(String Letter Publishing). Whether you're a first-time fingerstylist who's studying with a teacher or on your own, The Acoustic Guitar Fingerstyle Method by David Hamburger gives you the detailed, comprehensive instruction you need to improve your skills. This book introduces you to the two most essential fingerstyle approaches for playing American roots music: Travis picking and the steady-bass style. In each lesson, you'll learn new techniques, concepts, and chord voicings along with ways to practice and get them under your fingers. Then you can use what you just learned to play a classic song or solo break from the blues, ragtime, folk, country, and ragtime traditions. 18 In-Depth Lessons, including: Travis Picking Basics, Switching Chords, Eighth Notes and Syncopation, Picking Pattern Fills, Double Stops, and much more. 15 songs to play, including: John Henry * Delia * St. James Infirmary * Nobody's Fault but Mine * Houston Blues * Alberta * and more. Each book includes access to recordings of demonstration tracks of all the exercises and songs. Audio is accessed online using the unique code in each book.
(Lillenas Publications). The fourth in Lillenas's best-selling series of solo collections arranged especially for basses and altos. Includes 60 songs in three-stave format, with many full arrangements in a variety of styles: traditional, contemporary, and gospel.
This second edition of TIPS: The Child Voice was prepared in response to demand for an updated and expanded version of the highly successful 1997 edition. This edition takes into account the broadening base of information regarding the nature of the singing voice. Now with strategies for the voice in transition during early adolescence, as well as strategies, games and activities to nurture the voice in early childhood, you'll find more suggestions for selecting materials and more recommended sources and resources. Also new are sample materials and activities, but you'll still find TIPS to use in student portfolios. These ideas, culled from scholars and experienced teachers, should prove useful to not only music educators, but also early childhood specialists, middle school teachers, and everyone working with students during those critical times of development of our natural instrument . . . the singing voice.
(String Letter Publishing). Add to your repertoire and reinforce your technique with this collection of blues songs. Bring these songs to life by listening to the recordings online, which feature short versions of each piece, played slowly and up to tempo. Includes full guitar parts in standard notation with chords, accompanying parts, and tablature, as well as detailed notes on song origins and arrangements. The audio files are accessed online, for download or streaming, using the unique code inside each book.
These exciting collections feature new transcriptions, previously unpublished material, and some selections never before published separately from complete vocal scores. The High Voice edition features 29 songs, and the Medium/Low Voice edition has 34.
(Berklee Guide). Learn to improvise in jazz, pop, rock, gospel, and R&B, in this user-friendly guide to vocal improvisation. Regardless of your level of musical training, these discussions, exercises, and games will give you technical knowledge and confidence to improvise expressively and effectively, within a singing group or as a soloist. The accompanying CD provides demonstration and sing-along tracks for practice. You will learn icebreaker exercises, groove-based improvising ideas, how to use essential scales and modes for building express solos, scat and other "instru-vocal" techniques, and group improvisational skills.
Alfred's Top Hits series has overwhelmingly been accepted by students and teachers. This series combines just the right combination of hits from Broadway, Hollywood, television and recordings! As you might expect from Alfred, this series offers a rare combination of great music arranged with care and creativity. Your beginning and intermediate students can savor the excitement of playing pop music and reap the benefits from making practicing more fun and rewarding. Titles: Casper the Friendly Ghost * Do-Re-Mi * Edelweiss * I'm Late * I'm Popeye the Sailor Man * It's a Small World * Mickey Mouse March * My Heart Will Go On * Peter Cottontail * Puff the Magic Dragon * Rubber Duckie.
(Musicians Institute Press). Go one on one with MI instructor Ross Bolton to get that funk groove with your guitar! This book/audio pack covers: movable 7th, 9th, 13th and sus4 chords; 16th-note scratching; straight vs. swing; slides; single-note "skank" and palm muting; songs and progressions; and more. The audio includes 70 full-band tracks and is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.