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All That Jazz! Jack Wheaton ISBN 0912675926 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop All That Jazz! -by- Jack Wheaton. ISBN 0912675926. A book to help nonmusicians understand and appreciate the excitement, originality and historical significance of jazz; the first part provides some historical background to the development of Afro-American music, examining contributions from Africa, western Europe and the United States; the second part of the book concentrates on developing listening skills; and the third section deals with the relationships between aesthetics, technological advances and social changes and how they have affected jazz. (Ardsley House Publishers, New York, 1994) Used second hand softcover book, 379 pages. In very good condition.
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Arranged By Nelson Riddle The Definitive 
Study of Arranging By America's No. 1 Composer Arranger and Conductor Nelson Riddle IF0127 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Arranged By Nelson Riddle The Definitive Study of Arranging By America's No. 1 Composer, Arranger and Conductor -by- Nelson Riddle. IF0127. (Nelson Riddle, 1985) No ISBN. Used second hand spiral-bound softcover book, 200 pages. Name stamp of previous owner on title page. Light wear to edges and corners of covers and pages. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
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Asian Music For Beginners by Alan Bellhouse Second Edition ISBN 0725701854 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Asian Music For Beginners -by- Alan Bellhouse. Second Edition. ISBN 0725701854. Used second hand paperback book. Study of Asian songs, Asian music and Asian musical instruments. 119 black and white illustrations. 135 pages. ISBN 0725701854. (William Brooks & Co. Sydney. Undated but circa 1981) Name of previous owner written on front free endpaper. Covers are creased and worn. Foxing on edges of pages, else pages are very good. _
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At The Mighty Organ Geoffrey Wyatt ISBN 0902280228 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop At The Mighty Organ -by- Geoffrey Wyatt. ISBN 0902280228. The story of the cinema organs of the 1920s and 1930s which are now enjoying a comeback in popularity; with photographs of many of the organists and technical diagrams. (Oxford Illustrated Press, Oxford, 1974) Used second hand hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket. 98 pages. Dust jacket sunned. Tape marks on flaps of dust jacket and endpapers from plastic covering now removed. Marks on endpapers. Some light foxing. Bookshop bookplate inside front cover. Else good.
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Australian Country Music David Latta Peter Brennan ISBN 0091825814 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Australian Country Music -by- David Latta. Photography -by- Peter Brennan. ISBN 0091825814. A wide-ranging survey of the Australian country music scene, with profiles of the major figures of the present and future; they talk about their lives and their work, and the people and experiences which have shaped their art. The legends: Slim Dusty, Smoky Dawson, Reg Lindsay and Jimmy Little. The balladists: John Williamson, Ted Egan and Brian Letton. The great female voices: Anne Kirkpatrick, Jean Stafford and Jeanette James. The songwriters: Allan Caswell, Graeme Connors and Stan Coster. Our overseas success stories: the LeGarde Twins, James Blundell and Wayne Horsburgh. The rising young stars: Melinda Johnstone, Tanya Walsh and Kathryn Pitt. The new country exponents: The Happening Thang, The Danglin' Bros and Keith Glass. Used second hand softcover book. 208 pages. (Random House Australia. Sydney. 1991) Remainder mark on lower edge of pages. Corners bumped. Else very good. Weight 800 grams.
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Australian Rock 'n' Roll The First Wave Michael Sturma 0864173822 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Australian Rock 'n' Roll The First Wave -by- Michael Sturma. ISBN 0864173822. Australian Music. Essays on the Australian rock 'n' roll era of the mid-1950s to the early 1960s; a book for those who recall the world after Elvis but before the Beatles and who want to recall its energy and vitality. (Kangaroo Press Pty Ltd. Sydney. 1991) Used second hand book. Softcover book. 96 pages. Lower corner bumped. else very good.
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Blood, Sweat And Beers Oz Rock From The Aztecs To Rose Tattoo -by- Murray Engleheart. ISBN 9780732289355. Australian Rock. Against a backdrop of interviews with all the major Australian players and international heavyweights, Murray Engleheart hands out the earplugs and the morning-after aspirin on a tour through the bar-brawling, riot-inducing and occasionally gun-toting Oz rock culture. Used second hand paperback book. 378 pages. (HarperCollinsPublishers. 2010) Light foxing on edges of pages. Corners of covers bumped. Else in very good condition. Weight 600 grams.
