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Author(s): The Beatles
Categories: Music > Reference, Performing Arts > Theater, Reference > Encyclopedias
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Publish date: 1992-05-01
ISBN-10: 0793515378
ISBN-13: 9780793515370
Language: English
Description: (Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). This updated second edition features the lyrics to almost 200 songs from the Fab Four's vast musical library, including a bonus section of cover songs. This must-own souvenir for all Beatles fans and songwriters is an amazing tribute to the most influential band in pop history. A complete discography is also included, with lots of great full-page photos throughout the book, and a song title index.
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Sat, 17 Nov 2018 05:26:02 GMT
Country Music USA: 50th Anniversary Edition (by Bill C. Malone, Tracey Laird) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/country-music-usa-50th-anniversary-edition
Author(s): Bill C. Malone, Tracey Laird
Categories: Music > History & Criticism, Music > Musical Instruments
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publish date: 2018-06-04
ISBN-10: 9781477315
ISBN-13: 9781477315354
Language: English
Description: “Fifty years after its first publication, Country Music USA still stands as the most authoritative history of this uniquely American art form. Here are the stories of the people who made country music into such an integral part of our nation’s culture. We feel lucky to have had Bill Malone as an indispensable guide in making our PBS documentary; you should, too.” —Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, Country Music: An American Family Story From reviews of previous editions: “Considered the definitive history of American country music.” —Los Angeles Times “If anyone... more...
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Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:52:17 GMT
Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties (by Ian Macdonald) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/revolution-in-the-head-the-beatles-records-and-the-sixties
Author(s): Ian Macdonald
Categories: Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Publish date: 2007-09-01
ISBN-10: 1556527330
ISBN-13: 9781556527333
Language: English
Description: This “Bible of the Beatles” captures the iconic band’s magical and mysterious journey from adorable teenagers to revered cultural emissaries. In this fully updated version, each of their 241 tracks is assessed chronologically from their first amateur recordings in 1957 to their final “reunion” recording in 1995. It also incorporates new information from the Anthology series and recent interviews with Paul McCartney. This comprehensive guide offers fascinating details about the Beatles’ lives, music, and era, never losing sight of what made the band so important,... more...
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Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:02:02 GMT
Just Good Teaching: Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance in Theory and Practice (by Laura Sindberg) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/just-good-teaching-comprehensive-musicianship-through-performance-in-theory-and-practice
Author(s): Laura Sindberg
Categories: Education > Teaching Methods & Materials, Music > General
Publisher: R&L Education
Publish date: 2012-03-29
ISBN-10: 1610483391
ISBN-13: 9781610483391
Language: English
Description: Student learning in school music ensembles is often focused on technical skill development. Give your students broader experience involving multiple music learnings, technical proficiency, cognition, and personal meaning. The Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance (CMP) model will help you plan instruction for school ensembles that promotes a holistic form of music learning and will allow you to use your creativity, passion, and vision. With model teaching plans and questions for discussion, this book can give you richer, more meaningful challenges and help you provide your students with deeper musical experiences. Sindberg combines the... more...
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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 22:26:03 GMT
Renegotiating French Identity: Musical Culture and Creativity in France during Vichy and the German Occupation (by Jane F. Fulcher) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/renegotiating-french-identity-musical-culture-and-creativity-in-france-during-vichy-and-the-german-occupation
Author(s): Jane F. Fulcher
Categories: Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2018-05-17
ISBN-10: 0190681500
ISBN-13: 9780190681500
Language: English
Description: In Renegotiating French Identity, Jane Fulcher addresses the question of cultural resistance to the German occupation and Vichy regime during the Second World War. Nazi Germany famously stressed music as a marker of national identity and cultural achievement, but so too did Vichy. From the opera to the symphony, music did not only serve the interests of Vichy and German propaganda: it also helped to reveal the motives behind them, and to awaken resistance among those growing disillusioned by the regime. Using unexplored Resistance documents, from both the clandestine press and the French National Archives, Fulcher looks at the responses of specific... more...
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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:40:19 GMT
The Silent Musician: Why Conducting Matters (by Mark Wigglesworth) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-silent-musician-why-conducting-matters
Author(s): Mark Wigglesworth
Categories: Music > General
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publish date: 2019-03-22
ISBN-10: 022662255X
ISBN-13: 9780226622552
Language: English
Description: The conductor—tuxedoed, imposingly poised above an orchestra, baton waving dramatically—is a familiar figure even for those who never set foot in an orchestral hall. As a veritable icon for classical music, the conductor has also been subjected to some ungenerous caricatures, presented variously as unhinged gesticulator, indulged megalomaniac, or even outright impostor. Consider, for example: Bugs Bunny as Leopold Stokowski, dramatically smashing his baton and then breaking into erratic poses with a forbidding intensity in his eyes, or Mickey Mouse in Fantasia, unwittingly conjuring dangerous magic with carefree gestures... more...
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Tue, 13 Nov 2018 20:04:09 GMT
The Science of Musical Sound: Volume 1: Stringed Instruments, Pipe Organs, and the Human Voice (by William Ralph Bennett Jr.) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-science-of-musical-sound-volume-1-stringed-instruments-pipe-organs-and-the-human-voice
Author(s): William Ralph Bennett Jr.
