Graduate Review of Tonal Theory

Graduate Review of Tonal Theory
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Author: Steven Geoffrey Laitz,Christopher A. Bartlette
Pages: 270
ISBN: 0195376994
Release: 2010
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This student workbook accompanies Graduate Review of Tonal Theory: A Recasting of Common-Practice Harmony, Form, and Counterpoint. The exercises are organized by chapter into 61 discrete assignments, each progressing from short, introductory analytical and writing exercises to more-involved tasks. This volume also features additional keyboard exercises for 12 chapters. The student workbook is enhanced by a DVD of recordings by the Eastman students and faculty of musical examples from the text and analytical exercises within.

The Complete Musician

The Complete Musician
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Author: Steven Geoffrey Laitz
Pages: 875
ISBN: 0199347093
Release: 2015-11-20
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Beginning with music fundamentals, The Complete Musician covers all the topics necessary for a thorough understanding of undergraduate music theory by focusing on music in context. Rather than rote learning of concepts and memorizing terms, The Complete Musician emphasizes how theory informs the work of performers. Composers respond not only to their instincts, experiences, and training in every work they write; they also follow certain ideals and models when appropriate, and modify them to fit their own personal vision. Theory is not a "theoretical" activity; it is a living one that responds to how music is composed and performed. Understanding how theory intersects with composition and performance is key to seeing its relevance to students' wider musical lives. The Complete Musician makes this connection.

What to Listen For in Music

What to Listen For in Music
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Author: Aaron Copland
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101513149
Release: 2011-02-01
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Now in trade paperback: “The definitive guide to musical enjoyment” (Forum). In this fascinating analysis of how to listen to both contemporary and classical music analytically, eminent American composer Aaron Copland offers provocative suggestions that will bring readers a deeper appreciation of the most viscerally rewarding of all art forms.

Sociology for Music Teachers

Sociology for Music Teachers
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Author: Professor Emeritus of Music Education at University of Illinois and Adjunct Professor of Music Education Richard Colwell,Richard Colwell,Hildegard Froehlich
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781317344063
Release: 2015-07-02
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

For upper level undergraduate and introductory graduate and doctoral courses in music education. Outlining the basic aspects, constructs and concepts relevant to understanding music teaching and learning from a sociological perspective, this volume introduces students to the discipline as a tool in understanding their own work. The text shows how certain academics in music, sociology and education have thought about the relationship of music to education, schooling and society and examines the consequences of such thinking for making instructional choices in teaching methods and repertoire selection. School music teaching is imbedded in two major societal traditions: (1) the tradition of music making, listening, and responding; and (2) the tradition of education as a societal mandate. The first tradition holds firmly to music artistry and musicological scholarship, the latter of which includes music sociology. The second tradition, that of education as a field of study, relies mostly on pedagogical principles rooted equally in psychology and sociology. Hildegard Froehlich bases the book upon the premise that a music teacher's work is equally shaped by both traditions. The more music teachers become aware of how societal structures shape their own lives as well as the lives of their students, colleagues, and superiors; the more "reality-based" their teaching will become. Society is a composite of communities in which different social classes, groups, and reference groups co-exist-to varying degrees of compatibility due to real or perceived differences in norms and values as well as hierarchies of power. Informed or intuitive choices made by an individual indicate allegiances to particular groups, how those groups are structured hierarchically; and where and how each individual fits into those hierarchies. This is true for the music world as it is true for the world of education.

Harmonic Practice

Harmonic Practice
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Author: Roger Sessions
Pages: 441
ISBN: STANFORD:36105042706643
Release: 1951
Editor: New York : Harcourt, Brace & World

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

On traditional harmony, with over 800 exercises.

Teaching Music Through Performance in Band

Teaching Music Through Performance in Band
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Author: Richard B. Miles
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1579997880
Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown

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Analysis of Tonal Music

Analysis of Tonal Music
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Author: Allen Clayton Cadwallader,David Gagné
Pages: 399
ISBN: UOM:39015067694581
Release: 2007
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Introduces the fundamental principles of Schenkerian analysis within the context of the music itself.

