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An Interpretive Guide to Operatic Arias

by Martial Singher Penn State University Press (October 01, 1990)

A premier singer and master teacher here tells other singers how to get the most from 151 famous arias selected for their popularity or their greatness from 66 operas, ranging in time and style from Christopher...

The Way of Music: Aural Training for the Internet Generation

by Robin Maconie Scarecrow Press (December 13, 2006)

The Way of Music builds on the author's earlier work, The Second Sense: Language, Music and Hearing, and is a study guide in attention training, listening skills, and music appreciation for students, teachers...

Looking and Listening: Conversations between Modern Art and Music

by Brenda Lynne Leach Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 13, 2014)

This book invites the art and music lover to place these two realms of creative endeavor in conversation with one another. In Looking and Listening, conductor and art connoisseur Brenda Leach explores unique...

The Quotable Musician

by Sheila E. Anderson Allworth (February 16, 2010)

In The Quotable Musician: From Bach to Tupac, music artists through the ages speak out in this illuminating collection of quotations. Both the famous and the obscure from every genre of music--including classical,...

The Instrumental Music Director's Guide to Comprehensive Program Development

by Michael J. Pagliaro Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 20, 2014)

The Instrumental Music Director’s Guide to Comprehensive Program Development offers an approach to the procedures associated with teaching instrumental music and administering the program. An in-depth discussion...

Mavericks of Sound: Conversations with Artists Who Shaped Indie and Roots Music

by David A. Ensminger Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2014)

In this book, music scholar David Ensminger offers a collection of compelling interviews with legendary roots rock and indie artists who bucked mainstream trends and have remained resilient in the face of enormous...

On the Sensations of Tone

by Hermann Helmholtz Dover Publications (March 25, 2013)

This masterly treatment of classical acoustics embodies the great physicist's lifetime of research and presents his vast knowledge of the field in a clear, easy-to-follow account. Includes 68 figures.

Science and Music

by Sir James H. Jeans Dover Publications (May 17, 2012)

Distinguished physicist describes the scientific principles of musical sound in a non-technical way: development of human hearing, properties of sound curves, transmission and reproduction of sound curves, more....

Experiencing Jazz: A Listener's Companion

by Michael Stephans Scarecrow Press (October 16, 2013)

Experiencing Jazz demonstrates how the act of listening to jazz takes place on a deeply personal level and takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the genre, instrument by instrument—offering not only brief portraits...

The Classical Revolution: Thoughts on New Music in the 21st Century

by John Borstlap Scarecrow Press (December 13, 2012)

The Classical Revolution is an accessible and informative polemic for music lovers with an interest in the meaning of classical music in general, and the classical tradition in particular which seems to be re-emerging...

Experiencing Mozart: A Listener's Companion

by David Schroeder Scarecrow Press (May 28, 2013)

In Experiencing Mozart: A Listener’s Companion, music historian David Schroeder illustrates through the great composer’s music how the issues he cared about so deeply in his time remain as pressing to modern...

Music and the Creative Spirit: Innovators in Jazz, Improvisation, and the Avant Garde

by Lloyd Peterson Scarecrow Press (July 27, 2006)

Music and the Creative Spirit is a book of interviews with today's innovators in Jazz, Improvisation, and the Avant Garde, including Pat Metheny, Regina Carter, Fred Anderson, John Zorn, Joshua Redman, and others....

The Late Victorian Folksong Revival: The Persistence of English Melody, 1878-1903

by E. David Gregory Scarecrow Press (April 13, 2010)

This book traces the early history of the first English folksong revival during the late Victorian era, focusing on the work of three prominent song collectors, Sabine Baring-Gould, Frank Kidson and Lucy Broadwood....

Organ Literature: Historical Survey

by Corliss Richard Arnold Scarecrow Press (January 01, 1995)

Now in paperback. Cloth edition 0-8108-2964-9 originally published in 1995.

A Mad Love

by Vivien Schweitzer Basic Books (September 17, 2018)

A lively introduction to opera, from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century

There are few art forms as visceral and emotional as opera -- and few that are as daunting for newcomers. A Mad Love offers a...

Language of the Spirit

by Jan Swafford Basic Books (April 10, 2017)

A preeminent composer, music scholar, and biographer presents an engaging and accessible introduction to classical music

For many of us, classical music is something serious -- something we study in school,...

Seeking the Significance of Music Education: Essays and Reflections

by Bennett Reimer R&L Education (June 16, 2009)

Noted music educator Bennett Reimer has selected 24 of his previously published articles from a variety of professional journals spanning the past 50 years. During that time, he's tackled generating core values...

Who's Afraid of Opera?

by Michael Walsh Blackstone Publishing (March 31, 2020)

For anyone who has been intimidated, overwhelmed, or just plain confused by what they think opera is, Who's Afraid of Opera? offers a lively, readable guide to what author Michael Walsh describes as "the greatest...

Zen Guitar

by Philip Toshio Sudo & Fred Sanders Simon & Schuster Audio (December 05, 2017)

Unleash the song of your soul with Zen Guitar, a contemplative handbook that draws on ancient Eastern wisdom and applies it to music and performance.

Each of us carries a song inside us, the song that makes us...

