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This book talks about music. It incorporates modal and tonal music. It talks about Arnold Schoenberg, the founder of contempoary music, Alban Berg and how the past plays on contemporary music and Anton Webern and the future of contemporary music. As well as the structure of contemporary musical speech. René Leibowitz was a French composer, conductor, music theorist and teacher born in Warsaw, Poland. During the early 1930s, Leibowitz studied composition and orchestration with Ravel in Paris, where he was introduced to Schoenberg’s Twelve-note technique by the German pianist and composer Erich Itor Kahn.
Truly powerful vocal performance in musical theater is more than just the sum of good vocal tone and correct notes. As experienced teacher, director, and performer Mark Ross Clark lays out in The Broadway Song, powerful performance communicates the central function of a song within the context of the surrounding narrative, or the "truth" of a song. Because unstaged performances of a song, such as auditions, are key to the success of all aspiring singers, Clark provides here the essential practical manual that will help performers choose the right pieces for their vocal abilities and identify the key truths of them.C
"I like accidents. I like to put myself in the way of musical harm. I like being at the wheel of that musical car, and aiming it at the wall, just to see what shape the car’s going to come out. It might come out an interesting shape that would have taken me forever to decide on otherwise."Complicated Game offers unique insight into the work of XTC founder Andy Partridge, one of Britain’s most original and influential songwriters. It is also an unprecedentedly revealing and instructive guide to how songs and records are made.D
The Beatles are probably the most photographed band in history and are the subject of numerous biographical studies, but a surprising dearth of academic scholarship addresses the Fab Four. New Critical Perspectives on the Beatles offers a collection of original, previously unpublished essays that explore ‘new’ aspects of the Beatles. The interdisciplinary collection situates the band in its historical moment of the 1960s, but argues for artistic innovation and cultural ingenuity that account for the Beatles’ lasting popularity today.
This book analyses the lifelong impact of Beethoven’s music on Wagner and its importance for his conception of music drama. Kropfinger charts and scrutinises Wagner’s early responses to the composer and considers his experience as a conductor of Beethoven’s music. A discussion of the Romantic ‘Beethoven image’ leads to a careful study of Wagner’s aesthetic writings, including his ‘programmatic explanations’, the text ‘Concerning Franz Liszt’s symphonic poems’, and his Beethoven centenary essay.
A delightful journey through the psychology and science of music, WHY YOU LOVE MUSIC is the perfect book for anyone who loves a tune.
Music plays a hugely important role in our emotional, intellectual, and even physical lives. It impacts the ways we work, relax, behave, and feel. It can make us smile or cry, it helps us bond with the people around us, and it even has the power to alleviate a range of medical conditions. The songs you love (and hate, and even the ones you feel pretty neutral about) don’t just make up the soundtrack to your life–they actually help to shape it.
In WHY YOU LOVE MUSIC, scientist and musician John Powell dives deep into decades of psychological and sociological studies in order to answer the question “Why does music affect us so profoundly?” With his relaxed, conversational style, Powell explores all aspects of music psychology, from how music helps babies bond with their mothers to the ways in which music can change the taste of wine or persuade you to spend more in restaurants. WHY YOU LOVE MUSIC will open your eyes (and ears) to the astounding variety of ways that music impacts the human experience.
During his nearly forty years as a music journalist, Ralph J. Gleason recorded many in-depth interviews with some of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. These informal sessions, conducted mostly in Gleason’s Berkeley, California, home, have never been transcribed and published in full until now. This remarkable volume, a must-read for any jazz fan, serious musician, or musicologist, reveals fascinating, little-known details about these gifted artists, their lives, their personas, and, of course, their music.
The beginner’s guide to learning the violin — for any musical styleViolin For Dummies helps you teach yourself to play the violin, even if you’ve never read a note of music. From choosing the right violin for you to playing a variety of musical styles, this book has you covered. You’ll start with the basics of posture and bowing technique, learn how to tune your instrument and keep it in beautiful condition with regular maintenance. You’ll learn how to read — and feel — the music, and how to inject your own personality into whatever you play.
