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Audio and Music Textbooks New textbooks for the 2019-2020 academic year

We are proud to present our Audio & Music textbook catalogue! Browse our selection of titles designed for the classroom and focusing on a wide range of key areas in these important and expanding fields.

Popular Music

  • Performing Popular Music

    The Art of Creating Memorable and Successful Performances, 1st Edition

    By David Cashman, Waldo Garrido

    This book explores the fundamentals of popular music performance for students in contemporary music institutions. Drawing on the insights of performance practice research, it discusses the unwritten rules of performances in popular music, what it takes to create a memorable performance, and live…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Boy Bands and the Performance of Pop Masculinity

    1st Edition

    By Georgina Gregory

    Boy Bands and the Performance of Pop Masculinity provides a history of the boy band from the Beatles to One Direction, placing the modern male pop group within the wider context of twentieth- and twenty-first-century popular music and culture. Offering the first extended look at pop masculinity as…

    Paperback – 2019-04-24
    Routledge

  • Popular Music and the Politics of Hope

    Queer and Feminist Interventions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Susan Fast, Craig Jennex

    In today’s culture, popular music is a vital site where ideas about gender and sexuality are imagined and disseminated. Popular Music and the Politics of Hope: Queer and Feminist Interventions explores what that means with a wide-ranging collection of chapters that consider the many ways in which…

    Paperback – 2019-04-24
    Routledge

  • The Rock History Reader

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Theo Cateforis

    This eclectic compilation of readings tells the history of rock as it has been received and explained as a social and musical practice throughout its six decade history. This third edition includes new readings across the volume, with added material on the early origins of rock 'n' roll as well as…

    Paperback – 2019-01-07
    Routledge

  • Rock: The Primary Text

    Developing a Musicology of Rock, 3rd Edition

    By Allan F Moore, Remy Martin

    This thoroughly revised third edition of Allan F. Moore's ground-breaking book, now co-authored with Remy Martin, incorporates new material on rock music theory, style change and the hermeneutic method developed in Moore’s Song Means (2012). An even larger array of musicians is discussed, bringing…

    Paperback – 2018-10-02
    Routledge
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Listening to Rap

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Michael Berry

    Over the past four decades, rap and hip hop culture have taken a central place in popular music both in the United States and around the world. Listening to Rap: An Introduction enables students to understand the historical context, cultural impact, and unique musical characteristics of this…

    Paperback – 2018-06-21
    Routledge

  • Jazz Theory

    From Basic to Advanced Study, 2nd Edition

    By Dariusz Terefenko

    Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study, Second Edition, is a comprehensive textbook for those with no previous study in jazz, as well as those in advanced theory courses. Written with the goal to bridge theory and practice, it provides a strong theoretical foundation from music fundamentals to…

    Paperback – 2017-09-25
    Routledge

  • From Pac-Man to Pop Music

    Interactive Audio in Games and New Media, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karen Collins

    Digital interactive audio is the future of audio in media - most notably video games, but also web pages, theme parks, museums, art installations and theatrical events. Despite its importance to contemporary multi-media, this is the first book that provides a framework for understanding the history…

    Hardback – 2017-07-28
    Routledge

  • Issues in African American Music

    Power, Gender, Race, Representation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Portia K. Maultsby, Mellonee V. Burnim

    Issues in African American Music: Power, Gender, Race, Representation is a collection of twenty-one essays by leading scholars, surveying vital themes in the history of African American music. Bringing together the viewpoints of ethnomusicologists, historians, and performers, these essays cover…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09
    Routledge

  • African American Music

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Mellonee V. Burnim, Portia K. Maultsby

    American Music: An Introduction, Second Edition is a collection of seventeen essays surveying major African American musical genres, both sacred and secular, from slavery to the present. With contributions by leading scholars in the field, the work brings together analyses of African American…

    Paperback – 2014-09-25
    Routledge

  • 'Every Sound There Is'

    The Beatles' Revolver and the Transformation of Rock and Roll, 1st Edition

    Edited by Russell Reising

    'Every Sound There Is': Revolver and the Transformation of Rock and Roll assesses and celebrates the Beatles' accomplishment in their 1966 masterpiece. The essays of Every Sound There Is examine Revolver from a large number of complementary starting points that help us to understand both the…

    Paperback – 2002-05-28
    Routledge

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