Author : David Nathan
Genre : Music
Publisher : Berklee Press
ISBN : 0634014307
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File Download : 592 page

(Berklee Press). How does a song become more than words and music to represent or influence the voice of a generation? Inside the Hits dissects more than 60 of the most powerful and memorable hit songs since the birth of rock and roll to reveal the roots of their success. Author Wayne Wadhams examines the key ingredients that made the songs work then and now, including: melody, lyrics, performance, production, artist image, promotion, and market timing. What really stopped Mick Jagger from getting "Satisfaction"? How did a secretary who was mistaken for a prostitute give Donna Summer her new sound? Find all the answers in Inside the Hits . "Reading Inside the Hits was like reliving some of the most memorable moments in rock and roll. A captivating read for industry professionals and fans alike." Phil Ramone

Author : Marc Myers
Genre : Music
Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN : 9780802189653
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 336 page

“A winning look at the stories behind 45 pop, punk, folk, soul and country classics” in the words of Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, Cyndi Lauper and more (The Washington Post). Every great song has a fascinating backstory. And here, writer and music historian Marc Myers brings to life five decades of music through oral histories of forty-five era-defining hits woven from interviews with the artists who created them, including such legendary tunes as the Isley Brothers’ Shout, Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love, Janis Joplin’s Mercedes Benz, and R.E.M’s Losing My Religion. After receiving his discharge from the army in 1968, John Fogerty did a handstand—and reworked Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony to come up with Proud Mary. Joni Mitchell remembers living in a cave on Crete with the mean old daddy who inspired her 1971 hit Carey. Elvis Costello talks about writing (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes in ten minutes on the train to Liverpool. And Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Rod Stewart, the Clash, Jimmy Cliff, Roger Waters, Stevie Wonder, Keith Richards, Cyndi Lauper, and many other leading artists reveal the emotions, inspirations, and techniques behind their influential works. Anatomy of a Song is a love letter to the songs that have defined generations of listeners and “a rich history of both the music industry and the baby boomer era” (Los Angeles Times Book Review).

Author : Bob Shannon
Genre : Popular music
Publisher :
ISBN : 0446381721
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File Download : 254 page

Author : John Seabrook
Genre : Music
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN : 9780393241938
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File Download : 288 page

"An utterly satisfying examination of the business of popular music." —Nathaniel Rich, The Atlantic There’s a reason today’s ubiquitous pop hits are so hard to ignore—they’re designed that way. The Song Machine goes behind the scenes to offer an insider’s look at the global hit factories manufacturing the songs that have everyone hooked. Full of vivid, unexpected characters—alongside industry heavy-hitters like Katy Perry, Rihanna, Max Martin, and Ester Dean—this fascinating journey into the strange world of pop music reveals how a new approach to crafting smash hits is transforming marketing, technology, and even listeners’ brains. You’ll never think about music the same way again. A Wall Street Journal Best Business Book

Author : Paul Clough
Genre : Computers
Publisher : Springer
ISBN : 9783642201615
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File Download : 795 page

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 33rd annual European Conference on Information Retrieval Research, ECIR 2011, held in Dublin, Ireland, in April 2010. The 45 revised full papers presented together with 24 poster papers, 17 short papers, and 6 tool demonstrations were carefully reviewed and selected from 223 full research paper submissions and 64 poster/demo submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on text categorization, recommender systems, Web IR, IR evaluation, IR for Social Networks, cross-language IR, IR theory, multimedia IR, IR applications, interactive IR, and question answering /NLP.

Author : Nate Sloan
Genre : Music
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN : 9780190056650
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File Download : 225 page

