MODERN DRUMMING is a practical educational concept that has been proven through many years of teaching and is ideally suited for both drum lessons and self-study. Next to the motivational aspect and the fun of making music, the pedagogic and didactic aspect of truly meaningfully and effectively conveying the contents is the primary focus. Intended for drummers of all levels from beginners to advanced players, MODERN DRUMMING 1 consolidates the most important factors of modern drumming and provides an effective methodology for learning all relevant musical styles. Much value is placed on the advancement of your creativity and the development of your own style. MODERN DRUMMING 1 teaches all standard rhythms used in modern music, covering virtually all musical styles: rock, pop, hard rock, heavy metal, jazz, Latin, fusion, R&B, funk, hip-hop, jungle, house, drums 'n' bass etc. There is also a chapter on fills and licks, and double bass drum technique is covered extensively, as are the relevant rudiments. The book is conceived in such a way that you are not forced to struggle with monotonous exercises forever, but can quickly begin playing rhythms and fills on the drum set. Several drum solos, as well as play-along songs recorded by a live band, allow you to practically apply what you've learned: you begin making music right away, just like in a band. "Of all the drums books I've seen today, this drum school with CD ist the absolute top" (musicmagazine Workshop)
Boy, do I have a lot to learn! Anyone who's ever picked up a musical instrument of any kind - from the first caveman banging rocks to that little kid at the guitar shop - has thought that. I know I did. I'd been trying for years to break in to the music scene, to show everyone my chops, to make my mark. And I was good. But I wasn't great. I knew that there was something wrong. "Then the teacher showed up. I didn't ask for him. I didn't think I needed him. And all he said he could teach me was 'nothing'. "What happened next, you may not believe...I sure didn't...but that didn't stop him." The Music Lesson is the inspiring story of a young bass player and the lessons he learns about Life, Music, and the Life of Music. Throughout this audiobook is new, original music written by Victor Wooten and a bonus performance by the original supergroup Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victor L. Wooten. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001439/bk_tant_001439_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn music theory in 30 days or less!Many people wish to become musicians, singers, or better music producers. Unfortunately, not everyone was sent to learn music when they were kids, and most of them give up on their secret dream to become famous, respected musicians.Those people find themselves in dull jobs, dragging themselves every morning out of bed, pushing themselves to work, and come back home exhausted and unfulfilled.However...You can learn and become a musicians at any age - you just need the right guidance!No matter what is your age, no matter what is your musical background, and no matter what is your purpose - you can learn music theory, write beautiful songs, and produce outstanding music!In this audiobook, you will reveal the most simple, straight-forward way to learn music theory quickly and effectively. Forget about long courses, weird terms that nobody uses, or the history of music.Buy this audiobook and avoid unnecessary fluff!Here are just a few of the benefits you'll enjoy with this audiobook:Know how to read, write, and edit music piecesCreate beautiful songs, melodies, and beatsCollaborate with other musicians and speak with them the same languageSet the basics for any musical instrument you wish to playAnd much, much more!How will I know that this book is for me?If you want to learn to play the flute, piano, organ, bass, violet this audiobook is for you...If you want to produce dance music, electronic music, hip hop music - this audiobook is for you...If you want to write love songs, happy songs, creative songs - this audiobook is for you!No matter what is your purpose, this audiobook will set the fundamentals and help you achieve your secret dream of becoming a decent musician! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Parrish. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/176721/bk_acx0_176721_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Veronica Mason, lead singer of the rockabilly band The Voodoo Zombies, discovers her vampire bass player staked through the heart. A vision of the murder flashes in Veronica's mind and she wonders if she's going bonkers. Up until now her supernatural skills consisted of a few botched love spells. Using her sexy voice and pin-up style has paid off as she's about to finally land a record deal. But suspicion soon turns to her when another vampire turns up as nothing more than a pile of ashes a vacuum would have a hard time sucking up. Veronica has another vision, and she has to hone her paranormal powers or lose her deal - and possibly her life. When an utterly delicious mystery man steps in as the new bass player, Veronica can't figure out if he's there to help or cause more problems. What she does know is she can't resist his good looks and sex appeal. She wonders if they would make rockin' music together. But helping the undead could stop her from finding out and leave Veronica dead herself - permanently. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Klett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022792/bk_acx0_022792_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What have you got when you Got the Life? From Korn's legendary bassist comes a no-holds-barred look at the extreme highs and drug-and-booze-fueled lows of the biggest heavy metal band of our era Music was in his bones. From the time he was an infant, Fieldy watched his dad's band perform, and soon enough he found his own calling: the bass. After high school, with a guitar and little else, he left his small California town for the music scene in L.A. Before long, Fieldy, Brian "Head" Welch, James "Munky" Shaffer, drummer David Silveria, and Jonathan Davis would gel together and form a band with a completely new sound - Korn. What happened next was something Fieldy had always dreamed of but was totally unprepared for: Korn exploded, skyrocketing to the top of the charts and fronting the nu metal phenomenon. Fieldy was thrust into the fast-paced, hard-rocking spotlight. Korn began to tour incessantly, creating intense live shows fueled by wild offstage antics. Fieldy became a rock star, and he acted like one, notorious not only for his one-of-a-kind bass lines, but also for his hard-partying, womanizing, bad-boy ways. The more drugs he took, the more booze he drank, the worse he became: He was unfaithful, abusive, mean, and sometimes violent. By all appearances, Fieldy had the life. But he was on the dark path of excess, alienating friends, families, and loved ones, nearly destroying himself and the band. It took an unexpected tragedy to straighten him out: the death of his father, a born-again Christian, to a mysterious illness. Following his father's dying wish, Fieldy found God. Filled with the spirit of his new faith, Fieldy quit drugs and drinking cold turkey, and found the best part of himself. With never-before-seen photos, and never-before-heard stories, Got the Life is raw, candid, and inspiring - the ultimate story of rock and redemption. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001820/bk_harp_001820_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Scott has played over 500 concerts at hundreds of venues spanning almost two decades. From performing to the bar staff at strip mall dive bars, to a sold-out show with members of The Misfits and the Ramones, 33 Percent Rockstar: Music, Heartbreak and the Pursuit of Rock Stardom is about the love of music and life as a struggling musician. It is the true story of what happens when you give up everything to follow your dreams - even when they lead to a run-down strip club in a seedy part of Lincoln, Nebraska.Scott learned how to play the bass guitar and became a musician. He'd eventually become a damn good one. He fell in love and got his heart broken, twice. He played in multiple bands, recorded multiple albums, and toured the country.In the end, Scott never made it big, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. All for the love of music, he toiled in dead-end jobs, drove across the country in dilapidated tour vans, and dealt with the fragile egos and creative differences of a rotating cast of bands and band members.33 Percent Rockstar: Music, Heartbreak and the Pursuit of Rock Stardom is the sad tale which lies behind the vast majority of musicians who never achieve rock stardom and offers a glimpse of the everyday lives of those hopeful, possibly deluded, souls pursuing the rock star dream. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Jason Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/157557/bk_acx0_157557_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wagner's Ring Motifs" is aimed in the first instance at listeners new to the Ring and is intended to convey the fascination of Wagner's music in a clear and simple manner and to decode the musical and dramatic language of the mythical world of the cycle. But even listeners already familiar with the work will find that this database provides them with a crash course in what Thomas Mann described as the "allusive magic" of the Ring's leitmotifs. The authors are Sven Friedrich, curator of the Richard Wagner Museum in Bayreuth, and Gerhard K. Englert, the editor of the previous audio guides that have been released in the same series and that explore the world of classical music. Together, the authors offer listeners a modern, convenient and quick introduction to Wagner's cycle, The Ring of the Nibelung.The motifs are presented in the order of their first appearance in the cycle and accompanied by an expert commentary. In this way, the listener is also introduced to the story of the Ring, an introduction that follows the narrative very closely by examining the development and meaning of the music. The narrator is the distinguished British bass-baritone Sir John Tomlinson, who has appeared in countless performances at the Bayreuth Festival since making his début there as Wotan in 1988. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sir John Tomlinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/auri/000007/bk_auri_000007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the Fun and Easy Way to Learn How to Play the Piano! Would you like to learn how to play the piano, but don’t know where to start? If so - this audiobook is exactly for you! Learning to play the piano can seem like a pretty big challenge for a beginner. What should be the right body posture? How should you place your wrist on a piano? How can you differentiate notes, octaves, and scales? All of those questions makes the task of learning how to play the piano really overwhelming. If you are clueless about playing the piano, or want to sharpen your piano skills - this book is exactly for you! In this outstanding book, you will learn to play the piano in a fun, fast and easy way on your own, discover what should be the most important thing you should practice on, learn how to remember the keys of a piano keyboard, what are sharps and flats, how to form basic and major chords, how to play chords in root position, how to play common and advanced chords, how to read notes on the bass and treble clef quarter, half and whole notes and much more! What are the benefits of playing the piano? It sharpens your concentration skillsIt improves your brain structure and helps you to rewire your brainIt improves school grades of kids It helps you to relax your mind, which will further improve your productivityIt is beneficial for those who suffer from cardiac complications and respiratory diseases It improves dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and motor skills I don't know music theory. Is this book for me? Yes! Learning how to play the piano is a skill you can practice, and music theory can compliment it. However, it is not mandatory to master music theory in order to learn how to play the piano. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Parrish. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/168470/bk_acx0_168470_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Your soul holds a massive record collection: melodies, rhythms, and bass lines. Memories that ask you to dance and memories that haunt you in a minor key. Lies that become soundtracks to your days while truths play too softly to be heard. Spoken word poet Amena Brown’s broken records played messages about how she wasn’t worthy to be loved. How to Fix a Broken Record chronicles her journey of healing as she’s allowed the music of God’s love to replace the scratchy taunts of her past. From bad dates to marriage lessons at Waffle House, from learning to love her hair to learning to love an unexpected season of life, from discovering the power of saying no and the freedom to say yes, Amena offers keep-it-real stories your soul can relate to. The hurtful words of others and the failures of your past often determine what record you play the most in your mind. Those painful repetitions can become loud at the most inopportune time, keeping you from speaking up, pursuing your dreams, and growing closer to God. Recognize the negative messages that play on repeat every day in your mind. Learn how to replace them with the truth that you are a beloved child of God. And discover how to laugh along the way as you find new joy in the beautiful music of your life. A bonus audio track is included in the How to Fix a Broken Record audiobook, which features a special spoken-word performance by author Amena Brown. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amena Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001775/bk_zond_001775_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.