Poetry and Music

If you are a guitar-player frustrated by lack of progress, a beginner or student, or have even given up, this short (82-page) manual is for you.

Based on the simple premise that if a chord is, say, Gm7b9 you will want to know where notes G, 7 and b9 are as well as what constitutes a minor chord, the author’s noteboard approach comprehensively covers both theory and practical, self-reliance driven, guidelines – formatted for both LEFT-HANDERS and RIGHT-HANDERS – that can revolutionize your relationship with the guitar, with a 5-section, 18-chapter layout covering everything that can help you become a confident, innovative player.

Contents include section I – notation: 1 note fundamentals, 2 from root note to numbered noteboard, European equivalents and music stave conventions; section II – scales: 3 fundamentals and the major scale, 4 relative minor and other common scales, 5 modes, 6 concepts for using scales; section III – chords: 7 fundamentals of structure and quality, 8 playing chords, 9 building more complex chords, 10 harmonizing scales as chords, 11 playing harmonized chords, 12 identifying the key from chords or melody; section IV – chord progressions: 13 cycle of fifths and fourths, 14 common progression types, 15 substitutions, 16 intros, turnarounds and endings; section V – alternative tunings: 17 for guitar, 18 other stringed instruments. And also includes cut-out guitar-bag items of cycle of fifths and fourths and crib card plus blank forms for working out other scales’ harmonization and for identifying keys for your compositions. 

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Price: £9.95

ISBN: 978-0-9935575-3-8

 

 

A unique, inspirational book and personal development programme that demonstrates how writing, reading and reciting poetry aids inner fulfillment and emotional healing

• 120 original, delightful and thought-provoking poems written by the author

• Poems divided into twelve universal life-themes for personal and group exploration. From Grief and Sadness to Sense of Humour

• Practical exercises and down to earth advice on how to write creative and therapeutic poetry that improves mental health and emotional well-being

• A ‘must’ for every school, university and professional institution where creative writing, creativity or personal development is taught

‘Poetry For Health is an invaluable guide for practitioners and individuals in search of a greater understanding of how we can heal ourselves. Marvin Shaw’s poetry touches our senses, inspiring us to write our own poems and engage with them.’

Miriam Reissner - Freelance Journalist

'Poetry For Health celebrates the healing power that emerges when people, who have never written before, express things long held (and withheld) within them. The emotional range of its suggested exercises is really good.’

Jay Ramsay - Poet, Author, Healer, Psychotherapist

‘Poetry For Health will serve as an invaluable coping tool for anyone who cares to read it.’

Daniel Cainer - ‘The New Comic Bard of Anglo-Jewry’

Marvin J Shaw is a poet and educator in Personal Growth. He is the author of 10 Days To Change Your Life and Kosher Happiness - A 12 Step Programme to Reveal and Release your Inner Potential.

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Price: £14.95

ISBN: 978-0-9567668-9-2   

 

This book is a poetic version of the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament. The plot is completely based on the Bible, without altering or omitting any essential part of it. Therefore all the characters and events are as in the original Book of Genesis.

The poem is divided into twelve chapters, which reveal the principal epochs described in Genesis, beginning with Adam and Eve and the Creation of the World, and ending with the death of Israel and the death of Joseph.

The form of a verse will let the readers go through the descriptions of the main world famous events and phenomena (the Flood, the Tower of Babel, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorra and so on) without stumbling on the difficulties of the authentic text. The poem will make it easier to perceive and memorize the text of the Bible, which is especially useful for schoolchildren and teachers, who can adopt the poem for songs and stage performances.

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ISBN: 978-0-9932432-8-8

 

 

In the Book of Genesis, chapter 6, there is an intriguing mentioning of the time when Sons of God took men’s daughters as wives, and there were giants on the Earth. Then all humans and all earthly creatures became corrupt, and the whole land was devastated, and the miserable called for the Lord, for Him to see the evil which was happening on the Earth. All this led to the Flood, which destroyed every living thing, except those in Noah’s Ark.

A more detailed story about the fallen angels is depicted in the Book of Enoch. This book, Once before the Flood, is a poetic legend, partially based on the contents of both, Genesis: 6 and the Book of Enoch. It is an artistic attempt to see how the human world once turned into a mess, which only deserved termination.

Price: £7.98

ISBN: 978-0-9933714-6-2