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Mel Complete Classic Chicago Blues Harp
HK$ 164.00
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This book is meant to take an instrument and musical styleand teach it to the people who made it so popular, the blues listening public. A comprehensive lesson and study book for the intermediate and advanced diatonic harmonica player, Classic Chicago Blues Harp presents techniques, progressive examples and accompanying twelve bar blues exercise and examples. Special attention is given to the accurate reading of blues rhythms and each notated tune is carefully marked with tablature indicating precisely where to find individual notes. Each chapter concludes with a chapter review of what was taught in that section. Includes access to online audio. This book is best suited to the intermediate player rather than the beginner, and will appeal strongly to those with a genuine desire to learn the Chicago blues harmonica style. The book is excellent for self-teaching, yet is comprehensive enough to be used in a private instruction format. The included audio recording insures accuracy of interpretation and ease in learning. Most of the exercises and examples are included on the audio with split-tracked back-up music. Each song is played once with harmonica and then without. A great all-around study book for blues harmonica players at any level. Access to audio available online.

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Mel Getting Your Improvising Into Shape
HK$ 130.00
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This wonderful project focuses on the use of chord shapes (mainly triads) in building a single line solo. It also opens up some of the mystery of the fretboard by showing exactly how the fretboard relates to diatonic harmony without using single note scales. Not only will new lines appear easier, but new and usable chord voicings will also appear. These chords will be related to the lines being played. It also will help move away from position playing and open up the neck, removing any black holes. There is also a look at phrasing and how rhythmic understanding is important to the improving harmonic and melodic development. Includes access to online audio.

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Mel Rhythm Guitar Chord System
HK$ 82.00
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Commonly referred to as the "rhythm guitarist's bible,"this innovative book is a system of guitar chord formation which maximizes power voicing while minimizing left-hand movement! Originally written by Mel Bay in 1947, this landmark publication was reissued in its original typesetting in 1973 to become the definitive text on jazz chords in private teaching studios and university jazz guitar departments around the globe. Mr. Bay's practical, analytical approach to the fingerboard produced this comprehensive system for learning full-sounding orchestral jazz guitar chords.

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Mel You Can Teach Yourself Pan Flute
HK$ 123.00
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This book and accompanying online audio and video are an excellent introduction to the pan flute. The lessons provided are fun and easy, and will have you playing pan flute in no time! The companion video contains PDF files of the video content translated into Spanish, Chinese (traditional and simplified), German, Dutch and French.

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Mel Complete Book of Harmony, Theory and Voicing
HK$ 205.00
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This is a very comprehensive text that combines theory, harmony and voicing material with emphasis placed on voice leading. Although this book's primary focus is on four-note chord voicings on the middle strings of the guitar, much of the knowledge conveyed here can be appreciated and used by all jazz musicians, not only guitarists. Topics covered include: Tensions, Voice Leading Chord Scales, Enharmonic Chordal Substitutions, Fourth Voicings, Chromatic Guide Lines, Triad Over Bass Voicings, and much more! The best part of this book, however, is the unique and practical way the author takes modern harmonic concepts and shows you how to apply them in real music situations! Written for the intermediate to advanced music theory enthusiast who wishes to master this facet of music.

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Mel Jazz Guitar Comping
HK$ 180.00
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For most of the recorded history of jazz, the piano has been the main, and usually the only, comping instrument. This text will help guitarists get a handle on the most important job they have when playing in a small group: comping. This book can be used as a progressive study of comping or simply a source of ideas. Although rhythms and voice leading are found throughout the book, they are isolated for study in particular sections. The book and accompanying audio cover voice leading, multi-use voicings, voicing variations, passing chords, harmonized scales, intervallic comping, rhythm and studies (blues, standard, modern and modal). Includes access to online audio.

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Mel Guitar Melody Chord Playing System
HK$ 123.00
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This is Mel Bay's "landmark" system for playing guitar solos in chord style using popular sheet music. This method is accessible to the intermediate level student and is applicable for pick or fingerstyle performance. In notation and tablature.

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Mel Essential Music Theory for Electric Bass
HK$ 123.00
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This book is designed to help guide a beginning music theory dialogue between instructor and student in private one-on-one lessons. Six areas of beginning music theory are covered. The major scale, the natural minor scale, intervals, triads, seventh chords and harmonized major and minor scales. Fingerings, intervallic structures and note names are also diagrammed in each chapter. It is highly recommended that this book is used in the course of study with a professional bass instructor, though many players have found the book to be useful in self-study. A good bass teacher will help explain and demonstrate theory concepts in a live setting and also shed additional light in terms of alternate fingerings, ear training and gaining full technical mastery of theory concepts across the entire fingerboard.

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Mel Studio/Jazz Drum Cookbook
HK$ 123.00
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Enormous demands are placed on the control and manual dexterity of the contemporary drum set player, particularly in the Jazz idiom. Today's drummer is expected to have developed limb coordination to a degree that would have been thought unachievable a few short years ago. This text presents an effective method of dealing with the mastery of drum set coordination by breaking it down into four sections: 1) Ride Cymbal - Right hand; 2) Snare Drum - Left hand; 3) Bass Drum - Right foot; 4) Hi-hat - Left foot. The author clearly states his goals in writing this book: "It is my sincere wish that the materials presented in [this] text will be of considerable help in developing musical approach to the coordination skills demanded of today's drummer." -John Pickering

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Mel MBGU Jazz Moveable Shapes: Concepts for Reharmonizing II-V-I's
HK$ 87.00
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This book offers an easily learned method that will quickly move the student from intermediate into advanced harmonic territory, adding richness, texture and uniqueness to the improvisational approach. The concept starts with common elements of basic diatonic harmony and 'moves' them in ways that gradually increase the harmonic complexity of their application. Students will greatly expand chord vocabulary and add considerable interest and depth to improvisations. This method provides a simple approach to making the use of alterations and extensions a natural part of any player's harmonic vocabulary. Simple, familiar forms are applied in unique ways to add richness and texture to the improvisational sound. Uses a simple methodology to integrate alterations and extensions into the harmonic repertoire. Rich with ideas to open your ears and add harmonic interest to your playing. Reinforces knowledge of chord scales, arpeggios and drop 2 and drop 3 chord voicings. Following the completion of this study, the concepts from this book can be used by anyone to continue to experiment and discover a unique and individual sound.

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Mel Complete Modern Drum Set
HK$ 123.00
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This book offers challenging material for the intermediate to advanced drummer. Addressing a multitude of styles, Frank Briggs helps guide your playing to a higher plane while improving your technique and raising your awareness of cutting edge concepts such as metric modulation, displaced beats, polyrhythms, and more. Frank Briggs states, "He believes the more you know about different styles and the inner workings of time and phrasing, the better your ability to contribute to the music at hand. The clearer you see the parallels or the common threads that tie these concepts together, the more freedom you will have to express yourself.

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MEL Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya The Complete Series 2 DVD
HK$ 97.00
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. Haruhi Suzumiya's Triumphant Return! Haruhi continues her search for exciting ways to keep her world from being boring. Unfortunately, for Kyon and the rest of the SOS Brigade, they are forced to go along for the ride. On the night of the Tanabata Star Festival, Kyon is transported back in time by Mikuru Asahina to what may be the source of what led Haruhi to search for aliens, time travelers, and espers. In the last two weeks of summer vacation, Haruhi leads the brigade on a dizzying list of summer time activities, eventually culminating in the brigade experiencing what they think is deja vu but they're actually re-living the same two weeks of summer over and over again. It's up to Kyon to figure out what's missing to get them out of their endless loop. As fall rolls around, everyone prepares for the school arts festival, but Haruhi isn't content with their class's survey project. Instead, she hatches her own plan for the SOS Brigade to film and screen their own movie. Step behind the camera to see what went on to create the cinematic "masterpiece" that is The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina Episode 00! Director: Tatsuya Ishihara Certificate: 12 years and over Year: 2009 Languages: Japanese Additional Languages: English Subtitles: English Region: Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.

