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An Introduction to Music Technology (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Dan Hosken An Introduction to Music Technology (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Dan Hosken
R495 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R198 (40%) In stock

An Introduction to Music Technology, Second Edition provides a clear overview of the essential elements of music technology for today s musician. This book focuses on the topics that underlie the hardware and software in use today: Sound, Audio, MIDI, Computer Notation, and Computer- Assisted Instruction. Appendices cover necessary computer hardware and software concepts. Written for both music technology majors and non-majors, this textbook introduces fundamental principles and practices so students can learn to work with a wide range of software programs, adapt to new music technologies, and apply music technology in their performance, composition, teaching, and analysis.


  • Thorough explanations of key topics in music technology
  • Content applicable to all software and hardware, not linked to just one piece of software or gear
  • In-depth discussion of digital audio topics, such as sampling rates, resolutions, and file formats
  • Explanations of standard audio plug-ins including dynamics processors, EQs, and delay based effects
  • Coverage of synthesis and sampling in software instruments
  • Pedagogical features, including:
    • Further Reading sections that allow the student to delve deeper into topics of interest
    • Suggested Activities that can be carried out with a variety of different programs
    • Key Terms at the end of each chapter
    • "

    • What Do I Need? "Chapters covering the types of hardware and software needed in order to put together Audio and MIDI systems
    • A companion website with links to audio examples that demonstrate various concepts, step-by-step tutorials, relevant hardware, software, and additional audio and video resources.

The new edition has been fully updated to cover new technologies that have emerged since the first edition, including iOS and mobile platforms, online notation software, alternate controllers, and Open Sound Control (OSC)."

A History of Western Music (Paperback, 9th International student edition): J. Peter Burkholder, Donald Jay Grout, Claude V.... A History of Western Music (Paperback, 9th International student edition)
J. Peter Burkholder, Donald Jay Grout, Claude V. Palisca
R1,434 R1,195 Discovery Miles 11 950 Save R239 (17%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Combining current scholarship with cutting-edge pedagogy, the Ninth Edition of A History of Western Music is the text that students and professors have trusted for generations. Combining thoughtful revisions-particularly to chapters on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries-with exceptional media resources, A History of Western Music provides all the resources that students need in a text that will last a lifetime.

Instrument Engineers' Handbook, Volume 2 - Process Control and Optimization (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition): Bela G Liptak Instrument Engineers' Handbook, Volume 2 - Process Control and Optimization (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition)
Bela G Liptak
R2,255 R1,178 Discovery Miles 11 780 Save R1,077 (48%) In stock

The latest update to Bela Liptak's acclaimed "bible" of instrument engineering is now available. Retaining the format that made the previous editions bestsellers in their own right, the fourth edition of Process Control and Optimization continues the tradition of providing quick and easy access to highly practical information. The authors are practicing engineers, not theoretical people from academia, and their from-the-trenches advice has been repeatedly tested in real-life applications. Expanded coverage includes descriptions of overseas manufacturer's products and concepts, model-based optimization in control theory, new major inventions and innovations in control valves, and a full chapter devoted to safety. With more than 2000 graphs, figures, and tables, this all-inclusive encyclopedic volume replaces an entire library with one authoritative reference. The fourth edition brings the content of the previous editions completely up to date, incorporates the developments of the last decade, and broadens the horizons of the work from an American to a global perspective.

Bela G. Liptak speaks on Post-Oil Energy Technology on the AT&T Tech Channel."

Postmodern Music/postmodern Thought (Paperback): Judy Lochhead, Joseph Auner Postmodern Music/postmodern Thought (Paperback)
Judy Lochhead, Joseph Auner
R500 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R221 (44%) In stock

This collection brings together for the first time essays on postmodernism and music and covers a wide range of musical styles including concert music, jazz, film music, and popular music. Topics include:
* the importance of technology and marketing in postmodern music
* the appropriation and reworking of Western music by non-Western bands
* postmodern characteristics in the music of Gorecki, Rochberg, Zorn and Bolcom as well as Bjork and Wu Tang Clan
* issues of music and race
* comparisons of postmodern architecture to postmodern music.

