Download E-books Virtual Music: Computer Synthesis of Musical Style (MIT Press) PDF

By David Cope

Virtual tune is approximately synthetic creativity. targeting the author's Experiments in Musical Intelligence laptop tune composing software, the writer and a wonderful workforce of specialists speak about some of the matters surrounding this system, together with synthetic intelligence, track cognition, and aesthetics.

The publication is split into 4 elements. the 1st half presents a old history to Experiments in Musical Intelligence, together with examples of ancient antecedents, via an outline of this system by way of Douglas Hofstadter. the second one half follows the composition of an Experiments in Musical Intelligence paintings, from the construction of a database to the of entirety of a brand new paintings within the variety of Mozart. It contains, in subtle lay phrases, really designated motives of the way each one step within the procedure contributes to the ultimate composition. The 3rd half involves views and analyses by way of Jonathan Berger, Daniel Dennett, Bernard Greenberg, Douglas R. Hofstadter, Steve Larson, and Eleanor Selfridge-Field. The fourth half provides the author's responses to those commentaries, in addition to his innovations at the implications of man-made creativity.

The e-book (and corresponding website) contains an appendix supplying prolonged musical examples talked about and mentioned within the publication, together with composers corresponding to Scarlatti, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Puccini, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Debussy, Bartok, and others. it's also followed by means of a CD containing performances of the tune within the text.

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Download E-books Weinzweig: Essays on His Life and Music PDF

John Weinzweig (1913–2006) was once the pre-eminent Canadian composer of his new release. motivated by means of ecu modernists comparable to Stravinsky, Berg, and Webern, he used to be the 1st Canadian composer to hire serialism, thereby bringing a spirit of innovation to mid-twentieth-century Canadian tune. A forceful suggest for contemporary Canadian composition, Weinzweig performed a key function within the founding of the Canadian League of Composers and the Canadian track Centre in the course of a buoyant and expansive interval for the humanities in Canada. He used to be an influential strength as a instructor of composition, first with the Royal Conservatory of track and later with the collage of Toronto’s tune school.

this primary finished examine of Weinzweig when you consider that his dying involves new essays through composers, theorists, and musicologists. It offers with biographical points (the social context of early-twentieth-century Toronto, his activism, his educating, his early ratings for CBC Radio dramas), analyzes his compositional techniques and his output (his method of serialism, his instrumental perform, the presence of jazz components, the vocal works, the divertimenti), and examines a number of reviews of his track (his personal – in letters, interviews, talks, and writings – plus these of critics and students, of listeners, and of performers). The essays are framed by way of the co-editors’ portrait/assessment of Weinzweig and a quick own memoir. a lot of the content material attracts on new learn within the huge Weinzweig Fonds at Library and data Canada in Ottawa.

incorporated on the finish of the ebook are a [http://www.wlupress.wlu.ca/General/beckwith-cherney-list-of-works-discography.pdf List of Works by means of John Weinzweig by way of Kathleen McMorrow and a Discography through David Olds] either on hand the following as pdfs.

Supplementing the quantity is an audio CD of extracts (some of their first public release), starting from a 1937 scholar paintings to a tune cycle of 1994. learn the [http://www.wlupress.wlu.ca/General/beckwith-cherney-cd-notes.pdf Notes and Texts for the CD.]

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Download E-books Composing Ambiguity: The Early Music of Morton Feldman PDF

By Alistair Noble

American composer Morton Feldman is more and more visible to were one of many key figures in late-twentieth-century track, together with his paintings exerting a robust impact into the twenty-first century. even as, a lot approximately his song continues to be enigmatic, principally because of long-standing myths approximately supposedly intuitive or aleatoric operating practices. In Composing Ambiguity, Alistair Noble finds key facets of Feldman's musical language because it constructed in the course of a vital interval within the early Nineteen Fifties. Drawing types from fundamental assets, together with Feldman's musical sketches, he indicates that Feldman labored intentionally inside of a two-dimensional body, permitting a spotlight upon the elemental fabrics of sounding pitch in time. past this, Feldman's paintings is printed to be basically serious about the 12-tone chromatic box, and with the delineation of complexes of straightforward proportions in 'crystalline' types. via shut examining of a number of very important works from the early Nineteen Fifties, Noble indicates that there's a notable consistency of compositional approach, regardless of the various experimental notations utilized by Feldman at present. not just are there direct family members to be came upon among staff-notated works and grid rankings, yet a lot of the language built by way of Feldman during this interval used to be nonetheless in use even in his overdue works of the Eighties.

