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Singing for the Stars: A Complete Program for Training Your Voice
Singing for the Stars
A Complete Program for Training Your Voice
Paperback      ISBN: 0882845284

What do Michael Jackson, Anita Baker, Natalie Cole, and hundreds of other professionals have in common? They have all studied voice with Hollywood's leading vocal coach, Seth Riggs. You can learn to sing like the pros with this complete program for training the voice.

The Art of Writing Music: A Practical Book for Composers and Arrangers of Instrumental, Choral, and Electronic Music As Applied to Publication
The Art of Writing Music
A Practical Book for Composers and Arrangers of Instrumental, Choral, and Electronic Music As Applied to Publication
Paperback      ISBN: 0882846191

John Cacavas has written an extensive book on the techniques of composing, orchestrating and arranging. Includes chapters on each section of the band and orchestra, voicing techniques as well as special chapters on concert band writing, choral writing, el

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.

Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century
Lipstick Traces
A Secret History of the 20th Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0674535812

This is a secret history of modern times, told by way of what conventional history tries to exclude. Lipstick Traces tells a story as disruptive and compelling as the century itself. Hip, metaphorical and allusive...--Gail Caldwell, Boston Sunday Globe. Full-color illustrations and halftones.

Arranging Concepts Complete: The Ultimate Arranging Course for Today's Music
Arranging Concepts Complete
The Ultimate Arranging Course for Today's Music
Paperback      ISBN: 0882844849

A comprehensive text that covers the characteristics and ranges of each instrument in the stage band; analyzing and arranging many musical styles, voice leading, passing chords, modulations, intros, endings, turn-arounds and orchestration. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sweeney Todd
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Paperback      ISBN: 1557830665

(Applause Libretto Library). Book by Hugh Wheeler Introduction by Christopher Bond "Mr. Sondheim fearlessly explores psychic caverns where civilized people are not dying to go ... A naked Sweeney Todd stands revealed as a musical of naked rage, chewing up everyone in its path as it spits out blood and tears." Frank Rich, The New York Times * "A work of such scope and such daring that it dwarfs every other Broadway musical that even attempts to invite comparison." Rex Reed, New York Daily News

City of Angels
City of Angels
Paperback      ISBN: 1557830819

The libretto to the Tony winning musical featuring a book by Larry Gelbart music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by David Zippel. The book also includes an introduction by Larry Gelbart illustrations by Al Hirschfeld production photographs and original costume designs.

The Secret Power of Music: The Transformation of Self and Society Through Musical Energy
The Secret Power of Music
The Transformation of Self and Society Through Musical Energy
Paperback      ISBN: 0892810564

This study of the hidden side of music and its subtle effects is one of the most detailed books ever written on the subject.
Lonesome Traveler: The Life of Lee Hays
Lonesome Traveler
The Life of Lee Hays
Paperback      ISBN: 0803297475

During the Great Depression, Lee Hays, the son of a Southern Methodist minister, used his music to life the hearts of sharecroppers and miners and union organizers. He helped bring black music to America's consciousness. He could make people laugh in times when there seemed little to laugh about. An Arkansas traveler and radical minstrel, he commented wryly on events and impaled reactionary southern congressmen on their own words. A kind of Mark Twain of the left, people said. But Lee Hays, for all his great size and talents and humor, was also a difficult man, plagued by self-doubts and a driving need to discombobulate any person or group that struck him as self-satisfied. Lonesome Traveler is the story of a prodigious talent with a zeal for changing the world. With Pete Seeger he formed the popular folksinging group the Weavers, which sang songs of social justice just as a tidal wave of red-hunting hit America. The rest of his legendary story will anger, touch, and delight.

You Can Teach Yourself Mandolin
You Can Teach Yourself Mandolin
Paperback      ISBN: 1562224476

You Can Teach Yourself Mandolin is written as a teach-yourself text with play-along examples and tunes on the companion recording. In the author's words, It is aimed at helping you get started immediately on your way to mandolinhood by giving you the basics of the mandolin and mandolin playing. With this informal, often humorous text, Dix Bruce will guide you step-by-step through the basics of learning this versatile instrument. Learn all about accompanying yourself and others, common chords, and useful strums, reading simple melodies, playing a colorful assortment of mandolin folk songs, and more. All musical examples and