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dc.contributor.advisorWeaver, Jeremy
dc.contributor.authorWiebers, Ben
dc.contributor.authorWiebers, Ben
dc.date2014-09-12
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-10T22:04:30Z
dc.date.available2018-06-10T22:04:30Z
dc.description.abstractMusic represents a significant component of culture yet is difficult to objectively study. Several theories exist regarding quality in music, but none accurately describe all aspects of a song. Due to the importance of music within American society, a method must be formulated in order to understand what makes quality music and conclude how well a song reaches its societal goal. Criteria are utilized to capture the full effect of listening in order to determine quality. These criteria are: Emotional stimulation, intellectual appeal and understanding of musicality. Combined, they create a working theory, by which given songs can be objectively studied to determine the level of their quality. Using a list of Grammy "Song of the Year" winners, the theory tested. The results showed that the data set did not display a true, uniform standard of quality and limitations were found within the criteria, but also that the experiment contained consistency of testing between criteria for individual songs and that 53% of the data set meeting the quality mark. This consistency and majority success rate for songs shows the successful application of the experiment in determining song quality.
dc.identifierhttp://repository.uwyo.edu/ugrd/2012_UGRD/Presentations/82
dc.identifierhttp://repository.uwyo.edu/context/ugrd/article/1375/type/native/viewcontent
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11919/2253
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherUniversity of Wyoming. Libraries
dc.sourceUndergraduate Research Day
dc.titleDeveloping a Theory on Quality Music Using American Popular Music
dc.typePresentation
thesis.degree.disciplineSociology


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