´´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.
Now that Rosa´s grandma is sick, Rosa and her friends play music for her after school. She says their playing makes her feel like a girl dancing at a party - and that gives Rosa an idea. She organizes her friends into the Oak Street Band in order to earn money her family needs because of her grandma´s illness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martha Plimpton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001886/bk_harp_001886_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You are about to discover proven steps and strategies from music producers on how to produce music, even if you have zero experience in recording and audio engineering. You will be able to learn everything you need to know in order to make your first single sound just the way you want it. In this audiobook, you will to learn how to build your own studio and have the right gear and software in order to start creating music. You will also learn how to be a smart recording artist or give the right direction to performers for whom you want to produce songs. Your first home studio does not need to have all the top-of-the-line gear; you just need the basic stuff, for now. As long as you know how to use the most basic studio equipment, you will know what to do once you hit the big studio. We will make sure you know how to engineer all the tracks that you have recorded in order to make your first single sound just the way you want it. Here is a preview of what you´ll learn.... How to set up a studio and what equipment you need to use How to perform a song while in the studio How to create a final mix for your songs What your studio should have What is the best digital audio workstation (DAW) for you? Recording your first single Mixing your first song Creating music that will enable you to get noticed And, much, much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erich Bailey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103218/bk_acx0_103218_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Red´s opening routine is about California weather. Klem Kadiddlehopper. ´´Junior, The Mean Widdle Kid´´ tries out his new B.B. gun. Red Skelton, Verna Felton, Pat McGeehan, Rod O´Connor, Lurene Tuttle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Red Skelton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000967/rt_radi_000967_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Start Your Music Business is a simple guide for songwriters, producers, music publishers, independent record labels, artists, bands, musicians, and individuals in the music industry who want to legally start and grow a successful music business. Written by an experienced entertainment lawyer whose clients have been featured on MTV, American Idol, and VH1, you will learn how to: 1. Understand eight different types of royalties your music should be earning through music publishing 2. How to completely own your music 3. How to completely own your masters 4. How to legally sample and cover music (why you may be breaking the law) 5. How to protect your name and logo (what to do if you illegally use someone else´s) 6. How to structure your music business 7. Learn 10 ways to avoid being sued personally You´ll also discover these simple steps: 1. Understand the different types of businesses (LLCs, corporations, partnerships, and more) 2. Setup your business 3. Learn when you need to start your music business 4. Learn the difference between trademarks and copyrights 5. Learn how to apply for a trademark (do it yourself) 6. Understand copyright law and how to copyright your music 7. Learn the truth about poor man´s copyrights 8. Know your rights when you co-write a song 9. How to divide song income between co-writers 10. How to properly and legally clear samples And more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nader Nadernejad. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/087206/bk_acx0_087206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Music Trilogy is a family saga, a compilation of: Peace of Music, Obsession of the Heart, and Warrior Music. Peace of Music (Book 1): A once-lost magnificent antique vase from China´s 13th-century Song Dynasty reappears from the depths of the Mediterranean Sea when it comes to dwell on a piano in a doctor´s home. It becomes the impetus in steering the lives of this doctor and his descendants through their heartbreaks, romances, and, ultimately, successes. An assassination, a sabotage on a Greek island, and amazing musical performances are but some of the events that strike their lives. Spanning from 13th-century China to the present, the story takes place on four continents, with talented individuals of different nationalities and backgrounds, always interrelated by music. Obsession of the Heart (Book 2): Set against an international backdrop of jet setters, music, romance, murder, terrorism, and true friendship is Davina Walters, an international singer. Davina meets Jean, a young woman almost paralyzed with fear, as her sadistic ex-husband is bent on killing her. On the spur of the moment, Davina decides to take her along on tour, and the murderer plans his ultimate revenge in a deadly showdown. Warrior Music (Book 3): Max knew the drugs and alcohol would eventually kill him, and sooner rather than later. So he enlisted in the Marines. His timing is unfortunate, as the events of 9/11 find him at the beginning of his military service, and he is sent to Iraq. The journey he embarks on is unlike anything he could ever imagine. From Washington, Boston, and New Orleans to the ancient sands of Iraq, Max and his entourage endure the toils of war with courage, romance, patriotism, heartache, and passion. Only one weapon gets them through the anguish they come face to face with: music. Warrior Music is a tribute to the author´s son who served as a Marine, and to all... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denise Kahn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115558/bk_acx0_115558_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Written by a leading authority and artist of the historical transverse flute, The Notation Is Not the Music offers invaluable insight into the issues of historically informed performance and the parameters - and limitations - of notation-dependent performance. As Barthold Kuijken illustrates, performers of historical music should consider what is written on the page as a mere steppingstone for performance. Only by continual examination and reexamination of the sources to discover original intent can an early music practitioner come close to authentic performance. The book is published by Indiana University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rich Grimshaw. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028540/bk_acx0_028540_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Derided for its conformity and consumerism, 1950s America paid a price in anxiety. Prosperity existed under the shadow of a mushroom cloud. Optimism wore a Bucky Beaver smile that masked worry over threats at home and abroad. But even dread could not quell the revolutionary changes taking place in virtually every form of mainstream music. Music historian James Wierzbicki sheds light on how the Fifties´ pervasive moods affected its sounds. Moving across genres established--pop, country, opera--and transfigured--experimental, rock, jazz--Wierzbicki delves into the social dynamics that caused forms to emerge or recede, thrive or fade away. Red scares and white flight, sexual politics and racial tensions, technological progress and demographic upheaval--the influence of each rooted the music of this volatile period to its specific place and time. Yet Wierzbicki also reveals the host of underlying connections linking that most apprehensive of times to our own uneasy present. The book is published by University of Illinois Press."The author successfully demonstrates the impact of social change upon Fifties music in a well-written and engaging way. Recommended." (Library Journal)"This fascinating book is accessible for students and general readers, even as Wierzbicki offers new insights that will be of interest to specialists as well." (Gayle Sherwood Magee, author of Charles Ives Reconsidered)"Wierzbicki is to be especially commended for his mastery of many sources and the way he has woven them together." (Michael Broyles, author of Mavericks and Other Traditions in American Music) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Carrico. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082368/bk_acx0_082368_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.
This release combines two of Victor Borge´s finest albums, ´´Caught In The Act´´ and ´´Comedy In Music´´. All the well-loved classics are featured among the 32 tracks, including ´´Inflation Language´´, ´´Phonetic Punctuation´´, ´´A Mozart Opera By Borge´´ and ´´Bizet´s Carmen´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victor Borge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/fine/000182/bk_fine_000182_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.