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David Hanrahan is a well-known and respected exponent of accordion music and he uses his experience to bring you an sagacious and informative guide to playing the accordion. Using a Q&A format, and by concentrating on the most frequently asked questions, he gives confidence to a developing beginner. All the fundamental skills are covered in this book, from playing first notes and adding bass notes to the function of the air valve and bellows action. With illustrations, music theory and general tips, The Box is a perfect start for those wanting to learn the accordion and provides a source of early and easy extracts and melodies.
Instruments: Bass Guitar, Accordion, Guitar, Folk
The Caledonian Companion by Alastair J. Hardie. For Fiddle. Solos. Hardie Music Press. Scottish. Multiple Levels. Book. 144 pages. Published by Hardie Press (MB.HP02). ISBN 9780946868087. Scottish. 9" x 12" inches. An internationally acclaimed collection of Scottish fiddle music and a guide to its performance by renowned Scottish fiddler Alastair J. Hardie. Contains an in-depth literary and pictorial survey of Scottish fiddling and 112 melodies with historical notes and substantial accompanying tutorial explanations such as bowing, fingering, phrasing, ornamentation, etc. Many of the authentic Scottish tunes is this book are not available in any other collection. The tunes at the beginning of the book assume a command of basic skills in playing and reading. Bowing, fingering and ornamentation peculiar to this music are then progressively introduced, equipping the player eventually with the technical know-how for tackling anything from Tullochgoram to the President. All the common major and minor keys are dealt with in turn and a system of fingering charts has been included to introduce them. Suggested bowings are included with the admonition that players with enough experience should decide on their own interpretation. The Caledonian Companion will appeal to the solo fiddler, the folk enthusiast, the devotee of traditional Scottish music and the classical violinist wanting to broaden his or her horizonsIntroduction and 112 melodies with historical notes and substantial accompanying tutorial explanations - bowing, fingering, phrasing, ornamentation etc., essential to the idiomatic performance of the style. Includes 'The President' by J Scott Skinner, ABRSM Violin Grade 8 List C alternative piece 2005-2008.
Instruments: Violin, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Scottish, World
This comprehensive book is a facsimile edition of the original collection published in 1883. It has survived over the years because it is one of the richest and most interesting of the 19th century instrumental collections as well as a resource for students of American vernacular music. Examining the cultural exchange between minstrel show, ethnic music and even classical music influenced some of the genres of what we now call American music.
Instruments: Fiddle, Folk
The Best Of Richard Galliano, for Accordion
Instruments: Accordion, Folk
Genres: Jazz & Blues
Alfred is pleased to release the album-matching folio for Evanescence's third record, The Open Door. Released in 2006, The Open Door reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top 200 Chart (2006). This book provides the lyrics along with piano and chord arrangements for all the songs on the record. Titles: Sweet Sacrifice * Call Me When You're Sober * Weight Of The World * Lithium * Cloud Nine * Snow White Queen * Lacrymosa * Like You * Lose Control * The Only One * Your Star * All That I'm Living For * Good Enough.
Instruments: Piano, Oud, Piano and Keyboard, Folk
Alfred Music Publishing is proud to offer a three-piece halftime show based on the delightful music from the Broadway and motion picture hit Little Shop of Horrors. This show is designed to be fun and accessible for both your students and audience, but also full of excellent musical opportunities. In addition to being the opener to our show, Part 1 would be great as a stands or pep band chart by starting at the optional beginning, which features the bouncy tune "Little Shop of Horrors." Give this show a listen!
Instruments: Oud, Folk
Performed by: The Beatles: Eight Days A Week Scorch file - instantly downloadable sheet music, scoring: Instrument/Vocal/Chords, instruments: Ukulele;Voice; 2 pages
Instruments: Voice, Ukulele, Vocal, Folk
Contents are: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Variations (Shinichi Suzuki) * Lavender's Blue (Folk Song) * Lightly Row (Folk Song) * The Honeybee (Folk Song) * Mary Had a Little Lamb (Folk Song) * Crickets' Song (M.K. Waddington) * Lightly Row (Folk Song) * London Bridge (Folk Song) * Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Folk Song) * Silent Night (F. Gruber) * Long, Long Ago (T.H. Bayly) * Little Playmates (F.X. Chwatal) * Chant Arabe (Anonymous) * Good-bye to Winter (Folk Song) * The Good Little King of Yvetot (Folk Song) * Andante (M.K. Waddington) * Christmas-Day Secrets (T. Dutton) * Allegro (Shinichi Suzuki) * Musette (Anonymous) * Gigue (M.K. Waddington).
