[Smt-talk] music theory on slate

johnrcovach at gmail.com johnrcovach at gmail.com
Tue Mar 25 20:33:53 PDT 2014

I have to admit that when I first read Ted's essay online I had to wonder what was new about these observations.  I mean, a magazine like Rolling Stone has always been a lifestyle magazine.   What we do and what they do are very different things.

John Covach
University of Rochester

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> On Mar 25, 2014, at 3:42 PM, Andrew Schartmann <andrew.schartmann at yale.edu> wrote:
> For anyone interested, here is the article that inspired Pallet to write a theory-based analysis of a Katy Perry song: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/03/18/music-criticism-has-degenerated-into-lifestyle-reporting.html. Needless to say, Gioia's article generated quite a controversy online.
> Also, I'm pretty sure Pallet's title ("Explaining the genius of Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream'—using music theory") is meant to be facetious.
> Andrew Schartmann
> Graduate Student
> Yale University 
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