Category: Music

  • Classical Music For Dummies

    By David Pogue, Scott Speck

    The extra you recognize approximately classical track, the extra you like it. Now, due to Classical track For Dummies, you could in attaining a complete new point of perception into either the composers and the compositions that experience made classical song one of many nice accomplishments of humankind.

    Classical track For Dummies does not suppose that you've got a level in musicology -- or maybe that you simply took a direction in song appreciation. particularly, the multimedially proficient David Pogue and popular conductor Scott Speck clarify classical song in phrases you could comprehend, and so they describe musical parts for you to pay attention them for yourself.

    A reference you could dip into at any element, Classical track For Dummies covers such themes as

    • The a variety of varieties that classical tune takes -- from symphonies to thread quartets
    • What is going on behind the curtain and on degree to fill a live performance corridor with nice classical music
    • How to acknowledge, by way of sight and by means of sound, the numerous tools that make up an orchestra
    • The nuts and bolts of classical song -- from rhythm to harmonic progression
    Plus, Classical song For Dummies comes entire with a CD containing over 60 mins of masterpieces compiled particularly for the ebook. The CD additionally incorporates a demo model of the Angel/EMI Classics For DummiesTM multimedia interface to attempt out in your Windows-based laptop or Macintosh computing device.
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  • Ween's Chocolate and Cheese (33 1/3)

    By Hank Shteamer

    Ween now sounds like an everlasting fixture at the pop-cultural panorama, but if the band first hit MTV within the early '90s, their toughness wasn't so safe. approximately 20 years on, although, Aaron "Gene Ween" Freeman and Mickey "Dean Ween" Melchiondo preside over essentially the most committed cult fan bases in American tune. So how precisely did Ween have the ability to go beyond joke-band oblivion?

    One solution is that, within the years following their MTV step forward, Ween steadily polished their output, turning their staunchly primitive musical sketches into hi-fi work. Chocolate and Cheese, published in 1994, marked Freeman and Melchiondo's first an important steps during this path. in response to new, in-depth interviews with either contributors of Ween, in addition to manufacturer Andrew Weiss and colleagues starting from Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) to Spike Jonze, this publication explores the song-by-song production of Chocolate and Cheese and the way the album served as a bridge among Ween's unique two-guys-and-a-4-track incarnation and the wealthy, virtuosic rock & roll strength they'd later become.

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  • Deadheads: Stories from Fellow Artists, Friends & Followers of the Grateful Dead

    By Linda Kelly

    "One of the simplest books at the thankful Dead." —Rolling Stone

    Just what used to be it in regards to the thankful lifeless that made them rock and roll’s such a lot cherished band? In Deadheads, people with the genuine tale, who have been there and are nonetheless hearing the track, clarify it all.

    Grateful lifeless lyricist John Perry Barlow talks approximately his lifelong friendship with useless guitarist Bob Weir. Cajun chef Rick Begneaud stocks his stories of feeding the lifeless. John Popper of Blues traveller remembers fidgeting with the lifeless at invoice Graham’s memorial tribute, whereas publicist Dennis McNally stocks a few wild adventures of operating with the band for greater than thirty years. writer Linda Kelly recollects being dragged to her first actual lifeless express, striking with Jerry in long island urban, and more.

    First-show revelations, behind the curtain adventures, parking zone hoopla, how-to-live-life philosophies, unusual tangential studies stemming from being in that convinced position at that yes time—these exciting anecdotes evoke amazing pictures, plenty of smiles, and a detailed inspect a desirable phenomenon within the heritage of music.

    This twentieth-anniversary version of Deadheads celebrates fifty years of track and contains the simplest tales from the unique 1995 version, new chapters, in addition to new interviews with a number of associates, artists, and fans of the thankful Dead.
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  • A Pianist's A-Z: A piano lover's reader

    By Alfred Brendel

    'This booklet distils what, at my complex age, i think in a position to say approximately tune, musicians, and issues of my pianistic profession.'

    Ever due to the fact Alfred Brendel bid farewell to the live performance degree after six a long time of appearing, he has been passing on his perception and adventure within the kind of lectures, readings and master-classes. This reader for fanatics of the piano distils his musical and linguistic eloquence and big wisdom, and may end up priceless to somebody with an curiosity within the method, heritage and repertoire of the piano.

    Erudite, witty, enlightening and deeply own, A Pianist's A to Z is the appropriate e-book for all piano enthusiasts, musicians and track aficionados: not often has the device been defined in such an enjoyable and clever fashion.

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  • Music: An Appreciation

    By Roger Kamien

    McGraw-Hill is revolutionizing the tune Appreciation path by means of introducing its first customized electronic studying event with Roger Kamien’s Music: An Appreciation. utilizing this market-leading device that brings nice track to the direction in additional methods than ever earlier than, scholars at the moment are reworked into energetic members within the song Appreciation house. the result's energetic listening, lively analyzing, and lively studying.

    attach is the one built-in studying procedure that empowers scholars by way of always adapting to carry accurately what they wish, once they want it, in order that your type time is extra attractive and potent. It offers instruments that make overview more straightforward, studying extra enticing, and learning extra efficient.

