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Red Dwarf

66 ratings

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Nominated for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2008. When Lister got drunk, he really got drunk! After celebrating his birthday with a Monopoly-board pub crawl around London, he came to in a burger bar on one of Saturns moons, wearing a lady's pink crimplene hat and a pair of yellow fishing waders, with no money and a passport in the name of "Emily Berkenstein". Joining the Space Corps seemed a good idea. Red Dwarf, a clapped out spaceship, was bound for Earth. It never made it, leaving Lister as the last remaining member of the human race, three million light years from Earth, with only a dead man, a senile computer, and a highly evolved cat for company. They begin their journey home. On the way, they'll break the light barrier. They'll meet Einstein, Archimedes, God, and Norman Wisdom...and discover an alternative plane of reality.

©1989 Rob Grant and Doug Naylor (P)1992 Laughing Stock Productions Ltd

Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
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Scary Trivia for Adults

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Ready to show off your knowledge about horror movies and books, plus some additional scary facts about nature?  Perfect for fans of Stephen King! Over 300 trivia/quiz questions, with correct answers revealed for each.  Good luck!

©2020 Sam Ward (P)2020 Sam Ward

Narrator: Benjamin Gray
Author: Sam Ward
Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
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The Festival of Literary Diversity

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Festival of Literary Diversity 2018 The Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD) celebrates diversity in literature by promoting diverse authors and stories in Brampton, Ontario – one of Canada’s most culturally diverse cities. FOLD is the first and only literary festival in Canada to focus on diverse authors and stories to the Flower City. The Festival of Literary Diversity celebrates stories that are underrepresented in Canadian literature — stories that reflect variations in geography, ethnicity, race, culture, gender, ability, sexual orientation, and religion, and stories that employ different methods of story-telling. The hope is that hearing these stories can change the way Canadians see the world and each other, and I hope you do too. This year, Audible Canada signed on to the festival as the lead corporate sponsor. The year-round sponsorship represents a three-year commitment from Audible Canada to elevate the voices of diverse authors across the country. Books by FOLD participants and alumni such as Eden Robinson, Kim Thúy, and Lawrence Hill are currently available on Audible Canada with Canadian actors of diverse backgrounds frequently employed as narrators. The 2018 festival took place May 3-6 in historic downtown Brampton. Audible was onsite to record key panel discussions and to interview the authors present.  When you add this to your library, you will receive all panel discussion and exclusive author interviews. We hope you enjoy! Ep. 1: The Lit Life Ep. 2: Audible Exclusive Interview with Jael Richardson Ep. 3: Lunch 'n' Lit with Kim Thúy Ep. 4: Audible Exclusive Interview with Kim Thúy Ep. 5: Audible Exclusive Interview with Catherine Hernandez Ep. 6: From Boys to Men Ep. 7: Audible Exclusive Interview with Jamil Jivani Ep. 8: Setting the Story Ep. 9: Audible Exclusive Interview with Joshua Whitehead Ep. 10: The Edge of Suspense Ep. 11: The Art of Storytelling Ep. 12: Extraordinary Voices Ep. 13: Audible Exclusive Interview with Rabindranath Maharaj Ep. 14: The Stories We See Ep. 15: Audible Exclusive Interview with Robyn Maynard Ep. 16: Audible Exclusive Interview with Tanya Talaga

©2018 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC

Narrator: Various
Length: 10 hrs
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Doug Stanhope

1 rating

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Named after Hitler's failed coup attempt, Beer Hall Putsch takes you into acerbic comic Doug Stanhope's twisted mind at a gig filmed in Portland.

©2013 Comedy Dynamics (P)2018 Comedy Dynamics

Narrator: Doug Stanhope
Length: 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story

27 ratings

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Whether you want to write your own scripts or simply gain a deeper appreciation for the great stories you see unfold on the screen, Professor Angus Fletcher is here to show you the way in Screenwriting 101: Mastering the Art of Story. Professor Fletcher, Professor of English and Film at The Ohio State University, brings both a personal and scholarly perspective to this craft. As a screenwriter himself, he has experienced the ins and outs of the process first-hand. And as a key faculty member in Project Narrative, a think tank devoted to using cognitive science to study the effects of stories on the human mind, Professor Fletcher offers unique insight into storytelling from both a neuroscientific and a literary perspective. Despite what you may have been told, writing a great script is not about formulas and three-act structure. Great scripts - great stories - are those that create the desired emotional response in audiences, something that can only be achieved by knowing which methods are most effective and how they suit the story you want to tell. As you study the work of over a dozen great screenwriters and several television shows, each story you encounter will use different tools to achieve a variety of psychological and emotional responses. From the redemption arc of the Western Unforgiven to the romantic longing of Annie Hall, each story offers invaluable insights you can bring to your own writing - and viewing - experiences. There is no cookie-cutter formula for writing scripts and no checklist for what makes a film or television show great. What Screenwriting 101 offers instead is an infinitely flexible storytelling tool that has worked for the greats - from Euripides to Shakespeare to Pixar - and a selection of resources to show you how to put it to use. How you decide to use these limitless creative possibilities is up to you. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 The Teaching Company, LLC; 2017 The Great Courses

Narrator: Angus Fletcher
Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
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How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck

15 ratings

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How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck is a quick and easy guide that will make your video better instantly - whether you hear it cover to cover or just listen to a few chapters. It's about the language of video. How to think like a director, regardless of equipment (amateurs think about the camera, pros think about communication). It's about the rules developed over a century of movie-making - which work - just as well when shooting a two-year-old's birthday party. Written by Steve Stockman, the director of Two Weeks (2007), plus TV shows, music videos, and hundreds of commercials, How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck explains in 74 short, pithy, insightful chapters how to tell a story and entertain your audience. How to shoot video people will want to watch. At the end of every chapter is a suggestion of how to immediately put what you learned into practice, so the next time you're shooting you'll have begun to master the skill. Accompanying the book is a website with video clips to illustrate different rules, techniques, and situations. Here's how to think in shots--how to move-point-shoot-stop-repeat, instead of planting yourself in one spot and pressing "Record" for five minutes. Why never to shoot until you see the whites of your subject's eyes. Why to zoom with your feet and not the lens. How to create intrigue on camera. The book covers the basics of framing, lighting, sound (use an external mic), editing, special effects (turn them off!), and gives advice on shooting a variety of specific situations: Sporting events, parties and family gatherings, graduations and performances. Plus, how to make instructional and promotional videos, how to make a music video, how to capture stunts, and much more.

©2011 Custom Productions, Inc. (P)2013 Custom Productions, Inc.

Narrator: Steve Stockman
Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
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Whitney Cummings: Emotional Ninja

1 rating

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Crude, vulgar, and, above all, hilariously honest, Whitney Cummings shows off in her debut album Emotional Ninja.

©2013 Comedy Dynamics (P)2018 Comedy Dynamics

Length: 49 mins
Available on Audible
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The Secret Lives of Colour

10 ratings

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The Secret Lives of Colour tells the unusual stories of the 75 most fascinating shades, dyes and hues. From blonde to ginger, the brown that changed the way battles were fought to the white that protected against the plague, Picasso's blue period to the charcoal on the cave walls at Lascaux, acid yellow to kelly green and from scarlet women to imperial purple, these surprising stories run like a bright thread throughout history.  In this book Kassia St Clair has turned her lifelong obsession with colours and where they come from (whether Van Gogh's chrome yellow sunflowers or punk's fluorescent pink) into a unique study of human civilisation. Across fashion and politics, art and war, The Secret Lives of Colour tell the vivid story of our culture. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site.

©2020 Kassia St Clair (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

Narrator: Kassia St Clair
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Art Therapy

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Art has been used as a means of communication, self-expression, group interaction, diagnosis, and conflict resolution throughout history. For thousands of years, cultures and religions around the world have incorporated the use of carved idols and charms, as well as sacred paintings and symbols, in the healing process. The establishment of art therapy as a unique and publicly accepted therapeutic approach only took place recently, in the mid-20th century. The emergence of art therapy as a profession arose independently and simultaneously in the United States and Europe. The term "art therapy" was coined in 1942 by British artist Adrian Hill, who discovered the healthful benefits of painting and drawing while recovering from tuberculosis. In the 1940, several writers in the mental health field began to describe their work with people in treatment as "art therapy". As there were no formal art therapy courses or training programs available at that time. These care providers were often educated in other disciplines and supervised by psychiatrists, psychologists, or other mental health care professionals. Art therapy came into existence in the middle of the 20th century. It is based on the concept of visual representations, in order to express one's feelings. Paints, chalks, and clay are the essential tools of art therapy. The therapy actually aims to relax an exerted brain and psychology, in order to refresh it, stabilize it, and make it more receptive. Art therapy is therefore especially useful for the people who stress a lot at the work place, and for those who have mental tensions. In addition, the therapy also helps people who are slow learners or are mentally ill. Art therapy is beneficial to sustain mental health and emotional well-being. The treatment involves drawing, sculpture, photography, and visual art as a vent to expressions.

©2017 Patricia A Carlisle (P)2017 Patricia A Carlisle

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Length: 46 mins
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Mastering the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max Camera

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Mastering the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max Camera The iPhone camera has so many hidden features and tricks that you probably don’t know about and only an audiobook like this can help to expose those hidden features for you. If you have an iPhone 11 Pro and want to be able to take stunning photos with it, then this audiobook is for you. The three cameras that protrude from the back of the iPhone 11 Pro are incredible, but will require that you master the camera setting for you to be able to use it to capture great shots, which is why you should be purchasing this audiobook right away because it is going to tell you how to do just that. Very often the manuals and user guide that accompany devices tend to be basic on providing the best tricks and tips required to get the best from such devices which is why this audiobook was written to help you get the most out of your iPhone 11 Pro Camera app. In this audiobook, you will learn: How to use the iPhone 11 Pro to take selfies The meaning of slofie, QuickTake, Burst, and how they improve your iPhone photography Why manual camera settings can improve your picture quality How to access some hidden camera functions that you probably did not expect a phone camera to have The different functions of the three lenses and how you should use them Why you should not use the digital zoom and use the optical zoom instead to get the best from your photos This audiobook shows many more functions than you would expect to find on a phone and helps you better utilize your iPhone 11 Pro when next you go on a trip, visit the airport, go on vacation, capture important moments, and document the different stages of your child’s life.

©2019 James Nino (P)2020 James Nino

Narrator: John Stone
Author: James Nino
Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Art & Fear

41 ratings

Summary

What is your art really about? Where is it going? What stands in the way of getting it there? These are questions that matter, questions that recur at each stage of artistic development - and they are the source for this volume of wonderfully incisive commentary. Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. This is a book about what it feels like to sit in your studio or classroom, at your wheel or keyboard, easel or camera, trying to do the work you need to do. It is about committing your future to your own hands, placing free will above predestination, choice above chance. It is about finding your own work.

©1993 David Bayles and Ted Orland (P)2012 Tantor

Narrator: Arthur Morey
Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Monster Madness

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Part four of a multi-part documentary series with distinguished actors, directors, writers, composers, and special effects mavens examining the history of the horror, fantasy, and science fiction films, from the groundbreaking silent 1920s through the Golden Age of Universal, the Silver Age of Hammer, and up through the 1980s and beyond. This program begins with the late 60s era "Blacula" and Splatter films; then moves on to the cinematic evolution of the 70s with The Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Planet of the Apes, The Exorcist, and the films of the great Stanley Kubrick; and then concludes with the apex of the 80s including Alien, Star Trek, The Howling, and more! Collect all four chapters in the Monster Madness series and enjoy never-before-seen interviews and fun-filled facts about the stars, the producers, and the movies that made America want to go to the theater!

©2016 Alchemy Werks, LLC (P)2016 Alchemy Werks, LLC

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Geschichte der deutschen Literatur

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Von den Merseburger Zaubersprüchen des Mittelalters bis zu Günter Grass und Martin Walser. Der bekannte Kinder- und Jugendbuchautor Manfred Mai erzählt von über tausend Jahren deutscher Literatur. Er filtert heraus, was Weichen gestellt hat, und durchleuchtet Zeit und Milieu. Um einen geschichtlichen Überblick zu geben, wurden vor allem solche Werke ausgewählt, die für die Entstehungszeit typisch, und auch für junge Menschen von Bedeutung sind.

(c)+(p) Hörcompany

Author: Manfred Mai
Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
Available on Audible
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Deadpool 101

1 rating

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This is an introduction to the Marvel Comic's character, Deadpool. A brief history, this book includes some rare detail and trivia. A must for anyone interested in Deadpool, whether you are a newbie or a seasoned fan. Deadpool has appeared in over 7,000 comic books, yet still is quite an unknown character. While he might have a cult following, his presence is only seen here and there in the comic book realm. Starting as a villain, Deadpool developed into a wise-cracking vigilante, mostly working as a mercenary. This book is an introduction into the history and presence of Wade Wilson, also known as the Merc with a Mouth, better known as Deadpool.

©2015 Steve Dustcircle (P)2015 Steve Dustcircle, C.J. McAllister

Narrator: C.J. McAllister
Length: 17 mins
Available on Audible
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I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 5

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It's the hardy perennial of panel games that's constantly in bloom, a brimful of the funniest punnings and wittiest one-liners around. Chairman Humphrey Lyttelton and regulars Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, and Graeme Gordon are joined by special guests Stephen Fry, Jeremy Hardy, Paul Merton, and Sandi Toksvig. Hear them having their wicked way with old favourites such as One Song to the Tune of Another, Limericks, and Sound Charades, as well as the modern aural glamour of Stars in Their Ears or the totally hi-tech Spot the Website round. Thrill to the Late Arrivals at a society ball for builders with Mr and Mrs Jay and their daughter Iris and, of course, Mr and Mrs Foursugarsin-Minelove and their daughter Olive! It's the authentic antidote to panel games. Accept no substitutes. They're game. Are you?

©1999, 2003 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)1999, 2003 BBC Worldwide Ltd

Narrator:
Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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Independent Filmmaking

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So, you want to make a movie and you’ve never done it before. Well the Independent Filmmaking: The Ultimate Guide is a book that can get you started on the right path and learn what to expect going on the journey of independent filmmaking.  You will learn the basics of script writing, pre-production, finding cast and crew, production, camera, lighting, sound, editing, and distribution, just to name a few. Learn from me, a filmmaker who has learned and found success in making independent films while seeing and going through all the pitfalls. Ricky Burchell is a successful writer, director, and producer whose “indie films” have been seen all over the world. His career in independent film started as an editor and graduated to well respected writer/director.

©2020 FBC Company LLC (P)2020 FBC Company LLC

Narrator: Trevor O'Hare
Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Advancing Your Photography

5 ratings

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Take your photography to a whole new level. I'll help you take your photography to new levels with my easy-to-understand and easy-to-use handbook that is packed with tips from some of the world's best photographers. Find out how you can apply their secrets for capturing outstanding photos. With my audiobook, you will understand all steps needed to advance your photography and capture amazing photos.    Learn how to capture stunning images. I've interviewed some of the world's best photographers and found their secrets for stunning composition and pass their wisdom along to you in an easy-to-understand way. Imagine that you now have trusted mentors to help guide your photography. Gain top tips for making outstanding photographs from iconic photographers and many other leading professional photography masters of today.    Find out how to photograph in many lighting conditions. I show you how to find the best light to really make your images pop. You'll be able to instantly improve your lighting with these tips.    Are your photos not getting the love you want? We all want to be proud of our photographs, but what if they are boring to others? I'll show you how to use simple tools to make your images come to life, with great lighting and composition.    Don't know how to get inspired?  You might know there's something missing in your photography, but how do you get inspired? I tell you this simple but powerful way to expand your ability to imagine a photograph in new ways, giving you guidance on training your eye to see composition with emotional impact.   Stop being confused about camera settings. I demystify and make very clear and easy all settings on your camera so you can get out and shoot with confidence, without being distracted by your camera! You'll get tips on mastering the key points of operating your camera like a pro.   Don't be stuck in a rut with your photography. Unfortunately, too many photographers get to a certain level and find it hard to advance. Don't get bored or stuck with your own photography. I show you many ways to break out, get inspired, and advance to whole new levels.  Confused about how to process your images?  Learning all those sliders and adjustments can be confusing, but I simplify the process and make it easy to learn the secrets to processing your images to professional standards. Don't get overwhelmed with too much data. We're bombarded with so many videos, books, and people telling you what to do, it can be overwhelming. I created Advancing Your Photography so you could have one easy-to-listen-to handbook you can carry with you for easy use. All my tips are based on my decades of photography and the deep wisdom of the fantastic photographers I've interviewed. I give numerous step-by-step examples.

©2017 Mango Publishing Group (P)2018 Mango Publishing Group

Narrator: Kevin Osman
Author: Marc Silber
Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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DSLR Photography for Beginners

3 ratings

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Who else wants to take mind-blowing pictures? If you want to stand out from the crowd and capture all those magic moments for posterity, you have come to the right place. Most guides to digital SLR photography will overwhelm you with jargon, but you and I both know that’s not what photography is all about. When I first started out, I couldn’t find any course or guide that actually helped me become a better photographer. Everything out there was either packed to overflowing with technical terms or far too expensive for my means. All I wanted was to know how to take the photographs I could see in my mind - and nobody was helping me do that. That's why I’ve written this guide - so you don’t have to go through what I did. Give me just 48 hours, and I'll make you 10 times a better photographer. Signing up for an expensive course can cost you upwards of $1,000. What a waste when all you need to know is in this audiobook. Owning a digital SLR camera Is all about taking beautiful pictures. If you have paid out money to invest in a decent camera, I’m betting that, like me, you haven’t done so just to learn how many buttons it has or what lenses are made out of. In this guide, we’ll be sidestepping the boring technical information and focusing on what really matters: showing you how to use your camera to take the photographs you’ve always dreamed of, using all the benefit of my many years of experience as a photographer and the hard-earned knowledge I have gathered along the way. Some of the things we'll cover are: How to compose an image to put the focus where you want it. The tricks and techniques the professionals use to make magic with their lens. How to tell stories with your camera by manipulating your angles and framing. Everything that makes an image pop, from the rule of thirds to context and focal points. How to mix things up with specialized alternatives, from wide angle to telephoto and fish eye to tilt and shift. How to use polarizing filters, neutral density filters, and ultraviolet filters to best effect. Developing an eye for photography is possible - even if you're a complete beginner! Even if you have never picked up a camera in your life, this audiobook will help you look at everyday scenes with the practice eyes of a professional. By the time you complete this guide, you will know exactly what makes a photograph work - and exactly how to take it. Don't just take my word for it.... This audiobook covers all you need to know about your digital SLR camera and developing an eye for photography. Thousands have already proved this right. All that you need is found inside.

©2019 Brian Black (P)2019 Brian Black

Narrator: Andrew Helbig
Author: Brian Black
Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Arabian Afternoons: A Dish of Pomegranates

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Written by Rachel Joyce. A wild, dark modern fairytale, set in Damascus. The second in a series of contemporary plays inspired by stories from the Arabian Nights. It is time for Shahrazad to tell another tale to save her life. In this story within a story, we find out that if Joe doesn't find the exclusive to satisfy his ruthless editor, he will lose his job. He finds three beautiful women in Damascus but what is the truth behind their secret life? The second in a series of contemporary plays inspired by stories from the Arabian Nights. Starring Sirine Saba, Kevork Malikyan, William El-Gardi, Betsabeh Emran, Zubin Varla, Allan Corduner, Keely Beresford, Stefan Kalipha, Mozaffar Shafeie, David Seddon, and Rufus Wright. Directed by Tracey Neale.

©2012 Peter Jukes (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd

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A Domestic

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A family cleaner sees and hears everything, from the pill packet that signals that her employers are no longer trying for another child, to that unfamiliar earring in the marital bed that signals something altogether more worrying. In this five-part drama, two successful people, prosperous and happily married, pay little attention to their Polish domestic. Perhaps they should.... The Andersons seem to have a perfect marriage. Both lawyers, they have a lot in common, and laugh riotously at the antics their warring clients get up to. As well as being good friends, they are caring parents. Then one morning their cleaner, Mariola finds an earring in the marital bed. She looks closer. It belongs to Elena, the nanny. Peter Jukes' domestic thriller series stars Lydia Leonard, Neil Stuke and Clare Lawrence-Moody. Directed by Peter Kavanagh.

©2013 AudioGO Ltd (P)2013 AudioGO Ltd

Author: Peter Jukes
Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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Photography and Art: Documents and Dreams

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Cv/VAR 154 publishes a study of photography and art in which authors Marina Vaizey and Anne Blood consider the historical impact of photography from pioneers Hill and Adamson, William Fox Talbot, and Louis Daguerre to contemporary practitioners such as Andreas Gursky and Boris Mikhailov. The documentary power and graphic clarity of the medium challenged and persuaded artists such as Degas, Sickert, Andy Warhol, and Richard Hamilton, and innumerable creative voices. In their essays Marina and Anne explore the conjunctions and variations where document and dream intermingle, in a revolutionary medium which transformed the classical canons of Western tradition. The volume includes biographical details of leading figures and a guide to national collections and study centres. Cv acknowledges with gratitude the assistance of Collections and Archives at the National Portrait Gallery, London; the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Images, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Fraenkel Gallery, The Estate of Garry Winogrand and Scala Group, Florence, in the process of research for the publication. The authors: Photography and Art Marina Vaizey is an art critic, lecturer and traveller; her books include The Artist as Photographer, 100 Masterpieces of Art; Great Women Collectors. She was the art critic for the Financial Times for four years, and The Sunday Times for 18. She has curated exhibitions and written many catalogues. She has been a trustee for several national museums. Anne Blood gained a Master of Art History (MA) at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. She was the Assistant Editor at The Burlington Magazine and is now editor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York.

©2020 Cv Publications (P)2021 Cv Publications

Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
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How to Think Like a Warrior

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Mental toughness is what you need to be in control of your life. Do you find yourself feeling like a victim all the time? Always make bad decisions? Have you lost your vigor and feel tired all the time? Do you suffer from bad thoughts and anxiety? Do you want more out of life and to be able to accomplish your goals? From when we were young, we learned that commitment was important in life. Failure never had a hold over us. Then, as we grew into adulthood, we let our emotions take control of our thoughts and being. We conditioned ourselves to let self-doubt and weakness take over. This audiobook will help you to become a dynamo of willpower, have a strong mind, and be unstoppable.  You want to instill confidence in yourself and take on any challenges life throws at you. You need the right tools to achieve more in life, not a newsletter or a guide filled with fluff only to redirect you to a site to purchase something. This guide will take you there and more so you feel no more stress and can easily control your mind and thoughts. Being mentally tough is a process by which you become stronger, you achieve more, you focus, and you can face anything in life. Go grab your copy now and start being who you were meant to be!

©2018 Brock Armstrong (P)2019 Brock Armstrong

Narrator: Tony Acland
Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Photography: Portrait Photography

1 rating

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Do You Want to Learn How to Take Stunning Portraits Effortlessly? Have you always loved the idea of portraiture photography, and yet have never been able to make a portrait you were completely satisfied with? This book will provide the help you have been seeking, and more! Here Is a Preview of What You'll Learn: Different types of portraiture Photo history, and why you should be doing your research How to develop trust with your model What camera settings to use How to properly light a scene using natural, available, and studio controlled light What tools you can use to create any mood you want How to make the most of a pose How to take a successful self-portrait How to successfully photograph a group The basics of retouching Some more advanced techniques for those of you with prior experience or an adventurous spirit Techniques for use in more abstract or conceptual portraiture How to make a good print of your final image This book will walk you through each of these procedures step by step, and with time, practice, and patience, you'll learn how to make a stunning, successful portrait both you and your model will be very satisfied with. Additionally, despite being more geared toward the beginning photographer, this book should provide more insight and a fresh lesson for every photographer, no matter their skill level.

©2015 Sender Publishing (P)2015 Sender Publishing

Narrator: John Edmondson
Author: James Carren
Length: 57 mins
Available on Audible
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DSLR Photography for Beginners

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Learn how to take your camera skills beyond the automatic mode and discover how to unleash the full power of DSLR to take your photography skills to the next level! Are you tired of taking shot after countless shot, but not being impressed with your results? Do you want to get rid of the guesswork and find actionable advice that will help you capture gorgeous images? If yes, then keep reading. In this audiobook, Anthony Jacquard gets rid of the fluff and filler and shows you how to become a better photographer without spending tons of money on overpriced photography courses or poring through tomes of boring camera manuals. In DSLR Photography for Beginners audiobook, you're going to discover the following: Types of digital cameras and how to select the best ones for your budget and unique needs A crash guide to mastering camera controls to help you get your first or next perfect shot The five-step digital workflow used by professional photographers to streamline their creative process All you need to know about image formats from JPEGs and PNGs to RAWs Seven tips to help you keep your camera in pristine condition Seven critical things every up and coming photographer needs to know about the DSLR camera How to master the art of camera lenses to produce great images every time ...and more! Whether you're using a Canon, Nikon, or Sony, this powerful audiobook is packed with deep insights about photography and practical advice that will take your photos from average to mind-blowing in as little time as possible! So what are you waiting for? Listen now get started!

©2019 Anthony Jacquard (P)2019 Anthony Jacquard

Narrator: Jacob McNatt
Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
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Doris Lessing

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Dramatisations and readings of novels and short stories by Nobel laureate Doris Lessing - plus a bonus documentary, 'Open Book', examining her life and career. One of the most celebrated and important authors of the 20th century, Doris Lessing was awarded a Nobel Prize for the ‘visionary power’ of her fiction, which spans a variety of genres and explores themes such as racism, feminism and social and political upheaval. This collection includes the radio productions of three of her acclaimed novels and four short stories, as well as a fascinating discussion of her life and work. 'The Good Terrorist' - Olivia Vinall stars in this adaptation of Doris Lessing’s satire of incompetent revolutionaries in a London squat. 'Lucy Grange' - Exiled from the sophistication of her homeland, stylish Lucy seeks solace and comfort and learns 'to accept the second-rate'. Read by Estelle Kohler. 'The Grass Is Singing' - In this powerful exploration of racial politics in 1940s Rhodesia, adapted from Doris Lessing’s first novel, a white woman’s troubled relationship with her black houseboy comes to a violent end. Starring Alison Pettit and Tracy-Ann Oberman. 'Flight' - A laughing, teasing granddaughter and a dovecote full of strutting birds are an old man's only escape from his cold family home. Read by Jack Klaff. 'The Golden Notebook' - Susannah Harker stars in this dramatisation of Doris Lessing’s groundbreaking novel about marriage, motherhood, mental breakdown and communism. 'The Death of a Chair' - A lived-in chair is bought at auction, where it begins its final journey towards discovery and destruction. Read by Barbara Marten. 'Open Book: Doris Lessing' - Mariella Frostrup talks to Doris Lessing about her long and extraordinarily varied writing career.

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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The Hero's 2 Journeys

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Make your story the best it can be on two levels. Hear each superstar teacher present his unique approach to story telling. The "Outer Journey" is the essential structural principles driving every successful plot. Each brings years of practical experience and extensive research to story structure, character arc, and how to give your story greater commercial appeal. Full of specific examples. The "Inner Journey" is the deeper storyline that makes a story truly great. Hauge's view: The Hero moves from hiding within a protective identity to experiencing his or her true essence. Vogler's view: The Hero's inner need is invisible at first, but is revealed to the Hero by the end of the story. Full of specific examples. This is ideal listening for all writers (including screenwriters, novelists, and playwrights), actors, filmmakers, studio executives, game designers and developers, storytellers, and anyone with a passion for movies and stories.

©2003 Michael Hauge and Christopher Vogler (P)2003 Writer's AudioShop

Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
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Art Therapy: The Science of Happiness

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Inside you will learn about Music therapy Dance therapy Drawing therapy Coloring Neuroscience and art therapy  And much more!  Who can benefit from art therapy? The best thing about art therapy is that it doesn’t ask for you to have the mad skills of Leonardo da Vinci or Picasso to be admitted and reap its benefits. Also, it doesn’t have age limits. So it’s basically meant for me, you, him, her - everyone!  Famous quotes: "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." - Bob Marley "Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." - Victor Hugo "The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls." - Pablo Picasso "I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for." - Georgia O'Keeffe "Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body."- Martha Graham "To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking." - Agnes de Mille "To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard." - Allen Ginsberg, WD "If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad." - Lord Byron

©2015 Paul Catalani (P)2018 Paul Catalani

Narrator: Bill Conway
Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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Inside the Business of Graphic Design

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Inside the Business of Graphic Design casts a precise and realistic light on the risks, requirements, and rewards of running a creative and successful design business. Whether you dream of setting up a small studio, or whether you've been on your own for years, this provocative guide is an important source of success strategies for every graphics professional.

©2003 Catharine Fishel (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Martin Moran
Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
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Cricut Design Space for Beginners

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Are you an artist? Are you looking for strategies to design and cut your Cricut project? Or are you a novice, and you are anxious to know more about Cricut design space? If your answer is yes, you are at the right place. This beginner’s guide will put you through and guide you step by step. This is a step-by-step guide that will assist you with understanding every one of the insider facts of the Cricut machine and will direct you towards an all-out authority of the considerable number of devices that you will require for the acknowledgment of the most intricate activities.  This book offers a fledgling's aide on the best way to begin utilizing a Cricut machine, and how to benefit from your Cricut machine understanding.  The Cricut Design Space software helps in the production of an undertaking from the earliest starting point and peruses a lot of pictures, ventures which are predesigned in "Make It Now", and the textual styles in the Cricut Image Library. This application depends on the cloud and matches up with the different gadgets so the pictures and the tasks can be gotten to whenever one needs it. The in-manufactured camera can be utilized to envision any extent on a genuine foundation. It helps in remote association with the Cricut Maker Machine or the Cricut Explore and afterward, cutting the ventures.  You will also learn: Exploring the circuit machine Cricut Design Space Project ideas Cricut design space panel Aligning the top panel Exploring slice tool Cricut ideas for selling your greeting card projects - Put your ideas into your Cricut projects. Cricut design space project Cute birthday gift bag  Valentine's gift tags  Vinyl car window deal sticker  Customized pillow  Print and cut cricut t-shirt  Personalized water bottle  Planner stickers  Now that you have seen what this beginners guide contains, scroll to the top of the page and select the "Buy Now" button.

©2020 Joe White (P)2020 Joe White

Narrator: Joe Wosik
Author: Joe White
Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
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Exposure Mastery: Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO

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Exposure Mastery takes a basic understanding of Digital SLR cameras and transforms it into professional-level skill. Covering the integral physics of the tool of a photographer’s trade, the guide transforms pure knowledge into artistic know-how.  Written by a professional photographer, Exposure Mastery introduces the amateur photographer to the most fundamental ingredient in a professional photograph: light. From here, it branches out to cover all the important aspects of photography and the tricks of the trade every photographer should know.

©2020 Brian Black (P)2020 Brian Black

Narrator: Andrew Helbig
Author: Brian Black
Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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Breve historia del arte [Brief history of art]

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Con prólogo de JUAN ESLAVA GALÁN  "Al final la lectura deviene la música de un río ancho y calmo que nos arrastra junto con los objetos que expresan la cultura del mundo hacia un océano apacible de remansadas sensaciones y conocimientos. Un acierto pleno y una obra que, estoy seguro, va a ocupar un lugar importante en la bibliografía del tema.  "Una obra madura y acabada, en dosis sabiamente combinadas del ensayo histórico, de la crítica de arte y del informa técnico, todo ello en un techo de impecable carpintería expositiva, urdido con la maestría del que sabe y la pedagogía del que sabe explicar".(Juan Eslava Galán)  Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 

©2014 Ediciones Nowtilus, S.L. (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Eduardo Diez
Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
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Photography Composition: 12 Composition Rules for Your Photos to Shine

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In Photography Composition, you will find all you need to know to learn the basics of composition. It will teach you the proper terms and ways to apply rules that you might already know instinctively yet not quite understand why they work the way they do. Here's a preview of what you'll learn: Happy accidents: This tip teaches you how to pay attention to the following rules in order to replicate happy accidents and to be able to more purposefully craft your photographs. Rule of thirds: It teaches you where to place points of interest in your photos. Leading lines: This tip shows you how lines can help move a viewer's eye around the composition. Move around: Moving around gives you access to different perspectives, which might actually bring better compositions than what you first assumed. Horizon lines: Different from leading lines, horizon lines break up the frame into two parts. Shape: You will learn how to utilize shape that already exists in the frame and how to create it where you want it using points of interest. Foreground and background: This tip mentions usage of midground and why you should take advantage of the entire depth of your frame, not just the immediate foreground. Weight: You can give weight to your photos by placing a "heavier" subject to one side or the top or bottom of a frame. Juxtaposition: This basically means that you will place two opposite things side by side. Balance: Balance - ironically, you may think - is achieved in odd numbers. Tension: You can create tension by examining the relationships of your subjects and composing them accordingly. Framing: Framing can dramatically alter a viewer's perception of a scene. Color: Color can often be used as a crutch by new photographers.

©2015 Sender Publishing (P)2015 Sender Publishing

Narrator: John Edmondson
Author: James Carren
Length: 34 mins
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Photography: Landscape Photography

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Do you want to learn how to take stunning landscape photos? Look no further! Landscape Photography - 10 Essential Tips to Take Your Landscape Photography to The Next Level is exactly what you need to take your landscape photography skills through the roof! This audiobook is a fabulous tool for any photographer just starting out in the genre of landscape photography. While the audiobook does offer some technical insights and guidelines on how to get the most out of your camera, it is focused on the art of seeing, and how beautiful landscapes can be created using the elements and principles of design. In this way, anyone, at any level, whether they shoot on manual or auto, can create a captivating landscape. Here is a preview of what you'll learn... A brief history on landscape photography and its movements The perfect time of day to capture beautiful landscape photos The #1 mistake all beginner photographers make and how to easily fix it An in-depth look at the conceptual side of landscape photography How to use settings like aperture, shutter speed, and ISO speed to capture amazing scenes The best ways to capture panoramic photos The basics of composition and color theory The importance of light in every single shot you take All the important tools needed for a successful shoot Photoshop tricks to get the most out of a body of work And much, much more! For anyone that has been wondering how and when to begin making panoramas and HDR pictures, it's so simple. Instructions as well as insight are discussed. To finish off, there is a list of daily things to do to get into the habit of landscape photography.

©2015 Sender Publishing (P)2015 Sender Publishing

Narrator: John Edmondson
Author: James Carren
Length: 1 hr
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Drag

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Drag celebrates the fabulous current and historical influence of drag, and its talented and inspiring performers.  Since man first walked the Earth...in heels, no other art form has wielded as unique an influence on pop culture as drag. Drag artists have now sashayed their way to snatch the crowns as the queens of mainstream entertainment.  Through informative and witty essays chronicling over 100 years of drag, listeners will embark on a Priscilla-like journey through pop culture, from television shows like The Milton Berle Show, Bosom Buddies, and RuPaul's Drag Race, to films like Some Like It Hot, To Wong Foo..., and Tootsie, and Broadway shows like Hedwig and the Angry Inch, La Cage aux Folles, and Kinky Boots. With stops in cities around the globe, and packed with interviews and commentaries on the dramas, joys, and love that "make-up" a life in wigs and heels, Drag features contributions from today's most groundbreaking and popular artists, including Bianca del Rio, Miss Coco Peru, Hedda Lettuce, Lypsinka, and Varla Jean Merman, as well as notable performers as Harvey Fierstein and Charles Busch.  Cover Photo of Tempest DuJour by Scotty Kirby

©2019 Frank DeCaro; Foreword: Bruce Vilanch (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
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Monster Madness: Mutants, Space Invaders, and Drive-Ins

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Part two of a multi-part series with distinguished actors, directors, writers, composers, and special effects mavens examining the history of the horror, fantasy, and science fiction films from the groundbreaking silent 1920s through the Golden Age of Universal, the Silver Age of Hammer and up through the 1980s and beyond. Mutants, Space Invaders and Drive-Ins takes you into the 1950s and the Golden Age of Sci-Fi films. Many of these films were born out of the fear of atomic war and paranoia about UFO's and the McCarthy anti-communist crusade. Covered are legendary films like The Thing, Forbidden Planet, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, This Island Earth, Plan 9 From Outer Space, and many others. Includes a tribute to Forrest Ackerman, the legendary editor of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine and the man credited with coining the term "Sci-Fi".

©2014 Filmlandia (P)2014 Filmlandia

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Under the Sign of Saturn

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Sontag's most important critical writings from 1972 to 1980 are collected in Under the Sign of Saturn. One of America's leading essayists, Sontag's writings are commentaries on the relation between moral and aesthetic ideas, discussing the works of Antonin Artaud, Leni Riefenstahl, Elias Canetti, Walter Benjamin, and others. The collection includes a variety of her well-known essays.  In "Fascinating Fascism", Sontag eviscerates Leni Riefenstahl's attempts to rehabilitate her image after working for Adolf Hitler on propaganda films during World War II. "Approaching Artaud" reflects on the work and influence of French actor, director, and writer Antonin Artaud. The title essay is a study of the life and temperament of Walter Benjamin, who Sontag describes as a sad and lonesome man. The book also includes the essays "On Paul Goodman", "Syberberg's Hitler", "Remembering Barthes", and "Mind as Passion".  Susan Sontag's writings are famously full of intellectual range and depth, and are at turns exhilarating, ominous, disturbing, and beautiful. Under the Sign of Saturn manages to touch on all of these notes and more. 

©2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Author: Susan Sontag
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
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Cricut Design Space for Beginners + Cricut Project Ideas

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You are one click away from learning how to unleash the full power of a Cricut machine and its accompanying software, the Cricut Design Space, to create captivating works of art! The Cricut machine is without doubt a masterpiece with capabilities that were unfathomable a few years ago. However, while it promises a lot, many beginner Cricut machine users have a hard time taking advantage of all the simple, intermediate, and advanced capabilities of the Cricut machine and the Cricut Design Space. In the end, many users are disappointed by this masterpiece because they can’t make the works of art they had hoped to make with vinyl, fabric, clothes, paper, glass and more! If this sounds like you, today is your lucky day because this book is about to expand your knowledge of the Cricut machine and Cricut Design Space to help you make the most of this amazing technology to make your scrapbooking hobby worth celebrating! If you are probably wondering.... How do you set up your Cricut machine and the Cricut Design Space software properly to ensure it does not bring errors? How do you set it up to create different items using different kinds of materials? How do you choose a Cricut machine if you have not purchased one already? How do you master the Cricut machine and the Design Space software to a point where you can create anything you want seamlessly; do you need to go through formal training? How do you troubleshoot the machine and the software in case there is a problem? If you have these and other related questions about the Cricut machine and the Cricut Design Space, this book is for you so keep listening. More precisely, in this book, you will learn: The basics about the Cricut machine, including its history and the current models, useful accessories that you should have for the machine and more Reasons why you need the Cricut machine How to properly and correctly set up your Cricut machine, how to configure the Cricut machine properly and how to maintain it How to master the Cricut machine, including how to troubleshoot a Cricut machine, doing firmware updates of the Cricut machine and more How to choose the best and right Cricut machine for you to use How to make the most use of the Cricut machine, including a list of materials that Cricut can cut and how to use the Cricut machine to do that Helpful advice on Cricut projects for beginners, including how to use ready-to-make projects in Cricut Design Space The ins and outs of Cricut Design Space How to master the Cricut design and the Cricut maker engraving tools How to make different everyday items using the Cricut machine And much more! It is true that the Cricut machine and the Design Space software have a steep learning curve. However, you are in luck because this book offers the newest and most structured approach to intermediate designers and beginners by covering all you need to know about the Cricut machine and the Cricut Design Space to help you express your creativity and make amazing designs.

©2020 Michael R. Jacobs (P)2020 Michael R. Jacobs

Narrator: Layce Gardner
Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
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Landscape Photography: The Ultimate Guide to Landscape Photography at Night

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Discover the secrets to mastering photography at night! Night photography and astrophotography can be two of the most frustrating subgenres of landscape. A lot of the reason for this is because: 1. It really is a hard subject to master due to the lack of light. 2. People don't understand how to go about mastering it. It's very technical, math based, and has a lot of steps. While this can put a lot of people off, I'm here to break it down for you. Planning is absolutely key, and I'll walk you through every step you need to make your shoot successful. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: Tips and tricks for photographing in low light: Before diving right into night photography, I think it's best to get your feet wet with a little introduction to the world of low-light photography. If you can master this, night photography is the next logical step. The tips include information on the importance of selecting ISO and using a tripod to reduce shake. Astrophotography and night photography: I explain the difference; inclusion of landscape along with the sky or without. How dark does it need to be? This chapter discusses how to figure out the light pollution in your area and a few tips on how to combat it or use it to your advantage if need be. The gear: This comprehensive list breaks down the essential gear you need to make it work. Planning your shoot and composition: Talks about all the steps you need to take to make your shoot successful Getting star trails: how to make beautiful star trails in your image. Getting point stars: provides opposite techniques to the previous tip, including how to determine exposure time for this style. Editing: Night photography has its own kind of retouching that you have to do to get the perfect image, and I break down all the steps and how to make them work for you.

©2015 Sender Publishing (P)2015 Sender Publishing

Narrator: Randal Schaffer
Author: James Carren
Length: 36 mins
Available on Audible
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Kein Mensch sagt mehr Beat

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Aus der Hoerspielpark-Reihe BITTE HÖREN! Bonn im Jahre 1969. Ein Wahlkandidat der CDU möchte die mehrheitlich linksbewegte Jugend von der "Street Credibility" der Konservativen überzeugen und lässt eine Vinyl-Single mit den Aufnahmen lokaler Beatbands produzieren, die er nachts in Kneipen und Diskotheken der Stadt an potentielle Jungwähler verteilt. Vierzig Jahre später kauft Rafael Jové die unscheinbare Single mit dem Titel "Hans Daniels präsentiert Bonner Beatbands" in einem Fürther Trödelgeschäft und findet auf ihr ein James Brown infiziertes Stück Funk, so roh und ungefiltert, wie man es aus Deutschland nie vermutet hätte. Jové reist der Geschichte dieser alten Schallplatte hinterher und er trifft alle, die mit ihr zu tun hatten: CDU-Wahlkämpfer, den ehemaligen Bonner Oberbürgermeister Hans Daniels, älter gewordene Musiker, Fans und Schallplattenhändler. Aus ihren unterschiedlichen Blickwinkeln und Positionen zeichnen sie das Bild einer Zeit, aus der eine radikal veränderte Gesellschaft hervorgegangen ist. So erzählt "Kein Mensch sagt mehr Beat" weit mehr als die Geschichte eines Tonträgers. Es erzählt von linkem Mainstream und Rockstarträumen und davon, wie schnell der Idealismus dem Pragmatismus geopfert wird. Und es erzählt die Geschichte eines Medienprodukts, das von allen Beteiligten als folgenlose Episode in die Peripherie ihrer Lebensläufe abgeschoben wurde, 40 Jahre nach seinem Erscheinen eine popkulturelle Neubewertung erfährt und zu seinen verwunderten Urhebern zurückfindet. In deiner Audible-Bibliothek findest du für dieses Hörerlebnis eine PDF-Datei mit zusätzlichem Material.

©2010 Rafael Jové (P)2011 Hoerspielpark. Produktion: Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

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Photography: Photography Lighting

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Discover ALL the Photography Lighting Tricks the Pros Use! The focus of this audiobook is not only on learning how to use lighting properly, but how to set up a solid home studio. The audiobook walks through all of the specifications you need to select a good space: north-facing light and wide open space with clean, plainly painted walls. Don't know what you'll need for your studio? Following chapter three, you will! Here is a preview of what you'll learn... How to set up your home studio All the gear you need The different types of lighting How to setup lights Still-life lighting Portraiture lighting And so much more! In no time you will start taking stunning, crisp, beautiful pictures that will make all your friends wonder how good you got so fast!

©2015 Sender Publishing (P)2015 Sender Publishing

Narrator: John Edmondson
Author: James Carren
Length: 57 mins
Available on Audible
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Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light, 100 Art Writings 1988-2018

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Hot Cold Heavy Light collects 100 writings - some long, some short - that taken together form a group portrait of many of the world’s most significant and interesting artists. From Pablo Picasso to Cindy Sherman, Old Masters to contemporary masters, paintings to comix, and saints to charlatans, Schjeldahl ranges widely through the diverse and confusing art world, an expert guide to a dazzling scene.  No other writer enhances the listener's experience of art in precise, jargon-free prose as Schjeldahl does. His reviews are more essay than criticism, and he offers engaging and informative accounts of artists and their work. For more than three decades, he has written about art with Emersonian openness and clarity. A fresh perspective, an unexpected connection, a lucid gloss on a big idea awaits the listener in every minute of this big, absorbing, buzzing audiobook.

©2019 Peter Schjeldahl (P)2019 Abrams Press

Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
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The Principles of Aesthetics

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The Principles of Aesthetics can be considered the definitive work on aesthetics, the philosophy of art, beauty, and taste. It is the result of a series of lectures given by Dewitt H. Parker, and gives a comprehensive review of a truly extensive subject. Every person has some sense of the beautiful and the ugly. We all admire certain images, combinations of sound, taste, smell, or feeling. But where does this enjoyment come from? If our tastes were all alike, we could find precise formulae that define the beautiful and discover the keys to the nature of art. But our tastes differ from one person to the next, and even from one moment to the next. This is what makes beauty a mystery. Art is a grasping at the intangible reality that surrounds and transcends our attempts to order the world. This is what makes the philosophy of aesthetics so fascinating. At the very least, it gives us insight into our nature as human beings. At best, it can let us glimpse the nature of truth beyond reason and intention. It has been said that art imitates nature. Perhaps some ephemeral quality of the natural world is reflected in our sense of beauty and taste. The philosophy of aesthetics is focused on these questions. It delves into the mysterious pool from which artists and poets derive their inspiration. With this piece, Dewitt H. Parker gives us a beautiful and thorough introduction into a field that points towards the mysteries of the human experience. A summary precedes the full narration, giving a biography of the author, as well as an overview, synopsis, and analysis of the work. The summary is capped by a brief look at the historical context of Dewitt's work, as well as the criticism and social impact it evoked.

©2017 AudioLearn (P)2017 AudioLearn

Length: 13 hrs
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Contemporary Art, The Med

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There are three things that we have to take into account when attempting to assess the impact of the contemporary sensibility in art on the culture of the various countries bordering the Mediterranean. First, the way in which each of these territories responds to the idea of the contemporary is bound up with its own cultural history. Every Mediterranean coastline possesses a hinterland, and this hinterland exercises an enormous influence on what is seen on the coast itself.

©2014,2018 Cv Publications (P)2018 Cv Publications

Narrator: Paul Bright
Length: 36 mins
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Photography: Darkroom Photography

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Have you ever wondered how to make a darkroom print? My goal with this book is to walk you through the entirety of the process, from selecting your film to pressing and toning a print. Here is a preview of what you'll learn.... First, I give a quick rundown on shooting film. In this chapter you get tips on how to select your brand and ISO of film and how that choice affects the final product. I also discuss how to take a properly exposed photo. Opening your film can be a little tricky. I break this down, with different technique suggestions, and tell you how to load your film reel and tank. The next chapter is all about processing film for 35mm and 120mm. I talk about how to set up chemicals, use them, and dispose of them properly. I also discuss how to make contact sheets and how to use them to your benefit for making prints. I walk you through basic printmaking, from filter selection to test strips to the final print. Dodging and burning is a more advanced technique to further enhance the overall look of your image. Final print prep is also a very important step in the entire printmaking process. If you don't properly drain, dry, and press your photos, they won't be of great quality for display or selling. Toning is another advanced technique that will give your prints beautiful color and a unique pop others won't have. It's always important to digitize your prints and negatives so you have them for further reference and for your website later as well. I go through all these things and more!

©2015 Sender Publishing (P)2015 Sender Publishing

Narrator: Dan Orders
Author: James Carren
Length: 37 mins
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Painted Lives

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An in-depth study by Marina Vaizey explores the lives and art of David Hockney and Vanessa Bell, drawing on exhibitions at the Tate and Dulwich Picture Gallery.

©2017 Cv Publications (P)2017 Cv Publications

Narrator: Denise Kahn
Length: 59 mins
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Black and White Photography

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Black and white photography is considered by some to be more difficult than color photography, simply because color ceases to be an element in the finished product. However, it is still an element to be considered while shooting, because color affects what greys, whites, and blacks you get as a result. Black and white can make your photos much simpler, pared down to the basics. This can make photographs appear more serious or scary, or even take away considerations of decade or century. Photographs also need different development in post, as well as different considerations for grain. Here's a preview of what you'll learn: Deciding whether or not to shoot in black and white: there is no right or wrong answer; they can be for aesthetic consideration or to make an image less distracting. Tonal differences and contrast: I explain why color is still important, because the color content of a scene will affect your tonal ranges. Being technically competent: This tip explains the usage of different ISOs and how black and white grain differs from color grain. Pay attention to the light: Light is very important in any photo, but here, it can help change the mood of a black and white photo very quickly. Texture: Texture becomes even more important in black and white photos than it does in color, because you have one less element to work with. Composition: Refer to this tip for a short refresher on the elements of composition, and how you can use them to make your photos stronger. Headshots: This tip explains the pros and cons of shooting headshots in black and white, as well as things to consider when doing so. Post Processing: Learn how to control your color channels and contrast in reference to black and white photos. Creating almost black and white photos: Learn how to purposefully create such images to delight viewers at their subtlety.

