Last Updated: Jun 17, 2015
Music Performance Books and Multi-Media
Our books are arranged according to the Library of Congress Classification System. Music scores, books on music history, and musical figures are mainly located in the M section of our catalog. For more information please see the link below.
In addition to the books listed below we have a good deal of scores available to check out. They are on the second floor of the library in the M-MT call letter range. You can also search for them on our online catalog. If you select "advanced search" you can scroll down and narrow your search to specifically for scores.
What to Listen for in Music
Publication Date: 1953-01-01
Whether they listen to Mozart or Duke Ellington, Aaron Copland, the "dean of American music," invites readers to ask two basic questions: Are they hearing everything that is going on? Are they really being sensitive to it? With his provocative suggestions, Aaron Copland guides readers through a deeper appreciation of the most rewarding of all art forms.
The Music Theory Handbook
Publication Date: 1996-09-16
This concise handbook offers comprehensive coverage of main topics in music theory. Instructors can elaborate on the material as appropriate to their course, while students can learn and review technical information without having to digest lengthy analyses and explanations. Topics include species and tonal counterpoint, instrumental ranges and transpositions, and a glossary of forms.
Composing for the Jazz Orchestra
Publication Date: 1973-09-15
Although it will be of primary interest to those who are engaged in composition themselves, [this] book is also recommended for readers who may wish to gain further insight into just what makes jazz composition so different from traditional approaches.
The Everything Music Theory Book
Publication Date: 2006-12-10
Are you a musician who longs to take music to the next level but aren't sure how to go about it? You need to unlock the secret to understanding music on a deeper level to help you grasp what it is that makes music music. In The Everything Music Theory Book with CD, musician and music educator Marc Schonbrun takes you step by step through the underpinnings of music theory the very glue that holds music together.
Understanding the Fundamentals of Music
Call Number: DVD MT 7.G73 2007
Publication Date: 2007
For anyone wanting to master music's language, being able to read musical notation is a necessity. This course is a basic course, designed to introduce you to music's language in a way that is similar to the way you learned your own native language. By sidestepping the necessity to read music, these lectures represent an extremely rare opportunity in musical education--an opportunity to experience a solid introduction to music theory's basics in a way that is not technically intimidating, yet provides a substantial grounding in the fundamentals.