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  • Prolongation of Seventh Chords in Tonal Music: Volume IIby Yosef Goldenberg

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 159.95

    Prolongation of seventh chords is an intriguing phenomenon that theoretically ought not to exist. Schenkerian theory is based on the premise that prolongations apply to consonances alone, and the violation of this principle has far-reaching consequences. Yet, dissonances in general and seventh chords in particular are occasionally prolonged in traditional... more...

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Musicby Darren Henley; Sam Jackson

    Elliott & Thompson 2012; US$ 17.99

    For readers who are unsure of the difference between an alto and a contralto, wonder exactly when to applaud at a concert, or aren't even sure what music they should be listening to in the first place, this is the perfect guide All too often, potential classical music listeners are put off due to its perceived elitism. This book gleefully dispels... more...

  • Revisiting Music Theoryby Alfred Blatter

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 65.95

    Revisiting Music Theory: A Guide to the Practice contains the basics of music theory with the vocabulary used in harmonic and formal analysis. The book assumes few music reading skills, and progresses to include the basic materials of music from J.S. Bach to the twentieth century. Based on Blatter?s own three decades of teaching music theory, this... more...

  • The Art of Writing Love Songsby Pamela Phillips Oland

    Constable & Robinson 2007; US$ 5.82

    Finally?the first songwriting guide to the most popular music genre in history! Written by a professional songwriter, The Art of Writing Love Songs provides inspiration to anyone seeking to write captivating songs about the most enduring musical subject of all. Readers will discover how to express their feelings in lyrics, master a wide scope of... more...

  • Musicae Compendiumby

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 18.40

    Descartes' Jugendwerk "Musicae Compendium" oder zu Deutsch: "Leitfaden der Musik" liegt hier in einer wunderschönen Ausgabe vor, die eine synoptische Gegenüberstellung des Druckbilds von 1618 und der modern gesetzten Übersetzung bietet. Durch einen einleitenden Kommentar sowie erläuternde Anmerkungen zum Text der deutschsprachigen... more...

  • The Drummer's Bibleby Mick Berry; Jason Gianni

    See Sharp Press 2012; US$ 24.99

    Updated to include 50 additional grooves, this encyclopedic book and two-CD set contains more than 450 musical examples in standard notation, showing grooves and practical variations. Overviews of the history and development of almost all popular music styles are covered alongside innumerable helpful performance tips. The two accompanying CDs feature... more...

  • Comprehensive Musical Analysisby John D. White

    Scarecrow Press 1994; US$ 49.99

    Presents material on Heinrich Schenker and reductive linear analysis and additional material on set theoretical analysis. Replete with musical examples, charts, and diagrams. more...

  • West African Drumming and Dance in North American Universitiesby George Worlasi Kwasi Dor

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 150.00

    More than twenty universities and twenty other colleges in North America (USA and Canada) offer performance courses on West African ethnic dance drumming. Since its inception in 1964 at both UCLA and Columbia, West African drumming and dance has gradually developed into a vibrant campus subculture in North America. The dances most practiced in the... more...

  • How to Rap 2by Paul Edwards; Gift of Gab

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 10.99

    In this sequel to How to Rap , techniques that have not previously been explained?such as triplets, flams, lazy tails, and breaking rhyme patterns?are thoroughly broken down and examined, arming readers with additional tools for their rapping repertoire. Filled with interviews from hip-hop?s most innovative artists, including Tech N9ne, Crooked I,... more...

  • Guitar Theory For Dummiesby Desi Serna

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.99

    Serious about jamming, understanding, and creating guitar-driven music? Easy. With an approachable and engaging style, Guitar Theory For Dummies goes beyond guitar basics, presenting the guidance intermediate to advanced players need to improve their improvisational and compositional skills. Plus, with access to audio tracks and video instruction... more...