Join a current Broadway musician to practice first or second trumpet with 16 selections of bop, swing, Latin, jazz, rock, Dixieland, and blues arrangements. In addition to the music, this volume includes downloadable MP3s with backup accompaniment for rehearsal routines.
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: Brassy Rag * Burmese Temple Bells * Celtic Jig * Cool Strut * Crackerjack Jazz * Enchilada Festival * Fireball Rag * Gentle Ocean Waves * Silver Moonbeams * Skateboard Boogie * Starry Night Dreams.
This briefer, more accessible edition of our best-selling survey text describes American music as a panorama of distinct yet parallel streams--hip-hop and Latin; folk and country; gospel and classical; jazz, blues, and rock-that reflect the uniquely diverse character of the United States. Comparing and contrasting musical styles across regions and time, Candelaria and Kingman deliver a vision of American music both exuberant and inventive, a music that arises out of the history and musical traditions of the many immigrants to America's shores.
Jazzy returns to Toro, North Carolina from New Orleans, years after her mother was committed to a mental hospital. Upon her arrival, she encounters the forces that sent her mother away. The police are apprehensive when she reports attacks of young women in the city, and when she files a missing person report for her brother, they are even more skeptical, citing her mother's condition. The reality is much darker than anticipated, and when police officers get murdered, Jazzy's claims are taken seriously. But is it too late?
This book provides a chronological look at American music from colonial times to the end of the 20th century revised and updated to reflect the latest scholarship and critical views. It uses extensive citation of phonorecordings, especially CD's from New World Records, Composers Recordings, Inc., and the Smithsonian Institution (all of which maintain catalogs in print). Readers will find a comprehensive treatment of both "serious" and "popular" music in the United States with a final chapter on contemporary American music from composer/critic, Kyle Gann. Part of the highly acclaimed Prentice Hall History of Music Series. the colonial and federal eras to 1820, the romantic century (1820-1920), between the wars (1920-1945) and World War II through the present. Musicians especially those interested in American music.
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