Janacek's 2nd String Quartet is regarded as a highlight of the modern string quartet literature. It was written during the composer's last year of life inspired by the ageing Janacek's love for Kamila Stosslova.
Soloing for All Bass Clef Instruments: A Look Inside Scales
A variety of chord progressions, taken from various forms, are used in the Ideas for Soloing, with complete analysis. The book covers the Harmonized scales of the Major, Ascending melodic Minor and the Harmonic Minor. Also covered are the Symmetrical scales: the Half-Step/Whole-Step Diminished scale, Whole Step Half Diminished scale, Whole Tone and the Chromatic scales, plus the Major, Minor, Altered major and Blues Minor Pentatonics and the Harmonic Major III scale. Companion CD included.
Title: Soloing for All Bass Clef Instruments: A Look Inside Scales, By Gately, Earl, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 21074BCD
(Editor: Richard Jones) This four-volume graded anthology acts as an introduction to the style and repertoire of Baroque music for solo violin and continuo. All the major composers and violin virtuosi of the day are represented in the anthology, from Corelli to Vivaldi and from Bach to Telemann. Overall, the first three books progress from about Grade 2 to Grade 7 and the contents of each are arranged approximately in order of difficulty. Book 4 contains longer works and complete sonatas, including two hitherto unpublished sonatas by Albinoni.
Everything is covered here. Starting with all the basics like octaves, hammer-ons and pull-offs. It then builds into the most advanced slap techniques including double and triple pops, flamenco thumb technique, and plucks. There are lessons in upright bass slap, as well as modal harmony studies. The grooves cover a wide range of styles that include jazz fusion, walking lines, fingerstyle conversion, pop/dance, funk/soul, bluegrass, Dixieland, etc. These lessons have something for almost any student; written in bass clef and tablature with CD.
Title: Getting Into Slap Bass, By Matheos, Chris, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 21273BCD
This volume presents some of the most beloved repertoire for the Christmas season. The pieces may be performed as a solo for each instrument (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola or Cello) with piano accompaniment, or as duets or trios, as well as full orchestra. The string ensemble series meets all standards for ASTA (American String Teachers Association) and Suzuki Association of the Americas, Inc.
A Virgin Unspotted
Angels We Have Heard On High
As Lately We Watched
Carol of the Bells
Christmas Morn Is Dawning
Ding Dong Merrily On High
El Noi de la Mare
Noel Nouvelet (Sing We Now of Christmas)
O, Dearest Love
Pat-a-pan (Willie Take Your Little Drum)
Title: Christmas Strings, Edited by Donald Miller, Published by Mel Bay Publications