Techniques, Sight Reading and Improvisation Books and DVD/Videos

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  • 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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  • 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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  • There are two ways to approach writing a cookbook – and this goes for cooking food and cooking up some great music. One way is to give you a bunch of recipes and tell you, “Here's how to make this dish, or here's how to play this tune.” Another way is to teach you how to cook. In other words, by providing you with techniques for mixing flavors, the knowledge of when, where, and how to apply heat, and ideas on how to add your own...
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  • Guides to Band Masterworks - Volume IV - Softcover
    Item # QTT378042
    | Mfg # 123644
    | UPC # 884088961015
    Guides to Band Masterworks with downloadable student workbooks provides band directors with a ready-made curriculum developed to incorporate comprehensive-musicianship training through quality band literature. When incorporating unit studies as a regular part of the band curriculum, students move beyond simply rehearsing pieces for a concert. They develop long-lasting benefits, growing as musicians and learning to love the music they perform. Eve...
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  • Hank Jones - The Jazz Master Classic Series from NYU, 2-DVD-Set
    Item # DD0326
    | Mfg # 320783
    | UPC # 884088253899
    Series: DVD Publisher: Artists House Medium: DVD ISBN: 1423446089 Artist: Hank Jones Part of being an artist is being a teacher. Directly or indirectly, through their work or their words, artists teach. In this series of DVDs, some of the most important jazz artists are presented in a unique master class setting. They perform, they talk about their lives and work, students play for them and they comment and instruct those students. Student...
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  • Series: String Letter Publishing Publisher: String Letter Publishing Format: Softcover Author : Various Authors Whether it's coping with overuse problems, conquering performance anxiety, or just keeping your body in great string-playing shape, experts from the pages of Strings magazine will help you in all areas of player wellness. This handy guide includes helpful tips from performers, teachers, students and doctors to keep you playing at...
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  • Motion Studies for Drumset is packed with exercises that will enable one to develop a high degree of fluency getting around the drum kit when playing fills or solos. These musical exercises explore some of the infinite possibilities relating sound to a variety of motions to develop freedom of movement on the drums. Covers: Clockwise and counterclockwise motions; Paradiddle inversions; Vertical, horizontal and diagonal inversions of paradiddle-did...
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  • Practice Personalities: What's Your Type? - Reference DVD
    Item # DD1366
    | Mfg # 121577
    | UPC # 884088925178
    Identifying and Understanding the Practice Personality Type in the Music StudentIn this DVD, a companion to the bestselling book of the same name,Thornton Cline discusses the challenges and benefits of correctpracticing. Cline reveals the nine practice personalities he hasdiscovered through interviews with more than 1,000 music students andover 25 years of teaching experience. Students representing the ninepractice personalities perform on their ...
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  • Private Voice Studio Handbook - Guidebook to Teaching Vocals - Softcover
    Item # QTT387633
    | Mfg # 740185
    | UPC # 073999146554
    No voice teacher can afford to be without the updated and revised editon of The Private Voice Studio Handbook, a comprehensive and practical guide for beginning or improving the work of the independent instructor. The topics addressed include: mission and policy statements; studio equipment and organization; auditioning and accepting new students; practice agenda for students; the importance of teaching music reading; repertoire for beginners; pl...
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