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With the folk-rock movement in full swing, the acoustic guitar hasn't been as much in the spotlight since the Sixties. Artists such as Turin Brakes, David Gray, Damien Rice, Starsailor, Travis and Coldplay have put the acoustic guitar centre stage again. This guide begins by tracing the origins of the instrument through the millennia, from 19th century troubadours, to the unplugged movement of the 90s and beyond. It then takes us on a detailed tour of the players, techniques and kit that has defined the genre over the years. Complemented with a demonstration CD.
The definitive collection of songs by the greatest names in country. 90 songs, all arranged for acoustic guitar including full lyrics, chord symbols, guitar boxes and playing guide.
This book explains and shows in detail the various techniques used by fiddle players in creating a traditional style of playing. All the information is presented in the context of the music itself, with numerous transcribed and recorded examples. It is aimed not only at the beginner, but also the fiddle-player (and indeed violinist) with some knowledge and experience who wishes to learn more. For those unable to read music, a chapter on notation is included. Particular emphasis is given to bowing and ornamentation, with individual chapters devoted to jigs, slides, polkas, hornpipes, airs and reels. The book also attempts to convey something of the excitement felt in playing music which has a large degree of improvisation, albeit within certain bounds. The demonstration CD, which features a large selection of the transcribed tunes and ornaments performed by Cranitch, is an invaluable aid to learning as it allows the listener to hear how the music and ornamentation should sound.
Solo Time for Violin is a three-volume series of concert pieces for the intermediate to more advanced violinist. Featuring arrangements and original pieces by the authors of the award-winning Fiddle Time series, these graded collections provide sophisticated repertoire from the Baroque to the modern age and introduce styles and techniques for the developing performer.
The revised edition of Viola Time Scales is brimming over with creative ideas and packed with imaginative and amusing cartoons to make learning scales and arpeggios easy.
This fun and innovative collection introduces cellists to a range of pop and rock styles. Building on the trail-blazing approach to cello playing that he developed in Ten American Cello Etudes and Ten International Cello Encores, Aaron Minsky presents the intermediate student with attractive new pieces that explore a number of technical and musical challenges.
Acoustic Blues Guitar Styles is an introduction to fingerstyle acoustic blues guitar, the style made popular by Robert Johnson, Bill Broonzy, and Mance Lipscomb. Following the success of the popular Acoustic Guitar Styles, Larry Sandberg's Acoustic Blues Guitar Styles is an instructional book geared towards the intermediate guitar player, not only to teach fingerstyle blues technique, but also to approach the music creatively and with feeling and rhythm. Part One teaches you the preliminaries, such as reading a chord chart and working out a 12-bar blues in different keys. Part Two teaches you touch, timing, and basic fingerpicking technique. Part Three teaches you how to play stylistically, with lessons on how to incorporate bends, vibrato, alternating bassnotes, and rhythmic variations into your playing. All musical exercises are presented in both standard notation and tablature, and are supported by audio tracks. Customers purchasing the eBook version of this title will be able to download the supporting audio tracks. Instructions on downloading the files can be found on the contents page.
(Bass Instruction). A walking bass line is the most common approach to jazz bass playing, but it is also used in rock music, blues, rockabilly, R&B, gospel, Latin, country and many other types of music. The term 'walking' is used to describe the moving feeling that quarter notes create in the bass part. The specific goal of this book is to familiarize players with the techniques used to build walking bass lines and to make them aware of how the process works. Through the use of 90-minutes' worth of recorded rhythm tracks, players will have the opportunity to put the new learning directly into action. This book literally gives bassists the tools they need to build their own walking bass lines.
Louis Kaufman (1905-1994) was probably the most-recorded violinist in history, with recordings of more than one hundred major concert works and hundreds of film soundtracks to his credit. Annette Kaufman, a pianist, shared Louis's passion for music, art, and theater as they traveled the globe on performance tours. Here she dramatically reads her husband's fascinating autobiography on fourteen CDs, with a fifteenth CD of musical selections inimitably played by one of the twentieth century's greatest violinists, Louis Kaufman.
