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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95
Before his untimely death in 1982, Lester Bangs was inarguably the most influential critic of rock and roll. Writing in hyper-intelligent Benzedrine prose that calls to mind Jack Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson, he eschewed all conventional thinking as he discussed everything from Black Sabbath being the first truly Catholic band to Anne Murray?s smoldering... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 30.00
Fiddling for Norway is an engrossing portrait of a fiddle-based folk revival in Norway, one that in many ways parallels contemporary folk institutions and festivals throughout the world, including American fiddling. It is a detailed case study in the politics of culture, the causes and purposes of folk revivals, and the cultivation of music to define... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2007; US$ 25.95
From packing the right equipment to keeping enough gas in the tank to get home, every aspect of making a successful tour with a band is addressed in this comprehensive guide. More than 100 luminaries and leading organizations from the world of touring?among them Chris Connelly, Henry Rollins, the House of Blues, and the Vans Warped Tour, as well... more...
- University of NSW Press 2008; US$ 19.99
Experimental music has been mostly unrecognised in Australia, but it is in this underground area that the major innovations and creative developments in music occur. Through testing perceived boundaries, breaking rules and creating new forms, the artists in this field force us to question what, in fact, music is. Written by artists who... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 22.99
Part One. Prologue: So - You Want to Be a Conductor? It Starts With You!. 1. Preparing for Success. 2. Path to the Podium. 3. Your First Job. 4. Artistic Leadership. 5. Artistic Programming. 6. The People Factor. 7. Funding the Artistic Vision. 8. Closing Thoughts. Part Two: Resources. Music Organizations. Music Sources. Training and Personal Development.... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 39.95
The British Folk Revival is the very first historical and theoretical work to consider the post-war folk revival in Britain from a popular music studies perspective. Michael Brocken charts the revival from its origins in left-wing political ideology through to the convergence of folk and pop during the 1950s and 1960s, and the fragmentation and constriction... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 99.95
In The Discourse of Musicology, Giles Hooper considers a number of issues central to recent debates about the nature and direction of contemporary musicology. The author's underlying aim throughout is to question whether, and how, it is possible to develop a mode of musicological enquiry that is both epistemologically robust and at the same time... 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 18.99
Acknowledgements. A note about academic writing conventions. Introduction. Part I. 1. How to write: some basics for shorter writing tasks. 2. Doing research: a basic method for longer projects. 3. Using libraries and the Internet. 4. Scholarly documentation: citing sources. 5. Using illustrations: notated music, pictures, tables, and other visual representations.... more...