Author: David Blackwell
Publisher: Star Series (ABRSM)
Physics World's 'Book of the Year' for 2016 An Entertaining and Enlightening Guide to the Who, What, and Why of String Theory, now also available in an updated reflowable electronic format compatible with mobile devices and e-readers. During the last 50 years, numerous physicists have tried to unravel the secrets of string theory. Yet why do these scientists work on a theory lacking experimental confirmation? Why String Theory? provides the answer, offering a highly readable and accessible panorama of the who, what, and why of this large aspect of modern theoretical physics. The author, a theoretical physics professor at the University of Oxford and a leading string theorist, explains what string theory is and where it originated. He describes how string theory fits into physics and why so many physicists and mathematicians find it appealing when working on topics from M-theory to monsters and from cosmology to superconductors.
Furthermore, each instrument can also ring in many different ways – when a violin is bowed, its sound comes from ... through a 'violent' nearby event: for example, through the gravitational collapse of a star to form a black hole.
Author: Joseph Conlon
Publisher: CRC Press
"To arrive at a better understanding of performance in this period, the book examines performing style in the German, and Franco-Belgian schools of violin playing from c.1850-c.1900. Milsom explores selected instrumental treatises written by noted players and theorists, together with a number of recorded performances given by celebrated artists in the early years of the twentieth century, to review the similarities and differences between theory and practice."--BOOK JACKET.
"To arrive at a better understanding of performance in this period, the book examines performing style in the German, and Franco-Belgian schools of violin playing from c.1850-c.1900.
Author: David Milsom
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
This electrifying book covers all the requirements for musicians who would like to play music by ear.
Are you able to distinguish between the sounds of a piano and a trumpet and a bass drum and a violin? Of course. ... Can you sing along when everybody sings “Happy Birthday to You” or “Jingle Bells” or “The Star Spangled Banner”?
Author: Duke Sharp
Publisher: Garage Band Theory
Category: Music theory
This first definitive reference resource to take a broad interdisciplinary approach to the nexus between music and the social and behavioral sciences examines how music affects human beings and their interactions in and with the world. The interdisciplinary nature of the work provides a starting place for students to situate the status of music within the social sciences in fields such as anthropology, communications, psychology, linguistics, sociology, sports, political science and economics, as well as biology and the health sciences. Features: Approximately 450 articles, arranged in A-to-Z fashion and richly illustrated with photographs, provide the social and behavioral context for examining the importance of music in society. Entries are authored and signed by experts in the field and conclude with references and further readings, as well as cross references to related entries. A Reader's Guide groups related entries by broad topic areas and themes, making it easy for readers to quickly identify related entries. A Chronology of Music places material into historical context; a Glossary defines key terms from the field; and a Resource Guide provides lists of books, academic journals, websites and cross-references. The multimedia digital edition is enhanced with video and audio clips and features strong search-and-browse capabilities through the electronic Reader’s Guide, detailed index, and cross references. Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, available in both multimedia digital and print formats, is a must-have reference for music and social science library collections.
Richard Dyer's star theory dissects the “elaborate machinery of image-building” and its four key parts to stardom: promotion, publicity, media product, and critics and commentaries. While Dyer's work began in film studies, ...
Author: William Forde Thompson
Publisher: SAGE Publications
The Rock History Reader is an eclectic compilation of readings that tells the history of rock as it has been received and explained as a social and musical practice throughout its six decade history. The readings range from the vivid autobiographical accounts of such rock icons as Ronnie Spector and David Lee Roth to the writings of noted rock critics like Lester Bangs and Chuck Klosterman. It also includes a variety of selections from media critics, musicologists, fanzine writers, legal experts, sociologists and prominent political figures. Many entries also deal specifically with distinctive styles such as Motown, punk, disco, grunge, rap and indie rock. Each entry includes headnotes, which place it in its historical context. This second edition includes new readings on the early years of rhythm & blues and rock 'n' roll, as well as entries on payola, mods, the rise of FM rock, progressive rock and the PMRC congressional hearings. In addition, there is a wealth of new material on the 2000s that explores such relatively recent developments as emo, mash ups, the explosion of internet culture and new media, and iconic figures like Radiohead and Lady Gaga. With numerous readings that delve into the often explosive issues surrounding censorship, copyright, race relations, feminism, youth subcultures, and the meaning of musical value, The Rock History Reader continues to appeal to scholars and students from a variety of disciplines.
Guitarfor the Practicing Musician published a detailed analysis ofMalmsteen's “Black Star,” from his first U.S. album, ... The passage at the close of the guitar's exposition is similar to the effect . . . references to classical violin ...
Author: Theo Cateforis
Over the past 200 years, our knowledge of stars has expanded enormously. From seeing myriad dots of different brightnesses, we moved on to measure distances, temperatures, sizes, chemical compositions, even ages, finding stars that dwarf our Sun and are dwarfed by it, some in their youth, others ancient. First published in 2001, Extreme Stars describes the lives of stars from a fascinating perspective. It examines their amazing extremes and results in an engaging overview of stellar evolution, suitable for anyone interested in viewing or studying stars. Ten chapters, generously illustrated throughout, explain the natures of the brightest, the largest, the hottest, the youngest, and so on, ending with a selection of the strangest stars the Universe has to offer. Taken as a whole, the chapters show how stars develop and die and how each extreme turns into another under the inexorable twin forces of time and gravity.
ity , both supporting the famous theory and providing support for the merger theory of white - dwarf supernovae . The smallest stars Rebirth and destruction Stars are so tightly gravitationally bound that a supernova will not disrupt a ...
Author: James B. Kaler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
CMJ New Music Report is the primary source for exclusive charts of non-commercial and college radio airplay and independent and trend-forward retail sales. CMJ's trade publication, compiles playlists for college and non-commercial stations; often a prelude to larger success.
... RED STARS THEORY ASH SQUAREPUSHER NO KNIFE BUFFALO DAUGHTER GOMEZ ANOTHER PLANET BLINKER THE STAR DJ VADIM SOLEX DAVID ... JIMMY LUXURY AND THE NEVER GIVE IN:ATRI LIMP BIZKIT WESTBAM STROKE 9 DOLLY PARTON ASH BREAKBEAT ERA VIOLIN.
Microphone Fiends, a collection of original essays and interviews, brings together some of the best known scholars, critics, journalists and performers to focus on the contemporary scene. It includes theoretical discussions of musical history along with social commentaries about genres like disco, metal and rap music, and case histories of specific movements like the Riot Grrls, funk clubbing in Rio de Janeiro, and the British rave scene.
It is the first ofmany references toclassical violin mannerisms. ... recorded performance to classical techniques, contextualizes it through style analysis, and translates certain features into thetechnical vocabulary of music theory.
Author: Tricia Rose
Dismissed by critics and academics, condemned by parents and politicians, and fervently embraced by legions of fans, heavy metal music continues to attract and embody cultural conflicts that are central to society. In Running with the Devil, Robert Walser explores how and why heavy metal works, both musically and socially, and at the same time uses metal to investigate contemporary formations of identity, community, gender, and power. This edition includes a new foreword by Harris M. Berger contextualizing the work and a new afterword by the author. Ebook Edition Note: Ebook edition note: all photographs (16) have been redacted.
Guitar for the Practicing Musician published a detailed analysis of Malmsteen's “Black Star,” from his first U.S. album, Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force (1984). ... It is the first of many references to classical violin mannerisms.
Author: Robert Walser
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press