Listen to This

Listen to This
Author: Alex Ross
Release: 2010-09-28
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1429977612
Language: en
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One of The Telegraph's Best Music Books 2011 Alex Ross's award-winning international bestseller, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, has become a contemporary classic, establishing Ross as one of our most popular and acclaimed cultural historians. Listen to This, which takes its title from a beloved 2004 essay in which Ross describes his late-blooming discovery of pop music, showcases the best of his writing from more than a decade at The New Yorker. These pieces, dedicated to classical and popular artists alike, are at once erudite and lively. In a previously unpublished essay, Ross brilliantly retells hundreds of years of music history—from Renaissance dances to Led Zeppelin—through a few iconic bass lines of celebration and lament. He vibrantly sketches canonical composers such as Schubert, Verdi, and Brahms; gives us in-depth interviews with modern pop masters such as Björk and Radiohead; and introduces us to music students at a Newark high school and indie-rock hipsters in Beijing. Whether his subject is Mozart or Bob Dylan, Ross shows how music expresses the full complexity of the human condition. Witty, passionate, and brimming with insight, Listen to This teaches us how to listen more closely.

Listen to This

Listen to This
Author: Victor Svorinich
Release: 2015-02-05
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781626743571
Language: en
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Listen to This stands out as the first book exclusively dedicated to Davis’s watershed 1969 album, Bitches Brew. Victor Svorinich traces its incarnations and inspirations for ten-plus years before its release. The album arrived as the jazz scene waned beneath the rise of rock and roll and as Davis (1926–1991) faced large changes in social conditions affecting the African-American consciousness. This new climate served as a catalyst for an experiment that many considered a major departure. Davis’s new music projected rock and roll sensibilities, the experimental essence of 1960s’ counterculture, yet also harsh dissonances of African-American reality. Many listeners embraced it, while others misunderstood and rejected the concoction. Listen to This is not just the story of Bitches Brew. It reveals much of the legend of Miles Davis—his attitude and will, his grace under pressure, his bands, his relationship to the masses, his business and personal etiquette, and his response to extraordinary social conditions seemingly aligned to bring him down. Svorinich revisits the mystery and skepticism surrounding the album, and places it into both a historical and musical context using new interviews, original analysis, recently found recordings, unearthed session data sheets, memoranda, letters, musical transcriptions, scores, and a wealth of other material. Additionally, Listen to This encompasses a thorough examination of producer Teo Macero’s archives and Bitches Brew’s original session reels in order to provide the only complete day-to-day account of the sessions.

Listen to this

Listen to this
Author: Michael Frayn
Release: 1990
Editor: Samuel French, Inc.
Pages: 76
ISBN: 0573691797
Language: en
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This varied collection of short sketches and monologues by the author of NOISES OFF, BENEFACTORS and others is essential to any actor's library. Most pieces are comic and all are perfect for classes and auditions. Contents: At the Sign of the Rupture Belt (2m, 1f) Blots (Monologue) Confession (Monologue) Do You Think You Are? (1m, 1f) Glycerine (1m, 1f) Head to Head (Monologue) Heaven (1m, 1f) Listen to This (1m, 1f) A Little Peace and Quiet (1m, 1f) The Messenger'

Listen To This

Listen To This
Author: Patty Whitehouse
Release: 2003-08-01
Editor: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Pages: 16
ISBN: 9781612363332
Language: en
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Describes How Sounds Are Made, Volume, Pitch, And Vibrations.

Listen to This If You Love Great Music

Listen to This If You Love Great Music
Author: Robin Murray
Release: 2021-07-06
Editor: Ivy Press
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780711256095
Language: en
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Listen To This If You Love Great Music is a must read for anyone with even a passing interest in music. Featuring 100 of the best albums from the last four decades, clashmusic.com​ editor Robin Murray shares his passion for exceptional music and offers insightful takes on what elevates these records above the competition. Robin steers clear of the usual classics – The Beatles and The Clash, for example – and instead goes deep into his record collection to pull out the albums he considers the greatest ever. For each, a solid case is made for why it represents a watershed moment in music history, outlining the story behind the record and critiquing what constitutes a classic. Uniquely curated to offer a fresh perspective on the last 40-plus years of music, find politically charged rock brushing shoulders with dub-infused electronica, progressive pop and dreamy shoegaze shaken awake by ear-drum rattling grime and house music. Whether it’s bass-heavy hip-hop from Nas that inspired a thousand MCs to pick up a mic or experimental indie dance from LCD Soundsystem that blurred genres and tempted musicians to trade in their guitars for synthesizers, this is an essential rundown of the albums that really matter. You need to play them loud.

