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A comprehensive and rigourous book
on 3 January 2011
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!