Jazz 101

by John F. Szwed & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

Jazz 101 is a fascinating entrée into the world of jazz, for the beginner, novice, or jazz enthusiast. Szwed takes listeners on a tour of the varied and nonlinear history of jazz, exploring how it developed...

Classical Music 101

by Fred Plotkin Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

The author who has taught tens of thousands of people to love opera now introduces readers to the rich and soul-stirring world of classical music.

From the author of the bestselling Opera 101 comes a comprehensive...

How to Listen to Jazz

by Ted Gioia & Peter Ganim Basic Books (September 19, 2017)

An acclaimed music scholar presents an accessible introduction to the art of listening to jazz

In How to Listen to Jazz, award-winning music scholar Ted Gioia presents a lively introduction to one of America's...

A Mad Love

by Vivien Schweitzer & Lisa Flanagan Basic Books (September 18, 2018)

A lively introduction to opera, from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century

There are few art forms as visceral and emotional as opera--and few that are as daunting for newcomers. A Mad Love offers a spirited...

Experiencing Debussy

by Teresa Davidian Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 15, 2018)

Claude Debussy holds a place as a one of the most recognizable and influential composers in the classical music. Debussy forged a new and influential sound for the twentieth century with his remarkable harmonies,...

Applying Model Cornerstone Assessments in K–12 Music

by Frederick Burrack & Kelly A. Parkes Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 19, 2018)

Model Cornerstone Assessments (MCAs), that were developed for the National Core Arts Standards in Music, are curriculum-embedded measures designed for music students to apply relevant knowledge and skills while...

Compassionate Music Teaching

by Karin S. Hendricks Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 24, 2018)

Compassionate Music Teaching provides a framework for music teaching in the 21st century by outlining qualities, skills, and approaches to meet the needs of a unique and increasingly diverse generation of students....

Experiencing Alice Cooper

by Ian Chapman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 12, 2018)

Experiencing Alice Cooper: A Listener’s Companion takes a long overdue look at the music and stage act of rock music’s self-styled arch-villain. A provocateur from the very start of his career in the mid-1960s,...

Puccini: A Listener's Guide

by John Bell Young Dover Publications (February 01, 2016)

Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) began his career at the end of the Romantic period and his death signaled the end of the last major age of Italian opera. During his lifetime and in posterity, the composer's popularity...

Classroom Keyboard

by Patricia Melcher Bissell & Brereton Wadsworth Bissell Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 04, 2017)

This book is concise, practical, and has modular content that can be taught in several flexible formats. The introduction of one hundred musical elements is supported by three hundred activities.Ten core melodies...

Quick Reference for Band Directors

by Ronald E. Kearns R&L Education (September 28, 2011)

Quick Reference for Band Directors is a go-to guide for new and experienced band directors. With tips on recruiting and retaining members, preparing lesson plans and program objectives, developing a booster...

Pop-Culture Pedagogy in the Music Classroom

by Nicole Biamonte, Heather MacLachlan, Benjamin Bierman & Mathonwy Bostock et al. Scarecrow Press (October 28, 2010)

Teachers the world over are discovering the importance and benefits of incorporating popular culture into the music classroom. The cultural prevalence and the students' familiarity with recorded music, videos,...

Language of the Spirit

by Jan Swafford Basic Books (April 11, 2017)

For many of us, classical music is something serious-something we study in school, something played by cultivated musicians at fancy gatherings. In Language of the Spirit, renowned music scholar Jan Swafford...

IB Music Revision Guide 2nd Edition

by Roger Paul Anthem Press (September 20, 2016)

The ‘IB Music Revision Guide 2nd Edition’ includes analyses of all the prescribed works of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme music course through 2019. It also includes a comprehensive overview...

Musical Cognition: A Science of Listening

by Henkjan Honing Transaction Publishers (February 10, 2014)

“A well-written and accessible introductory text that avoids technical jargon whilst encapsulating the main cognitive processes of music. One of the key messages that resonate throughout this book is how music...

The Jazz Ear

by Ben Ratliff Times Books (November 10, 2008)

An intimate exploration into the musical genius of fifteen living jazz legends, from the longtime New York Times jazz critic

Jazz is conducted almost wordlessly: John Coltrane rarely told his quartet what to...

Uke Can Do It 2!: Classroom Ukulele Method

by Philip Tamberino Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 15, 2016)

This groundbreaking work, specially designed for the music classroom, combines traditional and popular literature in a method that both teaches the ukulele and develops music literacy. Assuming no prior knowledge,...

Experiencing Broadway Music: A Listener's Companion

by Kat Sherrell Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 29, 2016)

Sherrell explores American musical theater, beginning with the early-twentieth-century shift from European-influenced operettas and bawdy variety shows to sophisticated works and thus provides listeners with...

When Music Goes to School: Perspectives on Learning and Teaching

by Danette Littleton Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 04, 2015)

This book aims to disclose a deeper understanding of music’s importance in children’s lives and their need to know, explore, wonder, and play. Directed toward music teachers, teacher educators, and scholars,...

Envisioning Music Teacher Education

by Susan Wharton Conkling Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 27, 2015)

This volume will contain selected proceedings from the 2013 Symposium on Music Teacher Education, sponsored by NAfME’s Society for Music Teacher Education and hosted at University of North Carolina.