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            Theory Of Music & Musicology

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            Music and How it Works: The Complete Guide for Kids

            Music and How it Works: The Complete Guide for Kids (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Take a visual journey through the world of music and learn the science behind it, too. Budding music fans will love discovering musical geniuses of every era, from Mozart and classical music to Bowie and pop, as well as finding out how music is created and what links it all toget...her. The book looks at music throughout history, beginning with the first known melody from the Fertile Crescent and covering modern music phenomena, from K Pop to hip-hop. Instruments and genres from across the world are featured, with playlists of key pieces encouraging kids to look up pieces to hear for themselves. STEAM spreads delve into the psychology and math behind music, from how it affects our mood to how it can improve our minds. Covering India's Ragas, Indonesia's Gamelan, Japan's city pop, and more, this book will help children discover a love of music.
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            ISBN 9780241411605
            Released NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            The Musical Human: A History of Life on Earth - A BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week'
             

            The Musical Human: A History of Life on Earth - A BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week' (Hardback)

            By Spitzer, Michael

            • RRP: $73.72
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            • Internationally sourced

            From a world-leading musicologist comes a major new Big History, telling the extraordinary story of humankind's relationship with music across evolutionary time. 165 million years ago saw the birth of rhythm. 66 million years ago was the first melody. 40 thousand years ago Homo s...apiens created the first musical instrument. Today music fills our lives: it is in our homes and on our streets. How we have created, performed and listened to this music throughout history has defined what our species is and how we understand who we are. Music is an overlooked part of our origin story. Here, the fascinating history of the musical human is told for the first time. The Musical Human takes us on an exhilarating journey across the ages - from Eminem to Mozart and back through the millenia - to explore the vibrant relationship between music and the human species. Integrating insights from a wealth of disciplines, world-leading musicologist Michael Spitzer brings together the three great realms of music to render a global history of music on the widest possible canvas: music in our everyday lives; music in world history; and music in evolution, from insects, birds and whales through apes, hominins, people and AI. Through this journey we begin to understand how music is situated at the crux of distinctly human experiences of cognition, feeling and even biology, widening, and sometimes closing, the evolutionary gaps between ourselves and animals in surprising ways. The Musical Human boldly puts the case that music is the most important thing we ever did; it is a fundamental part of what makes us human.
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            ISBN 9781526602763
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Help Your Kids with Music, Ages 10-16 (Grades 1-5): A Unique Step-by-Step Visual Guide & Free Audio App

            Help Your Kids with Music, Ages 10-16 (Grades 1-5): A Unique Step-by-Step Visual Guide & Free Audio App (Paperback)

            By Vorderman, Carol

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            Are your kids struggling with music theory? Do you wish you could help them learn how to read music? Help Your Kids With Music is what every frustrated parent needs. This invaluable guide covers all the core subjects needed to pass up to grade 5 music exams around the world, incl...uding melody, rhythm, chords and harmony, intervals, scales, and keys, styles and genres, and the instruments of the orchestra. Its unique visual approach, which uses simple, colourful illustrations and diagrams alongside a wide range of musical examples, allows parents and children to work together to understand even the trickiest concepts of music theory. Feature boxes on composers and musicians across a variety of styles and genres help children and parents learn and discover more about music, while guides to writing your own melody and harmonizing a song melody encourage budding composers to have a go at writing their own music. This book is also packed with musical examples, which you can listen to on the accompanying free audio app. Perfect for exam preparation, homework help, or learning to read music as part of learning an instrument, Help Your Kids With Music is a clear, accessible guide that will help parents and children understand even complex music theory and put it into practice with confidence.
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            ISBN 9780241385609
            Released NZ 18 Jun 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children
            Series Help Your Kids with
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            The History of Jazz

            The History of Jazz (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

            By Gioia, Ted

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            In this newly updated third edition of his classic History of Jazz, author Ted Gioia brings the story of jazz to the present day with expanded treatment of women's contributions to the genre, jazz in the digital age, the increasing dialogue between jazz and popular music, and the... music's new rise across the globe.
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            ISBN 9780190087210
            Released NZ 17 May 2021
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            Scorcha! Skins, Suedes and Style from the Streets 1967-1973
             

            Scorcha! Skins, Suedes and Style from the Streets 1967-1973 (Hardback)

            By Anderson, Paul

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            This illustrated celebration taps into many first-hand accounts of the original Skinhead and Suedehead generation and features iconic images of the phenomenon.

