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Music for Young Violinists - Heather Figi
I Came Here to Play, Volume 1
I Came Here to Play, Volume 1
I Came Here to Play, Volume 2
I Came Here to Play, Volume 2
Twinkle Duets, Trios and Quartets
Twinkle Duets, Trios and Quartets

The Beginning Violinist:
A Companion Book for Children and Adults

Author: Emily Williams

Amazon: The Beginning Violinist

Emily's essay on the book: Beginning Strings: A Better Start

Web: Beginning Violinist webpage
The Beginning Violinist


Works by Catherine Schmidt-Jones


New Books



New ed., Introduction by Sally Thomas. Paperback. Publication Date: March 21, 2013. A celebrated instructor presents his philosophy of teaching and practice methods, including the appropriate combination of technique and interpretation. The longtime Juilliard professor incorporates aspects of both the Russian and French schools in a system both ingenious and logical. Topics include posture, vibrato, intonation, bowing, double stops, and many other subjects.


Cello Books
Christmas Music
Free Music Documents
Media
Music Dictionaries
Piano Books
Practice Books/Charts
Recommended Reading

Research Tools
Sheet Music
Suzuki Books
Viola Resources
Violinists' Library
Sheetmusic
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Children's Fiction: Strings
Picturebooks and Easy Readers | Chapter Books for Younger Elementary Children
Fiction for Teens



For parents:
• Suzuki, Shinichi: Nurtured by Love: The Classic Approach to Talent Education
• Suzuki, Shinichi: Ability Development from Age Zero
• Richards, Cynthia: How to get your child to practice without resorting to violence
• Fink, Lorraine: A Parent's guide to String Instrument Study
• Morris, Carroll: Suzuki Parent's Diary: Or How I Survived My First 10,000 Twinkles
• Starr, William, Constance Star: To Learn With Love: A Companion for Suzuki Parents
• Nathan, Amy: Young Musician's Survival Guide (for older children, middle school and up)

For adult students:
• Coyle, Daniel: The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How.
• Green, Barry and W. Timothy Gallwey: Inner Game of Music
• Holt, John: Never Too Late: My Musical Life Story [ See: John Holt page]
• Judy, Stephanie: Making Music for the Joy of It: Enhancing Creativity Skills and Musical Confidence
• Ristad, Eloise: A Soprano on Her Head: Right-Side-Up Reflections on Life and Other Performances

For piano students:
• Adams, Noah: Piano Lessons: Music, Love, and True Adventures
• von Arx, Victoria: Piano Lessons with Claudio Arrau: A Guide to His Philosophy and Techniques
• Carhart, Thad: The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier
• Chang, Chuan: Fundamentals of Piano Practice
• Clarkson, Michael: The Secret Life of Glenn Gould: A Genius in Love
• Cooke, Charles: Playing the Piano for Pleasure
• Fine, Larry: The Piano Book: Buying & Owning a New or Used Piano
• Goldsworthy, Anna: Piano Lessons: A Memoir
• Hafner, Katie: A Romance on Three Legs: Glenn Gould's Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Piano
• Knize, Perri: Grand Obsession




Practicing is a key issue in developing students as musicians. Children normally will not do this on their own until they're in their late teens. So it is up to teacher and parents to insist. There is a very useful book that parents find helpful; it is available on Kindle on Amazon.com. You do not have to have a Kindle to read it, but can download it to your PC or laptop with the free software available on Amazon. I also have a copy in the studio, should you care to examine it:

My recommendations include the following:
  1. Develop a set time during the day when the student will spend 10 -20 minutes every day, with the instrument;
  2. Design a practice area for your child (or yourself) which includes a chair, their music stand, their music, and perhaps some decoration, like a mobile, posters, etc.;
  3. Remember that brushing teeth (for example), is not optional and neither is "spending some time with the instrument";
  4. Slower is better: slow practice is much more effective than simply running through their week's assignment without reflection;
  5. Most of my students have four or five books or printed materials to work on each week; please don't feel that everything has to be practiced, every practice time, but rather, divide the materials up through the week (children will need help with this):
  6. Remember that Suzuki-inspired lessons are very different than the lessons most of us adults had: the student/parent/teacher triangle (the "Suzuki triangle") means that everyone works together for the good of the child; parents should observe the lessons carefully (many take notes) and supervise the home practice. It's not the same, at all, as the old "drop the student off and pick them up afterwards" type of study.





