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Ramones: An American Band
Ramones
An American Band
Paperback      ISBN: 0312093691

The authorized story of an American band who shaped the history of music for generations. Today's new music-makers are looking back at the bands that broke the ground, and the Ramones are it: the original high priests of punk, the stars of rock 'n roll high school, the royal avatars of rock, raunch, and rebellion. 60 photographs and illustrations.

Sassy PB
Sassy PB
Paperback      ISBN: 0306805782

"A deeply felt portrait of an artist whose influence on a generation of vocalists was profound." -- New York Times Book Review

Sarah Vaughan possessed the most spectacular voice in jazz history. In Sassy, Leslie Gourse, the acclaimed biographer of Nat King Cole and Joe Williams, defines and celebrates Vaughan's vital musical legacy and offers a detailed portrait of the woman as well as the singer. Revealed here is "The Divine One" as only her closest friends and musical associates knew her.

By her early twenties Sarah Vaughan was singining with Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Billy Eckstine, helping them invent bebop. For forty-five years thereafter, she reigned supreme in both pop and jazz, with several million-selling hits (among them "Broken Hearted Melody," "Make Yourself Comfortable," and "Misty").

But life offstage was never smooth for Sarah Vaughan. Her voluptuous voice was matched by her exuberant appetite for excess: three failed marriages, financial difficulties through many changes in management, late-night jam sessions, liquor, and cocaine. In Sassy, though, we also see the feisty and unpretentious woman who worked hard all her life to support her parents and adopted daughter, and who came to savor the hard-won independence and worldwide acclaim she achieved as the greatest jazz singer of her generation.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sweeney Todd
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Paperback      ISBN: 1557830665

(Applause Libretto Library). Book by Hugh Wheeler Introduction by Christopher Bond "Mr. Sondheim fearlessly explores psychic caverns where civilized people are not dying to go ... A naked Sweeney Todd stands revealed as a musical of naked rage, chewing up everyone in its path as it spits out blood and tears." Frank Rich, The New York Times * "A work of such scope and such daring that it dwarfs every other Broadway musical that even attempts to invite comparison." Rex Reed, New York Daily News

Hawaiian Uke Songbook
Hawaiian Uke Songbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0871668424

A superb collection of 53 Hawaiian favorites arranged for uke solo. It includes instruction on chords, vamping, reading tablature and notation, note location on the fingerboard, scales and scale exercises, and rhythm, plus special uke techniques.

Suzuki Cello School: Cello Part
Suzuki Cello School
Cello Part
Paperback      ISBN: 0874874793

Teach Cello with the popular Suzuki Cello School. The Suzuki Method(R) of Talent Education is based on Shinichi Suzuki's view that every child is born with ability, and that people are the product of their environment. According to Shinichi Suzuki, a world-renowned violinist and teacher, the greatest joy an adult can know comes from developing a child's potential so he/she can express all that is harmonious and best in human beings. Students are taught using the "mother-tongue" approach. Each series of books for a particular instrument in the Suzuki Method is considered a Suzuki music school, such as the Suzuki Cello School. Suzuki lessons are generally given in a private studio setting with additional group lessons. The student listens to the recordings and works with their Suzuki cello teacher to develop their potential as a musician and as a person.This Suzuki Book is integral for Suzuki cello lessons.

Titles: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Variations (Suzuki) * French Folk Song (Folk Song) * Lightly Row (Folk Song) * Song of the Wind (Folk Song) * Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Folk Song) * O Come, Little Children (Folk Song) * May Song (Folk Song) * Allegro (Suzuki) * Perpetual Motion in D Major (Suzuki) * Perpetual Motion in G Major (Suzuki) * Long, Long Ago (Bayly) * Allegretto (Suzuki) * Andantino (Suzuki) * Rigadoon (Purcell) * Etude (Suzuki) * The Happy Farmer from Album for the Young, Op. 68, No. 10 (Schumann) * Minuet in C, No. 11 in G Major from Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach, BWV 841 (Bach) * Minuet No. 2 from Minuet in G Major, BWV 116 (Bach).

