Author: Elliott Carter
Publisher: Carl Fischer, L.L.C.
This comprehensive resource features more than 400 projections and colour illustrations augmented by MRI images for added detail to enhance the anatomy and positioning presentations.
First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Have you ever dreamed of playing lead guitar like John Lee Hooker, Carlos Santana, Jimmy Page, Slash, and Eric Clapton? Perhaps you took a few lessons, but became frustrated and gave up. If so, The Everything Rock & Blues Guitar Book is for you. With easy-to-understand instruction, The Everything Rock & Blues Guitar Book provides you with everything you need to play all your favorite songs. You will learn the scales and chords found in all rock and blues songs, and master the unique techniques that define them. The Everything Rock & Blues Guitar Book also includes professional tips on: Inflection and phrasing Chord progression Alternate tuning, harmonics, and slide playing Transcription and ear training Equipment, such as electric guitars, straps, amplifiers, strings, and pedals Written in plain English by longtime professional guitarist and instructor Marc Schonbrun, The Everything Rock & Blues Guitar Book shows you how to play with your head as well as your hands.
The most complete method for the modern blues guitarist. This book covers basic blues techniques, soloing over the I, IV, and V chords, and the differences between authentic blues soloing, blues-rock, funk, and jazz-oriented solos. Plus it demonstrates classic blues phrases, intros, endings, and turnarounds. With more than 130 music examples, all recorded on the included CD, and over 20 complete blues tunes for demonstration and play-along practice, this book is a complete course on blues guitar.
Author: Walter Piston, Mark DeVoto
Publisher: W. W. Norton
This fifth edition of Harmony marks the forty-fifth year of its successful use.
Ides of March
Author: Bob Mayer
Publisher: Cool Gus Publishing
'If not, the Fates with traitors do contrive!' Julius Caesar, Act 2, Scene 3. What does it take to change history and destroy our reality? The same date, 15 March, six different years. 44 BC. Caesar heads to the Senate for his date with death, despite the warning about the Ides. But some have another idea for his fate. 480 BC: A massive Persian Army is invading Greece. Standing in its way: King Leonidas and 300 Spartans. More than the future of Western Civilization is at stake. 493 AD: The First King of Italy, Odoacer, is assassinated by Theodoric, But what if the sword goes the other way? 1493 AD: Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after 'discovering' the New World. But he’s bringing back more than just word of his discovery; something that could wipe out mankind. 1783 AD: George Washington gives his historic speech in order to prevent a mutiny among his officers. But someone would prefer he didn't. And among his slave is one whose descendant will do write a very important book. 1917 AD: The Last Czar, Nicholas II, abdicates. He, and his family, are supposed to be taken prisoner; but the Tsarina has other plans. The Time Patrol must send an agent back to each day, with just 24 hours for each to defeat the Shadow's plan to disrupt our time-line, creating a time tsunami and wiping our present out.
Author: Carlos Fuentes
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A magical short novel that weaves together two stories, two couples, two different times, and two grand passions In one of the narratives that comprise this superb new novel from Carlos Fuentes, we are introduced to Gabriel Atlan-Ferrara, a fabled orchestral conductor, and his great love Inez Prada, a renowned singer. In the other, Fuentes memorably delineates the very first encounter in human history between a man and a woman. In one, the intense drama of Berlioz's music for The Damnation of Faust informs the action; in the other, we watch as a slowly emergent love shapes the nature and character of the two protagonists. A beautiful crystal seal -- the meaning of which is a mystery that obsesses Atlan-Ferrara, who owns it -- unites these two narratives; the magical seal allows one to read unknown languages and hear impossible music, and it is the symbol of a shared love. The duality of Carlos Fuentes's brilliant new novel mirrors two eras, one in the deepest remote time and one in a time to come, but the passions evoked in both, reflected against each other like two sides of a crystal seal, break the limits of time and space and unite in one story. And, like the light refracted through the seal, it begins in prehistory and spirals out into infinity . . . In Inez, we find Carlos Fuentes at the height of his magical and realist powers. This profound and beautiful work confirms his standing as Mexico's pre-eminent novelist.
