10 valittua musiikkiaiheista e-kirjaa

Vaski-kirjastojen kokoelmissa on tällä hetkellä toistasataa musiikkiaiheista e-kirjaa. Suurin osa niistä on englanninkielisiä. E-kirjoja voi lainata verkkokirjaston kautta kirjoittamalla kirjastokortin numeron ja pin-koodin. Ja mikä parasta: e-kirjaa ei voi palauttaa myöhässä, joten niistä ei myöskään kerry myöhästymismaksuja.  Ohjeet e-kirjojen lainaamiseen

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Rock Band Name Origins

The Stories of 240 Groups and Performers: Greg Metzer
 Kirjassa esitellään 240 tunnettua bändiä ja niiden nimien taustoja 1960-luvulta lähtien.

 

This book details the origins of the names of 240 musical acts, focusing on the most popular groups (and a few individual performers) from the 1960s through today. Even casual music fans will recognize almost all of the acts discussed. A few one-hit wonders are included simply because their name is so unusual (Mungo Jerry, for example) that they warrant a place in the study. Each entry focuses on the meaning and/or origin of the act’s name, what it had been called previously, and any other names that were considered and rejected during the naming process. Also included are facts and figures about the act’s history and place in the rock music pantheon, the year the act was formed, the names of original members and later members of note and the act’s best known hit. The book lists bands alphabetically to give the casual reader the opportunity to open it to any page and read at leisure, the historian the ability to easily pinpoint the subject of his or her research, or the die-hard rock fan the chance to learn from A to Z the name origins of the biggest acts in rock and pop music history.

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Here She Comes Now

Women in Music Who Have Changed Our Lives: Jeff Gordinier, Marc Weingarten, Elissa Schappell, Susan Choi
Kirjoittajat esittelevät naismuusikoita, jotka ovat vaikuttaneet heidän elämäänsä.

Whether it was Patti Smith’s angry moan, Nina Simone’s guttural growl, or Dolly Parton’s towering hair and sweet voice, women have been a musical force to be reckoned with, inspired by, and paid attention to. In Here She Comes Now, today’s biggest and brightest writers tackle their favorite female musicians and the effect they’ve had on their own lives. From Rosie Schaap writing about Sandy Denny to Susan Choi writing about Stevie Nicks to Elissa Schappell writing about Kim Gordon, Here She Comes Now thoughtfully and lovingly discusses the extreme badassery of the women who break through all the barriers to truly rock.

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Before Elvis

The Prehistory of Rock ’n’ Roll: Larry Birnbaum
Kirja esittelee  rockin esihistoriaa. Mitkä seikat ja musiikin tyylisuunnat johtivat rock and rollin syntymiseen?
An essential work for rock fans and scholars, Before Elvis: The Prehistory of Rock ’n’ Roll surveys the origins of rock ’n’ roll from the minstrel era to the emergence of Bill Haley and Elvis Presley. Unlike other histories of rock, Before Elvis offers a far broader and deeper analysis of the influences on rock music. Dispelling common misconceptions, it examines rock’s origins in hokum songs and big-band boogies as well as Delta blues, detailing the embrace by white artists of African-American styles long before rock ’n’ roll appeared. This unique study ranges far and wide, highlighting not only the contributions of obscure but key precursors like Hardrock Gunter and Sam Theard but also the influence of celebrity performers like Gene Autry and Ella Fitzgerald.

Too often, rock historians treat the genesis of rock ’n’ roll as a bolt from the blue, an overnight revolution provoked by the bland pop music that immediately preceded it and created through the white appropriation of music till then played only by and for black audiences. In Before Elvis, Birnbaum daringly argues a more complicated history and rock’s evolution from a heady mix of ragtime, boogie-woogie, swing, country music, mainstream pop, and rhythm-and-blues—a melange that influenced one another along the way, from the absorption of blues and boogies into jazz and pop to the integration of country and Caribbean music into rhythm-and-blues.

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Classical Music

A Beginner’s Guide: Julian Johnson
Kirja vastaa kysymyksiin:  Mitä klassinen musiikki tarkoittaa länsimaissa? Kuinka se on muuttunut satojen vuosien aikana? Mitä merkitystä sillä on nykypäivänä?

What does classical music mean to the Western World? How has it transformed over the centuries? What relevance does it have today? Julian Johnson inspires readers to explore over 1000 years of music, and examines how music is related to some of the big ideas of Western experience including spirituality, emotion, the weight of history, and self identity. Julian Johnson is currently Professor of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is also a composer and public speaker on musicology, championing the relevance of classical music to the general public.

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Ska

An Oral History: Heather Augustyn
 Ska-musiikki syntyi Jamaikalla. Se on sekoitus jazzia, rhythm and bluesia ja karibialaista perinnemusiikkia. Kirja kertoo ska-musiikin tarinan.
 
 Before Bob Marley brought reggae to the world, before Jimmy Cliff and Peter Tosh, before thousands of musicians played a Jamaican rhythm, there were the men and women who created ska music, a blend of jazz, American rhythm and blues, and the indigenous music of the Caribbean. This book tells the story of ska music and its development from Jamaica to England, where the music took on a distinctively different tone, and finally to the rest of the world. Through the words of legendary artists, gleaned from more than a decade of interviews, the story of ska music is finally told by those who were there.

