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Structural and rhetorical closure in popular music: or, how do songs end?


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Paper presented at the Royal Musicological Association Annual Conference, University of Bristol, 13-15 September 2018.
This paper theorises the nature of closure (how songs end) in popular music, utilising a range of examples from the 1970s progressive and class rock repertoire. It builds on the work of analytical musicologists from the classical tradition to develop a methodology that is applicable in a popular context.

Item Type: Paper presented at a conference, workshop, or other event which was not published in the proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Analysis, Songwriting, Popular Music
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Schools > School of Media Arts
Depositing User: Nick Braae
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2018 20:41
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 07:24

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