Piano is the main lesson book in the Bastien Piano Basics course. The carefully graded, logical learning sequence assures steady, continual progress. Original music by the Bastiens includes a stimulating mixture of pop, folk, classical, and contemporary styles. Full-color illustrations throughout entertain and reinforce musical concepts along the way. The gradual multi-key approach takes students through all 12 keys -- 3 in each of Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4. Each page is carefully correlated page-by-page with Theory, Performance, and Technic. All in all, a dynamic way to introduce students to the marvelous world of music!Level 3 presents relative minor scales (a and d), octaves, minor key signatures, major-minor triads, primary chords in minor, various bass styles, triplets, the chromatic scale, and the kyes of D-flat, A-flat, and E-flat.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery (6 March 1923 - 15 June 1968) was an American jazz guitarist. He is generally considered one of the major jazz guitarists, emerging after such seminal figures as Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian and influencing countless others, including Pat Martino, George Benson, Emily Remler, Kenny Burrell and Pat Metheny. Montgomery was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He came from a musical family, his brothers, Monk (string bass and electric bass) and Buddy (vibraphone and piano), were jazz performers. The brothers released a number of albums together as the Montgomery Brothers. Although he was not skilled at reading music, he could learn complex melodies and riffs by ear. Montgomery started learning guitar relatively late, at the age of 19, by listening to and learning the recordings of his idol, guitarist Charlie Christian.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Veit Renn (born June 25, 1967) is a producer and songwriter born in Augsburg, Germany and currently located in Orlando, Florida. Renn has written and produced for artists such as Nsync, Backstreet Boys, Jennifer Hudson, and Aaron Carter.Renn started to get involved in music at the young age of eight when his parents bought him his first keyboard. From the inspiration of his brother, nine years his senior, Renn began to write his own songs. In addition to learning to play the keyboard, with the aid of private lessons from an instructor, Renn also taught himself to play the guitar and bass.
MODERN DRUMMING is a practical educational concept that has been proven through many years of teaching and is ideally suited for both drum lessons and self-study. Next to the motivational aspect and the fun of making music, the pedagogic and didactic aspect of truly meaningfully and effectively conveying the contents is the primary focus.Intended for drummers of all levels from beginners to advanced players, MODERN DRUMMING 1 consolidates the most important factors of modern drumming and provides an effective methodology for learning all relevant musical styles. Much value is placed on the advancement of your creativity and the development of your own style.MODERN DRUMMING 1 teaches all standard rhythms used in modern music, covering virtually all musical styles: rock, pop, hard rock, heavy metal, jazz, Latin, fusion, R&B, funk, hip-hop, jungle, house, drums 'n' bass etc. There is also a chapter on fills and licks, and double bass drum technique is covered extensively, as are the relevant rudiments. The book is conceived in such a way that you are not forced to struggle with monotonous exercises forever, but can quickly begin playing rhythms and fills on the drum set. Several drum solos, as well as play-along songs recorded by a live band, allow you to practically apply what you've learned: you begin making music right away, just like in a band. "Of all the drums books I've seen today, this drum school with CD ist the absolute top" (musicmagazine Workshop)
Following the very successful piano method published in two volumes between 1958 and 1962, the three-volume 'European Piano Method' represents a new textbook which takes into account the development of modern piano pedagogy. 7 Winning Features of the Emonts Method: 1 Songs from many European countries 2 Pupils begin to play without music notation 3 Improvisation and playing on the black keys 4 Development of listening skills and aural awareness 5 Simple and logical learning structure 6 Lots of duets 7 Attractive full-colour illustrations Volume 3 The third volume of 'The European Piano Method' is not strictly speaking a piano method, but rather a collection of meterial and suggestions for the advanced tution of now slightly older players. The author has therefore concentrated on selecting pieces from the vast wealth of the piano repertoire and grouping them according to specific structural criteria. With this approach, technical aspects (playing chord, thirds, sixths and other intervals) go hand in hand with musical themes (expressive touch, extending rhythmic awareness, cantabile playing with pedal). These developmental processes should suffuse each other: in the technical procedures, on the one hand, control over quality of tone, clarity and articulation should not falter; the pieces from the piano repertoire, on the other hand, should gain creative power through ever-increasing technical skills. The appendix of Volume 3 contains further 'yellow pages' with ideas for improvisation. the subjects are: Ostinato Bass Patterns, Song Accompaniement, Completing Melodies, Improvising over Chord Progressions, Seventh Chords, Introduction to Jazz Harmony. Instrumentation: piano
