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The Pat Metheny Real Book: Artist Edition (C Instruments)

Through his writing, recording, and performances, jazz guitarist Pat Metheny of Local 34-627 (Kansas City, MO) has created a significant body of work that makes him one of the most important voices of modern music. His compositions are beloved modern standards. He has selected 147 of his most played tunes to create this Real Book, which is approved and gig-tested by Metheny himself.

The Pat Metheny Real Book: First-of-Its Kind Artist Edition (C Instruments), Compiled and Gig-Tested by the Composer, Hal Leonard Corporation, www.halleonard.com.

A Soprano’s Duet Book: 10 Masterwork Duets From Baroque, Classic, Romantic

This book is a collection of 10 of the world’s best-loved selections for soprano and another voice, representing a wide range of styles and composers. Included are historical information, IPA pronunciation guides, translations, and suggestions for performance. Instrumental accompaniments are presented as keyboard reductions, plus optional instrumental parts are included for select pieces.

A Soprano’s Duet Book: 10 Masterwork Duets from the Baroque, Classic, and Romantic Periods for Soprano and Another Voice, compiled, edited, and arranged by Patrick M. Liebergen, Carl Fischer, www.carlfischer.com.

Imaginary Folksongs for Soprano/Alto Saxophone and Piano

Originally written for saxophonist Nathan Nabb of Locals 29-717 (Granite City, IL) and 2-197 (St. Louis, MO), this engaging set of six short pieces runs the gamut from virtuosic to melancholy to humorous. This audience-pleaser utilizes alto and soprano saxophone, and a few extended techniques. Included are: “High in the Andes” (soprano), “Song of Light” (alto), “Magic Island” (alto), “Titania’s Bower” (soprano), “Bonnie-Bye” (soprano), and “The Three Jolly Pigeons” (alto).

Imaginary Folksongs for Soprano/Alto Saxophone and Piano, www.presser.com.

Electronic Guitars Design and Invention: Groundbreaking Innovations

Electronic Guitars Design and Invention: Groundbreaking Innovations

Electronic Guitars Design and Invention: Groundbreaking InnovationsDesigners of today’s electric guitars draw heavily on great instruments created in the ’50s and ’60s. This book details how those masterpieces happened, why they are still relevant, and the effects they continue to have on modern guitar design. Drawing on numerous interviews with guitar makers past and present, and decades of research, the author explains how new ideas are developed in a world of changing tonal tastes and shifting playing styles.

Electronic Guitars Design and Invention: The Groundbreaking Innovations that Shaped the Modern Instrument, by Tony Bacon, Backbeat Books,
www.backbeatbooks.com.

Steel Drum Minus 1 Play-Along

Steel Drums Minus 1 Play-Along: Arrangements with Recorded Steel Band

Steel Drum Minus 1 Play-AlongAlfred’s Pop Steel Drum Series book and CD set includes medium to difficult traditional calypso and pop classics with “virtual” steel band backing tracks and treble clef lead sheets for any melodic instrument. It is excellent material for casual solo performance and includes “ABBA Medley,” “Limbo & Marianne,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “I Can See Clearly Now,” “Jamaica Farewell,” “Loco Man,” and “Yellow Bird.”

Steel Drums Minus 1 Play-Along: Arrangements with Recorded Steel Band Accompaniment, arranged and compiled by Jeff Moore, Alfred Music,
www.alfred.com

Make Your Own Music: A Creative Curriculum Using Music Technology

Make Your Own Music is a complete classroom curriculum for learning and teaching music technology, incorporating composition ideas, notation, and digital audio workstation (DAW) proficiencies. Though the fundamental principles can apply to any DAW, each chapter highlights three demonstrable skills to create projects using Notation and/or Studio One. The curriculum includes supporting online media.

Make Your Own Music: A Creative Curriculum Using Music Technology,
by Richard McCready, Hal Leonard Corporation, www.halleonard.com.

An Outlaw and a Lady: A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon

An Outlaw and a Lady: A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon

An Outlaw and a Lady: A Memoir of Music, Life with WaylonThis book by singer-songwriter Jessi Colter tells the story of her career, love, and faith, as well as life as the wife of music legend Waylon Jennings. Her songs were recorded by Nancy Sinatra and Dottie West, among others, and she was the only woman on the Wanted: The Outlaws album that launched the outlaw country genre.

An Outlaw and a Lady: A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon, and the Faith that Brought Me Home, by Jessi Colter with David Ritz, Nelson Books,
www.outlawandalady.com.

Flamenco Improvisation: Modal Improvisation and Melodic Construction in the Flamenco Environment

Flamenco Improvisation: Modal Improvisation and Melodic Construction in the Flamenco Environment

Flamenco Improvisation: Modal Improvisation and Melodic Construction in the Flamenco EnvironmentBased on a combination of an Eastern modal system (maqam) and Western harmony applied to oriental modalities, flamenco has long confused Western composers. This series is a theoretical and practical manual for composers and performers interested in modal music, and/or flamenco modalities. The three volumes cover: (1) harmonic aspects of the seven basic modes; (2) main flamenco modes and their melodic and harmonic aspects (3) modern pentatonic, hexatonic, heptatonic, and octatonic scales in the flamenco modal language.

Flamenco Improvisation: Modal Improvisation and Melodic Construction
in the Flamenco Environment, Volumes 1 through 3, by Enrique Vargas, Sher Music Company, www.shermusic.com.

Carrie Underwood Greatest Hits: Decade #1

This book provides piano, vocal, and guitar arrangements for all of the songs on Carrie Underwood’s Greatest Hits: Decade #1 album. Songs include: “Something in the Water,” “Little Toy Guns,” “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “Before He Cheats,” “All-American Girl,” “Last Name,” “I Told You So,” “Cowboy Casanova,” “Temporary Home,” “Undo It,” “Remind Me,” “Good Girl,” “Two Black Cadillacs,” “How Great Thou Art,” and more.

Carrie Underwood Greatest Hits: Decade #1, Alfred Music,
www.alfred.com