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  • Mind Modelsby Roger Reynolds

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This new edition of Mind Models reintroduces and renews a classic work on 20th century composition, one that has remained relevant for over a quarter century -- and should remain a central reading for decades to come. more...

  • Music Composition For Dummiesby Scott Jarrett; Holly Day

    Wiley 2008; US$ 21.99 US$ 17.59

    Want to turn that haunting tune in your head into an awesome sound in your ear? You can! Music Composition For Dummies demystifies the process of composing music and writing songs. It guides you through every step of writing your own music, from choosing the right rhythm and tempo to creating melodies and chord progressions and working with instruments... more...

  • Music Productionby Michael Zager

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 64.99

    Music Production serves as a roadmap for navigating the continuous changes in the music industry and music production technologies. From dissecting compositions to understanding studio technologies, from coaching vocalists to arranging and orchestration, from musicianship to marketing, advertising to promotion, Music Production takes readers... more...

  • Music Theory Through Improvisationby Ed Sarath

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 77.95

    Designed for Music Theory courses, Music Theory Through Improvisation presents a unique approach to basic theory and musicianship training that examines the study of traditional theory through the art of improvisation. The book follows the same general progression of diatonic to non-diatonic harmony in conventional approaches, but integrates improvisation,... more...

  • Music and the Skillful Listenerby Denise Von Glahn

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 37.99

    For Denise Von Glahn, listening is that special quality afforded women who have been fettered for generations by the maxim "be seen and not heard." In Music and the Skillful Listener, Von Glahn explores the relationship between listening and musical composition focusing on nine American women composers inspired by the sounds of the natural world:... more...

  • Music of Louis Andriessenby Maja Trochimczyk

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    This book presents the musician in dialog with a Polish-Canadian musicologist and three of his Dutch friends and collaborators, Reinbert de Leeuw, Elmer Schönberger and Frits van der Waa. Topics include his artistic evolution, his relationship to minimalism, his prevalent interest in mysticism and meaning, the use of quotation and writing for the stage... more...

  • Musicae Compendiumby René Descartes

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 45.78

    Descartes' Jugendwerk ?Musicae Compendium? oder zu Deutsch: ?Leitfaden der Musik? liegt hier in einer wunderschönen Ausgabe vor, die eine synoptische Gegenüberstellung des Druckbilds von 1618 und der modern gesetzten Übersetzung bietet. Durch einen einleitenden Kommentar sowie erläuternde Anmerkungen zum Text der deutschsprachigen Übersetzung, besorgt... more...

  • Orchestrationby Paul Mathews

    Routledge 2006; US$ 35.00

    Intended for college-level music majors, this collection traces the history of orchestration, beginning with Beethoven's Orchestra (with writings by Berlioz, Wagner, Gounod, Mahler, and others). It illuminates how orchestration has grown and developed, and offers a variety of theories that have been embraced by practitioners in the field. more...

  • Orchestrationby Paul Mathews

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 53.95

    Orchestration: An Anthology of Writings is designed to be a primary or ancillary text for college-level music majors. Although there are several 'how to' textbooks aimed at this market, there is little available that traces the history of orchestration through the writings of composers themselves. By collecting writings from the ninenteenth century... more...

  • The Origins and Roles of Instrumental Music in the Operas of Richard Straussby Malcom Rowat

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 159.95

    The main purpose of this volume is to provide an overview to all of Richard Strauss’s musical and operatic compositions. Usually the operas are ignored by scholars and composers who only perform his instrumental works. This book shows that there is incredible musical value in the operas as well. It also showcases his compositional style and techniques,... more...