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  • Clavichord for Beginnersby Joan Benson

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 42.99

    Written by Joan Benson, one of the champions of clavichord performance in the 20th century, Clavichord for Beginners is an exceptional method book for both practitioners and enthusiasts. In addition to detailing the historical origins of the instrument and the evolution of keyboard technique, the book describes the proper method for practicing fingering... more...

  • The Crisis of Classical Music in Americaby Robert Freeman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 46.00

    The Crisis of Classical Music in America by Robert Freeman focuses on solutions for the oversupply of classically trained musicians in America—a growing problem in a diminishing niche job market. Freeman calls for music colleges to focus on vital job skills in order to better equip their graduates for the real world. more...

  • Fiddle For Dummiesby Michael John Sanchez

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.99 US$ 21.99

    Learn to play the fiddle? Easy. Tackling a new instrument can be intimidating, but with this easy-to-use guide, you'll have no trouble at all! From selecting, tuning, and caring for your fiddle to mastering various music styles, Fiddle For Dummies walks you step-by-step through everything you need to start playing the fiddle like a pro. You'll... more...

  • Cello Practice, Cello Performanceby Miranda Wilson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 44.00

    Most other works that instruct cellists in the art of playing their instrument come in two predictable forms—emphasizing either the left hand or the right hand or instructing string players in the use of both but separately. Wilson argues that the movements of the hands are vitally interdependent, supporting one another in any technical action.... more...

  • Teaching Woodwindsby Harold Gene Griswold

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 93.95

    For one semester/quarter courses in woodwind methods. Teaching Woodwinds has draws on the authors thirty-five years of experience teaching woodwinds to students. Organized by specific teach topics from the fundamentals of hand and finger position to articulation and intonation. Drawing on a classic set of  teacher/student duets, the included twenty-five... more...

  • The Simple Fluteby Michel Debost

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 20.99

    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...

  • Wind Talk for Woodwindsby Mark C. Ely; Amy E. Van Deuren

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 27.99

    Wind Talk: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching Woodwind Instruments is a user-friendly source of pedagogical information specific to woodwind instruments. It is designed to facilitate understanding of terminology, topics, and concepts frequently encountered by instrumental music teachers and provides teachers with a quick and easy-to-use... more...

  • Practicing Perfectionby Roger Chaffin; Gabriela Imreh; Mary Crawford

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Etudes for Piano Teachersby Stewart Gordon

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 34.99

    Just as musical etudes focus on the development of skills and address the technical problems encountered in keyboard literature, the "etudes" in Stewart Gordon's new book also focus on ideas which prepare piano teachers for meeting the problems encountered in piano performing and teaching. This major new collection on the piano teacher's art opens... more...

  • Decentering Musicby Kevin Korsyn

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 57.99

    As a work of cultural criticism that recalls the concerns of Foucault, Hayden White, Zizek, and others Decentering Music examines the struggle for the authority to speak about music at a time when the humanities are in crisis. By linking the institutions that support musical research, including professional associations and universities, to complex... more...