John Denver was one of the most beloved entertainers of his era. His tender songs about relationships struck a chord with his fans, and his passion for the environment was evident long before it was fashionable. This book features 27 of Denver's classic songs, arranged for piano/vocal/guitar. Titles: Annie's Song * Back Home Again * Calypso * Farewell Andromeda (Welcome to My Morning) * Fly Away * Follow Me * For Baby (For Bobbie) * Grandma's Feather Bed * I'm Sorry * Leaving on a Jet Plane * Let Us Begin (What Are We Making Weapons For?) * Like a Sad Song * My Sweet Lady * Perhaps Love * Poems, Prayers, and Promises * Rhymes and Reasons * Rocky Mountain High * Some Days Are Diamonds (Some Days Are Stone) * Sunshine on My Shoulders * Sweet Surrender * Take Me Home, Country Roads * Thank God I'm a Country Boy * That's the Way It's Gonna Be * Whose Garden Was This? * Wild Montana Skies * Windsong * Yellowstone (Coming Home).
Acoustic Guitar Basics
Author: Keith Wyatt
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
This book & CD package is designed to help aspiring musicians take the first step toward experiencing the fun of playing music, and is packed full of tips, lessons, and practical knowledge. Topics include guitar basics, chords and strumming techniques, music notation and tablature, the blues progression, fingerpicking, and using the capo.
Author: Hal Leonard Corp.
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Big Note Songbook). Big-note arrangement of a baker's dozen songs from the wildly popular TV show: Alone * And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going * Bad Romance * Beautiful * Defying Gravity * Don't Stop Believin' * Hello * I Dreamed a Dream * Imagine * Like a Prayer * To Sir, With Love * True Colors * You Keep Me Hangin' On.
White Line Fever
Author: Lemmy Kilmister
Publisher: Citadel Press
One of music's most notorious frontmen leads a headbanging, voyeuristic odyssey into sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll that rivals Motley Crue's The Dirt and Aerosmith's Walk This Way. He made Keith Richards look like a choirboy and Mick Jagger look like a nun. And as the head of the legendary band Motorhead, he ploughed his way through so many drugs, so many women, and so much alcohol, that he gave a whole new meaning to the term Debauchery. And he changed the face of music, conquering the rock world with such songs as "Ace of Spades," "Bomber," and "Overkill" and inventing a whole new form of music--speed metal. At the age of 57, Lemmy Kilmister remains a rock icon, both for his monumental talent and his hedonistic lifestyle. In White Line Fever, he recounts his incredible, pleasure-filled, and death-defying journey through music history. Born on Christmas Eve, 1945, in Wales, to a vicar and a librarian, Ian Fraser Kilmister learned early, he as he forthrightly puts it, "what an incredible pussy magnet guitars were." A teenager at the birth of rock 'n' roll, Lemmy idolized Elvis and Buddy Holly and soon joined a band of his own. He would eventually head to London, where he became a roadie for Jimi Hendrix, played in Opal Butterfly, and joined space rockers Hawkwind's lineup in 1971. Four years later, speedfreak Lemmy was fired from the band for doing the wrong drugs. Vowing to form the "dirtiest rock 'n' roll band in the world," he formed Motorhead, arguably the heaviest and loudest heavy metal band to ever take the stage. During their twenty-seven-year history, Motorhead would go on to release twenty-one albums, including the #1 record No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith and would earn a Grammynomination. Lemmy would also cheat death on more than one occasion, most notoriously in 1980, when his doctor told him, "I cannot give you a blood transfusion because normal blood will kill you...and your blood would kill another human being, because you're so toxic." But through more than two decades of notorious excess, Lemmy has lived to tell the warts-and-all tale of a life lived over the edge. White Line Fever, a tour of overindulgence, metal, and the search for musical integrity, offers a sometimes hilarious, often outrageous, and always unbridled ride with the leader of the loudest rock band in the world.
Explains how to create songs to be played on guitar, including advice on such basics of songwriting as structure, rhythm, melody, and lyrics.
Music Theory For Dummies
Author: Michael Pilhofer, Holly Day
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Get more out of music with this essential guide Music Theory For Dummies makes music theory easy to understand, with a friendly, unintimidating overview of everything you need to know to become fluent at knocking out beats, reading musical scores, and learning to anticipate where a song should go—whether you're reading someone else's music or writing your own. Whether you're a music student or a music lover, you'll learn to read, write, and understand music with this informative guide. With expert instruction, you'll put it all together as you compose, arrange, and create original melodies, harmonies, and chords of your own, with helpful tips for performing your pieces in front of an audience. This new third edition presents the most current teaching techniques, the newest music genres and examples, and updated information on all aspects of understanding, creating, and performing music. Studies have shown that music training improves children's' verbal and spatial abilities, and it's been associated with cognitive and mathematical benefits in adults. The music job market is expected to increase over the coming years, and music theory is becoming an increasingly common part of education at all levels. Music Theory For Dummies provides the instruction you need to get more out of music than you ever thought possible. Master major and minor scales, intervals, pitches, and clefs Understand basic notation, time signals, tempo, dynamics, and navigation Employ melodies, chords, progressions, and phrases to form music Compose harmonies and accompanying melodies for voice and instruments Whether you intend to pursue a degree or career in music, or just enjoy listening to it, understanding the theory behind it gives you a whole new appreciation for the artistry and craftsmanship behind the pieces that give you goose bumps. It's a mix of technical skill, inborn talent, and plenty of practice – and now you can try your hand at it, with Music Theory For Dummies.
