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Fiddle Time Joggers + CD - A first book of very easy pieces for violin (Staple bound, Revised edition): Kathy Blackwell, David... Fiddle Time Joggers + CD - A first book of very easy pieces for violin (Staple bound, Revised edition)
Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell
R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Fiddle Time is a great series for young violinists. Packed with lively original tunes, well-known pieces, and easy duets, the series is carefully paced and organized to build confidence every step of the way. This new edition still contains all your favourite pieces, back by popular demand, plus a brand new CD, and fantastic new illustrations.

Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023, ABRSM Grade 1, Score & Part - Selected from the 2020-2023 syllabus (Sheet music): Abrsm Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023, ABRSM Grade 1, Score & Part - Selected from the 2020-2023 syllabus (Sheet music)
Abrsm
R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 In stock

This book contains nine pieces from ABRSM's Grade 1 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).

Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies (Paperback): Bill Evans Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies (Paperback)
Bill Evans
R510 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R144 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Start picking the five-string banjo like a pro with this definitive guide to bluegrass banjo! Whether you re an absolute beginner or an experienced player, Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies gets you started off the right way and is your road map for mastering today s most popular traditional and contemporary banjo picking styles. Online audio and video clips combine with the book s clear step-by-step instructions to provide the most complete and fun - banjo instruction experience available anywhere! Bluegrass banjo has never been more popular and is heard today not only in country and folk music, but in jazz, rock and country styles. Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies provides everything you need to know to play just about any kind of music on the five-string banjo by getting you started with the roll patterns essential to Scruggs style picking. You ll then add left-hand techniques such as slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs, play great sounding licks and perform classic tunes like Cripple Creek and Old Joe Clark. You ll navigate up the neck on the instrument as well as learn the essential skills you need to play with others in jam sessions and in bands. You ll even tackle contemporary banjo styles using melodic and single-string scales and picking techniques. * Choose a banjo and accessories that are just right for you and your budget. * Put on your fingerpicks, find your optimal hand position and start playing with the help of online audio and video. * Explore the fingerboard using melodic and single-string playing styles. * Accompany others in different keys with roll patterns and chord vamping techniques. * Keep your banjo sounding its best with practical and easy set up tips. Bill Evans is one of the world s most popular banjo players and teachers, with over forty years of professional experience. In Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies, he shares the tips, secrets and shortcuts that have helped thousands of musicians, including many of today s top young professionals, to become great banjo players.

Mandolin For Dummies (Paperback): Don Julin Mandolin For Dummies (Paperback)
Don Julin; Foreword by Scott Tichenor
R494 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R134 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The fun and easy way to learn to play the mandolin

The newest addition to the highly successful Dummies instrument-instruction line, "Mandolin For Dummies" gives you easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction on learning to play the mandolin. Following the time-tested Dummies format, "Mandolin For Dummies" provides a level of content and instruction greater than anything currently available.

"Mandolin For Dummies" breaks down the fundamentals of this instrument and provides the resources you need to practice and improve your ability over time.Packed with individualized instruction on key mandolin-friendly musical styles, including Irish and Celtic, "old time" American music, blues, bluegrass, swing, and jazzFiles available via download provide audio tracks from the book and exercises so you can play along and build your skills -- almost 2 hours of music Clear and useful photos and diagrams ensure you fret, strum, and pick with precisionIncludes a mandolin buying guide to help ensure you make the right purchasesTips on restringing mandolins and other DIY care and maintenance topics

If you're an aspiring mandolin player, don't fret "Mandolin For Dummies" has you covered.

I Can Read Music, Vol 1 - Violin (Spiral bound): Joanne Martin I Can Read Music, Vol 1 - Violin (Spiral bound)
Joanne Martin
R353 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R39 (11%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

These easy-to-read, progressive exercises by Joanne Martin develop a student's reading skills one stage at a time, with many repetitions at each stage. I Can Read Music is designed as a first note-reading book for students of string instruments who have learned to play using an aural approach such as the Suzuki MethodA(R), or for traditionally taught students who need extra note reading practice. Its presentation of new ideas is clear enough that it can be used daily at home by quite young children and their parents, with the teacher checking progress every week or two.

