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  • The "Real Easy" Ear Training Bookby SHER Music; Roberta Radley

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 23.00

    All great musicians have one thing in common---to a great extent they know what the harmony of a song is as they hear it. Do you? If not, here is a practical guide to get you up to speed. Written by Berklee professor Roberta Radley, it uses contemporary music to help you see how ear training is invaluable for your own musical needs. The audio portion... more...

  • The Blues Scales - C Versionby SHER Music; Dan Greenblatt

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 16.00

    The only book that shows how the Blues Scales (Major and Minor) are used to create jazz solos. Designed to help beginners quickly learn how to create meaningful solos without having to first master all the scales and chords of a tune. Great transcriptions of solo phrases by Miles Davis, Dave Sanborn, Dizzy Gillespie, etc. showing how the Blues Scales... more...

  • The Jazz Theory Bookby SHER Music; Mark Levine

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 35.00

    The most highly-acclaimed jazz theory book ever published! Over 500 pages of comprehensive, but easy to understand text covering every aspect of how jazz is constructed---chord construction, II-V-I progressions, scale theory, chord/scale relationships, the blues, reharmonization, and much more. A required text in universities world-wide, translated... more...

  • Jazz Piano Masterclass: The Drop 2 Bookby SHER Music; Mark Levine

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 15.00

    The most comprehensive book ever written on how to create the 4-note, block-chord approach to jazz piano playing used by masters like McCoy Tyner, Bill Evans, Barry Harris, Cedar Walton, etc. In this book, world-renowned pianist and educator Mark Levine provides a step-by-step, beginning to advanced, masterclass on how to create, practice and extend... more...

  • Forward Motionby SHER Music; Hal Galper

    Sher Music 2011; US$ 24.00

    The same notes can sound square or swinging, depending on how the music is phrased. This revolutionary book shows how many people misunderstand jazz phrasing and shows how to replace stiff phrasing with fluid lines that have the right jazz feeling. In this book, master pianist Hal Galper also shows how get that feeling of forward motion and also how... more...

  • Of Poetry and Songby Jürgen Thym

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 95.00

    Of Poetry and Song: Approaches to the Nineteenth-Century Lied is an anthology of interdisciplinary studies of text-music relations in the German Lied. The chapters gathered in it (including some published here for the first time in English or indeed at all) were written by two musicologists--Rufus Hallmark and Jürgen Thym--and two German-literature... more...

  • Modern Music and Afterby Paul Griffiths

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 21.99

    Over three decades, Paul Griffiths's survey has remained the definitive study of music since the Second World War; this fully revised and updated edition re-establishes Modern Music and After as the preeminent introduction to the music of our time. The disruptions of the war, and the struggles of the ensuing peace, were reflected in the music of... more...

  • On Playing the Fluteby Johann Joachim Quantz

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 21.86

    Johann Joachim Quantz's On Playing the Flute has long been recognized as one of the primary sources of information about eighteenth-century performance practice. In spite of its title, it is not simply a tutor for the flute, but a fully-fledged programme for training musicians of all types, with detailed information on intonation, ornamentation, dynamics,... more...

  • How to Make Music in Your Bedroomby Nicola Slade

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 10.91

    Gone are the days when recording an album required a large, expensive recording studio and piles of ultra hi-tech equipment. Lily Allen's myspace video netted her no.1 in the UK singles chart and an NME nomination, folk singer Seth Lakeman made an album in his kitchen for £300 and has been nominated for a Mercury Prize. And of course, there's the... more...

  • How Music Worksby John Powell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available

    ·What is the difference between a musical note and any other sort of sound? ·What is harmony, and why does it sound good? ·Why is it easy to tell the difference between a flute and a clarinet even if they are playing exactly the same note? ·Why do ten violins sound only twice as loud as one? ·What is perfect pitch, and do I have it? Discover... more...