Music References


Once you've learned how to use microphones and mixers, and to record instruments and vocals, you'll need to know how recording software programs work and how to choose and optimize your recording system. This book and DVD use detailed illustrations and screen shots, plus audio and video examples, to give you a comprehensive understanding of recording software and plug-ins.

Author:Bill Gibson
Publisher or Producer:Hal Leonard Corporation
Format:Book & CD

A Complete Technical Guide

Whether you're a musician or a woodworking enthusiast, you'll thoroughly enjoy Roger Siminoff's book, Constructing A Solid Body Guitar. This 64-page manual uses over 150 photos, several illustrations and four life-size blueprints to assist the reader in choosing the proper materials and tools, as well as using the correct skills and techniques to produce a beautiful handmade instrument that doesn't look handmade at all! Plastic-comb bound.

Composer:Roger H. Siminoff
Publisher or Producer:Hal Leonard Corporation

Learn the secrets to a successful singing career! A perfect complement to technique books, this essential handbook teaches how to: develop stage presence and musical identity; choose songs that showcase your voice; understand musical notation and create lead sheets; find the best key for your song; rehearse your band; choose and use mics and PAs; overcome stage fright; ace auditions; generate publicity; and more!

Author:Carolyn Wilkins
Publisher or Producer:Berklee Press
Format:Book & CD

A method that's fast, fun and designed for the 'do-it-yourselfer.' Familiar songs can be played almost immediately because the student reads only the melody line and chord symbols. Also provides the incentive for continuing serious music study.

Song List:
After The Ball
Annie Laurie
Auld Lang Syne
Beautiful Brown Eyes
Beautiful Dreamer
Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere
Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms
A Bicycle Built For Two (Daisy Bell)
Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home
The Caissons Go Rolling Along
Camptown Races
Can Can Polka
Capricco Italien
Carnival Of Venice
Cielito Lindo (My Pretty Darling)
Down In The Valley
Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes
Du, Du Liegst Mir Im Herzen (You, You Weigh On My Heart)
Emperor Waltz
Faith Of Our Fathers
The First Noel
The Foggy, Foggy Dew
For He's A Jolly Good Fellow
Forty-Five Minutes From Broadway
The Glow Worm
Gold And Silver Waltz
Good Night Ladies
Hello! Ma Baby
Holy, Holy, Holy
Home On The Range
Home Sweet Home
I Love You Truly
I've Been Working On The Railroad
In The Good Old Summertime
In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree
Jingle Bells
Kerry Dance
L'estudiantina (Waldteufel E)
La Spagnola
Liebestraum (Dream Of Love)
Little Annie Rooney
Little Brown Church In The Vale
Little Brown Jug
Loch Lomond
Long, Long Ago
Love's Old Sweet Song
Marine's Hymn
Merrily We Roll Along
Midsummer Night's Dream Overture
Minute Waltz
My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean
My Country, 'Tis Of Thee (America)
My Gal Sal
My Sweetheart's The Man In Moon
My Wild Irish Rose
O Worship The King
Oh! Susanna
Old Folks At Home (Swanee River)
Pop Goes The Weasel
The Rose Of Tralee
Sailing, Sailing
Santa Lucia
Short'nin' Bread
Silent Night
Sirens Waltz
Sweet And Low
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Tell Me Why
This Train
Tres Jolie
Vienna Life
When The Saints Go Marching In
When You Were Sweet Sixteen
Whispering Hope

Author:Hal Leonard
Publisher or Producer:Hal Leonard Corporation

John Bell Young explores some of the richest and most memorable instrumental music ever written. How did this prolific musician compose more than a thousand masterpieces in a career that spanned less than two decades? Young's colorful analysis of a Schubert's greatest orchestral, piano and chamber works deftly illuminates these issues. The accompanying CD features superb performances by Claudio Arrau.

Author:John Bell Young
Publisher or Producer:Amadeus Press
Format:Book & CD

Illustrated dictionary groups major, minor, and related chords together. Contains easy-to-understand diagrams.

Author:Peter Pickow
Publisher or Producer:Music Sales America

24 page dictation book, printed by Can-Wes Music Supplies Ltd.

Author:Cadenza Music, Can-Wes Music Supplies Ltd.
Publisher or Producer:West-Can Music Supplies Ltd.

This book takes us back to Fender's beginnings with the most comprehensive collection of Fender historical photos, product shots, patent drawings, and advertising materials ever published. Whether you are a musician, a lover of Fender lore, an instrument collector, or a curious history buff, your search ends here for the ultimate and definitive book presenting the complete, unedited Fender story.

• Rare photos of Leo Fender on bonus disc

• The largest collection of Fender historical photos, product shots, patent drawings, and advertising materials ever published

Author:Richard Smith
Publisher or Producer:Hal Leonard Corporation
Format:Book & CD

This unique WRITING BOOK consists of a series of music history stories. Many of the words appear in notation so that the student will need to read notes in order to comprehend each composer's biography. The "Music History Speller" is recommended for all music students: instrumental, piano, and general classroom music. The contents are especially valuable for study in music appreciation classes. Music appreciation and note reading are developed simultaneously.

Author:John W. Schaum
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing

This Handy Guide shows the notation, fingering and keyboard diagrams for all the important chords used in modern popular music. Only the most practical position of each chord is shown. Two bass notes are given for each chord. Major, minor, diminished, augmented, sixth chords, seventh chords, ninth chords, eleventh chords and thirteenth chords are clearly shown. Includes a chord chart and major scale chart.

Author:Morton Manus
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing

This handy reference guide fits into your guitar case or pocket and is organized in a unique dictionary style permitting you to locate any chord quickly.

Author:Morton Manus
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing

Learning chords for the five-string banjo have never been so easy. Basic chords in G tuning, C tuning, D tuning and D-minor tuning are clearly shown. Neck diagrams are used that show easy-to-read fingerings. Music notation is explained and tips on tuning are given. Identifying keys and the capo are also explained.

Author:Dick Weissman
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing