Download E-books Fiddling in West Africa: Touching the Spirit in Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba Cultures PDF

By Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje

Fiddling has had a long heritage in Africa which has lengthy been overlooked. Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje corrects this oversight with an expansive research on fiddling within the Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba cultures of West Africa. DjeDje not just explains the historical past of the device itself, but additionally discusses the strategies of stylistic transference and version, suggesting how those could have contributed to differing functionality practices. also, DjeDje delves into the tune, the functionality context, the musicians at the back of the mess around, the that means of the tool, and its use in those 3 cultures. This designated paintings is helping the reader comprehend and enjoy 3 little-known musical cultures in West Africa and the fiddle's effect upon them.

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Download E-books James P. Johnson: A Case of Mistaken Identity PDF

By Scott E. Brown

Identified to critical scholars of jazz because the "Father of Stride Piano," James P. Johnson has just recently began to obtain the acclaim he advantages. Born in New Brunswick, NJ and reared within the cultural hotbed of Harlem, Johnson spanned the ragtime period, throughout the roaring twenties (to which he contributed its subject tune the Charleston) and into the swing period.

Part I is a chronological biography, with listings of his musical revues, prolonged compositions, movie paintings, and all different music and instrumental items; a complete bibliography; and pictures. half II is an exhaustive discography.

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Download E-books The Wind Ensemble and Its Repertoire: Essays on the Fortieth Anniversary of the Eastman Wind Ensemble (Donald Hunsberger Wind Library) PDF

As a part of the challenge of The Donald Hunsberger Wind Library, the 1994 hardcover version (University of Rochester Press) of The Wind Ensemble and Its Repertoire has now been released in a paperback variation. This compendium of study contains "must have" info at the historical past and execution of the wind ensemble repertoire.

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Download E-books Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield PDF

Curtis Mayfield used to be one of many seminal vocalists and so much proficient guitarists of his period, and his track performed an important position within the civil rights circulate. “People prepare” is the black anthem of the Nineteen Sixties. On his Superfly album, instead of glorifying the blaxploitation imagery of the movie, Mayfield wrote and sang a journey de strength of incisive social observation simply the equivalent of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On?

In Traveling Soul, Todd Mayfield tells his famously deepest father’s tale in riveting aspect. Born into dire poverty, raised within the slums of Chicago, Curtis turned a musical prodigy, not just making a song like a dream but in addition growing to be right into a superb songwriter. within the Nineteen Sixties he grew to become a pioneer, establishing his personal label and construction corporation; he labored with many different most sensible artists, together with the Staple Singers. Curtis’s existence was once famously reduce brief through an twist of fate that left him paralyzed, yet in his declining wellbeing and fitness he acquired the long-awaited popularity of the tune undefined. Passionate, illuminating, bright, and absorbing, Traveling Soul will probably take its position one of the classics of track biography.

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Download E-books Music, Modernity, and God: Essays in Listening PDF

While the tale of modernity is instructed from a theological standpoint, song is generally overlooked - regardless of its pervasiveness in smooth tradition and the manifold methods it's been intertwined with modernity's ambivalent relation to the Christian God. In dialog with musicologists and song theorists, during this number of essays Jeremy Begbie goals to teach that the practices of track and the discourses it has generated undergo their very own type of witness to a couple of the pivotal theological currents and counter-currents shaping modernity. track has been deeply plagued by those currents and often times can have performed an element in producing them. moreover, Begbie argues that track is able to yielding powerful methods of addressing and relocating past the various extra intractable theological difficulties and dilemmas which modernity has bequeathed to us.

Music, Modernity, and God contains stories of Calvin, Luther, and Bach, an exposition of the exciting tussle among Rousseau and the composer Rameau, and an account of the heady exaltation of tune to be present in the early German Romantics. specific recognition is paid to the advanced kin among song and language, and the ways that theology, a self-discipline concerning language at its center, can come to phrases with practices like song, practices that are coherent and significant yet which in lots of respects don't function in language-like ways.

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Download E-books Play-A-Long Series, Vol. 119, Bobby Watson (Book & CD Set) PDF

(Play-a-long CD with tutorial booklet) 12 vintage jazz compositions via the very long time Jazz Messenger, alto saxophonist Bobby Watson, recorded through the stellar ny rhythm part of Edward Simon - piano, Essiet Essiet - bass and Victor Lewis - drums. contains: Beatitudes, Blues For Alto, state Corn Flakes, Lemoncello, Love continues to be, should you ignored It, regularly a chum, Wheel inside of A Wheel, ETA, Jewel, Karita, religion In motion.

