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The Science of Star Wars: The Scientific Facts Behind the Force, Space Travel, and More!

Pdf eBooks The Science of Star Wars: The Scientific Facts Behind the Force, Space Travel, and More!

Pdf:The Science of Star Wars: The Scientific Facts Behind the Force, Space Travel, and More!.Discover the science behind the most popular sci-fi franchise of all time!Capturing the imagination and hearts of crowds worldwide, Star Wars is a fantastic feat of science fiction and fantasy. The Science of Star Wars addresses 50 topics that span the movies’ universe such as battle technology, alien life, space travel, etc. You’ll find fascinating explorations of the physics of Star Wars, its plausibility, and more. The perfect Star Wars gift for fans of the saga, this book addresses many unanswered, burning questions, including: How long before we get a Star Wars speeder off the ground? What exactly is the Force? How could Kylo Ren stop a blaster shot in mid-air? How could we live on a gas giant like Bespin, or a desert planet like Tatooine? Nature versus nurture: How does it play out in the making of Jedi? How much would it cost to build the Death Star? And much more!We marvel at the variety of creatures and technology and the mystery behind the force. But how much of the Star Wars world is rooted in reality? Could we see some of the extraordinary inventions materialize in our world? This uncomplicated, entertaining read makes it easy to understand how advanced physics concepts, such as wormholes and Einstein’s theory of relativity, apply to the Star Wars universe.The Science of Star Wars explains to non-technical readers how physics and fantasy might merge to allow for the possibility of interstellar travel; communication with foreign but intelligent lifeforms; human-like robots; alien planets fit for human life; weapons and spacecraft such as laser guns, light sabers, and the Millennium Falcon; and Force-like psychokinetic powers.In the 21st Century, we’re on the edge of developing much of the technology from “a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away”… These fantasies aren’t as impossible as you might think! Written for every fan of George Lucas’s films, you don’t need to be a Jedi or an astrophysicist at NASA to appreciate all of Mark Brake and Jon Chase’s fun and informative analysis of this classic series in The Science of Star Wars. Prepare your mind to make the jump to light speed and find out about the facts behind one of our favorite modern epics!

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up)

Pdf eBooks The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up)

Pdf:The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up).The #1 New York Times bestselling guide to decluttering your home and the inspiration for the hit Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles? Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).  With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

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The Science of Harry Potter: The Spellbinding Science Behind the Magic, Gadgets, Potions, and More!

Pdf eBooks The Science of Harry Potter: The Spellbinding Science Behind the Magic, Gadgets, Potions, and More!

Pdf:The Science of Harry Potter: The Spellbinding Science Behind the Magic, Gadgets, Potions, and More!.How does magic in J. K. Rowling’s universe work? Finally, the scientific secrets are revealed!The story of the boy who lived has brought the idea of magic and sorcery into mainstream fruition more than any other book series in history. Modern muggle scientists have uncovered explanations to the seemingly impossible, including answers to such questions as: Will we ever see an invisibility cloak? How hazardous is a flying broomstick like the Nimbus 2000? How has medicine made powerful potions from peculiar plants? (Felix Felicis, anyone?) Can scientists ever demonstrate Wingardium Leviosa, or the flying power of a Golden Snitch? Is it possible to stupefy someone? And many more!Often perceived as a supernatural force, magic captivates and delights its audience because of its seeming ability to defy physics and logic. But did you ever wonder if science has any explanation for these fantastic feats? The Science of Harry Potter examines the scientific principles—behind some of your favorite characters, spells, items, scenes, and even games like Quidditch and Wizard’s Chess—from boy wizard Harry Potter’s world, providing in-depth analysis and scientific facts to support its theories. Author Mark Brake, whose The Science of Star Wars was a knockout success, has found the answers to satisfy the curious spirits of muggles everywhere…A perfect Harry Potter gift for anyone obsessed enough to stand in line to be the first to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child or Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, witches and wizards alike will be fascinated by the merging of this improbable realm and real science!

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Welcome to Marwencol

Pdf eBooks Welcome to Marwencol

Pdf:Welcome to Marwencol.Welcome to Marwencol tells the story of Mark Hogancamp. Mark is the subject of the movie, Welcome to Marwen (December 2018) starring Steve Carrell • Welcome to Marwencol is a hybrid art and storybook about Mark Hogancamp and his imaginary World War II—era town of Marwencol. • Learn about Hogancamp's life before and after the attack which left him with no memory of the thirty-eight prior years of his life, including his ex-wife, family, artistic talents, or military service • This astonishing story of the redemptive power of art shows Hogancamp's process with behind-the-scenes photos, capsule biographies of each Marwencol character, descriptions of each miniature building, and Mark's insight into constructing and photographing his world• Includes 100 pages of Hogancamp's photographs and stories laid out as a graphic novel"Fight scenes, dramatic rescues and love triangles are painstakingly arranged to play out before Mr. Hogancamp's camera. The resulting images are startlingly lifelike, poignant and, for him, therapeutic."—The New York Times

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Homeplace: A Southern Town, a Country Legend, and the Last Days of a Mountaintop Honky-Tonk

Pdf eBooks Homeplace: A Southern Town, a Country Legend, and the Last Days of a Mountaintop Honky-Tonk

Pdf:Homeplace: A Southern Town, a Country Legend, and the Last Days of a Mountaintop Honky-Tonk.An intimate account of country music, social change, and a vanishing way of life as a Shenandoah town collides with the twenty-first century Winchester, Virginia is an emblematic American town. When John Lingan first traveled there, it was to seek out Jim McCoy: local honky-tonk owner and the DJ who first gave airtime to a brassy-voiced singer known as Patsy Cline, setting her on a course for fame that outlasted her tragically short life. What Lingan found was a town in the midst of an identity crisis.   As the U.S. economy and American culture have transformed in recent decades, the ground under centuries-old social codes has shifted, throwing old folkways into chaos. Homeplace teases apart the tangle of class, race, and family origin that still defines the town, and illuminates questions that now dominate our national conversation—about how we move into the future without pretending our past doesn't exist, about what we salvage and what we leave behind. Lingan writes in “penetrating, soulful ways about the intersection between place and personality, individual and collective, spirit and song.”*   * Leslie Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams

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Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service

Pdf eBooks Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service

Pdf:Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service.New York Times Bestseller: The moving, entertaining, never-before-told story of how one man found his calling: to see that those who defend this country and its freedoms are never forgotten."The book is called Grateful American, and I promise you after you read it you will be grateful for what Gary has accomplished and contributed to our country." -- Clint EastwoodAs a kid in suburban Chicago, Gary Sinise was more interested in sports and rock 'n' roll than reading or schoolwork. But when he impulsively auditioned for a school production of West Side Story, he found his purpose--or so it seemed. Within a few years Gary and a handful of friends created what became one of the most exciting and important new theater companies in America. From its humble beginnings in a suburban Chicago church basement and eventual move into the city, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company launched a series of groundbreaking productions, igniting Gary's career along with those of John Malkovich, Joan Allen, Gary Cole, Laurie Metcalf, Jeff Perry, John Mahoney, and others. Television and film came calling soon after, and Gary starred in Of Mice and Men (which he also directed) and The Stand before taking the role that would change his life in unforeseeable ways: Lieutenant Dan in the Academy Award–winning Forrest Gump.The military community's embrace of the character of the disabled veteran was matched only by the depth of Gary's realization that America's defenders had not received all the honor, respect, and gratitude their sacrifices deserve. In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, this became Gary's mission. While starring in hits like Apollo 13, Ransom, Truman, George Wallace, CSI:NY, and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Gary has worked tirelessly on behalf of those who serve this country, entertaining more than a half million troops around the world playing bass guitar with his Lt. Dan Band, raising funds on behalf of veterans, and eventually founding the Gary Sinise Foundation with a mission to serve and honor America's defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.Grateful American is the moving, entertaining, profoundly gripping story of how one man found his calling: to see that those who defend this country and its freedoms are never forgotten.

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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Pdf eBooks Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Pdf:Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood.#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followedNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times • USA Today • San Francisco Chronicle • NPR • Esquire • Newsday • Booklist Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.Praise for Born a Crime “[A] compelling new memoir . . . By turns alarming, sad and funny, [Trevor Noah’s] book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah’s family, at life in South Africa under apartheid. . . . Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid, but a love letter to the author’s remarkable mother.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “[An] unforgettable memoir.”—Parade  “What makes Born a Crime such a soul-nourishing pleasure, even with all its darker edges and perilous turns, is reading Noah recount in brisk, warmly conversational prose how he learned to negotiate his way through the bullying and ostracism. . . . What also helped was having a mother like Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah. . . . Consider Born a Crime another such gift to her—and an enormous gift to the rest of us.”—USA Today “[Noah] thrives with the help of his astonishingly fearless mother. . . . Their fierce bond makes this story soar.”—People

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

Pdf eBooks Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

Pdf:Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay.When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone...Inspired by the original Hogwart’s textbook by Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original screenplay marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. A feat of imagination and featuring a cast of remarkable characters and magical creatures, this is epic adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition for any film lover or reader’s bookshelf.The film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them had its theatrical release on 18th November 2016.

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The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band

Pdf eBooks The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band

Pdf:The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band.SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL MOVIE Celebrate thirty years of the world's most notorious rock band with the deluxe collectors' edition of The Dirt—the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred autobiography of Mötley Crüe. Fans have gotten glimpses into the band's crazy world of backstage scandals, celebrity love affairs, rollercoaster drug addictions, and immortal music in Mötley Crüe books like Tommyland and The Heroin Diaries, but now the full spectrum of sin and success by Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars is an open book in The Dirt. Even fans already familiar with earlier editions of the bestselling exposé will treasure this gorgeous deluxe edition. Joe Levy at Rolling Stone calls The Dirt "without a doubt . . . the most detailed account of the awesome pleasures and perils of rock & roll stardom I have ever read. It is completely compelling and utterly revolting."

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Topgun Days: Dogfighting, Cheating Death, and Hollywood Glory as One of America's Best Fighter Jocks

Pdf eBooks Topgun Days: Dogfighting, Cheating Death, and Hollywood Glory as One of America's Best Fighter Jocks

Pdf:Topgun Days: Dogfighting, Cheating Death, and Hollywood Glory as One of America's Best Fighter Jocks.Dave Baranek (callsign "Bio") was one of 451 young men to receive his Wings of Gold in 1980 as a naval flight officer. Four years later, seasoned by intense training and deployments in the tense confrontations of the cold war, he became the only one of that initial group to rise to become an instructor at the navy's elite Fighter Weapons School. As a Topgun instructor, Bio was responsible for teaching the best fighter pilots of the Navy and Marine Corps how to be even better. He schooled them in the classroom and then went head-to-head with them in the skies.Then, in August 1985, Bio was assigned to combine his day-to-day flight duties with participation in a Pentagon-blessed project to film action footage for a major Hollywood movie focusing on the lives, loves, heartbreaks, and triumphs of young fighter pilots: Top Gun.Bio soon found himself riding in limousines to attend gala premieres, and being singled out by giggling teenagers and awed schoolboys who recognized the name "Topgun" on his T-shirts. The book ends with his reflections on his career as a skilled naval aviator and his enduring love of flight. The paperback and Kindle editions include more than fifty rare full color photographs of fighter jets in action. 

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Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley: 30 drawing lessons from the creator of Akiko

Pdf eBooks Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley: 30 drawing lessons from the creator of Akiko

Pdf:Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley: 30 drawing lessons from the creator of Akiko.It's THE book on manga from YouTube's most popular art instruction Guru! There's more to manga than big, shiny eyes and funky hair. In these action-packed pages, graphic novelist Mark Crilley shows you step-by-step how to achieve an authentic manga style—from drawing faces and figures to laying out awesome, high-drama spreads. You'll learn how a few basic lines will help you place facial features in their proper locations and simple tricks for getting body proportions right. Plus, you'll find inspiration for infusing your work with expression, attitude and action. This is the book fans have been requesting for years, packed with expert tips on everything from hairstyles and clothing to word bubbles and sound effects, delivered in the same friendly, easy-to-follow style that has made Mark Crilley one of the "25 Most Subscribed to Gurus on YouTube." Take this opportunity to turn the characters and stories in your head into professional-quality art on the page! Packed with everything you need to make your first (or your best-ever) manga stories! 30 step-by-step demonstrations showing how to draw faces and figures for a variety of ages and body types Inspirational galleries featuring 101 eyes, 50 ways to draw hands, 40 hairstyles, 12 common expressions, 30 classic poses and more! Tutorials to create a variety of realistic settings Advanced lessons on backgrounds, inking, sequencing and layout options

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How to Draw Manga: Mastering Manga Drawings (How to Draw Manga Girls, Eyes, Scenes for Beginners) (How to Draw Manga, Mastering Manga Drawings Book 2)

Pdf eBooks How to Draw Manga: Mastering Manga Drawings (How to Draw Manga Girls, Eyes, Scenes for Beginners) (How to Draw Manga, Mastering Manga Drawings Book 2)

Pdf:How to Draw Manga: Mastering Manga Drawings (How to Draw Manga Girls, Eyes, Scenes for Beginners) (How to Draw Manga, Mastering Manga Drawings Book 2).Master The Art Of Manga In Days!A book that will speed up your learning process in drawing!This Book is FREE – for Kindle Unlimited User Are you a fan of Manga art? Is drawing your hobby? Do you find that drawing is your talent, and you want to improve your skills? Do you want to make it a profession and make a career out of becoming a Manga artist? Well buckle up because TODAY we will dive in to a whole lot of fun while we help you improve your skills! How to Draw a Manga Character will help you achieve your goals as an artist. Whether you like to simply draw one character, or even make a comic book out of it, this will definitely make drawing easier for you. Here’s what you’ll learn in this book:Materials When You’re Starting OutThe Fundamental Elements of ArtPractice Warm-ups before You StartTechniques on How to Draw Facial FeaturesDrawing the Face in Different AnglesHow to Draw Different Hair StylesUsing the Anatomy Model to Draw the Body–Hands, Trunk and LegsDrawing your Characters in ActionDesigning your Character Clothes, Accessories and ShoesThis book is very easy to follow and illustrates different images that will serve as your guide in making the very basic shapes to finally drawing images that you desire. With a whole lot of practice and the right tools on hand, you would be good to go! When it comes to drawing, patience and hard work is needed. In the book: How to Draw a Manga Character everything is brought down to its simplest form so that learning is more convenient and enjoyable! So grab your own copy NOW and don’t forget to scroll up! Look for the “BUY” Button to download. Have fun!

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How to Draw Manga: The Absolute Step-By-Step Beginners Guide On Drawing Manga Characters (Mastering Manga Drawing Tutorial)

Pdf eBooks How to Draw Manga: The Absolute Step-By-Step Beginners Guide On Drawing Manga Characters (Mastering Manga Drawing Tutorial)

Pdf:How to Draw Manga: The Absolute Step-By-Step Beginners Guide On Drawing Manga Characters (Mastering Manga Drawing Tutorial).Learn How To Draw Manga With This Step-by-Step Drawing Manga Tutorial! Do you love anime like Death Note, Fullmetal Alchemist, Bleach, Rurouni Kenshin, Soul Eater, Dragon Ball Z and who could forget the famous Naruto, Trigun and One Piece? These are just among the many anime released and are rocking all kind of audiences. But did you know that some of the anime series we know and loved were adapted from a popular manga usually with the collaboration of the original author? But it would be great not to only read manga, but to also learn manga drawing. In this book, I will teach you how to draw manga. This activity will make an absolute beginner, an avid fan, anime items collector – a manga master! Why you are going to love this book? Because, I will teach you not to copy someone else’s work, but you will learn how to draw manga characters – using your imagination and creating your very own characters! In this ultimate manga lessons, you will learn the following drawing manga topics: What Is Manga? TerminologiesDifferent Styles of Manga: Shoujo, Shounen, Josei, SeinenThings You Need To ConsiderThe Different Drawing MediaDifferent Pencil and StrokesHow To Draw The Basics (The head (female and male), eyes, mouth, emotions, hair)How to Draw Shoujo Manga and Josei MangaHow to Draw Shounen MangaHow to Draw Seinen MangaApplying The Ink and Last Minute Additions…and many more!How to Draw Manga: The Absolute Step-By-Step Beginners Guide On Drawing Manga Characters (Mastering Manga Drawing Tutorial) is truly an easy-to-follow art book that will show how to draw different sketching manga style in a comprehensive structure that will allow even novices and beginners alike a chance to learn how to draw their own fictional manga characters! Properly creating your manga character is very essential in the course of mastering manga, and this book is very clear enough to discuss the core topic of understanding the 4 styles of manga. This entire manga drawing tutorial offers a wealth of real information to the actual process the drawing manga itself. A whole section of the book was devoted specifically to understanding the four different manga styles, and each chapter was dedicated to dissecting each style concentrating on eyes, hair, face, body, arms, legs, shading and the colors to be used.Special attention is paid on the final chapters of the book, educating the student the proper techniques on how to apply the ink, colors, and adding the final touches which are all important component to surely mastering manga.The final segment of this manga sketching book delivers the how-to’s of correctly applying the ink, last minute additions and detailing of your manga character. Consider working your way through the end of this book, and you will exceptionally have a rigid grasp of the basic principles, and the fun and creative process of drawing your own manga character. Learning from this how to draw manga book is an exceptional experience. You will master how to draw the perfect manga faces, head, hands, hair, eyes and clothes! It doesn't matter if you are eyeing for fantasy, action, horror, romance or magical feel. In this book how to draw manga for beginners, you will be taught how to draw manga and apply amazing effects on your drawing! Whether you are drawing male or female characters, hentai or bishoujo characters, getting this how to draw manga for beginner’s book is the best way to getting started.So if you or someone you know share the same passion and interest on how to draw manga, grab a copy today and share it with them! **This book is for kids and kids alike! Download now! Click the orange ‘Buy Now’ button at the top right!

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The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics: How to Create and Sell Comic Books, Manga, and Webcomics

Pdf eBooks The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics: How  to Create and Sell Comic Books, Manga, and Webcomics

Pdf:The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics: How to Create and Sell Comic Books, Manga, and Webcomics.Take Control of Your Comics-Making Destiny Creating your own comic is easier than ever before. With advances in technology, the increased connectivity of social media, and the ever-increasing popularity of the comics medium, successful DIY comics publishing is within your reach. With The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics, creators/instructors Comfort Love and Adam Withers provide a step-by-step breakdown of the comics-making process, perfect for any aspiring comics creator. This unprecedented, in-depth coverage gives you expert analysis on each step—writing, drawing, coloring, lettering, publishing, and marketing. Along the way, luminaries in the fields of comics, manga, and webcomics—like Mark Waid, Adam Warren, Scott Kurtz, and Jill Thompson—lend a hand, providing “Pro Tips” on essential topics for achieving your comics-making dreams. With the insights and expertise contained within these pages, you’ll have everything you need and no excuses left: It’s time to make your comics!From the Trade Paperback edition.

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How To Draw Manga: A Step By Step Illustrated Manga Drawing Guide For Beginners

Pdf eBooks How To Draw Manga: A Step By Step Illustrated Manga Drawing Guide For Beginners

Pdf:How To Draw Manga: A Step By Step Illustrated Manga Drawing Guide For Beginners.Attention all aspiring manga artists!!!Discover The Simple Yet Ultra-Powerful Method To draw any manga character you want, AND make him or her come to life!Inside ‘How To Practice Manga’, you'll learn how to Draw Amazingly Impressive Manga Characters and ArtworkThere are a number of problems faced by budding Manga artists that can be avoided with the right help, some of the biggest are:Movement – It can be difficult to get a character looking the same in every position and making it appear that limb and hand movement is natural can be especially problematic.Facial Expressions – Another major bugbear is getting those facial expressions just right. Making your characters portray the emotions you want them to can be tricky, unless you know what you are doing.Hair – Hair is another aspect of drawing Manga characters that can give even the best artists nightmares as getting the movement and shape right every time can be difficult.With “How To Practice Manga”, you won’t have to spend money on formal lessons or spend years trying to figure it out on your own like I did.I know exactly how you’re feeling right now because I was once in your shoes. Using my many years of experience drawing and teaching how to draw Manga, I have produced the ultra-powerful guide that explains exactly how to be an effective Manga artist!!!Through my course, you’ll discover the secrets to drawing manga eyes the right way. The head is a vital aspect of any illustration and contained within it is the face, which is even more vital to get right as it has the capacity to portray your character’s emotions, thoughts, desires and even personality traits.With How to Practice Manga for Beginners, you will learn the exact dimensions needed and how to balance facial features just right so that they hold the expression you need them to. By the end of the course, you will be able to draw all the components of any face and will learn to get the details just how you want them.Learn how to draw any Manga character you desire!You will learn how to draw any character you want, male or female, young or old and in a variety of styles. I’ll teach you to do 3D perspective drawing with ease and how to draw your characters in a huge range of positionsThree reasons to buy your copy on How to Practice Manga for Beginners TODAY!You could spend thousands of hours trying to work out how to draw effective Manga for yourself but why reinvent the wheel? I have already done the hard work and will share it with you in How to Practice Manga for Beginners.It takes just minutes to download, so you can start learning to be a better Manga artist straight away.The Manga guide has been downloaded by hundreds of people already, so why wait, the sooner you join them, the sooner you too will be creating amazing Manga characters

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How to Draw Manga Eyes: Easy Step by Step Drawing Lessons

Pdf eBooks How to Draw Manga Eyes: Easy Step by Step Drawing Lessons

Pdf:How to Draw Manga Eyes: Easy Step by Step Drawing Lessons.Starting to draw a new style can be quite challenging. But once you are serious it can be very rewarding. This can be said about becoming a Manga Artist. The first place to start when considering this style is in how to draw the eyes.This ebook is designed with the beginner in mind with easy to follow step by step drawings leading you to a creative result.Get your paper and pen ready and begin to discover how easy it is to learn to draw manga eyes.

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Drawing for beginners. How to Draw Anime Fast!: Illustrated Guide on Drawing Amazing Manga Pictures

Pdf eBooks Drawing for beginners. How to Draw Anime Fast!: Illustrated Guide on Drawing Amazing Manga Pictures

Pdf:Drawing for beginners. How to Draw Anime Fast!: Illustrated Guide on Drawing Amazing Manga Pictures.Anime is fun and exciting to draw. It is a very modern art form with graphic novels, cartoons, posters, clothing, and many more items using anime as an intriguing graphic. Japanese animation which is what anime is short for, is very noticeable for its sharp angles and very prominent eyes. This book walks you through how to draw seven amazing anime drawings that have their own flair and style. Welcome to the wonderful world of drawing anime.What you'll learn:- Preparing to Draw- Anime Rabbit- Anime Teen- Smiling Girl- Yawning Cat- Cool Girl- Anime Animal- Apple Girl

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Manga Magic: How to Draw and Color Mythical and Fantasy Characters

Pdf eBooks Manga Magic: How to Draw and Color Mythical and Fantasy Characters

Pdf:Manga Magic: How to Draw and Color Mythical and Fantasy Characters.What do you get when you cross popular manga style with legends of old? Manga Magic! In this one-of-a-kind guide, beloved and prolific manga artist Supittha "Annie" Bunyapen (a.k.a. Ecthelian on deviantART) shows you how to put original spins on popular fantasy figures and creatures, with insight on everything from what they wear to where they dwell. Inside, you'll learn how to:Develop fantastic characters--from basic anatomy to important details like hair and skin tones.Design costumes fit for a goddess (or fairy, or Pan, or what-have-you) right down to armor, jewelry and footwear.Color with confidence. Achieve various results using basic watercolor techniques, special effects and markers.Set the scene with great backgrounds--from aerial views to underwater scenes.Bring it all together, step by step. 20+ start-to-finish demos feature a variety of mythic characters, from wood nymphs and Golem, to multiple gods and goddesses. Whether you base your characters on traditional Greek mythology, Japanese folklore or fantastical renditions of your own imagining, this guide will lead you step by step through the creation of your own magical manga worlds!

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How To Draw Manga! – The Ultimate Step By Step Manga & Anime Tutorial To Get Started Right This Instant! *Beginners To Advanced Edition*

Pdf eBooks How To Draw Manga! – The Ultimate Step By Step Manga & Anime Tutorial To Get Started Right This Instant! *Beginners To Advanced Edition*

Pdf:How To Draw Manga! – The Ultimate Step By Step Manga & Anime Tutorial To Get Started Right This Instant! *Beginners To Advanced Edition*.Manga is not just about big eyes and spiky hair. In this jam packed pages you’ll discover the secrets behind the masters of Manga and Anime drawing. From drawing Manga boys to Manga girls as well as Chibi and even dragons!You’ll learn awesome action poses and how to best draw the body and not just using standard methods but unique and different methods that will allow you to draw any body type in any pose. You’ll learn the secrets to drawing hands, ears and eyes as well emotions to really make your viewers connect with your characters. There’s no holding back in this tutorial and you can literally start learning to draw immediately. Just download now by scrolling up to download.Here is a detailed breakdown of what you will learn:• Drawing Resources• Drawing Eyes• Step By Step Guide To Drawing The Eye• Placing The Eyes• Drawing Eyes Part 2• Different Views of the Eyes• Drawing Emotions• Tips for Drawing Emotions• Examples of Emotions• Drawing Emotions Advanced Users• Drawing Ears• Step By Step Guide To Drawing The Ears• Placing The Ears• Drawing Ears Part Advanced Users• Different Views of the Ears• Drawing Boys & Shoujo• Step By Step Guide To Drawing Manga Boys• Drawing Girls & Shoujo• Step By Step Guide To Draw Manga Girls• How To Draw The Body• Step By Step Guide To Drawing Poses• Drawing a Sexy Pose• Drawing Action Poses• Action Poses Advanced Users• How To Draw Hands• Drawing Men• Step By Step Guide To Drawing Men• Drawing Women• Step By Step Guide To Drawing Women• How To Draw Clothes• How To Draw Chibi• Step By Step Guide To Drawing Chibi• Drawing Chibi Part 2• Drawing Chibi Eyes• Different Views of Chibi• Drawing Chibi Part 3• How To Draw A Dragon Anime StyleGrab this tutorial right now and you’ll be drawing Manga in hours. Scroll up and download.

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EASY to DRAW Anime & Manga CHIBI: Step-by-step Drawing 20 Cute Kawaii Animals & Pets, Boys & Girls (How To Draw Anime & Manga Book 1)

Pdf eBooks EASY to DRAW Anime & Manga CHIBI: Step-by-step Drawing 20 Cute Kawaii Animals & Pets, Boys & Girls (How To Draw Anime & Manga Book 1)

Pdf:EASY to DRAW Anime & Manga CHIBI: Step-by-step Drawing 20 Cute Kawaii Animals & Pets, Boys & Girls (How To Draw Anime & Manga Book 1).This book will SHOW you how EASY to DRAW 20 CUTE kawaii ANIME and MANGA Chibi ANIMALS and PETS, BOYS and GIRLS. In Japanese the word "chibi" means "small person", they have big heads, childlike creatures, and very small proportions. Word "kawaii" means "pretty, lovely, charming". Chibi characters look like cute kids or baby animals and behave like adults. Even if this is your first attempt at sketching, you will not face any difficulty in DRAWING, using EASY to follow STEP-BY-STEP illustrations. At the end of the book you will find the instructions how to get FREE BONUS COLORING BOOK in PDF for FUN COLORING!

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Mastering Manga, How to Draw Manga Bodies

Pdf eBooks Mastering Manga, How to Draw Manga Bodies

Pdf:Mastering Manga, How to Draw Manga Bodies.Mastering Manga, How to Draw Manga Bodies is an excerpt from Mastering Manga With Mark Crilley. Get everything you need to know to begin drawing manga figures of all types, from typical teens to parents and babies--with the correct proportions and in all sorts of poses. Mark also shows how variations in height and proportion suit different manga styles, and you'll be delighted by how simple it is to get it just right!

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Manga Crash Course: Drawing Manga Characters and Scenes from Start to Finish

Pdf eBooks Manga Crash Course: Drawing Manga Characters and Scenes from Start to Finish

Pdf:Manga Crash Course: Drawing Manga Characters and Scenes from Start to Finish.Everything you need to start drawing manga!In the jam-packed pages of Manga Crash Course, popular YouTube artist Mina "Mistiqarts" Petrovic shares with you all the techniques you need to create not just manga figures and faces, but full characters and scenes. After learning the basics for drawing and coloring eyes, hands, feet and other body parts, you'll move on to facial expressions, hair and clothes--the things that will make your characters stand out from the rest.Then, you'll put what you learned to the test as you play the Character Idea Game. Roll the dice to create wacky character combinations like Scary Vampire School Girl or Noisy Winged Knight. Finally, put your characters together in full manga scenes and paneled pages to create a dynamic story.Your crash course to manga drawing begins...NOW!More than 25 step-by-step demonstrations to guide you through creating each body part of your manga characters.Over 130 lessons for facial anatomy, poses, clothing and accessories, and common hairstyles and emotions.Turn your your full-sized manga characters into chibis with easy techniques.Try the character invention game to help you create your own endless supply of unique manga characters and stories.

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Manga in Theory and Practice: The Craft of Creating Manga: The Craft of Creating Manga

Pdf eBooks Manga in Theory and Practice: The Craft of Creating Manga: The Craft of Creating Manga

Pdf:Manga in Theory and Practice: The Craft of Creating Manga: The Craft of Creating Manga.Hirohiko Araki is the author of one of the longest-running and most beloved manga of all time, the epic fan favorite JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. According to him, manga is the ultimate synthesis of all forms of art, and in this book he reveals the secrets behind how to make the magic happen using concrete examples from his own work. Read all about his “golden ratio” for drawing, the character histories he draws up for each of the characters he creates, his methodology for storytelling inspired by the great Ernest Hemingway, and many more aspects of manga creation in this how-to guide penned by an industry legend.

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay

Pdf eBooks Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay

Pdf:Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay.At the end of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured in New York with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escapes custody and sets about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student, who agrees to help once again, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.This second original screenplay from J.K. Rowling, illustrated with stunning line art from MinaLima, expands on earlier events that helped shaped the Wizarding World, with some surprising nods to the Harry Potter stories that will delight fans of both the books and films.

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Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

Pdf eBooks Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

Pdf:Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration.From a co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios—the Academy Award–winning studio behind Coco, Inside Out, and Toy Story—comes an incisive book about creativity in business and leadership for readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Huffington Post • Financial Times • Success • Inc. • Library JournalCreativity, Inc. is a manual for anyone who strives for originality and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation—into the meetings, postmortems, and “Braintrust” sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about creativity—but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, “an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible.” For nearly twenty years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing such beloved films as the Toy Story trilogy, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Up, WALL-E, and Inside Out, which have gone on to set box-office records and garner thirty Academy Awards. The joyousness of the storytelling, the inventive plots, the emotional authenticity: In some ways, Pixar movies are an object lesson in what creativity really is. Here, in this book, Catmull reveals the ideals and techniques that have made Pixar so widely admired—and so profitable. As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: to make the first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged a partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his co-founding Pixar in 1986. Nine years later, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever. The essential ingredient in that movie’s success—and in the thirteen movies that followed—was the unique environment that Catmull and his colleagues built at Pixar, based on leadership and management philosophies that protect the creative process and defy convention, such as: • Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. But give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better. • If you don’t strive to uncover what is unseen and understand its nature, you will be ill prepared to lead. • It’s not the manager’s job to prevent risks. It’s the manager’s job to make it safe for others to take them. • The cost of preventing errors is often far greater than the cost of fixing them. • A company’s communication structure should not mirror its organizational structure. Everybody should be able to talk to anybody.

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Everyday Crystal Rituals: Healing Practices for Love, Wealth, Career, and Home

Pdf eBooks Everyday Crystal Rituals: Healing Practices for Love, Wealth, Career, and Home

Pdf:Everyday Crystal Rituals: Healing Practices for Love, Wealth, Career, and Home.Manifest desires with crystal healing prescriptions for your home, career, and relationship from Everyday Crystal Rituals.Crystal rituals channel inner desires to create outward change. In Everyday Crystal Rituals, you’ll learn practical applications to crystal healing and manifest the life you want to lead at home, work, and in love.From mending broken hearts, to removing career obstacles, to inviting creativity into your home, these rituals make sacred practices part of your daily routine. Complete with 100 crystal profiles that explain their individual healing powers, plus an introduction on tuning into crystal energy, Everyday Crystal Rituals is your down-to-earth guide for healing with crystals.Everyday Crystal Rituals awakens your ability to live in fulfillment, love, and abundance with:An introduction to crystal healing that explains how to call on crystal energy and manifest powerful intentions with purpose.60 rituals for focused healing of real obstacles around love and relationships, career, wealth, and home life.100 profiles of the most common crystals with practical information on how to use them to achieve your life goals.Whether you’re new to working with crystals or they’re already a big part of your life, Everyday Crystal Rituals makes manifesting positive change a daily ritual.

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Pixar Storytelling: Rules for Effective Storytelling Based on Pixar’s Greatest Films

Pdf eBooks Pixar Storytelling: Rules for Effective Storytelling Based on Pixar’s Greatest Films

Pdf:Pixar Storytelling: Rules for Effective Storytelling Based on Pixar’s Greatest Films.Pixar Storytelling is about effective storytelling rules based on Pixar’s greatest films. The book consists of ten chapters, each of which explores an aspect of storytelling that Pixar excels at. Learn what Pixar’s core story ideas all have in common, how they create compelling, moving conflict and what makes their films’ resolutions so emotionally satisfying. The book also examines Pixar’s character development, unique, intricate story structure and use of theme, all of which are key to the studio’s storytelling achievements. This book is great for writers interested in writing for animation or mainstream feature films, animators or aspiring directors who want to know how some of the best animated films work, and even Pixar fans or film buffs who are interested in learning more about the awesome world of storytelling.

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Gastric Sleeve Cookbook: The Complete Bariatric Recipes Guide & Cookbook for you after Weight Loss Surgery - With Over 110 recipes (Bariatric Cookbook)

Pdf eBooks Gastric Sleeve Cookbook: The Complete Bariatric Recipes Guide & Cookbook for you after Weight Loss Surgery - With Over 110 recipes (Bariatric Cookbook)

Pdf:Gastric Sleeve Cookbook: The Complete Bariatric Recipes Guide & Cookbook for you after Weight Loss Surgery - With Over 110 recipes (Bariatric Cookbook).For anyone who has undergone bariatric surgery and needs to adjust their cooking accordingly, this is the perfect starting point to begin your whole new life.Having a Bariatric or Gastric Sleeve surgery is not an easy choice. It is a life-changing choice that affects your health, your food habits, and your life habits. You’ve made a commitment for long term weight loss success!Sarah has been a dietician for over 20 years and understands the needs of bariatric patients in their most vulnerable, post-op states. She has developed this gastric sleeve cookbook and recipe guide so that anyone can have access to valuable information regarding bariatrics and gastric sleeve diets. Inside this bestselling Gastric Sleeve cookbook, you’ll discover: - Over 110 Gastric Sleeve Approved Recipes that have been developed with the needs of post-operative bariatric patients in mind. - Important considerations, explanations, do’s and don’ts, and FAQs for anyone new to the gastric sleeve diet- Rundown on the four dietary phases following surgery are all included. Everything from your clear liquid start to your final steps to regular foods are covered- 4 Phase Meal Guide to best recommend to you what you can eat during the different phases post-opFor anyone who doesn’t want surgery to mean an end to eating delicious meals, this Gastric Sleeve Cookbook for you! You can finally get the healthy, happy life you deserve!

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Best Pressure Cooker Rice Cookbook: Easy and Healthy Instant Pot Rice Recipe (Step by Step Instructions How to Cook Rice in Instant Pot )

Pdf eBooks Best Pressure Cooker Rice Cookbook: Easy and Healthy Instant Pot Rice Recipe (Step by Step Instructions How to Cook Rice in Instant Pot )

Pdf:Best Pressure Cooker Rice Cookbook: Easy and Healthy Instant Pot Rice Recipe (Step by Step Instructions How to Cook Rice in Instant Pot ).Master your instant pot with 150+ rice recipes for any budget!Instant Pot is an ideal tool for cooking rice. Rice, for example, always turns out fluffy and tasty. And no need to stand at the stove, stir and make sure that the water does not boil away.No matter what type of rice you use, this Rice Cookbook for Instant Pots has a variety of rice recipes that are very delicious and easy to make. With most of the recipes you can use all types of rice interchangeably. You can experience eating rice dishes from Asian to European rice specialties.With over 150 recipes in this pressure cooker rice cookbook, you will be able to cook many recipes your family will love:Healthy rice recipes with chicken, and Mexican chicken rice recipesWhite, brown and black rice recipesAuthentic rice and beans recipesRice and meat recipesRice recipes for kidsBest risotto recipesEasy Asian rice recipesRice soupsDesserts with riceCoconut rice recipesHealthy vegan rice recipes and many more.Don’t waste your time looking for other options and download your copy today!*You can also buy a full-color or black and white paper version of this book. Just click "See all formats" section to choose your version.Tags: instant pot rice button, instant pot rice recipe, instant pot rice maker, instant pot rice cooker, instant pot rice, rice recipe pressure cooker, cooking rice in instant pot

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Celtic Tunes for Recorder

Pdf eBooks Celtic Tunes for Recorder

Pdf:Celtic Tunes for Recorder.This book was conceived to provide the player with tunes well within the comfort range of the recorder and written in manageable keys. The beautiful melodies and spirited dance tunes in this book was carefully selected from the O'Neill and Roche volumes both for their playability and to reflect the spirit of the people of Celtic lands. Guitar chords included.

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A Guide to Thomas Jefferson's Virginia (History & Guide)

Pdf eBooks A Guide to Thomas Jefferson's Virginia (History & Guide)

Pdf:A Guide to Thomas Jefferson's Virginia (History & Guide).Tour Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia, from Monticello to the Blue Ridge Mountains and beyond, with a guide that “mixes historical background with how-tos” (Daily Press).   Few prominent Americans are as associated with a place as Thomas Jefferson is with Virginia. The heart of “Jefferson Country” is his house and plantation at Monticello, but Jefferson traveled the breadth of his home state, from his time at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg to the new state capital at Richmond and his retreat and plantation at Poplar Forest, near Lynchburg. While spending time in the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Jefferson was inspired to write his only book, Notes on the State of Virginia. Jefferson’s life story, and his many endeavors as a scholar and statesman, are illustrated in this guide to the state he held dear.   “This book mixes historical background with the how-tos of visiting the places Jefferson spent time, including the Wren Building at the College of William and Mary, which he attended, and the George Wythe house, where he studied law in Williamsburg.” —Daily Press

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The Greatest Railroad Story Ever Told: Henry Flagler & the Florida East Coast Railway's Key West Extension

Pdf eBooks The Greatest Railroad Story Ever Told: Henry Flagler & the Florida East Coast Railway's Key West Extension

Pdf:The Greatest Railroad Story Ever Told: Henry Flagler & the Florida East Coast Railway's Key West Extension.All aboard for the history of one of the most audacious and innovative railroad engineering feats in history from the celebrated Floridian author.   Although several people had considered constructing a railroad to Key West beginning in the early 1800s, it took a bold industrialist with unparalleled vision to make it happen. In 1902, Henry Flagler made the decision to extend the Florida East Coast Railway to “the nearest deepwater American port.” In this book, renowned Florida historian Seth H. Bramson reveals how the Key West Extension of the Flagler-owned FEC became the greatest railroad engineering and construction feat in United States, and possibly world, history, an accomplishment that would cement Flagler’s fame and legend for all time. Join Bramson as he recounts the years of operation of this great railroad, what it did for the Florida Keys and what it meant to the resident conchs.   Includes photos

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Mercury and Me

Pdf eBooks Mercury and Me

Pdf:Mercury and Me.With its new introduction by Jim Hutton’s co-writer Tim Wapshott, only this Kindle edition of ’Mercury and Me' is the updated story of rock’s oddest couple. Includes colour photographs. The relationship between Freddie Mercury and Jim Hutton evolved over several months in 1984 and 1985. Even when they first slept together Hutton had no idea who Mercury was, and when the star told him his name it meant nothing to him. Hutton worked as a barber at the Savoy Hotel and retained his job and suburban lodgings long after first meeting the rock legend. Hutton finally moved in with Mercury and later also worked as his gardener. Hutton was never fully assimilated into Mercury's jet-setting lifestyle, nor did he want to be, but from 1985 until Mercury's death in 1991 he was closer to him than anyone. He knew all Mercury's closest chums including the other members of Queen, Elton John, David Bowie and Montserrat Caballé. Ever present at the countless Sunday lunch gatherings and opulent parties, in stark contrast Hutton also nursed Mercury through his terminal illness, often held him through the night in his final weeks, and was with him as he died. No one can tell the story of the last few years of Mercury's private life - the ecstasies and the agonies - more accurately or honestly than Jim Hutton.

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Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011

Pdf eBooks Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011

Pdf:Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011.Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR and GQJoining the ranks of the classics Please Kill Me, Our Band Could Be Your Life, and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, an intriguing oral history of the post-9/11 decline of the old-guard music industry and rebirth of the New York rock scene, led by a group of iconoclastic rock bands.In the second half of the twentieth-century New York was the source of new sounds, including the Greenwich Village folk scene, punk and new wave, and hip-hop. But as the end of the millennium neared, cutting-edge bands began emerging from Seattle, Austin, and London, pushing New York further from the epicenter. The behemoth music industry, too, found itself in free fall, under siege from technology. Then 9/11/2001 plunged the country into a state of uncertainty and war—and a dozen New York City bands that had been honing their sound and style in relative obscurity suddenly became symbols of glamour for a young, web-savvy, forward-looking generation in need of an anthem.Meet Me in the Bathroom charts the transformation of the New York music scene in the first decade of the 2000s, the bands behind it—including The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem, Interpol, and Vampire Weekend—and the cultural forces that shaped it, from the Internet to a booming real estate market that forced artists out of the Lower East Side to Williamsburg. Drawing on 200 original interviews with James Murphy, Julian Casablancas, Karen O, Ezra Koenig, and many others musicians, artists, journalists, bloggers, photographers, managers, music executives, groupies, models, movie stars, and DJs who lived through this explosive time, journalist Lizzy Goodman offers a fascinating portrait of a time and a place that gave birth to a new era in modern rock-and-roll.

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Save Me from Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs, and Lived to Tell My Story

Pdf eBooks Save Me from Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs, and Lived to Tell My Story

Pdf:Save Me from Myself: How I Found God, Quit Korn, Kicked Drugs, and Lived to Tell My Story.The amazing true story of an out-of-control rock star, his devastating addiction to drugs, and his miraculous redemption through Jesus Christ.In February 2005, more than ten thousand people in Bakersfield, California, watched as Brian "Head" Welch—the former lead guitarist of the controversial rock band Korn—was saved by Jesus Christ. The event set off a media frenzy as observers from around the world sought to understand what led this rock star out of the darkness and into the light.Now, in this courageous memoir, Head talks for the first time about his shocking embrace of God and the tumultuous decade that led him into the arms of Jesus Christ. Offering a backstage pass to his time with Korn, Head tells the inside story of his years in the band and explains how his rock star lifestyle resulted in an all-consuming addiction to methamphetamines. Writing openly about the tour bus mayhem of Ozzfest and The Family Values tour, he provides a candid look at how the routine of recording, traveling, and partying placed him in a cycle of addiction that he could not break on his own.Speaking honestly about his addiction, Head details his struggles with the drug that ultimately led him to seek a higher power. Despite his numerous attempts to free himself from meth, nothing—not even the birth of his daughter—could spur him to kick it for good. Here Head addresses how, with the help of God, he emerged from his dangerous lifestyle and found a path that was not only right for his daughter, it was right for him. Discussing the chaotic end to his time in Korn and how his newfound faith has influenced his relationship with his daughter, his life, and his music, Head describes the challenging but rewarding events of the last two years, exposing the truth about how his moments of doubt and his hardships have only deepened his faith.Candid, compelling, and inspirational, Save Me from Myself is a rock 'n' roll journey unlike any other.

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Face the Music: A Life Exposed

Pdf eBooks Face the Music: A Life Exposed

Pdf:Face the Music: A Life Exposed.NEW YORK TIMES and INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERIn Face the Music, Paul Stanley—the co-founder and famous “Starchild” frontman of KISS—reveals for the first time the incredible highs and equally incredible lows in his life both inside and outside the band. Face the Music is the shocking, funny, smart, inspirational story of one of rock’s most enduring icons and the group he helped create, define, and immortalize.Stanley mixes compelling personal revelations and gripping, gritty war stories that will surprise even the most steadfast member of the KISS Army. He takes us back to his childhood in the 1950s and ’60s, a traumatic time made more painful thanks to a physical deformity. Born with a condition called microtia, he grew up partially deaf, with only one ear. But this instilled in him an inner drive to succeed in the most unlikely of pursuits: music.With never-before-seen photos and images throughout, Stanley’s memoir is a fully realized and unflinching portrait of a rock star, a chronicle of the stories behind the famous anthems, the many brawls and betrayals, and all the drama and pyrotechnics on and off the stage. Raw and confessional, Stanley offers candid insights into his personal relationships, and the turbulent dynamics with his bandmates over the past four decades. And no one comes out unscathed—including Stanley himself.“People say I was brave to write such a revealing book, but I wrote it because I needed to personally reflect on my own life. I know everyone will see themselves somewhere in this book, and where my story might take them is why I’m sharing it.” —Paul Stanley

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Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury

Pdf eBooks Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury

Pdf:Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury.For the first time, the final years of one of the world's most captivating rock showman are laid bare. Including interviews from Freddie Mercury's closest friends in the last years of his life, along with personal photographs, Somebody to Love is an authoritative biography of the great man.Here are previously unknown and startling facts about the singer and his life, moving detail on his lifelong search for love and personal fulfilment, and of course his tragic contraction of a then killer disease in the mid-1980s.Woven throughout Freddie's life is the shocking story of how the HIV virus came to hold the world in its grip, was cruelly labelled 'The Gay Plague' and the unwitting few who indirectly infected thousands of men, women and children - Freddie Mercury himself being one of the most famous.The death of this vibrant and spectacularly talented rock star, shook the world of medicine as well as the world of music. Somebody to Love finally puts the record straight and pays detailed tribute to the man himself.

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Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll

Pdf eBooks Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll

Pdf:Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock and Roll.The story of Heart is a story of heart and soul and rock ’n’ roll. Since finding their love of music and performing as teenagers in Seattle, Washington, Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson, have been part of the American rock music landscape. From 70s classics like “Magic Man” and “Barracuda” to chart- topping 80s ballads like “Alone,” and all the way up to 2012, when they will release their latest studio album, Fanatic, Heart has been thrilling their fans and producing hit after hit. In Kicking and Dreaming, the Wilsons recount their story as two sisters who have a shared over three decades on the stage, as songwriters, as musicians, and as the leaders of one of our most beloved rock bands. An intimate, honest, and a uniquely female take on the rock and roll life, readers of bestselling music memoirs like Life by Keith Richards and Steven Tyler’s Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? will love this quintessential music story finally told from a female perspective.

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An Outlaw and a Lady: A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon, and the Faith that Brought Me Home

Pdf eBooks An Outlaw and a Lady: A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon, and the Faith that Brought Me Home

Pdf:An Outlaw and a Lady: A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon, and the Faith that Brought Me Home.Renowned songwriter, singer, and wife of Waylon Jennings writes an intimate, enormously entertaining memoir of American music, of life with Waylon and the Outlaws, and of faith lost and found.The daughter of a Pentecostal evangelist and a race-car driver, Jessi Colter played piano and sang in church before leaving Arizona to tour with rock-n-roll pioneer Duane Eddy, whom she married. Colter became a successful recording artist, appearing on American Bandstand and befriending stars such as the Everly Brothers and Chet Atkins, while her songs were recorded by Nancy Sinatra, Dottie West, and others. Her marriage to Eddy didn’t last, however, and in 1969 she married the electrifying Waylon Jennings. Together, they made their home in Nashville which, in the 1970s, was ground zero for roots music, drawing Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Shel Silverstein, and others to the Nashville Sound. And Jessi was at the center of it all, the only woman on the landmark Wanted: The Outlaws album, therecord that launched the Outlaw Country genre and was the first country album to go platinum. She also tasted personal commercial success with the #1-single “I’m Not Lisa.”But offstage, life was a challenge, as Waylon pursued his addictions and battled his demons. Having drifted from the church as a young woman, Jessi returned to her faith and found in it a source of strength in the turmoil of living with Waylon. In the 1980s, Waylon helped launch the super group The Highwaymen with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson, and the hits kept rolling, as did Waylon’s reckless living. Amid it all, Jessi faithfully prayed for her husband until finally, at Thanksgiving 2001, Waylon found Jesus, just months before he died. An Outlaw and a Lady is a powerful story of American music, of love in the midst of heartache, and of faith that sustains.

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Song Maps: A New System to Write Your Best Lyrics

Pdf eBooks Song Maps: A New System to Write Your Best Lyrics

Pdf:Song Maps: A New System to Write Your Best Lyrics.Whether you're just starting out as a songwriter, you're an experienced songwriter or just looking for a new perspective on the beautiful craft of songwriting, Song Maps – A New System to Write Your Best Lyrics offers fresh insights to help you write your very best lyrics.Does any of the following sound familiar?- You worry that the lyrics you write just don't deliver their full potential but can't figure out why, even though technically they tick all the right boxes.- You have great ideas but your finished lyrics somehow fall short of the emotional impact you wanted and, as a result, your songs get passed over.- You have a busy schedule with limited time to write and have wasted too many hours chasing un-writable lyric ideas.- You wonder how some professional songwriters always seem to get a particular dynamic in their lyrics, consistently writing songs better than 90% of what you hear on the radio. - You are perhaps nervous about going into a pro co-writing session because you fear your ideas aren't worth bringing into the writing room.- You know you have so many great titles waiting to be written but haven't found a way of systematically developing them into well-crafted lyrics.- After writing an amazing hooky Chorus and a great supporting first Verse, you hit the dreaded wall that is “second verse curse”.In Song Maps – A New System to Write Your Best Lyrics, I deliver simple, logical, well-defined solutions to these issues and more: I give you seven well-developed professional templates for you to bring your lyrics to life. I also provide you with a tried and tested process for writing lyrics using Song Maps. And I'll reveal the songwriter’s secret weapon.Much of this book contains new material. This is because, while I enjoyed building a firm foundation of knowledge about the craft from the songwriting programs at Berklee Music School and other sources, I discovered Song Maps afterwards, from my experience as a professional songwriter, writing either on my own or in the writing rooms of Nashville. Having been signed as a staff songwriter at Universal Music Publishing in Nashville, being nominated and winning awards for my songs including Grammys, Doves and hymn-writing awards, and after spending many years studying thousands of techniques and developing them in my own songwriting and in the writing room, I've had the privilege of teaching the material in this book to hundreds of songwriters and seeing a step change in their writing. I have been blessed to watch them find their authentic voice in writing ideas to their full potential, helping them achieve their dream to move from writing flat 2D lyrics to fabulous High Definition full-color 3D lyrics.As you assimilate Song Maps into your writing workflow, your songwriting will shift away from tentative, self-conscious, inhibited writing to strong, bold, intentional and vulnerable writing that does full justice to your original ideas, ultimately allowing you to make the impact you deserve as a songwriter.If you implement the simple, easy-to-understand concepts in this book, I promise you your songs will be better crafted than 90% of the songs you hear on the radio. It will also transform your effectiveness as a co-writer. Importantly, no matter where your songs end up, you will be confident you have written a brilliant lyric and you have served your co-writers well. Let this book help you transform your lyric writing by using Song Maps in your songwriting workflow and take your song ideas to their ultimate potential by writing your best, truly golden, spectacular songs.

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Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire: What Happens When God's Spirit Invades the Hearts of His People

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Pdf:Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire: What Happens When God's Spirit Invades the Hearts of His People.In Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire, pastor Jim Cymbala shares the lessons he learned when the Spirit ignited his heart and began to move through his people. Cymbala knows that times are urgent, but God is on the move.Pastor Jim Cymbala believes that Jesus wants to renew his people - to call us back from spiritual dead ends, apathy, and lukewarm religion. Cymbala knows the difference firsthand. Back in the early 1970s, his own church, the Brooklyn Tabernacle, was a struggling congregation of twenty. Then they began to pray, God began to move, and street-hardened lives by the hundreds were changed with the love of Christ. Today, they are nearly ten thousand strong.This well-loved book, with over one million copies sold, shares the story of what happened to this broken-down church in one of America’s toughest neighborhoods and points the way to new spiritual vitality in the church and in your own life. Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire shows what the Holy Spirit can do when believers get serious about prayer and the gospel. As this compelling book reveals, God moves in life-changing ways when we set aside our own agendas, take him at his word, and listen for his voice.In this new 20th anniversary edition, Cymbala updates the classic stories, including that of his own daughter, Chrissy Cymbala Toledo. He talks about how the church has grown and how God helped the church move from its location on Flatbush Avenue to a larger facility that the growing church couldn’t "afford." And it is so appropriate that the church meets in a building that was once a theater, as God is dramatically reshaping the life stories of so many people who encounter Christ and the power of the gospel. This message of hope and transformation continues.

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Pagan Christianity?: Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices

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Pdf:Pagan Christianity?: Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices.Have you ever wondered why we Christians do what we do for church every Sunday morning? Why do we “dress up” for church? Why does the pastor preach a sermon each week? Why do we have pews, steeples, and choirs? This ground-breaking book, now in affordable softcover, makes an unsettling proposal: most of what Christians do in present-day churches is rooted, not in the New Testament, but in pagan culture and rituals developed long after the death of the apostles. Coauthors Frank Viola and George Barna support their thesis with compelling historical evidence and extensive footnotes that document the origins of modern Christian church practices. In the process, the authors uncover the problems that emerge when the church functions more like a business organization than the living organism it was created to be. As you reconsider Christ's revolutionary plan for his church—to be the head of a fully functioning body in which all believers play an active role—you'll be challenged to decide whether you can ever do church the same way again.

