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Playing Beyond The Notes

Author : Deborah Rambo Sinn
ISBN : 9780199859504
Genre : Music
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This book demystifies the complex topic of musical interpretation by boiling it down to basic principles in an accessible writing style. The book targets pianists, piano teachers, and piano pedagogy students and incorporates over 200 musical examples from the intermediate and advanced piano repertoire.
Category: Music

Beyond The Notes

Author : Susan Tomes
ISBN : 1843830450
Genre : Music
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Describes the life of the dedicated professional musician more vividly and honestly than any other work I've read. ALAN RUSBRIDGERSusan Tomes, a rare example of a leading musician who writes about the craft of performance, describes her experience of twenty years of rehearsal, concerts and recording. Her performing life has been centred on chamber music and the need to communicate it fully to an audience hungry for meaningful musical experience. Susan Tomes was a founder member and the pianist of both Domus and the Florestan Trio, award-winning groups at the top of their field. Part One is a series of diaries describing their travels and performances: Domus in the 1980s with its own portable concert hall, struggling to create the conditions for informal but intense concert performances, and the Florestan Trio, currently one of the world's finest piano trios. Part Two is a collection of thought-provoking essays about teachers, making records, practising and rehearsing, audiences, earning a living, and the particular challenges of being a concert pianist. Beyond the Notes gives an unusually candid view of the complexities of a life in music.SUSAN TOMES, alongside her packed concert schedule, is a frequent contributor, on music and other subjects, to the Guardian.
Category: Music

Beyond The Beat

Author : Daniel B. Cornfield
ISBN : 9780691183398
Genre : Social Science
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At a time when the bulwarks of the music industry are collapsing, what does it mean to be a successful musician and artist? How might contemporary musicians sustain their artistic communities? Based on interviews with over seventy-five popular-music professionals in Nashville, Beyond the Beat looks at artist activists—those visionaries who create inclusive artist communities in today's individualistic and entrepreneurial art world. Using Nashville as a model, Daniel Cornfield develops a theory of artist activism—the ways that artist peers strengthen and build diverse artist communities. Cornfield discusses how genre-diversifying artist activists have arisen throughout the late twentieth-century musician migration to Nashville, a city that boasts the highest concentration of music jobs in the United States. Music City is now home to diverse recording artists—including Jack White, El Movimiento, the Black Keys, and Paramore. Cornfield identifies three types of artist activists: the artist-producer who produces and distributes his or her own and others' work while mentoring early-career artists, the social entrepreneur who maintains social spaces for artist networking, and arts trade union reformers who are revamping collective bargaining and union functions. Throughout, Cornfield examines enterprising musicians both known and less recognized. He links individual and collective actions taken by artist activists to their orientations toward success, audience, and risk and to their original inspirations for embarking on music careers. Beyond the Beat offers a new model of artistic success based on innovating creative institutions to benefit the society at large.
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Eighth Note Rock And Beyond

Author : Glenn Ceglia
ISBN : 0739051113
Genre : Music
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Eighth-Note Rock and Beyond is your first stop for basic beats commonly used in rock music! This exercise book for beginning drummers contains popular rock beats that are broken down into clear and easy variations of eighth- and sixteenth-notes. The 145 exercises, created by renowned drummers Glenn Ceglia and Dom Famularo, guide players with comprehensive notation that specifies the counts for each measure and an MP3 CD of demonstration and play-along tracks. The book encourages use of the Moeller and free stroke techniques.
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Out Of Silence

Author : Susan Tomes
ISBN : 9781843835578
Genre : Music
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`The most successful writers on music have often been musicians-Robert Schumann in the 19th century, for example, and Susan Tomes in the 21st...' The Times `As natural and compelling a communicator in words as she is in music.' BBC Music Magazine `Susan Tomes's book Beyond the Notes offered a unique backstage glimpse at the world of classical chamber music. No other musician has pinned down its fugitive essence with such perceptive candour.' The Independent `Tomes writes with the same crispness, elegance and clarity that she brings to her music-making, and I found myself completely enthralled by each thought-provoking entry.' Classic FM magazine `The very precision and delicacy of the language she chooses takes us close to an appreciation of the particular state of mind that classical music is uniquely equipped to create.' Times Literary Supplement `Professional musicians will sigh with recognition at page after page; readers...will have their eyes opened to the realities of the performer's life. I found the book absolutely enthralling.' Classical Music
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The Notes Of Dr Newgate

Author : Alan Franks
ISBN : 9780957556850
Genre : Fiction
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A comic novel written in the 1st person by a GP recovering from forms, not just drink and drugs but the lethal lures of gambling, power, lust and love.
Category: Fiction

The Art And Science Of String Performance

Author : Samuel Applebaum
ISBN : 0882843524
Genre : Music
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In this handy reference for string teachers, Dr. Samuel Applebaum addresses the most frequently asked questions, ranging from the very basic to the most advanced. From his conversations with the greatest concert artists of our time, he covers topics such as positions, intonation, vibrato, bowings, sight reading, practicing and stage fright in a comprehensive question-and-answer format.
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The Art Of Double Bass Playing

Author : Warren Benfield
ISBN : 1457400405
Genre : Music
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The Art of Double Bass Playing is the result of a collaboration between Warren Benfield, an outstanding bassist/teacher and James Seay Dean, Jr., Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, a skilled writer/editor. Warren Benfield started his professional career in 1934 as the youngest member of the Minneapolis Symphony. Moving on to the St. Louis Symphony as principal bass and then to the Philadelphia Orchestra as co-principal bass, he joined the Chicago Symphony in 1949 where he remained until his retirement in 1987. Benfield has always been dedicated to teaching, and during his years with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, he was on the faculties of Northwestern University and DePaul University. He has also given many master classes and lectures, including two in China. Since retiring, he is continuing to teach a few students at the American Conservatory and at Chicago's Merit School for underprivileged children, which focuses on the arts. Benfield's particular aim is to teach the approach of the double bass from a musical, as well as a technical standpoint.
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