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Jazz Piano Solos Volume 11 - Soul Jazz (Paperback): Jazz Piano Solos Volume 11 - Soul Jazz (Paperback)
R329 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R60 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Solo arrangements with chord names of 20 soulful tunes: Dat Dere * Hot Toddy * The Jody Grind * Sister Sadie * Soul Eyes * Unchain My Heart * What'd I Say * When the Sun Comes Out * You Are My Sunshine * and more.

Alfred's Premier Piano Course, Lesson 5 (Staple bound): Dennis Alexander, Gayle Kowalchyk, E. L. Lancaster, Victoria... Alfred's Premier Piano Course, Lesson 5 (Staple bound)
Dennis Alexander, Gayle Kowalchyk, E. L. Lancaster, Victoria McArthur, Martha Mier
R175 R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Save R32 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Alfred's Premier Piano Course Level 5 lets students develop their rhythm skills using sixteenth notes in 3/8 and 6/8 time. A special focus is a stylistic introduction to the Baroque and Classical masterworks. Additional pieces range from lyrical ballads and jazz styles to arrangements of familiar classic and folk themes. New concepts introduced include augmented triads, grace notes and additional scales and keys. Each piece on the CD was recorded at a performance tempo and a slower practice tempo.

The Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide 2019 (Paperback): Alan Greenwood, Gil Hembree The Official Vintage Guitar Magazine Price Guide 2019 (Paperback)
Alan Greenwood, Gil Hembree
R671 R522 Discovery Miles 5 220 Save R149 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Orchestral Performance - A Guide for Conductors and Players (Paperback, Main): Christopher Adey Orchestral Performance - A Guide for Conductors and Players (Paperback, Main)
Christopher Adey
R747 Discovery Miles 7 470 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A comprehensive guide to the techniques of orchestral playing and the development of non-professional orchestras, Orchestral Performance covers all areas of orchestral music-making - instrumental technique and combination, ensemble, layout, repertoire and presentation. Christopher Adey - renowned specialist in the training of student orchestras - explores the responsibilities of both players and conductor, exposing many of the inadvertent results of interpretation with regard to sound and projection, and broadening the musical communication to which the less experienced orchestra can aspire. Written in a lively and authoritative style, this unique book is essential reading for performing musicians of all standards, instrumental teachers and aspiring conductors, and all who have any dealings with the performance of youth or student orchestras throughout the world, as well as anyone interested in what orchestral performance entails. 'A labour of love and wisdom.' Times Educational Supplement 'A treasure house of facts, advice, and hints. I could not put it down ... clearly written from the heart and from an obvious enthusiasm for the non-professional orchestra and orchestral musician.' Classical Music 'This is a thoroughly readable book, full of illustrations and containing the thoughts of someone with a wealth of experience.' Music Teacher

Clarinet Exam Pack 2018-2021, ABRSM Grade 5 - Selected from the 2018-2021 syllabus. Score & Part, Audio Downloads, Scales &... Clarinet Exam Pack 2018-2021, ABRSM Grade 5 - Selected from the 2018-2021 syllabus. Score & Part, Audio Downloads, Scales & Sight-Reading (Sheet music)
Abrsm
R367 R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Save R29 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book brings together - for the first time - selected exam pieces, scales and arpeggios, sight-reading and audio downloads, to support ABRSM's 2018-2021 Grade 5 Clarinet syllabus. Key features: Nine pieces in a range of styles, chosen from Lists A, B and C with piano accompaniment Classic repertoire and newly commissioned pieces and arrangements Footnotes with helpful information about the pieces All the new scales and arpeggios from 2018 Sample sight-reading tests for the new requirements from 2018 Audio performances of the nine pieces by expert musicians plus accompaniment-only tracks for use when practising (download code included in the book)

