Fictional drama about the meeting between Nadia Boulanger and Astor Piazzola that changed both the history of tango and the life of the musician. The famous author of Adios Nonino, Libertango, and Oblivion abandoned when young the tango and the bandoneon to learn and compose classical music. The meeting with the famous French music teacher Nadia Boulanger helped Piazzola to retrieve his musical roots and to revolutionize the Argentine tango with new techniques. Without Boulanger, Piazzolla would have never existed as such. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Betsy Beard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062053/bk_acx0_062053_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Essential lessons for comeback players, midlevel players, and all beginners. Covers tone production, breathing, tongue use, written music, how to practice, and more essentials to get you started right. Essential Trumpet Lessons is written by Jonathan Harnum, a player and teacher with over 35 years of experience and a PhD in music education from Northwestern University. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Harnum. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091013/bk_acx0_091013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This first book in a series on the Beatles, The Beatles Trivia Book: The Early Years, Volume 1, covers the time of their pre-teen and teenage years: before they became famous as the Beatles we now know. It covers the four Beatles in their early days of performing throughout England, Scotland, and Germany. In addition, there are a dozens of trivia questions concerning family names, dates, places, relationships, etc. The books in this series are broken down into various themes or sections related to the lives and experiences of the Beatles. All trivia questions have multiple choice options for the correct answers, and all answers can be found at the end of each section or chapter. The questions range from easy to medium to difficult. About half of the several hundred questions in this book are for new Beatles fans and the average Beatles devotees from the past. The other half are made deliberately more challenging for even the hardcore Beatles enthusiasts who already know a great deal about the group. Everyone will learn many things they didn´t know before (or forgot along the way). If anyone can answer all these questions off the top of their heads without an incorrect answer, then you are a rare Beatles genius! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Beretta. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065394/bk_acx0_065394_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
So, you´re a music teacher. Or perhaps you are an administrator hoping to start a music program at your school. Maybe your program is running, but you have no idea how to drive it, give it a long vision and productive implementation. Is it working? Is it doing what it should be doing? What is that goal in the first place? Or maybe you are a parent, wondering how to put your child or yourself on the path to music literacy. This book is for you. Once a culture restores the priority of training its people in music, the task shifts to finding what type of instruction should be present in formal school education. In this book, you will find practical help in answer to this search and so much more: Music as a language Four principles for music literacy Common pitfalls in music training Music making vs. music history The teacher as curriculum It´s time to revive robust music training again, training that imparts great skill modeled after the Triune God who authored all truth, goodness and beauty. Whatever your role in this endeavor, this book will offer tools to again bring musicians like Bach to the Future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jarrod Richey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083100/bk_acx0_083100_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Exploring American Folk Music: Ethnic, Grassroots, and Regional Traditions in the United States reflects the fascinating diversity of regional and grassroots music in the United States. The book covers the diverse strains of American folk music - Latin, Native American, African, French-Canadian, British, and Cajun - and offers a chronology of the development of folk music in the United States. A chapter includes detailed information about the roots of hip hop. Exploring American Folk Music also introduces you to such important figures in American music as Bob Wills, Lydia Mendoza, Bob Dylan, and Muddy Waters, who helped shape what America sounds like in the 21st century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Rene Zuzel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025958/bk_acx0_025958_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rhythm & blues emerged from the African American community in the late 1940s to become the driving force in American popular music over the next half-century. Although sometimes called ´´doo-wop´´, ´´soul´´, ´´funk´´, ´´urban contemporary´´, or ´´hip-hop´´, R&B is actually an umbrella category that includes all of these styles and genres. It is in fact a modern-day incarnation of a musical tradition that stretches back to 19th-century America, and even further to African beginnings. The New Blue Music: Changes in Rhythm & Blues, 1950-1999 traces the development of R&B from 1950 to 1999 by closely analyzing the top 25 songs of each decade. The music of artists as wide-ranging as