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Metal
Segment
 Reading
Guide
 
 Excerpts
from
Brackett,
ed.,
The
Pop,
Rock,
and
Soul
Reader.
 
 Each
of
these
short
chapters
contains
a
useful
introduction
by
Brackett.

In
addition
 to
this,
the
following
questions
should
help
you
to
sort
out
relevant
information
 from
these
writings.
 
 Chapter
56:
 
 On
what
grounds
does
John
Mendelsohn
criticize
Led
Zeppelin?

What
specific
 aspects
of
their
style
does
he
object
to?


 
 
 Did
any
of
these
stylistic
traits
carry
over
into
later
heavy
metal?
 
 
 Chapter
71:
 
 What,
in
Rob
Halford’s
opinion,
differentiates
rock
guitar
playing
from
heavy
metal
 guitar
playing?
 
 
 According
to
K.
K.
Downing,
how
is
heavy
metal
similar
to
the
blues?

How
is
it
 different?
 
 What
connections
does
Halford
make
between
heavy
metal
and
classical
music?
 
 
 Chapter
72:
 
 Take
notes
on
the
key
events
and
albums
in
Metallica’s
early
career.
 
 Describe
Metallica’s
songwriting
process.
 
 Describe
the
importance
of
recording
engineers
for
the
sound
of
Metallica’s
albums.
 
 
 Excerpt
from
Walser,
Running
With
the
Devil:
Power,
Gender,
and
Madness
in
Heavy
 Metal
Music.
 
 This
chapter
is
excerpted
from
one
of
the
first
musicological
studies
of
heavy
metal.

 It’s
intended
for
a
musicological
audience,
and
so
you
will
encounter
some
music
 notation
and
jargon.

Don’t
panic!

In
stead,
focus
on
answering
the
following
 questions,
which
should
help
you
to
get
what
you
need
from
the
article
without
 becoming
bogged
down.

Of
course,
if
you
have
questions
about
anything
in
this
 reading,
feel
free
to
send
an
email
to
the
course
address.
 
 What
are
Walser’s
motivations
for
exploring
connections
between
classical
music
 and
metal?

What
is
he
not
trying
to
do?
 
 What
popular
artists
outside
metal
have
used
classical
music?

How
are
these
uses
 similar
to
or
different
from
the
approaches
of
heavy
metal
artists?
 
 Outline
the
roles
of
Blackmore,
Van
Halen,
Rhoads,
and
Malmsteen
in
the
 development
of
heavy
metal
guitar.

Explain
how
their
approaches
draw
on
classical
 music.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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This note was uploaded on 01/14/2011 for the course MUS 355 taught by Professor Carson during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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