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Mel Winged & Dangerous
HK$ 24.00
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Stone-Cold LOVERBook One in the Winged & Dangerous series: Heiress Loretta Shaw is notorious for her loose morals and sexual needs. Trouble is, it's taken her one too many one-night stands to realize that no man can extinguish the sexual fire she feels toward her guardian, Cray Diamond.A long-ago curse made Cray immortal-a gargoyle, a guardian, who is impelled to protect a human chosen by the curse. He is imprisoned in stone during daylight hours but dusk returns him to flesh and bone to carry out his immortal duty. That Cray can shift between human and living gargoyle at night bothers Loretta not one bit. She's seen him naked many times and her desire for him-in any shape or form-knows no bounds. She's tired of his resistance. He's her gargoyle … and she wants him in her bed. Ice-Cold LOVERBook two in the Winged and Dangerous series: Celeste has been having vivid sexual dreams starring Pascal Daniels. The son of a mobster, he is every woman's most dangerous fantasy. Pascal leads a charmed life and can have any woman he wants, any time he wants her. Celeste is determined to have him-but just once. Because she has a secret she will fight tooth and nail to protect. She is human in every way but one-hideous bat-like wings, a permanent legacy from her once-cursed gargoyle father, Cray. Pascal is used to attention from women, but he's looking for someone special. He's interested in the ice queen, Celeste Diamond. He thinks hers is the perfect female form, one he'd do anything to possess. Pascal has decided it's way past time to warm up the mysterious, elusive Celeste. And perhaps he'll share some secrets of his own. Red-Hot LOVERBook 3 in the Winged & Dangerous series:A hot-blooded gargoyle, Zahlee knows that Steele, her gargoyle lover and leader of the Triskellon clan, is her perfect match in every way. But she burns for just one more touch from Saul, the human lover she left behind so many years ago. The same human she entrusted to raise and care for her son, Pascal-to keep h

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Mel Killer Technique: Hammered Dulcimer
HK$ 90.00
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"Killer Technique(R): Hammered Dulcimer" is a book that uniquely focuses on improving the everyday elements of dulcimer playing. Some mundane fundamentals of technique may seem mindless and appear to need no attention. In reality though, even the most basic essentials of dulcimer playing can hold us back without careful examination and precision. This book does just that! The author, himself a National Hammered Dulcimer Champion and music professor, draws on over twenty years of experience in playing and teaching to share his recipe for success. The material focuses on dulcimer-specific skills and drills them in effective and engaging new ways. Targeted areas include dexterity, aim, flow, commonly used percussion rudiments, chords, arpeggios, and chord suffixes. Each exercise is carefully designed to isolate the targeted skill, provide instruction for its most efficient execution, and help you acquire new and improved muscle memory in the least amount of repetitions. Admittedly, working on technique can seem like a chore. This book takes the work out of it and presents the exercises in fresh new ways so you get the most out of them in the least amount of time. Dr. Wade's biggest technique secret revealed in this book is his use of varying rhythms to re-engage the brain and to acquire new and lasting muscle memory. The exercises are not only fun to master but also incredibly effective! It's all about efficiency-not just going through the motions!

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Mel Complete Dobro Player
HK$ 216.00
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Stacy Phillips is an internationally acclaimed soloist and author on Resonator Guitar. This comprehensive book took years to produce and is the culmination of Stacy's many years of playing the instrument, studying new Resonator techniques and interviewing other Resonator greats. This book achieves the following objectives: 1. To present an in-depth survey of the styles in which well-rounded lap guitarist should be competent. 2. To examine the playing styles and techniques of some of the world's greatest Resonator guitarists. 3. To catalog many of the licks that are lingua franca in the world of Resonator guitarists. 4. To indicate some of the underlying relationships between notes, keys, and chords by introducing some basic music theory as it relates specifically to the six-string guitar in G tuning. 5. To gain insights into the world of Resophonic guitar stylings and performance through interviews with some of the top players. 6. To demonstrate unconventional concepts in order to stimulate fresh approaches to playing the instrument. Tablature included. Includes access to online audio. The audio presents more than 90 minutes of stereo recording featuring Stacy Phillips on Dobro and Paul Howard on guitar. Play-along tracks are included for several of the tunes.

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Mel First Lessons Tenor Banjo
HK$ 82.00
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First Lessons Tenor Banjo, The great sound of tenor banjo is a cornerstone of Dixieland and traditional jazz. Using classic favorites, Joe Carr teaches the basics of accompaniment, basic melody and the popular chord melody style. Chords and melody are combined to produce professional sounding solo arrangements. This book with downloadable online audio and video combo includes play-along practice tracks that speed up the learning process. It doesn't get any easier!

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Mel Christmas Songs for 5-String Banjo
HK$ 180.00
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Well-known composer, performer, bluegrass and five-string banjo specialist Janet Davis has arranged this fantastic book of Christmas songs for five-string banjo. Selections include material for various levels of ability and offer wide variety of songs for the holiday season. Tablature only with lyrics for each song. Includes access to online audio. This is a stereo recording which contains all the music in the book, played slow and up-to-speed. The fast version includes guitar accompaniment.

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Mel Quiero Tocar el Violin
HK$ 87.00
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(I want to play the violin) by Victor M. Barba is among the best books for violin. Finally there is an "Easy to understand" book to learn how to play the basics on the violin. The only book that includes music notes and music notes name, graphics and fingering all in one book. What makes this book different from the rest? Our unique tablature system for violin. The 4 lines represent de 4 strings, and the number tells you where you should play, it's that simple. With this book you will learn how to read music and learn music theory; you have progressive studies, many original songs, and even a violin quartet. If you ever wanted to learn some of these rhythms, "Quiero Tocar El Violin" is a must-have from Easy Music School and Mel Bay Publications! Includes access to online audio

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Mel Fiddle Tunes in DADGAD
HK$ 180.00
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Fiddle Tunes in Dadgad shows how fingerstyle guitarists can use Dadgad tuning to play traditional tunes, including twenty-four complete arrangements of common American, Irish and Scottish ballads, airs, jigs and reels. The book explores techniques and patterns for playing melodies across the strings, producing a harp-like effect that adds a distinctive and beautiful character to traditional melodies. In addition to building repertoire, the material demonstrates ways to arrange your own melodies or even write your own tunes based on the techniques provided. This is a perfect follow-up for guitarists who have studied Understanding Dadgad for Fingerstyle Guitar and are looking for tunes to learn, or for those who want to go deeper into harp-style playing. It is also an excellent introduction for those who prefer to just dive head-first into Dadgad by learning some classic tunes. Includes access to online audio.

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Mel Violin Method
HK$ 123.00
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This is a very popular violin method which features a colorful and creative assortment of solos and studies for the beginning student. Frank Zucco is a master teacher who has taught music to thousands of beginning students. His authoritative knowledge and experience are clearly shown in this fine method. The Mel Bay Violin Method is a modern approach, teaching sound fundamentals of violin performance. Topics covered include time signatures, reading music, pizzicato, articulations, and more. By the time the student has finished this book, he or she will have played in all major and minor keys with up to four accidentals in the key signature. Several of the tunes include accompaniment chords, and others are duets for teacher and student. Third position is also introduced with several practice tunes. Comes with access to online video.

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Mel Fingerboard Theory For Guitar
HK$ 82.00
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This book contains concepts of music theory presented in such a way as to be easily understood by guitarists. All of the concepts are presented sequentially in an easy-to-follow format using the guitar fingerboard as the visual tool. Contents include: scales, key signatures, intervals, chord construction and voicing, harmonizing melodies, chord embellishment and substitution, modes, cadences, augmented sixth chords, quartal harmony, and more. Using this book, guitarists will be able to unravel the mysteries of music theory and realize that the concepts are not so mysterious after all.

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Mel Complete Book of Jazz Guitar Lines and Phrases
HK$ 173.00
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An important addition to the improvising jazz guitarist's library, this thoughtful blend of text and musical examples focuses on the vocabulary of modern jazz and some of the applications of modern harmony. With examples written in standard notation and tablature, Jacobs offers instruction on bebop style phrases, playing fourths, inside-outside playing, pentatonic, whole-tone and symmetrical scales, slash chords, polychords, hip lines, fingerings and much more. Includes access to online audio that presents the material in the text played with chord accompaniment.

