Description : An accessible yet comprehensive guide for the radio listener, record collector, and occasional concertgoer describes more than seven hundred musical pieces and their composers, proceeding chronologically from Vivaldi to Hans Werner Henze
Description : "This book focuses on the performance of classical music, but the basic principles are the same for all kinds of music. Musicians need to make their audiences receptive and to give them a lasting, positive impression. Just as classical training lays a foundation for the performance of other kinds of music, the basics of stage presence outlines here may be adopted to all kinds of performances, by all kinds of musicians." - page xiii.
Description : (Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). There has never been a greater need for musicians to understand the music business than now, when emerging technologies make it possible for artists to act as their own record labels, and new contracts are structured to grab the biggest slice of an artist's revenue pie. But in a digital age overflowing with confusing and ever-changing information, musicians need trusted business advice from a veteran artist who can break down the basics in a language they understand. Written by a professional musician for other musicians, Business Basics for Musicians is the layperson's guide to the music industry. In a conversational tone and an easy-to-scan format, it simplifies five vital areas in which musicians need to succeed: Career Execution, Business Relationships, Pro Teams, Deals and Dollars, and Future Predictions. Everything from copyright to record deals, managers, merchandising, and doing it yourself is covered. With interviews, anecdotes, and review quizzes, this must-have manual will help artists master business essentials quickly so they can get back to doing what they love best creating music.
Description : A great resource for singers, soloists, back ground vocals, instrumentalists, sound technicians, worship leaders and anyone involved in church music ministry. A useful handbook for Singers and Instrumentalists involved in church worship ministry. Teaches vocal skills, and techniques .
Description : "[Student will learn the following:] open a fake book/sheet music with chord symbols and play a tune, accompany vocalist/instrumentalist on any type of tune, get a solo piano/vocal gig, use the piano as a helpful tool to practice vocal improvisation, analyze the chord changes to a song and understand the function of each chord within the progression, double-check published leads-sheets for accuracy, improve composition skills by being able to play and hear the tunes, improve improvisation skills by understanding the harmonic construction of a song."--Page 2.
Description : Be You Own Manager is a career handbook for classical musicians, singers, conductors, and others making music their profession. The book contains the basics in understanding the business side of the industry for both young as well as experienced classical musicians. It contains chapters on marketing, how to use social media, fee negotiations and much more. Every chapter includes practical examples to make it both easily understandable and implementable. The book starts with a discussion on what makes a musician special and stand out in a crowd, and how to communicate that presence. This is the core of building a successful career. Later in the book, Bernhard and Bettina discuss how to build a recognizable digital presence, including website tips and how to do a newsletter the right way. The book also includes a chapter on what visual materials should look like, what crowdfunding is, and how to publish that all important first album. ? The book aims to cover all aspects that are critical for the self-management of classical musicians. It will be written to be a good read at any level, but also be written to serve as a reference when musicians come across certain opportunities in their career.