Hip-hop pedagogy as production practice: reverse-engineering the sample-based aesthetic

Exarchos, Michail ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1045-3540 (2018) Hip-hop pedagogy as production practice: reverse-engineering the sample-based aesthetic. Journal of Popular Music Education, 2 (3). pp. 45-63. ISSN 2397-6721

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Abstract

Hip-hop music practice contains a rich matrix of creative methods within its paradigm, which can inform and inspire music production pedagogy. The techno-artistic trajectory of rap production consists of numerous performing, engineering and production phases, while it may also involve self-contained developmental practices, such as the creation of intermediate content for sampling. The well-documented issues affecting phonographic sampling have given rise to alternative approaches, inviting both live musicianship and a dependence on synthesized sonics within hip-hop practice. As a hybrid production vehicle par excellence, Hip-Hop provides a fertile context for the application of diverse techniques in pursuit of inter-stylistic aesthetics. The article explores the spectrum of creative opportunities that lie between live performance, the sample-based process and notions of 'composition' as encompassed within the hip-hop paradigm. The aim is to identify under-represented aspects of contemporary music production and unexploited synergies in popular music curricula that may benefit from further integration.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Music
Music > Music/audio technology
Music > Musicology > Music pedagogy
Music > Musicology > Popular music
Music > Record production
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Depositing User: Michail Exarchos
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2018 14:16
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2019 02:45
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/5153

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