Dubwise: Reasoning from the reggae underground
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Dubwise: Reasoning from the reggae underground

Reggae's influence can be heard in the popular music of nations in a variety of continents. In Dubwise, Klive Walker takes a fresh look at Bob Marley's global impact, specifically his legacy in the Caribbean diaspora. While considering Marley's status as an international reggae icon, Walker also discusses the vital contributions to reggae culture authored by other important Jamaican innovators such as poet Louise Bennett, hand drumme...

George Crumb: A Bio-Bibliography (Bio-Bibliographies in Music)
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George Crumb: A Bio-Bibliography

George Crumb is a composer at the forefront of post-World War II American music, and never before has one volume combined a portrait of his life with a catalogue of his extensive work. David Cohen's George Crumb: A Bio-Bibliography corrects this by providing the reader and researcher with an overview of Crumb's life, career, and compositions; and an annotated guide to literature by and about the composer―including not only articles a...

Freedom Is, Freedom Ain't: Jazz and the Making of the Sixties
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Freedom Is, Freedom Ain't: Jazz and the Making of the Sixties

In the long decade between the mid-fifties and the late sixties, jazz was changing more than its sound. The age of Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite, John Coltrane's A Love Supreme, and Charles Mingus's The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady was a time when jazz became both newly militant and newly seductive, its example powerfully shaping the social dramas of the Civil Rights movement, the Black Power movement, and the counterculture. Free...

Welsh Traditional Music
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Welsh Traditional Music

Even as music of the British Isles has been celebrated and studied worldwide, Welsh traditional music has been almost entirely neglected, both by the public and by scholars. With this volume, Phyllis Kinney fills that gap. Covering Welsh traditional music from its origins through the present, and featuring an extensive selection of musical examples, the book places the whole of Welsh music in its cultural and historical context and w...

Luther’s Liturgical Music: Principles and Implications
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Luther's Liturgical Music: Principles and Implications

Martin Luther's relationship to music has been largely downplayed, yet music played a vital role in Luther's life -- and he in turn had a deep and lasting effect on Christian hymnody. In Luther's Liturgical Music Robin Leaver comprehensively explores these connections. Replete with tables, figures, and musical examples, this volume is the most extensive study on Luther and music ever published. Leaver' work makes a formidable contrib...

Keep on Pushing: Black Power Music from Blues to Hip-Hop
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Keep on Pushing: Black Power Music from Blues to Hip-Hop

Author Denise Sullivan explores the bond between music and social change and traces the evolution of protest music over the past five decades. The marriage of music and social change didn't originate with the civil rights and black power movements of the 1950s and 1960s, but never before had the relationship between the two been so dynamic. Black music altered the road to liberation for minorities, sparking creativity and resulting i...

Improvisation Made Easier
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Improvisation Made Easier

Frank Gambale's new improvisation book is a twelve-chapter course, with seven lessons per chapter, that covers the twelve most important scales and modes. Each lesson explores the chords, voicings and licks that are derived from each scale.

Enrico Caruso: My Father and My Family (Abr ed) (Opera Biography Series, No 2)
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Enrico Caruso: My Father and My Family (Abr ed)

This book will please the in-depth researcher as well as the person who wants to know what kind was Mr. Caruso. It says much about origins. The Naples of Caruso's boyhood is well described. Singing is the one compass that always pointed North for Mr. Causo. Enricco's father wanted him to be a mechannic, but Enricco was drawn by greater force to be the singer he became. We see him develop from a callous young man in his relations with...

The Complete Idiot's Guide(R) to Playing the Harmonica
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The Complete Idiot's Guide(R) to Playing the Harmonica

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