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Books > Music > Folk music

Russian Folk Tunes for Piano - 25 Traditional Pieces (Paperback): Julian Rowlands Russian Folk Tunes for Piano - 25 Traditional Pieces (Paperback)
Julian Rowlands
R434 R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 Save R35 (8%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
The Singing Cowboys (Paperback): David Rothel The Singing Cowboys (Paperback)
David Rothel
R456 Discovery Miles 4 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Scottish Folk Tunes for Ukulele - 35 Traditional Pieces (Paperback): Samantha Muir Scottish Folk Tunes for Ukulele - 35 Traditional Pieces (Paperback)
Samantha Muir
R433 R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Save R35 (8%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Popular Song in the First World War - An International Perspective (Hardcover): John Mullen Popular Song in the First World War - An International Perspective (Hardcover)
John Mullen
R3,059 Discovery Miles 30 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What did popular song mean to people across the world during the First World War? For the first time, song repertoires and musical industries from countries on both sides in the Great War as well as from neutral countries are analysed in one exciting volume. Experts from around the world, and with very different approaches, bring to life the entertainment of a century ago, to show the role it played in the lives of our ancestors. The reader will meet the penniless lyricist, the theatre chain owner, the cross-dressing singer, fado composer, stage Scotsman or rhyming soldier, whether they come from Serbia, Britain, the USA, Germany, France, Portugal or elsewhere, in this fascinating exploration of showbiz before the generalization of the gramophone. Singing was a vector for patriotic support for the war, and sometimes for anti-war activism, but it was much more than that, and expressed and constructed debates, anxieties, social identities and changes in gender roles. This work, accompanied by many links to online recordings, will allow the reader to glimpse the complex role of popular song in people's lives in a period of total war.

Easy Folk Flute (English, French, German, Book): Vicki Swan Easy Folk Flute (English, French, German, Book)
Vicki Swan
R391 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R31 (8%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Russian Fiddle Tunes - 31 Traditional Pieces for Violin (English, Russian, German, Paperback, Multilingual): Hal Leonard... Russian Fiddle Tunes - 31 Traditional Pieces for Violin (English, Russian, German, Paperback, Multilingual)
Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation; Edited by Ros Stephen
R450 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R37 (8%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Scandinavian Song - A Guide to Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish Repertoire and Diction (Hardcover): Anna Hersey Scandinavian Song - A Guide to Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish Repertoire and Diction (Hardcover)
Anna Hersey
R1,399 Discovery Miles 13 990 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Scandinavian art songs are a unique expression of the cultures of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. Although these three countries are distinct from one another, their languages and cultures share many similarities. Common themes found in art and literature include a love of nature, especially of the sea, feelings of longing and melancholy, the contrast between light and dark, the extremes of the northern climate, and lively folk traditions. These shared sensibilities are reflected and expressed in a tangible way through music. Scandinavian art song has faced several challenges over the years in North America (even in the American Midwest, where descendants of Scandinavian immigrants are concentrated). But matters have changed recently with the recent expansion of diction curricula to cover languages other than English, French, German, and Italian. The primary obstacle remains practical resources for the study of art songs and lyric diction of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. This guide remedies this problem. Scandinavian Song is a practical guide to the art songs of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. Unlike other sources that give at best a cursory overview of lyric diction in the Scandinavian languages, this guide provides practical information, enabling teachers and students to render transcriptions of Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish texts into the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)-an absolute necessity for any study of repertoire. An extensive survey of available music, sample IPA transcriptions and translations, as well as a website link with native speakers reciting selected song texts, make this book an invaluable resource for students and professors in North American college, university, and conservatory voice programs.

Strange Face - Adventures with a Lost Nick Drake Recording (Paperback, 2nd edition): Michael Burdett Strange Face - Adventures with a Lost Nick Drake Recording (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Michael Burdett; Photographs by Michael Burdett
R543 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R209 (38%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Traditional Slow Airs of Ireland (Paperback): Tomas O Canainn Traditional Slow Airs of Ireland (Paperback)
Tomas O Canainn
R600 R498 Discovery Miles 4 980 Save R102 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

(Music Sales America). This book is a major collection of traditional Irish slow airs that captures the essence and beauty of Irish traditional music. Included in the 118 airs that make up this fabulous compilation, are some of the great sean-nos (old style) airs as well as tunes by Caloran and other favorite and well-known pieces. Author Tomas O'Canainn has a lifetime of experience both performing and teaching Irish music and his selection of beautiful, soaring and majestic slow airs is ideal for extending your repertoire for any melody instrument. These relatively easy pieces are also suitable for those approaching Irish slow airs for the first time. 2 CDs are available, presenting every tune in the book played by the author and an ensemble of expert traditional musicians so you can hear how the pieces should sound.

Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music - America Changed Through Music (Paperback): Ross Hair, Thomas Ruys Smith Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music - America Changed Through Music (Paperback)
Ross Hair, Thomas Ruys Smith
R1,041 Discovery Miles 10 410 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Released in 1952, the Anthology of American Folk Music was the singular vision of the enigmatic artist, musicologist, and collector Harry Smith (1923-1991). A collection of eighty-four commercial recordings of American vernacular and folk music originally issued between 1927 and 1932, the Anthology featured an eclectic and idiosyncratic mixture of blues and hillbilly songs, ballads old and new, dance music, gospel, and numerous other performances less easy to classify. Where previous collections of folk music, both printed and recorded, had privileged field recordings and oral transmission, Smith purposefully shaped his collection from previously released commercial records, pointedly blurring established racial boundaries in his selection and organisation of performances. Indeed, more than just a ground-breaking collection of old recordings, the Anthology was itself a kind of performance on the part of its creator. Over the six decades of its existence, however, it has continued to exert considerable influence on generations of musicians, artists, and writers. It has been credited with inspiring the North American folk revival-"The Anthology was our bible", asserted Dave Van Ronk in 1991, "We all knew every word of every song on it"-and with profoundly influencing Bob Dylan. After its 1997 release on CD by Smithsonian Folkways, it came to be closely associated with the so-called Americana and Alt-Country movements of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Following its sixtieth birthday, and now available as a digital download and rereleased on vinyl, it is once again a prominent icon in numerous musical currents and popular culture more generally. This is the first book devoted to such a vital piece of the large and complex story of American music and its enduring value in American life. Reflecting the intrinsic interdisciplinarity of Smith's original project, this collection contains a variety of new perspectives on all aspects of the Anthology.

The Songs of Joni Mitchell - Gender, Performance and Agency (Hardcover, New Ed): Anne Karppinen The Songs of Joni Mitchell - Gender, Performance and Agency (Hardcover, New Ed)
Anne Karppinen
R3,555 Discovery Miles 35 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

An unorthodox musician from the start, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's style of composing, performing, and of playing (and tuning) the guitar is unique. In the framework of sexual difference and the gendered discourses of rock this immediately begs the questions: are Mitchell's songs specifically feminine and, if so, to what extent and why? Anne Karppinen addresses this question focusing on the kind of music and lyrics Mitchell writes, the representation of men and women in her lyrics, how her style changes and evolves over time, and how cultural context affects her writing. Linked to this are the concepts of subjectivity and authorship: when a singer-songwriter sings a song in the first person, about whom are they actually singing? Mitchell offers a fascinating study, for the songs she writes and sings are intricately woven from the strands of her own life. Using methods from critical discourse analysis, this book examines recorded performances of songs from Mitchell's first nine studio albums, and the contemporary reviews of these albums in Anglo-American rock magazines. In one of the only books to discuss Mitchell's recorded performances, with a focus that extends beyond the seminal album Blue, Karppinen explores the craft of Mitchell's songwriting and her own attitudes towards it, as well as the dynamics and politics of rock criticism in the 1960s and 1970s more generally.

Latin American Fiddler (Sheet music): Edward Huws Jones Latin American Fiddler (Sheet music)
Edward Huws Jones
R513 R466 Discovery Miles 4 660 Save R47 (9%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
The Klezmer Fiddler - New Edition (Book): Edward Huws Jones The Klezmer Fiddler - New Edition (Book)
Edward Huws Jones
R379 R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Save R30 (8%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
I Believe I'll Go Back Home - Roots and Revival in New England Folk Music (Paperback): Thomas S. Curren I Believe I'll Go Back Home - Roots and Revival in New England Folk Music (Paperback)
Thomas S. Curren
R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Between 1959 and 1968, New England saw a folk revival emerge in more than fifty clubs and coffeehouses, a revolution led by college dropouts, young bohemians, and lovers of traditional music that renewed the work of the region's intellectuals and reformers. From Club 47 in Harvard Square to candlelit venues in Ipswich, Martha's Vineyard, and Amherst, budding musicians and hopeful audiences alike embraced folk music, progressive ideals, and community as alternatives to an increasingly toxic consumer culture. While the Boston-Cambridge Folk Revival was short-lived, the youthful attention that it spurred played a crucial role in the civil rights, world peace, and back-to-the-land movements emerging across the country. Fueled by interviews with key players from the folk music scene, I Believe I'll Go Back Home traces a direct line from Yankee revolutionaries, up-country dancers, and nineteenth-century pacifists to the emergence of blues and rock 'n' roll, ultimately landing at the period of the folk revival. Thomas S. Curren presents the richness and diversity of the New England folk tradition, which continues to provide perspective, inspiration, and healing in the present day.