This book contains nine pieces from ABRSM's Grade 4 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).
This stylish album for violin and piano takes players on a musical tour of autumn, presenting well-loved songs such as 'September in the Rain', 'Autumn Leaves', 'Danny Boy', and '(Somewhere) Over the Rainbow' and original compositions on other seasonal themes. The nine pieces reflect a wide variety of jazz styles, including swing, blues, calypso, and bossa nova, and draw on artists such as Yehudi Menuhin, Stephane Grappelli, Didier Lockwood, and Regina Carter. With fully notated rhythms, grooves, and improvisations, Violin Jazz in Autumn is the perfect collection for instrumentalists looking for that authentic sound.
Step-by-step pictures take you from first day exercises to playing along with a backing track. Absolute Beginners has been designed to tell you everything you need to know from the very first time you play your ukulele. In this book you get: A look-and-learn course that uses clear pictures instead of long explanations; Practical advice and tips covering everything you need to know to get you playing fast; CD audio tracks to show you how things should sound, plus full-length accompaniment tracks to play along with. Simply everything you need is included in this owner's manual approach to your ukulele that makes learning easier than ever before.
(Guitar Method). Newly revised The second edition of this world-famous method by Will Schmid and Greg Koch is preferred by teachers because it makes them more effective while making their job easier. Students enjoy its easy-to-follow format that gives them a solid music education while letting them play songs right away. Book 1 provides beginning instruction including tuning, 1st position melody playing, C, G, G7, D7, and Em chords, rhythms through eighth notes, solos and ensembles and strumming. Features a chord chart, and traditional songs like: Amazing Grace * Greensleeves * and When the Saints Go Marching In.
(Banjo). The best-selling banjo method in the world Earl Scruggs's legendary method has helped thousands of banjo players get their start. The "Revised and Enhanced Edition" features more songs, updated lessons, and many other improvements. It includes everything you need to know to start playing banjo, including: a history of the 5-string banjo, getting acquainted with the banjo, Scruggs tuners, how to read music, chords, how to read tablature, right-hand rolls and left-hand techniques, tuning the banjo, exercises in picking, over 40 song tablatures, how to build a banjo, making Scruggs tuners, autobiographical notes, and much more
Succinct and clear, this long-awaited republication offers an
exposition of the essential features of the system of technical
violin instruction pursued by Joseph Joachim (1831-1907). The
greatest violinist and teacher of his era, Joachim served as
instructor to author Karl Courvoisier. Upon reviewing this book,
Joachim wrote to Courvoisier, "I am rejoiced to learn from it how
faithfully you have heeded my instructions, how firmly you are
grounded on my teachings, and how skillfully you apply the results
of your own experience as teacher."
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.
(Play It Like It Is). This matching folio showcases Satriani's chilling guitar technique. Ten songs in all, including: Always With Me, Always With You * Satch Boogie * and more.
(Guitar Recorded Versions). This much-anticipated follow-up to the blockbuster original edition (00690471, ISBN 0-634-02611-9) features note-for-note tab transcriptions for 150 more great songs, including: About a Girl * All Right Now * Are You Gonna Go My Way * Barracuda * Boot Scootin' Boogie * Cat Scratch Fever * Chop Suey * Crazy Train * Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me) * Every Breath You Take * Everyday (I Have the Blues) * Faith * Fire and Rain * The Freshmen * Hanging by a Moment * Hide Away * I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow * I Shot the Sheriff * Iris * La Bamba * Louie, Louie * Money for Nothing * Pride and Joy * Refugee * Rock You like a Hurricane * Semi-Charmed Life * Smells like Teen Spirit * Smooth * Tequila * Under the Bridge * We Will Rock You * Welcome to the Jungle * Wonderful Tonight * Your Mama Don't Dance * and more
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