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Oboe Unbound: Contemporary Techniques

by Libby Van Cleve

In Oboe Unbound: Contemporary Techniques, Libby Van Cleve opens up the tradition-bound assumptions of the instrument’s capabilities. She discusses:

  • standard technique;
  • multiphonics, microtones, altered timbres;...


Alternative Approaches in Music Education: Case Studies from the Field

by Ann C. Clements, Victor Lin, Carlos Abril & Sarah Bartolome et al.

This book provides personalized case studies of music programs that are engaging in alternative approaches. The diversity of these real-world case studies will inspire questioning and curiosity, stimulate lively...


Disciplining the Arts: Teaching Entrepreneurship in Context

by Gary D. Beckman

Increasingly, the availability of entrepreneurship education is becoming a factor in college choice as fine arts students demand training that helps them create an arts-based career after graduation. Disciplining...


Arban's Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet

by JB Arban

A complete pedagogical method for students of trumpet and cornet, this "brass bible" contains hundreds of exercises from basics to advanced. Includes the author's famous arrangement of Carnival in Venice.


Turning Notes Into Music: An Introduction to Musical Interpretation

by Hans Lampl

Turning Notes into Music presents musicians with a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the interpretative problems that they must address while preparing a piece of music for performance.


An Introduction to Sixteenth Century Counterpoint and Palestrina's Musical Style

by Robert Stewart

Presents a systematic approach to polyphonic composition in the ecclesiastical style of Palestrina. It is designed for use in beginning and intermediate level courses in modal counterpoint and helps students...


Dictionary of Music Education

by Irma H. Collins

In Irma Collins’ Dictionary of Music Education, readers find more than just a lexicon. It is a journey through musical times and the story of the evolution of music education. Dictionary of Music Education...


A Performer's Guide to Renaissance Music

by Jeffery Kite-Powell

Revised and expanded since it first appeared in 1991, the guide features two new chapters on ornamentation and rehearsal techniques, as well as updated reference materials, internet resources, and other new...


The Art of Teaching Music

by Estelle R. Jorgensen

The Art of Teaching Music takes up important aspects of the art of music teaching ranging from organization to serving as conductor to dealing with the disconnect between the ideal of university teaching and...


Music Fundamentals: Pitch Structures and Rhythmic Design

by Elvo D'Amante

A basic theory text designed for music majors as well as nonmajors who wish to acquire a working knowledge of musicianship and music theory. Music fundamentals are approached through the parallel study of pitch...


Community Music Today

by Kari K. Veblen, Stephen J. Messenger, Marissa Silverman & David J. Elliott

Community Music Today highlights community music workers who constantly improvise and reinvent to lead through music and other expressive media. It answers the perennial question “What is community music?”...


Workbook for Harmony Through Melody: The Interaction of Melody, Counterpoint, and Harmony in Western Music

Jazz Arranging

by Norman David

Examines arranging methods and their applications. It is designed to be used in a jazz studies program and as a professional reference manual for musicians. The text begins with a historical overview of jazz...


Threading the Concept: Powerful Learning for the Music Classroom

by Debra Gordon Hedden

This book offers a pedagogical approach that emphasizes focus on conceptual learning that is sensory oriented. From the musical concepts we teach_melody, harmony, rhythm, and form_the teacher targets one concept...


Multicultural Perspectives in Music Education

by William M. Anderson & Patricia Shehan Campbell

Broadly based and practically oriented, the book will help you develop curriculum for an increasingly multicultural society. The authors-a variety of music educators and ethnomusicologists-provide plans and...


Music Theory for the Music Professional

by Richard Sorce

Written as a music theory text that not only addresses the important fundamental syntax of music in the classical sense but also relates this syntax to current practices and styles, this book should be particularly...


Stage Fright

by Reginald Haché

Reginald Hach offers the reader the story of his transition from beginning conservatory music student to performer on the worlds stages, who learns to circumvent the debilitating nature of stage fright and go...


Perfect Pitch in the Key of Autism

by Henny Kupferstein & Susan Rancer

Autistic people and musical individuals often have perfect pitch, a gift they were born with. The musical gift may be accompanied with learning differences such as reading comprehension problems, trouble with...


Now That You Are Choirmaster

by Soji Ojeniyi

From the music that moves the people to the love that binds or tears them apart, Now That You Are Choirmaster shows the issues essential to the vocal group leader and the inside game played by the people to...


Practical Techniques for Building the High School Marching Band

by K. Owens Davenport Ed.S.

You just got a new job as a band director. The principal just shook your hand, and gave you the keys to the bandroom. What do you do now? Practical Techniques for Building the High School Marching Band is for...