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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
A Change Is Gonna Come: Music, Race & the Soul of America
A Change Is Gonna Come
Music, Race & the Soul of America
Paperback      ISBN: 0452280656
Explores the relationship between African-American popular music and American culture through a review of artists' music from the pre-Civil Rights Movement era through today's "gangsta" rap. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Latin Music Through the Ages
Latin Music Through the Ages
Paperback      ISBN: 0865162425
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 Songs of Ireland
Mel Bay Presents Songs of Ireland
Paperback      ISBN: 1562221132
Habaneras, Maxixies & Tangos: The Syncopated Piano Music of Latin America
Habaneras, Maxixies & Tangos
The Syncopated Piano Music of Latin America
Paperback      ISBN: 0786676353
Mel Bay Presents Latin Percussion in Perspective
Mel Bay Presents Latin Percussion in Perspective
Paperback      ISBN: 0786678534
Danish Emigrant Ballads and Songs
Danish Emigrant Ballads and Songs
Hardcover      ISBN: 0809310643
Hawkedby vendors in the streets of Den­mark or sold door-to-door by salesmen, pop­ular street ballads reported disasters at sea, lamented the anguish of separated lovers, and told of the promise of a new land, America. Authors Rochelle Wright and Robert L. Wright have collected 116 street ballads and songs from oral tradition (a majority of which have never been published before) that pertain to the Danish emigration expe­rience: conditions and events in Denmark that triggered emigration; prevailing atti­tudes toward America; the perils of the ocean voyage; life in the New World; and homesickness and longing. More specific topics include songs about the California gold rush, the Danish Mormon converts’ ex­periences in Utah, and the exile of Danish Socialist leaders to America. The texts pro­vide a personal, provocative view of Danish and American cultures in the last half of the nineteenth century. Each song is presented in the original Danish with a full English translation and is accompanied by an explanatory note. In most instances, the melodies to which the songs were sung have been located, tran­scribed, and included in the final chapter. Danish Emigrant Ballads and Songs comprises the fourth volume in the series “Songs of the Westward Migration” begun by Robert L. Wright in 1957.
Michael Aaron  Primer  Spanish
Michael Aaron Primer Spanish
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 0769238475
Estimula al principiante mediante notas y melod s fáciles. Introducción a los rudimentos de la música, desarollo del sentido del ritmo, explicaciones y diagramas del teclado. [Spanish] The Michael Aaron Piano Course Lesson books have been completely re-engraved, expanded (adding more definitions of musical terms and more musical pieces), updated (with modernized artwork), and re-edited (with less emphasis on fingerings and more on note-reading)].
Music of the British Isles for Banjo
Music of the British Isles for Banjo
Paperback      ISBN: 0786627832