Instruments: Harp, Folk, Strings
Instruments: Fiddle, Folk
Uses: Advent, Christmas Scripture: John 7:42; Micah 5:2; Luke 2:4-6 Twirling like a Hebrew dance and leaping from the pages of prophecy, this celebratory combination of folk song and carol is a jovial shout of praise for Advent. Unmistakable in its impact, the anthem sings itself while the rollicking accompaniment creates an engine of joy propelling this piece into the heart of the listener. Two well know melodies join in a ballet of sound celebrating the anticipation of the coming Messiah. Available separately: SATB, StudioTrax CD, Orchestration CD-rom (Score & parts for Flute 1&2 (Flt 2 dbl Piccolo), Oboe, Clarinet 1&2, Bassoon, Horn 1&2, Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2&3, Trombone 1&2, Bass Trombone/Tuba, Timp, Perc 1&2, Harp, Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Double Bass). Duration: ca. 3:56. New product for the week of May 21, 2012.Return Policy Exception: This product can not be returned if opened but it can be exchanged if defective, for the exact same title.
Instruments: Choir, Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Horn, Violin, Cello, Viola, Double Bass, Harp, Lute, Trumpet, Bass Trombone, Trombone, Bass Guitar, Tuba, Folk, Vocal, Woodwinds, Brass, Strings, Guitar
Irish Session Tunes - The Green Book (100 Irish Dance Tunes and Airs). Edited by Geraldine Cotter. For Flute, Tin Whistle, or Bagpipe. Music Sales America. Irish, Folk, Celtic. Book only. 64 pages. Ossian Publications #OMB141. Published by Ossian Publications (HL.14016244). ISBN 1900428563. Irish, Folk, Celtic. 8.25x12 inches. This series contains over 100 Irish dance tunes and airs in each volume. The collections contain a varied selection of widely played and lesser-known tunes, divided into different dance rhythms, and then sorted into sets of similar tunes to be played at Irish sessions. The range of the tunes are particularly suitable for the fiddle, but can be used on other instruments.The “green book” includes jigs, reels, hornpipes, set dances, slow airs and more, in simple form for musicians of all levels. Ideal for the pennywhistle, tinwhistle, flute or pipes. Songs include: Dan the Cobbler • Open the Door • Miss Monaghan • Dunphy's • The Orange Rogue • Anach Cuain • and many more.
Instruments: Flute, Bagpipe, Tin Whistle, Woodwinds, Folk
Genres: Celtic, Folk, Irish, St. Patrick's Day, World, Celebrations
By Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992). For piano or accordeon. Classical. Intermediate. Book. 6 pages. Published by XYZ
Instruments: Piano, Accordion, Piano and Keyboard, Folk
Genres: Classical, Argentinian, Latin
Alfred is pleased to release the authentic guitar TAB version of the album-matching folio for Evanescence's third record, The Open Door. Released in 2006, The Open Door reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top 200 Chart (2006). This book provides authentic guitar TAB for all the songs on the record. Titles: Sweet Sacrifice * Call Me When You're Sober * Weight Of The World * Lithium * Cloud Nine * Snow White Queen * Lacrymosa * Like You * Lose Control * The Only One * Your Star * All That I'm Living For * Good Enough.
Instruments: Guitar, Oud, Folk
By Brian Wicklund and Faith Farr. For Viola. Methods. American Fiddle Method. Bluegrass & Country. Beginning-Intermediate. Book/CD Set. 72 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc
Instruments: Viola, Fiddle, Strings, Folk
Genres: Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Country
"Bittersweet Symphony" is the lead track of The Verve's third album Urban Hymns. Released in 1997, "Bittersweet Symphony" received much success as it landed on UK and U.S. charts as well as claimed No. 382 on Rolling Stone magazine's The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Alfred Music is proud to offer the Original Sheet Music Edition of the single "Bittersweet Symphony," professionally arranged for Piano/Vocal/Chords.
Instruments: Vocal, Piano, Oud, Piano and Keyboard, Folk
Beginning The Appalachian Autoharp DVD by Sandy Silva. For Autoharp/Chromaharp. Methods. Lark in the Morning. Folk. Beginning. DVD. Duration 55 minutes. Published by Lark in the Morning (MB.DVD118). In this beginning autoharp DVD, Evo Bluestein demonstrates the main steps that make up his style of playing: Pinch strum (for rhythm accompaniment), Pinch strum (for melody picking) and Full Rhythm strum (for melody picking). Start at the beginning of the DVD. Repeat each segment, playing along with Evo, until you can duplicate what Evo is doing.
