Music Theory
Practical Theory
Practical Theory
Paperback      ISBN: 0882842161

A three-volume theory text designed to be used with or without the correlated software diskettes. Perfect for classroom use. Students learn new concepts in class with the workbook, then may review and reinforce those concepts in a computer lab. A combinat

Belwin's 21st Century Guitar Theory, Bk 1: The Most Complete Guitar Course Available
Belwin's 21st Century Guitar Theory, Bk 1
The Most Complete Guitar Course Available
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1470633663

Belwin's 21st Century Guitar Method is a complete course that puts lessons in the context of popular styles and classic tunes. It introduces new topics at a progressive speed and uses both music notation and tablature (TAB).

Belwin's 21st Century Guitar Theory 1 correlates with Belwin's 21st Century Guitar Method 1 and helps beginners understand music theory in a practical way. Exercises relate music notation and diagrams to the fretboard to help build students' understanding of the guitar. This edition includes updated new lesson material.
Picture Chord Encyclopedia: Photos, Diagrams and Music Notation for over 1,600 Keyboard Chords!
Picture Chord Encyclopedia
Photos, Diagrams and Music Notation for over 1,600 Keyboard Chords!
Paperback      ISBN: 0634058282

(Keyboard Instruction). Weighing in at nearly 400 pages, the Picture Chord Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive keyboard resource ever It includes easy-to-see photos, easy-to-read chord diagrams and treble and bass clef notation for over 1,600 keyboard chords, plus basic chord theory, a chord symbol chart, and more Also available in a 9 x 12 Edition (00290528, ISBN 0-634-03290-9).

Advanced Schenkerian Analysis: Perspectives on Phrase Rhythm, Motive, and Form
Advanced Schenkerian Analysis
Perspectives on Phrase Rhythm, Motive, and Form
Hardcover      ISBN: 0415892147

Advanced Schenkerian Analysis: Perspectives on Phrase Rhythm, Motive, and Form is a textbook for students with some background in Schenkerian theory. It begins with an overview of Schenker's theories, then progresses systematically from the phrase and their various combinations to longer and more complex works. Unlike other texts on this subject, Advanced Schenkerian Analysis combines the study of multi-level pitch organization with that of phrase rhythm (the interaction of phrase and hypermeter), motivic repetition at different structural levels, and form. It also contains analytic graphs of several extended movements, separate works, and songs. A separate Instructor's Manual provides additional advice and solutions (graphs) of all recommended assignments.

The Affinities and Medieval Transposition
The Affinities and Medieval Transposition
Hardcover      ISBN: 0253304601

The concept of affinities, or pitch relationships, was fundamental to modal theory in the Middle Ages and the early Renaissance. For the first time, Dolores Pesce brings together theoretical perspectives on this subject from the end of the ninth century to the middle of the sixteenth, spanning the ideas of Hucbald through Guido of Arezzo, Jacques de Liege, Marchetta of Padua, Tinctoris, and Aaron to those of Glareanus.

Pesce provides a comprehensive survey of problematic chants and of medieval solutions for them. She also traces the arguments that led to the rejection of the affinities and the acceptance of transposition in the modern sense. Scholars will find this volume invaluable for addressing issues related to modal classification and notational practices, in both chant and polyphony.

African Polyphony and Polyrhythm: Musical Structure and Methodology
African Polyphony and Polyrhythm
Musical Structure and Methodology
Paperback      ISBN: 0521616018

In this detailed study Simha Arom takes a new and original approach to the understanding of the complex and sophisticated patterns of polyphony and polyrhythm that characterise African music. Considering in particular the harp, sanza, xylophone and percussion music of Central Africa, Simha Arom develops a rigorous method for the analysis of the music and for the recording and deciphering of the many strands of polyphony and polyrhythm. Through a systematic breakdown of the many layers of apparently improvised rhythm he reveals the essential structure which underlies this rich and complex music. Inspired also by linguistic techniques, Professor Arom regards the music very much as a grammatical system.