The Headshot

The Headshot
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Author: Peter Hurley
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780133928785
Release: 2015-07-15
Editor: New Riders

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

It used to be that the only people that needed professional-looking headshots were actors and models, but now thanks to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and social media in general, headshots are hot! They've never been more in demand than they are today, and Peter Hurley's unique headshot style and trademark look have made him the most sought-after headshot photographer in the world today. Here's your chance to learn exactly how to create "the look" that everybody's after. This is bankable stuff! If you're not adding headshots to what you offer as a photographer, you're leaving a lot of money on the table. Peter knows first-hand the secrets to not only lighting your headshots like a pro (there's a whole chapter on that alone), but in this book he reveals, in the very same fashion that made him a famous name with photographers everywhere, how he gets authentic expressions and incredibly flattering positioning that will make your clients look better than they ever have in any photo—period! It's all here: he shows you his positioning techniques, his secrets for getting genuine smiles and images that look so natural you won't believe they're posed (but of course, they are), and you'll learn the very same techniques that Peter uses to create amazing headshots for everyone from execs at top Fortune 500 companies, to Silicon Valley startups, to actors and public figures who know all too well how important a great-looking headshot really is. Peter doesn't hold anything back. He reveals all his tricks of the trade, from his trademark lighting look, to how to create good-looking backgrounds on location, to positioning tricks you won't hear anywhere else, and it's all written in Peter's fun, quirky, inspiring style that lets you know, right from the beginning, you can do this, and you can do this big! These are the techniques that Peter has crafted from years in front of the lens, as a model for top brands like Abercrombie & Fitch and Guess, and years behind the lens, giving him an insight few photographers will ever possess, and he's willing to share every bit of it—every trick, every technique, and every nuance—in this book that will pay for itself at your very next shoot. Yes, it's that good.

The Digital Photography Book

The Digital Photography Book
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Author: Scott Kelby
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781681986739
Release: 2020-06-11
Editor: Rocky Nook, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Learn how to take professional-quality photographs using the same tricks today’s top photographers use (surprisingly, it’s easier than you’d think)!

This is a completely, totally updated version of the #1 best-selling digital photography book of all time! It’s the award winning, worldwide smash hit, written by Scott Kelby, that’s been translated into dozens of different languages.

Here’s how Scott describes this book’s brilliant premise: “If you and I were out on a shoot, and you asked me, ‘Hey, how do I get this flower to be in focus, with the background out of focus?,’ I wouldn’t stand there and give you a photography lecture. In real life, I’d just say, ‘Put on your zoom lens, set your f-stop to f/2.8, focus on the flower, and fire away.’ That’s what this book is all about: you and I out shooting where I answer questions, give you advice, and share the secrets I’ve learned just like I would with a friend—without all the technical explanations and techie photo speak.”

This isn’t a book of theory—full of confusing jargon and detailed concepts. This is a book on which button to push, which setting to use, and when to use it. With over 200 of the most closely guarded photographic “tricks of the trade,” this book gets you shooting dramatically better-looking, sharper, more colorful, more professional-looking photos every time.

Each page covers a single concept that makes your photography better. Every time you turn the page, you’ll learn another pro setting, tool, or trick to transform your work from snapshots into gallery prints. If you’re tired of taking shots that look “okay,” and if you’re tired of looking in photography magazines and thinking, “Why don’t my shots look like that?” then this is the book for you.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Pro Tips for Getting Sharp Photos
Chapter 2: The Scoop on Lenses
Chapter 3: Shooting Landscapes Like a Pro
Chapter 4: Shooting Travel Like a Pro
Chapter 5: Making Portraits Like a Pro
Chapter 6: Making Portraits with Flash Like a Pro
Chapter 7: Shooting Weddings Like a Pro
Chapter 8: Shooting Sports Like a Pro
Chapter 9: Shooting Other Stuff Like a Pro
Chapter 10: Pro Tips for Getting Better Photos
Chapter 11: How to Print Like a Pro
Chapter 12: Photo Recipes to Help You Get the Shot

