Subject Area: Music-Education

840 Examples of Melodic Dictation
 Douglas, Darrell R.
1998 0-7734-8343-8 288 pages
Countless texts exist to teach the organization and analysis of harmony and melody; however, there are only a few texts that teach a student how to write harmonic dictation, and none that teach a student to write melodic dictation drawing on the melodic practice from the last five centuries. This text will train even the least able student to write dictated melodies accurately by presenting simple conjunct examples to advanced melodies using 20th century practices. The 840 examples are carefully organized into twelve chapters. Each chapter has an introduction that explains the specific new melodic material the student will encounter in the chapter's dictation. The melodies in each chapter will be integrated with those already learned. This repetition and integration will enable the student to remember and write melodies in an organized way. Softcover spiral-bound for easy use.

Price: $199.95


A Performance Guide to Verdi's Art Songs with a Performance CD
 Brewer, Mary Kathryn
2022 1-4955-0959-1 204 pages
From the author's Abstract:
This guidebook examines Verdi's 26 published art songs to highlight their pedagogical and performance value. Each song is discussed in reference to range, tessitura, poet and text, opportunities for pedagogical use, and performance recommendations. This guide shines a light on Verdi's relatively unknown art songs and provides a resource for teachers and performers in the study and performance of these pieces.

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An English Translation and Commentary on Amand Vanderhagen’s MÉthode Nouvelle et RaisonneÉ Pour La Clarinette (1785) and nouvelle MÉthode De Clarinette (1799): A Study in Eighteenth-Century French Clarinet Music
 Blazich, Joan Michelle
2010 0-7734-3805-X 292 pages
This work provides for the first time, the complete English translations and analyses of the first known, Classical-era pedagogical treatises for the clarinet. The project makes available valuable information on performance techniques used by Classical-era clarinetists, particularly in Amand Vanderhagen’s discussions of the embouchure, reeds, and embellishments. In addition, it demonstrates Vanderhagen’s influence on subsequent clarinetists.

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Annotated Bibliography and Guide to the Published Trumpet Music of Sigmund Hering
 Erdmann, Thomas R.
1997 0-7734-8545-7 216 pages
Sigmund Hering (1899-1986) was perhaps the most influential trumpet teacher in America during the mid 20th century, and was known worldwide. He served as trumpeter with the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1925-1964. He is the most published trumpet pedagogue in the world. After a short introductory chapter on Sigmund Hering, this work analyzes his published trumpet works, draws conclusions on each text for suitability of use, and creates a guide for trumpet pedagogues for using Hering's 408 trumpet etudes for one trumpet without piano accompaniment. Appendices include: A Brief Look at the Compositional Relationship Between Leon Lester and Sigmund Hering; Brief Biographies of Sigmund Hering's Principal Viennese Instructors; A Complete List of Sources Used to Create the List 'Twentieth Century Topics of Trumpet Pedagogy'; and Definitions of Some Terms Used in that list. This book is available at a special price when ordered for text use. Call (716) 754-2788 for text information.

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Bibliography, History, Pedagogy and Philosophy in Music and Percussion
 Larrick, Geary
1999 0-7734-8165-6 190 pages
Section I contains more than a hundred brief essays headed with bibliographic entries, covering aspects of contemporary percussion music. Section II contains more than twenty essays on a broad selection of subjects having to do with music ranging from the symphony to the xylophone. Section III contains several essays of musical scholarship covering analysis, biography, education, history, pedagogy and performance. The biographical sketches are of a professional nature. "The book traverses an expansive terrain of composers: some of the well known masters who happened to write for various percussion instruments, and others, writing as percussion performers themselves, who have made contributions to the solo literature. . . . there is an entire section devoted to women in the field. Geary Larrick deals at length with the literature on percussion music, and reviews, for instance, catalogues of instruments and the literature written for them. Monographs and methods, both historical and pedagogical, fall within the scope of his discussion, and he has reviewed many solo anthologies (some of which are for students), and collections of orchestral excerpts. . . . Even more diversity appears in his commentary on percussion instruments. Naturally the instruments of the orchestral percussion section are appropriate here, but the Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian instruments appear alongside oriental and biblical instruments. . . . concise and within the reach of every insider. It is even accessible to outsiders, where the world of percussion has remained, until now, incomprehensible. This book shows how vast and variegated that world is." – Richard Pinnell, Chair, Department of Musick University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse

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Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony: A Listener-Guided Analysis
 Greene, David B.
2015 1-4955-0322-4 184 pages
The book develops four strategies for doing listener-guided analysis. Each strategy is used to describe one of the movements in Bruckner’s Eighth. Each analysis has two goals: to clarify the mechanics of a particular strategy for carrying out listener-guided analysis, and to demonstrate that new kinds of insights can be gained when the strategy opens a way to describe Bruckner’s music by describing its hearers’ relations to it.

