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The Orchestra Pit

Author : Johanna Wright
ISBN : 9781466869646
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 50.12 MB
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When a slightly befuddled but surprisingly endearing snake wanders into the wrong pit—the orchestra pit—peculiar things start to happen. A well-meaning snake interacts with the orchestral instruments, scares the musicians and conductor, and causes general chaos in this sweet and funny book by Johanna Wright, author of Bandits and Bunnies on Ice. A Neal Porter Book
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Sticking It Out

Author : Patti Niemi
ISBN : 9781770908499
Genre : Music
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“By turns reflective and dramatic, poignant and hilarious, Sticking It Out offers an irresistible portrait of the artist as a young percussionist” (San Francisco Chronicle). When Patti Niemi was ten years old, all the children in her school music class lined up to choose their instruments. Boy after boy chose drums, and girl after girl chose flute—that is, until it was Patti’s turn. From that point onward, Patti devoted her life to mastering the percussive arts. Cymbals, snare drum, marimba, timpani, chimes: she practiced them all, and in 1983, she entered Juilliard, the most prestigious music conservatory in in the world. Set against the backdrop of a rapidly changing New York City in the 1980s, Sticking It Out recounts Patti’s years mastering her craft and struggling to make it in a cutthroat race to a coveted job in an orchestra. Along the way, she has to compete with friends, face her own crippling anxiety, and confront the delicate, and sometimes perilous, balance of power between teachers and their students. Bringing us inside a world that most of us never get to see, Patti’s vivid memoir is “an eye-opening tale of demanding teachers, grueling practice schedules, severe performance anxiety and bias against ‘girl drummers’—a funny, poignant first-person account of the fierce commitment it takes to succeed in classical music” (San Jose Mercury News). “One of the funniest-ever classical-music books . . . and certainly among the best written.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer “A shattered-mirror insight into the bizarre world of hitting things with sticks.” —Neil Peart, bestselling author, lyricist, and drummer for Rush
Category: Music

Handbook For Sound Engineers

Author : Glen Ballou
ISBN : 9781136122538
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 31.73 MB
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Handbook for Sound Engineers is the most comprehensive reference available for audio engineers. All audio topics are explored: if you work on anything related to audio you should not be without this book! The 4th edition of this trusted reference has been updated to reflect changes in the industry since the publication of the 3rd edition in 2002 -- including new technologies like software-based recording systems such as Pro Tools and Sound Forge; digital recording using MP3, wave files and others; mobile audio devices such as iPods and MP3 players. Over 40 topics are covered and written by many of the top professionals for their area in the field, including Glen Ballou on interpretation systems, intercoms, assistive listening, and image projection; Ken Pohlmann on compact discs and DVDs; David Miles Huber on MIDI; Dr. Eugene Patronis on amplifier design and outdoor sound systems; Bill Whitlock on audio transformers and preamplifiers; Pat Brown on fundamentals and gain structures; Ray Rayburn on virtual systems and digital interfacing; and Dr. Wolfgang Ahnert on computer-aided sound system design and acoustics for concert halls.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Birth Of The Orchestra

Author : John Spitzer
ISBN : 9780198164340
Genre : Architecture
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This is the story of the orchestra, from 16th-century string bands to the 'classical' orchestra of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Spitzer and Zaslaw document orchestral organization, instrumentation, social roles, repertories, and performance practices in Europe and the American colonies, concluding around 1800 with the widespread awareness of the orchestra as a central institution in European life.
Category: Architecture

Designing And Drawing For The Theatre

Author : Lynn Pecktal
ISBN : UOM:39015034006018
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 25.77 MB
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Detailing production design for theater, opera, and ballet, Designing and Drawing for the Theater provides a professional picture and encyclopedic reference of the design process. Lavishly illustrated with detailed lined drawings and photographs, the book conveys the beauty and excitement of production design. To further convey a real-life picture of the design process, each chapter is followed by a conversation with an outstanding designer working in today's theater.
Category: Performing Arts

Music And Arts Facilities

Author : Tom Wakeling
ISBN : 9781434832641
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 72.76 MB
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For music and arts teachers, this book is full of useful information to help you create a great new (or renovated) arts facility. Provides success strategies for working with architects, contractors, administrators, donors, consultants, and subcontractors. Understanding the funding, design, and construction process will greatly increase your chances to cross the finish line a winner!
Category: Performing Arts


Author : Music Educators National Conference (U.S.) Music Education Research Council
ISBN : UOM:39015009598288
Genre : Music
File Size : 49.87 MB
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Category: Music

Theatre Craft

Author : John Caird
ISBN : 9780571305117
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 23.55 MB
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Theatre Craft is an all-encompassing, practical guide for anyone working in the theatre, from the enthusiastic amateur to the committed professional. With entries arranged alphabetically, Theatre Craft offers advice on all areas of directing, from Acting, Adaptation, and Accent to Sound Effects, Superstition, Trap Doors and Wardrobe. Enlightening and entertaining by turns, the celebrated director John Caird shares his profound knowledge of the stage to provide an invaluable companion to anyone creating a play, musical or opera. Whatever the theatre space - the backroom of a bar, a studio theatre, or the biggest stages of the West End or Broadway - this authoritative volume is an essential reference tool for the modern theatre practitioner. Internationally renowned theatre director John Caird has directed and adapted countless productions of plays, operas, and musicals for the Royal Shakespeare Company, London's National Theatre, in the West End, and on Broadway-from Les Misrables and Nicholas Nickleby to Hamlet and Peter Pan.
Category: Performing Arts

Music Buildings Rooms And Equipment

Author : Music Educators National Conference (U.S.). Committee on Music Rooms and Equipment
ISBN : STANFORD:36105033413373
Genre : Music facilities
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Category: Music facilities