Dr Jan-Peter Herbst


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  ⇓ Research Articles

  ⇓ Encyclopaedia Articles

  ⇓ Reviews


  • buchcover3 (2021) (with Jonas Menze) Gear Acquisition Syndrome. Consumption of Instruments and Technology in Popular Music. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield Press (contracted).

  • buchcover2(2016) Die Gitarrenverzerrung in der Rockmusik. Studien zu Spielweise und Ästhetik [The guitar distortion in rock music. A study on playability and aesthetics]. Münster: LIT (Populäre Kultur und Medien, vol. 12).
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    Extracts from reviews:

  • buchcover1 (2014) Netzwerk Sound. Eine didaktische Herausforderung der populären Musik [Network sound. An educational challenge of popular music]. PhD thesis. University of Paderborn 2014. Augsburg: Wißner (Forum Musikpädagogik, vol. 129).
    ⇒ Flyer
    ⇒ Publisher

    Translation: "… a key milestone in the discussion of new and important topics for those who are concerned with popular music in the classroom." (Praxis des Musikunterrichts)

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  • (2023) Cambridge Companion to Metal Music (Cambridge University Press).
  • (2021) Special issue "Crises at Work: Potentials for Change?". IASPM Journal (with Michael Ahlers).
  • (2021) Special issue "Crosstown Traffic". Metal Music Studies, 7(3) (with Karl Spracklen & Rupert Till).
  • (2017) Issue "Music and Art". Musik und Unterricht, vol. 126.

