Shape shift: riff variation and development in the music of Metallica
Aglugub, Raymond David
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Past musicological efforts have helped to elucidate the elements of style and aesthetics in heavy-metal music and explain their deeper social and cultural meanings, especially through the efforts of musicologists such as Robert Walser, Steve Waksman, Susan Fast, and Glenn T. Pillsbury. Through these discussions we recognize the riff as the primary structure unit in heavy metal and understand how it has developed out of the blues and earlier rock traditions [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (M.M.)--Boston University
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