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viii, 241 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Chapter 1 Introduction: Afrofuturism and Black Sound Studies.- Chapter 2. Blackness, Technology, and the Changing Same.- Chapter 3. Space and Time.- Chapter 4. Vibrations, Rhythm and Cosmology.- Chapter 5. Interstellar Space, Outer Space, and Inner Space.- Chapter 6. The Sounds of the Future.- Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319660400 20180115
This book interrogates the meeting point between Afrofuturism and Black Sound Studies. Whereas Afrofuturism is often understood primarily in relation to science fiction and speculative fiction, it can also be examined from a sonic perspective. The sounds of Afrofuturism are deeply embedded in the speculative - demonstrated in mythmaking - in frameworks for songs and compositions, in the personas of the artists, and in how the sounds are produced. In highlighting the place of music within the lived experiences of African Americans, the author analyses how the perspectives of Black Sound Studies complement and overlap with the discussion of sonic Afrofuturism. Focusing upon blackness, technology, and sound, this unique text offers key insights in how music partakes in imagining and constructing the future. This innovative volume will appeal to students and scholars of sound studies, musicology and African American studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319660400 20180115
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xv, 157 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
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vi, 290 pages : illustrations, music ; 29 cm
  • PART ONE Conducting Technique Chapter 1 THE BATON, PREPARATION, DOWNBEAT, AND RELEASE Chapter 2 BEAT PATTERNS AND PREPARATIONS IN TEMPO, DYNAMIC, AND BASIC STYLE Chapter 3 PREPARATIONS AND RELEASES FOR ALL COUNTS Chapter 4 FRACTIONAL BEAT PREPARATIONS Chapter 5 DIVIDED METERS Chapter 6 ASYMMETRICAL AND CHANGING METERS Chapter 7 THE FERMATA Chapter 8 THE CUE Chapter 9 CONDUCTING MUSICAL STYLES Chapter 10 EXPRESSIVE CONDUCTING AND THE LEFT HAND Chapter 11 TEMPO CHANGES AND ACCOMPANYING PART TWO Score Preparation and Rehearsal Technique Chapter 12 ANALYSIS AND SCORE PREPARATION Chapter 13 THE INSTRUMENTAL REHEARSAL Chapter 14 THE CHORAL REHEARSAL PART THREE Musical Excerpts Chapter 15 THE BATON, PREPARATION, DOWNBEAT, AND RELEASE Chapter 16 BEAT PATTERNS AND PREPARATIONS IN TEMPO, DYNAMIC, AND BASIC STYLE Chapter 17 PREPARATIONS AND RELEASES FOR ALL COUNTS Chapter 18 FRACTIONAL BEAT PREPARATIONS Chapter 19 DIVIDED METERS Chapter 20 ASYMMETRICAL AND CHANGING METERS Chapter 21 THE FERMATA Chapter 22 THE CUE Chapter 23 CONDUCTING MUSICAL STYLES Chapter 24 EXPRESSIVE CONDUCTING AND THE LEFT HAND Chapter 25 TEMPO CHANGES AND ACCOMPANYING TECHNICAL MASTERY APPENDICES Appendix A COMPETENCIES FOR THE BEGINNING CONDUCTING CLASS Appendix B STUDENT EVALUATION Appendix C CHART OF TRANSPOSITIONS AND CLEFS Appendix D FULL SCORE INSTRUMENTATION AND FOREIGN EQUIVALENTS Appendix E COUNTING DRILLS FOR UNEVEN METERS Appendix F MUSICAL STYLE CHART Appendix G GLOSSARY Appendix H MODEL VIDEO EXCERPT CHART.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138656994 20171201
Basic Conducting Techniques, Seventh Edition provides a clear and intelligible introduction to the art of conducting an ensemble. Over twenty chapters lay out the elements of conducting, followed by an extensive selection of musical examples from the classical repertoire. This seventh edition has been updated to include the full scores of key excerpts. A companion website now accompanies the book, providing additional resources including transposed scores, recordings of the excerpts, and video demonstrations of techniques. The new edition will feature: * Chapters rewritten and redesigned to better highlight important information and show connections between different sections. * Material on expressive conducting has been updated and expanded to a new full chapter. * Select full scores added in the Musical Excerpts section. * Excerpts with transpositions added to the text of each chapter, allowing easy access for class performance. * A new companion website, which will include the scores and transpositions for all the musical excerpts, audio files of excerpts, and new demonstration videos modelling specific techniques for each chapter. * Updated photographs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138656994 20171201
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1 online resource.
