Music & Dance - Theory


  • 27: A History of the 27 Club through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse

    By Howard Sounes

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780306821684
    • Publisher: Da Capo Press
    • Published: November 2013
    Over 180 interviews conducted by the author shed new light on and examine previously undiscovered connections between the famed members of the infamous "27 Club"
  • 33 Revolutions per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, from Billie Holiday to Green Day

    By Dorian Lynskey

    Our Price: $10.00
    • 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.
  • 50 Years Down a Country Road

    By Ralph Emery

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060937034
    • Publisher: It Books
    • Published: December 2001
  • Aesthetic of the Cool: Afro-Atlantic Art and Music

    By Robert Farris Thompson

    Our Price: $24.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781934772959
    • Publisher: Periscope Publishing, Ltd.
    • Published: June 2009
    This book presents the best of Yale professor Robert Farris Thompson’s essays on Afro-Atlantic art and music that he wrote from 1963 through 2006. Edited for this volume, they offer a riveting guide to Afro-Atlantic culture, from the tango to James Hampton’s glittering throne of the Third Heaven. One significant piece on David Hammons, a leading figure in contemporary art, appears here for the first time. Among a staggering array of topics, other essays consider bus painting in Haiti, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s love of jazz; hip-hop; Cuban Kongo altars, the art of Jose Bedia, and American yard art and bottle trees. Many of the color illustrations reproduce Thompson’s photographs of dance, altars, and lost masterpieces of yard art.
  • Agustin Lara: A Cultural Biography

    By Andrew Grant Wood

    Our Price: $24.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780199892457
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: July 2014
  • Alfred's Basic Guitar Chord Chart

    By Alfred Publishing

    Our Price: $2.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780739048955
    • Publisher: Alfred Pub Co
    • Published: October 1996
    Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method has introduced over 3 million beginners to the joy of playing guitar. As part of the ABG series, Alfred's Basic Guitar Chord Chart is the essential reference guide for every beginning guitarist. This chart includes all the basic chords in every key. It's the perfect reference for any stage of development. Now nothing can stop guitarists from learning every song!
  • Alfred's Basic Guitar Theory 1 & 2

    By Morty Manus

    Our Price: $7.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780739048962
    • Publisher: Alfred Pub Co
    • Published: June 1995
    Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method has introduced over 3 million beginners to the joy of playing guitar. This updated and expanded edition features a new layout, making it easier to read and learn. Now included are blues, country, folk, jazz, and rock styles, plus more pop songs! Learning to play has never been easier or more fun than with Alfred's Basic Guitar Method---the first and best choice for today's beginning guitar students. As part of the ABG series, Alfred's Basic Guitar Theory, Books 1 & 2 will help any guitarist enhance his or her knowledge of theory. Note and rhythm reading, scales, chords, and progressions are just some of the topics covered. Use this book alone or to supplement any method.
  • Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory

    By Andrew Surmani

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780882848976
    • Publisher: Alfred Pub Co
    • Published: June 1999
    Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory is designed for students of any age, whether listeners or performers, who want to have a better understanding of the language of music. In this all-in-one theory course, you will learn the essentials of music through concise lessons, practice your music reading and writing skills in the exercises, improve your listening skills with the available ear-training CDs (sold separately), and test your knowledge with a review that completes each unit.The Student Complete Book includes Books 1-3 in a spiral-bound format.Book 1 (Lessons 1-25):Staff, Notes and PitchesTreble & Bass ClefsGrad Staff & Ledger LinesNote ValuesMeasure, Bar Line and Double Bar2/4, 3/4 & 4/4 Time SignaturesWhole, Half & Quarter Notes/RestsDotted Half & Quarter NotesTies & SlursRepeat Sign, 1st & 2nd EndingsEighth Notes & RestsDynamic Signs, Tempo Marks & ArticulationD.C., D.S., Coda & FineFlats, Sharps & Naturals Book 2 (Lessons 25-50):Tetrachords & Major ScalesKey SignaturesChromatic ScaleIntervals, Circle of FifthsPerfect, Major & Minor IntervalsAugmented & Diminished IntervalsSolf?ge & TranspositionSixteenth Notes & RestsDotted Eighth Notes & Eighth Note TripletsCommon Time & Cut Time3/8 & 6/8 Time SignaturesPick-up Notes & SyncopationPrimary & Major TriadsScale Degree NamesDominant 7th ChordBook 3 (Lessons 51-75):1st & 2nd Inversions of TriadsInversions of V7 ChordsFigured BassMajor Chord ProgressionsMinor Scales, Minor TriadsAugmented & Diminished TriadsPrimary Triads in Minor KeysMinor Chord ProgressionsModesHarmonizing a Melody in Major and Minor KeysBroken Chords & Arpeggiated AccompanimentsPassing and Neighboring TonesComposing a Melody in Major and Minor Keys12-Bar Blues Chord Progression & Blues ScaleBasic Fo
  • Alfred's Music for Little Mozarts, Music Workbook 1

    By Christine H. Barden

    Our Price: $8.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780882849683
    • Publisher: Alfred Pub Co
    • Published: December 1998
    The Music Workbook contains pages of coloring, tracing, matching, ear training and listening that have been carefully designed to reinforce the musical concepts introduced in the Music Lesson Book 1. In full color, 48 pages.
  • All Music Guide to Soul

    By Vladimir Bogdanov

    Our Price: $28.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780879307448
    • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corp
    • Published: October 2003
    Informative biographies, essays, reviews, and discographies trace soul's growth from its roots in blues and gospel and its flowering in Memphis and Motown to its many branches today.
  • All You Have to Do Is Listen: Music Fom the Inside Out

    By Rob Kapilow

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780470385449
    • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
    • Published: September 2008
    Composer, musician, and host of NPR's 'What Makes It Great?' Rob Kapilow has for years been helping audiences to find deeper and more disinct meaning in the music that they listen to. Through his systematic explainations of form, and the suprising similarities to other types of literature and art, he has developed a new way of understanding the wordless stories that are told in concert halls the world over. In 'All You Have to Do Is Listen' Kapilow provides readers with a comperhensive introduction to the art of listening with menaing and intent. Suitable for experienced conducters of casual listeners, this companion to making sense of music will change the way you hear it all.
  • Almost Nothing with Luc Ferrari

    By Jacqueline Caux

    Our Price: $22.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780982743911
    • Publisher: Errant Bodies Press
    • Published: March 2013
  • Altered State: The Story of Ecstasy Culture and Acid House

    By Matthew Collin

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781852426040
    • Publisher: SERPENT'S TAIL
    • Published: November 1998
  • America's Musical Life: A History

    By Richard Crawford

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393327267
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton
    • Published: October 2005
    In chronicling American music's bountiful heritage, this 'superb book - the best one-volume history yet on the subject - presents the whole sweep of U.S. cultivated and traditional music - from 16th-century Native American through late20th-century urban hip-hop culture. 200 illus. 192p.
  • America's Song: The Story of Yankee Doodle

    By Stuart Murray

    Our Price: $10.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781884592188
    • Publisher: Images from the Past
    • Published: July 1999
    Recounts the development of the familiar song from a Dutch insult for the English colonists, to an expression of American bravado during the Revolution, to the Civil War, and outlines the changes that were made to the lyrics.