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Play The Way You Feel

Author : Kevin Whitehead
ISBN : 9780190847579
Genre : Music
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"This book-both a narrative and a film directory-surveys and analyzes English-language feature films (and a few shorts and TV shows/movies) made between 1927 and 2016 that tell stories about jazz music, its musicians, its history and culture. Play the Way You Feel looks at jazz movies as a narrative tradition with recurring plot points and story tropes, whose roots and development are traced. It also demonstrates how jazz stories cut across diverse genres-biopic, romance, musical, comedy and science fiction, horror, crime and comeback stories, "race movies" and modernized Shakespeare-even as they constitute a genre of their own. The book is also a directory/checklist of such films, 66 of them with extensive credits, plus dozens more shorter/capsule discussions. Where jazz films are based on literary sources, they are examined, and the nature of their adaptation explored: what gets retained, removed, or invented? What do historical films get right and wrong? How does a film's music, and the style of the filmmaking itself, reinforce or undercut the story?--
Category: Music

Pianists On Playing

Author : Linda J. Noyle
ISBN : 9781461670490
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Twelve internationally-known keyboard artists entertainingly discuss their daily lives of practicing and performing in informative interviews, including reflections on learning new music, reviving repertoire, performing, controlling nerves, recording sessions, playing with ensemble groups, touring, playing in competitions, and the future of the piano. The pianists interviewed include: Vladimir Ashkenazy, Jorge Bolet, John Browning, Bella Davidovich, Misha Dichter, Janina Fialkowska, Rudolf Firkusny, Leon Fleisher, Andre-Michel Schub, Abbey Simon, Ralph Votapek, and Andre Watts.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Boogie Man

Author : Charles Shaar Murray
ISBN : 9780857862044
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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‘You the funkiest man alive.’ Miles Davis’ accolade was the perfect expression of John Lee Hooker’s apotheosis as blues superstar: recording with the likes of Van Morrison, Keith Richards and Carlos Santana; making TV commercials (Lee Jeans); appearing in films (The Blues Brothers); and even starring in Pete Townshend’s musical adaptation of Ted Hughes’ story The Iron Man. His was an extraordinary life. Born in the American deep south, he moved to Detroit and then, in a career spanning over fifty years, recorded hypnotic blues classics such as ‘Boogie Chillen’, rhythm-and-blues anthems such as ‘Dimples’ and ‘Boom Boom’ and, in his final, glorious renaissance, the Grammy-winning album The Healer. Charles Shaar Murray’s authoritative biography vividly, and often in John Lee Hooker’s own words, does magnificent justice to the man and his music.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Hard Times

Author : Studs Terkel
ISBN : 9781595587602
Genre : History
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From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Good War:A masterpiece of modern journalism and “a huge anthem in praise of the American spirit” (Saturday Review). In this “invaluable record” of one of the most dramatic periods in modern American history, Studs Terkel recaptures the Great Depression of the 1930s in all its complexity. Featuring a mosaic of memories from politicians, businessmen, artists, striking workers, and Okies, from those who were just kids to those who remember losing a fortune, Hard Times is not only a gold mine of information but a fascinating interplay of memory and fact, revealing how the 1929 stock market crash and its repercussions radically changed the lives of a generation. The voices that speak from the pages of this unique book are as timeless as the lessons they impart (The New York Times). “Hard Times doesn’t ‘render’ the time of the depression—it is that time, its lingo, mood, its tragic and hilarious stories.” —Arthur Miller “Wonderful! The American memory, the American way, the American voice. It will resurrect your faith in all of us to read this book.” —Newsweek “Open Studs Terkel’s book to almost any page and rich memories spill out . . . Read a page, any page. Then try to stop.” —The National Observer
Category: History

