Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Welcome to the online edition of the Hal Leonard Student Piano Library Promotion. Click on the sections below to view the selections. Many selections feature a sample recording. Please note that while most Hal Leonard instrumental recordings are full versions, some are only available in excerpt form.
Lois Brownsey Lois Brownsey Lois Brownsey (Heckman) grew up in Philadelphia, where she attended Temple University, studied at the Guitar Workshop and was active in musical theatre. She has many popular choral works published with Shawnee Press with her writing partner of many years, Marti Lunn Lantz. Together they specialize in multi-cultural music and seasonal compositions. Lois has also written and sung jingles for clients such as AT&T, GMC Truck Dealers and Optical Data Corporation. Lois was active playing in clubs and concerts from 1973 until retiring from live performance in 1997. She has sung, played bass, written and performed in pop, rock and blues bands in the USA and abroad. She presently lives in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, where she is a Celebrant, and active in the political and arts community. Lois and her husband, recording engineer Kent Heckman, own and operate Red Rock recording Studios. Publications by Lois Brownsey
Transcribed Score Transcribed Score are vocal and instrumental arrangements of music from some of the greatest groups in music. These excellent publications feature transcribed parts for lead vocals, backup vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass, drums and all of the various instruments used in each specific recording session. All songs are arranged exactly the way the artists recorded them.
Music Pro Guides Music Pro Guides bring together the very best, experienced audio and video producers in the recording industry to teach you everything you need to know about audio and video engineering and production. These books feature in-depth text, detailed illustrations, and even audio and video examples that help you see, hear and easily understand everything taught.
Saxophone Play-Along The Saxophone Play-Along® Series will help you play your favorites songs quickly and easily. Just follow the music, listen to the audio tracks to hear how the saxophone should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. Each song includes parts for Bb and Eb saxophones. The audio includes various playback tools so you can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch, loop, and more!
Legendary Licks The Legendary Licks series presents the music of a band or artist in a comprehensive, play-along package. Each book contains note-for-note transcriptions and detailed performance notes on how to play dozens of classic licks, fills, riffs and solos - complete with recorded demonstrations. Slowed-down versions are also on the CD for the fast and tricky passages. And the recording is split-channel, so you can listen to all the instruments or play along with the band!
Mandolin Play-Along The Mandolin Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily. Just follow the written music, listen to the audio to hear how the mandolin should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. Standard notation and tablature are both included in the book. The audio features playback tools that let you adjust the recording to any tempo without changing the pitch!
Tab+: Tab. Tone. Technique. The Tab+ Series gives you our world-famous note-for-note accurate transcriptions in notes and tab PLUS a whole lot more. These books also include performance notes to help you master the song, notes on the essential gear to make the song sound its best, recording techniques, historical information, right- and left-hand techniques, and other playing tips – it's all here!
Tina English Tina English Tina English is an ASCAP composer with over 200 published choral anthems, musicals, hymns, children’s songs and works recorded by the Imperials, Larnelle Harris and other artists. She is also a recording artist, studio singer and educator, as well as a choral clinician. She has been the recipient of several ASCAP Special Awards. She received an Artist in Education appointment from the Texas Commission on the Arts in 1991. In addition, she is a Licensed Professional Counselor.
2020 Hal Leonard Choral Spectrum Welcome to 2020 Choral Spectrum -- High School edition. We invite you to enjoy exploring a wide selection of new resources for your music classroom, with new publications from Hal Leonard. Click to go to YouTube playlists that will show you the actual scores while playing the full recording of each title. For your convenience, you can also click on the DOWNLOAD ALL EXCERPTS link (below the Open Playlist icon). You can access the download tracks with any mp3 player.
Music Minus One The Music Minus One company was founded in 1950 and their sing-along and play-along records quickly became an industry standard. For the first time, even hobbyist players could solo with a professional orchestra thanks to the high-quality recordings that accompanied each book. Over the years the library has grown to hundreds of titles. The Music Minus One recordings feature world-class musicians and orchestras from the United States, Vienna, Bulgaria, and elsewhere in Europe. A variety of concerti, opera, lieder, and chamber music from composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Grieg, Mozart, Vivaldi, and others are available. In addition, the library also includes jazz combo works from such famed players as Stan Getz, Jimmy Raney, Bob Wilber, Buddy DeFranco, Glenn Zottola, Bob Dorough, Ira Nepus, Alan Kaplan, and more. The recordings allow the player to listen to the full recording featuring a soloist, but then pan the recording to remove the soloist so they could step in and play the lead. Jump to specific categories: Vocal Volumes Piano Volumes Solo Instrumental Volumes
Paul Langford Paul Langford A Chicago based singer, arranger, keyboardist, producer and conductor, Paul Langford has a career that spans over 25 years. His work includes arranging for and performing with groups such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Chicagoland Pops, the Grand Rapids, Pensacola, Anderson (IN) and LaCrosse Symphony Orchestras and for Walt Disney World.¶As a singer and pianist, Paul has performed or recorded with Grammy Award winners Celine Dion, David Foster, Kenny Rogers, Yolanda Adams, Abraham Laboriel and Heather Headley, has shared the stage with Michael Buble and Josh Groban, and has performed for President Bill Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama.¶His voice has been heard on radio and TV commericials for such companies as Ronald McDonald House, Oldsmobile, L.L. Bean, Old El Paso, Nintendo, Frigidaire, and Nickelodeon. He has also led and arranged for choirs, rhythm sections, big bands, orchestra and a cappella groups all across America and abroad and is a published choral arranger and composer.¶In the Chicago area, Paul can be heard singing and playing keyboards with the Tom VanKanegan and the Z Orchestras. Paul also owns and operates a state-of-the-art recording studio in Chicago's northern suburbs, where he produces recording artists and composes music for video and film.
