Music Theory for the Bass Player Comes with 89 videos that are viewable online. Have you always wanted to learn music theory but felt it was too overwhelming a task? Perhaps all the books seem to be geared toward pianists or classical players? Do you know lots of songs, but don´t know how the chords are put together or how they work with the melody? If so, this is the book for you! Starting with intervals as music´s basic building blocks, you will explore scales and their modes, chords and the basics of harmony. Packed with fretboard diagrams, musical examples and exercises, more than 180 pages of vital information are peppered with mind-bending quizzes, effective mnemonics, and compelling learning approaches. Extensive and detailed photo demonstrations show why relaxed posture and optimized fingering are vital for good tone, timing and chops. You can even work your way through the book without being able to read music! Music Theory for the Bass Player is a comprehensive and immediately applicable guide to making you a well-grounded groover, informed bandmate and all-around more creative musician. This is the definitive resource for the enthusiastic bassist!
This collection of twenty-five essays strives to direct attention, in an interdisciplinary framework and as an overview, to the cultural diversity of various Gypsy groups and, using selected case studies, to facilitate a glimpse into their cultural richness. In a paradigmatic fashion, individual aspects of the value system of Roma and Sinti are treated and conceptions of musical and literary creation, both in oral as well as written forms of transmission, are analyzed. Contents / Inhalt: Preface - Wolfgang Wippermann: ´´Wie die Zigeuner...´´ - Zur Geschichte des Antiziganismus von Luther bis Himmler - Mirella Karpati: The Meaning of the Fable in Gypsy Cultural Tradition - Beate Eder: ´´Camelamos naquerar´´ - Wir wollen sprechen. Eine Konstante in der Theaterarbeit und im literarischen Schaffen von Roma und Sinti - A. Bertolt Bengsch: Die Literatur der Roma. Ein Überblick - Eva Krekovicova: Bilder, Stereotype und Vorurteile über Roma und ihre Reflexion in der Folklore - Reimar Gilsenbach: Multikulti - Von den Roma seit alters vorgelebt, von den Deutschen jüngst als Neuwort erfunden - Dieter W. Halwachs, Mozes T. Heinschinck, Christiane Fennesz-Juhasz: Kontinuität und Wandel. Der Stellenwert von Sprache und Musik bei Roma und Sinti in Österreich - Rajko Djuric: Musik und Tanz - Max Peter Baumann: ´´Wir gehen die Wege ohne Grenzen..´´ - Zur Musik der Roma und Sinti - Oskar Elschek: Die Musik der Roma und Sinti in der Mehrheitsgesellschaft. Funktionen, Stile und Chancen - Rudolf Maria Brandl: Die ´´Yiftoi´´ und die Musik in Griechenland - Rolle und Funktion - Ursula Reinhard: Grenzstile der Roma-Musik zwischen Orient und Okzident - Carol Silverman: Music and Power: Gender and Performance among Roma (Gypsies) of Skopje, Macedonia - Svanibor Pettan: Gypsies, Music, and Politics in the Balkans: A Case Study from Kosovo - Speranta Radulescu: Our Music Versus the Music of Others - Ann Buckley: Gypsy Musicians in Transylvania: Changing Lifestyles, Changing Status - Anca Giurchescu: Gypsy Dance Style as Marker of Ethnic Identity - Balint Sarosi: Zigeunermusikanten in Ungarn - Katalin Kovalcsik: Roma or Boyash Identity? The Music of the ´´Ard´elan´´ Boyashes in Hungary - Iren Kertesz-Wilkinson: Bi-musicality and the Hungarian Vlach Gypsies. Learning to Sing and Dance as an Ethnomusicological Research Tool - Ursula Hemetek Ando Drom - Auf dem Weg. Die Rolle der traditionellen Musik im Prozeß der politischen Anerkennung der Roma in Österreich - Max Peter Baumann: Roma im Spiegelbild europäischer Kunstmusik - Faustino Nunez: Die Kunst des Flamenco und die andalusischen Gitanos - Paul Nixon: Life Patterns, Hazards and Ascendancies: Gypsies, Tinkers and Travellers in Great Britain and Ireland - Max Peter Baumann: ´´Immer treffe ich auf das, was ich nicht bin..´´ - Zur Musik der Roma und Sinti auf dem Weg der Geschichte Summaries Bibliographie zur Musik der Roma und Sinti
This book by the founding editor and former publisher of Bass Player magazine not only celebrates the 50-year history of Fender´s revolutionary Precision Bass, it also - for the first time - illuminates the full scope of its profound impact on music and society. Focusing on the bass´ artistic influence, it details the technical milestones that gave the bass its musical power. This book also describes the impact of the bass in the hands of such visionaries as James Jamerson; cheers the innovations of rockers like Jack Bruce, Paul McCartney, John Entwistle and Sting; and honors the inspired work of such virtuosos as Jaco Pastorius. Loaded with black & white and 100 stunning color photos.
