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The Technique of Piano Playing
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The Technique of Piano Playing

By Gat Jozsef

Collet's (Publishers) Ltd., London / Corvina Press, Budapest. Translated by István Kleszky. Illustrations by Jeno Szots. Condition: Book is very good clean and sound throughout, the Covers show slight fading top and bottom and the dust jacket worn. A comprehensive guide to learning how to play the piano, in which József Gát (Former Professor of Music at the High School of Budapest) shares his methods and techniques. Richly illustrated in black & white with photographs, drawings, diagrams and sheet music. Contents: Preface, Preface to the Second Edition, Tone and Tone-Colouring Possibilities of the Piano. Of the Swing-Stroke. The Synthesizing Process and the Adapting Movement. Seat and Body Posture. Legato and Staccato. On Finding Contact with the Instrument. On the Naturalness of Movement. On Practising. Slow Practising of Fast Playing. On the Role of the Various Joints. Structure and Form of the Hand. The Fundamental Playing Forms and Their Variants. The Technique of Octaves and Chords. The Tremolo. Skips. Glissando. Finger Technique. The Playing of Scales. Scales in Thirds. Passages.Trills. The Technique of Repetition. On the Playing of Etudes. Fingering. Complementary Gymnastic Exercises. Notes on Teaching the Technical Problems of Beginners. Index. List of Filmstrips.

£40.00

TEACH YOURSELF SONG WRITING
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TEACH YOURSELF SONG WRITING

By LINDSAY MARTIN

ENGLISH UNIVERSITIES PRESS LTD. Chapters on the Song Market, the Popular Lyric, the Popular Melody, Writing and selling the Popular Song. The book is clean and sound throughout . d/w has been repaired and a little 'shelf worn' There is a bookplate pasted on the inside stating the book was presented as an Open prize to a pupil of Bishop's Stortford College [UK] in June 1963.

£5.00

Psychology for Musicians
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Psychology for Musicians

By Buck Percy C

O.U.P. Very Good. With d/w. A guide to musicians and teachers dealing with technique and habit in relation to performing.Psychology.

£5.00

A Symposium.

By HANDEL

Oxford University Press. Very Good. Ed. Abraham Gerald Ernest Heal.Probably never read but the dust cover shows shelf wear and is priced clipped. Hard cover.

£14.00

Sibelius

By Cecil Gray

Oxford University Press. Written during 1930-31 giving details of Sibelius' background,about the man himself, orchestral and choral works, Miscellaneous compositions, the Symphonies with a considered opinion of his music as a whole and complete list of works. Hard back in good clean condition with the cover showing slight scuffing and a pressure mark of 2cms on the cover but the surface is not broken.

£5.00

Notes on Bach's Organ Works: Book 1. Eight Short Preludes and Fugues

By W. Emery

Novello.. Small paperback. A Companion to the Revised Novello Edition Part 1. First printed in 1952. Nice and clean throughout.

£5.00

Organs and tuning
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Organs and tuning

By ELLISTON Thomas

Weekes. A practical handbook for organists, being a treatise on the construction, mechanism, tuning and care of the instrument published in 1898. [Third edition]. The book is sound and very clean throughout but the hard cover does show some age spotting and scuffing with a neat repair having been made to the spine. Considering the age of the book I would describe it as very good.

£10.00

With The Artists

By Samuel Applebaum

John Markert & Co. New York. World famed string players discuss their art. Published in 1955 World famed string players discuss their art. Written for students, teachers and amateur and professional string players. Many full page pictures of renowned string players. VG+

£20.00

Music Therapy

By Juliette Alvin

Hutchinson. Very Good +. Revised edition. The definitive account of music in psychiatric and physical treatment. Comes with jacket which does have some repair.

£17.75

EURYTHM THOUGHT IN ACTION: The Principles and Practice of Vocal and Physical Therapy

By H. H. Hulbert

Novello and Company Ltd. Designed for the use of the teachers and students of vocal and physical education. Exercises for health, breathing for voice etc.With illustrations. Minor signs of use to the cover inside very good + throughout.

£7.75

The Fairyland Of Music - A Fairy Story With Music

By Ernest Austin

Methuen & Co. A nice little book for children linking the story of Fairies to Music and the story is punctuated by small tunes for piano for perhaps the story teller to play whilst reading the story. The book itself is in lovely clean condition but the centre block of pages have become slack at the top of the spine. The cover has a small 5mm brown stain at the bottom left.

£12.50

The Music of Bach, an Introduction

By Terry Charles Stanford

Dover. Trade Paperback in card cover. Size: 214x135mm. x,104 pages with frontispiece and tables. New Book not previously read. Authoritative. Stanford made the music of Bach a large part of his life's work.

£5.00

Notes in Advance

By William: Glock

Oxford UP,. Very Good. An autobiography in music Hardback in blue, gilt to spine in portrait jacket. xi,226 pages plus 16 pages of b/w illustrations. A producer at the forefront of twentieth-century British music. Includes photographs and pen portraits of many of the centuries finest musicians. Book is Fine jacket is sunned to spine else

£9.00

Christmastide melodies

By Various

News Chronical. Very Good +. Published by News Chronicle: Nicely bound in hard covers [green with gilt lettering] in lovely condition: 45 traditional Carols, Christmas Songs and Piano Music

£12.50

The English Madrigal

By Fellowes Edmund

OUP. Very Good. Small handbook h/b with chapters on 'Music in the Elizabethan Home', The Madrigal [origins etc] The Words, The Composers. 111 pp's with 11 illustrations; 12mo - over 6¾'' - 7¾'' tall

£8.00

Violin Playing

By Woof Rowsby

Edward Arnold. Very Good. Small h/b book in very good condition. Chapters on care of violin, left hand intonation etc, the bow, vibrato etc 103pp's; 12mo - over 6¾'' - 7¾'' tall

£5.00

History of Rock and Roll.

By Miller Jim [edited]

Picador. Very Good. The Rolling Stone. A new edition of the best and most complete history brought up to date and expanded. 474 pp's in soft covers

£10.00

English National Song

By Baring Gould

Acorn Edition. Very Good. 8.5 x 5.5''. An Historical Sketch of English National Song, reprinted [1960's?]by the executors of Baring-Gould, first published in 1895 in English Minstrelsie. 36 pp's with small drawings to illustrate instruments, singers etc

£7.00

Teaching of Elementary. Music and Movement Education

By Gebhard U / Kugler M

Don Bosco Verlag. Good +. Text entirely in German. Photos of percussion instruments and music examples .Condition Good +

£6.00

Songs that made history.

By Piggott HE

In very good condition; first edition; J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London; 1937; text and musical score with no annotations; binding tight; black & white frontis page illustration of 'Rouget De Lisle singing the Marseillaise', by Guffens. Clean beige cloth covered Hard covers [no d/j]with just a little age browning at sides, with brown lettering;Preface states that the book is an expansion and modification of the scripts of a course of broadcast talks given in in the autumn of 1936. Songs include God save the King, Lili-Burlero and historical songs of Ireland, A Welsh song, Some American songs, etc.

£20.00

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