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The Art of Noise

by Daniel Rachel

THE ART OF NOISE offers an unprecedented collection of insightful, of-the-moment conversations with twenty-seven great British songwriters and composers. They discuss everything from their individual approaches...

Choral Orchestration

by Cecil Forsyth

A noted musicologist takes readers bar by bar through a complete choral orchestration in an excellent and inexpensive tutorial on scoring. Organists, pianists, and composers will appreciate this complete study...

Musical Composition: Projects in Ways and Means

by Ellis B. Kohs

Designed to help student composers achieve technical mastery and artistic growth.

Yogaku: Japanese Music in the 20th Century

by Luciana Galliano & Martin Mayes

Yogaku discusses over a century of musical activity in Japan, detailing, in particular, the music that was inspired by Western music after the Meiji Restoration in the 19th century, and its development through...

Bartók's Mikrokosmos: Genesis, Pedagogy, and Style

by Benjamin Suchoff

Béla Bartók's Mikrokosmos is a collection of 153 pieces for piano designed by the composer as a series graded according to difficulty. The pieces were written between 1926 and 1939, and have become by far...

Music and the Skillful Listener: American Women Compose the Natural World

by Denise Von Glahn

For Denise Von Glahn, listening is that special quality afforded women who have been fettered for generations by the maxim "be seen and not heard." In Music and the Skillful Listener, Von Glahn explores the...

Back to the Miracle Factory

by Paul Williams

Paul Williams has been writing about pop music for decades, never flagging in his enthusiasm or his emotional and intellectual openness to the newest music. He has been doing this ever since he founded the rock...

Brian Eno's Ambient 1: Music for Airports

by John T. Lysaker

Brian Eno's seminal album Ambient 1: Music for Airports continues to fascinate and charm audiences, not only as a masterpiece of ambient music, but as a powerful and transformative work of art. Author John T....

Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Secular & Sacred Music to 1900

by Laurel Parsons & Brenda Ravenscroft

Through musical analysis of compositions written between the mid-twelfth to late nineteenth centuries, this volume celebrates the achievements of eight composers, all women: Hildegard of Bingen, Maddalena Casulana,...

The Contemporary Piano

by Alan Shockley

With Contemporary Piano: A Performer and Composer’s Guide to Techniques and Resources, Alan Shockley provides a comprehensive resource for composers writing music that uses extended techniques for the piano,...

Musical Composition

by Jack Jarrett

Students of composition who wish to acquire a comprehensive eclectic technique should find this book useful, particularly when read in conjunction with a systematic study of music literature.

10 Truths of Songwriting

by Chris M. Will

Writing good songs is not easymany talented musicians dont know how to do it. No matter what the obstacle might be, constructing a solid song can be an arduous process that frequently causes many musicians to...

Never Say Never

by Evelyn Elizabeh Hughes-Bass

Never Say Never is an accompaniment music book containing lyrics that will inspire and build the character of youths for success. Each song is an original, and was inspired by God to give encouragement to our...

A Chronological History of Australian Composers and Their Compositions - Vol. 2

by Stephen Pleskun

This book is volume 2 of a 4 volume series, the first 3 of which have been published by Xlibris and the 4th almost complete for imminent delivery. In its entirety this work is the most comprehensive and accurate...

A Chronological History of Australian Composers and Their Compositions - Vol. 4 1999-2013

by Stephen Pleskun

In this 4th and fi nal volume of a series that includes more than 800 composers and over 30,000 compositions Stephen traces the history and development of Classical music in Australia. From obscure and forgotten...

From Grace to Verse, from Verse to Song

by Richard C. Jeffrey

Richard Jeffreys new book, From Grace To Verse, From Verse To Song, presents the Church with many new inspired hymns and hymn texts. They are artfully crafted and deeply rooted in the gospel message of our Lord,...

Songwriting for Geniuses

by Gene Burnett

In Songwriting For Geniuses, singer/songwriter Gene Burnett offers 25 tips to aspiring songwriters for writing better, more satisfying songs. The author's contention is that within each of us is a place that...

Music Theory and Composition

by Stephen C. Stone

Music Theory and Composition: A Practical Approach presents a pragmatic, accessible approach to music theory through an emphasis on melody and counterpoint. This focus explains the “why” of musical construction...

Charles Dibdin and Late Georgian Culture

by Oskar Cox Jensen, David Kennerley & Ian Newman

Charles Dibdin (1745-1814) was one of the most popular and influential creative forces in late Georgian Britain, producing a diversity of works that defy simple categorisation. He was an actor, lyricist, composer,...

Music and Shape

by Daniel Leech-Wilkinson & Helen M. Prior

Shape is a concept widely used in talk about music. Musicians in classical, popular, jazz and world musics use it to help them rehearse, teach and think about what they do. Yet why is a word that seems to require...