Author: Dennis Alexander
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Release Date: 2008-04-01
Alfred's Premier Piano Course, Lesson Book 3 is now available with a CD! Each piece on the CD was recorded at a performance tempo and a slower practice tempo. Level 3 students will be playing syncopated, dotted and swing rhythms with ease. Up-tempo, original pieces with clever twists smoothly incorporate new concepts including: pass-under and cross-over scale fingerings; the chromatic scale; IV chords in C, G, F, D; 1st and 2nd endings; and ledger lines above and below the staff. 48 pages.
Author: Dennis Alexander
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Familiar motivational pieces for the holiday season using the same concepts introduced in the corresponding Lesson Book. Some pieces contain teacher duet accompaniments for an enhanced musical experience. Titles: * Arabian Dance (from The Nutcracker Suite) * Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella * Carol of the Bells * Ding, Dong Merrily on High * It Came Upon the Midnight Clear * Jingle Bells * The Little Drummer Boy * O Come, All Ye Faithful * Over the River and Through the Woods * Up on the Housetop * We Wish You a Merry Christmas. 24 pages.
Author: Walter Fox Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2010-05-20
Waves and oscillations permeate virtually every field of current physics research, are central to chemistry, and are essential to much of engineering. Furthermore, the concepts and mathematical techniques used for serious study of waves and oscillations form the foundation for quantum mechanics. Once they have mastered these ideas in a classical context, students will be ready to focus on the challenging concepts of quantum mechanics when they encounter them, rather than struggling with techniques. This lively textbook gives a thorough grounding in complex exponentials and the key aspects of differential equations and matrix math; no prior experience is assumed. The parallels between normal mode analysis, orthogonal function analysis (especially Fourier analysis), and superpositions of quantum states are clearly drawn, without actually getting into the quantum mechanics. An in-depth, accessible introduction to Hilbert space and bra-ket notation begins in Chapter 5 (on symmetrical coupled oscillators), emphasizing the analogy with conventional dot products, and continues in subsequent chapters. Connections to current physics research (atomic force microscopy, chaos, supersolids, micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), magnetic resonance imaging, carbon nanotubes, and more) are highlighted in the text and in end-of-chapter problems, and are frequently updated in the associated website. The book actively engages readers with a refreshing writing style and a set of carefully applied learning tools, such as in-text concept tests, "your turn" boxes (in which the student fills in one or two steps of a derivation), concept and skill inventories for each chapter, and "wrong way" problems in which the student explains the flaw in a line of reasoning. These tools promote self-awareness of the learning process. The associated website features custom-developed applets, video and audio recordings, additional problems, and links to related current research. The instructor-only part includes difficulty ratings for problems, optional hints, full solutions, and additional support materials.
Author: Rebecca Johnson
Publisher: Steve Parish
Release Date: 2005-01-01
In 'Spiky Echidna' a kindly possum helps a young echidna with a problem. The latest in the best-selling Steve Parish Story Book series, the book features beautiful Steve Parish photographs of favourite Australian creatures and a story written by Rebecca Johnson: author, practising teacher, mother and wildlife carer. The series is typeset in Beginner's Alphabet font and is ideal for beginning and emergent readers.
Author: Kevin M. Folta
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2009-05-28
This is the first book on Rosaceae genomics. It covers progress in recent genomic research among the Rosaceae, grounding this firmly in the historical context of genetic studies and in the application of genomics technologies for crop development.
Author: Chad Johnson
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date: 2011-08-01
(Guitar Method). Here's your complete guide to getting your guitars to play and sound their best! Step-by-step instructions and photos teach how to adjust the action, truss rod, bridge saddles, nut, intonation and more on electric guitars and steel string acoustic guitars. Basic electronic repairs are covered as well. This book will get you started on the road to becoming your own guitar repairman.