©2015 Sender Publishing (P)2015 Sender Publishing

Narrator: John Edmondson
Author: James Carren
Length: 33 mins
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How to Draw: Learn a Proven Step-by-Step Method to Improving Your Drawing Ability Today

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Learn how to improve your drawing ability now! It is best however, to try your hand on something different from time to time to widen the scope of your abilities and to discover which aspect of drawing are you most good at. This audiobook will give you different options or fields to improve your crafts on. It can be in drawing mangas and animes; or it could be on faces of people and animals; it can also be on structures or landscapes. Whatever your point of interest is, we’ll help you become a better artist on that field. Here’s an inescapable fact: you will need to allot at least 30 minutes of your daily life in practicing and applying the step-by-step guide that we provide here if you really want to be a better artist. If your life depends on the drawings you make, or if your bread and butter is teaching arts, then you will really need to improve your skills and increase your knowledge so you can effectively impart what you have learned and share it with others who share your passion. Moreover, if you have kids who are also interested in drawing, then it is the best time to use and apply what you have been taught through this audiobook so your kid can best learn from you and improve their craft on their own. I can assure you that in spending a little of your time everyday, you will notice progress within a very short time. We can guarantee that all the steps here are proven and tested, and if you are not making any progress, then maybe it is not the destination you are supposed to tread. If you are an artist, or if you merely have an interest in drawing, then there is no reason for you to worry, because this audiobook will surely hone your skills and talent. It’s time for you to become the kind of artist that you have longed to be. Explore now and improve your craft.... Here is a preview of what you'll learn.... Tips on how to draw better Mastering line drawing techniques Mastering shape in arts Mastering shading techniques Mastering color techniques Mastering gesture drawing And much, much more!

©2014 Tom Hunter (P)2018 Tom Hunter

Narrator: Mindy Newell
Author: Tom Hunter
Length: 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Mythologies

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Les Mythologies présentent des pensées par fragments que Roland Barthes a écrites au fil des mois, à partir de supports d'actualités diverses, et qui, ensemble, permettent de faire un sens et de découvrir les mythes de notre vie quotidienne. Roland Barthes offre une tentative aboutie de réconciliation de l'homme avec l'objet, en distinguant toujours l'histoire et le naturel, l'objet et son mythe.

©1957 Éditions du Seuil (P)2010 Éditions Thélème

Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
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The Painted Word

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No one skewers the popular movements of American culture like Tom Wolfe. In 1975, he turned his satirical pen to the pretensions of the contemporary art world - a world of social climbing, elitist posturing, and ingeniously absurd self-justifying theorizing. From the fuliginous flatness of the 50s to the pop op minimal 60s, right on through the now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t 70s, Tom Wolfe debunks the great American myth of modern art in an incandescent, hilarious, and devastating blast.

©1975 Tom Wolfe (P)2000 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Harold N. Cropp
Author: Tom Wolfe
Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
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Bob Hope Show

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This episode of Bob Hope's classic NBC radio show originally aired on December 24, 1946. Bob Hope made his radio debut on NBC in May 1937. He became a top-rated fixture on Tuesday nights with his theme song, "Thanks for the Memories". His legendary broadcasts from military bases around the world helped boost American morale during the dark days of World War II. Over the years, his radio regulars included Jerry Colonna, Brenda and Cobina, Vera Vague, Wendall Niles, and orchestras led by Skinnay Ennis and Les Brown. Featured singers on the show included Judy Garland, Frances Langford, Doris Day, and Gloria Jean. Hope's radio career lasted well into the mid-1950s. By then, he had become a major movie and television star. He died on July 29, 2003, at the age of 100.

©2006 Radio Spirits Inc. (P)2006 Radio Spirits Inc.

Length: 29 mins
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How to Draw What You See

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When it was originally published in 1970, How to Draw What You See zoomed to the top of Watson-Guptill’s best-seller list - and it has remained there ever since. “I believe that you must be able to draw things as you see them - realistically”, wrote Rudy de Reyna in his introduction. Today, generations of artists have learned to draw what they see, to truly capture the world around them, using de Reyna’s methods. How to Draw What You See shows artists how to recognize the basic shape of an object - cube, cylinder, cone, or sphere - and use that shape to draw the object, no matter how much detail it contains.

©1996 Rudy De Reyna (P)2020 Reyna LLC

Narrator: Matt Hawkins
Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
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Tiffany Haddish: She Ready!

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Rising comedy star Tiffany Haddish takes the stage in her hometown of Los Angeles to tackle subjects ranging from her early days in foster care and being bullied on the playground, to getting her revenge on ex-boyfriends and introducing Will and Jada Pinkett Smith to Groupon. With a bold and unique style of comedy and her refreshingly positive outlook on life, Haddish proves she ready for the spotlight!

©2017 Comedy Dynamics (P)2018 Comedy Dynamics

Narrator: Tiffany Haddish
Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Tom Papa: Human Mule

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Tom Papa has become a human mule, and he’s not afraid to admit it. In this follow-up to his 2013 special, Tom is at his fast-paced comedic best while relating the everyman struggles of family life, falling behind to the superrich, and his hilarious cure for angry young men.

©2016 Comedy Dynamics (P)2018 Comedy Dynamics

Narrator: Tom Papa
Author: Tom Papa
Length: 57 mins
Available on Audible
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Mastering Drones

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The information below is the reason I wrote this book, drones will be commercialized in the future surrounding the year 2025 according to research I've seen. Now is the time as an entrepreneur for making money with drones. Commercial drones and their services are expected to become a multibillion-dollar industry in the next decade, according to a new report from market intelligence firm Tractica. The report says that in 2017, drone revenue should amount to $792 million - mostly from hardware sales. By 2025, Tractica predicts the market will rise to $12.6 billion, with two-thirds of the revenue coming from drone-based services rather than hardware. "A number of major industries are seeing strong value propositions in utilizing drones for commercial use," says Tractica research analyst Manoj Sahi. He named media, real estate and disaster relief as just a few of the industries that could use drone-enabled services. The report says that advances in technology, economies of scale, cloud-based applications and the drive to disrupt the market will contribute to commercial drone success in the coming years. Via GeekWire

©2017 Adidas Wilson (P)2017 Adidas Wilson

Narrator: Suzanne Moore
Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
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Photography Exposure

7 ratings

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Learn How to Take Stunning Photos Effortlessly! Ever wonder what exposure is? Well, this audiobook will make it all clear. It will also teach you how to make a proper exposure time and time again. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: A general overview of what exposure is The components it's made up of: ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. ISO: the speed at which light is allowed into the camera Shutter speed: the amount of time that light is allowed into the camera How much light is coming into the lens I also explain how to make proper use of them and how they work, being systems based on fractions I explain how aperture controls depth of field and the concept of depth of field Camera modes can help you figure out where you need to be with your exposure. I explain the four most common and their uses as well as the concept of equivalent exposure. Finally, if you do need to fix your exposure for any reason, I give tips for both underexposure and overexposure. This book will give you a rounded and complete idea of how to control exposure. The book isn't DSLR or analog specific and covers aspects of both. It explains the three components to exposure, which are ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. Concepts such as depth of field and a quick overview of Ansel Adams' zone system are also covered. The focus is mainly on how to get a great exposure from the start, but there are also tips on how to fix an overexposed or underexposed photo. At the end of the book, you should feel more at ease with your camera and be able to take a technically solid photograph. Hurry! Take action now, and download your very own copy today!

©2015 Sender Publishing (P)2015 Sender Publishing

Narrator: Fred DeRuvo
Author: James Carren
Length: 41 mins
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Paris Art Quest

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As a concise history of 100 years of contemporary art, Paris Art Quest is entertaining as a real-time search for the meaning of modern painting. The experience of Paris, France, in the mid-'60s is coupled with recently returning. The former student life, art museums, galleries, and vibrancy of Paris is shared. Numerous public libraries have had this art book stocked.

©2018 Lonnie Pelletier (P)2020 Lonnie Pelletier

Narrator: James Geagan
Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Drones

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Drones: Mastering Flight Techniques is a complete guide to flying your drone. Created as a standalone book, it is also the natural follow-up to the first book in the series, Drones: The Professional Drone Pilot's Manual, and was designed to support and guide you as you build on your piloting experience. With Drones: Mastering Flight Techniques, you will learn how to grow your confidence with proven and practiced flight techniques that also add to and enhance your current skill set. Within the book you will learn many flight and filming techniques, some industry specific but many that can be applied to multiple situations. There are step by step methods for the following: Numerous "reveal" shot techniques General drone filming and photography methods How to film moving targets with examples Tried and tested methods for creating professional surveys, map making, and 3D models - along with examples Racing drone flight techniques As well as a multitude of flight techniques, there are also sections dedicated to good airmanship, airworthiness, what to do in the event of a crash, and weather conditions. The book also contains actual worked examples and finishes with some additional tips and FAQs. As UAV/drone pilots, it is important that we fly safely at all times, this book was written with the hopes of not only increasing your skill as a drone pilot, but also to ensure that you get the most out of your drone. Have fun and fly responsibly. Brian Halliday is a lifelong aircraft enthusiast and has been operating drones as a commercial UAV pilot for five years, maintaining, modifying, and flying a wide range of UAVs. His main works include mapping natural areas and nature reserves in the name of conservation and maintenance and contributing to wildlife informational productions and projects.

©2017 Brian Halliday (P)2017 Brian Halliday

Narrator: Mark Thomas
Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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La chambre claire

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Le jeu de Daniel Mesguich au service de l'écriture de Roland Barthes : l’'ssociation de deux arts qui brillent par leur sensibilité, pour en sublimer un autre, celui de la photographie. Marpa fut très remué lorsque son fils fut tué, et l'un de ses disciples dit : "Vous nous disiez toujours que tout est illusion. Qu'en est-il de la mort de votre fils, n'est-ce pas une illusion ?" Et Marpa répondit : "Certes, mais la mort de mon fils est une super-illusion." ( Pratique de la voie tibétaine) La Chambre claire se présente au départ comme un essai sur la photographie. À ce titre, il est devenu une référence majeure. Mais il s'agit aussi et surtout d'un superbe récit. Au moment où Roland Barthes découvre le lien essentiel entre la photographie et l'épreuve intime qui l'obsède- la mort de sa mère -, il parvient à nous emporter dans un cheminement à la recherche du temps perdu et de l'être aimé. Comme l'explique Benoît Peeters dans l'entretien qui accompagne ici la bouleversante lecture de Daniel Mesguich, l'expérience la plus noire devient alors lumineuse ; c'est pourquoi ce livre, peut-être le plus beau de Roland Barthes, ne s'appelle pas la chambre obscure, mais bien La chambre claire.

©1980 Éditions de l'Étoile / Gallimard / Le Seuil (P)2016 Audiolib

Narrator: Daniel Mesguich
Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
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How to See

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How does art work? How does it move us, inform us, challenge us? Internationally renowned painter David Salle's incisive essay collection illuminates the work of many of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Engaging with a wide range of Salle's friends and contemporaries - from painters to conceptual artists such as Jeff Koons, John Baldessari, Roy Lichtenstein, and Alex Katz, among others - How to See explores not only the multilayered personalities of the artists themselves but also the distinctive character of their oeuvres.  Salle writes with humor and verve, replacing the jargon of art theory with precise and evocative descriptions that help the listener develop a personal and intuitive engagement with art. The result: a master class on how to see with an artist's eye.

©2018 David Salle (P)2018 Tantor

Author: David Salle
Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Cult Conversations

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Deborah Watling is best known for her role as Victoria in Doctor Who, alongside the second Doctor, Patrick Troughton. But many people aren't aware of her extensive acting career on stage, film, and television. Born into a theatrical family, her first on-screen roles were as a child in William Tell and episodes of The Invisible Man (both in 1959). But it was her role as Alice in The Life of Lewis Carroll that brought her to the attention of Doctor Who producer Innes Lloyd. Other television roles have included The Newcomers, Danger UXB, Rising Damp, and Doctor in Charge. Her film work includes Take Me High with Cliff Richard and That'll Be the Day with David Essex. Deborah has also had a long career on the stage; her most recent theatre credits range from playing Mrs Alving in Ibsen's Ghosts, to Beverly in Abigail's Party.

© and (P) Fantom Films

Narrator: Deborah Watling
Length: 46 mins
Available on Audible
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The Mexican Horror Western: An Overview

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A review of the horror western film in Mexican cinema, with reference to specific series and recurring casts and production staffers. Why did these films succeed in finding an audience when similar films produced in Hollywood generally proved be less effective in both their scripting and at the box office?

©2019 Mark Barnard (P)2019 Mark Barnard

Narrator: Robert Wrenlock
Author: Mark Barnard
Length: 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Photography Guide for Beginners

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You are about to learn how to stop taking bland, uncreative, amateurish photos on your expensive camera! If you are like most beginner photographers, the reason you acquired your top of the range camera is because of the hope that you could take out of this world, professional looking photographs with your digital camera for posterity. Unfortunately, what they show on camera ads is nothing close to what the average untrained beginner takes. While the typical ad shows users capturing magic moments on the fly while taking advantage of all the cool features in a standard digital camera to optimize photo composition, the typical beginner user takes boring photos that are either too exposed, blurred, boring, and uncreative. Why is that so, you may ask? The reason is simple; for the average untrained beginner, the typical DSLR camera is too advanced such that they can’t use any other function other than the automatic mode. Obviously, you didn’t buy a fancy DSLR to point and shoot all the time. Sometimes you want to compose your photos professionally by leveraging the full power of your digital camera. You want to take photos exactly as you see them in your mind. How then do you do that? Let me show you how in this audiobook! I will lay out everything for you to consume in easy lingo-free language! Forget about enrolling for a photography course for now. Save your money; this audiobook is what you need to bring your A game in digital photography even if you’ve never been to a photography class. All you need is curiosity, passion for photography (which I assume you have since you have an expensive digital camera), and willingness to take action and experiment as you put what you learn here into action! In it, you will learn: How photography has come a long way since just so that you can appreciate the state of the art device that you have How to put interest where you want and ultimately make your photos pop by leveraging the rule of thirds and creative framing How something as mundane as symmetry can make your photos stand out and how to make the most of it in the most unlikely places/situations How balance can be the one thing that may be standing in the way of making your photos to appear professional and how to make the most out of it How to tell stories with your camera by taking advantage of horizontal, vertical, diagonal, and curved lines as well as angles and frames to your benefit How to make the most of your camera’s cool features like to capture photos in ways you only see in photoshop How to creatively capture more than just the moment but emotions How to bring out your best shots by taking advantage of the concepts of exposure, aperture, ISO, and shutter speed to capture professional level photos How to deal with any issues that might arise in your photography journey to capture captivating photos all the time And much more! By the end of this audiobook, you will be 10X better than you are! Want to 10x your digital photography skills? Get your audiobook now to get started!

©2019 Maxwell Pakes (P)2019 Maxwell Pakes

Narrator: KC Wayman
Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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Monster Madness: The Golden Age of the Horror Film

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Part one of a multi-part series with distinguished actors, directors, writers, composers, and special effects mavens examining the history of the horror, fantasy, and science fiction films from the groundbreaking silent 1920s through the Golden Age of Universal, the Silver Age of Hammer and up through the 1980s and beyond. The Golden Age chapter covers the silent classics of Lon Chaney, to the great Universal Studios monsters of the 30s and 40s. Join Tom Proveaux, Forry Ackerman, Christopher Lee, Samuel Z. Arkoff, Janet Leigh, and historian Gregory W. Mank, perhaps the foremost expert on the subject of classic horror films, as they discuss such classics as: Frankenstein, Dracula, The Black Cat, The Wolfman, King Kong, Bride of Frankenstein, and countless others. Grab the popcorn and take a deep breath as we conjure up the thrills, chills and magic of the movies!

©2014 Filmlandia (P)2014 Filmlandia

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How to Shoot Your Child's Show like a Pro!

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Written for parents who have or are looking to purchase DSLR cameras and want to take professional-quality pictures of their children's performances onstage but don't know where to start. This book will explain basic camera settings as well as how to optimize them for shooting live performances. It will also teach some basic and advanced techniques to use while actually taking pictures and how to handle those pictures after the show is over.

©2014 Happy Dragon LLC (P)2015 Happy Dragon LLC

Narrator: Nicole Surratt
Author: Wayne Labat
Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Photography

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Are you thinking of becoming a wedding photographer? There’s a lot to learn! From starting the day in the right mind-set, to getting to know the wedding guests, to taking photos of the first dance and the disco shots of the end, this is my tried-and-tested formula for getting better wedding shots. In this book, I’m going to take you through shooting a wedding like never before. I use a mix of psychology, specific camera work, and positive self-talk to create my wedding images, which I have been doing for the last 10 years. I start with some information about the best gear to use for weddings, including which lens and camera I personally use. I give you some top tips about getting your first clients and tell you exactly what to do in the days and weeks leading up to your first wedding shoot. Whether you are a novice photographer who is about to pick up a camera for their first shoot, or a professional who is making the shift to wedding photography, or even if you have been shooting weddings for a while but want to hear some new ideas, this book is perfect for a thorough grounding of wedding photography, told from the perspective of someone who’s been doing it for 10 years.  I don’t leave any stone unturned in the discussion of how I shoot weddings. I talk about every aspect of the day, what is running through my mind at different stages, things I definitely need to remember, and unique little tips that I’ve come up with over the last few years of shooting weddings. I even venture into some little ideas that I’ve come up with on how to get into the right mind-set for shooting weddings - involving positive self-talk and becoming at one with the wedding - and tips on how to be a brave shooter and get that little bit closer to capture more and more amazing shots.

©2020 John Latham (P)2020 John Latham

Narrator: David Pickering
Author: John Latham
Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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THE LOUVRE: 10 masterpieces

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Discover the world of sculpture and painting with an extra-dimension: sound. From your home, commentaries glazed with coloured soundscapes present you with the masterpieces from the Louvre, one of the world's most prestigious museums. If you are traveling in France, this audiobook becomes your personal audio guide. The Mona Lisa (Da Vinci); The coronation of Napoléon (David); The raft of the Medusa (Géricault); The great Odalisque (Ingres); The death of Sardanapalus (Delacroix); The Venus de Milo; Napoleon on the battlefield of Eylau (Gros); The Victory of Samothrace; Monsieur Bertin (Ingres); Liberty leading the People (Delacroix). The PDF booklet showing the presented artworks that accompanies this selection will be automatically added to My Library after the purchase.

©2008 Erik Bjork (P)2008 Erik Bjork

Narrator: Jeff Byard
Author: Erik Bjork
Length: 46 mins
Available on Audible
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Justice Wears a Mask

Summary

A review of the phenomenally popular Lucha Libre (masked wrestler) films that proliferated from 1952-1985, with biographical and career coverage of the major stars, production staff notables, and supporting players.

©2019 Mark Barnard (P)2019 Mark Barnard

Narrator: Chris Lynch
Author: Mark Barnard
Length: 58 mins
Available on Audible
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Learning Photography

Summary

If you want to create interesting photos that will go above Instagram selfies and vacation memories, you need to switch to manual mode. You probably bought your first semi-professional or professional camera, but it looks so complicated. With all the buttons and switches, new cameras might look scary at the beginning. It’s easy to get overwhelmed. Auto mode is the safest bet, and it served you well up until now. If you are wondering why your photos aren’t as good as that photographer with a million followers who has the same camera as you, the answer is probably that he is manually adjusting the exposure to get the desired effect. Auto mode can get you only so far. It is programmed to perfectly expose the photos without minding the depth of field or the shutter speed. It will adjust the exposure parameters on its own, and you are not in control of the photo that’s being created. Manual mode is what allows you to be in complete control, and even though it looks complicated, it really isn’t. After all, the exposure has only three elements, and you can easily master them. A good photo is not just a product of manual mode and exposure settings. While aperture, shutter speed, and ISO are crucial elements for any modern camera (even some smartphones allow you to manipulate these parameters), photography is about telling a story. The camera is just your medium, and you are the artist. This is why, at the end of this book, you will find a chapter that will introduce you to the basic photography composition rules. There are also some tips and tricks there waiting for you that will improve your photography.

©2020 David Edwards (P)2020 David Edwards

Narrator: Eric Ledermann
Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Just Kids

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Patti Smith führt uns in das New York der frühen Siebzigerjahre, in eine Ära, die für sie vor allem von der tiefen Freundschaft zu einem Menschen geprägt wird: dem später zu Weltruhm gelangten Fotografen Robert Mapplethorpe. "Just Kids" erzählt die bewegende Geschichte zweier Seelenverwandter, die für und durch die Kunst leben, und entwirft zugleich ein betörendes Bild einer revolutionären Epoche. Als Patti Smith und Robert Mapplethorpe sich im Sommer 1967 in New York kennen lernen, sind sie beide 23 und ohne einen Pfennig in der Tasche auf der Suche nach einem freien Leben als Künstler. Eine intensive Liebesgeschichte beginnt, die später in eine tiefe Freundschaft übergeht. Von Brooklyn ziehen sie ins Chelsea Hotel, wo Patti Smith Bekanntschaft macht mit Janis Joplin, Allen Ginsberg, Sam Shepard, Todd Rundgren, Tom Verlaine und vielen anderen Künstlern. Patti Smith taucht ein in die Welt der Rockmusik und wird zu einer der einflussreichsten und stilprägendsten Künstlerinnen des Jahrzehnts. Auch wenn sich ihre Wege zwischendurch trennen, bleiben Patti und Robert bis zu dessen Tod im Jahr 1989 eng verbunden. "Just Kids", halb Elegie, halb Romanze, entwirft ein so noch nicht gesehenes Bild einer aufregenden Epoche und besticht durch die Offenheit, Wärme, den feinen Humor und die große sprachliche Kraft, mit der Patti Smith erzählt. Radikal, zärtlich und unverwechselbar eigen ist hier die Künstlerin Patti Smith als Schriftstellerin zu entdecken.

©2010 Kiepenheuer & Witsch (P)2010 tacheles! / ROOF Music

Narrator: Sophie Rois
Author: Patti Smith
Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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How To Be Parisian wherever you are (German edition)

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Mit dem Bestseller How to be Parisian entdecken Sie die Kunst, gleichzeitig organisiert und chaotisch, stolz und doch voller Selbstzweifel, loyal und doch untreu, mit anderen Worten: eine echte Pariserin zu sein!   Millionen Frauen überall auf der Welt wollen so sein wie sie: die Pariserin. Denn nur sie schafft es, mit Stil, Charme und beneidenswerter Lässigkeit durchs Leben zu gehen. Sie sieht immer gut aus - obwohl sie sich keine Gedanken darüber macht, was sie morgens aus dem Kleiderschrank zieht. Sie ist eine liebevolle Mutter - und fährt trotzdem auch ohne Anhang an die Côte d’Azur. Sie stellt toujours strikte Regeln auf - nur um jede einzelne von ihnen mit Genuss zu brechen... Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret und Sophie Mas sind Pariser Lifestyle-Ikonen, die seit Jahren eng befreundet sind.  In How to be Parisian enthüllen die Autorinnen mit viel Selbstironie den Mythos der Pariser Frau: ihre Allüren, ihren Style, wie sie liebt und wie sie ihre Tage und Nächte verbringt. Ihre wichtigste Lektion: Um eine echte Pariserin zu sein, kommt es nicht auf die Herkunft an - sondern allein auf die Einstellung!

©2015 Anne Berest, Caroline de Maigret, Audrey Diwan, Sophie Mas; How To Be Parisian wherever you are / btb Verlag München, ein Unternehmen der Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH, München. Übersetzung von Carolin Müller (P)2017 ABP Verlag

Narrator: Ellen Goldmund
Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Benefiz-Veranstaltung zum Welt-Hospiz-Tag 2005 live aus dem Hamburger Michel

Summary

"Stimmen für Hospize" - 2005 trafen im Hamburger Michel engagierte Persönlichkeiten aus Musik, Literatur und dem öffentlichen Leben zusammen, um den ersten Welt-Hospiz-Tag zu begehen. Erleben Sie die wundervolle Atmosphäre der Benefiz-Veranstaltung. Hören Sie Arien der Extraklasse, vorgetragen von ausgezeichneten jungen Solisten. Besinnliches, vorgelesen von Mareike Carrière, Martin Wilhelmi und Daniela Ziegler.

©2005 vitaphon (P)2005 vitaphon

Author: div.
Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Draw People

Summary

If you want to learn how to draw People, then get How to Draw People by Elise White. You will learn the quick and easy way to draw realistic drawings of people when you get the How to Draw People guide. With the guide's step-by-step lessons, you will improve your drawing skills and gain confidence in your abilities. In this guide you will discover how to draw all types of people. Surprise your friends and family by creating realistic drawings of them Gain confidence in yourself as you see the improvements you make in your drawings Learn how to draw like a pro and have the opportunity to profit from your work Save yourself the time and expense of going to school to learn these techniques Learn that it is true that anyone can draw, and see how easy it is Take each lesson at your own pace, and see how drawings are created step by step Improve your powers of observation and see beauty in your surroundings Find out what materials you really need to make quality drawings Use your new skills as a relaxing hobby or take your career in a new direction Discover many more easy tips to help you draw the way you've always wanted to, starting today The chapters are broken down into simple lessons that will help you to understand all that you need to know about drawing people. The lessons include step-by-step instructions to make it easy for you to know exactly what to do. This guide will be your best resource in training you to draw people, and you will be able to consult it at any time. So if you want to learn how to draw people, the easy way, let the How to Draw People guide give you the help you need to hone your skills, starting today!

©2016 HowExpert (P)2017 HowExpert

Narrator: Nicole Graham
Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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The Cricut Craft

Summary

If you are new to the Cricut world and are looking for a book to get you started in understanding what all you are able to do with Cricut and what types of projects are available for you to create, you have stopped at the right place.  This book is packed full of interesting, and more importantly, useful information for anyone who is new to Cricut or someone who is familiar but looking to get more information than what they previously were provided. This book is packed full of project ideas as well to help get your creative juices flowing as you will end up spending hours of your day creating beautiful, one-of-kind designs you will be dying to share with your friends and family. Everyone will be looking to you for the next best gift to give and they will all be wondering how you got so good at your crafts. You can point them to this book for all your inspiration and help as you grow as a successful crafter. Some of the highlights of this book include: We will start out by introducing you to the Cricut Expression machine as well as the Cricut Explore 2 machine. You will know all the ins and outs of both machines and you will be able to choose which one is best for you and the projects you want to create. Then, we will provide you with detailed information on all the different tools that are available to help make your crafting experience an enjoyable one. Don’t know what materials you can use with your machine? We've got you covered with that information as well. You will be the most influential person when it comes to what types of materials are good to use with the Cricut. More people will be coming to you for advice. This would not be a successful Cricut book if we did not load you up with all of the newest and best projects for you to get started with! 

©2020 Daisy Craft (P)2020 Daisy Craft

Author: Daisy Craft
Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos

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Number-One Amazon New Release  How to Compose Photos that Don't Suck Easy to understand guide; get right down to what you need to instantly compose better photos.   Learn the secrets to composition: There's a common misconception that composition is mysterious and that only certain people have that natural gift for the techniques involved. The truth is that composition involves a set of skills that you can master. Just as you can use cookbook recipes to make your favorite meal - you don't have to be a famous French chef - you also can take amazing photos by just following a recipe!  Easy-to-follow photography composition recipes: Marc Silber has spent years studying the works of masters and interviewing some of the biggest names in photography. Now he can provide you with simple and easy-to-follow recipes for creating photographs that you and others will love! The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos puts at your fingertips ideas for improving your skills by giving you easy-to-follow "recipes" that will improve your photography right now! Take your photography to the next level: Composition is one of the biggest keys to creating photos that others will love. No matter what kind of camera or smartphone you're using, you can take your photography to the next level and beyond by learning composition tools and secrets known to the masters of the art.  Carry The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos with you on your phone: Use it when you're out photographing to get new ideas and inspiration. You'll be able to rapidly upgrade your photography game by learning the skills in Picture Perfect Processes.  Key benefits of owning The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos include:  Taking better photographs today by learning the keys to composition  Having quick and easy to follow "recipes" for composition at your fingertips  Learning the secrets of composition from the masters of classical art and photography

©2018 Mango Media Inc. (P)2019 Mango Media Inc.

Narrator: Kevin Osman
Author: Marc Silber
Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Perspective Made Easy

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Perspective, the author tells us, is easy; yet, surprisingly few artists are aware of the simple rules that make it so. This easy-to-follow book - the first devoted entirely to clarifying the laws of perspective - remedies the situation. Beginning with clear, concise, immediately applicable discussions of the horizon, vanishing point, and the crucial relationship of eye level to perspective drawing, you'll learn how to place figures and objects in a drawing, depict interiors, create shade and shadows, and achieve all the other elements necessary for a successful perspective drawing.  By repeatedly stressing important points, Norling teaches you to make them second nature. Moreover, his approach is so simple and direct that no matter how little raw talent or experience you have, you will soon be able to apply these techniques almost instinctively. Mastery of perspective is a basic skill every artist must have. This simple, nontechnical guide will enable you to master its essentials in a relatively short time. Clear and concise, this book is an essential addition to any artist's bookshelf.

©2012 Ernest R. Norling (P)2020 Jelli

Narrator: Rik Jones
Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Photography for Beginners: How to Set Up Photography Lighting for a Home Studio

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Are you a photography beginner wondering how to set up photography lighting? Need to know how to furnish your own home lighting studio? Look no further, as this book on photography for beginners will tell you exactly how to set up photography lighting for a home studio. Knowing what to buy when you're a photography beginner is tough! Everyone knows that lighting makes or breaks a great photo, but how do you set up your own home studio for excellent photography composition ? This book will answer those questions!  In this book on photography for beginners you'll learn: How to set up your home studio The different types of lighting setups and how to choose the best one for your photos How to set up the various components of your lighting Recommended lighting products to use Tips and tricks to get a truly fantastic lighting setup   Need another reason to buy this book? Here's a great one: I donate 5% of my proceeds from the sales of my books to Reading Is Fundamental, the largest and most respected Childrens' Literacy non-profit in America! Don't struggle any longer trying to get the perfect lighting setup. Get this book on photography for beginners TODAY and learn how to set up photography lighting for a home studio!

©2014 Creative Dynamics, LLC (P)2018 Creative Dynamics, LLC

Narrator: Daniel Morin
Length: 58 mins
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Yayoi Kusama

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Yayoi Kusama is now one of Japan’s best-known contemporary artists. She was the recipient of her country’s Praemium Imperiale for painting in 2006 - the most prestigious award Japan can offer to any painter, native or foreign. Her rise to fame has been unconventional, even by the standards of the art world of the 21st century, where eccentricities of all kinds pass without question.

©2014, 2017 Cv Publications (P)2017 Cv Publications

Narrator: Tim Carper
Length: 9 mins
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HiBrow: Richard Strange's A Mighty Big If with Simon Day

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Richard Strange's 'A Mighty Big If' event at The Crypt, St Martin in the Fields, London. Writer and adventurer Richard regularly staged entertaining and illuminating conversations with major cultural figures. Comedian Simon Day, most know from The Fast Show, reads from his autobiography, Comedy and Error: They Really Were Marvellous Time, and talks about his work.

©2018 One Media iP Ltd (P)2018 One Media iP Ltd

Length: 14 mins
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Spanish for Beginners: Learn the Basics of Spanish in 7 Days

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Spanish is the most widely spoken Romance language, with more than 400 million native speakers all over the world. It is the official language in 21 countries including Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Argentina, and Equatorial Guinea. It is the most popular second language in the United States and Europe. The large population of Spanish speakers around the world in four continents and beyond makes it a smart choice for a second language.  The fast and steady growth of the Spanish speaking population has made Spanish a necessity in business. Knowing Spanish is particularly advantageous if you’re in the healthcare or education sector. The globalization trend has made it possible to tap this vast and fast growing market segment.  If you’re looking for job opportunities worldwide, having Spanish in your résumé will certainly confer definite advantages over those who are monolingual. If you have plans of travelling to Spanish-speaking regions, the ability to understand and speak the language will make your trip a truly enriching experience.  If this is your first time to learn a Romance language, you can use this knowledge to easily learn other related languages.  The book Spanish for Beginners was designed to help you learn Spanish and bridge the communication gap in as fast as one week. It was written with the self-learner in mind and organised to help listeners understand and speak the language confidently within a short span of time. This learning material will prove that by identifying the most important features of a language and by applying proven techniques and strategies to language learning, anyone can master the basics of the language and use this knowledge base to start speaking confidently and properly in Spanish in as little as seven days.  This book highlights the important features of the Spanish language in the areas of grammar, pronunciation, syllabication, sentence formation, and communication.   Here what you'll learn after buying this Spanish for Beginners audiobook:   Introduction Chapter 1: Learning Strategies Chapter 2: The Fundamentals of Spanish  Chapter 3: Numbers, Colors, Time, and Date  Chapter 4: Nouns and Articles Chapter 5: Pronouns  Chapter 6: Verbs  Chapter 7: Adjectives  Chapter 8: Prepositions, Adverbs, and Conjunctions  Chapter 9: Forming sentences  Chapter 10: The Subjunctive & Imperative Mood  Chapter 11: Making comparisons  Chapter 12: Conversational phrases  And much more!  Buy this audiobook today! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Sergio Rodriguez (P)2018 Sergio Rodriguez

Narrator: Zac Aleman
Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
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Reading Between The Lines

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Bath-based BBC Audiobooks hosted a sell-out event for the Bath Literature Festival. Reading Between the Lines: From Page to Production featured Rula Lenska, Lynne Truss, Sir Derek Jacobi, and Lorelei King in an entertaining and lively discussion about the art of the audiobook. They were joined by Sunday Times audio critic Karen Robinson, BBC Audiobooks' Publishing Director Jan Paterson, and Senior Producer Kate Thomas.The panel discussed all aspects of what makes a good audiobook. Topics debated ranged from casting, production, recording, accents, pronunciation, translation, and editing. Rula Lenska, Sir Derek Jacobi, and Lorelei King are all highly respected readers having recorded numerous titles for BBC Audiobooks and other publishers. Lynne Truss appears in the audiobook versions of her two best sellers Eats, Shoots and Leaves and Talk to the Hand.

©2006 BBC Audiobooks LTD (P)2006 BBC Audiobooks LTD

Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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HiBrow: Richard Strange's A Mighty Big If - Robert Wilson

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Richard Strange's 'A Mighty Big If' event at The Crypt, St Martin in the Fields, London. Writer and adventurer Richard regularly staged entertaining and illuminating conversations with major cultural figures. Robert talks to Richard Strange, offering a rare and personal insight into to his exceptional life.

©2018 One Media iP Ltd (P)2018 One Media iP Ltd

Length: 54 mins
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Breve historia del arte [Brief History of Art]

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"Al final del audiolibro deviene la música de un río ancho y calmo que nos arrastra junto con los objetos que expresan la cultura del mundo hacia un océano apacible de remansadas sensaciones y conocimientos. "Un acierto pleno y una obra que, estoy seguro, va a ocupar un lugar importante en la bibliografía del tema. “Una obra madura y acabada, en dosis sabiamente combinadas del ensayo histórico, de la crítica de arte y del informa técnico, todo ello en un techo de impecable carpintería expositiva, urdido con la maestría del que sabe y la pedagogía del que sabe explicar.” (Juan Eslava Galán)  Please note: This audiobook is in Latin American Spanish. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2014 Ediciones Nowtilus, S.L. (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Rafael Pacheco
Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
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Cult Conversations

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A graduate of the Old Vic Theatre School, Geoffrey has enjoyed being a part of many well-known and beloved TV series and films over his illustrious career. Titles range from such classic films as Dracula (1958) and Casino Royale (1967) to a number of TV appearances in shows such as The Avengers, The Saint, Z Cars, The Tomorrow People, Doctor Who, Casualty, Soldier Soldier, Peak Practice, Heartbeat, and of course Catweazle.Now in his sixth decade in the entertainment industry, he is still going strong with frequent TV and film credits. It comes as no surprise that his life and career as an accomplished actor gives him many fascinating stories to tell.

© and (P) Fantom Films

Length: 46 mins
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Anthony Caro: Steel Eye Span

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An interview with leading British sculptor Sir Anthony Caro (1924-2016) recorded by Nicholas James at his Barford Street sculpture studio Camden Town in 1994, used as a basis for a feature in Art Monthly 1994. Also includes the essay "Caro to Wilding: Shifts in Modern British Sculpture", comparing the work of Caro with Alison Wilding.

©1994, 2020 Nicholas Philip James (P)2021 Cv Publications

Author: N.P. James
Length: 35 mins
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Robert Duvall

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Legendary actor Robert Duvall is interviewed by Annette Insdorf.

©2010 92nd Street Y (P)2010 92nd Street Y

Narrator: Annette Insdorf
Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Realism in the Caribbean

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Art in the Caribbean is culturally of great complexity. This complexity reflects the intricacies of the colonial history of the region, with the different islands and territories divided between many different European powers. Artists in each territory tended to mesh into a different education system and a different set of preconceptions about art.

©2014, 2017 Cv Publications (P)2017 Cv Publications

Narrator: Dana Tucker
Length: 18 mins
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Nothing This Fun Could Be Good for You

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Popular entertainment has frequently been hailed as the harbingers of social downfall, but is it really that simple? From public executions to theater, from ballet to video games, this brief essay examines the turmoil that surrounds history's most cherished forms of entertainment. Nancy Fulda is an essayist and science fiction writer living in Germany. She is a Phobos Award winner, a Jim Baen Memorial award winner, and a recent Hugo and Nebula nominee. Originally published in Clarkesworld Magazine, this article is approximately 2500 words or 15 printed pages long.

©2010 Nancy Fulda (P)2014 Nancy Fulda

Narrator: Bryant Cantrell
Author: Nancy Fulda
Length: 17 mins
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15 Minute Drama: Une Vie (Complete Series)

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Adrian Penketh's adaptation of Maupassant's first novel. Jeanne de Lamare - a sheltered and naive country aristocrat - leaves her convent education filled with thoughts of love and romance. Lamare marries a smallminded local landowner, and begins to discover how rotten and treacherous adult life is all around her. Jeanne believes that conceiving a second child will heal the ache in her heart caused by a loveless marriage in a rotten world.

©2012 AudioGO Ltd (P)2013 AudioGO Ltd

Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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Photography: Beauty Photography

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In this Beauty Photography audiobook, you will learn valuable tips and tricks on how to make your shoot flow more smoothly and what techniques you should use for this genre in particular. First, you must gain an understanding of what beauty photography is and its differences from the world of fashion. Then, the technical aspect is covered, as well as insights on how to make your shoot more successful by building a good relationship with your client. Here is a quick preview of what you'll learn inside: Beauty vs. fashion - gives a quick overview of the essential differences between the two genres. Types of beauty photography - covers traditional glamour, boudoir, noir, and conceptual. It doesn’t need to be just a headshot - don’t be afraid to step back and get some full-body shots in there. Light modifiers and lenses - what you need if you have the resources. Tips for shooting - how to interact with your client to make the shoot more successful. Double check, triple check - always be conscious of what’s going on around you. Communicate your needs - you know what’s going on in your head, but others don’t. Post processing - how to not overdo it. And so much more! Scroll to the top and select the "Buy Now" button for instant download. Time to get creative!

©2018 Sender Publishing (P)2018 Sender Publishing

Narrator: Dana Domenick
Author: James Carren
Length: 36 mins
Available on Audible
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Pollock/Picasso: The European Vanguard Versus American Modernism

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This audiobook considers the magnetic poles of post-war modernism and the towering figures of Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock. The essay considers the history of French avant-garde art led by Picasso to the post-war years and the increasing dominance of American artists foregrounded by the advent of Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s.

©2016, 2017 Cv Publications (P)2017 Cv Publications

Narrator: Paul Jenkins
Length: 40 mins
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How to Set Up Photography Lighting for a Home Studio

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How to Set Up Photography Lighting for a Home Studio is an audiobook that descriptively details subjects related to a basic photo studio setup in the comfort of your home. It contains information about how to use continuous studio lighting, and how to use strobe lighting photography as well as techniques that enable users to control the lighting as they wish. Having a controlled environment makes for beautiful photos, and gives options for creativity as well. This audioook also contains information about home photography studio setup and discusses how the photographer can make adjustments to create the best blend of lighting and colors. Finally, it also gives knowledge about the proper set-up and storage of the equipment to maximize the useful life. In a nutshell, this is everything that a beginning photographer needs to understand how to setup your own photography studio at home. Get your copy now.

©2013 Valerie Garner (P)2014 Valerie Garner

Narrator: Kris Price
Length: 39 mins
Available on Audible
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David Hockney: British National Treasure

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An essay by Edward Lucie-Smith on David Hockney's portraits exhibited at the Royal Academy's "82 Portraits and One Still-Life", and also "David Hockney and the Yorkshire Landscape" at RA in 2012. David Hockney has, after a much reported domestic catastrophe in Bridlington - the untimely death of a young member of his entourage - returned to the peace and quiet of California. He nevertheless remains a British national treasure. No other British artist enjoys so much affection - combined with a real, solid, celebrity status - among his compatriots. The huge turnout for the private view of his new exhibition at the R.A. - an institution of which he is of course a member - offered ample proof of that, if any were needed. No hyped-up YBA could have matched it, though Damien Hirst is, one suspects, a considerable richer man, with a wider and hungrier international market.  The show was entitled "82 Portraits and One Still-Life". The still-life is there, laid out on blue bench, as a substitute for a sitter who at the last minute couldn’t come on the appointed day. All the sitters occupy the same armchair, placed at exactly the same distance from the artist. They are all seen full length. Sometimes the floor on which their feet rest is blue, while the wall behind them is green. Sometimes it’s the other way round. All were painted on canvases of exactly the same size, in, at most, three sessions. Sometimes only in two. The lighting is the same throughout - clear and shadow-less, though the chair is allowed to cast a small shadow now and then to emphasize its three-dimensionality. Hockney has no interest in the moodiness and mystery of Rembrandtian chiaroscuro. He also seems to have little interest in brushwork as such. There are none of the flickering brushstrokes - the little glittering dabs of paint - you find in high-fashion Edwardian portraits by Sargent and Boldini, to whom Hockney can now, in respect of his position within our society, be compared.

©2014 Cv Publications (P)2021 Cv Publications

Length: 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Friedrich-Miles von Schiller-Davis

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Der rechte Laut hierfür fällt nicht leicht, wusste Ernst Bloch, als er 1932 über "Die Kunst, Schiller zu sprechen" nachdachte. "Die Sprache Schillers, dieselbe, in der sich bis dahin das ganze liberale Deutschland gefunden hatte, klang fremd, ja hohl." Bloch dürfte bei solchen Sätzen auch die Rezitationskunst eines Alexander Moissi in den Ohren geklungen haben, der auf frühen Schellack-Platten Schiller als Extremfall der Poesie vortrug: Rufend, jaulend, singend, aber immer lauthals mit vollem Pathos. Andere Rezitatoren standen dem nur wenig nach. Verschiedene Schellack-Rezitationen sind Grundlage des Hörspiels - konterkariert durch die freieste Musik, die die Folgezeit hervorgebracht hat: durch Töne aus Miles Davis' epochemachendem Tonträger "Bitches Brew", einer Schallplatte gewordenen Befreiung der Musik.

©2016 FM 4.5.1. (P)2016 FM 4.5.1.

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Art's Prospect

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In this series of essays, Roger Kimball, managing editor of the New Criterion and an art critic for the London Spectator, examines the current art scene with a scathing intelligence and a crystalline eloquence of writing style. Particularly amusing are his dissections of art-show catalogspeak.

©2003 Roger Kimball (P)2004 Blackstone Audiobooks

Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
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Drawing: The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Drawing for Beginners in 30 Minutes or Less

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Sharpen your pencils and ready your sketchpads. Be ready to capture reality in an immortalized illustration! Learn everything you need to know about drawing, its elements, and the tools used to create great pieces of art in as fast as half an hour. This book is for all people who come from all walks of life. It surely is a great listen for anyone - the young and the young at heart, men and women, rich or poor, especially beginners who want to learn the basics and become proficient in the art of drawing. It is also great for those who already have some experience with drawing but still want to cultivate their skills in order to create sketches and artworks like a pro. You will learn a lot of things, starting from the basic elements of a drawing and the uses of shading and how it can level up any illustration up to the simple steps of how to draw portraits and scenes.< /p> By the time you finish reading this book, you are going to be able to know the common mistakes that beginner artists commit and learn how you can avoid them. You will also be able to know the importance of knowing your tools well in order to achieve the effects that you are aiming for. Why You Must Have This Book! In this book you will learn how to do proper shading in order to add effects and emotions to the subjects of your drawing. This book will teach you the steps of how to draw a human face properly and how to draw the elements of a scene properly In this book you will learn how to utilize the different elements of a drawing to your greatest advantage. This book will guide you through the different kinds of pencils, paper, and hand grips suited for the kinds of effects you want to incorporate in your drawing. This book will teach you the different principles of drawing and how the accurate usage of each principle will help you become an expert in drawing.

©2015 Gary Smith (P)2015 Gary Smith

Narrator: Linda Velwest
Author: Gary Smith
Length: 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Photography for Beginners

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Photography for beginners is an audiobook directed to anyone who is interested in learning how to take amazing photographs. It can be used whether you take photos as a hobby, as an aspiring professional photographer, or if you’ve simply never picked up a camera in your life. This audiobook highlights the main concepts required to consciously start taking great photographs. Everything is explained simply to make them useful for both complete beginners and already initiated photographers. Everything from exposure to correct use as well as care and maintenance of your digital camera will be explained in this audiobook. It should provide the beginner photographer with a solid knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of photography. Not only are the technical ideas explained in Photography for Beginners, but an overview of the philosophy and understanding of photography as an art form will be discussed. Even the idea of photography as a profession and a mean for expression is given in this audiobook. Photographic genres, composition, and basic post-processing are explained as well to give you a rounded understanding of the art of photography in all its beauty. It doesn’t matter if you own a high-end DSLR camera, a traditional film camera, or you shoot with the camera integrated into your smartphone. Most of the knowledge you will obtain in this audiobook is valuable for photographers shooting with any kind of camera. Photography for Beginners is the perfect first step into the sometimes complicated understanding of modern photography. Don’t wait any longer! Get started today and see how good you can get fast! This audiobook will provide you with everything you need to know to get started immediately.

©2018 Sender Publishing (P)2018 Sender Publishing

Narrator: Dana Domenick
Author: Phil Simmons
Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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HiBrow: Richard Strange's A Mighty Big If with Richard Wilson

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Richard Strange's 'A Mighty Big If' event at The Crypt, St Martin in the Fields, London. Writer and adventurer Richard regularly staged entertaining and illuminating conversations with major cultural figures. The sculptor Richard Wilson, twice nominated for the Turner Prize and one of Britain's most celebrated living artists, discusses his groundbreaking work with Richard Strange on his 'A Mighty Big If' show.

©2018 One Media iP Ltd (P)2018 One Media iP Ltd

Length: 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Become a Modern Artist

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"Ladies and gentlemen! Are you interested in the world’s greatest and easiest job? Do you want a profession that is too good to be true? A career so unique that it prescribes no educational qualifications, age limitations, tough trainings, work timings, or mental and physical qualifications for the candidate? Secondly, no other profession on this planet has the freedom, flexibility, liberty, elasticity, autonomy, uniqueness, independence, excitement, thrill, adventure, ecstasy, and variety that this unbelievable job offers. Thirdly, there are no interviews required and the paycheck can exceed a million dollars or more. Forget the dull jobs that require you to slog 24x7 with eternal headaches like bad bosses, bad colleagues, office politics, recession, downsizing, outsourcing, etc, etc. And there is absolutely no catch. Sounds interesting?"  "I think you are just kidding."  "No, I am not. Honest, such a job does really exist!"  "All right, tell me what is that job."  "Simple, just become a modern artist and start earning millions."  "That sounds crazy! Anyway, how do I become a modern artist?"  "Good, I thought you would never ask that question. Now let me enlighten you on how to become a modern artist, and what great art is all about. Just sit on this artistic stone chair and listen carefully. And watch out for those sharp nails on the cushion."

©2019 Thejendra Sreenivas (P)2019 Thejendra Sreenivas

Narrator: Douglas Scott
Length: 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Digital Photography Mastery

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Learn how to master your DSLR camera and take stunning photos effortlessly! In Digital Photography Mastery, you will find a comprehensive overview of how to control your exposure both with analog and digital cameras. I also talk about how to edit for both modes of working as well. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: Capture as much as possible in camera: No matter the fact that Photoshop and Lightroom are excellent tools for fixing things, you should attempt to learn to make less work for yourself by getting your original image as close to where you want it from the beginning. Mastering ISO: This gives you a better idea of what ISO does and how it controls the amount of grain in your images. Mastering exposure: This tip explains how to control exposure via aperture and shutter speed, as well as how those two factors affect the final outcome of your image. Metering and bracketing: Metering is where you measure the amount of light in a scene before you decide your exposure to shoot it. Bracketing is a technique to make sure you get the correct exposure. Shooting modes: There are four shooting modes aside from "Auto" you can use. I explain in what conditions to use which, and how they work. Exposure for film: Exposure for film is slightly different, and is dependent on whether the film is color or black and white, and is also dependent on the brand and ISO of the film. How to shoot in different light conditions: I review some of the most common lighting conditions and how to shoot in them, from potential mode and exposure, to technique. Editing in Camera RAW: Camera RAW is, in my opinion, an underused tool that provides the optimal editing conditions for a photo. Editing film for exposure: I'll explain how to scan and edit your film for exposure.

