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C.P.E. Bach: A Guide to Research

Although he is the son of J. S. Bach, C. P. E. Bach is an important composer in his own right, this long-awaited annotated bibliography presents a complete listing of the works of C. P. E. Bach. This volume in the Routledge Music Bibliographies series includes many different aspects of his work: the editing of his father's masterpieces, his concertos and sonatas and theoretical essays. Doris Powers also collects writings that conside...

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A Guide to Orchestral Music

Relaxed and accessible in style, this authoritative guide is the first symphony handbook for non-musicians. The book begins with a general introduction to the symphony and short pieces on the orchestra and musical styles. Mordden goes on to describe, chronologically, over 700 pieces–from Vivaldi to twentieth-century composers. Further aids to the reader include two lists of repertory builders and a glossary of musical terms. "Easy an...

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Home Recording Studio: Build It Like the Pros

With the advances in digital technology, musicians can now produce their own music. But the gear is only part of the equation when it comes to recording and mixing. The next part is finding a soundproof room that you can produce it in. Unfortunately, any old room in your house will not suffice for a quality recording. Without a decent room, you'll never be able to record a studio-quality recording you'll be proud of and excited to ha...

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Music Theory for Dummies, 3rd Edition

Get more out of music with this essential guide Music Theory For Dummies makes music theory easy to understand, with a friendly, unintimidating overview of everything you need to know to become fluent at knocking out beats, reading musical scores, and learning to anticipate where a song should go—whether you're reading someone else's music or writing your own. Whether you're a music student or a music lover, you'll learn to read, wri...

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Ilan Eshkeri's Stardust: A Film Score Guide

Based on Neil Gaiman’s novel of the same name, Stardust (2007) was an instant hit with fans of fantasy and science-fiction. The film follows the adventures of a young man who crosses through a gap in a wall which separates England from a magical kingdom. The fantastical atmosphere required by the narrative is maintained by the scale and grandeur of much of the musical score, written by rising British composer Ilan Eshkeri. Trained in...

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Queerness in Heavy Metal Music: Metal Bent

While the growing field of scholarship on heavy metal music and its subcultures has produced excellent work on the sounds, scenes, and histories of heavy metal around the world, few works have included a study of gender and sexuality. This cutting-edge volume focuses on queer fans, performers, and spaces within the heavy metal sphere, and demonstrates the importance, pervasiveness, and subcultural significance of queerness to the hea...

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Easy Guitar Scales and Modes

Learn Guitar Scales and Modes the Easy Way Scales and modes are essential learning for any guitarist, but they’re intimidating when first learning to play guitar. There’s an endless list of shapes, fingerings, theory, etc. to learn, making it easy to be overwhelmed in the practice room. But. Learning scales and modes doesn’t have to be stressful or seem impossible. In fact, learning guitar scales and modes can be easy. You just need ...

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Sounding Indigenous: Authenticity in Bolivian Music Performance

Sounding Indigenous explores the relations between music, people, and places through analysis of Bolivian music performances: by a non-governmental organization involved in musical activities, by a music performing ensemble, and by the people living in two rural areas of Potosi. Based on research conducted between 1993 and 1995, the book frames debates of Bolivian national and indigenous identities in terms of different attitudes peo...

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Bert: The Life and Times of A. L. Lloyd

Folk singer and folk music collector, writer, painter, journalist, art critic, whalerman, sheep station roustabout, Marxist, and much more - this is the story of A. L. (Bert) Lloyd's extraordinary life. Bert Lloydis more than an account of A.L. Lloyd's key part in the folk music revival of the 1950s and '60s. Dave Arthur documents how Lloyd became a member of the Communist Party, forceful antifascist, trade unionist, and an important...

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The Stylus Phantasticus and Free Keyboard Music of the North German Baroque

The concept of stylus phantasticus (or ’fantastic style’) as it was expressed in free keyboard music of the north German Baroque forms the focus of this book. Exploring both the theoretical background to the style and its application by composers and performers, Paul Collins surveys the development of Athanasius Kircher’s original concept and its influence on music theorists such as Brossard, Janovka, Mattheson, and Walther. Turning ...