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Music: An Appreciation (10th edition)

by Roger Kamien

What does it take to make a great performance? It takes great music, a great performer and a great instrument. Music: An appreciation examines some of the greatest music ever created. Roger Kamien's excellence as an interpreter of that music has made his program number one in the market used by over half a million students since its conception. Now, connect Kamien provides the world-class instrument that allows Music: An Appreciation to bring great music to his audience in an extraordinary new way. Music: An Appreciation is the right music, the right interpreter, and the right instrument.

Music: An Appreciation (6th Brief Edition)

by Roger Kamien

Whether from a concert stage or at the front of a classroom, Roger Kamien knows how to reach an audience--blending intelligence and passion to lift music from the page and bring it to life. His unique combination of artistic and teaching skills makes Music: An Appreciation, Brief Edition an invaluable tool for students wanting to learn more about music. This best-selling textbook introduces students to perceptive listening and provides an engaging introduction to musical elements, forms, and stylistic periods. It is organized chronologically, but individual sections can be addressed in any order, for a variety of teaching approaches. Musical notation is included but is not required to understand the popular listening guides featured in the text, which focus students' attention on musical events as they unfold. The Online Learning Center for this text provides open access for all students to many activities and video instrument demonstrations in addition to quiz and study materials for each chapter.

The Music Box

by Cheryl Reavis

Navajo policeman Ben Toomey was out of his element and knee-deep in something worse than Window Rock's usual chaos. Wealthy Eden Trevoy, the little visitor he'd once adored, was back on the reservation, all grown-up-and tangled in secrets about her lost heritage. She needed Ben's help, and somehow he just couldn't turn her away. But Ben's People said the outsider would never fit into his world, and Eden had her own doubts about her newfound heritage. Yet as Eden learned more about where she came from, she discovered where she truly belonged. . . ;with Ben.

The Music Business

by Dick Weissman

The Must-Have Guide for Breaking into the Music BusinessCompletely revised and updated for the twenty-first century, The Music Business provides essential career advice and information on how to get started and advance in all areas of the music industry--from an author who's had careers in music as an artist and professor for more than two decades. This comprehensive volume gives you guidance and information on:* Starting your music career* The ins and outs of recording contracts* Record producing and music engineering * The distribution and sale of records* The Internet and MP3s, and their effects on the music industry* The latest computer programs* Copyright law* Composing music and songwriting* Music education* The international music industry* And much more . . .The Music Business is an indispensable reference for anyone who wants to begin a career in any of the industry's facets, as well as an invaluable aid to professional and would-be professional musicians alike.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Music, Disability, and Society

by Alex Lubet

Musical talent in Western culture is regarded as an extraordinary combination of technical proficiency and interpretative sensitivity. In Music, Disability, and Society, Alex Lubet challenges the rigid view of technical skill and writes about music in relation to disability studies. He addresses the ways in which people with disabilities are denied the opportunity to participate in music. Elaborating on the theory of "social confluence," Lubet provides a variety of encounters between disability and music to observe radical transformations of identity. Considering hand-injured and one-handed pianists; the impairments of jazz luminaries Django Reinhardt, Horace Parlan, and "Little" Jimmy Scott; and the "Blind Orchestra" of Cairo, he shows how the cultural world of classical music contrasts sharply with that of jazz and how musicality itself is regarded a disability in some religious contexts. Music, Disability, and Society also explains how language difference can become a disability for Asian students in American schools of music, limiting their education and careers. Lubet offers pungent criticism of the biases in music education and the music profession, going so far as to say that culture disables some performers by adhering to rigid notions of what a musician must look like, how music must be played, who may play it, and what (if any) is the legitimate place of music in society. In Music, Disability, and Society, he convincingly argues that where music is concerned, disability is a matter of culture, not physical impairment.

Music Fairies #1: Poppy the Piano Fairy

by Daisy Meadows

Jack Frost and his goblins have stolen the Music Fairies' magic instruments. Music everywhere is out of tune! Now the goblins plan to play the instruments in a TV talent contest. If Rachel and Kirsty don't act fast, everyone could find out about Fairyland! <P> Poppy the Piano Fairy's magic instrument is in a music store, guarded by a grumbling goblin. What's the key to getting it back?<P> Find the magic instrument in each book and help keep Fairyland in perfect harmony!

