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Studies for Cajon
Studies for Cajon
Paperback      ISBN: 0786679891
The Drummer's Path: Moving the Spirit with Ritual and Traditional Drumming
The Drummer's Path
Moving the Spirit with Ritual and Traditional Drumming
Paperback      ISBN: 0892813598

An introduction to African drumming discusses the principles and power of traditional African rhythms and explains the basics of breath, posture, and orchestration in playing African music

Mel Bay Presents Antonio Carlos Jobim for Classical Guitar
Mel Bay Presents Antonio Carlos Jobim for Classical Guitar
Paperback      ISBN: 078667623x
The Ethnomusicologists' Cookbook: Complete Meals from Around the World
The Ethnomusicologists' Cookbook
Complete Meals from Around the World
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 041597819x

Named one of New York Times Top-20 Cookbooks of 2006.

Have you ever wanted to host a full evening of Indian food, culture, and music? How about preparing a traditional Balinese banquet? Or take a trip to Cairo and enjoy an Egyptian feast? The Ethnomusicologists' Cookbook takes you around the world on a culinary journey that is also a cultural and social odyssey.


Many cookbooks offer a snapshot of individual recipes from different parts of the world, but do nothing to tell the reader how different foods are presented together, or how to relate these foods to other cultural practices. For years, ethnomusicologists have visited the four corners of the earth to collect the music and culture of native peoples, from Africa to the Azores, from Zanzibar to New Zealand. Along the way, they've observed how music is an integral part of social interaction, particularly when it's time for a lavish banquet or celebration. Foodways and cultural expression are not separate; this book emphasizes this connection through offering over thirty-five complete meals, from appetizers to entrees to side dishes to desserts and drinks. A list of recommended CDs fills out the culinary experience, along with hints on how to present each dish and to organize the overall meal.


The Ethnomusicologists' Cookbook combines scholarship with a unique and fun approach to the study of the world's foods, musics, and cultures. More than just a cookbook, it is an excellent companion for anyone embarking on a cultural-culinary journey.

The Ojibwa Dance Drum: Its History and Contruction
The Ojibwa Dance Drum
Its History and Contruction
Paperback      ISBN: 0873516427

Hiding in a lake under lily pads after fleeing U.S. soldiers, a Dakota woman was given a vision over the course of four days instructing her to build a large drum and teaching her the songs that would bring peace and end the killing of her people. From the Dakota, the "big drum" spread throughout the algonquian-speaking tribes to the Ojibwe, becoming the centerpiece of their religious ceremonies.

This edition of The Ojibwa Dance Drum, originally created through the collaboration of Ojibwe drum maker and singer William Bineshi Baker Sr. and folklorist Thomas Vennum, has a new introduction by history professor Rick St. Germaine that discusses the research behind this book and updates readers on the recent history of the Ojibwe Drum Dance.

Tiempo: Book & 2 CDs
Tiempo
Book & 2 CDs
Paperback      ISBN: 0757902707

Tiempo, a play-along for all levels from the members of Talking Drums, drops the percussionist into the center of an orbiting pulsation of rhythms and sonorous melodies. Although it is geared toward drumset and percussion players, it is equally val

African Rock: The Pop Music of a Continent
African Rock
The Pop Music of a Continent
Paperback      ISBN: 0525485546

Surveys the forms, musicians, and instruments of modern, popular African music, explaining each style's distinctive tradition

30 Chorale Preludes
30 Chorale Preludes
Paperback      ISBN: 0786602066
El Arte De Tocar El Clarinete/The Art of Clarinet Playing
El Arte De Tocar El Clarinete/The Art of Clarinet Playing
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 0874878357

This classic supplementary book provides all the necessary skills needed to bring a player up from a beginner to an advanced musician. The text by master clarinetist Keith Stein has been perfectly translated into Spanish.

We'll Understand It Better by and by: Pioneering African American Gospel Composers
We'll Understand It Better by and by
Pioneering African American Gospel Composers
Paperback      ISBN: 1560981679

Looks at the development of gospel music and its influence on contemporary music, and profiles six gospel artists