TRADITION & INNOVATION
… with New Issues from Carl Fischer
August. 2003 - NEW ISSUES
PLAYING WITH THE BAND
The second release in a new series, Playing with the Band - March Melodies offers performers on the standard band instruments a chance to play with a really good band in some of the best-loved marches of all time. Each selection is designed so that the player gets to play the main melodies of the march in question, guaranteeing the maximum amount of pleasure. In addition, the books are compatible and performers on the different instruments can play together for enhanced enjoyment. Twelve classic marches are included and the emphasis is on the music of the "March King," John Philip Sousa.
Contains: The Billboard March (Klohr), Corcoran Cadets (Sousa), El Capitan (Sousa), Entry of the Gladiators (Fucik), National Emblem (Bagley), Old Comrades (Teike), The Rifle Regiment (Sousa), both a solo version and Piccolo part for The Stars and Stripes Forever (Sousa), and more.
Playing with the Band - March Melodies - arr. Clark - Solo Instrument Book & CD - $12.95 each
Playing with the Band at Christmas - Clark/O'Loughlin/Balent/Compello - Solo Instrument & CD - $12.95 each
STRING TOWN TUNES
Doris Gazda has the knack for writing appealing and fresh material for young string players, as her innovative technique collection, High Tech for Strings amply demonstrated. Her new folio is sure to duplicate that success. It is a wonderful collection that includes familiar folk songs, classical themes, seasonal carols and original tunes. - 12 selections in all. Each part book and the score includes a CD that has a demonstration performance and a play-along track for each piece. There is also a piano accompaniment part. The collection is progressively arranged and each tune demonstrates and deals with a particular pedagogical challenge designed to guide the young musician toward the goal of mastering his or her string instrument. Emphasis is placed throughout on acquiring the best habits in the fundamentals of good string playing: proper tone, intonation and control of the bow. String Town Tunes will be a great way to improve and enrich a beginning string program.
String Town Tunes - Gazda - Book with CD
And don't forget…
High Tech for Strings - Doris Gazda
THE ABCs OF BASS
Janice Tucker Rhoda brings her innovative approach to string pedagogy, combining as it does the Suzuki rote learning approach with the more traditional reading requirements of older methods, to the String Bass. Mindful of the idiosyncrasies of bass tuning and technique, the author has brilliantly adapted her approach to the bass. The key elements are emphasized throughout: intonation, bow technique, correct posture, steady rhythm, accurate reading, et. al. The early exercises incorporate the necessary basics of music reading and the musical examples/selections are the familiar mix of original melodies, folk songs and classical selections. ABCs of Bass will cover the essential material in two books (supplemented by two piano accompaniment books). This book is a perfect way to launch adult and younger students on the string bass.
ABC25 - The ABCs of Bass for the Absolute Beginner to the Intermediate Student - Janice Tucker Rhoda - $8.95 (ISBN 0-8258-5255-2)
Drum - DVD
A Natural Evolution
The DVD version of Dave Weckl's first Carl Fischer Video, concentrates on explaining his natural approach to the drums. In lucid language and with careful demonstrations, using drum pad and the drum set, Weckl explains his new concepts of stick grip, wrist technique, finger technique and the rebound approach for both hands and feet. Live performances by All-Star Dave Weckl Band and a special appearance by Freddie Gruber enrich this educational product. Bonus features of the DVD include: Alternate camera angles, new live concert footage from the Drummer's Collective 25th Anniversary Concert in New York, an exclusive interview with Dave Weckl and information on his new Signature line of cymbals. The DVD is in also in both English and Japanese.
DVD8 - A Natural Evolution: How to Develop Technique - Weckl - Drum DVD - $29.95 (ISBN 0-8258-5081-9)
A Natural Evolution
The new DVD version of the second of Dave Weckl's educational drum video concerns getting the most out of your playing and preparation time. With this DVD the player gets to see Dave demonstrate and explain his own warm-ups, hand and feet development, independent practice and the Swiss triplet. His approach is shown in live performance by the special acoustic group assembled for the video. For the DVD there is bonus footage including alternate camera angles, new live concert footage from the Ultimate Drummer's Weekend 2002 Concert in Australia, an exclusive interview with Dave and information on his new signature line of cymbals. The DVD is also in both English and Japanese.
DVD9 - A Natural Evolution: How to Practice - Weckl - Drum DVD - $29.95 (ISBN 0-8258-5082-7)
A Natural Evolution Video Cassette Series - by Dave Weckl