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Theory of music & musicology books

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Managing Stage Fright A Guide for Musicians and Music Teachers by Julie Jaffee-Nagel Managing Stage Fright A Guide for Musicians and Music Teachers

Managing Stage Fright: A Guide for Musicians and Music Teachers is a practical and enlightening guide to overcoming one of the most common and debilitating psychological phenomena experienced by performers. Musician, psychologist, and psychoanalyst Julie Jaffee Nagel delves deep into...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2017

Music, Time, and Its Other Aesthetic Reflections on Finitude, Temporality, and Alterity by Roger W. H. (University of California, Los Angeles, USA) Savage Music, Time, and Its Other Aesthetic Reflections on Finitude, Temporality, and Alterity
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Music, Time, and Its Other explores the relation between the enigmatic character of our temporal experiences and music's affective power. By taking account of competing concepts of time, Savage explains how music refigures dimensions of our experiences through staking out...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Yes, You Can Sing by Yvie Burnett Yes, You Can Sing


Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Caetano Veloso's A Foreign Sound by Barbara (New York University, USA) Browning Caetano Veloso's A Foreign Sound
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What makes a song sound foreign? What makes it sound American, or Brazilian? Caetano Veloso's 2004 American songbook album, A Foreign Sound, is a meditation on these questions-but in truth, they were questions he'd been asking throughout his career. Properly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Caetano Veloso's a Foreign Sound by Barbara Browning Caetano Veloso's a Foreign Sound

What makes a song sound foreign? What makes it sound American, or Brazilian? Caetano Veloso's 2004 American songbook album, A Foreign Sound, is a meditation on these questions-but in truth, they were questions he'd been asking throughout his career. Properly...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Foundations of Musical Grammar by Lawrence M. (Associate Professor of Music and the Humanities, University of Chicago) Zbikowski Foundations of Musical Grammar
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Foundations of Musical Grammar makes a unique contribution to music theory by building on recent research in cognitive science and theoretical perspectives adopted from cognitive linguistics to present an account of the foundations of musical grammar. In presenting this account,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2017

Flip the Script European Hip Hop and the Politics of Postcoloniality by Griffith J. Rollefson Flip the Script European Hip Hop and the Politics of Postcoloniality

In his history of hip-hop, ethnomusicologist J. Griffith Rollefson combines ethnography and music analysis to look at the three foundational cities in the hip-hop world of twenty-first century Europe. He first explores Paris's musical response to the National Front in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Language Arts, Math, and Science in the Elementary Music Classroom A Practical Tool by Kim Milai Language Arts, Math, and Science in the Elementary Music Classroom A Practical Tool

Language Arts, Math, and Science in the Elementary Music Classroom provides a practical guide to help music teachers incorporate elementary classroom subjects into their curriculum using STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)-inspired strategies, with added emphasis on social studies.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Flip the Script European Hip Hop and the Politics of Postcoloniality by Griffith J. Rollefson Flip the Script European Hip Hop and the Politics of Postcoloniality

In his history of hip-hop, ethnomusicologist J. Griffith Rollefson combines ethnography and music analysis to look at the three foundational cities in the hip-hop world of twenty-first century Europe. He first explores Paris's musical response to the National Front in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Improvisation and Inventio in the Performance of Medieval Music A Practical Approach by Angela (Associate Professor of Musicology, Texas Tech University) Mariani Improvisation and Inventio in the Performance of Medieval Music A Practical Approach
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Improvisation and Inventio in the Performance of Medieval Music is an innovative and groundbreaking approach to medieval music as living repertoire. The book provides philosophical frameworks, primary-source analysis, and clear, actionable exercises aimed at recovering the improvisatory and inventive aspects...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Improvisation and Inventio in the Performance of Medieval Music A Practical Approach by Angela Mariani Improvisation and Inventio in the Performance of Medieval Music A Practical Approach

Improvisation and Inventio in the Performance of Medieval Music: A Practical Approach is an innovative and groundbreaking approach to medieval music as living repertoire. The book provides philosophical frameworks, primary-source analysis, and clear, actionable practices and exercises aimed at recovering...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Psychology of Musical Development by David (Roehampton University, London) Hargreaves, Alexandra (Keele University) Lamont The Psychology of Musical Development
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A comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to the psychology of musical development in children and adults, from theory to research and applications.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

The Psychology of Musical Development by David (Roehampton University, London) Hargreaves, Alexandra (Keele University) Lamont The Psychology of Musical Development
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A comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to the psychology of musical development in children and adults, from theory to research and applications.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

Tone Psychology The Sensation of Successive Single Tones by Carl Stumpf Tone Psychology The Sensation of Successive Single Tones