©2015 Sender Publishing (P)2015 Sender Publishing

Narrator: Buddy Hatton
Author: James Carren
Length: 41 mins
Available on Audible
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The Directors: Take Four

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In this fourth installment of The Directors, the companion to the Silver Plaque-winning Starz/Encore documentary series, eight of today's most acclaimed filmmakers reveal intimate details about their most influential work and their unique approaches to their art.

©2003 Big Show Entertainment, Inc. (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Jeff Hoyt
Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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9: Bradley Whitford

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Transparent: Behind the Scenes delivers the inside scoop on the Amazon Original Series Transparent, starring Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, and Gaby Hoffman. It's the darkly comedic story of an LA family with serious boundary issues, whose past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out. Note: Spoilers ahead - Transparent: Behind the Scenes interviews reveal every twist and turn of Season 1! "Nobody has ever seen me but me." Bradley Whitford is a West Wing alumnus and 2015 Emmy nominee for his Transparent role as Mark, Maura's tough friend who argues the hardest when they confront what it means to be true to themselves - and what it takes to break a secret. Bradley talks about his own family and his preparation for this role; his son reports, "Dad, this is the most excited I've ever seen you for a part!" You can watch all of the episodes of the Amazon Original Series Transparent only on Amazon Prime Instant Video. Audible Studios is a division of Audible, Inc. Producer and Director: Susie Bright. Co-producer and Editor: Jessica Lockhart. Transparent TV Show Creator: Jill Soloway. Transparent TV Show Producer: Andrea Sperling. Interviews and scripts by Celeste Giordani, Ethan Kuperberg, Ali Liebegott, Susie Bright, and Doug Patterson. Music: Original score for Transparent: Behind the Scenes by Daniel Goldsmith. Transparent TV Music Supervisor: Bruce Gilbert. Transparent TV score composed by Dustin O'Halloran and Vincent Jones. Recorded and engineered by OutLoud Audio.

©2014 Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. (P)2014 Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

Length: 6 mins
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Digital Photography for Beginners

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Complete Guide to Take Control of Your Camera and Improve Digital Photography Skills by Understanding Exposure, Aperture, Shutter Speed, and IOS. Master the most important settings on your camera and learn how to look at your surroundings through new, more creative eyes, so that you can take amazing photographs of your friends, family, vacations, events, and anything else that is beautiful and important to you. What you will learn: You will know how to edit your photos like a professional You will master all the most important camera settings You will know how to compose images beautifully with basic photography rules You will know how the camera truly works, so you can take better photos using manual settings You will know how to light your subjects with flash and natural lighting You will know how to make money with photography Digital photography isn’t mastered overnight. You’ll never learn everything there is to know about photography, and that should never be the goal. Enjoy the journey, take plenty of photographs, and learn from your mistakes. Don’t be afraid to take some bad shots - only the good ones count.  Digital photography makes use of a number of factors in addition to those affecting exposure. The framing and composition of the picture, focus, and graphic image processing on the back end are just as important.  And that’s what makes photography fun and an art form. Nature provides only the raw materials. Your mind uses your camera and other tools to create the picture from those raw materials, just as a painter uses pigments and canvas, or a sculptor uses marble or wood or clay. This book covers: Various Types of Digital Photography Cameras Elements of Exposures in Digital Photography The Use of Lens in Digital Photography Using Graphic Design Software to Edit Your Photos The Business of Stock Photography Marketing Strategies for the Digital Photographer Advertising Your Digital Photography And Much More This book is for anyone who wants to improve digital photography skills, better understand camera settings, and wish to take amazing photography, and also anybody who wants to start a photography freelance business.

©2019 Samuel J.Swan (P)2019 Samuel J.Swan

Narrator: Russell Newton
Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
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How to Grow as an Artist

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In this definitive guide to resources, aspiring artists and serious amateurs devoted to their art will find scores of time-tested strategies to help them set up and work safely from a home studio; learn where and how to acquire appropriate art materials; develop their abilities with others as well as create art alone; explore opportunities for education in a wide variety of forms; and much more.

©2002 Daniel Grant (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Wayne Thompson
Author: Daniel Grant
Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
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Drones: The Mastery Collection: 2 Books

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Drones: The Mastery Collection was designed to pull together all the relevant information that any prospective UAV/drone pilot requires in order to go from beginner to master drone pilot. The two books contained within this collection work in unison through direct information and simple-to-follow how-to guides that cover all aspects of UAV aviation.  The collection begins with Drones: The Professional Drone Pilot's Manual. It is our responsibility as drone pilots to fly respectfully and safely, and generally we do our best. The way to be the best is to be organized and practice a process that works for you. This is a pathway to becoming a professional pilot. Its step-by-step guides will light the way for you, ensuring you have all the information you need in order to take you from choosing your drone to completing your first commercial project. This is not just a collection of useful information on guidelines and tips on flying your drones; it is also a tool to help you gain a strong foundation and the correct mindset towards drone use.  Drones: Mastering Flight Techniques is a complete guide to flying your drone. It was designed to support and guide you as you build on your piloting experience. Within Drones: Mastering Flight Techniques you will learn how to grow your confidence with proven flight techniques that also add to and enhance your current skillset. Many new flight techniques will be explained in order to enhance your ability to get the perfect shot time after time. There are examples as well as numerous tried-and-tested methods for reveals, capturing moving targets, and flight-path ideas for mapping and surveying projects.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Lee Senescall (P)2017 Lee Senescall

Narrator: Mark Thomas
Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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Die Gruppe 47

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"Sie hat eine wunderbare Funktion gehabt, sie hat Autoren zusammengeführt, sie hat Freundschaften gestiftet, einen bestimmten Stil der Kritik entwickelt", so Heinrich Böll über die Gruppe 47. Für viele heute berühmte Schriftsteller und Kritiker wie Günter Grass, Ingeborg Bachmann und Alfred Andersch, Peter Handke und Joachim Kaiser wurde diese Dichtervereinigung zur literarischen Heimat. Die Tondokumentation von Heinz Ludwig Arnold gibt die kreative und oft hitzige Stimmung der Tagungen wieder. Aus Mitschnitten der Lesungen der Gruppe 47 und Interviews mit deren Sympathisanten und Kritikern stellte der Autor ein Feature zusammen, das die Geschichte dieser ungewöhnlichen Dichtervereinigung von den Anfängen 1947 bis zur Auflösung 1967 umfasst.

©2002 Der Hörverlag (P)2002 Der Hörverlag

Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
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The Modern Shaman

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There is an increasing tendency to set up body artists and performance artists - the two categories are often interchangeable - as the real heroes and heroines of the contemporary avant-garde. In fact, we need to look much further back for its beginnings. The first body art performer, as well as the first professional bodybuilder, was the showman, Eugene Sandow (1867-1925). Though Sandow’s heyday occurred before the birth of the Modern Movement, there are compelling reasons for giving the primacy to him.

©2014, 2017 Cv Publications (P)2018 Cv Publications

Narrator: Paul Bright
Length: 30 mins
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The Art World: A Personal Essay That Reaches No Conclusions

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Author, critic, and traveler, Marina Vaizey reflects on her experiences of the international art world, in a career spanning six decades, including eighteen years as the chief art critic at the Sunday Times. I can offer a lecture, very short, on the art world post war until now. Here it is. More. More artists, more money, more collectors, more collections, more scholarship, more publications, more museums, more galleries, more countries involved publicly world wide: Just - for good and ill - more. The expansion of museums and galleries is almost overwhelming. Just a few at random: The Pompidou in Paris, 1977; the Louvre almost doubled its public spaces with a huge reclamation of existing spaces within the palace; and its branches, eg the Louvre-Lens; Tate Modern (2000) which nearly doubled with the Blavatnik building, Tate Britain with the Clore; V & A Dundee, and the V &A East project; the Getty in Los Angeles, the Guggenheim in New York (1959) and in Bilbao (19970). The new museums throughout the Emirates, the new museum of modern art in Capetown, the Zeitz MOCAA, 2017; throughout West Germany enormous new collections have been made post war (for interesting psychological reasons) and often with museums to match, the Ludwig say in Cologne, and David Chipperfield’s masterly rejuvenation of the Neues Museum on Museum Island (2009) with the adjacent James-Simon-Galerie (2019). The last is typical too of what museums now offer, for the newest addition houses amenities such as the café and the shop rather than art galleries. Austria has its modern museum island in Vienna, based on the Ludwig collections, and almost any established museum has expanded and refurbished: the Fitzwilliam in Cambridge, the Ashmolean in Oxford. This is just a tiny glimpses; every city world wide has been at it, not to mention finding musuems and galleries in the most remote locations. The list is endless, and the roles of museums, not to mention art and artists, continually evolving MV London August 2020

©2020 Cv Publications (P)2020 Cv Publications

Narrator: Laurie Dennison
Length: 30 mins
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Black Mirror and Philosophy: Dark Reflections

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Black Mirror - the Emmy-winning Netflix series that holds up a dark, digital mirror of speculative technologies to modern society-shows us a high-tech world where it is all too easy to fall victim to ever-evolving forms of social control. In Black Mirror and Philosophy, original essays written by a diverse group of scholars invite you to peer into the void and explore the philosophical, ethical, and existential dimensions of Charlie Brooker's sinister stories.  The collection reflects Black Mirror's anthology structure by pairing a chapter with every episode in the show's five seasons-including an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure analysis of Bandersnatch-and concludes with general essays that explore the series' broader themes. Chapters address questions about artificial intelligence, virtual reality, surveillance, privacy, love, death, criminal behavior, and politics, including: Have we given social media too much power over our lives? Could heaven really, one day, be a place on Earth? Should criminal justice and punishment be crowdsourced? What rights should a "cookie" have? Immersive, engaging, and experimental, Black Mirror and Philosophy navigates the intellectual landscape of Brooker's morality plays for the modern world, where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

©2020 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2020 Tantor

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Bridget Christie Minds the Gap: Series 1

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Comedian Bridget Christie noticed that misogyny, like shiny leggings, has made an unexpected comeback. But did it ever really go away? Bridget Christie Minds the Gap is a new stand-up comedy series on the state of British feminism today. In these four episodes, she asks why feminism became a dirty word and whether the modern British woman needs it. From a smell in a well-known bookshop to a pen designed especially for women, she looks at some of the more ridiculous things associated with being a woman. She also considers women and their day-to-day relationships with each other, via an organic herb puff snack, a church pew and a bag of dirty laundry. In addition, she ponders women's relationship with their bodies via a lap dance, TOWIE and a fish called Michael. Throughout the series, Fred MacAuley helps her remember some of the key incidents which brought her to an epiphany and a call to arms. Produced by Alison Vernon-Smith and Alexandra Smith. Image credit: Idil Sukan  

©2012 AudioGO Ltd (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd

Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
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Photographs Not Taken

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Photographs Not Taken is a collection of photographers' essays about failed attempts to make a picture. Editor Will Steacy asked each photographer to abandon the conventional tools needed to make a photograph - camera, lens, film - and instead make a photograph using words, to capture the image (and its attendant memories) that never made it through the lens. In each essay, the photograph has been stripped down to its barest and most primitive form: the idea behind it. This collection provides a unique and original interpretation of the experience of photographing, and allows the reader into a world rarely seen: the image making process itself. Photographs Not Takenfeatures contributions by: Peter Van Agtmael, Dave Anderson, Timothy Archibald, Roger Ballen, Thomas Bangsted, Juliana Beasley, Nina Berman, Elinor Carucci, Kelli Connell, Paul D'Amato, Tim Davis, KayLynn Deveney, Doug Dubois, Rian Dundon, Amy Elkins, Jim Goldberg, Emmet Gowin, Gregory Halpern, Tim Hetherington, Todd Hido, Rob Hornstra, Eirik Johnson, Chris Jordan, Nadav Kander, Ed Kashi, Misty Keasler, Lisa Kereszi, Erika Larsen, Shane Lavalette, Deana Lawson, Joshua Lutz, David Maisel, Mary Ellen Mark, Laura McPhee, Michael Meads, Andrew Moore, Richard Mosse, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Laurel Nakadate, Ed Panar, Christian Patterson, Andrew Phelps, Sylvia Plachy, Mark Power, Peter Riesett, Simon Roberts, Joseph Rodriguez, Stefan Ruiz, Matt Salacuse, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Aaron Schuman, Jamel Shabazz, Alec Soth, Amy Stein, and others.

©2012 Daylight (P)2012 Daylight

Author: Will Steacy
Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
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Home Cleaning

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In any home, some cleaning-related tasks spark dread in some members of the household, while others don’t mind them at all. For example, one person might detest emptying the dishwasher, and therefore, complete other chores that he or she likes more, or at least is willing to do. Do you think it’s fair to be able to pick and choose when it comes to cleaning and home maintenance? What if everyone likes and dislikes the same tasks? How are chores delegated in your household? Do your kids expect clean folded clothes to magically appear in their drawers? Do they roll their eyes when you suggest they clean the bathroom? By racing in to make their lives easy, have you unintentionally reinforced your children’s belief that the world revolves around them? If you accept that one invests energy at home, it is vital to clean it, since we shed a great deal of skin cells. Because of the manufacturing of skin cells and dust, it is fitting that we clean our floors, and covers occasionally, to improve air quality. We need to breathe clean air. And if we are to prevent odors from cooking, the infestation of gnats, rodents, mice, and other vermin, we need to have a clean environment. Consistent upkeep of a home, as far as cleanliness and orderliness, is, to a great degree, key to our physical wellbeing and emotional wellness. A spotless and clean home diminishes stress and enhances emotional wellbeing, consequently enhancing personal satisfaction. Envision the joy of strolling into a spotless home by the day's end or strolling into an impeccable kitchen in the morning while at the same time scrambling for work. Both occasions are mitigating of stress and to a great degree relieving, once addressed. Living or flourishing in filthy conditions can be unpleasant, undesirable, and disturbing. A clean house is a healthy house. 

©2017 Ashley Diaz (P)2018 saksham sharma

Narrator: ANJALI SARKAR
Author: ASHLEY DIAZ
Length: 49 mins
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Grand Scale Symphony: Anselm Kiefer at White Cube

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A review of Anselm Kiefer exhibition at White Cube Bermonday tours room by room, with analytic descriptions of the large scale works on view.  Superstrings, the Norms, Gordian Knot  One enters the massive White Cube Gallery in Bermondsey and finds oneself in a darkened avenue bordered by large vertical paintings. Vitrines framed with broad metal casing contain accumulations of mixed media, the Superstrings. On closer attention, scrawed on the glass formulas for the scientific specialist, e.g. in Vitrine number 1 to the left reads Vu+xqa i/2 kud(lodk)ekx, whatever that means. Behind this a confusion of coiled cord, tangled loops of white and black lengths, suspended against a bleached-out suggestion of industrial landscape, silhouetted shapes of buildings and chimneys. Another formula scrawled on the glass. V(Nkov):xeinx encased. Are these scientific string theory? (1) In this panel the bunched confusion of cords lies on a silvered textured ground, which may be canvas but resembles parchment. In the fourth vitrine is a mesh of wire squared grid imposed over an absolute forest of black cord, fused and gutted, with white cord disposed at the base. The message seems to be the toppled towers of science, corrupted by the sensual intuitive surge of the artwork. The formulae are reduced to a scrawled nonsense. Vitrine number 6 is a chaotic tangle of elements....

©2019 Cv Publications (P)2020 Cv Publications

Author: N.P. James
Length: 13 mins
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Oh! The Horror!

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Explore our fascination with horror and all things creepy and macabre as we dissect some of the best cult horror films ever made in this bone-chilling documentary. Featuring interviews from film producers, filmmakers, and horror writers from across the globe, including Troma's Lloyd Kaufman, Billy "Bloody Bill" Pon, P. J. Starks, Justin Beahm, Nathan Hill, Jim Towns, Shawn C. Phillips, and many more. Directed by master of the macabre Tony Newton, director of VHS Lives, VHS Nasty, and 60 Seconds to Die.

©2020 Alchemy Werks, LLC (P)2020 Alchemy Werks, LLC

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Studio Work: Philip James ROI

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In a collection of works and artist’s notes, the listener is introduced to the intimate process of landscape painting; from the initial choice of the subject and theme to detail the formation of a work. Oils, watercolors, drawings, and sketchbooks include views of the Sussex Downs, Cornwall, and Dartmoor and abroad in France, Greece, and Southern Spain; with studies of London, Paris, and work from the model, made in live studios. “The drawings and watercolours appeal to me personally.” (Hope Daniels, editor, American Style)

©2017, 2018 Cv Publications (P)2019 Cv Publications

Narrator: James Hill
Author: N. P. James
Length: 55 mins
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La Torre di Babele di Pieter Brueghel

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L'episodio della Torre di Babele è stato ripreso nel corso della storia in arti anche molto diverse tra loro: dalla xilografia di Escher al cinema espressionista di Fritz Lang. La Torre di Babele del pittore fiammingo Pieter Brueghel il Vecchio cattura l'attenzione del pubblico non solo per l'imponenza che riesce a scaturire dalla tela, ma soprattutto per la certosina attenzione al dettaglio. Colpisce infatti la quantità di oggetti e personaggi ritratti, che ci fa tenere gli occhi fissi sul dipinto, nella speranza di cogliere tutti i particolari, vedere ogni piccolo dettaglio, riconoscere ogni singolo personaggio. In questo audioquadro conoscerai meglio la vita dell'artista, le tecniche da lui usate e il mondo della pittura fiamminga. Scoprirai, inoltre, i dettagli più curiosi e nascosti nella tela che esprimono il pensiero di Brueghel: l'uomo è piccolo e impotente di fronte alla magnificenza dell'universo. Please Note: This audiobook is in Italian.

©2015 Area51 Publishing (P)2015 Area51 Publishing

Length: 32 mins
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HiBrow: Richard Strange's A Mighty Big If - Mike Figgis

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Richard Strange's 'A Mighty Big If' event at The Crypt, St Martin in the Fields, London. Writer and adventurer Richard regularly staged entertaining and illuminating conversations with major cultural figures. HiBROW captures a lively and informed encounter between the groundbreaking filmmaker and artist Mike Figgis and the raconteur Richard Strange.

©2018 One Media iP Ltd (P)2018 One Media iP Ltd

Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
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Unveiling the Divine Feminine with Angela Voss

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In these two lectures about Sandro Botticelli (1444-1510) and the meaning behind two of his best-loved paintings, Angela introduces you to the esoteric worldview which flourished in the early centuries CE in cultural centres such as Alexandria in Egypt, and was reborn in Renaissance Europe. In 15th-century Florence, a group of intellectuals centred around the great Platonic philosopher Marsilio Ficino (1433-99) instigated a revival of what was then called ‘the ancient wisdom’, now often referred to as the Western esoteric tradition, or the Perennial Wisdom. Angela Voss, PhD, SFHEA is programme director for the MA in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. She has studied and taught Western esotericism for over twenty years, and is also a musician and an astrologer. Her interest began with the Renaissance philosopher Marsilio Ficino, who was deeply indebted to both Plato and Hermes in his desire to renew the spirit of the Christian religion (see Marsilio Ficino, 2006), and she completed a doctorate on his astrological music therapy in 1992. She is now in the Education Faculty at Canterbury Christ Church, and is working within a transformative learning context, finding ways to bridge esoteric wisdom and reflexive scholarship. She has written extensively on Ficino, the symbolic imagination, music, astrology and divination, and she regards her vocation as a ‘walker between the worlds’, of spiritual experience and academic discourse. 

©2020 Wise Studies (P)2020 Wise Studies

Narrator: Angela Voss
Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
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101 Reasons to Love the Bewitched TV Show

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Discover 101 things you've always wanted to know about the Bewitched television series. Test your skills. 

©2011 Gina Meyers (P)2020 Gina Meyers

Narrator: Liza Kane
Author: Gina Meyers
Length: 14 mins
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Ai Weiwei: And the Evolution of Political Art

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To start this off I can’t do better than quote the piece by Ben Luke, resident art critic of the London Evening Standard, that appeared shortly before my time of writing, and a couple of weeks before the relevant exhibition opened at the Royal Academy: “Ai Weiwei”, Luke said, “is probably the most famous artist in the world. He has transcended the world of museums and galleries, and exerts a newsworthiness that no other artist competes with.”  This statement, if one bothers to look through the kind of publicity that Ai now attracts - thanks to the digital revolution most of this is easily available with a few clicks on one’s computer - is self-evidently true. Even the very biggest art stars of the past - not Picasso in his dotage, for example, nor Andy Warhol in the 1960s during the epoch of The Factory and the New York nightclub Studio 54, nor even Joseph Beuys, at the time when his 'Organisation for Direct Democracy Through Referendum' formed the central point of reference at the 1972 Documenta 5 in Kassel - enjoyed the same degree of global celebrity.  In large part this is due to the operation of the Web itself. Picasso died in 1973, Beuys in 1986, and Warhol in 1987. Though we still speak glibly of the two latter as 'contemporary artists', really they belong to a different world in terms of celebrity and how it is created.

©2015, 2017 Cv Publications (P)2017 Cv Publications

Narrator: Anthony Howard
Length: 21 mins
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Ophelia di John Everett Millais [Ophelia by John Everett Millais]

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Molti furono i pittori dell'età vittoriana che s'ispirarono ai drammi di Shakespeare, ma nessun artista affrontò il tema della tragedia di Ophelia con l'originalità e la sensibilità di Millais. In questo capolavoro, l'artista si muove tra la concretezza naturalistica degna di un botanico e l'espressione di sentimenti sì potenti, ma resi con la pacatezza di cui solo un grande poeta è capace. Gli audioquadri Area51 Publishing sono un nuovo modo di conoscere, amare e godere l'arte. Ogni quadro è raccontato nel dettaglio per farti conoscere la storia, scoprire lo stile e vivere in prima persona l'emozione del dipinto. Many painters were the Victorian era that were inspired by the plays of Shakespeare, but no artist tackled the theme of the tragedy of Ophelia with originality and sensitivity of Millais. In this masterpiece, the artist moves between the concrete nature worthy of a botanist and the expression of feelings so powerful, but made with the calmness of which only a great poet is capable of. The audio paintings of Area51 Publishing are a new way to know, love, and enjoy the art. Each painting is told in detail to let you know the history, discover the style, and experience first-hand the excitement of the painting. Please note: This audiobook is in Italian.

©2015 Area51 Publishing (P)2015 Area51 Publishing

Length: 18 mins
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Comment Installer un Studio de Photographie [How to Install a Photo Studio]

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Comment installer un studio photographique est un e-Book qui décrit en détails des sujets liés à l'organisation d'un studio photo dans le confort de votre maison. Il renferme des informations sur la façon d'utiliser l'éclairage continu en studio, comment utiliser la lumière stroboscopique pour la photographie ou encore maîtriser des techniques qui permettent aux utilisateurs de contrôler la lumière comme ils l'entendent. Contrôler son environnement contribue à faire de belles photos et pousse également à la créativité. Cet e-Book contient aussi des conseils et indications sur l'installation d'un studio photo chez soi et dévoile comment un photographe fait ses ajustements afin de produire la meilleure association de lumière et de couleurs. Enfin, il donne des conseils avisés pour configurer et ranger au mieux son appareil et ses accessoires de façon à se simplifier les choses. En un mot, c'est tout ce dont un photographe amateur a besoin pour savoir comment installer son propre atelier photo à la maison. Please note this audiobook is in French

©2014 Valerie Garner (P)2014 Valerie Garner

Length: 45 mins
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Ninfee Blu di Claude Monet [Blue Water Lilies by Claude Monet]

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Solo pronunciando il nome di Monet, si pensa all'Impressionismo. Il grande pittore francese è infatti profondamente legato a questo movimento artistico che si sviluppò nel XIX secolo appassionando e meravigliando migliaia di artisti, spettatori e critici in Europa e nel mondo intero. Nel suo corposo ciclo di dipinti dedicato alle ninfee, composto da circa 250 opere, spicca per bellezza e forza poetica il monumentale olio su tela intitolato Ninfee blu. In questo quadro il soggetto si mostra sempre più dettagliato e allo stesso tempo più sfocato, con ninfee astratte, sospese nel vuoto di una superficie acquatica sempre più difficile da distinguere. Luce e ombra si intrecciano in un gioco di trasformazione e fusione, e la tela diviene così la rappresentazione dell'esistenza e della personalità dello stesso Monet.Gli audioquadri Area51 Publishing sono un nuovo modo di conoscere, amare e godere l'arte. Ogni quadro è raccontato nel dettaglio per farti conoscere la storia, scoprire lo stile e vivere in prima persona l'emozione del dipinto. Just saying the name Monet, it is linked to Impressionism. The great French painter is indeed deeply linked to this artistic movement that developed in the 19th century and caused passionate wondering in thousands of artists, audiences, and critics in Europe and worldwide. His full-bodied series of paintings dedicated to water lilies, consisting of about 250 works, stands out for its beauty and poetic force, including the monumental oil painting entitled Blue Water Lilies. In this context, the subject is increasingly detailed and at the same time more blurred, with abstract water lilies floating in the void of the water's surface and becoming more and more difficult to distinguish. Light and shadow are woven into a game of transformation and fusion, and the canvas becomes the representation of the existence and personality of Monet. Please note: This audiobook is in Italian.

©2015 Area51 Publishing (P)2015 Area51 Publishing

Length: 22 mins
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Public Art in a Modern Society

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How do we expect public art to function in a contemporary society? By public art, we mean art that to some extent at least ambushes us. We encounter it as we go about our everyday lives, not in some special art-dedicated space. In other words, certainly not in a museum. However, Aida Mahmudova notes, in her introduction to this public art project for Baku organized by Yarat! Contemporary Art Space, conditions for public art, and also what it hopes to achieve, are now very different from the way in which art of this kind operated previously.

©2014, 2018 Cv Publications (P)2018 Cv Publications

Narrator: Jason Zenobia
Length: 8 mins
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Doubles 1: Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch

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Cover: Vincent van Gogh Self-Portrait Saint-Rémy, autumn 1889 Oil paint on canvas 578 x 445 mm National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mr and Mrs John Hay Whitney 1998.74.5. Edvard Munch (1863-1944). Self-Portrait, 1895. © The Trustees of the British Museum.   Doubles 1: Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch by Marina Vaizey. Introduction In a set of essays entitled "Doubles" author, critic, curator, and traveller, Marina Vaizey explores pairings of artists drawn from the canonical cycle of Western art. She considers themes of engagement such as the portrait or figure, treated as stories of wider implication for society, that draw on the artist’s perception of the seen, combined with personal visions of dreams and imagination. The artist as recorder It is the supreme ability of art, perhaps its highest purpose - acknowledged or not - to show and tell: To show us what we are, and in so doing to tell us. Art even at its most abstract is story-telling. And what we like most is encapsulated in Alexander Pope’s phrase from 1733, the proper study of mankind is man. Perhaps that explains that the artists who are among those most currently revered those exact contemporaries Rembrandt and Velazquez, Van Gogh and Munch, the appeal of the disruptive Francis Bacon, and the joyful David Hockney are artists who in their own individual ways are both disturbing and consoling. There is a particular kind of painter who is indeed only interested in appearance of what he or she is looking at, and that appearance might be anything. And there are others who acknowledge the importance of appearance and also go beyond. Titian, Rembrandt, Velazquez, El Greco, Holbein, Van Dyck, Goya, Cézanne, Dégas, Edvard Munch, Vincent van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse, Francis Bacon, Lucian, Freud, Gerhard, Richter, are just a handful of the masters of the portrait and the self-portrait. A significant majority of the artists considered the greatest in the Western canon devoted much even at times the majority, of their work to the portrait. There are even some mythical figures in the painted world that produced, it seems, hardly anything but portraits, mysteries with humans at the centre. The tiny output of Vermeer is a case in point and paint: Almost no interior without a single person or a couple.

©2020 Cv Publications (P)2020 Cv Publications

Narrator: Mark Rice-Oxley
Length: 36 mins
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Das Pummeleinhorn

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Einhörner gibt es nicht. Zumindest dachte das die vierzehnjährige Julia. Einhörner gab es nur in ihren Alpträumen oder entsprangen der Fantasie ihrer Mutter. Die glaubt nämlich an deren Existenz. Und nicht nur das: Julias Mutter ist der größte Einhorn-Fan der Welt. Doch dann springt ein sprechender Keks, namens Norbert und kurz darauf ein ebenfalls sprechendes, quicklebendiges Einhorn durch ein Portal mitten in Julias Leben hinein. Und es handelt sich dabei nicht um irgendein Einhorn, nein! Das berühmte Pummeleinhorn höchstpersönlich steht vor dem völlig verdatterten Mädchen. Und da somit Julias Welt völlig aus den Fugen gerät und auch die Glitzerwelt, aus der der Keks und das Einhorn kommen, darauf pocht, dass das Gleichgewicht der Welten wieder hergestellt wird, muss Julia alles dafür tun, die beiden wieder nach Hause in die Glitzerwelt zu befördern. Doch das ist leichter gesagt als getan. Denn der Keks Norbert ist bereits über alle Berge und nimmt Reißaus vor dem keksfressenden Einhorn. Das Einhorn hingegen möchte lieber gemütlich auf dem Sofa sitzen und Kekse fressen, und Julias Mutter fällt erst einmal direkt in Ohnmacht, als sie das lebendige Pummeleinhorn sieht. Und dann ist da ja noch Anna, Julias frisch gebackene und einzige Freundin, die es sich nicht nehmen lässt, an der Mission Pummeleinhorn teilzunehmen. Und was hat dieser unheimliche Herr Pappenheimer vor? Ein Hörspiel über Freundschaft, Erwachsen werden, Einhörner, die Kekse lieben, Kekse, die berühmt werden, Mütter, die verschwinden, Töchter, die über sich hinauswachsen und zwei Welten, die unterschiedlicher nicht sein könnten. >> Diese Hörspiel-Fassung genießt du exklusiv nur bei Audible.

©2018 bumm film GmbH (P)2019 Audible Studios

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Photoshop for Photographers

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This is the Photoshop tutorial workflow for photographers. This audiobook covers features essential for photographers in Photoshop. A portion of this book is for beginner photographers learn about the basics of photography so that everybody can benefit from the methods in this book. Photographs have been in fashion since they were known to the common man. People use photographs to capture and store their special moments. These photos help in reliving those precious moments that they spent with their loved ones, friends, or family. But, it is not the 1940s or 1980s now. With time, people have developed various methods of processing images. Today, they capture images not only to remember their moments, but to share them with people on social media platforms like Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and many others. Capturing amazing images with the help of your camera is not enough. You need to produce some appealing images from those digital copies of yours as well. If you spend more than 30 seconds studying an image that you took, you will often notice that something is not presented the way you wanted it to be. You can always open such images in Photoshop to correct them and artificially improve them to make them better looking. Once you are done with the photography lessons in this book, you will continue learning about Photoshop and how you can use the same to make your images wow! What's included in this book: Basics of photography (aperture, focus, continuous focus, shutter speed, etc.) How to capture images like a professional Using perspective to add dynamism to your images Photography filters Introduction to Photoshop Basic Photoshop Color grading Photo manipulation Combining two images

©2017 Abhishek Kumar (P)2017 Abhishek Kumar

Narrator: Dave Wright
Author: John Slavio
Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
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La nascita di Venere di Sandro Botticelli [The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli]

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La nascita di Venere di Sandro Botticelli è un'immagine senza tempo, espressione di un senso estetico astratto, che si rifà alla mitologia per proiettarsi in una dimensione eterna. Allo stesso tempo, quest'opera è forse l'espressione più compiuta di un ambiente sociale e culturale ben definito: la Firenze degli ultimi decenni del Quattrocento. Botticelli ci immerge in una dimensione d'irrealtà e magia che si esprime attraverso un colto allegorismo e un complesso senso di poesia. Gli audioquadri Area51 Publishing sono un nuovo modo di conoscere, amare e godere l'arte. Ogni quadro è raccontato nel dettaglio per farti conoscere la storia, scoprire lo stile e vivere in prima persona l'emozione del dipinto. The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli is a timeless image, expression of an abstract sense of beauty, which draws on mythology to project in an eternal dimension. At the same time, this is perhaps the most complete expression of a social and cultural environment well defined: the Florence of the last decades of the 15th century. Botticelli plunges us into a dimension of unreality and magic that is expressed through a cultured allegory and a complex sense of poetry. The audio paintings of Area51 Publishing are a new way to know, love, and enjoy the art. Each painting is told in detail to let you know the history, discover the style and experience first-hand the excitement of the painting. Please note: This audiobook is in Italian.

©2015 Area51 Publishing (P)2015 Area51 Publishing

Length: 24 mins
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Adorazione dei Magi di Leonardo Da Vinci [Adoration of the Magi by Leonardo Da Vinci]

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Oro, incenso e mirra: questi sono i doni offerti dai Magi nello splendido dipinto incompiuto di Leonardo da Vinci: l'Adorazione dei Magi. Il tema dell'adorazione dei magi era uno motivi pittorici più frequenti tra gli ar-tisti fiorentini, ma Leonardo ne fece una versione davvero rivoluzionaria. La struttura dell'opera è complessa e grandiosa che anticipa la cultura figurativa rinascimentale e influenzerà numerosi artisti a partire da Raffaello. Gli audioquadri Area51 Publishing sono un nuovo modo di conoscere, amare e godere l'arte. Ogni quadro è raccontato nel dettaglio per farti conoscere la storia, scoprire lo stile e vivere in prima persona l'emozione del dipinto. L'ebook dell'audioquadro è illustrato: al suo interno troverai infatti le immagini dei dettagli del dipinto che ti aiuteranno a notare ed apprezzare ogni elemento dell'opera. Gold, frankincense, and myrrh: These are the gifts offered by the Magi in the beautiful unfinished painting of Leonardo da Vinci: the Adoration of the Magi. The theme of adoration of the Magi was one pictorial motifs more frequent among artistic Florentines, but Leonardo made it a truly revolutionary version. The structure of the work is complex and grandiose that anticipates the Renaissance figurative culture and influence numerous artists from Raphael. The audio-painting of Area51 Publishing is a new way to know, love, and enjoy the art. Each painting is told in detail to let you know the history, discover the style, and experience firsthand the excitement of the painting. Please note: This audiobook is in Italian.

©2015 Area51 Publishing (P)2015 Area51 Publishing

Length: 17 mins
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Norse Mythology

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Tales are often told marking the Vikings as no more than simple horn-helmeted explorers, infamous abusers who pillaged and plundered all that stood in their way. However, many of us lack to see the parallels aligned with modern culture and the influences our Viking ancestors provided and passed down to our own aspects of modern practices, beliefs, languages, and pastimes. While there are numerous and vast differences to the Viking morality and way of life, we can also uncover many similarities that can be derived within today's culture.  Understanding the exciting and influential history of these brave and courageous Norseman will reveal a whole new world of truth. Unveil the Vikings rituals, gods, and beliefs as you travel alongside them to distant lands, partake in monstrous battles with armies, and witness the glory as the greats transcended to Valhalla.  From Ginnungagap to Ragnarok, from Lindisfarne to the Battle of Stamford Bridge, from Kiev to Vinland and beyond, the Vikings have helped to shape and influence our modern world.   Here is a preview of what is included: Viking origins Famed battles, wars, and sieges The conception of the world - Yggdrasil, creation, and the afterlife Viking deities Magical practices Viking beliefs Viking influence on popular culture today And much more!   Get your copy, and start listening today!

©2017 Cascade Publishing (P)2018 Cascade Publishing

Narrator: Teague Dean
Author: Dale Hansen
Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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Viandante sul mare di nebbia di Caspar David Friedrich

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Ascolta e scopri il capolavoro del pittore simbolo del romanticismo europeo! In questo audio ti guideremo alla scoperta di uno degli artisti più importanti e significativi del Romanticismo europeo dell'Ottocento. Portando il peso di un'infanzia dolorosa e triste, il giovane Caspar vede la Natura come una madre arcigna, che non esita a punire l'uomo per la sua insignificante piccolezza, ma anche una musa che offre scorci e soggetti che nessun contesto urbano o ritratto possono ricreare, adatti a rispecchiare fedelmente il tumulto che agisce all'interno della sua anima. Artista profondamente legato alla spiritualità, Friedrich dipinse fino all'ultimo dei suoi giorni, rappresentando i protagonisti dei suoi quadri come minuscoli granelli di polvere di fronte alla potenza prorompente della Natura. "(…) vi consiglio di andare oltre a tutte le ipotesi della critica, soffermandovi con attenzione a osservare il dipinto. Forse semplicemente noterete che tutti noi siamo viaggiatori sul mare di nebbia e vi ritroverete a provare un sentimento di meraviglia e quasi sgomento di fronte all'immensità dell'universo. Vi sentirete anche voi dentro al quadro, coinvolti, e forse vi identificherete con quel solitario viandante perso in un mare di nebbia" (L’autore).

©2016 Area51 Publishing (P)2016 Area51 Publishing

Length: 28 mins
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Cult Conversations

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Ian is famous for his numerous appearances in Doctor Who alongside Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, and Tom Baker. He appeared in "The Macra Terror" (as Questa), "Inferno" (as Bromley), and "The Seeds of Doom" (as Dr Chester). He also featured as Gregory in the first part of "The Invasion". In 1970 Ian starred in ATV's first SF children's series, Timeslip. He appeared in the last two serials as Dr Frazer and his clone Alpha, alongside the late Dennis Quilley.Other television credits include Adam Adamant Lives!, The Last Sacrifice, Emergency Ward 10, The Big Spender, Softly Softly, Z Cars, Stand up for Nigel Barton, Mogul, Paul Temple, No Exit, Van der Valk, Spy Trap, Shoestring, Last of the Summer Wine, and two episodes of The Professionals ("Private Madness, Public Danger" and "Kickback"). He has also performed all the voices on the cartoon series All Talk for Central and is currently involved in providing the voices for Horrace and the Magic Motorcycle. He also appeared in the Big Finish audio drama Catch 1782 as Professor David Munro.

© and (P) Fantom Films

Narrator: Ian Fairbairn
Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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The Ultimate Book of Pictures & Quotations

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A collection of 120 of the most inspiring quotes. The Ultimate Book of Pictures & Quotations is a collection of inspirational and motivational quotes from ancient philosophers to today's thinkers. Listen to one quote a day or all in one sitting to break through negative thinking. This audiobook can be listened to along the print or Kindle edition, which includes beautiful full-color nature photos. In this book, you'll get: A collection of 120 inspirational and motivational quotations Recommendations to enhance the experience So much more! Pick up your copy today!

©2016 One Jacked Monkey, LLC (P)2016 One Jacked Monkey, LLC

Narrator: Carl Zingle
Length: 24 mins
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Medea

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Eine große Möglichkeit die Geschichte der Medea zu erfahren. Die Übersetzungen der fremdsprachigen Texte stammen von Kurt Roeske. Die Kompositionen der Paraphrasen von Anno Schreier. Die musikalische Ausführung übernahm der Oboist Christian Petrenz.

©2008 Tonmeister LC 7584 (P)2013 Tonmeister LC 7584

Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
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Riva degli Schiavoni di Canaletto

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Ascolta e scopri il capolavoro del pittore veneziano. Antonio Canal, conosciuto come Canaletto, fu uno dei più importanti paesaggisti italiani del Settecento. La sua fama, a buona ragione, si diffuse anche all'estero e in particolare a Londra, dove visse e lavorò per un decennio. Le sue vedute di Venezia, antenate della cartolina vera e propria, sono cariche di dettagli, dipinte con un tratto semplice e pulito che rappresenta la luce in maniera magistrale. L'opera che scoprirai in questo Audioquadro è una delle numerose versioni che Antonio Canal dipinse di questa veduta di Venezia, proprio di fronte a piazza San Marco e alla sua caratteristica colonna. Uno spaccato della vita quotidiana di una Venezia settecentesca che, in fondo, non è poi così diversa da quella attuale da un punto di vista architettonico, e che mantiene il tipico senso di decadenza che da sempre la contraddistingue. "Chi osserva una fotografia sa che di fotografia si tratta, ma chi guarda un'opera di Canaletto come questa e si sofferma con attenzione, avrà la sensazione di percepire la realtà concretamente." (L'autore)

©2018 Area51 Publishing (P)2018 Area51 Publishing

Length: 26 mins
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Concentration Power

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Concentration Power by Kevin Hoffman

©2018 Kevin Hoffman (P)2018 Kevin Hoffman

Narrator: Betty Johnston
Length: 9 mins
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Wie klein die Welt in Wien ist

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Die Wiener Ringstraße ist ein weltberühmter Prachtboulevard - und zugleich Denkmal einer großartigen Ära, an die verschiedenste nostalgische Träume geknüpft sind. 2015 feiert dieses Wahrzeichen der Donaumetropole seinen 150. Geburtstag. Anlass für den WienTourismus, 13 international renommierte AutorInnen einzuladen, dieses Jubiläum mit literarischen Beiträgen zu feiern. Die so entstandenen Texte sind in dem Band "1865, 2015. 150 Jahre Wiener Ringstraße".

©2014 Metroverlag (P)2014 Mono Verlag OG

Author: Radek Knapp
Length: 8 mins
Available on Audible
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William Blake: In the Shadow of the Vortex

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Review of the exhibition of visionary artist William Blake at Tate Britain, September 2019.  The exhibition is arranged in eight rooms of the downstairs gallery spaces of Tate Britain, low-lit, maroon-painted walls, a very comprehensive collection of a highly original and complex visionary creator.  Blake’s parents ran a successful hosiery and haberdashery shop in Broad Street Soho, in a local inhabited by well-to-do middle classes; bankers, fashionistas, gentry. Born in 1757, Blake felt his calling was to art from childhood, and he was encouraged by his parents purchase of colours, paints and casts, and support for his studies at the Royal Academy.  His early studies, carefully completed works from the figure show a degree of competence and conscientious determination. It is precisely here that the original vision is inseminated: the pale grisaille ink and watercolour conceptions plant classical statuesque models into a supernatural arena of unfettered imagination. The canon of Western art, of Titian, Veronese, Michelangelo, Raphael, are absorbed by Blake but regurgitated as something quite alien and spectral, subject to a passionate and individual sensibility.

©2019 Cv Publications (P)2019 Cv Publications

Author: N.P. James
Length: 16 mins
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Ideas for Artists

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Through a careful consideration of a number of distinct design and painting ideas, a wide spectrum of elaboration has been the result. The format provided here presents you with an intelligent portrayal of a nearly infinite range of creative possibilities. In creative problem solving, which is crucial to the platform of design, there is always an unlimited number of solutions to every question that is asked. It is the job of a true artist to bring forth the most highly desired solution possible. The wording of the essays at the beginning of this unique take on art theory have been meticulously crafted to provide a thrilling listening experience intended to encourage enthusiasm, inspiration, and a feeling of excitement about possessing a creative purpose in life. These initial writings are derived from an in-depth exploration of the many facets involved in being one who is heavily involved in creating both beauty and meaning through the creation of artworks. Reasonable explanations, practical advice, and insightful tips on things that you could do now to improve your own artwork are also included and incorporated within the text. Artists and designers who listen to this book are encouraged to utilize any information from within this book to thereby improve their own creative approaches or overall outlook on art itself. Also included within this second edition are ten principles to consider for prolonging your survival on this planet as a creative individual. My Ninja Rules are guidelines for living life that apply to nearly everyone, artists especially. I wrote them out of my own desire to see the sun come up every day for as long as humanly possible, too. If you paint, I want to help you create something so original, that nothing like it has ever been seen or has even ever been imagined before. Having unlimited possibilities for creative inventiveness is the key to driving your success as an artist.

©2019 Steven Yessick (P)2020 Steven Yessick

Narrator: Jamie Werner
Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
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Autoritratto con cappello di feltro di Vincent Van Gogh [Self-Portrait with Felt Hat by Vincent Van Gogh]

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Autoritratto con cappello di feltro è uno dei quadri più famosi di Vincent Van Gogh. Fa parte della cospicua produzione di autoritratti ai quali l'artista affida un tentativo di dialogo che non può, né riesce, a intraprendere con nessun altro se non con se stesso, uno strenuo tentativo di fuoriuscire dalla solitudine esistenziale che pare essere senza scampo. Egli cerca nella figura riflessa attraverso lo specchio le ragioni più profonde della propria sofferenza, fino a imprimerle indelebilmente sulla tela. Gli audioquadri Area51 Publishing sono un nuovo modo di conoscere, amare e godere l'arte. Ogni quadro è raccontato nel dettaglio per farti conoscere la storia, scoprire lo stile e vivere in prima persona l'emozione del dipinto. L'ebook dell'audioquadro è illustrato: al suo interno troverai infatti le immagini dei dettagli del dipinto che ti aiuteranno a notare ed apprezzare ogni elemento dell'opera. Self-portrait with Felt Hat is one of the most famous paintings of Vincent Van Gogh. It is part of the conspicuous production of self-portraits in which the artist assigns an attempt at dialogue that cannot be undertaken with anyone one but himself, a strenuous attempt to escape from the existential loneliness that seems to be no escape. He looks at the figure reflected through the mirror, the deeper reasons of his own suffering, to impress indelibly on the canvas. The audio painting of Area51 Publishing is a new way to know, love, and enjoy art. Each painting is described in detail to let you know the history, discover the style, and experience firsthand the excitement of the painting. Please note: This audiobook is in Italian.

©2015 Area51 Publishing (P)2015 Area51 Publishing

Narrator: Michele Pompei
Length: 15 mins
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La Gioconda di Leonardo Da Vinci [The Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci]

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La Gioconda di Leonardo Da Vinci è senza dubbio uno dei quadri più affascinanti e misteriosi di tutti i tempi. Grazie a questo audioquadro, entrerai in prima persona dentro il dipinto, conoscendone il contesto storico, il significato artistico e i dettagli stilistici, scoprendone i segreti e vivendo con l'ascolto l'emozione di questa grandiosa, immortale opera. Gli audioquadri Area51 Publishing sono un nuovo modo di conoscere, amare e godere l'arte. Ogni quadro è raccontato nel dettaglio per farti conoscere la storia, scoprire lo stile e vivere in prima persona l'emozione del dipinto. [The Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating and mysterious paintings of all time. Thanks to this audio painting, you will enter the first person in the painting, knowing the historical context, the artistic meaning, and stylistic details, discovering the secrets and living with listening to the excitement of this great, immortal work. The audioquadri Area51 Publishing is a new way to know, love, and enjoy art. Each painting is discussed in detail to let you know the history, discover the style, and experience firsthand the excitement of the painting.] Please note: This audiobook is in Italian.

©2015 Area51 Publishing (P)2015 Area51 Publishing

Length: 24 mins
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Special Edition Book of Poetry III

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This is the third Special Edition Book of Poetry, which contains many more poems, just as with the second one. Hope you all enjoy them.

©2017 Josh Vecchiarelli (P)2018 Josh Vecchiarelli

Narrator: Nicole Young
Length: 46 mins
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Scuola di Atene di Raffaello [School of Athens by Raphael]

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Raffaello Sanzio fu uno dei più importanti artisti che operarono in Italia tra la fine del XV e l'inizio del XVI secolo: le sue opere, dal più piccolo ritratto ai maestosi affreschi come la Scuola di Atene, sono ammirate da turisti, critici e studiosi di tutto il mondo.Papa Giulio II della Rovere gli commissionò le decorazioni dell'appartamento privato al secondo piano dei Palazzi Vaticani. Nella Stanza della Segnatura, un ambiente imponente e magnificamente affrescato, pieno di colori, punti di luce e soggetti importanti, spicca la Scuola di Atene. In questo affresco, Raffaello elabora un "manifesto" della concezione squisitamente rinascimentale che vede l'uomo al centro dell'universo culturale e letterario. La Scuola di Atene è dedicata alla filosofia come un percorso verso la conoscenza: tutti i filosofi dipinti nel quadro cercavano tradizionalmente la verità attraverso la conoscenza e lo studio delle cause alla base della realtà. Please note: This audiobook is in Italian.

©2015 Area51 Publishing (P)2015 Area51 Publishing

Length: 30 mins
Available on Audible
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The Bid

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After five years of planning and an 18-month campaign costing more than £15m, England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup ended in humiliation in front of millions of TV viewers around the world. This thrilling drama tells the behind-the-scenes story of what happened in Zurich in the days leading up to the momentous announcement on 2 December, 2010. The England bid team - which included David Beckham and Prince William - arrived with high hopes. They had a strong bid and their presentation to the FIFA voting executives went without a hitch. But behind the confident facade, a desperate struggle was taking place as England jostled with other countries, courting FIFA executive members, lobbying for votes, and making deals. This is a gripping story of hope, broken promises and disappointment, starring John Sessions and written by Matthew Solon. Directed by John Dryden. A Goldhawk Production for BBC Radio 4.

