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From 'Eight Miles High' to 'Empire State of Mind', from Mississippi to Mali and from Ella Fitzgerald to Elton John, 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die picks through nearly a century of music to bring you an inspiring selection of some of the greatest recordings ever made. Each ...
1001 Songs: You Must Hear Before You Die
From 'Eight Miles High' to 'Empire State of Mind', from Mississippi to Mali and from Ella Fitzgerald to Elton John, 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die picks through nearly a century of music to bring you an inspiring selection of some of the greatest recordings ever made. Each entry in this wonderfully browsable book tells the story of a great song. Find out what inspired the songwriter, what makes the track so enduring, which songs it influenced in turn and which cover version to listen out for. You will also pick up a wealth of fascinating trivia along the way. What links Lead Belly, Lonnie Donegan and 'Black Betty'? Whose gravestone inspired Phil Spector's first hit? And for which song did Johnny Rotten replace the singer from Def Leppard? Read on and find out. Love your music? Then you need 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die in your life.
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34.12 USD

1001 Songs: You Must Hear Before You Die

by Robert Dimery
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A conductor is one of classical music's most recognizable figures. Many people who have never actually been to an orchestral concert have an image of what one looks like. But rarely does such a well-known profession attract so many questions: 'Surely orchestras can play perfectly well without you? Do you ...
The Silent Musician: Why Conducting Matters
A conductor is one of classical music's most recognizable figures. Many people who have never actually been to an orchestral concert have an image of what one looks like. But rarely does such a well-known profession attract so many questions: 'Surely orchestras can play perfectly well without you? Do you really make any difference to the performance?' This book is not intended to be an instruction manual for conductors, nor is it a history of conducting. It is for all who wonder what conductors actually do. Exploring the relationships with the musicians and music they conduct, and the public and personal responsibilities they face, leading conductor Mark Wigglesworth writes with engaging honesty about the role for any music lover curious to know whether or not the profession really matters.
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25.58 USD

The Silent Musician: Why Conducting Matters

by Mark Wigglesworth
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Improvisation - the creation of a unique combination of musical content within a musical context - is core to musicianship. As authors Suzanne L. Burton and Alden H. Snell II demonstrate, students already build skills that drive improvisation when they listen to music or imitate rhythmic patterns. Building from this ...
Ready, Set, Improvise!: The Nuts and Bolts of Music Improvisation
Improvisation - the creation of a unique combination of musical content within a musical context - is core to musicianship. As authors Suzanne L. Burton and Alden H. Snell II demonstrate, students already build skills that drive improvisation when they listen to music or imitate rhythmic patterns. Building from this observation, Ready, Set, Improvise! addresses improvisation in a cogent, clear, practical, and sequential manner. As an essential resource for music educators, this book synthesizes what we know about exemplary music teaching and learning, provides an easy-to-follow sequence for guiding improvisation instruction, and gives techniques for assessment of students' skill and conceptual development. Burton and Snell explore lessons in singing, rhythmic chanting, moving, and playing instrument exercises that prepare students to improvise. This all-in-one guide gives music teachers the necessary tools with which to plan the next steps for students to become independent musicians.
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22.17 USD

Ready, Set, Improvise!: The Nuts and Bolts of Music Improvisation

by Alden Snell, Suzanne Burton
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This is the full story of every single song that Michael Jackson recorded and released during his long and remarkable solo career. With fascinating stories and detailed information on every track - as well as key early songs with The Jackson Five and his legendary dance moves and videos - ...
Michael Jackson: All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track
This is the full story of every single song that Michael Jackson recorded and released during his long and remarkable solo career. With fascinating stories and detailed information on every track - as well as key early songs with The Jackson Five and his legendary dance moves and videos - All the Songs is the complete unofficial history of one of the greatest musical legacies of all time. Arranged chronologically by album, expert authors Lecocq and Allard explore the details behind early hits such as ABC and I Want You Back, to solo masterpieces such as Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, Billie Jean, Beat It, Smooth Criminal, Black or White, This Is It and more - including outtakes, duets and rare tracks. Explore the magic behind the King of Pop's music with this in-depth, captivating book.
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52.500000 USD

