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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Composing Digital Music For Dummiesby Russell Dean Vines

    Wiley 2011; US$ 24.99 US$ 19.99

    Yes, you can turn those great melodies and smokin? grooves in your head into stunning digital music! And you don?t have to be a musical genius or a computer geek to do it! Composing Digital Music For Dummies shows you everything you need to know to compose great tunes using the hottest digital tools. This friendly, plain-English guide explains all... more...