Instruments: Autoharp, Folk
By Carol Stober. For Autoharp/Chromaharp. Solos. Acoustic Music. Beginning. Book. 120 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc
Instruments: Autoharp, Folk
Genres: Valentine's Day, Celebrations
Learn to Play the English Penny Whistle Book/CD/Instrument. For Tin Whistle. Methods. Walton. British Isles. Beginning. Book/CD/Instrument. 48 pages. Published by Walton's Manufacturing Ltd (MB.WM1531). ISBN 5390731015318. British Isles. 7.67x12 inches. The tinwhistle or penny whistle is probably the easiest musical instrument to play in the world. Its sweet melodious tone will give many hours of pleasure with minimum effort. This pack has been designed with the complete beginner in mind. It is suitable for all ages from 8 years up. The whistle in this package is made from brass with a plastic mouthpiece and comes in the key of D. The finger spacing has been designed to suit all ages (8 and up). It is playable with a minimum of breath. The 48-page instructional booklet gives clear instructions on how to play the penny whistle, and does not require you to read music. Each tune is fully diagrammed to allow the complete beginner to play immediately. There are 26 great English and International tunes presented in order of difficulty, with instructions in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Japanese. The demonstration CD contains all the tunes in the book, and is a great aid to learning.
Instruments: Tin Whistle, Folk
Genres: British, World
Beginning Autoharp by Bonnie Phipps. For Other Fretted. Autoharp Method or Supplement; Method/Instruction. Book. 88 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.2222). ISBN 0882842609. This step-by-step approach to learning to play the autoharp will help beginners and teachers understand the many ways in which this versatile instrument can be used. You will learn a variety of strumming techniques, how to work the chord bars, how to use the different areas of the strings effectively, how to play songs and simple melodies, and even a brief history of how the Autoharp began and developed.
Instruments: Autoharp, Folk
Songs of Christmas for Autoharp by Meg Peterson and Dan Fox. For Autoharp/Chromaharp. SongBook. Christmas. Multiple Levels. Book. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93696). ISBN 9780871666185. Christmas. 8.75x11.75 inches. Thirty-one Christmas songs from all over the world arranged for autoharp or chromaharp. The arrangements in this book assume that the player had mastered simple strumming techniques and knows the fundamentals of autoharp playing. Many of the arrangements bring out the richness of the carols through frequent harmonic changes. Chords and lyrics are shown above the melody notes, with chords for melody playing below. Most songs in this book are arranged for a 15-chord instrument, although some require a 21 or 27-chord model.
Instruments: Autoharp, Folk
Genres: Christmas, Miscellaneous
The Beatles for Ukulele by The Beatles. Ukulele. Softcover. 72 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.700154). ISBN 1423430131. 9x12 inches. Ukulele players can strum, sing and pick along with 20 Beatles classics! Includes: All You Need Is Love • Eight Days a Week • Good Day Sunshine • Here, There and Everywhere • Let It Be • Love Me Do • Penny Lane • Yesterday • and more.
Instruments: Ukulele, Folk
Genres: Classic Rock, Rock
Contents: The Unfaithful Lover
Instruments: Choir, Folk, Vocal
Hymns for Autoharp by Meg Peterson. For Autoharp/Chromaharp. SongBook. Sacred. Beginning-Intermediate. Book. 56 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93617). ISBN 9780871667182. Sacred. 8.75x11.75 inches. Gospel music is rooted in the folk tradition of America. It is music from the heart and soul and appears wherever people gather to express their spiritual joy. Folk instruments such as the guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, and autoharp lend themselves to this kind of group singing. They can provide simple accompaniments or carry the melody in a small group of a full fledged revival. The autoharp blends in well with the spirit and harmonics of these hymns. The first section of this book is chorded for simple strumming. The second section is arranged for melody playing, with string numbers indicated. A popular collection which includes 69 songs!
Instruments: Autoharp, Folk
Come Walk With Me - Instrumental Ensemble Score and Parts (Through the Passion and Resurrection of Christ). By Pepper Choplin. Arranged by Stan Pethel. Cantatas. Holy Week, Eastertide, Sacred. Instrumental score and parts. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.30-2674L). The instrumental ensemble for "Come Walk With Me" includes a Conductor's Score and parts for Flute/Penny Whistle, Oboe/Eng. Horn, Dulcimer, Autoharp, Guitar/Banjo, Piano, and Digital Strings.
Instruments: Choir, Piano, Guitar, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Banjo, Dulcimer, Autoharp, Vocal, Piano and Keyboard, Woodwinds, Folk
Genres: Christian, Easter, Religious, Celebrations