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- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 9.99
This "Very Short Introduction" to music invites us to really think about music and the values and qualities we ascribe to it. Drawing on a range of examples from Beethoven to the Spice Girls to Chinese zither music, Nicholas Cook attempts to provide a framework for thinking about all music. more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 199.99
This is the first volume of a two-volume translation of Heinrich Schenker's 'Der Tonwille' (1921-24). This book includes Schenker's original, major essays on Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and piano sonatas by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, shorter analyses of Bach preludes and more. more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 199.99
This is the second volume of a two-volume translation of Heinrich Schenker's 'Der Tonwille' (1921-24). Among the foremost music theorists of the 20th century, Schenker's methods of analysis continue to be one of the most important tools of musicology. more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 74.99
This title examines the dimensional technique of analyzing harmonic rhythm. Using a small core of repeated musical examples, Swain explores the theory's crucial components including functional and non functional harmonies, harmonic tension and harmonic speed. He also outlines a method for "dimensional analysis" of musical works. more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 21.99
Want to turn that haunting tune in your head into an awesome sound in your ear? You can! Music Composition For Dummies demystifies the process of composing music and writing songs. It guides you through every step of writing your own music, from choosing the right rhythm and tempo to creating melodies and chord progressions and working with instruments... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95
SchenkerGUIDE is an accessible overview of Heinrich Schenker's complex but fascinating approach to the analysis of tonal music. The book has emerged out of the widely used website, www.SchenkerGUIDE.com, which has been offering straightforward explanations of Schenkerian analysis to undergraduate students since 2001. Divided into four parts,... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1969; US$ 72.00
In his many tears of teaching and writing about music Professor Ferguson has given much thought to the question of the why of music -- why does music affect us as it does, why are we deeply moved by some music by not by other music, what is it about music more...
- De Gruyter 2007; US$ 210.00
This book argues that Carnatic music as it is practiced today can be traced to the musical practices of early/mid eighteenth century. Earlier varieties or 'incarnations' of Indian music elaborately described in many musical treatises are only of historical relevance today as the music described is quite different from current practices. It is argued... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 22.99
Guitar Exercises For Dummies includes over 300 exercises along with lots of technique-building practice opportunities. It starts off with warm-up exercises (on and off-instrument) and then logically transitions to scales, scale sequences, arpeggios, arpeggio sequences, and chords, with a focus on building strength and consistency as well as refining... more...