Acclaimed by the New York Times as "part muse, part quick reference," this pocket-sized dictionary is an easy-to-use tool geared specifically toward the contemporary songwriter. A concise collection of the most-often used words in popular music, the simpl
108 pointers, hints and just plain good advice culled from the pages of Home Recording magazine. Here, you'll find pages of professional secrets on studio setup and organization, gear care, computer issues, recording, effects and mixing. Topics include: homemade cable ties * use an aux track to control levels * create a live feel the P.A. way * make your own drum booth * fix bleed on drum tracks * panning stereo tremolo * sink sync problems * fatten those rhythm guitars * and more.
This expanded edition offers saxophonists a host of information on the instrument. Covers: all jargon explained; selecting and auditioning saxophones, mouthpieces, and reeds; maintenance, adjustment, intonation, tuning; family, history, and production of the instrument; dozens of illustrations; Interactive Tipcodes; glossary; index; Tipbook Fingering Charts; and much more.
Offers an historical selection of Gregorian chant, opera, chamber, orchestral, and choral music by composers from ancient and medieval times to Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, Debussy, Stravinsky, Copeland, and Britten.
(Berklee Press). How does a song become more than words and music to represent or influence the voice of a generation? Inside the Hits dissects more than 60 of the most powerful and memorable hit songs since the birth of rock and roll to reveal the roots of their success. Author Wayne Wadhams examines the key ingredients that made the songs work then and now, including: melody, lyrics, performance, production, artist image, promotion, and market timing. What really stopped Mick Jagger from getting "Satisfaction"? How did a secretary who was mistaken for a prostitute give Donna Summer her new sound? Find all the answers in Inside the Hits . "Reading Inside the Hits was like reliving some of the most memorable moments in rock and roll. A captivating read for industry professionals and fans alike." Phil Ramone
In this extensively researched ode to scandal, Peter Blecha recounts the travails of musicians who have dared to air "unacceptable" topics. Filled with several centuries' worth of raunchy sex ditties, morbid murder ballads, satanic songs, paeans to intoxication and radical political anthems, this book lays the censors' stories bare, and casts a much-needed spotlight on civil liberties and artistic freedom in our post-9/11 world. Highlights the work of hundreds of controversial musicians, including: the Beatles, Ray Charles, the Dixie Chicks, Dylan, Eminem, Billie Holiday, Nirvana, Elvis, Public Enemy, Sex Pistols, Springsteen, Zappa and others. "Blecha tells a story of how free we aren't. It's a story every music fan needs to know." - Dave Marsh
Carol Kimball's comprehensive survey of art song literature has been the principal one-volume American source on the topic. Now back in print after an absence of several years, this newly revised edition includes biographies and discussions of the work of 150 composers of various nationalities, as well as articles on styles of various schools of composition.
Tipbook Drums - The Complete Guide is a totally new and expanded edition of the original Tipbook Drums (2001). This accessible and convenient guide, in a convenient new 6' x 9' format, offers both beginning and advanced drummers a host of information on the instrument. Covers: selecting and testing instruments and accessories; maintenance, adjustment, intonation and tuning; family, history and production of the instrument; dozens of illustrations; interactive Tipcodes at Tipbook.com; a glossary; index; rudiments, basic beats; and much more