Category: Music 1

  • Rachmaninoff's Complete Songs: A Companion with Texts and by Richard D. Sylvester

    By Richard D. Sylvester

    Sergei Rachmaninoff—the final nice Russian romantic and arguably the best pianist of the overdue nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—wrote eighty three songs, that are played and cherished in the course of the global. Like German Lieder and French mélodies, the songs have been composed for one singer, observed by way of a piano. during this whole assortment, Richard D. Sylvester offers English translations of the songs, in addition to exact transliterations of the unique texts and designated statement. when you consider that Rachmaninoff considered those "romances" essentially as performances and painstakingly annotated the rankings, this quantity may be particularly helpful for college kids, students, and practitioners of voice and piano.

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  • Early Entertainment: The Evolution of Show Business from by Douglas Edward Fraser

    By Douglas Edward Fraser

    This publication is full of secrets and techniques, surprises and delights. you're brought to, and turn into fairly intimate with, the construction of every little thing that makes up leisure and the actions that introduced smiles to the faces of the United States. overlaying the roots of jazz, vaudeville, burlesque, significant bands, silent video clips, ragtime, tv, naked knuckle prize fights, minstrel exhibits, circus and carnivals, bebop, medication indicates, jug bands, bicycles, musicians’ medicinal drugs, radio, version –Ts, paddle wheelers, curler skates, the blues, barnstorming, gramophones, dancing, barbershop quartets, degree microphones, Tin Pan Alley, washboard bands, swing, and wild west exhibits. plenty of pictures and perception to matters that you simply proposal you knew about.

    Douglas Edward Fraser is a musicologist with a life of wisdom. He contains the various own and relatives tales which have been chronicled from the reports of 3 generations entertainers that make up his kin. this can be a ebook like no different and it's been written to entertain and enlighten the readers that benefit from the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
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  • The Piano Practice Physician's Handbook: 32 Common Piano by Nicola Cantan

    By Nicola Cantan

    "The Piano perform Physician's instruction manual is the publication that i might have written approximately perform had I ever received round to placing all my principles into one position! i like to recommend this source to piano lecturers and scholars everywhere."
    Tim Topham, Piano instructor & blogger at

    Book Description

    Do you need your scholars could perform smarter now not harder? Are you bored with nagging your scholars concerning the related issues many times?

    Do you will have your scholars to make faster progress of their piano reviews?

    Right now, world wide, piano scholars are wasting beneficial perform time. And piano academics are straining priceless vocal chords telling them to perform extra. It’s time to reexamine this setup, and therapy the underlying piano perform illnesses.

    The Piano perform Physician’s guide takes a clean examine how piano lecturers educate perform abilities. those 32 piano pupil diseases and their treatments open up new methods of brooding about piano perform difficulties. With this straight-forward and practical consultant piano lecturers can get their scholars working towards extra successfully, making speedier growth, and having extra enjoyable!

    What Piano lecturers Are Saying

    "A must-read for each piano instructor, The Piano perform Physician’s instruction manual is stuffed with sensible recommendation you can begin utilizing along with your scholars this day! persist with the prescriptions and your studio should be choked with musicians with fit perform habits."
    Bridey Gibson, Piano instructor & blogger at

    "The Piano perform Physician's guide is the booklet that i might have written approximately perform had I ever bought round to placing all my principles into one position! Nicola has created a source that makes use of a smart analogy among medication and song so your studio is the "practice health facility" and perform difficulties contain those who are "chronic" throughout to "vision impairment" or even "ear infections"! The hyperlinks are either artistic and instructive and may provide lecturers in every single place a brand new method to diagnose and 'treat' perform matters of their scholars.
    So repeatedly as lecturers, we percentage a similar tips with diverse scholars and i have frequently suggestion how nice it might be if there has been a reference of all of the "ailments" that scholars current with and a steered record of "treatments". Given how little time we really get to spend with our scholars each one week, it's critical that we educate them to perform safely. This e-book should be of serious worth to either new and skilled lecturers or even grownup scholars in ensuring they remain on best in their perform, get the main out of each minute on the keyboard and make sure that difficulties expectantly do not turn into continual.
    I suggest this source to piano lecturers and scholars everywhere."

