Ashgate author, Allan F. Moore, wins Inaugural Popular Music Interest Group Publication Award for his new book, Song Means: Analysing and Interpreting Recorded Popular Song

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Ashgate author, Allan F. Moore, wins Inaugural Popular Music Interest Group Publication Award for his new book, Song Means: Analysing and Interpreting Recorded Popular Song.

Allan’s book also received the following review in Choice magazine:

Song Means“…the strongest contribution to appear in about a decade. Moore’s methodology is clear and easy to follow. He identifies elements of popular music that need to be considered alongside melody, harmony and rhythm—shape, form, delivery, style, friction, persona, reference, belonging and syntheses…He is particularly effective in effortless use of a broad base of examples from different genres, ranging from the Carpenters to Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac to Radiohead and Vanessa Carlton to Blind Willie Johnson. Moore’s discussion of how listeners react to recordings is just as strong as his discussion of melodic modes…Highly Recommended.”   Choice, December 2012

Learn more about Song Means: Analysing and Interpreting Recorded Popular Song

More information on the Popular Music Interest Group Publication Award

To browse other newly reviewed Ashgate books in Choice see www.ashgate.com/choice

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