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You Can Teach Yourself Guitar
You Can Teach Yourself Guitar
Paperback      ISBN: 0871662620

This is a very popular guitar method. Its success lies in the fact that it is extremely easy to understand and very flexible. It moves at a slow, steady pace and enables you to play chord accompaniments in 7 primary guitar keys In addition, you will learn to strum blues chords and you will also begin to play fingerstyle backgrounds. A play-along CD is available to supplement this book, and the course is also taught on a video.

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.

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.

Essential Songwriter's Rhyming Dictionary: Pocket Size Book
Essential Songwriter's Rhyming Dictionary
Pocket Size Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0882847295

Acclaimed by the New York Times as "part muse, part quick reference," this pocket-sized dictionary is an easy-to-use tool geared specifically toward the contemporary songwriter. A concise collection of the most-often used words in popular music, the simpl

Teaching Piano: A Comprehensive Guide and Reference Book for the Instructor
Teaching Piano
A Comprehensive Guide and Reference Book for the Instructor
Paperback      ISBN: 0825680395

An essential handbook for the piano instructor. Covers theoretical, practical, and technical matters, as well as piano performance and basic keyboard skills for the young or adult beginner. Contains charts, glossaries, and bibliographies.

Mel Bay's Complete Banjo Book
Mel Bay's Complete Banjo Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0871665727
Shinichi Suzuki: The Man and His Philosophy
Shinichi Suzuki
The Man and His Philosophy
Paperback      ISBN: 0874875897

Shinichi Suzuki has been described as a humanitarian as well as an educator and musician. As a young man, he observed that children absorbed their spoken language based on their environment. This led him to adapt his teaching of music to the same method, that which is called the "Mother Tongue Approach." Through listening to the sound of music, very young children soon imitate the tones they hear. Suzuki believes that talent is not inherited, but is a product of environment, and that every child can perform music just as he or she has learned to speak, if the proper teaching approach is used. Revised in 1995, The Man and His Philosophy contains many new photos, some of them depicting the many "firsts" in the Suzuki world, such as Dr. Suzuki with his first students, plus many more. This is a complete history of the Suzuki movement, in words and pictures, from its beginnings to the present day.

You Can Teach Yourself Dulcimer
You Can Teach Yourself Dulcimer
Paperback      ISBN: 0871662663
Conducting -- A Hands-On Approach [With CD]
Conducting -- A Hands-On Approach [With CD]
Paperback      ISBN: 1576234533

This comprehensive text by Anthony Maiello on the art of conducting is designed to be hands on, user friendly, playable by any instrumentation, a step-by-step approach to baton technique, great for use with a wind, string or voice conducting class, and ex

The Marriage of Figaro
The Marriage of Figaro
Paperback      ISBN: 0486237516
Mozart's beloved comic romp, reprinted from a late (C. F. Peters, 1941) but beautifully engraved and highly regarded edition, which preserves Mozart's autograph manuscript and early translations of the libretto and includes passages that are often cut in other editions.