Secrets Your Accompanist Wants You To Know

Author: Alan Blake Conley
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781490477671
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After playing and listening to thousands of auditions, Alan Blake Conley shares wisdom concerning the relationship between the auditioner and accompanist. This thought provoking conversation will help you communicate better with your accompanist and create a collaborative environment that will enhance your audition. Conley's advice will lead to more thoughtful partnership with your pianist both in and out of the audition.

Letters From The Editor

Author: Thomas Kunkel
Editor: Modern Library
ISBN: 0307557383
File Size: 18,23 MB
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These exhilarating letters—selected and introduced by Thomas Kunkel, who wrote Genius in Disguise, the distinguished Ross biography—tell the dramatic story of the birth of The New Yorker and its precarious early days and years. Ross worries about everything from keeping track of office typewriters to the magazine's role in wartime to the exact questions to be asked for a "Talk of the Town" piece on the song "Happy Birthday." We find Ross, in Kunkel's words, "scolding Henry Luce, lecturing Orson Welles, baiting J. Edgar Hoover, inviting Noel Coward and Ginger Rogers to the circus, wheedling Ernest Hemingway— offering to sell Harpo Marx a used car and James Cagney a used tractor, and explaining to restaurateur-to-the-stars Dave Chasen, step by step, how to smoke a turkey." These letters from a supreme editor tell in his own words the story of the fierce, lively man who launched the world's most prestigious magazine.

Little Secrets Unexpectedly Pregnant

Author: Joss Wood
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488091757
File Size: 65,65 MB
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Will a baby on the way reunite ex-lovers? Three years after Tyce Latimore let Sage Ballantyne walk away, they end up back where they started—in bed. Now she’s carrying his child…and there’s no way he’s losing her again. Tyce is tempting. Dangerous. Addictive. Sage left him for all the right reasons. But one passionate mistake could reunite her with the world-famous artist for all the wrong ones. A baby on the way ups the ante. So does an explosive secret that threatens their two families and could shatter Sage and Tyce’s precarious reunion…

The Schumann Proof

Author: Peter Schaffter
Editor: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459717236
File Size: 38,79 MB
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Vikkan Lantry, a pianist with more talent than ambition, is content with his job at an upscale cocktail lounge until a request from reclusive soprano, Ulrike Vogel, draws him grudgingly back into the world of classical music. Ulrike’s mysterious past, and her friendship with elderly Viennese piano teacher, Dieter Mann, usher Vikkan into an intrigue that begins in the nineteenth century with an unknown song cycle composed by Robert Schumann, and ends in the present-day with a grisly double murder. As Vikkan probes the layers of deceit obscuring a killer’s identity, The Schumann Proof reveals itself to be a study in ambition gone awry. The theme is hardly new, but The Schumann Proof gives it a fresh slant, examining not only the devastating results of too much seeking after personal glory, but the painful consequences of too little.

Ross The New Yorker And Me

Author: Jane C. Grant
Editor: [New York] : Reynal
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Jane Grant, who was the wife of Harold Ross, the publisher of The New Yorker, describes their lives together and the founding and development of the magazine.

Grumpy Old Men The Secret Diary

Author: Stuart Prebble
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1409071634
File Size: 78,11 MB
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To everything there is a season. A time to be born, a time to die ... and a time to have a bloody good moan. Following the huge success of Grumpy Old Men, Stuart Prebble, writer of the highly acclaimed TV series, gives us a more in-depth look at what it's really like to be a pissed-off man of a certain age. In painstaking detail, he takes us through a year in the constantly irritated life of a Grumpy Old Man, recounting the manifold vexations and absurdities he has to put up with in the perpetual torment that we call modern living. Drinks parties, holidays, hospital visits, his children's misdemeanours, buying presents for the wife, watching television, attempts to visit the gym, trips to the shops, the trials and tribulations of everyday life - each event has something to tip him over the edge. Stuart's diary proves that grumpiness is not just an occasional mood or a temporary feeling, but a way of looking at the world, and will strike a chord with all those who are proud to call themselves Grumpy Old Men.

Beyond Strumming

Author: Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers
Editor: String Letter Media
ISBN: 9780962608100
File Size: 69,31 MB
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(String Letter Publishing). Learn to create dynamic accompaniment parts in any setting with this ultimate guide for any guitarist who wants to go beyond playing the same patterns in song after song. Author Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers shares the secrets of effective accompaniment in any style. Through 20 easy-to-follow lessons, you'll learn to: deepen your grooves, discover new chord shapes and picking styles; explore alternate tunings and partial capos; and more. With this book and its downloadable video files, you will expand your toolkit and develop fresh and varied guitar parts to make songs shine!

