An introduction to jazz harmony, technique and improvisationAusgabe mit CD - +CD - Violin - EnglishJazz is one of the biggest challenges a violinist can face, with the idea of improvisation likely to strike fear into even the best classical players. This book de-mystifies the whole process, taking you step by step through everything you need to know about playing jazz violin. Chris Haigh’s style has been described as humorous, entertaining and addictive. This book is anything but dull! Key areas covered include analyzing a chord sequence; bowing; chord symbols; how to construct your own solo and how the various different branches of jazz, including gypsy jazz, bebop, modal and fusion are explored. This book is packed with ‘bite-sized’ musical portions, all explained and placed in context. As well as a treasure chest full of licks and riffs to use in your improvisations, there are sample tunes with examples of solos. The accompanying CD has 65 tracks to listen to and play along with.Contenu - Introduction - 1: It Don´t Mean a Thing - 2: Starting to Improvise - 3: Pentatonic Scales - 4: The Blues - 5: Chords Part I - 6: Chords Part II - 7: Masters of Swing - 8: Stéphane Grappelli - 9: Running Wild - 10: Other Styles, Other Players - 11: The Big Night - 12: Final Thoughts
DescriptionEvery country in Europe seems to have rediscovered its own vital tradition of fiddle music, except England ... But, English fiddle music forms an important, yet neglected, part of the mosaic of Old and New World fiddle styles. Chris Bartram has played this music for over forty years. He has learned from traditional musicians around his home communities and more widely in other parts of England and in Cornwall. He has studied the majority of the existing field recordings of older generations of players and many of the handwritten manuscripts of nineteenth century fiddlers. ´English Fiddling´ contains a wide variety of traditional tunes, an essay about the history of the instrument in England and a number of archive photographs. ´English Fiddling´ is intended to be a source for people who can already play the fiddle - or violin - at some level. This is not a book for the complete beginner, although a player who can play simple tunes in the first position and who can read music a little will find it helpful and instructive. The companion CD contains a selection of tunes played by Chris and some of his friends. •
21 Skills Every Serious Player Should Master (Book/Online Audio)Chris Kringel´s Essential Bass Guitar Techniques uses carefully crafted exercises alongside inspiring musical examples to teach the 21 skills that every Bass player should know.If you´re tired of faking your way through your favorite songs because you´ve always neglected to learn that one special technique, you need this book. Stop skipping over the intricate details and start sounding like a seasoned professional.Would Jaco Pastorius have been so innovative without great finger style technique and the use of harmonics? Can you imagine a Red Hot Chili Peppers song without Flea´s slap bass? Or how about Primus without Les Claypool´s quirky slap and tap technique? With the help of the 86 included audio tracks, which can be accessed online, Essential Bass Guitar Techniques will teach you all of these skills and more.
Series: GuitarPublisher: Hal LeonardFormat: Softcover with CDAuthor: Chris Amelar The ultimate source for guitar tricks, effects, and other unorthodox techniques. This book demonstrates and explains 45 incredible guitar sounds using common stomp boxes and a few unique techniques, including: pick scraping, police siren, ghost slide, church bell, jaw harp, delay swells, looping, monkey´s scream, cat´s meow, race car, pickup tapping, and much more.
DescriptionAs a founding member and guitarist of progressive rock group Scale the Summit, Chris Letchford has earned a reputation as one of the genre´s most technically fluent and unique players, seamlessly blending such diverse styles as jazz, instrumental rock and metal.Equally adept on six-, seven-, or even eight-string Guitar, Latchford focuses on the six-string variety in Progressive Rock Guitar Licks, but includes a bonus section for the seven-string player.The 65 licks that comprise Progressive Rock Guitar Licks are demonstrated on the accompanying video and notated in both standard notation and tab. The licks are grouped according to the scales from which they are derived (A major, D harmonic minor, E Lydian, etc.) and include backing tracks, so you can immediately practice the licks with a full band.Techniques covered include: melodic and syncopated phrasing; slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs; right- and left-hand tapping; alternate and sweep picking; string skipping; string bending; palm muting; arpeggios; vibrato; and more. The price of this book includes access to video and audio tracks online, for download or streaming, using the unique code inside the book.
DescriptionSince if first appeared in the 1930s, the concise, clear content of the best-selling A Tune A Day series has revolutionised music-making in the classroom and the home. Now, for the first time, C Paul Herfurth’s original books have been completely rewritten with new music and the latest in instrumental technique for a new generation of musicians. The A New Tune A Day books have the same logical, gentle pace, and keen attention to detail, but with a host of innovations: the inclusion of an audio CD – with actual performances and backing tracks – will make practice even more fun and exciting, and the explanatory diagrams and photographs will help the student to achieve the perfect technique and tone. The book contains: Advice on equipment Instructions for an effective technique and a comfortable posture Explanatory section on reading drum notation Easy-to-follow lessons on clear, uncluttered pages Audio CD with a virtuoso performance, backing tracks and audio examples Compatible with A New Tune A Day for Electric Guitar and A New Tune A Day for Bass Guitar Tests to check progress and comprehension Useful pull-out library of drum grooves. An all-round drummer Chris Baker played jazz in his early years in the English Midlands, before relocating to Los Angeles to study under some of the legends of modern drumming: Steve Houghton (Woody Herman), Ralph Humphries (Frank Zappa) and Joe Porcaro (Frank Sinatra). Chris has toured internationally and records with a wide range of important ensembles. He continues to develop headhandsfeet, a successful teaching practice. Chris currently divides his time between London and the Midlands.
Media Type : Book/CD SetLevel : Beginning-IntermediateMusical Genre : Celtic/IrishNumber of pages : 104This book teaches the most crucial function of a chord instrument in the Celtic seisún (session)- that of playing tasteful, interesting, imaginative, and supportive improvised accompaniment. Celtic Back-Up presents accurate and directly applicable information on the theory, conception, stylistic considerations, procedures, and resources for accompaniment. Every facet of seisún accompaniment is thoroughly explored. With this book you will come to understand why many of our Celtic authors are reluctant to suggest chord accompaniment with their melodies in the first place; the idea is to be open to fresh ideas and improvise the accompaniment as you go.
Alfred´s Ultimate Piano Play-Along books give you everything you need to perform your favorite songs from the world of rock ´n roll, movies, Broadway and more! Each book contains Easy Piano arrangements, lyrics and an accompaniment CD. Each selection is paired with two tracks. With amazing clarity and homage to the original recordings, the performance track demonstrates how the final performance should sound. Additionally, an accompaniment track omits the keyboard, providing a professional orchestral background to your own great performance. This series is certain to improve sight-reading skills, rhythm and style, as well as offering hours of ultimate karaoke fun. Titles: As Time Goes By * Fame * Theme from New York, New York * Over the Rainbow * The Rose * Singin´ in the Rain * Someone to Watch Over Me * The Wind Beneath My Wings.
Alfred´s Ultimate Piano Play-Along books give you everything you need to perform your favorite songs from the world of rock ´n roll, movies, Broadway and more! Each book contains Easy Piano arrangements, lyrics and an accompaniment CD. Each selection is paired with two tracks. With amazing clarity and homage to the original recordings, the performance track demonstrates how the final performance should sound. Additionally, an accompaniment track omits the keyboard, providing a professional orchestral background to your own great performance. This series is certain to improve sight-reading skills, rhythm and style, as well as offering hours of ultimate karaoke fun. Titles: The Days of Wine and Roses * Don´t Get Around Much Anymore * I Get a Kick Out of You * I´ve Got You Under My Skin * My Funny Valentine * Summertime * Volare * Witchcraft