The Soul of Tone provides enough detail about the history of Leo Fender's
amplifiers to satisfy the most experienced collector, in a style that will
hold the interest of a casual fan of popular music and its origins. Two CDs
are included with the book. One included provides (really well-played)
examples of the sounds of the most commonly agreed-upon "choice" Fender amp
models, by era and style. A second delivers a good representation of the
current (modern and re-issued) tools available.
The subtitle of this book is "Listening to the Twentieth
Century", and that what Alex Ross does. The result is a slightly
idiosyncratic reading of twentieth century composition -- all the highlights
and big names are here. Ross' book reminds us that we tend to forget how
really beautiful a lot of 20th century music is: Messaien, Stravinsky
(Symphony of Psalms), Shostakovich, Part and Adams
The accuracy and
authenticity of this collection is outstanding. The collection is complete
and will certainly help musicians re-create the Beatles' distinctive sound.
Different parts for other musical instruments are included as well as the
vocals. Tablature is also included. This is a musicians dream come true.
Evey single Beatles song, no matter how obscure, is transcribed for guitar,
bass, drums, and piano.
Musical is loosely based on the wildly imaginative novel by Gregory Maguire,
on how Dorothy's Wicked Witch of the West became "Wicked." Wicked is a shown
to be seen, heard and experienced. The Broadway Cast Album does, indeed have
some wonderful moments.
This is a book
expressing ideas about how the human mind processes music and how the brain
is involved with that processing. Daniel Levitin is a scientist whose
involves trying to understand how the mind perceives music and how that maps
into the brain. It helps that he is also a musician.
Music: An Appreciation, Brief Edition
by Roger Kamien (Author)