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$13.95

The official syllabi of The Royal Conservatory of Music are essential for teachers preparing students for examinations. Students and their parents will also benefit from the information presented in these helpful resource books. The syllabi include information about application procedures and marking systems for RCM Examinations and National Music Certificate Program Examinations, technical requirements and listings of a wide range of repertoire for each level of study, and comprehensive bibliographies of music texts and reference books.

Author:RCM Examinations
Publisher or Producer:Frederick Harris Music Company
Product#:S25
Format:Book
$12.25

The Suzuki method is an educational philosophy with the goal of developing high music standards & nurturing beautiful character in children through a positive musical environment. Developed by Shinichi Suzuki, the Suzuki method utilizes a series of teaching principles to build musical skills through immersive learning, positive reinforcements, and self-paced learning.

Contents are: Principles of Study and Guidance * Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Variations (Shinichi Suzuki) * Lightly Row (Folk Song) * Song of the Wind (Folk Song) * Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Folk Song) * O Come, Little Children (Folk Song) * May Song (Folk Song) * Long, Long Ago (T.H. Bayly) * Allegro (Shinichi Suzuki) * Perpetual Motion (Shinichi Suzuki) * Allegretto (Shinichi Suzuki) * Andantino (Shinichi Suzuki) * Etude (Shinichi Suzuki) * Minuet 1, Minuett III from Suite in G Minor for Klavier, BWV 822 (J.S. Bach) * Minuet 2, Minuet, BWV Anh. II 116 from Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach (J.S. Bach) * Minuet 3, Minuet BWV Anh. II 114/Anh. III 183 (J.S. Bach) * The Happy Farmer from Album for the Young, Op. 68, No. 10 (R. Schumann) * Gavotte (F.J. Gossec).

Revised edition features:
New engravings in a 9" x 12" format
New editing of pieces, including bowings and fingerings
16 additional pages
Additional exercises, some from Dr. Suzuki, plus additional insight and suggestions for teachers
Glossary of terms in English, French, German and Spanish
Musical notation guide
Fingerboard position
New photos

Composer:Shinichi Suzuki
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-0144S
Format:Book
$7.65

This is a complete ukulele course for the beginner that is easy and fun to play. You will learn to play accompaniments and chords to many popular folk songs including Little Brown Jug, When the Saints Go Marching In, Scarborough Fair, Greensleves and many more.

Author:Morton Manus
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-1892
Format:Book
$44.95

With its wealth of information on how technique can be tastefully applied, Back-Up Banjo is the definitive book on the subject of banjo accompaniment. Since a banjo player in a band plays accompaniment at least 75% of the time, it is extremely important to master playing in this style. Janet Davis offers specific suggestions for accompanying a vocalist or instrumentalist in a variety of styles-- and then provides musical examples illustrating her points. Janet breaks her concepts down into their basic components, making them crystal clear in lay terms. The various back-up techniques are separated into categories determined by song tempo, by lead instrument being accompanied, and by the area of the fingerboard in which the chords are being played. In notation and tablature.

This set includes a companion 2-CD set which demonstrates the examples in the book.

Author:Janet Davis
Publisher or Producer:Mel Bay Publications
Product#:MB93771BCD
Format:Book & CD
$34.95

This comprehensive book contains 139 solos for the 5-string banjo. Arranged by Neil Griffin, Mark Barnett, Karl Kurth, Carl Jackson, and Bob Forrest, this book is the perfect resource to expand you repertoire of solo pieces. The Complete Banjo Book contains no text and should not be considered a method book, but rather a superb collection of intermediate to advanced solos. These pieces reflect contemporary concepts of both Scruggs style and melodic/chromatic styling. While most of these tunes are written in both standard notation and tablature, a few are in tab only.

Author:Mel Bay Publications
Publisher or Producer:Mel Bay Publications
Product#:MB93723
Format:Book
$37.95

One of the very best G tuning five-string bluegrass banjo methods available! The book teaches how to pick out tunes single-string style (one note at a time), how to play chord accompaniment, and how to play solos in the full three-finger, bluegrass style. Topics include note and tab reading, chord background styles, traditional bluegrass techniques, fills and endings, use of the capo, rolls, slides, hammers, pull-offs, choking, harmonics, and up-the-neck playing. In notation and tablature.

