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I Just Wasn't Made for These Times

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I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
The Making of Pet Sounds

Author: Charles L. Granata
Publication Date: 28 August 2003

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On Brian Wilson and the making of 'Pet Sounds'. "Some albums are so extraordinary that they influence generations of aspirin...

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Beginning Blues Harp

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Beginning Blues Harp

Author: Don Baker
Publication Date: 6 April 2005

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Learn how to get those laid back bluesy sounds from your harmonica with this great book by expert player Don Baker. Having m...

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Nat King Cole

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Nat King Cole

Author: Jim Haskins
Publication Date: 1 June 1986

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Dream Brother

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Dream Brother
The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley

Author: David Browne
Publication Date: 1 October 2001

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The highly acclaimed dual biography of father and son Tim and Jeff Buckley, two of the most enduring musical icons of the late 20th-century

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Morrissey's Manchester

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Morrissey's Manchester
The Essential Smiths Tour

Author: Phill Gatenby
Publication Date: 27 May 2009

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Manchester became as much a part of "The Smiths" output as the guitars, drums and vocals. This book presents places to visit, lyrical references and background information on one of the world's most influential bands. It contains 40 images, a map of the city centre and an opportunity to take the "Smiths Tour".

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Bacharach; Maestro

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Bacharach; Maestro
The Life of a Pop Genius

Author: Michael Brocken
Publication Date: 9 January 2003

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Covering the well-known and public areas of Burt Bacharach's life, as well as those aspects that have previously been hi...

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I Was Keith Richards' Drug Dealer

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I Was Keith Richards' Drug Dealer

Author: Tony Sanchez
Publication Date: 1 August 2003

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Nobody got as close to the Rolling Stones as Tony Sanchez. In this volume he reveals the truth about: the band's first tentative experiments with drugs; how Keith Richards attacked one of his suppliers with a sword; and how they lived one step ahead of the law despite the drugs.

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Honky Tonk Angel

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Honky Tonk Angel
Intimate Story of Patsy Cline

Author: Ellis Nassour
Publication Date: 4 March 1993

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A biography of the singer Patsy Cline. Written with the co-operation of her family, friends and fellow stars, it describes her rise from a poor Virginian family to become an international star. This book also contains a complete discography of all her recordings.

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Mick Jagger

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Mick Jagger

Author: Christopher Sandford
Publication Date: 30 August 2003

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World-famous as a rock icon, Sir Mick Jagger has remained a stubbornly enigmatic man for 40 years. In this biography, Sandford explores Jagger's contradictory persona, from the wild abandon of his stage performances to the cool self-management of his life and career.

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"Beatles" Off the Record

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The "Beatles" Off the Record
v. 1 - Outrageous Opinions and Unrehearsed Interviews

Author: Keith Badman
Publication Date: 16 October 2000

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A comprehensive book of quotes, compiled by a Beatles expert. From the Cavern days to the final split, Keith Badman presents the band's story in their own words, along with comments from friends and observers.

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John Lennon

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John Lennon
The Life

Author: Philip Norman
Publication Date: 1 October 2008

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The final word on music's greatest legend, in which Philip Norman reveals a John Lennon the world has never seen. With ground-breaking insight into the pain, beauty and frustration that shaped the genius of modern music, John Lennon: The Life redefines a legend.

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Keith Richards

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Keith Richards
The Biography

Author: Victor Bockris
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1992

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Walking on the Moon

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Walking on the Moon
The Untold Story of the "Police"

Author: Chris Campion
Publication Date: 25 July 2010

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Ambition brought the Police together. It also tore them apart - but not before they became the biggest band in the world and...

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To Hell and Back

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To Hell and Back
an Autobiography

Author: David "Meat Loaf"
Publication Date: 6 July 2000

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A classic rock autobiography of Meat Loaf's bizarre life. After surviving an abusive childhood, during which he was almost murdered by his alcoholic father, he starred in one of the biggest stage and film musicals ever, then went on to record the third best-selling album of all time. This book shows the ups and downs of his life.

