Formal Devices of Trance and House Music: Breakdowns, Buildups, and Anthems

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Trance and house music are sub-genres within the genre of electronic dance music. The form of breakdown, buildup and anthem is the main driving force behind trance and house music. This thesis analyzes transcriptions from 22 trance and house songs in order to establish and define new terminology for formal devices used within the breakdown, buildup and anthem sections of the music.

Creator(s): Iler, Devin
Creation Date: December 2011
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
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Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: December 2011
Description:

Trance and house music are sub-genres within the genre of electronic dance music. The form of breakdown, buildup and anthem is the main driving force behind trance and house music. This thesis analyzes transcriptions from 22 trance and house songs in order to establish and define new terminology for formal devices used within the breakdown, buildup and anthem sections of the music.

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Department: College of Music
Discipline: Music Theory
Level: Master's
PublicationType: Master's Thesis
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Keyword(s): Popular music | trance | house | electronic dance music | breakdown | buildup | anthem
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc103332
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Holder: Iler, Devin
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