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  • The New Blue Musicby Richard J. Ripani

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 30.00

    A study that finds African influences of melody, harmony, rhythm, and form in the top 25 songs from each decade of R&B more...

  • The Berimbauby Eric A. Galm

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 30.00

    The Brazilian berimbau , a musical bow, is most commonly associated with the energetic martial art/dance/game of capoeira . This study explores the berimbau's stature from the 1950s to the present in diverse musical genres including bossa nova, samba-reggae, MPB (Popular Brazilian Music), electronic dance music, Brazilian art music, and more. Berimbau... more...

  • The Glenbuchat Balladsby David Buchan; James Moreira

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 60.00

    Sometime in the early nineteenth century, most likely in the year 1818, the Reverend Robert Scott, minister of the parish of Glenbuchat in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, compiled a collection of traditional ballads that until now has not been published. Most of the ballad collections produced during the Scottish Romantic Revival were eventually anthologized... more...

  • Alan Lomax, Assistant in Chargeby Ronald D. Cohen

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 50.00

    Alan Lomax (1915?2002) began working for the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress in 1936, first as a special and temporary assistant, then as the permanent Assistant in Charge, starting in June 1937, until he left in late 1942. He recorded such important musicians as Woody Guthrie, Muddy Waters, Aunt Molly Jackson, and Jelly Roll... more...

  • Avant Rockby Bill Martin; Robert Fripp

    Open Court 2015; US$ 34.99

    In Avant Rock, , music writer Bill Martin explores how avant-garde rock emerged from the social and political upheaval of the sixties. He covers the music from its early stages, revealing its influences outside of rock, from musicians such as John Cage and Cecil Taylor, to those more closely related to rock like James Brown and Parliament/ Funkadelic.... more...

  • Notenlesen für Dummiesby Michael Pilhofer; Holly Day; Oliver Fehn

    Wiley 2015; US$ 5.50

    Spielen Sie mit dem Gedanken, ein Instrument zu erlernen? Oder sind Sie schon seit Jahren passionierter Gitarrist, der wunderbar nach Tabulaturen spielt, bei Notenblättern jedoch kapituliert? In jedem Fall werden Sie Ihr musikalisches Potenzial enorm erhöhen, wenn Sie die Sprache der Musik beherrschen. Michael Pilhofer und Holly Day erklären... more...

  • Here She Comes Nowby Jeff Gordinier; Marc Weingarten

    Icon Books Ltd 2016; US$ 17.49

    A glittering collection of essays on outstanding women in rock and pop more...

  • The State of Musicby Virgil Thomson

    Library of America 2016; US$ 9.99

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  • Musical Exodusby Ruth F. Davis

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 79.99

    The essays in Musical Exodus: Al-Andalus and its Jewish Diasporas extend beyond the music of medieval Iberia and its Mediterranean Jewish diasporas to wider aspects of Jewish-Christian and Jewish-Muslim relations. The authors offer new perspectives on theories of musical interaction, hybridization, and the cultural meaning of musical expression... more...

  • A History of the Oratorioby Howard E. Smither

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Written by an eminent scholar in a style that represents American musicological writing at its communicative best, A History of the Oratorio offers a synthesis and critical appraisal so exhaustive and reliable that the serious student of the oratorio will be compelled to look to these volumes as an indispensable source. No work on the history of... more...