What s that Sound

Author: John Rudolph Covach
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 039393229X
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Music

This second edition of the text offers a look at the evolution of rock music from its roots to the present. With innovative listening guides, (both print and electronic), a rich visual program, and electronic learning tools, it is a comprehensive introduction to rock history. The new edition includes new "backstage pass" boxes written by rock journalists and scholars such as Graeme Boone on Woodstock, Susan Fast on Led Zeppelin, Jeff Chang on DJ Kool Herc. A new full-color photo essay examines the "look" of rock music through album covers, concert staging, and poster art. Examples are a comparison of The Beatles "look" to that of the Rollnig Stones, Fillmore West concert posters, hip-hop graffiti, and pictures of rave culture.

What s That Sound

Author: Assistant Professor of Music John Covach
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393124347
Release Date: 2015-02-01

The leading text in the market, What's That Sound? strengthens students' listening skills and deepens their understanding of rock, first and foremost, as music. New listening guides and author videos reinforce this classic strength, while also providing additional historical and cultural context that allows students to make connections between the music and the times.

Rock and Roll is Here to Stay

Author: William McKeen
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393047008
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Literary Collections

A dynamic collection of writing from the world of rock music includes Joan Didion's musings on the Doors, Tom Wolfe on the Beatles, and Roddie Doyle on Irish Soul, among many others.

Mystery Train

Author: Greil Marcus
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571261215
Release Date: 2014-10-30
Genre: Music

Greil Marcus's study of American rock and roll is universally acclaimed as the benchmark work of modern rock criticism. Using a handful of artists - a brace of bluesmen, The Band, Sly Stone, Randy Newman and Elvis Presley - Marcus illuminates and interprets the American Dream in rigorous prose touching on the myth, landscape and oral tradition of the continent. This comprehensive, revised edition of a milestone achievement in the effort to establish rock and roll as a fit subject for serious cultural criticism, includes a new preface by the author.

The Last Sultan

Author: Robert Greenfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416558408
Release Date: 2012-11-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

As the founder and head of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun signed and/or recorded many of the greatest musical artists of all time, from Ray Charles to Kid Rock. Working alongside his older brother, Nesuhi, one of the preeminent jazz producers of all time, and the legendary Jerry Wexler, Ertegun transformed Atlantic Records from a small independent record label into a hugely profitable multinational corporation. In successive generations, he also served as a mentor to record-business tyros like Phil Spector, David Geffen, and Lyor Cohen. Brilliant, cultured, and irreverent, Ertegun was as renowned for his incredible sense of personal style and nonstop A-list social life as his work in the studio. Blessed with impeccable taste and brilliant business acumen, he brought rock 'n roll into the mainstream while creating the music that became the sound track for the lives of multiple generations.--From publisher description.

The Rolling Stone Album Guide

Author: Anthony DeCurtis
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: UOM:49015002814151
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Music

Rates and reviews thousands of rock, pop, soul, rap, country, jazz, blues, folk, and gospel recordings

Discrete Mathematics with Applications

Author: Susanna Epp
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495391326
Release Date: 2010-08-04
Genre: Mathematics

Susanna Epp’s DISCRETE MATHEMATICS WITH APPLICATIONS, FOURTH EDITION provides a clear introduction to discrete mathematics. Renowned for her lucid, accessible prose, Epp explains complex, abstract concepts with clarity and precision. This book presents not only the major themes of discrete mathematics, but also the reasoning that underlies mathematical thought. Students develop the ability to think abstractly as they study the ideas of logic and proof. While learning about such concepts as logic circuits and computer addition, algorithm analysis, recursive thinking, computability, automata, cryptography, and combinatorics, students discover that the ideas of discrete mathematics underlie and are essential to the science and technology of the computer age. Overall, Epp’s emphasis on reasoning provides students with a strong foundation for computer science and upper-level mathematics courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

This Bridge Called My Back Fourth Edition

Author: Cherríe Moraga
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781438454382
Release Date: 2015-02-11
Genre: Social Science

