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The Young Musician's Survival Guide: Tips from Teens and Pros

The Young Musician's Survival Guide: Tips from Teens and Pros

Learning to play an instrument can be fun and, at times, frustrating. This lively, accessible book helps young people cope with the difficulties involved in learning a new instrument and remaining dedicated to playing and practicing.

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ISBN 9780195367393
Barcode 9780195367393
Published 18 December 2008 by Oxford University Press (S2)
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
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Author(s) By Nathan, Amy
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ISBN-13 9780195367393
ISBN-10 0195367391
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Publication Date 18 December 2008
International Publication Date 1 October 2008
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd Revised edition
Edition 2nd Revised edition
Author(s) By Nathan, Amy
Category Musical Instruments & Instrumental Ensembles
Techniques Of Music
Performing Music
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 149mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 311g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Musical instruments - Instruction and study, Practicing (Music), Musical instruments - Purchasing, Instruction and study
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 784.14
Catalogue Code 44269

Description of this Book

Learning to play an instrument can be fun and, at times, frustrating. This lively, accessible book helps young people cope with the difficulties involved in learning a new instrument and remaining dedicated to playing and practicing. Teens from renowned music programs - including the Juilliard School's Pre-College Program and Boston University's Tanglewood Institute - join pro musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Paula Robison, and James Galway in offering practical answers to questions from what instrument to play to where the musical road may lead. In this revised and expanded edition, Amy Nathan has updated the book to address today's more technologically-minded young musician. Expanded sections cover the various ways students can use technology to assist in mastering an instrument and in making practice time more productive, from using the Internet to download pieces to be learned and playing along with downloaded tunes to practicing with computer-based practice programs, CDs, and videos/DVDs of musical performances. She also addresses concerns of young composers and conductors, two groups not mentioned in the original edition.The book's updated Resource Guide suggests where to get additional help, both online and off.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review How do young people cope with the demands of a life in music? For thoughts on this, Amy Nathan has turned to a variety of helpful sources. This revised and expanded edition adds new sections on the ways in which technology can assist in the process of mastering an instrument; it also addresses the special concerns of young composers and conductors. -- Teaching Music<br>

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Author's Bio

Amy Nathan is the award-winning author of several books for young people, including Meet the Musicians, Meet the Dancers, Count on Us, and Yankee Doodle Gals. A Harvard graduate with master's degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Columbia Teacher's College, she is an ever-struggling piano student and has two musical sons: one a composer and a trumpter, the other a saxophone-playing government major.

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