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  • Japan: Rap and the Paths of Cultural Globalization

    Hip-Hop Japan: Rap and the Paths of Cultural Globalization


    What does /r/blackladies think about this? Out of curiosity, is it considered appropriation when other minorities from other countries do this?
    In this lively ethnography Ian Condry interprets Japan’s vibrant hip-hop scene, explaining how a music and culture that originated halfway around the world is appropriated and remade in Tokyo clubs and recording studios. Illuminating different aspects of Japanese hip-hop, Condry chronicles how self-described “yellow B-Boys” express their devotion to “black culture,” how they combine the figure of the samurai with American rapping techniques and gangsta imagery, and how underground artists com…

  • Blues Piano

    Improvising Blues Piano


    How can I ‘learn’ to freestyle on the piano?
    (Schott). The basic principles of blues piano explained for the intermediate-level pianist in an easy-to-grasp fashion.

  • of Orchestration (Dover Books on Music)

    Principles of Orchestration (Dover Books on Music)


    Autocorrect on “Rimsky-Korsakov”
    “To orchestrate is to create, and this cannot be taught,” wrote Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, the great Russian composer whose genius for brilliant, highly colored orchestration is unsurpassed. But invention, in all art, is closely allied to technique, and technique can be taught. This book, therefore, which differs from most other texts on the subject because of its tremendous wealth of musical examples and its systematic arrangement of material according to each constituent of the orchestra, wil…

  • Techniques for the Modern Drummer: Coordinated Independence as Applied to Jazz and Be-Bo...

    Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer: Coordinated Independence as Applied to Jazz and Be-Bo…


    Where to start with Jazz drumming
    The classic jazz independence book is now new and improved and with two CDs! Jim Chapin, known as the “”Father of Jazz Independence,”” has written one of the most popular drumset books of all time. This classic work should be in every drummer’s library as there is always something new to learn and develop from this masterful book. Whether for a beginner or an accomplished drummer, this system will greatly improve independence and coordination, sticking, power, speed, and endurance on the drum…

  • Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre

    Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of …


    Daily Discussion Thread 07/27/2016
    “Raw, authoritative, and unflinching … An elaborately detailed, darkly surprising, definitive history of the LA gangsta rap era.”—Kirkus, starred reviewA monumental, revealing narrative history about the legendary group of artists at the forefront of West Coast hip-hop: Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac Shakur.Amid rising gang violence, the crack epidemic, and police brutality, a group of unlikely voices cut through the chaos of late 1980s Los Angeles: N.W.A. Led by a drug …

  • History of Western Music (Fourth Edition)

    Concise History of Western Music (Fourth Edition)


    Why do i feel there are no great composers in the 21st century? (or late 20th)
    The most engaging and accessible brief survey of Western music history, at the best value on the market. Based on A History of Western Music, by J. Peter Burkholder, Donald Jay Grout, and Claude V. Palisca, Concise History of Western Music, Fourth Edition, offers authoritative coverage of the essential works and genres in Western music history. By setting musical events into a memorable historical and cultural context, Concise History of Western Music provides a history students will read and…

  • Sight Reading Exercises: Piano Technique

    Progressive Sight Reading Exercises: Piano Technique


    piano blues: can’t seem to play the piano despite learning it for 9+ years

  • Harmony

    Tonal Harmony


    Super interested in theory but I don’t even know what in particular to look up.
    For over two decades Tonal Harmony has been the leading text for the two-year theory curriculum for music majors. Used at nearly 800 schools, Tonal Harmony has been consistently praised for its practicality and ease of use for student and instructor alike. The straightforward approach is supported by well-chosen examples and thoughtful exercises, and the total presentation is compatible with differing teaching styles and theoretical points of view. In addition, students can purchase a CD o…

  • Rap: Explanations of Confusing Rap Lyrics that You & Your Grandma Can Understand

    Understand Rap: Explanations of Confusing Rap Lyrics that You & Your Grandma Can Understand


    One of the greatest books I’ve ever purchased!
    A compendium of rap lyrics paired with academic translations which precisely explain all the confusing terms and lyrics in a language even the most unhip person can understand. It features hip hop artists of all names, colours and creeds and organises the lyrics into categories including cars, money, fashion and crime.

  • Lessons in Bach

    First Lessons in Bach, Complete: For the Piano (Schirmer’s Library of Musical Classics)


    Pieces for a beginner that sound pretty good?
    (Piano Collection). Books I and II of this traditional edition in Schirmer’s Library of Musical Classics have been combined in an affordable new volume. An excellent resource for Late Elementary to Early Intermediate pianists.

  • Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label

    Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label


    Daily Discussion Thread 12/01/2014
    In association with Def Jam, a celebration of the first twenty-five years of the label that defined hip-hop music and culture, in the words and photographs of its founders and artists. This is the story of Def Jam in the words of its artists and top executives, taken from interviews and seamlessly told as a narrative of no-holds barred recollections and anecdotes, made even more compelling by the fact that Def Jam is one of the last great record labels to enjoy the widespread cultural influen…

  • is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back

    Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back


    A young boy emerges from life-saving surgery with remarkable stories of his visit to heaven. Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn’t know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear. Colton said he met his miscarried …

  • Dictionary of Orchestration: Pocket Size Book (Essential Dictionary Series)

    Essential Dictionary of Orchestration: Pocket Size Book (Essential Dictionary Series)


    Is there any ‘encyclopedia’ about instruments and how they sound?
    At last, an orchestration book tailor-made for the classroom musician on a budget. Any teacher, student or professional musician, whether a composer, orchestrator, arranger, performer or enthusiast will find this thoroughly comprehensive dictionary full of the most needed information on over 150 instruments. Designed for quick and easy reference, the Essential Dictionary of Orchestration includes those much-needed instrument ranges, general characteristics, tone quality descriptions, technica…

  • Music Got Free: The End of an Industry

    How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy


    IamA YIFY – A former movie uploader and torrent site operator , AMA!
    Finalist for the 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the 2016 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, and the 2015 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the YearOne of Billboard’s 100 Greatest Music Books of All TimeA New York Times Editors’ ChoiceONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST BOOKS: The Washington Post • The Financial Times • Slate • The Atlantic • Time • Forbes“[How Music Got Free] has the clear writing and brisk reportorial acumen of a Michael Lewis book.”—Dwight Garner, The New York TimesWhat happen…

  • Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal

    Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal


    What are some good books on the history of Metal?
    The definitive oral history of heavy metal, Louder Than Hell by renowned music journalists Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman includes hundreds of interviews with the giants of the movement, conducted over the past 25 years.Unlike many forms of popular music, metalheads tend to embrace their favorite bands and follow them over decades. Metal is not only a pastime for the true aficionados; it’s a lifestyle and obsession that permeates every aspect of their being. Louder Than Hell is an examin…

  • Guitar Handbook: A Unique Source Book for the Guitar Player - Amateur or Professional

    The Guitar Handbook: A Unique Source Book for the Guitar Player – Amateur or Professional, Acoust…


    [DISCUSSION] What are your favorite guitar related books?
    The most comprehensive resource available for beginning and experienced guitarists alike, whether acoustic or electric. Completely redesigned and with many more full-color photos than the original, this new edition surveys recent models and profiles current masters, includes an expanded lesson section, and encompasses 10 years of technological change in recording and amplification.

  • Pretty Face Is Going to Hell The Dangerous Glitter of David Bowie

    Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell The Dangerous Glitter of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Lou Reed


    Iggy Pop holding a knife to David Bowie’s throat, 1976.
    (Book). First-ever look at the intertwining, outrageous lives of three rock legends. When Lou Reed and Iggy Pop first met David Bowie in the fall of 1971, Bowie was just another English musician passing through New York City. Lou was still recovering from the collapse of the Velvet Underground, and Iggy had already been branded a loser… Yet within two years they completely changed the face of popular music with a decadent glamour and street-level vibe. With Bowie producing, Reed’s Transfor…

  • Better Lyrics

    Writing Better Lyrics


    How does one “actually” get better at writing lyrics, in practice?
    The Must-Have Guide for SongwritersWriting Better Lyrics has been a staple for songwriters for nearly two decades. Now this revised and updated 2nd Edition provides effective tools for everything from generating ideas, to understanding the form and function of a song, to fine-tuning lyrics.Perfect for new and experienced songwriters alike, this time-tested classic covers the basics in addition to more advanced techniques.Songwriters will discover:How to use sense-bound imagery to enhance a so…

  • Heterosexuality

    Encouraging Heterosexuality


    Drs. Abbott and Byrd are Christian scholars who make a case for encouraging heterosexuality and provide parents with ideas to help children develop a traditional sexual preference. With many voices speaking on this issue, this book offers a unique approach which unapologetically demonstrates how faith tradition and science are complementary in the search for truth about what is best for children. Their message is simple and clear: Parents can prefer and encourage heterosexuality in their chil…