Michael Jackson: All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track

by Richard Lecocq, Francois Allard
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Issues of identity have always been central to the American musical in all its guises. Who appears in musicals, who or what they are meant to represent, and how, over time, those representations have been understood and interpreted, provide the very basis for our engagement with the genre. In this ...
Identities and Audiences in the Musical: An Oxford Handbook of the American Musical, Volume 3
Issues of identity have always been central to the American musical in all its guises. Who appears in musicals, who or what they are meant to represent, and how, over time, those representations have been understood and interpreted, provide the very basis for our engagement with the genre. In this third volume of the reissued Oxford Handbook of the American Musical, chapters focus on race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality, regional vs. national identity, and the cultural and class significance of the musical itself. As important as the question of who appears in musicals are the questions of who watches and listens to them, and of how specific cultures of reception attend differently to the musical. Chapters thus address cultural codes inherent to the genre, in particular those found in traditional school theater programs.
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26.200000 USD

Identities and Audiences in the Musical: An Oxford Handbook of the American Musical, Volume 3

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By taking a thematic approach to the study of music appreciation, Music: A Social Experience, Second Edition demonstrates how music reflects and deepens both individual and cultural understandings. Musical examples are presented within universally experienced social frameworks (ethnicity, gender, spirituality, love, and more) to help students understand how music reflects ...
Music: A Social Experience
By taking a thematic approach to the study of music appreciation, Music: A Social Experience, Second Edition demonstrates how music reflects and deepens both individual and cultural understandings. Musical examples are presented within universally experienced social frameworks (ethnicity, gender, spirituality, love, and more) to help students understand how music reflects and advances human experience. Students engage with multiple genres (Western art music, popular music, and world music) through lively narratives and innovative activities. A companion website features streaming audio and instructors' resources. New to this edition: Two additional chapters: Music and the Life Cycle and Music and Technology Essay questions and key terms lists at the ends of chapters Additional repertoire and listening guides covering all historical periods of Western art music Expanded instructors' resources Many additional images Updated student web materials Visit the companion website: www.routledge.com/cw/cornelius
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146.73 USD

Music: A Social Experience

by Dr. Mary Natvig, Steven Cornelius
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Composers and sound artists have explored for decades how to transform microphones and loudspeakers from inaudible technology into genuinely new musical instruments. While the sound reproduction industry had claimed perfect high fidelity already at the beginning of the twentieth century, these artists found surprising ways of use - for instance ...
Between Air and Electricity: Microphones and Loudspeakers as Musical Instruments
Composers and sound artists have explored for decades how to transform microphones and loudspeakers from inaudible technology into genuinely new musical instruments. While the sound reproduction industry had claimed perfect high fidelity already at the beginning of the twentieth century, these artists found surprising ways of use - for instance tweaking microphones, swinging loudspeakers furiously around, ditching microphones in all kinds of vessels, or strapping loudspeakers to body parts of the audience. Between air and electricity traces their quest and sets forward a new theoretical framework, providing historic background on technological and artistic development, and diagrams of concert and performance set-ups. From popular noise musician Merzbow to minimalist classic Alvin Lucier, cult instrument inventor Hugh Davies, or contemporary visual artist Lynn Pook - they all aimed to make audible what was supposed to remain silent. www.microphonesandloudspeakers.com
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41.950000 USD

Between Air and Electricity: Microphones and Loudspeakers as Musical Instruments

by Cathy Van Eck
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'...a fabulous book' Chris Evans (BBC Radio 2) A stunning collection of rare and unseen photographs and stories charting Ed Sheeran's rise to global superstar, by long-time collaborator Christie Goodwin. Featuring a foreword and additional photo captions by Ed's father, John Sheeran. When I first met Ed Sheeran he was ...
Ed Sheeran: Memories we made: Unseen photographs of my time with Ed
'...a fabulous book' Chris Evans (BBC Radio 2) A stunning collection of rare and unseen photographs and stories charting Ed Sheeran's rise to global superstar, by long-time collaborator Christie Goodwin. Featuring a foreword and additional photo captions by Ed's father, John Sheeran. When I first met Ed Sheeran he was unknown and unsigned - just a young busker trying to make it big. But I could see something special in Ed. I agreed to photograph him for free to help him on his way to the top. That was the beginning of a 10-year collaboration, with the two of us crossing paths as Ed became one of the biggest stars on the planet - a story told here, through my camera. Including images and stories I'm sharing for the first time, with additional captions by Ed's father John, this is an up-close and intimate view of Ed Sheeran. Christie Goodwin
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29.92 USD

