Essential lessons for comeback players, midlevel players, and all beginners. Covers tone production, breathing, tongue use, written music, how to practice, and more essentials to get you started right. Essential Trumpet Lessons is written by Jonathan Harnum, a player and teacher with over 35 years of experience and a PhD in music education from Northwestern University. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Harnum. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091013de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This first book in a series on the Beatles, The Beatles Trivia Book: The Early Years, Volume 1, covers the time of their pre-teen and teenage years: before they became famous as the Beatles we now know. It covers the four Beatles in their early days of performing throughout England, Scotland, and Germany. In addition, there are a dozens of trivia questions concerning family names, dates, places, relationships, etc. The books in this series are broken down into various themes or sections related to the lives and experiences of the Beatles. All trivia questions have multiple choice options for the correct answers, and all answers can be found at the end of each section or chapter. The questions range from easy to medium to difficult. About half of the several hundred questions in this book are for new Beatles fans and the average Beatles devotees from the past. The other half are made deliberately more challenging for even the hardcore Beatles enthusiasts who already know a great deal about the group. Everyone will learn many things they didn´t know before (or forgot along the way). If anyone can answer all these questions off the top of their heads without an incorrect answer, then you are a rare Beatles genius! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Beretta. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065394de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
So, you´re a music teacher. Or perhaps you are an administrator hoping to start a music program at your school. Maybe your program is running, but you have no idea how to drive it, give it a long vision and productive implementation. Is it working? Is it doing what it should be doing? What is that goal in the first place? Or maybe you are a parent, wondering how to put your child or yourself on the path to music literacy. This book is for you. Once a culture restores the priority of training its people in music, the task shifts to finding what type of instruction should be present in formal school education. In this book, you will find practical help in answer to this search and so much more: Music as a language Four principles for music literacy Common pitfalls in music training Music making vs. music history The teacher as curriculum It´s time to revive robust music training again, training that imparts great skill modeled after the Triune God who authored all truth, goodness and beauty. Whatever your role in this endeavor, this book will offer tools to again bring musicians like Bach to the Future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jarrod Richey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083100de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Think about your career as a writer... How would you want to put out great songs out there, without having to hire a writer and still remain satisfied with the results? How would you help them recognize bad decisions so they could prevent the same choices in the future? What would you do if your songs didn´t have this unique touch? How would you cope with short delays and the will to become a great singer one day? What would you do if you had a great voice but lacked the writing technique to explore it a little bit more? Would you like to know how to overcome your writing flaws or solve them if they are happening to you right now? Would you like a life where wasting time looking for a theme for your song were replaced with effective writing techniques? Would you like to go to bed knowing that all is left to do is record your song the next day? Would you like solutions instead of months and months of projects delays? Do you feel as though you have done all you can and there are no solutions to your problem? This book can provide you with the tools to change all of that and give you a positive outlook on writing good songs in a short delay. How to write quality songs all by respecting your creativity How to deal with finding a great theme and tell a great story Why you have trouble keeping your focus while your write. How to find your rhythm and measure how long your verse should be. Why structure in songwriting is so great. How to take control of your writing and timing and so much more... Get your copy now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebekah Amber Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081532de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Exploring American Folk Music: Ethnic, Grassroots, and Regional Traditions in the United States reflects the fascinating diversity of regional and grassroots music in the United States. The book covers the diverse strains of American folk music - Latin, Native American, African, French-Canadian, British, and Cajun - and offers a chronology of the development of folk music in the United States. A chapter includes detailed information about the roots of hip hop. Exploring American Folk Music also introduces you to such important figures in American music as Bob Wills, Lydia Mendoza, Bob Dylan, and Muddy Waters, who helped shape what America sounds like in the 21st century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Rene Zuzel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025958de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rhythm & blues emerged from the African American community in the late 1940s to become the driving force in