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Piano Exam Pieces 2019 & 2020, ABRSM Grade 1 - Selected from the 2019 & 2020 syllabus (Sheet music): Piano Exam Pieces 2019 & 2020, ABRSM Grade 1 - Selected from the 2019 & 2020 syllabus (Sheet music)
R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book contains nine pieces from ABRSM's Grade 1 Piano Syllabus for 2019 & 2020, 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. Recordings of all 18 pieces on the Grade 1 syllabus are available. These can be purchased as part of the Piano Exam Pieces with CD package or as audio downloads (see www.abrsmdownloads.org for more details). ABRSM also offers a range of apps to support musical learning, available from www.abrsm.org/apps.

Tom Gates: The Music Book (Paperback): Liz Pichon Tom Gates: The Music Book (Paperback)
Liz Pichon 1
R416 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R153 (37%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Pass your level 1 music test with Tom Gates! From DogZombies to Dude3, music is a HUGE part of the Tom Gates world. Learn how to play all your favourite songs from the series with REAL notation for: Guitar Ukulele Piano Recorder And with notation for drums and tips and tricks for vocals!

Ukulele Magic - Pupil's Book (Paperback): Ian Lawrence Ukulele Magic - Pupil's Book (Paperback)
Ian Lawrence
R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Start your musical journey on the ukulele with Ukulele Magic Tutor Book 1 - the fun and approachable method that children and teachers love. Whether you're in the classroom, at home or playing with friends, this accessible tutor offers the great tunes, clear guidance and all the resources you need to start making Ukulele Magic! * 25 pieces carefully progress from playing open strings (eg Stringalong Rag) to songs with one chord (Shortnin bread, A minor miracle, F major march) to two chords (Baboushka, Tab tango, Calypso strum) and finally three chords (In South Africa, Playing the blues). * Finger-picking and strumming styles are all introduced step by step in pieces which are fun and stylistic. * Fully supported with audio performances and backings. The teacher's edition, BOOK+CD-ROM (ISBN 978-1-4081-5729-9), contains a whiteboard e-book with embedded audio and video tutorials for every song, making it ideal for classroom teaching.

Abracadabra Performance Pieces - Trumpet (Paperback): Abracadabra Performance Pieces - Trumpet (Paperback)
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 trumpeters 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.

Abracadabra Performance Pieces - Clarinet (Paperback): Abracadabra Performance Pieces - Clarinet (Paperback)
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 clarinettists 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.

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

A brand new book of fantastic 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 flautists to enjoy playing for themselves or 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.

How To Play Jazz Saxophone (Sheet music): Ned Bennett How To Play Jazz Saxophone (Sheet music)
Ned Bennett 1
R362 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R58 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How To Play Jazz Saxophone is a fun and engaging introduction to jazz from composer and saxophonist Ned Bennett. Discover the exciting world of jazz, from its roots in ragtime to blues, bebop and beyond! Ideal for established beginners (approximately Grade 3+ standard), this book teaches methods of improvisation, how to play in swing time, syncopated rhythms and jazz scales and modes. It also presents suggested listening ideas and melodic 'phrase banks' based on typical jazz chords alongside plenty of great new pieces. Audio and piano accompaniments are available to download for both alto and tenor saxophone.

Trumpet Globetrotters (Sheet music): Shanti Paul Jayasinha Trumpet Globetrotters (Sheet music)
Shanti Paul Jayasinha
R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Trumpet Globetrotters brings together toe-tapping original tunes in styles from around the world-from South African to Cuban and from mariachi to bhangra-for the budding trumpeter. This unique book presents a kaleidoscope of musical traditions, with supporting background information and backing tracks that capture each sound-world. To help with technique and interpretation, every piece includes tailored warm-ups and stylistic tips from the author. With options for trumpet or piano accompaniment, and an inspirational CD, Trumpet Globetrotters is the ultimate resource for trumpeters looking to go travellin'...

Bass Guitar For Dummies - Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Patrick Pfeiffer Bass Guitar For Dummies - Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Patrick Pfeiffer 1
R488 R354 Discovery Miles 3 540 Save R134 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Updated with the latest bass guitar technology, accessories, and more The bass is the heart of music. So leave center stage to the other musicians you have more important work to do. You can find everything you need to dominate bass in Bass Guitar For Dummies, 3rd Edition. You'll get expert advice on the basics, like deciding what kind of bass to buy and which accessories are necessary and which are just nice to have. Plus, you'll get step-by-step instructions for getting started, from how to hold and position your bass to reading notation and understanding chords, scales, and octaves to playing solos and fills. * Access to audio tracks and instructional videos on Dummies.com * New musical exercises as well as updates to charts, illustrations, photos, and resources Whether you're a beginner picking up a bass for the first time or an experienced player looking to improve your skills, Bass Guitar For Dummies is an easy-to-follow reference that gives you just enough music theory to get you going on your way fast!

Essential Elements 2000 for Strings - Viola (Paperback): Robert Gillespie, Pamela Tellejohn Hayes, Michael Allen Essential Elements 2000 for Strings - Viola (Paperback)
Robert Gillespie, Pamela Tellejohn Hayes, Michael Allen
R262 R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Save R48 (18%) In stock

(Essential Elements for Strings). (Essential Elements for Strings and Essential Elements Interactive are fully compatible with Essential Elements 2000 for Strings) Essential Elements for Strings offers beginning students sound pedagogy and engaging music, all carefully paced to successfully start young players on their musical journey. EE features both familiar songs and specially designed exercises, created and arranged for the classroom in a unison-learning environment, as well as instrument-specific exercises to focus each student on the unique characteristics of their own instrument. EE provides both teachers and students with a wealth of materials to develop total musicianship, even at the beginning stages. Books 1 and 2 also include access to Essential Elements Interactive (EEi), the ultimate online music education resource - anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Go to www.essentialelementsinteractive.com to learn more Method features: * Enhanced Starting System * Optimum Reinforced Learning * Pacing * Theory, History, Cross-Curriculum & Creativity * Performance Spotlights Book also includes My EE Library * (www.myeelibrary.com) - Instant Stream/Download/CD-ROM* * Start-up video Learn the basics * Play-along mp3 tracks for all exercises Features a professional orchestra * Duets and trios Print and play parts with friends * Music listening library Hear great pieces for orchestra * Internet access required for My EE Library (book includes instructions to order free opt. CD-ROM)

Yes You Can Play Great Rock Guitar - Jam and Riff in 10 Foolproof Lessons (Paperback): Paul Copperwaite, Phil Capone Yes You Can Play Great Rock Guitar - Jam and Riff in 10 Foolproof Lessons (Paperback)
Paul Copperwaite, Phil Capone 1
R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A holistic, no-clutter, no-fuss course to help you achieve the sounds of the greatest guitarists of all time. Yes You Can Play Great Rock Guitar is the ultimate book for any aspiring electric guitarist. Working through classic and heavy rock styles, alongside the blues and alternative rock, here is your guide to getting the perfect rock sound today! Each chapter contains step-by-step professional instructions, whilst Tablature (TAB) clearly illustrates 'where to put your fingers'. The CD of audio recordings links directly to exercises in the book, allowing the player to hear how each example should sound. Special feature boxes tell you how your guitar heroes achieve their trademark sound. Play like a rock god, with scales, chords, riffs and licks to master the style of Chuck Berry, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Metallica, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Kurt Cobain, Rage Against The Machine and many more!

Bach's Musical Universe - The Composer and His Work (Hardcover): Christoph Wolff Bach's Musical Universe - The Composer and His Work (Hardcover)
Christoph Wolff
R942 R732 Discovery Miles 7 320 Save R210 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this companion volume to Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician, Christoph Wolff contextualises his famous subject by delving deeply into the composer's rich collection of music. Emerging from this complex and massive oeuvre, Bach's Musical Universe is a focused discussion of a meaningful selection of compositions. Unlike any previous study, this book details Bach's creative process across the various instrumental and vocal genres, and centres on what the composer himself judiciously presented in carefully designed benchmark collections and individual works-all consequential to Bach's musical art. Tracing Bach's evolution as a composer, Wolff compellingly illuminates the ideals and legacy of this giant of classical music in a new, refreshing light for everyone, from the amateur to the virtuoso.

