Approaches To Meaning In Music (musical Meaning And Interpretation)

These seven essays consider musical meaning, and problems attendant in any examination of musical meaning, from diverse perspectives. Almén and Pearsall (both Univ. of Texas, Austin) each contribute one piece, and together they supply an introduction. The five other essays are the work of distinguished theorists and musicologists who have already contributed markedly to the discourse concerning musical meaning. Given the participants...

Contemporary Jazz Piano – The Complete Guide !: Hal Leonard Keyboard Style Series

(Keyboard Instruction). This comprehensive book/CD pack will teach you the basic skills needed to play the variety of styles that comprise contemporary jazz piano. From comping to soloing, you'll learn the theory, tools, and techniques used by the pros. The accompanying CD demonstrates most of the music examples in the book. The full-band tracks feature the rhythm section on the left channel and the piano on the right channel, so you...

Jazz Standards: Budget Books (piano/vocal/guitar Songbook)

This book is much nicer that the budget-book marketing title would lead you to believe. It is true that the type face looks like it was typed on an old typewriter and the bookbinding in nothing to write home about. However, the music content is generous with 87 selections. The music is printed clearly and is easy to read. The binding allows the book to mostly lay flat while playing. The book is designed for the intermediate player. T...

Piano For Beginners 3rd Revised Edition

This new revised edition of Piano for Beginners is an essential guide for piano and keyboard first-timers. Simplifying the process through step-by-step tutorials, this bookazine will help you lay a solid foundation for years of enjoyment. From the correct way to sit at the piano to reading notation, we start with the basics before expanding your musical horizons with easy home recoding and genre-specific tutorials.


Instruments tell stories through their appearance as much as through their sound. Pat Graham's photographs capture the intimate relationship between musician and instrument told by the signs of wear of fingers on frets or keys, chips, scratches, and modifications by the artists who have played, beaten on, bled over, and made them their own. For more than ten years, Graham has been documenting these amazing instruments and collecting ...

The Intelligent Ear: On The Nature Of Sound Perception

This book is an attempt to account for this development by giving a comprehensive survey of the present state of the art as a whole. Perceptual aspects of hearing, particularly of understanding speech as the main auditory input signal, are thoroughly reviewed. Overall, this is an impressive book. ...Plomp has drawn together a wide range of material and presented it in a well-organized and integrated way. He offers clear and forthrigh...

Folk City: New York And The American Folk Music Revival

As an old folkie with ties to NYC I found this book fascinating and scholarly. I plan on going to The Museum of the City of NY to see the exhibit first hand before it closes in late November. Highly recommended if you were swept away as I was by the folk music revival of the 1960s. Folk City explores New York's central role in fueling the nationwide craze for folk music in postwar America. It involves the efforts of record company pr...

Educating Music Teachers For The 21st Century

Educating Music Teachers for the 21st Century discusses a range of teacher education programmes in music across Europe and Latin America reflecting about the shifting conditions, causes and factors in which pre-service teachers construct their musical and educational knowledge. It presents seven case studies carried out in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden in order to understand the general and specific elements ...