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The Influence of Carlos Prieto on Contemporary Cello Music

by Alán Saúl Saucedo Estrada UPA (April 15, 2014)

This book includes biographical information on Carlos Prieto, his contributions to music, as well as a detailed catalog of 72 pieces commissioned and/or dedicated to him. This is the first time a study has been...

Masterpieces of Italian Violin Making (1620-1850): Important Stringed Instruments from the Collection at the Royal Academy of Music

by David Rattray Scarecrow Press (December 13, 2000)

This book presents a unique view of the work of the great Italian violin-makers from the 17th to the 19th centuries, based on the collection of The Royal Academy of Music in London. The Academy, founded in 1822,...

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...

The Violin Maker: A Search for the Secrets of Craftsmanship, Sound, and Stradivari

by John Marchese HarperCollins e-books (January 26, 2010)

How does a simple piece of wood become a violin, the king of instruments? Watch and find out as Eugene Drucker, a member of the world–renowned Emerson String Quartet, commissions Sam Zygmuntowicz, a Brooklyn...

The Baroque Double Bass Violone

by Alfred Planyavsky & James Barket Scarecrow Press (August 06, 1998)

The most exhaustive study of the double bass violone accessible to English-speaking musical enthusiasts. This book includes lists of terminology, the most comprehensive bibliography to date, and 48 illustrations...

Historical Dictionary of Baroque Music

by Joseph P. Swain Scarecrow Press (May 10, 2013)

The Historical Dictionary of Baroque Music covers the history of this period through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries...

Voices from the Hills

by Ancil Neil (February 21, 2013)

The steelband and its effects on poverty,stigma and violence in a community.

The Contemporary Violin: Extended Performance Techniques

by Patricia Strange & Allen Strange Scarecrow Press (January 21, 2003)

Written by a composer and a musician, The Contemporary Violin offers a unique menu of avant-garde musical possibilities that both performers and composers will enjoy exploring. Allen and Patricia Strange's comprehensive...

Before the Chinrest: A Violinist's Guide to the Mysteries of Pre-Chinrest Technique and Style

by Stanley Ritchie Indiana University Press (July 16, 2012)

Drawing on the principles of Francesco Geminiani and four decades of experience as a baroque and classical violinist, Stanley Ritchie offers a valuable resource for anyone wishing to learn about 17th-18th-and...

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...

Bach and Tuning

by Johnny Reinhard Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 26, 2016)

Bach and Tuning is strictly concerned with the identification of a historically accurate tuning paradigm that applies to the great majority of Johann Sebastian Bach’s music. Once Bach has his personal tuning...

Beethoven's Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World

by Marc D. Moskovitz & R. Larry Todd Boydell Press (November 03, 2017)

In 1796 the young Beethoven presented his first two cello sonatas, Op. 5, at the court of Frederick William II, an avid cellist and the reigning Prussian monarch. Released in print the next year, these revolutionary...

My First Book of Musical Instruments: Saxophones, Ukuleles, Clarinets, Bongos and More - Baby & Toddler Color Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Music is a highly relaxing and motivating activity to young learners. But more than these, music boosts the brain power by stimulating the parts of the brain that are responsible for math, emotional and reading...

The Violin

by Robert Riggs University of Rochester Press (November 15, 2016)

With a colorful history that spans 450 years, the violin has proven to be one of the world's most important and versatile instruments. Addressed to performing musicians, serious concertgoers, and collectors...

The Hurdy-Gurdy in Eighteenth-Century France

by Robert A. Green Indiana University Press (October 31, 2016)

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...

The Paraguayan Harp: From Colonial Transplant to National Emblem

by Alfredo Colman Lexington Books (January 22, 2015)

This book discusses the historical and musical development of the diatonic harp in Paraguay, an analysis of the musical contributions by harp composers and performers, a survey of the various traditional genres...

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 Philadelphia Orchestra: An Annotated Discography

by Richard A. Kaplan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2015)

The Philadelphia Orchestra is the most-recorded orchestra in the United States. This discography contains a chronological list of recordings, detailing works performed, conductors, soloists, dates, venues, producers,...

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...

Principles of Violin Playing and Teaching

by Ivan Galamian, Sally Thomas & Stephanie Chase Dover Publications (September 12, 2013)

Celebrated instructor presents his philosophy of teaching and practice methods, including appropriate combination of technique and interpretation. Incorporates aspects of both the Russian and French schools...