Ever wish you could play an instrument? Do the next best thing! And help your child discover how to appreciate music!Have you ever been to a party where one of the guests takes a seat at the piano and begins to play beautiful music? Maybe you even felt a twinge of envy, wishing you had chosen to learn how to play an instrument while you were young. As an adult it is difficult to go back and learn how to play an instrument. It’s not impossible, just difficult. However, if you have school-age children, you have a great opportunity. How would you like to ignite the joy of music appreciation in your child? What? It’s too difficult? What if you could help your child select just the right instrument? Would that make it easier? If you answered yes, then read on. The Right PlaceYou are in the right place. No fluff, no hype. You couldn’t have chosen a better place to help your child select an instrument. Learn about: Should you buy or rent an instrument? What is best: percussion, string, or maybe brass?Basics of playing the instrumentThere are different reasons why you ought to introduce your child to music. Some studies show that music education among children increases their abilities. Concentration, focus, and coordination make them more relaxed. It also teaches them patience and perseverance while improving self-confidence. Your child may have some idea about what instrument he or she would like to play. It’s important that we do not force a choice on the child. Allow him or her flexibility. It might take several attempts to find just the right fit for your child. That’s where we come in and the reason you are reading. We have broken down the most popular instruments. We give you enough of an overview of each that allows you to select exactly the right instrument. The only thing left is to learn about each instrument, and you are off to a great start. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rory Duffy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102027/bk_acx0_102027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In November 1838, Frederic Chopin, George Sand, and her two children sailed to Majorca to escape the Parisian winter. They settled in an abandoned monastery at Valldemossa in the mountains above Palma, where Chopin finished what would eventually be recognized as one of the great and revolutionary works of musical Romanticism: his 24 Preludes. There was scarcely a decent piano on the island, so Chopin worked on a small pianino made by a local craftsman, Juan Bauza. Chopin´s Piano traces the history of Chopin´s 24 Preludes through the instruments on which they were played, the pianists who interpreted them, and the traditions they came to represent. Yet it begins and ends with the Majorcan pianino, which assumed an astonishing cultural potency during the Second World War as it became, for the Nazis, a symbol of the man and music they were determined to appropriate as their own. After Chopin, the unexpected hero of Chopin´s Piano is the great keyboard player Wanda Landowska, who rescued the pianino from Valldemossa in 1913 and who would later become one of the most influential artistic figures of the 20th century. Paul Kildea shows how her story resonates with Chopin´s, simultaneously distilling part of the cultural and political history of mid-20th-century Europe and the US. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Waterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002259/bk_high_002259_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Music Practice: A guide for all musicians. Learn all the best practice tips, tricks, and techniques used by the greatest musicians in the world - all for the price of a coffee! Do you want to know how to practice like the professionals do? Are you struggling with your playing? Having trouble getting motivated? Do you want to improve your playing and bring it to the next level? I decided to write this audiobook because I was struggling with my own practice, and it took me many years to learn new strategies to get myself to where I wanted to be. Now, I want to share these proven strategies with you. Some of them I discovered myself, but most of these I learned from accomplished professionals. If you are serious about playing, practicing, and improving your skills on your instrument, then this audiobook is for you! Whether you are a beginner or professional, classically trained or not, this audiobook contains proven strategies that can be applied by anybody. Why should you buy this audiobook? This audiobook is a compilation of the best practice tips and strategies from the best musicians in the world. You will learn practice tips used by world class musicians, ranging from pianists to violinists, and trumpeters to clarinetists. This audiobook contains over 80 tips for practicing everything from rhythm to intonation to challenging passages. You will learn how to practice effectively and efficiently. What you will learn and discover: How to set goals and the importance of setting goals What the experts do differently How to have an engaging practice session 10 Must-have practice habits 24 Ways to practice with the metronome Various ways to practice intonation Different ways to practice performing 10 different ways to practice memorizing music Fast practice vs. slow practice 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Capunitan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094369/bk_acx0_094369_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
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.
Master Your Musical Instrument - Play Your Instrument Like a Pro, with Hypnosis Learning an instrument is hard work. Even the greatest musical minds need years of practice to master their gift. It takes willpower and dedication, continuous commitment, confidence in your ability, and a razor-sharp memory. A lot to ask, isn´t it? But musical greatness can be yours - with help from hypnosis. Unlock Your Inner Maestro The Master Your Musical Instrument hypnosis session will help you discover the innate musical gift hidden inside of you! As you listen to the hypnosis and NLP exercises, your mind will be rewired for optimum musical success. You´ll be primed and ready to soak up everything you need to gain true control over your instrument. You´ll find the motivation to train hard, to learn music easily, to practice regularly, and to reap all the rewards. Download Master Your Musical Instrument today, relax and listen, to discover how to: Master the instrument of your choice in record-breaking time! Remove mental blockages stopping you from becoming a brilliant musician Tackle new challenges daily, expanding your musical ability at every step Relax your mind and body, and make music a part of who you are Download the Master Your Musical Instrument hypnosis session now to let loose the musical genius within. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hypnosis Live. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ispr/000190/bk_ispr_000190_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.
In clear and entertaining prose, Plotkin explores a thousand years of music, introduces listeners to more than 100 great works, and profiles in depth many significant composers, including Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Dvoxak, and Mahler. He describes all the musical instruments in the orchestra, defines major musical terms, and makes music theory comprehensible for the uninitiated. There are also conversations with important musicians who offer fascinating insights about their art. Classical Music 101 is a highly accessible guide to discovering the glories of classical music. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Plotkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000759/bk_blak_000759_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.