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  • Your students will stretch, breathe, move, and make noise along with Pat and Sam on the video/DVD. These fun exercises help them to increase airflow and stamina, improve tone and breath control, reduce body tension, and raise energy level and focus. Using The Breathing Gym in your rehearsal is easy! Just include a few breathing exercises in the warm-up, or do an exercise or two between pieces for a change of pace and a chance to refocus. Beginnin...
  • Your students will stretch, breathe, move, and make noise along with Pat and Sam on the video/DVD. These fun exercises help them to increase airflow and stamina, improve tone and breath control, reduce body tension, and raise energy level and focus. Using The Breathing Gym in your rehearsal is easy! Just include a few breathing exercises in the warm-up, or do an exercise or two between pieces for a change of pace and a chance to refocus. Beginnin...
  • Breathing Gym Daily Workout DVD
    Item # DD0626
    | Mfg # BGDW
    | UPC # 757783844795
    Great Breathing = Great Music! Learn the breathing exercises in the Breathing Gym first, and then join Sam and Patrick in their NEW DVD: Breathing Gym Daily Workouts. Practical Applications for Musical Improvement Enjoy and Learn with Sam and Patrick as they present sequences of Breathing Gym exercises specifically designed to address: Warming Up Tone Phrasing Articulations Dynamics and Advanced Training Special Bonus! 2 Pre-Perf...
  • How to Play from a Real Book - Softcover
    Item # QIF324769
    | Mfg # 312097
    | UPC # 884088548186
    All musicians should be able to sit down at the keyboard and make sense of a tune. With that goal in mind, every instrumentalist and singer can profit from this book. It covers many techniques for exploring, understanding, and performing the songs found in real books. You will learn how to analyze the form and harmonic structure, insert an introduction, interpret the melody, improvise on the chords, construct bass lines, voice the chords, add sub...
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  • Bebop Licks for E-Flat Instruments Book with CD
    Item # QIU290852
    | Mfg # 311856
    | UPC # 884088328337
    A Dictionary of Melodic Ideas for Improvisation Series: Jazz Instruction Format: Softcover with CD Author : Les Wise Written for the musician who is interested in acquiring a firm foundation for playing jazz, this unique book/CD pack examines the phrases of the masters! The book features standard notation, with over 800 licks to help you play like your heroes. The accompanying CD contains helpful note-for-note demonstrations of every lick t...
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  • Ear Training - The Complete Guide for All Musicians
    Item # QTT233481
    | Mfg # 695198
    | UPC # 073999837063
    Book & CD Package This book and double CD pack takes you step by step through MI's well-known Ear Training course. Complete lessons and analysis include: basic pitch matching - singing major and minor scales - identifying intervals - transcribing melodies and rhythm - identifying chords and progressions - seventh chords and the blues - modal interchange, chromaticism, modulation - and more! Learn to hear and to visualize on your instrument. T...
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  • Play at First Sight Book & CD by Lalo Davila
    Item # QIU254137
    | Mfg # 27032
    | UPC # 038081292205
    Play at First Sight is a unique and comprehensive approach to help improve sight reading skills. It will strengthen your ability to recognize rhythms quickly and perform them as confidently as possible. The more you practice the exercises and variation possibilities on each page, the more at ease you will become at sight reading rhythms. The enclosed play along CD incorporates a variety of musical styles and can be used with many of the exercises...
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  • Play Your Scales and Chords Every Day - Book 2
    Item # QKM372884
    | Mfg # FJH2174
    | UPC # 674398229437
    This book presents all octave major scalesand arpeggios in the order of the Circle ofFifths. Features fingering charts, practicesuggestions, Technique Tips and Did It! boxes,and four fabulous pages of photos that showa step-by-step approach to playing scales.Students acquire a technique that is consistent,musical, and easy!
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  • Scales and Tuning Exercises for Superior Bands - Book
    Item # QIU292313
    | Mfg # BB209
    | UPC #
    Scales andTuning Exercises for Superior Bands is a great resource for thoseseeking to improve their development in scale studies, intonation,and balance through chorales and harmonized studies. This book can beused as a daily warm-up for intermediate or advanced ensembles.Included is anin-depth explanation of how major and minor key signatures and scalesare constructed, as well as exercises for the students to complete.In addition to major and mi...
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  • THIS GROUND-BREAKING BOOK/CD package will show you (or your students) how to use the Major and Minor Blues Scales to improvise meaningful solos?without having to first master all the scales and chords of a tune. GOOD FOR ALL LEVELS - Essential for beginners, perfect for intermediate students, and even useful for professional players to hone their skills on this crucial?and often neglected?part of the jazz language. ACCOMPANYING CD by author...
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  • Brass Master Class - Method for All Brass Players DVD by Malte Burba
    Item # DD0239
    | Mfg # 49016686
    | UPC # 841886007031
    Not only does Malte Burba rank among the most versatile brass players of our time, he is also considered to be one of the best brass teachers worldwide. Many of his students play in leading orchestras or teach at major conservatories. One of the pillars of his pedagogy is the pioneering method developed by him for playing brass instruments which, in an absolutely logical manner, elminates all technical and embouchure-related problems. This compre...
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  • Breakthrough to Improv: The Secrets of Improvisation DVD
    Item # DD004
    | Mfg # 320266
    | UPC # 073999202663
    Breakthrough to Improv: The Secrets of Improvisation is intended for players of all instruments as a way to break through to the creative approach to playing music. Hosted by Berklee professor Dave Frank, author of Hal Leonard's popular Joy of Improv series, this DVD outlines a unique step-by-step series of practice points designed to guide you effortlessly into the process of improvisation. Whether you're a traditionally trained musician looking...
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