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GREAT MELODIC ROCK HITS  Piano/Vocal/Guitar
1 GREAT MELODIC ROCK HITS Piano/Vocal/Guitar
New Jersey, U.S.A. Warner Bros. Publications 1993 Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
128pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly surface scuffed only. Piano/vocal/guitar tab arrangements for 28 melodic rock songs, including: The Best of My Love, Desperado, The Living Years, Save the Best for Last, Time in a Bottle, You've Got a Friend, All My Love, Cherish, It's Too Late, P.S. I Love You, Sister Golden Hair and more . . . Book weight approx. 430g. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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IRINA: Ballet, Life and Love, Baronova, Irina
2 Baronova, Irina IRINA: Ballet, Life and Love
Camberwell, Victoria, Australia Viking [Penguin Australia] 2005 0670028487 / 9780670028481 Second Impression Softcover with Dustjacket Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
x, + 534pp., unpaginated [2 x 16 page], candidly-illustrated b/white halftone plate sections. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed limp wrapper has a very light crease to lower edge rear panel, light bump to head. Wraparound, pictorial, heavy paper dustjacket lightly creased at head, minor indentations. Born into a privileged family in Russia in 1919, which was soon forced to flee, eventually to Paris, where Irina's talent for ballet blossomed, ultimately reaching stellar heights. Now resident in Australia, this is her story...Contents include: Prelims., Foreword [Clement Crisp], Prologue: Our flight from Russia. Chaptered 'parts': Childhood 1920-31. The Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo, 1931-36. Marriage 1936-39. War and Change 1939-48. A New Life, 1948-67. Epilogue, Acks., Index. Book weight approx. 900g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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MUSIC AND THE LISTENER: A Guide to Musical Understanding (Third Edition with Index), Barry, Keith
3 Barry, Keith MUSIC AND THE LISTENER: A Guide to Musical Understanding (Third Edition with Index)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Robertson & Mullins 1941 Third Edition Softcover Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
130pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Flapped card wrapper lightly edgeworn only. Textblock edges minimally flecked, else leaves clean. The author has written this book "with the object of helping people appreciate music by setting forth in simple, intelligent form, the rules, as he expresses it, of the game of music . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Foreword, Introduction, 15 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 130g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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ARTISTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET, Baum, Caroline (Text)
4 Baum, Caroline (Text) ARTISTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET
Australia The Australian Ballet Foundation 1988 0959526218 / 9780959526219 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
56pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout by Earl Carter. Item clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has small, soft corner creases, minimal edgewear. Sponsored by Waterford Wedgewood, this publication includes: Introduction by Maina Gielgud, text and photo re individual dancers, Pas de Deux, Coryphees & Corps de Ballet, Company Members. Item weight approx. 330g. Postage charge will be reduced as this book will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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THE COMPANY WE KEEP :  An Intimate Celebration of Opera Australia, Berman, Annarosa (Photography by Bridget Elliot)
5 Berman, Annarosa (Photography by Bridget Elliot) THE COMPANY WE KEEP : An Intimate Celebration of Opera Australia
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Currency Press 2006 0868197866 / 9780868197869 First Edition Softcover with Fold-in Flaps Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
ix, + 245pp., b/white photographic illustrations throughout by Bridget Elliot. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. "An illustrated celebration of Opera Australia compiled on the eve of its 50th anniversary . . . presents a lively and informative account of everything that goes into bringing an opera production to the stage, from preliminary concept to the final dress rehearsal. Lively, edifying text is complemented by intimate photographs to evoke a frenetic creative show that showcases the working lives of musicians and principal artists, chorus members, mechanists, costumiers and wig makers as well as those in the business of opera." Contents include: Acks., Prelude by Dame Joan Sutherland OM, DBE, 15 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 1.07 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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THE ILLUSTRATED DIRECTORY OF GUITARS, Bonds, Ray (Edited by)
6 Bonds, Ray (Edited by) THE ILLUSTRATED DIRECTORY OF GUITARS
London Salamander Books 2001 1840652888 / 9781840652888 Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
