Now published in full color for the first time! Part 2 builds on the foundations laid in Part 1, extending the compass of notes learnt and introducing new rhythms, note values, chords and changes of hand positions. As well as solo pieces, a sequence of duets offers student and teacher an opportunity to make music together. Children will love the Monkey Puzzles, rhymes and songs introducing a range of exciting characters.
Author: Marion Harewood
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Release Date: 1992
This is the first of two books of easy, attractive duets for the young beginner, specially designed to complement the technical progression of Me and My Piano Books I and II. Some of the 20 pieces in this collection have interchangeable parts of equal difficulty, so that the young pianist can play alongside a teacher, parent or another student, while others are intended for student/teacher performance. A lively and stimulating mixture of new and familiar material, drawn from many different countries, this book will prove irresistible to teachers and students alike.
Fanny Waterman and Marion Harewood's Me and My Piano series is probably the UK's most widely-used and biggest selling piano method. It is now published in a new edition including a new larger size, improved layout making it easier to read, a clean new look with new typesetting and music-setting and the instantly recognizable cover designs have been updated for extra vibrancy. This excellent book of first repertoire pieces builds on the solid technical and musical foundations established in the highly successful tutors Me and My Piano Parts I and II, which it is designed to complement. Here is a wealth of new material, ranging from simple five-finger pieces for separate hands on C major, to move advanced pieces introducing changes of hand position, new notes and rhythms, simple chords, and the key signatures of G and F major. Enchantingly illustrated, this essential and irresistible book will encourage the young pianist to expand his or her repertoire in the most enjoyable way.
Author: Hamish MacCunn
Publisher: A-R Editions, Inc.
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Song cycles
Britain, long revered for its choral music and partsongs, had largely neglected art songs since the Elizabethan era. The middle of the nineteenth century witnessed efforts to revive the genre, particularly in the works of Sir C. Hubert Parry and Sir Charles Villiers Stanford. The following generation, including the Scottish composer Hamish MacCunn (1868–1916), built on the foundations laid by Parry and Stanford and served as the bridge to the vocal music of Ralph Vaughan Williams, Sir Edward Elgar, Ivor Gurney, John Ireland, and ultimately Benjamin Britten. Though best known for his Scottish-influenced compositions, MacCunn composed over 100 songs that, free from national constraints, are some of the most refined and sophisticated examples of his music. Almost no modern editions of MacCunn’s song exist, though many were published during the composer’s lifetime. The current two-part edition presents the composer’s 102 extant songs. Part 1 contains 53 individual songs; part 2 presents the songs that were first published as sets.
DescriptionAngel Just-Rights tells of a plethora of mortifyingly unhealthy, demoralising, ritualistic and compelling behaviours that manifest deeply in a fragile life so touched by the world around her. This is an exclusive account, based on the remarkable and true story of Rebecca Parker (also known as Micci), the Protagonist and Author. Laugh! Shout! Cry, as we're finally invited to join this incredible quest for freedom. Delving into issues relating to everyday living such as dealing with strict family values, loyalty and devotion, the author intermittently riddles with her reader in efforts to gain the yearned-for rationality and reassurance she so desperately seeks. During chaotic deciphering, Parker encounters incongruence in evaluations as, how can implicitly pure intentions - living life selflessly protecting those you love - precipitate such devastating results? Parker gradually learns how coping in silence can cruelly fester, hastening devastating consequences: severe eating disorders (Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia), post-traumatic stresses and flash-backs, self-harm and suicidal desires, problems with extreme over-exercise and increasing obsessions, rituals, distorted beliefs leading to incredibly debilitating episodes of low self-esteem, depression, hospitalisations, sectioning under the Mental Health Act and associated inequitable treatments enforced.
This state-of-the-art exploration of language, culture, and identity is orchestrated through prominent scholars’ and teachers’ narratives, each weaving together three elements: a personal account based on one or more memorable or critical incidents that occurred in the course of learning or using a second or foreign language; an interpretation of the incidents highlighting their impact in terms of culture, identity, and language; the connections between the experiences and observations of the author and existing literature on language, culture and identity. What makes this book stand out is the way in which authors meld traditional ‘academic’ approaches to inquiry with their own personalized voices. This opens a window on different ways of viewing and doing research in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. What gives the book its power is the compelling nature of the narratives themselves. Telling stories is a fundamental way of representing and making sense of the human condition. These stories unpack, in an accessible but rigorous fashion, complex socio-cultural constructs of culture, identity, the self and other, and reflexivity, and offer a way into these constructs for teachers, teachers in preparation and neophyte researchers. Contributors from around the world give the book broad and international appeal.
