Experimental Music Since 1970
What is experimental music today? This book offers an up to date survey of this field for anyone with an interest, from seasoned practitioners to curious readers. This book takes the stance that experimental music is not a limited historical event, but is a proliferation of approaches to sound that reveals much about present-day experience. An experimental work is not identifiable by its sound alone, but by the nature of the questions it poses and its openness to the sounding event. Experimentation is a way of working. It pushes past that which is known to discover what lies beyond it, finding new knowledge, forms, and relationships, or accepting a state of uncertainty. For each of these composers and sound artists, craft is developed and transformed in response to the questions they bring to their work.
Scientific, perceptual, or social phenomena become catalysts in the operation of the work. These practices are not presented according to a chronology, a set of techniques, or social groupings. Instead, they are organized according to the content areas that are their subjects, including resonance, harmony, objects, shapes, perception, language, interaction, sites, and histories. Musical materials may be subject, among other treatments, to systemization, observation, examination, magnification, fragmentation, translation, or destabilization. These restless and exploratory modes of engagement have continued to develop over recent decades, expanding the scope of both musical practice and listening.
The Cambridge History of Fifteenth-Century Music
Through forty-five creative and concise essays by an international team of authors, this Cambridge History brings the fifteenth century to life for both specialists and general readers. Combining the best qualities of survey texts and scholarly literature, the book offers authoritative overviews of central composers, genres, and musical institutions as well as new and provocative reassessments of the work concept, the boundaries between improvisation and composition, the practice of listening, humanism, musical borrowing, and other topics. Multidisciplinary studies of music and architecture, feasting, poetry, politics, liturgy, and religious devotion rub shoulders with studies of compositional techniques, musical notation, music manuscripts, and reception history. Generously illustrated with figures and examples, this volume paints a vibrant picture of musical life in a period characterized by extraordinary innovation and artistic achievement.
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Warp Academy Music Hacking for Electronic Musicians TUTORiAL
As an educator and musician I’m always working on developing and honing my own skills. This has me on a search for better and better teachers as I learn and grow. I’m excited to share that I’m bringing one of my very own teachers to the table to share his wisdom and expertise with you. I’m thrilled to introduce Ray Harmony, who’ll be teaching our newest course, Music Hacking for Electronic Musicians!
For the past year, I’ve been blessed to be working with Ray on Music theory and composition. Even though I’ve been a musician my whole life, the impact that working with Ray has had on my music, and my understanding of music, has been "nothing short of unreal”.
Music theory is the language of music, and if you’re making music, you’re using music theory. Music Hacking for Electronic Musicians is for everyone from complete beginners to professional producers who make music by ear and want to learn how to use the power of music theory to elevate their songwriting. This course will inspire and empower you to confidently create faultless songs on a watertight foundation of music theory.
What You’ll Learn
An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz and Blues Musicians
In An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz and Blues Musicians, Benjamin Franklin V documents the careers of South Carolina jazz and blues musicians from the nineteenth century to the present. The musicians range from the renowned (James Brown, Dizzy Gillespie), to the notable (Freddie Green, Josh White), to the largely forgotten (Fud Livingston, Josie Miles),to the obscure (Lottie Frost Hightower, Horace "Spoons” Williams), to the unknown (Vince Arnold, Johnny Wilson). Though the term "jazz” is commonly understood, if difficult to define, "blues” has evolved over time to include rhythm and blues, doo-wop, and soul music.
Performers in these genres are represented, as are members of the Jenkins Orphanage bands of Charleston. The volume also treats nineteenth-century musicians who performed what might be called proto-jazz or proto-blues in string bands, medicine shows, vaudeville, and the like. Organized alphabetically, from Johnny Acey to Webster Young, the book's entries include basic biographical information, South Carolina residences, career details, compositions, recordings as leaders and as band members, films, awards, Web sites, and lists of resources for additional reading. Franklin has ensured biographical accuracy to the greatest degree possible by consulting such sources as the census, military registers, passport applications, and other public documents including, when law permitted, death certificates. Information in these records permitted him to dispel myths and correct misinformation that have surrounded South Carolina's musical history for generations.
Guitarist - November 2016
Guitarist is the longest established UK guitar magazine. You'll find authoritative gear reviews, artist interviews, technique lessons and advice. Plus, Guitarist's digital edition now includes all of the same audio and video content as the print edition; available to download from a special area of the Guitarist website!
