Musical Childhoods of Asia and the Pacific:
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In his 1967 megahit ´´San Francisco,´´ Scott McKenzie sang of ´´people in motion´´ coming from all across the country to San Francisco, the white-hot center of rock music and anti-war protests. At the same time, another large group of young Americans was also in motion, less eagerly, heading for the jungles of Vietnam. Now, in The Republic of Rock, Michael Kramer draws on new archival sources and interviews to explore sixties music and politics through the lens of these two generation-changing places - San Francisco and Vietnam. From the Acid Tests of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters to hippie disc jockeys on strike, the military´s use of rock music to ´´boost morale´´ in Vietnam, and the forgotten tale of a South Vietnamese rock band, The Republic of Rock shows how the musical connections between the City of the Summer of Love and war-torn Southeast Asia were crucial to the making of the sixties counterculture. The audiobook also illustrates how and why the legacy of rock music in the sixties continues to matter to the meaning of citizenship in a global society today. Going beyond cliched narratives about sixties music, Kramer argues that rock became a way for participants in the counterculture to think about what it meant to be an American citizen, a world citizen, a citizen-consumer, or a citizen-soldier. The music became a resource for grappling with the nature of democracy in larger systems of American power both domestically and globally. For anyone interested in the 1960s, popular music, and American culture and counterculture, The Republic of Rock offers new insight into the many ways rock music has shaped our ideas of individual freedom and collective belonging. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lance Axt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015528/bk_adbl_015528_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection of Debussy´s popular intermediate pieces includes Clair de lune, Reverie, La petit ngre, the complete Children´s Corner Suite and other works. The introductory pages discuss symbolist poetry, French Impressionist painters and Debussy´s musical style. A variety of photographs taken throughout the composer´s life are also included. The Alfred Masterwork Library CD Editions conveniently combine each exceptional volume with a professionally recorded CD that is sure to inspire artistic performances. 64 pages. Pianist Scott Price is the chair of the Piano Department at the University of South Carolina and holds a doctorate in piano performance from the University of Oklahoma. He has given master classes and recitals throughout the United States and Southeast Asia. His recordings are featured in Alfred´s Premier Piano Course.
Helen Colijn´s account of her wartime experiences is a window into a largely overlooked dimension of World War II, the imprisonment of women and children in Southeast Asia by the Japanese and how these prisoners of war responded to their dire circumstances. The conditions were harsh, terrible. Food was scarce, medicine unavailable. Held in captivity for three and a half years, more than a third of the women in Helen´s camp died of disease or starvation. Yet their courage, faith, resiliency, ingenuity, and camaraderie provide us with enduring lessons on living. Though the prisoners had no musical instruments, they had their voices, and from memory scored classical works for symphony and piano. The music that helped sustain them while in captivity is a lasting and precious gift of these women to a world that has witnessed far too much war. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nadia May. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001226/bk_blak_001226_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Film music is as old as cinema itself. Years before synchronized sound became the norm, projected moving images were shown to musical accompaniment, whether performed by a lone piano player or a hundred-piece orchestra. Today film music has become its own industry, indispensable to the marketability of movies around the world. Film Music: A Very Short Introduction is a compact, lucid, and thoroughly engaging overview written by one of the leading authorities on the subject. After opening with a fascinating analysis of the music from a key sequence in Quentin Tarantino´s Reservoir Dogs, Kathryn Kalinak introduces listeners not only to important composers and musical styles but also to modern theoretical concepts about how and why film music works. Throughout the book she embraces a global perspective, examining film music in Asia and the Middle East as well as in Europe and the United States. Key collaborations between directors and composers - Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann, Akira