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Paganini

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Paganini
Supreme Violinist or Devil's Fiddler?

Author: John Sugden
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1986

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Paganini's contemporaries called him the Devil's Fiddler, having no other way to account for his astonishing technique. One of the first great international violinists, his dazzling career resulted from an exceptional talent, both as virtuoso violinist and composer. The carefully researched text is filled with illustrations, many not previously published. In addition there are fascinating reproduc...

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From Satchmo to Miles

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From Satchmo to Miles

Author: Leonard G. Feather
Publication Date: 1 August 1987

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"Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Norman Granz, Oscar Peterson, Ray Charles, Don Ellis, and Miles Davis--these are the dozen j"

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Dusty Springfield

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Dusty Springfield
A Life in Music

Author: Edward Leeson
Publication Date: 1 May 2001

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Offers a detailed and rounded portrait of the late Dusty Springfield and provides a major assessment of the musical career of a singer whose reputation remains one of the highest in the business.

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Rough Guide to IPods and ITunes

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The Rough Guide to IPods and ITunes

Author: Peter Buckley
Publication Date: 1 September 2009

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A guide to music and video on the Net, on your PC or Mac, and in your pocket. It covers the iPod range of products: from the best of the iTunes App Store, iPod Touch, iTunes 8 to practical information for the iPod Nano and Classic Shuffle.

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Thank You for the Days

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Thank You for the Days
A Boy's Own Adventures in Radio and Beyond

Author: Mark Radcliffe
Publication Date: 8 July 2010

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A love letter to music in which BBC Radio 2 DJ Mark Radcliffe looks back on some of the best and worst days of his life.

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Is This the Real Life?

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Is This the Real Life?
The Untold Story of Queen

Author: Mark Blake
Publication Date: 10 September 2011

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Mark Blake has written the definitive history of one of the greatest rock bands of all time.

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Cider with Roadies

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Cider with Roadies

Author: Stuart Maconie
Publication Date: 18 December 2004

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An hilarious & touching coming-of-age from one of Britain's leading music broadcasters, this is the story of a boy's obsessive relationship with pop. A life lived through music, from Stuart's audience with the Beatles (aged 3) to living - and leaving - the sex, drugs (chiefly lager in a plastic glass) and rock and roll lifestyle.

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Guitar

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Guitar

Author: Richard Chapman
Publication Date: 5 May 2005

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Showing you what others only tell you. Ideal for any enthusiast this unique visual guide covers every aspect of the world's most popular instrument. From scales to advanced technique learn how to strum your stuff with confidence.

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Robert Smith

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Robert Smith
"The Cure" and Wishful Thinking

Author: Richard Carman
Publication Date: 8 September 2005

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Formed in 1976 by school friends Robert Smith, Lol Tolhurst and Michael Dempsey, The Cure was one of the post-punk bands to inject pure pop back into post-Pistols rock. This is a biography of the band, and of Smith - one of rock's enduring figures. It also analyses in depth the 'goth' subculture and its relationship with The Cure.

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Love Lives of the Great Composers

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Love Lives of the Great Composers

Author: Basil Howitt
Publication Date: 1 October 1995

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Basil Howitt delves into the love lives of a cluster of the great composers from Gesualdo to Wagner and finds much to delight, surprise, shock, and even appall his readers - but never bore them!

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Elwood's Blues

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Elwood's Blues
Interviews with the Blues Legends and Stars

Author: Dan Aykroyd
Publication Date: 29 October 2004

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Is an entertaining and informative collection of conversations with the legends and rising stars of blues and rock music, drawn from the popular syndicated radio series, The House of Blues Radio. Host Dan Aykroyd has interviewed over 900 blues and rock greats since 1993.

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Karaoke No More

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Karaoke No More
The Real Story of the Beginnings of "Westlife"

Author: Padraig Meehan
Publication Date: 5 January 2004

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"This is the story of six friends in a country town who set out on an adventure with a group of people who shared their drea...

