A Florida Fiddler: The Life and Times of Richard Seaman by Gregory Hansen

By Gregory Hansen

A musical existence as wonderful metaphor for Florida's cultural landscape.

This biography of 97-year-old Richard Seaman, who grew up in Kissimmee Park, Florida, depends on oral historical past and folklore study to outline where of musicianship and storytelling within the state's historical past from one artist's viewpoint. Gregory Hansen provides Seaman's evaluation of Florida's altering cultural panorama via his tall stories, own event narratives, legends, mess around track repertory, and outlines of day-by-day life.

Seaman's formative years thoughts of fiddling performances and rural dances clarify the position such gatherings performed in development and retaining social order in the neighborhood. As an grownup, Seaman moved to Jacksonville, Florida, the place he labored as a machinist and played together with his kinfolk band. The evolution of his musical repertory from the early Twenties in the course of the Nineteen Fifties offers a source for reconstructing social lifestyles within the rural south and for figuring out how alterations in musical type replicate the state's more and more city social constitution. Hansen contains a set of Seaman's mess around tunes, transcribed for the advantage of performer and researcher alike. The thirty tall stories incorporated within the quantity represent a consultant pattern of Florida’s oral culture within the early years of the twentieth century.

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Tonal Harmony With an Introduction to Twentieth-Century by Kostka, Stefan - Payne, Dorothy - Almen, Byron

By Kostka, Stefan - Payne, Dorothy - Almen, Byron

For over 20 years Tonal Harmony has been the prime textual content for the two-year thought curriculum for tune majors. Used at approximately 800 colleges, Tonal Harmony has been continually praised for its practicality and simplicity of use for pupil and teacher alike. the simple technique is supported via well-chosen examples and considerate routines, and the full presentation is appropriate with differing educating kinds and theoretical issues of view. moreover, scholars should purchase a CD of recorded examples to be used with the textbook, whereas audio examples for the workbook can be found for obtain as MP3 records. For teachers, an in depth Instructor's guide is out there and rounds out this accomplished instructing package deal.

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The Global Music Industry: Three Perspectives by Arthur Bernstein

By Arthur Bernstein

For all people within the track industry—record labels, managers, tune publishers, and the performers themselves—it is critical to appreciate the area track industry and the way it features. but remarkably little has been written concerning the tune enterprise outdoor of the united states  The international song undefined: 3 views gives a concise review of the problems dealing with every body within the foreign song undefined. Designed for an introductory path on song enterprise, the ebook starts off with an advent to the sphere world wide, then focuses on global concerns by way of quarter, from bootlegging and copyright to censorship and executive support. It should be a regular source for college kids, execs, and musicians.

 

 

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The Lost Supreme: The Life of Dreamgirl Florence Ballard by Peter Benjaminson

By Peter Benjaminson

The Supremes have been the main profitable woman vocal team in historical past. Of the 3 unique members--Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, and Florence Ballard—two instructed their existence tales in bestselling books. merely Florence Ballard, the spunky youngster who based the crowd, remained silent. yet, within the months earlier than her 1976 loss of life, Flo truly did inform her personal part of the Supremes story—and the tale of her complete life—to Peter Benjaminson, who recorded her phrases on tape.  In this e-book, for the 1st time, is Flo Ballard’s whole heartbreaking story, revealing: the suprising identification of the fellow who raped her earlier than she entered the song enterprise; the main points of her love-hate dating with Motown files czar Berry Gordy—and an account in their first and in simple terms date; her severe consuming challenge and missed pleas for remedy; her unending wish to sing lead and the way she used to be avoided from doing so; her makes an attempt to get her existence again heading in the right direction after being brutally expelled from the Supremes; and masses more. Flo Ballard traveled all over the world in luxurious, talking to royalty and heads of country, applauded by means of hundreds of thousands. but if she died on the age of 32, she used to be a lonely mom of 3 simply slightly recovered from years of poverty and depression. notwithstanding we might mourn the prolonged silence of this type of profound expertise, at the least now we will start to know the way and why it occurred.

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I Am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne

By Ozzy Osbourne

"They've stated a few loopy issues approximately me through the years. I suggest, ok: 'He bit the pinnacle off a bat.' certain. 'He bit the top off a dove.' convinced. yet then you definately pay attention such things as, 'Ozzy went to the express final evening, yet he would not practice until eventually he'd killed fifteen doggies . . .' Now me, kill fifteen pups? i admire pups. i have eighteen of the f**king issues at domestic. i have killed a number of cows in my time, brain you. And the chickens. I shot the chickens in my apartment that evening.

It haunts me, all this loopy stuff. on a daily basis of my existence has been an occasion. I took deadly combos of booze and medicine for thirty f**king years. I survived an immediate hit by way of a airplane, suicidal overdoses, STDs. i have been accused of tried homicide. Then I nearly died whereas using over a bump on a quad motorcycle at f**king miles according to hour.

