From the Trade Paperback edition.
The book is filled with numerous illustrations and musical examples, as well as fun and productive singing exercises. Unlike more traditional vocal instruction books, Idiot's Guide: Singing takes a "fast-track" approach to the topic, so that budding vocalists start singing right from the very start. The book even shows readers how to sing in different musical styles (pop, rock, country, classical, etc.) and how to perform live-including proper microphone technique.
This second edition of Idiot's Guide: Singing is accompanied by a variety of audio exercises and examples, which will be available online. These online examples and exercises replace the CD-based audio tracks available with the first edition, and will help to make the exercises more immediately accessible and lower the cost of the new edition.
With a special focus on the implications of the digital age for the music professional, this is the essential handbook for anyone involved in the music business!
Complete with diagrams and photographs to aid the learning process, as well as step-by-step procedures and diary entries written by participating students, The Alexander Technique for Musicians gives tried-and-tested advice, drawn from the authors' twenty-plus years of experience working with musicians, providing an essential handbook for musicians seeking the most from themselves and their art.
Schaum's Outline of Basic Electricity covers the fundamentals of electricity and electric circuits. Written as a complement to vocational and technical courses, the book reviews digital and computer technology and the more advanced level of expertise required of technicians in these fields. Chapters focus on particular subjects as they are related to electric circuits, so you can target specific areas or tackle the subject as a whole. You will also learn how to solve circuit values in more complex series and parallel circuits.
This Official Guide to the TOEFL Test is the best, most reliable guide to the test that is used around the world to assess foreign applicants to U.S. and Canadian universities for English proficiency. It includes real TOEFL questions for practice, as well as explanations of every section of the test and information on what is expected for every speaking and writing task. You will learn how to construct a good answer and how to integrate speaking, listening, and writing skills to demonstrate college-level English proficiency.
Inside you'll find:600 real TOEFL questions from the test-makers Strategies for success
This ideal review for the thousands of students who enroll in thermodynamics courses
Thermodynamics for Engineers is intended to help engineering students in their understanding of the discipline in a more concise, ordered way than that used in standard textbooks, which are often filled with extraneous material never addressed in the classroom. This edition conforms to the more user-friendly, pragmatic approach now used in most classes. The outline provides practice sets to allow students to work through the theory they've learned. Material is organized by discrete topics such as gas cycles, vapor cycles, and refrigeration cycles. Practice tests simulate the quizzes and tests given in class. There are also 500 fully solved problems, as well as 180 questions of the type that appear on the engineers' qualifying exam.
This new edition boasts problem-solving videos available online and embedded in the ebook version.
Suitable for violin teachers and students of all ages and levels, this guide presents general principles and offers practical suggestions related to posture, holding the instrument and bow, vibrato movements, intonation, tone production, bowing patterns, double stops, trills, and many other facets of playing and practice. This edition features a new Introduction by Sally Thomas, violin virtuoso and Galamian's former student.
Free Play is directed toward people in any field who want to contact, honor, and strengthen their own creative powers. It integrates material from a wide variety of sources among the arts, sciences, and spiritual traditions of humanity. Filled with unusual quotes, amusing and illuminating anecdotes, and original metaphors, it reveals how inspiration arises within us, how that inspiration may be blocked, derailed or obscured by certain unavoidable facts of life, and how finally it can be liberated - how we can be liberated - to speak or sing, write or paint, dance or play, with our own authentic voice.
The whole enterprise of improvisation in life and art, of recovering free play and awakening creativity, is about being true to ourselves and our visions. It brings us into direct, active contact with boundless creative energies that we may not even know we had.
