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- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 64.99
Guide to the Pianist?s Repertoire continues to be the go-to source for piano performers, teachers, and students. Newly updated and expanded with more than 250 new composers, this incomparable resource expertly guides readers to solo piano literature and provides answers to common questions: What did a given composer write? What interesting work have... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95
In recent decades interest has turned towards a contextualized understanding of creative processes in music, and keyboard studies appears well placed to contribute to the exploration of this wider concern. The essays collected here encompass the range of research in the field, bringing together contributions from performers, organologists and music... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 18.94
Have you ever wondered whether musicians notice the audience or are influenced by them? Wanted to know how performers might learn particularly difficult pieces? Thought about the terms 'old' and 'young' in reference to music? Using the letters of the alphabet as her starting point, Susan Tomes presents a series of lively reflections on performing... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 24.99
The easy way to get keyed up on the keyboard Where Piano For Dummies helps budding musicians to master the black-and-white musical keyboard, Keyboard For Dummies helps them understand the possibilities that unfold when those black-and-whites are connected to state-of-the-art music technology. Keyboard For Dummies explains the ins-and-outs... more...
- DK Publishing 2013; US$ 19.95
Learning to play the guitar has never been easier! This book begins with an introduction to different types of guitars and their parts, followed by helpful information on how to choose a guitar. You'll learn how to tune the guitar (supplemented with online audio), how to correctly hold it, how to read tablature, and about basic rhythm. Much of the... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 114.95
This is the first full-length study of British women's instrumental chamber music in the early twentieth-century. It includes six case studies of composers: Adela Maddison; Ethel Smyth; Morfydd Owen; Ethel Barns; Alice Verne-Bredt and Susan Spain-Dunk, and Seddon offers valuable insight into their musical education, compositional careers and provides... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 24.99
Serious about jamming, understanding, and creating guitar-driven music? Easy. With an approachable and engaging style, Guitar Theory For Dummies goes beyond guitar basics, presenting the guidance intermediate to advanced players need to improve their improvisational and compositional skills. Plus, with access to audio tracks and video instruction... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 28.99
As editor of the Guardian , one of the world?s foremost newspapers, Alan Rusbridger abides by the relentless twenty-four-hour news cycle. But increasingly in midlife, he feels the gravitational pull of music?especially the piano. He sets himself a formidable challenge: to fluently learn Chopin?s magnificent Ballade No. 1 in G minor, arguably one... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 25.99
Written by a leading authority and artist of the historical transverse flute, The Notation Is Not the Music offers invaluable insight into the issues of historically informed performance and the parameters?and limitations?of notation-dependent performance. As Barthold Kuijken illustrates, performers of historical music should consider what is written... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57
'This book distils what, at my advanced age, I feel able to say about music, musicians, and matters of my pianistic profession.' Ever since Alfred Brendel bid farewell to the concert stage after six decades of performing, he has been passing on his insight and experience in the form of lectures, readings and master-classes. This reader for lovers... more...