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What to Listen For in Rock: A Stylistic Analysis

By Ken Stephenson

During this concise and interesting research of rock song, song theorist Ken Stephenson explores the positive aspects that make this across the world well known track unique from prior tune kinds. the writer bargains a guided travel of rock track from the Nineteen Fifties to the current, emphasizing the theoretical underpinnings of the fashion and, for the 1st time, systematically focusing now not on rock music's historical past or sociology, yet at the structural features of the song itself. What buildings ordinarily take place in rock song? What theoretical platforms or types may top clarify them? The publication addresses those questions and extra in chapters dedicated to word rhythm, scales, key choice, cadences, harmonic palette and succession, and shape. each one bankruptcy presents richly precise analyses of person rock items from teams together with Chicago; the Beatles; Emerson, Lake, and Palmer; Kansas; and others. Stephenson indicates how rock tune is stylistically exact, and he demonstrates how the good points that make it detailed have tended to stay consistent in the course of the previous half-century and inside such a lot substyles. For track scholars on the collage point and for practising rock musicians who want a deeper knowing in their song, this e-book is a necessary source.

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Can't Stop Won't Stop : A History of the Hip Hop Generation

By Jeff Chang

Forged within the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop turned the Esperanto of sweet sixteen uprising and a generation-defining circulation. In a post-civil rights period outlined through deindustrialization and globalization, hip-hop crystallized a multiracial, polycultural generation's worldview, and reworked American politics and tradition. yet that epic tale hasn't ever been informed with this type of breadth, perception, and style.

Based on unique interviews with DJs, b-boys, rappers, graffiti writers, activists, and gang individuals, with unforgettable pix of a lot of hip-hop's forebears, founders, and mavericks, together with DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, and Ice dice, Can't cease will not Stop chronicles the occasions, the tips, the track, and the artwork that marked the hip-hop generation's upward push from the ashes of the 60's into the recent millennium. here's a strong cultural and social heritage of the tip of the yank century, and a provocative investigate the recent international that the hip-hop new release created.

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CageTalk: Dialogues with and about John Cage (Eastman Studies in Music)

John Cage used to be certainly one of America's most famous composers from the Nineteen Forties till his demise in 1992. yet he was once additionally a much-admired author and artist, and a uniquely beautiful character capable of current his rules engagingly anywhere he went. As an interview topic he was once a consummate expert. the most resource of CageTalk: Dialogues with and approximately John Cage is a panoply of bright and compulsively readable interviews given to Peter Dickinson within the past due Nineteen Eighties for a BBC Radio three documentary. the unique BBC software lasted an hour, however the complete discussions with Cage and plenty of of the most figures attached with him weren't released until eventually the 1st variation of this e-book. CageTalk additionally contains past BBC interviews with Cage, together with ones through the popular literary critic Frank Kermode and paintings critic David Sylvester. And Dickinson, the editor of this quantity, contributes little-known resource fabric approximately Cage's Musicircus and Roaratorio in addition to a considerable advent exploring the a number of roles that Cage's diverse and hard output performed in the course of a lot of the 20 th century and keeps to play within the early twenty-first. except the lengthy interview with Cage himself, there are discussions with Bonnie fowl, Earle Brown, Merce Cunningham, Minna Lederman, Otto Luening, Jackson Mac Low, Peadar Mercier, Pauline Oliveros, John Rockwell, Kurt Schwertsik, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Virgil Thomson, David Tudor, los angeles Monte younger, and Paul Zukovsky. many of the interviews got to Peter Dickinson yet there are others related to Rebecca Boyle, Anthony Cheevers, Michael Oliver, and Roger Smalley. Peter Dickinson, British composer and pianist, is Emeritus Professor, collage of Keele and collage of London, and has written or edited numerous books approximately twentieth-century track, together with Copland Connotations (Boydell Press, 2002) and The song of Lennox Berkeley (Boydell Press, 2003).

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Goldmine Standard Catalog of American Records - 2008

By Tim Neely

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Description: Catalogue of yank plates issued through the interval from 1950 to 1975. With it you will discover the serial quantity, 12 months, approximate expense, and extra facts documents of any American's. It additionally includes information regarding fakes and reissues of the mythical crew The Beatles.

have you chanced on your self asking those questions about albums you personal or have an interest in:
whilst used to be it published? Who was once the artist? What used to be the name? Which label produced it? How a lot is it worth?

solutions to vinyl values and identity questions similar to those are available during this one consultant. This re-creation comprises 150,000 listings with up to date costs for 45s, 7-inch expand play singles and 12-inch albums from pop, rock, nation, soul, rhythm and blues, and from all different genres of tune produced among 1950 and 1975. With double the variety of listings than different courses, this can be the alternative for accomplished checklist insurance. This easy-to-use consultant is prepared alphabetically by means of artist, and comprises:
- 16-page colour part that includes the hobby's most fun and fascinating album covers
- distinctive characteristic making a choice on fakes and reproductions between Beatles album covers
- BONUS DVD which lets you seek by means of key phrases and artist names, and amplify pages via four hundred% for close-up assessment of album disguise information

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The Only Guitar Book You'll Ever Need: From Tuning Your Instrument and Learning Chords to Reading Music and Writing Songs, Everything You Need to Play like the Best

By Ernie Jackson, Marc Schonbrun

Your one-stop consultant to studying guitar!

