Daniel Abrams – Practicing & Performing: A Pianist’s Guide

Aug 25 2015

Daniel Abrams – Practicing & Performing: A Pianist’s Guide

Practice for results and perform with confidence! Whether you are into the blues or Beethoven, you need a comprehensive set of mental, emotional and physical skills to help you play your best. Famed concert pianist and composer Daniel Abrams reveals a wealth of essential insiders’ tips that will dramatically improve your playing regardless of your preferred style or musical genre. He shows pianists of all levels and styles how to get maximum results from minimum time spent at the keyboard, and provides the tools to practice and perform with strength and confidence. Learning about relaxation, inspiration, breathing, focus, attitude...

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Eliot Fisk – Paganini: 24 Caprices arranged for Guitar

Aug 18 2015

Eliot Fisk – Paganini: 24 Caprices arranged for Guitar

Learn to play Paganini’s 24 Caprices. Eliot Fisk has made some of the most brilliant, virtuosic compositions, in Paganini’s 24 Caprices, available to the guitar world and the general public. His performances ooze with moments of fire, intensity, subtlety, and virtuosity. This is one of those rare instances where technical genius and artistry meet to create a work of art that is both brilliant and beautiful. Fisk’s playing is stellar, and the recording is crisp and clear. Eliot Fisk really took on one of the ultimate challenges of classical guitar in interpreting these dynamic masterpieces of the violin. Eliot...

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Guitar Lessons – Genre: Classical Guitar

Jul 26 2015

Guitar Lessons – Genre: Classical Guitar

The classical guitar (also called classic guitar, Spanish guitar, nylon-string guitar or concert guitar) is a 6-stringed plucked string instrument from the family of instruments called chordophones. The classical guitar has comprehensive right hand technique, which allows the soloist to perform complex melodic and polyphonic material. The origins of the classical guitar date back to the fifteenth century. The vihuela, lute, and baroque guitar are the early predecessors of the guitar. With its origins reaching deep into the past, the classical guitar repertoire spans over five hundred years worth of material. Danny Voris begins this lesson set by explaining...

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Frederic Hand – Classical Guitar Technique And Musicianship

Jul 10 2015

Frederic Hand – Classical Guitar Technique And Musicianship

Here’s a lesson for both classical musicians and fingerstyle guitarists who want to discover their “natural dexterity” for speed, tone and effortless technique! Whether you are a beginning or advanced guitarist, you will benefit from Fred Hand’s in-depth exploration of the fundamental principles of classical guitar technique. “Your body and mind have an innate ability to express the music that you hear,” says Hand, “you only need to tap into this source.” By learning the essentials of good playing, such as posture, relaxation, fingernail shaping and the correct application of the free stroke and rest stroke, you will quickly...

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Yngwie Malmsteen – Play Loud! (Full Shred)

Apr 08 2015

Yngwie Malmsteen – Play Loud! (Full Shred)

Yngwie Johann Malmsteen is a Swedish virtuoso guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist and bandleader. Malmsteen became famous and very influential for his neo-classical approach in heavy metal music. He is often considered one of the most talented rock guitarists of all time and is considered to be a pioneer of shred guitar. Yngwie Johann Malmsteen – swedish guitarist, gained inspiration from Jimi Hendrix whilst watching a TV program on his death… not by listening to him!!! He also became inspired by classical baroque music, mainly Bach, and a violinist named Niccolo Paganini. He Mainly uses Harmonic Minor and Phyrigian modes and...

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Rick Kvistad – Accent Studies And Etudes For Percussion

Mar 16 2015

Rick Kvistad – Accent Studies And Etudes For Percussion

Play all studies slowly enough to be comfortable and relaxed. Gradually increase the tempo, but stay relaxed. Use the metronomic markings on the etudes as a goal for that Etude and corresponding Study. Rick Kvistad has been the principal percussionist and Associate Principal Timpanist of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra since 1980. Before that he had the same title with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He has performed on numerous recordings such as the Star Wars Trilogy by John Williams. Rick has had an interest in combining musical elements of classical, world music and jazz through his involvement with diverse...

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Ben Bolt – 39 Progressive Solos for Classical Guitar: Book 2

Mar 11 2015

Ben Bolt – 39 Progressive Solos for Classical Guitar: Book 2

39 outstanding classical guitar solos arranged with tablature for the first time. Baroque, Classical Period and Instructional. Guitar solo book and examples CD. Standard guitar notation, guitar tablature and guitar tab glossary. The recordings on the CD sound very nice. The song selections are excellent. They are a little more up beat and lively. Classical guitarist sometimes play the most boring songs but Ben Bolt’s selection is superb. The first book here. This book is full of great songs, and they are simple to play in terms of basic fingering. The hard part is the mastering of the speed...

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Hans-Gunter Heumann – Easy Piano Solos: 70’s Hits

Nov 14 2014

Hans-Gunter Heumann – Easy Piano Solos: 70’s Hits

This is a fabulous collection of 70s Hits all arranged for Easy Piano. Each one’s a classic that will take you back to the days of flares and platforms! This is a great book – Invaluable to teachers and students alike. Complete With Chord Symbols and Lyrics. You may be interested in Easy Piano Solos 50’s Hits or Hits for Kids. Contents: Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers) By Bill Withers The Air That I Breathe (The Hollies) By Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood Can’t Smile Without You (Barry Manilow) By Chris Arnold, David Martin, Geoff Morrow Crocodile Rock (Elton John)...

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Yngwie Malmsteen – Play Loud

May 12 2014

Yngwie Malmsteen – Play Loud

Very interesting DVD for Yngwie’s fans. A lot of useful information covered on this disc. This DVD consists of 3 different discs published apart from each other. Learn to play Yngwie’s style and songs. Mostly for intermediate to advanced players. Guitarist from Sweden who writes Arpeggios FROM HELL. He doesn’t need a real band or even a vocalist, just a drum machine, a bassist, and arpeggios, all FROM HELL. He is known for popularizing neo classical metal. He was one of the first guitarists (Along with Randy Rhoads and others) to use very exotic scales and borque classical influences...

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Essential Piano Repertoire – Level 2

Apr 22 2014

Essential Piano Repertoire – Level 2

Essential Piano Repertoire provides piano students with carefully chosen collections of the very best keyboard literature from the 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries. The appropriately graded levels ensure steady and thorough progress as pianists advance in their study of the baroque, classical, and romantic styles. Compact Disc Recordings, performed by pianist Diane Hidy, are included in each volume of Essential Piano Repertoire. The interpretations follow the editions closely, serving as practical examples for students. Songs include: Jean Louis Streabbog – A Pleasant Morning Cornelius Gurlitt – Arabesque Johann Sebastian Bach – Aria In F Ludwig Van Beethoven – Ecossaise...

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