This collection brings together best-loved Grade 1 pieces. Containing fresh editions of folk, classical masterpieces and contemporary favorites, all pieces have been rigorously researched by editor, Jessica O'Leary. A CD includes performance and accompaniment tracks.
Turn your orchestra into a big band for the night with Duke Ellington's swing classics. The loping bass line, the sinewy horn parts, and the intricate harmonies of "Echoes of Harlem" are translated into an artful arrangement for string orchestra. The warm, chocolaty tones of the viola really shine in this piece. In this delightful rendition of "I'm Just a Lucky So and So", the violist plays the saxophone and trombone parts while the second violinist sings. The lighthearted song has been recorded by everyone from Tony Bennett to Ella Fitzgerald to Diana Krall. Includes a full set of score and parts.
Sixteen open string and first finger pieces for the beginner. Each piece introduces a new rhythm based on the descriptive title. Includes: teaching points; rhythm training; suggestions for practice; stunning graphics; fun and useful lyrics; varied and inspiring tunes; and a CD or piano accompaniment part. Wizard's Potion is the follow-up book to this first in the series.
Title: Witches' Brew, By Lumsden, Caroline, Published by C.F. Peters Edition
Master teachers and performers of the mandolin, Brian Wicklund and Ben
Winship have crafted this beginning mandolin method book based on the
solid system created by Wicklund for the best-selling books, The
American Fiddle Method. Using clear illustrations and lucid
explanations, the authors guide beginning mandolin players through
necessary skills such as efficiently holding the mandolin, fretting,
picking technique, creating good tone, chop chord and open chord backup.
Students learn the techniques while mastering over thirty common jam
tunes, which they can practice with using the accompanying audio.
Composed in the 1870s, Fauré's "Après un rêve" is a beautiful, rapturous
song, which captures Faure's romantic style. This arrangement by
Wolfgang Birtel includes two versions, one at an intermediate level and
one at a more advanced level.