©AudioGO Ltd 2012

Narrator: John Sessions
Length: 56 mins
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Soloparentpals.com Series 1 (BBC Radio 4: Woman's Hour Drama)

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A BBC Radio 4 full-cast drama about two single parents who meet on an internet chat site and strike up a friendship. Originally broadcast in the ‘Woman’s Hour Drama’ slots from 2 November 2009 - 6 November 2009 under the series name of 'singleparentpals.com'.The complete series 1 contains the following episodes:‘You Are Not Alone’ - When a nervous Tom logs on to a website for lone parents for the first time, he finds new friends and an impatient response from the formidable Rosie.‘Getting Back on the Horse’ - Rosie has an interview for promotion and Tom has his first date for years. Who is the most nervous of the two?‘Coming Clean’ - The honesty game backfires on Tom. Is this the end of a short but beautiful friendship with Rosie?‘The Other Man’ - Rosie has a new boyfriend but still seeks Tom's advice.‘We Can't Go on Meeting Like This’ - Tom has a conference in Manchester - is this a chance to meet Rosie in the flesh?Sue Teddern's story of the developing friendship between two single parents who correspond via a parenting advice website stars Maxine Peake as Rosie and Kris Marshall as Tom.Also included in the cast are Laura Molyneux, Janice Acquah, Annabelle Dowler, Jonathan Tafler, Isadora Dooley Hunter, Matt Addis and Malcolm Tierney. Directed by David Hunter.

©2009 David Hunter (P)2011 AudioGo Ltd

Author: Sue Teddern
Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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Der zerbrochene Ring

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Die Wiener Ringstraße ist ein weltberühmter Prachtboulevard - und zugleich Denkmal einer großartigen Ära, an die verschiedenste nostalgische Träume geknüpft sind. 2015 feiert dieses Wahrzeichen der Donaumetropole seinen 150. Geburtstag. Anlass für den WienTourismus, 13 international renommierte AutorInnen einzuladen, dieses Jubiläum mit literarischen Beiträgen zu feiern. Die so entstandenen Texte bilden das Hörbuch "1865, 2015. 150 Jahre Wiener Ringstraße".

©2014 Metroverlag (P)2014 Mono Verlag OG

Author: Eva Menasse
Length: 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Notte Stellata di Vincent Van Gogh [Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh]

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"Invece di cercare di rendere esattamente ciò che ho davanti agli occhi, mi servo del colore in modo più arbitrario per esprimermi con intensità." Così parla Van Gogh della sua arte. Notte stellata è una rielaborazione di spunti reali, ricordi e immaginazione che crea esiti di sorprendente originalità. Il vortice travolgente che coinvolge tutti gli elementi del dipinto è l'espressione di una potenza mistica, la manifestazione incendiaria di un'energia universale che infiamma il cielo e la terra. Gli audioquadri Area51 Publishing sono un nuovo modo di conoscere, amare e godere l'arte. Ogni quadro è raccontato nel dettaglio per farti conoscere la storia, scoprire lo stile e vivere in prima persona l'emozione del dipinto. "Instead of trying to make exactly what I have before my eyes, I use color more arbitrarily to express myself with intensity." Thus says Van Gogh of his art. Starry Night is a reworking of real ideas, memories, and imagination that creates outcomes surprising originality. The vortex overwhelming that involves all elements of the painting is the expression of a mystical power, the manifestation of a universal energy incendiary that ignites the heaven and the earth. The audio paintings of Area51 Publishing are a new way to know, love, and enjoy the art. Each painting is told in detail to let you know the history, discover the style, and experience first-hand the excitement of the painting. Please note: This audiobook is in Italian.

©2015 Area51 Publishing (P)2015 Area51 Publishing

Length: 28 mins
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3 maggio 1808 di Francisco Goya

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Ascolta e scopri il capolavoro del pittore spagnolo. Francisco Goya è una delle figure di spicco dell'arte spagnola a cavallo tra XVIII e XIX secolo. Oltre al suo dipinto più famoso, "Maja desnuda", fu autore di diversi ritratti per regnanti, duchi e nobili, ma anche di incisioni e paesaggi. Visse in un periodo di grandi cambiamenti politici e sociali e fu uno dei principali "fotografi" degli eventi dell'epoca, tra cui le rappresaglie dell'esercito francese di Napoleone sulla gente comune in Spagna. Le sue due opere più famose di questo periodo sono il "2 Maggio 1808" e il "3 Maggio 1808". Proprio di "3 Maggio 1808" tratta questo Audioquadro. Scoprilo nel dettaglio: la storia, i protagonisti, la tecnica pittorica, i significati e le critiche. Un breve viaggio nella vita e nelle opere di Francisco Goya, alla scoperta di un genio senza tempo e di un'arte rivoluzionaria quanto il periodo in cui si sviluppò.

©2018 Area51 Publishing (P)2018 Area51 Publishing

Length: 26 mins
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How to Learn Photoshop Quickly!

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How to Learn Photoshop Quickly! Do you know one of the most widely used software packages in the world? Of course, it is Adobe Photoshop. The remarkable image editing tools of Photoshop are used for almost everything and everywhere. No wonder, a world without Photoshop is hard to imagine. Even though Adobe has made Photoshop available to newcomers, it is powerful and still complex, making it a little intimidating. Interestingly, you don’t need to be an expert in digital marketing or a professional in graphic design before you can learn how to use Photoshop. Our powerful short book with the title How to Learn Photoshop Quickly! has the resources to help you start your journey to the mastery of Photoshop. This book will help you: Brush up on Photoshop fundamentals. Show you the basic tools and how to apply them. Focus on your preferred workspace and microskill. Show you the keyboard shortcut to the basic tools. Perfect navigation index for reference guides. These and many more benefits are what await you by getting this book. We might not have extensive information about Photoshop, and our problem might be editing because we are not native speakers. But with the powerful information about Photoshop embedded in our top-notch book, we aim to help you learn Photoshop quickly so you can have an edge in a competitive labor market and among your competitors. Don’t wait another day, obtain this book and begin your journey to Photoshop mastery!

©2019 Andrei Besedin (P)2019 Andrei Besedin

Narrator: Shelley Adams
Length: 35 mins
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Bruchlinien

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Erzählungen und Lesungen, Originaltondokumente des Autors.Aus dem Inhalt:Der VaterGespräch mit Friedrich TorbergDie Supane im SumpflandStandarteund Weiteres

©1999 Preiser Records (P)1999 Preiser Records

Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
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Curated Closet

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Do you have a boring closet and need help? Would you like to be better at decluttering? Do you need a break from your lack of style and need to spice things up? Do you feel stagnant, stuck in a rut, and ready for a change? Are you terrified of ending up old, having all the wrong clothes in your lackluster closet that could have been fixed easily?   If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll never find your style and build a closet that works for you.   Curated Closet: Find Your Personal Style and Create an Amazing Capsule Wardrobe teaches you every step, including proven strategies for identifying your personal style. This is an audiobook of action and doesn’t just tell you to try and declutter harder. Life rewards those who take matters into their own hands, and this audiobook is where to start.   Curated Closet is full of tips for finding the right clothes that will match your style. These methods are backed up by countless organizational experts, all of which will arm you with a mindset primed for success through powerful, concrete, and flexible closet-organization techniques.   Easy-to-implement, small changes and practical takeaways for immediate action.  What happens if you ignore your style?  Find out if the right style for you is casual or vintage.  Maybe trendy or bohemian is a better match.   What are the core bad habits you should watch for?  What is the purpose of your closet, and what defines a stylish closet?   How will you learn mindful living starting with your closet?  Find exactly how to best be rid of your old clothes  Find out where you should be buying your clothes   Discover how knowing yourself is the starting point    Learn how to discover your connection to style that works for you What happens when you don’t let life pass you by? Never wonder "what if" you could be free of your messy piles of clothes! Wake up every day with high energy and desire  Inspire yourself and others to create the closet of their dreams.  Feel comfortable with your body again.  Find out how to let go of your disorganization and take flight toward the minimalist closet of your dreams, period. Create the life and closet you want. Try Curated Closet: Find Your Personal Style and Create an Amazing Capsule Wardrobe today by clicking the "Buy Now" button at the top right of this page! P.S. You’ll be able to notice your change in your style within days. 

©2018 SSS Publishing (P)2018 SSS Publishing

Narrator: Alex Lancer
Length: 22 mins
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Portrait Photography: Learn to Shoot Portraits That Make You Look Like a Model in a Few Easy Steps

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Portraits are probably one of the most sought after and most treasured photos we can have taken of ourselves. If you look on the Internet, you'll see tons of people posting selfies to social media platforms for the whole world to see - they allow us to convey deep emotion and make a strong statement. This guide will help you discover the methods to taking absolutely stunning portraits. You'll learn: Tips, tricks and techniques to immediately improve your portraits Camera settings that the pros use Step-by-step instructions on how to pose your subjects And much more! By the end of this guide, you'll have the gift to make any subject you shoot look like a model. So what the heck are you waiting for? Let's start taking amazing portraits.

©2015 Joseph Scolden (P)2015 Joseph Scolden

Narrator: Carl Feldman
Length: 36 mins
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Music Theory: How to Understand and Learn Music for Guitar, Piano and Others Musical Instruments

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Learn music theory in 30 days or less! Many people wish to become musicians, singers, or better music producers. Unfortunately, not everyone was sent to learn music when they were kids, and most of them give up on their secret dream to become famous, respected musicians. Those people find themselves in dull jobs, dragging themselves every morning out of bed, pushing themselves to work, and come back home exhausted and unfulfilled. However... You can learn and become a musicians at any age - you just need the right guidance! No matter what is your age, no matter what is your musical background, and no matter what is your purpose - you can learn music theory, write beautiful songs, and produce outstanding music! In this audiobook, you will reveal the most simple, straight-forward way to learn music theory quickly and effectively. Forget about long courses, weird terms that nobody uses, or the history of music. Buy this audiobook and avoid unnecessary fluff! Here are just a few of the benefits you'll enjoy with this audiobook: Know how to read, write, and edit music pieces Create beautiful songs, melodies, and beats Collaborate with other musicians and speak with them the same language Set the basics for any musical instrument you wish to play And much, much more! How will I know that this book is for me? If you want to learn to play the flute, piano, organ, bass, violet this audiobook is for you... If you want to produce dance music, electronic music, hip hop music - this audiobook is for you... If you want to write love songs, happy songs, creative songs - this audiobook is for you! No matter what is your purpose, this audiobook will set the fundamentals and help you achieve your secret dream of becoming a decent musician!

©2019 Woody Morgan (P)2019 Woody Morgan

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Music Production

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Jump-start your career in music production even without prior experience with this beginner’s guide to music production. In the music world, the only rule is that there are no rules! You essentially have the freedom to record whatever you want, automate them in ways that you see fit, mix rhythms never before heard, and combine genres like it’s no one’s business. However, no matter what type of music you create, you want to make sure you’re putting good music out there so that people can fully enjoy your songs and you can take your career to new heights. So you have the talent and a penchant for good music, but you don’t know how to produce your own beats. Where do you go from here? Patrick Playel can help lead the way! In his book, you will be able to produce your own songs - on your time, under your terms! Even when you don’t have the experience or know-how, this complete guide to music production can help you get started! Here’s what you’ll get: The fundamentals of music production   How to set up your music producing career  Best tips in creating your home studio  How to choose digital audio workstations, learn mastering, and improving vocals The best ways to improve, in terms of mixing EDM, handling maximizers, etc. And so much more Even if words like mastering sound foreign to you or if you have never worked in a studio before, with the help of this guide, you will be able to kick-start your career in music production in no time! Gift the world with great music! Scroll up and click on “Buy Now” today!

©2020 Lewis Gray (P)2020 Lewis Gray

Narrator: Andy Parrish
Author: Lewis Gray
Length: 5 hrs
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Harmonica for Beginners

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Learn how to play harmonica easily with this fantastic, affordable guide. Many people love listening to the harmonica, and at least 50 percent of those are interested in learning to play it so that they can perform in front of an audience, friends, or family. This book is offering to teach you how to do just that. Simple instructions are provided to help you every step of the way. If you want to learn how to provide this unmistakable sound present in many styles of American music, you are in the right place. This book contains all the tips, instructions, and tools you’ll need to make amazing music. You will learn new techniques, styles, songs, and even a bit of history. You’ll discover: How to purchase your first harmonica Proper holding and breathing techniques Tongue techniques to create interesting sounds How to bend notes How to play popular folk tunes And lots more! Click the "Buy Now" button and learn how to play the most affordable instrument in the world.

©2020 Evergreen Music Studio (P)2020 Evergreen Music Studio

Narrator: Ben Herold
Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
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Singing 101

3 ratings

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THE SINGLE BEST TOOL EVERY SINGER NEEDS TO BUILD, IMPROVE, AND GROW THEIR VOICE. Beyond any other art form, singing is the most personal and expressive way for people to reach out to each other. Whether for professional goals of entertaining, healing or activism, or more personal goals like sharing music with family, friends, and community, singing is the human gift we cannot live without. Singing 101: Vocal Basics and Fundamental Singing Skills for All Styles and Abilities is the fastest way to increase singing abilities. It empowers singers with knowledge and practical application through exercises and techniques. Nancy Bos, a vocologist with decades of experience working with all ages of singers, provides easy-to-understand explanations of technical concepts, with tips for practical application. Singing 101 includes chapters on breath, body alignment, tension, resonance, style, and voice classifications. THE AUDIOBOOK VERSION CONTAINS OVER 30 MINUTES OF BONUS VOCAL WORKOUT MUSIC AND INSTRUCTION and extensive examples for the listener/singer to sing with. You’ll learn: · Why thoughtful understanding of the body helps you sing better · Strategic thinking about tackling a song · How to work on your vocal strength and agility with a few key exercises each day · How to balance technique with stage presence · Exercises that grow the skills of a modern singer · Get in on the wisdom of centuries of teachers with tried and true exercises set to music that will appeal to today’s singer. Nancy Bos is a voice teacher and singer with over two decades of experience working with students of all ages and abilities. She is a coach and consultant working with high profile singers and studios, guiding them into some of the best singing they’ve ever done. In Singing 101, she has gathered vocal wisdom learned through generations of voice teachers sharing their successful strategies, as well as contributions from modern science, in a collection of advice and exercises for the modern singer.

©2005 Nancy Bos (P)2016 Nancy Bos

Narrator: Nancy Bos
Author: Nancy Bos
Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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The Music Advantage

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An expert in cognitive development and music education reveals the remarkable and surprising benefits that playing - or even appreciating - music offers to children. The latest cognitive research has revealed something extraordinary: Learning music and listening to music can grow and repair our brains at any age. Here, Dr. Anita Collins explains how music has the potential to positively benefit almost all aspects of a child's development, whether it's through formal education or mindful appreciation; simply clapping in time can assist a young child who is struggling with reading.  It turns out that playing music is the cognitive equivalent of a full-body workout. Dr. Collins lays out the groundbreaking research that shows how playing an instrument can improve language abilities, social skills, concentration, impulse control, emotional development, working memory, and planning and strategy competence, from infancy through adolescence. She also provides real-life stories to show the difference that music learning can make, as well as practical strategies for parents and educators to encourage a love of music in their kids. This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF that contains further reading suggestions for each chapter from the book.

©2021 Dr. Anita Collins (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
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Ticket Masters

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Your favorite band has just announced their nationwide tour. Should you pay to join their fan club and get in on the pre-sale? No, you decide to wait. But the on-sale date arrives, and the site is jammed. You can’t get on - and the concert is sold out in six minutes. What happened? What now? Music journalists Dean Budnick and Josh Baron chronicle the behind-the-scenes history of the modern concert industry. Filled with entertaining rock-and-roll anecdotes about The Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, Pearl Jam, and more - and charting the emergence of players like Ticketmaster, StubHub, Live Nation, and Outbox - Ticket Masters will transfix every concertgoer who wonders just where the price of admission really goes. This edition has an updated epilogue that covers recent industry developments.

©2011 Dean Budnick and Josh Baron (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
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Music Production

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What Makes A Song Great?  It's a big question, and one that has been written about endlessly in an attempt to reveal the “formula” for creating a worldwide, smash hit record.  First of all a good song speaks to you. You remember it, even if it's just one really good line.... It fills you with emotions, whether those be sad or happy ones.  Then there is something else...it's the way the music was produced and its techniques which hook you in and enhance the listening experience.  Inside this book, you will find a timeless blueprint for making smash hit songs. It is a proven formula used by the legends of yesterday to make the stars of today.  Discover this and much more including:  Over Four Decades Worth of Insider Secrets to Producing Smash Hits  From Then to Now - Trends &and Techniques in Popular Music  Produce Your Best Music - No More Wasting Time on "How to Guides" or YouTube Learn What Makes a Bad Mix and How to Avoid It  The Proven Way to Put More Feeling into Your Music with Technology  Tips for The Best Band Rehearsals & Recordings  Pioneering Techniques Used by Miles Davis, The Beatles & More  Psychology Hacks Every Music Producer Needs (Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin Do This) And Much, Much More.... Whether you are an aspiring music producer or an expert in this field, you can start from where you are and master the art of music production and songwriting.  So if you're ready to discover how to make your best music then listen to this book.

©2019 Tommy Swindali (P)2020 Tommy Swindali

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Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
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Musicophilia

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Music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion. It can persuade us to buy something, or remind us of our first date. It can lift us out of depression when nothing else can. It can get us dancing to its beat. But the power of music goes much, much further. Indeed, music occupies more areas of our brain than language does - humans are a musical species.  Oliver Sacks’s compassionate, compelling tales of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have fundamentally changed the way we think of our own brains, and of the human experience. In Musicophilia, he examines the powers of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians, and everyday people. He explores how catchy tunes can subject us to hours of mental replay, and how a surprising number of people acquire nonstop musical hallucinations that assault them night and day.  Yet far more frequently, music goes right: Sacks describes how music can animate people with Parkinson’s disease who cannot otherwise move, give words to stroke patients who cannot otherwise speak, and calm and organize people whose memories are ravaged by Alzheimer’s or amnesia.Music is irresistible, haunting, and unforgettable, and in Musicophilia, Oliver Sacks tells us why. 

©2007 Oliver Sacks (P)2007 Books on Tape

Narrator: John Lee
Author: Oliver Sacks
Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
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The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works

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Over the centuries, orchestral music has given us a category of works that stand apart as transcendent expressions of the human spirit. What are these "greatest of the greats"? Find out in these 32 richly detailed lectures that take you on a sumptuous grand tour of the symphonic pieces that continue to live at the center of our musical culture. These thirty masterworks form an essential foundation for any music collection and a focal point for understanding the orchestral medium and deepening your insight into the communicative power of music. While seasoned music lovers will find the lectures a revealing journey through the repertoire, the course welcomes newcomers to orchestral music, offering a very accessible point of entry to this magnificent repertoire. You'll encounter symphonies, concertos, tone poems, symphonic poems, and suites, delving into the works through extensive musical excerpts. The course covers the major eras and stylistic periods in Western music from the early 18th- to the mid-20th centuries and highlights a wide range of European and American works. Among these: Haydn's Symphony no. 104, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, and Shostakovich's Symphony no. 5. Throughout these lectures, you'll learn about the major musical forms found in orchestral writing and how they're used in conveying expressive meanings. Knowing how these forms work allows you to grasp the structure of the music as you hear it, and also to appreciate how the greatest composers used them, extended them, and finally departed from them in sublimely original ways. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2011 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2011 The Great Courses

Length: 24 hrs and 53 mins
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How to Listen to and Understand Opera

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To watch any opera lover listen to a favorite work, eyes clenched tight in concentration and passion, often betraying a tear, is to be almost envious. What must it be like, you might think, to love a piece of music so much? And now one of music's most gifted teachers is offering you the opportunity to answer that very question, in a spellbinding series of 32 lectures that will introduce you to the transcendentally beautiful performing art that has enthralled audiences for more than 400 years. As you meet the geniuses - including the likes of Monteverdi, Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, and Puccini - who have produced some of the landmark artistic achievements of the form, and listen to many of their most beautiful moments, you'll grasp how the addition of music can reveal truths beyond what mere spoken words can convey, and how opera's unique marriage of words and music makes the whole far greater than the sum of its parts. Beginning with opera's origins in the early 17th century and continuing into the 20th, you'll trace the art's evolution and its ability to convey every shade of human emotion, whether sorrow or joy, drama or buffoonery. You'll understand how different types of voices enhance character. And you'll understand how the invention of the aria gave operatic composers a new power to make human emotions soar, adding to the impact of what continues to be one of the most beautiful musical forms ever devised. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©1997 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)1997 The Great Courses

Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
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The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works

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The piano is the most popular solo concert instrument in Western music. One of the key reasons is the fact that it has inspired many of the greatest masterpieces in the concert repertoire. To study these masterworks and to understand their genius and lasting appeal is to know one of the greatest accomplishments of Western culture, works that give great pleasure even as they deepen your insight into the meaning of music. The 23 works you'll study are carefully chosen to highlight the most important compositional and pianistic achievements in the solo piano tradition. These 24 enthralling lectures by Professor Greenberg take you through more than 200 years of piano music. Beginning with the monumental figure of Bach, followed by Mozart and Beethoven, you experience the piano music of such 19th-century masters as Chopin, Schumann, and Liszt, before moving forward to visionary modernists including Scriabin, Debussy, and Prokofiev. Each lecture presents a single work in a fresh, accessible encounter with its musical substance, welcoming listeners new to concert music as well as experienced concert music lovers. In addition to your study of the music, the lectures treat you to a rich panorama of music history. You dig deeply into the artistic and cultural environments that the compositions reflect, shedding light on what inspired these great works and how they were written. As a third layer of the course, you delve into the fascinating history of the piano itself, uncovering the ways in which the evolution of the instrument directly influenced the music that composers wrote for it. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2013 The Great Courses (P)2013 The Teaching Company, LLC

Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
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How to Write One Song

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There are few creative acts more mysterious and magical than writing a song. But what if the goal wasn't so mysterious and was actually achievable for anyone who wants to experience more magic and creativity in their life? That's something that anyone will be inspired to do after listening to Jeff Tweedy's How to Write One Song.  Why one song? Because the difference between one song and many songs isn't a cute semantic trick - it's an important distinction that can simplify a notoriously confusing art form. The idea of becoming a capital-S songwriter can seem daunting, but approached as a focused, self-contained event, the mystery and fear subsides, and songwriting becomes an exciting pursuit.  And then there is the energizing, nourishing creativity that can open up. How to Write One Song brings listeners into the intimate process of writing one song - lyrics, music, and putting it all together - and accesses the deep sense of wonder that remains at the heart of this curious yet incredibly fulfilling artistic act. But it’s equally about the importance of making creativity part of your life every day and of experiencing the hope, inspiration, and joy available to anyone who’s willing to get started.

©2020 Jeff Tweedy (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Jeff Tweedy
Author: Jeff Tweedy
Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
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The Addiction Formula

25 ratings

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Discover the songwriting technique used in 97% of all hit songs How to use subtle psychological triggers to captivate any audience. Writing pop, rock, R&B, or hip-hop has never been easier or more fun. Master the art of writing addicting songs Music is a tough industry to break into. With production gear being affordable for the first time in history, it seems like everyone is making music these days. Getting noticed in the continuous stream of information that is the Internet seems almost impossible. But: There is a technique designed specifically to captivate and hook an audience and with The Addiction Formula, you can learn it in a couple of hours. You will learn all about lyric-less storytelling, a technique used by the most successful songwriters of our time. If you've always wanted to know how to write songs that stick out and speak to a large audience, this is the book for you. The songwriting book for a new generation of songwriters The 60s are over! Songwriting today is a very different experience than it was when the Beatles were on the air. By combining arrangement, harmony, melody, rhythm, lyrics and production in one deviously simple technique it is the first songwriting book that speaks to an all-writing, all-producing DIY generation. Includes over 317 techniques you will be able to use instantly Part two of The Addiction Formula is almost like a dictionary of hit songwriting techniques. All the tools are hand-picked from hit songs of the past 30 years. But this book is far more than just a list of tips and tricks: The Addiction Formula also shows you how the techniques can be applied to your songs. It puts all of what you learn into perspective and shows you how they all fit together. With 331 examples including songs by Rihanna, Katy Perry, Drake and Maroon 5 Are you sick and tired of being taught techniques based on some old country song you've never heard of? One of my guidelines for writing this book was to only include hit songs from the past 30 years. Every single technique in The Addiction Formula is proven with one or more examples to show it in action and to help you learn it quickly and easy. I mean, hey, you get to learn by listening to the songs you listen to anyways! It's fun, quick, and practical.

©2015 Friedemann Findeisen (P)2017 Friedemann Findeisen

Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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The Music of Richard Wagner

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In these 24 lectures filled with musical excerpts, enjoy a rich and multifaceted exploration of the trailblazing works and outsized life of this historically pivotal composer. Your immersion in Wagner's art includes the following: The Flying Dutchman (which illustrates several of Wagner's key compositional innovations) Tannhäuser (the saga of a medieval knight torn between two worlds) Tristan and Isolde (Wagner's crowning masterpiece) And, of course, The Ring of the Nibelung (arguably the single most ambitious theater work ever created) The sheer outlandishness of Wagner's life makes for an endlessly intriguing story, from his desperate escapades outrunning creditors to his obsessive personal relationships to his utopian artistic schemes. In his writings, letters, and public actions, you investigate the often contradictory - and hypocritical - aspects of his personality. And, reflecting on the nationalist spirit of his time, you track his core desire to make "German Art in the service of a German national identity," even as he created a body of works whose communicative power transcends any national boundary. With Professor Greenberg's passionate and razor-sharp commentary, you'll plumb the fabulous mystery of a man who gave the world something of deeply compelling and universal resonance: music of great genius and a poetry that reveals the depths of the human psyche. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2010 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2010 The Great Courses

Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
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Violin for Beginners

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The violin is often described as the hardest instrument to learn. It's an instrument of such fine technique and precision that it often requires years of practice before being able to play a song well. If you're reading this, you already know that. You know that playing the violin is hard, it's even harder to learn, and you're not discouraged by the idea. Even though the violin can be hard to learn, it's still a beautiful instrument with a sound that mesmerizes most people who hear it for the first time. There's a reason why most orchestra arrangements have a violin as the center of the musical piece; their beautiful sound evokes feelings in even the disinterested listener. The sound is just too beautiful to ignore, which is probably what brought you here. With all of this in mind, it's no wonder you're interested in learning how to play the violin. You'll find expensive tutors and music academies for which you probably don't have the time in these modern ages. With most violin tutors available to you, as well as most information available online, you don't know who to trust or what to believe. You wish to have a clear and safe path ahead of you before you take the leap of faith and buy yourself a new violin. This situation is more common than it seems, and the answer lies right here in this audiobook. In this audiobook you’ll learn: The basics of music notation Time and rhythm Tempo and how to keep proper time Scales Playing techniques And much more! This audiobook is designed to take you from an absolute absence of musical knowledge to enough knowledge to read a music sheet and play it on your violin. It has all the basic knowledge taught in strict music academies, as well as everything that you need to learn about the violin and the right way to play it. Whether you want to play the violin for your family, your friends, for yourself, or any other reason, this audiobook will set you on the right path so that you can progress from amateur to a complete, well-rounded violin player.

©2020 David Bailey (P)2020 David Bailey

Narrator: Ben Herold
Author: David Bailey
Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Guitar Zero

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On the eve of his fortieth birthday, a professor of no discernible musical talent learns to play the guitar and investigates how anyone of any age might master a new skill. Just about every human being knows how to listen to music, but what does it take to make music? Is musicality something we are born with? Or a skill that anyone can develop at any time? If you don't start piano at the age of six, is there any hope? Is skill learning best left to children or can anyone reinvent him-or herself at any time? On the eve of his fortieth birthday, Gary Marcus, an internationally renowned scientist with no discernible musical talent, becomes his own guinea pig to look at how human beings become musical- and how anyone of any age can master something new. Guitar Zero traces his journey, what he learned, and how you can learn, too. In addition to being a groundbreaking look at the origins and allure of music, Marcus's journey is also an empowering tale of the mind's plasticity. In a quest that takes him from Suzuki classes to guitar gods, Marcus investigates the most effective ways to train your brain and body to learn to play an instrument. How can you make your practice more deliberate and effective? How can you find the best music teacher for you or your child? Does talent really exist? Or is hard work all you need? Guitar Zero stands the science of music on its head, debunking the popular theory of an innate musical instinct and many other commonly held fallacies. At the same time, it raises new questions about the science of human pleasure and brings new insight into humankind's most basic question: what counts as a life well lived? Does one have to become the next Jimi Hendrix to make a passionate pursuit worthwhile? Or can the journey itself bring the brain lasting satisfaction? For those who have ever set out to learn a musical instrument-or wishes that they could- Guitar Zero is an inspiring and fascinating look at music, learning, and the pursuit of a well-lived life.

©2012 Gary Marcus (P)2012 Penguin

Narrator: Gary Marcus
Author: Gary Marcus
Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs

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When funnyman Dave Barry asked readers about their least favorite tunes, he thought he was penning just another installment of his weekly syndicated humor column. Instead, Barry found himself buried in responses in what turned out to be his most popular column ever. This program is a compilation of the results of Barry's Bad Song Survey, a definitive collection of the worst songs ever written. It is divided into such categories as Teen Death Songs, Songs That People Always Get Wrong, Songs Women Hate, and, of course, Weenie Music. From "MacArthur Park" to "Feelings," from "Dreams of the Everyday Housewife" to "Leader of the Pack," Mike Dodge, who considered this his most harrowing recording session, guides you through the world's worst lyrics.

©1997 Dave Barry (P)16 9; 1997 HighBridge Company

Narrator: Mike Dodge
Author: Dave Barry
Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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Violin for Beginners: 3 in 1

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This book contains proven steps and strategies to help the prospective violinist take his or her first steps into the wonderful world of great violin playing. It is a useful resource for students of any age and is suitable for the complete beginner or for a student who may have stepped away from the instrument for a while and is now looking to jump right back in.  Whether you never got started because you find the violin utterly desirable and yet incredibly intimidating or you’re worried it might be too late now and you’ve missed your chance to become the masterful player you once dreamed of being, this book has you completely covered. As you’ll see for yourself as you listen, it’s never too late to become a great violinist! 

©2020 Rhythm Divine Studio (P)2021 Rhythm Divine Studio

Narrator: William Bahl
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
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Storia culturale della canzone italiana

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Tutti sappiamo - o pensiamo di sapere - che cos'è la canzone italiana. Ne parliamo con gli amici guardando Sanremo, la ascoltiamo su Spotify o su vinile, la cantiamo sotto la doccia, la amiamo, la odiamo, o tutt'e due le cose insieme. Ma che cosa rende "italiana" una canzone? "Felicità", siamo tutti d'accordo, suona come una tipica "canzone italiana", al punto che potremmo definirla "all'italiana". E allora "Via con me" di Paolo Conte, coeva eppure lontana miglia e miglia dal successo sanremese di Al Bano e Romina, non lo è? O forse lo è meno, con quello swing americano e quella voce roca? Jacopo Tomatis parte da qui, dal ripensamento delle idee più diffuse sulla canzone italiana ("canzone italiana come melodia", "canzone italiana come specchio della nazione", "canzone italiana come colonna sonora del suo tempo"), per scriverne una nuova storia. Fatta circolare su spartito o su rivista, trasmessa dalla radio, suonata da dischi e juke box, al cinema e alla tv, in concerti e festival, la canzone è stata, per un pubblico sempre più giovane, il punto di partenza per definire la propria identità (su una pista da ballo come nell'intimità della propria stanza), per fare musica e per parlare di musica. E allora hanno qualcosa da dirci non solo "Vola colomba", "Il cielo in una stanza", "Impressioni di settembre", "La canzone del sole", "Preghiera in gennaio", ma anche i nostri discorsi su queste canzoni, come le ascoltiamo, come le suoniamo, come le ricordiamo. "Storia culturale della canzone italiana" ripercorre i generi e le vicende della popular music in Italia ribaltando la prospettiva: osservando come la cultura abbia pensato la canzone, quale ruolo la canzone abbia avuto nella cultura e come questo sia mutato nel tempo - dal Quartetto Cetra agli urlatori, da Gino Paoli al Nuovo Canzoniere Italiano, da De Gregori a Ghali. Con la consapevolezza e l'ambizione che fare una storia della canzone in Italia non significa semplicemente raccontare la musica italiana, ma contribuire con un tassello importante a una storia culturale del nostro paese. Del resto, quando parliamo di musica non parliamo mai solo di musica.

©2019 Il Saggiatore S.r.l. (P)2020 Audible Studios

Narrator: Luca Sbaragli
Length: 24 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Songwriting: Lyric and Melody Writing for Beginners

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Have you ever wanted to write a song? For a band or concert? For a significant other? To express your sentiment? To memorialize an event? Just to add a tune to some published literature? Is your dream to write a beautiful song full of emotions? Is it your goal to create a fast-paced, energizing track? Then you're going to want to listen to this book. With the help of this book, you can turn your dreams into reality. Many people just think songwriting is too complicated and never even attempt to achieve their goals. A song can be used to convey much deeper emotions than just words alone. Where words may fail, a song can touch someone's heart. With every known culture in history utilizing some form of music, it's become one of the most important aspects of many people's daily lives. Music can be used to pass down a tradition, to create excitement, or to bring a major issue to society's attention. If you want to write and perform a song for any reason whatsoever but just can't seem to get started, then this book is most definitely for you. This book will teach you... What music means How to write meaningful lyrics The process of making catchy melodies Writing effective hooks Basic songwriting knowledge What makes a song a hit How to put meaning behind your lyrics Effective song structure How to record your song What the publication process of a song is like Songwriting is a skill that requires a lot of knowledge in several different areas. This book will inform you on the most important parts of each subject. With the help of this book, you'll be writing meaningful songs in 24 hours or less!

©2015 Alexander Wright (P)2015 Alexander Wright

Narrator: Amy MacMath
Length: 44 mins
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How to Make It in the New Music Business

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In the last decade, no industry has been through as much upheaval and turmoil as the music industry. If you're looking for quick fame and instant success, you're in the wrong field. It's now a democratic DIY business, and any guide to success in these new waters must be told by someone who's already survived them. Giving today's aspiring musicians the practical tools they need to build and maintain a lifelong career, How to Make It in the New Music Business becomes not only a brilliantly compiled tutorial on how to accomplish specific tasks - routing a tour, negotiating contracts, getting paid for Spotify and Pandora plays, or even licensing music to commercials, film, and television - but also a manifesto that encourages musicians to pave their own paths. Iin clear, easy-to-follow chapters, Ari Herstand's necessary and definitive handbook promises to redefine what it means to make it in the brave new world of professional music.

©2017 Ari Herstand; foreword copyright 2017 by Derek Sivers (P)2016 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Author: Ari Herstand
Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
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How to Sing 2020 Edition

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How to Sing 2020 Edition: A Complete Guide That Teaches You the Secrets to Sing in Tune. Improve Your Vocal Techniques and Your Singing Skills Even If You Have 0 Experience In this audiobook, the author teaches you everything you need to know to improve your vocal techniques. If you want to know the types of voices and how to control your high notes then How to Sing 2020 Edition is the perfect audiobook for you.  Here it is what you will find inside:   How to sing in public  What are the techniques to sing well  How to manage your high notes  Differences between head and chest voices And much more!   Don't lose time anymore! Get this audiobook now!

©2020 Barry Mitchell (P)2020 Barry Mitchell

Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
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The Practice of Practice: Get Better Faster

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Talent means nothing when it comes to getting better. Practice is everything. But exactly what is good practice? How does good practice create talent? The focus of this book is music practice, but these techniques and mindsets can be applied to any skill you want to improve. The Practice of Practice covers essential practice strategies and mindsets you won't find in any other book. You'll learn what research tells us about practice, but more importantly, you'll learn how great musicians in many genres of music think about practice, and you'll learn the strategies and techniques they use to improve. This book will help you get better faster, whether you play rock, Bach, or any other kind of music. It will also help you be a more informed teacher or a more effective parent of a young learner. Don't practice longer, practice smarter.

©2014 Jonathan D. Harnum (P)2015 Sol Ut Press

Narrator: Jonathan Harnum
Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Guitar Music Theory

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Have you ever thought about playing the guitar, but didn’t know where to begin? Do you have basic musical knowledge, but want to take your skills to the next level? If there is anything about the musical sphere that puzzles you, this book explains it in a easy to understand fashion. This is a detailed book for the complete beginner with no prior knowledge of music. In this book, Guitar Music Theory, you will hear about the complete workings of the guitar and learn about the music theory behind it.  In this book, you will:  Gain a clear understanding of music theory and music scales Learn about guitar anatomy from the basics to the innerworkings of your guitar  Understand what guitar chords are and how to build them  Find out how to buy the best guitar for your personal taste  Find detailed explanations about how to take care of your guitar, including tips and tricks on how to achieve the best tone  Learn guitar terminology and different methods of playing the guitar  And so much more…  Music is a universal language; one that people all over the world can enjoy and take part in. The guitar is an instrument that you can learn almost any song on, even those that were not written for the guitar. So, if you have always wanted to pick up a guitar and play, but didn’t know where to begin, then this is the book for you. What’s stopping you? Click on the buy now button to start making music. It will be the best decision you’ve ever made! 

©2021 Sublime Studio (P)2021 Sublime Studio

Narrator: Frank Block
Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
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Wagnerism

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This program is read by the author and includes excerpts from Richard Wagner's musical compositions throughout.  Alex Ross, renowned New Yorker music critic and author of the international best seller and Pulitzer Prize finalist The Rest Is Noise, reveals how Richard Wagner became the proving ground for modern art and politics - an aesthetic war zone where the Western world wrestled with its capacity for beauty and violence. For better or worse, Wagner is the most widely influential figure in the history of music. Around 1900, the phenomenon known as Wagnerism saturated European and American culture. Such colossal creations as The Ring of the Nibelung, Tristan und Isolde, and Parsifal were models of formal daring, mythmaking, erotic freedom, and mystical speculation. A mighty procession of artists, including Virginia Woolf, Thomas Mann, Paul Cézanne, Isadora Duncan, and Luis Buñuel, felt his impact. Anarchists, occultists, feminists, and gay-rights pioneers saw him as a kindred spirit. Then Adolf Hitler incorporated Wagner into the soundtrack of Nazi Germany, and the composer came to be defined by his ferocious antisemitism. For many, his name is now almost synonymous with artistic evil.  In Wagnerism, Alex Ross restores the magnificent confusion of what it means to be a Wagnerian. A pandemonium of geniuses, madmen, charlatans, and prophets do battle over Wagner’s many-sided legacy. As listeners of his brilliant articles for The New Yorker have come to expect, Ross ranges thrillingly across artistic disciplines, from the architecture of Louis Sullivan to the novels of Philip K. Dick, from the Zionist writings of Theodor Herzl to the civil-rights essays of W.E.B. Du Bois, from O Pioneers! to Apocalypse Now. In many ways, Wagnerism tells a tragic tale. An artist who might have rivaled Shakespeare in universal reach is undone by an ideology of hate. Still, his shadow lingers over 21st century culture, his mythic motifs coursing through superhero films and fantasy fiction. Neither apologia nor condemnation, Wagnerism is a work of passionate discovery, urging us toward a more honest idea of how art acts in the world.  A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux  

©2020 Alex Ross (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Alex Ross
Author: Alex Ross
Length: 28 hrs and 25 mins
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The Jazz Standards

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Written by award-winning jazz historian Ted Gioia, this comprehensive guide offers an illuminating look at more than 250 seminal jazz compositions. In this comprehensive and unique survey, here are the songs that sit at the heart of the jazz repertoire, ranging from "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Autumn in New York" to "God Bless the Child," "How High the Moon," and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love." Gioia includes Broadway show tunes written by such greats as George Gershwin and Irving Berlin, and classics by such famed jazz musicians as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, and John Coltrane. The audiobook offers vibrant discussions of each song, packed with information about how the song was written, who recorded it, the song's place in jazz history, and much more. Gioia includes recommendations for more than 2,000 recordings, with a list of suggested tracks for each song. Filled with colorful anecdotes and expert commentary, The Jazz Standards will appeal to a wide audience, serving as a fascinating introduction for new fans, an invaluable and long-needed audiobook for jazz lovers and musicians, and an indispensable reference for students and educators.

©2012 Ted Gioia (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Bob Souer
Author: Ted Gioia
Length: 21 hrs and 43 mins
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An Introduction to Classical Austrian Composers Including Performances

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Explore the works of classical composers. This book provides context before you listen to the piece and additional context afterwards. It’s an ideal way to familiarize yourself with the works of classical composers. This book focuses on Austrian classical composers and includes the works of Franz Joseph Hadyn, Franz Peter Schubert, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

©2020 Anthony Lowski (P)2020 Historical Audiobooks

Length: 35 mins
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For the Sake of Heaviness

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The story of Metal Blade Records is the story of Brian Slagel - a metal-obsessed Southern California kid who launched a fanzine and landed a record store job before cobbling together what he assumed would be a one-off compilation of fledgling bands from the LA scene. Released in 1982, the Metal Massacre LP included the debut recordings of local groups such as Steeler, Malice, Ratt, and Metallica. In the wake of the album's unexpected success, Slagel virtually stumbled into creating a proper record label, issuing the first releases by Bitch, Armored Saint, and Slayer the following year. Read by Brian Slagel in his own casual and informal style, For the Sake of Heaviness is an inside look at how he built Metal Blade from a one-man operation in his mom's non-air-conditioned garage to the preeminent international home of heavy music it is today. He shares his insights into signing and working with Cannibal Corpse, Flotsam and Jetsam, Gwar, King Diamond, Manowar, Mercyful Fate, Overkill, and others. Always hard at work on a diverse range of projects, Brian reveals the early advice he gave that helped guide Motley Crue's career; how he helped Metallica replace their bassist - twice; his detailed work on Thin Lizzy and Alice Cooper reissues; his behind-the-scenes role in the careers of Mother Love Bone, Alice in Chains, and Lamb of God; and his unlikely ventures with kindred metal heads - from hockey star Ken Baumgartner, to celebrity chef Chris Santos, to The Howard Stern Show's Richard Christy, to comedians Jim Florentine, Don Jamieson, and Jim Breuer. Throughout For the Sake of Heaviness, Brian steps aside to present first-person insights and extended guest interviews featuring friends, colleagues, Metal Blade staffers, and a long list of artists, including Metallica's James Hetfield, Slayer's Kerry King, King Diamond, and many more. Each of these segments is performed in the audio edition by John Bush of Armored Saint. Brian highlights the ins and outs of his 35-year metal odyssey, from promoting small shows in California's San Fernando Valley in the early days, to forging a major partnership with Warner Bros. Records; from weathering the Parents Music Resource Center's attempts to regulate lyrical content, to squaring off with Time Warner over Gwar's envelope-pushing themes; from nearly going bankrupt after underestimating the impact of the rise of CDs; to surviving and thriving in today's rapidly changing music business environment. Featuring a foreword by Metallica's Lars Ulrich, For the Sake of Heaviness pulls back the curtain to reveal the definitive look at how Metal Blade began, what they've accomplished, and where they're going. With the help of cowriter Mark Eglinton, Brian Slagel invites the listener into a personal conversation about his life's passion and the passion that drives Metal Blade - finding, exposing, and promoting the best heavy music on the planet.

©2017 BMG Books (P)2019 BMG Books

Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
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How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition

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Great music is a language unto its own, a means of communication of unmatched beauty and genius. And it has an undeniable power to move us in ways that enrich our lives - provided it is understood. If you have ever longed to appreciate great concert music, to learn its glorious language and share in its sublime pleasures, the way is now open to you, through this series of 48 wonderful lectures designed to make music accessible to everyone who yearns to know it, regardless of prior training or knowledge. It's a lecture series that will enable you to first grasp music's forms, techniques, and terms - the grammatical elements that make you fluent in its language - and then use that newfound fluency to finally hear and understand what the greatest composers in history are actually saying to us. And as you learn the gifts given us by nearly every major composer, you'll come to know there is one we share with each of them - a common humanity that lets us finally understand that these were simply people speaking to us, sharing their passion and wanting desperately to be heard. Using digitally recorded musical passages to illustrate his points, Professor Greenberg will take you inside magnificent compositions by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Verdi, Wagner, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and more. Even if you have listened to many of these illustrative pieces throughout your life - as so many of us have - you will never hear them the same way again after experiencing these lectures.

©2006 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2006 The Great Courses

Length: 36 hrs and 34 mins
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Sweat the Technique

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The musician and hip-hop legend - hailed as “the greatest MC of all time” and compared to Thelonious Monk - reimagines the writing handbook in this memoir and guide that incorporates the soulful genius, confidence, and creativity of a master artist. When he exploded on the music scene, musical genius Rakim was hailed for his brilliant artistic style, adding layers, complexity, depth, musicality, and soul to rap. More than anyone, Rakim has changed the way MCs rhyme. Calm on the mic, his words combine in a frenzy of sound, using complicated patterns based on multisyllabic rhymes and internal rhythms. Rakim can tell a story about a down-on-his-luck man looking for a job and turn it into an epic tale and an unforgettable rhyme. He is not just a great songwriter - he’s a great modern writer.  Part memoir, part writing guide, Sweat the Technique offers insight into how Rakim thinks about words, music, writing, and rhyming as it teaches writers of all levels how to hone their craft. It is also a rare glimpse into Rakim’s private life, full of entertaining personal stories from his youth on Long Island growing up in a home and community filled with musicians to the clubs of New York and the studios of Los Angeles during his rise to the top of popular music. Rakim celebrates the influences that shaped his development, including the jazz music of John Coltrane and the spirituality of the streets, and shares anecdotes spotlighting personalities such as LL Cool J and Dr. Dre, among others. Filled with valuable lessons for every writer, Sweat the Technique reveals the heart and mind of an artist and his love for great storytelling and, always, the words. 

©2019 Rakim (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Rakim
Author: Rakim
Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
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The Supreme Team: The Birth of Crack and Hip-Hop, Prince's Reign of Terror and the Supreme/50 Cent Beef Exposed

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When the crack era jumped off in the 1980s, many street legends were born in a hail of gunfire. Business-minded and ruthless dudes seized the opportunities afforded them, and certain individuals out of the city's five boroughs became synonymous with the definition of the new-era black gangster. Drugs, murder, kidnappings, shootings, more drugs, and more murder were the rule of the day. They called it The Game, but it was a vicious attempt to come up by any means necessary. In the late 1980s, the mindset was get mine or be mine, and nobody embodied this attitude more than the Supreme Team. The Supreme Team has gone down in street legend and the lyrical lore of hip-hop and gangsta rap as one of the most vicious crews to ever emerge on the streets of New York. Their mythical and iconic status inspired hip-hop culture and rap superstars like 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Biggie, Nas, and Ja Rule. Born at the same time as crack, hip-hop was heavily influenced by the drug crews that controlled New York's streets. And the cliché of art imitating life and vice versa came full circle in the saga of the Supreme Team's infamous leaders - Kenneth Supreme McGriff and Gerald Prince Miller. In the maelstrom of the mid-80s crack storm and burgeoning hip-hop scene, their influence and relevance left a lasting impression. Going from drug baron to federal prisoner to hip-hop maestro to life in prison, Supreme was involved in hip-hop and the crack trade from day one. His run stretched decades, but in the end, he fell victim to the pitfalls of the game like all before him had. His nephew, the enigmatic Prince, who had a rapid, violent, and furious rise in the streets, also fell hard and fast to the tune of seven life sentences. The Supreme Team has been romanticized and glorified in hip-hop, but the truth of the matter is that most of their members are currently in prison for life or have spent decades of their prime years behind bars. This audiobook looks at the team’s climatic rise from its inception to its inevitable fall. It looks at Supreme’s redemption with Murder Inc. and his relapse back into crime. This audiobook is the Supreme Team story in all its glory, infamy, and tragedy. It’s a tale of turns, twists, and fate. Meet the gangsters from Queens where the drug game influenced the style and swagger of street culture, hip-hop, and gangsta rap and made the infamous cast of characters from the Supreme Team icons in the annals of urban lore.

