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  • Shura Cherkasskyby Elizabeth Carr

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 64.99

    This biography documents the unique artistry and highly unusual life of the internationally acclaimed pianist Shura Cherkassky, who, at the time of his death in 1995, was universally recognized to be among the greatest pianists in music history, and the last link to the romantic piano tradition of Chopin, Liszt and Anton Rubinstein. more...

  • Saxophone Secretsby Tracy Lee Heavner

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 39.99

    Modeled on the brilliant approach first formulated by distinguished professor music and master clarinetist Michele Gingras in her Clarinet Secrets and More Clarinet Secrets (both available from Scarecrow Press) , Tracy Heavner?s Saxophone Secrets provides advanced saxophonists with 60 performance secrets that will assist in their musical... more...

  • The Duduk and National Identity in Armeniaby Andy Nercessian

    Scarecrow Press 2001; US$ 48.99

    The book is an outline of the Armenian duduk, a cylindrical double-reed aerophone made of apricot-wood, and its relation to the Armenian identity. It attempts to deepen our understanding of musical instruments not only through an examination of musical and constructional features, but also through the application of a sociocultural framework which... more...

  • Cuban Flute Styleby Sue Miller

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 74.99

    In Cuban Flute Style: Interpretation and Improvisation , Sue Miller?music historian, charanga flute player, and former student of Richard Egües?examines the early-twentieth-century decorative style of flute playing in the Cuban danzón and its links with the later soloistic style of the 1950s as exemplified by Fajardo and Egües. Transcriptions... more...

  • The Influence of Carlos Prieto on Contemporary Cello Musicby Alán Saúl Saucedo Estrada

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 59.99

    This book includes biographical information on Carlos Prieto, his contributions to music, as well as a detailed catalog of 72 pieces commissioned and/or dedicated to him. This is the first time a study has been conducted on this body of music. more...

  • Horns and Trumpets of the Worldby Jeremy Montagu

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    Humanity has blown horns and trumpets of various makes and models, lengths and diameters since prehistoric times. In Horns and Trumpets of the World , the eminent scholar Jeremy Montagu surveys the vast range in time and type of this instrument that has accompanied everything in human history from the war cry to the formal symphony, from the hunting... more...

  • Teach Yourself VISUALLY Guitarby Charles Kim

    Wiley 2012; US$ 24.99

    Everything beginners need to know to start playing guitar Do you learn faster by seeing and doing than by wading through tedious instructions? Then pick up a guitar and start strumming! Teach Yourself VISUALLY Guitar shows you the basics—step by step and note by note. You begin with basic chords and techniques and progress through suspensions,... more...

  • The Rough Guide to Guitarby Dave Hunter

    Rough Guides Ltd 2011; Not Available

    The Rough Guide to Guitar covers everything from the basics a new player needs to know to successfully get started, to hints and tips for experienced guitarists. Written by Dave Hunter, one of the worlds leading guitar authors and contributor to Guitar Player and Vintage Guitar magazines, The Rough Guide to Guitar covers it all, in terms that players... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Piano Exercisesby Karen Berger

    DK Publishing 2011; US$ 21.95

    Make sure you hit all the right notes. Playing the piano is much more than just learning notes and reading music; having good dexterity, building independent finger strength, and learning proper technique is absolutely essential to mastering the instrument. Packed with everything a player needs to become a great pianist, The Complete Idiot's... more...

  • Spieltraditionen, Personalstile und Signature-Licks der Rock and Roll-Gitarreby Dennis Schütze

    FUEGO 2012; US$ 10.38

    Das Buch ist die schriftliche Dokumentation einer Suche nach den stilprägendsten und einflussreichsten Ausprägungen der Rock and Roll-Gitarre. In der Einleitung wird der Musikstil "Early Rock and Roll" hergeleitet und vom sog. Rock and Roll-Livestyle abgegrenzt (Kap. 1). Zeitlich und territorial wird die Betrachtung auf die Jahre 1954 bis... more...