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The Oxford Handbook of Critical Concepts in Music Theory

by Alexander Rehding & Steven Rings

Music Theory has a lot of ground to cover. Especially in introductory classes a whole range of fundamental concepts are introduced at fast pace that can never be explored in depth or detail, as other new topics...


Thought and Play in Musical Rhythm

by Richard Wolf, Stephen Blum & Christopher Hasty

Thought and Play in Musical Rhythm offers new understandings of musical rhythm through the analysis and comparison of diverse repertoires, performance practices, and theories as formulated and transmitted in...


Music Theory For Dummies

by Michael Pilhofer & Holly Day

Tune in to how music really works 

Whether you're a student, a performer, or simply a fan, this book makes music theory easy, providing you with a friendly guide to the concepts, artistry, and technical mastery...


The art of singing

by Enrico Caruso

The historical revelations of the vocal technique of the Greatest Tenor, the “world’s first popstar” Enrico Caruso

In this book, Caruso himself analyzes and describes his phenomenal breathing technique...


Becoming Creative

by Juniper Hill

How are our ability and motivation to be creative shaped by the world around us? Why does creativity seem to flourish in some environments, while others seem to stifle it? Many societies value creativity as...


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,...


Eduard Hanslick's On the Musically Beautiful

by Lee Rothfarb & Christoph Landerer

Eduard Hanslick's On the Musically Beautiful (Vom Musikalisch-Schönen, 1854), written and published before the author turned 30, is a watershed document in the history of aesthetics, and of thought about...


Organized Time

by Jason Yust

Organized Time is the first attempt to unite theories of harmony, rhythm and meter, and form under a common idea of structured time. Building off of recent advances in music theory in essential subfields-rhythmic...


Special Needs, Community Music, and Adult Learning

by Gary E. McPherson & Graham F. Welch

Special Needs, Community Music, and Adult Learning is one of five paperback books derived from the foundational two-volume Oxford Handbook of Music Education. Designed for music teachers, students, and scholars...


Engaging Musical Practices

by Suzanne L. Burton & Alison Reynolds

Whether you are a pre-service, newly-hired, or veteran elementary general music teacher, Engaging Musical Practices: A Sourcebook on Elementary General Music offers a fresh perspective on topics that cut across...


Connectionist Representations of Tonal Music

by Michael R. W. Dawson

Previously, artificial neural networks have been used to capture only the informal properties of music. However, cognitive scientist Michael Dawson found that by training artificial neural networks to make basic...


Globalizing Music Education

by Alexandra Kertz-Welzel

How do globalization and internationalization impact music education around the world? By acknowledging different cultural values and priorities, Alexandra Kertz-Welzel’s vision challenges the current state...


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 as Creative Practice

by Nicholas Cook

Until recently, ideas of creativity in music revolved around composers in garrets and the lone genius. But the last decade has witnessed a sea change: musical creativity is now overwhelmingly thought of in terms...


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...


Andreas Werckmeister’s Musicalische Paradoxal-Discourse

by Dietrich Bartel

Andreas Werckmeister (1645 – 1706), a late seventeenth-century German Lutheran organist, composer, and music theorist, is the last great advocate and defender of the Great Tradition in music, with its assumptions...


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...


Metamorphosis in Music

by Benjamin R. Levy

From the mid-1950s through the 1960s, Hungarian composer György Ligeti went through a remarkable period of stylistic transition, from the emulation of his fellow countryman Béla Bartók to his own individual...