©2012 Gorilla Convict Publications (P)2018 Gorilla Convict Publications

Narrator: Glenn Langohr
Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
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Music Production Mastery:

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Everything you need to know about making music in one place!  Grab your chance to own this two book bundle by Tommy Swindali. Covering everything you need to know about Music Production, Songwriting, Music Theory and Creativity. Including:  Music Production the Advanced Guide on How to Produce for Music Producers Music Elements: Music Theory, Songwriting, Lyrics & Creativity Explained Music Production the Advanced Guide on How to Produce for Music Producers Do you love producing music?  Do you know what it takes to go from being a bedroom producer to a successful hit maker?    If you believe you have what it takes then keep reading and let's create a masterpiece! With all the music production advice out there, it can be very easy to get overwhelmed. You may get a vague idea of the general topic, but you're more likely to be confused, and you definitely won't have any workable knowledge. Well, the good news is this book changes that. Designed to take the complex world of music production, and explain it in simple terms. If you are a home-based musician then this is a must have for making your music sound professional. For the pros and semi-pros out there, this is a great book for understanding what good music production entails.  You can apply this knowledge to any genre of music and your music will sound balanced, clean, professionally mixed.    Music Elements: Music Theory, Songwriting, Lyrics & Creativity Explained   Do you struggle writing songs?  Have you ever tried learning music theory but found it hard or thought that it wasn't necessary?  If you are finding that you are writing songs, and whilst they sound good, there is something missing then read on. What you are missing is the sense of harmony and emotion that professional producers and songwriters have. Your about to discover everything you need to know about music theory, songwriting, lyrics, and creativity.   Turn Your Songs Into An Emotional Journey  It's time to embrace your inner artist, make your own rules, and start creating like never before. Whether you're just starting out as a songwriter or are a more experienced one looking for a new perspective, then this book will help you. Studying music can be a long journey, but with this book, you'll gain tons of vital information in a short period of time. With this knowledge I promise you that your songs will be better than 90 percent of the songs you hear on the radio.    More importantly, no matter where your songs end up, you will be confident you have written your best music. What are you waiting for?   Start making music by uncovering all the tools you need today.    Buy this book today!

©2019 Tommy Swindali (P)2019 Tommy Swindali

Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
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Beethoven's Piano Sonatas

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A revolutionary man living in a revolutionary time, Beethoven used the piano as his personal musical laboratory. The piano sonata became, more than any other genre of music, a place where he could experiment with harmony, motivic development, the contextual use of form, and, most important, his developing view of music as a self-expressive art. Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas include some of his most popular works as well as some of his most experimental. More than any other of his amazing works, Beethoven's piano sonatas are his personal testament, expressed in his own voice. These 24 marvelous lectures touch on every one of these fascinating pieces, approaching them chronologically, from the terse and powerful first sonata of 1795 to the revolutionary Hammerklavier Sonata of 1818 and the radical last three sonatas of 1820-1822. The sonatas are not simply compositions for the piano but are about the developing technology of the piano itself, an evolving instrument that Beethoven pushed to its limits and then beyond, ultimately writing music for an idealized piano that didn't come into existence until 40 years after his death. Because Beethoven died 50 years before the invention of sound recording, we will never hear his voice or the sound of his playing. Instead, Professor Greenberg plays you hundreds of excerpts of Maestro Claude Frank's recordings over the span of the course. Truly, Beethoven's piano music is his voice, emerging from his mind through his fingers to our ears and hearts. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2005 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2005 The Great Courses

Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
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Dear Evan Hansen: Through the Window

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Winner of six Tony Awards! The official behind-the-scenes book of the new hit musical. A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, Dear Evan Hansen is a new American musical about life and the way we live it. The book - produced by Melcher Media, the team behind Hamilton, Wicked, Rent, and many more - tells the story of the musical from its conception nearly a decade ago to the Broadway stage. From developing the idea to writing the show, composing, casting, and rehearsals, Dear Evan Hansen appeals to fans far and wide, offering them the opportunity to continuously revisit the show, and for those who haven't seen the musical, listening to the audiobook will make them feel like they have. Filled with interviews with the cast and crew; a deeper look into Evan's fictional world and the visual world of the show; unreleased lyrics; and, of course, the libretto as well as reflections on the creators' own formative memories from their adolescence as it relates to the show's themes and important examinations of how we present ourselves online and mental health, Dear Evan Hansen is a beautifully produced, thoughtful, and uplifting audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Steven Levenson (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Taylor Trensch
Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
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Concert Masterworks

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Have you ever thought about the creative process that boiled inside geniuses like Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorák, Strauss, Brahms, Mendelssohn, or Liszt - or any composer, for that matter? What goes through a composer's mind when a musical composition is being set to paper? Are those magical weeks or months spent in an agonizing creative blur of ideas first tried and then discarded, or is it a matter of pure inspiration? Does the composer hear the music in his head before even picking up a pen, or does the music in fact begin on that blank sheet of staff paper? Most important, can lay listeners like us, untrained in music's technicalities, learn how to open our ears to a composer's creative intentions? Happily, the answer is a resounding "yes!" And in this series of 32 lectures, a professional composer and accomplished teacher will give you a new level of sophistication as a music listener - using as his teaching tools some of the most memorable works in all of music, by geniuses whose work has not only withstood time, but transcended it. Through listening to these lectures, you'll gain a new grasp of the intricacies of musical purpose, structure, and narrative content that you will then be able to hear in any piece of music. And though this is a demanding course, with a deeper look into musical structure than untrained listeners are likely to have experienced, it is not an intimidating one. Professor Greenberg vividly positions each composition and its composer in the social and musical fabric of its period, so you can understand the music in its proper societal and artistic context and feel its emotional power in the same way as did its original audiences. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©1995 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)1995 The Great Courses

Length: 24 hrs and 50 mins
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Music Habits

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Music production can be an elusive art form for many, and the challenges that face someone who is new to this can easily create overwhelm and lead to complete paralysis. The goal of this book is to cover music production from many different angles in a way that will change your thinking on the subject and build your confidence. Music making is a very mental and psychological game, and more often than not, all the technical stuff can hold you back from achieving your goals if you don't have the right creative habits in place first. With all the information available with a simple Google search, I wanted to really get to the heart of things that aren't being discussed nearly enough. I want to clear out all the garbage you may have been told and replace it with the essentials you can put to immediate use. Many people new to music may dive into forums and mindlessly watch video tutorials attempting to gather more and more information until they think they have enough to get going (hint: You never feel like you know enough). That would be like reading a whole encyclopedia and then being asked to recall only the important things that will get you from point A to point B. Even worse, much of the information you get will contradict the last thing you read. It's like finding a needle in a haystack only to be told it's the wrong needle. There is a much better approach. It's an approach that doesn't require you to know a lot to get started. You only need to know enough to get to the next step in your process. There is truly nothing stopping you from becoming a music producer. The ones who are successful now are the ones who started from nothing and chipped away at it until they found a way to express their unique voice. There are no gatekeepers making decisions on who is worthy and who isn't. The determining factor is you, your habits, and your confidence in yourself. This book can be listened from start to finish, or as a “choose your own adventure”, going directly to what you think can help you most right now. Don't get caught up thinking you have to devour everything before getting started. That isn't necessary, and isn't the point of the book. The core concepts in the book will come up time and time again which should help you retain them and be able to recall them when the need arrives. By exploring these concepts from several angles, you should gain a broad view of their many uses. My hope is that this book is used as a toolbox. You simply find the right tool that moves you forward and get back to work. So few people, who have more than enough information in their heads, ever start. Of those who do start, even fewer finish what they started and are satisfied with the results. I want you to be in that small group of finishers. Let's get started. 

©2015, 2020 Jason Ward (P)2020 Jason Ward

Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
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The Concerto

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The concerto offers a kind of unique excitement no other instrumental music can match. Where a symphony enthralls us with its thematic variations and development, a concerto gives us human drama - the exhilaration of a soloist or group of soloists ringing forth against the mass of the orchestra. In 24 musically rich lectures, Professor Greenberg provides a guided tour of the concerto, from its conception as a child of Renaissance ideals, through its maturation in the Classical age, its metamorphosis in the Romantic era, and its radical transformation in the 20th century and beyond. You'll listen to selections from nearly 100 concerti from more than 60 composers - from Gabrieli to Gershwin, from Schumann to Shostakovich. Along with the bedrock of the repertoire - represented by Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Rachmaninoff, Bartok, and many others - you are introduced to superb concerti by a host of less-familiar masters. You'll study in depth some of the greatest and most beloved works of the genre, including Mozart's Concerto for Flute in G Major, K. 313; Haydn's Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat Major; Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 4 in G Major, op. 58; Chopin's Piano Concerto no. 2 in F Minor, op. 21; Grieg's Piano Concerto in A Minor, op. 16; and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 35. Finally, you'll look at some notoriously esoteric and difficult 20th-century composers, including Arnold Schönberg and Elliott Carter, learning how their music is much more accessible than it appears. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2006 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2006 The Great Courses

Length: 18 hrs and 56 mins
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Play It Loud

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The inspiration for the Play It Loud exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art "Every guitar player will want to read this book twice. And even the casual music fan will find a thrilling narrative that weaves together cultural history, musical history, race, politics, business case studies, advertising, and technological discovery." (Daniel Levitin, Wall Street Journal)  For generations the electric guitar has been an international symbol of freedom, danger, rebellion, and hedonism. In Play It Loud, Brad Tolinski and Alan di Perna bring the history of this iconic instrument to roaring life. It's a story of inventors and iconoclasts, of scam artists, prodigies, and mythologizers as varied and original as the instruments they spawned.  Play It Loud uses 12 landmark guitars - each of them artistic milestones in their own right - to illustrate the conflict and passion the instruments have inspired. It introduces Leo Fender, a man who couldn't play a note but whose innovations helped transform the guitar into the explosive sound machine it is today. Some of the most significant social movements of the 20th century are indebted to the guitar: It was an essential element in the fight for racial equality in the entertainment industry; a mirror to the rise of the teenager as social force; a linchpin of punk's sound and ethos. And today the guitar has come full circle, with contemporary titans such as Jack White of The White Stripes, Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent), and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys bringing some of the earliest electric guitar forms back to the limelight.  Featuring interviews with Les Paul, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, and dozens more players and creators, Play It Loud is the story of how a band of innovators transformed an idea into a revolution. 

©2016 Brad Tolinski and Alan di Perna (P)2016 Random House Audio

Narrator: Rob Shapiro
Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
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Song Maps

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Whether you're just starting out as a songwriter, you're an experienced songwriter or just looking for a new perspective on the beautiful craft of songwriting, Song Maps - A New System to Write Your Best Lyrics offers fresh insights to help you write your very best lyrics.  Does any of the following sound familiar?  You worry that the lyrics you write just don't deliver their full potential but can't figure out why, even though technically they tick all the right boxes.  You have great ideas but your finished lyrics somehow fall short of the emotional impact you wanted and, as a result, your songs get passed over.  You have a busy schedule with limited time to write and have wasted too many hours chasing un-writable lyric ideas.  You wonder how some professional songwriters always seem to get a particular dynamic in their lyrics, consistently writing songs better than 90% of what you hear on the radio.  You are perhaps nervous about going into a pro co-writing session because you fear your ideas aren't worth bringing into the writing room.  You know you have so many great titles waiting to be written but haven't found a way of systematically developing them into well-crafted lyrics.  After writing an amazing hooky Chorus and a great supporting first Verse, you hit the dreaded wall that is "second verse curse".  In Song Maps - A New System to Write Your Best Lyrics, I deliver simple, logical, well-defined solutions to these issues and more: I give you seven well-developed professional templates for you to bring your lyrics to life. I also provide you with a tried and tested process for writing lyrics using Song Maps. And I'll reveal the songwriter's secret weapon. Please note: The audio references supplemental material that is not included with the purchase of this audiobook.

©2016 Simon Hawkins (P)2017 Simon Hawkins

Narrator: Sandra Hawkins
Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
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The Life and Works of Beethoven

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For many people, Beethoven is the greatest composer who ever lived. In this portrait-in-sound, actors’ readings combine with his music to reveal a titanic personality, both vulnerable and belligerent, comic and tragic, and above all heroic, as he comes to grips with perhaps the greatest disability a musician can suffer. No man’s music is more universal; few men’s lives are more inspiring. In every sense but one - his modest height - he was a giant. The great bonus of this audio-biography is that the development of Beethoven’s music can be heard in the context of his life. What did he write in those early, ambitious years when he was at the peak of his musical powers? What did he write when beset with anxiety over his failing hearing? And what was the music that insisted on pouring out of him, even though he couldn’t hear it himself? Jeremy Siepmann draws us into the private world of Ludwig van Beethoven, with the composer portrayed with rugged vividness by Bob Peck. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2003 Naxos AudioBooks (P)2003 Naxos AudioBooks

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Songwriting: Apply Proven Methods, Ideas and Exercises to Kickstart or Upgrade Your Songwriting

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Are you ready to write the next big hit and become a legend? Have you ever listened to a song and thought, "Wow, if only I could write a song like that"? Well, you can now learn all the secrets on how to write beautiful music with this carefully designed guide to songwriting! The audiobook is packed with methods, ideas, and advice on how to improve your skills and unleash your talent for unique results!  Learn everything from chords, notes, and keys to lyrics and rhythm, adopt the habits and mentality of successful songwriters, and become the best! With this guide, you will also learn all the practical details you need to know about copyrights, piracy, and royalties so you can finally become a true professional!  So, stop making up excuses about how your not talented enough, because now, you have what it takes to become a star!  Here is a preview of what you'll learn.... Understanding the basics Inspiration Working with collaborators Chords, keys, and progressions Publishing Creativity Rights, royalties, and piracy Professional songwriter habits And, much, much more! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.   

©2018 Tommy Swindali (P)2018 Fortune Artists

Narrator: Scott Parker
Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
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A Musician's Guidebook

Summary

As a university music professor, I have found myself addressing students who wish to play music professionally with certain issues that do not come up in classes and too many times are learned on the job - the hard way. This book is a collection of thoughts I put together over years of performing and teaching.  Becoming (and maintaining) a career as a professional musician is hard enough. I hope some of these thoughts might make that journey a little easier.

©2020 David Cooper (P)2021 David Cooper

Narrator: Andrew Rowe
Author: David Cooper
Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Music Theory: from Absolute Beginner to Expert

11 ratings

Summary

Discover the beauty of music theory and become a better musician through the power of understanding! Have you ever wanted: To unlock the mysteries of notes, intervals, music scales, modes, keys, chords and chord progressions and other important concepts in music? To understand where chords and scales come from, all the different types that exist and how they're built? To master your rhythm and time skills and understand how to practice and play easily in any time signature? To know what's behind all the beautiful music and learn how you can (re)create it? Have you ever been put off by music theory or thought that is too hard to learn? If you find yourself in any of this, then this book is the answer for you. It covers everything that anyone who plays (or wants to play) music, and wishes to become better as a musician, should know. This is the most comprehensive book on music theory that you can find today. Not only that, but this book is written in a way that is really easy to follow, understand and internalize all the concepts explained. You don't have to be a college degree music student in order to understand and use this - anyone can do it! It also doesn't matter what instrument you play (because music theory is universal) and it also doesn't matter what is your knowledge level or playing ability! This book will give you all the information necessary to become a true expert in music theory without frustration and feeling overwhelmed, and this will have innumerable benefits to your playing! Download this book now and solve all your problems with music theory! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Nicolas Carter (P)2016 Nicolas Carter

Narrator: Bryan Howard
Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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Kraftwerk

Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.  The story of the phenomenon that is Kraftwerk and how they revolutionised our cultural landscape.  'We are not artists nor musicians. We are workers.' Ignoring nearly all rock traditions, experimenting in near-total secrecy in their Düsseldorf studio, Kraftwerk fused sound and technology, graphic design and performance, modernist Bauhaus aesthetics and Rhineland industrialisation - even human and machine - to change the course of modern music. This is the story of Kraftwerk as a cultural phenomenon, who turned electronic music into avant-garde concept art and created the soundtrack to our digital age.

©2020 Uwe Schütte (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Author: Uwe Schütte
Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Flying V

Summary

Flying V chronicles the origin of the most unique guitar on earth and its incredible influence on the history of rock and roll and heavy metal. Hear from the rock stars themselves as they describe how, when, and why the Flying V forever changed their careers and altered their entire approach to guitar playing. Journey inside the minds of the biggest icons of our era as they tell their riveting tales of discovery and passion for their beloved Flying Vs. Exclusive interviews with members of Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Judas Priest, Mercyful Fate, Scorpions, Accept, Michael Schenker Group, and more. This musical journey is one you will want to take over and over again as secrets of the Flying V guitar are revealed like never before!

©2020 Alchemy Werks, LLC (P)2020 Alchemy Werks, LLC

Available on Audible
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Kalimba Song Book (4 Books in 1)

Summary

If you want to learn to play kalimba (and in a practical way) then keep reading. Do you want be playing some of your favorite songs in seven days or less?  Instead of searching online for useless guides, how about learning what you need and get playing as fast as you can? (Potentially even on day one!)  I decided to make this audiobook, perfect for an absolute beginner, that offers a fun and practical way to learn kalimba. By following this streamlined strategy of learning kalimba (that won’t take over your whole life) with exact practical exercises for you at each step of the way, you’ll be playing your favorite songs in no time.  Here is just a sliver of what you’ll discover:  An easy step-by-step guide to playing the over 110 songs contained in this audiobook (I walk you through the whole process) Practical exercises to make every step of the process as enjoyable as possible How to potentially play thousands of songs by learning only a few chords How to play your first song on your first day of practice To know about 17-key kalimba How to tune your kalimba Tricks to make it sound better for your kalimba Learn tablature reading And that is barely even scratching the surface! If you know someone who’s receiving a kalimba as a holiday gift (or birthday gift) this is the perfect companion audiobook to help them learn the kalimba rapidly!  If you’re ready to have hours of fun while starting your kalimba journey then scroll up and click “Add to Cart”.

©2021 Rupert J. Kingston (P)2021 Rupert J. Kingston

Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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For the Record 2021

Summary

This is an instruction manual for indie artists, labels, and managers who want to understand the necessary steps to save time and make money in the music business. This instruction manual shows you the what has to be done and has checklists, forms, and is hyperlinked to facilitate learning. If you love music and want to earn money, just dropping music and hoping for success rarely works. You need to understand and have a strategy to maneuver in this industry.

©2021 Debbie Egel (P)2021 Debbie Egel

Narrator: Debbie Egel Esq
Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Music Production 2020

Summary

Everything you need to know about making music in one collection! Grab your chance to own this comprehensive guide by Tommy Swindali about music production in 2020. Including: Music Production for Beginners 2020 Edition: How to Produce Music, The Easy-to-Read Guide for Music Producers Music Production, 2020 Edition: The Advanced Guide on How to Produce for Music Producers Take your music to the next level. If you feel like you're always getting stuck in your music productions, or if you feel like you're not improving, then don’t worry because you're not alone. According to Digital Music News just one point four percent of producers actually "make it" in producing music...which means almost 99 percent of producers are focusing on the wrong things. And this is why most of them end up giving up producing before they peak or they never finishing anything good. But with access to a wealth of proven technical, practical, and theoretical knowledge in one book, you can take your music to the next level. Here is just a tiny fraction of what you will discover:  How to write chords, drum beats, basslines, melodies, and more Essential home-recording studio equipment - without spending millions Music theory explained - without needing to study a course  Step-by-step guide to mixing and mastering your music - even if you're not a technical person How a 19-year-old young producer used “deliberate practice” to create the global smash, “Old Town Road” Optimize your computer for music production (PC and mac) Audio recording tips: Microphones and placement And much, much more.... Stop wasting your time on forums, YouTube, and asking the same old questions. Make your best music with this book.

©2020 Tommy Swindali (P)2020 Tommy Swindali

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Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Acoustic Guitar for Beginners: Learn to Play Acoustic Guitar, Read Music, and Play Songs

Summary

If you’ve always loved the sound of the guitar and longed to play it, then you’ve come to right place. With this audiobook, you’ll learn the magic of music and musical instruments. Every modern band has at least one guitar in the group. The guitar is not only easy to play, but it is also versatile. And who doesn’t love a great guitar solo? The guitar can fill in the tones ranging from the lows of the bass guitar to the highs of the lead guitar. In this audiobook, you’ll learn about the different types of guitars, the material used to make them, and the kind of music you can play. Underlying music is the theory that defines the arrangement of notes and the way you play chords. Learning this will help you understand how the world of music connects each instrument and forms a song. You can open magical doors by understanding how to transition between notes and use chords. In this audiobook you’ll discover: How to choose the best guitar How to care for and maintain your guitar Gadget, tips, and tricks to help you refine your playing Basic major and minor chords found in most songs Diminished, slashed, and inverted chords The basics of playing songs for beginners Everything you need to know about guitar music is here. Buy now and begin your musical journey. You can start making music today!

©2020 Peter F. Sheldon (P)2020 Peter F. Sheldon

Narrator: Ben Herold
Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Survival of the Fittest

Summary

Since its inception in the late 1960s, heavy metal has experienced quite a few ups and downs in popularity. But there was one specific decade that sticks out as the most troubling - the 1990s. In what seemed like one fell swoop, a style of metal that had been popular for much of the 1980s was rendered obsolete, and in its place, was a much more real, raw, and unique approach - detected in several new metal-based "sub-genres". Add to it several changes in the music industry and media, and it appeared as if traditional metal may have met its expiration date...before several bands (and a certain traveling festival tour) helped put headbanging rock back on track.  Survival of the Fittest: Heavy Metal in the 1990's is the first book to focus entirely on this decade. Set in an oral history format, Survival features over 80 interviews conducted exclusively for this book, including current or past members of Pantera, Sepultura, Fear Factory, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Def Leppard, Guns N' Roses, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Exodus, Testament, Dream Theater, King's X, Extreme, Winger, Cinderella, Living Colour, Faith No More, Primus, Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, White Zombie, Stone Temple Pilots, Kyuss, Danzig, Clutch, Life of Agony, Biohazard, Type O Negative, Within Temptation, Cradle of Filth, Death, Coal Chamber, and System of a Down (among many others), as well as Eddie Trunk, Riki Rachtman, and Lonn Friend. Also featured is a foreword by Pantera bassist Rex Brown.

©2015 Greg Prato Writer, Corp. (P)2021 Greg Prato Writer, Corp.

Narrator: Greg Prato
Author: Greg Prato
Length: 31 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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How Music Works

26 ratings

Summary

Best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the iconic band Talking Heads, David Byrne has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In the insightful How Music Works, Byrne offers his unique perspective on music - including how music is shaped by time, how recording technologies transform the listening experience, the evolution of the industry, and much more.

©2012 David Byrne (P)2012 Recorded Books

Narrator: Andrew Garman
Author: David Byrne
Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Guitar Lessons for Beginner

Summary

Here we present you with the book Guitar Lessons for Beginners to help you understand and use different concepts in the mystical yet enchanting world of music. True, the guitar is the easiest of instruments to play, and by buying and learning to play the guitar, you gain complete mastery over your domain of music.  Music is an arrangement of sounds and silences. There are notes, and one must use gaps of silence to play the music. This is why it is so wonderful. There is an arrangement, and learning about it will help you exploit this art form and create your own magic.  Play music in your home and at get-togethers. Revel in the fun and laughter of your loved ones as they sing with you. It is the best thing to bring out when you have a party going or want to relax. The guitar is easy to carry around, and there is no end to what one may play using this versatile instrument.  Pick up your guitar and unravel the mystical world of scales using chords and riffs. The world is a better place for music, so let it flow. Begin your journey into the musical world today. Start learning, and you will soon be the master of the guitar. 

©2020 Rhythm Divine Studio (P)2021 Rhythm Divine Studio

Narrator: William Bahl
Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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Piano Lessons for Beginners

Summary

Discover the Fun and Easy Way to Learn Music Theory and How to Play the Piano! Would you like to learn how to play the piano, create beautiful melodies, and become a talented musician? If so - this special 2-in-1 audiobook bundle is exactly for you! Learning music can seem like a pretty big challenge for a beginner. How should you place your wrist on a piano? How can you differentiate notes, octaves, and scales? How do you create a beautiful melody that will turn into a successful song? All of those questions makes the task of learning music really overwhelming. But with this audiobook, we got you covered. In this outstanding book, you will learn music theory, how to play the piano, how to play common and advanced chords, how to read notes on the bass and treble clef quarter, and much, much more! Why you should really consider this audiobook? Two-in-one: Get the music theory audiobook AND how to play the piano audiobook for the price of one Learn how to read music using proven techniques Understand the symbols and the notes of a music score Learn octaves, pitch, tempo, and scales Discover how you can write amazing melodies, even if you have no experience Get step-by-step guidance to play the piano perfectly And much, much more! I'm a kid/adult/old. Can I still use this book? Yes! This book is written in a clear, easy way so that EVERYONE can use it to practice their piano and music skills. No matter if you're a complete beginner, have no previous musical knowledge, or struggling to create nice music - this book will be the only guide on music theory you'll ever need! Scroll up, click on "Buy", and get your audiobook now!

©2019 Lewis Gray (P)2019 Lewis Gray

Narrator: Andy Parrish
Author: Lewis Gray
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Violin for Beginners

Summary

Often referred to as the "Queen of Instruments," the violin holds promise for the dedicated artist, and magic for the beginner. To discover the mystical presence of the violin, one must take care to choose the proper instrument, put in the required practice time, and keep on trying, even when all seems lost.   In this book, Violin for Beginners, we have brought you the simplest way to learn the violin. We have included details on how to find the best instrument and what you must do to get started. Here are just a few of the things you’ll learn....  The best violin to help you get started  Scales for the beginner  Methods of playing the violin  Proper posture and hand positioning  Bowing, gliding, tonal quality, and more  Accessories needed  How to care for your violin  Lots more!  This book helps you discover the world of violin music and how to take your first steps to become an expert. If you’ve always loved the beauty of the sound of the violin and dreamed of being able to make lovely music, then grab your copy of this book today.  A musician is buried inside of you, just waiting to be released. Click the "Buy Now" button to get started on your musical journey today! 

©2020 David Bailey (P)2020 David Bailey

Narrator: Ben Herold
Author: David Bailey
Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Song of a Nation

3 ratings

Summary

The greatest story never told, this formidable and gorgeous biography documents the amazing and controversial short life of Calixa Lavallée - the composer of "O Canada" - and the tumult of 19th-century North America. The story of "O Canada" is one of the great unknowns of our collective lives. No longer. This formidable and gorgeous tale documents the history of this song of a nation, from its origins in French Canada in the years just after Confederation to the surprisingly controversial story of its adoption as Canada's national anthem 100 years later. Song of a Nation is also the extraordinary and mysterious story of Calixa Lavallée - the anthem's French-Canadian composer - and his compelling, almost unbelievable personal journey: his early life as a blackface minstrel, travelling throughout the United States for more than a decade; his service for the Union Army in the American Civil War; his production of the first opera in Quebec; and, in a final act, becoming a leading figure in American music education.  To understand "O Canada", and to understand the man who wrote it, is to return to the Canada of the mid-1800s, just forming as a nation, bringing together ancient racial hatreds and novel political possibilities. More than just a song, in its own story "O Canada" evokes the history of a country creating an identity for itself out of the unique forces and rivalries of French and English Canada, and looking to the infinite possibilities that lay ahead.

©2018 Robert Harris (P)2018 McClelland & Stewart

Narrator: Robert Harris
Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Radio, Records & Rockstars

15 ratings

Summary

Canada's premiere rock radio interviewer and radio series host, Jeff Woods, narrates the audio version of his acclaimed first nonfiction book, featuring a nostalgic romp through his own career in radio and records, alternating between that and exclusive conversations with the legends of rock.  

Woods has followed his passion wherever it’s taken him. Radio, Records & Rockstars takes you behind the curtain, revealing what's happened to radio as Jeff also reveals the unvarnished truth of his own storied life, including his professional and romantic peaks and valleys. This work of reflection and conversation relates the stumbles and defeats, truths and triumphs of the artists who will go down in history as helping to define a generation - and of the man who has long brought their stories to listeners across Canada and those tuning in from the USA and around the world.

©2016 Jeff Woods (P)2018 Jeff Woods

Narrator: Jeff Woods
Author: Jeff Woods
Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Basic Music Theory, 4th Edition

3 ratings

Summary

What do all those lines and squiggles and dots mean? Basic Music Theory takes you through the sometimes confusing world of written music with a clear, concise style that is at times funny and always friendly. The book is written by an experienced music teacher using methods refined over more than 30 years in schools and in his private teaching studio. Lessons are fun, well-paced, and enjoyable. Whether you're a beginner of any age, whether you're an experienced player who wants to bone up on your theory, or whether you teach music and need a fun way to do it, you'll find this book valuable and will refer to it again and again.

©2013 Jonathan D. Harnum (P)2017 Jonathan D. Harnum

Narrator: Jonathan Harnum
Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Music Elements: Music Theory, Songwriting, Lyrics & Creativity Explained

Summary

Embrace Your Inner Artist   Do you struggle writing songs?  Have you ever tried learning music theory but found it hard or thought that it wasn't necessary?   If you are finding that you are writing songs, and while they sound good, there is something missing, then read on.   What you are missing is the sense of harmony and emotion that professional producers and songwriters have. You're about to discover everything you need to know about music theory, songwriting, lyrics, and creativity.   Turn Your Songs into an Emotional Journey  It's time to embrace your inner artist, make your own rules, and start creating like never before. Whether you're just starting out as a songwriter or are a more experienced one looking for a new perspective, then this book will help you.   Studying music can be a long journey, but with this book, you'll gain tons of vital information in a short period of time. With this knowledge I promise you that your songs will be better than 90 percent of the songs you hear on the radio.   More importantly, no matter where your songs end up, you will be confident you have written your best music.   In this book you will discover: The language of music. How to unleash your creativity.  How to understand music. The psychology behind song structure.  Proven techniques to overcome writer's block.  The same songwriting process used to write countless number one songs. Characteristics of great song hooks.  Publishing your songs. Create chord progressions. Principles of art applied in songwriting. Myths about music theory debunked. And much, much, more... So, if you want to write great music, scroll up and click buy now!

©2019 Tommy Swindali (P)2019 Tommy Swindali

Narrator: John York
Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Ukulele for Beginners

Summary

The ukulele is a beautiful culturally and historically rich instrument. However, as soulful, melodic, and engaging as it is, it can be quite tricky for beginners who do not have the proper guidelines.  If you are a beginner trying to learn how to play the ukulele, this book is all you need to get started. This book will help every struggling ukulele player so that they not only learn how to play the instrument but also get insight into how to play along with audio recordings and polish their skills.  While the internet is full of various platforms that help you learn different aspects of playing the ukulele, it is a struggle to compile all that information in a condensed and logical flow of information. The uke is a tricky instrument for an absolute newbie with no prior knowledge. If you are facing the same problem and tired of gathering and collecting information from here and there with no direction, then this book is the perfect choice for you.  This book helps you understand: What a ukulele is and how it works Where the ukulele came from and how it is essential in the music industry today  How to read music  How to polish your skills using globally recommended tips and tricks  What you can do with your polished ukulele skills  This book caters to beginners who have no previous knowledge regarding the instrument, featuring language that is simple and easy to follow - without jargon, fancy words, or complicated terminology. Get your hands on this book today to learn to play your ukulele like a pro. 

©2020 Peter F. Sheldon (P)2020 Peter F. Sheldon

Narrator: Ben Herold
Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Country Music

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Summary

The rich and colorful story of America's most popular music and the singers and songwriters who captivated, entertained, and consoled listeners throughout the 20th century - based on the upcoming eight-part film series to air on PBS in September 2019 This deeply researched and hugely entertaining history begins where country music itself emerged: the American South, where people sang to themselves and to their families at home and in church, and where they danced to fiddle tunes on Saturday nights. With the birth of radio in the 1920s, the songs moved from small towns, mountain hollers, and the wide-open West to become the music of an entire nation - a diverse range of sounds and styles from honky tonk to gospel to bluegrass to rockabilly, leading up through the decades to the music's massive commercial success today. But above all, Country Music is the story of the musicians. Here is Hank Williams' tragic honky tonk life, Dolly Parton rising to fame from a dirt-poor childhood, and Loretta Lynn turning her experiences into songs that spoke to women everywhere. Here, too, are interviews with the genre's biggest stars, including the likes of Merle Haggard to Garth Brooks to Rosanne Cash. Rife with endlessly fascinating anecdotes, the stories in this sweeping yet intimate history will captivate longtime country fans and introduce new listeners to an extraordinary body of music that lies at the very center of the American experience.

©2019 Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns (P)2019 Random House Audio

Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Become a Voice Over Talent Online

Summary

How to Become a Voice Over Talent Online is a comprehensive, although not exhaustive, resource of information to help you get started in the voice-over industry. Maybe you've heard this in your life: "You've got a great voice. You should do voice overs!" It's a great compliment, but now what do you do? You think about it, you Google "How to be a voice over artist" and you are inundated with information. There are websites asking you to pay for auditions and managers asking for a demo. How do you do it? This book will help you navigate through all of the websites online, the best kind of equipment to buy and use as a beginner, how to put together a "demo", how to practice to get better, and how to market yourself to get jobs. You will also learn about all of the different types of work you can get as a voice-over artist as well as some of the inside lingo so that when you do book a job, you know exactly what a client is asking for. Turn those "You've got a great voice!" moments into real jobs. Then you can say, "Why, as a matter of fact, I am a voice over artist." And with this book, you can do it all on your own.

©2016 HowExpert (P)2016 HowExpert

Length: 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Piano Lessons for Beginners

Summary

Learning to play the piano is quite an adventure. It is a beautiful thing to feel your fingers fly across the keys of the piano. It is a transcending experience to be carried away to another world by the notes you play. It truly feels otherworldly to create such lovely sounds and songs by just using parts of your body.  But you will never experience that feeling if you allow fear to stop you from taking those first steps to learning to play such a great instrument. Learning to play the piano can be a daunting task if you do not know where to start, I know. That is the reason I wrote this book. This book was created to remove the worry and uncertainty and arm you with knowledge and know-how to make this a musical journey that is joyful rather than stressful.

©2020 Rhythm Divine Studio (P)2021 Rhythm Divine Studio

Narrator: William Bahl
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Harmonica for Beginners: 3 in 1

Summary

Music has been proven to make you a smarter, healthier, and happier person. Countless studies have shown that playing an instrument is an excellent way to improve your brainpower and is a truly enjoyable and rewarding activity. The harmonica, a simple but inspirational instrument, will certainly help you achieve all the benefits above. It's an iconic instrument, from its sound to the performers who play it, and you can join this part of music history and heritage. This book will look at the history of the harmonica, beginning with its design, construction, and its place in the history of music. You will learn about some key players who have shaped music today through the sound of the harmonica. You will also learn how to differentiate between different instruments and the what, where, and how of choosing an instrument that is right for you. The book will help you go from a complete beginner with no knowledge of the instrument or music theory and have you playing chords, melodies, and riffing along to a blues. No book can replace the experience of having a teacher, but we hope in this book to give you as good and steady a foundation in the basics of the harmonica when you find yourself without a teacher. Learn your grip, your breathing techniques, and to read harmonica tablature. When you're ready, you will move to intermediate techniques such as playing single notes and even learning to bend notes. To enable you to discover as much music as possible, you will also learn the basics of reading music, the most valuable skill for any musician. Whatever style of music you want to ultimately play, this book is a starting point to get you there. By the end of the book, you will be playing harmonious music, whether it's playing melodies by yourself or jamming with other musicians, accompanying a band, or soloing over a 12-bar blues. Welcome to the beginning of your musical journey on the harmonica. Take your time and enjoy the experience of mastering each step. Every musician can find their style, and we hope that by working through this book, you will find yours. Learn how to play harmonica easily with this fantastic, affordable guide. Many people love listening to the harmonica, and at least 50 percent of those are interested in learning to play it so that they can perform in front of an audience, friends, or family. This book is offering to teach you how to do just that. Simple instructions are provided to help you every step of the way. If you want to learn how to provide this unmistakable sound present in many styles of American music, you are in the right place. This book contains all the tips, instructions, and tools you’ll need to make amazing music. You will learn new techniques, styles, songs, and even a bit of history. You’ll discover: How to purchase your first harmonica  Proper holding and breathing techniques  Tongue techniques to create interesting sounds  How to bend notes  How to play popular folk tunes  And lots more! Click the "buy now" button and learn how to play the most affordable instrument in the world.

©2020 Evergreen Music Studio (P)2020 Evergreen Music Studio

Narrator: Ben Herold
Length: 9 hrs
Available on Audible
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Secrets to Building a Home Recording Studio

1 rating

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Do you want to build a perfect home recording studio? Are you a beginner musician feeling overwhelmed or don't know where to start? Or perhaps you'd like to know how to start your own home studio but are limited on space?  If you want to build the perfect home recording studio, then pay attention. This guide covers everything from choosing the perfect location and equipment to mixing and mastering your recordings with common digital audio workstation plugins and functionalities. We'll even touch on the more technical side so you can achieve pro-sounding recordings!  This complete guide covers:  How to choose the perfect location for your home recording studio  How to acoustically treat your room to get great-sounding recordings The list of the equipment you will need and how to set them up How to choose your digital audio workstation The technical side of recording: using EQ, compression, and audio effects such as harmonic layering and panning  And much more Let's help you build your own studio so you can start setting up your own how music studio and producing your own high-quality recordings in no time!

©2018 Robson Green (P)2018 Robson Green

Narrator: Brian Housewert
Length: 1 hr and 1 min
Available on Audible
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The Symphonies of Beethoven

6 ratings

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Ludwig van Beethoven is justifiably acclaimed as one of the most revered composers in the history of Western music-a genius once characterized as a "Titan, wrestling with the gods." There is no better way for you to understand the full impact of that description than to not only listen to all nine of his magnificent symphonies, but to do so with a full understanding of what this great composer was saying and the circumstances that drove him up to and beyond what had once been considered the limits of musical expression. The 32 lectures that make up this detailed introduction to Beethoven explores each of his symphonies in depth, explaining the gifts of musical communication that made this composer unique. Even without any previous musical training, you'll be able to grasp the absolute directness that made his work so accessible, the sheer emotional power that could never be ignored, and the ways in which his ideas were revolutionary on every level. Beginning with an introduction to Beethoven the man and the musical and societal forces that shaped his development, you'll explore his breathtaking innovations: harmonic, melodic, rhythmic, formal, dramatic, self-expressive, and emotional. And you'll come to understand how and why this man was able to lead music into a totally new era as he dispensed with the restraint of 18th-century Classicism to usher in the era of romantic self-expression - even as his own ability to even hear what he was creating was progressively and tragically vanishing. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©1996 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)1996 The Great Courses

Length: 24 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Play Advanced Bass Guitar

Summary

Want to know more about music? Want to learn awesome new bass playing techniques? Want to play songs without wasting your time looking for tabs on the net? If your answer is yes, then this is the right guide for you! In this audiobook, we will help you understand music theory. This audiobook also includes popular advanced bass techniques: Amaze your friends and band mates with your new bass techniques Create funkier and groovier beats with your bass! Impress your friends by showing them that you can play anything without the help of inaccurate bass tabs Communicate better with other musicians Make you bass guitar sing! Stand out and make catchy solos! You don't have to go to expensive music schools to understand the music theory and scales! You can now play like a pro! This book is what you need if you want to know more about music and your bass. This book also uses simple terminologies so that it will be easier for you to follow and understand. If you are ready to be a full-fledged musician and bassist, it's time for you to grab a copy of our book. Download now!

©2016 HowExpert.com (P)2016 HowExpert.com

Narrator: Todd Eflin
Length: 54 mins
Available on Audible
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Jingle Bell Pop

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It seems like every year, the holiday season arrives earlier and earlier. Before Halloween’s ghosts and ghouls have even had their chance to come out of the shadows, sleigh bells and ribbons begin to materialize at the mall and towering tinsel-tinged trees appear in our living rooms. But the most telltale sign of the arrival of yuletide festivities is the unceasingly merry melody of the seasonal songbook, from "Silent Night" to "Santa Baby." Love them or loathe them, these holiday earworms are here to stay. But how do these songs endure for decades? And why are there so few contemporary Christmas carols? In this holly jolly Audible Original, New York Times bestselling author and New Yorker columnist John Seabrook uncovers the mysteries of the holiday music machine, exploring how these hits were made and why they’ve dominated the soundwaves each and every winter. From the mid-century reign of songwriter Johnny Marks ("Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer") to the manufactured musical nostalgia of modern holiday hits like "All I Want for Christmas Is You," Seabrook, alongside a cast of singers, songwriters, and producers, reveals the untold stories behind the songs that have us rockin’ around the Christmas tree year after year.

©2018 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.

Narrator: Erin Moon
Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Jazz Improvisation Made Simple

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When it comes to learning jazz, many musicians feel overwhelmed. They are told they need to know a ton of music theory, have impeccable technique, mastery of their instrument, and lots of natural talent to succeed as a jazz improviser.  The message of Jazz Improvisation Made Simple is that learning jazz doesn’t have to be so overwhelming and complicated. To get started, you need to know a lot less than you think. Even by learning just one jazz standard, you can unlock a treasure trove of incredible secrets for musical excellence.  Jazz Improvisation Made Simple is not a music method book full of music notations and exercises. It's a self-help style audiobook that dives deeper into things that will actually make a difference in your jazz playing, no matter what instrument you play.  In this book, author, podcaster, and educator Brent Vaartstra reveals his proven processes behind learning jazz and skyrocketing your skills. As the jazz musician behind the internationally renowned jazz education blog and podcast Learn Jazz Standards, he’s helped hundreds of thousands of musicians reach their jazz potential, improve their skills, and accomplish their musical goals.  Sharing lessons from his personal journey and successes of his students along the way, Jazz Improvisation Made Simple serves as a step-by-step guide for accelerating your jazz improvement, shortening the learning curve, and unlocking the musical potential you’ve always had.

©2020 Brent Vaartstra (P)2020 Brent Vaartstra

Narrator: Brent Vaartstra
Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Essential Trumpet Lessons, Book One: Get Started

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Essential lessons for comeback players, midlevel players, and all beginners. Covers tone production, breathing, tongue use, written music, how to practice, and more essentials to get you started right. Essential Trumpet Lessons is written by Jonathan Harnum, a player and teacher with over 35 years of experience and a PhD in music education from Northwestern University.

©2017 Jonathan Harnum & Sol Ut Press (P)2017 Jonathan Harnum & Sol Ut Press

Narrator: Jonathan Harnum
Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Elements of Jazz: From Cakewalks to Fusion

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Jazz is a uniquely American art form, one of America's great contributions to not only musical culture, but world culture, with each generation of musicians applying new levels of creativity that take the music in unexpected directions that defy definition, category, and stagnation. Now you can learn the basics and history of this intoxicating genre in an eight-lecture series that is as free-flowing and original as the art form itself. You'll follow the evolution of jazz from its beginnings in the music and dancing of the antebellum plantations to its morphing into many shapes as its greatest innovators gave us ragtime, the blues, the swing music of the big band era, boogie-woogie, and big band blues. You'll follow the rise of modern jazz in all of its many forms, including bebop, cool, modal, free, and fusion jazz. And you'll learn how the course of jazz was changed by key technological innovations, such as the invention of the microphone, which allowed smaller-voiced singers like Bing Crosby or Mel Torme to share a limelight once reserved for the bigger voices of stars like Bessie Smith or Al Jolson. Beginning the story on those antebellum plantations, Professor Messenger reveals how the "cakewalks" of slave culture gave birth to a dance craze at the end of the 19th century that was ignorant of its own humble roots. And he explores the irony of the minstrel shows, which derived from Southern beliefs of black cultural inferiority yet eventually spawned a musical industry that African-American musicians would dominate for decades to come. As a bonus, the lectures are also very entertaining, with Professor Messenger frequently turning to his piano to illustrate his musical points, often with the help of guest artists.

©1995 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)1995 The Great Courses

Narrator: Bill Messenger
Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Acoustic Guitar for Beginners: 3 Books in 1

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The complete three-book series on learning to play acoustic guitar.  Book one Have you always dreamed of playing the guitar? Do you love the sound of the acoustic guitar, but don’t know how to play it?  If you long to sing and play songs, then this book is for you. This book is not a rote learning tool, nor a textbook. We spared you the annoyance of listening to a mechanical write-up. We’ve tried to be as humane and relatable to your troubles as much as we can. Most of the information you'll get from this book is relevant in any style of guitar playing. By the end of this book, you should be able to: Choose the best guitar for your needs  String and tune your guitar  Play basic chords on the guitar  Play different strumming patterns  Understand how chords are formed  Groove with riffs and the pentatonic scale  And most importantly, you will be able to read music. Book two With this book, you’ll learn the magic of music and musical instruments. Every modern band has at least one guitar in the group. The guitar is not only easy to play, but it is also versatile. And who doesn’t love a great guitar solo? The guitar can fill in the tones ranging from the lows of the bass guitar to the highs of the lead guitar. In this book, you’ll learn about the different types of guitars, the material used to make them, and the kind of music you can play. Underlying music is the theory that defines the arrangement of notes and the way you play chords. Learning this will help you understand how the world of music connects each instrument and forms a song. You can open magical doors by understanding how to transition between notes and use chords.  In this book, you’ll discover:  How to care for and maintain your guitar  Gadget, tips, and tricks to help you refine your playing  Basic major and minor chords found in most songs  Diminished, slashed, and inverted chords  The basics of playing songs for beginners   Book three Each chapter of this book focuses on the basics first and then moves on to some intermediate tips for the individuals who want to learn additional information.  The guide starts off with the origin of the "modern acoustic guitar" and how it evolved into what it is today. The chapters that follow have been organized in the manner of importance. So, the beginners learn about basic chords first and some background surrounding the guitar. The chapter that follows details different strumming and picking patterns/styles prevalent in the music world. In this book, you’ll learn: How to understand chord charts  Tips and tricks to get the best tone out of your guitar  How to play open, advanced, and barre chords with ease  Strumming techniques and easy patterns to play  Fingerpicking basics, including fingerpicking exercises  How to play popular songs  How to record your guitar and get the best sound  Recording tips and tricks  Everything you need to know about which microphone to choose  Each new skill covered in the book is dependent on the skill learned in the previous chapter. If taken step by step, this guide can be useful for attentive beginners who are willing to put in the time and effort.

©2020 Peter F. Sheldon (P)2021 Peter F. Sheldon

Narrator: Ben Herold
Length: 9 hrs
Available on Audible
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Guitar Music Theory

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This insightful audiobook is about guitar music theory. Therein, we have examined the ways in which beginners playing the guitar can become proficient in this act. In authoring the book, several topics were taken into consideration, which include the parts of a guitar, types of guitar, and voice leading, among other educative topics. That’s not all - this book provides simplistic ways in which guitarists can learn the complexities involved in keying the guitar and measures to ensure that the guitar is in perfect condition. In addition, this audiobook will provide you with practical ways with which the minor and major chords can be played. This book aims to make beginners and even professionals have a clearer idea of the real essence of playing the guitar. I hope that as you listen to this book, you will gain more insight into what the guitar, what the guitar music theory as a whole entails, and why it’s so important for you to learn.  If you want to learn to be an advanced player, then buy Guitar Music Theory now! 

©2020 Sublime Studio (P)2020 Sublime Studio

Narrator: Dave Wright
Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Powerhouse Singing Techniques

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This audiobook reveals how the greatest singers in the world practice and develop their voices. In Powerhouse Singing Techniques, vocal coach James Cohen reveals it all: how to develop one's voice to its full potential. After teaching thousands of students, Cohen has discovered what really works, and he explains it all in simple terms anyone can understand and follow. The methods and techniques in this book will work for anyone, using any method or voice teacher. Consider giving this book to your voice teacher as a gift! That being said, this is not a program for beginners. Among the many powerful techniques, you will learn: The secret to a *perfect* tone (i.e. beautiful sound) Why warm-ups are crucial to voice development (and how to do them) The only method to developing high notes you'll ever need! The $795 voice maintenance tool (yours, for free) The best supplements for your voice The one psychological trick that will boost your voice forever The only breathing method you'll ever need The one thing you must do in every voice lesson (if you want to reap the benefits from the lesson) The one thing you must do after every voice lesson (otherwise you just wasted your time and money) The one mistake almost every voice teacher makes, and how to avoid it Why online voice courses rarely work (and how you can fix that) And more!

©2017 James A. Cohen (P)2017 James A. Cohen

Narrator: Jared Capper
Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Violin for Beginners

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Have you always loved the violin, but only from afar? Have you ever wondered how on earth such beautiful, out-of-this-world sounds could come from an instrument? Do you wonder what those weird lines and dots that the pros look at as they play actually mean? Feel like you could never play the violin like an expert? If you answered yes to these questions, then this book is for you.  In this book, you will:  Master the various parts of the violin  Discover the amazing world of bowing techniques  Learn how to finger your instrument just like the great violinists do  Uncover the secret language of the staff, so you have an entire world of music to explore  Get the lowdown on various kinds of violins and their prices so you don't get scammed  Enjoy learning to play various styles to evoke different emotions from your musical pieces  Become a pro at caring for your violin  Explore various music pieces with different time signatures  Be amazed at the tips and tricks you’ll discover to make bowing a breeze  Conquer the art of dynamic playing  And so much more!  With this book, you no longer have to be frightened by the violin. With this book as your launchpad, you, too, can etch your name among the list of master violinists! Download your copy of this book now to begin your journey to violin mastery. 

