Written with the absolute beginner in mind, it’s comprehensive enough to appeal to pros too. Guitarist Magazine
An owner’s guide for acoustic guitarists at all levels, Tipbook Acoustic Guitar features numerous tips on auditioning and buying an acoustic guitar, choosing new strings, maintenance and tuning, and much more. Like all other Tipbooks, this guide offers you the combined knowledge and experience of twenty plus musicians, luthiers, teachers and other experts.
… exactly the right amount of information on every conceivable topic. Music Maker
Finally: a book on amps and effects that doesn’t focus on (bass) guitarists only! Tipbook Amplifiers and Effects offers just as much information for violinists, drummers, singers and horn players who want to amplify their instrument – or who want to know more on the equipment their sound techs use. The book brings you the combined experience and knowledge of some thirty amp designers, effect creators and musicians, in an highly readable format that is designed to explain, rather than to impress.
Billing itself as the reference manual for both beginning and advanced cellists, the book comes pretty darn close to its claim. Kindler Cello Society Newsletter
Tipbook Cello is a book for cellists who want to understand and get the most out of their instrument. The combined experience and knowledge of more then thirty violin makers, bow makers, string manufacturers and musicians helps you to buy the perfect instrument for your style and budget. Written with beginners in mind, and an inspiring resource for advanced players – even for pros!
In terms of broadening one’s outlook on the instrument, I think this book is an excellent buy. Clarinet & Saxophone
The more you know about your instrument, the easier it is to select the clarinet that perfectly suits your sound, your style, and your budget. Tipbook Clarinet is the ultimate source of information for aspiring clarinetists, advanced players, and even pros. No wonder: the book brings you the combined expertise and knowledge of over thirty clarinet makers, barrel and mouthpiece experts, reed professionals, and musicians. The result is an easy read on this fascinating instrument.
Probably the most important $ 14.95 a drummer will ever spend. Music Mart
A drum is a drum is a drum? No, it isn’t. Tipbook Drums tells you all about what makes one drum different from the other. Shell material and thickness, the shape of the bearing edges, the number of plies of a wood shell, the lugs and the hoops: They all have their say in how a drum sounds. That knowledge makes it a lot easier to find the drums that suit your sound, your music, and your budget. A great owner’s and buyer’s guide for beginners and advanced drummers – and even pros like it!
Written with the absolute beginner in mind, it’s comprehensive enough to appeal to pros too. Guitarist
It’s a buyer’s guide. It’s an owner’s guide. And it’s even more than that. Tipbook Electric Guitar and Bass Guitar tells you everything you need to know to buy the instrument that suits your style and your budget, and to get the most out of it. The book brings you the combined knowledge and experience of some 25 luthiers, guitar and bass techs, teachers and musicians, in a very readable format. Great stuff for beginners, an inspiring resource for advanced players, and a handy reference for pros.
A very useful reference book for students and teachers alike.
Larry Krantz Flute Pages
It’s a buyer’s guide. It’s an owner’s guide. And it’s even more than that. Tipbook Flute and Piccolo tells you everything you need to know to buy the instrument that suits your style and your budget, and to get the most out of it. Essential information for beginners or their parents, an inspiring resource for advanced players, and a handy reference for pros.
A comprehensive and superbly organized effort; comfortable to handle, visually attractive, and eminently readable. William Leland, Pianoeducation.org
Weighted keys, midi, layers and splits, arpeggiators, sequencers, expression pedals and multiswitches… Just a few of the many terms you get to deal with as a keyboard player. Tipbook Keyboard and Digital Piano explains them all to you, allowing you to make an informed purchase and get the most out of your instrument. Easily accessible for beginners, a great resource for advanced players.
A comprehensive and extremely practical book. Stringendo
Tipbook Music for Kids and Teens is the perfect guide for the musical education of your children. It tells your about their musical development, explains the importance of making music, helps you to motivate your children and to guide them in practicing their instrument. Separate chapters are also dedicated to subjects such as buying or renting instruments, selecting an instrument, the essence of playing together, and reducing audition anxiety and stage fright.
Tipbook Music on Paper has got to be the best of the books on music theory available on the market – in more ways than one. Canadian Clarinet Resources
Do you want to learn how to read music, look up the meaning of tritone, tuplet or turn, or understand how chords work? Tipbook Music on Paper provides you with all the answers. An easy read with numerous musical examples, and with 63 Tipcodes that allow you to hear what you’re reading about. A great tool for beginners, inspiring for advanced players, and a great reference for musicians in all styles, at all levels.
A comprehensive and superbly organized effort; comfortable to handle, visually attractive, and eminently readable. Dr. William Leland
Tipbook Piano makes buying a (grand) piano much less of an adventure, and it tells you everything you should know about tuning, maintenance, and silent practice. With information drawn from the knowledge and experience of over thirty piano technicians, makers, teachers and musicians, the book is a great guide for beginners and an inspiring resource for advanced players – even for pros!
Recommended for saxophone teachers and students, regardless of level. David Demsey, The Saxophone Journal
“Finally: the manual on my instrument!” said one the first reviews of Tipbook Saxophone. And it’s a buyer’s guide too, as well as an owner’s guide, a reference book… Tipbook Saxophone brings you the combined knowledge and expertise of some twenty saxophone makers, reed experts, mouthpiece wizards, and musicians. Written with beginners in mind, an inspiring resource for advanced players, even a reference for pros!
A raft of information on the subject; a handy companion for brass instrument players. MP Pro
Tipbook Trumpet and Trombone, Flugelhorn and Cornet is the perfect buyer’s guide and owner’s manual on your instrument. It tells you all you should know to make an informed purchase and get the most out of it, drawing from the combined knowledge and expertise of some twenty instrument makers, mouthpiece experts, and horn players. Written with beginners in mind, an inspiring resource for advanced players, even a reference for pros!
… an excellent resource. Mary Nemet, Stringendo
Tipbook Violin and Viola is a book for string players who want to understand and get the most out of their instrument. The combined experience and knowledge of more then thirty violin makers, bow makers, string manufacturers and musicians helps you to buy the perfect instrument for your style and budget. Written with beginners in mind, and an inspiring resource for advanced players – even for pros!
I loved Tipbook Vocals and it’s a book I’d have been proud to have written myself. Jayne Comins, The Singer
Tipbook Vocals is the owner’s guide to your most personal instrument. It helps you to understand and extend the possibilities of your voice, and to appreciate and evaluate input from voice teachers and coaches. A perfect tool for beginners, a source of inspiration for advanced singers in any style – from classical to rap and jazz. Really.