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Learn to:Build your skills playing scalesPlay arpeggios with confidenceMaster chord forms and progressionsPractise makes perfect with this hands-on resource for mandolin players of all skill levelsFor mandolin players, practise makes perfect! Use this hands-on resource to get the most out of your practise sessions. Get hundreds of exercises in various keys and positions, use drills to help practise time, build your technique like a pro, practise scales and full-length pieces, and much more. Take your mandolin playing to the next level today!Get ready -- pick up an overview of the fundamentals, use exercises to limber up, and much moreExplore arpeggios -- dive into the major and minor arpeggios with triad patterns, then move on to major 7th and minor 7th patternsAll about chords -- practise major and minor inversions, and get groovy with major 7th chord inversionsGet on the scales -- start up with the major scales, then move on to mastering the minor scales with practise exercisesTips and tricks -- get tips to help you practise better, including using a metronome, playing with recordings, and moreOpen the book and find:A full review of the basics and reading musicWarm-ups specific to mandolin playersMajor and minor scale patternsPractise exercises for chords and scalesTips and exercises for connecting scale patternsTricks for chord progressions, along with practise notesTen tunes to practise everything at once
The fun and easy way to learn to play the mandolinThe newest addition to the highly successful Dummies instrument-instruction line, Mandolin For Dummies gives you easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction on learning to play the mandolin. Following the time-tested Dummies format, Mandolin For Dummies provides a level of content and instruction greater than anything currently available.Mandolin For Dummies breaks down the fundamentals of this instrument and provides the resources you need to practice and improve your ability over time.Packed with individualized instruction on key mandolin-friendly musical styles, including Irish and Celtic, "old time" American music, blues, bluegrass, swing, and jazzFiles available via download provide audio tracks from the book and exercises so you can play along and build your skills -- almost 2 hours of music!Clear and useful photos and diagrams ensure you fret, strum, and pick with precisionIncludes a mandolin buying guide to help ensure you make the right purchasesTips on restringing mandolins and other DIY care and maintenance topicsIf you're an aspiring mandolin player, don't fret! Mandolin For Dummies has you covered.
Mandy Miller wants to join the Unicorns, but the Unicorns don't want Mandy Miller! She wears wild thrift-shop outfits, and the other members think she tries too hard to fit in. Jessica thinks she's funny and nice, and she likes her offbeat way of dressing. The Unicorns have asked Jessica to tell Mandy that she can't join, but Jessica just can't bring herself to break the bad news. How can Jessica be friends with the Unicorns and Mandy at the same time? Suddenly Mandy gets some frightening news that makes the Unicorns seem unimportant to both Mandy and Jessica -- and now Jessica is afraid of losing her newfound friend for good!
Even the king of the beasts can find himself unexpectedly tamed by the right woman . . . Weddings have the strangest effect on people. Exhibit 1: Sissy Mae waking up in Mitch Shaw's bed the morning after her brother Bobby Ray's nuptials. Exhibit 2: the gunmen trying to kill Mitch. Exhibit 3: Sissy Mae escorting a bleeding yet sexy lion shifter to her Tennessee Pack's turf for safe keeping. It doesn't help that Mitch's appraising gaze makes her feel like the most desirable creature on earth . . . Mitch is an undercover cop about to testify against some dangerous ex-associates. Even more worrisome, he's harboring hot, X-rated fantasies about one fast-talking little canine-and he has to deal with every male in Sissy Mae's Pack sniffing around her in a way that makes his hackles rise. Mitch has his pride, and he intends to show Sissy Mae that when a lion sets out to make you his mate, the only thing to do is purr, roll over, and enjoy one hell of a ride . . . 'laurenston's latest couple is unabashedly sexual, which makes their emotional battle of wills all the more enjoyable. ' - Romantic Times
Mace Llewellyn. Brendon Shaw. Two tall, gorgeous, sexy alpha heroes who are 100% male--with a little something extra. Lion-shifters, to be exact, who can unleash every woman's animal side and still look good--make that spectacular--in a suit...and even better out of it...NYPD cop Desiree "Dez" MacDermot knows she's changed a lot since she palled around with her childhood buddy, Mace. But it's fair to say that Mace has changed even more. It isn't just those too-sexy gold eyes, or the six-four, built-like-a-Navy Seal body. It's something in the way he sniffs her neck and purrs, making her entire body tingle... Meanwhile, for Tennessean Ronnie Lee Reed, New York City is the place where any girl--even one who runs with a Pack--can redefine herself. First order of business: find a mate, settle down, and stop using men for sex. Even big, gorgeous, lion shifter men like Brendon Shaw. But she needn't worry, because now that Brendon's set his sights on her, the predator in him is ready to pounce and never let go...
