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The Mixing Engineer's Handbook

Mixing music—the process of combining and shaping the component parts of a song into a polished, completed recording—was once considered an unteachable art. The first edition of Bobby Owsinski’s The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook destroyed that myth forever, breaking the craft of mixing down into discrete, understandable steps and showing musicians, audio engineers, and producers exactly how to get great results in the studio. The book h...

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Networking Strategies for the New Music Business

The music industry is a large, growing, and often impenetrable business. Who you know, what you know, and who knows you are the three most important factors that will determine your success in the music business. "Networking Strategies for the New Music Business" teaches the reader how to break into the insular world of the business and advance their career by creating successful personal relationships. Written by a veteran and recog...

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Canone infinito: Lineamenti di teoria della musica

Un percorso in otto tappe dalla produzione del suono all’opera musicale pienamente definita. Il volume è contemporaneamente una breve storia della teoria della musica dell’Occidente, quanto un completo manuale dedicato all’evoluzione dei sistemi sonori, dei linguaggi, degli stili, dei generi e delle forme musicali fino agli aspetti tecnici della musica spiegati alla luce della letteratura. Dal suono come fenomeno fisico al suono come...

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Singing For Dummies, Second Edition

Take your voice to the next level and grow as a performer Whether you're a beginning vocalist or a seasoned songster, Singing for Dummies makes it easy for you to achieve your songbird dreams. This practical guide gives you step-by-step instructions and lots of helpful tips, hints, vocal exercises, reminders, and warnings for both men and women, including advice on the mechanics of singing, discovering your singing voice, developing ...

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The Rise of Cantonese Opera

Defined by its distinct performance style, stage practices, and regional and dialect based identities, Cantonese opera originated as a traditional art form performed by itinerant companies in temple courtyards and rural market fairs. In the early 1900s, however, Cantonese opera began to capture mass audiences in the commercial theaters of Hong Kong and Guangzhou--a transformation that changed it forever. Wing Chung Ng charts Cantones...

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Music of the Twentieth Century

Ton de Leeuw was a truly groundbreaking composer. As evidenced by his pioneering study of compositional methods that melded Eastern traditional music with Western musical theory, he had a profound understanding of the complex and often divisive history of twentieth-century music. Now his renowned chronicle Music of the Twentieth Century is offered here in a newly revised English-language edition. Music of the Twentieth Century goes b...

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Classical Seattle : Maestros, Impresarios, Virtuosi, and Other Music Makers

The past 50 years have seen a tremendous arts boom in Seattle, which has given the city not only internationally recognized classical music institutions but also great performance halls to showcase their work and that of visiting artists. From Igor Stravinsky's presence as guest conductor at the World's Fair in 1962, to Speight Jenkins's masterly production of Wagner's Ring cycle, to the work of benefactors such as Jack and Becky Ben...

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Remixing the Classroom : Toward an Open Philosophy of Music Education

In a delightfully self-conscious philosophical "mash-up," Randall Everett Allsup provides alternatives for the traditional master-apprentice teaching model that has characterized music education. By providing examples across the arts and humanities, Allsup promotes a vision of education that is open, changing, and adventurous at heart. He contends that the imperative of growth at the core of all teaching and learning relationships is...

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40 000 ans de musique

Quarante mille ans : tel est l'âge que les archéologues attribuent aux premières manifestations artistiques de l'homme. Rien ne permet de penser que la musique soit sur ce point en retard sur les arts graphiques. Rechercher les étapes qui ont conduit jusqu'aux modernes salles de concert, quelles transformations a subies la notion même de musique, entraînant celle de ses principaux artisans, compositeur, chanteur, instrumentiste, chef...

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Music Theory Through Improvisation: A New Approach to Musicianship Training

Designed for Music Theory courses, Music Theory Through Improvisation presents a unique approach to basic theory and musicianship training that examines the study of traditional theory through the art of improvisation. The book follows the same general progression of diatonic to non-diatonic harmony in conventional approaches, but integrates improvisation, composition, keyboard harmony, analysis, and rhythm. Conventional approaches t...