Finding the beat : entrainment, rhythmic play, and social meaning in rock music /

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Bloomsbury Academic,, New York, United States, p.xi, 183 pages : (2023)

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(OCoLC)fst00864197, (OCoLC)fst01030774, (OCoLC)fst01099205, Analysis, appreciation., Click tracks., fast, Musical meter and rhythm., Rock music


Includes bibliographical references (pages [154]-171) and index.Preamble -- Ambiguity, rhythm, and participation in Radiohead's "Pyramid Song" -- Rhythmic play, compositional intent, and communication in rock music -- The backbeat as expressive device in rock music -- Entrainment and the human-technology interface, historical and technological considerations -- Entrainment and the human-technology interface, sociological and aesthetic considerations -- Radiohead, Oxford, and a rhythmic Holy Grail."Introduces entrainment-the capacity to perceive a beat and synchronize to it-through the lens of contemporary rock music to explain why humans enjoy listening to music together and what is it about certain beats that captures our attention"--