God in Sound and Silence: Music as Theology

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God in Sound and Silence: Music as Theology - Music, by its indeterminate levels of meaning, poses a necessary challenge to a theology bound up...

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Music, by its indeterminate levels of meaning, poses a necessary challenge to a theology bound up in words. Its distinctive nature as temporal and embodied allows a unique point of access to theological understanding. Yet music does not exist in a cultural vacuum, conveying universal truths, but is a part of the complex nature of human lives. This...

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Best of Piano Classics 2: 40 Arrangements of Famous Classical Masterpieces

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Best of Piano Classics 2: 40 Arrangements of Famous Classical Masterpieces - Following the success of the first volume of Best of Piano Classics (ED 9060), Schott now presents..


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Following the success of the first volume of Best of Piano Classics (ED 9060), Schott now presents another collection with a selection of 40 arrangements of popular classical masterpieces for the discerning amateur pianist to use over the years.

The contents include great works from Bach to Gershwin, ranging from chamber music, symphonies and concertos through to opera. This selection of musical...

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Music Theory and Composition: A Practical Approach

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Music Theory and Composition: A Practical Approach - Music Theory and Composition: A Practical Approach presents a pragmatic, accessible approach to ....

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Music Theory and Composition: A Practical Approach presents a pragmatic, accessible approach to music theory through an emphasis on melody and counterpoint. This focus explains the "why" of musical construction more clearly than the traditional approach of beginning with chords. By starting with a single melodic line and gradually adding voices in counterpoint, the book drills part-writing while simultaneously explaining functionality, first with scale...

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Immersive Sound Production

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Immersive Sound Production - Immersive Sound Production is a handbook for the successful implementation of immersive sound for...

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Immersive Sound Production is a handbook for the successful implementation of immersive sound for live sports and entertainment.

This book presents thorough explanations of production practices and possibilities and takes the reader through the essentials of immersive sound capture and creation with real world examples of microphones, mixing and mastering practices...

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Coproduction: Collaboration in Music Production (Perspectives on Music Production)

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Coproduction: Collaboration in Music Production (Perspectives on Music Production) - Coproduction is dedicated specifically to the study of an emerging field in music production mus....

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Coproduction is dedicated specifically to the study of an emerging field in music production musicology. It explores the limits of what this field might be, from the workings of a few individuals producing music together in the studio, to vast contributions of whole societies producing popular music.

Taking a wide-ranging approach to examining the field...

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The Routledge Handbook of Audio Description

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The Routledge Handbook of Audio Description - This Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the expanding field of audio description, the ...

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This Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the expanding field of audio description, the practice of rendering the visual elements of a multimodal product such as a film, painting, or live performance in the spoken mode, for the benefit principally of the blind and visually impaired community. This volume brings together scholars, researchers, practitioners and service providers, such as...

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The Art of Post-Tonal Analysis: Thirty-Three Graphic Music Analyses

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The Art of Post-Tonal Analysis: Thirty-Three Graphic Music Analyses - The Art of Post-Tonal Analysis consists of analyses of thirty-three musical passages or entire short

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The Art of Post-Tonal Analysis consists of analyses of thirty-three musical passages or entire short works in a variety of post-tonal styles. For each piece author Joseph N. Straus shows how it is put together and what sense might be made of it: how the music goes. Along the way, he shows
the value of post-tonal theory in addressing these questions, and in revealing something...

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The Art of Post-Tonal Analysis: Thirty-Three Graphic Music Analyses

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The Art of Post-Tonal Analysis: Thirty-Three Graphic Music Analyses - The Art of Post-Tonal Analysis consists of analyses of thirty-three musical passages or entire short

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The Art of Post-Tonal Analysis consists of analyses of thirty-three musical passages or entire short works in a variety of post-tonal styles. For each piece author Joseph N. Straus shows how it is put together and what sense might be made of it: how the music goes. Along the way, he shows
the value of post-tonal theory in addressing these questions, and in revealing something of the fascination and beauty of...

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Graphic Music Analysis: An Introduction to Schenkerian Theory and Practice

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Graphic Music Analysis: An Introduction to Schenkerian Theory and Practice - Graphic Music Analysis presents Schenkerian analysis in a practical and engaging manner that will...


