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  • Jazz Piano Masterclass: The Drop 2 Bookby SHER Music; Mark Levine

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 15.00

    The most comprehensive book ever written on how to create the 4-note, block-chord approach to jazz piano playing used by masters like McCoy Tyner, Bill Evans, Barry Harris, Cedar Walton, etc. In this book, world-renowned pianist and educator Mark Levine provides a step-by-step, beginning to advanced, masterclass on how to create, practice and extend... more...

  • Forward Motionby SHER Music; Hal Galper

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 24.00

    The same notes can sound square or swinging, depending on how the music is phrased. This revolutionary book shows how many people misunderstand jazz phrasing and shows how to replace stiff phrasing with fluid lines that have the right jazz feeling. In this book, master pianist Hal Galper also shows how get that feeling of forward motion and also how... more...

  • Modern Music and Afterby Paul Griffiths

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 21.99

    Over three decades, Paul Griffiths's survey has remained the definitive study of music since the Second World War; this fully revised and updated edition re-establishes Modern Music and After as the preeminent introduction to the music of our time. The disruptions of the war, and the struggles of the ensuing peace, were reflected in the music of... more...

  • Of Poetry and Songby Jürgen Thym

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 95.00

    Of Poetry and Song: Approaches to the Nineteenth-Century Lied is an anthology of interdisciplinary studies of text-music relations in the German Lied. The chapters gathered in it (including some published here for the first time in English or indeed at all) were written by two musicologists--Rufus Hallmark and Jürgen Thym--and two German-literature... more...

  • How to Make Music in Your Bedroomby Nicola Slade

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 12.78

    Gone are the days when recording an album required a large, expensive recording studio and piles of ultra hi-tech equipment. Lily Allen's myspace video netted her no.1 in the UK singles chart and an NME nomination, folk singer Seth Lakeman made an album in his kitchen for £300 and has been nominated for a Mercury Prize. And of course, there's the... more...

  • Understand Music Theory: Teach Yourselfby Margaret Richer

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available

    Understand Music Theory offers a practical approach which uses active learning to impart knowledge. Suitable for complete beginners, and assuming no previous knowledge, each chapter includes examples, illustrations, clear explanations, tips and self-tests before moving on. It covers all the essential topics in music theory, from rhythm and... more...

  • The Music Instinctby Philip Ball

    Random House 2011; US$ 17.58

    Why have all human cultures - today and throughout history - made music? Why does music excite such rich emotion? How do we make sense of musical sound? These are questions that have, until recently, remained mysterious. Now The Music Instinct explores how the latest research in music psychology and brain science is piecing together... more...

  • How Music Worksby John Powell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 20.78

    ·What is the difference between a musical note and any other sort of sound? ·What is harmony, and why does it sound good? ·Why is it easy to tell the difference between a flute and a clarinet even if they are playing exactly the same note? ·Why do ten violins sound only twice as loud as one? ·What is perfect pitch, and do I have it? Discover... more...

  • Metaphors of Depth in German Musical Thoughtby Holly Watkins

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 32.00

    Watkins presents a cultural history of metaphors of musical depth in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century German criticism and analysis. more...

  • Classical Music Top 40by Anthony Rudel

    Touchstone 1995; Not Available

    The quintessential primer for the budding classical music lover. Millions of people adore classical music. Millions of other people want to, but simply don?t know how or where to start?so many composers, so many pieces, so many versions, so much music! In either case, this book is for you. In this informal and informative guide, Rudel leads listeners... more...