Music Theory
Jazz: Theory and Practice
Theory and Practice
Paperback      ISBN: 0882847236

Jazz Theory and Practice is the most comprehensive introduction to jazz theory ever published, and the revised addition adds even more with new ear-training software and a chapter about triads over foreign bass tones. Rich with examples from the repertoire, this contemporary text gives performers, arrangers and composers practical knowledge of the theoretical foundations of jazz. The revised CD-ROM, compatible with Windows and Mac systems, includes expanded ear-training exercises and tutorials that correspond to topics and examples in the text.

Temperament: The Idea That Solved Music's Greatest Riddle
The Idea That Solved Music's Greatest Riddle
Hardcover      ISBN: 0375403558

Explores the eighteenth-century musical breakthrough that led to the creation of the modern piano keyboard, which greatly expanded the creative possibilities of classical composition.

The Structure of Recognizable Diatonic Tunings
The Structure of Recognizable Diatonic Tunings
Hardcover      ISBN: 0691091293

In a comprehensive work with important implications for tuning theory and musicology, Easley Blackwood, a distinguished-composer, establishes a mathematical basis for the family of diatonic tunings generated by combinations of perfect fifths and octaves.

Originally published in 1986.

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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.
Einstein's Violin: A Conductor's Notes on Music, Physics, and Social Change
Einstein's Violin
A Conductor's Notes on Music, Physics, and Social Change
Hardcover      ISBN: 1585423882

Joseph Eger's life is a testimony to the power of music. Among the most venerated classical conductors of his generation, Eger has discovered within music a universal language that not only unites people across cultures but also suggests something about the physical rules of life itself.
In "Einstein's Violin," Eger distills more than half a century of personal experience and what it has taught him about how music is uncannily similar in its design to the concepts of "string theory" that have become overwhelming popular in today's theoretical physics. Eger deals with how music relates not only to the physical world but to the social one as well. He was among the first classical performers to see music as a force for change, leading him to cross enemy lines in the Middle East, to perform fusion concerts with rock stars including John Lennon, and to become a voice for social advocacy from the hearing rooms of the House Un-American Activities Committee to the stage of Harlem's Apollo Theater.
Eger's life is a tour through the music and science of the twentieth century. In "Einstein's Violin," readers encounter intimate portraits of prominent figures such as Leonard Bernstein, David Bohm, and Albert Einstein. Eger also probes the origins of ancient music in the hands of the Hebrews, Egyptians, Hindus, ancient Chinese, and the schools of Pythagoras to plumb the sources of this unifying language of the universe.

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).

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.