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- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 21.99
Music Outside the Lines is an informative and practical resource for all who are invested in making music composition an integral part of curriculum. Author Maud Hickey offers both a well-grounded justification for teaching music composition and also a compendium of useful instructional ideas and classroom activities. Hickey begins with a rationale... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 39.99
Béla Bartók's Mikrokosmos is a collection of 153 pieces for piano designed by the composer as a series graded according to difficulty. The pieces were written between 1926 and 1939, and have become by far the best-known series of teaching pieces by a major composer in the twentieth century. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 22.99
A collection of brand-new, in-depth, and revealing conversations about songwriting with some of the world's most-noted hitmakers. THE ART OF NOISE offers an unprecedented collection of insightful, of-the-moment conversations with twenty-seven of the great songwriters. They discuss everything from their individual approaches to writing,... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 34.99
Providing thematic analysis and situating the score for this classic work within the context of the composer?s life and career, Franz Waxman?s Rebecca: A Film Score Guide will be of interest to musicologists and film scholars, as well as fans of Alfred Hitchcock and the work of Franz Waxman. more...
- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99
Can you remember exactly where you were the first time you heard ?What a Wonderful World? and how it made you feel? Did you play Paul Williams?s ?We?ve Only Just Begun? at your wedding? Throughout time, certain songs and their lyrics have come to act as key emotional landmarks in our hearts and minds and continue to resonate throughout our lives.... more...
- The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.99
Frederic Chopin (1810 - 1849) was one of the most influential musicians of the 19th Century. Discovered as a child-prodigy pianist in his native Poland, he later travelled to France, where he remained after the Polish uprising of 1830-31. There he gave few public performances, but worked as composer and piano teacher. He later became a French citizen... more...
- Taylor & Francis 2004; US$ 110.00
At the beginning, it was not at all obvious how to organize this collection of Slonimsky writings, numbering in the hundreds. Clearly, Russian and Soviet music would be central. But also American music,North and South. Modern music cuts across all geographical categories. The articles varied considerably in length, tone, depth, intended readership.... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available
This book is an essential companion for any aspiring songwriter, and is ideal for those with no formal musical education. Covering every genre of popular contemporary music, from rock and pop to musical theatre and country/western, it tracks everything from what harnessing your creative potential to finding a hook and selling, performing and promoting... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 42.00
Like his compositions, Milton Babbitt's writings about music have exerted an extraordinary influence on postwar music and thinking about music. In essays and public addresses spanning fifty years, Babbitt has grappled profoundly with central questions in the composition and apprehension of music. These writings range from personal memoirs and critical... more...