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This volume contains valuable practice material for candidates preparing for the ABRSM Grade 1 Piano exams. The book is written in attractive and approachable styles and representative of the technical level expected in the exam.
This volume contains valuable practice material for candidates preparing for the ABRSM Grade 2 Piano exams. The book is written in attractive and approachable styles and representative of the technical level expected in the exam.
Carefully-graded melodies and pieces from the orchestral repertoire.
(Schott). Volume 2 deals with more complex and colorful harmony, from suspended fourth, sharp eleven and thirteenth chords to diminished and altered scales. Advanced voicing, accompaniment and improvisation techniques are examined in detail, including the following topics: Quartal harmony, modal improvisation, long and short II V patterns, altered dominant chords, polychords, stride piano, Bossa Nova, clave and Partido Alto, Lydian and Locrian modes, how to make scales swing, building bebop lines, bebop scales, R235 patterns, the b3 pentatonic scale, rhythm changes, turnarounds, minor II V I, playing in 3/4 time, playing in double-time, tension and release, transcribing, practice routines. 32 pieces by the author appear alongside special arrangements of well-known jazz standards, including: Beautiful Love * Blue Bossa * Blue in Green * Caravan * Impressions * Ladybird * Misty * On Green Dolphin Street * Softly as in a Morning Sunrise * Summertime * Tune Up and Yesterdays. Also included are transcribed solos by Oscar Peterson, Wynton Kelly and Hampton Hawes.
Duke Ellington (1899-1974) is widely considered the jazz tradition's most celebrated composer. This engaging yet scholarly volume explores his long career and his rich cultural legacy from a broad range of in-depth perspectives, from the musical and historical to the political and international. World-renowned scholars and musicians examine Ellington's influence on jazz music, its criticism, and its historiography. The chronological structure of the volume allows a clear understanding of the development of key themes, with chapters surveying his work and his reception in America and abroad. By both expanding and reconsidering the contexts in which Ellington, his orchestra, and his music are discussed, Duke Ellington Studies reflects a wealth of new directions that have emerged in jazz studies, including focuses on music in media, class hierarchy discourse, globalization, cross-cultural reception, and the role of marketing, as well as manuscript score studies and performance studies.
Pianoworks Collection 2 is a fabulous anthology compiled especially for the older beginner pianist. The collection is packed full of favourite pieces from a variety of genres, including 'Jupiter' from Holst's The Planets, jazz standard Take Five, and a beautiful new arrangement of 'Scarborough Fair'. The pieces are ideal both for concert performance and to reinforce the techniques introduced in Pianoworks Book 2.
Learning was never so much fun! If you're looking for a revolutionary band curriculum that builds solid musicianship while motivating your students to practice throughout the year, then you've found it! This full band curriculum is sound in its pedagogy, written by leading young band composers and educators, including Robert W. Smith and Michael Story. The integration of important songs from the band world, that are both familiar and fun to play, is one of the stellar aspects of this course. Throughout the book, students experience music from a veritable "who's who" list of great band composers. They'll discover the musical contributions of Percy Grainger, Gustav Holst, Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, John Williams and John Philip Sousa as well as classical composers. Some of the notable features include: A wonderful variety of melodies that span various styles and periods, including many popular themes students will know: -A 96-track CD in each student
The perfect answer for broken fingers, broken arms, sprained wrists, fingers with band-aids, and arms with casts. Titles are: Can't Help Singing * Silvery Waves * Deep Valley * Rolling Along * Plus and Minus * Sunset Waltz * Out of the Past * Spring Song * Arkansas Traveler * Serenade * Two Is Company (duet) * Memories of You * Doing Things on a Big Scale * The Futile Courtship * Robin Adair * Halo on the Moon * Longing and more. "Out of the Past" is a Federation Festivals 2014-2016 selection.
Piano Sketches 1 is a fabulous new collection of easy pieces for younger pianists around the level of Grades 2-3. The pieces include a broad range of appealing and accessible styles and will delight student and listener alike, as well as helping to reinforce technical skills. Get ready to groove with the 'Frog Boogie', indulge in the beautiful harmonies of 'Lullaby', be transported by the energetic rhythms of the Scottish and Cuban dances, and sample the sounds of the Orient. As well as being great fun to play, these pieces offer young pianists an adventure in texture, melody, and harmony and will support formal study.
(Book). The Jazz Guitar Handbook is a step-by-step guide to jazz guitar playing. It takes you from the basics through to advanced harmony and soloing concepts, and teaches you the music theory a jazz guitarist needs to know. Along the way it covers a wide range of styles, including jazzy blues, swing, bebop, modal, jazz-funk, Gypsy, and more. The handbook features over 120 exercises in notation and tab and includes a 96-track CD of examples, play-alongs, and backing tracks. It also presents the history of the jazz guitar and its great players. Easy to use and useful for players at various levels, this volume is a must-have reference for players looking to expand their jazz skillset.
Lesson Book 2 starts as pre-reading, then moves to reading on the staff. After a review, the new concepts taught are: Dotted quarter note and 4/4 time, 4/4 time, Mezzo-forte, Staff and note reading, Steps and skips, Grand staff. New notes taught are F and G in the LH and RH, completing the Middle C position.
Comprised of works from Volumes 1, 2 and 3 of the Suzuki Violin School, which have been arranged for string quartet by violinist/arranger Joseph Knaus. With lower string parts providing melodic and rhythmic counterpoint to set off the simple melodies (which match the Suzuki Method repertoire), these quartets are nevertheless simple enough for beginning level players ready for their first chamber music experience. String Quartets for Beginning Ensembles are sold in sets including full score and one part book per instrument. Volume 3 contents are: Gavotte (P. Martini) * Minuet, BWV Anh. II 114/Anh. III 183/Anh. II 115 (J.S. Bach) * Gavotte in G Minor, Gavotte en Rondeau from Suite in G Minor for Klavier, BWV 822 (J.S. Bach) * Humoresque, Op. 101, No. 7 for Piano (A. Dvork) * Gavotte (J. Becker) * Gavotte from Orchestral Suite No. 3 from Overture in D Major, BWV 1068 (J.S. Bach) * Bourre, Bourres I and II from Suite III in C Major for Violoncello, BW
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