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Music Technology by Julio d’Escriván Free Download Pdf

Music Technology Emphasising the creative aspect of music technology, this introduction sets out an overview of the field for music students in a non-scientific and straightforward way. Engaging and user-friendly, the book covers studio concepts: basic audio and the studio workflow, including audio and MIDI recording. It explores synthesisers, samplers and drum machines as well as basic concepts for electronic performance. In considering the role of the DJ, Read More →

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Sympathy For The Devil: Die Geburt der Rolling Stones und der Tod von Brian Jones

Sympathy For The Devil: Die Geburt der Rolling Stones und der Tod von Brian Jones Free Download Pdf

Schon von Anfang an erkannte man etwas teuflisches an Brian Jones. Und wie wir wissen, spielt der Teufel die besten Songs.

“Nimm nur einen, auf keinen Fall beide”, riet der Blues-Impresario Alexis Korner dem jungen Brian Jones, als der für seine aufstrebende Band zwei neue Mitglieder rekrutieren wollte. Korner kannte den Sänger und den Gitarristen, um die es ging, und er wüsste, wenn Jones es mit beiden versuchte, dann würde er selbst bald abgemeldet sein. Er sollte recht behalten: Wer heute den Namen Rolling Stones hört, dem fallen sofort Mick Jagger und Keith Richards ein. Von Brian Jones hingegen ist allenfalls noch sein tragisches, frühes Ableben in Erinnerung, um das sich zahllose Verschwörungstheorien ranken. Read More →

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Beckett and Musicality

Beckett and Musicality Free Download Pdf

Discussion concerning the ‘musicality’ of Samuel Beckett’s writing now constitutes a familiar critical trope in Beckett Studies, one that continues to be informed by the still-emerging evidence of Beckett’s engagement with music throughout his personal and literary life, and by the ongoing interest of musicians in Beckett’s work. In Beckett’s drama and prose writings, the relationship with music plays out in implicit and explicit ways. Read More →

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The Rock Cover Song: Culture, History, Politics

The Rock Cover Song: Culture, History, Politics Free Download Pdf

Cover songs operate as a form of cultural discourse across various musical genres and different societal, historical and political conditions. Case studies include a comparative analysis of Jimi Hendrix’s and Whitney Houston’s versions of “The Star-Spangled Banner” as well as a mapping of the trajectory of “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” from the original version by the Rolling Stones through cover versions by Otis Redding, Devo, and Britney Spears. The radical deconstruction of pop and rock songs by the Residents and Laibach is also examined, with additional studies of cover songs by such as Van Halen, Kim Wilde, Rufus Harley, the Four Tops, Pat Boone and Johnny Cash. Read More →

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The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed

The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed Free Download Pdf

Here’s what The Rap Year Book does: It takes readers from 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present, with Shea Serrano hilariously discussing, debating, and deconstructing the most important rap song year by year. Serrano also examines the most important moments that surround the history and culture of rap music–from artists’ backgrounds to issues of race, the rise of hip-hop, and the struggles among its major players–both personal and professional. Covering East Coast and West Coast, famous rapper feuds, chart toppers, and show stoppers, The Rap Year Book is an in-depth look at the most influential genre of music to come out of the last generation. Read More →

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The Alexander Technique for Musicians

The Alexander Technique for Musicians Free Download Pdf

The Alexander Technique for Musicians is a unique guide for all musicians, providing a practical, informative approach to being a successful and comfortable performer. Perfect as an introduction to the Alexander Technique, or to supplement the reader’s lessons, the book looks at daily and last-minute practice, breathing, performance and performance anxiety, teacher–pupil relationships, ensemble skills, and the application of the Alexander Technique to instrumental and vocal work. Read More →

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What Are Chords?

What Are Chords? Free Download Pdf

What Are Chords?” offers a comprehensive, clear and easy to follow step by step look at what chords are and how to create them. Look at 112 musical illustrations and listen to 49 audio tracks on the What Are Chords website. You will discover: Read More →

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The Oxford Handbook of Social Justice in Music Education

The Oxford Handbook of Social Justice in Music Education Free Download Pdf

Music education has historically had a tense relationship with social justice. One the one hand, educators concerned with music practices have long preoccupied themselves with ideas of open participation and the potentially transformative capacity that musical interaction fosters. On the other hand, they have often done so while promoting and privileging a particular set of musical practices, traditions, and forms of musical knowledge, which has in turn alienated and even excluded many children from music education opportunities. The Oxford Handbook of Social Justice in Music Education provides a comprehensive overview and scholarly analyses of the major themes and issues relating to social justice in musical and educational practice worldwide. Read More →

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