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Flatpicking Guitar for the Complete Ignormaus! (Spiral bound): Wayne Erbsen Flatpicking Guitar for the Complete Ignormaus! (Spiral bound)
Wayne Erbsen
R534 R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Save R106 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This FUN instruction book will get you playing forty old-time and bluegrass guitar tunes in no time flat! Wayne's many years of teaching guitar are evident on each page of this book. The instruction audio CD is complete with a whopping 91 tracks and the complete lyrics to all forty songs found in the book. 9"x 12," 80 pages. This book is guaranteed to help the beginning and intermediate guitarist. (How many books come with a personal guarantee by the author?
Youll Also Learn... How to Tune, How to Hold Your Pick, How to Do the Rest Stroke, How to Play Solid Rhythm, How to Play Back-Up Chords to 30 Old-Time Fiddle Tunes, How to Understand Painless Music Theory, How to Improvise, How to Fight the Fear of Scales and How to Play by Ear.

Bathed in Lightning - John McLaughlin, the 60s and the Emerald Beyond (Paperback): Colin Harper Bathed in Lightning - John McLaughlin, the 60s and the Emerald Beyond (Paperback)
Colin Harper 1
R470 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R113 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

On February 16 1969, John McLaughlin flew into New York, from London, in a snowstorm. The following day, Miles Davis, his hero, invited him to play on a record. Two years later, on the path of Bengali mystic Sri Chinmoy, John launched The Mahavishnu Orchestra-an evocation in music of spiritual aspiration and extraordinary power, volume and complexity, far beyond anything else in jazz or rock. Curiously, it was also a huge success. John McLaughlin brought rock music to its pinnacle, the end point in an evolution from Mississippi blues through Coltrane, Hendrix and The Beatles. And then, in November 1975, he hung up his electric guitar and walked away from the stadiums of the rock world for an ongoing, restless career in music of other forms. To most of the world, John McLaughlin looked like an overnight success, with a backstory going back only as far as that February in 1969. Yet he had been a professional musician since 1958, experiencing all the great movements in British music-trad jazz, rock'n'roll, R and B, soul, modern jazz, free jazz, psychedelic rock-a guitar for hire at the centre of 'Swinging London', a bandmate of future members of Cream, Pentangle and Led Zeppelin, but always just under the radar. Drawing on dozens of exclusive interviews and many months of meticulous research, author and music historian Colin Harper brings that unrepeatable era vividly to life. This landmark new work retrieves for the first time the incredible career of John McLaughlin before he conquered the world-and then chronicles how he did so.

Concerto for bass tuba and orchestra (Sheet music, Arrangement for tuba and piano): Ralph Vaughan Williams Concerto for bass tuba and orchestra (Sheet music, Arrangement for tuba and piano)
Ralph Vaughan Williams; Edited by David Matthews
R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Concerto for Bass Tuba and Orchestra was composed in 1953-4 to mark the 50th anniversary of the formation of the LSO and was written for the orchestra's principal tuba player, Philip Catelinet. It was the first major concerto to be written for the instrument, and remains today the outstanding work of its kind. This new edition is based on all extant sources and contains full textual notes and a discussion of the editorial method. Notable additions are the inclusion of two sets of phrasing for the Romanza-one from the first publication, largely influenced by Catelinet, and the other from Vaughan Williams's manuscript-and the original cadenza to the first movement. The arrangement for tuba and piano has been updated in light of the research carried out by David Matthews, and all orchestral parts have been revised.

Figured Harmony at the Keyboard Part 1 (Sheet music): R.O. Morris Figured Harmony at the Keyboard Part 1 (Sheet music)
R.O. Morris
R608 Discovery Miles 6 080 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book presents figured harmony as a form of aural training. It seeks to make the student more keenly aware of chord-relationships as actual sound. It will increase the student's power to form an inward realization of what a page of music is going to sound like without having actually heard it.

Justinguitar.Com: Vintage Songbook (Spiral bound): Music Sales Justinguitar.Com: Vintage Songbook (Spiral bound)
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R560 R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Save R114 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Piano Adventures - Level 5 - Performance Book (Staple bound): Nancy Faber, Randall Faber Piano Adventures - Level 5 - Performance Book (Staple bound)
Nancy Faber, Randall Faber
R166 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R31 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

(Faber Piano Adventures ). This book provides a collection of effective pieces to be used in conjunction with the Lesson Book. However, teachers will find that the creative, appealing pieces in this book make an ideal supplement with many other piano methods as well. Contents include: Allegro in A major * Appalachian Trail * Bearcat Boogie * Come Back to Sorrento * The Danube Waves * Gypsy Prayer * Mazurka in G Minor * Poetic Theme and Variations * Simple Gifts * St. Anthony's Chorale * The Swan * and more.

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!

Guitar World Presents - Steve Vai's Guitar Workout (Paperback): Steve Vai Guitar World Presents - Steve Vai's Guitar Workout (Paperback)
Steve Vai
R358 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R84 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

(Guitar Educational). Since its appearance in Guitar World in 1990, Vai's intensive guitar regimen has been the Holy Grail for serious players. Here is the lesson that shaped a generation of guitarists. Vai sat down with guitarist/transcriber Dave Whitehill and outlined his practice routine for the January 1990 issue of Guitar World . Never before had a guitarist given such an in-depth explanation of his musical exercise regimen. It became a must-have for guitarists. Many of the players interviewed in GW have cited it as an influence on their development as guitarists. Here's a chance to experience the workout in its original form and to learn some of the things Vai has done to develop his formidable chops and remarkable music vocabulary. In this book, Steve Vai reveals his path to virtuoso enlightenment with two challenging guitar workouts one 10-hour and one 30-hour which include scale and chord exercises, ear training, sight-reading, music theory, and much more. These comprehensive workouts are reprinted by permission from Guitar World magazine.

Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora Volume 4 - Advanced (Sheet music): William H. Chapman Nyaho Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora Volume 4 - Advanced (Sheet music)
William H. Chapman Nyaho
R518 Discovery Miles 5 180 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This wonderful anthology presents a fascinating survey of music by African composers, both those living in Africa and those now resident elsewhere in the world. The music, much of which is published here for the first time, includes a kaleidoscope of different styles, moods, genres, and colours. You will find works influenced by the blues, jazz, and ragtime and works built on exotic scales, African folk-tunes, and drumming rhythms. The volumes are graded, ranging from beginner (Vol. 1) to advanced (Vol. 5). They provide exciting material for pianists just beginning their studies and for those who are looking for new and exciting recital repertoire.

Piano Adventures - Lesson And Theory Book - Level 1 (Book/CD) (Paperback): Piano Adventures - Lesson And Theory Book - Level 1 (Book/CD) (Paperback)
R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 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'...

Piano Adventures - Lesson And Theory Book - Level 1 (Book Only) (Staple bound): Piano Adventures - Lesson And Theory Book - Level 1 (Book Only) (Staple bound)
R327 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R58 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
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.

The Justinguitar.com Rock Songbook (Spiral bound): Music Sales The Justinguitar.com Rock Songbook (Spiral bound)
Music Sales
R565 R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Save R113 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Justinguitar.com Acoustic Songbook (Spiral bound, Revised edition): Music Sales The Justinguitar.com Acoustic Songbook (Spiral bound, Revised edition)
Music Sales
R559 R445 Discovery Miles 4 450 Save R114 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
How To Blitz] Sight Reading (Book 1) (Paperback): How To Blitz] Sight Reading (Book 1) (Paperback)
R447 R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Save R84 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Ultimate Movie Instrumental Solos - Trumpet, Book & CD (Paperback): Bill Galliford Ultimate Movie Instrumental Solos - Trumpet, Book & CD (Paperback)
Bill Galliford
R445 R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Save R84 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Alfred's Ultimate Movie Instrumental Solos series arranged for flute, clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, horn in F, trombone, violin, viola, cello, and optional piano accompaniment. All wind instrument arrangements are fully compatible, and can be successfully performed as ensembles or solos by students who have completed the first book of any standard band method. A fully orchestrated accompaniment MP3 CD is provided, featuring each song as a live performance demo track followed by a play-along track. The CD also contains a PDF of the Piano Accompaniment and Alfred's Tempo Changer Software.
Contains 60 songs, including: Cantina Band * Follow the Yellow Brick Road / We're Off to See the Wizard * Gollum's Song * Hedwig's Theme * James Bond Theme * Obliviate * Pink Panther Theme * Raiders March * Superman Theme * Wonka's Welcome Song * and many more.
Due to level considerations regarding keys and instrument ranges, the wind instrument arrangements are not compatible with the string instrument arrangements in this series.

