In The Musician's Way, veteran performer and educator Gerald Klickstein combines the latest research with his 30 years of professional experience to provide aspiring musicians with a roadmap to artistic excellence. Part I, Artful Practice, describes strategies to interpret and memorize compositions, fuel motivation, collaborate, and more. Part II, Fearless Performance, lifts the lid on the hidden causes of nervousness and shows how musicians can become confident performers. Part III, Lifelong Creativity, surveys tactics to prevent music-related injuries and equips musicians to tap their own innate creativity. Written in a conversational style, The Musician's Way presents an inclusive system for all instrumentalists and vocalists to advance their musical abilities and succeed as performing artists.
Berklee Music Theory
Author: Paul Schmeling
Publisher: Berklee Press
(Berklee Methods). The second in a two-volume series based on over 40 years of music theory instruction at Berklee College of Music. This volume focuses on harmony, including triads, seventh chords, inversions, and voice leading for jazz, blues and popular music styles. You'll develop the tools needed to write melodies and create effective harmonic accompaniments from a lead sheet. This edition includes an answer key for all exercises and lessons to check your progress.
50 Tunes Volume 1 for Mandolin is one book in a 5-book series. The 50 Tunes series is a collection of Bluegrass, Old Time and Celtic tunes for ensembles, families and individuals. This book contains the same 50 tunes as those found in the other 4 books of the series, but carefully designed for the mandolin. The melodies in this book range from simple to advanced. Many tunes contain a harmony part to match the melody. 50 Tunes Volume 1 for Mandolin is designed for flatpicking on the mandolin. Flatpicking is a style, prevalent in Celtic and Bluegrass music which features fast soloing with a single, flat pick. All parts are written in mandolin tablature and standard notation. Companion CDs included. Tunes recorded by full band, not all instruments featured in every song.
Essential Elements for Strings
Author: Michael Allen, Robert Gillespie, Pamela Tellejohn Hayes
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Orchestra Classroom Methods - All Levels
Written as a companion to the wildly popular fiddle book, this method opens up the world of fiddling to the beginning/intermediate cellist. Finally fiddlers, violists and cellists can jam together! Unlike many books for violas and cellos which simply transpose the tunes, the authors went to considerable effort arranging the tunes to be both playable and true to the original melody and key. Variations to the tunes are included illustrating how they can serve as a basis for improvisation. Ensemble skills are taught with chords and lyrics, basic music theory, and demonstrations of such skills as backup and lead playing in this playfully- illustrated book. A high quality, multi-instrumental CD for listening and play-along captures the excitement of the music. Like its fiddle counterpart, this method is destined to be a classic.
Suzuki Violin School
Author: Shinichi Suzuki, William Preucil
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Teach violin with the popular Suzuki Violin School. Revised edition features: New engravings in a 9" x 12" format New editing of pieces, including bowings and fingerings 16 additional pages Additional exercises, some from Dr. Suzuki, plus additional insight and suggestions for teachers Glossary of terms in English, French, German and Spanish Musical notation guide Fingerboard position. Titles: Study Points * Tonalization * Vibrato Exercises * Gavotte (P. Martini) * Minuet (J. S. Bach) * Gavotte in G Minor (J. S. Bach) * Humoresque (A. Dvor?k) * Gavotte (J. Becker) * Gavotte in D Major (J. S. Bach) * Bourr?e (J. S. Bach) This title is available in SmartMusic.
(EMB). Very easy/easy level.
Author: Melvin Stecher, Norman Horowitz, Claire Gordon, Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation, R. Fred Kern, E. L. Lancaster
Publisher: G Schirmer Incorporated
Especially written for the college music major with a primary instrument other than piano or the college piano major who wants to develop functional skills at the keyboard. Best in a second year college class, covering at least 2 semesters.
A fun and enjoyable way to learn the guitar for the younger student. Each page contains beautiful illustrations for the child to color in as they progress through the book. Uses very easy arrangements of favorite children's songs. Introduces five notes on each hand using the white keys only. Comes with CD & DVD.
This new, user-friendly course means you can take up the piano at any age! Whether you're learning from scratch, or starting again, these three books will guide you gently into the pleasure of piano playing. You learn as you play. The course is based on familiar favorites from the classical repertoire, themes from opera and ballet, folksongs and blues, music by contemporary classical composers, and original pieces by Carol Barratt herself. The books include fascinating items of musical history and biography, an easy-to-follow introduction to the theory of music, and suggested listening to enhance your musical appreciation.
Titles: * Sonata in G Major, Largo, Allegro, Largo, Presto (B. Marcello / Preucil) * Country Dance (C.M. von Weber) * Practice Suggestions (D. Preucil) * Nina (G.B. Pergolesi) * Spinning Wheel (N. Rubinstein) * Gigue (F.M. Veracini) * Exercises for Shaping the Left Hand (S. Suzuki) * Suite I in G Major, Prelude, Courante, Gigue (J.S. Bach) * Moto Perpetuo (C. Bohm) * Four French Dances, I. L'Agreable, II. La Provencale, III. La Matelotte, IV. La Basque (M. Marais) * Tonalization-C Major and Minor Scales and Arpeggios (D. Preucil) * Shifting Studies (D. Preucil) * Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 12 I. Allegro Risoluto (F. Seitz)
Author: Shinʼichi Suzuki
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Titles: The Swan from Carnival of the Animals (C. Saint-Sa?ns) * Allegro from Concerto in D Major, Op. 3, No. 9 (A. Vivaldi) * Tarantella Op. 23 (W. H. Squire) * Rondo from Concerto No. 2 in D Major (J. B. Breval) * Allegro from Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos, RV 531 (A. Vivaldi). This title is available in SmartMusic.
A level one introduction to the study of piano playing for adults. An explanation of terminology, advice on technique plus sheet music for some beginning performances.