1,000 Music Graphics: A compilation of packaging, posters, and other sound solutions
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1,000 Music Graphics: A compilation of packaging, posters, and other sound solutions

Stoltze Design. 1000 Music Graphics: A Compilation of Packaging, Posters, and Other Sound Solutions. Rockport: Quayside. 2008. 320p. illus. index. ISBN 978-1-59253-404-3. pap. $40. GRAPHIC ARTS Clif Stoltze, a well-known graphic designer, presents 1000 examples of music-related graphics from designers around the world. He organizes the book into CD covers, posters, and such odds and ends as T-shirts and book covers, ending with an in...

Beyond The Art of Finger Dexterity
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Beyond The Art of Finger Dexterity

Within the history of European music, Carl Czerny (1791-1857) is simultaneously all too familiar and virtually invisible. During his lifetime, he was a highly successful composer of popular piano music, and his pedagogical works remain fundamental to the training of pianists. But Czerny's reputation in these areas has obscured the remarkable breadth of his activity, and especially his work as a composer of serious music, which recent...

Soul of the Man: Bobby "Blue" Bland (American Made Music)
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Soul of the Man: Bobby "Blue" Bland (American Made Music)

I have been waiting for sometime for this book to come out and it has lived up to my expectations. It is a lively read packed with information about who played with Bobby and when, his songs and how they were developed, his recording career and his live performances. Maybe there could have been a bit more about the man himself but overall if you are interested in his brilliant career over the past (sixty!) years it is an essential read.

Beethoven’s Century: Essays on Composers and Themes
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Beethoven's Century: Essays on Composers and Themes

In Beethoven's Century: Essays on Composers and Themes, world-renowned musicologist Hugh Macdonald draws together many of his richest essays on music from Beethoven's time into the early twentieth century. The essays are here revised and updated, and some are printed in English for the first time. Beethoven's Century addresses perennial questions of what music meant to the composer and his audiences, how it was intended to be played,...

The advancement of music in enlightenment England : Benjamin Cooke and the Academy of Ancient Music
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The advancement of music in enlightenment England

This is an important book that deserves to be part of any reading list on the music of the English Enlightenment. THE MUSICAL TIMES A valuable addition to 18th century English music. EARLY MUSIC REVIEW(Eggington) demonstrates Cooke's innovative references to various old styles with deliberation and taste, and argues that Cooke deserves a prominent position among 18th-century composers. Recommended. CHOICE

Understanding the Art of Sound Organization
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Understanding the Art of Sound Organization

" Leigh Landy's book is more than a book. It's an illuminating exploration of a new world of sound. He begins by defining 'sound-based music' as any type of music that uses sounds (instead of notes) as its basic material. He then looks at sound-based music from two complementary perspectives: the intent of the composer and the receptivity of the listener. His lucid discussions of composers' intent, largely centered in "musique concrè...

Johann sebastian bach komponiert zeit : tempo und dauer in seiner musik, band 1.
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Johann sebastian bach komponiert zeit

In welchem Tempo hat Johann Sebastian Bach seine eigenen Musikstücke gespielt und aufgeführt? Das Buch gibt eine Antwort darauf - erstmals ausschließlich auf der Grundlage von Bachs eigenen Aussagen, nämlich den Partituren seiner Kompositionen. Die Analyse von Bachs Werken zeigt, dass sich jede Komposition einem Satztypus zuordnen lässt, der wiederum in Verbindung zu absolut fixierten Tempostufen steht. Bei den Goldberg-Variationen s...

The Roots of Texas Music
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The Roots of Texas Music

Discusses the development of music in Texas from diverse sources during the first half of the twentieth century, and explains how the state's musical traditions have affected national preferences.

Staging the Blues : From Tent Shows to Tourism
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Staging the Blues : From Tent Shows to Tourism

“In this concise musical journey of the mise-en-scène of blues music performances, McGinley takes readers to the South, starting with the tent shows of an earlier era and concluding with the current staging of the blues for genre travelers and tourists. … Readers are left with the knowledge of what scenic staging has meant for blues throughout the decades. … Recommended. All readers.”

Stick Control: For the Snare Drummer
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Stick Control: For the Snare Drummer

As anyone who's used it knows, this book can be somewhat dry and, after many, many hours of practice, it can become an object of hate just like an old High School Chemistry textbook. However, there is a reason that it is the "industry standard" and that is because the exercises within it will make you a better drummer, with the application of perseverance. It is suitable for all levels, including the complete beginner, providing you ...