Flamenco Guitar Method
Author: Gerhard Graf-Martinez
Publisher: Schott & Company Limited
(Schott). Gerhard Graf-Martinez is a passionate flamenco guitarist and teacher. The wealth of his knowledge is captured in this two-volume work, which also reflects valuable experience gained from his activities as a tutor at national and international seminars and workshops. This is an excellent self-study course that includes many photographs, some to illustrate techniques, others of guitars, guitarists, etc. Self-contained chapters cover all basic techniques plus compas, palmas, nail care, and an overview of current guitarists, guitar makers, construction and sound of Flamenco guitars, etc. Volume 2 includes info on: Posture * The Sound of the Flamenco Guitar * Gingerlabelling * Rasgueo * One-Finger-Rasgueo * 3-Finger-Rasgueo * 4-Finger-Rasgueo * Continuing Rasgueo * Pulgar * Pulgar and ima-Downstroke * Pulgar and Rasgueo * Remate * Pulgar-Downstroke * Ayudado * Golpe * Golpeador * i- and p-Downstroke with Golpe * m-Golpe with Downstroke * The Rumba-Stroke * Tresillos * a-m-i-p-Rasgueo * Guitarra Flamenca * Guitarreros * Guitarreros actual * La Cejilla * Guitarristas actual * Unas * Palmas * Compas * Modo Dorico * Glossary, and more. Please note: The CD included with volume 1 (HL49008401) contains all the pieces and musical examples for volumes 1 and 2.
The Rolling Stones 50
Author: The Rolling Stones,, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood
On Thursday 12 July 1962 the Rolling Stones went on stage at the Marquee Club in London's Oxford Street. In the intervening fifty years the Stones have performed live in front of more people than any band... ever. They've played the smallest blues clubs and some of the biggest stadium tours of all time. They've had No.1 singles and albums in every country that has a popular music chart and have helped define global popular culture. A phenomenal half-century later, they now look back at their astounding career. Curated, introduced and narrated by the band themselves, The Rolling Stones 50 is the only officially authorized book to celebrate this milestone. With privileged access to a wealth of unseen and rare material, it is packed with superb reportage photography, contact sheets, negative strips, outtakes and so much more, from every period in the band's history. With more than 1,000 illustrations, it also features some of the most rare and interesting Stones memorabilia in existence: international posters, draft record cover art, bubblegum cards, jigsaws and other previously unpublished treasures specially photographed for this volume. Additional contributions by photography legends Gered Mankowitz, Jean-Marie PÉrier, Dezo Hoffmann, Michael Cooper, Terry O'Neill, Bent Rej, Philip Townsend and many others make this the definitive book to celebrate fifty years of the Rolling Stones. From Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie -- here is one spectacular thank you to their fans all over the world. With over 1,000 illustrations in colour and black and white. Featuring photography from the Daily Mirror's Mirrorpix archive.
Depeche Mode: Monument illustrates the amazing success story that began in 1981 and is still going strong after 100 million album sales. This book contains: information on all of the band's releases from 1981 to 2017; over a thousand images, including never-before-seen photos, concert posters, and album artwork; a special look at fan culture; interviews with stage managers, friends, producers, tour companions, radio hosts, and fans; and so much more. The affection that Depeche Mode command year after year from their ever-growing fan base is incredible. No other band possesses such a vital, self-organized fan culture. Along with an unprecedented collection of artifacts presented together for the first time, this volume offers extensive information, background facts, and anecdotes that will cater to both newcomers and die-hard Depeche Mode fans alike.
13 piano pieces for six hands for young beginners. Especially appropraite for music instruction.
"Children and young musicians today are interested in playing the popular music that surrounds them daily on their own instrument. As the offerings of original compositions for violin and piano in this genre are few and far between and the legitimate demand for such pieces is so high, these three new compositions for advanced violin students have been created. Regardless of where these pieces have been performed, the attractive, ""different"" sound has been well received and sparked interest among students, teachers and professors alike. The musical and technical demands created by a successful synthesis of the broad spectrum of traditional violin compositional techniques and modern pop music stylings contribute greatly to the special appeal of these pieces. In these pieces, the student benefits from the combination of various modern music styles and traditional playing technique. These compositions represent a colorful addition to the educational and concert literature library for violin."
An English translation with commentary of an important first treatise on singing by Agricola.
Publisher: Chartwell Books
Electric Guitars: The Illustrated Encyclopedia is a tour through pop-music’s most celebrated musical instrument. Covering several decades of iconic pieces, this guide describes electric guitars produced by every significant manufacturer from Alembic to Zemaitis. Alongside every model is detailed information and a host of action pictures of key players, from Chet Atkins to Joey Z. 1,200 photographs really bring each guitar to life. With 800 classic, rare and unusual instruments from all major manufacturers in studio-quality photographs, plus illustrations of key players, original ads, and memorabilia, it’s easy to get lost within these pages. Comprehensive and informative text with a unique A-to-Z guitar directory covers makers’ histories, great guitarists, and musical trends. This is the definitive guide to the electric guitar, written and researched by the world’s leading authorities on the instrument that has shaped over 50 years of popular music. In words and pictures, detailed descriptions of just why the electric guitar is the most exciting icon of modern pop music.
Alto Saxophone Basics
Author: Chris Stieve-Dawe
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
In Alto Saxophone Basics you will learn eight songs in various keys and styles. Starting from the very basics of putting the saxophone together and learning the embouchure, you will then be guided through the proper way to find and play each note. The included Play-Along-CD will allow you to have a great deal of fun and enable you to perhaps give a small concert at home for friends and family. This book concerns itself with the alto saxophone only, but once you have mastered one of them you will be able to convert to all of the instruments in the saxophone family as they all use the fingerings and technique.