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- F+W Media 2003; US$ 14.95
The Everything Songwriting Book provides you with all the tools you need to create, perform, and sell hit songs. In easy-to-follow language, professional songwriter and consultant C.J. Watson gives you tried-and-tested instruction on choosing a song style, getting your story across, and finding the right music to match the words. From developing an... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 37.99
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...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 59.99
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...
- 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...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 19.99
' Sometimes I liken the creative act to that of being a good gardener. The musical material itself, the harmonies, rhythms, the timbres and tempi, are seeds you have planted. Composing, bringing forth the final formal arrangement of these elements, is often a business of watching them grow, knowing when to nourish and water them and when to prune... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 46.00
Like his compositions, Milton Babbitt's writings about music have exerted an extraordinary influence on postwar music and thinking about music. In essays and public addresses spanning fifty years, Babbitt has grappled profoundly with central questions in the composition and apprehension of music. These writings range from personal memoirs and critical... more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 22.99
Music Outside the Lines both successfully reasons that music composition should be at the core of school music curriculum and also provides inservice and pre-service educators with an essential resource and compendium of practical tips and plans for fulfilling this goal. more...
- Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 43.99
Béla Bartók's Mikrokosmos is a collection of 153 pieces for piano designed by the composer as a series graded according to difficulty. The pieces were written between 1926 and 1939, and have become by far the best-known series of teaching pieces by a major composer in the twentieth century. more...