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  • Tonal Pitch Spaceby Fred Lerdahl

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 54.99

    Building on the foundation of Lerdahl and Jackendoff's influential A Generative Theory of Tonal Music , this volume presents a multidimensional model of diatonic and chromatic spaces that quantifies listeners' intuitions of the relative distances of pitches, chords, and keys from a given tonic. The model is employed to assign prolongational structure,... more...

  • The Musician's Wayby Gerald Klickstein

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 16.99

    In The Musician's Way, veteran performer and educator Gerald Klickstein draws on the latest research and his 30 years of professional experience to provide aspiring musicians with a roadmap to artistic excellence. Written in a conversational style, the text articulates landmark strategies that equip readers to advance their musical abilities and... more...

  • Analytical Studies in World Musicby Michael Tenzer

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 35.99

    Combining the approaches of ethnomusicology and music theory, Analytical Studies in World Music offers fresh perspectives for thinking about how musical sounds are shaped, arranged, and composed by their diverse makers worldwide. Eleven inspired, insightful, and in-depth explanations of Iranian sung poetry, Javanese and Balinese gamelan music,... more...

  • Praxial Music Educationby David J Elliot

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 19.99

    Elliott's groundbreaking 1995 book, Music Matters: A New Philosophy in Music Education , introduced the praxial theory of music education which argues for a socially and artistically grounded concept of music and music education, challenging the field's traditional "absolutist" foundations. Praxial Music Educatio n collects the responses to his thesis... more...

  • Klezmer's Afterlifeby Magdalena Waligorska

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 35.99

    Klezmer in Europe has been a controversial topic ever since this traditional Jewish wedding music made it to the concert halls and discos of Berlin, Warsaw, Budapest and Prague. Author Magdalena Waligorska offers not only a documentation of the klezmer revival in two of its European headquarters (Krak?w and Berlin), but also an analysis of the Jewish... more...

  • Becoming a Music Teacherby Donald L. Hamann; Shelly Cooper

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    Becoming a Music Teacher: Student to Practitioner is the first book to make connections between the college music classroom and public school music classroom transparent, visible, and relevant. Award-winning music educators Donald L. Hamann and Shelly Cooper offer here an ideal and versatile resource for music teacher education. more...

  • Tonality and Transformationby Steven Rings

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 28.99

    Tonality and Transformation employs transformational music theory to illuminate diverse aspects of tonal hearing-from the infusion of sounding pitches with familiar tonal qualities to sensations of directedness and attraction. The book introduces many new analytical techniques, which are employed in vivid interpretive set pieces treating music from... more...

  • The African Imagination in Musicby Kofi Agawu

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 18.99

    The African Imagination in Music offers a fresh introduction to the vast and complex world of Sub-Saharan African music. Through close readings of traditional music and references to popular music, Agawu considers topics including the place of music in society, musical instruments, language and music, and appropriations of African music. more...

  • Music Across the Sensesby Jody L. Kerchner

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    Music Across the Senses shows how music educators can facilitate PK-12 students' develop listening skills using multisensory means-mapping, movement, and verbal descriptions-in general music and performance ensemble classes. It includes sample lesson ideas, movement sequences, and listening maps that are adaptable to teachers' individual teaching... more...

  • Advocate for Music!by Lynn M. Brinckmeyer

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    This guidebook is filled with strategies and ideas to help educate the general public, and political decision makers, about the long-term benefits of music education. It is ideal practical companion for all music educators. more...