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Instrumentation and orchestration

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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...

  • Berlioz's Orchestration Treatiseby Berlioz; Hugh Macdonald

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 80.00

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

  • Note by Noteby Tricia Tunstall

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 15.99

    In this luminous book, Tricia Tunstall explores the enduring fascination of the piano lesson. Even as everything else about the world of music changes, the piano lesson retains its appeal. Drawing on her own lifelong experience as a student and teacher, Tunstall writes about the mysteries and delights of piano teaching and learning. What is it that... more...

  • The Young Musician's Survival Guideby Amy Nathan

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    This lively, accessible book helps young people cope with the difficulties involved in learning a new instrument and remaining dedicated to playing and practicing. Teens from renowned music programs - including the Juilliard School's Pre-College Program and Boston University's Tanglewood Institute - join pro musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Paula... more...

  • Making Musical Instruments with Kidsby Bart Hopkin

    See Sharp Press 2009; US$ 9.99

    Written for adults, this hands-on guide demonstrates how to make easy musical instruments with children. Detailed instructions are included for making more than 60 unique instruments that are suitable for children as young as five years. Serving as a resource in the classroom or home, this manual is extensively illustrated with drawings and photographs... more...

  • Music Lessonsby Stephanie Stein Crease

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 11.99

    Providing guidance for parents who want their children to enjoy learning to play a musical instrument, this resource teaches parents the best ways to encourage children's musical talents. Key guidance is provided for the trickiest hurdles of all: helping children learn how to practice and navigating their impulse to quit by encouraging them to take... more...

  • Refining Soundby Brian K. Shepard

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    Refining Sound is a practical roadmap to the complexities of creating sounds on modern synthesizers. As author, veteran synthesizer instructor Brian K. Shepard draws on his years of experience in synthesizer pedagogy in order to peel back the often-mysterious layers of sound synthesis one-by-one. The result is a book which allows readers to familiarize... more...

  • Modern MIDIby Sam McGuire

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 40.95

    In the last five years, the environment in which the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) specification works and the tools that communicate via MIDI have changed dramatically. Modern MIDI: Sequencing and Performing Using Traditional and Mobile Tools gives you all the tools you need to properly and effectively use MIDI in a modern setting,... more...

  • The Synthesizerby Mark Vail

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Electronic music instruments known as synthesizers have been around since the 1950s, but the past few decades have seen their capabilities expand exponentially and their forms shape-shift from room-filling grandeur to sophisticated applications that run on pocket-sized phones and MP3 players. The Synthesizer reveals the history, basics, forms, and... more...

  • The SOS Guide to Live Soundby Paul White

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    If you?ve ever handled live sound, you know the recipe for creating quality live sound requires many steps. Your list of ingredients, shall we say, requires an understanding of sound and how it behaves, the know-how to effectively use a sound system), and the knowledge to choose and use your gear well. Add a dash of miking ability, stir in a pinch... more...