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  • Mind the Bollocksby Johnny Sharp

    Pavilion Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Popular music has always attracted the kind of morally bankrupt individuals who are too unhinged to hold down a proper job. And thats just as well. After all, if your local fishmonger told you hed just snorted his fathers ashes, you might think twice about doing business with him. But when Keith Richards says it, you think Nice one, Keef! and have... more...

  • Readings in Artificial Intelligenceby Bonnie Lynn Webber; Nils J. Nilsson

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 93.95

    Readings in Artificial Intelligence focuses on the principles, methodologies, advancements, and approaches involved in artificial intelligence. The selection first elaborates on representations of problems of reasoning about actions, a problem similarity approach to devising heuristics, and optimal search strategies for speech understanding control.... more...

  • The Positive Pianistby Thomas J. Parente

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    In The Positive Pianist: How Flow Can Bring Passion to Practice and Performance , author Thomas J. Parente applies the concept of flow to piano playing in order to demonstrate how student musicians can experience enjoyment and confidence from succeeding at something that challenges them to an engaging level. Drawing on forty years of teaching experience... more...

  • Roger Sessions on Musicby Roger Sessions; Edward T. Cone

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 56.00 US$ 50.96

    Over the past fifty years Roger Sessions has developed, in articles, lectures, and addresses, various themes that reflect the stages of his own musical and intellectual growth. These themes form the basis of the present collection of essays. Many of the essays deal with specific problems that musicians, especially composers, have faced during the... more...

  • Women in American Popular Musicby S. Kay Hoke; S. Kay Hoke. An Excerpt from Women and Music

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 2.99

    Women in American Popular Music features composers, performers, patrons, musical contexts and an expanded view of women in music in America. This enlightening e-book short is a good source of programming ideas for performers and a handy resource for music lovers. more...

  • Wagner's Twilight of the Gods (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series) by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Wagner's TWILIGHT OF THE GODS (Götterdämmerung), featuring Principal Characters in the opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and an insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis by Burton D. Fisher, noted opera author and lecturer. more...

  • 2008by De Gruyter

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 59.00

    The Yearbook, published since 2006 by Max Niemeyer Publishers (previously Metzler), presents articles on Jean Paul and his work, together with contributions dealing with the literature, arts, culture and aesthetics of his age. There are regular extracts from previously unpublished posthumous works and progress reports from the work on the critical... more...

  • Child Composers and Their Worksby Barry Cooper

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 79.50

    This book is the first survey of composers born before 1900 who wrote substantial musical works before age 16. The book provides a general overview of the subject to the present day, arguing that these works have frequently been marginalized, denigrated, or ignored without justification, and identifying possible reasons for this. It also includes an... more...

  • At the Jazz Band Ballby Nat Hentoff

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Nat Hentoff, renowned jazz critic, civil liberties activist, and fearless contrarian—"I’m a Jewish atheist civil-libertarian pro-lifer"—has lived through much of jazz’s history and has known many of jazz’s most important figures, often as friend and confidant. Hentoff has been a tireless advocate for the neglected parts of jazz history, including forgotten... more...

  • iPhone UK: The Missing Manualby David Pogue

    O'Reilly Media 2010; US$ 19.99

    With multitasking and more than a 100 other new features, iPhone 4.0 is a real treat, cooked up with Apple ™s traditional secret sauce of simplicity, intelligence, and whimsy. iPhone UK: The Missing Manual gives you a guided tour of everything the new iPhone has to offer, with lots of tips, tricks, and surprises. Learn how to make calls and play... more...