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Mel Getting Into Fiddling
HK$ 123.00
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A quick study in the most popular fiddle styles played today, this 96 page text covers basic fiddling techniques and tunes in Old Time, Bluegrass, Contest, Western Swing, Cajun and Irish/Celtic music. The text will benefit both players who wish to expand their knowledge of fiddling and musicians who are seeking the right tunes from a variety of styles combined into one book. Comes with access to online audio.

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Mel Gypsy Songs of Russia and Hungary
HK$ 130.00
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This book features 37 vibrant and passionate songstransliterated from Russian and Hungarian to singable English. In this guitar/vocal edition, each song is shown with lyrics in the original language and English with chord symbols and annotated guitar accompaniment, as well as in a separate, stand-alone guitar solo version. All songs are shown in notation, chords, and tablature (solos only). This book is illustrated with charming period photographs and artwork.

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Mel The Art of Scales
HK$ 123.00
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The first scale book to guide students of all levels in a step-by-step fashion through the most essential scale exercises. Rhythmic and bowing variations of gradually increasing difficulty take the monotony out of daily scale practice, and because each scale and associated scale work is located on facing pages, assigning scales has never been easier. Institutes a new approach to practicing octaves, thirds, and even tenths. Designed to help cellists achieve unparalleled command of even the most advanced techniques.

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Mel Caledon Wood: Acoustic Guitar
HK$ 123.00
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Al Petteway is an award-winning fingerstyle guitarist and composer known for masterful compositions that blend Celtic elements, open tunings, and world percussion. This books features the tune "Sligo Creek" from the soundtrack of the acclaimed Ken Burn's PBS documentary "The National Parks."

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Mel Solo Pieces for the Beginning Violinist
HK$ 82.00
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Teacher and recording artist Craig Duncan has penned yet another excellent solo collection for the violin student. These solos are well within the capabilities of the beginning violin student playing in first position. The compositions feature works by Bartok, Purcell, Haydn, von Gluck, Handel, Telemann, Corelli, Kabalevsky, Beethoven, Mozart, C.p.e. Bach, J.s. Bach, and Dandrieu. Keyboard accompaniment is included. These pieces are excellent for recitals or contests, and can be used to teach important techniques.

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Mel My Very Best Christmas, Violin Edition
HK$ 135.00
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The seventeen Christmas songs in this volume, arranged in comfortable keys, can be used for players at different levels and for all kinds of occasions. All three editions (Violin, Viola, and Cello) include two parts for either solo or duet performance and piano accompaniment. The three books are all compatible so that ensembles may mix and match parts as desired. Suzuki groups may particularly enjoy these arrangements. The downloadable audio provides the piano accompaniments alone. It can be used for back-up, improvisatory play-along, or for pleasant listening by itself. Includes access to online audio and online PDF Supplement.

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Mel First Lessons Mandolin
HK$ 82.00
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First Lessons Mandolin teaches the absolute basics of learning to play mandolin from holding the pick to performing easy mandolin tunes. It doesn't get any easier than this! Students learn how to hold the mandolin correctly, how to read mandolin tablature, basic note reading, the most popular mandolin chords, how to play easy melodies in several musical styles, basic picking technique, how to tune the mandolin, and much more. Along the way students will learn about the greatest mandolin players and their music. The main emphasis of First Lessons Mandolin is to get the student up and playing immediately and to have fun doing it! A companion online audio and video are available online.

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Mel Complete Joe Pass
HK$ 216.00
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Music critics and performers alike have hailed Joe Pass as one of the finest jazz musicians to have ever lived. This book effectively combines five previously published books by Joe Pass in a single comprehensive volume including his insights on harmony, melody, and phrasing as well as transcriptions of recorded solos and Joe Pass/Herb Ellis duets. The transcribed solos are: Bay City Blues, Foxy Chick and a Cool Cat, Time In, Blues in G, Dante's Inferno, and Grete. The duet selections are: Bonnie, Jazz Waltz, Some of These Days, G Blues, Hot Stuff, and Ballad. All selections appear in standard notation only with chord symbols written over the staves. The solo and duet selections are intermediate to advanced in difficulty.

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Mel First Lessons Lap Steel Guitar
HK$ 82.00
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First Lessons Lap Steel is a fun and easy approach to learning the lap steel guitar. Author Jay Leach explains the basics of the instrument including bar control, picking, and string groups, with fun exercises to play. This book also includes several catchy tunes and accompanying online audio with play-along tracks.

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Mel Don Helms - Your Cheatin' Heart - Steel Guitar Song Book
HK$ 130.00
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The long awaited songbook of one of the most popular players of all time. These ten tunes are among the most popular songs sung by Hank Williams. The Tab and audio features the intro, backup behind the singer, the turn around and the ending of each song. You will be surprised that Don never used the E13th tuning as we know it. He had the 7th and 8th strings tuned to C# and A, and he never once used a slant bar position! The solo book can be played on the 6 or 8 string guitar as Don never used the 7th and 8th strings in this book. Accompanying audio includes every tune and backup for each. The audio was recorded by Don Helms. Includes access to online audio.

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Mel Great French Composers for Folk Harp
HK$ 87.00
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This unique book of 14 lever harp arrangements includes excerpts of some of the most famous French works by Debussy and Ravel, including Clair de lune, The Girl with the Flaxen Hair, and Pavane. The book features classical excerpts but there are five folk tunes and a medieval melody. The level of difficulty ranges from advanced beginner to advanced intermediate. This is a collection of some of the most beautiful French melodies and is a perfect addition to almost every harpist's repertoire. The arrangements all have fingering and dynamics. The keys range from two sharps to one flat, but a full set of levers is needed for several of the more advanced classical excerpts. Eight of the pieces require no lever changes and five of the classical melodies require multiple lever changes.

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Mel Baritone Uke Chords
HK$ 50.00
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A catalog of baritone uke chords in photo/diagram form grouped by type. Major, minor, seventh, diminished, augmented, and ninth chords are all shown in all keys in fretboard photos and diagrams. Major seventh, minor seventh, sixth, minor sixth, seventh augmented fifth, and seventh diminished fifth chords are shown in diagram form only. Also includes helpful photos and information on the correct way to hold the baritone ukulele and the pick, and on tuning the baritone uke. This book may also be used with the tenor ukulele in D-G-B-E tuning.

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Mel Bluegrass Breaks: Mandolin
HK$ 162.00
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This book contains a collection of various mandolin solos in a range of styles and levels of difficulty, aimed at advanced beginners to intermediates. Extensive notes are included about the breaks and the techniques used to play them. The material can be practiced alongside accompanying online recordings at slow and regular speeds. Access to the online audio is included. You'll learn: Easy melodic solos/breaks. More advanced solos with blue notes, arpeggios, and more. Double stop solos. Essential fiddle tunes every mandolin player should know. Crosspicking solos.A variety of kickoffs or introductions. Different styles of back-up mandolin

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Mel Modern Guitar Method Grade 6, Expanded Edition
HK$ 82.00
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Contains studies, chord melody solos, chord studies, quartal harmony etudes, triad studies and duets in the keys of A, F#m, Eb, Cm, E, C#m, Ab and Gm. Presents a comprehensive listing of chords found in each key. For each key, etudes are presented in four different positions. The most comprehensive approach to contemporary guitar mastery available! Comes with access to online audio.

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Mel The Fiddling Cellist
HK$ 164.00
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A comprehensive resource to prepare intermediate and advanced cello students to play fiddle music. Eighteen fiddle tunes with chords in styles found in typical fiddle jam sessions - Celtic, Old Time and Bluegrass. Each tune arranged for two or three cellos and accompanied by short studies teaching idiomatic bass lines and back-up harmony as well as improvisational soloing over the chord changes. With access to online audio.

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Mel Fun With Bongos
HK$ 82.00
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Recent interest in bongos has surged with the inclusion of bongos in almost every type of music including classical, rock, flamenco, jazz, Latin, Middle Eastern and East Indian. Fun with the Bongos was written to provide a simple guide for someone without any musical experience who wants to learn to play the bongos. The book is designed to teach drum notation, basic bongo technique, simple rhythms and their application. In addition it develops familiarity with the construction, nomenclature and characteristics of the bongos. Fun with the Bongos is the first level in a series of books written by the author. Now includes Spanish & Portuguese translations. Comes with access to online audio.

