"Let's start with the most important piece, yes?"
A janitor at a high-club strip club, featuring cybernetically altered ladies, discovers that he should've read the fine print when he's... More > chosen to replace one of them. Now he needs to find a way to deal with this sudden promotion in this 20 page story from blackshirtboy.com!< Less
Here is a single 198 page, searchable PDF file containing all the individual topics on LearnMusicTheory.net, with a complete table of contents (look for "bookmarks" or "table of... More > contents" in the view menu on your reader). I'm keeping the price low to help you. Please help a fellow musician: DO NOT share this file with anyone else, including students, friends, or anywhere online. These topics are FREE as individual PDF files at LearnMusicTheory.net. HEY! READ THIS ABOUT THE REVIEW FROM BRUCE BELOW: ALL pages of EVERY theory topic for units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 ARE absolutely included in this PDF file! (Appendix 7: For Graduate Students isn't, but it is only 3 handouts about how to study, not true theory topics). The "missing pages" referenced are the table of contents and foreword for the old Music FUNDAMENTALS book (section 1 on the site). Originally, the fundamentals ONLY was a separate book. I included the old fundamentals-only pages into the new PDF, so the page numbers don't always go in sequence.< Less
Fifth Edition, PDF.
Exploring chords, scales, voicings, progressions, style, function, and improvisation, this is a comprehensive approach for serious students of jazz piano. In this clearly... More > written instructional text, Charles Austin draws on nearly fifty years of experience as a professional jazz pianist and thirty as a college instructor guiding hundreds of students in the fundamentals of jazz piano.
Of special interest is the in-depth treatment of source scales and harmonic function, invaluable to both students and professionals. Interspersed throughout with exercises and practice suggestions, the book is a complete guide to learning jazz piano and harmony for intermediate to advanced students. It is also a comprehensive resource for professionals, with thorough presentations of chords, source scales, slash chords, harmonic function, polychords, and more.< Less
THIS BOOK IS A PICTORIAL ACCOUNT OF THE RESTORATION PROCESS OF TWO TABLES FIXED TO THE INTERIOR OF THE VIKING MOTORYACHT NAMED TEXAN. THE CUSTOM INLAY VENEER WORK WAS ALL LAID OUT AND DONE BY HAND.... More > THE AUTHOR, CAPTAIN P.C. ELLIOTT DESIGNED AND EXECUTED THE RESTORATION OF THE TABLES IN THIS BOOK.< Less
Book of Poetry & Art with 55 paintings.
MARLOW BROOKS is a calligrapher, painter, and Five Element acupuncturist and healer. After establishing herself as a painter, she began her studies of... More > Asian calligraphy in 1981. She teaches at Naropa University and conducts private classes in calligraphy and healing. She has also taught Calligraphy and Five Element Creative Process at Deer Park Institute in Bir, India.
Her work has appeared in solo shows in Canada, the United States, and in exhibitions in partnership with Kobun Otogawa Roshi; and Shibata Sensei, the late Imperial Bowmaker of Japan. Her calligraphy has traveled since 2003 to international exhibitions in China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and New York City. She received an outstanding award for calligraphy in Shanghai. She is a featured artist in the documentary “Chinese Calligraphy in 5000 years,” which aired on CCTV throughout China, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
To view more, please visit WWW.MARLOWBROOKS.COM.< Less
glitChicago: An Exhibition of Chicago Glitch Art at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
August 1 - September 28, 2014
Over the past decade Chicago has enjoyed a reputation as a center for artists... More > within a worldwide subculture of experimentation in electronic media. Knit together by global communications networks, the tendency known as “glitch” or “glitch art” centers around the noisy and colorful errors propagated when electronic media systems and digital encoding are unexpectedly interrupted or misbehave.< Less
"Practical Jazz Theory for Improvisation" is a jazz theory text with an emphasis on improvisation. Originally conceived as the Jazz Theory/Improvisation text and curriculum for the 2014... More > National Jazz Workshop, it has already been adopted by several university jazz programs.
This book begins at a level accessible by students just beginning in jazz, with reference appendices to fill any fundamental music theory knowledge, yet progresses systematically in technical and conceptual content well beyond all but the most advanced college improvisation classes. With notated examples and exercises demonstrating all concepts as well free downloadable play-along tracks for all exercises, this book will have students playing the material almost immediately.
While not required, the available 300+ page companion book, "Practical Jazz Theory for Improvisation Exercise Workbook" (available in treble and bass clef) has all exercises notated in all keys to allow for quicker technical and aural advancement.< Less
Polymetric Puzzles is a collection of challenges for keyboardists and pianists, focusing on the coordination of both hands. Playing the pieces with each hand separately is rather simple - however... More > when playing hands together, this becomes a difficult challenge. Much of the difficulty is created through the use of polymeters and polyrhythms, which are explained in detail.
