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Composition. Elements and techniques of music

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  • The Ants Are My Friendsby Simon Toseland

    Pavilion Books 2013; US$ 2.90

    A very amusing book. Or, possibly, an evilly musing buck - Simon Hoggart Linguistic mistakes. We all make them. more...

  • Die Grundsätze der musikalischen Kompositionby Simon Sechter

    Georg Olms Verlag 2015; US$ 267.19

    Seine erste musikalische Ausbildung (Gesang, Geige, Flöte, Klavier) erhielt der österreichische Musiktheoretiker und -pädagoge Simon Sechter (1788-1867) bei Johann Nepomuk Maxandt. Später setzte er sein Studium bei Leopold A. Ko?eluh (Klavier) und Hartmann, einem vermutlichen Schüler Albrechtsbergers, fort (Kontrapunkt). 1825 wurde er zum Hoforganisten... more...

  • Der totale Autodidaktby Friedrich Welke

    tredition 2015; US$ 5.58

    Onkels und Tanten sagten immer: "Junge, aus dir wird nie was." Nachdem Welke sich in Mathe von 'ungenügend' auf 'nicht ausreichend' hochgearbeitet hatte, schaffte er gerade noch seinen Mittelschulabschluss, um eine sogenannte 'ordentliche kaufmännische Lehre' zu beginnen, die er jedoch schon nach zwei Jahren wieder abbrach. Als 'Ungelernter'... more...

  • Chromatic Transformations in Nineteenth-Century Musicby David Kopp

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 56.00

    Develops a model of chromatic chord relations in nineteenth-century music. more...

  • Music: A Very Short Introductionby Nicholas Cook

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 7.99

    This stimulating very short introduction to music invites us to really think about music. Drawing on a number of accessible examples ranging from Beethoven to Chinese zither music, Nicholas Cook prompts us to call on our own personal musical experiences in order to think more critically about the roles of the performer and the listener, about music... more...

  • Unfoldingsby Carl Schachter; Joseph N. Straus

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 72.99

    Carl Schachter is, by common consent, one of the three or four most important music theorists currently at work in North America. He is the preeminent practitioner in the world of the Schenkerian approach to the music of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which focuses on the linear organization of music and now dominates discussions of the standard... more...

  • Der Tonwilleby the late Heinrich Schenker; William Drabkin

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 224.99

    The groundbreaking analytical techniques of Heinrich Schenker have had a powerful impact on the English-speaking musical world, and their importance, a century after he embarked on his major projects, is greater than ever. A central work in the Schenkerian canon, Der Tonwille , introduced the use of voice-leading graphs that remains a critical tool... more...

  • Der Tonwilleby the late Heinrich Schenker; William Drabkin

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 279.99

    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

    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...

  • Trumpet Techniqueby Frank Gabriel Campos

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 22.99

    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...