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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

Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course: Lesson Book, Level One/2236
Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course
Lesson Book, Level One/2236
Paperback      ISBN: 0882846167

A beginning course for adults who prefer a chord approach. It teaches chords for both hands so that the student can play more than single note melodies. This course is most effective when used under the direction of a piano teacher or experienced musician. Titles: Alouette * Alpine Melody * Amazing Grace * At Last * Au Claire de la Lune * Aura Lee * The Ballad of Gilligan's Island * Beautiful Brown Eyes * Blow the Man Down * Brother John * Caf Vienna * The Can-Can * Chiapanecas * Cockles and Mussels * The Cuckoo * The Donkey * The Entertainer * A Friend Like You * The Gift to Be Simple * Go Down, Moses * Good King Wenceslas * Good Morning to You * Got Those Blues * Greensleeves * Happy Birthday to You * Harp Song * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * Here's a Happy Song * He's Got the Whole World in His Hands * Jericho * Jingle Bells * Joy to the World * Kum-ba-yah * Largo (Dvorak) * Laura * Lavender's Blue * Little Brown Jug * London Bridge * Lone Star Waltz * Love Somebody * The Marine's Hymn * Mary Ann * Merrily We Roll Along * Mexican Hat Dance * Michael, Row the Boat Ashore * Money Can't Buy Everything * My Fifth * Ode to Joy * On Top of Old Smoky * O Sole Mio * Over the Rainbow * Raisins and Almonds * Rockets * Rockin' Intervals * Rock It Away * Scarborough Fair * Singin' in the Rain * Standing in the Need of Prayer * Tisket, a Tasket * Waltz Time * What Can I Share * When the Saints Go Marching In * Why Am I Blue?

Los Cinco Tibetanos: Cinco Ejercicios Dinámicos Para Lograr Buena Salud, Energía, Y Poder Personal
Los Cinco Tibetanos
Cinco Ejercicios Dinámicos Para Lograr Buena Salud, Energía, Y Poder Personal
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 0892814667

Los Cinco Tibetanos son un sistema de yoga con ejercicios altamente energizantes y a la vez muy sencillos, cuyo origen se remonta a la cultura del Himalaya. Tambi n se les conoce como los Cinco Ritos de Rejuvenecimiento; llegaron a Occidente a principios de nuestro siglo por medio de un oficial retirado de la armada brit nica, quien los aprend o en una lamaser a tibetana. Desde 1978 Christopher S. Kilham ha ense ado estos ejercicios a miles de personas que buscan un modo de vida m s sano.

Los Cinco Tibetanos requieren un m nimo de tiempo y esfuerzo al d a, pero no pueden aumentar dr sticamente la fuerza y flexibilidad f sica, al igual que la agudeza mental. Aun los principiantes del yoga experimentar n el efecto de liberaci n sobre el poder energ tico innato del cuerpo y la mente humana que ejercen los Cinco Tibetanos. La pr ctica regular de estos ejercicios libera la tensi n muscular y nerviosa, mejora la respiraci n y la digesti n, beneficia el sistema cardiovasuclar y llevan a una relajaci n profunda y bienestar. Los Cinco Tibetanos pueden ser un veh culo poderoso, no solamente a fin de avivar los sentidos sino para generar una ereg a vital en orden a la autotransformaci n.
To Learn With Love: A Companion for Suzuki Parents
To Learn With Love
A Companion for Suzuki Parents
Paperback      ISBN: 0874876060

Practice, motivation, learning, nutrition, competition, and family lifestyles are a few of the topics discussed by these experienced teachers, performers, and parents. To Learn with Love is treasured as a handbook by many Suzuki parents

Violin Playing as I Teach It
Violin Playing as I Teach It
Paperback      ISBN: 0486239179

Leopold Auer (1845-1930) belonged to that select company of violin virtuosos who not only established the level of artistic excellence for the nineteenth century, but also trained many of the violinists who surpassed that level in the twentieth. Mischa Elman, Jascha Heifetz, and Efrem Zimbalist (Sr.) were among Auer's students. Himself a pupil of the great Joseph Joachim, Auer will always be regarded as one of the most important violin pedagogues in history.
This exemplary collection of principles and guidelines was set down by the master after a lifetime of playing and teaching. Auer taught by example, and he directs violin teachers to inculcate the intricacies of execution by means of the violin itself, not simply by verbal instruction. He then devotes the rest of his advice to the violin pupil: how to hold the violin and bow, how to practice, and how to approach such matters of technique as tone production, vibrato, bowing methods including the legato, left-handed technique, double stops, trills, pizzicato, harmonics, and phrasing. In the concluding chapters Auer takes up the more general topics of style, stage fright, changes in the violin repertory, and, of great historical interest, his practical repertory hints ― what he gave his own students to play. Many of the book's chapters are illuminated by biographical details and anecdotes about famous musicians whom Auer knew: Davidov, Wieniawski, Seidel, Wilhemj, Sarasate, and von Bulow.
Receiving poor direction at an early age is disastrous for a violinist. As Auer says, There is no instrument whose absolute mastery at a later period presupposes such meticulous care and exactitude in the initial stages of study as does the violin. With this book every beginning violin student will have the benefit of the finest guidance.

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.

The Drum Book
The Drum Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0879304766

The Drum Book reveals the untold story of the rock drum kit, from the moment that Ringo Starr began thrashing his Ludwig kit in the 1960s to the wonderfully diverse scene of today. This completely revised second edition includes an updated story, many extra photographs, and an expanded directory section that covers every major maker and many smaller ones, from Ajax to Zickos. The book absorbs and explains every twist and turn of the music and the drummers who inspired change and invention from the manufacturers, and is full of great color pictures of the kits played by Charlie Watts, John Bonham, Keith Moon and many more.

You Can Teach Yourself Mandolin
You Can Teach Yourself Mandolin
Paperback      ISBN: 1562224476

You Can Teach Yourself Mandolin is written as a teach-yourself text with play-along examples and tunes on the companion recording. In the author's words, It is aimed at helping you get started immediately on your way to mandolinhood by giving you the basics of the mandolin and mandolin playing. With this informal, often humorous text, Dix Bruce will guide you step-by-step through the basics of learning this versatile instrument. Learn all about accompanying yourself and others, common chords, and useful strums, reading simple melodies, playing a colorful assortment of mandolin folk songs, and more. All musical examples and

Strictly Strings: A Comprehensive String Method Book 1 : Viola
Strictly Strings
A Comprehensive String Method Book 1 : Viola
Paperback      ISBN: 0882845314

An easy-to-teach, straight forward string method from three renowned pedagogues. A unique letter-note style of music notation is utilized which ensures a smooth transition from rote to note reading. Students are quickly introduced to ensemble playing and

I Can Read Music, Vol 1: A Note Reading Book for Cello Students
I Can Read Music, Vol 1
A Note Reading Book for Cello Students
Paperback      ISBN: 0874874416

These easy-to-read, progressive exercises by Joanne Martin develop a student's reading skills one stage at a time, with many repetitions at each stage. I Can Read Music is designed as a first note-reading book for students of string instruments who have learned to play using an aural approach such as the Suzuki Method(R), or for traditionally taught students who need extra note reading practice. Its presentation of new ideas is clear enough that it can be used daily at home by quite young children and their parents, with the teacher checking progress every week or two.