Music Then and Now Book

Music Then and Now

  • Author : Thomas Forrest Kelly
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN 10 : 0393929884

Music Then and Now Excerpt :

A "you are there" guide to masterpieces of Western music. Music Then and Now offers a vivid introduction to Western music by focusing on 28 works in-depth. Its "you are there" approach--demonstrated by each chapter's rich historical and cultural context--engages students in the excitement of hearing the music as original audiences did when the music was first performed. Covering all historical periods and genres, the book gives students all the tools they need for close listening. And with Total Access, every new copy of the book includes access to the ebook, streaming music, dynamic Author Videos, and other online listening tools.

Music  Then and Now Book
Score: 3
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Music Then and Now

  • Author : Bernie Keating
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2011-11-04
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 161
  • ISBN 10 : 9781467040389

Music Then and Now Excerpt :

We tap our foot to a beat or love a favorite melody. It has been a part of human life since earliest times. Why music? It is the most direct means we have to communicate. Today it blares or whispers at us from a thousand venues: we have Tchaikovsky, Tony Bennett, the Beetles, Elvis, and Carry Underwood. What will be the mainstay of musical taste in fifty years -- or even another ten? This is my seventh book. In ten years I will be writing another book, and I will bring you up-to-date on the latest musical tastes. See you then! Bernie Keating

Representing Black Music Culture Book

Representing Black Music Culture

  • Author : Bill Banfield
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780810877870

Representing Black Music Culture Excerpt :

In this collection of essays, interviews, and profiles, William Banfield reflects on his life as an musician and educator, weaving together pieces of cultural criticism that pay homage to artists who have created and sustained Black music for more than forty years.

Jazz Book


  • Author : David Lee Fish
  • Publisher : Music Alive Books
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : 1617742325

Jazz Excerpt :

Follows jazz from its early forms to the modern day. Describes the personalities, cultural conditions, musical influences, and technologies that helped jazz emerge and evolve. Each of the book's 13 chapters covers an era in jazz history by focusing on the people who shaped the music.

Reading 2010  Ai5  Big Book Grade K 3 5 Then and Now Book

Reading 2010 Ai5 Big Book Grade K 3 5 Then and Now

  • Author : Tracy Sato
  • Publisher : Pearson Scott Foresman
  • Release Date : 2008-03
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 0328379913

Reading 2010 Ai5 Big Book Grade K 3 5 Then and Now Excerpt :

Compares the use of things in the past and present, such as toys, games, transportation, learning, methods of communication and leisure activities.

Forever Liesl Book
Score: 4.5
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Forever Liesl

  • Author : Charmian Carr
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2001-04-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 0140298401

Forever Liesl Excerpt :

The magic of The Sound of Music lives on in the minds and hearts of everyone it has touched. Now, Charmian Carr, who in 1965 captivated moviegoers as Liesl "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" von Trapp, tells what it was like to be a part of the film that has become a cultural phenomenon. It's all here: from how she got the role (and why she almost didn't) to romances on the set and wild nights in Salzburg; from the near-disaster during the gazebo dance to her relationships--then and now--with her six celluloid siblings. Charmian offers stories from fans and friends and a treasury of photographs. And she reveals why she left acting, what she learned when she met the real von Trapp children; and how The Sound of Music has helped her get through stormy times in her own life. Forever Liesl celebrates the spirit of the movie and what it stands for: family love, romance, inspiration, nostalgia, and the joy and power of music.

Woodstock Then and Now  A 50th Anniversary Celebration Book

Woodstock Then and Now A 50th Anniversary Celebration

  • Author : Alex Ludwig
  • Publisher : Clemson University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-12-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 1638040052

Woodstock Then and Now A 50th Anniversary Celebration Excerpt :

Woodstock Then and Now is a first-hand transcription of a series of roundtable discussions and interviews with "Woodstock luminaries" held at the Berklee College of Music in April 2019. Here, the words of Michael Lang (Woodstock cofounder) Chip Monck (emcee, stage and lighting designer), Bill Hanley (audio engineer), Henry Diltz and Elliott Landy (photographers), Rona Elliot (public relations), and Gerardo Velez (percussionist for Jimi Hendrix) are presented for scholars and fans alike. Meeting all together for the first time since 1969, these luminaries shared Woodstock stories, talking about the impact of the festival on their careers and on society as a whole.

Rememberings Book
Score: 4.5
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  • Author : Sinéad O'Connor
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : 9780358423881

Rememberings Excerpt :

From the acclaimed, controversial singer-songwriter Sinéad O'Connor comes a revelatory memoir of her fraught childhood, musical triumphs, fearless activism, and of the enduring power of song. Blessed with a singular voice and a fiery temperament, Sinéad O'Connor rose to massive fame in the late 1980s and 1990s with a string of gold records. By the time she was twenty, she was world famous--living a rock star life out loud. From her trademark shaved head to her 1992 appearance on Saturday Night Live when she tore up Pope John Paul II's photograph, Sinéad has fascinated and outraged millions. In Rememberings, O'Connor recounts her painful tale of growing up in Dublin in a dysfunctional, abusive household. Inspired by a brother's Bob Dylan records, she escaped into music. She relates her early forays with local Irish bands; we see Sinéad completing her first album while eight months pregnant, hanging with Rastas in the East Village, and soaring to unimaginable popularity with her cover of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2U." Intimate, replete with candid anecdotes and told in a singular form true to her unconventional career, Sinéad's memoir is a remarkable chronicle of an enduring and influential artist.