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Bodgie Dada And The Cult Of Cool Australian Jazz Since 1945 John Clare Gail Brennan ISBN 086840103X used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Bodgie Dada And The Cult Of Cool Australian Jazz Since 1945 -by- John Clare and Gail Brennan. ISBN 086840103X. Australian Jazz. The authors take the first detailed look at the post-war history of the esoteric levels of jazz culture in Australia; the interaction of jazz with pop and rock is brilliantly captured; the authors also go beyond the confines of jazz to conjure up the jitterbugging bodgies, hipsters, communists and fubsy old buffs who have been associated with the development of jazz in Australia. Copiously illustrated with black and white and colour photographs. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 218 pages. (University of New South Wales Press. Sydney. 1993) A few marks on upper edge of pages. Else in fine condition. Weight 900 grams.
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Early Recordings and Musical Style Changing Tastes In Instrumental Performance 1900-1950 Robert Philip ISBN 0521235286 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Early Recordings and Musical Style Changing Tastes In Instrumental Performance 1900-1950 -by- Robert Philip. ISBN 0521235286. The author argues that the reasons for examining early 20th-Century performance are compelling; it is the earliest period from which the primary source material has survived - we have the performances themselves and do not have to rely on documents; furthermore, the recordings have preserved the general performance practice of the period in great detail including habits which are scarcely mentioned in written documents; early 20th-Century recordings have a particular relevance to the study of performance practice in the 19th-Century; recordings also show how performance has gradually changed from the early 20th-Century to our own time, demonstrating how practices of the 20th-Century have evolved. Used second hand hardcover book. No dust jacket. 274 pages.(Cambridge University Press. Reprint. 1994) Neat pencil underlining on some pages. Else in excellent condition. Weight 800 grams.
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Empire Of The Song Victorian Songs and Music Olivia Bailey Book+CD ISBN 1840674687 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Empire of The Song Victorian Songs and Music -by- Olivia Bailey. Book+CD. ISBN 1840674687. Music History and Development. Queen Victoria reigned from 1837 to 1901 and this book outlines the development of popular music over these sixty-four years which saw some of the greatest changes in music that Britain has ever seen; from the polkas and waltzes at the beginning of her reign, the reintroduction of Christmas Carols through the influence of her German husband Prince Albert, the start of the music hall in the 1850s, and the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan, through the invention of the gramophone in 1877, Victorian Britain was most definitely the 'Empire of the Song'. (Caxton Editions. London. 2002) Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 128 pages. Dust jacket is worn on edges and bumped on corners. Book itself is very good. Some light marks on the CD and it appears to be good.
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Essays By Goddard Lieberson Written Between 1948 and 1956. Booklet conceived by Brigitta. (No publisher. No place. Printed in 1957.) Used second hand hardcover book. No dust jacket. Unpaginated. Covers (printed all over with the letters "GL") are grubby and sunned on spine. Foxing on endpapers. All else is very good.
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Five Centuries Of Keyboard Music An Historical Survey Of Music For Harpsichord And Piano by John Gillespie Dover Publications (1972) ISBN 048622855X 
used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Five Centuries Of Keyboard Music An Historical Survey Of Music For Harpsichord And Piano -by- John Gillespie. Dover Publications (1972). ISBN 048622855X. A comprehensive survey of the development of solo keyboard works; this book defines what the differences between great works such as by Bach, Beethoven, and Liszt among others, relates the various interconnections between them, and provides information on the hundreds of other keyboard composers, An unabridged replication of the first (1965) edition. 116 musical illustrations; 22 photographic plates and 3 other illustrations. Used second hand paperback book. 463 pages. (Dover Publications Inc. New York. 1972) Covers are worn on edges. Else very good. Weight 780 grams.
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French Song From Berlioz To Duparc The Origin And Development Of The Melodie Fritz Noske translated  
Rita Benton ISBN 0486221040 Dover Publications Second Edition 1970 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop French Song From Berlioz To Duparc The Origin And Development Of The Melodie -by- Fritz Noske -translated by- Rita Benton. ISBN 0486221040. Dover Publications Second Edition 1970. Music Literature. The melodies of Berlioz, Liszt, Gounod, Bizet, Delibes, Massenet, Saint-Saens, Lalo, Franck, Faure, Duparc and others are described and analysed as to structure, style, prosody, and melo-harmonic features; the author's sensitive evaluation of the songs, coupled with over 250 musical examples, will provide singers with ample evidence of the quality of many melodies, some of which deserve reintroduction to the concert stage. Used second hand softcover book. 454 pages+index. (Dover Publications. 2nd edition 1970) Covers are lightly grubby. Foxing on edges of pages else pages are in fine condition.
