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I can play that, Primer

By Joanne Burrows

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This is a book of beginner piano pieces, including several chord charts for the students to work out unassisted at
home or in the lesson.

The aim of these pieces is to:

  • Encourage music reading and memory
  • Develop recognition of musical words rather than a note by note reading approach
  • Develop the ear through transposition and harmonisation
  • Improve student confidence in music reading
  • Develop an instinctive feel for simple rhythmic patterns
  • Enable the use and awareness of consistent fingering
  • Improve memory skills

The repertoire included in this volume reinforces the recognition of

  • Patterns: skipping patterns, intervals of a 3rd and stepping patterns, intervals of a second
  • Direction: ascending, descending, changing direction
  • Simple rhythmic patterns

Composed 2019

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  • I can play that  - sheet music

ISMN 9790720214801

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I can READ that, Primer Level

By Joanne Burrows

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This is a book of beginner pieces that can be used for sight reading, improvisation, transposition and memory practice.
The aim of these pieces is to:

  • Encourage music reading and memory
  • Develop recognition of musical words rather than a note by note reading approach
  •  Develop the ear through transposition and harmonisation
  • Improve student confidence in music reading
  •  Develop an instinctive feel for simple rhythmic patterns
  • Enable the use and awareness of consistent fingering
  • Improve memory skills

The repertoire included in this volume reinforces the recognition of

  • Patterns: skipping patterns, intervals of a 3rd and stepping patterns, intervals of a second
  • Direction: ascending, descending, changing direction
  • Simple rhythmic patterns in simple quadruple metre (Book 2 incorporates triple meter)
  • Pieces can be used in any order that suits the student’s individual curriculum ad program of study

Composed 2019

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  • I can READ that, Primer  - sheet music

ISMN 9790720214818

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I can write music- HSC Music 1 & 2

By Joanne Burrows

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Finding your musical voice

This is a resource book for the student, the classroom teacher and the private studio teacher with suggestions to inspire creativity and music composition. I believe everyone is capable of writing music. Nick Cave when describing his song writing process stated, “The big problem with song-writing for me is starting a new song. It's the thing where all the anguish exists, not in the writing of the song, but the starting of the new song.” 

A range of exercises is included so that students can explore the possibilities of sound in terms of: pitch, duration, texture, register, tone colour, and expressive techniques. 

For ease of use 
•   Most examples and exercises are in simple keys and all exercises can be transposed to suitable keys
•   Examples in treble and bass clefs are included, this will enable all students to read and connect with the information presented
•   The words triad and chord are used interchangeably to describe three or more notes played together. 

Compiled 2018


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ISMN 9790720209135

Introduction to the Cor Anglais and Oboe, An

By Rachel Tolmie

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Comprehensive guide to the cor anglais and oboe and and extensive repertoire list and valuable program notes.

Welcome to the wonderful world of musical wind instruments! The cor anglais and oboe belong to the class of wind instrument called the double reed. The bassoon and contra-bassoon are the other members of the double-reed family. The purpose of this book is to give you access to the cor anglais and oboe; how to play them, what to play on them and the techniques that will help you play them well.

It is also a vital guide for the music lover as it will inform you as to the repertoire of these instruments and will help promote your listening pleasure. Very little is written about the cor anglais so this book seeks to promote it along with the oboe, both often heard but rarely recognised.

Hard copy includes a CD of cor anglais works performed by Rachel Tolmie. 
Also available online is Rachel's CD - Simply, Cor Anglais (Wirr007)

ISBN1876829 12 5

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Introduction to the Upper Register for Clarinet, An

By Tony Wheeler

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A book designed specifically to introduce the notes of the clarion register in a way which makes them easy to assimilate. Each note is dealt with easily and thoroughly, with tuneful studies, before moving on to the next note. Also included are exercises for the student to practice reading in the upper register, and some simple, familiar tunes.

This book is intended as a supplement to any of the available tutor books, many of which deal with the clarion register notes rather too abruptly, and with insufficient time for the development of familiarity.
  ISMN 9790720101477
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Invisible Tutor Book, The

By Joanne Burrows

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Creating an aural and kinetic vocabulary

The Invisible Tutor Book allows the teacher to put together a tutor book and or supplementary materials to help the student learn. Its aims are to:

  • Build kinaesthetic vocabulary
  • Build an auditory vocabulary

The Invisible Tutor Book

  • Lays a secure foundation for the student’s reading skills
  • Provides a vocabulary for improvisation and composition
  • Encourages and improves aural and technical skills
  • Provides a kinetic vocabulary of basic finger patterns

Composed 2019

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Jazz Solos for Mallets

By Joanne Burrows

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This book offers 21 jazz styled solo pieces for Mallets that can be used for reading and or performance.

Resource book for theory, music craft and musicianship

The works progress in difficulty from easy beginner material to later beginner works.

Compiled 2018

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      ISMN 9790902253710

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      Kaleidoscope - Easy Strings

      By Joanne Burrows, Brennan Keats

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      Solos, duets and trios - Violin, Viola and Cello 
      for beginner students. For Theory, Musicianship, Music Craft

      The Kaleidoscope series is aimed to provide teachers with a resource that has multiple options regarding the combination of keys, instrumental parts, repertoire, solo works and ensemble pieces including duets, trios and quartets providing flexi-score arrangements.