  • Introduction William I Wolff Part I. War, Fear, and Memorial 1. Lost in the Flood: Vietnam and the Forgotten Roots of Bruce Springsteen's Political Consciousness Jonathan Cohen 2. "This Turnpike Sure is Spooky at Night When You're All Alone": Springsteen, Fear, and the American Dream Jason Stonerook 3. On the Theme of Absence in Springsteen's Music Alan Rauch 4. Our Lady of E Street: The Boss' Virgin (2002-2014) Karen O'Donnell Dialogues "Mister I ain't a Boy, No I'm a Man": Overcoming Fear, Loss, and Grief in Childhood with the Music of Bruce Springsteen Connor Kirkpatrick "Will You Be in Our Arms Tonight?" Grieving in Public with Bruce Springsteen Martha Nell Smith Part II. Gender and Sexual Orientation 5. American Beauty? Masculinized Knowledge and Ontological Security in Uncertain Times Pamela Moss 6. A Queer Reading of Springsteen's Lyrics Nadine Hubbs Dialogues Who is Springsteen to His Women Fans? Lorraine Mangioni and Donna Luff Me and Bruce: Is There Anybody Alive Out There? Holly Casio Part III. Lineage and Legacy 7. Bruce Springsteen and the Folk Tradition Owen Cantrell 8. Musical Forms from Nebraska to Wrecking Ball Francesco Cassiani 9. "Youngstown": A Local Band's Rebuke of Springsteen's Representation of a City Struggling to Define Itself after Deindustrialization Sara Gulgas 10. On Springsteen's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame SpeechesLauren Onkey IV. Toward A Rhetoric of Springsteen 11. When Words Fail: Non-lexical Utterances and the Rhetoric of Voicelessness in the Songs of Bruce Springsteen Eric Sean Rawson 12. Title to be determined Jason Schneider Dialogues "When They Look Up at You, They Don't Just See Some Person with a Guitar": Springsteen and Rhetorical Identification Scott Wager Springsteen's Stage Success: Beyond the Set List Peter Chianca Look Hard and Look Twice: The Complex Musical Ethos in Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Megan Faver Hartline.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781317372271 20171002
This interdisciplinary volume enters the scholarly conversation about Bruce Springsteen at the moment when he has reinforced his status of global superstar and achieved the status of social critic. Covering musical and cultural developments, chapters consider primarily work Springsteen has released since 9/11-that is, released during a period of continued global unrest, economic upheaval, and social change-under the headings Politics, Fear and Society; Gender and Sexual Identity; and Toward a Rhetoric of Springsteen. The collection engages Springsteen and popular music as his contemporary work is just beginning to be understood in terms of its impact on popular culture and music, applying new areas of inquiry to Springsteen and putting Springsteen fan writing within the same binding as academic writing to show how together they create a more nuanced understanding of an artist. Established and emerging Springsteen scholars approach work from disciplines including Rhetoric and Composition, Historical Musicology, Labor Studies, American History, Literature, Communications, Sociology, Theology, and Government. Offering context, critique, and expansive understanding of Springsteen and his work, this book contributes to Springsteen scholarship and the study of popular music by showing Springsteen's broadening academic appeal as well as his escalating legacy on new musicians, social consciousness, and contemporary culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781317372271 20171002
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xiv, 221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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1 online resource.