For a complete list of the most recent printings by AMPV number, go to alfred.com/suzuki. This title is available in SmartMusic.

The International editions include an updated title page that designates the book as the International Edition. A Federation Festivals 2020-2024 selection.
Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century
Lipstick Traces
A Secret History of the 20th Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0674535812

This is a secret history of modern times, told by way of what conventional history tries to exclude. Lipstick Traces tells a story as disruptive and compelling as the century itself. Hip, metaphorical and allusive...--Gail Caldwell, Boston Sunday Globe. Full-color illustrations and halftones.

The Secret Power of Music: The Transformation of Self and Society Through Musical Energy
The Secret Power of Music
The Transformation of Self and Society Through Musical Energy
Paperback      ISBN: 0892810564

This study of the hidden side of music and its subtle effects is one of the most detailed books ever written on the subject.
Los Cinco Tibetanos: Cinco Ejercicios Dinámicos Para Lograr Buena Salud, Energía, Y Poder Personal
Los Cinco Tibetanos
Cinco Ejercicios Dinámicos Para Lograr Buena Salud, Energía, Y Poder Personal
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 0892814667

Los Cinco Tibetanos son un sistema de yoga con ejercicios altamente energizantes y a la vez muy sencillos, cuyo origen se remonta a la cultura del Himalaya. Tambi n se les conoce como los Cinco Ritos de Rejuvenecimiento; llegaron a Occidente a principios de nuestro siglo por medio de un oficial retirado de la armada brit nica, quien los aprend o en una lamaser a tibetana. Desde 1978 Christopher S. Kilham ha ense ado estos ejercicios a miles de personas que buscan un modo de vida m s sano.

Los Cinco Tibetanos requieren un m nimo de tiempo y esfuerzo al d a, pero no pueden aumentar dr sticamente la fuerza y flexibilidad f sica, al igual que la agudeza mental. Aun los principiantes del yoga experimentar n el efecto de liberaci n sobre el poder energ tico innato del cuerpo y la mente humana que ejercen los Cinco Tibetanos. La pr ctica regular de estos ejercicios libera la tensi n muscular y nerviosa, mejora la respiraci n y la digesti n, beneficia el sistema cardiovasuclar y llevan a una relajaci n profunda y bienestar. Los Cinco Tibetanos pueden ser un veh culo poderoso, no solamente a fin de avivar los sentidos sino para generar una ereg a vital en orden a la autotransformaci n.

Christopher S. Kilham ha ense ado el yoga, la meditaci n y la salud natural durante m s de viente a os, siendo ponente y apareciendo en programas de radio y televisi n en todo Estados Unidos de Norteam rica. Es autor de muchos art culos en revistas y de varios libros, entre los cuales se encuentran: In Search of the New Age, Take Charge of Your Health, Inner Power y The Bread and Circus Whole Food Bible.
Lonesome Traveler: The Life of Lee Hays
Lonesome Traveler
The Life of Lee Hays
Paperback      ISBN: 0803297475

During the Great Depression, Lee Hays, the son of a Southern Methodist minister, used his music to life the hearts of sharecroppers and miners and union organizers. He helped bring black music to America's consciousness. He could make people laugh in times when there seemed little to laugh about. An Arkansas traveler and radical minstrel, he commented wryly on events and impaled reactionary southern congressmen on their own words. A kind of Mark Twain of the left, people said. But Lee Hays, for all his great size and talents and humor, was also a difficult man, plagued by self-doubts and a driving need to discombobulate any person or group that struck him as self-satisfied. Lonesome Traveler is the story of a prodigious talent with a zeal for changing the world. With Pete Seeger he formed the popular folksinging group the Weavers, which sang songs of social justice just as a tidal wave of red-hunting hit America. The rest of his legendary story will anger, touch, and delight.

Mel Bay's Deluxe Concertina Book
Mel Bay's Deluxe Concertina Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0871668696