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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 Radio 4 Book of the Week

            The Musical Human: A History of Life on Earth - A Radio 4 Book of the Week (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Spitzer, Michael

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            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 9781526602770
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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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
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2021
            Publisher Omnibus Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Musical Human: A History of Life on Earth - A Radio 4 Book of the Week
             

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

            By Spitzer, Michael

            • RRP: $58.99
            • $46.01
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            • Pub Date
              17 Aug 21

            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
            Released NZ 17 Aug 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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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)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How to Write Songs on Guitar: A Guitar-Playing and Songwriting Course
              

            How to Write Songs on Guitar: A Guitar-Playing and Songwriting Course (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 20th Anniversary Edition, Updated and Expanded)

            By Rooksby, Rikky

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            This is a book for songwriters, guitarists, and people who write songs on the guitar. It explains songwriting technique, providing information on all aspects of song creation and construction.

            ISBN 9781493051762
            Released NZ 21 Dec 2020
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
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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

            • RRP: $37.00
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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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            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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            How To Hear Classical Music: Ginger Series Volume 11
              

            How To Hear Classical Music: Ginger Series Volume 11 (Paperback, 11th edition)

            By Caddy, Divinia

            • RRP: $26.00
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            Have you ever wondered why most classical music concerts are such stuffy affairs? Had to bluff your way through conversations about classical music? Want to get a handle on music by the modern composers? Or just want a great read on music you love? How to Hear Classical Music is ...all this and more.
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            ISBN 9781877551000
            Published NZ 9 Sep 2013
            Publisher Awa Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series The Ginger series
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            Like Some Forgotten Dream: What if the Beatles hadn't split up?
             

            Like Some Forgotten Dream: What if the Beatles hadn't split up? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rachel, Daniel

            • RRP: $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              30 Nov 21

            An award-winning music author takes a serious look at a playful question of pop history: what if the Beatles had created one more album?

            ISBN 9781788403214
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age General Audience
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