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viii, 316 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 28 cm
  • Introduction
  • Presenting the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra
  • Mel Lewis and the Jazz Orchestra
  • The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra: sixteen as one
  • Thad
  • Mel
  • The music of Bob Brookmeyer
  • The music of Jim McNeely
  • Riding the bus: life on the road
  • Solo space: the small group within a big band
  • A legacy of composition
  • The 50th anniversary collection
  • The Village Vanguard
  • Just like on the records: the official discography
  • And the band
  • By the numbers.
Music Library
xvii, 380 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm
  • Basic concepts for the MIDI composer, arranger, and orchestrator
  • Writing and sequencing for the rhythm section
  • Writing and sequencing for the string orchestra
  • Writing and sequencing for the woodwind section
  • Writing and sequencing for the brass section
  • Writing and sequencing for vocal ensembles
  • Writing for various ensemble sizes and other final considerations.
Music Library
xxix, 133 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Essentials of the American Songbook Chapter 2: Authors of the American Songbook Chapter 3: The American Songbook on Stage Chapter 4: The American Songbook on Screen Chapter 5: Jazz and the American Songbook Chapter 6: Interpreters of the American Songbook Chapter 7: The American Songbook in the 1950s and 1960s Chapter 8: The American Songbook Today Epilogue: Amateurs and the American Songbook Further Listening Further Reading.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442242449 20170206
With their unforgettable melodies, timeless messages, and stylistic indebtedness to both jazz and Broadway, American popular standards have proven to be among the most widely performed and enjoyed songs of the past century. Shaped in many ways by the technological and cultural developments of the early twentieth century, they have also managed to transcend these origins and become an enduring part of the American musical landscape. Ann van der Merwe explores how and why American songbook standards developed in the early twentieth century and how these standards have shaped American-and even global-musical culture ever since. The American Songbook explores key aspects of individual songs, including the musical and lyrical reasons for their broad appeal and applicability over the years. The American songbook continues to permeate the fabric of our daily lives. It is a repertoire that spans generations, from Fred Astaire to Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. As a result, music lovers both young and old will enjoy discovering how these beloved songs emerged and why they remain relevant a century later.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442242449 20170206
Music Library
x, 192 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Contents Introduction 'Merrie England', Cultural Memory and the Writing of English Musical History Chapter 1 'The greatest musical curiosity extant': 'Sumer is icumen in' and the Canon of English music Chapter 2 Anglicus angelicus: Was English Music Political? Chapter 3 Authorship, Musicianship and Value in Medieval English History Chapter 4 Who was John Dunstaple? Chapter 5 Negotiating Identity in Medieval English Music: Anxiety and Ethnicity Chapter 6 Contenance angloise: A Reappraisal Epilogue.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472425683 20170220
Although medieval English music has been relatively neglected in comparison with repertoire from France and Italy, there are few classical musicians today who have not listened to the thirteenth-century song 'Sumer is icumen in', or read of the achievements and fame of fifteenth-century composer John Dunstaple. Similarly, the identification of a distinctively English musical style (sometimes understood as the contenance angloise) has been made on numerous occasions by writers exploring the extent to which English ideas influenced polyphonic composition abroad. Angel song: Medieval English music in history examines the ways in which the standard narratives of English musical history have been crafted, from the Middle Ages to the present. Colton challenges the way in which the concept of a canon of English music has been built around a handful of pieces, composers and practices, each of which offers opportunities for a reappraisal of English musical and devotional cultures between 1250 and 1460.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472425683 20170220
Music Library
xxi, 729 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Designed for music technology students, enthusiasts, and professionals, Audio Processes: Musical Analysis, Modification, Synthesis, and Control describes the practical design of audio processes, with a step-by-step approach from basic concepts all the way to sophisticated effects and synthesizers. The themes of analysis, modification, synthesis, and control are covered in an accessible manner and without requiring extensive mathematical skills. The order of material aids the progressive accumulation of understanding, but topics are sufficiently contained that those with prior experience can read individual chapters directly. Extensively supported with block diagrams, algorithms, and audio plots, the ideas and designs are applicable to a wide variety of contexts. The presentation style enables readers to create their own implementations, whatever their preferred programming language or environment. The designs described are practical and extensible, providing a platform for the creation of professional quality results for many different audio applications. There is an accompanying website (, which provides further material and examples, to support the book and aid in process development. This book includes: * A comprehensive range of audio processes, both popular and less well known, extensively supported with block diagrams and other easily understood visual forms. * Detailed descriptions suitable for readers who are new to the subject, and ideas to inspire those with more experience. * Designs for a wide range of audio contexts that are easily implemented in visual dataflow environments, as well as conventional programming languages.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138100138 20170206
Music Library
viii, 291 pages : illustrations (partly color) ; 24 cm.
