Musical Instrument Instruction Books, CDs & Videos

Violin for Dummies, Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction - 3 Edition by Katharine Rapoport

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Learn to: Choose, tune, and care for your violin Hold the violin and bow properly Understand the nuances of rhythm and musical notation Play various styles such as classical and jazz View video demonstrations and listen to audio tracks online The complete beginner's guide to learning the violin The violin has a reputation for being difficult to learn, but the reality is that it's difficult to master. With this friendly guide, you'll discover that anyone can learn, and practice over time will refine your technique and style. Before you know it, you'll read--and feel--the music, and inject your own personality into whatever you play. Master the basics -- get an introduction to the parts of the violin and bow, find out how to tune and hold your violin comfortably (and properly), and start making some beautiful music On that note -- learn how to hold and manage the bow with your right hand to draw a sound out of the violin and then add your left-hand fingers to make many different notes Start making music -- discover the main aspects of musical notation in order to read music for the violin, like notes, rhythms, meters, and other musical signs Get your hands on cool gear -- find expert advice on renting or buying a good violin, taking proper care of your instrument and bow, and accessorizing your strings with seriously awesome add-ons Visit Dummies.com to: Improve your skills by listening to and playing along with audio tracks and viewing videos demonstrating concepts and examples from the book. Open the book and find: How to read and play music Tips on figuring out finger placement Easy-to-follow exercises to improve your technique Guidance on playing classical, jazz, country, and more Ways to join in on musical activities with other players Famous violinists from yesteryear and today How to find a good teacher to take you to the next step of your journey

Guitar All-In-One for Dummies, Book + Online Video & Audio Instruction - 2 Edition (Paperback)

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6 BOOKS IN 1 Guitar For Dummies Guitar Theory For Dummies Guitar Exercises For Dummies Rock Guitar For Dummies Blues Guitar For Dummies Classical Guitar For Dummies View video demonstrations and listen to audio tracks online Your one-stop resource to learn to play guitar So, you want to play guitar? Who could blame you? The guitar is a beautiful, soulful, and versatile instrument that sets the standard for coolness in the music world. Whether you want to play acoustic, electric, or classical guitar, this all-encompassing guide puts everything you need to start playing and continue improving at your fingertips. Get started with guitar -- discover the anatomy of a guitar, figure out how it works, make sense of strings and frets, and develop basic playing skills Strike a chord -- grasp major and minor chords, spice it up with some basic 7th chords, put power chords into play, and get behind the barre Have fun with theory -- get to know guitar theory to navigate the fretboard, add chord tones and extensions, play chord progressions, and use the pentatonic scale to start improvising solos Make beautiful music -- learn all the tricks of the trade to play acoustic, rock, blues, and classical guitar like a star Practice makes perfect -- find tons of exercises to put your skills to practice, from putting the major scales to use to adding sequences to your repertoire--and everything in between Open the book and find: Guidance on buying and stringing guitars Plenty of musical examples to quickly start playing acoustic, rock, blues, and classical guitar Help deciphering music notation and tablature Chord and rhythm techniques The lowdown on guitar theory and the CAGED chord system How to play lead guitar and groove on riffs Chord exercises to help build finger independence Online audio and video tutorials Visit Dummies.com to: Improve your skills by listening to and playing along with audio tracks and viewing videos demonstrating concepts and examples from the book.

Tell Me Why - by Tim Riley (Paperback)

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A unique combination of musical analysis and cultural history, Tell Me Why stands alone among Beatles books with its single-minded focus on the most important aspect of the band: its music. Riley offers a new, deeper understanding of the Beatles by closely considering each song and album they recorded in an exploration as rigorous as it is soulful. He tirelessly sifts through the Beatles discography, making clear that the legendary four were more than mere teen idols: They were brilliant innovators who mastered an extremely detailed art. Since the first publication of Tell Me Why in 1988, much new primary source material has appeared--Paul McCartney's authorized biography, the Anthology CDs and videos, the complete Parlophone-sequenced albums on CD, the Live at the BBCsessions, and the global smash 1. Riley incorporates all the new material in an update that makes this a crucial book for Beatles fans.

Tell Me Why - by Tim Riley (Paperback)

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as of August 25, 2019 1:53 am

A unique combination of musical analysis and cultural history, Tell Me Why stands alone among Beatles books with its single-minded focus on the most important aspect of the band: its music. Riley offers a new, deeper understanding of the Beatles by closely considering each song and album they recorded in an exploration as rigorous as it is soulful. He tirelessly sifts through the Beatles discography, making clear that the legendary four were more than mere teen idols: They were brilliant innovators who mastered an extremely detailed art. Since the first publication of Tell Me Why in 1988, much new primary source material has appeared--Paul McCartney's authorized biography, the Anthology CDs and videos, the complete Parlophone-sequenced albums on CD, the Live at the BBCsessions, and the global smash 1. Riley incorporates all the new material in an update that makes this a crucial book for Beatles fans.

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