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    • Analysis of Rhythm in Rap Music 

      Zavortink, Matthew (University of Oregon, 2016-10-27)
      Although the analysis of popular music has become widely accepted by theorists, rap and related genres are still relatively unexplored. The small body of existing literature suggests several promising analytic methods, ...
    • Chord-Specific Scalar Material in Classical Music: An Adaptation of Jazz Chord-Scale Theory 

      Pokorny, Andrew (University of Oregon, 2014-09-29)
      Jazz chord-scale theory identifies scales that can be used to embellish a particular type of chord. It has fostered the notion that chords can generate their own local scales. This idea as well as many of the scale types ...
    • An Exploration of Melody, Harmony, and Improvisation in the Music of Stevie Wonder 

      Lovell, Jeffrey (University of Oregon, 2013-07-11)
      In this dissertation, I examine Stevie Wonder's compositional style from his celebrated "classic period," (1972-1976) focusing specifically on the concentrated two-year time span from 1972-1974 marked by his unparalleled ...
    • Form, Style, and Influence in the Chamber Music of Antonin Dvořák 

      Rockwood, Mark (University of Oregon, 2017-09-06)
      The last thirty years have seen a resurgence in the research of sonata form. One groundbreaking treatise in this renaissance is James Hepokoski and Warren Darcy’s 2006 monograph Elements of Sonata Theory: Norms, Types, and ...
    • History, Implementation, and Pedagogical Implications of an Updated System of Functional Analysis 

      Abrahamson, Krista (University of Oregon, 2016-10-27)
      This dissertation follows the history of functional ideas and their pedagogy, illuminates with many examples the implementation of my updated system of Functional Analysis, and discusses the pedagogical implications that ...
    • Malleable Mindsets: Rethinking Instructional Design in Undergraduate Music Theory 

      Naxer, Meghan (University of Oregon, 2016-10-27)
      This dissertation explores why undergraduate music theory students may not be motivated in their classes and how we can begin to improve music theory pedagogy by addressing the negative preconceptions surrounding the subject ...
    • Normative Wit: Haydn's Personal Sonata Form 

      Mastic, Timothy (University of Oregon, 2015-08-18)
      This thesis approaches Haydn’s sonata-form procedures from the perspective of the eighteenth-century listener, asking, if a moment is allegedly “witty” according to modern analysts, would Haydn's contemporary audience have ...
    • Patterns, Containment, and Meaning in Hugo Wolf's Mörike-Lieder 

      Lee, Elizabeth (University of Oregon, 2014-09-29)
      This dissertation focuses upon patterns and concepts of containment within selected Lieder from Hugo Wolf's Mörike collection. More specifically, I focus upon melody as a way of understanding how these found patterns and ...
    • Reflection and Introspection in the Film Scores of Thomas Newman 

      Oden, Chelsea (University of Oregon, 2016-10-27)
      The most transformative moments in life cause us to look both backward (reflection) and inward (introspection). Likewise, reflective and introspective moments in film often align with important plot points. Separating ...
    • Text-Painting and Musical Style in the Lieder of Fanny Hensel 

      Draper, Brian (University of Oregon, 2012)
      The Lieder of Fanny Hensel have received very little attention from modern music scholars, and her music has mostly been looked at as only a sidebar to the music of her much more famous brother, Felix Mendelssohn. Adding ...
    • The Expressive Motivation of Meter Changes in Brahms's Lieder 

      Lau, Wing (University of Oregon, 2015-08-18)
      Metric dissonance in Brahms’s music is not an unfamiliar topic. Hemiola, offbeat accents, and syncopations are Brahms’s common metric strategies. These metric manipulations often facilitate a displacement between the audible ...
    • Timelessness in Music 

      Schell, Hallel (University of Oregon, 2015-01-14)
      This study explores the experience of timelessness in music by examining the musical parameters that are in play and how those musical parameters affect and are affected by memory and expectation. I propose three types of ...
    • Toward a Perceptual-Cognitive Account of Double-Time Feel in Jazz 

      Voglewede, Matthew (University of Oregon, 2013-10-03)
      The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz defines “double time” as “the apparent doubling of the tempo […] achieved by halving the prevailing note value.” A more precise term for this concept is “double-time feel.” The question of ...
    • What to Listen for in Zappa: Philosophy, Allusion, and Structure in Frank Zappa's Music 

      Ferrandino, Matthew (University of Oregon, 2015-08-18)
      In this thesis I explore how music-text relations in Frank Zappa’s music work together to express a central narrative, with a particular focus on his use of musical allusion. First, I frame Zappa’s creative perspective ...