Categories: Music > General, Science > Acoustics & Sound
Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2018-08-23
ISBN-10: 3319927949
ISBN-13: 9783319927947
Language: English
Description: This textbook is a product of William Bennett’s work in developing and teaching a course on the physics of music at Yale University to a diverse audience of musicians and science students in the same class. The book is a culmination of over a decade of teaching the course and weaves together historical descriptions of the physical phenomena with the author’s clear interpretations of the most important aspects of the science of music and musical instruments. Many of the historical examples are not found in any other textbook available on the market. As the co-inventor of the Helium-Neon laser, Prof. Bennett’s knowledge... more...
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Tue, 13 Nov 2018 20:00:03 GMT
Skryabin, Philosophy and the Music of Desire (Royal Musical Association Monographs) (by Kenneth M. Smith) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/skryabin-philosophy-and-the-music-of-desire-royal-musical-association-monographs
Author(s): Kenneth M. Smith
Categories: Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2013-01-17
ISBN-10: 1409438910
ISBN-13: 9781409438915
Language: English
Description: Commentary on Skryabin has struggled to situate an understanding of the composer's music within his idiosyncratic philosophical world views. Early commentators' efforts to do so failed to establish a thorough or systematic approach. And later twentieth-century studies turned away from the composer's ideology, focusing instead on 'the music itself' with an analytic approach that scrutinized Skryabin's harmonic language in isolation from his philosophy. This groundbreaking study revisits the questions surrounding the composer's music within his own philosophy, but draws on new methodological tools, casting Skryabin's music in the light not only of... more...
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Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:54:09 GMT
Let's Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc. (by Jeff Tweedy) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/lets-go-so-we-can-get-back-a-memoir-of-recording-and-discording-with-wilco-etc
Author(s): Jeff Tweedy
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers, Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians, Humor > General, Music > General
Publisher: Dutton
Publish date: 2018-11-13
ISBN-10: 1101985267
ISBN-13: 9781101985267
Language: English
Description: The singer, guitarist, and songwriter—best known for his work with Wilco—opens up about his past, his songs, the music, and the people that have inspired him. Few bands have inspired as much devotion as the Chicago rock band Wilco, and it's thanks, in large part, to the band's singer, songwriter, and guiding light: Jeff Tweedy. But while his songs and music have been endlessly discussed and analyzed, Jeff has rarely talked so directly about himself, his life, and his artistic process. Until now. In his long-awaited memoir, Jeff will tell stories about his childhood in Belleville, Illinois; the St. Louis record store, rock clubs, and... more...
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Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:30:20 GMT
New Orleans Rhythm and Blues After Katrina: Music, Magic and Myth (Pop Music, Culture and Identity) (by Michael Urban) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/new-orleans-rhythm-and-blues-after-katrina-music-magic-and-myth-pop-music-culture-and-identity
Author(s): Michael Urban
Categories: History > Study & Teaching, Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish date: 2017-10-04
ISBN-10: 1349567728
ISBN-13: 9781349567720
Language: English
Description: Music, magic and myth are elements essential to the identities of New Orleans musicians. The city's singular contributions to popular music around the world have been unrivaled; performing this music authentically requires collective improvisation, taking performers on sonorous sojourns in unanticipated, 'magical' moments; and membership in the city's musical community entails participation in the myth of New Orleans, breathing new life into its storied traditions. On the basis of 56 open-ended interviews with those in the city's musical community, Michael Urban discovers that, indeed, community is what it is all about. In... more...
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Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:26:08 GMT
French Music, Culture, and National Identity, 1870-1939 (Eastman Studies in Music) (by Barbara L. Kelly) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/french-music-culture-and-national-identity-1870-1939-eastman-studies-in-music
Author(s): Barbara L. Kelly
Categories: Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: University of Rochester Press
Publish date: 2008-06-01
ISBN-10: 9781580462
ISBN-13: 9781580462723
Language: English
Description: This collection of new essays examines the relationships between discourses of French national and regional identity, political alignment, and creative practice during one of France's most fascinating eras: the Third Republic. The authors, from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, explore the ways in which the architects of the Third Republic (re)constructed France culturally and artistically, in part through artful use of the press and (at the 1889 Paris World's Fair) new technologies. The chapters also investigate changing attitudes toward Debussy's opera Pelléas et Mélisande, attempts by composers and critics to define a musical canon, and... more...
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Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:00:07 GMT
Jean Sibelius and His World (Bard Music Festival) (by Daniel M. Grimley) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/jean-sibelius-and-his-world-bard-music-festival
Author(s): Daniel M. Grimley
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians, Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish date: 2011-08-28
ISBN-10: 0691152802
ISBN-13: 9780691152806
Language: English
Description: Perhaps no twentieth-century composer has provoked a more varied reaction among the music-loving public than Jean Sibelius (1865-1957). Originally hailed as a new Beethoven by much of the Anglo-Saxon world, he was also widely disparaged by critics more receptive to newer trends in music. At the height of his popular appeal, he was revered as the embodiment of Finnish nationalism and the apostle of a new musical naturalism. Yet he seemingly chose that moment to stop composing altogether, despite living for three more decades. Providing wide cultural contexts, contesting received ideas about modernism, and interrogating notions... more...
