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barbara-froman's picture
Apr.11.2013
This is a digression. I was planning to go right to structure, but couldn't without discussing character first, and its musical equivalent. The flute solo in my last post, Syrinx, illustrated not only parts, patterns, and structure, but also character. We can think of it as a monologue, written...
SusanVH's picture
May.31.2012
Just learned from my editor that Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers is a YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Nominee. This award from the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American...
SusanVH's picture
May.02.2011
Modern Drummer magazine kindly invited yours truly to guest blog about the new book, Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin,' and its charitable tie-in, music-in-schools advocacy group SupportMusic.com. Be sure to check it out! Many thanks, Modern Drummer, for the opportunity!
SusanVH's picture
May.02.2011
Modern Drummer magazine kindly invited yours truly to guest blog about the new book, Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin,' and its charitable tie-in, music-in-schools advocacy group SupportMusic.com. Be sure to check it out! Many thanks, Modern Drummer, for the opportunity!
SusanVH's picture
Apr.28.2011
Great news! Booklist applauds Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin' in its May 1 ish! This large, well-designed volume tells the stories behind eight significant American makers of musical instruments: Zildjian (cymbals), Steinway & Sons (pianos), C.G. Conn (band instruments), Martin (guitars), Ludwig (...
SusanVH's picture
Apr.01.2011
No foolin' – it's April 1, official publication date of Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers!From the book's Amazon page:Meet the inventors and innovators who defined American music history. A radio repairman named Leo Fender imagined a solid-body electric guitar...