Peer through the die-cut windows in each page of this interactive book to find out who is playing what. Anyone can be the Music Man in this joyful adaptation of the classic nursery song, and everyone can join in making music together!
Ever wondered why you can identify your favourite song from hearing only the first two notes? Or why you can´t get that annoying jingle out of your head? Daniel Levitin´s breathtaking - and wholly accessible - book, now published in paperback, explains why. ´You´ll never hear music in the same way again.´ Classic FM Magazine
Vogue has always been on the cutting edge of popular culture, and Vogue x Music shows us why. Whether they´re contemporary stars or classic idols, whether they made digital albums or vinyl records, the world´s most popular musicians have always graced the pages of Vogue. In this book you´ll find unforgettable portraits of Madonna beside David Bowie, Kendrick Lamar, and Patti Smith; St. Vincent alongside Debbie Harry, and much more. Spanning the magazine´s 126 years, this breathtaking book is filled with the work of acclaimed photographers like Richard Avedon and Annie Leibovitz as well as daring, music-inspired fashion portfolios from Irving Penn and Steven Klein. Excerpts from essential interviews with rock stars, blues singers, rappers, and others are included on nearly every page, capturing exactly what makes each musician so indelible. Vogue x Music is a testament to star power, and proves that some looks are as timeless as your favorite albums.
Stunning hardback gift editions of Terry Pratchett´s classic ´´Discworld´´ novels. ´His spectacular inventiveness makes the ´´Discworld´´ series one of the perennial joys of modern fiction´ ´´Mail On Sunday´´
In this classic work of music theory Adorno critiques two major composers, Arnold Schoenberg and Igor Stravinsky, who he presents as dialectically opposed to one another in terms of their musical styles, techniques and directions. Adorno´s readings, especially of Schoenberg, continue to cause controversy and disagreement among musicians, music lovers and philosophers today. As always with Adorno, a wide range of social cultural, philosophical and political questions are raised in the process of his critique making the reader see the form and function of music in startling new ways. The book also covers other renowned composers including Wagner, Bach and Mozart. This is landmark work of philosophy that has shaped the way we think about music today.
This book, a classic in its field, deals with the physical systems and physiological processes that intervene in music. It analyzes what objective, physical properties of sound are associated with what subjective psychological sensations of music, and it describes how these sound patterns are actually generated in musical instruments, how they propagate through the environment, and how they are detected by the ear and interpreted in the brain. Using the precise language of science, but without complicated mathematics, the author weaves a close mesh of the physics, psychophysics and neurobiology relevant to music. A prior knowledge of physics, mathematics, neurobiology or psychology is not required to understand most of the book; it is, however, assumed that the reader is familiar with music - in particular, with musical notation, musical scales and intervals, and some of the basics of musical instruments. This new edition presents substantially updated coverage of psychoacoustics, including: - New results from tomographic imaging of brain function that confirm some speculations in previous editions - New research on consciousness and emotions - The possibility of musics in extraterrestrial civilizations
In this new edition of the classic text on the evolution of electronic music, Peter Manning extends the definitive account of the medium from its birth to include key developments from the dawn of the 21st century to the present day. The scope of the many developments that have taken place since the late 1990s are considered in a series of new and updated chapters, including topics such as the development of the digital audio workstation, laptop music, the Internet, and the emergence of new performance interfaces. Emphasizing the functional characteristics of emerging technologies and their influence on the creative development of the medium, Manning covers key developments in both commercial and the non-commercial sectors to provide readers with the most comprehensive resource available on the evolution of this ever-expanding area of creativity.
SWEET SOUL MUSIC profiles the legendary artists--among them Sam Cook, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, and Al Green--who merged gospel and rhythm and blues. ´´The best history of ´60s soul music. . . . Sooner or later, it is going to be recognized as a classic; the time to read it is now´´.--Robert Palmer, NEW YORK TIMES. 175 photos.