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Back to a Shadow in the Night: Music Writings and Interviews 1968-2001
Back to a Shadow in the Night
Music Writings and Interviews 1968-2001
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0634035967
One of the most important critics writing in the past 35 years, Jonathan Cott has interviewed and reviewed major artists in publishing, art, film and music, often unearthing new voices years before they're discovered by the mainstream. In Back to a Shadow in the Night, his music interviews and essays - covering an astonishingly wide range of artists and styles - are collected for the first time in one volume. From pondering the links between Patti Smith and Rimbaud to revealing the introverted and eccentric mind of Glenn Gould, Cott consistently provides probing and fascinating dialogues in his interviews. In this collection, John Lennon gives insights on surviving fame four days before his murder, Bob Dylan contemplates identity in his film Renaldo and Clara, and Lou Reed explores the nihilism of New York City and the best lines he's ever written, to name but a few topics. Cott's independent writing on the music world is equally stimulating. With interwoven strands of Eastern philosophy and classical music, nursery rhymes and rock and roll, Cott's musings have a beauty and texture all their own. Jonathan Cott is the author of 12 books including Isis and Osiris: Exploring the Goddess Myth, City of Earthly Love, He Dreams What Is Going On Inside His Head and The Search for Om Sety. A contributing editor for Rolling Stone since its beginnings, he has frequently been published in the New York Times, American Review and The New Yorker. Cott lives in New York City. "Jonathan Cott, as an interviewer, reveals truths of creative spirits - especially those in the world of music - that they themselves may not have understood." - Studs Terkel
Blues People: Negro Music in White America
Blues People
Negro Music in White America
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 068818474x
An examination of the evolution and philosophy of African American music
The Flamenco/ Classical Guitar Tradition: A Technical Guitar Method and Introduction to Music
The Flamenco/ Classical Guitar Tradition
A Technical Guitar Method and Introduction to Music
Paperback      ISBN: 0786674652
26 Italian Songs and Arias: Medium Low
26 Italian Songs and Arias
Medium Low
Paperback      ISBN: 0882849360
This authoritative, new edition of the world's most loved songs and arias draws on original manuscripts, historical first editions and recent research by prominent musicologists to meet a high standard of accuracy and authenticity. Includes fascinating background information about the arias and their composers as well as a singable rhymed translation, a readable prose translation and a literal translation of each single Italian word.
Bass Culture: When Reggae Was King
Bass Culture
When Reggae Was King
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 0140237631
Presents an account of the history of reggae. This book describes reggae's origins and development in Jamaica, from ska to rock-steady to dub and to reggae itself, a local music which conquered the world. It relates the story of reggae to the history of Jamaica, from Colonial Island to troubled independence, and Jamaicans, from Kingston to London.
Michael Aaron Curso Para Piano/Piano Course Libro Primero Book 2 Edicion Bilingue/Bilingual Edition: Spanishenglish Language Edition
Michael Aaron Curso Para Piano/Piano Course Libro Primero Book 2 Edicion Bilingue/Bilingual Edition
Spanishenglish Language Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 0769237118
Ofrece ejercicios y melod s para: Estudios del Pedal * Escalas cromáticas y menores * Arreglos fáciles de algunas piezas clásicas * Ejercicios rítmicos y más. [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)].
Michael Aaron  Primer  Spanish
Michael Aaron Primer Spanish
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 0769238475
Estimula al principiante mediante notas y melod s fáciles. Introducción a los rudimentos de la música, desarollo del sentido del ritmo, explicaciones y diagramas del teclado. [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)].
Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World: Media, Industry and Society
Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World
Media, Industry and Society
Hardcover      ISBN: 0826463215
The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music Volume 1 provides an overview of media, industry, and technology and its relationship to popular music. In 500 entries by 130 contributors from around the world, the volume explores the topic in two parts: Part I: Social and Cultural Dimensions, covers the social phenomena of relevance to the practice of popular music and Part II: The Industry, covers all aspects of the popular music industry, such as copyright, instrumental manufacture, management and marketing, record corporations, studios, companies, and labels. Entries include bibliographies, discographies and filmographies, and an extensive index is provided.
El Arte De Tocar El Saxofon
El Arte De Tocar El Saxofon
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 0874879965
This classic supplement book for the saxophone has helped instrumentalists everywhere for over 30 years, and now it's available in a Spanish language translation. All the necessary skills needed to bring the player up from beginner to 'artist' are clearly stated by master saxophonist Larry Teal.
Mel Bay Presents Popular Guitar Styles  Reggae & Music of the Islands
Mel Bay Presents Popular Guitar Styles Reggae & Music of the Islands
Paperback      ISBN: 0786675853