Jazz Theory Workbook

Jazz Theory Workbook
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Author: Dariusz Terefenko
Pages: 334
ISBN: 9780429818202
Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Jazz Theory Workbook accompanies the second edition of the successful Jazz Theory—From Basic to Advanced Study textbook designed for undergraduate and graduate students studying jazz. The overall pedagogy bridges theory and practice, combining theory, aural skills, keyboard skills, and improvisation into a comprehensive whole. While the Companion Website for the textbook features aural and play-along exercises, along with some written exercises and the answer key, this workbook contains brand-new written exercises, as well as as well as four appendices: (1) Rhythmic Exercises, (2) Common-Practice Harmony at the Keyboard, (3) Jazz Harmony at the Keyboard, and (4) Patterns for Jazz Improvisaton. Jazz Theory Workbook works in tandem with its associated textbook in the same format as the 27-chapter book, yet is also designed to be used on its own, providing students and readers with quick access to all relevant exercises without the need to download or print pages that inevitably must be written out. The workbook is sold both on its own as well as discounted in a package with the textbook. Jazz Theory Workbook particularly serves the ever-increasing population of classical students interested in jazz theory or improvisation. This WORKBOOK is available for individual sale in various formats: Print Paperback: 9781138334250 Print Hardback: 9781138334243 eBook: 9780429445477 The paperback WORKBOOK is also paired with the corresponding paperback TEXTBOOK in a discounted PACKAGE (9780367321963).

A Concise Guide to Assessing Skill and Knowledge

A Concise Guide to Assessing Skill and Knowledge
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Author: Darrel Walters
Pages: 242
ISBN: 1579998119
Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: Unknown

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Sociology for Music Teachers

Sociology for Music Teachers
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Author: Hildegard Froehlich,Gareth Dylan Smith
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781315402338
Release: 2017-04-21
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Sociology for Music Teachers: Practical Applications, Second Edition, outlines the basic concepts relevant to understanding music teaching and learning from a sociological perspective. It demonstrates the relationship of music to education, schooling and society, and examines the consequences for making instructional choices in teaching methods and repertoire selection. The authors look at major theories, and concepts relevant to music education, texts in the sociology of music, and thoughts of selected ethnomusicologists and sociologists. The new edition takes a more global approach than was the case in the first edition and includes the application of sociological theory to contexts beyond the classroom. The Second Edition: Presents major theories in ethnomusicology, both traditional and contemporary. Takes a global approach by presenting a variety of teaching practices beyond those found in the United States. Emphasizes music education in a traditional classroom setting, but also applies specific constructs to studio teaching situations in conservatories (with private lessons) and community music. Provides recommendations for teaching practices by addressing popular music in school music curricula, suggests inclusionary projects that explore musical styles and repertoire of the past and present, and connects school to community music practices of varying kinds. Contains an increased number of suggestions for projects and discussions among the students using the book.

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC Book for Digital Photographers
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Author: Scott Kelby
Pages: 99998
ISBN: 9780133979879
Release: 2015-04-25
Editor: New Riders

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Since Lightroom 1.0 first launched, Scott’s Kelby’s The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers has been the world’s #1 bestselling Lightroom book (it has been translated into a dozen different languages), and in this latest version for Lightroom 6, Scott uses his same award-winning, step-by-step, plain-English style and layout to make learning Lightroom easy and fun. Scott doesn’t just show you which sliders do what (every Lightroom book will do that). Instead, by using the following three simple, yet brilliant, techniques that make it just an incredible learning tool, this book shows you how to create your own photography workflow using Lightroom: • Throughout the book, Scott shares his own personal settings and studio-tested techniques. Each year he trains thousands of Lightroom users at his live seminars and through that he’s learned what really works, what doesn’t, and he tells you flat out which techniques work best, which to avoid, and why. • The entire book is laid out in a real workflow order with everything step by step, so you can begin using Lightroom like a pro from the start. • What really sets this book apart is the last chapter. This is where Scott dramatically answers his #1 most-asked Lightroom question, which is: “Exactly what order am I supposed to do things in, and where does Photoshop fit in?” You’ll see Scott’s entire start-to-finish Lightroom 6 workflow and learn how to incorporate it into your own workflow. • Plus, this book includes a downloadable collection of some of the hottest Lightroom Develop module presets to give you a bunch of amazing effects with just one click! Scott knows firsthand the challenges today’s digital photographers are facing, and what they want to learn next to make their workflow faster, easier, and more fun. He has incorporated all of that into this major update for Lightroom 6. It’s the first and only book to bring the whole process together in such a clear, concise, and visual way. Plus, the book includes a special chapter on integrating Adobe Photoshop seamlessly right into your workflow, and you’ll learn some of Scott’s latest Photoshop portrait retouching techniques and special effects, which take this book to a whole new level. There is no faster, more straight to the point, or more fun way to learn Lightroom than with this groundbreaking book.

50 Ways to Abuse Your Voice

50 Ways to Abuse Your Voice
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Author: Robert Thayer Sataloff,Mary J. Hawkshaw,Jaime Eaglin Moore
Pages: 114
ISBN: 1909082112
Release: 2014-05-20
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Starting out? Starting over? Never went away? Whether you are a professional, serious amateur, social, or student singer, this is a book you must read, digest and keep with you at all times. Inside are 50 great ways in which you can ruin your singing voice - along with concise, practical and authoritative advice on how to avoid or resolve them! From the very real hazards of allergic reactions or respiratory problems caused by stage fog or even scenery paints, to choosing the right singing teacher or even the right career. Whether making an informed decision over a physician and what you tell them, or listening to the "good advice" of others regarding herbal remedies, it is all here: straightforward, accessible information, highlighting common errors of omission and commission, giving you the very best guidance on critical issues that affect the quality and duration of your singing career. Written by a voice team of the highest caliber, and led by Robert T Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A. - himself a singer, teacher and world-renowned laryngologist - this is information you can rely on...and advice you fail to heed at your peril!

What to Listen for in Music

What to Listen for in Music
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Author: Aaron Copland
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0451600819
Release: 1969-09-01
Editor: Signet

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this fascinating analysis of how to listen to music intelligently, Aaron Copland raises two basic questions: Are you hearing everything that is going on? Are you really being sensitive to it? If you cannot answer yes to both questions, you owe it to yourself to read this book. Whether you listen to Mozart or Duke Ellington, Aaron Copland's provocative suggestions for listening to music from his point of view will bring you a deeper appreciation of the most rewarding of all art forms. This classic work, the only book of its kind written by an eminent American composer, features: - Chapters on contemporary music and film music - Recommended recordings for each chapter - A selected list of books for further reading and reference In this edition, leading music critic Alan Rich continues Copland's discussion of contemporary music for today's listeners and traces the composer's success in bringing music lovers "closer to the magical mysteries of the music we can hear and want to hear better."

The Lives of Lucian Freud Fame

The Lives of Lucian Freud  Fame
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Author: William Feaver
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780525657675
Release: 2021-01-19
Editor: Knopf