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Ghunyatu'l Munya The Earliest Persian Work On Indian Classical Music translated Shahab 
Sarmadee ISBN 8172111444 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Ghunyatu'l Munya The Earliest Persian Work On Indian Classical Music -translated into English and annotated by- Shahab Sarmadee. ISBN 8172111444. (Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, in association with Northern Book Centre, New Delhi, 2003) Used second hand hardcover book. No dust jacket. 158 pages. In fine condition.
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Great Days And Jolly Days The Story Of Girls' School Songs Celia Haddon ISBN 0340222301 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Great Days And Jolly Days The Story Of Girls' School Songs -by- Celia Haddon. ISBN 0340222301. Foreword -by- Joyce Grenfell. While you may have forgotten the names of recent acquaintances, you haven't forgotten Miss Chesterman the English Mistress, or Miss Williams the Games Mistress; and with these thoughts come snatches of music, occasional lines, or and sometimes  whole verses of a completely remembered school song; with a light and affectionate touch, the author brings a sense of pathos and nostalgia, recapturing the world of girls' education over 100 years and more, reflected in the lines they sang; illustrated with b/w photographs and line drawings; lyrics but no music notation. (First edition, 1977, Hodder and Stoughton, London) Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket, 128 pages. Covered in clear plastic sleeve. Light foxing on edges of pages, small dollop of whiteout at top of fep, else very good.
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Great God A' Mighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds Celebrating The Rise Of Soul Gospel Music Jerry Zolten 
ISBN 0195152727 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Great God A' Mighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds Celebrating The Rise Of Soul Gospel Music -by- Jerry Zolten. ISBN 0195152727. The Dixie Hummingbirds were the original spiritual pioneers of song; they set the standard for all to follow by spreading the message of God's love through quartet singing. (Oxford University Press. 2003) Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 370 pages. Dust jacket is creased and lightly worn on some edges and corners. All else is in fine condition. Weight 800 grams.
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Guide To Writing Collection Development Policies For Music Amanda Maple Jean Morrow Kristina 
L Shanton Music Library Association Technical Reports Series No.26 ISBN 0810838656 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Guide To Writing Collection Development Policies For Music -by- Amanda Maple & Jean Morrow -indexed by- Kristina L Shanton. Music Library Association Technical Reports Series No. 26. ISBN 0810838656. This guide, a supplement to the ALA's Guide for Written Collection Policy Statements, is meant to assist librarians, both music specialists and generalists, who are responsible for writing collection development policies for music collections in academic, conservatory, and public libraries. It includes a checklist for writing a collection development policy, an outline of elements with examples from actual collections, and an example of a complete collection development policy. Used second hand softcover book, 110 pages. (The Scarecrow Press Inc, Lanham and Music Library Association, 2001) Ex-library with the usual marks and stamps. Covers are worn on edges and bumped in corners. Else very good.
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Hard Bop Academy The Sidemen Of Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers Alan Goldsher ISBN 0634037935 HL00330896 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Hard Bop Academy The Sidemen Of Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers -by- Alan Goldsher. ISBN 0634037935. HL00330896. Jazz legend Art Blakey was one of jazz's foremost talent scouts; the instrumentalists who flowed in and out of Blakey's ever-evolving collective, the Jazz Messengers, during their 36-year run, were among the most important artists of any era; part oral history, part loving homage, this book is an affectionate look at these talented musicians; features firsthand interviews with 24 former Jazz Messengers including Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard, Cedar Walton, and Wynton Marsalis; a literary jam session saluting a group that always had and always will deliver the hard bop message. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 179 pages. (Hal Leonard Corporation. Milwaukee. 2002) In fine condition.