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Graphic Music Analysis presents Schenkerian analysis in a practical and engaging manner that will resonate with musicology, theory, and composition students, as well as performing musicians. With over 650 musical examples, Eric Wen guides students through the step-by-step process of creating graphic representations of music and reveals how Schenkerian ideas evolve out of analytical issues in the works...

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Music, Leisure, Education: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives

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Music, Leisure, Education: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives - This book explores historical and philosophical connections between music, leisure, and education.


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This book explores historical and philosophical connections between music, leisure, and education. Specifically, it considers how music learning, teaching, and participation can be reconceptualized in terms of leisure. Taking as its starting point "the art of living" and the ethical question of how one should live, the book engages a wide range of scholarship to...

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Alexi Laiho – Chaos, Control & Guitar

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Alexi Laiho – Chaos, Control & Guitar - Alexi LaihoWhen a punk rocker's attitude to life is combined with dazzling technical know-how on....

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“I choose to live by the notion that the entire globe is our playground.” - Alexi Laiho

When a punk rocker's attitude to life is combined with dazzling technical know-how on the electric guitar, a larger-than-life story begins to unfold.

Relentless practice, horror movies, and vintage cars. Hard rock and even harder partying. These are the elements that Alexi “Wildchild” Laiho is known for. In his candid...

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Music as Message: An Introduction to Musical Semantics

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Music as Message: An Introduction to Musical Semantics - Music is often defined as art for the ear, as the language of feeling, of the heart, as sound play..

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Music is often defined as art for the ear, as the language of feeling, of the heart, as sound play, or as the science of composition. But music also conveys intellectual and emotional experiences, literary, religious, philosophical, social and political ideas. Countless composers encrypt contents in their music that can be deciphered by a variety of methods. This book is designed as an introduction to the...

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Sound Authorities Scientific and Musical Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century Britain

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Sound Authorities Scientific and Musical Knowledge in Nineteenth-Century Britain - Sound Authorities shows how experiences of music and sound played a crucial role in nineteenth-ce...

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Sound Authorities shows how experiences of music and sound played a crucial role in nineteenth-century scientific inquiry in Britain.

In Sound Authorities, Edward J. Gillin focuses on hearing and aurality in Victorian Britain, claiming that the development of the natural sciences in this era cannot be understood without attending to the study of sound and music...

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Making Music for Life: Rediscover Your Musical Passion

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Making Music for Life: Rediscover Your Musical Passion - Roots musician Gayla M. Mills will help you take your next step, whether you play jazz, roots, class


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Do you hope to expand your musical circle? Need inspiration and practical ideas for overcoming setbacks? Love music and seek new ways to enjoy it? Roots musician Gayla M. Mills will help you take your next step, whether you play jazz, roots, classical, or rock. You'll become a better musician, learning the best ways to practice, improve your singing, enjoy playing with others, get gigs and record, and...

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DJ Screw: A Life in Slow Revolution

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DJ Screw: A Life in Slow Revolution - In the 1990s, in a spare room of his Houston home, he developed a revolutionary mixing technique....


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DJ Screw, a.k.a. Robert Earl Davis Jr., changed rap and hip-hop forever. In the 1990s, in a spare room of his Houston home, he developed a revolutionary mixing technique known as chopped and screwed. Spinning two copies of a record, Screw would "chop" in new rhythms, bring in local rappers to freestyle over the tracks, and slow the recording down on tape. Soon Houstonians were lining up to buy his...

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Musical Revolutions: How the Sounds of the Western World Changed

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Musical Revolutions: How the Sounds of the Western World Changed - The invention of music notation by a skittish Italian monk in the eleventh century. The introduct...

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The invention of music notation by a skittish Italian monk in the eleventh century. The introduction of multilayered hymns in the Middle Ages. The birth of opera in a Venice rebelling against the church’s pious restraints. Baroque, Romantic, and atonal music; bebop and cool jazz; Bach and Liszt; Miles Davis and John Coltrane. In telling the exciting story of Western music’s evolution, Stuart Isacoff...​

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Re-Making Sound

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Re-Making Sound - Re-Making Sound is concise and flexible primer to sound studies.

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Re-Making Sound is concise and flexible primer to sound studies. It takes students through six ways of conceptualizing sound and its links to other social phenomena: soundscapes; noise; sound and semiotics of the voice; sound and/through/in text; background sound/sound design; and sound art. Each chapter summarizes the history and scholarly theoretical underpinnings of these areas and concludes with a...

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The Music of Herbert Howells

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The Music of Herbert Howells - Herbert Howells (1892-1983) was a prodigiously gifted musician and the favourite student of the n...

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Herbert Howells (1892-1983) was a prodigiously gifted musician and the favourite student of the notoriously hard-to-please Sir Charles Villiers Stanford. Throughout his long life, he was one of the country's most prominent composers, writing extensively in all genres except the symphony and opera. Yet today he is known mostly for his church music, and there is as yet relatively little serious study of his...

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Classical Music 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Classical Music

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Classical Music 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Classical Music - For anyone who is aching to discover classical music, this comprehensive and accessible book is the

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For anyone who is aching to discover classical music, this comprehensive and accessible book is the ideal teacher. Writing in the clear and highly entertaining prose that made Opera 101 the standard text in its field, Fred Plotkin--music expert, teacher, lecturer, and famous author--presents classical music in a way that respects both the reader and the art form. In Classical Music 101...

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Composing for the Screen (PERFORM)

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Composing for the Screen (PERFORM) - This book is a collection of essays written by and interviews with working composers for film and...

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This book is a collection of essays written by and interviews with working composers for film and television, and video games, exploring the business side of composing, addressing the lack of understanding about career development and business responsibilities as they relate to composers.

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What a time to be a composer! There have never been more opportunities or...

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The Player Piano and Musical Labor

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The Player Piano and Musical Labor - By the early 20th century the machine aesthetic was a well-established and dominant interest that fu

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By the early 20th century the machine aesthetic was a well-established and dominant interest that fundamentally transformed musical performance and listening practices. While numerous scholars have examined this aesthetic in art and literature, musical compositions representing industrialized labor practices and the role of the machine in music remain largely unexplored. Moreover, in...

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Modern Guitar Method Grade 3, Expanded Edition (English Edition)

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Modern Guitar Method Grade 3, Expanded Edition (English Edition) - This expanded edition of the acclaimed Modern Guitar Method Grade 3 contains outstanding solos.....

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This expanded edition of the acclaimed Modern Guitar Method Grade 3 contains outstanding solos, etudes, chord melody studies, scale studies and duets in the keys of A, F#m, G, D, Em, Bm, F, Dm, Bb, Gm, Eb, Cm, Ab and Fm! In addition, 2nd and 3rd positions are thoroughly explored. Every concept in the original Grade 3 has been expanded with ample playing material. Completion of this text will assure that the guitar student is well on the way to becoming an...

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Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer: The Guitarist Who Changed the Sound of American Music

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Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer: The Guitarist Who Changed the Sound of American Music - Over a period of forty-five years, Bill Frisell has established himself as one of the most innova...



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'Outlines the subject's life in a series of scrupulous strokes and intimate interviews that are rare in such undertakings . . . a cool, casual victory.'
IRISH TIMES

Over a period of forty-five years, Bill Frisell has established himself as one of the most innovative and influential musicians at work today.

Growing up playing clarinet in orchestras and marching bands, Frisell has...

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Knowledge Building in Early Modern English Music

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Knowledge Building in Early Modern English Music - Knowledge Building in Early Modern English Music is a rich, interdisciplinary investigation into the



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Knowledge Building in Early Modern English Music is a rich, interdisciplinary investigation into the role of music and musical culture in the development of metaphysical thought in late sixteenth-, early seventeenth-century England. The book considers how music presented questions about the relationships between the mind, body, passions, and the soul, drawing out examples of domestic...

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Education, Music, and the Lives of Undergraduates: Collegiate a Cappella and the Pursuit of Happines

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Education, Music, and the Lives of Undergraduates: Collegiate a Cappella and the Pursuit of Happines - The undergraduate years are a special time of life for many students.

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The undergraduate years are a special time of life for many students. They are a time for study, yes, but also a time for making independent decisions over what to do beyond formal education. This book is based on a nine-year study of collegiate a cappella - a socio-musical practice that has exploded on college campuses since the 1990s. A defining feature of collegiate a cappella is that it is a student-run...

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