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On Display at Clarkston: 2010

A guide for the content of Georgia State Unierversity's Perimeter College Clarkston Library's bulletin board displays.

Display -- December 2010

Featured Web Sites

Arts -- Music -- Sound Files -- Midi

MIDI is the electronic format that preceded MP3. It is still useful for low bandwidth web applications, a quick way to hear a song's tune, or a ring tone for older cell phones. Note: MIDI vary tremendously in their quality.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Arts -- Radio -- Internet

A current listing of both music and talk radio stations that broadcast on the internet. Note: stations have different bandwidths, and different types of radio streams require different types of free software.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Blues --

Features articles about the blues both traditional and modern, blues artists, and listings of blues festivals, as well as links to carefully selected blues-related web sites.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Browse by topic -- Arts & Culture -- Music
United States Library of Congress

View collections of works with cover art, online exhibitions, and possibly audio samples collected by the Library of Congress. Most of these web sites deal with music history and older works. Emphasis is on the United States.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Edsitement! [Music]
National Endowment for the Humanities

A collection of sites on music history and music education, including lesson plans, audio, and video.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Dawn of Indian Music in the West
Caribbean Music from Rumba to Reggae
Rolling Stone Guide to Schools that Rock
1000 Albums to Listen to Before you Die
Great Jobs for Music Majors


Custom streamed audio of pop music. Create your own station by manipulating your preferences. Most of the stream includes at least some oldies, and one or two very strange songs. Pandora is also add supported, but it is free and easy to use.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Shopping -- Entertainment -- Recordings -- Audio -- Music -- Specialty

A listing of sites where you can sample unsigned, independent, and ethnic artists' work and then buy the CD or download the piece.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer


This site offers over 45,000 radio stations that play on its own or the Winamp player. It features nearly every imaginable genre of music plus talk and radio drama, and even low bandwidth sites for dial-up connections.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

World Music --

World music is more than reggae. Read articles that describe a variety of musical genres. Browse album reviews with cover art, and learn about internationally famous world music artists.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

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Making it in the Music Business
Beethoven Concertos 2 and 3
From Spirituals to Symphonies
Bollywood Bizzarro
The Most Relaxing Classical Album -- Ever
Emergency Peace
Heavy Metal Islam
Seasons Complete Ballet

Find the Music That Moves You!

In this display you probably can find the music that moves you. This exhibit features CD's, books, and musical scores that cover every style from Bollywood, to 18th Century classical, to new age, to Southern rock, and remember scores in the case are free to circulate.

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Books about Music

Bankston, John.
Alicia Keys. Hockessin, DE: Mitchell Lane, 2005.
Call Number: ML3930.K39 B361 2005

Even as a kid, Alicia knew music was in her heart. Fortunately, she grew up in New York City, a place offering everything from free concerts in Central Park to the background music of street and subway performers.

Blume, Jason.
This Business of Songwriting. New York: Billboard Books, 2006.
Call Number: ML3790 .B65 2006

Writing great songs is not enough. To make money, songwriters need a firm, realistic grasp of how songs generate income. This Business of Songwriting is the first book to demystify the process of doing business as a songwriter.

Bove, Tony.
iPod & iTunes for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2008.
Call Number: ML74.4.I49 B69 2008

iPods have totally revolutionized the way we play music, videos, and TV shows. This handy guide is written by veteran For Dummies author Tony Bove and will have you off and running with your iPod in no time. You’ll get set-up advice and help loading your iPod with tunes, podcasts, movies, and more.

Brown, Jake.
Kayne West in the Studio: Beats Down! Money Up! (2000-2006). Phoenix, AZ: Colossus Books, 2005.
Call Number: ML3930.W42 B76 2006

Kanye has proven to be the most creative force in hip-hop today, recently named to Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world. This is his story...

