“Artful Arpeggios” by Don Mock EBOOK

“Artful Arpeggios” by Don Mock


An arpeggio is the playing of the notes of a chord in succession rather than simultaneously. Each chord has an inherent arpeggio, but learning arpeggio fingerings for every chord would be laborious and impractical. Howerver, you can deceive the listener into hearing virtually any chordal sound you desire by playing a basic arpeggio utilizing subtitution principles.

1977 | ISBN: 0943686075 | Pages: 41 | PDF + MP3 | 70 Mb Continuar leyendo ““Artful Arpeggios” by Don Mock EBOOK”

The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop Audiobook

The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop


Charnas tells the story of hip-hop in this stylish, lavishly detailed love letter to the genre and industry. He follows the money and œthe relationship between artist and merchant—who, in hip-hop, are often one and the same from hip-hop’s early days as a œmarginal urban subculture in Harlem of the late 1960s to its insinuation into—and eventual domination of—mainstream popular music. Charnas makes an elegant case for how hip-hop is the consummate American art form, one that reflects American society in all its volubility and violence—as well as possessing the power to alter it. In its promise of economic security and creative control for black artist-entrepreneurs, it is the culmination of the dreams of black nationalists and civil rights leaders. Charnas spent seven years working for Rick Rubin, famed producer and cofounder of Def Jam Records, and writes with the authority of an insider, the passion of a fan, and the cool eye of someone who has maneuvered through the day-to-day working of the business. Nuanced treatment of the impresarios behind signature sounds and recording empires, and brisk, dramatic vignettes, give this history of a leaderless revolution impressive momentum.

By Dan Charnas, read by Kevin R. Free
Unabridged edition 2011 | 27 hours and 13 minutes | ISBN: 1461807506 , ASIN: B00647K9H2 | MP3 96 kbps | 1.15 GB
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Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story Audiobook

Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story


For 6,557 miles, from New York to Mississippi to Seattle, Chuck Klosterman decided to chase rock n roll and death across a continent. 21 days later, after three relationships, an encounter with various cottonmouth snakes, and a night spent snorting cocaine in a graveyard, Klosterman started to order his thoughts on American culture and the meaning of celebrity.
Uproariously funny, smart and hip, KILLING YOURSELF TO LIVE is a philosophical meditation on life, death, celebrity, rock n roll, why the greatest career move any musician can make is to stop breathing … and what that means for the rest of us.

By Chuck Klosterman, read by Patrick Lawlor
Unabridged edition 2005 | 7 hours and 31 mins | ISBN: 1400151708 | MP3 64 kbps | 217 MB
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Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera Audiobook

Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera


Opera is the fastest growing of all the performing arts, attracting audiences of all ages who are enthralled by the gorgeous music, vivid drama, and magnificent production values. If you’ve decided that the time has finally come to learn about opera and discover for yourself what it is about opera that sends your normally reserved friends into states of ecstatic abandon, this is the book for you.
Opera 101 is recognized as the standard text in English for anyone who wants to become an opera lover. It is a clear, friendly, and truly complete handbook for learning how to listen to opera, whether on the radio, on recordings, or live at the opera house. Fred Plotkin, an internationally respected writer and teacher about opera, who for many years was performance manager of the Metropolitan Opera, introduces listeners, whatever their level of musical knowledge, to all the elements that make up opera.

By Fred Plotkin, read by the author
Unabridged edition 2006 | 18 hours and 15 mins | ISBN: n/a , ASIN: B002SQ4VDG | MP3 128 kbps | 970 MB
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Deconstructing Sammy: Music, Money, Madness, and the Mob Audiobook

Deconstructing Sammy: Music, Money, Madness, and the Mob


Adored by millions over a six-decade career, Sammy Davis was considered an entertainment icon. But despite lifetime earnings that topped $50 million, Sammy died in 1990 near bankruptcy. His estate was declared insolvent. Years later his wife, Altovise, was living in poverty and with nowhere else to go approached Albert Murray, a former federal prosecutor, to resolve Sammy’s debts and clear his name. For seven years Albert probed Sammy’s life to examine how someone of such notoriety coudl have lost everything, and in doing so marks this as a riveting work of biography.

By Matt Birkbeck, read by Peter Jay Fernandez
2008 | 6 hours and 23 mins | ISBN: 0061664537 | MP3 64 kbps | 184 MB
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Iron Man: My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath Audiobook

Iron Man: My Journey through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath


Iron Man chronicles the story of both pioneering guitarist Tony Iommi and legendary band Black Sabbath, dubbed “The Beatles of heavy metal” by Rolling Stone. Iron Man reveals the man behind the icon yet still captures Iommi’s humor, intelligence, and warmth. He speaks honestly and unflinchingly about his rough-and-tumble childhood, the accident that almost ended his career, his failed marriages, personal tragedies, battles with addiction, bandmates, famous friends, newfound daughter, and the ups and downs of his life as an artist.

By Tony Iommi, read by Bev Bevan
Unabridged edition 2012 | 11 hours and 28 mins | ISBN: n/a , ASIN: B00AM34NFI | MP3 32 kbps | 165 MB
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Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington Audiobook

Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington


A major new biography of Duke Ellington from the acclaimed author of Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong.
Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was the greatest jazz composer of the twentieth century – and an impenetrably enigmatic personality whom no one, not even his closest friends, claimed to understand. The grandson of a slave, he dropped out of high school to become one of the world’s most famous musicians, a showman of incomparable suavity who was as comfortable in Carnegie Hall as in the nightclubs where he honed his style. He wrote some fifteen hundred compositions, many of which, like “Mood Indigo” and “Sophisticated Lady,” remain beloved standards, and he sought inspiration in an endless string of transient lovers, concealing his inner self behind a smiling mask of flowery language and ironic charm.

By Terry Teachout, read by Peter Francis James
Unabridged edition 2013 | 17 hours and 43 minutes | ISBN: B00FML26W2 | MP3 64 kbps | 513 MB
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