Whether you've been strumming the guitar because you have been a child or are only beginning out, the one Guitar booklet You'll Ever desire might help you are taking your song to the following point. choked with transparent, step by step directions and a whole lot specialist guidance, this consultant teaches you every little thing you must learn about taking part in a guitar, from procuring the fitting version to appearing all of your favourite songs. This publication additionally contains worthy details on:
Reading music
Tuning any guitar
Mastering scales and chords
Alternating tuning, harmonics, and slide playing
Equipment, equivalent to straps, amplifiers, strings, and pedals
A whole creation to at least one of the world's most well-liked tools, the one Guitar booklet You'll Ever want exhibits you the way to grasp the guitar very quickly!

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Home Before Daylight: My Life on the Road with the Grateful Dead

By Steve Parish

The untold tale of lifestyles at the street with the thankful lifeless, written through an insider who lived it from the early days to today.

Steve Parish was once by no means one to stroll the straight-and-narrow, even in the course of his youth starting to be up in Flushing Meadow, Queens. Busted as for promoting acid in the summertime of 1968, Parish landed in Riker's Island. The adventure replaced him and upon getting out he did his most sensible to stick out of hassle, securing a role relocating tune gear on the long island country Pavilion. the 1st exhibit he labored used to be a thankful lifeless live performance in July of 1969 and Parish used to be captivated by way of the song. A existence possible headed nowhere had unexpectedly came upon its calling as he fell in fast with a band of likeminded misfits who shaped the nucleus of what stands out as the maximum highway workforce in rock 'n' roll history.

Parish traveled to California the place his apprenticeship begun. operating for the band at no cost and studying his craft, Parish obtained to understand Jerry, Bobby, Phil, Billy and Mickey and during the years their relationships solid an unbreakable bond. He turned very shut with Garcia specifically, performing as his own roadie and later supervisor for his solo performances and Garcia Band exhibits. He used to be there during periods of hassle (like whilst a pimp held Garcia hostage at gunpoint in a brand new York resort room), spending hours via his bedside while Garcia used to be in a coma in 1986, and acting the tasks of top guy at his marriage ceremony. He used to be additionally the final buddy to work out Garcia alive.

Throughout the Dead's historical run, there have been events of biblical percentage and star run-ins with every body from Bob Dylan to Frank Sinatra--but there has been a gloomy aspect to existence at the highway and tragedy did not simply strike the musicians.

But Home sooner than Daylight is a narrative of friendship, of tune and redemption. it's a piece of track heritage, one who displays the yankee spirit of event and brotherhood. visible via Steve Parish's eyes and stories, The thankful Dead's wild trip hasn't ever been so revealing.

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Historical Dictionary of Sacred Music

By Joseph P. Swain

Approximately all non secular traditions have reserved a unique position for sacred track. if it is track accompanying a ritual or simply for devotional reasons, track composed for whole congregations or for the expert soloist, or tune set to holy phrases or simply instrumental, in a few shape or one other, song is current. actually, in a few traditions the relation among the song and the ritual is so intimate that to tell apart among them will be erroneous. The historic Dictionary of Sacred tune covers an important points of the sacred track of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and different smaller spiritual teams. It presents helpful details on the entire major traditions of this track by using a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, and thousands of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant sorts of tune, composers, key non secular figures, really expert positions, genres of composition, technical phrases, tools, primary records and resources, major locations, and significant musical compositions.

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Ableton Live 8 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide

By Jon Margulies

Ableton reside eight energy! is the all-inclusive consultant to creating tune with Ableton's innovative concert and studio software program, stay eight. Written for all reside clients, from electronic audio rookies to pro professionals, this e-book explores every one basic characteristic in stay. The booklet presents power-user counsel and insider tips for integrating Ableton reside into your house or specialist studio. yet Live's in-studio services are only the start. each final function, button, fader, tool, and influence in dwell eight used to be additionally designed with the dwell performer in brain. Ableton stay eight energy! is a e-book written for musicians via a musician who makes use of and teaches the software program every day. even if you employ reside for generating, composing, DJing, or movie and tv, Ableton stay eight energy! might help you set the joys again into making song with desktops, whereas taking your song to the subsequent point.

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Encyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century

The Encyclopedia of song within the twentieth Century is an alphabetically prepared encyclopedia of all elements of tune in a number of elements of the area through the twentieth century. It covers the key musical styles--concert track, jazz, pop, rock, etc., and such key genres as opera, orchestral song, be-bop, blues, nation, and so on. Articles on members supply biographical details on their lifestyles and works, and discover the contribution every one has made within the field.

Illustrated and completely cross-referenced, the Encyclopedia of track within the twentieth Century additionally offers recommended Listening and extra examining info. an excellent first element of reference for college students, librarians, and song scholars--as good as for the overall reader.

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Swing to Bop: An Oral History of the Transition in Jazz in the 1940s

By Ira Gitler

This fundamental e-book brings us nose to nose with one of the most memorable figures in jazz heritage and charts the increase and improvement of bop within the past due Thirties and '40s. Ira Gitler interviewed greater than 50 top jazz figures, over a 10-year interval, to maintain for posterity their reminiscences of the transition in jazz from the large band period to the trendy jazz interval. The musicians interviewed, together with either the acclaimed and the unrecorded, inform of their personal phrases how this renegade song emerged, why it used to be a turning aspect in American jazz, and the way it encouraged their very own lives and paintings. putting jazz in old context, Gitler demonstrates how the temper of the country in its post-Depression years, racial attitudes of the time, and global struggle II mixed to form the jazz of today.

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