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Hi-Fi Stereo Servicing Guide -by- Robert G Middleton. 1970. ISBN 0572007426. Mr Middleton discusses all components of the hi-fi stereo (except record players and tape recorders which are covered in other volumes); each topic covers a full chapter: AM tuner troubles, FM tuner troubles, stereo multiplex troubleshooting, introduction to audio amplification, servicing audio amplifiers, installing hi-fi speakers, system evaluation and trouble location, and text equipment performance verification; generously illustrated with appropriate schematics and diagrams; each chapter concludes with an analysis of common trouble symptoms for that particular system. (1970, Foulsham-Sams Technical Books, W Foulsham & Co, Slough, UK) Used second hand hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket, now protected in a clear plastic sleeve, 111 pages. Dust jacket is soiled, worn and chipped on edges. Foxing on eps. Bookshop bookplate inside cover. 2 pages have small section of damage at bottom where they were uncut and have been torn apart, else very good.
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Highway 61 Revisited The Tangled Roots of American Jazz Blues Rock and Country Music Gene Santoro ISBN 0195154819 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Highway 61 Revisited The Tangled Roots of American Jazz, Blues, Rock and Country Music -by- Gene Santoro. ISBN 0195154819. Music critic Gene Santoro's exploration of the influence of jazz on most forms of American music - blues, folk, gospel, psychedelic rock, country, bluegrass, soul, funk, hiphop; explores cultural and musical links between Louis Armstrong, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Lenny Bruce, The Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, and many others (Oxford University Press, 2004) Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 312 pages. Dust jacket stretched a little along upper edge. Remainder mark on lower edge of pages. Else very good condition. Weight 620 grams..
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In Defence Of Classical Music by Andrew Ford ABC Books ISBN 0733315941 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop In Defence Of Classical Music -by- Andrew Ford. ISBN 0733315941. How can the string quartets of Brahms or the symphonies of Beethoven possibly be relevant in our post-9/11 world? Composer and broadcaster Andrew Ford argues that it is BECAUSE we live in such discordant times that classical music is more valuable that it has ever been; he offers a series of short essays each taking as its starting point the music of a single composer; he includes Dowland, Haydn, Berlioz, Ravel and the contemporary Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho to present a composite picture of classical music. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 190 pages. (ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Sydney. 2005) In excellent condition.
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Inside Early Music Conversations With Performers by Bernard D Sherman ISBN 0195097084 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Inside Early Music Conversations With Performers -by- Bernard D Sherman. ISBN 0195097084. Twenty-three of the leading musicians of the early music movement speak about their passion for early music - why they are attracted to a historically oriented approach and how it shapes their work. Conversations with John Eliot Gardiner, Roger Norrington, William Christie and Philippe Herreweghe; choral director Peter Phillips of the Tallis Scholars; vocalists Susan Hellauer of Anonymous 4 and Barbara Thornton of Sequentia; fortepianists Robert Levin and Malcolm Bilson; harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt; cellist Anner Bylsma; and many others. (Oxford University Press. New York. 1997) Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 414 pages. In fine condition.
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Jazz Hot And Hybrid by-Winthrop Sargeant 3rd Edition 1976 ISBN 0306800012 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Jazz, Hot And Hybrid -by- Winthrop Sargeant. 3rd Edition. ISBN 0306800012. Jazz: what jazz is, where it came from, its connection with African music, and its 'pure' forms and commercialisations; illustrations, footnotes, bibliography, & index. Used second hand paperback book. 302 pages. (DA Capo Press, New York, Third Edition, 2nd printing, May 1976) Name & date written on title page. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good condition.
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Kpegisu A War Drum of The Ewe by David Locke featuring Godwin Agbeli ISBN 0941677397 Performance In World Music Series No.8 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Kpegisu A War Drum of The Ewe -by- David Locke -featuring- Godwin Agbeli. ISBN 0941677397. Performance in World Music Series No. 8. African Drumming. Kpegisu is one of the oldest orally transmitted festivals of West Africa; Kpegisu performances, or "Drums" include tuneful, poetic songs about profound subjects, rich in allegory and metaphor; in this a study of traditional African song, renowned master drummer Godwin Agbeli joins with Africanist and ethnomusicologist David Locke to communicate the rhythmic, tonal and metaphorical power of Kpegisu. (White Cliffs Media Co, Tempe, AZ, 1992) Used second hand softcover book. 192 pages. Ex-library with the usual marks and stamps. Pocket inside rear cover. Corners bumped, else very good.
