It's Never Too Late to Play Piano

A Learn as You Play Tutor with Interactive CD

Author: Pam Wedgwood

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571520701

Category: Music

Page: 80

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Pam Wedgwood, author of the best-selling Jazzin' About and After Hours series, provides an all-in-one piano tutor to help adults achieve their goal of independently learning the piano. Organized into slowly progressive units, the tutor breaks the learning process into manageable sections, covers the essential theory and technical skills, includes many tips and facts, and presents interesting information on the great composers and their music, and references the included compact disc for audio examples of the concepts presented. This learn-as-you-play method covers up to the first two years of study, giving you all the motivation you'll need to make playing the piano fun! The CD is packed with more than 90 accompaniment tracks as well as interactive activities to enrich practice time. A unique Pam Wedgwood site at http://www.pamwedgwood.com includes optional extras such as an opportunity to ask Pam your questions, optional teacher's accompaniment parts and more!
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It's Never Too Late to Play Christmas

Author: Pam Wedgwood

Publisher: It's Never Too Late to Play

ISBN: 9780571526529

Category: Music

Page: 32

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Here's a chance for developing pianists to explore their favorite Christmas songs in jazzy, easy-to-play arrangements. The pieces are suitable for those who have learned for approximately one year, or have reached Unit 14 of the "It's Never to Late to Play Piano" tutor, Item #05712520707. The pieces are gently progressive, gradually extending players' technique through playing pieces they love! This is piano repertoire for the established beginner. Contents: Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful); Christmas Song (Wells/Torme); Coventry Carol ; Ding, Dong Merrily on High (Arbeau); Il est Né le Divin Enfant ; In Dulci Jubilo; In the Bleak Midwinter (Holst); Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Cahn/Styne); Past Three O'Clock (Traditional); Quem Pastores Laudavere; Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (Coots/Gillespie); Silent Night (Gruber); The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy (Spiritual); Walking in the Air (Blake); We Wish You a Merry Christmas); White Christmas (Berlin); Winter Wonderland (Smith/Bernard).
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The Artist's Way for Retirement

It's Never Too Late to Discover Creativity and Meaning

Author: Julia Cameron

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 178180687X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 250

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‘Most of us have no idea of our real creative height. We are much more gifted than we know. My tools help to nurture those gifts.’ The Artist's Way movement began more than two decades ago and has now helped millions of people around the world to discover - and recover - their creativity. Whether you want to work on a large artistic project or simply wish to experience more creativity in your life, The Artist's Way for Retirement is the perfect guide to help anyone wanting to live a more creative and vital life. Packed with engaging, thought-provoking exercises and useful tools designed to help unlock your creative energy, this book will enable you to pursue creative activities with confidence, realize the creative dreams you have been harbouring and enjoy the freedom and independence that retirement offers. Using a range of artistic forms and styles, and devised to address and support the emotional upheaval that retirement can bring, this book will take you on remarkable and transformative creative adventures.
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Wedding Album for the Classical Pianist

Author: Robert Schultz

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457461712

Category: Music

Page: 160

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Forty beautiful and well-known classical music works for the professional pianist. Great for weddings, recitals, and other special occasions. Titles (and composers) include: Ave Maria (Schubert) * Claire de Lune (Debussy) * Impromptu (Schubert) * The Wedding March (Mendelssohn) * Un Bel Di from Madame Butterfly (Puccini) * Pomp and Circumstance (Elgar) * Waltz from The Sleeping Beauty (Tchaikovsky) * Trumpet Voluntary (Purcell) * Bridal Chorus (Wagner) * Vocalise (Rachmaninoff) among others.
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It's Never Too Late to Sing; Christmas (Solo Voice)

Author: Heidi Pegler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571537198

Category:

Page: 48

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It's Never Too Late To Sing Christmas brings together 12 festive favourites in an array of styles, all specially selected and arranged for adult beginners. Building on the techniques introduced in It's Never Too Late To Sing tutor, this unique collection provides everything you need to take the next step of your singing journey.
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Christmas Songs

Jazz Piano Solos Series

Author: Hal Leonard Corp.

