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Every Note Played

By Lisa Genova
  • ISBN Code: : 1476717826
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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“Unsparing in her depiction of the disease’s harrowing effects, neuroscientist Genova also celebrates humanity.” —People “Sometimes it’s easier to tell truth in fiction…And she tells it with heart and hope.” —NPR “Her juxtaposition of scientific detail with compassionate, heartfelt storytelling is unparalleled.” —Bookreporter “Every Note Played will grip and gut you.” —The Boston Globe From neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice comes a powerful exploration of regret, forgiveness, freedom, and what it means to be alive. An accomplished concert pianist, Richard received standing ovations from audiences all over the world in awe of his rare combination of emotional resonance and flawless technique. Every finger of his hands was a finely calibrated instrument, dancing across the keys and striking each note with exacting precision. That was eight months ago. Richard now has ALS, and his entire right arm is paralyzed. His fingers are impotent, still, devoid of possibility. The loss of his hand feels like a death, a loss of true love, a divorce—his divorce. He knows his left arm will go next. Three years ago, Karina removed their framed wedding picture from the living room wall and hung a mirror there instead. But she still hasn’t moved on. Karina is paralyzed by excuses and fear, stuck in an unfulfilling life as a piano teacher, afraid to pursue the path she abandoned as a young woman, blaming Richard and their failed marriage for all of it. When Richard becomes increasingly paralyzed and is no longer able to live on his own, Karina becomes his reluctant caretaker. As Richard’s muscles, voice, and breath fade, both he and Karina try to reconcile their past before it’s too late. Poignant and powerful, Every Note Played is a masterful exploration of redemption and what it means to find peace inside of forgiveness.

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  • Pdf File: the-neighbors.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Abby looks forward to meeting the family who just moved in across the street—until she realizes they’re the one couple who could expose her deepest secrets After a night of fun back in 1992, Abby is responsible for a car crash that kills her beloved brother. It’s a mistake she can never forgive, so she pushes away Liam, the man she loves most, knowing that he would eventually hate her for what she’s done, the same way she hates herself. Twenty years later, Abby’s husband, Nate, is also living with a deep sense of guilt. He was the driver who first came upon the scene of Abby’s accident, the man who pulled her to safety before the car erupted in flames—the man who could not save her brother in time. It’s this guilt, this regret, that binds them together. They understand each other. Or so Nate believes. In a strange twist of fate, Liam moves into the neighborhood with his own family, releasing a flood of memories that Abby has been trying to keep buried all these years. Abby and Liam, in a complicit agreement, pretend never to have met, yet cannot resist the pull of the past—nor the repercussions of the terrible secrets they’ve both been carrying… Don’t miss Hannah Mary Mckinnon’s latest thriller, Never Coming Home, a terrifying tale of duplicity that will have you side-eyeing your spouse as you dash to the breathtaking end!

The Joy Luck Club

By Amy Tan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101502738
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 270
  • Pdf File: the-joy-luck-club.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“The Joy Luck Club is one of my favorite books. From the moment I first started reading it, I knew it was going to be incredible. For me, it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime reading experiences that you cherish forever. It inspired me as a writer and still remains hugely inspirational.” —Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians Amy Tan’s beloved, New York Times bestselling tale of mothers and daughters, now the focus of a new documentary Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir on Netflix Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. "To despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable." Forty years later the stories and history continue. With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters. As each woman reveals her secrets, trying to unravel the truth about her life, the strings become more tangled, more entwined. Mothers boast or despair over daughters, and daughters roll their eyes even as they feel the inextricable tightening of their matriarchal ties. Tan is an astute storyteller, enticing readers to immerse themselves into these lives of complexity and mystery.

The Note Played Next

By William M. Gould
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1491747153
  • Total of Pages : 310
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 830
  • Pdf File: the-note-played-next.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In 1951, Josh Lowen, an eighteen-year-old student at Bartlett College in northern New England, allows himself to be involved in a tragic criminal act. Expelled from the school and humiliated, and feeling that his life is over, Josh wallows in misery with no expectation of hearing from anyone. A childhood pal, Larry Gerst, remembering times when Josh was there for him, writes to offer his ear and friendship, but Josh, consumed by guilt about his unfortunate choices, buries the letter in a drawer. Larry, torn between pursuing an interest in art and making money, continues on in college. Josh hitchhikes to San Francisco to find work and, he hopes, himself. Larry continues to write letters; Josh answers only some of them. Boyhood ends. Work and love, and creativity and passion begin to fill their lives. Josh plays jazz and teaches literature. Larry has successes in business and slowly acquires a very good collection of paintings. The two men see each other infrequently during the years that pass. It is not until Larry finally pursues his dream of living in Italy and immersing himself in the art world that everything changes.

