Accent on Achievement is a revolutionary, best-selling band method that will excite and stimulate your students through the most complete collection of classics and world music in any band method. The comprehensive review cycle in books 1 & 2 will ensure that students remember what they learn and progress quickly. Also included are rhythm and rest exercises, chorales, scale exercises, and 11 full band arrangements among the first two books. Book 3 includes progressive technical, rhythmic studies and chorales in all 12 major and minor keys. Also included are lip slur exercises for increasing brass instrument range and flexibility. Accent on Achievement meets and exceeds the USA National Standards for music education, grades five through eight.
The Flute Book
Author: Nancy Toff
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Teachers and flutists at all levels have praised Nancy Toff'sThe Flute Book, a unique one-stop guide to the flute and its music. Organized into four main parts--The Instrument, Performance, The Music, and Repertoire Catalog--the book begins with a description of the instrument and its making, offers information on choosing and caring for a flute, sketches a history of the flute, and discusses differences between members of the flute family. In the Performance section, readers learn about breathing, tone, vibrato, articulation, technique, style, performing, and recording. In the extensive analysis of flute literature that follows, Toff places individual pieces in historical context. The book ends with a comprehensive catalog of solo and chamber repertoire, and includes appendices with fingering charts as well as lists of current flute manufacturers, repair shops, sources for flute music and books, and flute clubs and related organizations worldwide. In this Third Edition, Toff has updated the book to reflect technology's advancements--like new digital recording technology and recordings' more prevalent online availability--over the last decade. She has also accounted for new scholarship on baroque literature; recent developments such as the contrabass flute, quarter-tone flute, and various manufacturing refinements and experiments; consumers' purchase prices for flutes; and a thoroughly updated repertoire catalog and appendices.
Quartets for All
Author: Albert Stoutamire, Kenneth Henderson
Publisher: Alfred Music
Any combination and any number of instruments can play together in harmony. Woodwinds, brass, strings, and mallet percussion can have fun playing in like-instrument or mixed-instrument ensembles. Quartets for All covers a wide range of styles and music by composers from baroque through contemporary eras. Difficulty ranges from grades 1 through 3. The pages are laid out in an identical manner in each book so that performers can quickly locate a point for discussion or rehearsal. No page turning is required while playing. Quartets for All meets the needs of classmates, friends, family, and neighbors who wish to play together for festivals, concerts or just for fun. Titles: * Galiardo (Bull) * Seventh Symphony [Theme] (Beethoven) * Finlandia (Sibelius) * Tarantella (Prokofiev) * Promenade (Gretchaninoff) * The Death of Ase (Grieg) * March of the Men of Harlech (Welsh) * Prelude (Kabalevsky) * March (Gurlitt) * Happy Tune (Stoutamire) * Angeles We Have Heard on High (Carol) * Folk Song (Bartok)
Nine Christmas songs arranged for recorder. Also includes 4 pages of Recorder instruction.
Hedy LamarrÕs life was punctuated by salacious rumors and public scandal, but it was her stunning looks and classic Hollywood glamour that continuously captivated audiences. Born Hedwig Kiesler, she escaped an unhappy marriage with arms dealer Fritz Mandl in Austria to try her luck in Hollywood, where her striking appearance made her a screen legend. Her notorious nude role in the erotic Czech film Ecstasy (1933), as well as her work with Cecil B. DeMille (Samson and Delilah, 1949), Walter Wanger (Algiers, 1938), and studio executive Louis B. Mayer catapulted her alluring and provocative reputation as a high-profile sex symbol. In Hedy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Woman in Film, Ruth Barton explores the many facets of the screen legend, including her life as an inventor. Working with avant-garde composer and film scorer George Antheil, Lamarr helped to develop and patent spread spectrum technology, which is still used in mobile phone communication. However, despite her screen persona and scientific success, LamarrÕs personal life caused quite a scandal. A string of failed marriages, a lawsuit against her publisher regarding her sensational autobiography, and shoplifting charges made her infamous beyond her celebrity. Drawing on extensive research into both the recorded truths of LamarrÕs life and the rumors that made her notorious, Barton recognizes LamarrÕs contributions to both film and technology while revealing the controversial and conflicted woman underneath. Hedy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Woman in Film illuminates the life of a classic Hollywood icon.
