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The Beatles: The Biography
The Beatles
The Biography
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316803529
Challenging popular myths attributed to the Beatles, an extensively researched band portrait traces their individual experiences of rising from young, angry rock-and-roll musicians to fame, in an account that endeavors to provide balanced coverage of all four members. 300,000 first printing.
Studying Suzuki Piano: More Than Music : A Handbook for Teachers, Parents, and Students
Studying Suzuki Piano
More Than Music : A Handbook for Teachers, Parents, and Students
Paperback      ISBN: 0874875862
A comprehensive coverage of what the Suzuki approach embodies, this book should be considered a requirement in the home of every piano teacher and student. Eight of the 14 chapters lay the foundation for understanding Suzuki's Mother Tongue Approach, its procedures and its benefits. The authors have given their ideas of what it takes to be a Suzuki teacher, how to structure an effective lesson, what to cover in those first lessons and how to do it. Using more than 400 musical examples, the teaching points and the interpretation of the seven volumes of music are presented. In addition, some alternate fingerings are suggested and places where the Suzuki edition departs from the original edition are noted.
Music, Physics and Engineering
Music, Physics and Engineering
Paperback      ISBN: 0486217698
Studies the methods, instruments, and processes involved in the creation, reception and duplication of sound
Handbook of Literature for the Flute: A Compilation of Graded Method Materials, Solos, and Ensemble Music for the Flute
Handbook of Literature for the Flute
A Compilation of Graded Method Materials, Solos, and Ensemble Music for the Flute
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0931200695
Revised 3rd edition. An annotated list of solos, graded method materials, reference reading, flute ensembles, music for alto flute, piccolo and bass flute. Over 3,500 entries, representing more than 1,700 composers and authors. Used throughout the world by flutists, artists, teachers, libraries and music dealers.
A Severed Wasp
A Severed Wasp
Paperback      ISBN: 0374517835
Pianist Katherine Forrester Vigneras, in her seventies and retired, discovers new meaning in life when she agrees to give a benefit concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, in New York
In Search of Wagner
In Search of Wagner
Paperback      ISBN: 0860917967
Analyzes Wagner's music and compositional techniques, discusses his character, and examines the ideological tendencies of his approach to art
The Enneads
The Enneads
Paperback      ISBN: 014044520x
This massive work of synthesis is one of the classics of Western mysticism. Plotinus was the main expositor of neo-platonism, the last great movement of classical Greek philosophy. Plotinus's work blends Plato, Aristotle and earlier Greek philosophy into a new religious formulation.
The Magic Flute Unveiled: Esoteric Symbolism in Mozart's Masonic Opera : An Interpretation of the Libretto and the Music
The Magic Flute Unveiled
Esoteric Symbolism in Mozart's Masonic Opera : An Interpretation of the Libretto and the Music
Paperback      ISBN: 089281358x
Chailley, a professor of music history at the Sorbonne, reveals the coherence of the opera and the hidden significance of its characters and situations. The author relates each of these elements to the esoteric tradition from which they emanate and to Mozart's own involvement with the Masonic brotherhood.
Position Etudes
Position Etudes
Paperback      ISBN: 0874870968
These etudes must be used along with the Suzuki Violin School to learn and master different positions. Dr. Suzuki recommends that first position etudes be started when the student is working on Volume 2. The student should always be careful that fingers are placed before the bow moves. Dr. Suzuki repeatedly says, "One, fingers -- two, bow -- three, start." Since this is the first time the student plays an etude, the teacher needs to explain its purpose.
Art Isn't Easy: The Theater of Stephen Sondheim
Art Isn't Easy
The Theater of Stephen Sondheim
Paperback      ISBN: 0306804689
A reprint of the Southern Illinois University Press edition of 1990, with the addition of a new chapter. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.