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Music Genre
A MUSIC GENRE is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions. It is to be distinguished from musical form and musical style, although in practice these terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Recently, academics have argued that categorizing music by genre is inaccurate and outdated. Music
Music
can be divided into different genres in many different ways. The artistic nature of music means that these classifications are often subjective and controversial, and some genres may overlap. There are even varying academic definitions of the term genre itself. In his book Form in Tonal Music, Douglass M. Green distinguishes between genre and form . He lists madrigal , motet , canzona , ricercar , and dance as examples of genres from the Renaissance period. To further clarify the meaning of genre, Green writes, "Beethoven's Op. 61 and Mendelssohn's Op
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Sex Pistols
The SEX PISTOLS were an English punk rock band formed in London in 1975. Although they initially lasted just two and a half years and produced only four singles and one studio album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here\'s the Sex Pistols
Sex Pistols
, they have been called one of the most influential acts in the history of popular music , having initiated the punk movement in the United Kingdom, and inspired many later punk and alternative rock musicians. The first incarnation of the Sex Pistols
Sex Pistols
was singer Johnny Rotten ( John Lydon
John Lydon
), lead guitarist Steve Jones , drummer Paul Cook and bassist Glen Matlock . Matlock was replaced by Sid Vicious (real name John Ritchie) early in 1977
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Frank Zappa
FRANK VINCENT ZAPPA (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American musician, activist and filmmaker. His work was characterized by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, sound experiments, musical virtuosity, and satire of American culture. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock , pop , jazz , jazz fusion , orchestral and musique concrète works, and produced almost all of the 60-plus albums that he released with his band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. Zappa also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. Publications such as Ultimate Classic Rock and The Independent
The Independent
have described him as one of the most innovative and stylistically diverse rock musicians of his generation. As a self-taught composer and performer, Zappa's diverse musical influences led him to create music that was sometimes difficult to categorize
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Billie Holiday
ELEANORA FAGAN (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), professionally known as BILLIE HOLIDAY, was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed "LADY DAY" by her friend and music partner Lester Young , Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo . She was known for her vocal delivery and improvisational skills, which made up for her limited range and lack of formal music education. There were other jazz singers with comparable talent, but Holiday had a voice that captured the attention of her audience. After a turbulent childhood, Holiday began singing in nightclubs in Harlem
Harlem
, where she was heard by the producer John Hammond , who commended her voice. She signed a recording contract with Brunswick Records in 1935
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Data Mining
DATA MINING is the computing process of discovering patterns in large data sets involving methods at the intersection of machine learning , statistics , and database systems . It is an interdisciplinary subfield of computer science . The overall goal of the data mining process is to extract information from a data set and transform it into an understandable structure for further use. Aside from the raw analysis step, it involves database and data management aspects, data pre-processing , model and inference considerations, interestingness metrics, complexity considerations, post-processing of discovered structures, visualization , and online updating . Data
Data
mining is the analysis step of the "knowledge discovery in databases" process, or KDD. The term is a misnomer , because the goal is the extraction of patterns and knowledge from large amounts of data, not the extraction (mining) of data itself
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Richard Middleton (musicologist)
RICHARD MIDDLETON FBA is Emeritus Professor of Music at Newcastle University in Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne
. He is also the founder and co-ordinating editor of the journal Popular Music. CONTENTS * 1 Education * 2 Career * 3 Bibliography * 3.1 Author * 3.2 Editor or co-editor * 4 External links EDUCATIONMiddleton studied at Clare College , Cambridge and at the University of York , where his PhD
PhD
was supervised by Wilfrid Mellers . CAREERMiddleton previously taught at the University of Birmingham
University of Birmingham
and the Open University . He was appointed to his present position in 1998. In 2004 Professor Middleton was elected to a Fellowship by the British Academy . Middleton retired from his post at Newcastle in 2005
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Oral Tradition
ORAL TRADITION, or ORAL LORE, is a form of human communication where in knowledge, art, ideas and cultural material is received, preserved and transmitted orally from one generation to another. The transmission is through speech or song and may include folktales, ballads, chants, prose or verses. In this way, it is possible for a society to transmit oral history , oral literature , oral law and other knowledge across generations without a writing system , or in parallel to a writing system. Indian religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism
Hinduism
and Jainism, for example, have used an oral tradition, in parallel to a writing system, to transmit their canonical scriptures, secular knowledge such as Sushruta Samhita , hymns and mythologies from one generation to the next
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Minimalist Music
MINIMAL MUSIC is a form of art music that employs limited or minimal musical materials. In the Western art music tradition the American composers La Monte Young , Terry Riley
Terry Riley
, Steve Reich
Steve Reich
, and Philip Glass are credited with being among the first to develop compositional techniques that exploit a minimal approach. It originated in the New York Downtown scene of the 1960s and was initially viewed as a form of experimental music called the New York Hypnotic School. As an aesthetic, it is marked by a non-narrative, non-teleological, and non-representational conception of a work in progress, and represents a new approach to the activity of listening to music by focusing on the internal processes of the music, which lack goals or motion toward those goals
