A Dictionary for the Modern Singer

Author: Matthew Hoch
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810886561
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An indispensable guide for students of singing, vocal pedagogues, and lovers of the art of singing, this dictionary will help students to more fully understand the concepts articulated by their teachers. Topics include vocal pedagogy, voice science, vocal health, styles, genres, performers, diction, and other relevant topics.

A Dictionary for the Modern Clarinetist

Author: Jane Ellsworth
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810886480
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In A Dictionary for the Modern Clarinet, scholar and musician Jane Ellsworth offers lovers of the clarinet the premiere reference book for information about this remarkable instrument.

A Dictionary for the Modern Percussionist and Drummer

Author: James A. Strain
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810886936
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A Dictionary for the Modern Percussionist and Drummer is an essential resource for any student, professional, or amateur musician who wants to delve into the vast world of percussion and drumming instruments and terminology. With an emphasis on modern terms in many languages and genres, James A. Strain has defined, detailed, and explained the use of percussion instruments and drums not only for classical genres (such as orchestra, symphonic, band, and opera) but also for popular styles (such as jazz, rock, music theater, and marching band). Also included are those world music instruments and ensembles commonly found in public school and university settings (such as steel drum bands, samba bands, and gamelan ensembles) as well as historical genres related to rope and rudimental drumming. Written for professional and amateur percussionists as well as non-percussionist educators, this book includes valuable topics on instrument construction and tuning and specific playing techniques, as well as instrument setup diagrams with models and ranges of keyboard percussion instruments. With more than 300 images and examples, it is the ideal reference book to enable any musician to better understand the extensive world of percussion and drumming.

A Dictionary for the Modern Conductor

Author: Emily Freeman Brown
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810884011
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In this book, author and conductor Emily Freeman Brown offers easy-to-read definitions of key musical terms, translated foreign terms, examples of usage from orchestral music, and practical vocabulary in multiple languages.

A Dictionary for the Modern Trumpet Player

Author: Elisa Koehler
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810886588
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Filled with concise and detailed definitions, A Dictionary for the Modern Trumpet Player includes biographies of prominent performers, teachers, instrument makers, and composers of trumpet solo and ensemble literature often omitted from other musical references.

A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist

Author: Stephen Siek
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810888807
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A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist combines nearly four hundred entries covering classical and popular pianists, noted teachers, terminology germane to the piano’s construction, and major manufacturers. Speaking to the needs of the modern performer, it also includes entries on jazz and pop artists, digital pianos, and period instruments. Transcending simple alphabetical definitions, Stephen Siek’s careful attention both to legacy and detail make the dictionary an invaluable addition to any pianist’s library.

All Things Strings

Author: Jo Nardolillo
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810884445
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String players face a bewildering array of terms related to their instruments. As string playing is a living art form, passed directly from a master of the instrument to the student, the words used to convey complex concepts, such as bow technique or fingering systems, have developed into an extensive vocabulary that can be complicated, sometimes vague, and even contradictory. In All Things Strings: An Illustrated Dictionary, violinist and author Jo Nardolillo offers a comprehensive resource for terminology related to the modern string family of instruments from violin and viola to cello and double bass. Reaching across languages and genres, this reference work features over 150 musical examples and illustrations and includes an extensive bibliography as well as a detailed chart of bowstrokes.

A Dictionary for the Modern Flutist

Author: Susan J. Maclagan
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810867281
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A Dictionary for the Modern Flutist presents clear and concise definitions of more than 1,500 common flute-related terms that a player of the Boehm-system flute may encounter. Fully illustrated with more than 100 images, the entries contain descriptions of words related to all aspects of the flute: flute types, flute parts, flute repair, playing techniques, acoustics, articulations, intonation, common ornaments, flutemaking, flute history, flute music books, and more. Susan Maclagan has thoroughly researched and classified each term, including important flute words that have caused confusion or not been clearly defined previously, listing them alphabetically with concise, in-depth definitions. Carefully labeled illustrations for many flute types, parts, mechanisms, and accessories help to make the definitions easier to visualize. The entries also consist of brief biographies of more than 50 significant names in the flute community worldwide. Several appendixes provide further information on subjects like flute classifications, types of modern Boehm-system flutes and their parts, key and tone hole names, head joint options, and orchestra and opera audition excerpts. Two articles, Checking Your Flute Tuning and Scale by the flutist and pedagogue Trevor Wye_who also contributed the foreword_and Flute Clutches by the historian David Shorey, are also included, as well as an extensive bibliography.

Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music

Author: Nicole V. Gagné
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810867656
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In the last decade of the 19th century, modernist sensibilities reached a critical mass and emerged more frequently in music as composers began employing dissonance, polyrhythm, atonality, and densities. Conversely, many 20th-century composers eschewed modernist devices and wrote accessible works in a tonal idiom, which drew chiefly on classical, romantic, and folk models. Then the postmodern sensibility followed, with its enthusiasm for the unprecedented availability of virtually every type of music, andit engendered numerous sub-groups, including multiculturalism, minimalism, multimedia, and free improvisation. Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music focuses on modernist and postmodern classical music worldwide from 1890to the present. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries, with more than 60 entries explaining the methods, styles, and acoustic and electronic media peculiar tonew music, and over 350 entries giving essential information on the lives and work of the people who have composed and performed that music. Those entries also include pop, jazz, and rock composer/musicians whose work either overlaps the realm of classical music or else is so radical within its own field that it merits discussion in this context. This book is a must for anyone, musician or non-musician, student or professional, who seeks to research and learn more about any significant aspect of modern and contemporary classical music worldwide.

Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater

Author: Scott J. Miller
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810863197
Format: PDF, ePub
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With the Meiji Restoration in 1868, Japan opened its doors to the West and underwent remarkable changes as it sought to become a modern nation. Accompanying the political changes that Western trade ushered in were widespread social and cultural changes. Newspapers, novels, poems, and plays from the Western world were soon adapted and translated into Japanese. The combination of the rich storytelling tradition of Japan with the realism and modernism of the West produced some of the greatest literature of the modern age. Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater presents a broad perspective on the development and history of literature_narrative, poetry, and drama_in modern Japan. This book offers a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and concepts that played a central role in the evolution of modern Japanese literature.