Violin For Dummies Book Online Video Audio Instruction

Author: Katharine Rapoport
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119022909
Release Date: 2015-03-23
Genre: Music

With the help of Violin For Dummies, 3rd Edition, aspiring violinists will be able to teach themselves how to play violin, even if they've never read a note of music. This book takes readers from holding the violin and bow properly to playing popular tunes in a variety of styles, including classical and jazz. In addition, readers will learn how to choose, tune, and care for their violins, as well as to understand the nuances of rhythm and musical notation.

Guitar Theory For Dummies

Author: Desi Serna
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118646939
Release Date: 2013-09-24
Genre: Music

Serious about jamming, understanding, and creating guitar-driven music? Easy. With an approachable and engaging style, Guitar Theory For Dummies goes beyond guitar basics, presenting the guidance intermediate to advanced players need to improve their improvisational and compositional skills. Plus, with access to audio tracks and video instruction online you can master the concepts and techniques covered in the book. Key content coverage includes: pentatonic and major scale patterns; the CAGED chord system, chord progressions, and playing by numbers; roots, keys, and applying scales, plus modes and modal scales; intervals and chord extensions; popular song references and theory applications that help you understand how to play popular music and contemporary guitar styles, and create music of your own. This title also features companion audio tracks and video content hosted online at Dummies.com The expert instruction and easy-to-digest information provides comprehensive guidance on how to apply music theory concepts to fretted instruments If you already have a handle on the basics and want to know more about the building blocks and theory behind guitar music, Guitar Theory For Dummies has you covered.

Violin Lessons for Beginners

Author: LearnToPlayMusic.com
Publisher: LearnToPlayMusic.com
ISBN: 9789825320111
Release Date: 2014-04-10
Genre: Music

Teach yourself how to play violin with our easy violin lessons for beginners. ***Comes with online access to free audio demonstrating all examples. Hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along.*** "A very intuitive, easy to understand book. I recommend it to all my students and with practice, hear and see their results." - G. Hennessy Progressive Beginner Violin contains all you need to know to start learning to be a great violin player - in one easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson violin tutorial. Suitable for all ages and all types of violins including electric violin for beginners. No prior knowledge of how to read music or playing the violin is required to teach yourself to learn to play violin from this book. Teach yourself: • How to play violin notes for beginners and violin scales for beginners • All essential right and left hand techniques including how to hold the violin, various bowing techniques and how to play pizzicato • How to play scales, melodies and studies in major and minor keys • Easy to understand violin music theory including key signatures, time signatures, note values and rests needed for reading violin music for beginners • Violin tuning • Violin tips and violin tricks that every player should know when learning violin • Shortcuts for how to learn violin fast by getting the most from violin practice sessions Contains everything you need to know to learn to play the violin today. Features include: • Progressive step-by-step easy beginners fiddle lessons written by a professional violin teacher • Easy-to-read violin music • Full color photos and diagrams • 64 violin exercises and popular easy violin songs for beginners in classical violin, world music fiddle, bluegrass fiddle and folk fiddle styles Beginner violin lessons have never been this easy for anyone who wants to learn how to play the violin, fast. LearnToPlayMusic.com's violin lessons for beginners are used by students and violin teachers worldwide to learn how to play violin. For over 30 years, our team of professional authors, composers and musicians have crafted violin lesson books that are a cut above the rest. We offer a huge selection of music instruction books that cover many different instruments and styles in print, eBook and app formats. Awarded the 'Quality Excellence Design' (QED) seal of approval for eBook innovation, LearnToPlayMusic.com continues to set the standard for quality music education resources.

Ukulele For Dummies

Author: Alistair Wood
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119135982
Release Date: 2015-09-08
Genre: Music

The fast and easy way to learn how to play the ukulele With the help of Ukulele For Dummies, learning to play this popular string instrument at a basic level has never been easier. Now in a fully updated second edition, this hands-on, friendly guide provides everything you need to know to pick up a uke and get playing—fast. From purchasing a ukulele and the necessary accessories to making sense of simple chord progressions and playing in a variety of styles—including pop, folk, Hawaiian, and holiday favourites—the second edition of Ukulele For Dummies will have you creating beautiful music in no time. For anyone wishing to learn to play this fun, surprisingly versatile instrument, Ukulele For Dummies covers all the basics, from chords and strumming patterns to guidance on finger picking—and everything in between. Plus, you'll find tips to make certain chord changes easier, chords and tabs for popular Christmas and New Year songs, apps for mobile devices, the ten best ukulele chords, and so much more. Audio tracks are available via online download at Dummies.com, creating a total musical instruction package Features a ukulele buying guide for the novice Offers instruction in a variety of musical styles Provides finger-picking instruction and the chords and patterns you need to know With its simple and clear instruction, and inspiration on every page, the second edition of Ukulele For Dummies will have fans and first-time musicians making a big splash with this tiny instrument in no time.