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Research Articles

  • (2021) Recording Studios as Museums? Record producers’ perspectives on German rock studios and accounts of their heritage practices. Popular Music, 40(2) (forthcoming).
  • (2021) The Politics of Rammstein’s Sound: Decoding a Production Aesthetic. Journal of Popular Music Studies (forthcoming).
  • (2021) Culture-specific production and performance characteristics. An interview study with ‘Teutonic’ metal producers. Metal Music Studies, 7(3) (forthcoming).
  • (2020) Views of German Producers on ‘Teutonic’ metal: Production Approaches and Generational Effects. In: Appen, Ralf von & Hindrichs, Thorsten (Eds.): One Nation Under a Groove. ‘Nation’ als Kategorie populärer Musik. Bielefeld: transcript, pp. 183-206.
  • (2020) (with Thomas Thurnell-Read, David Robinson & Karl Spracklen) Rhythm and Booze: Contesting Leisure Mobilities on the Transpennine Real Ale Trail. Mobilities. DOI: 10.1080/17450101.2020.1820189. ⇒ Abstract
  • (2020) German Metal Attack. Power Metal in and from Germany. In: Seibt, Oliver; Ringsmut, Martin & Wickström, Davil-Emil (Eds.): Made in Germany (Global Popular Music series). London: Routledge, pp. 81-89. ⇒ Publisher
  • (2020) Sonic Signatures in Metal Music Production. Teutonic vs British vs American Sound. ASPM Samples, 18, pp. 1-26. ⇒ Publisher
  • (2020) From Bach to Helloween. ‘Teutonic’ stereotypes in the history of popular music. Metal Music Studies, 6(1), 87-108. doi: 10.1386/mms_00006_1
  • (2019) Empirical explorations of guitar players’ attitudes towards their equipment and the role of distortion in rock music. Current Musicology, 105, pp. 75-106. ⇒ Publisher
  • (2019) Moonlight Shadows. "Licht und Schatten" in Pink Floyds The Dark Side Of The Moon. [Light and shadow in Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon]. In: Kathke, Petra Ed.: Vom Schatten aus. Denk- und Handlungsräume in Kunst und Kunstpädagogik. Hannover: fabricio, pp. 130-150.
  • (2019) Distortion and Rock Guitar Harmony. The Influence of Distortion Level and Structural Complexity on Acoustic Features and Perceived Pleasantness of Guitar Chords. Music Perception, 36(4), pp. 335-352. doi: 10.1525/mp.2019.36.4.335
  • (2019) The formation of the West German power metal scene and the question of a ‘Teutonic’ sound. Metal Music Studies, 5(2), pp. 201-223. doi: 10.1386/mms.5.2.201_1
  • (2019) “My setup is pushing about 500 watts – it’s all distortion”. Emergence, development, aesthetics, and intentions of the rock guitar sound. Vox Popular (forthcoming).
  • (2019) Old sounds with new technologies? Examining the creative potential of guitar ‘profiling’ technology and the future of metal music from producers’ perspectives. Metal Music Studies, 5(1), pp. 53-69. doi: 10.1386/mms.5.1.53_1
  • (2018) (with Tim Albrecht) The work realities of professional studio musicians in the German popular music recording industry: Careers, practices and economic situations. IASPM@Journal, 8(2), pp. 18-37. ⇒ Publisher
  • (2018) (with Daniela Böer) Impulse aus der Musik kreativ in Bewegung umsetzen und für Kommunikationsanlässe nutzen [Transforming music into movement and using it for communication]. Sportunterricht, 69(9), pp. 403-407.
  • (2018) (with Tim Albrecht) The skillset of professional studio musicians in the German popular music recording industry. Etnomusikologian vuosikirja (The Finnish Yearbook of Ethnomusicology), vol. 30, pp. 121-153. ⇒ Publisher
  • (2018) (with Sebastian Schulz) I love This Town – Songs über den American Way of Life analysieren. Der Fremdsprachliche Unterricht Englisch, pp. 20-24.
  • (2018) Put It Up to Eleven: An Experimental Study on Distorted Solo Guitar Techniques in Sixty Years of Rock Music. Vox Popular, 3 (forthcoming).
  • (2018) (with Isabella Czedik-Eysenberg and Christoph Reuter) Guitar profiling technology in metal music production: public reception, capability, consequences and perspectives. Metal Music Studies, 4(3), pp. 481-506. doi: 10.1386/mms.4.3.481_1
  • (2018) Heaviness and the electric guitar: Considering the interaction between distortion and harmonic structures. Metal Music Studies, 4(1), pp. 95-113. doi: 10.1386/mms.4.1.95_1
  • (2017) (with Jan Holthaus) Music Studio Operators In The Ruhr Area In Germany: Role, Services, And Resources. Etnomusikologian vuosikirja (The Finnish Yearbook of Ethnomusicology), vol. 29, pp. 1-30. ⇒ Publisher
  • (2017) Virtuoses Sologitarrenspiel im Rock und Metal. Zum Einfluss von Verzerrung auf das "Shredding" [Virtuoso solo guitar in rock and metal music. About the influence of distortion on "shredding"]. In: Phleps, Thomas Ed.: Schneller, höher, lauter. Virtuosität in populären Musiken (Beiträge zur Popularmusikforschung, Bd. 43), pp. 131-152. ⇒ Publisher
  • (2017) Influence of distortion on guitar chord structures: Acoustic effects and perceptual correlates. In: Auhagen, Wolfgang; Bullerjahn, Claudia & Louven, Christoph Eds.: Musikpsychologie, vol. 27: Akustik und musikalische Hörwahrnehmung. Göttingen: Hogrefe, pp. 26-47. ⇒ Publisher
  • (2017) Shredding, tapping and sweeping: Effects of guitar distortion on playability and expressiveness in rock and metal solos. Metal Music Studies, 3(2), pp. 231–250. doi: 10.1386/mms.3.2.231_1
  • (2017) “Gear Acquisition Syndrome” – A Study of Electric Guitar Players. In: Merrill, Julia Ed.: Popular Music Studies Today. Series Systematische Musikwissenschaft. Wiesbaden: Springer, pp. 139-148. ⇒ Publisher
  • (2017) Historical development, sound aesthetics and production techniques of the distorted electric guitar in metal music. Metal Music Studies, 3(1), pp. 24-46. https://doi.org/10.1386/mms.3.1.23_1
  • (2017) Resonanz. [Resonance]. In: Blohm, Manfred; Brenne, Andreas & Hornäk, Sara Eds. Inklusionsaspekte in den künstlerischen Fächern und der ästhetischen Bildung. Hannover: Fabrico Verlag, pp. 217-222. ⇒ Publisher
  • (2017) Musik und Kunst – ein Überblick [Music and Arts – an overview]. Musik & Unterricht, 126, pp. 18-20.
  • (2017) Faszination Gitarre. Teil 4. Der gemeinsame Song im Gitarrenorchester [Guitar fascination. The guitar orchestra]. Praxis des Musikunterrichts, 129, pp. 34-39.
  • (2017) Akkordstrukturen im verzerrten Rockgitarrenriff. Eine experimental-analytische Studie zur Auswirkung von physikalischen und psycho-akustischen Faktoren [Chord structures in the distorted rock guitar riff. An experimental and analytic study on the effect of physical and psychoacoustic factors]. ASPM Samples, vol. 15. pp. 1-27. ⇒ Article
  • (2017) Remixing dub reggae in the music classroom: A practice-based case study on the value of music production tasks for listening skills, media competency and musical knowledge. Journal of Music, Technology and Education, 9(3), pp. 255-272.
  • (2016) Kommunikation und Wissenserwerb in der Vorlesung. Eine quantitative Studie zum Einsatz kommunikationsanregender Methoden in der Vorlesung [Communication and construction of knowledge. A quantitative study on communication-facilitating methods in the higher education lecture]. die hochschullehre, 2(1). ⇒ Article
  • (2016) Das virtuelle Mischpult als Instrument [The virtual mixing desk as an instrument]. Musik und Computer, 5, pp. 28-37.
  • (2016) Faszination Gitarre. Teil 3. Grundlagen der akkordischen Liedbegleitung [Guitar fascination. Basics of rhythm guitar]. Praxis des Musikunterrichts, 127, pp. 38-47.
  • (2015) "What's that Sound?" Sound als didaktische Herausforderung der Populären Musik [Sound as an educational challenge of popular music]. In: Ahlers, Michael Ed.: Popmusik-Vermittlung. Zwischen Schule, Universität und Beruf (Theorie und Praxis der Musikvermittlung, vol. 14). Münster: LIT, pp. 133-152. ⇒ Publisher
  • (2015) Faszination Gitarre. Teil 2. Phrasierung und die ersten Melodien [Guitar fascination. Phrasing and melodies]. Praxis des Musikunterrichts, 124, pp. 38-44.
  • (2015) Faszination Gitarre. Teil 1. Die Grundlagen der Tonerzeugung [Guitar fascination. The basics of tone production]. Praxis des Musikunterrichts, 123, pp. 36-43.
  • (2014) Rethinking sound – an ontological perspective. Proceedings of the Sonic Signatures Symposium, Aalborg (DK), April 9-11, 2014. ⇒ Poster presentation
  • (2014) He’s a Pirate. Musik & Bildung. 2.14, pp. 8-11.
  • (2011) Die Form macht’s. Angewandte Formenlehre in der Erarbeitung populärer Musik [The form matters. Applied music theory in learning popular music]. Üben & Musizieren. 6/11, pp. 34-37.

