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The Piano Bench Of Classical Music

Author : Amy Appleby
ISBN : 0825617693
Genre : Music
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(Music Sales America). Designed to be the cornerstone of your personal music library. Includes over 125 great masterpieces from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern eras.
Category: Music

The Joy Of Classical Music

Author : Joan Kennedy
ISBN : 9780307786104
Genre : Music
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Who’s Afraid of Classical Music? For years Joan Kennedy, at home, on the campaign trail, and in concert, has shared her love of classical music with adults and children. Now she uses her experience as a teacher and musician to show how you and your family can make music an enriching part of your lives. In this easy-to-understand and reassuring guide, Joan Kennedy explains: • How to start listening to classical music and enjoying what you hear—with a minimum of effort and expense • Creative, fun ways to bring music to your children—both at home and in school • All you and your family will need to enjoy a musical performance: a brief history of classical music, a user-friendly guide to concert rituals, and advice on how to bring your children to concerts—choosing the performances they will enjoy and making sure they get the most out of the experience Also: a glossary of musical terms • lists of the most popular classical pieces and Joan Kennedy’s personal favorites • a guide to further reading • sixteen pages of photographs • foreword by John Williams, former conducter of the Boston Pops and Academy Award–winning composer of the classic film scores for Star Wars, E.T., and Schindler’s List.
Category: Music

Recording Orchestra And Other Classical Music Ensembles

Author : Richard King
ISBN : 9781317520818
Genre : Music
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Recording Orchestra and Other Classical Music Ensembles explores techniques and methodologies specific to recording classical music. Whether a newcomer or a seasoned engineer looking to refine their skills, this book speaks to all levels of expertise and covers every aspect of recording symphonic and concerto repertoire, opera, chamber music, and solo piano. With a focus on the orchestra as an instrument and sound source, this book features sections on how to listen, understanding microphones, concert halls, orchestra seating arrangements, how to set up the monitoring environment, and how to approach recording each section of the orchestra. Recording Orchestra provides concise information on preparing for a recording session, the role of the producer, mixing techniques, and includes a "quick-start" reference guide with suggested setups aimed at helping introduce the reader to the recording process. A companion website, featuring audio examples of various techniques, reinforces concepts discussed throughout the book. The content of the book includes: Clear, practical advice in plain language from an expert in classical music recording, multiple Grammy award winning recording engineer, and university professor The "secret of recording": a collection of practical recording techniques that have been proven to be highly successful in the field, on many occasions Never before published information written by an industry veteran with over twenty five-years of experience in classical music recording Specific techniques and strategies for recording orchestra, opera, wind symphony, chorus, string quartet, and other common classical music ensembles.
Category: Music

The Penguin Companion To Classical Music

Author : Paul Griffiths
ISBN : 9780141909769
Genre : Music
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This superbly authoratitive new work provides a comprehensive A-Z guide to some 1000 years of Western music. It explores in detail the lives and achievements of a vast range of composers, as well as looking at such key topics as music history (from medieval plainchant to contemporary minimalism), performers, theory and jargon. Throught Griffiths skilfully blends lightly worn scholarship with personal insight, whether examining the emotional colouring that different musical keys achieve or charting the rise and development of the symphony.
Category: Music

The Oxford Handbook Of The New Cultural History Of Music

Author : Jane F. Fulcher
ISBN : 9780199354092
Genre : History
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This volume demonstrates a new approach to cultural history, as it now being practiced by both historians and musicologists, and the field's quest to grasp the realms of human experience, understanding, communication and meaning through the study of music and of musical practices. The contributors employ a resonant new methodological synthesis which combines the theoretical perspectives drawn from the "new cultural history" and "new musicology" of the 1980s with recent social, sociological, and anthropological theories.
Category: History

The Missing

Author : Tim Gautreaux
ISBN : 9780307271396
Genre : Fiction
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A masterful novel set in 1920s Louisiana, The Missing is the story of Sam Simoneaux, a floorwalker at a New Orleans department store. When a little girl is kidnapped on Sam’s watch he is haunted by guilt, grief, and ghosts from his own troubled past. Determined to find her, Sam sets out on a journey through a world of music and violence, where riverboats teem with drinking and dancing, and where dark swamplands conceal those who choose to live by their own laws. With the fate of the stolen child looming, The Missing vividly depicts an America lurching away from war, where civilization is only beginning to penetrate the hinterlands, and a man must choose between compassion and vengeance. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

What About The Children

Author : Alice Heath-Gladden
ISBN : 9781606966754
Genre : Fiction
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"'Don't worry, they'll take good care of you.'" "'How do you know that; what if they don't? You didn't.'" If you could reinvent your life, how would you do it? "What About the Children" explores a fictionalized life story, uncovering wounds so deep that only the writer could go there. After both parents die within a few months of each other, Alisha Copper and her three brothers are summarily separated and placed in orphanages. How could these siblings, so geographically separated, ever be reunited? The story's twists and turns are mixed with tragedy after tragedy, all overcome by the unlikely advantage of the Copper Children's beginning.
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The Gold In Your Piano Bench