2,000 Guitars (Hardcover): Tony Bacon 2,000 Guitars (Hardcover)
Tony Bacon
R678 R515 Discovery Miles 5 150 Save R163 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Suite Antique (Sheet music, Reduction for flute and piano): John Rutter Suite Antique (Sheet music, Reduction for flute and piano)
John Rutter
R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

for flute, harpsichord, and strings or flute and piano The instrumentation is the same as Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.5. The Suite is made up of six movements ranging from `a Bach-like Aria' to a 'Richard Rodgers-style Waltz'. Rutter's own style comes forth most strongly in the final Rondeau with its characteristically forward-driving rhythms and beautiful melodic lines. Evoking an 'antique' spirit, each movement is based on a Baroque or Classical style. Full scores and parts are available on hire.

Piano Exam Pieces 2019 & 2020, ABRSM Grade 5, with CD - Selected from the 2019 & 2020 syllabus (Sheet music): Piano Exam Pieces 2019 & 2020, ABRSM Grade 5, with CD - Selected from the 2019 & 2020 syllabus (Sheet music)
R467 Discovery Miles 4 670 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book contains nine pieces from ABRSM's Grade 5 Piano Syllabus for 2019 & 2020, 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. The enclosed CD features inspiring recordings of all 18 pieces on the Grade 5 syllabus, performed by Nikki Iles, Dinara Klinton, Robert Thompson and Richard Uttley. ABRSM also offers a range of apps to support musical learning, available from www.abrsm.org/apps.

The Big Black Piano Songbook (Paperback): Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation The Big Black Piano Songbook (Paperback)
Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
R593 R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Save R113 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Piano Lessons Book One (Paperback): Marion Harewood, Fanny Waterman Piano Lessons Book One (Paperback)
Marion Harewood, Fanny Waterman 1
R256 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R40 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Piano Lessons Book One is a part of The Waterman/Harewood Piano Series, and includes easy pieces by Purcell, Mozart, Bach, Beethoven and Schumann, as well as a large and indespensible note-learning chart. Piano Lessons Books 1-3 are the central course books of this highly successful piano method aimed at the older beginner. Devised jointly by distinguished authors Dame Fanny Waterman and Marion Harewood, the series is established as one of the foremost piano methods. Technical material is skilfully and imaginatively presented, while each chapter guides the young player towards the successful performance of a comprehensive selection of pieces and studies. The Waterman/Harewood Piano Series has been devised jointly by the world famous piano teacher Fanny Waterman and the co-founder of the Leeds International Piano Competition, Marion Harewood, and is established as one of the foremost piano methods.

Sound Innovations for String Orchestra, Bk 1 - A Revolutionary Method for Beginning Musicians (Violin), Book & Online Media... Sound Innovations for String Orchestra, Bk 1 - A Revolutionary Method for Beginning Musicians (Violin), Book & Online Media (Paperback)
Bob Phillips, Peter Boonshaft, Robert Sheldon
R238 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R44 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Sound Innovations for String Orchestra is a revolutionary new method that combines time-tested educational concepts, input from thousands of teachers, and advances in modern technology. Using solid pedagogy that follows state and national music education standards, the methods can be customized by teachers to use their own experiences in creating the best approach for their unique classroom. Sound Innovations is available in two versions: Standard Edition and the custom Director's Choice Edition. Visit www.alfred.com/soundinnovations for more information. This title is available in SmartMusic.

Justinguitar.com Beginner's Songbook - 2nd Edition (Spiral Bound) (Spiral bound, 2nd Revised edition): Music Sales Justinguitar.com Beginner's Songbook - 2nd Edition (Spiral Bound) (Spiral bound, 2nd Revised edition)
Music Sales
R568 R455 Discovery Miles 4 550 Save R113 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Piano & Keyboard Chords - Easy-to-Use, Easy-to-Carry, One Chord on Every Page (Spiral bound, Revised edition): Jake Jackson Piano & Keyboard Chords - Easy-to-Use, Easy-to-Carry, One Chord on Every Page (Spiral bound, Revised edition)
Jake Jackson
R299 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R51 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Teach yourself the essential piano chords plus many more! Organized as a chord per spread, for the left and right hands, this is a handy, comprehensive reference for jazz, pop, rock and soul musicians playing the piano or keyboard at any level. This no-nonsense, easy to carry, wiro book will fit on a stand and into a music bag or hand bag with the minimum of fuss. Revised and updated version, replaces ISBN-13 9781844517152

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