Exploring Jazz Violin
Author: Chris Haigh
Publisher: Schott & Company Limited
(String). Jazz is one of the biggest challenges a violinist can face, with the thought of improvisation likely to strike fear into the heart of even the best classical player. This book demystifies the process, taking you step by step through everything you need to know about playing jazz violin. The work of players such as Stephane Grappelli, Joe Venuti, Stuff Smith and Jean-Luc Ponty is examined in detail, and styles including gypsy jazz, belop, modal and fusion are explored. Topics covered include: analyzing a chord sequence * bowing * chord symbols * double stopping * harmonics * how to construct your own solo * how to swing * pentatonic, bebop and blues scales * vibrato * and more. An accompanying CD with 65 tracks for listening or play-along is also included.
Best of Piano Classics
Author: Hans-Günter Heumann
Publisher: Schott Music
Selected for pupils in their first years of piano lessons, this volume contains 50 of the most beautiful original compositions for piano from the days of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) to the days of Alexander Grechaninov, providing playing material from the baroque period to the early 20th century. Apart from numerous individual pieces, it also contains easy sonatas and sonatinas by Haydn, Clementi, Mozart, and Beethoven. Complete with fingerings, tempo suggestions and notes on the execution of ornaments, this collection with its modern and reader-friendly layout is ideal for lessons and for playing at home.
Author: Robert Pace
Publisher: Lee Roberts Publications
(Pace Piano Education). Kinder-Keyboard helps young children (ages 5-6) develop elementary keyboard skills by singing, creating, listening, and writing as they explore melody, harmony, and rhythm. Graphics facilitate the development of reading skills and a variety of activities peak the interest of every student.
A new addition to the successful Michael Aaron Piano Course lesson books. These new Performance books are centered around Michael Aaron's original Lesson books and are focused on his original teaching concepts.
4 Rondos, Op. 60
Author: Dmitri Kabalevsky
Publisher: G Schirmer Incorporated
(Piano Large Works). Contents: Rondo-Dance * Rondo-March * Rondo-Song * Rondo-Toccata.
The Music Tree Christmas
Author: Louise Goss, Sam Holland, Steve Betts
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company
The Music Tree: Christmas is a new addition to the revolutionary Music Tree series. Designed to develop solid reading from the beginning, these Christmas collections contain many of the most-requested carols, in addition to some not readily available for beginners. The duets are impressive and add rich sonority to each student part. Titles: Joy to the World * Silent Night * The First Noel * Away in a Manger * Deck the Halls * We Wish You a Merry Christmas * Jingle Bells
Written at the height of his career, this little book by the "inward poet of the piano" is a clear statement of principles based on his lifelong experience in performance and teaching.
Author: Aidan Meehan
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
The designs and patterns of the Celts, expressed in their metalwork, stonework and jewelry, and continued in the manuscript illumination of Celtic Christianity, are an art form whose legacy has fascinated both Celtic and non-Celtic peoples for centuries.
Author: Adele, Paul Epworth