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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 848 new and published books in the subject of Music — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Black Orpheus

    Music in African American Fiction from the Harlem Renaissance to Toni Morrison

    By Saadi A. Simawe

    Series: Border Crossings

    The legendary Greek figure Orpheus was said to have possessed magical powers capable of moving all living and inanimate things through the sound of his lyre and voice. Over time, the Orphic theme has come to indicate the power of music to unsettle, subvert, and ultimately bring down oppressive...

    Published December 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Ragtime

    An Encyclopedia, Discography, and Sheetography

    By Dave Jasen

    Ragtime: An Encyclopedia, Discography, and Sheetography is the definitive reference work for this important popular form of music that flourished from the 1890s through the 1920s, and was one of the key predecessors of jazz. It collects for the first time entries on all the important composers and...

    Published December 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Analyzing Music in Advertising

    Television Commercials and Consumer Choice

    By Nicolai Graakjaer

    Series: Routledge Interpretive Marketing Research

    The study of music in commercials is well-suited for exploring the persuasive impact that music has beyond the ability to entertain, edify, and purify its audience. This book focuses on music in commercials from an interpretive text analytical perspective, answering hitherto neglected questions:...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Music and Traditions of the Arabian Peninsula

    Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar

    By Lisa Urkevich

    Music and Traditions of the Arabian Peninsula provides a pioneering overview of folk and traditional urban music, along with dance and rituals, of Saudi Arabia and the Upper Gulf States of Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar. The nineteen chapters introduce variegated regions and subcultures and their rich...

    Published December 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Performance Practice

    A Dictionary-Guide for Musicians

    By Roland Jackson

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Music Technology and Education

    Amplifying Musicality, 2nd Edition

    By Andrew Brown

    Music Technology in Education lays out the principles of music technology and how they can be used to enhance musical teaching and learning in primary and secondary education. Previously published as Computers in Music Education, this second edition has been streamlined to focus on the needs of...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Music and Sound in Documentary Film

    Edited by Holly Rogers

    Series: Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

    This collection of fourteen essays provides a rich and detailed history of the relationship between and music and image in documentary films, exploring the often overlooked role of music in the genre and its subsequent impact on an audience’s perception of reality and fiction. Exploring examples of...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Japanese Visual Culture: Explorations in the World of Manga and Anime

    Explorations in the World of Manga and Anime

    By Mark Wheeler Macwilliams, Mark W. MacWilliams

    Born of Japan's cultural encounter with Western entertainment media, manga (comic books or graphic novels) and anime (animated films) are two of the most universally recognized forms of contemporary mass culture. Because they tell stories through visual imagery, they vault over language barriers....

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Mesoamerican Myth: A Treasury of Central American Legends, Art, and History

    A Treasury of Central American Legends, Art, and History

    By Anita Ganeri

    In order to understand the course of economic and social disintegration in the Soviet Union, various questions were put to Soviet officials and economic and other policy advisors of the 1980s. This text assembles the analyses of key issues and turning points into a history of the systemic collapse....

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Local Music Scenes and Globalization

    Transnational Platforms in Beirut

    By Thomas Burkhalter

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethnomusicology

    This book offers the first in-depth study of experimental and popular music scenes in Beirut, looking at musicians working towards a new understanding of musical creativity and music culture in a country that is dominated by mass-mediated pop music, and propaganda. Burkhalter studies the generation...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge