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Disney Music Activity Book Sharon Stosur


This is the only book we’ve come across that includes join the dots and colouring, as well as coloured stickers to put on a keyboard to help with learning the songs. There are even word searches, crosswords and other puzzles in it. The only music book that might keep kids quiet while helping them get their heads around time signatures and note values. It includes a whole load of popular songs from the best-known Disney movies (and Pocahontas), such as Bare Necessities,


Latin for Two Bernd Frank


Originally written as easy pieces for beginners’ lessons, these duets by Bernd Frank, professor of jazz and music theory at Mainz


Musikhochschule see the primary player play in the pentatonic scale. The accompanying CD contains full and play-along of all pieces. Schott: 0207 534 0744


around time signatures and note values.





Guitar in Deep (DVD) Andy Alledort There are three DVDs in this series demonstrating How to Play Like Keith Richards, Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton. The Keith Richards version also features the styles of Django Reinhardt, Buddy Guy, Ritchie Blackmore and Billy Gibbons. The series is based on Future Publishing’s US mag Guitar World. Alfred: 01279 828989


Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Zip a Dee Doo Dah, Under the Sea, A Whole New World and various other singalong classics.


Hal Leonard/Music Sales: 01284 705050


Ukulele Basics Gernot Rodder


Focuses on all the fundamentals of ukulele for new-comers to the trendy and popular instrument from tuning to melody playing. It comes with an accompanying CD, which features 14 different pieces, all notated in the book, and a tuning track as well. Mel Bay: 0208 214 1222


The only music book that might keep kids quiet while helping them get their heads


School of Bluegrass guitar Joe Carr


Designed to help guitarists who are stuck playing simple melodies to develop solos to bluegrass songs and tunes. There are thirteen songs in both a simple “Carter”-style melody- based arrangement and also a more complex fiddle-style arrangement. Comes of course, with the obligatory CD. Mel Bay: 0208 214 1222


Classical Piano Anthology 2 Nils Franke


This anthology contains 25 original works by composers of the classical period including Haydn, Cimarosa, Beethoven and Czerny among others. It offers a wide range of styles, which are performed on the CD by the author. The collection is aimed at those looking to broaden their playing and teaching repertoire and can be used as part of a grade 3- 4 curriculum. Schott 0207 534 0744


Guitar Dance Collection Konrad Ragossnig Contains dances from the 19th and 20th centuries such as tango, polka, waltz, mazurka, ragtime, habanera and samba. It features both original works and arrangements of piano and ensemble pieces. In all there are 18 pieces including The Entertainer, Tico Tico and Adios Muchachos, which can be played as duets. Schott: 0207 534 0744


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