New release: Nick Poulakis, “Musicology and cinema: Critical approaches to the music of modern Greek films”

Cinema has never been “silent”. From the very first steps of “moving pictures”, music and cinema have shared a common pathway. However, despite their direct interconnection, classical approaches in film studies adopt a visu-centric analysis of films, often understating the study of music and sound, in general.

In his book, (ethno)musicologist Nick Poulakis suggests a critical “cinematic musicology”, through which it is possible to understand the deeper meanings of films. Interpretive examples of modern Greek cinema highlight the distinctiveness of the role of music within the films’ audiovisual context.

New release: Theocharis Raptis, “Music Education, a Systematic Approach with Applications for Early Childhood”

The book aims to propose a systematic way of presenting the scientific field of Music Education, which will contribute to the explanation of some basic concepts, the understanding of the structure of the research directions, the teacher’s scientific adequacy as well as his/her effectiveness in practice. Furthermore, it systematically approaches the field of music education theory and practice, covering the main research directions, as formed in recent years in the field of Music Education.

The book is addressed both tothe teachers and the students of education and music departments, but also to those who retain the social responsibility for the institutional configuration of preschool education.

New release: Liana Charatsi, “Teaching scales on the piano with the art of fingering”

In her second book of the “PianoPedagogy” series (edition Orpheus - P. Nikolaidou), Liana Charatsi presents a new fingering – technical approach for teaching scales on the piano and also introduces the art of fingering through music scales. The development of piano technique is inextricably connected with appropriate fingering. Correct fingering is the key factor to an effortless Prima-Vista, a faster learning of music pieces and their perfect interpretation.

The book is addressed to piano teachers and students, aspiring to further research and development.