The Guitar of Lonnie Johnson
Lonnie Johnson blended blues and jazz styles, performing with blues shouters like Bessie Smith and Texas Alexander on one hand, and Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington on the other. Now learn essential exercises and tips as they are presented in this compilation of tunes by this legendary musician. As part of Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop Audio Series not only does this book contain valuable lessons, but as an added bonus, the three accompanying CDs contain three full hours of instruction featuring note-by-note, phrase-by-phrase instruction to make the style and technique of Lonnie Johnson something that anyone can learn. Master instructor Woody Mann teaches you step-by-step to play these selections: Away Down in the Alley; Woke Up This Morning With Blues in My Fingers; Go Back to Your No Good Man; Blues in G; and Stompin' 'Em Along Slow. Written in standard notation and tablature.
Delta Blues Guitar
The Mississippi Delta of the 1920s-1940s was a treasure chest of powerful blues performances. These lessons detail tunes by Willie Brown, Tommy Johnson, and Mississippi John Hurt. This book features notation, tablature, and three compact discs of phrase-by-phrase audio instruction for the intermediate guitarist.
The Adventures of Unc Billy Possum
When Unc' Billy Possum learns how easy it is to get into trouble, it takes some doin' to get himself out of his predicament. For children 6–10. 6 black-and-white illustrations.
Traditional jazz studies have tended to see jazz in purely musical terms, as a series of changes in rhythm, tonality, and harmony, or as a parade of great players. But jazz has also entered the cultural mix through its significant impact on novelists, filmmakers, dancers, painters, biographers, and photographers. Representing Jazz explores the "other" history of jazz created by these artists, a history that tells us as much about the meaning of the music as do the many books that narrate the lives of musicians or describe their recordings. Krin Gabbard has gathered essays by distinguished writers from a variety of fields. They provide engaging analyses of films such as Round Midnight, Bird, Mo’ Better Blues, Cabin in the Sky, and Jammin’ the Blues; the writings of Eudora Welty and Dorothy Baker; the careers of the great lindy hoppers of the 1930s and 1940s; Mura Dehn’s extraordinary documentary on jazz dance; the jazz photography of William Claxton; painters of the New York School; the traditions of jazz autobiography; and the art of "vocalese." The contributors to this volume assess the influence of extramusical sources on our knowledge of jazz and suggest that the living contexts of the music must be considered if a more sophisticated jazz scholarship is ever to evolve. Transcending the familiar patterns of jazz history and criticism, Representing Jazz looks at how the music actually has been heard and felt at different levels of American culture. With its companion anthology, Jazz Among the Discourses, this volume will enrich and transform the literature of jazz studies. Its provocative essays will interest both aficionados and potential jazz fans. Contributors. Karen Backstein, Leland H. Chambers, Robert P. Crease, Krin Gabbard, Frederick Garber, Barry K. Grant, Mona Hadler, Christopher Harlos, Michael Jarrett, Adam Knee, Arthur Knight, James Naremore
(Bass Instruction). Learn the tricks and tehnique of playing rockabilly bass from one of the world's foremost masters, Johnny Hatton. In this book, along with video lessons online, he will teach you: the snap * the slap * the hand positions * stragith eighths * the double slap * the swing slap * the triple slap * slap patterns * mambo * alternate slap techniques * two-beat swing slap. Plus, you'll learn about jazz notation, scales and music theory.
School of Viola Technique
Expertly arranged Viola Solo by Henry Schradieck from the Kalmus Edition series. This is from the 20th Century and Romantic eras.
A Violin solo with piano accompaniment and Cello ad lib, composed by Arcangelo Corelli.