Mashup Pedagogy

This is a page to accompany my article, “Mashup Poetics as Pedagogical Practice,” in Pop-Culture Pedagogy in the Music Classroom Teaching Tools from American Idol to YouTube , edited by Nicole Biamonte (Scarecrow Press, 2010). [PDF]

Here are various links to materials referenced in the article, as well as embedded video and audio files:

The Grey Album
GYBO (Get Your Bootleg On)

Wayne Marshall, “Musically-Expressed Ideas About Music”

“Big Gyptian”

“Gyp the System”

“The Lion Seeps Tonight”

If you’re looking for additional information about mashups, here are a few useful sources:

Sasha Frere-Jones, “1 + 1 + 1 = 1: The New Math of Mashups” (New Yorker)
Wikipedia entry on “Bastard Pop
Liam McGranahan’s dissertation

Finally, here are some examples my “Technomusicology” students cooked up in Spring 2015. Additional examples of my own work in this vein can be found on the “sound” page.


I'm a techno-musicologist, internet annotator, imagined community organizer.

I left my <3 in the digital global, but I reside in Cambridge, MA, where I'm from.

I represent like that.

wayne at wayneandwax dot com

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