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  • Ethnomusicologyby Timothy Rice

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 7.99

    Ethnomusicologists believe that all humans, not just those we call musicians, are musical, and that musicality is one of the essential touchstones of the human experience. This insight raises big questions about the nature of music and the nature of humankind, and ethnomusicologists argue that to properly address these questions, we must study music... more...

  • The 50th Lawby 50 Cent; Robert Greene

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 15.99

    In The 50 th Law, hip hop and pop culture icon 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) joins forces with Robert Greene, bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, to write a ?bible? for success in life and work based on a single principle: fear nothing. With intimate stories from 50 Cent's life on the streets and in the boardroom as he rose to fame after... more...

  • Too Marvelous for Wordsby James Lester

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 26.00

    This biography of jazz legend Art Tatum is based on numerous interviews with Tatum's friends, family and fellow musicians. Tatum's musical career is traced from humble beginnings in Toledo, Ohio, to the seminal jazz clubs of America. more...

  • Born to Use Micsby Michael Eric Dyson; Sohail Daulatzai

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 15.95

    The best and brightest writers of the hip-hop generation reflect upon the era?s landmark album: Nas?s Illmatic more...

  • Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?by Steven Tyler

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.99

    ?Steven Tyler is one of the giants of American music, who?s been influential for a whole generation of Rock ?n? Roll fans around the world. Long May He Rock!? ?Sir Paul McCartney Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? is the  rock memoir to end all rock memoirs?the straight-up, no-holds-barred life of Grammy Award-winning,  Rock ?n? Roll Hall of... more...

  • Hip Hop Africaby Eric Charry

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Hip Hop Africa explores a new generation of Africans who are not only consumers of global musical currents, but also active and creative participants. Eric Charry and an international group of contributors look carefully at youth culture and the explosion of hip hop in Africa, the embrace of other contemporary genres, including reggae, ragga, and... more...

  • Music in 1853by Hugh Macdonald

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 36.46

    Why 1853? For many leading composers this year brought far-reaching changes to their lives: Brahms emerged from obscurity to celebrity, Schumann ceased to be an active composer, and both Berlioz and Wagner became active again after long silences. By limiting the perspective to a single year yet extending it to a group of musicians, their constant... more...

  • Lionel Tertisby John White

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 24.78

    Lionel Tertis [1876-1975] stands in the company of Ysa˙e, Kreisler, Casals, Thibaud and Rubinstein as one of the greatest instrumentalists - and arguably the greatest viola player - of all time. Many composers, including Bax, Holst and Vaughan Williams, wrote significant works for him; he was a member of a number of prominent string quartets; and... more...

  • All Things Stringsby Jo Nardolillo; T.M. Larsen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    String players face a bewildering array of terms related to their instruments. As string playing is a living art form, passed directly from a master of the instrument to the student, the words used to convey complex concepts, such as bow technique or fingering systems, have developed into an extensive vocabulary that can be complicated, sometimes vague,... more...

  • All Shook Upby Glenn C. Altschuler

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99

    The birth of rock 'n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy--one critic called it "musical riots put to a switchblade beat"--but if it generated much sound and fury, what, if anything, did it signify?. As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock 'n roll--and the outraged reception to it--in fact can tell us a lot... more...