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  • The Mind's Ear

    Exercises for Improving the Musical Imagination for Performers, Composers, and Listeners

    by Bruce Adolphe ...
    The Mind's Ear offers a unique approach to stimulating the musical imagination and inspiring creativity, as well as providing detailed exercises aimed at improving the ability to read and imagine music in silence, in the "mind's ear." Modeling his exercises on those used in theater games and acting classes, and drawing upon years of experience with improvisation and composition, Bruce Adolphe has ... Read more

    $37.72 AUD

  • Big Guitar Chord Book

    by Richard Moran ...
    6 Strings is the unique new system of chord diagrams from Moran Education. All chords are displayed in a horizontal grid, rather than the vertical one employed in most guitar books. This system is proven to optimize your learning, allowing chord patterns to be learnt and digested much faster.With over 500 chords for the guitarist,arranged by root, and in full color on compatible devices, it's the ... Read more

    $3.77 AUD

  • The Jazz Theory Book

    The most highly-acclaimed jazz theory book ever published! Over 500 pages of comprehensive, but easy to understand text covering every aspect of how jazz is constructed---chord construction, II-V-I progressions, scale theory, chord/scale relationships, the blues, reharmonization, and much more. A required text in universities world-wide, translated into five languages, endorsed by Jamey Aebersold, ... Read more

    $42.01 AUD

  • The Inner Game of Music

    The bestselling guide to improving musical performanceThe Inner Game of Music is the battle that all musicians have to fight against elusive opponents such as nervousness, self-doubt and fear of failure. Using the world-famous Inner Game principles, developed by bestselling author Timothy Gallwey, acclaimed musician Barry Green explains the basic principles of 'natural learning' and shows how you ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $9.99 AUD

  • The Jazz Piano Book

    The most highly acclaimed jazz piano method ever published! Over 300 pages with complete chapters on Intervals and triads, The major modes and II-V-I, 3-note voicings, Sus. and phrygian Chords, Adding notes to 3-note voicings, Tritone substitution, Left-hand voicings, Altering notes in left-hand Stride and Bud Powell voicings, Block chords, Comping ...and much more! Endorsed by Kenny Barron, Down ... Read more

    $32.44 AUD

  • Progressive Guitar Method - Book 2

    Teach Yourself How to Play Guitar (Free Audio Available)

    series Progressive Guitar Method #2
    Teach yourself how to play guitar with our easy guitar lessons for beginners.***Comes with online access to free audio demonstrating all examples. Hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along.***"A Well Rounded Method Book. I'm a guitar teacher who has been using this series of books for years. They're user friendly, kids and adults love them, and they teach all the essentials needed ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • The Musician's Way

    A Guide to Practice, Performance, and Wellness

    In The Musician's Way, veteran performer and educator Gerald Klickstein combines the latest research with his 30 years of professional experience to provide aspiring musicians with a roadmap to artistic excellence. Part I, Artful Practice, describes strategies to interpret and memorize compositions, fuel motivation, collaborate, and more. Part II, Fearless Performance, lifts the lid on the hidden ... Read more

    $28.48 AUD

  • The Laws of Brainjo: The Art & Science of Molding a Musical Mind

    by Josh Turknett ...
    HOW TO MOLD A MUSICAL MINDAnyone can learn to play music, and learn to play it well.Being able to play music is not about talent. It's not about aptitude.Being about to play music is not about the brain you have, but the brain you build.Each and every one of us has been gifted with a fully customizable brain, one we can mold to learn anything, at any age.Yet, it doesn't come with a manual for how ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • The Serious Jazz Practice Book

    All musicians need to thoroughly learn their scales, chords, intervals and various melodic patterns in order to become complete musicians. The question has always been how to approach this universal task. Guitar legend Barry Finnerty (Miles, The Crusaders, Brecker Bros., etc.) provides in this book a rigorous practice regime that will set you well on the road to complete mastery of whatever ... Read more

    $30.02 AUD

  • Play It Again

    An Amateur Against The Impossible

    In 2010, Alan Rusbridger, the editor of the Guardian, set himself an almost impossible task: to learn, in the space of a year, Chopin’s Ballade No. 1 – a piece that inspires dread in many professional pianists.His timing could have been better.The next twelve months were to witness the Arab Spring, the Japanese tsunami, the English riots, and the Guardian’s breaking of both WikiLeaks and the News ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Progressive Guitar Method - Book 1

    Teach Yourself How to Play Guitar (Free Video Available)

    series Progressive Guitar Method #1
    Teach yourself how to play guitar with our easy guitar lessons for beginners.***Comes with online access to free guitar videos and audio demonstrating all examples. See and hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along with the backing band. Also includes music score animation for easy music learning.***"Great, and a fun way to learn. Very good well written easy to follow book […] this ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • Keyboard Lessons for Beginners

    Teach Yourself How to Play Keyboard (Free Video Available)

    series Progressive Beginner
    Teach yourself how to play keyboard with our easy keyboard lessons for beginners.***Comes with online access to free keyboard videos and audio demonstrating all examples. See and hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along with the backing band. Also includes music score and keyboard animation for easy music learning.***"I have always dreamed that someday I will teach myself keyboard ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • Jazz Guitar Voicings - Vol. 1

