Here are stories from over one hundred people who travelled to the Musicport Festival in 2011; the audience, the back stage crew, the caterers, the volunteers and the musicians, including Hugh Masekela, Mary Coughlan, Iain Matthews, Mari Boine, Jude Abbott and World Music journeyman Andy Kershaw. A kaleidoscope of shifting patterns, the book captures the tales told over three days at one of Europe's best loved gatherings for World Music.
How To Read Music - 7 Easy Steps to Read Music For Beginners & 101 Musical Terms Dictionary with 4 Musical Charts. Exercises & Tests will help you advance in your music sight reading skill. Have you ever wanted to quickly learn how to read music? Today you will begin to see How Easily it is to Read Music. You need to know where the focus is! I have also included some exercises and tests for you to test yourself and practice so that you can see how easy it is to read music effortlessly. It is not difficult at all. You need to know where the focus is. My steps and charts will help you to grow in this area of reading music very quickly, faster than you think! This book is a quick guide and resource to help you read all types of music for guitar and piano players. Table of Contents: Chapter I How To Read Music Step 1. Start with Musical Staff Step 2. Read Treble Clef Notes Step 3. Fast Trick Method to Identify Notes Step 4. Recognize White Keys & Black Keys Step 5. Read Time Signature Step 6. Read Rhythms and Note Durations Step 7. Read the Rests Chapter II Music Note Duration Chart Chapter III Music Score Terms Illustrated Chapter IV Music Note Terms Chapter V Music Dynamics Chart Chapter VI 101 Musical Terms Enjoy! Do the Exercises and Tests! You will love them. My students love this course! It has become one of my best sellers book.
This book provides a chronological look at American music from colonial times to the end of the 20th century revised and updated to reflect the latest scholarship and critical views. It uses extensive citation of phonorecordings, especially CD's from New World Records, Composers Recordings, Inc., and the Smithsonian Institution (all of which maintain catalogs in print). Readers will find a comprehensive treatment of both "serious" and "popular" music in the United States with a final chapter on contemporary American music from composer/critic, Kyle Gann. Part of the highly acclaimed Prentice Hall History of Music Series. the colonial and federal eras to 1820, the romantic century (1820-1920), between the wars (1920-1945) and World War II through the present. Musicians especially those interested in American music.