Tangible in Music:The Tactile Learning of a Musical Instrument Marko Aho
Folk music is more than an idealized reminder of a simpler past. It reveals a great deal about present-day understandings of community and belonging. It celebrates the shared traditions that define a group or nation. In America, folk music - from African-American spirituals to English ballads and protest songs - renders the imagined community more tangible and comprises a critical component of our diverse national heritage. In ´´I Hear America Singing´´, Rachel Donaldson traces the vibrant history of the 20th-century folk music revival from its origins in the 1930s through its end in the late 1960s. She investigates the relationship between the revival and concepts of nationalism, showing how key figures in the revival - including Pete Seeger, Alan Lomax, Moses Asch, and Ralph Rinzler - used songs to influence the ways in which Americans understood the values, the culture, and the people of their own nation. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Flavell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055448de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Inside Improvisation SeriesMelodic StructuresA step by step method for learning to play over changes for all instruments. Inside Improvisation - Melodic Structures, is the first in a series of DVDs which describe a simple and pragmatic approach to improvisation. While focussing on the jazz idiom, the techniques discussed are applicable to many styles of music and all instruments, be it rock guitar, jazz saxophone, or the solos of the fusion keyboardist. The system presented in this volume offers a tangible pathway to inside the creative imagination by getting inside harmony, inside the changes.All music composed and performed by Jerry Bergonzi Rhythm section backround: Garry Dial - piano, Dave Santoro - bass, Alan Dawson - drums Produced by Hans GruberPART 1 Section I: Four Note Groupings 1-5 Section II: Mixing Up Permutations Section III: Visualization Section V: Editing SectionVI: Key Centers Section VII: Inversions - PART 2 Section IX: Four Note Groupings 5-9 Section X: Avoid Notes Section XI: Upper Structure Groupings 9-13 Section XII: Additional Groupings Section XIII: Mixing Groupings
Série: Inside Improvisation Series (Vol. 1) This is the first in a series of books and audio/video recordings which describe a simple and pragmatic approach to improvisation. While focusing on the jazz idiom, the techniques discussed are applicable to many styles of music and all instruments, be it rock guitar, jazz saxophone, or the solos of the fusion keyboardist. The system presented in this volume offers a tangible pathway to inside the creative imagination by getting inside harmony, inside the changes. Chord changes are included for C Concert, B flat and E flat instruments. In addition the book includes transposed examples for all instruments (C treble clef, B flat, E flat and bass clef). The accompanying recording has been designed for use in conjunction with each of the chapter assignments. There are nine tunes for you to play along with, each played at a slow and then medium tempo featuring Garry Dial on piano, Dave Santoro on bass and Alan Dawson on drums, plus 12 demonstration tracks performed by the author on piano and/or tenor saxophone.
The present book proposes a systematic understanding about the conditions, mechanisms, influences, and processes evolving into a creative behavior in music, based on interdisciplinary perspectives of the cognitive sciences, In his research study, Sebastian Schmidt focuses on so-called musical extrapolations processes which bring the elusive quality of music into mental existence by creating extrapolations about possible future occurring events, their musical meanings, and the interrelations of their meanings. These processes, involved while music is being listened to and composed, are defined as the result of implicit and explicit problem-solving processes which are guided in tangible ways by factors of intrinsic activities and motivation, pre-disposed and experience-based structures, and environmental pressure. Sebastian Schmidt received his doctorate at the University of Music in Karlsruhe, Germany. His research specializes in the tension field between musicology, music theory, and the cognitive sciences.
A funny thing happened on the way to the digital utopia. We´ve begun to fall back in love with the very analog goods and ideas the tech gurus insisted that we no longer needed. Businesses that once looked outdated, from film photography to brick-and-mortar retail, are now springing with new life. Notebooks, records, and stationery have become cool again. Behold the Revenge of Analog. David Sax has uncovered story after story of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and even big corporations who´ve found a market selling not apps or virtual solutions but real, tangible things. As e-books are supposedly remaking reading, independent bookstores have sprouted up across the country. As music allegedly migrates to the cloud, vinyl record sales have grown more than ten times over the past decade. Even the offices of tech giants like Google and Facebook increasingly rely on pen and paper to drive their brightest ideas. Sax´s work reveals a deep truth about how humans shop, interact, and even think. Blending psychology and observant wit with first-rate reportage, Sax shows the limited appeal of the purely digital life - and the robust future of the real world outside it.
Fully-revised and updated second edition of a popular introduction to over 200 years of Latin American history from the onset of independence to the present day Includes coverage of the recent opening of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba as well as a new chapter exploring economic growth and environmental sustainability Balances accounts of the lives of prominent figures with those of ordinary people from a diverse array of social, racial, and ethnic backgrounds Features first-hand accounts, documents, and excerpts from fiction interspersed throughout the narrative to provide tangible examples of historical ideas Examines gender and its influence on political and economic change and the important role of popular culture, including music, art, sports, and movies, in the formation of Latin American cultural identity Includes all-new study questions and topics for discussion at the end of each chapter, plus comprehensive updates to the suggested readings Teresa Meade is Florence B. Sherwood Professor of History and Culture at Union College, New York. She is the author of A Brief History of Brazil (2 nd edition, 2009), “Civilizing” Rio: Reform and Resistance in a Brazilian City (2005), and co-editor of A Companion to Gender History (Wiley, 2004) and Science, Medicine and Cultural Imperialism (1991). She has written widely on Latin America as well as on women and gender history.
It seems that the legendary composer Franz Schubert is alive, well, sort of, in the 21st century: His soul has taken up residence in the body of Brooklyn lawyer Liza Durbin. Even more astonishing, so has his prodigious gift. A mediocre pianist at best as a child, Liza can suddenly pound out concertos and compose masterly music out of the blue. But how can a brilliant male Austrian composer from the 19th century coexist in the everyday life of a modern American woman? And how can Liza explain what´s happened to her without everyone thinking she´s gone off the deep end? Fortunately, the evidence is tangible, and Liza is soon brought into the esteemed halls of Juilliard under the tutelage of the revered, and feared, Greta Pretsky, a humorless woman whose only interest in Liza is her channeling of Schubert. Greta´s greedy for her next big star, and the entire New York City press is whispering of Liza´s brilliance as the public awaits her debut at Carnegie Hall. Even Liza´s boyfriend, Patrick, seems more in love with her than ever. Yet as Liza yields to Franz´s great passion, her own life and identity threaten to elude her. Why was she chosen as the vessel for this musical genius, and when, if ever, will he leave? Their entwined souls follow a path of ecstasy, peril, and surprise as they search for the final, liberating truth. A strikingly original novel, Sleeping with Schubert plays on years of speculation regarding Franz Schubert´s ´´Unfinished Symphony´´. Bonnie Marson´s extraordinary imagination supposes that Schubert cannot truly die until the mystery is solved, even if it means being resurrected in the body of a deceptively ordinary woman. Filled with drama and humor, this irresistible novel explores love, genius, and identity in ways that will engage and amaze readers. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Santopietro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000447de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.