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Learn to play the fiddle? Easy.
Tackling a new instrument can be intimidating, but with this easy-to-use guide, you'll have no trouble at all From selecting, tuning, and caring for your fiddle to mastering various music styles, "Fiddle For Dummies" walks you step-by-step through everything you need to start playing the fiddle like a pro. You'll discover how to hold a fiddle, master fundamental techniques, and take your skills to the next level. This title also features companion audio tracks and instructional video clips hosted online at Dummies.com to help further enhance your skills.
The fiddle is a popular instrument across many continents, and is a favorite for many because it is small and portable. Playing the fiddle can expose you to a range of musical styles from all over the world, such as Irish, Scottish, Celtic/Cape Breton, country, folk, bluegrass, and more. Plus, if you're already a violin player, you'll impress yourself and fellow musicians as you unlock your instrument to open up a whole new world of sounds.Learn fiddle techniques and fundamentalsSelect, tune, and care for your fiddleJoin the folk instrument movement and master the fiddlePlay fiddle music from all over the world
Whether you're a complete beginner or a violin player looking to branch out and try something new, "Fiddle For Dummies" will have you fit as a fiddle in no time.
This hauntingly beautiful piece is extracted from Rutter's large-scale work Visions. The expressive solo line features long phrases, double stopping in thirds and sixths, and a quasi-improvised section, making it an ideal concert work for advanced violinists.
The beginner's guide to learning the violin for any musical style Violin For Dummies helps you teach yourself to play the violin, even if you've never read a note of music. From choosing the right violin for you to playing a variety of musical styles, this book has you covered. You'll start with the basics of posture and bowing technique, learn how to tune your instrument and keep it in beautiful condition with regular maintenance. You'll learn how to read and feel the music, and how to inject your own personality into whatever you play. Before you know it, you'll be playing classical, jazz, country, and more, as you become a bona fide violin player. The included audio and video instruction encourages you to play along as you learn, and allow you to hear, see, and imitate proper technique. The violin's small size, portability, and mimicry of the human voice have made it popular across cultures and throughout time. This book shows you how to teach yourself the basics so you can start playing quickly. * Start with the basics of proper hold and bowing technique * Learn how to properly tune and care for your violin * Understand the nuances of rhythm and musical notation * Play classical, jazz, and other popular styles of music The violin has a reputation of being difficult to learn, but the reality is that it's difficult to master. Anyone can learn, and practice over time will refine your technique and your musical style. You'll have fun, make music, and maybe even fall in love with this instrument that has inspired some of the world's best musicians and composers. Get started today, the easy way, with Violin For Dummies.
Learn to play the ukulele with this beginner's guide that features information about basic techniques, tools, and music knowledge. What do George Clooney, Zooey Deschanel, Ryan Gosling and James Franco all have in common? Answer: they all play the ukulele and now, with this easy step-by-step guide, you can too! With just this book and your ukulele in hand, you'll learn basic music skills, how to care for your instrument, and how to play some simple tunes. Whether you're looking to impress your friends with spontaneous singalongs, or just want to strum solo, How to Play Ukulele is the perfect entryway to the wonderful world of ukulele.
Violin Jazz on a Winter's Night is a Christmas album of stylish, swinging arrangements for violin and piano. Favourite Christmas carols and songs are given the complete jazz treatment, with rhythm, embellishment, grooves, and solos all carefully notated. The expertise of the arranger, a celebrated jazz musician and composer, guarantees an authentic jazz sound, and a range of styles from Nat King Cole to John Coltrane. While paying homage to American Christmas jazz, the collection also reflects a European tradition, in such time-honoured classics as 'In the bleak mid-winter'.
This new edition contains all the scales and arpeggios required for ABRSM's Grade 4 Violin exam. Includes all Grade 4 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.
(Instrumental Folio). This monstrous collection includes instrumental solos of more than 70 Disney classics: Beauty and the Beast * Can You Feel the Love Tonight * Friend like Me * It's a Small World * Mickey Mouse March * A Pirate's Life * Reflection * The Siamese Cat Song * A Spoonful of Sugar * Trashin' the Camp * Under the Sea * We're All in This Together * Written in the Stars * You've Got a Friend in Me * Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah * and dozens more.
