Category Archives: Education

Aural Education: Reconceptualising Ear Training in Higher Music Learning

By | June 18, 2021

Aural Education: Reconceptualising Ear Training in Higher Music Learning Aural Education: Reconceptualising Ear Training in Higher Music Learning explores the practice of musical ‘aural training’ from historical, pedagogical, psychological, musicological, and cultural perspectives, and uses these to draw implications for its pedagogy, particularly within the context of higher music education. The multi-perspective approach adopted by the author affords… Read More »

Music by Numbers: The Use & Abuse of Statistics in the Music Industries

By | June 16, 2021

Music by Numbers: The Use & Abuse of Statistics in the Music Industries The music industries are fueled by statistics: sales targets, breakeven points, success ratios, royalty splits, website hits, ticket revenues, listener figures, piracy abuses, and big data. Statistics are of consequence. They influence the music that consumers get to hear, they determine the revenues of music… Read More »

Audio Mastering Essential Practices by Jonathan Wyner (FULL BOOK in VIDEO)

By | June 15, 2021

Audio Mastering Essential Practices by Jonathan Wyner (FULL BOOK in VIDEO) Improve the sound of your recordings. Mastering is the art of optimizing recorded sound, finding the ideal volume levels and tonal quality, and insuring data integrity necessary to produce a professional-quality duplication and distribution-ready master. This book introduces the techniques and tools of audio mastering, suitable for… Read More »

John Cage’s Concert for Piano & Orchestra (Studies in Musical Genesis, Structure & Interpretation) PDF

By | June 14, 2021

John Cage’s Concert for Piano & Orchestra (Studies in Musical Genesis, Structure & Interpretation) PDF John Cage’s Concert for Piano and Orchestra is one of the seminal works of the second half of the twentieth century, and the centerpiece of the middle period of Cage’s output. It is a culmination of Cage’s work up to that point, incorporating… Read More »

Sounds from Within: Phenomenology & Practice

By | June 14, 2021

Sounds from Within: Phenomenology & Practice This book transforms phenomenology, music, technology, and the cultural arts from within. Gathering contributions by performing artists, media technology designers, nomadic composers, and distinguished musicological scholars, it explores a rich array of concepts such as embodiment, art and technology, mindfulness meditation, time and space in music, self and emptiness, as well as… Read More »

Musical Notation in the West (Cambridge Introductions to Music) PDF

By | June 14, 2021

Musical Notation in the West (Cambridge Introductions to Music) PDF Musical notation is a powerful system of communication between musicians, using sophisticated symbolic, primarily non-verbal means to express musical events in visual symbols. Many musicians take the system for granted, having internalized it and their strategies for reading it and translating it into sound over long years of… Read More »

Amplified: A Design History of the Electric Guitar

By | June 14, 2021

Amplified: A Design History of the Electric Guitar An in-depth look at the invention and development of the electric guitar, demonstrating how its design has changed and what its design over the years has meant for its sound. Amplified celebrates this beloved instrument and reveals how it developed through the experiments of amateur makers and part-time tinkerers. It… Read More »

25 Blues Scale Licks for Blues Guitar

By | June 14, 2021

25 Blues Scale Licks for Blues Guitar (English Edition) This book contains 25 new and original minor blues guitar licks. There are 5 licks for each of the 5 blues scale shapes shown below. Also in this book there is a great section on how to practice these lines so they naturally incorporate into your playing. This book… Read More »

Rock Drumming for Beginners: How to Play Rock Drums for Beginners. Beats, Grooves and Rudiments (Learn to Play Drums)

By | June 14, 2021

Rock Drumming for Beginners: How to Play Rock Drums for Beginners. Beats, Grooves and Rudiments (Learn to Play Drums) Master Essential Rhythms, Ride Patterns and Rudiments as you Learn to Play Drums Master Every Essential Rock Drum RhythmDevelop Speed, Control Power and TimingEffortlessly Combine Rudiments and Essential TechniquesLearn the Most Important Rock Drum Styles for BeginnersDiscover Ride Patterns,… Read More »

Electronic Inspirations: Technologies of the Cold War Musical Avant-Garde PDF

By | June 13, 2021

Electronic Inspirations: Technologies of the Cold War Musical Avant-Garde (The New Cultural History of Music Series) For a decimated post-war West Germany, the electronic music studio at the WDR radio in Cologne was a beacon of hope. Jennifer Iverson’s Electronic Inspirations: Technologies of the Cold War Musical Avant-Garde traces the reclamation and repurposing of wartime machines, spaces, and… Read More »

Music in Twin Peaks: Listen to the Sounds PDF

By | June 13, 2021

Music in Twin Peaks: Listen to the Sounds In this edited volume, contributors explore an essential element of the influential television series Twin Peaks: the role of music and sound. From its debut in 1990 to its return to television in 2017, Twin Peaks has amassed a cult following, and inspired myriad scholarly studies. This collection considers how… Read More »

The Guitar: Tracing the Grain Back to the Tree

By | June 10, 2021

The Guitar : Tracing the Grain Back to the Tree Guitars inspire cult-like devotion: an aficionado can tell you precisely when and where their favorite instrument was made, the wood it is made from, and that wood’s unique effect on the instrument’s sound. In The Guitar, Chris Gibson and Andrew Warren follow that fascination around the globe as… Read More »

The Sound of the Unconscious (The International Psychoanalytical Association Psychoanalytic Ideas & Applications Series) PDF

By | June 6, 2021

The Sound of the Unconscious (The International Psychoanalytical Association Psychoanalytic Ideas & Applications Series) In this book, Ludovica Grassi explores the importance of music in psychoanalysis, arguing that music is a basic working tool for psyche, as words are composed of sound, rhythm and intonation more than lexical meaning. Starting from ethnomusicological, evolutionary, neurodevelopmental, psychological and psychoanalytical perspectives,… Read More »