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  1. Miles, Ornette, Cecil

    Jazz Beyond Jazz

    By Howard Mandel

    Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, and Cecil Taylor revolutionized music from the end of the twentieth century into the twenty-first, expanding on jazz traditions with distinctly new concepts of composition, improvisation, instrumentation, and performance. They remain figures of controversy due to their...

    Published November 26th 2007 by Routledge

  2. Music Publishing

    The Roadmap to Royalties

    By Ron Sobel, Dick Weissman

    Music Publishing covers the basics of how a composition is copyrighted, published, and promoted. Publishing in the music business goes far beyond the physical sheet--it includes live performance and mechanical (recording) rights, and income streams from licensing deals of various kinds. A single...

    Published June 24th 2008 by Routledge

  3. Operetta

    A Theatrical History

    By Richard Traubner

    "Operetta: A Theatrical History" is considered the classic history of this important musical theater form. Traubner's book, first published in 1983, is still recognized as the key history of the people and productions that made operetta a worldwide phenomenon. Beginning in mid-19th century Europe,...

    Published September 25th 2003 by Routledge

  4. Playing the Violin

    By Mark Rush

    Drawing on twenty years of teaching experience, author Mark Rush systematically builds the fundamentals of violin playing from the ground up. The book focuses on proper setup from how to stand, to holding the violin, to the best way to move the bow. These are fundamental components necessary for...

    Published May 31st 2006 by Routledge

  5. Popular Music Genres

    An Introduction

    By Stuart Borthwick, Ron Moy

    An accessible introduction to the study of popular music, this book takes a schematic approach to a range of popular music genres, and examines them in terms of their antecedents, histories, visual aesthetics, and sociopolitical contexts. Within this interdisciplinary and genre-based focus, readers...

    Published November 9th 2004 by Routledge

  6. Ray Charles

    Man and Music, Updated Commemorative Edition

    By Michael Lydon

    Ray Charles: Man and Music is a complete biography of this seminal singer/pianist who has been active on the American music scene since the mid-'50s. Originally published in 1995 by Penguin Books, and universally hailed as the definitive biography, this new edition will bring Charles's life up to...

    Published January 22nd 2004 by Routledge

  7. Ray Davies

    Not Like Everybody Else

    By Thomas M. Kitts

    Ray Davies: Not Like Everybody Else is a critical biography of Ray Davies, with a focus on his music and his times. The book studies Davies’ work from the Kinks’ first singles through his 2006 solo album, from his rock musicals in the early 1970s to his one-man stage show in the 1990s, and from his...

    Published November 30th 2007 by Routledge

  8. Roadkill on the Three-Chord Highway

    Art and Trash in American Popular Music

    By Colin Escott

    It's the real stories, not the publicists' confections, that concern Colin Escott. We hear Perry Como's story in his own words: it wasn't all smooth. We learn about the astonishing twists and turns in Roy Orbison's life, and the stories behind the songs we know so well. And we go down with Vernon...

    Published July 25th 2002 by Routledge

  9. Roger Sessions

    A Biography

    By Andrea Olmstead

    Recognized as the primary American symphonist of the 20th century, Roger Sessions (1896-1985) is one of the leading representatives of high modernism. His stature among American composers rivals Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, and Elliott Carter. Sessions was awarded two Pulitzer prizes, election to...

    Published December 5th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Situating Salsa

    Global Markets and Local Meanings in Latin Popular Music

    By Lise Waxer

    Situating Salsa offers the first comprehensive consideration of salsa music and its social impact, in its multiple transnational contexts....

    Published May 3rd 2002 by Routledge

  11. Southwest Shuffle

    By Rich Kienzle

    Southwest Shuffle documents an important period in country music history. During the '30s and early '40s, hundreds of thousands of "Okies," "Arkies," and other rural folks from around the Southwest resettled in California, in search of work. A country music scene quickly blossomed there, with...

    Published April 24th 2003 by Routledge

  12. Spreadin' Rhythm Around

    Black Popular Songwriters, 1880-1930

    By David A Jasen, Gene Jones

    Spreadin' Rhythm Around: Black Popular Songwriters, 1880-1930 is a classic work on a little-studied subject in American music history: the contribution of African-American songwriters to the world of popular song. Hailed by Publishers Weekly as "thoroughly researched and entertainingly written,"...