Bowie's Piano Man - The Life of Mike Garson (Paperback, Updated and Revised): Clifford Slapper Bowie's Piano Man - The Life of Mike Garson (Paperback, Updated and Revised)
Clifford Slapper
R471 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R145 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Pianist Mike Garson was David Bowie's most frequent musician on record and onstage throughout Bowie's life. They played over a thousand shows together between 1972 and 2004 and Garson is featured on over 20 of Bowie's albums. EBowie's Piano ManE is the first-ever biography of Mike Garson written by Clifford Slapper a fellow pianist who also played for Bowie working closely with him on his last-ever television appearance. The book explores the special relationship between Garson and Bowie beginning with the extraordinary story of how Garson went overnight from playing in tiny jazz clubs to touring the world on arena rock tours with Bowie after one short phone call and audition.THA noted master of jazz classical and other genres Garson has composed thousands of original works and has taught countless students acting as mentor to many. EBowie's Piano ManE explores his roots and childhood in Brooklyn his ongoing strong presence in the jazz world and his collaborations with a huge range of other artists in addition to Bowie. Touring and recording with the Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nails are given in-depth attention as is his approach to teaching and creating music. Explored in detail in particular is his commitment to improvisation as a form of composition a manifestation of his more general dedication to living in the moment and always moving forward a a trait he shared with Bowie.

Jimmy Page - The Definitive Biography (Standard format, CD): Chris Salewicz Jimmy Page - The Definitive Biography (Standard format, CD)
Chris Salewicz
R822 R575 Discovery Miles 5 750 Save R247 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Frederick Noad - Solo Guitar Playing Volume 1 - Fourth Edition (Book/CD) (Sheet music, 4th edition): Frederick M. Noad Frederick Noad - Solo Guitar Playing Volume 1 - Fourth Edition (Book/CD) (Sheet music, 4th edition)
Frederick M. Noad
R594 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R124 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

(Music Sales America). Express yourself through the beautiful voice of the solo guitar. Solo Guitar Playing can teach even the person with no previous musical training how to progress from simple single-line melodies to mastery of the guitar as a solo instrument. Fully illustrated with diagrams, photographs, and over 200 musical exercises and repertoire selections, this book offers thorough instruction in every phase of classical guitar playing. Complete coverage of individual skills includes: Basic technique; Reading music, memorizing, and ear-training; Mastering the fingerboard; Building dexterity and speed; Developing tone color and musical phrasing; Position playing; Interpretation; and more. Since its first printing in 1968, Frederick Noad's Solo Guitar Playing has been used by countless students and teachers of classical guitar. The fourth edition features revised and updated exercises and an expanded selection of solo guitar repertoire gleaned from the best-selling Frederick Noad Guitar Anthology.

The Jazz Guitar Chord Gig Bag Book (Paperback): Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation The Jazz Guitar Chord Gig Bag Book (Paperback)
Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
R235 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R47 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Improve your sight-reading! Piano Grade 7 (Paperback, New edition): Paul Harris Improve your sight-reading! Piano Grade 7 (Paperback, New edition)
Paul Harris
R185 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R38 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Improve your sight-reading! Piano Grade 7 (Early Advanced) is part of the best-selling series by Paul Harris, guaranteed to improve your sight-reading! This workbook helps the player overcome problems by building up a complete picture of each piece, through rhythmic and melodic exercises related to specific technical issues, then by studying prepared pieces with associated questions, and finally by `going solo' with a series of meticulously graded sight-reading pieces. This edition now includes supporting audio available online for students to check their performances against. The Improve your sight-reading! series will help you improve your reading ability, and with numerous practice tests included, will ensure sight-reading success in graded exams.

