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Instrument Repair for the Music Teacher
Instrument Repair for the Music Teacher
Paperback      ISBN: 0882840754
Hawaiian Uke Songbook
Hawaiian Uke Songbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0871668424

A superb collection of 53 Hawaiian favorites arranged for uke solo. It includes instruction on chords, vamping, reading tablature and notation, note location on the fingerboard, scales and scale exercises, and rhythm, plus special uke techniques.

Fingerpicking Styles for Guitar
Fingerpicking Styles for Guitar
Paperback      ISBN: 0825600057

Step-by-step instruction in American guitar picking, from simple patterns through the more complicated styles of noted folk and blues guitarists like Etta Baker, Sam McGee, Pete Seeger, Merle Travis, Dave Van Ronk, and many others.

La Traviata in Full Score
La Traviata in Full Score
Paperback      ISBN: 0486263215

One of Verdi's most popular opera, La Traviata is based on La Dame aux Cam lias ("Camille"), the novel and play by Alexandre Dumas, fils that enthralled Parisian audiences of the 1850s with a stirring portrayal of a beautiful courtesan redeemed by love. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi transformed the Dumas story of a passionate, ultimately poignant love affair within the intoxicating demimonde of Paris in the mid-1800s to an exciting, deeply moving musical drama.
La Traviata fortunately survived its dismal first production in Venice in 1853 to become a worldwide favorite, treasured by musical artists and audiences alike for the lyric beauty of its arias and ensembles, and for the dramatic force and finesse of its orchestral scoring. This full-score edition, designed to provide a lifetime of study and enjoyment, is reproduced from the authoritative edition prepared for G. Ricordi of Milan. It will afford opera lovers a rare opportunity to study intimately Verdi's genius for operatic composition in the early years of its greatest flowering.

Studying Suzuki Piano -- More Than Music: A Handbook for Teachers, Parents, and Students
Studying Suzuki Piano -- More Than Music
A Handbook for Teachers, Parents, and Students
Paperback      ISBN: 0874875862

A comprehensive coverage of what the Suzuki approach embodies, this book should be considered a requirement in the home of every piano teacher and student. Eight of the 14 chapters lay the foundation for understanding Suzuki's "Mother Tongue Approach," its procedures, and its benefits. The authors have given their ideas of what it takes to be a Suzuki teacher, how to structure an effective lesson, what to cover in those first lessons, and how to do it. Using more than 400 musical examples, the teaching points and the interpretation of the seven volumes of music are presented. In addition, some alternate fingerings are suggested and places where the Suzuki edition departs from the original edition are noted.

Sounds and Scores: A Practical Guide to Professional Orchestration
Sounds and Scores
A Practical Guide to Professional Orchestration
Paperback      ISBN: 0898986672

A practical guide to professional orchestration featuring recorded musical examples performed by Henry Mancini. Included in the book are sections on the woodwinds, brass, the rhythm section, and the string section. A recording is included to follow along with the printed scores.

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.

You Can Teach Yourself Harmonica
You Can Teach Yourself Harmonica
Paperback      ISBN: 0871662647
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?

Classical Guitar 2000: Technique for the Contemporary Serious Player
Classical Guitar 2000
Technique for the Contemporary Serious Player
Paperback      ISBN: 0874876818

A companion volume to The Art of Classical Guitar Playing. This book provides serious students of the classical guitar with enough exercise material to progress to the highest levels of competence.