People inquire from me how come i am nonetheless alive, and that i do not know what to assert. whilst i used to be starting to be up, if you'll have positioned me up opposed to a wall with the opposite teenagers from my road and requested me which one among us was once gonna make it to the age of sixty, which one in all us may turn out with 5 children and 4 grandkids and homes in Buckinghamshire and Beverly Hills, i would not have positioned funds on me, no f**king method. yet right here i'm: able to inform my tale, in my very own phrases, for the 1st time.

A lot of it ain't gonna be beautiful. i have performed a few undesirable issues in my time. i have constantly been interested in the darkish aspect, me. yet I ain't the devil. i am simply John Osbourne: a working-class child from Aston, who give up his task within the manufacturing facility and went searching for a great time."

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Western music and its others : difference, representation, by Hesmondhalgh, David; Born, Georgina

By Hesmondhalgh, David; Born, Georgina

This leading edge choice of articles deals an enormous finished evaluation of latest advancements in cultural idea as utilized to Western tune. Addressing a large diversity of essentially twentieth-century song, the authors research comparable phenomena: musical borrowings or appropriations, and the way track has been used to build, evoke, or symbolize distinction of a musical or a sociocultural kind.

The essays scrutinize a various physique of track and talk about various major examples, between them musical modernism's idealizing or ambivalent kin with well known, ethnic, and non-Western track; exoticism and orientalism within the experimental tune culture; the illustration of others in Hollywood movie song; music's position within the formation and contestation of collective identities, just about Jewish and Turkish well known song; and problems with illustration and distinction in jazz, global tune, hip hop, and digital dance music.

Written through major students from disciplines together with historic musicology, sociology, ethnomusicology, anthropology, well known track stories, and picture experiences, the essays offer unheard of insights into how cultural identities and changes are developed in music.

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Russian Folk Songs: Musical Genres and History by Vadim Prokhorov

By Vadim Prokhorov

"Russian folks songs are a residing historical past of the Russian humans, wealthy, bright and honest, revealing their complete life," wrote the nice Russian author Nikolai Gogol.

Russian folks songs have continuously performed a necessary half in Russian existence, tradition, and track. they've got performed a major half within the paintings of many nice Russian composers together with Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Prokoviev, and Stravinsky. during this new research, Vadim Prokhorov presents a historic survey and an outline of the musical and poetic features of Russian people tune. The songs themselves are categorized into a number of different types: calendar songs, lyric songs, paintings songs, epic songs, old songs, and the city songs that emerged within the 18th and nineteenth centuries.

Prokhorov offers a foundation for figuring out the ethnomusicological ideas of Russian folks tune. as well as his dialogue of a few of the different types, he incorporates a beneficiant number of songs prepared for voice and piano, including texts and translations of the tune texts. somebody drawn to this wealthy repertory of folks tune, even if as instructor, singer, or track lover, will locate this a worthwhile assortment.

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Convent Music and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Vienna by Janet K. Page

By Janet K. Page

Janet web page explores the interplay of track and piety, courtroom and church, as visible throughout the dating among the Habsburg courtroom and Vienna's convents. For a interval of a few twenty-five years, encompassing the tip of the reign of Emperor Leopold I and that of his elder son, Joseph I, the court's emphasis on piety and song meshed completely with the musical practices of Viennese convents. This at the same time valuable organization disintegrated throughout the eighteenth century, and the altering courting of courtroom and convents unearths whatever of the complicated connections one of the Habsburg courtroom, the Roman Catholic Church, and Viennese society. picking out and discussing many musical works played in convents, together with oratorios, performs with tune, feste teatrali, sepolcri, and different church song, web page finds a golden age of convent tune in Vienna and sheds mild at the convents' amazing engagement with modern politics.

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My appetite for destruction : sex & drugs & Guns n' Roses by Steven Adler

By Steven Adler

After 40 years, twenty-eight ODs, 3 botched suicides, center assaults, a number of prison stints, and a stroke, the main self-destructive rock famous person ever is able to proportion the untold fact. besides 4 uniquely talented--but very advanced and demanding--musicians, Steven Adler helped shape weapons N' Roses, primal rockers who obliterated glam rock to resurrect rock's more true blues roots. They have been relentless, onstage and rancid, taking "sex, medicines, and rock 'n' roll" to obscene degrees of reckless abandon. through the past due Nineteen Eighties, GNR was once the most important rock band on this planet, yet at a cost. For Adler, it used to be his healthiness and his sanity. After Axl Rose kicked him out of GNR in entrance of an MTV viewers, Adler spent many of the subsequent two decades in a drug-fueled hell, yet he ultimately beat it. together with his newfound readability comes a fierce selection to inform all.--From writer description.  Read more...

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