These arrangements may be used by students in Level 1B or Complete Level 1 of Alfred's Basic Piano Library or in the first or second book of any method. Titles: The Christmas Song * A Holly Jolly Christmas * Do You Hear What I Hear * Frosty the Snowman * I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus * I'll Be Home for Christmas * Jingle Bell Rock * Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer * Shake Me I Rattle * Silver Bells * Suzy Snowflake.
This is an updated edition with a new four-color cover and updated text in various places in the book that mention correlated material. The music and songs are the same. The time-honored First Division Band Method retains the same pedagogically-sound sequence of learning that has taught over 12,000,000 students the fundamentals of learning to play a band instrument.
A complete sourcebook for choral directors of all levels, as well as choral methods classes. Contains 211 warm-ups with information on usage, photos illustrating correct posture and vowel formation, and a well organized index to make finding the right warm-up a snap. Belongs in every choral director's library.
Both the Electric Bass and Electric Bass 2 videos in DVD format. Electric Bass is a complete guide to grooving with a drummer in 15 styles, including funk, samba, reggae, jazz, shuffle, baiao, Latin, and rock. John provides examples in each style and discusses major influences and variations. Includes an extensive discussion/ demonstration of technique (on the four-string bass). (85 min.) In Electric Bass 2, John offers insight into soloing by stressing the importance of ear-training. He takes some of the mystery out of the six-string bass by showing how it is tuned, its amazing range, and by offering many examples of its applications. Includes performances of John's compositions plus a live clip with the Chick Corea Elektric Band.
Billy Sheehan, an acknowledged master of the instrument, shows beginning musicians essential bass building blocks. Includes helpful tips on selecting an instrument, basics for the right and left hands, scales and modes, locking in with the bass drum, introductions to various styles, and more!
Billy Sheehan shares the secrets of his signature techniques, including neck bends, tapping, pinch harmonics, economy of motion and much more! An eye-opening look into the mind of a bass master that's full of useful tips and techniques for any electric bassist.
Anyone with basic keyboard skills can dig in and begin learning blues right away. Learn what it takes to create the distinctive sound of the blues, including basic chords and scales, blues melodies, improvisation, turnarounds, and intros. Other topics include the 12-bar blues form, walking bass and playing in a band. Full of fun tunes to play, Beginning Blues Keyboard provides a step-by-step enjoyable way to learn the blues. 96 pages.
Rhythmic Illusions by Gavin Harrison was created for drum set players who find themselves in a creative rut. The drum book and audio package easily breaks down the mystery behind subdivisions, rhythmic modulation, rhythmic scales, and beat displacement. The author's drum instruction makes the transition from mathematics to musicality understood through his easy and systematic approach.
In Teach Yourself Keyboard Chords, piano chords are clearly described and spelled out, with easy-to-understand fingerings and diagrams that show you how to play the chord immediately.All the chords you needAll styles of popular musicClear descriptions and diagrams
At last, an orchestration book tailor-made for the classroom musician on a budget. Any teacher, student, or professional musician, whether a composer, orchestrator, arranger, performer, or enthusiast, will find the Essential Dictionary of Orchestration a thoroughly comprehensive dictionary full of the most needed information on over 150 instruments.
A useful collection of definitions, composers, and theory. This pocket-sized reference book 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. The Essential Dictionary of Music is an easy-to-use reference covering every major aspect of music. Over 330 pages.
Piano accompaniments for Suzuki Cello School volumes 1-8. The accompaniments for volumes 9 and 10 are included with the cello part.
This book is the perfect resource for all trumpet players. Designed with useful exercises, this book shows the foundation to proper embouchure development.
Learn the basics of recorder while playing the world's most-loved classical melodies. New notes and important concepts such as rhythm, ties and dynamics are gradually introduced, and attractive illustrations make learning fun. With a unique and easy-to-use approach that unites the experience of classical music with that of learning a musical instrument, this book is perfect for anyone new to the recorder as well as those just looking for easy-to-play classical melodies.
Position Pieces for Cello is designed to give students a logical and fun way to learn their way around the fingerboard. Each hand position is introduced with exercises called "Target Practice," "Geography Quiz," and "Names and Numbers." Following these exercises are tuneful cello duets which have been specifically composed to require students to play in that hand position. In this way, students gain a thorough knowledge of how to find the hand positions and, once there, which notes are possible to play. Using these pieces (with names like "I Was a Teenage Monster," "The Irish Tenor," and "I've Got the Blues, Baby"), position study on the cello has never been so much fun!
Mokhtar Samba's powerful drumming can be heard throughout the world on recordings and tours with Salief Keita, Youssou N'Dour, Richard Bona, Joe Zawinul, Graham Haynes, Jean-Luc-Ponty, l'Orchestre National de Jazz (ONJ), and many others. Mokhtar's Moroccan and Senegalese heritage, mixed with the jazz and Afro-fusion atmosphere of Paris, has created one of the most exciting drummers of our time. His drum lessons take students through several rhythms from all over the continent of Africa. Mokhtar breaks each rhythm down into movements or exercises that help students develop the coordination necessary to play the various patterns that offer multiple variations of these rhythms.