Allan F. Moore (in preparation): Song Means. This exists as a manuscript draft which will be made available to all students and provides extensive coverage of the curriculum.
Brackett, David, 2000: Interpreting popular music; (Cambridge: Cambridge UP)
Covach, John, and Boone, Graeme (eds.), 1997: Understanding rock; (Oxford: Oxford UP)
Moore, Allan F, 2001: Rock: the primary text; 2nd edition (Ashgate)
Moore, Allan F, 2002: Analysing popular music: and end-of-the-century perspective; (Cambridge: Cambridge UP)
Zak III, Albin, 2001: The poetics of rock; (California UP)
Dettmar, Kevin & Richey, William (eds.) 1999: Reading rock and roll (Columbia University Press)
Everett, Walter (ed.) 2000: Expression in Pop-Rock Music (Garland).
Frith, Simon 1998: Performing rites (Oxford University Press).
Frith, Simon et al (eds.) 2001: The Cambridge Companion to Pop and Rock (Cambridge University Press).
Gracyk, Theodore 1996: Rhythm and noise (I.B.Tauris).
Griffiths, Dai 2003: ‘From lyric to anti-lyric: analyzing the words in pop song’ in Allan F. Moore (ed.): Analyzing Popular Music (Cambridge University Press).
Hawkins, Stan 2002: Settling the pop score (Ashgate).
Horner, Bruce & Swiss, Thomas (eds.) 1999: Key terms in popular music and culture (Blackwell).
Jungr, Barb, 2003: ‘Vocal expression in the blues and gospel’ in Allan F. Moore (ed.): The Cambridge Companion to Blues and Gospel Music (Cambridge University Press).
Marsh, Dave 1989: The heart of rock and soul (Penguin).
Moore, Allan F. 2002: ‘Authenticity as authentication’; Popular Music 21/2, pp.209-223.
Moylan, William, 2002: The Art of Recording (Focal).
Shuker, Roy, 1998: Key concepts in popular music (Routledge).
Tagg, Philip, n.d.: Introductory notes to the semiotics of music;
Tagg, Philip and Clarida, Bob, 2003: Ten Little Title Tunes (Mass Media Music Scholars’ Press).
Toynbee, Jason, 2000: Making popular music (Edward Arnold).