Musical Instruments & Ensembles Products

  • Notes Become Music

    A Guidebook from the Viennese Piano Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Walter Fleischmann

    Notes Become Music: A Guidebook from the Viennese Piano Tradition addresses the many unwritten nuances of dynamics, articulation, and agogics that form the fundamental principles of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European music. It treats the score as an incomplete musical shorthand that…

    Paperback – 2019-07-04 

  • Pioneer Female Violin Virtuosi in the Early Twentieth Century

    Maud Powell, Marie Hall, and Alma Moodie: A Gendered Re-Evaluation, 1st Edition

    By Tatjana Goldberg

    Tanja Goldberg reveals the extent to which gender and socially constructed identity influenced female violinists’ ‘separate but unequal’ status in a great male-dominated virtuoso lineage, by focussing on the few that stood out: the American Maud Powell (1867-1920), Australian-born Alma Moodie (1898…

    Hardback – 2019-06-26 

  • Practicing Music by Design

    Historic Virtuosi on Peak Performance, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Berg

    Practicing Music by Design: Historic Virtuosi on Peak Performance explores pedagogical practices for achieving expert skill in performance. It is an account of the relationship between historic practices and modern research, examining the defining characteristics and applications of eight common…

    Paperback – 2019-06-26 

  • Nineteenth-Century Piano Music

    Essays in Performance and Analysis, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Witten

    Nineteenth-Century Piano Music clarifies some theoretical concepts, debunks some longstanding myths, and above all, stimulates the reader's intellectual curiosity about the piano repertoire of the 19th century. While our emotions tell us that this repertoire is thrilling to hear and exciting to…

    Paperback – 2019-06-04 

  • Aspects of Early English Keyboard Music to c.1630

    1st Edition

    Edited by David J. Smith

    English keyboard music reached an unsurpassed level of sophistication in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries as organists such as William Byrd and his students took a genre associated with domestic, amateur performance and treated it as seriously as vocal music. This book draws…

    Hardback – 2019-05-13 
    Ashgate Historical Keyboard Series

  • John Williams: Changing the Culture of the Classical Guitar

    Performance, perception, education and construction, 1st Edition

    By Michael O'Toole

    This book assesses the influence and reception of many different forms of guitar playing upon the classical guitar and more specifically through the prism of John Williams. Beginning with an examination of Andrés Segovia and his influence upon Williams’ life’s work, a further three incisive…

    Hardback – 2019-04-22 
    Routledge Research in Music

  • Studies in Historical Improvisation

    From Cantare super Librum to Partimenti, 1st Edition

    Edited by Massimiliano Guido

    In recent years, scholars and musicians have become increasingly interested in the revival of musical improvisation as it was known in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. This historically informed practice is now supplanting the late Romantic view of improvised music as a rhapsodic endeavour—a…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07

  • Musical Creativity Revisited

    Educational Foundations, Practices and Research, 1st Edition

    By Oscar Odena

    How is creativity understood and facilitated across music education settings? What is the power of creativity in enhancing individual and group learning? How is musical creativity used as a tool for cross-community integration? How can we research the interactions of those engaged in musical…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

  • Insights in Sound

    Visually Impaired Musicians' Lives and Learning, 1st Edition

    By David Baker, Lucy Green

    Music has long been a way in which visually impaired people could gain financial independence, excel at a highly-valued skill, or simply enjoy musical participation. Existing literature on visual impairment and music includes perspectives from the social history of music, ethnomusicology, child…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Music and Change: Ecological Perspectives

  • Technology and the Stylistic Evolution of the Jazz Bass

    1st Edition

    By Peter Dowdall

    Technology and the Stylistic Evolution of the Jazz Bass traces the stylistic evolution of jazz from the bass player’s perspective. Historical works to date have tended to pursue a ‘top down’ reading, one that emphasizes the influence of the treble instruments on the melodic and harmonic trajectory…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Early English Viols: Instruments, Makers and Music

    1st Edition

    By Michael Fleming, John Bryan

    Winner of the Nicholas Bessaraboff Prize Musical repertory of great importance and quality was performed on viols in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England. This is reported by Thomas Mace (1676) who says that ’Your Best Provision’ for playing such music is a chest of old English viols,…

    Paperback – 2019-02-05
    Music and Material Culture

  • Teaching Strings in Today's Classroom

    A Guide for Group Instruction, 1st Edition

    By Rebecca B. MacLeod

    Teaching Strings in Today’s Classroom: A Guide for Group Instruction assists music education students, in-service teachers, and performers to realize their goals of becoming effective string educators. It introduces readers to the school orchestra environment, presents the foundational concepts…

    Paperback – 2018-12-20

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