There are thousands of guitar books on the market, from instructional to biographical. We’ve compiled some recent titles—with a few older ones tucked in—to round out your reading list in 2020. The Hal Leonard Guitar Method, Complete Edition: Contains Books 1, 2 and 3 bound together in one easy-to-use volume by Will Schmid and […]
Popular YouTube sensation and award-winning children’s songwriter Emily Arrow has released a new book: Kid’s Guide to Learning the Ukulele: 24 Songs to Learn and Play for Kids. In this book, children will learn the fundamentals of the ukulele and practice 24 songs, games, and activities with Emily’s expert guidance. Learn how to hold, tune, […]
Since its launch in 2014, Hal Leonard’s First 50 Series has provided musicians with simplified and accessible arrangements of popular tunes to set them on the right path with their musical journey. From guitar and piano to clarinet and violin, the series has covered instruments across the spectrum. In 2020, Hal Leonard is expanding the series beyond instruments […]
Words and Music Into the Future, which examines the current state of popular songs and songwriting in the English-speaking world, includes literary criticism, songwriting analysis, and cultural commentary.
Respectful Beats™ – Simple Drumming for Seniors™ is an ebook showing you everything from basic hand drum technique to more challenging coordination ideas.
The Perpetual Beginner is part memoir, part musical instruction manual. Relating stories of his experiences as a young musician and music student in 1980s New York, author Dave Isaacs describes the key lessons that shaped his musical life and how they can help any aspiring musician at any age. The title refers to the average […]
Do you hope to expand your musical circle? Need inspiration and practical ideas for overcoming setbacks? Love music and seek new ways to enjoy it? Roots musician Gayla M. Mills will help you take your next step, whether you play jazz, roots, classical, or rock. Her book Making Music for Life: Rediscover Your Musical Passion […]
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 […]