Author:Neil Griffin
Publisher or Producer:Mel Bay Publications
Product#:MB93345
Format:Book
$26.95

Beginning bluegrass banjo instruction. The first true beginner's book revealing the secrets of 3 finger Earl Scruggs type banjo picking. Clearly illustrated with over 40 photographs, it includes basic rolls, exciting and easy to play song arrangements, and up the neck breaks. The companion audio CD includes Boil Them Cabbage Down, Cripple Creek, John Hardy, Black Mountain Rag, Little Maggie, and Kicking Mule. All songs are played at 2 to 3 speeds

Author:Geoff Hohwald
Publisher or Producer:Cassette & Video Learning Systems
Product#:1-893907325
Format:Book & CD
$26.40

This book teaches everything you need to know to get started playing the banjo. Beginning with tablature reading and basic technique, you'll be guided all the way to reading music and playing great bluegrass classics like Bile That Cabbage Down, Old Joe Clark and Cluck Old Hen. With helpful tips from renowned artists such as Bela Fleck, Alison Brown and John Hartford, this comprehensive beginner's book provides a fun and unique way to get started playing this enjoyable instrument. The CD includes the exercises and songs.

Author:Tony Trischka
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-19411
Format:Book & CD
$10.95

A collection of 29 folk and bluegrass songs selected to aid the beginning baritone uke player in playing strums suitable for diverse time signatures and tempos. Includes chord diagrams for the principal chords in each key plus instruction on tuning and playing position. An ideal follow-up to Fun with the Baritone Uke.

Author:William Bay
Publisher or Producer:Mel Bay Publications
Product#:MB93356
Format:Book
$12.25

Contents are: Study Points for Volume 2 * Chorus from Judas Maccabaeus (G.F. Handel) * Musette, Gavotte II or the Musette from English Suite III in G Minor for Klavier, BWV 808 (J.S. Bach) * Hunters' Chorus from 3rd Act of the opera Der Freischutz (C.M. von Weber) * Long, Long Ago (T.H. Bayly) * Waltz, Op. 39, No. 15 for Piano (J. Brahms) * Bourrée from Sonata in F Major for Oboe, HHA IV/18, No. 8 (G.F. Handel) * The Two Grenadiers, Die beiden Grenadier, Op. 49, No. 1 for Voice and Piano (R. Schumann) * Theme from Witches' Dance (N. Paganini) * Gavotte from Mignon (A. Thomas) * Gavotte (J.B. Lully) * Minuet in G, Wo0 10, No. 2 (L. van Beethoven) * Minuet from Sei Quintetti per Archi No. 11, Op. 11, No. 5 in E Major (L. Boccherini).

Composer:Shinichi Suzuki
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-0146S
Format:Book
$8.95

Learn from the very beginning to the most advanced techniques with this introduction to playing the mandolin. This handy guide includes sections on chords, strum patterns, melodies, single-string studies, and much more. Examples are in standard notation and tablature so there is no need to read music. Includes the simple tunes: Jessie James • The Banks of Ohio • Sitting on Top of the World.

Author:Bob Grant
Publisher or Producer:Music Sales America
Product#:HL14003848
Format:Book
$10.30

Contents are: Berceuse, Wiegenlied or Lullaby, Op. 98, No. 2 (F. Schubert) * Tonalization: The Moon over the Ruined Castle (R. Taki) * Gavotte (J.B. Lully) * Minuet from Sei Quintetti for Archi No. 11, Op. 11, No. 5 in E Major (L. Boccherini) * Tonalization: The Moon over the Ruined Castle (R. Taki) * Scherzo (C. Webster) * Minuet in G, Wo0 10, No. 7 for Piano (L. van Beethoven) * Gavotte in C Minor, Gavotte en Rondeau from Suite in G Minor for Klavier, BWV 822 (J.S. Bach) * Minuet No. 3, BWV Anh. II 114/Anh. III 183/Anh. II, 115 (J.S. Bach) * Humoresque, Op. 101, No. 7 for Piano (A. Dvorák) * La Cinquantaine (Gabriel-Marie) * Allegro Moderato from Sonata I in G, BWV 1027 for Viola da Gamba (J.S. Bach).

Composer:Shinichi Suzuki
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-0483S
Format:Book