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  • 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...

  • The Craft of Tonal Counterpointby Thomas Benjamin

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 85.95

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • On the Trackby Fred Karlin; Rayburn Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 93.95

    On the Track offers a comprehensive guide to scoring for film and television. Covering all styles and genres, the authors, both noted film composers, cover everything from the nuts-and-bolts of timing, cuing, and recording through balancing the composer's aesthetic vision with the needs of the film itself. Unlike other books that are aimed at the... more...

  • Classical Formby William E. Caplin

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 46.99

    Building on ideas first advanced by Arnold Schoenberg and later developed by Erwin Ratz, this book introduces a new theory of form for instrumental music in the classical style. The theory provides a broad set of principles and a comprehensive methodology for the analysis of classical form, from individual ideas, phrases, and themes to the large-scale... more...

  • Composing Digital Music For Dummiesby Russell Dean Vines

    Wiley 2011; US$ 24.99 US$ 21.99

    Yes, you can turn those great melodies and smokin’ grooves in your head into stunning digital music! And you don’t have to be a musical genius or a computer geek to do it! Composing Digital Music For Dummies shows you everything you need to know to compose great tunes using the hottest digital tools. This friendly, plain-English guide... more...

  • The Grammar of Carnatic Musicby K.G. Vijayakrishnan

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 252.00

    This book argues that Carnatic music as it is practiced today can be traced to the musical practices of early/mid eighteenth century. Earlier varieties or 'incarnations' of Indian music elaborately described in many musical treatises are only of historical relevance today as the music described is quite different from current practices.... more...

  • Musical Experience in Our Livesby Jody L. Kerchner; Carlos R. Abril

    R&L Education 2009; US$ 33.00

    This book explores the various ways music affects people and how they create meaning from everyday musical experiences, from infancy through old age. These experiences help us construct meaning and understanding of ourselves, our cultures, and our world. The contributors examine the nature of musical experience and how it changes throughout our lifespan. more...

  • Play Great Guitarby Rikki Rooksby

    Infinite Ideas 2008; US$ 9.95

    Knowing how to play the guitar is just one of those things we’d all love to be able to do. Think back to your formative years - at parties it was always the kid with the guitar who got all the attention, and it's probably that same kid who is now raking it in with their uber-cool band while you slave away at your desk. Now your dreams of guitar-playing... more...

  • How to Grow a Young Music Loverby Cheri Fuller

    The Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 12.99

    How to Grow a Young Music Lover is the ideal guide for parents who want to boost their children’s education through music; parents who want to aid in their children’s cognitive, motor, and creative development; parents who love music and want their children to do the same; and parents who wish they knew more about music and want their children to... more...

  • Classical Musicby Phil G. Goulding

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.32

    MAKE A SOUND INVESTMENT IN CLASSICAL MUSIC Who are the ten most important classical composers? Who in the world was Palestrina? Why did Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" cause a riot? Which five of each important composer's works should you buy? What is a concerto and how does it differ from a sonata? Maybe you don't know the answers to these questions;... more...