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Introduction to Sitar, By Harihar Rao
Introduction to Sitar, By Harihar Rao $12.99 $24.95
Instruction Book. Origin Country: USA. 0.5 lbs. Made by Mid-East.Provides a working knowledge of the Sitar, tuning, holding & playing techniques, exercises & more. 37 pages.
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Mel Bay Fun with the Piano
Mel Bay Fun with the Piano $8.87 $9.99
Fun with the Piano is a collection of big-note, easy solos on folk favorites; and functions as an extremely successful early-intermediate supplement to any method, as well as a source of fun-to-play songs. Tunes include: "When the Saints Go Marching In", "Shenandoah", "The Entertainer", "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", and many more. Lyrics are included with most of the songs in the book.About the AuthorTim Price is a Welsh playwright and screenwriter. His plays include "For Once", "Salt Root and Roe" (winner of Best English Language playwright at the Theatre Critics of Wales Award), "Demos", "The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning" (winner of the James Tait Black prize for drama), "I'm With the Band", "Protest Song" and "The Internet Is Serious Business". He is an associate playwright at the Traverse theatre and co-founder of Welsh new writing company Dirty Protest.
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Christmas Carols for Easy Piano
Christmas Carols for Easy Piano $8.87 $9.99
A collection of the world's most famous carols arranged for piano students. Most are fairly easy and modern, with popular harmonic settings to appeal to young students and audiences alike. Harmonic textures vary from one piece with a single-line countermelody in the left hand to simple block, arpeggiated, or waltz-style chord accompaniments. A few pieces use slightly more elaborate 'boogie' accompaniments with grace notes or jazz-inspired harmonies. Melody lines occasionally move into the left hand for added interest. All of the carols include lyrics. One song, Santa and Me, is written with a separate vocal line and piano part.
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Mel Bay Presents Songs of Ireland
Mel Bay Presents Songs of Ireland $12.95 $14.95
Over 100 classic Irish songs in three categories: Thro' Tara's Halls, All in America, and The Troubles. These songs chronicle the struggle and voyages of Irish and Irish-American history. From the polished lines of Moore and Yeats to the rollicking rhymes of Percy French, to the anguished cry of the wife upon seeing her crippled husband back from the wars, from Bendemeer's Stream to Brooklyn City... all the good times and hard times in between are portrayed in these songs. Include historical information, melody line, lyrics, and guitar chords.About the Author The many facets of Jerry Silverman's musical background and experience have combined to make him one of this country's most prolific authors of music books. It was his research for his master's thesis in musicology (on blues guitar technique) at New York University that launched his musical literary career. Since the publication of his first book, Folk Blues, in 1958, he has had more than 100 titles published, including method books on all levels for guitar, banjo, fiddle, and recorder, as well as American and international songbooks with piano and guitar accompaniment. In addition, Mr. Silverman maintains an active teaching and performing schedule.
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Begin the Harp
Begin the Harp $13.87 $24.95
An elementary tutor for the Irish folk or non-pedal harp, for the complete beginner. In this guide to the Irish, folk, or non-pedal harp, the internationally renowned harpist and teacher Nancy Calthorpe takes the complete beginner step-by-step, in a clear and readable style, through the initial stages of harp playing.
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Mel Bay's First Lessons Piano Book and CD Set
Mel Bay's First Lessons Piano Book and C... $10.87 $14.99
This beginning piano course introduces children or adult students to basic music notation and helps them build a solid foundation of piano skills. Theory and instruction appear alongside music examples in an integrated approach to learning. The play-along CD will help the student to develop a more musical approach and become more secure in both dynamics and rhythm. It is highly encouraged to use the play-along CD as much as possible. The CD contains model renditions of most of the pieces in the book as well as play-along accompaniments to make practicing more fun. After successful completion of this book, the student will be well prepared for further piano studies in various styles of music.
