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Essential Dictionary of Music Notation: Pocket Size Book
Essential Dictionary of Music Notation
Pocket Size Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0882847309

This pocket-sized dictionary presents current and correct notation practices in an easy-to-use format. Generously illustrated and concise, this book is essential to any musician looking for a handy reference for the correct notation of music. A most welco

Sound Check: The Basics of Sound and Sound Systems
Sound Check
The Basics of Sound and Sound Systems
Paperback      ISBN: 079353559x

Sound Check is a simplified guide to what can be a tricky subject: getting good sound. Starting with an easy-to-understand explanation of the principles and physics of sound, Sound Check goes on to cover amplifiers, speaker hookup, matching speakers with amps, sound reinforcement, mixers, monitor systems, grounding, and more. Includes many diagrams, lots of illustrations, and a glossary of audio terms.

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

Kids Make Music: Babies Make Music Too!
Kids Make Music
Babies Make Music Too!
Paperback      ISBN: 0769253954

More than 80 easy-to-follow, innovative lesson plans for babies through primary-age children that capture the magical power and excitement of interactive musical learning. The book includes movement activities, instrument playing, puppets, and more---as well as hundreds of photographs Instructions to the teacher are included for each lesson plan. This nearly 112-page book has a deluxe lie-flat ota-bound cover for easy use---perfect for teachers, parents, and caregivers

You Can Teach Yourself Dulcimer
You Can Teach Yourself Dulcimer
Paperback      ISBN: 0871662663
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.

The Guitar Picker's Fakebook
The Guitar Picker's Fakebook
Paperback      ISBN: 0825602726

(Music Sales America). Compiled, edited and arranged by David Brody, this is the ultimate sourcebook for the traditional guitar player. It contains over 280 jigs, reels, rags, hornpipes and breakdowns from all the major traditional instrumental styles. Also features an extensive recommended discography.

Alfred's Basic Adult All-In-One Course, Bk 1: Lesson * Theory * Technic, Comb Bound Book
Alfred's Basic Adult All-In-One Course, Bk 1
Lesson * Theory * Technic, Comb Bound Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0882848186

Alfred's Basic Adult All-in-One Course is designed for use with a piano instructor for the beginning student looking for a truly complete piano course. It is a greatly expanded version of Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course that will include lesson, theory, and technique in a convenient, all-in-one format. This comprehensive course adds such features as isometric hand exercises, finger strengthening drills, and written assignments that reinforce each lesson's concepts. There is a smooth, logical progression between each lesson, a thorough explanation of chord theory and playing styles, and outstanding extra songs, including folk, classical, and contemporary selections. At the completion of this course, the student will have learned to play some of the most popular music ever written and will have gained a good understanding of basic musical concepts and styles. Titles: Alouette * Alpine Melody * Amazing Grace * Au Claire de la Lune * Aunt Rhody * Auld Lang Syne * Aura Lee * The Bandleader * Beautiful Brown Eyes * Blow the Man Down * Blues for Wynton Marsalis * Brother John * Caf Vienna * The Can-Can * Chasing the Blues Away * Chiapanecas * Cockles and Mussels * The Cuckoo * Day is Done * Dueling Harmonics * The Entertainer * A Friend Like You * Go Down, Moses * Good King Wenceslas * Good Morning to You * Good People * Got Those Blues * Greensleeves * Happy Birthday to You * Harmonica Rock * Harp Song * Here's a Happy Song * He's Got the Whole World in His Hands * I'm Gonna Lay My Burden Down * Jericho * Jingle Bells * Joy to the World * Kum-ba-yah * Largo (Dvorak) * Lavender's Blue * Lightly Row * Little Brown Jug * Liza Jane * London Bridge * Lone Star Waltz * Love Somebody * Lullaby * 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 * Raisins and Almonds * Rock Along * Rockets * Rockin' Intervals * Rock It Away * Sc

Practical Theory Complete: A Self-Instruction Music Theory Course
Practical Theory Complete
A Self-Instruction Music Theory Course
Paperback      ISBN: 0882842250

A combination text and workbook in three volumes. All areas of music theory are covered in a concise and practical manner and each level contains 28 lessons.

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.