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Play Drums With... The Best Of AC/DC (Book/Audio Download) (Paperback): Play Drums With... The Best Of AC/DC (Book/Audio Download) (Paperback)
R489 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R77 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Guitar Handbook (Hardcover, US ed): Guitar Handbook (Hardcover, US ed)
R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Ships in 7 - 10 working days
Two Pieces for solo cello (Sheet music): William Walton Two Pieces for solo cello (Sheet music)
William Walton; Edited by Hugh MacDonald
R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Passacaglia for solo Cello, one of Walton's last works, was commissioned by Mstislav Rostropovich and first performed in 1982. The short Tema, published for the first time, was written in 1970 as part of a collective composition for the Prince of Wales.

The Art of Piano Playing (Paperback, New edition): Heinrich Neuhaus The Art of Piano Playing (Paperback, New edition)
Heinrich Neuhaus; Translated by K.A. Leibovitch
R461 Discovery Miles 4 610 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Neuhaus taught at the Moscow Conservatory and his pupils included some of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century: Emil Gilels, Sviatoslav Richter, Nina Svetlanova, Alexei Lubimov and Radu Lupu. His legacy continues today and many teachers around the world regard this book as the most authoritative on the subject of piano playing.

Works for String Quartet (Sheet music): Alban Berg, Anton Webern, Igor Stravinsky Works for String Quartet (Sheet music)
Alban Berg, Anton Webern, Igor Stravinsky
R261 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This impressive volume brings together three major 20th-century chamber works: Berg's String Quartet No. 1, Op. 3; Stravinsky's Three Pieces for String Quartet; and Webern's Five Movements for String Quartet. Reprinted from authoritative sources, these works reflect the influence of Arnold Schoenberg and the musical sea changes of the early decades of the twentieth century.

The Smiths (Paperback): The Smiths (Paperback)
R396 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R55 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This songbook contains every song recorded by The Smiths specially arranged in the original keys. Each song includes chord symbols, guitar chord boxes and complete lyrics.

Dexter Gordon - Jazz Saxophone Solos (Staple bound): Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon - Jazz Saxophone Solos (Staple bound)
Dexter Gordon
R321 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R55 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The excitement of a musical career spanning over 30 years is captured here in the 22 solos composed by Gordon and transcribed directly off his recordings. Chord changes for tenor sax and 'in concert' key are provided along with Gordon's own articulations.

The Manual of Scales, Broken Chords and Arpeggios (Sheet music): Ruth Gerald The Manual of Scales, Broken Chords and Arpeggios (Sheet music)
Ruth Gerald
R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The ABRSM's popular and well-established Manual of Scales, Arpeggios and Broken Chords is now published in a new modern edition. Still containing all the standard scale and arpeggio patterns, it has been enlarged to include whole-tone scales, augmented arpeggios and additional broken chord patterns. Ruth Gerald, formerly Head of Keyboard Studies at the Royal College of Music and a senior ABRSM consultant and examiner, has written an informative introduction, which includes some technical guidance and practice suggestions. This new edition with its clear page layout and accessible structure is an excellent resource for all pianists.

Creative Guitar 2 - Advanced Techniques (Paperback): Guthrie Govan Creative Guitar 2 - Advanced Techniques (Paperback)
Guthrie Govan
R521 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R83 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Creative Guitar 2 studies in depth the various techniques used by today's guitar stars in their playing, including eight-finger tapping, playing harmonics and the undiscovered world of emulating other instruments. With an accompanying CD full of riffs and examples to illustrate the exercises and techniques presented, this book aims to provide guitarists with a lexicon of new musical ideas and a performance style that sounds both easy and professional.

Play It Like It is Guitar - Joe Satriani - Surfing With The Alien (Paperback): Andy Aledort Play It Like It is Guitar - Joe Satriani - Surfing With The Alien (Paperback)
Andy Aledort
R429 R404 Discovery Miles 4 040 Save R25 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

(Play It Like It Is). This matching folio showcases Satriani's chilling guitar technique. Ten songs in all, including: Always With Me, Always With You * Satch Boogie * and more.

The Bouzouk Book - A Workshop Guide to Building Irish Bouzoukis and Citterns (Spiral bound): Graham McDonald The Bouzouk Book - A Workshop Guide to Building Irish Bouzoukis and Citterns (Spiral bound)
Graham McDonald
R525 R484 Discovery Miles 4 840 Save R41 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A workshop guide to building Irish bouzoukis and citterns. In the past forty years bouzoukis, citterns and octave mandolins have become an essential part of acoustic music. The Bouzouki Book is the first, and only, book to guides the reader through the steps to build one of these fascinating stringed musical instruments. The book includes nearly 200 colour and B&W illustrations as well as plans for all major components.

