The world's premier method for learning modern plectrum style guitar, time-tested and proven successful in building the theoretic and technical foundation needed to play in any style. All seven grades of this method are written in standard notation only to encourage better sight reading. In Grade 1, the student guitarist will learn to play solos, duets, scales, and chords in the keys of C, A minor, G and E minor. Even in Grade 1, the student is already exposed to the chord/melody concept of guitar performance.
One of Verdi's most popular opera, La Traviata is based on La Dame aux Cam lias ("Camille"), the novel and play by Alexandre Dumas, fils that enthralled Parisian audiences of the 1850s with a stirring portrayal of a beautiful courtesan redeemed by love. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi transformed the Dumas story of a passionate, ultimately poignant love affair within the intoxicating demimonde of Paris in the mid-1800s to an exciting, deeply moving musical drama.
La Traviata fortunately survived its dismal first production in Venice in 1853 to become a worldwide favorite, treasured by musical artists and audiences alike for the lyric beauty of its arias and ensembles, and for the dramatic force and finesse of its orchestral scoring. This full-score edition, designed to provide a lifetime of study and enjoyment, is reproduced from the authoritative edition prepared for G. Ricordi of Milan. It will afford opera lovers a rare opportunity to study intimately Verdi's genius for operatic composition in the early years of its greatest flowering.
A professor of music history at the Sorbonne reveals the hidden significance of this popular opera, relating it to the esoteric traditions on which it was based, and to Mozart's own Masonic involvement.
Contains 120 Christmas classics. Titles: Christmas Alphabet * Little Saint Nick * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * Winter Wonderland * Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer * All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth * Jingle Bells * Toyland * and more.
Katherine Forrester Vigneras, in a continuation of her story from The Small Rain, returns to New York City from Europe to retire. Now in her seventies, she encounters an old friend from her Greenwich Village days who, it turns out, is the former Bishop of New York. He asks Katherine to give a benefit concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. This leads to new demands on her resources--human, artistic, psychological, and spiritual--that are entirely unexpected.
Chopin's piano works are of such uniformly high quality that they are all absolutely essential in the repertoire of any aspiring pianist. The Preludes and Etudes are exquisitely beautiful examples of his genius. Numbering 52 pieces in all, they are reproduced here from the authoritative Mikuli edition and are available for the first time in a low-priced, one-volume publication. The opus listings are: 25 Preludes -- Op. 28, Nos. 1-24; Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 45. 27 Etudes -- Op. 10, Nos. 1-12; Op. 25, Nos. 1-12; and Trois Nouvelles Etudes Unabridged (1998) republication of works from an authoritative early edition. New unified table of contents.
This is a very popular guitar method. Its success lies in the fact that it is extremely easy to understand and very flexible. It moves at a slow, steady pace and enables you to play chord accompaniments in 7 primary guitar keys In addition, you will learn to strum blues chords and you will also begin to play fingerstyle backgrounds. A play-along CD is available to supplement this book, and the course is also taught on a video.
Titles: Principles of Study and Guidance * Basic Technique * Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star: Variations and Theme (Shinichi Suzuki) * Lightly Row (Folk Song) * Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Folk Song) * Song of the Wind (Folk Song) * May Song (Folk Song) * Allegretto (M. Giuliani) * Perpetual Motion (Shinichi Suzuki) * Rigadoon (H. Purcell) * Are You Sleeping, Brother John? (Folk Song) * French Folk Song (Folk Song) * Tanz (J. F hrman) * Tanz (J. C. Bach) * With Steady Hands (F. Longay) * Meadow Minuet (F. Longay). Performed by Himmelhoch, Lafreniere, and Brown.