Madeline Bruser, The Art of Practicing: A Guide to Making Music from the Heart
Burton Kaplan, Musician's Practice Log**
Burton Kaplan, A Rhythm Sight-Reader: Bk 1, Bk 2
Burton Kaplan, Practicing for Artistic Success: The Musician's Guide to Self-Empowerment
Stuart Edward Dunkel, The Audition Process: Anxiety Management and Coping Strategies - (Juilliard Performance Guides, No 3)
Margret Elson, Passionate Practice: The Musician's Guide to Learning, Memorizing, and Performing
Jack Grassel, Power Practicing**
Don Greene, Audition Success (A Theatre Arts Book)
Don Greene, Performance Success: Performing Your Best Under Pressure (Theatre Arts)

** These two in tandem are recommended for preparing for auditions.


Simply Violin: 40 Christmas Songs for Violin in First Position
My Very Best Christmas: Violin ed., Viola ed., Cello ed.
Easiest Christmas Duets: Book 1, Book 2
Christmas Music for Violin Duet
Joy to the World-28 Easy Christmas Duets
My Very Best Christmas-Violin Edition: 17 Violin Solos
Two For Christmas, 16 Duets For C Instruments
Easy Violin Duets-1st position, J.S. Bach
Easy Violin Duets-1st position, Mozart
Easy Baroque Duets For Violin
Christmas Duets
Christmas Traditions for String Quartet
Brandenburg Concertos (parts): #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6.
Boccherini: Duos (3) for two violins, Op. 5
Elgar: Nimrod
Handel: Royal Fireworks Music for String Quartet
Handel Messiah: Vl 1, Vl 2, Vla, VC.
Handel: Water Music for String Quartet
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite for String Quartet
Vivaldi, Four Seasons: Summer, Spring, Winter, Autumn.

Latham Editions:
And Therefore Be Merry: Carols (St. Quar) [Latham]
Keeping Christmas (St. Trio) [Latham]
Christmas Traditions (St. Quar) [Latham]
Christmas Pops (St. Quar) [Latham]
Christmas Carol Fantasies (vla/piano) [Latham]
Christmas






Music Dictionaries




VIOLIN:

Suzuki Violin Books & CD's

String Pedagogy Materials:
  • Barbara Barber
  • Lisa Berman
  • Janice Tucker Rhoda
  • William & Constance Starr
  • Kerstin Wartberg
  • Works edited by Ivan Galamian
  • String Pedagogy

    Student Violin Concertos
    Violin Cadenzas
    Violin Etudes
    Position Work
    Violin Scale Books
    Violin Sonatas
    Suzuki Piano Accompaniments
    Suzuki MIDI Discs
    Fiddle page - music, books, misc.

    VIOLA:

    Fiddling for Viola
    Suzuki Viola Books & CD's
    Viola Etudes
    Viola Scale Books
    Viola da Gamba

    Viola Resources

  • PIANO:

    Suzuki Piano Books & CD's
    Piano Études
    Faber Piano
    Piano Scale Books
    Jazz Piano
    Maurice Hinson
    John Thompson
    Wynn-Anne Rossi New!

    Suzuki Repertoire (pdf):
    Violin: Books 1-10
    Viola: Books 1-9
    Piano: Books 1-7
    Literature: Books by & about Dr. Suzuki

    CHAMBER MUSIC:

    Advanced Chamber Literature
    Advanced Piano Literature
    Advanced Viola Literature
    Advanced Violin Literature
    Chamber Music - Easier
    Duets:
    Vl/vl, Vl/vla, Vla/vla, Vl/vc, Vla/vc, Vl/guitar
    Easy Violin/Piano Duets
    Easy Violin Trios
    Violin Trios
    Trios with Viola
    Four Violins
    Chamber Music with Piano
    Easy Piano Duets

    GUITAR/POPULAR:

    Suzuki Guitar Books & CD's
    Guitar Sheet Music & CD's
    Guitar: Self Teaching
    Mandolin Sheet Music
    Banjo Sheet Music
    Popular Music

    THEORY/COMPOSITION:

    Scores | Theory | Solfège
    Manuscript Paper
    20th Century: Violin | Viola
    Orchestral Excerpts

    Royal Conservatory Music:
    Violin/Viola/Piano
    Ear Training/SightSinging New!

    MISC:

    Fake Books
    Mariachi

    CD Sheet Music:
    Violin Concertos: Ultimate Collection [ Contents]
    Violin Methods: Ultimate Collection [ Contents ]
    Violin Sonatas: Ultimate Collection [ Contents ]
    Violin, Choral, Opera, Orchestral, Piano
    Quartets
    Printable Orchestral Parts & Scores [Contents]


    Agus, Ayke. Heifetz As I Knew Him

    Apel, Willi. Italian Violin Music of the Seventeenth Century

    Auer, Leopold. Violin Playing As I Teach it

    Bachman, Alberto. An Encyclopedia of the Violin

    Baillot, Pierre. The Art of the Violin

    Behrman, Carol. Fiddler to the World: The Inspiring Life of Itzhak Perlman

    Biancolli, Amy. Fritz Kreisler: Love's Sorrow, Love's Joy

    Bickley, Nora. Letters from and to Joseph Joachim

    Boyden, David. The History of Violin Playing from Its Origins to 1761 and Its Relationship to the Violin and Violin Music