American popular music over the next half-century. Although sometimes called ´´doo-wop´´, ´´soul´´, ´´funk´´, ´´urban contemporary´´, or ´´hip-hop´´, R&B is actually an umbrella category that includes all of these styles and genres. It is in fact a modern-day incarnation of a musical tradition that stretches back to 19th-century America, and even further to African beginnings. The New Blue Music: Changes in Rhythm & Blues, 1950-1999 traces the development of R&B from 1950 to 1999 by closely analyzing the top 25 songs of each decade. The music of artists as wide-ranging as Louis Jordan; John Lee Hooker; Ray Charles; James Brown; Earth, Wind & Fire; Michael Jackson; Public Enemy; Mariah Carey; and Usher takes center stage as the author illustrates how R&B has not only retained its traditional core style, but has also experienced a ´´re-Africanization´´ over time. By investigating musical elements of form, style, and content in R&B - and offering numerous musical examples - the book shows the connection between R&B and other forms of American popular and religious music, such as spirituals, ragtime, blues, jazz, country, gospel, and rock ´n´ roll. With this evidence in hand, the author hypothesizes the existence of an even larger musical ´´super-genre´´ which he labels ´´The New Blue Music´´. Richard J. Ripani is a faculty member at Hume-Fogg Academic High School in Nashville, Tennessee. He is also a professional musician and songwriter in Nashville, performing with artists such as Ronnie Milsap, Ronnie McDowell, the Kentucky Headhunters, and Lee Greenwood. He has worked on numerous national television programs and earned gold and platinum records. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kenneth Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003714de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the first study to explore fully the myth of America as reflected in the nation´s popular music. Beginning with the songs of the Pilgrims and continuing through more than two centuries of history and music, Born in the U.S.A. shows the emerging American myth and gives a close reading of the compositions of songwriters as diverse as William Billings, Henry Clay Work, Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen. So that the full and diverse narrative of this complex nation might be recorded, this insightful study is focused both upon the national myth and upon the songwriters and performers representing subcultures and alternative viewpoints that are the text of America´s story. Through hymnlike paeans and through discordant lamentations protesting the realities of the contemporary workaday world, popular music is an astonishing mirror of American history. The book is published by University Press of Mississippi. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084876de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
People have a tendency to look at the worst in people. They especially have that tendency when the people are stars who have made millions of dollars in the rap industry. I have seen and recorded the worst but I choose to focus on the best. Lil Wayne is not a success because he spews explicit language, demeans black women and jumps up and down on stage with his shirt off - anyone can do that. Lil Wayne is successful because Dwayne Carter applies principles of substance underneath the symbol of the rapper. Because of those principles (that I have adapted to lessons within this book) he is without a doubt one of the greatest recording artist of our time and will live forever in the minds of those who have grown up on his music. I have personally gained from his words while videotaping his life for years, from the Carter I album through to the Carter III. These lessons that have come during nationwide tours, while at his home, on private jets, on our way to jail, overseas and more. Words spoken after the groupies had left, the security had turned in for the night, and his entourage was out. Just him, me, and the camera. No matter what and where you are in life this book contains lessons we all can benefit from! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anthony Stewart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068754de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the former senior editor of Rolling Stone and author of The Holy or the Broken, called ´´thoughtful and illuminating´´ by The New York Times, a new book on the unlikely coming to be of Prince´s now legendary album. Purple Rain is a song, an album, and a film - each one a commercial success and cultural milestone. How did this semiautobiographical musical masterpiece that blurred R&B, pop, dance, and rock sounds come to alter the recording landscape and become an enduring touchstone for successive generations of fans? Purple Rain is widely considered to be among the most important albums in music history and is often named the best soundtrack of all time. It sold over a million copies in its first week and blasted to number one on the charts, where it would remain for a full six months and eventually sell over 20 million copies worldwide. It spun off three huge hit singles, won Grammys and an Oscar, and took Prince from pop star to legend. Coinciding with the 30th anniversary year of Purple Rain´s release, acclaimed music journalist Alan Light takes a timely look at the making and incredible popularizing of this once seemingly impossible project. With impeccable research and in-depth interviews with people who witnessed Prince´s audacious vision becoming a reality, Light reveals how a rising but not yet established artist from the Midwest was able not only to get Purple Rain made but deliver on his promise to conquer the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Berman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/022248de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.