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  1. The Improvisation Studies Reader

    Spontaneous Acts

    Edited by Ajay Heble, Rebecca Caines

    Improvisation is a performance practice that animates and activates diverse energies of inspiration, critique, and invention. In recent years it has coalesced into an exciting and innovative new field of interdisciplinary scholarly inquiry, becoming a cornerstone of both practical and theoretical...

    Published July 29th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Modern Percussion Revolution

    Journeys of the Progressive Artist

    Edited by Kevin Lewis, Gustavo Aguilar

    Series: Routledge Research in Music

    More than eighty years have passed since Edgard Varèse’s catalytic work for percussion ensemble, Ionisation, was heard in its New York premiere. A flurry of pieces for this new medium dawned soon after, challenging the established truths and preferences of the European musical tradition while...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Encyclopedia of Percussion

    2nd Edition

    By John H. Beck

    The Encyclopedia of Percussion is an extensive guide to percussion instruments, organized for research as well as general knowledge. Focusing on idiophones and membranophones, it covers in detail both Western and non-Western percussive instruments. These include not only instruments whose usual...

    Published December 18th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Encyclopedia of the Piano

    By Robert Palmieri

    Edited by Robert Palmieri

    Published April 29th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Recorder

    A Research and Information Guide, 3rd Edition

    By Richard W. Griscom, David Lasocki

    Series: Routledge Music Bibliographies

    A Choice "Best Academic" book in its first edition, The Recorder remains an essential resource for anyone who wants to know about this instrument. This new edition is thoroughly redone, takes account of the publishing activity of the years since its first publication, and still follows the original...

    Published December 18th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Twentieth-Century Organ Music

    Edited by Christopher S. Anderson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Musical Genres

    This volume explores twentieth-century organ music through in-depth studies of the principal centers of composition, the most significant composers and their works, and the evolving role of the instrument and its music. The twentieth-century was a time of unprecedented change for organ music, not...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Keyboard Skills for Music Educators: Score Reading

    By Shellie Gregorich, Benjamin Moritz

    Keyboard Skills for Music Educators: Score Reading is the first textbook equip future educators with the ability to play from an open score at the keyboard. Score reading can be a daunting prospect for even the most accomplished pianist, but it is a skill required of all choral and instrumental...

    Published October 4th 2011 by Routledge

  8. North American Fiddle Music

    A Research and Information Guide

    By Drew Beisswenger

    Series: Routledge Music Bibliographies

    North American Fiddle Music: A Research and Information Guide is the first large-scale annotated bibliography and research guide on the fiddle traditions of the United States and Canada. These countries, both of which have large immigrant populations as well as Native populations, have maintained...

    Published April 24th 2011 by Routledge

  9. String Quartets

    A Research and Information Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Mara Parker

    Series: Routledge Music Bibliographies

    This research guide is an annotated bibliography of sources dealing with the string quartet. This second edition is organized as in the original publication (chapters for general references, histories, individual composers, aspects of performance, facsimiles and critical editions, and miscellaneous...

    Published November 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  10. Musical Gestures

    Sound, Movement, and Meaning

    Edited by Rolf Inge Godøy, Marc Leman

    We experience and understand the world, including music, through body movement–when we hear something, we are able to make sense of it by relating it to our body movements, or form an image in our minds of body movements. Musical Gestures is a collection of essays that explore the relationship...

    Published December 17th 2009 by Routledge