Positive Piano: History's Greatest Pianists On How To Succeed Wildly In Life
Why hasn’t our age produced a Beethoven?
Great musical artists of the past possessed both a powerful aesthetic vision and highly-effective methods. Most importantly, theirs was a wholistic success paradigm that valued, above all, ‘character’.
Our culture is no longer conducive to creating great masterpieces of music … frankly just one symptom of a global society derailed and struggling on many fronts. POSITIVE PIANO offers some intriguing suggestions on what we can do about that.
Readers will be fascinated by this amazing collection of wisdom from virtuoso pianists of the past. Here are their intimate thoughts on purpose, motivation, discipline, perseverance … even health and social skills, not to mention technique.
Written in a non-academic and engaging style, the book delves into complex social and psychological issues pertaining to creativity and art. Today’s inept politicians, health system failures and corporate irresponsibility are seen in a new light. It’s a new (old) take on the self-help genre and social satire. Caution: a number of sacred cows from today’s business productivity and self-help offerings will be ground into hamburger meat by a bunch of long-haired musicians … and the ‘awakening’ is occasionally a bit rude.
"When necessary – speak; and in a way that people will remember … Whoever is most impertinent has the best chance." Mozart
From Chopin, Schumann and Liszt to Freud, Jung, Montessori and F. M. Alexander - it’s 19th century wisdom for a transcendent 21st, brimming with powerful information to fuel dreams … the definitive book on the art of making music, and a unique perspective on the Art of Life!
Whether you’re in the performing arts, business, management, education, or just looking to raise the bar in your personal life - this book is for you. It will rev up your engine and cause you to shift not only gears but thought paradigms.
Cultural Production in and Beyond the Recording Studio
Recording studios are the most insulated, intimate and privileged sites of music production and creativity. Yet in a world of intensified globalisation, they are also sites which are highly connected into wider networks of music production that are increasingly spanning the globe. This book is the first comprehensive account of the new spatialties of cultural production in the recording studio sector of the musical economy, spatialities that illuminate the complexities of global cultural production.
This unique text adopts a social-geographical perspective to capture the multiple spatial scales of music production: from opening the "black-box" of the insulated space of the recording studio; through the wider contexts in which music production is situated; to the far-flung global production networks of which recording studios are part. Drawing on original research, recent writing on cultural production across a variety of academic disciplines, secondary sources such as popular music biographies, and including a wide range of case studies, this lively and accessible text covers a range of issues including the role of technology in musical creativity; creative collaboration and emotional labour; networking and reputation; and contemporary economic challenges to studios.
As a contribution to contemporary debates on creativity, cultural production and creative labour, Cultural Production in and Beyond the Recording Studio will appeal to academic students and researchers working across the social sciences, including human geography, cultural studies, media and communication studies, sociology, as well as those studying music production courses.
Teaching Music in American Society: A Social and Cultural Understanding of Music Education, 2nd Edition
Successful professional music teachers must not only be knowledgeable in conducting and performing, but also be socially and culturally aware of students, issues, and events that affect their classrooms. This book provides comprehensive overview of social and cultural themes directly related to music education, teacher training, and successful teacher characteristics. New topics in the second edition include the impact of Race to the Top, social justice, bullying, alternative schools, the influence of Common Core Standards, and the effects of teacher and school assessments. All topics and material are research-based to provide a foundation and current perspective on each issue.
Awakening your Business Brain: An iCadenza Guide to Launching your Music Career
Can you really be an artist and a businessperson at the same time? Aspiring musicians have been asking this for ages, but in a new world of interconnectivity, the answers are closer than ever before. Jennifer Rosenfeld and Julia Torgovitskaya, founders of iCadenza and Cadenza Artists, are here to share the lessons of their music career coaching business and talent agency with you and help you awaken your business brain.
