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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...

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,...

Nicolo Paganini: With an Analysis of His Compositions and a Sketch of the History of the Violin

by Francois-Joseph Fetis & Stewart Pollens

Written by an important musicologist, this rare 1860 monograph analyzes Paganini's compositions and provides a fascinating history of the violin. Firsthand accounts of the virtuoso's playing and personality...

Concerto in B Minor Op. 61: with Separate Violin Part

by Edward Elgar

This practice and performance edition of one of the most beloved pieces in the modern violin repertoire contains a piano reduction and a separate insert for the violin part.

A Double Bassist's Guide to Refining Performance Practices

by Murray Grodner

Murray Grodner draws on his distinguished career as a double bass musician and teacher in this compendium of performance philosophy, bowing and phrasing recommendations, tutorials on fingerings and scales, and...

The Violin Maker: A Search for the Secrets of Craftsmanship, Sound, and Stradivari

by John Marchese

How does a simple piece of wood become a violin, the king of instruments? Watch and find out as Eugene Drucker, a member of the world–renowned Emerson String Quartet, commissions Sam Zygmuntowicz, a Brooklyn...

The Baroque Double Bass Violone

by Alfred Planyavsky & James Barket

The most exhaustive study of the double bass violone accessible to English-speaking musical enthusiasts. This book includes lists of terminology, the most comprehensive bibliography to date, and 48 illustrations...

Historical Dictionary of Baroque Music

by Joseph P. Swain

The Historical Dictionary of Baroque Music covers the history of this period through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries...

The Science of Siren Songs: Stradivari Unveiled

by Howard Burton

This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and master violin maker and acoustician Joseph Curtin, recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. This in-depth conversation explores Curtin?s...

The Physics of Banjos

by Howard Burton

This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and David Politzer, 2004 Nobel Laureate and the Richard Chace Tolman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech. This extensive conversation...

The twelve days of Christmas - Solo with Piano acc. (key F)

by English traditional

"The twelve days of Christmas" - English traditional Christmas carol (key : F major).

Solo Instrument with Easy Piano Accompaniment. Included parts for C - Bb - Eb - F and Bass Clef Instruments.

Over the river and through the woods - Solo with Piano acc. (key G)

by American Traditional

"Over the river and through the woods" American Traditional (key : G major).

Solo Instrument with Easy Piano Accompaniment. Included parts for C - Bb - Eb - F and Bass Clef Instruments.

Violin For Dummies

by Katharine Rapoport

  • Turn notes on a staff to notes on your strings
  • Establish good body position, bowing, and fingering techniques
  • Explore different styles and legendary composers

Draw beautiful sounds from your violin!


Voices from the Hills

by Ancil Neil

The steelband and its effects on poverty,stigma and violence in a community.

From Violin to Viola

by Andrea Bertanzon

Violin and Viola, brother and sister. Similar and different. They share the same technique,we hold them the same, and yet they differ. The perfect king and the imperfect queen. Is it possible to fill the gap...

The Contemporary Violin: Extended Performance Techniques

by Patricia Strange & Allen Strange

Written by a composer and a musician, The Contemporary Violin offers a unique menu of avant-garde musical possibilities that both performers and composers will enjoy exploring. Allen and Patricia Strange's comprehensive...

How to Play Ukulele

by Jason Randall

“Say It With A Ukulele…”

“… Grumbles some gramophone;

Christ, tell me what to say to her

Now that I’m used to my loneliness?”

This verse from the poem “Fog” by George Seferis, the Nobel Prize winning...

Playing with Ease

by David Leisner

Playing with Ease is a book about ergonomic technique for the guitar, as well as other instruments. Renowned classical guitarist David Leisner offers an introduction to the basic anatomy of movement, advice...

How to Play Guitar

by Jason Randall

Play the Guitar and Be the Life of the Party!

Click the READ MORE button to start your guitar adventure!

Inside How to Play the Guitar, you’ll discover how fun and easy it is to make music!

This multi-media teaching...

The Journey of the Sitar in Indian Classical Music

by Dr. Swarn Lata

Since the thirteenth century, the sitara stringed, plucked instrument of Indiahas transformed into an instrument beloved by millions in its country of origin as well as all over the world. The Journey of the...