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This is the first book written exclusively for the folk harp that teaches the student how to play the instrument, step by step. Each of the 12 lessons includes instructions, exercises and folk and classical pieces using the new skills and techniques taught in the lesson. This is an excellent book for any student, regardless of previous musical training.
Shows you all the essential scales and techniques used by Lead Guitarists. Takes you from basic 12 Bar Blues through to improvising your own solos. You do not need to read music to use this book or tape. The tape & CD also includes 'Jamming' progressions to play along with.
Introduces you to the basics of guitar and teaches you how to read music. Progresses through the easy keys for guitar, teaching you how to play melodies and chord arrangements of many well known Traditional, Rock, Blues, Ragtime and Folksongs.
Titles: Sonata in E Minor, Op. 14, No. 5 (Largo, Allegro, Largo,
Allegro) (A. Vivaldi) * Danse Rustique, Op. 20, No. 5 (W.H. Squire)
* Arioso from Cantata 156 (J.S. Bach) * Rondo from Concerto No. 4,
Op. 65 (G. Goltermann).
This book contains nine pieces from ABRSM's Grade 6 Violin syllabus for 2020-2023, three pieces chosen from each of Lists A, B and C. The pieces have been carefully selected to offer an attractive and varied range of styles, creating a collection that provides an excellent source of repertoire to suit every performer. The book also contains helpful footnotes and, for those preparing for exams, useful syllabus information. Inspiring recordings of the nine pieces featured in this book, plus piano accompaniment tracks, are available. These can be purchased as part of the Violin Exam Pieces with CD package or as audio downloads (see www.abrsmdownloads.org for more details).
(REH Publications). Examine the solo concepts of the jazz-rock masters in this comprehensive book/CD package You'll get phrase-by-phrase performance notes, plus tips on: improvising with triads; blues fusion; lines for static chords and vamps; atmospheric jazz; double stop improvising; and much more. The book includes standard notation and tab, and the CD features both full-demonstration and rhythm-only tracks.
Learn to play the ukulele with this beginner's guide that features information about basic techniques, tools, and music knowledge. What do George Clooney, Zooey Deschanel, Ryan Gosling, and James Franco all have in common? Answer: they all play the ukulele and now, with this easy step-by-step guide, you can too! With just this book and your ukulele in hand, you'll learn basic music skills, how to care for your instrument, and how to play some simple tunes. Whether you're looking to impress your friends with spontaneous sing-alongs, or just want to strum solo, How to Play Ukulele is the perfect entryway to the wonderful world of ukulele.
25 hand-picked standards lushly arranged by jazz ukulele great Lyle Ritz. Each song is arranged for both GCEA (standard tuning) and DGBE (tenor/baritone) tuned ukuleles. Also includes a CD of 12 of the songs performed by Ritz himself. While this songbook is ideal for the experienced player, with practice, these magnificent arrangements can be enjoyed and appreciated by all ukulele enthusiasts. Includes: All the Things You Are * As Time Goes By * Autumn Leaves * Body and Soul * Laura * My Funny Valentine * Spring Is Here * and more, plus a chord solo of "Fly Me to the Moon," and an introduction by and biography of Ritz.
This book addresses core questions about the role of materials in general and of wood in particular in the construction of string instruments used in the modern symphony orchestra - violins, violas, cellos and basses. Further attention is given to materials for classical guitars, harps, harpsichords and pianos. While some of the approaches discussed are traditional, most of them depend upon new scientific approaches to the study of the structure of materials, such as for example wood cell structure, which is visible only using modern high resolution microscopic techniques. Many examples of modern and classical instruments are examined, together with the relevance of classical techniques for the treatment of wood. Composite materials, especially designed for soundboards could be a good substitute for some traditional wood species. The body and soundboard of the instrument are of major importance for their acoustical properties, but the study also examines traditional and new wood species used for items such as bows, the instrument neck, string pegs, etc. Wood species' properties for musical instruments and growth origins of woods used by great makers such as Antonio Stradivari are examined and compared with more recently grown woods available to current makers. The role of varnish in the appearance and acoustics of the final instrument is also discussed, since it has often been proposed as a 'secret ingredient' used by great makers. Aspects related to strings are commented.As well as discussing these subjects, with many illustrations from classical and contemporary instruments, the book gives attention to conservation and restoration of old instruments and the physical results of these techniques. There is also discussion of the current value of old instruments both for modern performances and as works of art having great monetary value.The book will be of interest and value to researchers, advanced students, music historians, and contemporary string instrument makers. Musicians in general, particularly those playing string instruments, will also find its revelations fascinating. It will also attract the attention of those using wood for a variety of other purposes, for its use in musical instruments uncovers many of its fundamental features. Professor Neville H. FletcherAustralian National University, Canberra
Learn to play the fiddle? Easy.
