A Concise History of the Classic Guitar

Author: GRAHAM WADE

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 160974280X

Category: Music

Page: 224

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A Concise History of the Classic Guitar by Graham Wade, one of the foremost international writers on the guitar, explores the history of the instrument from the 16th century to the present day. This compact assessment of five centuries of fretted instruments cover the vihuela in Spain, the history of four-course and five-course guitars, the evolution of tablature, and developments in the six-string guitar in the 19th century. the work also charts the contribution of leading composers, performers and luthiers of the 20th century, and evaluates the influence of Segovia, Llobet, Pujol, Presti, Bream, Williams, etc., among the world's famous guitarists. This book, intended for the general public and guitar students of all ages, is the first interpretative history of the classic guitar to be published in the 21st century, and will be eagerly welcomed by all lovers of the instrument.

Don Andres and Paquita

The Life of Segovia in Montevideo

Author: Alfredo Escande,Andres Segovia

Publisher: Amadeus Press

ISBN: 1476821348

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 2927

(Amadeus). This heartbreaking tale uncovers a mystery in the life of one of the most important personalities of the twentieth century, guitarist Andres Segovia (1893-1987). He married the widowed Paquita Madriguera (1900-1965), famous child prodigy pianist and prized student of Enrique Granados, in 1935 as his international career was blossoming. They fled their native Spain under death threats when the Spanish Civil War erupted in 1936 and began an odyssey that landed them in the Uruguayan capital. Segovia's support for the fascist Franco resulted in his banishment from the lucrative American concert scene, while the travel dangers of World War II further isolated him from the rest of the world. During this time, Segovia greatly enriched the guitar repertoire through numerous arrangements and collaborations with major composers via correspondence. It was also an era of happy family life with Paquita. The couple collaborated on two of the most important contemporary guitar concertos and traveled throughout Latin America to perform. Then tragedy struck as the guitarist became entangled with a beautiful Brazilian singer in an affair that ruined his marriage and brought tragic consequences to his family life. In writing his autobiography, Segovia could never face this period. With the help of tenacious research and Paquita's two surviving daughters, Alfredo Escande diligently lifts the veil of secrecy and reveals a magical age of music history framed around the couple's decade together.

Classical Guitar Pedagogy

Author: ANTHONY L GLISE

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 1609740947

Category: Music

Page: 297

View: 6045

This comprehensive, illustrated text offers an in-depth look at the mechanics and musical thought process of teaching the classical guitar the "why" rather than the "how" the classical guitarist does things a certain way. In the author's words, "Classical Guitar Pedagogy is the study of how to teach guitarists to teach." This university-level text will be of enormous assistance to the teacher in explaining the musical, anatomical, technical, and psychologicalunderpinning of guitar performance. It contains ideas and techniques to help organize your teaching more efficiently, plus tips on career development as a classical guitar teacher and performer. If you make your living as a classical guitarteacher/performer you owe it to yourself and your students to get this book.

Companion to Medieval and Renaissance Music

Author: Tess Knighton,David Fallows

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520210813

Category: Music

Page: 428

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With contributions from a range of internationally known early music scholars and performers, Tess Knighton and David Fallows provide a lively new survey of music and culture in Europe from the beginning of the Christian era to 1600. Fifty essays comment on the social, historical, theoretical, and performance contexts of the music and musicians of the period to offer fresh perspectives on musical styles, research sources, and performance practices of the medieval and Renaissance periods.

