Designed for beginning fiddle students, these 36 lessons present basic techniques by applying them to fiddle tunes. Reading music is unnecessary since the lessons are explained step by step and fingerings are given for every note. Each version builds on the previous one and helps students create their own arrangements.
Title: You Can Teach Yourself Fiddling, By Duncan, Craig, Published by Mel Bay Publications
An easy-to-understand, yet very comprehensive method. Learn to play classic guitar in all of the basic keys along with a wide assortment of solos ranging from the Renaissance to 20th Century compositions by composers such as Sor, Carcassi, Carulli, Diabelli, Giuliani, Bach, Handel and Dowland. Finally, studies are contained for playing in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th positions.
by Colin Hampton. Recollections of 20th century classical music and musicians by one of the era's preeminant performers. Illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs. Soft cover book. 102 pages. From String Letter Publishing.
Title: A Cellist's Life, Published by Hal Leonard, Item number: 330753
A great collection of interviews which sparkle with the individual personalities of some of this century's most gifted cellists. With voices as unique as their instruments', these musicians reveal the facets and textures of their professional and personal lives. Interviews include: Bion Tsang, kenneth Slowik, Yo-Yo Ma, David Finckel, kermit Moore and more. Paperback. 136 pgs. From String Letter Publishing.
Title: 21st Century Cellists, Published by Hal Leonard, Item number: 330754
Performer and scholar Abram Loft wants every chamber musician to be a strong, collaborative ensemble voice. Here's his hard-headed advice on choosing colleagues, rehearsing and performing effectively together, building repertoire, programming, touring and other facets of the art and business of a chamber music career. Ranging from hilarious to sobering, this is essential reading for music lovers, amateur players, students, teachers and today's many emerging professional ensembles. Recent events in the field, including some strident litigation, highlight the usefulness of this veteran's realistic counsel.
Title: How to Succeed in an Ensemble, By Loft, Abram, Published by Hal Leonard, Item number: 331634
Succeed as a String Player: Hip tips from the readers and experts at Teen Strings Magazine. This unique anthology for teen string players offers tips on making better use of your practice time, overcoming stage fright, breezing through a music school audition, finding the perfect summer music camp, and much more.
There even are helpful hints from some of the violin world's biggest names, including Itzhak Perlman, Hilary Hahn, Joshua Bell, and Nicola Benedetti.
Title: Succeed as a String Player, Edited by Megan Westberg, Published by Hal Leonard, Item number: 331903
Alfred's Easy Christmas Instrumental Solos series for Violin, Viola, and Cello. All string arrangements are fully compatible and can be successfully performed as ensembles or solos by players who have completed the first book of any standard string method. Each book features a carefully arranged string part with bowings, articulations, and keys well-suited to the Level 1 player and a piano accompaniment designed to be easily played by a teacher or intermediate piano student. A fully orchestrated accompaniment CD is also provided, featuring a demo track and play-along track.
Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
Deck the Hall
The First Noël
Frosty the Snowman
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Jingle Bell Rock
Let It Snow!
The Little Drummer Boy
You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Divertimento KV 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusic" for String Quartet or Quintet
Mozart's "A Little Night Music" is one of the most popular works of classical music. This Urtext edition is based on the manuscript source. Includes parts for string quartet with double bass (doubles the cello).