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Musical Books for Learn Piano, Guitar, Violin, Keyboard, synthesizer

 

Series: Teach Yourself Series
Category: Electronic Keyboard
Format: Book
Instrument: Electronic Keyboard
Intended for those who play any keyboard instrument, this book presents a practical, easy-to-play approach to all the chords used in pop, country, rock, blues, jazz, gospel and folk music. Chords are clearly described and spelled out, with easy-to-understand fingerings and diagrams that show you how to play the chord immediately.

 

Category: Bass Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: Book & CD

Instrument: Bass Guitar

Supplies you with everything you need to get started! It includes tips on buying and maintaining your instrument, teaches how to read Tab and standard music notation and includes instruction in a wide range of popular styles including rock, metal, blues, country, jazz and more! The CD includes accompaniments for songs and exercises. CD-ROM is for Windows/Macintosh.

 

Category: Percussion - Drum Set Method or Collection
Format: Book & CD

Instrument: Drum Set

This book has everything you need to know to get started, including beats and fills in all contemporary styles like jazz, rock, metal, country and Latin. Technique builders and daily workouts with practice tips improve your playing step-by-step, and your skills develop quickly when you play along to the tunes on the CD. 92 pages.

 

Category: DJ DVD

Format: DVD

 

Latin Superstar DJ Sama teaches you the hottest Latin DJ techniques MIAMI STYLE! DJ Sama has made a name for himself as one the hottest Latin TV and radio DJs in the world. Take a journey with him in the studio and to some of Miami's hottest clubs and radio stations as he demonstrates how to keep the party bumping, Latino Style! Learn Salsa, Meringue, Buchata, Reggaeton and more as DJ Sama, The WEPA Girls and some very special guests show you what it takes to be a Latin DJ Superstar. Special features include bonus video footage of DJ Sama performing live, all about DJ Sama's Djing Skool, an MP3 download of a true DJ Sama mix, and links to a slew of the hottest DJ websites around.

 

Category: DJ DVD
Format: DVD

Learn from Jam Master Jay, the DJ behind the legendary rap group Run DMC! Topics include what to look for in a DJ starter kit, how to choose and hook up your equipment, how to do your very first mix, mixing with CDs, advanced mixing skills, digital mixing techniques, becoming a mobile DJ, creating your own style, turntablism, and much, much more. DVD special features include additional video lessons on scratching and getting the sounds you want from records.

 

Series: DJ Styles Series
Category: Pro Audio DJ DVD
Format: DVD

The DJ Styles Series covers three of the most important techniques and skills today's DJs need to learn to stay on top of the music. Featuring the industry's top working DJs -- DJ KNS and DJ Gerald, with a special appearance by UCADA -- these titles will make a great complement to all DJ and pro audio purchases.

What is the difference between a mix and remix? Keep the crowd rocking all night long with your seamless mixes and throw in some of your remix creations, too. DJ KNS masterfully demonstrates beat matching, beat enhancement, adding new sounds and lyrics to beats, and some basic scratching on standard DJ turntables and CD players. A special session with the computer is especially valuable for today's DJs.

 

Series: DJ Styles Series
Category: Pro Audio DJ DVD
Format: DVD

The DJ Styles Series covers three of the most important techniques and skills today's DJs need to learn to stay on top of the music. Featuring the industry's top working DJs -- DJ KNS and DJ Gerald, with a special appearance by UCADA -- these titles will make a great complement to all DJ and pro audio purchases.

What does it take to DJ with a live band? DJ KNS teaches, demonstrates, and performs various techniques and concepts with his rock band UCADA. Learn to play the essential scratches, instrument samples, beat chops, and drum loops in a live band setting using both turntables and CD players. Take DJing to a whole new level!

 

Series: DJ Styles Series
Category: Pro Audio DJ DVD
Format: DVD

The DJ Styles Series covers three of the most important techniques and skills today's DJs need to learn to stay on top of the music. Featuring the industry's top working DJs -- DJ KNS and DJ Gerald, with a special appearance by UCADA -- these titles will make a great complement to all DJ and pro audio purchases.

Scratching on CDs is finally here! DJ Gerald, "the world's first digital turntablist," sets the standard with his innovative techniques and creative inventions using an assortment of CD players. Learn the full range of basic digital DJ skills, from beat matching to scratching, to the new generation of CD-only effects.