Hal Leonard Student Piano Library - Piano Lessons Book 4 (Paperback): Hal Leonard Student Piano Library - Piano Lessons Book 4 (Paperback)
R142 R114 Discovery Miles 1 140 Save R28 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
18th-century English Organ Music, Volume 1 - A graded anthology (Sheet music): David Patrick 18th-century English Organ Music, Volume 1 - A graded anthology (Sheet music)
David Patrick
R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This four-volume anthology contains a sparkling selection of pieces and represents all the major composers of the period. It includes pieces in all the main genres, with Cornet and Trumpet Voluntaries, Echo Voluntaries, fugal works with slow introductions, and Full Voluntaries; as such, the collection offers a wide range of attractive music suitable for both church and recital use. Each volume contains an extended Introduction, with information on instruments of the period, registration, ornamentation, and notes on the composers. An important feature of the collection is an editorial realization of the cadenzas which occur at key points in some of the pieces; these complete the works and demonstrate how they would have been performed at the time. With extended historical information and a wonderful array of pieces carefully edited from original sources, this is a major collection that will be of interest to organists of all abilities.

Analog Days - The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer (Paperback, Revised): Trevor Pinch, Frank Trocco Analog Days - The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer (Paperback, Revised)
Trevor Pinch, Frank Trocco
R539 R501 Discovery Miles 5 010 Save R38 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Though ubiquitous today, available as a single microchip and found in any electronic device requiring sound, the synthesizer when it first appeared was truly revolutionary. Something radically new--an extraordinary rarity in musical culture--it was an instrument that used a genuinely new source of sound: electronics. How this came to be--how an engineering student at Cornell and an avant-garde musician working out of a storefront in California set this revolution in motion--is the story told for the first time in "Analog Days," a book that explores the invention of the synthesizer and its impact on popular culture.

The authors take us back to the heady days of the 1960s and early 1970s, when the technology was analog, the synthesizer was an experimental instrument, and synthesizer concerts could and did turn into happenings. Interviews with the pioneers who determined what the synthesizer would be and how it would be used--from inventors Robert Moog and Don Buchla to musicians like Brian Eno, Pete Townshend, and Keith Emerson--recapture their visions of the future of electronic music and a new world of sound.

Tracing the development of the Moog synthesizer from its initial conception to its ascension to stardom in "Switched-On Bach," from its contribution to the San Francisco psychedelic sound, to its wholesale adoption by the worlds of film and advertising, "Analog Days" conveys the excitement, uncertainties, and unexpected consequences of a new technology that would provide the soundtrack for a critical chapter of our cultural history.

50 Deutsche Schlager Und Hits In C-Dur (Paperback): 50 Deutsche Schlager Und Hits In C-Dur (Paperback)
R640 R494 Discovery Miles 4 940 Save R146 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Brazilian and Afro-Cuban Jazz Conception -- Clarinet - Book & CD (Paperback): Fernando Brandao Brazilian and Afro-Cuban Jazz Conception -- Clarinet - Book & CD (Paperback)
Fernando Brandao
R488 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R102 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Cambridge Composer Studies - Duke Ellington Studies (Hardcover): John Howland Cambridge Composer Studies - Duke Ellington Studies (Hardcover)
John Howland
R1,775 R1,641 Discovery Miles 16 410 Save R134 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

W.A. Mozart - Sonata In G For Violin and Piano K.301 (Paperback): Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart W.A. Mozart - Sonata In G For Violin and Piano K.301 (Paperback)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Edited by Henri Schradieck
R170 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R32 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Three of Mozart's most often played sonatas, released as affordable individual editions.

What Else Can I Play? Flute Grade 3 (Paperback): What Else Can I Play? Flute Grade 3 (Paperback)
R187 R119 Discovery Miles 1 190 Save R68 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

What Else Can I Play? Flute Grade 3 makes learning more fun with carefully selected and arranged supplementary repertoire for today's young player. Each piece offers suggestions and guidelines to breathing, dynamics and tempo together with technical tips, performance notes and a simple piano accompaniment. Each book in the What Else Can I Play? series presents carefully graded pieces with a variety of musical styles ranging from classical and jazz through to showtunes and popular songs. This series will bring enthusiasm to learning your instrument and provide an entertaining alternative for those pupils who are working towards, or have recently completed exams.