The Power of Music Book

The Power of Music

  • Author : Elena Mannes
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2011-05-24
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802778291

The Power of Music Excerpt :

The award-winning creator of the acclaimed documentary "The Music Instinct: Science & Song," explores the power of music and its connection to the body, the brain, and the world of nature. Only recently has science sought in earnest to understand and explain this impact. One remarkable recent study, analyzing the cries of newborns, shows that infants' cries contain common musical intervals, and children tease each other in specific, singsong ways no matter where in the world they live. Physics experiments show that sound waves can physically change the structure of a material; musician and world-famous conductor Daniel Barenboim believes musical sound vibrations physically penetrate our bodies, shifting molecules as they do. The Power of Music follows visionary researchers and accomplished musicians to the crossroads of science and culture, to discover: how much of our musicality is learned and how much is innate? Can examining the biological foundations of music help scientists unravel the intricate web of human cognition and brain function? Why is music virtually universal across cultures and time-does it provide some evolutionary advantage? Can music make people healthier? Might music contain organizing principles of harmonic vibration that underlie the cosmos itself?

Strip It Down Book

Strip It Down

  • Author : Luke Bryan
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release Date : 2015-10-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 8
  • ISBN 10 : 9781540018731

Strip It Down Excerpt :

(Piano Vocal). This sheet music features an arrangement for piano and voice with guitar chord frames, with the melody presented in the right hand of the piano part as well as in the vocal line.

Reinventing Bach Book

Reinventing Bach

  • Author : Paul Elie
  • Publisher : Union Books
  • Release Date : 2013-04-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781908526410

Reinventing Bach Excerpt :

DIV Johann Sebastian Bach – celebrated pipe organist, court composer and master of sacred music – was also a technical pioneer. Working in Germany in the early eighteenth century, he invented new instruments and carried out experiments in tuning, the effects of which are still with us today. Two hundred years later, a number of extraordinary musicians have utilised the music of Bach to thrilling effect through the art of recording, furthering their own virtuosity and reinventing the composer for our time. In Reinventing Bach, Paul Elie brilliantly blends the stories of modern musicians with a polyphonic account of our most celebrated composer’s life to create a spellbinding narrative of the changing place of music in our lives. We see the sainted organist Albert Schweitzer playing to a mobile recording unit set up at London’s Church of All Hallows in order to spread Bach’s organ works to the world beyond the churches, and Pablo Casals’s Abbey Road recordings of Bach’s cello suites transform the middle-class sitting room into a hotbed of existentialism; we watch Leopold Stokowski persuade Walt Disney to feature his own grand orchestrations of Bach in the animated classical-music movie Fantasia – which made Bach the sound of children’s playtime and Hollywood grandeur alike – and we witness how Glenn Gould’s Goldberg Variations made Bach the byword for postwar cool. Through the Beatles and Switched-on Bach and Gödel, Escher, Bach – through film, rock music, the Walkman, the CD and up to Yo-Yo Ma and the iPod – Elie shows us how dozens of gifted musicians searched, experimented and collaborated with one another in the service of a composer who emerged as the prototype of the spiritualised, technically savvy artist. /div

This Day in Music Book

This Day in Music

  • Author : Neil Cossar
  • Publisher : Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 399
  • ISBN 10 : 1849385432

This Day in Music Excerpt :

Based on the massively popular Web site, this extraordinary day-by-day diary recounts the musical firsts and lasts, blockbuster albums and chart-topping tunes, and other significant happenings on each of the 365 days 0f the year.

Music and the Child Book

Music and the Child

  • Author : Natalie Sarrazin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-06-14
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 1942341709

Music and the Child Excerpt :

Children are inherently musical. They respond to music and learn through music. Music expresses children's identity and heritage, teaches them to belong to a culture, and develops their cognitive well-being and inner self worth. As professional instructors, childcare workers, or students looking forward to a career working with children, we should continuously search for ways to tap into children's natural reservoir of enthusiasm for singing, moving and experimenting with instruments. But how, you might ask? What music is appropriate for the children I'm working with? How can music help inspire a well-rounded child? How do I reach and teach children musically? Most importantly perhaps, how can I incorporate music into a curriculum that marginalizes the arts?This book explores a holistic, artistic, and integrated approach to understanding the developmental connections between music and children. This book guides professionals to work through music, harnessing the processes that underlie music learning, and outlining developmentally appropriate methods to understand the role of music in children's lives through play, games, creativity, and movement. Additionally, the book explores ways of applying music-making to benefit the whole child, i.e., socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, and linguistically.

Listening to the Voice Book

Listening to the Voice

  • Author : Martin D. Powell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-08-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 1974615936

Listening to the Voice Excerpt :

Do you want to hear God's voice more clearly?Through testimonies, bible studies, and exercises Dr Martin Powell demonstrates a life led by the Holy Spirit.Testimonies - providing encouragement and practical insights into listening to God.And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. (Rev 12:11 NKJ)Bible Studies - Impactful studies of God's Word, focussing on the heroes of the Bible who found success by listening to the Voice of God.Exercises - simple steps to learn and grow in the intimacy of hearing 'His Voice'.