Enter Shikari -- Dear Future Historians

Lyrics and Essays

Author: Enter Shikari,Rou Reynolds

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571539666


Page: 192

View: 8160

British rock / electronic / post-hardcore band Enter Shikari have created a wealth of heavily politicized music over the course of ten years and four albums. They have become one of the most influential British rock bands of their generation, sharing with their fans a belief that music can inspire change. Dear Future Historians features front-man Rou Reynolds' own song interpretations and social commentary alongside all of their lyrics to date. This cased, limited edition includes an abundance of full-color album artwork, posters, and exclusive photos essential for any Enter Shikari fan.

Keep Calm and Colour Unicorns

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909865259


Page: 96

View: 5382

'Colour is a power which directly influences the soul.' Wassily Kandinsky There's nothing like a unicorn to give life some colour. Relax, take a break and let your imagination soar... Colour, create and keep calm!

The Rough Guide to Jimi Hendrix

Author: Richie Unterberger,Rough Guides

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1405381094

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 7671

The Rough Guide to Jimi Hendrix is a thorough reference book to the life and music of the greatest rock guitarist of all time. It covers all the key events in his metamorphosis from a misfit youngster growing up in poverty in Seattle to his rise to international stardom, from his days as a starving backup musician in the early 1960s to his triumphant appearances at the Monterey Pop and Woodstock rock festivals and his mysterious, sordid death in 1970. Special chapters are devoted to vivid description and critical evaluation of all his important studio and live albums and best thirty songs, as well as all major live and documentary Hendrix videos; his myriad musical influences from blues, soul, rock, and jazz; Hendrix-related sites and shrines; and his spectacular arsenal of guitar techniques and effects. Also including special features on overlooked aspects of his art ranging from his love of Bob Dylan's music to his relationship with the Black Power movement, The Rough Guide to Jimi Hendrix in a new ePub format documents all dimensions of this one-of-a-kind musical genius.

Hey Duggee: Little Library


Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405927048

Category: Board books

Page: 52

View: 3976

Duggee gets badges for the things he can do.

Me and My Piano

Very First Lessons for the Young Pianist

Author: Fanny Waterman,Marion Harewood

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571510078

Category: Music

Page: 48

View: 358

Takes young pianists through the earliest stages of piano technique, first with separate hands, then with a sequence of very easy pieces for hands together. This book includes games and puzzles that give elementary theory a lease of life. It intends to make learning the piano an enjoyable experience for both pupil and teacher.

Hindustani Lyrics

Author: Inayat Khan,Jessie Duncan Westbrook

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 9788120814363

Category: Urdu poetry

Page: 65

View: 1210

The English version of the poetry of Sufi: Hazrat Inayat Khan reflects his deep love for these outpourings of the heart and his affection for his peers on the Path. The English rendering is typcal of the outgoing Victorian age. But even today its devotional nature and blossming description seem to be apt to the rich flowering of the Urdu original.


Epic of Bravery

Author: Fred Sheehan

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806126784

Category: History

Page: 239

View: 8411

One of the most bitterly contested pieces of land in World War II was a strip of Italian seacoast fifteen miles long and seven miles deep - the Anzio beachhead. Fred Sheehan, a soldier who participated in the campaign, tells the story of this largely neglected battle, whose purpose was to open the road to Rome. The unopposed January 1944 landing of 40,000 Allied troops seemed to promise easy victory. Yet a month later, with their number increased to 120,000, the Allies were no nearer Rome and were desperately fighting to hold their own against the German forces of Field Marshal Albert Kesselring. After a four-month siege, the Allies finally established a firm foothold in what Kesselring himself called "an epic of bravery."

The Lives and Times of the Great Composers

Author: Michael Steen

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848312679

Category: Music

Page: 968

View: 9155

'A glorious plum-pudding of a book, to be consulted, with pleasure and profit, over and over again' Sir Jeremy Isaacs Michael Steen's 'Great Composers' was originally published in 2003. A lifetime's work and almost 1000 pages long, it has since become 'the' reference point and key read on the biographical backgrounds to classical music's biggest names. Authoritative and hugely detailed - but nonetheless a joy to read - this new edition will expand its readership further and capitalise on a newfound popular interest in classical music. Steen's book helps you explore the story of Bach, the respectable burgher much of whose vast output was composed amidst petty turf disputes in Lutheran Leipzig; or the ugly, argumentative Beethoven in French-occupied Vienna, obsessed by his laundry; or Mozart, the over-exploited infant prodigy whose untimely death was shrouded in rumour. Read about Verdi, who composed against the background of the Italian Risorgimento; or about the family life of the Wagners; and, Brahms, who rose from the slums of Hamburg to become a devotee of beer and coffee in fin-de-siecle Vienna, a cultural capital bent on destroying Mahler...and much, much more.