©2020 David Bailey (P)2021 David Bailey

Narrator: William Bahl
Author: David Bailey
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Guitar Fretboard

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If you are reading, then chances are you love the guitar, and you want to do something about that passion. Why wouldn’t you? It is one of the most beautiful sounding instruments out there, and most of your favorite songs probably have some awesome riffs and licks. We grow up watching our guitar heroes rocking the stage in front of thousands of people, and you cannot help but see yourself in their place. How cool would it be if it were you standing on that stage in a packed stadium, shredding and playing some awesome riffs?  While listening to that book won’t necessarily get you there, it will definitely help you get started and set you on the right path that you will need to walk if you plan on becoming a professional guitar player. The beautiful thing about music is the fact that you can start learning at any age, no matter what anyone else tells you. There is no such thing as being too old, and as you will see in this book, the steps needed to get started with learning the guitar are actually quite manageable, and you will be able to take them if you just put your mind to it.  With proven steps and strategies on how to effectively memorize the guitar fretboard, in this book, we are going to slowly guide you through all the steps you need to take to memorize the guitar fretboard. We are not going to lie to you, saying that you can do it in a day, but we do promise you that you can learn it in a short period if you follow these simple steps and exercise we have prepared for you. 

©2020 Rhythm Divine Studio (P)2021 Rhythm Divine Studio

Narrator: William Bahl
Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Listen to Jazz

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An Economist best book of the year In How to Listen to Jazz, award-winning music scholar Ted Gioia presents a lively introduction to the art of listening to jazz. He tells us what to listen for in a performance and includes a guide to today's leading jazz musicians. From Louis Armstrong's innovative sounds to the exotic compositions of Duke Ellington, Gioia covers everything from the music's history to the building blocks of improvisation. A true love letter to jazz by a foremost expert, How to Listen to Jazz is a must-listen for anyone who's ever wanted to understand America's greatest contribution to music.

©2017 Ted Gioia (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Peter Ganim
Author: Ted Gioia
Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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Guitar Lessons & Music Theory Bundle

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How to master your guitar even if you are just a beginner? Did you always want to learn how to play famous guitar songs but did not know where to start? Have you tried playing the guitar in the past but gave up as it was too difficult? Would you like to gain more knowledge and unlock the mystery of music theory? If so, then these two books in one - Guitar for Beginners and Music Theory - are perfect for you! The guitar is a very versatile instrument that requires time, focus, and energy to master. If you tried playing guitar in the past but lacked the motivation to continue or you are a beginner who only recently started playing your guitar - then this audiobook is perfect for you.  This two-in-one bundle contains facts, history, and systematic guides to becoming the next real guitar player! You can now finally learn music theory using a detailed and high-quality manual. In no time, you will be able to go from a complete beginner to a pro and play great music with your friends and family! Here’s what you can learn from our two amazing books: Unlock the mystery of music theory Learn to read sheet music Get acquainted with your guitar and learn the basics Tuning Basic hand and finger positions  Get the hang of scales and tablature Learn everything there is about strings, chords, and much more! The books contain interesting and important information on every section. Most of the books on guitar playing and music theory only contain basic information and don’t analyze the guitar learning process completely. However, if you follow this guide meticulously, you will be able to make your own notes! These two books are the only ones you need to master music theory and become a professional guitar player! Get your copy now!

©2020 Woody Morgan (P)2020 Woody Morgan

Narrator: Andy Parrish
Author: Woody Morgan
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Saxophone for Beginners

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Are you a fan of saxophone music? Do you look up to famous saxophone players and love watching them perform? Have you been interested in learning how to play the saxophone but haven't figured out where to start? This book will show you how to tackle the overwhelming task of learning a new instrument on your own. In its chapters, you will find valuable resources that will prepare you to play your favorite saxophone music pieces. Some of the things you will accomplish after listening to this book are:  You will discover the benefits and challenges of learning the saxophone.  You will learn to select the best type of saxophone to purchase and practice on as a beginner.  You'll discover how to properly handle, hold, assemble, and care for your new saxophone.  You'll complete different exercises that will help you learn and perfect the playing of different musical notes.  Improve your respiratory function for a better musical performance on the saxophone and other wind instruments.  Complete a series of breathing capacity boosting exercises.  Learn how to develop your musical ear for improved musical performance.  Discover how to tune your instrument properly.   With this handy book as your starting point, you can finally go from a total saxophone beginner to a dedicated saxophone student that progressively makes progress through regular study and practice. With tried and true methodology, breathing and technical exercises, and insider insight and recommendations, you'll come out of this listen well prepared to tackle any challenges the saxophone throws your way. Download this book and you will be ready to jump into your saxophone learning journey.  Are you someone who is intrigued by the idea of playing the saxophone? Do you wish you could play the sax but are confused about how to get started? Look no further, as Saxophone for Beginners is one of the most credible and comprehensive guides on how to learn to play the instrument. This book is going to be your one and only comprehensive introduction from its origin to producing beautiful melodies.  Unlike the plethora of complex guides available out there that often leave the students entangled in a web of technical fallacies, I have designed and structured this book in an easy-to-understand manner with a smooth flow of information and practical approaches. Every section of the book introduces the reader to new concepts with up-to-date knowledge without confusing jargon.  I have consolidated my years of experience and a vast resource of literature on the saxophone in a concise and systematic structure of developing accurate beginner level saxophone skills. The book takes a beginner through an explorative journey to create big and elusive sounds.  Immense focus is placed on connecting the ideas and practice exercises with a practical approach so that the listener not only savors the listening experience but also works with the material to improve and develop sax skills. Learning the skills at your own pace is possible with this structured design. Suitable for beginners of all ages, Saxophone for Beginners requires no prior background in music or with the instrument. Just pick up this thorough, all-encompassing guide on the art of playing a beginner level saxophone and follow along to become a master at it.  Here's what you can expect from this book:  Insight into the elusive background of the saxophone Smooth progression from learning about the saxophone to playing the saxophone Various types of saxophones How to set up and assemble the instrument Covers every beginner skill regarding the saxophone Techniques with drills and exercises for mastery

©2020 Evergreen Music Studio (P)2020 Evergreen Music Studio

Narrator: Ben Herold
Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Guitar for Beginners

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Want to learn how to play a guitar? Play your first song with this easy to learn beginner's guide. Would you like to: Learn an instrument you could take anywhere? Pursue a new hobby to show off to your friends and family? Master a skill that could build your confidence? If so, this book is for you! Do you believe that music soothes the soul? Listening to music can bring a lot of benefits, but learning to play an instrument is even more beneficial. It can build your confidence, provide an escape to work or other life commitments and it’s also a great way to express yourself. And regardless of whether you become a musician in the future or play it off as a hobby, mastering this skill can bring a lot of opportunities. It’s an instrument that could bring and connect people together, even if you don’t speak the same language. Bringing this out on a party or a gathering can make you the center of attention. Unveiling this talent could even let you make new friends from people you don’t expect. Trying to court someone? Use this to strike a conversation. It brings plus points and make you look cooler.  Mastering the chords, learning a new song, and nailing a performance are some of the achievements every guitar player could get. There’s just this sense of fulfillment when you accomplish something, you’re passionate about. And with this book in your hands, you can start your own musical journey.

©2021 Guitar Nation (P)2021 Guitar Nation

Narrator: D.F. Forte
Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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The Song Flap It Out

7 ratings

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The Night Realm's hottest cursed duo, JoJo the Raven and Lil' Pelicayne, perform their new jam from the hit Audible Original Heads Will Roll.

©2019 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: a full cast
Length: 1 min
Available on Audible
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Music Theory

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Have you ever had trouble learning music theory or thought that it's too hard to learn? Do you want to learn music theory and master scales and chords? If yes, then keep listening. Music is the most ancient form of art that fascinates humanity from the beginning of its origins and awakens strong emotions in all of us. Music is the language of the soul, we associate all the moments of our lives with it, how many times have you been listening to music remembering certain people or places? Music is based on some universal rules, the rules of harmony, intervals and proportions, that are all contained and explained clearly in this extraordinary audiobook. In this first part of the series, we will cover the absolute fundamentals of music theory and music reading. We will also cover first position basic chords and the first scale in C Major. Let us look at some very important things you will learn in this audiobook Fundamentals of music theory A simple method to read music notes The easiest ways to grasp the concepts of rhythm, harmony and intervals The perfect ways to write better melodies What are the most common scales used in music Powerful and useful tips and tricks for ear training  And much more Many people think that music theory is something complicated and sometimes boring, that might limit the creativity. Nothing could be farther away from the truth. Music theory defines the fundamental aspects of music and provides musicians a system to communicate their ideas. This audiobook has been conceived for a practical approach, at every step you will also learn a sample song. All the notions are clearly explained and all the topics are structured in the best way to bring your knowledge to an optimal level in a small amount of time. Would you like to know more?  Download this audiobook now to get access to a complete guide.

©2020 Ludwig Copson (P)2020 Ludwig Copson

Narrator: Russell Newton
Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Music Production: How to Produce Music, The Easy-to-Read Guide for Music Producers

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You are about to discover proven steps and strategies from music producers on how to produce music, even if you have zero experience in recording and audio engineering. You will be able to learn everything you need to know in order to make your first single sound just the way you want it. In this audiobook, you will to learn how to build your own studio and have the right gear and software in order to start creating music. You will also learn how to be a smart recording artist or give the right direction to performers for whom you want to produce songs. Your first home studio does not need to have all the top-of-the-line gear; you just need the basic stuff, for now. As long as you know how to use the most basic studio equipment, you will know what to do once you hit the big studio. We will make sure you know how to engineer all the tracks that you have recorded in order to make your first single sound just the way you want it. Here is a preview of what you'll learn.... How to set up a studio and what equipment you need to use How to perform a song while in the studio How to create a final mix for your songs What your studio should have What is the best digital audio workstation (DAW) for you? Recording your first single Mixing your first song Creating music that will enable you to get noticed And, much, much more!

©2015 Tommy Swindali (P)2017 Tommy Swindali

Narrator: Erich Bailey
Length: 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Songwriting: Powerful Melody, Lyric and Composing Skills to Help You Craft a Hit

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You're about to discover how to craft great songs packed full of meaning. You'll learn how to stay focused, be productive, and get over writer's block. They'll be little exercises throughout that will challenge your ear, creativity and artistry. You'll learn a little music theory, what makes a great song, and how to craft memorable melodies. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: How to craft an engaging story in our song How to write catchy melodies Harmony masterclass Rhyme and rhythm 101 How to structure songs to devastating effect How to be productive and power through writer's block And much more!

©2016 JPL Publishing (P)2016 JPL Publishing

Author: Sean Levi
Length: 37 mins
Available on Audible
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This Is Your Brain on Music

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In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music - its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it - and the human brain. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, Levitin reveals: How composers produce some of the most pleasurable effects of listening to music by exploiting the way our brains make sense of the world Why we are so emotionally attached to the music we listened to as teenagers, whether it was Fleetwood Mac, U2, or Dr. Dre That practice, rather than talent, is the driving force behind musical expertise How those insidious little jingles (called earworms) get stuck in our headsAnd, taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin argues that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language. This Is Your Brain on Music is an unprecedented, eye-opening investigation into an obsession at the heart of human nature.

©2007 Daniel J. Levitin (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc. and Books on Tape. All rights reserved.

Narrator: Edward Herrmann
Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Music as an Art

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Roger Scruton is a polymath. He has written authoritatively on a huge range of subjects from the environment to wine, from cosmology to the Middle East. He is also an accomplished musician (organ and piano) and a composer of works including an opera and a song cycle. This is Scruton’s second major work on music for Bloomsbury - the first being Understanding Music (Continuum, 2009).  In this new book he turns again to the meaning of tonality and sound. His abstract, somewhat mystical argument on these topics includes slashing attacks on Marxist reductionism, on the authenticity of Early Music, on rival aestheticians such as Adorno and on sentimentality and cliché in any form. As with Understanding Music, he also expounds his views on pop music in a most satisfying and provocative new work.  Cover copyright: © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2018

©2018 Roger Scruton (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Saul Reichlin
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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The History of Jazz, Second Edition

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Ted Gioia's History of Jazz has been universally hailed as a classic - acclaimed by jazz critics and fans around the world. Now Gioia brings his magnificent work completely up-to-date, drawing on the latest research and revisiting virtually every aspect of the music, past and present. Gioia tells the story of jazz as it had never been told before, in a book that brilliantly portrays the legendary jazz players, the breakthrough styles, and the world in which it evolved. Here are the giants of jazz and the great moments of jazz history - Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington at the Cotton Club, cool jazz greats such as Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, and Lester Young, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie's advocacy of modern jazz in the 1940s, Miles Davis's 1955 performance at the Newport Jazz Festival, Ornette Coleman's experiments with atonality, Pat Metheny's visionary extension of jazz-rock fusion, the contemporary sounds of Wynton Marsalis, and the post-modernists of the current day. Gioia provides the listener with lively portraits of these and many other great musicians, intertwined with vibrant commentary on the music they created. He also evokes the many worlds of jazz, taking the listener to the swamp lands of the Mississippi Delta, the bawdy houses of New Orleans, the rent parties of Harlem, the speakeasies of Chicago during the Jazz Age, the after-hours spots of corrupt Kansas City, the Cotton Club, the Savoy, and the other locales where the history of jazz was made. And as he traces the spread of this protean form, Gioia provides much insight into the social context in which the music was born.

©2011 Ted Gioia (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Bob Souer
Author: Ted Gioia
Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Produce Your Music 2020 Edition

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Produce Your Music 2020 Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Produce All the Types of Music with 0 Experience. Discover the Secrets of the Best DJs and Start Making Money with Music In this audiobook, the author teaches you everything you need to know to become a famous DJ worldwide. If you want to know the types of music that exists and what the best DJs know about producing, then Produce Your Music 2020 Edition is the perfect audiobook for you. Here it is what you will find inside: The start  Bases of the music  Your first disco show  Differences between a DJ now and in the past And much more!  Don't lose time anymore! Get your audiobook today!

©2020 Barry Mitchell (P)2020 Barry Mitchell

Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
Available on Audible
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Acoustic Guitar

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This book has been written in a simple and easy to read manner that will appeal to both beginners and advanced acoustic guitar enthusiasts. It is the best travel companion for all acoustic guitar enthusiasts thanks to the author’s love of the guitar, coupled with his unique command of the guitar.  The book is organized into short chapters with detailed topical discussions that will help the reader to develop his acoustic guitar playing abilities progressively.  The reasons as to why this is the best guide to understanding how to play the acoustic guitar chords effectively include:  The book is organized to logically and progressively walk the reader from the history and origin of the acoustic guitar through to the more advanced concepts of playing the acoustic guitar chords.  Unlike other ‘how-to’ books, this book has been formatted to fit all kinds of acoustic guitar enthusiasts. For example, the book is perfect for teachers who are seeking a nifty method for students to understand easily, while at the same time the book is an ideal fit for a complete novice, or if you have been playing the acoustic guitar for a while and you need to widen your proficiency, this is the right book for you.  The book teaches how to choose the right acoustic guitar and, eventually, how to read and create music chords using the acoustic guitar.  The book contains real tips and tricks on how to effectively play basic and advanced notes, tunes, chords, flamenco, and other pleasant classical tunes.  This is the first book to help you understand and appreciate your preferred style and will help you choose an acoustic guitar that fits your style.   In summary, this is the only book you need when you want to learn how to play the acoustic guitar chords effectively. By the time you finish reading this book, you will be able to understand music at a much higher level while at the same time you will be able to make your musical notes using the acoustic guitar.

©2021 Rhythm Divine Studio (P)2021 Rhythm Divine Studio

Narrator: William Bahl
Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
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Hallelujah Handel

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Summary

A tale of music and miracles: In 1750 George Frideric Handel gave musical history’s greatest gift - his Messiah - to an orphanage in London. From that city’s dark lanes comes Thomas, a boy who sings like an angel, but will not speak. Finally, the boy is healed with the help of Maestro Handel, Katarine (from Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery) and the power and glory of music.  More than two dozen excerpts of Handel’s music, including the Sarabande in D minor, Water Music, Music for the Royal Fireworks, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, oratorios, operas and of course, Messiah.

©1995 The Children’s Group under exclusive licence to Linus Entertainment (P)1995 The Children’s Group under exclusive licence to Linus Entertainment

Length: 51 mins
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How to Write a Song: Beginner's Guide to Writing a Song in 60 Minutes or Less

Summary

Singing is an amazing accomplishment that almost everyone in the world wants to achieve. However, only a few people are actually lucky enough to successfully write a song, let alone sing it. Many people think that coming up with lyrics to a song is the hardest job in the world, as it requires a high level of creativity that only poets and master musicians can conjure. I am here to tell you that this is just a stereotype and a misconception. Just take a look at the mainstream musical hits, for starters! The book has purposefully been designed for those who want to learn how to write a song, but don't know where to start. It packs everything there is to know about writing a great song, from its structure to its thought process. But the book also doesn't forget about your personal business and hectic schedule, especially if you're a person who's planning on doing this part-time. I've described a really simple way to write a song, all in an hour, with the help of simple and refined techniques. Quite often, people tend to get bogged down in the useless details of writing a song, which not only slow the entire process down but also become a reason to lose interest in the whole process. Lucky for you, I've skipped all those boring essentials and have kept everything to the point, so you can easily and instantly apply the knowledge you learn from the book into your practical life. After you've completed the book, I'm sure you'll feel as if a whole new side of your mind has opened up, and you'll find it much easier to convert natural elements in your life to lines to a song. You'll start feeling alive and after writing two or three songs, you'll get that singer-like personality everyone strives for. Most importantly, you'll be able to give your thoughts a new meaning and convert them into a song in less than an hour, and even brag about it!

©2015 Alexander Wright (P)2015 Alexander Wright

Narrator: Amy MacMath
Length: 46 mins
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Music Theory: The Complete Guide to Read, Write and Understand Music from Beginner to Expert - Vol. 1

Summary

You are about to learn how to become a pro in all kinds of music by learning how to read, write and understand music theory!  If you’ve always wanted to pursue your interest in music or improve your skill in it by learning music theory but you’ve never found the ultimate beginner-friendly resource, then keep listening.… Are you tired of only having some scanty basics of music, and wish to take your knowledge to the next level to a point where you understand music sheets and other stuff like the pros do, even if you are a complete beginner? Whatever the amount of music knowledge you have right now, you must have tried to learn from a couple of resources like music videos, PDF tutorials, or blog posts online before and just like many people, either failed to understand and follow those guides, or just ended up disappointed by their shallowness, confusion, complexity, or inadequacy! But it’s good you’re here. If you are ready to stop exposing yourself to the “inconveniences” of learning music theory online or from other unverified sources, and discover a guide that works for you, let me welcome you home - you’ve come to the right place. You see, teaching yourself music theory without struggling to work out the content or taking too long to complete the guide doesn’t have to be difficult - even if you’ve already come across endless other sources that give you such kinds of (common) problems. In fact, it’s easier than you think. An article in Studio Notes Online suggests that you have to understand music theory to develop a better understanding of inner workings of written compositions, as well as fundamental elements of music like timbre, rhythm, and melody. It demonstrates that for you to improve your music in all aspects, and become a professional musician, you have to learn music theory, which is possible to teach yourself as long as you have a good guide. So where exactly do you begin to understand music theory like a pro? How do you understand the different types of music out there like an open book? What do you need to know about music theory? What are the dos and don’ts of music that understanding music theory will teach you? If you have these and other related questions, this book is for you so keep listening. More precisely, the book will teach you: The basics of music theory, including what it is, what it entails, the history of music and music theory, and much more Importance of music for the brain and why an understanding of music theory is necessary How music can boost your chances of achieving success in life The types of music that you need to know as you study music theory How to learn and read music for musical instruments Important music lessons to keep up Fundamental materials for learning musical instruments How to understand classical music the easy way The ins and outs of melody and harmony How to understand sound and music intervals like the pros How to read music scores easily And much, much more! Indeed, you can acquire knowledge of music from scratch, or improve your understanding of music by simply following this exhaustive guide. And lucky for you, the book uses simple, easy-to-follow language that won’t confuse whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced music student! Don’t miss this opportunity to understand the ins and outs of music and start a successful music career!

©2020 Samuel Bernstein (P)2020 Samuel Bernstein

Narrator: Chris Barton
Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Guitar & Music Theory

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Everything You Need To Know About "How To Play The Guitar" In One Place! Grab your chance to own this Two-Book Bundle by Tommy Swindali for Learning To Play The Guitar For Beginners & The Advanced Including: Guitar for Beginners: Stop Struggling & Start Learning How To Play The Guitar Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible Guitar Music Theory: Fast Track Your Guitar Skills With This Essential Guide to Music Theory & Songwriting For The Guitar Sadly, most people believe that they will never learn how to play guitar. Local guitar teachers seem like a great option at first, but you could risk getting stuck with a wannabe rock star who can't really teach you. Or you could try reading, but most books are far too bulky and will leave you no better than where you started. However, these concepts are not hard to understand. In this book, you will be provided with the essential theories, skills, and techniques you need to play the guitar. I will not leave anything on assumption. So if you come across something you think is too complicated, have no fear, it will be explained in time. In this book, you will discover: Guitar Theory Cheat Sheets & Easy To Follow Diagrams Improvisation Tips - Turn An Average Into An Awesome Guitar Player Funk, Blues, Rock, Acoustic And Many More Styles From Guitar Legends Visualization Methods to Improve Musicianship & Performance Learn The Circle Of Fifths + Why ALL Guitarists Need It! Songwriting Tips For Guitar Players + How To Overcome Songwriter’s Block Chords That Will Allow You To Easily Play Millions Of Songs And Much, Much More What are you waiting for? Learn To Play The Guitar With This Complete Guide

©2020 Tommy Swindali (P)2020 Tommy Swindali

Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
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Guitar Scales for Beginners

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Introducing how you can master your very first guitar scale and maximize your potential as a guitarist (while having lots of fun)    Quite frankly, scales are the single most quoted technique of any successful musician out there, yet so many of us struggle to understand them! We all remember the frustration when we first tried to learn them, ending up getting stuck and just spinning our wheels until we just give up. Without an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to learning scales, it can become the most frustrating thing in the world. Learning it alone can make us want to tear our hair out to say the least! That’s why we decided to write this book, so people don’t get as stuck as we did!    We have made this book so you can easily follow it in a step by step manner to help you finally be able to create music and solo your way to complete bliss! And, with the right guidance and system, anyone can learn scales and maximize their potential!   And, if that isn’t enough reason to purchase this book, then here’s a little sliver of what else you’ll find inside: An exact method to mastering your very first scale and how to use the same formula to master all scales going forward!   How to create your very own fretboard map and use this to help you create awesome music!  Eleven+ exercises to get you playing (and having fun) immediately example audio tracks and backing track ideas to get you in the zone in no time!  How to develop good practice habits that’ll supercharge your learning ability  The one technique you simply must know!   And that is barely even scratching the surface!     So, if you want to master learning scales while actually having fun in the process then scroll up and click “Add to Cart.”

©2020 James Haywire (P)2020 James Haywire

Narrator: T.L. Howell
Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Music Production, 2020 Edition

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Summary

Take your music productions to the next level and make timeless music.  Want to take your music productions to the next level?  If you feel like you're always getting stuck in your music productions, or if you feel like you're not improving, then don’t worry because you're not alone.   According to Digital Music News, just 1.4 percent of producers actually "make it" in producing music...which means almost 99 percent of producers are focusing on the wrong things. In the end, most of them give up producing before they peak.  But if you had access to a wealth of proven technical, practical, and theoretical knowledge in one book, then you could take your music to the next level.  These inside secrets can be applied to real world scenarios - whether it's in audio production, electronic music production, mixing, editing, mastering, or sound for media. They even work for schools, colleges, and universities.   In this book, you will discover: Everything you need to know about advanced audio, recording, and music production in 2020 and beyond  How a 19-year-old young producer used “deliberate practice” to create the global smash Old Town Road Building a professional recording studio (without spending millions) Optimize your computer for music production (PC and Mac) Audio recording tips: microphones and placement Design any basic or complex sound from scratch Mixing and mastering explained - elite level And much, much more... This book covers just about everything music production related, giving you the advanced skills required by today’s global music industry. And if you take the time to apply the knowledge then your music will elevate to a whole new level!

©2020 Tommy Swindali (P)2020 Tommy Swindali

Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Guitar Practice: Guitar Lessons for Beginners

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Do you want to become a guitarist or simply want to improve your guitar skills?...you need a specific guide showing you how to do it. Keep reading. Music’s learning process is very specific for each instrument, and the greatest guitarist are aware of it. However, 90 percent of books currently available propose a general approach,with no focus on the specific technique to play guitar. The goal of this audiobook is to offer you, unlike many others do, a clear and personalized guide for your path as a guitarist, with practical and targeted exercises, advanced techniques, and the right mindset for your personal success. What you will find in this audiobook: The right mindset to become a great guitarist. How to play without guitar. How to avoid the worst error that a guitarist may commit. The tricks that you must absolutely know if you want to become an expert guitarist. The basic techniques. Practical exercises for mindset. Practical exercises to improve your technique. Guitar Practice is a suitable guide for experts and beginners, it will lead you to the right way for achieving your personal goals with the guitar.

©2019 Jaden Chords (P)2019 Jaden Chords

Narrator: J.M. DeBord
Author: Jaden Chords
Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Making Rumours

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Summary

Inside the making of one of the biggest-selling albums of all time: Fleetwood Mac's Rumours. Fleetwood Mac's classic 1977 Rumours album topped the Billboard 200 for 31 weeks and won the Album of the Year Grammy. More recently, Rolling Stone named it the 25th greatest album of all time and the hit TV series Glee devoted an entire episode to songs from Rumours, introducing it to a new generation. Now, for the first time, Ken Caillat, the album's co-producer, tells the full story of what really went into making Rumours - from the endless partying and relationship dramas to the creative struggles to write and record "You Make Loving Fun," "Don't Stop," "Go Your Own Way," "The Chain," and other timeless tracks. Tells the fascinating, behind-the-music story of the making of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, written by the producer who saw it all happen Filled with new and surprising details, such as Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham's screaming match while recording "You Make Loving Fun"; how the band coped with the pressures of increasing success; how the master tape nearly disintegrated, and the incredible attention paid to even the tiniest elements of songs, from Lindsey playing a chair to Mick breaking glass

©2012 Ken Caillat and Steven Stiefel (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Guitar Exercises

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Introducing how you can supercharge your guitar abilities in as little as 10 minutes per day! Do you want to improve your guitar-playing ability? Do you want to do it without mind-numbing, boring methods? Do you want to do it in as little as 10 minutes per day? I know how boring and frustrating learning the guitar can be. That’s why I’ve made sure to make my teachings practical and fun! At the end of the day, learning to play and create music is supposed to be fun and enjoyable, not a long slog you’ve been forced to do in life. Whether you’re a beginner or a guitar god, these 70 exercises, tips, and tricks will have you noticing the differences almost instantly. (I’ve played for years and the exact exercises I’ve written here helped me hugely!) You don’t need to bore yourself to death when trying to improve your guitar skills. Instead, what you need are practical teachings to actually get you playing the guitar, and before you know it, you will be playing your favorite songs in complete flow having the time of your life. It’s hard to think of many things better than that of a musician's life! Here’s a sliver of what you’ll discover inside…. 70+ unique and fun exercises to supercharge your guitar ability! Specific exercises to improve every area of your guitar skills How you can rapidly improve your ability with just ten minutes a day Why sometimes playing less can help you improve more Stop wasting your time learning endless boring music theory. Do this instead. Must know exercises to play faster and more accurately (Who doesn't want to do that?) Why having fun is one of the most important parts of the learning process How new guitarists can 10x their skills with an easy-to-follow training schedule Ridiculously fun exercises for every level of guitarist And that is barely even scratching the surface! So if you want to rapidly improve your guitar ability in as little as 10 minutes per day, then scroll up and click "Add to Cart".  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 James Haywire (P)2020 James Haywire

Narrator: Tony Howell
Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Harmonica for Beginners

Summary

There is a bright and warm inner feeling that comes while playing the harmonica. This feeling is unbeatable. I'm sure you have heard many great harmonicists on the harp. It's easy to wonder how they do it. How do they manage to play so many tunes with such a small instrument? Many would say that skill is far-fetched, but it isn't.  The harmonica is a very small and pocket-friendly instrument. It comes in various sizes and shapes. I bet you didn't know that it was the first instrument to be played in space. Amazing, isn't it? The harmonica has a long history, dating back to the 17th century.  Here's an essential guide to learn to play the harmonica like a pro. Its contents include:  How to read music tabs Various types of harmonicas and how to choose which is right for you  Music sheets of songs on both diatonic and chromatic harps Tuning the harmonica  Basic harmonica techniques  Advanced harmonica techniques  How to service the harmonica  How to play blues, jazz, Celtic, country, and dance tunes  With this advanced guide for beginners, you can learn to start playing like Little Walter in no time. Click the buy now button to get started today!

©2020 Evergreen Music Studio (P)2020 Evergreen Music Studio

Narrator: Ben Herold
Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Wagner

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Well over a century after Wagner's death, the man and his music are as controversial as ever. Praised for his profound insights into the workings of the human heart, he has also been condemned as a dangerous libertine, a proto-fascist and an arrogant bore. His vast four-part operatic Ring cycle has been elevated as one of the greatest achievements of western culture and dismissed as an unparalleled example of creative megalomania. This audiobook makes no attempt to gloss over the darker sides of Wagner's character, personally or artistically, but argues that the finer aspects of his vision transcend its flaws. It tells the story of an extraordinary life and charts Wagner's development, from unpromising beginnings into the creator of some of the most brilliantly innovatory and seductively beautiful music ever composed. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2013 Naxos AudioBooks (P)2013 Naxos AudioBooks

Narrator: Stephen Johnson
Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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The Classical Music Book

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From Mozart to Mendelssohn, this comprehensive guide to classical music history and classical music biography is the perfect latest addition to the best-selling Big Ideas series. Easy to understand and clear to follow, this history of classical music explores and explains music theory and the impact of seminal pieces, while also providing fascinating stories about the lives of crucial composers and performers. Including an insightful foreword by Katie Derham, The Classical Music Book analyses over 90 works by famous composers. From Thomas Tallis in the early period to baroque masters like Bach and Handel, to the classical genius of Beethoven and Wagner and beyond to the modern day, The Classical Music Book explores the key ideas underpinning the world's greatest classical compositions and musical traditions, and defines their importance to the musical canon, placing them into their wider social, cultural, and historical context. The unique approach to the subject makes this book the perfect classical music guide for everyone. Regardless of whether you are relatively new to the subject and want to learn or if you are a classical music aficionado, there is plenty to discover in The Classical Music Book.

©2020 DK (P)2020 Random House Audio

Narrator: Peter Forbes
Author: DK
Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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Formula 50

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Includes a bonus PDF with recipes, photos, and instructions! Get fit like 50 Cent! The phenomenally fit superstar rapper reveals his strategic six-week workout plan for achieving a ripped body—and developing the mental toughness to stay in shape for a lifetime. Survival is a recurring theme of 50 Cent’s lyrics and his life. That’s why, with obesity rates soaring and fitness levels declining, he wants to give everyone an all-access pass to his premium plan for lifelong fitness. In Formula 50, the megasuccessful entertainer and entrepreneur unleashes the power of metabolic resistance training (MRT), the key ingredient that has helped him achieve the famously buff physique that makes his music videos sizzle. Through MRT, 50 Cent’s fitness plan breaks down the barriers between traditional weight training and cardio workouts, accelerating fat loss while building muscle and improving overall fitness. Designed for a six-week rollout for total mind-body transformation, the Formula 50 regimen builds both willpower and physical power. In addition to motivation, nutrition is another key element; listeners will discover the unique dietary combinations that fuel 50 Cent’s workouts. Coauthored with Jeff O’Connell, health journalist and editor-in-chief at Bodybuilding.com (the world’s largest fitness website), the book delivers a payoff that goes beyond six-pack abs and flab-free pecs—this is a fitness plan that boosts energy, endurance, flexibility, and mobility. The result is a body you’ve always dreamed of—and the mind-set to attain the rest of your dreams. 50 Cent, a.k.a. Curtis J. Jackson III, is an entrepreneur, author, and rapper with multiplatinum recordings. His New York Times best-selling books include The 50th Law and his memoir, From Pieces to Weight.

©2013 G-Unit Books (P)2012 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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Listen to This

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Alex Ross’s award-winning international best seller, The Rest Is Noise, has become a contemporary classic, establishing him as one of our most popular and acclaimed cultural historians. Listen to This, which takes its title from a beloved 2004 essay in which Ross described his late-blooming discovery of pop music, showcases the best of Ross’s writing from more than a decade at The New Yorker. These pieces, dedicated to classical and popular artists alike, are at once erudite and lively. In a previously unpublished essay, Ross brilliantly retells hundreds of years of music history - from Renaissance dances to Led Zeppelin - through a few iconic bass lines of celebration and lament. He vibrantly sketches canonical composers such as Schubert, Verdi, and Brahms; gives us in-depth interviews with modern pop masters, such as Björk and Radiohead; and introduces us to music students at a Newark high school and to indie-rock hipsters in Beijing. Whether his subject is Mozart or Bob Dylan, Ross shows how music expresses the full complexity of the human condition. Witty, passionate, and brimming with insight, Listen to This teaches us how to listen.

©2010 Alex Ross (P)2010 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Alex Ross
Author: Alex Ross
Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Guitar Music Theory: Tips and Tricks to Guitar Mastery

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This book, Guitar Music Theory, has been written in a conscious effort to take the guitar enthusiast on an entertaining journey of learning, as well as to supply the intermediate player who's aspiring for mastery, with solid, result-oriented practice to ease his journey toward becoming a pro. You'll find that there are many approaches to this particular subject, but only a few provide guitar students with the kind of guide that works, without allowing boredom to set in. As you follow the guide provided in this book, you'll discover an exciting experience in guitar music - the seemingly impossible concepts and techniques that you have shied away from - are simplified and presented in an easy to understand manner.  In addition, the content is replete with tips and tricks to help learners improve with speed. Consideration was also given to the fact that people learn at different speeds, and this is seen in the unique design and structure of the lessons taught. Learning the guitar ought to be fun and that belief influenced the structure of this book because you should enjoy the experience. For beginners, the flow is simple, smooth, and fluid. For intermediate players, the stagnating obstacles have been dismantled with easy-to-follow steps. Also, the layout makes it easy to use the content as instructional material for teachers. You can be sure that it's a different experience when you have a physical teacher to guide you, but a more enduring approach to mastering the guitar is being able to teach yourself.  So, with a concise guide like this one, you can learn solo, or combine it with other resources to accelerate your progress. The guitar is a wonderful gift to the world, so as you listen to this book, consider it an accompaniment to help you enjoy the gift - and not as another frustrating compilation of boring jargon. It’s time to start making music! Click the "Buy Now" button to get started.

©2020 Sublime Studio (P)2020 Sublime Studio

Narrator: Frank Block
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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First Lady

1 rating

Summary

Without Churchill's inspiring leadership, Britain could not have survived its darkest hour and repelled the Nazi menace. Without his wife, Clementine, however, he might never have become Prime Minister. By his own admission, the Second World War would have been 'impossible without her'. Clementine was Winston's emotional rock and his most trusted confidante. Yet her ability to charm Britain's allies and her humanitarian efforts on the home front earned her deep respect. Now Sonia Purnell explores the peculiar dynamics of this fascinating union.

©2016 Sonia Purnell (P)2016 Oakhill Publishing

Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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The Rest Is Noise

3 ratings

Summary

The Rest Is Noise takes the listener inside the labyrinth of modern music, from turn-of-the-century Vienna to downtown New York in the '60s and '70s. We meet the maverick personalities and follow the rise of mass culture on this sweeping tour of 20th-century history through its music. Ross, music critic for The New Yorker, is the recipient of numerous awards for his work, including two ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards for music criticism. In addition, he was named a 2008 recipient of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, given for achievements in creativity and potential for making important future cultural contributions.

©2007 Alex Ross (P)2007 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Grover Gardner
Author: Alex Ross
Length: 23 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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An Introduction to Classical European Composers Including Performances

Summary

Explore the works of classical composers. This book provides context before you listen to the piece and additional context afterwards. This audiobook format, including full recordings of relevant pieces, is an ideal way to familiarize yourself with the works of classical composers. This book focuses on European classical composers. The book includes the selected works of Franz Liszt, Edvard Grieg, Frederic Chopin, Edward Elgar, Gustav Holst, Henry Purcell, and Antonin Dvorak.

©2020 Anthony Lowski (P)2020 Historical Audiobooks

Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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The Last Interview

1 rating

Summary

The Sex Pistols are a punk rock band renowned for initiating the UK punk movement. They went on to become one of the most influential bands in the history of popular music. This is their final interview. The following audiobook contains explicit language.

©2017 One Media iP LTD (P)2017 One Media iP LTD

Available on Audible
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Flute for Beginners

Summary

Don’t quite understand how to play the flute? Worry no more! Flute for Beginners is a comprehensive book that delves into the realms of playing the flute.  The flute is very popular and easy to learn, such that even elementary school students can play the flute. In this book, we would simplify everything flute related in a way that even a beginner will understand.  Flute for Beginners is a new kind of flute tutor book that combines carefully selected topics every beginner should know. This book is for everyone. It doesn't matter if you are entirely new to playing the flute, or you are seeking to advance your skills. Each chapter contained in this book is self-explanatory to ensure your learning curve increases gradually from beginner through intermediate to advance.  Unlike many how-to books that make promises upon promises, with this book, you are guaranteed to know how to read music properly, and improve your tone. There is also practical advice which will help you play more easily and more musically. Other critical questions addressed in this book include:  Where do I begin?  How can I improve my tone?  How can I easily transition between notes?  What is the easiest way to learn scales?  Being self-taught means you're very self-disciplined. As such, it is only reasonable to want to see some form of improvement at the end of the day. With this self-help book you can improve your intonation, articulation, and breathing techniques in no time.  If you’ve always dreamed of playing the flute but never knew how to get started, now is your chance. Click the "Buy Now" button to start your musical journey today! 

©2020 David Bailey (P)2020 David Bailey

Narrator: Ben Herold
Author: David Bailey
Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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MTV Ruled the World

Summary

There have been few times in modern music history that an instant shift in how we listen to - and view - music has occurred. However, the launch of MTV on August 1, 1981, was certainly one such occurrence. Instantly, music fans were now “listening with their eyes” rather than relying solely on their ears.  MTV Ruled the World: The Early Years of Music Video is the first book to focus solely on the channel’s important building-block years, specifically from the channel’s launch to when MTV’s original group of VJs left the channel.  Comprised of over 70 all-new interviews ("Weird Al" Yankovic, Daryl Hall, John Oates, Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Rob Halford, Stewart Copeland, Rick Springfield, Jerry Casale, Geddy Lee, Ann Wilson, Chuck D, Alan Hunter, Nina Blackwood, etc.), the book is not only an eye-opening account of the early years of MTV, but also of the music industry, important music developments/events, and the “Big ‘80s” in general.

©2011 Greg Prato Writer, Corp. (P)2020 Greg Prato Writer, Corp.

Narrator: Greg Prato
Author: Greg Prato
Length: 23 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Write a Song

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Do you want to take your songwriting to the next level? Do you want to step out of the beginner's realm and into the advanced? Do you want to genuinely move people with your music and keep them coming back for more? Do you want to be that artist that people talk about? Do you want to express yourself better, and write songs that people can relate to? Do you want songwriting to come easier, and be able to convey your thoughts without spending hours in front of a blank piece of paper or computer screen? Do you want to know how to write killer melodies, and killer lyrics? Of course you do. Many people aspire to be great songwriters, but they don't know where to begin or how to get the ball rolling. They dabble in it here and there, but they don't ever fully express themselves as they should, and music becomes a frustration. In this book, I am going to help you take your skills to the next level. You have your foot in the door, you've started your skill, and you have the basics, but I'm going to take you to the next step. I'm going to launch you from beginner to intermediate, and show you how to truly write a song. In 60 minutes or less. Learn the key secret to writing excellent melodies that fit your lyrics Learn how to write melodies like never before Learn how to use insider tips and tricks to express yourself and write songs like professionals Learn how to write lyrics that people relate to and want to hear more of Learn how to write the songs that get stuck in people's heads Learn how to effectively express yourself through your lyrics And more! Get your copy right now!

©2017 Alexander Wright (P)2017 Alexander Wright

Narrator: Kimberly Hughey
Length: 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Music Production & DJing for EDM: Everything You Need to Know to Become a World Famous EDM DJ & Music Producer

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EDM DJ & Producer Masterclass Grab your chance to own this two book bundle by Tommy Swindali. Covering Everything you need to know about electronic dance music production, mixing, and DJing. This bundle includes:  Electronic Dance Music Production: The Advanced Guide on How to Produce Music for EDM Producers In the Mix: Discover the Secrets to Becoming a Successful DJ Electronic Dance Music Production: The Advanced Guide on How to Produce Music for EDM Producers: The most successful EDM producers develop real skills and build habits that help them learn quickly and effectively... But most importantly, they get a good start. If you love EDM and you just want to make it, but you don't know where to start, or maybe you just want to upgrade your production skills to get signed, then this book will show you how. Save yourself time going through low quality YouTube tutorials and get all the information you need in one place. All the basics such as audio and midi, loops and samples, software, and plugins are covered. In addition, you'll learn advanced things like using synths, arrangement, workflow, and professionally mixing and mastering your music to sound how you've always wanted. In The Mix: Discover The Secrets to Becoming a Successful DJ:  If you have ever dreamed of being a DJ with people dancing to your music and all whilst having the time of your life, then this book will show you how. From the bedroom to the hottest clubs, events, and main stage festivals. Whether you're a seasoned pro looking to enhance your current skills or a new aspiring DJ looking to get started, the wisdom in this book is explosive and it is an absolute must to skyrocketing your success as a DJ. This easy-to-understand guide will enable you to master the essentials of DJing. Including, gear, music, techniques, business, and the industry as a whole. You'll learn how to research and purchase the best DJ equipment, on your budget. Plus you will learn how to get paid gigs at parties, clubs, events, and so much more! So if you've ever wanted a single book that gives you all the knowledge to being a successful EDM DJ and Producer, then click “Add to Cart”.

©2019 Tommy Swindali (P)2019 Tommy Swindali

Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Guitar Fretboard Memory Magic

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Guitar fretboard magic! Unlock all the notes in six simple exercises! Why would I want to learn all the notes of my fretboard? Over my 25+ year career as a musician and guitar teacher, I have come across many guitarists who cannot name all the frets on the fretboard. Learning the guitar or music theory for that matter, with no knowledge of the basic fundamental organization of the fretboard is a bit like trying to learn to swim without getting into the water. While not impossible, it just doesn’t make much sense! This book will make sure you don’t wind up like countless other guitar players who can’t name the most basic building blocks on their instruments: the notes! Here’s why you should learn the fretboard: Understand how the instrument is arranged for melodic and harmonic application Create a mind map that lets you navigate the fretboard seamlessly and quickly Communicate musical ideas to the written form much faster Create a deeper bond with your instrument Here’s what you’ll find inside: The easiest system of learning the fretboard, organized into six easy exercises A step-by-step approach that will give you results fast and painlessly All the charts and notation/tabs to show you exactly what to practice Beginner-friendly - no prior music theory experience necessary! Blank tab charts and chord diagrams to design your own versions of the exercises Includes access to a free video companion course So, what are you waiting for? Start your guitar learning journey now! Or, simply continue your journey and make your guitar practice even more satisfying by scrolling up and clicking the "buy now" button right now!  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Nick Morrison (P)2021 Nick Morrison

Narrator: Nick Morrison
Length: 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Electronic Dance Music Production: The Advanced Guide on How to Produce Music for EDM Producers

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Learn to produce EDM like a pro and take your music to a whole new level.  Why do some producers make great music after just one year, while others still sound average? The answer? It's how they learn and practice.  The most successful EDM producers develop real skills and build habits that help them learn quickly and effectively. But most importantly, they get a good start. If you love EDM and you just want to make it, but you don't know where to start, or maybe you just want to upgrade your production skills to get signed, then this book will show you how.  With all the music production advice out there, it can be very easy to get overwhelmed. You may get a vague idea of the general topic. But you're more than likely to be left confused, and you definitely won't have any workable knowledge.  Well, the good news is this book changes all of that.  Save yourself time going through low quality YouTube tutorials and get all the information you need in one place.   Produce your an EDM song from scratch or from using the ideas in this book.  All the basics such as audio and midi, loops and samples, software, plugins are covered. In addition, this book will cover advanced things like using synths, arrangement, workflow, and professionally mixing and mastering your music to sound how you've always wanted. EDM is more successful than ever. In fact it’s one of the most popular styles of music, and it is frequently in the Top 40 Charts. Listen up and start producing your own EDM now.   In this book you will discover: The mind-set to making more music  Create catchy arrangements, buildups, drops and intros  Professional singer songwriter secrets revealed Learn About EQ, compression, reverb, delay, sidechain and more  Create chord progressions and catchy melodies  How to finish your ideas  The single best piece of mixing advice ever  Production mistakes and how to avoid them  Mastering explained  The fundamentals you need to succeed And much, much more…  So if you've ever wanted a single book that gives you all the knowledge to being a successful EDM producer, then click add to cart. 

©2019 Tommy Swindali (P)2019 Tommy Swindali

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Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Saxophone for Beginners: Simple and Effective Techniques for Playing High Quality Songs and Music Using a Saxophone

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Are you someone who is intrigued by the idea of playing the saxophone? Do you wish you could play the sax but are confused about how to get started? Look no further, as Saxophone for Beginners is one of the most credible and comprehensive guides on how to learn to play the instrument. This book is going to be your one and only comprehensive introduction from its origin to producing beautiful melodies.  Unlike the plethora of complex guides available out there that often leave the students entangled in a web of technical fallacies, I have designed and structured this book in an easy-to-understand manner with a smooth flow of information and practical approaches. Every section of the book introduces the listener to new concepts with up-to-date knowledge without confusing jargon.  I have consolidated my years of experience and a vast resource of literature on the saxophone in a concise and systematic structure of developing accurate beginner-level saxophone skills. The book takes a beginner through an explorative journey to create big and elusive sounds.  Immense focus is placed on connecting the ideas and practice exercises with a practical approach so that the listener not only savors the learning experience, but also works with the material to improve and develop sax skills. Learning the skills at your own pace is possible with this structured design. Suitable for beginners of all ages, Saxophone for Beginners requires no prior background in music or with the instrument. Just pick up this thorough, all-encompassing guide on the art of playing a beginner-level saxophone and follow along to become a master at it.  Here's what you can expect from this book:  Insight into the elusive background of the saxophone Smooth progression from learning about the saxophone to playing the saxophone Various types of saxophones How to set up and assemble the instrument Covers every beginner skill regarding the saxophone Techniques with drills and exercises for mastery Develops the skill of understanding the musical notations and concepts necessary for playing the sax An easy approach to saxophone fingering technique A whole chapter on tips and tricks to practice different music and tracks Easy-to-understand guide Learn at your own pace If you’ve always dreamed of playing the saxophone but didn’t know how to get started, then this is your chance. Grab a copy of this book today! 

©2020 Evergreen Music Studio (P)2020 Evergreen Music Studio

Narrator: Ben Herold
Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Acoustic Guitar

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This book is the only book you need in order to learn to play the acoustic guitar like a pro. All too often, newbies to the world of the acoustic guitar are frightened away from learning to play. This is often because of the erroneous assumption that in order to play the guitar, one needs to be able to read music, or understand complex musical notation. There are also those who shy away from learning the guitar on account of how daunting the subject of learning to play seems in most books and teaching material. This is where this book comes in.  With this book, you will learn to play the guitar without having to deal with any fancy notations and things of the sort. The book is deliberately written in such a way as to make it completely clear what you need to do to play those chords and notes you've only ever dreamed of.  In this book, you will learn everything you need to know about the guitar, from the parts, to the basics of playing, down to buying the best acoustic guitar. You'll also learn the chords that allow you to play whatever song you want with confidence, and master the techniques needed for both right hand strumming and picking, as well as left hand fretting. You'll be given the tools you need to play like a pro, as you listen along. You'll also be given the knowledge you need to write your own songs! This book will give you everything you need to master the guitar. All you need to bring to the table is a willingness to keep practicing, and a hunger to get better and better over time. By the time you are through listening to this book, it will become very clear that you really can master the guitar, given a little bit of time and work. With this book, you will find the process of learning the guitar to be a very enjoyable, and fulfilling one indeed. 

©2020 Rhythm Divine Studio (P)2021 Rhythm Divine Studio

Narrator: William Bahl
Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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The Secret Life of the American Musical

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For almost a century, Americans have been losing their hearts and losing their minds in an insatiable love affair with the American musical. It often begins in actors and reaches its passionate zenith when it comes time for love, marriage, and children, who will start the cycle all over again. Americans love musicals. Americans invented musicals. Americans perfected musicals. But what, exactly, is a musical? In The Secret Life of the American Musical, Jack Viertel takes musicals apart, puts them back together, sings their praises, marvels at their unflagging inventiveness, and occasionally despairs over their more embarrassing shortcomings. In the process, he invites us to fall in love all over again by showing us how musicals happen, what makes them work, how they captivate audiences, and how one landmark show leads to the next - by design or by accident, by emulation or by rebellion - from Oklahoma! to Hamilton and onward.