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Music Autoethnographies Making Autoethnography Sing Making Music Personal edited 
Brydie-Leigh Bartleet Carolyn Ellis ISBN 9781921513404 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Music Autoethnographies Making Autoethnography Sing Making Music Personal -edited by- Brydie-Leigh Bartleet and Carolyn Ellis. ISBN 9781921513404. Music. Communication in Music. Autoethnography is an autobiographical genre that connects the personal to the cultural, social, and political; usually written in the first person voice, autoethnographical works appear in a variety of creative formats; this edited volume investigates the synergies between music and autoethnography by presenting work in which the relationships between these two areas is explored through the eyes, ears, emotions and stories of music and autoethnography practitioners. Used second hand softcover book. 273 pages. (Australian Academic Press. Bowen Hills, Qld. 2009) In fine condition.
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Music In The Baroque Era From Monteverdi To Bach by Manfred F Bukofzer (1947) used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Music In The Baroque Era From Monteverdi To Bach -by- Manfred F Bukofzer. (W W Norton & Company Inc, New York, 1947) No ISBN. Used second hand hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket, 489 pages. Dust jacket is sunned, grubby and fairly tattered on edges.  Book itself is good, with light foxing and some soiling on edges of pages. Weighs 1.1 kilograms.
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Music In The Moment -by- Jerrold Levinson. ISBN 9780801474293. Used second hand book. Music Philosophy. Does understanding a piece of music depend upon reflective awareness of musical architecture or large-scale musical structure? The author argues that basic understanding of music only requires properly grounded, present-focused attention. Used second hand paperback book. 184 pages. (Cornell University Press. Ithaca. 1997) Some scuffs to covers and a few small marks on edges of pages. Else very good.
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Music Industry Management The Information and Working Documents You Need to Successfully Manage Band 
and Solo Careers Shows and Tours Copyright Including Independent Release Alan Gordon 2nd Edition 2002 ISBN 0646359762 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Music Industry Management The Information and Working Documents You Need to Successfully Manage Band and Solo Careers, Shows and Tours, Copyright Including Independent Release -by- Alan Gordon. 2nd Ed. 2002. ISBN 0646359762. Chapters cover: Management defined; Music industry careers; Running a music industry business; Marketing and promotion; Managing band and solo careers; Managing shows and tours; Managing copyright; Music retail management. Used second hand spiral-bound softcover book. 225 pages. (Artform Publications. Lismore. 2002) Covers are worn on edges and around spirals and have some indent marks. Pages are very good. Weight 600 grams.
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Musicophilia Tales Of Music And The Brain by Oliver Sacks (2007) ISBN 9780330444361 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Musicophilia Tales Of Music And The Brain -by- Oliver Sacks (2007). ISBN 9780330444361. Oliver Sacks examines the powers of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians, and everyday people; he explores how catchy tunes can subject us to hours of mental replay; how music can animate people with Parkinson's disease who can otherwise not move, give words to stroke patients who cannot otherwise speak, and calm and organise people whose memories are ravaged by Alzheimer's or amnesia; humans are a musical species and to us music is irresistible, haunting, and unforgettable, and in this book Oliver Sacks tells us why. Used second hand paperback book. 381 pages. (Picador/Pan Macmillan Ltd, London, 2007) First page is cut at top where some idiot has cut away a name. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good. Weight 600 grams.
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New Structures In Jazz and Improvised Music Since 1960 by Roger T Dean (1992) ISBN 0335098975 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop New Structures In Jazz and Improvised Music Since 1960 -by- Roger T Dean. ISBN 0335098975. 230 pages. Second hand paperback book. (Open University Press. UK. 1992) Ex-Library with stickers and stamps on front and last pages. Covers are worn on corners and edges. Pages are very good.
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Nurtured By Love by Shinichi Suzuki translated Waltraud Suzuki (1978) ISBN 0909698163 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Nurtured By Love -by- Shinichi Suzuki -translated- Waltraud Suzuki (1978). ISBN 0909698163. Violinist and teacher Shinichi Suzuki presents the philosophy and principles of his teaching methods for developing the natural abilities of every child; he illustrates by examples the amazing success of his work with young pupils at his music school in Japan; Professor Suzuki presents his method called Talent Education, that every child is born with ability. Used second hand paperback book. 124 pages. (Centre Publications, Melbourne. First Australian Edition July 1978) Name written on first page. Else very good condition.
