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A Modern Method for Guitar: Volumes 1, 2, & 3 Complete
A Modern Method for Guitar: Volumes 1, 2, & 3 Complete
Compilation of Volumes 1, 2, & 3, Including All Audio & Video Tracks

The William Leavitt Modern Method for Guitar, used as the basic text for the Berklee College of Music guitar program, has stood the test of time and earned a vast and loyal following of dedicated guitar students and instructors. By popul…

Space Is the Place
Space Is the Place
The Lives and Times of Sun Ra

Considered by many to be a founder of Afrofuturism, Sun Ra—aka Herman Blount—was a composer, keyboardist, bandleader, philosopher, entrepreneur, poet, and self-proclaimed extraterrestrial from Saturn. He recorded over 200 albums with his…

The Art of Mbira
The Art of Mbira
Musical Inheritance and Legacy

Growing out of the collaborative research of an American ethnomusicologist and Zimbabwean musician, Paul F. Berliner’s The Art of Mbira documents the repertory for a keyboard instrument known generally as mbira. At the heart of this work…

Blues Before Sunrise 2
Blues Before Sunrise 2
Interviews from the Chicago Scene

Face-to-face with the blues, one more timeIn this new collection of interviews, Steve Cushing once again invites readers into the vaults of Blues Before Sunrise, his acclaimed nationally syndicated public radio sh…

Music of a Thousand Years
Music of a Thousand Years
A New History of Persian Musical Traditions

Iran’s particular system of traditional Persian art music has been long treated as the product of an ever-evolving, ancient Persian culture. In Music of a Thousand Years, Ann E. Lucas argues that this music is a modern phenomenon indelib…

Inside Arabic Music
Inside Arabic Music
Arabic Maqam Performance and Theory in the 20th Century

What makes hundreds of listeners cheer ecstatically at the same instant during a live concert by Egyptian diva Umm Kulthum? What is the unspoken language behind a taqsim (traditional instrumental improvisation) that performers and listen…

Move On Up
Move On Up
Chicago Soul Music and Black Cultural Power

Curtis Mayfield. The Chi-Lites. Chaka Khan. Chicago’s place in the history of soul music is rock solid. But for Chicagoans, soul music in its heyday from the 1960s to the 1980s was more than just a series of hits: it was a marker and a s…

Postbop Jazz in the 1960s
Postbop Jazz in the 1960s
The Compositions of Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea

Innovations in postbop jazz compositions of the 1960s occurred in several dimensions, including harmony, form, and melody. Postbop jazz composers such as Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea broke with earlier tonal jazz tradit…

Jazz From Detroit
Jazz From Detroit

Jazz from Detroit explores the city’s pivotal role in shaping the course of modern and contemporary jazz. With more than two dozen in-depth profiles of remarkable Detroit-bred musicians, complemented by a generous selection of photograph…

Konnakkol Manual
Konnakkol Manual
An Advanced Course in Solkattu

David Nelson wrote and compiled Konnakkol Manual to assist teaching an advanced course in the rhythmic compositions of Karnatak (South Indian) music. This new instructional book picks up where his previous book, Solkau Manual, left off. …

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