Covering chemistry, its laws, processes, applications and subdisciplines, this 4-vol. set also reviews the history of the field, up to modern research and practical applications. Along with biographies of scientists past and present, Chemistry's topics examine and explain the role chemistry plays in the various aspects of everyday life. Includes information about chemistry's many branches, including inorganic, industrial, atmospheric and computational chemistry, and biotechnology. This accessible set allows students and general-interest readers alike to explore the myriad ways in which chemistry plays an important role in daily life - from the food we eat to the air we breathe.
Author: Ben Gold
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
When Speech and Audio Signal Processing published in 1999, it stood out from its competition in its breadth of coverage and its accessible, intutiont-based style. This book was aimed at individual students and engineers excited about the broad span of audio processing and curious to understand the available techniques. Since then, with the advent of the iPod in 2001, the field of digital audio and music has exploded, leading to a much greater interest in the technical aspects of audio processing. This Second Edition will update and revise the original book to augment it with new material describing both the enabling technologies of digital music distribution (most significantly the MP3) and a range of exciting new research areas in automatic music content processing (such as automatic transcription, music similarity, etc.) that have emerged in the past five years, driven by the digital music revolution. New chapter topics include: Psychoacoustic Audio Coding, describing MP3 and related audio coding schemes based on psychoacoustic masking of quantization noise Music Transcription, including automatically deriving notes, beats, and chords from music signals. Music Information Retrieval, primarily focusing on audio-based genre classification, artist/style identification, and similarity estimation. Audio Source Separation, including multi-microphone beamforming, blind source separation, and the perception-inspired techniques usually referred to as Computational Auditory Scene Analysis (CASA).
Author: John Thompson
Publisher: Willis Music Company
Release Date: 2009-02-01
(Willis). The Modern Course series provides a clear and complete foundation in the study of the piano that enables the student to think and feel musically. It may be preceded by the Teaching Little Fingers to Play series.
This edited book offers further advances, new perspectives, and developments from world leaders in the field of through-life engineering services (TES). It builds up on the earlier book by the same authors entitled: “Through-life Engineering Services: Motivation, Theory and Practice.” This compendium introduces and discusses further, the developments in workshop-based and 'in situ' maintenance and support of high-value engineering products, as well as the application of drone technology for autonomous and self-healing product support. The links between ‘integrated planning’ and planned obsolescence, risk and cost modelling are also examined. The role of data, information, and knowledge management relative to component and system degradation and failure is also presented. This is supported by consideration of the effects upon the maintenance and support decision by the presence of 'No Fault Found' error signals within system data. Further to this the role of diagnostics and prognostics is also discussed. In addition, this text presents the fundamental information required to deliver an effective TES solution/strategy and identification of core technologies. The book contains reference and discussion relative to automotive. rail, and several other industrial case studies to highlight the potential of TES to redefine the product creation and development process. Additionally the role of warranty and service data in the product creation and delivery system is also introduced. This book offers a valuable reference resource for academics, practitioners and students of TES and the associated supporting technologies and business models that underpin whole-life product creation and delivery systems through the harvesting and application of condition and use based data.
Author: James Lasdun
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: 2010-08-03
The stories in this remarkable collection—including "An Anxious Man," winner of the National Short Story Prize (UK)—are vibrant and gripping. James Lasdun's great gift is his unfailing psychological instinct for the vertiginous moments when the essence of a life discloses itself. With forensic skill he exposes his characters' hidden desires and fears, drawing back the folds of their familiar self-delusions, their images of themselves, their habits and routines, to reveal their interior lives with brilliant clarity. In sharply evoked settings that range from the wilds of Northern Greece to the beaches of Cape Cod, these intensely dramatic tales in It's Beginning to Hurt chart the metamorphoses of their characters as they fall prey to the full range of human passions. They rise to unexpected heights of decency or stumble into comic or tragic folly. They throw themselves open to lust, longing, and paranoia—always recognizably mirrors of our own conflicted selves. As James Wood has written, "James Lasdun seems to be one of the secret gardens of English writing . . . When we read him we know what language is for again." This collection of haunting, richly humane pieces is further proof of the powers of an enormously inventive writer.