Music Library
xvi, 529 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface Prologue: Beyond Autonomy The Uncanny Grace: A Gloss on Kleist's Marionettes Reason Beyond Reason History Nation Will Religion, the Enlightenment, the Counter-Enlightenment: The New Configuration part one 1. The Secret of Music-Dramatic Form: Music Drama as Opera 2. Der Ring des Nibelungen: The Anarchist Utopia Das Rheingold: The Fall Die Walkure: How One Becomes Human Act 1: Becoming Wagner Act 2: Becoming Brunnhilde Act 3: Waiting for the Hero Siegfried: How One Becomes a Hero Act 1: Getting the Sword Act 2: Using It Act 3: The Awakening Gotterdammerung: The Apocalypse Prologue: The Past and the Future Act 1: The Entrapment 1 Act 2: The Entrapment 2 Act 3: Death and Transfiguration The Myth of Revolution part two 3. Tristan und Isolde: The Erotic Utopia The Lyrical Axis The Narrative Axis The Orchestral Strand The Music-Dramatic Form The Myth of Will Postscript 4. Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg: Politics after Tristan Act 1: The Knight's Failure Act 2: The Clerk's Failure Act 3, Part 1: A Lesson in Poetics Act 3, Part 2: The Shoemaker's Triumph The Myth of Nation 5. Parsifal: Ethics after Tristan The Communion Sequences of Acts 1 and 3 The Monologues of Acts 1 and 3 Act 2: The Kiss of Self-Knowledge The Music-Dramatic Form Eros and Agape The Myth of Redemption Epilogue: Wagner contra Nietzsche Wagner and Nietzsche: A History of the Relationship Becoming Nietzsche Nietzsche contra Wagner, Wagner contra Nietzsche Appendix 1. Das Rheingold: The Music-Dramatic Plan Appendix 2. Die Walkure: The Music-Dramatic Plan Appendix 3. Siegfried: The Music-Dramatic Plan Appendix 4. Gotterdammerung: The Music-Dramatic Plan Appendix 5. Tristan und Isolde: The Music-Dramatic Plan Appendix 6. Die Meistersinger: The Music-Dramatic Plan Appendix 7. Parsifal: The Music-Dramatic Plan Acknowledgments Abbreviations Used in Notes Notes Works Consulted Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520292758 20170123
Beyond Reason relates Wagner's works to the philosophical and cultural ideas of his time, centering on the four music dramas he created in the second half of his career: Der Ring des Nibelungen, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, and Parsifal. Karol Berger seeks to penetrate the "secret" of large-scale form in Wagner's music dramas and to answer those critics, most prominently Nietzsche, who condemned Wagner for his putative inability to weld small expressive gestures into larger wholes. Organized by individual opera, this is essential reading for both musicologists and Wagner experts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520292758 20170123
Music Library
vii, 157 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Part 1: Starter Kit Introduction Chapter 1: Starter Kit Administrative Proposal Timeline for Implementation Personnel Needs Financial Information Camper Information Facilities and Scheduling Camp Policies Leader Training Leader Notebook Administrative Extras Chapter 2: Camp Songs Part 2: Curriculum Guide Chapter 3: Introduction Closing Ceremony Administrative Preparation Closing Ceremony Script Chapter 4: Chorale Lessons Overview Teaching Strategies Sorida Sally Go 'Round the Sun Funga Alafia The Car Song Aiken Drum Hello Mudah, Hello Faddah Singing Games Chapter 5: Basics Lessons Early Elementary Middle Elementary Upper Elementary Sheet Music for Basics Lessons Chapter 6: Connections Lessons Overview Satellite Kazoo UFO Shaker/Ocean Drum Floating in Space Face Explorer Mission Control Eric Carle Solar System Alien / African Masks Remaining Time Project Chapter 7: Afternoon Games Introduction Game Schedule and Rotation Day One Day Two Day Three Day Four Day Five.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781475829280 20170220
Camp Granada is a curriculum and administrative guide to organize a music camp in your school, church, community center, or wherever there are people who love music and who desire to share that love of music with young children. Its theme-based lessons blend the instructional rigor of formal music learning with the fun, excitement, and life-changing atmosphere of summer camp.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781475829280 20170220
Music Library
xvi, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Young Children Learning through Music Technology 2. Improvising and Composing in the Early Years 3. Interacting with Style: The MIROR Software and its Pedagogical Theories 4. Creating Sounds, Creating Musical Selves: Children Playing with MIROR 5. Experimenting with Materials: Skills for Creative Thinking and Problem-Solving 6. A 'Language' for Creative Music-Making: Reasoning, Emotional and Learning Intentions Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138931084 20161213
