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  • Great Pianists on Piano Playingby James Francis Cooke

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 15.95

    Great pianists discuss technique, musical development, virtuoso artistry, much more. Rachmaninoff's "Essentials of Artistic Playing," Busoni's "Important Details in Piano Study," etc. Includes 2 introductory essays, artist biographies, more. more...

  • Guitar Chords for Beginnersby Gareth Evans

    Intuition Publications 2014; US$ 2.99

    Guitar Chords for Beginners contains 65 different chords arranged in easy fingerings. Each guitar chord has a downloadable example audio track enabling you either to hear if you have played it right, or to hear what you need to work towards. more...

  • The Harpsichord Stringing Handbookby Thomas Donahue

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 74.99

    In The Harpsichord Stringing Handbook , Thomas Donahue integrates available historical evidence and modern physical principles?from both the musicological and scientific literature?to provide practical quantitative information about the stringing of this instrument. more...

  • The Highland Bagpipeby Dr Joshua Dickson; Professor Stan Hawkins; Professor Lori Burns

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    The Highland bagpipe, widely considered 'Scotland's national instrument', is one of the most recognized icons of traditional music in the world. It is also among the least understood. But Scottish bagpipe music and tradition - particularly, but not exclusively, the Highland bagpipe - has enjoyed an unprecedented surge in public visibility and scholarly... more...

  • Historical Harpsichord Techniqueby Yonit Lea Kosovske

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 28.95

    Yonit Lea Kosovske surveys early music and writing about keyboard performance with the aim of facilitating the development of an expressive tone in the modern player. Reviewing the work of the pedagogues and performers of the late Renaissance through the late Baroque, she gives special emphasis to la... more...

  • A History of the Tromboneby David M. Guion

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 97.99

    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...

  • Hotter Than Thatby Krin Gabbard

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 8.99

    A swinging cultural history of the instrument that in many ways defined a century The twentieth century was barely under way when the grandson of a slave picked up a trumpet and transformed American culture. Before that moment, the trumpet had been a regimental staple in marching bands, a ceremonial accessory for royalty, and an occasional diva... more...

  • How to Make Drums, Tomtoms and Rattlesby Bernard Mason

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    Making your own primitive instruments from simple materials such as coffee cans and flower pots. Includes 121 figures. more...

  • Inside Conductingby Christopher Seaman

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 23.99

    What does a conductor actually do? How much effect does he or she have? Can the orchestra manage without one? Why don't the players look at the conductor more? Is it necessary for the conductorto play every instrument? What about interpretation? What happens at rehearsals? Why do some conductors "thrash around" more than others? Who's the boss in a... more...

  • Introduction to the Art of Singing by Johann Friedrich Agricolaby Johann Friedrich Agricola; Julianne C. Baird

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 60.00

    An English translation with commentary of an important first treatise on singing by Agricola. more...