  • Part I. Philosophy Chapter 1 - Swimming with the Tide Chapter 2 - Human Learning and Behavior Chapter 3 - Why Do People Sing? Chapter 4 - The Role of the Conductor Chapter 5 - The Choral Conducting Phenomenon Chapter 6 - Toward a Super-Model Choral Conductor Part II. Practice Chapter 7 - The Conductors' Craft: Rehearsing Chapter 8 - Less Is More: Conducting Gesture Chapter 9 - Conducting and Vocal Development and Health Chapter 10 - Teaching Choral Conducting: Philosophy and Practice Chapter 11 - Last Movement.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138682054 20171201
Choral Conducting: Philosophy and Practice, Second Edition is an updated resource for conductors and singers alike, a college-level text for students of choral conducting that considers conducting and singing from a holistic perspective. This singer-friendly and voice-healthy approach examines the rehearsal environment alongside its musical performance counterpart. The author explores what is involved in leading a choral group, examining theories of learning and human behavior to understand the impact choral conductors have on the act of singing. Divided into two main parts-Philosophy and Practice-the text begins with an historical look at conducting, exploring questions of why people sing and why they sing together, and ultimately presents the application of this philosophy, showing how a conductor's gestures and patterns can influence vocal outcomes. In addressing how singers learn and respond to choral music, as well as how conductors communicate with singers in rehearsal and performance, Choral Conducting turns an eye to learning how we learn and the role successful choral conductors play in motivating singers, developing healthy singing habits, and improving individual and ensemble vocal quality-all with the aims of enhancing musical understanding. New to this edition: Updated diagrams, photos, and musical examples Revised sample choral programs Increased consideration of the orchestral conductor A renewed focus on the intersections of learning, health and well-being, and the social perspective, supported by new and recent research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138682054 20171201
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xxxvi, 295 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
  • The order of Mejidieh
  • A soldier's lament
  • The holy war
  • Old Gallipoli
  • Mehter in the museum
  • Hybrid Turks
  • Sound bites
  • Music as memory.
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1 online resource (xxi, 544) : illustrations (some color); music.
  • Introduction. Mapping musical life in cinquecento Venice / Katelijne Schiltz
  • Musical institutions. San Marco / Giulio M. Ongaro ; Music at parish, monastic, and nunnery churches and at confraternities / Jonathan Glixon ; Parish and monastic churches : civic custom and the quotidian in the system of institutional patronage / Elena Quaranta ; Music and the academies of Venice and the Veneto / Iain Fenlon
  • Music in the public and private space. Music, ritual, and festival : the ceremonial life of Venice / Iain Fenlon ; Ridotti and salons : private patronage / Rodolfo Baroncini
  • Musical actors. The maestri di cappella / Francesco Passadore ; Silent voices : professional singers in Venice / Paolo Da Col ; Instrumentalists and instrument makers before c. 1550 / Bonnie J. Blackburn ; Instruments, instrument makers, and instrumentalists in the second half of the sixteenth century / Jeffrey Kurtzman
  • Music printing and publishing in cinquecento Venice / Sherri Bishop ; From Aaron to Zarlino : music theorists in the social and cultural matrix of sixteenth-century Venice / Rebecca Edwards
  • Genres, styles, and cross-cultural traditions. Cori spezzati in composition and sound / David Bryant ; The frottola in the Veneto / Giovanni Zanovello ; Venetian instrumental music in the sixteenth century / Eleanor Selfridge-Field ; Language, style, and subgenre in Venetian-language polyphony / Daniel Donnelly ; Jewish art music in late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Italy / Don Harran ; The 'other' coastal area of Venice : musical ties with Istria and Dalmatia / Ivano Cavallini.
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vi, 158 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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xvi, 475 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Acknowledgments Introduction: The Contemporary Commercial Composer and the Digital Audio Workstation I. Fundamentals of Music and Audio Ia: Fundamentals of Music Chapter 1: Introduction to Pitch Chapter 2: Introduction to Rhythm Chapter 3: Introduction to Harmony Chapter 4: Melody and Counterpoint Ib: Fundamentals of Audio Engineering and Sequencing Chapter 5: Introduction to Audio and MIDI Chapter 6: Manipulating Rhythm in the DAW Environment Chapter 7: Introduction to Acoustics Chapter 8: Melodic Sequencing II. Music Production Essentials IIa. Composition Essentials Chapter 9: Functional Diatonic Harmony Chapter 10: Expanding Your Harmonic Vocabulary Chapter 11: Form and Development Chapter 12: Basic Orchestration IIb. Audio Engineering Essentials Chapter 13: Introduction to Mixing Chapter 14: Recording and Editing Live Instruments Chapter 15: Mixing and Processing Chapter 16: Final Mix Considerations III. Producing Music for Media Chapter 17: The Client/Composer Relationship Chapter 18: Scoring for Short-Form Media Chapter 19: Scoring for Longer-Form Media IV. The Business of Music Composition Chapter 20: The Business of Music Composition Appendix A: List of CC Messages and Their Associated Functions Appendix B: Glossary Permission Acknowledgments Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138930629 20171017
In the contemporary world, the role of the commercial composer has grown to include a wide range of new responsibilities. Modern composers not only write music, but also often need to perform, record, and market their own works. The Craft of Contemporary Commercial Music prepares today's music students for their careers by teaching them to compose their own music, produce it professionally, and sell it successfully. The textbook integrates three areas of concentration-music theory and composition, audio engineering, and music business-allowing students to understand and practice how to successfully navigate each stage of a score's life cycle from concept to contract. Students will learn how to: Translate musical ideas into scores utilizing music theory and composition techniques Transform scores into professional audio through the production stages of tracking, sequencing, editing, mixing, mastering, and bouncing Market works to prospective clients The textbook assumes no prior knowledge of music theory or audio topics, and its modular organization allows instructors to use the book flexibly. Exercises at the end of each chapter provide practice with key skills, and a companion website supports the book with video walkthroughs, streaming audio, a glossary, and printable exercise pages. Combining a grounding in music notation and theory concepts with a foundation in essential technologies, The Craft of Contemporary Commercial Music offers an innovative approach that addresses the needs of students preparing for music careers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138930629 20171017
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xii, 170 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Abstract Dedication Acknowledgements Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Cultural Obsession The Making of China's National Icon The Rise of an All-Female Utopia National Identity and the Formation of the Gender Aesthetics Chapter 3. Mao's "Gender Trouble" The Downfall of the Cross-Gender Performance Tradition From Theatre to Reality: Normalization of Female Masculinity The Production of a Social Taboo Chapter 4. The Revival White Faced Gentleman: The Unofficial Return of Nandan "Natural Selection" in the Aesthetic Regime: The Return of Traditional Femininity The Mainstreaming of Drag in Popular Media Chapter 5. The New Generation "Two Spirited" M. Butterfly The Superwoman Within Intersex Occasional Cross-Gender Training "Double Standard" Employment Opportunities Relationships Success Chapter 6. Rebel or Follow When Theatre and Biology Intersect Interplay: Desires, Identities and Transgression Make Believe: Creating a Psychological Truth The Performed and the Innate The Drama of Reality Sexual Artifice in Gender Transgression Chapter 7. Conclusion References Appendix A. Major interview questions Appendix B. List of Interviewees Appendix C. Glossary.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138057906 20171201
Cross-Gender China, the outcome of more than twenty years of theatrical and sociological research, deconstructs the cultural implications of cross-gender performance in today's China. The recent revival in male-to-female cross-gender nandan performance in Chinese theatre raises a multitude of questions: it may suggest new gender dynamics, or new readings of old aesthetic traditions in new socio-cultural contexts. Interrogating the positions of the gender being performed and the gender doing the performing, this volume gives a broad cultural account of the contexts in which this unique performance style has found new life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138057906 20171201
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x, 207 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • DIGITAL MUSIC DISTRIBUTION: * The sociology of online music streams * Hendrik Storstein Spilker * Table of contents * Acknowledgements * ã CHAPTER 1 * Introduction: Digital Dramas * Music On Demand? * The Folding of Technologies * Into and Beyond "The Piracy Wars" * ã CHAPTER 2: * Not only about listening: Understanding the new everyday life of music * Perspectives on the Appropriation of Digital Music * Analyzing youth * The omnipresence and omni-interest in music * Top ten music-related practices * You can always get what you want? * ã CHAPTER 3 * The value of access: Negotiating file-sharing and streaming among youth and with parents * Domesticating controversial technologies * Piracy as morality and rebellion * Digital music technologies as generational boundary markers and asymmetries * Reflections on piracy and legality * Together in crime? * Music in context - negotiating other ICT's * An access culture? * ã CHAPTER 4 * In search of the "hacker-punk": Digital