Author : Marion Short
ISBN : UOM:39015039145993
Genre : Music
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The musical golden age of Tin Pan Alley, from about 1880 to 1950, comes alive with this series of books about sheet music as collectible treasures. Here the focus is on Ragtime, Blues, Black songs and Tearjerkers. Beautifully illustrated by original sheet music covers with artistic designs from the period, the book provides a wealth of historical reference material.
Category: Music

The Music Substitute Sourcebook Grades K 3

Author : Valeaira Luppens
ISBN : 1457426358
Genre : Music
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The Music Substitute Sourcebook is an engaging, ready-to-use resource for music teachers or music substitutes. These quality, standards-based lesson plans and student activities have been developed to allow anyone to easily step into the role of "Music Teacher" and maintain the educational momentum of the class. The fully reproducible lesson plans in The Music Substitute Sourcebook have been thoroughly field tested by substitutes with no musical training, and they have enthusiastically endorsed the easy-to-follow format and creative, fun-to-teach activities. With The Music Substitute Sourcebook, students will be actively engaged in the lessons and furthering their musical growth as they discover and explore a wide variety of musical concepts.
Category: Music

The Positive Pianist

Author : Thomas J. Parente
ISBN : 9780199316632
Genre : Music
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In The Positive Pianist: How Flow Can Bring Passion to Practice and Performance, author Thomas J. Parente applies the concept of flow to the practice of piano playing, demonstrating how student musicians can experience enjoyment and confidence from succeeding at something that challenges them to an engaging level. By using Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's theory of flow to musical performance, Parente shows that linking productivity and enjoyment in piano playing has a positive impact on students, motivating them to practice more in order to experience flow again; this creates optimal learning conditions for piano practicing. As the chapters progress, Parente shows students how to evaluate their own progress and offers teachers the tools to impart on their students an optimal practice method: one informed by flow. Parente argues for an objective, goal-oriented backdrop that will lead piano students to achieve greater confidence, accuracy, and musicality. The Positive Pianist draws on the author's forty years of teaching experience and research to show piano students and their teachers how to develop a productive, focused mental state when practicing the piano.
Category: Music


Author : Anthony C. TriparI
ISBN : 9781469152530
Genre : Fiction
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PEABODY, Mass. (Release Date TBD) In the grand manner of Mario Puzos The Godfather, BUTCHIE, a novel by Anthony C. Tripari, will draw readers into a complex labyrinth of crime, revenge and retribution. This literary foray into the mafia underworld is the thrilling follow-up to the events in Triparis previous book, Fast Ball. Dante Panarelli, a player and a pawn in a sinister game of power, is killed in a motorboat explosion. The suspicious circumstances that surrounded his death left room for doubt among those he left behind. Was it an accident? Or was it a well-executed murder? Dantes uncle, Bruno Panarelli, will do anything to find out; even seek the help of Giulio Butchie Frischetti, a close friend of the Panarelli family. Intimidating and clever, Butchie is a made man who has carved his niche within Boston crime circles; leaving a trail of blood in his rise to power. Together they pick up the pieces of the puzzle behind Dantes untimely death but they must do so with extreme caution if they want to remain on top of their game. Roiling on a narrative that is riddled with unexpected dangers and twists, "BUTCHIE" will absorb readers into a shady world governed by crime families; a world reeking with treason and where the laws of the game are constantly broken and changed. Once started, this novel will be hard to put down.
Category: Fiction

Music Trades

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ISBN : PRNC:32101080200056
Genre : Music trade
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Category: Music trade

Wake Up Singing

Author : Trudi Lee Richards
ISBN : 9781465334237
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Wake Up Singing is the story of Mary Helen Richards and her revolutionary approach to teaching, Education Through Music. Written after her death by her husband, Cedric Ricky Richards, and edited by their children, it is a both a love story and a history. It tells the story of their lives over the course of more than half a century together as they worked and played, suffered and rejoiced through the birth, growth and development of their children and their work, ETM and the Richards Institute of Education and Research. To Rickys long narrative, written during the four years before he too moved on to join his beloved Mary Helen, their children have added some of Mary Helens and Rickys personal writings about the years before they met, as well as love letters from their courtship, and an epilog about the last years of their lives. Telling the story of the dedication and love of life that made their work possible, this book is a testimony to the way a shining intent can unfold through doubt and delight, anguish and adventure, into reconciliation and beyond
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Popular Music In America The Beat Goes On

