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Sound At Sight Electronic Keyboard (Initial-Grade 5) (Paperback): Lars Aass Sound At Sight Electronic Keyboard (Initial-Grade 5) (Paperback)
Lars Aass; Edited by Jeremy Ward
R116 R97 Discovery Miles 970 Save R19 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book offers a wealth of approachable and attractive sight reading pieces which are carefully graded to match Trinity's requirements: invaluable practice material for all keyboard players at this stage and vital preparation for Trinity examinations.
This book is based around the sight-reading tests for electronic keyboard and aims to help players develop their skills and build confidence.

A Century of American Popular Music (Hardcover, annotated edition): David A Jasen A Century of American Popular Music (Hardcover, annotated edition)
David A Jasen
R3,125 R2,963 Discovery Miles 29 630 Save R162 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


A Century of American Popular Music is an annotated index to over 2,000 of the most popular, best-remembered, historically important and otherwise influential and interesting popular music songs, from the landmark publication of Scott Joplin's 'Maple Leaf Rag' to the latest rap hit. It provides a mass of often hard-to-come-by information in a single resource: song title, composer, lyricist, publisher, date of copyright and genre. The annotations include, where possible, a discussion of the history of the song, how it was written, who popularized it, notable recordings with their original issue numbers and cover versions. Also included are indices by composer, publisher, and year of publication.

The Twang Dynasty - From Memphis to Merthyr - Guitarists That Rocked the World (Paperback): Deke Leonard The Twang Dynasty - From Memphis to Merthyr - Guitarists That Rocked the World (Paperback)
Deke Leonard
R421 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R87 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
How Music Can Make You Better (Hardcover): Indre Viskontas How Music Can Make You Better (Hardcover)
Indre Viskontas
R203 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R39 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

“This brilliant little book is clear, lucid, and easy to read. It is packed with fascinating information that I didn't know, and I suspect most people don't know either. I shall give it to lots of friends.”

Jonathan Lynn, comedy legend, director of My Cousin Vinny, co-writer of Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister

How can certain songs carry us through a tough workout, comfort us after a breakup, or unite 50,000 diverse fans? In this fascinating field guide, neuroscientist and opera singer Indre Viskontas investigates what music is and how it can change us for the better―from deep in our neurons to across our entire society. Whether hip-hop fans, classically trained pianists, or vinyl collectors, readers will think about their favorite songs in a whole new way by the end of this book. This is a vibrant and smart gift for any audiophile.

More praise for How Music Can Make You Better:

“Music is perhaps the strangest and most powerful of all human creations. It communicates directly what cannot be expressed in words― our complex emotions, and the richness of our experience. Finally, Indre Viskontas, combining her deep knowledge of neuroscience and music, has lifted the veil on the mysterious effects of music to move us, showing us not only how the human brain creates the magical patterns of music but also why music has the power to affect us like no other form of communication. An extremely important and inspiring book.”

Robert Greene, best-selling author of The 48 Laws of Power

Voices Found - Free Jazz and Singing (Paperback): Chris Tonelli Voices Found - Free Jazz and Singing (Paperback)
Chris Tonelli
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Der junge Pop-Chor Band 5 (Book/CD) (Paperback): Der junge Pop-Chor Band 5 (Book/CD) (Paperback)
R293 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R41 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Wassail! Unison Edition (Sheet music): Wassail! Unison Edition (Sheet music)
R300 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R48 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Nabokov at the Limits - Redrawing Critical Boundaries (Hardcover): Lisa Zunshine Nabokov at the Limits - Redrawing Critical Boundaries (Hardcover)
Lisa Zunshine; Edited by Lisa Zunshine
R2,108 Discovery Miles 21 080 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The eleven contributors to this volume investigate the connections between Nabokov's output and the fields of painting, music, and ballet.