This is a remarkable exploration of how sound permeates all aspects of life – from the streets to our homes, and from shopping malls to the underground. “Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life” offers an expansive reading of auditory life. It provides a careful consideration of the performative dynamics inherent to sound culture and acts of listening, and discusses how auditory studies may illuminate understandings of contemporary society. Combining research on urbanism, popular culture and auditory issues, “Acoustic Territories” opens up multiple perspectives – it challenges debates surrounding noise pollution and charts an ‘acoustic politics of space’ by unfolding auditory experience as located within larger cultural histories and related ideologies.
Nashville is filled with stars and lovers and writers and dreamers. Nashville is also teeming with lunatics and grifters and dip wads and moochers. Gerry House fits easily into at least half of those categories. Someone would probably have to be brain-damaged or really damn talented to try to entertain professional entertainers over a decades-long radio show in Music City, USA. Fortunately, House is little of both. Host of the nationally syndicated, top-rated morning show, “Gerry House & The Foundation” for 25 years, he has won virtually every broadcasting award there is including a place in the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
The author covers most popular styles, soloing and comping techniques in a perfect balance of theoretical and practical analysis of both written and performed music (the latter in correlated youtube video lessons, which are neatly indexed at his website). The one caveat is you need basic music reading skills, but given these, the book provides a clear and unintimidating way into beginning to work on any style covered in it.
In early 2005, an engineer at the Library of Congress accidentally discovered, in an unmarked box, the recording of Thelonious Monk’s and John Coltrane’s performance at a 1957 benefit concert at Carnegie Hall. Long considered one of the most important musical meetings in modern jazz, Monk’s and Coltrane’s work together during a scant few months in 1957 had, until this discovery, been thought to be almost entirely undocumented.In this book, Gabriel Solis provides an historical, cultural, and analytical study of this landmark recording, which was released by Blue Note records later in 2005.
This songbook matches the Australian singer’s debut release and includes her megahit single ‘Torn’ (the most-played song in the UK in 1997) and: Big Mistake City Don’t You Think? Impressed Intuition Leave Me Alone Left of the Middle One More Addiction Pigeons and Crumbs Smoke Wishing I Was There.
Keith Jarrett ranks among the most accomplished and influential pianists in jazz history. His The Köln Concert stands among the most important jazz recordings of the past four decades, not only because of the music on the record, but also because of the remarkable reception it has received from musicians and lay-listeners alike. Since the album’s 1975 release, it has sold over three million copies: a remarkable achievement for any jazz record, but an unprecedented feat for a two-disc set of solo piano performances featuring no well-known songs.
In Keith Jarrett’s The Köln Concert, author Peter Elsdon seeks to uncover what it is about this recording, about Keith Jarrett’s performance, that elicits such success. Recognizing The Köln Concert as a multi-faceted text, Elsdon engages with it musically, culturally, aesthetically, and historically in order to understand the concert and album as a means through which Jarrett articulated his own cultural and musical outlook, and establish himself as a serious artist. Through these explorations of the concert as text, of the recording and of the live performance, Keith Jarrett’s The Köln Concert fills a major hole in jazz scholarship, and is essential reading for jazz scholars and musicians alike, as well as Keith Jarrett’s many fans.
An exploration of the unswerving artistic vision underlying Beethoven’s symphonies, from one of the world’s leading scholars of the composer’s works.More than any other composer, Beethoven left to posterity a vast body of material that documents the early stages of almost everything he wrote. From this trove of sketchbooks, Lewis Lockwood draws us into the composer’s mind, unveiling a creative process of astonishing scope and originality.For musicians and nonmusicians alike, Beethoven’s symphonies stand at the summit of artistic achievement, loved today as they were two hundred years ago for their emotional cogency, variety, and unprecedented individuality.
