Tangible in Music:The Tactile Learning of a Musical Instrument Marko Aho
List of Embossed Books, Music, Maps, Appliances and Tangible Apparatus for the Use of the Blind (Classic Reprint): Massachusetts School for the Blind
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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Flavell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055448/bk_acx0_055448_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Key to the New York Point System of Tangible Writing and Printing for Literature, Instrumental and Vocal Music, and Mathematics:Designed for the Use of the Blind (Classic Reprint) William B. Wait
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.
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
Creative Genius is the second audiobook of Great Minds series and the author´s main publication on his more than 30 years of genius research. In this audiobook, the author, applying the 4-quadrant IQ scheme commonly used in genius research, reviews and portrays the lives of five highly creative men: Leonardo da Vinci, Wilhelm Reich, Albert Einstein, Svjatoslav Richter, and Keith Jarrett. One of the main signs of human genius is the capability to see the hidden connections between apparently separate phenomena, or to perceive phenomena as a pattern, a Gestalt, a unique configuration of attributes that leads the observer to a unifying vision. This integrative nature of all genius, the life stories of the five men clearly show it: it´s the organic and systemic vision of life and living by Leonardo, the correct intuition Reich had about the underlying bioenergetic cause of schizophrenia, Einstein´s vision of the interconnections between space and time, Richter´s spontaneous perception of music in which is embedded a bird´s perspective of correct style and musical taste, and Jarrett´s unique integration of patterns of classical music with creative free-style improvisation. The audiobook is destined to broaden the reader´s awareness for apprehending a network of hidden connections that is spanning the whole gamut of human experience, from science to art, from from creative vision to tangible realization - to arrive at a comprehension of human potential, incarnated in genius, which is the highest realization of human complexity. The reason why most people cannot attain the level of human genius is not because genius is inborn - all research shows that it is not - but because they are not critical enough in the face of conformity pressure and the general solidifying framework of modern consumer culture that models citizens instead of accepting them as they are, in their full humanity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Fritz Walter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114731/bk_acx0_114731_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Santopietro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000447/bk_rand_000447_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(2002/JAT) Paperback, 96 pages, 23x26 cm, incl. CD (5 tracks). FOREWORD It was at the end of last year that I had an idea for a book which would showcase Elvis Presley and his love for The Vnited States of America, appropriately titled Elvis, America The Beautiful. My intent was to also make it a fitting tribute to BMG/RCA Records for all the hard work they have done to preserve the music of Elvis Aron Presley for all ages to enjoy for many years. The main participants in the Elvis Presley catalog restoration program include, among others, Senior V.P. of Marketing and Executive Producer, Michael Omansky, Producers Roger Semon and Ernst Jorgensen, and from RCA Special Products, Director of National Sales, Larry Pukel. It is this team that has worked so diligently to give the fans many great general releases along with their own collectors label titled Follow That Dream. It is our hope that this work will continue. As I look through this book and see Elvis in some patriotic situations for the country he loved, or for the movie camera, a live concert, or in his personal life I realize the tremen-dous partnership that was formed in the early days between Elvis, the Colonel, and RCA. That commitment continues today with BMG/RCA, and we are grateful. INTRODUCTION Elvis Aron Presley was America personified, his life contained hopes, dreams, tragedy, and in the end, redemption. These are things all Americans have experienced in one way or another, but Elvis was our most tangible example. Elvis´ life is most probably well known to all readers, but we all have a different perception of him. The critics of the time were rarely kind or insightful, but true greatness is never appreciated in its lifetime. What we all can agree on is that Elvis Presley loved his country as much as he reflected it. Think of a rock star of modern times. Would any´go willingly into the Army at the height of their career? Elvis did do this, and excelled at his duty. He was, when drafted in 1958, seen as anti-establishment. When Elvis came back in 1960, those in power gradually treated him more kindly. That by 1970 Elvis was a certified DEA agent appointed by President Nixon shows how much all walks of life came to embrace Elvis. Elvis took this appointment seriously and did his best to help our country. In January, 1972, Elvis added An American Trilogy to his live shows. It was a song which acted as an effort towards harmony between the South and the North. Elvis, a man without prejudice, wanted all people to feel included in his vision of our country. Elvis Presley visited nearly every state in the union during his career. From Hawaii to Florida, Elvis was there in style. From 1954 to 1977, Elvis´ movies, recording work, television appearances -- and most vitally -- concerts, saw Elvis travel all over North America. Everywhere he went he brought fun and solid entertainment to the people of the nation. Reflect for a moment on any one of these photos of Elvis, and you will see not only his joy of life, but also the joy he brought others. America is a country of freedom, and Elvis gave many, including myself, the freedom to expregs themselves with honesty. Music is healing; it´s what keeps our dreams thriving. Elvis once said he liked pure entertainment without a message, but his honest artistic expression let most know of his true feelings about many issues. Patrio-tism was always an important element of this expression. When Elvis added America The Beautiful to his shows during our bicentennial in 1976, he evoked in words what he had been saying in his work for over 20 years -- that America was beautiful. In this book Joseph Tunzi shows us the beauty of our country through pictures of one of its most famous citizens --Elvis Aron Presley. Mike Eder