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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.
These are the original editions of the ever-popular instruction books for various instruments by C. Paul Herfurth. The books are packed full of lessons, illustrations, fingering charts, daily practice records, test questions, and manuscript paper for homework. Perfect for use in group lessons, school classes, or for individual lessons.
(Easy Instrumental Play-Along). 10 songs carefully selected and arranged for first-year instrumentalists. Even novices will sound great Audio demonstration tracks featuring real instruments are available via download to help you hear how the song should sound. Once you've mastered the notes, download the backing tracks to play along with the band Songs include: The Ballad of Davy Crockett * Can You Feel the Love Tonight * Candle on the Water * I Just Can't Wait to Be King * The Medallion Calls * Mickey Mouse March * Part of Your World * Whistle While You Work * You Can Fly You Can Fly You Can Fly * You'll Be in My Heart (Pop Version). Online audio is accessed at (a href="http: //www.halleonard.com/mylibrary" target="_blank")halleonard.com/mylibrary(/a)
This new edition contains all the scales and arpeggios required for ABRSM's Grade 6 Violin exam. Includes all Grade 6 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.
Violin Star is a three-book series offering beginner violinists a refreshing and inspirational choice of pieces to help build confidence and musical skills. The repertoire is imaginatively tailored to develop specific techniques through an exciting range of musical styles. This Student's book contains the solo violin parts, along with colourful illustrations, activities and a playalong CD. The Accompaniment book, available separately, includes piano and violin accompaniments for every piece. Key features of the series include: an approachable progression from beginner level to Grade 2; playalong CDs with each Student's book, which contain specially created instrumental arrangements to convey style and mood; and original compositions and arrangements by Edward Huws Jones.
This new edition contains all the scales and arpeggios required for ABRSM's Grade 7 Violin exam. Includes all Grade 7 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.
(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 reflects some of the best teaching ideas from around the world. This super-convenient Complete Edition features the new and improved method books 1, 2 and 3 spiral-bound together, available as a book only (00699040) or book with three CDs (00697342)
The two volumes of Trott's widely used etudes are combined into one convenient, affordable volume.
Superb one-volume edition of two influential compositions noted for individuality, unique interpretations of the medium, delicate and subtle beauties. Based on authoritative French editions, this clearly printed volume is sturdily bound for long life on the music stand.
Contents are: Long, Long Ago (T.H. Bayly) * May Time, Komm Lieber Mai (Longing for Spring) from Sehnsucht nach dem FrA1/4hlinge, K. 96 (W.A. Mozart) * Minuet No. 1, Minuett III from Suite in G Minor for Klavier, BWV 822 (J.S. Bach) * Minuet No. 3, Minuet in C, BWV Anh. II (J.S. Bach) * Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus (G.F. Handel) * Hunters' Chorus from 3rd Act of the opera Der Freischutz (C.M. von Weber) * Musette in G, Gavotte II or the Musette from English Suite III in G Minor for Klavier, BWV 808 (J.S. Bach) * March in G (J.S. Bach) * Theme from Witches' Dance (N. Paganini) * Tonalization: The Moon over the Ruined Castle (R. Taki) * The Two Grenadiers, Die Beiden Grenadier, Op. 49, No. 1 for Voice and Piano (R. Schumann) * Gavotte (F.J. Gossec) * BourrA(c)e from Sonata in F Major for Oboe and Basso Continuo, HHA IV/18, No. 8-EZ (G.F. Handel).
This book presents the story of renowned cellist Aldo Parisot, who started his career in his native Brazil and then emigrated to the U.S., establishing himself as a major soloist worldwide. His colleague and friend Janos Starker has described Mr. Parisot as "a top-notch performer" and "the best cello teacher of his time." Parisot expanded the cello repertoire by commissioning contemporary composers, including the Brazilian Heitor Villa-Lobos, as well as numerous American composers. He has, in addition, discovered and revived older music for the instrument. He has been responsible, as in the case of the Parisonatina by Donald Martino, so named in honor of Parisot, for shaping the music together with the composer. The book also considers his groundbreaking work with the cello ensemble at Yale and at festivals around the globe. Parisot's life is interesting not only as the story of an extraordinary performer but also as a human story about overcoming hardship. His personality is colorful, and he is a compelling visual artist as well as an exciting musician. SUSAN HAWKSHAW is on the faculty at Albertus Magnus College and at the University of New Haven, both in New Haven, CT.
Play-along with the best-known selections from the first five movies in the Harry Potter series String books include a play-along CD with a backing and performance track for each title as well as a pull-out piano part. Titles include: Hedwig's Theme * Harry's Wondrous World * Nimbus 2000 * Fawkes The Phoenix * Double Trouble * A Window to the Past * Hogwarts' March * Hogwarts' Hymn * Professor Umbridge * Fireworks (Grade 2-3) This title is available in SmartMusic.
