This text presents a pragmatic, accessible approach to music theory by emphasizing melody and counterpoint. Starting with a single melodic line and gradually adding voices in counterpoint, the book drills part-writing while also explaining functionality, first with scale degrees and then with harmony. Workbook sections follow each chapter.
Helps readers discover their own path to the natural, transcendent fulfilment of making music. Drawing on experience, psychological insight, and wisdom ancient and modern, this work shows how to trust yourself and set your own musicality free. It is aimed at teachers, professionals, and students of any instrument.
Mixtape Nostalgia analyzes the role of the mixtape as a site of collective memory tied to youth culture, community identity, and sharing music. The author looks at the history of the mixtape from the early 1980s and the rise of the cassette as a fundamental aspect of the music industry.
El Sistema - "the system" - is a music education phenomenon. Since its inception 40 years ago, over a million Venezuelan children from many different socio-economic backgrounds have participated in its mission of "social change through music".
Rick Soshensky presents a groundbreaking introduction to music's power to heal and transform, weaving collections of uplifting case studies from music therapy practices with ideas from spiritual traditions, philosophies, psychological theorists, and music therapy theorists and researchers.
Music played an important role in the social life of nineteenth-century Europe, and music in the home provided a convenient way to entertain and communicate among friends and colleagues. String chamber music, in particular, fostered social interactions that helped build communities within communities. Marie Sumner Lott examines the music ......
How do you tell the key of a piece without looking at a score? How do you know when a musical work ended before an audience applauds or a radio announcer returns on air? Was there, in fact, a "breakdown of tonality" in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries? These questions and others are the focus of Wulstan's Listen Again.
The second edition of The Music and Literacy Connection expands our understanding of the links between reading and music by examining those skills and learning processes that are directly parallel for music learning and language arts literacy in the pre-K, elementary, and secondary levels.