Violin Theory

String Orchestra Music/String Orchestra Method

Author: Croft Dorothy

Publisher: Southern Music Company

ISBN: 9781581060683

Category: Music

Page: 48

View: 8882


(Southern Music). Developed by master string teacher Dorothy Croft to enhance the teaching of music theory in relation to the violin. A practical approach to teaching.

Abracadabra Viola

The Way to Learn Through Songs and Tunes

Author: Peter Davey

Publisher: A & C Black

ISBN: 9781408114582

Category: Recorded accompaniments (Viola)

Page: 64

View: 1182


The way to learn viola through songs and tunes.

Beginner Violin Theory for Children, Book One


Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 1609745337

Category: Music

Page: 84

View: 972


This book is designed as a workbook to teach theory specifically relevant to the violin at a level that is attainable and challenging, yet fun for young children. It is intended to build confidence and solidify the relationship between theory and playing. Children will enjoy the drawing and coloring activities in the book, while developing the fundamentals of violin theory at the same time. the book can be used to teach beginners the basics of theory, or even to refresh musicians who might need a small review of violin theory. No matter who uses this book, it will give a strong foundation to violin theory, and through this understanding will foster a greater love of playing. Concepts covered in this book include: learning the parts of the violin; learning about line and space notes; learning musical symbols; and how to draw music.

Other Planets

The Music of Karlheinz Stockhausen

Author: Robin Maconie,Consultant in Music Education and Technology Composer Former Pupil of Stockhausen Robin Maconie

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810853560

Category: Music

Page: 577

View: 8785


Here is a catalogue raisonee of Stockhausen's complete output, involving no technical analyses, but rather an examination of the music's aesthetic, practical, and intellectual assumptions. The book contains plentiful citations from the history of radio, film, and sound recording, and from contemporary science and technology. Laid out in strict chronological order, it contains unusually ample commentary on the composer's sources of inspiration, including discussions of the composers Hermann Schroeder, Olivier Messiaen, Pierre Schaeffer, Herbert Eimert, John Cage, the information scientist Werner Meyer-Eppler, and structural anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss. Each of Stockhausen's compositions is treated on its own terms, and also as a piece in a larger puzzle, embracing surrealist art and literature as well as music. Every piece of music is fully documented within the text with full information of the publisher, catalogue number, instrumentation, duration, and composer-authorized compact disc.

The Violinist's Thumb

And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code

Author: Sam Kean

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780316202985

Category: SCIENCE

Page: 243

View: 7621


From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes more incredible stories of science, history, language, and music, as told by our own DNA. In The Disappearing Spoon, bestselling author Sam Kean unlocked the mysteries of the periodic table. In THE VIOLINIST'S THUMB, he explores the wonders of the magical building block of life: DNA. There are genes to explain crazy cat ladies, why other people have no fingerprints, and why some people survive nuclear bombs. Genes illuminate everything from JFK's bronze skin (it wasn't a tan) to Einstein's genius. They prove that Neanderthals and humans bred thousands of years more recently than any of us would feel comfortable thinking. They can even allow some people, because of the exceptional flexibility of their thumbs and fingers, to become truly singular violinists. Kean's vibrant storytelling once again makes science entertaining, explaining human history and whimsy while showing how DNA will influence our species' future.

