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When Irish Eyes Are Smiling by Ryan Haines. For little big band (Alto sax, Tenor sax, Baritone sax, 2 Trumpets, 1 Trombone, Rhythm). Medium. Score and set of parts. Published by Walrus Music Publishing (WA.60263). This bossa setting of the turn of the century classic uses smooth altered chord changes and features trumpet 2 on flugel. Solo chords included in everyone's parts. Alternate part included to feature alto sax in place of trumpet 2. Trumpet 1 to one written high D. A,T,B,2 Trps, 1 Bone, Rhy.
Genres: Irish, St. Patrick's Day, World, Celebrations
Learn to Play the Flute in the Traditional Irish Style by Mickie Zekley. For Flute. Methods. Lark in the Morning. Celtic/Irish. Beginning-Intermediate. DVD. Duration 55 minutes. Published by Lark in the Morning (MB.DVD183). Instruction on how to hold the flute, embouchure and breathing technique (the secret of Irish flute tone.) Mickie Zekley (the founder of Lark In The Morning) demystifies ornamentation including taps, cuts, rolls, multiple rolls, slides, triplets, finger vibrato, and diaphragm pulsing. Also included are examples of tunes in different rhythms including the jig, slip jig, reel, hornpipe, polka and air. Most of the techniques taught can also be applied to the pennywhistle and modern flute.
Genres: Celtic, Irish, St. Patrick's Day, World, Celebrations
Harp & Voice by Laurie Riley. For Harp (Folk/Celtic). Rhythm/Backup. Lark in the Morning. Celtic/Irish. Multiple Levels. DVD. Duration 55 minutes. Published by Lark in the Morning (MB.DVD169). This is an excellent guide introducing simple techniques that will enable you to develop your own accompaniment arrangements, freeing you from written music and enhancing your creative ability. Easy-to-understand explanations of techniques for all levels.
Genres: Celtic, Folk, Irish, St. Patrick's Day, World, Celebrations
Doumbek With Jonathan Kessler by Jonathan Kessler. For Percussion. Methods. Lark in the Morning. World Music. Multiple Levels. DVD. Published by Lark in the Morning (MB.DVD105). The Dumbek DVD covers beginning to advanced techniques in the Arabic drumming style - the clearest, most exciting way to play the dumbek. Features unique "play along" sections accompanied by a full band so you can apply the rhythms in a musical setting. It takes you through simple rhythms in an easy to learn manner. You'll learn these important Middle Eastern rhythms: Beledi, Maqsum, Chiftetelli, Malfuf, Khaligi, Ayyub and Karsilamas. You'll also learn advanced skills such as switching rhythms and developing your internal time sense, as well as how to play dumbek for bellydancers.
Oud with John Varton by John Varton. For Oud. Methods. Lark in the Morning. World Music. Beginning. DVD. Duration 29 minutes. Published by Lark in the Morning (MB.DVD108). This instructional video by John Vartan for the oud (the Arabic lute) teaches you all the basics including: History, Design, Styles, Tuning,Technical Information, Picking Technique, Scales, Exercises, Flats and Sharps, Modes or Maqams and includes musical examples to play along with. Video is for out tuned EABEAD.
Hammered Dulcimer: Advanced Techniques and Celtic Styling by Elizabeth Clark. For Dulcimer (Hammered). Technic. Lark in the Morning. All Styles. Advanced. DVD. Duration 55 minutes. Published by Lark in the Morning (MB.DVD166). Elizabeth Zekley (Clark) shows you the elements of Celtic styling on the hammered dulcimer. Included are hammer techniques, rolls, triplets, grace notes, chord notes and arranging for the dulcimer.
Genres: Celtic, St. Patrick's Day, World, Celebrations
Learn to Play Irish Tenor Banjo & Mandolin by Seamus Egan. For Banjo (Tenor). Methods. Lark in the Morning. Celtic/Irish. Beginning-Intermediate. DVD. Duration 55 minutes. Published by Lark in the Morning (MB.DVD184). Tuning, basic melody, techniques including: picking, triplets, slides, moving triplets, long notes, different rhythms and repertoire. Sample tunes include Star of Munster, Reconciliation, Maid Behind the Bar, Saddle the Pony, Morning Dew, Japanese Hornpipe, Masonis Apron, Plains of Boyle, Tamlin and more. Seamus was born in Offaly, Ireland. He started playing button accordion at 3 years of age and the banjo when he was 6 years old. Seamus now lives in the USA and performs regularly. This video is recommended for players of the Tenor Banjo, Mandolin, Cittern, Mandola and Irish Bouzouki who want to learn the Irish Style.
Genres: Celtic, Irish, St. Patrick's Day, World, Celebrations
Airs and Dances (A Collection of Scottish Strathspeys for Violin and Other Melody Instruments). Edited by Mara Shea. For Fiddle. Songbook. Scottish. Intermediate-Advanced. Book + Online Audio. 118 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.22123). ISBN 9780786683161. Scottish. 8.75" x 11.75" inches. Airs & Dances is a collection of Scottish strathspeys (rugged, lyrical dance tunes) for violin and other melodic instruments. Strathspeys are usually played slower than reels, with many long-short dotted rhythmic patterns. This compilation features some of the best-known strathspeys as well as some of the quirkier, rarer tunes in this wonderful repertoire. The pieces are arranged chronologically. The melodies as written are the skeletons of the tunes, without much additional information like bowings, dynamics, and articulations. This presentation allows the reader to both learn the melodies in their most general sense as well as use their creative judgment to vary each tune's melody and nuances. Each piece is framed with historical and cultural context, and audio is available online. 118 pages.
Genres: Scottish, World
Spanish Dance by Enrique Granados (1867-1916). For string orchestra. Concert and Contest. Easy. Score and parts. Published by Wingert-Jones Publications (WJ.3033671).
Genres: Classical, Spanish, World
Irish Faire by Soon Hee Newbold. For string orchestra. FJH Developing Strings. Full set (score and parts). Score only also available: ST6252S. Grade 2. Score and set of parts. Duration 1:15. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.ST6252). Experience Celtic festivals, maypoles, and country fairs in this spirited and lively piece. Set in an easy 6/8 time, players are transported back to a time of ancient dances and celebrations in Ireland. The lower voices begin with bagpipe drones as violins take on the first theme. Infectious melodies and secondary themes complete this endearing piece. Students have a chance to work on bow distribution, hooked bowing, pizzicato and dynamics. About 2011 Midwest Clinic Performance Pieces This title was performed at the 2011 Midwest Clinic, the largest band and choral educational conference in the United States. Over thirty performances are given each year by diverse ensembles of varying levels - elementary school, high school, college, military and more. Each performance title is carefully selected and represents the very best in educational sheet music. The Midwest Clinic aims to raise the standards of music education while supporting teachers and music educators.
Genres: Classical, Irish, St. Patrick's Day, World, Celebrations