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How To Play Bawu And Hulusi

How to Play Bawu and Hulusi - A Beginner's Guide to these Popular Chinese Wind Instruments

The first English language book to focus on these traditional free reed wind instruments from Southwestern China, providing complete instruction for the absolute beginner. Includes background of the bawu and hulusi, advice on buying an instrument, basic and not-so-basic playing techniques, some familiar Western tunes to help you find your way around your instrument, a dozen traditional Chinese melodies, advice on care and maintenance, how to read JianPu (Chinese musical notation), fingering charts, recommended listening and more. .mp3 files of all the musical examples in the book are available for free download from the author's web site.

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The Bawu and Hulusi Tunebook - C Edition

The Bawu and Hulusi Tunebook: C Edition - One Hundred and One Tunes for these Popular Chinese Wind Instruments

A companion volume to the author's "How To Play Bawu and Hulusi", "The Bawu and Hulusi Tunebook - C Edition" presents more than one hundred traditional tunes from China and neighbouring countries, all arranged for bawu and hulusi in the key of C and notated at pitch in standard Western notation.

Included are tunes from the Bao'an, Yao, Buyi, Dai, Naxi, Li, De'ang, Yi, Dong and other ethnic groups, many of them being published in Western notation for the first time.

These tunes are also suitable for Western melody instruments, such as flute, violin, melodica, etc.

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The Bawu and Hulusi Tunebook - G Edition

The Bawu and Hulusi Tunebook: G Edition - One Hundred and One Tunes for these Popular Chinese Wind Instruments

A companion volume to the author's "How To Play Bawu and Hulusi", "The Bawu and Hulusi Tunebook - G Edition" presents more than one hundred traditional tunes from China and neighbouring countries, all arranged for bawu and hulusi in the key of G and notated at pitch in standard Western notation.

Included are tunes from the Bao'an, Yao, Buyi, Dai, Naxi, Li, De'ang, Yi, Dong and other ethnic groups, many of them being published in Western notation for the first time.

These tunes are also suitable for Western melody instruments, such as flute, violin, melodica, etc.

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Western Tunes for Bawu and Hulusi: C Edition

Western Tunes for Bawu and Hulusi: C Edition - 101 Non-Chinese Tunes For These Popular Chinese Wind Instruments

Play one we know!

Finding familiar Western tunes to play on the bawu and hulusi can be a challenge. "Western Tunes for Bawu and Hulusi - C Edition" presents more than one hundred tunes from outside of China, all arranged for bawu and hulusi in the key of C and notated at pitch in standard Western notation.

Included are folk songs, traditional dance tunes, hymns, children's songs and pieces from classical composers including Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Vivaldi and others.

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Western Tunes for Bawu and Hulusi: G Edition

Western Tunes for Bawu and Hulusi: G Edition - 101 Non-Chinese Tunes For These Popular Chinese Wind Instruments

Play one we know!

Finding familiar Western tunes to play on the bawu and hulusi can be a challenge. "Western Tunes for Bawu and Hulusi - G Edition" presents more than one hundred tunes from outside of China, all arranged for bawu and hulusi in the key of G and notated at pitch in standard Western notation.

Included are folk songs, traditional dance tunes, hymns, children's songs and pieces from classical composers including Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Vivaldi and others.

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Christmas Tunes for Bawu and Hulusi: C Edition

Christmas Tunes for Bawu and Hulusi: C Edition - 125 Seasonal Favorites for These Popular Chinese Wind Instruments

The evocative tones of the bawu and hulusi are perfectly suited to holiday music, but finding festive tunes that fit their limited range and unique scale can be a challenge.

"Christmas Tunes for Bawu and Hulusi - C Edition" presents one hundred and twenty-five carols and seasonal tunes, all arranged for bawu and hulusi in the key of C and notated at pitch in standard Western notation.

Included are Christmas tunes from all over the world, some well known, some not so well known, ranging in difficulty from relatively easy to quite challenging.

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Christmas Tunes for Bawu and Hulusi: G Edition

Christmas Tunes for Bawu and Hulusi: G Edition - 125 Seasonal Favorites for These Popular Chinese Wind Instruments

The evocative tones of the bawu and hulusi are perfectly suited to holiday music, but finding festive tunes that fit their limited range and unique scale can be a challenge.

"Christmas Tunes for Bawu and Hulusi - G Edition" presents one hundred and twenty-five carols and seasonal tunes, all arranged for bawu and hulusi in the key of G and notated at pitch in standard Western notation.

Included are Christmas tunes from all over the world, some well known, some not so well known, ranging in difficulty from relatively easy to quite challenging.

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The Harmonic Minor Tunebook

The Harmonic Minor Tunebook - One Hundred and One Tunes for the Ten Hole Harmonica in Harmonic Minor Tuning

"This sounds really cool, but what do I play on it?"

This is often the first comment someone makes after playing a harmonic minor tuned harmonica for the first time. Here is a book that book answers that question.

A collection of one hundred and one tunes selected and arranged for a ten hole harmonica in harmonic minor tuning, presented in both standard notation and tablature, gathered from a wide variety of sources - early Western composers, klezmer, the folk musics of the British Isles, Europe, Scandinavia, the Balkan countries, the Middle East and beyond. More than half of the tunes can be played without the use of note bending. Included are sea shanties, waltzes, bourrées, freilachs, schottisches, gavottes, belly dance tunes, Christmas carols, hymns and much more.

Also included is some theoretical background on minor scales and related musical modes, plus layout diagrams for harmonic minor harps in all twelve keys.

Although primarily aimed at harmonica players, the tunes are also suitable for other melody instruments, such as flute, violin, melodica, etc.

.mp3 files of all the tunes in the book are available for free download from the author's web site.

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Son Of The Harmonic Minor Tunebook

Son Of The Harmonic Minor Tunebook - One Hundred and One More Tunes for the Ten Hole Harmonica in Harmonic Minor Tuning

A companion volume to "The Harmonic Minor Tunebook", containing more than a hundred tunes arranged for the harmonic minor tuned harmonica.

Included are traditional tunes from all over the world, plus selections from classical composers such as Saint-Saëns, Schumann and Carcassi, presented in both standard notation and tablature.

Also included are useful tips on playing blues and jazz on the harmonic minor harp, playing in unfamilar time signatures, playing harmonic minor tremolo harps, using multiple harmonicas on a single tune and the harmonic minor tuning compared with the natural minor tuning.

.mp3 files of all the tunes in the book are available for free download from the author's web site.

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The Ultimate Miniature Harmonica Tunebook

The Ultimate Miniature Harmonica Tunebook - 365 Tunes for the Four Hole Harmonica

The miniature harmonica is the ultimate portable music maker. Just one inch long, its four holes and eight reeds provide a complete one octave diatonic scale.

This book gathers together 365 tunes especially selected and arranged for the four hole miniature harmonica. Includes dance tunes, children's songs, hymns, Christmas carols and folk music from all over the world, as well as selections by composers such as Mozart, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi and others, in both standard musical notation and tablature.

These tunes are all playable on the Hohner Little Lady, Mini Harp and Speedy; the Lee Oskar Oskamonica; the Suzuki K-1200, N-1200 and Metal Major harmonicas; the Seydel Mini and most other models of 4-hole harmonica.

Although primarily intended as a repertoire for the miniature harmonica, these tunes in this book can also be played on standard diatonic and chromatic harmonicas, as well as being a veritable treasure trove of tunes for the ocarina, psaltery, crumhorn and other instruments with limited range.

.mp3 files of all the tunes in the book are available for free download from the author's web site.

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