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  • Music: A Very Short Introductionby Nicholas Cook

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    This stimulating very short introduction to music invites us to really think about music. Drawing on a number of accessible examples ranging from Beethoven to Chinese zither music, Nicholas Cook prompts us to call on our own personal musical experiences in order to think more critically about the roles of the performer and the listener, about music... more...

  • The Simple Fluteby Michel Debost

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    For professional and amateur flutists as well as students of the flute, this book offers a practical introduction to all aspects of playing the flute. Using an accessible A-Z format, Debost offers a logical and imaginitive work on flute performance that places technique at the service of music on every page. more...

  • Unfoldingsby Carl Schachter; Joseph N. Straus

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    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...

  • Der Tonwilleby the late Heinrich Schenker; William Drabkin

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 224.99 US$ 193.49

    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...

  • Der Tonwilleby the late Heinrich Schenker; William Drabkin

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 279.99 US$ 240.79

    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...

  • Blues Guitar For Dummiesby Jon Chappell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 24.99 US$ 19.99

    Do you wish you could play your favorite blues music on guitar? Even if you don’t read music, it’s not difficult with Blues Guitar for Dummies . With this hands-on guide, you’ll pick up the fundamentals instantly and start jamming like your favorite blues artists! Blues Guitar for Dummies covers all aspects of blues guitar, showing... more...

  • Harmonic Rhythmby Joseph P. Swain

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 87.99 US$ 75.67

    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...

  • Trumpet Techniqueby Frank Gabriel Campos

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 22.99 US$ 19.77

    In the last forty years, many elite performers in the arts have gleaned valuable lessons and techniques from research and advances in sport science, psychomotor research, learning theory, and psychology. Numerous "peak performance" books have made these tools and insights available to athletes.Now, professor and performer Frank Gabriel Campos has translated... more...

  • Creative Music Compositionby Margaret Lucy Wilkins

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 48.95

    Creative Music Composition is designed to be an introductory textbook for music students. "Creative composition"-composing in your own style, rather than in the style of a composer of the past-is embraced by music educators not only for composition students, but for beginning performers and music educators, and is often offered to all music students... more...

  • Music Composition For Dummiesby Scott Jarrett; Holly Day

    Wiley 2008; US$ 21.99 US$ 17.59

    Want to turn that haunting tune in your head into an awesome sound in your ear? You can! Music Composition For Dummies demystifies the process of composing music and writing songs. It guides you through every step of writing your own music, from choosing the right rhythm and tempo to creating melodies and chord progressions and working with instruments... more...