Composing Japanese Musical Modernity: Bonnie C. Wade
Japanese Music & Musical Instruments:Tuttle Publishing William P. Malm
Timing relationship between spoken and sung utterances in Japanese:Speech rhythm and musical rhythm Hitomi Nakata
The award-winning musical language series from Teach Me is perfect for beginners to listen and learn a new language. Follow a story narrated in Japanese and learn useful words of everyday life including greetings, numbers, colors, days of the week, family members, body parts, and more. Intertwined throughout the story are 21 favorite children´s songs in Japanese and English to reinforce learning through music memory. Featured songs include: ´´Are You Sleeping?´´, ´´The More We Get Together´´, ´´Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star´´, ´´The Wheels on the Car´´, ´´Head Shoulders Knees and Toes´´, ´´Six Little Ducks´´, and many more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Akiko Uchiyama. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/teme/000001/sp_teme_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rapid Japanese: The Musical Brain Trainer, a genuine breakthrough and your easy and effective access to the Japanese language. Earworms MBT is a revolutionary accelerated learning technique that takes the hard work out of learning. By listening to these specially composed melodies with their rhythmic repetitions of Japanese and English a few times, you pick up over 200 essential words and phrases that will not just be on the tip of your tongue, but will be burned deeply into your long-term memory in next to no time. If you like music, and want to make rapid progress without any formal knowledge of language learning, Earworms MBT Rapid Japanese is the course for you. Volume 1 is your survival kit of essential words and phrases to get you by on your trip abroad. You will feel you are learning within minutes and might just be amazed by how easy acquiring a language can be! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marlon Lodge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ewuk/000008/bk_ewuk_000008_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s the musical find of the century! A previously unknown Gershwin work, brought to light with the help of Michael Feinstein, who worked closely with Ira Gershwin from 1977 to 1983. This engaging character piece, with its fresh harmonies, sophisticated jazz rhythms and unmistakable signature style is pure Gershwin from beginning to end. The work is relatively short, making it especially suitable for programming as an encore, and is also a perfect choice for your next pops concert.
The Geisha, a Story of a Tea House:A Japanese Musical Play in Two Acts (Classic Reprint) Sidney Jones
(as recorded by John Williams and many others)This is a graceful, affecting work, tightly constructed, which strongly evokes the unique musical sensibility of the Japanese. Sakura is solidly constructed, without a wasted note to be found. - Paul Hurley, Soundboard Magazine
Sakura is an ancient Japanese children´s song. It is traditionally accompanied by a koto (a long 13-stringed instrument) or a shamisen (a 3-stringed lute) and various gongs, drums and bells. This is a musical visit to a culture quite different from our own. Captivating! (2:06)