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Yodeling and Meaning in American Music

Timothy E. Wise


Considering yodeling as a musical device in American music, this book investigates in parallel two ways of understanding various meanings associated with yodeling: as the connotative functions of yodeling within specific musical texts and as the ideological implications of its use. It aims to provoke a reflection on the concept of singing and received cultural ideas associated with it. Starting with the premise that music is a discursive practice that is itself inseparable from a critical verbal discourse about music, the book interrogates the relationship between yodeling and predominating mu ... More

Keywords: Yodeling, Musical device, Semiotics, Discourse/discursive practice, Critical musicology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781496805805
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496805805.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy E. Wise, author
University of Salford