Buchanan, Donna Anne.
Performing Democracy: Bulgarian Music and Musicians in Transition. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Call Number: ML3918.F65 B83 2006

The title of this excellent book is more than a play on words. Buchanan demonstrates how the professionalization of folk music by the socialist state for nationalist purposes actually validated notions of western modernity, making the democratic transition more attractive and placing professional musicians at an important political location.

Buckland, Gail.
Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History. New York: Knopf, 2009.
Call Number: ML3534 .B83 2009

Buckland's visually hypnotic history of rock photography is as much a history of rock as subject as it is of photography. In fact, it is the inseparability of the two that lies at the heart of Buckland's argument. Here are nearly 300 iconic photographs by those photographers who understood the power of the image in the formation and sustenance of rock-and-roll culture from 1955 onward.

Campbell, Don G.
The Mozart Effect for Children: Awakening Your Child's Mind, Health, and Creativity with Music. New York: Morrow, 2000.
Call Number: ML3920 .C172 2000

Demonstrates how parents can use music to enhance creativity, cognitive ability, and stress reduction in their children.

Cohen, Dalia and Ruth Katz.
Palestinian Arab Music: A Maqam Tradition in Practice. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Call Number: ML3754 .C632 2006

Palestinian Arab Music is a comprehensive analysis of this music as actually practiced, examining both musical and nonmusical factors, their connection with the traits of individual performers, and their interaction with sociocultural phenomena.

Dimery, Robert.
1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. New York: Universe, 2006.
Call Number: ML156.9 .A18 2006

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die is a highly readable list of the best, the most important, and the most influential pop albums from 1955 through 2003.

Eliscu, Jenny.
Schools that Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide. New York: Wenner Books, 2005.
Call Number: MT18 .E45 2005

Provides information on the campuses and towns that offer quality music venues, record stores, radio stations, and music festivals, and discusses colleges that offer courses or degrees in music or the music business.

Goldberg, Jan.
. Great Jobs for Music Majors. Chicago, IL: VGM Career Books, 2005.
Call Number: ML3795 .G74 2005

This is a wonderful resource for students that are considering Music (sic) as their major. It gives a good broad spectrum of where their major can be utilized. This book gives examples "outside of the box." (Customer Review)

Kot, Greg
Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music. New York: Scribner, 2009.
Call Number: ML74.7 .K68 2009

Ripped tells the story of how the laptop generation created a new grassroots music industry, with the fans and bands rather than the corporations in charge. In this new world, bands aren't just musicmakers but self-contained multimedia businesses; and fans aren't just consumers but distributors and even collaborators.

Lavezzoli, Peter.
The Dawn of Indian Music in the West. New York: Continuum, 2006.
Call Number: ML338 .L39 2007

At the dawn of the 21st century, Indian music's spiritual message is more timely than ever before. Here is its story.

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Lechner, Ernesto.
Rock en Espanol: The Latin Alternative Rock Explosion. Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press, 2006.
Call Number: ML394 .L37 2006

Yow!--important cultural info and a listening guide all in one! Great stuff for fans of contemporary Latino culture and rockers on the prowl for the next big thing.

LeVine, Mark.
Heavy Metal Islam: Rock, Resistance, and the Struggle for the Soul of Islam. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2008.
Call Number: ML3918.P67 L48 2008

Offers a surprising look at the growing influence of rock, hip-hop, and heavy metal music in various areas of the Middle East.

Manuel, Peter and Kenneth M. Bilby.
Caribbean Music from Rumba to Reggae. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2006.
Call Number: ML3565 .M36 2006

Since the Caribbean's multifaceted music is usually heard in the U.S. only in such popular forms as reggae and salsa, Manuel and company's diligent scholarship is much needed. They provide thoughtful descriptions of such overlooked styles as the bachata of the Dominican Republic and the voudou-jazz of Haiti, as well as of the forms of more musically famous islands, such as Jamaica and Trinidad.

