Fitness for Brass
Playing a brass instrument is not only a musical activity; it can be compared to participating in a sport. This book enables advanced trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn players to achieve and retain optimum physical fitness by using exercises that concentrate on technique, use of the diaphragm, pedal tones and mouthpiece practice. Essential for all brass players!
Duets for All
Duets for All enables any two instruments to play duets. Not only may two like-instruments such as two flutes play together, but two dissimilar instruments such as violin and tuba may perform all of the duets. The duets cover a wide range of styles and music from baroque through contemporary eras, and they range in difficulty from grades 1 through 4. Titles: * March (Prokofiev) * Allegro (Mozart) * Dance (Kabalevsky) * Andante and Allegro (Stoutamire) * Leaping (Kabalevsky) * Ecossaise (Beethoven) * A Farewell (Purcell) * Song of the North (Grieg) * March of the Tin Soldiers (Tschaikowsky) * Allegretto (Corelli) * The Mechanical Doll (Shostakovich) * The Adventures of Ivan (Khatchaturian) * Bouree (Handel) * Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (Liszt) * Ballet of the Chicks (Moussorgsky)
Ultimate Movie Instrumental Solos
Alfred's Ultimate Movie Instrumental Solos series arranged for flute, clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, horn in F, trombone, violin, viola, cello, and optional piano accompaniment. All wind instrument arrangements are fully compatible, and can be successfully performed as ensembles or solos by students who have completed the first book of any standard band method. A fully orchestrated accompaniment MP3 CD is provided, featuring each song as a live performance demo track followed by a play-along track. The CD also contains a PDF of the Piano Accompaniment and Alfred's Tempo Changer Software. Contains 60 songs, including: Cantina Band * Follow the Yellow Brick Road / We're Off to See the Wizard * Gollum's Song * Hedwig's Theme * James Bond Theme * Obliviate * Pink Panther Theme * Raiders March * Superman Theme * Wonka's Welcome Song * and many more. Due to level considerations regarding keys and instrument ranges, the wind instrument arrangements are not compatible with the string instrument arrangements in this series.
Composing under the Skin
A revealing study of the physical presence of the musician in musical performance Fingers slipping over guitar strings, the tap of a bow against the body of a cello, a pianist humming along to the music: contemporary composers often work with parasitic, non-conventional sounds such as these. Are they to be perceived as musical elements or do they shift attention to the physical effort of music-making, contact between a body and an instrument? Composer Paul Craenen explores ways in which the musician’s body is revealed in musical performance. He leads us from Cage, Lachenmann, Kagel and their contemporaries to a discussion of how today's generation of young composers is writing a body paradigm into composition itself. Micro-temporal physical gestures and instrumental timbre provide the key to unveiling the physical presence of both a musician and a ‘composing body’. The author's concept of ‘intercorporeality’, along with the idea of an alternating linear and non-linear relationship of the composing body to time, casts new light on the relationship between musicians, composers, and music consumers.
Fazil Say and the Classical Music Stage as Informal Learning Space
Fazil Say and the Classical Music Stage as Informal Learning Space is an exploration of the classical music stage within a framework of informal learning through the interactive concert performances of Fazil Say. It delves into the artist's conceptualization of the music-audience nexus along with his motivation for adopting an interactive manner that emerges through a verbal interaction between performer and listener during the concert performances. Using specific concert performances given in Malatya in Turkey, this book presents a detailed demonstration of such a space as a learning medium, and interprets its pedagogical meaning from both the artist's and the audience's perspectives.
From Newspeak to Cyberspeak
An archive-based history of Soviet cybernetics that focuses on the interplay of scientific, economic, and political discourses in the Soviet Union and Russia from the late 1940s through the 1990s.
The Practical Tutor
In the classroom, the workplace, and the home, more and more teachers, professionals, teaching assistants, peer tutors and parents have need of a practical, hands-on guide to helping their students, associates and teen-agers improve their composition skills. Designed to meet the needs of those who lack formal pedagogical training in composition, The Practical Tutor is an invaluable tool for writers at various levels in both formal and informal educational settings. The book alerts its readers to issues that frequently arise in the writing process, explores typical writing problems and their causes, summarizes recent research and thinking in the field of composition, and suggests strategies for helping writers overcome their difficulties. By analyzing samples of writers' compositions, and by including sample dialogues between tutors and writers, the book suggests, in the most practical terms, how to formulate questions that will spur writers to make their own corrections, and how to help them write critically and independently. Appropriate as both a course text in the training of peer tutors, or as a reference book for home or office, The Practical Tutor includes exercises and bibliographies for getting acquainted with writers, helping them generate ideas, shape essays, master basic writing mechanics, and even use computers to improve their work.