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Download E-books 50 Moments That Rocked the Classical Music World PDF

An eclectic, enjoyable, and informative advisor to the 50 moments that modified classical track forever

From technological advances in track recording and useful suggestions to landmark live shows and the births and deaths of the good composers, this book discusses the moments that outlined classical track. released in partnership with vintage FM, it will entice classical tune enthusiasts of all types. looking both to coach, tell, and entertain, this book uncovers a wealthy and infrequently unforeseen historical past of classical music—making it the excellent present for a classical song aficionado, or for someone new to the style trying to get their first foothold at the mountain of classical music.

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Download E-books Earl Hooker, Blues Master (American Made Music Series) PDF

By Sebastian Danchin

Jimi Hendrix known as Earl Hooker "the grasp of the wah-wah pedal." blood brother man slept with considered one of Hooker's slides underneath his pillow hoping to faucet a number of the elder bluesman's strength. And B. B. King has stated time and again that, for his funds, Hooker was once the easiest guitar participant he ever met.

Tragically, Earl Hooker died of tuberculosis in 1970 whilst he was once at the verge of foreign good fortune simply because the Blues Revival of the past due sixties and early seventies was once attaining complete volume.

Second cousin to now-famous bluesman John Lee Hooker, Earl Hooker was once born in Mississippi in 1929, and reared in black South facet Chicago the place his mom and dad settled in 1930. From the overdue Forties on, he was once well-known because the such a lot inventive electrical blues guitarist of his iteration. He used to be a "musician's musician," defining the artwork of blues slide guitar and enjoying in classes and exhibits with blues greats Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, and B. B. King.

A favourite of black membership and local bar audiences within the Midwest, and a pro entertainer within the rural states of the Deep South, Hooker spent over twenty-five years of his brief lifestyles burning up U.S. highways, making wonderful appearances anyplace he played.

Until the final yr of his lifestyles, Hooker had just a couple of singles on vague labels to teach for the entire exertions. the location replaced in his previous couple of months while his following accelerated dramatically. Droves of younger whites have been looking American blues tunes and inflicting a blues album growth. whilst he died, his star's upward thrust was once extinguished. recognized essentially as a guitarist instead of a vocalist, Hooker didn't depart a songbook for his biographer to mine. basically his friends remained to compliment his expertise and cross on his legend.

"Earl Hooker's lifestyles could let us know much concerning the blues," biographer Sebastian Danchin says, "but it additionally tells us greatly approximately his milieu. This publication files the tradition of the ghetto during the instance of a important personality, somebody who's to be considered as a catalyst of the attribute characteristics of his community."

just like the stories of such a lot of different unheralded skills between bluesmen, Earl Hooker, Blues Master, Hooker's lifestyles tale, has the entire components of an exceptional blues song--late nights, lengthy roads, poverty, hassle, and a soul-felt pining for what may have been.

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Download E-books The Gospel of Hip Hop: The First Instrument PDF

The Gospel of Hip Hop: First Instrument, the 1st ebook from the I Am Hip Hop, is the philosophical masterwork of KRS ONE. Set within the layout of the Christian Bible, this 800-plus-page opus is a life-guide handbook for individuals of Hip Hop Kulture that mixes vintage philosophy with religion and sensible wisdom for a desirable, in-depth exploration of Hip Hop as a lifestyles course. often called “The Teacha,” KRS ONE constructed his exact outlook as a homeless youngster in Brooklyn, ny, enticing his philosophy of self-creation to develop into the most revered emcees in Hip Hop background. revered as Hip Hop’s real steward, KRS ONE painstakingly info the improvement of the tradition and the ways that we, as “Hiphoppas,” can and may protect its future.

"The Teacha" additionally discusses the origination of Hip Hop Kulture and relays particular circumstances in historical past in which you possibly can notice an identical spirit and concepts which are on the middle of Hip Hop’s present manifestation. He explains Hip Hop right down to the particular that means and linguistic heritage of the phrases “hip” and “hop,” and describes the ways that "Hiphoppas" can swap their present conditions to create a destiny that comes with overall healthiness, Love, expertise, and Wealth (H-LAW).

devoted to fervently selling self-reliance, devoted research, peace, solidarity, and fact, The "Teacha" has drawn either feedback and worship from inside of and from outdoors of Hip Hop Kulture. during this superbly written, inspiring publication, KRS ONE shines the sunshine of fact, from his personal empirical study over a 14-year interval, into the interesting international of Hip Hop.

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