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Oboe Unbound: Contemporary Techniques

by Libby Van Cleve Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

In Oboe Unbound: Contemporary Techniques, Libby Van Cleve opens up the tradition-bound assumptions of the instrument’s capabilities. She discusses:

  • standard technique;
  • multiphonics, microtones, altered timbres;...

Alternative Approaches in Music Education: Case Studies from the Field

by Ann C. Clements, Victor Lin, Carlos Abril & Sarah Bartolome et al. R&L Education (October 16, 2010)

This book provides personalized case studies of music programs that are engaging in alternative approaches. The diversity of these real-world case studies will inspire questioning and curiosity, stimulate lively...

Disciplining the Arts: Teaching Entrepreneurship in Context

by Gary D. Beckman R&L Education (December 16, 2010)

Increasingly, the availability of entrepreneurship education is becoming a factor in college choice as fine arts students demand training that helps them create an arts-based career after graduation. Disciplining...

Arban's Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet

by JB Arban Dover Publications (March 25, 2013)

A complete pedagogical method for students of trumpet and cornet, this "brass bible" contains hundreds of exercises from basics to advanced. Includes the author's famous arrangement of Carnival in Venice.

Turning Notes Into Music: An Introduction to Musical Interpretation

by Hans Lampl Scarecrow Press (October 17, 1996)

Turning Notes into Music presents musicians with a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the interpretative problems that they must address while preparing a piece of music for performance.

An Introduction to Sixteenth Century Counterpoint and Palestrina's Musical Style

by Robert Stewart Scarecrow Press (January 01, 1994)

Presents a systematic approach to polyphonic composition in the ecclesiastical style of Palestrina. It is designed for use in beginning and intermediate level courses in modal counterpoint and helps students...

Dictionary of Music Education

by Irma H. Collins Scarecrow Press (October 18, 2013)

In Irma Collins’ Dictionary of Music Education, readers find more than just a lexicon. It is a journey through musical times and the story of the evolution of music education. Dictionary of Music Education...

A Performer's Guide to Renaissance Music

by Jeffery Kite-Powell Indiana University Press (August 02, 2007)

Revised and expanded since it first appeared in 1991, the guide features two new chapters on ornamentation and rehearsal techniques, as well as updated reference materials, internet resources, and other new...

The Art of Teaching Music

by Estelle R. Jorgensen Indiana University Press (March 19, 2008)

The Art of Teaching Music takes up important aspects of the art of music teaching ranging from organization to serving as conductor to dealing with the disconnect between the ideal of university teaching and...

Music Fundamentals: Pitch Structures and Rhythmic Design

by Elvo D'Amante Scarecrow Press (January 01, 1994)

A basic theory text designed for music majors as well as nonmajors who wish to acquire a working knowledge of musicianship and music theory. Music fundamentals are approached through the parallel study of pitch...

Indie Artist Survival Handbook

by J. A. Arnold Indie Artist Consultants (February 21, 2013)

This book is targeted to all Indie Artist who is looking to gain some basic knowledge about the vital steps to solidify themselves as Indie Artist. Learn how to properly submit your music to radio , how to market...

Community Music Today

by Kari K. Veblen, Stephen J. Messenger, Marissa Silverman & David J. Elliott R&L Education (January 04, 2013)

Community Music Today highlights community music workers who constantly improvise and reinvent to lead through music and other expressive media. It answers the perennial question “What is community music?”...

Workbook for Harmony Through Melody: The Interaction of Melody, Counterpoint, and Harmony in Western Music

by Charles Horton & Lawrence Ritchey Scarecrow Press (January 19, 2000)

This workbook is designed to accompany the text Harmony Through Melody.

Jazz Arranging

by Norman David Scarecrow Press (January 01, 1998)

Examines arranging methods and their applications. It is designed to be used in a jazz studies program and as a professional reference manual for musicians. The text begins with a historical overview of jazz...

Threading the Concept: Powerful Learning for the Music Classroom

by Debra Gordon Hedden R&L Education (October 16, 2010)

This book offers a pedagogical approach that emphasizes focus on conceptual learning that is sensory oriented. From the musical concepts we teach_melody, harmony, rhythm, and form_the teacher targets one concept...

