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The tritonet approach to music theory.

ozdemir, Zafer Tolga.
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(2018)  | 9781527503779 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 245pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
AUD 158.95 (inc. GST), AUD 144.50 (ex. GST),
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""Music" is the sum of all vibrations that are believed to have been created by an intelligence over a certain time period. "Harmony", on the other hand, is the evaluation of the relationships between vibrations in terms of consonance and dissonance.Music Harmony training is an essential study programme...

An anthology of french and francophone singers from a to z : singin' in french.

Abecassis, Michaël. Block, Marcelline.
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(2018)  | 9781527503540 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 690pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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"Every musical form has had an impact on the linguistic practices of our society. French song is a vector of cultural, social, and stylistic values. Throughout the world, songs in the French language are used in the teaching of French: professors incorporate songs into the curriculum in order to illustrate...

If i knew, don't you think i'd tell you? : selected journals of jann arden.

Arden, Jann.
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(2018)  | 9781894663366 | Insomniac Press | pbk. | book | 200pp
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From cat food to death. Bra size to spirituality, family to goose poop (yes, goose poop), these are the diaries of Canadian recording artist Jann Arden. Her writing is wry and insightful, confessional and compassionate. Also included are Jann's line drawings. The book's entries are culled from her electronic...

Here for a good time : on the road with trooper, canada's legendary rock band.

McGuire, Ra.
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(2018)  | 9781897178102 | Insomniac Press | pbk. | book | 269pp
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We're Here for a Good Time - "Raise a Little Hell" - "The Boys in the Bright White Sportscar" - all Canadian anthems - all recorded by Trooper. The Globe and Mail calls them "honest-to-God Canadian legends." The Toronto Sun lauds the ongoing strength of their "Boomer/Gen X cachet." They have sold millions...

British Invasion: The Crosscurrents of Musical Influence

Philo, Simon.
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(2017)  | 9780810895041 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 204pp | Availability last checked: 2/12/2017
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Before The Beatles landed on American shores in February 1964 only two Britishacts had topped the Billboard singles chart. In the first quarter of 1964,however, the Beatles alone accounted for sixty percent of all recorded musicsold in the United States; in 1964 and 1965 British acts occupied the number...

Commemorating Gallipoli through Music: Remembering and Forgetting

O'Connell, John Morgan.
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(2017)  | 9781498556200 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 332pp | Availability last checked: 10/12/2017
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This monograph examines the relationship between music and memory as it relatesto the Gallipoli Campaign (1915-6). Drawing upon a wide variety of sources inmany languages, it explores the multiple ways in which music is employed toremember and to forget, to celebrate and to commemorate a victory (on...

Style and Idea in The Lyric Suite of Alban Berg Style and Idea in The Lyric Suite of Alban Berg

Perle, George.
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(2017)  | 9781576470855 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | pbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | 127pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2017
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In Alban Berg's annotated score to his second string quartet, the Lyric Suite,he asserts that every note was written as a small monument to a great love. Ascomposer and Kinkeldy Award-winner George Perle discovered, and described in his1977 article The Secret Program of Berg's Lyric Suite, the person...

Ghostnotes: Music of the Unplayed

Cross, Brian. Cross, Brian "B+". Tate, Greg. Tompkins, Dave.
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(2017)  | 9781477313909 | University Of Texas Press | hbk. | book | 336pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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Ghostnotes: Music of the Unplayed is an extended photo essay with more than twohundred images that represent a mid-career retrospective of B+’sphotography of hip-hop music and its influences. Taking its name from theunplayed sounds that exist between beats in a rhythm, the book creates a visualmusic,...

Granville Bantock's Letters to William Wallace and Ernest Newman, 1893-1921: 'Our new dawn of modern music'

Allis, Michael. , Allis, Michael.
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(2017)  | 9781783272334 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 312pp | Availability last checked: 22/11/2017
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British music and musical life before the Great War have been relativelyneglected in discussions of the idea of the 'modern' in the early twentiethcentury. This collection of almost 300 letters, written by Granville Bantock(1868-1946) to the Scottish composer William Wallace (1860-1940) and the musiccritic...

Singing Ideas: Performance, Politics and Oral Poetry

Shíocháin, Tríona Ní. Shíocháin, Tríona Ní.
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(2017)  | 9781785337673 | Berghahn Books | hbk. | book | 214pp | Availability last checked: 30/11/2017
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Considered by many to be the greatest Irish song poet of her generation, MáireBhuí Ní Laeire (Yellow Mary O'Leary; 1774–1848) was an illiterate womanunconnected to elite literary and philosophical circles who powerfully engagedthe politics of her own society through song.  As an oral arts practitioner,Máire...

The Sound of Ontology: Music as a Model for Metaphysics

LaFave, Kenneth.
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(2017)  | 9781498551861 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 140pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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The Sound of Ontology: Music as a Model for Metaphysics explores connectionsbetween Western art music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and theideas that dominated philosophy leading up to and during that period. In theprocess of establishing John Cage as Richard Wagner’s heir via ArnoldSchoenberg,...

Phil Spector: Sound of the Sixties

MACLEOD, Sean.
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(2017)  | 9781442267053 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 286pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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Phil Spector is a musician, songwriter and producer whose musical ability andvisionary foresight as a producer charted the future of popular music andculture of the late 20th century. He revolutionized recording processes andre-shaped the business and marketing approach of the music industry. While...

So You Want to Sing A Cappella: A Guide for Performers

SHARON, Deke.
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(2017)  | 9781538105870 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 390pp | Availability last checked: 2/12/2017
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From amateur collegiate a cappella groups to professional ensembles likeStraight No Chaser and Pentatonix, contemporary a cappella has exploded onto theworld pop music scene. In So You Want to Sing A Cappella, Deke Sharon combineshistorical context and a comprehensive look at the a cappella community...

Czech Music around 1900

Kopecky, Jirí. Krupková, Lenka. , Kopecky, Jirí. Krupková, Lenka.
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(2017)  | 9781576473023 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 312pp | Availability last checked: 22/11/2017
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Czech musical culture around 1900 saw itself as the culminating phase of thedevelopment of Czech national music. At the same time, however, it exhibitedmany contradictory phenomena mirroring the inexorable dissolution of unifiedCzech patriotic life, which especially in the second half of the nineteenthcentury...

Brainball: Teaching Inquiry Music as a Team Sport

Kolis, Benjamin H. KOLIS, Kolis Olson. Kolis, Mickey. Olson, Sarah.
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(2017)  | 9781475839715 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 156pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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Inquiry is becoming more and more an area of interest in education. This bookattempts to explain why music inquiry makes sense, what pieces are required todo music inquiry effectively (the knowledge, skills and dispositions) and thenprovides how to teach music inquiry in a series of day-by-day lesson...

Brainball: Teaching Inquiry Music as a Team Sport

Kolis, Benjamin H. KOLIS, Kolis Olson. Kolis, Mickey. Olson, Sarah.
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(2017)  | 9781475839722 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 156pp | Availability last checked: 28/11/2017
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Inquiry is becoming more and more an area of interest in education. This bookattempts to explain why music inquiry makes sense, what pieces are required todo music inquiry effectively (the knowledge, skills and dispositions) and thenprovides how to teach music inquiry in a series of day-by-day lesson...

Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984

Tudahl, Duane.
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(2017)  | 9781538105498 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 552pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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Featuring groundbreaking, never-before-heard stories, Duane Tudahl pulls backthe paisley curtain to reveal the untold story of Prince’s rise from cultfavorite to the biggest rock star on the planet. His journey is meticulouslydocumented through detailed accounts of his time secluded behind the doors...

Brahms and His Poets: A Handbook

Loges, Natasha.
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(2017)  | 9781783272365 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 496pp | Availability last checked: 22/11/2017
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Johannes Brahms's much-loved solo songs continue to be enjoyed in recordings andon recital stages all over the world. This book provides a wealth of informationon the poets whose words he set, many of whom are still unfamiliar. Asubstantial introduction explores the multiple meanings song-poetry held...

The Enterprising Musician's Guide to Performer Contracts

WILLIAMS, David R.
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(2017)  | 9781538106754 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 204pp | Availability last checked: 2/12/2017
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The Enterprising Musician’s Guide to Performer Contracts is an empoweringresource that provides detailed, plain-language explanations of the clausescommonly found in legal agreements such as engagement (gig) contracts,artist-management contracts, and producer agreements. Musicians from all musicalstyles...

Experiencing Big Band Jazz: A Listener's Companion

Sultanof, Jeff.
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(2017)  | 9781442242425 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 234pp | Availability last checked: 28/11/2017
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The era of popular music from about 1917 onward saw an explosion of creativesongwriting that converged with a new sound from reed, brass, and rhythminstruments. Jazz was born, and the musical sophistication that accompanied thisoriginal sound set the stage for the prominence of arrangers, whose role...

Experiencing Black Sabbath: A Listener's Companion

Stolz, Nolan.
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(2017)  | 9781442256910 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 264pp | Availability last checked: 28/11/2017
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Black Sabbath has often been credited with inventing heavy metal with theirfirst album released in 1970. Their new style of music was loud, brutal, scary,innovative, and it has greatly influenced heavy metal bands since then. Theirfive decades of music cross generations of fans, and they remain relevant...

Andreas Werckmeister’s Musicalische Paradoxal-Discourse: A Well-Tempered Universe

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(2017)  | 9781498566346 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 174pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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Andreas Werckmeister (1645 – 1706), a late seventeenth-century German Lutheranorganist, composer, and music theorist, is the last great advocate and defenderof the Great Tradition in music, with its assumptions that music is a divinegift to humanity, spiritually charged yet rationally accessible,...

Swingin' on Central Avenue: African American Jazz in Los Angeles

Vacher, Peter.
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(2017)  | 9781538112441 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 374pp | Availability last checked: 28/11/2017
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The development of jazz and swing in the African-American community in LosAngeles in the years before the second World War received a boost from thearrival of a significant numbers of musicians from Chicago and the southwesternstates. In Swingin’ on Central: African-American Jazz in Los Angeles, a...

The Orient in Music - Music of the Orient

Grajter, Ma?gorzata.
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(2017)  | 9781527502956 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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“OM”, a fundamental meditation sound present in the cultures of Buddhism, is a syllable full of philosophical and transcendental meanings. The category of the Orient, as contrasted, antithetical and complementary to the Occident (West) and its culture, appears to be one of the most interesting and long-lasting...

The Eighteenth-Century Fortepiano Grand and Its Patrons: From Scarlatti to Beethoven

Badura-Skoda, Eva.
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(2017)  | 9780253022639 | Indiana University Press | hbk. | book | 510pp | Availability last checked: 29/11/2017
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In the late 17th century, Italian musician and inventor Bartolomeo Cristoforideveloped a new musical instrument—his cembalo che fa il piano e forte, whichallowed keyboard players flexible dynamic gradation. This innovation, which cameto be known as the hammer-harpsichord or fortepiano grand, was slow...

The words and music of james taylor.

Perone, James E. Perone, James.
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(2017)  | 9781440852688 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | 150pp | Availability last checked: 29/11/2017
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What kinds of unusual musical forms and lyrical structures did American singer-songwriter James Taylor incorporate into his songs? What role did Taylor play in the introspective singer-songwriter movement of the 1970s? How did Taylor write and record songs that were inspired from his own experiences...

Music and international history in the twentieth century.

Gienow-Hecht, Jessica C. E.
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(2017)  | 9781785337581 | Berghahn Books | pbk. | book | 278pp | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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Bringing together scholars from the fields of musicology and international history, this book investigates the significance of music to foreign relations, and how it affected the interaction of nations since the late 19th century. For more than a century, both state and non-state actors have sought...

What Is This Thing Called Soul: Conversations on Black Culture and Jazz Education

Phillips, Damani C. Phillips, Damani.
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(2017)  | 9781433145650 | Peter Lang AG | hbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 18/11/2017
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How does academic jazz education impact the Black cultural value of soulfulnessand esthetic standards in contemporary jazz music? Through candid conversationswith nine of the country’s most highly respected jazz practitioners andteachers, What Is This Thing Called Soul explores the potential consequences...

Beauty and innovation in la machine chinoise : falla, debussy, ravel, roussel...

Mueller, Richard E.
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(2017)  | 9781576472781 | PENDRAGON PRESS | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 30/8/2017
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Elizabethan music and musical criticism.

Boyd, Morrison Comegys.
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(2017)  | 9781512800715 | Univ of Pennsylvania Press | hbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | 392pp
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A Dictionary for the Modern Percussionist and Drummer

Strain, James A.
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(2017)  | 9780810886926 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 334pp | Availability last checked: 21/11/2017
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Percussion instruments such as drums, cymbals, gongs, and xylophones compriseone of the largest and ever-expanding areas of music performance, composition,and sound effects. Profusely illustrated, A Dictionary for the ModernPercussionist and Drummer is an essential resource for any student,professional,...

Experiencing Bessie Smith: A Listener's Companion

Clark, John.
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(2017)  | 9781442243408 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 208pp | Availability last checked: 2/12/2017
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Bessie Smith occupies a unique place in the history of American music. She wasone of the first undisputed artists to come from the American vernaculartradition of the twentieth century, and as a woman, she was a figure ofextraordinary power. She organized and led her own touring companies, wrote someof...

Brave Punk World: The International Rock Underground from Alerta Roja to Z-Off

GREENE, James Jr.
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(2017)  | 9781442269842 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 426pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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Punk rock may have started in the United Kingdom and United States but itcertainly didn’t stay in either country. The genre flew around the globe likea contagion, touching off simultaneous movements in nearly every marketimaginable: Japan, Yugoslavia, the Philippines, South Africa, New Zealand,Chile,...

 

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