The New Frontier for Drumset is a unique method in that it aims to break you away from always playing previously practiced licks, patterns, and stickings. In doing so, your creativity will be challenged in ways that will broaden your understanding of the instrument. This makes it one of the most comprehensive drum methods available today. With this method, you'll achieve greater freedom in improvising and composing drum parts; improve your musicality, time, feel, dynamics, coordination, and melodic movement around the drumset; and increase your understanding and accurate execution of subdivisions, linear playing, odd-meter playing, and phrasing over the bar line. This book will surely help you become the best drummer you can be.
A variety of moods, color and style are explored in this wonderful collection of supplementary solos by Martha Mier. Each volume contains seven pieces which help the student feel the mood of the music.Chinese Water Lilies Martha Mier (composer)Clogging Dance Martha Mier (composer)Lady Bug Waltz Martha Mier (composer)Little Gray Owl Martha Mier (composer)Rain Dance Martha Mier (composer)Sunflower Boogie Martha Mier (composer)The Jolly Clown Martha Mier (composer)
This collection includes 12 of the most popular and favorite hymns of all time. These beautifully crafted arrangements are fun to play and will be sure to please any audience or congregation. The arrangements are specifically designed for the level 2-3 wind or string player and contain a play-along CD. Titles: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God All Creatures of Our God and King Amazing Grace Be Thou My Vision Great Is Thy Faithfulness His Eye Is on the Sparrow Holy, Holy, Holy (Lord God Almighty) How Great Thou Art It Is Well with My Soul Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus 'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus.Series: Instrumental Solo SeriesInstrumentation: ViolinInstrument: ViolinLevel: Level 2-3Grade level: (2-3) Page count: 76ISBN: 0739071831
A unique beginning band method which is equally effective for individual instruction, classes of like instruments, and mixed ensembles.
The Ear Training Books reinforce each concept presented in the Lesson Books and specifically focus on the training and development of the ear. Rhythmic, melodic and intervallic concepts are drilled throughout each book and each page is designed to be completed using approximately five minutes of the lesson time.
The Second Book of Practical Studies is designed to logically extend the techniques already presented in the First Book and also to introduce and develop new techniques and rhythms that will offer a challenge to the intermediate student. Through the use of slightly more difficult and more extended studies, it is hoped that the material included in this book may more fully develop general musicianship and more feeling for style and interpretation and thus act as a foundation for solo literature.
With fresh and appealing music written for today's students, Performance Book 4 of Alfred Premier Piano Course gradually incorporates triplets and sixteenth notes. Students will play a variety of styles ranging from lyrical ballads, pieces with rhythmic flair, jazz, boogie, and ragtime, to original classics. New concepts include natural and harmonic minor scales (A and E minor), one octave arpeggios and chord inversions. The music, complete with performance tips, carefully supports the new concepts contained in the corresponding Lesson Book 4. Each piece on the CD was recorded at a performance tempo and a slower practice tempo. 32 pages.
These exercises are uniquely presented in one book which may be used by any and all instruments together. The book is divided into three main sections. The warm-up exercises consist of fully harmonized chords for the entire band; the technical exercises are scored in unison and cover fundamental scales, intervals and arpeggios in all keys; the rhythm drill presents 195 fundamental rhythms followed by 40 exercises applying certain rhythms to interval studies. An exceptionally useful, practical and worthwhile book!
Arranged by Frank Erickson / edited by Arthur Best this book is a First Division Band Course for Oboe Solo with piano accompaniment.
The classic British Isles folk song is arranged by Mary K. Sallee for late intermediate piano duet. The inspirational melody in G major is carried primarily by the primo part, while the secondo part plays a guitar-style accompaniment. The piece ends with an ascending whole-step modulation for an uplifting effect.