Brain and Music explores how, when, and where in the brain music is processed. The book is the first one to cover all core aspects of music perception with regards to their neural correlates. The coverage includes decoding of acoustic information in the auditory brainstem and thalamus; auditory feature extraction (pitch, timbre, roughness, etc.); auditory short-term memory; auditory Gestalt perception; processing of musical syntax; processing of musical meaning; music and emotion; effects of music listening on autonomic, hormonal, and immune system activity; and the effects of music listening on motor processes. A comprehensive survey of the latest neuroscientific research into the effects of music on the brain * Covers a variety of topics fundamental for music perception, including musical syntax, musical semantics, music and action, music and emotion * Includes general introductory chapters to engage a broad readership, as well as a wealth of detailed research material for experts * Offers the most empirical (and most systematic) work on the topics of neural correlates of musical syntax and musical semantics * Integrates research from different domains (such as music, language, action and emotion both theoretically and empirically, to create a comprehensive theory of music psychology
The bestselling guide to improving musical performance The Inner Game of Music is the battle that all musicians have to fight against elusive opponents such as nervousness, self-doubt and fear of failure. Using the world-famous Inner Game principles, developed by bestselling author Timothy Gallwey, acclaimed musician Barry Green explains the basic principles of ´natural learning´ and shows how you can apply them to reach a new level of musical application and performance. In precise, easy to understand language, Green and Gallwey explain how natural skills - such as awareness, trust and willpower - can be nurtured and enhanced. Through a series of tailored exercises The Inner Game of Music demonstrates the ways in which musicians can achieve exact intonations, artistic phrasing and improved technique. There are also chapters on ensemble playing, improvisation, composition and creativity, as well as listening skills - an essential part of the Inner Game. Following a methodology with a proven track record for generations of aspiring and professional musicians, The Inner Game of Music is invaluable to anyone seriously interested in music, and is guaranteed to deliver positive results whether you are a student, teacher, performer, or simply an appreciative listener.
This book, a classic in its field, deals with the physical systems and physiological processes that intervene in music. It analyzes what objective, physical properties of sound are associated with what subjective psychological sensations of music, and it describes how these sound patterns are actually generated in musical instruments, how they propagate through the environment, and how they are detected by the ear and interpreted in the brain. Using the precise language of science, but without complicated mathematics, the author weaves a close mesh of the physics, psychophysics and neurobiology relevant to music. A prior knowledge of physics, mathematics, neurobiology or psychology is not required to understand most of the book; it is, however, assumed that the reader is familiar with music - in particular, with musical notation, musical scales and intervals, and some of the basics of musical instruments. This new edition presents substantially updated coverage of psychoacoustics, including: - New results from tomographic imaging of brain function that confirm some speculations in previous editions - New research on consciousness and emotions - The possibility of musics in extraterrestrial civilizations
This pioneering text/reference explores how innovative new modes of computation may provide exciting new directions for future developments in the music industry, guiding the reader through the latest research in this emerging, interdisciplinary field. This work includes coverage of electronic music compositions and performances that incorporate unconventional interfacing, hacking and circuit bending. Features: presents an introduction to unconventional computing in music; discusses initiatives involving biophysical electronic music, the work of self-styled silicon luthiers, and the intersection of music and quantum computing; introduces the memristor, a new electronic component with the potential to revolutionize how computers are built; reviews experiments and practical applications of biological memristors in music; describes IMUSIC, an unconventional tone-based programming language, which enables the programming of computers using musical phrases; includes review questions at the end of each chapter.