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Featuring more than three hours of video instruction, this extended master class picks up where Mastering Fretboard Harmony left off, delving deeper into the immense realm of music theory and harmonic principles as practiced in Western music. Instructor Jimmy Brown thoroughly discusses a broad range of harmony-related topics for intermediate to advanced players. He reveals the inner workings of the symmetrical diminished and augmented scales, explores hexatonic scale harmony, explains the chord-scale relationships that exist within the harmonic and melodic minor scales, and demonstrates their most interesting applications, particularly for soloing over exotic chords. As a bonus, Mastering Fretboard Harmony Part 2 comes with a 54-page digital TAB booklet that features 294 examples.
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Death Metal and Music Criticism: Analysis at the Limits, by Michelle Phillipov, is a significant intervention in popular music studies, and in the growing area of metal studies in particular. Combining original analyses of death metal with substantial and accessible overviews of popular music studies as a field, Phillipov demonstrates how the premium music studies have traditionally placed on political engagement serves to circumscribe our understanding of the complexity and specificity of musical styles.  
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Offers new insights into the 'Nutcracker' phenomenon by examining it as a dance scholar and critic, a former participant, an observer of popular culture, and aninterviewer of those who dance, present, and watch the beloved ballet.
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This unique guide helps all musicians: open up new avenues of expression through a pain-free, healthy, fluid approach to music-making; overcome performance anxiety, general tension, and muscular injury; and increase learning skills and facilitate more effective motor coordination. "This is a highly recommended book to read for the musician who needs information about maximizing one's full potential as an artist. This book is practical in that it covers all aspects of musicianship, ranging from the mental preparations involved in performance to the actual bodily care needed to prevent long-term injuries." - BOOK REVIEW
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(Real Book Play-Along). Now available: play-along CDs for some of the most popular songs featured in the world-famous Real Books ! Each volume features selections sorted alphabetically from the 2nd edition. Instrumentalists can play-along with a real rhythm section professionally recorded for these products. Volume 2 S-Z includes 60 songs: St. Louis Blues * St. Thomas * Salt Peanuts * Smoke Gets in Your Eyes * Speak Low * Stardust * Tangerine * There's a Small Hotel * These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You) * The Things We Did Last Summer * The Way You Look Tonight * What'll I Do? * Why Do I Love You? * Yardbird Suite * You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To * You're Nobody 'til Somebody Loves You * and more.
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The definitive autobiography in a new paperback edition! "Maria Tallchief and American ballet came of age in the same moment. . . . Her story will always be the story of ballet conquering America. It was and is an American romance."--The New Yorker   "Tallchief's autobiography provides us with many stories, insights, even passing remarks that shed light on both this crucial moment in dance history and Balanchine's elusive personality. Tallchief has now given us her definitive and convincing account of Balanchine as choreographer, teacher, husband, friend."--New York Times Book Review  
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This engaging guide to the 175 most popular operas will enhance the experience of every opera lover. The book consists of entries that set each opera within the context of its composer's career, outline the plot, discuss the music, & give relevant background information on the libretto, the staging, & the most famous & influential interpreters of the principal roles. In addition, the entries recountdetails of the first performance & subsequent performance history & provide guidance on the relative quality of available recordings. Index of Titles; General Index. 627p.
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A black superstar of American dance recounts her exciting life and career, describing her discovery by Agnes DeMille, her frustration with her size and color in a field dominated by petite, white women, and her collaboration with Ailey. 30,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.
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(Guitar Solo). 15 more tunes for your fingerpicking repertoire, including: Autumn Leaves * Cast Your Fate to the Wind * Cheek to Cheek * A Day in the Life of a Fool (Manha De Carnaval) * Georgia on My Mind * It's Only a Paper Moon * Moon River * My Romance * The Nearness of You * Route 66 * Sentimental Journey * Stompin' at the Savoy * This Can't Be Love * When Sunny Gets Blue * You Are My Sunshine.
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Absolution

By Muse

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With a loud energetic style fueled by killer guitars and monstrous choruses, the English rock trio Muse has been compared to bands such as Radiohead, Black Sabbath, and Queen and even to Baroque composers. Titles are: Apocalypse Please * Time Is Running Out * Sing for Absolution * Stockholm Syndrome * Falling Away with You * Interlude * Hysteria * Blackout * Butterflies & Hurricanes * The Small Print * Endlessly * Thoughts of a Dying Atheist * Ruled by Secrecy.
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(Master Musicians: The Lives and Music of the Great Composers). First published in 1976, and now greatly expanded, this biography of the German composer includes a complete chapter devoted to the songs and choral music, acomparatively neglected side of the composer's output. Illustrations include musical examples. 237p. Pap.
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*For Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology* *, (Editors); Timothy J. Cooley*
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All About Piano

By Mark Harrison

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Keyboard InstructionHave you struggled through tedious lessons and boring instruction books in your desire to learn to play the piano? If you wish there was a fun and engaging way to motivate you in your piano playing quest, then this is it: All About Piano is for you. Whether it's learning to read music, playing by ear, improvising, or all of the above, this enjoyable guide will help you to finally start playing your favorite songs in many different styles. Plus, learn interesting tid-bits on piano makes & models, care and maintenance, other keyboard instruments, and other fun stuff about the piano. This fun-filled, easy-to-use guide includes:* An introduction to pianos and keyboard instruments* Step-by-step music reading instruction* How to play by ear and improvise* Background on various styles of music, including dozens of favorite songs* Performing tips.Over 40 popular songs, including: All My Loving (The Beatles) * Can You Feel the Love Tonight (Elton John) * Fur Elise (Beethoven) * Imagine (John Lennon) * Linus and Lucy (Vince Guaraldi) * Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton) * Your Cheatin' Heart (Hank Williams) * and more. The CD includes 70 tracks for demo and play-along.
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Stone Sour

By Stone Sour

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(Guitar Recorded Versions). All 12 alt-metal songs from their '06 CD transcribed exactly as played. Includes: Cardiff * Come What(ever) May * 1st Person * Hell & Consequences * Made of Scars * Reborn * Sillyworld * Socio * 30-30/150 * Through Glass * Your God * ZZYZX Rd. PARENTAL ADVISORY: EXPLICIT LYRICS
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