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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:00:03 GMT
The Beatles: Paperback Writer: 40 Years of Classic Writing (by Mike Evans) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-beatles-paperback-writer-40-years-of-classic-writing
Author(s): Mike Evans
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers, Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians, Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: Plexus Publishing
Publish date: 2012-01-24
ISBN-10: 9780859654
ISBN-13: 9780859654654
Language: English
Description: Many different voices, all speaking of the vibrant lives and times of four young men, and the legacy that touched the whole world. As long as popular culture exists, the music, image and legend of the Beatles will never fade. The Beatles: Paperback Writer is a unique volume containing over 40 years of interviews, articles, reviews and essays, spanning the whole of the Beatles’ career, from accounts of the group’s rise in 1962 to their acrimonious split in 1970, and the disparate, sometimes tragic post-Beatle paths followed by John, Paul, George and Ringo. The Beatles: Paperback Writer is a collection of the best... more...
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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:56:15 GMT
The Twisted Tale of Glam Rock (by Stuart Lenig) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-twisted-tale-of-glam-rock
Author(s): Stuart Lenig
Categories: Music > General, Social Science > General
Publisher: Praeger
Publish date: 2010-06-16
ISBN-10: 0313379866
ISBN-13: 9780313379864
Language: English
Description: Covering four decades of music history, this engaging book explores a genre of pop music that has been overlooked, under-reported, and ineffectively characterized―but which nevertheless remains immensely popular. • 10 images of prominent performers and groups from the history of glam • A list of the top glam songs from each decade, chosen for their relationship to core glam concerns of identity, media, technology, theatricality, and gender issues
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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:36:19 GMT
On the History of Rock Music (by Yvetta Kajanová) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/on-the-history-of-rock-music
Author(s): Yvetta Kajanová
Categories: History > Europe, Music > History & Criticism, Social Science > General
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publish date: 2014-07-30
ISBN-10: 3631655568
ISBN-13: 9783631655566
Language: English
Description: On the History of Rock Music follows the development of rock music from its origins up to the present time. It focuses on the relationship between the sound, improvisations and rhythms in particular styles, and gives specific attention to the development of rhythm. The beat-offbeat principle, polyrhythms and polymetrics are fundamental to rock rhythm patterns, which serve as archetypes for specific rhythms. An archetype is a prototype, a model, or an innate experience of a species. Using more than 250 score examples, the author identifies the characteristic rhythmic patterns in rock styles, ranging from rock and roll, hard rock and punk rock to... more...
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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:36:11 GMT
Aloha America: Hula Circuits through the U.S. Empire (by Adria L. Imada) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/aloha-america-hula-circuits-through-the-u-s-empire
Author(s): Adria L. Imada
Categories: History > United States, Music > Musical Instruments, Social Science > Gender Studies, Social Science > Women's Studies
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Publish date: 2012-07-09
ISBN-10: 082235196X
ISBN-13: 9780822351962
Language: English
Description: Winner, 2013 Best First Book in Women's, Gender, and/or Sexuality History by the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Winner, 2013 Lawrence W. Levine Award, Organization of American Historians Winner, 2013 Congress on Research in Dance Outstanding Publication Award Aloha America reveals the role of hula in legitimating U.S. imperial ambitions in Hawai'i. Hula performers began touring throughout the continental United States and Europe in the late nineteenth century. These "hula circuits" introduced hula, and Hawaiians, to U.S. audiences, establishing an "imagined intimacy," a powerful fantasy that enabled Americans... more...
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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 07:38:04 GMT
Bamako Sounds (A Quadrant Book) (by Ryan Skinner) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/bamako-sounds-a-quadrant-book
Author(s): Ryan Skinner
Categories: History > Africa, Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish date: 2015-06-01
ISBN-10: 0816693501
ISBN-13: 9780816693504
Language: English
Description: Bamako Sounds tells the story of an African city, its people, their values, and their music. Centered on the music and musicians of Bamako, Mali’s booming capital city, this book reveals a community of artists whose lives and works evince a complex world shaped by urban culture, postcolonialism, musical expression, religious identity, and intellectual property. Drawing on years of ethnographic research with classically trained players of the kora (a twenty-one-string West African harp) as well as more contemporary, hip-hop influenced musicians and producers, Ryan Thomas Skinner analyzes how... more...
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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 05:56:02 GMT
Georgia on My Mind and Other Songs by Hoagy Carmichael (Jazz Play Along, Vol. 56) (by Hoagy Carmichael) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/georgia-on-my-mind-and-other-songs-by-hoagy-carmichael-jazz-play-along-vol-56
Author(s): Hoagy Carmichael
Categories: Music > Songbooks
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Publish date: 2006-01-01
ISBN-10: 1423401093
ISBN-13: 9781423401094
Language: English
Description: (Jazz Play Along). For use with all Bb, Eb and C instruments, the Jazz Play-Along Series is the ultimate learning tool for all jazz musicians. With musician-friendly lead sheets, melody cues and other split-track choices on the included CD, this first-of-its-kind package makes learning to play jazz easier than ever before. FOR STUDY, each tune includes a split track with: Melody cue with proper style and inflection * Professional rhythm tracks * Choruses for soloing * Removable bass part * Removable piano part. FOR PERFORMANCE, each tune also has: An additional full stereo accompaniment track (no melody) * Additional choruses for soloing. Includes... more...