All about Music Theory: A Fun and Simple Guide to Understanding Music Online Audio Access
All about Music Theory
A Fun and Simple Guide to Understanding Music Online Audio Access
Paperback      ISBN: 1423452089

(Music Instruction). If you wish there was a fun and engaging way to help you understand the fundamentals of music, then this is it. Whether it's learning to read music, understanding chords and scales, musical forms, or improvising and composing, this enjoyable guide will help you to finally start understanding the structure and design of music. This fun-filled, easy-to-use guide includes: * Music notation * Scales and modes * Melody harmonization and counterpoint * Chord progressions * Song form and structure Listen and learn with the 90 tracks of online audio, available for download or streaming, including over 50 popular songs such as: Beauty and the Beast * Candle in the Wind * Imagine * In the Air Tonight * Killing Me Softly with His Song * Let It Be * Message in a Bottle * Misty * Satin Doll * Take the 'A' Train * Unchained Melody * What'd I Say * and more

Analytical Strategies and Musical Interpretation: Essays on Nineteenth- And Twentieth-Century Music
Analytical Strategies and Musical Interpretation
Essays on Nineteenth- And Twentieth-Century Music
Paperback      ISBN: 0521543975

This book is devoted to music analysis as an interpretive activity. Interpretation is often considered only in theory, or as a philosophical problem, but this book attempts to demonstrate and reflect on the interpretive results of analysis. Two associated types of practice are emphasised: 'translation', the transformation of one type of experience or art object into the musical work, the artistic attempt to persuade us that the new product is as valid as its original, or more so than its origin; and 'rhetoric', the attempt to persuade us, through structure, to accept the signifying power of the work. The unifying theme of the essays is the interpretive transformation of concepts, ideas and forms that constitutes the heart of the compositional process of nineteenth- and twentieth-century music. The repertoire discussed ranges from Schumann through Wagner, Mahler, Zemlinsky, Debussy, Schoenberg, Berg, Webern and Stravinsky to Carter and Birtwistle.

Arabic Musical Scales: Basic Maqam Notation
Arabic Musical Scales
Basic Maqam Notation
Paperback      ISBN: 0974588245

Musicians desiring to play the Dance music, the Sacred music or the Folk music of the Arab and Turkish worlds must study these scales. Discover the musical basis for the incredibly rich emotions associated with Middle Eastern music. Forty-Five Arabic Musical Scales are taught in this book. Many scales include "quartertone" intervals. From Cairo to Tunisia, Damascus to Baghdad, Beirut to Aleppo and as far west as Istanbul and even into Greece, musicians know these scales. Long missing from Western musical training, this book now makes these ancient scales available. Knowledge of these scales unlocks an incredibly powerful tool for composing infinitely varied melodies and songs.
If you are in love with a Middle Eastern sounding music scale and want to learn Arabic music and related Indian music scales, you need genuine Middle Eastern music theory which is Arabic music theory. How to write Middle Eastern music involves using Eastern modes, Middle East instruments, and genuine Arabic music scales. Open the door to ROMANTIC & MYSTICAL emotions engendered by playing these maqams This book provides the link for purchasing the practice CD's.

Arcana IV: Musicians on Music
Arcana IV
Musicians on Music
Paperback      ISBN: 0978833783

Now in its fourth installment, with a fifth in preparation, John Zorn's acclaimed Arcana series provides insight into the work and methodologies of some of the most creative musical minds of our time. Rather than an attempt to distill or define a musician's work, Arcana IV illuminates directly via personal vision and experience, through the undiluted words and thoughts of the practitioners themselves, elucidating through manifestos, scores, interviews, notes and critical papers, composer/performers address composing, improvising, teaching, living, touring and thinking in and through music. Essential for composers, musicians, students and fans alike, this challenging and original series has now become the major source on new music theory and practice in the twenty-first century. Among Arcana IV's contributors are the late Derek Bailey, Nels Cline, Chris Cutler, Paul Dresher, Kenneth Gaburo, Shelley Hirsch, Wayne Horvitz, Vijay Iyer, Gordon Mumma, Matana Roberts, Katherine Supov and Carolyn Yarnell.