Theodore Gracyk, "Listening to Popular Music: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Led Zeppelin"
2007-05-02 | ISBN: 0472069837, 0472099833 | 264 pages | PDF | 13 MB
It has long been assumed that people who prefer Led Zeppelin to Mozart live aesthetically impoverished lives. But why? In Listening to Popular Music, award-winning popular music scholar Theodore Gracyk argues that aesthetic value is just as important in popular listening as it is with “serious” music. And we don’t have to treat popular music as art in order to recognize its worth. Aesthetic values are realized differently in different musical styles, and each requires listening skills that people must learn.