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Piano Progress Studies Book 2 is part of The Waterman/Harewood Piano Series, which displays the thoroughness, imagination and sense of discovery that are key features of teaching. The excellence of the musical material, the clear printing and the attractive presentation of the books have been universally acclaimed. The series is established as one of the foremost modern piano methods. Author Fanny Waterman is one of the most outstanding piano teachers of our time. Joint founder, with Marion Harewood, of the Leeds International Piano Competition, her ever growing list of prize-winning pupils has brought her international renown.
Following on from the first three books in The Young Violinist's Repertoire series, this volume is for the player already familiar with first and third positions. It presents a broad range of European music from three centuries, including some beautiful but relatively unfamiliar pieces by Handel, Leopold Mozart and others. Priority has been given to melodic pieces demanding a sustained legato, so that players are introduced to the cantabile style, which so important to violin playing. The technical level in this book covers approximately grades 3-5.
Following on from the first two books in the The Young Violinist's Repertoire series, this book presents pieces of moderate difficulty (grades 2-4) that give plenty of scope for development of the bow arm, introduce spiccato and require some finesse of execution. There is also ample opportunity for the introduction of vibrato. The first ten pieces are in first position enabling the player to master the basics of a sound technique before undertaking the crucial step to third position - this should prepare the ground for players as they tackle larger scale works as by now they will have already met many of the techniques and playing styles that these will require. **ABRSM selected pieces (Violin 2012-2015): March of the Hunters (Weber) Gavotte from Suite BWV1012 (J.S. Bach)
With Violin Playtime Book 3, the beginner violinist can make music from the very first lessons. In the three books that make up this series, there are over a hundred little pieces, a treasure-trove of attractive tunes - some traditional, some by composers of the past, some newly composed. This is more then just an easy anthology, as the underlying approach is 'learn as you play', and a carefully devised ground plan of technical development makes it a manual in disguise, a tutor without text. This book is for players of about grade 2. Lively illustrations contribute visually to the excitement of learning the violin. Violin Playtime Book 1 caters for players from the beginning to around grade 1, while Violin Playtime Book 2 is for those firmly within grade 1. **ABRSM selected piece (Violin 2008-2011): To the Maypole (Trad.)
With Violin Playtime, the beginner violinist can make music from the very first lessons. In the three books that make up the series, there are over a hundred little pieces, a treasure-trove of attractive tunes - some traditional, some by composers of the past, some newly composed. This is more then just an easy anthology, as the underlying approach is 'learn as you play', and a carefully devised ground plan of technical development makes it a manual in disguise, a tutor without text. This book takes a player from the very beginning to about Grade 1. Lively illustrations contribute visually to the excitement of learning the violin. Violin Playtime Book 2 caters for players at around Grade 1, while Violin Playtime Book 3 is for those approaching Grade 2.
The Complete Country Dance Tunes from Playford's The Dancing Master is the classic compendium of English country dance tunes. First published in 1651 it went through eighteen editions in almost 80 years. In its day it was the most popular collection of its kind and engendered numerous imitations. The tunes selected by Playford and his successors were taken from many sources and demonstrate the extraordinary richness and vitality of popular melody in England during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. This book brings together, for the first time under one cover, 535 tunes and their variants from the eighteen original editions. It provides a fund of musical material for performers, whether folk musicians or baroque instrumentalists, and for class and instrumental music teachers. It is also an invaluable reference book for anyone interested in the history of English music.
The Second Book of Trumpet Solos is for the player who already has a firm grasp of basic technique and range and is keen to develop his/her own playing skills further. This book covers music equivalent to ABRSM Grades 5-7 level and will prepare young players for the sonata and concerto repertoire they will encounter in the later grades. The pieces are arranged in order of increasing technical difficulty and have been chosen from as wide a range of composers and styles as possible. Notes on performance and technique are included for each piece at the back of the book.
First Book Of Trumpet Solos is arranged and edited by John Miller and John Wallace with piano accompaniment, and provides a broad selection of musical material - spanning almost 500 years - for players with little or no experience of the instrument. It takes the trumpeter from his or her very first lesson up to a standard equivalent to Associated Board Grade 4. The pieces are arranged in order of increasing difficulty, with essential skills introduced in a carefully planned progression making this a valuable component to any teaching method.
Cats is Andrew Lloyd Webber's brilliant musical adaptation of T.S.Eliot's much loved classic, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, and has delighted audiences all over the world. Here are descant recorder arrangements for five of the best numbers from the show with piano accompaniment.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's brilliant musical adaptation of T.S.Eliot's much loved classic. Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, has delighted audiences all over the world. This is a selection for descant and treble recorder with piano, arranging five of the best numbers from the show including popular classics, 'Memory', 'The Old Gumbie Cat', and 'Skimbleshanks'. Please note, these are the two recorder parts only, the complete set (including duet parts and piano accompaniment) are available separately
Andrew Lloyd Webber's brilliant musical adaptation of T.S.Eliot's much loved classic. Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, has delighted audiences all over the world. Here is a selection for descant recorder and piano for five of the best numbers from the show - which include Memory, Bustopher Jones, and Skimbleshanks.