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  • Aesthetic Technologies of Modernity, Subjectivity, and Natureby Richard Leppert

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 70.00

    Virginia Woolf famously claimed that, around December 1910, human character changed. Aesthetic Technologies addresses how music (especially opera), the phonograph, and film served as cultural agents facilitating the many extraordinary social, artistic, and cultural shifts that characterized the new century and much of what followed long thereafter,... more...

  • Excursions in World Musicby Bruno Nettl; Thomas Turino; Isabel Wong; Charles Capwell; Philip Bolman; Byron Dueck; Timmothy Rommen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 83.50

    Explore the relationship between music and society around the world   This comprehensive introductory text creates a panoramic experience for beginner students by exposing them to the many musical cultures around the globe.  Each chapter opens with a musical encounter in which the author introduces a key musical culture.  Through these experiences,... more...

  • Ukulele For Dummiesby Alistair Wood

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.99 US$ 19.99

    The fast and easy way to learn how to play the ukulele With the help of Ukulele For Dummies , learning to play this popular string instrument at a basic level has never been easier. Now in a fully updated second edition, this hands-on, friendly guide provides everything you need to know to pick up a uke and get playing?fast. From purchasing a ukulele... more...

  • Modern Etudes and Studies for the Total Percussionistby Chris Colaneri

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    In Modern Etudes and Studies for the Total Percussionist, band director and percussionist Chris Colaneri lays out a comprehensive system of total percussion education. The lessons are gleaned from interviews, research, and the nearly two decades he has spent directing middle school band and percussion ensembles. This expanded second edition meets needs... 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...

  • 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...

  • A Developing Discourse in Music Educationby Keith Swanwick

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    In the World Library of Educationalists series, international experts compile career-long collections of what they judge to be their finest pieces ? extracts from books, key articles, salient research findings, major theoretical and practical contributions ? so the world can read them in a single manageable volume. Readers will be able to follow... more...

  • The Musical Art of Synthesisby Sam McGuire; Nathan Van der Rest

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    New synths with unique features and layers of complexity are released frequently, with hundreds of different synths currently available in the marketplace. How do you know which ones to use and how do you get the most out of the ones you already own? The Musical Art of Synthesis ?presents synthesizer programming?with a?specific focus on synthesis... more...

  • The Real Traviata: The Song of Marie Duplessisby Rene Weis

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    The Real Traviata is the rags-to-riches story of a tragic young woman whose life inspired one of the most famous operas of all time, Verdi's masterpiece La traviata, as well as one of the most scandalous and successful French novels of the nineteenth century, La Dame aux Camélias, by Alexandre Dumas fils. The woman at the centre of the story,... more...