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  • Physics of the Pianoby Nicholas J. Giordano

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 33.99

    A central quest in the study of musical instruments is to understand why the sound of the 'same' note depends greatly on the instrument, and to elucidate which aspects of an instrument are most critical in producing the musical tones characteristic of the instrument. The primary goal of this book is to investigate these questions for the piano. more...

  • The Geometry of Musical Rhythmby Godfried T. Toussaint

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 43.95

    The Geometry of Musical Rhythm: What Makes a "Good" Rhythm Good? is the first book to provide a systematic and accessible computational geometric analysis of the musical rhythms of the world. It explains how the study of the mathematical properties of musical rhythm generates common mathematical problems that arise in a variety of seemingly disparate... more...

  • Music and Capitalismby Timothy D. Taylor

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    iTunes. Spotify. Pandora. With these brief words one can map the landscape of music today, but these aren?t musicians, songs, or anything else actually musical?they are products and brands. In this book, Timothy D. Taylor explores just how pervasively capitalism has shaped music over the last few decades. Examining changes in the production, distribution,... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Music and Disability Studiesby Blake Howe; Stephanie Jensen-Moulton; Neil Lerner; Joseph Straus

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 54.99

    Like race, gender, and sexuality, disability is a social and cultural construction. Music, musicians, and music-making simultaneously embody and shape representations and narratives of disability. Disability -- culturally stigmatized minds and bodies -- is one of the things that music in all times and places can be said to be about. more...

  • Literacy and Orality in Eighteenth-Century Irish Songby Julie Henigan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Focusing on several distinct genres of eighteenth-century Irish song, Henigan demonstrates in each case that the interaction between the elite and vernacular, the written and oral, is pervasive and characteristic of the Irish song tradition to the present day. more...

  • The Politics of Songs in Eighteenth-Century Britain, 1723?1795by Kate Horgan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Horgan analyses the importance of songs in British eighteenth-century culture with specific reference to their political meaning. Using an interdisciplinary methodology, combining the perspectives of literary studies and cultural history, the utilitarian power of songs emerges across four major case studies. more...

  • The Renaissance Ethics of Musicby Hyun-Ah Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    In early modern Europe, music ? particularly singing ? was the arena where body and soul came together, embodied in the notion of musica humana. Kim uses this concept to examine the framework within which music and song were used to promote moral education and addresses Renaissance ideas of religion, education and music. more...

  • Musik & Erosby Hans-Jürgen Döpp

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    ?Wenn die Musik der Liebe Nahrung ist, spielt weiter.?(Shakespeare, Was Ihr Wollt).Die Musik ist nicht nur eine Freude für die Ohren; sieist auch das Echo des Herzschlags, des Atems und desVerlangens. Professor Döpp deutet die Musik alsKatalysator für Tanz, Liebe und Sex. Vom Notenblatt,über den Tanz bis hin zu den Instrumenten ist die Musikder Ausdruck... more...

  • Your Child's Career in Music and Entertainmentby Steven C. Beer; Kathryne Badura

    Allworth Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    In today?s competitive society, parents face great pressure to encourage their children to follow their dreams and strive for excellence. Organized in a practical question-and-answer format, Your Child?s Career in Music and Entertainment: The Prudent Parent?s Guide raises and addresses many of the issues parents encounter when seeking to turn their... more...

  • Beyond the Beatby Daniel B. Cornfield

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    At a time when the bulwarks of the music industry are collapsing, what does it mean to be a successful musician and artist? How might contemporary musicians sustain their artistic communities? Based on interviews with over seventy-five popular-music professionals in Nashville, Beyond the Beat looks at artist activists?those visionaries who create... more...