Over three decades, Paul Griffiths´s survey has remained the definitive study of music since the Second World War; this fully revised and updated edition re-establishes Modern Music and After as the preeminent introduction to the music of our time. The disruptions of the war, and the struggles of the ensuing peace, were reflected in the music of the time: in Pierre Boulez´s radical reformation of compositional technique and in John Cage´s development of zen music; in Milton Babbitt´s settling of the serial system and in Dmitry Shostakovich´s unsettling symphonies; in Karlheinz Stockhausen´s development of electronic music and in Luigi Nono´s pursuit of the universally human, in Iannis Xenakis´s view of music as sounding mathematics and in Luciano Berio´s consideration of it as language. The initiatives of these composers and their contemporaries opened prospects that haven´t yet stopped unfolding. This constant expansion of musical thinking since 1945 has left us with no singular history of music; Griffiths´s study accordingly follows several different paths, showing how and why they converge and diverge. This new edition of Modern Music and After discusses not only the music of the fifteen years that have passed since the previous edition, but also the recent explosion of scholarly interest in the latter half of the twentieth century. In particular, the book has been expanded to incorporate the variety of responses to the modernist impasse experienced by composers of the 1980s and 1990s. Griffiths then moves the book into the twenty-first century as he examines such highly influential composers as Helmut Lachenmann and Salvatore Sciarrino. For its breadth, wealth of detail, and characteristic wit and clarity, the third edition of Modern Music and After is required reading for the student and the enquiring listener.
Should I?This piece originated from my days in Boston in the mid 1980s as a graduate student and as part of the New England Conservatory Honors Jazz Ensemble, which performed music from across many wide ranging styles. Good interaction amongst the rhythm section is crucial. If you have a guitarist or electric keyboard/s in the rhythm section, feel free to incorporate a range of electronic effects in order to change textures. Changes in dynamics within the rhythm section is of prime importance. Think of music from the Miles Davis groups and albums of the late 1960s and early 70s such as In a Silent Way, Bitches Brew, and On the Corner. This Jazz-Rock piece has plenty of room to stretch out over the two key centers of A7 (alt) and Eb minor. The melody should be played with a straight eighth-note feel with attention to the accented (>) and capped (^) notes at Letters A and C. Watch the change in dynamics starting one beat before Letter D until the end of the form. At Letters B, F, F1 (the bridge of the form), the rhythm section shifts to a 12/8 African feel. The interlude at Letter I happens only at the end of each solo form. Note - The solo/ensemble interlude at Letter E1 follows a 16, 10 (8+2), 16 bar form which is different than the solo form at E-H. The interlude at Letter E1 was written to assist soloists with material to play or draw from during solos. Should I? can be heard on Beauty and the Blues (MMC2045J) with jazz greats Billy Hart, Rufus Reid and Tom McKinley.Nombre de pages :44
What exactly are the steps that lead to ability?In which order should they been taken?What will be required to master each one?These are questions the author has explored in this book, resulting in a rather unique one-thing-at-a-time approach to studying improvisation - one that incorporates discipline, technique, creativity and musical intuition. Each topic is explained and demonstrated using written musical examples and it is accompanied by suggested exercises and a sample daily practice schedule, which can be modified to fit your own needs or liking. The book has been used by the Performance Studies Department of the Berklee College of Music in Boston for teaching improvisation since September 1988.
Ever since its premiere just over a century ago, The Mikado has consistently held the stages as one of the world´s best-loved comic operas. The story tells how Nanki-Poo, son of the Mikado, overcomes all opposition to marry his sweetheart Yum-Yum. On the way he encounters such unforgettable characters as Ko-Ko, the timid tailor unexpectedly promoted to the rank of Lord High Executioner, and Pooh-Bah, Lord High Everything Else, who is so proud that he refuses to lift a finger - except on payment of a small fee...This exquisitely illustrated Easy Piano Picture Book incorporates easy-to-play versions of the most famous songs from the show including Three Little Maids from School, The Moon and I and Tit-Willow.It will delight Gilbert and Sullivan fans of all ages.
Playing the recorder has never been so much fun! RecorderWorld is the exciting and creative way to learn the recorder. It is a step-by-step teaching method including over 40 pieces in the first book, with well-known and fun original pieces in a style kids love. Concert pieces provide opportunities for performance straight away and there is plenty of opportunity for group work with duets, rounds and percussion boxes. Explore the world of improvisation and composition though imaginative starting points. ´Fact files´ introduce new information about beats, musical markings and time signatures while ´Clapping Games´ instil a strong sense of rhythm. ´Quick Quizzes´ help revise and reinforce new concepts while lively cartoons and colourful stickers make it so much fun! Book 1 incorporates the notes E, G, A, B, C and D, alongside key skills of musicianship, wider musical knowledge and games galore. An accompaniment CD is also available, and for classroom use RecorderWorld 1 is also available in packs of 10 at a significantly reduced price.
DescriptionThis highly acclaimed, innovative approach for teaching keyboard is for very young children. The series incorporates creative cartoons, vivid color, and teaching techniques in an extremely workable and well-researched method.
Mike Brewer´s Choral World Tour brings together traditional songs from around the world in exciting a cappella arrangements that will both challenge and stimulate your choir. Each piece is accompanied by a translation and pronunciation guide. Feel the warmth of a Maori love song, experience intricate pentatonic part-song from China, and incorporate Bengalese percussion into your performance.
DescriptionFast Forward: Blues Guitar The user-friendly CD & Book package, packed with riffs, licks & tricks you can learn now...and easily incorporate into your own playing style. SonglistChecklistChoice Of NotesGuide To GuitarGuitar Tablature ExplainedIntroductionPlaying Blues GuitarScales - The Alphabet Of The BluesThe Blue HouseThe Five Note TrickWhere Now?
DescriptionFast Forward: Acoustic Guitar Chords The user-friendly CD & book package, packed with riffs, licks & tricks you can learn now... and easily incorporate into your own playing style. Step-by-step, encounter all the chords used in the majority of popular songs. SonglistBasic Chord ShapesCongratulationsIntroductionLearning ChordsPutting It All TogetherStrumming Patterns And Barre ChordsTaking Chords Further
This major new edition of perhaps the world’s most popular opera, includes French and English text, incorporates the original dialogues, and is backed up by complete orchestral performance material.Unique sources: includes information derived from documentation of French productions of Bizet’s time – aspects not preserved in the scores or librettos at the time, nor represented in other current editions.Informative and practical: a comprehensive preface (in English, French and German) provides fascinating background information to the edition and practical guidance to the performance of Carmen.