Take a Minute to Listen to This

Take a Minute to Listen to This
Author: Eugene Holmes
Release: 2020-08-06
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781664122284
Language: en
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NOTATIONS THIS JOURNEY IS ABOUT MY EXPRESSIONS OF VERBIAGE MY FORAYS INTO DIFFERENT CYCLES OF LIFE AND LOVE THE ABSTRACT, THE PROVATIVE, THE EROTIC COME HITHER SO THAT I CAN WHISPER INCANTATIONS TO YOUR MENTAL, STAY TUNED FOR I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY TO THE MASSES

Listen to This If You Love Great Music

Listen to This If You Love Great Music
Author: Robin Murray
Release: 2021-06-01
Editor: Ivy Press
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9780711256088
Language: en
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Listen To This If You Love Great Music is a must read for anyone with even a passing interest in music. Featuring 100 of the best albums from the last four decades, clashmusic.com​ editor Robin Murray shares his passion for exceptional music and offers insightful takes on what elevates these records above the competition. Robin steers clear of the usual classics – The Beatles and The Clash, for example – and instead goes deep into his record collection to pull out the albums he considers the greatest ever. For each, a solid case is made for why it represents a watershed moment in music history, outlining the story behind the record and critiquing what constitutes a classic. Uniquely curated to offer a fresh perspective on the last 40-plus years of music, find politically charged rock brushing shoulders with dub-infused electronica, progressive pop and dreamy shoegaze shaken awake by ear-drum rattling grime and house music. Whether it’s bass-heavy hip-hop from Nas that inspired a thousand MCs to pick up a mic or experimental indie dance from LCD Soundsystem that blurred genres and tempted musicians to trade in their guitars for synthesizers, this is an essential rundown of the albums that really matter. You need to play them loud.

Listen to This

Listen to This
Author: Alex Ross
Release: 2011-10-25
Editor: Picador
Pages: 400
ISBN: 0312610688
Language: en
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One of The Telegraph's Best Music Books 2011 Alex Ross's award-winning international bestseller, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, has become a contemporary classic, establishing Ross as one of our most popular and acclaimed cultural historians. Listen to This, which takes its title from a beloved 2004 essay in which Ross describes his late-blooming discovery of pop music, showcases the best of his writing from more than a decade at The New Yorker. These pieces, dedicated to classical and popular artists alike, are at once erudite and lively. In a previously unpublished essay, Ross brilliantly retells hundreds of years of music history—from Renaissance dances to Led Zeppelin—through a few iconic bass lines of celebration and lament. He vibrantly sketches canonical composers such as Schubert, Verdi, and Brahms; gives us in-depth interviews with modern pop masters such as Björk and Radiohead; and introduces us to music students at a Newark high school and indie-rock hipsters in Beijing. Whether his subject is Mozart or Bob Dylan, Ross shows how music expresses the full complexity of the human condition. Witty, passionate, and brimming with insight, Listen to This teaches us how to listen more closely.

The Rest Is Noise

The Rest Is Noise
Author: Alex Ross
Release: 2007-10-16
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9781429932882
Language: en
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Winner of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism A New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book of the Year Time magazine Top Ten Nonfiction Book of 2007 Newsweek Favorite Books of 2007 A Washington Post Book World Best Book of 2007 In this sweeping and dramatic narrative, Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker, weaves together the histories of the twentieth century and its music, from Vienna before the First World War to Paris in the twenties; from Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia to downtown New York in the sixties and seventies up to the present. Taking readers into the labyrinth of modern style, Ross draws revelatory connections between the century's most influential composers and the wider culture. The Rest Is Noise is an astonishing history of the twentieth century as told through its music.

Listen Up

Listen Up
Author: Mark Howard,Chris Howard
Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: ECW Press
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781773053479
Language: en
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An album-by-album account of working with iconic artists such as Anthony Kiedis, Michael Stipe, Gord Downie, and Bono, from a leader in the field Mark Howard, a record producer/engineer/mixer and a trailblazer in the industry, will take you through the star-studded world of recording and producing Grammy Award–winning artists. Listen Up! is an essential read for anyone interested in music and its making. Along with the inside stories, each chapter gives recording and producing information and tips with expert understanding of the equipment used in making the world’s most unforgettable records and explanations of the methods used to get the very best sound. Listen Up! is both production guide and exclusive backstage pass into the lives of some of the planet’s most iconic musicians. Writing with his brother Chris Howard, Mark Howard provides a rare glimpse into the normally invisible, almost secretive side of the music story: that of the producer and recording engineer.

