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The Music and Literacy Connection

by Dee Hansen, Elaine Bernstorf & Gayle M. Stuber

The second edition of The Music and Literacy Connection expands our understanding of the links between reading and music by examining those skills and learning processes that are directly parallel for music...

Melody, Harmony, Tonality: A Book for Connoisseurs and Amateurs

by E. Eugene Helm

The full range of Western music is explored through 21 concise chapters on such topics as melody, harmony, counterpoint, texture, melody types, improvisation, music notation, free imitation, canon and fugue,...

Thinking about Thinking: Metacognition for Music Learning

by Carol Benton

Thinking about Thinking: Metacognition for Music Learning provides music educators with information, inspiration, and practical suggestions for teaching music. Written for music educators in multiple content...

Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics: Second, Revised Edition

by Arthur H. Benade

Landmark book hailed for exceptionally clear, delightfully readable explication of everything acoustically important to music-making. Includes over 300 illustrations. Examples, experiments, and questions conclude...


by Max Reger

Written by a progressive early modernist, this concise guide for performers and composers offers valuable insights and instruction. Suitable for musicians at all levels. Newly typeset and engraved.

Five Graphic Music Analyses

by Heinrich Schenker

Five analytical sketches by a great theorist offer highly developed examples of an influential method of musical structural analysis: a J. S. Bach chorale and prelude, a section of a Haydn sonata, and two Chopin...

The Italian Traditions and Puccini: Compositional Theory and Practice in Nineteenth-Century Opera

by Nicholas Baragwanath

In this groundbreaking survey of the fundamentals, methods, and formulas that were taught at Italian music conservatories during the 19th century, Nicholas Baragwanath explores the compositional significance...

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

by John Borstlap

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...

Comprehensive Musical Analysis

by John D. White

Presents material on Heinrich Schenker and reductive linear analysis and additional material on set theoretical analysis. Replete with musical examples, charts, and diagrams.

Seeking the Significance of Music Education: Essays and Reflections

by Bennett Reimer

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...

The New (Ethno)musicologies

by Henry Stobart, Laudan Nooshin, Caroline Bithell & Philip V. Bohlman et al.

This collection of essays addresses and critically examines key issues in contemporary ethnomusicology. Set in two parts, the volume explores ethnomusicology's shifting disciplinary relationships and plots a...

Musicologia: Musical Knowledge from Plato to John Cage

by Robin Maconie

This is the first study of its kind to address the presence of musical and acoustical metaphor in western science and philosophy from the time of the ancient Greeks to the present. The most difficult and controversial...

Music Theory for the Music Professional

by Richard Sorce

Written as a music theory text that not only addresses the important fundamental syntax of music in the classical sense but also relates this syntax to current practices and styles, this book should be particularly...

Music and the Politics of Negation

by James R. Currie

Over the past quarter century, music studies in the academy have their postmodern credentials by insisting that our scholarly engagements start and end by placing music firmly within its various historical and...

Dawn of the DAW

by Adam Patrick Bell

Dawn ot the DAW tells the story of how the dividing line between the traditional roles of musicians and recording studio personnel (producers, recording engineers, mixing engineers, technicians, etc.) has eroded...

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...

The Oxford Handbook of Algorithmic Music

by Alex McLean & Roger T. Dean

With the ongoing development of algorithmic composition programs and communities of practice expanding, algorithmic music faces a turning point. Joining dozens of emerging and established scholars alongside...

Distributed Creativity

by Eric F. Clarke & Mark Doffman

Creative practice in music, particularly in traditional concert culture, is commonly understood in terms of a rather stark division of labour between composer and performer. But this overlooks the distributed...

Expressive Intersections in Brahms: Essays in Analysis and Meaning

by Heather Platt & Peter H. Smith

Contributors to this exciting new volume examine the intersection of structure and meaning in Brahms's music, utilizing a wide range of approaches, from the theories of Schenker to the most recent analytical...

Structurally Sound

by Eric Wen

Music theorist Eric Wen presents in-depth analyses of seven masterworks from the common-practice period of Western art music:

Bach: Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068

Mendelssohn: Andante con moto...