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American Big Bands
American Big Bands American Big Bands
Dr. William F. Lee - Hal Leonard Corporation

Count Basie, the Dorsey Brothers, Duke Ellington - these and more were the American idols of the golden era of the big bands. This is the ultimate guide to American big bands, with over 650 entries spanning... view details
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Leonard Bernstein's On the Waterfront
Leonard Bernstein's On the Waterfront Leonard Bernstein's On the Waterfront (A Film Score Guide )
Anthony Bushard - Scarecrow Press, Inc.

In Leonard Bernstein's On the Waterfront: A Film Score Guide, Anthony Bushard examines this landmark work, a score that continues to influence composers of film and classical music alike. The... view details
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Pop Music-The Text Book
Pop Music-The Text Book Pop Music-The Text Book
WINTERSON/NICKOL/BRICHENO - C.F. Peters Corporation

Julia Winterson, P. Nickol/T. Bricheno. Published by Hinrichsen Edition/Peters, London. Copyright 2003. A history of popular music from the beginning of the twentieth century to today with chapters on the... view details
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Pop-Culture Pedagody in the Music Classroom
Pop-Culture Pedagody in the Music Classroom Pop-Culture Pedagody in the Music Classroom (Teaching Tools from American Idol to YouTube)
Nicole Biamonte - Scarecrow Press, Inc.

Teachers the world over are discovering the importance and benefits of incorporating popular culture into the music classroom.  The cultural prevalence and the students' familiarity with recorded music,... view details
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Prog Rock FAQ
Prog Rock FAQ Prog Rock FAQ (All That's Left to Know About Rock's Most Progressive Music)
Will Romano - Hal Leonard Corporation

Prog Rock FAQ traces the controversial but much misunderstood musical genre through its five-decade history, highlighting the rise, eventual decline, and recent resurgence of one of the most

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Ready for a Brand New Beat
Ready for a Brand New Beat Ready for a Brand New Beat (How "Dancing in the Street" Became the Anthem for a Changing America)
Mark Kurlansky - Alfred Music Publishing

Can a song change a nation? In 1964, Marvin Gaye, record producer William "Mickey" Stevenson, and Motown songwriter Ivy Jo Hunter wrote "Dancing in the Street." The song was recorded at Motown's Hitville

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Song and System
Song and System Song and System (The Making of American Pop Music)
Harvey Rachlin - Rowman & Littlefield Publishing

Harvey Rachlin investigates how music entered American homes and established a cultural institution that would expand throughout the decades to become a multibillion dollar industry, weaving a history of

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The Ultimate Guide to Vinyl and More
The Ultimate Guide to Vinyl and More The Ultimate Guide to Vinyl and More (All You Need to Know About Collecting Essential Music, from Cylinders and CDs to LPs and Tapes)
Dave Thompson - Hal Leonard Corporation

An in-depth and comprehensive guide to - and history of - music collecting, The Ultimate Guide to Vinyl and More traces the hobby from its beginnings over a century ago. The book features informative and

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