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People And Pianos A Pictorial History Of Steinway & Sons by Theodore E Steinway (2005) SIGNED by Henry Steinway ISBN 157467112X used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop People And Pianos A Pictorial History Of Steinway & Sons -by- Theodore E Steinway (2005). SIGNED BY HENRY STEINWAY. ISBN 157467112X. in 1953, Theodore E Steinway wrote the original edition of this book in longhand on yellow legal pads, chronicling the history of Steinway & Sons till that time; filled with historic photographs, his book was given to employees as a memento to commemorate the company's 100-year anniversary; it was never released to the public until now, with this new edition, which reproduces the original book as it was written and designed in 1953; additional recollections have been contributed by Henry Z Steinway, the last family member to remain involved with the company, and an update by Bruce Stevens, the company's current president, continue the story of Steinway & Sons to the present day. A gift inscription 'To Bill' signed by Henry Z Steinway written on the half title page. Used second hand hardback book in dust jacket. 178 pages. HL00331667. (Classical Music Today/Amadeus Press. 2005) Corners and top of spine of dust jacket lightly worn. Spine of dust jacket sunned. Else in fine condition. Weight 700 grams.
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Perfect Beat The Journal of Research into Contemporary Music and Popular Culture, Volume 1 Number 1, July 1992 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Perfect Beat The Journal of Research into Contemporary Music and Popular Culture, Volume 1 Number 1, July 1992: Sight Reading; Music Videos, MTV and Movie Soundtracks; Rap, Radio and Industrial Analysis -edited by- Philip Hayward & Tiffany Hutton (supported by the Mass Communications discipline, Macquarie University, Sydney and distributed by Manic Ex-poseur, Melbourne) ISSN 1038-2909. Used second hand softcover book, 98 pages. Wear to edges of covers. Pages are in excellent condition. Contents are: World Music, Indigenous Music and Music Television in Australia (Tony Mitchell); Music Power: Kylie, Bowie and 'The Delinquents' (Diane Jarosiewicz); Music Video, Maerketing and Misadventure - A Career Study of the Hummingbirds (Melissa Battersby & Meret Valtwies); Spectacular Signification - Noiseworks' Freedom Video (Philip Hayward & Rachael Privett); Ornament and Crime: The Hip Hop Avant Garde of the Late 80s (McKenzie Wark); The Music Industry and Pop Culture - The Case for an Australian Study (Marcus Breen); Teeth Gritted Harmonies - Music Policy on Australian Public Radio (Katrina McManus); Feature Review: Writing Rock History - The Sex Pistols and Their Role in the Seventies' New Wave (Philip Hayward); Reviews.
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Prelude to "The Afternoon of a Faun" -by- Claude Debussy -edited by- William W Austin. Norton Critical Scores. ISBN 0900277068. Includes an authoritative score; text of Stephane Mallarme's poem; backgrounds and sources; criticism and analysis. (Chappell & Co Ltd. London. 1970) Used second hand softcover book. 167 pages. Covers are creased and worn. Foxing on edges of pages. Else pages are very good.
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Rock and Roll An Unruly History -by- Robert Palmer. ISBN 0517700506. The companion volume to the PBS Television Series of the same name. (Harmony Books, New York, 1995) Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 323 pages. Dust jacket is worn on edges with one small tear on front lower edge. Some marks on upper edges of pages. Else very good. Weighs 1.1 kilograms.
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Rock Music Styles A History Fifth Edition Katherine Charlton ISBN 9780073121628 for sale, 
Rock Music Styles A History Fifth Edition Katherine Charlton ISBN 9780073121628 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Rock Music Styles A History -by- Katherine Charlton. Fifth Edition. Used second hand softcover book. Musical commentary in a historical and social framework; traces the development of rock music from its roots in country and blues to the most contemporary trends; well-chosen song examples and easy-to-read listening guides illustrate the defining characteristics of rock styles and develop the ability to make connections between the popular music of yesterday and today. 348 pages and glossary and index. ISBN 9780073121628. (McGraw-Hill Higher Education. Boston. 2008) Corners are bumped. Small tear in edge of title page. Else very good. Weight 820 grams.
