(Jazz Book). An exciting book on the theory and studies of the Pentatonic Scales for the Jazz-Rock keyboardist. It covers the basics of how to build pentatonic scales, a comprehensive practice routine, and a jazz vocabulary.
The perfect introduction to the electronic keyboard, and ideal for the absolute beginner getting started with their first instrument. With absolutely no musical knowledge required, this simple yet comprehensive guide is perfect for adults and children alike.
Swingin' at the Savoy
Author: Norma Miller, Evette Jensen
The dancer and choreographer chronicles her life and provides a history of the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem and its influence on American culture.
Living with Liszt
Author: Carl Lachmund, Alan Walker
Publisher: Pendragon Press
Grade by Grade - Piano
Author: Iain Farrington
Publisher: Schott & Company
Jazz Piano Studies 1
Author: John Kember
Publisher: Faber & Faber
The first of two Jazz Study books from the pen of John Kember, they are fantastic collections of studies and study pieces for the developing jazz pianist. Each book spans a host of jazz idioms from blues, trad and 'big band' to gospel, ballad and more reflective styles. Jazz Piano Studies 1 concentrates on swing, anticipation, syncopation, chord sequences and walking bass. Both books contain hints and tips throughout to keep the performer on the right track.
Blues Guitar Rules
Author: Peter Fischer
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
An in-depth look at the practical and theoretical concepts of traditional and modern blues guitar, covering all the important technical, rhythm and improvisational ideas. The book is divided into three stages: easy blues, blues & blues rock styles, and jazz blues. Stage 1 describes the development and basis of blues guitar, and is particularly appropriate for beginners. Stage 2 goes off more in the rock direction and gives the reader an insight into the concepts and licks of several influential guitarists including Clapton, Hendrix, Robben Ford, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Moore, and others. Stage 3 features a number of concepts that come from jazz that can also be used in a blues context. A great number of examples and blues jam tracks appear on the accompanying CD. In notation and tablature.
Language and Reality
Author: Vilém Flusser
Publisher: Univocal Publishing
In Language and Reality, originally published in S�o Paulo, Brazil, in 1964, Vil�m Flusser continues his philosophical and theoretical exploration into language. He begins to postulate that language is not simply a map of the world but also the driving force for projecting worlds and enters then into a feedback with what is projected. Flusser's thesis leads him to claim, in a seemingly missed encounter of a dialogue with Wittgenstein, that language is not limited to its ontological and epistemological aspects but rather is at the service of its aesthetic. Traversing a diverse area of research and ruminations on cybernetics to poetry, music, the visual arts, religion, and mysticism, Language and Reality can be viewed as a vital transitional work in Flusser's emerging thought that will eventually lead to his works in the 1970s and 1980s concerning what we would later consider media theory, design, and digital culture.