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Download E-books Reason 3 Overdrive! (Reason 3 Overdrive!: Expert Quick Tips) PDF

Aimed toward complex clients of cause, this e-book deals succinct chunks of guru-level suggestion - strength thoughts gleaned from the author's event as a cause energy person. cause, Propellerhead's flagship song software is used to emulate audio corresponding to samplers, analog synths, mixers, drum machines, results and a real-time multi-track sequencer. it's very good revered in the track group and appeals to a wide viewers as either a home windows- and Mac-compatible software. the information, provided in bite-size chunks, convey readers to the subsequent point and permit them to hone their abilities on a variety of features in the program. Written to easily offer readers with worthwhile tricks alongside the way in which, every one tip is roofed in a greatest of 2 pages. it truly is one of many first actual, if no longer the 1st, advanced-level cause books on hand. also, "Reason three Overdrive!" presents a lot wanted high-level content material to counterpoint our hugely profitable Ignite! and tool! books. This consultant will remain on readers' cabinets and function an invaluable reference for at any time when they're operating is reasonably.

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Download E-books Funny: The Book - Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Comedy PDF

By David Misch

(Applause Books). humorous: The ebook is an wonderful examine the artwork of comedy, from its ancient roots to the most recent clinical findings, with diversions into the worlds of films (Buster Keaton and the Marx Brothers), tv ( The workplace ), prose (Woody Allen, Robert Benchley), theater ( front web page ), jokes and stand-up comedy (Richard Pryor, Steve Martin), in addition to own memories from the author's reviews on such television courses as Mork and Mindy . With allusions to the not-always-funny Carl Jung, George Orwell, and Arthur Koestler, humorous: The publication explores the evolution, theories, ideas, and perform of comedy, in addition to the mental, philosophical, or even theological underpinnings of humor, coming to the belief that (Spoiler Alert!) Comedy is God.

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Download E-books The Art of Partimento: History, Theory, and Practice PDF

By Giorgio Sanguinetti

On the peak of the Enlightenment, 4 conservatories in Naples stood on the middle of ecu composition. Maestros taught their scholars to compose with remarkable swiftness and magnificence utilizing the partimento, a tutorial instrument derived from the basso continuo that inspired improvisation because the route to musical fluency. even if the perform vanished within the early 19th century, its legacy lived on within the tune of the following new release. In The paintings of Partimento, performer and music-historian Giorgio Sanguinetti chronicles the heritage of this long-forgotten Neapolitan artwork. Sanguinetti has painstakingly reconstructed the oral culture that observed those partimento manuscripts, now scattered all through Europe. starting with the origins of the partimento within the circles of Corelli, Pasquini, and Alessandro Scarlatti in Rome and tracing it during the height of the culture in Naples, The paintings of Partimento supplies a glimpse into the lifestyle and paintings of an eighteenth century composer.

The artwork of the Partimento can be a whole useful instruction manual to reviving the culture this present day. step-by-step, Sanguinetti courses the aspiring composer via ordinary awareness to extra complicated workouts in diminution, imitation, and motivic coherence. in keeping with the lessons of the unique masters, Sanguinetti demanding situations the reader to turn into part of heritage, delivering various unique partimenti in a number genres, types, kinds, and trouble degrees alongside the way in which and permitting the coed to profit the artwork of the partimento for themselves at their very own pace.

As either heritage and functional consultant, The artwork of Partimento provides a brand new and leading edge frame of mind approximately tune thought. Sanguinetti's new angle unites musicology and song thought with functionality, which permits for a richer and deeper realizing than anyone strategy on my own, and gives scholars and students of composition and song conception the chance not just to appreciate the lifetime of this attention-grabbing culture, yet to take part in it as well.

