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Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Wshew, stomach flu is a hell of a thing, but while I'm getting back up to speed, you could read this review of Kyle Gann's new book and then maybe go get it so we could talk about it. (Ooh, it's got a nice cover, too.) Don't be dismayed by the presence of actual sheet music on Gann's site at the present time, he's never anything less than accessible, and I was not haphazardly pointing you toward a review that says Gann's writing "sticks to essentials: what the music sounds like, who's writing it, and why you should listen." You could also do a lot worse than to read this piece on naming music movements (via be.jazz), which, though it focuses on one specific period of art-musical history, is pretty well applicable to pop, too.