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📒Beginning Jazz Keyboard ✍ Noah Baerman
✏Beginning Jazz Keyboard Book Summary : "Beginning jazz keyboard [is for] anyone with basic keyboard skills...Spanning from the major scale and basic triad theory all the way through 7th chords, pentatonic scales and modulating chord progressions, this book features a full etude or tune demonstrating every new concept introduced...Intermediate jazz keyboard...is for keyboardists who have learned the basics of jazz harmony and improvisation. Topics include a brief review of concepts and skills from beginning Jazz Keyboard, and continue with the modes of the major scale, chord extensions, making the changes, using chromatic tones and guide tones, chord substitution, 'rhythm changes,' the blues, altered dominant chords and more...new concepts are accompanied by etudes and songs for practice. Packed with hundreds of harmony and improvisation ideas...The conclusion to this power-packed jazz method [Mastering Jazz Keyboard,] starts with a review of concepts from Intermediate Jazz Keyboard and quickly moves on to more advanced concepts of chord voicings, modal soloing, substitution, reharmonization, modes of the minor scales, diminished and whole tone scales, walking bass, stride piano technique, non-diatonic progressions and much more..."--back cover.
📒Theory For Today S Musician ✍ Ralph Turek
✏Theory for Today s Musician Book Summary : The package (ISBN 978-0-415-73036-5) contains the second edition of Theory for Today’s Musician (ISBN: 978-0-415-66332-8) and the Theory for Today’s Musician Workbook (ISBN: 978-0-415-66333-5). The package is available for print books only. Ebook users should purchase the textbook and workbook separately. Theory for Today’s Musician, Second Edition, recasts the scope of the traditional music theory course to meet the demands of the professional music world, in a style that speaks directly and engagingly to today’s music student. It uses classical, folk, popular, and jazz repertoires with clear explanations that link music theory to musical applications. The authors help prepare students by not only exploring how music theory works in art music, but how it functions within modern music, and why this knowledge will help them become better composers, music teachers, performers, and recording engineers. This broadly comprehensive text merges traditional topics such as part-writing and harmony (diatonic, chromatic, neo-tonal and atonal), with less traditional topics such as counterpoint and musical process, and includes the non-traditional topics of popular music songwriting, jazz harmony and the blues. Written by an experienced textbook author and new co-author, both active classroom teachers for many years, Theory for Today’s Musician is the complete and ideal theory text to enable today’s student to accomplish their musical goals tomorrow. New Features to the Second Edition: An expanded unit on form that includes introductory chapters on sonata & rondo, to prepare students for learning form New "Back to Basics" online drills, keyed to the text, allowing students to brush up their fundamentals as needed New musical examples, including over 80 new musical excerpts from both art and popular music repertoires Expanded in-chapter exercises to promote and facilitate classroom interaction Carefully edited in response to market demands to create a more streamlined, flexible text New audio of musical examples (for both text and workbook), 50% re-recorded for improved audio quality An updated and relocated Chapter 33 on song composition in the jazz and popular folk styles, applying principles of text setting, melody composition/harmonization Companion website that houses online tutorial with drills of basic concepts
📒Schaum S Outline Of Introduction To Music ✍ Ronald Pen
✏Schaum s Outline of Introduction To Music Book Summary : MUSIC. This work presents a comprehensive review of the material covered in "Introduction to Music" courses in colleges and universities. Such music appreciation courses are intended primarily for non-majors. In keeping with the courses' content, this review book covers the "elements" of music and provides a historical survey of music. The book is formatted in such a way as to provide college students with the essentials of the subject, and to supplement the regular assigned reading.
