The Teaching of Instrumental Music (5th ed.)

Author Richard Colwell Description The Teaching of Instrumental Music, Fifth Edition introduces music education majors to basic instrumental pedagogy for the instruments and ensembles commonly found in the elementary and secondary curricula. It focuses on the core competencies required for teacher certification in instrumental music, with the pervasive philosophy to assist teachers as they develop […]

Transformations of Musical Modernism

Author Erling E. Guldbrandsen Description Profound transformations in the composition, performance and reception of modernist music have taken place in recent decades. This collection brings fresh perspectives to bear upon key questions surrounding the forms that musical modernism takes today, how modern music is performed and heard, and its relationship to earlier music. In sixteen […]

Guitar Theory For Dummies with Online Practice (2nd ed.)

Author Desi Serna Description Make your guitar sing with insight on music theory brings your instrument to life There’s a universe of incredible music living in your guitar. You just need to discover how to let it out. In Guitar Theory For Dummies, expert guitarist and instructor Desi Serna walks you through the music theory concepts you need to understand to expand your musical horizons. From deciphering the mysteries of the fretboard to adapting chord progressions to […]

French Music and Jazz in Conversation | From Debussy to Brubeck

Author Deborah Mawer Description French concert music and jazz often enjoyed a special creative exchange across the period 1900–65. French modernist composers were particularly receptive to early African-American jazz during the interwar years, and American jazz musicians, especially those concerned with modal jazz in the 1950s and early 1960s, exhibited a distinct affinity with French […]

The Art of Practicing | A Guide to Making Music from the Heart

Author Deline Bruser Description An illustrated guide for the amateur and professional musician that teaches us how to transform practicing from an often laborious activity into an exhilarating and rewarding experienceForeword by Yehudi Menuhin • “Give this book to any musician you love and to any person who loves what music does for them and for […]

Playing with History | The Historical Approach to Musical Performance

Author John Butt Description Why do we feel the need to perform music in a historically informed style? Is this need related to wider cultural concerns? In this 2002 study, John Butt sums up debates on the nature of the early music movement and historically informed performance, calling upon a seemingly inexhaustible fund of ideas […]

Music and the Exotic from the Renaissance to Mozart

Author Ralph P. Locke Description During the years 1500–1800, European performing arts reveled in a kaleidoscope of Otherness: Middle-Eastern harem women, fortune-telling Spanish ‘Gypsies’, Incan priests, Barbary pirates, moresca dancers, and more. In this prequel to his 2009 book Musical Exoticism, Ralph P. Locke explores how exotic locales and their inhabitants were characterized in musical […]

Bach: The Goldberg Variations

Author Peter Williams Description Many listeners and players are fascinated by Bach’s Goldberg Variations. In this wideranging and searching study, Professor Williams, one of the leading Bach scholars of our time, helps them probe its depths and understand its uniqueness. He considers the work’s historical origins, especially in relation to all Bach’s Clavierübung volumes and […]

The Cambridge Companion to Hip-Hop

Author Justin A. Williams Description It has been more than thirty-five years since the first commercial recordings of hip-hop music were made. This Companion, written by renowned scholars and industry professionals reflects the passion and scholarly activity occurring in the new generation of hip-hop studies. It covers a diverse range of case studies from Nerdcore […]

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