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Instruction & Study

  • Improve Your Sight-Reading! Piano Grade 1by Paul Harris

    Faber Music Limited 2017; US$ 6.49

    Improve your sight-reading! Grade 1 is part of the best-selling series by Paul Harris guaranteed to improve your sight-reading! This workbook helps the player overcome problems, by building up a complete picture of each piece, through rhythmic and melodic exercises related to specific technical issues, then by studying prepared pieces with associated... more...

  • The Piano Teacher's Survival Guideby Anthony Williams

    Faber Music Limited 2017; US$ 13.99

    From preparing for the very first lesson to mastering fiendish fingering and performance anxiety, this inspirational guide helps teachers nurture and support students at every level and develop a love of the piano. With musical communication at its heart, The Piano Teacher's Survival Guide tackles universal issues and common frustrations faced by... more...

  • Alan Bush, Modern Music, and the Cold Warby Joanna Bullivant

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    The first major study of British communist composer Alan Bush, providing new perspectives on music and politics during the Cold War. more...

  • Bruce Springsteen and Popular Musicby William I. Wolff

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    This interdisciplinary volume enters the scholarly conversation about Bruce Springsteen at the moment when he has reinforced his status of global superstar and achieved the status of social critic. Covering musical and cultural developments, chapters primarily consider work Springsteen has released since 9/11—that is, released during a period of continued... more...

  • Comprehensive Aural Skillsby Justin Merritt; David Castro

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 132.00

    Comprehensive Aural Skills is a complete suite of material for both performance and dictation, covering the wide range of sight singing and ear training skills required for undergraduate courses of study. It provides a series of instructional modules on rhythm, melody, and harmony, and blends musical examples from the common-practice repertory with... more...

  • Gender and Rockby Mary Celeste Kearney

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    Gender & Rock introduces readers to how gender operates in multiple sites within rock culture, including its music, imagery, technologies, and business practices. Additionally, it explores how rock culture, despite a history of regressive gender politics, has provided a place for musicians and consumers to experiment with alternate ways of being. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Technology and Music Educationby Alex Ruthmann; Roger Mantie

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 149.99

    The Oxford Handbook of Technology and Music Education situates technology in relation to music education from perspectives: historical, philosophical, socio-cultural, pedagogical, musical, economic, and policy.Chapters from a diverse group of authors provide analyses of technology and music education through intersections of gender, theoretical perspective,... more...

  • "Ligeti's Laments: Nostalgia, Exoticism, and the Absolute "by Amy Bauer

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    When the Hungarian composer Gy?rgy Ligeti passed away in June 2006, he was widely feted as being one of the greatest composers of our time. His complete published works were recorded during his lifetime and his music continues to inspire a steady stream of performances and scholarship. Ligeti's Laments provides a critical analysis of the composer's... more...

  • Composing the Modern Subject: Four String Quartets by Dmitri Shostakovichby Sarah Reichardt

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Since the publication of Solomon Volkov's disputed memoirs of Dmitri Shostakovich, the composer and his music has been subject to heated debate concerning how the musical meaning of his works can be understood in relationship to the composer's life within the Soviet State. While much ink has been spilled, very little work has attempted to define how... more...

  • Reading Musical Interpretationby Julian Hellaby

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    Performance studies in the Western art music tradition have often been dominated by the relationship of theoretical score-analysis to performance, although some recent trends have aimed at dislodging the primacy of the score in favour of assessing performance on its own terms. In this book Julian Hellaby further develops these trends by placing performance... more...