What to Listen For in Music

What to Listen For in Music
Author: Aaron Copland
Release: 2011-02-01
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101513149
Language: en
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Now in trade paperback: “The definitive guide to musical enjoyment” (Forum). In this fascinating analysis of how to listen to both contemporary and classical music analytically, eminent American composer Aaron Copland offers provocative suggestions that will bring readers a deeper appreciation of the most viscerally rewarding of all art forms.

John Lennon

John Lennon
Author: Federal Bureau of Investigation,John Lennon
Release: 2007-12
Editor: Filibust
Pages: 308
ISBN: 1599862484
Language: en
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Contains declassified official FBI files.

All Together Singing in the Kitchen

All Together Singing in the Kitchen
Author: Nerissa Nields,Katryna Nields
Release: 2011
Editor: Shambhala Publications
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9781590308981
Language: en
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A guide to make music a part of the family offers thirty songs, musical games, and advice on playing musical instruments.

Listen to the Music from Around the World

Listen to the Music from Around the World
Author: Anonim
Release: 2018-03-28
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 14
ISBN: 1788002474
Language: en
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A captivating series of board books with amazing real-life sounds!

The Other Way to Listen

The Other Way to Listen
Author: Byrd Baylor
Release: 2014-06-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781481417242
Language: en
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With a lot of practice, a young boy learns from his old teacher how to listen to the sounds and songs of the natural world. When you know “the other way to listen,” you can hear the wild-flower seed bursting open. You hear rocks murmuring and hills singing, and it seems like the most natural thing in the world. Of course, it takes a lot of practice, and you can’t be in a hurry. Most people never hear these things at all. This is the story of an old man who had a special way of hearing and of a child who hoped to learn his secrets. Byrd Baylor and Peter Parnall have combined their unique, award-winning talents to celebrate the world of nature.

Kids Can Listen Kids Can Move

Kids Can Listen  Kids Can Move
Author: Lynn Kleiner
Release: 2003
Editor: Alfred Music Publishing
Pages: 44
ISBN: 0757917763
Language: en
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Lynn Kleiner presents her creative ideas and stories for movement and percussion-playing as she delights preschool through primary-age children with orchestral favorites. There are selections for marching, dancing, trotting, skipping, jumping, hiding, sleeping, playing instruments, entering class, and saying goodbye. Lots of fun, this book will allow teachers to capture children's interest in orchestral music for a lifetime. The CD contains 25 tracks including selections from Bizet's Carmen, Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals, Dvorák's New World Symphony, Haydn's Surprise Symphony, and many more.

Every Song Ever

Every Song Ever
Author: Ben Ratliff
Release: 2016-02-09
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781429953597
Language: en
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What is music in the age of the cloud? Today, we can listen to nearly anything, at any time. It is possible to flit instantly across genres and generations, from 1980s Detroit techno to 1890s Viennese neo-romanticism. This new age of listening brings with it astonishing new possibilities--as well as dangers. In Every Song Ever, the veteran New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff reimagines the very idea of music appreciation for our times. In the age of the cloud, the genre of the recording and the intention of the composer matter less and less. Instead, we can savor our own listening experience more directly, taking stock of qualities like repetition, speed, density, or loudness. The result is a new mode of listening that can lead to unexpected connections. When we listen for slowness, we may detect surprising affinities between the drone metal of Sunn O))), the mixtape manipulations of DJ Screw, and the final works of Shostakovich. And if we listen for more elusive qualities like closeness, we might notice how the tight harmonies of bluegrass vocals illuminate the virtuosic synchrony of John Coltrane's quartet. Encompassing the sounds of five continents and several centuries, Ratliff's book is a definitive field guide to our musical habitat, and a foundation for the new aesthetics our age demands.

Listen to Norway

Listen to Norway
Author: Anonim
Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105020850520
Language: en
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Music in Twin Peaks

Music in Twin Peaks
Author: Reba Wissner,Katherine Reed
Release: 2021-05-31
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1032005971
Language: en
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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 the music and sound design not only create the ambience of this ground-breaking series, but function in the narrative, encouraging multiple interpretations. With chapters that consider how music shapes the relationship of audiences and fans to the story, the importance of sound design, and the symbolism embedded in the score, this book provides a range of perspectives for scholars of music and film studies, while giving fans new insight into an iconic television show.

My First Music Book Guitar Sound Book

My First Music Book  Guitar  Sound Book
Author: IglooBooks
Release: 2018-09-04
Editor: Igloo Books
Pages: 10
ISBN: 1499881835
Language: en
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Little ones will love learning to play music with this first guitar book. With easy-to-press buttons, and four well-known songs to master, there are hours of fun to be had with this awesome musical book.