In this hour, MK Asante is only 31, but he´s a tenured professor and an award-winning poet and filmmaker. His memoir Buck recounts his tough childhood in Philadelphia and the sad story of his beloved older brother, and also how the rhythms of hip hop evoke the sensibility of his generation. Next, is there a science of rap? Pioneering neuroscientist Charles Limb has put freestyle rappers inside brain-scanning machines, and he´s seen an explosion of neural activity. He describes his fascination with the neuroscience of creativity.Then, want a shot of inspiration? You´ll find it at a great high school theater production. Michael Sokolove tells the story of Lou Volpe, a legendary drama coach in Levittown, PA - and how he´s changed the lives of many students.After that, Stephen Sondheim is the reigning genius of musical theater, with credits ranging from West Side Story and Gypsy to Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George. Sondheim gives Steve Paulson a few pointers on how to write both music and lyrics. And finally, how do you set poetry to music? Grammy Award-winning jazz composer Maria Schneider did it with Ted Kooser´s poems, sung by Dawn Upshaw. She tells Anne Strainchamps how she finds beauty in her art. [Broadcast Date: September 25, 2013] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/130925/rt_tbon_130925_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Chord Scale Theory & Jazz HarmonyJazz harmony, as taught at the Berklee College of Music is based on the so called Chord Scale Theory. This method - further developed - is now available as a comprehensive textbook for the first time. Emerged from practice and designed for practical use, it provides theoretical knowledge necessary for improvisation, composing, and arranging.Nombre de pages :184
Noted jazz pianist, composer, recording artist and educator Andy LaVerne has drawn from his decades of experience playing with master musicians from Getz to Lovano to create this comprehensive compendium of contemporary moving voicings. Quartal, quintal, drop 2, dominant 7b9/diminished, triadic, whole tone and chromatic performance proven voicings pioneered by McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Andy himself are presented and fleshed out in all twelve keys. This book picks up where others leave off, enabling you to replace static chords with voicings that move melodically, dramatically, and gracefully over the entire range of the keyboard. Firmly rooted in contemporary jazz theory, the emphasis is on practical performance applications. Andy ties it all together with illustrations of comping choruses for five standard jazz tunes. Chords in Motion satisfies a long awaited need in actual comping situations, and shows you how to move chords through varying harmonic rhythms. FINALLY – a book that gives you moving voicings, and sets them in motion in all twelve keys. Chords in Motion is a valuable resource for all keyboardists, arrangers, and instrumentalists. Activate, animate, and energize your comping with this encyclopedic volume. 156 pages, spiral bound for easy opening.Andy carries the flame of jazz piano tradition and just great music. He always inspires me.Chick CoreaThis is a great book! I am going to sit down and play through this!! I am always telling my non-piano playing students how important it is to work with (and internalize) the sounds that we live with all our lives as Jazz musicians. Coltrane spent years sitting at the piano and so should all of us!!!John PatitucciBerklee College of MusicOne thing about Andy…he is complete as can be and has been consistently so for years in both his teaching materials and playing. He is completely knowledgeable in such a way that when I play with him, I know he KNOWS!! Plus he is one of the smoothest and polished of players around. Great book…encyclopedic in content.Dave LiebmanFounder, Artistic Director, International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ)I´ve played and recorded with Andy LaVerne many times over the years and in many different settings and he´s always come up with the hippest, most interesting chords in the most musical way! His way of playing and looking at chords inspires me as a drummer and his rhythm section partner to play things that are in turn inspiring to the rest of the band. This book, helps musicians, understand, in a clear thoughtful presentation, how to go about getting this together.Billy DrummondJazz Drummer, Educator, Juilliard, NYUChords in Motion is an outstanding and comprehensive guide by Andy LaVerne, whose encyclopedic knowledge, decades of experience and brilliance as a performer and educator make this an invaluable handbook of modern jazz piano harmony. Its user-friendly, intelligent design enables musicians to expand their harmonic palette and potentially transform their playing, writing and arranging. Chords in Motion is an invaluable contribution to jazz musicians!Lynne ArrialeJazz Pianist, Composer, Educator, Associate Professor of Jazz Piano, Director of Small Ensembles, University of North FloridaChords in Motion is exactly the book I´d expect from Andy LaVerne. It´s clear, openhearted and inspiring, as has been every conversation I´ve had with Andy over the years. Long a fan of his playing, I have enjoyed this look behind the curtain at how Andy LaVerne formulated his signature style. One other thing -- any pianist, no matter his/her approach, will gain insight into what will surely be new and exciting musical directions.Pete MalinverniJazz Pianist, Educator, Director of Jazz Studies, SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of MusicWhat a great resource for expanding the harmonic palette! Chords in Motion is a must have for the aspiring young jazz pianist as well as the seasoned veteran. Another winner from Andy!Paul SchmelingJazz Pianist, Educator, Chair Emeritus, Piano Department, Berklee College of MusicIn Chords in Motion, I recognize chords and sounds that have inspired me to compose and play: harmony from the music of Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and McCoy Tyner. This book is well organized, and from the beginning gets you playing. Each chord structure is explained and developed. There is plenty to practice. I especially like the exercises using contrary motion, arpeggiation & pivot, and the application...
