Thinking Musically

Thinking Musically
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Author: Bonnie C. Wade
Pages: 228
ISBN: UOM:39015077126632
Release: 2009
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This work is designed as the core text for undergraduate, introductory courses on world music. Supported by case studies from a variety of cultures, the text defines musical terms and concepts and discusses how musical organization and structure differs across cultures.

Thinking Musically

Thinking Musically
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Author: Uri Bram,Anupama Pattabiraman
Pages: 158
ISBN: 0995529507
Release: 2016-07-11
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In a world full of discord and disharmony, everyone agrees that music basically rocks. But few of us know the why, the how or the what of music: why certain songs sound inherently sad, how singers and musicians find a harmony or improvise in a jam session, or the mathematical patterns that determine everything from the spacing of piano keys to the thickness of guitar strings. Thinking Musically is the book that shows you how music "works," without tying you up in formal musical training. Using clear, everyday language and simple analogies, this book will give you the magic of music.

Teaching Music Globally

Teaching Music Globally
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Author: Patricia Shehan Campbell
Pages: 258
ISBN: 0195137809
Release: 2004
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

not sold separately

Thinking Musically

Thinking Musically
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 180
ISBN: OCLC:314889082
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown

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Bach

Bach
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Author: Christoph Wolff
Pages: 461
ISBN: 0674059263
Release: 1991
Editor: Harvard University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

More than two centuries after his lifetime, J. S. Bach's work continues to set musical standards. Noted Bach scholar Christoph Wolff offers new perspectives on the composer's life and remarkable career.

Teaching Music Globally

Teaching Music Globally
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Author: Patricia Shehan Campbell,Bonnie C. Wade
Pages: 258
ISBN: 0195171438
Release: 2004
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Pack includes 2 books and one CD.

Music in West Africa

Music in West Africa
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Author: Ruth M. Stone,Professor at Folklore Institute and African Studies and Adjunct Professor School of Music Ruth M Stone
Pages: 112
ISBN: UOM:39015061375443
Release: 2005
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book introduces the musical traditions of West Africa and discusses the diversity, motifs, and structure of West African music within the larger patterns of the region's culture.

Parenting Musically

Parenting Musically
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Author: Lisa Huisman Koops
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780190873653
Release: 2019-11-01
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Parents use music in family life to accomplish practical tasks, make relational connections, and guide their children's musical development. Parenting Musically portrays the musicking of eight diverse Cleveland-area families in home, school, and community settings. Themes from interviews focused on the families' hopes and dreams for their children musically, as well as the families' perceptions of media messages regarding parents and music, serve to deepen the documentation of how families use and perceive music in their daily lives. Family musical interactions are analyzed using the concepts of musical parenting (actions to support a child's musical development) and parenting musically (using music to accomplish extra-musical parenting goals), arguing the importance of recognizing and valuing both modes. An additional construct, practical/relational musicking, adds to the detailed analysis of family musical engagement. Practical musicking refers to musicking for a practical purpose, such as learning a scale or passing the time in a car; relational musicking is musicking that deepens relationships with self, siblings, parents, or community members, such as a grandmother singing to her grandchildren via Facetime as a way to feel connected. Families who embraced both practical and relational musicking expressed satisfaction in long-term musical involvement. Weaving together themes of conscious and intuitive parenting, the rewards and struggles of musical practice, and the role of mutuality in community musicking, the discussion draws on research in music education, psychology, family studies, and sociology. This book serves to highlight the multi-faceted nature of families' engagement in music; the author urges music education practitioners and administrators to consider this diversity when approaching curricular decisions. Written in a style accessible to laypersons, this book will interest a wide range of music educators as well as families, community members, and scholars and practitioners in family studies, psychology, and sociology.

The Thought of Music

The Thought of Music
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Author: Lawrence Kramer
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780520288799
Release: 2016-01-12
Editor: Univ of California Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What, exactly, is knowledge of music? And what does it tell us about humanistic knowledge in general? The Thought of Music grapples directly with these fundamental questions—questions especially compelling at a time when humanistic knowledge is enmeshed in debates about its character and future. In this third volume in a trilogy on musical understanding that includes Interpreting Music and Expression and Truth, Lawrence Kramer seeks answers in both thought about music and thought in music—thinking in tones. He skillfully assesses musical scholarship in the aftermath of critical musicology and musical hermeneutics and in view of more recent concerns with embodiment, affect, and performance. This authoritative and timely work challenges the prevailing conceptions of every topic it addresses: language, context, and culture; pleasure and performance; and, through music, the foundations of understanding in the humanities. The publisher gratefully acknowledges the Joseph Kerman Endowment of the American Musicological Society, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Dimensions of Musical Thinking

Dimensions of Musical Thinking
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Author: Eunice Boardman
Pages: 120
ISBN: 0940796627
Release: 1989
Editor: R&L Education

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Offers ideas for teaching students to think musically. Enrich the music curriculum through classroom interaction and instruction. Appropriate for elementary through high school levels.