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Celtic Circles: A Musical Picture through Time Joining Cycles of Heaven and Earth with Cycles of Everyday Life
Celtic Circles: A Musical Picture throug... $11.87 $14.99
Celtic Circles: A Musical Picture through Time Joining Cycles of Heaven and Earth with Cycles of Everyday LifeInspired by the Celtic circles of ancient Scotland, Bonnie paints a musical picture through time, joining the heavens and earth to the cycles of everyday life. Performed on Scottish fiddle with gold medal piper Eric Rigler on the Great Highland bagpipe, Scottish small pipes, and uilleann pipes. Also accompanied by guitar, Celtic harp, viola da gamba, hammered dulcimer, bass, and bodhran. Includes North Highland tunes from The Patrick McDonald Collection, 1784, pipe marches, strathspeys, jigs, and reels, laments, and traditional favorites.About the AuthorWhile searching for hidden Christmas presents in her mother's closet, Bonnie Rideout came upon a dusty, black, oblong-shaped cardboard box. The old violin resting inside became her first love. That was in 1970; Bonnie was eight years old. Bonnie grew up on a "retired" farm in Michigan but spent much of her childhood on an island in Casco Bay, Maine, where she studied in a one-room schoolhouse. "It was on Cliff Island where I learned the importance of playing by ear," she recalls. "Our teacher, Miss Von Tiling, would gather all nine pupils and march us down the road playing the state song of Maine. My brother led the parade playing his trumpet, followed by the others on cymbals and drums, with me in the rear playing my violin. There was no possibility of reading music." Bonnie's training in the oral tradition continued in Michigan, she says. "I scratched away on my fiddle while mom played the piano and dad tooted on his ocarinas. We played everything from 'The Moxie Song' to 'I Belong to Glasgow.' Playing by ear was so natural. It was at the heart of my most joyful music-making." Bonnie received her formal violin training in Michigan. She played in public school orchestras and youth symphonies and took private violin instruction at the University of Michigan. She began college as a viola major but returned to the violin to finish her music and fine arts degrees in 1985. "I'm indebted to the teachers who taught me the discipline of reading music and playing the works of the masters," she says. "But the more I played 'serious' music, the more I missed my fiddling." At the time she knew nothing of the folk world but had happy memories of music-making at home. It was the playing of renowned Scottish fiddler Dr. John Turner that opened a new world to her. Bonnie has immersed herself in the music of her ancestral Scotland. She has lived and worked in Scotland, fusing the traditions of her Scottish-American upbringing with those of the old country. She played with numerous strathspey and reel societies in Scotland and learned the different styles of fiddling from such greats as Ron Gonnella, Bill Hardie, and Angus Cameron. "Perhaps I was most influenced by an Aberdeenshire farmer, Jim Falconer (and his wife Katherine), who kindly took me into his home," she recalls. "Jim played the fiddle and spent many evenings by the fire coaching me and tearing away my 'classical' edges." Now one of the finest and most fiery Scottish fiddlers of our time, Bonnie Rideout brings to her performances the evocative music of the Highlands. On stages from Scotland's Edinburgh International Festival to America's Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Bonnie's unique style of fiddling has charmed audiences with her vast knowledge of traditional Scottish dance tunes, Highland bagpipe music, and ancient Gaelic melodies; each reflecting the rich musical tradition of her heritage. Bonnie, a three-time U.S. Scottish fiddle champion, has been featured on the BBC, CBS' Sunday Morning, NPR's Performance Today, Morning Edition, and The Thistle and Shamrock. In addition to authoring eight music books for the Mel Bay Publishing company, Bonnie has recorded nine solo albums and appeared as a guest musician on dozens of CD's with Sony, BMG, Rycodisc Records, Rounder Records, Maggie's Music, and Dorian. Some of her solo recordings include the newly released CD Scottish Fire, Parent's Choice! Gold winner Gi'Me Elbow Room, and award-winning Scottish Rant, Kindred Spirits, Celtic Circles, and Soft May Morn. Another of Rideout's hit CD's, A Scottish Christmas, became the New York Times "Top Ten Best Holiday Sellers" for two consecutive years. In September 2002, BMG studios released a new DVD and VHS featuring her internationally acclaimed A Scottish Christmas touring show, receiving glowing reviews from critics.
