Thinking Musically

Thinking Musically
Author: Bonnie C. Wade
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-01-31
ISBN: 9780199844869
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Musically Book Excerpt:

The cornerstone and first volume of the Global Music Series, Thinking Musically incorporates the sounds and traditions of world cultures to establish a conceptual framework for exploring musical diversity. Designed for Introduction to World Music/Ethnomusicology courses and readers with little or no background in music, the book explores the fundamental elements of music—including rhythm, pitch in melodic and harmonic relationships, and form—and examines how they vary globally from culture to culture.

Thinking Musically

Thinking Musically
Author: Bonnie C. Wade
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Musically Book Excerpt:

This work is designed as the core text for undergraduate, introductory courses on world music. Supported by case studies from a variety of cultures, the text defines musical terms and concepts and discusses how musical organization and structure differs across cultures.

Bach

Bach
Author: Christoph Wolff
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 484
Release: 1991
ISBN: 9780674059269
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bach Book Excerpt:

More than two centuries after his lifetime, J. S. Bach's work continues to set musical standards. Noted Bach scholar Christoph Wolff offers new perspectives on the composer's life and remarkable career.

Thinking Qualitatively

Thinking Qualitatively
Author: Johnny Saldana
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-09-03
ISBN: 1483349829
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Qualitatively Book Excerpt:

Written in Johnny Saldaña′s elegant and accessible style, Thinking Qualitatively: Methods of Mind boldly pursues the challenge of teaching students not just how to collect and analyze data, but how to actively think about them. Each chapter presents one "method of mind" (thinking analytically, realistically, symbolically, ethically, multidisciplinarily, artistically, summarily, interpretively, and narratively), together with applications, a vignette or story related to the thinking modality, points to remember, and exercises. Designed to help researchers "rise above the data," the book explores how qualitative research designs, data collection, data analyses, and write-ups can be enriched through over 60 different lenses, filters, and angles on social life. Venturing into more evocative and multidimensional ways to examine the complex patterns of daily living, the book reveals how the researcher′s mind thinks heuristically to transcend the descriptive and develop "highdeep" insights about the human condition. Click here for a listing of Johnny Saldaña′s upcoming workshops. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

Dimensions of Musical Thinking

Dimensions of Musical Thinking
Author: Eunice Boardman
Publsiher: R&L Education
Total Pages: 132
Release: 1989
ISBN: 9780940796621
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dimensions of Musical Thinking Book Excerpt:

Presents ideas for teaching students to think musically. Enrich the music curriculum through classroom interaction and instruction. Appropriate for elementary through high school levels.

Zen and the Art of Recording

Zen and the Art of Recording
Author: Mixerman
Publsiher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN: 1495004511
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zen and the Art of Recording Book Excerpt:

(Book). In this book, the third in the Zen and the Art Of series, Mixerman distills the inescapable technical realities of recording down to understandable and practical terms. Whether musician or self-taught recordist, whether at home or in a full-blown studio complex, you'll discover a definitive blueprint for recording within the current realities of the business, without ever losing focus on the core consideration the music itself. As Mixerman writes: "The moment you start to think in musical terms, your recordings will improve a hundredfold." This enhanced multimedia e-book edition brings recordists deeper into the concepts covered in the text. It features over an hour's worth of supplemental videos in which Mixerman demonstrates various recording techniques in a number of recording spaces. The clips provide invaluable insight into what to listen for when choosing gear and placing mics, and Mixerman walks us through all of this in well over an hour of clips. This multimedia eBook is an absolute must-have for anyone who enjoys recording music and wants to get better doing it. "Mixerman has done it again! With his signature humorous and entertaining style, he imparts a world of invaluable information for the aspiring recordist and musician in an easy to absorb (not overly technical) common sense manner." Ron Saint Germain (300+ million in sales, U2, Whitney Houston, 311) " Zen and the Art of Recording describes an approach rather than a recipe. This is important because in the real world nothing works the same way every time. This is an excellent overview of the issues to be considered along with a broad variety of proven techniques for addressing them." Bob Olhsson (Stevie Wonder, Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye) "It's the videos here that really drive the narrative." Aardvark (Producer of The Daily Adventures of Mixerman Audiobook and Zen RPM ) "In the absence of an opportunity to apprentice in a major recording studio, this book is the next best thing. A way to learn from the best." William Wittman (Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, The Fixx)

