Best Music Bibliographies & Indexes Books

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1. The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics

Author: by David G. Dodd
Published at: Simon & Schuster; Reissue edition (October 13, 2015)
ISBN: 978-1501123320

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Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the most popular and enduring band ever: Even the most hardcore Deadheads will be impressed by this obsessively complete look at the Grateful Dead’s lyrics (Publishers Weekly). The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an authoritative text, providing standard versions of all the original songs you thought you knew forwards and backwards.

These are some of the best-loved songs in the modern American songbook. They are hummed and spoken among thousands as counterculture code and recorded by musicians of all stripes for their inimitable singability and obscure accessibility. How do they do all this?

To provide a context for this formidable body of work, of which his part is primary, Robert Hunter has written a foreword that goes to the heart of the matter. And the annotations on sources provide a gloss on the lyrics, which goes to the roots of Western culture as they are incorporated into them.

An avid Grateful Dead concertgoer for more than two decades, David Dodd is a librarian who brings to the work a detective’s love of following a clue as far as it will take him. Including essays by Dead lyricists Robert Hunter and John Perry and Jim Carpenter’s original illustrations, whimsical elements in the lyrics are brought to light, showcasing the American legend that is present in so many songs.

2. The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire

Author: by Ted Gioia
Published at: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (July 6, 2012)
ISBN: 978-0199937394

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The Jazz Standards, a comprehensive guide to the most important jazz compositions, is a unique resource, a browser’s companion, and an invaluable introduction to the art form. This essential book for music lovers tells the story of more than 250 key jazz songs, and includes a listening guide to more than 2,000 recordings.

Many books recommend jazz CDs or discuss musicians and styles, but this is the first to tell the story of the songs themselves. The fan who wants to know more about a jazz song heard at the club or on the radio will find this book indispensable.

Musicians who play these songs night after night now have a handy guide, outlining their history and significance and telling how they have been performed by different generations of jazz artists. Students learning about jazz standards now have a complete reference work for all of these cornerstones of the repertoire.

Author Ted Gioia, whose body of work includes the award-winning The History of Jazz and Delta Blues, is the perfect guide to lead readers through the classics of the genre. As a jazz pianist and recording artist, he has performed these songs for decades.

3. The Hal Leonard Pocket Music Dictionary

Author: by Hal Leonard Corp.
Published at: Hal Leonard (January 1, 1993)
ISBN: 978-0793516544

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(Book).Here’s the most contemporary music dictionary on the market! Conveniently divided into three main sections: The Dictionary of Music Terms defines over 2,000 music terms concisely, including notation and theory terms, instruments and terms used in pop music, electronic music and the music business; The Dictionary of Musicians provides more than 400 capsule biographies of composers and other musicians; and Reference Charts give instant, at-a-glance summaries of the essentials of music, encompassing instrumental and vocal ranges, notation signs and symbols, and scales, modes and key signatures.

4. Learn Your Fretboard: The Essential Memorization Guide for Guitar (Book + Online Bonus Material)

Author: by Luke Zecchin
Published at: (October 20, 2014)
ISBN: 978-0992550721

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Finally, fretboard memorization made easy! Do you get lost on the guitar neck? Not knowing the notes on the fretboard is a common problem that slows down and confuses the learning process. It’s very difficult to find your way around if you can’t read the map!

Fortunately, developing a working knowledge of the fretboard is among the simplest and most beneficial things a guitar player can do to streamline and accelerate their learning. Learn Your Fretboard offers a fresh and straightforward approach to memorizing the guitar neck.

This handbook outlines a definitive system for fretboard visualization that will inspire breakthroughs for guitar players of all skill levels. Regardless of whether you’ve tried and failed before, this is the perfect companion for any guitarist wanting to develop a command of the fretboard in real playing situations!

