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Music books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Music category. Presented with a red border are the Music books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Music books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!


Recently Published

Absolutely on Music Conversations with Seiji Ozawa by Haruki Murakami, Seiji Ozawa Absolutely on Music Conversations with Seiji Ozawa
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Before turning his hand to writing, he ran a jazz club in Tokyo, and the aesthetic and emotional power of music permeates every one of his much-loved books. Now, in Absolutely on Music, Murakami fulfills a personal dream, sitting down...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/11/2017

Al Schmitt's Micing Course by Al Schmtt Al Schmitt's Micing Course

How to select a microphone and get the best sounds.
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/11/2017

Music-Dance: Sound and Motion in Contemporary Discourse by Patrizia Veroli Music-Dance: Sound and Motion in Contemporary Discourse

Music-Dance explores the identity of the choreomusical work, its complex authorship, the cognitive processes involved in dance performance and its modes of reception. Scholars of dance and music analyse the ways in which the musical score changes its prescriptive status...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/11/2017

Blackbird Academy Foundations Must-Know Audio and Recording Principles by Kevin Becka Blackbird Academy Foundations Must-Know Audio and Recording Principles

The Blackbird Academy Foundations: Must-Know Audio and Recording Principles is designed to build your music engineering and audio production skills.
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/11/2017

Forever by Samantha Fox, Leif Eriksson Forever
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The page-turning memoir of Samantha Fox---a resilient, multitalented entertainer who has thrived in industry for four decades.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/11/2017

Everything's Bigger in Texas The Life and Times of Kinky Friedman by Mary Lou Sullivan Everything's Bigger in Texas The Life and Times of Kinky Friedman

The long-awaited, authorized biography of legendary Kinky Friedman.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/11/2017

The New Analog Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World by Damon Krukowski The New Analog Listening and Reconnecting in a Digital World

A meditation on what was lost -- and on what is worth preserving -- in the movement away from analog music and culture.Although digital media have created new possibilities for music making and sharing, they have also given rise to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/11/2017

Embodiment of Musical Creativity The Cognitive and Performative Causality of Musical Composition by Zvonimir Nagy Embodiment of Musical Creativity The Cognitive and Performative Causality of Musical Composition

Embodiment of Musical Creativity offers an innovative look at the interdisciplinary nature of creativity in musical composition. Using examples from empirical and theoretical research in creativity studies, music theory and cognition, psychology and philosophy, performance and education studies, and the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/11/2017

Vinyl Manual by Vinyl Manual Vinyl Manual

The Vinyl Manual is the 21st century companion for anyone who is bringing their vinyl music collection back to life or discovering the joys of vinyl for the first time.
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2017

Really Beautiful Company Traditional Singers and Musicians of Gloucestershire by Carol Anne Davies Really Beautiful Company Traditional Singers and Musicians of Gloucestershire

A unique look at heritage singers based on research for a lottery-funded project to make traditional music available to the general public.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 3 More classic and contemporary pieces from the ABRSM syllabus by ABRSM The ABRSM Songbook Plus, Grade 3 More classic and contemporary pieces from the ABRSM syllabus

A new addition to ABRSM's bestselling Songbook series, the ABRSM Songbook Plus Grade 3 features an unrivalled choice of repertoire in a huge variety of styles that will inspire singers of all ages. An essential collection for those preparing for...
Format: Sheet music - Released: 26/10/2017

Coming Soon

Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 by Alexander Rehding Beethoven's Symphony No. 9

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony has held musical audiences captive for close to two centuries. Honing in on the significance of the symphony in contemporary culture, this book establishes a dialog between Beethoven's world and ours. In particular, it outlines what is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 by Alexander Rehding Beethoven's Symphony No. 9

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony has held musical audiences captive for close to two centuries. Honing in on the significance of the symphony in contemporary culture, this book establishes a dialog between Beethoven's world and ours. In particular, it outlines what is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Sounds Icelandic by Nicola Dibben Sounds Icelandic

