Essential Dictionary of Orchestration

The Most Practical and Comprehensive Resource for Composers, Arrangers and Orchestrators

Author: Dave Black,Tom Gerou

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 9781457412998

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 5350


At last, an orchestration book tailor-made for the classroom musician on a budget. Any teacher, student or professional musician, whether a composer, orchestrator, arranger, performer or enthusiast will find this thoroughly comprehensive dictionary full of the most needed information on over 150 instruments. Designed for quick and easy reference, the Essential Dictionary of Orchestration includes those much-needed instrument ranges, general characteristics, tone quality descriptions, technical pitfalls, useful scoring tips and much more!

Contemporary Orchestration

A Practical Guide to Instruments, Ensembles, and Musicians

Author: R.J. Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317806247

Category: Music

Page: 484

View: 8092


Contemporary Orchestration: A Practical Guide to Instruments, Ensembles, and Musicians teaches students how to orchestrate for a wide variety of instruments, ensembles, and genres, while preparing them for various real-world professional settings ranging from the concert hall to the recording studio. Unlike most orchestration texts, it includes coverage of contemporary instruments and ensembles alongside traditional orchestra and chamber ensembles. Features Practical considerations: Practical suggestions for choosing a work to orchestrate, and what to avoid when writing for each instrument. Pedagogical features In the Profession: Professional courtesies, considerations and expectations. Building the Score: Step-by-step construction of an orchestration. Scoring Examples: Multiple scoring examples for each instrument. Exercises: Analyzing, problem solving, and creating orchestration solutions. Critical Thinking: Alternate approaches and solutions.

Essential Dictionary of Orchestration

Ranges, General Characteristics, Technical Considerations, Scoring Tips : the Most Practical and Comprehensive Resource for Composers, Arrangers & Orchestrators

Author: Dave Black,Tom Gerou

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739000212

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 1571


At last, an orchestration book tailor-made for the classroom musician on a budget. Any teacher, student or professional musician, whether a composer, orchestrator, arranger, performer or enthusiast will find this thoroughly comprehensive dictionary full of the most needed information on over 150 instruments. Designed for quick and easy reference, the Essential Dictionary of Orchestration includes those much-needed instrument ranges, general characteristics, tone quality descriptions, technical pitfalls, useful scoring tips and much more!

Behind Bars

The Definitive Guide to Music Notation

Author: Elaine Gould

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571514564

Category: Music

Page: 676

View: 6997


Behind Bars is the indispensable reference book for composers, arrangers, teachers and students of composition, editors, and music processors. Supported by 1,500 music examples of published scores from Bach to Xenakis, this seminal and all-encompassing guide encourages new standards of excellence and accuracy.

Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition

How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant

Author: W. Chan Kim,Renee Mauborgne

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1625274491

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 9949


Argues against common competitive practices while outlining recommendations based on the creation of untapped market spaces with growth potential.

Rock, Jazz and Pop Arranging

All the Facts and All the Know-how

Author: Daryl Runswick

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571511082

Category: Music

Page: 220

View: 9361


This practical guide is designed for aspiring amateur and professional musicians. The book covers every aspect of jazz, rock and pop arranging, from a basic lead sheet to scoring for full ensemble with voices. The book includes tips and hints, presented in an easy-to-use format.

The Study of Orchestration

Author: Samuel Adler

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393920659


Page: 800

View: 1736


Written by a renowned composer whose works have been performed by major orchestras around the world, The Study of Orchestration is the only text that explores the characteristics of orchestral instruments and shows students how a master composer approaches orchestration. The Fourth Edition invites students to experience the instruments through online audio and video recordings and now offers more coverage of writing for band.

Essentials of Cognitive Grammar

Author: Ronald W. Langacker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199937354

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 269

View: 6638


Tailored to students, this abridged version of Cognitive Grammar positions Langacker's authoritative work as an accessible, attractive cornerstone of cognitive linguistics as the field continues to evolve.

The Definitive Book of Body Language

The Hidden Meaning Behind People's Gestures and Expressions

Author: Barbara Pease,Allan Pease

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780307483690

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 6669


Available for the first time in the United States, this international bestseller reveals the secrets of nonverbal communication to give you confidence and control in any face-to-face encounter–from making a great first impression and acing a job interview to finding the right partner. It is a scientific fact that people’s gestures give away their true intentions. Yet most of us don’t know how to read body language–and don’t realize how our own physical movements speak to others. Now the world’s foremost experts on the subject share their techniques for reading body language signals to achieve success in every area of life. Drawing upon more than thirty years in the field, as well as cutting-edge research from evolutionary biology, psychology, and medical technologies that demonstrate what happens in the brain, the authors examine each component of body language and give you the basic vocabulary to read attitudes and emotions through behavior. Discover: • How palms and handshakes are used to gain control • The most common gestures of liars • How the legs reveal what the mind wants to do • The most common male and female courtship gestures and signals • The secret signals of cigarettes, glasses, and makeup • The magic of smiles–including smiling advice for women • How to use nonverbal cues and signals to communicate more effectively and get the reactions you want Filled with fascinating insights, humorous observations, and simple strategies that you can apply to any situation, this intriguing book will enrich your communication with and understanding of others–as well as yourself. From the Hardcover edition.

Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn

A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching All Adults

Author: Raymond J. Wlodkowski,Margery B. Ginsberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119077990

Category: Education

Page: 512

View: 1687


The classic interdisciplinary reference on adult education, updated for today's learning environment Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn provides adult educators with the information and strategies they need to guide non-traditional students toward positive educational outcomes. Providing a clear framework, guidelines for instructional planning, real-world examples, and cutting-edge ideas, this book fills the need for intrinsically motivating instruction targeted specifically toward adults returning to school. This new fourth edition sharpens the focus on community colleges, where most first-generation college students and working adults begin their higher education, and explores the rising use of technology and alternative delivery methods including a new chapter covering online instruction. Since the publication of its first edition, this book has become a classic reference for understanding adult motivation in educational and training settings. As more and more adults re-enter the educational system, instructors and trainers will find extraordinary value in this exploration at the intersection of research and practice. Examine the latest neuroscience and psychological research pertaining to adult motivation and learning Delve into alternative formats including online learning, interactive learning materials, and more Elicit and encourage adult intrinsic motivation using the Motivational Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching and sixty practical, research-backed strategies Adopt a culturally responsive instructional approach for an inclusive and equitable learning environment. Adult students differ from traditional students in motivation, attitude, experience, and more; this, combined with an increasingly diverse body of students as well electronic delivery methods, makes today's teaching environment a new landscape for instructors to navigate. Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn provides a clear guide to success for instructors and students alike.

Video Production Handbook

Author: Gerald Millerson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136045384

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 5996


This practical sourcebook has been specially prepared to give you an at-a-glance guide to quality video program-making on a modest budget. Emphasis throughout is on excellence with economy; whether you are working alone or with a small multi-camera group. The well-tried techniques detailed here will steer you through the hazards of production, helping you to avoid those frustrating, time-wasting problems, and to create an effective video program. For many years Video Production Handbook has helped students and program-makers in a wide range of organizations. Now in its thoroughly revised 3rd edition, Video Production Handbook guides you step-by-step, explaining how to develop your initial program ideas, and build them into a successful working format. It covers the techniques of persuasive camerawork, successful lighting and sound treatment, video editing...etc. You will find straightforward up-to-the-minute guidance with your daily production problems, and a wealth of practical tips based on the author's personal experience. In this extended edition, you will see how you can use quite modest chromakey facilities and visual effects to create the magic of virtual reality surroundings. Gerald Millerson's internationally acclaimed writings are based on a long and distinguished career with the BBC. His lecturing background includes TV production courses in the United States and UK. His other books for Focal Press have become standard works in a number of languages, and include his classic course text Television Production 13th ed, Effective TV Production 3rd ed, Video Camera Techniques 2nd ed, Lighting for TV and Film 3rd ed, Lighting for Video 3rd ed and TV Scenic Design.

Ability Explorer

Author: Joan C. Harrington,Thomas F. Harrington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781593573003

Category: Ability

Page: 16

View: 9526


Ability Explorerranks strengths in the 14 abilities important in today’s workplace. In about 30 minutes, individuals learn their strongest abilities, plus related courses, activities, and careers for developing and using these abilities. Written at an 8th grade reading level, this 140-question assessment raises self-awareness and creates a foundation for informed career and educational planning. Individuals are asked to read each statement and then indicate how good they are or would be at doing an activity. Ability Explorermeasures these 14 abilities: Artistic; Clerical; Interpersonal; Language; Leadership; Manual; Musical/Dramatic; Numerical/Mathematical; Organizational; Scientific; Persuasive; Spatial; Social; Technical/Mechanical. This assessment can be used with groups or individuals. It directly links to career guidance and counseling literature and to resources from the U.S. Department of Labor, particularly the Occupational Outlook Handbook. It has excellent reliability and validity, was normed on over 8,000 people, and has been tested and used in many states and settings.


A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113587316X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 640

View: 1303


No judgement of taste is innocent - we are all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu's Distinction brilliantly illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world, focusing on the tastes and preferences of the French bourgeoisie. First published in 1979, the book is at once a vast ethnography of contemporary France and a dissection of the bourgeois mind. In the course of everyday life we constantly choose between what we find aesthetically pleasing, and what we consider tacky, merely trendy, or ugly. Taste is not pure. Bourdieu demonstrates that our different aesth