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1480300187

Category: Music

Page: 96

View: 3403

(Piano Solo Songbook). 21 holiday classics arranged for jazz piano. Includes: Blue Christmas * The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) * Christmas Time Is Here * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * I'll Be Home for Christmas * Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! * My Favorite Things * Santa Baby * Silver Bells * White Christmas * and more. Includes chord names.
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Guitar

A Complete Guide for the Player

Author: Nigel Osborne

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785834389

Category: Music

Page: 320

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This is the most authoritative and comprehensive reference work on the full range of guitar designs and playing styles ever produced. An info-packed and intricately detailed, illustrated glossary that helps you 'talk guitar' with authority. Taking you all the way from deciding which instrument is best for you and your music to learning the essential techniques in ten of the most popular guitar styles and maximizing the potential of your guitar, effects, and amplifier, this book is a one-stop, fast track to fluency in all aspects of the most influential icon in the history of popular music. In this book, the world's leading specialists tell you what ingredients go into a vast range of guitars and amplifiers to make them sound the way that they do; coach you on making the most of your instruments, effects, and amps; tutor you in the essential playing skills of genres from Rock to Jazz to classical-and everything in between. Contributors include Dave Hunter, Tony Bacon, Robert Benedetto, Dave Burrluck, Walter Carter, Dough Chandler, Paul Day, James Stevenson, Kari Bannerman, David Braid, Carl Filipiak, Nestor Garcia, Martin Goulding, Lee Hodgson, Max Milligan, and Rikky Rooksby.
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It's Never Too Late to Play Pam Wedgwood

16 Great New Pieces for Piano Solo and Duet

Author: Pam Wedgwood

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571529841

Category: Music

Page: 24

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It's never too late to play . . . Pam Wedgwood gives players the chance to explore some fabulous jazzy new works by the acclaimed composer Pam Wedgwood. The pieces are suitable for those who have played for approximately one year. The pieces are gently progressive, gradually extending the player's technique.
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It's Never Too Late to Play Blues

Author: Pam Wedgwood

Publisher: Faber Music Limited

ISBN: 9780571532087

Category: Piano music

Page: 32

View: 2565

Helps pianists learn about blues, exploring different skills and techniques that are needed to play, through favorite repertoire in easy-to-play arrangements.
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Jumbo Easy Piano Songbook

200 Songs for All Occasions

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780634062889

Category: Music

Page: 512

View: 8979

(Easy Piano Songbook). The ultimate Easy Piano collection! This amazing book features 200 classical favorites, folk songs and jazz standards. Highlights: Amazing Grace * Beale Street Blues * Bridal Chorus * Buffalo Gals * Can Can Polka * Canon in D * Cielito Lindo * Danny Boy * The Entertainer * Fur Elise * Greensleeves * Jamaica Farewell * Marianne * Molly Malone * Ode to Joy * Oh Marie * Peg O' My Heart * Rockin' Robin * Yankee Doodle * dozens more! Over 500 pages of music!
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Top 25 Christmas Songs for Solo Piano

Author: Carol Tornquist

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781423467236

Category: Music

Page: 95

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(Songbook). This folio is the Christmas edition of the popular piano series "25 Top Praise and Worship Songs for Solo Piano." It features 25 brand-new arrangements of traditional favorites arranged in an easy-to-play contemporary style. Each piece also includes optional transitions so you can create medleys if you're so inspired. Also includes chord symbols. Songs include: Adeste Fidelis * Angels We Have Heard on High * Away in a Manger (Medley) * The Birthday of a King * Bring a Torch, Jeannette Isabella * Deck the Hall * The First Noel * For Unto Us a Child Is Born * Gesu Bambino * God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen * Hark! The Herald Angels Sing * He Is Born, The Divine Christ Child * The Holly and the Ivy * I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day * Infant Holy, Infant Lowly * It Came Upon the Midnight Clear * Joy to the World! * O Holy Night! * O Little Town of Bethlehem * Once in Royal David's City * Silent Night! Holy Night! * Sing We Now of Christmas * Still, Still, Still * We Wish You a Merry Christmas * What Child Is This?
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The Late Age of Print