Give My Poor Heart Ease Enhanced Ebook

Author : William Ferris
ISBN : 9780807899724
Genre : Music
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Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, folklorist William Ferris toured his home state of Mississippi, documenting the voices of African Americans as they spoke about and performed the diverse musical traditions that form the authentic roots of the blues. Now, Give My Poor Heart Ease puts front and center a searing selection of the artistically and emotionally rich voices from this invaluable documentary record. Illustrated with Ferris's photographs of the musicians and their communities and including a CD of original music and a DVD of original film, the book features more than twenty interviews relating frank, dramatic, and engaging narratives about black life and blues music in the heart of the American South. Here are the stories of artists who have long memories and speak eloquently about their lives, blues musicians who represent a wide range of musical traditions--from one-strand instruments, bottle-blowing, and banjo to spirituals, hymns, and prison work chants. Celebrities such as B. B. King and Willie Dixon, along with performers known best in their neighborhoods, express the full range of human and artistic experience--joyful and gritty, raw and painful. In an autobiographical introduction, Ferris reflects on how he fell in love with the vibrant musical culture that was all around him but was considered off limits to a white Mississippian during a troubled era. This magnificent volume illuminates blues music, the broader African American experience, and indeed the history and culture of America itself. The enhanced ebook edition includes: * Almost 2 hours of video clips and interviews scattered throughout the text * An hour of original music, also imbedded throughout the text * Concludes with the full DVD of original film and full CD of original music Watch the video below to see a demonstration of the the features of this enhanced ebook:
Category: Music

The Gift Of Play

Author : Barbara Brannen
ISBN : 9780595234264
Genre : Self-Help
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"Find your 'Heart Play' and everything else you want in life will come along." -Barbara Brannen In this charming book, Barbara Brannen, takes a look at how life can be better when we find and honor our "heart Play." This is not just a trip to the movies or swinging on a swing, but finding that thing that will give us so much joy that we approach everything we do with more passion and delight. Barbara will show you how to reclaim the joy of play in your life by taking you through how you played as a child and what was magic for you. Next, you will see when you stopeed or slowed down your play. Finally, you will embark on a journey to see how you can have your "Heart Play" in your life again. The Gift of Play also gives you a chance to see how you might finally find the time to play. With all the demands of our current lives, sometimes play is the last thing we make time for and Barbara takes us through a series of wonderful exercises to reclaim the time and start playing again! You will find this book a delightful series of stories that women shared with Barbara about how their play disappeared from their lives and how many not only reclaimed their play, but used it to help them create a better life. Play can be magic in so many ways, and it is not something reserved just for children. Step up and enjoy, The Gift of Play.
Category: Self-Help

How I Feel

Author : Horace Harun Arrad
ISBN : 9781477115961
Genre : Poetry
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Category: Poetry

Much Ado About Nothing

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : 0435193120
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Much Ado About Nothing is a brand new edition in our Heinemann Shakespeare series. Opening up Shakespeare to all KS3 and GCSE students this new edition includes: accessible notes and summaries to ensure students understand and are excited by Shakespeare unsurpassed preparation for the KS3 Tests - offering supported and varied scene by scene activities structured around Character, Language, Performance and Theme holistic activities focus both on the play as a whole and on comparisons within the play to sharpen student learning at both KS3 and GCSE

All About Bongos

Author : Kalani
ISBN : 0739033867
Genre : Music
File Size : 67.43 MB
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In-depth coverage of popular percussion instruments, including history, tuning, maintenance, techniques, exercises, ensembles, and more, from a world-renowned educator and performer, Kalani. Each book comes with an enhanced CD featuring additional multimedia content, including demonstrations of all rhythms and techniques and tuning instructions.
Category: Music

Read My Mind

Author : John Scott Williams
ISBN : 9780615367576
Genre : Poetry
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Category: Poetry


Author : Andre Agassi
ISBN : 0307592804
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER Far more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, Open is the engrossing story of a remarkable life. Andre Agassi had his life mapped out for him before he left the crib. Groomed to be a tennis champion by his moody and demanding father, by the age of twenty-two Agassi had won the first of his eight grand slams and achieved wealth, celebrity, and the game’s highest honors. But as he reveals in this searching autobiography, off the court he was often unhappy and confused, unfulfilled by his great achievements in a sport he had come to resent. Agassi writes candidly about his early success and his uncomfortable relationship with fame, his marriage to Brooke Shields, his growing interest in philanthropy, and—described in haunting, point-by-point detail—the highs and lows of his celebrated career.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

