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Musical Instruments

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  • A Musician's Alphabetby Susan Tomes

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 18.94

    Have you ever wondered whether musicians notice the audience or are influenced by them? Wanted to know how performers might learn particularly difficult pieces? Thought about the terms 'old' and 'young' in reference to music? Using the letters of the alphabet as her starting point, Susan Tomes presents a series of lively reflections on performing... more...

  • Opera at the Bandstandby George W. Martin

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 84.99

    In Opera at the Bandstand: Then and Now , George W. Martin surveys the role of concert bands during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in making contemporary opera popular. He also chronicles how in part they lost their audience in the second half of the twentieth century by abandoning operatic repertory. more...

  • Playing the Cello, 1780–1930by George Kennaway

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This innovative study of nineteenth-century cellists and cello playing shows how simple concepts of posture, technique and expression changed over time, while acknowledging that many different practices co-existed. By accepting the diversity and ambiguity of nineteenth-century sources, and by resisting oversimplified solutions, Kennaway has produced... more...

  • Understanding the Pipe Organby John R. Shannon

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 45.00

    The pipe organ, an instrument whose origins date to ancient Greece, is prominent in the development of secular and church music, and its builders were as artistic as the composers like Bach, Pachelbel and Handel who played them. This book describes the mechanics, fabrication, and acoustics of all types of pipe organs. Although it is technical in nature,... more...

  • My First Guitarby Julia Crowe

    ECW Press 2012; US$ 14.95

    Famous guitarists reveal the stories behind their first six-string and their lifelong passion for music Every guitarist remembers his or her first instrument, the guitar that was a gateway to a lifetime of passion and commitment. In My First Guitar, Julia Crowe presents original interviews with some of the world?s leading guitarists across a variety... more...

  • Mendelssohn, the Organ, and the Music of the Pastby Jürgen Thym

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Examines Mendelssohn's relationship to the past, shedding light on the construction of historical legacies that, in some cases, served to assert German cultural supremacy only two decades after the composer's death. more...

  • Get Plucky with the Ukuleleby Will Grove-White

    Octopus 2014; Not Available

    A revolution in music is happening under our noses and its weapon of choice is a vertically challenged guitar: it's time to get plucky with the ukulele! more...

  • Get Plucky with the Ukuleleby Will Grove-White

    Octopus 2014; US$ 22.30

    A revolution in music is happening under our noses and its weapon of choice is a vertically challenged guitar: it's time to get plucky with the ukulele! more...

  • David Craigheadby Tandy Reussner; Kerala J. Snyder

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 47.99

    In addition to being a biography of his life, David Craighead: Portrait of an American Organist includes many quotes and anecdotes by Craighead, his fellow colleagues, and former students. It also contains facsimiles of musical examples, personal memorabilia, letters, and recital programs; a complete listing of his recitals from 1942 to 1998; a comprehensive... more...

  • A History of the Tromboneby David M. Guion

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 89.99

    This book, the first in the American Wind Band series, is a comprehensive account of the development of the trombone, from its initial form as a 14th-century Medieval trumpet to its alterations in the 15th century; from its marginalized use in a particular Renaissance ensemble to its acceptance in various kinds of artistic and popular music in the... more...