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10 Hymns and Gospel Songs for Solo Voice, Medium Low: Medium Low Voice
10 Hymns and Gospel Songs for Solo Voice, Medium Low
Medium Low Voice
Paperback      ISBN: 0739007017

Award-winning composer, arranger, pianist, and recording artist Mark Hayes has crafted this superb collection for vocal soloist with piano accompaniment. Wonderful for concerts, contests and recitals, ideal for worship throughout the year, weddings and funerals. Titles: On Eagle's Wings * Bright and Beautiful (A Children's Suite: Praise Him, All Ye Little Children, All Things Bright and Beautiful and Jesus Loves Me) * Take My Life, and Let It Be Consecrated * Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing * Make Me a Channel of Your Peace * Lord of the Dance * Safe Within Your Arms * Alleluia, Sing to Jesus (Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus) * Marchin' On Up (Marching to Zion) * Battle Hymn of the Republic.

R. Crumb's Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country [With CD Audio]
R. Crumb's Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country [With CD Audio]
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810930862

Anyone who knows R. Crumb's work as an illustrator knows of his passion for music. And all those who collect his work prize the trading card sets he created in the early-to-mid 1980s. Now they are packaged together for the first time in book form, along with an exlcusive 21-track CD of music selected and compiled by Crumb himself.

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
Gospel Classics
Gospel Classics
Paperback      ISBN: 073903104x

Gospel Classics reflects the importance of hymns and gospel songs in the musical fabric of Mark Hayes's life. The skillful arranger has artistically "breathed new life" into the well-known gospel songs included in this collection for advanced pianists. Church musicians and worshippers alike are certain to take great enjoyment in experiencing these fresh new settings and lush harmonies. Titles: He Hideth My Soul * Heavenly Sunlight * How Great Thou Art * I Will Arise and Go to Jesus * I'll Fly Away * In the Garden * The Old Rugged Cross * On Jordan's Stormy Banks * Sweet By and By * There Is a Balm in Gilead * When I Can Read My Title Clear * When the Roll is Called Up Yonder.

Intermediate Blues Keyboard: The Complete Blues Keyboard Method
Intermediate Blues Keyboard
The Complete Blues Keyboard Method
Paperback      ISBN: 0882849409

This book is great for keyboardists who have learned the basics of blues improvisation and composing. Beginning with a review of concepts and skills covered in Beginning Blues Keyboard, this book explores further into topics such as chord extensions, blues techniques, building bass lines, playing in the key, ii-V substitutions and slow blues. Blues forms such as the twelve-bar blues and the eight-bar blues are explored. Packed with sample licks and songs, this book is essential for any keyboardist serious about learning the blues.

Blowing the Blues: Fifty Years Playing the British Blues
Blowing the Blues
Fifty Years Playing the British Blues
      ISBN: 1904555047

Dick Heckstall-Smith describes the revolutionary founding years of British R&B in this entertaining book. Dick's unrelentingly honest account of his musical career also reflects on what it takes to be a full time musician, and grapples with the racism and drug abuse endemic in the music industry.



Includes CD

The B.B. King Reader: Six Decades of Commentary
The B.B. King Reader
Six Decades of Commentary
Paperback      ISBN: 0634099272

B.B. King is a national treasure. For more than five decades, he has been the consummate blues performer. His unique guitar playing, powerful vocals, and repertoire of songs have taken him from tiny Itta Bena, Mississippi, to worldwide renown. In this comprehensive volume, the best articles, interviews and reviews about B.B. King's life and career have been gathered. Learn how he first made his mark as a disc jockey in Memphis hawking "Pepticon" elixir and taking the moniker of the "Beale Street Blues Boy"; trace his early tours and recordings; see him be swept up in the blues revival; and finally, enjoy his fame as the greatest living exponent of the blues style.

Early Downhome Blues: A Musical and Cultural Analysis
Early Downhome Blues
A Musical and Cultural Analysis
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0807844829

Hailed as a classic in music studies when it was first published in 1977, Early Downhome Blues is a detailed look at traditional country blues artists and their work.

Combining musical analysis and cultural history approaches, Titon examines the origins of downhome blues in African American society. He also explores what happened to the art form when the blues were commercially recorded and became part of the larger American culture. From forty-seven musical transcriptions, Titon derives a grammar of early downhome blues melody. His book is enriched with the recollections of blues performers, audience members, and those working in the recording industry.

In a new afterword, Titon reflects on the genesis of this book in the blues revival of the 1960s and the politics of tourism in the current revival under way.

Deep Blues: A Musical and Cultural History of the Mississippi Delta
Deep Blues
A Musical and Cultural History of the Mississippi Delta
Paperback      ISBN: 0140062238

Blues is the cornerstone of American popular music, the bedrock of rock and roll. In this extraordinary musical and social history, Robert Palmer traces the odyssey of the blues from its rural beginnings, to the steamy bars of Chicago's South Side, to international popularity, recognition, and imitation. Palmer tells the story of the blues through the lives of its greatest practitioners: Robert Johnson, who sang of being pursued by the hounds of hell; Muddy Waters, who electrified Delta blues and gave the music its rock beat; Robert Lockwood and Sonny Boy Williamson, who launched the King Biscuit Time radio show and brought blues to the airwaves; and John Lee Hooker, Ike Turner, B. B. King, and many others.

"A lucid . . . entrancing study" -- Greil Marcus

"Palmer has a powerful understanding of the music and an intense involvement in the culture." -- The Nation
You Can Teach Yourself Blues Piano
You Can Teach Yourself Blues Piano
by Rovner
Paperback      ISBN: 0786644036

The exciting sound of the blues, born in America, finds its way into all styles of music heard around the world. These days everyone hears that familiar color in rock, pop, folk, classical, and other jazz styles. This easy-to-follow and complete programmed course teaches you to create your own blue music at the piano. Explanations and examples are given and become even more advanced. This book works more easily for you when you already know a little about reading piano music. Playing the blues teaches you essential music theory in a fun hands-on way, so a piano teacher can include this as a part of regular lessons. All the elements of basic blues are here. This is a guide, a textbook, and a teacher. If you study music and want to know how to play the blues style, this is the book for you The accompanying recording contains 26 of the exercises and examples from the book.