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PHOTOSHOP: Absolute Beginners Guide To Mastering Photoshop And Creating World Class Photos (Step by Step Pictures, Adobe Photoshop, Digital Photography, Graphic Design)

Pdf eBooks PHOTOSHOP: Absolute Beginners Guide To Mastering Photoshop And Creating World Class Photos (Step by Step Pictures, Adobe Photoshop, Digital Photography, Graphic Design)

Pdf:PHOTOSHOP: Absolute Beginners Guide To Mastering Photoshop And Creating World Class Photos (Step by Step Pictures, Adobe Photoshop, Digital Photography, Graphic Design).Get the Right Instruction to Become a Photoshop Wizard! - 4th EDITION as of 6/6/16Are you ready to learn Photoshop and create top-quality images?When you download Photoshop: Absolute Beginners Guide To Mastering Photoshop And Creating World Class Photos, you'll discover a wealth of knowledge about this essential editing software. This book explains the basics of the Photoshop interface:Menu BarOption BarToolboxPalette WellPalettesThe ToolboxThe Menu BarRead this book for FREE on Kindle Unlimited - Download Now!Photoshop: Absolute Beginners Guide To Mastering Photoshop And Creating World Class Photos explains the best ways to use palettes:LayersAdjustmentsColor ChannelsColor PickerColor SwatchesHistoryTextScroll to the top and select the "BUY" button for instant download.Photoshop: Absolute Beginners Guide To Mastering Photoshop And Creating World Class Photos also teaches you the basics of Touch Ups, Color Corrections, and Enhancements to make your photos the best they can be. You'll learn how to use drawing tools, such as the pencil, paint bucket, and shape and line tools. This book even helps you use a wide variety of filters for amazing visual effects!Remember - with this book, you'll also get The 20 Top Photoshop Tips and Tricks, 5 Tips for Shooting and Creating Successful HDR Photos, and learn How to Get HDR Style Results in Photoshop by Using Layers!Download Photoshop: Absolute Beginners Guide To Mastering Photoshop And Creating World Class Photos TODAY, and start getting creative!You’ll be so glad you took this step!

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A Spy in Canaan

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Pdf:A Spy in Canaan.Only Ernest Withers, a key figure in the civil rights movement, could have delivered such iconic photographs—and the kind of information the FBI wanted . . . Renowned photographer Ernest Withers captured some of the most stunning moments of the civil rights era—from the age-defining snapshot of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., riding one of the first integrated buses in Montegomery, to the haunting photo of Emmett Till’s great-uncle pointing an accusing finger at his nephew’s killers. He was trusted and beloved by King’s inner circle, and had a front row seat to history . . . but few people know that Withers was also an informant for the FBI. Memphis journalist Marc Perrusquia broke the story of Withers’s secret life after a long investigation culminating in a landmark lawsuit against the government to release hundreds of once-classified FBI documents. Those files confirmed that, from 1958 to 1976, Withers helped the Bureau monitor pillars of the movement including Dr. Martin Luther King and others, as well as dozens of civil rights foot soldiers. Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of King’s assasination, A Spy in Canaan explores the life, complex motivations, and legacy of this fascinating figure Ernest Withers, as well as the dark shadow that era’s culture of surveillance has cast on our own time. Includes an 8-page, black-and-white photo insert.

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Obama: An Intimate Portrait

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Pdf:Obama: An Intimate Portrait.Relive the extraordinary Presidency of Barack Obama through White House photographer Pete Souza's behind-the-scenes images and stories in this #1 New York Times bestseller--with a foreword from the President himself.During Barack Obama's two terms, Pete Souza was with the President during more crucial moments than anyone else--and he photographed them all. Souza captured nearly two million photographs of President Obama, in moments highly classified and disarmingly candid.Obama: An Intimate Portrait reproduces more than 300 of Souza's most iconic photographs with fine-art print quality in an oversize collectible format. Together they document the most consequential hours of the Presidency--including the historic image of President Obama and his advisors in the Situation Room during the bin Laden mission--alongside unguarded moments with the President's family, his encounters with children, interactions with world leaders and cultural figures, and more.Souza's photographs, with the behind-the-scenes captions and stories that accompany them, communicate the pace and power of our nation's highest office. They also reveal the spirit of the extraordinary man who became our President. We see President Obama lead our nation through monumental challenges, comfort us in calamity and loss, share in hard-won victories, and set a singular example to "be kind and be useful," as he would instruct his daughters.This book puts you in the White House with President Obama, and will be a treasured record of a landmark era in American history.* * *A deluxe limited slipcase edition is also available.

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50 Drawing Projects: A creative step-by-step workbook

Pdf eBooks 50 Drawing Projects: A creative step-by-step workbook

Pdf:50 Drawing Projects: A creative step-by-step workbook.In this imaginative new book, Barrington Barber presents an array of interesting subjects, including people, pets and everyday objects in and around the home. Each project is broken down into easy-to-follow steps which culminate in a finished drawing. The reader is then invited to make his or her own version of the subject. Combining guidance for beginners with challenging subjects for more experienced artists, 50 Drawing Projects is a relaxing way to discover and develop one of life's most rewarding creative skills.SUBJECTS INCLUDE: Still life Animals Flowers People

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How to Sketch Landscapes: Beginner's Drawing Tip & Quick Landscape Sketching Exercises

Pdf eBooks How to Sketch Landscapes: Beginner's Drawing Tip & Quick Landscape Sketching Exercises

Pdf:How to Sketch Landscapes: Beginner's Drawing Tip & Quick Landscape Sketching Exercises.>>> HOW TO SKETCH LANDSCAPES: Beginner's Drawing Tips & Quick Landscape Sketching ExercisesDo you want to start sketching landscapes, TODAY? Do you always doodle on every available paper on sight? Did you never get the chance to FINALLY commit to sketching and drawing?If you answered yes, then HOW TO SKETCH LANDSCAPES is a the book you need!Inside you'll find great theoretical and practical advice on sketching, as well as quick and simple landscape sketching exercises. Liron is a great believer in the "anyone can do it" approach, and this belief resides in every chapter and page of this book.Inside HOW TO SKETCH LANDSCAPES you will find:- The basic mindset for SKETCHING- The basics of sketching (practical tips)- Landscape Sketching exercises: nature and urban- Liron's super personal approach to teaching sketchingGet your copy TODAY and finally learn how to sketch landscapes!Note: How to Sketch Landscapes is based on Liron's book: "How to Sketch". Some contents overlap.

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Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice

Pdf eBooks Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice

Pdf:Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice.Because nature is so expansive and complex, so varied in its range of light, landscape painters often have to look further and more deeply to find form and structure, value patterns, and an organized arrangement of shapes. In Landscape Painting, Mitchell Albala shares his concepts and practices for translating nature's grandeur, complexity, and color dynamics into convincing representations of space and light.  Concise, practical, and inspirational, Landscape Painting focuses on the greatest challenges for the landscape artist, such as: •  Simplification and Massing: Learn to reduce nature's complexity by looking beneath the surface of a subject to discover the form's basic masses and shapes.•  Color and Light: Explore color theory as it specifically applies to the landscape, and learn the various strategies painters use to capture the illusion of natural light.•  Selection and Composition: Learn to select wisely from nature's vast panorama. Albala shows you the essential cues to look for and how to find the most promising subject from a world of possibilities. The lessons in Landscape Painting—based on observation rather than imitation and applicable to both plein air and studio practice—are accompanied by painting examples, demonstrations, photographs, and diagrams. Illustrations draw from the work of more than 40 contemporary artists and such masters of landscape painting as John Constable, Sanford Gifford, and Claude Monet.  Based on Albala's 25 years of experience and the proven methods taught at his successful plein air workshops, this in-depth guide to all aspects of landscape painting is a must-have for anyone getting started in the genre, as well as more experienced practitioners who want to hone their skills or learn new perspectives.From the Hardcover edition.

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Sketch Now, Think Later:Jump into Urban Sketching with Limited Time, Tools, and Techniques

Pdf eBooks Sketch Now, Think Later:Jump into Urban Sketching with Limited Time, Tools, and Techniques

Pdf:Sketch Now, Think Later:Jump into Urban Sketching with Limited Time, Tools, and Techniques.Boston-based urban artist Mike Daikubara gives beginners a crash course in location sketching that you can use in any city in Sketch Now, Think Later. Everyone wishes they could sketch stylish scenes, but busy lives leave almost no room for sitting down with a pad and pen to practicing. Many people give up on their potential hobby (and artistic outlet) because they feel they just don’t have the time to lay the groundwork. Here’s a secret though: you do! All you is a strategy for incorporate sketching into your daily life.Sketch Now, Think Later covers the tools, techniques and tips that author and Urban Sketching Correspondent of Boston Mike Daikubara has developed in his more than 15 years as a practicing artist, and will show you how to fully dive into any sketching situation with limited time and tools, and still be able to produce memorable, great looking, fun sketches!

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Beastie Boys Book

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Pdf:Beastie Boys Book.#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself—by band members ADROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Spike Jonze, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Rolling Stone • The Guardian • Paste  Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam “ADROCK” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers; their early collaboration with Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin; the debut album that became the first hip hop record ever to hit #1, Licensed to Ill—and the album’s messy fallout as the band broke with Def Jam; their move to Los Angeles and rebirth with the genre-defying masterpiece Paul’s Boutique; their evolution as musicians and social activists over the course of the classic albums Check Your Head, Ill Communication, and Hello Nasty and the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits conceived by the late Adam “MCA” Yauch; and more. For more than thirty years, this band has had an inescapable and indelible influence on popular culture. With a style as distinctive and eclectic as a Beastie Boys album, Beastie Boys Book upends the typical music memoir. Alongside the band narrative you will find rare photos, original illustrations, a cookbook by chef Roy Choi, a graphic novel, a map of Beastie Boys’ New York, mixtape playlists, pieces by guest contributors, and many more surprises.Praise for Beastie Boys Book “A fascinating, generous book with portraits and detail that float by in bursts of color . . . As with [the band’s] records, the book’s structure is a lyrical three-man weave. . . . Diamond’s voice is lapidary, droll. Horovitz comes on like a borscht belt comedian, but beneath that he is urgent, incredulous, kind of vulnerable. . . . Friendship is the book’s subject as much as music, fame and New York.”—The New York Times Book Review “Wild, moving . . . resembles a Beastie Boys LP in its wild variety of styles.”—Rolling Stone  “As nutty, irreverent, and fun as you think it would be.”—Vogue “As freewheeling and funny as their albums . . . a beautifully messy (and large) talisman containing within it many of the great joys and surprises that come with listening to the Beastie Boys”—The AV Club

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The 50th Law

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Pdf:The 50th Law.In The 50th Law, hip hop and pop culture icon 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) joins forces with Robert Greene, bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, to write a “bible” for success in life and work based on a single principle: fear nothing. With stories from 50 Cent's life on the streets and in the boardroom as he rose to fame after the release of his album Get Rich or Die Tryin’, as well as examples of others who have overcome adversity through understanding and practicing the 50th Law, this deeply inspirational book is perfect for entrepreneurs as well as anyone interested in the extraordinary life of Curtis Jackson.

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Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation

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Pdf:Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation.Can't Stop Won't Stop is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the American century, and a provocative look into the new world that the hip-hop generation created.Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth rebellion and a generation-defining movement. In a post-civil rights era defined by deindustrialization and globalization, hip-hop crystallized a multiracial, polycultural generation's worldview, and transformed American politics and culture. But that epic story has never been told with this kind of breadth, insight, and style.Based on original interviews with DJs, b-boys, rappers, graffiti writers, activists, and gang members, with unforgettable portraits of many of hip-hop's forebears, founders, and mavericks, including DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Chuck D, and Ice Cube, Can't Stop Won't Stop chronicles the events, the ideas, the music, and the art that marked the hip-hop generation's rise from the ashes of the 60's into the new millennium.

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They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us

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Pdf:They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us.*2018 "12 best books to give this holiday season" —TODAY Show*Best Books of 2018 —Rolling Stone"A Best Book of 2017" —NPR, Buzzfeed, Paste Magazine, Esquire, Chicago Tribune, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, CBC, Stereogum, National Post, Entropy, Heavy, Book Riot, Chicago Review of Books, The Los Angeles Review, Michigan Daily*American Booksellers Association (ABA) 'December 2017 Indie Next List Great Reads' *Midwest Indie BestsellerIn an age of confusion, fear, and loss, Hanif Abdurraqib's is a voice that matters. Whether he's attending a Bruce Springsteen concert the day after visiting Michael Brown's grave, or discussing public displays of affection at a Carly Rae Jepsen show, he writes with a poignancy and magnetism that resonates profoundly.In the wake of the nightclub attacks in Paris, he recalls how he sought refuge as a teenager in music, at shows, and wonders whether the next generation of young Muslims will not be afforded that opportunity now. While discussing the everyday threat to the lives of black Americans, Abdurraqib recounts the first time he was ordered to the ground by police officers: for attempting to enter his own car.In essays that have been published by the New York Times, MTV, and Pitchfork, among others—along with original, previously unreleased essays—Abdurraqib uses music and culture as a lens through which to view our world, so that we might better understand ourselves, and in so doing proves himself a bellwether for our times."Funny, painful, precise, desperate, and loving throughout. Not a day has sounded the same since I read him." —Greil Marcus, Village Voice

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Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove

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Pdf:Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove.MO' META BLUESThe World According to QuestloveMo' Meta Blues is a punch-drunk memoir in which Everyone's Favorite Questlove tells his own story while tackling some of the lates, the greats, the fakes, the philosophers, the heavyweights, and the true originals of the music world. He digs deep into the album cuts of his life and unearths some pivotal moments in black art, hip hop, and pop culture. Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson is many things: virtuoso drummer, producer, arranger, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon bandleader, DJ, composer, and tireless Tweeter. He is one of our most ubiquitous cultural tastemakers, and in this, his first book, he reveals his own formative experiences--from growing up in 1970s West Philly as the son of a 1950s doo-wop singer, to finding his own way through the music world and ultimately co-founding and rising up with the Roots, a.k.a., the last hip hop band on Earth. Mo' Meta Blues also has some (many) random (or not) musings about the state of hip hop, the state of music criticism, the state of statements, as well as a plethora of run-ins with celebrities, idols, and fellow artists, from Stevie Wonder to KISS to D'Angelo to Jay-Z to Dave Chappelle to...you ever seen Prince roller-skate?!? But Mo' Meta Blues isn't just a memoir. It's a dialogue about the nature of memory and the idea of a post-modern black man saddled with some post-modern blues. It's a book that questions what a book like Mo' Meta Blues really is. It's the side wind of a one-of-a-kind mind. It's a rare gift that gives as well as takes. It's a record that keeps going around and around.

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Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest (American Music)

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Pdf:Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest (American Music).A New York Times Best SellerA February IndieNext PickNamed A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by Buzzfeed, Nylon, The A. V. Club, CBC Books, and The Rumpus. And a Winter's Most Anticipated Book by Vanity Fair and The WeekStarred Reviews: Kirkus and Booklist"Warm, immediate and intensely personal."—New York TimesHow does one pay homage to A Tribe Called Quest? The seminal rap group brought jazz into the genre, resurrecting timeless rhythms to create masterpieces such as The Low End Theory and Midnight Marauders. Seventeen years after their last album, they resurrected themselves with an intense, socially conscious record, We Got It from Here . . . Thank You 4 Your Service, which arrived when fans needed it most, in the aftermath of the 2016 election. Poet and essayist Hanif Abdurraqib digs into the group’s history and draws from his own experience to reflect on how its distinctive sound resonated among fans like himself. The result is as ambitious and genre-bending as the rap group itself.Abdurraqib traces the Tribe's creative career, from their early days as part of the Afrocentric rap collective known as the Native Tongues, through their first three classic albums, to their eventual breakup and long hiatus. Their work is placed in the context of the broader rap landscape of the 1990s, one upended by sampling laws that forced a reinvention in production methods, the East Coast–West Coast rivalry that threatened to destroy the genre, and some record labels’ shift from focusing on groups to individual MCs. Throughout the narrative Abdurraqib connects the music and cultural history to their street-level impact. Whether he’s remembering The Source magazine cover announcing the Tribe’s 1998 breakup or writing personal letters to the group after bandmate Phife Dawg’s death, Abdurraqib seeks the deeper truths of A Tribe Called Quest; truths that—like the low end, the bass—are not simply heard in the head, but felt in the chest.

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The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

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Pdf:The Autobiography of Gucci Mane.The New York Times bestselling memoir from the legendary Gucci Mane spares no detail in this “cautionary tale that ends in triumph” (GQ). For the first time Gucci Mane tells his extraordinary story in his own words. It is “as wild, unpredictable, and fascinating as the man himself” (Complex). The platinum-selling recording artist began writing his remarkable autobiography in a federal maximum security prison. Released in 2016, he emerged radically transformed. He was sober, smiling, focused, and positive—a far cry from the Gucci Mane of years past. A critically acclaimed classic, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane “provides incredible insight into one of the most influential rappers of the last decade, detailing a volatile and fascinating life...By the end, every reader will have a greater understanding of Gucci Mane, the man and the musician” (Pitchfork).

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Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap

Pdf eBooks Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap

Pdf:Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap."Raw, authoritative, and unflinching ... An elaborately detailed, darkly surprising, definitive history of the LA gangsta rap era."---Kirkus, starred reviewA monumental, revealing narrative history about the legendary group of artists at the forefront of West Coast hip-hop: Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac Shakur.Amid rising gang violence, the crack epidemic, and police brutality, a group of unlikely voices cut through the chaos of late 1980s Los Angeles: N.W.A. Led by a drug dealer, a glammed-up producer, and a high school kid, N.W.A gave voice to disenfranchised African Americans across the country. And they quickly redefined pop culture across the world. Their names remain as popular as ever--Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube. Dre soon joined forces with Suge Knight to create the combustible Death Row Records, which in turn transformed Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur into superstars.Ben Westhoff explores how this group of artists shifted the balance of hip-hop from New York to Los Angeles. He shows how N.W.A.'s shocking success lead to rivalries between members, record labels, and eventually a war between East Coast and West Coast factions. In the process, hip-hop burst into mainstream America at a time of immense social change, and became the most dominant musical movement of the last thirty years. At gangsta rap's peak, two of its biggest names--Tupac and Biggie Smalls--were murdered, leaving the surviving artists to forge peace before the genre annihilated itself. Featuring extensive investigative reporting, interviews with the principal players, and dozens of never-before-told stories, Original Gangstas is a groundbreaking addition to the history of popular music.

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Walk This Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song that Changed American Music Forever

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Pdf:Walk This Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song that Changed American Music Forever.Washington Post national arts reporter Geoff Edgers takes a deep dive into the story behind “Walk This Way,” Aerosmith and Run-DMC's legendary, groundbreaking mashup that forever changed music. The early 1980s were an exciting time for music. Hair metal bands were selling out stadiums, while clubs and house parties in New York City had spawned a new genre of music. At the time, though, hip hop's reach was limited, an art form largely ignored by mainstream radio deejays and the rock-obsessed MTV network.But in 1986, the music world was irrevocably changed when Run-DMC covered Aerosmith's hit “Walk This Way” in the first rock-hip hop collaboration. Others had tried melding styles. This was different, as a pair of iconic arena rockers and the young kings of hip hop shared a studio and started a revolution. The result: Something totally new and instantly popular. Most importantly, "Walk This Way" would be the first rap song to be played on mainstream rock radio. In Walk This Way, Geoff Edgers sets the scene for this unlikely union of rockers and MCs, a mashup that both revived Aerosmith and catapulted hip hop into the mainstream. He tracks the paths of the main artists—Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joseph “Run” Simmons, and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels—along with other major players on the scene across their lives and careers, illustrating the long road to the revolutionary marriage of rock and hip hop. Deeply researched and written in cinematic style, this music history is a must-read for fans of hip hop, rock, and everything in between.

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My Voice: A Memoir

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Pdf:My Voice: A Memoir.THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAngie Martinez is the “Voice of New York.” Now, for the first time, she candidly recounts the story of her rise to become an internationally celebrated hip hop radio icon.   In her current reign at Power 105.1 and for nearly two decades at New York’s Hot 97, Angie Martinez has had one of the highest rated radio shows in the country. After working her way up as an intern, she burst on the scene as a young female jock whose on-air “Battle of the Beats” segment broke records and became a platform for emerging artists like a young Jay Z. Angie quickly became known for intimate, high-profile interviews, mediating feuds between artists, and taking on the most controversial issues in hip hop. At age twenty-five, at the height of the East Coast/West Coast rap war, Angie was summoned by Tupac Shakur for what would be his last no-holds-barred interview—which has never aired in its entirety and which she’s never discussed in detail—until now.    Angie shares stories from behind-the-scenes of her most controversial conversations, from onetime presidential hopeful Barack Obama to superstars like Mary J. Blige and Chris Brown, and describes her emotional, bittersweet final days at Hot 97 and the highly publicized move to Power 105.1. She also opens up about her personal life—from her roots in Washington Heights and her formative years being raised by a single mom in Brooklyn to exploring the lessons that shaped her into the woman she is today.   From the Puerto Rican Day Parade to the White House—Angie is universally recognized as a powerful voice in the Latino and hip hop communities. My Voice gives an inside look at New York City’s one-of-a-kind urban radio culture, the changing faces of hip hop music, and Angie’s rise to become the Voice of New York.

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Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass

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Pdf:Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass."It's not surprising that sooner or later I'd dive down the proverbial rabbit hole into the world of vintage bass guitars."—Geddy LeeFrom Rush frontman Geddy Lee's personal collection of vintage electric bass guitars, dating from the 1950s to the 1980s, comes the definitive volume on the subject.Geddy's love of the bass has been nurtured over a lifetime spent in the limelight as one of the world's premier rock bassists. For the past seven years, he's dedicated himself to studying the history of the instrument that's been so essential to his career, collecting hundreds of basses from around the globe.Written with arts journalist Daniel Richler, gorgeously photographed in breathtaking detail by Richard Sibbald, and with insight from Geddy’s trusted bass tech and curator, John "Skully" McIntosh, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass profiles over 250 classic basses from Geddy’s extensive collection. Representing every tone in the bass palette, every nuance of the rock and roll genre as well as blues, jazz, pop, and country, this one-of-a-kind collection features so-called "beauty queens"—pristine instruments never lifted from their cases—as well as "road warriors"—well-worn, sweat-soaked basses that proudly show their age and use. Complete with personal commentary from Geddy that showcases his knowledge both as a musician and an aficionado, this luxuriously produced volume is a revelatory look at the heavy hitters in the world of bass—Fender, Gibson/Epiphone, Rickenbacker, Höfner, Ampeg—and lesser known but influential global luthiers such as Antonio Wandr Pioli, Dan Armstrong, and Tony Zemaitis.The book also features interviews with John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin); Adam Clayton (U2); Robert Trujillo (Metallica); Jeff Tweedy (Wilco); Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones); Les Claypool (Primus); Bob Daisley (Rainbow); Fender expert and owner of the legendary Gibson Explorer, Bass Ken Collins; veteran guitar tech for The Who, Alan Rogan; plus comments from many other great players across three decades of rock and roll.Written in Geddy's singular voice, this book reveals the stories, songs, and history behind the instruments of his inimitable collection. Complete with an index and a graphically designed timeline of the history of the bass, as well as an up-close look at Geddy's basses on Rush's final R40 Tour, his stage and recording gear from 1968 to 2017, and forewords by author and respected vintage expert, Terry Foster, and Rush band member, Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass is the ultimate compendium for the consummate collector, musician, Rush fan, and anyone who loves the bass guitar.

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This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession

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Pdf:This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession.In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music—its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it—and the human brain. Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin poses that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, he reveals:• How composers produce some of the most pleasurable effects of listening to music by exploiting the way our brains make sense of the world• Why we are so emotionally attached to the music we listened to as teenagers, whether it was Fleetwood Mac, U2, or Dr. Dre• That practice, rather than talent, is the driving force behind musical expertise• How those insidious little jingles (called earworms) get stuck in our headA Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist, This Is Your Brain on Music will attract readers of Oliver Sacks and David Byrne, as it is an unprecedented, eye-opening investigation into an obsession at the heart of human nature.

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Musicophilia

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Pdf:Musicophilia.Revised and ExpandedWith the same trademark compassion and erudition he brought to The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition. In Musicophilia, he shows us a variety of what he calls “musical misalignments.” Among them: a man struck by lightning who suddenly desires to become a pianist at the age of forty-two; an entire group of children with Williams syndrome, who are hypermusical from birth; people with “amusia,” to whom a symphony sounds like the clattering of pots and pans; and a man whose memory spans only seven seconds-for everything but music. Illuminating, inspiring, and utterly unforgettable, Musicophilia is Oliver Sacks' latest masterpiece.

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Pat Metheny: The ECM Years, 1975-1984 (Oxford Studies in Recorded Jazz)

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Pdf:Pat Metheny: The ECM Years, 1975-1984 (Oxford Studies in Recorded Jazz).The guitarist and composer Pat Metheny ranks among the most popular and innovative jazz musicians of all time. In Pat Metheny: The ECM Years, 1975-1984, Mervyn Cooke offers the first in-depth account of Metheny's early creative period, during which he recorded eleven stunningly varied albums for the pioneering European record label ECM (Edition of Contemporary Music). This impressive body of recordings encompasses both straight-ahead jazz playing with virtuosic small ensembles and the increasingly complex textures and structures of the Pat Metheny Group, a hugely successful band also notable for its creative exploration of advanced music technologies which were state-of-the-art at the time.Metheny's music in all its shapes and forms broke major new ground in its refusal to subscribe to either of the stylistic poles of bebop and jazz-rock fusion which prevailed in the late 1970s. Through a series of detailed analyses based on a substantial body of new transcriptions from the recordings, this study reveals the close interrelationship of improvisation and pre-composition which lies at the very heart of the music. Furthermore, these analyses vividly demonstrate how Metheny's music is often conditioned by a strongly linear narrative model: both its story-telling characteristics and atmospheric suggestiveness have sometimes been compared to those of film music, a genre in which the guitarist also became active during this early period.The melodic memorability for which Metheny's compositions and improvisations have long been world-renowned is shown to be just one important element in an unusually rich and flexible musical language that embraces influences as diverse as bebop, free jazz, rock, pop, country & western, Brazilian music, classical music, minimalism, and the avant-garde. These elements are melded into a uniquely distinctive soundworld which, above all, directly reflects Metheny's passionate belief in the need to refashion jazz in ways which can allow it to speak powerfully to each new generation of youthful listeners.

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The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music

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Pdf:The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music.From Grammy-winning musical icon and legendary bassist Victor L. Wooten comes an inspiring parable of music, life, and the difference between playing all the right notes…and feeling them.The Music Lesson is the story of a struggling young musician who wanted music to be his life, and who wanted his life to be great. Then, from nowhere it seemed, a teacher arrived. Part musical genius, part philosopher, part eccentric wise man, the teacher would guide the young musician on a spiritual journey, and teach him that the gifts we get from music mirror those from life, and every movement, phrase, and chord has its own meaning...All you have to do is find the song inside.“The best book on music (and its connection to the mystic laws of life) that I've ever read. I learned so much on every level.”—Multiple Grammy Award–winning saxophonist Michael Brecker

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Playing the Piano for Pleasure: The Classic Guide to Improving Skills Through Practice and Discipline

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Pdf:Playing the Piano for Pleasure: The Classic Guide to Improving Skills Through Practice and Discipline.Skyhorse Publishing is proud to revive Playing Piano for Pleasure. With the wonderful writing one would expect from a longtime New Yorker reporter, Piano aficionado Charles Cooke, offers concrete routines for improving your piano performance. A pleasant and constant cheerleader, Cooke asks readers to practice every day, suggesting that they work through just that section time and again until it is perfect. In addition to his own thoughts, Cooke includes material from his interviews with master pianists, artists, and writers. The result is a book that should be cherished for years to come.

