Musical Instruments & Ensembles Products

  • Consort Suites and Dance Music by Town Musicians in German-Speaking Europe, 1648–1700

    By Michael Robertson

    This companion volume to The Courtly Consort Suite in German-Speaking Europe (Ashgate, 2009) surveys an area of music neglected by modern scholars: the consort suites and dance music by musicians working in the seventeenth-century German towns. Conditions of work in the German towns are examined in…

    Hardback – 2016-04-26 
    Routledge

  • Developing Expression in Brass Performance and Teaching

    By Gregory R. Jones

    Developing Expression in Brass Performance and Teaching helps university music teachers, high school band directors, private teachers, and students develop a vibrant and flexible approach to brass teaching and performance that keeps musical expression central to the learning process. Strategies…

    Paperback – 2016-03-11 
    Routledge

  • Trombone

    Its History and Music, 1697-1811

    By D. M. Guion

    First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2015-12-18
    Routledge
    Musicology

  • Tree of strings

    Crann nan teud: a history of the harp in Scotland

    By Keith Sanger, Alison Kinnaird

    This is the first history of the harp in Scotland to be published. It sets out to trace the development of the instrument from its earliest appearance on the Pictish stones of the 8th century, to the present day. Describing the different harps played in the Highlands and the Lowlands of Scotland,…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • The Performance Style of Jascha Heifetz

    By Dario Sarlo

    The violinist Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987) is considered among the most influential performers in history and still maintains a strong following among violinists around the world. Dario Sarlo contributes significantly to the growing field of analytical research into recordings and the history of…

    Hardback – 2015-09-28
    Routledge

  • The Quest for the Melodic Electric Bass

    From Jamerson to Spenner

    By Per Elias Drabløs

    The double bass - the preferred bass instrument in popular music during the 1960s - was challenged and subsequently superseded by the advent of a new electric bass instrument. From the mid-1960s and throughout the 1970s, a melismatic and inconsistent approach towards the bass role ensued, which…

    Hardback – 2015-09-28
    Routledge
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Korea and the Western Drumset: Scattering Rhythms

    By Simon Barker

    For over a century, drummers have been turning to a variety of percussive traditions as prompts for the creation of new expressive possibilities on the drumset. In this book, Simon Barker sets out in detail the developmental processes he has followed creating an improvisational language for the…

    Pack - Book & CD – 2015-04-14
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • The Improvisation Studies Reader

    Spontaneous Acts

    Edited by Ajay Heble, Rebecca Caines

    Improvisation is a performance practice that animates and activates diverse energies of inspiration, critique, and invention. In recent years it has coalesced into an exciting and innovative new field of interdisciplinary scholarly inquiry, becoming a cornerstone of both practical and theoretical…

    Paperback – 2015-02-27
    Routledge

  • String Quartets

    A Research and Information Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Mara Parker

    This research guide is an annotated bibliography of sources dealing with the string quartet. This second edition is organized as in the original publication (chapters for general references, histories, individual composers, aspects of performance, facsimiles and critical editions, and miscellaneous…

    Paperback – 2015-02-27
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Orchestration

    A Practical Guide to Instruments, Ensembles, and Musicians

    By R.J. Miller

    Contemporary Orchestration: A Practical Guide to Instruments, Ensembles, and Musicians teaches students how to orchestrate for a wide variety of instruments, ensembles, and genres, while preparing them for various real-world professional settings ranging from the concert hall to the recording…

    Paperback – 2014-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Piano

    An Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Robert Palmieri

    The Piano: An Encyclopedia was selected in its first edition as a Choice Outstanding Book and remains a fascinating and unparalleled reference work. The instrument has been at the center of music history with even composers of large symphonic work asserting that they do not write anything without…

    Paperback – 2014-11-07
    Routledge
    Encyclopedia of Keyboard Instruments

  • The Harpsichord and Clavichord

    An Encyclopedia

    Edited by Igor Kipnis

    The Harpsichord and Clavichord, An Encyclopedia includes articles on this family of instruments, including famous players, composers, instruments builders, the construction of the instruments, and related terminology. It is the first complete A-Z reference on this important family of keyboard…

    Paperback – 2014-10-14
    Routledge

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