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Suzuki Viola School, Vol 8 - Viola Part, Book & CD (Paperback): Michael Isaac Strauss, R Kent Cook Suzuki Viola School, Vol 8 - Viola Part, Book & CD (Paperback)
Michael Isaac Strauss, R Kent Cook
R614 Discovery Miles 6 140 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Fiddle For Dummies - Book + Online Video and Audio Instruction (Paperback): Michael John Sanchez Fiddle For Dummies - Book + Online Video and Audio Instruction (Paperback)
Michael John Sanchez
R512 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R143 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

Lament for the holy city (Sheet music, Violin and piano): John Rutter Lament for the holy city (Sheet music, Violin and piano)
John Rutter
R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

String Time Starters - 21 pieces for flexible ensemble (Sheet music, Cello book): Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell String Time Starters - 21 pieces for flexible ensemble (Sheet music, Cello book)
Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell
R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Suzuki Violin School, Volume 1 (Standard format, CD): Hilary Hahn, Natalie Zhu Suzuki Violin School, Volume 1 (Standard format, CD)
Hilary Hahn, Natalie Zhu
R359 R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Save R26 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Suzuki Violin School, Volume 2 (Standard format, CD): Hilary Hahn, Natalie Zhu Suzuki Violin School, Volume 2 (Standard format, CD)
Hilary Hahn, Natalie Zhu
R359 R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Save R26 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Violin For Dummies - Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Katharine Rapoport Violin For Dummies - Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Katharine Rapoport 1
R518 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R143 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

How to Play Ukulele - A Complete Guide for Beginners (Paperback): Dan Scanlan How to Play Ukulele - A Complete Guide for Beginners (Paperback)
Dan Scanlan
R290 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R95 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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 + CD - 11 Christmas classics (Sheet music): Nikki Iles Violin Jazz on a Winter's Night + CD - 11 Christmas classics (Sheet music)
Nikki Iles
R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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'.

Violin Scales & Arpeggios, ABRSM Grade 4 - from 2012 (Sheet music): Violin Scales & Arpeggios, ABRSM Grade 4 - from 2012 (Sheet music)
R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

The Big Book Of Disney Songs - Violin (Paperback): Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation The Big Book Of Disney Songs - Violin (Paperback)
Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation 1
R326 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R65 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

(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.

Banjo For Dummies - Book + Online Video and Audio Instruction (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Bill Evans Banjo For Dummies - Book + Online Video and Audio Instruction (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Bill Evans 1
R487 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R135 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

String Time Starters - 21 pieces for flexible ensemble (Sheet music, Violin book): Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell String Time Starters - 21 pieces for flexible ensemble (Sheet music, Violin book)
Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell
R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Beginning Fingerstyle Blues Guitar - CD Accompaniment Edition (Paperback): Arnie Berle Beginning Fingerstyle Blues Guitar - CD Accompaniment Edition (Paperback)
Arnie Berle
R478 R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Save R61 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

(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.

David Garrett Best of Violin - 16 Wonderful Songs from Classic to Rock (Sheet music): John Haywood David Garrett Best of Violin - 16 Wonderful Songs from Classic to Rock (Sheet music)
John Haywood; David Garrett; Assisted by Franck Van Der Heijden, Michael Zlanabitnig
R547 Discovery Miles 5 470 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Making Music: Violin (Paperback): Kate Riggs Making Music: Violin (Paperback)
Kate Riggs
R229 R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Save R15 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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."

Cello Scales, Arpeggios & Studies Initial-Grade 8 from 2016 (Paperback): Cello Scales, Arpeggios & Studies Initial-Grade 8 from 2016 (Paperback)
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R303 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R29 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
101 Hits For Ukulele (The Red Book) (Paperback): 101 Hits For Ukulele (The Red Book) (Paperback)
R548 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R198 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Suzuki Viola School, Vol 2 - Viola Part, Book & CD (Paperback, Revised ed.): William Preucil, Doris Preucil Suzuki Viola School, Vol 2 - Viola Part, Book & CD (Paperback, Revised ed.)
William Preucil, Doris Preucil
R450 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R35 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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

101 Hits For Ukulele (Blue Book) (Paperback): 101 Hits For Ukulele (Blue Book) (Paperback)
R424 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R76 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Cello Globetrotters + CD (Sheet music): Ros Stephen Cello Globetrotters + CD (Sheet music)
Ros Stephen
R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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'...

Suzuki Violin School, v.3 - Violin Part (Paperback, Revised ed.): Shinichi Suzuki Suzuki Violin School, v.3 - Violin Part (Paperback, Revised ed.)
Shinichi Suzuki
R219 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R36 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Teach violin with the popular Suzuki Violin School. Revised edition features:
New engravings in a 9" x 12" format
New editing of pieces, including bowings and fingerings
16 additional pages
Additional exercises, some from Dr. Suzuki, plus additional insight and suggestions for teachers
Glossary of terms in English, French, German and Spanish
Musical notation guide
Fingerboard position.
Titles: Study Points * Tonalization * Vibrato Exercises * Gavotte (P. Martini) * Minuet (J. S. Bach) * Gavotte in G Minor (J. S. Bach) * Humoresque (A. Dvor?k) * Gavotte (J. Becker) * Gavotte in D Major (J. S. Bach) * Bourr?e (J. S. Bach).
This title is available in SmartMusic.

Position Pieces for Cello (Staple bound): Rick Mooney Position Pieces for Cello (Staple bound)
Rick Mooney
R258 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R48 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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!

Visions (Sheet music, Violin part): John Rutter Visions (Sheet music, Violin part)
John Rutter
R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

The Violin Lesson (Paperback): Simon Fischer The Violin Lesson (Paperback)
Simon Fischer
R1,062 R815 Discovery Miles 8 150 Save R247 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

In his typically thorough but straightforward way, he addresses technique, musical artistry and psychology as manageable and interconnected units, often illuminating the problems from new and unexpected angles and transforming even the most intimidating matters into inviting subjects with clear solutions. In Background Essentials, Fischer covers seldom-discussed essential elements of musicianship, technique and how to practice. The chapter on Avoiding Aches and Pains offers understanding of the causes of injuries, as well as new and effective remedies and prevention practices.

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