How to Analyze the Music of Paul McCartney

How to Analyze the Music of Paul McCartney

by Miles Raymer

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Have you ever listened to a song and considered its deeper meaning? Paul McCartney's songs have captivated millions of listeners. By using critical theory, you might find inspiring new ideas in McCartney's popular lyrics and innovative melodies. Critical theory allows viewers to examine the influences behind a creation as well as the impacts of that creation. Consider how others have critiqued Paul McCartney's work. You may discover an entirely fresh view of music-your own.

Essential Critiques introduces readers to critical theory and its application. By discussing and analyzing the art of pop culture icons in theater, literature, film, art, and music, this unique series guides students through the process of thinking critically, creating a thesis, and supporting their arguments. A brief biography of each artist pairs with summaries of his or her works, allowing readers to examine and apply New Criticism, feminist theory, reader response, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616135317
Publisher: Abdo Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Series: Essential Critiques Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Critiques 6

Chapter 2 A Closer Look at Paul McCartney 13

Chapter 3 Overview of the Beatles' Music 21

Chapter 4 How to Apply Biographical Criticism to McCartney's Beatles-Era Music 31

Chapter 5 Overview of McCartney's 1970s-era Music 45

Chapter 6 How to Apply Historical Criticism to McCartney's 1970s-era Music 53

Chapter 7 Overview of McCartney's Music of the 1980s-and 1990s 63

Chapter 8 How to Apply Listener-Response Criticism to McCartney's 1980s-and 1990s-era Music 69

Chapter 9 Overview of Electric Arguments 87

Chapter 10 How to Apply Feminist Criticism to Electric Arguments 87

You Critique It 96

Timeline 98

Glossary 100

Bibliography of Works and Criticism 102

Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 110

About the Author 112

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