This book addresses core questions about the role of materials in general and of wood in particular in the construction of string instruments used in the modern symphony orchestra - violins, violas, cellos and basses. Further attention is given to materials for classical guitars, harps, harpsichords and pianos. While some of the approaches discussed are traditional, most of them depend upon new scientific approaches to the study of the structure of materials, such as for example wood cell structure, which is visible only using modern high resolution microscopic techniques. Many examples of modern and classical instruments are examined, together with the relevance of classical techniques for the treatment of wood. Composite materials, especially designed for soundboards could be a good substitute for some traditional wood species. The body and soundboard of the instrument are of major importance for their acoustical properties, but the study also examines traditional and new wood species used for items such as bows, the instrument neck, string pegs, etc. Wood species' properties for musical instruments and growth origins of woods used by great makers such as Antonio Stradivari are examined and compared with more recently grown woods available to current makers. The role of varnish in the appearance and acoustics of the final instrument is also discussed, since it has often been proposed as a 'secret ingredient' used by great makers. Aspects related to strings are commented.As well as discussing these subjects, with many illustrations from classical and contemporary instruments, the book gives attention to conservation and restoration of old instruments and the physical results of these techniques. There is also discussion of the current value of old instruments both for modern performances and as works of art having great monetary value.The book will be of interest and value to researchers, advanced students, music historians, and contemporary string instrument makers. Musicians in general, particularly those playing string instruments, will also find its revelations fascinating. It will also attract the attention of those using wood for a variety of other purposes, for its use in musical instruments uncovers many of its fundamental features. Professor Neville H. FletcherAustralian National University, Canberra
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.
(Guitar Method). A beginner's manual to the classical guitar. Uses a systematic approach using the interesting solo and duet music written by Noad, one of the world's foremost guitar educators. No musical knowledge is necessary. Student can progress by simple stages. Many of the exercises are designed for a teacher to play with the students. Will increase student's enthusiasm, therefore increasing the desire to take lessons.
Titles: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Variations (Shinichi Suzuki)
* French Folk Song (Folk Song) * 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) * Allegro
(Shinichi Suzuki) * Perpetual Motion in D Major (Shinichi Suzuki) *
Perpetual Motion in G Major (Shinichi Suzuki) * Long, Long Ago
(T.H. Bayly) * Allegretto (Shinichi Suzuki) * Andantino (Shinichi
Suzuki) * Rigadoon (H. Purcell) * Etude (Shinichi Suzuki) * The
Happy Farmer from Album for the Young, Op. 68, No. 10 (R. Schumann)
* Minuet in C, No. 11 in G Major from Notebook for Anna Magdalena
Bach, BWV 841 (J.S. Bach) * Minuet No. 2 from Minuet in G Major,
BWV 116 (J.S. Bach).
(Music Sales America). Otakar Sevick was a Czech musician and violin teacher who wrote many studies, methods and teaching tools. Many of which are still important today. For instance his violin methods are still useful a century later and his studies remain second to none. This volume of 40 studies for right-hand technique includes exercises in string-crossing, arpeggios, triplets, changing bowing styles, staccato playing, legato playing and more.
for SATB or SSAA, solo cello, djembe, and piano This solo cello part accompanies Sarah Quartel's evocative five-movement choral work Snow Angel, which explores themes of love, rebirth, and beauty through the eyes of children and the heavenly army of angels that watch over them. The haunting and poignant cello line is woven through the work. This cello part is compatible with the upper and mixed voice versions of Snow Angel.
for solo violin and orchestra or piano This serene romance is one of Vaughan Williams's most enduring popular works. Taking its title from a poem by George Meredith, the music perfectly evokes the lark's 'chirrup, whistle, slur, and shake'. This beautifully presented new edition of the violin and piano score includes a preface by Michael Kennedy.
Violin Making - a practical guide is for everyone interested in trying this most beautiful of crafts. Topics covered include: a short history of violin making; introduction to choice of materials and design; various stages of making a violin including vamishing and setting up the instrument; table of measurements for violins, violas and cellos, and finally, sections on the baroque violin, folk fiddles and the hardanger. With nearly 200 illustrations, clear step-by-step instruction and a minimum of necessary tools, this book leads both amateurs and skilled woodworkers through the delicate and precise techniques, and brings the art of violin making within the reach of all.
(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
Steve Martin is a comedian, novelist, screenwriter, actor and many other things, but his first love is the banjo. His recent hit CD, The Crow, features 15 original tunes in both clawhammer and Scruggs style. This book of tablature, accurately transcribed by Tony Trischka, is a great learning tool for aspiring players. Also includes an introduction and tuning notes from Tony. Contents: Daddy Played the Banjo * Pitkni County Turnaround * Hoedown at Alice's * Late for School * Tin Roof * Words Unspoken * Pretty Flowers * Wally on the Run * Freddie's Lilt * Saga of the Old West * Clawhammer Medley * Calico Train * Banana Banjo * Blue River Waltz * The Crow.
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