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Exclusive extract from Understanding Popular Music on the Moog synthesiser

Google’s Moog doodle has been a huge success, inspiring the Twittersphere to honour Robert Moog en masse with birthday wishes and messages of admiration for his contribution to music making and sound technology.
Today’s virtual synth doodle was based on the Minimoog, an early and iconic synth that ushered in a new era of sound creation.
David Ventura‘s excellent music resource book, Understanding Popular Music, covers these¬† early analogue synthesisers and their influence on modern music. You can read an exclusive extract from the book below:
The headphone icon on the page above is to alert the reader to accompanying audio examples and content, which we’ve uploaded to a Soundcloud player below:
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This content can also be accessed through the Understanding Popular Music companion website.
Playlists of the songs analysed throughout the book can also be found in iTunes (published via Ping, search for Rhinegold Education), Spotify and YouTube.
Understanding Popular Music received a five star review from Jane Werry in this month’s Music Teacher Magazine, who hailed the book¬† as “the best overview of popular music styles” she had ever seen.
For more information on Understanding Popular Music, or to order your copy, visit musicroom.com.

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