Singing to the Lyre in Renaissance Italy - Memory, Performance, and Oral Poetry (Hardcover): Blake Wilson Singing to the Lyre in Renaissance Italy - Memory, Performance, and Oral Poetry (Hardcover)
Blake Wilson
R2,375 Discovery Miles 23 750 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Don't Worry 'Bout the Bear - From the Blues to Jazz, Rock & Roll and Black Sabbath (Paperback): Ron Simpson Don't Worry 'Bout the Bear - From the Blues to Jazz, Rock & Roll and Black Sabbath (Paperback)
Ron Simpson
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Last Night a Bidet Drenched My Wife - ...And Other Misheard Lyrics (Hardcover): @Trouteyes With Moose Allain Last Night a Bidet Drenched My Wife - ...And Other Misheard Lyrics (Hardcover)
@Trouteyes With Moose Allain 1
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Pickups, Windings and Magnets... - And the Guitar Became Electric (Paperback): Mario Milan Pickups, Windings and Magnets... - And the Guitar Became Electric (Paperback)
Mario Milan; Illustrated by Mario Milan; Photographs by Claudio Prosperini, Claudio Caldana
R583 R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Save R124 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

(Guitar). Guitar collectors rejoice The first book to examine pickups in detail is here Covers everything from the first experiments to classic models conceived for Rickenbacker, Gibson, Fender, Gretsch, Danelectro, Epiphone and others, with an overview of Japanese and European manufacturers. Includes a 32-page color section of the most popular models and rarities, a timeline, info on building pickups and technical specs, and biographical notes on George Beauchamp, Leo Fender, Seth Lover, Larry DiMarzio and Seymour Duncan.

Encrypted Messages in Alban Berg's Music (Hardcover): Siglind Bruhn Encrypted Messages in Alban Berg's Music (Hardcover)
Siglind Bruhn
R2,112 Discovery Miles 21 120 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The 12 new essays in this volume explore the relationship between text and music in Alban Berg's works. The book examines the biographical issues that made such expressive choices attractive to the composer, and explores ways in which works not involving explicit verbal texts create signification, allusion, and reference.

Sound At Sight Guitar (Grades 4-8) (Sheet music): Lars Aass Sound At Sight Guitar (Grades 4-8) (Sheet music)
Lars Aass; Edited by Lee Sollory
R127 R107 Discovery Miles 1 070 Save R20 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book of sightreading tests for guitar offers a wealth of approachable and attractive pieces each carefully graded to match exam requirements. This latest addition to the Sound At Sight series provides invaluable practice material for guitarists and is vital preparation for examinations.

The Real Book - Staff Paper (Paperback): Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation The Real Book - Staff Paper (Paperback)
Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
R353 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R50 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

(Fake Book). This unique staff paper is the alternative to the plethora of poorly designed, no-writing-space manuscript paper that abounds on the market. The Real Book Staff Paper pages are designed to allow plenty of room for notes, ledger lines, text, and other musical notation. Sheets are perforated with three-hole punches and nine staves per page. 400 pages in all

Global Bollywood - Travels of Hindi Song and Dance (Paperback): Sangita Gopal, Sujata Moorti Global Bollywood - Travels of Hindi Song and Dance (Paperback)
Sangita Gopal, Sujata Moorti
R509 R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Save R67 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Bollywood movies and their signature song-and-dance spectacles are an aesthetic familiar to people around the world, and Bollywood music now provides the rhythm for ads marketing goods such as computers and a beat for remixes and underground bands. These musical numbers have inspired scenes in Western films such as Vanity Fair" and Moulin Rouge. "

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Global Bollywood "shows how this currency in popular culture and among diasporic communities marks only the latest phase of the genreOCOs world travels. This interdisciplinary collection describes the many roots and routes of the Bollywood song-and-dance spectacle. Examining the reception of Bollywood music in places as diverse as Indonesia and Israel, the essays offer a stimulating redefinition of globalization, highlighting the cultural influence of Hindi film music from its origins early in the twentieth century to today.

