Of size and style to slip easily into a pocket or instrument case, John Robert Brown's Concise Guide to Musical Terms contains most words and terms that will be encountered by the classical, jazz or pop musician in the classroom, rehearsal room or recording studio. Essential expressions, instructions and technical messages from a variety of languages are defined within these pages, in a reference book which combines clarity and precision with scholarly insight. With its convenient pocket format, this book will fulfill a vital role for the widest possible range of readers.
Title: A Concise Guide to Musical Terms, By Brown, John Robert, Edited by Graham and Beth Wade, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 98419
In response to many requests for a simplified version of his highly acclaimed "Klezmer Collection", Stacy Phillips has compiled a selection of pieces for beginning instrumentalists from that classic book. Klezmer music originally came from the Jewish ghettoes of Eastern Europe of the 19th and early 20th Centuries. The style reflects its mix of heritages from Europe, Near East and Gypsy. These arrangements are based on some of the earliest classic recordings in Europe and America. As such, they are a great introduction to this music which is now a world-wide phenomenon. Each number is arranged for C, Bb, Eb and bass clef instruments. Brass, reed, piano, flute, and string players can receive instant gratification from these entry level arrangements. The accompanying CD demonstrates ensemble versions of all the music, performed at slow tempos, by world class klezmer artists on clarinet, violin, guitar and bass.
Title: Easy Klezmer Tunes for Violin, Edited by Stacy Phillips, Published by Mel Bay Publications, Item number: 98980BCD
This text presents beginning violin technique and basic music-reading fundamentals, with an emphasis on the use of melodies and classical pieces to teach each new concept. The 28 lessons include basic technique and reading skills, scales in the keys of A, D, G, and C as well as bowing techniques such as dynamic contrast, slurs, accents, and staccato bowing. There are 47 melodies presented including works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Handel, Mozart and other classical composers. The companion CD features all of the exercises and pieces recorded with solo violin and piano accompaniment.
Title: First Lessons for Violin, By Duncan, Craig, Published by Mel Bay Publications
Shinichi Suzuki's philosophy struck such a responsive chord in Dr. Masaaki Honda that he has since devoted himself to spreading Suzuki's ideas of teaching and learning throughout the world.
With warmth and humor Dr. Honda tells of concert tours with the phenomenal child musicians trained by Suzuki, and of his own life back and forth between two cultures. 289 pages, illustrated with photos.
Title: Suzuki Changed My Life, By Honda, Dr. Masaaki, Published by Summy-Birchard Inc., Item number: B55
Written as a follow-up to the popular dance rhythms featured in Latin American Rhythms for Guitar. Renowned Argentine virtuoso Jorge Morel offers insight in the playing of complex Latin dance rhythms: the milonga, tango, malambo, and baião -plus a bossa nova tune! Written in standard notation and tablature.