From Jimi Hendrix to Ed Sheeran, every guitar hero started somewhere - so stop dreaming and start playing! Covering acoustic and electric, this book includes everything you need to know, from choosing your instrument and reading guitar tab, to using amplifiers and effects. Easy-to-follow lessons take you through all the steps to becoming a great guitar player- from tuning for beginners to advanced techniques for experienced players such as fingerpicking and two-handed tapping.Pick up guitar the
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony has held musical audiences captive for close to two centuries. Honing in on the significance of the symphony in contemporary culture, this book establishes a dialog between Beethoven's world and ours. In particular, it outlines what is special about the Ninth in millennial culture, where music is encoded not only as score but also as digital technology.
This clear, accessible approach to the standard repertoire offers professional and amateur musicians practical advice for performing the music of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann, and other composers of the Baroque era.
An Introduction to Music Technology, Second Edition provides a clear overview of the essential elements of music technology for today's musician. This book focuses on the topics that underlie the hardware and software in use today: Sound, Audio, MIDI, Computer Notation, and Computer- Assisted Instruction. Appendices cover necessary computer hardware and software concepts. Written for both music technology majors and non-majors, this textbook introduces fundamental principles and practices so stu
Why do we sing and what first drove early humans to sing? From Neanderthal Man to Genesis, from Qawwali to castrati and from Purcell to Peking Opera, this history explores the global evolution of singing and will appeal to an international readership of singers, students and scholars.
Many of us set out on our life journeys following plans, goals and directions that begin in our early years and mostly follow our initial trajectory. Sometimes an impulsive decision, an accident, incident or serendipitous meeting can change the direction of these journeys absolutely.