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Mel Bay's Complete Banjo Book
Mel Bay's Complete Banjo Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0871665727
Music and the Power of Sound: The Influence of Tuning and Interval on Consciousness
Music and the Power of Sound
The Influence of Tuning and Interval on Consciousness
Hardcover      ISBN: 0892813369

Music has always been esteemed for its power to speak directly to our higher consciousness, a power founded in the purity of simple harmonic ratios. In this book, Alain Danielou traces the development of musical scales and tuning from their origins in both China and India, through their merging in ancient Greece, and on to the development of the Western traditions of modal and polyphonic music. Understanding these potent harmonic relationships offers a way for today's musicians to transcend the limitations of overly rationalistic music by drawing on its metaphysical roots.

Rock Drums Basics, Steps One and Two Combined
Rock Drums Basics, Steps One and Two Combined
Paperback      ISBN: 1576235610

The first step towards experiencing the fun of playing rock music. This book & CD package will guide you through everything you need to know to begin playing rock drums. Topics include practice tips, note values, eighth- and sixteenth-note variations, the

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.

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.

The Drum Book
The Drum Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0879304766

The Drum Book reveals the untold story of the rock drum kit, from the moment that Ringo Starr began thrashing his Ludwig kit in the 1960s to the wonderfully diverse scene of today. This completely revised second edition includes an updated story, many extra photographs, and an expanded directory section that covers every major maker and many smaller ones, from Ajax to Zickos. The book absorbs and explains every twist and turn of the music and the drummers who inspired change and invention from the manufacturers, and is full of great color pictures of the kits played by Charlie Watts, John Bonham, Keith Moon and many more.

Teaching Piano: A Comprehensive Guide and Reference Book for the Instructor
Teaching Piano
A Comprehensive Guide and Reference Book for the Instructor
Paperback      ISBN: 0825680395

An essential handbook for the piano instructor. Covers theoretical, practical, and technical matters, as well as piano performance and basic keyboard skills for the young or adult beginner. Contains charts, glossaries, and bibliographies.

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 of over 330 pages 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.

Sound Check: The Basics of Sound and Sound Systems
Sound Check
The Basics of Sound and Sound Systems
Paperback      ISBN: 079353559x

Sound Check is a simplified guide to what can be a tricky subject: getting good sound. Starting with an easy-to-understand explanation of the principles and physics of sound, Sound Check goes on to cover amplifiers, speaker hookup, matching speakers with amps, sound reinforcement, mixers, monitor systems, grounding, and more. Includes many diagrams, lots of illustrations, and a glossary of audio terms.

To Learn With Love: A Companion for Suzuki Parents
To Learn With Love
A Companion for Suzuki Parents
Paperback      ISBN: 0874876060

Practice, motivation, learning, nutrition, competition, and family lifestyles are a few of the topics discussed by these experienced teachers, performers, and parents. To Learn with Love is treasured as a handbook by many Suzuki parents