The Practice of Musical Improvisation

The Practice of Musical Improvisation
Author: Bertrand Denzler,Jean-Luc Guionnet
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-01-09
ISBN: 1501349783
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Practice of Musical Improvisation Book Excerpt:

Over several years, Bertrand Denzler and Jean-Luc Guionnet have interviewed approximately 50 musicians from various backgrounds about their practice of musical improvisation. Musicians include both the very experienced such as Sophie Agnel, Burkhard Beins, John Butcher, Rhodri Davies, Bill Dixon, Phil Durrant, Axel Dörner, Annette Krebs, Daunik Lazro, Mattin, Seijiro Murayama, Andrea Neumann, Jérôme Noetinger, Evan Parker, Eddie Prévost and Taku Unami, as well as those newer to the field. Asked questions on topics such as the mental processes behind a collective improvisation, the importance of the human factor in improvisation, the strategies used and the way musical decisions are made, the interviewees highlight the habits and customs of a practice, as experienced by those who invent it on a daily basis. The interviews were carefully edited in order to produce a sort of grand discussion that draws an incomplete map of the blurred territory of contemporary improvised music.

The Thought of Music

The Thought of Music
Author: Lawrence Kramer
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-01-12
ISBN: 0520288793
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Thought of Music Book Excerpt:

What, exactly, is knowledge of music? And what does it tell us about humanistic knowledge in general? The Thought of Music grapples directly with these fundamental questions—questions especially compelling at a time when humanistic knowledge is enmeshed in debates about its character and future. In this third volume in a trilogy on musical understanding that includes Interpreting Music and Expression and Truth, Lawrence Kramer seeks answers in both thought about music and thought in music—thinking in tones. He skillfully assesses musical scholarship in the aftermath of critical musicology and musical hermeneutics and in view of more recent concerns with embodiment, affect, and performance. This authoritative and timely work challenges the prevailing conceptions of every topic it addresses: language, context, and culture; pleasure and performance; and, through music, the foundations of understanding in the humanities. The publisher gratefully acknowledges the Joseph Kerman Endowment of the American Musicological Society, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Critical Perspectives in Canadian Music Education

Critical Perspectives in Canadian Music Education
Author: Carol A. Beynon,Kari K. Veblen
Publsiher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN: 1554583861
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Perspectives in Canadian Music Education Book Excerpt:

Music education in Canada is a vast enterprise that encompasses teaching and learning in thousands of public and private schools, community groups, and colleges and universities. It involves participants from infancy to the elderly in formal and informal settings. Nevertheless, as post-secondary faculties of music and programs are growing significantly, academic books and materials grounded in a Canadian perspective are scarce. This book attempts to fill that need by offering a collection of essays that look critically at various global issues in music education from a Canadian perspective. Topics range from a discussion of the roots of music education in Canada and analysis of music education practices across the country to perspectives on popular music, distance education, technology, gender, globalization, Indigenous traditions, and community music in music education. Foreword by composer R. Murray Schafer.

The Cinema of Poetry

The Cinema of Poetry
Author: P. Adams Sitney
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0199337020
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cinema of Poetry Book Excerpt:

Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-270) and index.

An Orientation to Musical Pedagogy

An Orientation to Musical Pedagogy
Author: Birch Browning
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0199928223
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Orientation to Musical Pedagogy Book Excerpt:

Novice music teachers and music education students struggle to form an identity that synthesizes 'musician' with 'music teacher,' and to separate themselves from their prior experiences to think critically about music-making and music instruction. Throughout this text, readers are encouraged to both reject and reflect upon their prior experience and are provided with new frameworks of understanding about both music-making and music instruction, as they form a new personal philosophy of musicianship and pedagogy. Ultimately, the purpose of this text is to provide foundational knowledge for subsequent learning as students become both musician and music pedagogue.

