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Music theory

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  • Music and Musical Thought in Early Indiaby Lewis Rowell

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Offering a broad perspective of the philosophy, theory, and aesthetics of early Indian music and musical ideology, this study makes a unique contribution to our knowledge of the ancient foundations of India's musical culture. Lewis Rowell reconstructs the tunings, scales, modes, rhythms, gestures, formal patterns, and genres of Indian music from Vedic... more...

  • The Brazilian Guitar Bookby SHER Music; Nelson Faria

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 22.00

    A complete guide to playing guitar accompaniment and chord melodies in various Brazilian styles -- Samba, Bossa Nova, Frevo, etc. * Comes with a CD of Nelson demonstrating each exercise, plus a tune in each style * Many variations of basic comping patterns written out, each with complete chord voicings. * Also includes short transcriptions... more...

  • Songwriting Successby Michael Lydon

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 28.95

    Breaking down the craft of melody and lyric writing into easily digested lessons that anyone can follow, Michael Lydon shows the beginning songwriter how to integrate the craft's many skills into a seamless artistic and commercial whole. more...

  • The Craft of Tonal Counterpointby Thomas Benjamin

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 85.95

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • On the Trackby Fred Karlin; Rayburn Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 93.95

    On the Track offers a comprehensive guide to scoring for film and television. Covering all styles and genres, the authors, both noted film composers, cover everything from the nuts-and-bolts of timing, cuing, and recording through balancing the composer's aesthetic vision with the needs of the film itself. Unlike other books that are aimed at the... more...

  • The Craft of Modal Counterpointby Thomas Benjamin

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 66.95

    "The Craft of Modal Counterpoint" is the companion book to Benjamin's "The Craft of Tonal Counterpoint," recently republished in a second edition by Routledge. Modal counterpoint is the style of composition that was employed until the "tonal" revolution pioneered by Bach; it is the basis for most Early Music. Benjamin, a composer and pedagogue, offers... more...

  • Classical Formby William E. Caplin

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 46.99 US$ 40.41

    Building on ideas first advanced by Arnold Schoenberg and later developed by Erwin Ratz, this book introduces a new theory of form for instrumental music in the classical style. The theory provides a broad set of principles and a comprehensive methodology for the analysis of classical form, from individual ideas, phrases, and themes to the large-scale... more...

  • Acoustic Blues Guitar Stylesby Larry Sandberg

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 35.95

    Acoustic Blues Guitar Styles is an introduction to fingerstyle acoustic blues guitar, the style made popular by Robert Johnson, Bill Broonzy, and Mance Lipscomb. Following the success of the popular Acoustic Guitar Styles , Larry Sandberg?s Acoustic Blues Guitar Styles is an instructional book geared towards the intermediate guitar player, not... more...

  • Narrative Inquiry in Music Educationby Margaret S. Barrett; Sandra L. Stauffer

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 159.00

    This unique and innovative text provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of narrative inquiry approaches to research in music education. Each example is accompanied by a critical commentary that situates the work in the field. more...

  • Elements of Sonata Theoryby James Hepokoski; Warren Darcy

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Elements of Sonata Theory is a comprehensive rethinking of the basic principles of sonata form in the decades around 1800. This foundational study outlines a new, up-to-date paradigm for understanding the compositional choices found in the instrumental works of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven: sonatas, chamber music, symphonies, overtures, and concertos. more...