Author: Simon Goddard

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448118468

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 7942

He came from Outer Space... It was the greatest invention in the history of pop music – the rock god who came from the stars – which struck a young David Bowie like a lightning bolt from the heavens. When Ziggy the glam alien messiah fell to Earth, he transformed Bowie from a prodigy to a superstar who changed the face of music forever. But who was Ziggy Stardust? And where did he really come from? In a work of supreme pop archaeology, Simon Goddard unearths every influence that brought Ziggy to life – from HG Wells to Holst, Kabuki to Kubrick, and Elvis to Iggy. Ziggyology documents the epic drama of the Starman’s short but eventful time on Planet Earth... and why Bowie eventually had to kill him.

More Technique Takes Off!

Author: Mary Cohen

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571524846

Category: Music

Page: 24

View: 8991

This collection of unaccompanied duets and studies offers intermediate violinists an imaginative and exciting way to improve their technique. Each piece focusses on a particular skill and together the studies provide a concentrated course in developing vibrato, double-stopping and shifting. Double-stopping pieces can be played both as a duet (for tuning purposes) and as a solo version with double stopping. In addition, practice and performance tips help to outline the musical goals and guide students on to the next stage. Titles: Intrada (duet) * Intrada (solo) * Asleep in the Hammock (duet) * Weaving Song (duet) * On the Spot (duet) * A Passing Passacaglia (duet); Quite a Character (duet) * Quite a Character (solo) * Sarabande and Double (duet) * Clouds of Blossom Are Mirrored in the Lake (solo) * Forget-Me-Not Rag (duet) * Far Distant . . . (duet) * Far Distant . . . (solo) * Catch (duet)

Chapter and Verse

New Order, Joy Division and Me

Author: Bernard Sumner

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466889888

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 1469

Bernard Sumner pioneered the post-punk movement when he broke onto the scene as a founding member of Joy Division, and later as the front man of New Order. Heavily influencing U2 and The Cure while paving the way for post-punk revivalists like Interpol, Sumner's has left an indelible mark on punk and rock music that endures to this day. Famously reluctant to speak out, for the first time Sumner tell his story, a vivid and illuminating account of his childhood in Manchester, the early days of Joy Division, and the bands subsequent critical and popular successes. Sumner recounts Ian Curtis' tragic death on the eve of the band's first American tour, the formation of breakout band New Order, and his own first-hand account of the ecstasy and the agony of the 1970s Manchester music scene. Witty, fascinating and surprisingly moving, Chapter and Verse is an account of insights and spectacular personal revelations, including an appendix containing a complete transcript of a recording made of Ian Curtis experiencing hypnotic regression under the Sumner's amateur guidance and tensions between himself and former band member Peter Hook.


