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  • Shadows in the Fieldby Gregory F. Barz; Timothy J. Cooley

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 54.99

    What are the new directions in ethnomusicological fieldwork? What do we see when we acknowledge the shadows we cast in the field? Will fieldwork continue as an integral part of ethnomusicological theory and method? Glancing forward and backward, the authors in this collection explore a range of issues that can help ethnomusicologists and those who... more...

  • Community Music Therapyby Gary Ansdell; Mercedes Pavlicevic

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2004; US$ 38.95

    Music therapists from around the world working in conventional and unconventional settings have offered their contributions to this exciting new book, presenting discussion and practical examples of the ways music therapy can reflect and encourage social change. The writers offer fresh perceptions on their identity and role as music therapists. more...

  • Analytical Music Therapyby Johannes Eschen; Juliane Kowski; Susan Hadley

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2002; US$ 44.95

    The book examines the origins and theory of AMT (including a contribution on the subject from Mary Priestley), before exploring its uses in various contexts. Chapters cover AMT in counselling and rehabilitation, with adults and children and with nonverbal clients. A concluding section discusses aspects of the training of music therapy students. more...

  • Musicophiliaby Oliver Sacks

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    Revised and Expanded With the same trademark compassion and erudition he brought to The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat , Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition. In Musicophilia , he shows us a variety of what he calls ?musical misalignments.? Among them: a man struck by lightning... more...

  • Deconstructive Variationsby Rose Rosengard Subotnik

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 66.00

    In this sequel to her previous collection, Developing Variations, Subotnik applies the insights of Kant, Adorno, Bakhtin, and Derrida to major works of Mozart and Chopin. more...

  • Computational Mechanics of the Classical Guitarby Rolf Bader

    Springer 2006; US$ 209.00

    Computational Mechanics of the Classical Guitar describes a new dynamic paradigm in instrument acoustics based on time-dependent transient analysis and simulation of complete musical instruments. It describes the current state of theoretical and experimental research into the guitar for engineers, instrument makers and musicians. This includes a summary... more...

  • Receptive Methods in Music Therapyby Denise Grocke; Tony Wigram; Susan B Wesely; Karen Hamlett; Matt Holmes

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2006; US$ 34.95

    This practical book describes the specific use of receptive (listening) methods and techniques in music therapy clinical practice and research, including relaxation with music for children and adults, the use of visualisation and imagery, music and collage, song-lyric discussion, vibroacoustic applications, music and movement techniques. more...

  • Shadows in the Fieldby Gregory F. Barz; Timothy J. Cooley

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 28.99

    Preface Bruno Nettl. 1. Casting Shadows in the Field: Introduction, Timothy J. Cooley and Gregory Barz. 2. Knowing Fieldwork, Jeff Todd Titon. 3. Transformations of the Self in Fieldwork, Timothy Rice. 4. Phenomenology and the Ethnography of Popular Music: Ethnomusicology at the Juncture of Cultural Studies and Folklore, Harris M. Berger. 5. Moving:... more...

  • Modern Methods for Musicologyby Tim Crawford; Lorna Gibson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95

    Written by leading experts, this volume provides both a picture of the realities of how ICT is currently being used in musicology as well as prospects and proposals for how it could be fruitfully used in the future. Through its coverage of topics spanning content-based sound searching/retrieval, sound and content analysis, markup and text encoding,... more...

  • This is Your Brain on Musicby Daniel J. Levitin

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2011; US$ 13.11

    Ever wondered why you can identify your favourite song from hearing only the first two notes? Or why you can't get that annoying jingle out of your head? Daniel Levitin's breathtaking - and wholly accessible - book, now published as an ebook, explains why. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive explanation of how humans ... more...