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  • Made in Japanby Toru Mitsui

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Made in Japan serves as a comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of contemporary Japanese popular music. Each essay, written by a leading scholar of Japanese music, covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Japan and provides adequate context so readers understand why the figure... more...

  • POP/RLPby David Maier

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 17.90

    Popmusik fördern? Bis vor wenigen Jahren war es kaum denkbar, dass die Förderung der Popmusik in die festgefahrene kulturpolitische Förderpraxis Eingang findet. Mittlerweile finden sich jedoch einige wenige Länder, Regionen und Kommunen in Deutschland, die die interdisziplinäre Relevanz der Popmusik, ihre kulturellen, sozialen und wirtschaftlichen... more...

  • Vibe Merchantsby Ray Hitchins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Vibe Merchants offers an insider’s perspective on the development of Jamaican popular music. This rare perspective focuses on the actual details of music making practice, rationalised in the context of the economic and creative forces that locally drive music production. By focusing on the work of audio engineers and musicians, recording studios... more...

  • Focus: Music, Nationalism, and the Making of the New Europeby Philip V. Bohlman

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 61.95

    Focus: Music, Nationalism, and the Making of the New Europe surveys the intersection of music and nationalism by tracing its historical development and documenting its persistence today. Contrasting different types of music reveals how music expresses core ideas of nationalism, for example, folk music in the nineteenth century and popular music... more...

  • Metrical Psalmody in Print and Practiceby Timothy Duguid

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    During the Reformation, the Book of Psalms became one of the most well-known books of the Bible. This was particularly true in Britain, where people of all backgrounds memorized and sang poetic versifications of the psalms. This book is the first to consider both English and Scottish metrical psalmody, comparing the two traditions in print and practice.... more...

  • Turbo-folk Music and Cultural Representations of National Identity in Former Yugoslaviaby Uro? Cvoro

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Turbo-folk music is the most controversial form of popular culture in the new states of former Yugoslavia. Beginning with 1970s Socialist Yugoslavia, Uroš Cvoro explores the cultural and political paradoxes of turbo-folk. Taking as its starting point turbo-folk’s popularity across national borders, Cvoro analyses key songs and performers... more...

  • Who Did It First?by Bob Leszczak

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.99

    In Who Did It First?: Great Rock and Roll Cover Songs and Their Original Artists, the third volume in Bob Leszczak?s exciting Who Did It First? series, readers explore the hidden history of the most famous, indeed legendary, rock and roll classics. As Leszczak points out, the version you purchased, played air guitar to, sang... more...

  • Ballet Musicby Matthew Naughtin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 79.99

    In Ballet Music: A Handbook Matthew Naughtin provides a practical guide for the professional musician who works with ballet companies, whether as a full-time staff member or as an independent contractor. In this comprehensive work, he addresses the daily routine of the modern ballet company, outlines the respective roles of the conductor, company... more...

  • Precious Metalby Albert Mudrian

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 18.95

    The making of the 25 greatest extreme metal albums of all time, as told via exclusive band-member interviews, drawn and expanded from Decibel 's ?Hall of Fame? more...

  • The Dastgah Concept in Persian Musicby Hormoz Farhat

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 34.00

    The tradition of Persian art music embodies twelve modal systems, known as dastgahs. Each dastgah represents a complex of skeletal melodic models on the basis of which a performer produces extemporised pieces. The dastgahs revolve around unspecified central nuclear melodies which the individual musician comes to know through experience and absorption.... more...