📒Jazz The First 100 Years ✍ Henry Martin
✏Jazz The First 100 Years Book Summary : JAZZ: THE FIRST 100 YEARS explores the development of jazz from its nineteenth-century roots in blues and ragtime, through swing and bebop, to fusion and contemporary jazz styles. Unique in its up-to-date coverage, the 3rd edition devotes a full third of its length to performers of the 1960s to the present day. The book's flexible organization and clear, vibrant presentation appeal to both music majors and general students. Biographies and social history put music in context. Extensive, accessible listening guides tie the history of jazz music directly to the CD selections, giving newcomers and aficionados alike a true feel for the ever-changing sound of jazz. Non-majors will find the new Introduction to Jazz Basics a useful preview tool on jazz fundamentals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
📒Writings On Music 1965 2000 ✍ Steve Reich
✏Writings on Music 1965 2000 Book Summary : In the mid-1960s, Steve Reich radically renewed the musical landscape with a back-to-basics sound that came to be called Minimalism. These early works, characterized by a relentless pulse and static harmony, focused single-mindedly on the process of gradual rhythmic change. Throughout his career, Reich has continued to reinvigorate the music world, drawing from a wide array of classical, popular, sacred, and non-western idioms. His works reflect the steady evolution of an original musical mind. Writings on Music documents the creative journey of this thoughtful, groundbreaking composer. These 64 short pieces include Reich's 1968 essay "Music as a Gradual Process," widely considered one of the most influential pieces of music theory in the second half of the 20th century. Subsequent essays, articles, and interviews treat Reich's early work with tape and phase shifting, showing its development into more recent work with speech melody and instrumental music. Other essays recount his exposure to non-western music -- African drumming, Balinese gamelan, Hebrew cantillation -- and the influence of these musics as structures and not as sounds. The writings include Reich's reactions to and appreciations of the works of his contemporaries (John Cage, Luciano Berio, Morton Feldman, Gyorgy Ligeti) and older influences (Kurt Weill, Schoenberg). Each major work of the composer's career is also explored through notes written for performances and recordings. Paul Hillier, himself a respected figure in the early music and new music worlds, has revisited these texts, working with the author to clarify their central narrative: the aesthetic and intellectual development of an influential composer. For long-time listeners and young musicians recently introduced to his work, this book provides an opportunity to get to know Reich's music in greater depth and perspective.
📒Musical Improvisation ✍ Gabriel Solis
✏Musical Improvisation Book Summary : Diverse perspectives and alternate takes on musical improvisation
📒Disciplining Music ✍ Katherine Bergeron
✏Disciplining Music Book Summary : Provocative and timely, Disciplining Music confronts a topic that has sparked considerable debate in recent years: how do musicians and music scholars "discipline" music in their efforts to confer order and meaning on it? This collection of essays addresses this issue by formulating questions about music's canons—rules that measure and order, negotiate cultural constraints, reconstruct the past, and shape the future. Written by scholars representing the fields of historical musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory, many of the essays tug and push at the very boundaries of these traditional division within the study of music. "Fortunately, in a blaze of good-humored . . . scholarship, [this] book helps brains unaccustomed to thinking about the future without jeopardizing the past imagine the wonder classical-music life might become if it embraced all people and all musics."—Laurence Vittes, Los Angeles Reader "These essays will force us to rethink our position on many issues. . . [and] advance musicology into the twenty-first century."—Giulio Ongaro, American Music Teacher With essays by Katherine Bergeron, Philip V. Bohlman, Richard Cohn and Douglas Dempster, Philip Gossett, Robert P. Morgan, Bruno Nettl, Don Michael Randel, Ruth A. Solie, and Gary Tomlinson.
📒The Topos Of Music I Theory ✍ Guerino Mazzola
✏The Topos of Music I Theory Book Summary : This is the first volume of the second edition of the now classic book “The Topos of Music”. The author explains the theory's conceptual framework of denotators and forms, the classification of local and global musical objects, the mathematical models of harmony and counterpoint, and topologies for rhythm and motives.
📒Musical Cognition ✍ Henkjan Honing
✏Musical Cognition Book Summary : Why do people attach importance to the wordless language we call music? Musical Cognition suggests that music is a game. In music, our cognitive functions such as perception, memory, attention, and expectation are challenged; yet, as listeners, we often do not realie that the listener plays an active role in reaching the awareness that makes music so exhilarating, soothing, and inspiring. In reality, the author contends, listening does not happen in the outer world of audible sound, but in the inner world of our minds and brains. Recent research in the areas of psychology and neuro-cognition allows Honing to be explicit in a way that many of his predecessors could not. His lucid, evocative writing style guides the reader through what is known about listening to music while avoiding jargon and technical diagrams. With clear examples, the book concentrates on underappreciated musical skillsâ"sense of rhythm" and "relative pitch"âskills that make us musical creatures. Research on how living creatures respond to music supports the conviction that all humans have a unique, instinctive attraction to music. Musical Cognition includes a selection of intriguing examples from recent literature exploring the role that an implicit or explicit knowledge of music plays when one listens to it. The scope of the topics discussed ranges from the ability of newborns to perceive a beat, to the unexpected musical expertise of ordinary listeners. The evidence shows that music is second nature to most human beingsâbiologically and socially. View the book trailer View the book's website - see videos, images,Â sample materials, and the author's blog and Twitter feed.
📒A Study Of The Instrumental Music Of Frank Zappa ✍ Brett Clement
✏A Study of the Instrumental Music of Frank Zappa Book Summary :