480pp., colour illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, reading creases there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good. Spectacularly illustrated details of acoustic and electric guitars from the sixteenth century to the present day. Thousands of facts, over 240 full-colour photograph. Description and profiles of guitar makers . . . Book weight approx. 630g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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7 Borwick, John HI FI FOR BEGINNERS
London Miles Henslow Year Books Stiff Card Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
No publication date [c.1965]. 84pp., intext, b/w halftones and instructional line drawings and graphs. Book square. Leaves clean. Illustrated, papered stiff boards have light fingermarks and a very mild lower foredge bump. 10 chapters: What we need, Loudspeakers, Amplifiers, Pickups, Tuners, Turntables, Tape, Stereo, Installing, Hi-Fi, Questions and answers. Book weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.05 AUD
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8 Bradley, E.N. RECORDS AND GRAMOPHONE EQUIPMENT
London Norman Price (Publisher) 1961 First Edition Softcover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
123pp., intext diagrams and graphs, plus a fold-out schematic illustration affixed to inner front wrap, upon which is written model reference information in the hand of a former owner. Book clean and square. Short repaired tear on head of spine. Textblock clean, bumped on head. Printed soft card wrapper mildly edgeworn and bumped. "This book has been written for everyone who plays a gramophone and who wants to know more about 'how it works', whether it is a simple record-player or expensive hi-fi equipment." Contents include: Prelims., 7 chapters, viz: Gramophone Record, Pick-ups, Tracking Arms ands Styli, Motors, Turntables, Autochangers, Record Player Amplifiers, ditto Hi-Fidelity, Loudspeakers, Stereo, Index. Book weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 21.62 AUD
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TOTAL GUITAR TUTOR (Includes CD), Burrows, Terry
9 Burrows, Terry TOTAL GUITAR TUTOR (Includes CD)
United Kingdom Carlton Books 2000 1858684862 / 9781858684864 Sixth Impression Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
256pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has several small, soft creases. Undamaged interactive 67 minute tutorial CD housed in pocket attached to inside front cover. "The ultimate guide to playing, recording and performing every guitar style . . . This comprehensive audio-visual course provides all the guidance and information you need not only to learn to play the guitar, but also to record and perform successfully. " Includes an illustrated chord dictionary containing over 1000 chords. Item weight approx. 840g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 31.02 AUD
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THE LITTLE CAPOEIRA BOOK, Capoeira, Nestor
10 Capoeira, Nestor THE LITTLE CAPOEIRA BOOK
Berkeley, California, U.S.A. North Atlantic Books 1996 1556431996 / 9781556431999 First Thus Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiv, + 147pp., b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, small soft corner crease to small section at rear. Art-illustrated (Edson Campos) card wrapper negligibly edgeworn, small soft corner crease to rear panel. Translated by Alex Ladd. "Capoeirista, historian, sociologist, actor, author, teacher and inquisitive traveller, Nestor Capoeira presents the reader with a unique and personal vision of capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian art form which includes elements of martial arts, dance and music . . . " Contents include: Preface x 2, History, O Jogo (The Game), The Music, Learning Capoeira, Final Words, Final words to the English Edition, Glossary of Basic Capoeira Terms. Book weight approx. 285g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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THE MAGIC FLUTE UNVEILED : Esoteric Symbolism in Mozart's Masonic Opera.  An Interpretation of the Libretto and the Music, Chailley, Jacques
11 Chailley, Jacques THE MAGIC FLUTE UNVEILED : Esoteric Symbolism in Mozart's Masonic Opera. An Interpretation of the Libretto and the Music
Rochester, Vermont, U.S.A. Inner Traditions 1992 089281358x / 9780892813582 First Paperback Edition, 4th Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xii, + 336pp., plus xi., plus 16 page, b/white illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has small, soft corner crease to front panel. " . . . establishes the social, historical, and religious context of Mozart's brilliant final opera, presenting compelling evidence that the entire libretto, sustained by the music, was fashioned according to Masonic ritual . . . In addition to its detailed and constructive scholarship, this book is alive with the atmosphere of eighteenth-century Vienna and its sages, royal personages, and scoundrels, who supply many fascinating sidelights on politics, music, literature, religion, and Freemasonry." Contents include: 22 chapters, Appendix 1 & 2, Commentaries on the Plates, Notes, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 515g. 
