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The Art of Interpretation of Band Music
Mark Walker - GIA Publications

Each insightful and informative chapter provides a window into the creative process of ten remarkable conductors as they share a captivating range of approaches into the world of musical expression. When is it... view details

Bill Bruford - the Autobiography
Bill Bruford - Hal Leonard Corporation

Bill Bruford, once called "the godfather of progressive-rock drumming," has been at the top of his profession for four decades, playing with "Yes," "King Crimson," "Genesis," "Earthworks," and many more. "The... view details

The Composer's Craft (A Practical Guide for Students and Teachers)
Blake Henson & Gerald Custer - GIA Publications

Award-winning composers and composition teachers take a fresh look at what composers actually do by focusing on the elements of craft that composers use every day: the manipulation of sound and silence,... view details

Dizzy Gillespie: The Man Who Changed My Life (From the Memoirs of Arturo Sandoval)
Robert Simon & Marianela Sandoval - GIA Publications

2013 marked the 20th anniversary of the passing of Dizzy Gillespie, a master entertainer and one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. This book celebrates the relationship and influence Gillespie had... view details

Gene Krupa (The Pictorial Life of a Jazz Legend)
Bruce Klauber - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Over 200 photographs, spanning six decades of jazz history, tell the story of drummer and jazz legend Gene Krupa!  Many of today's leading drummers share their insight about Gene, including: Peter Erskine, Ed... view details

The Great Jazz Guitarists (The Ultimate Guide)
Scott Yanow - Hal Leonard Corporation

The prolific Scott Yanow has outdone himself with this book, the most comprehensive guide to jazz guitarists ever published. From Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian to Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin and even... view details

How the Beatles Destroyed Rock and Roll (An Alternative History of American Popular Music)
Elijah Wald - Oxford University Press

As its blasphemous title suggests, "How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n Roll" rejects the conventional pieties of mainstream jazz and rock history.  Rather than concentrating on those traditionally favored... view details

Jake Hanna (The Rhythm and Wit of a Swinging Jazz Drummer)
Maria Judge - Meredith Music Publications

This colorful memoir of the great jazz drummer and witty storyteller, Jake Hanna,  recounts his life story and career through tributes, recollection and anecdotes (many of them his own hilarious quips) from... view details

Jimi Hendrix: Musician
Keith Shadwick - Hal Leonard Corporation

Many books about Hendrix concentrate on showmanship and rock-and-roll excess, but Keith Shadwick's Jimi Hendrix: Musician brings to Hendrix's musical legacy as a guitarist, singer, and composer a depth of... view details

Jimmy Page (Magus, Musician, Man: An Unauthorized Biography)
George Case - Hal Leonard Corporation

Here is the meticulously researched life story of "Led Zeppelin's" legendary guitarist and producer. From his childhood in war-torn Britain and his pivotal role in the recording studios that launched the... view details

John Philip Sousa's America (The Patriot's Life in Images and Words)
John Philip Sousa IV & Loras Schissel - GIA Publications

This intimate portrait brings Sousa to life -- who he was, why he was driven to succeed, his love of country -- and explores his life and times through hundreds of photos, cartoons, short stories, news... view details

Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter
Randy L. Schmidt - Chicago Review Press

Written by music educator Randy Schmidt, Little Girl Blue is Karen Carpenter's definitive biography, based on exclusive interviews with her innermost circle of friends and nearly 100 others, including... view details

Miles Davis - The Complete Illustrated History
Various Authors - Hal Leonard Corporation

Here's the complete illustrated history of Miles Davis, the popular jazz trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and musical visionary. At the forefront of bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz and jazz/rock fusion,... view details

Pure Drop, A (The Life of Jeff Buckley)
Jeff Apter - Hal Leonard Corporation

Bono called Jeff Buckley "a pure drop in an ocean of noise."  In this startling new biography, Buckley's friends, peers, enemies, collaborators, lovers, and others speak of the Jeff they knew - or, in some... view details

Skydog (The Duane Allman Story)
Randy Poe - Hal Leonard Corporation

The definitive biography of one of the most revered guitarists of his generation.  Duane Allman brought white-hot intensity to his life, onstage, in the studio, and beyond.  "Skydog" reveals the complete story... view details

Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, Vol. 2
Richard Miles - GIA Publications

Taking a multi-cultural approach to band literature and conducting, Volume 2 picks up where  the first top-selling book left off, featuring compelling discussions of the most important issues facing bands... view details

Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, Vol. 3
Richard Miles - GIA Publications

A third volume of teacher guides with detailed analyses of 100 important band compositions. It also includes chapters on Making Connections by Larry Blocher, Silence and the Space of Time by... view details

Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, Vol. 4
Richard Miles - GIA Publications

Volume 4 in this well-regarded series continues in the tradition of providing insightful commentary to 100 standard works for concert band, spanning grade levels 2 through 6. In addition, thought-provoking... view details

Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, Vol. 5
Richard Miles - GIA Publications

As with the other volumes in this series, the fifth volume contains extensive analysis of 100 band compositions from grade levels 2 through 6 which includes historical background about the composition and... view details

Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, Vol. 6
Richard Miles - GIA Publications

Few resources have influenced music education more than this highly regarded series of books and recordings.  Volume 6 continues to focus attention on the educational aspects of teaching music through the... view details

Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, Vol. 7
Richard Miles - GIA Publications

Volume 7 of the best-selling "Teaching Music through Performance in Band" series sets new standards as a comprehensive and indispensable resource for band directors. Containing current perspectives on the wind... view details

Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, Vol. 8
Richard Miles - GIA Publications

This comprehensive look at concert programming was developed with assistance from dozens of band directors across the United States, Brazil, England and Spain. With companion recordings, available separately,... view details

Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, Vol. 9
Richard Miles - GIA Publications

Here's another remarkable addition to the landmark series incorporating Teacher Resource Guides for 100 band works, Grades 2-6. Includes insights on band works and composers as well as fascinating essays by... view details