Author: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Publisher: Promethean Editions Limited
Release Date: 2014-10-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ohn Bunyan’s allegorical Christian novel The Pilgrim’s Progress was a consistent and primary source of inspiration for Ralph Vaughan Williams. The incidental music he wrote for a community theatrical production of Part One of Bunyan’s book published here served as a dramatic model and reservoir of musical ideas for many of Vaughan Williams’s most substantial works, including the well-known 1910 Tallis Fantasia. As such, it remains an important and essential work to study in understanding the complete oeuvre of Vaughan Williams. Published for the first time as a piano reduction, this edition of Scenes Adapted from Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress contains the complete script and extant musical numbers from the original 1907 and 1908 productions in London. The music of this original production as a piano reduction is now available for study and performance. This publication is edited and considered for modern readers and performers. The score draws on several primary sources, and existing gaps are filled with additional musical selections and fabrications in the Appendix. Also available and published separately is the full instrumental score and script (PME14).’
Author: Seymour Bernstein
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date: 2002
This book by internationally known writer, composer, teacher and lecturer Seymour Bernstein expounds upon topics touched on in his bestseller With Your Own Two Hands (HL50482589). Bernstein teaches readers the truth about performing careers, offering insights and advice on both personal and musical issues. In Part 2, he discusses the importance of music education, covering both "monster" and "angel" teachers, managers and critics. Bernstein believes that everyone has a right to develop whatever talent they have, for self-fulfillment and self-development, if not necessarily for a career.
Author: Floyd Cramer
Publisher: Warner Bros Publications
Release Date: 1990-06-01
Sixteen timeless country and pop classics transcribed from the recordings. Includes: A six-song medley of Hank Williams hits * Always on My Mind * For the Good Times * Georgia on My Mind * Root Beer Rag * Time in a Bottle and, of course, Last Date.
DescriptionThis Book is about my struggle throughout my life against my inbuilt characteristic to see things in black and white. It is about my struggles to make sense of a dysfunctional family and to break free from the influences of my Mother and to become my own person and the best Mother I could be for my own children. It is about my struggles against the bureaucracy and the supposed infallibility of both the ChildCare and Mental Health Systems. It is also about how life has become something worth living and how good the future can be for my family. About the AuthorDonna was born in Essex and moved to Australia when she was 5. Donna spent 14 difficult years in Australia before she moved back to the UK to take up Registered Nurse Training in London. Whilst in London she met and married her husband who died in 1993 from Renal Failure. Following his death, Donna returned to Australia where she spent another 10 years before finally returning to York, England to settle. This final return to the UK signalled the loss of Donna's support network for her and her two children and Donna's life began to spiral out of control. She suffered a Nervous Breakdown in 2005-2007, culminating with a suicide attempt in January 2007. Donna began Therapy in 2007 and started back on the road to recovery. This therapy changed her life and enabled Donna to see the possibilities for her children and herself.Today, Donna has begun the 3rd year of her Honours degree in psychology and History which she is studying Full-time with the Open University, as well as college courses in counselling and other skills which Donna would like to put to use in order to help others in similar situations.
Author: Terry Riley
Publisher: Chester Music
Release Date: 2015-04-15
Terry Riley, most commonly associated with the minimalist and experimental schools of music, draws influence from a vast number of sources, including jazz and Indian classical music. In turn, his influence on contemporary classical composers is enormous. With Terry Riley: The Piano Works, you can learn a selection of his fascinating, hypnotic and simply stunning compositions for solo Piano. Terry Riley himself offers an extensive foreword containing fascinating biographical and compositional information. At times humourous and always eloquent, he tells the story of his journey from humble student to creator of masterpieces. At the end of the book Riley also offers a selection of his own handwritten scores, a fascinating insight into his working process and the beauty he sees in the music. While suited for advanced pianists, there are introductory performance notes for each piece by pianist Sarah Cahill which expound the techniques, skills and experience necessary to master Terry Riley’s compositions. Songlist: - Be Kind To One Another (Rag) - Misha’s Bear Dance (No.1 from The Heaven Ladder Book 7) - Venus In 94 (No.2 from The Heaven Ladder Book 7) - Ragtempus Fugatis (No.3 from The Heaven Ladder Book 7) - Fandango On The Heaven Ladder (No.4 from The Heaven Ladder Book 7) - Simone's Lullaby (No.5 from The Heaven Ladder Book 7) - Keyboard Study No.1 - Keyboard Study No.2 - Two Pieces For Piano - I. - Two Pieces For Piano - II. - The Philosopher's Hand - The Walrus In Memoriam
Author: Nancy Bachus
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Release Date: 2006
Summarizes the influence of society, style, and musical trends on the great piano composers from of the Classical era, 1750-1820. Includes historical paintings, famous quotations, information about sixteen great composers, full-length piano solos, and 2 CDs of motivating solo piano performances played by concert pianist Daniel Glover.
Author: Charles Fox
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Charles Fox has composed more than 100 motion picture and television scores, among them the themes of many iconic series, including Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Love, American Style, and Love Boat. In this memoir, Fox recounts his development as a musician, describing the cornerstone events of his musical and personal life. He reflects on the highlights of his career, working with some of the greatest names in entertainment, film, television, and records, including Jim Croce, Barry Manilow, Lena Horne, and Fred Astaire.