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5.0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive and rigourous book
No single-volume book can possibly be exhaustive in explaining all the methods of analysis on all styles of music, yet the coverage in this book is exceptional. Crucially, Professor Cook weighs up the features of different methods, uncovers some of the the inherent bias that underpins analytical literature, and (with numerous worked examples) shows how to go about this...
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this book was helpful for writing my essay for my assignment for this module. The book edges were a little tattered as described.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive and rigourous book, 3 Jan 2011
This review is from: A Guide to Musical Analysis (Paperback)
No single-volume book can possibly be exhaustive in explaining all the methods of analysis on all styles of music, yet the coverage in this book is exceptional. Crucially, Professor Cook weighs up the features of different methods, uncovers some of the the inherent bias that underpins analytical literature, and (with numerous worked examples) shows how to go about this difficult task.

This is a specialist academic book, suitable (but challenging) for undergraduates and beyond. Re-reading will almost certainly be necessary!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant summary of an important field, 5 Feb 2002
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Nicholas Cook is one of the most intelligent and musical of writers and thinkers. This book is a well thought out and engaging summary of music analysis, which in turn is an indispensable part of the scholarly study of music. The reviewers who complain of the difficulty of the book have obviously never read any heavy duty music analysis, because if they had they would instantly see the difference between the obfuscation and pseudo-scientific mumbo-jumbo which clutters up so much of the field, and Cook's incisive, clear headed, and elegantly written perceptions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative and detailed, 13 Nov 2013
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Was recommended to read this by my A-level music teacher and so far it has opened my mind a lot to musical analysis. It is clear that loads of detail and work has gone into this book and is definitely recommended if you're doing Music for a-level/uni.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Useful, 21 Jan 2013
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Mr. Robin B. Taylor (West Yorkshire) - See all my reviews
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Bought this for my son and he uses it for his uni studies. Finds it very useful and informative for this.
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3.0 out of 5 stars helpful, 12 Dec 2012
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this book was helpful for writing my essay for my assignment for this module. The book edges were a little tattered as described.
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13 of 41 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Inadequate, 11 Aug 2001
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This book is one of the reasons why analysis is seen as an overly-complicated part of musical education. It is long-winded, draws pointless analogies and is yet another example of the self-perpetuating school of thought that is rife throughout music literature.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not for general or sane readers, 15 Sep 2001
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This is not the sort of book you'd want to read unless you're studying the subject, but it remains a solid text if you are, and covers everything essential. That said, it's still a mind numbing subject...
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