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  • The Pianist's Craft 2by Richard P. Anderson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 64.99

    In The Pianist?s Craft 2 , pianist and scholar Anderson gathers together a new collection of essays by renowned performing artists and teachers and discusses the preparation, pedagogy, and performance of selected works by an entirely different set of composers whose works are standard in the piano literature. more...

  • The Principles and Practice of Tonal Counterpointby Evan Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The Principles and Practice of Tonal Counterpoint is a comprehensive textbook that combines practical, "how-to" guidance in 18th-century techniques with extensive historical examination of contrapuntal works and genres. Beginning with an introductory grounding in species counterpoint, tonal harmony, and figured bass, students progress through the... more...

  • The Contemporary Guitarby John Schneider

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 59.99

    While the guitar has stood in the vanguard of musical experimentation, its many new techniques and notations remain a mystery for many composers and players. In The Contemporary Guitar, musician and scholar, John Schneider explains each class of technique and illustrates them with examples. more...

  • Reconceiving Structure in Contemporary Musicby Judy Lochhead

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book studies recent music in the western classical tradition, offering a critique of current analytical/theoretical approaches and proposing alternatives. The critique addresses the present fringe status of recent music sometimes described as crossover, postmodern, post-classical, post-minimalist, etc. and demonstrates that existing descriptive... more...

  • Guerrilla Film Scoringby Jeremy Borum

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 29.99

    In this book, Jeremy Borum provides valuable guidance on how to make a good film score both quickly and inexpensively. Featuring insights from 20 professional composers, this handbook encompasses the entire film scoring process including education, preparation, writing and recording a score, editing, mixing and mastering, finding work, career development,... more...

  • Composing for Moving Pictures: The Essential Guideby Jason M. Gaines

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Making quality moving pictures has never been easier or more affordable, and the proliferation and ease of access to digital recording devices has prompted scores of amateurs to record and post videos to YouTube and its ilk. Paradoxically, however, scoring and arranging music for motion pictures is, in many ways, more complicated now than ever before,... more...

  • Writing Music for Commercialsby Michael Zager

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 44.99

    In Writing Music for Commercials: Television, Radio, and New Media, professor, composer, arranger, and producer Michael Zager describes the process of composing and arranging music specifically for commercials across the growing variety of media formats. more...

  • Decompositionby Andrew Durkin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.95

    Decomposition is a bracing, revisionary, and provocative inquiry into music?from Beethoven to Duke Ellington, from Conlon Nancarrow to Evelyn Glennie?as a personal and cultural experience: how it is composed, how it is idiosyncratically perceived by critics and reviewers, and why we listen to it the way we do. Andrew Durkin, best known as the... more...

  • Music and Musical Composition at the American Academy in Romeby Martin Brody

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 24.95

    Combining cultural analysis with historical and personal accounts of a century of musical life at the American Academy in Rome, this volume provides a history of the AAR's Rome Prize in Composition. more...

  • Melodias Virreinales del siglo XVIIIby Javier Echecopar; Carrillo - Echecopar

    Enrique Carrillo 2014; US$ 14.99

    Desde la llegada de Cristóbal Colón al nuevo mundo, el Rey Fernando el Católico se preocupó porque pasaran "a las tierras recién descubiertas algunos instrumentos o músicos para pasatiempo de los que allí han de estar". España, a principios del siglo XVI, estaba al rente de la música europea para tecla debido al desarrollo que alcanzó la vihuela,... more...