In a kitchen in Italy in 1862, little Reliana helps her grandmother Rosalie make pasta sauce. As steam swirls magically through the kitchen, Rosalie argues with her oldest friend Martina and tells the story of an opera composer they once both knew. Soon, Reliana finds herself transported through time back to a theatre in Rome nearly 50 years earlier. She is invisible to everyone but the composer, Signor Rossini. She watches in alarm as one of the singers puts a curse on the production and everything begins to go wrong. Set in 1816, the year The Barber of Seville had its disastrous premiere, Rossini's Ghost is the story of three women who learn that friendship, like opera - or a great pasta sauce - requires nurturing, patience, and time.
Play or Sing the Lead Along With the Band! A sequel to the original Jewish Play-Along music book & CD. You can be the soloist! Play the CD to hear fully orchestrated arrangements of the music, and then a second "music minus one" cut allows you to play or sing the melody line with the band. For Bass instruments.
You've dedicated years of hard work to learning the skills needed to play the violin, viola, cello or bass. Now what? The talented contributors to Making Your Living as a String Player come from all walks of life- from symphony members to street musicians, educators to impresarios. But all share one thing: each has crafted a successful career as a string player, learning to pay the bills by doing what they love the most. And you can learn to do the same. Inside this volume, culled from the pages of the award-winning Strings magazine, you will find practical tips on writing a résumé, starting a freelance career, getting an edge in the workplace, creating your own chamber music series, setting up a successful teaching studio in your home, and much, much more. Let Making Your Living as a String Player help you jumpstart your career as a professional string player.
Title: Making Your Living As A String Player, Edited by Greg Cahill, Published by Hal Leonard, Item number: 00331094
Let's keep our string programs vital, contemporary, and thriving! Alternative Strings: The New Curriculum is the first resource book in the world to offer a comprehensive guide to string educators wishing to step into twenty-first-century inclusive string pedagogy. The "Dear Abby" for string players, Julie Lyonn Lieberman, offers detailed descriptions of over two dozen fiddle, blues, jazz, pop, and world styles; bountiful support materials; a massive discography; musical examples; photographs; and audio from master players and clinicians, far exceeding the scope of other books in the field. ABOUT THE AUDIO CD: Some of today's top alternative string players and clinicians demonstrate rock, jazz, and fiddle styles; present innovative ideas for teaching new generations of string players; and more. Tracks include: 1. Howard Armstrong: My first fiddle 2. Geoffrey Fitzhugh Perry: Zydeco Rock 3. Daryl Silberman: Through Contemporary to Classical and Back 4. Ed Caner: Rock Basics 5. Anthony Barnett: Stuff Smith plays "Body and Soul" 6. Mark Wood: Evolution, Rock, and Musicianship 7. Jesus Florido: Latin and Beyond 8. Randy Sabien: Jazz Stirngs: A Life Inspiration 9. Leanne Darling: Arabic Strings 10. Bob Phillips: Fiddling in the Schools 11. Julianna Waller: Developing Diversity 12: Martin Norgaard: Jazz String Pedagogy 13. Richard Greene: Moving Forward 14. Martha Mooke: Breaking the Sound Barrier 15. Claude Williams: Reminiscences 16. Julie Lyonn Lieberman: "Fiddle, Sing," excerpt from Mixing America.
Title: Alternative Strings: The New Curriculum, By Lieberman, Julie Lyonn, Published by Hal Leonard, Item number: 00331645
This book opens with basic material that applies to everyone, offering a roadmap through today's tax landscape and general discussions of different types of income, various kinds of expenses and IRS-allowed tax deductions. Following are the chapters that deal with the specific tax situation relevant to each category of artist. These range from the cost of acting lessons and makeup through depreciation of guitars and the maintenance of home studios to income from teaching jobs and royalties. In the final sections of the book, Riley considers various ways performers and other arts professionals can reduce their taxes, explains how to prepare for an audit, and suggests ways to locate, evaluate, choose and effectively work with a professional arts-oriented tax advisor.
Title: The New Tax Guide for Artists of Every Persuasion, By Riley, Peter Jason, Published by Limelight Editions, Item number: 00332626
strings begin this majestic arrangement, with solos for woodwinds and
brass. The composition then travels through three different keys,
creating musical interest and excitement. This set includes a full score
and all orchestral parts.
Matt Glaser developed this dynamic, interactive course specifically for early-intermediate fiddlers who want to start improvising in traditional swing and jazz styles. His lesson is filled with technical tips, theory and fascinating information on all aspects of swing/jazz music, as well as break-downs and analyses of important violin solos by Claude 'Fiddler' Williams and Stephane Grappelli. Includes music. 80 minutes.
Title: Swingin' Jazz Violin DVD, By Glaser, Matt, Published by Homespun Video, Item number: 00641880
Among the fourteen songs included in this collection are "Star Wars" (Main Theme), "The Imperial March"(Darth Vader's theme), and "May the Force Be With You." No piano accompaniment. Intermediate level.
Title: Music from The Star Wars Trilogy, By Williams, John, Published by Alfred Publishing Co., Inc., Item number: 0066B
Whether it's coping with overuse problems, conquering performance anxiety, or just keeping your body in great string-playing shape, experts from the pages of Strings magazine will help you in all areas of player wellness. This handy guide includes helpful tips from performers, teachers, students and doctors to keep you playing at your best.
Title: Healthy String Playing, Published by String Letter Publishing, Item number: 00695955