Ladies of Soul
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Ladies of Soul (American Made Music (Paperback))

Freeland spent his youth hanging out at black radio stations, listening to the deejays' off-air talk and hearing stories about the women who sang soul. He never forgot those who didn't achieve the success of Aretha Franklin or Tina Turner and who haven't enjoyed any comebacks, and his book offers the oral histories of seven of them: Denise LaSalle, Ruby Johnson, Carla Thomas, Bettye LaVette, Barbara Mason, Maxine Brown, and Timi Yuro...

Imperial Blues: Geographies of Race and Sex in Jazz Age New York
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Imperial Blues: Geographies of Race and Sex in Jazz Age New York

"Imperial Blues is a spectacular elaboration of queer of color critique. Fiona I. B. Ngô creatively reveals how orientalist discourses shaped Jazz Age subjectivities and social life. Theorizing racialized sexuality, she blurs the boundaries between domestic and international migrations, political and aesthetic discourses, and global and national racial formations. This is a beautifully conceived book."—Roderick Ferguson, coeditor of ...

The Sonatas of Henry Purcell: Rhetoric and Reversal
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The Sonatas of Henry Purcell: Rhetoric and Reversal

Purcell's trio sonatas are among the cornerstones of Baroque chamber music. The composer himself unassumingly described them as ""a just imitation of the most famed Italian masters."" However, analysis of their underlying structures reveals that Purcell's modesty hides a highly original blend of Italian models, complex English traditional compositional devices, and his own near obsession with compositional and contrapuntal technique....

The Pop Festival: History, Music, Media, Culture
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The Pop Festival: History, Music, Media, Culture

“Ranging widely in time and space, from early 1950s British cultural festivals through Love Parade and Burning Man, this original and compelling book examines the music festival from a rich variety of perspectives. The Pop Festival is particularly good at tracing the political, racial and musical contexts which have made festivals such important moments in cultural life around the world. Woodstock is here, and analyzed with great ski...

Music Philology: An Introduction to Musical Textual Criticism, Hermeneutics, and Editorial Technique
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Music Philology: An Introduction to Musical Textual Criticism, Hermeneutics, and Editorial Technique

In The Critical Editing of Music (1996) James Grier called Georg Feder's Musikphilologie (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1987) the most important contribution to date on textual criticism in music and the only one that considers the full range of critical issues in editing (Grier, p. 14). Pendragon Press's edition of Feder's Music Philology now makes available in English translation this essential, intellectually enga...

Harmony in Practice: Answer Book
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Harmony in Practice: Answer Book

This book is a great book as it has step by step approach towards the understanding of practical harmony. I am currently using in my harmony studies in the University of Lagos and for my ABRSM graded exams. The seller was awesome in their delivery. It was pretty fast as I got my delivery 11 days before the expected date.

So You Want to Sing the Blues: A Guide for Performers
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So You Want to Sing the Blues: A Guide for Performers

So You Want to Sing the Blues: A Guide for Performers shines a light on the history and vibrant modern life of blues song. Eli Yamin explores those essential elements that make the blues sound authentic and guides readers of all backgrounds and levels through mastering this art form. He provides glimpses into the musical lives of the women and men who created the blues along with a listening tour of seminal recordings in the genre’s ...

Mr. Clark’s Big Band: A Year of Laughter, Tears, and Jazz in a Middle School Band Room
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Mr. Clark's Big Band: A Year of Laughter, Tears, and Jazz in a Middle School Band Room

Following the sudden death of a middle school student, a "Boston-area journalist shadowed the Southborough, Mass. Trottier Middle School Big Band during the 2012-2013 school year to witness how a creative, compassionate, charismatic music director helped children overcome their anguish by making music. Mr. Clark's Big Band: A Year of Laughter, Tears, and Jazz in a Middle School Band Room chronicles how this young group performed well...