Music Composition

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Hip-Hop Civics

Connected Learning in the Rap Classroom

How Hip-Hop-based education can engage Black and Brown students in civic education

Hold Me Down

How the concept of feel is used to write songs

The Bastard Instrument

A Cultural History of the Electric Bass

Centering the electric bass in popular music history

Opera for Everyone

The Industry's Experiments with American Opera in the Digital Age

How one opera company represents the economic precarity and aesthetic possibilities of operatic performance in the twenty-first century U.S.

The Pop Palimpsest

Intertextuality in Recorded Popular Music

A fascinating interdisciplinary collection of essays on intertextual relationships in popular music


Creativity and the Expert Drummer

Renowned rock drummer Bill Bruford analyzes the creative processes of drumming, using his own— and other famous musicians’— expertise and insights

Beyond Notation

The Music of Earle Brown

The first comprehensive survey of the groundbreaking work of Earle Brown, augmented with several newly published items from his personal archive


Bytes and Backbeats

Repurposing Music in the Digital Age

An examination of how musical activity has been transformed by contemporary production practices