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An Interpretive Guide to Operatic Arias

by Martial Singher Penn State University Press (October 01, 1990)

A premier singer and master teacher here tells other singers how to get the most from 151 famous arias selected for their popularity or their greatness from 66 operas, ranging in time and style from Christopher...

So You Want to Sing Music Theater: A Guide for Professionals

by Karen Hall Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 02, 2014)

In So You Want to Sing Music Theater: A Guide for Professionals, singer and scholar Karen S. Hall fills an important gap in the instructional literature for those who sing or teach singing to those seeking their...

Uke Can Do It!: Developing Your School Ukulele Program

by Philip Tamberino R&L Education (April 15, 2014)

At the elementary or secondary level, students can use the ukulele to explore everything from music theory, improvisation, composition, and ear training, to repertoire that includes contemporary popular music....

Fanfares and Finesse: A Performer's Guide to Trumpet History and Literature

by Elisa Koehler Indiana University Press (February 27, 2014)

Unlike the violin, which has flourished largely unchanged for close to four centuries, the trumpet has endured numerous changes in design and social status from the battlefield to the bandstand and ultimately...

Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics: Second, Revised Edition

by Arthur H. Benade Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

Landmark book hailed for exceptionally clear, delightfully readable explication of everything acoustically important to music-making. Includes over 300 illustrations. Examples, experiments, and questions conclude...

Piano Playing: With Piano Questions Answered

by Josef Hofmann Dover Publications (June 17, 2013)

A master of technique discusses practice methods, pedal use, playing pieces as written, and other rules. He also offers suggestions for body and hand positions, wrist and arm action, phrasing, and much more....

Guide to the Practical Study of Harmony

by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Written during Tchaikovsky's years as professor at the Moscow Conservatory, this clear and thorough introduction to the study of harmony features numerous examples and exercises.

Basic Principles in Pianoforte Playing

by Josef Lhevinne Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

Written at the height of his career, this little book by the "inward poet of the piano" is a clear statement of principles based on his lifelong experience in performance and teaching.

Complete Organ Method: A Classic Text on Organ Technique

by John Stainer & F. Flaxington Harker Dover Publications (May 20, 2013)

This classic method for beginners provides a brief history of the instrument, an explanation of organ construction, a discussion of the various stops and their management, a section devoted to practical study,...

Piano Notes

by Charles Rosen Free Press (October 29, 2002)

Charles Rosen is one of the world's most talented pianists -- and one of music's most astute commentators. Known as a performer of Bach, Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Elliott Carter, he has also written highly...

Oboe Secrets: 75 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Oboist and English Horn Player

by Jacqueline Leclair Scarecrow Press (October 03, 2013)

In Oboe Secrets: 75 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Oboist and English Horn Player, Jacqueline Leclair tackles the oboe’s reputation as an especially difficult instrument and illustrates how oboists...

Bach's Cello Suites, Volumes 1 and 2: Analyses and Explorations

by Allen Winold Indiana University Press (May 10, 2007)

J. S. Bach's Suites for Unaccompanied Cello are among the most cherished and frequently played works in the entire literature of music, and yet they have never been the subject of a full-length music analytical...

A Double Bassist's Guide to Refining Performance Practices

by Murray Grodner Indiana University Press (August 23, 2013)

Murray Grodner draws on his distinguished career as a double bass musician and teacher in this compendium of performance philosophy, bowing and phrasing recommendations, tutorials on fingerings and scales, and...

Shpil: The Art of Playing Klezmer

by Yale Strom Scarecrow Press (October 12, 2012)

Shpil offers an expansive history of klezmer, from its medieval origins through the present era. Individual chapters concentrate on the most common instruments found in a typical klezmer ensemble: violin, clarinet,...

The Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet in the Choral Rehearsal

by Duane Richard Karna Scarecrow Press (September 13, 2012)

In The Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet in the Choral Rehearsal, Duane R. Karna brings together 30 essays by experts from around the world to describe how the character symbols of the International...

Singing in Russian: A Guide to Language and Performance

by Emily Olin Scarecrow Press (October 04, 2012)

Founded on the underlying principle that sung language differs dramatically from spoken language, Singing in Russian offers a comprehensive and accessible approach to understanding, mastering, and performing...