©2016 Jack Viertel (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Jack Viertel
Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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The Singing and Voice Improvement Guided Meditation

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This is a powerful meditation that will help you improve your voice on a deep, subconscious level, for fantastic singing! Targeting the most important aspects of your voice, including range and tone, muscles and style, and more, this meditation will prove to be a powerful tool you can use again and again, each time improving your voice for a long lasting powerful vocal transformation. Self-doubt is a huge voice-killer; this meditation will help with that tremendously. Allow this guided meditation to take you on a journey to the miraculous Grand Voice Hotel, where you will dive deep into your subconscious and see and speak to the personnel in charge of your voice, as well as discover the many aspects that oversee your breath, range, style, and much more. You will be able to ask the concierge to help you - behind the scenes - discover and develop an amazing voice and target the obstacles that are standing in your way. The script is written by voice teacher Maestro James A. Cohen, using the deep insights and understandings from his many years of researching and teaching voice. Addressing the most important issues of singing, the meditation targets the limiting beliefs and obstacles that stand in the way of a truly wonderful voice.

©2018 James A. Cohen (P)2018 James A. Cohen

Narrator: Melissa Moser
Length: 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Jazz

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Here are the stories of the extraordinary men and women who made the music: Louis Armstrong, the fatherless waif whose unrivaled genius helped turn jazz into a soloist's art and influenced every singer, every instrumentalist who came after him; Duke Ellington, the pampered son of middle-class parents who turned a whole orchestra into his personal instrument, wrote nearly two thousand pieces for it, and captured more of American life than any other composer. Bix Beiderbecke, the doomed cornet prodigy who showed white musicians that they too could make an important contribution to the music; Benny Goodman, the immigrants' son who learned the clarinet to help feed his family, but who grew up to teach a whole country how to dance; Charlie Parker, who helped lead a musical revolution, only to destroy himself at thirty-four; and Miles Davis, whose search for fresh sounds made him the most influential jazz musician of his generation, and then led him to abandon jazz altogether. But Jazz is more than a mere biography. The history of the music echoes the history of twentieth-century America. Jazz provided the background for the giddy era that F. Scott Fitzgerald called the Jazz Age. The irresistible pulse of big-band swing lifted the spirits and boosted American morale during the Great Depression and World War II. The virtuosic, demanding style called bebop mirrored the stepped-up pace and dislocation that came with peace. During the Cold War era, jazz served as a propaganda weapon - and forged links with the burgeoning counterculture. The story of jazz encompasses the story of American courtship and show business; the epic growth of cities, and the struggle for civil rights and simple justice that continues into the new millennium.

©2000 by The Jazz Film Project, Inc. (P)2000 Random House, Inc. Random House AudioBooks, A Division of Random House, Inc.

Narrator: LeVar Burton
Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Piano Lessons for Beginners: The Complete Beginners Guide to Learn Piano Keys & Notes

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Struggling to play the piano even after spending countless hours doing research online? Piano Lessons for Beginners: The Complete Beginners Guide to Learn Piano Keys & Notes is the guide that not only tours you through the basics but walks you through in playing a couple of iconic songs! Getting engaged in the world of music through the piano is excellent for beginners as it helps reduce stress for yourself and your surrounding listeners. Comfortably walk your way through 20 chapters at your own pace and finish your time with an additional chapter to review everything you learned. Topics covering the book include: Finger positioning. Reading music. Pedals. Pro tips. Full instructions to play iconic songs such as "You’re a Grand Old Flag" as well as children’s songs like "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and several others. Great composers worth checking out. Discover why the piano rocks for beginners and start playing by downloading this book now!

©2019 Franklin's Instruments (P)2019 Franklin's Instruments

Narrator: Peter Prova
Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Flute for Beginners

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Have you been looking for a book that not only helps you learn the skill of playing the flute but is also aimed at helping you become a better musician? Then your search comes to an end with this book, Flute for Beginners: An Essential Guide to Reading Music and Playing Melodious Flute Songs. This up-to-date comprehensive guide for learning beginner- level flute skills and techniques is quite unique and compelling.  This book basically combines the practical knowledge of playing the flute with easy-to-understand language and in layman's terms, so anyone can pick up this comprehensive guide and learn at their own pace. However, what makes this book stand apart from other available options is that it also equips listeners with the ability to read music on their own. The in-depth chapters prepare the beginner flutists to decode music sheets on their own for an easy practice session. Not many books offer such a comprehensive combination in a single publication. The author has offered a wealth of knowledge with practical tips and hacks to overcome any issue or challenge that beginner- and elementary-level flutists face during initial learning phases. This all-inclusive guide is suitable for aspiring flutists who want to become better at their craft and improve by leaps and bounds. Here's what you can expect from Flute for Beginners: An Essential Guide to Reading Music and Playing Melodious Flute Songs:  Learn the skill of playing the flute at your own pace A complete pause-resisting, up-to-date, and relevant book on playing flutes for beginners Decode the dense world of reading music in an easy-to-understand manner A highly organized flow of chapters to avoid confusion Combines theoretical and practical aspects of learning the flute in a balanced manner Tons of easy tips and tricks to improve your flute skills without hassle and overcomplicated jargon If you’ve always wanted to learn to play the flute but didn’t know how to get started, then look no further. Grab your copy to get started today!

©2020 David Bailey (P)2020 David Bailey

Narrator: Ben Herold
Author: David Bailey
Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Michael Jackson, Inc.

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The surprising rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches story of how Michael Jackson grew a billion-dollar business. Michael Jackson is known by many as the greatest entertainer of all time, but he was also a revolutionary when it came to business. In addition to famously buying the Beatles' publishing catalogue, Jackson was one of the first pop stars to launch his own clothing line, record label, sneakers, and video games - creating a fundamental shift in the monetization of fame and paving the way for entertainer-entrepreneurs like Jay Z and Diddy. All told, Jackson earned more than $1.1 billion in his solo career, and the assets he built in life have earned more than $700 million in the five years since his death - more than any other solo music act over that time. Michael Jackson, Inc. reveals the incredible rise, fall, and rise again of Michael Jackson's fortune - driven by the unmatched perfectionism of the King of Pop. Forbes senior editor Zack O'Malley Greenburg uncovers never-before-told stories from interviews with more than 100 people, including music industry veterans Berry Gordy, John Branca, and Walter Yetnikoff; artists 50 Cent, Sheryl Crow, and Jon Bon Jovi; and members of the Jackson family. Other insights come from court documents and Jackson's private notes, some of them previously unpublished. Through Greenburg's novelistic telling, a clear picture emerges of Jackson's early years, his rise to international superstardom, his decline - fueled by demons internal and external, as well as the dissolution of the team that helped him execute his best business moves - and, finally, his financial life after death. Underlying Jackson's unique history is the complex but universal tale of the effects of wealth and fame on the human psyche. A valuable case study for generations of entertainers to come and for anyone interested in show business, Michael Jackson, Inc. tells the story of a man whose financial feats, once obscured by his late-life travails, have become an enduring legacy.

©2014 Zack O'Malley Greenburg (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Kaleo Griffith
Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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The Beautiful Ones

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The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words - featuring the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death. Prince was a musical genius, one of the most beloved, accomplished, and acclaimed musicians of our time. He was a startlingly original visionary with an imagination deep enough to whip up whole worlds, from the sexy, gritty funk paradise of "Uptown" to the mythical landscape of Purple Rain to the psychedelia of "Paisley Park". But his most ambitious creative act was turning Prince Rogers Nelson, born in Minnesota, into Prince, one of the greatest pop stars of any era. The Beautiful Ones is the story of how Prince became Prince - a first-person account of a kid absorbing the world around him and then creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and fame that would come to define him. The audiobook is told in four parts. The first is the memoir Prince was writing before his tragic death, bringing us into his childhood world through his own lyrical prose. The second part takes us through Prince’s early years as a musician, before his first album was released, via an evocative scrapbook of writing. The third section shows us Prince’s evolution, going up to the cusp of his greatest achievement, which we see in the audiobook’s fourth section: his original treatment for Purple Rain - the final stage in Prince’s self-creation, where he retells the autobiography of the first three parts as a heroic journey. The audiobook is framed by editor Dan Piepenbring’s riveting and moving introduction about his profound collaboration with Prince in his final months - a time when Prince was thinking deeply about how to reveal more of himself and his ideas to the world, while retaining the mystery and mystique he’d so carefully cultivated. This work is not just a tribute to an icon, but an original and energizing literary work in its own right, full of Prince’s ideas and vision, his voice and image - his undying gift to the world. Includes a bonus PDF featuring never-before-seen photos and original scrapbooks and lyric sheets. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Prince (P)2019 Random House Audio

Author: Prince
Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Great Music of the 20th Century

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The 20th century was a hotbed of musical exploration, innovation, and transformation unlike any other epoch in history. Ranging across the century in its entirety, these 24 lectures present a musical cornucopia of astounding dimensions - a major presentation and exploration of the incredible brilliance and diversity of musical art across a turbulent century. Using a chronological approach, you'll explore the fascinating gamut of 20th-century musical "isms", from impressionism and fauvism to serialism, stochasticism, ultraserialism, neoclassicism, neotonalism, and minimalism as well as the inclusivity and synthesis within concert music that embraced Western historical styles, folk and popular music, jazz, rock, Asian, Latin American, and other influences in the service of heightened musical expression. Through the panoramic view of the course, you'll discover the genius of composers such as Debussy, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Webern, Bartok, Ligeti, Riley, and many others. Far more than simply a series of lectures, the program comprises a huge and many-sided resource for discovering the endless riches of 20th-century concert music across the globe. The phenomenal range of genres and composers covered and the wealth of suggestions for specific works make this a reference that could easily inspire years of musical exploration and glorious listening. This remarkable inquiry opens the doors to an extraordinary spectrum of contemporary masterpieces that await discovery and deep listening. Within these unique and riveting lectures, Professor Greenberg offers you the keys to understanding and deep enjoyment of a revolutionary, visionary, and magnificent era in music. In Great Music of the 20th Century, you'll experience the living, evolving, and superlative musical art that so vividly and unforgettably speaks to the life of our times. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 

©2018 The Teaching Company, LLC; 2018 The Great Courses (P)2018 The Great Courses

Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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Making Your Music Work for You: The Science of Generating Money by Licensing Your Music to TV and Film

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Are you an independent musician who wants to be able to increase your passive income? If you own the publishing rights to your music, you can make money with it. It's as simple as that. This guide explains, without all the jargon, why music publishing is so important and how to go about achieving success through writing great songs, recording your music, and building a catalog to be proud of. It simplifies the matters of owning your master recording, copyrighting your work, and signing up with a PRO as well as how to interface with the music industry to sell your songs. This guide will explain the advantages of submitting your music to established music libraries and give you carefully thought-out advice for making it in the music industry.

©2015 Terrence Wood (P)2015 Terrence Wood

Narrator: Neil Reeves
Author: T Whitmore
Length: 39 mins
Available on Audible
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The Life and Works of Bach

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Although now beloved and revered by millions as the greatest composer who ever lived, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) was best known in his lifetime as an organist, and was eclipsed in fame as a composer by two of his twenty children. For the last twenty-seven years of his life he was a schoolteacher and choir director whose duties extended to meal supervision and dormitory inspection. Yet throughout his career he composed a vast body of music which is amongst the most joyful, dancing and enrapturing ever written. This portrait-in-sound includes many examples of the music that made him immortal. With compelling narration by Jeremy Siepmann, character portrayals by acclaimed actors, and the interpolation of over twenty-five substantial musical extracts reflecting the development of one of music’s most enduringly awe-inspiring composers, we are transported back three centuries straight into the life of Johann Sebastian Bach. This innovative sense of immediacy is at the heart of this comprehensive audio-biography, depicting the life of a composer whose music is universally admired.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2002 Naxos AudioBooks (P)2002 Naxos AudioBooks

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How to Setup Your Guitar

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This guide will show you how to replace the strings, adjusting the neck and setting the action, including string height adjustments (bridge saddle and nuts). This guide will show you step-by-step how to set up any guitar with correct precision, even for absolute beginners. This guide will show you how to adjust the bridge height, and you will also clean and polish the frets. This is for those who love playing electric guitar, classical guitar, acoustic guitar, or bass guitar. You can learn how to set up and maintain a guitar for yourself. This book is written for beginners as an introduction to guitar set up and maintenance. You will also learn the techniques used by most professional guitar set ups and specification of various styles of guitars. Get your copy by scrolling up and clicking "buy now" to get your copy today and become a professional guitar player.

©2019 Irvin Harris (P)2020 Irvin Harris

Narrator: Amber Girardin
Author: Irvin Harris
Length: 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Ukulele for Beginners: 3 Books in 1

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The complete three-book series on learning how to play the ukulele. Book one In this book, you’ll discover: The history of the ukulele  Types of ukuleles and accessories  How to choose a ukulele  Ukulele chords and strumming  Ukulele fingerpicking techniques and melody  Easy ukulele songs for beginners  Troubleshooting and maintenance of the ukulele  Book two This book is an absolute beginners guide on how to play the ukulele and does not require any previous musical knowledge. The purpose of this book is to help a beginner sing and play songs. Ukulele is an easy-to-learn and quickly rewarding instrument. The most important thing to remember is to enjoy your time and not to get bogged down.  This book covers: The Anatomy of Ukulele  Brief History of Ukulele  Chords Music Theory  Playing Styles and Techniques And so much more!   Learning new things is like acquiring a unique experience that gives a sense of accomplishment. Step by step, you will learn basic chord fingerings, rhythms, songs, etc. Book three While the internet is full of various platforms that help you learn different aspects of playing the ukulele, it is a struggle to compile all that information in a condensed and logical flow of information. The uke is a tricky instrument for an absolute newbie who has no prior knowledge. If you are facing the same problem and tired of gathering and collecting information from here and there with no direction, then this book is the perfect choice for you.  This book helps you understand:  What a ukulele is and how it works  Where the ukulele came from and how it is essential in the music industry today  What you can do with your polished ukulele skills  How to read music  How to polish your skills using globally recommended tips and tricks Remember that this book caters to beginners who have no previous knowledge regarding the instrument. Thus, the language is simple and easy to follow and without any jargon, fancy words, or complicated terminology.   So, get this audiobook today to learn to play your ukulele like a pro. 

©2020 Peter F. Sheldon (P)2021 Peter F. Sheldon

Narrator: Ben Herold
Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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He Lost, He Lost!

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He Lost, He Lost! features four major reasons that Trump lost - not just the election but popular support, based on a series of cartoons with a spirit of levity. The commentary is written in this same spirit, while providing some background to explain the comparisons made in the cartoons.   The four reasons Trump lost are these: Trump is bats in that he is like a bat flying in the dark so he can’t see what’s real very well, and he’s running or running away like a bat out of hell. Trump is nuts in that he is like a variety of nuts from peanuts to cashews and pecans, and finally he is carted off to the nuthouse. Trump is an animal in that he is like a male animal fighting for power, women, and territory Trump is like a variety of extinct animals or humans in that he is like a variety of dinosaurs and other extinct creatures. “He Lost, He Lost! is a fun yet insightful look into the malignant narcissist that just left the White House. It is an easy read that 80,000,000 of us can enjoy.” (Charles E. Hooper, speaker coach, Sacramento, California) “If you need a good laugh during this trying time, check out this new book. It’s an SNL literary approach with great illustrations and satire.” (John Covert, Crystal Image Variety Band, Jackson, California) “This book brings some laughs and light in a dark time. Sure to make you smile. For me it’s a must read.” (Mark Gagnon, film critic, Los Angeles, California) Sandi Derring is an author who has long been following the ups and downs of Trump’s 2016 campaign, White House years, 2020 election, and final defeat. She also supports science, preserving the environment, recognizing climate control, and eradicating the coronavirus - all things Trump is against or has chosen to ignore. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2021 Sandi Derring (P)2021 Sandi Derring

Narrator: Tahir Ashraf
Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Songwriting

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Learn how to compose music and write songs from start to finish! Who doesn't love music? Whatever genre it is and whoever sang it, everyone has their own music taste and will bop to the beat when they hear their favorite song. And it's played everywhere! Shopping malls, fast-food establishments, the church. It makes people come together and celebrate, unite, and have fun. Indeed, music makes the world go around. And every day, thousands of people write songs and compose their own lyrics. If you've also been thinking out creating your own tune, then you're in luck! This audiobook will help you and give you all the things you need to create the next big hit! You don't have to be an expert or already know the fundamentals of music. Anyone who has an interest and passion for it can easily learn everything there is to know about creating your first tune! Whether you are a music student in university, or you're just interested in composing your own song, this audiobook will help you by telling you all the basics and specifics! This audiobook contains the following: Why it's important to know the rules of music How to deal when inspiration isn't striking you A six-step process that is essential before you start making music How to make your song a hit among the rest Finding your melody And a whole lot more! This audiobook contains nine chapters of information all about music that will help you create your own song, even if you have zero knowledge. This guide will take you on a journey from beginner to expert, so you can freely express your thoughts and style using chords and rhythm. Be the composer you always wanted to be!

©2020 Lewis Gray (P)2020 Lewis Gray

Narrator: Andy Parrish
Author: Lewis Gray
Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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From Britain with Beat

Summary

The Beatles shed some light and personal insights in these fantastic and previously unreleased interviews from 1964-65, at the height of Beatlemania. Featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison.

©2017 One Media iP LTD (P)2017 One Media iP LTD

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Music Production for Beginners, 2020 Edition

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Everything You Need To Know About Making Music In One Place! Not so long ago, studio quality recording, mixing, and music production was only available to the rich and famous artists.   However, these days it's now possible to produce professional sounding music from your own home.  In fact, you don't even need to know how to play an instrument or know anything about the technology or need expensive equipment. All you need is a decent computer + inspiration, and this book will show you the rest. If you are a first timer, this book will lead you in the right direction in the least amount of time. Or if you have some experience you will definitely incorporate some new insights into how to produce your best music.  Here is just a tiny fraction of what you will discover:  Best Music Production Software to Start Learning in 2020 Achieve Release Quality Mixes on a Budget  How to Write Chords, Drum Beats, Basslines, Melodies, and More Essential Home Recording Studio Equipment For Under $500 Music Theory Explained - Without Needing to Study a Course  Creative Hacks to Get You Inspired Right Away Step by Step Guide to Mix + Master Your Music - Even If You're Not a Technical Person Proven Guidelines on How to Get Your Music Signed And Much, Much More.... Stop wasting your time on forums, YouTube, and asking the same old questions, because everything you need to know is in this book.  Be the music producer you've always wanted to be, and make your best music with this book.

©2020 Tommy Swindali (P)2020 Tommy Swindali

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Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
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The Life and Works of Mozart

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the most astonishing child prodigy in the history of music, is felt by many people to be the greatest composer who ever lived. Dominated and shaped by a highly intelligent but frustrated and ambitious father, his story sees the development of a unique genius, from precocious and often endearing childhood to liberated fulfillment, unexpected poverty, and a tragically early death. Generously illustrated by Mozart’s music, from his fifth to his final year, this portrait-in-sound reveals a fascinating yet elusive character, drawing richly on the words of the composer himself and those who knew him. This is the ideal way to understand more about Mozart the man, and his music. Throughout his life, he wrote numerous letters - to his father and his friends and pupils - and his musical colleagues wrote about him. On this entertaining recording, with parts read by various actors, Mozart himself comes to life - with his sublime music ever-present as his career unfolds.

©2002 Naxos AudioBooks (P)2002 Naxos AudioBooks

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The Art and Heart of Drum Circles

Summary

This audiobook is for you if you want to.... Start drum circles in your school, corporation, community, music store, band, or even your home! Share your musical talent with others in a way that reaches beyond performing.  Inspire people of all ages, races, and abilities to discover their commonality through musical expression. Dust off the drum you own and get playing for stress reduction, mind-body wellness, and even a good workout. 

©2003 Hal Leonard Corporation; 2017 Hal Leonard LLC (P)2017 Christine Stevens

Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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This Is Your Brain on Music

6 ratings

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Whether you load your iPod with Bach or Bono, music has a significant role in your life - even if you never realized it. Why does music evoke such powerful moods? The answers are at last becoming clear, thanks to revolutionary neuroscience and the emerging field of evolutionary psychology. Both a cutting-edge study and a tribute to the beauty of music itself, This Is Your Brain on Music unravels a host of mysteries that affect everything from pop culture to our understanding of human nature, including: Are our musical preferences shaped in utero? Is there a cutoff point for acquiring new tastes in music? What do PET scans and MRIs reveal about the brain’s response to music? Is musical pleasure different from other kinds of pleasure? This Is Your Brain on Music explores cultures in which singing is considered an essential human function, patients who have a rare disorder that prevents them from making sense of music, and scientists studying why two people may not have the same definition of pitch. At every turn, this provocative work unlocks deep secrets about how nature and nurture forge a uniquely human obsession.

©2006 Daniel J. Levitin (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
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Meet Me in the Bathroom

23 ratings

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Joining the ranks of the classics Please Kill Me, Our Band Could Be Your Life, and Can't Stop Won't Stop, an intriguing oral history of the post-9/11 decline of the old-guard music industry and rebirth of the New York rock scene, led by a group of iconoclastic rock bands. In the second half of the 20th century New York was the source of new sounds, including the Greenwich Village folk scene, punk and new wave, and hip-hop. But as the end of the millennium neared, cutting-edge bands began emerging from Seattle, Austin, and London, pushing New York further from the epicenter. The behemoth music industry, too, found itself in free fall, under siege from technology. Then 9/11/2001 plunged the country into a state of uncertainty and war - and a dozen New York City bands that had been honing their sound and style in relative obscurity suddenly became symbols of glamour for a young, web-savvy, forward-looking generation in need of an anthem. Meet Me in the Bathroom charts the transformation of the New York music scene in the first decade of the 2000s, the bands behind it - including The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem, Interpol, and Vampire Weekend - and the cultural forces that shaped it, from the Internet to a booming real estate market that forced artists out of the Lower East Side to Williamsburg. Drawing on 200 original interviews with James Murphy, Julian Casablancas, Karen O, Ezra Koenig, and many other musicians, artists, journalists, bloggers, photographers, managers, music executives, groupies, models, movie stars, and DJs who lived through this explosive time, journalist Lizzy Goodman offers a fascinating portrait of a time and a place that gave birth to a new era in modern rock and roll.

©2017 Elizabeth Goodman (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
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Elton John Quiz Book

Summary

Are you a true Elton John fan? Have you picked up lots of little known facts about Elton over the years? Then the time has now come to put your knowledge to the test with this enjoyable quiz about one of the most successful musicians of all time. This Elton John quiz audiobook contains one hundred and one informative and entertaining questions - all with multiple choice answers. Some of the questions are easy, and some more challenging, and they are all designed to test your knowledge of Elton's long and successful musical career - and teach you a new fact or two! This quiz audiobook is packed with information and will really test your knowledge of the legendary singer and pianist. Elton John is one of the most successful musicians of all time, so let's find out - Elton John - how much do you know? This is a must-have for all true Elton John fans, wherever you live in the world, so buy it now.

©2019 Glowworm Press (P)2020 Carl Christensen

Narrator: Jerry Wright
Author: Colin Carter
Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Things We Said Today

Summary

The Beatles shed some light and personal insights in these fantastic and previously unreleased interviews from 1964/65, at the height of Beatlemania. Featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison.

©2017 One Media iP LTD (P)2017 One Media iP LTD

Available on Audible
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Audio Engineering 101

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Practical, concise and approachable, Audio Engineering 101, Second Edition covers everything aspiring audio engineers need to know to make it in the recording industry, from the characteristics of sound to microphones, analog versus digital recording, EQ/compression, mixing, mastering and career skills. Filled with hands-on, step-by-step technique breakdowns and all-new interviews with active professionals, this updated edition includes instruction in using digital consoles, iPads for mixing, audio apps, plug-ins, home studios and audio for podcasts. 

©2020 Tim Dittmar (P)2020 Taylor & Francis

Narrator: Jonathan Ray
Author: Tim Dittmar
Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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That Thin, Wild Mercury Sound

2 ratings

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That Thin, Wild Mercury Sound is the definitive treatment of Bob Dylan's magnum opus, Blonde on Blonde, not only providing the most extensive account of the sessions that produced the trailblazing album but also setting the record straight on much of the misinformation that has surrounded the story of how the masterpiece came to be made. Including many new details and eyewitness accounts, as well as keen insight into the Nashville cats who helped Dylan reach rare artistic heights, it explores the lasting impact of rock's first double album. Based on exhaustive research and in-depth interviews with the producer, the session musicians, studio personnel, management personnel, and others, Daryl Sanders chronicles the road that took Dylan from New York to Nashville in search of "that thin, wild mercury sound." As Dylan told Playboy in 1978, the closest he ever came to capturing that sound was during the Blonde on Blonde sessions, where the voice of a generation was backed by musicians of the highest order.

©2019 Daryl Sanders (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Graham Halstead
Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Piano Lessons for Beginners: Learn How to Play Piano from Beginner to Expert

Summary

Surprise your friends and family and become a great piano player in a few weeks! Do you want to become a piano player? Do you wish to become a music producer, but don't know where to start? Are you looking for a simple, beginners-friendly guide to playing the piano? If so - keep reading! Piano is one of the most popular instruments in the world. From classic music to modern hip hop and dance music, piano can be found everywhere, and it is one of the first instruments almost every musician practices. Learning how to play the piano is more than just playing the piano - it sets the basics for learning other music instruments fast, producing modern music with a computer software, and it's even a meditative practice than can calm your nervous system and help you relax. But where do you start? There are many things to learn about the piano. From your fingers position to scales and chords, this task requires both physical and mental efforts that can turn you down very fast... Now you have Piano Lessons for Beginners to help you learn piano quickly and effectively! In this outstanding audiobook, you will learn how to play the piano fast and effectively. Forget about long courses, unnecessary music theory classes, or spending hours and hours on "figuring it out yourself" - this book is here to take you by the hand and show you how to play the piano! Here's what you will find inside: Understand the basics of piano and play basic melodies starting from today Learn how to write beautiful piano pieces that will shock your friends and family Discover secret hacks to shave HOURS of your learning curve and become a decent player quickly Enjoy a new, healthy, and relaxing habit of playing the piano and being good at it! And much, much more! Sounds interesting?

©2019 Woody Morgan (P)2019 Woody Morgan

Narrator: Andy Parrish
Author: Woody Morgan
Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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The String Quartets of Beethoven

5 ratings

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In his 16 quartets for two violins, viola, and cello, Beethoven created a Mount Everest for string players and some of the most sublime, unforgettable music ever written. In this musically rich 24-lecture series, Professor Greenberg guides you in a deep encounter with these majestic works of art, offering you the rare opportunity to grasp the musical riches and spiritual greatness of the quartets in a clear and accessible way. You'll uncover the musical underpinnings of the luminous beauty, emotional depth, and dramatic scope that make these quartets legendary; examine the inner workings of one of history's most innovative minds; learn the "ritual template" of the Classical string quartet; and probe the seminal innovations of Haydn and Mozart within the template, as they set the stage for the explosive arrival of Beethoven. The heart of this series is a movement-by-movement exploration of the individual Beethoven quartets, revealing the arc of the composer's fierce independence and imagination as he brings to the string quartet an expressive, formal, and narrative range undreamed of by earlier musicians. You'll delve deeply into the musical innovations that underlie Beethoven's creativity in these works, including "motivic" development, originality, and contextual use of form. Each of these lectures is a rare and life-enriching opportunity to know the scope of Beethoven's genius, his most unforgettable music, and the profound humanity and beauty that live through them.

©2009 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2009 The Great Courses

Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Looking to Get Lost

Summary

By the best-selling author of Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll and Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley, this dazzling new book of profiles is not so much a summation as a culmination of Peter Guralnick’s remarkable work, which from the start has encompassed the full sweep of blues, gospel, country, and rock 'n' roll. It covers old ground from new perspectives, offering deeply felt, masterful, and strikingly personal portraits of creative artists, both musicians and writers, at the height of their powers. “You put the book down feeling that its sweep is vast, that you have read of giants who walked among us,” rock critic Lester Bangs wrote of Guralnick’s earlier work in words that could just as easily be applied to this new one. And yet, for all of the encomiums that Guralnick’s books have earned for their remarkable insights and depth of feeling, Looking to Get Lost is his most personal book yet. For those who have grown up on Guralnick’s unique vision of the vast sweep of the American musical landscape, who have imbibed his loving and lively portraits and biographies of such titanic figures as Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, and Sam Phillips, there are multiple surprises and delights here, carrying on and extending all the themes, fascinations, and passions of his groundbreaking earlier work.

©2020 Peter Guralnick (P)2020 Little, Brown & Company

Narrator: Jim Meskimen
Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
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The History of Rock & Roll

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Ed Ward covers the first half of the history of rock & roll in this sweeping and definitive narrative - from the 1920s, when the music of rambling medicine shows mingled with the songs of vaudeville and minstrel acts to create the very early sounds of country and rhythm and blues, to the rise of the first independent record labels post-World War II, and concluding in December 1963, just as an immense change in the airwaves took hold and the Beatles prepared for their first American tour. In this first volume of a two-part series, Ward shares his endless depth of knowledge and through engrossing storytelling hops seamlessly from Memphis to Chicago, Detroit, England, New York, and everywhere in between. He covers the trajectories of the big name acts like Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, and Ray Charles, while also filling in gaps of knowledge and celebrating forgotten heroes such as the Burnette brothers, the "5" Royales, and Marion Keisker, Sam Phillips's assistant, who played an integral part in launching Elvis's career.

©2016 Ed Ward (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: David Colacci
Author: Ed Ward
Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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The Songwriter Masterclass

Summary

The Songwriter Masterclass: All You Need to Know In this book, the author teaches you everything you need to know to learn how to write and sing a song. If you want to know the types of voices and how to control your vocality, then The Songwriter Masterclass is the perfect book for you.  Here is what you will find inside:   How to write and sing a song  How to improve your vocality  Learn how to manage your vocals  Write the perfect lyrics  And much more!   Don't lose time anymore! Scroll the page and press the "buy" button!  

©2020 Barry Mitchell (P)2020 Barry Mitchell

Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Tchaikovsky Discovers America

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A tale of courage and adventure: Tchaikovsky arrives in New York for the grand opening of Carnegie Hall in 1891. It’s all aboard for a fun-filled musical adventure to Niagara Falls. During his trip, the great composer shares stories with a young family about his music, his life and his fear of conducting. In the end, both the composer and the family discover something about courage and about themselves.  More than two dozen excerpts of Tchaikovsky’s music, including The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake, the First Piano Concerto, String Serenade and the 1812 Overture. Aldo included is a musical mosaic of well-known American music of the time, including ragtime, spirituals and popular folk classics.

©1993 The Children's Group under exclusive licence to Linus Entertainment (P)1993 The Children's Group under exclusive licence to Linus Entertainment

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The History of Gangster Rap

1 rating

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The History of Gangster Rap is a deep dive into one of the most fascinating subgenres of any music category to date. Sixteen detailed chapters, organized chronologically, examine the evolution of gangster rap, its main players, and the culture that created this revolutionary music. From still-swirling conspiracy theories about the murders of Biggie and Tupac to the release of the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton, the era of gangster rap is one that fascinates music junkies and remains at the forefront of pop culture. Filled with interviews with key players such as Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, and dozens more, as well as breakout bios of notorious characters, lists, and more, The History of Gangster Rap is the be-all-end-all book that contextualizes the importance of gangster rap as a cultural phenomenon.

©2018 Abrams (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Violin for Beginners

Summary

In this guide, you will find detailed, clear instructions to continue to advance your violin playing. There are numerous performance scenarios, practice ideas, and pieces of music that can be encountered on a regular basis as a beginning violinist. This book will continue to build and expand on previous ideas, providing insight and additional ideas that will help you as you continue to make progress.  One of the most asked questions from beginners, especially adults, is a variation on the question of improvement: What exactly makes the difference between being a beginner violinist and achieving a more refined, mature sound? How can I change my playing to sound more melodious? I have learned basic songs already, so how can I move beyond this and learn more advanced music? What if I am preparing to perform and share my current progress, including covers and original songs?  Maybe you are ready to move beyond playing in your home and want to give public performances or join a musical ensemble. Wherever the next steps in your musical journey may take you, it all begins with practice, preparation, and guidance. Guidance will come from a variety of resources, from the tips in this book to professional teachers or musicians or video tutorials. Be sure to further enrich your violin studies by using elements of each.  While technical and musical preparation can ultimately be worked on separately, your goal, as an advancing violinist, should be to merge the two. Only when you have a combination of both sides of playing the violin will your playing advance. This book will not only provide insight on how to combine both elements to become more advanced, but also give advice on extending your violin performance outside of your practice and taking it into your community! Let us begin!

©2020 Rythm Divine Studio (P)2021 Rythm Divine Studio

Narrator: William Bahl
Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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101 Amazing Facts About Mozart

Summary

How many works in total do you think Mozart composed? What award was bestowed on him by the Pope? How many languages could he speak? And what rather unsavoury subject was he seemingly obsessed with? In this fascinating audiobook, narrator Charles King answers all these questions and more as he visits the intriguing world of one of the world's greatest ever composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Perfect for everyone from those new to the world of classical music right through to serious long-term fans, this is an ideal addition to any audiobook collection.

©2017 Jack Goldstein Books (P)2017 Jack Goldstein Books

Narrator: Charles King
Length: 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Start Your Music Business

1 rating

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Start Your Music Business is a simple guide for songwriters, producers, music publishers, independent record labels, artists, bands, musicians, and individuals in the music industry who want to legally start and grow a successful music business. Written by an experienced entertainment lawyer whose clients have been featured on MTV, American Idol, and VH1, you will learn how to: 1. Understand eight different types of royalties your music should be earning through music publishing 2. How to completely own your music 3. How to completely own your masters 4. How to legally sample and cover music (why you may be breaking the law) 5. How to protect your name and logo (what to do if you illegally use someone else's) 6. How to structure your music business 7. Learn 10 ways to avoid being sued personally You'll also discover these simple steps: 1. Understand the different types of businesses (LLCs, corporations, partnerships, and more) 2. Setup your business 3. Learn when you need to start your music business 4. Learn the difference between trademarks and copyrights 5. Learn how to apply for a trademark (do it yourself) 6. Understand copyright law and how to copyright your music 7. Learn the truth about poor man's copyrights 8. Know your rights when you co-write a song 9. How to divide song income between co-writers 10. How to properly and legally clear samples And more!

©2013, 2014 Audrey K. Chisholm (P)2017 Audrey K. Chisholm

Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Not a Second Time

Summary

The Beatles shed some light and personal insights in these fantastic and previously unreleased interviews from 1964, at the height of Beatlemania. Featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison.

©2017 One Media iP LTD (P)2017 One Media iP LTD

Available on Audible
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Music Practice

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Music Practice: A guide for all musicians. Learn all the best practice tips, tricks, and techniques used by the greatest musicians in the world - all for the price of a coffee! Do you want to know how to practice like the professionals do? Are you struggling with your playing? Having trouble getting motivated? Do you want to improve your playing and bring it to the next level? I decided to write this audiobook because I was struggling with my own practice, and it took me many years to learn new strategies to get myself to where I wanted to be. Now, I want to share these proven strategies with you. Some of them I discovered myself, but most of these I learned from accomplished professionals. If you are serious about playing, practicing, and improving your skills on your instrument, then this audiobook is for you! Whether you are a beginner or professional, classically trained or not, this audiobook contains proven strategies that can be applied by anybody. Why should you buy this audiobook? This audiobook is a compilation of the best practice tips and strategies from the best musicians in the world. You will learn practice tips used by world class musicians, ranging from pianists to violinists, and trumpeters to clarinetists. This audiobook contains over 80 tips for practicing everything from rhythm to intonation to challenging passages. You will learn how to practice effectively and efficiently. What you will learn and discover: How to set goals and the importance of setting goals What the experts do differently How to have an engaging practice session 10 Must-have practice habits 24 Ways to practice with the metronome Various ways to practice intonation Different ways to practice performing 10 different ways to practice memorizing music Fast practice vs. slow practice Many more practice tips, tricks, and strategies

©2015 David Dumais (P)2017 David Dumais

Author: David Dumais
Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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Anatomy of a Song

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Part artist confessional, part musical analysis, Anatomy of a Song ranges from the Isley Brothers' "Shout" to Janis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz" to R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion". After being discharged from the army in 1968, John Fogerty does a handstand and revises Beethoven's Fifth Symphony to come up with "Proud Mary". Joni Mitchell remembers living in a cave on Crete with the "mean old daddy" who inspired her 1971 hit "Carey". Elvis Costello talks about writing "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes" in 10 minutes on the train to Liverpool. Mick Jagger, Jimmy Cliff, Roger Waters, Jimmy Page, Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, and many other leading artists reveal for the first time the emotions, inspirations, and techniques behind their influential works. Covering the history of rock, R&B, country, disco, soul, reggae, and pop, Anatomy of a Song is a love letter to the songs that have defined generations of listeners.

©2016 Marc Myers (P)2016 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Jonathan Yen
Author: Marc Myers
Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Music as a Mirror of History

15 ratings

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In the worlds of painting and literature, it's easy to see where history and art intersect. In Picasso's Guernica or Tolstoy's War and Peace, it's evident how works of art mirror and participate in the life of their times, sometimes even playing roles in historical events. But what about music? In Music as a Mirror of History, Great Courses favorite Professor Greenberg of San Francisco Performances returns with a fascinating and provocative premise: Despite the abstractness and the universality of music - and our habit of listening to it divorced from any historical context - music is a mirror of the historical setting in which it was created. Music carries a rich spectrum of social, cultural, historical, and philosophical information, all grounded in the life and experience of the composer - if you're aware of what you're listening to. In these 24 lectures, you'll explore how composers convey such explicit information, evoking specific states of mind and giving voice to communal emotions, all colored by their own personal experiences. Music lovers and history enthusiasts alike will be enthralled by this exploration of how momentous compositions have responded to - and inspired - pivotal events. Ranging widely across the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, you witness historical moments such as the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, the Austrian-Ottoman conflict, the Hungarian nationalist movement, the movement for Italian unification, the economic ascent of the US, the Stalinist regime in the USSR, and World Wars I and II. Across the arc of the course, you'll see how these events were felt and expressed in the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Brahms, Verdi, Wagner, and many others, including modern masters such as Janácek, Górecki, and Crumb, and you'll hear superlative musical excerpts in each lecture. Join us for an unparalleled look into the power and scope of musical art. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2016 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2016 The Great Courses

Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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The History of Opera

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Opera, said Moliére, is the most expensive noise known to man. From its beginnings in the 16th Century, through to today when there are as many musical styles as there are composers, opera has fascinated, infuriated, delighted, been censored, been banned, excited riots, even won a nation its freedom. Here is the colorful story of sometimes temperamental composers and even more temperamental singers working in an art form which has produced some of man's noblest artistic creations. This absorbing history is illustrated by over 100 musical examples by Naxos artists as well as some of the greatest singers of the 20th century including Enrico Caruso and Fyodor Chaliapin.

©1999 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd. (P)1999 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.

Narrator: Robert Powell
Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Music Theory: From Beginner to Intermediate: How to Easily Compose Music for Piano, Guitar or Any Other Musical Instrument

Summary

Have you been longing to learn how to sight-read and write music like a pro? Do you want to understand time signature, meter, tempo, and dynamics and learn how to group musical beats to create some pleasing and interesting melodies? Do you want to understand how musical scales like the pentatonic and diatonic are constructed, and not just how to construct them, but also how to create beautiful melodies with them? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions; just keep reading.... You might have looked up some online materials to see what is really about this "music theory", only to find that it is some dry, kind of boring, and abstract topic you are not sure you want to waste your time on. Maybe the more you keep seeking to understand, the more it keeps getting confusing because they brought in "lines and spaces" and some hilarious-looking symbols. This book here will make music theory more meaningful, fun, and a lot less boring for you. Here are some things you will learn: Ten very important tips that will transform your songwriting and help you create memorable and beautiful tunes and hooks and also make you stand out The secret to understanding musical note values and how music notation works (whole note, half note, quarter note, and eighth note) Quick and easy ways to count complex musical beats The easiest ways to grasp the concepts of rests, dotted notes, and triplets and how they are used in music composition Quick ways to understand dynamics, dynamic markings, and tempo The easiest way to understanding the intricacies of a musical score It doesn’t matter if you are a part-time musician or full-time musician, beginner, intermediate, or expert musician, this book will be useful to you. Scroll up and click the “Buy Now” button and let’s get you started! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Roy Maxwell (P)2020 Roy Maxwell

Narrator: John William
Author: Roy Maxwell
Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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The Great Book of Rock Trivia: Amazing Trivia, Fun Facts & the History of Rock and Roll

Summary

Are you the type of rock fan who isn’t satisfied with simply listening to the radio? Sure, you enjoy it, but you want more. Do you look up the lyrics and wonder what they mean or if there is a story behind them? What on earth does “In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida” mean, anyway? We’ve got those answers for you in The Great Book of Rock Trivia! This book contains hundreds of riveting facts about your favorite rock songs. Do you want to know how your favorite group got together and who is really the brains behind the band? Whether you’re interested in what your favorite musicians like to do in their spare time, where they get the ideas for their music, or which artist had an exorcism in his home, you’re in for a treat. This book will satisfy your curiosity and help you impress your friends with your rock and roll knowledge. As easy to follow as a good drummer, this book will take you through the early years of rock and its development through the hippie era, the synthesizer-filled '80s, and the grunge age. You’ll hear about dramatic, absolutely hilarious, and downright odd moments during the concerts that shaped music history and defined generations.  Whether you’re a passive listener of your friend’s rock playlists or a connoisseur of guitar riffs, you’re sure to learn something new that will increase your enjoyment of your favorite music. For an extra challenge, try the quizzes at the end of each chapter. So go ahead, open the cover and enter the world of rock!

©2018 LAK Publishing (P)2018 LAK Publishing

Narrator: Scott Miller
Author: Bill O'Neill
Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Think Beyond a Chart Position

Summary

This audiobook is a survival guide for emerging talent navigating the music industry and searching for a path to sustainability.

©2018 Elroy Powell (P)2018 Elroy Powell

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Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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Losing My Cool

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How a Father's Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-hop Culture A pitch-perfect account of how hip-hop culture drew in the author and how his father drew him out again - with love, perseverance, and 15,000 books. Into Williams's childhood home-a one-story ranch house-his father crammed more books than the local library could hold. "Pappy" used some of these volumes to run an academic prep service; the rest he used in his unending pursuit of wisdom. His son's pursuits were quite different: "money, hoes, and clothes." The teenage Williams wore Medusa- faced Versace sunglasses and a hefty gold medallion, dumbed down and thugged up his speech, and did whatever else he could to fit into the intoxicating hip-hop culture that surrounded him. Like all his friends, he knew exactly where he was the day Biggie Smalls died, he could recite the lyrics to any Nas or Tupac song, and he kept his woman in line, with force if necessary. But Pappy, who grew up in the segregated South and hid in closets so he could read Aesop and Plato, had a different destiny in mind for his son. For years, Williams managed to juggle two disparate lifestyles- "keeping it real" in his friends' eyes and studying for the SATs under his father's strict tutelage. As college approached and the stakes of the thug lifestyle escalated, the revolving door between Williams's street life and home life threatened to spin out of control. Ultimately, Williams would have to decide between hip-hop and his future. Would he choose "street dreams" or a radically different dream- the one Martin Luther King spoke of or the one Pappy held out to him now? Williams is the first of his generation to measure the seductive power of hip-hop against its restrictive worldview, which ultimately leaves those who live it powerless. Losing My Cool portrays the allure and the danger of hip-hop culture like no book has before. Even more remarkably, Williams evokes the subtle salvation that literature offers and recounts with breathtaking clarity a burgeoning bond between father and son.

©2010 Thomas Chatterton Williams (P)2010 Penguin

Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
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Piano Lessons for Beginners

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The piano is a majestic instrument capable of playing any tune without necessarily being accompanied by any other instrument. This means that by learning to play this versatile instrument, you gain the power to create music. Let that sink in.  While there are multiple versions of the piano out there, it is essential to note that the general idea revolving around playing the piano is the same and applies to all these versions. Focus on perfecting your skill, and you will be able to play any tune on any piano or keyboard you ever come across.  This guide has a more practical approach to playing the piano; therefore, its best to have your instrument ready before getting started. Follow through each lesson and practice as much as possible to have all the chords at your fingertips. Buckle up and prepare to be elevated!!

©2020 Rythm Divine Studio (P)2021 Rythm Divine Studio

Narrator: William Bahl
Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Saxophone for Beginners

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Not quite getting a hold on how to play the saxophone? Then it is time you changed the approach you are using to learn the saxophone. The saxophone is a straightforward instrument to learn, even though by looking at it, it could be a bit intimidating because of its so many parts and keys. But in this book, we will simplify a saxophone so that anyone, even a beginner, will understand. This book isn't just a guide to point out the parts of a saxophone or show you musical charts, but it also contains actionable tips.  Music is an art, and with all art comes creativity. Creating something melodious in your mind and with your mouth is quite easy. But playing that same melody on your saxophone is where you'll need to apply some acquired skills. As a beginner learning the saxophone, you are bound to make common mistakes without the proper guidance. Should I bother learning more about embouchure placement and harmonics? What are the notes and scales on a saxophone, and so on? These are questions you need answers to in order to go from your current level to your desired level as a saxophonist.  The focus of this book is to break down the process of learning a saxophone and allow maximum exploration and expression with each step. Learning a new art should not have to be complicated, daunting, and exclusive. It is achievable, soulful, and full of creativity. So, even if you have no prior knowledge about a saxophone, in this book, you will find all you need to know, along with techniques to begin your journey into the playing of a saxophone.  You’ll discover....  Advanced tips on how to care for your instrument  Correct embouchure  Embouchure exercises  Types of vibrato  Fingering Chart with left hand and right hand tips  How to read notes and scales  Harmonics  And much more!  The key takeaway from this book is that by the end of the book, you will be able to play songs with your saxophone. Get this book now; let us coach you all the way to perfection as a saxophonist with this advanced guide for beginners. Click the "Buy Now" button to get started making amazing music! 

©2020 Evergreen Music Studio (P)2020 Evergreen Music Studio

Narrator: Ben Herold
Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
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Singing Through Change

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A book for all women who love to sing and are struggling with change    Written by women, for women, about women, this compelling and easy listen fills a huge hole in what we understand about challenges that female singers face. It is a collection of unique lived singing experiences from every stage in an adult woman's life, accompanied by equally unique and individualized solutions. Singing Through Change is a must-listen for women who sing, and also for anyone who is a voice teacher, singing specialist, or medical professional.   "A thorough, thoughtful, and compassionate look into the complexities surrounding the singing voice for women during midlife and the menopausal transition, interwoven with stories that inform, encourage and inspire us to keep singing. This will no doubt be a tremendous resource for the singing and medical communities for years to come." (Lori L. Sonnenberg, Clinical Speech Pathologist, Singing Voice Specialist, Soprano - Sonnenberg Voice)   "Readers will find a bounty of information which, for the first time, summarizes current research on adult female voice change, while allowing a glimpse into the lives of women who have faced the results of adult female voice change. Written in an accessible style, the book provides case studies which enable a better understanding of adult female voice change and its effects physically, vocally, emotionally, psychologically and socially. This book will be an invaluable resource to singers, voice teachers, choral directors and any woman who loves to sing!" (Lynne Gackle, Ph.D., Baylor University, President, ACDA, Author, Finding Ophelia's Voice, Opening Ophelia's Heart: Nurturing the Adolescent Female Voice)   Nancy Bos, Joanne Bozeman, and Cate Frazier-Neely are known experts in voice. Their cumulative careers of over a century form a broad scope of experience in voice health and pedagogy. Singing Through Change is the culmination of over two years of joint research of female singing voice.

©2020 Nancy Bos (P)2020 Nancy Bos

Narrator: Nancy Bos
Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
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Party of One

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From former MTV VJ Dave Holmes, the hilarious memoir of a perpetual outsider fumbling toward self-acceptance, with the music of the '80s, '90s, and today as his soundtrack. Dave Holmes has spent his life on the periphery, nose pressed hopefully against the glass, wanting just one thing: to get inside. Growing up, he was the artsy son in the sporty family. At his all-boys high school and Catholic college, he was the closeted gay kid surrounded by crush-worthy straight guys. And in his 20s, in the middle of a disastrous career in advertising, he accidentally became an MTV VJ overnight when he finished second, naturally, in the Wanna Be a VJ contest, opening the door to fame, fortune, and celebrity - you know, almost. In Party of One, Holmes tells the hilariously painful and painfully hilarious tales - in the vein of Rob Sheffield, Andy Cohen, and Paul Feig - of an outsider desperate to get in, of a misfit constantly changing shape, of a music geek who finally learns to accept himself. Structured around a mix of hits and deep cuts from the last four decades - from Bruce Springsteen's "Hungry Heart" and En Vogue's "Free Your Mind" to LCD Soundsystem's "Losing My Edge" and Bleachers' "I Wanna Get Better" - and punctuated with interludes like "So You've Had Your Heart Broken in the 1990s: A Playlist" and "Notes on (Jesse) Camp", this book is for anyone who's ever felt like a square peg, especially those who have found their place in the world around a band, an album, or a song. It's a laugh-out-loud funny, deeply nostalgic story about never fitting in, never giving up, and letting good music guide the way.