Mithen, Steven J.
The Singing Neanderthals: The Origins of Music, Language, Mind , and Body. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006.
Call Number: ML3800 .M73 2006

Mithen (The Prehistory of Mind [and] After the Ice) draws on archaeological record and current research on neurology and genetics to explain how and why humans think, talk and make music the way they do. If it sounds impenetrably academic, it isn't: Mithen acts as a friendly guide to the troves of data on the evolution of man (and myriad sub-mysteries of the mind, music, speech and cognition), translating specialist material into an engrossing narrative casual readers will appreciate.

Moon, Tom.
1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die: A Listener's Life List. New York: Workman Pub., 2008.
Call Number: ML156.9 .M66 2008

Doing for music what Patricia Schultz—author of the phenomenal 1,000 Places to See Before You Die— does for travel, Tom Moon recommends 1,000 recordings guaranteed to give listeners the joy, the mystery, the revelation, the sheer fun of great music.

Rosen, Charles
The Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven. New York: Viking Press, 1971.
Call Number: ML195 .R68

Written in 1970, this winner of the National Book Award is perhaps the best guide to the music of the late 18th century that the reader is likely to find. Rosen defines classical music (which, in this case, is probably more properly rendered "Classical," as it refers to that specific style) through the music of its greatest geniuses: Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. This is serious stuff, but well worth the effort for the student of classical music.

Stein Crease, Stephanie.
Music Lesssons: Guide Your Child to Play a Musical Instrument (and Enjoy It!). Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press, 2006.
Call Number: MT740 .S74 2006

Providing guidance for parents who want their children to enjoy learning to play a musical instrument, this resource teaches parents the best ways to encourage children's musical talents.

Walker-Hill, Helen.
From Spirituals to Symphonies: African-American Women Composers and Their Music. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002.
Call Number: ML390 .W16 2002

Frankly examining race and gender issues and individual challenges, such as blindness or being adopted, the author, who conducted interviews with many of the composers and their families, also discusses the music of each woman at length in appreciative, nontechnical language. Detailed works lists and an appendix enumerating other black women composers add reference value; opening and concluding overview chapters supply historical context and big-picture views.

Wilson, Lee.
Making it in the Music Business: The Business and Legal Guide for Songwriters and Performers. New York: Allworth Press, 2004.
Call Number: ML3790 .W57 2004

This guide aims to provide solid advice and information for songwriters and performers who want to make it in the competitive music industry. The author provides a lively discussion of music law, rights and contracts, and this revised edition also updates information on copyright law and protection, copyright infringement and how to avoid it, trademark law, business law for bands, the roles of bookers, managers, music publishers and lawyers, and the provisions of music publishing, management and booking agreements.

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Musical Scores

Bach, Johann Sebasian.
Complete Organ Works in Nine Volumes. New York: Kalmus, 1947.
Call Number: M7 .B2

The first volume contains 8 works for organ. In addition to the music, there are several pages of information about the works.

Clapton, Eric.
Back Home. Milwakee, WI: Hal Leonard, 2005.
Call Number: M1630.18.C543 B43 2005

Clapton's 14th album of original material features 12 tracks, included here in note-for-note transcriptions with tablature: Back Home * I'm Goin' Left * One Day * One Track Mind * Run Home to Me * Say What You Will * So Tired * and more.

Corigliano, John and Bob Dylan.
Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan. New York: G. Schirmer, 2003.
Call Number: M1621.4.C675 M58 2003

Corigliano's Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan was a commission by The Carnegie Hall Corporation for Sylvia McNair and was premiered at her Carnegie Hall recital given March 15, 2002 with Martin Katz at the piano. Corigliano, who had never encountered Dylan's own musical settings of the chosen poems, has given us new musical settings of icons of American folk music from the 1960s.

Dvorak, Antonin.
Concerto in B minor op. 104, for Cello and Piano. New York: International Music, 1952.
Call Number: M1017 .D98 op.104, .R6

A romantic sounding sonata for cello, piano, with accompaniment by an entire orchestra.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Gesner, Clark and Raposo Joe.
You're a Good Man Charlie Brown: A Musical Entertainment Based on teh Comic Strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schultz. Mamaroneck, NY: Jeremy Music, 1972.
Call Number: M1503.G48 Y68 1972

Piano score to the musical, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown based on the Peanuts comic strip, by Charles Shultz.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Haydn, Joseph.
Three Trios for Three Flutes. New York: International, 1961.
Call Number: M358.H38 T47 1960

Three pieces for flute and nothing but flute. The pieces are separate scores in a single folder.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Keys, Alicia.
Unplugged. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard, 2005.
Call Number: M1630.18.K478 U56 2005

14 songs from the live album by this critically acclaimed RandB diva, including: Diary * Fallin' * If I Ain't Got You * If I Was Your Woman * Karma * Stolen Moments * Unbreakable * A Woman's Worth * You Don't Know My Name * and more.

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Marchesi, Mathilde and Philip Lieson Miller.
Bel Canto: A Theoretical and Practical Vocal Method. New York: Dover, 1970.
Call Number: MT835 .M316 1970

Renowned teacher presents the "vocal alphabet," or basic instructions and exercises that formed the voices of her own students, who included Melba and Calvé. Topics include breathing, attack, registers, voice management, and projection.

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix.
. Six Pieces for Children. New York: Schirmer, 1893.
Call Number: M1380 .M46 Op.72 1893

The six pieces in this score are either for children's listening enjoyment or for those who are fairly proficient on the piano. This is not a work for beginners.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus.
Symphony no. 35, D Major. New York: Broude Bros., 1947.
Call Number: M1001 .M92 K.385

A symphony in D major that includes a minuet.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

The New 50 Golden Jazz Classics: Piano, vocal, Chords. Miami, FL: Warner Bros. Publications, 1996.
Call Number: M1630.18 .N485 1996

Fifty jazz songs that are all at least sixty years old in a sturdy, hard cover collection.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Senon, Giles.
. Flash Jazz, Trombones. Paris: G. Billaudot, 1979.
Call Number: M457.4.S46 F4

A series of short pieces for three and four trombones and written in two parts.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Southern Rock Guitar Play-Along. Vol 36. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard, 2006.
Call Number: M126 .S735 2006

The Guitar Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the CD to hear how the guitar should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in the book in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along.

Taylor Bernard, Ed.
Songs through the Centuries: 41 Vocal Repertoire Pieces from the 17th through the 20th Cenutries: High Voice. New York: C. Fischer, 1987.
Call Number: M1619 .S658 1987

Songs Through the Centuries - 41 vocal repertoire pieces from the 17th through the 20th Centuries, compiled & edited by Berna rd Taylor for High voice.

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Beethoven, Ludwig van.
25 Beethoven Favorites. Vox Cameo Classics, 1996. CD.
Call Number: MR2 .B393 SelI

Seventy-seven minutes of an assortment of Beethoven's works including: movements from symphonies, trios, concertos, a bagatelle, and more.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Beethoven, Ludwig van.
Piano Concertos nos. 2 & 3. Deutsche Grammophon, 2004. CD.
Call Number: MR2 .B393 Co4P14

Two concertoes in different keys for piano, wind, and string instruments.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Bollywood Bizarro: Crazy & Exotic Songs in 1950's Bollywood. Paris Jazz Corner Productions, 2007. CD.
Call Number: MR4 .B638.65

The title for this album is misleading. Though Indian movie music is sung in a different key and language than its Western counterpart, its humor and playfulness translates surprisingly well.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Davis, Miles.
Sketches of Spain. Columbia/Legacy, 1997. CD.
Call Number: MR3 .Sk29

Sketches of Spain, with its emphasis on flamenco, rich orchestrations, and relaxed tempos, is certainly one of Davis's most mellow recordings (he even works out on fluegelhorn), and proved to have broad appeal. To some critics, however, the project was "elevated elevator music." An expanded version of the album, featuring alternative tracks and unreleased material, was issued in 1997 by Columbia Legacy.

