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Studies in Music History: Essays for Oliver Strunk

A wide variety of essays by colleagues and former students reflect Professor Strunk's particular role as music historian, teacher, and a pre-eminent musicologist. Donald Grout provides the introduction and outlines the problems confronting musicology today. Other essays are devoted to early Christian music, Renaissance music, early Italian opera; Arthur Mendel writes on ambiguities of the munsural system, Edward Lowinsky on Willaert'...

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Csound Power!

Csound, a free, cross-platform, do-it-yourself software solution for sound synthesis and music production, has been growing in power for more than 25 years. Getting started with this highly sophisticated system can be a bit daunting for new users. But once you've mastered the basic concepts, using Csound is nearly as easy as plugging patch cords into a modular synthesizer. That's where CSOUND POWER!: THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE comes in....

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Deluxe Encyclopedia of Guitar Chords

If you are only going to get one guitar chord book, make it this one! Thousands of chord forms are presented. Chords are presented in each key and numerous forms are shown for each type of chords. Chords are classified into melody forms, inside forms, rhythm forms and bottom four string forms. Each type of chord is shown in notation and it lists the name of each note and its function in the chord (root, third, seventh, etc.) Also, th...

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Categorizing Sound : Genre and Twentieth-Century Popular Music

Categorizing Sound addresses the relationship between categories of music and categories of people, particularly how certain ways of organizing sounds becomes integral to how we perceive ourselves and how we feel connected to some people and disconnected from others. Presenting a series of case studies ranging from race music and old-time music of the 1920s through country and R&B of the 1980s, David Brackett explores the process...

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U2: Revolution

They've frequently been described as the biggest band in the world. The Joshua Tree alone has sold more than fifteen million copies worldwide. They hold the record for the most Grammy wins by a rock act. And their 360 tour, which started in 2009, attracted more than seven million fans and is one of the highest-grossing tours of all time. U2 has revolutionized the definition of rock band by staying true to its beliefs and passions, th...

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All-Time Favorite Parking Lot Picker's Guitar Solos

Aimed at beginning and intermediate guitarists, this book is packed with songs, solos, and techniques that every guitar player should know. The material includes melodies, tablature, chords, and all the solos are recorded at both slow and regular speeds on the accompanying online audio recording. Solos include easy open string solos, closed position moveable and transposable solos, double stops, solos with a bluesy sound, crosspickin...

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Verdi in Victorian London

Now a byword for beauty, Verdi's operas were far from universally acclaimed when they reached London in the second half of the nineteenth century. Why did some critics react so harshly? Who were they and what biases and prejudices animated them? When did their antagonistic attitude change? And why did opera managers continue to produce Verdi's operas, in spite of their alleged worthlessness? Massimo Zicari's Verdi in Victorian London...

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Pro Tools 101: An Introduction to Pro Tools 11

PRO TOOLS 101 AN INTRODUCTION TO PRO TOOLS 11 takes a comprehensive approach to learning the fundamentals of Pro Tools systems. Now updated for Pro Tools 11 software, this new edition from the definitive authority on Pro Tools covers everything you need to know to complete a Pro Tools project. Learn to build sessions that include multitrack recordings of live instruments, MIDI sequences, and virtual instruments. Through hands-on tuto...

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The Romantic Overture and Musical Form from Rossini to Wagner

In this book Steven Vande Moortele offers a comprehensive account of operatic and concert overtures in continental Europe between 1815 and 1850. Discussing a broad range of works by German, French, and Italian composers, it is at once an investigation of the Romantic overture within the context of mid-nineteenth century musical culture and an analytical study that focuses on aspects of large-scale formal organization in the overture ...

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The Last Miles: The Music of Miles Davis, 1980-1991

"Very moving, emotional material." -Gordon Meltzer, Miles's last road manager and executive producer of the Doo-Bop album "An important book." -Brian Priestley, jazz pianist, critic, reviewer, and co-author of The Rough Guide to Jazz "Bravo! Thank you for telling it like it was!" -Randy Hall, singer/guitarist "George Cole's writing, his choice of references, his descriptions of many incidents–-it is all so clear and respectful, and s...