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I Used to Play Horn
An Innovative Method for Adults Returning to Play Sheet Music Book
By Ed Bagley

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An Innovative Method for Adults Returning to Play. Composed by Ed Bagley, F. Meacham, George Poulton, Lyra Davidica, Patrick Gilmore, Spiritual, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880), Georges Bizet (1838-1875), John Philip Sousa (1854-1932), Bob Dylan, Traditional, Samuel Ward, Scottish Folk Song, English Folk Song, and Irish Folk Song. Arranged by Larry Clark. SWS + Affix CD on Cover 3. Back To School. Method book. With Standard notation. 48 pages. Carl Fischer Music #WF140. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.WF140).

Item Number: CF.WF140

ISBN 9780825889998. 9 x 12 inches.

If you have ever played the horn before, you remember how much fun it can be to make music.Isn’t it about time that you dust off that old instrument and revisit those good times by relearningto play again? That’s what I Used to Play is all about.First and foremost, this book is meant to get you re-acquainted with your instrument by providingyou with the type of music you want to play. This book contains a wide variety of songs in varyingstyles, giving you countless hours of enjoyment.The enclosed CD contains audio MP3 flies of rhythm-section accompaniments (with out themelody) for each song. You’ll get more satisfaction studying, practicing and performing byplaying along with a band. Use the printable PDF files of the piano accompaniments on the CD toplay this music with a pianist friend, giving you more performance opportunities. As a bonus, theCD contains complete performances of most of the songs to give you a goal of a performancestandard.We know it’s been a while since you’ve played, and we’ll help you every step of the way. We’veincluded useful reviews of the basics of music theory, plus a wealth of exercises to get you backin shape. So, what are you waiting for? Get your instrument back out of the case and get backto doing one of the things that you loved to do – playing music! And please, do it for the fun of itwith I Used to Play!.
If you ever played the horn before, you know what a joy it is to participate actively in makingmusic. That is exactly what this book is about. I have designed the book to include a wide varietyof songs in many different styles, with the main idea being to have fun making music. Additionally,I Used To Play Horn contains many exercises for the adult musician to re-learn skills that mayhave been learned many years ago. It begins with a review of important aspects of music theoryand notation, followed by warm-ups, scales and exercises that re-introduce you to playing theinstrument and that help you build your “chops” back up. The techniques covered are basic toplaying the music included in this volume. The pieces in the book cover a broad range of stylesand are generally familiar to most people who have been involved in listening to music throughthe years. I also hope that the songs in this book will rekindle some fond old memories of playingyour instrument and reignite your desire to play music again, just for the fun of it.Practice the long tones and daily warm-ups on pp. 7–9 a little bit every day to build the staminanecessary to perform the music. Work on one of the scales and some of the technical exercises onpp. 14–17 a little each day as well. Then turn to one of the pieces you would like to play and tryreading it. Take it slowly at first; don’t get frustrated if it doesn’t come easily. It will take time torelearn and to retrain the muscles to do what you once did. You should also listen to the pieceson the CD and play along with the track that is played by a horn and piano and, in some cases,other accompaniment instruments. This will provide you with a model for getting your tone back.When you become sure of yourself, you can try playing with the accompaniment track withoutthe melody.I Used To Play Horn is not a beginner’s book. If you are new to playing an instrument, I suggestthat you obtain a beginner’s book and a teacher. After you have mastered the basics, you can thencome back to the material in this book.Remember to take it slow, have fun and enjoy making music!

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