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College Level Tuba Curriculum
 Whitehead, Geoffrey
2003 0-7734-6750-5 196 pages
This study begins with a brief history of the tuba, focusing on its development from its instrumental precursors, as well as the development of solo and ensemble literature for the tuba. The second chapter contains an in-depth study of pedagogical techniques and materials required for the implementation of a college level tuba program. It contains essential technical information such as tone production articulation concepts, etc., as well as essential administrative information such as grading procedures, equipment choices, etc. The final section contains annotated tuba literature lists, divided into solo, orchestral, band, and etude works, and a listing of solo tuba recordings.

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Examples of Easy-Figured Bass for the Keyboard
 Douglas, Darrell R.
2001 0-7734-7419-6 232 pages
This text is designed to instruct students and keyboard performers how to realize figured bass. No other book is anything like it. It contains 114 musical examples, at least one-half of which are intended for players with very little keyboard background. The music represents highly playable examples of the greatest composers of the Baroque period. Bach and Handel are represented by some of their very best works. One of the greatest values of this collection is that the student can find an organized series of keyboard figured bass examples that he/she would have to search for months to collect.

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Letters to A Young Composer: The Four-Year Email Correspondence Between a Young Composer and Her Mentor
 Funk, Eric
2023 1-4955-1175-8 116 pages
This book ..."is a collection of emails exchanged over a four-year period between composer Eric Funk and his composition student Athena Carson. We chose the title in response to Rainer Maria Rilke's powerfully moving book Letters to a Young Poet. The difference between his book and ours is that our book includes both people in the dialog, not just the the author's replies. As with Rilke's text, we hope that our readers will include everyone interested in creativity. It's not just for composers, as Rilke's book is not solely for poets." -Eric Funk (Foreword)

Price: $79.95


Role of Music in Second Language Acquisition: A Bibliographical Review of Seventy Years of Research, 1937-2007
 Sposet, Barbara A.
2008 0-7734-5066-1 148 pages
In addition to its primary focus, this work includes rationales for uses of technology in second language acquisition and provides an abundant list of resources.

Price: $139.95


Student Handbook on the Basics of Elementary Harmony
 Douglas, Darrell R.
1993 0-7734-9308-5 208 pages
This book concentrates on the instruction of four-part harmony. Partwriting is presented from its most elementary construction to the complexity of the augmented sixth chords. The text also shows how to partwrite with over 300 examples and 330 exercises. The book cites nearly 1000 examples of partwriting and harmony found in three well-known collections of musical examples.

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TEACHING SINGING TO BOYS AND TEENAGERS: The Young Male Voice and the Problem of Masculinity
 Ashley, Martin
2008 0-7734-4998-1 276 pages
The first empirical study to examine the complicated relationship between voice and masculinity for young male singers.

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Teaching Students How to Associate Sight and Sound in Learning Music Fundamentals and Four-Part Harmony (spiral-Bound)
 Douglas, Darrell R.
1993 0-7734-9312-3 120 pages
Designed to introduce the student to most of the problems associated with writing music in four parts in the Common Practice period. Preliminary exercises prepare the student to part write, then a thorough presentation of partwriting takes the student through the writing of augmented sixth chords. Not all the exercises need be used; however, enough are presented so that any instructor using the book would have ample material.

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Teaching Students How to Take Elementary Four-Part Dictation (spiral-Bound)
 Douglas, Darrell R.
1993 0-7734-9310-7 196 pages
This is a collection 1130 examples of harmonic progressions arranged from the shortest and simplest to a very complicated hearing and partwriting dictation. The dictation is played by the instructor. Each new chord or problem is shown alone in both the first and second text before being integrated with previously-learned material. Several partwriting and dictation exercises are given for each new problem, and a number of examples by famous composers are cited in the three optional texts of musical examples.

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Understanding Singers with Muscular Tension Dysphonia
 Lee, Soo-Jin
2024 1-4955-1190-1 116 pages
(This is an 8 x 10, softcover book.) Muscular Tension Dysphonia (MTD) is a type of voice disorder that commonly occurs in singers. "This study suggests seven breathing exercises, ten vocal warmup exercises, and twelve body relaxation exercises to help singers with MTD improve their vocal techniques. In addition, it examines factors in selecting repertoire for singers with MTD to help singers with MTD improve their vocal techniques. This work fills a gap in voice pedagogy and serves as a valuable resource for voice teachers who have students with MTD." -Dr. Soo-Jin Lee

Price: $119.95