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
Kerrasi was little more than a farmer, scraping out an existence from scarred and battered lands. Until one day the Knights of the Broken Wheel came calling, sending him into places he had never dared venture.
The lesser children of petty nobles, Gavlen Ond and his friends had set out from home in search of a new beginning, a place to forge the nation of their dreams. Instead, what they found was an ending.
This is their story.
Splintered Lands: Vagabonds and Swine is a 15,500 word short story collection by Frederick Jacobs and Pat Traven, and is the third volume of the Splintered Lands.
Other books by James:
The Four Part Land:
Breaking an Empire
A Desert of Fire and Glass
Splintered Lands: All Good Things...
Splintered Lands: Through Fire Forged
Lands of a Distant Truth
Anthologies (as Editor):
The Ways of Magic
The Death God's Chosen
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)
* 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
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.
The new edition has been completely rewritten, corrected where necessary, and updated. Rehfeldt has added the complete list of William O. Smith's clarinet compositions and recordings to the previous listing of his early multiphonic fingerings. The new edition also includes an appendix containing Eric Mandat's quarter-tone fingerings; a second, extensive music bibliography, the "International Update"; and an updated and annotated bibliography of music literature.
Designed to be the go-to hands-on guide for practitioners, Heavner’s strategies consider a vast array of issues for the saxophonist who needs to take that next big step up. Beginning chapters consider various brands of saxophones, mouthpieces, ligatures, reeds, and maintenance techniques that reflect the standard practices and expectations of the advanced performer. The secrets that follow develop and improve embouchure, tone, articulation, and finger technique, allowing saxophonists to analyze their own playing and adjust accordingly. Heavner pulls back the curtain further to introduce those secrets for developing the altissimo register and extended saxophone techniques, from circular breathing and multiphonics to slap and flutter tonguing—all absolute necessities for saxophonists seeking to play contemporary classical, jazz, or commercial music. Finally, Heavner concludes by letting musicians in on those little-revealed secrets for taking their saxophones on the road.
Saxophone Secrets is the ideal work for saxophonists, saxophone instructors, band teachers, and anyone looking to improve their saxophone performance skills or those of their students.
* Ben's Death/Tie Fighter Attack
* Cantina Band
* The Emperor Arrives
* Han Solo and the Princess
* The Imperial March
* Jedi Rocks
* Luke and Leia
* May the Force Be with You
* Parade of the Ewoks
* Princess Leia's Theme
* Star Wars (Main Theme)
* The Throne Room
* Victory Celebration
* Yoda's Theme
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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* Andante (Bach, arr. Johnson)
* Aria (Buttsteadt, arr. Dishinger)
* Aura Lee (Clemens)
* Berceuse (Brahms, arr. Clemens)
* Folk Song Melodies (arr. Edlefsen)
* Menuet (K. 164) (Mozart, arr. Dishinger)
* Menuet (Purcell, arr. Dishinger)
* Pastorale (Bakaleinikoff)
* Sketch (Schumann, arr. Clemens)
* Sleeping Beauty (Tschaikowsky, arr. Edlefsen)
* Swan Lake (Tschaikowsky, arr. Foster)
* To A Wild Rose (Macdowell, arr. Clemens)
* Trumpet Tune (Purcell, arr. Clemens)
* Vocalise (Rachmaninoff, arr. Clemens)
* Advance of the Alto (Rousseau)
* Arioso (Bach, arr. Rousseau)
* Ave Verum Corpus (Mozart, arr. Rascher)
* Ballade (Gee)
* Calm as the Night (Bohm, Rousseau)
* Contempora Suite (Young)
* Matador (Girlamo, arr. Coggins)
* The Oxen Minuet (Haydn, arr. Rascher)
* Reminiscience (Walker)
* Sax Ripple (Burgstahler)
* Saxography (Luebke)
* Tambourin (Gluck, arr. Rascher)
* Traumerei (Schumann, arr. Rascher)
* Adagio (Mozart, arr. Lentz)
* Aries (Lewallen)
* Canto Lyric (Bolz)
* Elf Interludes (Haan)
* Hungarian Dance No. 6 (Brahms, arr. Steenland)
* Intermezzo (Mascagni, arr. Guenther)
* Offenbach Ballet (arr. Steenland)
* Parade (Billingsly, arr. Hahn)
* Poeme Petite (Lewallen)
* Taurus (Lewallen)
* Waltz (Tschaikowsky, arr. Guenther)
Want to play the clarinet? No problem! This hands-on guide teaches you all the fundamental techniques you need to play this popular woodwind alone or in a group setting.
Clarinet For Dummies gives you the ideal introduction to play clarinet. You?ll begin by learning how to properly hold a clarinet and move on to getting a consistent sound, reading music, and playing songs in a variety of styles, including classical, pop, and jazz.Step-by-step instruction on finger placement, posture, and basic up-keep for the instrument Tips on how to buy or rent a clarinet Accompanying CD offers play-along recordings of every exercise featured in the book
Whether you?ve never held a clarinet or are looking to brush up on skills from your youth, Clarinet For Dummies is packed with friendly, easy-to-follow instructions to have you playing this versatile instrument with ease!
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
* 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)
After considering what led inventor Adolphe Sax to develop this new musical wind instrument, Cottrell explores changes in saxophone design since the 1840s before examining the instrument's role in a variety of contexts: in the military bands that contributed so much to the saxophone's global dissemination during the nineteenth century; as part of the rapid expansion of American popular music around the turn of the twentieth century; in classical and contemporary art music; in world and popular music; and, of course, in jazz, a musical style with which the saxophone has become closely identified.
* Andante from Rosamunde (Schubert, arr. Rascher)
* Allegro (Haydn, arr. Rousseau)
* Barcarolle (Offenbach, arr. Rousseau)
* Fun Time (Leonard)
* Gavotte (Martin, arr. Rousseau)
* Gavotte and Bourree (Bach, arr. Rascher)
* Largo (Handel, arr. Rascher)
* Londonderry Air (Traditional, arr. Rousseau)
* Madrigal (Simonetti, arr. Leonard)
* Musette (Bach, arr. Rascher)
* Sicilienne and Gigue (Handel, arr. Coggins)
* Slavonic Dance (Dvorak, arr. Leonard)
* Tribute to the Tenor (Rousseau)
* Alma del Core (Caldara, arr. Cacavas)
* Bourree (Handel)
* Caprice (Edlefsen)
* Evening Shadows (Weber)
* Folk Songs from Grieg (Greig, arr. Erickson)
* Grand March (Verdi, arr. Clemens)
* Kemp's Jig (Anonymous, arr. Dishinger)
* Menuet (Bach, arr. Clemens)
* Minatures for Oboe and Piano (Faith)
* Seguidilla (Bizet, arr. Mayer)
* Sentimental lady (Weber)
* Song of India (Rimsky-Korsakov, arr. Edlefsen)