Conjoined triplets on a blind date. A lesson in human reproduction by a manic-prudish teacher. A heart-stopping game of cards. An instrument that tunes in to the music of our bodies' organs. Collected Plays brings together, in a much-anticipated series, the dramatic works of Onassis prize-winning playwright and author Manjula Padmanabhan. Laughter and Blood, the second volume, presents within its covers Padmanabhan's short performance pieces. From The Sextet and Ladies' Night to Hidden Fires and Blind Date, these wildly inventive, subversive and often chilling plays introduce readers to the intrigues of inverted power structures, tantalizingly suggestive interactions and powerful voices from the fringe. With new introductions to the works that affirm the relevance of the themes of the plays, this collection showcases the playwright's mastery of her art and reconfirms her standing among the leading dramatists of our time.
A short fantasy tale in verse for young children, with a few tunes about the story performed by T. Moody. Andy and his dog Shadow like to go wandering. Usually, they find someone who needs help and Andy is always willing to do what he can. Sometimes that works out and sometimes it does not. In this tale, they find themselves in a beautiful orchard owned by a very large giant. When Andy agrees to watch the orchard while the giant goes to visit his sister, he has no idea how much trouble this would be. But as in all the tales, there is a common sense lesson to be learned. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Beverly Enwall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007638/bk_acx0_007638_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this remarkable program, The Power of Chi: Applying Far Eastern Insights for Effortless Living, Robert Pino reveals those secrets, explains them, and fine-tunes them for use in the world we live in today. Robert has devoted years to studying the wisdom traditions of the Far East, including many forms of martial arts and the philosophical teachings of Buddhism and Taoism. At the same time, he's built a successful career as an author, corporate consultant, and management coach. Drawing on his unique background in the spiritual underpinnings of success and personal fulfillment, Robert identifies specific principles for connecting with chi and the dramatic transformation it can bring. What's more, he links these principles with specific strategies and tactics for applying them every day. The Wisdom of Chi isn't a history lesson or a philosophy seminar. It's a clear-cut program for getting everything you want and deserve, with the basic energy of the universe as your personal power source! Over the course of these 12 highly informative sessions, you'll learn: What chi really is - and why it has always been understood by great thinkers and achievers. How to recognize your unique mission in life - and how chi can let you turn your mission into a reality. The role of chi in bringing body, mind, and spirit into perfect alignment. What time really is and isn't - and how chi makes time work for you rather than against you. The differences between chance and personal destiny - and the power of chi to bridge that gap. How the energy of chi can carry you beyond self-created boundaries that limit so many people. How to share the energy of chi with other. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Pino. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ntgl/000267/bk_ntgl_000267_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you love old standards like Autumn Leaves and Moonglow, but always thought only advanced guitarists could play jazz, you'll love Fred's easy-to-play jazz chord solos. In this lesson, you'll learn six timeless tunes from start to finish: how to play backup while you sing them, and how to play a beautiful chord melody solo/instrumental for each song. The tunes are arranged for beginners, with very few difficult chords. Fred plays and sings each song, then goes over the tricky spots in each tune
The MARK NEVIN PIANO COURSE serves as a basic introduction to piano study. It covers the fundamentals of note reading while it provides attractive and appealing melodies for the child beginner. The MARK NEVIN PIANO COURSE makes it possible for the pupil to play tunes from the very first lesson as well as provide logical, step-by-step progress throughout the book. Each lesson is not only instructive but a pleasant and happy adventure.
Tony Rice is known world-wide for his spectacular technique, brilliant improvisation and powerful soloing. In this lesson, he personally passes on to you the style he has developed during his two decades as the top bluegrass flatpicker of his generation. In careful detail, Tony analyzes licks, runs, solos and rhythm parts to hot bluegrass songs and fiddle tunes that will challenge and delight all flatpickers. Before long you'll be picking solos to the following essential bluegrass tunes: Red Haired Boy * Little Sadie * Your Love Is like a Flower * Blue Railroad Train * Home from the Forest * Wildwood Flower * Old Train * Wild Horse * and Jerusalem Ridge.
The first 16 pages of Music Recital Book 1 interweave new music into an all-new story about Beethoven Bear, Mozart Mouse and the Magical Music Book. Students will enjoy the imaginative story while applying what they have learned from Music Lesson Book 1. This section of the book is a ready-made recital when a narrator reads the story and students perform the pieces in the appropriate places! The second section of the book includes challenge pieces based on folk tunes that require students to listen carefully and enter correctly as the teacher or a parent plays the duet.
Learn how to play in sixteen styles! With the support of audio backup tracks on iTunes, Julie Lyonn Lieberman will guide you through exercises and tunes designed to help you capture the style for playing Latin, Flamenco, Gypsy, Tango, Klezmer, Cajun, Blues, Rock, Swing, Bebop, Country, Irish, Old-Time, Bluegrass, Franco-American, and Scandinavian. Each style chapter provides you with the appropriate left- and right-hand ornaments, warm-ups, an overview of the style (including its background), as well as a quote from a key player of that genre. The front section of the book covers numerous topics, as does the resource section at the back. This book can keep you busy, informed, and entertained for a long time. Each style chapter provides step-by-step practice techniques, a unit on its history, and a tune in the style. The book gradually steps up in level of difficulty and is self-explanatory. In digital form, it can sit on your desktop or digital reader with the audio available to play from your computer or iPod. You can even burn the audio to CD. A comprehensive learning tool, The Contemporary Violinist includes a glossary of chords in all twelve keys, step-by-step details regarding how to capture stylistic elements, cool tips on technique, instrument maintenance, jam sessions, practice tracks, a glossary of double-stops, 13 paradiddles, a ground-breaking new section on rhythmic and pitch permutations, and a full section on pedagogy for improvisation in all styles. There's even a fun section called 'Fiddle Horror Stories' supplied by fiddlers from around the world, a Playing Healthy section, and quotes from a myriad of key players in the field. Quotes from amazing fiddlers! The Contemporary Violinist also includes inspiring advice from Jean-Luc Ponty, Buddy Spicher, Mary Ann Harbar, Matt Glaser, James Kelly, Martin Hayes, Bruce Molsky, Jay Ungar, Mark Wood, Betsy Hill, Joe Kennedy, Jr., John Hartford, Randy Sabien, Claude Williams, Richard Greene, Stacy Phillips, Darol Anger, Michael Doucet, Leif Alpsjö, Yale Strom, Alicia Svigals, Willie Royal, Donna Hebert, Natalie MacMaster, and Papa John Creach! Features a preface by Turtle Island String Quartet. String teachers: You can use this book as a series of sixteen lesson plans and/or utilize the front material as practice warm-ups with your students.