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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 34.95
Using a collection of over one thousand popular songs from the war years, as well as around 150 soldiers? songs, John Mullen provides a fascinating insight into the world of popular entertainment during the First World War. Mullen considers the position of songs of this time within the history of popular music, and the needs, tastes and experiences... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2015; US$ 29.17
Alfred Brendel, one of the greatest pianists of our time, is renowned for his masterly interpretations of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Liszt, and has been credited with rescuing from oblivion the piano music of Schubert?s last years. Far from having merely one string to his bow, however, Brendel is also one of the world?s most remarkable... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 74.99
In Rhythm Is My Beat: Jazz Guitar Great Freddie Green and the Count Basie Sound , Alfred Green tells the story of his father, rhythm guitarist Freddie Green, whose guitar work served as the pulse of the Count Basie Band. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95
In her study of music-making in the Edwardian novel, Cecilia Bj÷rkÚn-Nyberg argues that the invention and development of the player piano had a significant effect on the perception, performance and appreciation of music during the period. In contrast to existing devices for producing music mechanically such as the phonograph and gramophone, the player... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 54.99
The piano works of Dmitri Shostakovich (1906?1975) are among the most treasured musical compositions of the 20th century. In this volume, pianist and Russian music scholar Sofia Moshevich provides detailed interpretive analyses of the ten major piano solo works by Shostakovich, carefully noting important stylistic details and specific ways to overcome... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 24.99 US$ 19.99
Improve your guitar-playing rhythm, feel, and timing If you want to improve your timing, sharpen your technique, or get inspired by new ideas, Guitar Rhythm & Technique For Dummies breaks down the basics of reading, counting, strumming, and picking rhythms on guitar to make you an ace on the axe in no time. With the help of this friendly guide,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 44.99
Most other works that instruct cellists in the art of playing their instrument come in two predictable forms?emphasizing either the left hand or the right hand or instructing string players in the use of both but separately. Wilson argues that the movements of the hands are vitally interdependent, supporting one another in any technical action.... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 24.99 US$ 19.99
Start picking the five-string banjo like a pro with this definitive guide to bluegrass banjo! Whether you’re an absolute beginner or an experienced player, Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies gets you started off the right way and is your road map for mastering today’s most popular traditional and contemporary banjo picking styles. Online audio... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 44.99
Friedrich von Huene (1929? ) is arguably the most important manufacturer of historical woodwinds in the 20th century. Since he began making recorders in 1958, von Huene has exerted a strong influence on the craft of building woodwind instruments and on the study of instrument?making, as he has helped to shape the emerging field of Early Music performance... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95
Music therapists are trained to use their first study instrument in clinical practice, yet existing literature focuses almost exclusively on the use of piano, basic percussion and voice. This illuminating book brings together international music therapists who use a diverse range of musical instruments in their clinical work: the clarinet, the piano... more...