The Music Parents' Survival Guide - A Parent-to-Parent Conversation (Paperback, New): Amy Nathan The Music Parents' Survival Guide - A Parent-to-Parent Conversation (Paperback, New)
Amy Nathan
R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book of parent-to-parent advice aims to encourage, support, and bolster the morale of one of music's most important back-up sections: music parents. Within these pages, more than 150 veteran music parents contribute their experiences, reflections, warnings, and helpful suggestions for how to walk the music-parenting tightrope: how to be supportive but not overbearing, and how to encourage excellence without becoming bogged down in frustration. Among those offering advice are the parents of several top musicians, including the mother of violinist Joshua Bell, the father of trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, the parents of cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and those of violinist Anne Akiko Meyers. The book also features advice from music educators and more than forty professional musicians, including Paula Robison, Sarah Chang, Anthony McGill, Jennifer Koh, Jonathan Biss, Toyin Spellman-Diaz, Marin Alsop, Christian McBride, Miguel Zenon, Stephanie Blythe, Lawrence Brownlee, Kelli O'Hara, as well as Joshua Bell, Alisa Weilerstein, Wynton Marsalis, Anne Akiko Meyers, and others. The topics they discuss span a wide range of issues faced by the parents of both instrumentalists and singers, from how to get started and encourage effective practice habits, to how to weather the rough spots, cope with the cost of music training, deal with college and career concerns, and help young musicians discover the role that music can play in their lives. The parents who speak here reach a unanimous and overwhelming conclusion that music parenting is well worth the effort, and the experiences that come with it - from sitting in on early lessons and watching their kids perform onstage to tagging along at music conventions as their youngsters try out instruments at exhibitors' booths - enrich family life with a unique joy in music."

Constructing a 5-String Banjo - A Complete Technical Guide (Spiral bound): Roger H. Siminoff Constructing a 5-String Banjo - A Complete Technical Guide (Spiral bound)
Roger H. Siminoff
R240 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R47 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Clearly takes the mystery and misery out of the whole process. Just as in his other book, Constructing A Bluegrass Mandolin, Roger's simple and concise step-by-step instructions show you the how and the why of it all, leading you on a path that blends discovery with pure joy. Over 200 photos and illustrations provide the kind of valuable reference no other book in the field can offer. Roger has used his technical knowledge on design, sound, and all of the important stages of construction that go into the building of a musical instrument, and has incorporated these ideas into one text. The end result is this valuable book of information that will help you to learn more about the makeup of a 5-string banjo, and more importantly, will give you the satisfaction and pride in being able to accomplish the building of a banjo that you can play and enjoy for years to come.

Sound At Sight Flute (Grades 1-4) (Staple bound): J. Rae Sound At Sight Flute (Grades 1-4) (Staple bound)
J. Rae
R127 R114 Discovery Miles 1 140 Save R13 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Joy Of Piano Duets (Paperback): Denes Agay The Joy Of Piano Duets (Paperback)
Denes Agay
R253 R207 Discovery Miles 2 070 Save R46 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

(Yorktown). A glorious mix of fabulous pieces for two This book contains easy arrangements of favorite and familiar melodies for piano duet. 34 compositions in all including: Careless Love and The Comedians' Galop, as well as famous Strauss waltzes. These are some of the finest pieces of classical music, set for piano duet for your enjoyment by Denes Agay.

