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I Can Read Music: A Note Reading Book for Violin Students
I Can Read Music
A Note Reading Book for Violin Students
Paperback      ISBN: 0874874394

These easy-to-read, progressive exercises by Joanne Martin develop a student's reading skills one stage at a time, with many repetitions at each stage. I Can Read Music is designed as a first note-reading book for students of string instruments who have learned to play using an aural approach such as the Suzuki Method(R), or for traditionally taught students who need extra note reading practice. Its presentation of new ideas is clear enough that it can be used daily at home by quite young children and their parents, with the teacher checking progress every week or two.

Art of Cello Playing
Art of Cello Playing
Paperback      ISBN: 0874870712

The author's stated purpose in writing The Art of Cello Playing is "to present a progressive sequence of commentary and material as a basis for acquiring a sound technical foundation and basic playing competence to prepare the player for exploring the rich solo, orchestral, and chamber music literature of the instrument." To that end he produced a comprehensive textbook and reference manual on beginning to advanced cello technique with emphasis on the vital beginning foundation. Louis Potter Jr. was particularly well-qualified to make this contribution from his wide experience in teaching both classes and individuals at Michigan State University and at National Music Camp, Interlochen, Michigan.

Anthology of Musical Forms
Anthology of Musical Forms
Paperback      ISBN: 0874870445

Structure and Style, first published in 1962 and expanded in 1979, fills the need for new ways of analysis that put 20th-century music in perspective. It spans forms in use before 1600 through forms and techniques in use today. Anthology of Musical Forms provides musical examples of forms treated in Structure and Style. Some examples are analyzed throughout. Most are left for the student to analyze. These books reflect Leon Stein's impressive background as student, musician, and composer. Stein studied composition with Leo Sowerby, Frederick Stock (conductor of the Chicago Symphony) and orchestration with Eric DeLamarter, his assistant. He earned M. Mus and Ph.D degrees at DePaul University and was associated with its School of Music as director of the Graduate Division and chairman of the Department of Theory and Composition until his retirement in 1976. He has composed a wide variety of works, including compositions for orchestra, chamber combinations, two operas, and a violin concerto.

Violin Playing as I Teach It
Violin Playing as I Teach It
Paperback      ISBN: 0486239179

Leopold Auer (1845-1930) belonged to that select company of violin virtuosos who not only established the level of artistic excellence for the nineteenth century, but also trained many of the violinists who surpassed that level in the twentieth. Mischa Elman, Jascha Heifetz, and Efrem Zimbalist (Sr.) were among Auer's students. Himself a pupil of the great Joseph Joachim, Auer will always be regarded as one of the most important violin pedagogues in history.
This exemplary collection of principles and guidelines was set down by the master after a lifetime of playing and teaching. Auer taught by example, and he directs violin teachers to inculcate the intricacies of execution by means of the violin itself, not simply by verbal instruction. He then devotes the rest of his advice to the violin pupil: how to hold the violin and bow, how to practice, and how to approach such matters of technique as tone production, vibrato, bowing methods including the legato, left-handed technique, double stops, trills, pizzicato, harmonics, and phrasing. In the concluding chapters Auer takes up the more general topics of style, stage fright, changes in the violin repertory, and, of great historical interest, his practical repertory hints ― what he gave his own students to play. Many of the book's chapters are illuminated by biographical details and anecdotes about famous musicians whom Auer knew: Davidov, Wieniawski, Seidel, Wilhemj, Sarasate, and von Bulow.
Receiving poor direction at an early age is disastrous for a violinist. As Auer says, There is no instrument whose absolute mastery at a later period presupposes such meticulous care and exactitude in the initial stages of study as does the violin. With this book every beginning violin student will have the benefit of the finest guidance.

Alfred's Drum Method: Book 1
Alfred's Drum Method
Book 1
Paperback      ISBN: 0882847937

Alfred's Drum Method, Book 1 (of 2) is the ideal teaching tool to help prepare beginning players for all styles of snare drum and percussion performance. This best-selling book contains 80 pages of excellent sequential instruction covering rudimental studies, roll studies, contest solos, and bass drum and cymbal technique, as well as 23 solos suitable for recitals and contests. This title is available in SmartMusic.

Couperin L'Art De Toucher Le Clavecin/the Art of Playing the Harpsichord
Couperin L'Art De Toucher Le Clavecin/the Art of Playing the Harpsichord
Paperback      ISBN: 0739007602

An important 18th-century instruction book, Couperin's The Art of Playing the Harpsichord contains valuable information on technique, fingering, phrasing, ornamentation and keyboard performance style. Halford's scholarly introduction includes a biographic

Mel Bay's Complete Banjo Book
Mel Bay's Complete Banjo Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0871665727
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.
The Wizard of Oz (Movie Selections): Piano/Vocal/Chords
The Wizard of Oz (Movie Selections)
Piano/Vocal/Chords
Paperback      ISBN: 0898986230

With the film's original 50th anniversary artwork on the cover, this fantastic folio is a real collector's item. Includes: Over the Rainbow * Ding-Dong The Witch Is Dead * We're Off to See the Wizard * If I Only Had a Brain * Optimistic Voices * If I Wer

The Guitar Picker's Fakebook
The Guitar Picker's Fakebook
Paperback      ISBN: 0825602726

(Music Sales America). Compiled, edited and arranged by David Brody, this is the ultimate sourcebook for the traditional guitar player. It contains over 280 jigs, reels, rags, hornpipes and breakdowns from all the major traditional instrumental styles. Also features an extensive recommended discography.