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Instruction & Study

  • When Music Goes to Schoolby Danette Littleton

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 29.99

    This book aims to disclose a deeper understanding of music?s importance in children?s lives and their need to know, explore, wonder, and play. Directed toward music teachers, teacher educators, and scholars, this text invites inquiries and provides insights into contemporary challenges to learning and teaching in an era of standardization. more...

  • Music and Transcendenceby Dr Férdia J Stone-Davis

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Music and Transcendence explores the ways in which music relates to transcendence by bringing together the disciplines of musicology, philosophy and theology, thereby uncovering congruencies between them that have often been obscured. Music has the capacity to take one outside of oneself and place one in relation to that which is ?other?. This ?other?... more...

  • From the chanson française to the canzone d'autore in the 1960s and 1970sby Dr Rachel Haworth; Professor Derek B Scott; Professor Stan Hawkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    The similarities between the chanson française and the canzone d'autore have been often noted but never fully explored. Both genres are national forms which involve the figure of the singer-songwriter, both experienced their golden age of production in the post-World War II period and both are enduringly popular, still accounting for a large proportion... more...

  • Small Musical Worlds in the Mediterraneanby Dr Avra Pieridou Skoutella

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Small Musical Worlds in the Mediterranean is a pioneering book-length study of the complex topics of identity, ethnicity and global processes in children?s musical lives in the Republic of Cyprus - a Mediterranean country during its post-colonial era. What is it about this country?s musical enculturation that made musical identity such a potent element... more...

  • Teaching Music in American Societyby Steven N. Kelly

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Successful professional music teachers must not only be knowledgeable in conducting and performing, but also be socially and culturally aware of students, issues, and events that affect their classrooms. This book provides comprehensive overview of social and cultural themes directly related to music education, teacher training, and successful teacher... more...

  • The Principles and Practice of Tonal Counterpointby Evan Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The Principles and Practice of Tonal Counterpoint is a comprehensive textbook that combines practical, "how-to" guidance in 18th-century techniques with extensive historical examination of contrapuntal works and genres. Beginning with an introductory grounding in species counterpoint, tonal harmony, and figured bass, students progress through the... more...

  • The Contemporary Guitarby John Schneider

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 59.99

    While the guitar has stood in the vanguard of musical experimentation, its many new techniques and notations remain a mystery for many composers and players. In The Contemporary Guitar, musician and scholar, John Schneider explains each class of technique and illustrates them with examples. more...

  • Music, Sense and Nonsenseby Alfred Brendel

    Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 29.17

    Alfred Brendel, one of the greatest pianists of our time, is renowned for his masterly interpretations of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Liszt, and has been credited with rescuing from oblivion the piano music of Schubert?s last years. Far from having merely one string to his bow, however, Brendel is also one of the world?s most remarkable... more...

  • Building Better Dictation Skillsby Nathan O. Buonviri

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 29.99

    Building Better Dictation Skills offers teachers and students the ?why? and ?how? of melodic dictation, through research-based exercises aimed at developing proactive musical listening. more...

  • Music in the Georgian Novelby Pierre Dubois

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    This book investigates the literary representation of music in the Georgian novel against its musical, aesthetic and cultural background. more...