Children's Creative Music-Making with Reflexive Interactive Technology discusses pioneering experiments conducted with young children using a new generation of music software for improvising and composing. Using artificial intelligence techniques, this software captures the children's musical style and interactively reflects it in its responses. The book describes the potential of these applications to enhance children's agency and musical identity by reflecting players' musical inputs, storing and creating variations on them. Set in the broader context of current music education research, it addresses the benefits and challenges of incorporating music technologies in primary and pre-school education. It is comprised of six main chapters, which cover the creation of children's own music and their musical selves, critical thinking skills and learner agency, musical language development, and emotional intent during creative music-making. The authors provide a range of straight-forward techniques and strategies, which challenge conceptions of 'difficult-to-use music technologies' in formal music education. These are supported by an informative collection of practitioner vignettes written by teachers who have used the software in their classrooms. Not only are the teachers' voices heard here, but also those of children as they discover some of the creative possibilities of music making. The book also provides free access to a companion website with teacher forums and a large bank of activities to explore. A toolkit serves as a database of the teaching activities in which MIROR applications have been used and provides a set of useful ideas regarding its future use in a variety of settings. This book demonstrates that music applications based on artificial intelligence techniques can make an important contribution to music education within primary and pre-school education. It will be of key interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of music education, music technology, early years and primary education, teaching and learning, and teacher educators. It will also serve as an important point of reference for Early Years and Primary practitioners.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138931084 20161213
Music Library
xiii, 340 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Acknowledgements I. General Music Reference Dictionaries and Encyclopedias / Bibliographies of Music Literature: General Works - Music Literature and Periodical Indexes - Dissertations and Master's Theses / Discographies / Chronologies II. Church Music Reference Dictionaries and Encyclopedias: General Works - Biographical Dictionaries and Collective Biographies / Bibliographies of Music Literature: General Works - Church Music - United States Music / Music Literature and Periodical Indexes / Dissertations and Master's Theses / Special and Subject Bibliographies: African American Music - Baptist and Southern Baptist - Choral Music - Episcopal/Anglican - Folk Music - Hymnody - Masses - Mennonite - Psalmody - Spirituals / Bibliographies of Music and Music Indexes: General Works - Special and Subject Bibliographies and Music Indexes - Anthems - Cantatas - Chant - Choral Music - Contemporary Music - Episcopal/Anglican - Fuging Tunes - Gospel Music - Hymns and Hymnals - Instrumental Music - Masses - Moravian - Oratorios - Organ Music - Piano Music - Spiritual - Tunebooks - Vocal Music / Discographies / Texts and Translations III. Church and Sacred Music in Periodicals IV. Historical Studies V. Regional Studies Mid-Atlantic States (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C.): General Works - Maryland - New Jersey - New York - Pennsylvania / Midwestern States (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin): Illinois - Michigan - Ohio / New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont): General Works - Maine - Massachusetts - New Hampshire - Rhode Island / Southern States (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia): General Works - Alabama - Georgia - Kentucky - Mississippi - North Carolina - South Carolina - Virginia / Southwestern States (Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas): General Works - Oklahoma - Texas / Western States (Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming): Alaska - California - Colorado - Hawaii VI. Religious and Ethnic Groups General Works / African American / African Methodist Episcopal / African Methodist Episcopal Zion / Assemblies of God / Baptist and Southern Baptist / Brethren / Catholic / Christian Methodist Episcopal / Christian Reformed / Church of Christ / Church of Christ, Scientist / Church of God / Church of God and Saints in Christ / Church of the Brethren / Episcopal/Anglican / Evangelical Lutheran Church in America / Harmonists / Hispanic American / Holiness / Independent Christian / Jewish / Korean American / Lutheran / Mennonite and Mennonite Brethren / Methodist and United Methodist / Methodist Episcopal / Moravian and Moravian Brethren / Mormon / Native American / Pentecostal / Presbyterian / Primitive Baptist / Puritan / Reformed Church in America / Reformed German / Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America / Seventh-Day Adventist / Shakers / Southern Fundamentalist / Swedish American / United Missionary Church VII. Church and Sacred Music Genres Anthems / Camp Meeting Songs / Canatas / Choral Music / Contemporary Worship Music / Folk Music / Fuging Tunes / Gospel Music / Hymns and Hymnody: General - Missionary Hymnody - Revivalism - Sacred Harp - Tunebooks / Instrumental Music / Masses / Motets / Operas / Oratorios / Organ Music / Psalms and Psalmody / Spirituals / Vocal Music VIII. Music Ministry General Works / Religious and Ethnic Groups: African American - Apostolic Faith Churches of God - Baptist - Catholic - Church of Christ - Episcopal/Anglican - Lutheran - Mennonite - United Methodist - Quakers - Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Choirs and Choral Music / Contemporary Worship Music / Hymns and Hymnody / Instrumental Music: General Works - Handbell Music - Keyboard Music - Orchestra Music / Song Leading and Congregational Singing IX. Tradition, Change, and Conflict General Works / Religious and Ethnic Groups: African American - Church of Christ / A Cappella / Contemporary Music and Worship / Instrumental Music X. Church and Worship Music Web Sites General Works / Religious and Ethnic Groups: African American - Armenian - Baptist - Catholic - Christian Reformed - Church of God - Episcopal/Anglican - Evangelical Lutheran - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese - Lutheran - Moravian - Orthodox - Presbyterian - Seventh-Day Adventist - United Church of Christ - United Methodists / Choral Music / Contemporary Christian Music / Discographies / Gospel Music / Handbell Music / Hymns and Hymnody / Organ Music / Publishers / Scores Subject Index Author Index Title Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138195806 20161031
This fully updated second edition is a selective annotated bibliography of all relevant published resources relating to church and worship music in the United States. Over the past decade, there has been a growth of literature covering everything from traditional subject matter such as the organ works of J.S. Bach to newer areas of inquiry including folk hymnology, women and African-American composers, music as a spiritual healer, to the music of Mormon, Shaker, Moravian, and other smaller sects. With multiple indices, this book will serve as an excellent tool for librarians, researchers, and scholars sorting through the massive amount of material in the field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138195806 20161031
Music Library
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Music Library
xvi, 728 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
The Companion to Music in the Age of the Catholic Monarchs, edited by Tess Knighton, offers a major new study that deepens and enriches our understanding of the forms and functions of music that flourished in late medieval Spanish society. The fifteen essays, written by leading authorities in the field, present a synthesis based on recently discovered material that throws new light on different aspects of musical life during the reign of Ferdinand and Isabel (1474-1516): sacred and secular music-making in royal and aristocratic circles; the cathedral music environment; liturgy and power; musical connections with Rome, Portugal and the New World; theoretical and unwritten musical practices; women as patrons and performers; and the legacy of Jewish musical tradition. Contributors are Mercedes Castillo Ferreira, Giuseppe Fiorentino, Roberta Freund Schwartz, Eleazar Gutwirth, Tess Knighton, Kenneth Kreitner, Javier Marin Lopez, Ascension Mazuela-Anguita, Bernadette Nelson, Pilar Ramos Lopez, Emilio Ros-Fabregas, Juan Ruiz Jimenez, Richard Sherr, Ronald Surtz, and Jane Whetnall.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004325029 20170213
Music Library