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Sun, 11 Nov 2018 04:46:14 GMT
Nielsen: Symphony No. 5 (Cambridge Music Handbooks) (by David Fanning) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/nielsen-symphony-no-5-cambridge-music-handbooks
Author(s): David Fanning
Categories: Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 1997-06-13
ISBN-10: 9780521440
ISBN-13: 9780521440882
Language: English
Description: Book by Fanning, David
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Sat, 10 Nov 2018 14:46:03 GMT
Shelley and the Musico-Poetics of Romanticism (by Jessica K. Quillin) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/shelley-and-the-musico-poetics-of-romanticism
Author(s): Jessica K. Quillin
Categories: Literary Collections > English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Literary Criticism > General, Music > History & Criticism, Poetry > English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2012-08-15
ISBN-10: 9780754666
ISBN-13: 9780754666820
Language: English
Description: Addressing a gap in Shelley studies, Jessica K. Quillin explores the poet's lifelong interest in music. Quillin connects the trope of music with Shelley's larger formal aesthetic, political, and philosophical concerns, showing that music offers a new critical lens through which to view such familiar Shelleyan concerns as the status of the poetic, figural language, and the philosophical problem posed by idealism versus skepticism. Quillin's book uncovers the implications of Shelley's use of music by means of four musico-poetic concerns: the inherently interdisciplinary nature of musical imagery and figurative language; the rhythmic and sonoric... more...
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Sat, 10 Nov 2018 05:46:02 GMT
The Cambridge History of Fifteenth-Century Music (The Cambridge History of Music) (by Professor Anna Maria Busse Berger, Dr Jesse Rodin) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-cambridge-history-of-fifteenth-century-music-the-cambridge-history-of-music
Author(s): Professor Anna Maria Busse Berger, Dr Jesse Rodin
Categories: Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2015-07-16
ISBN-10: 1107015243
ISBN-13: 9781107015241
Language: English
Description: Through forty-five creative and concise essays by an international team of authors, this Cambridge History brings the fifteenth century to life for both specialists and general readers. Combining the best qualities of survey texts and scholarly literature, the book offers authoritative overviews of central composers, genres, and musical institutions as well as new and provocative reassessments of the work concept, the boundaries between improvisation and composition, the practice of listening, humanism, musical borrowing, and other topics. Multidisciplinary studies of music and architecture, feasting, poetry, politics, liturgy, and religious... more...
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Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:22:22 GMT
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music (Oxford Quick Reference) (by Michael Kennedy, Joyce Bourne) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-concise-oxford-dictionary-of-music-oxford-quick-reference
Author(s): Michael Kennedy, Joyce Bourne
Categories: History > United States, Music > Reference, Reference > Bibliographies & Indexes, Reference > Encyclopedias
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 1996-08-22
ISBN-10: 019280037X
ISBN-13: 9780192800374
Language: English
Description: When The Oxford Dictionary of Music first appeared, it was hailed by Music and Musicians as "without question the most comprehensive, detailed, reliable one-volume reference work on music now available in the English language." Fully revised and updated for this new edition, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music, Fourth Edition is a rich mine of information for lovers of music of all periods and styles, providing over 10,000 entries on musical terms, works, composers, librettists, musicians, singers, and orchestras. The dictionary's coverage is exceptional, providing comprehensive work-lists for major composers, detailed entries on living... more...
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Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:12:12 GMT
50 Songs In The Easy Arrangements (by Jim Presley) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/50-songs-in-the-easy-arrangements
Author(s): Jim Presley
Categories: Music > General
Publisher: Independently published
Publish date: 2018-09-09
ISBN-10: 9781720190
ISBN-13: 9781720190059
Language: English
Description: Amazing easy piano sheet book mix of 50 songs for beginners with a huge variety of songs in different genres. You will never get bored playing songs from this piano book because you can find a great song to learn and play according to your mood and piano skills. You will find in this easy piano music book: pop hits, rock hits, movie themes, musicals, tv shows themes, games themes, classical melodies etc.  A Mighty Fortress A Stroll Along The Sands Binary sunset - Star Wars episode IV A new hope Boogie Butterfly Canon In D Major - Pachelbel Car Radio - Twenty One Pilots Carol of the bells Clara's theme -... more...
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Fri, 09 Nov 2018 12:12:03 GMT
Your Pro Tools Studio (by Robert Correll) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/your-pro-tools-studio
Author(s): Robert Correll
Categories: Music > Recording & Reproduction, Computers > Web Design
Publisher: Cengage Learning PTR
Publish date: 2008-05-20
ISBN-10: 1598635301
ISBN-13: 9781598635300
Language: English
Description: Your Pro Tools Studio gives you the information you need to set up your own home or project studio using Pro Tools LE or M-Powered as your digital audio workstation (DAW). You'll learn how to decide which system is best for you; review hardware capabilities such as inputs, outputs, S/PDIF, and MIDI; and learn to install, set up, and use Pro Tools software. This book will help you decide what kind of studio you need, where to put it, how to make it sound better, and how to furnish it with the right gear. You'll also learn to record, mix, use plug-ins, edit audio, hook up external MIDI devices, and record or edit MIDI in Pro Tools. Your Pro Tools... more...
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Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:26:02 GMT
Folk (American Popular Music) (by Richard Carlin) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/folk-american-popular-music
Author(s): Richard Carlin
Categories: Music > General, Reference > Encyclopedias
Publisher: Facts on File
Publish date: 2005-11-01
ISBN-10: 0816053138
ISBN-13: 9780816053131
Language: English
Description: Alphabetically arranged entries provide information on American folk music artists, styles, instruments, and songwriters.
