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Listening to Bob Dylan

Larry Starr


This book presents the importance of listening to Bob Dylan’s recorded work as the essential basis for a deeper understanding and appreciation of his achievements. Here is a guide for both the curious listener and the enthusiastic Dylan fan, for both the nonspecialist who enjoys music and the professional. While fully acknowledging his celebrated gifts as a lyricist, this book embraces Dylan’s primary identity as a performing songwriter. For Bob Dylan, the creation of music, and its interpretation by voice and instruments, are as important as the words he sings. His performances offer inspired ... More

Keywords: Bob Dylan, Listening, (musical) performance, Songwriter, (musical) composition, Lyricist, Songs, vocal style, harmonica, music appreciation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043956
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043956.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Larry Starr, author