Tackling a new instrument can be intimidating, but with this easy-to-use guide, you'll have no trouble at all From selecting, tuning, and caring for your fiddle to mastering various music styles, "Fiddle For Dummies" walks you step-by-step through everything you need to start playing the fiddle like a pro. You'll discover how to hold a fiddle, master fundamental techniques, and take your skills to the next level. This title also features companion audio tracks and instructional video clips hosted online at Dummies.com to help further enhance your skills.
The fiddle is a popular instrument across many continents, and is a favorite for many because it is small and portable. Playing the fiddle can expose you to a range of musical styles from all over the world, such as Irish, Scottish, Celtic/Cape Breton, country, folk, bluegrass, and more. Plus, if you're already a violin player, you'll impress yourself and fellow musicians as you unlock your instrument to open up a whole new world of sounds.Learn fiddle techniques and fundamentalsSelect, tune, and care for your fiddleJoin the folk instrument movement and master the fiddlePlay fiddle music from all over the world
Whether you're a complete beginner or a violin player looking to branch out and try something new, "Fiddle For Dummies" will have you fit as a fiddle in no time.
Jazz Philharmonic is a series of original jazz compositions offered in a carefully constructed pedagogical order. All of the tunes, backgrounds and solos are self-contained performance vehicles. Absolutely no improvisation is necessary for the successful use of this book! Development of some skill with improvisation will be a natural result of its use. The accompanying Compact Disc creates a great avenue for beginning improvisation as well as playing some great jazz tunes.
(Music Sales America). Learning to play bass guitar is now easier than ever before Each book in this fantastic series contains practical advice and tips covering everything you need to know about setting up, playing and maintenance. Pictures explain how to hold the bass, proper hand and finger positioning, playing notes and basslines by listening and accompanying the CD, and more.
The banjo is emblematic of American country music, and it is at the core of other important musical movements, including jazz and ragtime. The instrument has been adopted by many cultures and has been ingrained into many musical traditions, from Mento music in the Caribbean and dance music in Ireland. Virtuosos such as Bela Fleck have played Bach, African music, and Christmas tunes on the five-string banjo, and the instrument has had a resurgence in pop music with such acts a Mumford and Sons and the Avett Brothers. This book offers the first comprehensive, illustrated history of the banjo in its many forms. It traces the story of the instrument from its roots in West Africa to its birth in the Americas, through its coming of age in the Industrial Revolution and beyond. The book profiles the most important players and spotlights key luthiers and manufacturers. It features 100 milestone instruments with in-depth coverage, including model details and beautiful photos. It offers historical context surrounding the banjo through the ages, from its place in Victorian parlours and speakeasies through its role in the folk boom of the 1950s and 1960s to its place in the hands of songwriter John Hartford and comedian Steve Martin. Folk, jazz, bluegrass, country, and rock-the banjo has played an important part in all of these genres. Lavishly illustrated, and thoughtfully written by author, broadcaster, and acclaimed banjoist Bob Carlin, this is a must-have for lovers of fretted instruments, aficionados of roots music, and music history buffs.
Features 46 of their best songs: All My Loving * Because * Eleanor Rigby * The Fool on the Hill * Girl * Hey Jude * If I Fell * Let It Be * Penny Lane * Thank You Girl * more. Includes a helpful introduction, glossary, additional lyric section, and more.
Breitkopf & Härtel edition. 6 quartets of Opus 18; 3 quartets of Opus 59; Opera 74, 95, 127, 130, 131, 132, 135 and Grosse Fuge. Study score.
A comprehensive, lesson by lesson method covering all aspects of playing bass guitar in a group; with special emphasis on riffs, scales and arpeggios, techniques, music reading and theory as it relates to the bass guitar. You do not need to read music to use this book. Contains 48 Lessons. Also including a CD & DVD matching the lessons and exercises in the book.
