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!
Lloyd Bradley was classically trained as a chef but for the last 20 years has worked as a music journalist, most recently for Mojo - which he has just left with editor Mat Snow to launch a new men´s magazine in Autumn 2000. He is the author of Reggae on CD. He lives with his wife and two children in Kentish Town, London.
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.
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.
In the last hundred years - between the invention of the microphone and the computer - music has undergone a profound revolution. No longer confined to specifically designed instruments, we can now make music out of anything. Why use a guitar when you can use a lawnmower? Why use a lawnmower when you can use an explosion in Libya? The Music evokes a shifting sonic landscape in precise detail - Chinese concrete slowly hardening, overlaid by a splintering cassette tape in the stereo of a car mid-crash. The noise of 73,984 insects hitting number plates followed by that of a drill striking oil deep beneath the earth´s surface. Or just the silence of two unfamiliar people as they look up at the night sky. As well as being a description of an imagined album this novel is a manifesto for sound, challenging how we hear the world itself, while listening to stories about humanity and our place in that world.
Mit Music erscheint das brandneue Album von David Garrett, der eindrucksvoll unterstreicht, dass er die unterschiedlichen Musikwelten Klassik, Rock und Pop zu verbinden vermag wie kaum ein anderer Künstler unserer Zeit. Nach Rock Symphonies und dem Klassik-Album Legacy, das ihm in den deutschen Charts einen Rekord und zudem die Goldauszeichnung bescherte, meldet sich der Star-Geiger mit seinem neuen Werk zurück. Dass der international gefeierte Geiger nicht nur im räumlichen, sondern auch im künstlerischen Sinn die Grenzen überschreitet, verdeutlicht die Auswahl der Songs: Von We Will Rock You (Queen), Cry Me A River (Justin Timberlake), Viva La Vida (Coldplay) bis zu Music (John Miles), Scherzo (Beethoven) - David Garrett sieht gerade in der Vielfältigkeit die Herausforderung für ein Crossover-Album: Es geht mir bei allen meinen Bearbeitungen nie darum, Sounds und Stimmen wie etwa die von Queen und Freddy Mercury gleichsam auf mein Instrument herüber zu kopieren.(..) Du brauchstviel Kreativität, um den Funken überspringen zu lassen und die Werke im neuen Licht zu zeigen.
Dieses wunderschöne 56-seitige Buch im CD-Format in englischer und deutscher Sprache erzählt ihre Geschichte in ihren eigenen Worten, illustriert mit vielen Originalfotos aus ihrem gemeinsamen Leben. Im Lieferumfang befindet sich eine herausragende 70-minütige CD, auf der 10 Songs von ihren Bestseller-Alben liebevoll zusammengestellt sind.