The Lark Ascending (Sheet music, Set of parts for string quartet arrangement): Ralph Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending (Sheet music, Set of parts for string quartet arrangement)
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Arranged by Martin Gerigk
R777 Discovery Miles 7 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Vaughan Williams's famous romance for solo violin and orchestra is given new life in this beautiful arrangement. For the first time, violinists can perform the original solo line as part of a string quartet, while also joining the other players for the longer tutti sections. Perfect as a rehearsal tool in preparation a larger-scale orchestral concert, the arrangement is also ideal for performance in a chamber recital.

I Can Read Music, Vol 1 - Viola (Spiral bound): Joanne Martin I Can Read Music, Vol 1 - Viola (Spiral bound)
Joanne Martin
R362 R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Save R22 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

These easy-to-read, progressive exercises by Joanne Martin develop a student's reading skills one stage at a time, with many repetitions at each stage. I Can Read Music is designed as a first note-reading book for students of string instruments who have learned to play using an aural approach such as the Suzuki MethodA(R), or for traditionally taught students who need extra note reading practice. Its presentation of new ideas is clear enough that it can be used daily at home by quite young children and their parents, with the teacher checking progress every week or two.

Fiddle For Dummies - Book + Online Video and Audio Instruction (Paperback): Michael John Sanchez Fiddle For Dummies - Book + Online Video and Audio Instruction (Paperback)
Michael John Sanchez
R516 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R143 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

The Lark Ascending (Sheet music, Score for string quartet arrangement): Ralph Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending (Sheet music, Score for string quartet arrangement)
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Arranged by Martin Gerigk
R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Vaughan Williams's famous romance for solo violin and orchestra is given new life in this beautiful arrangement. For the first time, violinists can perform the original solo line as part of a string quartet, while also joining the other players for the longer tutti sections. Perfect as a rehearsal tool in preparation for a larger-scale orchestral concert, the arrangement is also ideal for performance in a chamber recital.

Viola Time stickers (Mixed media product, 6-sheet pack): Viola Time stickers (Mixed media product, 6-sheet pack)
R86 Discovery Miles 860 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

These witty, instrument-specific stickers in packs of 6 sheets are great fun and a useful tool for teachers.

Violin Scales & Arpeggios, ABRSM Grade 1 - from 2012 (Sheet music): Violin Scales & Arpeggios, ABRSM Grade 1 - from 2012 (Sheet music)
R97 Discovery Miles 970 In stock

This new edition contains all the scales and arpeggios required for ABRSM's Grade 1 Violin exam. Includes all Grade 1 scales and arpeggios for the revised syllabus from 2012, with bowing patterns, along with a helpful introduction including advice on preparing for the exam.

Achieving Musical Success in the String Classroom (Paperback): Karel Butz Achieving Musical Success in the String Classroom (Paperback)
Karel Butz
R648 Discovery Miles 6 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Achieving Musical Success in the String Classroom describes a fully pragmatic pedagogical approach toward developing complete musicianship in beginning through advanced level string players by incorporating the ideas of Mimi Zweig, Paul Rolland, and Shinichi Suzuki. Author Karel Butz's philosophical assumptions are explained regarding the structure and purpose of string teaching contributing to a high level of musical artistry among students. Introductory through advanced string concepts relating to instrument set-up, posture, left and right hand development, music theory, aural skills, assessment procedures, imagery in playing, the development individual practice and ensemble skills, and effective rehearsal strategies are explained in a sequential approach that benefit the classroom teacher and student. In addition, several score examples, sample lesson plans, grading rubrics as well as videos of Butz demonstrating his pedagogical ideas and techniques with musicians are included.

Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1 Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition): Will Schmid, Greg Koch Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1 Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Will Schmid, Greg Koch
R185 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R11 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

(Guitar Method). The Hal Leonard Guitar Method is designed for anyone just learning to play acoustic or electric guitar. It is based on years of teaching guitar students of all ages, and it also reflects some of the best guitar teaching ideas from around the world. Book 1 includes tuning; playing position; musical symbols; notes in first position; C, G, G7, D, D7, A7, and Em chords; rhythms through eighth notes; strumming and picking; over 80 great songs, riffs, and examples.

Cello Time stickers (Mixed media product, 6-sheet pack): Cello Time stickers (Mixed media product, 6-sheet pack)
R86 Discovery Miles 860 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

These witty, instrument-specific stickers in packs of 6 sheets are great fun and a useful tool for teachers.

Mandolin For Dummies Collection - Mandolin For Dummies/Mandolin Exercises For Dummies (Paperback): Don Julin Mandolin For Dummies Collection - Mandolin For Dummies/Mandolin Exercises For Dummies (Paperback)
Don Julin
R733 R529 Discovery Miles 5 290 Save R204 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The complete collection for getting started with the mandolin Mandolin for Dummies Collection includes Mandolin For Dummies and Mandolin Exercises For Dummies. *Mandolin For Dummies includes downloadable audio tracks from the book; clear and useful photos and diagrams, and a mandolin buying guide. *Mandolin Exercises For Dummies is packed with instruction hundreds of exercises, drills and practice pieces. Mandolin For Dummies and Mandolin Exercises For Dummies are the perfect companions for you learning to play your new mandolin!

Cello Time Christmas + CD - A stockingful of 32 easy pieces for cello (Sheet music): Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell Cello Time Christmas + CD - A stockingful of 32 easy pieces for cello (Sheet music)
Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell
R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Dip into this stockingful of easy Christmas music for cello! Unwrap a traditional carol, dance to the 'Skaters' Waltz' and a 'Christmas Calypso', and pull a cracker full of solos and duets. With words to sing along, chords for guitar or keyboard, and a fantastic play-along CD, Cello Time Christmas is the perfect gift for any young cellist.

Abracadabra Performance Pieces - Violin (Paperback): Christopher Hussey Abracadabra Performance Pieces - Violin (Paperback)
Christopher Hussey
R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A brand new book of great pieces to work alongside the bestselling Abracadabra tutorial books. Accompaniments are provided on the CD, providing great pieces for concerts throughout the year. Anyone can take the stage and stand in the spotlight! This brand new book works alongside A&C Black's bestselling Abracadabra tutorial books to provide additional pieces which are longer in length, great fun and perfect for concert performances or simply more musical fun. 14 pieces, from classics to folk and jazz are carefully selected for violinists to enjoy playing for themselves and audiences. Suitable for players at grades 1-3 level. Includes CD of fantastic backing tracks specially arranged for this book, providing sparkle to any performance. Four songs include optional duet parts for friends to join in.

Suzuki Violin School, v.1 - Violin Part (Sheet music, Revised ed.): Shinichi Suzuki Suzuki Violin School, v.1 - Violin Part (Sheet music, Revised ed.)
Shinichi Suzuki
R235 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R30 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Contents are: Principles of Study and Guidance * Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Variations (Shinichi Suzuki) * Lightly Row (Folk Song) * Song of the Wind (Folk Song) * Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Folk Song) * O Come, Little Children (Folk Song) * May Song (Folk Song) * Long, Long Ago (T.H. Bayly) * Allegro (Shinichi Suzuki) * Perpetual Motion (Shinichi Suzuki) * Allegretto (Shinichi Suzuki) * Andantino (Shinichi Suzuki) * Etude (Shinichi Suzuki) * Minuet 1, Minuett III from Suite in G Minor for Klavier, BWV 822 (J.S. Bach) * Minuet 2, Minuet, BWV Anh. II 116 from Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach (J.S. Bach) * Minuet 3, Minuet BWV Anh. II 114/Anh. III 183 (J.S. Bach) * The Happy Farmer from Album for the Young, Op. 68, No. 10 (R. Schumann) * Gavotte (F.J. Gossec).
Revised edition features:
New engravings in a 9" x 12" format
New editing of pieces, including bowings and fingerings
16 additional pages
Additional exercises, some from Dr. Suzuki, plus additional insight and suggestions for teachers
Glossary of terms in English, French, German and Spanish
Musical notation guide
Fingerboard position
New photos
Revised CD (item 00-28260) features new recordings by Bill Preucil, Jr and piano accompaniments recorded without the violin part.

