The Young Musician's Survival Guide: Tips From Teens And Pros
By Amy Nathan. Provides advice for teen musicians on topics such as choosing an instrument, finding the time to practice, handling performance jitters and dealing with others in band or orchestra. 150 teens from renowned musical programs including Julliard and Tanglewood Institue offer practical advice. 19 well known musicians, including Wynton Marsalis, James Galway, Andre Watts and Joshua Bell share their experiences. Contains an extensive resource guide with web-site addresses and direct reader to sources of additional help. Paperback. 144 pgs. 53 illus.
Title: The Young Musician's Survival Guide: Tips From Teens And Pros, Published by Oxford University Press, Item number: 26122
Aecha is the Hebrew title of the book of Lamentations, which is chanted on the Jewish fast day of T'isha b'Av to commemorate the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. The first section of the composition uses melodic motives from this mournful chant, which carries the weight of centuries of sorrow and laments the brokenness of the world. The second section is a prayer that enters the quiet space of holiness. The melody draws on part of the Rosh Hashana prayer Avinu malkeinu ("Our Father, our King"), and begs for an answer from the overwhelming despair. The answer comes in the thirds section, as the music gradually moves into a dance of redemption and is transformed into an ecstatic Hasidic melody.
Title: Aecha (Lamentations) for Violin, Cello and Piano, By Warshauer, Meira, Published by Oxford University Press, Item number: 66854
This collection of 16 tunes, complete with CD and guidance on style and interpretation, gives you all the tools you need to begin exploring klezmer music. Each tune is presented with helpful notes on tonality, phrasing, and bowing, and ornamentation. Accompanying instruments can play along using the chords above the melody line, or the second and bass parts provided.
Time is a great series for young viola players. Packed with lively
original tunes, well-known pieces, and easy duets, the series is
compatible with Fiddle Time and is carefully paced and organized to
build confidence every step of the way.
Viola Time Joggers includes:
pieces and tunes using the finger patterns 0-1-2-34 plus low 2nd and high 3rd fingers
2nd and 3rd position pieces
a range of bowing techniques, e.g. spiccato, hooked bowing
original pieces in different styles plus well-known pieces
pieces using modes, the chromatic and blues scales, and dominant 7ths
CD with performances of all the pieces for a fun play-along as well as tuning tracks
Piano and Viola accompaniment books also available separately