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Routledge Music Companions


About the Series

Routledge Music Companions offer thorough, high-quality surveys and assessments of major topics in the study of music. All entries in each companion are specially commissioned and written by leading scholars in the field. Clear, accessible, and cutting-edge, these companions are the ideal resource for advanced undergraduates, postgraduate students, and researchers alike.

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The Routledge Companion to Creativities in Music Education

The Routledge Companion to Creativities in Music Education

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Clint Randles, Pamela Burnard
December 12, 2022

Viewing the plurality of creativity in music as being of paramount importance to the field of music education, The Routledge Companion to Creativities in Music Education provides a wide-ranging survey of practice and research perspectives. Bringing together philosophical and applied foundations, ...

The Routledge Companion to Ethics and Research in Ethnomusicology

The Routledge Companion to Ethics and Research in Ethnomusicology

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Jonathan P. J. Stock, Beverley Diamond
November 29, 2022

The Routledge Companion to Ethics and Research in Ethnomusicology is an in-depth survey of the moral challenges and imperatives of conducting research on people making music. It focuses on fundamental and compelling ethical questions that have challenged and shaped both the history of this ...

The Routledge Companion to Jazz and Gender

The Routledge Companion to Jazz and Gender

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By James Reddan, Monika Herzig, Michael Kahr
July 29, 2022

The Routledge Companion to Jazz and Gender identifies, defines, and interrogates the construct of gender in all forms of jazz, jazz culture, and education, shaping and transforming the conversation in response to changing cultural and societal norms across the globe. Such interrogation ...

The Routledge Companion to Music and Modern Literature

The Routledge Companion to Music and Modern Literature

1st Edition

Edited By Rachael Durkin
May 27, 2022

Modern literature has always been obsessed by music. It cannot seem to think about itself without obsessing about music. And music has returned the favour. The Routledge Companion to Music and Modern Literature addresses this relationship as a significant contribution to the burgeoning field of ...

The Routledge Companion to Aural Skills Pedagogy Before, In, and Beyond Higher Education

The Routledge Companion to Aural Skills Pedagogy: Before, In, and Beyond Higher Education

1st Edition

Edited By Kent D. Cleland, Paul Fleet
March 19, 2021

The Routledge Companion to Aural Skills Pedagogy offers a comprehensive survey of issues, practice, and current developments in the teaching of aural skills. The volume regards aural training as a lifelong skill that is engaged with before, during, and after university or conservatoire studies in ...

The Routledge Companion to Music Theory Pedagogy

The Routledge Companion to Music Theory Pedagogy

1st Edition

Edited By Leigh VanHandel
February 25, 2020

Today’s music theory instructors face a changing environment, one where the traditional lecture format is in decline. The Routledge Companion to Music Theory Pedagogy addresses this change head-on, featuring battle-tested lesson plans alongside theoretical discussions of music theory curriculum and...

The Routledge Companion to the Contemporary Musical

The Routledge Companion to the Contemporary Musical

1st Edition

Edited By Jessica Sternfeld, Elizabeth L. Wollman
September 04, 2019

The Routledge Companion to the Contemporary Musical is dedicated to the musical’s evolving relationship to American culture in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. In the past decade-and-a-half, international scholars from an ever-widening number of disciplines and ...

The Routledge Companion to Popular Music and Humor

The Routledge Companion to Popular Music and Humor

1st Edition

Edited By Thomas M. Kitts, Nick Baxter-Moore
May 07, 2019

An essential part of human expression, humor plays a role in all forms of art, and humorous and comedic aspects have always been part of popular music. For the first time, The Routledge Companion to Popular Music and Humor draws together scholarship exploring how the element of humor interacts with...

The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture

The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture

1st Edition

Edited By Tim Shephard, Anne Leonard
April 25, 2019

As a coherent field of research, the field of music and visual culture has seen rapid growth in recent years. The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture serves as the first comprehensive reference on the intersection between these two areas of study, an ideal introduction for those coming ...

The Routledge Companion to Music, Mind, and Well-being

The Routledge Companion to Music, Mind, and Well-being

1st Edition

Edited By Penelope Gouk, James Kennaway, Jacomien Prins, Wiebke Thormahlen
December 11, 2018

In recent decades, the relationship between music, emotions, health and well-being has become a hot topic. Scientific research and new neuro-imaging technologies have provided extraordinary new insights into how music affects our brains and bodies, and researchers in fields ranging from psychology ...

The Routledge Companion to Jazz Studies

The Routledge Companion to Jazz Studies

1st Edition

Edited By Nicholas Gebhardt, Nichole Rustin-Paschal, Tony Whyton
December 06, 2018

The Routledge Companion to Jazz Studies presents over forty articles from internationally renowned scholars and highlights the strengths of current jazz scholarship in a cross-disciplinary field of enquiry. Each chapter reflects on developments within jazz studies over the last twenty-five years, ...

The Routledge Research Companion to Modernism in Music

The Routledge Research Companion to Modernism in Music

1st Edition

Edited By Björn Heile, Charles Wilson
October 30, 2018

Modernism in music still arouses passions and is riven by controversies. Taking root in the early decades of the twentieth century, it achieved ideological dominance for almost three decades following the Second World War, before becoming the object of widespread critique in the last two decades of...

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