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  • Music Fundamentals: A Balanced Approach, Second Editionby Sumy Takesue

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 89.95

    Music Fundamentals: A Balanced Approach, Second Edition comprises a textbook/workbook and interactive website designed for those who want to learn the basics of reading music. Intended for students with little or no prior knowledge of music theory, it offers a patient approach for reading, writing and even performing music. Musical examples range... more...

  • Sleeping in Templesby Susan Tomes

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 34.95

    Highly acclaimed author Susan Tomes takes up various topics of perennial interest: how music awakens and even creates memories, what 'interpretation' really means, what effect daily practice has on the character, whether playing from memory is a burden or a liberation, and why the piano is the right tool for the job. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 47.00

    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$ 64.95

    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...

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

    Diplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 26.39

    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...

  • Musicby Nicholas Cook

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 9.99

    This "Very Short Introduction" to music invites us to really think about music and the values and qualities we ascribe to it. Drawing on a range of examples from Beethoven to the Spice Girls to Chinese zither music, Nicholas Cook attempts to provide a framework for thinking about all music. more...

  • Unfoldingsby Carl Schachter; Joseph N. Straus

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 59.99

    Introduction: A Dialogue between Author and Editor I: Rhythm and Linear Analysis more...

  • Der Tonwille, Volume Iby Heinrich Schenker; William Drabkin

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 199.99

    This is the first volume of a two-volume translation of Heinrich Schenker's 'Der Tonwille' (1921-24). This book includes Schenker's original, major essays on Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and piano sonatas by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, shorter analyses of Bach preludes and more. more...

  • Der Tonwille, Volume IIby Heinrich Schenker; William Drabkin

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 199.99

    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 20th 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$ 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...