Author: Robert D. Vandall
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Originally conceived to commemorate the 300th anniversary of J. S. Bach, the Preludes of Robert D. Vandall have become a staple in the repertoire of progressing piano students. The set of 24 preludes, one in each of the major and minor keys, was recently completed with the addition of the final three preludes. Now, all the preludes have been combined into a complete edition with CD, recorded by Dr. Scott Price, Chair of the Piano Department at the University of South Carolina.
Author: Juan Cabeza
Piano Train Trips is a collection of 18 piano etudes written in an atractive and contemporary fashion. Each of the pieces is based on a theoretical concept to be applied to piano playing. Scales, intervals, arpeggios and chords are presented in an orginal and attractive way. Many of the pieces have been conceived to be easily transposed to other keys. A material that will be equaly enjoyed by children or by adult students and perfect for both individual and group lessons. It includes exercises with the accompaniment for the teacher and downloadable audio files Find more information at www.megustaelpiano/en/pianotraintrips
Author: William L. Gillock
Publisher: Alfred Music
Lyric Preludes is an introduction to the whole Romantic period -- from Chopin and Schumann to Brahms and Debussy. Like Chopin, Gillock has written 24 preludes featuring all major and minor keys. But his preludes aren't just imitations of other composer's styles, they are valid, original works. An essential book for all pianists.
Author: Robert E Wells
Publisher: Open Road Media
In the Arctic, the summer ice is melting, making it hard for polar bears and their cubs to survive. Why is the world getting warmer? The heat of the sun is trapped by the “greenhouse” gases that surround Earth—carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and water vapor. If there is just the right amount of these trapped gases, the air is warm enough for plants, animals, and people to thrive. But now there is too much greenhouse gas, especially carbon dioxide. Polar bears, and all of us, are in trouble. Robert E. Wells, who lives in Washington State, shows why so much carbon dioxide is going into the air and what we can do to help keep Earth cool.
Author: Pimm Van Hest
Yolanda’s mom has died. One moment she was breathing. And the next moment she wasn’t. She was there, and yet she wasn’t. Where could her mom be now? "If you look for me, my darling, you will find me,” her mom had told her. So Yolanda decides to go looking. Looking for her mom who died. Along the way she gets help and insights from some wonderful people. A poetic story about loss and about a little girl’s inspiring belief and touching confidence.
Author: Lisa T. Bergren
Publisher: David C Cook
When Gabi and Lia finally learn to surf the river of time, they realize they must make hard choices about life and love in Torrent, the third and final book in the River of Time series. Gabi and Lia Betarrini have learned to control their time travel, and they return from medieval Italy to save their father from his tragic death in modern times. But love calls across the centuries, and the girls are determined to return forever—even though they know the Black Plague is advancing across Europe, claiming the lives of one-third of the population. In the suspenseful conclusion of the River of Time series, every decision is about life … and death.
Author: Noah Gordon
Publisher: Open Road Media
A man travels to Israel to uncover a diamond’s remarkable past in this vivid historical saga from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Physician. A diamond cutter and seller from a long, respected line of precious-gem dealers, New Yorker Harry Hopeman is intrigued by the story of the so-called “Jerusalem Diamond,” a magnificent yellow jewel rumored to date back to the biblical time of King Solomon. So when he’s asked to broker a deal that will return the legendary gemstone to Israel, he eagerly accepts. Arriving in the volatile Middle East, Hopeman soon discovers that his assignment will be anything but easy. Representatives of the Holy Land’s three major religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—are all laying claim to the priceless jewel that once adorned the miter of Pope Gregory, and they will do anything to possess it. Partnering with Israeli government agent Tamar Strauss—a beautiful and courageous Yemenite war widow who inspires the visiting American’s passion as well as his respect—Hopeman is soon entangled in a web of mystery and intrigue that crosses continents and stretches back thousands of years. As the duo follows the twisting travels of the gem and the bloody conflicts it has ignited throughout its extraordinary past—a history that intertwines with Hopeman’s own family saga—the story of a breathtaking land and its people unfolds in all its drama and glory. International-bestselling author Noah Gordon—whose acclaimed historical novel The Physician was the inspiration for the major motion picture of the same name starring Ben Kingsley— “has packed a suspense tale with religious, historical and archeological underpinnings, along with fascinating insights into an industry whose conduct is generally shrouded from outside scrutiny” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).
Author: Frances Clark, Louise Goss, Sam Holland
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
In a wealth of delightful discovery pieces and repertoire, Music Tree 4 continues to elaborate on topics covered in Music Tree 3 -- syncopation, triads and inversions, blues, and modes -- while at the same time offering new challenges.
Author: Martha Mier
Publisher: Alfred Music
Jazz, Rags & Blues, Book 1 contains original solos for late elementary to early intermediate-level pianists that reflect the various styles of the jazz idiom. An excellent way to introduce your students to this distinctive American contribution to 20th century music.
Author: Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Learning a complex new language is no easy task especially when it s an object-oriented computer programming language like Java. You might think the problem is your brain. It seems to have a mind of its own, a mind that doesn't always want to take in the dry, technical stuff you're forced to study. The fact is your brain craves novelty. It's constantly searching, scanning, waiting for something unusual to happen. After all, that's the way it was built to help you stay alive. It takes all the routine, ordinary, dull stuff and filters it to the background so it won't interfere with your brain's real work--recording things that matter. How does your brain know what matters? It's like the creators of the Head First approach say, suppose you're out for a hike and a tiger jumps in front of you, what happens in your brain? Neurons fire. Emotions crank up. Chemicals surge. That's how your brain knows. And that's how your brain will learn Java. Head First Java combines puzzles, strong visuals, mysteries, and soul-searching interviews with famous Java objects to engage you in many different ways. It's fast, it's fun, and it's effective. And, despite its playful appearance, Head First Java is serious stuff: a complete introduction to object-oriented programming and Java. You'll learn everything from the fundamentals to advanced topics, including threads, network sockets, and distributed programming with RMI. And the new. second edition focuses on Java 5.0, the latest version of the Java language and development platform. Because Java 5.0 is a major update to the platform, with deep, code-level changes, even more careful study and implementation is required. So learning the Head First way is more important than ever. If you've read a Head First book, you know what to expect--a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. If you haven't, you're in for a treat. You'll see why people say it's unlike any other Java book you've ever read. By exploiting how your brain works, Head First Java compresses the time it takes to learn and retain--complex information. Its unique approach not only shows you what you need to know about Java syntax, it teaches you to think like a Java programmer. If you want to be bored, buy some other book. But if you want to understand Java, this book's for you.
Author: Robert D. (COP) Vandall
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company, Incorporated
Originally available from Myklas Music Press, this book has been re-engraved and features an attractive new cover. A continuation of the "Celebrated Piano Solos" series of compilations which have time-tested, award-winning solos by Robert Vandall. Excellent as a reference for teachers or a source of music for a student who learns music quickly. Titles: Afternoon at Cooper's Rock * Brush of Autumn * Express Lane * Laughing Song * The Night Ride * Pogo * Sun Catchers * Tarantella Brillante * Venturing Fourths.
Author: Elissa Milne
Publisher: Faber & Faber
This is the second book of five in this series by Australian composer, Elissa Milne. 'Easy Little Peppers' is an exquisite collection of jazz miniatures for the developing pianist, introducing a range of keys, rhythms and performance techniques. Composed especially for the intermediate level pianist, these moments of cool are designed to delight both player and audience alike!