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JAMB Recommended Textbooks for Music


Joint Admissions & Matriculation Board, JAMB recommended textbooks for Music.

  • Akpabot, S. E. (1986) Foundation of Nigerian Traditional Music, Ibadan: Spectrum.
  • Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (1958) Rudiments and Theory of Music,London.
  • Cole, W. (1969) The Form of Music, London: The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
  • Echezona, W. W. C. (1981) Nigerian Musical Instruments, Enugu: Apollo Publishing Ltd.
  • Ekwueme, L. (1993) Choir Training and Choral Conducting for Africans, Lagos: Lenaus Advertising and Publishing Company.
  • Holst, I. (1963) An ABC of Music, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Hosier, (1961) Instruments of the Orchestra Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Hunt, R. (1960) Elements of Music.
  • Inanga, A. (1993) Music for Secondary Schools Vols. I and II, Ibadan: Spectrum.
  • Kamien, R. (1990) Music: An Appreciation, London: McGraw – Hill Publishing Company.
  • Kennedy, M. (1985) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music, (Third Edition), London: Oxford University Press.
  • Kitson, C. H. (1978) Elementary Harmony Book 2, London: Oxford University Press.
  • Kofoworola, Z. O. And Lateef, Y. (1987) Hausa performing Arts and Music, Lagos: Nigeria Magazine.
  • Lovelock, W. (1953) A Concise History of Music, London: Bell and Hyman.
  • Lovelock, W. (1996) The Rudiments of Music, London. G. Bell and sons Limited.
  • Machlis, J. (1977) The Enjoyment of Music, New York: W. W. Norton.
  • Mensah, A. A. (Undated) Folksongs for Schools, Accra.
  • Morris, R. O. (1974) The Oxford Harmony, Vol. I, London: Oxford University Press.
  • Nketia, J. H. (1974) African Music, New York: W. W. Norton Company.
  • Palmer, K. (1965) Teach Yourself Music, London: The English University Press Limited.
  • Reed, H. O. (1954) Basic Music: A Basic Theory Text, New York: 19, N. Y. Mills Music Inc.
  • Taylor, E. (1989) The Guide to Music Theory, London: The Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music.
  • Warburton, A. O. (1955) Graded Music Course for Schools, Books I – III, London: Longman.


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