Artists receive a lot of misconceptions about the business side of art: that focusing too much on self-marketing is detrimental to your artistic growth, or that making sacrifices for a big contract is "selling out.” Along the way, musicians are taught that they can be an artist or a businessperson, but not both. Jennifer and Julia say that not only is it possible to be both, it’s essential for survival in today’s music world.
Through career guidance and personal wisdom, Awakening Your Business Brain will show you how you can foster a successful music career without sacrificing your dedication to artistry. Jennifer and Julia demystify the music business in a compassionate and encouraging book that is a must-read for any aspiring musician.
Piano Scales, Chords & Arpeggios Lessons with Elements of Basic Music Theory
This new edition book is all that you will ever need for learning piano chords, scales, arpeggios, how to read music, and basic music theory!
Piano Professor Damon Ferrante guides you through 140 step-by-step lessons (for beginner to advanced levels).
This easy-to-follow method, used by thousands of piano students and teachers, is designed to be interactive, engaging and fun.
The lessons will greatly improve your piano technique, creativity, and understanding of music. Whether you are teaching yourself piano or learning with a music instructor, this book and video course will take your piano playing to a whole new level!
Ask yourself this:
1. Have you always wanted to learn how to play piano scales, chords, and arpeggios, but did not know where to start?
2. Did you start piano lessons once and give up because the lessons were too difficult?
3. Are you struggling to follow online piano lessons that seem to jump all over the place without any sense of direction or consistency?
4. Would you like to expand your musical understanding and learn how to play the piano through an affordable, step-by-step book and video course?
If your answer to any of the these questions is yes, then this piano book and video course is definitely for you!
The Art of Music Production: The Theory and Practice
Now in its fourth edition, The Art of Music Production has established itself as the definitive guide to the art and business of music production and a primary teaching tool for college programs. It is the first book to comprehensively analyze and describe the non-technical role of the music producer.
Author Richard James Burgess lays out the complex field of music production by defining the several distinct roles that fall under the rubric of music producer. In this completely updated and revised fourth edition of a book already lauded as "the most comprehensive guide to record production ever published," Burgess has expanded and refined the types of producers, bringing them fully up to date. The first part of the book outlines the underlying theory of the art of music production. The second part focuses on the practical aspects of the job including training, getting into the business, day-to-day responsibilities, potential earnings, managers, lawyers, and - most importantly - the musical, financial, and interpersonal relationships producers have with artists and their labels. The book is packed with insights from the most successful music producers ranging from today's chart-toppers to the beginnings of recorded sound, including mainstream and many niche genres. The book also features many revealing anecdotes about the business, including the stars and the challenges (from daily to career-related) a producer faces. Burgess addresses the changes in the nature of music production that have been brought about by technology and, in particular, the paradigmatic millennial shift that has occurred with digital recording and distribution. Burgess's lifelong experience in the recording industry as a studio musician, artist, producer, manager, and marketer combined with his extensive academic research in the field brings a unique breadth and depth of understanding to the topic.
Social Media Promotion For Musicians ePUB
Social Media Promotion for Musicians by best selling music author Bobby Owsinski is the truly the best, most comprehensive and up to day resource for marketing yourself, your band and your music online.
The book shows you how to stop just using social media and learn how to promote with it, as you’ll find a host of online insider tips and tricks that that will help you gain more fans and followers, increase your views, and grow your ticket and merch sales.
Social Media Promotion For Musicians shows artists, bands, engineers and producers the latest techniques and strategies to increase your online presence more effectively and efficiently than you ever thought possible. Best of all, anyone can do it!
* How to increase your online exposure to increase your fan base
* How to have more time for creating by saving at least an hour every day on common social media operations
* Exclusive promotional tips that boost your views and followers
* How to uncover and develop your brand
* The secret behind successful tweets and posts
* How to craft a successful newsletter to increase your ticket and merch sales
* 10 ways to make sure that fans, music critics and bloggers, bookers and promoters, and agents and managers always have your latest information
* Ways to optimize your YouTube channel and videos to maximize your views
and so much more.