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The first biography of the epic life of one of the most important, enigmatic and private artists of the 20th century. Drawn from almost 40 years of conversations with the artist, letters and papers, it is a major work written by a well-known British art critic. Lucian Freud (1922-2011) is one of the most influential figurative painters of the 20th century. His paintings are in every major museum and many private collections here and abroad. William Feaver's daily calls from 1973 until Freud died in 2011, as well as interviews with family and friends were crucial sources for this book. Freud had ferocious energy, worked day and night but his circle was broad including not just other well-known artists but writers, bluebloods, royals in England and Europe, drag queens, fashion models gamblers, bookies and gangsters like the Kray twins. Fierce, rebellious, charismatic, extremely guarded about his life, he was witty, mischievous and a womanizer. This brilliantly researched book begins with the Freuds' life in Berlin, the rise of Hitler and the family's escape to London in 1933 when Lucian was 10. Sigmund Freud was his grandfather and Ernst, his father was an architect. In London in his twenties, his first solo show was in 1944 at the Lefevre Gallery. Around this time, Stephen Spender introduced him to Virginia Woolf; at night he was taking Pauline Tennant to the Gargoyle Club, owned by her father and frequented by Dylan Thomas; he was also meeting Sonia Orwell, Cecil Beaton, Auden, Patrick Leigh-Fermor and the Aly Khan, and his muse was a married femme fatale, 13 years older, Lorna Wishart. But it was Francis Bacon who would become his most important influence and the painters Frank Auerbach and David Hockney, close friends. This is an extremely intimate, lively and rich portrait of the artist, full of gossip and stories recounted by Freud to Feaver about people, encounters, and work. Freud's art was his life—"my work is purely autobiographical"—and he usually painted only family, friends, lovers, children, though there were exceptions like the famous small portrait of the Queen. With his later portraits, the subjects were often nude, names were never given and sittings could take up to 16 months, each session lasting five hours but subjects were rarely bored as Freud was a great raconteur and mimic. This book is a major achievement, a tour de force that reveals the details of the life and innermost thoughts of the greatest portrait painter of our time. Volume I has 41 black and white integrated images, and 2 eight-page color inserts.

Curriculum and Aims

Curriculum and Aims
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Author: Decker F. Walker,Jonas F. Soltis
Pages: 132
ISBN: 0807744956
Release: 2004
Editor: Teachers College Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The revised fourth edition provides a broad perspective on the basic curriculum questions educators face regarding the purposes, content, design, and structure of educational programs. The authors deal with fundamental contemporary issues of curriculum theory and instructional practice.

The Polymath

The Polymath
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Author: Peter Burke
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780300250022
Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Yale University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The first history of the western polymath, from the fifteenth century to the present day From Leonardo Da Vinci to John Dee and Comenius, from George Eliot to Oliver Sacks and Susan Sontag, polymaths have moved the frontiers of knowledge in countless ways. But history can be unkind to scholars with such encyclopaedic interests. All too often these individuals are remembered for just one part of their valuable achievements. In this engaging, erudite account, renowned cultural historian Peter Burke argues for a more rounded view. Identifying 500 western polymaths, Burke explores their wide-ranging successes and shows how their rise matched a rapid growth of knowledge in the age of the invention of printing, the discovery of the New World and the Scientific Revolution. It is only more recently that the further acceleration of knowledge has led to increased specialisation and to an environment that is less supportive of wide-ranging scholars and scientists. Spanning the Renaissance to the present day, Burke changes our understanding of this remarkable intellectual species.

Open Water

Open Water
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Author: Caleb Azumah Nelson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780802157959
Release: 2021-04-13
Editor: Grove Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“Open Water is tender poetry, a love song to Black art and thought, an exploration of intimacy and vulnerability between two young artists learning to be soft with each other in a world that hardens against Black people.”—Yaa Gyasi, author of HOMEGOING In a crowded London pub, two young people meet. Both are Black British, both won scholarships to private schools where they struggled to belong, both are now artists—he a photographer, she a dancer—and both are trying to make their mark in a world that by turns celebrates and rejects them. Tentatively, tenderly, they fall in love. But two people who seem destined to be together can still be torn apart by fear and violence, and over the course of a year they find their relationship tested by forces beyond their control. Narrated with deep intimacy, Open Water is at once an achingly beautiful love story and a potent insight into race and masculinity that asks what it means to be a person in a world that sees you only as a Black body; to be vulnerable when you are only respected for strength; to find safety in love, only to lose it. With gorgeous, soulful intensity, and blistering emotional intelligence, Caleb Azumah Nelson gives a profoundly sensitive portrait of romantic love in all its feverish waves and comforting beauty. This is one of the most essential debut novels of recent years, heralding the arrival of a stellar and prodigious young talent.

Musical Form and Musical Performance

Musical Form and Musical Performance
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Author: Edward T. Cone
Pages: 103
ISBN: 0393097676
Release: 1968
Editor: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

3 essays on musical form and performance