Scales, Chords, Arpeggios & Cadences - Complete Book is part of a three-book series. These excellent all-inclusive books teach scales, chords, arpeggios, and cadences at three different levels. The Scales, Chords, Arpeggios & Cadences - FIRST Book accommodates the learning pace of younger students such as those in Alfred's Basic Piano Course, Level 2. Scales, Chords, Arpeggios & Cadences - BASIC Book is slightly more in-depth, presenting scales, chords, arpeggios, and cadence studies in all the major and minor keys. Scales, Chords, Arpeggios & Cadences - COMPLETE book features everything in the BASIC book, plus extra features like a detailed explanation that leads to complete understanding of the fundamentals of major and minor scales, chords, arpeggios, and cadences; a clear explanation of scale degrees; and a guide to fingering the scales and arpeggios.
This compact dictionary of over 500 popular chords in their most common voicings feature clare photographs and easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions. The spiral binding allows you to lay the book flat for easy reference while playing. Fingering diagrams for each chord are clearly indicated on a fretboard, and tips on technique are given together with relevant chord sequences.
Whether your musical style favors rock, pop, blues, soul, jazz, funk, counry, or classical, this handy take-anywhere volume puts the techniques for making great guitar music at your fingertips, and sets you on the road to becoming a true chordmaster. /div
Whether you've been strumming the guitar since you were a kid or are just starting out, The Only Guitar Book You'll Ever Need will help you take your music to the next level. Filled with clear, step-by-step instructions and tons of professional tips, this guide teaches you everything you need to know about playing a guitar, from buying the right model to performing all your favorite songs. This book also includes helpful information on:Reading musicTuning any guitarMastering scales and chordsAlternating tuning, harmonics, and slide playingEquipment, such as straps, amplifiers, strings, and pedals
A complete introduction to one of the world's most popular instruments, The Only Guitar Book You'll Ever Need shows you how to master the guitar in no time!
Each of us carries a song inside us, the song that makes us human. Zen Guitar provides the key to unlocking this song—a series of life lessons presented through the metaphor of music.
Philip Sudo offers his own experiences with music to enable us to rediscover the harmony in each of our lives and open ourselves to Zen awareness uniquely suited to the Western Mind. Through fifty-eight lessons that provide focus and a guide, the reader is led through to Zen awareness. This harmony is further illuminated through quotes from sources ranging from Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix to Miles Davis. From those who have never strummed a guitar to the more experienced, Zen Guitar shows how the path of music offers fulfillment in all aspects of life—a winning idea and an instant classic.
With each scale, you get an explanation of the scale and its uses, a fingering on one string, six-string fingerings in all keys in a cycle of 4ths, three-note per string fingerings, and a chord vamp to practice the scale over.
Give your playing a unique edge with exotic scales from all over the world. This easy-to-use book even includes a section on how to practice scales. The Ultimate Guitar Chord & Scale Bible should be part of every guitarists library.
Through a series of exercises, you are trained to use the proper techniques needed to play common guitar parts.
You also discover techniques that make an immediate difference in how well you pick, so you see fast results.
In order to learn the most practical skills, you play examples composed in the style of familiar songs.
You even unleash your creativity by applying your newfound skills to your own improvisations and compositions.
Your path to picking improvement involves the development and application of the following techniques:
Changing strings on downstrokes
Downstroke sweep picking
Downstroke economy picking
Upstroke string changes, sweep picking, and economy picking
Inside and outside picking
Playing melodic patterns (a.k.a. "scale sequences")
After completing Guitar Picking Mechanics, you will be able to pick more quickly, more accurately, and more comfortably. You will know how to compose fluid lead lines around efficient mechanics. Most importantly, you will discover which picking techniques work best for you so you can play to your strengths.
Guitar Picking Mechanics is not just about technique—it is about your artistic expression and style. The program’s goals are for you to explore options, develop new skills, break through barriers, and make progress so that your guitar playing becomes something you can be proud of. :)
The Guitar Picking Mechanics book includes:
100 pages of instruction
84 Notation Figures with Tablature
74 Audio Tracks
Are you ready to make your picking problems a thing of the past? Do you want to see how changing your approach to picking can help you progress faster than you thought possible? Get your copy of Guitar Picking Mechanics today!
Guitar Picking Mechanics is not a beginner guitar program. In order to take full advantage of this instruction, you should already be playing at an intermediate level. Your skills should include being able to play pentatonic scale and three-notes-per-string scale patterns. Guitar Picking Mechanics works on either an acoustic or electric guitar. Both right-handed and left-handed guitar players can follow the lessons.
Once you have your book, follow the instructions to download all the audio tracks. If you would prefer to have the audio tracks on CD, purchase the CD as well, which is listed and sold separately on Amazon.
Amazon sells paperbacks and Kindles. PDF eBooks are sold at the author’s website. Visit http://GuitarMusicTheory.com/pick for more information.
* Alpine Melody
* Amazing Grace
* Au Claire de la Lune
* Aunt Rhody
* Auld Lang Syne
* Aura Lee
* The Bandleader
* Beautiful Brown Eyes
* Blow the Man Down!
* Blues for Wynton Marsalis
* Brother John
* Café Vienna
* The Can-Can
* Chasing the Blues Away
* Cockles and Mussels
* The Cuckoo
* Day is Done
* Dueling Harmonics
* The Entertainer
* A Friend Like You
* Go Down, Moses
* Good King Wenceslas
* Good Morning to You!
* Good People
* Got Those Blues
* Happy Birthday to You!
* Harmonica Rock
* Harp Song
* Here's a Happy Song!
* He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
* I'm Gonna Lay My Burden Down
* Jingle Bells
* Joy to the World!
* Largo (Dvorak)
* Lavender's Blue
* Lightly Row
* Little Brown Jug
* Liza Jane
* London Bridge
* Lone Star Waltz
* Love Somebody
* The Marine's Hymn
* Mary Ann
* Merrily We Roll Along
* Mexican Hat Dance
* Michael, Row the Boat Ashore
* Money Can't Buy Everything
* My Fifth
* Ode to Joy
* On Top of Old Smoky
* O Sole Mio
* Raisins and Almonds
* Rock Along
* Rockin' Intervals
With more than 800,000 copies sold since it was first published thirty years ago, this phenomenally successful guide has become a touchstone for hundreds of thousands of people. Not just for tennis players, or even just for athletes in general, this handbook works for anybody who wants to improve his or her performance in any activity, from playing music to getting ahead at work. W. Timothy Gallwey, a leading innovator in sports psychology, reveals how to
• focus your mind to overcome nervousness, self-doubt, and distractions
• find the state of “relaxed concentration” that allows you to play at your best
• build skills by smart practice, then put it all together in match play
Whether you're a beginner or a pro, Gallwey's engaging voice, clear examples, and illuminating anecdotes will give you the tools you need to succeed.
“Introduced to The Inner Game of Tennis as a graduate student years ago, I recognized the obvious benefits of [W. Timothy] Gallwey's teachings. . . . Whether we are preparing for an inter-squad scrimmage or the National Championship Game, these principles lie at the foundation of our program.”—from the Foreword by Pete Carroll
DK's Help Your Kids with Music is the perfect primer to help students gain a solid foundation in music, no matter the their age, skill level, or instrument.
This visual guide clearly explains key concepts in five step by step chapters:
- The Basics explains the types of instruments, notation for keyboard and stringed instruments, the "musical alphabet," and counting a beat.
- Rhythm covers the length of notes and rests, as well as basic rhythms and meters, phrasing, syncopation, tempo, and using a metronome.
- Tone and Melody includes everything a student needs to know about tones and how they work together to build a melody.
- Chords and Harmony shows how intervals work together and includes examples for horn and woodwind instruments.
- Form and Interpretation helps students understand how musical form can aid appreciation and interpretation for classical, jazz, blues, and other musical styles.
The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Playing the Harmonica, Second Edition, includes more than 100 song texts, both traditional and original to this book, harmonica buying tips, and Interesting historical facts about famous players.