 

Series: Alfred's MusicTech Series
Category: Textbook - General
Format: Book & Data CD

Alfred’s Music Tech Series: Composing Music With Notation is a breakthrough method designed for elementary to high school students that can be used in a classroom setting or for individual study. Progressive and supplemental activities are included in each unit. Complete with an accompanying data CD that contains compatible files for most music-notation software programs, Composing Music With Notation introduces and explains concepts that will help music students to have a broader understanding of the elements of music, become familiar with the operation of notation software programs, compose melodies and accompaniments on the computer, and use notation software to create their own arrangements! Best of all, no previous experience with music notation software or music theory is required!

 

Series: Alfred's MusicTech Series
Category: Textbook - General
Format: Book & Audio CD

Alfred’s Music Tech Series is designed for late elementary to high school students who are learning the piano in a group-lab setting. No previous keyboard-playing experience is required! Playing Keyboard is specifically designed for use in a keyboard lab setting, integrating a variety of performance activities to enhance the learning process and including challenging activities for students who have more advanced playing experience. The method has been designed and field tested over the past ten years by Dr. Tom Rudolph with students at both middle school and high school levels.

Playing Keyboard is organized into five units, each including progressive and supplemental activities for practice and reinforcement. Topics include:
Unit 1: Left- and right-hand melody in C position; percussion accompaniment
Unit 2: Two-hand melody with C chord; percussion accompaniment; enrichment songs
Unit 3: C and G7 chords with the left hand; improvise percussion parts; enrichment songs
Unit 4: C, F, and G7 chords with the left hand; percussion accompaniment; Theme and Variations form
Unit 5: Variations of the 12-bar blues progression in C; improvise melodies using the blues scale.

 

Series: Alfred's MusicTech Series
Category: Textbook - General
Format: Book & CD-ROM

Alfred’s Music Tech Series: Sequencing and Music Production is designed for late elementary to high school students, and can be used in groups or individually. No previous experience with composition or sequencing/audio recording software is required. With Sequencing and Music Production, students will:
* have a broader understanding of composing and recording music become familiar with basic tools and techniques for recording MIDI and audio
* manipulate and arrange multi-track audio
* mix their own songs

Sequencing and Music Production is organized into four units, each including progressive and supplemental activities for practice and reinforcement.
Topics include:
Unit 2: Rhythm, Melody and MIDI Recording
Unit 3: Pentatonic, Japanese Folk Song
Unit 4: Build a Song

Series: Teach Yourself Series
Category: Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: CD-ROM
Instrument: Guitar

Everything you need to start playing now! Alfred's easy-to-use software program is the winner of the 2008 iParenting Media Awards!

This step-by-step approach to learning guitar is perfect for beginners of all ages for use with acoustic or electric guitar. The set includes over 60 popular songs covering rock, heavy metal, blues, country, jazz, and folk songs. The interactive GuitarView song player lets you see exactly how each song should be played, including note names, finger numbers, scale degrees, and advanced techniques such as slides, bends, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and vibrato. The interactive guitar tuner also makes guitar tuning incredibly easy. All lessons are in full-motion video with high quality digital audio sound, not unrealistic MIDI sounds. Get your copy today and teach yourself to play guitar!

 

Series: Alfred Masterwork Edition
Category: Piano Collection
Format: Book & DVD
Instrument: Piano
Level: Intermediate / Early Advanced

The Anthology of Classical Piano Music is paired with the Performance Practices in Classical Piano Music DVD for a comprehensive look at the literature, performing conventions and musical style of the Classical era. On the DVD, Dr. Hinson performs music from the Anthology, and discusses musical characteristics, period instruments, and performance conventions not indicated in the manuscripts.

 

Series: Alfred Masterwork Edition
Category: Piano Collection
Format: Book & DVD
Instrument: Piano
Level: Intermediate / Early Advanced

The Anthology of Romantic Piano Music is paired with the Performance Practices in Romantic Piano Music DVD for a comprehensive look at the literature, performing conventions and musical style of the Romantic era. On the DVD, Dr. Hinson performs music from the Anthology, and shares interesting historical anecdotes about the composers represented therein and the writers and artists who influenced them.

 

Series: Alfred Masterwork Edition
Category: Piano Collection
Format: Book & DVD
Instrument: Piano
Level: Intermediate / Early Advanced

The Anthology of Baroque Keyboard Music is paired with the DVD Performance Practices in Baroque Keyboard Music for a comprehensive look at the literature and performing conventions of the Baroque era. On the DVD, Dr. Hinson performs music from the Anthology, and relates invaluable information on basic touches, articulations, dynamics and ornamentation that will help the performer create a more historically-informed performance. Also on this DVD is a lecture on the history of Baroque dance and the relationship between dance and music, with nine of the most popular court dances performed to Dr. Hinson's keyboard accompaniment by dancers in Baroque costume.

