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Did they mention the Music?

Autobiography of Henry Mancini

Over the last few months I have been reading a number of books which followers of this site may find interesting. They are mostly, at the moment, biographies and will add a lot to one’s understanding of the music industry because they are the biographies of many important and significant figures in certainly the late 20th Century music scene.

The first book is “Did they mention the Music?” which is the autobiography of Henry Mancini, the well-known composer for films and television. It is co-written with the song-writer and lyricist Gene Lees and is a very interesting and fulsome account of Henry Mancini’s life, from his very earliest humble beginnings in Pennsylvania*, up until the time of his lamented passing.

Published by Cooper Square Press of New York
ISBN number: 0-815-1175-8.

Anne Collis

'How to Get Work', by Anne Collis
In a world where the opportunities for professional musicians seem to be shrinking, it is important to know how to maximize your advantages and put yourself in pole position in the race to get the jobs!

1. First Rule, be the best! There is absolutely no point in doing anything to push yourself forward unless you really are good! There are lots of people around who ‘talk the talk’, but that is not enough. Practise, practise, practise, then practise some more!

2. Second Rule. Be the best!

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Etudes and Tutorial Study Material
I have written for you, the student, a series of exciting and stimulating studies for various percussion instruments. Click through to see if there is one (or more!) for you. Cheers! Nigel.

Read information about instrumentation, performance and aptitude levels and to see a sample of each set.

Here are the ones I have done so far:
These offer practical solutions in getting students to problem solve the various technical and musical issues which multi-percussion writing can throw up.