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Instruction & Study

  • Get Plucky with the Ukuleleby Will Grove-White

    Octopus 2014; US$ 21.76

    A revolution in music is happening under our noses and its weapon of choice is a vertically challenged guitar: it's time to get plucky with the ukulele! more...

  • India's Kathak Dance in Historical Perspectiveby Margaret E. Walker

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Through an analysis both broad and deep of primary and secondary sources, ethnography, iconography and current performance practice, this enquiry undertakes a critical approach to the history of kathak dance and presents new data about hereditary performing artists, gendered contexts and practices, and postcolonial cultural reclamation. The account... more...

  • When Music Migratesby Jon Stratton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Jon Stratton explores the concept of ‘song careers’, referring to how a song is picked up and then transformed by being revisioned by different artists and in different cultural contexts, to examine the ways that music has crossed racial faultlines that have developed in the post-Second World War era as a consequence of the movement of previously... more...

  • Music Educationby Clint Randles

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Education involving music is a multifaceted and ever-altering challenge. As new media, technologies, and pedagogies are developed, academics and practitioners must make sure that they are aware of current trends and where they might lead. This book features studies on the future of music education from emerging scholars in the field. These studies... more...

  • Conducting Concertiby David Itkin

    University of North Texas Press 2014; US$ 23.96

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  • Mavericks of Soundby David Ensminger

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99

    In this book, music scholar David Ensminger offers a collection of compelling interviews with legendary roots rock and indie artists who bucked mainstream trends and have remained resilient in the face of enormous shifts in the music world. Ensminger brings to light the highways and byways trod by these music icons over the course of their careers.... more...

  • Idiot's Guides: Singing, 2Eby Phyllis Fulford; Michael Miller

    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...

  • Baton Basicsby Diane Wittry

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Baton Basics offers a unique approach to teaching conducting based upon the concept of conveying weight, resistance, and energy in order to communicate a better concept of musical sound to the musicians. Featuring many detailed drawings and access to over 60 video examples on the companion website, Baton Basics guides conductors away from simply marking... more...

  • The Musicology of Record Productionby Simon Zagorski-Thomas

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    Simon Zagorski-Thomas sets out a framework for the study of record production using current ideas from psychology and sociology. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Topic Theoryby Danuta Mirka

    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...