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The Psychology of Music: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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Pdf:The Psychology of Music: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions).Music has been examined from multiple perspectives: as a product of human history, for example, or a product of human culture. But there is also a long tradition, intensified in recent decades, of thinking about music as a product of the human mind. Whether considering composition, performance, listening, or appreciation, the constraints and capabilities of the human mind play a formative role. The field that has emerged around this approach is known as the psychology of music.Written in a lively and accessible manner, this volume connects the science to larger questions about music that are of interest to practicing musicians, music therapists, musicologists, and the general public alike. For example: Why can one musical performance move an audience to tears, and another compel them to dance, clap, or snap along? How does a "hype" playlist motivate someone at the gym? And why is that top-40 song stuck in everyone's head?ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Do You Remember House?: Chicago's Queer of Color Undergrounds

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Pdf:Do You Remember House?: Chicago's Queer of Color Undergrounds.Today, no matter where you are in the world, you can turn on a radio and hear the echoes and influences of Chicago house music. Do You Remember House? tells a comprehensive story of the emergence, and contemporary memorialization of house in Chicago, tracing the development of Chicago house music culture from its beginnings in the late '70s to the present. Based on expansive research in archives and his extensive conversations with the makers of house in Chicago's parks, clubs, museums, and dance studios, author Micah Salkind argues that the remediation and adaptation of house music by crossover communities in its first decade shaped the ways that Chicago producers, DJs, dancers, and promoters today re-remember and mobilize the genre as an archive of collectivity and congregation.The book's engagement with musical, kinesthetic, and visual aspects of house music culture builds from a tradition of queer of color critique. As such, Do You Remember House? considers house music's liberatory potential in terms of its genre-defiant repertoire in motion. Ultimately, the book argues that even as house music culture has been appropriated and exploited, the music's porosity and flexibility have allowed it to remain what pioneering Chicago DJ Craig Cannon calls a "musical Stonewall" for queers and people of color in the Windy City and around the world.

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Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of The Rock Stars

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Pdf:Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of The Rock Stars.Named one of the best music books of 2017 by The Wall Street JournalAn elegy to the age of the Rock Star, featuring Chuck Berry, Elvis, Madonna, Bowie, Prince, and more, uncommon people whose lives were transformed by rock and who, in turn, shaped our cultureRecklessness, thy name is rock.The age of the rock star, like the age of the cowboy, has passed. Like the cowboy, the idea of the rock star lives on in our imaginations. What did we see in them? Swagger. Recklessness. Sexual charisma. Damn-the-torpedoes self-belief. A certain way of carrying themselves. Good hair. Interesting shoes. Talent we wished we had. What did we want of them? To be larger than life but also like us. To live out their songs. To stay young forever. No wonder many didn’t stay the course.In Uncommon People, David Hepworth zeroes in on defining moments and turning points in the lives of forty rock stars from 1955 to 1995, taking us on a journey to burst a hundred myths and create a hundred more.As this tribe of uniquely motivated nobodies went about turning themselves into the ultimate somebodies, they also shaped us, our real lives and our fantasies. Uncommon People isn’t just their story. It’s ours as well.

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Help!: The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of Collaboration

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Pdf:Help!: The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of Collaboration.The fascinating story of how creative cooperation inspired two of the world’s most celebrated musical acts.The Beatles and Duke Ellington’s Orchestra stand as the two greatest examples of collaboration in music history. Ellington’s forte was not melody—his key partners were not lyricists but his fellow musicians. His strength was in arranging, in elevating the role of a featured soloist, in selecting titles: in packaging compositions. He was also very good at taking credit when the credit wasn’t solely his, as in the case of Mood Indigo, though he was ultimately responsible for the orchestration of what Duke University musicologist Thomas Brothers calls "one of his finest achievements." If Ellington was often reluctant to publicly acknowledge how essential collaboration was to the Ellington sound, the relationship between Lennon and McCartney was fluid from the start. Lennon and McCartney "wrote for each other as primary audience." Lennon’s preference for simpler music meant that it begged for enhancement and McCartney was only too happy to oblige, and while McCartney expanded the Beatles’ musical range, Lennon did "the same thing with lyrics."Through his fascinating examination of these two musical legends, Brothers delivers a portrait of the creative process at work, demonstrating that the cooperative method at the foundation of these two artist-groups was the primary reason for their unmatched musical success. While clarifying the historical record of who wrote what, with whom, and how, Brothers brings the past to life with a lifetime of musical knowledge that reverberates through every page, and analyses of songs from Lennon and McCartney’s Strawberry Fields Forever to Billy Strayhorn’s Chelsea Bridge.Help! describes in rich detail the music and mastery of two cultural leaders whose popularity has never dimmed, and the process of collaboration that allowed them to achieve an artistic vision greater than the sum of their parts.

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Boys in the Trees: A Memoir

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Pdf:Boys in the Trees: A Memoir.Carly Simon's New York Times bestselling memoir, Boys in the Trees, reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L. Simon, the co-founder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster, her musical debut as half of The Simon Sisters performing folk songs with her sister Lucy in Greenwich Village, to a meteoric solo career that would result in 13 top 40 hits, including the #1 song "You're So Vain." She was the first artist in history to win a Grammy Award, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, for her song "Let the River Run" from the movie Working Girl. The memoir recalls a childhood enriched by music and culture, but also one shrouded in secrets that would eventually tear her family apart. Simon brilliantly captures moments of creative inspiration, the sparks of songs, and the stories behind writing "Anticipation" and "We Have No Secrets" among many others. Romantic entanglements with some of the most famous men of the day fueled her confessional lyrics, as well as the unraveling of her storybook marriage to James Taylor.

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Freddie Mercury: A Kind of Magic

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Pdf:Freddie Mercury: A Kind of Magic.Freddie Mercury was rock’s most dazzling showman, a legendary entertainer who in 1991, at the age of just forty-five, became the first major music star to die of AIDS. Mercury’s soaring four-octave voice was a defining element in Queen’s unique sound, crucial to the success of the band’s fifteen studio albums, from Queen (1973) to Made in Heaven (1995). He was also a supremely talented songwriter and musician who wrote many of the band’s greatest hits, including ‘Killer Queen’, ‘We Are the Champions’ and their biggest triumph, the epic anthem ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. As a solo artist he released two acclaimed albums: Mr. Bad Guy in 1985 and the operatic 'Barcelona' with Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé in 1988.Mercury’s extraordinary charisma was perhaps best seen in his imperious live performances, in which he’d hold vast stadium crowds to rapturous attention. His outrageous theatrics, physicality and over-the-top costumes led one commentator to describe him as ‘a performer out to tease, shock, and ultimately charm his audience with various extravagant versions of himself’. He pushed the limits of camp in everything he did. His extreme behaviour, in a society in which being gay was only starting to be accepted, just added to Freddie Mercury’s allure.With expert understanding, Mark Blake traces Mercury’s life from his childhood in Zanzibar and India to his untimely death, and charts his astonishing achievements including in Queen’s world-conquering performance at Live Aid in 1985.In the year that marks what would have been his seventieth birthday, Freddie Mercury: A Life celebrates a remarkable life, lived to the fullest. Featuring revealing interviews with fellow musicians, producers and collaborators, and a detailed discography and timeline, this is a memorable tribute to a unique recording artist and an irreplaceable performer who rocked the world.

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Queen: The Complete Works

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Pdf:Queen: The Complete Works.Clashing together outrageous musical influences and extravagantly visual imagery, Queen's place in history as the greatest glam band of them all is rock solid. Their fan base continues to grow, a decade and a half on from the death of Freddie Mercury, Queen's super-charismatic front man.Georg Purvis's meticulous, session-by-session, song-by-song, album-by-album, tour-by-tour record of the band's progress is the complete reference source that Queen fans have been waiting for. If you love the Champions of Rock, it's all here: The Band - detailed insights into Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon The Albums - detailed production history and analysis of every album, including solo releases The Sessions - in depth coverage from the early days via A Night at The Operaall the way to Made in Heaven The Songs - hundreds of individual entries on all the famous recordings, as well as obscure, unreleased rarities The Tours - set-lists and histories of every live show The Videos - a complete guide to Queen's groundbreaking video work The Movies - Flash Gordon, and other projects Plus - the reunion shows with Paul Rodgers, the radio sessions, the costumes, the parties and much, much more...

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A Natural Woman: A Memoir

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Pdf:A Natural Woman: A Memoir.NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "King's songs have mixed rock-soul heart-rush with real-world ache. So does her memoir...Revealing, humble, and cool-aunt chatty." -Rolling Stone The incredible life that inspired the hit Broadway musical BeautifulCarole King takes us from her early beginnings in Brooklyn, to her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed songwriting and performing talents of all time. A NATURAL WOMAN chronicles King's extraordinary life, drawing readers into her musical world, including her phenomenally successful #1 album Tapestry, and into her journey as a performer, mother, wife and present-day activist. Deeply personal, King's memoir offers readers a front-row seat to the woman behind the legend and includes dozens of photos from her childhood, her own family, and behind-the-scenes images from her performances.

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Not Dead Yet: The Memoir

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Pdf:Not Dead Yet: The Memoir.Phil Collins pulls no punches—about himself, his life, or the ecstasy and heartbreak that’s inspired his music. In his much-awaited memoir, Not Dead Yet, he tells the story of his epic career, with an auspicious debut at age 11 in a crowd shot from the Beatles’ legendary film A Hard Day’s Night. A drummer since almost before he could walk, Collins received on the job training in the seedy, thrilling bars and clubs of 1960s swinging London before finally landing the drum seat in Genesis. Soon, he would step into the spotlight on vocals after the departure of Peter Gabriel and begin to stockpile the songs that would rocket him to international fame with the release of Face Value and “In the Air Tonight.” Whether he’s recalling jamming with Eric Clapton and Robert Plant, pulling together a big band fronted by Tony Bennett, or writing the music for Disney’s smash-hit animated Tarzan, Collins’s storytelling chops never waver. And of course he answers the pressing question on everyone’s mind: just what does “Sussudio” mean? Not Dead Yet is Phil Collins’s candid, witty, unvarnished story of the songs and shows, the hits and pans, his marriages and divorces, the ascents to the top of the charts and into the tabloid headlines. As one of only three musicians to sell 100 million records both in a group and as a solo artist, Collins breathes rare air, but has never lost his touch at crafting songs from the heart that touch listeners around the globe. That same touch is on magnificent display here, especially as he unfolds his harrowing descent into darkness after his “official” retirement in 2007, and the profound, enduring love that helped save him. This is Phil Collins as you’ve always known him, but also as you’ve never heard him before.

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Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story

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Pdf:Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story.New York Times bestselling poet and multi-platinum singer-songwriter Jewel explores her unconventional upbringing and extraordinary life in an inspirational memoir that covers her childhood to fame, marriage, and motherhood.When Jewel’s first album, Pieces of You, topped the charts in 1995, her emotional voice and vulnerable performance were groundbreaking. Drawing comparisons to Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell, a singer-songwriter of her kind had not emerged in decades. Now, with more than thirty million albums sold worldwide, Jewel tells the story of her life, and the lessons learned from her experience and her music.      Living on a homestead in Alaska, Jewel learned to yodel at age five, and joined her parents’ entertainment act, working in hotels, honky-tonks, and biker bars. Behind a strong-willed family life with an emphasis on music and artistic talent, however, there was also instability, abuse, and trauma. At age fifteen, she moved out and tasked herself with a mission: to see if she could avoid being the kind of statistic that her past indicated for her future. Soon after, she was accepted to the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, and there she began writing her own songs as a means of expressing herself and documenting her journey to find happiness. Jewel was eighteen and homeless in San Diego when a radio DJ aired a bootleg version of one of her songs and it was requested into the top-ten countdown, something unheard-of for an unsigned artist. By the time she was twenty-one, her debut had gone multiplatinum.      There is much more to Jewel’s story, though, one complicated by family legacies, by crippling fear and insecurity, and by the extraordinary circumstances in which she managed to flourish and find happiness despite these obstacles. Along her road of self-discovery, learning to redirect her fate, Jewel has become an iconic singer and songwriter. In Never Broken she reflects on how she survived, and how writing songs, poetry, and prose has saved her life many times over. She writes lyrically about the natural wonders of Alaska, about pain and loss, about the healing power of motherhood, and about discovering her own identity years after the entire world had discovered the beauty of her songs.From the Hardcover edition.

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Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury

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Pdf:Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury.When Freddie Mercury died in 1991, aged just 45, the world was rocked by the vibrant and flamboyant star's tragic secret that he had been battling AIDS. The announcement of his diagnosis reached them less than 24-hours before his death, shocking his millions of fans, and fully opening the eyes of the world to the destructive and fatal disease. In Somebody to Love, biographers Mark Langthorne and Matt Richards skilfully weave Freddie's pursuit of musical greatness with Queen, his upbringing and endless search for love, with the origins and aftermath of a terrible disease that swept across the world in the 1980s.With brand new perspectives from Freddie's closest friends and fellow musicians, this unique and deeply moving tribute casts a very different light on his death. An intimate read, like Freddie and his art, it will stay with you for a long time to come.

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Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock's Greatest Supergroup

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Pdf:Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock's Greatest Supergroup.The first and most complete narrative biography of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, by acclaimed music journalist and Rolling Stone contributing editor David Browne Even in the larger-than-life world of rock and roll, it was hard to imagine four more different men. David Crosby, the opinionated hippie guru. Stephen Stills, the perpetually driven musician. Graham Nash, the tactful pop craftsman. Neil Young, the creatively restless loner. But together, few groups were as in sync with their times as Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Starting with the original trio's landmark 1969 debut album, the group embodied much about its era: communal musicmaking, protest songs that took on the establishment and Richard Nixon, and liberal attitudes toward partners and lifestyles. Their group or individual songs--"Wooden Ships," "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," "After the Gold Rush," "For What It's Worth" (with Stills and Young's Buffalo Springfield), "Love the One You're With," "Long Time Gone," "Just a Song Before I Go," "Southern Cross"--became the soundtrack of a generation. But their story would rarely be as harmonious as their legendary and influential vocal blend. In the years that followed, these four volatile men would continually break up, reunite, and disband again--all against a backdrop of social and musical change, recurring disagreements and jealousies, and self-destructive tendencies that threatened to cripple them both as a group and as individuals. In Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock's Greatest Supergroup, longtime music journalist and Rolling Stone writer David Browne presents the ultimate deep dive into rock and roll's most musical and turbulent brotherhood on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Featuring exclusive interviews with David Crosby and Graham Nash along with band members, colleagues, fellow superstars, former managers, employees, and lovers-and with access to unreleased music and documents--Browne takes readers backstage and onstage, into the musicians' homes, recording studios, and jail cells, to chronicle the creative and psychological ties that have bound these men together--and sometimes torn them apart. This is the sweeping story of rock's longest-running, most dysfunctional, yet pre-eminent musical family, delivered with the epic feel their story rightly deserves.

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Bobby Womack My Story 1944-2014

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Pdf:Bobby Womack My Story 1944-2014.The man who could make you cry when he sang' - RONNIE WOOD. Bobby Womack was born on 4 March 1944, and died on 27 June 2014, aged 70. In a career that spanned two centuries and seven decades, the soul singer, songwriter and guitarist carved a niche for himself that has rarely been equalled, and never surpassed. He is, quite simply, irreplaceable.A phenomenally gifted musician, his incredible talent helped him to escape the ghetto and become a star, with 30 million record sales to his name. Yet behind his beautiful music lay a life scorched by tragedy. Having trod the harsh edge of the music business for decades, he finally told his explosive story in this intimate memoir. From finding success with his family gospel group The Valentinos and being whipped into shape by James Brown and Jimi Hendrix on the 'chitlin' circuit', to recording with Wilson Pickett, Eric Clapton and Elvis Presley, Womack's stellar career wove a colourful path through the history of soul, rock and R&B music. His collaborations with other musicians read like a roll of honour, from Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles to The Rolling Stones and Damon Albarn.Success came at a price, however. Womack lost his friend and mentor Sam Cooke when the soul star was gunned down in a motel. A doomed marriage to Cooke's widow followed, which severely damaged his reputation in the music business. Tragically, he lost two sons, one to suicide, as well as his brother Harry to a brutal murder. His escape was to turn to drugs. Years of riotous abuse took their toll on Womack and those closest to him - including Janis Joplin, who spent her last night drinking with the singer.But Womack's talent, searing guitar and soulful voice always survived. Cited as an influence by myriad musicians, even in death he remains the epitome of cool. Honest, insightful and unflinching, this is the authentic voice of the Midnight Mover, a supremely talented legend of music whose every day was lived to the full. 'Essential reading for any music lover' - THE INDEPENDENT

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Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001)

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Pdf:Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001).The Eagles are the bestselling, and arguably the tightest-lipped, American group ever. Now band member and guitarist Don Felder finally breaks the Eagles’ years of public silence to take fans behind the scenes. He shares every part of the band’s wild ride, from the pressure-packed recording studios and trashed hotel rooms to the tension-filled courtrooms, and from the joy of writing powerful new songs to the magic of performing in huge arenas packed with roaring fans.

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Diary of a Rock'n'Roll Star

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Pdf:Diary of a Rock'n'Roll Star.Ian Hunter's Diary of a Rock 'n' Roll Star has received a litany of plaudits and been described as what "may well be the best rock book ever" and "an enduring crystallization of the rock musician's lot, and a quietly glorious period piece" from Q and The Guardian . A brutally honest chronicle of touring life in the Seventies, and a classic of the rock writing genre, Diary of a Rock `n' Roll Star remains the gold standard for rock writing. This new edition includes new content from Hunter and a foreword from Johnny Depp.

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World In My Eyes: The Autobiography

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Pdf:World In My Eyes: The Autobiography.Richard Blade’s autobiography is much more than a spotlight on any one decade. Instead, he gives you a jaw-dropping, uncensored insider’s look into the world of music, movies, and television and its biggest stars, starting in the sixties and continuing through to the new century.Richard takes you on a journey that few have experienced: from his early days as a student at Oxford to the wild, lascivious nights of being a disco DJ touring the clubs of Europe, to coming to America and working with Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, and Sarah Jessica Parker and finally breaking through into the L.A. radio scene and becoming the number one morning drive personality in California.From his TV and radio shows to his feature films and live gigs, Richard shares stories that have until now remained secret. His unique perspective will take you on the road with Depeche Mode, to Australia with Spandau Ballet, into the recording studio with Morrissey, and onto the main stage at Live Aid with Duran Duran. He opens up about his friendships with Michael Hutchence and George Michael, as well as his passionate love affair with Terri Nunn of Berlin.This is a no-holds-barred look at life, sex, and death, set to a pulsing backbeat of music. For the first time, Richard Blade shares his extraordinary story, allowing us to see the world through his eyes.

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Lips Unsealed: A Memoir

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Pdf:Lips Unsealed: A Memoir.The women of the iconic eighties band the Go-Go’s will always be remembered as they appeared on the back of their debut record: sunny, smiling, each soaking in her own private bubble bath with chocolates and champagne. The photo is a perfect tribute to the fun, irreverent brand of pop music that the Go-Go’s created, but it also conceals the trials and secret demons that the members of the group—and, in particular, its lead singer, Belinda Carlisle—struggled with on their rise to stardom. Leaving her unstable childhood home at the age of eighteen, Belinda battled serious weight issues, having been teased for her pudginess throughout grade school, and grappled with her confusion about being deserted by her biological father as a child. This talented but misguided teen found solace in the punk rock world that so openly welcomed misfits—even though acceptance had its price. Not long after forming, the Go-Go’s became queens of the L.A. punk scene—they sold out venues, attracted a fiercely loyal fan base, and outpartied almost every male band they toured with—and in the process kicked down the doors to the all-boys’ club of eighties rock and roll. With a chart-topping debut album, Belinda found herself launched to international superstardom—and with that fame came more access to A-list parties, and even more alcohol and drugs to fuel Go-Go’s mania. Inevitably, Belinda began to self-destruct. Lips Unsealed is filled with the wild stories that Belinda Carlisle fans are dying to hear—stories about the band’s crazy days on tour with acts like the Police and Madness and the fabulous parties and people to whom the Go-Go’s had exclusive access. But more than that, this candid memoir reveals the gritty flip side to the glitz, as Belinda shares her private struggles with abusive relationships, weight, and self-esteem, and a thirty-year battle with drug and alcohol addiction. This spellbinding and shocking look at her rise, fall, and eventual rebirth as a wife, mother, and sober artist will leave you wistfully fantasizing about the eighties decadence she epitomized, but also cringing at the dark despair hidden behind her charming smile. One of the rare adventures through rock stardom told by a woman, Lips Unsealed is ultimately a love letter to music—to the members of the Go-Go’s, who’ve maintained lifelong friendships, and to the beloved husband and son who led Belinda to sobriety—and the story of a life that, though deeply flawed, was, and is still, fully lived.

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Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who's Next

Pdf eBooks Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who's Next

Pdf:Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who's Next.In this long-awaited memoir, illustrated with over 100 never-before-seen photos from his personal collection, the groundbreaking record producer chronicles his struggles, his success, and the celebrated artists that made him a legend.Over the last twenty-five years, legendary music producer and record man LA Reid—the man behind artists such as Toni Braxton, Kanye West, Rihanna, TLC, Outkast, Mariah Carey, Pink, Justin Bieber, and Usher—has changed the music business forever. In addition to discovering some of the biggest pop stars on the planet, he has shaped some of the most memorable and unforgettable hits of the last two generations, creating an impressive legacy of talent discovery and hit records.Now, for the first time, he tells his story, taking fans on an intimate tour of his life, as he chronicles the fascinating journey from his small-town R&B roots in Cincinnati, Ohio, and his work as a drummer to his fame as a Grammy Award-winning music producer and his gig as a judge on the hit reality show, The X Factor. In Sing to Me, Reid goes behind the scenes of the music industry, charting his rise to fame and sharing stories of the countless artists he’s met, nurtured, and molded into stars. With fascinating insight into the early days of artists as diverse as TLC, Usher, Pink, Kanye West, and Justin Bieber, his story offers a detailed look at what life was like for stars at the start of their meteoric rise and how he always seemed to know who would be the next big thing.What emerges is a captivating portrait from the inside of popular music evolution over the last three decades. Part music memoir, part business story of climbing to the top, this beautifully designed book, jam packed with photos, showcases Reid's trademark passion and ingenuity and introduces a multifaceted genius who continues to shape pop culture today. 

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Our Solar System (Sun, Moons & Planets) : Second Grade Science Series: 2nd Grade Books (Children's Astronomy & Space Books)

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Pdf:Our Solar System (Sun, Moons & Planets) : Second Grade Science Series: 2nd Grade Books (Children's Astronomy & Space Books).Yes, science can be made fun and easy! This book features the solar system in all its glory. You can see pictures of the planets and the galaxy in full color. The layout is definitely going to amaze and delight a child. As a result, learning becomes highly entertaining. Grab a copy today!

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Drones (The Ultimate Guide): How they work, learning to fly, how to fly, building your own drone, buying a drone, how to shoot photos

Pdf eBooks Drones (The Ultimate Guide): How they work, learning to fly, how to fly, building your own drone, buying a drone, how to shoot photos

Pdf:Drones (The Ultimate Guide): How they work, learning to fly, how to fly, building your own drone, buying a drone, how to shoot photos.Have you caught the drone bug? Looking to buy your first drone but feeling overwhelmed? Want to learn how to build your own drone or become a better aerial photographer?Then this book is for you!This book provides a good introduction to drones as a whole for beginners as well as advanced flyers. It features a detailed explanation on how drones work and their main parts, learning to fly a drone as a complete beginner and improving your flying. You will also learn about other unmanned radio-controlled vehicles as well as building your own drone from scratch, or, if you prefer buying one - choosing the best drone for you. If you are into aerial photography with drones, this book will also teach you how to become a bette photographer.This book includes:An introduction to dronesHow drones work and their main componentsOther radio-controlled vehicles and multicoptersLearning how to fly drones and rulesBuilding your first droneBuying your first droneHow to shoot better photographs with a droneTips and much moreAre you ready to become more knowledgeable on drones, building your own, flying a drone and shooting better photos?Scroll up and hit that buy button!

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Let's Explore the Solar System (Planets): Planets Book for Kids (Children's Astronomy & Space Books)

Pdf eBooks Let's Explore the Solar System (Planets): Planets Book for Kids (Children's Astronomy & Space Books)

Pdf:Let's Explore the Solar System (Planets): Planets Book for Kids (Children's Astronomy & Space Books).Do you know that you live in a galaxy so big you are but a speck in its total existence? This beautiful picture book features the magnificent solar system and its planets. Here, you will learn about all the planets and the characteristics that make life possible or impossible in them. Grab a copy now!

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California Coast from the Air: Images of a Changing Landscape

Pdf eBooks California Coast from the Air: Images of a Changing Landscape

Pdf:California Coast from the Air: Images of a Changing Landscape.Thanks to the California Coastal Records Project, the brainchild of Kenneth and Gabrielle Adelman, we now have an aerial photographic record of the entire coastline, from the redwood forests near the Oregon border to the urbanized shoreline of San Diego Bay. California Coast from the Air features 150 of the best photographs from this scientifically valuable yet truly artistic collection of more than 80,000 images. Steep coastal cliffs gradually sliding into the ocean, an isolated sandy beach that cannot be reached by road, or sand dunes marching inland under the force of the wind are just a few of the scenes portrayed in the book’s photos. Oceanographer Gary Griggs and architect Deepika Shrestha Ross provide insightful captions, describing the natural features, their changes over time, and human efforts to tame them. The photographs are organized by county, from north to south, and shaded-relief maps locate features described in the text.

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Long Island Aircraft Manufacturers (Images of Aviation)

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Pdf:Long Island Aircraft Manufacturers (Images of Aviation).Significant aircraft manufacturing began on Long Island in the early 20th century and boomed during the war years. Long Islanders helped transform aviation from a dangerous sport to a viable means of transportation, while also producing a large portion of the nation�s aerial arsenal in times of war. From the first frail biplanes to the warbirds of World War II and the sleek fighters of the jet age, aviation companies on Long Island helped make aviation the integral part of our world that it is today. During the 20th century, over 70 firms came to build aircraft on Long Island. Some of these firms lasted for decades and became famed builders of historic aircraft, such as Grumman, Republic, Curtiss, Fairchild, and Sikorsky.

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Tornadoes

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Pdf:Tornadoes.When children look at a book about tornadoes, they can see all of the destruction that is done by the force of nature. They can think of ways to create the weather systems in bottles or in a kitchen sink to see exactly how the weather phenomenon occurs. Children can also look at how the tornadoes are rated on the Fujita scale based on the wind speeds and the damage that is done to homes, trees and other structures after the storm.

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Paine Field (Images of Aviation)

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Pdf:Paine Field (Images of Aviation).Paine Field was named in honor of hometown hero Topliff Olin Paine, an Army Air Corps pilot during World War I. Located 6 miles south of Everett and 20 miles north of Seattle, Paine Field� known as Snohomish County Airport�got its start as a WPA project in the 1930s. Situated on 1,000 acres, this airport was shaped by numerous events, such as World War II, the Korean War, and the arrival of Boeing, as well as social, political, and environmental issues that continue to influence its destiny. Throughout its 77-year history, Paine Field has continued to evolve into a thriving aviation community. At the heart of its success has been the key role of general aviation. A rags-to-riches story, Paine Field has grown from a small regional airport into an aeronautical complex that garners worldwide attention.

