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The Absolute Essentials of Songwriting Success
Rand Bishop - Alfred Music Publishing

Your greatest desire is for your original songs to be recorded, released, and broadcast.  But do you have a realistic plan to make this dream your reality?  Author and hit tunesmith Rand Bishop draws from 40... view details

Alfred's Teach Yourself Garageband
Various - Alfred Music Publishing

This book and DVD combo will show you everything you need to know to get started with GarageBand today!  Whether you're a beginner with no training, or you have some knowledge of GarageBand and are in need of... view details

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The Art and Science of Planning a Choral Concert
Barbara Harlow - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

Planning a choral concert requires consideration of the conductor's vision, the singers' hopes, and the audience's expectations. The underpinnings of a great concert are many and varied, and this book explores... view details

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Assessment in Music Education
Martin Fautley - Oxford University Press

This book discusses assessment and its role in teaching and learning music in the classroom.  For improving learning and raising standards, it puts the case for formative assessment, day-by-day, rather than... view details

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At This Theatre
Louis Botto & Robert Viagas - Hal Leonard Corporation

Theatre-goers' favorite history of Broadway is back in an updated and expanded 2010 edition including more than 500 color production photos, vintage archival photos, and Playbill covers from all forty... view details

Audio Fundamentals
Pyramind - Alfred Music Publishing

The first volume in the Signal Flow group of books from the Pyramind Training Series covers the life cycle of sound in today's production studios; choosing the right computer, DAW, and microphones for your... view details

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The Bride's Guide to Musicians
Anne Roos - Hal Leonard Corporation

In "The Bride's Guide to Musicians: Live Wedding Music Made Easy and Affordable," renowned harpist Anne Roos draws upon 25+ years of experience to guide you every step of the way in planning the musical... view details

Broadway Musical Quiz Book, The
Laura Frankos - Applause Publications

This book includes nearly 80 quizzes on every aspect of the Broadway musical, including sections devoted to the careers of major Broadway stars, songwriters, directors, and producers, ranging from Ethel Merman... view details

Broadway Musicals
Peter Filichia - Hal Leonard Corporation

It happens every season: Broadway has one, two, or a few hit musicals, but many, many more flops.  This book takes a look at the extreme cases from each season of the past half-century.  From hits like "The... view details

The Complete History of Guitar World
Various - Hal Leonard Corporation

In this extraordinary book, the complete history of "Guitar World" is chronicled - from July 1980, when the very first issue, which featured Johnny Winter on its cover, took the guitar-playing community by... view details

December 8, 1980 (The Day John Lennon Died)
Keith Elliot Greenberg - Hal Leonard Corporation

Follow the events leading to the horrible moment with Mark David Chapman calmly fired his .38 Special into icon John Lennon with this book.  Lennon, as well as the other Beatles, his family, the shooter, fans,... view details

Defying Gravity (The Music of Stephen Schwartz)
Carol de Giere - Hal Leonard Corporation

"Defying Gravity" takes readers into the creative world of Broadway and film composer Stephen Schwartz, from writing "Godspell's" score at age 23 through the making of the megahit "Wicked."  For this first... view details

Everybodys Talking (The Top Films of 1965-1969)
Barry Monush - Hal Leonard Corporation

"Screen World" editor Barry Monush tells the reader why his top film selections stood out among all the others released between 1965 and 1969.  The text is accompanied by illustrations of movie ads, tie-in... view details

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Fab Four Faq 2.0 ("The Beatles" Solo Years: 1970-1980)
Robert Rodriguez - Hal Leonard Corporation

In the years following the 1960s, "Beatle" fans around the world were twice-stunned: in 1970, when their beloved group disbanded, and ten years later when the murder of John Lennon ended a decade of hope that... view details

The Funky Bass Book
Bill Leigh - Hal Leonard Corporation

This is the ultimate collection of "funktified" wisdom and inspiration, from the grooving pioneers of R&B, soul, and funk to the flame-tending funkateers of hip-hop, neo-soul, and gospel. With interviews and... view details

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (75th Anniversary Celebration)
Robin Thompson - Amadeus Press, Inc.

In this lavishly illustrated 75th anniversary volume, created with the participation of the Gershwin estate, opera producer and author Robin Thompson recounts the history of "Porgy and Bess" as he looks at the... view details

Guitar Player Presents Clapton, Beck, Page
Michael Molenda - Hal Leonard Corporation

Culled from the archives of "Guitar Player" magazine, one of the most credible and long-standing music publications, "Guitar Player Presents Clapton, Beck, Page" traces the mammoth and influential careers of... view details

Hey Mom! Listen to This! (A Parent's Guide to Music)
Elaine Schmidt - Hal Leonard Corporation

A soup-to-nuts guide for parents as they enrich their child's life with music.  Starting with early-childhood Kindermusik, the book covers everything from strings, winds, and choral music to piano, guitar,... view details

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I'm the Greatest Star (Broadway's Top Musical Legends from 1900 to Today)
Robert Viagas - Hal Leonard Corporation

Here is the first major survey of Broadway musical theatre stars, telling the life stories of 40 stage luminaries from Al Jolson, Fanny Brice and Gwen Verdon, to Nathan Lane, Patti Lupone and Audra McDonald.... view details

Integrating Technology with Music Instruction
Greg Foreman & Kyle Pace - Alfred Music Publishing

This is a comprehensive guide to implementing technology in the music classroom. It offers practical strategies for utilizing technology to increase student learning, motivation and engagement, and helps... view details

Keyboard Presents: Classic Rock
Ernie Rideout - Hal Leonard Corporation

"Keyboard Presents: Classic Rock" brings out the stories behind the hits on drive-time radio, as told by the keyboard-playing artists and sidemen who created them. What was Billy Joel thinking when he wrote... view details

Leonard Bernstein at Work (His Final Years, 1984-1990)
Steve J. Sherman - Amadeus Press, Inc.

This remarkable photographic essay of Leonard Bernstein during the last six years of his life gives us rare insight into the disparate, sometimes vastly conflicting elements that shaped his work and deeply... view details

Life in Music, A (Conversations with Sir David Willcocks and Friends)
William Owen - Oxford University Press

Told in a series of interviews with Sir David Willcocks and rounded out with reflections from a roll-call of eminent composers, musicians and friends, this book presents a portrait of a highly gifted musician... view details

Mastering Sibelius 6
Gabriel Cobas - Alfred Music Publishing

This program is the premier music scoring and notation program for any composer, songwriter, arranger, publisher, or musician who wants to create scores for any instrument on the computer and share them with... view details

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