Play your way to banjo-playing expertise Traditionally associated with country, folk, and bluegrass music, the banjo is accessible to anyone with the patience and willpower to learn it. This second edition of Banjo For Dummies does the rest of the work for you with updated practice lessons, teaching techniques, and step-by-step examples. With this guide, you will learn tips and techniques for selecting the right instruments and accessories, how to develop correct hand position and posture, and how to tune, care for, and make simple repairs to the instrument. An updated multimedia component features companion audio tracks and complementary video lessons that cement the concepts readers gain during their reading. * Written by Bill Evans, an accomplished five-string banjo player, teacher, writer, and historian * Includes access to "how-to" videos on Dummies.com * Ideal for anyone who wants to learn to play this classic instrument For musicians hoping to lend their art an edge or interested learners looking to pick up a unique skill, Banjo For Dummies is a must-have, straightforward guide to success.
(Music Sales America). A step-by-step method for learning this rich and powerful style. Takes you from the fundamentals of fingerpicking to five authentic blues tunes. Includes graded exercises, illustrated tips, plus standard notation and tablature.
A primary prelude to the violin, including what the string instrument looks and sounds like, basic instructions on how to play it, and the kinds of music that feature it.Making Music offers young readers a chance to experience a variety of musical instruments--before they even play a note Labeled images assist in identification of common components as this series describes the featured instrument's sounds and workings, including basic instruction on how to play it. A brief history of the instrument across world cultures puts it in context with others of its kind, and each title concludes with a spotlight on a famous musician who plays the instrument today."
Titles: Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus (G.F. Handel) * Musette, Gavotte II or the Musette from English Suite II in G Minor for Klavier, BWV 808 (J.S. Bach) * Hunters' Chorus from 3rd Act of the opera Der Freischutz (C.M. von Weber) * Long, Long Ago (with variation) (T.H. Bayly) * Waltz, Op. 39, No. 15 (J. Brahms) * Bourr?e, Sonata in F Major for Oboe, HHA IV/18, No. 8 (G.F. Handel) * The Two Grenadiers, Die Beiden Grenadier, Op. 49, No. 1 for Voice and Piano (R. Schumann) * Theme from Witches' Dance (N. Paganini) * Gavotte from Mignon (A. Thomas) * Gavotte (J.B. Lully) * Minuet in G, Wo0 10, No. 2 (L. van Beethoven) * Minuet from Sei Quintetti per Archi No. 11, Op. 11, No. 5 in E Major (L. Boccherini) * Practice Suggestions (Doris Preucil). The Book/CD kits contain the same book as is sold separately. The CD in each kit only contains the music in the book it is packaged with. The CD that contains both volumes 1 and 2 is still available and has not been changed
Cello Globetrotters brings together toe-tapping original tunes in styles from around the world - from Arabic to Chinese and from klezmer to the Argentinian tango - for the budding cellist. 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 cello or piano accompaniment, and an inspirational CD, Cello Globetrotters is the ultimate resource for aspiring cellists looking to go travellin'...
Teach violin with the popular Suzuki Violin School. Revised edition
Position Pieces for Cello is designed to give students a logical and fun way to learn their way around the fingerboard. Each hand position is introduced with exercises called "Target Practice," "Geography Quiz," and "Names and Numbers." Following these exercises are tuneful cello duets which have been specifically composed to require students to play in that hand position. In this way, students gain a thorough knowledge of how to find the hand positions and, once there, which notes are possible to play. Using these pieces (with names like "I Was a Teenage Monster," "The Irish Tenor," and "I've Got the Blues, Baby"), position study on the cello has never been so much fun!
for solo violin, upper-voice choir (women's and/or advanced children's choir), with harp, and strings or organ This four-movement work is inspired by the idea of 'Jerusalem' both as a Holy City and a utopian ideal of heavenly peace and seraphic bliss. The composer has selected four biblical texts, in English and Latin, that express different aspects of this vision. The solo violin part is identical for both full and reduced instrumentations.
340 pages Every chapter of The Violin Lesson is a masterful
presentation in which Simon Fischer tackles the obvious and
seemingly intractable problems of playing and teaching the violin.
Richly illustrated with hundreds of photographs, this book is
engaging and candidly narrated. Nobody who is seriously interested
in playing, teaching or studying the violin - at any level from
professional to amateur, advanced to elementary - can afford not to
add The Violin Lesson to their library.
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