Louis Jordan; John Lee Hooker; Ray Charles; James Brown; Earth, Wind & Fire; Michael Jackson; Public Enemy; Mariah Carey; and Usher takes center stage as the author illustrates how R&B has not only retained its traditional core style, but has also experienced a ´´re-Africanization´´ over time. By investigating musical elements of form, style, and content in R&B - and offering numerous musical examples - the book shows the connection between R&B and other forms of American popular and religious music, such as spirituals, ragtime, blues, jazz, country, gospel, and rock ´n´ roll. With this evidence in hand, the author hypothesizes the existence of an even larger musical ´´super-genre´´ which he labels ´´The New Blue Music´´. Richard J. Ripani is a faculty member at Hume-Fogg Academic High School in Nashville, Tennessee. He is also a professional musician and songwriter in Nashville, performing with artists such as Ronnie Milsap, Ronnie McDowell, the Kentucky Headhunters, and Lee Greenwood. He has worked on numerous national television programs and earned gold and platinum records. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kenneth Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003714/bk_acx0_003714_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the first study to explore fully the myth of America as reflected in the nation´s popular music. Beginning with the songs of the Pilgrims and continuing through more than two centuries of history and music, Born in the U.S.A. shows the emerging American myth and gives a close reading of the compositions of songwriters as diverse as William Billings, Henry Clay Work, Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen. So that the full and diverse narrative of this complex nation might be recorded, this insightful study is focused both upon the national myth and upon the songwriters and performers representing subcultures and alternative viewpoints that are the text of America´s story. Through hymnlike paeans and through discordant lamentations protesting the realities of the contemporary workaday world, popular music is an astonishing mirror of American history. The book is published by University Press of Mississippi. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084876/bk_acx0_084876_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From ´´Over the Rainbow´´ to ´´Moon River´´ and from Al Jolson to Barbra Streisand, The Songs of Hollywood traces the fascinating history of song in film, both in musicals and in dramatic movies such as High Noon. This delightful book sheds much light on some of Hollywood´s best known and loved repertoire, explaining how the film industry made certain songs memorable, and highlighting important moments of film history along the way. The book focuses on how the songs were presented in the movies, from early talkies where actors portrayed singers ´´performing´´ the songs, to the Golden Age in which characters burst into expressive, integral song - not as a ´´performance´´ but as a spontaneous outpouring of feeling. The book looks at song presentation in 1930s classics with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and in 1940s gems with Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. The authors also look at the decline of the genre since 1960, when most original musicals were replaced by film versions of Broadway hits such as My Fair Lady. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Furia, Laurie Patterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015533/bk_adbl_015533_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cast lists and plots of 100 famous, not-so-famous, and infamous operas are presented by Felix Mendelsohn (not the composer), with some insightful comments sprinkled in along the way. This book is an interesting curiosity for opera lovers, as well as a handy introduction for those who are just getting their operatic toes wet. A complete list of the operas included can be found on our website, audiobookcontractors.com. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Flo Gibson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbk/000371/bk_adbk_000371_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Miracle of Your Voice - Class 1 - Registrations consists of two versions of a class that both use practical, accessible exercises and plenty of good feeling about your voice moments to encourage a positive, affirming learning experience. The classes are suitable for all and cover the basics of good posture for singing and speaking and the three vocal registrations of your voice. This 40-minute version contains a gentle physical warm up followed by a number of effective vocal exercises that allow you to make sound with a playfulness and no harsh self-criticism. There is also an additional 10-minute quick reference version of the practice for the days when you have less time. Both classes are devised and instructed by Barbara Ann Grant, an exceptional vocal coach, classically trained mezzo soprano, and sound healer. Barbara´s engaging teaching methods will improve the way that you use your voice and also your levels of confidence and self-esteem. The Miracle of your Voice - Class 1 - Registrations is accompanied by a free PDF guide book that gives a reference photo for each exercise and lots of supporting information on the voice. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Ann Grant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/wlbg/000001/bk_wlbg_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.