 

Series: Premier Piano Course
Category: Piano - Alfred's Premier Piano Course
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Piano

Beautifully presented and intelligently paced, the Lesson Books combine unusually attractive music and lyrics. The books feature note reading, rhythm reading, sight-reading and technical workouts. Each piece on the CD was recorded at a performance tempo and a slower practice tempo.

 

Series: Premier Piano Course
Category: Piano - Alfred's Premier Piano Course
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Piano

Beautifully presented and intelligently paced, the Lesson Books combine unusually attractive music and lyrics. The books feature note reading, rhythm reading, sight-reading and technical workouts. Each piece on the CD was recorded at a performance tempo and a slower practice tempo.

 

Series: Essentials of Music Theory
Category: Textbook - General
Format: Book

Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory is designed for students of any age, whether listeners or performers, who want to have a better understanding of the language of music. In this all-in-one theory course, you will learn the essentials of music through concise lessons, practice your music reading and writing skills in the exercises, improve your listening skills with the available ear-training CDs (sold separately), and test your knowledge with a review that completes each unit.

The Double Bingo games feature two games per side of each player card - one in orange and the other in purple. Play the orange game, play the purple game then play the two games together. Flip it over and do the same—that gives you 6 games altogether per set! Each set includes 35 player cards and 4 caller cards.

The complete line of Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory includes Student Books, a Teacher’s Answer Key, Ear-Training CDs, Double Bingo games, Flash Cards, Reproducible Teacher’s Activity Kits, and interactive software for students and teachers in private study, studio and network environments.

 

Series: Essentials of Music Theory
Category: Textbook - General
Format: Book

Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory is designed for students of any age, whether listeners or performers, who want to have a better understanding of the language of music. In this all-in-one theory course, you will learn the essentials of music through concise lessons, practice your music reading and writing skills in the exercises, improve your listening skills with the available ear-training CDs (sold separately), and test your knowledge with a review that completes each unit.

The Double Bingo games feature two games per side of each player card - one in orange and the other in purple. Play the orange game, play the purple game then play the two games together. Flip it over and do the same—that gives you 6 games altogether per set! Each set includes 35 player cards and 4 caller cards.

The complete line of Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory includes Student Books, a Teacher’s Answer Key, Ear-Training CDs, Double Bingo games, Flash Cards, Reproducible Teacher’s Activity Kits, and interactive software for students and teachers in private study, studio and network environments.

 

Series: Premier Piano Course
Category: Piano - Alfred's Premier Piano Course
Format: Book
Instrument: Piano

The Level 2B Lesson Book of Alfred's Premier Piano Course continues the expansion of note-reading skills begun in Levels 1A, 1B and 2A and includes melodic and harmonic 7ths and octaves to aid the student with moving freely around the keyboard. New items include the introduction of C and G major scales as well as three-note V7 chords in C and G. Dotted quarter and eighth-note rhythm patterns are added to other rhythms of gradually increasing complexity.

 

Series: Premier Piano Course
Category: Piano - Alfred's Premier Piano Course
Format: Book
Instrument: Piano

Correlated page-for-page with the Lesson Book, each new musical concept is reinforced through fun-filled writing, listening and playing exercises. With games and puzzles added to compositional and creative activities, students retain concepts more easily and learn more thoroughly.

 

Series: Premier Piano Course
Category: Piano - Alfred's Premier Piano Course
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Piano

Beautifully presented and intelligently paced, the Lesson Books combine unusually attractive music and lyrics. The books feature note reading, rhythm reading, sight-reading and technical workouts. Each piece on the CD was recorded at a performance tempo and a slower practice tempo.

 

Series: Premier Piano Course
Category: Piano - Alfred's Premier Piano Course
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Piano

Beautifully presented and intelligently paced, the Lesson Books combine unusually attractive music and lyrics. The books feature note reading, rhythm reading, sight-reading and technical workouts. Each piece on the CD was recorded at a performance tempo and a slower practice tempo.

 

Series: Grand Solos for Piano
Category: Piano Collection
Format: Book
Instrument: Piano
Level: Elementary

Grand Solos for Piano is Melody Bober’s first complete series of solo collections since she became an exclusive Alfred author. The music in this six-book series is written in a variety of keys, styles, meters and tempos to appeal to both children and adults. The pieces have the distinctive Bober sound and are fun to play, in addition to helping pianists progress technically and musically. Whether performed on a concert grand, a digital piano or the family upright, these solos will truly sound “grand.” Book 2 contains 10 pieces for elementary pianists, some of which contain optional duet accompaniments for teacher, parents or other family members to share in the fun. Titles: Bugle Call * The Clock Tower * Give Me a Clue * Kangaroo Kick-Box * Night Wind * Ridin' the Texas Trail * Sneaky Sam * Snow Castle Waltz * Sunnyside Waltz * Watching the Stars. 24 pages.

