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The Norton Anthology of Western Music
Classic to Modern
4th Edition Paperback ISBN: 0393976912
Offers an historical selection of Gregorian chant, opera, chamber, orchestral, and choral music by composers from ancient and medieval times to Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, Debussy, Stravinsky, Copeland, and Britten.
The Piano Book
Buying and Owning a New or Used Piano
4th Edition Paperback ISBN: 1929145012
This bible of the piano marketplace is indispensable to buyers and owners of pianos, amateur and professional players alike. Hundreds of thousands of pianos are bought and sold each year, yet most people buy a piano with only the vaguest idea of what to look for as they make this major purchase. The Piano Book evaluates and compares every brand and style of piano sold in the United States. There is information on piano moving and storage, inspecting individual new and used pianos, the special market for Steinways, and sales gimmicks to watch out for. An annual supplement, sold separately, lists current prices for more than 2,500 new piano models.
Picture Chord Encyclopedia
Photos, Diagrams and Music Notation for over 1,600 Keyboard Chords!
Paperback ISBN: 0634058282
Weighing in at nearly 400 pages, the Picture Chord Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive keyboard resource ever! It includes easy-to-see photos, easy-to-read chord diagrams and treble and bass clef notation for over 1,600 keyboard chords, plus basic chord theory, a chord symbol chart, and more! Also available in a 9 inch. x 12 inch. Edition (00290528, ISBN 0-634-03290-9).
Third Ear-The Essential Listening Companion
Paperback ISBN: 0879306009
Written by one of jazz journalism's best and most knowledgeable critics, this book explores the full swing spectrum from its origins in the 1920s through its current retro resurgence. Features intriguing capsule biographies of 400 of the best musicians, from classic artists like Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman to retro swingers such as the Brian Setzer Orchestra and Lavay Smith and the Red Hot Skillet Lickers, with each artist's most notable CDs reviewed and rated, plus info on film appearances, books, and hard-to-find recordings. Includes insightful essays that explore this music's cultural impact, fun photos and swing memorabilia.
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.
Little Blues Book
Paperback ISBN: 1565121376
Illustrations by R. Crumb. A collection of lyrics and lore that captures the very heart and soul of the blues. From Blind Lemon Jefferson to Alberta Hunter, dozens of blues masters offer words of wisdom on subjects including luck (both good and bad), love, loss, and the raw material of life.
The Npr Guide to Building a Classical Cd Collection
Paperback ISBN: 0761104879
An update and revised guide by the host of National Public Radio's Performance Today recommends the best recordings of the three hundred most important classical works, and provides background information on each composer. Original.