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A Guide to Violin Varnish - A Selection of Classic Articles on the Development and Qualities of Different Violin Varnishes (Violin Series)

by Various

This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience. Carefully selecting the best articles from...


by Casey Harison

In Feedback: The Who and Their Generation, historian Casey Harison offers a cultural and social history of one of the most successful bands of the 1960s British Invasion. In this historically sensitive account...

British Invasion

by Simon Philo

In The British Invasion: The Crosscurrents of Musical Influence, Simon Philo illustrates how this remarkable event in cultural history disrupted and even reversed pop culture’s default flow of influence, goods,...

The Clash

by Sean Egan

When considered in a broader social context, The Clash stand as one of the most important musical acts in rock history. Original punks who transcended the music’s minimalist origins, The Clash lived and breathed...

The Meat Puppets and the Lyrics of Curt Kirkwood from Meat Puppets II to No Joke!

by Matthew Smith-Lahrman

In The Meat Puppets and the Lyrics of Curt Kirkwood from Meat Puppets II to No Joke!, Matthew Smith-Lahrman interprets the words of Curt Kirkwood, founding member and songwriter of the Meat Puppets, a pioneering...

Looking and Listening

by Brenda Lynne Leach

Looking and Listening: Conversations between Modern Art and Music invites the art and music lover to place these two realms of creative endeavor in conversation with one another. In Looking and Listening, conductor...

The Strat in the Attic 2

by Deke Dickerson

More astounding stories of rare guitar finds and the music legends who owned them.

Do you dream of finding a 1954 Stratocaster or 1952 Gibson Les Paul online, at a garage sale, or in the local penny saver? How...

Roland Hayes

by Robert Sims, Christopher A. Brooks, George Shirley & Simon Estes

Performing in a country rife with racism and segregation, the tenor Roland Hayes was the first African American man to reach international fame as a concert performer and one of the few artists who could sell...

Experiencing Leonard Bernstein

by Kenneth LaFave

In Experiencing Leonard Bernstein: A Listener’s Companion, Kenneth LaFave guides reader past Bernstein’s famously tortured personal problems and into the clarity and balance of his Serenade after Plato’s...

The Black Horn

by Robert Lee Watt

The Black Horn: The Story of Classical French Hornist Robert Lee Watt tells the story of the first African American French hornist hired by a major symphony in these United States. Today, the number of African...

Sámi Musical Performance and the Politics of Indigeneity in Northern Europe

by Thomas Hilder

In Sámi Musical Performance and the Politics of Indigeneity in Northern Europe , ethnomusicologist Thomas Hilder offers the first book-length study of this diverse and dynamic music scene and its intersection...

The Instrumental Music Director's Guide to Comprehensive Program Development

by Michael J. Pagliaro

The Instrumental Music Director’s Guide to Comprehensive Program Development gives a practical approach to the procedures associated with teaching instrumental music and administering the program. An in-depth...

Oboe Unbound

by Libby Van Cleve

In writing Oboe Unbound: Contemporary Techniques, author Libby Van Cleve seeks to open up the tradition-bound assumptions of the instrument’s capabilities. Not only does she include descriptions of the oboe’s...

So You Want to Sing Rock 'n' Roll

by Matthew Edwards

So You Want to Sing Rock 'n' Roll gives readers a comprehensive guide to rock history, voice science, vocal health, audio technology, technical approaches to singing rock, and stylistic parameters for various...

Experiencing Led Zeppelin

by Gregg Akkerman

It’s possible that no other band has had as great an influence on rock music as Led Zeppelin. Experiencing Led Zeppelin: A Listener's Companion is a guided listening experience of the recorded music of Led...

Paul Simon

by Cornel Bonca

Paul Simon: An American Tune is the first full-scale survey of the career of one of the most honored musicians and songwriters in American history. Starting out as a teeny-bopper rocker in the late 1950s, Paul...


by John Lie

K-Pop: Popular Music, Cultural Amnesia, and Economic Innovation in South Korea seeks at once to describe and explain the emergence of export-oriented South Korean popular music and to make sense of larger South...


by Marissa J. Moorman

Intonations tells the story of how Angola’s urban residents in the late colonial period (roughly 1945–74) used music to talk back to their colonial oppressors and, more importantly, to define what it meant...

John Arpin

by Robert Popple

Born and raised in Port McNicoll, John Arpin discovered his musical talents early: at the age of four he could pick out tunes on the piano that he had heard on the radio; by ten, he had been identified as a...

Connecticut’s Fife and Drum Tradition

by James Clark

The state of Connecticut boasts an extensive and active community of fife and drum groups. This musical tradition has its origins in the small military bands maintained by standing armies in Britain and Europe...