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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 US$ 56.00

    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...

  • Modern Etudes and Studies for the Total Percussionistby Chris Colaneri

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    In Modern Etudes and Studies for the Total Percussionist , band director and percussionist Chris Colaneri lays out a comprehensive system of total percussion education. This expanded second edition focuses on middle-school percussion students, helping them develop intermediate skills for high school or extracurricular bands. more...

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

    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... 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... 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...

  • Music Theory For Dummiesby Michael Pilhofer; Holly Day

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.99 US$ 19.99

    Get more out of music with this essential guide Music Theory For Dummies makes music theory easy to understand, with a friendly, unintimidating overview of everything you need to know to become fluent at knocking out beats, reading musical scores, and learning to anticipate where a song should go—whether you're reading someone else's music... more...

  • Writing Music for Commercialsby Michael Zager

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 46.99

    In Writing Music for Commercials: Television, Radio, and New Media, professor, composer, arranger, and producer Michael Zager describes the process of composing and arranging music specifically for commercials across the growing variety of media formats. more...