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- Schaffner Press, Inc. 2011; US$ 9.99
Aimed at musicians searching for the next level in their ability to compose and improvise, this handy reference draws on the author?s own published music as well as accessible standards. Educational text is interspersed with personal experiences playing alongside legends such as "Machito" and his Latin Jazz Orchestra, Lionel Hampton's Big Band, trombonist... more...
- Cengage Learning PTR 2014; US$ 29.99
If you've tried learning music theory before, only to be put off by archaic concepts delivered in a stuffy tone, this is the book for you. HANDS-ON MUSIC THEORY teaches you practical contemporary music theory in contemporary terms--without all the classical nostalgia for methods that are hundreds of years old. Written in fresh, accessible language,... more...
- F+W Media 2014; US$ 14.99
Master musical skills quickly and easily! From classical music to new age, hard rock, and pop, music has always played an important role in everyday life. Whether you're an intermediate musician or an aspiring music major, The Everything Essential Music Theory Book is a guide to mastering one of the most important tools for every musician: musical... more...
- DK Publishing 2014; US$ 21.95
This is an approachable, easy-to-use guide to improving one's singing voice. It takes a similar approach used in other Idiot's Guide music books to guide the reader step-by-step through the process of becoming a real singer. Readers will learn how to find their ideal singing range, how best to practice, how to improve basic technique, how to stand... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
Of all the repertories of Western Art music, none is as explicitly listener-oriented as that of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Yet few attempts to analyze the so-called Classic Style have embraced the semiotic implications of this condition. Playing with Signs proposes a listener-oriented theory of Classic instrumental music that... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 50.95
Carl Dahlhaus was without doubt the premier musicologist of the postwar generation, a giant whose recent death was mourned the world over. Translated here for the first time, this fundamental work on the development of tonality shows his complete mastery of the theory of harmony. In it Dahlhaus explains the modern concepts of harmony and tonality,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 149.99
Topics are musical signs that rely on associations with different genres, styles, and types of music making. The concept of topics was introduced by Leonard Ratner in the 1980s to account for cross-references between eighteenth-century styles and genres. While music theorists and critics were busy classifying styles and genres, defining their affects... more...
- Electronic & Database Publishing, Inc. 2006; US$ 84.95
In her book, 'Music, Moving & Learning in Early Childhood,' well-known music educator Paula Melville-Clark presents a much needed resource for those involved in teaching music in early childhood. The book is written for educators, music specialists, parents and for anyone who has an interest in the potential of music and movement in the early... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 62.95
Covering modal music from Gregorian chant through the seventeenth century, The Principles and Practice of Modal Counterpoint is a comprehensive textbook combining stylistic composition, theory and analysis, music history, and performance. By supplementing a modified species approach with a wealth of complete musical examples and historical information,... more...