How the West Won

The Neglected Story of the Triumph of Modernity

Author: Rodney Stark

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497603250

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 5848

Finally the Truth about the Rise of the West Modernity developed only in the West—in Europe and North America. Nowhere else did science and democracy arise; nowhere else was slavery outlawed. Only Westerners invented chimneys, musical scores, telescopes, eyeglasses, pianos, electric lights, aspirin, and soap. The question is, Why? Unfortunately, that question has become so politically incorrect that most scholars avoid it. But acclaimed author Rodney Stark provides the answers in this sweeping new look at Western civilization. How the West Won demonstrates the primacy of uniquely Western ideas—among them the belief in free will, the commitment to the pursuit of knowledge, the notion that the universe functions according to rational rules that can be discovered, and the emphasis on human freedom and secure property rights. Taking readers on a thrilling journey from ancient Greece to the present, Stark challenges much of the received wisdom about Western history. How the West Won shows, for example: · Why the fall of Rome was the single most beneficial event in the rise of Western civilization · Why the “Dark Ages” never happened · Why the Crusades had nothing to do with grabbing loot or attacking the Muslim world unprovoked · Why there was no “Scientific Revolution” · Why scholars’ recent efforts to dismiss the importance of battles are ridiculous: had the Greeks lost at the Battle of Marathon, we probably would never have heard of Plato or Aristotle Stark also debunks absurd fabrications that have flourished in the past few decades: that the Greeks stole their culture from Africa; that the West’s “discoveries” were copied from the Chinese and Muslims; that Europe became rich by plundering the non-Western world. At the same time, he reveals the woeful inadequacy of recent attempts to attribute the rise of the West to purely material causes—favorable climates, abundant natural resources, guns and steel. How the West Won displays Rodney Stark’s gifts for lively narrative history and making the latest scholarship accessible to all readers. This bold, insightful book will force you to rethink your understanding of the West and the birth of modernity—and to recognize that Western civilization really has set itself apart from other cultures.

The Technique of David Russell

165 Pieces of Advice from a Master Guitarist

Author: Antonio De Contreras

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519107480

Category:

Page: 30

View: 821

From 1992 to 1998 David Russell was given an annual course in Seville. His last visit encouraged us to look back over the notes we have been accumulating since his first visit and the idea emerged of presenting a summary of the most outstanding ideas. Our aim is to use them as a basis for reflection and as the beginning of a deeper analysis of the technique of this famous concert performer.

Connections

A World History, Combined Volume

Author: Edward H. Judge,John W. Langdon

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0133860310

Category: History

Page: 1008

View: 9816

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. NOTE: You are purchasing a¿standalone¿product; MyHistoryLab®¿does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyHistoryLab search for 0134167538 / 9780134167534 ¿Connections: A World History, Combined Volume plus MyHistoryLab for World History – Access Card Package, 3/e ¿ Package consists of: 0133842746 / 9780133842746 Connections: A World History, Combined Volume, 3/e 0133861880 / 9780133861884 MyHistoryLab for World History Access Card MyHistoryLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. ¿ For courses in World History ¿ Connections: A World History introduces students to the far-reaching study of world history in a comprehensible manner that is tailored to meet their diverse needs and interests. This Third Edition strongly emphasizes thematic connections between societies and events, making it easy for new history students to absorb a wide array of details, dates, and events. The title’s concise chapters feature engaging, readable content, and avoid bogging students down with unnecessary detail. The authors have provided many visual aids to improve students’ comprehension of the material, including over 200 maps. The result is a clear and concise rendering of world history that will appeal to students of all disciplines and backgrounds. ¿ Also available with MyHistoryLab MyHistoryLab for the World History course extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. And the Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. Please note: this version of MyHistoryLab does not include an eText. ¿ Connections: A World History, Third Edition is also available via REVEL™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.¿

The Science of String Instruments

Author: Thomas D. Rossing

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441971104

Category: Science

Page: 470

View: 4490

Thomas D. Rossing String instruments are found in almost all musical cultures. Bowed string instruments form the backbone of symphony orchestras, and they are used widely as solo inst- ments and in chamber music as well. Guitars are used universally in pop music as well as in classical music. The piano is probably the most versatile of all musical inst- ments, used widely not only in ensemble with other musical instruments but also as a solo instrument and to accompany solo instruments and the human voice. In this book, various authors will discuss the science of plucked, bowed, and hammered string instruments as well as their electronic counterparts. We have tried to tell the fascinating story of scienti?c research with a minimum of mathematics to maximize the usefulness of the book to performers and instrument builders as well as to students and researchers in musical acoustics. Sometimes, however, it is dif?cult to “translate” ideas from the exact mathematical language of science into words alone, so we include some basic mathematical equations to express these ideas. It is impossible to discuss all families of string instruments. Some instruments have been researched much more than others. Hopefully, the discussions in this book will help to encourage further scienti?c research by both musicians and scientists alike. 1.1 A Brief History of the Science of String Instruments Quite a number of good histories of acoustics have been written (Lindsay 1966, 1973; Hunt 1992; Beyer 1999), and these histories include musical acoustics.