    Have you ever wondered how guitarists like Joe Pass, Jim Hall and Wes Montgomery find such full, luscious voicings for their chord melody playing? Well, much of that sound is based on the "Drop 2" principle of chord voicings. In this book, veteran guitarist Randy Vincent explains exactly how you can get that same sound too. Endorsed by Julian Lage, John Stowell, Larry Koonse, etc. ... Read more

    $25.18 AUD

  • Ukulele Bartt's Ultimate Ukulele

    The World's Greatest Instructional Book

    Bartt shows you exactly how to: * read chord diagrams, with free charts in three tunings: GCEA, D-tuning, and baritone * hold and tune your uke * play flats and sharps, inversions, moveable chord shapes and barre chords * play the blues * finger-pick, play scales and chord solos * choose strings and uke sizes * transpose any chord or song into any key, using Bartt’s Key-Changer Pizza™ * turn ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • How to Write One Song

    by Jeff Tweedy ...
    A ROUGH TRADE and PITCHORK BOOK OF THE YEAR'A guide to rediscovering the joys of creating that we all felt as children.'NEW YORK TIMESOne of the century's most feted singer-songwriters, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, digs deep into his own creative process to share his unique perspective about song-writing and offers a warm, accessible guide to writing your first song, championing the importance of making ... Read more

    $16.16 AUD

  • Guitar Chords!

    by Richard Moran ...
    Guitar Chords! Contains over 150 of the most essential guitar chords.Clear, specially commissioned high quality guitar chord diagrams show you the notes to play and the fingers to use, so you can play like the pros in no time!This book contains the following exclusive extras:- Guitar Fretboard Diagram- Guide to using our guitar chord diagrams- Chord reference guide ... Read more

    $2.51 AUD

  • Piano Lessons for Beginners

    Teach Yourself How to Play Piano (Free Video Available)

    series Progressive Beginner
    Teach yourself how to play piano with our easy piano lessons for beginners.***Comes with online access to free piano videos and audio demonstrating all examples. See and hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along with the backing band. Also includes music score and piano animation for easy music learning.***"Okay, I am of a certain age [so] I decided to learn to play the Piano. You ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • Trumpet Lessons for Beginners

    Teach Yourself How to Play Trumpet (Free Video Available)

    series Progressive Beginner
    Teach yourself how to play trumpet with our easy trumpet lessons for beginners.***Comes with online access to free trumpet videos and audio demonstrating all examples. See and hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along. Also includes music score and trumpet animation for easy music learning.***"Great for any beginner trumpet player. It teaches the basics for any style of music, ... ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • Foundation Exercises For Bass

    This book is designed to teach the fundamentals of bass playing to anyone, regardless of the style of music or level of the player. For electric or acoustic bass, it shows how to practice scales, arpeggios, rhythms, ear training, bass line construction, and more in a creative way that makes learning to play music fun! Endorsed by Marc Johnson, Larry Grenadier, Bobby Vega, Steve Swallow, etc. ... Read more

    $22.76 AUD

  • Piano Lessons for Kids - Book 1

    How to Play Piano for Kids (Free Video Available)

    series Progressive Young Beginner #1
    Teach how to play piano for kids with our easy piano lessons for kids.***Comes with online access to free piano videos and audio demonstrating all examples. See and hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along with the backing band. Also includes music score and piano animation for easy music learning.***"I have used this book over and over with my piano students. A simple and easy ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles

    series Cambridge Companions to Music
    From Please Please Me to Abbey Road, this collection of essays tells the fascinating story of the Beatles – the creation of the band, their musical influences, and their cultural significance, with emphasis on their genesis and practices as musicians, songwriters, and recording artists. Through detailed biographical and album analyses, the book uncovers the background of each band member and ... Read more

    $30.90 AUD

  • Ukulele Lessons for Beginners

    Teach Yourself How to Play Ukulele (Free Video Available)

    series Progressive Beginner
    Teach yourself how to play ukulele with our easy ukulele lessons for beginners.***Comes with online access to free ukulele videos and audio demonstrating all examples. See and hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along with the backing band. Also includes music score animation for easy music learning.***"Some of my favorite tunes are used in this book! And the language is so easy to ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • Singing Lessons for Beginners

    Teach Yourself How to Sing (Free Video Available)

    series Progressive Beginner
    Teach yourself how to sing with our easy singing lessons for beginners.***Comes with online access to free singing videos and audio demonstrating all examples. See and hear how each one is sung by a teacher, then sing along with the backing band. Also includes music score animation for easy music learning.***"Great beginning singing instruction. Great basics in user friendly format for the new ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • Ukulele for Beginners

    How To Play Ukulele in Easy-to-Follow Steps

    Interested in the ukulele and want to learn how to play it? This is the book for you.This all-encompassing guide to the ukulele is written by Will Grove-White, one of the world-renowned Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Clearly written, beautifully designed, and chock-full of photos and illustrations, Get Plucky With the Ukulele is the perfect teach-yourself ukulele book for adults and children ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD