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.
  • 33 1/3 Greatest Hits, Vol. 2

    By David Barker

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780826428769
    • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
    • Published: October 2007
    The second compendium of extracts from Continuum's acclaimed and successful 33 1/3 series,Volume 2 features 20 sharp, savvy and very different writers' takes on albums by Neutral Milk Hotel, Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, David Bowie, the Pixies, the Beastie Boys, Nirvana, R.E.M, the Band and many more. A perfect gift for the music lover in your life!
  • 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
  • Advanced Guitar Theory and Technique Applied to the Metal and Shred Genres

    By L. Herman

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781478387374
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
    • Published: October 2012
    Advanced Guitar Theory and Technique Applied to the Metal and Shred genres is an excellent tool to for the intermediate to advanced guitarist wanting to take their technique and knowledge to new, previously unobtainable levels. Throughout the book numerous examples are given that relate theory and technique to the lesson that is being taught. After reading this book you will be able to solo over any background in any style that you choose and always play in tune. Although this book is written with the metal and shred player in the forefront, it is equally effective as a learning resource for any style of playing. The book is divided into three main sections that epitomize the essence of metal and shred guitar; Theory, Arpeggios and Speed Picking.The Theory section employs pattern based methods for teaching modal theory and uses multiple angles and approaches to help you understand and visualize the fretboard. The Arpeggio section goes over all of the main arpeggios that guitarists rely upon and after giving a theory lesson on how to build and apply arpeggios into your own playing goes on to display examples of sweep picking licks that range from merely advanced to virtuoso style sweep, slide and tap techniques.The Speed Picking section displays outstanding examples and exercises to help you get your picking technique up to speed. Problem areas are isolated and addressed, helping you learn how to effectively practice and greatly improve upon your picking technique. This book contains a wealth of knowledge that any guitarist will find invaluable.
  • 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.
  • The Afghan Whigs' Gentlemen (33 1/3)

    By Bob Gendron

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780826429100
    • Publisher: CONTINUUM
    • Published: August 2008
    From explaining how the eerie hum which opens the first track was achieved by dangling a microphone out of a car window while driving over a bridge in the band's hometown of Cincinnati, to the story of how the evocative cover was inspired and photographed, Gedron covers in unpretentious detail the recording, production, arrangement and lyrics of this album by nineties alternative rock band The Afghan Whigs. He uses interviews with all the band members to examine the musicians' influences, personal drama, and lifestyle, and to provide a window into the creative process of a group of musicians at the top of their game. This pocket-sized volume makes a nice afternoon read for the music fan for whom liner notes are simply not enough. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • 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 Basic Piano Library Flash Cards Levels 1A-1B

    By Alfred Publishing

    Our Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780739012772
    • Publisher: Alfred Pub Co
    • Published: July 1982
    102 cards are included in each set, and are coordinated page-by-page with Lesson Books, Levels 1A & 1B and Levels 2 & 3. May be used with any method.
  • Alfred's Basic Piano Library Piano Course, Theory Book Complete Level 1

    By Willard A. Palmer

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780882848273
    • Publisher: Alfred Pub Co
    • Published: August 1983
    Designed to coordinate page-by-page with the Complete Level 1 Lesson Book. Contains enjoyable games and quizzes that reinforce the principles presented in the Lesson Books. Students can increase their musical understanding while they are away from the keyboard.
  • 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