Wide Staff Manuscript Paper (Red Cover) (Paperback): Hal Leonard Corp Wide Staff Manuscript Paper (Red Cover) (Paperback)
Hal Leonard Corp
R56 Discovery Miles 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Harmonica For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Winslow Yerxa Harmonica For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Winslow Yerxa 1
R517 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R144 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Master the harmonica fast with this fun, easy guide Everybody loves the sound of a harmonica, and the thought of learning to play one is even more appealing. The instrument's portability, versatility, and affordability make it a great choice for those interested in learning how to produce the unmistakable, signature sound found in many styles of American music. With Harmonica For Dummies, you can learn to master the harmonica faster than you ever thought possible, even if you have little to no playing experience. This easy-to-use resource is filled with tips, tools, and instructions that will have you playing in no time. In Harmonica For Dummies, you'll find an accessible format designed to help you access new techniques, songs, and styles of playing. Accompanying digital content and interactive tools will help you learn the nuances of playing harmonica and give you the know-how to use this versatile instrument to its fullest potential. * Provides you with a high-quality, comprehensive instructional manual * Instructs you with detailed instructions and tips to help you learn to play quickly * Written in a clear, easy-to-understand format complete with accompanying audio/video content * Helps you improve your playing and embrace the many musical styles that have made the harmonica an iconic instrument The harmonica is a very accessible instrument, but only those with the right instruction and direction will be able to experience the joy of using it for accompaniment and solos. Let Harmonica For Dummies guide you through the learning process and make you a harmonica expert in a flash!

A History of Western Music (Paperback, Tenth International Student Edition): J. Peter Burkholder, Donald Jay Grout, Claude V.... A History of Western Music (Paperback, Tenth International Student Edition)
J. Peter Burkholder, Donald Jay Grout, Claude V. Palisca
R1,372 Discovery Miles 13 720 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The definitive survey, combining current scholarship with a vibrant narrative. Carefully informed by feedback from dozens of scholars, it remains the book that students and teachers trust to explain what's important, where it fits and why it matters. Peter Burkholder weaves a compelling story of people, their choices and the western musical tradition that emerged. From chant to hip-hop, he connects past to present to create a context for tomorrow's musicians.

Guitar Chords for Dummies (Spiral bound): Antoine Polin Guitar Chords for Dummies (Spiral bound)
Antoine Polin 1
R291 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R74 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Whether you're playing blues, rock, classical, or folk-all the chords you'll need are here

Even Eric Clapton started with a few basic chords. And "Guitar Chords For Dummies" offers guitarists of every ambition, skill level, and musical genre a key to the simplest and most complex guitar chords-over 600 in all. Illustrated with a grid showing the position of the fingers on a string, a photograph of the chord being played, and a brief comment on the chord and how to play it, this handy, portable reference offers musicians, whether experimenting at home or playing in a coffee house, instant access to the full range of chords that can be played on a guitar.Covers the theory and techniques of guitar chordsFeatures a handy, portable design, which can fit into a guitar caseIncludes a convenient lay-flat (wire bound) format, allowing users to easily try out new chords

An ideal resource for broadening musical technique and getting new ideas, "Guitar Chords For Dummies" will help you, whether you're just picking up the guitar or a seasoned musician, add sparkle and range to your musical repertoire.

Guitar Rhythm and Technique For Dummies - Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction (Book): Desi R. Serna, Consumer Dummies Guitar Rhythm and Technique For Dummies - Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction (Book)
Desi R. Serna, Consumer Dummies
R502 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R145 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Improve your guitar-playing rhythm, feel, and timing If you want to improve your timing, sharpen your technique, or get inspired by new ideas, Guitar Rhythm & Technique For Dummies breaks down the basics of reading, counting, strumming, and picking rhythms on guitar to make you an ace on the axe in no time. With the help of this friendly guide, you'll learn to play examples of eighth and sixteenth note rhythms including common strum patterns heard in popular music to improve your guitar rhythm, feel, and timing. Plus, access to audio downloads and online video lessons complement the coverage presented in the book, giving you the option of supplementing your reading with additional visual and audio learning. There's no denying that guitar is one of the coolest musical instruments on the planet. Okay, perhaps undeniably the coolest. Whether you bow at the feet of Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, the Edge, or Eddie Van Halen, they all have one thing in common: they make it look incredibly, naturally easy! However, anyone who's actually picked up a guitar knows that mastering rhythm and technique is something that takes a lot of practice not to mention good coaching. Luckily, Guitar Rhythm & Technique For Dummies makes your aspirations to play guitar like the pros attainable with loads of helpful step-by-step instruction on everything from mastering hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides to perfecting your picking and beyond. * Covers strum patterns, articulations, picking techniques, and more * Showcases musical styles such as pop, rock, blues, folk, and funk * Includes techniques for playing with both your right and left hand * Provides access to online audio tracks and video instruction so you can master the concepts and techniques presented in the book Whether you're new to guitar or an advanced player looking to improve your musical timing and skills, Guitar Rhythm & Technique For Dummies quickly gets you in the groove before the rhythm gets you.