Ed Sheeran: Memories we made: Unseen photographs of my time with Ed

by John Sheeran, Christie Goodwin
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This book contains straightforward, down-to-earth, bread-and-butter information chords. As soon as you read it you will understand it, and wonder why is has never been written like this before. It reveals secrets that take students YEARS to discover. It has taken Raymond Fricker over sixty years to find this extraordinarily ...
How To Find 84 Music Chords, No Print-Music To Read
This book contains straightforward, down-to-earth, bread-and-butter information chords. As soon as you read it you will understand it, and wonder why is has never been written like this before. It reveals secrets that take students YEARS to discover. It has taken Raymond Fricker over sixty years to find this extraordinarily simple system. RIGHT NOW it can be YOURS in SECONDS. Raymond explains how you can find eighty-four different chords, each one in less than ten seconds. It is ALL written from his own experience playing the piano and piano accordion. This information is absolutely PRICELESS, and because it is written so simply, it is easy for you to understand and to incorporate into your playing.
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17.05 USD

How To Find 84 Music Chords, No Print-Music To Read

by Raymond Fricker
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New in paperback. Extensively illustrated and written in down-to-earth language, this Haynes Manual is designed to take the novice guitar player through from first steps to confident, competent playing, but each chapter can also be read as a self-contained tutorial in its own right by those who already have some ...
Guitar Playing Manual
New in paperback. Extensively illustrated and written in down-to-earth language, this Haynes Manual is designed to take the novice guitar player through from first steps to confident, competent playing, but each chapter can also be read as a self-contained tutorial in its own right by those who already have some knowledge and skill. During the writing of this book, the author has recalled his own problems from his early playing days, some of which have taken many years and frustrations to resolve, and aimed to provide the reader with answers to many common stumbling blocks.
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25.58 USD

Guitar Playing Manual

by Martin Hatwood
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The Foundation Pianist is a set of two books by David Blackwell and Karen Marshall for students beyond the beginner stage who want to develop a technical and musical foundation to help them progress on to intermediate levels. Exploring piano technique through a variety of elements, the books include daily ...
The Foundation Pianist Book 2: A technical and musical curriculum for pianists at post Grade 2 level
The Foundation Pianist is a set of two books by David Blackwell and Karen Marshall for students beyond the beginner stage who want to develop a technical and musical foundation to help them progress on to intermediate levels. Exploring piano technique through a variety of elements, the books include daily exercises, sight-reading, repertoire and musical time travel. This series not only develops students' technique, reading, theory and musicianship, but also provides an invaluable insight into the world of classical music, from madrigals to symphonies and operas to concertos.
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14.180000 USD

The Foundation Pianist Book 2: A technical and musical curriculum for pianists at post Grade 2 level

by Karen Marshall, David Blackwell
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The Foundation Pianist is a set of two books by David Blackwell and Karen Marshall for students beyond the beginner stage who want to develop a technical and musical foundation to help them progress on to intermediate levels. Exploring piano technique through a variety of elements, the books include daily ...
The Foundation Pianist Book 1: A technical and musical curriculum for pianists at post Grade 1 level
The Foundation Pianist is a set of two books by David Blackwell and Karen Marshall for students beyond the beginner stage who want to develop a technical and musical foundation to help them progress on to intermediate levels. Exploring piano technique through a variety of elements, the books include daily exercises, sight-reading, repertoire and musical time travel. This series not only develops students' technique, reading, theory and musicianship, but also provides an invaluable insight into the world of classical music, from madrigals to symphonies and operas to concertos.
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14.180000 USD

The Foundation Pianist Book 1: A technical and musical curriculum for pianists at post Grade 1 level

