This practical, easy-to-use self-study course is perfect for pianists, guitarists, instrumentalists, vocalists, songwriters, arrangers and composers, and includes ear training CDs to help develop your musical ear. In this all-in-one theory course, you will learn the essentials of music through 75 concise lessons, practice your music reading and writing skills in the exercises, improve your listening skills with the enclosed ear training CDs, and test your knowledge with a review that completes each of the 18 units. Answers are included in the back of the book for all exercises, ear training and review.
As the title suggests this is the complete book of Scales, Chords, Arpeggios and Cadences. The layout is refreshingly clear and easy to follow with guidance notes and a fundamental music theory section. Comprehensive, all inclusive and thorough, each Key is dedicated two full pages, it is the ultimate reference for all Keyboard Instrument players and a valuable resource for any musician. Includes all the Major, Minor (Natural, Harmonic, Melodic) and Chromatic scales. Fingering Diagrams Key Signature reference diagrams Building Chords and Scales Scale degrees Triads and Tetrachords The Diminished andDominant Seventh.
Alfred Brendel, one of the greatest pianists of our time, is renowned for his masterly interpretations of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Liszt, and has been credited with rescuing from oblivion the piano music of Schubert's last years. Far from having merely one string to his bow, however, Brendel is also one of the world's most remarkable writers on music - possessed of the rare ability to bring the clarity and originality of expression that characterised his performances to the printed page. The definitive collection of his award-winning writings and essays, Music, Sense and Nonsense combines all of his work originally published in his two classic books, Musical Thoughts and Afterthoughts and Music Sounded Out, along with significant new material on a lifetime of recording, performance habits and reflections on life and art., As well as providing stimulating reading, this new edition provides a unique insight into the exceptional mind of one of the outstanding musicians of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.Whether discussing Bach or Beethoven, Schubert or Schoenberg, Brendel's reflections are illuminating and challenging, a treasure for the specialist and music lover alike.
For beginning musicians, Alfred's Easy series is the fast track to developing a repertoire of well-known and fun-to-play songs. More experienced players will find an excellent resource of favorite songs for general reference. The 50 arrangements in Alfred's Easy Guitar Songs: Rock and Pop provide melody, chords, and lyrics---plus suggested strum and fingerpicking patterns, and any integral "hook" parts---to songs spanning six decades from such artists as Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Journey, Cee Lo Green, Bruno Mars, and many more! Titles: All About That Bass (Meghan Trainor) * All Along the Watchtower (The Jimi Hendrix Experience) * Bad to the Bone (George Thorogood and the Destroyers) * Behind Blue Eyes (The Who) * Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell) * Both Sides Now (Judy Collins) * Brown Sugar (The Rolling Stones) * A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke) * Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes (Jimmy Buffett) * Classical Gas (Mason Williams) * Colour My World (Chicago) * Cool Kids (Echosmith) * Dancing Queen (ABBA) * Do You Want to Know a Secret (The Beatles) * Don't Stop Believin' (Journey) * Everything Is Awesome (Awesome Remixxx!!!) (from The Lego Movie) * Fernando (ABBA) * Forget You (Cee Lo Green) * Ghostbusters (Ray Parker, Jr.) * Girl on Fire (Alicia Keys) * Grenade (Bruno Mars) * I Can See Clearly Now (Johnny Nash) * I Don't Want to Miss a Thing (Aerosmith) * I Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles) * I See Fire (Ed Sheeran) * If You Leave Me Now (Chicago) * James Bond Theme (The Monty Norman Orchestra) * Jumpin' Jack Flash (The Rolling Stones) * Just the Way You Are (Amazing) (Bruno Mars) * Lay Lady Lay (Bob Dylan) * Leaving on a Jet Plane (Peter, Paul and Mary) * Let It Go (from Walt Disney's Frozen) * Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffett) * Over the Rainbow (Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole) * Paint It, Black (The Rolling Stones) * Rocky Mountain High (John Denver) * (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones) * She Loves You
The New Guitar TAB Big Book: British Rock contains 52 smash songs from the U.K., from such bands as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, T. Rex, Black Sabbath, The Kinks, and more. Each book comes with lyrics and guitar TAB transcriptions for every song, so music makers can recall and create a lifetime of memories. Titles: 19th Nervous Breakdown (The Rolling Stones) * 20th Century Boy (T. Rex) * Because (The Dave Clark Five) * Behind Blue Eyes (The Who) * Cold Turkey (John Lennon) * Conquistador (Procol Harum) * Delta Lady (Joe Cocker) * Friday on My Mind (The Easybeats) * Get Off of My Cloud (The Rolling Stones) * Gimme Shelter (The Rolling Stones) * Glad All Over (The Dave Clark Five) * Good Times Bad Times (Led Zeppelin) * Handbags and Gladrags (Rod Stewart) * He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (The Hollies) * Hold Your Head Up (Argent) * Honky Tonk Women (The Rolling Stones) * I Hear You Knocking (Dave Edmunds) * I Saw Her Standing There (The Beatles) * I'm Going Home (Ten Years After) * Imagine (John Lennon) * Iron Man (Black Sabbath) * The Kids Are Alright (The Who) * Lazy Sunday (Small Faces) * The Letter (Joe Cocker) * Lola (The Kinks) * Money (Pink Floyd) * My Little Red Book (Manfred Mann) * Needles and Pins (The Searchers) * Nights in White Satin (The Moody Blues) * Paranoid (Black Sabbath) * Please Please Me (The Beatles) * Quinn the Eskimo (Mighty Quinn) (Manfred Mann) * Ramble On (Led Zeppelin) * Rock and Roll (Led Zeppelin) * Rock and Roll Stew (Traffic) * See Me, Feel Me (The Who) * Shapes of Things (The Yardbirds) * She Loves You (The Beatles) * Space Oddity (David Bowie) * The Story in Your Eyes (The Moody Blues) * Summer Song (Chad and Jeremy) * Sunny Afternoon (The Kinks) * Tell Her No (The Zombies) * Telstar (The Tornados) * Time of the Season (The Zombies) * Waterloo Sunset (The Kinks) * Whatever Gets You Thru the Night (John Lennon) * What's New Pussycat? (Tom Jones) * When You Walk in the Room (The Searchers) * A Whiter Shade of