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LaGuardia Airport

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Pdf:LaGuardia Airport.Constructed closer to Manhattan than the commercially unsuccessful Floyd Bennett Field, LaGuardia Airport was conceived in the mid-1930s as New York City mayor Fiorello LaGuardia realized the need for a great airport for one of the world�s great cities. Originally known as New York Municipal Airport, the popular airport soon had its name changed to recognize LaGuardia�s enormous contribution to the project. At the time of its opening in 1939, it was the largest and most advanced commercial airport in the world with terminals considered art deco masterpieces. Although a very large airport for the era in which it was built, by the late 1940s it was the world�s busiest airport and clearly too small for the increasing amount of air traffic. Through the years its runways were lengthened and facilities were improved to handle larger and faster aircraft. Still one of America�s busiest airports, LaGuardia has witnessed the steady progress of American commercial aviation, from flying boats to jetliners.

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John F. Kennedy International Airport (Images of Aviation)

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Pdf:John F. Kennedy International Airport (Images of Aviation).John F. Kennedy International Airport opened in 1948, after the realization set in that the newly built LaGuardia Airport was unable to handle the volume of air traffic for New York City. Pushed through by New York’s Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, the airport was to be located 14 miles from Manhattan, in Jamaica Bay, Queens, on the site of the old Idlewild Golf Course. For its first years, Idlewild Airport, as it was originally known, consisted of a low-budget temporary terminal and a series of Quonset huts. A major new building program began in the mid-1950s, and the airport rapidly changed from a ramshackle series of buildings into a glamorous-looking city. Renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport in 1963, it has now grown to cover 5,000 acres.

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How to Draw Awesome Figures

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Pdf:How to Draw Awesome Figures.If you want to draw awesome figures for comics, concept art, video games, fine art, etc, then this is a must have book to add to your collection. Unlike a lot of how to draw books, this book teaches you the how and why so that you fully understand what you are drawing. In How to Draw Awesome Figures, you will learn proportions, mannequin, blocking in the figure with shapes, anatomy, poses, and more!Look inside and check it out.

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Learn to Paint People Quickly: A practical, step-by-step guide to learning to paint people in watercolour and oils (learn quickly)

Pdf eBooks Learn to Paint People Quickly: A practical, step-by-step guide to learning to paint people in watercolour and oils (learn quickly)

Pdf:Learn to Paint People Quickly: A practical, step-by-step guide to learning to paint people in watercolour and oils (learn quickly).A practical guide to learn painting individual people and crowds, with simple exercises and step-by-step demonstrations.Bestselling artist and writer Hazel Soan has distilled her art teaching into the things that matter most and can be digested in a short period of time. Learning to paint is one of the life-long aspirations of many of us and the techniques of painting lively crowd scenes or portraits of loved ones can be picked up faster than you think.In this concise book, Hazel Soan explains everything you need to know about figurative painting in an accessible way. She advises on how to paint people in a variety of poses and settings, dealing with the theories of colour and light in a way that beginners will understand and more experienced painters will find invaluable. She also guides you through ways to insert people into your pre-existing painting to bring them to life; scenes like urban streets and on the beach are explored. Subjects like how to paint portraits and getting to grips with body proportion and perspective are also covered. Both media of watercolours and oils are covered, making this the perfect book for any type of artist.Filled with easy-to-follow exercises and demonstrations, this is a practical and helpful guide to learning to paint people very quickly.

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Gorgeous Blonde Eternal Joy Artistic Nude Photography

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Pdf:Gorgeous Blonde Eternal Joy Artistic Nude Photography.Gorgeous Blonde Eternal Joy Artistic Nude Photography: Completely illustrated fine art nude photography.933 images included within this digital ebook. It portrays a behind the scenes perspective of an art nude uncensored photoshoot. There is an in-depth essay and history about art nudes and art nude photography included within the photobook pack.We present to you an engaging and provocative internet book with art naked photography. A beautiful model poses in various shapes and forms to provide a unique experience.For art students, the images can be used as a guide or emulation for sketching and artforms for other art mediums. Or you may also want to read the content, for enjoyment of artistic beauty. Appreciate the high quality of beautiful model photography taken by professional photographers.Please note that this book CONTAINS NUDITY and is intended for ADULTS ONLY. All photographs are professionally shot, and display in gorgeous and glorious COLOR on the iPhone, iPad, apps, other smartphones and PCs. (Images are otherwise rendered in artistic black and white on non-color kindle devices).There is a range of expressions of nudity within this artwork. Please take note before you purchase.※ At the time of shooting all models were over 18 years old.※ Please withhold this book content from those individuals who are below the age of 18.

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Sketching People: Basics of drawing human faces (Beginners guide with simple projects)

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Pdf:Sketching People: Basics of drawing human faces (Beginners guide with simple projects).Free Bonus Book Ever since drawing became a medium of expression, man has spent much time trying to capture the essence of a human face. Capturing every detail and adding expression can be fun and challenging. Before, only those who were truly gifted are able to do but since all individuals are gifted with the expression of creativity, many people develop the interested to learn the art of drawing. This book will teach you about the art of drawing the human face by teaching you the basic fundamental skills of drawing. Mastering these basic skills will equip and enable you to draw faces in various forms and expressions. “A Guide to Mastering Drawing Fundamentals for Beginners’’ is prepared for those who are interested in drawing particularly human faces. Included are step-by-step instructions on how to draw a human’s face in different forms. In addition, tips are provided to make learning art more fun and easy. This will serve as your beginner's tool to mastering the fundamentals needed in learning the art of drawing. The content of this book is:- Importance of Learning the Drawing Fundamentals- Understanding the Basics- Beginners Lessons and Exercises- Mastering the Basic- How to Shade- Fundamental Features- Drawing a Face of a Boy- Drawing a Male Face- Drawing a Female Face Tags: sketching faces, drawing books, sketching human figures, drawing people, drawing portraits, drawing faces, drawing human, sketch face, draw face, sketching fundamentals, sketching for beginners, easy drawing of people, drawing ideas, how to draw portrait, love drawing, how to draw, how drawing, drawing with imagination, drawing with children, easy drawings, easy drawings for kids, step by step drawing book for adults, drawing lessons for adults, easy drawing ideas for kids, easy drawing ideas.

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Morpho: Anatomy for Artists

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Pdf:Morpho: Anatomy for Artists.In this book, Michel Lauricella presents both his artistic and systematic methods for drawing the human body—with drawing techniques from the écorché (showing the musculature underneath the skin) to sketches of models in action. In more than 1000 illustrations, the human body is shown from a new perspective—from bone structure to musculature, from anatomical detail to the body in motion. Morpho is a rich, fascinating, and helpful book that can go with you everywhere on your sketching journey.

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The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head

Pdf eBooks The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head

Pdf:The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head.In this innovative guide, master art instructor William Maughan demonstrates how to create a realistic human likeness by using the classic and highly accurate modeling technique of chiaroscuro (Italian for “light and dark”) developed by Leonardo da Vinci during the High Renaissance.Maughan first introduces readers to the basics of this centuries-old technique, showing how to analyze form, light, and shadow; use dark pencil, white pencil, and toned paper to create a full range of values; use the elements of design to enhance a likeness; and capture a sitter’s gestures and proportions. He then demonstrates, step by step, how to draw each facial feature, develop visual awareness, and render the head in color with soft pastels.

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Delphi Complete Works of Vincent van Gogh (Illustrated) (Masters of Art Book 3)

Pdf eBooks Delphi Complete Works of Vincent van Gogh (Illustrated) (Masters of Art Book 3)

Pdf:Delphi Complete Works of Vincent van Gogh (Illustrated) (Masters of Art Book 3).This is the third volume of a new series of publications by Delphi Classics, the best-selling publisher of classical works. A first of its kind in digital print, the ‘Masters of Art’ series allows Kindle readers to explore the works of the world’s greatest artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents the complete paintings and letters of the Dutch master Vincent van Gogh. For all art lovers, this stunning collection offers a personal and unique digital portrait of one of the world’s greatest artists.Features:* the complete paintings of Vincent van Gogh — over 800 paintings, fully indexed and arranged in chronological order* features a special ‘Highlights’ section, with concise introductions to the masterpieces, giving valuable contextual information* beautiful 'detail' images, allowing you to explore van Gogh's celebrated works in detail* numerous images relating to van Gogh’s life and works* includes over 800 letters — explore the artist’s vast and scholarly correspondence with his brother Theo* EVEN includes the detailed biography by van Gogh’s sister-in-law* hundreds of images in stunning colour - highly recommended for Kindle Fire, iPhone and iPad users, or as a valuable reference tool on traditional KindlesCONTENTS:The HighlightsSTILL LIFE WITH CABBAGE AND CLOGSAVENUE OF POPLARS IN AUTUMNTHE POTATO EATERSSKULL WITH BURNING CIGARETTESELF-PORTRAIT WITH STRAW HATTHE WHITE ORCHARDPORTRAIT OF THE POSTMAN JOSEPH ROULINSTILL LIFE: VASE WITH TWELVE SUNFLOWERSVINCENT’S HOUSE IN ARLES (THE YELLOW HOUSE)THE CAFÉ TERRACE ON THE PLACE DU FORUM, ARLES, AT NIGHTPORTRAIT OF DR. GACHETVINCENT’S BEDROOM IN ARLESVINCENT’S CHAIR WITH HIS PIPETHE RED VINEYARDSELF-PORTRAIT WITH BANDAGED EARTHE STARRY NIGHTWHEAT FIELD WITH CYPRESSESIRISESWHEAT FIELD WITH CROWSThe PaintingsTHE COMPLETE PAINTINGSALPHABETICAL LIST OF PAINTINGSThe LettersTHE CORRESPONDENCE OF VINCENT VAN GOGHThe BiographyMEMOIR OF VINCENT VAN GOGH by Johanna Gesina van Gogh

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Delphi Complete Works of Edgar Degas (Illustrated) (Delphi Masters of Art Book 25)

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Pdf:Delphi Complete Works of Edgar Degas (Illustrated) (Delphi Masters of Art Book 25).The prominent Impressionist artist Edgar Degas is widely celebrated for his images of Parisian life and sublime depictions of ballet dancers. He was a superb draftsman and masterly in his portrayal of movement, while his portraits are notable for their psychological complexity. Delphi’s Masters of Art Series presents the world’s first digital e-Art books, allowing readers to explore the works of great artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents Degas’ complete works in beautiful detail, with concise introductions, hundreds of high quality images and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)* The complete paintings and pastels of Edgar Degas — over 600 paintings, fully indexed and arranged in chronological and alphabetical order* Includes reproductions of rare works* Features a special ‘Highlights’ section, with concise introductions to the masterpieces, giving valuable contextual information* Enlarged ‘Detail’ images, allowing you to explore Degas’ celebrated works in detail, as featured in traditional art books* Hundreds of images in stunning colour – highly recommended for viewing on tablets and smart phones or as a valuable reference tool on more conventional eReaders* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the paintings and pastels* Easily locate the paintings you wish to view* Includes Degas’ drawings and sculptures - spend hours exploring the artist’s diverse works* Features two bonus biographies - discover Degas’ artistic and personal life* Scholarly ordering of plates into chronological orderPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting e-Art booksCONTENTS:The HighlightsSELF-PORTRAIT, 1855PORTRAIT OF ACHILLE DE GASTHE BELLELLI FAMILYTHE YOUNG SPARTANSSEMIRAMIS BUILDING BABYLONWOMAN LEANING ON AN ELBOW BESIDE A VASE OF FLOWERSTHE GENTLEMEN’S RACE: BEFORE THE STARTTHE INTERIOR; OR, THE RAPETHE ORCHESTRA OF THE OPERAA COTTON OFFICE IN NEW ORLEANSHORSES ON THE COURSE AT LONGCHAMPTHE DANCING CLASSTHE ABSINTHE DRINKERDANCER ON THE STAGELA LA AT THE CIRQUE FERNANDO, PARISWOMAN IRONINGAFTER THE BATH, WOMAN DRYING HERSELFTHE TUBCOMBING THE HAIRDANCERS IN BLUEWOMAN DRYING HERSELFThe Paintings and PastelsCHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF PAINTINGS AND PASTELSALPHABETICAL LIST OF PAINTINGS AND PASTELSOther ArtworksLIST OF ARTWORKSThe BiographiesDEGAS by James HunekerDEGAS AND HIS CIRCLE by Willard Huntington WrightPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to buy the whole Art series as a Super Set

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No Woman No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley

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Pdf:No Woman No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley.A memoir by the woman who knew Bob Marley best--his wife, Rita.Rita Marley grew up in the slums of Trench Town, Jamaica. Abandoned by her mother at a very young age, she was raised by her aunt. Music ran in Rita's family, and even as a child her talent for singing was pronounced. By the age of 18, Rita was an unwed mother, and it was then that she met Bob Marley at a recording studio in Trench Town. Bob and Rita became close friends, fell in love, and soon, she and her girlfriends were singing backup for the Wailers. At the ages of 21 and 19, Bob and Rita were married.The rest is history: Bob Marley and the Wailers set Jamaica and the world on fire. But while Rita displayed blazing courage, joy, and an indisputable devotion to her husband, life with Bob was not easy. There were his liaisons with other women--some of which produced children and were conducted under Rita's roof. The press repeatedly reported that Bob was unmarried to preserve his "image." But Rita kept her self-respect, and when Bob succumbed to cancer in 1981, she was at his side. In the years that followed, she became a force in her own right--as the Bob Marley Foundation's spokesperson and a performer in her reggae group, the I-Three.Written with author Hettie Jones, No Woman No Cry is a no-holds-barred account of life with one of the most famous musicians of all time. In No Woman No Cry, readers will learn about the never-before-told details of Bob Marley's life, including: How Rita practiced subsistence farming when first married to Bob to have food for her family. How Rita rode her bicycle into town with copies of Bob's latest songs to sell. How Rita worked as a housekeeper in Delaware to help support her family when her children were young. Why Rita chose to befriend some of the women with whom Bob had affairs and to give them advice on rearing the children they had with Bob. The story of the attack on Bob which almost killed the two of them. Bob's last wishes, dreams, and hopes, as well as the details of his death, such as who came to the funeral (and who didn't).

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Catch A Fire: The Life Of Bob Marley

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Pdf:Catch A Fire: The Life Of Bob Marley.Bob Marley was the undisputed sovereign of reggae music and a revolutionary soul-prophet whose music continues to have a major impact on people of throughout the world. Catch A Fire chronicles Bob Marley's life and career, as well as the zeitgeist that shaped his spiritual and political beliefs. Presented here is not simply the journey Bob Marley undertook himself, but also the societal frameworks he railed against, the philosophy he espoused and fascinating insider-information on the intrigues of the reggae music business.Written by Timothy White, fully revised and expanded, this 2006 edition of Catch A Fire paints a rich tapestry of the triumph and tragedy surrounding one of the most important and influential figures of the 20th century.“There isn’t another book that gives as full and accurate a portrait of reggae culture. This is a biography no serious pop fan should be without.”—J. D. Considine, The Baltimore Sun“The strange island of Jamaica with its obeah spells, cosmic coincidences, and tragic fatalism is rendered with a gifted, accurate touch that recalls the best of García Marquez.”—Chris Salewicz, The Face“Aloof, cagey, proud, funny, Marley has been made human in this book. He’s no longer just a fierce-eyed legend who died too soon.… One of the most vivid portraits of a pop artist ever written.”—Ken Tucker, Knight-Ridder Newspapers

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Booze & Vinyl: A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks

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Pdf:Booze & Vinyl: A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks.The ultimate listening party guide, Booze and Vinyl shows you how to set the mood for 70 great records from the 1950s through the 2000s.From modern craft cocktails to old standbys, prepare to shake, stir, and just plain pour your way through some of the best wax ever pressed. Wickedly designed and featuring photography throughout, Booze & Vinyl is organized by mood, from Rock to Chill, Dance, and Seduce. Each entry has liner notes that underscore the album's musical highlights and accompanying "Side A" and "Side B" cocktail recipes that complement the music's mood, imagery in the lyrics, or connect the drink to the artist. This is your guide to a rich listening session for one, two, or more.Among the 70 featured albums are: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club, Purple Rain, Sticky Fingers, Born To Run, License to Ill, Appetite for Destruction, Thriller, Like a Virgin, Low End Theory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, Hotel California, Buena Vista Social Club, Back to Black, Pet Sounds, Vampire Weekend, and many more

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The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: A Novel in Bass Riddim

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Pdf:The Marvellous Equations of the Dread: A Novel in Bass Riddim.The ancestors have awakened. Somebody has called them. The long-dead are stirring. Jah ways are mysterious ways.“Is me—Bob. Bob Marley.” Reincarnated as homeless Fall-down man, Bob Marley sleeps in a clock tower built on the site of a lynching in Half Way Tree, Kingston. The ghosts of Marcus Garvey and King Edward VII are there too, drinking whiskey and playing solitaire. No one sees that Fall-down is Bob Marley, no one but his long-ago love, the deaf woman, Leenah, and, in the way of this otherworldly book, when Bob steps into the street each day, five years have passed. Jah ways are mysterious ways, from Kingston’s ghettoes to London, from Haile Selaisse’s Ethiopian palace and back to Jamaica, Marcia Douglas’s mythical reworking of three hundred years of violence is a ticket to the deep world of Rasta history. This amazing novel—in bass riddim—carries the reader on a voyage all the way to the gates of Zion.

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Runner

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Pdf:Runner.From a school girl running the streets of London to a world record-breaking athlete racing on mountains and toughest races, long-distance runner Lizzy Hawker is an inspiration to anyone who would like to see how far they can go, running or not. This is the complete story of Lizzy’s journey, uncovering the physical, mental and emotional challenges that runners go through at the edge of human endurance. Scared witless and surrounded by a sea of people, Lizzy Hawker stands in the church square at the centre of Chamonix on a late August evening, waiting for the start of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc. The mountains towering over the pack of runners promise a grueling 8,600 metres of ascent and descent over 158 kilometres of challenging terrain that will test the feet, legs, heart and mind. These nervous moments before the race signal not just the beginning of nearly twenty-seven hours of effort that saw Lizzy finish as first woman, but the start of the career of one of Britain’s most successful endurance athletes. She went on to become the 100km Women’s World Champion, win the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc an unprecedented five times, hold the world record for 24 hours road running and become the first woman to stand on the overall winners’ podium at Spartathlon. Lizzy’s remarkable spirit was recognised in 2013 when she was a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.

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Bruno Mars

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Pdf:Bruno Mars.Bruno Mars conquered the music industry with far-reaching flair, selling over 115 million records worldwide as a singer, producer and as a songwriter. Bruno Mars, the book, documents his childhood in Honolulu and how he found fame from the age of four, before spreading his wings and scaling the seemingly unassailable stronghold of the music industry.

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So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley

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Pdf:So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley.“Reggae’s chief eyewitness, dropping testimony on reggae’s chief prophet with truth, blood, and fire.” —Marlon James, Man Booker Prize–winning authorRenowned reggae historian Roger Steffens’s riveting oral history of Bob Marley’s life draws on four decades of intimate interviews with band members, family, lovers, and confidants—many speaking publicly for the first time. Hailed by the New York Times Book Review as a “crucial voice” in the documentation of Marley’s legacy, Steffens spent years traveling with the Wailers and taking iconic photographs. Through eyewitness accounts of vivid scenes—the future star auditioning for Coxson Dodd; the violent confrontation between the Wailers and producer Lee Perry; the attempted assassination (and conspiracy theories that followed); the artist’s tragic death from cancer—So Much Things to Say tells Marley’s story like never before. What emerges is a legendary figure “who feels a bit more human” (The New Yorker).

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Jimmy Stewart: The Truth Behind the Legend

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Pdf:Jimmy Stewart: The Truth Behind the Legend.Many of the stars of the silver screen in twentieth-century Hollywood became national icons, larger-than-life figures held up as paragons of American virtues. Unfortunately, the private lives of actors such as John Wayne, Henry Fonda, and Errol Flynn rarely lived up to the idealistic roles they portrayed. However, James Stewart was known as the underdog fighter in many of his films and in real life. He was highly decorated for his bravery during his time as a bomber pilot during World War II and was adored for his earnest and kindly persona.Here many unknown sides of Stewart are revealed: his explosive temper, his complex love affairs, his service as a secret agent for the FBI, his innate shyness, and his passionate patriotism. Munn’s personal touch shines through his writing, as he was a friend of Stewart and his wife, Gloria, and interviewed them as well as their colleagues and friends. This definitive biography reveals the childhood ups and downs that formed this cinema hero, explores the legendary Fonda–Stewart relationship, and recounts Stewart’s experiences making acclaimed films that include The Philadelphia Story, Rear Window, Anatomy of a Murder, It’s a Wonderful Life, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works (Illustrated)

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Pdf:William Shakespeare: The Complete Works (Illustrated).This collection gathers together the works by William Shakespeare in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume!The ComediesA Midsummer Night's DreamAll's Well That Ends WellAs You Like ItLove’s Labour ’s LostMeasure for MeasureMuch Ado About NothingThe Comedy of ErrorsThe Merchant of VeniceThe Merry Wives of WindsorThe Taming of the ShrewThe Two Gentlemen of VeronaTwelfth Night; or, What you willThe RomancesCymbelinePericles, Prince of TyreThe TempestThe Winter's TaleThe TragediesKing LearRomeo and JulietThe History of Troilus and CressidaThe Life and Death of Julius CaesarThe Life of Timon of AthensThe Tragedy of Antony and CleopatraThe Tragedy of CoriolanusThe Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of DenmarkThe Tragedy of MacbethThe Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of VeniceTitus AndronicusThe HistoriesThe Life and Death of King JohnThe Life and Death of King Richard the SecondThe Tragedy of King Richard the ThirdThe first part of King Henry the FourthThe second part of King Henry the FourthThe Life of King Henry VThe first part of King Henry the SixthThe second part of King Henry the SixthThe third part of King Henry the SixthThe Life of King Henry the EighthThe Poetical WorksThe SonnetsSonnets to Sundry Notes of MusicA Lover's ComplaintThe Rape of LucreceVenus and AdonisThe Phoenix and the TurtleThe Passionate Pilgrim

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Call Me Anna: The Autobiography of Patty Duke

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Pdf:Call Me Anna: The Autobiography of Patty Duke.The Star--The public saw her as a gifted child  star: the youngest actor to win an Oscar for her role  as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker and the  youngest actor to have a prime-time television series  bearing her own name. The Nightmare--What the  public did not see was Anna Marie Duke, a young girl  whose life changed forever at age seven when  tyrannical mangers stripped her of nearly all that was  familiar, beginning with her name. She was deprived  of family and friends. Her every word was  programmed, her every action monitored and criticized. She  was fed liquor and prescription drugs, taught to  lie to get work, and relentlessly drilled to win  roles. The Legend--Out of this nightmare emerged  Patty Duke, a show business legend still searching  for the child, Anna. She won three Emmy Awards and  divorced three husbands. A starring role in  Valley of the Dolls nearly ruined her  career. She was notorious for wild spending sprees,  turbulent liaisons, and an uncontrollable temper.  Until a long hidden illness was diagnosed, and her  amazing recovery recovery began. The Triumph--  Call Me Anna is an American success  story that grew out of a bizarre and desperate  struggle for survival. A harrowing, ultimately  triumphant story told by Patty Duke herself--wife,  mother, political activist, President of the Screen  Actors Guild, and at last, a happy, fulfilled woman  whose miracle is her own life.From the Paperback edition.

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An Actor Prepares

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Pdf:An Actor Prepares.“An Actor Prepares” is a 1936 guide to acting by Konstantin Stanislavski. Konstantin Sergeievich Stanislavski (1863 – 1938) was an influential Russian theatre practitioner. He was himself a highly-esteemed character actor and directed many successful productions. However, he is most famous for his 'system' of learning to act, focusing on training, preparation, and technique. This was the first of Stanislavski's book on acting. Concentrating on preparation, it offers the aspiring actor or actress tips and instructions on how they should prepare for performances. This seminal volume constitutes a must-have for all with an interest in acting and the work of Stanislavski. Contents include: “The First Test”, “When Acting Is An Art”, “Action”, “Imagination”, “Concentration”, “Of Attention”, “Relaxation Of Muscles”, “Units And Objectives”, “Faith And A Sense Of Truth”, “Emotion Memory”, “Communion”, “Adaptation”, “Inner Motive Forces”, “The Unbroken Line”, “The Inner Creative”, “State”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

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Rehearsing the Band, Volume 3

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Pdf:Rehearsing the Band, Volume 3.(Meredith Music Resource). Directors included in this publication represent the very "best of the best" with years of experience conducting and teaching. They freely share their ideas, techniques, and philosophies that are sure to enrich anyone who reads this book. Includes chapters by Harvey Benstein, Richard Clary, Steve Davis, Rodney Dorsey, Amanda Drinkwater, Patrick Dunnigan, Richard Floyd, Robert Halseth, Robert Ponto, Robert Taylor and Frank Wickes, with a foreword by Craig Kirchhoff.

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Maestros and Their Music: The Art and Alchemy of Conducting

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Pdf:Maestros and Their Music: The Art and Alchemy of Conducting.An exuberant, uniquely accessible, beautifully illustrated look inside the enigmatic art and craft of conducting, from a celebrated conductor whose international career has spanned half a century. John Mauceri brings a lifetime of experience to bear in an unprecedented, hugely informative, consistently entertaining exploration of his profession, rich with anecdotes from decades of working alongside the greatest names of the music world. With candor and humor, Mauceri makes clear that conducting is itself a composition: of legacy and tradition, techniques handed down from master to apprentice--and more than a trace of ineffable magic. He reveals how conductors approach a piece of music (a calculated combination of personal interpretation, imagination, and insight into the composer's intent); what it takes to communicate solely through gesture, with sometimes hundreds of performers at once; and the occasionally glamorous, often challenging life of the itinerant maestro. Mauceri, who worked closely with Leonard Bernstein for eighteen years, studied with Leopold Stokowski, and was on the faculty of Yale University for fifteen years, is the perfect guide to the allure and theater, passion and drudgery, rivalries and relationships of the conducting life.

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THE BARITONE VOICE

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Pdf:THE BARITONE VOICE.This manual is designed for training the beginning and advanced singing male voices. It explains the mechanisms of he singing instrument that control range, pronunciation of pure vowels, and the full range of dynamics.