      In the easy and medium difficulty volumes pieces are presented in several keys.

      • Sometimes the arrangement of the duets is slightly modified to suit the range of the instrument or the difficulty level, thus the parts I and II are not identical across each key.
      • There is a simple piano accompaniment for most of the duets and may be performed by a student or the teacher.
      • Playing with other students encourages peer learning, is motivating and fun and a great way to introduce performance for the shy or timid student.
      • Most of the piano parts are intentionally simple, so that a piano student may provide the accompaniment for either the solo or the duet.

      Compiled 2018

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      ISMN 9790902253741

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      Kaleidoscope - Jazz Strings

      By Joanne Burrows

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      Solos, duets and trios - Violin, Viola and Cello
      jazz-style in a variety of levels. For Theory, Musicianship, Music Craft

      The Kaleidoscope series is aimed to provide teachers with a resource that has multiple options regarding the combination of keys, instrumental parts, repertoire, solo works and ensemble pieces including duets, trios and quartets providing flexi-score arrangements.

      In the easy and medium difficulty volumes pieces are presented in several keys.

        • Sometimes the arrangement of the duets is slightly modified to suit the range of the instrument or the difficulty level, thus the parts I and II are not identical across each key.
        • There is a simple piano accompaniment for most of the duets and may be performed by a student or the teacher.
        • Playing with other students encourages peer learning, is motivating and fun and a great way to introduce performance for the shy or timid student.
        • Most of the piano parts are intentionally simple, so that a piano student may provide the accompaniment for either the solo or the duet.
        • Parts are included where relevant.

        Compiled 2018

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            ISMN 9790902253666

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            Kaleidoscope - Woodwinds for beginners

            By Joanne Burrows, Ann Carr-Boyd, Brennan Keats

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            Solos, duets and trios - for beginner students.

            The Kaleidoscope series is aimed to provide teachers with a resource that has multiple options regarding the combination of keys, instrumental parts, repertoire, solo works and ensemble pieces including duets, trios and quartets providing flexi-score arrangements. For Theory, Musicianship, Music Craft

            • A range of genre’s and different composers are included across a number of different books.
            • Part one of the duets can be played as a solo piece.
            • The pieces are designed to build sight-reading and performance skills for instrumental students.
            • Playing with other students encourages peer learning, is motivating and fun and a great way to introduce performance for the shy or timid student.
            • Most of the piano parts are intentionally simple, so that a piano student may provide the accompaniment for either the solo or the duet.

            In the easy and medium difficulty volumes pieces are presented in several keys.

              • Sometimes the arrangement of the duets is slightly modified to suit the range of the instrument or the difficulty level, thus the parts I and II are not identical across each key.
              • There is a simple piano accompaniment for most of the duets and may be performed by a student or the teacher.
              • Parts are included where required.

                  Compiled 2018

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                  ISMN 9790902253659

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                  Kaleidoscope - Woodwinds for intermediate students

                  By Joanne Burrows, Brennan Keats, Phillip Wilcher

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                  Solos, duets and trios - for beginner students.

                  The Kaleidoscope series is aimed to provide teachers with a resource that has multiple options regarding the combination of keys, instrumental parts, repertoire, solo works and ensemble pieces including duets, trios and quartets providing flexi-score arrangements. For Theory, Musicianship, Music Craft

                  • A range of genre’s and different composers are included across a number of different books.
                  • Part one of the duets can be played as a solo piece.
                  • The pieces are designed to build sight-reading and performance skills for instrumental students.
                  • Playing with other students encourages peer learning, is motivating and fun and a great way to introduce performance for the shy or timid student.
                  • Most of the piano parts are intentionally simple, so that a piano student may provide the accompaniment for either the solo or the duet.

                  In the easy and medium difficulty volumes pieces are presented in several keys.

                  • Sometimes the arrangement of the duets is slightly modified to suit the range of the instrument or the difficulty level, thus the parts I and II are not identical across each key.
                  • There is a simple piano accompaniment for most of the duets and may be performed by a student or the teacher.

                  • Parts are included where required.

                    Compiled 2018

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                    ISMN 9790902253727

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                    Making My Own Music

                    By Joanne Burrows

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                    61 exercises in this collection for easy keyboard improvisation.

                    A resource book for practicing chords, fillers and improvisation using chord charts.  It is a wonderful thing to be able to sit at the piano and make music. Improvising is like writing a letter or short story. Everyone can improvise, so encourage students not to be afraid to try and focus on enjoying the process rather than the product. Improvising is not about finding the next Bach, Mozart or Oscar Peterson, it is about freedom to make music. Remind students that simple is great and their ideas have merit. 

                    Making My Own Music provides a simple step-by-step process with suggested activities for the teacher and student to use to develop improvisation skills. The material can be used in the sequence given, or as the teacher and student choose. The exercises and repertoire in the book have been used very successfully with students of all ages from the very young to adult. For younger students with small hands make adaptations to the given ideas, for example: use two note chords instead of three.

                    The preface outlines the many ways the examples may be used and re-used as new skills are acquired. The unexpected of adding improvisation to each lesson and weekly practice at home significantly increases student motivation to play each day. Once students are at the piano, improvising and creating, it seems the scales, studies and pieces are practiced as well.  
                    Compiled 2014

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                    ISMN 9790720146638

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