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Encyclopaedia Articles

  • (2013) In: Songlexikon/Encyclopedia of Songs. Projekt des Deutschen Volksliedarchivs zu populärer Kultur und Musik. Ed. Fernand Hörner, Michael Fischer & Christofer Jost, Freiburg i. B. Song:
    18 and Life (Skid Row).
  • (2013) In: Songlexikon/Encyclopedia of Songs. Projekt des Deutschen Volksliedarchivs zu populärer Kultur und Musik. Ed. Fernand Hörner, Michael Fischer & Christofer Jost, Freiburg i. B. Song:
    Don't Stop Believin' (Journey).
  • (2012) In: Songlexikon/Encyclopedia of Songs. Projekt des Deutschen Volksliedarchivs zu populärer Kultur und Musik.
    Ed. Fernand Hörner, Michael Fischer & Christofer Jost, Freiburg i. B. Song:
    Hump de Bump (Red Hot Chili Peppers).
  • (2012) Rosanna. In: Songlexikon/Encyclopedia of Songs. Projekt des Deutschen Volksliedarchivs zu populärer Kultur und Musik. Ed. Fernand Hörner, Michael Fischer & Christofer Jost, Freiburg i. B. Song:
    Rosanna (Toto).

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  • (2020) Review of Berkers, Pauwke & Schaap, Julian (2018): Gender Inequality in Metal Music Production. Metal Music Studies, 6(1), 129-132.
  • (2018) Review of Brockhaus, Immanuel: Kultsounds. Die prägendsten Klänge der Popmusik 1960-2014 (transcript). ASPM Samples, 16. ⇒ Download PDF.
  • (2017) Review of Bottà, Giacomo (Ed.): Unsichtbare Landschaften. Populäre Musik und Räumlichkeit / Invisible Landscapes. Popular Music and Spatiality (Waxmann). IASPM Journal, 7(1), pp. 133-137.
  • (2016) Review of Forsbach, Beate (2015): Fächerübergreifender Musikunterricht. Konzepte und Modelle für die Unterrichtspraxis (Edition Forsbach Verlag). Musik & Unterricht, 122.
  • (2011) Conference Report: Die Metapher als "Medium" des Musikverstehens. Diskussion Musikpädagogik,  51, pp. 61-63; modified version in Die Musikforschung.

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