by Karen Marshall, David Blackwell
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Get Set! Piano Christmas Crackers contains over 30 carols for the beginner pianist, featuring a range of techniques and quizzes to support musical development from the very first lessons to Grade 2. Full of festive favourites such as Jingle bells, Silent night and Deck the halls, with a few lesser ...
Get Set! Piano - Christmas Crackers
Get Set! Piano Christmas Crackers contains over 30 carols for the beginner pianist, featuring a range of techniques and quizzes to support musical development from the very first lessons to Grade 2. Full of festive favourites such as Jingle bells, Silent night and Deck the halls, with a few lesser known carols included for good measure, many of the pieces have simple but effective teacher duet parts to encourage ensemble playing from the start. The book is illustrated throughout in the charming Get Set! style, and students are encouraged to decorate and colour in the drawings to reflect their progress. Packed with fantastic, tried-and-tested arrangements and a variety of fun activities to reinforce learning, this is the ultimate beginner piano Christmas book! Expertly put together by award-winning authors, pieces include: * Good King Wenceslas * Jolly old Saint Nicholas * O come, all ye faithful * Up on the housetop * Jingle, bells * Away in a manger * Infant holy, Infant lowly * Under Bethl'hem's star so bright * The holly and the ivy * The first Nowell * O little town of Bethlehem * We wish you a Merry Christmas * Once in royal David's city * Hark! the herald angels sing * Silent night * Deck the hall * The Virgin Mary had a baby boy * Ding dong! merrily on high * God rest you merry, gentlemen * Huron carol * Patapan * Gabriel's message * Cantemos a Maria * While shepherds watched their flocks * Mary rocked her baby! * I saw three ships * Y Gelynnen (The holly) * We three kings of Orient are * Go, tell it on the mountain
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13.64 USD

Get Set! Piano - Christmas Crackers

by David Blackwell, Karen Marshall
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The Digital Musician, Third Edition is an introductory textbook for creative music technology and electronic music courses. Written to be accessible to students from any musical background, this book examines cultural awareness, artistic identity and musical skills, offering a system-agnostic survey of digital music creation. Each chapter presents creative projects ...
The Digital Musician
The Digital Musician, Third Edition is an introductory textbook for creative music technology and electronic music courses. Written to be accessible to students from any musical background, this book examines cultural awareness, artistic identity and musical skills, offering a system-agnostic survey of digital music creation. Each chapter presents creative projects that reinforce concepts, as well as case studies of real musicians and discussion questions for further reflection. This third edition has been updated to reflect developments in an ever-changing musical landscape-most notably the proliferation of mobile technologies-covering topics such as collaborative composition, virtual reality, data sonification and digital scores, while encouraging readers to adapt to continuous technological changes. With an emphasis on discovering one's musical voice and identity, and tools and ideas that are relevant in any musical situation, The Digital Musician is sure to be an invaluable student resource for years to come. Features of the third edition: Additional case studies, with new interviews exclusive to the third edition Revised chapter structure with an emphasis on student focus and understanding, featuring additional and expanded chapters Reinstatement of selected and updated first edition topics, including mixing, mastering and microphones Companion website featuring case study interviews, a historical listening list, bibliography and many additional projects Visit the companion website: www.andrewhugill.com/thedigitalmusician
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76.77 USD

The Digital Musician

by Andrew Hugill
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The Digital Musician, Third Edition is an introductory textbook for creative music technology and electronic music courses. Written to be accessible to students from any musical background, this book examines cultural awareness, artistic identity and musical skills, offering a system-agnostic survey of digital music creation. Each chapter presents creative projects ...
The Digital Musician
The Digital Musician, Third Edition is an introductory textbook for creative music technology and electronic music courses. Written to be accessible to students from any musical background, this book examines cultural awareness, artistic identity and musical skills, offering a system-agnostic survey of digital music creation. Each chapter presents creative projects that reinforce concepts, as well as case studies of real musicians and discussion questions for further reflection. This third edition has been updated to reflect developments in an ever-changing musical landscape-most notably the proliferation of mobile technologies-covering topics such as collaborative composition, virtual reality, data sonification and digital scores, while encouraging readers to adapt to continuous technological changes. With an emphasis on discovering one's musical voice and identity, and tools and ideas that are relevant in any musical situation, The Digital Musician is sure to be an invaluable student resource for years to come. Features of the third edition: Additional case studies, with new interviews exclusive to the third edition Revised chapter structure with an emphasis on student focus and understanding, featuring additional and expanded chapters Reinstatement of selected and updated first edition topics, including mixing, mastering and microphones Companion website featuring case study interviews, a historical listening list, bibliography and many additional projects Visit the companion website: www.andrewhugill.com/thedigitalmusician
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157.500000 USD
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An invaluable introduction to the art and craft of musical composition from a distinguished teacher and composer This essential introduction to the art and craft of musical composition is designed to familiarize beginning composers with principles and techniques applicable to a broad range of musical styles, from concert pieces to ...
Musical Composition: Craft and Art
An invaluable introduction to the art and craft of musical composition from a distinguished teacher and composer This essential introduction to the art and craft of musical composition is designed to familiarize beginning composers with principles and techniques applicable to a broad range of musical styles, from concert pieces to film scores and video game music. The first of its kind to utilize a style-neutral approach, in addition to presenting the commonly known classical forms, this book offers invaluable general guidance on developing and connecting musical ideas, building to a climax, and other fundamental formal principles. It is designed for both classroom use and independent study.
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30.70 USD