Mariachi Music in America

Mariachi Music in America
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Author: Daniel Edward Sheehy
Pages: 110
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173019120126
Release: 2006
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Accompanying 50-minute CD contains examples of music discussed in the book.

Thinking Musically

Thinking Musically
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Author: Uri Bram,Anupama Pattabiraman
Pages: 158
ISBN: 1530895731
Release: 2016-07-31
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In a world full of discord and disharmony, everyone agrees that music basically rocks. But few of us know the why, the how or the what of music: why certain songs sound inherently sad, how singers and musicians find a harmony or improvise in a jam session, or the mathematical patterns that determine everything from the spacing of piano keys to the thickness of guitar strings. Thinking Musically is the book that shows you how music "works," without tying you up in formal musical training. Using clear, everyday language and simple analogies, this book will give you the magic of music.

Zen and the Art of Recording

Zen and the Art of Recording
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Author: Mixerman
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781495004513
Release: 2014-10-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

(Book). In this book, the third in the Zen and the Art Of series, Mixerman distills the inescapable technical realities of recording down to understandable and practical terms. Whether musician or self-taught recordist, whether at home or in a full-blown studio complex, you'll discover a definitive blueprint for recording within the current realities of the business, without ever losing focus on the core consideration the music itself. As Mixerman writes: "The moment you start to think in musical terms, your recordings will improve a hundredfold." This enhanced multimedia e-book edition brings recordists deeper into the concepts covered in the text. It features over an hour's worth of supplemental videos in which Mixerman demonstrates various recording techniques in a number of recording spaces. The clips provide invaluable insight into what to listen for when choosing gear and placing mics, and Mixerman walks us through all of this in well over an hour of clips. This multimedia eBook is an absolute must-have for anyone who enjoys recording music and wants to get better doing it. "Mixerman has done it again! With his signature humorous and entertaining style, he imparts a world of invaluable information for the aspiring recordist and musician in an easy to absorb (not overly technical) common sense manner." Ron Saint Germain (300+ million in sales, U2, Whitney Houston, 311) " Zen and the Art of Recording describes an approach rather than a recipe. This is important because in the real world nothing works the same way every time. This is an excellent overview of the issues to be considered along with a broad variety of proven techniques for addressing them." Bob Olhsson (Stevie Wonder, Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye) "It's the videos here that really drive the narrative." Aardvark (Producer of The Daily Adventures of Mixerman Audiobook and Zen RPM ) "In the absence of an opportunity to apprentice in a major recording studio, this book is the next best thing. A way to learn from the best." William Wittman (Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, The Fixx)

The Practice of Musical Improvisation

The Practice of Musical Improvisation
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Author: Bertrand Denzler,Jean-Luc Guionnet
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781501349782
Release: 2020-01-09
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Over several years, Bertrand Denzler and Jean-Luc Guionnet have interviewed approximately 50 musicians from various backgrounds about their practice of musical improvisation. Musicians include both the very experienced such as Sophie Agnel, Burkhard Beins, John Butcher, Rhodri Davies, Bill Dixon, Phil Durrant, Axel Dörner, Annette Krebs, Daunik Lazro, Mattin, Seijiro Murayama, Andrea Neumann, Jérôme Noetinger, Evan Parker, Eddie Prévost and Taku Unami, as well as those newer to the field. Asked questions on topics such as the mental processes behind a collective improvisation, the importance of the human factor in improvisation, the strategies used and the way musical decisions are made, the interviewees highlight the habits and customs of a practice, as experienced by those who invent it on a daily basis. The interviews were carefully edited in order to produce a sort of grand discussion that draws an incomplete map of the blurred territory of contemporary improvised music.

Music in North India

Music in North India
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Author: George Ruckert,Senior Lecturer in Music George E Ruckert
Pages: 100
ISBN: 0195139925
Release: 2004
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Music in North India is one of several case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series. Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around theworld. It sets the stage for an array of case-study volumes, each of which focuses on a single area of the world. Each case study uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure, covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present. Visitwww.oup.com/us/globalmusic for a list of case studies in the Global Music Series. The website also includes instructional materials to accompany each study. North India is home to a wealth of musical traditions composed of many different styles, genres, and practices. Music in North India provides a representative overview of this music, discussing rhythm and drumming traditions, song composition and performance styles, and melodic and rhythmicinstruments. Drawing on his experience as a sarod player, vocalist, and music teacher, author George Ruckert incorporates numerous musical exercises to demonstrate important concepts. The book ranges from the chants of the ancient Vedas to modern devotional singing and from the serious andmeditative rendering of raga to the concert-hall excitement of the modern sitar, sarod, and tabla. It is framed around three major topics: the devotional component of North Indian music, the idea of fixity and spontaneity in the various styles of Indian music, and the importance of the verbalsyllable to the expression of the musical aesthetic in North India. Featuring vivid eyewitness accounts of performances and descriptions of interviews with performers, Music in North India examines the form, structure, and expression of North Indian music while also illuminating its profoundreligious and cultural significance. A 70-minute CD containing examples of the music discussed in the text is packaged with the book.