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Mel Bay Medieval Music for Celtic Harp
Mel Bay Medieval Music for Celtic Harp $12.99 $14.99
The music of the church and traveling musicians dominated the middle ages. Twenty-one tunes are now available and arranged for the Celtic Harp. This book includes song notes and a brief historical preface.Star Edwards is well known for her eclectic harp styles, whether playing solo or ensemble. Captured by the storytelling quality of folk music and fiery protest music of Dylan and Baez, she took up guitar at thirteen years old. The folk ballads led to an inevitable introduction to Irish and Scottish music. An important influence in Star's musical choices come from a dance background in International folk dance music. All these musical styles have found a home in the heart of Star's music. Improvisation is the backbone of Star's playfulness with her music. She improvised and played by ear for ten years on the harp before she came to read notation. It is through this playfulness and use of imagination on the harp that has been an open door to composing music that writes itself down. She welcomes the melodies, as the songs search for her joyful openness. In 1983 she founded the Colorado Folk Harp Society and has directed and arranged music for the Celtic Harp Orchestra. Star has been responsible for bringing the presence of the Celtic harp to many festivals, such as the Scottish Highland Games and the Irish Festival in Denver since 1985. Star has authored nine books and three CDs. Her titles include: Learn to Play Celtic Harp; Tribute to Robert Burns; Celtic Harp Tips; Two's Company- Celtic Harp Duets; Celtic Wedding Music; Play Celtic Hap by Ear; Medieval Music; Easy Celtic Harp Solos; Hymns and Sacred Songs for Celtic Harp. Her latest project is arranging ensemble scores for harp, cello, violin, and flute from the movie, BraveHeart. Star was invited to be a guest with the Internationally acclaimed Irish group, The Chieftains, as they toured through Denver and Colorado Springs in 2003. In a farewell gesture to their harper, Derek Bell, she was to play his favorite pieces with the Chieftains. Star has appeared on an episode of the Perry Mason TV show, The Case of the Skin Deep Scandal, with Morgan Fairchild and the movie, The Princess and the Dwarf, which was shot at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. The movie featured Warwick Davis, John Rhyes-Davies, and Richard Kiel. Star teaches Celtic harp at Swallow Hill Music School in Denver and continues to explore the many possibilities of many styles of music on the harp. She currently plays Celtic and Renaissance music with the band, Orion's Bow. Star is playing a fusion of folk-rock world music with Kingbeat, which includes guitar, drums, and keyboard back up. She can be found playing solo classical and pop music at the Brown Palace Hotel and therapeutic music to hospice and critically ill patients at Parker Adventist Hospital.
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Bodhran Tutor: Absolute Beginner's
Bodhran Tutor: Absolute Beginner's $14.87 $19.95
(Waltons Irish Music Books). This 30-page book has an accompanying CD, all created by Conor Long. The book will introduce the beginner to the bodhran. Learn to care for and handle your bodhran, as well as how to hold it, various playing positions, and more. The descriptions of the bodhran and instruction in the book are well illustrated. Reels, jig exercises, and nine songs are also included. Recommended for beginners and enthusiasts alike.
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The Bagpipe
The Bagpipe $16.87 $19.95
This book serves two purposes: 1.) As a tutor, it provides the student with general instruction and a wide selection of popular Irish and Scottish tunes. The tunes are graded according to difficulty as Elementary (E), Intermediate (I), or Advanced (A) as an aid to the learner. 2.) The book offers the accomplished player a newly expanded repertoire of Irish tunes along with a selection of well-known Scottish tunes.