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Download E-books Explaining Tonality: Schenkerian Theory and Beyond (Eastman Studies in Music) PDF

By Matthew Brown

A variety of song -- from Bach to Mozart and Brahms -- is marked by way of its use of a few type of what's generally known as "tonality": the tendency of song to concentration melodically on a few sturdy pitch or tonic and for its concord to exploit sensible triads. but few phrases in track idea are extra enigmatic than that likely uncomplicated observe "tonality." Matthew Brown's Explaining Tonality: Schenkerian thought and past considers a few disparate ways that useful tonality has been understood. particularly, it makes a speciality of the great concept built by means of Heinrich Schenker in his enormous three-part treatise Neue musikalische Theorien und Phantasien (1906-1935). Schenker systematically investigated the ways that traces and chords behave either in the community inside person tonal words and globally throughout complete compositions. Explaining Tonality indicates why Schenker used to be in a position to elucidate tonal relationships so effectively and the numerous benefits that his reasons have over these of his opponents. additionally, it proposes many ways within which Schenker's process may be prolonged to tonal gains in works from earlier than Bach (such as Monteverdi) and after Brahms (such as Debussy, Stravinsky, and lots more and plenty well known track of today). alongside the best way, the ebook explores six methodological standards that assist in development, checking out, and comparing a believable thought of tonality or, certainly, the other musical phenomenon: accuracy, scope, fruitfulness, consistency, simplicity, and coherence. It finds how knowing the tonality of a section can make clear different features of musical composition. And, in end, it describes many ways within which Schenkerian conception may fruitfully enhance sooner or later. Matthew Brown is Professor of tune conception on the Eastman institution of tune, collage of Rochester, and writer of Debussy's "Ibéria" (Oxford collage Press).

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Download E-books Music and Sentiment PDF

By Charles Rosen

How does a piece of song stir the senses, developing emotions of pleasure, disappointment, elation or nostalgia? during this succinct booklet, Charles Rosen attracts upon greater than a part century as a performer & critic to bare how composers from Bach to Berg have used sound to symbolize & speak emotion in mystifyingly attractive methods.

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Download E-books The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier PDF

Jogging his young ones to varsity each morning, Thad Carhart passes an unassuming little storefront in his Paris local. Intrigued through its easy sign—Desforges Pianos—he enters, purely to have his manner barred by way of the shop’s imperious proprietor. not able to stifle his interest, he eventually lands the right kind advent, and a global formerly hidden is introduced into view. Luc, the atelier’s grasp, proves an fundamental advisor to the historical past and artwork of the piano. Intertwined with the tale of a musical friendship are reflections on how pianos paintings, their excellent historical past, and tales of the folks who take care of them, from beginner pianists to the craftsmen who make the mechanism sing. The Piano store at the Left financial institution is straight away a beguiling portrait of a Paris now not came upon on any map and a young account of the awakening of a misplaced formative years passion.

Praise for The Piano store at the Left Bank:

“[Carhart’s] writing is fluid and gorgeous adequate to trap the rustiest plunker again to the piano bench and the main jaded vacationer again to Paris.”
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“Captivating . . . [Carhart] joins the tiny corporation of foreigners who've written of the French as verbs. . . . What he attempts to seize isn't the sight of them, yet what they see.”
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“Thoroughly attractive . . . partly it's a ebook approximately that the majority unpredictable and pleasant of human stories, serendipity. . . . The publication can also be approximately whatever tougher to pin down, friendship and community.”
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“Carhart writes with a sensuousness more desirable by way of endurance and level-headed by way of the standard acquisition of recent perception into tune, his youth, and his courting to town of Paris.”
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Download E-books Praxial Music Education: Reflections and Dialogues PDF

Praxial tune Education is a set of essays by means of nineteen across the world famous students in song schooling. each one essay deals serious reflections on a key subject in modern song schooling.

The place to begin of every essay, and the unifying thread of this assortment, is the "praxial" philosophy of tune schooling defined in Elliott's Music concerns: a brand new Philosophy of song Education (OUP, 1995). This philosophy argues for a socially and artistically grounded thought of tune and track schooling, tough the field's conventional "absolutist" foundations. Praxial tune schooling is either a severe better half to Music Matters, and an self sustaining textual content on modern concerns in track schooling. one of the topics mentioned are multicultural tune schooling, the character of musical knowing, early youth track schooling, the character and instructing of song listening, track curriculum improvement, and musical creativity.

Praxial song schooling is a residing concept. This special assortment won't in basic terms increase discussions that already use Music Matters as their middle, yet will globalize present discussions and functions of the praxial philosophy and emphasize the optimistic and functional values of collaborative efforts in song education.

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