 

Series: Grand Solos for Piano
Category: Piano Collection
Format: Book
Instrument: Piano
Level: Early Intermediate

Grand Solos for Piano is Melody Bober’s first complete series of solo collections since she became an exclusive Alfred author. The music in this six-book series is written in a variety of keys, styles, meters and tempos to appeal to both children and adults. The pieces have the distinctive Bober sound and are fun to play, in addition to helping pianists progress technically and musically. Whether performed on a concert grand, a digital piano or the family upright, these solos will truly sound “grand.” Book 4 contains 10 pieces for early intermediate pianists. Titles: Antique Music Box * Boogie Shoes * El Matador * I Spy * Pine Tree Rag * Prelude in F Major * Scary Movie * Stormy Night * Whirling Tarantella * Wild Appaloosa. 24 pages.

 

Series: Grand Solos for Piano
Category: Piano Collection
Format: Book
Instrument: Piano
Level: Late Elementary

Grand Solos for Piano is Melody Bober’s first complete series of solo collections since she became an exclusive Alfred author. The music in this six-book series is written in a variety of keys, styles, meters and tempos to appeal to both children and adults. The pieces have the distinctive Bober sound and are fun to play, in addition to helping pianists progress technically and musically. Whether performed on a concert grand, a digital piano or the family upright, these solos will truly sound “grand.” Book 3 contains 11 pieces for late elementary pianists. Titles: The Camel's Tale * Cool Walkin' * Dinosaur Journey * Fiesta Rag * A Jazzy Tune * Jugglers * Mysterious Rider * Mystery at Midnight * Rainbow Falls * Sunset Serenade * Video Game Master. 24 pages.

 

Series: Grand Solos for Piano
Category: Piano Collection
Format: Book
Instrument: Piano
Level: Elementary

Grand Solos for Piano is Melody Bober’s first complete series of solo collections since she became an exclusive Alfred author. The music in this six-book series is written in a variety of keys, styles, meters and tempos to appeal to both children and adults. The pieces have the distinctive Bober sound and are fun to play, in addition to helping pianists progress technically and musically. Whether performed on a concert grand, a digital piano or the family upright, these solos will truly sound “grand.” Book 2 contains 10 pieces for elementary pianists, some of which contain optional duet accompaniments for teacher, parents or other family members to share in the fun. Titles: Bugle Call * The Clock Tower * Give Me a Clue * Kangaroo Kick-Box * Night Wind * Ridin' the Texas Trail * Sneaky Sam * Snow Castle Waltz * Sunnyside Waltz * Watching the Stars. 24 pages.

 

Series: Grand Solos for Piano
Category: Piano Collection
Format: Book
Instrument: Piano
Level: Early Elementary

Grand Solos for Piano is Melody Bober’s first complete series of solo collections since she became an exclusive Alfred author. The music in this six-book series is written in a variety of keys, styles, meters and tempos to appeal to both children and adults. The pieces have the distinctive Bober sound and are fun to play, in addition to helping pianists progress technically and musically. Whether performed on a concert grand, a digital piano or the family upright, these solos will truly sound "grand." Book 1 contains 10 pieces for early elementary pianists with optional duet accompaniments for a teacher, parent or other family member to share in the fun. Titles: Black Cat Waltz * Blarney Stone Jig * College Hill Cheer * A Frightful Night * Magic Maracas * Sea Song * Sneakin' Around * Snowboard Boogie * Summer Afternoon * Tiptoe in the Dark. 24 pages.

 

Series: Premier Piano Course
Category: Piano - Alfred's Premier Piano Course
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Piano

Alfred's Premier Piano Course, Lesson Book 3 is now available with a CD! Each piece on the CD was recorded at a performance tempo and a slower practice tempo. Level 3 students will be playing syncopated, dotted and swing rhythms with ease. Up-tempo, original pieces with clever twists smoothly incorporate new concepts including: pass-under and cross-over scale fingerings; the chromatic scale; IV chords in C, G, F, D; 1st and 2nd endings; and ledger lines above and below the staff. 48 pages.