The Balanced Musician: Integrating Mind and Body for Peak Performance

by Lesley Sisterhen McAllister Scarecrow Press (November 08, 2012)

Organized into four main parts, this book first explores the mind-body connection and then separately discusses the mind, body, and soul of musicians, scholars, performers, and teachers of all voices and instruments....

Sight Singing Through Melodic Analysis: A Guide to the Study of Sight Singing and an Aid to Ear Training Instruction

by Leland D. Bland Scarecrow Press (January 01, 1984)

This book is a guide to the study of sight singing and a valuable aid to ear training instruction. Although the book draws upon theoretical concepts it is easy to read and to follow. Readers learn to distinguish...

The Athletic Musician: A Guide to Playing Without Pain

by Barbara Paull & Christine Harrison Scarecrow Press (February 18, 1999)

An innovative approach that teaches musicians how to prevent and manage injuries, presented in a unique format that combines sound medical protocol with a musician's point of view.

Drum Workshop

by Chris Puleston Paradise Music & Media (June 01, 2013)

Top drum workshop teacher Chris Puleston inviteslisteners to participate in their own home drum workshops. This audiobook program, with music by Chris Puleston, incorporateseasy exercises and techniques for...

Great Singers: An Endangered Species

by Denes Striny Hamilton Books (July 10, 2012)

This book supplies detailed explanations for young singers, teachers, and professional singers with 'troubled' voices. Striny's previous book, Head First, discussed this process but without specific instructions...

So You Want to Sing the Blues

by Eli Yamin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2018)

So You Want to Sing the Blues shines a light on the history and vibrant modern life of blues song. Eli Yamin explores those essential elements that make the blues sound authentic and guides readers of all backgrounds...

A Dictionary for the Modern Percussionist and Drummer

by James A. Strain Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 13, 2017)

A Dictionary for the Modern Percussionist and Drummer is an essential resource for any student, professional, or amateur musician who wants to delve into the vast world of percussion and drumming instruments...

Make Money in Music Without Being a Star

by Ren Black Chili Ltd (October 16, 2017)

You DO NOT need to be a star to Make Money in Music!

Yes, you heard right, but let’s say it again. Louder, just to make sure. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A STAR TO MAKE MONEY IN MUSIC! The world is full of successful...

The Rhythm Book

by Peter Phillips Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

This excellent textbook is directed to students and their teachers who want to further their mastery of rhythmic reading and notation. Through study of its principles, and through practice of the simple drills...

The Piano Teacher's Survival Guide

by Anthony Williams Faber Music Limited (July 31, 2017)

From preparing for the very first lesson to mastering fiendish fingering and performance anxiety, this inspirational guide helps teachers nurture and support students at every level and develop a love of the...

240 Chromatic Exercises + 1165 Jazz Lines Phrases for Bass Clef Instrument Players

by Olegario Diaz (September 06, 2017)

This theoretical book is meant to improve contemporary jazz styles techniques for all musician players of modern jazz.

We will divide this book into scale exercises, arpeggio exercises, jazz line phrases as...

Bidirectional Contemporary Jazz Improvisation for All Instruments

by Olegario Diaz (December 06, 2017)

This book is a summary of exercises and jazz improvisation lines designed to improve contemporary jazz style techniques.

The book is divided in scale, arpeggios, chromatic exercises and jazz lines phrases from...

So You Want to Sing Barbershop

by Diane M. Clark & Billy J. Biffle Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 25, 2017)

SoYou Want to Sing Barbershop, veteran barbershoppers Billy J. Biffle of the Barbershop Harmony Society and Diane M. Clark of Sweet Adelines International provide a practical handbook for singers at all levels...

Improve your teaching! Teaching Beginners: A New Approach for Instrumental and Singing Teachers

by Paul Harris Faber Music Limited (February 01, 2017)

Teaching beginners is a huge responsibility and a challenge, but also reaps enormous rewards. Today there are a host of colourful tutors to choose from, but none tells us how to teach beginners. It can be a...

You Can Read Music: The practical guide by Paul Harris

by Paul Harris Faber Music Limited (February 01, 2017)

Written by the renowned educationalist Paul Harris, You Can Read Music demystifies the process of learning to read music, based on the principles of his highly successful Simultaneous Learning approach.