This is a book of wide-ranging essays on different aspects of Icelandic music, from the ancient traditional chants of rimur to the large output of classical music by nationalist composer Jon Leifs and others, to the plethora of Icelandic rock...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

Higher Music Education in the Twenty-First Century by Bjorn Heile Higher Music Education in the Twenty-First Century

In this book, the contributors reconsider the fundamentals of Music as a university discipline by engaging with the questions: What should university study of music consist of? Are there any aspects, repertoires, pieces, composers and musicians that we want all...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/12/2017

Choreomania Dance and Disorder by Kelina (Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies, King's College London) Gotman Choreomania Dance and Disorder
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In this book, author Kelina Gotman examines choreographies of unrest, rethinking the modern formation of the choreomania concept as it moved across scientific and social scientific disciplines.
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2018

Choreomania Dance and Disorder by Kelina (Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies, King's College London) Gotman Choreomania Dance and Disorder
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In this book, author Kelina Gotman examines choreographies of unrest, rethinking the modern formation of choreomania, a fantastical concept across scientific disciplines used to designate the spontaneous and uncontrolled movements of crowds.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/01/2018

Fire on All Sides by James Rhodes Fire on All Sides

Life is messy and imperfect for us all, and when your mind is on fire and you feel like you're trapped in a terrifying blaze with no way out, sometimes the only way is to embrace the fragility of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/01/2018

Fire on All Sides by James Rhodes Fire on All Sides

Life is messy and imperfect for us all, and when your mind is on fire and you feel like you're trapped in a terrifying blaze with no way out, sometimes the only way is to embrace the fragility of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/01/2018

Musician-Teacher Collaborations Altering the Chord by Ailbhe Kenny Musician-Teacher Collaborations Altering the Chord

Musician-Teacher Collaborations: Altering the Chord explores the dynamics between musicians and teachers within educational settings, illustrating how new musical worlds are discovered and accessed through music-in-education initiatives. An international array of scholars from eleven countries present leading debates and issues-both...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/01/2018

Musician-Teacher Collaborations Altering the Chord by Ailbhe Kenny Musician-Teacher Collaborations Altering the Chord

Musician-Teacher Collaboration explores different perspectives in educational settings. In twenty chapters, it is written by experienced scholars from ten countries who seek to explore music-in-education collaborations and present leading debates and issues in order to identify pertinent questions: How can...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/01/2018

The Musical Classroom by Carolynn A. (Arizona State University) Lindeman The Musical Classroom

The Musical Classroom, Ninth Edition, like the previous editions, is designed for students majoring in elementary or music education. For over thirty-seven years, this book has been a market leader in its field. Its goal has been to help teachers--some...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/01/2018

The Musical Classroom by Carolynn A. (Arizona State University) Lindeman The Musical Classroom

The Musical Classroom, Ninth Edition, like the previous editions, is designed for students majoring in elementary or music education. For over thirty-seven years, this book has been a market leader in its field. Its goal has been to help teachers--some...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/01/2018

Other books in this genre

A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting by Harold Rosenbaum A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting

Rooted in the experience of a professional choral conductor, this book provides a guide to practical issues facing conductors of choral ensembles at all levels, from youth choruses to university ensembles, church and community choirs, and professional vocal groups. Paired...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/10/2017

A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting by Harold Rosenbaum A Practical Guide to Choral Conducting

Rooted in the experience of a professional choral conductor, this book provides a guide to practical issues facing conductors of choral ensembles at all levels, from youth choruses to university ensembles, church and community choirs, and professional vocal groups. Paired...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2017

Teaching Percussion, Enhanced, Spiral bound Version by Gary (Professor Emeritus - University of Arizona, Artist in Residence at University of Nevada Las Vegas) Cook Teaching Percussion, Enhanced, Spiral bound Version
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Gain the knowledge and skills needed to learn--and teach--percussion with TEACHING PERCUSSION, Enhanced 3rd Edition! Providing a comprehensive introduction to every aspect of percussion education, technique and performance, this text and its accompanying videos guide you toward a greater musical...
Format: Spiral bound - Released: 13/10/2017

