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  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Musicby Jack Canfield; Mark Victor Hansen; Randy Rudder

    Chicken Soup for the Soul 2011; US$ 14.95

    Readers will get an inside look at the personal stories behind their favorite country songs as songwriters get up close and personal with exclusive stories about how and why they wrote them. Songs tell a story, and now many of country music?s most famous singers and songwriters are sharing more of the story! These artists reveal the inspiration, influence,... more...

  • Serving in Your Church Music Ministryby Paul E. Engle; Randall D. Engle

    Zondervan 2009; US$ 5.99

    This book is designed to provide practical orientation to the thousands of church members who volunteer to serve both vocally and instrumentally in the music program of their church through choral groups, instrumental groups, and special music selections. more...

  • Music in Televisionby James Deaville

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 39.95

    Music in Television is a collection of essays examining television?s production of meaning through music in terms of historical contexts, institutional frameworks, broadcast practices, technologies, and aesthetics. It presents the reader with overviews of major genres and issues, as well as specific case studies of important television programs... more...

  • Funky Nassauby Timothy Rommen

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    This book examines the role music has played in the formation of the political and national identity of the Bahamas. Timothy Rommen analyzes Bahamian musical life as it has been influenced and shaped by the islands? location between the United States and the rest of the Caribbean; tourism; and Bahamian colonial and postcolonial history. Focusing on... more...

  • Folk Music: A Very Short Introductionby Mark Slobin

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 7.99

    This VSI offers readers something no other introduction to folk music does: a cross-cultural, comparative approach, a survey of the basic issues as they have unfolded over time, and specific examples from widely differing sites of how folk musicians themselves, as well as corporations, non-governmental organizations, and governments have made full... more...

  • Rock Starby Adrian Chamberlain

    Orca Book Publishers 2010; US$ 7.99

    When Duncan joins a rock band, he must decide if he is willing to live the life and lose his friend. more...

  • Preservation Hallby Shannon Brinkman; Eve Abrams

    LSU Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    Preservation Hall, located in the French Quarter just three blocks from the Mississippi River, remains an icon of New Orleans and an essential stop for all fans of traditional jazz. Since the early 1960s ?The Hall? has served as a sanctuary for the Crescent City?s rich and illustrious jazz heritage, a haven for players, and an incubator for successive... more...

  • Genre in Popular Musicby Fabian Holt

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    The popularity of the motion picture soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou? brought an extraordinary amount of attention to bluegrass, but it also drew its share of criticism from some aficionados who felt the album?s inclusion of more modern tracks misrepresented the genre. This soundtrack, these purists argued, wasn?t bluegrass, but ?roots music,?... more...

  • Albanian Traditional Musicby Spiro J. Shetuni

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 55.00

    For most musicians and musicologists in the West, traditional Albanian music remains an obscure subject, even though Albania has produced a monumental cultural and corresponding musical heritage. This book examines the distinct musical culture of southeastern Europe, both monophonic and polyphonic, by delineating its four main musical dialects: Gheg,... more...

  • Music of the 1990sby Thomas Harrison

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 61.00

    During the 1990s, musical genres became more commercialized than ever?and that was just one of the many changes that characterized the decade. Music of the 1990s offers a detailed and wide-ranging view of the important music of the '90s, identifying the artists and the important compositions?popular, classical, and jazz?that helped shape the period.... more...