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Instruction & Study

  • Playing the Soprano Recorderby Lois Veenhoven Guderian

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 38.00

    Playing the Soprano Recorder provides teachers and students with a sequential and musical approach to learning Western music notation and soprano recorder playing. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Music Censorshipby Patricia Hall

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 149.99

    In this first major collection of its kind, thirty contributors tackle centuries of music censorship across the globe from the medieval era to the modern day. Focusing on individual composers and artists as well as eras within single countries, this Handbook champions the efficacy of music as an agent of collective power and resilience. more...

  • Arvo Pärt's Tabula Rasaby Kevin C. Karnes

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 9.99

    The first book dedicated to the breakthrough work by one of the most acclaimed composers today, Arvo Pärt's Tabula Rasa tells the story of its composition and premiere against the backdrop of late Soviet culture and the end of the Cold War. more...

  • Aaron Copland's Appalachian Springby Annegret Fauser

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 9.99

    Appalachian Spring , with music by Aaron Copland and choreography by Martha Graham, counts among the best known American contributions to the global concert hall and stage. Distinguished musicologist Annegret Fauser offers a concise and lively introduction to the history of the work, its realization on stage, and its transformations over time. more...

  • Sergei Prokofiev's Alexander Nevskyby Kevin Bartig

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 9.99

    Audiences have long enjoyed Sergei Prokofiev's musical score for Alexander Nevsky , a historical film that cast a thirteenth-century Russian victory over invading Teutonic Knights as an allegory of contemporary Soviet strength in the face of Nazi warmongering. The cantata that Prokofiev derived from the score has proven even more popular and remains... more...

  • Ocean of Soundby David Toop

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 6.65

    Sun Ra, Brian Eno, Lee Perry, Kate Bush, Kraftwerk, Aphex Twin, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Brian Wilson are interviewed in this extraordinary work of sonic history. It travels from the rainforests of Amazonas to virtual Las Vegas; from David Lynch's dream house high in the Hollywood Hills to the megalopolis of Tokyo. Ocean of Sound begins in 1889 at... more...

  • Teaching Beginning Guitar Classby Bill Swick

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    In one helpfully concise volume, Teaching Beginning Guitar Class: A Practical Guide provides the necessary tools to assist secondary music educators with the task of teaching beginning guitar in the classroom. more...

  • Basic Conducting Techniquesby Joseph A. Labuta; Wendy K. Matthews

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 136.95

    Basic Conducting Techniques , Seventh Edition, provides a clear and intelligible introduction to the art of conducting an ensemble. Over the course of fourteen chapters, the authors explicate the elements of conducting, supplementing their teachings with an extensive selection of musical examples from the classical repertoire. Practical and innovative,... more...

  • Metamorphosis in Musicby Benjamin R. Levy

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    Metamorphosis in Music examines the evolution of compositional technique in Ligeti's works of the 1950s and 1960s. Through careful analysis of sketches, drafts, and finished scores, it reveals complex influences on the composer's creative process as he moved from the folk-inspired world of Bartók to the forefront of the avant-garde. more...

  • The Guitar Workbookby Scott Seifried

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 16.99

    Designed for the music classroom teacher, The Guitar Workbook provides a practical toolbox for teaching guitar over the course of a school year. Organized into 20 lessons, the book offers tips on topics such as teaching pick-style playing, open chords, finger-style technique, and power chords, among many others. more...