Mace Llewellyn. Brendon Shaw. Two tall, gorgeous, sexy alpha heroes who are 100% male--with a little something extra. Lion-shifters, to be exact, who can unleash every woman's animal side and still look good--make that spectacular--in a suit...and even better out of it...NYPD cop Desiree 'Dez' MacDermot knows she's changed a lot since she palled around with her childhood buddy, Mace. But it's fair to say that Mace has changed even more. It isn't just those too-sexy gold eyes, or the six-four, built-like-a-Navy-Seal body. It's something in the way he sniffs her neck and purrs, making her entire body tingle... Meanwhile, for Tennessean Ronnie Lee Reed, New York City is the place where any girl--even one who runs with a Pack--can redefine herself. First order of business: find a mate, settle down, and stop using men for sex. Even big, gorgeous, lion shifter men like Brendon Shaw. But she needn't worry, because now that Brendon's set his sights on her, the predator in him is ready to pounce and never let go...
"Laurenston has a gift with words and humor." --USA Today.comJust Roar And Bear ItGrowing up on the tough Philly streets, Gwen O'Neill knows how to fend for herself. But what is she supposed to do with a nice, suburban Jersey boy who has a tendency to turn into a massive Grizzly? Despite his menacing growl and four-inch claws, Gwen finds Lachlan "Lock" MacRyrie cute and really sweet. He actually watches out for her, and unlike the rest of her out-of-control family, manages not to morbidly embarrass her. Too bad cats don't believe in forever.At nearly seven feet tall, Lock is used to people responding to him in two ways: screaming or running away. Gwen--half lioness, half tigress, all kick-ass--does neither. She's sexy beyond belief and smart as hell, but she's so busy protecting her family and friends that she's forgetting about her own safety. Lock probably shouldn't get involved, but he can't simply walk away. Not when Gwen means absolutely everything to him.Praise for Shelly Laurenston's novels"Bear Meets Girl is hilarious, sexy fun."--Heroes and Heartbreakers"Fast-paced action and smoking hot love scenes." --RT Book Reviews TOP PICK on Wolf with Benefits
New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison pairs with Queen of Urban Erotica Noire to deliver two tantalizing novellas about sex, revenge--and getting what you deserve. . . Character of a Man Mary B. Morrison Seven Stephens seems to have it all--money, mansion and a man--but is taken by surprise when her fiancé tells her the wedding is off if she cant lose twenty-five pounds in six weeks. In no time, shes out the door and headed for Punany Paradise for a sensual workout thats both sweet revenge and sweet surrender. . . . Sugar-Honey-Ice Tee Noire Blow, Nap, and Tomere are three grimy playahs from the hood. Nicknamed Dirty, Dastardly, and Depraved, these three NFL stars have no problem living up to their names on and off the field. But when they scheme to take out their biggest competition, a promising quarterback, they finally meet their match. Not in a vengeful ball player, but in three wicked and sexy sistahs. And it wont take Sugar, Honey, or Ice Tee long to wreck everything in their path. Because vicious hotties always take whatever they want and ruin whatever they please. . .
"Two of the best urban erotica authors out there today." --Urban ReviewsNew York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison pairs with Queen of Urban Erotica Noire to deliver two tantalizing novellas about sex, revenge--and getting what you deserve. . .Character of a Man Mary B. MorrisonSeven Stephens seems to have it all--money, mansion, and a man--but is taken by surprise when her fiancé tells her the wedding is off if she can't lose twenty-five pounds in six weeks. In no time, she's out the door and headed for Punany Paradise for a sensual workout that's both sweet revenge and sweet surrender. . .Sugar-Honey-Ice TeeNoireBlow, Nap, and Tomere are three grimy playahs from the hood. Nicknamed Dirty, Dastardly, and Depraved, these three NFL stars have no problem living up to their names on and off the field. But when they scheme to take out their biggest competition, a promising quarterback, they finally meet their match. Not in a vengeful ball player, but in three wicked and sexy sistahs. And it won't take Sugar, Honey, or Ice Tee long to wreck everything in their path. Because vicious hotties always take whatever they want and ruin whatever they please. . .
Maneuver warfare, often controversial and requiring operational and tactical innovation, poses perhaps the most important doctrinal questions currently facing the conventional military forces of the U. S. Its purpose is to defeat the enemy by disrupting the opponent's ability to react, rather than by physical destruction of forces. This book develops and explains the theory of maneuver warfare and offers specific tactical, operational, and organizational recommendations for improving ground combat forces. The authors translate concepts-too often vaguely stated by manuever warfare advocates-into concrete doctrine. Although the book uses the Marine Corps as a model, the concepts, tactics, and doctrine discussed apply to any ground combat force.
