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  • How to Make Music in Your Bedroomby Nicola Slade

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.12

    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...

  • How Music Worksby John Powell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available

    ·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...

  • The Music Instinctby Philip Ball

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.29

    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... 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...

  • Improvising Jazzby Jerry Coker

    Touchstone 2010; Not Available

    With musical scores and helpful charts, noted jazz educator and featured jazz soloist, Jerry Coker, gives the beginning performer and the curious listener insights into the art of jazz improvisation. Improvising Jazz gives the beginning performer and the curious listener alike insights into the art of jazz improvisation. Jerry Coker, teacher... more...

  • How to Rapby Paul Edwards

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 18.07

    A first of its kind collection, How to Rap is an insightful and intelligent breakdown of the elements of rap for anyone wanting to learn the art form or understand the principles behind it. Author Paul Edwards examines the dynamics of hip hop from every region and in every form - mainstream, underground, current and classic - looking in particular... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Conducting Musicby Michael Miller

    DK Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95

    The complex art of conducting may look effortless to the casual onlooker; however, it requires a great deal of knowledge and skill. The success of a performance hinges on the director's ability to keep the group playing together and interpreting the music as the composer intended. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Conducting Music shows student and... more...

  • Improvising Jazzby Jerry Coker

    Touchstone 2010; Not Available

    With musical scores and helpful charts, noted jazz educator and featured jazz soloist, Jerry Coker, gives the beginning performer and the curious listener insights into the art of jazz improvisation. Improvising Jazz gives the beginning performer and the curious listener alike insights into the art of jazz improvisation. Jerry Coker, teacher... more...

  • Antithetical Artsby Peter Kivy

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 34.99

    Antithetical Arts constitutes a defence of musical formalism against those who would put literary interpretations on the absolute music canon. In Part I, the historical origins of both the literary interpretation of absolute music and musical formalism are laid out. In Part II, specific attempts to put literary interpretations on various works of the... more...

  • Engaging Musical Practicesby Suzanne L. Burton; Frank Abrahams; Brian D. Bersh; Deborah Blair; Gena R. Greher; Michele Kaschub; Krystal Rickard McCoy; Harvey Price; Clint Randles; S. Alex Ruthmann; Gareth Dylan Smith; Janice Smith; Kenneth R. Trapp; Janet Welby

    R&L Education 2012; US$ 38.99

    Middle school general music may be a student?s last encounter with school music. A practical book with accessible pedagogical resources on middle school general music is needed for methods courses and music practitioners' use. The book Engaging Musical Practices: A Sourcebook for Middle School General Music presents numerous ways to engage... more...