This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
RECOMMENDED Music Books/DVD


O'Carolan Guitar Arrangements William Stevens Turlough O’Carolan was one of the most influential Irish composers of his time, influenced by both Gaelic harp tradition and European classical music. They also lend themselves well to fingerstyle guitar. These arrangements are for intermediate level and future a few well-known compositions as well as some lesser known tunes. Mel Bay: 0208 214 1222


Baroque Recorder Anthology Vol 4 Peter Bowman Presents pieces by 17th and 18th century composers in a variety of different styles including works by major composers such as Bach, Handel and Barsanti, as well as some lesser-known composers. Teacher notes and composer biographies are included, as well as a CD of the pieces performed by Gudrun Heyens and Wolfgang Kostujak. Suitable for students with eight or more years’ experience (grades 7-8). Schott 0207 534 0744


Beginning Blues Guitar Rhythm and Solos Al Ek There are six different rhythm parts here, each with its own solo to go over the top. The author shows how each solo can work over different rhythm grooves and keys. Designed for the blues newcomer, everything on the accompanying DVD is played at speed and then broken down note by note.


Hal Leonard/Music Sales: 01284 705050


Queen Guitar Chord Songbook Hal Leonard There are 40 songs in this handy- sized songbook with complete lyrics, chord symbols and chord diagrams including Bohemian Rhapsody if you fancy tackling that one. No tabs though, so solos have to be worked out instead. A good one for the intermediate rocker. Hal Leonard/Music Sales: 01284 705050


Easy Fingerpicking Guitar Andrew Du Brock Designed for those who can play but can’t pick or have tried and failed. The book comes with a CD and takes users from beginner level to being able to use multiple different picking patterns and even create new ones. Suits both acoustic and electric guitar players. Hal Leonard/Music Sales: 01284 705050


A Splash of Color Dennis Alexander “Romantic and contemporary piano solos designed to enhance an awareness of imagery in performance,” it says here. What we have are seven pieces, each with their own colour-themed title, such as Lemon Zest, Aquamarine, Fields of Lavender and our own favourite – Tango a la Mango. This is book three in the series and is suitable for late- intermediate players. Alfred: 01279 828960


Ukulele for Kids Chad Johnson


With the ukulele becoming an increasingly important part of music teaching and trendy to boot, this book is a good introduction, explaining the most basic elements and including 30 well known songs from the Beatles, Beach Boys, Elvis and others. Comes with a CD, which includes a tuning track. Hal Leonard/Music Sales: 01284 705050


70 Bach Chorales Mark Philips Arranged for easy classical guitar with tablature, this selection simplifies the sometimes intricate four-part texture of the chorales to make them easier to play while retaining the essence of the originals. Comes with a CD. Hal Leonard/Music Sales: 01284 705050


www.mi-pro.co.uk


February 2012 63


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76