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  • The Jazz Theory Bookby SHER Music; Mark Levine

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 35.00

    The most highly-acclaimed jazz theory book ever published! Over 500 pages of comprehensive, but easy to understand text covering every aspect of how jazz is constructed---chord construction, II-V-I progressions, scale theory, chord/scale relationships, the blues, reharmonization, and much more. A required text in universities world-wide, translated... more...

  • Piano Notesby Charles Rosen

    Free Press 2002; US$ 12.99

    Charles Rosen is one of the world's most talented pianists -- and one of music's most astute commentators. Known as a performer of Bach, Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Elliott Carter, he has also written highly acclaimed criticism for sophisticated students and professionals. In Piano Notes, he writes for a broader audience about an old friend -- the... more...

  • French Music and Jazz in Conversationby Deborah Mawer

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    This book explores the historical-cultural interactions between French concert music and American jazz across 1900–65, from both perspectives. more...

  • The Twelve-Note Music of Anton Webernby Kathryn Bailey

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 72.00

    This important new study reassesses the position of Anton Webern in twentieth-century music. more...

  • The Music Lessonby Victor L. Wooten

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    From Grammy-winning musical icon and legendary bassist Victor L. Wooten comes an inspiring parable of music, life, and the difference between playing all the right notes…and feeling them. The Music Lesson is the story of a struggling young musician who wanted music to be his life, and who wanted his life to be great. Then, from nowhere it seemed,... more...

  • Trumpet For Dummiesby Jeffrey Reynolds

    Wiley 2011; US$ 24.99 US$ 21.99

    How to get a good sound, read music, and master a variety of styles-including classical, pop, jazz, and Latin Listening to a trumpet trilla series of high notes during a military march or wail longingly during a blues rendition-is a pleasure second to none. And masters, including Wynton Marsalis and Louis Armstrong, have made the trumpet truly Gabriel's... more...

  • This Is Your Brain on Musicby Daniel J. Levitin

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music—its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it—and the human brain. Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin poses that music... more...

  • The Principles and Practice of Modal Counterpointby Douglass Green; Evan Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.14

    Covering modal music from Gregorian chant through the seventeenth-century, The Principles and Practice of Modal Counterpoint is a comprehensive textbook combining stylistic composition, theory and analysis, music history, and performance. By supplementing a modified species approach with a wealth of complete musical examples and historical information,... more...

  • African Polyphony and Polyrhythmby Simha Arom; Martin Thom; Barbara Tuckett; Raymond Boyd; Gyorgy Ligeti

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 58.00

    An original approach to the understanding of the complete and sophisticated patterns of polyphony and polyrhythm of African music. more...

  • The Practice of Performanceby John Rink

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 38.00

    The twelve essays in this volume reflect the most important trends in the study of musical performance. more...