    Published September 30th 2005 by Routledge

  13. Talkin' to Myself

    Blues Lyrics, 1921-1942

    By Michael Taft

    Talkin' to Myself: Blues Lyrics, 1921-1942 is a compendium of lyrics by the great blues recording artists of the classic blues era. It includes over 2000 songs, transcribed directly from the original recordings, making it by far the most comprehensive and accurate collection of blues lyrics...

    Published July 21st 2005 by Routledge

  14. Teenage Nervous Breakdown

    By David Walley

    Teenage Nervous Breakdown: Music and Politics in the Post-Elvis Era combines music and cultural history and criticism to examine how rock and the rock lifestyle have been merchandised first to a teenage audience and eventually to a worldwide consumer society. Well-known, iconoclastic writer/ critic...

    Published May 24th 2006 by Routledge

  15. The Blues Lyric Formula

    By Michael Taft

    This book is the first rigourous and detailed exploration of exactly how blues singers used formulas to create songs, and it more than amply fills the gap in the the study of the blues, where the structure and content of the lyrics have been less fully explored than the musical form. Focusing on...

    Published February 16th 2006 by Routledge

  16. The Ethnomusicologists' Cookbook

    Complete Meals from Around the World

    By Sean Williams

    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...

    Published June 7th 2006 by Routledge

  17. The Making of the Sound of Music

    By Max Wilk

    The Sound of Music was the last – and most successful – collaboration of two giants of the musical theater, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Enjoying a long run on Broadway and then transformed into a major hit film--recently reissued in a 40th anniversary edition on DVD with new footage –...

    Published April 2nd 2007 by Routledge

  18. The Percussionists' Guide to Injury Treatment and Prevention

    The Answer Guide to Drummers in Pain

    By Dr. Darin "Dutch" Workman

    Pain and injury are near constant companions for professional musicians. Aching hands, painful joint swelling, back problems, among other ailments were all thought to be part of the price musicians had to pay to be performers. However, thanks to an increasing awareness of both the kinesiology and...

    Published June 1st 2006 by Routledge

  19. Routledge Guide to Broadway

    By Ken Bloom

    The Routledge Guide to Broadway is the second title in our new student reference series. It will introduce the student to the Broadway theater, focusing on key performers, writers, directors, plays, and musicals, along with the theaters themselves, key awards, and the folklore of Broadway.Broadway...

    Published December 18th 2006 by Routledge

  20. The Singer's Companion

    By Sharon L. Stohrer

    "The Singer’s Companion" provides both beginning and advanced students of singing with a basic, reliable, and readable introduction to the many issues focusing on training and maintaining a healthy voice. It covers all the fundamental issues faced by vocalists in all styles of music, including how...

    Published February 13th 2006 by Routledge

  21. The Voice of the Blues

    Classic Interviews from Living Blues Magazine

    By Jim O'Neal, Amy van Singel

    The Voice of the Blues brings together interviews with many pioneering blues men including Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Jimmy Reed, B.B. King, and many others....

    Published December 7th 2001 by Routledge

  22. Virtual Music

    How the Web Got Wired for Sound

    By William Duckworth

    Virtual Music: How the Web Got Wired for Sound is a personal story of how one composer has created new music on the web, a history of interactive music, and a guide for aspiring musicians who want to harness the new creative opportunities offered by web composing. Also includes a 4-page color...

    Published May 31st 2005 by Routledge

  23. Voices of the Country

    Interviews with Classic Country Performers

    By Michael Streissguth

    "Voices of the Country" presents interviews with innovative musicians, producers, and songwriters who shaped the last fifty years of country music. From Eddy Arnold's new, smoother approach to song delivery to Loretta Lynn's take-no-prisoners feminism, these people opened new vistas in country...

    Published April 22nd 2004 by Routledge

  24. Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo

    The Secret History of Yodeling Around the World

    By Bart Plantenga

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published October 30th 2003 by Routledge