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How to Easily Write a Song: The Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners (Songwriting, Writing better lyrics, Writing melodies, Songwriting exercises)

Pdf eBooks How to Easily Write a Song: The Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners (Songwriting, Writing better lyrics, Writing melodies, Songwriting exercises)

Pdf:How to Easily Write a Song: The Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners (Songwriting, Writing better lyrics, Writing melodies, Songwriting exercises).Are you ready to write your song?!
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write a song from absolutely nothing. One minute, there’s no song. The next, you’ll have a handcrafted creation that you can perform to anybody. I have a tested and proven system that takes even the most green and inexperienced beginners, people who’ve barely held a guitar the right way, who’ve written nothing more complicated than their name on a government form, who think that “chorus” and “hook” are rare Pokemons, and I show them how to write their very first song. It has worked for hundreds before, and I promise that it’ll work for you too.It’s not for the gifted few. It’s not a magical art that only some can do. It doesn’t take years of study and musical experience. You can learn today and perform an original song tomorrow. Songwriting can be for anybody, and I’m going to show you how. If you’re at all interested how the practice of songwriting, I guarantee that this book will become your guide to show you how to easily write your very first song. Let’s get started! Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...
How to create song titles that stick in people’s heads How to generate countless ideas for your songs How to use the same chords as Beyonce, U2, and Queen to guarantee your song sounds amazingHow to write a killer, catchy chorus that will be stuck in your listener’s ears all dayto pick the right words to pack as much meaning as possible into your lyricsThe REAL truth about creativityWho you should (and should NOT) listen to about songwritingHow to steal ideas and make it sound like your ownMuch, much more!
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The Neo-Soul Guitar Book: A Complete Guide to Neo-Soul Guitar Style with Mark Lettieri (Play Neo-Soul Guitar)

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Pdf:The Neo-Soul Guitar Book: A Complete Guide to Neo-Soul Guitar Style with Mark Lettieri (Play Neo-Soul Guitar).The complete guide to the art of Neo-Soul guitar style and technique, featuring Mark LettieriAre you struggling to unravel the intricate guitar parts of Neo-Soul guitar? The Neo-Soul Guitar Book is a one-stop shop for the multi-faceted style of Neo-Soul guitar playing. In recent times Neo-Soul has emerged as a driving force in modern music, with notable players such as Mark Lettieri (three-time Grammy award winner) and Tom Misch reinventing Neo-Soul guitar for new audiences. Neo-Soul is a mash up of RnB, Soul, Gospel and Funk, and is a wide-ranging discipline. But authors Simon Pratt and Kristof Neyens have you covered – addressing every technique you need to become a top class Neo-Soul guitar player. In fact, whatever you play, this book is full of rut-busting ideas that can be applied to any style.On top of that, this book features original pieces by Mark Lettieri of legendary band Snarky Puppy, as well as several other complete performance pieces – all of which are demonstrated with accompanying video and audio that you can download for free. What you’ll learn:The most popular Neo-Soul chord voicings and how to embellish themRnB chord tricks and licksModern pentatonic single line licks enhanced with Neo-Soul techniquesHow to use double-stops and triple-stops to create funky grooves and fillsTips and tricks like the “chord quake”, “hammer-ons from nowhere”, tapping and artificial harmonicsTwo complete, original pieces by Mark Lettieri of Snarky Puppy, specially written for this bookFive complete performance pieces in total, encapsulating every technique in the bookThe Heart of Neo-Soul GuitarIt’s hard to listen to contemporary music and not hear some facet of Neo-Soul technique. It captures the sound of modern guitar technique – a fusion of the best parts of many different styles with a modern edge.Neo-Soul guitar sounds impressive, but it’s not unattainable. After many years of study, Neo-Soul specialists Simon Pratt and Kristof Neyens pass on their knowledge in a clear concise manner that will methodically build and develop the essential techniques you need to nail this style. Here’s What You Get:A step-by-step Neo-Soul guitar guide that starts simple and adds layers of complexityDozens of exercises focusing on developing essential techniquesComplete and exclusive Neo-Soul guitar pieces to learnCreative, ground-breaking ideas to develop your guitar playing in new directions40 beautifully conceived licks and chordal ideas to add to your vocabularyPerfectly notated examples with tab and studio-quality audio you can download for FREEHear it!The Neo-Soul Guitar Book comes with over 140 supporting audio examples you can download for free, so you can hear exactly how each one should sound, plus several online videos demonstrating the performance pieces.Buy it now and master the sound of contemporary Neo-Soul!

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Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1890-1919 (Music in American Life)

Pdf eBooks Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1890-1919 (Music in American Life)

Pdf:Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1890-1919 (Music in American Life).Available in paperback for the first time, this groundbreaking in-depth history of the involvement of African Americans in the early recording industry examines the first three decades of sound recording in the United States, charting the surprising roles black artists played in the period leading up to the Jazz Age and the remarkably wide range of black music and culture they preserved. Applying more than thirty years of scholarship, Tim Brooks identifies key black artists who recorded commercially and provides illuminating biographies for some forty of these audio pioneers. Brooks assesses the careers and recordings of George W. Johnson, Bert Williams, George Walker, Noble Sissle, Eubie Blake, the Fisk Jubilee Singers, W. C. Handy, James Reese Europe, Wilbur Sweatman, Harry T. Burleigh, Roland Hayes, Booker T. Washington, and boxing champion Jack Johnson, as well as a host of lesser-known voices. Many of these pioneers faced a difficult struggle to be heard in an era of rampant discrimination and "the color line," and their stories illuminate the forces––both black and white––that gradually allowed African Americans greater entree into the mainstream American entertainment industry. The book also discusses how many of these historic recordings are withheld from the public today because of stringent U.S. copyright laws. Lost Sounds includes Brooks's selected discography of CD reissues, and an appendix by Dick Spottswood describing early recordings by black artists in the Caribbean and South America. 

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Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly

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Pdf:Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly.The essential account of R. Kelly’s actions and their consequences, a reckoning two decades in the making.   In November 2000, after receiving an anonymous fax that alleged R. Kelly had a problem with “young girls,” journalist Jim DeRogatis broke a shocking story wide open, publishing allegations that the R&B superstar had groomed girls, sexually abused them, and paid them off. DeRogatis thought his work would have an impact; instead Kelly’s career flourished. No one seemed to care: not the music industry, not the culture at large, not the parents of numerous other young girls. But for more than 18 years, DeRogatis stayed on the story—he was the one sent the disturbing videotape that led to Kelly’s child pornography trial, he was the one whose window was shot out, he was the one who women trusted with their stories.Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly is DeRogatis’s masterpiece, a work of tenacious journalism and powerful writing. It is an outrageous, darkly riveting account of the life and actions of R. Kelly, and their horrible impact, by the only person to tell it.  

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Funk Guitar Mastery: The Complete Guide to Playing Funk Rhythm Guitar

Pdf eBooks Funk Guitar Mastery: The Complete Guide to Playing Funk Rhythm Guitar

Pdf:Funk Guitar Mastery: The Complete Guide to Playing Funk Rhythm Guitar.Understand and Easily Master Funk Rhythm GuitarThis 104 page, detailed guitar method builds the rhythmic and melodic skills you need to be an excellent funk guitar player.Funk Guitar Mastery contains 169 Audio Examples and 12 Backing Tracks from Quist so that you can hear and apply every single idea in the book.Build and Understand Funk Rhythms to Develop Great Musical FeelFunk Guitar Mastery focuses on developing the rhythmic and technical skills needed to develop and understand how a funk guitar part functions and sits in the band. As proficiency is developed, funky chords, riffs, techniques and approaches are added to get you grooving like a pro.Great Musical Feel is Developed Through Great Musical PracticeFunk is a music based on rhythm and feel. Long periods of static chord vamps come alive by the use of subtle and varied musical techniques, and these techniques must be built on a foundation of rock-solid rhythmic control.To build the rhythmic skills needed to play tight funk guitar (or indeed, any music), guitarists must learn to accurately perform almost any rhythm on the guitar before learning how to sit tightly in the groove of the song.Funk Guitar Mastery Develops Perfect Rhythm from the Ground UpThe first half of Funk Guitar Mastery focuses on developing tight, accurate rhythm skills from first principles. For guitarists, funk is a music that is all about playing accurate and groovy 1/16th notes. Every possible pattern of 1/16th notes is addressed and then combined into original and authentic funk guitar parts. Essential skills such as scratches, rests, triplets and chord stabs are also introduced.The second half of the book introduces the vital elements of groove, chord embellishments (such as adding slides and melody notes), chord progressions, riff based ideas and improvisation.Both halves combine seamlessly to develop creative, musical and interesting funk guitar parts. Throughout, the emphasis is on listening to, and locking in with the bass and drums to help you form a tight, functional, grooving rhythm section.Funk Guitar Mastery:Understand and develop excellent funk rhythm guitar skillsOver 160 notated examples with audio12 backing tracksChords, riffs, progressions and scalesLearn to improvise your own funk guitar partsLock in with the bass and drums to 'Play in the Pocket'Practice and tone tipsAll the backing tracks have been made by the legendary Quist, they're fun and funky and will keep you jamming all night!Fundamental Changes Produce the Best Guitar Guides on AmazonCheck out our reviews on this and previous releases to hear the great things that our students are saying.Buy it Now and Easily Master the Skills to Become an Excellent Funk Guitar Player!Free Shipping with Amazon Prime.

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Every Little Step: My Story

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Pdf:Every Little Step: My Story.NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn Every Little Step, Brown will for the first time tell the full story of his life and set the record straight, particularly about his relationship with Whitney Houston.Bobby Brown has been one of the most compelling American artists of the past thirty years, a magnetic and talented figure who successfully crossed over many musical genres, including R&B and hip hop, as well as the mainstream. In the late 1980s, the former front man of New Edition had a wildly successful solo career—especially with the launch of Don't Be Cruel—garnering multiple hits on the Billboard top ten list, as well as several Grammy, American Music, and Soul Train awards. But Brown put his career on hold to be with the woman he loved—American music royalty Whitney Houston. The marriage between Brown and Houston was perhaps the most closely watched and talked about marriage of the 1990s—a pairing that obsessed the public and the gossip industry. Now, for the first time, the world will be able to hear the truth from the mouth of America’s “bad boy” himself. Raw and powerful, Every Little Step is the story of a man who has been on the top of the mountain and in the depths of the valley and who is now finally ready to talk about his career and family life, from the passion and the excess to his creative inspirations and massive musical success.On the process of writing this book, Bobby says, “Right after I signed on to write my story, I went through one of the most agonizing traumas I had ever experienced with the death of my daughter. But I was surprised by how therapeutic it was to work on this project, to look at the entire arc of my life and to realize that although there has been considerable pain, I have also been incredibly blessed. I hope my fans and other readers of this book will be entertained by this trip into the crazy, exciting, fascinating world of Bobby Brown. And I hope they will feel that I have been as honest and open with them in these pages as I have tried to be my entire life.”

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The Last Sultan: The Life and Times of Ahmet Ertegun

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Pdf:The Last Sultan: The Life and Times of Ahmet Ertegun.The Last Sultan is the definitive biography of a man who changed popular culture throughout the world. As the founder and head of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun signed and/or recorded many of the greatest musical artists of all time, among them Ruth Brown; Big Joe Turner; Ray Charles; Bobby Darin; Sonny and Cher; Eric Clapton; Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Led Zeppelin; the Rolling Stones; Bette Midler; and Kid Rock. Working alongside his older brother, Nesuhi, one of the preeminent jazz producers of all time, and the legendary Jerry Wexler, who produced great soul artists like Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke, and Aretha Franklin, Ertegun transformed Atlantic Records from a small independent record label into a hugely profitable multinational corporation. In successive generations, he also served as a mentor to record-business tyros like Phil Spector, David Geffen, and Lyor Cohen. Brilliant, cultured, and irreverent, Ertegun was as renowned for his incredible sense of personal style and nonstop A-list social life as his work in the studio. Born into great privilege as the son of a high-ranking Turkish diplomat during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, Ertegun spent his life bringing the black-roots music he loved to the world. A larger-than-life figure, always hip, Ertegun lived in the grand manner but was never happier than when he found himself in some down-and-out joint listening to music late at night. Blessed with impeccable taste and brilliant business acumen, he brought rock ’n’ roll into the mainstream while creating the music that became the sound track for the lives of multiple generations. With supporting characters like Steve Ross, Henry Kissinger, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Jann Wenner, and a host of others, The Last Sultan is the fascinating story of a man who always lived by his own rules.

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Careless Whispers: The Life & Career of George Michael

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Pdf:Careless Whispers: The Life & Career of George Michael.The unexpected death of George Michael on Christmas Day, 2016 brought to a close the life of one of the UK’s most loved pop icons. Careless Whispers is the gripping story of this musical legend – A record-shattering singer, songwriter and producer whose 30-year career saw him become one of the best-selling artists of all time.Revised and updated to encompass his final few years and the outpouring of love in his wake, this celebratory Omnibus Enhanced edition also includes a Digital Timeline of George Michael’s career, packed with live performances, music videos, interviews and more.This revealing biography digs deep into George Michael’s career, from the formation of Wham! to his success as a solo artist and, eventually, the final projects before his tragic passing. Within this larger-than-life tale, Robert Steele also explores his closely-guarded private life, including the death of his partner in 1993, the drug and sex scandals that sent him to prison in 2010 and the circumstances surrounding his death, as well as details of his astonishing philanthropy which were never revealed during his lifetime.Careless Whispers is an essential and inspiring read of a true musical icon like no other.

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Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City

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Pdf:Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City.Go-go is the conga drum–inflected black popular music that emerged in Washington, D.C., during the 1970s. The guitarist Chuck Brown, the "Godfather of Go-Go," created the music by mixing sounds borrowed from church and the blues with the funk and flavor that he picked up playing for a local Latino band. Born in the inner city, amid the charred ruins of the 1968 race riots, go-go generated a distinct culture and an economy of independent, almost exclusively black-owned businesses that sold tickets to shows and recordings of live go-gos. At the peak of its popularity, in the 1980s, go-go could be heard around the capital every night of the week, on college campuses and in crumbling historic theaters, hole-in-the-wall nightclubs, backyards, and city parks. Go-Go Live is a social history of black Washington told through its go-go music and culture. Encompassing dance moves, nightclubs, and fashion, as well as the voices of artists, fans, business owners, and politicians, Natalie Hopkinson's Washington-based narrative reflects the broader history of race in urban America in the second half of the twentieth century and the early twenty-first. In the 1990s, the middle class that had left the city for the suburbs in the postwar years began to return. Gentrification drove up property values and pushed go-go into D.C.'s suburbs. The Chocolate City is in decline, but its heart, D.C.'s distinctive go-go musical culture, continues to beat. On any given night, there's live go-go in the D.C. metro area.

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Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation

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Pdf:Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation.From Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of the award-winning hip-hop group the Roots, comes this vibrant book commemorating the legacy of Soul Train—the cultural phenomenon that launched the careers of artists such as Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5, Whitney Houston, Lenny Kravitz, LL Cool J, and Aretha Franklin. Questlove reveals the remarkable story of the captivating program, and his text is paired with more than 350 photographs of the show's most memorable episodes and the larger-than-life characters who defined it: the great host Don Cornelius, the extraordinary musicians, and the people who lived the phenomenon from dance floor. Gladys Knight contributed a foreword to this incredible volume. Nick Cannon contributed the preface.

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Emotional Rescue: Essays on Love, Loss, and Life--With a Soundtrack

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Pdf:Emotional Rescue: Essays on Love, Loss, and Life--With a Soundtrack.What songs have made up your life’s soundtrack? Which have captured your every mood and deepest sentiments? Pop music, like no other form of entertainment or art, is capable of articulating our feelings, desires, joy, and pain. In a few soul-grabbing minutes, artists from every genre—from Little Richard to Lou Reed, Willie Nelson to Wu-Tang Clan, Sly and the Family Stone to the Rolling Stones—can help us understand our place in our own lives.This collection of short, sharp essays by New York Times bestselling author Ben Greenman (Mo’ Meta Blues), organized around a thematic playlist of songs, serves as a reminder of the lyrical power of songwriting and the sonic ability of pop to capture the human experience. Greenman’s wit, insight, and honesty are as sweet and satisfying as the hits (and the deep cuts) at the center of each essay.

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Really the Blues (New York Review Books Classics)

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Pdf:Really the Blues (New York Review Books Classics).Mezz Mezzrow was a boy from Chicago who learned to play the sax in reform school and pursued a life in music and a life of crime. He moved from Chicago to New Orleans to New York, working in brothels and bars, bootlegging, dealing drugs, getting hooked, doing time, producing records, and playing with the greats, among them Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, and Fats Waller. Really the Blues, the jive-talking memoir that Mezzrow wrote at the insistence of, and with the help of, the novelist Bernard Wolfe, is the story of an unusual and unusually American life, and a portrait of a man who moved freely across racial boundaries when few could or did, “the odyssey of an individualist . . . the saga of a guy who wanted to make friends in a jungle where everyone was too busy making money.”

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Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown's First Superstar

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Pdf:Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown's First Superstar.Complete with never-before-revealed details about the sex, violence, and drugs in her life, this biography reveals the incredibly turbulent life of Motown artist Mary Wells. Based in part on four hours of previously unreleased and unpublicized deathbed interviews with Wells, this account delves deeply into her rapid rise and long fall as a recording artist, her spectacular romantic and family life, the violent incidents in which she was a participant, and her abuse of drugs. From tumultuous affairs, including one with R&B superstar Jackie Wilson, to a courageous battle with throat cancer that climaxed in her gutsiest performance, this history draws upon years of interviews with Wells's friends, lovers, and husband to tell the whole story of a woman whose songs crossed the color line and whose voice captivated the Beatles.

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Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

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Pdf:Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell."She was like a storm." —Leonard CohenJoni Mitchell may be the most influential female recording artist and composer of the late twentieth century. In Reckless Daughter, the music critic David Yaffe tells the remarkable, heart-wrenching story of how the blond girl with the guitar became a superstar of folk music in the 1960s, a key figure in the Laurel Canyon music scene of the 1970s, and the songwriter who spoke resonantly to, and for, audiences across the country. A Canadian prairie girl, a free-spirited artist, Mitchell never wanted to be a pop star. She was nothing more than “a painter derailed by circumstances,” she would explain. And yet, she went on to become a talented self-taught musician and a brilliant bandleader, releasing album after album, each distinctly experimental, challenging, and revealing. Her lyrics captivated listeners with their perceptive language and naked emotion, born out of Mitchell’s life, loves, complaints, and prophecies. As an artist whose work deftly balances narrative and musical complexity, she has been admired by such legendary lyricists as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen and beloved by such groundbreaking jazz musicians as Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter, and Herbie Hancock. Her hits—from “Big Yellow Taxi” to “Both Sides, Now” to “A Case of You”—endure as timeless favorites, and her influence on the generations of singer-songwriters who would follow her, from her devoted fan Prince to Björk, is undeniable.In this intimate biography, drawing on dozens of unprecedented in-person interviews with Mitchell, her childhood friends, and a cast of famous characters, Yaffe reveals the backstory behind the famous songs—from Mitchell’s youth in Canada, her bout with polio at age nine, and her early marriage and the child she gave up for adoption, through the love affairs that inspired masterpieces, and up to the present—and shows us why Mitchell has so enthralled her listeners, her lovers, and her friends. Reckless Daughter is the story of an artist and an era that have left an indelible mark on American music.

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White Line Fever: The Autobiography

Pdf eBooks White Line Fever: The Autobiography

Pdf:White Line Fever: The Autobiography.“Few could claim with any conviction to have taken more drugs, drunk more bourbon, or entertained more women than Motörhead’s lead singer.”—Sunday Times “The heaviest drinking, most oversexed speed freak in the music business."Ian Fraser Kilmister was born on Christmas Eve, 1945. Learning from an early age that chicks really do appreciate a guy with a guitar, and inspired by the music of Elvis and Buddy Holly, Lemmy quickly outgrew his local bands in Wales, choosing instead to head to Manchester to experience everything he could get his hands on. And he never looked back.Lemmy tripped through his early career with the Rocking Vicars, did roadie work with Jimi Hendrix, and was a member of Opal Butterfly and Hawkwind. In 1975, he went on to create speed metal and form the legendary band Motörhead.During their forty-year history, Motörhead released over twenty albums, won a Grammy, and conquered the rock world with such songs as “Ace of Spades,” “Bomber,” and “Overkill.” Throughout the creation of this impressive discography, the Motörhead lineup saw many changes, but Lemmy was always firmly at the helm.White Line Fever, a headbanging tour of the excesses of a man being true to his music and his pleasures, offers a sometimes hilarious, often outrageous, but always highly entertaining ride with the frontman of the loudest rock band in the world.

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Lady Sings the Blues: The 50th-Anniversay Edition with a Revised Discography (Harlem Moon Classics)

Pdf eBooks Lady Sings the Blues: The 50th-Anniversay Edition with a Revised Discography (Harlem Moon Classics)

Pdf:Lady Sings the Blues: The 50th-Anniversay Edition with a Revised Discography (Harlem Moon Classics).Originally released by Doubleday in 1956, Harlem Moon Classics celebrates the publication with the fiftieth-anniversary edition of Billie Holiday’s unforgettable and timeless memoir, updated with an insightful introduction and a revised discography, both written by celebrated music writer David Ritz.Lady Sings the Blues is the fiercely honest, no-holds-barred autobiography of Billie Holiday, the legendary jazz, swing, and standards singing sensation. Taking the reader on a fast-moving journey from Holiday’s rough-and-tumble Baltimore childhood (where she ran errands at a whorehouse in exchange for the chance to listen to Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith albums), to her emergence on Harlem’s club scene, to sold-out performances with the Count Basie Orchestra and with Artie Shaw and his band, this revelatory memoir is notable for its trenchant observations on the racism that darkened Billie’s life and the heroin addiction that ended it too soon. We are with her during the mesmerizing debut of “Strange Fruit”; with her as she rubs shoulders with the biggest movie stars and musicians of the day (Bob Hope, Lana Turner, Clark Gable, Benny Goodman, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, and more); and with her through the scrapes with Jim Crow, spats with Sarah Vaughan, ignominious jailings, and tragic decline. All of this is told in Holiday’s tart, streetwise style and hip patois that makes it read as if it were written yesterday.

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The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse: How to Design and Build a Net-Zero Energy Greenhouse

Pdf eBooks The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse: How to Design and Build a Net-Zero Energy Greenhouse

Pdf:The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse: How to Design and Build a Net-Zero Energy Greenhouse.Comprehensive coverage of passive solar greenhouse design including material selection, building methods and how to store thermal energy using a variety of simple and innovative strategies. Over a dozen case studies provide real-life inspiration, capped off with how-to guidance for building a durable, energy-efficient greenhouse. Variations include underground and aquaponic greenhouses and integrating solar panels to grow off-grid, year-round.

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Life After Carbon: The Next Global Transformation of Cities

Pdf eBooks Life After Carbon: The Next Global Transformation of Cities

Pdf:Life After Carbon: The Next Global Transformation of Cities.The future of our cities is not what it used to be. The modern-city model that took hold globally in the twentieth century has outlived its usefulness. It cannot solve the problems it helped to create—especially global warming. Fortunately, a new model for urban development is emerging in cities to aggressively tackle the realities of climate change. It transforms the way cities design and use physical space, generate economic wealth, consume and dispose of resources, exploit and sustain the natural ecosystems, and prepare for the future.In Life After Carbon, urban sustainability consultants Pete Plastrik and John Cleveland assemble this global pattern of urban reinvention from the stories of 25 "innovation lab" cities across the globe—from Copenhagen to Melbourne. A city innovation lab is the entire city—the complex, messy, real urban world where innovations must work. It is a city in which government, business, and community leaders take to heart the challenge of climate change and converge on the radical changes that are necessary. They free downtowns from cars, turn buildings into renewable-energy power plants, re-nature entire neighborhoods, incubate growing numbers of clean-energy and smart-tech companies, convert waste to energy, and much more. Plastrik and Cleveland show that four transformational ideas are driving urban climate innovation around the world, in practice, not just in theory: carbon-free advantage, efficient abundance, nature's benefits, and adaptive futures. And these ideas are thriving in markets, professions, consumer trends, community movements, and "higher" levels of government that enable cities.Life After Carbon presents the new ideas that are replacing the pillars of the modern-city model, converting climate disaster into urban opportunity, and shaping the next transformation of cities worldwide. It will inspire anyone who cares about the future of our cities, and help them to map a sustainable path forward.

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Going Tiny: Failure + Opportunity in the Future of Affordable Housing

Pdf eBooks Going Tiny: Failure + Opportunity in the Future of Affordable Housing

Pdf:Going Tiny: Failure + Opportunity in the Future of Affordable Housing.The movement of tiny houses on wheels has gained a lot of traction as a potential solution to the urban affordable housing crisis in American cities. After designing and building his own tiny house, Kinetohaus, to live in while attending architecture school at the University of Texas at Austin, author and designer Davis Richardson lays out the shortcomings of the tiny house while also exploring what its popularity means for other solutions when looking to the future of our cities.

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Piano Book for Adult Beginners: Teach Yourself How to Play Famous Piano Songs, Read Music, Theory & Technique (Book & Streaming Video Lessons)

Pdf eBooks Piano Book for Adult Beginners: Teach Yourself How to Play Famous Piano Songs, Read Music, Theory & Technique (Book & Streaming Video Lessons)

Pdf:Piano Book for Adult Beginners: Teach Yourself How to Play Famous Piano Songs, Read Music, Theory & Technique (Book & Streaming Video Lessons). This book and streaming video course is all that you will ever need for getting started playing the most famous and cherished piano classics!Piano Professor, Damon Ferrante guides you through how to play the piano with step-by-step lessons for beginners and 20 streaming video lessons.This easy-to-follow method, used by thousands of piano students and teachers, is designed to be interactive, engaging and fun.No music reading is required! Learn great piano songs!The lessons will greatly expand your repertoire of beloved piano songs and improve your piano technique, creativity, and understanding of music. Whether you are teaching yourself piano or learning with a music instructor, this book and streaming video course will take your piano playing to a whole new level!Ask yourself this:1. Have you always wanted to learn how to play famous piano pieces, but did not know where to start?2. Did you start piano lessons once and give up because the lessons were too difficult?3. Are you struggling to follow online piano lessons that seem to jump all over the place without any sense of direction or consistency?4. Would you like to expand your musical understanding and learn how to play the piano through an affordable, step-by-step book and video course?If your answer to any of the these questions is yes, then this beginner piano book and video course is definitely for you!The following great music is covered in this book and streaming video course:* Für Elise by Beethoven
* The Entertainer by Scott Joplin
* Amazing Grace
* Pachelbel's Canon
* House of the Rising Sun
* Scarborough Fair
* Turkish Rondo by Mozart
* Shenandoah
* Happy Birthday
* Danny Boy
* Kum-Bah-Yah
* Jingle Bells
* J.S. Bach's Prelude in C Major
* Home on the Range
* This Little Light of Mine
* Hall of the Mountain King by Grieg* Take Me Out to the Ballgame
* Red River Valley
* Silent Night
* New World Symphony Theme
* When the Saints Go Marching In
* Greensleeves
* Aura Lee
* Brahms' Famous Lullaby
* Simple Gifts
* And Many More Great Songs and Pieces!

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Guitar Exercises: 10x Guitar Skills in 10 Minutes a Day: An Arsenal of 100+ Exercises for All Areas (Guitar Exercises Mastery Book 2)

Pdf eBooks Guitar Exercises: 10x Guitar Skills in 10 Minutes a Day: An Arsenal of 100+ Exercises for All Areas (Guitar Exercises Mastery Book 2)

Pdf:Guitar Exercises: 10x Guitar Skills in 10 Minutes a Day: An Arsenal of 100+ Exercises for All Areas (Guitar Exercises Mastery Book 2).Feeling stuck with the guitar? Not able to make the progress you want? Do you want to 10x your guitar skills with minimum effort?Have you been making little to no progress with the guitar? I have been there, so I know how it feels! This book is going to help you get over that frustration!What do I have to do to 10x my guitar skills?You might be a beginner, who is just starting out with his first guitar or a guitar god who has been playing for years, all you have to do is follow the exercises given inside this guide. You will start noticing the difference by practicing just 10 minutes a day. With 100+ easily laid out tabs, you can pick up your guitar and get going instantly! When people start asking of your sudden improvement, you will know where to send them!What can the book do to my guitar skills?Help you play guitar better and longerIncrease your speed and accuracyHelp you solo betterPlay chords with more confidenceTrain your picking hand to move fasterAnd lots more...Why should I buy this book over the 1000 others on the store?100+ unique and fun exercisesTags explaining the techniques involved, difficulty level, and category for every exercise.Exercises to improve every area of your guitar skillsExercises tailor-made to entertain beginners and pros alikeMethods to 10x your guitar skills by practicing just for 10 minutes a day!If you are still confused on taking action, why don't you use the "look inside" option on amazon and have a glance at the first few pages of the book to make sure this book can be your partner as you build your guitar skills!You see, I am that confident about the book! The only reason you would not get this book is if you are not serious about mastering this magical skill.To take full control of your guitar skills and become an impeccable player, scroll up and click BUY NOW!