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Wired for Sound

Engineering and Technologies in Sonic Cultures:  Paul D. Greene, Thomas Porcell
Nykypäivän musiikkiteknologiassa ääniteknikon ja muusikon raja on hämärtynyt. Kirjassa osoitetaan esimerkein kuinka teknologia voi olla osa musiikintekoprosessia, eikä vain tallennusväline.

Wired for Sound is the first anthology to address the role of sound engineering technologies in the shaping of contemporary global music. Wired sound is at the basis of digital audio editing, multi-track recording, and other studio practices that have powerfully impacted the world’s music. Distinctions between musicians and engineers increasingly blur, making it possible for people around the globe to imagine new sounds and construct new musical aesthetics. This collection of 11 essays employs primarily ethnographical, but also historical and psychological, approaches to examine a range of new, technology-intensive musics and musical practices such as: fusions of Indian film-song rhythms, heavy metal, and gamelan in Jakarta; urban Nepali pop which juxtaposes heavy metal, Tibetan Buddhist ritual chant, rap, and Himalayan folksongs; collaborations between Australian aboriginals and sound engineers; the production of ”heaviness” in heavy metal music; and the production of the ”Austin sound.” This anthology is must reading for anyone interested in the global character of contemporary music technology.

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The Musician’s Guide to the Road

A Survival Handbook & All-Access Backstage Pass to Touring: Susan Voelz
Kirja  paljastaa mitä tapahtuu keikkalavojen takana. 
 An all-access pass to what goes on backstage, onstage, and on the way to the stage. What’s a tour bus like? What are the band members saying to each other on stage? Exactly how much sex, how many drugs, how much rock ’n’ roll are we talking here? The Musician’s Guide to the Road answers all these questions and many, many, many more. Both a valuable primer designed to prepare young musicians for life on the road and an entertaining memoir of the touring life written by a seasoned musician, this is the book that reveals the scene behind the scenes. Chapters focus on preparing to tour, touring by van and bus, the day of the show, the afternoon before the show, the night of the show, and the morning after, life on the road, and the end of the road.

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My Music

Explorations of Music in Daily Life: Susan D. Crafts, Daniel Cavicchi, Charles Keil
Kirjoittajat kysyivät 150 ihmiseltä mitä musiikki merkitsee heille. Kirjassa kuulet heidän vastauksensa.

My Music is a first-hand exploration of the diverse roles music plays in people’s lives. ”What is music about for you?” asked members of the Music in Daily Life Project of some 150 people, and the responses they received — from the profound to the mundane, from the deeply-felt to the flippant — reflect highly individualistic relationships to and with music. Susan Crafts, Daniel Cavicchi, and Project Director Charles Keil have collected and edited nearly forty of those interviews to document the diverse ways in which people enjoy, experience, and use music.

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Precious Metal

Decibel Presents the Stories Behind 25 Extreme Metal Masterpieces:  Albert Mudrian
Decibel musiikkilehden toimittaja Albert Mudrian on valinnut 25 heavy metallin mestariteosta.  Tämä kirja kertoo niiden tarinan.

 Decibel’s editor-in-chief Albert Mudrian, has selected and expanded the best of these features, creating a definitive collection of stories behind the greatest extreme metal albums of all time. Black Sabbath’s Heaven and Hell * Diamond Head’s Lightning to the Nations * Slayer’s Reign in Blood * Napalm Death’s Scum * Repulsion’s Horrifed * Morbid Angel’s Altars of Madness * Obituary’s Cause of Death * Entombed’s Left Hand Path * Paradise Lost’s Gothic * Carcass’ Necroticism- Descanting the Insalubrious * Cannibal Corpse’s Tomb of the Mutilated * Eyehategod’s Take as Needed for Pain * Darkthrone’s Transilvanian Hunger * Kyuss’s Welcome to Sky Valley * Meshuggah’s Destroy Erase Improve * Monster Magnet’s Dopes to Infinity * At the Gates’ Slaughter of the Soul * Opeth’s Orchid * Down’s NOLA * Emperor’s In the Nightside Eclipse * Sleep’s Jerusalem * The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Calculating Infinity * Botch’s We Are the Romans * Converge’s Jane Doe

 

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Amped

The Illustrated History of the World’s Greatest Amplifiers: Dave Hunter
Kuvakirja esittelee 60 erilaista kitaravahvistinta ja niiden historiaa. ”Tätä kirjaa kitaristit kuolaavat”.

Guitarists love amps—really love them. Amplifiers may look dull to the rest of the world, but to guitarists they are full of mystique, romance, and rockin’ sound. And while there are many strong-selling electric guitar histories available, here’s the first illustrated history of the electric guitar’s best friend, the amp.

World-famous guitar and amp historian Dave Hunter tells the story of 60 of the greatest amps ever built, including classics from Fender, Marshall, Vox, the bizarre EchoSonic that created Elvis’ sound, and the ultimate esoteric $75,000+ Dumble amps. The story is illustrated with hundreds of technical photos, rare machines, catalogs, memorabilia, and the amps of the stars, from Jimi Hendrix to Stevie Ray Vaughan to Eric Clapton.

This is a book guitarists will drool over.

 

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Ann-Christin Antell

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