Compiled from a survey conducted among hundreds of U. S. piano teachers, these 64 well-known melodies were selected as being the most popular. Includes: America American Patrol America, the Beautiful Andante Cantabile Dance of the Hours Espaa Fantasy-Impromptu Theme Fr Elise Give My Regards to Broadway Hava Nagila La Cumparsita Parade of the Tin Soldiers Pomp and Circumstance Tarantella in D Minor Waiting for the Robert E. Lee Yankee Doodle Boy and many more. With larger notation, fingering, pedaling and phrasing, this edition is perfect for "young" pianists of all ages.Contributors: Arr. Allan SmallInstrument: PianoLevel: Early Intermediate / IntermediateGrade level: (4/5) Page count: 112ISBN: 073901465X
The Belwin String Builder is a string class method in which the violin, viola, cello, and bass play together throughout. Each book, however, is a complete unit and may be used separately for class or individual instruction. The material in this book is realistically graded so that only a minimum of explanatory material is required. Each melody is interesting and will provide the basis for a fine left hand technique and bow arm. Available in three levels for violin, viola, cello, bass, piano accompaniment, and teacher's manual.Contributors: Samuel ApplebaumSeries: Belwin Course for StringsInstrumentation: CelloInstrument: CelloPage count: 32ISBN: 0769231330
Classic Festival Solos, Volume II continues to afford the advancing student the opportunity to find performance materials graded from easy to more challenging, including exposure to a variety of musical styles. Many of these works appear on state contest lists. Contains: Andantino (Sor, arr. Dishinger) * Aria (Bach, arr. Fitzgerald) * Chorale Melody, No. 19 (Bach, arr. Smith) * Dedication (Pelz) * The Easy Winners (Joplin, arr. Herriot/Cable) * El Verano (Knipfel/Leonard) * Happy Go Lucky (Smith) * Introduction and Fantasy (Fitzgerald) * La Casa (Knipfel/Leonard) * Road Runner (Smith) * Scarlatti Suite (Scarlatti, arr. Fitzgerald) * Valse "Au Printemps" (Smith).
The Christmas Season brings wonderful traditions and thus creates happy memories. The sharing of traditional Christmas carols is one such tradition. In Christmas Memories, Book 1, Melody Bober shares some of her favorite carols arranged in her signature style with lyrical melodies and lush harmonies. Titles: Angels from the Realms of Glory * Carol of the Bells * Deck the Halls * Jingle Bells * Silent Night * Up on the Housetop * We Three Kings of Orient Are * Theme and Variations on We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
Because a fine orchestra depends on fine players, Solo Time for Strings emphasizes individual accomplishment, progress, and achievement while preparing young students for participation in a school orchestra. The series teaches reading in conjunction with note learning, enabling students to start playing melodies as soon as possible, and is appropriate for class or individual instruction. The solos assist in a progressive technical development from "twinkle, twinkle" in Book 1 to music by Vivaldi in Book 5.
A unique two-volume sight-singing method, with one edition designed for the junior high/middle school and a second edition for upper elementary/middle school treble voices. A full-length cassette provides accompaniments for every exercise. Voice parts are not duplicated, thereby ensuring reading independence. It's fun, exciting, logical and sequential. A great way to teach sight-singing.Contributors: Audrey SnyderInstrument: ChoirPage count: 64ISBN: 0769246524
Well-respected educator and best-selling author Jerry Snyder has put together the most versatile guitar method available. This comprehensive method for classroom or individual study comes in two sections: the first section teaches chords and accompaniment, while the second teaches note reading. This flexible method allows you to start with either section or use both sections simultaneously. The Teacher's Guide helps the instructor develop and organize a guitar class curriculum and provides background on the guitar class, teaching tips, elements of music and how to address the National Standards for Arts Education. The Teacher's Guide also includes 48 pages of reproducible worksheets. The ensemble book offers graded duets, trios and quartets as well as optional parts for bass.Contributors: Jerry SnyderInstrument: GuitarPage count: 96ISBN: 0882849026
The Technic Books provide reading and rhythm drills and exercises perfectly paced with each Lesson Book in "Alfred's Basic Piano Library" to improve musicianship and develop coordination of the hands.Contributors: Willard A. Palmer, Morton Manus, and Amanda Vick LethcoSeries: Alfred's Basic Piano LibraryInstrument: PianoPage count: 48ISBN: 0739013831