Music in China

Music in China
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Author: Associate Professor of Music Frederick Lau,Frederick Lau
Pages: 182
ISBN: UOM:39015082643787
Release: 2008
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Music in China is one of many case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series. Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world. It sets the stage for an array of case-study volumes, each of which focuses on a single area of the world. Each case study uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure, covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present. Visit www.oup.com/us/globalmusic for a list of case studies in the Global Music Series. The website also includes instructional materials to accompany each study. Music in China offers a unique exploration of the rich, dynamic, and multifaceted Chinese musical landscape. In contrast with previous scholarship--which focused almost exclusively on the role of music in elite culture--this volume takes a balanced look at a variety of traditional and modern genres, including those performed among local and regional folk musicians, in academia, in the media, and on concert stages both inside and outside of China. Using the interrelated themes of identity, modernization, and ideology as a narrative framework, author Frederick Lau discusses the musical features of the selected genres, the processes through which they came into existence, and related socio-political issues. Lau draws on his own extensive fieldwork and performance experience in both mainland China and its diasporic communities to show how the ever-changing Chinese musical tradition takes on particular meanings in China, in overseas Chinese communities, and in diverse international settings. Enhanced by eyewitness accounts of local performances, interviews with key performers, vivid illustrations, and hands-on listening activities, Music in China provides an accessible and engaging introduction to Chinese music. It is packaged with an 80-minute audio CD containing examples of the music discussed in the book.

Critical Perspectives in Canadian Music Education

Critical Perspectives in Canadian Music Education
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Author: Carol A. Beynon,Kari K. Veblen
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9781554583867
Release: 2012-09-01
Editor: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Music education in Canada is a vast enterprise that encompasses teaching and learning in thousands of public and private schools, community groups, and colleges and universities. It involves participants from infancy to the elderly in formal and informal settings. Nevertheless, as post-secondary faculties of music and programs are growing significantly, academic books and materials grounded in a Canadian perspective are scarce. This book attempts to fill that need by offering a collection of essays that look critically at various global issues in music education from a Canadian perspective. Topics range from a discussion of the roots of music education in Canada and analysis of music education practices across the country to perspectives on popular music, distance education, technology, gender, globalization, Indigenous traditions, and community music in music education. Foreword by composer R. Murray Schafer.

Inside Jazz

Inside Jazz
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Author: James Lincoln Collier
Pages: 176
ISBN: UOM:39015014158201
Release: 1973
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An introduction to jazz, discussing what it is, how it originated and developed, its importance as an art form, the different styles, and prominent jazz musicians.

Native American Music in Eastern North America

Native American Music in Eastern North America
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Author: Beverley Diamond
Pages: 186
ISBN: 0195301048
Release: 2008
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Native American Music in Eastern North America is one of many case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series. Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world. It sets the stage for an array of case-study volumes, each of which focuses on a single area of the world. Each case study uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure, covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present. Visit www.oup.com/us/globalmusic for a list of case studies in the Global Music Series. The website also includes instructional materials to accompany each study. Native American Music in Eastern North America is one of the first books to explore the contemporary musical landscape of indigenous North Americans in the north and east. It shows how performance traditions of Native North Americans have been influenced by traditional social values and cultural histories, as well as by encounters and exchanges with other indigenous groups and with newcomers from Europe and Africa. Drawing on her extensive fieldwork and on case studies from several communities--including the Iroquois, the Algonquian-speaking nations of the Atlantic seaboard, and the Inuit of the far north--author Beverley Diamond discusses intertribal celebrations, popular music projects, dance, art, and film. She also considers how technology has mediated present-day cultural communication and how traditional ideas about social roles and gender identities have been negotiated through music. Enhanced by accounts of local performances, interviews with tribal elders and First Nations performers, vivid illustrations, and hands-on listening activities, Native American Music in Eastern North America provides a captivating introduction to this under-examined topic. It is packaged with an 80-minute audio CD containing twenty-six examples of the music discussed in the book, including several rare recordings. The author has also provided a list of eighteen songs representing a wide variety of styles--from traditional Native American chants to an Inuit collaboration with Bj�rk--that are referenced in the book and available as an iMix at www.oup.com/us/globalmusic.

The Cinema of Poetry

The Cinema of Poetry
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Author: P. Adams Sitney
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9780199337026
Release: 2014-12-03
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-270) and index.