©2016 Dave Holmes (P)2016 Random House Audio

Narrator: Dave Holmes
Author: Dave Holmes
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
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Piano Lessons for Beginners

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Discover the Fun and Easy Way to Learn How to Play the Piano! Would you like to learn how to play the piano, but don’t know where to start?  If so - this audiobook is exactly for you! Learning to play the piano can seem like a pretty big challenge for a beginner. What should be the right body posture? How should you place your wrist on a piano? How can you differentiate notes, octaves, and scales? All of those questions makes the task of learning how to play the piano really overwhelming.  If you are clueless about playing the piano, or want to sharpen your piano skills - this book is exactly for you!  In this outstanding book, you will learn to play the piano in a fun, fast and easy way on your own, discover what should be the most important thing you should practice on, learn how to remember the keys of a piano keyboard, what are sharps and flats, how to form basic and major chords, how to play chords in root position, how to play common and advanced chords, how to read notes on the bass and treble clef quarter, half and whole notes and much more!  What are the benefits of playing the piano? It sharpens your concentration skills It improves your brain structure and helps you to rewire your brain It improves school grades of kids  It helps you to relax your mind, which will further improve your productivity It is beneficial for those who suffer from cardiac complications and respiratory diseases  It improves dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and motor skills  I don't know music theory. Is this book for me? Yes! Learning how to play the piano is a skill you can practice, and music theory can compliment it. However, it is not mandatory to master music theory in order to learn how to play the piano.

©2019 Lewis Gray (P)2019 Lewis Gray

Narrator: Andy Parrish
Author: Lewis Gray
Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
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Are We All Right?

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Are We All Right? details a number of things that are wrong in our society in America and how we need to make changes to fix the problems. The lyrics point up problems with crime, junkies, gangs, homelessness, bank fraud, insurance rates, oil spills, forest destruction, and global warming that have been getting worse over the last few decades. The song and this book are a kind of rallying cry or call to action about the many problems we need to fix today. As the song describes, it’s important to act quickly. We literally have to change the game. We need new rules, since otherwise, we seem to be heading to a certain disaster. This song is like an anthem to call attention to the problems we face, so we can do something to fix them before it’s too late. For example, the first verse begins: "We've got crime in the streets. We've got junkies down the hall. We've got homeless in the doorways, panhandlers on the mall. And the chorus starts this way: "But we're all right. We're all right. Yeah, that's what they tell us. Now we're all right." I hope this song and book will help you see that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Thus, we have to be proactive in seeking change, from making changes in your own life to reaching out to others in power to ask them to work for change. Let this song and book serve as a battle cry to make a positive difference - now! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Gini Graham Scott (P)2020 Gini Graham Scott

Narrator: Barry Watson
Length: 7 mins
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Pop Star Goddesses

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A compendium of 40 incredible female pop stars whose energies, virtues, and vices make them the ideal role models for our age - powerful women who can teach us all how to discover our own inner goddess. We are living in the age of the music goddess: Beyoncé. Lady Gaga. Taylor Swift. Katy Perry. Britney. Nicki Minaj. Cardi B. Pink. Madonna. Rihanna. Gwen Stefani. Alicia Keys. Kelly Clarkson.  Never before have so many women dominated their industry and pop culture itself with such creativity, passion, and force. Visionary and ferociously talented, these women are reshaping our society and our lives. In this stunningly designed compendium, Jennifer Armstrong offers an intimate, up-close look at 40 of pop music’s most revered goddesses, analyzing their performances, songs, videos, interviews, social media, activism, and personal lives to illuminate their significance for both critics and fans.  These divas post astounding album sales, enjoy millions of radio plays, YouTube views, and social media followings, and sell out stadiums. While we are awed and inspired by their success, we worship them for so much more. Beyoncé’s work ethic. Nicki Minaj’s no-bull---t attitude. Taylor Swift’s relatability. Pink’s sense of social justice. Jennifer Lopez’s transformation from “Jenny from the block” to fashion icon. Each of these goddesses speaks to us in her own unique way. Beyoncé is our superhuman alter ego; Britney is our survival instinct. Armstrong pairs each pop star goddess with a corresponding goddess from ancient cultures, and offers advice on how to invoke the pop star goddess’s energy in your own life, providing journal prompts and a Power Song List that allows you harness the power of a particular pop goddess’s energy when you need it. Filled with information, advice, insights, and playlists, Pop Star Goddess will help you tune in and turn on your own divine energy. The Pop Star Goddesses are: Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, M.I.A., Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Carla Bruni, Pink, JLo, Kesha, Rihanna, Janelle Monae, Gwen Stephani, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Jennifer Hudson, Mariah Carey, Adele, Missy Elliott, Shakira, Solange, Miranda Lambert, Celine Dion, Sia, Queen Latifah, SZA, Kacey Musgraves, Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera, Laura Jane Grace, Ariana Grande, Carly Rae Jepsen.

©2020 Jennifer Armstrong (P)2020 HarperAudio

Narrator: Lisa Negron
Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
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Lecciones De Teclado [Keyboard Lessons]

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Felicitaciones por comprar un libro tan bueno. Un libro de buena calidad lo ayudará a lo largo de su vida. Puede encontrar muchos libros para aprender en línea con el teclado, pero probablemente nunca encontrará un libro completo como este que le enseñe todo de principio a fin. Simplemente siguiendo este libro sin un maestro, obtendrá una idea completa de cómo tocar el teclado.   Los capítulos del libro han sido investigados para que pueda comenzar fácilmente como novato. El libro está estructurado en ocho capítulos, y aprenderá paso a paso por sí mismo, lo que le ahorrará tiempo y dinero. Cada sección importante tiene las imágenes necesarias que te ayudarán mucho a aprender temas difíciles fácilmente.  El capítulo uno analiza todos los teclados, como las teclas del teclado, sus tipos y beneficios. Las teclas del teclado y las marcas famosas de teclado también se han discutido en este capítulo. Al pasar por este capítulo, conocerá todos los conceptos básicos sobre los teclados y sus elementos.  El segundo capítulo se centra en cómo puede comenzar. Una vez que complete el capítulo uno a fondo, puede acelerar su viaje desde el capítulo dos. Luego aprende todo sobre la teoría musical en el Capítulo tres. El capítulo cuatro presenta ideas sobre la propia hoja musical y cómo funciona realmente.  Los capítulos cinco y seis son los más importantes. Estos dos capítulos discuten los dos componentes principales del aprendizaje del teclado en escalas detalladas y acordes. El capítulo cinco es práctico y es hora de comenzar a practicar. El capítulo siete discute el concepto superior para que un novato pueda aprender lecciones de teclado completas. Además, se dan algunas pautas y consejos para que uno pueda aprender rápidamente a tocar el teclado de manera efectiva.  Finalmente, este libro lo guiará como un tutor práctico para enseñarle lecciones de teclado de la A a la Z y de principiante a nivel avanzado. PLEASE NOTE: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2020 Sublime Studio (P)2020 Sublime Studio

Narrator: Emmanuel Anyay
Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Practice Less, Play More

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If you're a self-taught guitarist wanting to play songs without spending all your time practicing, this may be the most important audiobook to which you ever listen.... This isn't one of those “practice until your fingers bleed“ or “cram confusing theory into your mind” type of guitar instruction guides. There are plenty of those available (i.e. practice scales and exercises for hours per day and feel guilty if you don’t). When you approach practice like that, you have a lot of “stuff” to practice, but you usually have no real music to show for it, ending up with what I call mountain climber syndrome. You feel like eventually, your hard work is going to pay off, everything will come together, and you’ll finally be able to play songs. Why not play songs right away instead? This audiobook shows you: How to get songs to performance quality no matter what level you're starting at You should practice guitar parts over and over until you master them, right? Wrong! (Find out why in chapter seven) How to create a practice routine you enjoy and can actually stick to (even if you have a super busy schedule) When the best time to practice is for long-lasting results Five ways to cut your practice time in half and virtually guarantee you make progress each time you pick up your guitar What to think about while you're playing songs (the answer may surprise you) How to reduce the amount of mistakes you make and exactly what to do when you make one (most beginners are doing the opposite!) One practice method you should never use if you want rapid results on guitar Say good-bye to guessing what to practice next and finally build a playlist of songs you're proud to play on guitar!

©2019 Rockstar Mind (P)2019 Rockstar Mind

Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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West Coast Invasion

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The Beatles shed some light and personal insights in these fantastic and previously unreleased interviews from 1964-66, at the height of Beatlemania. Featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison.

©2017 One Media iP LTD (P)2017 One Media iP LTD

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Guitar Fretboard: The Simple Method to Memorize the Fretboard

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Master the art of playing guitar. Are you taking your first steps into the world of guitar? You started practicing, but you are struggling to remember the location of the notes? Don’t worry, this guide will show you the easy way to learn all of that. The ability to recall the location of the notes is a skill that will greatly benefit your learning process. That is why you should memorize the fretboard. It may seem intimidating at first, but with this guide, you will memorize the fretboard in no time. That way you will have an easier time when learning new notes or when you improvise. It will help you accentuate and create melodic changes within your chords and solos. You will have a better grasp on scales as you learn the different kinds. You will gain the ability to break free from standard open and barre chords. It will open the way for you to locate more diverse and intricate chord voicings. You will sound just like a professional guitar player. Here is what this incredible guide will offer you: Conquer the basics of musical notes: Learn the basics of musical notes. Build a strong foundation. With a strong foundation, it will be easier to upgrade it later. Get to know the fretboard and open strings: Familiarize yourself with the fretboard and its inlays. Discover the open strings and their benefits. Open strings are mnemonic devices that will help you to easily memorize musical elements. Guide and exercises for fretboard memorization: Discover the specialized exercises that will allow you to memorize fretboard in no time. These exercises are designed for beginners, so you won’t have a hard time doing them.

©2020 Guitar Nation (P)2020 Guitar Nation

Narrator: D.F. Forte
Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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Lecciones de teclado [Keyboard Lessons]

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¿Estás buscando un libro que te ayude a aprender los conceptos básicos del teclado y cómo tocarlo? ¿Sabías que el teclado es uno de los instrumentos más versátiles y tolerantes? ¿Está buscando una manera de aprender y comprender el teclado correctamente y tocarlo bien? Si la respuesta a cualquiera de las preguntas anteriores es sí, entonces está en el lugar correcto.  El teclado es un excelente instrumento que puede ayudarlo a tocar, practicar y componer música. Es portátil, melodioso y fácil de aprender. Mucha gente lucha en las etapas iniciales de aprendizaje debido a la falta de información y poca o ninguna práctica.  Este libro cubrirá todo lo que necesita para comenzar. Los consejos, trucos y estrategias mencionados en este libro lo guiarán cuidadosamente. En este libro, aprenderá sobre:  Una breve historia del teclado  Varios tipos de teclados  Conceptos básicos de la teoría de la música Cómo tocar acordes Cómo comprar su primer teclado  Cómo cuidar su teclado  Para facilitarle todo, este libro ha sido escrito de una manera sencilla y fácil de seguir. Los tutoriales son simples y vienen con muchos trucos. Si desea obtener más información sobre cómo tocar el teclado, haga clic en el botón Comprar ahora y obtenga una copia de este libro hoy mismo. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 

©2020 Sublime Studio (P)2020 Sublime Studio

Narrator: Emmanuel Anyay
Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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The Good News Gospel Songbook

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The Good News Gospel Songbook features 21 gospel songs that are designed to inspire with their messages about having love, hope, and faith. Some are also just fun songs about different ways to gain success and happiness in life through having faith. The audiobook includes the lyrics, an illustrations, and a link to the recording on YouTube for each song, so the listener can hear the recording, and even sing along with the lyrics. The illustrations feature the cover image for each song. All of the recordings are distributed through SongTradr to major music retail outlets, including iTunes, Spotify, TikTok, Twitch, Network TV, and others. The audiobook is designed so listeners will not only enjoy listening to the songs themselves, but can bring them to others in their church and community, so they can enjoy and sing them together.  The songs that featured in this audiobook include these, organized into these five categories: "Having Faith and Seeing God Everywhere I Can See God Everywhere", "I’m Waking Up to Jesus", "Standing Up for Jesus", "I’m Having a Blast with Jesus", "I Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven", "Heaven’s Gate", "Traveling to Get to God", "I'm on My Way to God", "I’m Making a Straight Line to Jesus", "I’d Love to Take a Rocket Up to Jesus", "I’m on an Elevator to God", "Traffic Jam on the Way to Heaven", "I Feel Like I’m Going in Circles," "Lord", "Gaining Success Through Faith", "I’m Building My Wealth with Jesus", "I’m Banking on You, Jesus", "Finding Friendship and Help", "I’ve Got a Friend in Jesus", "With God by My Side There’s Hope", "The Road to Redemption", "Lord Throw Me a Line", "Don’t Give Up on Me Lord", and "Is Satan in the Ballpark?" Gini Graham Scott, PhD, is a writer, publisher, and film producer, who has published over 200 books, 50 for traditional publishers and 150 for her own company Changemakers Publishing, specializing in books on self-help, popular business, and social issues. She also writes, reviews, and ghostwrites books and scripts for clients. She has written and executive-produced 10 feature films, documentaries, and TV series. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Gini Graham Scott (P)2021 Gini Graham Scott

Narrator: Jack Mittler
Length: 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Egyptian Musical Instruments

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This audiobook presents the major ancient Egyptian musical instruments, their ranges, and playing techniques. The book consists of five chapters: Chapter one - The Wealth of Instruments - will cover the general characteristics of Egyptian instruments as well the major components of the musical orchestra Chapter two - Stringed Instruments - will cover various ancient Egyptian stringed instruments such as lyres, trigonon (zither), and harps, including playing techniques: harps - playing techniques; the all-encompassing capacities of ancient string instruments with neck such as the short-necked lute, the long-necked Egyptian guitars, and bowed instruments (kamanga, rababa). Chapter three - Wind Instruments - will cover the end-blown flute, transverse flute, pan flute, single reed pipe (clarinet), double pipe, double clarinet, double oboe, arghool, and others like bagpipe and organ), as well as horns/trumpets. Chapter four - Percussion Instruments - will cover the membranophone instruments such as drums and tambourines; and the nonmembranophone (idiophone) instruments such as percussion sticks, clappers, sistrums/sistra, cymbals, castanets, bells (chimes), xylophone, and glockenspiel and human parts (hands, fingers, thighs, feet, etc). Chapter five - The Musical Performance - will cover the significance and roles of the fingers and their knuckles in producing and directing musical performances as well as the varied methods for maintaining the rhythmic timing/tempo, including the use of syllables.

©2004, 2017, 2018 Moustafa Gadalla (P)2020 Moustafa Gadalla

Narrator: Susie Hennessy
Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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Keyboard Lessons

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A good book on learning to play the keyboard will help you throughout your life. You may find many books for keyboard learning online, but you will probably never find a complete book like this one that will teach you everything from beginning to end. By just listening to this audiobook, and without a teacher, you will get a full sense of how to play the keyboard. The book's chapters have been researched so that you can get started easily as a newbie. The book is structured into eight chapters, and you will learn, step by step, by yourself, which will save you time and money. Each important section has the necessary pictures that will help you a lot to learn difficult topics easily. Chapter one discusses all keyboards, such as the keyboard keys, types, and benefits. Famous keyboard brands have been discussed in this chapter, as well. Going through this chapter, you'll come to know all the basics regarding the keyboards and its elements. The second chapter focuses on how you can get started. Once you complete chapter one thoroughly, you can accelerate your journey from chapter two. Then, learn all about the musical theory in chapter three. Chapter four introduces ideas on the musical sheet itself and how it actually works. Chapters five and six are the most important. These two chapters discuss the two main components of keyboard learning in detail: scales and chords. Chapter five is practical and that's when it’s time to get started practicing.  Chapter seven discusses the advanced concepts so that a newbie can learn full-fledged keyboard lessons. In addition, some guidelines and tips are given so that one can quickly learn to play the keyboard effectively. Finally, this audiobook will guide you like a hands-on tutor to teach you keyboard lessons from A to Z and from beginner to advanced level. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Sublime Studio (P)2020 Sublime Studio

Narrator: Dave Wright
Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Get Tusked

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In this behind-the-scenes look at the making of Fleetwood Mac's epic, platinum-selling double album, Tusk, producers and engineers Ken Caillat and Hernan Rojas tell their stories of spending a year with the band in their new million-dollar studio trying to follow up Rumours, the biggest rock album of the time. Following their massive success, the band continued its infamous soap opera when its musical leader and guitarist, Lindsey Buckingham, threatened to quit if he didn't get things his way, resulting in clashes not only with his band but especially Caillat, who had been essential to the band's Grammy-winning sound.  Hernan Rojas's story recounts a young man who leaves Chile after General Pinochet's coup to seek his future in the music industry of Los Angeles, where he finds success at one of the hottest studios in town. When Fleetwood Mac arrives, Rojas falls in love with its star singer, Stevie Nicks, and the two of them become romantically involved. Throughout the book, both Caillat and Rojas detail not only the trials and sacrifices they made to finish the album, but also triumphs of musical inspiration and technical innovation that have made Tusk the darling of music critics and indie rockers today.

©2019 Rowman & Littlefield (P)2019 Rowman & Littlefield

Narrator: Sheree Wichard
Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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The Wake Up Call

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The Wake Up Call: Financial Inspiration Learned from 4:44 + A Step by Step Guide on How to Implement Each Financial Principle is a book designed to teach African Americans how to manage money more effectively and how to build generational wealth. Jay-Z's 4:44 is the blueprint to bridging the wealth gap and solving economic inequalities for African Americans! Through deciphering all of the financial concepts delivered within the album, listeners will be taught about: How to build credit to use as leverage How to spend money wisely Cooperative economics and how to start a business Creating multiple streams of income How to invest money in order for it to grow How to pass down wealth to the next generation

©2017 Ash Cash (P)2017 1Brick Publishing

Narrator: Ash Cash
Author: Ash Cash
Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Songs of the Gurus

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The Sikh religion was founded by Guru Nanak (1469-1539), who drew upon the teachings of Muslim, Sufis, and Hindu Bhaktas. In its purest form Sikhism is about unity, simplicity, equality, and surrender (to God) and the verses of the Sikh Gurus - most of them included in the Granth Sahib - articulate this beautifully. This elegant edition contains a selection of verses from the Guru Granth Sahib and other sacred texts like Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Vairagmayi Bani and the Dasam Granth of Guru Gobind Singh. Brilliantly translated by Khushwant Singh, these moving mystical hymns retain the immediacy and the lyricism of the originals. 

©2008 Khushwant Singh (P)2018 Random House Audio

Narrator: Deo Haldar
Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Write a Complete Song from A to Z in a Day for Beginners

Summary

Learn how to write a complete song for beginners from A to Z. You’re about to discover how to effectively write a professional song by using basic tools and simple rules of songwriting with less stress and easy-to-follow guidelines.  Here is a preview of what you'll learn: How to capture your ideas How to create a raw beat How to find your tempo How to dig into your imagination How to complete a whole song with only a few ideas How to structure a song How to find vocal note variations How to make your draft look professional Much, much more! Download your copy today! 

©2019 Tammy Jones (P)2018 Tammy Jones

Narrator: Amber Girardin
Author: Tammy Jones
Length: 46 mins
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Acoustic Guitar for Beginners

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Discover how you can be playing your first songs on your acoustic guitar by this time next week!  Do you want to learn to play acoustic guitar? Do you want to have fun while doing so? Do you want to do so in a practical way, without all of the boring theory?  If only I had these kind of books when I was learning guitar.  Don’t get me wrong now, guitar is my greatest passion. However, it wasn’t always like that for me.  When I was learning, it was all about learning the boring stuff first: theory…chords…more theory…more chords.  Now, I’m not saying those things don’t have a place (I actually teach the essential chords inside). I’m just saying at first, playing guitar should be fun! I saw so many people leave the classes I was attending and had so many friends just quit because it was "boring" and "not worth my time".  I don’t want the same fate for you, which is why I created a practical guide to learning to play acoustic guitar, with the focus on playing and having fun.  So, it’s time to get started. Here’s what you’ll discover inside: The only chords you need to know to be playing your first song within seven days (potentially even less)  The easiest way to tune your guitar (An alien visiting Earth could do this!)  Two principles and laws that will revolutionize how you practice forever  Five tips every beginner should know if they want to fulfill their potential as a guitarist  Why playing even five minutes every day is much more effective than one hour every week How to set your playing goals and find a practice routine that suits your needs  The bare essentials of musical notes and sheets so you can focus your time one the fun stuff! One simple, yet wildly effective, strategy for shifting between chords as a complete newbie And that is barely scratching the surface!  So, if you wan an easy-to-follow and fun guide to learning how to play guitar, scroll up and click "Add to Cart". PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 James Haywire (P)2020 James Haywire

Narrator: Bryce Denton
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
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Piano Lessons for Beginners: 4 in 1

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Topics like scales, arpeggios, and chromatic scales have been explained in such a way that you can understand these complex things easily. But what makes this book the most comprehensive one? It includes memorizing techniques, a brief history of piano, and short biographies of greatest pianists of all time. Another great thing about this book is that you can start playing chords almost instantly after listening to the very first chapter. Are you still thinking about the long, boring hours of memorizing theories? Learning to play piano chords still seems like a pretty big challenge? Have you tried before using another method or book and unfortunately it didn’t work? Just put those negative thoughts behind you and buy this book now to start playing your very first song today! We’ll provide you a strategy by which someone looking to learn this musical instrument can learn quickly and efficiently. If you are looking to become a pianist, then this audiobook is for you. It is written in simple and concise language; there is no obscure wording that gets in the way of your understanding. This is a must-have for people who are passionate about learning to play the piano, either for themselves or as accompanists. It is also an excellent tool for expert piano players who are looking to learn a thing or two about the history of their beloved instrument, as well as to refresh their memories about chords. In all, you can be sure that this audiobook will set you up on the path toward becoming a great pianist. As long as you are willing to put in the work required and practice everything that is taught in the book, making beautiful music is in your future. Learn the basic terms used in music, like tone, semitone, degrees, sharps, flats, arpeggios, and key signatures. Develop proper posture and fingering technique. Teach yourself to play the basic musical scales in all 12 keys. Learn and apply a wealth of information on chords and where and when to play them.

©2020 Triumph Studio (P)2020 Triumph Studio

Narrator: William Bahl
Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
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Guitar for Beginners

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If you're new to the guitar and want to be playing your first song in seven days or less, then keep reading.... Do you want to learn to play the guitar? Do you want to do it in a fun and practical way? Do you want to be playing your first song by this time next week (or earlier)?  Now, learning the "boring" parts like music theory and all the chords certainly has its place. However, as a beginner, what we want to do is play music, not theorize about it. That's why I'm so passionate about writing these books to help aspiring guitarists not go through the same boring fate I did.  But once you fall in love with playing and realize just how amazing playing your first full songs, your first solo, or your all-time favorite song is, you will be a lot more motivated to sit down and learn the theory. But, as a beginner, you have no idea of the feeling playing can give you, so what you need first is that playing experience! Oh, and you don't need to worry. This isn't a 24/7 all-work, no-play program. Yes, you'll need to spend some time practicing, but it's the 21st century. We have very busy lives, and I made all of the practices and learning as streamlined as possible for you! Here’s a sliver of what you’ll discover inside: The seven must-know chords for any new guitarist (without all the fluff)  The three things you’ll want to know before buying a new guitar (includes a complete buying guide)  A proven guide to schedule your time to maximize your results (We don’t all have endless time to practice, unfortunately)  The most common beginner problems and how to actually fix them  Videos and extra resources that will supercharge your progress The two tips that could prevent you from wasting hours getting nowhere with your practice The three tips for preparing for your first song And that is a tiny fraction of what you’re getting! So, if you want a fun and practical way to actually learn guitar without all the boring and mind-numbing parts, scroll up and click “Buy Now". PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 James Haywire (P)2020 James Haywire

Narrator: Tony Howell
Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Summary

"An artist should not be troubled by the indifference of his contemporaries. He should go on working and say all that he is predestined to say. He should know that posterity alone can deliver a true and just verdict." So said Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and posterity has delivered its verdict. His music is glorious, uplifting, soulful, umourous and wonderfully melodic. Thchaikovsky regarded usic as something to be savoured and shared, and he worked hard and long to that end. This programme reveals much of his troubled life and times and presents many extracts from his marvellous music.

©1977 Kenneth Allen (P)1977 Ivan & Inge Berg

Length: 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Piano Lessons: Cut Out the Fluff, Start Playing the Piano & Reading Music Theory Right Away

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The complete learning experience of professional piano lessons. Have you always wanted to play the piano, but didn't know where to start? Maybe you never got the chance as a kid? Or maybe you haven't played the piano in years and are looking for a refresher?  Well then look no further because this book is perfect for you...  Traditionally, piano lessons have been very boring. They often leave people frustrated and feeling like they’re not learning quickly enough.  Stop burning through your time and start the real playing with this book. It's practically impossible to fail and far less expensive than private piano lessons (full size piano not required!) . The lessons build on skills one by one and what is unique is that each lesson includes bonus videos to really guarantee you learn everything you need to play the piano. It’s like having a teacher in the room with you, but you set the pace.   In this book you will discover:  Essential music theory and glossary of terms Finger exercises (we all need them) Identify all the piano notes Easily form or play original melodies Play songs - from very simple to complex exclusive videos to complete the learning experience   Chord formulas - how to form chords  Play by ear or reading music (it’s easier this way) And much, much more... Imagine being able to sit at the piano and play beautiful, entertaining music. The joy and reward that playing the piano brings is unmatched.  So if you're ready to start playing the piano, then listen to this book! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2020 Tommy Swindali (P)2020 Tommy Swindali

Narrator: Joseph Turner
Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
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The Life and Works of Franz Liszt

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The life of Franz Liszt was as daring and spectacular as his music. Famed throughout Europe as the greatest pianist of the 19th century, he was one of the most original and prophetic composers who ever lived. Beautiful in youth, glowering in age, his high-profile love affairs were the talk of the town wherever he went and his generosity to young musicians was legendary. In this account of his epic life, actors’ readings combine with plentiful musical excerpts to paint a living portrait of a highly complex man. The greatest surprise in this audio-biography of Franz Liszt is that, despite his reputation as a lion of the keyboard and one of the hugely popular superstars of his era, he was, in fact, a steady personality. As Jeremy Siepmann shows, for all Liszt’s pyrotechnics on the keyboard, and itinerant life, he did not succumb uninhibitedly to the temptations of his environment. There existed a deeply reflective strain within him, which is why and how he eventually transformed his public persona from the fabulous virtuoso to Abbé Liszt - as can be experienced in the readings from his letters and memories by Neville Jason.

©2003 Naxos AudioBooks (P)2003 Naxos AudioBooks

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On Bowie

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From the New York Times best-selling author of Love Is a Mix Tape, a thoughtful and loving meditation on the life of the late David Bowie that explores his creative legacy and the enduring and mutual connection he enjoyed with his fans. Innovative. Pioneering. Brave. Until his death in January 2016, David Bowie created art that not only pushed boundaries but helped fans understand themselves and view the world from fantastic new perspectives. When the shocking news of his death on January 10, 2016, broke, the outpouring of grief and adulation was immediate and ongoing. Fans around the world and across generations paid homage to this brilliant, innovate, ever evolving artist who both shaped and embodied our times. In this concise and penetrating book, highly regarded Rolling Stone critic, best-selling author, and lifelong Bowie fan Rob Sheffield shares his own feelings about the passing of this icon and explains why Bowie's death has elicited such an unprecedented emotional outpouring from so many lives.

©2016 Rob Sheffield (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Tristan Morris
Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
Available on Audible
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Guitar Lessons for Beginners

Summary

I wrote this book after a long experience of teaching students on how to play the guitar. The primary reason why I decided to share this knowledge into writing is to help total beginners to understand the instrument differently. My goal is to teach and make the student feel inspired to play music. The guitar is the best thing that occurred in my life. It will be the best thing that will happen in your life too and you will live to thank the inventors of this stringed musical instrument.  The knowledge and motivation I acquired while studying this instrument was indeed remarkable and resourceful that my knowledge and experience that I applied in this book will be helpful for you to commit exclusively. This book includes my own experiences, how to play popular songs, lessons on different musical aspects, and resources on how to become a genius guitarist.  I am confident that by listening to this book, it will bring out the musician in you. Perhaps you might even choose to become a part-time or a full-time guitarist. I want to wish you the best as you go on through the journey of “guitaring” experience. All the best!  Welcome and enjoy!

©2019 Triumph Studio (P)2019 Triumph Studio

Narrator: Scott Walton
Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Guitar Scales for Beginners

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Guitar Scales for Beginners: Here’s the perfect guide if you want to become a guitar pro and play solos effortlessly! Would you like to: Take your guitar playing to the next level? Be better at improvisation and playing solos? Enhance your creativity through music theory? If you are just entering into the world of guitar, it is likely that you’ve heard a thing or two about scales. Unfortunately, many new guitarists shudder when they hear the word scale. Music theory can certainly seem intimidating if you don’t know where to start!  This book will help you understand that learning scales is not difficult or tedious. In fact, scales can be tons of fun if you know how to use them to make music. Plus, scales help guitarists build strength, technique, and hand coordination. Knowing scales will also allow you to play solo and improvise with ease! Here’s what this audiobook can teach you: Guitar scales 101: what they are, how to practice, and why it’s so important that you learn scales (hint: creativity and improvisation) Understanding the fretboard: how to identify the fretboard’s numbered frets and learn musical notes and their names on the fretboard, plus the chromatic scale Intervals and keys: understanding what an interval is with examples from many different popular songs and with exercises that will help you finally get the right keys The most important scales and modes: learning how to play major and minor scales, learning different patterns and positions, plus the pentatonic scale and exotic scales (oriental, Japanese, Hungarian, etc.) Practice makes perfect: ascending and descending exercises, how to practice on one string, tricks for changing direction, how to use nursery rhymes and singing to get better at scales, and tips and tricks for improvisation If you’re ready to take your guitar playing to a new creative and professional level, it’s time to learn the scales! This book is a perfect guide for beginners. You will learn everything you need to know in a simple and practical way! So, scroll up, click on “Buy Now”, and get the audiobook! 

©2020 Guitar Nation (P)2020 Guitar Nation

Narrator: D.F. Forte
Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Financial Freedom: My Only Hope

Summary

Many people work hard all their lives scrimping and saving in order to achieve the American dream of financial freedom. The unfortunate reality, however, is that success is fleeting, and debt, loss, and corruption are all too common. Whether unemployed, underemployed, or still trying to climb the corporate ladder, we’re all plagued by money worries - unless we’re in the one percent. The truth is that we’re all players in the "game of money". Only those who know how to watch the game, identify the levels, and bend the rules can gain the upper hand. In this easy-to-follow guide, you’ll discover how the economic deck is stacked and how to use proven strategies to turn the game in your favor. You’ll need to review the basic structure of banks and the overall financial system before progressing to formulas that will bolster your personal finances. Many believe finding their revenue niche is the answer. It’s not! This text exposes that myth and reveals the multiple streams of income - ordinary, portfolio, and passive - necessary for economic mobility. Learn how to take on new business ventures like an entrepreneur and protect your assets like a multimillionaire. Master the game, and finally achieve long-lasting wealth!

©2018 Jeremiah J. Brown (P)2018 Jeremiah J. Brown

Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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Appetite for Self-Destruction

2 ratings

Summary

For the first time, Appetite for Self-Destruction recounts the story of the precipitous rise and fall of the recording industry over the past three decades, when the incredible success of the CD turned the music business into one of the most glamorous, high-profile industries in the world - and the advent of file sharing brought it to its knees. In a comprehensive, fast-paced account full of larger-than-life personalities, Rolling Stone contributing editor Steve Knopper shows that, after the incredible wealth and excess of the '80s and '90s, Sony, Warner, and the other big players brought about their own downfall through years of denial and bad decisions in the face of dramatic advances in technology. Based on interviews with more than 200 music industry sources - from Warner Music chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. to renegade Napster creator Shawn Fanning - Knopper is the first to offer such a detailed and sweeping contemporary history of the industry's wild ride through the past three decades. From the birth of the compact disc, through the explosion of CD sales in the '80s and '90s, the emergence of Napster, and the secret talks that led to iTunes, to the current collapse of the industry as CD sales plummet, Knopper takes us inside the boardrooms, recording studios, private estates, garage computer labs, company jets, corporate infighting, and secret deals of the big names and behind-the-scenes players who made it all happen.

©2009 Steve Knopper (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Dan John Miller
Length: 11 hrs
Available on Audible
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Elvis Presley Quiz Book

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Are you a true Elvis Presley fan? Have you picked up lots of little known facts about Elvis over the years? Then, the time has now come to put your knowledge to the test with this enjoyable quiz about one of the most successful musicians of all time. This Elvis Presley quiz book contains 101 informative and entertaining questions - all with multiple choice answers. Some of the questions are easy, and some more challenging, and they are all designed to test your knowledge of Elvis's long and successful musical career - and teach you a new fact or two! Elvis Presley is one of the most talented and most successful musicians of all time, so let's find out about Elvis Presley. How much do you know? This is a must-have for all true Elvis fans, wherever you live in the world, so get this audiobook now.

©2020 Glowworm Press (P)2020 Glowworm Press

Narrator: Jerry Wright
Author: Colin Carter
Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Scary Monsters and Super Freaks

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Mike Sager is to drugs, porn, and crimes of desperate delusion what Dominic Dunne is to the society murder. In addition to his long-classic Rolling Stone story "The Devil and John Holmes" (which helped inspire the Val Kilmer film Wonderland) and his groundbreaking GQ piece about murdered Irish investigative reporter Veronica Guerin (also the subject of a major film starring Cate Blanchett), Scary Monsters and Super Freaks is a wonderful rogue's gallery of up-close pieces about the most public failures of the American dream. From Rick James and his drug-fueled detour into white slavery to the life and suicide of porn starlet Savannah, from deep inside the beating of Rodney King and the Heaven's Gate cult suicides to Chuck Berry's sexual predilections, this book brings to high-profile true crime a highly identifiable voice and style. Currently Esquire's Writer-at-Large, Sager takes us along for the ride with a raft of other figures including the late NWA Rapper Easy E. Winner, the FBI agent who fell in love with his informant, and the highest ranking DEA agent to be busted for drug trafficking. This is a brilliant debut collection by one of America's most respected and stylish crime writers.

©2003 Mike Sager, Copyright 2012 by Mike Sager (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: George Orlando
Author: Mike Sager
Length: 19 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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The Sick Bag Song

6 ratings

Summary

The Sick Bag Song chronicles Cave's journey with his band, the Bad Seeds, on a 22-day North American tour. Inspired by John Berryman's Dream Songs, it is an epic exploration of inspiration, creativity, loss, love and death. The book blends poetry, lyrics, memories, musings, flights of fancy and journal entries. The Sick Bag Song began life scribbled onto airline sick bags acquired during the internal flights taken by Cave during the tour. To some degree a companion piece to his feature doc 20,000 Days on Earth, The Sick Bag Song further explores and develops the mystique of Nick Cave.

©2016 Nick Cave (P)2016 Canongate Books Ltd

Narrator: Nick Cave
Author: Nick Cave
Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Improve Your Singing Voice Without Taking Singing Lessons

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How to Improve Your Singing Voice Without Taking Singing Lessons by Logan Foster. Sound interesting? The author thinks so too! Listen to How to Improve Your Singing Voice Without Taking Singing Lessons and learn about singing.

©2020 Logan Foster (P)2020 Logan Foster

Narrator: Doby Daenger
Author: Logan Foster
Length: 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Harmonica

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The harmonica is one of the easiest instruments to play; it sounds really amazing and can be used for a wide range of musical styles. This portable instrument allows you to make music anywhere - on your way to work, school, at the beach, or with your friends. The complete beginners guide has been made to show you everything you need to know from the first time you get a harmonica. With this wonderful book, you will get a thorough harmonic guide on how to play and maintain your harmonica. This guide will also show you the various types and brands of the harmonica. It will also show you how harmonica works. You will learn the various harmonica techniques, including how to bend on both inhales and exhales. This is your chance to learn how to make music the exciting and fun way. Get your copy today by scrolling up and clicking "Buy" today to master this wonderful instrument.

©2019 Irvin Harris (P)2020 Irvin Harris

Narrator: Trevor Clinger
Author: Irvin Harris
Length: 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Piano + Music Theory

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This is a complete learning experience of professional piano lessons and explainer videos by a trained piano teacher. Grab your chance to own this two-book bundle about learning to play the piano for beginners or refreshing the advanced. Including: Piano lessons: Cut out the fluff, and start playing the piano right away - for beginners or refreshing the advanced Piano music theory: swiftly learn the piano and music theory essentials, and save big on months of private lessons Traditionally, piano lessons can be boring and require a fixed time. And most books are either too complex or boring. This often leaves people frustrated and feeling like giving up. Instead, this book explains the essentials in an easy to understand way. The lessons build on skills one by one, plus bonus videos to really guarantee you learn everything you need to play the piano. It’s like having a teacher in the room with you! By the end of this book, you will be able to understand the core concepts of playing piano and reading and composing music. Stop burning through your time, and start the real piano playing with this book. (Full-size piano not required!) Inside you will discover: Essential music theory and glossary of terms Piano charts, cheat sheets, and diagrams (learn faster and easier) Exclusive videos to complete the learning experience The four elements of music explained (melody, harmony, rhythm, dynamics) Easy piano hacks from the grand masters (Chopin and Beethoven) Piano chords - instantly sound like a pro (master the basics and construct any chord) Songwriting 101 - write songs and melodies to match your lyrics or emotions And much, much more... Your journey towards music success starts here. So if you're ready to start playing the piano, then listen to this book. Please note: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Tommy Swindali (P)2020 Tommy Swindali

Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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A Little Devil in America

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A stirring meditation on Black performance in America from the New York Times best-selling author of Go Ahead in the Rain “Whether heralding unsung entertainers or reexamining legends, Hanif Abdurraqib weaves together gorgeous essays that reveal the resilience, heartbreak, and joy within Black performance. I read this book breathlessly.” (Brit Bennett, author of The Vanishing Half) At the March on Washington in 1963, Josephine Baker was 57 years old, well beyond her most prolific days. But in her speech she was in a mood to consider her life, her legacy, her departure from the country she was now triumphantly returning to.  “I was a devil in other countries, and I was a little devil in America, too,” she told the crowd.  Inspired by these few words, Hanif Abdurraqib has written a profound and lasting reflection on how Black performance is inextricably woven into the fabric of American culture. Each moment in every performance he examines - whether it’s the 27 seconds in “Gimme Shelter” in which Merry Clayton wails the words “rape, murder”. a schoolyard fistfight, a dance marathon, or the instant in a game of spades right after the cards are dealt - has layers of resonance in Black and white cultures, the politics of American empire, and Abdurraqib’s own personal history of love, grief, and performance. Abdurraqib writes prose brimming with jubilation and pain, infused with the lyricism and rhythm of the musicians he loves. With care and generosity, he explains the poignancy of performances big and small, each one feeling intensely familiar and vital, both timeless and desperately urgent. Filled with sharp insight, humor, and heart, A Little Devil in America exalts the Black performance that unfolds in specific moments in time and space - from midcentury Paris to the moon, and back down again to a cramped living room in Columbus, Ohio.

©2020 Hanif Abdurraqib (P)2020 Random House Audio

Narrator: JD Jackson
Length: 10 hrs
Available on Audible
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Songwriting Secrets - 2 Books in 1

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Songwriting Secrets - 2 Books in 1: The Definitive Guide to Discover the Secrets of Songwriting, Write the Perfect Lyrics and Boost Your Career In this book, the author teaches you everything you need to know to learn how to write and sing a song. If you want to know the types of voices and how to control your vocality then Songwriting Secrets is the perfect book for you.  Here it is what you will find inside:   How to write and sing a song  How to improve your vocality  Learn how to manage your vocals  Write the perfect lyrics  ...and much more!   Don't lose time anymore! Scroll the page and press the buy button!  

©2020 Calvin Carter (P)2020 Calvin Carter

Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Songs of America

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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER •  A celebration of American history through the music that helped to shape a nation, by Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham and music superstar Tim McGraw “Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw form an irresistible duo - connecting us to music as an unsung force in our nation's history.” (Doris Kearns Goodwin) Through all the years of strife and triumph, America has been shaped not just by our elected leaders and our formal politics but also by our music - by the lyrics, performers, and instrumentals that have helped to carry us through the dark days and to celebrate the bright ones. From “The Star-Spangled Banner” to “Born in the USA”, Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw take listeners on a moving and insightful journey through eras in American history and the songs and performers that inspired us. Meacham chronicles our history, exploring the stories behind the songs, and Tim McGraw reflects on them as an artist and performer. Their perspectives combine to create a unique view of the role music has played in uniting and shaping a nation.  Beginning with the battle hymns of the revolution, and taking us through songs from the defining events of the Civil War, the fight for women’s suffrage, the two world wars, the Great Depression, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and into the 21st century, Meacham and McGraw explore the songs that defined generations, and the cultural and political climates that produced them. Listeners will discover the power of music in the lives of figures such as Harriet Tubman, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, Jr., and will learn more about some of our most beloved musicians and performers, including Marian Anderson, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, Carole King, Bruce Springsteen, and more. Songs of America explores both famous songs and lesser-known ones, expanding our understanding of the scope of American music and lending deeper meaning to the historical context of such songs as “My Country, ’Tis of Thee”, “God Bless America”, “Over There”, “We Shall Overcome”, and “Blowin’ in the Wind”. As Quincy Jones says, Meacham and McGraw have “convened a concert in Songs of America”, one that reminds us of who we are, where we’ve been, and what we, at our best, can be. 

©2019 Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw (P)2019 Random House Audio

Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Guitar Fretboard

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If you want to learn all the notes on the fretboard in as little as one day in a practical and fun manner, then keep reading... Sick of not knowing what notes you're playing? Want to understand how notes are arranged on the fretboard? Want to communicate those amazing ideas in your head into written format to other musicians (or your band mates, even)? If you answered "yes" to even one of those questions, then you’ve come to the right place. We notice a lot of musicians who can’t even name the note or sequence they just played. This is like being a professional footballer without knowing the names of the positions on the pitch! Don’t become one of those guitarists who try to learn the theory without actually understanding the fretboard. That’s why I decided to come up this practical guide to learning the fretboard to help people finally learn the fretboard in as little as one day, in a way that is actually enjoyable. The fretboard will no longer seem daunting to you! But why does the fretboard even matter and why should you even buy this book? Well, here’s a sample of what you’ll discover inside: The exact process of learning the fretboard, broken down into an easy-to-digest, step-by-step format An easy-to-follow approach that will give even complete beginners a simple path to fast results The essential theory behind each concept for those who actually need it Proven memory techniques to supercharge your learning ability (you can apply this to anything you learn, by the way) Over 27 fun exercises and tips to help maximize your results, even if you’ve never picked up a guitar before Diagrams to help aid the learning process and maximize your learning potential The exact process to help you memorize the fretboard in 24 hours or less (your peers will be impressed) And that is barely scratching the surface. So, if you want to maximize your potential as a musician by learning the fretboard in one day or less, then scroll up and click on the "buy now" button. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 James Haywire (P)2020 James Haywire

Narrator: Tony Howell
Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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Music Theory

Summary

Learn Music Theory in One Week or Less! Are you interested in music, but don't know where to start? Do you secretly wish to become a respectful musician in your industry? Would you like to create mind-blowing melodies and creative songs? In this outstanding audiobook, you will learn music theory in the most effective, educational, and successful way! No matter if you're a complete beginner, have no previous musical knowledge, or struggling to create nice music - this book will be the only guide on music theory you'll ever need. Here's what you can find inside: Learn how to read music using proven techniques Understand the symbols and the notes of a music score Learn octaves, pitch, tempo, and scales Discover how you can write amazing melodies, even if you have no experience And much, much more! Learn from a professional musician, an incredible instructor and a flowing narrator who will guide you from your first attempt. You can't go wrong! All the tools you need to learn music theory are inside this comprehensive audiobook, and the entire book is written for inexperienced people, so you can get good fast and most importantly - have fun! Who this audiobook is for: Anyone who is ready to learn music and looking for a beginner-friendly guide People who have some musical experience and want to sharpen their skills People who want to master music, become the best musicians, and even teach others! I have no musical background. Is this book for me? Yes! No matter if you're completely new to music or even have some sort of experience, this book will help you to understand music theory and sharpen the skills you already possess What instruments can I play with the help of this book? From piano to guitar, electronic or symphony, any style of music can be learned with this book and get your competent. Buy now and get this amazing crash course!

©2019 Lewis Gray (P)2020 Lewis Gray

Narrator: Andy Parrish
Author: Lewis Gray
Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Acoustic Guitar

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To become a good guitarist means that you need to know at least some basics of the music theory. Now, you will know even more than just the basics terms! But before we start uncovering the secrets of music, we would like to point out a few things about practicing and its importance. Firstly, we would like to point out that the amount of time will not help you improve unless you have a good plan and a clear goal. You need to combine these two things to achieve the level of playing that you aim for.  Every fine musician nurtures its skills; he or she develops them patiently and uses patterns that are both comprehensive and systematic. That is the best way to correct your flaws while keeping your virtuosity.

©2019 Franklin's Instruments (P)2019 Franklin's Instruments

Narrator: Peter Prova
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Music Business Skills for Musicians: Make Money from Music, Discover the Music Industry and Explode Your Music Career!

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If you're in the music business, read on.  Today you need to view yourself through the new rules of the music industry. Those who play by them will succeed. Gone are the old days where you would hope to get signed and then become a star (i.e., everything would be done for you). Do you wonder why other artists are getting breaks and you are not? Making it in the music industry isn't about catching that big break anymore. Getting your career off the ground can be a long and scary task. In this cutting-edge book Tommy Swindali maps out everything you need to know and provides you with the tools necessary to get to where you want to be. The tools are yours to use, but only if you want it bad enough. Find out why you should run your music career like a business. Then allow me to simplify that process and walk you through all the steps that the professionals take. You don’t want to be another tired and broke artist forced to get a job you hate. Do yourself a favor, whether you are an active or aspiring musician, or an aspiring music manager or agent - this book is perfect for you. In this book you will discover:  What to look for when making a deal Understand the importance of streaming and subscription Discover the new rules of the music industry with "360 degree" deals Connect with the right people who will help you to the next level Multiply your income forever with music licensing How to get signed and have a&rs chasing you The secrets to using funding Develop your brand and make a good first impression Monetizing your music And much, much more So if you want to go somewhere big with your music and/or learn the music business, click add to cart.

©2019 Tommy Swindali (P)2019 Tommy Swindali

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Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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The History of Classical Music

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From Gregorian Chant to Henryk Gorecki, the first living classical composer to get into the pop album charts, here is the fascinating story of over a thousand years of Western classical music and the composers who have sought to express in music the deepest of human feelings and emotions. Polyphony, sonata form, serial music - many musical expressions are also explained - with the text illustrated by performances from some of the most highly praised recordings of recent years.

©1997 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd. (P)1997 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.

Narrator: Robert Powell
Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Ring of the Nibelung: Opera Explained

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Wagner’s Ring cycle is the most ambitious work in the history of music: four operas that combine to tell a single epic story. Based in legend, it has become a legend in its own right: a supreme challenge for conductors, singers, opera producers, and indeed for audiences. But for all its grandeur and complexity, The Ring is far more accessible than many music lovers think. This audiobook guide explains the basics of the plot, profiles the leading characters, and shows how Wagner’s revolutionary music adds fascinating layers of meaning and psychological insight, as well as providing some of the most stirring and intoxicating moments in the entire operatic repertoire.

©2007 Naxos AudioBooks (P)2007 Naxos AudioBooks

Narrator: Stephen Johnson
Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Music Theory Essentials

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Discover the easiest way to learn music theory and acquire the ability to master any musical instrument. Dear friend, Would you like to be able to play any musical instrument with confidence and sound like a professional musician? Would you like to unlock the secrets of notes, music scales, keys, and chords and become an expert in rhythm and melody? If you do, then this is the perfect book for you. And don't worry if you don't know anything about music theory - the most important thing is that you are willing to learn. This book is specifically designed for beginners that have no prior knowledge of music theory. Most of the "beginner's guides" you can find on the market are too boring or too complicated. This book is written in a simple and easy to digest manner, so you'll easily absorb all needed knowledge and become an incredible musician in no time. What you can find inside this beginner's guide: Basic concepts revolving around music Universals of music theory The benefits of knowing music theory Music theory is the study of what music is, how it is done, how it is organized, and how and why it can affect us. Musicians, such as pianists, guitarists, drummers, oboe players, or vocalists, study music theory to understand what various instruments (or voices) are capable of doing and not doing, to learn and memorize pieces of music faster, and to be able to improvise more easily and effectively. Here is what you'll learn: How to read music sheets How to read rhythm, key, and time signatures. How to create music with ease If you want to quickly and easily learn music theory, then all you have to do is take this book in your hands and follow the lessons and guides. With this book, you'll master music theory in no time! So what are you waiting for?

©2020 Barton Press (P)2020 Barton Press

Author: Barton Press