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Bell Founding

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Bell Founding

Author: Trevor S. Jennings
Publication Date: 7 March 1998

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Surveys the history of bell production and the development of moulding and casting techniques. This book describes the intricate tuning process and the role of the bellfounder. It contains photographs that illustrate the production process of some of the famous foundries in Britain, such as those at Whitechapel and Loughborough.

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Story of

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The Story of "Green Day"

Author: Doug Small
Publication Date: 8 August 2005

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The full story, from the band's humble teenage beginnings to fully fledged rock stardom.

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Music

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Music
An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Musical Instruments and the Great Composers

Author: Max Wade-Matthews
Publication Date: 26 November 2004

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A comprehensive encyclopedia of musical instruments, covering all sections of the orchestra: strings, woodwind and brass, percussion and keyboards, as well as the voice. Also covers historical, rare and non-Western instruments. An authoritative guide to over 100 composers from Bach to Xenakis, covering all styles of composition.

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"Cream"
How Eric Clapton Took the World by Storm

Author: Dave Thompson
Publication Date: 9 November 2006

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Looks at the creation of one of the world's most influential bands - Cream. After all the streets of London had been covered in 'Clapton Is God' tributes, the three top rock instrumentalists of their time, came together to form Cream. Cream went on to become the first band to break open the lucrative US market by dint of their live shows alone.

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Queen

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Queen
The Definitive Biography

Author: Laura Jackson
Publication Date: 25 April 2002

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Laura Jackson has interviewed members of Queen, many of their close friends, and several of the world's leading rock musicians to turn the spotlight on the private lives, professional struggles and personal triumphs of the band.

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Leonard Bernstein

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Leonard Bernstein
A Life

Author: Meryle Secrest
Publication Date: 5 June 1997

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This biography covers Leonard Berstein's life, from his childhood growing up in a Hassidic family in Massachusetts through to the start to his career and his success in both classical music and musical theatre. Bernstein the family man is also featured.

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Jazz is

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Jazz is

Author: Nat Hentoff
Publication Date: 1 December 1984

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"A beautifully written, evocative tribute to an elusive art... Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Teddy Wilson, Gerry Mulligan, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Cecil Taylor, and Gato Barbieri." - Performing Arts

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Bedroom DJ

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Bedroom DJ

Author: Piper Terrett
Publication Date: 30 August 2003

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Motivated by the desire to wreak revenge on the DJ ex-boyfriend who dumped her to spend more time with his record collection, Piper Terrett sets out to overcome her technophobia and take her fledgling DJ skills from the bedroom to the big time.

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Very Best of "Abba"

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The Very Best of "Abba"

Author: A. L. Dannhauser
Publication Date: 1 May 1999

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This volume contains the music and lyrics for Abba's most popular hits, including: "Mamma Mia"; "Waterloo"; "Take a Chance on Me"; "One of Us"; "Thank You for the Music"; "Chiquitita"; "I Have a Dream"; "Winner Takes All"; and "Dancing Queen".

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Schumann

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Schumann

Author: Tim Dowley
Publication Date: 7 October 1985

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This series of biographies presents the great composers against the background of their times. Each draws on personal letters and recollections, engravings, paintings and, when they exist, photographs, to present a complete picture of the composer's life.

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Down the Highway

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Down the Highway
The Life of Bob Dylan

Author: Howard Sounes
Publication Date: 2 April 2001

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With a recording career spanning 40 years and sales of over 57 million albums, Bob Dylan brought serious ideas and poetry into the song lyric to become an iconic figure of contemporary music. This book interviews over 250 people and includes details of his business affairs and personal wealth.

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Ars Nova and the Renaissance, 1300-1540

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Ars Nova and the Renaissance, 1300-1540
v. 3 - Ars Nova and the Renaissance, 1300-1540

Author: A. Hughes
Publication Date: 26 March 1963

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Looks at ancient and oriental music and traces the history of western music from medieval times to the twentieth century.