Everyday Book Culture from Consumerism to Control

Author: Ted Striphas

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231148151

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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Ted Striphas tracks the methods through which the book industry has adapted (or has failed to adapt) to rapid changes in twentieth-century print culture. With examples from trade journals, news media, films, advertisements, and other commercial and scholarly materials, Striphas tells a story of modern publishing that proves, even in a rapidly digitizing world, books are anything but dead. With wit and brilliant insight, he isolates the invisible processes through which books have come to mediate our social interactions and influence our habits of consumption. This edition features a new preface in which Striphas considers the stakes of abandoning printed books in favor of digital readers.
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Popular Performer Christmas Classics

Author: Mark Hayes

Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780739082881

Category: Music

Page: 52

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The Christmas season has inspired decades of memorable popular music. Mark Hayes revisits some of these timeless songs, expertly casting them in the rich voice of the piano. Titles: The Gift * Grown-Up Christmas List * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * I'll Be Home for Christmas * It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year * Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! * Let There Be Peace on Earth * The Little Drummer Boy * Sleigh Ride * Toyland. "The arrangements here are sure to impress any party crowd" --Yiyi Ku, Music Teachers Helper Blog
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Bud, Not Buddy

Author: Christopher Paul Curtis

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1101934263

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963, a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree. It’s 1936, in Flint Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud’s got a few things going for him: 1. He has his own suitcase full of special things. 2. He’s the author of Bud Caldwell’s Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself. 3. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: flyers advertising Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!! Bud’s got an idea that those flyers will lead him to his father. Once he decides to hit the road to find this mystery man, nothing can stop him—not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself. AN ALA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS AN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK AN IRA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD WINNER NAMED TO 14 STATE AWARD LISTS “The book is a gem, of value to all ages, not just the young people to whom it is aimed.” —The Christian Science Monitor “Will keep readers engrossed from first page to last.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “Curtis writes with a razor-sharp intelligence that grabs the reader by the heart and never lets go. . . . This highly recommended title [is] at the top of the list of books to be read again and again.” —Voice of Youth Advocates, Starred From the Hardcover edition.
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The Glass Castle

A Memoir

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.
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John Thompson's Modern Course for the Piano

The First Grade Book : Something New Every Lession

Author: John Thompson

Publisher: Willis Music Company

ISBN: 9780877180609

Category: Music

Page: 82

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(Willis). The Modern Course series provides a clear and complete foundation in the study of the piano that enables the student to think and feel musically. It may be preceded by the Teaching Little Fingers to Play series.
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It's Never Too Late to Play Classics

Author: Pam Wedgwood

Publisher: It's Never Too Late to Play

ISBN: 9780571526512

Category: Music

Page: 32

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The pieces are suitable for those who have learned for approximately one year, or have reached Unit 14 of the It's Never to Late to Play Piano tutor, Item #05712520707. The pieces are gently progressive, gradually extending players' technique through playing pieces they love! This is piano repertoire for the established beginner. Contents: Au fond du temple saint from The Pearl Fishers (Bizet); Che faro from Orfeo and Euridice(Gluck); Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nebucco (Verdi); Clair de Lune (Debussy); Fantasie Impromptu (Chopin); Flower Duet from Lakme (Delibes); Gymnopodie No. 1 (Satie); I Vow to Thee, My Country from The Planets (Holst); Morning from Peer Gynt (Grieg); Pavane (Faure); Polovtsian Dance (Borodin); Prelude from Carmen (Bizet); Prelude in C (J. S. Bach); Raindrop Prelude (Chopin); Rondo alla Turka (Mozart); Symphony No. 40 (Mozart); Waltz from Swan Lake (Tchaikovsky).
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The Bad Seed

