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The Black Horn: The Story of Classical French Hornist Robert Lee Watt

by Robert Lee Watt

Today, the number of African Americans who hold chairs in major American symphony orchestras are few and far between, and Watt is the first in many years to write about this uniquely exhilarating—and at times...


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;...


Uke Can Do It!: Developing Your School Ukulele Program

by Philip Tamberino

At the elementary or secondary level, students can use the ukulele to explore everything from music theory, improvisation, composition, and ear training, to repertoire that includes contemporary popular music....


Women Drummers: A History from Rock and Jazz to Blues and Country

by Angela Smith

Combining archival research with personal interviews of over 50 female drummers representing more than eight decades in music history, Women Drummers: A History from Rock and Jazz to Blues and Country paints...


The Influence of Carlos Prieto on Contemporary Cello Music

by Alán Saúl Saucedo Estrada

This book includes biographical information on Carlos Prieto, his contributions to music, as well as a detailed catalog of 72 pieces commissioned and/or dedicated to him. This is the first time a study has been...


The (Well) Informed Piano: Artistry and Knowledge

by Miguel G. Henriques

The (Well) Informed Piano addresses the technical, musical, artistic, ethical, and philosophical issues in piano methodology. Adding a new perspective and approach criteria to piano methodology, this book is...


Guitar For Beginners: Guitar Basics How to Play Guitar

by Timothy B. Miller

Guitar Lessons for Beginners Basics In this full in depth guitar manual you will learn from the very beginning with your parts, tuning, chords, strumming, songs and more all in one guide. You have full pictures...


Masterpieces of Italian Violin Making (1620-1850): Important Stringed Instruments from the Collection at the Royal Academy of Music

by David Rattray

This book presents a unique view of the work of the great Italian violin-makers from the 17th to the 19th centuries, based on the collection of The Royal Academy of Music in London. The Academy, founded in 1822,...


More Clarinet Secrets: 100 Quick Tips for the Advanced Clarinetist

by Michele Gingras

It takes considerable patience, hard work, and perseverance to achieve mastery on a musical instrument. More Clarinet Secrets: 100 Quick Tips for the Advanced Clarinetist contains a wealth of information designed...


Great Contemporary Pianists Speak for Themselves

by Elyse Mach

Revealing interviews with Arrau, Brendel, de Larrocha, Gilels, Horowitz, Tureck, Watts, 18 other artists. Intimate look at the concert scene and the life of a concert pianist. Introduction by Sir George Solti....


Orchestration

by Cecil Forsyth

In what is probably the best general book on the subject, a noted English composer describes 57 orchestral instruments, tracing their origins, development, and status at the beginning of World War I.


Piano Playing: With Piano Questions Answered

by Josef Hofmann

A master of technique discusses practice methods, pedal use, playing pieces as written, and other rules. He also offers suggestions for body and hand positions, wrist and arm action, phrasing, and much more....


Basic Principles in Pianoforte Playing

by Josef Lhevinne

Written at the height of his career, this little book by the "inward poet of the piano" is a clear statement of principles based on his lifelong experience in performance and teaching.


Complete Organ Method: A Classic Text on Organ Technique

by John Stainer & F. Flaxington Harker

This classic method for beginners provides a brief history of the instrument, an explanation of organ construction, a discussion of the various stops and their management, a section devoted to practical study,...


Men, Women and Pianos: A Social History

by Arthur Loesser

A renowned concert pianist traces the instrument's design, manufacture, and music in a delightful "piano's eye-view" of the social history of Western Europe and the United States from the 16th to the 20th centuries....


A First Book of Bach: 26 Pieces for the Beginning Pianist

by David Dutkanicz

Students of all ages will delight in these 26 simple piano arrangements of familiar melodies such as Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring and Wachet Auf, plus other fun-to-play pieces.


Cuban Flute Style: Interpretation and Improvisation

by Sue Miller

In Cuban Flute Style: Interpretation and Improvisation, Sue Miller—music historian, charanga flute player, and former student of Richard Egües—examines the early-twentieth-century decorative style of flute...


Drum Kit Secrets: 52 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Drummer

by Matt Dean

Drum Kit Secrets: 52 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Drummer is an indispensable guide for any drum kit player. Drummer and historian Matt Dean covers a broad range of drum kit–related subjects to...


Opera at the Bandstand: Then and Now

by George W. Martin

In Opera at the Bandstand: Then and Now, George W. Martin surveys the role of concert bands during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in making contemporary opera popular. He also chronicles how in...


Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, Fourth Edition

by Maurice Hinson & Wesley Roberts

Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire continues to be the go-to source for piano performers, teachers, and students. Newly updated and expanded with more than 250 new composers, this incomparable resource expertly...