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Violin Primer for Beginning Instruction
Violin Primer for Beginning Instruction
Paperback      ISBN: 0871663775
How to Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great!: The Electric Guitar Owner's Manual
How to Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great!
The Electric Guitar Owner's Manual
Paperback      ISBN: 0879306017

The author of the bestselling Guitar Player Repair Guide now writes what every guitarist needs to know about how to choose, set up, and maintain any electric guitar. Illustrations.

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A descriptive inventory of the works of George Gershwin, including published and unpublished compositions.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.

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

The Lyric Library: Contemporary Christian: Complete Lyrics for 200 Songs
The Lyric Library: Contemporary Christian
Complete Lyrics for 200 Songs
Paperback      ISBN: 0634043536

(Lyric Library). An amazing collection of 200 lyrics from some of the most popular Contemporary Christian songs of all time: Abba (Father) * After the Rain * Angels * Awesome God * Breathe on Me * Circle of Friends * Doubly Good to You * Down on My Knees * El Shaddai * Father's Eyes * Friends * Give It Away * Go Light Your World * God's Own Fool * Grand Canyon * The Great Adventure * The Great Divide * He Walked a Mile * Heaven and Earth * Heaven in the Real World * His Strength Is Perfect * Household of Faith * How Beautiful * I Surrender All * Jesus Freak * Joy in the Journey * Judas' Kiss * A Little More * Live Out Loud * Love Will Be Our Home * A Maze of Grace * The Message * My Utmost for His Highest * Oh Lord, You're Beautiful * People Need the Lord * Pray * Say the Name * Signs of Life * Speechless * Stand * Steady On * Via Dolorosa * The Warrior Is a Child * What Matters Most * Would I Know You * and more.

Anthology of Musical Forms
Anthology of Musical Forms
Paperback      ISBN: 0874870445

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.

James Taylor: Greatest Hits
James Taylor
Greatest Hits
Paperback      ISBN: 0897240766

Includes: Something in the Way She Moves * Carolina in My Mind * Fire and Rain * Sweet Baby James * Country Road * You've Got a Friend * Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight * Walking Man * How Sweet It Is * Mexico * Shower the People * Steamroller.

Joel Whitburn Presents Billboard Top 10 Album Charts 1963-1998
Joel Whitburn Presents Billboard Top 10 Album Charts 1963-1998
Paperback      ISBN: 0898201330

(Book). This premiere edition captures over 35 years of the week-by-week Top 10 best-selling albums in America The more than 1,800 weekly Top 10s are from the Billboard Top Album charts, an intriguing, ever-shifting mix of hit albums and artists. This is where country meets classical...where teen groups take on heavy metal...where rap rubs shoulders with gospel...and where jazz, alternative rock, soundtracks and just about every other musical genre imaginable all chart on common ground. Can't remember exactly when an album was popular? Check out the alphabetical artist section which lists each artist's Top 10 albums with the date each album first hit its peak position in the Top 10. More special sections depict notable happenings in the history of Billboard's Top Album charts. 530 pages, 6 x 9

The Heart of Rock and Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made
The Heart of Rock and Soul
The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made
Paperback      ISBN: 0452263050
The Encyclopedia of Country Music: The Ultimate Guide to the Music
The Encyclopedia of Country Music
The Ultimate Guide to the Music
Hardcover      ISBN: 0195116712

To its millions of fans, country music is America's music, offering a window on the sweet dreams and cruel disappointments of ordinary American lives. Now the renowned Country Music Foundation, custodian of Nashville's legendary Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, has compiled a fascinating and infinitely useful guide to this beloved musical genre--The Encyclopedia of Country Music.
Nearly 1,300 complete and up-to-the-minute alphabetical entries put eight decades of country music at readers' fingertips, from the earliest '20s recordings of the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers to the '90s chart-topping albums of LeAnn Rimes and Garth Brooks. A distinguished field of 137 contributors provides an eminently readable and reliable guide to the singers, songwriters, record companies, and industry movers and shakers who have made country music the increasingly popular--and profitable--juggernaut it is today. There are entries for influential radio and television programs, and for key country landmarks from Nashville's Music Row to Bakersfield's Blackboard nightclub. Ten longer essays probe the historical, cultural, religious, artistic, and financial forces shaping country music. Hundreds of photographs, some never before published, accompany the text, including 75 color photographs from the CMF Library's record collection, surveying the history of the country music album cover. Twelve appendices provide lists of country's all-time best-selling albums, country music stations nationwide, all the country music awards won over the years, and much more.
Authoritative, accessible, and unerringly accurate, The Encyclopedia of Country Music will delight fans. It is an essential reference for libraries, radio stations, and the entertainment industry.