Death and Re Birth of J S Bach

Death and  Re  Birth of J S  Bach
Author: Roberto Alonso Trillo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2018-11-20
ISBN: 0429997728
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death and Re Birth of J S Bach Book Excerpt:

While the study and redefinition of the notion of authorship and its relationship to the idea of the literary work have played a central role in recent research on literature, semiotics, and related disciplines, its impact on contemporary musicology is still limited. Why? What implications would a reconsideration of the author- and work-concepts have on our understanding of the creative musical processes? Why would such a re-examination of these regulative concepts be necessary? Could it emerge from a post-structuralist revision of the notion of musical textuality? In this book, Trillo takes the ...Bach... project, a collection of new music based on Johann Sebastian Bach’s Partita No.1 for solo violin, BWV 1002, as a point of departure to sketch some critical answers to these fundamental questions, raise new ones, and explore their musicological implications.

Conducting and Rehearsing the Instrumental Music Ensemble

Conducting and Rehearsing the Instrumental Music Ensemble
Author: John F. Colson
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2012-08-09
ISBN: 0810882612
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conducting and Rehearsing the Instrumental Music Ensemble Book Excerpt:

Conducting and Rehearsing the Instrumental Music Ensemble is the most comprehensive guide on the rehearsal process for conducting instrumental music ensembles. Ideal for the advanced instrumental music conductor seeking to look beyond basic conducting technique, this work breaks the multidimensional activity of working with an ensemble, orchestra, or band into its constituent components. Advanced students of conducting will find within the full range of conducting activities: • Chapters on the infrastructure of the rehearsal, the rehearsal environment, 10 rehearsal essentials, score study, music imagery, inner singing, and rehearsal procedures (with an emphasis on an integrated approach to rehearsing) • The technical priorities of intonation and tuning, rhythm patterns, ensemble sonority (tone, balance, blend, color and texture), and articulation • The musical priorities of tempo and ensemble precision, phrasing and the musical line, style and interpretation, dynamics and musical expression • Emphasizing the expectations of 21st-century conductors, the challenges of conducting and rehearsing contemporary music, preparing conductor profiles and self-evaluations, and moving from the rehearsal process to concert performance Conducting and Rehearsing the Instrumental Music Ensemble is a great resource for teachers and students of conducting, as well as current conductors wishing to further hone their skills.

Asante Court Music and Verbal Arts in Ghana

Asante Court Music and Verbal Arts in Ghana
Author: Kwasi Ampene
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2020-06-14
ISBN: 1000060322
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asante Court Music and Verbal Arts in Ghana Book Excerpt:

Asante Court Music and Verbal Arts in Ghana is a comprehensive portrait of Asante court musical arts. Weaving together historical narratives with analyses of texts performed on drums, ivory trumpets, and a cane flute, the book includes a critical assembly of ancient song texts, the poetry of bards (kwadwom), and referential poetry performed by members of the constabulary (apae). The focus is on the intersections between lived experience, music, and values, and refers to musical examples drawn from court ceremonies, rituals, festivals, as well as casual performances elicited in the course of fieldwork. For the Asante, the performing arts are complex sites for recording and storing personal experiences, and they have done so for centuries with remarkable consistency and self-consciousness. This book draws on archaeological, archival, historical, ethnographical and analytical sources to craft a view of the Asante experience as manifested in its musical and allied arts. Its goal is to privilege the voices of the Asante and how they express their history, religious philosophy, social values, economic, and political experiences through the musical and allied arts. The author’s theoretical formulation includes the concept of value, referring to ideas, worldview concepts, beliefs, and social relationships that inform musical practices and choices in Asante.

Broadway Talks

Broadway Talks
Author: Arvid F. Sponberg
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1991
ISBN: 9780313266874
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Broadway Talks Book Excerpt:

The volume treats the reader to a comprehensive view of American commercial theater and how it operates. It provides a unique view of what some of the movers and shakers in the commercial theater think about the state of their business. With one exception, none of the people interviewed has ever before had an extended opportunity to discuss, for the record, the nature of their work, especially those aspects that are usually ignored by the media. Those interviewed made comments on four broad topics: their personal background and key experiences in the theater; their views on the present state of financing, production, writing, casting, directing and designing; their insights into day-to-day theatrical management; and their opinions on proposed changes in theatrical practices.

Tune you voice

Tune you voice
Author: Darlene Koldenhoven
Publsiher: Alfred Music Publishing
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780978956240
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tune you voice Book Excerpt:

Tune Your Voice is the essential, comprehensive resource for vocalists of all ability levels. Learn correct vocal techniques and strengthen your confidence with this course that includes five teaching CDs, one listening CD and one singing CD. The course is packed with examples for high and low voices and is perfect for private study, classroom or home-school use. Though it is ideal for ages 12 and up, it includes suggestions for use with children and toddlers. Experience this comprehensive vocal method today!

Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education

Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education
Author: Council for Research in Music Education
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education Book Excerpt:

Finding the Blue Sky

Finding the Blue Sky
Author: Joseph Emet
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN: 1101992360
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding the Blue Sky Book Excerpt:

Joseph Emet explores the intersection between Positive Psychology--the study of what makes people happy--and the ancient wisdom of Buddhism. Positive Psychology—with its focus not on mental "disease," but rather on what actually makes people happy—has revolutionized the way that we look at mental health. What many people don't realize, however, is that Positive Psychology is not as young a field of inquiry as we think. In fact, according to Joseph Emet, the original positive thinker was the Buddha himself. In this wise and inspiring book, Emet traces the fascinating intersection between the age-old wisdom of Buddhism and the latest scientific research into what makes people happy. In this book readers will discover: * How to replace negative thinking with positive thinking * How to move from frenzied thinking to quiet contemplation * The duty we have to others to live a happy life As Joseph explains in this work, the blue sky of happiness is found just beyond the grey clouds of sadness, everyday concerns, stress, or anxiety. Readers will find that the advice in this book can act as the gentle wind that clears those clouds away.

Research Anthology on Music Education in the Digital Era

Research Anthology on Music Education in the Digital Era
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 469
Release: 2022-02-11
ISBN: 1668453576
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Anthology on Music Education in the Digital Era Book Excerpt:

Music is a vital piece of life that not only allows individuals a chance to express themselves, but also an opportunity for people and communities to come together. Music has evolved in recent years as society turns toward a digital era where content can be shared across the world at a rapid pace. Music education and how it is spread has a number of possibilities and opportunities in this new era as it has never been easier for people to access music and learn. Further study on the best practices of utilizing the digital age for music education is required to ensure its success. The Research Anthology on Music Education in the Digital Era discusses best practices and challenges in music education and considers how music has evolved throughout the years as society increasingly turns its attention to online learning. This comprehensive reference source also explores the implementation of music for learning in traditional classrooms. Covering a range of topics such as music integration, personalized education, music teacher training, and music composition, this reference work is ideal for scholars, researchers, practitioners, academicians, administrators, instructors, and students.

Excursions in World Music

Excursions in World Music
Author: Timothy Rommen,Bruno Nettl
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2020-09-18
ISBN: 0429782942
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Excursions in World Music Book Excerpt:

Excursions in World Music is a comprehensive introductory textbook to the musics of the world, creating a panoramic experience for students by engaging the many cultures around the globe, and highlighting the sheer diversity to be experienced in the world of music. At the same time, the text illustrates the often profound ways through which a deeper exploration of these many different communities can reveal overlaps, shared horizons, and common concerns in spite of, and because of, this very diversity. The new eighth edition features six brand new chapters, including chapters on Japan, Sub-Saharan Africa, China and Taiwan, Europe, Maritime Southeast Asia, and Indigenous Peoples. General updates have been made to other chapters, replacing visuals and updating charts/statistics. Another major addition to the eighth edition is the publication of a companion Reader, entitled Critical Issues in World Music. Each chapter in the Reader is designed to introduce students to a theoretical concept or thematic area within ethnomusicology and illustrate its possibilities by pointing to case studies drawn from at least three chapters in Excursions in World Music. Chapters include the following topics: Music, Gender, and Sexuality; Music and Ritual; Coloniality and "World Music"; Music and Space; Music and Diaspora; Communication, Technology, Media; Musical Labor, Musical Value; and Music and Memory. Instructors can use this resource as a primary or secondary path through the materials, either assigning chapters from the textbook and then digging deeper by exploring a chapter from the Reader, or starting with a Reader chapter and then moving into the musical specifics offered in the textbook chapters. Having available both an area studies and a thematic approach to the materials offers important flexibility to instructors and also provides students with additional means of engaging with the musics of the world. A companion website with a new test bank and fully updated instructor’s manual is available for instructors. Numerous resources are posted for students, including streamed audio listening, additional resources (such as links to YouTube videos or websites), a musical fundamentals essay (introducing concepts such as meter, melody, harmony, form, etc.), interactive quizzes, and flashcards.