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Musical Instruments

  • Korea and the Western Drumset: Scattering Rhythmsby Simon Barker

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    For over a century, drummers have been turning to a variety of percussive traditions as prompts for the creation of new expressive possibilities on the drumset. In this book, Simon Barker sets out in detail the developmental processes he has followed creating an improvisational language for the drumset utilizing Korean rhythm/sticking cells, aesthetic... more...

  • Asante Ntahera Trumpets in Ghanaby Joseph S.Kaminski

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Based on the author's fieldwork in Ghana with the Asante and Denkyira ntahera trumpeters, this book draws on interviews, field recordings, oral traditions, written accounts, archaeological evidence, transcriptions and linguistic analyses to situate the Asante trumpet tradition in historical culture. There are seven ivory trumpet ensembles in residence... more...

  • The Violinby Robert Riggs

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; Not Available

    Provides new perspectives on the violin's beloved concert repertoire, its diverse roles in indigenous musical traditions on four continents, and its metaphorical presence in visual arts and literature. more...

  • A Dictionary for the Modern Pianistby Stephen Siek

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 89.99

    A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist combines nearly four hundred entries covering classical and popular pianists, noted teachers, terminology germane to the piano?s construction, and major manufacturers. Speaking to the needs of the modern performer, it also includes entries on jazz and pop artists, digital pianos, and period instruments. Transcending... more...

  • Guitar Amplifier Encyclopediaby Brian Tarquin; Michael Molenda

    Allworth Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    This book is for the fans of guitar amplifiers and the history that lies behind them. Starting with early amp models like the Gibson EH-150 that was first used with Gibson?s EH-150 lap-steel guitar and later the Charlie Christian ES-150 guitar, it then delves into the development of Fender, Vox, and Orange amps, and goes right up to the modern boutique... more...

  • Spirited Wind Playingby Kim Walker; Peter J. Schoenbach

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Peppered with tips, helpful hints, and personal anecdotes to illustrate real-life application, this performance guide is essential for any wind player interested in taking his or her virtuosity to the next level. Internationally renowned bassoonist Kim Walker has compiled into one book the teachings and exercises that have made her known as an expert... more...

  • The Hurdy-Gurdy in Eighteenth-Century Franceby Robert A. Green

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    The hurdy-gurdy, or vielle, has been part of European musical life since the eleventh century. In eighteenth-century France, improvements in its sound and appearance led to its use in chamber ensembles. This new and expanded edition of The Hurdy-Gurdy in Eighteenth-Century France offers the definitive introduction to the classic stringed instrument.... more...

  • Physics of the Pianoby Nicholas J. Giordano

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 33.99

    A central quest in the study of musical instruments is to understand why the sound of the 'same' note depends greatly on the instrument, and to elucidate which aspects of an instrument are most critical in producing the musical tones characteristic of the instrument. The primary goal of this book is to investigate these questions for the piano. more...

  • Play It Loudby Brad Tolinski; Alan di Perna; Carlos Santana

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 26.95

    "Every guitar player will want to read this book twice. And even the casual music fan will find a thrilling narrative that weaves together cultural history, musical history, race, politics, business case studies, advertising, and technological discovery." ?Daniel Levitin, Wall Street Journal An unprecedented history of the electric guitar, its... more...

  • Jazz Guitar Licksby Gareth Evans

    Intuition Publications 2016; US$ 3.99

    25 original jazz guitar licks from the Melodic minor scale and its modes in tablature and notation. more...