With this sheet music edition of easy difficulty, pupils - young and old - will learn how to play the piano step by step. No less than 100 exercises in total await you, all sorted into groups with different learning targets such as 'Preliminary studies for the knowledge of the notes', 'The first exercises for the thumb', 'Exercises with the bass-notes' and many more. Until now, Czerny's exercises have been and still are being used successfully in piano lessons. Instrumentation: for piano op. 599
Learning Together consists of sequential unison repertoire for string instruments of the orchestra and is intended for use in string classes, group ensembles, and private lesson settings. Harmony parts and bass lines complete the arrangements and are composed so that any mixed string ensemble, as well as ensembles of like instruments, can perform the pieces. Piano accompaniments are included and can be added to any of these combinations. Performance possibilities include individual solo or unison groups, class ensembles, and district or festival-sized orchestras. The Learning Together repertoire can be used to establish solo technique, introduce ensemble skills, develop aural skills, and can serve as a foundation for learning to read music. Each instrument book comes with a CD that includes solo performances, string ensemble performances, and piano accompaniment tracks of the featured repertoire. The authors of Learning Together are award-winning teachers with over 100 years of combined recognized success. They share extensive experience as performers, conductors, clinicians, and studio and classroom teachers. This book demonstrates their commitment to providing rich musical experiences for all students in classroom and studio settings. classic arrangement along with the audio tracks. All parts may be played by acoustic or electric instruments.
Book three is devoted exclusively to the II-V-I progression, rhythm changes and standard tunes and is intended for players of all levels who are serious about learning to play on changes. Subjects covered in this book include: VOCABULARY: The II-V-I Progression, Half-Diminished Seventh Chords, The Locrian and Locrian 2 Scales, Altered Dominant Chords, The Altered Scale, Guide Tones, Using Triads as Guide Tones, Walking Bass Lines, Major Scales with a Passing Tone, The Major Workout, Applying Major Scales with a Passing Tone to II-V-I Progressions, Applying Dominant and Major Scales with Passing Tones to II-V-I Progressions, and The Rhythm Changes. STYLE: Using Guide Tones When Soloing, Using the Melody as a Basis of Your Improvisation, Learn the Lyrics, and Learning the Melody. EAR TRAINING: Specific examples and suggestions with recorded tracks for practice. REPERTOIRE: List of Selected Jazz Compositions that Extensively Use the II-V-I Progression, Selected Standard Tunes that Extensively Use the II-V-I Progression, and Selected Compositions Based on Rhythm Changes.This improvisation method is more than just another play-along. It is a series of books and CDs that progress step by step, offering concrete suggestions and advise that shows you how and what to practice. Drawing on twenty-five years of teaching experience at the Eastman School of Music, Ramon Ricker uses text, recorded demonstrations by him and his students, and practice and play-along tracks that present the material in a clear and concise manner. Most of the play-along tracks feature the rhythm section of the 1980 Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band with Harold Danko on piano, Rufus Reid on bass and the late, great Mel Lewis on drums. Since they performed and recorded together consistently over a period of several years, they played as a unit - a true jazz rhythm section. The recordings were brought up to meet todays higher CD standards and served as an inspiration for Ramon Ricker to write three entirely new books. In addition, new demonstration, ear training, and play-along tracks were added.
Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method has introduced over 3 million beginners to the joy of playing guitar. This updated and expanded edition features a new layout, making it easier to read and learn. Now included are blues, country, folk, jazz, and rock styles, plus more pop songs! A DVD with iPod-compatible video is provided for the visual learner, and correlating theory, chord, and pop books ensure that you'll get everything you need from one complete method. Learning to play has never been easier or more fun than with Alfred's Basic Guitar Method---the first and best choice for today's beginning guitar students. Book 1 covers how to hold your guitar, tuning your guitar, basics of reading music, notes on all six strings, chords, scales and songs, bass-chord accompaniments, duets, photos and diagrams, and acoustic and electric guitars. Titles: Singin' in the Rain * Take Me Home Country Roads * Over the Rainbow * Annie's Song * When the Saints Go Marching In.