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.
* 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 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.
* 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
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.
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
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.
* Estrellita (Ponce, arr. Simpson)
* Gavotte (Johnson)
* Gigue (Johnson)
* The Happy Hunter (Paine)
* In the Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg, arr. Simpson)
* A Little Song (Johnson)
* March of the Bassoons (Hawkins)
* March of the Leprechauns (Erickson, arr. Best)
* Melody In F (RubenStein, arr. Best/Erickson)
* Minuetto from Don Giovanni (Mozart, arr. Best/Erickson)
* Pouppee Valsante (Poldini, arr. Simpson)
* A Russian Folk Song (Drigo, arr. Best/Erickson)
* Serenade, (Drigo, arr. Best/Erickson)
* The Troubador (Paine)
* Variation Waltz, (Hawkins)
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!