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Composition. Elements and techniques of music

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  • Der Tonwilleby the late Heinrich Schenker; William Drabkin

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 279.99 US$ 240.79

    This is the second volume of a two-volume translation of Heinrich Schenker's Der Tonwille (1921-24). Among the foremost music theorists of the twentieth century, Schenker's methods of analysis continue to be one of the most important tools of musicology. more...

  • Harmonic Rhythmby Joseph P. Swain

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 87.99 US$ 75.67

    An accessible exploration of an important and understudied music theory topic, Swain's book examines the dimensional technique of analyzing harmonic rhythm. Simply defined, harmonic rhythm is the relationship between changes in harmony and perceived changes in rhythm. This phenomenon plays a large role in shaping the texture and style of much of... more...

  • Blues Guitar For Dummiesby Jon Chappell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 24.99 US$ 19.99

    Do you wish you could play your favorite blues music on guitar? Even if you don’t read music, it’s not difficult with Blues Guitar for Dummies . With this hands-on guide, you’ll pick up the fundamentals instantly and start jamming like your favorite blues artists! Blues Guitar for Dummies covers all aspects of blues guitar, showing... more...

  • Trumpet Techniqueby Frank Gabriel Campos

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 22.99 US$ 19.77

    In the last forty years, many elite performers in the arts have gleaned valuable lessons and techniques from research and advances in sport science, psychomotor research, learning theory, and psychology. Numerous "peak performance" books have made these tools and insights available to athletes.Now, professor and performer Frank Gabriel Campos has translated... more...

  • Creative Music Compositionby Margaret Lucy Wilkins

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 48.95

    Creative Music Composition is designed to be an introductory textbook for music students. "Creative composition"-composing in your own style, rather than in the style of a composer of the past-is embraced by music educators not only for composition students, but for beginning performers and music educators, and is often offered to all music students... more...

  • Music Composition For Dummiesby Scott Jarrett; Holly Day

    Wiley 2008; US$ 21.99 US$ 17.59

    Want to turn that haunting tune in your head into an awesome sound in your ear? You can! Music Composition For Dummies demystifies the process of composing music and writing songs. It guides you through every step of writing your own music, from choosing the right rhythm and tempo to creating melodies and chord progressions and working with instruments... more...

  • SchenkerGUIDEby Thomas Pankhurst

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 48.95

    SchenkerGUIDE is an accessible overview of Heinrich Schenker's complex but fascinating approach to the analysis of tonal music. The book has emerged out of the widely used website,  www.SchenkerGUIDE.com, which has been offering straightforward explanations of Schenkerian analysis to undergraduate students since 2001. Divided into four parts,... more...

  • Why of Musicby Donald N. Ferguson

    University of Minnesota Press 1969; US$ 72.00

    In his many tears of teaching and writing about music Professor Ferguson has given much thought to the question of the why of music -- why does music affect us as it does, why are we deeply moved by some music by not by other music, what is it about music more...

  • The Grammar of Carnatic Musicby K.G. Vijayakrishnan

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 252.00

    This book argues that Carnatic music as it is practiced today can be traced to the musical practices of early/mid eighteenth century. Earlier varieties or 'incarnations' of Indian music elaborately described in many musical treatises are only of historical relevance today as the music described is quite different from current practices.... more...

  • Guitar Exercises For Dummiesby Mark Phillips; Jon Chappell

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.99 US$ 18.39

    Guitar Exercises For Dummies includes over 300 exercises along with lots of technique-building practice opportunities. It starts off with warm-up exercises (on and off-instrument) and then logically transitions to scales, scale sequences, arpeggios, arpeggio sequences, and chords, with a focus on building strength and consistency as well as refining... more...