Debussy, Claude.
La Mer. Deutsche Grammophon, 1965. CD.
Call Number: MR2 .D354 Me4Or

A mixture of famous twentieth composers iconic works as performed by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Debussy, Claude.
Piano Music. Perf. Paul Roberts. Classical Recording, 1995. CD.
Call Number: MR2 .D354 Mu3P

The CD includes wonderfully evocative performances of Images II, Estampes and Préludes I, readings which brilliantly corroborate the strongly held convictions that are argued so convincingly in the book

DeMars, James and Carlos R. Nakai.
Spirit Horses: Concerto for Native American Flute and Chamber Orchestra. Canyon Records, 1991. CD.
Call Number: MR2 .D392 Sp4FL

The sweet, haunting sound of Native American flute makes these soulful compositions sound nothing like classical music!
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Ehrlich, Marty.
Emergency Peace. New World/CounterCurrents, 1991. CD.
Call Number: MR2 .Eh89 Em4I

A collection of slightly atonal and very delicate pieces for strings and flute.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Glazunov, Aleksandr Konstantinovich adn Evegenii Fedorovich Sveetlanov.
The Seasons: Complete Ballet. EMI, 1986. CD.
Call Number: MR2 .G469 Vr4Or

A ballet depicting the seasons in five acts with a big, symphonic score.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

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Graham, Lowell E.
Songs from the Earth. United States Air Force Band, 1997. CD.
Call Number: MR3 .So58

A panoply of traditional, British folk tunes arranged for brass band.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters Collection. Vol 2. Dancing Cat, 1999. CD.
Call Number: MR3 .H311

This second album in Dancing Cat Records' Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters Series produced by George Winston follows its successful Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters. Again the masters of the genre are featured in several well-known tunes such as Lili'uokalani's "Aloha 'Oe" (played here by George Kahumoku) and "'Ulili E" (Dennis and David Kamakahi), as well as modern originals and two tracks that had not been available on CD before: "Ulu Niu Ke'eke'e" (George Kahumoku and Kekuhi Kanahele) and "Slack Key Serenade" (Leonard Kwan and Ozzie Kotani).

Lloyd Webber, Andrew.
The Symphonic Lloyd Webber: Four Orchestral Suites Teldec, 1991. CD.
Call Number:MR2 .L779 Mc3Or

Suites from four of Lloyd Webber's musicals arranged and orchestrated by Brad Dechter, Jorge Calandrelli, Homer Denison, and Richard Blackford, respectively.

Manuel Barrueco Plays Lennon & McCartney. Perf. Manuel Barrueco. Angel, 1994. CD.
Call Number: MR3 .M319

Easy listening covers of iconic Beatles tunes that include classical guitar among the strings.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

The Most Relexing Classical Album in the World -- Ever! Circa/Virgin/EMI, 1997. CD.
Call Number: MR3 .M854

You want relaxing classical music that'll soothe your soul but won't lull you into sleep? Here's a double CD for you.

Music for Saxophone Lovers. Brentwood Records, 2000. CD.
Call Number: MR3 .M973.2

Features favorite, gospel standards played on the saxophone.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

The Soul of Israel. Maddacy Entertainment Group, 1996. CD.
Call Number: MR3 .So83

A collection of well known secular and religious, Hebrew and Yiddish melodies.
Source:Eileen H. Kramer

This Way. Narada Jazz, 2007. CD.
Call Number: MR3 .T349.8

It’s hard to believe that 20 years have passed since British guitarists Greg Carmichael and Miles Gliderdale initially established themselves as bona fide contemporary (smooth) jazz stars with Red Dust and Spanish Lace. As leaders of jazz for the James Taylor crowd, they have found their niche, and continue to put out accessible jazz that displays quite a bit of technique and intestinal fortitude. This Way, their first on Narada Jazz, has enough going for it to satisfy both the mellow and metal in all of us.

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