Britannica Concise Encyclopedia
Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Britannica Concise Encyclopedia is the perfect resource for information on the people, places, and events of yesterday and today. Students, teachers, and librarians can find fast facts combined with the quality and accuracy that have made Britannica the brand to trust. A tool for both the classroom and the library, no other desk reference can compare.
The Crying of Lot 49
Author: Thomas Pynchon
The highly original satire about Oedipa Maas, a woman who finds herself enmeshed in a worldwide conspiracy, meets some extremely interesting characters and attains a not inconsiderable amount of self-knowledge.
All Music Guide
Author: Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Arranged in sixteen musical categories, provides entries for twenty thousand releases from four thousand artists, and includes a history of each musical genre.
The Reader's Guide to Music is designed to provide a useful single-volume guide to the ever-increasing number of English language book-length studies in music. Each entry consists of a bibliography of some 3-20 titles and an essay in which these titles are evaluated, by an expert in the field, in light of the history of writing and scholarship on the given topic. The more than 500 entries include not just writings on major composers in music history but also the genres in which they worked (from early chant to rock and roll) and topics important to the various disciplines of music scholarship (from aesthetics to gay/lesbian musicology).
Jazz: The First 100 Years
Author: Henry Martin, Keith Waters
Publisher: Cengage Learning
JAZZ: THE FIRST 100 YEARS explores the development of jazz from its nineteenth-century roots in blues and ragtime, through swing and bebop, to fusion and contemporary jazz styles. Unique in its up-to-date coverage, the 3rd edition devotes a full third of its length to performers of the 1960s to the present day. The book's flexible organization and clear, vibrant presentation appeal to both music majors and general students. Biographies and social history put music in context. Extensive, accessible listening guides tie the history of jazz music directly to the CD selections, giving newcomers and aficionados alike a true feel for the ever-changing sound of jazz. Non-majors will find the new Introduction to Jazz Basics a useful preview tool on jazz fundamentals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Henry Martin, Keith Waters
Publisher: Cengage Learning
A complete jazz chronology, ESSENTIAL JAZZ delivers a thorough and engaging introduction to jazz and American culture. Designed for nonmajors, this brief text explores the development of jazz, from its 19th century roots in ragtime and blues, through swing and bebop, to fusion and contemporary jazz styles. Unique in its up-to-date coverage, one-third of ESSENTIAL JAZZ is devoted to performers of the 1960s through present-day performers. The text's flexible organization and clear, interesting presentation are designed to appeal to students with little or no music background. Accessible, informative Listening Guides provide a rich sociocultural context for each selection, giving both newcomers and aficionados a true feel for the vibrant, ever-changing sound of jazz. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Mark C. Gridley
Publisher: Prentice Hall
America's most popular introduction to jazz--now with MyMusicLab. For undergraduate courses in Jazz History, Jazz Survey, Evolution of Jazz, Introduction to Jazz, and Jazz Appreciation. America's most widely used introduction to jazz text captures the minds of students by teaching the history of the style and how to actively listen to jazz. While its chronological format serves as a great resource for beginners, Jazz Styles is applicable to more advanced students because of its in-depth analysis of musical elements and its technical appendices that discuss music theory concepts. This new edition incorporates a rich array of online features--including a full interactive eText, streaming audio, and historical performance video--through MyMusicLab. MyMusicLab was developed to help engage students in course material and assess their understanding of the material. With powerful online learning tools integrated into the book, the online and textbook experience is more seamless than ever before. MyMusicLab provides wonderful interactive resources that the instructor can bring directly into the classroom. Teaching and Learning Experience Personalize Learning-The new MyMusicLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Active Listening- Jazz Styles is celebrated for its detailed listening guides that take students through the key elements in each performance. Through MyMusicLab, these guides are now integrated with streaming audio for a truly integrated listening experience. Engage Students- In the text, an engaging design, historic photographs, and active listening activities engage students in learning, while streaming audio, historic performances by jazz legends, and a full interactive eText in MyMusicLab engage them online. Support Instructors- Supported by the best instructor resources on the market, including a full Instructor's Manual, Testbank, MyMusicLab, ClassPrep for digital images, and Teaching with MyMusicLab PowerPoint slides. Note: MyMusicLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyMusicLab, please visit www.MyMusicLab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyMusicLab (VP ISBN-10: 0205107044, VP ISBN-13: 9780205107049)
The Big Music
Author: Kirsty Gunn
Publisher: Faber & Faber
The Big Music tells the story of John Sutherland of 'The Grey House', who is dying and creating in the last days of his life a musical composition that will define it. Yet he has little idea of how his tune will echo or play out into the world - and as the book moves inevitably through its themes of death and birth, change and stasis, the sound of his solitary story comes to merge and connect with those around him. In this remarkable work of fiction, Kirsty Gunn has created something as real as music or as magical as a dream. One emerges at the end of it altered and changed. Not so much a novel as a place the reader comes to inhabit and know, The Big Music is a literary work of undeniable originality and power.