This is a collection of twenty-four Christmas songs arranged for easy classical guitar. Notation and tablature (Tabs) are included. There are many arrangements of Christmas songs out there that claim to be for "easy classical guitar" that are too difficult for beginners to play. This collection is well suited for beginner and intermediate guitarists as the melodies are harmonized with open bass notes and chords that are easy enough for the hands of a beginner student. The arrangements are colorful, festive, and fun to play. Contents: Angels We Have Heard on High, Auld Lang Syne, Away in a Manger, Carol of the Bells, Deck the Halls, The First Noel, Gabriel's Message, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Good King Wenceslas, Hark, the Herald Angels Sing, Here We Come a Wassailing, The Holly and the Ivy, I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In, Jingle Bells, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Joy to the World, O Christmas Tree, O Come, All Ye Faithful, O Come, O Come Emmanuel, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Silent Night, Up on the Housetop, We Three Kings, We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Accent on Christmas and Holiday Ensembles uses the same format as Accent on Ensembles to bring holiday music to life for your beginning students. Since the instrumentation is flexible, any combination of instruments can play together.
Sound Innovations for Concert Band is a revolutionary new method that combines time-tested educational concepts, input from thousands of teachers, and advances in modern technology. Using solid pedagogy that follows state and national music education standards, the methods can be customized by teachers to use their own experiences in creating the best approach for their unique classroom. Sound Innovations is available in two versions: Standard Edition and the custom Director's Choice Edition. Visit www.alfred.com/soundinnovations for more information. "Sound Innovations by Alfred Music is a dream-come-true method for beginning concert band and string orchestra. Its infusion of technology provides an open-ended architecture of the first order. This unique blend of time-tested strategies and technology offer a great foundation for a successful learning experience." ---John Kuzmich, Jr., BandDirector.com This title is available in SmartMusic.
Accent on Ensembles is an exciting book of duets, trios and quartets for flexible instrumentation that correlates with Accent on Achievement, Book 1. Use these ensembles to develop confidence in young players and as a valuable resource for music during contest season. Since the instrumentation is flexible, any combination of instruments can play together. Accent on Ensembles, Book 2 is an exciting book of duets, trios and quartets for flexible instrumentation that correlates with Accent on Achievement, Book 2.
Sound Innovations for String Orchestra is a revolutionary new method that combines time-tested educational concepts, input from thousands of teachers, and advances in modern technology. Using solid pedagogy that follows state and national music education standards, the methods can be customized by teachers to use their own experiences in creating the best approach for their unique classroom. Sound Innovations is available in two versions: Standard Edition and the custom Director's Choice Edition. Visit www.alfred.com/soundinnovations for more information. This title is available in SmartMusic.
(Essential Elements Band Folios). A collection of Christmas arrangements which can be played by full band or by individual soloists with optional Cd or tape accompaniment. Each song is correlated with a specific page in the Esssential Elements Method Books. Includes: Jingle Bells * We Wish You a Merry Christmas * The Chanukkah Song * Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer * and many more!
Alfred Music's Ultimate Christmas Instrumental Solos series offers a versatile selection of Christmas music for flute, clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, horn in F, trombone, violin, viola, and cello. Each book contains carefully edited arrangements appropriate to each instrument, and well suited for level 2-3 students. Popular carols are presented both individually and in medleys and suites. "Celebration Medley" includes the cheerful classics "Hallelujah Chorus" and "Joy to the World." "Manger Medley" incorporates unique arrangements of "Away in a Manger" and "Silent Night." And "Carol Medley" features songs great for caroling, such as "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" and "The First Noel." Suites include "Themes from The Nutcracker Suite," which showcases the famous "Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy" and "March"; and "Folk Carol Suite," which contains the well-known "Coventry Carol (Lullay, Thou Little Tiny Child)." These suites are especially adaptable, with movements or themes that can be played consecutively, as one large piece, or on their own---each section is conveniently printed on a single page and has its own separate track on the provided MP3 CD. The CD includes a fully orchestrated DEMO track of each song, which features a live instrumental solo performance, followed by a PLAY-ALONG track. Also included are PDFs of piano accompaniments, and Alfred's Tempo Changer Software. Titles: A Holly Jolly Christmas * Believe (from The Polar Express) * Blue Christmas * Celebration Medley (Hallelujah Chorus * Joy to the World) * Do They Know It's Christmas? (Feed the World) * Feliz Navidad * Frosty the Snowman * Gesu Bambino * Happy Xmas (War Is Over) * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * I'll Be Home for Christmas * Infant Holy, Infant Lowly * It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year * Jingle Bell Rock * Jingle Bells * Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! * The Little Drummer Boy * Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming * O Christmas Tree (