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Music theory

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  • 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...

  • SchenkerGUIDEby Thomas Pankhurst

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 48.95

    SchenkerGUIDE is an accessible overview of Heinrich Schenker's complex but fascinating approach to the analysis of tonal music. The book has emerged out of the widely used website,  www.SchenkerGUIDE.com, which has been offering straightforward explanations of Schenkerian analysis to undergraduate students since 2001. Divided into four parts,... more...

  • Why of Musicby Donald N. Ferguson

    University of Minnesota Press 1969; US$ 72.00

    In his many tears of teaching and writing about music Professor Ferguson has given much thought to the question of the why of music -- why does music affect us as it does, why are we deeply moved by some music by not by other music, what is it about music more...

  • The Grammar of Carnatic Musicby K.G. Vijayakrishnan

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 252.00

    This book argues that Carnatic music as it is practiced today can be traced to the musical practices of early/mid eighteenth century. Earlier varieties or 'incarnations' of Indian music elaborately described in many musical treatises are only of historical relevance today as the music described is quite different from current practices.... more...

  • Guitar Exercises For Dummiesby Mark Phillips; Jon Chappell

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.99 US$ 18.39

    Guitar Exercises For Dummies includes over 300 exercises along with lots of technique-building practice opportunities. It starts off with warm-up exercises (on and off-instrument) and then logically transitions to scales, scale sequences, arpeggios, arpeggio sequences, and chords, with a focus on building strength and consistency as well as refining... more...

  • Music as Discourseby Kofi Agawu

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 30.99 US$ 26.65

    Kofi Agawu's Music as Discourse promises to quickly become a standard and definitive work in musical semiotics. Working at the nexus of musicology, ethnomusicology, and music philosophy and aesthetics, Agawu presents a synthetic and innovative approach to musical meaning which argues deftly for the thinking of music as a discourse in itself--composed... more...

  • Music Theory Through Improvisationby Ed Sarath

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 77.95

    Designed for Music Theory courses, Music Theory Through Improvisation presents a unique approach to basic theory and musicianship training that examines the study of traditional theory through the art of improvisation. The book follows the same general progression of diatonic to non-diatonic harmony in conventional approaches, but integrates improvisation,... more...

  • Foundations of Diatonic Theoryby Timothy A. Johnson

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 52.99

    This introductory, undergraduate-level textbook provides an easy entry point into the challenging field of diatonic set theory. After introducing mathematical concepts that relate directly to music theory, the text concentrates on these mathematical relationships, and uses pedagogical exercises and instructions to establish a strong link between introductory... more...