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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 25.95
Teenage Nervous Breakdown: Music and Politics in the Post-Elvis Era combines music and cultural history and criticism to examine how rock and the rock lifestyle have been merchandised first to a teenage audience and eventually to a worldwide consumer society. Well-known, iconoclastic writer/ critic David Walley examines the entire rock culture... more...
- Temple University Press 2008; US$ 27.95
In the first book to account for the growing prominence of Asians in the world of Western classical music, Mari Yoshihara grapples with the significance of this trend. This is a book about the about the origins of a social and cultural phenomenon, but it is also about the lives and work of individual musicians devoted to their art. more...
- Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 21.99
What is it that accounts for the differences between musical beginners, advanced music makers, and world class performers? Virtually everyone likes music and has the capacity to be musical in some way (despite what some may say about themselves). Yet far fewer people come to be so involved with it that they identify themselves as musicians, and fewer... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95
How can unions move from a defensive strategy to one of class transformation? Mulder demonstrates how the current union strategies of class blindness lead to weak and often unintended results. Unions, she argues, do not use their collective power for class transformation and union commentators/critics do not theorize about unions as possible agents... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00
In To a Young Jazz Musician, the renowned jazz musician and Pulitzer Prize?winning composer Wynton Marsalis gives us an invaluable guide to making good music?and to leading a good life. Writing from the road ?between the bus ride, the sound check, and the gig,? Marsalis passes on wisdom gained from experience, addressed to a young musician coming... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.99
Praise for JAM! "Breaking into the music business is difficult at best; sustaining success even more so. Jeff Carlisi is both a musician and a businessman, and he and Dan Lipson have penned an entertaining and extremely useful book. Read JAM!, and you should be blowing your competition off the stage in no time." Terry Stewart, president and... more...
- Personhood Press 2005; US$ 10.00
This question-and-answer, no-holds-barred discussion of the intricacies of making a living as a professional musician gives frank advice regarding professional and personal aspects for a band's success and survival. An extensive range of industry topics are covered, including how to find and hire musicians, lay down gig and rehearsal rules, find booking... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 64.99
The Biology of Musical Performance and Performance-Related Injury presents accurate information on the biological principles and physical processes that underlie the craft of musical performance. It explains concepts and techniques without assuming prior scientific knowledge, providing relevance to both musicians and health professionals who treat... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 59.40
Offers information on more than 90 specific jobs, including job duties, salary ranges, skill and education requirements, helpful organizations, tips for entry, and much more. This book includes salary ranges and employment opportunities, as well as comprehensive appendixes of organizations, periodicals, associations, schools, and resources. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95
A Field Guide to Student Teaching in Music is a practical guide focused on the link between music education coursework and the field-based aspects of the student teaching experience. It addresses general topics that are common to all music placements, as well as those topics that are of specific interest to the general, choral, and instrumental... more...