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Royal Festival Hall The Official Record -by- Clough Williams-Ellis (1951). Introduction -by- Sir Malcolm Sargent. The official description of London's Royal Festival Hall, its design, construction, furnishing and decorations; illustrated with b/w photographs, architectural plans, diagrams and b/w & coloured illustrations. (published by Max Parrish, London, in association with the London City Council, 1951) Used second hand hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket, 128 pages. Dust jacket fairly tattered on edges with small pieces missing, book now protected in a clear plastic sleeve. Bookplate sticker on fep. Foxing on first and last few pages and on edges of pages. Name written on back of fep. Else very good.
Product Id: MB11248
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Singing Australian A History Of Folk And Country Music -by- Graeme Smith. ISBN 1864032413. Australian musical History. This book traces the history of two different Australian musical movements, from the folk revival of the 1950s, through bush bands to eclectic world music fusions, and outback balladeers to urban new country; the Australian folk and country movements both lay claim to be uniquely Australian and both have had distinctly different histories and audiences, but on-stage the barriers are breaking down as they share musical styles and exchange performers. Includes extensive end notes and bibliography. Used second hand paperback book. 250 pages. (Pluto Press Australia. North Melbourne. 2005) Light scuffing to covers. Corners bumped. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else very good. Weight 550 grams.
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Tchaikovsky The Ballet Suites -text by- David Foil. Black Dog Music Library. This book contains a CD with highlights from Swan Lake, Op. 20, Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 and Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71 with Efrem Kurtz conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra; annotated minute-by-minute commentary on the music so you can listen to the ballet suites while enhancing your understanding and appreciation of the music. (Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers. New York. 1995) ISBN 1884822398. Used second hand small hardcover book with CD. No dust jacket. Light foxing on covers. Pages are in fine condition. CD is unused and still sealed into its plastic pouch.
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The Heritage of Vienna edited Karl Bittman ISBN 0959140409 Ex-Library Copy used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop The Heritage of Vienna -edited by- Karl Bittman. ISBN 0959140409. Ex-Library copy. Music. This anthology looks at the achievement of Vienna in the fields of music, the arts, literature, thought and science in which it was cradle and home to outstanding men and women; the chapters have been written by a number of immigrants and their friends, most of them from Vienna, who came to Australia as a result of the great upheaval prior to and following the last World War; illustrated with b/w photographs. (1983, Nova Novelty Co, Sydney, with the support of the Viennese Theatre (Sydney) and the assistance of the Department of Sociology of the University of NSW) Used second hand hardcover book, no dust jacket, 128 pages. Ex-library with the usual marks and stamps. Covers are soiled and have some insect damage, foxing inside covers, corners bumped, pages are very good.
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The Natalia Sats Children's Musical Theatre by Victor Victorov Raduga Publishers Moscow ISBN 505000683X used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop The Natalia Sats Children's Musical Theatre -by- Victor Victorov. ISBN 505000683X. Russian Music History. Natalia Sats is a Russian director, writer, social activist, laureate of the Lenin and State Prizes of the USSR, Hero of Socialist Labor, People's Artist of the USSR; she did much work with ASSITEJ (The International Association of Theatres for Children and Youth) and her most important achievement was the establishment of the Children's Musical Theatre. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket covered in clear plastic sleeve. 141 pages (Raduga Publishers. Moscow. 1986) Tape marks on endpapers. Dust jacket worn on edges Else in very good condition.
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The Rolling Stones It's Only Rock 'n' Roll The Stories Behind Every Song Steve Appleford ISBN 0732263042 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop The Rolling Stones It's Only Rock 'n' Roll The Stories Behind Every Song -by- Steve Appleford. ISBN 0732263042. Tells the story of The Rolling Stones exclusively through their songs, going behind the scenes at the recording sessions and witnessing the making of Stones albums, from the psychadelia-drenched to the decadent blues and country; every aspect of the Stones legend is explored; illustrated in colour and black and white. Used second hand softcover book. 256 pages. (HarperCollinsPublishers. Sydney 1997) Corners of covers are bumped. Else in fine condition. Weight 850 grams.
