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  • The Principles and Practice of Tonal Counterpointby Evan Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The Principles and Practice of Tonal Counterpoint is a comprehensive textbook that combines practical, "how-to" guidance in 18th-century techniques with extensive historical examination of contrapuntal works and genres. Beginning with an introductory grounding in species counterpoint, tonal harmony, and figured bass, students progress through the... more...

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

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2008; US$ 159.95

    Offers for the first time a systematic survey of the entire spectrum of contrapuntal-harmonic configurations that enable the prolongation of seventh chords, arranged logically by seventh-chord type and voice-leading procedure. more...

  • 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...

  • Revisiting Music Theoryby Alfred Blatter

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 63.95

    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...

  • Rock Guitar For Dummiesby Jon Chappell; Carl Verheyen

    Wiley 2011; US$ 24.99 US$ 19.99

    Face it, being a rock guitarist is just about the coolest thing you can be – next to a secret agent with a black belt in karate. But even if you were a butt-kicking international person of mystery, playing rock guitar would still be cooler because it involves art, passion, power, poetry, and the ability to move an audience of listeners.... more...

  • Schenker's Argument and the Claims of Music Theoryby Leslie David Blasius

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 40.00

    This book provides a reassessment of the work of Heinrich Schenker. 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...

  • The Serious Jazz Book IIby SHER Music; Barry Finnerty

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 25.00

    Starting where he left off with his "Serious Jazz Practice Book," guitar legend Barry Finnerty has created another woodshed classic for all jazz soloists. Recording artist with Miles Davis, the Brecker Bros., etc., Barry shows how to become a better improviser by melodically mastering the individual chords used in jazz, how they connect with each... more...

  • The Serious Jazz Practice Bookby SHER Music; Barry Finnerty

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 25.00

    All musicians need to thoroughly learn their scales, chords, intervals and various melodic patterns in order to become complete musicians. The question has always been how to approach this universal task. Guitar legend Barry Finnerty (Miles, The Crusaders, Brecker Bros., etc.) provides in this book a rigorous practice regime that will set you well... more...

  • Sleeping in Templesby Susan Tomes

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 29.15

    Highly acclaimed author Susan Tomes takes up various topics of perennial interest: how music awakens and even creates memories, what 'interpretation' really means, what effect daily practice has on the character, whether playing from memory is a burden or a liberation, and why the piano is the right tool for the job. more...