As one of the world’s most renowned harp soloists and a passionate champion of new music for her instrument, Yolanda Kondonassis presents a comprehensive guide and conversational text on composing idiomatically for the harp, in her new book, The Composer’s Guide to Writing Well for the Modern Harp, published by Carl Fischer. The book features […]
For more than 25 years, All You Need to Know About the Music Business has been universally regarded as the definitive guide to the music industry. Now in its 10th edition, veteran music lawyer Donald Passman leads novices and experts alike through what has been the most profound change in the music business since the […]
Renowned pianist Lee Evans, author/composer/arranger of over 100 music books, has released his latest intermediate/upper-intermediate level book, Jazz Baroque:Vivaldi/Bach. The work consists of 13 jazz-tinged piano solo arrangements of music from the Baroque era. Inspired by Antonio Vivaldi and J.S. Bach, selections include music from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, J.S. Bach’s organ preludes, Inventions and Sinfonias, a work […]
There’s a lot of music publishers out there, and a lot of piano music, so we thought we would help by offering a few options from publishers we work with.
Want to learn to play like Jimi Hendrix on his own songs? Hal Leonard, the world’s largest educational music publisher, has just released a new book that offers up the full scores and lyrics to the music from all four of Hendrix’s albums. Perhaps no one has inspired more guitarists in the past 50 years […]
In her new memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream, Grammy winning artist Ani DiFranco recounts her early life from a place of hard-won wisdom, combining personal expression, the power of music, feminism, political activism, storytelling, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and much more into an inspiring whole. In these frank, honest, passionate, and often funny pages is […]
Songwriters: Give Your Mind an Escape. When to Give in to Your Distractions. An excerpt from Emma McGann’s new book The Songwriting Handbook for Beginners, Volume One: Motivational Methods
Not just a dry textbook, The Jazz Harmony Book, is an engaging and witty guide to developing a nuanced sense of harmonic color, drama, and movement.