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Guitar Book for Adult Beginners: Teach Yourself How to Play Famous Guitar Songs, Guitar Chords, Music Theory & Technique (Book & Streaming Video Lessons)

Pdf eBooks Guitar Book for Adult Beginners: Teach Yourself How to Play Famous Guitar Songs, Guitar Chords, Music Theory & Technique (Book & Streaming Video Lessons)

Pdf:Guitar Book for Adult Beginners: Teach Yourself How to Play Famous Guitar Songs, Guitar Chords, Music Theory & Technique (Book & Streaming Video Lessons).This book and streaming video course is all that you will ever need for getting started playing the most famous and cherished guitar songs! Music Professor Damon Ferrante guides you through how to play the guitar with step-by-step lessons for adult beginners and streaming video lessons. This easy-to-follow method, used by thousands of guitar students and teachers, is designed to be interactive, engaging and fun.No music reading is required! Learn great guitar songs!The lessons will greatly expand your repertoire of beloved guitar songs and improve your guitar technique, creativity, and understanding of music. Whether you are teaching yourself guitar or learning with a music instructor, this book and streaming video course will take your guitar playing to a whole new level! Ask yourself this: 1. Have you always wanted to learn how to play famous guitar songs, but did not know where to start? 2. Did you start guitar lessons once and give up because the lessons were too difficult? 3. Are you struggling to follow online guitar lessons that seem to jump all over the place without any sense of direction or consistency? 4. Would you like to expand your musical understanding and learn how to play the guitar through an affordable, step-by-step book and video course? If your answer to any of the these questions is yes, then this beginner guitar book and video course is definitely for you! The following great music is covered in this book and streaming video course: * Amazing Grace 
* House of the Rising Sun * Scarborough Fair 
* Shenandoah
 * Happy Birthday
 * Kum-Bah-Yah 
* Jingle Bells 
* Home on the Range
 * This Little Light of Mine
 * Take Me Out to the Ballgame
 * Red River Valley 
* Silent Night * When the Saints Go Marching In 
* Greensleeves * Aura Lee 
* And Many More Great Songs!

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Guitar Scales Handbook: A Step-By-Step, 100-Lesson Guide to Scales, Music Theory, and Fretboard Theory (Book & Streaming Videos) (Steeplechase Guitar Instruction)

Pdf eBooks Guitar Scales Handbook: A Step-By-Step, 100-Lesson Guide to Scales, Music Theory, and Fretboard Theory (Book & Streaming Videos) (Steeplechase Guitar Instruction)

Pdf:Guitar Scales Handbook: A Step-By-Step, 100-Lesson Guide to Scales, Music Theory, and Fretboard Theory (Book & Streaming Videos) (Steeplechase Guitar Instruction).Build technique, master music theory, and learn everything you need to know about guitar scales and how to use them in your music!Guitar instructor and music theory professor Damon Ferrante guides you through step-by-step lessons and streaming videos that will give your playing the speed and fluidity you have always dreamed about.You will also learn the notes of the fretboard!This new edition has over 200 lessons, guitar licks, exercises, streaming videos, and scales-over chords concepts.Used by thousands of professional guitarists, students, and teachers, this book and streaming video course will take your guitar playing to a whole new level!No Music Reading is Necessary!Check out the exciting materials covered in the book and streaming videos:* Alternate & Speed Picking Technique* Legato Technique* Music Theory* How to apply scales to your playing* Intervals* Warm-up Exercises* Technique Building Exercises* Guitar Licks* Notes of the Guitar Neck* Jam Tracks* Developing Good Practice Habits* Blues Scales and Modes* Major Scales and Modes* Natural Minor Scales* Harmonic Minor Scales and Modes* Melodic Minor Scales* Pentatonic Major Scales* Whole-Tone Scales* Exotic Scales* Octatonic ScalesScroll up to get your copy today!

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Guitar Pedals – Mastering Guitar Effects: Discover How To Use Pedals and Chain Effects To Get The Ultimate Guitar Tone

Pdf eBooks Guitar Pedals – Mastering Guitar Effects: Discover How To Use Pedals and Chain Effects To Get The Ultimate Guitar Tone

Pdf:Guitar Pedals – Mastering Guitar Effects: Discover How To Use Pedals and Chain Effects To Get The Ultimate Guitar Tone.Nail Your Killer Tone With This Complete Guide to Guitar Effects PedalsAll guitar players are on a never-ending quest for the perfect tone, and are constantly trying to discover the right combination of effects to achieve the sound we hear in our heads. Will getting a specific pedal solve our tone problems, or is it simply the way our rig is configured?Guitar Tone Guru Rob Thorpe Gives a complete rundown on every type of guitar pedal, and answers all these questions and more in Guitar Pedals: Mastering Guitar Effects. If you have ever wrestled with your tone, this book is for you.Solve These Common Guitar Tone Problems:What’s the best order to chain your effects together?Should distortion come first or last?What about modulation?Certain pedals should sound great but kill my tone?What am I doing wrong?What are the best reverb/delay pedals on the market?What’s the difference between a Big Muff, a Tubes Screamer and a Reaper Pandemonium?Much More Than “This Pedal Does That”… Guitar Pedals: Mastering Guitar Effects is much more than a simple guide to the types of guitar effects. You’ll go in-depth to discover:The types of pedals available and how each one sculpts your guitar toneHow to use each guitar pedal properlyHow to configure your guitar pedal board to correctly get the sound you wantThe best distortion, compression, modulation and delay pedals to use… and when!How guitar pedals should really sound and what you can achieve with themHow to get those “special effects” you’ve heard the pro guitarists usePlus Two Free Bonuses:Bonus One: Interviews with three touring/recording guitarists about how they created and use their rig for gigs and in the studio, revealing some great insights, including Cradle of Filth’s Richard ShawBonus Two: Effects physics for the curious, a dedicated section to show you how a guitar pedal does what it does!Learn how to master delay to double-up riffs and even create backwards solos … in harmony!And much more...Here’s what you get:Guitar Pedals: Mastering Guitar Effects includes studio quality recordings to demonstrate how each stomp boxes sound and you’ll learn dozens of useful guitar licks appropriate to each effect. It’s not just theory, this is a practical guide with great examples and individual chapters dedicated to:Fuzz,Distortion,Overdrives and BoostsDelayModulationWah-Wahs and Envelope FiltersCompressionReverbPlus, an all-important chapter on how to chain effects together and build up your pedalboard!Hear it!Each type of effect is demonstrated with some great licks. Studio quality audio is FREE to download. You’ll actually hear the difference between a Big Muff and a Tubescreamer; an Astrospurt and an MXR Phase 90, and many more.Not only will you learn how to build your rig for maximum tone, you’ll learn some cool licks that highlight the best qualities of each effect.Above all, this is a practical guide that teaches you to use guitar pedals to create the perfect tone.Buy it now… It’s time to master your guitar effects and nail your dream guitar tone!

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Guitar Scales Bible: An Encyclopedia of 30+ Unique Scales and Modes: 125+ Practice Lick (Guitar Scales Mastery Book 2)

Pdf eBooks Guitar Scales Bible: An Encyclopedia of 30+ Unique Scales and Modes: 125+ Practice Lick (Guitar Scales Mastery Book 2)

Pdf:Guitar Scales Bible: An Encyclopedia of 30+ Unique Scales and Modes: 125+ Practice Lick (Guitar Scales Mastery Book 2).Change the Course of Your Guitar Journey! - With Over 30 Scales And 125 Lick Ideas!You've got to learn your scales! - The advice that changed the course of my guitar journey! Guitar scales is the single most important thing that you can learn on the guitar. It can quickly elevate your guitar playing from a "person who plays guitar" to a "musician". A good understanding of scales and the fretboard is all it takes to become the guitarist of your dreams.Exploring Scales can be a daunting task!With all the confusing music theory behind scales and weird boxes patterns, it'll take you years if not "forever" to master and explore all the scales out there! A lot of potential musicians get caught up in these box patterns and never get to explore their true potential! Being able to create music and soloing up and down the fretboard remains a distant dream!But with a little help.......A little help is all it takes! You'll soon see yourself crushing the fretboard and exploring territories of unheard emotion and music! With the right guidance, you can easily go from "a person who plays guitar" to "musician" who can create magic at his will. A musician who can solo all over the fretboard without getting lost! A skillful guitarist with bubbling licks under his fingers! You too can become that guitarist!Discover the world of guitar scales!Music can be easy if you know your scales and can navigate the fretboard effortlessly! That's precisely what you’ll find inside this monstrous encyclopedia of scales! Explore the world of guitar scales and discover musical treasures you never knew existed! Here's a summary of what you'll find inside:Explanations for each of the 30+ scales and modesWhole neck and pattern diagrams for each scaleA "Take Action" section with lick ideas to make sure the theory hits practical playing skills!Free audio tracks for every lick in the bookAll the theory you need - construction, formulas, notes and sprinkled secrets to get the best out of the scalesAnd a lot more.....Let's dive deep into the world of scales and music - together! I can't wait to see you on the inside!Unleash Your Creativity and Let's Create Some Music! Scroll Up and Click the Buy Now Button to Grab Your Copy!

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The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll

Pdf eBooks The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll

Pdf:The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock 'n' Roll.A riveting saga in the history of rock ‘n’ roll: the decades-long rivalry between the two men who innovated the electric guitar’s amplified sound—Leo Fender and Les Paul—and their intense competition to convince rock stars like the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton to play the instruments they built.In the years after World War II, music was evolving from big-band jazz into the primordial elements of rock ’n’ roll—and these louder styles demanded revolutionary instruments. When Leo Fender’s tiny firm marketed the first solid-body electric guitar, the Esquire, musicians immediately saw its appeal. Not to be out-maneuvered, Gibson, the largest guitar manufacturer, raced to build a competitive product. The company designed an “axe” that would make Fender’s Esquire look cheap and convinced Les Paul—whose endorsement Leo Fender had sought—to put his name on it. Thus was born the guitar world’s most heated rivalry: Gibson versus Fender, Les versus Leo. While Fender was a quiet, half-blind, self-taught radio repairman from rural Orange County, Paul was a brilliant but egomaniacal pop star and guitarist who spent years toying with new musical technologies. Their contest turned into an arms race as the most inventive musicians of the 1950s and 1960s—including bluesman Muddy Waters, rocker Buddy Holly, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Eric Clapton—adopted one maker’s guitar or another. By the time Jimi Hendrix played “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Woodstock in 1969 on his Fender Stratocaster, it was clear that electric instruments—Fender or Gibson—had launched music into a radical new age, empowering artists with a vibrancy and volume never before attainable.

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Advanced Arpeggio Soloing for Guitar: Creative Arpeggio Studies for Modern Rock & Fusion Guitar

Pdf eBooks Advanced Arpeggio Soloing for Guitar: Creative Arpeggio Studies for Modern Rock & Fusion Guitar

Pdf:Advanced Arpeggio Soloing for Guitar: Creative Arpeggio Studies for Modern Rock & Fusion Guitar.Build powerful guitar solos with creative arpeggiosDo you struggle to get the most out of arpeggio soloing?Do you feel limited in your arpeggio vocabulary?Do you want to create sophisticated sounds with just a few simple elements?Is it time to go beyond standard licks and drills to make real music?Advanced Arpeggio Soloing for GuitarDiscover the ultimate creative resource for applying arpeggios in modern improvisationBuild a unique vocabulary of arpeggio concepts and phrasing toolsCreate melodic phrases and high-speed lines applicable to many stylesLearn over 130 ready to use arpeggio licks and when to use themInstantly sound like a seasoned pro from the very first example!Chris Brooks’ tuition in Advanced Arpeggio Soloing for Guitar is the result of three decades’ work as a busy working guitarist and cutting edge educator. It is a complete bible of arpeggio approaches that builds into a cohesive strategy for any advanced rock guitarist.Advanced Arpeggio Soloing for Guitar takes you to the next level of musical and professional-sounding arpeggio usage, and draws inspiration from rock and fusion soloists alike.You’ll master advanced arpeggios and substitutions while learning the theory behind each exciting concept, so you can apply these skills in any musical situation.Advanced Arpeggio Soloing for Guitar goes way beyond any other rock guitar arpeggio book by drawing inspiration from advanced jazz theory to teach you the sounds you won’t learn anywhere else. You’ll master advanced concepts like triad pairs, triad stacks, extended arpeggios, scale integrations and more…Every concept is taught with creative licks and melodic ideas, so the theory becomes instantly musical.Here’s what you get: Deep insight into triad pairs & triad stacksMultiple musical sequences & permutationsArpeggio and scale integration exercisesSweep picking, legato & tapping applicationOver 130 cutting-edge licksProfessionally audio tracks to download for freeClear diagrams, tab & notationBonus one: Modal backing tracks help you to practise each idea and get creativeBonus two: Soloing summary tables provide a shortcut to the best sounds in any situation Are you stuck in a musical rut and looking to get more creative with guitar arpeggios?Shred guitar virtuoso Chris Brooks is here to show you how to take even the most humble triad and give it new purpose. He’ll teach you how combining arpeggios can evoke modal and exotic scale sounds to create a truly personal guitar solo. You’ll also learn how triad stacking can enhance basic harmony to make you sound hipper and ignite your audience.There’s exclusive insight and cutting-edge material on dynamic control, upper extensions, directional sequencing, scale integrations and much more.Hear it!With over 130 licks and studies forming a comprehensive guitar method, Advanced Arpeggio Soloing for Guitar will expand your vocabulary, multiply your melody, accentuate your arpeggios and turn you into a creative, experienced improviser.Take the next step in guitar education and buy

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The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration

Pdf eBooks The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration

Pdf:The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration.Draw and paint beautiful, vibrant, and realistic birds and botanicals with The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration. Take a sketch and transform it into fine art!The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration is a guide for contemporary artists aspiring to master shape, color, and texture and render beautiful, realistic, and vibrant botanical artwork! An expert botanical artist educates you about the tools and materials traditionally used in botanical illustration, including pencils, colored pencils, watercolor, gouache, and pastels. This thorough yet easily digestible guide includes overviews of key illustration techniques and basic color theory and mixing and is loaded with exercises designed to help you learn to see shape, value, and form. By learning to understand plant life and anatomy, you can craft elegant flowers, leaves, trees, and much more in no time! To bring it all together, The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration includes step-by-step demonstrations to follow along with as you practice taking sketches and transforming them into fully rendered, colorful pieces of fine art.

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Essential Techniques of Landscape Drawing: Master the Concepts and Methods for Observing and Rendering Nature

Pdf eBooks Essential Techniques of Landscape Drawing: Master the Concepts and Methods for Observing and Rendering Nature

Pdf:Essential Techniques of Landscape Drawing: Master the Concepts and Methods for Observing and Rendering Nature.This beginner's guide to drawing in graphite pencil uses step-by-step exercises to teach fundamental methods for rendering all aspects of the natural landscape, with additional lessons on using charcoal, colored pencil, pastel, and other media.Following in the footsteps of author, artist, and art instructor Suzanne Brooker's previous title The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting, this book pairs the most universally-pursued topic for artists (drawing) with the popular subject matter of the natural landscape. Brooker breaks down landscapes into their various elements--including the earth, water, air, and trees--to convey how the fundamentals of drawing are applied to capture each aspect. Using the graphite pencil as her baseline instrument, Brooker provides you with step-by-step lessons that help you improve your rendering skills and re-create the beauty of the world outdoors. Examples from art history and contemporary masters supplement these lessons. The end result is a drawing instruction book that provides artists with everything they need to render landscapes no matter their skill level.

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Portfolio: Beginning Pastel

Pdf eBooks Portfolio: Beginning Pastel

Pdf:Portfolio: Beginning Pastel.Pastels are a unique tool, and Beginning Pastel is the perfect introductory resource for artists just getting started in this colorful medium. You will learn blending, grading, and masking in no time!Beginning Pastel guides beginning artists through an exploration of pastel techniques and step-by-step projects for a comprehensive and approachable overview of pastels, one of the most vibrant and unique art mediums. From choosing the right paper, pastels, and colors, to basic techniques such as blending, gradating, and masking, Beginning Pastel is the perfect resource for artists who are just starting to get into the world of pastels. Starting with a blank canvas, each stroke and technique is clearly explained and beautifully illustrated. This means you will master key concepts quickly and then promptly put them into practice through simple step-by-step exercises. Often considered an advanced medium, Beginning Pastel makes the tricky task of drawing in pastel accessible and achievable for artists, even those coming to art with no previous experience.

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Colored Pencil Step by Step (Artist's Library)

Pdf eBooks Colored Pencil Step by Step (Artist's Library)

Pdf:Colored Pencil Step by Step (Artist's Library).Colored Pencil Step by Step, from the acclaimed Walter Foster Artist’s Library Series, is filled with information that will help artists of all levels learn all about drawing with colored pencil. This colorful, comprehensive guidebook explores drawing and layering colors, plus a range of styles and techniques for creating your own works of art in colored pencil. Three renowned colored pencil artists guide you step by step through 11 vibrant lessons, demonstrating a variety of special techniques and tricks along the way. Whether you’re a novice or an accomplished artist who has never experimented with a colored pencil, this book will provide the instruction and inspiration you need to master this versatile medium.

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Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family

Pdf eBooks Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family

Pdf:Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family.A New York Times bestsellerA New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post Notable Book A Publishers Weekly Book of the Year As seen on CBS This Morning, NPR's Fresh Air, and People MagazineA New York Times Book Review Editor's ChoiceA Publishers Weekly Best Book of the YearA Library Journal Nonfiction Pick of SeptemberThe New York Times bestseller about a young black man's journey from violence and despair to the threshold of stardom. "A beautiful tribute to the power of good teachers."--Terry Gross, Fresh Air "One of the most inspiring stories I've come across in a long time."--Pamela Paul, New York Times Book Review Ryan Speedo Green had a tough upbringing in southeastern Virginia: his family lived in a trailer park and later a bullet-riddled house across the street from drug dealers. His father was absent; his mother was volatile and abusive.At the age of twelve, Ryan was sent to Virginia's juvenile facility of last resort. He was placed in solitary confinement. He was uncontrollable, uncontainable, with little hope for the future. In 2011, at the age of twenty-four, Ryan won a nationwide competition hosted by New York's Metropolitan Opera, beating out 1,200 other talented singers. Today, he is a rising star performing major roles at the Met and Europe's most prestigious opera houses.SING FOR YOUR LIFE chronicles Ryan's suspenseful, racially charged and artistically intricate journey from solitary confinement to stardom. Daniel Bergner takes readers on Ryan's path toward redemption, introducing us to a cast of memorable characters--including the two teachers from his childhood who redirect his rage into music, and his long-lost father who finally reappears to hear Ryan sing. Bergner illuminates all that it takes--technically, creatively--to find and foster the beauty of the human voice. And Sing for Your Life sheds unique light on the enduring and complex realities of race in America.

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The 3-Space Reverb Framework: Learn the step by step system for using reverb in your mixes (Audio Engineering, Music Production, Sound Design & Mixing Audio Series: Book 2)

Pdf eBooks The 3-Space Reverb Framework: Learn the step by step system for using reverb in your mixes (Audio Engineering, Music Production, Sound Design & Mixing Audio Series: Book 2)

Pdf:The 3-Space Reverb Framework: Learn the step by step system for using reverb in your mixes (Audio Engineering, Music Production, Sound Design & Mixing Audio Series: Book 2).Reverb is one of the most important processors to know how to use. It’s responsible for creating the entire perception of space in a mix. Without the organic sound of reverb, mixes would sound flat and lifeless.When I first started using reverb, I had no idea what I was doing. There were tons of presets to flip through, and I felt like I had to tweak everything about them. This led to lots of confusion and I ended up using reverb too much, or just avoiding it because I just wasn’t confident I’d get what I was after. It took me years to discover the correct way to use reverb and the 3-Space Reverb Framework is the result of that. This reverb framework is deceptively simple and it works because it’s the answer to how and why we use multiple reverbs in a mix. It’s the answer to how we configure reverbs together. The framework tells us that different reverb types take up different amounts of mix real-estate. Once we know how to manage our mixing real-estate with reverb then it becomes much easier to achieve bigger, cleaner sounding mixes.This book will help you learn how to use reverb so that your mixes become more detailed. It will help you learn exactly how to combine reverbs together, and most importantly it will help you effectively shape and create the environment of your mix so that it sounds exactly the way you want.

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Healing Sounds: The Power of Harmonics

Pdf eBooks Healing Sounds: The Power of Harmonics

Pdf:Healing Sounds: The Power of Harmonics.The first book to explain from both scientific and spiritual perspectives the healing and transformative powers of harmonics. • Includes practical exercises demonstrating how to use sound in healing and meditation, including "Vowels as Mantras" and "Overtoning". • Describes how harmonics can be used as "sonic yoga" for meditation and deep relaxation to enhance energy. • Over 25,000 copies of first editions sold in 6 languages. • Author won 1999 Visionary Awards for Best Healing-Meditation Album. The Mystery Schools of Egypt, Greece, and Rome understood that vibration is the fundamental active force in the universe and developed specific chants and tones for healing the mind, body, and spirit and achieving altered states of consciousness. Overtone chanting--also called vocal harmonics--is the ability of the human voice to create two or more notes at the same time. Healing Sounds explains how to perform vocal harmonics and experience their transformative and curative powers. An internationally recognized master teacher, the author provides diverse examples of sound healing systems incorporating both mystical and medical traditions--from Tibetan monks' use of tantric harmonics to Dr. Alfred Tomatis' use of Gregorian chanting--and their capacity to affect us on all levels. With many easy-to-follow exercises, Healing Sounds is the first book to show from both the scientific and spiritual viewpoints how to use the transformative power of sound for healing on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels.

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On Some Faraway Beach: The Life And Times Of Brian Eno

Pdf eBooks On Some Faraway Beach: The Life And Times Of Brian Eno

Pdf:On Some Faraway Beach: The Life And Times Of Brian Eno.Authorised biography of Brian Eno - the 'Father of Ambient Music'A sonic alchemist to the stars, Brian Eno's address book is a veritable who's who of rock and pop. Tellingly, his involvement with Roxy Music, David Bowie, Talking Heads and U2 has coincided with these artists producing their most challenging and critically revered work.ON SOME FARAWAY BEACH is the first serious, critical examination of the life and times of Brian Eno, from an idiosyncratic childhood to 1960s art school and the sharp end of pop charts around the world.

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The Healing Power of the Human Voice: Mantras, Chants, and Seed Sounds for Health and Harmony

Pdf eBooks The Healing Power of the Human Voice: Mantras, Chants, and Seed Sounds for Health and Harmony

Pdf:The Healing Power of the Human Voice: Mantras, Chants, and Seed Sounds for Health and Harmony.A complete introduction to using the sounds of the voice to promote healing• Explains the emotional meanings and healing attributes of human vocal expression, from vowels and consonants to natural sounds such as laughter or sighs• Includes easy-to-follow vocal and breathing exercises• Contains chants and mantras from cultures around the worldAs infants and children we use our vocalizations to express our needs and emotions. As we grow older these vocalizations become confined to language. The suppression of emotional sounds because they may be considered childish or undignified is quite commonplace in Western cultures. Yet when done with vigor, the sounds made by laughing, groaning, humming, keening, and sighing hold within them great power for healing.In The Healing Power of the Human Voice James D'Angelo introduces the concepts behind sound healing and provides simple, practical exercises for beginners. He explains in detail the meanings and healing attributes of the whole range of human vocal expression, from vowels and consonants to the natural sounds of laughter or sighs. He praises the power of singing and reveals the ways in which group singing can contribute to physical and mental health. He also presents authentic classical chants and mantras from cultures around the world and shows how we can combine various vocal sounds to form our own mantra to help clear chakra blockages. All of the sounds discussed, as well as the techniques for producing overtones, are placed in a ritualized context and are accompanied by simple movements to enhance tuning the body toward inner harmony, health, and peace.

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft, 3rd Edition: Learn to Walk the Magickal Path with the God and Goddess

Pdf eBooks The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft, 3rd Edition: Learn to Walk the Magickal Path with the God and Goddess

Pdf:The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft, 3rd Edition: Learn to Walk the Magickal Path with the God and Goddess.An invaluable resource for beginners and adepts alike, this best-selling and frequently recommended book on Wiccan magic and witchcraft has been updated and revised, now featuring a Year-and-a-Day calendar for the solitaire who is beginning to explore Wicca on his or her own. Loads of new spellsNew for this edition: A Year-and-a-Day calendar; Expanded information on creating a personal grimoire and book of Shadows, the witch's spell manual and bible.

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Hamilton: The Revolution

Pdf eBooks Hamilton: The Revolution

Pdf:Hamilton: The Revolution.A backstage pass to the groundbreaking, hit musical Hamilton, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, including the award-winning libretto, behind-the-scenes photos and interviews, and exclusive footnotes from composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda.Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims our country's origins for a diverse new generation. HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages--"since before this was even a show," according to Miranda--traces its development from an improbable perfor­mance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published here. Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer, Joan Marcus; exclusive looks at notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sond­heim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by Presi­dent Obama himself. The book does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became a national phenomenon: It demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders, the men and women who don't throw away their shot.

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Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution

Pdf eBooks Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution

Pdf:Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution.A revelatory portrait of the creative partnership that transformed musical theater and provided the soundtrack to the American CenturyThey stand at the apex of the great age of songwriting, the creators of the classic Broadway musicals Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music, whose songs have never lost their popularity or emotional power. Even before they joined forces, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II had written dozens of Broadway shows, but together they pioneered a new art form: the serious musical play. Their songs and dance numbers served to advance the drama and reveal character, a sharp break from the past and the template on which all future musicals would be built.Though different in personality and often emotionally distant from each other, Rodgers and Hammerstein presented an unbroken front to the world and forged much more than a songwriting team; their partnership was also one of the most profitable and powerful entertainment businesses of their era. They were cultural powerhouses whose work came to define postwar America on stage, screen, television, and radio. But they also had their failures and flops, and more than once they feared they had lost their touch.Todd S. Purdum’s portrait of these two men, their creative process, and their groundbreaking innovations will captivate lovers of musical theater, lovers of the classic American songbook, and young lovers wherever they are. He shows that what Rodgers and Hammerstein wrought was truly something wonderful.

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Are the Drums for You? (Ready to Make Music)

Pdf eBooks Are the Drums for You? (Ready to Make Music)

Pdf:Are the Drums for You? (Ready to Make Music).The drums are a blast to play and fun to learn. Drummers play in many types of groups from rock to pop to jazz. The band Led Zeppelin had hard-rocking drum rhythms. Even Beyoncé dances to the beat of the two drummers in her band Suga Mama. But are the drums right for you? Or would a different choice be better? Hear what professional drummers like about their instrument, and learn what skills a good drummer needs. Discover whether the drums are your best choice for making music.

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Drums (Music Makers)

Pdf eBooks Drums (Music Makers)

Pdf:Drums (Music Makers).A very simple introduction to various types of drums, their history, what they sound like, what they look like, and how they are played.

