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VSA16-005 The Routledge Handbook to Music under German Occupation, 1938-1945: Propaganda, Myth and Reality
  David Fanning/ 9781138713888/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover Following their entry into Austria and the Sudetenland in the late 1930s, the Germans attempted to impose a policy of cultural imperialism on the countries they went on to occupy during World War II. Almost all music institutions in the occupied lands came under direct German control or were subject to severe scrutiny and censorship, the prime objective being to change the musical fabric of these nations and force them to submit to the strictures of Nazi ideology. This pioneering collection of essays is the first in the English language to look in more detail at the musical consequences of German occupation during a dark period in European history. It embraces a wide range of issues, presenting case studies involving musical activity in a number of occupied European cities, as well as in countries that were part of the Axis or had established close diplomatic relations with Germany. The wartime careers and creative outputs of individual musicians who were faced with the dilemma of either complying with or resisting the impositions of the occupiers are explored. In addition, there is some reflection on the post-war implications of German occupation for the musical environment in Europe. Music under German Occupation is written for all music-lovers, students, professionals and academics who have particular interests in 20th-century music and/or the vicissitudes of European cultural life during World War II.
VSA16-005 The Routledge Companion to Music Theory Pedagogy
  Leigh VanHandel/ 9781138585010/ Price:£ 175.00
Book Cover Today’s music theory instructors face a changing environment, one where the traditional lecture format is in decline. The Routledge Companion to Music Theory Pedagogy addresses this change head-on, featuring battle-tested lesson plans alongside theoretical discussions of music theory curriculum and course design. With the modern student in mind, scholars are developing creative new approaches to teaching music theory, encouraging active student participation within contemporary contexts such as flipped classrooms, music industry programs, and popular music studies. This volume takes a unique approach to provide resources for both the conceptual and pragmatic sides of music theory pedagogy. Each section includes thematic "anchor" chapters that address key issues, accompanied by short "topics" chapters offering applied examples that instructors can readily adopt in their own teaching. In eight parts, leading pedagogues from across North America explore how to most effectively teach the core elements of the music theory curriculum: •Fundamentals •Rhythm and Meter •Core Curriculum •Aural Skills •Post-Tonal Theory •Form •Popular Music •Who, What, and How We Teach A broad musical repertoire demonstrates formal principles that transcend the Western canon, catering to a diverse student body with diverse musical goals. Reflecting growing interest in the field, and with an emphasis on easy implementation, The Routledge Companion to Music Theory Pedagogy presents strategies and challenges to illustrate and inspire, in a comprehensive resource for all teachers of music theory.
VSA16-005 The Routledge Handbook of Music Signification
  Esti Sheinberg/ 9780815376453/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Music Signification captures the richness and complexity of the field, presenting 30 essays by recognized international experts that reflect current interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to the subject. Examinations of music signification have been an essential component in thinking about music for millennia, but it is only in the last few decades that music signification has been established as an independent area of study. During this time, the field has grown exponentially, incorporating a vast array of methodologies that seek to ground how music means and to explore what it may mean. Research in music signification typically embraces concepts and practices imported from semiotics, literary criticism, linguistics, the visual arts, philosophy, sociology, history, and psychology, among others. By bringing together such approaches in transparent groupings that reflect the various contexts in which music is created and experienced, and by encouraging critical dialogues, this volume provides an authoritative survey of the discipline and a significant advance in inquiries into music signification. This book addresses a wide array of readers, from scholars who specialize in this and related areas, to the general reader who is curious to learn more about the ways in which music makes sense.
SA16-491 Instrumental Music in an Age of Sociability: Haydn, Mozart and Friends
  W. Dean Sutcliffe/ 9781107013810/ Price:£ 135.00
VSA16-004 The Routledge Companion to Popular Music and Humor
  Thomas M. Kitts/ 9781138577565/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover An essential part of human expression, humor plays a role in all forms of art, and humorous and comedic aspects have always been part of popular music. For the first time, The Routledge Companion to Popular Music and Humor draws together scholarship exploring how the element of humor interacts with the artistic and social aspects of the musical experience. Discussing humor in popular music across eras from Tin Pan Alley to the present, and examining the role of humor in different musical genres, case studies of artists, and media forms, this volume is a groundbreaking collection that provides a go-to reference for scholars in music, popular culture, and media studies. While most scholars, when considering humor’s place in popular music, tend to focus on more "literate" forms, the contributors in this collection seek to fill in the gaps by surveying all kinds of humor, critical theories, and popular musics. Across eight parts, the essays in this collection explore topics both highbrow and low, including: •Parody and satire •Humor in rock and global music •Gender, sexuality, and politics •The music mockumentary •Novelty songs Humor has long been a fixture of the popular music soundscape, whether on stage, in performance, on record, or on film. The Routledge Companion to Popular Music and Humor covers it all, presenting itself as the most comprehensive treatment of the topic to date.
VSA16-004 The Routledge Companion to Jazz Studies
  Nicholas Gebhardt/ 9781138231160/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover The Routledge Companion to Jazz Studies presents over forty articles from internationally renowned scholars and highlights the strengths of current jazz scholarship in a cross-disciplinary field of enquiry. Each chapter reflects on developments within jazz studies over the last twenty-five years, offering surveys and new insights into the major perspectives and approaches to jazz research. The collection provides an essential research resource for students, scholars, and enthusiasts, and will serve as the definitive survey of current jazz scholarship in the Anglophone world to-date. It extends the critical debates about jazz that were set in motion by formative texts in the 1990s, and sets the agenda for the future scholarship by focusing on key issues and providing a framework for new lines of enquiry. It is organized around six themes: I. Historical Perspectives, II. Methodologies, III. Core Issues and Topics, IV. Individuals, Collectives and Communities, V. Politics, Discourse and Ideology and VI. New Directions and Debates.
VSA16-004 The Routledge Companion to Music, Mind, and Well-being
  Penelope Gouk/ 9781138057760/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover In this context, The Routledge Companion to Music, Mind and Well-being seeks to foster truly interdisciplinary approaches to key questions about the nature of musical experience and to demonstrate the importance of the conceptual and ideological frameworks underlying research in this field. Incorporating perspectives from musicology, history, psychology, neuroscience, music education, philosophy, sociology, linguistics and music therapy, this volume opens the way for a generative dialogue across both scientific and humanistic scholarship. The Companion is divided into two sections. The chapters in the first, historical section consider the varied ways in which music, the emotions, well-being and their interactions have been understood in the past, from Antiquity to the twentieth century, shedding light on the intellectual origins of debates that continue today. The chapters in the second, contemporary section offer a variety of current scientific perspectives on these topics and engage wider philosophical problems. The Companion ends with chapters that explore the practical application of music in healthcare, education and welfare, drawing on work on music as a social and ecological phenomenon. Contextualising contemporary scientific research on music within the history of ideas, this volume provides a unique overview of what it means to study music in relation to the mind and well-being.
VSA16-003 The Routledge Companion to Popular Music Analysis: Expanding Approaches
  Ciro Scotto/ 9781138683112/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover The Routledge Companion to Popular Music Analysis: Expanding Approaches widens the scope of analytical approaches for popular music by incorporating methods developed for analyzing contemporary art music. This study endeavors to create a new analytical paradigm for examining popular music from the perspective of developments in contemporary art music. "Expanded approaches" for popular music analysis is broadly defined as as exploring the pitch-class structures, form, timbre, rhythm, or aesthetics of various forms of popular music in a conceptual space not limited to the domain of common practice tonality but broadened to include any applicable compositional, analytical, or theoretical concept that illuminates the music. The essays in this collection investigate a variety of analytical, theoretical, historical, and aesthetic commonalities popular music shares with 20th and 21st century art music. From rock and pop to hip hop and rap, dance and electronica, from the 1930s to present day, this companion explores these connections in five parts: •Establishing and Expanding Analytical Frameworks •Technology and Timbre •Rhythm, Pitch, and Harmony •Form and Structure Critical Frameworks: Analytical, Formal, Structural, and Political With contributions by established scholars and promising emerging scholars in music theory and historical musicology from North America, Europe, and Australia, The Routledge Companion to Popular Music Analysis: Expanding Approaches offers nuanced and detailed perspectives that address the relationships between concert and popular music.
VA18-87 Cases on Kyosei Practice in Music Education
  Richard Keith Gordon/ 9781522580423/ Price:US$ 175.00
Book Cover Music and arts education have a long-standing orientation of seeking a practice where everyone interacts and communicates in, and through artistic activities. However, an overspecialized and professionalized stance in arts education diminishes the spirit of playing music together, and leaves little room for creativity during teaching and learning activities. In order to gain a richer and deeper knowledge of music and the arts, interaction and the meaning of creative and humanely kyosei interactions between and among individuals, groups, and institutions must be emphasized. Cases on Kyosei Practice in Music Education is an essential reference source that discusses the meaning and significance of music making as a human and social practice, as well as reflecting creative inquiry into practical aspects of music and arts teaching. Featuring research on topics such as multicultural music, community music, and sociological perspectives, this book is ideally designed for P-12 educators, pre-service and in-service teachers, administrators, principles, music instructors, administrators, caregivers, and researchers. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: •Community Music •Cooperative Groups •Cultural Misunderstanding •Interpersonal Connections •Language Barriers •Multicultural Music •Music Therapy •Professional Development •Sociological Perspectives •Training Methods
Five Years Ahead of My Time: Garage Rock from the 1950s to the Present
  Seth Bovey/ 9781789140651/ Price:£ 9.95
Book Cover Five Years Ahead of My Time: Garage Rock from the 1950s to the Present tells of an explosive musical phenomenon whose continuing influence on popular culture is dramatic and deep. The tale begins in 1950s America, when classic rock ’n’ roll was reaching middle age and teenage musicians kept its primal rawness going with rough-hewn instrumentals. In the mid-1960s, the Beatles and the British Invasion conquered America, and soon every neighbourhood had its own garage band. Groups like the Sonics and 13th Floor Elevators burned brightly but briefly, only to be rediscovered by a new generation of connoisseurs in the 1970s. Numerous compilation albums followed, spearheaded by Lenny Kaye’s seminal Nuggets, which resulted in garage rock’s rebirth across the world during the 1980s and ’90s. Be it the White Stripes or the Black Keys, bands have consistently found inspiration in the simplicity and energy of garage rock. It is a revitalizing force, looking back to the past to forge the future. And this, for the first time, is its story.
VSA16-003 The Routledge Companion to Popular Music History and Heritage
  Sarah Baker/ 9781138237636/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover The Routledge Companion to Popular Music History and Heritage examines the social, cultural, political and economic value of popular music as history and heritage. Taking a cross-disciplinary approach, the volume explores the relationship between popular music and the past, and how interpretations of the changing nature of the past in post-industrial societies play out in the field of popular music. In-depth chapters cover key themes around historiography, heritage, memory and institutions, alongside case studies from around the world, including the UK, Australia, South Africa and India, exploring popular music’s connection to culture both past and present. Wide-ranging in scope, the book is an excellent introduction for students and scholars working in musicology, ethnomusicology, popular music studies, critical heritage studies, cultural studies, memory studies and other related fields.
VSA16-003 The Routledge Companion to the Study of Local Musicking
  Reily, Suzel A./ 9781138920118/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover The Routledge Companion to the Study of Local Musicking provides a reference to how, cross-culturally, musicking constructs locality and how locality is constructed by the musicking that takes place within it, that is, how people engage with ideas of community and place through music. The term "musicking" has gained currency in music studies, and refers to the diverse ways in which people engage with music, regardless of the nature of this engagement. By linking musicking to the local, this book highlights the ways in which musical practices and discourses interact with people’s everyday experiences and understandings of their immediate environment, their connections and commitment to that locality, and the people who exist within it. It explores what makes local musicking "local." By viewing musicking from the perspective of where it takes place, the contributions in this collection engage with debates on the processes of musicking, identity construction, community-building and network formation, competitions and rivalries, place and space making, and local-global dynamics.
VSA16 The Routledge Research Companion to Electronic Music: Reaching out with Technology
  Simon Emmerson/ 9781472472915/ Price:£ 190.00
Book Cover The theme of this Research Companion is 'connectivity and the global reach of electroacoustic music and sonic arts made with technology'. The possible scope of such a companion in the field of electronic music has changed radically over the last 30 years. The definitions of the field itself are now broader - there is no clear boundary between 'electronic music' and 'sound art'. Also, what was previously an apparently simple divide between 'art' and 'popular' practices is now not easy or helpful to make, and there is a rich cluster of streams of practice with many histories, including world music traditions. This leads in turn to a steady undermining of a primarily Euro-American enterprise in the second half of the twentieth century. Telecommunications technology, most importantly the development of the internet in the final years of the century, has made materials, practices and experiences ubiquitous and apparently universally available - though some contributions to this volume reassert the influence and importance of local cultural practice. Research in this field is now increasingly multi-disciplinary. Technological developments are embedded in practices which may be musical, social, individual and collective. The contributors to this companion embrace technological, scientific, aesthetic, historical and social approaches and a host of hybrids – but, most importantly, they try to show how these join up. Thus the intention has been to allow a wide variety of new practices to have voice – unified through ideas of 'reaching out' and 'connecting together' – and in effect showing that there is emerging a different kind of 'global music'.
VSA16 The Routledge Research Companion to Modernism in Music
  Bjorn Heile/ 9781472470409/ Price:£ 185.00
Book Cover Modernism in music still arouses passions and is riven by controversies. Taking root in the early decades of the twentieth century, it achieved ideological dominance for almost three decades following the Second World War, before becoming the object of widespread critique in the last two decades of the century, both from critics and composers of a postmodern persuasion and from prominent scholars associated with the ‘new musicology’. Yet these critiques have failed to dampen its ongoing resilience. The picture of modernism has considerably broadened and diversified, and has remained a pivotal focus of debate well into the twenty-first century. This Research Companion does not seek to limit what musical modernism might be. At the same time, it resists any dilution of the term that would see its indiscriminate application to practically any and all music of a certain period. In addition to addressing issues already well established in modernist studies such as aesthetics, history, institutions, place, diaspora, cosmopolitanism, production and performance, communication technologies and the interface with postmodernism, this volume also explores topics that are less established; among them: modernism and affect, modernism and comedy, modernism versus the ‘contemporary’, and the crucial distinction between modernism in popular culture and a ‘popular modernism’, a modernism of the people. In doing so, this text seeks to define modernism in music by probing its margins as much as by restating its supposed essence.
SA16-491 Cello Secrets: Over 100 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Cellist.
  Brian Hodges/ 9781538102862/ Price:US$ 40.00
SA16-482 Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study.
  Dariusz Terefenko/ 9781138235106/ Price:£ 60.99
SA16-472 Social Media and Internet for DJs and Musicians.
  / 9781680956764/ Price:US$ 75.00
VSA16-002 The Routledge Companion to Music, Technology, and Education.
  King, Andrew/ 9781138921382/ Price:£ 200.00
Book Cover The Routledge Companion to Music, Technology, and Education is a comprehensive resource that draws together burgeoning research on the use of technology in music education around the world. Rather than following a procedural how-to approach, this companion considers technology, musicianship, and pedagogy from a philosophical, theoretical, and empirically-driven perspective, offering an essential overview of current scholarship while providing support for future research. The 37 chapters in this volume consider the major aspects of the use of technology in music education: •Part I. Contexts. Examines the historical and philosophical contexts of technology in music. This section addresses themes such as special education, cognition, experimentation, audience engagement, gender, and information and communication technologies. •Part II. Real Worlds. Discusses real world scenarios that relate to music, technology, and education. Topics such as computers, composition, performance, and the curriculum are covered here. •Part III. Virtual Worlds. Explores the virtual world of learning through our understanding of media, video games, and online collaboration. •Part IV. Developing and Supporting Musicianship. Highlights the framework for providing support and development for teachers, using technology to understand and develop musical understanding. The Routledge Companion to Music, Technology, and Education will appeal to undergraduate and post-graduate students, music educators, teacher training specialists, and music education researchers. It serves as an ideal introduction to the issues surrounding technology in music education.
VSA16-001 The Routledge Companion to Sounding Art
  Cobussen, Marcel/ 9781138780613/ Price:£ 200.00
Book Cover The Routledge Companion to Sounding Art presents an overview of the issues, methods, and approaches crucial for the study of sound in artistic practice. Thirty-six essays cover a variety of interdisciplinary approaches to studying sounding art from the fields of musicology, cultural studies, sound design, auditory culture, art history, and philosophy. The companion website hosts sound examples and links to further resources. The collection is organized around six main themes: • Sounding Art: The notion of sounding art, its relation to sound studies, and its evolution and possibilities. • Acoustic Knowledge and Communication: How we approach, study, and analyze sound and the challenges of writing about sound. • Listening and Memory: Listening from different perspectives, from the psychology of listening to embodied and technologically mediated listening. • Acoustic Spaces, Identities and Communities: How humans arrange their sonic environments, how this relates to sonic identity, how music contributes to our environment, and the ethical and political implications of sound. • Sonic Histories: How studying sounding art can contribute methodologically and epistemologically to historiography. • Sound Technologies and Media: The impact of sonic technologies on contemporary culture, electroacoustic innovation, and how the way we make and access music has changed. With contributions from leading scholars and cutting-edge researchers, The Routledge Companion to Sounding Art is an essential resource for anyone studying the intersection of sound and art.
