Hebrew Holiday and Folk Songs

Author: Renee Karp
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457460371
Format: PDF, Docs
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David and Renee Karp have provided a late elementary/intermediate collection that features the best-known Hebrew songs. Titles are grouped by category (Chanukah, Passover, Purim, Folk, Liturgical), with easy-to-read explanations of each. This is a practical, functional book for those who know the songs, and a valuable resource for others who want to become familiar with songs of the Jewish heritage. Lyrics and guitar chord symbols are included.

Christmas on the Jazzy Side

Author: Sharon Aaronson
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457416293
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Eleven carols are skillfully arranged "on the jazzy side" in this collection of all-time Christmas favorites. As your elementary- to late-elementary-level students play easy, traditional melodies, you'll accompany them in a variety of popular jazz styles. The end result is that students feel like they're playing jazz while you both have a great time. No previous jazz experience necessary; the written-out accompaniments are accessible to all teachers. General MIDI disk available separately.

Masterwork Classics Level 4 Book CD

Author: Valery Lloyd-Watts
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780739007549
Format: PDF
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A progressive repertoire series designed to motivate students while allowing them to progress evenly and smoothly from the earliest classics toward intermediate literature. These pieces are from the standard classical literature, chosen to appeal both to teacher and student. Each volume comes with a corresponding CD. Recording artist Valery Lloyd-Watts studied at the Conservatory of Music in Toronto and the Royal College of Music in London. She earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin, where she studied with Paul Badura-Skoda. She co-authored the text Studying Suzuki Piano: More than Music, which was endorsed by Dr. Suzuki.

Songwriting For Dummies

Author: Dave Austin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047089041X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Proven techniques for songwriting success This friendly, hands-on guide tackles the new face of the recording industry, guiding you through the shift from traditional sales to downloads and mobile music, as well as how you can harness social media networks to get your music "out there." You get basic songwriting concepts, insider tips and advice, and inspiration for writing — and selling — meaningful, timeless songs. Songwriting 101 — get a grip on everything you need to know to write a song, from learning to listen to your "inner voice" to creating a "mood" and everything in between Jaunt around the genres — discover the variety of musical genres and find your fit, whether it's rock, pop, R&B, gospel, country, or more Let the lyrics out — master the art of writing lyrics, from finding your own voice to penning the actual words to using hooks, verses, choruses, and bridges Make beautiful music — find your rhythm, make melodies, and use chords to put the finishing touches on your song Work the Web — harness online marketing and social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and others to get your music heard by a whole new audience Open the book and find: What you need to know before you write a single note Tips on finding inspiration Ways to use poetic devices in lyrics Computer and Web-based shortcuts and technologies to streamline songwriting A look at famous songwriting collaborators Writing for stage, screen, and television How to make a demo to get your song heard Advice on how to make money from your music Learn to: Develop your songwriting skills with tips and techniques from the pros Use social networking sites to get your music out to the public Break into the industry with helpful, how-to instructions

Christmas Cheer

Author: Martha Mier
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780739017111
Format: PDF, Docs
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Featuring delightful arrangements of Christmas favorites for late elementary to intermediate pianists, Christmas Cheer, Books 1 and 2, includes both traditional as well as seasonal carols arranged in a variety of styles.

Songs in the Key of Z

Author: Irwin Chusid
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1556523726
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Outsider musicians can be the product of damaged DNA, alien abduction, drug fry, demonic possession, or simply sheer obliviousness. This book profiles dozens of outsider musicians, both prominent and obscure—figures such as The Shaggs, Syd Barrett, Tiny Tim, Jandek, Captain Beefheart, Daniel Johnston, Harry Partch, and The Legendary Stardust Cowboy—and presents their strange life stories along with photographs, interviews, cartoons, and discographies. About the only things these self-taught artists have in common are an utter lack of conventional tunefulness and an overabundance of earnestness and passion. But, believe it or not, they’re worth listening to, often outmatching all contenders for inventiveness and originality. A CD featuring songs by artists profiled in the book is also available.

When I Am Laid in Earth Air Dido s Lament from the opera Dido and Aeneas

Author: Henry Purcell
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457491436
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Henry Purcell's masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas, is considered the high point of English opera. "When I Am Laid in Earth" is a poignant, lovely aria sung by the lovelorn, dying Queen Dido as her hero Aeneas sails away. Beautifully arranged by Sylvia Rabinof for two pianos, eight hands, the delicate simplicity sings forth with subtle strength.

Christmas Jazz Rags Blues Book 1

Author: Martha Mier
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457422300
Format: PDF
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Students will be inspired and motivated by the syncopated rhythms and the colorful, rich harmonies of jazz. Detailed articulation, dynamic and pedal markings create a thoughtful and thorough performance. Titles: * Away in a Manger * Deck the Halls * Fum, Fum, Fum * God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen * Good King Wenceslas * Jingle Bells * Jolly Old Saint Nicholas * Joy to the World * Toyland * Up on the Housetop * We Three Kings of Orient Are

Pieces for Children

Author: Béla Bartók
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457442087
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Selected from the two volumes of Bartóks For Children, these 42 works were written without octaves to fit the hands of younger players. Each piece has a descriptive title, with half including the words "song" or "dance". Like much of the composer's writing, the pieces directly reflect the use of folk idioms.

Piano Masterworks for Teaching and Performance Volume 1

Author: E. L. Lancaster
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1470629011
Format: PDF, ePub
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The 100 pieces (including individual sonatina movements) in this anthology provide a valuable resource for pianists and piano teachers as well as piano pedagogy faculty and students. The literature ranges from late elementary to intermediate levels of difficulty. Repertoire was chosen from all style periods and each piece includes suggestions for fingering and pedaling. All selections are in their original form (no arrangements, simplifications, or other adaptations).