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You Can Teach Yourself Dulcimer
You Can Teach Yourself Dulcimer
Paperback      ISBN: 0871662663
Contemporary Arranger
Contemporary Arranger
Paperback      ISBN: 0882844857

An authoritative, easy-to-understand text covering all aspects of arranging. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance.

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.

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

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

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.
Mel Bay's Deluxe Encyclopedia of Piano Chords
Mel Bay's Deluxe Encyclopedia of Piano Chords
Paperback      ISBN: 0871665794

The Deluxe Encyclopedia of Piano Chords is a thorough analysis of chords and how to use them as applied to the piano keyboard. Virtually every conceivable chord in all inversions is shown in bass and treble clef notation as well as in keyboard graphics.

Suzuki Cello School: Cello Part
Suzuki Cello School
Cello Part
Paperback      ISBN: 0874874793

Teach Cello with the popular Suzuki Cello School. The Suzuki Method(R) of Talent Education is based on Shinichi Suzuki's view that every child is born with ability, and that people are the product of their environment. According to Shinichi Suzuki, a world-renowned violinist and teacher, the greatest joy an adult can know comes from developing a child's potential so he/she can express all that is harmonious and best in human beings. Students are taught using the "mother-tongue" approach. Each series of books for a particular instrument in the Suzuki Method is considered a Suzuki music school, such as the Suzuki Cello School. Suzuki lessons are generally given in a private studio setting with additional group lessons. The student listens to the recordings and works with their Suzuki cello teacher to develop their potential as a musician and as a person.This Suzuki Book is integral for Suzuki cello lessons.

Titles: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Variations (Suzuki) * French Folk Song (Folk Song) * Lightly Row (Folk Song) * Song of the Wind (Folk Song) * Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Folk Song) * O Come, Little Children (Folk Song) * May Song (Folk Song) * Allegro (Suzuki) * Perpetual Motion in D Major (Suzuki) * Perpetual Motion in G Major (Suzuki) * Long, Long Ago (Bayly) * Allegretto (Suzuki) * Andantino (Suzuki) * Rigadoon (Purcell) * Etude (Suzuki) * The Happy Farmer from Album for the Young, Op. 68, No. 10 (Schumann) * Minuet in C, No. 11 in G Major from Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach, BWV 841 (Bach) * Minuet No. 2 from Minuet in G Major, BWV 116 (Bach).

For a complete list of the most recent printings by AMPV number, go to alfred.com/suzuki. This title is available in SmartMusic.

The International editions include an updated title page that designates the book as the International Edition. A Federation Festivals 2020-2024 selection.
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.

Essential Dictionary of Music: Definitions, Composers, Theory, Instrument & Vocal Ranges : The Most Practical and Useful Music Dictionary for Students and Professionals
Essential Dictionary of Music
Definitions, Composers, Theory, Instrument & Vocal Ranges : The Most Practical and Useful Music Dictionary for Students and Professionals
Paperback      ISBN: 0882847287

A useful collection of definitions, composers, and theory. This pocket-sized reference book of over 330 pages includes a broad range of important information, from basic principles of theory and concise biographies of composers to pronunciations of foreign terms and ranges of instruments and voices. This easy-to-use volume covers every major aspect of music.