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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.

I Can Read Music, Vol 1: A Note Reading Book for Cello Students
I Can Read Music, Vol 1
A Note Reading Book for Cello Students
Paperback      ISBN: 0874874416

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.

Mel Bays Modern Guitar Method: Grade 1
Mel Bays Modern Guitar Method
Grade 1
Paperback      ISBN: 0871663546

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.

Ability Development from Age Zero
Ability Development from Age Zero
Paperback      ISBN: 0874875803

Recommended for parents of Suzuki Method(R) students, this sequel to Nurtured by Love features a quote by Dr. Suzuki that states "the fate of the child is in the hands of his parents." With this book he shows how to create a warm environment which will encourage any child to become a happy, loving, and talented human being.

La Traviata in Full Score
La Traviata in Full Score
Paperback      ISBN: 0486263215

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.

Studying Suzuki Piano -- More Than Music: A Handbook for Teachers, Parents, and Students
Studying Suzuki Piano -- More Than Music
A Handbook for Teachers, Parents, and Students
Paperback      ISBN: 0874875862

A comprehensive coverage of what the Suzuki approach embodies, this book should be considered a requirement in the home of every piano teacher and student. Eight of the 14 chapters lay the foundation for understanding Suzuki's "Mother Tongue Approach," its procedures, and its benefits. The authors have given their ideas of what it takes to be a Suzuki teacher, how to structure an effective lesson, what to cover in those first lessons, and how to do it. Using more than 400 musical examples, the teaching points and the interpretation of the seven volumes of music are presented. In addition, some alternate fingerings are suggested and places where the Suzuki edition departs from the original edition are noted.

Mel Bay's Deluxe Concertina Book
Mel Bay's Deluxe Concertina Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0871668696
The Music Tree: A Plan for Musical Growth at the Piano : Time to Begin
The Music Tree
A Plan for Musical Growth at the Piano : Time to Begin
Paperback      ISBN: 0874876850

Time To Begin, the cornerstone of the Music Tree series, is a unique and highly effective approach to beginning piano instruction. Starting with off-staff notation, it leads the student to reading direction and intervals, leading up to the discovery of the Grand Staff. Also included is a carefully designed program of rhythm, technic and creative work.

Complete Book of Wedding Music for Flute or Violin
Complete Book of Wedding Music for Flute or Violin
Paperback      ISBN: 0871667576

This book presents a dozen timeless wedding themes from various sources arranged in idiomatic keys for flute or violin with tasteful piano accompaniment. A convenient pull-out part is included for the soloist.

Mel Bay's Ukulele Chords
Mel Bay's Ukulele Chords
Paperback      ISBN: 0871668653

A handy photo/diagram chord book which shows, in C tuning, the chords in each key. A special section on moveable chords is also included. The chords are grouped by type, including major, minor, seventh, diminished, augmented, and more.