    Tim Topham, Piano instructor & blogger at

    desk of Contents

    Your Piano perform Clinic
    Chronic concerns (Bad perform conduct)
    Start back Syndrome
    Finger Fascination
    Leap Phobia
    Octave Disorientation
    Finger Hiccups
    Instant Memorisation
    Fevers & Chills (Tempo Issues)
    Presto Infatuation
    Vivace Influenza
    Allegro Anxiety
    Tempo Shivers
    Heart Palpitations (Rhythm Inconsistencies)
    Beam Fever
    Rhythm Allergy
    Obstacle Sneezes
    Beat Arrhythmia
    Line Limp
    Vision Impairment (Symbol Oversight)
    Articulation Anaemia
    Dynamic Deficiency
    Accidental Amnesia
    Wrist Lockdown
    Fingering Forgetfulness
    Ear Infections (Musical Insensitivity)
    Note Deafness
    Expression Omission Disorder
    Fortissimo Fixation
    Pianissimo Preoccupation
    Aches & Pains (Technique Problems)
    Pedal Repulsion
    Wrist Drowsiness
    Sticky Tipitis
    Digit Flotation
    Fused Phalanges
    Floppy Finger Predicament
    Forging your personal course and researching New Cures
    Ailment Index
    About Nicola Cantan
    More from Nicola Cantan
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  • Conjuring Freedom: Music and Masculinity in the Civil War's by Johari Jabir

    By Johari Jabir

    Conjuring Freedom: track and Masculinity within the Civil War’s “Gospel Army” analyzes the songs of the first South Carolina Volunteers, a regiment of Black squaddies who met nightly within the functionality of the hoop shout. during this learn, acknowledging the significance of conjure as a spiritual, political, and epistemological perform, Johari Jabir demonstrates how the musical functionality allowed troop contributors to include new identities on the subject of nationwide citizenship, militarism, and masculinity in additional inclusive methods. Jabir additionally establishes how those musical practices of the regiment continued lengthy after the Civil conflict in Black tradition, resisting, for example, the paternalism and co-optive country antiracism of the film Glory, and the idea that Blacks must be deracinated to be complete citizens.

     Reflecting the constitution of the hoop shout—the counterclockwise track, dance, drum, and tale in African American background and culture—Conjuring Freedom offers 3 new thoughts to cultural reports with a purpose to describe the practices, recommendations, and implications of the troop’s functionality: (1) Black Communal Conservatories, borrowing from Robert Farris Thompson’s “invisible academies” to explain the structural yet spontaneous caliber of black music-making, (2) Listening Hermeneutics, which debts for the generative and fabric impacts of sound on meaning-making, and (3) Sonic Politics, which issues to the political implications of music’s use in modern representations of race and history.

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  • The Blues Play-A-Long and Solos Collection for by Andrew D. Gordon

    By Andrew D. Gordon

    Andrew D. Gordon has created 30, 12bar blues play-a-long backing tracks were created in a variety of Blues types, keys and tempos corresponding to: Funky Blues, Boogie Blues, Jazz Blues, Minor Blues, kingdom Blues, Latin Blues, previous Time Jazz Blues, Jazz Swing Blues, vintage Blues Rock, Soulful Blues, sluggish Blues and plenty of extra. all the 30 play-a-long tracks has been recorded with 12 choruses of the 12 bar blues development supplying you with considerable time to perform soloing thoughts totaling over three hours of music.

    Blues is the root of many types of track and those tracks were in particular prepared to incorporate types comparable to: Jazz, Funk, folks, kingdom, Latin, Rock, Gospel, Pop, Boogie, providing you with a well-rounded choice of musical kinds according to the Blues.

    The 30 Blues kinds comprises three solo improvisational melody strains every one of that are 12 measures in size, starting from a uncomplicated solo and extending in ability point designed for musicians/music scholars of all degrees totaling ninety solos. additionally, there's a rhythm keyboard chart so you might play a rhythm keyboard half for every Blues sort. utilizing this e-book can assist you in your approach to turning into an outstanding sounding blues pianist/keyboard player
    Includes downloadable electronic audio documents, info in book.
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  • Musical Listening in the Age of Technological Reproduction by Gianmario Borio

    By Gianmario Borio

    it's indisputable that expertise has made a tangible influence at the nature of musical listening. the recent media have replaced our dating with track in a myriad of the way, no longer least as the adventure of listening can now be lengthy at will and repeated at any time and in any house. furthermore, one of the extra remarkable social phenomena ushered in by way of the technological revolution, one can't fail to say music’s present prestige as a commodity and well known music’s unparalleled worldwide succeed in. in keeping with those new social and perceptual stipulations, the act of listening has assorted right into a wide selection of styles of behaviour which appear to withstand any try at unification. focused listening, the shape of musical reception fostered by way of Western paintings track, now seems to be yet one of many many ways during which audiences reply to equipped sound. Cinema, for instance, has built particular methods of mixing photographs and sounds; and, extra lately, electronic know-how has redefined the normal different types of mass communique. info is aestheticized, and track in flip is integrated into pre-existing symbolic fields. This quantity - the 1st within the sequence Musical Cultures of the 20th Century - deals a wide-ranging exploration of the family members among sound, expertise and listening practices, thought of from the complementary views of paintings tune and renowned track, track theatre and multimedia, composition and function, ethnographic and anthropological research.
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  • How To Get Started As A Singer-Songwriter: Building A Career by Katie Lott

    By Katie Lott

    how you can start As A Singer-Songwriter is a step by step consultant to development a occupation as a singer-songwriter. The e-book outlines my very own approach for taking my occupation from 0 to a 6-state journey within the first 7 months. you are going to how you can publication your individual gigs, advertise your gigs, manage your personal site, deal with your social media bills, e-book your first travel, and (most importantly) earn cash via freeing track on-line, accumulating royalties, enjoying gigs, and promoting item.