Why you’ll love this book…Crack the code! Demystify the structure and layout of the guitar neck. Navigate like a pro! Locate any note, chord, or scale shape with ease.Skip the guesswork! Be able to explain what you’re playing to others.Get creative!

5. 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (1,000… Before You Die Books)

Author: by Tom Moon
Published at: Workman Publishing Company (August 4, 2008)
ISBN: 978-0761139638

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The musical adventure of a lifetime. The most exciting book on music in years. A book of treasure, a book of discovery, a book to open your ears to new worlds of pleasure. Doing for music what Patricia Schultzauthor of the phenomenal 1,000 Places to See Before You Diedoes for travel, Tom Moon recommends 1,000 recordings guaranteed to give listeners the joy, the mystery, the revelation, the sheer fun of great music.

This is a book both broad and deep, drawing from the diverse worlds of classical, jazz, rock, pop, blues, country, folk, musicals, hip-hop, world, opera, soundtracks, and more. It’s arranged alphabetically by artist to create the kind of unexpected juxtapositions that break down genre bias and broaden listeners’ horizons it makes every listener a seeker, actively pursuing new artists and new sounds, and reconfirming the greatness of the classics.Flanking J.S.

Bach and his six entries, for example, are the little-known R&B singer Baby Huey and the ’80s Rastafarian hard-core punk band Bad Brains. Farther down the list: The Band, Samuel Barber, Cecelia Bartoli, Count Basie, and Afropop star Waldemer Bastos.

6. Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, Fourth Edition (Indiana Repertoire Guides)

Author: by Maurice Hinson
Published at: Indiana University Press; Fourth edition (December 3, 2013)
ISBN: 978-0253010223

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Guide to the Pianist’s Repertoire continues to be the go-to source for piano performers, teachers, and students. Newly updated and expanded with over 250 new composers, this incomparable resource expertly guides readers to solo piano literature. What did a given composer write?

What interesting work have I never heard of? How difficult is it? What are its special musical features? How can I reach the publisher?It’s all here. Featuring information for more than 2,000 composers, the fourth edition includes enhanced indexes. The new “Hinson” will be an indispensable guide for many years to come.

7. Reading Lyrics

Author: by Robert Gottlieb
Published at: Pantheon; 1st edition (November 21, 2000)

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A comprehensive anthology bringing together more than one thousand of the best American and English song lyrics of the twentieth century; an extraordinary celebration of a unique art form and an indispensable reference work and history that celebrates one of the twentieth century’s most enduring and cherished legacies.

Reading Lyrics begins with the first masters of the colloquial phrase, including George M. Cohan (Give My Regards to Broadway), P.G. Wodehouse (Till the Clouds Roll By), and Irving Berlin, whose versatility and career span the period from Alexander’s Ragtime Band to Annie Get Your Gun and beyond.

The Broadway musical emerges as a distinct dramatic form in the 1920s and 1930s, its evolution propelled by a trio of lyricistsCole Porter, Ira Gershwin, and Lorenz Hartwhose explorations of the psychological and emotional nuances of falling in and out of love have lost none of their wit and sophistication.

Their songs, including Night and Day, The Man I Love, and Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, have become standards performed and recorded by generation after generation of singers. The lure of Broadway and Hollywood and the performing genius of such artists as Al Jolson, Fred Astaire, Ethel Waters, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, and Ethel Merman inspired a remarkable array of talented writers, including Dorothy Fields (A Fine Romance, I Can’t Give You Anything but Love), Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls), Oscar Hammerstein II (from the groundbreaking Show Boat of 1927 through his extraordinary collaboration with Richard Rodgers), Johnny Mercer, Yip Harburg, Andy Razaf, Nol Coward, and Stephen Sondheim.

8. Degas, Painter of Ballerinas

Author: by Susan Goldman Rubin
Published at: Harry N. Abrams; Illustrated edition (April 16, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1419728433

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Through Edgar Degas’s beloved paintings, drawings, and sculptures, Susan Goldman Rubin conveys the wonder and excitement of the ballet world. Degas is one of the most celebrated painters of the impressionist movement, and his ballerina paintings are among the most favorite of his fans.