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Mel Easy Duets for Soprano Recorder
HK$ 87.00
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These easy duets are especially arranged for soprano recorder. Contained are works written by the greats: Beethoven, Handel, Brahms and Tchaikovsky. Also carefully selected are a few beautiful folksongs from around the world; all wonderful additions to any musician's repertoire.

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Mel Sor In Tablature
HK$ 216.00
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This text includes fifty-eight pieces of music as well as recorded audio of the entire book. Ben Bolt believes these pieces are the "best of the best" for developing technique, musicianship, and exposing the guitarist to the ingenious musical world of Fernando Sor. Regardless of your current level of expertise, this music will be a joy to learn and listen to. Titles include: Napoleon's Theme; E Minor at Midnight; Rhapsody in D; March of the Wooden Soldier; and Easter Hymn are sure to please any audience. Ben Bolt's digital recordings of his arrangements are superb. His warm tone and singing vibrato bring Sor's music to life. All interpretations are classically correct. He plays on his Fleta and Sons concert guitar made in Barcelona, Spain (1976). Fernando Sor was born in Barcelona, Spain (1778). Includes access to online audio.

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Mel Celtic Fiddle Tunes for Solo and Ensemble - Viola, Violin 3 and Ensemble Score
HK$ 87.00
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This collection contains 14 arrangements of 22 traditional tunes from Ireland and Scotland in a variety of styles including jigs, reels, hornpipes, slip jigs, strathspeys, waltzes and airs. The harmonies are written so that various combinations from solo instrument with piano, to duets and trios, to full string quartet/orchestra are possible. The viola book includes melody (solo) viola, viola harmony, third violin, and full score including violin, viola and cello parts with piano accompaniment. All of the Celtic Tunes for Solo and Ensemble books (Violin, Viola and Cello/Bass) are written as ensemble books, so they can be played as solo books or together as ensemble. A PDF of the Ensemble Score is available online.

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Mel Straight-Ahead Jazz for Banjo
HK$ 173.00
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The world of melodic jazz banjo soloing is revealed in this comprehensive method which leads a student from basic intervals to advanced theoretical concepts and finally to a firm foundation in jazz fundamentals. Included are over 90 exercises and examples written in both tablature fingerings and standard music notation which show how scales and arpeggios are used and how they apply to real playing situations. Every five-string banjoist can benefit from the information contained in this breakthrough volume whether they aspire to jazz or just want to find out more about the possibilities and structure of the banjo. Starting with basic intervals, "Straight-Ahead Jazz for Banjo" shows the structure of all basic chord types and qualities and matches these to the scales that generate them. The book's basic concept model is to treat the five-string banjo's potential in an inclusive technical context so that the student can make use of open and fifth strings to create a smooth legato style. Each of the 90+ exercises are recorded with a metronome and progress to 16 additional examples of original jazz phrases in a variety of keys. Topics include functional major and minor key harmony, diminished and augmented scales and how they are used, and the integration of altered scale substitutes in the art of jazz improvisation. It stresses listening and learning in a logical structured manner with an example of a daily practice plan. The unique emphasis of the book is on the fingerings which make the instrument work for you technically and thus open up added possibilities for the development of a student's personal style. This long-awaited volume will surely bring new focus and perspective to any banjo style and will be a classic reference for many new generations of banjoists. Includes access to online audio.

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Mel Baroque Music for Mandolin
HK$ 135.00
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A collection of 17th and 18th century music transcribed for solo mandolin with selections from Couperin, Handel, Baltzer, Biber, Reusner, Marais, Gallot, Rameau, Weiss, Torelli, Telemann, Pachelbel and Vivaldi; 25 in all. All pieces are in standard notation and Tab. Includes access to online audio.

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Mel Complete Works of Agustin Barrios Mangore for Guitar Vol. 2
HK$ 303.00
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Volume 2 of this landmark publication includes 65 original compositions in standard notation plus a unique audio download available online featuring Barrios himself playing 21original works including: Danza Paraguaya, La Catedral, Un Sueo en la Floresta, Maxixe, Tarantella, Aire Popular Paraguayo and many more! In addition to the music, 82 pages of exhaustive Critical Notes shed light on the Barrios catalog making this the definitive anthology of his work. More reliable, comprehensive and articulate than any previously published edition, this Mel Bay Publications compilation (524 pages in all) will make the entire world of Barrios more accessible. Includes access to online audio.

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Mel Charango Method
HK$ 164.00
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This is the first Charango method to use conventional musical notation, and the only bilingual (Spanish and English) text of its kind. These characteristics make the method attractive to musicians with a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, interests and skill levels. The method is comprised of two parts: A first section regarding strumming techniques and a second section regarding melodic plucking techniques. The first section provides a clear and precise method for learning the "rasgueo" "repique" and "tremolo" skills central to the Charango repertoire. The second section, meanwhile, provides an indispensable guide to expressive techniques for embellishing melodic lines including hammer-ons and pull-offs, trills, simultaneous melodies and arpeggios. The method is appropriate for a wide range of musical skill levels, from beginners to accomplished Charanguists who want to improve their technical chops. Exercises are clear and progressive. In the event that the student is not familiar with music theory, an appendix clarifies the basics of musical notation. In addition to 201 written exercises for the Charango solo, the method includes 23 South American folk music classics arranged for Charango and guitar accompaniment. It thus serves as both a pedagogical tool and a source of performance repertoire. The musical scores included in the method are accompanied by a free audio download of exercises as well as repertoire played by recognized Chilean Instrumentalists.

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Mel Modern Guitar Method Grade 5, Expanded Edition
HK$ 82.00
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Contains studies, chord melody solos, chord studies, quartal harmony etudes, triad studies and duets in the keys of C, Am, G, Em, F, Dm, D, Bm, Bb and Gm. Presents a comprehensive listing of chords found in each key. For each key, etudes are presented in four different positions. The most comprehensive approach to contemporary guitar mastery available! Comes with acess to online audio.

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Mel Favorite Fingerstyle Solos for Ukulele
HK$ 135.00
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From the author of Mel Bay's best-selling book, Learn to Play Fingerstyle Solos for Ukulele, we are proud to present, Favorite Fingerstyle Solos for Ukulele. This book and accompanying audio offer a variety of fingerstyle solos for the ukulele. The music stretches across several styles, including Hawaiian, ragtime, bossa nova, and classical. The solos progress in difficulty, and tips on technique are included along the way. More advanced arrangements introduce chord inversions and different rhythmic approaches for the right hand. Thirty-three arrangements are presented in standard notation and tablature. Transposition charts are included for baritone ukulele. Includes access to online audio.

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Mel Klezmer Collection
HK$ 205.00
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A collection of 120 melodies meticulously transcribed from recordings by the masters of the klezmer style, including Dave Tarras, Naftule Brandwine, Abe Schwartz and many more. Written in standard notation for C instruments, this book includes chordal accompaniment, program notes for each piece, and interviews with master klezmer musician Andy Statman and ethnomusicologist Dr. Walter Zev Feldman.

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Mel Irish Music for Fiddle Made Easy
HK$ 90.00
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An exciting collection of 29 traditional tunes from Ireland, arranged for easy fiddle. All tunes are written clearly in standard notation with bow directions. An accompanying audio contains all the tunes, played at a manageable speed, with guitar accompaniment. The collection contains airs, well known songs, polkas, slip jigs, slides, double jigs, hornpipes and reels, all of which are specially arranged by the author with the beginning/intermediate fiddle player in mind. On the audio, the tunes are played 2 or 3 times, so you can really get into the feel of the tune, when playing along. The speed of the tunes is quite slow, but not so slow as to take away from the essential feel of the music. Irish music is rightly popular all over the world. The haunting beauty of the slow airs and infectious foot-tapping rhythms of jigs and reels are here to be discovered in this selection of great traditional music. Includes access to online audio.

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Mel Fun With Recorder
HK$ 58.00
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A very popular beginner's text which presents a step-by-step method of soprano (descant) recorder instruction supported by carefully written studies, examples and songs. This book is designed to meet the demand for a clear, easy-to-understand, and Pedagogically well constructed method, in a form that is suitable for both classroom teaching and individual instruction. It may be used in class with the companion Fun with the Alto Recorder.