Language, Music, and the Brain

A Mysterious Relationship

Author: Michael A. Arbib

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262018101

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 662

View: 1346


A presentation of music and language within an integrative, embodied perspective of brain mechanisms for action, emotion, and social coordination. This book explores the relationships between language, music, and the brain by pursuing four key themes and the crosstalk among them: song and dance as a bridge between music and language; multiple levels of structure from brain to behavior to culture; the semantics of internal and external worlds and the role of emotion; and the evolution and development of language. The book offers specially commissioned expositions of current research accessible both to experts across disciplines and to non-experts. These chapters provide the background for reports by groups of specialists that chart current controversies and future directions of research on each theme. The book looks beyond mere auditory experience, probing the embodiment that links speech to gesture and music to dance. The study of the brains of monkeys and songbirds illuminates hypotheses on the evolution of brain mechanisms that support music and language, while the study of infants calibrates the developmental timetable of their capacities. The result is a unique book that will interest any reader seeking to learn more about language or music and will appeal especially to readers intrigued by the relationships of language and music with each other and with the brain. Contributors Francisco Aboitiz, Michael A. Arbib, Annabel J. Cohen, Ian Cross, Peter Ford Dominey, W. Tecumseh Fitch, Leonardo Fogassi, Jonathan Fritz, Thomas Fritz, Peter Hagoort, John Halle, Henkjan Honing, Atsushi Iriki, Petr Janata, Erich Jarvis, Stefan Koelsch, Gina Kuperberg, D. Robert Ladd, Fred Lerdahl, Stephen C. Levinson, Jerome Lewis, Katja Liebal, Jônatas Manzolli, Bjorn Merker, Lawrence M. Parsons, Aniruddh D. Patel, Isabelle Peretz, David Poeppel, Josef P. Rauschecker, Nikki Rickard, Klaus Scherer, Gottfried Schlaug, Uwe Seifert, Mark Steedman, Dietrich Stout, Francesca Stregapede, Sharon Thompson-Schill, Laurel Trainor, Sandra E. Trehub, Paul Verschure

The Long Tail

Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More

Author: Chris Anderson

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 1401309666

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

View: 2965


Revised and updated with expanded coverage of the revolutionary changes taking place in today's business arenas, a best-selling guide challenges popular beliefs about the marks of successes and failures as well as the direction of near-future commerce and culture. Original.

The Digital Scholar

How Technology is Transforming Academic Practice

Author: Martin Weller

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1849666172

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 5696


This book delves into the changes in technology regarding higher education and seeks to define what it means to be a scholar in the digital age.

Medici Effect

What You Can Learn from Elephants and Epidemics

Author: Frans Johansson

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422148033

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 4811


Why do so many world-changing insights come from people with little or no related experience? Charles Darwin was a geologist when he proposed the theory of evolution. And it was an astronomer who finally explained what happened to the dinosaurs. Frans Johansson’s The Medici Effect shows how breakthrough ideas most often occur when we bring concepts from one field into a new, unfamiliar territory, and offers examples how we can turn the ideas we discover into path-breaking innovations.

Minds on Music

Composition for Creative and Critical Thinking

Author: Michele Kaschub,Janice Smith

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 160709195X

Category: Music

Page: 275

View: 6286


This textbook enhances preservice and practicing music educators' understanding of ways to successfully engage children in music composition. It offers both a rationale for the presence of composition in the music education program and a thorough review of what we know of children's compositional practices to date. Minds On Music offers a solid foundation for planning and implementing composition lessons with students in grades PreK-12.

Designing Games

A Guide to Engineering Experiences

Author: Tynan Sylvester

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 144933802X

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 9174


Ready to give your design skills a real boost? This eye-opening book helps you explore the design structure behind most of today’s hit video games. You’ll learn principles and practices for crafting games that generate emotionally charged experiences—a combination of elegant game mechanics, compelling fiction, and pace that fully immerses players. In clear and approachable prose, design pro Tynan Sylvester also looks at the day-to-day process necessary to keep your project on track, including how to work with a team, and how to avoid creative dead ends. Packed with examples, this book will change your perception of game design. Create game mechanics to trigger a range of emotions and provide a variety of play Explore several options for combining narrative with interactivity Build interactions that let multiplayer gamers get into each other’s heads Motivate players through rewards that align with the rest of the game Establish a metaphor vocabulary to help players learn which design aspects are game mechanics Plan, test, and analyze your design through iteration rather than deciding everything up front Learn how your game’s market positioning will affect your design

Beanstalk's Basics for Piano

Technique Book

Author: Cheryl Finn,Eamonn Morris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780877180524

Category: Music

Page: 32

View: 9644


(Willis). The Finger Gym workouts in these technique books correspond directly with material in the Beanstalk's lesson books. The exercises improve finger dexterity, independence, control, stamina, hand position, style and musicianship.

