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Book of the Month - October 2014

Our October Book of the Month is Sound Musicianship – a leading-edge exploration of the general trends that influence musicianship in the twenty-first century, such as an increased reliance on digital media, greater awareness of the neurological basis for musical behaviour, a renewed interest in connections between bodily movements and musical expression, and increased cultural plurality resulting from more frequent travel, increased levels of migration and ubiquitous telecommunications. This book has a deliberate focus on the developmental aspects of musicianship, which will benefit those hoping to advance their own music learning practices or those of others.

To find out more, please click here to read a sample extract and contents page. 

We are offering all of our readers a generous 60% discount on this best-selling title. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code BOMOCT14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 2nd November 2014.

Please see below for highlights of the praise this book has been receiving:


“This book is a magnificent exploration and meditation on sound musicianship. It is an invitation and challenge to educators to consider what sound musicianship could, and should, be in the 21st century.”

—Pam Burnard, Reader, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge


“Sound Musicianship provides a cutting-edge dissection on the nature and application of musicianship within contemporary musical practice. The line-up of expert authors from many varied backgrounds is simply amazing, as is the rainbow of topics addressed. Each of the contributions challenges readers to update and redefine their conception of musicianship through explanations that are both intellectually enlightening and practically viable. Few publications are able to transform thinking in ways that enhance and impact on future practice. This is definitely one of them!”

—Gary McPherson, Ormond Professor and Director, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music 


“This is an outstanding book that boldly reviews contemporary musicianship from a technical, psychological, physical, cultural and educational perspective. It is not for the faint-hearted.”

—Samuel Leong, Professor and Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Head of the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, Hong Kong Institute of Education



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