Understanding Music

Past and Present

Author: N. Alan Clark,Thomas Heflin,Jeffrey Kluball

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781940771335

Category: Education

Page: 316

View: 7642

Music moves through time; it is not static. In order to appreciate music wemust remember what sounds happened, and anticipate what sounds might comenext. This book takes you on a journey of music from past to present, from the Middle Ages to the Baroque Period to the 20th century and beyond!

The Fluxus Reader

Author: Ken Friedman

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 320

View: 1375

The Fluxus Reader offers the first comprehensive overview on this challenging and controversial group. Fluxus began in the 1950s as a loose, international community of artists, architects, composers and designers. By the 1960s, Fluxus had become a laboratory of ideas and an arena for artistic experimentation in Europe, Asia and the United States. Described as 'the most radical and experimental art movement of the 1960s', Fluxus challenged conventional thinking on art and culture for over four decades. It had a central role in the birth of such key contemporary art forms as concept art, installation, performance art, intermedia and video. Despite this influence, the scope and scale of this unique phenomenon have made it difficult to explain Fluxus in normative historical and critical terms.

The History of Iceland

Author: Gunnar Karlsson

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816635894

Category: History

Page: 418

View: 9598

Iceland is unique among European societies in having been founded as late as the Viking Age and in having copious written and archaeological sources about its origin. Gunnar Karlsson, that country's premier historian, chronicles the age of the Sagas, consulting them to describe an era without a monarch or central authority. Equating this prosperous time with the golden age of antiquity in world history, Karlsson then marks a correspondence between the Dark Ages of Europe and Iceland's "dreary period", which started with the loss of political independence in the late thirteenth century and culminated with an epoch of poverty and humility, especially during the early Modern Age. Iceland's renaissance came about with the successful struggle for independence in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and with the industrial and technical modernization of the first half of the twentieth century. Karlsson describes the rise of nationalism as Iceland's mostly poor peasants set about breaking with Denmark, and he shows how Iceland in the twentieth century slowly caught up economically with its European neighbors.

Promoting Social Cohesion Through Education

Case Studies and Tools for Using Textbooks

Author: Eluned Roberts-Schweitzer,Vincent Greaney,Kreszentia Duer

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821364669

Category: Education

Page: 166

View: 7704

This volume has three foci - the rationale for considering how aspects of education can affect social cohesion; case studies that review particular country experiences with curricula and textbooks; and practical guidelines and applications to help countries improve areas of education.

The Music Lesson

A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music

Author: Victor L. Wooten

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440637698

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 6680

From Grammy-winning musical icon and legendary bassist Victor L. Wooten comes The Music Lesson, the story of a struggling young musician who wanted music to be his life, and who wanted his life to be great. Then, from nowhere it seemed, a teacher arrived. Part musical genius, part philosopher, part eccentric wise man, the teacher would guide the young musician on a spiritual journey, and teach him that the gifts we get from music mirror those from life, and every movement, phrase, and chord has its own meaning...All you have to do is find the song inside.

Performance Studies

An Introduction

Author: Richard Schechner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136448721

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 364

View: 7849

The publication of Performance Studies: An Introduction was a defining moment for the field. Richard Schechner's pioneering textbook provides a lively and accessible overview of the full range of performance for undergraduates at all levels and beginning graduate students in performance studies, theatre, performing arts, and cultural studies. Among the topics discussed are the performing arts and popular entertainments, rituals, play and games, and the performances of everyday life. Supporting examples and ideas are drawn from the social sciences, performing arts, poststructuralism, ritual theory, ethology, philosophy, and aesthetics. This third edition is accompanied by an all-new companion website curated by a dedicated media editor, with the following resources for instructors and students: Interactive glossary Multiple choice questions Powerpoint Slides. Videos Website links for further study Tutorials on specific skills within Performance Studies Sample Discussion Questions Exercises and Activities Sample Syllabi The book itself has also been revised, with 25 new extracts and biographies, up-to-date coverage of global and intercultural performances, and further exploration of the growing international presence of Performance Studies as a discipline. Performance Studies is the definitive overview for undergraduates, with primary extracts, student activities, key biographies and over 200 images of global performance.

The Early Guitar

A History and Handbook

Author: James Tyler,James Tyler, PH.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Guitar.

Page: 176

View: 836