Subject Area: Music-Pedagogy

An Annotated Bibliography of Guitar Methods, 1760-1860
 Stenstadvold, Erik
2023 1-4955-1079-4 212 pages
"The present bibliography lists more than 300 different tutors by some 200 authors, published during approximately one hundred years, c.1760-1860. ...[This time] period is not arbitrarily chosen. The middle of the eighteenth century represents an important break in the history of the guitar in that staff notation was introduced in place of tablature. Accordingly, this survey begins with the very first guitar methods in staff notation, published in Paris in the late 1750s." -Erik Stenstadvold (Introduction) Originally published by Pendragon Press in 2010, this is an oversized, softcover book.

Price: $179.95

Jazz Guitar Improvisation by Symmetrical Utilization
 Crescente, Anthony
2024 1-4955-1189-9 52 pages
(This is an 8 x 10 softcover book.) "Improvisational music offers a great opportunity for musicians to truly express themselves in the moment. That aspect of "In the Moment" is the crucial component. ...This method describes a way to consolidate information to allow the improviser to feel free and confident." -Anthony Crescente

Price: $49.95

Johann Nepomuk Hummel: A Complete Theoretical & Practical Course of Instructions on the Art of Playing the Piano Forte Part III
 Kroll, Mark
2023 1-4955-1173-1 144 pages
This book contains an annotated facsimile of Part III of A Complete Theoretical and Practical Course of Instructions on the Art of Playing the Piano Forte by Johann Nepomuk Hummel with commentary by Mark Kroll. "A permanent monument to Hummel's pedagogical skill...Hummel's goal was to create a virtual compendium of techniques, performance practices and aesthetics." Mark Kroll [Introduction] This book was originally published by Pendragon Press in 2019.

Price: $139.95

Letters to A Young Composer: The Four-Year Email Correspondence Between a Young Composer and Her Mentor
 Funk, Eric
2023 1-4955-1176-6 116 pages
[THIS IS A SOFTCOVER BOOK] 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: $39.95

Piano Teaching of Walter Hautzig, with 613 Examples From Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, and Chopin
 Rice-See, Lynn
2008 0-7734-4981-7 312 pages
Examines the teaching of Professor Hautzig, which continues the Romantic piano tradition of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Europe, and stresses individuality allied with faithfulness to the score. This book contains four black and white photographs.

Price: $219.95

The Audition Process: Anxiety Management and Coping Strategies (second edition)
 Dunkel, Allan Victor
2023 1-4955-1131-6 156 pages
"A career in the arts can have many ups and downs; moments of elation and intense bliss followed suddenly by depression and futile hopelessness. The intensity that we have poured into our work will mirror the desperation we feel at auditions. This book is about pain--physical, emotional and psychological. It is about my personal experiences fighting the dark side of a beautiful profession. Taking an audition or having a stressful performance makes us look into the abyss of our own personal fears; fears as diverse and intense as we make them, ranging from the mundane to the existential. Indeed, performance is a microcosm of life condensed into a few minutes." -from the Preface to the 2nd Edition This 2nd Edition was originally published by Pendragon Press in 1989.

Price: $139.95

Understanding Singers with Muscular Tension Dysphonia
 Lee, Soo-Jin
2024 1-4955-1190-1 130 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: $139.95