School of Banjo: Bluegrass Melodic Style

By JANET DAVIS
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mel Bay Publications
  • Book Code : 1610659562
  • Total of Pages : 92
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 703
  • Pdf File: school-of-banjo.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The melodic style is a beautiful three finger picking style which can be traced to the early 1900's and became a fully accepted style for playing the five-string banjo in the 1960's, and is today an integral part of the three-finger style of many banjo players at all playing levels. Plus, the songs arranged in this style are easy and fun to learn. Although the melodic style may sound impossible with all of those notes coming from it, surprisingly you will find that it is not that difficult to learn and no previous musical knowledge is needed. This course covers the melodic style from the very basics of this picking style to the advanced techniques and provides many fun to play and well-known songs arranged in the three-finger melodic style for upper level beginning players through advanced level players.

Play great guitar

By Rikky Rooksby
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Infinite Ideas
  • Book Code : 1908189061
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 121
  • Pdf File: play-great-guitar.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Knowing how to play the guitar is just one of thosethings we'd all love to be able to do. Think back to yourformative years - at parties it was always the kid withthe guitar who got all the attention, and it's probablythat same kid who is now raking it in with their uber-cool band while you slave away at your desk. Now yourdreams of ......

Essentials of Brass Playing

By Fred Fox
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Alfred Music
  • Book Code : 9781457496318
  • Total of Pages : 94
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 946
  • Pdf File: essentials-of-brass-playing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An explicit, logical approach to important basic factors that contribute to superior brass instrument performance.

Musimathics, Volume 1

By Gareth Loy
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Book Code : 0262292750
  • Total of Pages : 504
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 273
  • Pdf File: musimathics-volume-1.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A commonsense, self-contained introduction to the mathematics and physics of music; essential reading for musicians, music engineers, and anyone interested in the intersection of art and science. “Mathematics can be as effortless as humming a tune, if you know the tune,” writes Gareth Loy. In Musimathics, Loy teaches us the tune, providing a friendly and spirited tour of the mathematics of music—a commonsense, self-contained introduction for the nonspecialist reader. It is designed for musicians who find their art increasingly mediated by technology, and for anyone who is interested in the intersection of art and science. In Volume 1, Loy presents the materials of music (notes, intervals, and scales); the physical properties of music (frequency, amplitude, duration, and timbre); the perception of music and sound (how we hear); and music composition. Calling himself “a composer seduced into mathematics,” Loy provides answers to foundational questions about the mathematics of music accessibly yet rigorously. The examples given are all practical problems in music and audio. Additional material can be found at http://www.musimathics.com.

PIANO MADE EASY for beginners

By N.a
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Edmond E. Jaboro
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Books
  • Members : 259
  • Pdf File: piano-made-easy-for-beginners.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Easy to read self-help book for first time learners to understand basics of piano playing.

Back-Up Banjo

By JANET DAVIS
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mel Bay Publications
  • Book Code : 161065871X
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 536
  • Pdf File: back-up-banjo.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With its wealth of information on how technique can be tastefully applied, Back-Up Banjo is the definitive book on the subject of banjo accompaniment. Since a banjo player in a band plays accompaniment at least 75% of the time, it is extremely important to master playing in this style. Janet Davis offers specific suggestions for accompanying a vocalist or instrumentalist in a variety of styles- and then provides musical examples illustrating her points. Janet breaks her concepts down into their basic components, making them crystal clear in lay terms. the various back-up techniques are separated into categories determined by song tempo, by lead instrument being accompanied, and by the area of the fingerboard in which the chords are being played. In notation and tablature.This set includes a companion 2-CD set which demonstrates the examples in the book.

