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Books & Videos
Choreographing from Within by
Call Number: MD 1782.5 .G73 C46 2010
Chapters 5 and 7 are particularly helpful for the dancer who is interested in music.
Ear Training for the Body by
Call Number: ML 3460 .T38 1994
Publication Date: 1994-09-01
An approach to music from the dancer's viewpoint, this book offers a two-part exploration of music as it relates to dance, beginning with an introduction to aspects of musicality that dancers—and other music lovers—can explore and put into practice immediately.
Muncey Music Book by
Call Number: ML 160 .T88 M86 1986
Intended to present the basics of music to those who study dance. Based on the work of Richard Muncey, who believed that music study should be an integral part of the dancer's training.
Image of the Singing Air by
Call Number: MD 1782.5 .G46 I42 2004
How to develop an individualistic yet systematic course of discovery as a choreographer dedicated to the use of music. Hands-on approaches to score analysis and questions of form.
Making Music for Modern Dance by
Call Number: ML 3411.5 .M53 T43 2011
Collaboration in the Formative Years of a New American Art. First book to bring together first-hand accounts by both leading choreographers and their composers.
Call Number: MD 1753.7 .M87 H42 2011 DVD
The theme is Musicality and Geoff Hearn will highlight all actions that add to the musicality of the Arunas and Katusha dance performance: waltz, tango and quickstep. Can be studied in slow motion.
Music Fundamentals for Dance by
Call Number: MT 7 .H74 M87 2013
Publication Date: 2013-01-23
This valuable reference helps professional choreographers, dance educators, and dancers expand their knowledge of music and understand the relationships between music and dance.
Music Theory for Tap Dancers by
Call Number: MD 1794 .F72 M87 2008 DVD
This DVD covers the most basic, need to know music concepts for dancers. You'll learn all about 1/4 notes, 1/8 notes, triplets, 1/16 notes, straight vs. swinging, bars, phrases, 32 Bar and Blues Choruses.
International Guild of Musicians in Dance
Purpose of the organization: To document the history of musicians in dance ; To foster collaborations between dancers and musicians ; To establish standards of excellence for musicians in dance ; To establish training programs for musicians in dance