Price: 33.09 AUD
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JAZZ, Claxton, William
12 Claxton, William JAZZ
San Francisco, California, U.S.A. Chronicle Books 1996 0811813517 / 9780811813518 First Thus Softcover with Fold-in Flaps Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
124pp., full-page b/white photographic illustrations throughout by William Claxton. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, soft crease to title page. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper nominally scuffed and edgeworn only. " . . . an exciting and original collection of over seventy duotone portraits of such jazz greats as Charlie Parker, Billy Holiday, Gerry Mulligan, Mahalia Jackson, Dave Brubeck, Chet Baker, Theolonius Monk, Art Pepper and Max Roach . . . By turns exuberent, joyful and contemplative, Claxton's keen, intuitive photographs capture the nuances of the intimacy between jazz musicians and their music. With a foreword by Leonard Feather and an afterword by Terry Southern, this seminal classic is a must for anyone who appreciates jazz and fine photography." Book weight approx. 740g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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ONCE UPON A TIME (Or a Trip Through Storyland), Cole, P.C. (Words by) Loam, Arthur S. (Music by)
13 Cole, P.C. (Words by) Loam, Arthur S. (Music by) ONCE UPON A TIME (Or a Trip Through Storyland)
Melbourne/London Allan & Co./Paxton & Co. Softcover (Staplebound) Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
No publication date (copyright 1951). 28pp. Staple-bound. Several annotations, tape stains to margins. Art-illustrated limp wrapper edgeworn, nipped, several closed tears, plus previous owner's name and a number to top corner, front cover. 'Once Upon A Time' is a visit to Storyland, which includes such endearing favourites as: Red Riding Hood, Bo-Peep, Dick Whittington, Cinderella, Mother Hubbard, Aladdin, Jack and Jill, Witch and others. Contents include: Prelims., Characters and Costumes, Scene, Musical contents (11 total). Item weight approx. 20g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 10.34 AUD
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THE TEACHING OF INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC, Colwell, Richard J.
14 Colwell, Richard J. THE TEACHING OF INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
New Jersey, U.S.A. Prentice-hall 0138931313 / 9780138931315 Hardcover Very Good Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
ix, + 428pp. Later printing (1977) of publication first printed in 1969. Intext, b/white illustrations throughout: halftone plates, line-drawings, short rhythms. Ex-Library copy with minimal identifiers. Book clean and square. Minor bumps and abrading on illustrated boards. Save for noted ex-library identifiers, leaves are clean. No dustjacket. A handbook to aid in the teaching, to various school students, of a range of instrumental music. Contents include: Prelims., History of Instrumental Music, Objectives, Evaluation, Motivation, Rehearsal Techniques, Principles for Winds, ditto Brass, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Saxophone, French Horn, Cornet & Trumpet, Trombone & Baritone, Tuba, Percussion Instruments, Strings, Index. Book weight approx. 770g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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15 Des Pres, Josquin, Landsman, Mark CREATIVE CAREERS IN MUSIC
New York Allworth Press 2000 1581150490 / 9781581150490 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
ix, 213pp., b/w text. Pages crisp, clean and tight. Illustrated stiff card wrap has minimal bumps to foredge corners; else good. Divided into five parts: Publishing, Recording Business, Varied Careers, Career Development, and Changes In The Music Business. Each part has subchapters covering a variety of considerations such as: Songwriting, Copyright, Independant and Major Labels, Solo Artist, Group Member, Studio Muso, Career Development, Professional Help. An insightful book. Weight approx. 400g. 