Pop music surrounds us - in our cars, over supermarket speakers, even when we are laid out at the dentist - but how often do we really hear what's playing? Switched on Pop is the book based on the eponymous podcast that has been hailed by NPR, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, and Entertainment Weekly for its witty and accessible analysis of Top 40 hits. Through close studies of sixteen modern classics, musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding shift pop from the background to the foreground, illuminating the essential musical concepts behind two decades of chart-topping songs. In 1939, Aaron Copland published What to Listen for in Music, the bestseller that made classical music approachable for generations of listeners. Eighty years later, Nate and Charlie update Copland's idea for a new audience and repertoire: 21st century pop, from Britney to Beyoncé, Outkast to Kendrick Lamar. Despite the importance of pop music in contemporary culture, most discourse only revolves around lyrics and celebrity. Switched on Pop gives readers the tools they need to interpret our modern soundtrack. Each chapter investigates a different song and artist, revealing musical insights such as how a single melodic motif follows Taylor Swift through every genre that she samples, André 3000 uses metric manipulation to get listeners to "shake it like a Polaroid picture," or Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee create harmonic ambiguity in "Despacito" that mirrors the patterns of global migration. Replete with engaging discussions and eye-catching illustrations, Switched on Pop brings to life the musical qualities that catapult songs into the pop pantheon. Readers will find themselves listening to familiar tracks in new waysand not just those from the Top 40. The timeless concepts that Nate and Charlie define can be applied to any musical style. From fanatics to skeptics, teenagers to octogenarians, non-musicians to professional composers, every music lover will discover something ear-opening in Switched on Pop.

Author : Hal Leonard Corp.
Genre : Music
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN : 9781540068330
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File Download : 48 page

(Super Easy Songbook). It's super easy! This series features accessible arrangements for piano, with simple right-hand melody, letter names inside each note, basic left-hand chord diagrams, and no page turns. This edition includes 22 hit songs: Dancing with a Stranger (Sam Smith & Normani) * Girls like You (Maroon 5) * High Hopes (Panic! At the Disco) * A Million Dreams (from The Greatest Showman ) (P!nk) * ME! (Taylor Swift feat. Brendon Urie) * Old Town Road Remix (Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) * Perfect (Ed Sheeran) * Someone You Loved (Lewis Capaldi) * Sucker (Jonas Brothers) * Without Me (Halsey) * You Are the Reason (Calum Scott) * and more.

Author : Dan Coates
Genre : Music
Publisher : Alfred Publishing Company
ISBN : 0739077899
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File Download : 220 page

50 of the best classic rock hits of all time! Each easy piano arrangement includes lyrics and chord symbols. Titles: After Midnight * Any Way You Want It * Beat It * Big Yellow Taxi * Black Water * Blowin' in the Wind * Born to Run * The Boys of Summer * Cat's in the Cradle * Desperado * Don't Stop Believin' * Drive * Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile) * Eye of the Tiger * Gimme Some Lovin' * Go Your Own Way * Great Balls of Fire * Heartache Tonight * Higher Love * Hotel California * I Can See for Miles * I Wanna Be Sedated * Iron Man * Knockin' on Heaven's Door * Layla * Like a Rolling Stone * Lola * Long Train Runnin' * Maggie May * Moondance * More Than a Feeling * Mustang Sally * My Generation * The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down * Old Time Rock and Roll * Open Arms * Paint It, Black * Peaceful Easy Feeling * Piece of My Heart * Running on Empty * (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction * Sister Golden Hair * Stairway to Heaven * Sunshine of Your Love * Thunder Road * The Weight * What a Fool Believes * White Room * A Whiter Shade of Pale * Wish You Were Here.

Author : Jimmy Johnson
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN : 9781617039300
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File Download : 215 page

The extraordinary story of the rise of the Disney executive most responsible for the success of Walt Disney Records

Author : Nancy Faber
Genre : Music
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN : 9781616779153
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File Download : 80 page

(Faber Piano Adventures ). Adult Piano Adventures Classics Book 1 celebrates great masterworks of Western music, including symphony themes, opera gems, and classical favorites. The melodies of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and other master composers are arranged at just the right level for adult beginners and for those who are returning to the keyboard. Section 1 features piano arrangements with minimal hand position changes, and many selections include an optional duet part. Section 2 introduces the I, IV, and V7 chords in the key of C major, harmonizing themes such as Sibelius's Finlandia, Schubert's The Trout, and Mendelssohn's Spring Song. Section 3 presents the primary chords in the key of G major, with arrangements of Vivaldi's Autumn (from The Four Seasons), Mozart's theme from The Magic Flute, Lizst's Liebestraum, and more.