A Composer's Guide to Game Music
Awarded the Global Music Award Gold Medal for an exceptional book in the field of music. Music in video games is often a sophisticated, complex composition that serves to engage the player, set the pace of play, and aid interactivity.
Composers of video game music must master an array of specialized skills not taught in the conservatory, including the creation of linear loops, music chunks for horizontal resequencing, and compositional fragments for use within a generative framework. In A Composer's Guide to Game Music, Winifred Phillips -- herself an award-winning composer of video game music -- provides a comprehensive, practical guide that leads an aspiring video game composer from acquiring the necessary creative skills to understanding the function of music in games to finding work in the field. Musicians and composers may be drawn to game music composition because the game industry is a multibillion-dollar, employment-generating economic powerhouse, but, Phillips writes, the most important qualification for a musician who wants to become a game music composer is a love of video games. Phillips offers detailed coverage of essential topics, including musicianship and composition experience; immersion; musical themes; music and game genres; workflow; working with a development team; linear music; interactive music, both rendered and generative; audio technology, from mixers and preamps to software; and running a business. A Composer's Guide to Game Music offers indispensable guidance for musicians and composers who want to deploy their creativity in a dynamic and growing industry, protect their musical identities while working in a highly technical field, and create great music within the constraints of a new medium.
Music for Life 100 Works to Carry You Through
How does music reflect the key moments in our lives? How do we choose the works that inspire, delight, comfort or console? Fiona Maddocks selects 100 classical works from across nine centuries, arguing passionately, persuasively and at times obstinately for their inclusion, putting each work in its cultural and musical context, discussing omissions, suggesting alternatives and always putting the music first.
Audio Production and Critical Listening Technical Ear Training
Making decisions about how and when to apply sound processing effects and recording techniques can make or break your song mix. The decisions you make come down to your listening skills - what you hear and how you perceive it. Your ability to properly discern sound, identify a problem, and act accordingly - especially when the decision often needs to be made quickly - makes all the difference to the success of the final track.
Audio Production and Critical Listening develops your critical and expert listening skills, enabling you to listen to audio like an award-winning engineer. The interactive "ear training" software practice modules give you experience identifying various types of signal processes and manipulation - EQ, dynamics, reverb, distortion, delay, etc. The software sits alongside the clear and detailed explanations in the book, offering a complete learning package that will help you train your ears to listen and really "hear" your recordings.
* Learn how to immediately recognize audio problems and identify the 'fix'
* Develop your critical listening skills for common audio signal processes
* Includes interactive software modules to practice identifying commonly used audio signal processor effects.
Help! I Want to Play Piano
This fun, easy to read, and confusion-free comprehensive guide is the newest source for piano beginners and offers current, honest and experienced information. With no-nonsense talk, this book breaks down the complexities of the piano learning (buying, hiring, & firing) process and will expose the answers no one dares to ask, like:
•When to quit piano lessons
•Do I really need a piano teacher
•Can I really learn from YouTube
•What methods work and why
•What do I do with an untalented kid
•How do I choose a piano software product
•What’s up with the mandatory recital
•How long before I can sight read music
•What other costs are associated with lessons
Written by a Piano teacher, this inspirational and light-hearted resource uncovers real life experiences, explains what’s necessary vs. hype and presents current day answers to popular questions. The many options for instruction, the questions to ask when interviewing a music teacher and the correct method that’s customized to your learning style and performance goals, are revealed in this organized handbook.
Before you start interviewing teachers, ordering software or buying pianos, pick up this quick guide to make the smartest & best choice in your musical journey. And, if you should fall away from your journey, you’ll be sure to find many options for piano quitters, dabblers and posers, too.
"This collection of student experiences, parents’ stories, and real life situations prompted the creation of this book. These experiences and questions have led me to make a sobering discovery:
Having a positive musical experience far outweighs any musical knowledge that is gleaned from lessons. In separating the interest levels and properly aligning the correct approach with the correct goal, you’re chances for success and enjoyment are far better overall.
Consider that private lessons should be reserved for the future professional and alternative mediums encouraged to embrace the fun & creativity of casual playing. Now, THIS would be a celebration of genuine music creation. It’s a new world out there and music has a place in everyone’s life regardless of circumstance."
Discover the fun, easy & effective ways that music can be a part of YOUR life.