I Believe I'll Go Back Home - Roots and Revival in New England Folk Music (Hardcover): Thomas S. Curren I Believe I'll Go Back Home - Roots and Revival in New England Folk Music (Hardcover)
Thomas S. Curren
R1,752 Discovery Miles 17 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Between 1959 and 1968, New England saw a folk revival emerge in more than fifty clubs and coffeehouses, a revolution led by college dropouts, young bohemians, and lovers of traditional music that renewed the work of the region's intellectuals and reformers. From Club 47 in Harvard Square to candlelit venues in Ipswich, Martha's Vineyard, and Amherst, budding musicians and hopeful audiences alike embraced folk music, progressive ideals, and community as alternatives to an increasingly toxic consumer culture. While the Boston-Cambridge Folk Revival was short-lived, the youthful attention that it spurred played a crucial role in the civil rights, world peace, and back-to-the-land movements emerging across the country. Fueled by interviews with key players from the folk music scene, I Believe I'll Go Back Home traces a direct line from Yankee revolutionaries, up-country dancers, and nineteenth-century pacifists to the emergence of blues and rock 'n' roll, ultimately landing at the period of the folk revival. Thomas S. Curren presents the richness and diversity of the New England folk tradition, which continues to provide perspective, inspiration, and healing in the present day.

Musical Romania and the Neighbouring Cultures - Traditions - Influences - Identities- Proceedings of the International... Musical Romania and the Neighbouring Cultures - Traditions - Influences - Identities- Proceedings of the International Musicological Conference- July 4-7 2013, Iasi (Romania) (Hardcover, New edition)
Laura Vasiliu, Loredana Iatesen, Florin Luchian
R1,617 R1,341 Discovery Miles 13 410 Save R276 (17%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book represents the volume of the International Musicological Conference "Musical Romania and Neighbouring Cultures. Traditions, Influences, Identities", which took place in Iasi (Romania) and was organised by the George Enescu University of Arts Iasi in collaboration with the International Musicological Society. The volume includes 35 papers of 38 authors who represent academic centres in Croatia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece and Romania. The diverse topics include ancient Romanian, Balkan or East-European music, music iconography, Byzantine and folkloristic traditions, as well as modern and contemporary music. The articles propose theoretical and methodological documentation on the interactions between liturgical, folkloric and academic works within this multicultural space.

The Anglo-American Ballad - A Folklore Casebook (Hardcover): Dianne Dugaw The Anglo-American Ballad - A Folklore Casebook (Hardcover)
Dianne Dugaw
R2,948 Discovery Miles 29 480 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Originally published in 1995. This book's collection of key essays presents a coherent overview of touchstone statements and issues in the study of Anglo-American popular ballad traditions and suggests ways this panoramic view affords us a look at Euro-American scholarship's questions, concerns and methods. The study of ballads in English began early in the eighteenth century with Joseph Addison's discussions which marked the onset of an aesthetic and scholarly interest in popular traditions. Therefore the collection begins with him and then chronologically includes scholars whose views mark pivotal moments which taken together tell a story that does not emerge through an examination of the ballads themselves. The book addresses debates in tradition, orality, performance and community as well as national genealogies and connections to contexts. Each selected piece is pre-empted by an introductory section on its importance and relevance.

Foundations of Mariachi Education - Materials, Methods, and Resources (Paperback): William Gradante Foundations of Mariachi Education - Materials, Methods, and Resources (Paperback)
William Gradante
R863 Discovery Miles 8 630 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Foundations of Mariachi Education: Materials, Methods, and Resources, the first book of its kind, is a comprehensive handbook on teaching mariachi in secondary school to music students of all levels. Beginning with how to start a mariachi program, each chapter addresses a specific topic in mariachi education, including choosing appropriate repertoire, preparing for performances, and teaching each mariachi instrument-including voice. Each instrument chapter includes practical advice on care of the instrument, tuning, posture, fingerings, technique, and the role of the instrument within the mariachi ensemble. With dozens of music exercises distributed throughout the chapters, this resource shows you how to build your students' technical skills using mariachi repertoire so your students truly shine onstage. You'll also learn how to develop a district-wide program and use mariachi to support literacy goals. Whether you have experience teaching mariachi music or not, this book will guide you through each step of starting or developing a program, from changing an instrument string to buying trajes for your students to executing mariachi mOnicos. This resource is a must-have for every music educator looking for ways to bring new energy to the music classroom.