Updated and expanded edition of the foundational text of women of color feminism. Originally released in 1981, This Bridge Called My Back is a testimony to women of color feminism as it emerged in the last quarter of the twentieth century. Through personal essays, criticism, interviews, testimonials, poetry, and visual art, the collection explores, as coeditor Cherríe Moraga writes, “the complex confluence of identities—race, class, gender, and sexuality—systemic to women of color oppression and liberation.” Reissued here, nearly thirty-five years after its inception, the fourth edition contains an extensive new introduction by Moraga, along with a previously unpublished statement by Gloria Anzaldúa. The new edition also includes visual artists whose work was produced during the same period as Bridge, including Betye Saar, Ana Mendieta, and Yolanda López, as well as current contributor biographies. Bridge continues to reflect an evolving definition of feminism, one that can effectively adapt to, and help inform an understanding of the changing economic and social conditions of women of color in the United States and throughout the world. “Immense is my admiration for the ongoing dialogue and discourse on feminism, Indigenous feminism, the defining discussions in women of color movements and the broader movement. I have loved this book for thirty years, and am so pleased we have returned with our stories, words, and attributes to the growing and resilient movement.” — Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), Executive Director, Honor the Earth Praise for the Third Edition “This Bridge Called My Back … dispels all doubt about the power of a single text to radically transform the terrain of our theory and practice. Twenty years after its publication, we can now see how it helped to untether the production of knowledge from its disciplinary anchors—and not only in the field of women’s studies. This Bridge has allowed us to define the promise of research on race, gender, class and sexuality as profoundly linked to collaboration and coalition-building. And perhaps most important, it has offered us strategies for transformative political practice that are as valid today as they were two decades ago.” — Angela Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz “This Bridge Called My Back … has served as a significant rallying call for women of color for a generation, and this new edition keeps that call alive at a time when divisions prove ever more stubborn and dangerous. A much-cited text, its influence has been visible and broad both in academia and among activists. We owe much of the sound of our present voices to the brave scholars and feminists whose ideas and ideals crowd its pages.” — Shirley Geok-lin Lim, University of California, Santa Barbara “This book is a manifesto—the 1981 declaration of a new politics ‘US Third World Feminism.’ No great de-colonial writer, from Fanon, Shaarawi, Blackhawk, or Sartre, to Mountain Wolf Woman, de Beauvoir, Saussure, or Newton could have alone proclaimed this ‘politic born of necessity.’ This politic denies no truths: its luminosities drive into and through our bodies. Writers and readers alike become shape-shifters, are invited to enter the shaman/witness state, to invoke power differently. ‘US Third World Feminism’ requires a re-peopling: the creation of planetary citizen-warriors. This book is a guide that directs citizenry shadowed in hate, terror, suffering, disconnection, and pain toward the light of social justice, gender and erotic liberation, peace, and revolutionary love. This Bridge … transits our dreams, and brings them to the real.” — Chela Sandoval, University of California, Santa Barbara

Tuning Timbre Spectrum Scale

Author: William A. Sethares
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1852337974
Release Date: 2005-01-03
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Table2. 2. Each note consists of three partials. If the sequence is played ascending, then the ?rst virtual pitch tends to be perceived, whereas if played descending, the second, lower virtual pitch tends to be heard. Only one virtual pitch is audible at a time. This can be heard in sound examples [S: 6] and [S: 7]. Note First Second Third Virtual Pitch Virtual Pitch partial partial partial ascending descending 1 600 800 1000 200. 0 158. 9 2 620 820 1020 205. 2 163. 0 3 640 840 1040 210. 4 167. 1 4 660 860 1060 215. 6 171. 2 5 680 880 1080 220. 9 175. 3 6 700 900 1100 226. 1 179. 4 7 720 920 1120 231. 3 183. 6 8 740 940 1140 236. 6 187. 7 9 760 960 1160 241. 8 191. 8 10 780 980 1180 247. 0 195. 9 11 800 1000 1200 252. 2 200. 0 Pitch and virtual pitch are properties of a single sound. For instance, a chord played by the violin, viola, and cello of a string quartet is not usually thoughtofashavingapitch;rather,pitchisassociatedwitheachinstrumental tone separately. Thus, determining the pitch or pitches of a complex sound source requires that it ?rst be partitioned into separate perceptual entities. Only when a cluster of partials fuse into a single sound can it be assigned a pitch. When listening analytically, for instance, there may be more “notes” presentthaninthesamesoundwhenlisteningholistically.

