Blues, Soul and Motown
Pure & Simple Spirituals
Arranged for Easy Piano
Paperback ISBN: 0739058878
Spirituals provided the foundation for blues, jazz, and gospel music, and continue to be a rich part of todayÂ's musical culture. These solo piano arrangements of favorite spirituals feature lyrics, suggested fingerings, phrasing, pedal markings, and easy-to-read notation. Titles: AinÂ't-a That Good News? * Deep River * Every Time I Feel the Spirit * Ezekiel Saw the Wheel * Give Me That Old-Time Religion * Go Down, Moses * Go, Tell It on the Mountain * HeÂ's Got the Whole World in His Hands * IÂ've Got Peace Like a River * Let Us Break Bread Together * Little David, Play on Your Harp * Michael, Row the Boat Ashore * My Lord, What a Morning! * Nobody Knows the Trouble IÂ've Seen * Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child * Swing Low, Sweet Chariot * There Is a Balm in Gilead * This Little Light of Mine * Wayfaring Stranger * We Are Climbing JacobÂ's Ladder * We Shall Overcome * Were You There?
A Biography of the First Lady of Jazz
Paperback ISBN: 0306806428
The life of the very private and media-shy Ella Fitzgerald has long been shrouded in a mixture of half-truths and fiction. What emerges in Stuart Nicholson's groundbreaking biography is a remarkable s
Can't Be Satisfied
The Life and Times of Muddy Waters
Paperback ISBN: 0316164941
Drawn from in-depth research and detailed interviews, an authoritative biography of the father of modern blues details his turbulent life, from the cotton fields of rural Mississippi to his extraordinary rise to success, forever changing the music industry. Reprint. 18,000 first printing.
Gaither Gospel Classics
Contemporary Settings of Cherished Songs Written by Bill and Gloria Gaither
Paperback ISBN: 0739076485
The gospel songs of Bill and Gloria Gaither have been cherished for generations. This collection features contemporary solo piano arrangements of their most popular melodies. Approximate performance times are included. Titles: Because He Lives * Come, Holy Spirit * The Family of God, with Jesus, We Just Want to Thank You * Gentle Shepherd * He Touched Me * I Will Serve Thee * Jesus Is Lord of All * The King Is Coming * The Longer I Serve Him * Something Beautiful * There?s Something About That Name.
The Total Blues Keyboardist
A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Blues Keyboard Playing
Paperback ISBN: 0739075241
The Total Blues Keyboardist is an exciting journey through the diverse world of blues keyboard playing. For beginners to advanced players, this book teaches blues theory, rhythm, and improvisation, and includes authentic techniques and examples in all blues styles?from Delta, New Orleans, and Chicago blues to Memphis, gospel, jazz, soul, and funk blues. Learn 8-bar, 12-bar, and 16-bar progressions, as well as classic intros, endings, and turnarounds. In addition, discover the best approach for playing with other musicians or a full blues band. A CD demonstrating the examples in the book is included.
Beginning Acoustic Blues Guitar
The Complete Acoustic Blues Method : Beginning-intermediate-mastering
Paperback ISBN: 0739036734
This starting volume of the Complete Acoustic Blues Method covers basic blues theory, left-hand techniques, call and response phrasing, intros, turnarounds, endings, and improvisation. All music is shown in standard notation and TAB, and the CD demonstrates the examples in the book. This is the perfect method for beginning acoustic blues guitarists.
12 Medium-easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes
B-Flat Tenor Saxophone (B-Flat Clarinet and Soprano Saxophone)
Paperback ISBN: 0739076140
Created for a wide variety of musicians, 12 Medium-Easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes will appeal to both aspiring players and more experienced musicians. Accessible, yet with some challenges, this music was written by world-renowned jazz composer, arranger, saxophonist, bandleader, educator, and member of the Yellowjackets, Bob Mintzer. Designed for the medium-easy difficulty level, this book includes: -12 jazz, blues and funk etudes composed by Bob Mintzer in a variety of jazz styles, tempos, and time signatures. -Performance notes/tips for each etude to assist in interpretation and improvisation. -Play-along CD with a stellar rhythm section. -Transcription Exercise -Composition Exercise -Practice Page with scales/chords -All books are compatible and written so they can be performed together -Opportunity to study and learn these skills: -Melodic composition -Improvisation -Sight reading -Motivic development -Scales and chords -Jazz concept -Major and minor blues -Jazz waltz -Slow/Medium/Fast swing -Funky groove
Blues Guitar for the Absolute Beginner
Absolutely Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing Now!
Paperback ISBN: 073903670x
The music lover who has never even held a guitar will begin playing easy chords and songs immediately, focusing on the most important basics of the style, from strumming to playing melody. The CD demonstrates the examples in the book and provides play-along opportunities. 48 pages.