Theory, History and Practice of scales, temperament, tuning and intonation for all musical instruments and voices: 486 pages and 365 figures encompassing decades of research and findings.
PART ONE... More > provides the acoustical background. Each one of the main temperaments is then covered, with a thorough analysis of its musical features. Finally, a full HISTORICAL SURVEY guides the musician in the selection of temperament(s) for his/her repertoire.
PART TWO consists of tuning, fretting and intonation directions for the different temperaments, on keyboards, fretted and unfretted strings, voices, woodwinds and brass wind instruments, including variable intonation.
PART THREE covers multiple divisions and the analysis of historical sources, including recent research results.
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Four art projects for children, families, schools and non-profits utilizing recycled, plastic bottle caps. Teachers and parents will enjoy this whimsical, colorful booklet that includes supply lists,... More > step-by-step instructions and photographs for Lollipop Flower Lawn Ornaments, Polka Garden Installations, Cap-By-Number Murals and Mod Magnets for the fridge.< Less
This is an autobiography of a cancer survivor, a veteran network news journalist. For 38 years since 1971, the author, as Asia video editor for ABC News, chased news stories round the clock, often... More > without sleep. With early retirement in sight, the sudden diagnosis of cancer one day radically changed his lifestyle overnight. By an unusual coincidence, his links to golf were also linked to his discovery of cancer. Here’s a man who led an incredible life even before he overcame his battle with cancer. It took more than the conventional means of treatment. His treatment and road to recovery is a revelation. Today, as a cancer survivor and a retiree who now enjoys a healthier and more fulfilling life, the author tells a compelling story of how he entered into the darkest tunnel and emerged, a more vigilant and environmentally aware individual. Eddy Li shares his painful experience, what he has learned about an increasingly hazardous environment and how you can protect yourself from its toxicity.< Less
The essential guide to recording, editing, mixing and rendering with REAPER. Now updated for version 4.60. Includes sample project files and step by step examples to help you learn the many features... More > of REAPER. Includes new MIDI Editor and ReaSamplOmatic5000 features as well as other recent changes such as region rendering, stretch markers, the crossfade editor, language packs, freeze, dual/stereo pan, improved track manager, custom mouse modifiers and layouts, the media/FX bay and track manager, MIDI editor improvements, etc. as well as existing core functions such as routing, channel splitting and custom actions. Numerous examples are also given of how to use many of the supplied FX plug-ins. Also, improved OS X documentation. "Up and Running is not only a comprehensive guide to using REAPER, it's also full of an amazing amount of information on audio recording and engineering. I cannot recommend it enough!" - Justin Frankel (COCKOS Inc, REAPER Developer).< Less