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.
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.
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.
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.
This is the fascinating story of music. How it started with a song and became one of our most beloved arts. Learn how early composers added modal rhythm to religious chants and turned them into something greater. Discover how the printing press standardized music and helped it spread across the globe. Witness the birth of musical theater, opera, and classical music and the explosion of popular freeform music such as rhapsodies and preludes. See how 20th- and 21st-century composers created a wealth of music and left their mark on music forever. Watch the birth of Jazz and Blues in the deep south of America. Experience the explosion of Rock n´ Roll in America and Europe and its evolution into Punk, Electric, Metal, New Wave, and more. Hear English, Scottish, and Irish folk songs and ballads transform into Country and Western Music. Examine the beginnings of electronic music and watch it spread across the globe. Meet the international superstars that created Pop Music. History of Music: From Prehistoric Sounds to Classical Music, Jazz, Rock Music, Pop Music, and Electronic Music is a quick dip into our relationship with sound and movement through time. You´ll learn how music and songs grew from humble beginnings into an art that enriches, entertains, and relaxes us. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chuck Shelby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099459/bk_acx0_099459_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.
During a span of 55 years, Emil Richards has been a renowned presence in Hollywood soundstages, recording studios, jazz clubs, and international touring venues. Considered a supreme artist on the vibraphone, marimba and xylophone, as well as a master of his world-famous collection of percussion instruments, Richards is renowned throughout the world for his versatility. This audiobook´s lifetime of insightful and hilarious experiences include years with Frank Sinatra and George Harrison, as well as many anecdotes involving Burt Bacharach, Elvis Presley and Ravi Shankar, as well as most major recording artists. Richards´ chronology roughly categories the audiobook´s chapters into decades, with the 1960´s mainly involving album recording, television shows in the ´70s, and films in the ´80s and ´90s. A parallel career means stories emanating through playing with George Shearing, Paul Horn, Stan Kenton and Roger Kellaway, as well as Igor Stravinsky and Richards´ own group Calamari. There are warm recollections of the great film composers, including Henry Mancini, Alex North, Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams, who all collaborated at finding a unique sound at Richards´ warehouse before composing. Salad bowls used in Planet Of The Apes, gongs lowered into fluid for space movies and many other unusual sonic effects will flash listeners back to decades of favorite movies. From an astonishing family history and grim days growing up in Hartford, Connecticut, through wild tours with Sinatra to Europe, Japan and Egypt, and visits to the Maharishi in India, Richards´ entertaining, direct style perfectly complements this wealth of inside experiences. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josiah John Bildner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010653/bk_acx0_010653_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A poem from Mali´s spoken-word collection Conviction. ´´The evolution of Taylor Mali the poet could be measured in the number of people his poetry has directly inspired to be teachers. Or the increasing cast of high school and college-age students who perform his words in forensic competitions. It could be measured in national poetry slam competitions. But I believe the poet is only as good as his words, and there is no better showcase for the words of Taylor Mali than this incredible collection of live performances. This is Taylor in his element: performing in front of live and writhing audiences demanding and receiving all the rough, raw, and authentic passion of Taylor Mali´s poetry.´´ By Cristin O´Keefe Aptowicz, from the liner notes to Conviction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Taylor Mali. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/wdsm/000017/pf_wdsm_000017_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Screen director Henry Coster appears. A woman bass player with a symphony orchestra expects a baby while her husband is declared killed in action during the war. June Allyson, Henry Coster, Anne Whitfield, GeGe Pearson, Dan Riss, Betty Moran, Herbert Rawlinson, Wilms Herbert, Joseph Kearns, Frank Barton (announcer). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jimmy Wallington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/001127/rt_radi_001127_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.