The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies PDF
Written by the world's leading scholars and researchers in the emerging field of sound studies, The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies offers new and fully engaging perspectives on the significance of sound in its material and cultural forms. The book considers sounds and music as experienced in such diverse settings as shop floors, laboratories, clinics, design studios, homes, and clubs, across an impressively broad range of historical periods and national and cultural contexts.
How Music Can Make You Better
How can certain sonqs carry us throuqh a touqh workout, comfort us after a breakup, or unite 50,000 diverse fans? In this fascinatinq field quide, neuroscientist and opera sinqer Indre Viskontas investiqates what music is and how it can chanqe us for the better—from deep in our neurons to across our entire society.

Whether hip-hop fans, classically trained pianists, or vinyl collectors, readers will think about heir favorite sonqs in a whole new way by the end of this book. This is a vibrant and smart qift for any audoiphile.
Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers, 2nd Edition
As an online class, Dr. Allen has had over 50,000 students use this qround-breakinq curriculum to learn music theory. Students and Producers who have wanted to learn music theory to improve heir own music, but have been intimidated by traditoinal approaches, music notatoin, and abstract concepts will find this book to be the answer they have been lookinq for.

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Making Music for Life: Rediscover Your Musical Passion
Do you hope to expand your musical circle? Need inspiration and practical ideas for overcoming setbacks? Love music and seek new ways to enjoy it? Roots musician Gayla M. Mills will help you take your next step, whether you play jazz, roots, classical, or rock. You'll become a better musician, learning the best ways to practice, improve your singing, enjoy playing with others, get gigs and record, and bring more music to your community. Most importantly, you'll discover how music can help you live and age well.
For the Love of Music: A Conductor's Guide to the Art of Listening
With a lifetime of experience, profound understanding, and heartwarming appreciation, an internationally celebrated conductor and teacher, answers the questions: Why should I listen to classical music, and how can I get the most from the listening experience?

A protégée of Leonard Bernstein—his assistant for 18 years—and an eminent conductor who has toured and recorded all over the world, John Mauceri helps us to reap the joy and pleasures classical music has to offer. Briefly, we learn the way a musical tradition born in Ancient Greece, nursed by the rise of Christianity, and nurtured by influences from across the globe came to be embraced by cultures from Japan to Bolivia, and helped give shape to genres from jazz to devotional music.
Playing by Ear: Reflections on Music and Sound
In this collection of new essays, the world-renowned director Peter Brook offers unique and personal insights into sound and music – from the surprising impact of Broadway musicals on his famous Midsummer Night's Dream, to the allure of applause, and on to the ultimate empty space: silence.

It is studded throughout with episodes from the author's own life and career in opera, theatre and film – including working on many of his most notable productions, and intimate first-hand accounts of collaborating with leading figures including Truman Capote, Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh – and ranges across musical styles and cultures from around the world.
For the Love of Classical Music (Vintage Short)
In an illuminating and probing conversation with renowned actor, producer, comedian and philanthropist Alec Baldwin, John Mauceri reflects on the enduring appeal of classical music, how he learned to lead an orchestra, his upbringing and how he became the acclaimed conductor and musical director he is today.

Covering such varied topics like the personal and cultural significance of different composers' pieces and the singular experience of hearing music performed live, this intimate and inviting dialogue opens a window onto the extraordinary mind of a masterful conductor and an illustrious devotee of life on the stage.
Recording Classical Music by Robert Toft PDF
Recording Classical Music presents the fundamental principles of digitally recording and editing acoustic music in ambient spaces, focusing on stereo microphone techniques that will help musicians understand how to translate 'live' environments into recorded sound.
Cultural Nationalism and Ethnic Music in Latin America
Music has been critical to national identity in Latin America, especially since the worldwide emphasis on nations and cultural identity that followed World War I. Unlike European countries with unified ethnic populations, Latin American nations claimed blended ethnicities—indigenous, Caucasian, African, and Asian—and the process of national stereotyping that began in the 1920s drew on themes of indigenous and African cultures.
Music Analysis and the Body : Experiments Explorations and Embodiments
How do our embodied experiences of music shape our analysis, theorizing, and interpretation of musical texts, and our engagement with practices including composing, improvising, listening, and performing? Music, Analysis, and the Body: Experiments, Explorations, and Embodiments is a pioneering and timely essay collection uniting major and emerging scholars to consider how theory and analysis address music's literal and figurative bodies.