Scales, Chords, Arpeggios & Cadences - First Book is part of a three-book series. These excellent all-inclusive books teach scales, chords, arpeggios, and cadences at three different levels. The Scales, Chords, Arpeggios & Cadences - FIRST Book accommodates the learning pace of younger students such as those in Alfred's Basic Piano Course, Level 2. Scales, Chords, Arpeggios & Cadences - BASIC Book is slightly more in-depth, presenting scales, chords, arpeggios, and cadence studies in all the major and minor keys. Scales, Chords, Arpeggios & Cadences - COMPLETE book features everything in the BASIC book, plus extra features like a detailed explanation that leads to complete understanding of the fundamentals of major and minor scales, chords, arpeggios, and cadences; a clear explanation of scale degrees; and a guide to fingering the scales and arpeggios.
This book contains:
* 14 essential scales and modes
* 28 licks in the styles of famous guitarists
* Guitar TAB, neck position and standard music notation
The book is divided in scale, arpeggios, chromatic exercises and jazz lines phrases from Chris Potter.
These exercises should be transposed to all twelve (12) tones, so we can achieve perfect coordination.
Major, minor and dominant chords, extended to their highest level, scale wise, arpeggios and chromatic passages.
There are none signature centers, so all these exercises will be worked accidentally.
This project is an extension of my last three methods of improvisation:
* Improvise Now
*220 Chromatic Exercises + 1165 Jazz lines phrases
*Herbie Hancock lines voicings and rhythms from transcriptions.
*John Coltrane & Michael Brecker Legacy
In Oboe Secrets: 75 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Oboist and English Horn Player, Jacqueline Leclair tackles the oboe’s reputation as an especially difficult instrument and illustrates how oboists and English horn players can overcome common challenges. Leclair draws on her experience as a performer and instructor, offering practical tips and sometimes revolutionary ideas for rethinking oboe pedagogy.
Leclair also looks at performance strategies in the areas of equipment maintenance and management, physical health, and performance technique. Her secrets focus on such matters as how to optimize practice sessions, build endurance, improve use of the body when playing, work with reeds, and apply extended techniques. Oboe Secrets provides oboists and English horn players a quick and efficient path to significant improvement—both technically and musically—in their playing. It is the perfect resource for advanced high school oboists, professional performers, music instructors, and avid amateur musicians.
For beginner guitar-learning friends who are curious and interested in Blues music, you may be able to experience and play it through the contents of this Book ONE. If you have more and deeper interests, you may also read the later Book TWO for playing and practices.
If you want to learn more about how to enrich your fingerstyle blues guitar playing as well as improvisation, Book TWO will be your next choice.
You can also choose the Paperback version of "Your Personal Book of Solo Fingerstyle Blues Guitar : Fundamental, Advanced & Improvisation" which contains these chapters is definitely worthwhile for your collection.
Paperback version (eBook1 + eBook2)
★ Great volume of 12-measure exercises, 75 demo songs, arrangements, and MP3 downloads,…more in-depth experiences in the beauty of Blues music.
★ Various types of theme-oriented Blues trainings on melody, harmony, rhythms and fingerstyle,…more diverse and rich Blues playing.
★ Step-by-step hands-on impromptu playing methods make your freestyle Blues improvisation dream comes true!
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=== TABLE OF CONTENT ===
Chapter ONE - Learning of Blues Basics (eBook1)
- Blues Music
- Blues Chords
- Form of Blues Music
- Rhythm of Blues
- Most Often Used Keys in Blues Music for Fingerstyle Guitar
- Blues Notes
- Blues Expressions
- Fingerstyle Playing Practice
Chapter TWO - Enriching Your Blues Playing (eBook2)
- Various Styles of Blues Rhythm
- Applications of Open String Notes
- Applications of Inversion Chords
- Accompaniment and Riffs
- Integrate Performance Etudes
Chapter THREE - Advanced Blues Thinking & Improvisation (eBook2)
- Blues in Minor keys
- Blues in Major keys
- Flexible Variations in Blues Melody
- Blues Improvisations
- Practical Applications & Improvisations of Blues Fingerstyle Performance
- Unaccompanied Blues Improvisation Playing