Carl Stumpf (1848-1936) was a German philosopher and psychologist and a visionary and important academic. During his lifetime, he ranked among the most prominent scientists of his time. Stumpf's intention, as evident in his book, Tone Psychology, was to investigate...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2017

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The Musical Thought and Spiritual Lives of Heinrich Schenker and Arnold Schoenberg by Matthew Arndt The Musical Thought and Spiritual Lives of Heinrich Schenker and Arnold Schoenberg

This book examines the origin, content, and development of the musical thought of Heinrich Schenker and Arnold Schoenberg. One of the premises is that Schenker's and Schoenberg's inner musical lives are inseparable from their inner spiritual lives. Curiously, Schenker and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

Historical Interplay in French Music and Culture by Deborah Mawer Historical Interplay in French Music and Culture

This edited volume presents a selected history of French music and culture, but one with a dynamic difference. Eschewing a traditional chronological account, it explores the nature of relationships in French musical culture between one historical period and another, probing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Constructing Musicology by Alistair Williams Constructing Musicology

This title was first published in 20/11/2001: There is widespread agreement that musicology has undergone a paradigm shift. This swing can be attributed to two not always separable causes: the wider repertoires now studied and the impact of theory on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Voice in the Drum Music, Language, and Emotion in Islamicate South Asia by Richard K. Wolf Voice in the Drum Music, Language, and Emotion in Islamicate South Asia

Based on extensive research in India and Pakistan, this new study examines the ways drumming and voices interconnect over vast areas of South Asia and considers what it means for instruments to be voice-like and carry textual messages in particular...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Theory Essentials for Today's Musician (Textbook and Workbook Package) by Ralph (University of Akron, USA) Turek, Daniel (University of Akron, USA) McCarthy Theory Essentials for Today's Musician (Textbook and Workbook Package)
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Theory Essentials for Today's Musician offers a review of music theory that speaks directly and engagingly to modern students. Rooted in the tested pedagogy of Theory for Today's Musician, the authors have distilled and reorganized the concepts from the thirty-three...
Format: Mixed media product - Released: 12/10/2017

Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers Concert Music, 1960-2000 by Laurel Parsons Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers Concert Music, 1960-2000

Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Concert Music, 1960-2000 is the first to appear in an exciting a four volume series devoted to the work of women composers across Western art music history. Featuring rich analyses and detailed study...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/10/2017

Storytelling in Siberia The Olonkho Epic in a Changing World by Robin P. Harris Storytelling in Siberia The Olonkho Epic in a Changing World

Olonkho , the epic narrative and song tradition of Siberia 's Sakha people, declined to the brink of extinction during the Soviet era. In 2005, UNESCO 's Masterpiece Proclamation sparked a resurgence of interest in olonkho by recognizing its important...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

Psychology of Music From Sound to Significance by Siu-Lan Tan, Peter Pfordresher, Rom Harre Psychology of Music From Sound to Significance
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In Psychology of Music: From Sound to Significance (2nd edition), the authors consider music on a broad scale, from its beginning as an acoustical signal to its different manifestations across cultures. In their second edition, the authors apply the same...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/10/2017

Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring by Annegret (Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor & Adjunct Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, The University of Fauser Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring
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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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/10/2017

Psychology of Music From Sound to Significance by Siu-Lan Tan, Peter Pfordresher, Rom Harre Psychology of Music From Sound to Significance
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In Psychology of Music: From Sound to Significance (2nd edition), the authors consider music on a broad scale, from its beginning as an acoustical signal to its different manifestations across cultures. In their second edition, the authors apply the same...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

Sergei Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky by Kevin (Associate Professor of Musicology, Michigan State University) Bartig Sergei Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky
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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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

Sergei Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky by Kevin (Associate Professor of Musicology, Michigan State University) Bartig Sergei Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky
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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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/10/2017

Arvo Part's Tabula Rasa by Kevin C. Karnes Arvo Part's Tabula Rasa

The first book dedicated to the breakthrough work by one of the most acclaimed composers today, Arvo Part's Tabula Rasa tells the story of its composition and premiere against the backdrop of late Soviet culture and the end of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/10/2017

Arvo Part's Tabula Rasa by Kevin C. Karnes Arvo Part's Tabula Rasa

The first book dedicated to the breakthrough work by one of the most acclaimed composers today, Arvo Part's Tabula Rasa tells the story of its composition and premiere against the backdrop of late Soviet culture and the end of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

