Saxophone For Dummies offers the ideal introduction to this popular and versatile instrument, whether you lack any musical experience or are picking up the sax again after a hiatus. Covering both the alto and tenor sax, this friendly guide explains how to get a good sound, how to read music, and how to play songs in a variety of styles, including classical, pop, and jazz, all accompanied by the audio samples on the enclosed CD. With tips on how to buy or rent the best saxophone, and information on how to care for the instrument, Saxophone For Dummies is a comprehensive guide to playing this popular woodwind alone or in a group setting.Includes tips on buying or renting a new or used saxophone Audio samples of classical, pop, and jazz music are available on the bonus CD Advice on cleaning and maintaining a saxophone
If you're picking up a saxophone for the first time or are looking to brush up on your skills, Saxophone For Dummies gives you everything you need to appreciate, understand, and excel at playing this popular instrument.
* Hedwig's Theme
* Diagon Alley
* Hogwarts Forever
* Nimbus 2000
* Cast a Christmas Spell
* Harry's Wondrous World
Segell outlines the saxophone's fascinating history while he highlights many of its legendary players, including Benny Carter, Illinois Jacquet, Sonny Rollins, Lee Konitz, Phil Woods, Branford Marsalis, and Michael Brecker. The Devil's Horn explores the saxophone's intersections with social movement and change, the innovative acoustical science behind the instrument, its struggles in the world of "legit" music, and the mystical properties that seduce all who fall under its influence. Colorful, evocative, and richly informed, The Devil's Horn is an ingenious portrait of one of the most popular instruments in the world.
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.
* Star Wars (Main Theme)
* May the Force Be with You ("The Force Theme")
* The Imperial March ("Darth Vader's Theme")
* Princess Leia's Theme
* Duel of the Fates
* Yoda's Theme
* The Throne Room (and End Title)
The book features the following resources for reference during and after your lessons:
* Complete note and fingering chart
* Duets that can be played with others
Be your own teacher, and let Alfred be your resource every step of the way.
* Coventry Carol
* Ding Dong! Merrily on High
* The First Nowell
* Joy to the World
* Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow
* Wassail Song (Here We Come A-Caroling)
* We Three Kings
Titles: Good King Wenceslas
* Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
* Jingle Bells
* Jolly Old St. Nicholas
* Joy to the World
* O Christmas Tree
* O Little Town of Bethlehem
* Silent Night
* We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Book 1 is the definitive exercise book on tone – the foundation of all good flute playing. This book takes you through a series of steps in tone building (including exercises in all registers), developing different tone colours, breath and pitch, control and flexibility.
Always wanted to play the flute? Are you a former flautist who wants to refresh your skills? Flute For Dummies is the guide for you. Following along with the book's accompanying CD, you will learn the nuances of playing the flute as an accompanying instrument or for playing a solo, in a variety of musical styles.Readers will learn how to play, step-by-step – from the correct angle for blowing into the mouthpiece and controlling pitch, to proper breathing, creating vibrato, and much more The book's accompany CD allows readers to play what they are learning, and listen to the accompanying track to see if they're getting it right Karen Moratz is Principal Flutist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Artist in Residence and Adjunct Professor of Flute at the School of Music/Jordan College of Fine Arts at Butler University
Easy-to-understand methods and instructions make learning to play this beautiful instrument as simple and straightforward as possible!
Traditional/Favorites: Scarborough Fair, St. James Infirmary
Classical Favorites: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, Handel's Messiah, March from The Nutcracker
Repertoire specific to the instrument: Mozart's Clarinet Concerto
Latin Selections: La Cumparsita, Tango de Reve
Jazz/Ragtime: The Entertainer, St. Louis Blues
Suitable for beginning players of all ages, this collection is also ideal for those wishing to refresh their skills.
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