Techniques, Sight Reading and Improvisation Books and DVD/Videos

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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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  • 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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  • How to Read Music, Series: Music Instruction - Softcover
    Item # QTT418996
    | Mfg # 137870
    | UPC # 888680029173
    Music notation is a language that has been developing for thousands of years; even the manner in which we read music today has been around for several centuries. In learning to read music, we encounter basic symbols for pitch, duration, and timing. As we advance, we learn about dynamics, expression, timbre, and even special effects. How to Read Music will introduce you to the basics, then provide more advanced information. As a final reward for a...
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  • I Can Read Music – Book 3 - Early Intermediate Reading
    Item # QKM178272
    | Mfg # 420233
    | UPC # 674398204205
    Following the motivational format of books 1 and 2, the third book in this series also features StoryRhymes and Sightreading Bonanzas, to create an effective reading “booster.” Series: Faber Piano Adventures®  Publisher: Faber Piano Adventures Format: BOOK  Author: Nancy Faber Author: Randall Faber Piano Level: Early Intermediate ReadingInventory #HL 00420233 ISBN: 9781616772277 UPC: 674398204205 Publisher Code: FF1227 W...
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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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  • Modern Reading Text in 4/4 For All Instruments
    Item # QIU167684
    | Mfg # HAB00003
    | UPC # 029156061369
    This book has become a classic in all musicians' libraries for rhythmic analysis and study. Designed to teach syncopation within 4/4 time, the exercises also develop speed and accuracy in sight-reading with uncommon rhythmic figures. A must for all musicians, especially percussionists interested in syncopation.
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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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  • Solo Workout Book for C, Bb, Eb Instruments with CD
    Item # QIU179372
    | Mfg # SWO
    | UPC # 663389104020
    The Solo Workout by Andrew D. Gordon can be used by any musician who wants to improve their improvisational skills in Blues, Rock & Funk styles. This product consists of 15, 3 minute rhythm tracks so that any musician can try out soloing ideas while playing along to drums, bass, guitar and keyboards. There are 4 Rock Groooves, 6 Funk Grooves and 5 Blues grooves played in different keys and tempos. The book shows the chord progressions used in...
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  • Succeeding with a Notespeller - Grade 2B Student Book
    Item # QKM372883
    | Mfg # FJH2209
    | UPC # 674398231096
    This artistic book with brilliant colors andclever activities is so attractive that childrencan’t wait to turn the pages to seewhat comes next! Note reading is reinforcedwith emphasis on intervals. Some of the conceptsare: reading ledger lines above, below andin between the grand staff; intervals of a6th; enharmonics; and C, G, D, A, and F scales.Any 2nd-3rd year student will benefit fromthe note reading and intervallic drills coveredin thi...
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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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