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Essential Dictionary of Music Notation: Pocket Size Book
Essential Dictionary of Music Notation
Pocket Size Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0882847309

This pocket-sized dictionary presents current and correct notation practices in an easy-to-use format. Generously illustrated and concise, this book is essential to any musician looking for a handy reference for the correct notation of music. A most welco

Violin Owner's Manual: The Complete Guide
Violin Owner's Manual
The Complete Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1890490431

(String Letter Publishing). Here's the book that should have come with your violin Written by a team of leading instrument makers, repairers and musicians, this is the one comprehensive guide to selecting, understanding, preserving and protecting any violin, from a modest fiddle to a priceless Stradivari. Richly illustrated with photographs and drawings, it covers topics including: selecting the proper instrument and bow, understanding common repairs, finding the right maker, guarding against theft, getting a good setup, protecting your violin, choosing a case, and more.

How to Teach Suzuki Piano
How to Teach Suzuki Piano
by Suzuki
Paperback      ISBN: 0874875838

A brief but valuable booklet about teaching Suzuki piano. Directed towards parents and teachers. Originally published in Japan by Dr. Suzuki's Talent Education Institute.

A Gershwin Companion: A Critical Inventory and Discography, 1916-1984
A Gershwin Companion
A Critical Inventory and Discography, 1916-1984
Hardcover      ISBN: 1560750197

A descriptive inventory of the works of George Gershwin, including published and unpublished compositions. For each of the published pieces, the lyricist, key, time and tempo, the history of the work, background commentary or anecdotes connected with it and a listing of recordings are given.

After the Ball: Pop Music from Rag to Rock
After the Ball
Pop Music from Rag to Rock
Paperback      ISBN: 087910063x

An irreverent and engaging chronicle of popular music dating from the 1880s, when Tin Pan Alley was founded, to the present by a British-born songwriter and onetime pop star. "Brash, learned, funny, and perspicacious." - The New Yorker

Patterns for Jazz - Treble Cleff
Patterns for Jazz - Treble Cleff
Paperback      ISBN: 0898987032

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).

Inside the Hits: The Seduction of a Rock and Roll Generation
Inside the Hits
The Seduction of a Rock and Roll Generation
Paperback      ISBN: 0634014307

(Berklee Press). How does a song become more than words and music to represent or influence the voice of a generation? Inside the Hits dissects more than 60 of the most powerful and memorable hit songs since the birth of rock and roll to reveal the roots of their success. Author Wayne Wadhams examines the key ingredients that made the songs work then and now, including: melody, lyrics, performance, production, artist image, promotion, and market timing. What really stopped Mick Jagger from getting "Satisfaction"? How did a secretary who was mistaken for a prostitute give Donna Summer her new sound? Find all the answers in Inside the Hits . "Reading Inside the Hits was like reliving some of the most memorable moments in rock and roll. A captivating read for industry professionals and fans alike." Phil Ramone

Essential Songwriter's Rhyming Dictionary: Pocket Size Book
Essential Songwriter's Rhyming Dictionary
Pocket Size Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0882847295

Acclaimed by the New York Times as "part muse, part quick reference," this pocket-sized dictionary is an easy-to-use tool geared specifically toward the contemporary songwriter. A concise collection of the most-often used words in popular music, the simpl

Swing: The Best Musicians and Recordings
Swing
The Best Musicians and Recordings
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.

Harmonica Handbook [With CD]
Harmonica Handbook [With CD]
Paperback      ISBN: 0786627069