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  • Großes Sängerlexikonby Karl-Josef Kutsch; Leo Riemens; Hansjörg Rost

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 1,091.00

    Das Große Sängerlexikon ist das anerkannte Nachschlagewerk über Sängerinnen und Sänger und umfasst in seiner 4. Auflage 18.760 Sänger-Biographien. Bemerkenswert am Großen Sängerlexikon ist nicht nur seine ungeheure Materialfülle, sondern auch, dass es einen sehr weit gespannten Zeitraum und viele Gattungen umfasst: beginnend mit dem Ende des 16. Jahrhunderts,... more...

  • Oru Secoby Adrian Coburg

    Coburg Percussion Publishing 2012; Not Available

    Oru Seco is the Bata drum cycle, without songs. Adrian Coburg?s transcription book of Afro-Cuban Bata scores contains basic Bata rhythm patterns and additional solo parts. These are principal Bata scores to be played as the opening of religious ceremonies. The Bata rhythms are presented in a definite order to call the Orishas. Adrian Coburg?s collection... more...

  • Hip Hoptionary TMby Alonzo Westbrook

    Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 12.95

    The bumpin? book for hip-hop disciples (a.k.a. fiends), songwriters, all other writers, pop culture fans, linguists, and parents who are just trying to figure out what their kids are saying. The inventive sounds of hip-hop (which became America?s number two music genre in 2001, outselling country) have echoed far from their Bronx beginnings of twenty... more...

  • Classicalby Brad Hill; Richard Carlin; Nadine Hubbs

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 67.00

    Entries include: Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Nadia Boulander, John Cage, Maria Callas, Antonin Dvorak, George Gershwin, Phillip Glass, Vladimir Horowitz, Charles Ives, Scott Joplin, Juilliard School, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, William Schuman, Seiji Ozawa, Arturo Toscanini, and many others. more...

  • Countryby Richard Carlin; Barbara Ching

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 67.00

    American country music is a blend of musical traditions, from the balladry and dance tunes of the British Isles to African-American blues and gospel, to minstrel show and Tin Pan Alley commercial tunes, to the music of immigrant Acadian, German, and Hispanic groups, to the ballads of the coal miners and cowboys. Commercial recordings such as the landmark... more...

  • Rhythm & Blues, Rap, and Hip-Hopby Frank Hoffmann; Richard Carlin; Albin J. Zak

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 67.00

    Rhythm & Blues, Rap, and Hip-Hop explores the characteristics and importance of each of these types of music and its history and evolution. This in-depth volume combines 52 photographs, a glossary, discography, and chronology to create an ideal go-to reference for music lovers everywhere. more...

  • Rock and Rollby Craig Morrison; Richard Carlin; Kevin Holm-Hudson

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 67.00

    Rock and roll traces its roots to the music of the early 20th century. Its infectious sound, characterized by catchy guitar rhythms, a strong beat, and youthful lyrics, sparked a musical revolution beloved by the young and initially scorned by many adults. The emergence of rock and roll signaled a monumental change in popular music, and as rock grew,... more...

  • The Blues Encyclopediaby Edward Komara; Peter Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 375.00

    The Blues Encyclopedia is the first full-length authoritative Encyclopedia on the Blues as a musical form. While other books have collected biographies of blues performers, none have taken a scholarly approach. A to Z in format, this Encyclopedia covers not only the performers, but also musical styles, regions, record labels and cultural aspects... more...

  • The Guitar and its Musicby James Tyler; Paul Sparks

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 55.00

    Following James Tyler's earlier introduction to the four-and five-course guitar, this collaboration with Paul Sparks is an authoritative guide to the history and repertory of the guitar from the Renaissance to the dawn of the Classical era. - ;Following on from James Tyler's The Early Guitar: A History and Handbook(OUP 1980) tthis collaboration... more...