Gitarre fur Dummies Jubilaumsausgabe by Jon Chappell, Mark Phillips Gitarre fur Dummies Jubilaumsausgabe
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Format: Hardback - Released: 04/10/2017

Metamorphosis in Music The Compositions of Gyorgy Ligeti in the 1950s and 1960s by Benjamin R. (Associate Professor of Music, University of Santa Barbara) Levy Metamorphosis in Music The Compositions of Gyorgy Ligeti in the 1950s and 1960s
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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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

Gypsy Music The Balkans and Beyond by Alan Ashton-Smith Gypsy Music The Balkans and Beyond

This is a new history of gypsy music, from traditional performers such as Taraf de Haidouks and the Boban Markovic Orkestar, to more experimental groups such as Gogol Bordello. Covering the 13th century to the present, and from Romania to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2017

Theory for Today's Musician Workbook, Second Edition by Ralph Turek Theory for Today's Musician Workbook, Second Edition

The package (ISBN 978-0-415-73036-5) contains the second edition of Theory for Today?s Musician (ISBN: 978-0-415-66332-8) and the Theory for Today?s Musician Workbook (ISBN: 978-0-415-66333-5). The package is available for print books only. This workbook accompanies the second edition of Theory...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Music and the Cognitive Sciences 1990 by Ian Cross Music and the Cognitive Sciences 1990

This issue comprises the twenty-five papers presented at the Second Music and the Cognitive Sciences conference held at Cambridge University in 1990.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Musical Classroom Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching by Carolynn Lindeman Musical Classroom Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching

With this Eighth Edition, The Musical Classroom celebrates thirty years as a leading resource for future and in-service teachers as they engage children in the exciting world of music! Teachers, with the help of this user-friendly text, can develop the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

A City Haphazard Jewish Musicians in Los Angeles, 1887-1927 by Jonathan Friedmann A City Haphazard Jewish Musicians in Los Angeles, 1887-1927

A City Haphazard covers a crucial but overlooked period of music history and Jewish life in Los Angeles through five case studies of nearly forgotten musicians. The shaky period between 1887 and 1927 had its share of ups and downs,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

How Popular Musicians Learn: A Way Ahead for Music Education by How Popular Musicians Learn: A Way Ahead for Music Education

During the last 150 years or so, many societies all over the world have developed complex systems of formal music education based on Western models. Common to most are one or more of the following: educational institutions, from primary schools...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Strategies and Patterns for Ear Training by Rudy Marcozzi Strategies and Patterns for Ear Training

A complete, progressive course that teaches musicians how to notate music from audio examples, packaged separately on a 3-CD set(0131872397). Basic melodic dictation is followed by progressively more complex scores, in classical, jazz, and popular styles.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Professional Music-Making in London Ethnography and Experience by Stephen Cottrell Professional Music-Making in London Ethnography and Experience

Professional Music-Making in London is an engaging yet innovative study which examines the lives and work of Western art musicians from an ethnographic perspective. Drawing in part on his own professional experience, Stephen Cottrell considers to what extent musicians in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Rhythms of Revolt: European Traditions and Memories of Social Conflict in Oral Culture by Eva Guillorel Rhythms of Revolt: European Traditions and Memories of Social Conflict in Oral Culture

The culture of insurgents in early modern Europe was primarily an oral one; memories of social conflicts in the communities affected were passed on through oral forms such as songs and legends. This popular history continued to influence political choices...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2017

Mary Gladstone and the Victorian Salon Music, Literature, Liberalism by Phyllis (Saint Louis University, Missouri) Weliver Mary Gladstone and the Victorian Salon Music, Literature, Liberalism
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This volume reveals music's role in Victorian liberalism and its relationship with literature, locating the Victorian salon within intellectual and cultural history.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

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