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  • Music Composition For Dummiesby Scott Jarrett; Holly Day

    Wiley 2008; US$ 21.99 US$ 17.59

    Want to turn that haunting tune in your head into an awesome sound in your ear? You can! Music Composition For Dummies demystifies the process of composing music and writing songs. It guides you through every step of writing your own music, from choosing the right rhythm and tempo to creating melodies and chord progressions and working with instruments... more...

  • Ernst Kurth: Selected Writingsby Ernst Kurth; Lee A. Rothfarb

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 52.00

    This book provides extensive annotated translations of the writings of the music theorist Ernst Kurth (1886?1946). more...

  • Die Macht der Musik: Die Bedeutung von Musik für Jugendliche und die soziale Arbeit mit Jugendlichenby Sabrina Zehentmair

    Diplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 23.34

    In diesem Buch wird die Beziehung zwischen Jugendlichen und Musik genauer betrachtet, um die Bedeutung und den Einfluss von Musik deutlich zu machen. Jugendliche müssen sich aufgrund äußerlicher Veränderungen anderen Herausforderungen stellen als Kinder oder Erwachsene, weshalb diese Lebensphase eine besondere ist. Musik stellt ein beliebtes Freizeitgestaltungsmittel... more...

  • Jazz Theoryby Dariusz Terefenko

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study is a comprehensive textbook ideal for Jazz Theory courses or as a self-study guide for amateur and professional musicians. Written with the goal of bridging theory and practice, it provides a strong theoretical foundation beginning with music fundamentals through post-tonal theory, while integrating ear... 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...

  • Music: A Very Short Introductionby Nicholas Cook

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 7.99

    This stimulating very short introduction to music invites us to really think about music. Drawing on a number of accessible examples ranging from Beethoven to Chinese zither music, Nicholas Cook prompts us to call on our own personal musical experiences in order to think more critically about the roles of the performer and the listener, about music... more...

  • Unfoldingsby Carl Schachter; Joseph N. Straus

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 72.99

    Carl Schachter is, by common consent, one of the three or four most important music theorists currently at work in North America. He is the preeminent practitioner in the world of the Schenkerian approach to the music of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which focuses on the linear organization of music and now dominates discussions of the standard... more...

  • Blues Guitar For Dummiesby Jon Chappell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 24.99 US$ 19.99

    Do you wish you could play your favorite blues music on guitar? Even if you don’t read music, it’s not difficult with Blues Guitar for Dummies . With this hands-on guide, you’ll pick up the fundamentals instantly and start jamming like your favorite blues artists! Blues Guitar for Dummies covers all aspects of blues guitar, showing... more...

  • Der Tonwilleby the late Heinrich Schenker; William Drabkin

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 224.99

    The groundbreaking analytical techniques of Heinrich Schenker have had a powerful impact on the English-speaking musical world, and their importance, a century after he embarked on his major projects, is greater than ever. A central work in the Schenkerian canon, Der Tonwille , introduced the use of voice-leading graphs that remains a critical tool... more...

  • Der Tonwilleby the late Heinrich Schenker; William Drabkin

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 279.99

    This is the second volume of a two-volume translation of Heinrich Schenker's Der Tonwille (1921-24). Among the foremost music theorists of the twentieth century, Schenker's methods of analysis continue to be one of the most important tools of musicology. more...