The Oxford Handbook of Music Censorship by Patricia (Professor and Chair of Music Theory, University of Michigan) Hall The Oxford Handbook of Music Censorship
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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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Music Fundamentals A Balanced Approach by Sumy (Santa Monica College, USA) Takesue Music Fundamentals A Balanced Approach
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Music Fundamentals: A Balanced Approach, Third Edition combines a textbook and workbook with an interactive website for those who want to learn the basics of reading music. Intended for students with little or no prior knowledge of music theory, it...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

Music Fundamentals A Balanced Approach by Sumy Takesue Music Fundamentals A Balanced Approach

Music Fundamentals: A Balanced Approach, Third Edition combines a textbook and workbook with an interactive website for those who want to learn the basics of reading music. Intended for students with little or no prior knowledge of music theory, it...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/08/2017

Pat Metheny The ECM Years, 1975-1984 by Mervyn (Professor of Music, University of Nottingham) Cooke Pat Metheny The ECM Years, 1975-1984
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Pat Metheny: The ECM Years, 1977-1984 offers a vivid account of jazz guitarist Pat Metheny's first creative period, during which he recorded eleven albums for the European label ECM. This unique music reflects his passionate belief in the need to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

Gender and Rock by Mary Celeste (University of Notre Dame) Kearney Gender and Rock

Gender & Rock introduces readers to how gender operates in multiple sites within rock culture, including its music, imagery, technologies, and business practices. Additionally, it explores how rock culture, despite a history of regressive gender politics, has provided a place...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2017

Gender and Rock by Mary Celeste (University of Notre Dame) Kearney Gender and Rock

Gender & Rock introduces readers to how gender operates in multiple sites within rock culture, including its music, imagery, technologies, and business practices. Additionally, it explores how rock culture, despite a history of regressive gender politics, has provided a place...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2017

Music Theory 101 From keys and scales to rhythm and melody, an essential primer on the basics of music theory by Brian Boone, Marc Schonbrun Music Theory 101 From keys and scales to rhythm and melody, an essential primer on the basics of music theory
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Learn the basics of music theory in this comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide.
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Counterpoints Dialogues Between Music and the Visual Arts by Phillipe Junod Counterpoints Dialogues Between Music and the Visual Arts

Counterpoints: Dialogues between Music and the Visual Arts is an exploration of the correspondences between music and the visual arts, from ancient times to the present day.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Time in the Blues by Julia (Professor of French, University of California, Davis) Simon Time in the Blues
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Immediate and spontaneous, the blues focuses on the present moment, creating an experience of time for performer and listener. Time in the Blues offers an interdisciplinary analysis of the forms of temporality produced by and reflected in the blues within...
Format: Hardback - Released: 00/08/2017

The Craft of Tonal Counterpoint by Thomas Benjamin The Craft of Tonal Counterpoint

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

Musicians in the Making Pathways to Creative Performance by John Rink Musicians in the Making Pathways to Creative Performance

Musicians are continually 'in the making', tapping into their own creative resources while deriving inspiration from teachers, friends, family members and listeners. Amateur and professional performers alike tend not to follow fixed routes in developing a creative voice: instead, their...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

Listening and Understanding The Language of Music and How to Interpret It Translated by Ernest Bernhardt-Kabisch by Constantin Floros Listening and Understanding The Language of Music and How to Interpret It Translated by Ernest Bernhardt-Kabisch

Following general reflections about the art of listening, the volume in hand presents exemplary work analyses. The roster of composers introduced extends from Mozart to Bernstein, that of the genres discussed from the piano piece to the opera. A register...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/07/2017

Treatise on Musical Objects An Essay across Disciplines by Pierre Schaeffer Treatise on Musical Objects An Essay across Disciplines

The Treatise on Musical Objects by Pierre Schaeffer is regarded as his most important work on music and its relationship with technology. Drawing on acoustics, physics, and physiology, but also philosophy and the relationship between subject and object, this book...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/07/2017

Treatise on Musical Objects An Essay across Disciplines by Pierre Schaeffer Treatise on Musical Objects An Essay across Disciplines

The Treatise on Musical Objects by Pierre Schaeffer is regarded as his most important work on music and its relationship with technology. Drawing on acoustics, physics, and physiology, but also philosophy and the relationship between subject and object, this book...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/07/2017

Music, Sense and Nonsense Collected Essays and Lectures by Alfred Brendel Music, Sense and Nonsense Collected Essays and Lectures

A unique insight into the exceptional mind of one of the outstanding musicians of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/07/2017

Music and Belonging Between Revolution and Restoration by Naomi (Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania) Waltham-Smith Music and Belonging Between Revolution and Restoration
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How is music implicated in the politics of belonging? Provocatively fusing recent European philosophy with music theory, Music and Belonging explores the instrumental music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, reveals connections between listening and constructions of community, and testifies to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/07/2017

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