This book is an excellent introduction to one of America's most
quintessential instruments, the pedal steel. The first part of the book
covers the skills required to play the instrument, including technique
for the pedals and knee levers, bar control, and picking. The second
half includes songs and licks that illustrate the full spectrum of the
pedal steel's capabilities. Exercises and songs are presented in
tablature and standard notation. The book comes with accompanying audio
and video, including play-along tracks.
Bags of Tunes is an irresistible collection of tunes for solo viola, written and arranged by Mary Cohen especially for Beginner Level players. These pieces are gently progressive and all based around the first finger pattern, excellent for consolidation work or for enjoyable sight-reading practice. Songs include Rain, rain, go away!; Hot cross buns; Pop goes the weasel; London Bridge; and many more.