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  • Recording Drumsby Mike Major

    Course Technology PTR 2013; US$ 34.99

    Recording great drum sounds is one of the most challenging tasks facing any drummer, audio engineer, or music producer. Capturing the variety, nuance, and excitement of the drum kit and other percussion instruments is part art, part science, and part creative experimentation--and there's a lot more to it than simply setting up a mic and hitting... more...

  • The Show Must Go Onby Gareth Davies

    Elliott & Thompson 2013; US$ 12.73

    A memoir of the London Symphony Orchestra on tour in the US and beyond, focusing on their historical first visit to America in 1912 when they were due to sail on the Titanic, and their most recent travels. Gareth Davies, Principal Flautist at the LSO, tells the remarkable story of a groundbreaking expedition through recently discovered diaries, archive... 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...

  • Nineteenth-Century Piano Musicby R. Larry Todd

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Piano Lessons with Claudio Arrauby Victoria A. von Arx

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Piano Lessons with Claudio Arrau provides an insider's view of the art of piano performance as exemplified by one of the great artists of the twentieth century. Chilean pianist Claudio Arrau devoted his life to the piano and its music. As a child prodigy, he gained national recognition from government officials in Chile, including President Pedro... more...

  • Ravenna, Biblioteca Comunale Classense, MS Classense 545by Alexander Silbiger

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...