Author: Horace Fletcher

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546764359


Page: 82

View: 7525

Fletcherism By Horace Fletcher

A Question of Judgement

Author: Sara Keays

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: 312

View: 3844


Author: Patti Smith

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

View: 7007

Lowside of the Road

A Life of Tom Waits

Author: Barney Hoskyns

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0767931467

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

View: 9161

With his trademark growl, carnival-madman persona, haunting music, and unforgettable lyrics, Tom Waits is one of the most revered and critically acclaimed singer-songwriters alive today. After beginning his career on the margins of the 1970s Los Angeles rock scene, Waits has spent the last thirty years carving out a place for himself among such greats as Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Like them, he is a chameleonic survivor who has achieved long-term success while retaining cult credibility and outsider mystique. But although his songs can seem deeply personal and somewhat autobiographical, fans still know very little about the man himself. Notoriously private, Waits has consistently and deliberately blurred the line between fact and fiction, public and private personas, until it has become impossible to delineate between truth and self-fabricated legend. Lowside of the Road is the first serious biography to cut through the myths and make sense of the life and career of this beloved icon. Barney Hoskyns has gained unprecedented access to Waits’s inner circle and also draws on interviews he has done with Waits over the years. Spanning his extraordinary forty-year career from Closing Time to Orphans, from his perilous “jazzbo” years in 1970s LA to such shape-shifting albums as Swordfishtrombones and Rain Dogs to the Grammy Award winners of recent years, this definitive biography charts Waits’s life and art step by step, album by album. Barney Hoskyns has written a rock biography—much like the subject himself—unlike any other. It is a unique take on one of rock’s great enigmas.

Behind Bars

The Definitive Guide to Music Notation

Author: Elaine Gould

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571514564

Category: Music

Page: 676

View: 1022

Behind Bars is the indispensable reference book for composers, arrangers, teachers and students of composition, editors, and music processors. Supported by 1,500 music examples of published scores from Bach to Xenakis, this seminal and all-encompassing guide encourages new standards of excellence and accuracy.


And How to Harness the Power of Your Unconscious

Author: Chris Paley

Publisher: Coronet

ISBN: 1444779729

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 4554

Your life is dominated by your unconscious mind: by thoughts you're unaware of and movements you don't realise you are making. Words, colours, mannerisms and other cues you don't realise are affecting you, change what you think. The confidence you have in your ability to reason and to consciously choose what to do is caused by a series of illusions that scientists are only just beginning to understand. The discovery of these illusions will change the way we see ourselves more than the discoveries of Darwin and Copernicus. Unthink explores the unconscious decisions we make, and covers a variety of topics, ranging from how we choose politicians and romantic partners to more abstract subjects such as whether we can consciously decide to move our fingers. The counter-intuitive observations that Chris makes in the book include: ? If you want someone to fancy you, wear red and meet them somewhere frightening. ? When waitresses repeat customers' orders back to them instead of just saying 'yes' they receive bigger tips. ? To reduce your shopping bill, start at the beer and snacks end of the store and work backwards. ? If you sit someone in an upright chair when you give them good news they will be prouder of their achievements. ? Having a picture of your family on your desk might make you work harder, but you'll be rattier when you get home! Chris Paley shows us how we can understand ourselves and others better, by having a greater understanding of the way that the unconscious mind has an impact of the way we live our lives.

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Definitive Biography of Freddie Mercury

Author: Lesley-Ann Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444733702

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 6975

'Exactly the sort of tribute Mercury himself would have wanted' SPECTATOR 'No one has captured better than Lesley-Ann Jones the magical, enchanting dualism of Freddie Mercury' THE TIMES 'Truly definitive, truly Freddie, an energetic, entertaining and essential account' SIR TIM RICE 'This book grabs you with its opening, then builds. Insight and anecdote in perfect harmony' SIMON NAPIER-BELL 'At last a massive tribute to a massive talent' STEVE HARLEY, COCKNEY REBEL This is the definitive biography of Freddie Mercury. Written by an award-winning rock journalist, Lesley-Ann Jones toured widely with Queen forming lasting friendships with the band. Now, having secured access to the remaining band members and those who were closest to Freddie, from childhood to death, Lesley-Ann has written the most in depth account of one of music's best loved and most complex figures. Meticulously researched, sympathetic, unsensational, the book will focus on the period in the 1980s when Queen began to fragment, before their Live Aid performance put them back in the frame. In her journey to understand the man behind the legend, Lesley-Ann Jones has travelled from London to Zanzibar to India. Packed with exclusive interviews and told with the invaluable perspective that the twenty years since Mercury's death presents, Freddie Mercury is the most up to date portrait of a legendary man.

Technique takes off!

14 intermediate studies for solo violin

Author: Mary Cohen

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571513079

Category: Music

Page: 23

View: 5335

Fourteen original, imaginative studies for solo violin, designed to lead on the elementary studies for younger players to those of Mazas and Kreutzer. Each piece concentrates one or two aspects of technique, and the whole set covers a wide range of left and right hand skills, including spicatto bowing, string-crossing, moto perpetou, cantible, and easy double stopping. Teachers and pupils will find this invaluable yet light hearted collection both enjoyable and stimulating.