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Music theory

  • 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...

  • Aesthetic Technologies of Modernity, Subjectivity, and Natureby Richard Leppert

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 70.00

    Virginia Woolf famously claimed that, around December 1910, human character changed. Aesthetic Technologies addresses how music (especially opera), the phonograph, and film served as cultural agents facilitating the many extraordinary social, artistic, and cultural shifts that characterized the new century and much of what followed long thereafter,... more...

  • Making Music with Computersby Andrew R. Brown; Bill Manaris

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 59.95

    Teach Your Students How to Use Computing to Explore Powerful and Creative Ideas In the twenty-first century, computers have become indispensable in music making, distribution, performance, and consumption. Making Music with Computers: Creative Programming in Python introduces important concepts and skills necessary to generate music with computers.... more...

  • Ukulele For Dummiesby Alistair Wood

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.99 US$ 19.99

    The fast and easy way to learn how to play the ukulele With the help of Ukulele For Dummies , learning to play this popular string instrument at a basic level has never been easier. Now in a fully updated second edition, this hands-on, friendly guide provides everything you need to know to pick up a uke and get playing?fast. From purchasing a ukulele... more...

  • Modern Etudes and Studies for the Total Percussionistby Chris Colaneri

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    In Modern Etudes and Studies for the Total Percussionist, band director and percussionist Chris Colaneri lays out a comprehensive system of total percussion education. The lessons are gleaned from interviews, research, and the nearly two decades he has spent directing middle school band and percussion ensembles. This expanded second edition meets needs... more...

  • 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...

  • Classical Music For Dummiesby David Pogue; Scott Speck

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.99 US$ 19.99

    Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms, oh, my! The beginner's guide to classical music Classical Music For Dummies is a friendly, funny, easy-to-understand guide to composers, instruments, orchestras, concerts, recordings, and more. Classical music is widely considered one of the pinnacles of human achievement, and this informative guide will shows you... more...

  • Bluegrass Banjo For Dummiesby Bill Evans

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.99 US$ 19.99

    Start picking the five-string banjo like a pro with this definitive guide to bluegrass banjo! Whether you’re an absolute beginner or an experienced player, Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies gets you started off the right way and is your road map for mastering today’s most popular traditional and contemporary banjo picking styles. Online audio... more...

  • Applying Karnatic Rhythmical Techniques to Western Musicby Dr Rafael Reina

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 54.95

    Most classical musicians, whether in orchestral or ensemble situations, will have to face a piece by composers such as Ligeti, Messiaen, Varèse or Xenakis, while improvisers face music influenced by Dave Holland, Steve Coleman, Aka Moon, Weather Report, Irakere or elements from the Balkans, India, Africa or Cuba. Rafael Reina argues that today?s music... more...

  • Der totale Autodidaktby Friedrich Welke

    tredition 2015; US$ 5.58

    Onkels und Tanten sagten immer: "Junge, aus dir wird nie was." Nachdem Welke sich in Mathe von 'ungenügend' auf 'nicht ausreichend' hochgearbeitet hatte, schaffte er gerade noch seinen Mittelschulabschluss, um eine sogenannte 'ordentliche kaufmännische Lehre' zu beginnen, die er jedoch schon nach zwei Jahren wieder abbrach. Als 'Ungelernter'... more...