Author: William March

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060795484

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Now reissued – William March's 1954 classic thriller that's as chilling, intelligent and timely as ever before. This paperback reissue includes a new P.S. section with author interviews, insights, features, suggested reading and more. What happens to ordinary families into whose midst a child serial killer is born? This is the question at the center of William march's classic thriller. After its initial publication in 1954, the book went on to become a million–copy bestseller, a wildly successful Broadway show, and a Warner Brothers film. The spine–tingling tale of little Rhoda Penmark had a tremendous impact on the thriller genre and generated a whole perdurable crop of creepy kids. Today, The Bad Seed remains a masterpiece of suspense that's as chilling, intelligent, and timely as ever before.
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Top 50 Pop Hits

Easy Piano

Author: Alfred Publishing Staff,Dan (COP) Coates

Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780739062166

Category: Music

Page: 204

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This jam-packed collection spans nearly six decades of pop music. Each intermediate-level, easy piano arrangement includes lyrics and chord symbols. Titles: Bad * Beat It * Beautiful Stranger * Big Yellow Taxi * Billie Jean * Blueberry Hill * Boulevard of Broken Dreams * The Boys of Summer * Breakfast at Tiffany's * Build Me Up Buttercup * California * Do You Want to Know a Secret? * Don't Stop Believin' * Drive * Everything * Everything Burns * Eye of the Tiger * Gimme Some Lovin' * Go Your Own Way * Graduation (Friends Forever) * Great Balls of Fire * Hey There Delilah * High * Higher Love * Hotel California * I Kissed a Girl * I Only Want to Be with You * It's My Party * Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini * Know Your Enemy * Macarena * New Soul * Old Time Rock and Roll * People Get Ready * Photograph * Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head * The Reason * Right Now * (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock * Runaround Sue * Sixteen Candles * Smooth * Summertime Blues * This I Promise You * This Magic Moment * Umbrella * Wake Me Up When September Ends * Walkin' on the Sun * What a Fool Believes * White Flag.
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How to Play the Piano

Author: James Rhodes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786486424

Category: Music

Page: 64

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Learn to play one of Bach's most exquisite preludes in just 6 weeks, even if you have never played the piano before. An accessible and inspiring book by the pianist and international bestselling writer James Rhodes, who promises that it gives anyone with two hands, a piano or an electric keyboard and just 45 minutes a day the tools they need to learn to play Bach's Prelude No. 1 in C Major in 6 weeks, even if they know nothing about music and have never even touched a piano before. How often do we convince ourselves that it's just too late - too late to learn how to ride a bike, too late to know how to meditate, too late to travel the world... As we get older and time slips through our fingers like water, we become resigned, almost defeatist, about abandoning our dreams. For James Rhodes, after the inevitable "How many hours a day do you practice?" and "Show me your hands", the most common thing people say to him when they hear he's a pianist is "I used to play the piano as a kid. I really regret giving it up". Where does this mourned and misplaced creativity go? For Rhodes, it's still there to be tapped into by all of us, at any point. This inspirational book gives us the means to do this, by breaking up Bach's seminal Prelude No. 1 from the Well-Tempered Clavier into manageable segments, teaching us the basics of piano playing - how to read music, the difference between the treble and the bass clef, sharp and flat notes, how to practice etc.. - and encouraging personal interpretation in a way that is guaranteed to soothe the mind, feed the soul and unleash creative powers we didn't know we still had. All of this will culminate in an ability to perform one of Bach's masterpieces. "If listening to music is soothing for the soul, then playing music is achieving enlightenment. It's going from kicking a ball around with a few pals to playing alongside Ronaldo."
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