In the Course of Performance
Author: Bruno Nettl, Melinda Russell
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
In the Course of Performance is the first book in decades to illustrate and explain the practices and processes of musical improvisation. Improvisation, by its very nature, seems to resist interpretation or elucidation. This difficulty may account for the very few attempts scholars have made to provide a general guide to this elusive subject. With contributions by seventeen scholars and improvisers, In the Course of Performance offers a history of research on improvisation and an overview of the different approaches to the topic that can be used, ranging from cognitive study to detailed musical analysis. Such diverse genres as Italian lyrical singing, modal jazz, Indian classical music, Javanese gamelan, and African-American girls' singing games are examined. The most comprehensive guide to the understanding of musical improvisation available, In the Course of Performance will be indispensable to anyone attracted to this fascinating art. Contributors are Stephen Blum, Sau Y. Chan, Jody Cormack, Valerie Woodring Goertzen, Lawrence Gushee, Eve Harwood, Tullia Magrini, Peter Manuel, Ingrid Monson, Bruno Nettl, Jeff Pressing, Ali Jihad Racy, Ronald Riddle, Stephen Slawek, Chris Smith, R. Anderson Sutton, and T. Viswanathan.
(Guitar Method). A thorough presentation of rhythms commonly found in contemporary music, including 68 harmonized melodies and 42 rhythm exercises. This highly respected and popular book is also an excellent source for duets, sight-reading and chord studies.
This book came first in an exhaustive historical comparative survey published in the prestigious French magazine Les Cahiers de la Guitare. Written in 1973, it revolutionized musicians approach to instrumental technique. Underpinned by solid, current scientific evidence and the most efficient guitar experience gleaned from the history of the instrument and long-forgotten traditions, it takes an in-depth look at how we can develop an infinite range of fine skills on the instrument. Since its publication this book has been used as a tool for technical development and training, as a classic reference work for numerous treatises on other instruments and in the prevention of work-related illnesses and problems common among players. In English and Spanish. Este libro obtuvo la mxima calificacin en un estudio comparativo histrico exhaustivo publicado en la prestigiosa revista francesa "Les Cahiers de la Guitare." Escrito en 1973, signific una revolucin en la manera de enfocar la tcnica instrumental. Articulado sobre firmes bases cientficas actuales y las ms eficaces experiencias guitarrsticas tomadas de la historia del instrumento y de tradiciones cadas en desuso, explora en profundidad las posibilidades humanas capaces de desarrollar ilimitadas y sutiles destrezas posibles sobre el instrumento. Desde entonces esta obra fue utilizada como herramienta para el desarrollo tcnico y el entrenamiento, tambin como referencia ineludible de una gran cantidad de tratados relativos al estudio de otros instrumentos y a la prevencin de problemas y enfermedades profesionales propias de los ejecutantes.
Providing the "What," "How," and "Why," master guitarist and teacher Shawn Persinger shows you how to get the most out of the best guitar books. You'll find insightful commentaries and more than 100 individually tailored guitar lessons - in all styles - that will provide beginner, intermediate, and advanced players with a lifetime of knowledge, insight, and inspiration.Unlike any other guitar method, The 50 Greatest Guitar Books is part guitar instruction, part music appreciation, and part literary criticism. Persinger delivers as much practical musical content as he does analysis and educated insight.Includes contribution from legendary educators and players: Rik Emmett, Henry Kaiser, Steve Kaufman, Wolf Marshall, Tim Sparks, and many more.More than 100 stylized guitar lessons: Chord Voicings, Arpeggios, Two-Handed Tapping, Fingerpicking, Slide Guitar, Walking Bass Lines, Improvisation, and much more.Featuring all styles: Blues, Classical, Funk, Metal, Rock, Jazz, World, Ragtime, Flamenco, Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, Pop, Latin, Fingerpicking, Country, Fusion, and more.
This special limited edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of the profound text that inspired thousands of musicians to reach that place in their music where performance became as effortless as drawing a breath. The beautiful foil-embossed cover, added chapters and articles, and foreword and testimonials by Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, and others make this edition a timeless collectible to be displayed and treasured for a lifetime.