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

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 54.00 US$ 44.28

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

  • Music: A Very Short Introductionby Nicholas Cook

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    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 US$ 62.77

    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...

  • Der Tonwilleby the late Heinrich Schenker; William Drabkin

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 224.99 US$ 193.49

    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 US$ 240.79

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • SchenkerGUIDEby Thomas Pankhurst

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 48.95

    SchenkerGUIDE is an accessible overview of Heinrich Schenker's complex but fascinating approach to the analysis of tonal music. The book has emerged out of the widely used website,, which has been offering straightforward explanations of Schenkerian analysis to undergraduate students since 2001. Divided into four parts,... more...

  • Why of Musicby Donald N. Ferguson

    University of Minnesota Press 1969; US$ 72.00

    In his many tears of teaching and writing about music Professor Ferguson has given much thought to the question of the why of music -- why does music affect us as it does, why are we deeply moved by some music by not by other music, what is it about music more...