Enjoy Playing Guitar Tutor Book 1 + CD - First steps in playing classical guitar (Sheet music): Debbie CRACKNELL Enjoy Playing Guitar Tutor Book 1 + CD - First steps in playing classical guitar (Sheet music)
Debbie CRACKNELL
R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This revised edition of Enjoy Playing Guitar: Tutor Book 1 is the ultimate resource for all beginner guitarists. It introduces the basics of classical guitar playing and musical concepts through an approach that is clear, progressive, and carefully paced. It includes tailored solos, duets, and trios in a range of styles, and it develops musicianship through activities in improvisation, playing by ear, and the art of accompanying. To consolidate learning, there are helpful reminders and quizzes covering musical knowledge, plus a CD with over 70 play-along tracks. Encouraging self-directed learning outside as well as during lessons, this is the perfect book for today's aspiring player.

A Dozen a Day Book 2 (Paperback): Edna Mae Burnam A Dozen a Day Book 2 (Paperback)
Edna Mae Burnam
R146 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R26 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

(Willis). The Dozen a Day books are universally recognized as one of the most remarkable technique series on the market for all ages Each book in this series contains short warm-up exercises to be played at the beginning of each practice session, providing excellent day-to-day training for the student.

Trinity College London Acoustic Guitar Exam Pieces 2020-2023: Grades 6-8 (Sheet music): Trinity College London Trinity College London Acoustic Guitar Exam Pieces 2020-2023: Grades 6-8 (Sheet music)
Trinity College London
R433 R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Save R39 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Ukulele For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Alistair Wood Ukulele For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Alistair Wood 1
R520 R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Save R143 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The fast and easy way to learn how to play the ukulele With the help of Ukulele For Dummies, learning to play this popular string instrument at a basic level has never been easier. Now in a fully updated second edition, this hands-on, friendly guide provides everything you need to know to pick up a uke and get playing fast. From purchasing a ukulele and the necessary accessories to making sense of simple chord progressions and playing in a variety of styles including pop, folk, Hawaiian, and holiday favourites the second edition of Ukulele For Dummies will have you creating beautiful music in no time. For anyone wishing to learn to play this fun, surprisingly versatile instrument, Ukulele For Dummies covers all the basics, from chords and strumming patterns to guidance on finger picking and everything in between. Plus, you'll find tips to make certain chord changes easier, chords and tabs for popular Christmas and New Year songs, apps for mobile devices, the ten best ukulele chords, and so much more. * Audio tracks are available via online download at Dummies.com, creating a total musical instruction package * Features a ukulele buying guide for the novice * Offers instruction in a variety of musical styles * Provides finger-picking instruction and the chords and patterns you need to know With its simple and clear instruction, and inspiration on every page, the second edition of Ukulele For Dummies will have fans and first-time musicians making a big splash with this tiny instrument in no time.

Introducing Percussion - Pieces, exercises and tips for the beginner on snare drum, timpani and tuned percussion (Sheet music):... Introducing Percussion - Pieces, exercises and tips for the beginner on snare drum, timpani and tuned percussion (Sheet music)
Mark Aldous, Peter Evans, Lorne Pearcey
R329 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R32 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Alfred's Basic Piano Prep Course Lesson Book, Bk a - For the Young Beginner (Staple bound): Willard A Palmer, Morton... Alfred's Basic Piano Prep Course Lesson Book, Bk a - For the Young Beginner (Staple bound)
Willard A Palmer, Morton Manus, Amanda Vick Lethco
R169 R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Save R30 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Alfred's Basic Prep Course, Lesson Book A is specifically designed for beginners who are five years old and up. Through the use of appealing music and attractive illustrations, it is no wonder that Lesson Book A is the most widely used young beginner's piano book now available. This course takes into consideration the normal attention span, as well as the small-sized hands of the young beginner. Shortly after beginning, the young student will be able to play "Merrily We Roll Along." The complete Prep Course consists of six books (Levels A through F). This course is most effective when used under the direction of a piano teacher or experienced musician.

Cello Exam Pieces 2020-2023, ABRSM Grade 1, Score, Part & CD - Selected from the 2020-2023 syllabus (Sheet music): Abrsm Cello Exam Pieces 2020-2023, ABRSM Grade 1, Score, Part & CD - Selected from the 2020-2023 syllabus (Sheet music)
Abrsm
R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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

Cello Exam Pieces 2020-2023, ABRSM Grade 2, Score, Part & CD - Selected from the 2020-2023 syllabus (Sheet music): Abrsm Cello Exam Pieces 2020-2023, ABRSM Grade 2, Score, Part & CD - Selected from the 2020-2023 syllabus (Sheet music)
Abrsm
R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book contains nine pieces from ABRSM's Grade 2 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. 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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