Musical Composition: Craft and Art

by Alan Belkin
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David Toop's extraordinary work of sonic history travels from the rainforests of Amazonas to the megalopolis of Tokyo via the work of artists as diverse as Brian Eno, Sun Ra, Erik Satie, Kate Bush, Kraftwerk and Brian Wilson. Beginning in 1889 at the Paris exposition when Debussy first heard Javanese ...
Ocean of Sound: Ambient sound and radical listening in the age of communication
David Toop's extraordinary work of sonic history travels from the rainforests of Amazonas to the megalopolis of Tokyo via the work of artists as diverse as Brian Eno, Sun Ra, Erik Satie, Kate Bush, Kraftwerk and Brian Wilson. Beginning in 1889 at the Paris exposition when Debussy first heard Javanese music performed, Ocean of Sound channels the competing instincts of 20th century music into an exhilarating, path-breaking account of ambient sound. 'A meditation on the development of modern music, there's no single term that is adequate to describe what Toop has accomplished here ... mixing interviews, criticism, history, and memory, Toop moves seamlessly between sounds, styles, genres, and eras' Pitchfork's '60 Favourite Music Books'
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17.05 USD

Ocean of Sound: Ambient sound and radical listening in the age of communication

by David Toop
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Electronic music is now ubiquitous, from mainstream pop hits to the furthest reaches of the avant-garde. The future, a long time coming, finally arrived. But how did we get here? In Mars by 1980, David Stubbs charts the evolution of electronic music from the earliest mechanical experiments in the late ...
Mars by 1980: The Story of Electronic Music
Electronic music is now ubiquitous, from mainstream pop hits to the furthest reaches of the avant-garde. The future, a long time coming, finally arrived. But how did we get here? In Mars by 1980, David Stubbs charts the evolution of electronic music from the earliest mechanical experiments in the late nineteenth century to the pre-World War 1 inventions of the Futurist Luigi Russolo, author of the 'Art Of Noises' manifesto. He takes us through the musique concrete of radical composers such as Edgard Varese, Pierre Schaeffer, and Karlheinz Stockhausen, to the gradual absorption of electronic instrumentation into the mainstream: be it through the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and the work of pioneers like Delia Derbyshire, grandiose prog rock, or the more DIY approach of electronica, house, and techno. It's a tale of mavericks and future dreamers overcoming Luddite resistance, malfunctioning devices, and sonic mayhem. Its beginnings are in the world of avant-classical composition, but the book also encompasses the cosmic funk of Stevie Wonder, Giorgio Moroder, and unforgettable 80s electronic pop from the likes of Depeche Mode, the Pet Shop Boys, and Laurie Anderson - right up to present day innovators on the underground scene. But above all, it's an essential story of authenticity: is this music? Is it legitimate? What drew its creators to make it? Where does it stand, in relation to rock and pop, classical and jazz music, to the modern society that generated it? And why does it resonate more strongly than ever in our own postmodern, seemingly post-futurist times? Mars by 1980 is the definitive account that answers these questions.
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34.12 USD

