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A Change Is Gonna Come: Music, Race & the Soul of America
A Change Is Gonna Come
Music, Race & the Soul of America
Paperback      ISBN: 0452280656

The influence of black music on recent American history.

We'll Understand It Better by and by: Pioneering African American Gospel Composers
We'll Understand It Better by and by
Pioneering African American Gospel Composers
Paperback      ISBN: 1560981679

Looks at the development of gospel music and its influence on contemporary music, and profiles six gospel artists

Michael Aaron Curso Para Piano Piano Course Libro Primero Book 1 Edicion Bilingue/Bilingual Edition
Michael Aaron Curso Para Piano Piano Course Libro Primero Book 1 Edicion Bilingue/Bilingual Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 0769237754

Cada pieza incorpora nuevos fundamentos de la t cnica del piano: Escalas mayores y acordes * Ejercicios r tmicos * Transposici n * Diccionario Musical y Teor a. Spanish]

The Michael Aaron Piano Course Lesson books have been completely re-engraved, expanded (adding more definitions of musical terms and more musical pieces), updated (with modernized artwork), and re-edited (with less emphasis on fingerings and more on note-reading)].
Homage to Latin Music: Salsa
Homage to Latin Music
Salsa
Paperback      ISBN: 078667881x
Songs of the British Isles for Guitar
Songs of the British Isles for Guitar
Paperback      ISBN: 0786603747
Songs of Australia
Songs of Australia
Paperback      ISBN: 0786613785

Forty-nine typical songs from down under, with historical information. For voice and piano in friendly guitar keys - with guitar chords.

Brazil: Your Passport to a New World of Music
Brazil
Your Passport to a New World of Music
Paperback      ISBN: 0739024760

Renowned guitarist Billy Newman guides you through distinctive rhythms such as tango, samba, and bossa nova, clearly explaining the chord sequences and techniques of each style. Included is a CD demonstrating all examples in the book. Music is written in both standard notation and TAB to make learning easy and fun.

Jamaica: Your Passport to a New World of Music
Jamaica
Your Passport to a New World of Music
Paperback      ISBN: 0739060163

Jamaican music is loved throughout the world for its laid-back feel as well as its intense, lively rhythms. Its influence is apparent across many musical styles, from the reggae rhythms in the music of popular bands like The Police, to ska beats in the music of groups such as The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and The Toasters. Even rap music evolved from the Jamaican vocal style called "toasting," and the influence of Bob Marley is evident throughout the world of music and pop culture.

Drum Atlas: Jamaica teaches you many of the enjoyable and challenging grooves and fills that make Jamaican music so unique, covering early styles such as nyabinghi (sacred drumming that accompanies vocal chanting and singing) to modern styles like ragga (played entirely on digital and electronic equipment). Study techniques like the three-drop, the steppers beat, and the skank, and discover forces behind the music---like the spiritual influence of the Rastafarian religion. You'll also learn how to translate rhythms from traditional instruments, such as the rumba box and timbales, to the drumset. With its wealth of ideas for modern drummers, Drum Atlas: Jamaica will inspire you to improve your technique, increase your knowledge, and make you a more well-rounded musician.

The included CD demonstrates all the examples and compositions featured in the book, performed with a full Jamaican-style band.
Mel Bay Presents Songs of Ireland
Mel Bay Presents Songs of Ireland
Paperback      ISBN: 1562221132
Mel Bay Presents Antonio Carlos Jobim for Classical Guitar
Mel Bay Presents Antonio Carlos Jobim for Classical Guitar
Paperback      ISBN: 078667623x