The 12 Amazing Secrets Of Millionaire Inventors

Author: Harvey Reese
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470135492
File Size: 74,68 MB
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Be the world's next millionaire inventor! Watch out-avoid all the mistakes, bloopers, errors, andmess-ups that might prevent you from achieving all the rewards that you're entitled to * Cash in-use the C.R.A.S.H. Course in successful product licensing to license your idea for the most money possible * Be the boss-explore the ins and outs of marketing your idea yourself; whether you're ready, how to do it, what you need, and where to start * Be safe-foolproof steps for protecting your inventions and innovations through patents, trademarks, and copyrights * Start your own company-explore your options with proprietorships, partnerships, and other corporate structures * Raise money for your business-find financing from angel investors, bankers, lenders, and friends and family * Introduce your product-create a powerful presentation that will knock the socks off investors, manufacturers, and other interested parties * Get your foot in the door-what to do and say to convince manufacturers, licensees, investors, salespeople, and anyone else that you have what they've been waiting for * Follow the leaders-meet successful inventors, hear their stories, and absorb the twelve vital tips they learned along the way

The Cottage In The Woods

Author: Katherine Coville
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385755759
File Size: 77,38 MB
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For fans of Shannon Hale, Adam Gidwitz, and Michael Buckley comes a luminous new twist on a tale readers only thought they knew. . . Once upon a time, there was a girl with golden locks. But that’s just the beginning of this tale. The real story begins with a bear. Ursula is a young she-bear who has come to work as a governess at the Vaughn estate. Although she is eager to instruct her young charge, Teddy, she is also frightened, especially when inexplicable things happen in the huge house after dark. Ursula is sure she has heard footsteps in the hallways at night, and that something is following her during her walks in the Enchanted Forest. Then there is Mr. Bentley, a young bear also employed by Mr. Vaughn, whose superior disposition is enough to drive Ursula to tears . . . and yet why does he also make her heart race? As Ursula works to unravel the mysteries of the Vaughn manor, she will have to be very, very careful. After all, true love, justice, and a girl with golden locks are at stake. And in the Enchanted Forest, not every fairy tale is destined for a happily ever after.

Nkjv The Woman S Study Bible Ebook

Author: Thomas Nelson
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418587842
File Size: 51,44 MB
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The Woman’s Study Bible is a priceless treasure, poignantly revealing the Word of God to a woman’s heart. With special notes and features appealing to women's interests, highlighting women throughout Scripture, and capturing the unique ways Christ cared for women, this Bible truly speaks to a woman's heart. Now with a fresh, new look, The Woman’s Study Bible is more relevant to today’s women than ever before! Dig deeper into God’s Word with the help of inspiring articles by: Anne Graham Lotz Stormie Omartian Nancy Leigh DeMoss Roberta Hromas Linda Dillow Kathy Troccoli Dee Brestin Emilie Barnes Kimberly Daniels Get acquainted with over 100 women in the Bible through detailed character portraits. Gain new insights into Scripture through hundreds of verse-by-verse study notes, compiled by editors Dorothy Patterson and Rhonda Kelley. Apply God’s Word to your own life with the help of over 300 articles on topics for women ranging from Adoption to Zion. Reflect and delight in hundreds of insightful quotes by inspiring women throughout history. Explore the Bible with a topical index to scriptures and special features.

Social Work Research Skills Workbook

Author: Jacqueline Corcoran
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199753512
File Size: 59,94 MB
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With an abundance of examples and exercises, this practically oriented workbook presents a step-by-step approach to help social work students develop and implement their research projects in human services organizations.

Knack Piano For Everyone

Author: Margaret Ann Martin
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762766379
File Size: 29,32 MB
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Download play-along audio tracks at Knack Piano for Everyone is a self-instruction book for beginners to intermediates, fully illustrated with full-color photographs and musical notation. The book will teach readers everything a beginner should know about the instrument itself—the parts, different kinds of pianos, care for pianos—and then provide the basics of reading piano music and playing. Download play-along audio tracks at The book will include: * An explanation of how the piano works. * An exploration of the instrument, sitting correctly, playing all over the keyboard on the black keys. * Finding familiar tunes on the piano. * Music notation, where it comes from, directions (up and down) on the keyboard and on the music page. Lessons will be geared toward achievable results for the reader without any prior knowledge of music, but also contain sidebars on various styles and techniques for the more advanced reader. By the end of the book, the reader will be able to play some basic songs, including some that will be provided in the Appendix.

The Simple Flute

Author: Michel Debost
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019539965X
File Size: 80,60 MB
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Drawing from his highly praised French work, Une simple flute, distinguished flutist and teacher Michel Debost has compiled a useful and imaginative introduction to playing the flute. This alphabetically arranged compendium of advice and insight covers essential topics such as breathing, articulation, and tone, but also explores "jawboning," "finger phrasing," "the little devils," and other quirky and vexing aspects of flute playing. Full of practical advice on technique and axioms that lend moral support during tough practice sessions, The Simple Flute will be a welcome addition to any serious or novice flutist's library. In addition, the book includes original exercises such as "Debost's Scale Game," making it an excellent resource for flute teachers. Debost concludes each essay with "In a nutshell" and "Please refer to" boxes that make the book easy to browse, dog-ear, and return to again and again. Offering concise, common-sense solutions for flutists of all levels, this book is an ideal reference guide on flute performance.