Music Fairies #2: Ellie the Guitar Fairy

by Daisy Meadows

The Music Fairies' magic instruments are missing. Now music everywhere is hitting all the wrong notes! This is our eighth group of fairies; all seven books in this group will launch at once. Jack Frost and his goblins have stolen the Music Fairies' magic instruments. Music everywhere is out of tune! Now the goblins plan to play the instruments in a TV talent contest. If Rachel and Kirsty don't act fast, everyone could find out about Fairyland! A rockin' goblin has Ellie the Guitar Fairy's instrument, and he won't give it up without a fight! Can Rachel, Kirsty, and Ellie outsmart this guitar star? Find the magic instrument in each book and help keep Fairyland in perfect harmony!

Music Fairies #3: Fiona the Flute Fairy

by Daisy Meadows

The Music Fairies' magic instruments are missing. Now music everywhere is hitting all the wrong notes! This is our eighth group of fairies; all seven books in this group will launch at once. Jack Frost and his goblins have stolen the Music Fairies' magic instruments. Music everywhere is out of tune! Now the goblins plan to play the instruments in a TV talent contest. If Rachel and Kirsty don't act fast, everyone could find out about Fairyland! When the goblins play Fiona's magic flute, everyone in Wetherbury falls under its spell. But putting magic in the goblins' hands can only mean one thing --- trouble! Find the magic instrument in each book and help keep Fairyland in perfect harmony!

Music Fairies #4: Danni the Drum Fairy

by Daisy Meadows

The Music Fairies' magic instruments are missing. Now music everywhere is hitting all the wrong notes! This is our eighth group of fairies; all seven books in this group will launch at once. Jack Frost and his goblins have stolen the Music Fairies' magic instruments. Music everywhere is out of tune! Now the goblins plan to play the instruments in a TV talent contest. If Rachel and Kirsty don't act fast, everyone could find out about Fairyland! Rachel and Kirsty are going to be in a music video! Danni the Drum Fairy's instrument is on set, being played by a mischievous goblin. Can the girls snare him? Find the magic instrument in each book and help keep Fairyland in perfect harmony!

Music Fairies #5: Maya the Harp Fairy

by Daisy Meadows

The Music Fairies' magic instruments are missing. Now music everywhere is hitting all the wrong notes! This is our eighth group of fairies; all seven books in this group will launch at once. Jack Frost and his goblins have stolen the Music Fairies' magic instruments. Music everywhere is out of tune! Now the goblins plan to play the instruments in a TV talent contest. If Rachel and Kirsty don't act fast, everyone could find out about Fairyland! There's a wedding in Wetherbury, but the day could be ruined if Rachel and Kirsty can't find Maya's magic harp. They'll have to pull some strings to get it back! Find the magic instrument in each book and help keep Fairyland in perfect harmony!

Music Fairies #6: Victoria the Violin Fairy

by Daisy Meadows

The Music Fairies' magic instruments are missing. Now music everywhere is hitting all the wrong notes! This is our eighth group of fairies; all seven books in this group will launch at once. Jack Frost and his goblins have stolen the Music Fairies' magic instruments. Music everywhere is out of tune! Now the goblins plan to play the instruments in a TV talent contest. If Rachel and Kirsty don't act fast, everyone could find out about Fairyland! The girls are determined to track down Victoria the Violin Fairy's instrument --- even if they have to crash the goblins' band practice. But will the goblins fiddle their way out? Find the magic instrument in each book and help keep Fairyland in perfect harmony!

Music Fairies #7: Sadie the Saxophone Fairy

by Daisy Meadows

Jack Frost and his goblins have stolen the Music Fairies' magic instruments. Music everywhere is out of tune! Now the goblins plan to play the instruments in a TV talent contest. If Rachel and Kirsty don't act fast, everyone could find out about Fairyland! <P> Jack Frost and his goblin band plan to jazz up the talent contest with Sadie's magic saxophone. It's up to Rachel and Kirsty to stop them --- and save their fairy friends!<P> Find the magic instrument in each book and help keep Fairyland in perfect harmony!

The Music Fairies Collection

by Daisy Meadows

The Music Fairies: A collection of all seven books in one!

