Music Education
Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course Lesson Book: Level Three
Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course Lesson Book
Level Three
Paperback      ISBN: 0739069535

Begins with a review of the concepts presented in Level 2, then introduces new pieces and lessons in new keys to prepare the student for more advanced studies. Includes a "Just for Fun" section and an "Ambitious" section for the student who will devote a little extra effort toward learning some of the great masterworks that require additional practice. The CD contains a piano performance for each of the 39 songs included in the book.

Sound Innovations for String Orchestra, Bk 2: A Revolutionary Method for Early-Intermediate Musicians (Violin), Book & Online Media
Sound Innovations for String Orchestra, Bk 2
A Revolutionary Method for Early-Intermediate Musicians (Violin), Book & Online Media
Paperback      ISBN: 0739067958

Sound Innovations for String Orchestra, Book 2 continues your student's musical journey by teaching with a complete review of Book 1, and a segmented presentation of new concepts while introducing ensemble playing. Continue skill development with review, new keys, rhythms, tone development, and introductory scales and arpeggios. Following the unique Sound Innovations organization, the string orchestra method contains levels, each of which is divided into several sections that introduces concepts separately, providing benchmarks, assessment, and intermediate goals. The isolation of new concepts helps facilitate the understanding of more advanced material. Sound Advice sections throughout the Teacher's Score assist with quick and easy-to-use tips and suggestions. Plenty of practice and performance opportunities are also provided in order to reinforce each lesson. MasterClass lessons with string ensemble videos and accompaniment recordings are available streaming at www.alfred.com/SIOnline from anywhere with internet access. Learn more at www.alfred.com/SIOnline.
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"Sound Innovations by Alfred Music is a dream-come-true method for beginning concert band and string orchestra. Its infusion of technology provides an open-ended architecture of the first order. This unique blend of time-tested strategies and technology offer a great foundation for a successful learning experience."
---John Kuzmich, Jr., BandDirector.com
The Enraged Accompanist's Guide to the Perfect Audition
The Enraged Accompanist's Guide to the Perfect Audition
Paperback      ISBN: 1423497058

"I am your accompanist. You do not know me. I am the guy who sits behind the upright in the unflattering fluorescent light of the dance studio, a bottle of water on the floor, a half-eaten Power Bar on the bench, and your audition in my hands." Award-winning New York theatre composer and pianist Andrew Gerle pulls no punches in this irreverent, fly-on-the-wall guide to everything you've never been taught about auditioning for musical theatre. From the unique perspective of the pianist's bench, he demystifies the audition process, from how to put together your book and speak to an accompanist to the healthiest and savviest ways to approach the audition marketplace and your career. By better understanding the dynamics of professional auditions, you will learn to present yourself in the strongest, most castable way while remaining true to your own special voice - the one that, in the end, will get you the job.



Majoring in Music: All the Stuff You Need to Know
Majoring in Music
All the Stuff You Need to Know
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1574631500

(Meredith Music Resource). Highlights the major components for survival and success during the formative years in a college, university or conservatory and provides examples and strategies to greatly assist the student musician. With no-nonsense advice and practical tips, this guide will prepare music students (and their parents ) to meet the many challenges, and take advantage of the opportunities afforded them during the glorious college years. Click here for a YouTube video on Majoring in Music

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Bluegrass Banjo Favorites: You Can Play Your Favorite Bluegrass Songs!, Book & 2 Enhanced CDs
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Bluegrass Banjo Favorites
You Can Play Your Favorite Bluegrass Songs!, Book & 2 Enhanced CDs
Paperback      ISBN: 0739068261

This book and two CD combo is like having a friend show you all your favorite bluegrass songs. Bluegrass virtuoso Dennis Caplinger teaches you the techniques and concepts you need to start playing hot bluegrass banjo right away---all in the context of 16 classic bluegrass standards. The included CDs feature full explanations of all techniques and songs, and demonstrations of all the music examples. For each song there is a slow tempo demonstration, a complete demo track featuring a world-class bluegrass band, and a complete band track without banjo for you to play along with. Plus, with the included TNT software, you can slow tracks down, loop sections, and even change keys for ultimate usability. We've even included a short refresher course on music theory, and a banjo chord dictionary in the back of the book.
"With just a little guidance, you can be playing great bluegrass without spending years on boring exercises and scales."
- Making Music magazine

