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  • A Provincial Organ Builder in Victorian Englandby Gordon D.W. Curtis

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95

    William Sweetland was a Bath organ builder who flourished from c.1847 to 1902 during which time he built about 300 organs. Gordon Curtis places this work of a provincial organ builder in the wider context of English musical life in the latter half of the nineteenth century. He relates the biographical details of Sweetland's family, surveys Sweetland's... 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...

  • Before the Chinrestby Stanley Ritchie

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    Drawing on the principles of Francesco Geminiani and four decades of experience as a baroque and classical violinist, Stanley Ritchie offers a valuable resource for anyone wishing to learn about 17th-18th-and early 19th-century violin technique and style. While much of the work focuses on the technical aspects of playing the pre-chinrest violin, these... more...

  • The Only Basic Guitar Instruction Book You'll Ever Needby Jack Wilkins; Peter Rubie

    F+W Media 2006; US$ 12.95

    Narratives on famous guitarists and the extra details on guitar history are fine, but that's not what readers need or want when they are eager to master their new guitar. The Only Basic Guitar Instruction Book You'll Ever Need jumps straight into teaching beginners note reading, hand positions, and other essentials, including how to hold their guitar... more...

  • Grand Obsessionby Perri Knize

    Scribner 2008; Not Available

    A fascinating, lyrical memoir about one woman's obsessive search for the perfect piano-and about finding and pursuing passion at any age How can a particular piano be so seductive that someone would turn her life upside down to answer its call? How does music change human consciousness and transport us to rapture? What makes it beautiful? In... more...

  • The Bassist's Bibleby Tim Boomer; Mick Berry

    See Sharp Press 2009; US$ 24.99

    The incredible diversity of the bass guitar is revealed in this all-inclusive style guide. Each chapter covers particular styles or families of styles, gradually introducing players to techniques that will allow them to get the most out of their instrument and easily increase their bass repertoire. More than 400 bass grooves are presented, spanning... more...

  • Grand Obsessionby Perri Knize

    Scribner 2008; Not Available

    A fascinating, lyrical memoir about one woman's obsessive search for the perfect piano-and about finding and pursuing passion at any age How can a particular piano be so seductive that someone would turn her life upside down to answer its call? How does music change human consciousness and transport us to rapture? What makes it beautiful? In... more...

  • The Bouzouki Bookby Graham McDonald

    Graham McDonald Stringed Instruments 2012; US$ 9.99

    A workshop guide to building Irish bouzoukis and citterns. In the past forty years bouzoukis, citterns and octave mandolins have become an essential part of acoustic music. The Bouzouki Book is the first, and only, book to guides the reader through the steps to build one of these fascinating stringed musical instruments. The book includes nearly 200... more...

  • Life After Death: The Viola da Gamba in Britain from Purcell to Dolmetschby Peter Holman

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 99.00

    New research throws light on the history of the viol after Purcell, including its revival in the late eighteenth century through Charles Frederick Abel. more...

  • The Violin Makerby John Marchese

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    How does a simple piece of wood become a violin, the king of instruments? Watch and find out as Eugene Drucker, a member of the world?renowned Emerson String Quartet, commissions Sam Zygmuntowicz, a Brooklyn craftsman, to make him a new violin. As he tells this extraordinary story, journalist John Marchese shares the rich lore of this beloved instrument... more...