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Composition. Elements and techniques of music

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  • The Songwriter's Idea Bookby Sheila Davis

    F+W Media 1992; US$ 19.99

    In her first two books, Sheila Davis classified the major song forms and enduring principles that have been honored for decades by America's foremost songwriters. Those books have become required reading in music courses from NYU to UCLA. In The Songwriters Idea Book , Davis goes one step further, giving you 40 strategies for designing distinctive... more...

  • The Everything Drums Bookby Eric Starr

    F+W Media 2003; US$ 19.95

    You can continue in the tradition of the drumming greats with The Everything Drums Book , a straightforward, step-by-step introduction to playing drums with inspiration and style. You'll be given lessons in tuning, timing, and hand technique, while developing a unique style all your own. In addition to the fundamentals of drumming, you'll learn how... more...

  • Making Musical Appsby Peter Brinkmann

    O'Reilly Media 2012; US$ 19.99

    Want to turn your mobile device into a musical instrument? Or equip your game with interactive audio, rather than canned samples? You can do it with Pure Data (Pd), an open source visual programming environment that lets you manipulate digital audio in real time. This concise book shows you how to use Pd?with help from the libpd library?as an easily... more...

  • Prolongation of Seventh Chords in Tonal Music: Volume IIby Yosef Goldenberg

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2008; US$ 159.95

    Offers for the first time a systematic survey of the entire spectrum of contrapuntal-harmonic configurations that enable the prolongation of seventh chords, arranged logically by seventh-chord type and voice-leading procedure. more...

  • Guitar For Dummiesby Mark Phillips; Jon Chappell

    Wiley 2012; US$ 24.99

    The bestselling music guide - now updated and with a FREE DVD! Have you always wanted to learn to play guitar? Who wouldn't? Think of Jimi Hendrix wailing away on his Stratocaster. . . Chuck Berry duck-walking across the stage to "Johnny B. Goode". . .B.B. King making his "Lucille" cry the blues. No doubt about it—guitars are cool. Guitar... more...

  • The Art of Partimentoby Giorgio Sanguinetti

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 48.99

    At the height of the Enlightenment, four conservatories in Naples stood at the center of European composition. Maestros taught their students to compose with unprecedented swiftness and elegance using the partimento, an instructional tool derived from the basso continuo that encouraged improvisation as the path to musical fluency. Although the practice... more...

  • Advanced Schenkerian Analysisby David Beach

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 68.95

    Advanced Schenkerian Analysis: Perspectives on Phrase Rhythm, Motive, and Form is a textbook for students with some background in Schenkerian theory. It begins with an overview of Schenker's theories, then progresses systematically from the phrase and their various combinations to longer and more complex works. Unlike other texts on this subject,... more...

  • Analysis of 18th- and 19th-Century Musical Works in the Classical Traditionby David Beach; Ryan McClelland

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 63.95

    Analysis of 18th- and 19th-Century Musical Works in the Classical Tradition is a textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in music analysis. It outlines a process of analyzing works in the Classical tradition by uncovering the construction of a piece of music?the formal, harmonic, rhythmic, and voice-leading organizations?as well... more...

  • Finding the Rhythm in Musicby Marla Swift

    JoJo Publishing 2012; US$ 16.99

    In 1930, George Gershwin composed the score to his extravagant Broadway musical Girl Crazy. The show's hit song was immediately identified as the catchy "I Got Rhythm", which the singer Ethel Merman delivered with extraordinary impact. The claim inherent in the song's title is certainly one that Gershwin and Ms Merman could justifiably... more...

  • Prolongation of Seventh Chords in Tonal Music: Volume IIby Yosef Goldenberg

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 159.95

    Prolongation of seventh chords is an intriguing phenomenon that theoretically ought not to exist. Schenkerian theory is based on the premise that prolongations apply to consonances alone, and the violation of this principle has far-reaching consequences. Yet, dissonances in general and seventh chords in particular are occasionally prolonged in traditional... more...