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Teach Yourself to Play the Folk Harp (Paperback, Anniversary): Sylvia Woods Teach Yourself to Play the Folk Harp (Paperback, Anniversary)
Sylvia Woods
R361 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R55 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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.

String Time Starters Teacher's Book - 21 Pieces for Flexible String Ensemble (Mixed media product, Teacher's book +... String Time Starters Teacher's Book - 21 Pieces for Flexible String Ensemble (Mixed media product, Teacher's book + CD)
Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell
R596 Discovery Miles 5 960 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Lead Guitar (Mixed media product): Gary Turner Lead Guitar (Mixed media product)
Gary Turner
R456 Discovery Miles 4 560 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

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.

Progressive Guitar Method - Book 1 - Book 1 (Paperback): Gary Turner Progressive Guitar Method - Book 1 - Book 1 (Paperback)
Gary Turner
R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

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.

Suzuki Cello School Cello Part, Vol. 05 (Revised) (Paperback, Revised ed.): Alfred Music Suzuki Cello School Cello Part, Vol. 05 (Revised) (Paperback, Revised ed.)
Alfred Music
R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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 title is available in SmartMusic.

Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023 Grade 6 - Score and Part (Sheet music): Abrsm Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023 Grade 6 - Score and Part (Sheet music)
Abrsm
R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

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).

Jazz-Rock Solos for Guitar (Paperback): Norman Brown Jazz-Rock Solos for Guitar (Paperback)
Norman Brown
R351 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R55 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

(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.

How to Play Ukulele - A Complete Guide for Beginners (Paperback): Dan Scanlan How to Play Ukulele - A Complete Guide for Beginners (Paperback)
Dan Scanlan
R268 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R76 (28%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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.

Lyle Ritz (Paperback): Lyle Ritz (Paperback)
R482 R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Save R79 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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.

Handbook of Materials for String Musical Instruments (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Voichita Bucur Handbook of Materials for String Musical Instruments (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Voichita Bucur
R7,489 R5,743 Discovery Miles 57 430 Save R1,746 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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

Michael Sanchez - Fiddle for Dummies (Book): Michael John Sanchez Michael Sanchez - Fiddle for Dummies (Book)
Michael John Sanchez
R474 R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Save R111 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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 -Cello (Sheet music): Bob Phillips, Randy Sabien Jazz Philharmonic -Cello (Sheet music)
Bob Phillips, Randy Sabien
R222 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R18 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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.

Absolute Beginners - Bass Guitar (Book): Absolute Beginners - Bass Guitar (Book)
R268 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R38 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

(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.

Banjo - An Illustrated History (Hardcover): Bob Carlin Banjo - An Illustrated History (Hardcover)
Bob Carlin
R835 R710 Discovery Miles 7 100 Save R125 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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.

Lennon and McCartney for the Harp (Paperback): Sylvia Woods Lennon and McCartney for the Harp (Paperback)
Sylvia Woods
R668 R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Save R130 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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.

Complete String Quartets and Grosse Fugue (Sheet music): Ludwig Van Beethoven Complete String Quartets and Grosse Fugue (Sheet music)
Ludwig Van Beethoven
R648 R569 Discovery Miles 5 690 Save R79 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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.

Progressive Bass Guitar (Mixed media product): Gary Turner Progressive Bass Guitar (Mixed media product)
Gary Turner
R460 Discovery Miles 4 600 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

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 , Vol. 3 - Selections from the Student Repertoire (Book): Barbara Barber Solos for Young Violinists , Vol. 3 - Selections from the Student Repertoire (Book)
Barbara Barber
R293 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R40 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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.

One Hundred Years of Violoncello - A History of Technique and Performance Practice, 1740-1840 (Book, New Ed): Valerie Walden One Hundred Years of Violoncello - A History of Technique and Performance Practice, 1740-1840 (Book, New Ed)
Valerie Walden
R1,276 Discovery Miles 12 760 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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.

The Advancing Guitarist (Paperback): Mick Goodrick The Advancing Guitarist (Paperback)
Mick Goodrick
R344 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R55 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

(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.

Strictly Strings 2 (Sheet music): Jacquelyn Dillon, James Kjelland, John O'Reilly Strictly Strings 2 (Sheet music)
Jacquelyn Dillon, James Kjelland, John O'Reilly
R167 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R23 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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.

Suzuki Violin School 6 - Piano Acc. (Revised) (Book, Revised ed.): Shinichi Suzuki Suzuki Violin School 6 - Piano Acc. (Revised) (Book, Revised ed.)
Shinichi Suzuki
R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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.

Sounds Like Titanic - A Memoir (Paperback): Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman Sounds Like Titanic - A Memoir (Paperback)
Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman
R319 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R49 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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.

Workbook for Strings, Book 2 (Book): Forest Etling Workbook for Strings, Book 2 (Book)
Forest Etling
R164 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R24 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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.

Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023 Grade 8 - Score, Part and CD (Sheet music): Abrsm Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023 Grade 8 - Score, Part and CD (Sheet music)
Abrsm
R827 R785 Discovery Miles 7 850 Save R42 (5%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

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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