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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.

Couperin L'Art De Toucher Le Clavecin/the Art of Playing the Harpsichord
Couperin L'Art De Toucher Le Clavecin/the Art of Playing the Harpsichord
Paperback      ISBN: 0739007602

An important 18th-century instruction book, Couperin's The Art of Playing the Harpsichord contains valuable information on technique, fingering, phrasing, ornamentation and keyboard performance style. Halford's scholarly introduction includes a biographic

Mel Bay's Ukulele Chords
Mel Bay's Ukulele Chords
Paperback      ISBN: 0871668653

A handy photo/diagram chord book which shows, in C tuning, the chords in each key. A special section on moveable chords is also included. The chords are grouped by type, including major, minor, seventh, diminished, augmented, and more.

Mel Bay's Complete Banjo Book
Mel Bay's Complete Banjo Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0871665727
Seven Verdi Librettos
Seven Verdi Librettos
Paperback      ISBN: 0393008525

The listener, to understand the opera fully, should understand the situations, the shades of emotion, the nuances of characterization described in the music. William Weaver's translations of seven of the greatest Verdi operas are designed for maximum fidelity to the immediate word. Eschewing artistic renderings, Mr. Weaver offers, on facing pages, exact translations and the corresponding Italian text. The operas chosen for this edition represent Verdi's major achievements in each of the significant periods of his creative life: the first trio of masterpieces, Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, and La Traviata; Un ballo in maschera and Aida from the middle period; Otello and Falstaff, the great late works. The music student as well as the opera buff will find this volume a very useful guide to Verdi's world.

Jazz: Theory and Practice
Jazz
Theory and Practice
Paperback      ISBN: 0882847236

Jazz Theory and Practice is the most comprehensive introduction to jazz theory ever published, and the revised addition adds even more with new ear-training software and a chapter about triads over foreign bass tones. Rich with examples from the repertoire, this contemporary text gives performers, arrangers and composers practical knowledge of the theoretical foundations of jazz. The revised CD-ROM, compatible with Windows and Mac systems, includes expanded ear-training exercises and tutorials that correspond to topics and examples in the text.

Folk Songs for Schools and Camps
Folk Songs for Schools and Camps
Paperback      ISBN: 1562222341

A deluxe, comprehensive collection of 103 school and camp favorites. Contains patriotic songs, campfire songs, hiking songs, and even fun songs for use on buses. Includes melody line, lyrics, and guitar chords. Seventeen songs are performed on the stereo recordings.

You Can Teach Yourself Harmonica
You Can Teach Yourself Harmonica
Paperback      ISBN: 0871662647
In Search of Wagner
In Search of Wagner
Paperback      ISBN: 0860917967

Analyzes Wagner's music and compositional techniques, discusses his character, and examines the ideological tendencies of his approach to art."

Fun With the Accordion
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