    Bronstein, Raphael. The Science of Violin Playing

    Bruser, Madeline and Yehudi Menuhin. The Art of Practicing: A Guide to Making Music from the Heart

    Campbell, Margaret. The Great Violinists

    Conable, Barbara. What Every Musician Needs to Know About the Body: The Practical Application of Body Mapping & the Alexander Technique to Making Music

    Costantakos, Chris. Demetrios Constantine Dounis: His Method in Teaching the Violin

    Courvoisier, Karl. The Technique of Violin Playing: The Joachim Method

    Donington, Robert. The History of Violin Playing from Its Origins to 1761 and Its Relationship to the Violin and Violin Music

    Donington, Robert. String Playing in Baroque Music

    Dounis, Demetrius Constantine. The Dounis Collection

    Feinstein, Anthony. Michael Rabin: America's Virtuoso Violinist

    Fischer, Simon: Basics

    Fischer, Simon: Practice

    Flesch, Carl. Art of Violin Playing: Book One

    Flesch, Carl. Art of Violin Playing: Artistic Realization and Instruction/Book 2

    Flesch, Carl. Memoirs of Carl Flesch

    Freymuth, Malva. Mental Practice and Imagery for Musicians

    Galamian, Ivan. Principles of Violin Playing and Teaching

    Gerle, Robert. The Art of Bowing Practice: The Expressive Bow Technique

    Gerle, Robert. Art of Practicing the Violin: With Useful Hints for All String Players

    Gigante, Charles. Manual of Orchestral Bowing

    Grappelli, Stephane. With Only My Violin: The Memoirs of Stephane Grappelli

    Green, Elizabeth, Judith Galamian, Josef Gingold. Miraculous Teacher: Ivan Galamian & the Meadownmount Experience

    Green, Elizabeth. Orchestral Bowings and Routines

    Greene, Don. Audition Success: An Olympic Sports Psychologist Teaches Performing Artists How to Win

    Mischakoff Heiles, Anne Mischa Mischakoff: Journeys of a Concertmaster

    Kloss, Sherry. Jascha Heifetz Through My Eyes

    Kozinn, Allan. Mischa Elman and the Romantic Style

    Lieberman, Julie. You are Your Instrument

    Malan, Roy. Efrem Zimbalist: A Life

    Martens, Frederick. Violin Mastery: Interviews with Heifetz, Auer, Kreisler and Others

    Menuhin, Yehudi. Unfinished Journey: Twenty Years Later

    Menuhin, Yehudi and William Primrose. Violin & Viola (Yehudi Menuhin Music Guides)

    Milstein, Nathan. From Russia to the West: The Musical Memoirs and Reminiscences of Nathan Milstein

    Mischakoff, Mischa. Journeys of a Concertmaster

    Mozart, Leopold. A Treatise on the Fundamental Principles of Violin Playing

    Norris, Richard, M.D. The Musician's Survival Manual: A Guide to Preventing and Treating Injuries in Instrumentalists

    Paull, Barbara. The Athletic Musician

    Pougin, Arthur. The Life and Music of Pierre Rode, Containing an Account of Rode, French Violinist: Translation of Notice Sur Rode, Violiniste Francais, 1874

    Roth, Henry. Violin Virtuosos: From Paganini to the 21st Century

    Salerno-Sonnenberg, Nadja. Nadja, on My Way

    Sand, Barbara. Teaching Genius: Dorothy Delay and the Making of a Musician

    Schueneman, Bruce. The French Violin School: Viotti, Rode, Kreutzer, Baillot and Their Contemporaries

    Schwarz, Boris. Great Masters of the Violin

    Silvela, Zdenko. A New History of Violin Playing: The Vibrato and Lambert Massart's Revolutionary Discovery

    Simon, Charnan. Midori: Brilliant Violinist

    Steinhardt, Arnold. Indivisible by Four: A String Quartet in Pursuit of Harmony

    Steinhardt, Arnold. Violin Dreams

    Stern, Isaac with Chaim Potok. My First 79 Years

    Stolba, Marie. A History of the Violin Etude to About 1800

    Stowell, Robin. Performing Beethoven

    Stowell, Robin. Violin Technique and Performance Practice in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

    Sunday, C.M. Connie's Violin Page: Internet resources for string players, teachers, parents & students. Available through Amazon in book and Kindle editiions, and through MobiPocket.