Harmonic Practice in Tonal Music (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Robert Gauldin Harmonic Practice in Tonal Music (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Robert Gauldin
R2,688 Discovery Miles 26 880 Within 7 - 13 working days

Taking a linear functional approach, Professor Gauldin uses clear explanations and outstanding musical examples to show students how individual chords function in the overall structure of a piece, explaining how both harmonic and melodic forces contribute to the development of musical ideas. For the Second Edition, Professor Gauldin has undertaken a comprehensive revision that responds directly to the suggestions of instructors. The new text emphasizes fundamental concepts, using a more effective organization and simpler, more accessible language to bring the most important ideas and information to the foreground. The music literature examples included in the text are now available on this single CD-ROM with performances by students and faculty from the Eastman School of Music.

An Introduction to Music Studies (Paperback): Jim Samson, J.P.E. Harper-Scott An Introduction to Music Studies (Paperback)
Jim Samson, J.P.E. Harper-Scott 1
R461 Discovery Miles 4 610 Within 7 - 11 working days

Why study music? How much practical use is it in the modern world? This introduction proves how studying music is of great value both in its own terms and also in the post-university careers marketplace. The book explains the basic concepts and issues involved in the academic study of music, draws attention to vital connections across the field and encourages critical thinking over a broad range of music-related issues. - Covers all main aspects of music studies, including topics such as composition, opera, popular music, and music theory - Provides a thorough overview of a hugely diverse subject, from the history of early music to careers in music technology, giving a head-start on the areas to be covered on a music degree - New to 'neume'? Need a reminder about 'ripping'? - glossaries give clear definitions of key musical terms - Chapters are carefully structured and organized enabling easy and quick location of the information needed

The Workbook - For Harmonic Practice in Tonal Music (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Robert Gauldin The Workbook - For Harmonic Practice in Tonal Music (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Robert Gauldin
R763 Discovery Miles 7 630 Within 7 - 13 working days

Written exercises The Second Edition includes new exercises for each chapter that reflect changes in the text, in particular changes in the chapters on fundamentals and diatonic harmony. Exercises require students to fill in short harmonic progressions, complete sequential patterns, realize figured basses, harmonize melodies, analyze excerpts from music literature, and compose original music. Keyboard exercises Professor Gauldin s keyboard exercises help students make the transition from theory to ear training and performance. Students learn to hear various intervals, chords, and harmonic progressions and to master transposition, figured bass, and melody harmonization. All keyboard exercises have been collected in a separate section at the end of the text."

Jazz - The First 100 Years (Paperback, 3rd Enhanced Media ed): Henry Martin, Keith Waters Jazz - The First 100 Years (Paperback, 3rd Enhanced Media ed)
Henry Martin, Keith Waters
R645 R555 Discovery Miles 5 550 Save R90 (14%) Within 8 - 13 working days

Exploring the development of jazz music from its nineteenth-century roots in blues and ragtime, through swing and bebop, to fusion and contemporary jazz styles, JAZZ: THE FIRST 100 YEARS, ENHANCED MEDIA EDITION (with Printed Access Card), 3e equips you with a true feel for the vibrant, ever-changing sound of jazz. Completely up to date, the book devotes a full third of its coverage to performers from the 1960s to the present day. It also includes expansive coverage of women in jazz. Biographies, social history, and timelines at the beginning of chapters put music into context, while insightful listening guides tie the history of jazz music directly to the downloadable selections.

Focus: Music of South Africa - A Century of Traditions in Transformation (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Carol A. Muller Focus: Music of South Africa - A Century of Traditions in Transformation (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Carol A. Muller
R620 R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Save R111 (18%) Within 4 - 8 working days

Focus: Music of South Africa provides an in-depth look at the full spectrum of South African music, a musical culture that epitomizes the enormous ethnic, religious, linguistic, class, and gender diversity of the nation itself. Drawing on extensive field and archival research, as well as her own personal experiences, noted ethnomusicologist and South African native Carol A. Muller looks at how South Africans have used music to express a sense of place in South Africa, on the African continent, and around the world. Part One, Creating Connections, provides introductory materials for the study of South African Music. Part Two, Musical Migrations, moves to a more focused overview of significant musical styles in twentieth-century South Africa -- particularly those known through world circuits. Part Three, Focusing In, takes the reader into the heart of two musical cultures with case studies on South African jazz and the music of the Zulu-language followers of Isaiah Shembe. The accompanying CD offers vivid examples of traditional, popular, and classical South African musical styles.

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