World's Greatest Wedding Music: Easy Piano - 50 of the Most Requested Wedding Pieces (Paperback): Dan Fox World's Greatest Wedding Music: Easy Piano - 50 of the Most Requested Wedding Pieces (Paperback)
Dan Fox
R374 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R70 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The role of music at a wedding cannot be overstated as it shapes the entire ceremony and heightens the emotions for all in attendance. All the arrangements in this must-have compilation are organized into four sections: Pre-Ceremony, Processional, During the Ceremony, and Recessional. Additionally, a 4-page guide will aid brides, grooms and pianists in choosing music for the ceremony. Each song includes a write-up about the music, chord symbols and lyrics, and most of the pieces are in vocal ranges appropriate for vocalists. This eclectic mix of classical standards and new pop favorites will have great appeal to excited brides-to-be!
Allegro Maestoso (Handel) * Andante (Mozart) * Arioso (Bach) * As Times Goes By * At Last * Ave Maria (Gounod) * Ave Maria (Schubert) * Beauty and the Beast * Be Thou with Me (J. S. Bach) * Bridal Chorus - short version (Wagner) * Bridal Chorus - complete version (Wagner) * Canon in D (Pachelbel) * Come What May * GymnopA(c)die (Satie) * The Hawaiian Wedding Song * I Don't Want to Miss a Thing * I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face * Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (J. S. Bach) * Larghetto (Handel) * Love Is Here to Stay * My Funny Valentine * Nocturne (Borodin) * Nocturne (Chopin) * O Mio Babbino Caro (Puccini) * Ode to Joy (Beethoven) * Over the Rainbow * Panis Angelicus (Franck) * PathA(c)tique Sonata (Beethoven) * Plaisir d'Amour (Martini) * The Prayer * Recessional (Purcell) * Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini (Rachmaninoff) * The Rose * Sheep May Safely Graze (J. S. Bach) * Take My Breath Away * (I've Had) The Time of My Life * This I Promise You * Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke) * Unforgettable * Up Where We Belong * Valentine * The Way You Look Tonight * Wedding March (Mendelssohn) *Wedding Song (There is Love) * We've Only Just Begun * What a Wonderful World * When a Man Loves a Woman * When I Fall in Love * The Wind Beneath My Wings * You Raise Me Up.

Romantic Sketches, Bk 1 - 12 Delightful Solos in Romantic Style for the Early Intermediate Pianist (Paperback): Martha Mier Romantic Sketches, Bk 1 - 12 Delightful Solos in Romantic Style for the Early Intermediate Pianist (Paperback)
Martha Mier
R168 R141 Discovery Miles 1 410 Save R27 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The solos in Romantic Sketches, Book 1, will delight pianists who favor the Romantic style. Playing with musical expression is an important skill used in making music and is much more than just playing the notes on the printed page. Music written in the Romantic style is the perfect choice for developing this skill. These short, musical sketches will encourage students to play with nuance and sensitivity. Titles: A Fond Farewell * Little Song * Medieval Festival * Morning Light * The Perfect Rose * Promises * Shadow Dance * Special Moments * Starlight Prelude * A Story from Long Ago * Summertime Waltz * Sun Showers

The Acoustic Guitar Method - Complete Edition (Paperback): David Hamburger The Acoustic Guitar Method - Complete Edition (Paperback)
David Hamburger
R486 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R100 (21%) In stock

A complete collection of all three Acoustic Guitar Method books in one volume!

Learn how to play guitar with the only beginning method based on traditional American music that teaches you authentic techniques and songs. Beginning with a few basic chords and strums, you'll start right in learning real music drawn from blues, folk, country and bluegrass traditions. You'll learn how to find notes on the fingerboard, expand your collection of chords by learning songs in various keys, and learn different kinds of picking patterns.

When you're done with this method series, you'll know dozens of the tunes that form the backbone of American music, using a variety of flatpicking and fingerpicking techniques.

Songs include:

  • Bury Me Beneath the Willow
  • Delia
  • Frankie and Johnny
  • The Girl I Left Behind Me
  • House of the Rising Sun
  • Ida Red
  • In the Pines
  • Little Sadie
  • Man of Constant Sorrow
  • Sally Goodin
  • Scarborough Fair
  • Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
    and many more.

All audio tracks are available for download as instructed in the book!

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