    Szigeti, Joseph. Szigeti on the Violin

    Szigeti, Joseph. With Strings Attached: Reminiscences and Reflections

    Winthrop, Laurence. Arthur Grumiaux: gloire de l'école belge du violon

    Yampolsky, I.M. Principles of Violin Fingering

    Ysaye, Antoine. Ysaye: His Life, Work and Influence





    Books by & about Dr. Suzuki:
    Agopian, Edmond: The no time to practice technique companion

    ASTA String Syllabus 2003

    Bachman, A.: Encyclopedia of Violin

    Baker, T.: Schirmer Pocket Manual of Musical Terms

    Barlow: Easy Baroque Duets

    Barnes, Gail: Applying Research to the Teachings and Playing of Stringed Instruments

    Carolyn M. Barrett, Ph.D, The Magic of Matsumoto: The Suzuki Method of Education

    Barrett, H.: The Viola

    Bauman, Susan C.: In Search of the Japanese Spirit in Talent Education

    Behrand, L & Sheila Keats: Suzuki Approach, The

    Bigler, C & Lloyd-Watts: Studying Suzuki Piano: More than Music

    Bigler, C & Lloyd-Watts: Ornamentation

    Bodman, Lyman: Essays on Violin Pedagogy

    Boyk, James: To Hear Ourselves as Others Hear Us (Amazon). Also see: Professor Boyk's Performance Recordings, which includes a link to his To Hear Ourselves As Others Hear Us (Book)

    Bron, Zakhar: Art of the Etude, The

    Bruser, Madeline: The Art of Practicing : A Guide to Making Music from the Heart

    Butler, Mimi: The complete guide to running a private music studio

    Butler, Mimi: The complete guide to making more money in the private music studio

    Butler, Mimi: Mimi Butler's Homepage to purchase books if they are not available used, on Amazon

    Cahill, Greg: Making Your Living as a String Player

    Colquhoun, Frona; What the Students Taught the Teacher

    Comeau, Gilles, Ph.D.: 10 Teachers' Viewpoints on Suzuki Piano

    Clifford A. Cook, Suzuki Education in Action: A Story of Talent Training from Japan (An Exposition-university book)

    Dalton, David: Playing the Viola, Conversations with William Primrose

    Eiche, John F.: The Bach Chaconne for Solo Violin

    Fest, Beverly Tucker: Suzuki Pianist's List of Supplementary Materials

    Findlay, Elsa: Rhythm and Movement (Dalcroze Eurythmics)

    Fink, Lorraine: A Parent's guide to String Instrument Study

    Gerle, Robert: Art of Practicing the Violin, The

    Gerle, Robert: Art of Bowing Practice, The

    Gilligan, Judy & Wagstaff: Violin Verses

    Goldberg, Milton: The violin column: A collection of articles for both teachers and parents focusing on care of the violin, practicing, technique, and motivation

    Green, Barry: Inner Game of Music, The

    Green, Barry: Mastery of Music, The

    Grilli, Susan: Preschool in the Suzuki Spirit

    Havas, Kato: New Approach to Violin Playing, A

    Havas, Kato: Stage Fright

    Havas, Kato: Twelve Lesson Course, The

    Hermann, Evelyn: Shinichi Suzuki The Man and His Philosophy

    Honda, Masaaki, M.D.: Shinichi Suzuki: Man of Love

    Honda, Masaaki, M.D.: Suzuki Changed My Life

    Honda, Masaaki, M.D.: Vehicle of Music, The

    Horvath, Janet: Playing (less) Hurt

    Hunt, Sandy: 101 Sizzling Tips for Excellence on the Violin

    Ibuka, Masaru: Kindergarten Is Too Late!

    Kataoka, Haruko: How to Teach Beginners

    Kataoka, Haruko: Sensibility and Education

    ** Kataoka, Haruko: My Thoughts on Suzuki Piano School

    Kataoka, Haruko: My Thoughts on Suzuki Piano Technique

    Kemper, Susan: Between Parent & Teacher

    Kempter, Susan: How Muscles Learn

    Kendall, Catherine Wolff: More Stories of Composers

    Kendall, Catherine Wolff: Stories of Composers

    Kendall, Catherine Wolff: Stories of Women Composers

    ** Kendall, John: Suzuki Violin Method in American Music Education, The

    Kennedy, Michael: Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

    Kenneson, Claude: Musical Prodigies

    Kochevitsky, George: Art of Piano Playing

    Kolneder, Walter: Amadeus Book of the Violin

    Koppelman, Doris: Introducing Suzuki Piano

    Kreitman, Edward: Teaching from the Balance Point

    Landers, Ray: Is Suzuki Education Working in America

    Landers, Ray: The Talent Education School of Shinichi Suzuki: An Analysis: Application of Its Philosophy and Methods to All Areas of Instruction (Exposition-Banner Book)