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  • Faure and French Musical Aesthetics (Music in the Twentieth Century)

    By Carlo Caballero

    This wide-ranging examine of Gabriel Fauré and his contemporaries reclaims aesthetic different types an important to French musical lifestyles within the early 20th century. Its interrelated chapters deal with the subjects of sincerity, originality, novelty, self-renewal, homogeneity and spiritual trust on the subject of Fauré's song and concepts. Taking a huge view of cultural lifestyles throughout the composer's lifetime and past, the e-book strikes among particular information in Fauré's tune and comparable serious, literary and philosophical matters, starting from Gounod to Boulez and from Proust to Valéry. principally, the e-book connects summary values to creative offerings and hence areas such works as Fauré's Requiem, los angeles bonne chanson, los angeles chanson d'Eve, L'horizon chimérique, and the chamber tune in a brand new mild.
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  • Rock 'n' Roll Myths: The True Stories Behind the Most Infamous Legends

    By Gary Graff, Daniel Durchholz

    It's possibly the relative modernity of rock 'n' roll that makes the style a minefield of myths and legends accredited as fact. heritage hasn't had time to dissect the bunk. till now.

    Discover the true tales at the back of rock's greatest crocks, how they got here to be yet why they've got endured. Did Cass Elliott fairly asphyxiate herself with a ham sandwich? Did the Beatles spark a spliff in Buckingham? Did Willie Nelson do an identical within the White apartment? Did Keith Richards get an entire "oil switch" at a Swiss sanatorium in 1973 to go a drug try out essential to embark on an American journey with the Stones?
    Then there is the freaky (did Michael Jackson personal the continues to be of the Elephant Man?), the quasi-medical (Rod Stewart and that abdominal pump?), the culinary (did Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne particularly do all these issues to bats, chickens, and so on. onstage?), and the apocryphal (did Robert Johnson promote his soul to the Prince of Darkness in alternate for mastery of the blues?).
    In all, more than 50 enduring lies are tested, defined, and debunked.



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  • Learn to Play Guitar: A Comprehensive Guitar Guide for Beginners to Intermediate

    By Gareth Evans

    “Covers a variety subject matters crucial for all guitarists. lots of info and strong recommendation participant can dip into as wanted. there are lots of examples to perform with the backing tracks. a really great tool that will help you development together with your guitar playing." Hedley Timbs BA(Mus), Grad.Dip. educating (New Zealand)

    "Plenty of aspect that is going into posture, hand place, thumb place, and so forth. The notation and strumming is de facto reliable right here since it builds up in levels. In a lesson, you could introduce it during this means piece by means of piece and never weigh down the student." Michael Hanna, Grade eight RS.Guitar - Larne Guitar tuition (N.Ireland)

    Learn to Play Guitar is finished and transparent with over a hundred and eighty photographic examples, illustrations and function made diagrams. This guitar e-book contains forty two downloadable mp3 tracks of complete band demo and backing song with the guitar got rid of so that you can play over. learn how to Play Guitar bridges the gaps, explaining guitar thoughts that may be taken with no consideration by means of more matured guitar players.

    Melodies - To get you instantly into taking part in tune, numbers were extra beneath guitar tablature to aid with the rhythm. in a while, the rhythmical point of traditional song notation is roofed so that you can use it along side tablature.

    Rhythm Guitar - altering among chords and strumming are provided as separate matters at first, so you might strengthen coordination in every one hand independently. they're then introduced jointly beginning with simple workouts, getting extra complex till there's a rhythm guitar musical piece to play.

    Music Theory - the most important scale, minor scale, significant and minor pentatonic scales and uncomplicated significant and minor chord building are defined when it comes to the fret-board and strengthened by means of musical items in numerous kinds to make the training approach functional and enjoyable.

    What Else? - Fret-board structure, energy chords, barre chords, the way to string a guitar, tips on how to education guitar, palm muting and simple lead guitar techniques.

    Please be aware: The publication contains musical items so isn't really appropriate for smaller screens.

    "We enjoyed the publication. the data was once good paced and concise sufficient to not weigh down. Any newbie would certainly reap the benefits of having this ebook, and it's a superb reminder should you may need forgotten info or are trying to find them.” Nimal De Silva, The song storage (Singapore)

    "Through analyzing and studying from this e-book, avid gamers can find a deep, huge and in-depth method of the strategy, conception and every little thing else regarding being a superb newbie guitarist. may suggest this for an individual who's seeking to get a very strong grip on how you can play the guitar, and in addition to tutors who're how you can increase their very own tutoring abilities." Logan Ellis, Mgr. Spiderhands Productions Ltd (New Zealand)

    “Learn to play Guitar is a perfect spouse to help the newbie on their new came across musical trip. hugely recommended.” Liam Cain, BMus (hons) specialist Guitarist (UK)
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  • Pro Tools All-in-One For Dummies

    By Jeff Strong

    A specialist musician publications critical hobbyists via seasoned Tool

    Pro instruments places expert recording and tune creation software program within the fingers of an individual with the best and the data to take advantage of it. Musician and recording engineer Jeff powerful publications you thru the most recent model of this advanced application, delivering two times the content material of the legitimate consultant at a lower cost. 8 minibooks conceal recording fundamentals, getting all started with professional instruments, recording audio, modifying audio, handling MIDI, blending, gaining knowledge of, and getting your track to the masses.

    • The most modern model of professional instruments deals a complete variety of recent probabilities for the recording artist; this soup-to-nuts consultant explains every little thing you must comprehend to take complete good thing about it
    • Written by means of a qualified musician and recording engineer who has authored earlier variations of this publication in addition to domestic Recording For Musicians For Dummies and Drums For Dummies
    • Eight minibooks conceal recording fundamentals, getting begun with seasoned instruments, recording audio, enhancing audio, dealing with MIDI, blending, getting to know, and allotting your music
    • Explains the right way to configure your computing device and fasten undefined, right microphone settings, steps for buying your tune to sound how you wish, pointers on placing your tracks jointly professionally, and lots more and plenty more

    If making track is your ardour, Pro instruments All-in-One For Dummies, third Edition is precisely what you want to begin sharing your sounds with the world.

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