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  • Making Words Singby Jonathan Dunsby

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 26.00

    In a wide-ranging 2004 discussion, Jonathan Dunsby considers the nature of vocality in songs of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. more...

  • MENC Handbook of Musical Cognition and Developmentby Richard Colwell

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 39.99

    Provides techniques that explain meaning and understanding in music. This book covers such topics as: the development of skills in music performance; research on communicating music expressiveness; the neurobiology of music; and music and medicine as applied to neuroscience. It is useful for students and scholars of music education. more...

  • MENC Handbook of Research Methodologiesby Richard Colwell

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 26.99

    Provides coverage of such topics as: the role of research in music education; philosophical method; qualitative research; quantitative research; historical methods; and assessment and its relationship to research. This collection is useful for students and scholars of music education. more...

  • Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series)by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Debussy's PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE, featuring Principal Characters in the opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and an insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis by Burton D. Fisher, noted opera author and lecturer. more...

  • Verdi's Il Trovatore (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series) by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Verdi's IL TROVATORE, featuring Principal Characters in the opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and an insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis by Burton D. Fisher, noted opera author and lecturer. more...

  • The Blues Lyric Formulaby Michael Taft

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    This book is the first rigourous and detailed exploration of exactly how blues singers used formulas to create songs, and it more than amply fills the gap in the the study of the blues, where the structure and content of the lyrics have been less fully explored than the musical form. Focusing on the songs recorded by African-American singers for... more...

  • The Music Teaching Artist's Bibleby Eric Booth

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 18.99

    Part I: Context. 1. What is a Teaching Artist?. 2. Teaching Artists in the Arts Learning Ecosystem. 3. Guidelines for Teaching Artistry. 4. The Best Reason for Being a Teaching Artist. 5. Balancing the Two Economies of Today's Musician. Part II: The Overlooked Essentials. 6. Role Play: The Four Angles in Arts Learning. 7. Inside the Liminal Zone.... more...

  • The Cantatas of J. S. Bachby Alfred Dürr; Richard Jones

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 98.99

    A work-by-work commentary on the Bach cantatas by the world's most famous Bach scholar, now available in English and in paperback for the first time. It includes all the cantata librettos in German-English parallel text. An indispensable reference book for anyone listening to, performing in, or studying any of the Bach cantatas. - ;This is the... more...

  • Music Educationby Robert Walker

    Charles C Thomas 2007; US$ 54.95

    This is an important work that addresses the complex issues surrounding musical meaning and experience, and the Western traditional justification for including music in education. The chapters in this volume examine the important subjects of tradition, innovation, social change, the music curriculum, music in the twentieth century, social strata, culture... more...

  • Verdi's Simon Boccanegraby Burton D Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2009; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive opera-guide, featuring Principal Characters in the Opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and Burton D. Fisher's insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis. more...