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Musical research

  • 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...

  • Computational Mechanics of the Classical Guitarby Rolf Bader

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 141.52

    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...

  • Music Autoethnographiesby Brydie-Leigh Bartlet; Carolyn Ellis

    Australian Academic Press 2009; US$ 23.95

    Autoethnography is an autobiographical genre that connects the personal to the cultural, social, and political. The synergies between music and autoethnography are promising, ready to be fully realised. For the first time, this edited volume explores these synergies by presenting work in which the relationship between these two areas is explored through... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    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...

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

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 30.99 US$ 26.65

    Shadows in the Field was the first book by ethnomusicologists to consider fieldwork as an issue-laden practice, rather than as a methodology requiring a prescriptive manual. The authors in this revised second edition challenge the very notion of fieldwork, its goals, the nature of knowledge gained in fieldwork, and the place of fieldwork in historical... more...

  • Musicology: The Key Conceptsby David Beard; Kenneth Gloag

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 39.95

    Musicology: the Key Concepts provides a vital reference guide for students of contemporary musicology. Its clear and accessible entries cover a comprehensive range of terms including: - aesthetics - canon - culture - deconstruction - ethnicity - identity - subjectivity - value - work Fully cross-referenced and with suggestions for further reading,... more...

  • Production & Consumption of Musicby Alan Bradshaw; Avi Shankar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This collection considers music within the spheres of production and consumption and pulls together an interdisciplinary collection of music studies from around the world, ranging from an ethnomusicological analysis of the condition of Tibetan music and its role within the Chinese state, the changing reception of anti-apartheid music by white musicians... 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...

  • The Cultural Study of Musicby Martin Clayton; Trevor Herbert; Richard Middleton

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    What is the relationship between music and culture? The first edition of The Cultural Study of Music: A Critical Introduction explored this question with groundbreaking rigor and breadth. Now this second edition refines that original analysis while examining the ways the field has developed in the years since the book?s initial publication. Including... more...