Category: Composition Performance

  • Download E-books Tramps Like Us: Music and Meaning among Springsteen Fans PDF

    By Daniel Cavicchi

    In line with 3 years of ethnographic examine with Bruce Springsteen lovers, and educated by means of the author's personal stories as a fan, Tramps Like Us is an interdisciplinary research of the ways that usual humans shape particular, sustained attachments to Springsteen and his song and the way these attachments functionality in people's day-by-day lives. An insider's narrative approximately Springsteen fans--who they're, what they do, and why they do it--this publication additionally explores the phenomenon of fandom in most cases. The textual content oscillates among fanatics' tales and ideas and the author's personal anecdotes, observation, and research. Cavicchi demanding situations the stereotypes of fanatics as obsessive, delusional, or even mentally sick, and explores fandom as a typical cultural and social phenomenon. He argues that track fandom is an invaluable and significant habit that permits humans to form identification, create group, and make experience of the world.
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  • Download E-books Apollo's Lyre: Greek Music and Music Theory in Antiquity and the Middle Ages PDF

    By Thomas J. Mathiesen

    Old Greek tune and song conception has involved students for hundreds of years not just as a result of its intrinsic curiosity as part of historical Greek tradition but additionally as the Greeks' grand proposal of tune has endured to stimulate musical imaginations to the current day. not like prior remedies of the topic, "Apollo's Lyre" is aimed mostly on the reader attracted to the musical typologies, the musical tools, and particularly the old improvement of song conception and its transmission in the course of the heart a long time. the fundamental technique and scope of the research are set out in a initial bankruptcy, via chapters focusing on the function of track in Greek society, musical typology, organology, and function perform. the subsequent chapters are dedicated to the track conception itself, because it constructed in 3 levels: within the treatises of Aristoxenus and the Sectio canonis; in the course of the interval of revival within the moment century C.E.; and in past due antiquity. every one theorist and treatise is taken into account individually yet constantly in the context of the rising traditions. the speculation offers a remarkably entire and coherent process for explaining and reading musical phenomena, and loads of its conceptual framework, in addition to a lot of its terminology, used to be borrowed and tailored by means of medieval Latin, Byzantine, and Arabic song theorists, a legacy reviewed within the ultimate bankruptcy. Transcriptions and analyses of a few of the extra entire items of Greek song preserved on papyrus or stone, or in manuscript, are built-in with a attention of the musicopoetic kinds themselves. The publication concludes with a complete bibliography for the sphere, updating and increasing the author's past Bibliography of resources for the research of historic Greek track.
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  • Download E-books Tonus Peregrinus: The History of a Psalm-tone and its use in Polyphonic Music PDF

    By Mattias Lundberg

    Mattias Lundberg investigates the old position of a deviant psalm-tone, the tonus peregrinus, concentrating on its purposes in polyphonic song inside of all significant branches of Western liturgy. in the course of the remarkably continual culture of using this melody to polyphony, from the 9th century correct as much as the twenty-first, coeval track conception is ready to make clear the issues it has posed to modal and tonal perform at quite a few old levels. The musical settings studied delay a reflect to the overall improvement of psalmody, referring to practices of organum, varied neighborhood types of fauxbourdon, cantus firmus composition, loose imitation, parody, fugue, quodlibet, monody, and lots of different compositional ideas the place the original positive factors of the psalm-tone have necessitated amendment of latest practices. The conclusions drawn show a musico-liturgical culture that used to be no longer in genuine risk of extinction until eventually the final decline of Western liturgy that within the eighteenth century, at which element the historiography of the tonus peregrinus grew to become an element stimulating scholarly and musical curiosity in its alleged pre-Christian origins. Lundberg demonstrates that the succession of works in accordance with the tonus peregrinus frequently preserved a relatively conservative musical and theological perception even in periods of drastic liturgical reform.
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  • Download E-books Cool Math for Hot Music: A First Introduction to Mathematics for Music Theorists (Computational Music Science) PDF

    This textbook is a primary creation to arithmetic for tune theorists, overlaying uncomplicated issues resembling units and capabilities, common homes, numbers and recursion, graphs, teams, earrings, matrices and modules, continuity, calculus, and gestures. It methods those summary topics in a brand new method: each proposal or theorem is influenced and illustrated by way of examples from song idea (such as concord, counterpoint, tuning), composition (e.g., classical combinatorics, dodecaphonic composition), and gestural functionality. The book comprises many illustrations, and workouts with solutions.

