Really Easy Piano Duets
Author: Barrie Carson Turner
Publisher: Music Sales
Music Theory For Dummies
Author: Michael Pilhofer, Holly Day
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Get more out of music with this essential guide Music Theory For Dummies makes music theory easy to understand, with a friendly, unintimidating overview of everything you need to know to become fluent at knocking out beats, reading musical scores, and learning to anticipate where a song should go—whether you're reading someone else's music or writing your own. Whether you're a music student or a music lover, you'll learn to read, write, and understand music with this informative guide. With expert instruction, you'll put it all together as you compose, arrange, and create original melodies, harmonies, and chords of your own, with helpful tips for performing your pieces in front of an audience. This new third edition presents the most current teaching techniques, the newest music genres and examples, and updated information on all aspects of understanding, creating, and performing music. Studies have shown that music training improves children's' verbal and spatial abilities, and it's been associated with cognitive and mathematical benefits in adults. The music job market is expected to increase over the coming years, and music theory is becoming an increasingly common part of education at all levels. Music Theory For Dummies provides the instruction you need to get more out of music than you ever thought possible. Master major and minor scales, intervals, pitches, and clefs Understand basic notation, time signals, tempo, dynamics, and navigation Employ melodies, chords, progressions, and phrases to form music Compose harmonies and accompanying melodies for voice and instruments Whether you intend to pursue a degree or career in music, or just enjoy listening to it, understanding the theory behind it gives you a whole new appreciation for the artistry and craftsmanship behind the pieces that give you goose bumps. It's a mix of technical skill, inborn talent, and plenty of practice – and now you can try your hand at it, with Music Theory For Dummies.
Easy Jazz and Pop Pieces for Piano For newcomers * With performance instructions and tips on practising.
Best of Piano Classics
Author: Hans-Günter Heumann
Publisher: Schott Music
Selected for pupils in their first years of piano lessons, this volume contains 50 of the most beautiful original compositions for piano from the days of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) to the days of Alexander Grechaninov, providing playing material from the baroque period to the early 20th century. Apart from numerous individual pieces, it also contains easy sonatas and sonatinas by Haydn, Clementi, Mozart, and Beethoven. Complete with fingerings, tempo suggestions and notes on the execution of ornaments, this collection with its modern and reader-friendly layout is ideal for lessons and for playing at home.
A new addition to the successful Michael Aaron Piano Course lesson books. These new Performance books are centered around Michael Aaron's original Lesson books and are focused on his original teaching concepts.
A Dozen a Day
Author: Edna Mae Burnam
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Willis). The Dozen a Day books are universally recognized as one of the most remarkable technique series on the market for all ages! Each book in this series contains short warm-up exercises to be played at the beginning of each practice session, providing excellent day-to-day training for the student.
Author: Richard (COP) Eilenberg
Publisher: Schott & Company Limited
A group of resourceful kids start "solution-seekers.com," a website where "cybervisitors" can get answers to questions that trouble them. But when one questioner asks the true meaning of Christmas, the kids seek to unravel the mystery by journeying back through the prophecies of the Old Testament. What they find is a series of "S" words that reveal a "spectacular story!" With creative characters, humorous dialogue and great music, The "S" Files is a children's Christmas musical your kids will love performing.
Author: Ramsey Campbell
Publisher: Tor Books
A bookstore can be a wonderful, welcoming place of both commerce and curiosity. That's the goal for Woody, an American recently transferred to England to run a branch of Texts. He wants a clean, orderly store and lots of sales to show his bosses when they arrive from the States for a pre-Christmas inspection. Not easy given the shop's location in a foggy strip mall. And things keep going wrong. No matter how often the shelves are put in order before the doors are locked at night, when the staff returns in the morning, books are lying all over the floor, many damp and damaged beyond repair. The store's computers keep acting up-errors appear in brochures and ads and orders disappear completely. And even when the machines are turned off, they seem to glow with a spectral gray light. The hit-and-run death of an employee in the store's parking lot marks a turning point. One employee accuses another of making sexual advances and they come to blows. Between one sentence and the next, one loses his ability to read. The security monitors display half-seen things crawling between the stacks that vanish before anyone can find them. Desperate, Woody musters his staff for an overnight inventory. When the last customers reluctantly depart, leaving almost-visible trails of slime shining behind them, the doors are locked, sealing Woody and the others inside for a final orgy of shelving. The damp, grey, silent things that have been lurking in the basement and hiding in the fog may move slowly, but they are inexorable. This bookstore is no haven. It is the doorway to a hell unlike any other. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Exploring Jazz Violin
Author: Chris Haigh
Publisher: Schott & Company Limited
(String). Jazz is one of the biggest challenges a violinist can face, with the thought of improvisation likely to strike fear into the heart of even the best classical player. This book demystifies the process, taking you step by step through everything you need to know about playing jazz violin. The work of players such as Stephane Grappelli, Joe Venuti, Stuff Smith and Jean-Luc Ponty is examined in detail, and styles including gypsy jazz, belop, modal and fusion are explored. Topics covered include: analyzing a chord sequence * bowing * chord symbols * double stopping * harmonics * how to construct your own solo * how to swing * pentatonic, bebop and blues scales * vibrato * and more. An accompanying CD with 65 tracks for listening or play-along is also included.
Author: Pamela Wedgwood
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Pamela Wedgewood's Up-Grade! series is designed to bridge the gap between grades, using stimulating material in a wide variety of styles. Containing everything from toe-tapping jazzy numbers to more classical pieces, these collections are a fun and satisfying way to ease students gently on toward the next grade.
Peer Gynt Suite Op. 46
Author: Edvard Grieg
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
The Peer Gynt Suite may be Edvard Grieg's most famous composition. Its melodies have insinuated themselves into our culture so that they are now universally familiar. The movements are: Morning Song, Asa's Death, Anitra's Dance, and In the Hall of the Mountain King. This edition presents, for the first time, the entire suite in a version for solo guitar. This is a substantial work for the guitarist that, while requiring solid technique, is quite rewarding for both the player and the audience. Also included is a transcription of Grieg's beautiful Solveig's Song.
(Piano). These charming 18th-century miniatures in progressive order make excellent articulation studies.
4 Rondos, Op. 60
Author: Dmitri Kabalevsky
Publisher: G Schirmer Incorporated
(Piano Large Works). Contents: Rondo-Dance * Rondo-March * Rondo-Song * Rondo-Toccata.