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Blues Unlimited: Essential Interviews from the Original Blues Magazine

British blues fan Mike Leadbitter launched the magazine Blues Unlimited in 1963. The groundbreaking publication fueled the then-nascent, now-legendary blues revival that reclaimed seminal figures like Son House and Skip James from obscurity. Throughout its history, Blues Unlimited heightened the literacy of blues fans, documented the latest news and career histories of countless musicians, and set the standard for revealing long-form...

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Secular Renaissance Music: Forms and Functions

Secular music of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries encompasses an extraordinarily wide range of works and practices: courtly love songs, music for civic festivities, instrumental music, entertainments provided by minstrels, the unwritten traditions of solo singing, and much else. This collection of essays addresses many of these practices, with a focus on polyphonic settings of vernacular texts, examining their historical and sty...

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Sibelius 7 Music Notation Essentials

SIBELIUS 7 MUSIC NOTATION ESSENTIALS provides the most thorough introduction available to the fundamental operations of Sibelius 7 and lays the foundation for continuing studies at the more advanced levels. This book is built around five hands-on projects, including an introduction to the Sibelius 7 interface and basic editing operations; setting up a score and entering notes; importing MIDI, MusicXML, lyrics, and more; creating a wo...

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Reason 6 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide

The leading reference to Propellerhead's flagship virtual studio, Reason 6 Power! is an all-new edition, exploring and explaining the latest version of this popular, powerful music-making software. This book is the most thorough guide to Reason available, covering all the magic and fun that Reason is known for---from its synths, samplers, drums, and signal processors to its powerful and intuitive MIDI sequencer, audio recorder, and a...

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Music Production: For Producers, Composers, Arrangers, and Students, 2nd Edition

The guidance of a skilled music producer will always be a key factor in producing a great recording. In that sense, as Michael Zager points out in his second edition of Music Production: For Producers, Composer, Arrangers, and Students, the job of a music producer is analogous to that of a film director, polishing work product to its finest sheen. And this is no small matter in an age when the recording industry is undergoing its mos...

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Bring the Noise: 20 Years of Writing About Hip Rock and Hip Hop

Bring the Noise weaves together interviews, reviews, essays, and features to create a critical history of the last twenty years of pop culture, juxtaposing the voices of many of rock and hip hop’s most provocative artists—Morrissey, Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, The Stone Roses, P.J. Harvey, Radiohead—with Reynolds’s own passionate analysis. With all the energy and insight you would expect from the author of Rip It Up and Start Aga...

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Bach (The Baroque Composers)

For nearly two centuries Johann Sebastian Bach has been regarded as a cornerstone of Western musical culture. His music inspired subsequent generations of composers and philosophers alike, and continues to capture our imaginations in many ways. Bach studies is part of this picture, often seen as providing excellent examples of musicological scholarship. The volume editor has chosen thirty-one published articles which, in his view, no...

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Gianfranco Nissola - Miles Davis. Principe delle tenebre (2016)

A novant' anni dalla nascita, e venticinque dalla morte, Miles Davis resta un enigma. Nonostante la messe di lavori, studi, analisi e ricostruzioni biografiche, e i fiumi di inchiostro che hanno provato a raccontarne l'esistenza leggendaria e a spiegarne la musica inarrivabile, per molti il trombettista di Alton, Illinois, sì colloca nella sfera dei misteri ancora da decifrare. Ci prova anche un film, Miles Ahead, scritto e diretto d...

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Pro Tools 10 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide

The leading reference to the world's most popular digital audio workstation, PRO TOOLS 10 POWER!: THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE is an all-new edition, exploring and explaining the latest version of this powerful, creative software. PRO TOOLS 10 POWER! is the most complete one-volume guide to Pro Tools available, covering everything from the details of the Pro Tools interface to editing, mixing, MIDI, synchronization, post production, sound...

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The Bassist's Bible: How to Play Every Bass Style from Afro-Cuban to Zydeco

The incredible diversity of the bass guitar is revealed in this newly revised, all-inclusive style guide. Each chapter covers particular styles or families of styles, gradually introducing players to techniques that will allow them to get the most out of their instrument and easily increase their bass repertoire. More than 400 bass grooves are presented, spanning an excess of 100 styles that musicians can follow along with on each of...