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Our Singing Country: Folk Songs and Ballads

by John A. Lomax & Alan Lomax Dover Publications (August 11, 2014)

This sequel to the Lomaxes' widely acclaimed American Ballads and Folk Songs includes melodies and words for tunes from all parts of the country. Songs include spirituals, hollers, game songs, lullabies, courting...


Bel Canto: A Theoretical and Practical Vocal Method

by Mathilde Marchesi Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Renowned teacher presents the "vocal alphabet," or basic instructions and exercises that formed the voices of her own students, who included Melba and Calvé. Topics include breathing, attack, registers, voice...


Great Contemporary Pianists Speak for Themselves

by Elyse Mach Dover Publications (September 21, 2012)

Revealing interviews with Arrau, Brendel, de Larrocha, Gilels, Horowitz, Tureck, Watts, 18 other artists. Intimate look at the concert scene and the life of a concert pianist. Introduction by Sir George Solti....


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...


American Negro Songs: 230 Folk Songs and Spirituals, Religious and Secular

by John W. Work Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

Authoritative study traces the African influences and lyric significance of such songs as Swing Low, Sweet Chariot and John Henry, and gives words and music for 230 songs. Bibliography. Index of Song Titles....


American Ballads and Folk Songs

by John A. Lomax & Alan Lomax Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Music and lyrics for over 200 songs. John Henry, Goin' Home, Little Brown Jug, Alabama-Bound, Black Betty, The Hammer Song, Jesse James, Down in the Valley, The Ballad of Davy Crockett, and many more.


Orchestration

by Cecil Forsyth Dover Publications (March 25, 2013)

In what is probably the best general book on the subject, a noted English composer describes 57 orchestral instruments, tracing their origins, development, and status at the beginning of World War I.


Modulation

by Max Reger Dover Publications (April 29, 2013)

Written by a progressive early modernist, this concise guide for performers and composers offers valuable insights and instruction. Suitable for musicians at all levels. Newly typeset and engraved.


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.


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,...


Principles of Orchestration

by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Dover Publications (July 19, 2013)

Great classical orchestrator provides fundamentals of tonal resonance, progression of parts, voice and orchestra, tutti effects, and much else in major document. Includes 330 pages of musical excerpts.


On the Sensations of Tone

by Hermann Helmholtz Dover Publications (March 25, 2013)

This masterly treatment of classical acoustics embodies the great physicist's lifetime of research and presents his vast knowledge of the field in a clear, easy-to-follow account. Includes 68 figures.


Men, Women and Pianos: A Social History

by Arthur Loesser Dover Publications (March 30, 2012)

A renowned concert pianist traces the instrument's design, manufacture, and music in a delightful "piano's eye-view" of the social history of Western Europe and the United States from the 16th to the 20th centuries....


500 Best-Loved Song Lyrics

by Ronald Herder Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

Complete lyrics for well-known folk songs, hymns, popular and show tunes, more. Oh Susanna, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, hundreds more. Indispensable for singalongs, parties,...


Hear Me Talkin' to Ya

by Nat Shapiro & Nat Hentoff Dover Publications (July 19, 2012)

In this marvelous oral history, the words of such legends as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, and Billy Holiday trace the birth, growth, and changes in jazz over the years.


Science and Music

by Sir James H. Jeans Dover Publications (May 17, 2012)

Distinguished physicist describes the scientific principles of musical sound in a non-technical way: development of human hearing, properties of sound curves, transmission and reproduction of sound curves, more....


Structurally Sound

by Eric Wen Dover Publications (May 17, 2017)

Music theorist Eric Wen presents in-depth analyses of seven masterworks from the common-practice period of Western art music:

Bach: Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068

Mendelssohn: Andante con moto...


Mozart

by Friedrich Kerst & Henry Krehbiel Dover Publications (October 07, 2016)

Mozart's adult life was an almost unbroken succession of artistic triumphs and personal disappointments. This collection of excerpts from his letters and from other writings offers a unique opportunity for firsthand...


Caruso and Tetrazzini On the Art of Singing

by Enrico Caruso & Luisa Tetrazzini Dover Publications (October 26, 2016)

Two of opera's greatest names offer encouragement and useful advice to aspiring singers in this classic guide. Tenor Enrico Caruso and coloratura soprano Luisa Tetrazzini employ nontechnical terms to provide...