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Music, magic and myth are elements essential to the identities of New Orleans musicians. The city's singular contributions to popular music around the world have been unrivaled; performing this music authentically requires collective improvisation, taking performers on sonorous sojourns in unanticipated, 'magical' moments; and membership in the city's musical community entails participation in the myth of New Orleans, breathing new... more...

Few genres of the last 250 years have proved so crucial to the course of music history, or so vital to public musical experience, as the symphony. This Companion offers an accessible guide to the historical, analytical and interpretative issues surrounding this major genre of Western music, discussing an extensive variety of works from the eighteenth century to the present day. The book complements a detailed review of the symphony's history with... more...

Michael Friedmann's Ear Training for Twentieth-Century Music is a skills text; using non-tonal materials, students are asked to improvise at the keyboard, sing at sight, take dictation, memorize melodies by rote, and identify selected set classes by eye and ear.

Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study, Second Edition, is a comprehensive textbook for those with no previous study in jazz, as well as those in advanced theory courses. Written with the goal to bridge theory and practice, it provides a strong theoretical foundation from music fundamentals to post-tonal theory, while integrating ear training, keyboard skills, and improvisation. It hosts "play-along" audio tracks on a Companion... more...



Bamako Sounds tells the story of an African city, its people, their values, and their music. Centered on the music and musicians of Bamako, Mali’s booming capital city, this book reveals a community of artists whose lives and works evince a complex world shaped by urban culture, postcolonialism, musical expression, religious identity, and intellectual property. Drawing on years of ethnographic research with... more...

Many different voices, all speaking of the vibrant lives and times of four young men, and the legacy that touched the whole world. As long as popular culture exists, the music, image and legend of the Beatles will never fade. The Beatles: Paperback Writer is a unique volume containing over 40 years of interviews, articles, reviews and essays, spanning the whole of the Beatles’ career, from accounts of the group’s rise in 1962 to... more...

The conductor—tuxedoed, imposingly poised above an orchestra, baton waving dramatically—is a familiar figure even for those who never set foot in an orchestral hall. As a veritable icon for classical music, the conductor has also been subjected to some ungenerous caricatures, presented variously as unhinged gesticulator, indulged megalomaniac, or even outright impostor. Consider, for example: Bugs Bunny as Leopold Stokowski,... more...

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). This updated second edition features the lyrics to almost 200 songs from the Fab Four's vast musical library, including a bonus section of cover songs. This must-own souvenir for all Beatles fans and songwriters is an amazing tribute to the most influential band in pop history. A complete discography is also included, with lots of great full-page photos throughout the book, and a song title index.

If you're an experienced user of Pro Tools and you want to take your skills to the next level, this guide is for you. Packed with advanced tips, tricks, and useful screenshots, "Pro Tools® Overdrive!" helps you get the most out of Pro Tools -- both TDM and LE versions. Rather than waste time on the basics, you'll learn many power techniques gleaned from the author's extensive experience with Pro Tools. Whether you are the owner of Pro Tools 6.7 or... more...