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Mark Buckingham : Jammin the Blues - C Edition (Book/CD)
Jammin’ the Blues is a series of 5 guide books, each with accompanying CD, designed to give musicians of any ability the opportunity to improvise. They are ideal for any musician with a desire to play blues and jazz, including teachers. The books are simply laid out, with 40–50 minutes of backing tracks on CD for the user to play along with and develop their ‘jammin’ skills. Jammin’ the Blues effectively addresses the creative music skills needed in today’s education environment.
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Mischa Elman Concert Favorites (2 CD Set)
For Violin. Keyboardist/arranger Jim Odrich has created great keyboard stylings of these magnificent opera classics, against full orchestral accompaniments! Suitable for beginning to intermediate pianists! Includes a complete printed music score on high-quality ivory paper; and a compact disc containing the complete version of each piece with soloist and accompaniment; then a second performance with accompaniments minus you, the soloist. Published by Music Minus One.
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Mozart Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major
KV207; Rondo Concertant in B-flat major, KV269 (Deluxe 2 CD set) For Violin. In 1775, at the ripe old age of 19, Mozart decided to write a few violin concerti. His efforts that year (among other things) provided us with five of the greatest such works in musical history. Here is his first effort, a beautiful classical violin concerto, with all the Mozart trademarks. We also include the Rondo Concertant, which Mozart wrote as a replacement third movement for this concerto, though it later became a popular piece on its own standing! This edition includes a special reduced-tempo version to help you “get up to speed.” Includes a high-quality printed music score, with informative liner notes, and two compact disc containing a complete digital stereo version with soloist; then a second version of the orchestral accompaniment, minus the soloist. Includes a -12.5% reduced tempo version of the accompaniment for your practicing ease. Published by Music Minus One.
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Orchestral Favorites, vol. II (Intermediate Level)
For Violin. Here is much of the best literature and favorite selections for the violin, suitable for intermediate-level violinists. They will challenge and delight the performer. Geoffrey Applegate, noted American violinist, performs these pieces, then stands aside so you can step in and perform with the Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra conducted by Emil Kahn. Includes a high-quality printed music score and a compact disc containing a complete version with soloist, in split-channel stereo (soloist on the right channel); then a second version in full stereo of the orchestral accompaniment, minus the soloist. Published by Music Minus One.
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Orchestral Favorites, vol. III (Intermediate-Difficult Level)
For Violin. This album of pieces for violin and orchestra is aimed at the upper intermediate to advanced player. A full range of challenging repertoire, Baroque to Late Romantic, awaits your participation. Your accompaniment, the Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra conducted by Emil Kahn. The solo reference versions are performed by noted American violinist Geoffrey Applegate. Includes a high-quality printed music score and a compact disc containing a complete version with soloist, in split-channel stereo (soloist on the right channel); then a second version in full stereo of the orchestral accompaniment, minus the soloist. Published by Music Minus One.
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Play Gershwin : Violin and Piano
For Violin. This album pays tribute to Gershwin's unique melodic genius, which gave us such gems as Embraceable you, Summertime, I Got Rhythm, 'S Wonderful, and Lady Be Good. These and other favourites are arranged here for Violin and Piano accompaniment. Published by Music Minus One.
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Playing Through The Blues : Violin (Book/CD)
This intermediate-level book with accompanying CD contains very melodic, fun to play blues lines and riffs in various styles and feels. It's an excellent tool for learning what jazz soloing is all about. Besides reading, you can improvise over the play-along tracks using the chords provided in the book.
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Solo Plus Boogie and Blues: Violin with Piano Accompaniment (Book/CD)
Sheet Music And CD arranged for Violin, Piano. An outstanding collection of classic boogie and blues tunes expertly arranged for the beginning soloist with piano accompaniment in printed and digitally recorded formats.
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Solo Plus: Standards & Jazz: Violin (Book/CD)
Fourteen standards and jazz tunes arranged for the beginning instrumental soloists, with piano accompaniment provided in the book and on the CD. Includes: Angel Eyes, Darn That Dream, Imagination, Like Someone In Love, Swinging On A Star, and Polka Dots And Moonbeams.
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Take The Lead : Blues Brothers Violin (Book/CD)
Now you can be the feature Violin soloist on eight specially recorded arrangements from the classic cult comedy film The Blues Brothers. The CD contains full backing tracks, professionally arranged and recorded to help you learn the songs. The book is full of carefully selected and edited Violin arrangements with chord symbols in concert pitch, allowing any Guitar or Keyboard instrument to accompany. Take The Lead is an integrated series for Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, and Violin. In each edition all the songs are in the same concert pitch key, so the different instruments can play together. All accompanying chord symbols are in concert pitch for use by Piano or Guitar.