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The Shamanic Drum: A Guide to Sacred Drumming

Pdf eBooks The Shamanic Drum: A Guide to Sacred Drumming

Pdf:The Shamanic Drum: A Guide to Sacred Drumming.Shamanic drumming is an ancient approach that uses rhythm to promote healing and self-expression. Based on his studies and personal shamanic experience, Michael presents the first practical guide to applying this ancient healing art to our modern lives. Through a series of simple exercises and lessons, he teaches the basic shamanic methods of drumming. The focus is on creating sacred space, journeying, power practice, power animals, drum therapy, drum circles and the therapeutic effects of drumming. Whether you are an accomplished percussionist or a total beginner, this user-friendly book will help you harness the power of drumming. Recent studies demonstrate that drumming is a valuable treatment for stress, chronic pain, cancer, stroke, trauma, addictions, mental illness, emotional disorders and a wide range of physical disabilities. The benefits include relaxation, healing, more energy, greater mental clarity, enhanced creativity and deeper self-awareness.

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How to Draw Your Dragon: Drawing Your Favorite Cartoon Dragons - Step By Step Guide (Cartooning with Jessica McKenzie Book 1)

Pdf eBooks How to Draw Your Dragon: Drawing Your Favorite Cartoon Dragons - Step By Step Guide (Cartooning with Jessica McKenzie Book 1)

Pdf:How to Draw Your Dragon: Drawing Your Favorite Cartoon Dragons - Step By Step Guide (Cartooning with Jessica McKenzie Book 1).+ FREE BOOK Buy this book and get BOOK for FREE Drawing is a beautiful art for a number of reasons. First of all, it allows you to produce amazing drawing, which people will admire. Of course, it all depends on the subject you choose – the more interesting the subject is, the more praise it will earn. If you want to learn to draw awesome drawings, why not thinking about drawing dragons?Dragons from the movie How to Train Your Dragon look amazing. They are looking both cute and scary at the same time. The best thing about this is that it is your choice whether the dragon is going to be scary or not. That is the fact that makes drawing dragons a wonderful practice, which can boost your creativity.Once you learn how to draw dragons, you will be able to draw many similar characters, both mythical and from real life. You will be able to draw animals that are of similar shape as dragons from this movie.A great thing about drawing movie characters is that you can do this together with your children, who are probably fans of this movie. Together, you can learn to draw and unleash your creativity, creating your own characters if you wish. Drawing can have a lot of benefits on the mind and intelligence of your children, so you should think about bringing this art closer to them. Probably there is no better way to make your kids familiar with drawing that teaching them to draw their favorite characters.Luckily for you, learning how to draw dragons and teaching your kids how to do it, is not hard. At least it’s not hard when you have the right help. This book will make you feel happy while learning how to draw, because it contains step by step guides on how to draw characters from your favorite animated movie, How to Train Your Dragon. Here is preview of what you’ll learn: Boost Your Child’s Creativity Through Drawings Your Dragon 1–Baby Gronckle Your Dragon 2–Toothless (Night Fury) Your Dragon 3–Terrible Terror < Your Dragon4–Toothless (Night Fury 2) Your Dragon 5 – Stormfly Your Dragon 6–Toothless (Night Fury 3) Enjoy reading and practicing, and do not forget to receive your FREE BONUS BOOK All the instructions you will find at the end of the book.Good luck!

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How to Draw Cartoons

Pdf eBooks How to Draw Cartoons

Pdf:How to Draw Cartoons.Fun, simple and entertaining - this book will help the complete novice turn out professional looking cartoons in minutes. Suitable for all age groups.

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Draw With Jazza - Creating Characters: Fun and Easy Guide to Drawing Cartoons and Comics

Pdf eBooks Draw With Jazza - Creating Characters: Fun and Easy Guide to Drawing Cartoons and Comics

Pdf:Draw With Jazza - Creating Characters: Fun and Easy Guide to Drawing Cartoons and Comics.Imagine, Design and Draw Your Own Characters! Draw With Jazza YouTube star Josiah Brooks breaks down an easy-to-follow method that will help you to invent and draw original characters time and time again. Whether sci-fi or steampunk, comic book heroines or tattooed action heroes, animal familiars or alien races, you will discover the limitless possibilities of creating your very own characters for comic books, cartoons, video games and more! No matter what your skill level, you can draw from concept to finished art with confidence. Jazza shows you how as he walks you through The Design Process!Discover. Learn techniques just like the pros use for developing characters--their backstory, personality and physicality; decide your drawing style; and explore and organize your inspiration.Design. Use brainstorm sketching to refine your character's persona. Use simplified lines and shapes to draw men and women, practice poses and play with body shapes, sizes, ages and outfits.Develop. Refine your best ideas by choosing features, color schemes, settings and context to reflect your end goal.Deliver. Finish your concept art with character turnarounds, expression sheets, pose variations and more to create a complete picture of your characters and their world.

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How to Draw Anime: Sketching Anime Characters. Step by Step Guide (Drawing Anime with Jeffrey Reay Book 1)

Pdf eBooks How to Draw Anime: Sketching Anime Characters. Step by Step Guide (Drawing Anime with Jeffrey Reay Book 1)

Pdf:How to Draw Anime: Sketching Anime Characters. Step by Step Guide (Drawing Anime with Jeffrey Reay Book 1).+ FREE BOOK Buy this book and get BOOK for FREE Anime is famous all around the world, among the people of different ages. Children like to draw their favorite character. Drawing and sketching are an enjoyable activity, and you can do it easily at home with the help of cheap tools. There is no need to purchase special tools, brushes and paint to draw your favorite anime. Drawing is a tough task for your children because you can involve them in this healthy activity. If you want to give something creative to your child to draw, this book can be a right choice for you. Anime Cat Girl, etc.Download this book and get the advantage of step by step tutorials given to design your particular anime characters. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: - Draw an Anime Warrior Boy- Anime Girl- Surprised Anime Face- Happy Anime Girl- Cat Girl Anime- Essential Tools for Beginners to ExpertsEnjoy reading and practicing, and do not forget to receive your FREE BONUS BOOK All the instructions you will find at the end of the book.Good luck!

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Haunted New Orleans: History & Hauntings of the Crescent City (Haunted America)

Pdf eBooks Haunted New Orleans: History & Hauntings of the Crescent City (Haunted America)

Pdf:Haunted New Orleans: History & Hauntings of the Crescent City (Haunted America).Travel beyond Bourbon Street into the macabre history of one of the most haunted cities in the United States with the author of Wicked New Orleans as your guide.   New Orleans—the Big Easy, the birthplace of jazz, home of Cafe du Monde and what some call the most haunted city in America. Beneath the indulgence and revelry of the Crescent City lies a long history of the dark and mysterious. From the famous “Queen of Voodoo,” Marie Laveau, who is said to haunt the site of her grave, to the wicked LaLauries, whose true natures were hidden behind elegance and the trappings of high society, New Orleans is filled with spirits of all kinds. Some of the ghosts in these stories have sordid and scandalous histories, while others are friendly specters who simply can’t leave their beloved city behind. Join supernatural historian Troy Taylor as he takes readers beyond the French Quarter and shows a side of New Orleans never seen.   Includes photos!

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Ghosts of Salem: Haunts of the Witch City (Haunted America)

Pdf eBooks Ghosts of Salem: Haunts of the Witch City (Haunted America)

Pdf:Ghosts of Salem: Haunts of the Witch City (Haunted America).Beyond the witch trials . . . The paranormal expert and author of Ghosts of Boston“explores the cursed history underlying Salem’s supernatural beings” (Neighborhood View).   Nestled on the rocky coast of Massachusetts, Salem is a city steeped in history and legend. Famous for its witch trials, the storied North Shore seaport also has a dark history of smugglers and deadly fires. It is considered one of New England's most haunted destinations. Inside Howard Street Cemetery, the ghost of accused witch Giles Corey wanders among the gravestones. Outside the Ropes Mansion, the ghost of Abigail Ropes can be seen peeking out of the windows. The Gardner-Pingree House on Essex Street is host to the spirit of sea captain Joseph White, a man whose murder in 1830 inspired literary giants like Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Join author and paranormal journalist Sam Baltrusis on a chilling journey through the streets of Salem as he chronicles the historic haunts of the Witch City.   Includes photos!

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Guarding Door County: Lighthouses and Life-saving Stations (Images of America)

Pdf eBooks Guarding Door County: Lighthouses and Life-saving Stations (Images of America)

Pdf:Guarding Door County: Lighthouses and Life-saving Stations (Images of America).Jutting out of Wisconsin into the blue waters of Lake Michigan, the scenic peninsula of Door County is endowed with the longest coastline of any county in the nation. Since the mid-1800s, the region has boasted a strong maritime industry, dependent on the constant vigilance and efforts of U.S. Coast Guard units. The county has been home to as many as 12 historic light stations, as well as three life-saving stations. Beginning with Pottawatomie Light in 1837 and Sturgeon Bay Canal Life-Saving Station in 1886, keepers and surfmen survived both boredom and peril to ensure safe navigation and commerce, while rescuing those in distress. Through archival photographs, stories ofshipwrecks, rescues, service, and pride spring to life. Rare rescue images of the Otter, a schooner which wrecked in 1895, are especially noteworthy.

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Chicago Skyscrapers in Vintage Postcards (Postcard History Series)

Pdf eBooks Chicago Skyscrapers in Vintage Postcards (Postcard History Series)

Pdf:Chicago Skyscrapers in Vintage Postcards (Postcard History Series).The skyscraper has changed the face of urban architecture�and it all started in Chicago. Born out of the ashes of Chicago�s Great Fire of 1871, the first skyscraper, the Home Insurance Building located at the northeast corner of LaSalle and Adams Streets, was completed in 1885. Designed by William Le Baron Jenney, the nine-story building had a metal load-carrying structural frame, the development of which led to steel-frame skeletal construction and the taller skyscrapers that would follow. Much has changed in skyscraper construction since 1885. But Chicago�s impressive urban landscape has maintained its important place in architectural history and today boasts the tallest skyscraper in North America, at 110 stories.

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Ready To Wear: An Expert's Guide to Choosing and Using Your Wardrobe

Pdf eBooks Ready To Wear: An Expert's Guide to Choosing and Using Your Wardrobe

Pdf:Ready To Wear: An Expert's Guide to Choosing and Using Your Wardrobe.Most women feel like they can barely find their shoes in the morning-let alone pull together a stylish, snappy ensemble for the day. Mary Lou Andre is here to help. An expert in wardrobe management and fashion consulting, she shows her clients how to find their own style-and make the most of what's already in their closets. And in this illustrated guide, she explains her effective wardrobe organization system and simple style strategies to help every woman get out the door faster-looking better than ever.

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Mansfield Plantation: A Legacy on the Black River (Landmarks)

Pdf eBooks Mansfield Plantation: A Legacy on the Black River (Landmarks)

Pdf:Mansfield Plantation: A Legacy on the Black River (Landmarks).Standing on the banks of the Black River, Mansfield Plantation is a living testament to antebellum rice plantations. In 1718, it started as a five-hundred-acre land grant near the upstart village of Georgetown. The main house was built around 1800, and the plantation soon grew to nearly one thousand acres. John and Sallie Middleton Parker returned the property to the Man-Taylor-Lance-Parker family, a line of ownership dating back 150 years. Ongoing preservation projects ensure that future generations can explore and appreciate one of the most well-preserved rice plantations in America. Plantation historian Christopher C. Boyle captures the spirit of Mansfield Plantation and unravels the many mysteries of its past.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild--Creating a Champion

Pdf eBooks The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild--Creating a Champion

Pdf:The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild--Creating a Champion.This oversized hardcover is the ultimate companion to the award-winning video game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and includes material from its DLC packs. Witness the making of a champion!This book features:  *  Nearly 50 pages of sketches and official illustrations from Takumi Wada  *  296 Pages of design artwork and commentary about the making of the game from creators  *  55 Page historical section that divulges an in-depth history of the Hyrule of Breath of the Wild.  *  Interviews with key members of the development team including Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Satoru Takizawa, Takumi Wada, and Eiji AonumaMake sure to check out the other installments in this unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise with the New York Times best selling The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts, and The Legend of Zelda: Encyclopedia which detail the first 30 years of this historic video game franchise!

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Satan Is Real: The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers

Pdf eBooks Satan Is Real: The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers

Pdf:Satan Is Real: The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers.Get ready for one of America’s great untold stories: the true saga of the Louvin Brothers, a mid-century Southern gothic Cain and Abel and one of the greatest country duos of all time. The Los Angeles Times called them “the most influential harmony team in the history of country music,” but Emmylou Harris may have hit closer to the heart of the matter, saying “there was something scary and washed in the blood about the sound of the Louvin Brothers.” For readers of Johnny Cash’s irresistible autobiography and Merle Haggard’s My House of Memories, no country music library will be complete without this raw and powerful story of the duo that everyone from Dolly Parton to Gram Parsons described as their favorites: the Louvin Brothers.

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The Story of the Trapp Family Singers

Pdf eBooks The Story of the Trapp Family Singers

Pdf:The Story of the Trapp Family Singers.With nearly 1,500 Broadway performances, six Tony Awards, more than three million albums sold, and five Academy Awards, The Sound of Music, based on the lives of Maria, the baron, and their singing children, is as familiar to most of us as our own family history. But much about the real-life woman and her family was left untold.Here, Baroness Maria Augusta Trapp tells in her own beautiful, simple words the extraordinary story of her romance with the baron, their escape from Nazi-occupied Austria, and their life in America.Now with photographs from the original edition.

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Anchored In Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash

Pdf eBooks Anchored In Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash

Pdf:Anchored In Love: An Intimate Portrait of June Carter Cash.June Carter was born in the rugged mountains of Maces Springs, Virginia, to Ezra and Maybelle Carter, pioneers of country music. On stage from a very young age, June found her niche in the spotlight with her vivacious personality and down-home sense of humor. Her confidence and spirit were what attracted Johnny Cash to her in the late 1950s. On the road together, they quickly bonded. June was his helpmate and closest companion. They were married for forty years, through addiction and success, tragedy and triumph. Anchored in Love is an inside look into the life of June Carter Cash, through the eyes of her only child with Johnny Cash-John Carter Cash. With skillful prose, he reveals new information about the legendary woman through his tender memories and heartwarming stories.

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Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley (Elvis Series Book 1)

Pdf eBooks Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley (Elvis Series Book 1)

Pdf:Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley (Elvis Series Book 1).From the moment that he first shook up the world in the mid 1950s, Elvis Presley has been one of the most vivid and enduring myths of American culture.Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley is the first biography to go past that myth and present an Elvis beyond the legend. Based on hundreds of interviews and nearly a decade of research, it traces the evolution not just of the man but of the music and of the culture he left utterly transformed, creating a completely fresh portrait of Elvis and his world.This volume tracks the first twenty-four years of Elvis' life, covering his childhood, the stunning first recordings at Sun Records ("That's All Right," "Mystery Train"), and the early RCA hits ("Heartbreak Hotel," "Hound Dog," "Don't Be Cruel"). These were the years of his improbable self-invention and unprecedented triumphs, when it seemed that everything that Elvis tried succeeded wildly. There was scarcely a cloud in sight through this period until, in 1958, he was drafted into the army and his mother died shortly thereafter. The book closes on that somber and poignant note.Last Train to Memphis takes us deep inside Elvis' life, exploring his lifelong passion for music of every sort (from blues and gospel to Bing Crosby and Mario Lanza), his compelling affection for his family, and his intimate relationships with girlfriends, mentors, band members, professional associates, and friends. It shows us the loneliness, the trustfulness, the voracious appetite for experience, and above all the unshakable, almost mystical faith that Elvis had in himself and his music. Drawing frequently on Elvis' own words and on the recollections of those closest to him, the book offers an emotional, complex portrait of young Elvis Presley with a depth and dimension that for the first time allow his extraordinary accomplishments to ring true.Peter Guralnick has given us a previously unseen world, a rich panoply of people and events that illuminate an achievement, a place, and a time as never revealed before. Written with grace, humor, and affection, Last Train to Memphis has been hailed as the definitive biography of Elvis Presley. It is the first to set aside the myths and focus on Elvis' humanity in a way that has yet to be duplicated.

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Fail Until You Don't: Fight Grind Repeat

Pdf eBooks Fail Until You Don't: Fight Grind Repeat

Pdf:Fail Until You Don't: Fight Grind Repeat.#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWinner of ABC's Dancing with the Stars (Season 27)The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Bare Bones, host of the marquee morning program “The Bobby Bones Show,” comedian and dedicated philanthropist delivers an inspirational and humorous collection of stories about his biggest misses in life and how he turned them into lessons and wins.  Bobby Bones is the youngest inductee ever into the National Radio Hall of Fame alongside legends Dick Clark, Larry King, and Howard Stern. As "the most powerful man in country music" (Forbes), he has reached the peak of his profession and achieved his childhood dreams. Each weekday morning, more than five million fans tune in to his radio show. But as Bobby reveals, a lot of what made him able to achieve his goals were mistakes, awkward moments, and embarrassing situations—lemons that he turned into lemonade through hard work and humility. In this eye-opening book, he’ll include ideas and motivations for finding success even when seemingly surrounded by impossible odds or tough failures. He also includes anecdotes from some of his famous friends—Andy Roddick, Chris Stapleton, Charlamagne Tha God, Charles Esten, Brooklyn Decker, Walker Hayes and Asa Hutchinson—who open up about their own missteps. Bobby’s mantra is Fight. Grind. Repeat. A man who refuses to give up, he sees failure as something to learn from—and the recollections in this funny, smart book, full of Bobby’s brand of self-effacing humor, show how he’s become such a beloved goofball.

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Last Train to Memphis (Enhanced Edition): The Rise of Elvis Presley

Pdf eBooks Last Train to Memphis (Enhanced Edition): The Rise of Elvis Presley

Pdf:Last Train to Memphis (Enhanced Edition): The Rise of Elvis Presley.From the moment that he first shook up the world in the mid 1950s, Elvis Presley has been one of the most vivid and enduring myths of American culture.Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley is the first biography to go past that myth and present an Elvis beyond the legend. Based on hundreds of interviews and nearly a decade of research, it traces the evolution not just of the man but of the music and of the culture he left utterly transformed, creating a completely fresh portrait of Elvis and his world.This volume tracks the first twenty-four years of Elvis' life, covering his childhood, the stunning first recordings at Sun Records ("That's All Right," "Mystery Train"), and the early RCA hits ("Heartbreak Hotel," "Hound Dog," "Don't Be Cruel"). These were the years of his improbable self-invention and unprecedented triumphs, when it seemed that everything that Elvis tried succeeded wildly. There was scarcely a cloud in sight through this period until, in 1958, he was drafted into the army and his mother died shortly thereafter. The book closes on that somber and poignant note.Last Train to Memphis takes us deep inside Elvis' life, exploring his lifelong passion for music of every sort, his compelling affection for his family, and his intimate relationships with girlfriends, mentors, band members, professional associates, and friends. It shows us the loneliness, the trustfulness, the voracious appetite for experience, and above all the unshakable, almost mystical faith that Elvis had in himself and his music. Peter Guralnick has given us a previously unseen world, a rich panoply of people and events that illuminate an achievement, a place, and a time as never revealed before. Written with grace, humor, and affection, Last Train to Memphis has been hailed as the definitive biography of Elvis Presley. It is the first to set aside the myths and focus on Elvis' humanity in a way that has yet to be duplicated. This enhanced edition includes: Exclusive video footage of the author describing his research into Elvis and meeting Dixie Locke through gospel star James Blackwood's fateful introduction.. Rare audio interviews with Sam Phillips on Elvis's earliest performances, Buddy Killen on the real story behind "Heartbreak Hotel," and June Juanico on what it was like to date Elvis as his fame grew.

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It's a Long Story: My Life

Pdf eBooks It's a Long Story: My Life

Pdf:It's a Long Story: My Life.The definitive autobiography of Willie Nelson "Unvarnished. Funny. Leaving no stone unturned." . . . So say the publishers about this book I've written. What I say is that this is the story of my life, told as clear as a Texas sky and in the same rhythm that I lived it. It's a story of restlessness and the purity of the moment and living right. Of my childhood in Abbott, Texas, to the Pacific Northwest, from Nashville to Hawaii and all the way back again. Of selling vacuum cleaners and encyclopedias while hosting radio shows and writing song after song, hoping to strike gold. It's a story of true love, wild times, best friends, and barrooms, with a musical sound track ripping right through it. My life gets lived on the road, at home, and on the road again, tried and true, and I've written it all down from my heart to yours. Signed,Willie Nelson

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It's All About Him: Finding the Love of My Life

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Pdf:It's All About Him: Finding the Love of My Life.Alan and Denise Jackson's life seemed like a fairy tale: high school sweethearts marry young and leave small-town Georgia to pursue big dreams in Music City. They pay their dues, work hard, weather deep disappointments. Then their dreams come true.In fairy tales, the Jacksons' material success?plus their "perfect" marriage, their three beautiful daughters, and their supportive families?would have signaled a happily-ever-after ending.But real life is different from fairy tales.At the pinnacle of their success, the Jacksons separated. For Alan, musical renown fame, and wealth still did not make up for the marital problems the Jacksons had struggled with for years. And for Denise, building her life around Alan and riding the tide of his success had somehow left her hollow, unsure of just who she really was.You don't have to be rich and famous to go through struggles like these. Sooner or later, we all come to the point when we relize that real joy and peace isn't just around the corner of the next achievement, the next relationship, the next new thing.That's why Alan and Denise Jackson's story isn't just a great read and a dramatic, intimate look at the golden world of celebrity. It's a story of the greatest love of all, the love that will never let you go . . . and how to find it, no matter who you are, where you live, or what you've done."Denise's story is an inside perspective on the results of the ups and downs of fame. Her personal struggles with life's ordinary and extraordinary consequences, her passion to have a stronger marriage, and her desire to have a closer walk with God make for a truly inspiring life." ?Carrie Underwood, 2005 American Idol Winner, ACM & CMA Female Vocalist of the Year

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Torpedoes Away! (Annotated): Our Submarine Navy in the Pacific

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Pdf:Torpedoes Away! (Annotated): Our Submarine Navy in the Pacific.Torpedoes Away! details US Navy submarine operations during the first 18 months of World War Two. Author Maxwell Hawkins breathlessly covers the tense, dangerous missions of submarines USS Trout, Sea Raven, Pollack, Skipjack and Cuttlefish. Between these first-hand reports stitched-together from interviews with crewmen, Hawkins describes the mechanical workings of submarines, as well as the history of submersibles beginning in the 17th Century. He spent over a year sifting through the archives of the Navy Department and conducted extensive interviews with many veteran submariners about their experiences in the Pacific during World War Two. The result is a classic study of underwater warfare, a must read for military historians and World War 2 buffs.*Includes footnotes.*Digital edition includes official photographs from World War 2.

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Dark December (Annotated): The Full Account of the Battle of the Bulge

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Pdf:Dark December (Annotated): The Full Account of the Battle of the Bulge.Dark December is Robert E. Merriam's detailed chronicle of the Battle of the Bulge, the German Army's last major offensive of World War 2. Captain Merriam was chief of the Ardennes section of the U.S. Army and his dazzling narrative is one of the most famous first-hand accounts of the conflict. Presented from both Allied and German viewpoints, Dark December examines events leading up to the offensive, the massive engagement of German forces against unprepared American units, and finally the turning back of the defeated German Wehrmacht.“Dark December occupies a distinguished place among war books. Every paragraph is based upon evidence, not flimsy wartime rumors. Technical enough for the professional, accurate enough for the historian... it is lucid and understandable for the general reader.” - New York Herald Tribune“If other [World War 2] veterans can maintain Mr. Merriam’s high standard of stimulating, critical and painstaking work, we will be fortunate. Dark December can be heartily recommended to anyone faintly interested in World War 2.” - The New York Times*Includes annotations.*Includes original photographs from World War 2.

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The Capture of Attu (Annotated): A World War II Battle as Told by the Men Who Fought There

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Pdf:The Capture of Attu (Annotated): A World War II Battle as Told by the Men Who Fought There.In May 1943 US forces clashed with Japanese invaders in an epic battle on the Alaskan island of Attu. Fighting through the fog and icy rain, avoiding pot-shots from snipers in mountain crevices, lugging heavy machine guns up slippery inclines, and ultimately scaling a 250-foot cliff, the 17th Infantry willed its way to a crucial victory in what the author calls, ‘The Queen of Infantry Battles.’*Annotated edition with original footnotes.*Includes photographs from the Aleutian Islands Campaign.

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Boston in the American Revolution: A Town Versus an Empire

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Pdf:Boston in the American Revolution: A Town Versus an Empire.Discover the people and places of colonial Boston during the tumultuous years of rebellion—illustrations included.   In 1764, a small town in the British colony of Massachusetts ignited a bold rebellion. When Great Britain levied the Sugar Act on its American colonies, Parliament was not prepared for Boston’s backlash.   For the next decade, Loyalists and rebels harried one another as both sides revolted and betrayed, punished and murdered. But the rebel leaders were not always the heroes we consider them today. Samuel Adams and John Hancock were reluctant allies. Paul Revere couldn’t recognize a traitor in his own inner circle. And George Washington dismissed the efforts of the Massachusetts rebels as unimportant.   With a helpful guide to the very sites where the events unfolded, historian Brooke Barbier seeks the truth and human stories behind the myths. Barbier tells the story of how a city radicalized itself against the world’s most powerful empire and helped found the United States of America.

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Lost in Shangri-La (Enhanced Edition): A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II

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Pdf:Lost in Shangri-La (Enhanced Edition): A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II.A New York Times bestseller, the extraordinary World War II mission to rescue survivors of a U.S. military plane crash in an isolated corner of the South Pacific, and the ancient indigenous tribe members that aided those stranded on the ground in this "Shangri-La." Award-winning former Boston Globe reporter Mitchell Zuckoffunleashes the exhilarating, untold story of an extraordinary World War IIrescue mission, where a plane crash in the South Pacific plunged a trio of U.S.military personnel into a land that time forgot. Fans of Hampton Sides’ Ghost Soldiers, Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor, and David Grann’s The Lost Cityof Z will be captivated by Zuckoff’s masterfullyrecounted, all-true story of danger, daring, determination, and discovery injungle-clad New Guinea during the final days of WWII.

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Attack on Orleans: The World War I Submarine Raid on Cape Cod

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Pdf:Attack on Orleans: The World War I Submarine Raid on Cape Cod.This true account of a German submarine on the Massachusetts coast was called “an action-packed page-turner” by Sen. John McCain.   On the morning of July 21, 1918—the final year of the First World War—a new prototype of German submarine surfaced three miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The vessel attacked an unarmed tugboat and its four barges. A handful of the shells fired by the U-boat's deck guns struck Nauset Beach, giving the modest town of Orleans the distinction of being the only spot in the United States to receive enemy fire during the entire war.   On land, lifesavers from the US Coast Guard launched a surfboat under heavy enemy fire to save the sailors trapped aboard the tug and barges. In the air, seaplanes from the Chatham Naval Air Station dive-bombed the enemy raider with payloads of TNT. This book chronicles the attack from the first shell fired to the aftermath, and celebrates the resilience of a small New England town.

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Wings of the Rising Sun: Uncovering the Secrets of Japanese Fighters and Bombers of World War II

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Pdf:Wings of the Rising Sun: Uncovering the Secrets of Japanese Fighters and Bombers of World War II.In the Pacific War's early years, Japanese air power was dominant. The only way for the Allies to defeat their enemy was to know it. This made the task of maintaining productive intelligence gathering efforts on Japan imperative. