Interactive Composition

Author: V. J. Manzo
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199973828
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Music

Interactive Composition empowers readers with all of the practical skills and insights they need to compose and perform electronic popular music in a variety of popular styles. The book begins by introducing all of the tools involved in creating interactive compositions through the software Ableton Live and Max for Live. The following chapters then put the tools to use by both describing particular musical styles and also teaching readers how to compose and perform within these styles using the software. As readers progresses through the book, they will learn to use the software to facilitate their own unique compositional objectives. This book takes readers through all of the steps in designing interactive music compositions. It is geared toward both beginners as well as intermediate and advanced readers, and so readers with even little experience working with digital audio software will quickly learn how to design powerful systems that facilitate their unique compositional ideas. A particular feature of this book is that it discusses the historical context of several electronic music styles used by DJs, electronic musicians, and other artists, and then describes, using software, the technical process used in the composition and performance of these styles. Each chapter leads readers to create an original composition in a given style and also discusses the techniques that can be used to perform the piece in an idiomatic fashion.

Scale System

Author: Carl Flesch
Publisher: Allegro Editions
ISBN: 1626540837
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre:

Nearly a century after its initial publication, Carl Flesch's "Scale System" remains one of the foremost scale books for violin. This comprehensive collection of exercises features the 24 major and minor scales, with emphasis on both double-stops and arpeggios. With Flesch's exercises, the intermediate player will progressively master intonation, shifting, rhythm, string crossing, bow speed and pressure, and tone production. Initially published as a supplement to Book 1 of "The Art of Violin Playing," Flesch's "Scale System" has become the principal scale study for serious violinists. Carl Flesch (1873-1944) was born in Hungary and began playing the violin at age seven. He was a famous chamber musician, instructor, and solo performer, who mastered repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary works.

The Music Tree

Author: Frances Clark
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 1589510054
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Music

In a wealth of delightful discovery pieces and repertoire, Music Tree 4 continues to elaborate on topics covered in Music Tree 3 -- syncopation, triads and inversions, blues, and modes -- while at the same time offering new challenges.

Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Author: James Jamerson
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 0881888826
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

(Guitar Book). Bassist James Jamerson was the embodiment of the Motown spirit and groove the invisible entity whose playing inspired thousands. His tumultuous life and musical brilliance are explored in depth through hundreds of interviews, 49 transcribed musical scores, two hours of recorded all-star performances, and more than 50 rarely seen photos in this stellar tribute to behind-the-scenes Motown. Features a 120-minute CD! Allan Slutsky's 2002 documentary of the same name is the winner of the New York Film Critics "Best Documentary of the Year" award!

A Dozen a Day

Author: Edna Mae Burnam
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781495023699
Release Date: 2005-10-01
Genre: Music

(Willis). The Dozen a Day books are universally recognized as one of the most remarkable technique series on the market for all ages! Each book in this series contains short warm-up exercises to be played at the beginning of each practice session, providing excellent day-to-day training for the student.