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Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study is a comprehensive textbook ideal for Jazz Theory courses or as a self-study guide for amateur and professional musicians. Written with the goal of bridging theory and practice, it provides a strong theoretical foundation beginning with music fundamentals through post-tonal theory, while integrating ear training, keyboard skills, and improvisation. It includes a DVD with 46 Play Along audio... more...
Guitar Licks of the Texas Blues-Rock Heroes details the solo styles of the legendary Lone Star State guitarists. Complete with essential stylistic details that make the music come alive, this volume contains 100 licks in the authentic styles of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Billy Gibbons, Johnny Winter, T-Bone Walker, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Freddie King, Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Johnson, and more. Each lick has its own mini-lesson and is performed by the author at... more...
Created for drumset players who find themselves in a creative rut, this book and audio package easily breaks down the mystery behind subdivisions, rhythmic modulation, rhythmic scales and beat displacement. The author makes the transition from mathematics to musicality with an easy and systematic approach.
Electronic music evokes new sensations, feelings, and thoughts in both composers and listeners. Opening the door to an unlimited universe of sound, it engages spatialization as an integral aspect of composition and focuses on sound transformation as a core structural strategy. In this new domain, pitch occurs as a flowing and ephemeral substance that can be bent, modulated, or dissolved into noise. Similarly, time occurs not merely as a fixed duration... more...
Foreword by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy. High Fidelity meets Killing Yourself to Live when one man searches for his lost record collection. As he finds himself within spitting distance of middle-age, journalist Eric Spitznagel feels acutely the loss of…something. Freedom? Maybe. Coolness? Could be. The records he sold in a financial pinch? Definitely. To find out for sure, he sets out on a quest to find the original vinyl artifacts from... more...
Creating Sounds from Scratch is a practical, in-depth resource on the most common forms of music synthesis. It includes historical context, an overview of concepts in sound and hearing, and practical training examples to help sound designers and electronic music producers effectively manipulate presets and create new sounds. The book covers the all of the main synthesis techniques including analog subtractive, FM, additive, physical modeling,... more...
The very first book about the Anglo-American metal band Tool explores not only their uncompromising music but also their unsettling, self-made image based on mythological symbols and arcane theories. Now available in paperback. The quartet of master musicians - Maynard James Keenan, Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor and Adam Jones - emerged from the club scene in Los Angeles in 1990 alongside their friends Rage Against the Machine, grabbing the concept of... more...
Ableton Live, now in version 9, is the music creation/recording/performing software that revolutionized the way modern music is made, both in the studio and on stage. Live's intuitive interface makes it easy to get started making music, but there are great depths to explore--and you'll be amazed by the powerful, inspiring tools that await you there. For many years, Ableton Live Power! has been your best guide to this ground-breaking program. In this... more...
The result of an extensive poll asking heavy metal fans to list their favorite heavy metal albums, this compendium combines those survey results with interviews of dozens of world-famous rockers who reveal recording session secrets in addition to their own favorite albums. From AC/DC to ZZ Top and from Black Sabbath to Pantera, both classics and lesser-known gems are catalogued and idiosyncratically evaluated. Beginning with reviews of early metal... more...
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