Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World’s Peoples, Shorter Version

No background or training in music? No problem. This shorter version of WORLDS OF MUSIC: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MUSIC OF THE WORLD’S PEOPLES is written to make music accessible. Using the case-study approach, the text presents in-depth explorations of music of several cultures from around the world. The authors all ethnomusicologists working in their fields of expertise base their discussions of music-cultures on their own fieldwork and give you a true sense of both the music and culture that created it.

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  • Worlds of Music College Textbook, 3 original CD’s required for the course INCLUDED!!!
  • Worlds of Music College Textbook, 3 original CD’s required for the course INCLUDED!!!

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Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World’s Peoples

The bestselling WORLDS OF MUSIC, now in its fifth edition, provides authoritative, accessible coverage of the world’s music cultures. Based on the authors’ fieldwork and expertise, this text presents in-depth explorations of several music cultures from around the world, with new chapters on China, Eastern Europe and the Arab world. The student-friendly, case-study approach and music-culture focus gives students a true sense of both the music and the culture that created it. Additionally, a high-quality 4-CD set (purchased separately) contains a variety of recordings from multiple sources, including the authors’ own fieldwork, other ethnomusicologists’ field research, and commercial releases.

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An Introduction to Writing Music For Television: The Art & Technique of TV Music Writing With Contributions From Emmy® Award Winning Composers (How to write music)

Learn to compose music for TV with the best in the world

  • Do you have a home studio setup and want to get into the world of music composition?
  • Do you have a long-term goal to turn your musical creativity into income?
  • Would you like to know how to get started composing music for TV?

TV composer Michael Kruk has written and produced the music for many major documentary series which have been seen by millions of viewers worldwide.

Michael has produced scores for David Attenborough documentaries through to series for the BBC Natural History Unit. His music has been performed by a 75-piece orchestra, but he has also delivered entire soundtracks crafted solely in his home studio in New York. In An Introduction to Writing Music For Television he shares valuable insights into the process of writing music to picture.

In this book, Michael has teamed up with three of the busiest composers in the business (all Emmy® award winners). Each shares their story, experience and advice in an exclusive interview, and contributes to each topic covered in the book:

  • Michael Price (Sherlock, The Unforgotten)
  • Mac Quayle (Mr Robot, American Horror Story)
  • Walter Murphy (Family Guy, American Dad)

Learn to write music for TV

In Writing Music For Television, you’ll not only gain an insider’s view of how the music for a TV program is composed, you’ll be guided through the first steps of composing music to picture. You’ll learn…

  • The rarely discussed processes professional composers use
  • How to create seamless intros and outros
  • How to write “builds” and “reveals” without distracting the viewer
  • How to choose the right instrumentation to create a mood
  • How to use chord sequences and scales that immediately evoke a specific emotionHow to compose effective melodies and adapt them for different scenes

As well as being packed with insights and wisdom you won’t find elsewhere else, this book takes a practical approach to composing for TV, and each chapter contains dozens of musical examples you can learn from and apply. 

Learn to write music from an experienced composer whose work has gone from home studio to live orchestra, with numerous tips and tricks on orchestration!

A music to TV masterclass

  • Learn the do’s and don’ts of composing music to avoid common rookie errors
  • Master the musical tools that create an effective sense of movement in a scene
  • Get straightforward guidance on orchestration that really works and sounds realistic
  • Understand the range of various instruments and how they fit together
  • Learn how to use the most common production tools such as EQ, Compression and Reverb
  • Learn how to integrate real instrument samples with electronic textures

Bonus 1: All musical examples are beautifully notated, so you can easily learn and apply them

Bonus 2: Download FREE studio quality audio of every example, so you can hear exactly how it sounds

Buy it now and put your musical creativity to work. Learn how to create music to picture like the professionals.

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The Everything Reading Music: A Step-By-Step Introduction To Understanding Music Notation And Theory

Read and play music in no time!

Have fun learning to read music with this easy-to-follow guide. The Everything Reading Music Book has all it takes for you to quickly master and appreciate the fundamentals of music notation and theory so you can read and understand music like a pro. Filled with hundreds of examples and a bonus CD bringing the essential lessons to life, this is the all-in-one handbook you need to learn fast!

Get the skills you need to read music like an expert with:

  • Detailed descriptions of how to understand rhythm, rests, meter and time
  • The key to reading expression markings, dynamics and other essential symbols
  • How to form scales, chords, intervals, key signatures and other vital theory topics
  • Chord progressions in all keys from basic to advanced progressions
  • Demystification of instrument transpositions
  • Instrument ranges, common foreign language terms and much more
  • Applications to all instruments and every style of music


Sheets of music can be intimidating – music is another language! But The Everything Reading Music Book has all you need to speak fluently.

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Music in Early Childhood Education: An Introduction for Early Childhood Educators and Parents

This text prepares childcare providers and parents to meet their responsibility to musically nurture young children. In a clear, logical style, students are introduced to research-based support for the important practice of musically nurturing children in the various stages of early childhood. Developmentally appropriate activities are planned through the analysis of the unique characteristics of all early childhood ages and stages. Students are provided activity examples of how to sing, move, listen and play music with and for young children at all stages, including the prenatal stage. Additionally, appendices include instructions for playing and tuning an autoharp, additional activities, music, and musical terms. The author’s goal was to help all early childhood caregivers, including those with no music education, feel more comfortable and competent to fulfill the important role of musically nurturing young children and leading them to a creative expression for life.

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An Introduction to Music Therapy: Theory and Practice, 3rd Edition

Written by William B. Davis, Kate E. Gfeller, Michael H. Thaut, an Introduction to Music Therapy: Theory and Practice, third edition, provides a comprehensive overview of the practice of music therapy for the 21st century. It looks at where we have been, where we are today, and where we might be in the future. Combining sound pedagogy with recent research findings, this new edition has been updated and expanded to reflect changes in music therapy practice over the past nine years. Part I includes definitions of music therapy, indicates typical clinical settings, traces historical developments within the profession, and describes how humans respond to musical stimuli. Part II is devoted to specific clinical populations most frequently served by music therapists, and therapeutic approaches suitable for different clientele. Part III, professional issues in music therapy, gives the reader information about the music therapy treatment process, professional ethics, and research methodology commonly employed by music therapists. Although written primarily as an introduction to the field, it is also appropriate for use by music therapy clinicians and practitioners in other helping professions who wish to learn more about how music is used with persons who have illnesses or disabilities. This book was written especially for dedicated students and professionals who believe they can make a difference in the lives of these people who have special needs.

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An Introduction to America’s Music (Second Edition)

An ear-opening exploration of music’s New World, from Puritan psalmody to mash-ups.

Richard Crawford and Larry Hamberlin show how the lively interactions between the folk, popular, and classical spheres have made American music resonate with audiences around the world. Students will learn how to listen critically to eighty-eight pieces in all the major styles and genres, while gaining a clearer understanding of music’s role in the history of American society, business, and technology.

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An Introduction to Music Technology