    Lester, Joel: Bach's Works for Solo Violin

    Liebermann, Julie Lyonn: Contemporary Violinist, The

    Liebermann, Julie Lyonn: Improvising Violin

    Liebermann, Julie Lyonn: Planet Musician

    Liebermann, Julie Lyonn: You Are Your Instrument: The Definitive Musician's Guide

    Loft, Abram: How to Succeed in an Ensemble

    Meyer, Carolyn McCall: Group Lessons for Suzuki: Violin and Viola

    Menuhin, William Primrose: Violin & Viola (Yehudi Menuhin Music Guides)

    Merrill & Brandt: Pre-Twinkle Book, The New

    Mills, Elizabeth: In the Suzuki Style: A Manual for Raising Musical Consciousness in Children

    Mills, Elizabeth, S. Therese Murphy: Suzuki Concept: An Introduction to a Successful Method for Early Music Education

    Morris, Carroll: Suzuki Parent's Diary: Or How I Survived My First 10,000 Twinkles

    Mozart, Leopold: A Treatise on the Fundamental Principles of Violin Playing

    Mullins, Shirley: Teaching Music, the Human Experience

    Nathan, Amy: Young Musician's Survival Guide

    Nelson, Sheila M.: Violin and Viola: History, Structure, Techniques

    Norris, Richard, M.D.: Musician's Survival Guide

    Orchestra Musician's CD-ROM Library, Vol. 1

    Perkins, Marianne Murry: A Comparison of Violin Playing Techniques: Kato Havas, Paul Rolland, and Shinichi Suzuki

    Pernecky, Jack M. & Fink: Teaching the Fundaments of Violin Playing

    Pomer, Vic: Le Violon Sans Douleur

    Portafekas & Marlow: Making Music with Your Child

    Powell, Mary C.: Focus on Suzuki Piano (About Suzuki)

    Primrose, William: Walk on the North Side

    Richards, Cynthia: How to Get Your Child to Practice without Resorting to Violence

    Rickman, Shirlee: Parent Orientation Handbook

    Riley, M.: History of the Viola, Vol. 1

    Riley, M.: History of the Viola, Vol. 2

    Rolland, Paul: Basic Principles of Violin Playing

    Rolland, Paul: Teaching of Action in String Playing

    Ross, Barry: A Violinist's Guide to Exquisite Intonation

    Sand, Barbara Lourie:
    Teaching Genius: Dorothy DeLay & the Making of a Musician

    Schneiderman, Barbara: Confident Music Performance

    Sherer, Lon: Practicing, a Liturgy of Self-Learning

    Sherman, Marc: Non-Musical Notation for Suzuki Violin Parents (Vols. 1-3)

    Sherman, Marc: Non-Musical Notation for Suzuki Violin Parents - Popular Songs for Violin

    Sloan, Kay Collier: They're Rarely Too Young..and Never Too Old "To Twinkle"

    Starr, William: Adventures in Music Reading for Violin, Bk. 1

    Starr, William: Adventures in Music Reading for Violin, Bk. 2

    Starr, William: The Suzuki Violinist: A Guide for Teachers and Parents

    Starr, William, Constance Star: To Learn With Love: A Companion for Suzuki Parents

    Steinhardt, Arnold: Indivisible by Four: A String Quartet in Pursuit of Harmony

    Steinschaden, Bruno: Ear Training and Violin Playing

    Suzuki, Shinichi: Ability Development from Age Zero

    Suzuki, Shinichi: Man and Talent: Search into the Unknown

    Suzuki, Shinichi: Nurtured by Love

    ** Suzuki, Shinichi: How to Teach Suzuki Piano

    Suzuki, Waltraud: My Life with Suzuki

    Swafford, Jan: Vintage Guide to Classical Music

    Syllabus of Examinations 2003 Royal School of Music

    Tanaka, Shigeki: Everything Depends on How You Raise Them

    Timmerman, Craig: Journey Down the Kreisler Highway: Reflections on the Teachings of Shinichi Suzuki

    Wagstaff, Diane: Games and Motivation for the Suzuki Violin Student

    Wickes, Linda: The Genius of Simplicity: Suzuki Method (About Suzuki)

    Wilson, Charlene: Teaching Suzuki Cello: A Manual for Teacher and Parents

    Yelin, Joy: Movement that Fits (Dalcroze Eurythmics)

    Young, Phillis: Playing the String Game

    Young, Phillis: String Play, The

    Yurko, Michiko: No H in Snake: Music Theory for Children

    Shinichi Suzuki: His Speeches and Essays (About Suzuki)

    Where Love Is Deep: The Writings of Shin'Ichi Suzuki by Kyoko Selden (Translator)