xxxi, 297 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Section I: Beginning the Journey 1. The Plan and Purpose of This Book / 2. Science and Religion / 3. Knowledge and Education / 4. Beauty / 5. Emotion / 6. Aesthetics / 7. A Philosophical Framework Section II: A Review of Major Music Philosophies 8. Contributions to Music Philosophy from the Ancient Greeks / 9. From Classical Antiquity to the Renaissance / 10. Rationalism, Empiricism, and Idealism / 11. Formalism / 12. Expressionism / 13. Symbolism / 14. Phenomenology / 15. Pragmatism / 16. Social Philosophy / 17. Praxialism / 18. Feminism / 19. Postmodernism Section III: Making it Your Own 20. Articulating a Philosophy of Music / 21. Applying Your Philosophy / 22. Advocacy.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138954526 20170206
A Concise Survey of Music Philosophy helps music students choose a philosophy that will guide them throughout their careers. The book is divided into three sections: central issues that any music philosophy ought to consider (e.g., beauty, emotion, and aesthetics); secondly, significant philosophical positions, exploring what major thinkers have had to say on the subject; and finally, opportunities for students to consider the ramifications of these ideas for themselves. Throughout the book, students are encouraged to make choices that will inform a philosophy of music and music education with which they are most comfortable to align. Frequently, music philosophy courses are taught in such a way that the teacher, as well as the textbook used, promotes a particular viewpoint. A Concise Survey of Music Philosophy presents the most current, prevalent philosophies for consideration. Students think through different issues and consider practical applications. There are numerous musical examples, each with links from the author's home website to online video performances. Examples are largely from the Western classical canon, but also jazz, popular, and world music styles. In the last two chapters, students apply their views to practical situations and learn the differences between philosophy and advocacy. "Hodges has written an excellent resource for those wanting a short-but meaningful-introduction to the major concepts in music philosophy. Applicable to a number of courses in the music curriculum, this much-needed book is both accessible and flexible, containing musical examples, tables and diagrams, and additional readings that make it particularly useful for a student's general introduction to the topic. I especially like the emphasis on the personal development of a philosophical position, which makes the material especially meaningful for the student of music." -Peter R. Webster, Scholar-in-Residence, Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California, USA.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138954526 20170206
Music Library
xix, 343 pages : music ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: What is a Contemporary spiritual Music? Robert Sholl and Sander van Maas Part 1: Passions 1. For Whom the Bells Toll: Arvo Part's Passio, Metamodernism and the Appealing Promise of Tintinnabulation Andrew Shenton 2. Sacrificial Passions: The Influence of Wagner and Scruton in James MacMillan's The Sacrifice and St John Passion Dominic Wells 3. Kenosis in Contemporary Music and Postmodern Philosophy Peter Bannister 4. Synoptic Passions: Gubaidulina's St John Passion in the post-Jungian Era Anna McCready Part 2: Composer Studies 5. Canon as an agent of revelation in the music of Ligeti Amy Bauer 6. Music and Belief: The figure of Singularity in Galina Ustvolskaya's Work Rokus de Groot 7. Zen' in the Art of Toru Takemitsu: listening as vehicle for inner discovery Peter Burt 8. John Cage's Journey into Silence James Pritchett 9. Stockhausen's Spirituality Konrad Boehmer 10. Claude Vivier at the End Jonathan Goldman Part 3: Perspectives and 'Prospectives' 11. Searching for the Elusive Obvious: Memory, Forgiveness, Catharsis, and Transcendence in Contemporary Spiritual Music Robert Sholl 12. The Curvatures of Salvation: Messiaen, Stockhausen, and Adams Sander van Maas 13. In Defence of Complexity: The New Spiritual Music's Farewell to Modernism Burcht Pranger 14. An Awkward Reverence : Composing Oneself in the 21st Century Anglican Church Francis Pott 15. Spiritual Music: 'positive' negative theology? Jonathan Harvey. Selected Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409440581 20161128
The flourishing of religious or spiritually-inspired music in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries remains largely unexplored. The engagement and tensions between modernism and tradition, and institutionalized religion and spirituality are inherent issues for many composers who have sought to invoke spirituality and Otherness through contemporary music. Contemporary Music and Spirituality provides a detailed exploration of the recent and current state of contemporary spiritual music in its religious, musical, cultural and conceptual-philosophical aspects. At the heart of the book are issues that consider the role of secularization, the claims of modernity concerning the status of art, and subjective responses such as faith and experience. The contributors provide a new critical lens through which it is possible to see the music and thought of Cage, Ligeti, Messiaen, Stockhausen as spiritual music. The book surrounds these composers with studies of and by other composers directly associated with the idea of spiritual music (Harvey, Gubaidulina, MacMillan, Part, Pott, and Tavener), and others (Adams, Birtwistle, Ton de Leeuw, Ferneyhough, Ustvolskaya, and Vivier) who have created original engagements with the idea of spirituality. Contemporary Music and Spirituality is essential reading for humanities scholars and students working in the areas of musicology, music theory, theology, religious studies, philosophy of culture, and the history of twentieth-century culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409440581 20161128
Music Library
xii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Jennifer A. Bugos I. Theoretical Perspectives in Music Learning Across the Lifespan 1. Development in Music Education: A Lifelong Learning Perspective Jennifer A. Bugos 2. Psychosocial Theory and the Lifespan of a Successful Music Teacher Steven N. Kelly 3. The Use of Activity Theory as an Analytical Tool for the Music Learning Processes Martin Faulty and Victoria Kinsella 4. The Role of Self-Efficacy on Learning in Music Education Success Rebecca Kasang 5. Redefining Music Literacy: Common Core to Common Score Steve Oare, Elaine Bernstorf, and Selim Giray 6. Music Teachers in Botswana as Lifelong Learners through Action Research Sheelagh Chadwick 7. Brief Focused Inquiry (BFI): A Strategy for Small-Scale Research Studies Across the Lifespan Bernie W. Andrews II. Music Instruction in Early Childhood and the Formative Years 8. Infants' Home Soundscape: A Day in the Life of a Family Eugenia Costa-Giomi and Xiaoning Sun 9. A Two-Year Study on Young Children's Interactivity with an iPad App: The Carnival of the Animals (COA) Catherine Ming Tu 10. Music Performance Anxiety in Elementary Music: A Literature Review Johnathan Kladder 11. Relationship between Singing, Cultural Understanding and Racial Attitude: A Cross-Cultural Study in Brazil, Canada, China and Kenya Lily Chen-Hafteck, Alda Oliveira, Zuraida Bastiao, Angelita Brook, Elizabeth Andango, Arla Good, Yue Xiao 12. Examining Correlations when Using Amabile's Consensual Assessment Technique to Support Validity of Teachers as Expert Judges Patrick K. Cooper III. Music Learning in Adolescence to Young Adulthood 13. Aural Skills Assessment in Young Adult Musicians: Results of a Harmony and Word N-Back Task Jennifer A. Bugos 14. Motor-Aural Synchronization in Adolescent Music Students Corin T. Overland 15. Self-Regulated Practice Behaviours in Adolescent Musicians Kim Mieder 16. Relationships of Background Experience and Music Teaching Style with Conducting Functions: Theoretical and Perceptual Implications Alan J. Gumm IV. Middle Age and Older Adult Musical Engagement 17. College and Community Choir Member Views of an Intergenerational Ensemble Jill Wilson 18. Ethnography of a Southern Roots Music Community: Field, Swamp and Internet Susan Mills 19. Exploring Connections between the Music Classroom and Lifelong Music Engagement Will Dabback 20. Promoting Well-being in Older Citizens through Musical Engagement: Implications for Teaching Susan Hallam and Andrea Creech.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138650428 20170123
This book examines contemporary issues in music teaching and learning throughout the lifespan, illuminating an emerging nexus of trends shaping modern research in music education. In the past, most music learning opportunities and research were focused upon the pre-adult population. Yet, music education occurs throughout the lifespan, from birth until death, emerging not only through traditional formal ensembles and courses, but increasingly through informal settings as well. This book challenges previous assumptions in music education and offers theoretical perspectives that can guide contemporary research and practice. Exploring music teaching and learning practices through the lens of human development, sections highlight recent research on topics that shape music learning trajectories. Themes uniting the book include human development, assessment strategies, technological applications, professional practices, and cultural