            ISBN 9781785584930
            Publisher Omnibus Press
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            Scala Radio's A Soundtrack for Life: Classical Music to Take You Through the Day

            Scala Radio's A Soundtrack for Life: Classical Music to Take You Through the Day (Hardback)

            By Radio, Scala

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            A listener's guide to classical music to take you through the day, from getting up and getting dressed, to running, reading, walking the dog, cooking and eating, taking a bath, going to sleep and everything in between.

            ISBN 9780857839671
            Released NZ 12 Oct 2021
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Two Beats Ahead: What Great Musical Minds Teach Us About Creativity and Innovation
             

            Two Beats Ahead: What Great Musical Minds Teach Us About Creativity and Innovation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Panay, Panos A.; Hendrix, R. Michael

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            Learn how to innovate from the masters, musicians. Musicians know how to stay ahead of the beat. As Chance the Rapper said 'Technology moves faster than business and music moves faster than technology.' Forced to find new ways to adapt to accelerating change, musicians are master...s of innovation. Demystifying their process for the first time, Two Beats Ahead reveals what we can learn from today's top musical minds. Drawing from interviews with masterminds like Quincy Jones, Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre, Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Pharrell Williams, as well as the CEO's of AirBnB and Pinterest, this book identifies the key lessons and skills musicians can teach us. Inspired by creative geniuses, you'll learn how to: * Listen more carefully and thoughtfully * Experiment more freely * Collaborate with a more diverse cast of partners * Demo and prototype like a jazz musician * Perform like a rock star * Improvise like a great bebop ensemble Two Beats Ahead is a creativity crash-course for anyone who wants to be more entrepreneurial or lead an innovative team.
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            ISBN 9780241410929
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Sweet Dreams: From Club Culture to Style Culture, the Story of the New Romantics
             

            Sweet Dreams: From Club Culture to Style Culture, the Story of the New Romantics (Paperback, Main)

            By Jones, Dylan

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              5 Jan 22

            The definitive oral history of the New Romantics.

            ISBN 9780571353446
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2022
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Sacred Passions: The Life and Music of Manual de Falla
              

            Sacred Passions: The Life and Music of Manual de Falla (Paperback, illustrated edition)

            By Hess, Carol

            • RRP: $79.99
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            The work of composer Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) ranges from late-romantic salon pieces to evocations of flamenco to stark neoclassicism. In this book, Carol Hess offers a fresh understanding of his life and work. She examines his work in terms of musical style and explores the c...ultural milieu in which he worked.
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            ISBN 9780195383584
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2009
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of Hallelujah
             

            The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of Hallelujah (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Reissue)

            By Light, Alan

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            • Pub Date
              1 Apr 22

            Praised as a thoughtful and illuminating (The New York Times) work of music journalism, this is the unforgettable, fascinating, and unexpected account of one of the most performed and beloved songs in pop history--Leonard Cohen's heartrending Hallelujah. When Leonard Cohen first ...wrote and recorded the song Hallelujah, it attracted little attention or airplay, dismissed by both fans and critics alike. Today, it is one of the most recorded songs in history, having been covered by a variety of music icons including Celine Dion, Bon Jovi, Willie Nelson, and, most famously, Jeff Buckley. It's been featured on soundtracks as diverse as Shrek to The West Wing. And in the days after major tragedies, it has brought comfort to thousands after being featured in the MTV 9/11 tribute video and the telethon for the 2010 Haitian earthquake. So how did one relatively unknown song become an unofficial international anthem for human triumph and tragedy, one which each successive generation feels they have discovered and claimed as uniquely their own? Through in-depth interviews and expansive research, longtime music journalist Alan Light follows the captivating and improbable journey of Hallelujah to the heart of popular culture. Discover how great songs come to be, and how we as listeners have the endless ability to project a succession of meanings onto a cultural artifact, forever reinterpreting art through the lens of current events and the latest trends. A combination mystery tale, detective story, pop critique, and sacred psalm of its own (Daily News), The Holy or the Broken is a revelatory and masterful exploration of the overwhelming power of music.
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            ISBN 9781982141363
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2022
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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