Essential Elements for Strings

Author: Robert Gillespie
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 0634052667
Release Date: 2003-07-01
Genre: Music

New keys and rhythms are introduced in this book, which can be used in a sequential or flexible format. The CD includes play-along tracks for the student that feature real players playing real instruments (not synthesized). Book 2 also features large, cle

Banjo For Dummies

Author: Bill Evans
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118746257
Release Date: 2014-01-15
Genre: Music

Play your way to banjo-playing expertise Traditionally associated with country, folk, and bluegrass music, the banjo is accessible to anyone with the patience and willpower to learn it. This second edition of Banjo For Dummies does the rest of the work for you with updated practice lessons, teaching techniques, and step-by-step examples. With this guide, you will learn tips and techniques for selecting the right instruments and accessories, how to develop correct hand position and posture, and how to tune, care for, and make simple repairs to the instrument. An updated multimedia component features companion audio tracks and complementary video lessons that cement the concepts readers gain during their reading. Written by Bill Evans, an accomplished five-string banjo player, teacher, writer, and historian Includes access to "how-to" videos on Dummies.com Ideal for anyone who wants to learn to play this classic instrument For musicians hoping to lend their art an edge or interested learners looking to pick up a unique skill, Banjo For Dummies is a must-have, straightforward guide to success.

Mandolin For Dummies

Author: Don Julin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119943976
Release Date: 2012-08-03
Genre: Music

The fun and easy way to learn to play the mandolin The newest addition to the highly successful Dummies instrument-instruction line, Mandolin For Dummies gives you easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction on learning to play the mandolin. Following the time-tested Dummies format, Mandolin For Dummies provides a level of content and instruction greater than anything currently available. Mandolin For Dummies breaks down the fundamentals of this instrument and provides the resources you need to practice and improve your ability over time. Packed with individualized instruction on key mandolin-friendly musical styles, including Irish and Celtic, "old time" American music, blues, bluegrass, swing, and jazz Files available via download provide audio tracks from the book and exercises so you can play along and build your skills -- almost 2 hours of music! Clear and useful photos and diagrams ensure you fret, strum, and pick with precision Includes a mandolin buying guide to help ensure you make the right purchases Tips on restringing mandolins and other DIY care and maintenance topics If you're an aspiring mandolin player, don't fret! Mandolin For Dummies has you covered.

First Lessons Violin

Author: CRAIG DUNCAN
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 9781610657471
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Genre: Music

This text presents beginning violin technique and basic music-reading fundamentals, with an emphasis on the use of melodies and classical pieces to teach each new concept. the 28 lessons include basic technique and reading skills, scales in the keys of A, D, G, and C as well as bowing techniques such as dynamic contrast, slurs, accents, and staccato bowing. There are 47 melodies presented including works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Handel, Mozart and other classical composers. the companion CD features all of the exercises and pieces recorded with solo violin and piano accompaniment.•

Old Time Fiddle for the Complete Ignoramus

Author: Wayne Erbsen
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1883206480
Release Date: 2005-01-09
Genre: Music

Book & CD. Wayne Erbsen's 35 years of teaching experience shows on every page. He takes the reader through every step of adjusting, tuning, holding, and playing the fiddle. 37 tunes are written out in Wayne's own unique and easy-to-use tab system and standard notation. Fiddle instruction has never been any simpler, clearer, or more humorous. This book will teach absolutely anyone to play the fiddle. Instructional CD included.

