Presentation on theme: "Music Query Analysis Or: Don’t get the Blues when you’re asked about the Blues…"— Presentation transcript:
Music Query Analysis Or: Don’t get the Blues when you’re asked about the Blues…
“I’m looking for resources for my music assignment…”
DA DA DA DAAAH
But I’m not a music librarian
Why are we here?
I’m looking for information on the use of dominant extensions in Lydian based Jazz harmony
At least he knows what he wants! Is he familiar with databases and journals? Opportunity to teach advanced search techniques: proximity searches, phrase searches etc What has he done so far? Most importantly: You do not need to understand!
More likely though… I have to find out everything about a blues song
‘Smokestack Lightning’: Howlin’ Wolf
What is it? A specific performance At a specific time By a specific person In a specific setting Using specific resources
Where do we go from here? Historical Ideological Technical Cultural Aesthetic Sexual
Not all information can be music All music can be information