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  • Contemporary Orchestrationby R.J. Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 89.95

    Contemporary Orchestration: A Practical Guide to Instruments, Ensembles, and Musicians teaches students how to orchestrate for a wide variety of instruments, ensembles, and genres, while preparing them for various real-world professional settings ranging from the concert hall to the recording studio. Unlike most orchestration texts, it includes... more...

  • Guitar Rhythm and Technique For Dummiesby Desi Serna

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.99 US$ 19.99

    Improve your guitar-playing rhythm, feel, and timing If you want to improve your timing, sharpen your technique, or get inspired by new ideas, Guitar Rhythm & Technique For Dummies breaks down the basics of reading, counting, strumming, and picking rhythms on guitar to make you an ace on the axe in no time. With the help of this friendly... more...

  • Music Theory For Dummiesby Michael Pilhofer; Holly Day

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.99 US$ 19.99

    Get more out of music with this essential guide Music Theory For Dummies makes music theory easy to understand, with a friendly, unintimidating overview of everything you need to know to become fluent at knocking out beats, reading musical scores, and learning to anticipate where a song should go—whether you're reading someone else's music... more...

  • Violin For Dummiesby Katharine Rapoport

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.99 US$ 19.99

    The beginner's guide to learning the violin — for any musical style Violin For Dummies helps you teach yourself to play the violin, even if you've never read a note of music. From choosing the right violin for you to playing a variety of musical styles, this book has you covered. You'll start with the basics of posture and bowing technique,... more...

  • Improvise This!by Scott Houston

    HarperCollins 2002; US$ 14.95

    Businesses are sending their top managers to improvisational classes to learn how to give presentations, how to talk to clients, and how to finesse difficult situations. But those same skills can be mastered with the help of the simple and fun exercises found in this book. The authors explain how improvisation comes into play in our daily lives, and... more...

  • Chromatic Transformations in Nineteenth-Century Musicby David Kopp

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 58.00 US$ 47.56

    Develops a model of chromatic chord relations in nineteenth-century music. more...

  • Berlioz's Orchestration Treatiseby Berlioz; Hugh Macdonald

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    Provides both a translation and detailed commentary on Berlioz's own practice as an orchestrator. more...

  • The Simple Fluteby Michel Debost

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    For professional and amateur flutists as well as students of the flute, this book offers a practical introduction to all aspects of playing the flute. Using an accessible A-Z format, Debost offers a logical and imaginitive work on flute performance that places technique at the service of music on every page. more...

  • Unfoldingsby Carl Schachter; Joseph N. Straus

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    Carl Schachter is, by common consent, one of the three or four most important music theorists currently at work in North America. He is the preeminent practitioner in the world of the Schenkerian approach to the music of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which focuses on the linear organization of music and now dominates discussions of the standard... more...

  • Music: A Very Short Introductionby Nicholas Cook

    OUP Oxford 2000; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    This stimulating very short introduction to music invites us to really think about music. Drawing on a number of accessible examples ranging from Beethoven to Chinese zither music, Nicholas Cook prompts us to call on our own personal musical experiences in order to think more critically about the roles of the performer and the listener, about music... more...