When he was a kid singing in his church choir, Clay Aiken never dreamed of becoming a pop music star. His ambition was to be a teacher, maybe even a high school principal. But the music that was Clay´s joy in life was destined to lead him to unexpected triumphs.In Learning to Sing, Clay details what his astonishing success has meant to him. He writes from the heart about his life before and since his instant stardom on American Idol, how he has changed, and how he struggles to adapt to life in the public eye. He speaks candidly about his lonely childhood: the father who abandoned him, the school bullies who tormented him, the mother who taught him to be strong, and the friends and teachers who, more than they ever knew, kept him going. He describes his new high-profile life in Los Angeles; the awards shows, the free clothes, the unfortunate presence of avocado on all the food. More significantly, he reveals what he has discovered from diving into the white-hot center of pop culture: what it takes for him to stay true to himself and remember the lessons he learned growing up in Raleigh, North Carolina.Clay shares his struggle to remain a man his mother can be proud of, and writes about the faith that sustains him today just as it did when he was an awkward, unpopular outsider. ´´I believe God has a direction for me. He did not give me this life just so I could buy a big house and an SUV. My job is to give back and to be a decent human being no matter how many people cheer my name.´´Clay´s friends, the old ones from North Carolina and the millions of new ones who love his voice, will hold this inspiring memoir as close to their hearts as they do his music. Learning to Sing reminds you that anything is possible. Like a perfect song, it will send your spirit soaring. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clay Aiken. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000502/bk_rand_000502_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the eve of his fortieth birthday, a professor of no discernible musical talent learns to play the guitar and investigates how anyone of any age might master a new skill. Just about every human being knows how to listen to music, but what does it take to make music? Is musicality something we are born with? Or a skill that anyone can develop at any time? If you don´t start piano at the age of six, is there any hope? Is skill learning best left to children or can anyone reinvent him-or herself at any time? On the eve of his fortieth birthday, Gary Marcus, an internationally renowned scientist with no discernible musical talent, becomes his own guinea pig to look at how human beings become musical- and how anyone of any age can master something new. Guitar Zero traces his journey, what he learned, and how you can learn, too. In addition to being a groundbreaking look at the origins and allure of music, Marcus´s journey is also an empowering tale of the mind´s plasticity. In a quest that takes him from Suzuki classes to guitar gods, Marcus investigates the most effective ways to train your brain and body to learn to play an instrument. How can you make your practice more deliberate and effective? How can you find the best music teacher for you or your child? Does talent really exist? Or is hard work all you need? Guitar Zero stands the science of music on its head, debunking the popular theory of an innate musical instinct and many other commonly held fallacies. At the same time, it raises new questions about the science of human pleasure and brings new insight into humankind´s most basic question: what counts as a life well lived? Does one have to become the next Jimi Hendrix to make a passionate pursuit worthwhile? Or can the journey itself bring the brain lasting satisfaction? For those who have ever set out to learn a musical instrument-or wishes that they could- Guitar Zero is an inspiring and fascinatin 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Marcus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/001835/bk_peng_001835_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you play the guitar and wish you could read music? Perhaps you have thought or heard that reading music and playing the guitar is difficult. If so, this short listen is for you.This publication is part of the GMI Short Read series. This audiobook in the series contains a discussion on why, as a guitarist, you should consider learning to read music and the reasons why it will change your musical life.This audiobook is a transcription, both edited and at times expanded upon, of a GMI podcast given by Ged Brockie in February 2017. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ged Brockie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120848/bk_acx0_120848_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ready to maximize your brain power? With this powerful hypnosis and meditation program, you can bring more focus and positive energy into your life, and learn faster and with more ease. Motivational Hypnotherapy is proud to introduce Joel Thielke and Rachael Meddows. These world-renowned hypnotherapists have combined their talents and years of hypnotherapy experience to create a one-of-a-kind program that will specifically help you remove negative thinking, self-doubt, blocks that may be holding you back from feeling truly happy and joyful, and living a stress-free life. With this program, you will be well on your journey to positive change. Hypnosis is an incredibly powerful tool, and we know you´ll see results. This program includes the following tracks: 1. About hypnosis 2. Accelerated learning white light induction - Joel Thielke 3. Accelerated learning dual induction - Joel Thielke 4. Affirmations - Joel Thielke 5. Affirmations - Rachael Meddows 6. Accelerated learning garden induction - Rachael Meddows 7. Accelerated learning beach induction - Rachael Meddows 8. Music track 9. Accelerated learning deep sleep induction - Rachael Meddows 10. Accelerated learning deep sleep induction - Joel Thielke 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Thielke, Rachael Meddows. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046600/bk_acx0_046600_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Crank up your learning power! The mind your mind is elastic, self-determining and powerful beyond measure. With the advent of the Internet, you now have the ability to absorb as much information as you can possibly stand and profit from it a thousand different ways. But there´s just one problem: cramming all that data into your head! Wouldn´t you rather just have someone open your head with a can opener and pour in a cup full of vocabulary? Well until there´s a cure for the common curriculum, there´s just no getting around having to use your cranium to assimilate and access new types of information. But that doesn´t mean it has to be hard. In fact, it can be downright fun. Join certified hypnotherapist Liv Montgomery on a fun and fanciful trip around your brain. This program offers you a complete system for absorbing information quickly and retaining it for life. Using a combination of learning techniques, hypnosis and binaural beat frequencies, the Speed Learning Performance System is your secret weapon for learning at high speed. Start achieving at a higher level. See what tens of thousands of people have discovered using the Liv Montgomery system for developing speed learning. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004736/bk_blak_004736_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This Power Confidence and Self Esteem Deep Meditation program is designed to assist the listener in accessing their powerful inner confidence, a stronger sense of self, a deeper sense of personal power, and to cultivate a sense of unconditional positivity toward the self. Empowering thoughts create an empowered you! Some say that we are the sum total of what we surround ourselves with. For example, what we choose to watch on television, listen to on the radio, who we choose to surround ourselves with and even the thoughts we think all have an effect on our overall perceptions and thought patterns. Just like the foods that we eat, over time, create our bodies, our thoughts shape who we are, and ultimately what types of situations we manifest in our lives. Sleep learning can benefit a listener in powerful ways. The mind stays active even while we are sleeping. For example a mother may sleep soundly through thunderstorms and barking dogs yet the sounds of her baby stirring in the next room will often awaken her instantly. Why not use this time (while you are asleep) to realize your potential? . In addition to therapeutic hypnotic techniques and meditative affirmations, this program is further enhanced by the use of brainwave entrainment such as solfeggio tones, isochronic tones, bilateral stimulation and white noise. Listening at a very low volume is ideal and won´t diminish your results. Narrated by Anna Thompson, MA, MHP, LMHC, Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist. Accomplish your goals and create the life you´ve always wanted starting today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Thompson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029724/bk_acx0_029724_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.
Discover the beauty of music theory and become a better musician through the power of understanding! Have you ever wanted: To unlock the mysteries of notes, intervals, music scales, modes, keys, chords and chord progressions and other important concepts in music? To understand where chords and scales come from, all the different types that exist and how they´re built? To master your rhythm and time skills and understand how to practice and play easily in any time signature? To know what´s behind all the beautiful music and learn how you can (re)create it? Have you ever been put off by music theory or thought that is too hard to learn? If you find yourself in any of this, then this book is the answer for you. It covers everything that anyone who plays (or wants to play) music, and wishes to become better as a musician, should know. This is the most comprehensive book on music theory that you can find today. Not only that, but this book is written in a way that is really easy to follow, understand and internalize all the concepts explained. You don´t have to be a college degree music student in order to understand and use this - anyone can do it! It also doesn´t matter what instrument you play (because music theory is universal) and it also doesn´t matter what is your knowledge level or playing ability! This book will give you all the information necessary to become a true expert in music theory without frustration and feeling overwhelmed, and this will have innumerable benefits to your playing! Download this book now and solve all your problems with music theory! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bryan Howard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074358/bk_acx0_074358_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.