In his artwork, Degas captures every moment, from the relentless hours of practice to the glamour of appearing on stage, revealing a dancer’s journey from novice to prima ballerina. Observing young students, Degas drew their poses again and again, determined to achieve perfection.

The book includes a brief biography of his entire life, endnotes, bibliography, where to see his paintings, and an index.

9. Improvising Jazz

Author: by Jerry Coker
Published at: Touchstone; Reprint edition (September 15, 1987)
ISBN: 978-0671628291

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This work offers useful information on how jazz music can be improvised.

10. Ella Fitzgerald: A Biography Of The First Lady Of Jazz

Author: by Stuart Nicholson
Published at: Da Capo Press; Reprint edition (August 22, 1995)
ISBN: 978-0306806421

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The life of the very private and media-shy Ella Fitzgerald has long been shrouded in a mixture of half-truths and fiction. What emerges in Stuart Nicholson’s groundbreaking biography is a remarkable story of a poor black girl’s determination to realize the American Dream in the face of racial and sexual prejudice.

She succeeded, and is now the definition of “jazz singer” to millions, one of the greatest of all jazz musicians. In this fullest account ever of her life, Nicholson draws on fresh research and interviews with Ella’s friends and colleagues.

Supplemented by Phil Schaap’s authoritative discography, Ella Fitzgerald is a rich and revealing portrait of one of the most popular American singers in history.

11. The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings: Eighth Edition

Author: by R. M. Cook
Published at: Penguin Books; Revised edition (November 28, 2006)
ISBN: 978-0141023274

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Reviews jazz recordings, organized by performer, and includes biographical details and lineups.

12. The Flute Book: A Complete Guide for Students and Performers (Oxford Musical Instrument Series)

Author: by Nancy Toff
Published at: Oxford University Press; 3rd edition (August 29, 2012)
ISBN: 978-0195373080

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Teachers and flutists at all levels have praised Nancy Toff’sThe Flute Book, a unique one-stop guide to the flute and its music. Organized into four main parts-The Instrument, Performance, The Music, and Repertoire Catalog-the book begins with a description of the instrument and its making, offers information on choosing and caring for a flute, sketches a history of the flute, and discusses differences between members of the flute family.

In the Performance section, readers learn about breathing, tone, vibrato, articulation, technique, style, performing, and recording. In the extensive analysis of flute literature that follows, Toff places individual pieces in historical context. The book ends with a comprehensive catalog of solo and chamber repertoire, and includes appendices with fingering charts as well as lists of current flute manufacturers, repair shops, sources for flute music and books, and flute clubs and related organizations worldwide.

In this Third Edition, Toff has updated the book to reflect technology’s advancements-like new digital recording technology and recordings’ more prevalent online availability-over the last decade. She has also accounted for new scholarship on baroque literature; recent developments such as the contrabass flute, quarter-tone flute, and various manufacturing refinements and experiments; consumers’ purchase prices for flutes; and a thoroughly updated repertoire catalog and appendices.

13. Choral Repertoire

Author: by Dennis Shrock
Published at: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (April 7, 2009)
ISBN: 978-0195327786

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Choral Repertoire is the definitive and comprehensive one-volume presentation of the canon of the Western choral tradition. Designed for practicing conductors and directors, students and teachers of choral music, amateur and professional singers, scholars, and interested vocal enthusiasts, it is an account of the complete choral output of the most significant composers of this genre throughout history.

Organized by era (Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern), Choral Repertoire covers general characteristics of each historical era; trends and styles unique to various countries; biographical sketches of over 500 composers; and performance annotations of more than 5,000 individual works. This book will be an essential guide to programming, a reference tool for program notes and other research, and, most importantly, a key resource for conductors, instructors, scholars, and students of choral music.