Sammy Nestico Sammy Nestico Sammy Nestico is one of the world's most gifted and versatile composers and arrangers. Sammy was a member of the United States Air Force Band in Washington D.C. for 15 years, serving as staff arranger and leader of the famed Airmen of Note. Later, he enlisted with the United States Marine Band and served as chief arranger and director of the White House orchestra during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. From 1970 until 1984, Sammy was the composer/arranger for the Count Basie Orchestra, directing the recording of ten albums of original music and garnering four Grammy awards. During this same period, he served as composer/arranger for Capital Records and created music for movies and television. Sammy has arranged and/or conducted albums for a wide range of recording artists, including Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Bing Crosby, Toni Tennille, Nancy Wilson, Barbra Streisand and many others. His arrangements have been performed and recorded by the leading symphonies, but he is most proud of his nearly 600 titles published in the educational field and played in the schools of America. Publications by Sammy Nestico
Easy Jazz Play Along Improvising is easier than ever with this new series for beginning jazz musicians. The Hal Leonard Easy Jazz Play-Along Series includes songs with accessible chord changes and features recordings with novice-friendly tempos. Just follow the streamlined lead sheets in the book and play along with the professionally recorded backing tracks on the CD. The audio CD is playable on any CD player but it is also enhanced with software so you can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch if you use the CD in your Mac or PC! Watch a video about the Hal Leonard Easy Jazz Play-Along Series and the Amazing Slowdowner software
Classical Play-Along The Hal Leonard Classical Play-Along series will help you play great classical pieces. Listen to the full performance tracks to hear how the piece sounds with an orchestra, and then play along using the accompaniment tracks. The audio CD is playable on any CD player. For PC and Mac computer users, the CD is enhanced so you can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch. Want to learn more about the tempo adjustment software included on each CD? View a video demo on this Amazing Slow Downer technology. Click here for an audio sample
Accordion Play-Along The Accordion Play-Along series features custom accordion arrangements with CD tracks recorded by a live band (accordion, bass and drums). There are two audio tracks for each song – a full performance for listening, plus a separate backing track which lets you be the soloist! The CD is playable on any CD player, and is also enhanced so Mac and PC users can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing the pitch! Want to learn more about the tempo adjustment software included on each CD? View a video demo on this Amazing Slow Downer technology.
Don Hart Don Hart Don Hart is an arranger, orchestrator, producer and composer living in Nashville, Tennessee. His work has been published by a number of nationally known choral print music companies. Don has recently written the Arts & Entertainment Movie Theme and several show themes for the History Channel. He has done recording work for artists such as Glad, Steven Curtis Chapman, Phillips, Craig & Dean as well as for CNN. Don has also contributed to many live productions, ranging in style from The Easter Seals Telethon to Nashville Symphony concerts to the 1996 "Emmanuel" tour. He is both a Clio and Dove award recipient.
Jerry Nowak Jerry Nowak Jerry Nowak is professor of music at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, Pennsylvania. He directs the college's Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble and Swing Singers. Jerry has over 800 published arrangements and compositions for instrumental and vocal ensembles. He is a founding member (1968) of the Philadelphia Saxophone Quartet, where he plays baritone saxophone. He worked for years as a woodwind doubler and session singer in the greater Philadelphia/New York area. He has conducted professional recording sessions in New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and London. His conducting text, Conducting the Music, Not the Musicians was published in 2002. Publications by Jerry Nowak
2018 Worship Songs - New Music for Spring, Lent and Easter Welcome to Worship Songs – Spring & Easter 2018 edition. We invite you to enjoy exploring a wide selection of new resources for your music ministry, with new publications from Hal Leonard, Shawnee Press, Fred Bock Music Company, Hinshaw, and many others. Click to go to YouTube playlists that will show you the actual scores while playing the full recording of each title. We wish you all the best as you select music for your ensembles. We invite you to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions and comments.
2018 Hal Leonard High School Choral Spectrum Welcome to 2018 Choral Spectrum – High School edition. We invite you to enjoy exploring a wide selection of new resources for your music ministry, with new publications from Hal Leonard, Shawnee Press, Fred Bock Music Company, Hinshaw, and many others. Click to go to YouTube playlists that will show you the actual scores while playing the full recording of each title. For your convenience, you can also click on the DOWNLOAD ALL EXCERPTS link (below the Open Playlist icon). You can access the download tracks with any mp3 player, such as an iPod.
2018 Worship Songs - New Music for Fall and Christmas Welcome to Worship Songs – Fall & Winter 2018 edition. We invite you to enjoy exploring a wide selection of new resources for your music ministry, with new publications from Hal Leonard, Shawnee Press, Fred Bock Music Company, Hinshaw, and many others. Click to go to YouTube playlists that will show you the actual scores while playing the full recording of each title. We wish you all the best as you select music for your ensembles. We invite you to contact us by email at email@example.com with your questions and comments.