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Thu, 08 Nov 2018 05:46:01 GMT
Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study (by Dariusz Terefenko) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/jazz-theory-from-basic-to-advanced-study-1
Author(s): Dariusz Terefenko
Categories: Music > General
Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2017-09-25
ISBN-10: 1138235083
ISBN-13: 9781138235083
Language: English
Description: Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study, Second Edition, is a comprehensive textbook for those with no previous study in jazz, as well as those in advanced theory courses. Written with the goal to bridge theory and practice, it provides a strong theoretical foundation from music fundamentals to post-tonal theory, while integrating ear training, keyboard skills, and improvisation. It hosts "play-along" audio tracks on a Companion Website, including a workbook, ear-training exercises, and an audio compilation of the musical examples featured in the book. Jazz Theory is organized into three parts: Basics, Intermediate, and... more...
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Wed, 07 Nov 2018 22:28:03 GMT
An Encyclopedia of American Culture (by Marek Golebiowski) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/an-encyclopedia-of-american-culture
Author(s): Marek Golebiowski
Categories: Foreign Language Study > English as a Second Language, Literary Criticism > American, Music > General, Reference > Encyclopedias, Social Science > Sociology of Religion
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publish date: 2016-04-05
ISBN-10: 9783631644
ISBN-13: 9783631644621
Language: English
Description: This encyclopedia aims to provide a ready reference to various aspects of American culture. The time frame is from the colonial period to the end of the 20th century. The areas covered are fine arts (painting, sculpture, photography); performing arts (music, ballet, theatre, film); architecture; literature; and various non-artistic forms of culture (symbolic, material, culinary).
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Wed, 07 Nov 2018 15:46:13 GMT
The Indispensable Composers: A Personal Guide (by Anthony Tommasini) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-indispensable-composers-a-personal-guide
Author(s): Anthony Tommasini
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians, History > Europe, Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: Penguin Press
Publish date: 2018-11-06
ISBN-10: 1594205930
ISBN-13: 9781594205934
Language: English
Description: An exploration into the question of greatness from the Chief Classical Music Critic of the New York Times When he began to listen to the great works of classical music as a child, Anthony Tommasini had many questions. Why did a particular piece move him? How did the music work? Over time, he realized that his passion for this music was not enough. He needed to understand it. Take Bach, for starters. Who was he? How does one account for his music and its unshakeable hold on us today? As a critic, Tommasini has devoted particular attention to living composers and overlooked repertory. But, like all classical music lovers, the canon has remained... more...
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Wed, 07 Nov 2018 07:02:11 GMT
Appetite for Definition: An A-Z Guide to Rock Genres (by Ian King) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/appetite-for-definition-an-a-z-guide-to-rock-genres
Author(s): Ian King
Categories: History > United States, Music > History & Criticism, Music > Reference, Reference > Encyclopedias
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish date: 2018-11-06
ISBN-10: 006268888X
ISBN-13: 9780062688880
Language: English
Description: Part reference book, part history, and part road map to the connectivity of popular music, this book is a must for all rock ‘n’ roll fans as it brings together a compilation of over two hundred genres of rock music—an entertaining, enlightening, knotty family tree of America’s favorite musical genre. In the six decades since rock ’n’ roll stole America’s soul, the single genre has produced over two hundred sub-genres. The days of being able to walk in to a Tower Records and seek out recommendations from an aloof, all-knowing staffer has been relegated to a long-lost Generation X paradise preserved in John... more...
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Tue, 06 Nov 2018 22:08:03 GMT
Electronic and Computer Music (by Peter Manning) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/electronic-and-computer-music
Author(s): Peter Manning
Categories: Computers > History, Music > General
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2004-01-29
ISBN-10: 0195144848
ISBN-13: 9780195144840
Language: English
Description: In this revised and expanded third edition of the classic text on the history and evolution of electronic and computer music, Peter Manning provides the definitive account of the medium from its birth to the present day. After explaining the antecedents of electronic music from the turn of the century to the Second World War, Manning discusses the emergence of early "classical" studios of the 1950s. He goes on to chronicle the upsurge of creative activity during the 1960s and 70s in the analog domain, as well as with live electronic music and the early use of electronics in rock and pop music. This edition contains new information about software... more...
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Tue, 06 Nov 2018 14:04:06 GMT
Secrets from the Masters (by Hal Leonard Corp.) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/secrets-from-the-masters
Author(s): Hal Leonard Corp.
Categories: Music > Reference, Music > Songbooks, Reference > General
Publisher: GPI Publications
Publish date: 1992-12-01
ISBN-10: 0879302607
ISBN-13: 9780879302603
Language: English
Description: Interviews with 50 of the world's greatest guitarists spanning the past 25 years and collected into one information-packed volume. Based on articles originally published in Guitar Player magazine, Secrets from the Masters features the most influential guitarists of our time - from legends such as Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins and B.B. King to Joe Satriani, Eddie Van Halen and Eric Clapton, and all genres in-between. This book celebrates the guitarists who have forever altered the way we play and think about the guitar. Within these interviews you will find poetry and prophesy, the outrageous and the sublime, plus rare photos, challenging music, groovy... more...