A superlative collection, reflecting the same wide variety of songs that you’d hear at any Doc Watson concert. In addition to words, melody, and chord names, more than half the book is filled with guitar transcriptions and standard notation.Contents:Tom DooleyDoc’s GuitarBlack Mountain RagThe Train That Carried My Girl From TownDeep River BluesThe Call Of The RoadOmie WiseMatty GrovesThe Old Man BelowSouthboundA-Rovin On A Winters NightGeorgieF.F.V.Lovin’ EmmaShady GroveSpike Drivers BluesNothing To ItThe Intoxicated RatBlackberry RagSettin On Top Of The WorldDon’t Let Your Deal Go DownOpen Up Them Pearly GatesFair Maid In The GardenThe Lone PilgrimPharaohDill Pickle RagDown In The Valley To PrayRisin Sun BluesYour Lone JourneyWe Shall All Be ReunitedSt.
Music has extraordinary power to move us, but how and why does it affect us? What is going on, emotionally, physically and cognitively when listeners have strong emotional responses to music? This is a highly readable, original and philosophically important book for anyone who has ever been moved by music.
A collection of Christmas and Hanukkah songs arranged for chromatic, diatonic, and cross harp. A unique, must have book for the harmonica enthusiast.
Joe Bonamassa’s acclaimed 2012 CD debuted at the #1 spot on the Blues albums chart.
Here are artist-approved, note-for-note transcriptions with tab for all 11 songs: Dislocated Boy * Driving Towards the Daylight * Heavenly Soul * I Got All You Need * Lonely Town Lonely Street * New Coat of Paint * Place in My Heart * Somewhere Trouble Don’t Go * Stones in My Passway * Too Much Ain’t Enough Love * Who’s Been Talking.
The initial volume of Behind the Boards was the first definitive rock-record producer’s anthology of its kind, taking music fans and those interested in sound recording inside the studio to experience the creation of life-changing music! Behind the Boards II: The Making of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Greatest Hits Revealed takes fans inside the creation of still more legendary rock gems, including Hotel California by the Eagles; Should I Stay or Should I Go? by the Clash; Rocketman by Elton John; Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie; Start Me Up by the Rolling Stones; The Thrill Is Gone by B.B
The arrival of the Beatles was one of those unforgettable cultural touchstones. Through the voices of those who witnessed it or were swept up in it indirectly, The Beatles Are Here! explores the emotional impact some might call it hysteria of the Fab Four s February 1964 dramatic landing on our shores. Contributors, including Lisa See, Gay Talese, Renee Fleming, Roy Blount, Jr., and many others, describe in essays and interviews how they were inspired by the Beatles. This intimate and entertaining collection arose from writer Penelope Rowlands s own Beatlemaniac phase: she was one of the screaming girls captured in an iconic photograph that has since been published around the world and is displayed on the cover of this book.
Highlighting Chet Atkins’ 50-plus-year career as a virtuoso singer, songwriter and record producer, this book is an analysis and appreciation of the most noteworthy recordings of one of the world’s greatest guitarists. Atkins’ whole body of work–truly unmatched in the history of modern musical entertainment–and nearly 140 of his all-time greatest recordings are discussed. An overview of his life and work is provided.
Richard Wagner (1813-1883) aimed to be more than just a composer. He set out to redefine opera as a "total work of art" combining the highest aspirations of drama, poetry, the symphony, the visual arts, even religion and philosophy. Equally celebrated and vilified in his own time, Wagner continues to provoke debate today regarding his political legacy as well as his music and aesthetic theories. Wagner and His World examines his works in their intellectual and cultural contexts.Seven original essays investigate such topics as music drama in light of rituals of naming in the composer’s works and the politics of genre; the role of leitmotif in Wagner’s reception; the urge for extinction in Tristan und Isolde as psychology and symbol; Wagner as his own stage director; his conflicted relationship with pianist-composer Franz Liszt; the anti-French satire Eine Kapitulation in the context of the Franco-Prussian War; and responses of Jewish writers and musicians to Wagner’s anti-Semitism.
David Bowie: Critical Perspectives examines in detail the many layers of one of the most intriguing and influential icons in popular culture. This interdisciplinary book brings together established and emerging scholars from a wide variety of backgrounds, including musicology, sociology, art history, literary theory, philosophy, politics, film studies and media studies. Bowie’s complexity as a singer, songwriter, producer, performer, actor and artist demands that any critical engagement with his overall work must be interdisciplinary and wide-ranging in its scope.
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