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Sebastien Erard and the firm that carried his name are seminal in the history of musical instruments. Erard's inventions - especially the double escapement for the piano and the double-action for the harp - have had an enormous impact on instruments and musical life and are still at the foundation of piano and harp building today. The recently discovered archives of the Erard piano and harp building firm are perhaps the largest and most complete record of musical instrument making anywhere, containing never-before-published correspondence from musicians including Mendelssohn, Liszt and Faure. These volumes present the archive's records and documents in two parts, the first relating to inventions, business, composers and performers and the second to the Erard family correspondence. In both the original French and with English translations, the documents offer fascinating insights into the musical landscape of Europe from the start of Erard's career in 1785 to the closure of the firm in 1959.
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 and piano reduction of Walton's Cello Concerto, based on the edition published in the Walton Edition Violin and Cello Concertos volume. Dating from 1956, the work was commissioned by Gregor Piatigorsky and premiered by him the following year. Walton regarded this work as the best of his three solo concertos. Orchestral material is available on hire.
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.
(Music Sales America). Over 350 authentic bluegrass licks are included in this book, which also discusses how to apply the licks to create your own solos and expand your musical understanding and knowledge of the fingerboard. It features special sections on bluesy licks, trail-offs, playing in closed positions up the neck, crosspicking, floating, double stops, and more. A special celebrity section featuring the licks of Doc Watson, Norman Blake, Dan Crary, Tony Rice and Mark O'Connor is also included.
The DVD edition of this hugely popular series of tutors gets you even closer to your instrument with a set of real music lessons right there on your screen! "A New Tune A Day" features the same logical, gentle pace and keen attention to detail that made earlier editions so hugely popular and successful. Clear explanatory diagrams and photographs help guide you through the lessons and achieve the very best in tone, technique and posture. The selection of music is fresh and exciting, including duets and rounds to inspire the student and ensure that those vital practice hours are never boring! The book includes: advice on your instrument and the equipment you will need; instructions for effective technique and comfortable playing; explanatory pages on reading and understanding music; and, tests to check your own progress and comprehension. The accompanying audio CD features a virtuoso performance and backing track for each pieces, as well as recorded examples to support the lessons. The DVD features lessons on: basic techniques; putting the instrument together; posture; looking after your instrument; basic music notation; and, how to approach your first piece.
This handy reference guide fits into your ukulele case or pocket and is organized in a unique dictionary style, making it easy for you to find any chord quickly. There are sections on how to read music, tuning, movable chords, and chord derivations. An easy-to-use fingerboard chart is included which shows all the notes on the fingerboard.
There is a growing awareness that international law insufficiently protects common global interests and that States and non-State actors need to work together to protect global aims. The focus of this book is on the different fields of international law where there is a need for global cooperation to achieve common aims, for example: the law of the sea; protection of world cultural heritage; sustainable development, biological diversity and climate change; human rights; and international crimes. The volume also identifies the legal developments which have taken place, for example treaties which use the language of 'common heritage of mankind' or 'common concern of humanity', thereby identifying global concerns and reflecting a global set of values and interests independent of the interests of States.
Over 100 tunes, from easy to advanced, edited and annotated by Robin Williamson. This book is perfect for fiddle as well as guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, flute, accordion or concertina. With guitar chords. A CD with 15 tunes, played by Williamson, is included for demonstration. Songs include: All in a Garden Green * Newcastle * The Ploughboy * Greensleeves * Welsh Morris Dance * Lady Owen's Delight * The Bonny Grey * Waterloo Hornpipe * Sweet Molly * Welcome Whiskey Back Again * My Darling Asleep * Back of the Haggard * Carolan's Farewell * and more.
(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, banjo tunings, exercises in picking, over 40 songs, how to build a banjo, autobiographical notes, and much more The book/CD version includes a CD with Earl Scruggs playing and explaining over 60 examples
Titles: Lullaby (Tonalization) (F. Schubert); Lullaby
(Tonalization) (J. Brahms); Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 13, 3rd
Movement (F. Seitz); Concerto No. 5 in D Major, Op. 22, 1st
Movement (F. Seitz); Concerto No. 5 in D Major, Op. 22, 3rd
Movement (F. Seitz); Concerto in A Minor, 1st Movement, Op. 3, No.
6 (A. Vivaldi/T. Nachez); Concerto in A Minor, 3rd Movement, Op. 3,
No. 6 (A. Vivaldi/T. Nachez); Perpetual Motion, "Little Suite No.
6" (K. Bohm); Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043, 1st
Movement, Violin II (J. S. Bach)
(Music Sales America). This complete guide to pedal steel guitar is a simple, straightforward instruction manual starts at the very beginning with tuning and playing fundamentals. It covers beginning to advanced instruction in the E9 tuning and an introduction to the C6 tuning. Includes a CD and discography.
This is a quick-reference general knowledge guide offering answers to questions such as: do you know who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995?; what is the capital of the Netherlands Antilles?; when was the telescope invented?; what is ablutophobia?; which countries are members of OPEC?; and whose saint's day is 11 February?
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.
In the third of a three-volume set of The Scots Fiddlea, J. Murray Neil has compiled a collection of the fiddle music of Scotland from the West Highlands, Hebrides, Orkney & Shetland. It includes a wonderful selection of traditional fiddle tunes and song airs that are played and sung wherever Scots meet at festivals and on special occasions. Extensive biographical sketches, narratives and anecdotes accompany the tunes and provide a fascinating insight into the rich inheritance of Scottish and Gaelic culture. Famous fiddler/composers and songwriters, past and present; famous characters and landmarks; history, legends and traditions, language and dialect, poetry and song are represented in a stimulating account. The selection contains over 160 tunes, including airs and pastorals, reels, strathspeys, marches, jigs, hornpipes, waltzes, polkas and minuets. There are melodies by well known and lesser-known fiddler/composers and songwriters, new and unpublished tunes, as well as compositions from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. aThe Scots Fiddlea is not only an excellent fiddle music reference book, it is a book about Scotland and should appeal to all those with an interest in their cultural traditions.
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