Author: Josef Pischna, Willard A. Palmer
Publisher: Alfred Music
These popular 48 Preparatory Exercises were written by Johann Pischna and Bernhard Wolff and serve as preparation for the more difficult Technical Studies. Melodically pleasing with contrapuntal passages, the exercises accentuate maintaining proper fingering, dynamics and tempo, while reinforcing the ability to play in different keys. This new edition corrects old errors, translates all text into English and adds new helpful directions.
In our modern and increasingly digital era audiophiles believe in vinyl more than ever. As a matter of emotion and intellect likewise the vinyl has made a triumphant comeback. Uncovering the medium´s history this book not only takes a look behind the scenes of one of Europe´s biggest pressing plants. It also spotlights the vibrant vinyl feel of carefully selected record stores and reveals the obsession of famous collectors around the globe. And of course it doesn´t lack the much sought-after but rare record players and the iconic packaging and art that send the true vinyl lover into rapture. As a cherry on top this weighty tome is accompanied by a rare collectible vinyl. Be inspired by this visual celebration of an ever-growing subculture digging for the one and only black gold.
Author: Morty Manus, Ron Manus
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method has introduced over 3 million beginners to the joy of playing guitar. This updated and expanded edition features a new layout, making it easier to read and quicker to learn. Now included are blues, country, folk, jazz, and rock music styles, plus more pop songs! Learning to play has never been easier or more fun than with Alfreds Basic Guitar Methodthe first and best choice for todays beginning guitar students. This book combines all of the essential instructional material from Books 1, 2 and 3 of Alfred's Basic Guitar Method and is a complete course. Written in standard notation, it guides guitarists through the basics of playing the guitar using rock, blues, country and folk music. In addition, techniques such as bending, sliding, hammer-on and pull-off are included. CD comes with book.
Author: Seymour Bernstein
Publisher: New York : Seymour Bernstein Music
This unique book presents 'choreography' to pianists as a means of making a physical connection to musical feeling. The author has invented symbols designating finger, wrist and arm movements that will result in physical comfort and a sense of predictability and ease when performing for others.
Author: Carl Humphries, Robin Meloy Goldsby
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Enhanced by an audio CD of selected examples and pieces, a course in playing all major styles of piano covers a history of the instrument and offers progressive instruction in all areas of technique, including posture, fingering, pedalling, scales, and exercises.
Author: Mike Nielsen
Publisher: Alfred Music
This collection of exercises covers a wide variety of rhythmic patterns, as well as different meters. The exercises focus on odd meters, metric modulation, and subdivision. The book concludes with a series of compositions which sum up many of the lessons. The CD contains recordings of the exercises.
Author: Virginia Andrews
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Three girls from different worlds with one thing in common: they were born to be wild. Robin: With a mother who's more absorbed in her singing career than in her own daughter, Robin is left to her own devices when the two move to Nashville, Tennessee. That's where her mother hopes to strike gold - and where Robin finds nothing but trouble. Teal: This rich girl will do anything to get her parents' attention - even break the law. But after she takes things too far for the guy she adores, Teal loses her parents' trust completely - and is treated like a prisoner in her own home. Now there may be only one way out. Phoebe: She's the girl from the wrong side of the tracks, trying to make it in a fast new crowd. She moved in with her aunt to make a fresh start. But now her biggest mistake may be to trust a charming rich boy who could ruin her life - and destroy her reputation forever.
Author: Paul Westwood
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
"The English bassist Paul Westwood is one of the most in demand bass players of our time. His Bass Bible is the ultimate method book for every bass player. It contains a fascinating journey through the world of techniques, styles, grooves, and their evolution, using more than 1000 musical examples in all! This book is designed like a dictionary of musical phrases, which can be opened at the point that interests you. Learning a whole series of musical phrases, riffs, rhythms and patterns provides the basic language for performing within a group. Each section of the book captures the essence of a particular style, providing a springboard from which to start improvising. In notation and tablature for 4-string bass."
Author: Ian Holloway
Ollie - The Autobiography of Ian Holloway, the critically acclaimed best-selling account of one of football's best-loved managers.
Author: Peter Ustinov
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
From the late and great Peter Ustinov comes a story full of wit, satire and insight.An increasingly decrepit God and a merely ill-tempered Satan are reconciled and attempt a mission to Earth, where their misadventures point up the comedy and tragedy of modern life, as they travel to a variety of countries in the guise of the Old Man (God) and Mr. Smith (Satan), with the FBI and Interpol in hot pursuit.
Author: Willard A. Palmer, Thomas Palmer, Morton Manus
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
You can now teach yourself to play the piano, even though you have never taken a lesson. Teach yourself to play the piano and progress at your own pace! Covers the basic fundamentals of piano playing in a concise and logical fashion. Its appealing music will encourage you to play every day. Features: Rhythms made simple; How to form the most important chords; Finger aerobics help to make playing easier; Techniques of playing with feeling and expression; Step-by-step approach to learning the entire keyboard; Letter-notes provide and easy introduction to reading music. The Enhanced CD for this book contains great audio accompaniments you can play on your stereo and doubles as an interactive and fun multimedia learning tool that works on any Windows-compatible PC. The song player shows you exactly how each song should be played, lets you customize the audio levels, adjust playback tempo, and even record your own performance! CD-ROM is for Windows & Macintosh.