* Reviews of more than 900 manga series* Ratings from 0 to 4 stars * Guidelines for age-appropriateness* Number of series volumes* Background info on series and artistsTHE ONE-STOP RESOURCE FOR CHOOSING BETWEEN THE BEST AND THE REST! Whether you're new to the world of manga-style graphic novels or a longtime reader on the lookout for the next hot series, here's a comprehensive guide to the wide, wonderful world of Japanese comics! * Incisive, full-length reviews of stories and artwork* Titles rated from zero to four stars-skip the clunkers, but don't miss the hidden gems* Guidelines for age-appropriateness-from strictly mature to kid-friendly* Profiles of the biggest names in manga, including CLAMP, Osamu Tezuka, Rumiko Takahashi, and many others * The facts on the many kinds of manga-know your shôjo from your shônen* An overview of the manga industry and its history* A detailed bibliography and a glossary of manga termsLOOK NO FURTHER, YOU'VE FOUND YOUR IDEAL MANGA COMPANION!
Dana is excited about her school trip to Japan despite the fact that she is surrounded by the Melly Mob, "in-crowd" kids who make fun of her. Dana is certain she will be less of an outsider in Japan, home of manga and anime. But she soon discovers that it's just as difficult to fit in with a foreign culture as it is to fit in at school. And the only other manga fan that she meets refuses to talk to her. As Dana learns to meet people halfway and gains some friends in Japan, Melissa, leader of the Melly Mob, makes every effort to remind her that she's still an outsider.
The first comprehensive scientific reference in 30 years on the fruit that has been cultivated in India for at least four thousand years, is the most important fruit crop of Asia and one of the most important worldwide, and the production of which has multiplied over the past decade to serve the increasing popularity in Europe in North America. Specialists from many of the new regions in which mango are now being cultivated discuss such aspects as taxonomy and systematics, classical breeding and genetics, reproductive physiology, stress physiology, mineral nutrition, diseases, insect pests, biotechnology, postharvest physiology, processing, and important cultivars and their descriptors. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
Two women, two cultures, and the fight to find a new life in America, despite the secrets of the past... Banished by her wealthy Filipino family in Manila, Amparo Guerrero travels to Oakland, California, to forge a new life. Although her mother labels her life in exile a diminished one, Amparo believes her struggles are a small price to pay for freedom. Like Amparo, Beverly Obejas--an impoverished Filipina waitress--forsakes Manila and comes to Oakland as a mail-order bride in search of a better life. Yet even in the land of plenty, Beverly fails to find the happiness and prosperity she envisioned. As Amparo works to build the immigrant's dream, she becomes entangled in the chaos of Beverly's immigrant nightmare. Their unexpected collision forces them both to make terrible choices and confront a life-changing secret, but through it all they hold fast to family, in all its enduring and surprising transformations. .
From the acclaimed author of A Breath of Fresh Air, this beautiful novel takes us to modern India during the height of the summer's mango season. Heat, passion, and controversy explode as a woman is forced to decide between romance and tradition. Every young Indian leaving the homeland for the United States is given the following orders by their parents: Don't eat any cow (It's still sacred!), don't go out too much, save (and save, and save) your money, and most important, do not marry a foreigner. Priya Rao left India when she was twenty to study in the U.S. and she's never been back. Now, seven years later, she's out of excuses. She has to return and give her family the news: She's engaged to Nick Collins, a kind, loving American man. It's going to break their hearts. Returning to India is an overwhelming experience for Priya. When she was growing up, summer was all about mangoes--ripe, sweet mangoes, bursting with juices that dripped down your chin, hands, and neck. But after years away, she sweats as if she's never been through an Indian summer before. Everything looks dirtier than she remembered. And things that used to seem natural (a buffalo strolling down a newly laid asphalt road, for example) now feel totally chaotic. But Priya's relatives remain the same. Her mother and father insist that it's time they arranged her marriage to a "nice Indian boy." Her extended family talks of nothing but marriage--particularly the marriage of her uncle Anand, which still has them reeling. Not only did Anand marry a woman from another Indian state, but he also married for love. Happiness and love are not the point of her grandparents' or her parents' union. In her family's rule book, duty is at the top of the list. Just as Priya begins to feel she can't possibly tell her family that she's engaged to an American, a secret is revealed that leaves her stunned and off-balance. Now she is forced to choose between the love of her family and Nick, the love of her life. As sharp and intoxicating as sugarcane juice bought fresh from a market cart, The Mango Season is a delightful trip into the heart and soul of both contemporary India and a woman on the edge of a profound life change.