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Mel Classic Guitar Method Volume 1
HK$ 82.00
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Complete in three volumes, this widely used text presents classical guitar instruction in a logical and clear manner. The student is thoroughly grounded in left and right hand technical studies and is acquainted with the works of the masters. In notation only. Access to online audio available online.

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Mel The Art of Tremolo
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Here's yet another book that should be in every serious classical and flamenco guitarist's library; this time, Ioannis Anastassakis (The Art of Rasguedo) eliminates the guesswork on how to practice and perform the tremolo technique. The book addresses over 70 different approaches and methods to practice the tremolo with unprecedented advice from some of the greatest classical and flamenco guitarists including: Andres Segovia, John Williams, Sharon Isbin, Christopher Parkening, Pepe Romero, Scott Tennant, David Russell, Narciso Yepes, Stanley Yates, Stepan Rak, Juan Serrano, Manolo Sanlucar, Manolo Franco, Jose Antonio Rodriguez, Paco Serrano, and many more. Characteristically, Anastassakis presents an exhaustive analysis of the different tremolo patterns: 4-note, 5-note, 5-note extended melody tremolo, 6-note tremolo, 8-note tremolo, and continuous extended tremolo. A comprehensive bibliography of classical and flamenco guitar pieces that utilize traditional and/or extended tremolo techniques is also included. Written in standard notation and tablature.

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Mel DADGAD Encyclopedia
HK$ 164.00
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Whether guitarists are new to open-tunings or already working with them, fingerstyle specialist Jim Goodin offers a progressive look at the popular D-based harp-like tuning. Classical, Celtic, blues, folk, gospel and several original compositions are represented in the 15 notation/tablature arrangements each arranged proportionately to offer beginning, intermediate and advanced fingerstyle players opportunities to grow their technique. Interspersed with the song arrangements are sections featuring major and minor scale studies and popular folk and jazz style chords. Includes access to online audio produced at Will Ackerman's Imaginary Road Studio where the book's arrangements were recorded. To round out this robust offering Jim includes thoughts about the origin of Dadgad, the songs, his technique with special how-to features such as one on playing natural and harp style harmonics and recommended listening to expand listening knowledge on this tuning.

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Mel The Guitarist's Guide to Fingernails
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Presented in this informative text is a concise, clear picture of the fingernail, its anatomy, what affects its health, how to combat weak nail problems, how to obtain strong, healthy nails and what products to buy. Included is an analysis of all currently available artificial nail systems (acrylics, wraps, gels and glue on tips) with a discussion of the potential health risks involved. The Guitarist's Guide to Fingernails also introduces a revolutionary new artificial nail system that is nontoxic, removable yet effective, with no risks to the health of your natural fingernail. An absolute must for guitarist's of all kinds!

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Mel Complete Warm-Up for Classical Guitar
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This book contains short and concise exercises for use in a warm-up before practice or performance, and for general technical advancement. The book is divided into four sections: I Arpeggios, II Scales, III Tremolo, and IV Slurs. Each section contains a description of the exercises and general instructions on how to play them. The exercises are intended for guitarists who are looking for a simple warm-up that does not require learning many complicated etudes, exercises or routines. In this book, only one etude is used for a variety of arpeggio and tremolo patterns. The scale warm-ups are based on a two-octave, one-position scale that is shifted up and down the fretboard, and a simple one-position chromatic scale. The pull-off and hammer-on slurs are combined into one exercise to save time. This same routine, when practiced with the metronome gradually increasing the tempo, can also double for technical work. With the exception of one chromatic scale exercise, the rest are on closed strings. Besides being able to move the scale up and down the fretboard, the first finger can be barred. This will increase the left hand difficulty and improve the left hand position and strength. There is close to an hour's worth of material if all the exercises are played with all of their variations at different tempos. Not everything needs to be played everyday, so the warm-up session can be as long as desired or as short as time allows.

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Mel Wordless
HK$ 38.00
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Disaster reporter and internet celebrity Jack Tucker is disillusioned after a stint embedded in Iraq. The IED that destroyed his team's Humvee brought him tragedy and regret, robbing him of the joy he took in his job-or anything else. He spends his days in a small Camden bookshop, struggling with writer's block, until the elderly proprietor dies, leaving him adrift. Lexie Worth abandoned a promising career to keep her uncle's beloved bookstore alive. But the store's tabby cat hates her, local poets invade twice a month for scurrilous readings, and she knows she shouldn't get involved with sexy, troubled strangers like Jack. When the FBI comes knocking, with suspicions of fraud and racketeering, Lexie realizes someone's after more than a first edition or two. Someone's been using the bookstore to hide their crimes. Someone dangerous-maybe even deadly. Jack wants to protect Lexie-if he can believe her. And if she doesn't find out exactly who he is. Wordless, book one of the Pink Sofa Secrets series.

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Mel Classical Riqq Technique
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Built around the life and teachings of master percussionist, Michel Merhej Baklouk, this book has been designed as a biographical tribute, a teaching manual, and a resource guide for anyone wishing to develop a deeper understanding of the role that percussion plays in Near Eastern Arabic music. This book differs from most technique manuals in that it includes historical information on about Arabic music as it pertains to the life and work of a single artist, Michel Merhej Baklouk. The book is composed of three parts: Introduction, Lessons, and Reference Information. Each part is written to stand on its own as well as fit with the whole so that readers can approach the book either as individual articles and lessons, or in its entirety, to be read from cover to cover. By presenting Michel's work in this way, we hope to appeal to a wider audience, percussion students at varying skill levels and from varying music disciplines and backgrounds, students of music and Middle Eastern studies, or anyone else interested in twentieth century Arab music and culture. The first part, Introduction, contains several essays about Michel's life, his teaching philosophy, pedagogical practices, musical aesthetics and performance practices. Although these sections may be read independently, they are also designed to help percussion students apply the book's lessons to their own playing and musical interpretations. The technical focus of this book is on the riqq; however, students of Arabic music (beginning through advanced) can adapt the practical exercises to gain mastery of the percussion instrument(s) of their choice. The second part, Lessons, begins with information about how to hold the percussion instrument (case in point: the riqq) and how to practice effectively. It then presents the body of exercises that Michel developed for his students. These exercises have been taken directly from Michel's notated lessons, which he developed into units corresponding to levels of profic

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Mel Open Tuning Chord Book
HK$ 82.00
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This book presents a comprehensive guide to chords and scales in the popular G,d,e,a, and D minor tunings. In addition to their application as elementary accompaniment, there is sufficient material here for soloing and improvisation.

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Mel The Didgeridoo
HK$ 130.00
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The didgeridoo is an ancient instrument of the Aborigines of Australia, but the discovery of its rhythmic and harmonic richness has only been in the West for a few years. This work gives all the essential advice needed to test, appreciate and buy a didgeridoo. The many exercises and sound samples given in the audio lets you appreciate the acoustic qualities and playing potential of the didgeridoo. Audio download available online.

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Mel First Lessons Native American Flute
HK$ 90.00
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New owners of the Native American Flute are often told to go "sit on a rock" and teach themselves how to play. Through eight lessons introducing the technique and theory of both the outer and inner "game" of Native American Flute improvisation, players of all levels learn to express the music growing inside themselves. The exercises in this volume are presented in fingering diagrams and Nakai TAB-an easy-to-learn derivative of standard music notation most commonly used for Native American Flute. Includes access to online audio.

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Mel Children's Guitar Method Volume 2
HK$ 82.00
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This is a popular and creative method for teaching guitar to young children. From the beginning it integrates chord playing with note reading. The student starts with easy one finger chord forms and strums accompaniments to numerous songs. Note reading is then methodically and carefully introduced. The subsequent volume completes this course.

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Mel Deluxe Encyclopedia of Mandolin Chords
HK$ 82.00
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This encyclopedia is designed to provide mandolin players with a wide variety of chords in different voicings. This book is intended as both a starting point of learning chord voicings and patterns, as well as a dictionary of common mandolin chords. Each key section includes the first position scale for that key, as well as the chord formula and notes for each chord. If you want to learn to be a bluegrass rhythm player it helps to have a guide or "map"to take you through the initial learning stage. This book provides a small but powerful set of starter chords used in this style of music. Once these chords are learned, you'll be able to jam with other musicians in no time. These are the same chords used by greats like Bill Monroe, Doyle Lawson, David Grisman and hundreds of other bluegrass players in this genre. While there are only a few chords presented in the "map" section, they form the foundation of bluegrass mandolin and with them you can play literally thousands of songs in every key. Chords are presented by key.