Masterpieces Of Kabuki

Author: James R. Brandon
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824827885
File Size: 19,88 MB
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Masterpieces of Kabuki contains eighteen outstanding dramas taken from the landmark four-volume series Kabuki Plays On Stage. Together they cover the entire spectrum of kabuki drama from 1697 to 1905, the period during which kabuki’s dramaturgy flourished prior to the onset of Western dramatic influence. Major playwrights, chronological periods of playwriting, and a variety of play types (history, domestic, and dance dramas) and performance styles are represented. All but one are in the current repertory and regularly staged. The volume includes introductions to each play and a new general introduction highlighting kabuki’s historical development and relating the plays to their performance context. As the subtitle implies, the plays are translated as if "on stage." Stage directions indicate major scenic effects, stage action, costuming, makeup, music, and sound effects. In some cases, complex stage actions such as stage fights are given in detail. The plays collected here are all marvelous examples of dramatic writing, intended to be acted on the stage before audiences. They reveal kabuki’s eras of brilliance and bravado, villainy and vengeance, darkness and desire, and restoration and reform. All continue to stir audiences to admiration and excitement.

The Mystery Of A Hansom Cab

Author: Fergus Hume
File Size: 12,70 MB
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The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is a mystery fiction novel by Australian writer Fergus Hume. The book takes place in Melbourne, Australia and involves an investigation into a homicide, after a corpse is discovered in the evening, in a hansom cab. Vintage Mystery and Detective Stories characterized the book as the best-selling detective novel of the nineteenth century.

The Secret Keeper Confined

Author: Brea Brown
Editor: Wayzgoose Press
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Peyton and Brice are on top of the world. And why not? They’re in love, they’re married, and this time, they’re not keeping any secrets from each other. But then out of the blue, Stefan sends an email with an offer she can’t refuse, and Peyton is faced with a choice. Should she tell him about their child, her Secret who didn’t make it? Isn’t that the morally correct choice? But if she does, what will that mean for their business relationship… and her marriage? Brice is going to need all his powers of communication and understanding if he’s going to protect his headstrong but vulnerable wife; especially a wife who doesn’t think she needs any help. But her troubles with her past are now threatening their future.

Ann Crosses A Secret Trail

Author: Harriet Pyne Grove
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Practice Makes Perfect

ISBN: 0557181364
File Size: 19,53 MB
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The Art Of Accompanying And Coaching

Author: Kurt Adler
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461583659
File Size: 15,68 MB
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IN WRITING a book for which there is no precedent (the tistic achievements. But, alas, there has not been such last textbooks about accompanying were written during a genius in the realm of music during the twentieth the age of thorough bass or shortly thereafter - the century. The creative musical genius of our space age eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries - and dealt has yet to be discovered, if he has been born. exclusively with the problems timely then) one must Our time has perfected technique to such a degree make one's own rules and set one's own standards. This that it could not help but create perfect technician freedom makes the task somewhat easier, if, on the one artists. Our leading creative artists master technique hand, one looks to the past: there is no generally ap to the point of being able to shift from one style to proved model to be followed and to be compared with another without difficulty. Take Stravinsky and Picasso, one's work; but, on the other hand, the task is hard be for instance: they have gone back and forth through as cause one's responsibility to present and future genera many periods of style as they wished. Only with a stu tions of accompanists and coaches is great.

The Voice Of Judith In 300 Years Of Oratorio And Opera

Author: Helen Leneman
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567687317
File Size: 29,72 MB
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This volume focuses on the story of Judith as presented by composers, librettists and playwrights over four centuries. Helen Leneman analyzes numerous examples of music, librettos and the librettists' views of Judith – strongly influenced by societal attitudes of their time – and how these works in turn suggest unexpected ways of understanding biblical women and their stories. Music adds nuances, colors and emotions, becoming a subtext that suggests character and emotions. Leneman presents in-depth analyses of the librettos and music of 16 operas and oratorios based on the book of Judith that span 300 years (1694-1984), in addition to two influential plays that inspired several librettos in the nineteenth century. Exploring works by such varied composers as Vivaldi, Mozart, Parry, Honegger, Serov, Chadwick and von Reznicek, Leneman reveals the ways in which each adaptation expands, distils or reinterprets Judith's character and story. In this first ever extensive study of musical settings of the Book of Judith, Leneman enables the biblical heroine to transcend her source.