The Gift of Music (Expanded and Revised, 3rd Edition): Great Composers and Their Influence

One of the finest achievements of Western culture is its brilliant heritage of classical music. A Gift of Music looks at the lives of the greatest composers who have given us this heritage, and especially at how their music was shaped by their beliefs. The result is a remarkable and inspiring book, showing the importance of Christian faith for many composers, and the effect of this upon their music. But it also shows how the lack of faith has brought profound change in the meaning and form of contemporary music. Thus A Gift of Music seeks to open up a whole new world of music – to encourage listening to the finest compositions with new understanding and pleasure, and to stretch our ears and imaginations. It is a book which will be greatly appreciated by those who already love classical music, and by others who want to explore this delightful world for the first time.

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Electronic Music and Sound Design – Theory and Practice with Max 8 – Volume 1 (Fourth Edition)

(Fourth Edition updated for MAX 8) Structured for use in university courses, the book is an overview of the theory and practice of Max and MSP, with a glossary of terms and suggested tests that allow students to evaluate their progress. Comprehensive online support, running parallel to the explanations in the book, includes hundreds of sample patches, analyses, interactive sound-building exercises, and reverse engineering exercises. This book will provide a reader with skill and understanding in using Max/MSP for sound design and musical composition.

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All You Need to Know About the Music Business: 10th Edition

All You Need to Know About the Music Business by veteran music lawyer Don Passman—dubbed “the industry bible” by the Los Angeles Times—is now updated to address the biggest transformation of the music industry yet: streaming.

For more than twenty-five years, All You Need to Know About the Music Business has been universally regarded as the definitive guide to the music industry. Now in its tenth edition, Donald Passman leads novices and experts alike through what has been the most profound change in the music business since the days of wax cylinders and piano rolls. For the first time in history, music is no longer monetized by selling something—it’s monetized by how many times listeners stream a song. And that completely changes the ecosystem of the business, as Passman explains in detail.

Since the advent of file-sharing technology in the late 1990s to the creation of the iPod, the music industry has been teetering on the brink of a major transformation—and with the newest switch to streaming music, this change has finally come to pass. Passman’s comprehensive guide offers timely, authoritative information from how to select and hire a winning team of advisors and structure their commissions and fees; navigate the ins and outs of record deals, songwriting, publishing, and copyrights; maximize concert, touring, and merchandising deals; and how the game is played in a streaming world.

“If you want to be in music, you have to read this book,” says Adam Levine, lead singer and guitarist of Maroon 5. With its proven track record, this updated edition of All You Need to Know About the Music Business is more essential than ever for musicians, songwriters, lawyers, agents, promoters, publishers, executives, and managers—anyone trying to navigate the rapid transformation of the industry.

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Image Line FL Studio 20 Producer Edition Mac/Windows

FL Studio 20 represents today’s most sought-after tools in Audio production today. Take full control of your creativity today with powerful and easy to use multi-track audio recording, MIDI piano roll editing, and over 80 plugins effects and virtual instruments today. Are you passionate about your music and audio production? Then FL Studio 20 is waiting for you.Multi-track Audio Recording Time-Stretching and Pitch-Shifting Pristine Audio EditingMix and master music to the highest professional standards. All the features you need to create today’s most complex productions including, effects chains, audio sends, sidechain control, advanced automation, plugin delay compensation and more.Industry-leading Piano Roll Editor MIDI Recording and Control Pattern or Linear WorkflowStudio’s Piano roll has the well-deserved reputation as the best Piano roll in the business. The Piano roll is used to send note and automation data to plugin instruments (sequencing). It includes a wide range of tools to aid complex score editing and manipulation.Over 80 Plugins IncludedFL Studio Producer includes over 80 instrument and effect plugins covering automation, sample playback/manipulation, synthesis, compression, delay, equalization filtering, flanging, phasing, chorus, reverb, distortion, bit-crushing and more. With FL Studio you will be ready to create just about any style.Features:Powerful mixing and automationThe best Piano Roll in the businessFlexible Browser and workflow featuresSupport for all VST standardsOver 80 instrument and plugin effects includedGet your copy of Imageline FL Studio 20 Producer today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

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  • Powerful mixing and automation
  • The best Piano Roll in the business
  • Flexible Browser and workflow features
  • Support for all VST standards
  • Over 80 instrument and plugin effects included

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A History of Western Music (Tenth Edition)

The definitive history of Western Music

The definitive survey, combining current scholarship with a vibrant narrative. Carefully informed by feedback from dozens of scholars, it remains the book that students and teachers trust to explain what’s important, where it fits, and why it matters. Peter Burkholder weaves a compelling story of people, their choices, and the western musical tradition that emerged. From chant to hip-hop, he connects past to present to create a context for tomorrow’s musicians.