The method uses a "puzzle" approach, where you are given a segment of music which you construct into a completed piece. The puzzle is solved as the piece is performed.
Selected solutions are provided. These are fully written out manuscript consisting of a variety of composed works based upon polymetric patterns.
There is a large spectrum of levels within this book - from roughly a one-year level to fairly advanced.
The book begins with structured exercises and progresses to more free form approaches to help build your technique for experimentation, improvisation and composition.< Less
C.P.Seibt: 15 years, selected work from 1999 - 2014: "My earliest memory is painting with colors when I was two in 1937. Now it is 2014 and I work more intensively as ever. To enter the endless... More > space of creation is not a choice for me. Like breathing is not a choice."< Less
Experiment with markers, watercolors, crayons, pencils or pastels to create your own iconographic art. Each image has a small message and ample area for text, encouraging you to write your own... More > insights and thoughts. It becomes a visual journal, where you color the illustrations as well as write the text. Ancient Image, Sacred Lines offers church school and parishioners a new resource of historical spiritual imagery.< Less
Sometimes, the very essence of a place lies in its details. Those details are the ones that tend to generate certain situations in which we see ourselves reflected upon. By doing that, silent... More > connections with a place are built like an internal impulse impossible to resist. Some people may call that falling in love and that is why I consider the work you are seeing here today, my own visual love letter to a very particular place; the harbor and marina of a small city, named Port Washington, in the state of Wisconsin over the magnificent waters of Lake Michigan.< Less
Covering more than fifty moves, this is the second and more advanced volume in the Aerial Yoga series. With detailed descriptions and pictures at every turn, moves such as handstands, back arch... More > poses, chest openers, hip openers and planks are explained step-by-step. Teachers and students alike will enjoy having this manual in their resource library.< Less
'Just Between You & Me' is a collection of about 200 cartoon drawings drawn for friends and family by Ed King over the past 40 years. King is a professional cartoonist whose work has appeared in... More > numerous publications, including Highlights for Children, Cricket, and many other newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals.< Less
In "The GuitArchitect’s Guide to Symmetrical Twelve-Tone Patterns", Scott Collins has taken the approaches from "Melodic Patterns" and "Guide To Chord Scales"... More > books and applied them to a rigorous examination of twelve-tone patterns that can be used for melodic, harmonic, improvisational or compositional resources.
Eschewing a reliance on academic jargon, "Symmetrical Twelve-Tone Patterns" investigates the material in an intuitive and accessible way that will help players access new sounds in their playing.< Less
A compilation of drum transcriptions by Todd Bishop, posted on Cruise Ship Drummmer! drumming blog in 2011.
Includes pieces by Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Jack Dejohnette, Roy Haynes, Vinnie... More > Colaiuta, Zigaboo Modeliste, Ringo Starr, Frankie Dunlop, James Gadson, Paul Motian, Philly Joe Jones, and many more.< Less
Many music books are designed to help better understand written music and theory, but "Primacy of the Ear" focuses on the development of the ear.
"Primacy" outlines pianist and... More > MacArthur Fellow Ran Blake's approach to growing the ear and explains how musical memory is the key to becoming a more potent musician and shaping a personal musical style.
Included are the legendary “ear-robics” exercises, developed by Ran over the course of 30 years as head of the Contemporary Improvisation Department at New England Conservatory of Music.
Also covered: The Auteur Theory and how it translates into music making, developing and differentiating between the conscious and subconscious mind, listening and musical memory, how to learn from your musical heroes without being consumed by them, developing and using repertoire, and how to record your music most effectively.
Primacy of the Ear is Ran Blake’s genius distilled—his teaching and musical philosophy in one volume. Co-written by Jason Rogers.< Less
Ms Evalyn Lucien was last seen near Coit Tower in San Francisco on the evening of October 17, 1988. This black and white book is a loyal reproduction of her personal journal from the years leading up... More > to her sudden disappearance. As one may surmise from the contents of this book, Eva was a uniquely talented individual with a singular vision of the world around her. Her creative works included innovative music, street art, independent zines, and a series of elaborate stunts that earned her local notoriety and a cult following of admirers and imitators. Twenty years after her disappearance this journal and a number of other materials began to surface through a network of her former friends and associates. Growing interest in her life and the mysteries surrounding it have sparked a collaborative project to reconstruct the events leading up to her disappearance. To learn more and join us in our efforts please visit us at our website, www.rememberingeva.com. (All proceeds go to support the reconstruction project.)< Less