You can find a playlist with all of the classical pieces mentioned in Every Note Played at my website: www.LisaGenova.com. What would you like your readers to take away from Every Note Played? Maybe prior to reading Every Note Played, ...
Author: Lisa Genova
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
“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.
Every time he saw that it made him feel good. Therewere still moments when he marveled that hewas paid to play the piano. He was hopingthat sometime the management would give him twonights, or even three,a month.
Author: William M. Gould
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.
The information content of each subsequent note declines while its redundancy increases because each new note played narrows the choices of what notes can be played subsequently. On the fourth day, you and I are the only two students ...
Author: Gareth Loy
Publisher: MIT Press
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.
It alternates from the bass root note of a chord to another note in that chord. These thumb notes mark the beat. Plucking fingers supply upper notes, ... Every note played by the thumb is on the beat. Tap the beat with your foot.
Author: Rikky Rooksby
Publisher: Infinite Ideas
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 ......
However, today, Melodic Style is generally the accepted name as almost every note played is a melody note. This style is not difficult to play. The key is simply to understand the basics involved in this 3-finger style of picking.
Author: JANET DAVIS
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
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.
Because virtually every note played by the lead instrument in a fiddle tune is a melody note, the banjo's primary function is to provide rhythmic Support along with a counter melody, which also provides harmonic support.
Author: JANET DAVIS
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
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.
That book has full transcriptions from the original recordings of every song the Beatles recorded. “Full transcriptions” means every note played by every instrument on 213 songs. It should probably come with a magnifying glass as ...
Author: Duke Sharp
Publisher: Garage Band Theory
Category: Music theory
This electrifying book covers all the requirements for musicians who would like to play music by ear.
Chapter Three BEGINNING TO PLAY Your sitting position is very important because it affects how well you will play. ... Arrangement of keys on the keyboard Every note played on the white keys are named after the first seven letters of ...
Publisher: Edmond E. Jaboro
Easy to read self-help book for first time learners to understand basics of piano playing.
Each note should be played as cleanly as possible, and you should be able to hear each note separately from the preceding note. This is the basic sound of the classical guitar. Be sure to play just over the sound hole of the guitar.
Author: Dick Weissman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Knack Guitar for Everyone is a self-instruction book for beginners to intermediates, fully illustrated with 350 full-color photographs and more than fifty exercises and songs in musical notation. By Dick Weismann, who is the author of numerous successful music books and has performed on the Today Show, it covers everything one needs to know about the instrument itself—the parts, different kinds of guitars, care for guitars—and provides the basics of reading guitar music and playing. Lessons are geared toward achievable results, and sidebars address various styles and techniques. Plus, there are a book's worth of play-along audio tracks available for free at knackbooks.com/guitar.