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Mel Bay Presents Songs of Ireland
Mel Bay Presents Songs of Ireland
Paperback      ISBN: 1562221132
Flamenco: Your Passport to a New World of Music
Flamenco
Your Passport to a New World of Music
Paperback      ISBN: 0739024787

The Guitar Atlas series continues with a vivid exploration of Flamenco guitar. Dennis Koster, one of New York's most sought-after teachers for over 25 years, guides you through distinctive rhythms such as soleares, alegr as, and buler as, along with important techniques like rasgueado, tremolo, and golpe. Music is written in standard notation and TAB. The book also includes a demonstration CD, which is sure to make learning this style both easy and fun.

El Arte De Tocar El Clarinete/The Art of Clarinet Playing
El Arte De Tocar El Clarinete/The Art of Clarinet Playing
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 0874878357

This classic supplementary book provides all the necessary skills needed to bring a player up from a beginner to an advanced musician. The text by master clarinetist Keith Stein has been perfectly translated into Spanish.

Jamaica: Your Passport to a New World of Music
Jamaica
Your Passport to a New World of Music
Paperback      ISBN: 0739060163

Jamaican music is loved throughout the world for its laid-back feel as well as its intense, lively rhythms. Its influence is apparent across many musical styles, from the reggae rhythms in the music of popular bands like The Police, to ska beats in the music of groups such as The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and The Toasters. Even rap music evolved from the Jamaican vocal style called "toasting," and the influence of Bob Marley is evident throughout the world of music and pop culture.

Drum Atlas: Jamaica teaches you many of the enjoyable and challenging grooves and fills that make Jamaican music so unique, covering early styles such as nyabinghi (sacred drumming that accompanies vocal chanting and singing) to modern styles like ragga (played entirely on digital and electronic equipment). Study techniques like the three-drop, the steppers beat, and the skank, and discover forces behind the music---like the spiritual influence of the Rastafarian religion. You'll also learn how to translate rhythms from traditional instruments, such as the rumba box and timbales, to the drumset. With its wealth of ideas for modern drummers, Drum Atlas: Jamaica will inspire you to improve your technique, increase your knowledge, and make you a more well-rounded musician.

The included CD demonstrates all the examples and compositions featured in the book, performed with a full Jamaican-style band.
The Essence of Afro-Cuban Percussion & Drum Set: Includes the Rhythm Section Parts for Bass, Piano, Guitar, Horns & Strings, Book & Online Audio [With
The Essence of Afro-Cuban Percussion & Drum Set
Includes the Rhythm Section Parts for Bass, Piano, Guitar, Horns & Strings, Book & Online Audio [With
Paperback      ISBN: 1576236196

An in-depth study (324 pages) of all the percussion instruments, rhythms and song styles of Afro-Cuban music, along with their applications to the drumset. Detailed technical studies of each instrument are presented along with notations of many rhythm styles. The entire rhythm section (parts for bass, piano, horn section, string section, tres, and guitar) is also studied in detail. The book comes with online audio that includes performances of each percussion instrument, drumset, all rhythm section instruments, as well as examples of all musical styles with full instrumentation in score form.

Michael Aaron  Primer  Spanish
Michael Aaron Primer Spanish
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 0769238475

Estimula al principiante mediante notas y melod as f ciles. Introducci n a los rudimentos de la m sica, desarollo del sentido del ritmo, explicaciones y diagramas del teclado. Spanish]
The Michael Aaron Piano Course Lesson books have been completely re-engraved, expanded (adding more definitions of musical terms and more musical pieces), updated (with modernized artwork), and re-edited (with less emphasis on fingerings and more on note-reading)].

30 Chorale Preludes
30 Chorale Preludes
Paperback      ISBN: 0786602066
110 Best Scottish Tunes: With Guitar Chords
110 Best Scottish Tunes
With Guitar Chords
Paperback      ISBN: 1857201876

(Waltons Irish Music Books). This dynamic first Scottish tune collection in the "110 Best" series presents some of the most enduring and popular tunes from the Scottish tradition. Including jigs, reels, strathspeys and more, this volume is a must for any lover and player of traditional music and the arrangements are suitable for all melody instruments. Includes: The Fairy Dance * Loch Leven Castle * Lord MacDonald * Marry Me Now * The Soldier's Joy * Argyle Is My Name * The Hundred Pipers * I Lost My Love * The Lady of the Lake * The Sailor's Wife * Alister McAlister * The Duke of Gordon * The Highlander's Farewell to Ireland * Lasses Look Before You * Miss Lyall * The Recovery * The Dancing Scotsman * Fingal's Cave * MacGregor's Gathering * and more.

26 Italian Songs and Arias: Medium Low
26 Italian Songs and Arias
Medium Low
Paperback      ISBN: 0882849360

This authoritative edition of the world's most loved songs and arias draws on original manuscripts, historical first editions, and recent research by prominent musicologists to meet a high standard of accuracy and authenticity. Includes fascinating background information about the arias and their composers, as well as a singable rhymed translation, a readable prose translation, and a literal translation of every single word. This title is available in SmartMusic.

Mel Bay Presents Popular Guitar Styles  Reggae & Music of the Islands
Mel Bay Presents Popular Guitar Styles Reggae & Music of the Islands
Paperback      ISBN: 0786675853