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- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 80.00
While ethnomusicologists and anthropologists have long recognized the theoretical connections between gender, place, and emotion in musical performance, these concepts are seldom analyzed together. Performing Gender, Place, and Emotion in Music is the first book-length study to examine the nexus between these three concepts from a cross-cultural perspective.... more...
- Universitätsverlag Winter 2012; US$ 47.96
Hauptbeschreibung This volume brings together twenty-one original essays by international scholars from the fields of gender studies, cultural theory, and music studies. Covering a wide range of music genres and theoretical perspectives, the shared concern of all contributions is the underlying concept of gender and sexuality pervading music production... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 49.99
In 'Rekindling the Spark', Haroutounian offers a concise synthesis of the research and resources on musical talent - what it is, how to identify and recognize it, and how to nurture and develop it. Exercises throughout the book offer parents and teachers activities to do with children that are useful in spotting and developing musical potential. more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 41.99
Music educators and practicing musicians have failed to benefit as much as they could from music psychology research. Parncutt and McPherson propose to improve the situation by describing new approaches, informed by recent psychological research, to teaching music, learning music, and making music at all educational levels. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 110.00
What motivates people to be involved in musical performance, and how do they articulate these needs and drives? What do performers gain from their involvement in musical activities? How do audience members perceive their relationship to the performer, the music and the event? These questions and more are addressed here, with the help of detailed empirical... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 99.95
A boy sings...a beautiful thing' (www.boychoirs.org), but is it? What kinds of boy, singing what kinds of music and to whom? Martin Ashley presents a unique consideration of boys' singing that shows the high voice to be historically, culturally and physiologically more problematic even than is commonly assumed. Through Ashley's extensive... more...
- Springer 2010; US$ 109.00
The increasing prevalence of musical stimulation in our everyday environment makes studies of musical listening, comprehension and memory important. Music has simply become a pervasive aspect of the experienced environment for most of us; along with enhanced levels of machine sounds, musical sound sources are contributing to a virtual transformation... more...
- Algora Publishing 2010; US$ 22.95
Have you ever wondered why music makes you feel so good? Why did we evolve to have music, and what does music do to us? You Are What You Hear is a bit of a romp compared to the usual science book. Dr. Witchel, a specialist in music, pleasure and the brain, explains how the body and the brain are influenced by different kinds of music, why some music... more...