Lyrics and Music: Music Theory and Songwriting Techniques for Aspiring Songwriters Lyrics and Music: Music Theory and Songwriting Techniques for Aspiring Songwriters
Soft / Music Magazines 6-06-2019
Are you trying to write songs, but you feel something is missing?In this book you will learn tips and tricks that have helped songwriters write great songs for the past 50 years. Author Willy Minnix covers tried and true methods that will help you improve your lyrics, chord progressions, and melodies,and help you capture that certain magic that people like the Beatles, Elton John, Brian Wilson and Bob Dylan have known for years. Whether your songs suffer from a lack of structure, or a weak hook, or are just missing that certain spark, the topics covered in "Lyrics and Music,” will offer songwriters of any level interesting things to think about that will help them hone and take their craft to another level.
Vibe Merchants: The Sound Creators of Jamaican Popular Music Vibe Merchants: The Sound Creators of Jamaican Popular Music
Soft / Music Magazines 6-06-2019
Vibe Merchants offers an insider's perspective on the development of Jamaican Popular Music, researched and analysed by a thirty-year veteran with a wide range of experience in performance, production and academic study. This rare perspective, derived from interviews and ethnographic methodologies, focuses on the actual details of music-making practice, rationalized in the context of the economic and creative forces that locally drive music production. By focusing on the work of audio engineers and musicians, recording studios and recording models, Ray Hitchins highlights a music creation methodology that has been acknowledged as being different to that of Europe and North America. The book leads to a broadening of our understanding of how Jamaican Popular Music emerged, developed and functions, thus providing an engaging example of the important relationship between music, technology and culture that will appeal to a wide range of scholars.
How Shostakovich Changed My Mind How Shostakovich Changed My Mind
Soft / Music Magazines 6-06-2019
A powerful look at the extraordinary healing effect of music on sufferers of mental illness, including author Stephen Johnson's struggle with bipolar disorder.

BBC music broadcaster Stephen Johnson explores the power of Shostakovich's music during Stalin's reign of terror, and writes of the extraordinary healing effect of music on sufferers of mental illness. Johnson looks at neurological, psychotherapeutic and philosophical findings, and reflects on his own experience, where he believes Shostakovich's music helped him survive the trials and assaults of bipolar disorder.
Learn 14 Chord Progressions for Guitar in 14 Days: Extensive Resource for Songwriters and Guitarists of All Levels Learn 14 Chord Progressions for Guitar in 14 Days: Extensive Resource for Songwriters and Guitarists of All Levels
Soft / Music Magazines 6-06-2019
Do you want to learn the basics of chord progressions so you can be a better songwriter and guitar player? Then this is the book for you!
Learn 14 Chord Progressions for Guitar in 14 Days seems pretty self-explanatory, but there’s so much more to it than just progressions, Roman numerals, and the Nashville Number System. For songwriters and guitar players, knowing chord progressions is the foundation for crafting unforgettable harmonies and rhythms.

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The Language of Rhythm Vol. 1 The Language of Rhythm Vol. 1
Soft / Music Magazines 6-06-2019
The Language of Rhythm was designed for music students that want to learn how to apply songwriting techniques to their drumbeats. This book contains several different lessons that will give you the tools to create complete musical ideas and phrases that will sound more rhythmically eloquent. The musical concepts that are covered in this book will teach you how to build structure within a song, instead of just repetition. The goal of this curriculum is to offer new ways to add both symmetry and spontaneousness to your work.
Handbook for Sound Engineers (Audio Engineering Society Presents) 5th Edition Handbook for Sound Engineers (Audio Engineering Society Presents) 5th Edition
Soft / Music Magazines 6-06-2019
Handbook for Sound Engineers is the most comprehensive reference available for audio engineers, and is a must read for all who work in audio.

With contributions from many of the top professionals in the field, including Glen Ballou on interpretation systems, intercoms, assistive listening, and fundamentals and units of measurement, David Miles Huber on MIDI, Bill Whitlock on audio transformers and preamplifiers, Steve Dove on consoles, DAWs, and computers, Pat Brown on fundamentals, gain structures, and test and measurement, Ray Rayburn on virtual systems, digital interfacing, and preamplifiers, Ken Pohlmann on compact discs, and Dr. Wolfgang Ahnert on computer-aided sound system design and room-acoustical fundamentals for auditoriums and concert halls, the Handbook for Sound Engineers is a must for serious audio and acoustic engineers.
Perfect Guitar Control English version Perfect Guitar Control English version
Soft / Music Magazines 5-06-2019
Book for guitarists of any level and musical genre, ideal for having perfect control of your guitar technique.WARM UP and COORDINATION - Exercises to develop perfect coordination between left and right hand and precision control of alternating picking.EAR TRAINING - Exercises for the development of the relative and absolute musical ear for controlling the pitch of the notes and the recognition of the intervals related to the scales.
Audio and Speech Processing with MATLAB Audio and Speech Processing with MATLAB
Soft / Music Magazines 5-06-2019
Speech and audio processing has undergone a revolution in preceding decades that has accelerated in the last few years generating game-changing technologies such as truly successful speech recognition systems; a goal that had remained out of reach until very recently. This book gives the reader a comprehensive overview of such contemporary speech and audio processing techniques with an emphasis on practical implementations and illustrations using MATLAB code. Core concepts are firstly covered giving an introduction to the physics of audio and vibration together with their representations using complex numbers, Z transforms and frequency analysis transforms such as the FFT.

Later chapters give a description of the human auditory system and the fundamentals of psychoacoustics. Insights, results, and analyses given in these chapters are subsequently used as the basis of understanding of the middle section of the book covering: wideband audio compression (MP3 audio etc.), speech recognition and speech coding.
Future Music 2015 Full Year Issues Collection Future Music 2015 Full Year Issues Collection
Soft / Music Magazines 5-06-2019
Future Music brings you the most in-depth reviews by respected industry professionals plus news on all the latest hardware and software releases. We also interview musicians at the cutting edge of technology, and give you all the advice, music and free samples you need to get the most out of your existing set-up and improve your music making.
How to Read Piano Tab: Method Book with 50 Songs How to Read Piano Tab: Method Book with 50 Songs
Soft / Music Magazines 5-06-2019
This How to Read Piano Tab Method book contains basic concepts and popular songs in a clean and simple page layout to help students learn and play piano. Piano Tab is a color coded, easy interpretation of piano music that requires little training. The piano tabs display right and left-hand fingering numbers with red and blue note letters. Play Piano by Letters is a fun, easy course designed for beginners and intermediate level students who want to learn to play piano or keyboard faster than ever before. A wide variety of popular songs, all include clear instruction allowing students to progress and play each new song with confidence. Songs will progress in a logical sequence. Students can learn important musical skills while playing piano with this alternative method. Playing piano with letters is a method of learning featuring unique color-coded illustrations of sheet music. The most remarkable feature about this method is that it modifies standard sheet music and uses letters instead of note symbols.