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See below for a selection of the latest books from Music category. Presented with a red border are the Music books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Music books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
Build strength and consistency as you play Practice with warm-ups, scales, arpeggios, and chords Play full-length pieces and songs Sharpen your guitar-playing skills This practice-oriented playbook is packed with hands-on technique builders, from warm-up exercises with scales to arpeggios, chords, and more. Brush up on guitar notation, wake up your fingers, and develop strength, speed, and dexterity. With more than 300 exercises in various keys, drills to perfect your playing, tips to maximize your practice time, and performance pieces to test your expanding skills, you'll be strumming the strings like a pro in no time. Inside... A review of the fundamentals How to release tension and improve breathing Technique building exercises Scales, scale sequences, arpeggios, arpeggio sequences, and chords Ways to improve your musicianship
The Beatles landing in New York in February 1964 was the opening shot in a cultural revolution nobody predicted. Suddenly the youth of the richest, most powerful nation on earth was trying to emulate the music, manners and the modes of a rainy island that had recently fallen on hard times. The resulting fusion of American can-do and British fuck-you didn't just lead to rock and roll's most resonant music. It ushered in a golden era when a generation of kids born in ration card Britain, who had grown up with their nose pressed against the window of America's plenty, were invited to wallow in their big neighbour's largesse. It deals with a time when everything that was being done - from the Beatles playing Shea Stadium to the Rolling Stones at Altamont, from the Who performing their rock opera at the Metropolitan Opera House to David Bowie touching down in the USA for the first time with a couple of gowns in his luggage - was being done for the very first time. Rock and roll would never be quite so exciting again.
'Bursts with gloriously geeky detail.' The Telegraph Have you ever made someone you love a mix-tape? Forty years ago, a group of scientists, artists and writers gathered in a house in Ithaca, New York to work on the most important compilation ever conceived. It wasn't from one person to another, it was from Earth to the Cosmos. In 1977 NASA sent Voyager 1 and 2 on a Grand Tour of the outer planets. During the design phase of the Voyager mission, it was realised that this pair of plucky probes would eventually leave our solar system to drift forever in the unimaginable void of interstellar space. With this gloomy-sounding outcome in mind, NASA decided to do something optimistic. They commissioned astronomer Carl Sagan to create a message to be fixed to the side of Voyager 1 and 2 - a plaque, a calling card, a handshake to any passing alien that might one day chance upon them. The result was the Voyager Golden Record, a genre-hopping multi-media metal LP. A 90-minute playlist of music from across the globe, a sound essay of life on Earth, spoken greetings in multiple languages and more than 100 photographs and diagrams, all painstakingly chosen by Sagan and his team to create an aliens' guide to Earthlings. The record included music by J.S. Bach and Chuck Berry, a message of peace from US president Jimmy Carter, facts, figures and dimensions, all encased in a golden box. The Vinyl Frontier tells the story of NASA's interstellar mix-tape, from first phone call to final launch, when Voyager 1 and 2 left our planet bearing their hopeful message from the Summer of '77 to a distant future.
Piano And Keyboard All-In-One For Dummies encompasses everything you need to get started on the piano, or even build upon the current skills you have. This all-in-one includes content from: - Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition - Piano Exercises For Dummies - Keyboard For Dummies - Music Theory For Dummies, 4th Edition The online component for this title, hosted at Dummies.com, includes companion audio tracks that demonstrate techniques and sounds found in the book.
Bass Guitar For Dummies, 3rd Edition, takes readers from selecting their first instrument and setting up equipment through playing their first tunes. This edition provides the opportunity to present readers with fresh and updated practice lessons, teaching techniques and examples, and ensures that this title maintains its success as the leading print resource for learning to play the bass.
Whether you're dreaming of starting a band, striking the snares, or simply playing a hand drum, this interactive book makes it easy to pick up the basics. Complete with information on contemporary rock styles and beats as well as rhythms from around the world, this guide is all you need to become a talented, versatile drummer. Discover how to: - Bang out basic rhythms --with or without sticks - Understand fundamental drumming techniques - Explore other percussion instruments - Find the perfect drum set - Purchase, tune, and maintain your drums
In Harmonica For Dummies, you'll find an accessible format designed to help you access new techniques, songs, and styles of playing. Accompanying digital content and interactive tools help you learn the nuances of playing harmonica and give you the know-how to use this versatile instrument to its fullest potential. Provides you with a high-quality, comprehensive instructional manual Instructs you with detailed instructions and tips to help you learn to play quickly Written in a clear, easy-to-understand format complete with accompanying audio/video content Helps you improve your playing and embrace the many musical styles that have made the harmonica an iconic instrument
Singing Exercises For Dummies provides exercises and drills that give singers a vocal workout. Following along with the book and the online content, readers can learn to refine their technique, develop consistency, build power and endurance, and increase their vocal range. Whether studying under a tutor or developing their own training plan, Singing Exercises For Dummies provides readers the opportunity for both practice and perfection.
Piano For Dummies, 3rd Edition, is an all-encompassing guide for new or current piano enthusiasts. This updated edition includes online companion material as well as e-books for those who learn on-the-go.
Managing Stress in Music Education presents research, theory, possible pitfalls, and strategies for music teachers looking to navigate the challenging climate of potential stressors. Covering a wide range of topics such as sleep, physical movement, nutrition, happiness, gratitude, and mindfulness, this book offers music educators the tools to thrive in a work environment that can often lead to stress and burnout. Readers will examine vignettes of challenged and successful music teachers, and consider new techniques and classic reminders for a healthy enjoyment of work and life. Grounded in research and written in an accessible and concise manner, Managing Stress in Music Education is an excellent addition to any music teacher's bookshelf.
Coupling the narratives of twenty-two Irish traditional musicians alongside intensive field research Becoming an Irish Traditional Musician explores the rich and diverse ways traditional musicians hone their craft. It details the educational benefits and challenges associated with each learning practice, outlining the motivations and obstacles learners experience during musical development. By exploring learning from the point of view of the learners themselves the author provides new insights into modern Irish traditional music culture and how people begin to embody a musical tradition. This book charts the journey of becoming an Irish traditional musician and explores how musicality is learned, developed, and embodied.
Learn the basics of recording, processing, and mixing audio using Ableton Live software. This robust and innovative digital audio workstation opens your way to a musical toolkit used by musicians, performers, and producers worldwide. Audio Production Basics with Ableton Live will guide you through the essential audio production tasks you'll use to make the most of your Live software. The exercises in this book can be completed in any edition of Ableton Live, allowing you to get hands-on practice with Live's creative tools. With this book and the included online media files, you'll get working experience using Ableton Live, covering everything from setting up your computer to the fundamentals of audio production, including: -Basic digital audio workstation operations and audio hardware options -Principles of sound production and microphone use -Essential Live concepts and operations -MIDI fundamentals for playing and recording virtual instruments -Working in the Arrangement View and the Session View -Managing devices and routing signals in Live -Using automation to create dynamic changes to audio -Mixing your projects and exporting final mixed tracks Ableton Live is easy to set up, flexible, and fun to use. And everything you learn here will apply when you are ready to move on to more advanced study in audio production. Take a step to unleash your musical inspiration and creativity with Audio Production Basics with Ableton Live.