Articles about Rhetoric

Gesture in Musical Declamation: An Intercultural Approach
Musicologist (2017) Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 6-31

This paper draws parallels between gesture in South Indian Carnatic singing practice, and rhetorical gesture used by orators and singers in 16th and 17th century Early Modern Europe. The paper begins by referencing relevant historical literature on the performance practices. ...

Uncommon Commonalities: Cosmopolitan Ethics as a Framework for Music Education Policy Analysis
Arts Education Policy Review (2016) Vol. 117, No. 2, pp. 87-95

Contemporary American education policy rhetoric is problematic because its authors' assertions, particularly those about the goals of education, frequently conflict with their implied moral and/or ethical commitments. This philosophical policy analysis uses Appiah's cosmopolitan principles to examine the ethical implications ...

Mersenne and the Art of Delivery
Journal of Music Theory (2015) Vol. 59, No. 1, pp. 99-119

This article seeks to broaden our conventional historical account of the intersection between music and rhetoric by examining that intersection in the music-theoretical writings of Marin Mersenne (1588-1648). Mersenne's discussion of rhetoric, found chiefly in his Harmonie universelle (1636-37), emphasizes ...

Music and Other Sign Systems
Music Theory Online (2014) Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. np

Past scholarship has often investigated what we mean when we say that music is ineffable; it has also explored issues surrounding whether music can--or cannot--be translated. In contrast, this article shifts the focus from music and its meaning to the ...

Uncle Toms, Massas, and Symbilic Violence: Miles Davis' Rhetoric of Moral Reconstitution
Jazz Perspectives (2013) Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 57-75

Extending Albert Murray's presupposition that "performing artists are rhetoricians," this study applies a rhetorical approach to Miles: the Autobiography. Davis's rhetoric of moral reconstitution utilizes the classical means of persuasion-ethos, pathos, and logos-within the epideictic, or ceremonial, genre. As such, ...

"The National Music Plan" and the Taming of English Music Education
Arts Education Policy Review (2013) Vol. 114, No. 3, pp. 112-118

In late 2011, the Department for Education in England published "The Importance of Music: A National Plan for Music Education." Ostensibly, its purpose is to carry forward in a more coherent and equitable manner the work hitherto carried out by ...