What Every Singer Should Know
by Millie Ryan
Publisher: Franklin Publishing 1910
This book is not for the purpose of instruction in singing, as singing is an art which cannot be taught from book or correspondence. I aim through the medium of my book to have a "heart-to-heart" talk with the beginner, and with those who contemplate the study of voice culture. I wish to give all the valuable "hints" and "helps" that it has taken years of experience to gather, covering all the questions that are absolutely necessary to know, making it brief, simple and understandable.
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The harmonica is much more than a mere toy; it can produce rich music that is impossible for many other instruments. It is easy to learn; no need to remember any fingerings etc., just remember that the notes ascend in a certain way.
by Josef Hofmann - Doubleday, Page and Company
This little book presents a general view of artistic piano-playing and offers to young students the results of such observations as I have made in the years of my own studies, as well as of the experiences which my public activity has brought me.
by Douglas Cohen - CUNY Brooklyn College
The aim is to introduce you to works representative of a variety of music traditions, and to enable you to speak and write about the features of the music you study, employing vocabulary and concepts of melody, rhythm, and form used by musicians.
by E. T. Jaynes - Washington University
The main purpose of this book is to explain certain physical considerations useful not only to a beginner learning how to play a musical instrument, but also to an accomplished musician trying to gain full technical mastery of an instrument.