Guy Pratt came of age just as bass playing became sexy. Having dallied with punk legend Sylvain Sylvain, Pratt suddenly found himself on Top of the Pops and supporting David Bowie with smooth Australian outfit Icehouse. He became bass player to the stars, crawling from studio to bar and hotel to stadium Portakabin with the likes of Pink Floyd, Robert Palmer, Womack &Womack and Bryan Ferry. Guy has recorded with everyone from Madonna and Michael Jackson to McFly. He was in The Smiths for a week, and has travelled through customs in a wheelchair after a flight with Jimmy Page. Following the success of his live show at the 2005 Edinburgh Festival and the subsequent sell out tour of Australia, Guy Pratt’s narrates his bestselling book, My Bass and Other Animals, a witty, revealing but heartfelt memoir of life at the pointy end of the music business. When not playing with David Gilmour or Bryan Ferry, he continues to take the show around the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Guy Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mkle/000001/bk_mkle_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this major BBC Radio 4 series, James Naughtie uncovers the roots of our music and reveals the soundtrack to our own history. The history of classical music is inextricably linked with the places it was written, its purpose and its patrons as well as with politics, war and social change. From the earliest music of the monasteries to the court and church music of the Renaissance and Reformation and beyond, composers have always changed with the times. In these programmes James Naughtie reveals how the chance happenings of history built a classical tradition that tells a glittering and inspiring story. His journey takes him from early beginnings to the present day, where he examines the current state of classical music. This epic and important series features extracts from the music itself as well as the voices of Benedict Cumberbatch, Alison Carney, Laurence Fox and Simon Russell Beale alongside James Naughtie´s own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Naughtie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002904/bk_rhuk_002904_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Musician´s Map is a complete guide to building success in music. Whether you´re just thinking about learning music, or you´re already in the process of building a career; this book will help you. Musician´s Map provides practical advice for musicians just starting out and musicians looking to get ahead and further their career. This book is a step-by-step guide that will save you years of time, thousands of dollars, and will make you a better musician. The Musician´s Map audiobook includes 36 chapters and more than 40,000 words of advice, information, and tools to help you build success in music. Topics include: The value of listening and expanding your musical world-view Instruments, practice, and improving Bands, rehearsals and auditions Recording, demos, and promotion Getting, advertising, preparing for, and playing gigs Performing and getting paid to play Professional recording, studios, mixing, and mastering Music videos and self-releasing music Booking and going on tour Getting label interest and making money as a musician This is an invaluable resource that you will refer to over and over again for years. Stop with trial and error, wasting money and energy, the uncertainty, the unknown. Start growing, improving, seeing progress, and realizing your ambition. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kane Power. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096768/bk_acx0_096768_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Handel´s Water Music is a collection of short orchestral pieces composed to serenade King George I of England during a boating party on the Thames river in 1717. The music is grouped into three suites, each featuring different instrumental colors and having its own distinct character. The individual movements that comprise these suites include overtures, fanfares, instrumental arias, and dances. The Musically Speaking Conductor´s Guides are your link to an appreciation of the greatest classical music ever performed. Let Maestro Gerard Schwarz enrich your classical music listening enjoyment by illuminating the great works of the Masters with revealing commentary and educational insight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gerard Schwarz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/musp/000002/sp_musp_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Want to know more about music? Want to learn awesome new bass playing techniques? Want to play songs without wasting your time looking for tabs on the net? If your answer is yes, then this is the right guide for you! In this audiobook, we will help you understand music theory. This audiobook also includes popular advanced bass techniques: Amaze your friends and band mates with your new bass techniques Create funkier and groovier beats with your bass! Impress your friends by showing them that you can play anything without the help of inaccurate bass tabs Communicate better with other musicians Make you bass guitar sing! Stand out and make catchy solos! You don´t have to go to expensive music schools to understand the music theory and scales! You can now play like a pro! This book is what you need if you want to know more about music and your bass. This book also uses simple terminologies so that it will be easier for you to follow and understand. If you are ready to be a full-fledged musician and bassist, it´s time for you to grab a copy of our book. Download now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Eflin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074185/bk_acx0_074185_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Four decades. Four victims. No bodies. The Tor. For centuries it has stood over the village of Batsford. A dark force lies hidden within, influencing the villagers´ every move. The Tor Part One: Whiteshill The 1970s. James Immola, a young father, leaves the village for a night of music and drinking in the local town. Whilst out, he meets the beautiful Rebecca. But all is not as it seems. Will James realize the danger he´s in before it´s too late? A decade later. Three school friends walk home on the last day of term. One of them will not see the holidays. Can his two friends unravel the mystery of The Tor before they fall victim too? The Tor Part Two: Rest In the 1990s, Joseph Sanderson, a loner plagued by vivid and recurring dreams, meets the girl he wants to spend the rest of his life with. But what is the secret torturing her - and what price will he pay to try and follow her? The Tor Part Three: Foundations In the first decade of the new millennium, Andrew and his partner move into the abandoned Dadeni Cottage. Soon, The Tor influences their lives, with tragic consequences for them both. Magic. Intrigue. Deception. Everything you´d want from classic British horror. This edition collects the original trilogy, the short publication, ´´The Cauldron´´, and the short story, ´´Symeon´s Tor´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chase Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104987/bk_acx0_104987_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This 30-part Radio 4 series explores how our interactions with sound have shaped us over 100,000 years. These specially extended episodes, recorded on location around the world and in collaboration with curators of the British Library Sound Archive, take us from prehistory to the present, encompassing the shamanistic music of our cave-dwelling ancestors, the massacre of noisy cats in pre-revolutionary Paris, the nerve-destroying din of trench warfare, right through to the cacophony of the modern metropolis. This is sound as life and death, pleasure and pain, power and revolution. Written and presented by Professor David Hendy from the University of Sussex. Produced by Matt Thompson for Rockethouse Productions. Theme tune composed by Joe Acheson from Hidden Orchestra. Readings Director Cherry Cookson. Assistant Producer - Cathy FitzGerald Includes a specially-composed 15-minute companion piece by electronic musician Matthew Herbert in which he retells the story of the whole series using only the sounds themselves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Hendy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/007014/bk_bbcw_007014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jazz 101 is a fascinating entry into the world of jazz, for the beginner, novice, or jazz enthusiast. Szwed takes listeners on a tour of the varied and nonlinear history of jazz, exploring how it developed from an ethnic music to become America´s most popular music and then part of the avant-garde in less than 50 years. Szwed´s complete overview includes the major types of jazz and significant jazz musicians of the 20th century, the roots of jazz, including its European and African influences, and recommended listening, plus appendices on jazz singers, record guides, and more. Infinitely readable and highly entertaining, Jazz 101 is a vital tool in understanding and appreciating jazz. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grover Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000748/bk_blak_000748_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Basie Wenger, a 24-year-old trained percussionist from Philadelphia, impulsively takes on a sudden posting as choir director for a church in Kansas City. Trying to adjust to small town life is difficult enough. But as she begins her new job, Basie has make peace with angry church board members, single-handedly save a children’s dance recital, manage a growing list of potential boyfriends, and complete three bizarre and humiliating challenges commanded in the will of a recently deceased church member. Oh, and lead the choir...all while keeping the secret that she can´t actually sing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amie Lyn Hornick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/143464/bk_acx0_143464_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.