The Cambridge Companion to the Violin (Cambridge Companions to Music)

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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Violin For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Violin For Dummies, 2nd Edition
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The bestselling guide to teaching yourself the violin just got better Despite being one of the most popular musical instruments for budding musicians, the violin has a reputation as being amongst the most difficult to learn. But no longer. Violin for Dummies is packed with the information you need to learn the art of this beautiful instrument, whether you’re looking to get a head start before taking up lessons or are already studying with a tutor but want a little boost. With this book you have everything you need to get started. Even if you’ve never read a note of….

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing the Fiddle

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 Complete Scale Book of Jazz, Modal, and Exotic Scales for Violin: Jazz, Modal and Exotic Scales

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 violin, then you really do need this book to fully explore the multitude of improvisational opportunities that lie herein. Starting….

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Violin [With CD] (Take the Lead)

Violin [With CD] (Take the Lead) Jazz
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Take the Lead is a terrific series of books for all instrumentalists, young and old. Eight jazz classics are arranged for each instrument as stand-alone solos, or all the instruments can play together. Each song includes chord symbols in concert pitch for use by piano or guitar, or the player can use the full backing track from the CD as accompaniment. The CD also includes tuning notes and full version demonstration tracks of each song to help each musician learn the song. It’s a great all-around package at a great price, and perfect for the band student who is looking….

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The Contemporary Violinist: Book/CD Pack

The Contemporary Violinist: Book/CD Pack
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(Fretted). Learn some of the most important fiddle and violin styles in the world! With this book and the help of the practice tracks available through iTunes, players will be guided through dozens of left- and right-hand exercises and tunes designed to help develop the feel of a variety of styles and ways they can be used for improvisation. Includes an introduction by Turtle Island String Quartet, and photos and quotes from dozens of musicians. Author Julie Lyonn Lieberman has also written Improvising Violin , You Are Your Instrument and Planet Musician , and has taught thousands of string players….

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The Fiddler's Fakebook: The Ultimate Sourcebook For The Traditional Fiddler

The Fiddler's Fakebook: The Ultimate Sourcebook For The Traditional Fiddler
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(Music Sales America). This book has become the industry standard for fiddlers due to its comprehensive amount of instruction and great songs that it packs into one convenient collection. Contains nearly 500 jigs, reels, rags, and hornpipes from all the major fiddling traditions. It also includes extensive information on regional styles, bowing, ornamentation, and even record companies that specialize in folk and fiddle music. It also includes an exhaustive discography as well as a standard song index along with an index of “alternate titles” that some of the songs may be recognized as. The enormous wealth of material in the….

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We're the Light Crust Doughboys from Burrus Mill: An Oral History

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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, commercial….

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