Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands

Author: Will Carruthers

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571329985

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 609


I can confirm that should you ever find yourself on stage playing the bass guitar with tree left hands, it is usually the one in the middle that is the real one. The other two are probably phantoms. Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands tells the story of one of the most influential, revered and ultimately demented British bands of the 1980s, Spacemen 3. In classic rock n roll style they split up on the brink of their major breakthrough. As the decade turned sour and acid house hit the news, Rugby's finest imploded spectacularly, with Jason Pierce (aka Jason Spaceman) and Pete Kember (aka Sonic Boom) going their separate ways. Here, Will Carruthers tells the whole sorry story and the segue into Spirtualised in one of the funniest and most memorable memoirs committed to the page.

Monolithic Undertow

Author: Harry Sword

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474615260

Category: Music

Page: 464

View: 7747


'An inspired and intuitive navigation of the drone continuum . . . with a compass firmly set to new and enlightening psychedelic truths' BECK Monolithic Undertow alights a crooked path across musical, religious and subcultural frontiers. It traces the line from ancient traditions to the modern underground, navigating archaeoacoustics, ringing feedback, chest plate sub-bass, avant-garde eccentricity, sound weaponry and fervent spiritualism. From Neolithic beginnings to bawdy medieval troubadours, Sufi mystics to Indian raga masters, cone shattering dubwise bass, Hawkwind's Ladbroke Grove to the outer reaches of Faust and Ash Ra Temple; the hash-fueled fug of The Theatre of Eternal Music to the cough syrup reverse hardcore of Melvins, seedy VHS hinterland of Electric Wizard, ritual amp worship of Earth and Sunn O))) and the many touch points in between, Monolithic Undertow explores the power of the drone - an audio carrier vessel capable of evoking womb like warmth or cavernous dread alike. In 1977 Sniffin' Glue verbalised the musical zeitgeist with their infamous 'this is a chord; this is another; now form a band' illustration. The drone requires neither chord nor band, representing - via its infinite pliability and accessibility - the ultimate folk music: a potent audio tool of personal liberation. Immersion in hypnotic and repetitive sounds allows us to step outside of ourselves, be it chant, a 120dB beasting from Sunn O))), standing front of the system as Jah Shaka drops a fresh dub or going full headphone immersion with Hawkwind. These experiences are akin to an audio portal - a sound Tardis to silence the hum and fizz of the unceasing inner voice. The drone exists outside of us, but also - paradoxically - within us all; an aural expression of a universal hum we can only hope to fleetingly channel...

Music Theory for the Bass Player

Author: Ariane Cap

Publisher: CapCat Music Media

ISBN: 0996727639

Category: Music

Page: 184

View: 5315


Music Theory for the Bass Player is a comprehensive and immediately applicable guide to making you a well-grounded groover, informed bandmate and all-around more creative musician. Included with this book are 89 videos that are incorporated in this ebook. This is a workbook, so have your bass and a pen ready to fill out the engaging Test Your Understanding questions! Have you always wanted to learn music theory but felt it was too overwhelming a task? Perhaps all the books seem to be geared toward pianists or classical players? Do you know lots of songs, but don't know how the chords are put together or how they work with the melody? If so, this is the book for you! • Starting with intervals as music's basic building blocks, you will explore scales and their modes, chords and the basics of harmony. • Packed with fretboard diagrams, musical examples and exercises, more than 180 pages of vital information are peppered with mind-bending quizzes, effective mnemonics, and compelling learning approaches. • Extensive and detailed photo demonstrations show why relaxed posture and optimized fingering are vital for good tone, timing and chops. • You can even work your way through the book without being able to read music (reading music is of course a vital skill, yet, the author believes it should not be tackled at the same time as the study of music theory, as they are different skills with a different practicing requirement. Reading becomes much easier once theory is mastered and learning theory on the fretboard using diagrams and patterns as illustrations, music theory is very accessible, immediately usable and fun. This is the definitive resource for the enthusiastic bassist! p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Helvetica; min-height: 16.0px} This book and the 89 free videos stand on their own and form a thorough source for studying music theory for the bass player. If you'd like to take it a step further, the author also offers a corresponding 20 week course; this online course works with the materials in this book and practices music theory application in grooves, fills and solos. Information is on the author's blog.

Alfred's Musictech, Book 1

Author: Tom Rudolph,Floyd Richmond,Stefani Langol,Lee Whitmore

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739040768

Category: Music

Page: 188

View: 6086


The Music Tech Series Teacher's Manual incorporates all three of the books in the series (Composing Music with Notation, Playing Keyboard and Sequencing and Music Production). A Teacher's CD containing additional files not found in the Student CDs is included. The Teacher's Manual provides lesson ideas (suggestions that you can reference as you teach each page of the Student Books), assessment possibilities, and extension activities (additional activities you can consider to extend the lesson). The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance.

The Military Band

Author: United States. Department of the Army

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bands (Music)

Page: 103

View: 1339


More Cafe Accordion

Author: DAN NEWTON

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 1619110032

Category: Music

Page: 37

View: 6023


20 cafe-style tunes from the repertoire of Dan Daddy Squeeze Newton. Musette waltzes, swing, tangoes, polkas and cumbias, great for intermediate or advanced players. Includes CD with fully-orchestrated arrangements.

Exploring the Folk Harp

Author: JANNA MCCALL GELLER

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 1610650360

Category: Music

Page: 209

View: 5536


Written in a supportive, easy-to-follow style, this big book covers just about everything of interest to harpers, beginning through advanced, and is recommended by players and teachers as an excellent tool to better understand your instrument. It combines a reference on such topics as types of harps, maintenance, harmony and chords, ear playing, arranging, singing, improvising, instructions on how to simplify and personalize the music to suit your playing level and much more with a full range of harp arrangements from Celtic to Classic, including a special emphasis on Renaissance music. The 46 titles include Ash Grove, Greensleeves, Danny Boy, Gymnopedie No.3, Cielito Lindo, Amazing Grace, and more, with complete lyrics

The Gentleman's Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Early English newspapers

Page: N.A

View: 2066


The "Gentleman's magazine" section is a digest of selections from the weekly press; the "(Trader's) monthly intelligencer" section consists of news (foreign and domestic), vital statistics, a register of the month's new publications, and a calendar of forthcoming trade fairs.