Focus: Scottish Traditional Music (Hardcover): Simon Mckerrell Focus: Scottish Traditional Music (Hardcover)
Simon Mckerrell
R3,061 Discovery Miles 30 610 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Focus: Scottish Traditional Music engages methods from ethnomusicology, popular music studies, cultural studies, and media studies to explain how complex Scottish identities and culture are constructed in the traditional music and culture of Scotland. This book examines Scottish music through their social and performative contexts, outlining vocal traditions such as lullabies, mining songs, Scottish ballads, herding songs, and protest songs as well as instrumental traditions such as fiddle music, country dances, and informal evening pub sessions. Case studies explore the key ideas in understanding Scotland musically by exploring ethnicity, Britishness, belonging, politics, transmission and performance, positioning the cultural identity of Scotland within the United Kingdom. Visit the author's companion website at http://www.scottishtraditionalmusic.org/ for additional resources.

The Ethnomusicologists' Cookbook, Volume II - Complete Meals from Around the World (Hardcover, 2): Sean Williams The Ethnomusicologists' Cookbook, Volume II - Complete Meals from Around the World (Hardcover, 2)
Sean Williams
R3,191 Discovery Miles 31 910 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This companion to The Ethnomusicologists' Cookbook combines scholarship with a unique approach to the study of the world's foods, musics, and cultures. Covering over four dozen regions, the entries in these collection each include a regional food-related proverb, a recipe for a complete meal, a list of companion readings and listening pieces, and a short essay that highlights the significant links between music and food in the area. The Ethnomusicologists' Cookbook, Volume 2 will appeal to ethnomusicologists, anthropologists, and sociologists, but should also find a welcome place on the bookshelf of anyone who enjoys eating and learning about foods from around the world.

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music - The World's Music: General Perspectives and Reference Tools (Hardcover): Ruth M.... The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music - The World's Music: General Perspectives and Reference Tools (Hardcover)
Ruth M. Stone
R8,925 Discovery Miles 89 250 Ships in 12 - 17 working days


This final volume of the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music includes first-person field-work case-studies from different regions of the world, a general index to the entire ten-volume series and all the bibliographies, discographies and videographies from all the nine regional volumes. It is an essential reference that students, scholars and teachers will consult regularly.

I.w.w. Songs To Fan The Flames Of Discontent - A Facsimile Reprint of the Nineteenth Edition (1923) of the Little Red Song Book... I.w.w. Songs To Fan The Flames Of Discontent - A Facsimile Reprint of the Nineteenth Edition (1923) of the Little Red Song Book (Paperback)
PM Press
R129 R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Save R21 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Undoubtedly the most popular book in American labor history, the I.W.W.'s 'Little Red Song Book' has been a staple item on picket lines and at other workers' gatherings for generations, and has gone through numerous editions. As a result of I.W.W. efforts to keep up with the times, however, recent versions of the songbook have omitted most of the old-time favorites. The steadily mounting interest in Wobbly history warrants this facsimile edition from the union's Golden Age. 90 years ago these songs were sung with gusto in Wobbly halls, and they're still fun to sing today

Folk Song Sight Singing Book 5 (Sheet music): Edgar CROWE, Annie Lawton, W. Gillies WHITTAKER Folk Song Sight Singing Book 5 (Sheet music)
Edgar CROWE, Annie Lawton, W. Gillies WHITTAKER
R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A series of little books of short carefully graded folk tunes beginning with the simplest passages and progressing to more difficult leaps, rhythms, chromatics, and modulations. The later books introduce two-part sight singing.

Big Christmas Songbook (Paperback): Ann Barkway Big Christmas Songbook (Paperback)
Ann Barkway
R327 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R32 (10%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

(Music Sales America). Here's a feel-good assortment of music, stories and poems that perfectly captures the traditional spirit of Christmas The CD features sing-along songs to add to the fun Songs include: Infant Holy, Infant Lowly * Joy to the World * O Holy Night * See Amid the Winter's Snow * Sussex Carol * Unto Us a Child Is Born * While Shepherds Watched * and more.

Performing Englishness - Identity and Politics in a Contemporary Folk Resurgence (Paperback): Trish Winter, Simon Keegan-Phipps Performing Englishness - Identity and Politics in a Contemporary Folk Resurgence (Paperback)
Trish Winter, Simon Keegan-Phipps
R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Now available in paperback, Performing Englishness examines the growth in popularity and profile of the English folk arts in the first decade of the twenty-first century. In the only study of its kind, the authors explore how the folk resurgence speaks to a broader explosion of interest in the subject of English national and cultural identity. Combining approaches from British cultural studies and ethnomusicology, the book draws on ethnographic fieldwork, interviews with central figures of the resurgence and close analysis of music and dance as well as visual and discursive sources. Its presentation of the English case study calls for a rethinking of concepts such as revival and indigeneity. It will be of interest to students and scholars in cultural studies, ethnomusicology and related disciplines. -- .

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