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Percussion and other instruments

  • Aesthetic Technologies of Modernity, Subjectivity, and Natureby Richard Leppert

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 70.00

    Virginia Woolf famously claimed that, around December 1910, human character changed. Aesthetic Technologies addresses how music (especially opera), the phonograph, and film served as cultural agents facilitating the many extraordinary social, artistic, and cultural shifts that characterized the new century and much of what followed long thereafter,... more...

  • Modern Etudes and Studies for the Total Percussionistby Chris Colaneri

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    In Modern Etudes and Studies for the Total Percussionist, band director and percussionist Chris Colaneri lays out a comprehensive system of total percussion education. The lessons are gleaned from interviews, research, and the nearly two decades he has spent directing middle school band and percussion ensembles. This expanded second edition meets needs... more...

  • The Musical Art of Synthesisby Sam McGuire; Nathan Van der Rest

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    New synths with unique features and layers of complexity are released frequently, with hundreds of different synths currently available in the marketplace. How do you know which ones to use and how do you get the most out of the ones you already own? The Musical Art of Synthesis ?presents synthesizer programming?with a?specific focus on synthesis... 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 or... more...

  • Writing Music for Commercialsby Michael Zager

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 44.99

    In Writing Music for Commercials: Television, Radio, and New Media, professor, composer, arranger, and producer Michael Zager describes the process of composing and arranging music specifically for commercials across the growing variety of media formats. more...

  • Contemporary Orchestrationby R.J. Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 84.95

    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...

  • Designing Software Synthesizer Plug-Ins in C++by Will Pirkle

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    Bridging the gap from theory to programming, Designing Software Synthesizer Plug-Ins in C++ For RackAFX, VST3 and Audio Units contains complete code for designing and implementing software synthesizers for both Windows and Mac platforms. You will learn synthesizer operation, starting with the underlying theory of each synthesizer component, and... more...

  • Harmonica For Dummiesby Winslow Yerxa

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.99 US$ 19.99

    Master the harmonica fast with this fun, easy guide Everybody loves the sound of a harmonica, and the thought of learning to play one is even more appealing. The instrument's portability, versatility, and affordability make it a great choice for those interested in learning how to produce the unmistakable, signature sound found in many styles of... more...

  • 2015 Songwriter's Marketby James Duncan

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 29.99

    The most trusted guide to songwriting success! There is a home out there for every song you've written, but in order to place those songs and advance your music career you must arm yourself with steadfast determination, unending passion, and the most accurate music business knowledge available. For more than 38 years, Songwriter's Market has provided... more...

  • Through the Eye of the Tigerby Jim Peterik; Lisa Torem; Kevin Cronin

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 16.95

    “Hey, yo, Jim . . . This is Sylvester Stallone. Give me a call . . .? It was these words that would set Jim Peterik on the road to rock ?n? roll immortality. After he and his Survivor bandmates recorded “Eye of the Tiger? for the Rocky III soundtrack, the song would go on to earn a Grammy, an Oscar nomination, reach triple platinum status—and... more...