Jazz: Essential Listening

Jazz: Essential Listening
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The #1 text in the market―now in an Essentials Edition.Jazz: Essential Listening provides all the materials students need to listen to, understand, and love jazz. Written by two master storytellers, this new brief text combines a dynamic listening experience with vivid narrative history, must-hear masterworks, and a superior eMedia package to reveal the excitement of America’s quintessential music. Authors Scott DeVeaux and Gary Giddins write with intellectual bite, eloquence, and the passion of unabashed fans. They explain what jazz is, where it came from, how it works, and who created it, all within the broader context of American life and….

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What Jazz Is: An Insider's Guide to Understanding and Listening to Jazz

What Jazz Is: An Insider's Guide to Understanding and Listening to Jazz
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“You have to talk about how jazz is like a language. Musical improvisation can put people at a distance, primarily because of jazz’s limited exposure. When people realize that everyone who creates a sentence is improvising within basic rules, making statements up spontaneously, the music begins to make more sense.” –Jonny KingImagine you are in the audience of a jazz club. The piano player invites you up on stage to meet the musicians after the set is finished. You listen to them talkabout the tempo of the last tune, the order of songs for their next set, and the different….

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Bebop : Third Ear – The Essential Listening Companion

Bebop : Third Ear - The Essential Listening Companion
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On the heels of swing, bebop lifted jazz from the dance floor into an art form powered by virtuoso players. This engaging collection of essays, biographies and reviews by veteran jazz journalist Scott Yanow probes the lives and revolutionary works of more than 500 great beboppers, including the giants: Charlie Parker, Dizzie Gillespie, Bud Powell, Max Roach and Thelonious Monk. The guide also explores key artists such as Sarah Vaughan, Charlie Christian and the young Miles Davis, plus such later figures as Joe Pass and Barry Harris.

Listening to Music (with Introduction to Listening CD-ROM)

Listening to Music (with Introduction to Listening CD-ROM) (Available Titles CourseMate)
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The only music appreciation text on the market to include listening exercises throughout the book, Listening to Music (Sixth Edition) masterfully develops and refines the listening skills of students. Acclaimed for unparalleled clarity and accuracy, Wright succinctly covers traditional Western music from medieval to modern. Musical examples from each historical period are discussed within their social context, giving students a broad sense of not only the construction of a piece, but also its historical and cultural meaning. Concluding chapters discuss (1) popular music and its impact on musical globalization, and (2) music from East Asia, the Near East, Africa, the….

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Play Guitar by Ear: An Innovative Guide to Listening and Learning (Guitar Educational)

PLAY GUITAR BY EAR BK/CD (Guitar Educational)
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Thousands of great guitarists have learned to play without the aid of traditional methods – and now you can, too! This first-of-its-kind book and CD package provides a real-world approach to playing guitar in the 21st century. Includes: tools for le

Audio Production and Critical Listening: Technical Ear Training

Audio Production and Critical Listening: Technical Ear Training (Audio Engineering Society Presents)
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Owners of Audio Production and Critical Listening, some copies of the disc may have issues with the Mac version of the software. For the correct files, please visit www.taylorandfrancis.com/info/contact/ Making decisions about how and when to apply sound processing effects and recording techniques can make or break your song mix. The decisions you make come down to your listening skills–what you hear and how you perceive it. Your ability to properly discern sound, identify a problem, and act accordingly, especially when the decision needs to be made quickly, makes all the difference to the success of the final track. ….

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Aural Skills Acquisition: The Development of Listening, Reading, and Performing Skills in College-Level Musicians

Aural Skills Acquisition: The Development of Listening, Reading, and Performing Skills in College-Level Musicians
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This book is a hands-on investigation of the stages musicians go through as they learn to hear, read, and perform music. It draws on the latest research in music perception and cognition, music theory, and pedagogy, along with centuries of insight from music theorists, composers, and performers.The first part explores the development of music listening skills, including such broader activities as dictation and transcription, and specific abilities such as meter perception, short-term musical memory, and tonic inference. The second part then examines the skills involved in reading and performing music. It looks at such physical skills as vocal production and….

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Afro-Cuban Jazz : Third Ear – The Essential Listening Companion

Afro-Cuban Jazz : Third Ear - The Essential Listening Companion
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(Book). Through anecdotal biographies and evocative photos, this book by jazz author extraordinaire Scott Yanow portrays every key Afro-Cuban Jazz innovator past and present, plus other jazz artists influenced by this infectious music. Also includes reviews and ratings of recordings that make (or don’t make) the cut, and essays packed with historical insight not found in other guides. Musicians covered include: Tito Puente, Cal Tjader, Willie Bobo, Machito, Poncho Sanchez, Chucho Valdes, Arturo Sandoval, Mongo Santamaria, Gato Barbieri, Eddie Palmieri, and many more.