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How to Really Play the Piano

How to Really Play the Piano

The Stuff Your Teacher Never Taught You

  • Author: Bill Hilton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780956220400
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  • Page: 138
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Talking New Orleans Music

Talking New Orleans Music

Crescent City Musicians Talk about Their Lives, Their Music, and Their City

  • Author: Burt Feintuch
  • Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • ISBN: 1496803639
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 240
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In New Orleans, music screams. It honks. It blats. It wails. It purrs. It messes with time. It messes with pitch. It messes with your feet. It messes with your head. One musician leads to another; traditions overlap, intertwine, nourish each other; and everyone seems to know everyone else. From traditional jazz through rhythm and blues and rock 'n' roll to sissy bounce, in second-line parades, from the streets to clubs and festivals, the music seems unending. In Talking New Orleans Music, author Burt Feintuch has pursued a decades-long fascination with the music of this singular city. Thinking about the devastation--not only material but also cultural--caused by the levees breaking in 2005, he began a series of conversations with master New Orleans musicians, talking about their lives, the cultural contexts of their music, their experiences during and after Katrina, and their city. Photographer Gary Samson joined him, adding a compelling visual dimension to the book. Here you will find intimate and revealing interviews with eleven of the city's most celebrated musicians and culture-bearers--Soul Queen Irma Thomas, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Charmaine Neville, John Boutté, Dr. Michael White, Deacon John Moore, Cajun bandleader Bruce Daigrepont, Zion Harmonizer Brazella Briscoe, producer Scott Billington, as well as Christie Jourdain and Janine Waters of the Original Pinettes, New Orleans's only all-woman brass band. Feintuch's interviews and Samson's sixty-five color photographs create a powerful portrait of an American place like no other and its worlds of music.

The Harder They Fall

The Harder They Fall

Celebrities Tell Their Real Life Stories of Addiction and Recovery

  • Author: Gary Stromberg,Jane Merrill
  • Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781592859764
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 368
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Updated with photos and new interviews. The heady, drug-induced decades of the sixties and seventies provide the backdrop for this all-star account of addiction and recovery. Among the celebrities interviewed by Gary Stromberg for The Harder They Fall are comedian Richard Lewis; musicians Alice Cooper, Grace Slick, Dr. John, and Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night); actors Malcolm McDowell and Mariette Hartley; Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Franz Wright; writer Anne Lamott; and athletes Doc Ellis and Gerry Cooney. The good news? All are recovering and leading lives of extraordinary accomplishment. "My own disease would like to tell you that my 'isms' are now my 'wasims.' But as this book reads, it's an ongoing process that leads to the sweetest spirituality. My hat's off and great kudos to those who share their story like it is for those of us who still need to hear it." -Steven Tyler - Aerosmith "Read this book! Here are the real winners in life. The best and the brightest with devastating illnesses, living clean, sober, confident, happy lives. If you want to know about alcoholism and addiction and how to get "weller than well," read this book." Capt. Ronald E. Smith - Chairman of the Dept. of Psychiatry, National Naval Medical Center and for twelve years the Psychiatric Consultant to the U S Congress "Here are the stories of twenty-one celebrities who had everything until their abusive chemicals showed them that, at the bottom, they had nothing at all. These pioneers in the modern drug abuse epidemic eventually each found their way into recovery, even redemption. These inspiring stories tell of the joy of finding a way of being that is more precious than fame and fortune." Robert L. DuPont, M.D. - White House Drug Czar for President Nixon and Ford (1973 to 1977), author of The Selfish Brain

Jazz Times

Jazz Times

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Jazz
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Living the Jazz Life

Living the Jazz Life

Conversations with Forty Musicians about Their Careers in Jazz

  • Author: W. Royal Stokes
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 0195152492
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 278
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Forty interviews with saxophonists, pianists, singers, composers, and string, brass, and rhythm players that range across the globe. Introductions to vaudeville stars, blues musicians, and women instrumentalists. Covers a broad spectrum, including conversations with legendary veterans, like Jackie McLean and Louie Bellson, to such rising stars as Diana Krall, Cyrus Chestnut, Ingrid Jensen, and violinist Regina Carter.-Derived from book cover.

What Will You Do for an Encore? and Other Stories

What Will You Do for an Encore? and Other Stories

  • Author: Robert Drake
  • Publisher: Mercer University Press
  • ISBN: 9780865545236
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 148
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How Popular Musicians Learn

How Popular Musicians Learn

A Way Ahead for Music Education

  • Author: Professor Lucy Green
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409493563
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 250
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Popular musicians acquire some or all of their skills and knowledge informally, outside school or university, and with little help from trained instrumental teachers. How do they go about this process? Despite the fact that popular music has recently entered formal music education, we have as yet a limited understanding of the learning practices adopted by its musicians. Nor do we know why so many popular musicians in the past turned away from music education, or how young popular musicians today are responding to it. Drawing on a series of interviews with musicians aged between fifteen and fifty, Lucy Green explores the nature of pop musicians' informal learning practices, attitudes and values, the extent to which these altered over the last forty years, and the experiences of the musicians in formal music education. Through a comparison of the characteristics of informal pop music learning with those of more formal music education, the book offers insights into how we might re-invigorate the musical involvement of the population.

Coda Magazine

Coda Magazine

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  • Category: Jazz
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Composition in the Digital World

Composition in the Digital World

Conversations with 21st Century American Composers

  • Author: Robert Raines
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199357056
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 352
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American composers are at the forefront of a renaissance in concert music, in the process expanding the very definition of the category. The impact of digital technology on the creative process and the unprecedented diversity of contemporary composers are arguably among the catalysts driving the rebirth. In this series of personal interviews with some of the most prominent composers of art music currently working on the American music scene, composer and educator Robert Raines leads the intimate conversations through subjects ranging from the source of inspiration to work habits, the realities of the business of music, and the impact of technology on music and life in the 21st century. The musicians who participated in these conversations are as different from one another as might be imagined, both in styles of music and approaches to life and art, resulting in a series of stories that offer a kaleidoscopic view of the many paths to creativity, yet a common thread that runs through the interviews is the passionate artistic drive that is shared by all. The inspirational stories of struggles and successes, told in the artists' own words and distinctively framed by their individual personalities - humorous, curmudgeonly, serious, serene, and playful by turns - is a delightful and thought-provoking journey full of personal insights, advice, and sharp observations on composing music in a changing, technology-driven world. A loving homage to the artistic spirit, this book is a must-read for students of composition, professors and scholars of music, composers and aspiring composers, and anyone interested in the subjective process of writing music. This rich and entertaining collection provides a unique glimpse into the workings of the creative spirit in the digital age.

The Dramatist

The Dramatist

The Journal of the Dramatists Guild, Inc

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Theater
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