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Mel Right Hand Studies for Classical Guitar
HK$ 130.00
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This book is a collection of studies and exercises designed to help the student develop right-hand technique. The first sections deal with the basic skills of rest and free stroke, finger alternation, and arpeggios; developing flexibility and efficiency in right-hand movements. Later sections deal with the more advanced techniques of timbre production, pizzicato, right-hand harmonics, and tremolo. Most of the study pieces have been selected from the great body of classical guitar music. A few have been adapted from other sources such as keyboard and cello.

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Mel Famous Fiddling' Tunes
HK$ 82.00
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This affordable Qwikguide offers 43 traditional fiddle solos in standard notation with chord symbols. Selections include: Arkansas Traveler; Back Up and Push; The Blarney Pilgrim; Beaumont Rag; Bill Cheatham; Billy in the Lowground; Blackberry Blossom; Bonaparte's Retreat; Cotton-eyed Joe; Cripple Creek; Down Yonder; Dill Pickle Rag; Drowsy Maggie; Durham's Bull; Eighth of January; Fisher's Hornpipe; Fire on the Mountain; Garry Owen; Haste to the Wedding; Jolie Blond; Maidens Prayer; and more. The online audio contains performances of all the tunes in the book. Includes access to online audio.

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Mel Mastering the Guitar Class Method
HK$ 82.00
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In this class guitar method, traditional fundamentals of playing guitar are presented using an innovative approach. Students are shown chords and accompaniment techniques as well as how to read music and play solo guitar. The carefully graded repertoire in this book is stylistically diverse and includes music from many cultures. A section is devoted to teaching students how to improvise over blues chord progressions and write original blues lyrics. A special feature of this class method is the inclusion of music written for guitar ensemble (2-5 guitars). Musical examples are provided with blend of standard notation and tab. Musical examples do not employ standard notation and tab at the same time.

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Mel Killer Technique Flamenco Guitar
HK$ 58.00
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Killer Technique: Flamenco Guitar introduces and explains essential flamenco techniques by virtuoso and best-selling Mel Bay author Juan Martin. The book includes exercises of enduring value, with helpful photos, diagrams and tablature. The material is designed for any experience level.

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Mel DADGAD Blues
HK$ 135.00
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Rob MacKillop presents 20 wonderful fingerstyle blues arrangements and compositions in Dadgad tuning. The styles covered in this book include country blues, boogie woogie left-hand piano blues, early jazz blues, gut-bucket blues and modal blues. Great traditional songs are included such as St. James Infirmary Blues, St. Louis Blues, C.c. Rider and more, alongside 15 full-length studies. The book begins with easy arrangements, progressing to intermediate and more advanced ones - in short, these blues studies will improve your technique through playable 12-bar tunes. A wide array of chord and scale fingerings are also provided, including pentatonic minor and major scales, blues scales, diminished arpeggios and scales, 7th chords, whole-tone scales and the super Locrian mode and much more! All the tunes presented have accompanying audio recorded by Rob MacKillop and are available to download.

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Mel Mandolin Chord Melody System
HK$ 123.00
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If you've heard jazz guitarists like Joe Pass play chord melody, you may think that the style requires an encyclopedic knowledge of music theory, musical super-powers, or making a deal with the devil. But fear not! This book will show you how to create your own satisfying chord melody arrangements on the mandolin. and will do so in a practical, applicable, non stroke-inducing way. "Aaron Weinstein has many musical accomplishments. I am very proud to have played a small part with some of them. When he was only 12 he made his first recordings and asked me to play mandolin on them. I was knocked out to encounter someone that young that was conversant in both old-time or contest fiddling and Joe Venuti style jazz. Not long after that Aaron became interested in the mandolin and chords and he came by every so often to play and discuss voicings, improvisation and the like. I showed him some of the Jethro Burns chord melody arrangements that Jethro showed me. I've been teaching those for decades in hopes of one day playing them smoothly myself! Fast forward a few more years and Aaron has a Berklee degree, traveled the world playing hot violin music and is hobnobbing with the greatest NYC jazz stars. And oh yeah, one other thing: he took the art of chord-melody mandolin style to an entirely new level! The rich harmonies of the standard jazz and show tune repertoire, the swinging bass lines and connecting chords and independent voice movements (doing more than one thing at a time) are all present in Aaron's style, thanks to his great ear, open mind and gift at locating things on the fretboard. And now Aaron has documented, explained and shared his discoveries and approach with all of us in this book. Thank you Aaron! This is truly a step-by-step method that you will enjoy. You'll find yourself saying 'oh, of course!' as the author gets you playing and understanding things that sound very detailed and complex. The first section I would call the mandolinistic stuff: the how-to

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Mel First Lessons Conga
HK$ 82.00
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This book and accompanying audio are a perfect introduction to the conga drum. The book includes lessons on music notation, posture, positioning, tuning, and hand strokes. There are also many exercises, examples of Latin rhythms, and even some history of the instrument. Written by best-selling Mel Bay author Trevor Salloum, this method is all you need to start playing the conga today. COmes with access to online audio.

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Mel Flamenco Classical Guitar Tradition Volume 1
HK$ 180.00
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This beginning guitar method is written for aspiring classical or flamenco guitarists who want to learn how to read music up to the intermediate level. Music from the Spanish tradition such as Romanza, Pica-Pica, El Vito, Cafide las Chinitas, Perfidia, La Virgen de la Macarena and flamenco music of Juan Serrano provides a technical and musical foundation that improves facility in playing scales, arpeggios, tremelo, and rasgueado. Tablature is not included as the one of the primary aims of this book is to improve note reading and the comprehension of the fundamental elements of music. Performances of all musical examples are available online that includes one performance at tempo for each of the more than 230 musical examples. Short repertoire pieces from Gaspar Sanz, Dionisio Aguado, Fernando Sor, Mauro Guiliani, Ferdinand Carulli, and Mateo Carcassi are included at the end of the book and are repertoire studies that will prepare guitarists for further study in classical and/or flamenco guitar.

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Mel Bass Chord Picture Book
HK$ 66.00
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A user-friendly photo chord guide showing basic chord tones for major, minor, dominant 7th, sus 7, minor 7, major 7, diminished, augmented, sixth, minor 6th, 7#5 and 7b5 chords. The arpeggios for each of the above chord forms are pictured on the fretboard and given in notation and diagram form in all twelve keys!

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Mel Solo pieces for the Intermediate Violinist
HK$ 123.00
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This carefully graded solo collection features artistic, challenging and beautiful violin solos from works by noted composers. While these pieces will be challenging for the intermediate violinist, they contain no double stops. Includes great themes from the works of Albinoni, Handel, MacDowell, Offenbach, Tschaikovsky, Schumann, Purcell, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Waldteufel, and Mozart. A keyboard accompaniment is included for each piece. These pieces are an excellent supplement to any violin method. The violin solo part is included in the book and is also available as an online download.

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Mel Julio S. Sagreras Guitar Lessons Books 4-6
HK$ 205.00
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The Guitar Lessons of Julio Sagreras are among the most universally used collections of guitar music and represent a milestone in guitar didactic literature. The original six lesson books, along with the book Advanced Technique, were an immediate success on their introduction and remain so today. This edition brings together under one cover Lesson Books Four, Five, and Six as well as Sagreras's Advanced Technique volume. The studies in each book are carefully fingered and graded. They are charming, melodious and extremely effective in the classroom. They are also an ideal introduction to classical guitar playing and also to Latin American guitar music. Some of the later studies are appropriate as concert repertoire. This text is in English and Spanish, with French and German translations in an appendix at the back of the book.

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Mel Banjo Scales in Tab
HK$ 164.00
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This book covers all of the major scales in depth as applied to the 5-string banjo, answering potential questions concerning the use of major scales for any level of player, beginning through advanced. It features finger-strengthening exercises, chords, licks, practical applications of the scales and corresponding exercises which will increase the player's speed, accuracy and ability. While this is not a dictionary of all scales for the banjo, it will teach you how scales work in songs and will help you play in any key. With this knowledge and these skills, you should have a solid foundation and the necessary background for understanding and using all scale types. Written in tablature only. Comes with access to online audio.

