Chapter 2

B. Listening Frameworks for Analysis

Russ Hepworth-Sawyer

In This Chapter

■   Introduction

■   Example: Listening Framework

□   Pass 1

□   Pass 2

□   Pass 3

■   Framework Analysis

■   Further Reading


Developing a Listening Framework for Analysis is a way in which analytical listening in music production can be taught. This short chapter is inspired by the excellent work of William Moylan.


Frameworks for analysis are the starting point to dissect how a recording has been put together objectively and how it’s result actually sounds. Figure 2.7 is an example of what we might consider the bare essential elements and a structure by which listening can be analyzed. This framework will need to develop ...

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