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World Music Drumming: Teacher/Dvd-Rom 20Th Anniversary Edition

(ExpressiveArts). Since 1996, World Music Drumming has transformed lives and built community through ensemble drumming, singing, moving, playing xylophones and recorders. Students have developed focus, listening, teamwork, and respect while having the best time anyone can have in school. Now in over 20,000 schools worldwide, we are celebrating this success by publishing the landmark World Music Drumming 20th Anniversary Teacher Edition. The ALL-IN-ONE format adds the following new teacher and classroom-friendly elements: An enhanced curriculum sequence including 20 years of “best practice” (creative ideas and teaching strategies from WMD faculty and participants); 16 new audio recordings of each ensemble and song (including new arrangements that include piano/vocal, guitar/bass and xylophone/recorder parts); 47 new online “how-to” videos by Will Schmid including special Ghana-filmed segments; 28 projectable / printable PDFs for cultural enrichment, assessment and ensemble parts; and e-Book with interactive audio, video and PDF icons. Even if you already own the 1st edition Teacher’s Book, Cross-Cultural Student Enrichment Book and Video, you will want this enhanced 20th Anniversary Teacher Edition with its new features and interactive layout. Enjoy!

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My Family Plays Music (15th Anniversary Edition) (I Like to Read)

A young girl tries out different genres and instruments in this exuberant celebration of music, winner of the Coretta Scott King New Talent Award–now available in a special anniversary edition.

This is my family. We all love music, begins a young percussionist. When she plays with her father, a cellist, she taps the triangle. With her sister’s marching band, she crashes cymbals together. At her aunt’s jazz show, she taps a woodblock.

Elbrite Brown’s lively cut-paper illustrations, for which he was awarded the Coretta Scott King New Talent Award, depict this diverse, joyous family dancing, strumming, drumming and fiddling their way through a tour of major musical styles–everything from classical string quartets, to rock and roll, to the youngest niece banging on pots and pans. They love music–and most of all, they love to celebrate and play it together.

Includes a glossary covering types of music and instruments mentioned.

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eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method v3 – Amazon Exclusive Edition with 150+ Additional Lessons

Learn how to play piano easily at home at your own pace. The best-selling eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method features piano lessons for beginners from Irma Irene Justicia, M.A., who has taught at the renowned Juilliard School of Music. This course is complete piano instruction that runs on your Windows or Mac computer with interactive technologies to make understanding the lessons easier. You can even get eMedia Instant Feedback and Performance Evaluation as you play your first, easy piano songs and exercises. Learn how to play piano fast with easy-to-follow piano lessons that take you from basics such as proper hand position to playing in C position, playing piano scales, how to read standard music notation for piano, and much more. Learning piano is made fun with popular songs made famous by Billy Joel, Elton John, Scott Joplin, J.S. Bach, and others.

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  • This edition includes additional 150 lessons from eMedia Intermediate Piano and Keyboard Method.
  • Instant Feedback shows you when you play the correct notes as you progress through a melody.
  • eMedia’s on screen Animated Keyboard displays color-coded fingerings as the music plays.
  • Slow the music down and loop any section of a song or exercise.
  • Includes over 100 songs from Billy Joel, Elton John, and many others.

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The Sound of Music: Vocal Selections – Revised Edition (Rodgers and Hammerstein Vocal Selections)

(Vocal Selections). Entertainment Weekly says The Sound of Music has “an irresistible score that’s always in tune!” Our deluxe revised Vocal Selections features 13 terrific songs by Rodgers & Hammerstein, a biography, plot synopsis, history of the show and photos! Includes: Climb Ev’ry Mountain * Do-Re-Mi * Edelweiss * Maria * My Favorite Things * So Long, Farewell * The Sound of Music * and more.

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  • 80 pages
  • Size: 12″ x 9″
  • Composer: Richard Rodgers
  • ISBN: 881881147

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Irish Traditional Fiddle Music (3rd edition)

235 jigs, reels, hornpipes, slip jigs, slides, airs, and polkas. Faithful settings of traditional Irish tunes based on the live and recorded playing of Andy McGann, Julia Clifford, Denis Murphy, Paddy Cronin, Michael Coleman, Mairtin Byrnes, Sean Ryan, Paddy Canny, Antoin Mac Gabhann, and others. Includes extensive notes on the sources and tunes, a discography, and bibliography. Decorative wood engravings by the author. 3rd edition, revised and updated.

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