The Practice Process: revolutionise practice to maximise enjoyment, motivation and progress

by Paul Harris Faber Music Limited (February 01, 2017)

The Practice Process is an inspiring and empowering look at the crucial topic of practice. Paul Harris explores the key role the teacher plays in developing a psychological and holistic approach for pupils....

Improve Your Teaching!: an essential handbook for instrumental and singing teachers

by Paul Harris Faber Music Limited (February 01, 2017)

Improve your teaching! is a must-have handbook for all instrumental and singing teachers. Packed full of comprehensive advice and practical strategies, it offers creative yet accessible solutions to the challenges...

Simultaneous Learning: The definitive guide

by Paul Harris Faber Music Limited (February 01, 2017)


Paul Harris's highly successful Simultaneous Learning approach is an entirely positive and imaginative way to teach,...

Shaping of an Ideal Carnatic Musician through Sadhana

by Pantula Rama Gyan Publishing House (June 30, 2008)

This book is an endeavor to represent the mind of a musician seeking the ideal. In the process there has been a journey into the past and a peep into the future to arrive at a balance for an ideal present. Dr....

Pop-Culture Pedagogy in the Music Classroom

by Nicole Biamonte, Heather MacLachlan, Benjamin Bierman & Mathonwy Bostock et al. Scarecrow Press (October 28, 2010)

Teachers the world over are discovering the importance and benefits of incorporating popular culture into the music classroom. The cultural prevalence and the students' familiarity with recorded music, videos,...

Afro-Colombian Hip-Hop: Globalization, Transcultural Music, and Ethnic Identities

by Christopher Dennis Lexington Books (December 16, 2011)

Afro-Colombian Hip-Hop: Globalization, Transnational Music, and Ethnic Identities, by Christopher Dennis, reveals how, through a mode of transculturation, Afro-Colombian youth are transforming U.S. hip-hop into...

Clarinet Secrets

by Michele Gingras Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 24, 2017)

This second edition of Clarinet Secrets is a compilation of Distinguished Professor Michele Gingras’s acclaimed books that spearheaded Rowman & Littlefield’s Music Secrets series: Clarinet Secrets and More...

Chris Potter Jazz Styles

by Oelgario Diaz (September 29, 2016)

This book is a summary of exercises and jazz improvisation lines designed to improve contemporary jazz style techniques.

The book is divided in scale, arpeggios, chromatic exercises and jazz lines phrases from...

The Accompaniment in "Unaccompanied" Bach: Interpreting the Sonatas and Partitas for Violin

by Stanley Ritchie Indiana University Press (September 26, 2016)

Known around the world for his advocacy of early historical performance and as a skilled violin performer and pedagogue, Stanley Ritchie has developed a technical guide to the interpretation and performance...

The String Instrument Owner's Handbook

by Michael J. Pagliaro Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 02, 2015)

In The String Instrument Owner’s Guide, Michael Pagliaro surveys the complete “ownership life cycle” of bowed string instruments.

The Pianist's Craft 2: Mastering the Works of More Great Composers

by Richard P. Anderson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 17, 2015)

In The Pianist’s Craft 2, pianist and scholar Anderson gathers together a new collection of essays by renowned performing artists and teachers and discusses the preparation, pedagogy, and performance of selected...

Building Better Dictation Skills

by Nathan O. Buonviri Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 14, 2015)

Building Better Dictation Skills offers teachers and students the “why” and “how” of melodic dictation, through research-based exercises aimed at developing proactive musical listening.

Cello Practice, Cello Performance

by Miranda Wilson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 27, 2015)

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...

Violin Secrets: 101 Strategies for the Advanced Violinist

by Jo Nardolillo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 15, 2015)

In Violin Secrets: 101 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Violinist, author and violinist Jo Nardolillo surveys the cutting edges of current violin technique, combining in one volume tradition with innovation...

Bassoon Reed Making: A Pedagogic History

by Christin Schillinger Indiana University Press (December 14, 2015)

Withheld by leading pedagogues in an effort to control competition, the art of reed making in the early 20th century has been shrouded in secrecy, producing a generation of performers without reed making fluency....