Complete Electric Bass Method Complete Edition: Book & Online Audio
Complete Electric Bass Method Complete Edition
Book & Online Audio
Paperback      ISBN: 0739073990

Anyone interested in learning to play electric bass can pick up this book and get started right away. This well-paced, comprehensive method covers everything from basic to advanced techniques. Beginning concepts include the basics of the instrument, reading music, and building bass lines using scales, modes, and chord progressions. For the intermediate player, it takes you further into using scales, techniques such as slap & pop, string muting, walking bass lines, modes, tetrachords, passing tones, and varying rhythms. The book concludes with ideas designed to guide you into high-level bass playing, such as rhythm changes, tritone substitution, odd time signatures, chord playing, a study of Latin grooves, reggae, ska, and advanced funk bass lines. Whether you are starting to learn the bass or are an advanced player looking to give your playing more nuance, Electric Bass Method Complete is all you will ever need. Access to online audio demonstration examples is include with the book.

Premier Piano Course Technique, Book 2a
Premier Piano Course Technique, Book 2a
Paperback      ISBN: 0739058630

Technique 2A continues and expands on the technical and artistic tools learned in Technique books 1A and 1B. The seven new Technique Tools introduced are: dynamic shaping, crossing over the thumb, solid-sounding chords, two-note slurs, seamless melodies, balance between melody and accompaniment, and damper pedal footwork. Artistic Etudes showcase a student's technique in an expressive musical setting, and Hands-Together Workshops focus on developing the skills necessary for coordinating hands-together playing. Each page in the Technique Book correlates with a specific page in the Lesson Book.

The Worship Bass Book: Bass Espresso and the Art of Groove [With DVD ROM]
The Worship Bass Book
Bass Espresso and the Art of Groove [With DVD ROM]
Paperback      ISBN: 1458443213

(Worship Musician Presents). As opposed to a systematic pedagogy for bass playing (many such resources already exist), The Worship Bass Book is a fun and informal, yet extremely practical, resource for bassists playing in the worship environment. Acclaimed bassist and music educator Norm Stockton covers a broad range of topics in bite-size chunks, allowing players to emerge with solid perspectives and a practical understanding of effective bass playing in a rhythm section. Players at all levels will find helpful insight into topics, including phrasing, a passion for the groove, tools of the trade, fingerboard familiarity, musical styles, slap and tap techniques, bass and drum synergy, solo bass arranging, real-world groove lessons, and much more.

The Total Flamenco Guitarist: A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Flamenco Guitar Playing
The Total Flamenco Guitarist
A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Flamenco Guitar Playing
Paperback      ISBN: 0739043501

The Total Flamenco Guitarist is an exciting journey into the world of flamenco guitar playing, a style loved by the world for its explosive techniques and depth of emotion. This book and CD kit is a complete curriculum for beginning to advanced flamenco guitarists. The lessons are based on a three-pronged approach of technique, rhythm, and listening. The material is organized according to the major rhythmic families: fandango, tango, solea, siguiriyas, and more. You'll learn popular styles including rumba, bulerias, and sevillanas, and lots of authentic flamenco techniques such as rasgueado, arpeggio, picado, and tremolo. Whether you want to be a flamenco guitarist, or just incorporate some of these techniques into your own music, The Total Flamenco Guitarist is the book for you

The Key of One: A Revealing notation Free Approach that Unlocks the Music Within You
The Key of One
A Revealing notation Free Approach that Unlocks the Music Within You
Paperback      ISBN: 0739065904

Anyone can learn to express themselves on the piano by following Robbie Gennet's simple approach that completely leaves out sheet music and uses one basic formula to unlock the notes of every major and minor scale. Robbie thoroughly demonstrates his method on the DVD, which includes audio accompaniments in every key for jamming, and software that allows accompaniments to be transposed for gaining ultimate command of any musical key.

"Gennet focuses on attitude just as much as on notes---all in a passionate, personal, and uncondescending way that keeps beginners coming back to the piano."
-Stephen Fortner, Keyboard Magazine