GARAGE BAND THEORY - TOOLS the PRO'S USE to PLAY BY EAR

By Duke Sharp
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : eBook Partnership
  • Book Code : 0976642042
  • Total of Pages : 594
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 207
  • Pdf File: garage-band-theory-tools-the-pro-s-use-to-play-by-ear.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is non-academic, practical, useful theory for living-room pickers and working musicians who want to be able to think coherently about music in order to ask questions and understand answers about the music they want to play.The stuff in GBT is about understanding The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, Cole Porter and Duke Ellington, The Grateful Dead and Vampire Weekend. It's NOT about analyzing Bach Fugues... but you'll be able to if you want to. It was written for the 99% of musicians who are NOT music majors by a incorrigible honky-tonk guitar player who plays by ear ... but understands the relevant vocabulary and what's sensible and useful for MOST players."e;Garage Band Theory is a must for any musician."e; Rodney Crowell"e;Don't be put off by this giant book - Duke's got the secrets of the universe in here. Quite simply, this is the most comprehensive book on music theory I've ever seen."e;Bill Payne (Little Feat)"e;Something for every musician at any level. Especially helpful is the musical notation and tablature for a variety of instruments. This book inspires me to learn and practice more."e; Sam Bush"e;Garage Band Theory is a veritable encyclopedia of useful tools and tips.This book lifts the lid off the "e;black box"e; of music theory and let's the light shine in - and in a fun, practical way. This is a book which should be left handily lying around the living room, bedside, studio, classroom, (restroom?) - ready to be dipped into at any time for reference purposes or just to improve or refresh one's fluency in the language of music. A great resource for musicians young and old no matter what your training. For the price of a one-hour lesson, GBT offers a lifetime of learning."e; Alasdair Fraser"e;Garage Band Theory let me know how little I know... but in a good way.A It's a great book!"e; Sterling C Ball CEO, Ernie Ball Inc."e;This book is written in the people's key."e; Kostas"e;Garage Band Theory offers you everything you need to know to understand, play and make your own music. Because he is both an accomplished musician and teacher, Sharp's Garage Band Theory is an excellent guide for beginners and more advanced players alike."e; Sam Barry, author, musicianNo matter which instrument you want to play, the advice, inspiration and down-to-earth tips in this book will help you get to your goal. Duke Sharp draws on a lifetime of experience playing, writing, recording and teaching music. Garage Band Theory demystifies music theory and, in the process, shows how to apply basic music theory to the art of playing by ear and composition.

Music Technology and the Project Studio

By Dan Hosken
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136644350
  • Total of Pages : 273
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 973
  • Pdf File: music-technology-and-the-project-studio.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Music Technology and the Project Studio: Synthesis and Sampling provides clear explanations of synthesis and sampling techniques and how to use them effectively and creatively. Starting with analog-style synthesis as a basic model, this textbook explores in detail how messages from a MIDI controller or sequencer are used to control elements of a synthesizer to create rich, dynamic sound. Since samplers and sample players are also common in today’s software, the book explores the details of sampling and the control of sampled instruments with MIDI messages. This book is not limited to any specific software and is general enough to apply to many different software instruments. Overviews of sound and digital audio provide students with a set of common concepts used throughout the text, and "Technically Speaking" sidebars offer detailed explanations of advanced technical concepts, preparing students for future studies in sound synthesis. Music Technology and the Project Studio: Synthesis and Sampling is an ideal follow-up to the author’s An Introduction to Music Technology, although each book can be used independently. The Companion Website includes: Audio examples demonstrating synthesis and sampling techniques Interactive software that allows the reader to experiment with various synthesis techniques Guides relating the material in the book to various software synthesizers and samplers Links to relevant resources, examples, and software

Banjo Handbook

By JANET DAVIS
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mel Bay Publications
  • Book Code : 1610654668
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 491
  • Pdf File: banjo-handbook.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is a handy reference manual for five-string banjo players who are interested in the three-finger style of playing. Designed to give a quick explanation of the proper or most common method for playing the banjo in various situations. Sections include Banjo Set Up, Playing Basics, Chords, 3-Finger Picking, Up the Neck, the Melodic Style, Back-Up, Song Endings, and Playing in Any Key. In tablature. the companion CD is a stereo, play-along recording.