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- 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...
- 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...
- Elliott & Thompson 2012; US$ 17.99
For readers who are unsure of the difference between an alto and a contralto, wonder exactly when to applaud at a concert, or aren't even sure what music they should be listening to in the first place, this is the perfect guide All too often, potential classical music listeners are put off due to its perceived elitism. This book gleefully dispels... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 63.95
Revisiting Music Theory: A Guide to the Practice contains the basics of music theory with the vocabulary used in harmonic and formal analysis. The book assumes few music reading skills, and progresses to include the basic materials of music from J. S. Bach to the twentieth century. Based on Blatter?s own three decades of teaching music theory, this... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 24.99
Buzz to Brilliance engages students personally, technically and musically as they begin their study on the trumpet. The book journeys with students from the moment they first open their trumpet case to years later as they prepare for college auditions. It abounds with technical information and practical tips including buying a new trumpet, mouthpiece... more...
- Allworth Press 2007; US$ 22.95
Finally—the first songwriting guide to the most popular music genre in history! Written by a professional songwriter, The Art of Writing Love Songs provides inspiration to anyone seeking to write captivating songs about the most enduring musical subject of all. Readers will discover how to express their feelings in lyrics, master a wide scope of... more...
- Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2013; US$ 5.12
Hauptbeschreibung Indirizzo di saluto Nell'ultimo decennio il Museo Nazionale del Bargello è diventato un luogo della musica, soprattutto nelle sere d'estate. Un luogo magico non solo per l'acustica perfetta del suo splendido cortile ma anche per l'aura raccolta e al tempo stesso incomparabilmente suggestiva del vasto chiostro gotico, popolato di... more...
- See Sharp Press 2012; US$ 18.99
Updated to include 50 additional grooves, this encyclopedic book and two-CD set contains more than 450 musical examples in standard notation, showing grooves and practical variations. Overviews of the history and development of almost all popular music styles are covered alongside innumerable helpful performance tips. The two accompanying CDs feature... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 150.00
More than twenty universities and twenty other colleges in North America (USA and Canada) offer performance courses on West African ethnic dance drumming. Since its inception in 1964 at both UCLA and Columbia, West African drumming and dance has gradually developed into a vibrant campus subculture in North America. The dances most practiced in the... more...