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Contributors: Walter Armbrust, Oxford U; Anustup Basu, U of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Nilanjana Bhattacharjya, Colorado College; Edward K. Chan, Kennesaw State U; Bettina David, Hamburg U; Rajinder Dudrah, U of Manchester; Shanti Kumar, U of Texas, Austin; Monika Mehta, Binghamton U; Anna Morcom, Royal Holloway College; Ronie Parciack, Tel Aviv U; Biswarup Sen, U of Oregon; Sangita Shrestova; Richard Zumkhawala-Cook, Shippensburg U.

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Sangita Gopal is assistant professor of English at the University of Oregon. Sujata Moorti is professor of womenOCOs and gender studies at Middlebury College."

Central European Folk Music - An Annotated Bibliography of Sources in German (Hardcover, annotated edition): Philip V. Bohlman Central European Folk Music - An Annotated Bibliography of Sources in German (Hardcover, annotated edition)
Philip V. Bohlman
R1,884 Discovery Miles 18 840 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is the first annotated bibliography, in German or English, to gather the rich sources for German-language folk-music scholarship. It presents a comprehensive view of both historical and contemporary trends in a field embracing folkloristics and ethnomusicology, as well as philological and cultural studies. Beginning with early theories of folk song-formulated by Herder, Goethe, the Brothers Grimm, and others-the book examines the most important collections of the 19th-century folk-song movement, and surveys the 20th-century institutions and publications that have made folk-music scholarship essential to an understanding of German-speaking Europe.
The book represents the enormous diversity of folk music. Ideas of genre and classification contrast with the ways in which minority and ethnic groups have contributed to the complex constructs of 19th- and 20th-century nationalism. The intellectual history in this book often takes the form of a clash between institutions and the forceful personalities of scholars who theorized that folk music was the product of individuals or the linguistic core of nations. Entries that illustrate the ways in which constructs of folk music have contributed to the politics of culture (e.g., in Nazi Germany or in the workers' culture of the former German Democratic Republic) also constitute the expansive musical landscape covered by this book
The author includes diverse disciplinary perspectives, not just those of folklorists, but also concepts from ethnomusicology, historical musicology, and religious and cultural studies. In addition to traditional studies of the canons of German folk music (e.g., ballads and singing-society repertories), Bohlman includes studies of religious and ethnic minorities, and of German folk music in nations and regions outside Central Europe. The comprehensive nature of this book, not only makes available a rich history of scholarship, but also contextualizes Central European folk music as a vital and critical discipline for the interpretation of a changing Europe. Includes index.

Classical Music Criticism (Hardcover): Robert D. Schick Classical Music Criticism (Hardcover)
Robert D. Schick
R2,107 Discovery Miles 21 070 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The first new survey of the field in more than 60 years, this study concentrates on the basics of music criticism. Because it focuses on core issues and proven principles, the book is likely to become the standard work on the subject. It is written for the audience that reads music criticism in newspapers and popular journals: professional and amateur musicians, scholars, teachers, researchers, librarians, students, music lovers, journalists, and critics. The topics are covered in depth and observations are thoroughly documented, yet the material is enjoyable to read because the writing is easy to understand and special terminology is held to an absolute minimum.
The commentary addresses the function of music criticism, the qualifications and training of a critic, the relationship between music criticism and other aspects of journalism, and the principles behind value judgments. Three chapters are devoted to the concert and opera review, one to reviewing recordings, another to radio and television criticism, and one to reviewing ethnic music. Thirty-eight reviews are quoted and analyzed, and 13 are presented in their entirety, along with critical commentary. Index. Appendix. Bibliography

