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  • The Jazz Traditionby Martin Williams

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 39.99 US$ 34.39

    When it was first published in 1970, this lively and fascinating book was greeted with almost universal acclaim. The American Record Guide called it "the best one-volume of jazz we have," and the Jazz Journal praised it as "a brilliant study of the whole of jazz." Perhaps the greatest tribute was paid by Louis Armstrong himself who raved: "it... more...

  • Kindling the Sparkby Joanne Haroutounian

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Gathering perspectives of musical talent from the psychological, musical, and educational fields, Kindling the Spark is the only single sourcebook that defines musical talent and provides practical strategies for identifying and nurturing it. Joanne Haroutounian uses her experience as teacher, researcher, and parent to clarify central issues concerning... more...

  • Electric Folkby Britta Sweers

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    In the 1960s and 1970s, a number of British musicians rediscovered traditional folk ballads, fusing the old melodies with rock, jazz, and blues styles to create a new genre dubbed "electric folk" or "British folk rock." This revival featured groups such as Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention, and Pentangle and individual performers like Shirley & Dolly... more...

  • The Science and Psychology of Music Performanceby Richard Parncutt; Gary McPherson

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 41.99 US$ 36.11

    Music educators and practicing musicians have failed to benefit as much as they could from the past two decades of music psychology research. In this volume, 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... more...

  • Empirical Musicologyby Eric Clarke; Nicholas Cook

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    The study of music is always, to some extent, "empirical," in that it involves testing ideas and interpretations against some kind of external reality. But in musicology, the kinds of empirical approaches familiar in the social sciences have played a relatively marginal role, being generally restricted to inter-disciplinary areas such as psychology... more...

  • Great Jobs for Music Majorsby Jan Goldberg

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 18.00 US$ 14.76

    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 majors... 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...

  • Why Classical Music Still Mattersby Lawrence Kramer

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 19.96 US$ 15.97

    "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...

  • Opportunities in Music Careers, Revised Editionby Robert Gerardi

    McGraw-Hill Education 2002; US$ 15.00 US$ 12.30

    " 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...

  • Rip it Upby Kandia Crazy Horse

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 18.00

    When Mos Def, platinum-selling New York-based rapper, decided to make a foray into rock 'n' roll, he called the band Jack Johnson. The name choice was a telling one: Johnson was the first black world heavyweight boxing champion, a man who has been described as 'fighting not only for his own dignity but also to knock white America off its... more...