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  • Ritual and Music of North Chinaby Stephen Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    This second volume of Stephen Jones' work on ritual and musical life in north China, again with an accompanying DVD, gives an impression of music-making in daily life in the poor mountainous region of Shaanbei, northwest China. It conveys some of the diverse musical activities there around 2000, from the barrage of pop music blaring from speakers in... more...

  • Ancient Text Messages of the Yoruba Bata Drumby Amanda Villepastour

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The bata is one of the most important and representative percussion traditions of the people in southwest Nigeria, and is now learnt and performed around the world. In Cuba, their own bata tradition derives from the Yoruba bata from Africa yet has had far more research attention than its African predecessor. Although the bata is one of the oldest known... more...

  • Sources of Irish Traditional Music c. 1600-1855by Aloys Fleischman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 530.00

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Made in Hungaryby Emília Barna; Tamás Tófalvy

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Emília Barna is Assistant Professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. She is a founding member and Chair of IASPM Hungary, editor of Zenei Hálózatok Folyóirat (Music Networks Journal), and Advisory Board Member of IASPM@Journal. Tamás Tófalvy is Assistant Professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.... more...

  • Motown Artist by Artistby Pat Morgan

    G2 Rights Ltd 2017; US$ 5.99

    In 1959 Berry Gordy Jr., a high school dropout, former boxer and record store owner, founded the Motown record label in Detroit. The company name, which played on the city's proud tradition of car manufacture, was to become synonymous with great music as Gordy took the sound of black America to the world. Starting with Barrett Strong's Money (That's... more...

  • Scholarly Research for Musiciansby Sang-Hie Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Scholarly Research for Musicians presents a range of research methods and techniques, incorporating both the common elements of traditional music research methodologies with innovative research strategies endemic to the fields of social science, education, and performance science. The author?s collaborative and interdisciplinary approach reinforces... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Japanese Musicby David W. Hughes; Alison McQueen Tokita

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 165.00

    Music is a frequently neglected aspect of Japanese culture. It is in fact a highly problematic area, as the Japanese actively introduced Western music into their modern education system in the Meiji period (1868-1911), creating westernized melodies and instrumental instruction for Japanese children from kindergarten upwards. As a result, most Japanese... more...

  • The Women of Quyiby Francesca R. Sborgi Lawson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Why has the female voice?as the resonant incarnation of the female body?inspired both fascination and ambivalence? Why were women restricted from performing on the Chinese public stage? How have female roles and voices been appropriated by men throughout much of the history of Chinese theatre? Why were the women of quyi?a community of Chinese female... more...

  • Iranian Classical Musicby Laudan Nooshin

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 119.95

    Questions of creativity, and particularly the processes which underlie creative performance or ?improvisation?, form some of the central areas of interest in current musicology. Yet the predominant discourses on which musicological thought in this area are based have rarely been challenged. In this book Laudan Nooshin interrogates musicological discourses... more...

  • Japanese Singers of Tales: Ten Centuries of Performed Narrativeby Alison McQueen Tokita

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Alison McQueen Tokita presents a series of case studies that demonstrate the persistence of Japanese sung narratives in a multiplicity of genres over ten centuries, including the way they flourished and declined, together with factors contributing to development and change in narrative performance. Performed narratives are examples of a shared cultural... more...