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Debbie Wiseman

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Debbie Wiseman
Wilde Stories

Author: Debbie Wiseman
Publication Date: 1 December 2003

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This title contains music from the three animated film specials of children's tales by Oscar Wilde shown on Channel 4 during Christmas 2002.

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Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele

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Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Ukulele

Author: Morton & Manus Manus
Publication Date: 1 December 1995

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Viola Scales & Arpeggios, ABRSM Grades 1-5

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Viola Scales & Arpeggios, ABRSM Grades 1-5
From 2012

Author:  ABRSM
Publication Date: 7 July 2011

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This new edition contains all the scales and arpeggios required for ABRSM's Grades 15 Viola exams. Contains all scales and arpeggios for the revised syllabus from 2012, with bowing patterns and suggested fingering, and a helpful introduction including advice on preparing for the exam.

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English Dance & Song Vol. XX, No.2

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English Dance & Song Vol. XX, No.2

Author:  Various
Publication Date: 1 Jan 1955

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The Magazine of the English Folk Dance and Song Society November/December 1955...

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Jazz Alto Sax Level/Grade 2 Tunes/Part & Score & CD

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Jazz Alto Sax Level/Grade 2 Tunes/Part & Score & CD - Level/grade 2 Tunes

Author:  ABRSM
Publication Date: 12 June 2003

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Fifteen tunes that reflect the breadth and diversity of jazz, from the great African-American tradition to the vibrant and multicultural sounds of jazz today. Contains sections for improvised solos, with notated guideline pitches to get you started and a CD featuring playalong rhythm-section tracks and full performances recorded by top musicians.

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Discovering Classical Music

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Discovering Classical Music
v. 1

Author: Ian Christians
Publication Date: 28 October 1991

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"Discovering Classical Music" concentrates on ten of the greatest composers, focusing initially on Mozart and Beethoven. The...

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Silence

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Silence
Lectures and Writings

Author: John Cage
Publication Date: 1 June 1973

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Mysticism of Sound and Music

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The Mysticism of Sound and Music

Author: Hazrat Inayat Khan
Publication Date: 9 October 1996

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In Sufi teaching, music is an expression of the harmony of the universe, and this text discusses its spiritual nature and divine aspect. Based on lectures given by Khan in the 1920s and 30s, it covers the effect of sound on the body, the healing power of music, and spiritual growth from music.

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Music Theory in Practice, Grade 3

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Music Theory in Practice, Grade 3
Grade 3 - Grade 3

Author: Eric Taylor
Publication Date: 15 May 2008

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Fully revised, this workbook remains the best way to prepare for ABRSM's Grade 3 Theory of Music Exam. Features a clear explanation of music notation, many worked examples and practice exercises, definitions of important words and concepts, specimen exam questions and helpful tips for students.

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Music Theory in Practice, Grade 4

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Music Theory in Practice, Grade 4
Grade 4 - Grade 4

Author: Eric Taylor
Publication Date: 22 May 2008

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Fully revised, this workbook remains the best way to prepare for ABRSM's Grade 4 Theory of Music Exam. Features a clear explanation of music notation, many worked examples and practice exercises, definitions of important words and concepts, specimen exam questions and helpful tips for students.

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Music Theory in Practice

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Music Theory in Practice
Grade 5 - Grade 5

Author: Eric Taylor
Publication Date: 29 May 2008

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Fully revised, this workbook remains the best way to prepare for ABRSM's Grade 5 Theory of Music Exam. Features a clear explanation of music notation, many worked examples and practice exercises, definitions of important words and concepts, specimen exam questions and helpful tips for students.

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New Tune a Day for Clarinet

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A New Tune a Day for Clarinet
Book 1
Book 1

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Publication Date: 1 September 2005

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Includes an audio CD - with actual performances and backing tracks, explanatory diagrams and photographs. Each book contains: advice on the equipment you need; instructions for an effective technique and a comfortable posture; explanatory section on reading music; and more.

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