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Tue, 06 Nov 2018 03:36:16 GMT
Experimental Affinities in Music (Orpheus Institute Series) (by Paulo de Assis) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/experimental-affinities-in-music-orpheus-institute-series
Author(s): Paulo de Assis
Categories: Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: Leuven University Press
Publish date: 2016-07-15
ISBN-10: 9462700613
ISBN-13: 9789462700611
Language: English
Description: No description available
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Sat, 03 Nov 2018 17:10:12 GMT
Taiko Boom: Japanese Drumming in Place and Motion (Asia: Local Studies / Global Themes) (by Shawn Bender) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/taiko-boom-japanese-drumming-in-place-and-motion-asia-local-studies-global-themes
Author(s): Shawn Bender
Categories: Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish date: 2012-08-07
ISBN-10: 9780520272
ISBN-13: 9780520272415
Language: English
Description: With its thunderous sounds and dazzling choreography, Japanese taiko drumming has captivated audiences in Japan and across the world, making it one of the most successful performing arts to emerge from Japan in the past century. Based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted among taiko groups in Japan, Taiko Boom explores the origins of taiko in the early postwar period and its popularization over the following decades of rapid economic growth in Japan’s cities and countryside. Building on the insights of globalization studies, the book argues that taiko developed within and has come to express new forms of communal association... more...
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Sat, 03 Nov 2018 13:22:12 GMT
Text and Act: Essays on Music and Performance (by Richard Taruskin) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/text-and-act-essays-on-music-and-performance
Author(s): Richard Taruskin
Categories: Music > Reference, Reference > Encyclopedias
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 1995-09-07
ISBN-10: 0195094379
ISBN-13: 9780195094374
Language: English
Description: Over the last dozen years, the writings of Richard Taruskin have transformed the debate about "early music" and "authenticity." Text and Act collects for the first time the most important of Taruskin's essays and reviews from this period, many of which are now classics in the field. Taking a wide-ranging cultural view of the early music phenomenon, he shows that the movement, far from reviving ancient traditions, in fact represents the only truly modern style of performance being offered today. He goes on to contend that the movement is therefore far more valuable - and even authentic - than simple historical verisimilitude could ever be. These... more...
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Sat, 03 Nov 2018 13:20:21 GMT
The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia (by Cliff Eisen, Simon P. Keefe) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-cambridge-mozart-encyclopedia-1
Author(s): Cliff Eisen, Simon P. Keefe
Categories: Music > History & Criticism, Music > Reference, Reference > Encyclopedias
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish date: 2006-01-09
ISBN-10: 0521856590
ISBN-13: 9780521856591
Language: English
Description: Mozart's enduring popularity, among music lovers as a composer and among music historians as a subject for continued study, lies at the heart of The Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia. This reference book functions both as a starting point for information on specific works, people, places and concepts as well as a summation of current thinking about Mozart. The extended articles on genres reflect the latest in scholarship and new ways of thinking about the works while the articles on people and places provide historical framework, as well as interpretation.
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Sat, 03 Nov 2018 13:18:07 GMT
Shakespeare's Musical Imagery (Continuum Shakespeare Studies) (by Christopher R. Wilson) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/shakespeares-musical-imagery-continuum-shakespeare-studies
Author(s): Christopher R. Wilson
Categories: Literary Collections > English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Music > General
Publisher: Continuum
Publish date: 2012-01-05
ISBN-10: 1847064957
ISBN-13: 9781847064950
Language: English
Description: Music pervades Shakespeare's work. In addition to vocal songs and numerous instrumental cues there are thousands of references to music throughout the plays and many of the poems. This book discusses Shakespeare's musical imagery according to categories defined by occurrence in the plays and poems. In turn, these categories depend on their early modern usage and significance. Thus, instruments such as lute and viol deserve special attention just as Renaissance ideas relating to musical philosophy and pedagogical theory need contextual explanation. The objective is to locate Shakespeare's musical imagery, reference... more...
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Sat, 03 Nov 2018 13:08:03 GMT
Tonality and Transformation (Oxford Studies in Music Theory) (by Steven Rings) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/tonality-and-transformation-oxford-studies-in-music-theory
Author(s): Steven Rings
Categories: Music > General, Reference > General
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publish date: 2011-06-10
ISBN-10: 019538427X
ISBN-13: 9780195384277
Language: English
Description: Tonality and Transformation is a groundbreaking study in the analysis of tonal music. Focusing on the listener's experience, author Steven Rings employs transformational music theory to illuminate diverse aspects of tonal hearing - from the infusion of sounding pitches with familiar tonal qualities to sensations of directedness and attraction. In the process, Rings introduces a host of new analytical techniques for the study of the tonal repertory, demonstrating their application in vivid interpretive set pieces on music from Bach to Mahler. The analyses place the book's novel techniques in dialogue with existing tonal methodologies, such as... more...
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Fri, 02 Nov 2018 07:26:02 GMT
The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction (by D. Kern Holoman) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-orchestra-a-very-short-introduction
Author(s): D. Kern Holoman
Categories: Humor > General, Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2012-09-10
ISBN-10: 0199760284
ISBN-13: 9780199760282
Language: English
Description: In this Very Short Introduction, D. Kern Holoman considers the structure, roots, and day-to-day functioning of the modern philharmonic society. He explores topics ranging from the life of a musician in a modern orchestra, the recent wave of new hall construction from Berlin to Birmingham, threats of bankruptcies and strikes, and the eyebrow-raising salaries of conductors and general managers. At the heart of the book lies a troubling pair of questions: Can such a seemingly anachronistic organization long survive? Does the symphony matter in contemporary culture? Holoman responds to both with a resounding yes. He shows that the orchestra remains a... more...
