Music Education in an Age of Virtuality and Post-Truth

This is a deliberately provocative book crossing many disciplinary boundaries and locating music and art education within a context of contemporary social and political problems in a time of growing disruption and authoritarianism. Intended firstly for music teacher educators, practicing music teachers, and graduate and undergraduate music education majors, the book also speaks to arts and media studies teachers, parents, or others interested in exploring how composing, performing, improvising, conducting, listening, dancing, teaching, learning, or engaging in music or education criticism are all political acts because fundamentally concerned with social values and thus inseparable from power and politics. Among the book’s central themes are the danger of democratic deconsolidation in the West and how music education can help counter that threat through the fostering of democratic citizens who are aware of music’s ubiquity in their lives and its many roles in shaping public opinion and notions of truth, and for better or for worse! The arts can obviously be used for ill, but as George Orwell demonstrated in his own work, they can also be employed in defense of democracy as modes of political thought and action affording opportunities for the revitalization of society through its re-imagining
Read More... 20-12-2018, 17:29
Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass

Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer and Rush bassist Geddy Lee celebrates rock music’s thunderous, rumbly bottom end—the bass—in this unique, lavishly illustrated, full-color compendium showcasing over two hundred rare, iconic, beautiful, and sometimes eccentric bass guitars from his extensive collection.
Read More... 18-12-2018, 17:19
Berklee Press The Singer-Songwriter’s Guide to Recording in the Home Studio

Record songs in your own home studio! Today’s smart singer-songwriter needs to be able to record high quality demo recordings. Whatever your budget, living arrangement, or technological aptitude, this book will help you acquire songwriter-appropriate home studio gear and use it effectively. You will understand the key concepts about how the recording process works, and how to get the best sound possible out of whatever equipment you own and whatever style of music you produce. This book makes recording easy—so you can spend your efforts thinking about creative songwriting and performing, rather than struggling with technology.
Read More... 11-12-2018, 23:08
Loudspeakers : For Music Recording and Reproduction, Second Edition

Loudspeakers: For Music Recording and Reproduction, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide, offering the tools and understanding needed to cut out the guesswork from loudspeaker choice and set-up.
Read More... 9-12-2018, 11:54
Functional Voice Skills for Music Therapists

This thorough and informative book is designed to guide music therapy students, young clinicians, and educators in techniques for developing a rich, varied, engaging, and healthy clinical voice for use in music therapy practice. Because the voice is so individual and unique, the material leads each music therapist on a very personal journey of exploration and discovery. Through practical information and exercises, readers will learn how to make the most of their own authentic voice, while maintaining good vocal health. It is the enhancement of each therapist’s authentic voice that is the aim of this guide. However, within each real and authentic voice there are unexamined and unexplored depths which can be enhanced through knowledge, practice, and reflection. The therapist’s authentic voice then becomes a valuable tool in which the client can find assurances of trust, empathy, and hope.
Read More... 9-12-2018, 11:54
An Easy Introduction to Music Theory: Part 2

"An Easy Introduction to Music Theory," Parts 1 and 2, were written to be a very easy, step-by-step introduction to music theory for any reader. The books assume no prior background in music!
Read More... 5-12-2018, 12:48
An Easy Introduction to Music Theory: Part 1

"An Easy Introduction to Music Theory," Parts 1 and 2, were written to be a very easy, step-by-step introduction to music theory for any reader. The books assume no prior background in music!
Read More... 5-12-2018, 12:48
Artist Management for the Music Business, Fourth Edition

Anyone managing an artist’s career needs to be well versed and have a savvy understanding of the moving parts of the music business. You’ll learn how and why those moving parts "move," as well as how to manage and navigate a music-based career.
Read More... 4-12-2018, 11:11
The Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

This original, graphic-led book explores and explains the key ideas underpinning the world's greatest classical compositions and musical traditions, defines their importance to the musical canon, and places them into their wider social, cultural, and historical context.
Read More... 4-12-2018, 11:11
Audio Mastering: The Artists: Discussions from Pre-Production to Mastering (Perspectives on Music Production)

Audio Mastering: The Artists collects more than twenty interviews, drawn from more than 60 hours of discussions, with many of the world’s leading mastering engineers. In these exclusive and often intimate interviews, engineers consider the audio mastering process as they, themselves, experience and shape it as the leading artists in their field. Each interview covers how engineers got started in the recording industry, what prompted them to pursue mastering, how they learned about the process, which tools and techniques they routinely use when they work, and a host of other particulars of their crafts. We also spoke with mix engineers, and craftsmen responsible for some of the more iconic mastering tools now on the market, to gain a broader perspective on their work.
Read More... 20-11-2018, 21:19
Recording Studio Design (Audio Engineering Society Presents) 4th Edition

Recording Studio Design, Fourth Edition explains the key principles of successful studio design and construction using straightforward language and the use of practical examples appreciated by readers of previous editions. Updated to reflect new industry standards, this fourth edition addresses improvements in cinema sound, with specific attention paid to B-chain electroacoustic response and calibration.
Read More... 20-11-2018, 20:45
Hollywood Harmony: Musical Wonder and the Sound of Cinema

Film music often tells us how to feel, but it also guides us how to hear. Filmgoing is an intensely musical experience, one in which the soundtrack structures our interpretations and steers our emotions. Hollywood Harmony explores the inner workings of film music, bringing together tools from music theory, musicology, and music psychology in this first ever book-length analytical study of this culturally central repertoire. Harmony, and especially chromaticism, is emblematic of the "film music sound," and it is often used to evoke that most cinematic of feelings-wonder.
Read More... 18-11-2018, 14:01
Logic of Experimentation : Reshaping Music Performance in and through Artistic Research

Logic of Experimentation offers several innovative and ground-breaking perspectives on music performance, music ontology, research methodologies and ethics of performance. It proposes new modes of thinking and exposing past musical works to contemporary audiences, arguing for a new kind of performer, emancipated from authoritative texts and traditions, whose creativity is propelled by intensive research and inventive imagination.
Read More... 9-11-2018, 22:38
Experiencing Progressive Rock A Listener's Companion

In Experiencing Progressive Rock: A Listener's Companion, Robert G. H. Burns brings together the many strands that define the 'prog rock' movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s to chart the evolution of this remarkable rock tradition over the decades.
Read More... 25-10-2018, 14:13
Rock Critic Law 101 Unbreakable Rules for Writing Badly About Music

Straight out of his beloved Twitter feed @RockCriticLaw, acclaimed rock journalist and author of the classic books Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana and Our Band Could Be Your Life, Michael Azerrad turns his trenchant eye to the art of rock writing itself, hilariously skewering 101 of the genre’s seemingly endless litany of hackneyed phrases and tropes.
Read More... 25-10-2018, 14:13
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