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  • 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 jamminglike your favorite blues artists! Blues Guitar for Dummies covers all aspects of bluesguitar, showing... more...

  • Music Composition For Dummiesby Scott Jarrett; Holly Day

    Wiley 2008; 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...

  • 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...

  • Music as Discourseby Kofi Agawu

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 49.99

    Introduction. Part 1: Theory. 1. Music as Language. 2. Criteria for Analysis I. 3. Criteria for Analysis II. 4. Bridges to Free Composition. 5. Paradigmatic Analysis. Part 2: Analyses. 6. Liszt, Orpheus (1853-4). 7. Brahms, Intermezzo, op. 119 no.2 (1893), Brahms, Symphony no. 1/ii (1872-76). 8. Mahler, Symphony no. 9/i (1908-09). 9. Beethoven, String... more...

  • Foundations of Diatonic Theoryby Timothy A. Johnson

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 44.99

    This introductory, undergraduate-level textbook provides an easy entry point into the challenging field of diatonic set theory. After introducing mathematical concepts that relate directly to music theory, the text concentrates on these mathematical relationships, and uses pedagogical exercises and instructions to establish a strong link between introductory... more...

  • Keys to the Dramaby Gordon Sly

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95

    Sonata form is fundamentally a dramatic structure that creates, manipulates, and ultimately satisfies expectation. It engages its audience by inviting prediction, association, and interpretation. That sonata form was the chief vehicle of dramatic instrumental music for nearly 200 years is due to the power, the universality, and the tonal and stylistic... more...

  • Music Fundamentalsby Sumy Takesue

    Taylor & Francis 2010; US$ 70.95

    "Music Fundamentals" is both a textbook and a workbook written for students who want to learn the basics of music. Keeping in mind the student with very little or no prior knowledge of music, musical concepts are reinforced by numerous examples including global music, along with a comprehensive website for students to practice their knowledge,... more...

  • The Piece as a Whole: Studies in Holistic Musical Analysisby Hugh Aitken

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 27.95

    Designed to serve music students at the college level, this informal approach to music theory relates the technical aspects of music with the expressive character of the art. The approach is holistic in the sense that it focuses on the interrelationships between the piece as heard by a socially conditioned listener and the notated, performed score:... more...

  • Schenker's Argument and the Claims of Music Theoryby Leslie David Blasius

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 40.00

    This book provides a reassessment of the work of Heinrich Schenker. more...