    ** Booklets by Summy-Birchard



    For Children:

    Margaret Keith, I can play my violin just as well as Jeremy can!: The Suzuki way

    Catherine Wolff Kendall, Stories of composers for young musicians

    M. Parkinson, Mommy , Can We Practice Now?






    PIANO
    Also see:
    Suzuki piano books and CD's
    Suzuki piano accompaniments (to violin and viola books)
    Piano Literature
    Advanced Piano Literature


    • Adams, Noah: Piano Lessons: Music, Love, & True Adventures


    • Agay, Denes: The Art of Teaching Piano


    • Agay, Denes: Teaching Piano : A Comprehensive Guide and Reference Book for the Instructor (2 Vol's)


    • Albergo, Cathy: Intermediate Piano Repertoire: A Guide for Teaching


    • Ascari, Dino: The Art of Effective Piano Teaching


    • Baker-Jordan, Martha: Practical Piano Pedagogy: The Definitive Text for Piano Teachers and Pedagogy Students


    • Bastien, James: How to teach piano successfully


    • Berman, Boris: Notes from the Pianist's Bench


    • Bernstein, Seymour: With Your Own Two Hands: Self-Discovery Through Music


    • Bree, Malwine: The Leschetizky Method : A Guide to Fine and Correct Piano Playing


    • Cooke, James Francis: Great Pianists on Piano Playing : Godowsky, Hofmann, Lhevinne, Paderewski and 24 Other Legendary Performers (Great Pianists: In Their Own Words)


    • Eigeldinger, Jean-Jacques: Chopin: Pianist and Teacher: As Seen by his Pupils


    • Fink, Seymour: Mastering Piano Technique : A Guide for Students, Teachers and Performers


    • Friskin, James: Music for the Piano: A Handbook of Concert and Teaching Material from 1580 to 1952


    • Gieseking, Walter: Piano Technique [Consisting of the Two Complete Books: The Shortest Way to Pianistic Perfection and Rhythmics, Dynamics, Pedal and Other Problems of Piano]


    • Gordon, Stewart: Mastering the Art of Performance: A Primer for Musicians


    • Hofmann, Josef: Piano Playing: With Piano Questions Answered


    • Horowitz, Joseph: Arrau on Music and Performance (Great Pianists: In Their Own Words)


    • Lhevinne, Josef: Basic Principles in Pianoforte Playing


    • Lyke, James: Creative Piano Teaching


    • Magrath, Jane: Pianist's Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Literature


    • Neuhaus, Heinrich: The Art of Piano Playing


    • Newsam, David and Barbara: Making Money Teaching Music


    • Rabin, Rhoda: At the Beginning: Teaching Piano to the Very Young Child


    • Rosenblum, Sandra: Piano Notes: The World of the Pianist


    • Rosen, Charles: Performance Practices in Classic Piano Music: Their Principles and Applications (Music-Scholarship and Performance)


    • Rubinstein, Anton, Teresa Carreno: The Art of Piano Pedaling: Two Classic Guides


    • Schonberg, Harold: The Great Pianists


    • Mach, Elyse: Great Contemporary Pianists Speak for Themselves (Dover Books on Music, Music History)


    • Uszler, Marienne: The Well-Tempered Keyboard Teacher


    • Westney, William: The Perfect Wrong Note: Learning to Trust Your Musical Self


    • Wolff, Konrad: Masters of the Keyboard: Individual Style Elements in the Piano Music of Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin and Brahams (Midland Book)







    • Alexanian, Diran: Complete Cello Technique : The Classic Treatise on Cello Theory and Practice


    • Chippendale, Lisa: Yo-Yo Ma: A Cello Superstar Brings Music to the World (People to Know)


    • Laird, Paul: The Baroque Cello Revival: An Oral History


    • Leogrande, Dennis: Cello Extensions for the Student


    • Ma, Yo-Yo: Yo-Yo Ma - Inspired by Bach No. 1, The Music Garden (Cello Suite 1) (1998) VHS


    • Mantel, Gerhard , Barbara Haimberger Thiem: Cello Technique: Principles and Forms of Movement


    • Pleeth, William: Cello (Yehudi Menuhin Music Guides)


    • Potter, Louis: Art of Cello Playing


    • Sazer, Victor: New Directions in Cello Playing


    • Schonberg, Harold: The Cambridge Companion to the Cello (Cambridge Companions to Music) by Robin Stowell (Editor), Jonathan Cross (Editor)


    • Watkins, Cornelia: Rosindust: Teaching, Learning and Life from a Cellist's Perspective

    Rosindust.com for clinic schedules and downloads


    RESEARCH TOOLS

    Good beginning books for self-study:
    Essentials of Music Theory: Complete Self-Study Course
    Alfred's Essentials of Jazz Theory

    Grout/Burkholder:
    Grout 9th ed. A History of Western Music, (Ninth Edition) J. Peter Burkholder, Donald Jay Grout, Claude V. Palisca. W. W. Norton & Co., Inc. New York. 2014.

