World on a String exposes your string students to music from around the world, providing insights about rich cultures and heritages from other countries. With over 30 pieces available for performance in one collection, playable by any size ensemble, students will now be able to experience different cultures and styles through this incredible collection of world music.
Experience the exciting music of the marichi tradition! Lifelong mariachi performer and educator John Nieto joins Bob Phillips to provide authentic orchestral settings of familiar, traditional tunes for string orchestra alone, mariachi band alone, or string orchestra and mariachi band together. Trumpet and accompaniment books are available to provide optional parts for trumpet, guitar, guitarrón, vihuela, piano, and harp. Historical background and arrangement ideas are provided in the Teacher's Manual.
Inspired by the Celtic circles of ancient Scotland, Bonnie paints a musical picture through time, joining the heavens and earth to the cycles of everyday life. Performed on Scottish fiddle with gold medal piper Eric Rigler on the Great Highland bagpipe, Scottish smallpipes and uilleann pipes. Also accompanied by guitar, Celtic harp, viola da gamba, hammered dulcimer, bass and bodhran. Includes North Highland tunes from The Patrick McDonald Collection, 1784, pipe marches, strathspeys, jigs and reels, laments and traditional favorites.
This book/CD pack features 11 tanguitos (little tangos) and three milongas written for violinists who have already mastered the first position and are able to perform the tango with verve and inspiration.
Alfred's Easy Instrumental Solos for Special Occasions and Celebrations series offers a versatile selection of music. Each book contains carefully edited arrangements appropriate to each instrument, and well-suited for level 1 students. A fully orchestrated accompaniment MP3 CD is provided, featuring each song as a live performance demo track followed by a play-along track. The CD also contains a PDF of the Piano Accompaniment and Alfred's Tempo Changer Software.
Like no other, Aleksey Igudesman has mastered the art of fascinating and inspiring budding musicians by showing them the beauty of music from all directions, be it classical music, klezmer or other world music. This book takes the musician on a stimulating, challenging, but above all enjoyable journey through Aleksey's own world of klezmer. His additional pointers, as well as the pieces themselves, will help the player familiarize themselves with klezmer and Eastern European music, not only in terms of technical issues, but also in terms of their nature. These compositions are simply of excellent quality. (Julian Rachlin)
Play along with authentic backing tracks with this superb collection of Latin Themes featuring 12 arrangements of famous Latin favourites including ‘La Bamba’, ‘Guantanamera’, ‘Volare’, ‘Cielito Lindo’ and ‘Song of the Jet’. The accompanying CD contains backing tracks featuring a live Latin band, complete with demonstration versions of every track. The CD also contains piano accompaniments available in PDF format which are the same for each 'Latin Themes' publication for other instruments making it ideal for ensemble or solo playing.
Following his popular violin duet album Klezmer & More, Aleksey Igudesman's worldwide wanderings take us into the diverse realms of Celtic Music. In his own inimitable style, he will energize and inspire middle-grade to more advanced players to explore Celtic music. His own arrangements through to his own pieces are all truly celtic in spirit. Added notes on the pieces and helpful basic guidelines for playing in style are provided.
(Instructional). Preface by Jay Ungar, composer of "Ashokan Farewell." A Festival of Violin & Fiddle Styles presents 23 styles and is chock full of right- and left-hand techniques, exercises, and advice designed to help violinists, violists and cellists step into inclusive, 21st century skills as well as repertoire. Online audio includes playing examples of all the fiddle tunes in the book, followed by background music so you can continue to play on your own. Videos include expert instruction on fiddle techniques like bowing, slurs, slides, vibrato, and ornamentation.
Here is a facsimile edition of Francis O'Neill's classic 1907 collection of jigs, reels, hornpipes and other dance tunes. The Dance Music of Ireland has proved so valuable to musicians and has been circulated so widely that it has become known simply as "the book" a virtual bible for many traditional players.