understanding. The volume deconstructs and reformulates performance ensembles to foster mutually rewarding collaborations across miles and generations. It develops new measures and strategies for assessment practices for professionals as well as frameworks for guiding students to employ effective strategies for self-assessment. Supplemental critical thinking questions focus the reader on research applications and provide insight into future research topics. This volume joining established experts and emerging scholars at the forefront of this multifaceted frontier is essential reading for educators, researchers, and scholars, who will make the promises of the 21st century a reality in music education. It will be of interest to a range of fields including music therapy, lifelong learning, adult learning, human development, community music, psychology of music, and research design.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138650428 20170123
Music Library
vii, 198 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgments Introduction - The Quest to Understand Diverse Musical Experiences Chapter 1: Setting the Scene Chapter 2: Music, Attachment, Ethics and Community Chapter 3: Bridging Worlds Through Common Modes of Being in Music Chapter 4: Boundaries - Communal and Private, Spiritual and Secular Chapter 5: At the Edges - Value Transfer, Judgments, Discontent Chapter 6: Alternative Musical Spaces Conclusion Appendix A: Morning Service Repertoire List - January 2012 Appendix B: Worship Team Agreement 2013/14 Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472472076 20170213
Whilst Contemporary Worship Music arose out of a desire to relate the music of the church to the music of everyday life, this function can quickly be called into question by the diversity of musical lives present in contemporary society. Mark Porter examines the relationship between individuals' musical lives away from a Contemporary Worship Music environment and their diverse experiences of music within it, presenting important insights into the complex and sometimes contradictory relationships between congregants' musical lives within and outside of religious worship. Through detailed ethnographic investigation Porter challenges common evangelical ideals of musical neutrality, suggesting the importance of considering musical tastes and preferences through an ethical lens. He employs cosmopolitanism as an interpretative framework for understanding the dynamics of diverse musical communities, positioning it as a stronger alternative to common assimilationist and multiculturalist models.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472472076 20170213
Music Library
xii, 279 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • General Introduction Ian Biddle and Kirsten Gibson Part 1: Historicizing Aurality Introduction Ian Biddle and Kirsten Gibson 1.'Sowndys and melodiis': Perceptions of Sound and Music in Late Medieval England Lisa Colton 2. The Physiologist at the Opera - Claude Perrault's Du bruit (1680) and the Politics of Pleasure in the Ancien Regime Veit Erlmann 3. Georges Kastner's Les Voix de Paris (1857): A Study in Musical Flanerie Emily Laurance 4. Refashioning Rhythm: Hearing, Acting and Reacting to Metronomic Sound in Experimental Psychology and Beyond, c.1875-1920 Alexander Bonus Part 2: Sound Politics Introduction Ian Biddle and Kirsten Gibson 5. Orphee at the Forains: Silencing and Silences in Old Regime France Hedy Law 6. Sound as Promise and Threat: Drumming, Collective Violence and Colonial Law in British Ceylon Jim Sykes 7. Cannons, Church Bells and Colonial Policies: The Soundscape in Habsburg Bosnia-Herzegovina Risto Pekka Pennanen Part 3: Urban Soundscapes of Europe Introduction Ian Biddle and Kirsten Gibson 8. City Life and Music for Secular Entertainment in the Empire of Maximilian I Helen Coffey 9. Sonic Afterworld: Mapping the Soundscape of Heaven and Hell in Early Modern Cities Daniele V. Filippi 10. The Sounds of the City, 1598: Everard Guilpin's London in Skialetheia Adam Hansen 11. The Soundscape of the City in the Nineteenth Century Olivier Balay 12. Porosity and Modernity: Lisbon's Soundscape from 1864-1908 Joao Silva. Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409444398 20170213