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Literary Fiction
LITERARY FICTION are fictional works that are deemed to be of literary merit , as distinguished from most commercial, or "genre" fiction . The distinction can be controversial among critics and scholars, especially because a number of major literary figures have written genre fiction, including John Banville , Doris Lessing , Iain Banks , and Margaret Atwood . CONTENTS * 1 Definition * 2 Characteristics * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 Bibliography DEFINITION Neal Stephenson has suggested that while any definition will be simplistic there is today a general cultural difference between literary and genre fiction. On the one hand literary authors nowadays are frequently supported by patronage, with employment at a university or a similar institution, and with the continuation of such positions determined not by book sales but by critical acclaim by other established literary authors and critics
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Popular Fiction
GENRE FICTION, also known as POPULAR FICTION, is plot-driven fictional works written with the intent of fitting into a specific literary genre , in order to appeal to readers and fans already familiar with that genre. Genre
Genre
fiction is generally distinguished from literary fiction . Some writing may be considered both literary and genre, such as the science fiction writing of Nobel laureate Doris Lessing
Doris Lessing
and Margaret Atwood . George Simenon , the creator of the Maigret detective novels , has been described by André Gide
André Gide
as 'the most novelistic of novelists in French literature'. The main genres are crime, fantasy, romance, science fiction, western, inspirational and horror. More commercially oriented genre fiction has been dismissed by literary critics as poorly written or escapist
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Co-occurrence
CO-OCCURRENCE or COOCCURRENCE is a linguistics term that can either mean concurrence / coincidence or, in a more specific sense, the above-chance frequent occurrence of two terms from a text corpus alongside each other in a certain order. Co-occurrence in this linguistic sense can be interpreted as an indicator of semantic proximity or an idiomatic expression. Corpus linguistics and its statistic analyses reveal patterns of co-occurrences within a language and enable to work out typical collocations for its lexical items. A co-occurrence restriction is identified when linguistic elements never occur together. Analysis of these restrictions can lead to discoveries about the structure and development of a language
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List Of Radio Formats
A RADIO FORMAT or PROGRAMMING FORMAT (not to be confused with broadcast programming ) describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station . In countries where radio spectrum use is legally regulated (such as by OFCOM
OFCOM
in the UK), formats may have a legal status where stations are licensed to transmit only specific formats. Radio formats are frequently employed as a marketing tool, and are subject to frequent change. Music radio , old time radio , all-news radio , sports radio , talk radio and weather radio describe the operation of different genres of radio format and each format can often be sub-divided into many specialty formats
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Routledge
ROUTLEDGE (/ˈraʊtlɪdʒ/ ) is a British multinational publisher. It was founded in 1836 by George Routledge , and specialises in providing academic books, journals , & online resources in the fields of humanities , behavioral science , education , law and social science . The company publishes approximately 1,800 journals & 5,000 new books each year and their backlist encompasses over 70,000 titles. Routledge is claimed to be the largest global academic publisher within humanities and social sciences. In 1998, Routledge became a subdivision and imprint of its former rival, Taylor & Francis Group (T&F), as a result of a £90 million acquisition deal from Cinven , a venture capital group which had purchased it two years previously for £25 million
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List Of Classical And Art Music Traditions
"CLASSICAL MUSIC" and "ART MUSIC " are terms that have been used to refer to music of different cultural origins and traditions. Such traditions often date to a period regarded as the "golden age" of music for a particular culture. The following table lists music styles from throughout the world and the period in history when that tradition was developed: STYLE (ORDERED BY CULTURE) HISTORICAL PERIOD WHEN THE MUSICAL TRADITION WAS DEVELOPED NOTES AFGHAN CLASSICAL MUSIC (KLASIK ) 19th century ANDALUSIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC Caliph of Córdoba
Caliph of Córdoba
AZERBAIJANI MUGHAM ca. 9th - 10th century CAMBODIAN CEREMONIAL MUSIC (PINPEAT) Khmer Empire
Khmer Empire
CHINESE TRADITIONAL MUSIC Tang Dynasty
Tang Dynasty
The Chinese invented a form of notation called Gongche in the Tang Dynasty
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Breakbeat
BREAKBEAT is a broad style of electronic or dance-oriented music which utilizes breaks , often sampled from earlier recordings in funk , jazz , and R"> This style was extremely popular in clubs and dancehalls because the extended breakbeat provided breakers with more opportunities to showcase their skills. In the 1970s, hip-hop was all about the break. Then, in the 1980s, the evolution of technology began to make sampling breaks easier and more affordable for DJs and producers, which helped nurture the commercialization of hip-hop. Through crude techniques such as pausing tapes and then recording the break, by the 1980s, technology allowed anybody with a tape recorder to find the breakbeat. In the early 1990s, acid house artists and producers started using breakbeat samples in their music to create breakbeat hardcore
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Guardian Media Group
GUARDIAN MEDIA GROUP PLC (GMG) is a British mass media company owning various media operations including The Guardian
The Guardian
and The Observer . The group is wholly owned by Scott Trust Limited , which exists to secure the financial and editorial independence of The Guardian
The Guardian
in perpetuity. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Group structure * 3 Corporate governance * 3.1 Board of directors * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYThe company was founded as the Manchester Guardian Ltd in 1907 when C. P. Scott bought the Manchester Guardian (founded in 1821) from the estate of his cousin Edward Taylor. It became the Manchester Guardian and Evening News Ltd when it bought out the Manchester Evening News
Manchester Evening News
in 1924, later becoming the GUARDIAN AND MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS LTD to reflect the change in the morning paper's title
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