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This original collection of more than thirty pieces for beginning flutists includes traditional airs such asScarborough Fair, Ode to Joy, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, and other classical favorites. In addition to selections from the standard flute repertoire, this volume offers Spanish songs and ragtime melodies. A free MP3 download is available for each tune, offering students the chance to familiarize themselves with the featured melodies, which include:
This book offers the first musical, cultural, and technological history of loudness, highlighting how loudness calls attention to musical, discursive, affective, and technological continuities that stretch across seemingly disparate traditions. Devine focuses especially on the years since 1915, when the forerunner of the modern loudspeaker was invented, and thus when loud sound became possible in new ways. The book corrects the fact that loudness remains surprisingly un-theorized and un-historicized, especially considering its longstanding importance as a source of pleasure, an object of criticism, and an engine of technological change. In exploring topics ranging from the role of dynamics in music theory to the problematic status of the decibel in the acoustic sciences, and from debates about orchestration technique to criticism in jazz, rock, and disco, the bookbreaks away from the generic and stylistic orthodoxies that circumscribe existing histories of twentieth-century music. Examining how loudness inflects central issues in music studies, including taste, race, gender, and youth, it argues that the crescendo model of the history of loudness stems from an impoverished understanding of music and sound as functions of their social settings. This volume charts an interdisciplinary path forward for music studies, highlighting the insights that can be gained when popular music is studied alongside various forms of art music and acoustic mediation, as overlapping phenomena in a shared history of sound and listening.
Musical Impressions was written to provide pianists with the experience of playing in a variety of styles. Capturing the essence of different styles is an important aspect of pianistic development. Jazz styles, romantic ballads, mysterious sounds, and more are found in this series, providing pianists of any age with pieces in many moods. Titles: Armadillo Rag * Brazilian Maracas * Butterflies and Rainbows * Castle by the Sea * Chocolate Smoothie * Drum Beats * Hot Air Balloon Ride * Hound Dog Blues * Mariachi Band * What's That Noise? * Whistle-Stop Boogie.
Revisit favorite arrangements, discover new ones, and inspire your jazz ensemble with sound and adventurous music to play. This new book recommends and analyzes sixty-seven quality jazz arrangements recommended by eighteen of the foremost jazz experts in the field today, including directors and professors from high schools and colleges across the country, including the Houston High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Bloomington High School, Fiorello La Guardia Performing Arts High School, Juilliard School, Berklee College of Music, and Harvard University. Listed alphabetically, each analysis includes information on instrumentation, ranges, playability, and requirements for rendering the score. This book includes eight indexes of musical features to help instructors select repertoire and teaching topics, five indexes for quick navigation and reference, three appendices on survey data results, a glossary, a bibliography, a list of jazz ensemble music publishers, and a general index.
'Sometimes Music Is My Only Friend' Harry Buckle: Following career advice from James Bond author Ian Fleming, in 1962 Harry Buckle became a journalist, This very funny but true story, follows him from his years as the '60's most read pop guru in the UK, writing in Jackie Magazine (with the pen name Pete Lennon assigned to him by the editor) to then starting his own music company and somewhat to his suprise, bringing you a hundred or so Top of the Pops Chart hits.. 'You'd think being a music journaist was safe enough except for predatory female fans, but I hadn't really expected the US Airforce to drop four H Bombs on me. Real ones.... Then he found himself reluctantly working with both the British M15 an Russsian KGB Secret Service, and interrogated in Moscow about what he had been doing at No. 10 Downing Street. 'It seems to us you are seeking to destabilise your rulers with naked pictures of Prime Minister Harold Wilson?'... 'I don't gamble. Life in the music business is enough, but we won tens of thousands of pounds for four years running when we learned the results of the Miss World contest in advance... 'Having the hits, confirmed the old music industry adage that I was 'Happy to be Part of the Industry of Human Happiness'... with many of those hits coming from Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Alison Moyet, Erasure and others. But then sitting watching national TV news in the USA and discovering I was apparently working with the Mafia was a bit of a reality check'... then in more pop mode... You want to know who to blame for 'Agadoo', 'Yviva Espana', 'The Birdie Song' and some others starting the whole 'dad dancing' phenomena... 'Sometimes Music Is My Only Friend' by Harry Buckle reveals all this and more... 'Sometimes Music Is My Only Friend', seems to touch the feelings of several generations including many of today for whom most social contact is often more electronic than tactile reality.
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