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The Story Of Christian Music From Gregorian Chant To Black Gospel An Illustrated Guide To All The Major 
Traditions Of Music In Worship Andrew Wilson-Dickson ISBN 0745931426 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop The Story Of Christian Music From Gregorian Chant To Black Gospel An Illustrated Guide To All The Major Traditions Of Music In Worship -by- Andrew Wilson-Dickson. ISBN 0745931426. Covers each period of European musical history, as well as the Orthodox tradition, the growing African scene, and the many-sided American music picture. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 256 pages. (Lion Publishing. Oxford. 1992) A few marks on the edges of pages. Else in fine condition. Weight 1.1 kilograms.
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The Sydney Eisteddfod Story 1933-1941 -by- Jennie Rowley Lees. ISBN 9780975748336. Signed by the author on the title page. (Sydney Eisteddfod. Sydney. 2008) Used second hand softcover book. 315 pages. Knocked on lower corner of rear cover. Else in excellent condition.
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The Tao Of Music Using Music To Change Your Life -by- John M Ortiz. ISBN 0717127265. The author shows how you can use music to help deal with life's challenges; he offers "musical menus" of carefully selected songs and melodies, reflective of various emotional states, that you can use to progress from identifying your pain to healing it; he also provides creative exercises, anecdotes and case histories that reveal the transformative power of music. (Newleaf, Gill & Macmillan Ltd, Dublin, 1997) Used second hand softcover book, 390 pages. Light wear and creasing to dust jacket, edges of pages grubby, else very good.
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The Third Ear On Listening To The World Joachim-Ernst Berendt Tim Nevill ISBN 1852300493 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop The Third Ear On Listening To The World -by- Joachim-Ernst Berendt. Translated from the German -by- Tim Nevill. ISBN 1852300493. Foreword -by- Yehudi Menuhin. Originally published in 1985 entitled 'Das Dritte Ohr'. People today rely too much on their eyes, and the ear has been relegated to second place; musicologist Berendt takes us on an expedition into the world of hearing; we will travel through the distant realms of the universe, into the secrets of nuclear physics, biology and physiology, listen to politics, sociology, ethnology and the great spiritual traditions; our vehicle will be the ear, for it is only by learning to use our ears that we may experience the fullness of being that is our full birthright. Used second hand softcover book. 234 pages. (Element Books, UK, 1988) Corners lightly bumped. Light wear to covers. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
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The Well-Tempered String Quartet: A Book of Counsel and Entertainment for all Lovers of Music in the Home -by- Bruno Aulich and Ernst Heimera. English translation -by- D Millar Craig. Two amateur musicians who have performed in a quartet for ten years relate the trials and joys of making music at home. Practical hints on whether and how each chamber music work can be successfully tackled by amateurs. (Novello & Co. London. Revised with additions. 1949) Used second hand book. Small hardcover book in dust jacket. 147 pages. Dust jacket is poor: half the spine is missing; worn and torn on edges and corners; grubby. Bookshop bookplates on front flap of dust jacket and inside front cover. Name of previous owner written on front free endpaper. Foxing on endpapers and title page and edges of pages. Text is very good.
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The World Of Musical Comedy -by- Stanley Green. Revised and Enlarged Fourth Edition. The story of the American musical stage as told through the careers of its foremost composers and lyricists; with an Appendix listing the casts, credits, songs and recordings of every musical listed in the book. (A S Barnes & Co Inc. San Diego. 4th ed. 1980) ISBN 04980233443. Used second hand large hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket. 480 pages. Dust jacket is worn on edges and corners with a few small tears in upper edge. Foxing and some soiling on edges of pages. Else very good. Weighs 1.4 kilograms.
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Twentieth-Century Music A History of Musical Style in Modern Europe and America (The Norton Introduction to Music History Series) -by- Robert P Morgan (1st Ed 1991). ISBN 039395272X. Music History. The author skilfully traces the diverse currents that have characterised art music in the twentieth century. (W W Norton & Company. New York. First ed. 1991) Used second hand book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 554 pages. In fine condition.
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Your Name's On The Door 10 Years Of Australian Music Tracee Hutchison ISBN 0733301150 used second hand book for sale in Australian second hand book shop Your Name's On The Door 10 Years Of Australian Music -by- Tracee Hutchison. ISBN 0733301150. The author looks at Australian rock music in the 1980s from backstage; over 30 rock musicians talk to her about a decade that saw Australian music become an international commodity. (ABC Enterprises for the Australian Broadcasting Commission, 1992) Used second hand softcover book, 230 pages, edges of some pages tanned, corners knocked, else good.
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