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Mel J.S. Bach for Bass
HK$ 123.00
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Johann Sebastian Bach is recognized as one of the world's supremely great musicians. Known primarily as an organist and then only later recognized as a composer, Bach transformed the conventional structures of preludes and fugues. J.s. Bach for Bass will open up a whole new world of phrasing for the aspiring bassist. Selections include: Prelude #1 in C Major; Suite #1 in G Major; Suite #2 in D Minor; Suite #3 in C Major; Partita #1 in B Minor; Partita #2 in D; Partita #3 in E Major; Sonata #1 in G Minor; and Sonata #3 in C Major. This book is written in notation and tablature.

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Mel 100 Tunes for Piano Accordion
HK$ 123.00
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An Extensive collection of reels, jigs, hornpipes and polkas from the French Canadian, Cape Breton, Scottish, Shetland, New England, and Southern Old Time Traditions arranged for the piano accordion. Written with the beginner as well as the advanced player in mind, the arrangements are complete with ornamentation, fingering, left hand notation and chord symbols. Appropriate for any G clef instrument.

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Mel Ozark's Fiddle Music
HK$ 205.00
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This book, which includes 308 tune transcriptions, is organized around individual fiddlers who typically combine Appalachian-style fiddling with rags, pop standards, Midwest-style fiddling and sometimes a touch of Western swing to create a style often identifiable as Ozarks. Thirty Ozarks fiddlers and their lives are highlighted with biographical sketches, photographs, and tune histories. Another 50 great Ozarks fiddlers are presented in a similar manner but with less detail. The book and accompanying CD (with 37 tunes, many recorded in the field) emphasize the older fiddling traditions connected to the square dances and community events more than those connected to bluegrass music and modern contest fiddling. Some of the tunes in the collection are old standbys such as "Bile Them Cabbage" while others such as "Finley Creek Blues" are unique to the region. The book is the result of years of work by two respected researchers. Gordon McCann won the prestigious Missouri Arts Award in 2002 for his decades of work documenting, studying, and accompanying Ozarks fiddle music. Drew Beisswenger, a music librarian at Missouri State University with a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology, has published three other works about fiddle music and is known for his strong transcription and analysis skills.

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Mel Guide to Capo, Transposing, & the Nashville Numbering System
HK$ 82.00
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This Mel Bay Qwikguide begins with basic music theory about scales and keys and teaches how to transpose several songs with and without the capo. Then we look at chords in keys and explore some typical chord progressions by swapping numbers ("one, four, five") for the chord names ("d, G, A"). Finally we study the "Nashville Numbering System" in depth by examining different notation styles and converting several well-known songs to number charts. The more advanced number charts show detailed arrangements with modulations, intros, extros, a variety of chords, repeats, fermatas, strum patterns, beat accents, and much more. If you're interested in why the capo works as it does; if you're a songwriter or gigging musician who needs to know how to read, write, and understand "Nashville Number charts," this book is for you!

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Mel MBGU Jazz Curriculum: Diminished Workbook
HK$ 130.00
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The Diminished Workbook is a comprehensive study and explanation of diminished chords and scales. It is geared toward guitarists but can be used with any concert key instrument. The book employs exercises, etudes and examples to illustrate the many different ways diminished chords can be used and is accompanied by a audio featuring a rhythm section of world-class New York musicians. Author Bruce Saunders is a Professor in the guitar department at world-renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, is a respected member of the New York city jazz community and has many recording credits to his name, including his release on Mel Bay Records entitled 8 x 5. This is his fourth book for Mel Bay Publications. Standard notation and tablature. Includes access to online audio.

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Mel You Can Teach Yourself Blues Harp
HK$ 82.00
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An innovative book that enables the student to play rhythm chords immediately to create exciting sounds on the harmonica. You Can Teach Yourself Blues Harp is designed to allow the beginning student to gain maximum results in the shortest amount of time. The student is guided in developing the ability to hear blues progressions and styles. Upon completion of this method, the student will have developed the ability to handle the demands of most blues music. Written by a masterful teacher with years of studio, classroom, and workshop experience, if you really want to play blues harp, this book is for you! Comes with access to online audio and video.

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Mel Extreme Warm-Ups and Chops Builders for Guitar
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In this comprehensive book jazz guitarist Michael Anthony addresses the need to build flexibility and technical proficiency in a way consistent with the melodic motifs of contemporary music. Though the warm-ups are numbered, there is no order that must be followed. The guitarist may approach them according to his or her interest and inspiration. They include: arpeggios, scale patterns, melodic minor forms, chord-melody groups, stretching and contrary motion, double-stops, octave displacement, walking bass with comping, two line phrases, 'out of the box' geometric shapes, overlapping rhythms, long arpeggios and diminished scale patterns. The finish line exemplifies arpeggios outlining I-Vi-Ii-V7 progressions in major and minor. In the words of Michael Anthony, "I find that isolation of the right and left hand is useful, but ultimately it is the timing and coordination of the two that is necessary." The benefits of these warm-ups are threefold: 1. Technical improvement. 2. Fingerboard knowledge. 3. Ear training. Written in notation and tablature.

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Mel Getting Into Blues Violin
HK$ 130.00
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This book offers a comprehensive workshop in blues violin and specifically addresses improvisation techniques through exercises and ear training studies that relate to the various licks and scales. Original tunes by the author address various technical challenges, and old blues standards are included to build an authentic blues repertoire. The book next touches on the influence of the blues on swing, bluegrass, Cajun and Gypsy styles while teaching improvisational techniques in each. We next pay tribute to the great Blues violinists of the past and present with bios and some photos. Finally, ways to develop and vary breaks are explored. The text touches on many aspects of violin techniques as it relates to the blues and has an easygoing and at times, humorous appeal. The book begins at a moderate beginning level but quickly moves to intermediate material; toward the end, we get into fairly advanced territory. Both violinists who have been playing a couple of years and serious classical players can benefit from Getting Into Blues Violin. Includes access to online audio.

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Mel First Lessons Fingerstyle Ukulele
HK$ 135.00
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Fingerstyle master Richard Gilewitz introduces fundamental fingerstyle techniques for ukulele in this handy first lesson book. Clearly written with a system of straightforward fingerpicking patterns, easy-to-read chord charts, tablature and notation with study and historical notes for simple level tunes. "First Lessons Fingerstyle for Ukulele" is a basic and fail-proof approach for beginner players, plus those who wish to expand their ukulele playing to include fingerstyle. Includes access to online audio.

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Mel Deluxe Guitar Chord Encyclopedia
HK$ 82.00
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If you are only going to get one guitar chord book, make it this one! Thousands of chord forms are presented. Chords are presented in each key and numerous forms are shown for each type of chords. Chords are classified into melody forms, inside forms, rhythm forms and bottom four string forms. Each type of chord is shown in notation and it lists the name of each note and its function in the chord (root, third, seventh, etc.) Also, the name of each note is shown on every diagram and the bottom and top chordal tones are listed (5th, root, etc.). A great value for any guitarist.

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Mel You Can Teach Yourself Harmonica
HK$ 82.00
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This book is a detailed guide to learning how to play the harmonica. The material focuses on folk and blues music, including an array of tunes in both styles. Altogether, forty-one arrangements of increasing difficulty are presented. Special techniques and harmonicas other than the standard ten-hole-twenty-reed diatonic harp are also explained. Lessons on the companion video are taught by Phil Duncan. Includes access to online audio and video.

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Mel Getting Into Gypsy Jazz Violin
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Learn to improvise in the Gypsy Jazz violin style even if you have never improvised before. The style is closely associated with French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli, who played with Gypsy jazz guitar player Django Reinhardt. Each lesson in the book covers specific key aspects of the Gypsy jazz violin style. The techniques are presented sequentially and the underlying music theory is introduced on a 'need to know' basis. Getting Into Gypsy Jazz Violin includes charts of classic swing tunes such as Avalon, The Sheik of Araby & After You've Gone and comes with access to online audio featuring authentic accompaniment tracks and model violin performances. Because the Gypsy jazz violin style maintains common elements of traditional classical violin techniques such as vibrato and shifting, the book is a perfect vehicle for the classical violinist to learn to improvise without having to change their general approach to the instrument. Any intermediate or advanced violinist can learn to improvise in the Gypsy jazz violin style. Perfectly suited to classically trained violinists because the Gypsy jazz violin style is closely related to traditional classical violin techniques. Includes charts of classic swing tunes such as Avalon, The Sheik of Araby & After You've Gone. The 21 lessons are carefully sequenced to introduce key components of the Gypsy jazz violin style. comes with access to online audio featuring sample solos and exercises in addition to authentic Gypsy jazz guitar accompaniment tracks.

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Mel Complete Irish Tin Whistle
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An extremely well-written, thorough study into contemporary and traditional tinwhistle music and performance. Included are chapters on fundamentals, ornamentation and more. Includes access to online audio.

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Mel A Concise History of Rock Music
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This book, intended for the general public, music students, and enthusiasts of all ages, explores the entire history of rock music, from its origins up to the twenty-first century. Paul Fowles, guitarist, teacher and writer, has created a fascinating guide to a musical phenomenon which has captured the imagination of young people throughout the world.

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Mel Complete Jazz Flute Book
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A comprehensive text teaching elements of jazz phrasing, articulation, vibrato, harmony, and technical studies leading to improvisation. For the flute student beginning the serious study of jazz and contemporary styles, this book will help in many ways. Phrasing and interpretation of rhythms are studied through exercises and original pieces. Scale and arpeggio studies will help the student learn both the music theory and technical skills needed to improvise.

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Mel Arranging Music for the Real World
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This book is written from a composer's point of view and is intended to be a reference book for the analysis of arranging techniques. Its aim is to help composers and arrangers improve their compositional skills as well as their understanding of various musical styles. Through a study and analysis of the scores and styles of the master composers, the author gives a broad view of the music of both the past and of the present. This allows the musician to navigate within the contemporary music scene with an essential awareness of and appreciation for all genres of music. The skills and concepts taught in this book will help the aspiring arranger harmonize melodies and write counter-melodies quickly and efficiently utilizing various combinations of instruments and voices, whether for pops orchestra, television, or recordings, according to the demands of modern commercial music.

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Mel A Classical Repertoire for Recorder
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Well-known classical works for recorder students at all levels of ability, adapted and arranged especially for the recorder. The works are drawn from all periods, including Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern. The author has carefully placed the melodies in the best keys for easy recorder.

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Mel Getting Into Bluegrass Guitar
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In this addition to Mel Bay's popular 'Getting Into' series, Flatpicking Guitar Magazine columnist Joe Carr presents an overview of the exciting flatpicking style in tablature and in music notation. Beginning with basic chords and strum patterns, this book covers Carter style, fiddle tunes crosspicking, floating, improvisation and much more! Special sections address pick direction, pentatonic scales, dropped D tuning and how to read standard music on the guitar. Included are the 'Top Ten' flatpicking favorites and a section on Irish ornamentation.

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Mel Isaac Albeniz: 26 Pieces Arranged for Guitar
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This comprehensive edition brings together all of the standard pieces in the adopted Albeniz "guitar repertoire" along with additional pieces that complete many of the suites and other groupings as published during the composer's lifetime. These solo arrangements were made while consulting the earliest editions of the piano originals, and are faithful to Albeniz tempo indications, dynamics, phrasing slurs, and other expression markings. The selections are: Pavana-Capriccio, Op. 12 (1992); Suite espanola, Op. 47 (1886); Recuerdos de viaje, Op. 92 (1888); Doce piezas espanolas, Op. 164 (1889); Espana, seis hojas de album, Op. 165 (1890); Serenata espanola (Cadiz, cancion), Op. 181 (1890); Mallorca, barcarola, Op. 202 (1890); Zambra granadina, danse orientale, WoO (1891); Cadiz-gaditana, WoO (1891); and Chants d'Espagne, Op. 232 (1891-1894). Carefully researched and meticulously fingered in the scholarly manner one would expect from Stanley Yates.

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Mel Velocity Studies
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These twenty-one studies present a variety of melodic themes composed to provide enhancement of technique. I wanted to write short, playable pieces designed to build fluency and coordination between the left and right hand. I also wanted these technical studies to contain melodic elements sufficient to allow them to be used as short pieces in concert or recital. As valuable as scale practice can be, it can also be tedious. I wanted these studies to be fun to play. I also utilized a variety of major and minor keys and composed the pieces specifically to explore the contrast between open and fingered strings. Finally, these studies will help enable the guitarist to move freely between various positions on the fingerboard. In Notation and Tablature.

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Mel Complete Irish Fiddle Player
HK$ 164.00
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In his preface, the author reminds the reader that this is not a book for the absolute beginner. Even the experienced player may not "get it" on first reading a given tune, but "You can expect to enjoy the process of learning.[and experience] the joy of recreating a traditional tune, of making it your own." This is the teacher/student pact in effect throughout this marvelous book, written for the literary as much as the musical connoisseur. Although no classical violin experience is needed, you will need to know how to hold the fiddle and bow, and be able to play at least simple tunes in the first position. Having the ability to read music will enable you to follow the bowing patterns and left-hand techniques which the author feels are crucial in grasping the playing style. Comes with access to online audio featuring solo fiddle. The teaching recording plays the first tunes slowly, but by the end, the correct speed is played. This stereo recording contains 77 of the 80 songs from the book.

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Mel Six Essential Fingerings for the Jazz Guitarist
HK$ 82.00
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Guitarists face a sometimes overwhelming number of choices as to where to play a given note or phrase and what fingering to use. While a given fingering for a scale or phrase may be possible, it may not be practical. In this book, jazz guitarist Jimmy Bruno lays out six fingerings for the major scales which he has found to be the most efficient in his thirty years of professional playing. These patterns are then used to derive fingerings for the dorian mode, mixolydian mode, natural minor, harmonic minor, and melodic minor scales. Illustrations are provided in notation and tablature with fretboard diagrams aiding visualization. By using these fingerings consistently, the guitarist will eliminate all unnecessary fingerings and remove a major obstacle to his or her development as a musician.

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Mel Mastering the Guitar 1B
HK$ 123.00
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Mastering the Guitar is an innovative, exciting way to learn the guitar. Co-authored by William Bay and Mike Christiansen, this extremely comprehensive method applies the array of musical styles and techniques found in today's music. Written in notation and tablature, it covers a vast array of guitar solo and accompaniment styles. A special feature of this method is that it teaches both flatpicking and fingerstyle solo and accompaniment techniques. We feel that Mastering the Guitar is the most comprehensive approach to guitar technique repertoire and performance to be found anywhere. Volume 1B: Teaches keys of D, A, E, F, D minor, and B flat; Contains over 130 solos and duets; Contains over 40 comprehensive scale and picking studies; Includes numerous chord progression studies and chord accompaniment pieces. Includes access to online audio.

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Mel Lef-Hand Guitar Chord Book
HK$ 50.00
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Contains chord forms for all of the most commonly used chords. Chords include major, minor, altered 7ths, diminished, augmented and many more. All forms are shown in picture and diagram form for the left-handed guitarist.

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Mel Modern Guitar Method Grade 1: Guitar Studies
HK$ 82.00
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A carefully graded series of exercises, solos, duets, and chord studies which are an ideal supplement to the Mel Bay Modern Guitar Method Grade 1 and to the note-reading section of Mel Bay's Guitar Class Method. Studies are included for each string, and the keys of C, A minor, G, and E minor are presented. Guitar Studies Grade 1, in addition, will be a valuable aid to any beginning guitar student and the content will augment and enhance learning regardless of the basic instructional text being used. In notation only.

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Mel Gypsy Violin Basics
HK$ 123.00
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This easy Gypsy-style introduction takes you on a musical journey along the Romany Trail, assimilating the musical idioms of Eastern Europe and the Mideast. Here are the core nuggets of the flashy and exotic Gypsy style, distilled to their essence. Fun, easy Gypsy-style tunes; Authentic Gypsy violin techniques - scales, bowings, ornaments and more; Comes with access to Play-along online audio with slow lead tracks and slow accompaniment tracks; Glossary of techniques and terms.

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