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  • 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...

  • 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 experience, each chapter includes diagrams, examples, clear explanations, helpful hints and self-tests before moving on, which help create a sense of achievement as you make your way through the... 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... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Story of Musicby Howard Goodall

    Random House 2013; US$ 20.78

    *** Accompanies BBC2's major new TV series and The Story of Music in 50 Pieces on Radio 3 *** In his dynamic tour through 40,000 years of music, from prehistoric instruments to modern-day pop, Howard Goodall leads us through the story of music as it happened, idea by idea, so that each musical innovation ? harmony, notation, sung... more...

  • The Bassist's Bibleby Tim Boomer; Mick Berry

    See Sharp Press 2009; US$ 24.99

    The incredible diversity of the bass guitar is revealed in this all-inclusive style guide. Each chapter covers particular styles or families of styles, gradually introducing players to techniques that will allow them to get the most out of their instrument and easily increase their bass repertoire. More than 400 bass grooves are presented, spanning... more...