Yamaha Recorder Student (Paperback): Sandy Feldstein Yamaha Recorder Student (Paperback)
Sandy Feldstein
R152 R127 Discovery Miles 1 270 Save R25 (16%) In stock

A fun way to learn to play the recorder and read music. Contains 48 favorite melodies with lyrics and chord symbols, plus a piano/guitar chord chart. Also contains theory games, duets and a trio!

Piano Adventures - Level 4 - Lesson Book (2nd Edition) (Staple bound, 2nd Revised edition): Nancy Faber, Randall Faber Piano Adventures - Level 4 - Lesson Book (2nd Edition) (Staple bound, 2nd Revised edition)
Nancy Faber, Randall Faber
R188 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Save R28 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

(Faber Piano Adventures ). The 2nd Edition Level 4 Lesson Book follows Piano Adventures Level 3B. The book is arranged by related major and minor keys, grounding the repertoire. The emphasis on root position V7 chords, arpeggios, and "Power Scales" links applied theory to the pieces being studied. Expressive repertoire selections build a strong foundation in harmony and technique.

Film Themes: The Piano Collection (Sheet music): Film Themes: The Piano Collection (Sheet music)
R396 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R23 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Film Themes: The Piano Collection brings together 30 favourite themes and songs from such films as Star Wars, Frozen, Hunger Games, How To Train Your Dragon and Twilight, plus several pieces from the Harry Potter film series and "Mia and Sebastian's Theme" from the acclaimed new movie La La Land. All pieces have been arranged for the intermediate pianist.

Franz Wohlfahrt - 60 Studies Op.45 - Complete Edition (Paperback): Franz Wohlfahrt Franz Wohlfahrt - 60 Studies Op.45 - Complete Edition (Paperback)
Franz Wohlfahrt
R206 R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Save R32 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

(String). The Wohlfahrt Op. 45 Studies are a mainstay of violin study. Book 1 (50256580) and Book 2 (50256590) are bestsellers in the Schirmer Library. The entire set, Books 1 and 2 combined, is available in this new complete publication, value priced at only $7.95

Ennio Morricone - Gabriel's Oboe (Piano Solo Or Oboe/Piano) (Sheet music): Ennio Morricone - Gabriel's Oboe (Piano Solo Or Oboe/Piano) (Sheet music)
R117 R107 Discovery Miles 1 070 Save R10 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Broadway - Super Easy Songbook (Paperback): Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation Broadway - Super Easy Songbook (Paperback)
Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Performance Style of Jascha Heifetz (Hardcover, New Ed): Dario Sarlo The Performance Style of Jascha Heifetz (Hardcover, New Ed)
Dario Sarlo
R2,477 Discovery Miles 24 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The violinist Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987) is considered among the most influential performers in history and still maintains a strong following among violinists around the world. Dario Sarlo contributes significantly to the growing field of analytical research into recordings and the history of performance style. Focussing on Heifetz and his under-acknowledged but extensive performing relationship with the Bach solo violin works (BWV 1001-1006), Sarlo examines one of the most successful performing musicians of the twentieth century along with some of the most frequently performed works of the violin literature. The book proposes a comprehensive method for analysing and interpreting the legacies of prominent historical performers in the wider context of their particular performance traditions. The study outlines this research framework and addresses how it can be transferred to related studies of other performers. By building up a comprehensive understanding of multiple individual performance styles, it will become possible to gain deeper insight into how performance style develops over time. The investigation is based upon eighteen months of archival research in the Library of Congress's extensive Jascha Heifetz Collection. It draws on numerous methods to examine what and how Heifetz played, why he played that way, and how that way of playing compares to other performers. The book offers much insight into the 'music industry' between 1915 and 1975, including touring, programming, audiences, popular and professional reception and recording. The study concludes with a discussion of Heifetz's unique performer profile in the context of violin performance history.

A Funky Primer for the Rock Drummer (Paperback): Charles Dowd A Funky Primer for the Rock Drummer (Paperback)
Charles Dowd
R239 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R39 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This best-selling, progressive encyclopedia of rock/funk patterns for all tempos utilizes a new contemporary teaching style for independence, rudiments, styles and more. 46 pages.