Ying Ying Ng's Music Theory For Young Children series is a fun and novel way to teach children the fundamentals of music theory. Young players will explore and learn about staves, clefs, note identification, time-signatures, key-signatures, note-values and rest-values. Child centered, the books in the Music Theory For Young Children series use clear and simple instructions, appealing illustrations and a variety of self-motivating exercises, such as tracing, colouring and pasting (includes stickers)
Play 50 top hits from movies and musical theater on the Violin. This collection features pieces from Glee, The Lord Of The Rings, Porgy & Bess, Frozen, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Toy Story and more. This book is part of Alfred's Top Hits From TV, Movies & Musicals series for solo instruments. All String arrangements are completely compatible with each other and can be successfully performed as ensembles or solos by students who have completed the first book of any standard band method. Each book features a carefully edited part complete with articulations, dynamic markings and keys well-suited to the level 2-3 player. A fully orchestrated MP3 CD is alsoprovided. The CD includes a demo track of each song, which features a live instrumental performance, followed by a play-along track. In addition, PDF documents are included with specially designed Piano accompaniments that can be easily played by a teacher or intermediate Piano student. **Please note: The CD included in this set can only be used with an MP3 compatible player**.Due to level considerations regarding keys and instrument ranges, the arrangements in this series for String instruments are not compatible with those for Wind instruments.
This new series, written especially for violin, viola, and cello, is a first of a kind, containing arrangements of some of the most popular move themes over the last few decades that can be played together or as solos. All parts have been carefully edited, with bowings and articulations, in keys well suited for the young string player. 20 pages. CONTENTS: John Barry: Goldfinger, Mark Isham: October Sky (from October Sky), Monty Norman: James Bond Theme, Howard Shore: Gollum's Song (Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers), In Dreams (from The Fellowship of the Ring), John Williams: Across the Stars (Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones), Duel of the Fates (Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace), Fawkes the Phoenix (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), Hedwig's Theme (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone), Theme from Jurassic Park. CD included. CELLO SOLO ~ TV, FILM & STAGE Grade level: 3,4,5 Includes CD.
An autobiography of the blind organist and concert pianist Alfred Hollins. He was born in Hull in 1865 and died in Edinburgh in 1942. He played before the British and German Royal households, gave concert tours in the U.S.A. and South Africa; and played in Berlin and Frankfurt; he was a friend of the Wagner family and meet Liszt and other 19th and 20th century composers, organists and musicians.
Volume one of a four volume set of the most famous solos of Agustín Barrios Mangoré. Most recordings of popular pieces are based on these volumes. Titles are: 'Minueto en Do', 'El Sueno de la Munequita', 'Estudio Inconcluso', 'Estudio del Ligado', 'Prelud
Alfred Music Publishing is the world-s largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop, and performance materials for teachers, students, professionals, and hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style, and difficulty level. This volume contains twelve famous works by Debussy as performed and edited by Joseph Banowetz. Included are Two Arabesques, selections from Suite Bergamasque, Children's Corner, Preludes, and more. A complete preface describing compositional and performance notes on each piece is included along with a CD recorded by Banowetz. Joseph Banowetz graduated with a First Prize from the Vienna Akademie fnr Musik und darstellende Kunst. Banowetz has been a piano recitalist and orchestral soloist on five continents. He was awarded the Liszt Medal by the Hungarian Liszt Society in recognition of his outstanding performances of Liszt and the Romantic literature.
Alfred Music Publishing is the world-s largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop, and performance materials for teachers, students, professionals, and hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style, and difficulty level. Alfred's Basic Adult All-in-One Course is designed for use with an instructor for the beginning student looking for a truly complete piano course. It is a greatly expanded version of Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course that will include lesson, theory, technic and additional repertoire in a convenient, "all-in-one" format. This comprehensive course features written assignments that reinforce each lesson's concepts, a smooth, logical progression between each lesson, a thorough explanation of chord theory and playing styles, and outstanding extra songs, including folk, classical, and contemporary selections. At the completion of this course, the student will have learned to play some of the most popular music ever written and will have gained a good understanding of basic musical concepts and styles. The CD has accompaniments to support the student's playing of the exercises and songs found in the Level 2 book. Titles: Alexander-s Ragtime Band * Arkansas Traveler * Ballin- the Jack * The Battle Hymn of the Republic * Black Forest Polka * Black is the Color of My True Love-s Hair * Bourlesq * Brahms Lullaby * Bridal Chorus from -Lohengrin- * Calypso Carnival * Canon in D (Pachelbel) * Chorale * Circus March * Danny Boy * Dark Eyes * Deep River * Divertimento in D * Down in the Valley * Etude (Chopin) * Farewell to Thee (Aloha Oe) * Fascination * Festive Dance * For He-s a Jolly Good Fellow * Frankie and Johnnie * Guantanamera * Hava Nagila * He-s Got the Whole World in His Hands * The Hokey-Pokey * The House of the Rising Sun * Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 * Introduction and Dance * La Bamba * La Donna E Mo