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  • The Bassist's Bibleby Tim Boomer; Mick Berry

    See Sharp Press 2009; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • A Natural History of the Pianoby Stuart Isacoff

    Souvenir Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    A beautifully illustrated, engrossing celebration of the piano, and the composers and performers who have made it their own. Stuart Isacoff ? pianist, critic and teacher ? explores the history and evolution of the piano: how its sound provides the basis for emotional expression and individual style, why it has so powerfully entertained generation upon... more...

  • The Recorderby Richard W. Griscom; David Lasocki

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    A Choice "Best Academic" book in its first edition, The Recorder remains an essential resource for anyone who wants to know about this instrument. This new edition is thoroughly redone, takes account of the publishing activity of the years since its first publication, and still follows the original organization. more...

  • Twentieth-Century Organ Musicby Christopher S. Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    This volume explores twentieth-century organ music through in-depth studies of the principal centers of composition, the most significant composers and their works, and the evolving role of the instrument and its music. The twentieth-century was a time of unprecedented change for organ music, not only in its composition and performance but also in... more...

  • Mr. Tubaby Harvey Phillips; David N. Baker

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    With warmth and humor, tuba virtuoso Harvey Phillips tells the story of his amazing life and career from his Missouri childhood through his days as a performer with the King Brothers and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circuses, his training at the Juilliard School, a stint with the US Army Field Band, and his freelance days with the New York... more...

  • Player Pianoby Arthur A. Reblitz

    Vestal Press 1997; US$ 28.99

    For beginners and experienced technicians alike. more...

  • The Contemporary Violinby Patricia Strange; Allen Strange

    Scarecrow Press 2003; US$ 54.99

    Written by a composer and a musician, The Contemporary Violin offers a unique menu of avant-garde musical possibilities that both performers and composers will enjoy exploring. Allen and Patricia Strange's comprehensive study critically examines extended performance techniques found in the violin literature of the latter half of the twentieth century.... more...

  • Crosstown Trafficby Charles Shaar Murray

    Canongate Books 2012; US$ 15.79

    Jimi Hendrix 'transgressed many boundaries; both arbitrary musical definitions separating blues and soul or jazz and rock, and also those fundamental divides between the archaic and the avant-garde, between individualist and collectivist philosophies,between blacks and whites, between America and Britain, between passive acquiescence and furious resistance,between... more...

  • The Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble and R. Winston Morrisby Charles A. McAdams; Richard H. Perry

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 79.99

    This book details the achievements and impact of one of the most influential collegiate ensembles of the 20th and 21st centuries and presents the history and accomplishments of the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble, the world's most successful university tuba ensemble. An invaluable amount of reference information is provided, including members, concerts,... more...