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How To Play Killer Blues And Rockin' Sax Solos With 7 Notes Or Less
How To Play Killer Blues And Rockin' Sax Solos With 7 Notes Or Less
Price: £6.41

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant. A real gem!, 24 April 2014
Johnny is the sort of bloke you'd really like to get to know. He loves his music. He loves the sax. His style is pure old fashioned Rock and Roll and he's a great performer. This all comes over in this gem of a publication which is worth a few £s of anyone's money. The content is not overwhelming but rather he presents just what you need to sound great on either a Bb or Eb saxophone. Probably not much use for chamber music but if you want to play killer sax blues, R&R or swing then this is for you. I have been learning sax for a few years now and know all the scales and arpeggios that are presented here, but this book has helped me to put it all into practice and I am very grateful to Johnny for the time and effort he puts into his lessons. The cost of the book is less than what I pay for 30mins of tuition in the UK.
I bought the book from his website and not sure how the Kindle version works (probably the same) but all the lessons and examples are backed up by video lessons and audio tracks.
Can't recommend it highly enough. Fantastic value for money. Nice one!


Cyan Blue (Lee Turner Book 1)
Cyan Blue (Lee Turner Book 1)
Price: £0.77

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All action, 22 Mar 2014
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It took me about a year to read this book having bought it but put it to the bottom of my reading list which consists of loads of worthy tomes. Eventually reached the top and I read it in a couple of days flat. Just couldn't put it down. Set in the near and scarily-believable future post banking with the rise of the new oligarch in the energy company with who Lee Turner does battle in a variety of roles. A very good read if you are looking for a page-turner.


Present Tense (Lee Turner Book 2)
Present Tense (Lee Turner Book 2)
Price: £0.77

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Page-turner, 22 Mar 2014
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Action-packed sequel to Cyan Blue. Nothing deep or philosophical but a scarily possible futuristic scenario. Never a dull moment. Loved it!


Acupuncture: Cure of Many Diseases, 2e
Acupuncture: Cure of Many Diseases, 2e
by Felix Mann MB BChir LMCC
Edition: Paperback
Price: £21.67

2.0 out of 5 stars Interesting that is this still in print, 13 Mar 2011
I read the first edition of this book over 30 years ago and found it an interesting albeit simplistic approach to Chinese Medicine which, at that time, was relatively unknown in the UK. Some time later, the author, having until that time been a very prominent figure in the movement to introduce acupuncture in this country, abandoned any belief in the core tenets of the subject claiming to have realised that such things as the meridians, acupuncture points, qi etc (I paraphrase) were simply fantasy.


The Universe and Beyond (Universe & Beyond (Quality))
The Universe and Beyond (Universe & Beyond (Quality))
by Terence Dickinson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.72

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb book, 12 Mar 2011
This is simply a marvelous book. The text and diagrams are very clear and the multitude of photographs, many of them from the Hubble telescope simply stunning. Complicated ideas are explained with great clarity. Anyone, scientist or non-scientist will find this and interesting and exciting book, not only for the insights into the known universe but also some of the exciting ideas about possibilities beyond. Printed on high quality paper, it represents excellent value for money and I have just bought a second copy to give as a present.


Lost Teachings of Jesus: Missing Texts - Karma and Reincarnation (The Lost Teachings of Jesus Book 1)
Lost Teachings of Jesus: Missing Texts - Karma and Reincarnation (The Lost Teachings of Jesus Book 1)
Price: £3.20

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected, 15 Dec 2010
I bought this book expecting revelations from missing or recently discovered texts about Jesus. In fact the book is largely drawn from lectures delivered by the late Mark L Prophet who founded the religious group which was later to become the church universal triumphant. The teachings of this church are largely based on channelled information from ascended masters.I found the opening chapters unhelpful and abandoned the book after doing some background reading about the author and the C.U.T. This is an eclectic mix of many traditions and seems to be heavily influenced by Rosicrucian and Theosophic teaching
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Improve your sight-reading! Clarinet Grade 1-3
Improve your sight-reading! Clarinet Grade 1-3
by Paul Harris
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars effective learning, 9 Nov 2010
This is a very well written book especially for people who are aiming for grades but useful for anyone wishing to improve their sight reading. It covers the keys necessary for grades 1 - 3 and consists of 10 sections. Each section contains rhythmic exercises, melodic exercises, a prepared piece with questions and an unprepared piece with tips about how to tackle a previously unseen piece of music. If you have a teacher then there is the facility for marking each section with a running total which lets you chart progress. Well laid out with clear typeface and graded difficulty. Difficult to see how anyone would fail to make progress with this book


Personal Accountz (PC/Mac/Linux)
Personal Accountz (PC/Mac/Linux)

30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars rock solid, 12 Dec 2008
It's amazing how varied are the experiences that have been reported for this product. I have used the pc version for about 3 years and it really is one of my favourite pieces of software. Really really fast data entry with real time updated balances.
It is indeed a bit different from other accounting packages - my previous experience of Quicken made me think that Accountz was a bit simple and basic when first I tried it but once you get the idea of everything being an account into which or from which money is paid, it all falls into place. For instance if you pay for petrol with a debit card the money will come from your current account in one column and into your motoring account in another column. Accounts can be set up very quickly (seconds) and just need to be identified either as a real account eg your current account or as a nominal payment eg motoring account or nominal income eg salary account. Thus your monthly pay cheque goes from the salary account and into your current account, for instance.

Data entry so very fast once you get the hang of single keystrokes - it's really a delight to use. But, like so many things you have to persevere up that learning curve - it doesn't take long, to appreciate this programme and I think it is a shame that some people bail out too early and then rubbish what is a great piece of software.
Do not make the mistake of thinking that because this looks like a spreadsheet then that's all it is. Someone a lot cleverer than I may be able to make a spreadsheet do some of the things that Accountz is capable of but believe me, this would be way beyond the average user's ability.

Would I go back to Quicken? No way!! I don't miss the fancy bells and whistles one bit. This programme does everything that I need and much better and reliably. I have never had one instance of corrupted or lost data. Reports are instantaneous and very flexible. Forcasts there for the asking. Graphs - well no - you need to take one minute to export to Excel if that's important.

One of the most helpful bits about the programme is the facility for forecasting your balance say, one month ahead. This alone has saved me the cost of the programme by avoiding bank charges.


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