Music & Dance - Theory


  • 12 Tone Music of Luigi Dallapiccola

    By Brian Alegant

    Our Price: $85.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781580463256
    • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Inc
    • Published: June 2010
    Luigi Dallapiccola was one of twentieth century's most accomplished and admired composers. His music incorporated many of the twelve-tone techniques developed by Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, and Anton von Webern, but blended their expressionistic impulses with an Ital-ianate sense of lyricism. Brian Alegant's The Twelve-Tone Music of Luigi Dallapiccola traces the evolution of Dallapiccola's compositional technique over a thirty-year period (1942-74). Using both historical and music-analytical lenses, this book documents the influences of Webern and Schoenberg (many of which have not been previously disclosed), and highlights Dallapiccola's innovative handling of harmony, form, and text setting.The Twelve-Tone Music of Luigi Dallapiccola sheds light on several works that have been virtually ignored and provides a long-needed account of Dallapiccola's idiosyncratic approach to twelve-tone composition. The first part of the book builds a conceptual and theoretical framework for the analysis of his twelve-tone music. The second part provides a fuller picture of his harmonic language and his penchant for text setting.Alegant's Dallapiccola book will be a crucial source of insights for readers-theorists, musicologists, composers, conductors, performers, pedagogues---who are interested in twentieth-century music in general and postwar Italian music and the Second Viennese School in particular."Alegant's sophisticated, accessible analyses deeply enrich our understanding of one of the most fascinating sound worlds from the twentieth century. The Twelve-Tone Music of Luigi Dallpiccola is a major achievement."--- Christoph Neidhofer, associate professor (music theory), Schulich School of Music, McGill University.
  • 24 Exercises, Op 37: Violin Method

    By Dont Jacob

    Our Price: $5.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780793556786
    • Publisher: G. Schirmer, Inc.
    • Published: November 1986
    (String Solo). For unaccompanied violin.
  • 28 Italian Songs And Arias of the 17th And 18th Centuries

    By Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780634082931
    • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corp
    • Published: June 2008
  • 33 Revolutions per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, from Billie Holiday to Green Day

    By Dorian Lynskey

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061670152
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: April 2011
    When pop music meets politics, the results are often thrilling, sometimes life changing, and never simple. 33 REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE is a history of protest music embodied in 33 songs that span seven decades and four continents, from Billie Holiday crooning “Strange Fruit” to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young paying tribute to the Vietnam protesters killed at Kent State in “Ohio,” to Green Day railing against President Bush and 21st-century media in “American Idiot” (now a Broadway musical). With the aid of exclusive new interviews, Dorian Lynskey explores the individuals, ideas, and events behind each song. This expansive survey examines how music has engaged with racial unrest, nuclear paranoia, apartheid, war, poverty, and oppression, offering hope, stirring anger, inciting action, and producing songs that continue to resonate years down the line, sometimes at great cost to the musicians involved. The book divides into five chapters of historical significance: 1939-1964; 1965-1973; 1973-1977; 1977-1987; 1989-2008. List of Songs and Albums in Text; List of 100 Recommended Songs. Sources, Index. 660p.
  • The 4 String Bassist's Guide to Understanding Music

    By Kevin Delaney

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781450545266
    • Publisher: Createspace
    • Published: March 2010
    If you play the 4 string bass, The 4 String Bassist's Guide to Understanding Music will help you to take your bass playing to the next level. This book introduces the bassist to the system of Diatonic Harmony and the scales, modes, chords, and arpeggio patterns that are found throughout the diatonic harmony system. The book uses diagrams and illustrations of the bass fingerboard and the piano keyboard to simplify concepts and identify patterns found in music, and relate these to the 4 string bass. While there is no requirement for the reader to play piano, access to a piano or electronic piano keyboard is beneficial, since the piano is used in addition to the bass fingerboard to provide the reader with a solid understanding of how scales, modes, chords, and arpeggios fit together musically and relate to each other. Also, the book does not require the reader to have the ability to read music. The only requirement is an open mind and the ability to apply the concepts taught here to your own bass playing.The 4 String Bassist's Guide to Understanding Music also introduces Super Scales - the last and only bass fingerboard maps you'll ever need! The Super Scales (presented in both Diatonic and Pentatonic form) greatly simplify the task of memorizing scales and modes in any key. Super Scales cover all four strings of the bass and all octaves, and they are very useful for bassists who improvise when playing. Many of the concepts discussed throughout the book are commonly taught in college level music theory courses, however, the goal of this book is to simplify these concepts to make them accessible to any bassist who is willing to take the time to read, understand, practice, and apply the material that is presented. While the book is written specifically for bassists who play the 4 string electric bass (fretted or fretless), bassists who play the double (upright acoustic) bass will also benefit from the book.
  • 50 Years Down a Country Road

    By Ralph Emery

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060937034
    • Publisher: It Books
    • Published: December 2001
  • 60 Music Quizzes for Theory & Reading

    By Jay Althouse

    Our Price: $24.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780739043981
    • Publisher: Alfred Pub Co
    • Published: May 2007
  • 77 Sulphate Strip

    By Barry Cain

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780954867492
    • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
    • Published: September 2012
    An eyewitness account of 1977 by one of the journalists allowed access to the bands. This is the true story of how it really felt and what really happened that year.
  • The Accessibility of Music: Participation, Reception, and Contact

    By Jochen Eisentraut

    Our Price: $103.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781107024830
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: January 2013
  • The Accordian in the Americas

    By Helena Simonett

    Our Price: $32.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780252078712
    • Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
    • Published: September 2012
    An invention of the Industrial Revolution, the accordion provided the less affluent with an inexpensive, loud, portable, and durable "one-man-orchestra" capable of producing melody, harmony, and bass all at once. Imported from Europe into the Americas, the accordion with its distinctive sound became a part of the aural landscape for millions of people but proved to be divisive: while the accordion formed an integral part of working-class musical expression, bourgeois commentators often derided it as vulgar and tasteless. This rich collection considers the accordion and its myriad forms, from the concertina, button accordion, and piano accordion familiar in European and North American music to the exotic-sounding South American bandoneón and the sanfoninha. Capturing the instrument's spread and adaptation to many different cultures in North and South America, contributors illuminate how the accordion factored into power struggles over aesthetic values between elites and working-class people who often were members of immigrant and/or marginalized ethnic communities. Specific histories and cultural contexts discussed include the accordion in Brazil, Argentine tango, accordion traditions in Colombia, cross-border accordion culture between Mexico and Texas, Cajun and Creole identity, working-class culture near Lake Superior, the virtuoso Italian-American and Klezmer accordions, Native American dance music, and American avant-garde. Contributors are María Susana Azzi, Egberto Bermúdez, Mark DeWitt, Joshua Horowitz, Sydney Hutchinson, Marion Jacobson, James P. Leary, Megwen Loveless, Richard March, Cathy Ragland, Helena Simonett, Jared Snyder, Janet L. Sturman, and Christine F. Zinni.