Mars by 1980: The Story of Electronic Music

by David Stubbs
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Music theory has an unfair reputation as an arcane, complicated subject. But it can be easy to learn and beneficial for a successful career in singing. In Music Essentials for Singers and Actors , award-winning composer Andrew Gerle offers an accessible presentation, conveying an in-depth, practical method for learning the ...
Music Essentials for Singers and Actors: Fundamentals of Notation, Sight Singing, and Music Theory
Music theory has an unfair reputation as an arcane, complicated subject. But it can be easy to learn and beneficial for a successful career in singing. In Music Essentials for Singers and Actors , award-winning composer Andrew Gerle offers an accessible presentation, conveying an in-depth, practical method for learning the fundamentals of music theory and sight singing for aspiring and working singers alike. Gerle leads readers step by step through every aspect of written music, using examples pulled entirely from real-world Broadway scores. Drawing on his years of experience as a Broadway vocal coach, Gerle shows readers how to use music theory to analyse a score for character development and create a more detailed and powerful performance. He delves deeply into each concept, working thoroughly through its basis in theory and connecting it to the music that we hear and sing every day. His incremental and methodical approach demystifies abstract concepts, and his unique 1-START method for score analysis teaches singers to scan a new song for large-scale patterns, encouraging them to read musical words instead of single notes. Gerle also shows how to focus on the visual, graphical nature of musical notation, learning to read music as a series of shapes a technique useful for all readers but especially those with dyslexia and other visual learning challenges. Each chapter is accompanied by downloadable audio examples and exercises to lock in newly learned concepts.
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36.740000 USD

Music Essentials for Singers and Actors: Fundamentals of Notation, Sight Singing, and Music Theory

by Andrew Gerle
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The Singer's Guide to German Diction is the essential foundation for a complete course in German diction for singers, vocal coaches, choral conductors, and anyone wishing to learn to learn the proper pronunciation of High German. Written by Valentin Lanzrein and Richard Cross, who each have years of experience on ...
The Singer's Guide to German Diction
The Singer's Guide to German Diction is the essential foundation for a complete course in German diction for singers, vocal coaches, choral conductors, and anyone wishing to learn to learn the proper pronunciation of High German. Written by Valentin Lanzrein and Richard Cross, who each have years of experience on stage, in the voice studio, and in the diction classroom, it provides an all-encompassing and versatile reference for the rules of German diction and their exceptions. Featuring an easily navigable format that uses tables and charts to support a visual understanding of the text, this guide allows the reader to find information on diction rules and quick help with the formation of each sound. It also places an emphasis on exceptions to the rules, which are crucial in learning the proper pronunciation of any language. Exceptions are not only provided with the diction rules, but are also gathered in a specific section for ease of reference. A glossary of difficult words, names, and exceptions is provided in the appendix, along with a section on Latin pronounced in the German manner. Extensive pronunciation exercises, as well as IPA transcription worksheets and short examples from the vocal literature, are used for practical application of the diction rules, and feature musical exercises drawn from art song, opera, and oratorio. The book's companion website supplements these musical exercises with high-quality audio clips recorded by leading professional singers, providing an invaluable resource for independent study. A comprehensive companion for teachers, students, and singers alike, The Singer's Guide to German Diction brings German diction to life through its well-structured system of practice and reference materials.
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36.750000 USD

The Singer's Guide to German Diction

by Richard Cross, Valentin Lanzrein
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Trinity College London Theory of Music Past Papers (May 2018) Grade 2
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3.41 USD

Trinity College London Theory of Music Past Papers (May 2018) Grade 2

by Trinity College London
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Trinity College London Theory of Music Past Papers (May 2018) Grade 1
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3.41 USD

Trinity College London Theory of Music Past Papers (May 2018) Grade 1

by Trinity College London
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Trinity College London Theory of Music Past Papers (May 2018) Grade 4
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4.26 USD

Trinity College London Theory of Music Past Papers (May 2018) Grade 4

by Trinity College London
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A piece a week Piano Grade 4 is ideal to be used alongside the Improve your sight-reading! graded piano books to support and improve the reading skills so fundamental to successful sight-reading. These fun, short pieces are specifically written to be learnt one per week. By continually reading accessible new ...
Improve your sight-reading! A Piece a Week Piano Grade 4
A piece a week Piano Grade 4 is ideal to be used alongside the Improve your sight-reading! graded piano books to support and improve the reading skills so fundamental to successful sight-reading. These fun, short pieces are specifically written to be learnt one per week. By continually reading accessible new repertoire, the crucial processing of information and hand-eye coordination are established and improved, developing confident sight-reading. The ability to sight-read fluently is a vital skill, enabling students to learn new pieces more quickly and play with other musicians. The best-selling Improve your sight-reading! series, by renowned educationalist Paul Harris, is designed to develop sight-reading skills, especially in the context of graded exams.
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10.23 USD