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Thu, 01 Nov 2018 11:36:03 GMT
Playable Bodies: Dance Games and Intimate Media (by Kiri Miller) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/playable-bodies-dance-games-and-intimate-media
Author(s): Kiri Miller
Categories: Music > General, Performing Arts > Dance, Technology & Engineering > Engineering (General)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish date: 2017-04-03
ISBN-10: 0190257830
ISBN-13: 9780190257835
Language: English
Description: What happens when machines teach humans to dance? Dance video games transform players' experiences of popular music, invite experimentation with gendered and racialized movement styles, and present new possibilities for teaching, learning, and archiving choreography. Drawing on five years of research with players, game designers, and choreographers for the Just Dance and Dance Central games, Playable Bodies situates dance games in a media ecology that includes the larger game industry, viral music videos, reality TV competitions, marketing campaigns, and emerging surveillance technologies. Author Kiri Miller tracks the circulation of dance gameplay... more...
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Thu, 01 Nov 2018 09:34:03 GMT
Music, Language, and the Brain (by Aniruddh D. Patel) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/music-language-and-the-brain-1
Author(s): Aniruddh D. Patel
Categories: Health & Fitness > General, Language Arts & Disciplines > Linguistics, Medical > Neuroscience, Music > General, Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publish date: 2010-06-01
ISBN-10: 0199755302
ISBN-13: 9780199755301
Language: English
Description: In the first comprehensive study of the relationship between music and language from the standpoint of cognitive neuroscience, Aniruddh D. Patel challenges the widespread belief that music and language are processed independently. Since Plato's time, the relationship between music and language has attracted interest and debate from a wide range of thinkers. Recently, scientific research on this topic has been growing rapidly, as scholars from diverse disciplines, including linguistics, cognitive science, music cognition, and neuroscience are drawn to the music-language interface as one way to explore the extent to which different mental abilities... more...
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Thu, 01 Nov 2018 08:54:09 GMT
Lost Genius: The Story of a Forgotten Musical Maverick (by Kevin Bazzana) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/lost-genius-the-story-of-a-forgotten-musical-maverick
Author(s): Kevin Bazzana
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians, Music > General
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Publish date: 2007-02-27
ISBN-10: 0771011008
ISBN-13: 9780771011009
Language: English
Description: The award-winning author of Wondrous Strange, the critically acclaimed biography of Glenn Gould, explores the bizarre, untold life of another brilliant and eccentric musician. The composer Arnold Schoenberg called him an “utterly extraordinary” pianist of “incredible originality and conviction,” yet today he is all but forgotten. Born in Budapest in 1903, Ervin Nyiregyházi (nyeer-edge-hah-zee) was a remarkable prodigy: at eight he performed at Buckingham Palace, and when he was thirteen a psychologist published a book about him. In his teens, his idiosyncratic, intensely Romantic playing electrified audiences and astounded critics in... more...
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Thu, 01 Nov 2018 07:58:07 GMT
Music & Camp (Music/Culture) (by Christopher Moore, Philip Purvis) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/music-and-camp-music-culture
Author(s): Christopher Moore, Philip Purvis
Categories: Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: Wesleyan
Publish date: 2018-05-01
ISBN-10: 9780819577
ISBN-13: 9780819577818
Language: English
Description: This collection of essays provides the first in-depth examination of camp as it relates to a wide variety of twentieth and twenty-first century music and musical performances. Located at the convergence of popular and queer musicology, the book provides new research into camp’s presence, techniques, discourses, and potential meanings across a broad spectrum of musical genres, including: musical theatre, classical music, film music, opera, instrumental music, the Broadway musical, rock, pop, hip-hop, and Christmas carols. This significant contribution to the field of camp studies investigates why and how music has served as an expressive and... more...
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Wed, 31 Oct 2018 17:46:20 GMT
It's Bigger Than Hip Hop: The Rise of the Post-Hip-Hop Generation (by M.K. Asante Jr.) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/its-bigger-than-hip-hop-the-rise-of-the-post-hip-hop-generation
Author(s): M.K. Asante Jr.
Categories: Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publish date: 2008-09-16
ISBN-10: 0312373260
ISBN-13: 9780312373269
Language: English
Description: In It's Bigger Than Hip Hop, M. K. Asante, Jr. looks at the rise of a generation that sees beyond the smoke and mirrors of corporate-manufactured hip hop and is building a movement that will change not only the face of pop culture, but the world. Asante, a young firebrand poet, professor, filmmaker, and activist who represents this movement, uses hip hop as a springboard for a larger discussion about the urgent social and political issues affecting the post-hip-hop generation, a new wave of youth searching for... more...
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Wed, 31 Oct 2018 14:42:02 GMT
The Beach Boys' Smile (33 1/3) (by Luis Sanchez) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-beach-boys-smile-33-1-3
Author(s): Luis Sanchez
Categories: Music > History & Criticism, Music > Recording & Reproduction
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publish date: 2014-05-08
ISBN-10: 1623562589
ISBN-13: 9781623562588
Language: English
Description: Smile is not merely a great unfinished album, but a living work of art that is all at once expansive, indeterminate, and resolutely pop. In the early 1960s, The Beach Boys rose from the suburbs of Hawthorne, California to become emissaries of a post-war American dream that fused middle-class aspiration and mobility with images of youth. Led by dream master Brian Wilson, their music gave voice to a Southern California mythos and compelled an audience across the nation and beyond to live out their own versions of the fantasy. By 1966, the encroaching counterculture added new dimensions of creative possibility to popular... more...
