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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

by E. Eugene Helm

Where did the major scale come from? Why does most traditional non-Western music not share Western principles of harmony? What does the inner structure of a canon have to do with religious belief? Why, in historical...

Thinking about Thinking

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...

Tuning and Temperament

by J. Murray Barbour

The demands of tuning (attaining the perfect scale) and temperament (the compromises necessary for composing in every key) have challenged musicians from the earliest civilizations onward. This guide surveys...

The Classical Revolution

by John Borstlap

The Classical Revolution studies the recent emergence of a new brand of classical music, one rooted in “pre-modern” tonal traditions. Through polemical essays on the conflict between re-emergent tradition...

Focal Impulse Theory

by John Paul Ito

Music is surrounded by movement, from the arching back of the guitarist to the violinist swaying with each bow stroke.


To John Paul Ito, these actions are not just a visual display; rather, they reveal what...

Konnakkol Manual

by David P. Nelson

David Nelson wrote and compiled Konnakkol Manual to assist teaching an advanced course in the rhythmic compositions of Karnatak (South Indian) music. This new instructional book picks up where his previous book,...

Harmony Through Melody

by Charles Horton, David A. Byrne & Lawrence Ritchey

Harmony Through Melody:The Interaction of Melody, Counterpoint, and Harmony in Western Music, Second Edition offers a robust, composition-based approach to tonal music theory, ranging from early modality to...

Greek and Latin Music Theory

by Edward Nowacki

Long recognized as a foundation of musical composition, criticism, pedagogy, and appreciation, the literature of ancient and medieval music theory has maintained its strong position in the academic curriculum...

Teaching the Whole Musician

by Paola Savvidou

In Teaching the Whole Musician: A Guide to Wellness in the Applied Studio, author Paola Savvidou empowers applied music instructors to honor and support their students' wellness through compassion-filled conversation...

Resonant Recoveries

by Jillian C. Rogers

Coping with trauma and the losses of World War I was a central concern for French musicians in the interwar period. Almost all of them were deeply affected by the war as they fought in the trenches, worked in...

A Sonata Theory Handbook

by James Hepokoski

Sonata form is the most commonly encountered organizational plan in the works of the classical-music masters, from Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven to Schubert, Brahms, and beyond. Sonata Theory, an analytic approach...

Teaching Music to Students with Autism

by Alice M. Hammel & Ryan M. Hourigan

Teaching Music to Students with Autism is a comprehensive practical guide for music educators who work with students with autism. Authors and veteran music educators Alice M. Hammel and Ryan M. Hourigan offer...

Seeking the Significance of Music Education

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 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...

The Oxford Handbook of Music and the Brain

by Michael H. Thaut & Donald A. Hodges

The study of music and the brain can be traced back to the work of Gall in the 18th century, continuing with John Hughlings Jackson, August Knoblauch, Richard Wallaschek, and others. These early researchers...

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...

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...