VSA16 The Routledge Companion to Embodied Music Interaction
  Lesaffre, Micheline/ 9781138657403/ Price:£ 180.00
Book Cover The Routledge Companion to Embodied Music Interaction captures a new paradigm in the study of music interaction, as a wave of recent research focuses on the role of the human body in musical experiences. This volume brings together a broad collection of work that explores all aspects of this new approach to understanding how we interact with music, addressing the issues that have roused the curiosities of scientists for ages: to understand the complex and multi-faceted way in which music manifests itself not just as sound but also as a variety of cultural styles, not just as experience but also as awareness of that experience. With contributions from an interdisciplinary and international array of scholars, including both empirical and theoretical perspectives, the Companion explores an equally impressive array of topics, including: •Dynamical music interaction theories and concepts •Expressive gestural interaction •Social music interaction •Sociological and anthropological approaches •Empowering health and well-being •Modeling music interaction •Music-based interaction technologies and applications This book is a vital resource for anyone seeking to understand human interaction with music from an embodied perspective.
VSA16 The Routledge Companion to Music Cognition
  Ashley, Richard/ 9781138721050/ Price:£ 180.00
Book Cover The Routledge Companion to Music Cognition addresses fundamental questions about the nature of music from a psychological perspective. Music cognition is presented as the field that investigatesthe psychological, physiological, and physical processes that allow music to take place, seeking to explain how and why music has such powerful and mysterious effects on us. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of research in music cognition, balancing accessibility with depth and sophistication. A diverse range of global scholars—music theorists, musicologists, pedagogues, neuroscientists, and psychologists—address the implications of music in everyday life while broadening the range of topics in music cognition research, deliberately seeking connections with the kinds of music and musical experiences that are meaningful to the population at large but are often overlooked in the study of music cognition. Such topics include: •Music's impact on physical and emotional health •Music cognition in various genres •Music cognition in diverse populations, including people with amusia and hearing impairment •The relationship of music to learning and accomplishment in academics, sport, and recreation •The broader sociological and anthropological uses of music Consisting of over forty essays, the volume is organized by five primary themes. The first section, "Music from the Air to the Brain," provides a neuroscientific and theoretical basis for the book. The next three sections are based on musical actions: "Hearing and Listening to Music," "Making and Using Music," and "Developing Musicality." The closing section, "Musical Meanings," returns to fundamental questions related to music's meaning and significance, seen from historical and contemporary perspectives. The Routledge Companion to Music Cognition seeks to encourage readers to understand connections between the laboratory and the everyday in their musical lives.
SA16-467 Gypsy Music: The Balkans and Beyond.
  Ashton-Smith, Alan/ 9781780238234/ Price:£ 9.95
Book Cover The figure of the gypsy is simultaneously vilified and romanticized. Gypsies have for centuries been associated with criminality and dirt, but also with colour, magic and music. Gypsy music is popular around the world, and is performed at occasions that include weddings in Bulgaria, jazz shows in Paris and festivals in the USA. Performers like Taraf de Haidouks and the Boban Markovi? Orkestar remain popular for their more traditional sounds, while groups such as Gogol Bordello have gained new audiences with experimental and hybridized forms. The Balkans is home to the world’s largest Romani populations and a major site of gypsy music production. But just as the traditionally nomadic Roma have travelled globally, so has their music, and gypsy music styles have roots and associations beyond the Balkans, including Russian Romani guitar music, flamenco, gypsy jazz and the more recent forms of gypsy punk and Balkan beats. Covering the thirteenth century to the present day, and with a geographical scope that ranges from rural Romania to New York by way of Budapest, Moscow and Andalusia, Gypsy Music reveals the remarkable diversity of this exuberant art form.
Sting: From Northern Skies to Fields of Gold
  Paul Carr/ 9781780238135/ Price:£ 9.95
Book Cover Born in Wallsend, a mainly working-class area of North Tyneside in 1951, Gordon Sumner would become one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Known professionally as Sting, he was the lead singer for the band The Police from 1977 to 1984, before launching a hugely successful solo career. The foundations of Sting’s creativity and drive for success were established in the region of his birth, with vestiges of his ‘Northern Englishness’ continuing to emerge in his music long after he left the area. Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the formation of The Police, this is the first book to examine the relationship between Sting’s working-class background in Newcastle and the creativity and inspiration behind his music. Carr investigates the often complex resonance between local boy Gordon Sumner and the star the world knows as Sting. This book will be of great interest to the many fans of Sting and The Police, as well as those interested in the history of popular music.
Live Wires: A History of Electronic Music
  Daniel Warner/ 9781780238241/ Price:£ 16.00
Book Cover Jacket Image Enlarge Image 216 × 138 mm 224 pages Hardback 9781780238241 8 illustrations 06 Oct 2017 £16.00 Buy Now Live Wires A History of Electronic Music Daniel Warner We live in an electronic world. Electronic sounds and electronic music have long permeated our sonic landscape. What began as the otherworldly sounds of the film score for the 1956 film Forbidden Planet and the rarefied, new timbres of Stockhausen’s Kontakte a few years later, is now a common soundscape in technology, media and an array of musical genres and subgenres. More people than ever before can produce and listen to electronic music, from isolated experimenters, classical and jazz musicians, to rock musicians, sound recordists and the newer generations of electronic musicians making hip-hop, house, techno and ambient music. Increasingly we are listening to electronic sounds, finding new meanings in them, experimenting with them and rehearing them as listeners and makers. Live Wires explores how the five key electronic technologies – the tape recorder, circuit, computer, microphone and turntable – revolutionized musical thought. Featuring the work of major figures from Schaeffer, Varese, Xenakis, Babbitt and Oliveros to Eno, Keith Emerson, Grandmaster Flash, Juan Atkins and Holly Herndon, Live Wires presents many of the powerful musical ideas that are being recycled, rethought and remixed by some of the most electrifying composers and musicians today.
Sex Pistols: Poison in the Machine
  John Scanlan/ 9781780237541/ Price:£ 14.95
Book Cover The explosive story of the Sex Pistols is now so familiar that the essence of what they represented has been lost in a fog of nostalgia and rock’n’roll cliche. In 1976 the rise of the Sex Pistols was regarded in apocalyptic terms, and the punks as visitors from an unwanted future bringing chaos and confusion. John Scanlan considers the Sex Pistols as the first successful art project of their manager, Malcolm McLaren, a vision born out of radical politics, boredom and his deep and unrelenting talent for perverse opportunism. McLaren deliberately set a collision course with establishments, both conservative and counter-cultural, and succeeded beyond his highest expectations. Scanlan tells the story of how McLaren’s project – designed, in any case to fail – foundered on the development of the Pistols into a great rock band and the inconvenient artistic emergence of John Lydon. Moving between London and New York, and with a fascinating cast of delinquents, petty criminals and misfits, Sex Pistols: Poison in the Machine is not just a book about a band. It is about the times, the ideas, the coincidences and the characters that made punk, that ended with the Sex Pistols – beaten, bloody and overdosed – sensationally self-destructing on stage in San Francisco in January 1978, and that transformed popular culture throughout the world.
Jimi Hendrix: Soundscapes.
  Macdonald, Marie-Paule/ 9781780235301/ Price:£ 14.95
Book Cover Jimi Hendrix: Soundscapes shows how Hendrix created music in particular places – from the California coast to New York City; from his beginnings in Seattle to his end in London. Marie-Paule Macdonald shows Hendrix to be a city-dweller, nighthawk and wanderer who favoured the modest surroundings of ordinary buildings and public places and who loved to stumble upon seedy basement bars and intimate clubs – to both visit and perform in. She explores how the rumble, uproar, babble and discord of the city inspired and became part of Hendrix’s powerful repertoire, and how he commissioned an architect and a sound engineer to create an urban recording studio that enhanced reverberation, bounce, sustain and echo.
Wrong Sex, Wrong Instrument.
  Cotton, Maggie/ 9781785384844/ Price:£ 9.99
The Ultimate Elvis Quiz and Fact Book: Questions and Facts on the King of Rock 'N' Roll.
  Stevenson, Scott/ 9781785384837/ Price:£ 5.99
SA16-448 Sonic Virtuality: Sound as Emergent Perception.
  Grimshaw, Mark/ 9780199392834/ Price:US$ 77.00
Neil Young: American Traveller.
  Halliwell, Martin/ 9781780235318/ Price:£ 14.95
Book Cover Neil Young: American Traveller shows how place looms large in Young’s songs: Los Angeles is seen as the home of uptight business and lost innocence, while San Francisco is seen as the retreat Young needed from the excesses of the music industry. These locations helped craft the singer-songwriter’s distinct style, which led to his popularity as a solo artist and as a member of Buffalo Springfield, Crazy Horse and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
Easy Riders, Rolling Stones: On the Road in America, from Delta Blues to 70s Rock.
  Scanlan, John/ 9781780235295/ Price:£ 14.95
Book Cover Easy Riders, Rolling Stones delves into the history of twentieth-century American popular music to explore the emergence of ‘road music’. This music – blues, RnB and rock – took shape at pivotal moments in this history, made by artists and performers who were, in various ways, seekers of freedom. Whether journeying across the country, breaking free from real or imaginary confines or in the throes of self-invention, they incorporated their experiences into scores of songs about travel and movement, and created a new kind of road culture.
SA16-482 Ballet Music: A Handbook
  Matthew Naughtin/ 9781538114582/ Price:US$ 50.00
Heroes: David Bowie and Berlin
  Ruther, Tobias/ 9781780233772/ Price:£ 14.95
Tobias Ruther describes Bowie’s friendships and collaborations with Iggy Pop, Brian Eno and Tony Visconti, and paints a vivid picture of his life in the city’s Schoneberg area. Here Bowie started to paint again, and would cycle to the Die Brucke museum as well as explore the nightlife of the city – its wild side and gay scene. He also became close friends with Romy Haag. At Hansa Studios, a stone’s throw from the Berlin Wall, Bowie recorded his groundbreaking song ‘Heroes’. He even landed the part of a Prussian aristocrat in Just a Gigolo, starring alongside Marlene Dietrich. Berlin was then a divided city at a turning-point: at that time West Berlin began to redefine itself as a cultural metropolis, establishing its new role in Germany and the world. Neutralized politically due to the Cold War, Berlin turned to the arts to start its history anew. This book is the story of an artist and a city – the story of the music of the future arising from the spirit of the past.
The Ultimate Boy Band Quiz Book: Covering One Direction, Take That, The Wanted, Union J and JLS.
  Cowlin, Chris/ 9781910295656/ Price:£ 5.99
The Pop Diva Quiz Book: Covering Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Adele, Kylie Minogue and Christina Aguilera.
  Cowlin, Chris/ 9781910295687/ Price:£ 5.49
SA16-464 Sonic Modernities in the Malay World.
  Barendregt, Bart/ 9789004259867/ Price:EUR 125.00
Remixology: Tracing the Dub Diaspora.
  Sullivan, Paul/ 9781780231990/ Price:£ 14.95
Book Cover This book explores the origins of dub in 1970s Kingston, Jamaica, and traces its evolution as a genre, approach and attitude to music to the present day. Stopping off in the cities where it has made most impact – London, Berlin, Toronto, Bristol and New York -- Remixology spans a range of genres, from post-punk to dub-techno, jungle to the now ubiquitous dubstep. Along the way Sullivan speaks with a host of international musicians, DJs and luminaries of the dub world including Scientist, Adrian Sherwood, Channel, U-Roy, Clive Chin, Dennis Bovell, Shut Up And Dance, DJ Spooky, Francois Kevorkian, Mala and Roots Manuva. This wide-ranging and lucid book follows several parallel threads, including the evolution of the MC, the birth of sound-system culture and the broader story of the post-war Jamaican diaspora itself. One of the few books to be written specifically on dub and its global influence, Remixology is also one of the first to look at the specific relationship between dub and the concept that cuts across all postmodern creative disciplines today: the remix.
Nick Drake: Dreaming England
  Wiseman-Trowse, Nathan/ 9781780231761/ Price:£ 14.956
Book Cover Nick Drake's music itself hints at a specific English landscape of the kind that he would have wandered through during his lifetime. Yet his interest in blues, jazz and Eastern mysticism imply a broader conception of English national identity in the late 1960s, one far removed from mere parochial nostalgia. Similarly, the framing of Drake’s music after his death has done much to situate him as a particular kind of English artist, integrating American counterculture, the English class system and a nostalgic re-imagining of the hippy era for contemporary audiences. Nick Drake: Dreaming England explores how ideas of Englishness have come to be so intimately associated with the cult singer songwriter. Essential reading for any fan of Nick Drake, the book will also appeal to those interested in folk music or English national identity.
Richard Wagner.
  Furness, Raymond/ 9781780231822/ Price:£ 11.99
Book Cover With their complex textures, rich harmonies and elaborate use of leitmotifs, the operas of Richard Wagner (1813–83) remain some of the most influential – and contentious – in the history of the genre. But while Wagner won enormous renown for what he achieved on the stage, his life was marked by political exile, turbulent love affairs, and intermittent poverty. And because Wagner and his music are exceedingly intertwined with the great upheavals of his time, it is difficult to produce an impartial assessment of his work.
Brazilian Jive: From Samba to Bossa and Rap.
  Treece, David/ 9781780230856/ Price:£ 14.95
More and more people are discovering Brazil’s fascinating culture, especially the striking exuberance and inventiveness of its popular music. In Brazilian Jive, David Treece uncovers the genius of Brazilian song, both as a sophisticated, articulate art form crafted out of the dialogue between music and language and as a powerfully eloquent expression of the country’s social and political history.
Tango: Sex and Rhythm of the City.
  Gonzalez, Mike/ 9781780231075/ Price:£ 14.95
Born on the unlit streets of Buenos Aires, tango was inspired by the music of European immigrants who crossed the ocean to Argentina, lured by the promise of a better life. In the capital’s marginal districts, it was embraced and shaped by young men who told tales of prostitutes, petty thieves and disappointed lovers through its music and movements. Chronicling the stories told through tango’s lyrics, this book shows how the dance went from slumming it in the brothels and cabarets of lower-class Buenos Aires to the ballrooms of Paris, London, Berlin and beyond.
The Beatles in Hamburg.
  Inglis, Ian/ 9781861899156/ Price:£ 14.95
“The Beatles are coming! The Beatles are coming!” While the chant will be familiar to any Beatles fan, there was a time before the band took the world by storm, when they were little more than an inexperienced, though talented, semi-professional group of musicians in dire need of practice. Their agent Allen Williams sent them to Germany in August 1960 and through their experiences and difficulties in Hamburg, The Beatles not only became proficient musicians, but more importantly, began to build the reputation that would eventually make them the most popular band in the world.
Van Halen: Exuberant California, Zen Rock'n'roll.
  Scanlan, John/ 9781861899163/ Price:£ 14.95
I hate the word maturing,’ singer David Lee Roth once said. ‘I don't like the word evolving - or any of that bullshit. The point is to keep it as simplistic, as unassuming, and as stupid as possible.’ Examining Roth’s sentiment, Van Halen: Exuberant California, Zen Rock‘n’roll follows the band’s pursuit of the art of artlessness, and describes how they characterize what historian Kevin Starr terms 'Zen California' - a state of mind and way of being that above all celebrates ‘the now’. In rock‘n’roll terms it stands for the unregulated expenditure of energy; for a youthful exuberance that seems destined to extinguish itself.
SA16-476 School Music Education and Social Change in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan
  Wai-chung Ho/ 9789004189171/ Price:EUR 101.00
SA16-396 Live Audio: The Art of Mixing a Show.
  Swallow, Dave/ 9780240816043/ Price:US$ 39.95
SA16-414 Decoded.
  Jay-Z/ 9781400068920/ Price:US$ 50.00
SA16-405 The New Crystal Silence. (2CDs)
  Corea, Chick/ B0011U8O1A/ Price:US$ 15.12
SA16-382 What is a Wommett: The Autobiography of Mick Abrahams.
  Abrahams, Mick/ 9781906358488/ Price:£ 12.99
Mick Abrahams first rose to fame as a guitarist during the 1960s and was a founder member of Jethro Tull, although his time with the band was to prove short lived owing to the vividly contrasting musical styles of himself and Ian Anderson. In his autobiography What is a Wommett Mick finally puts the record straight about this parting of the ways and the events that have shaped the man and his music since that time up to the present day. Perhaps best known for his time with Blodwyn Pig, the band he formed after leaving Tull, Abrahams has continued to delight fans with his own brand of blues, jazz and rock on highly acclaimed albums spanning several decades. With a fitting foreword by radio presenter and champion of great music, Bob Harris, this autobiography provides a fascinating insight into the character of an upbeat man who hasn't allowed anything to keep him down for long. Packed with anecdotes and stories about Mick's life in and out of the spotlight, this book is a must have for his fans and anyone who remembers the excitement of the emerging new musical talent of the sixties.
Horse Country: A Celebration of Country Music and the Love of Horses.
  Wysocky, Lisa/ 9781599212456/ Price:US$ 24.95
Say It Loud!: My Memories of James Brown, Soul Brother No. 1.
  Rhodes, Don/ 9781599213620/ Price:US$ 24.95
WA201 音樂•美學•從傳統到現代
  方銘健著 / 9789574143252/ Price:NT$ 500.00
WA200 西洋音樂史-理念與建構(第三版)
  方銘健著/ 9789574129287/ Price:NT$ 400.00
西洋音樂史"理念與建構"一書是從理念上來論述音樂,因此本書不以單一作品來作分析,亦無具體而特定之音樂作品作為介紹賞析部分。作曲家的生平,除了少數幾位外也只輕描淡寫的就重點式帶過,而重要的歷史背景參考則至於附錄當中,如此比較不會打斷了讀者閱讀上之流暢,畢竟每一位偉大的作曲家、或是經典之作,之後都應輔以同時期的重要歷史文化,以及人文背景為參考,這也是所謂時勢造英雄之意,而英雄則在時代洪流當中領導一種品味風格的改變,或一種風格的傳承。 本書的編排由古希臘開始,接著中世紀、文藝復興、巴洛克、古典時期。在古典之後貝多芬自成一章,但他不僅點燃了浪漫主義的燎原火,亦能給予古典時期最成熟與完美的呈現,貝多芬之後浪漫時期,接著現代音樂。最後在附錄中有參考文獻、索引及主要樂種綱要方便讀者搜尋單一樂種演進資料。筆者希望當面對西方各種文化變遷之時,能有更深遠而廣泛的胸襟與眼光來欣賞西方音樂。
SA16-480 Sacred Sound: Experiencing Music in World Religions
  Guy L. Beck/ 9780889204218/ Price:US$ 44.99
VA18-58 Four-hand piano arrangements of popular works of classical music.
  Stratievsky, Adam/ 9785950005725/ Price:US$ 14.50
This volume is the first in the series Classics for Children and Adults. The series is planned in six (and maybe more) instalments, and offers four-hand arrangements of orchestral, chamber and vocal compositions by composers from the 18th to the 20th centuries. The transcriptions have been made in such a way that one of the parts (in some pieces the upper, in others the lower) is set out in an extremely simply manner and is accessible technically to the performer who has only a bare command of the instrument. At the same time, the texture of the original has been preserved to the greatest possible extent — without any of the abridgements and simplifications so often permitted, unfortunately, in arrangements of orchestral music intended for children's music-making. The series is aimed at young musicians and teachers at children's music schools, students who are not pianists and piano teachers dealing with pupils who are not first-study pianists, and the countless lovers of classical music who would like not just to listen to it but to play it as well. The arrangements have been made by the musicologist and composer Adam Stratiyevsky. He is a graduate of the Leningrad Conservatoire. Between the 1950s and 1970s he collaborated with the city's Young Spectators' Theatre, writing music for many productions. For many years he taught at colleges of music in Leningrad-St Petersburg. Stratiyevsky has lived in Israel since 1988. These four-hand transcriptions were written for his son when the latter was 6-7 years of age.
VA03-103-18 Performing Arts in Contemporary China.
  Mackerras, Colin/ 9780415361620/ Price:£ 225.00
The overthrow of the 'gang of four' in October 1976 had profound effects in all areas of Chinese society, and probably nowhere can this be more clearly seen than in the performing arts. Jiang Qing, Mao Zedong's widow, was strongly interested in the performing arts and exercised great influence over them. This book describes her influence and the effects its removal had on the arts. Although the period covered is mainly that since the death of Mao, there is also considerable reference to the years following the Cultural Revolution.
VA01-48-e8 Music in Shakespearean Tragedy.
  Sternfeld, W./ 9780415353274/ Price:£ 260.00
SA16-403 OEuvre Pour Clavecin. (CD-ROM)
  PASQUINI Bernardo/ 5904/ Price:EUR 23.50
VA18-47 Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760-1850, 2-Vols/Set.
  Murray, Christopher John/ 9781579583613/ Price:£ 350.00
Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era takes a broad view of this cultural period, focusing on the developments that can be seen as characterizing the profound changes in thought and sensibility that occurred during the second half of the eighteenth century and the first half of the nineteenth century. This illustrated, two-volume set of approximately 850 entries, including some that examine individuals and concepts not usually viewed as 'Romantic' (such as Kant and French artist Jacques-Louis David), will consist of analytical essays with annotated bibliographies, suggestions for further reading, and, in the case of individual-entries, a separate paragraph of biographical information. The principle aims of Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era are to provide readers with a clear, detailed, and accurate account of the literature, thought, music, and art of the period; to indicate the rich interplay of international influences and cross-currents at work; and to explore the many issues raised by the very concepts of Romantic and Romanticism.
VA18-43 Popular Music: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies, 4-Vols/Set.
  Frith, Simon/ 9780415299053/ Price:£ 1065.00
Popular music studies is a rapidly expanding field with changing emphases and agendas. The music industry has changed in recent years, as has governmental involvement in popular music schemes as part of the culture industry. The distinction between the major record labels and the outsider independents has become blurred over time. Popular music, as part of this umbrella of the culture industry, has been progressively globalized and globalizing. The tensions within popular music are now no longer between national cultural identity and popular music, but between the local and the global. This four volume collection examines the changing status of popular music against this background. Simon Frith examines the heritage of popular music, and how technology has changed not only the production but the reception of this brand of sound. The collection examines how the traditional genres of rock, pop and soul have broken down and what has replaced them, as well as showing how this proliferation of musical styles has also splintered the audience of popular music.
