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  • Audacious Euphonyby Richard Cohn

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67

    Reconstructing historical conceptions of harmonic distance, Audacious Euphony advances a geometric model appropriate to understanding triadic progressions characteristic of 19th-century music. Author Rick Cohn uncovers the source of the indeterminacy and uncanniness of romantic music, as he focuses on the slippage between chromatic and diatonic progressions... more...

  • Tonality and Transformationby Steven Rings

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 28.99 US$ 24.93

    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 US$ 16.33

    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...

  • Tonal Pitch Spaceby Fred Lerdahl

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    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...

  • Music Across the Sensesby Jody L. Kerchner

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47

    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...

  • The Musician's Wayby Gerald Klickstein

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    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 US$ 30.95

    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...

  • Advocate for Music!by Lynn M. Brinckmeyer

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89

    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...

  • The Art of Tonal Analysisby Carl Schachter; Joseph N. Straus

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 30.99 US$ 26.65

    In Fall 2012, the renowned tonal theorist and leading practitioner of Schenkerian theory and analysis Carl Schachter taught a legendary doctoral seminar at the CUNY Graduate Center in which he talked about the music and the musical issues that have concerned him most deeply; the course was in essence a summation of his extensive and renowned teaching... more...

  • A Different Voice, A Different Songby Caroline Bithell

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 35.99 US$ 30.95

    A Different Voice, A Different Song traces the history of a grassroots scene that has until now operated largely beneath the radar, but that has been gently gathering force since the 1970s. At the core of this scene are the natural voice movement, founded on the premise that "everyone can sing", and the growing transnational community of amateur... more...