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Reviews of Music-Related Books: Lyrics Translations, Sheet Music, and Instruction

 

These reviews by Shira discuss books containing sheet music, percussion guides, song lyric translations, and music instruction.

 

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Sheet Music & Percussionist Guides

A Near Eastern Music Primer. By Mimi Spencer. Sheet music and translations of lyrics for 7 Near Eastern songs Book Cover for Near Eastern Music Primer
Sadika's Tunes. By Mimi Spencer. Sheet music for 13 Near Eastern songs. Book Cover for Sadika's Tunes
Gems of the Middle East, Volumes 1, 2, and 3: A Rhythmical Analysis. By Mary Ellen Donald. "Sheet music" for drums and finger cymbals. Book Cover for Gems Rhythmical Analysis
The Gems Songbook. By Mimi Spencer. Sheet music & lyrics translations for 11 songs. Book Cover for Gems Songbook
Gems Instrumental Pieces. By Mimi Spencer. Sheet music for 23 songs. Book Cover for Gems Instrumental Pieces
Arabic Music & Songbook: A Collection of Arabic Traditional Songs, Folk Songs, & Instrumental Compositions. By Joseph Fakhouri. Sheet music for over 80 Arabic songs. Book Cover for Arabic Music and Songbook

 

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Song Translations

A Near Eastern Music Primer. By Mimi Spencer. Sheet music and lyrics translations for 7 Near Eastern songs. Book Cover for Near Eastern Music Primer
The Golden Translator, Volumes 1, 2, and 3. By George Moawad. English translations for about 25-30 songs. Book Cover for The Golden Translator
The Gems Songbook. By Mimi Spencer. Sheet music & translations for 11 songs. Book Cover for The Gems Songbook

 

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Music Instruction Books

Mastering Finger Cymbals. By Mary Ellen Donald. Instructions on playing a variety of Middle Eastern rhythms on the finger cymbals.
Book Cover for Mastering Finger Cymbals

 

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