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  • Download E-books Collaborative Learning in Higher Music Education (SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music) PDF

    By Helena Gaunt, Heidi Westerlund

    In greater track schooling, studying in social settings (orchestras, choirs, bands, chamber tune and so forth) is ordinary, but knowing of such studying rests seriously at the transmission of data and ability from grasp to apprentice. This slender view of studying trajectories pervades in either one-to-one and one-to-many contexts. this is often astonishing given the turning out to be physique of data in regards to the strength of collaborative studying often, underpinned by means of theoretical advancements in academic psychology: the social dimensions of studying, situational studying and ideas of groups of freshmen. Collaborative studying in better song schooling seeks to answer the problem of changing into extra aware of the inventive and a number of dimensions of social interplay in studying song, in contexts starting from interdisciplinary tasks to one-to-one college, and never least within the modern context of quick switch within the cultural industries and better schooling as an entire. It brings jointly theoretical papers and case reviews of perform. issues lined comprise collaborative creativity, groups of perform, peer-learning, co-teaching as co-learning, overview and curriculum constructions. Chapters remove darkness from purposes for allowing collaborative studying, and supply exemplars of cutting edge perform and designs for collaborative studying environments in greater tune schooling. A critical function of the ebook is to scaffold switch, to aid in assembly the quick adjustments in society and to discover positive stepping stones or signposts for academics and scholars.
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  • Download E-books Making Music and Enriching Lives: A Guide for All Music Teachers (Music for Life) PDF

    By Bonnie Blanchard

    Making tune and Enriching Lives fills a big area of interest within the very huge international of books approximately song. it really is not like the other educational booklet within the means it addresses complete, across-the-board concerns that impact all academics, scholars, and musicians. during this e-book, you'll find specifics not just approximately tips on how to educate song, but additionally approximately the right way to encourage and encourage scholars of any age.

    In this primary quantity of her track for all times sequence, Bonnie Blanchard (with Cynthia Blanchard Acree) stocks profitable techniques with either scholars and academics that experience labored wonders in her personal studio to supply winning scholars who're energized approximately their classes and their song. those books contact on all elements of song guideline from working a studio to pupil motivation and educating strategy to acting, whereas addressing not only the musician, however the entire individual alongside the way.

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  • Download E-books Beyond the Baton: What Every Conductor Needs to Know PDF

    By Diane Wittry

    Pro conductor Diane Wittry attracts a accomplished roadmap to a winning profession in Beyond the Baton. With first-hand figuring out of ways the function of the conductor has replaced around the years, she expertly examines the recent set of duties--both off and on of the podium--that now fall upon the shoulders of the tune director.

    From getting a role to fundraising and academic outreach, Wittry's finished assistance and techniques consultant scholars conductors alike in the course of the management and organizational abilities important for fulfillment. various real-life examples illustrate important abilities for inventive management reminiscent of programming subscription, pops, and academic live shows; figuring out the finances and the song director's position in investment the creative imaginative and prescient; and providing speeches, and radio and televised interviews. In informative conversations with the writer, winning conductors Leonard Slatkin, Robert Spano, and JoAnn Falletta provide guidance from own adventure on how tune administrators can paintings effectively with orchestras, and what their roles are with the board and the community.
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  • Download E-books Sound Advice on Microphone Techniques (InstantPro) PDF

    Professional-sounding recordings commence with an outstanding sound resource, expert microphone choice and perfect strategy. for those who do not make stable microphone offerings, you will always struggle to get a very good sound. find out how the 3 commonest microphone designs paintings and the way to take advantage of them. realize which microphones are suggested for various tools and voices and listen to why at the accompanying audio CD. a sensible selection at this important aspect offers sound that is effortless to mix and combine. supply your recordings an opportunity and research nice microphone concepts.
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  • Download E-books Roland VS Recorder Power! PDF

    By Chris Skelnik

    The Roland VS hard disk drive recorder sequence is the preferred sequence of hard disk drive recorders in either the used and new marketplace, with numbers of clients expanding always. "Roland VS Recorder Power!" is the main complete and in-depth e-book on Roland VS Recorders to this point, supplying assurance of the way to list, edit, combine, and grasp audio recordings utilizing a few of the versions of Roland VS recorders. There are 4 sequence of Roland VS recorders, all of that are lined during this publication. "Roland VS Recorder Power!" is the single updated publication to be had in this subject and advantages from the revered identify and confirmed pedagogy of the ability! sequence, delivering whole and in-depth how-to causes and plenty of screenshots with front-to-back assurance of the applying. The publication covers the background, thought, operating equipment, functionality and utilization suggestions, and extra peripherals to assist the consumer develop into educated with their VS recorder, enhancing the standard in their recordings. "Roland VS Recorder Power!" fills the necessity for a finished and up to date ebook at the Roland VS sequence of hard drive recorders.
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  • Download E-books From the Stage to the Studio: How Fine Musicians Become Great Teachers PDF

    By Cornelia Watkins

    "The truth is, you will teach."
    from the Foreword by way of Stephen Clapp, Dean Emeritus, The Julliard college.

    Whether serving at the college at a college, conserving a category of personal scholars, or gratifying a call for participation as visitor artist in a grasp type sequence, almost all musicians will train in the course of their careers. From the level to the Studio speaks on to the acting musician, highlighting the numerous merits of changing into extraordinary either as a performer and a pedagogue. Drawing on over sixty years of mixed event, authors Cornelia Watkins and Laurie Scott give you the tips and knowledge useful for any musician to translate his or her person method into efficient and lucrative teacher-student interactions. Premised at the synergistic courting among educating and appearing, this ebook offers a constitution for clarifying the basic components of musical artistry, and connects them to such tangible events as establishing a studio, instructing a grasp classification, interviewing for a task, judging competitions, and recruiting scholars. From the level to the Studio serves as an important source for collage studio college, track pedagogy lecturers, university tune majors, and pros trying to upload powerful educating to their creative repertoire.
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