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  • The Unorthodox Guitarby Mike Frengel

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 31.99

    The Unorthodox Guitar is a comprehensive resource for experimentally minded guitarists and composers wishing to write for or perform on the instrument in new ways. The book focuses on unconventional approaches to the guitar, including alternative tunings, extended techniques, instrumental preparations, electronic augmentations, and issues pertaining... more...

  • The Musical Dilettanteby Johann Friedrich Daube; Susan P. Snook-Luther

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 62.00

    This book offers a most comprehensive view of galant composition available in a single volume. more...

  • The Twelve-Tone Music of Luigi Dallapiccolaby Brian Alegant

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; Not Available

    Reveals the great twentieth-century Italian composer's innovative handling of harmony, form, and text setting. more...

  • Franz Waxman's Rebeccaby David Neumeyer; Nathan Platte

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 38.00

    Providing thematic analysis and situating the score for this classic work within the context of the composer’s life and career, Franz Waxman’s Rebecca: A Film Score Guide will be of interest to musicologists and film scholars, as well as fans of Alfred Hitchcock and the work of Franz Waxman. more...

  • Piano Lessons with Claudio Arrauby Victoria A. von Arx

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Internationally acclaimed pianist and teacher Claudio Arrau (1903-91) left a legacy that continues to touch piano students today. This book is an in-depth guide to Arrau's performance and teaching techniques, providing an insider's view of the art of piano playing as exemplified by one of the great artists of the twentieth century. more...

  • The Contemporary Guitarby John Schneider

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 57.00

    While the guitar has stood in the vanguard of musical experimentation, its many new techniques and notations remain a mystery for many composers and players. In The Contemporary Guitar, musician and scholar, John Schneider explains each class of technique and illustrates them with examples. more...

  • Creating Sounds from Scratchby Andrea Pejrolo; Scott B. Metcalfe

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    Creating Sounds from Scratch is a practical, in-depth resource on the most common forms of music synthesis. It includes historical context, an overview of concepts in sound and hearing, and practical training examples to help sound designers and electronic music producers to effectively manipulate presets and create new sounds from scratch. more...

  • GCSE Music Revision Guideby Alan Charlton

    Music Sales 2011; US$ 9.99

    Tailored to the new Edexcel GCSE Music specification (first examination in 2011). This revision guide presents all of the key information that Edexcel students need to know for success in their written exam, without unnecessary detail and complications. Key facts about each of the 12 set works Revision tips that will help you to prepare for... more...

  • Nicolas Slonimskyby Nicolas Slonimsky

    Taylor & Francis 2004; US$ 110.00

    At the beginning, it was not at all obvious how to organize this collection of Slonimsky writings, numbering in the hundreds. Clearly, Russian and Soviet music would be central. But also American music,North and South. Modern music cuts across all geographical categories. The articles varied considerably in length, tone, depth, intended readership.... more...

  • Variations on the Canonby Robert Curry; David Gable; Robert L. Marshall

    Boydell & Brewer 2008; Not Available

    Masterful essays honoring the great pianist and critic Charles Rosen, on masterpieces from Bach and Beethoven to Chopin, Verdi, and Stockhausen. more...