Tears of the Cheetah
The history of life on Earth is dominated by extinction events so numerous that over 99.9% of the species ever to have existed are gone forever. If animals could talk, we would ask them to recall their own ancestries, in particular the secrets as to how they avoided almost inevitable annihilation in the face of daily assaults by predators, climactic cataclysms, deadly infections and innate diseases. In Tears of the Cheetah, medical geneticist and conservationist Stephen J. O'Brien narrates fast-moving science adventure stories that explore the mysteries of survival among the earth's most endangered and beloved wildlife. Here we uncover the secret histories of exotic species such as Indonesian orangutans, humpback whales, and the imperiled cheetah-the world's fastest animal which nonetheless cannot escape its own genetic weaknesses. Among these genetic detective stories we also discover how the Serengeti lions have lived with FIV (the feline version of HIV), where giant pandas really come from, how bold genetic action pulled the Florida panther from the edge of extinction, how the survivors of the medieval Black Death passed on a genetic gift to their descendents, and how mapping the genome of the domestic cat solved a murder case in Canada. With each riveting account of animal resilience and adaptation, a remarkable parallel in human medicine is drawn, adding yet another rationale for species conservation-mining their genomes for cures to our own fatal diseases. Tears of the Cheetah offers a fascinating glimpse of the insight gained when geneticists venutre into the wild.
EMI EMC Computational Modeling Handbook
The application of computational electromagnetics to real-world EMI/EMC engineering is an emerging technology. With the advancement in electronics, EMI/EMC issues have greatly increased in complexity. As a result, it is no longer possible to rely exclusively on traditional techniques and expect cost-effective solutions. The first edition of this book introduced computational electromagnetics to EMI/EMC engineering. This second edition continues the introduction of computational electromagnetics to EMI/EMC engineering, but also adds new modeling techniques, namely the Partial Element Equivalent Circuit method and the Transmission Line Matrix method, and updates to the science of EMI/EMC modeling that have occurred since the first edition was published. This book combines the essential elements of electromagnetic theory, computational techniques, and EMI/EMC engineering as they apply to computational modeling for EMI/EMC applications. It is intended to provide an understanding for those interested in incorporating modeling techniques in their work. A variety of modeling techniques are needed for anyone interested in using computational modeling in the real world. This book includes an introduction of all the popular modeling techniques, such as the Finite-Difference Time-Domain method, the Method of Moments, the Finite Element Method, the Partial Element Equivalent Circuit method and the Transmission Line Matrix method. EMI/EMC Computational Modeling Handbook, Second Edition will serve many different levels of readers. It will serve as a basic introduction to modeling as applied to EMI/EMC problems for the engineer interested in getting started, and it will help the person already using modeling as a tool to become more effective in using different modeling techniques. It will also be useful for the engineer who is familiar with computational techniques and wishes to apply them to EMI/EMC applications. This book can also be used as a text to help students of electromagnetic theory and application better understand real-world challenges facing engineers.
An Intelligent Guide to Australian Property Development
Do you have what it takes to be the next Frank Lowy or Donald Trump? In An Intelligent Guide to Australian Property Development, architect and successful international property developer Ron Forlee shares his many secrets to success in this high-risk, high-reward industry. With this practical 'how to' guide, you too may be able to capitalise on the next property boom, or even the next burst of the property bubble. The book is the perfect introduction to the industry for novice developers (although there's plenty of information for seasoned practitioners, too), or those considering investing in property development. It covers the whole gamut of residential and commercial development, including: the attributes of successful developers how to reduce the risks in the development industry choosing a team of appropriate development consultants conducting a feasibility study, and calculating your profit selecting finance and managing your way to success Property development is a risky business, but if it is planned and managed correctly, the rewards for developers and investors alike can be immense. This is the guide to help you succeed!