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You Can Teach Yourself Harmonica
You Can Teach Yourself Harmonica
Paperback      ISBN: 0871662647
Shinichi Suzuki: The Man and His Philosophy
Shinichi Suzuki
The Man and His Philosophy
Paperback      ISBN: 0874875897

Shinichi Suzuki has been described as a humanitarian as well as an educator and musician. As a young man, he observed that children absorbed their spoken language based on their environment. This led him to adapt his teaching of music to the same method, that which is called the "Mother Tongue Approach." Through listening to the sound of music, very young children soon imitate the tones they hear. Suzuki believes that talent is not inherited, but is a product of environment, and that every child can perform music just as he or she has learned to speak, if the proper teaching approach is used. Revised in 1995, The Man and His Philosophy contains many new photos, some of them depicting the many "firsts" in the Suzuki world, such as Dr. Suzuki with his first students, plus many more. This is a complete history of the Suzuki movement, in words and pictures, from its beginnings to the present day.

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.

Creative Approaches to Child Development With Music, Language, and Movement: Incorporating the Philosophies and Techniques of Orff, Kodaly and Laban
Creative Approaches to Child Development With Music, Language, and Movement
Incorporating the Philosophies and Techniques of Orff, Kodaly and Laban
Paperback      ISBN: 0882840142
Mel Bay Presents Songs of Ireland
Mel Bay Presents Songs of Ireland
Paperback      ISBN: 1562221132
Intermediate Grades Classics to Moderns: Music for Millions Series
Intermediate Grades Classics to Moderns
Music for Millions Series
Paperback      ISBN: 0825640377

(Music Sales America). Contains standard works of repertoire and composers rarely encountered within other collections. From the Baroque through the Modern periods, with each piece in its original form for piano solo.

Violin Playing as I Teach It
Violin Playing as I Teach It
Paperback      ISBN: 0486239179

Leopold Auer (1845-1930) belonged to that select company of violin virtuosos who not only established the level of artistic excellence for the nineteenth century, but also trained many of the violinists who surpassed that level in the twentieth. Mischa Elman, Jascha Heifetz, and Efrem Zimbalist (Sr.) were among Auer's students. Himself a pupil of the great Joseph Joachim, Auer will always be regarded as one of the most important violin pedagogues in history.
This exemplary collection of principles and guidelines was set down by the master after a lifetime of playing and teaching. Auer taught by example, and he directs violin teachers to inculcate the intricacies of execution by means of the violin itself, not simply by verbal instruction. He then devotes the rest of his advice to the violin pupil: how to hold the violin and bow, how to practice, and how to approach such matters of technique as tone production, vibrato, bowing methods including the legato, left-handed technique, double stops, trills, pizzicato, harmonics, and phrasing. In the concluding chapters Auer takes up the more general topics of style, stage fright, changes in the violin repertory, and, of great historical interest, his practical repertory hints ― what he gave his own students to play. Many of the book's chapters are illuminated by biographical details and anecdotes about famous musicians whom Auer knew: Davidov, Wieniawski, Seidel, Wilhemj, Sarasate, and von Bulow.
Receiving poor direction at an early age is disastrous for a violinist. As Auer says, There is no instrument whose absolute mastery at a later period presupposes such meticulous care and exactitude in the initial stages of study as does the violin. With this book every beginning violin student will have the benefit of the finest guidance.

Oh! Calcutta!: An Entertainment with Music
Oh! Calcutta!
An Entertainment with Music
Paperback      ISBN: 0936839481

In Oh Calcutta Kenneth Tynan has assembled a group of sketches which deal with almost every conceivable erotic fantasy and sexual reality that Western man has dreamt up or experienced. The distinguished roster of authors includes Samuel Beckett, Edna O'Brien, Jules Feiffer, Leonard Melfi, John Lennon, and, not to be outdone, Kenneth Tynan himself.

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 Marriage of Figaro
The Marriage of Figaro
Paperback      ISBN: 0486237516
Mozart's beloved comic romp, reprinted from a late (C. F. Peters, 1941) but beautifully engraved and highly regarded edition, which preserves Mozart's autograph manuscript and early translations of the libretto and includes passages that are often cut in other editions.