    Publication Date: April 15, 2014 | ISBN-10: 0393918297 | ISBN-13: 978-0393918298 | Edition: Ninth Edition

    The definitive history of Western music, now with Total Access. Combining current scholarship with cutting-edge pedagogy, the Ninth Edition of A History of Western Music is the text that students and professors have trusted for generations. Because listening is central to music history, the new Total Access program provides a full suite of media resources—including an ebook and premium streaming recordings of the entire Norton Anthology of Western Music repertoire—with every new text. Combining thoughtful revisions—particularly to chapters on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries—with exceptional media resources, A History of Western Music provides all the resources that students need in a text that will last a lifetime.

    Dallin, Leon: Techniques Of Twentieth-Century Composition
    Berlioz, Hector and Richard Strauss. Treatise on Instrumentation
    Berry, Wallace. Form in Music, Second Edition

    Burney, Charles: The following works are out of print though accessible via established music libraries or interlibrary loan (with fees attached, in some cases). But to get titles and ISPN numbers, Amazon.com offers the following:

    Music, men, and manners in France and Italy, 1770 : being the journal written by Charles Burney during a tour through those countries undertaken to collect material for a general history of music
    Memoirs of Dr Charles Burney, 1726-1769
    The Letters of Dr. Charles Burney: 1751-1784
    Dr. Charles Burney's Continental Travels, 1770-1772
    An eighteenth-century musical tour in Central Europe and the Netherlands: being Dr. Charles Burney's account of his musical experiences
    An eighteenth-century musical tour in Central Europe and the Netherlands : being Dr. Charles Burney's account of his musical experiences
    Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Abate Metastasio, Including Translations of His Principal Letters.: Including Translations of His Principal Letters (Da Capo Press Music Reprint Series)
    A General History of Music, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Period (1789)
    The great Dr. Burney; his life, his travels, his works, his family, and his friends by Percy Alfred Scholes
    Dr. Burney As Critic and Historian of Music by Kerry S. Grant
    The only book I could locate about Burney which is not out of print: Dr. Charles Burney: A Literary Biography by Roger H. Lonsdale


    Burney, Charles: The following works are out of print though accessible via established music libraries or interlibrary loan (with fees attached, in some cases). But to get titles and ISPN numbers, Amazon.com offers the following:

    Music, men, and manners in France and Italy, 1770 : being the journal written by Charles Burney during a tour through those countries undertaken to collect material for a general history of music
    Memoirs of Dr Charles Burney, 1726-1769
    The Letters of Dr. Charles Burney: 1751-1784
    Dr. Charles Burney's Continental Travels, 1770-1772
    An eighteenth-century musical tour in Central Europe and the Netherlands: being Dr. Charles Burney's account of his musical experiences
    An eighteenth-century musical tour in Central Europe and the Netherlands : being Dr. Charles Burney's account of his musical experiences
    Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Abate Metastasio, Including Translations of His Principal Letters.: Including Translations of His Principal Letters (Da Capo Press Music Reprint Series)
    A General History of Music, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Period (1789)
    The great Dr. Burney; his life, his travels, his works, his family, and his friends by Percy Alfred Scholes
    Dr. Burney As Critic and Historian of Music by Kerry S. Grant
    The only book I could locate about Burney which is not out of print: Dr. Charles Burney: A Literary Biography by Roger H. Lonsdale


    Donington, Robert. Baroque Music, Style and Performance: A Handbook

    Fux, Joseph. Study of Counterpoint

    Grout, Donald and Claude V. Palisca. A History of Western Music, (Ninth Edition)W. W. Norton & Co., Inc. New York. 2014.

    Jeppesen, Knud. Counterpoint: The Polyphonic Vocal Style of the Sixteenth Century

    Kennedy, Michael. The Oxford Dictionary of Music

    Machlis, Joseph. Introduction to Contemporary Music

    Neumann, Frederick. Ornamentation in Baroque and Post-Baroque Music: With Special Emphasis on J. S. Bach

    Perle, George. Serial Composition and Atonality: An Introduction to the Music of Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern

    Pincherle, Marc. Vivaldi: Genius of the Baroque

    Piston, Walter. Harmony

    Plantinga, Leon. Romantic Music: A History of Musical Style in Nineteenth-Century Europe (Norton Introduction to Music History)

    Rameau, Jean Philippe. Treatise on Harmony

    Randel, Don Michael. The New Harvard Dictionary of Music

    Rosen, Charles. Sonata Forms

    Rosen, Charles. The Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven

    Slonimsky, Nicolas. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians

    Turek, Ralph. The Elements of Music


    Ear Training Texts:

