Author: Gerhard Mantel
Fit in 15 Minuten
Author: Walter Mengler
(String). Useful for any cellist, this collection ranges from easy exercises on open strings all the way to advanced techniques.
(Misc). Starting from basic studies in the physical nature of both the human body and the instrument, author Wolf develops step by step an increasingly complex system of exercises which includes all technical and mental aspects of making music. Topics include bow technique, fingerings, shifting, vibrato, effective practice, intonation and the preparation for performance. Softcover textbook in German and English.
The cantatas of J.S. Bach are among the best known and most frequently performed musical works of the baroque period. However, when they are played and heard today, questions arise that are difficult to answer because the works are being experienced outside their historical context. Such questions concern the role of the cantatas in Bach's compositional development, musical models for the works, and performance practice during the composer's lifetime.
Playing the Viola
Author: David Dalton
Publisher: OUP Oxford
`In all areas of human endeavour, time and again an individual appears who, due to a multitude of personal attributes, elevates his or her field to a hitherto unknown height. Such an individual was William Primrose. His name and the viola are synonymous.' Janos Starker This unique book is the result of a series of conversations with Primrose in the last years before his death in 1982. David Dalton describes how he came to the great artist armed with every question he could think of pertaining to performing on and teaching the viola. The lively dialogue contains a wealth of illuminating advice for the student on the technicalities of playing the viola. It is, however, far more than a technical guide. The two violists discuss the unique position of their instrument - `an instrument without tradition' is Primrose's bald description. They cover the topic of repertoire with fascinating insights into the performance of the great concertos by Bartók and Walton, with which Primrose was so closely associated. Still more invaluable advice emerges from the discussion of Primrose's own experience, on the art of performance, on demeanour on stage, on competitions, on recordings, and on preparing for a career. The book is a tribute to one of the greatest artists of this century.
Author: Eric Clarke, Nicholas Cook
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Rather than advocating a new kind of musicology, 'Empirical Musicology' aims to provide a practical guide to empirical approaches that are ready for incorporation into the contemporary musicologist's toolkit.
Titles: * Sonata in G Major, Largo, Allegro, Largo, Presto (B. Marcello / Preucil) * Country Dance (C.M. von Weber) * Practice Suggestions (D. Preucil) * Nina (G.B. Pergolesi) * Spinning Wheel (N. Rubinstein) * Gigue (F.M. Veracini) * Exercises for Shaping the Left Hand (S. Suzuki) * Suite I in G Major, Prelude, Courante, Gigue (J.S. Bach) * Moto Perpetuo (C. Bohm) * Four French Dances, I. L'Agreable, II. La Provencale, III. La Matelotte, IV. La Basque (M. Marais) * Tonalization-C Major and Minor Scales and Arpeggios (D. Preucil) * Shifting Studies (D. Preucil) * Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 12 I. Allegro Risoluto (F. Seitz)
Author: Timothy D Taylor
Global Pop examines the rise of "world musics" and "world beat", and some of the musicians associated with these recent genres such as Peter Gabriel, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Johnny Clegg. Drawing on a wide range of sources - academic, popular, cyber, interviews, and the music itself - Global Pop charts an accessible path through many of the issues and contradictions surrounding the contemporary movement of people and musics worldwide. Global Pop examines the range of discourses employed in and around world music, demonstrating how the central concept of authenticity is wielded by musicians, fans, and other listeners, and looks at some of these musics in detail, examining ways they are caught up in forms of domination and resistance. The book also explores how some cross-cultural collaborations may fashion new musics and identities through innovative combinations of sounds and styles.
Cutting across countries, genres, and time periods, this volume explores topics ranging from hip hop’s influence on Maasai identity in current day Tanzania to jazz in Bulawayo during the interwar years, using music to tell a larger story about the cultures and societies of Africa.
This 1949 volume remains the most comprehensive study of the Guadagnini family's life and work and includes a catalogue of their instruments. Includes a new Introduction by the world's leading authority on musical instruments.
Arranging for Strings
Author: Mimi Rabson
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Berklee Guide). Learn to use strings in your compositions and arrangements! From romantic chord pads to powerful grooves to gut-wrenching passionate melodies, strings do it all. This book presents time-tested techniques and contemporary developments in writing and arranging for strings. You'll learn strategies for authentic writing in many different styles and find ideas to take your personal sound forward. Discover voicings that work best for each project and explore the intricacies of bowing. Hear articulation approaches from pads to chopping in the online audio examples. See how other composers have used strings to heighten the impact of their music in the written examples. Make your work stand out with the drama and depth that well informed string writing can bring. You will learn: * The tunings, range, and timbres for the violin, viola, cello, and bass, including standard instruments and common variations, including acoustic, electric, and synthesized string instruments and sections * Bowing techniques and possibilities * Characteristic articulations and sounds, such as vibrato, pizzicato, sul tasto, trills, tremolos, and harmonics * Timbral and rhythm effects, such as chop technique, ponticello/feedback, portamento, and falls * String-section arranging techniques, such as melody/countermelody, fills, pads, and comping * Stylistic nuances of genres such as American roots, Celtic, jazz, rock, klezmer, eastern European, Gypsy jazz, and swing * Mic, recording, and live sound techniques for capturing the best string sounds for both acoustic and electric instruments
Irish Fiddle Solos
Author: PETER COOPER
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
This collection includes many favourite Irish fiddle tunes. Some are easy to play, others more challenging. the bowing techniques, ornamentation and other aspects of playing style summarized in the introduction will be familiar to readers of Pete's earlier book, the Complete Irish Fiddle Player, as will source musicians like Julia Clifford, Tommy Peoples, Lucy Farr, John Doherty and Padraig O'Keeffe. Here though, instead of proceeding in 'fiddle method' style from simpler to more complex tunes, regional repertoire and styles are explored. Grouped in sets for performance, the tunes from any one tradition can be of varying levels of difficulty. Less experienced players may find sets 5, 6 and 29, for example, quite approachable, as well as the first reel in set 14 and the second single jig in set 15. All tunes included on companion CD.