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Composition. Elements and techniques of music

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  • Jazz Guitar Voicings - Vol. 1by SHER Music; Randy Vincent

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 21.00

    Have you ever wondered how guitarists like Joe Pass, Jim Hall and Wes Montgomery find such full, luscious voicings for their chord melody playing? Well, much of that sound is based on the "Drop 2" principle of chord voicings. In this book, veteran guitarist Randy Vincent explains exactly how you can get that same sound too. Endorsed by Julian Lage,... more...

  • Acoustic Guitar Stylesby Larry Sandberg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    "Acoustic Guitar Styles" introduces the most popular traditional styles for the acoustic guitar. The step-by-step approach, using a small repertoire of well-known songs, enables the student to explore various styles that can be adapted to play personal favorites. Although a basic knowledge of the guitar is assumed, even the beginner will benefit from... more...

  • Trumpet For Dummiesby Jeffrey Reynolds

    Wiley 2011; US$ 24.99 US$ 19.99

    How to get a good sound, read music, and master a variety of styles-including classical, pop, jazz, and Latin Listening to a trumpet trilla series of high notes during a military march or wail longingly during a blues rendition-is a pleasure second to none. And masters, including Wynton Marsalis and Louis Armstrong, have made the trumpet truly... more...

  • Getting Started Playing Guitar For Dummiesby Mark Phillips; Jon Chappell

    John Wiley & Sons 2011; US$ 9.99 US$ 5.99

    When it comes to striking the strings of your guitar for the first time, Getting Started Playing Guitar For Dummies sets you going in the right direction. One of the coolest things about the guitar is that, even though you can devote your lifetime to perfecting your skills, you can start faking it rather quickly. This books gets you up and playing... more...

  • Guitar Songs & Styles For Dummiesby Mark Phillips; Jon Chappell

    John Wiley & Sons 2011; US$ 9.99 US$ 5.99

    Immerse yourself in sounds, techniques, and a whole lot of fun with this enhanced ebook. Part instruction, part video and audio play-a-long, Guitar Songs & Styles For Dummies is the perfect mix of instruction - whether you are a beginner or experienced guitar player. Watch correct hand position, posture, and playing techniques with detailed videos.... more...

  • Rock Guitar For Dummiesby Jon Chappell; Carl Verheyen

    Wiley 2011; US$ 24.99 US$ 19.99

    Face it, being a rock guitarist is just about the coolest thing you can be – next to a secret agent with a black belt in karate. But even if you were a butt-kicking international person of mystery, playing rock guitar would still be cooler because it involves art, passion, power, poetry, and the ability to move an audience of listeners.... more...

  • 2011 Songwriter's Marketby Editors of Writer's Digest Books

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 29.99 US$ 24.59

    THE MOST TRUSTED GUIDE TO SONGWRITING SUCCESS For 34 years, Songwriter's Market has provided the most complete and up-to-date information songwriters need to place their songs with music publishers, record companies, record producers, managers & booking agents, music firms, and more. In the 2011 Songwriter's Market , you'll find: Hundreds of... more...

  • 2012 Songwriter's Marketby Adria Haley

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 29.99 US$ 24.59

    The Most Trusted Guide to Songwriting Success For 35 years, Songwriter's Market has provided the most complete and up-to-date information songwriters need to place their songs with music publishers, record companies, record producers, managers, booking agents, music firms and more. In the 2012 edition you also gain access to: Hundreds of songwriting... more...

  • The Songwriter's Idea Bookby Sheila Davis

    F+W Media 1992; US$ 19.99 US$ 16.39

    In her first two books, Sheila Davis classified the major song forms and enduring principles that have been honored for decades by America's foremost songwriters. Those books have become required reading in music courses from NYU to UCLA. In The Songwriters Idea Book , Davis goes one step further, giving you 40 strategies for designing distinctive... more...

  • Making Musical Appsby Peter Brinkmann

    O'Reilly Media 2012; US$ 19.99

    Want to turn your mobile device into a musical instrument? Or equip your game with interactive audio, rather than canned samples? You can do it with Pure Data (Pd), an open source visual programming environment that lets you manipulate digital audio in real time. This concise book shows you how to use Pd?with help from the libpd library?as an easily... more...