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  • Brahms and the Scherzoby Ryan McClelland

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Despite the incredible diversity in Brahms's scherzo-type movements, there has been no comprehensive consideration of this aspect of his oeuvre. Professor Ryan McClelland provides an in-depth study of these movements that also contributes significantly to an understanding of Brahms's compositional language and his creative dialogue with musical traditions.... more...

  • Michael Nyman: Collected Writingsby Pwyll ap Sin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    For over three decades Michael Nyman's music has succeeded in reaching beyond the small community of contemporary music aficionados to a much wider range of listeners. An important element in unlocking the key to Nyman's success lies in his writings about music, which preoccupied him for over a decade from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. During... more...

  • Keys to the Dramaby Gordon Sly

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Sonata form is fundamentally a dramatic structure that creates, manipulates, and ultimately satisfies expectation. It engages its audience by inviting prediction, association, and interpretation. That sonata form was the chief vehicle of dramatic instrumental music for nearly 200 years is due to the power, the universality, and the tonal and stylistic... more...

  • Dimensions of Energy in Shostakovich's Symphoniesby Michael Rofe

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Shostakovich's music is often described as being dynamic, energetic. But what is meant by 'energy' in music? After setting out a broad conceptual framework for approaching this question, Michael Rofe proposes various potential sources of the perceived energy in Shostakovich's symphonies, describing also the historical significance of energeticist thought... more...

  • New Perspectives on Music and Gestureby Elaine King; Anthony Gritten

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 114.95

    Building on the insights of the first volume on Music and Gesture (Gritten and King, Ashgate 2006), the rationale for this sequel volume is twofold: first, to clarify the way in which the subject is continuing to take shape by highlighting both central and developing trends, as well as popular and less frequent areas of investigation; second, to provide... more...

  • Fundamentals of Musical Acousticsby Arthur H. Benade

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Landmark book hailed for exceptionally clear, delightfully readable explication of everything acoustically important to music-making. Includes over 300 illustrations. Examples, experiments, and questions conclude each chapter. more...

  • On Studying Singingby Sergius Kagen

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 9.95

    Guide by faculty member of the Juilliard School of Music explains what students can and cannot expect from singing lessons, plus musical notation and theory, ear training, languages, and related subjects. more...

  • The Rhythm Bookby Peter Phillips

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 19.95

    Textbook familiarizes readers with the signs, symbols and units of rhythmic notation. With drills, exercises, many musical examples, special sections on conducting technique, sight-singing and musical notation. more...

  • Celebrate the Native American Fluteby Dick Claassen

    Awe-Struck Publishing 2004; US$ 24.95

    If you've ever wanted to play the 6-hole Native American flute, and play it well, this book is for you. MP3 audio examples are included. more...

  • Teach Yourself VISUALLY Guitarby Charles Kim

    Wiley 2006; US$ 24.99

    Do you learn faster by seeing and doing than by wading through tedious instructions? Then pick up a guitar and start strumming! Teach Yourself VISUALLY Guitar shows you the basics—photo by photo and note by note. You begin with basic chords and techniques and progress through suspensions, bass runs, hammer-ons, and barre chords. As you learn... more...