 

Series: Premier Piano Course
Category: Piano - Alfred's Premier Piano Course
Format: Book
Instrument: Piano

Alfred’s Premier Piano Course, Level 4 students will be playing interesting pieces that use triplets and sixteenth notes. Musical styles range from jazz and ragtime to original pieces by master composers. New concepts introduced include natural and harmonic minor scales, one octave arpeggios and chord inversions.

 

Category: Classical Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: Book & CD

Instrument: Guitar

From the best-selling author of Pumping Nylon, Alfred introduces the third book in Scott Tennant's Basic Classical Guitar Method series. This book offers a step-by-step approach for learning how to play new techniques such as barres, hammer-ons, pull-offs, and grace notes and how to play in different positions on the fingerboard. The book includes pieces by Bach, Sor, Giuliani, Carulli, and Carcassi, plus many helpful photographs and drawings. Collect the entire trilogy and start playing classical guitar now!

 

Series: Alfred's Basic Guitar Library
Category: Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: Book
Instrument: Guitar

Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method has introduced over 3 million beginners to the joy of playing guitar. This updated and expanded edition features a new layout, making it easier to read and quicker to learn. Now included are blues, country, folk, jazz, and rock music styles, plus more pop songs! Learning to play has never been easier or more fun than with Alfred’s Basic Guitar Method—the first and best choice for today’s beginning guitar students.

Alfred's Basic Guitar Method has expanded into a library, including theory, chord study, play-alongs, and more. This best-selling method teaches the basics in a logical sequence, with concise and complete information that is easily accessible to students. This second book in the series includes numerous chord diagrams and fingering photos to help students quickly learn how to read music and play chords. Exciting music arranged in pop, rock, blues, country and folk styles makes learning to play the guitar an enjoyable and life-long reward.

 

Series: Alfred's Basic Guitar Library
Category: Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: Book
Instrument: Guitar

Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method has introduced over 3 million beginners to the joy of playing guitar. This updated and expanded edition features a new layout, making it easier to read and quicker to learn. Now included are blues, country, folk, jazz, and rock music styles, plus more pop songs! New DVDs with iPod-compatible video have been added for the visual learner, and correlating theory, chord, and pop books ensure that you’ll get everything you need from one complete method. Learning to play has never been easier or more fun than with Alfred’s Basic Guitar Method—the first and best choice for today’s beginning guitar students.

Book 1 covers how to hold your guitar, tuning your guitar, basics of reading music, notes on all six strings, chords, scales and songs, bass-chord accompaniments, duets, photos and diagrams, and use with acoustic or electric guitars. Songs include * Singin’ in the Rain * Take Me Home Country Roads * Over the Rainbow * Annie’s Song * When the Saints Go Marching In.

 

Series: Alfred's Basic Guitar Library
Category: Guitar Method or Supplement
Format: Book
Instrument: Guitar

Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method has introduced over 3 million beginners to the joy of playing guitar. This updated and expanded edition features a new layout, making it easier to read and quicker to learn. Now included are blues, country, folk, jazz, and rock music styles, plus more pop songs! Learning to play has never been easier or more fun than with Alfred’s Basic Guitar Method—the first and best choice for today’s beginning guitar students.

Every guitarist can now enhance his or her knowledge of theory with this easy-to-use, workbook-format book. Note and rhythm reading, scales, chords, and progressions are just some of the topics covered. Use this book alone or to supplement any method.

 

Series: Grand Solos for Piano
Category: Piano Collection
Format: Book
Instrument: Piano
Level: Late Intermediate

Grand Solos for Piano is Melody Bober’s first complete series of solo collections since she became an exclusive Alfred author. The music in this six-book series is written in a variety of keys, styles, meters and tempos to appeal to both children and adults. The pieces have the distinctive Bober sound and are fun to play, in addition to helping pianists progress technically and musically. Whether performed on a concert grand, a digital piano or the family upright, these solos will truly sound “grand.” Book 6 contains 9 pieces for late intermediate pianists. Titles: 006 Blues * Butterfly * Dragonfly * Evening Snowfall * Flying Leaves * Jazz 'n' Java * The Keepsake * Sweet Memories * Valse Dramatico. 32 pages.

 

Series: Pop Instrumental Solo Series
Category: Instrumental Series
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Trumpet
Instrumentation: Trumpet

Play-along with the best-known selections from the first five movies in the Harry Potter series! Books include a play-along CD with a backing and performance track for each title. Titles include: Hedwig’s Theme * Harry’s Wondrous World * Nimbus 2000 * Fawkes The Phoenix * Double Trouble * A Window to the Past * Hogwarts’ March * Hogwarts’ Hymn * Professor Umbridge * Fireworks (Grade 2-3)

 

 

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