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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.
Classic Rock Covers
Classic Rock Covers
Paperback      ISBN: 3822855405
The Complete Operas of Puccini: A Critical Guide
The Complete Operas of Puccini
A Critical Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0306802007
Provides historical background, plot summaries, and critical analyses of the music and librettos of all Puccini's operas
American Guitars: An Illustrated History
American Guitars
An Illustrated History
Paperback      ISBN: 0062731548
The only comprehensive history of the guitar, from the Civil War to the present. "I think this book is a must for guitar players and those interested in guitar music."--B. B. King
Successful Lyric Writing: A Step-By-Step Course and Workbook
Successful Lyric Writing
A Step-By-Step Course and Workbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0898792835
Covers structure, viewpoint, voice, rhythm, rhyme, and setting, identifies common song writing problems, and provides writing assignments
We'll Understand It Better by and by: Pioneering African American Gospel Composers
We'll Understand It Better by and by
Pioneering African American Gospel Composers
Paperback      ISBN: 1560981679
Looks at the development of gospel music and its influence on contemporary music, and profiles six gospel artists
Early Jazz: Its Roots and Musical Development
Early Jazz
Its Roots and Musical Development
Paperback      ISBN: 0195040430
This classic study of jazz by renowned composer, conductor, and musical scholar Gunther Schuller was widely acclaimed on its first publication in 1968. The first of two volumes on the history and musical contribution of jazz, it takes us from the beginnings of jazz as a distinct musical style at the turn of the century to its first great flowering in the 1930's. Schuller explores the music of the great jazz soloists of the twenties--Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, and others--and the big bands and arrangers--Fletcher Henderson, Bennie Moten, and especially Duke Ellington--placing their music in the context of the other musical cultures and languages of the 20th century and offering original analyses of many great jazz recordings. Now reissued in paper, Early Jazz provides a musical tour of the early American jazz world for a new generation of scholars, students, and jazz fans.
Oh, Calcutta: An Entertainment With Music
Oh, Calcutta
An Entertainment With Music
Paperback      ISBN: 0936839481
inch....this work is likely to become a standart work very quickly and is to be recommended to all schools where recorder studies are undertaken inch. (Oliver James,Contact Magazine) A novel and comprehensive approach to transferring from the C to F instrument. 430 music examples include folk and national songs (some in two parts), country dance tunes and excerpts from the standard treble repertoire of•Bach, Barsanti, Corelli, Handel, Telemann, etc. An outstanding feature of the book has proved to be Brian Bonsor's brilliantly simple but highly effective practice circles and recognition squares designed to give, in only a few minutes, concentrated practice on the more usual leaps to and from each new note and instant recognition of random notes. Quickly emulating the outstanding success of the descant tutors, these books are very popular even with those who normally use tutors other than the Enjoy the Recorder series.
Sing a Sad Song: The Life of Hank Williams
Sing a Sad Song
The Life of Hank Williams
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0252008618
The Secret Garden: Based on the Novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett : Musical Book and Lyrics
The Secret Garden
Based on the Novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett : Musical Book and Lyrics
Paperback      ISBN: 155936047x
A moving adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1911 novel, the story of a ten-year-old orphan's search for love and self-discovery in her uncle's locked garden. With her Tony-award winning book and lyrics, Norman recreates the classic form of the traditional American musical.