The Music Festival Mystery

by Carolyn Keene

THE INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIPCLUB IS SPONSORING A FUNWEEKEND -- BUT NANCY FINDS AMELTING POT OF SABOTAGE!For Nancy and her friends, Worldbeat Weekend at Emerson College is supposed to be fun. Nancy gets to spend time with her boyfriend, Ned, and everyone plans to enjoy music and food from around the world. But the two candidates running to be the next president of IFC, both from rival countries, accuse each other of smearing their campaigns with dirty tricks -- and the chaos begins.Missing money and collapsing tents are just the start of the trouble. As tensions rise, the weekend spirals toward disaster. The local press is sniffing around. A public scandal would ruin IFC, and only Nancy can uncover the clues to track down the culprit in time!

Music for Silenced Voices: Shostakovich and His Fifteen Quartets

by Wendy Lesser

Most previous books about Dmitri Shostakovich have focused on either his symphonies and operas, or his relationship to the regime under which he lived, or both, since these large-scale works were the ones that attracted the interest and sometimes the condemnation of the Soviet authorities. Music for Silenced Voiceslooks at Shostakovich through the back door, as it were, of his fifteen quartets, the works which his widow characterized as a "diary, the story of his soul. " The silences and the voices were of many kinds, including the political silencing of adventurous writers, artists, and musicians during the Stalin era; the lost voices of Shostakovich's operas (a form he abandoned just before turning to string quartets); and the death-silenced voices of his close friends, to whom he dedicated many of these chamber works. Wendy Lesser has constructed a fascinating narrative in which the fifteen quartets, considered one at a time in chronological order, lead the reader through the personal, political, and professional events that shaped Shostakovich's singular, emblematic twentieth-century life. Weaving together interviews with the composer's friends, family, and colleagues, as well as conversations with present-day musicians who have played the quartets, Lesser sheds new light on the man and the musician. One of the very few books about Shostakovich that is aimed at a general rather than an academic audience,Music for Silenced Voicesis a pleasure to read; at the same time, it is rigorously faithful to the known facts in this notoriously complicated life. It will fill readers with the desire to hear the quartets, which are among the most compelling and emotionally powerful monuments of the past century's music.

Music for Torching

by A. M. Homes

As A.M. Homes's incendiary novel unfolds, the Kodacolor hues of the good life become nearly hallucinogenic.Laying bare th foundations of a marriage, flash frozen in the anxious entropy of a suburban subdivision, Paul and Elaine spin the quit terors of family life into a fantastical frenzy that careens out of control. From a strange and hilarious encounter with a Stepford Wife neighbor to an ill-conceived plan for a tattoo, to a sexy cop who shows up at all the wrong moments, to a housecleaning team in space suits, a mistress calling on a cell phone, and a hostage situationat a school, A.M. Homes creates characters so outrageously flawed and deeply human that thery are entriely believable.

Music for Wartime

by Rebecca Makkai

Named one of the must-read books of the summer by The Chicago Tribune, O Magazine, BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, and The L MagazineRebecca Makkai's first two novels, The Borrower and The Hundred-Year House, have established her as one of the freshest and most imaginative voices in fiction. Now, the award-winning writer, whose stories have appeared in four consecutive editions of The Best American Short Stories, returns with a highly anticipated collection bearing her signature mix of intelligence, wit, and heart. A reality show producer manipulates two contestants into falling in love, even as her own relationship falls apart. Just after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a young boy has a revelation about his father's past when a renowned Romanian violinist plays a concert in their home. When the prized elephant of a traveling circus keels over dead, the small-town minister tasked with burying its remains comes to question his own faith. In an unnamed country, a composer records the folk songs of two women from a village on the brink of destruction. These transporting, deeply moving stories--some inspired by her own family history--amply demonstrate Makkai's extraordinary range as a storyteller, and confirm her as a master of the short story form. "Richly imagined." --Chicago Tribune "Impressive." --O, The Oprah Magazine "Engrossing." --Minneapolis Star-Tribune "Inventive." --W Magazine From the Hardcover edition.

