Organising Music: Theory, Practice, Performance
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Organising Music: Theory, Practice, Performance

Organisational theorists have become increasingly interested in the creative industries, where practices that are commonplace are of particular interest to organisations in other sectors as they look for new ways to enhance performance. Focusing on the music industry, this book sets up a unique dialogue between leading organisational theorists and music professionals. Part I explores links between organisation theory and the creative...

Allusion as Narrative Premise in Brahms’s Instrumental Music
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Allusion as Narrative Premise in Brahms's Instrumental Music

Who inspired Johannes Brahms in his art of writing music? In this book, Jacquelyn E. C. Sholes provides a fresh look at the ways in which Brahms employed musical references to works of earlier composers in his own instrumental music. By analyzing newly identified allusions alongside previously known musical references in works such as the B-Major Piano Trio, the D-Major Serenade, the First Piano Concerto, and the Fourth Symphony, amo...

Analog Synthesizers: Understanding, Performing, Buying : From the Legacy of Moog to Software Synthesis, Second Edition
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Analog Synthesizers: Understanding, Performing, Buying

Making its first huge impact in the 1960s through the inventions of Bob Moog, the analog synthesizer sound, riding a wave of later developments in digital and software synthesis, has now become more popular than ever. Analog Synthesizers charts the technology, instruments, designers, and musicians associated with its three major historical phases: invention in the 1960s–1970s and the music of Walter Carlos, Pink Floyd, Gary Numan, Ge...

Star Guitars: 101 Guitars That Rocked the World
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Star Guitars: 101 Guitars That Rocked the World

"The first thing that grabs you about Star Guitars is the book’s front cover cut out that frames the psychedelic Cream days axe of Eric Clapton, known as The Fool. Open the hardbound book and a colorful montage of album covers and posters featuring famous guitarists and their guitars gets the adrenaline pumping. Fortunately, Star Guitars delivers a page turner that’s impossible to put down."

Weird American Music : Case Studies of Underground Resistance, BarlowGirl, Jackalope, Charles Ives, and Waffle House Music
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Weird American Music

The author takes Greil Marcus's capacious category of ""weirdness"" in new directions to examine a tension in certain expressions of American music and music communities since the 1980s. It locates this tension in the space between the artists' striving for authenticity in the values they want to communicate on the one hand, and the demands of the marketplace on the other. The results are ""weird"" in both the economic and artistic s...

The Decibel Diaries : A Journey through Rock in 50 Concerts
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The Decibel Diaries : A Journey through Rock in 50 Concerts

Sometimes a rock concert is more than just an event. Every so often a band’s performance becomes a musical milestone, a cultural watershed, a political statement, and a personal apotheosis. On any given night a rock concert can tell the truth about who we are, where we are, and what’s going on in music and life right now. In The Decibel Diaries, Carter Alan, longtime DJ and music director at WZLX in Boston, chronicles a lifetime in r...

Speaking the Piano : Reflections on Learning and Teaching
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Speaking the Piano : Reflections on Learning and Teaching

In Speaking the Piano, renowned pianist Susan Tomes turns her attention to teaching and learning. Teaching music encompasses everything from putting a drum in a child's hands to helping an accomplished musician unlock the meaning and spirit of the classics. At every stage, some fundamental issues keep surfacing. In this wide-ranging book, Susan Tomes reflects on how her own experience as a learner, in different genres from classical ...

So You Want to Sing Music by Women : A Guide for Performers
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So You Want to Sing Music by Women : A Guide for Performers

Although it is not a textbook, it could certainly be used as the basis for a course on women in music. Instrumental musicians will also find this resource helpful and informative due to the diverse range of women composers covered, the resources included, and its advocacy for music by women. As it says in the final “Final Thoughts” section in chapter 13: “So You Want to Sing Music by Women is an advocacy book: an effort to encourage ...