music technologies for countercultural measures? * The promises of Punk Style Do-it-yourself * The Quest for the Hacker Punk * What is so Punk about Punk? * The Digitalized Underground * In Search of the Hacker Punk * The Gap between Near and Bin(e)ary Things * The Unruliness of Technology * ã CHAPTER 5: * Pre-distribution networks and professional networks: Becoming an artist in the age of "piracy cultures" * Of Network Studios and Piracy Cultures * Assembling Work * A Visit to the Network Studio * Being Within or Without the Music Industry? * The Pre-Distribution Network and the Professional Network * Hail to the Album! * ã CHAPTER 6 * The irony of virtuality: The production of music and news in "the new economy" * The contents of "the new economy" * Network society or Internet society? * A prehistory of digital news and music * Ensure control over the resources * Gain entry to the networks * Gain entry to the networks #part 2 * Ensure control #part 2 * The new economy: a parasitic economy? * The irony of virtuality * ã CHAPTER 7 * The making of "piracy standards": Assessing the interplay between commercialism and idealism in technology development * The Interplay between Idealism and Commercialism * The Movement of Technologies Across Time and Space * MP3's Route to Dominance * DivX: The MP3 of Video? * The power of the piracy-entrepreneur nexus * ã CHAPTER 8 * Media kills music? An Analysis of the Newspaper Coverage of the Piracy Kills Music Campaign * The Fourth Music Estate? * Understanding the Role of the Media in the Piracy Controversies * Identifying frames * Qualitative Framing Analysis * The-support-and-help-the-industry-frame * The-dying-dinosaur-frame * The-head-in-the-sand-frame * The-hopeless-and-desperate-frame * The most-successful-campaign-of-all-time-frame * Quantitative Framing Analysis * - Wasn't much help to get... * ã CHAPTER 9: * The regulation of digital music distribution: Assessing the states and futures of the field * Introducing five regulatory models * 1. The partly obviation of the ownership model * 2. The hope and heath of the access model * 3. The professionalization of the alternative revenue model * 4. The remix model as ideology and practice * 5. The radical and the limited compensation model * The manifold roles of music, musicians and music-users * ã CHAPTER 10 * The Music Welfare State * Folding Revisited * Programs, Antiprograms, Circumventions, Ramifications... * The Old and the New Divide * The Triumph of Piracy * The Technological Empire * A State of Balance? * ã References *.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138673908 20171201
The digital music revolution and the rise of piracy cultures has transformed the music world as we knew it. Digital Music Distribution aims to go beyond the polarized and reductive perception of `piracy wars' to offer a broader and richer understanding of the paradoxes inherent in new forms of distribution. Covering both production and consumption perspectives, Spilker analyses the changes and regulatory issues through original case studies, looking at how digital music distribution has both changed and been changed by the cultural practices and politicking of ordinary youth, their parents, music counter cultures, artists and bands, record companies, technology developers, mass media and regulatory authorities. Exploring the fundamental change in distribution, Spilker investigates paradoxes such as: ã * The criminalization of file-sharing leading not to conflicts, but to increased collaboration between youths and their parents; * Why the circulation of cultural content, extremely damaging for its producers, has instead been advantageous for the manufacturers of recording equipment; * Why more artists are recording in professional sound studios, despite the proliferation of good quality equipment for home recording; * Why mass media, hit by many of the same challenges as the music industry, has been so critical of the way it has tackled these challenges. ã A rare and timely volume looking at the changes induced by the digitalization of music distribution, Digital Music Distribution will appeal to undergraduate students and policy makers interested in fields such as Media Studies, Digital Media, Music Business, Sociology and Cultural Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138673908 20171201
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13. Discovering music [2018]

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xxxvi, 611 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
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124 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Prelude Chapter 1 Philosophy on Soil Chapter 2 Ecological Literacy Chapter 3 Ecomusicology Chapter 4 Deep Ecology Chapter 5 Spiritual Praxis Postlude.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415792578 20171218
Eco-Literate Music Pedagogy examines the capacity of musiciking to cultivate ecological literacy, approaching eco-literate music pedagogy through philosophical and autoethnographical lenses. Building on the principle that music contributes uniquely to human ecological thinking, this volume tracks the course of eco-literate music pedagogy while guiding the discussion forward: What does it mean to embrace the impulse to teach music for ecological literacy? What is it like to theorize eco-literate music pedagogy? What is learned through enacting this pedagogy? How do the impulsion, the theorizing, and the enacting relate to one another? Music education for ecological consciousness is experienced in local places, and this study explores the theory underlying eco-literate music pedagogy in juxtaposition with the author's personal experiences. The work arrives at a new philosophy for music education: a spiritual praxis rooted in soil communities, one informed by ecology's intrinsic value for non-human being and musicking. Eco-Literate Music Pedagogy adds to the emerging body of music education literature considering ecological and environmental issues.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415792578 20171218
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xi, 144 pages ; 23 cm
  • James Tenney
  • Christian Wolff
  • Robert Ashley
  • Maryanne Amacher
  • La Monte Young
  • Steve Reich
  • Meredith Monk
  • Philip Glass.
In this brilliant collection, path-breaking figures of American experimental music discuss the meaning of their work at the turn of the twenty-first century. Presented between 1989 and 2002 at Wesleyan University, these captivating lectures provide rare insights by composers whose work has shaped our understanding of what it means to be experimental: Maryanne Amacher, Robert Ashley, Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Steve Reich, James Tenney, Christian Wolff, and La Monte Young. Collected here for the first time, together these lectures tell the story of twentieth-century American experimental music, covering such topics as repetition, phase, drone, duration, collaboration, and technological innovation. Containing introductory comments by Lucier and the original question and answer sessions between the students and the composers, this book makes the theory and practice of experimental music available and accessible to a new generation of students, artists, and scholars.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780819577634 20171227
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xxiv, 181 pages ; 24 cm.
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xv, 209 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Introducing The Beatles and Meet The Beatles Chapter 2: You Really Got a Hold On Me Chapter 3: Can't Buy Me Love Chapter 4: I Feel Fine Chapter 5: Ticket to Ride Chapter 6: Tomorrow Never Knows Chapter 7: A Day in the Life Chapter 8: Magical Mystery Tour Chapter 9: Hey Jude Chapter 10: All Together Now Chapter 11: The Long and Winding Road Selected Listening.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442271432 20171127
Starting an undeniable revolution, the Beatles took pop culture by storm, shook up the recording industry, and provided a soundtrack for the lives of millions of American teenagers. No band would ever come close to the mania inspired by these four Liverpudlian exports. Brooke Halpin takes readers on a comprehensive tour behind the masterful instrumentation, timeless (yet sometimes mysterious) lyrics, and experimental recording techniques of the Beatles' American releases from 1964 through 1970. Halpin explores the rock covers from which the four lads launched their careers; the original rock 'n' roll and love songs that fueled Beatlemania; the theatrical, psychedelic, world music, and orchestral elements which continually surprised audiences about the depths of the band's talents, and the guest musicians whose contributions remain unknown to many listeners. Adding to the song analyses are personal vignettes to transport the reader back in time to experience the excitement of hearing the Beatles for the first time. Through their music, lyrics, and playful antics on stage and screen as well as in real life, the Beatles encapsulated the ups and downs of 1960s America. Halpin uncovers how the Beatles' music continues to be relevant to today's audiences, revealing little known facts and drawing exciting conclusions about the band, their eventual breakup, and their undiminished fame.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442271432 20171127
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xx, 190 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Chapter 1 A Context for Expressive Conducting: Lessons from Drawing and Tai Chi Chapter 2 The Conductor's Body Chapter 3 Moving with Availability Chapter 4 Performance Theory and Technique: Acting and Conducting Chapter 5 The Body Is Your Instrument: Maximizing Expression and Moving Weight Chapter 6 The Performance Sequence Chapter 7 Coaching Notes Chapter 8 Availability Exercises Chapter 9 A Language for Expressive Conducting.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138636644 20171127
Expressive Conducting: Movement and Performance Theory for Conductors applies the insight of movement and performance theory to the practice of conducting, offering a ground-breaking new way of learning to conduct. Where traditional conducting pedagogies often place emphasis on training parts of the body in isolation, Expressive Conducting teaches conductors to understand their gestures as part of an interconnected system that incorporates the whole body. Rather than simply memorizing gestures, this book enables student and professional conductors to develop a conducting technique that is centered around expressing the themes of the music. Drawing parallels to the worlds of acting and dance, this text