VA18-41 Performance: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies, 4-Vols/Set.
  Auslander, Philip/ 9780415255110/ Price:£ 960.00
Over the past twenty years, 'performance' has emerged as a central analytical and critical concept. Now the focus of a burgeoning academic discipline, performance studies, it is also crucial to many other fields, including anthropology, sociology, communications, art history, cultural studies, linguistics and rhetoric. This collection brings together major texts articulating perspectives on performance and performativity. The multi-disciplinary approach of this collection reflects the growing importance of the concept of performance across a variety of disciplines. With a new introduction contextualising the concept's rise, and a full index to guide the reader through the work, this will be an invaluable reference tool for students and researchers alike.
SA16-374 Stiffelio: Libretto (in three acts) by Francesco Maria Piave, 2-Vols/Set.
  Hansell, Kathleen K./ 9780226853192/ Price:US$ 346.00
SA16-418 Les Plus Belles Chansons Vol. 1.(Audio CD)
  / B00000INJ2/ Price:US$ 22.78
SA16-332 Globe Trot: A Musical Journey Around the World. (CD)
  / MCM3000/ Price:NT$ 780.00
The Place of Music.
  Leyshon, Andrew/ 9781572303140/ Price:US$ 42.00
Music is omnipresent in human society, but its language can no longer be regarded as transcendent or universal. Like other art forms, music is produced and consumed within complex economic, cultural, and political frameworks in different places and at different historical moments. Taking an explicitly spatial approach, this unique interdisciplinary text explores the role played by music in the formation and articulation of geographical imaginations--local, regional, national, and global. Contributors show how music's facility to be recorded, stored, and broadcast; to be performed and received in private and public; and to rouse intense emotional responses for individuals and groups make it a key force in the definition of a place. Covering rich and varied terrain--from Victorian England, to 1960s Los Angeles, to the offices of Sony and Time-Warner and the landscapes of the American Depression--the volume addresses such topics as the evolution of musical genres, the globalization of music production and marketing, alternative and hybridized music scenes as sites of localized resistance, the nature of soundscapes, and issues of migration and national identity.
SA16-203 The Spice Girls.
  Golden, Anna, L./ 9780345419651/ Price:£ 5.99
SA16-405 Inside.(CD-ROM)
  / CSR-CD9601/ Price:US$ 16.00
SA16-419 The Gig Bag Book of Picture Chords for All Guitarists.
  Vogler, Len/ 9780711951242/ Price:£ 9.95
SA16-387 Neues Handbuch der Musikwissenschaft, Band 13: Register.
  / 9783890070445/ Price:EUR 128.00
SA16-417 A History of Bel Canto.
  Celletti, Rodolfo/ 9780198166412/ Price:£ 38.49
SA16-417 The World of Music 3/1989.
  / 00438774-31989/ Price:US$ 29.00
SA16-417 The World of Music 1/1989.
  / 00438774-11989/ Price:US$ 29.00
SA16-371 Complete Keyboard Works, Series One: Ordres I-XIII.
  Couperin, Francois/ 9780486257952/ Price:US$ 19.95
SA16-371 Complete Keyboard Works, Series Two: Ordres XIV-XXVII.
  Couperin, Francois/ 9780486257969/ Price:US$ 19.95
SA16-419 Les grands succes de Francoise Hardy.(Audio CD)
  Hardy, Francoise/ B0000070QD/ Price:£ 13.95
SA16-374 Klaviertrios 3. Folge.
  Becker-Glauch, Irmgard/ HN5462/ Price:EUR 189.00
SA16-379 Thematisch-Systematisches Verzeichnis seiner Werke (TWV) - Instrumentalwerke, Band 1.
  Telemann, Georg P./ 9783761806555/ Price:£ 79.00
SA16-417 The World of Music 2/1980.
  / 00438774-21980/ Price:US$ 29.00
SA16-417 The World of Music 3/1980.
  / 00438774-31980/ Price:US$ 29.00
SA16-474 Joseph Haydn: Sinfonie Nr.94
  Marie Louis Martinez-Gollner/ 9783770516094/ Price:EUR 12.80
SA16-372 17 Divertimenti for Various Instruments.
  Mozart, Wolfgang A./ 9780486238623/ Price:US$ 19.95
SA16-431 The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years. (CD-ROM)
  / B0007KU8OQ/ Price:US$ 8.99
SA16-405 Elsa Justel - Mats.(CD-ROM)
  / IMED0785/ Price:US$ 17.00
SA16-405 Adrian Moore: Reve de l'aube.(CD-ROM)
  / IMED0684/ Price:US$ 17.00
SA16-405 Adrian Moore: Traces.(CD-ROM)
  / IMED0053/ Price:US$ 17.00
SA16-405 Robert Normandeau: Tangram.(CD-ROM)
  / IMED9920/ Price:US$ 17.00
SA16-405 Digital Soundscapes.(CD-ROM)
  / CSR-CD8701/ Price:US$ 16.00
SA16-405 Pacific Rim.(CD-ROM)
  / CSR-CD9101/ Price:US$ 16.00
SA16-405 Song of Songs.(CD-ROM)
  / CSR-CD9401/ Price:US$ 16.00
SA16-391 New England Dances: Squares, Quadrilles, Step Dances.(DVD)
  / MCM-1002/ Price:NT$ 1500.00
SA16-391 New England Fiddles: Playing Down the Devil.(DVD)
  / MCM-1003/ Price:NT$ 1500.00
SA16-391 Khmer Court Dance: Cambodian Royal Court Dances.(DVD)
  / MCM-1004/ Price:NT$ 1500.00


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