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Take the Lead Swing: Violin, Book & CD
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This swinging new series from Warner Bros. Publications is guaranteed to jazz up any musician. This great book features full backing tracks, demonstration tracks, chord symbols in concert pitch, and wonderful arrangements. An essential tool in jazz education, this text is a must have for all swing lovers! Titles include: Chattanooga Choo Choo
* Choo Choo Ch’Boogie
* I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo
* In the Mood
* It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
* Jersey Bounce
* Pennsylvania 6-5000
* A String of Pearls.
The Ultimate Christmas Fake Book: for Piano, Vocal, Guitar, Electronic Keyboard & All
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(Fake Book). The 5th edition of this bestseller features 275 traditional and contemporary Christmas hits! Includes the melody line, lyrics and chords for: Away in a Manger * Blue Christmas * The Christmas Shoes * The Christmas Song * Coventry Carol * Deck the Hall * Do You Hear What I Hear * Feliz Navidad * Frosty the Snow Man * Fum, Fum, Fum * Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer * Happy Holiday * A Holly Jolly Christmas * I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day * I’ll Be Home for Christmas * Jingle-Bell Rock * Jingle Bells….

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The Light Crust Doughboys are one of the most long-lived and musically versatile bands in America. Formed in the early 1930s under the sponsorship of Burrus Mill and Elevator Company of Fort Worth, Texas, with Bob Wills and Milton Brown (the originator of western swing) at the musical helm and future Texas governor W. Lee “Pappy” O’Daniel as band manager and emcee, the Doughboys are still going strong in the twenty-first century. Arguably the quintessential Texas band, the Doughboys have performed all the varieties of music that Texans love, including folk and fiddle tunes, cowboy songs, gospel and hymns,….

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Teach Yourself Bluegrass Fiddle
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Teach yourself authentic bluegrass, with clear instructions from a professional. Covers the basics, bowing and left-handed techniques and solo backup. A section also includes personal advice on performance. Plus a complete section of the best bluegrass songs and tunes to learn from. B/w photos.
The Violin: A Research and Information Guide (Music Research and Information Guides)
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This is the first comprehensive annotated bibliography of the literature on the violin to be published in over 100 years, and provides an invaluable resource of information for musicologists, music theorists, performers, teachers, critics and many more. From the first mention of the instrument by Hans Gerle in 1532, to Ph.D dissertations from 2004, the book covers the complete span of literature on the violin in an easy-to-follow chronological format. The author has used an interdisciplinary approach and brings together the writings not only of violinists and music theorists, but also acousticians, chemists, engineers and even dentists and dermatologist among….

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The Cambridge Companion to the Violin (Cambridge Companions to Music)
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The Cambridge Companion to the Violin offers students, performers and scholars a fascinating and composite survey of the history and repertory of the instrument from its origins to the present day. The volume comprises fifteen essays, written by a team of ten specialists, and is intended to develop the violin’s historical perspective in breadth from every relevant angle. The main subjects discussed include the instrument’s structure and development; its fundamental accoustical properties; principal exponents; technique and teaching methods; solo and ensemble repertory; pedagogical literature; traditions in folk music and jazz; and aspects of historical performing practice. The text is supported….

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The World Of Count Basie (A Da Capo paperback)
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The late Count Basie is one of the jazz immortals. The master of swing, whose beat was the subtlest and supplest of all the bandleaders, Basie featured some of the great soloists in jazz history while he sat unobtrusively at the piano, keeping time with his unmatched rhythm section, showing off the surging power of his brass players, and commenting wittily with a single chord or phrase. A man and musician of reserve and modesty, Basie nonetheless will always be a landmark for his won achievements and for the jazz musicians who passed through his band. In this sociable and….

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing the Fiddle
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Instructional DVD included. Now play!

Never before has fiddling been so popular—the Riverdance phenomenon, the runaway success of Celtic Woman, and country and bluegrass sensations. Now, anyone can learn to play through the simple, step-by-step lessons provided here by an international expert and professional performer. Illustrated with finger tabs and supported by a unique instructional DVD, this will have budding musicians fiddling in no time.

•Includes a unique 90-minute instructional DVD
•Dozens of tutorial photos and songs to play throughout
•Klein is a seasoned fiddler and professional instructor
The World Of Duke Ellington
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“The ultimate in art is self-expression, not escape.”-Duke Ellington In this fascinating portrait of one of America’s greatest musical legends, longtime friend and jazz historian Stanley Dance recounts the life of the incomparable Duke Ellington in his own words and in the words of the artists who played along with him: longtime co-composer Billy Strayhorn, saxophonists Johnny Hodges and Ben Webster, trumpeters Cootie Williams and Clark Terry, drummer Sonny Greer, vocalist Alice Babs, and organist Wild Bill Davis, among many others. There are also first-hand accounts of Ellington’s world tours, performances in churches and the White House, interviews and public….

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The Complete Scale Book of Jazz, Modal, and Exotic Scales for Violin: Jazz, Modal and Exotic Scales
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This scale book explores more in depth the wide variety of scales that are usually not explored within the confines of Major or Minor scales, Many of the scales here are found in classical music, but for the most part, they are used by composers, and saved for advanced theory classes. However if you wish to expand your horizons, and become a more solid player, this is the book for you. If you love jazz, rock, and mainstream, and play cello, then you really do need this book to fully explore the multitude of improvisational opportunities that lie herein. Starting….

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