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Mel Bay's Student's Guide to Music Theory
Mel Bay's Student's Guide to Music Theory
Paperback      ISBN: 0871663120
Structure and Style: The Study and Analysis of Musical Forms
Structure and Style
The Study and Analysis of Musical Forms
Paperback      ISBN: 0874871646
Structure and Style, first published in 1962 and expanded in 1979, fills the need for new ways of analysis that put 20th-century music in perspective. It spans forms in use before 1600 through forms and techniques in use today. Anthology of Musical Forms provides musical examples of forms treated in Structure and Style. Some examples are analyzed throughout. Most are left for the student to analyze. These books reflect Leon Stein's impressive background as student, musician, and composer. Stein studied composition with Leo Sowerby, Frederick Stock (conductor of the Chicago Symphony) and orchestration with Eric DeLamarter, his assistant. He earned M. Mus and Ph.D degrees at DePaul University and was associated with its School of Music as director of the Graduate Division and chairman of the Department of Theory and Composition until his retirement in 1976. He has composed a wide variety of works, including compositions for orchestra, chamber combinations, two operas, and a violin concerto.
Essential Dictionary of Music: Definitions, Composers, Theory, Instrument & Vocal Ranges : The Most Practical and Useful Music Dictionary for Students and Professionals
Essential Dictionary of Music
Definitions, Composers, Theory, Instrument & Vocal Ranges : The Most Practical and Useful Music Dictionary for Students and Professionals
Paperback      ISBN: 0882847287
A useful collection of definitions, composers and theory. This pocket-sized reference book includes a broad range of important information, from basic principles of theory and concise biographies of composers to pronunciations of foreign terms and ranges of instruments and voices. This easy-to-use volume covers every major aspect of music. Includes over 330 pages.
Los Cinco Tibetanos: Cinco Ejercicios Dinamicos Para Lograr Buena Salud, Energia, Y Poder Personal
Los Cinco Tibetanos
Cinco Ejercicios Dinamicos Para Lograr Buena Salud, Energia, Y Poder Personal
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 0892814667
Describes the Tibetan approach to yoga, including chakras, kundalini, and breathing techniques, and provides instructions for performing a series of exercises known as "the Five Tibetans."
Art of Classical Guitar Playing
Art of Classical Guitar Playing
Paperback      ISBN: 0874870798
Not a "method" in the traditional sense, this book explains what happens in the finest classical guitar playing and what in turn the student can do to mold his or her playing to that ideal.
Patterns for Jazz: Bass Clef
Patterns for Jazz
Bass Clef
Paperback      ISBN: 0769230172
Patterns for Jazz stands as a monument among jazz educational materials. Condensed charts and pertinent explanations are conveniently inserted throughout the book to give greater clarity to the application of more than 400 patterns built on chords and scales -- from simple (major) to complex (lydian augmented scales).
Conga Drumming: A Beginners Guide to Playing With Time
Conga Drumming
A Beginners Guide to Playing With Time
Paperback      ISBN: 0963880101
This book will teach any musician, step by step, how to play the conga drum using authentic Afro-Cuban rhythms: calypso, bomba, conga, rumba and bembe. The clear text, life-like illustrations and simple charts make learning to play these beats easy, even for non-musicians. The player can hear all 175 rhythms in the book on the included CD.
Mel Bay Presents Complete Book of Wedding Music for Flute or Violin
Mel Bay Presents Complete Book of Wedding Music for Flute or Violin
Paperback      ISBN: 0871667576
Suzuki Violin School
Suzuki Violin School
Paperback      ISBN: 0874871468
Contents are: Study Points for Volume 2 * Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus (G.F. Handel) * Musette, Gavotte II or the Musette from English Suite III in G Minor for Klavier, BWV 808 (J.S. Bach) * Hunters' Chorus from 3rd Act of the opera Der Freischutz (C.M. von Weber) * Long, Long Ago (T.H. Bayly) * Waltz, Op. 39, No. 15 for Piano (J. Brahms) * Bourrée from Sonata in F Major for Oboe, HHA IV/18, No. 8 (G.F. Handel) * The Two Grenadiers, Die beiden Grenadier, Op. 49, No. 1 for Voice and Piano (R. Schumann) * Theme from Witches' Dance (N. Paganini) * Gavotte from Mignon (A. Thomas) * Gavotte (J.B. Lully) * Minuet in G, Wo0 10, No. 2 (L. van Beethoven) * Minuet from Sei Quintetti per Archi No. 11, Op. 11, No. 5 in E Major (L. Boccherini).
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