treats the body as the conductor's instrument. Coaching notes derived from years of conducting experience offer readers approachable methods for eliminating communication barriers-both conscious and subconscious-to encourage optimal performance, highlighting breathing techniques, arm exercises, and the significance of weight distribution. Unlike other conducting studies, this text understands that conducting resonates throughout the entire body and is not conveyed by the hands or baton alone. With an exhaustive consideration of the conductor's body and movements, featuring over 50 original illustrations, Expressive Conducting presents strategies for improving one's conducting skills in rehearsal and performance. Jerald Schwiebert and Dustin Barr develop a practical language for expressive conducting, suitable for conducting students, instructors, and professionals alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138636644 20171127
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xiv, 210 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of Tables Acknowledgments Introduction 1 Setting the stage: the cultural and creative industries, entrepreneurialism, and the classical music profession 2 Documenting and explaining inequalities in the classical music profession 3 The silence that is not a rest: negotiating hierarchies of class, race, and gender 4 Entrepreneurialism at work: mapping the contours of entrepreneurial subjectivity 5 "Difficult, fickle, tumultuous" and yet "the best job in the world": analysing subjective experiences of precarious work 6 Structures of feeling in two creative cities: London and Berlin Conclusion: key contributions, directions for further research, and recommendations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138942561 20171201
What is it like to work as a classical musician today? How can we explain ongoing gender, racial, and class inequalities in the classical music profession? What happens when musicians become entrepreneurial and think of themselves as a product that needs to be sold and marketed? Gender, Subjectivity, and Cultural Work explores these and other questions by drawing on innovative, empirical research on the working lives of classical musicians in Germany and the UK. Indeed, Scharff examines a range of timely issues such as the gender, racial, and class inequalities that characterise the cultural and creative industries; the ways in which entrepreneurialism - as an ethos to work on and improve the self - is lived out; and the subjective experiences of precarious work in so-called `creative cities'. Thus, this book not only adds to our understanding of the working lives of artists and creatives, but also makes broader contributions by exploring how precarity, neoliberalism, and inequalities shape subjective experiences. Contributing to a range of contemporary debates around cultural work, Gender, Subjectivity, and Cultural Work will be of interest to scholars and students in the fields of Sociology, Gender and Cultural Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138942561 20171201
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xviii, 270 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm
  • Music in the technological era / György Ligeti with Hans Heinz Stickenschmidt ; translated and annotated by Louise Duchesneau
  • "... Music is a bit like love - you do it, but you don't talk about it" / Louise Duchesneau
  • The innate melodist / Richard Steinitz
  • Ligeti's musical style as expression of cultural trauma / Wolfgang Marx
  • Making it home? : The natural sciences as a site of belonging in György Ligeti's music / Frederik Knop
  • Reflections on Ligeti's Jewish identity : unknown documents from his Cluj years / Heidy Zimmermann
  • Ligeti and Romanian folk music : an insight from the Paul Sacher Foundation / Bianca Tiplea Temes
  • Ligeti and the beginnings of Bartók analysis in Hungary / Anna Dalos
  • Bartók, Ligeti and the innovative middle road / Peter Edwards
  • From row to Klang : Ligeti's reception of Anton Webern's music / Ingrid Pustijanac
  • Genre as émigré : the return of the repressed in Ligeti's second quartet / Amy Bauer
  • Sketches reflecting the images of San Francisco / Kyoko Okumura
  • Ironic self-portraits? : Ligeti's Hungarian Rock and Passacaglia ungherese / Márton Kerékfy
  • Tragedy and irony : the passacaglia of the violin concerto / Volker Helbing.
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