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Subjects : Secondary School Music Books

Our GCSE music books are perfect for children studying at secondary school. They will help children learn to play an exciting variety of instruments and also include some essential revision tips.

  • The Impact of Technology in Music

    Matthew Anniss

    Product Code: ARJEA
    Hardback
    How have technology and science helped musicians throughout the years? How does today's technology help us to create new music or music in different ways? Will computers ever be able to make music completely by themselves? From the invention of the electric guitar through to today's high-tech music creation software, technology has always helped us to create music in new and exciting ways. This book looks at historical, current and emerging techniques involved in music creation and performance. We also look at the increasing and changing role of the internet in music creation and distribution - including the history of music piracy.
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  • Recording and Promoting Your Music

    Matthew Anniss

    Product Code: AONSS
    Paperback 11 years +
    This is a vibrant and engaging book for aspiring young musicians who want to learn the ins and outs of being in a band. This book looks at recording, releasing, and promoting your music, including how it all works in the digital age.
    • £8.89
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  • Forming a Band

    Richard Spilsbury

    Product Code: AONSR
    Paperback 11 years +
    This is a vibrant and engaging book for aspiring young musicians who want to learn the ins and outs of being in a band in the digital age. This book looks at forming a band, covering finding bandmates, choosing instruments and getting your equipment just right.
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  • Oxford Dictionary of Musical Terms

    Alison Latham

    Product Code: AMKCS
    Paperback 11 years +
    Printed music and writing about music involve the use of complex systems of notation and a wealth of technical terms in several languages. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Musical Terms provides clear, succinct, definitions of a comprehensive range of the musical terms, in English and other European languages, that are likely to be encountered in Western music. Over 2,500 A-Z entries range across a spectrum of subjects, among them: rhythm, metre, forms, genres, pitch, scales, chords, harmony and counterpoint, notational systems, composition and analysis, performance practice, tempo, expression, musical periods, artistic movements, computer applications, acoustics, and many more. Entries provide etymologies, and are fully cross-referenced. Some are illustrated with music examples and tables. An appendix lists all composers mentioned in the Dictionary, with their dates. It is an ideal book for students and teachers of music - it covers all the terms required in the SMAB musical theory exams - as well as for professional musicians, those learning to play musical instruments, and members of choirs, and musical groups. It will also be a useful quick reference book for concert-goers, CD-collectors, and radio listeners.
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  • Classical Music Encyclopedia

    Stanley Sadie

    Product Code: ALTEU
    Hardback 14 years +
    The Classical Music Encylopedia, now fully updated, traces the development of Western music from medieval times through to the twenty-first century. Each chapter begins with an Introduction to the era, followed by an A to Z of the key composers and musicians of the era, with an expert's recommended recording for each entry. Within these, the musical greats - from Mozart to Stravinksy - have more extensive entries. The Styles and Forms sections discuss the many different styles of music, from the earliest notation to the minimalism of the twentieth century, while the development of each era's Instruments is also extensively investigated. Written by many of the world's leading experts in the field, this invaluable encyclopedia is comprehensive, easy-to-use and highly informative - an essential guide for readers of all levels.
    • £19.99
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  • The Oxford Dictionary of Music

    Tim Rutherford-Johnson

    Product Code: AHLUQ
    Paperback 11 years +
    Now available in paperback and with over 10,000 entries, the Oxford Dictionary of Music (previously the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music) offers broad coverage of a wide range of musical categories spanning many eras, including composers, librettists, singers, orchestras, important ballets and operas, and musical instruments and their history. Over 250 new entries have been added to this edition to expand coverage of popular music, ethnomusicology, modern and contemporary composers, music analysis, and recording technology. Existing entries have been expanded where necessary to include more coverage of the reception of major works, and to include key new works and categories, such as multimedia. Entry-level web links are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website, expanding the scope of the dictionary. The dictionary now also includes two useful appendices, one listing French, German, and Italian musical terms with their English translations, and an abbreviations list for letters commonly used in musical scores and musical writing. The Oxford Dictionary of Music is the most up-to-date and accessible dictionary of musical terms available and an essential point of reference for music students, teachers, lecturers, professional musicians, as well as music enthusiasts.
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