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Teacher's Partner: Basic Violin Studies, first year (Book/CD)
For Violin. Includes a high-quality printed music score and a compact disc containing a complete performance with soloist; then a second version with the accompaniment, minus you, the soloist. Published by Music Minus One.
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The Concertmaster: Solos from Symphonic Works with Orchestra (Book/CD)
For Violin. Here is a collection of symphonic excerpts showcasing the solo violinist in ensemble situations. This album provides a necessary introduction to the experience of soloing in an orchestral ensemble and will give you a thrilling environment in which to do it. Great music from the world's master composers. American virtuoso Geoffrey Applegate performs these works and then you take his place alongside the Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra conducted by Emil Kahn. Includes a high-quality printed music score and a compact disc containing a complete version with soloist, in split-channel stereo (soloist on the right channel); then a second version in full stereo of the orchestral accompaniment, minus the soloist. Published by Music Minus One.
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The Heart of the Violin Concerto
For Violin. A selection from MMO's catalogue of violin concerti, this album contains the complete slow movements of five of the greatest violin concerti ever written. This makes a perfect introduction to the concerto repertoire. Many of these selections are suitable for the less technically advanced violinist due to their slower tempi, and serve as a way to concentrate on tone production. Includes a high-quality printed music score and a compact disc containing a complete version with soloist, in split-channel stereo (soloist on the right channel); then a second version in full stereo of the orchestral accompaniment, minus you, the soloist. Published by Music Minus One.
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The Three Bs: Bach/Beethoven/Brahms for Violin & Orchestra
For Violin. Here are many of the best-loved melodies by the 'three B's' for violin and orchestra. Suitable for a range of technical levels, they will challenge and delight any violinist, amateur, student or professional, for years to come. The solo parts are performed by American violinist, Geoffrey Applegate; then you take his place in these beautiful classics alongside maestro Emil Kahn and the Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra. Includes a high-quality printed music score and a compact disc containing a complete version with soloist, in split-channel stereo (soloist on the right channel); then a second version in full stereo of the orchestral accompaniment, minus the soloist. Includes: BRAHMS – Arioso, Sleeper's Awake, Come Sweet Death, Gigue; BEETHOVEN – Moonlight Sonata, Prometheus, In God's Honor; BRAHMS – 3 Waltzes, Lullaby, Hungarian Dance No. 2. Published by Music Minus One.
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Tim Kliphuis / Stephane Grappelli : Gypsy Jazz Violin (Book/Online Audio)
This method by Tim Kliphuis is the first book to teach Gypsy Jazz Violin in the style of Stephane Grappelli. Have you ever listened to Stephane Grappellis' solos thinking 'I wish I could do that, but it is way over my head'? Here is the answer. Simple theory, licks and stylistic lessons point you towards your first authentic Gypsy Jazz improvisations, which you can try out with the swinging Guitar-Bass play-along downloadable audio rhythm section. Then, prepare to tackle six classic Stephane Grappelli solos, annotated and analyzed for your understanding. To grasp the finesses of sound and timing, there are many sample licks and solos by Tim Kliphuis on the online audio as well. It is assumed the student reads music and has a basic command of the instrument.
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Violin Playalong Volume 14: Blues Classics
Violin Play Along: Blues Classics is a well-selected songbook filled with sheet music for 8 classic blues favorites. Play along with all of the songs with the authentic CD tracks included. Some of the songs featured are Boom Boom, Dust My Broom, My Babe and more.
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Violin Easy Instrumental Play Along Classic Rock (Book/Online Audio)
Violin Easy Instrumental Play-Along: Classic Rock features ten classic rock songs in accessible arrangements, designed specifically for Violin students in their first year of study. Audio demonstration tracks featuring real instruments are available to download, allowing novices to hear how the song should sound, and backing tracks are also included so learners can play along with the band. This songbook includes the hits I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Brown Eyed Girl, Fly Like An Eagle, Another One Bites The Dust and more.
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What Jazz 'N' Blues Can I Play?
(Violin Grades 1, 2, 3) Sheet Music arranged for Violin. Make learning more fun with this collection of twelve pieces, all carefully selected and arranged to provide young violinists with a fascinating introduction to Jazz and Blues. Each piece offers suggestions and guidelines to fingering, bowing, dynamics and tempo together with technical tips, performance notes and a simple, but effective, piano accompaniment.
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