Classical Music For Dummies

Author: David Pogue
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119049746
Release Date: 2015-06-25
Genre: Music

Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms, oh, my! The beginner's guide to classical music Classical Music For Dummies is a friendly, funny, easy-to-understand guide to composers, instruments, orchestras, concerts, recordings, and more. Classical music is widely considered one of the pinnacles of human achievement, and this informative guide will shows you just how beautiful and rewarding it can be. You'll learn how Bach is different from Beethoven, how Mozart is different still, and why not all "classical" music is actually Classical if it's really Baroque or Romantic. You'll be introduced to the composers and their work, and discover the groundbreaking pieces that shake the world every time they're played. Begin building your classical music library with the essential recordings that define orchestral, choral, and operatic beauty as you get acquainted with the orchestras and musicians that bring the composers to life. Whether you want to play classical music or just learn more about it, Classical Music For Dummies will teach you everything you need to know to get the most out of this increasingly popular genre. Distinguish flute from piccolo, violin from viola, and trumpet from trombone Learn the difference between overtures, requiems, arias, and masses Explore the composers that shaped music as we know it Discover the recordings your music library cannot be without Classical music has begun sneaking into the mainstream — if your interest has been piqued, there's never been a better time to develop an appreciation for this incredibly rich, complex, and varied body of work. Classical Music For Dummies lays the groundwork, and demonstrates just how amazing classical music can be.

Ukulele Exercises For Dummies Enhanced Edition

Author: Brett McQueen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118756393
Release Date: 2013-10-09
Genre: Music

Take your ukulele playing to the next level - fast! - with hundreds of fun exercises, drills and practice tunes You have a ukulele, you know just enough to be dangerous, and now you're ready to do something with it. You're in luck: Ukulele Exercises For Dummies helps you become a better player. This practice-based book focuses on the skills that entry-level players often find challenging and provides tips, tricks and plenty of cool exercises that will have you creating music in no time that include: • Creating rock-steady strumming patterns and rhythms • Becoming a better fingerpicker with patterns, arpeggio exercises, and solo fingerpicking pieces • Expanding your fretboard knowledge and crafting your own rock, blues and jazz riffs and solos • Playing actual songs on the ukulele - everything from the classic ukulele tunes to the 12 bar blues! • Downloadable audio files of the exercises found in the book, providing you with a self-contained practice package No matter if you're a beginning ukulele player or you're wanting to stretch and improve your chops, Ukulele Exercises For Dummies puts you on your way to becoming a ukulele extraordinaire!

Piano For Dummies

Author: Hal Leonard Corp.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118900062
Release Date: 2014-09-03
Genre: Music

Play the piano today with an easy-to-use instruction set! Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking fundamental piano instruction. Whether you're brand new to the piano or have been at it awhile, Piano For Dummies will soon have you tickling the ivories like a pro! This book contains all the information you need to start playing today, including clear instruction and supplementary materials. Learn different musical styles, like classical, rock, blues, and country, and how to find the perfect teacher should you decide to expand your instruction. With the widest tonal range of any instrument, the piano is versatile enough to produce melody and accompaniment at the same time. This standout feature is also what makes mastering the piano such a complex affair. Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition breaks it down into simple, easy-to-follow instruction, written in the characteristically accessible Dummies style. For the beginner, the book serves as a complete introductory course. For the more advanced player, it becomes a handy reference to keep around for periodic refreshers. Topics include: Finding the perfect keyboard, and caring for your piano The intricacies of reading music, including notes, rhythm, and change-ups Melody, harmony, and the building blocks of sound The role of individual technique, and finding your own groove The book also includes advice on practicing efficiently and improving your performance, as well as tips on how to pursue more advanced experiences. A great piano player is always the life of the party, and in high demand. If you're looking to become one with the "88," Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition is the resource you want!

The Big Book of Disney Songs for Violin

Author: Hal Leonard Corp.
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781495034305
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Music

(Instrumental Folio). This monstrous collection includes instrumental solos of more than 70 Disney classics: Beauty and the Beast * Can You Feel the Love Tonight * Friend like Me * It's a Small World * Mickey Mouse March * A Pirate's Life * Reflection * The Siamese Cat Song * A Spoonful of Sugar * Trashin' the Camp * Under the Sea * We're All in This Together * Written in the Stars * You've Got a Friend in Me * Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah * and dozens more.

Skype For Dummies

Author: Loren Abdulezer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118050797
Release Date: 2011-02-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering

See how to use Skype for secure chats and connect SkypeOut and SkypeIN. Here's the fun and easy way (r) to understand all the hype about Skype and make this cool alternative communication system work for you! You'll get great advice about hardware, directions for downloading and installing Skype, ideas for using Skype in your business, and the lowdown on making Skype calls to people with old-fashioned phones. Discover how to: Install Skype and start making calls Create a contacts list Set up voicemail and call forwarding Use Skype for worldwide conference calls and Skypecasting Enhance Skype with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi wireless, and video