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Composition. Elements and techniques of music

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  • Music and Musical Thought in Early Indiaby Lewis Rowell

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Offering a broad perspective of the philosophy, theory, and aesthetics of early Indian music and musical ideology, this study makes a unique contribution to our knowledge of the ancient foundations of India's musical culture. Lewis Rowell reconstructs the tunings, scales, modes, rhythms, gestures, formal patterns, and genres of Indian music from Vedic... more...

  • Guitar All-In-One For Dummies, Book + Online Video & Audio Instructionby Hal Leonard Corporation; Jon Chappell; Mark Phillips; Desi Serna

    Wiley 2014; US$ 34.99 US$ 31.84

    Make your music come alive with this indispensable guitar guide There's no denying that guitar players have cachet. The guitar is an ever-present part of our collective musical heritage, and the sound can be sensual, aggressive, or a million things in between. Whether you're hoping to conquer Free Bird, Bourée, or Bolero Mallorquin, you need to... more...

  • Composition in the Digital Worldby Robert Raines

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    In a series of intimate conversations with some of the most influential composers of concert music currently working on the American music scene, composer and educator Robert Raines covers subjects ranging from the source of inspiration to work habits, the business of music, and the impact of technology on music and life in the 21st century. 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...

  • Songwriting Successby Michael Lydon

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 28.95

    Breaking down the craft of melody and lyric writing into easily digested lessons that anyone can follow, Michael Lydon shows the beginning songwriter how to integrate the craft's many skills into a seamless artistic and commercial whole. more...

  • The Craft of Tonal Counterpointby Thomas Benjamin

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 85.95

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • On the Trackby Fred Karlin; Rayburn Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 93.95

    On the Track offers a comprehensive guide to scoring for film and television. Covering all styles and genres, the authors, both noted film composers, cover everything from the nuts-and-bolts of timing, cuing, and recording through balancing the composer's aesthetic vision with the needs of the film itself. Unlike other books that are aimed at the... more...

  • The Craft of Modal Counterpointby Thomas Benjamin

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 66.95

    "The Craft of Modal Counterpoint" is the companion book to Benjamin's "The Craft of Tonal Counterpoint," recently republished in a second edition by Routledge. Modal counterpoint is the style of composition that was employed until the "tonal" revolution pioneered by Bach; it is the basis for most Early Music. Benjamin, a composer and pedagogue, offers... more...

  • Classical Formby William E. Caplin

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 46.99

    Building on ideas first advanced by Arnold Schoenberg and later developed by Erwin Ratz, this book introduces a new theory of form for instrumental music in the classical style. The theory provides a broad set of principles and a comprehensive methodology for the analysis of classical form, from individual ideas, phrases, and themes to the large-scale... more...

  • Acoustic Blues Guitar Stylesby Larry Sandberg

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 35.95

    Acoustic Blues Guitar Styles is an introduction to fingerstyle acoustic blues guitar, the style made popular by Robert Johnson, Bill Broonzy, and Mance Lipscomb. Following the success of the popular Acoustic Guitar Styles , Larry Sandberg?s Acoustic Blues Guitar Styles is an instructional book geared towards the intermediate guitar player, not... more...