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- McSweeney's 2012; US$ 15.99
How Music Works is David Byrne?s remarkable and buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. In it he explores how profoundly music is shaped by its time and place, and he explains how the advent of recording technology in the twentieth century forever changed our relationship to playing, performing, and listening to... more...
- Sher Music 2011; US$ 35.00
The most highly-acclaimed jazz theory book ever published! Over 500 pages of comprehensive, but easy to understand text covering every aspect of how jazz is constructed---chord construction, II-V-I progressions, scale theory, chord/scale relationships, the blues, reharmonization, and much more. A required text in universities world-wide, translated... more...
- Gia Publications 2013; US$ 22.99
From the psychological to the practical, the serious challenges and issues that can affect a singer?s performance are explored in this groundbreaking book. Author Lynn Eustis, herself a professional signer and voice instructor, argues that the daily psychological conflicts that make up a singer?s world can have profound implications for both the singer... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 39.95
Allan F. Moore presents a study of recorded popular song, from the recordings of the 1920s through to the present day. Analysis and interpretation are treated as separable but interdependent approaches to song. Analytical theory is revisited, covering conventional domains such as harmony, melody and rhythm, but does not privilege these at the expense... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 48.99
Organized into four main parts, this book first explores the mind-body connection and then separately discusses the mind, body, and soul of musicians, scholars, performers, and teachers of all voices and instruments. With terms, questions for reflection, and assignments at the end of each chapter, this book may be used as a textbook for a course... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 52.99
Often underestimated, lyric diction is a portal to powerful performance. It is through lyric diction that singers are able to communicate the wishes and desires of the poet, as well as the composer. Amanda Johnston takes a modernized approach in English and German Diction for Singers , making German increasingly accessible through the recognition... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 21.99
What is it that accounts for the differences between musical beginners, advanced music makers, and world class performers? Virtually everyone likes music and has the capacity to be musical in some way (despite what some may say about themselves). Yet far fewer people come to be so involved with it that they identify themselves as musicians, and fewer... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 21.99
From the Foreword by Renee Fleming: "Kathryn LaBouff has developed an approach to singing in the English language which is wonderfully user-friendly, and which has surely saved much wear and tear on my voice. It is a technique that has empowered me with the knowledge and skills to bring a text to life and to be able to negotiate all of the sounds... more...
- Australian Academic Press 2010; US$ 16.99
This volume draws together leading researchers and practitioners in voice pedagogy in Australia. The collection is designed to be an ongoing resource for singing teachers, and the publication is aligned with the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing. The book serves as a snapshot of work in the field, and encompasses voice science,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 149.95
Greek Rebetiko from a Psychocultural Perspective: Same Songs Changing Minds examines the ways in which audiences in present-day Greece and Turkey perceive and use the Greek popular song genre rebetiko to cultivate specific cultural habits and identities. In the past, rebetiko has been associated chiefly with the lower strata of Greek society. But... more...