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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
Scottish Airs and Dances for Two Violins. (or Solo Violin). By Anne C. Witt. For Violin. Solos. Bill's Music Shelf. Scottish. Beginning-Intermediate. Book. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.22250). ISBN 9780786683383. Scottish. 8.5" x 11" inches. The twenty-five pieces in this collection date back to eighteenth and nineteenth century Scotland. Music was passed around among professional and amateur musicians, hand copied, and ended up in slightly different versions in many collections. The Airs were originally songs or for solo violin. The Dances - strathspeys, reels, jigs, a hornpipe, and the sword dance - were originally for fiddle or bagpipe. The book is arranged as a program from beginning to end - from sunrise, with "Ossians's Hymn to the Sun," to sunset, with the lullaby "O, Can Ye Sew Cushions." And no Scottish evening is complete without "Auld Lang Syne" as a finale. But one can, of course, choose to play a selection. Three of the airs are Gaelic songs. Others are tunes for which Robert Burns and other poets wrote lyrics. Two airs were composed for the violin - "Neil Gowis Lament for the Death of His Second Wife" and the anonymous "Killiecrankie,." The dances were played by fiddlers or pipers. They played (and still play) many of the same pieces. One example is "Gillie Callum," the sword dance. Originally a bagpipe tune, its range was expanded beyond the pipes' nine notes and it became a fiddle tune. The composers are anonymous except for pieces by Niel Gow (1727-1807), his son, Nathaniel Gow (1763-1831) and William Marshall (1748-1833). Niel Gow was the preeminent violinist of his day. All three composed many fiddle tunes for Scottish country dancing. Most of the pieces are presented in sets of two, and they should be played without stopping in-between, as they would be performed at a country dance. Metronome markings are given as a guideline. Guitar chords are included ad libitum. Since the first violin generally has the melody, the pieces can also be played by solo violin. The music of Scotland is unique. The airs have their own special beauty. The dances are fun to play, with lively tempos, dotted rhythms and sudden key changes. This music has long been the pleasure of country fiddlers and pipers. These new arrangements for two violins are perfect for student and teacher as well as violin colleagues.
Genres: Scottish, World
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
Bongo Grooves for Beginners by Alan Dworsky. For Percussion (Miscellaneous). Methods. World Music. Beginning. DVD. Duration 58 minutes. Published by Dancing Hands (MB.22235DVD). Learning to play the bongos has never been easier than with this new DVD from Alan Dworsky, the award-winning author of "Conga Drumming" and "How to Play Djembe." Designed for the first-time hand drummer, this video teaches fun, funky grooves that fit with all kinds of music. The instruction is clear and step-by-step, with no boring exercises. Each pattern is taught with overhead and side views, and slow motion is used to help make sure every detail is clear. The techniques used in this non-traditional approach are easy to learn and easy on the hands. Each lesson has a matching play-along track to practice with. The DVD comes with a PDF file with charts of all the patterns, and there's a section on the video explaining how to read the charts. Also included are tips on tuning and how to hold the bongos, explanations of basic rhythmic concepts, and examples of how to use the grooves to play along with recorded music or jam with friends.
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
Spanish Dance by Enrique Granados (1867-1916). For string orchestra. Concert and Contest. Easy. Score. Published by Wingert-Jones Publications (WJ.3033672).
Genres: Classical, Spanish, World
Russian Dance from The Nutcracker (Trepak). By Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Arranged by Robert W. Smith and Michael Story. Concert Band. Concert Band; Score; SmartMusic. Band Expressions Book 2. Form: Dance; Transcription. Christmas; Masterwork Arrangement; Romantic; Secular; Winter. Grade 2. 16 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.35360S). Peter Tchaikovsky composed the ballet The Nutcracker in 1891 and 1892 based on Alexandre Dumas' adaptation of E. T. A. Hoffmann's story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. This setting is targeted toward the middle of most second-year band methods. Bring Tchaikovsky into your developing band's repertoire. A grand selection!Concert/Contest; Festival.
Genres: Christmas, Romantic Period, Russian, Miscellaneous, Classical, World
Irish Faire - Score only by Soon Hee Newbold. For string orchestra. FJH Developing Strings. Score only. Full set (score and parts) also available: ST6252. Grade 2. Score only. Duration 1:15. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.ST6252S). 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
La Cavaleria de Napoles - Score only by Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710). Arranged by Deborah Baker Monday. For string orchestra. FJH Beginning Strings. Score only. Full set (score and parts) also available: ST6261. Grade 1. Score only. Duration 1:30. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.ST6261S). This ideal concert opener is also a wonderful vehicle to teach low 2 fingerings to violinists. Originally from Gaspar Sanz's Suite Espanola, the entire piece is based on several variations on a continuous bass line. Exciting and stately, this work is sure to grab hold of your audience!
Genres: Classical, Baroque Period, Spanish, World