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- University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 34.95
The history of jazz dance is best understood by comparing it to a tree. The art form's roots are African. Its trunk is vernacular, shaped by European influence, and exemplified by the Charleston and the Lindy Hop. The branches are many and varied and include tap, Broadway, funk, hip-hop, Afro-Caribbean, Latin, pop, club jazz, popping, B-boying, party... more...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 42.99
A defining moment in Catholic life in early modern Europe, Holy Week brought together the faithful to commemorate the passion, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In this study of ritual and music, Robert L. Kendrick investigates the impact of the music used during the Paschal Triduum on European cultures during the mid-16th century, when... 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...
- Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 26.95
The Great White Way reveals the racial politics, content, and subtexts that have haunted musicals for almost one hundred years from Show Boat (1927) to The Scottsboro Boys (2011). It investigates the thematic content of the Broadway musical and considers how musicals work on a structural level, allowing them to simultaneously present and hide... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 36.99
Obwohl die Blütezeit des Virtuosentums längst vergangen ist, erfreut die Etüde sich auch heute noch bei Musikern und Komponisten großer Beliebtheit. Daran haben auch die vielschichtigen Veränderungen keinen Abbruch getan, welche die Etüde im Laufe der Jahrhunderte durchlaufen hat. Informativ und mit großer Übersicht zeichnet die Autorin die historische... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 24.99
Updated with the latest bass guitar technology, accessories, and more The bass is the heart of music. So leave center stage to the other musicians—you have more important work to do. You can find everything you need to dominate bass in Bass Guitar For Dummies, 3rd Edition . You'll get expert advice on the basics, like deciding what kind of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 295.00
This illustrated A-Z guide covers more than 700 country music artists, groups, and bands. Articles also cover specific genres within country music as well as instruments used. Written in a lively, engaging style, the entries not only outline the careers of country music's greatest artists, they provide an understanding of the artist's importance or... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95
Drawing on twenty years of teaching experience, author Mark Rush systematically builds the fundamentals of violin playing from the ground up. The book focuses on proper setup from how to stand, to holding the violin, to the best way to move the bow. These are fundamental components necessary for success and the earlier these good habits are established... more...