Kurosawa and Fumio Hayasaka, Federico Fellini and Nino Rota, to name only a few - come under scrutiny, as do the oft-neglected practices of the silent film era. She also explores differences between original film scores and compilation soundtracks that cull music from preexisting sources. As Kalinak points out, film music can do many things, from establishing mood and setting to clarifying plot points and creating emotions that are only dimly realized in the images. This book illuminates the many ways it accomplishes those tasks and will have its listeners thinking a bit more deeply and critically the next time they sit in a darkened movie theater and music suddenly swells as the action unfolds onscreen. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Rubinate. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015673/bk_adbl_015673_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Etherwave® Theremin, StandardThe theremin is one of the oldest electronic instruments, and the only one known that you play without touching. Moving your hands in the space around its antennas controls pitch and volume. Like the Ethervox, the Etherwave is an authentic adaptation of inventor Leon Theremin´s original design.The Etherwave is a quality theremin with a design that retains many characteristics of the original theremins, including a five-octave pitch range and reliable spacing between notes for sophisticated playability. Antennas are nickel-plated 3/8 brass tube and cabinets are furniture-grade hardwood, finished black. The Etherwave is fitted with an adapter for mounting on a standard microphone stand and is designed for use with a musical instrument amplifier such as the Moog TB-15.What is a Theremin?The theremin is one of the oldest electronic instruments, and the only one known that you play without touching. Moving your hands in the space around its antennas controls pitch and volume. Like the Ethervox, the Etherwave is an authentic adaptation of inventor Leon Theremin’s original design.The EtherwaveThe Etherwave is a quality theremin with a design that retains many characteristics of the original theremins, including a five-octave pitch range and reliable spacing between notes for sophisticated playability. Antennas are nickel-plated 3/8 brass tube and cabinets are furniture-grade hardwood, finished black. The Etherwave is fitted with an adapter for mounting on a standard microphone stand and is designed for use with a musical instrument amplifier such as the Moog TB-15.All Etherwaves ship with two videotapes: Clara Rockmore: the Greatest Theremin Virtuosa, and Mastering the Theremin, featuring Lydia Kavina.Power supply is included: order 110v for use in US or Canada or 220v for use in Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. 110v Etherwaves ship with videotapes in NTSC format; 220v Etherwaves ship with videotapes in PAL format.Features* POWER rocker switch - switches on and off the AC power to theremin.* AUDIO OUT - standard 1/4 phone jack, which delivers line level output to your amplifier.* PITCH rotary control, for adjusting the response of the pitch antenna.* VOLUME rotary control, for adjusting the response of the volume antenna.* WAVEFORM rotary control, for adjusting the waveform of the audio output.* BRIGHTNESS rotary control, for adjusting the brightness of the audio output.* POWER INPUT - receptacle for the special AC adapter that comes with the Etherwave. 110 volt and 220 volt adapters are available.* ANTENNA CONNECTORS - threaded connectors which allow the antennas to be removed for travel.
Description This songbook contains over 30 songs from the set list of Sir Paul McCartney´s 2013-2014 concert tour Out There, arranged for Piano, Voice and Guitar.The tour has taken nearly 60 stops, spanning North America as well as South America, Asia, Europe and Central America. Paul McCartney: Out There Tour (PVG) features the hits And I Love Her, Band on the Run, Hey Jude, Live and Let Die, Paperback Writer and many more.SonglistAll My Loving (from A Hard Day´s Night) All Together Now (from Yellow Submarine) And I Love Her (from A Hard Day´s Night) Another Day Back In The U.S.S.R. Band On The Run Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite Blackbird Carry That Weight Day Tripper Eight Days A Week Eleanor Rigby Get Back Golden Slumbers Helter Skelter Here Today Hey Jude Hi, Hi, Hi I Saw Her Standing There I´ve Just Seen A Face Junior´s Farm Lady Madonna Let It Be (featured in the Broadway Musical Let It Be) Let Me Roll It Listen To What The Man Said Live And Let Die (from Live And Let Die) Lovely Rita Maybe I´m Amazed Mrs. Vandebilt My Valentine Nineteen Hundred And Eighty-five Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da Paperback Writer Something The End The Long And Winding Road We Can Work It Out Yesterday Your Mother Should Know