Why Brilliant People Believe Nonsense

A Practical Text for Critical and Creative Thinking

Author: J. Steve Miller,Cherie K Miller

Publisher: Wisdom Creek Academic

ISBN: 9780988304895


Page: 448

View: 9783


The passing of time reveals much expert opinion to be nonsense. How can we evaluate expert opinion and learn to think for ourselves? "In the midst of an information explosion, we face a wisdom deficit," notes author J. Steve Miller. This book, in a remarkably accessible and entertaining way, equips readers to think more clearly, innovate more creatively, see through the deceptions of clever advertisers and salesmen, simplify complex and convoluted arguments, manage life's decisions with more confidence, and express convictions more powerfully. This book is designed to be read by all individuals interested in learning critical and creative thinking skills. It can also be used as a text targeting high school seniors and college freshmen. An accompanying website offers free lesson plans and teaching tips.

The Science of String Instruments

Author: Thomas D. Rossing

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441971104

Category: Science

Page: 470

View: 4551


Thomas D. Rossing String instruments are found in almost all musical cultures. Bowed string instruments form the backbone of symphony orchestras, and they are used widely as solo inst- ments and in chamber music as well. Guitars are used universally in pop music as well as in classical music. The piano is probably the most versatile of all musical inst- ments, used widely not only in ensemble with other musical instruments but also as a solo instrument and to accompany solo instruments and the human voice. In this book, various authors will discuss the science of plucked, bowed, and hammered string instruments as well as their electronic counterparts. We have tried to tell the fascinating story of scienti?c research with a minimum of mathematics to maximize the usefulness of the book to performers and instrument builders as well as to students and researchers in musical acoustics. Sometimes, however, it is dif?cult to “translate” ideas from the exact mathematical language of science into words alone, so we include some basic mathematical equations to express these ideas. It is impossible to discuss all families of string instruments. Some instruments have been researched much more than others. Hopefully, the discussions in this book will help to encourage further scienti?c research by both musicians and scientists alike. 1.1 A Brief History of the Science of String Instruments Quite a number of good histories of acoustics have been written (Lindsay 1966, 1973; Hunt 1992; Beyer 1999), and these histories include musical acoustics.

Violin Theory for Beginners


Author: Dorothy Croft

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781581064278


Page: 48

View: 445


(Southern Music). Violin Theory for Beginners is the result of many years of effort to teach music theory effectively in relation to the violin. Each lesson has been thoroughly tested, with students of all levels of ability, in an effort to determine the correct approach and the essential amount of repetition. The use of a blackboard cannot be too strongly stressed to insure complete understanding and to prevent mistakes in the written exercises at the end of each lesson. The teacher will need to determine how many exercises each child needs; however, the author uses all of them. This book is not intended to be an exclusive discourse; rather, it is meant to serve as a basis for the individuality and the ingenuity of the teacher.

Organising Music

Author: Nic Beech,Charlotte Gilmore

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107040957

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 446

View: 2937


"The intention behind this book is to bring together two fields: music making and organisation theory, in order to explore what might be learned. Learning may proceed in various directions within and between the fields. Within fields we are concerned with learning between alternative traditions and genres. For example, the learning between punk and indie music might entail small-scale translation whereas ideas moving between large classical orchestras and small folk bands may need considerable adaptation"--

Music and the Occult

French Musical Philosophies, 1750-1950

Author: Joscelyn Godwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781878822536

Category: Music

Page: 261

View: 6831


Occultism and esotericism flourished in 19th-century France as they did nowhere else. Many philosophers sought the key to the universe, and some claimed to have found it. In the unitive vision that resulted, music invariably played an important part.


A Critical Introduction

Author: Maria Pramaggiore,Tom Wallis

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694421

Category: Cinematography

Page: 432

View: 4559


"This book is aimed at students of film studies and general readers interested in a comprehensive introduction to the field. It addresses techniques and terminology used in film production and film criticism, emphasizing thinking and writing critically and effectively about film. Organized in three parts, the text focuses on the fundamentals of film analysis before moving on to more complex topics." "Part III introduces readers to interpretive frameworks that treat cinema as a cultural institution. This section encourages readers to move beyond textual analysis and consider the relationship between film and culture. Readers learn to form sophisticated arguments about film in cultural, historical, and economic contexts."--BOOK JACKET.