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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 110.00
This translation of this classic text contains a balance of cultural and biological considerations. While arguing for the strong influence of exposure and of formal training on the way that music is perceived, Frances draws on the literature concerning the amusias to illustrate his points about the types of cognitive abstraction that are performed... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2014; US$ 19.95
First-hand advice for musicians from Brian Tarquin, author, who has over twenty years of experience in licensing music to record labels, TV shows, feature films, radio promos, and network promos. This book takes you through how licensing really works: what type of royalties are expected, digital royalties from companies, receiving royalties from iTunes,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95
This book deals with the complex cognitive processes involved in understanding two "horizontal" aspects of music perception, melody and rhythm, both separately and together. Focusing on the tonal framework for pitch material in melodies, the first section provides evidence that mere exposure to music organized in a particular way is sufficient to induce... more...
- LSU Press 2014; US$ 19.95
Red beans and rice, trad jazz, and second lines are the Big Easy's calling cards, but beyond where the carriage rides take you is a city brimming with genre-defying music, transnational cuisine, and pockets of wild, artistic locals that challenge preconceived notions of what it means to be New Orleans. With a respectful nod to the traditional and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95
Rock Music in American Popular Culture III: More Rock ?n?Roll Resources explores the fascinating world of rock music and examines how this medium functions as an expression of cultural and social identity. This nostalgic guide explores the meanings and messages behind some of the most popular rock ?n?roll songs that captured the American spirit, mirrored... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
The musical genre of taarab is played for entertainment at weddings and other festive occasions all along the Swahili Coast in East Africa. In this study Janet Topp Fargion traces the development of the genre in Zanzibar, from the late nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth. Of special interest is the role of women - as audiences and primary... more...
- Running Press 2014; US$ 19.95
Everyone can hum this haunting Irish ballad that inevitably brings a tear to the eye. The most requested Irish song, it has been recorded by a variety of performers ranging from Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, and Kate Smith to the Pogues. The complete story of this moving tune has been shrouded in mystery until now. Where did "Danny Boy" originate, who... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2014; US$ 12.73
From Leonard Bernstein to Benjamin Britten, André Previn and Igor Stravinsky, Edward Greenfield had the privilege of getting to know some of the 20th century?s greatest composers, conductors and performers. His lifelong career as a music critic for the Guardian and Gramophone has taken him around the world and left him with an endless source of fascinating... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 22.95
The music industry is going through a period of immense change brought about in part by the digital revolution. What is the role of music in the age of computers and the Internet? How has the music industry been transformed by the economic and technological upheavals of recent years, and how is it likely to change in the future? This thoroughly revised... more...