Author: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (Great Britain)
Publisher: ABRSM Exam Pieces
Release Date: 1998
"...Will develop the technical skills you need to play jazz. It introduces patterns characteristic of the idiom, like the blues scale, the ♭3 pentatonic and various modes. It also explores these patterns on the roots and key centres commonly found in jazz. Regular and flexible practice of these forms, and using them as the basis for improvisation, will give you fluency and technical control and make your playing sound effortless and relaxed...sets out the scales by grade and gives a table of recommended speeds..."--back cover.
Author: Alan Bullard
Release Date: 2010-01
Joining the Dots offers pianists lots of material to help build confidence and skill in sight-reading. The series helps students improve their sense of keyboard geography, helping them to read new music more quickly and easily. The five books cover the requirements for ABRSM's sight-reading tests at each of Grades 1 to 5.
Author: Edward Huws Jones
Publisher: Abrsm (Publishing) Limited
Release Date: 2011-07-01
Genre: Recorded accompaniments (Violin)
Violin Star is a three-book series offering beginner violinists refreshing and inspirational pieces to build confidence and musical skills. The repertoire is tailored to develop specific techniques through a range of musical styles. This Student's book contains solo violin parts, along with colourful illustrations, activities and playalong CD.
This new edition contains all the scales and arpeggios required for ABRSM's Grade 3 Violin exam. Includes all Grade 3 scales and arpeggios for the revised syllabus from 2012, with bowing patterns and suggested fingering, along with a helpful introduction including advice on preparing for the exam.
Author: Roger Paul
Publisher: Anthem Press
Release Date: 2016-09-20
IB Music Revision Guide 2nd Edition analyses the prescribed works for IB Diploma Programme music through to 2019 – broken down into individual segments on the elements of music. This guide provides a comprehensive overview of musical styles and cultures and contains revision tips and advice on examination techniques that will help readers prepare for the IB Listening Paper. This edition contains methods for writing answers to practice questions and a comprehensive glossary of key terms.
Author: Caroline Potter
Release Date: 2016-04-29
Pioneers in their fields and two of the best-known women in music in the twentieth century, Nadia and Lili Boulanger have previously been considered in isolation from one another. Yet, as Caroline Potter's new book demonstrates, their careers were closely linked during Lili Boulanger's short life (1893-1918) and there are several intriguing connections between their musical works. This biography also provides the first full analysis of the Boulanger sisters' musical styles, placing them within the context of French musical history. Their lives are also a case study in the issues of gender which surround music making even to the present day. Despite an unusually privileged upbringing, Nadia and Lili Boulanger exemplify the struggle women experienced when attempting to enter the professional music world. Lili became the first woman to win the Prix de Rome in 1913, and Nadia gained second place in 1908. Yet in spite of this initial success, Nadia Boulanger was to give up composing in her thirties and devoted the remainder of her long life to teaching. Her pupils included several of the great composers of the century, including Aaron Copland and Elliott Carter. This book, focusing on their musical careers, is essential reading for anyone interested in French music of the twentieth century.
Author: Galina Kopytova
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release Date: 2013-11-13
Notoriously reticent about his early years, violinist Jascha Heifetz famously reduced the story of his childhood to "Born in Russia. First lessons at 3. Debut in Russia at 7. Debut in Carnegie Hall at 17. That's all there is to say." Tracing his little-known upbringing, Jascha Heifetz: Early Years in Russia uncovers the events and experiences that shaped one of the modern era's most unique talents and enigmatic personalities. Using previously unstudied archival materials and interviews with family and friends, this biography explores Heifetz's meteoric rise in the Russian music world—from his first violin lessons with his father, to his studies at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with the well-known pedagogue Leopold Auer, to his tours throughout Russia and Europe. Spotlighting Auer’s close-knit circle of musicians, Galina Kopytova underscores the lives of artists in Russia’s "Silver Age"—an explosion of artistic activity amid the rapid social and political changes of the early 20th century.
Music and Performance Culture in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Essays in Honour of Nicholas Temperley is the first book to focus upon aspects of performance in the broader context of nineteenth-century British musical culture. In four Parts, 'Musical Cultures', 'Societies', 'National Music' and 'Methods', this volume assesses the role music performance plays in articulating significant trends and currents of the cultural life of the period and includes articles on performance and individual instruments; orchestral and choral ensembles; church and synagogue music; music societies; cantatas; vocal albums; the middle-class salon, conducting; church music; and piano pedagogy. An introduction explores Temperley's vast contribution to musicology, highlighting his seminal importance in creating the field of nineteenth-century British music studies, and a bibliography provides an up-to-date list of his publications, including books and monographs, book chapters, journal articles, editions, reviews, critical editions, arrangements and compositions. Fittingly devoted to a significant element in Temperley's research, this book provides scholars of all nineteenth-century musical topics the opportunity to explore the richness of Britain's musical history.
Author: Ryan Ba?agale
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2014-09-11
In Arranging Gershwin, author Ryan Ba?agale approaches George Gershwin's iconic piece Rhapsody in Blue not as a composition but as an arrangement -- a status it has in many ways held since its inception in 1924, yet one unconsidered until now. Shifting emphasis away from the notion of the Rhapsody as a static work by a single composer, Ba?agale posits a broad vision of the piece that acknowledges the efforts of a variety of collaborators who shaped the Rhapsody as we know it today. Arranging Gershwin sheds new light on familiar musicians such as Leonard Bernstein and Duke Ellington, introduces lesser-known figures such as Ferde Grof? and Larry Adler, and remaps the terrain of this emblematic piece of American music. At the same time, it expands on existing approaches to the study of arrangements -- an emerging and insightful realm of American music studies -- as well as challenges existing and entrenched definitions of composer and composition. Based on a host of newly discovered manuscripts, the book significantly alters existing historical and cultural conceptions of the Rhapsody. With additional forays into visual media, including the commercial advertising of United Airlines and Woody Allen's Manhattan, it moreover exemplifies how arrangements have contributed not only to the iconicity of Gershwin and Rhapsody in Blue, but also to music-making in America -- its people, their pursuits, and their processes.