The Complete Guide to Studio Cycling has been written for people who want to know how to train effectively on indoor stationary bikes, from instructors, personal trainers and coaches, to sportspeople and anyone who just wants to get fit. Studio cycling, or 'spinning' should be fun and motivating, and this book promotes focus and concentration techniques, including an individual training programme that can be adapted as your fitness levels improve. The Complete Guide to Studio Cycling answers key questions about studio cycling, from what it is and what it aims to achieve, to how to set your bike up to suit your needs. It highlights dos and don'ts, confronts the myths and presents the facts, and allows everyone to benefit from one of the most effective exercise classes available.
The Complete Guide to Exercising Away Stress contains all the information necessary for personal trainers and sports coaches to be able to advise clients correctly and responsibly on how to combat stress through exercise. It covers the causes of and responses to stress; how to recognise the signs and symptoms of stress; practical physical and mental strategies and techniques for managing stress; and how to develop the skills and qualities needed to deal effectively with clients. Stress is a growing concern in today's world and has been linked to a wide range of health problems, from irritable bowel syndrome to depression. Exercise, activity and nutrition are key tools for dealing with pressure, so personal trainers and sports coaches are ideally placed to help their clients manage stress.
A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding, Programming, Playing, and Recording the Ultimate Electronic Music Instrument
Author: Mark Vail
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Electronic music instruments weren't called synthesizers until the 1950s, but their lineage began in 1919 with Russian inventor Lev Sergeyevich Termen's development of the Etherphone, now known as the Theremin. From that point, synthesizers have undergone a remarkable evolution from prohibitively large mid-century models confined to university laboratories to the development of musical synthesis software that runs on tablet computers and portable media devices. Throughout its history, the synthesizer has always been at the forefront of technology for the arts. In The Synthesizer: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding, Programming, Playing, and Recording the Ultimate Electronic Music Instrument, veteran music technology journalist, educator, and performer Mark Vail tells the complete story of the synthesizer: the origins of the many forms the instrument takes; crucial advancements in sound generation, musical control, and composition made with instruments that may have become best sellers or gone entirely unnoticed; and the basics and intricacies of acoustics and synthesized sound. Vail also describes how to successfully select, program, and play a synthesizer; what alternative controllers exist for creating electronic music; and how to stay focused and productive when faced with a room full of instruments. This one-stop reference guide on all things synthesizer also offers tips on encouraging creativity, layering sounds, performance, composing and recording for film and television, and much more.