Multicultural Perspectives in Music Education

by William M. Anderson & Patricia Shehan Campbell R&L Education (January 16, 2011)

Broadly based and practically oriented, the book will help you develop curriculum for an increasingly multicultural society. The authors-a variety of music educators and ethnomusicologists-provide plans and...

How to Grow as a Musician

by Sheila E. Anderson Allworth (November 05, 2019)

A Friendly Guide to Launching and Maintaining Your Musical Career

It’s tough to make a living from one’s love of music, but Sheila E. Anderson shows readers how to do just that in How to Grow as a Musician...

Write Songs Right Now

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...


by Alex Forbes Blackstone Publishing (April 16, 2013)

Created exclusively with and for teen musicians, this hands-on, step-by-step program uses insight, enthusiasm, and humor to teach teens how to brainstorm ideas, craft effective lyrics, and put those lyrics to...

The Relation of Music to Mental Progress

by Stephen A. Pearce Literature and Knowledge Publishing (October 12, 2019)

This book treats of the relation of music to the mental progress.The music of a people may be considered in direct relation to their supersensuous natures. From this point of view alone, strongly marked differences...

Music Theory for the Music Professional

by Richard Sorce Scarecrow Press (January 01, 1995)

Written as a music theory text that not only addresses the important fundamental syntax of music in the classical sense but also relates this syntax to current practices and styles, this book should be particularly...

Acting the Song

by Tracey Moore & Allison Bergman Allworth (August 30, 2016)

Used in tandem with Acting the Song: Performance for the Musical Theatre, this Student Companion Ebook guides students through three semesters (beginning, intermediate, and advanced) of musical theatre song...

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...

Engaging Musical Practices: A Sourcebook for Middle School General Music

by Suzanne L. Burton, Clint Randles, Deborah Blair & Gena R. Greher et al. R&L Education (March 22, 2012)

  1. Middle school general music may be a student’s last encounter with school music. A practical book with accessible pedagogical resources on middle school general music is needed for methods courses and music...

Knack Drums for Everyone

by Carmine Appice & John Klicker Globe Pequot Press (February 09, 2010)

Knack Drums for Everyone is a self-instruction book for beginners to intermediates, fully illustrated with 350 full-color photographs and more than fifty exercises in musical notation.

Knack Piano for Everyone

by Margaret Ann Martin & Keira Schwarz Globe Pequot Press (February 09, 2010)

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Knack Piano for Everyone is a self-instruction book for beginners to intermediates, fully illustrated with full-color photographs and musical notation....

David Baker: A Legacy in Music

by Monika Herzig & Quincy Jones Indiana University Press (November 16, 2011)

A Living Jazz Legend, musician and composer David Baker has made a distinctive mark on the world of music in his nearly 60-year career-as player (chiefly on trombone and cello), composer, and educator. In this...

Music and Genocide

by Wojciech Klimczyk & Agata Swierzowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 02, 2015)

At first glance, no two experiences could be further apart than genocide and music. Yet real, live culture usually goes beyond rational divisions. It is now fairly commonly known that art is not absent from...

Music as Message

by Constantin Floros & Ernest Bernhardt-Kabisch Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 12, 2016)

Music is often defined as art for the ear, as the language of feeling, of the heart, as sound play, or as the science of composition. But music also conveys intellectual and emotional experiences, literary,...

Anton Bruckner

by Constantin Floros Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 02, 2015)

While unappreciated and controversial during most of his life, Anton Bruckner is today regarded as the greatest symphonist between Beethoven and Gustav Mahler – in terms of originality, boldness and monumentality...

The Happiness in Child-Raising

by Tatsuo Yamamura & Hanns Stekel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 08, 2016)

The book shows the importance for parents to encourage a child’s imagination. Imagination has a strong connection to language and logical thinking for a child in learning and it promotes their sociability...

Modernizing Practice Paradigms for New Music

by Jennifer Borkowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 22, 2016)

The author examines how new music scores with extended playing techniques call for new practice structures. YouTube access to basic instructional videos and the streaming of sound files allows musicians today...

The Symphonic Works of Leoš Janá?ek

by John K. Novak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 19, 2016)

This book investigates the spectrum of meaning inherent in six orchestral works by Leoš Janácek. It codifies his compositional style, first through a thorough examination of its origins in folk music and speech-melody,...

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

by Richard Paul Anderson Scarecrow Press (December 21, 2011)

In The Pianist's Craft, Richard Anderson collects from his fellow pianist-scholars 18 articles on the teaching, preparation, and performance of works by the greatest composers in the standard piano repertoire....

The Power and Value of Music

by Andreas Kramarz Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 08, 2016)

Nobody doubts that music has a special, somewhat mysterious power. Less clear is how we can evaluate that power. What makes music good or bad? Are there objective criteria for such a distinction? What impact...

Working Together

by Bernard W. Andrews Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 10, 2016)

Partnerships among a variety of institutions – for profit, not-for-profit, and non-profit – are a relatively recent organizational development. Such partnerships link businesses, government, and social agencies....

Yes, You can Sing - Learn to Sing with Lessons from One of The World's Top Vocal Coaches

by Yvie Burnett & Louis Walsh John Blake (September 07, 2017)

‘Yvie is an amazing vocal coach – she loves her job, loves seeing people improve and loves seeing people reach their dreams’ – Gary Barlow

’Yvie is the most wonderful singing teacher’ – Sam Smith...

Beyond the Music Lesson: Habits of Successful Suzuki Families

by Christine E. Goodner Brookside Suzuki Strings, LLC (June 18, 2017)

Suzuki teacher and author, Christine Goodner, explores what it takes to make music lessons work in our busy, modern lives in her first book, Beyond the Music Lesson: Habits of Successful Suzuki Families


Quick Reference for Band Directors

by Ronald E. Kearns R&L Education (September 28, 2011)

Quick Reference for Band Directors is a go-to guide for new and experienced band directors. With tips on recruiting and retaining members, preparing lesson plans and program objectives, developing a booster...

A Style and Usage Guide to Writing About Music

by Thomas Donahue Scarecrow Press (April 01, 2010)

In A Style and Usage Guide to Writing About Music, Thomas Donahue presents a collection of guidelines to help express through the written word the special notations, terms, and concepts found in the discipline...

An Attitude and Approach for Teaching Music to Special Learners

by Elise S. Sobol Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 27, 2017)

An international handbook of inspirational wisdom for teaching music universally to enhance the learning potential in children of all ages, backgrounds, and capabilities, An Attitude and Approachfor Teaching...

Middle School General Music: The Best Part of Your Day

by Elizabeth Ann McAnally R&L Education (January 16, 2010)

Middle School General Music is a guidebook for music teachers trying to navigate the sometimes turbulent waters of teaching middle school general music. Written by an in-service teacher, this publication contains...

MacMillan on Music: Essays by Sir Ernest MacMillan

by Ernest MacMillan & Carl Morey Dundurn (September 01, 1997)

This selection of 20 essays and lectures covers the period from 1928 to 1964.

There's Music In These Walls: A History of the Royal Conservatory of Music

by Ezra Schabas Dundurn (September 01, 2005)

An unvarnished account of the Conservatory's leaders, its successes and failures, and its passions since its founding in 1886.

Spirited Wind Playing: The Performance Dimension

by Kim Walker Indiana University Press (October 31, 2016)

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....

The Second Sense: Language, Music, and Hearing

by Robin Maconie Scarecrow Press (May 07, 2002)

A vigorous non-technical discussion of basic acoustical, auditory, and communications processes that guide and connect musical behaviors of every age. Developed as a source book for students of art and design...

Remixing the Classroom: Toward an Open Philosophy of Music Education

by Randall Everett Allsup Indiana University Press (June 27, 2016)

In a delightfully self-conscious philosophical "mash-up," Randall Everett Allsup provides alternatives for the traditional master-apprentice teaching model that has characterized music education. By providing...

Middle School General Music: The Best Part of Your Day

by Elizabeth Ann McAnally Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 06, 2016)

Create a viable, meaningful program that will motivate your students and have them participating with enthusiasm with Middle School General Music: The Best Part of Your Day. A welcome guidebook for music teachers...

Strings Attached

by Joanne Lipman & Melanie Kupchynsky Hachette Books (September 30, 2013)


If you're lucky, somewhere in your past is that one person who changed your life forever. The one who pushed you to dream bigger and to reach higher, and who set you straight on what...