The Lark Ascending (Sheet music, Score for string sextet arrangement): Ralph Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending (Sheet music, Score for string sextet arrangement)
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Arranged by Martin Gerigk
R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Vaughan Williams's famous romance for solo violin and orchestra is given new life in this beautiful arrangement, which features the original solo line as part of a string sextet. Perfect as a rehearsal tool in preparation for a larger-scale orchestral concert, the arrangement is also ideal for performance in a chamber recital.

More String Time Joggers - 17 pieces for flexible ensemble (Paperback, Teacher's book + CD): David Blackwell, Kathy... More String Time Joggers - 17 pieces for flexible ensemble (Paperback, Teacher's book + CD)
David Blackwell, Kathy Blackwell
R594 Discovery Miles 5 940 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

More String Time Joggers is an exciting collection from the authors of the award-winning Fiddle Time series. It provides enjoyable and inventive ensemble material for all string groups, in flexible scoring (for violin, viola, cello, and double bass with piano or CD accompaniment) from two parts to large string ensemble. There are pupil books with lively illustrations for violin, viola, cello, and double bass.

Lament for the holy city (Sheet music, Violin and piano): John Rutter Lament for the holy city (Sheet music, Violin and piano)
John Rutter
R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This hauntingly beautiful piece is extracted from Rutter's large-scale work Visions. The expressive solo line features long phrases, double stopping in thirds and sixths, and a quasi-improvised section, making it an ideal concert work for advanced violinists.

I Can Read Music, Vol 1 - A Note Reading Book for Cello Students (Paperback): Joanne Martin I Can Read Music, Vol 1 - A Note Reading Book for Cello Students (Paperback)
Joanne Martin
R334 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Save R19 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

These easy-to-read, progressive exercises by Joanne Martin develop a student's reading skills one stage at a time, with many repetitions at each stage. I Can Read Music is designed as a first note-reading book for students of string instruments who have learned to play using an aural approach such as the Suzuki MethodA(R), or for traditionally taught students who need extra note reading practice. Its presentation of new ideas is clear enough that it can be used daily at home by quite young children and their parents, with the teacher checking progress every week or two.

Cello Exam Pieces 2020-2023, ABRSM Grade 3, Score & Part - Selected from the 2020-2023 syllabus (Sheet music): Abrsm Cello Exam Pieces 2020-2023, ABRSM Grade 3, Score & Part - Selected from the 2020-2023 syllabus (Sheet music)
Abrsm
R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book contains nine pieces from ABRSM's Grade 3 Cello 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 Cello Exam Pieces with CD package or as audio downloads (see www.abrsmdownloads.org for more details).

Trinity College London Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023: Grade 4 (part only) (Sheet music): Trinity College London Trinity College London Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023: Grade 4 (part only) (Sheet music)
Trinity College London
R113 R103 Discovery Miles 1 030 Save R10 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Thumb Position for Cello, Bk 1 (Staple bound): Rick Mooney Thumb Position for Cello, Bk 1 (Staple bound)
Rick Mooney
R264 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R43 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book from Rick Mooney features easy classical music as well as folk songs, fiddle tunes and Mooney originals composed to address specific technical points. A second cello part throughout promotes a student's ability to hear and play accurately.

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