Strings

$8.90

Strictly Strings
Book 3 is an all-in-one technical and musical reference book for the advanced middle school and high school orchestra. It may be used as a follow-up to Book 2 or independently as a quick-reference technique and musicianship manual. Strictly Strings
Book 3 features a host of suggested fingerings and bowings, emphasizes "real" music with over forty 2- and 3-part excerpts, and allows students to work on their own.

Author:Jacquelyn Dillon, James Kjelland
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-16859
Format:Book
$8.90

Strictly Strings
Book 3 is an all-in-one technical and musical reference book for the advanced middle school and high school orchestra. It may be used as a follow-up to Book 2 or independently as a quick-reference technique and musicianship manual. Strictly Strings
Book 3 features a host of suggested fingerings and bowings, emphasizes "real" music with over forty 2- and 3-part excerpts, and allows students to work on their own.

Author:Jacquelyn Dillon, James Kjelland
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-16861
Format:Book
$14.40

Anyone can learn to play the ukulele, and play it well. No previous knowledge of music is necessary. Strum and pick both harmonies and melodies. First Lessons Ukulele provides a simple approach for learning how to play the ukulele without reading music. From the most basic necessities, such as holding the uke properly and forming simple chords, up to more advanced techniques, which include transposing, using second and third position chords, and picking and strumming melody solos. Companion CD included.

• No previous music knowledge necessary.
• Strum and pick both harmonies and melodies.
• Takes you from basic skills such as forming simple chords, to advanced techniques, such as transposing and soloing.
• Companion CD included.

Author:Jerry Moore
Publisher or Producer:Mel Bay Publications
Product#:MB20229BCD
Format:Book & CD
$7.60

This book presents melodies, lyrics and chord symbols for 22 songs to be enjoyed on the mandolin. Tuning and hand positions are briefly discussed. By the time you finish the book you will be comfortable playing 4/4, 3/4 and 2/4 rhythm chord accompaniments in the three major keys - C, G, and D. All chords are shown in picture-diagram form. Easy to comprehend, even for the absolute beginner. "So pick up your mandolin and have fun!"

Author:Mel Bay Publications
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:MB93258
Format:Book
$7.60

This is a very popular beginner's text for 5-string banjo. Written in C tuning, it shows basic chords, includes instructions for tuning and positioning, and contains many fun songs with lyrics included for singing and strumming. Companion play-along CD, VHS video, and DVD are also available.

Author:Mel Bay Publications
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:MB93268
Format:Book
$7.60

A great beginner's autoharp book containing basic technical instruction plus melody lines, chords, and lyrics for 48 folk favorites. Includes information on playing positions, fingering, strumming, glissando playing technique, and more with helpful photographs. Lyrics are placed above the music to make reading easier while playing chords.

Author:Sue Banks
Publisher or Producer:Mel Bay Publications
Product#:MB93289
Format:Book
$7.60

An ideal instructional text for any banjoist wanting to accompany singing. Each song contains a different strum pattern.

Author:William Bay
Publisher or Producer:Mel Bay Publications
Product#:MB93352
Format:Book
$7.60

Presents tuning, proper positioning, basic chords (C tuning) and folk songs for strumming and singing. Very easy to comprehend, even for the absolute beginner. The book teaches rhythm accompaniment in several meters. Each song includes lyrics and a suggested strumming pattern. A companion video is available and recommended to ensure accuracy and ease of learning.

Author:Mel Bay Publications
Publisher or Producer:Mel Bay Publications
Product#:MB93270
Format:Book
$33.95

The most complete, authoritative text available on autoharp. Teacher and author Meg Peterson presents a colorful array of songs and styles as well as a myriad of strum patterns in an easy-to-understand manner. This self-teaching course features Meg's highly acclaimed system for teaching melody solo performance on the autoharp. Each of its 48 lessons builds on the one before it, with a reference section included for those who wish to learn about music notation, theory, harmony, transposition, and chord substitution. There are 122 practice songs and many more suggested ones. Also included is information on tuning, changing strings, and altering chord position on the instrument. The CD is a stereo teaching tape with vocal instruction and performance demonstrating many of the strum patterns and tunes in the book at full tempo with a singer.

Author:Meg Peterson
Publisher or Producer:Mel Bay Publications
Product#:MB93657BCD
Format:Book & CD
$31.40

This is a handy reference manual for five-string banjo players who are interested in the three-finger style of playing. Designed to give a quick explanation of the proper or most common method for playing the banjo in various situations. Sections include Banjo Set Up, Playing Basics, Chords, 3-Finger Picking, Up the Neck, The Melodic Style, Back-Up, Song Endings, and Playing in Any Key. In tablature. The companion CD is a stereo, play-along recording.

Author:Janet Davis
Publisher or Producer:Mel Bay Publications
Product#:MB94206BCD
Format:Book & CD
$16.10

You Can Teach Yourself Mandolin is written as a teach-yourself text with play-along examples and tunes on the companion recording. In the author's words, "It is aimed at helping you get started immediately on your way to mandolinhood by giving you the basics of the mandolin and mandolin playing." With this informal, often humorous text, Dix Bruce will guide you step-by-step through the basics of learning this versatile instrument. Learn all about accompanying yourself and others, common chords, and useful strums, reading simple melodies, playing a colorful assortment of mandolin folk songs, and more. All musical examples and tunes are written in both standard notation and tablature. Diagrams of all the principal chords used on the mandolin are shown in the Chord Appendix, making this book a particularly useful study aid for the beginning mandolinist. Illustrated with drawings and photographs of vintage instruments.

Author:Dix Bruce
Publisher or Producer:Mel Bay Publications
Product#:MB94331
Format:Book
$16.10

With You Can Teach Yourself Fiddling, veteran Mel Bay author, Craig Duncan, has produced an excellent book for the beginning fiddler. Its 36 lessons teach basic techniques through specific exercises and traditional fiddle tunes. From holding the fiddle and bow correctly to playing moderately advanced tunes in double stops, Craig will guide you through each progressive step. Although it is not necessary to be able to read music at the start of this book, the author gradually introduces principles of effective note reading throughout. A unique feature of this book is that the same tune may appear in more than one lesson, increasing in difficulty with each recurrence. Each variation builds on the previous one and assists students in learning how to create their own arrangements. Even with some repetitions of the same tune, you'll find more than 50 popular fiddle tunes in the book's 80 pages. "Check points" and reviews keep you on track from cover to cover. The companion DVD/video covers the first 17 lessons from the book.

Author:Craig Duncan
Publisher or Producer:Mel Bay Publications
Product#:MB94430
Format:Book