Improve your sight-reading! A Piece a Week Piano Grade 4

by Paul Harris
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Learn to play the ukulele with this beginner's guide that features information about basic techniques, tools, and music knowledge. What do George Clooney, Zooey Deschanel, Ryan Gosling and James Franco all have in common? Answer: they all play the ukulele and now, with this easy step-by-step guide, you can too! ...
How to Play Ukulele: A Complete Guide for Beginners
Learn to play the ukulele with this beginner's guide that features information about basic techniques, tools, and music knowledge. What do George Clooney, Zooey Deschanel, Ryan Gosling and James Franco all have in common? Answer: they all play the ukulele and now, with this easy step-by-step guide, you can too! With just this book and your ukulele in hand, you'll learn basic music skills, how to care for your instrument, and how to play some simple tunes. Whether you're looking to impress your friends with spontaneous singalongs, or just want to strum solo, How to Play Ukulele is the perfect entryway to the wonderful world of ukulele.
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17.05 USD

How to Play Ukulele: A Complete Guide for Beginners

by Dan Scanlan
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Complete Vocal Fitness: A Singer's Guide to Physical Training, Anatomy, and Biomechanics is a primer on sport-specific training for vocal athletes. Elite athletes apply cutting-edge research in movement and physiology to customize fitness regimens that ensure peak performance. The principles of sports science that enable them to fine-tune strength, flexibility ...
Complete Vocal Fitness: A Singer's Guide to Physical Training, Anatomy, and Biomechanics
Complete Vocal Fitness: A Singer's Guide to Physical Training, Anatomy, and Biomechanics is a primer on sport-specific training for vocal athletes. Elite athletes apply cutting-edge research in movement and physiology to customize fitness regimens that ensure peak performance. The principles of sports science that enable them to fine-tune strength, flexibility and dynamic stabilization to meet the requirements of a given sport are invaluable for preparing the body to meet the physical demands of singing. This book will teach you to: *Optimize alignment by identifying and resolving postural distortions *Balance strength and flexibility throughout your torso to facilitate full breathing and promote coordinated breath management *Improve oxygen consumption to enhance your stamina and ability to sustain long phrases *Stabilize your spine and major joints in order to continue performing with solid technique while meeting the demands of stage movement Musicians of all kinds benefit from understanding the basics of how their instruments work. This book is also a guide to how the vocal instrument functions. You will find accessible descriptions of the fundamental components of vocal anatomy - laryngeal function, articulation and resonance - explaining their movements, their interaction with one another, their integration with the anatomy of breathing and alignment, and relating them to common non-anatomical terminology often used in the voice studio.
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94.500000 USD

Complete Vocal Fitness: A Singer's Guide to Physical Training, Anatomy, and Biomechanics

by Claudia Friedlander
Hardback
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Over the past four decades, rap and hip hop culture have taken a central place in popular music both in the United States and around the world. Listening to Rap: An Introduction enables students to understand the historical context, cultural impact, and unique musical characteristics of this essential genre. Each ...
Listening to Rap: An Introduction
Over the past four decades, rap and hip hop culture have taken a central place in popular music both in the United States and around the world. Listening to Rap: An Introduction enables students to understand the historical context, cultural impact, and unique musical characteristics of this essential genre. Each chapter explores a key topic in the study of rap music from the 1970s to today, covering themes such as race, gender, commercialization, politics, and authenticity. Synthesizing the approaches of scholars from a variety of disciplines-including music, cultural studies, African-American studies, gender studies, literary criticism, and philosophy-Listening to Rap tracks the evolution of rap and hip hop while illustrating its vast cultural significance. The text features more than 60 detailed listening guides that analyze the musical elements of songs by a wide array of artists, from Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash to Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and more. A companion website showcases playlists of the music discussed in each chapter. Rooted in the understanding that cultural context, music, and lyrics combine to shape rap's meaning, the text assumes no prior knowledge. For students of all backgrounds, Listening to Rap offers a clear and accessible introduction to this vital and influential music.
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Listening to Rap: An Introduction

by Michael Berry
Paperback / softback
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Joel Rothman: Syncopation Etudes For Snare Drum
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Joel Rothman: Syncopation Etudes For Snare Drum

by Joel Rothman
Paperback / softback
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Piano Theory in Practice Made Easy 2A
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6.81 USD

Piano Theory in Practice Made Easy 2A

by Wilson Quah
Sheet music
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Piano Theory in Practice Made Easy 1A
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6.81 USD

Piano Theory in Practice Made Easy 1A

by Wilson Quah
Sheet music
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