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Wed, 31 Oct 2018 11:14:04 GMT
Queen: Complete Works (revised and updated) (by Georg Purvis) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/queen-complete-works-revised-and-updated
Author(s): Georg Purvis
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians, Music > Reference, Reference > Encyclopedias
Publisher: Titan Books
Publish date: 2018-10-30
ISBN-10: 1789090008
ISBN-13: 9781789090000
Language: English
Description: Clashing together outrageous musical influences, and extravagant visual imagery, Queen's place in history as the greatest glam band of them all is rock solid. Their fan base continues to grow, over 25 years on from the death of Freddie Mercury, Queen's flamboyant, unforgettable front man. Georg Purvis's meticulous, session-by-session, song-by-song, album-by-album, tour-by-tour record of the band's progress is the complete reference source that Queen fans have been waiting for. If you love the Champions of Rock, it's all here: The Band - detailed insights into Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon including bands the members... more...
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Wed, 31 Oct 2018 10:08:05 GMT
YEAR OF WONDER: Classical Music for Every Day (by Clemency Burton-Hill) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/year-of-wonder-classical-music-for-every-day
Author(s): Clemency Burton-Hill
Categories: Music > History & Criticism, Religion > General
Publisher: Headline Home
Publish date: 2018-10-04
ISBN-10: 9781472252
ISBN-13: 9781472252302
Language: English
Description: 'Year of Wonder is an absolute treat - the most enlightening way to be guided through the year.' Eddie Redmayne Classical music for everyone - an inspirational piece of music for every day of the year, celebrating composers from the medieval era to the present day, written by award-winning violinist and BBC Radio 3 presenter Clemency Burton-Hill. Have you ever heard a piece of music so beautiful it stops you in your tracks? Or wanted to discover more about classical music but had no idea where to begin? Year of Wonder is a unique celebration of classical music by an author who wants to share its diverse wonders... more...
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Tue, 30 Oct 2018 14:46:10 GMT
The Science of Music (by Mark Ballora) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/the-science-of-music-1
Author(s): Mark Ballora
Categories: Music > General, Science > Physics
Publisher: University Readers
Publish date: 2013-08-14
ISBN-10: 9781609275
ISBN-13: 9781609275570
Language: English
Description: Book is called The Science of Music. Was used for one semester at Penn State University for a class with the same name and am happy to have passed the course and no longer need the book. Contact me if you live in State College for the potential of free pick-up rather than shipping.
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Tue, 30 Oct 2018 14:02:07 GMT
Ukulele Chord Encyclopedia (by Alfred Music) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/ukulele-chord-encyclopedia
Author(s): Alfred Music
Categories: Music > Reference, Reference > Encyclopedias
Publisher: Alfred Music
Publish date: 2013-05-01
ISBN-10: 0739089250
ISBN-13: 9780739089255
Language: English
Description: Ukulele Chord Encyclopedia is a practical, easy-to-use chord dictionary. Chords are listed alphabetically and chromatically for quick reference. On each page, chord variations (different fingerings and positions of each chord) are arranged in a logical order---beginning at the bottom of the ukulele neck and progressing to the top of the neck. This helps facilitate locating the chords in different positions over the entire fretboard. The Chord Theory chapter makes it easy to understand intervals and how chords are constructed. A complete fingerboard chart is included, along with a listing of major and minor scales in every key. This book gives you... more...
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Mon, 29 Oct 2018 21:30:02 GMT
This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession (by Daniel J. Levitin) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/this-is-your-brain-on-music-the-science-of-a-human-obsession
Author(s): Daniel J. Levitin
Categories: Health & Fitness > General, Humor > General, Music > History & Criticism, Reference > Encyclopedias, Science > History
Publisher: Plume/Penguin
Publish date: 2007-08-28
ISBN-10: 0452288525
ISBN-13: 9780452288522
Language: English
Description: Music, Science, and the Brain are more closely related than you think.  Daniel J. Levitin, James McGill Professor of Psychology and Music at McGill University, shows you why this is.   In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin (The World in Six Songs) explores the connection between music, its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it, and the human brain. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, Levitin reveals: How composers... more...
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Mon, 29 Oct 2018 19:56:09 GMT
My Life with Wagner: Fairies, Rings, and Redemption: Exploring Opera's Most Enigmatic Composer (by Christian Thielemann) https://www.books-share.com/ebook/my-life-with-wagner-fairies-rings-and-redemption-exploring-operas-most-enigmatic-composer
Author(s): Christian Thielemann
Categories: Biography & Autobiography > Composers & Musicians, Music > History & Criticism
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publish date: 2016-05-03
ISBN-10: 9781681771
ISBN-13: 9781681771250
Language: English
Description: One of today's most outstanding conductors, Christian Thielemann, composes a brilliant account of the great―and controversial―Richard Wagner. Over a distinguished career conducting some of the world's finest orchestras, Christian Thielemann has earned a reputation as the leading modern interpreter of Richard Wagner. My Life with Wagner chronicles his ardent personal and professional engagement with the great composer, whose work has shaped his thinking and feeling from early childhood. Thielemann retraces his journey around the world with Wagner―from Berlin to Bayreuth via Venice, Hamburg, and Chicago―and combines his... more...
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Mon, 29 Oct 2018 16:00:09 GMT