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- Wiley 2012; US$ 24.99
The bestselling guide to teaching yourself the violin just got better Despite being one of the most popular musical instruments for budding musicians, the violin has a reputation as being amongst the most difficult to learn. But no longer. Violin for Dummies is packed with the information you need to learn the art of this beautiful instrument,... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2008; US$ 10.19
Whether you want to learn how to play an instrument, or just refresh your existing capability, whether you sing in a choir, or would simply like to follow scores while listening, this book will help you achieve your aim. It leads you carefully through the basics of pitch, rhythm, keys, scales, chords, and much more, building your knowledge chapter... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 46.99
Presenting a new, comprehensive and highly original approach to piano technique with a fascinating series of exercises to help the reader put this approach into practice, this guide uses numerous musical examples and sketches to show how many common movement habits at the keyboard are counterproductive. Fraser provides a new way of manipulating the... more...
- Institute of Education Press 2012; US$ 39.95
This book provides a timely and unique overview of music education in the UK by considering its achievements, analysing its current performance and setting out aspirations for the future. more...
The Piano Teaching of Walter Hautzig, with 613 Examples from Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, and ChopinThe Edwin Mellen Press 2008; US$ 159.95
Examines the teaching of Professor Hautzig, which continues the Romantic piano tradition of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Europe, and stresses individuality allied with faithfulness to the score. This book contains four black and white photographs. more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 34.99
Murray Grodner draws on his distinguished career as a double bass musician and teacher in this compendium of performance philosophy, bowing and phrasing recommendations, tutorials on fingerings and scales, and exercises for bowing and string crossing. Grodner addresses technical obstacles in musical performance, offers advice on instrument and bow... more...
- Gia Publications 2013; US$ 29.99
The culmination of a series of events held over two years by leading music educators in an homage to the famous Tanglewood symposium of 1967, this study prods the profession to examine what the future of music education is. It provokes a reevaluation of present programs and philosophies and tired methodologies while reinvigorating the role music educators... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 74.99
Although women have been teaching and performing music for centuries, their stories are often missing from traditional accounts of the history of music education. In Women Music Educators in the United States: A History , Sondra Wieland Howe provides a comprehensive narrative of women teaching music in the United States from colonial days until... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 44.95
The memory feats of famous musicians seem almost superhuman. Can such extraordinary accomplishments be explained by the same principles that account for more ordinary, everyday memory abilities? To find out, a concert pianist videotaped her practice as she learned a new piece for performance, the third movement, Presto, of the Italian Concerto by J.S.... more...