Cultural Histories of Noise, Sound and Listening in Europe, 1300-1918 presents a range of historical case studies on the sounding worlds of the European past. The chapters in this volume explore ways of thinking about sound historically, and seek to understand how people have understood and negotiated their relationships with the sounding world in Europe from the Middle Ages through to the early twentieth century. They consider, in particular: sound and music in the later Middle Ages; the politics of sound in the early modern period; the history of the body and perception during the Ancien Regime; and the sounds of the city in the nineteenth century and sound and colonial rule at the fin de siecle. The case studies also range in geographical orientation to include considerations not only of Britain and France, the countries most considered in European historical sound studies in English-language scholarship to date, but also Bosnia-Herzegovina, British Colonial India, Germany, Italy and Portugal. Out of this diverse group of case studies emerge significant themes that recur time and again, varying according to time and place: sound, power and identity; sound as a marker of power or violence; and sound, physiology and sensory perception and technologies of sound, consumption and meaning.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781409444398 20170213
Music Library
xxi, 199 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Describing Music Materials, 4th edition is the latest update of a classic manual for resource description of music materials for library catalogs. Resource Description and Access (RDA) instructions for printed music, recorded music and music video are accompanied by advice, examples, illustrations and complete catalog records, including versions in MARC21 format.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442276277 20170123
Music Library
xvi, 285 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
  • Pitch Chart Preface A Few Words About Recordings The Dictionary Appendixes Appendix A Dictionary Entries Listed by Category Appendix B A Brief Overview of the Acoustic Piano's Action for the Performer Appendix C Historical Pianos and their Relationship to the Standard Repertoire by Edmund Michael Frederick Appendix D Digital Pianos in the Modern Pianist's World by S. David Berry Appendix E The Player Piano and the Reproducing Piano by Robert J. Berkman.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780810888791 20170123
A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist combines nearly four hundred entries covering classical and popular pianists, noted teachers, terminology germane to the piano's construction, and major manufacturers. Speaking to the needs of the modern performer, it also includes entries on jazz and pop artists, digital pianos, and period instruments. Transcending simple alphabetical definitions, Stephen Siek's careful attention both to legacy and detail make the dictionary an invaluable addition to any pianist's library.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780810888791 20170123
Music Library
xiii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Contents Series Editor's Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Part I Towards the Embodiment of Musical Creativity 1 Multimodality of Creative Experience in Music 2 Embodied Cognition of Compositional Creativity Part II The Embodied Creativity of Musical Composition 3 From Spirit-Within Sound-To Self 4 Embodiment of the Compositional Process Part III Conceptualization and Contextualization of Musical Creativity 5 Inspiration-Imagination-Innovation 6 Teaching and Learning Compositional Creativity Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472456793 20161219
Embodiment of Musical Creativity offers an innovative look at the interdisciplinary nature of creativity in musical composition. Using examples from empirical and theoretical research in creativity studies, music theory and cognition, psychology and philosophy, performance and education studies, and the author's own creative practice, the book examines how the reciprocity of cognition and performativity contributes to our understanding of musical creativity in composition. From the composer's perspective the book investigates the psychological attributes of creative cognition whose associations become the foundation for an understanding of embodied creativity in musical composition. The book defines the embodiment of musical creativity as a cognitive and performative causality: a relationship between the cause and effect of our experience when composing music. Considering the theoretical, practical, contextual, and pedagogical implications of embodied creative experience, the book redefines aspects of musical composition to reflect the changing ways that musical creativity is understood and evaluated. Embodiment of Musical Creativity provides a comparative study of musical composition, in turn articulating a new perspective on musical creativity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472456793 20161219
Music Library