Earl Scruggs and Foggy Mountain Breakdown (Paperback): Goldsmith Earl Scruggs and Foggy Mountain Breakdown (Paperback)
Goldsmith
R392 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R74 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Christmas Carol Reader (Hardcover): William E. Studwell, Frank Hoffmann, B.Lee Cooper The Christmas Carol Reader (Hardcover)
William E. Studwell, Frank Hoffmann, B.Lee Cooper
R1,988 Discovery Miles 19 880 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Like that Biblical, astronomical star of Bethlehem, The Christmas Carol Reader guides readers on their quest for information about Christmas songs. Studwell gathers a composite picture of the world's most important and famous carols and includes an ample selection of lesser-known Christmas songs. All of the carols are presented in their historical and cultural contexts which adds to readers'understanding and appreciation of the songs.As the only book that covers this elusive topic, The Christmas Carol Reader informs and entertains readers on over 200 songs of all types (sacred and secular), of all periods (Middle Ages through the 20th century), and from a number of countries and cultures. Because many of the songs in The Christmas Carol Reader fit into more than one distinct category, Studwell wisely divides the songs into two major groups--those that reflect Christmas as a Holy Day and those that celebrate Christmas as a Holiday. Here is just a sample of the breadth of coverage of songs: Sacred: From Heaven Above to Earth I Come; O Come, O Come Emmanuel; Angels From the Realms of Glory; As With Gladness Men of Old; O Holy Night (Cantique de Noel); Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne Secular: Happy Holiday; A Holly Jolly Christmas; God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen; Silver Bells; Here Comes Santa Claus; I'll Be Home for Christmas Medieval: Puer Natus in Bethlehem (A Boy Is Born in Bethlehem); Coventry Carol; I Sing of a Maiden; La marche des rois (The March of the Kings); In Dulci Jubilo 1500--1700's: Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella; I Saw Three Ships; Carol of the Bagpipers 1800's: Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful); O Little Town of Bethlehem; What Child Is This?; It Came Upon a Midnight Clear; Stille Nacht, Heiliege Nacht (Silent Night) Spirituals: Go Tell It on the Mountain; I Wonder as I Wander; Mary Had a Baby; Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow Little Known: O Bethlehem!; The Sleep of the Infant Jesus; Song of the Nuns of Chester Countries and Cultures: O Tannenbaum; Lulajze Jezuniu (Polish Lullaby); Fum, Fum, Fum; Carol of the Bells; Patapan; El rorro (The Babe) As readers learn about the history and nature of the Christmas carol in general and the specific history of individual religious and secular carols, they will learn some history and nature of the holiday season which can bring more enjoyment into their celebrations for years to come.On long winter nights, The Christmas Carol Reader can be read continuously as a series of fact-based commentaries on Christmas music. For shorter periods in between holiday activities, readers can peruse one of the topical sections or select, with the aid of the title index, an individual essay of interest. As a library reference, this book can provide facts for research on Christmas songs or just provide an entertaining education for curious library patrons.

Teaching Kids to Sing (Paperback, 2nd edition): Kenneth Phillips Teaching Kids to Sing (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Kenneth Phillips
R977 R819 Discovery Miles 8 190 Save R158 (16%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

A foundational text in music education, TEACHING KIDS TO SING, 2e delivers a developmental program of exercises and skills to help all students achieve confident, accurate, and expressive singing. Founded on the principle that singing is a "learned" skill and grounded in the latest physiological research, this popular text provides a groundbreaking, step-by-step methodology for energizing the body, breath, ear, voice, and song. Thoroughly revised and updated, the new Second Edition includes a revision of the basic methodology, updated research on young singers, a separate new section on vocal physiology, contemporary music selections, and much more.

Exploring the Guitar For Dummies (Paperback): Consumer Dummies Exploring the Guitar For Dummies (Paperback)
Consumer Dummies
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Theory Of Music Made Easy Grade 6 (Paperback): Loh Phaik Kheung Theory Of Music Made Easy Grade 6 (Paperback)
Loh Phaik Kheung
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I Was a Teenage Banshee (Paperback): S. Webster I Was a Teenage Banshee (Paperback)
S. Webster
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Blues Before Sunrise 2 - Interviews From the Chicago Scene (Paperback): Steve Cushing Blues Before Sunrise 2 - Interviews From the Chicago Scene (Paperback)
Steve Cushing
R473 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R100 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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