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Playing the Keyboard [electronic resource]

This program features Matt Clifford, a brilliant keyboard artist who has toured with The Rolling Stones and Yes. After a detailed overview of synthesizers and their capabilities, he gives instruction on choosing a keyboard; notes and intervals; bending notes and vibrato; keeping time; scales; bass lines, left- and right-hand chords, melody lines, and rhythms; MIDI technology and sampling; using orchestral, classic rock, and synthesized sounds; building multitrack sequences; and how to improvise simple songs. The program concludes with a performance by Clifford.
Online
2005; 1991
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Playing the Guitar [electronic resource]

In this program, John James, one of Britain's top fingerstyle guitarists, shows viewers the basics of playing the six-string acoustic guitar. Subjects include types of guitars; the parts of the guitar; replacing strings; how to hold acoustic and electric guitars; tuning; strumming and fretting; left- and right-hand fingering; notes and intervals; bending notes and vibrato; chord diagrams, tablature, and keeping time; scales; the C, G7, D7, G Major, and C7 chords; triad arpeggios; how to improvise simple songs; and playing the blues. The program concludes with a performance by James.
Online
2005; 1991
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Playing the Drums [electronic resource]

In this program, Geoff Nicholls, co-presenter of BBC TV's classic Rock School series, introduces students to the drum set with instruction on the components of the drum set and their parts; choosing sticks, drums, and cymbals; replacing drum heads; how to hold the sticks using orthodox and matched grips; tuning; hand and foot strokes; drum notation and keeping time; quarter, eighth, and sixteenth notes and their associated triplets; varying rhythms with rests; varying tempo and volume; accents; fills; and how to improvise both simple and complex rhythms. The program concludes with a performance by Nicholls.
Online
2005; 1991
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Playing the Violin [electronic resource]

In this program, renowned folk-rock fiddler Ric Sanders helps beginners get started playing the violin. Topics include the parts of the violin and bow, choosing a violin and bow, using peg paste and bow rosin, how to hold the violin and bow, tuning, bowing, plucking, fingering, notes and intervals, vibrato, the rudiments of reading music and keeping time, the D major and G major scales, the Doric mode, and how to improvise simple songs. The program concludes with a performance by Sanders.
Online
1991
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Playing the Flute [electronic resource]

This program features one of the world's finest jazz flute players: Eddie Parker. He addresses the parts of the flute and how to assemble them, posture and breathing, embouchure, holding and blowing into the flute, tuning, fingering, notes and intervals, tonguing, the rudiments of reading music and keeping time, the Pentatonic scale, how to improvise simple songs, and disassembly, cleaning, and storage of the flute. The program concludes with a performance by Parker, followed by a series of drone notes for students to practice against.
Online
1991
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Playing the Clarinet [electronic resource]

This program spotlights David Bitelli, a multitalented musician who has worked with Elton John, Terence Trent D'Arby, and Joan Armatrading. He acquaints students with the parts of the Boehm-system B-flat clarinet and how to assemble them, selecting the best mouthpiece, fitting the reed, posture and breathing, embouchure, holding and blowing into the clarinet, tuning, fingering, notes and intervals, tonguing, the rudiments of reading music and keeping time, scales, how to improvise simple songs, and types of clarinets. The program concludes with a performance by Bitelli.
Online
1991
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Playing the Saxophone [electronic resource]

Pete Thomas has toured with Joe Jackson and Fats Domino and has recorded with Elton John. In this program, he introduces beginners to the alto saxophone: the parts of the saxophone and how to assemble them, fitting the reed, posture and breathing, embouchure, holding and blowing into the saxophone, tuning, fingering, notes and intervals, tonguing and slurring, bending notes and vibrato, the rudiments of reading music and keeping time, scales, triad arpeggios, how to improvise simple songs, and playing the blues. The program concludes with a performance by Thomas.
Online
1991
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Playing the Bass Guitar [electronic resource]

Henry Thomas has collaborated with Van Morrison, Herbie Hancock, Chris de Burgh, Billy Ocean, and Randy Crawford. In this program, he familiarizes beginners with the bass guitar: the parts of the bass; choosing a bass; amplifiers and speakers; replacing strings; how to hold the bass with classical and rock grips; tuning; plucking and fretting; left- and right-hand fingering; notes and intervals; bending notes and vibrato; chord diagrams and keeping time; scales; triad arpeggios; movable shapes; how to improvise simple bass lines and rhythms; and playing the blues. The program concludes with a performance by Thomas.
Online
1991