Hearing the Movies

Author: James Buhler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199987718
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Music

Hearing the Movies, Second Edition, combines a historical and chronological approach to the study of film music and sound with an emphasis on building listening skills. Through engaging, accessible analyses and exercises, the book covers all aspects of the subject, including how a soundtrack is assembled to accompany the visual content, how music enhances the form and style of key film genres, and how technology has influenced the changing landscape of film music.

The Study of Language

Author: George Yule
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316776780
Release Date: 2016-10-27
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This bestselling textbook provides an engaging and user-friendly introduction to the study of language. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Yule presents information in bite-sized sections, clearly explaining the major concepts in linguistics through all the key elements of language. This sixth edition has been revised and updated throughout, with substantial changes made to the chapters on phonetics, grammar and syntax, and eighty new study questions. To increase student engagement and to foster problem-solving and critical thinking skills, the book also includes twenty new tasks. An expanded and revised online study guide provides students with further resources, including answers and tutorials for all tasks, while encouraging lively and proactive learning. This is the most fundamental and easy-to-use introduction to the study of language.

Nutrition for Life

Author: Janice J. Thompson
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780133983524
Release Date: 2015-01-29
Genre: Education

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringNutrition does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringNutrition search for 0133878368 / 9780133878363 Nutrition for Life Plus MasteringNutrition with MyDietAnalysis with eText 2.0-- Access Card Package, 4/e Package consists of: 0133983099 / 9780133983098 MasteringNutrition with MyDietAnalysis with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card -- for Nutrition for Life 0133853365 / 9780133853360 Nutrition for Life, 4/e MasteringNutrition should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For graduate and undergraduate nutrition students Understanding and applying nutrition to everyday life The Fourth Edition of Nutrition for Life, MasteringNutrition Edition gives students the tools they need to effectively learn and master nutrition concepts and apply them to their daily lives. This visually rich text is packed with information and exercises to help students understand how the food they eat affects their bodies. Students will learn about essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and the chemical organization of micronutrients, while staying engaged with the material through self-assessments, case studies, and study aids. Nutrition for Life organizes information according to how nutrients function in the body, rather than by chemical classification, allowing students to more easily apply their knowledge to everyday situations. This new edition features new Meal Focus Figures, new Focus Figures to illustrate key concepts, and student learning outcomes listed in every chapter and correlated to the end of chapter Study Plan.. Now included with Nutrition for Life , MasteringNutritionTM is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature immediate wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience to help keep students on track and prepared for lecture.

American Popular Music

Author: Larry Starr
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199316694
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Music

Purchase this access code to get sixty featured musical selections from American Popular Music, Fourth Edition, in MP3 format. Good for one use. Code will be void if used.

Ethics and Technology

Author: Herman T. Tavani
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470509500
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Computers

Information technology professionals must not only have a strong understanding of the latest technology, but they also need to be grounded in ethics. The third edition provides them with the information they need to succeed in the field. Each chapter is updated with new case studies and scenarios to provide the most current information. Review and discussion questions are included to reinforce key concepts. The in-text citations and references are revised to offer additional resources. Updated material is also presented on online communities and democracy, globalization and job outsourcing, security for wireless networking, and international cybercrime legislation. This enables information technology professionals to apply the concepts with a focus on ethics.

The Pearl

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141962832
Release Date: 2011-03-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Kino is a desperately poor Mexican-pearl diver. But when he finds 'The Pearl of the World' he believes that his life will be magically transformed. Obsessed by his dreams, Kino is blind to the greed, fear and even violence the pearl arouses in his neighbours - and himself. A haunting and timeless tale of wealth and the evil it can bring.