Author: Loyal Jones
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Keywords: music, life, american, humorists, country, comedians
Number of Pages: 448
Published: 2008-10-08
List price: $65.00
ISBN-10: 0252033698
ISBN-13: 9780252033698

This volume is an encyclopedia of country music performers who have used comedy as a central component of their presentation. Loyal Jones offers a conversational and informative biographical sketch of each performer, often including a sample of the musician’s humor, a recording history, and amusing anecdotal tidbits. In an entertaining style, Jones covers performers throughout the twentieth century, from such early stars of vaudeville and radio barn dances as the Skillet Lickers and the Weaver Brothers and Elviry, to regulars on Hee Haw and the Grand Old Opry, continuing to current comed

Author: Eric Weisbard
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Keywords: music, experience, project, pop, momentary, history, listen
Number of Pages: 336
Published: 2007-10-11
List price: $24.95
ISBN-10: 0822340410
ISBN-13: 9780822340416

Arguing that pop music turns on moments rather than movements, the essays in Listen Again pinpoint magic moments from a century of pop eclecticism, looking at artists who fall between genre lines, songs that sponge up influences from everywhere, and studio accidents with unforeseen consequences. Listen Again collects some of the finest presentations from the celebrated Experience Music Project Pop Conference, where journalists, musicians, academics, and other culturemongers come together once each year to stretch the boundaries of pop music culture, criticism, and scholarship.Building a histor

Author: Arthur Foote
Publisher: A-R Editions
Keywords: music, american, researches, piano, cello, recent
Published: 1982-01-01
List price: $36.00
ISBN-10: 0895791773
ISBN-13: 9780895791771

Authors:Walter Bernhart, Suzanne Aspden, Suzanne M. Lodato,
Publisher: Editions Rodopi B.V.
Keywords: word, studies, music, identity, musical, amp, cultural, stage, paul, essays, honor, steven, scher
Number of Pages: 336
Published: 2002-12-12
List price: $52.50
ISBN-10: 9042009934
ISBN-13: 9789042009936

The eighteen interdisciplinary essays in this volume were presented in 2001 in Sydney, Australia, at the Third International Conference on Word and Music Studies, which was sponsored by The International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMA). The conference celebrated the sixty-fifth birthday of Steven Paul Scher, arguably the central figure in word and music studies during the last thirty-five years. The first section of this volume comprises ten articles that discuss, or are methodologically based upon, Scher’s many analyses of and critical commentaries on the field, particularly on

Author: Joseph Tate
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Ltd
Keywords: music, popular, folk, ashgate, amp, series, art, radiohead
Number of Pages: 210
Published: 2005-05-30
List price: $29.95
ISBN-10: 0754639800
ISBN-13: 9780754639800

The Music and Art of Radiohead provides compelling close readings of the English band’s music, lyrics, album cover art and music videos as well as critical commentary on interviews, reviews and the documentary film Meeting People is Easy. Established and emerging academic scholars engage with Radiohead’s music and art via concerns of broader implication to contemporary cultural studies. Topics range from the band’s various musical and multivalent social contexts to their contested situation within a global market economy; from asking the question, ’how free is art?̵

Authors:Daniel J. Schneck, Dorita S. Berger,
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Keywords: music, applications, clinical, physiology, effect
Number of Pages: 272
Published: 2006-01-15
List price: $28.95
ISBN-10: 1843107716
ISBN-13: 9781843107712

Music is well known to have a significant effect on physiology and is widely used as an effective therapeutic tool in stress and pain management, rehabilitation, and behavior modification, but its effects are not well understood. This book explains what "music" is, how it is processed by and affects the body, and how it can be applied in a range of physiological and psychological conditions. Rhythm, melody, timbre, harmony, dynamics, and form, and their effects on the body are explored in detail, helping practitioners create effective therapy interventions that complement other treatment syste

Author: Lee A. Rothfar
Publisher: University of Rochester Pre
Keywords: music, eastman, studies, life, creative, halm, critical, august
Number of Pages: 320
Published: 2009-11-01
List price: $85.00
ISBN-10: 1580463290
ISBN-13: 9781580463294

In the early 1900s, August Halm was widely acknowledged to be one of the most insightful and influential authors of his day on a wide range of musical topics. Yet, in the eighty years since his untimely death at age 59 (in 1929), Halm-the author of six widely read books and over 100 essays-has received much less attention than such contemporaries as Hugo Riemann, Heinrich Schenker, Ernst Kurth, and Arnold Schoenberg. Lee Rothfarb’s engaging and deeply researched study provides the missing images that comprise the multifaceted life of this astute musical sage. August Halm: A Critical and
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