The most contemporary dictionary on the market! Conveniently divided into three sections: a complete Dictionary of Music Terms that concisely defines over 2000 musical terms, a Dictionary of Musicians with over 400 capsule biographies of composers and other musicians, and practical Reference Charts that provide at-a-glance summaries of music essentials, including instrumental and vocal ranges, notation signs, scales, key signatures, and more. 288 pages.
Hal Leonard Dictionary, Published by Hal Leonard, Item number: 00183006
Making Your Living As A String Player. Edited by Greg Cahill. Published by Hal Leonard.
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 resume, 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 jump start your career as a professional string player.
Essential Elements for Strings: A Comprehensive String Method, Book 2 (original version). By Michael Allen, Robert Gillespie, and Pamela Tellejohn Hayes. Arrangements by John Higgins. Published by Hal Leonard.
The Essential Elements series offers beginning students sound pedagogy and engaging music, all carefully paced to successfully start young players on their musical journey. It features both familiar songs and specially designed exercises, created and arranged for the classroom in a unison-learning environment, as well as instrument-specific exercises to focus each student on the unique characteristics of their own instrument. Essential Elements provides both teachers and students with a wealth of materials to develop total musicianship, even at the beginning stages.
Essential Technique for Strings: Intermediate Technique Studies (original version). Book 3 of the Essential Elements series. By Michael Allen, Robert Gillespie, and Pamela Tellejohn Hayes. Published by Hal Leonard.
Essential Technique is a book of studies to help the intermediate player develop the skills necessary for playing in an orchestra. It introduces and explores:
Higher positions and shifting
New keys and scales: 7 major keys and 5 minor keys (in multiple forms) up to 3 sharps and 3 flats
New bowings and rhythms
Enharmonics and chromatics
Treble clef for viola and tenor clef for cello and bass
Jazz lines for bass
Thumb position for cello and bass
In addition to technical studies, Essential Technique emphasizes an understanding of music theory, history, multicultural music, and musical creativity!