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  • Electric Folkby Britta Sweers

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 39.99

    Electric Folk - Revival and Transformation of English Traditional Music chronicles the history of the genre and explores its cultural implications. It characterizes electric folk as both a result of the American folk revival of the early 1960s and a reaction against the dominance of American pop music abroad. more...

  • Music and Youth Cultureby Dan Laughey

    Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 107.46

    Music and Youth Culture offers a groundbreaking account of how music interacts with young people?s everyday lives. Drawing on interviews with and observations of youth groups together with archival research, it explores young people?s enactment of music tastes and performances, and how these are articulated through narratives and literacies. An extensive... more...

  • Louisiana Hayrideby Tracey E. W. Laird

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 33.99

    Provides an examination of northwest Louisiana's unique musical milieu, home to the Louisiana Hayride, a radio barn dance between 1948 and 1960. The region's history, geography, race relations, media, and other forces set the stage for the Hayride's critical role in both country music and rock-and-roll. more...

  • The Science and Psychology of Music Performanceby Richard Parncutt

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 37.99

    Music educators and practicing musicians have failed to benefit as much as they could from music psychology research. Parncutt and McPherson propose to improve the situation by describing new approaches, informed by recent psychological research, to teaching music, learning music, and making music at all educational levels. more...

  • Is Rock Dead?by Kevin J.H. Dettmar

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 38.95

    Is Rock Dead? sets out to explore the varied and sometimes conflicting ways in which the death of rock has been discussed both within the discourse of popular music and American culture. more...

  • Careers In Popular Musicby Institute For Career Research Contributing Editors

    Institute For Career Research 2007; US$ 15.00

    So you dream of being a pop star? You have something with a lot of sequins picked out to wear when you receive your first Grammy or something a little more outrageous for the MTV awards. Maybe you took piano lessons when you were a kid. Or played in the high school marching band. For sure, you can?t get through the day without listening to the radio,... more...

  • Great Jobs for Music Majorsby Jan Goldberg

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 17.00

    GREAT JOBS SERIES ANSWERS THE QUESTION "WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN . . Every college major gives students valuable skills and training, perfect for a wide range of careers. The Great Jobs series helps students: Assess talents and skills for a job Explore a wide range of career options Target the perfect career Present college... more...

  • Why Classical Music Still Mattersby Lawrence Kramer

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 19.96

    "What can be done about the state of classical music?" Lawrence Kramer asks in this elegant, sharply observed, and beautifully written extended essay. Classical music, whose demise has been predicted for at least a decade, has always had its staunch advocates, but in today?s media-saturated world there are real concerns about its viability. Why Classical... more...

  • Folk Musicby Ronald D. Cohen

    Routledge 2006; US$ 16.95

    Focusing on comparing and contrasting the historical nature of the three aspects of understanding folk music - traditional, local performers and professional collectors - this text explores the advent of professional performers in the twentieth century during the so-called 'folk revival'. more...

  • Opportunities in Music Careers, Revised Editionby Robert Gerardi

    McGraw-Hill Education 2002; US$ 15.95

    " Opportunities in Music Careers is an encyclopedic view of the world of music?pop to classical, performer to management. Its diversity is quite astounding, and a young person in love with music can find a place in the field of his or her choice . . . I hope that [it] becomes required reading for all serious music students.? --John Corigliano, Composer,... more...