    Stefan Kostka:

    Tonal Harmony, With an Introduction to Twentieth-Century Music
    Student Workbook and CD for use with Tonal Harmony
    Audio CDs for use with Tonal Harmony

    Ralph Turek:

    The Elements of Music, Vol. 1
    Workbook for the Elements of Music, Vol. 1
    The Elements of Music, Vol. 2
    Workbook for the Elements of Music, Vol. 2, not listed: email vendor to make sure you're getting the correct book.
    Elements Music Vol 1&2 2e Cd


    Notation Texts:


    •Adler, Samuel. Study of Orchestration, Third Edition

    •Fux, John. Study of Counterpoint

    •Gerou, Tom and Lusk, Linda. Essential Dictionary of Music Notation: The Most Practical and Concise Source for Music Notation

    •Kennan, Kent and Grantham, Donald. The Technique of Orchestration and CD Recording Package

    •Read, Gardner. Music Notation

    •Persichetti,Vincent. Twentieth-Century Harmony: Creative Aspects and Practice

    •Piston, Walter. Orchestration

    •Piston, Walter. Counterpoint

    •Piston, Walter. Harmony: 5th ed.

    •Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay. Principles of Orchestration

    •Stone, Kurt. Music Notation in the Twentieth Century: A Practical Guidebook



    Performance Practice:

    MUST HAVE:
    Judy Tarling's Baroque String Playing for Ingenious Learners, available in the US through Boulder Early Music Shop

    Texts:
    • Apel, Willi: Italian Violin Music of the Seventeenth Century

    • Boyden, David: The History of Violin Playing from Its Origins to 1761 and Its Relationship to the Violin and Violin Music

    • Carter, Stewart: A Performer's Guide to Seventeenth-Century Music

    • Donington, Robert: Baroque Music: Style and Performance

    • Donington, Robert: The Interpretation of Early Music

    • Donington, Robert: String Playing in Baroque Music

    • Haskell, Thomas: The Early Music Revival: A History

    • Haynes, Bruce: The End of Early Music: A Period Performer's History of Music for the Twenty-First Century

    • Neumann, Frederick: Ornamentation in Baroque and Post-Baroque Music: With Special Emphasis on J. S. Bach

    • Stowell, Robin: Performing Beethoven

    • Stowell, Robin: Violin Technique and Performance Practice in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

    • Vial, Stephanie D.: The Art of Musical Phrasing in the Eighteenth Century: Punctuating the Classical "Period"

    Score Reading/Conducting:

    Samuel Adler. Study of Orchestration, Third Edition

    Hector Berlioz. Treatise on Instrumentation

    Dave Black. Essential Dictionary of Orchestration

    George Burt. The Art of Film Music

    Deryck Cooke. The Language of Music

    David Daniels. Orchestral Music

    Robert W. Demaree. The Complete Conductor

    Harold Farberman, Thom Proctor. The Art of Conducting Technique: A New Perspective

    Cecil Forsyth. Orchestration

    Norman Del Mar.
    Anatomy of the Orchestra

    Conducting Beethoven: Overtures, Concertos, Missas Solemnis

    Conducting Beethoven: The Symphonies

    Conducting Berlioz

    Conducting Brahms

    Conducting Elgar

    Michael Dickreiter, Reinhard G. Pauly. Score Reading: A Key to the Music Experience

    Knud Jeppesen. Counterpoint: The Polyphonic Vocal Styles of the Sixteenth Century

    Norman Lebrecht. The Maestro Myth: Great Conductors in Pursuit of Power

    Alfred Mann. The Study of Fugue

    Brock McElheran. Conducting Technique for Beginners and Professionals

    Reginald O. Morris, Howard Ferguson. Preparatory Exercises in Score Reading

    Walter Piston. Orchestration

    Jean Rameau. Treatise on Harmony

    Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov. Principles of Orchestration

    Jeff Rona. The Reel World: Scoring for Pictures

    Max Rudolf. The Grammar of Conducting: A Comprehensive Guide to Baton Technique and Interpretation

    Felix Salzer. Structural Hearing Tonal Coherence in Music (Two Volumes Bound As One) [Schenkerian analysis: read Piston and Fux first.]

    Hermann Scherchen. Handbook of Conducting

    Arnold Schoenberg. Structural Functions of Harmony

    Gunther Schuller. The Compleat Conductor

    Ernst Toch. The Shaping Forces in Music: An Inquiry into the Nature of Harmony, Melody, Counterpoint, Form (The Dover Series of Study Editions, Chamber Music, Orchestral Works, Operas in Full Score)



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