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Composition. Elements and techniques of music

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  • Music: A Very Short Introductionby Nicholas Cook

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 7.99

    This stimulating very short introduction to music invites us to really think about music. Drawing on a number of accessible examples ranging from Beethoven to Chinese zither music, Nicholas Cook prompts us to call on our own personal musical experiences in order to think more critically about the roles of the performer and the listener, about music... more...

  • Wind Talk for Brassby Mark C. Ely; Amy E. Van Deuren

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 26.99

    Wind Talk for Brass provides instrumental music teachers, practitioners, and students with a handy, easy-to-use pedagogical resource for brass instruments found in school instrumental programs. With thorough coverage of the most common brass instruments - trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone/euphonium, and tuba/sousaphone - the book offers the most topical... more...

  • Percusion Afro-Cubana - Vol. I Musica Folklorica Percusión mayor y menor / Scoresby Adrian Coburg

    Coburg Percussion Publishing 2012; US$ 37.99

    This is Adrian Coburg's comprehensive transcription book of Afro-Cuban percussion scores. His collection contains scores of the basic rhythmic patterns for small percussion and additional solo parts for percussion. Originally from various ethnic sources such as Bantu, Iyesa, Arara. Representing also various percussion styles of Rumba Cubana such as:... more...

  • Percusion Afro-Cubana - Vol. II Musica Popular Percusión mayor y menor / Scoresby Adrian Coburg

    Coburg Percussion Publishing 2012; US$ 15.99

    This is Adrian Coburg's comprehensive transcription book of Afro-Cuban basic rhythmic patterns and additional solo parts for the backing rhythm group in Cuban popular music. His collection contains scores for instruments such as: Timbales, Bongos, Tumba, Claves, Maracas. The transcription book includes also scores for popular drum melodies such as:... more...

  • The Art of Cuban Percussion / El Arte de la Percusión Cubanaby René J. Vergara; Cyrill Schläpfer

    Shrill Music 2013; US$ 19.99

    The most complete collection of easy-understanding didacticmaterial for the profound study of the rhythms of Cuban and Afro-Cuban percussion. (bilingual edition English - Español)Método didáctico más sencillo y práctico para el aprendizaje de los ritmos de la percusión cubana y afrocubana. (edición bilingüe Español - English) The book covers the following... more...

  • Chromatic Transformations in Nineteenth-Century Musicby David Kopp

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 58.00

    Develops a model of chromatic chord relations in nineteenth-century music. more...

  • Unfoldingsby Carl Schachter; Joseph N. Straus

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 77.99

    Carl Schachter is, by common consent, one of the three or four most important music theorists currently at work in North America. He is the preeminent practitioner in the world of the Schenkerian approach to the music of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which focuses on the linear organization of music and now dominates discussions of the standard... more...

  • Der Tonwilleby the late Heinrich Schenker; William Drabkin

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 249.99

    The groundbreaking analytical techniques of Heinrich Schenker have had a powerful impact on the English-speaking musical world, and their importance, a century after he embarked on his major projects, is greater than ever. A central work in the Schenkerian canon, Der Tonwille , introduced the use of voice-leading graphs that remains a critical tool... more...

  • Der Tonwilleby the late Heinrich Schenker; William Drabkin

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 299.99

    This is the second volume of a two-volume translation of Heinrich Schenker's Der Tonwille (1921-24). Among the foremost music theorists of the twentieth century, Schenker's methods of analysis continue to be one of the most important tools of musicology. more...

  • Harmonic Rhythmby Joseph P. Swain

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 94.99

    An accessible exploration of an important and understudied music theory topic, Swain's book examines the dimensional technique of analyzing harmonic rhythm. Simply defined, harmonic rhythm is the relationship between changes in harmony and perceived changes in rhythm. This phenomenon plays a large role in shaping the texture and style of much of... more...