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So You Want to Sing Music Theater: A Guide for Professionals

by Karen Hall

In So You Want to Sing Music Theater: A Guide for Professionals, singer and scholar Karen S. Hall fills an important gap in the instructional literature for those who sing or teach singing to those seeking their...


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....


Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics: Second, Revised Edition

by Arthur H. Benade

Landmark book hailed for exceptionally clear, delightfully readable explication of everything acoustically important to music-making. Includes over 300 illustrations. Examples, experiments, and questions conclude...


Counterpoint: The Polyphonic Vocal Style of the Sixteenth Century

by Knud Jeppesen

First paperback edition of classic introductory text features history of contrapuntal theory, technical features, "species" exercises in 2-, 3- and 4-part counterpoint; canon, motet, Mass, more. Includes many...


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....


Guide to the Practical Study of Harmony

by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky

Written during Tchaikovsky's years as professor at the Moscow Conservatory, this clear and thorough introduction to the study of harmony features numerous examples and exercises.


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,...


Beethoven's Piano Playing: With an Essay on the Execution of the Trill

by Franz Kullak & Anton Kuerti

Originally written as an introduction to a critical edition of Beethoven's piano concertos, this informative performance guide provides general rules of performance and an essay on the execution of the trill....


Piano Notes

by Charles Rosen

Charles Rosen is one of the world's most talented pianists -- and one of music's most astute commentators. Known as a performer of Bach, Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Elliott Carter, he has also written highly...


Oboe Secrets: 75 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Oboist and English Horn Player

by Jacqueline Leclair

In Oboe Secrets: 75 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Oboist and English Horn Player, Jacqueline Leclair tackles the oboe’s reputation as an especially difficult instrument and illustrates how oboists...


Bach's Cello Suites, Volumes 1 and 2: Analyses and Explorations

by Allen Winold

J. S. Bach's Suites for Unaccompanied Cello are among the most cherished and frequently played works in the entire literature of music, and yet they have never been the subject of a full-length music analytical...


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...


Shpil: The Art of Playing Klezmer

by Yale Strom

Shpil offers an expansive history of klezmer, from its medieval origins through the present era. Individual chapters concentrate on the most common instruments found in a typical klezmer ensemble: violin, clarinet,...


The Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet in the Choral Rehearsal

by Duane Richard Karna

In The Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet in the Choral Rehearsal, Duane R. Karna brings together 30 essays by experts from around the world to describe how the character symbols of the International...


Singing in Russian: A Guide to Language and Performance

by Emily Olin

Founded on the underlying principle that sung language differs dramatically from spoken language, Singing in Russian offers a comprehensive and accessible approach to understanding, mastering, and performing...


The Balanced Musician: Integrating Mind and Body for Peak Performance

by Lesley Sisterhen McAllister

Organized into four main parts, this book first explores the mind-body connection and then separately discusses the mind, body, and soul of musicians, scholars, performers, and teachers of all voices and instruments....


Sight Singing Through Melodic Analysis: A Guide to the Study of Sight Singing and an Aid to Ear Training Instruction

by Leland D. Bland

This book is a guide to the study of sight singing and a valuable aid to ear training instruction. Although the book draws upon theoretical concepts it is easy to read and to follow. Readers learn to distinguish...


The Athletic Musician: A Guide to Playing Without Pain

by Barbara Paull & Christine Harrison

An innovative approach that teaches musicians how to prevent and manage injuries, presented in a unique format that combines sound medical protocol with a musician's point of view.


Great Singers: An Endangered Species

by Denes Striny

This book supplies detailed explanations for young singers, teachers, and professional singers with 'troubled' voices. Striny's previous book, Head First, discussed this process but without specific instructions...