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Mel Bay's Fun with the Accordion
Mel Bay's Fun with the Accordion
Paperback      ISBN: 0871664291

A great solo book for the accordion player who is just beginning. In the tradition of the Fun With series, Fun with the Accordion provides a wide range of favorites in both the folk and light classic styles, including polkas, ragtime, bluegrass, and m

Art of Saxophone Playing
Art of Saxophone Playing
Paperback      ISBN: 0874870577

According to Larry Teal, the best method of learning to play the saxophone is to study with a competent teacher. Teal's studies were mostly of instruments other than the saxophone, but as a student at a Chautauqua summer session, he came under the influence of Georges Barr re, the eminent French flutist. He played bass clarinet with the Detroit Symphony, but he continued to be absorbed by the saxophone. As a result of his acquired expertise and growing reputation, he was appointed to a full-time faculty position as a saxophone teacher by the University of Michigan -- the first ever to receive such an appointment from a major university. During his 21-year tenure, he attracted students from all over, thus exerting an ever widening influence on saxophone teaching and performing.

Alfred's Drum Method: Book 1
Alfred's Drum Method
Book 1
Paperback      ISBN: 0882847937

Alfred's Drum Method, Book 1 (of 2) is the ideal teaching tool to help prepare beginning players for all styles of snare drum and percussion performance. This best-selling book contains 80 pages of excellent sequential instruction covering rudimental studies, roll studies, contest solos, and bass drum and cymbal technique, as well as 23 solos suitable for recitals and contests. This title is available in SmartMusic.

Teaching Piano: Synthesis of Mind, Ear and Body
Teaching Piano
Synthesis of Mind, Ear and Body
Paperback      ISBN: 0882845276

Max Camp has developed a system of teaching and performing at the piano formulated to develop all types of piano students. Camp emphasizes the concept of rhythm as pulse and musicality from day one so students already have a sense of the music as a whole

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.

The Art and Science of String Performance
The Art and Science of String Performance
Paperback      ISBN: 0882843524

In this handy reference for string teachers, Dr. Samuel Applebaum addresses the most frequently asked questions, ranging from the very basic to the most advanced. From his conversations with the greatest concert artists of our time, he covers topics such

Theory & Harmony for the Contemporary Musician
Theory & Harmony for the Contemporary Musician
Paperback      ISBN: 0825614996

(Music Sales America). This essential guide is a full course for today's musician. It covers everything from the fundamentals of sound and music notation to popular song forms and chord scales for improvisation.

Mel Bay Presents the Bongo Book
Mel Bay Presents the Bongo Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0786620714

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Accordion Music from Around the World
Accordion Music from Around the World
Paperback      ISBN: 1562225626

This rousing accordion solo collection contains 58 favorites from Europe, South America, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and the Baltic countries. Titles are shown in both their respective native languages and in English.

Music and the Power of Sound: The Influence of Tuning and Interval on Consciousness
Music and the Power of Sound
The Influence of Tuning and Interval on Consciousness
Hardcover      ISBN: 0892813369

Music has always been esteemed for its power to speak directly to our higher consciousness, a power founded in the purity of simple harmonic ratios. In this book, Alain Danielou traces the development of musical scales and tuning from their origins in both China and India, through their merging in ancient Greece, and on to the development of the Western traditions of modal and polyphonic music. Understanding these potent harmonic relationships offers a way for today's musicians to transcend the limitations of overly rationalistic music by drawing on its metaphysical roots.