Solos for Young Violinists is a graded series of works ranging from elementary to advanced levels representing an exciting variety of styles and techniques for violinists -- a valuable resource for teachers and students of all ages. Many of the works in this collection have long been recognized as stepping stones to the major violin repertoire, while others are newly published pieces for further choices of study.
This is the first book to address the full range of performance issues for the cello from the Baroque to the early Romantic period. The development of playing techniques and stylistic transitions are traced regionally through a comparison of Italian, French, German, English, and East European performance traits. Through a close study of contemporary violoncello methods, music, early instruments, periodicals, diaries, letters and pictures, Walden provides a cohesive overview which examines construction methods for instruments and bows, fingering and bowing techniques, special effects and ornamentation, accompanying skills and the stylistic preferences of the most famous soloists. Richly illustrated with over 300 music examples, plates and figures, this book provides playing instructions which can easily be applied by modern players to their own performance of period music.
(Reference). Veteran musician and educator Mick Goodrick presents practical information for guitarists who want to improve their playing technique and style and simply become better musicians. Rather than a step-by-step method book, the information is presented in a general essay format, discussing ways that the various techniques covered may be applied by the advancing guitarist to enhance his/her own style of playing, some of the areas discussed include: basic fingerboard mechanics * modes, scales and chords * contemporary harmony * harmonica and overtone influences * being self-critical * improvising short pieces * different playing situations.
An easy-to-teach, straight forward string method from three renowned pedagogues. A unique letter-note style of music notation is utilized which ensures a smooth transition from rote to note reading. Students are quickly introduced to ensemble playing and play a wide variety of fun-to play melodies, keys and modes. Strictly Strings features a carefully prepared lesson sequence which develops all players' abilities equally.
The revised edition for Suzuki Violin School, Volume 6 is now available. Like the other revised violin books, the music has been edited by the International Violin Committee. Titles: La Folia (A. Corelli/S. Suzuki), Sonata No. 3 in F Major, HWV 370 (G. F. Handel), Allegro (J.-H. Fiocco), Gavotte (J. Ph. Rameau), Sonata No. 4 in D Major, HWV 371 (G. F. Handel) Other features include: * New engravings in a more easily readable 9 x 12 format * New editing of pieces, including bowings and fingerings * Available together with the newly recorded CD for $19.99 * CD by William Preucil, Concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra * Piano accompaniments recorded by Linda Perry.
When aspiring violinist Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman lands a job with a professional ensemble in New York City, she imagines she has achieved her lifelong dream. But the ensemble proves to be a sham. When the group "performs", the microphones are never on. Instead, the music blares from a CD. The mastermind behind this scheme is a peculiar and mysterious figure known as The Composer, who is gaslighting his audiences with music that sounds suspiciously like the Titanic movie soundtrack. On tour with his chaotic ensemble, Hindman spirals into crises of identity and disillusionment as she "plays" for audiences genuinely moved by the performance, unable to differentiate real from fake. Sounds Like Titanic is a surreal, often hilarious coming-of-age story. Hindman writes with precise, candid prose and sharp insight into ambition and gender, especially when it comes to the difficulties young women face in a world that views them as silly, shallow and stupid. As the story swells to a crescendo, it gives voice to the anxieties and illusions of a generation of women, and reveals the failed promises of a nation that takes comfort in false realities.
This series of workbooks for beginning and intermediate players is designed to save rehearsal time by keeping classroom explanation to a minimum. Published in separate books for each of the stringed instruments, the take-home assignments stress the names of notes, finger patterns, scales, key signatures, terms and symbols, and other information necessary to prepare the string player thoroughly for orchestra participation.
This book contains nine pieces from ABRSM's Grade 8 Violin syllabus for 2020-2023, three pieces chosen from each of Lists A, B and C. The pieces have been carefully selected to offer an attractive and varied range of styles, creating a collection that provides an excellent source of repertoire to suit every performer. The book also contains helpful footnotes and, for those preparing for exams, useful syllabus information. The enclosed CD features inspiring recordings of the nine pieces in this book, plus piano accompaniment tracks for use when practising. A version of this book without the CD is also available, as are audio downloads (see www.abrsmdownloads.org for more details).
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