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Irish Harp Music: Traditional and Original Irish Airs Arranged for Harp, Guitar and Solo Instrument
Irish Harp Music: Traditional and Origin... $8.99 $17.99
With the exception of two pieces, the arrangements in this book of traditional tunes are adapted from the collections of Francis O'Neill, Edward Bunting, Donal O'Sullivan, Manus O'Baoill, and Sean Og O'Baoill. Performance notes are included. Standard notation.
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Mel Bay Arranging for Folk Harp
Mel Bay Arranging for Folk Harp $12.99 $14.99
This book illustrates a variety of accompaniment patterns and arrangement techniques for a folk harpist. The procedure taught in this book will enable the intermediate to advanced harper to play any melody beautifully on the pedal free harp.
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Mel Bay Dreamtime: Lullabies for Lever & Pedal Harp
Mel Bay Dreamtime: Lullabies for Lever &... $10.99 $14.99
Dreamtime is a collection of eighteen lullabies from around the world. Sarajane Williams's hauntingly beautiful arrangements will soothe and lull the body and soul. An intermediate/advanced lever or pedal harpist will enjoy these lush harmonizations and interpretations of traditional songs, all of which require very few lever changes. Some of the lullabies could also provide a pleasant addition to one's Christmas repertoire. The collection includes Rock-a -Bye-Baby, Sleep Baby Sleep, Night Song, Shepherds Cradle Song, Hao-Wari, Slumber Song of Izumo, Suo-Gan, Go To Sleep My Child, Brazilian Lullaby, Irish Lullaby, The Gates of Dreamland, Christ Childs Lullaby, Russian Cradle Song, Four Lullabies Medley (Brahms Lullaby, All the Pretty Little Horses, All through the Night, Schuberts Lullaby), and her original composition, Song of the Mourning Dove.Sarajane Williams, M.A. is a professional harpist, harp teacher, lecturer, composer, author of The Mythic Harp, and editor of The Harp Therapy Journal. A licensed psychologist, she has over thirty years of experience in various roles in the healing arts including a nurse, cardiopulmonary technologist, director of a cardiac pain catheterization laboratory, and biofeedback therapist in a chronic pain center. Her soothing musical compositions and arrangements are specially intended for use in therapeutic settings. She studied harp with Dorothy Knauss of Allentown, PA. Sarajane and her husband, classical guitarist Ted Williams, perform together as a duo.
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A Traveler's Dream: Celtic Explorations
A Traveler's Dream: Celtic Explorations $13.95 $19.95
Celtic Explorations for Hammered DulcimerThe hammered dulcimer followed the migrations of ancient civilizations across Asia Minor and onto the European continent, from the Black Sea to the North Atlantic shores. In Maggie Sansone's hands, the visions of the Celts come alive in a modern world. This wonderful collection of traditional and original music arranged for the hammered dulcimer contains Irish reels, airs, and jigs; Scottish slip jigs, dances, and reels; hammered dulcimer solos; Northumbrian pipe tunes; and more. All of the music can be played easily on the 12/11 dulcimer. Performance notes are provided for each of the tunes. Two of the tunes have parts for other instruments in addition to the hammered dulcimer.
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Mel Bay's Deluxe Accordion Method
Mel Bay's Deluxe Accordion Method $14.87 $21.99
Based on 50 years of teaching and performing on the accordion, Mr. Zucco has provided us with a complete and thorough accordion method for children. In this single volume, three levels of clear, easy-to-understand instruction teach music reading and playing from the very beginning, supplemented by original solos and arrangements. Students learn to play by feel and touch rather than depending on sight. Helpful illustrations and photographs are also provided. This method mentions the 120-bass accordion but focuses on the 12-bass instrument. One of the finest accordion methods available. DVD included.About the Author Frank Zucco is an accomplished violinist and accordionist who has spent a career performing and teaching in the St. Louis area. He is retired now but gained a tremendous reputation as a teacher. For decades he taught 75 to 100 students a week! Many of his students are now fine professionals. His books for violin and accordion continue, year after year, to be among the best selling books in their respective categories with Mel Bay Publications.