Listen Up!: Recording Music with Bob Dylan, Neil Young, U2, R.E.M., The Tragically Hip, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Waits...

An album-by-album account of working with iconic artists such as Anthony Kiedis, Michael Stipe, Gord Downie, and Bono, from a leader in the field Mark Howard, a record producer/engineer/mixer and a trailblazer in the industry, will take you through the star-studded world of recording and producing Grammy Award–winning artists. Listen Up! is an essential read for anyone interested in music and its making. Along with the inside stories, each chapter gives recording and producing information and tips with expert understanding of the equipment used in making the world's most unforgettable records and explanations of the methods used to get the very best sound.
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Historical Dictionary of the American Music Industry

The US music industry is an exciting, fast-paced, marketplace which brings together creative and business interests to connect artists with audiences. This book traces the history of the music industry from the Colonial era to the present day, identifying trends and the innovative leaders who have shaped its course. This volume embraces the diversity of the American music industry, spanning classical to country and hip hop to heavy metal.
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Sound Works A Cultural Theory of Sound Design

What is sound design? What is its function in the early 21st century and into the future? Sound Works examines these questions in four parts: Part 1, 'Why This Sound?', presents an overview of the modern history of sound design. Part 2 is highly visual and provides a glance onto a sound designer's workbench and the current state of 'Sonic Labor.' Part 3 uses cultural analysis to explore our contemporary 'Living with Sounds.' The final and fourth part then proposes a series of anthropological and political interpretations of how “Sound Works” today.
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The Jazz Rhythm and Articulation Workbook A Guide to Playing with Swing (Jazz Language Workbooks)

In this book youґll find a step by step roadmap to play the most common syncopated rhythmic patterns found in the jazz idiom. This workbook has exercises to practice six basic syncopated rhythmic patterns and their combinations found in all jazz standards.
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Basic Music Technology An Introduction

This is an introduction to basic music technology, including acoustics for sound production and analysis, Fourier, frequency modulation, wavelets, and physical modeling and a classification of musical instruments and sound spaces for tuning and counterpoint. The acoustical theory is applied to its implementation in analogue and digital technology, including a detailed discussion of Fast Fourier Transform and MP3 compression. Beyond acoustics, the book discusses important symbolic sound event representation and software as typically realized by MIDI and denotator formalisms. The concluding chapters deal with globalization of music on the Internet, referring to iTunes, Spotify and similar environments.
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Podcasting The Audio Media Revolution

Born out of interviews with the producers of some of the most popular and culturally significant podcasts to date (Welcome to Night Vale, Radiolab, Serial, The Black Tapes, We're Alive, The Heart, The Truth, Lore, Love + Radio, My Dad Wrote a Porno, and others) as well as interviews with executives at some of the most important podcasting institutions and entities (the BBC, Radiotopia, Gimlet Media, Audible.com, Edison Research, Libsyn and others), Podcasting documents a moment of revolutionary change in audio media.
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Electronic Music Machines The New Musical Instruments

Since 1960, with the advent of musical electronics, composers and musicians have been using ever more sophisticated machines to create sonic material that presents innovation, color and new styles: electro-acoustic, electro, house, techno, etc. music. The music of Pierre Henry, Kraftwerk, Pink Floyd, Daft Punk and many others has introduced new sounds, improbable rhythms and a unique approach to composition and notation.
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Ambisonics: A Practical 3D Audio Theory for Recording, Studio Production, Sound Reinforcement, and Virtual Reality

This open access book provides a concise explanation of the fundamentals and background of the surround sound recording and playback technology Ambisonics. It equips readers with the psychoacoustical, signal processing, acoustical, and mathematical knowledge needed to understand the inner workings of modern processing utilities, special equipment for recording, manipulation, and reproduction in the higher-order Ambisonic format. The book comes with various practical examples based on free software tools and open scientific data for reproducible research.
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Guitar Book for Beginners: Easy Music Theory and Guitar Exercises. Quick Step-By-Step Way to Play Songs You Love

You want to play songs you love but you have not much time for practice? Music Theory is too boring? Get the best lessons with practice and exercises! This book helps you with
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Beginner's Electric Guitar: The Complete Book of Rock Riffs

Learn to play easy and iconic rock guitar today with this complete book of electric guitar riffs for beginners. With a diverse range of riffs and licks in over 20 different styles of rock music, this book helps you to expand your playing. From hard, classic and punk rock to country rock and blues, there is something for all kinds of guitarist. Every riff has been transposed in a straight-forward way, making this the ideal book for aspiring rock and rollers and those just starting out on their electric guitar journey.
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Piano and Keyboard for Beginners

Learning to play a musical instrument can transform your life. The focus and concentration that you can gain, and the pride in learning how to do something new, is amazing and will really change the way that you look at life. And when you can impress your friends and family with the new skills that you are learning, all of the hard work will be worth it.
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Adobe Premiere Pro CC Classroom in a Book (2019 Release)

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2018 release) choose Adobe Premiere Pro CC Classroom in a Book (2019 release) from Adobe Press. The 18 project-based lessons in this book show users step-by-step the key techniques for working in Premiere Pro. Learn to edit video in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019 and get the most out of your workflow. Learn how to take a project from beginning to end, organize media, add audio, create transitions, produce titles and captions, and add effects. Take your projects further by sweetening and mixing sound, compositing footage, adjusting color, using advanced editing techniques, managing projects, working with 360 video for VR headsets, animating graphics and video, exporting, and much more. Workflows incorporating Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe Audition expand your creative options.
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Making Music Indigenous Popular Music in the Peruvian Andes

When thinking of indigenous music, many people may imagine acoustic instruments and pastoral settings far removed from the whirl of modern life. But, in contemporary Peru, indigenous chimaycha music has become a wildly popular genre that is even heard in the nightclubs of Lima. In Making Music Indigenous, Joshua Tucker traces the history of this music and its key performers over fifty years to show that there is no single way to “sound indigenous.” The musicians Tucker follows make indigenous culture and identity visible in contemporary society by establishing a cultural and political presence for Peru’s indigenous peoples through activism, artisanship, and performance.
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Musical Theater in Eighteenth-Century Parma Entertainment, Sovereignty, Reform

French and Italian varieties of opera have intermingled and informed one another from the genre's first decades onward. Yet we still have only a hazy view of why and how those intersections occurred and what they meant to a given opera's creators and audiences.
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Mads G. Christensen, Introduction to Audio Processing

This textbook presents an introduction to signal processing for audio applications. The author's approach posits that math is at the heart of audio processing and that it should not be simplified. He thus retains math as the core of signal processing and includes concepts of difference equations, convolution, and the Fourier Transform. Each of these is presented in a context where they make sense to the student and can readily be applied to build artifacts.
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