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A photographer working in New York City is enamoured with a woman he meets at the apartment he is subletting, only to find that the woman, and the city around him, might not be what they first seemed.
Gina and her sister, Allie, have seen strange visions since childhood. Allie steals a book of demonic spells from a depraved conjurer known as Mojo DeCanne, and hides the book in Gina's apartment in the days before she vanished. As Manhattan braces for the worst snowstorm in decades, Mojo DeCanne comes looking for what is his.
When a girl with a cockscomb of pink hair, wearing a red balloon skirt and army boots, drops off a surprise "gift" during Bradley and Janie's wedding, a saga of chaotic hilarity is set in motion. Who is the baby cooing beneath the folds of tissue paper in the Bloomingdale's bag? Will the CEO of an internationally successful pet products corporation take him in? What about Maxine, from the famous advice column "Dear Maxine," who is a dating disaster? Perhaps there had been a mistake at the sperm bank where the receptionist plays her own version of Sex in the City. Maybe the father of the "groom" at a Yorkshire terrier wedding will provide a haven for this bundle in a bag. Or will the hard-hearted social worker take the baby away from them all?
Manhattan millionaire Payne Sterling is used to being in the public eye, but his notoriety goes too far when he sees his picture on a succession of new romance novels! Payne has never posed for any portrait, so he's determined to track down the artist who's embarrassed him. . . . Beautiful, talented Rainey Bennet had seen Payne's photo in her brother's holiday snaps and, having no idea he was a famous entrepreneur, she thought he made perfect "hero" material! In the flesh, he's just as gorgeous-but now he's taking her to court! Until the powerful tycoon proposes a way for Rainey to pay him back!
Classic reprints from: Edith Wharton, Stephen Crane, O. Henry, Irwin Shaw, Jerome Weidman, Damon Runyon, Evan Hunter, Jerrold Mundis, Edgar Allan Poe, Horace Gregory, Geoffrey Bartholomew, Cornell Woolrich, Barry N. Malzberg, Clark Howard, Jerome Charyn, Donald E. Westlake, Joyce Carol Oates, Lawrence Block, Susan Isaacs, and others.Lawrence Block has won most of the major mystery awards and has been called the quintessential New York writer. His series characters--Matthew Scudder, Bernie Rhodenbarr, Evan Tanner, Chip Harrison, and Keller--all live in Manhattan; like their creator, they would not really be happy anywhere else.
Considered by many to be John Dos Passos's greatest work, Manhattan Transfer is an "expressionistic picture of New York" (New York Times) in the 1920s that reveals the lives of wealthy power brokers and struggling immigrants alike. From Fourteenth Street to the Bowery, Delmonico's to the underbelly of the city waterfront, Dos Passos chronicles the lives of characters struggling to become a part of modernity before they are destroyed by it.More than seventy-five years after its first publication, Manhattan Transfer still stands as "a novel of the very first importance" (Sinclair Lewis). It is a masterpeice of modern fiction and a lasting tribute to the dual-edged nature of the American dream.
MANHATTAN IS MURDER AT CHRISTMASTIME Promoting her latest book brings bestselling mystery writer Jessica Fletcher to New York for Christmas. Her schedule includes book signings, Larry King Live, restaurants, department stores . . . and murder? It all begins with a sidewalk Santa staring at Jessica with fear and recognition. Behind the beard is Waldo Morse, former drug smuggler and the most notorious citizen of Cabot Cove, Maine. Jessica hasn't a clue as to how he ended up as a street corner Saint Nick, but she agrees to meet him at two o'clock the next day. Jessica shows up with her camera, but in no time at all Santa is dead--a totally unexpected murder in progress. While the police are strangely slow on their feet, and the dead man's wife uncommonly fast on the run, Jessica, in her no-nonsense way, decides to do what she does best: strategically snoop around and graciously outwit the pros on both sides of the law . . . doing whatever it takes to stop a murderer from striking again . . . .
A woman with a talent for numbers, Alexandra Scott wanted to escape the rat race and go someplace where the men outnumber the women. Trading in her Wall Street job and fancy condo for a rundown cabin in the woods. She's now Alaskan Wilderness Woman. It isn't long before she finds exactly what she's looking for: one sexy pilot named Michael Casey. But this confirmed bachelor has no intentions of getting caught in any woman's crosshairs--especially a hunter as appealing as Alex. It'll take skill, determination, and a little romantic persuasion for this big-game hunter to bag her prey.
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