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Beethoven's middle-period quartets, Opp. 59, 74 and 95, are pieces that engage deeply with the aesthetic ideas of their time. In the first full contextual study of these works, Nancy November celebrates their uniqueness, exploring their reception history and early performance. In detailed analyses, she explores ways in which the quartets have both reflected and shaped the very idea of chamber music and offers a new historical understanding of the works' physical, visual, social and ideological aspects. In the process, November provides a fresh critique of three key paradigms in current Beethoven studies: the focus on his late period; the emphasis on 'heroic' style in discussions of the middle period; and the idea of string quartets as 'pure', 'autonomous' artworks, cut off from social moorings. Importantly, this study shows that the quartets encompass a new lyric and theatrical impetus, which is an essential part of their unique, explorative character.
(Guitar Recorded Versions). 30 tunes: Evil * Got My Mojo Working * Honey Bee * I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man * more.
(Music Sales America). In this volume Peter Pickow gives guitarists a concise thesaurus of essential and practical forms for study and practise. Tips on using scales to build speed, endurance and fretboard fluency.
(Ukulele). A 40-week, one-lick-per-day workout program for developing, improving, and maintaining ukulele technique. This package provides practice material for every day of the week and includes an audio CD with all the workouts in the book. Follow this program and you'll see increased speed, improved dexterity, better accuracy, heightened coordination and more in your playing. Musical styles include pop, rock, folk, old-time, blues, jazz, reggae and more Techniques covered include: strumming, fingerstyle, legato and staccato, hammer-ons and pull-offs, slides, bening, damping, vibrato, tremolo and more.
Bluegrass Jamming on Fiddle will teach the tools, tricks and tunes to jam in bluegrass style. It covers: 31 bluegrass jam standards, how to jam with others, how to improvise and make up your own tasteful licks and fills, almost painless music theory, how to play harmony, how to transpose and play in different keys, and everything you'll need to march fearlessly into your next jam or picking session This FUN book is fully illustrated with almost 200 vintage photos. Coming soon: Bluegrass Jamming on Banjo (available Winter, 2012) and Bluegrass Jamming on Guitar (available Spring, 2013). All the books in the series are 96 pages, 9" x 12" and teach the same 31 tunes. Each book includes an audio instructional CD.
This is the first history of the harp in Scotland to be published. It sets out to trace the development of the instrument from its earliest appearance on the Pictish stones of the 8th century, to the present day. Describing the different harps played in the Highlands and the Lowlands of Scotland, the authors examine the literary and physical evidence for their use within the Royal Courts and "big houses" by professional harpers and aristocratic amateurs. They vividly follow the decline of the wire-strung clarsach from its links with the hereditary bards of the Highland chieftains to its disappearance in the 18th century, and the subsequent attempts at the revival of the small harp during the 19th and 20th centuries. The music played on the harp, and its links with the great families of Scotland are described. The authors present, in this book, material which has never before been brought to light, from unpublished documents, family papers and original manuscripts. They also make suggestions, based on their research, about the development and dissemination of the early Celtic harps and their music. This book, therefore, should be of great interest, not only to harp players but to historians, to all musicians in the fields of traditional and early music, and to any reader who recognises the importance of these beautiful instruments, and their music, throughout a thousand years of Scottish culture.
Take your ukulele playing to the next level - fast - with hundreds of fun exercises, drills and practice tunesYou have a ukulele, you know just enough to be dangerous, and now you're ready to do something with it. You're in luck: "Ukulele Exercises For Dummies" helps you become a better player. This practice-based book focuses on the skills that entry-level players often find challenging and provides tips, tricks and plenty of cool exercises that will have you creating music in no time that include: - Creating rock-steady strumming patterns and rhythms- Becoming a better fingerpicker with patterns, arpeggio exercises, and solo fingerpicking pieces- Expanding your fretboard knowledge and crafting your own rock, blues and jazz riffs and solos- Playing actual songs on the ukulele - everything from the classic ukulele tunes to the 12 bar blues - Downloadable audio files of the exercises found in the book, providing you with a self-contained practice packageNo matter if you're a beginning ukulele player or you're wanting to stretch and improve your chops, "Ukulele Exercises For Dummies" puts you on your way to becoming a ukulele extraordinaire
This new edition contains all the scales and arpeggios required for ABRSM's Grade 5 Violin exam. Includes all Grade 5 scales and arpeggios for the revised syllabus from 2012, with bowing patterns and suggested fingering, along with a helpful introduction including advice on preparing for the exam.
