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The Art of Writing Music: A Practical Book for Composers and Arrangers of Instrumental, Choral, and Electronic Music As Applied to Publication
The Art of Writing Music
A Practical Book for Composers and Arrangers of Instrumental, Choral, and Electronic Music As Applied to Publication
Paperback      ISBN: 0882846191

John Cacavas has written an extensive book on the techniques of composing, orchestrating and arranging. Includes chapters on each section of the band and orchestra, voicing techniques as well as special chapters on concert band writing, choral writing, el

Rock Drums Basics, Steps One and Two Combined
Rock Drums Basics, Steps One and Two Combined
Paperback      ISBN: 1576235610

The first step towards experiencing the fun of playing rock music. This book & CD package will guide you through everything you need to know to begin playing rock drums. Topics include practice tips, note values, eighth- and sixteenth-note variations, the

Musical Improvisation for Children [With CD (Audio)]
Musical Improvisation for Children [With CD (Audio)]
Paperback      ISBN: 0874877725

Alice Kay Kanack's method focuses on enhancing the natural creative ability of children through the use of improvisation. The book begins with an introduction to the philosophies of her method, then guides the parent or teacher through a series of improvi

Mel Bay's Complete Banjo Book
Mel Bay's Complete Banjo Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0871665727
The Marriage of Figaro
The Marriage of Figaro
Paperback      ISBN: 0486237516
Mozart's beloved comic romp, reprinted from a late (C. F. Peters, 1941) but beautifully engraved and highly regarded edition, which preserves Mozart's autograph manuscript and early translations of the libretto and includes passages that are often cut in other editions.
Mel Bay's Deluxe Concertina Book
Mel Bay's Deluxe Concertina Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0871668696
Suzuki Violin School
Suzuki Violin School
Paperback      ISBN: 0874871468

Titles: Study Points for Volume 2 * Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus (G. F. Handel) * Musette, Gavotte II or the Musette from English Suite III in G Minor for Klavier, BWV 808 (J. S. Bach) * Hunters' Chorus from 3rd Act of the opera Der Freischutz (C. M. von Weber) * Long, Long Ago (T. H. Bayly) * Waltz, Op. 39, No. 15 for Piano (J. Brahms) * Bourr e from Sonata in F Major for Oboe, HHA IV/18, No. 8 (G. F. Handel) * The Two Grenadiers, Die beiden Grenadier, Op. 49, No. 1 for Voice and Piano (R. Schumann) * Theme from Witches' Dance (N. Paganini) * Gavotte from Mignon (A. Thomas) * Gavotte (J. B. Lully) * Minuet in G, Wo0 10, No. 2 (L. van Beethoven) * Minuet from Sei Quintetti per Archi No. 11, Op. 11, No. 5 in E Major (L. Boccherini). This title is available in SmartMusic.

You Can Teach Yourself Guitar
You Can Teach Yourself Guitar
Paperback      ISBN: 0871662620

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.

100 Great Songs from Hollywood, Broadway and Television
100 Great Songs from Hollywood, Broadway and Television
Paperback      ISBN: 0769266630

These classic songs include: Aquarius * Big Spender * Evergreen * I Believe I Can Fly * (Everything I Do) I Do It for You * I'll Be There for You * I'll Never Fall in Love Again * Jetson's Main Theme * I've Gotta Be Me * Over the Rainbow * The Pink Panthe

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.