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  • The Blues Lyric Formulaby Michael Taft

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    This book is the first rigourous and detailed exploration of exactly how blues singers used formulas to create songs, and it more than amply fills the gap in the the study of the blues, where the structure and content of the lyrics have been less fully explored than the musical form. Focusing on the songs recorded by African-American singers for... more...

  • Verdi's Il Trovatore (Opera Journeys Mini Guide Series) by Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2006; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive guide to Verdi's IL TROVATORE, featuring Principal Characters in the opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and an insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis by Burton D. Fisher, noted opera author and lecturer. more...

  • Phonetics and Diction in Singingby Kurt Adler

    University of Minnesota Press 1963; US$ 24.00

    Though it has often been passionately criticized--as fraudulent, exploitative, even pagan--the American funeral home has become nearly as inevitable as death itself, an institution firmly embedded in our culture. But how did the funeral home come to hold such a position? What is its history? And is it guilty of the charges sometimes leveled against... more...

  • The Music Teaching Artist's Bibleby Eric Booth

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 17.99

    This is the first-ever how-to book for the fast-growing profession of music teaching artistry, written by a leading spokesman and trainer. Practicing musicians have long worked as teachers, and this book finally distills the essence of the practice, guides musicians to become more effective in the many settings in which they are active, and ultimately... more...

  • The Cantatas of J. S. Bachby Alfred Dürr; Richard Jones

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 119.99

    A work-by-work commentary on the Bach cantatas by the world's most famous Bach scholar, now available in English and in paperback for the first time. It includes all the cantata librettos in German-English parallel text. An indispensable reference book for anyone listening to, performing in, or studying any of the Bach cantatas. more...

  • Building Strong Music Programsby Charlene Ryan

    R&L Education 2009; US$ 27.00

    While program building is an essential, time-consuming part of every music teacher's job, students are rarely prepared for it. Ryan covers issues important to student teachers, new teachers, teachers changing schools, and teachers looking to rejuvenate their existing programs. more...

  • Wind Talk for Brassby Mark C. Ely; Amy E. Van Deuren

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 26.99

    Wind Talk for Brass provides instrumental music teachers, practitioners, and students with a handy, easy-to-use pedagogical resource for brass instruments found in school instrumental programs. With thorough coverage of the most common brass instruments - trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone/euphonium, and tuba/sousaphone - the book offers the most topical... more...

  • Musicby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    From the music that thumps through a listener's headphones to the strains of an orchestra funing up for a performance, science plays a vital role in how we hear and create music. Music examines what music is and how scientific principles help control how it is made, and also delves into the histories and workings of different types of musical instruments.... more...

  • Music Educationby Robert Walker

    Charles C Thomas 2007; US$ 54.95

    This is an important work that addresses the complex issues surrounding musical meaning and experience, and the Western traditional justification for including music in education. The chapters in this volume examine the important subjects of tradition, innovation, social change, the music curriculum, music in the twentieth century, social strata, culture... more...

  • Berlioz's The Damnation of Faustby Burton D Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2009; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive opera-guide, featuring Principal Characters in the Opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and Burton D. Fisher's insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis. more...