It 39 S About Music

Author : Jean-Michel Pilc
ISBN : 9780985903947
Genre : Music
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Jean-Michel Pilc, jazz pianist and faculty member of Steinhardt School, New York University, has written a remarkable book about the artistic and creative process in the arts. The conversational style well suits the wide ranging topic which draws examples from art and music both classical and jazz. A beautifully expressed work on a subject otherwise impossible to write about. Hailed by musicians around the world as enlightened and inspirational.
Category: Music

West African Rhythms For Drumset

Author : Royal James Hartigan
ISBN : 0897247329
Genre : Music
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With Freeman Kwazdo Donkor and Abraham Adzenyah. Based on four Ghanaian rhythmic groups (Sikyi, Adowa, Gahu, and Akom), this book and CD will provide drumset players with a new vocabulary based on some of the oldest and most influential rhythms in the world. A groundbreaking presentation!
Category: Music

All About Congas

Author : Kalani
ISBN : 0739033492
Genre : Music
File Size : 26.10 MB
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In-depth coverage of popular percussion instruments, including history, tuning, maintenance, techniques, exercises, ensembles, and more, from a world-renowned educator and performer, Kalani. Each book comes with an enhanced CD featuring additional multimedia content, including demonstrations of all rhythms and techniques and tuning instructions.
Category: Music

The Play That Goes Wrong

Author : Henry Lewis
ISBN : 9781474244978
Genre : Drama
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Good evening. I'm Inspector Carter. Take my case. This must be Charles Haversham! I'm sorry, this must've given you all a damn shock. After benefitting from a large and sudden inheritance, the inept and accident-prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society embark on producing an ambitious 1920s murder mystery. They are delighted that neither casting issues nor technical hitches currently stand in their way. However, hilarious disaster ensues and the cast start to crack under the pressure, but can they get the production back on track before the final curtain falls? The Play That Goes Wrong is a farcical murder mystery, a play within a play, conceived and performed by award-winning company Theatre Mischief. It was first published as a one-act play and is published in this new edition as a two-act play.
Category: Drama

The Jazz Cadence Of American Culture

Author : Robert C. O'Meally
ISBN : 0231104499
Genre : Music
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Offers thirty-five essays on jazz and the blues, their relationships to other arts, and what they reveal about American society
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The Bill Monroe Reader

Author : Tom Ewing
ISBN : 0252025008
Genre : Music
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This reader contains articles written by nearly sixty people about bluegrass musician Bill Monroe.
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Christ Plays In Ten Thousand Places

Author : Eugene H. Peterson
ISBN : 0802832350
Genre : Religion
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In Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places, Eugene Peterson has reminded us that spiritual theology must be about God and not about us. What better context could there be for continuing the conversation that he has begun than in an intensive study, either on one's own or in a group? This guide enables study groups in schools or churches to delve deeply into Eugene Peterson's long-awaited work on spiritual theology. His insights into the vacuous nature of contemporary spirituality and the Christ-centered antidote will be carried to a wider audience with this accessible study guide. Penned with Peter Santucci, an able pastor in his own right, this study guide should introduce even more people to the wisdom of Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places.
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Reset Make The Most Of Your Stress

Author : Kristen Lee EdD LICSW
ISBN : 9781491747568
Genre : Self-Help
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How can you make the most of your stress? RESET: Make the Most of Your Stress was named Motivational Book of 2015 Winner and a Finalist in the Self-Help and Health and Wellness categories by Next Generation Indie Book Awards. RESET has been called "a breakthrough model that reframes our ideas about stress", and "an excellent guide chock full of practical strategies, insightful stories, and wise advice for anyone who experiences stress in their daily work". There are far too many 5-step, simplistic models of stress reduction to go around. Reset offers a fresh perspective that is not only backed up with years of research and clinical practice, but presented in a way that allows each reader to take into account their own circumstances and develop a plan for well-being that actually works. When you feel the negative effects of stress and anxiety, RESET's components will help you get your bearings and recalibrate: Realize. Energize. Soothe. End Unproductive Thinking. Talk it Out. Whether you know it or not, you're already responding to stress-either constructively or destructively. Read RESET to develop a plan that is unique to you and your circumstances to better equip you to respond to the challenges before you and make the most of your stress.
Category: Self-Help