Music in the Night (Logan Family #4)

by V. C. Andrews

Laura Logan dreams of a glorious Cape Cod day when all the dark secrets are swept away.... For Laura Logan, life on Cape Cod has been nearly perfect, full of magical days spent enjoying the sea with her beloved twin brother, Cary. But then, like the creeping of the tides, the vicious rumors at school begin -- cruel voices saying unspeakable things about the Logans. Laura tries to ignore them, but not until handsome, gentle Robert Royce moves to their town does she feel truly carefree and happy again. While Robert's smile drives the shadows from Laura's heart, she still worries about Cary, whose gloomy moods drift in like the coastal fog. And then Grandma Olivia issues a chilling threat, forbidding Laura to see Robert ever again. Alone to suffer because of dark secrets no one will explain, Laura obeys...until the miracle of a glorious summer leads her back into Robert's arms. But dark thunderclouds have been gathering on the horizon, and when they suddenly burst with tragedy, they howl a name from the Logans' shameful past that plunges Laura into a silent, terrible agony. Now Laura can only dream of the warm, sun-filled life she so desperately desires....

Music in Theory and Practice, Volume 2 (8th edition)

by Bruce Benward Marilyn Saker

This best-selling text gives majors a solid foundation in the theory of music - generally and throughout history. It strengthens their musical intuition, builds technical skills, and helps them gain interpretive insights. The two-volume format ensures exhaustive coverage and maximum support for students and faculty alike. Volume I serves as a general introduction to music theory while volume II offers a survey of the theoretical underpinnings of musical styles and forms from Gregorian Chant through the present day.

Music! Its Role and Importance in Our Lives

by George Degraffenreid Charles Fowler Timothy Gerber Vincent Lawrence

Music! Its Role and Importance In Our Lives is focused upon the use and value of music in people's lives. It encourages students to view music in a social context rather than as abstract information to be learned for its own sake. It presents music as a natural and essential ingredient of one's own life and of human life in all cultures. This book was written for all students, not just those who sing in the chorus or play in the band or orchestra.

Music Law

by Richard Stim Attorney

The No. 1 bestselling business book for bands! If you belong to a band and love the art of your job, but sing the blues when it comes to the business side, you need Music Law. Composed by musician and lawyer Richard Stim, the book explains how to: . find the right manager . buy, insure and maintain equipment . get gigs and get paid . tour on a budget . use samples . do covers legally . protect your copyright . trademark your band's name . choose a recording studio . sell your music . manage your website . understand record contracts . deal with taxes Music Law provides all the legal information and practical advice musicians need. This edition is thoroughly updated with the latest changes in copyright and trademark law, including guidance on filling out "Form CO." Plus, find expanded information on musical collaborations between DJs and other musicians. You'll also get the most up-to-date legal forms avaliable.

Music: A Mathematical Offering

by Dave Benson

Since the time of the Ancient Greeks, much has been written about the relation between mathematics and music: from harmony and number theory, to musical patterns and group theory. Benson provides a wealth of information here to enable the teacher, the student, or the interested amateur to understand at varying levels of technicality, the real interplay between these two ancient disciplines. The story is long as well as broad and involves physics, biology, psycho acoustics, the history of science, and digital technology as well as, of course, mathematics and music. Starting with the structure of the human ear and its relationship with Fourier analysis the story proceeds via the mathematics of musical instruments to the ideas of consonance and dissonance, and then to scales and temperaments. This is a must-have book if you want to know about the music of the spheres or digital music and many things in between.

Music, Music for Everyone

by Vera B. Williams

"Rosa organizes her friends into the Oak Street Band in order to earn money her family needs because of her Grandma's illness... Community, family and personal triumphs converge, making unforgettable music for everyone." -- School Library Journal. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The Music of Dolphins

by Karen Hesse

Mila creates headlines around the world when she is rescued from an unpopulated island off the coast of Florida. She has been raised by dolphins since age 4.

The Music of Home

by Tamela Hancock Murray

Content with where life finds her, Drusie happily plans her future with Gladdie, her handsome fiance. Gladdie has a dream to own the store he works in, but money is hard to come by in Sunshine Holler, North Carolina. And then Gladdie's cousin, a successful record producer, hears Drusie sing and offers her the chance of a lifetime. Gladdie doesn't know what to think when Drusie and her sister head to the city to make a record and go on tour. Drusie says she's only doing this to help him buy that store. But what will happen when she hits the big time-and when other men start to appreciate his girl? Can their homespun romance survive a tangle with the glamor and excitement of city life and show business? Or will the underside of that business tear them apart?

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