DescriptionBased upon the Berklee Jazz Composition and Arranging Curriculum, this fully comprehensive guide covers all aspects of writing effective and inventive Jazz compositions. Features include:A full range of styles from the Blues to Fusion and beyond.Melodies created using intervallic patterns, guide tone lines, compound lines, antecedent/consequent phrasing and melodic tension.All aspects of tonal and modal harmony including inversions, pedal points and reharmonisation.Elements of form including intros, endings, interludes and backgrounds.Apply knowledge to any kind of soloist or ensemble, from Sax to Big Band.All elements of the book are complemented by the accompanying CD, including a listening tour of an entire extended Jazz work. A highly substantial and important volume.
In this hour, Sherman Alexie is a one-man culture industry. He´s also pretty much a rock star guest. Steve Paulson and producer Veronica Rueckert look back on his first interview with TTBOOK, about his short story collection The Toughest Indian in the World.Next, in this look behind the scenes, producer Veronica Rueckert and Anne Strainchamps remember our interview with Amy Wallace-Havens, the sister of the late David Foster Wallace. It´s become a TTBOOK favorite for it´s heart and humanity.Then, in 2005, David Foster Wallace addressed the graduating class at Kenyon College in California. Anne Strainchamps looks back at this recording and what it´s come to mean to her and her family.. After that, the nexus of science and religion has become a point of passion for interviewer Steve Paulson. In this segment, Steve looks back at TTBOOK´s first interview with biologist E.O. Wilson. The remarkably candid conversation broke new ground in the tug of war between science and faith. And finally, Jazz singer Kurt Elling inspires with his passion for music and the mysterious. Jim Fleming looks back at this illuminating interview with jazz singer and former divinity student Kurt Elling. [Broadcast Date: April 3, 2013] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/130403/rt_tbon_130403_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, whatever happened to feminism? Critic Caitlin Moran thinks it´s alive and well - in fact, most women are leading feminist lives even if they don´t know it yet. She´s here to set them straight. Moran is the author of How to be a Woman, and Moranthology.Next, Madeline Kunin was the first female governor of Vermont - she served three terms and went on to serve as the Deputy Secretary of Education in the Clinton Administration. So, ask a product of feminism where the movement is heading next and she´ll tell you, it´s all about women, work, and family. Kunin is the author of The New Feminist Agenda.Then, Tia Fuller´s life is steeped in jazz. She´s a saxophone player who composes, teaches, and has several albums under her belt. If that´s not enough, she also spent five years touring the world with Beyonce´s all-woman R & B band. Her new album is called Angelic Warrior. She says when women make music together, something special happens. And finally, maybe feminism is a moot point. According to journalist Hanna Rosin, in the rapidly changing world we live in, women are far outpacing men in areas like education, family, and work. She writes about the trend in her book The End of Men. [Broadcast Date: August 7, 2013] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/130807/rt_tbon_130807_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, whatever happened to feminism? Critic Caitlin Moran thinks it´s alive and well - in fact, most women are leading feminist lives even if they don´t know it yet. She´s here to set them straight. Moran is the author of How to be a Woman, and Moranthology.Next, Madeline Kunin was the first female governor of Vermont - she served three terms and went on to serve as the Deputy Secretary of Education in the Clinton Administration. So, ask a product of feminism where the movement is heading next and she´ll tell you, it´s all about women, work, and family. Kunin is the author of The New Feminist Agenda.Then, Tia Fuller´s life is steeped in jazz. She´s a saxophone player who composes, teaches, and has several albums under her belt. If that´s not enough, she also spent five years touring the world with Beyonce´s all-woman R & B band. Her new album is called Angelic Warrior. She says when women make music together, something special happens. And finally, maybe feminism is a moot point. According to journalist Hanna Rosin, in the rapidly changing world we live in, women are far outpacing men in areas like education, family, and work. She writes about the trend in her book The End of Men. [Broadcast Date: November 23, 2012] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/121123/rt_tbon_121123_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.