Handbook of Materials for String Musical Instruments (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Voichita Bucur Handbook of Materials for String Musical Instruments (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Voichita Bucur
R7,559 R7,061 Discovery Miles 70 610 Save R498 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book addresses core questions about the role of materials in general and of wood in particular in the construction of string instruments used in the modern symphony orchestra - violins, violas, cellos and basses. Further attention is given to materials for classical guitars, harps, harpsichords and pianos. While some of the approaches discussed are traditional, most of them depend upon new scientific approaches to the study of the structure of materials, such as for example wood cell structure, which is visible only using modern high resolution microscopic techniques. Many examples of modern and classical instruments are examined, together with the relevance of classical techniques for the treatment of wood. Composite materials, especially designed for soundboards could be a good substitute for some traditional wood species. The body and soundboard of the instrument are of major importance for their acoustical properties, but the study also examines traditional and new wood species used for items such as bows, the instrument neck, string pegs, etc. Wood species' properties for musical instruments and growth origins of woods used by great makers such as Antonio Stradivari are examined and compared with more recently grown woods available to current makers. The role of varnish in the appearance and acoustics of the final instrument is also discussed, since it has often been proposed as a 'secret ingredient' used by great makers. Aspects related to strings are commented.As well as discussing these subjects, with many illustrations from classical and contemporary instruments, the book gives attention to conservation and restoration of old instruments and the physical results of these techniques. There is also discussion of the current value of old instruments both for modern performances and as works of art having great monetary value.The book will be of interest and value to researchers, advanced students, music historians, and contemporary string instrument makers. Musicians in general, particularly those playing string instruments, will also find its revelations fascinating. It will also attract the attention of those using wood for a variety of other purposes, for its use in musical instruments uncovers many of its fundamental features. Professor Neville H. FletcherAustralian National University, Canberra

How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care) (Paperback): Ross W. Duffin How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care) (Paperback)
Ross W. Duffin
R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What if Bach and Mozart heard richer, more dramatic chords than we hear in music today? What sonorities and moods have we lost in playing music in "equal temperament" the equal division of the octave into twelve notes that has become our standard tuning method? Thanks to How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony, "we may soon be able to hear for ourselves what Beethoven really meant when he called B minor 'black'" (Wall Street Journal).In this "comprehensive plea for more variety in tuning methods" (Kirkus Reviews), Ross W. Duffin presents "a serious and well-argued case" (Goldberg Magazine) that "should make any contemporary musician think differently about tuning" (Saturday Guardian)."

Funkmasters - The Great James Brown Rhythm Sections, 1960-73: For Guitar, Bass and Drums (Paperback): Allan Slutsky, Chuck... Funkmasters - The Great James Brown Rhythm Sections, 1960-73: For Guitar, Bass and Drums (Paperback)
Allan Slutsky, Chuck Silverman
R657 R533 Discovery Miles 5 330 Save R124 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this unique rhythm section workbook, 23 James Brown classics have been transcribed, broken down into individual lessons, and meticulously recreated on two one-hour CDs. Featuring legendary grooves from the guitarists, bassists, and drummers who ignited the Godfather of Soul for over three decades (including Jabo Starks, Bernard Odum, Clyde Stubblefield, Bootsy Collins, Jimmy Nolen, Country Kellum, and more), this book will enlighten and challenge your soul.

Piano for the Young Beginner Primer B (Paperback): James Bastien Piano for the Young Beginner Primer B (Paperback)
James Bastien
R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Connecting Pentatonic Patterns - The Essential Guide For All Guitarists (Paperback): Tom Kolb Connecting Pentatonic Patterns - The Essential Guide For All Guitarists (Paperback)
Tom Kolb 1
R454 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R68 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

(Guitar Educational). If you've been finding yourself trapped in the pentatonic box, then Connecting Pentatonic Patterns is for you This hands-on instructional book/CD pack offers examples for guitar players of all levels, from beginner to advanced. The only prerequisites are a basic understanding of the minor pentatonic scale and a desire to expand your fretboard horizons. Study this book faithfully, and soon you'll be soloing all over the neck with the greatest of ease. Includes an audio CD with demonstrations of every example in the book, plus jam tracks for practicing

Justinguitar Beginner's Course (Paperback): Justin Sandercoe Justinguitar Beginner's Course (Paperback)
Justin Sandercoe
R629 R520 Discovery Miles 5 200 Save R109 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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