The colourful, personal story of an early jazz legend First published in 1971 and now lovingly reissued this autobiography is a valuable, entertaining, and sometimes risque firsthand account of early New Orleans jazz by one of the pioneers of the string bass. In transcribed interviews, Foster describes the milieu in which early jazz developed. With great attention to detail and an outspoken narrative style he puts the record straight, correcting many jazz critics and historians in the process. Colorful anecdotes bring to life legends of early jazz such as Jelly Roll Morton, Buddy Bolden, and King Oliver. A generous collection of rare photographs complement this dramatic and fascinating story.
(Bass). 16 great performances transcribed note-for-note with tab for acoustic and electric bass. Includes: Autumn Leaves (Scott LaFaro) * C-Jam Blues (Ray Brown) * Chasing the Bird (Paul Chambers) * Giant Steps (Paul Chambers) * Inner Urge (Bob Cranshaw) * Killer Joe (Ray Brown) * Poinciana (Song of the Tree) (Chuck Israels) * Seven Steps to Heaven (Ron Carter) * Softly as in a Morning Sunrise (Wilbur Ware) * There Is No Greater Love (Ray Brown) * and more.
First published in 1999, this biography from David Tunley draws on newly researched documentary evidence to chart Campoli's early success and his later struggle for recognition as a serious artist. Campoli's early success and his later struggle for recognition as a serious artist. Campoli's career emerges as one particularly shaped and directed by the great economic and social forces of the first half of the century, and the story here is as much that of his times, as of his life. Described by Szigeti as 'one of the last great individualists among violinists', Alfredo Campoli was a household name in the field of British light music prior to the Second World War. Having made his debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1923 Campoli toured with Melba and Butt, then turned to light music during the Depression. He became one of Decca's early recording artists and broadcast frequently for the BBC with his light music ensembles and pursued a long, successful career as a distinguished international performer.
Meticulously collected from recordings, square and contra dances, fiddle contests, jam sessions and individual fiddlers- this book is meant to provide a snapshot of what American fiddlers were playing and listening to in the latter part of the 20th Century. As the vinyl record format disappears from the marketplace, a great deal of recorded fiddle music will no longer be available. In this book, Stacy Phillips shares the fruits of some timely collecting for all fiddlers to enjoy. Bowings, fingerings, and guitar chords are provided for each melody line.
(Mandolin). Lyrics, chord symbols, and mandolin chord diagrams for 100 pop and rock hits: Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You * Blowin' in the Wind * Catch the Wind * Crazy Little Thing Called Love * Dance with Me * Doctor, My Eyes * Edelweiss * Georgia on My Mind * Hallelujah * Hey Jude * Ho Hey * I Feel the Earth Move * I'll Be There * Into the Mystic * Island in the Sun * Jolene * Lean on Me * Leaving on a Jet Plane * The Longest Time * Maggie May * Me and Bobby McGee * Mean * My Cherie Amour * Night Moves * No Woman No Cry * Patience * Ring of Fire * Rolling in the Deep * Stand by Me * Sweet Caroline * This Land Is Your Land * Time in a Bottle * Toes * Unchained Melody * Wagon Wheel * Wake up Little Susie * What I Got * Wonderwall * and many more.
Features step by step pictures that take you from the first day exercises to playing along with a backing track. Designed to tell you what you need to know, this book uses pictures instead of long explanations. It also includes CD audio tracks to show you how things should sound, and full length accompaniment tracks to play along with.
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