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!
Presents an account of the history of reggae. This book describes reggae´s origins and development in Jamaica, from ska to rock-steady to dub and to reggae itself, a local music which conquered the world. It relates the story of reggae to the history of Jamaica, from Colonial Island to troubled independence, and Jamaicans, from Kingston to London.
The series publishes monographs and edited volumes that showcase significant scholarly work at the various intersections that currently motivate interdisciplinary inquiry in German cultural studies. Topics span German-speaking lands and cultures from the 18th to the 21st century, with a special focus on demonstrating how various disciplines and new theoretical and methodological paradigms work across disciplinary boundaries to create knowledge and add to critical understanding in German studies. The series editor is a renowned professor of German studies in the United States who penned one of the foundational texts for understanding what interdisciplinary German cultural studies can be. All works are peer-reviewed and in English. Three new titles will be published annually. About the series editor: Irene Kacandes is the Dartmouth Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. She received three degrees from Harvard University and also studied at the Free University of Berlin and Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. She publishes on a wide range of interdisciplinary topics including secondary orality, rhetoric, aesthetics, trauma, witnessing, family and generational memory, experimental life writing, Holocaust testimony, and narrative theory. She has lectured widely in the United States and Europe and currently serves as President of the International Society for the Study of Narrative and Vice President of the German Studies Association.
Englisch einmal anders vermitteln: mit Popmusik und fetzigen Rhythmen! Das Konzept ´´English through Music´´ ist gleichermaßen einfach und modern und garantiert einen lebendigen und zeitnahen Englischunterricht. Die Materialsammlung besteht aus 20 Textvorlagen zu Themen aus den aktuellen Lehrplänen, wie zum Beispiel Zahlen, Wochentage, Monate, Alphabet, Farben, Tiere und Mahlzeiten, sowie 20 Rhythmusvorlagen. Durchführung: Aus den 20 Textvorlagen wird ein Thema ausgewählt, das mit der Klasse rhythmisch umgesetzt werden soll. Die entsprechende Rhythmusvorlage wird zur Hand genommen und dazu ein Beispielstück auf der Audio-CD angehört. Der ausgewählte Text wird mit den Schülerinnen und Schülern zunächst ohne Musik und dann auf einer Playbackversion (alle 20 Textvorlagen sind mit jeder der 5 Playbackversionen auf der CD kompatibel) geprobt. Zum Abschluss des Unterrichts kann das Musikstück mit der Klasse auf einen Tonträger aufgenommen werden. 10 Kopiervorlagen, die der Übung und Vertiefung des Wortschatzes der Textvorlagen dienen, runden diese Materialsammlung ab. Die 5 Beispielstücke wurden von Kindern gesprochen und befinden sich auch als Playbackversion auf der beiliegenden Audio-CD.
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.
Vogue has always been on the cutting edge of popular culture, and Vogue x Music shows us why. Whether they´re contemporary stars or classic idols, whether they made digital albums or vinyl records, the world´s most popular musicians have always graced the pages of Vogue. In this book you´ll find unforgettable portraits of Madonna beside David Bowie, Kendrick Lamar, and Patti Smith; St. Vincent alongside Debbie Harry, and much more. Spanning the magazine´s 126 years, this breathtaking book is filled with the work of acclaimed photographers like Richard Avedon and Annie Leibovitz as well as daring, music-inspired fashion portfolios from Irving Penn and Steven Klein. Excerpts from essential interviews with rock stars, blues singers, rappers, and others are included on nearly every page, capturing exactly what makes each musician so indelible. Vogue x Music is a testament to star power, and proves that some looks are as timeless as your favorite albums.
´´Music In The Late Twentieth Century´´. Written by the foremost musicologists of our time, exploring the styles, themes and key figures.
For half a century, Michael Jackson´s music has been an indelible part of our cultural consciousness. Landmark albums such as Off the Wall and Thriller shattered records, broke racial barriers, amassed awards, and set a new standard for popular music. While his songs continue to be played in nearly every corner of the world, however, they have rarely been given serious critical attention. The first book dedicated solely to exploring his creative work, Man in the Music guides us through an unparalleled analysis of Jackson´s recordings, album by album, from his trailblazing work with Quincy Jones to his later collaborations with Teddy Riley, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, and Rodney Jerkins. Drawing on rare archival material and on dozens of original interviews with the collaborators, engineers, producers, and songwriters who helped bring the artist´s music into the world, Jackson expert and acclaimed cultural critic Joseph Vogel reveals the inspirations, demos, studio sessions, technological advances, setbacks and breakthroughs, failures and triumphs, that gave rise to an immortal body of work.