Price: 14.89 AUD
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THE GLORIOUS CHRISTMAS SONGBOOK: A Classic Illustrated Edition, Edens, Cooper and Darling, Benjamin
16 Edens, Cooper and Darling, Benjamin THE GLORIOUS CHRISTMAS SONGBOOK: A Classic Illustrated Edition
San Francisco, California Chronicle Books 1999 0811822044 / 9780811822046 1st Thus, 1st Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
77pp., pattern-print endpapers, plus colour-art illustrations [raised from antique picture books, postcards and magazine covers] throughout. Oblong format. Quarter-cloth spine square. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Containing the lyrics of over 50 favourite songs, both contemporary and time-honoured, from 'All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth' and 'Joy To The World' to 'Winter Wonderland', this 'Glorious Christmas Songbook' is enhanced by the use of classic illustrations, in the Yuletide theme, from the late 19th and early 20th centuries...Book weight approx. 700g. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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THE SHEARERS SONGBOOK, Egan, Ted (Compiled by)
17 Egan, Ted (Compiled by) THE SHEARERS SONGBOOK
Richmond, Vic, Australia Greenhouse Publications 1984 0909104751 / 9780909104757 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
79pp., b/white halftone photographic illustrations, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Small area of surface abrasion to title page, else leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('Jacky Howe: Shearing at Alice Downs' 1892, by Robert Ingpen) card wrapper negligibly scuffed, tiny soft corner crease to front panel. This stand-alone volume in the 'Faces of Australia' series features sheet music, lyrics and guitar chords for songs on 'The Shearers' album: Northward to the Sheds, Lime Juice Tub, The Union Way, My Man's a Shearer, Jacky Howe: The Warwick Gun, Ballad of 1891, The Shearer's Bicycle Blowout, Ryebuck Shearer, Lazy Harry's, The Rouseabout, Shear the Golden Fleece and Lachlan Tigers, plus the poem 'Shearing in the Bar' and Ted Egan's background text . . . Book weight approx. 270g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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DANCING WITHOUT DANGER : The Prevention and Treatment of Ballet Dancing Injuries, Featherstone, Donald F.,  with Allen, Rona
18 Featherstone, Donald F., with Allen, Rona DANCING WITHOUT DANGER : The Prevention and Treatment of Ballet Dancing Injuries
London Kaye and Ward 1970 0718208676 / 9780718208677 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
258pp., illustrated throughout with b/white halftone plates, and line-drawings. Book clean. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Rear board slightly concaved, else boards undamaged. Textblock clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, mildly edgeworn, plus minor laminate lifting over hinge gutters. This book, unique when it was published, addresses all facets of the injuries thay may inflict the ballet dancer, be they amateur or professional. Covering prevention and treatment, contents include: Prelims., 26 chapters over 5 'parts', Appendices, Index. Book weight approx. 420g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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KNOWING IN MY BONES, Foster, Ruth
19 Foster, Ruth KNOWING IN MY BONES
London A & C Black 1976 0713616644 / 9780713616644 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
131pp., b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Monochrome, illustrated card wrapper lightly edgeworn, with a soft reading crease on front wrap. Textblock unmarked. "In this book, Ruth Foster - a pioneer in movement education - explores the nature of movement and of its expressive quality, discussing with professional actors, dancers and directors how this quality is inherent in their work." Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Introduction, Modes of Movement, Knowing my Bones, Dance, Drama, Postscript, Appendix, more. Book weight approx. 220g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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FLUTE (Yehudi Menuhin Music Guides), Galway, James
20 Galway, James FLUTE (Yehudi Menuhin Music Guides)
London Macdonald & Co. 1982 0356047121 / 9780356047126 First [P/B] Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
244pp., b/white line-drawn and photographic illustrations, diagrams, plus sections of musical scores, throughout. Introduction by Yehudi Menuhin. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn. In this stand-alone volume in the 'Yehudi Menuhin Music Guides' series, James Galway, principal flute in the Berlin Philharmonic and international pop star, writes an authoritative and enjoyable introduction to flute playing, including the history of the flute, cleaning and maintaining the instrument, playing, practising and developing technique, lessons, orchestra, chamber music, playing in a studio, soloists and more. 22 chapters over four 'parts, plus Discography and Repertoire, Index. Book weight approx. 370g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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