    Chapter 1: Honing Your Craft
    Chapter 2: reserving Your First Gig
    Chapter three: facing Venues
    Chapter four: Sound Equipment
    Chapter five: selling Your First Gig
    Chapter 6: enjoying Your First Gig
    Chapter 7: Your Website
    CHAPTER eight: YOUR electronic mail LIST
    Chapter nine: Social Media
    Chapter 10: different web pages To Consider
    Chapter eleven: liberating Your Music
    Chapter 12: on-line shops & Streaming Services
    Chapter thirteen: Royalties
    Chapter thirteen: Merchandise
    Chapter 15: reserving Your First Tour
    Chapter sixteen: taking part in Your First Tour
    Chapter 17: establishing A Business
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  • Festivalized: Music, Politics, Alternative Culture by Ian Abrahams,Bridget Wishart

    By Ian Abrahams,Bridget Wishart

    Singer/Songwriter/Performance Artist Bridget Wishart (Hawkwind, Hippy Slags, Demented Stoats, Spirits Burning) and song Journalist Ian Abrahams (Hawkwind – Sonic Assassins, unusual Boat – Mike Scott & The Waterboys, list Collector, R2, Vive Le Rock) current their ‘talking heads’ ebook at the British loose pageant scene of the 70s, 80s and early 90s, Festivalized.

    Festivalized surveys the historical past of the loose gala's in the course of the tales and viewpoints of these who have been there. Musicians, level Organisers, Writers, Band Managers, Attendees, travelers, and Landowners all deliver their eye-witness debts and first-hand studies to this bright rfile of the choice tradition at play.

    Researched via over 50 interviews, together with participants of remarkable pageant bands equivalent to Hawkwind, Magic Mushroom Band, Ozric Tentacles, The Levellers, right here & Now, Magic Muscle, Mandragora, Zounds, Smartpils, tradition surprise, and 2000DS, and revered counterculture commentators comparable to Mick Farren and Penny Rimbaud, Festivalized relates the highs and lows, the conflicts and the achievements of the pageant scene. From the gala's at Glastonbury, Windsor nice Park and Stonehenge to the traveling Convoy park-ups and the myriad 80s gatherings and directly to the final nice unfastened competition at Castlemorton in 1992, here's an intensive recounting of the fairs and the characters that inhabited them.

    Covering the musical, social and political points of the loose fairs, Festivalized is an even-handed and complete account in their improvement out of the 60s counterculture, their height at Stonehenge in 1984 while a reputed 80,000 revellers accumulated on Salisbury simple, and their decline into difficult medicinal drugs that observed bands attacked on degree, violent confrontations with the Thatcher executive, and alleged infiltration by way of the safety prone. by no means sentimental, constantly aim, Festivalized is a important and interesting oral background of a scene now vanished from the British countryside.

    [Festivalized] vividly portrays the highs, lows, conflicts and achievements of this distinctive countercultural stream. a decent, unflinching portrait of this key interval of social historical past. (Shindig!) *****

    A hugely enlightening learn that conjures up wistful stories of extra carefree occasions. you could virtually scent the wooden smoke because the chillum’s handed around the campfire. (Vive Le Rock) 8/10

    A measured, fantastically prepare, relocating, humorous, severe, thought-provoking account of an excellent time within the substitute tradition of our kingdom. It merits to be acknowledged as a ancient record. (Terrascope)

    Festivalized is an extremely good documented examine in regards to the virtually forgotten lifestyle and its social and cultural impression on today’s society. (It’s Psychedelic Baby)

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  • Grunge: Seattle by Justin Henderson

    By Justin Henderson

    Chronicling the intertwined lives of individuals of center grunge bands, Justin Henderson finds the origins and inspirations of the grunge tune flow. Illustrating the dramatic and emotional tensions that arose among some of the avid gamers, he describes the collisions among personalities and egos, artists and firms, suburbs and towns, obscurity and reputation. The ebook is usually a special consultant to the main destinations within the grunge tale, exploring the cafes, flats, and studios the place contributors of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Mudhoney, and Alice in Chains practiced and performed. a brand new bankruptcy explores the ongoing impression of Grunge on track today.
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