This collection is perfect for the fans of Jim's love songs who want to include them in their wedding ceremony. Titles: Love Never Fails * Valentine * By Heart * Your Love * The Gift * Destiny * Love of My Life * Devotion * The Promise * One and Only * In a Lover's Eyes * Angel Eyes * Largo/Ode to Joy.
A Dozen a Day
Author: Edna Mae Burnam
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Willis). The Dozen a Day books are universally recognized as one of the most remarkable technique series on the market for all ages! Each book in this series contains short warm-up exercises to be played at the beginning of each practice session, providing excellent day-to-day training for the student.
The Waterman/Harewood Piano Series - devised jointly by the world famous piano teacher Fanny Watermann and her co-founder of the Leeds International Piano Competition, Marion Harewood (now Thorpe) - is established as one of the foremost piano methods. It represents a distillation of the thoroughness, inspiration and sense of adventure that characterize Fanny Waterman's own teaching methods. The excellence of the musical material and attractive presentation have won universal acclaim. This book contains a diverse range of pieces from the great composers who wrote for young players including J. S. Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Tchaikovsky and Bart�k.
Position Pieces for Cello is designed to give students a logical and fun way to learn their way around the fingerboard. Each hand position is introduced with exercises called "Target Practice," "Geography Quiz," and "Names and Numbers." Following these exercises are tuneful cello duets which have been specifically composed to require students to play in that hand position. In this way, students gain a thorough knowledge of how to find the hand positions and, once there, which notes are possible to play. Using these pieces (with names like "I Was a Teenage Monster," "The Irish Tenor," and "I've Got the Blues, Baby"), position study on the cello has never been so much fun!
The Life of Ludwig Van Beethoven
Author: Alexander Wheelock Thayer, Hermann Deiters, Hugo Riemann
Publisher: New York : The Beethoven Association
Ton de Leeuw was a truly groundbreaking composer. As evidenced by his pioneering study of compositional methods that melded Eastern traditional music with Western musical theory, he had a profound understanding of the complex and often divisive history of twentieth-century music. Now his renowned chronicle Music of the Twentieth Century is offered here in a newly revised English-language edition. Music of the Twentieth Century goes beyond a historical survey with its lucid and impassioned discussion of the elements, structures, compositional principles, and terminologies of twentieth-century music. De Leeuw draws on his experience as a composer, teacher, and music scholar of non-European music traditions, including Indian, Indonesian, and Japanese music, to examine how musical innovations that developed during the twentieth century transformed musical theory, composition, and scholarly thought around the globe.
Op. 261 is a set of studies that covers a wide range of technical problems in a short, clear manner. They are appropriate for both early and advanced pianists. Techniques include arpeggios, change of fingers on repeated notes, change of hand position, chords, and many others. This collection is especially suitable to students with small hands since exercises in octave playing are not included.
Mastering the Guitar Book 1a
Author: William Bay, Mike Christiansen
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
Mastering the Guitar is an innovative, exciting way to learn the guitar. Co-authored by William Bay and Mike Christiansen, this extremely comprehensive method applies the array of musical styles and techniques found in today's music. Written in notation and tablature, it covers a vast array of guitar solo and accompaniment styles. A special feature of this method is that it teaches both flatpicking and fingerstyle solo and accompaniment techniques. We feel that Mastering the Guitar is the most comprehensive approach to guitar technique repertoire and performance to be found anywhere. Volume 1A: Presents the essential foundational studies for contemporary guitar performance; Immediately introduces the student to the concept of playing contemporary music through the creative use of tablature; Logically and methodically teaches note-reading, utilizing the notes in first position on each string in numerous pages of playing material (over 155 solos and duets in the keys of C, A minor, G, and E minor); Contains more than 140 scale and picking studies, chord etudes, and accompaniment pieces, teaching contemporary techniques such as the slur, hammer-on, pull-off, vibrato and slide; Includes in-depth sections on back-up guitar and rhythm; Incorporates guitar duet material. Includes DVD.
Solfege Des Solfeges
Author: Adolphe Danhauser
Publisher: G Schirmer Incorporated
The Hidden Assassins
Author: Robert Wilson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
In the aftermath of a terrorist bombing of a Seville basement mosque, Inspector Jefe Javier Falcn sifts through the ensuing panic and destruction to explore growing suspicions about a terrible conspiracy with ties to an imminent attack of greater proportions. By the author of The Vanished Hands. Reprint.
Since its publication, C.F. Gauss's Disquisitiones Arithmeticae (1801) has acquired an almost mythical reputation, standing as an ideal of exposition in notation, problems and methods; as a model of organisation and theory building; and as a source of mathematical inspiration. Eighteen authors - mathematicians, historians, philosophers - have collaborated in this volume to assess the impact of the Disquisitiones, in the two centuries since its publication.
Double Stops for Cello
Author: Rick Mooney
Publisher: Alfred Music
Double stops provide excellent learning material for the young and advancing cellist in this Rick Mooney book. More than 60 familiar folk songs—many in the Suzuki repertoire—help the student learn skills such as hearing intonation, shaping the hand correctly, shifting, extensions, and preparing for future repertoire.
Exploring Bach's B-minor Mass
Author: Yo Tomita, Robin A. Leaver, Jan Smaczny
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The B-minor Mass has always represented a fascinating challenge to musical scholarship. Composed over the course of Johann Sebastian Bach's life, it is considered by many to be the composer's greatest and most complex work. The fourteen essays assembled in this volume originate from the International Symposium 'Understanding Bach's B-minor mass' at which scholars from eighteen countries gathered to debate the latest topics in the field. In revised and updated form, they comprise a thorough and systematic study of Bach's Opus Ultimum, including a wide range of discussions relating to the Mass's historical background and contexts, structure and proportion, sources and editions, and the reception of the work in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. In the light of important new developments in the study of the piece, this collection demonstrates the innovation and rigour for which Bach scholarship has become known.
Author: Charles Thorpe
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
At a time when the Manhattan Project was synonymous with large-scale science, physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904–67) represented the new sociocultural power of the American intellectual. Catapulted to fame as director of the Los Alamos atomic weapons laboratory, Oppenheimer occupied a key position in the compact between science and the state that developed out of World War II. By tracing the making—and unmaking—of Oppenheimer’s wartime and postwar scientific identity, Charles Thorpe illustrates the struggles over the role of the scientist in relation to nuclear weapons, the state, and culture. A stylish intellectual biography, Oppenheimer maps out changes in the roles of scientists and intellectuals in twentieth-century America, ultimately revealing transformations in Oppenheimer’s persona that coincided with changing attitudes toward science in society. “This is an outstandingly well-researched book, a pleasure to read and distinguished by the high quality of its observations and judgments. It will be of special interest to scholars of modern history, but non-specialist readers will enjoy the clarity that Thorpe brings to common misunderstandings about his subject.”—Graham Farmelo, Times Higher Education Supplement “A fascinating new perspective. . . . Thorpe’s book provides the best perspective yet for understanding Oppenheimer’s Los Alamos years, which were critical, after all, not only to his life but, for better or worse, the history of mankind.”—Catherine Westfall, Nature