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.
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.
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.
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
Composer Nakayama Shimpei (1887-1952) wrote more than 300 popular songs in his lifetime. Most are still well known and recorded regularly. An entrepreneur, he found ways to create popular songs that powered Japan?s nascent recording industry in the 1920s and 1930s. An artist, his combination of Japanese and Western musical styles and tropes appealed to Japanese sentiments in a way that not only reflected the historical and social context, but anticipated and explained those historical changes to his listeners. This book seeks to apply contextual analysis of Nakayama?s popular songs to the events that occurred in the context of Japan?s development of a record industry and popular music market between 1887 and 1952. The book evaluates Nakayama?s positions within the world of musicians, and as a bridge between intellectuals and pure artists, on the one hand, and the Japanese people on the other to understand how popular songs can enrich and deepen our understanding of the history of political and industrial development in modern Japan.The book concludes that Nakayama?s uncanny ability to make listening to Western music a comfortable experience for Japanese by adding elements from Japanese musical styles allowed him to be successful financially, and to hold respect within the artistic community as well. His skill in creating songs that spoke to large groups of people, successfully marketing those songs through an understanding of how music would sound on record, and careful communication with his audiences to understand their interests and lives made him the most popular composer of his time, and a powerful asset for Japan Victor, Inc., his record company. The ultimate goal of the book is to show how popular songs can be utilized as primary sources to help deepen our understanding of historical contexts.