Musicologica 1/2015

Penetration of Jazz into Various Genres and Subcultures

Jazz is a universal music that has influenced many generations and still attracts new audiences. Although it was developing autonomously along with popular and classical music, its development has been progressively absorbed into different musical genres and styles. Jazz penetration into other genres culminated in the 1960s with its expansion into pop music. The 1970s […]

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Punk and New Wave in Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Poland

During emerging punk and new wave in former socialist countries possibilities of musicians varied immensely. Differences among musicians were associated with distinctive cultural and political climate in particular countries in the period from 1977 to 1989. While musicians in Yugoslavia and Poland were able to protect their artistic freedom, Czechoslovak rock musicians kept their underground position; participating at the club scene or moving to pop music. Radical attitude in underground helped to create Czech alternative scene […]

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Transformations of music club institution using the example of Olomouc popular music scene before 1989

The study shows the development of the institution of popular music club and club culture in the micro-area of Central-Moravian city of Olomouc during the forties to the eighties of the twentieth century. Organizational, social, artistic, cultural-political and general cultural aspects are reflected. Attention is paid to the origins of the club scene in the […]

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Ethnographic Research into the Alternative Music Scene in Bratislava

This paper is dedicated to the ethnographic research into the alternative music scene in Bratislava, conducted during November and December 2014. For our observations, we selected two music clubs in Bratislava (Slovakia) that have continually promoted alternative bands: the Majestic Music Club and the British Rock Stars Club. The ethnographic research focused on three performances: […]

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Ambient sound and onomatopoeia in jazz

The defining feature of the harmonical component of contemporary jazz is sonority that underlines spatiality. In jazz, it first appeared in 1950s, mostly thanks to the progressive approaches of Miles Davis and his innovative principles based on the then-newly rediscovered modal music. In the continuum of jazz style transformations, a new trend appeared at the turn […]

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Imagination, singing technique and natural singing in pop-rock music

The author studies the role of imagination and musicality in singing. The need of education of pop-rock singers is discussed in the light of the most often used singing styles in pop-rock music. Rock singers used to start their career as amateur musicians. However, they gradually began to employ particular vocal nuances that gave rise […]

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On the receptive method of teaching music in pre-primary education

Musical education in children of pre-primary-school age is executed by musical activities that include listening to music. Until now, the major part of the research in children’s interest in listening were mostly focused on children in the first grades of primary school. However, this study analyses the phenomenon in even younger children. The aim of […]

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