Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life

Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life
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In this beautiful book, Pulitzer Prize—winning musician and composer Wynton Marsalis draws upon lessons he’s learned from a lifetime in jazz–lessons that can help us all move to higher ground. With wit and candor he demystifies the music that is the birthright of every American and demonstrates how a real understanding of the central idea of jazz–the unique balance between self-expression and sacrifice for the common good exemplified on the bandstand–can enrich every aspect of our lives, from the bedroom to the boardroom, from the schoolroom to City Hall. Along the way, Marsalis helps us understand the life-changing message of….

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Rock Hits for Ukulele: You CAN Play Your Favorite Songs! (Book & 2 Enhanced CDs)

Complete Idiot's Guide to Rock Hits for Ukulele 25 Great Rock Hits for Ukulele -- You CAN Play Your Favorite Songs!, Book and 2 Enhanced CDs
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This book and two CD combo is like having a friend show you how to play all your favorite songs on ukulele. You’ll learn 25 classic songs by artists like Led Zeppelin, Green Day, Radiohead, Eagles, Cream, Pink Floyd, The Allman Brothers Band, Israel “Iz” Kamakawiwo’ole, and many others. Each song is transcribed in full music notation and TAB, and comes with a lesson that contains tips, techniques, and information about the artist. We’ve even provided a short refresher course on music theory, and a huge chord dictionary in the back of the book. The two CDs contain ukulele versions….

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Trumpetology: Transform Your Ears, Tone, Time, and Technique (Book & CD Set)

Trumpetology: Transform Your Ears, Tone, Time, and Technique (Book & CD Set)
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(Book + CD) Make the daily practice of trumpet basics a delight instead of drudgery with this collection of daily 20-25 minute practice routines that cover all the basics of trumpet technique, tone, intonation, articulation, fingers, range, and flexibility.

Practicing basic skills with a rhythm section improves concentration and makes practice more fun and more musical. Improve your knowledge of these scales, improve your ears, and expand your jazz vocabulary while you work on your chops.

Play-along CD of rhythm section accompaniment (from Vol. 24) included. For intermediate to advanced trumpet players, not just jazz players. No improv required.

Singing for the Stars: A Complete Program for Training Your Voice (Book & 2 CD's)

Singing for the Stars: A Complete Program for Training Your Voice (Book & 2 CD's)
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What do Michael Jackson, Anita Baker, Natalie Cole and hundreds of other professionals have in common? They have all studied voice with Hollywood’s leading vocal coach, Seth Riggs. You can learn to sing like the pros with this complete program for training the voice.

The Voice Book: Caring For, Protecting, and Improving Your Voice

The Voice Book: Caring For, Protecting, and Improving Your Voice
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More than 30 million Americans rely on their voices for their jobs–from teachers, religious leaders, and entertainers to lawyers, executives, salespeople, and doctors. A controlled voice increases self-confidence and enhances charisma, approachability, and trustworthiness. Yet an astounding 30 percent of professionals develop preventable vocal problems that could ruin their careers. And most do not know that both the quality and tone of one’s voice can be changed. The Voice Book: Caring For, Protecting, and Improving Your Voice is a one-of-a-kind reference that will save and improve your voice, your job, and your personal life. With dozens of vocal exercises and a….

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The Power of Your Love: C Treble Clef (Flute, Oboe, Violin)

The Power of Your Love: C Treble Clef (Flute, Oboe, Violin)
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(Book). This jazzy collection features 12 sacred songs arranged for instrumental solo: Be Thou My Vision * Brethren, We Have Met to Worship * Come, Ye Sinners Poor and Needy * Lamb of God * Let It Rise * Oh, I Want to Know You More * On My Cross * The Power of Your Love * Praise to the Lord, the Almighty * Take This Life * Wonderful Words of Life * You Are My King (Amazing Love). Moderate to moderately advanced level.

Dancing in Your Head: Jazz, Blues, Rock, and Beyond

Dancing in Your Head: Jazz, Blues, Rock, and Beyond
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As music columnist for The Nation, Gene Santoro has established himself as an important new critical voice, able to write well on a broad spectrum of popular music and jazz without losing touch with the cutting edge of today’s music scene. About Nat “King” Cole, Santoro comments: “adjectives can’t describe the swinging, ingratiating self-confidence laced with tenderness that colors Nat “King” Cole’s singing. His baritone/tenor is so airy and elemental, so palpably physical, it invites you in, then surrounds you glowingly…” And on the highly successful rock band Living Colour, Santoro is no less evocative: “hardcore metal raveups slam into….

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Electrify Your Strings: The Mark Wood Improvisational Violin Method (Book & CD)

Electrify Your Strings: The Mark Wood Improvisational Violin Method (Book & CD)
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Finally – a method that teaches violinists how to improvise! Plug in and take your violin on a journey beyond the world of classical music with Mark Wood and Electrify Your Strings. With instruction right out of Mark’s famous music education program, you’ll learn about improvising solo and rhythm parts, modern string techniques, playing in a band, buying electric gear, and much, much more! Plus, there’s valuable information not just for students, but for string teachers and school musical directors alike so they can rock their orchestras! A CD is included with recorded examples plus jam tracks in different styles….

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