Author : Michael Campbell
ISBN : 9781133712602
Genre : Education
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Michael Campbell's best-selling POPULAR MUSIC IN AMERICA, now in its fourth edition, remains the industry standard in breadth of coverage, readability, and musical focus. The text provides a rich account of the evolution of popular music from the mid-19th century to the present. Discussions highlight connections, contrasts, and patterns of influence among artists, styles, and eras. Coverage of listening skills allows students to place music of their choice in context. The Fourth Edition expands the coverage of country, Latin, world, and late 20th century music to give instructors more options to teach the course as they choose to. A major reorganization replaces long chapters with units broken into small chapters to make the material easier for students to read and master. Units are clearly defined by style and timeframe, and chapters feature narrowly focused objectives. This edition features a vibrant, richly illustrated, magazine-like design, plus numerous online resources. Almost all listening examples are available on iTunes via dedicated playlists; instructors who adopt the text will also receives copies of the heritage 3-CD set from the 3rd edition for personal, library, and class use. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Education

Losing The Garden

Author : Laura Waterman
ISBN : 9781619020443
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“Waterman’s mesmerizing account of her intense but unusual and tragic marriage to noted climber and wilderness advocate Guy Waterman.” —Stowe Laura and Guy Waterman spent nearly three decades homesteading in a cabin in the Vermont mountains. But the end of their marriage came on a frigid day, February 6, 2000, when Guy climbed to the summit of Mount Lafayette in New Hampshire’s White Mountains and sat down among the rocks to die. Losing the Garden is the memoir of a woman who was compelled to ask herself “How could I support my husband’s plan to commit suicide?” In her intimate examination, we explore their intricate and dark family histories and reach a deep understanding of the marriage that tried to transcend them. At its heart, this is a love story and an affirmation of life after loss. “In the enigmatic Losing the Garden: The Story of a Marriage, Waterman tells with astonishing frankness the wrenching story of her marriage and widowhood.” —Chicago Tribune “A compelling memoir demands a precarious dance between the universal and the unusual . . . The result is a very slow waltz during which the dancers hardly touch.” —The Boston Globe (Editor’s Pick) “This is a survivor’s tale of an unusual life and a loving marriage. Waterman’s well-written and heartfelt book will resonate with anyone whose life has been touched by the suicide of a loved one.” —Library Journal
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : David Foster
ISBN : 9781439166659
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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After almost four decades in the music business, David Foster -- producer, arranger, songwriter, performer -- is finally ready to talk. In this compelling and outspoken memoir, Foster shares some of his incredible stories: the first time he met Barbra Streisand, as a young session player in Los Angeles; his first of 15 Grammys® for "After the Love Has Gone," Earth, Wind & Fire's memorable hit; the making of Unison, Celine Dion's English-language debut; the challenges he faced on his way to putting the group Chicago back on the charts; his award-winning contribution to Unforgettable: With Love, Natalie Cole's comeback album; those back-to-back recording sessions with Madonna and Michael Jackson; and the incredible chain of events that spawned Whitney Houston's historic blockbuster, "I Will Always Love You." Foster has worked with superstars of every decade, including: Celine Dion - Josh Groban - Whitney Houston - Michael Bublé - Barbra Streisand - Andrea Bocelli - Madonna - Michael Jackson - Natalie Cole - George Harrison - Earth, Wind & Fire - *NSYNC - Chicago - Paul McCartney - All-4-One - Katharine McPhee - Toni Braxton - Alice Cooper - Olivia Newton-John - Michael Bolton ...and many more. From his unique and privileged vantage point, Foster describes the delicate balancing act between artist and producer, offers revealing portraits of some of those artists at work, and shares his secrets for success in the maddeningly fickle music industry. At its heart, this is the story of a boy with perfect pitch who grew up to become one of the most influential musical forces of our time -- the solid gold hitman who produced the soundtrack of our lives.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The New York Times Biographical Service

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105111055807
Genre : Biography
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A compilation of current biographical information of general interest.
Category: Biography

My Sweet Audrina

Author : V.C. Andrews
ISBN : 9781451636970
Genre : Fiction
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V.C. Andrews has enthralled millions with her suspenseful, gothic family sagas, including the bestselling Dollanganger series that began with Flowers in the Attic. Now, one of her strangest, most beloved classics My Sweet Audrina—a haunting story of love and deceit, innocence and betrayal, and the suffocating power of parental love—is soon to be a major Lifetime movie event. The idea of her sister hovered above them all. Audrina fiercely desired to be as good as her sister. She knew her father could not love her as he loved that other girl, for her sister was so special, so perfect—and dead. Upstairs in a locked room awaited her sister’s clothes and dolls, her animals and games—and her sacred rocking chair. Now Audrina will rock and rock and rock to reclaim all of her gone sister’s special gifts. And then finally she’ll learn the secrets everyone else knows but her.
Category: Fiction