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Composition. Elements and techniques of music

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Analyzing Classical Formby William E. Caplin

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 84.99

    Analyzing Classical Form offers an approach to the analysis of musical form that is especially suited for classroom use at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Students will learn how to make complete harmonic and formal analyses of music drawn from the instrumental works of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. more...

  • Buzz to Brillianceby Adrian Griffin

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    Buzz to Brilliance provides the information you need to succeed on trumpet, from forming your first embouchure to designing an effective practice routine. Technical exercises address high range, pedal tones, lip slurs, and more, while engaging features add interest and variety. A must-have for any trumpet player. more...

  • Classical Music For Dummiesby David Pogue; Scott Speck

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.99 US$ 19.99

    Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms, oh, my! The beginner's guide to classical music Classical Music For Dummies is a friendly, funny, easy-to-understand guide to composers, instruments, orchestras, concerts, recordings, and more. Classical music is widely considered one of the pinnacles of human achievement, and this informative guide will shows... 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...

  • Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummiesby Patrick Pfeiffer

    Wiley 2010; US$ 22.99 US$ 18.39

    Learn to play bass guitar quickly and easily with this guide and bonus interactive CD! The bass guitar is utilized in almost every single genre of music-rock, classical, jazz, metal, funk, and country just to name a few. Bass Guitar Exercises For Dummies provides bassists an opportunity to dabble with all these styles and more. Regardless of... more...

  • Trumpet For Dummiesby Jeffrey Reynolds

    Wiley 2011; US$ 24.99 US$ 19.99

    How to get a good sound, read music, and master a variety of styles-including classical, pop, jazz, and Latin Listening to a trumpet trilla series of high notes during a military march or wail longingly during a blues rendition-is a pleasure second to none. And masters, including Wynton Marsalis and Louis Armstrong, have made the trumpet truly... 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...

  • Modern Etudes and Studies for the Total Percussionistby Chris Colaneri

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    In Modern Etudes and Studies for the Total Percussionist , band director and percussionist Chris Colaneri lays out a comprehensive system of total percussion education. This expanded second edition focuses on middle-school percussion students, helping them develop intermediate skills for high school or extracurricular bands. more...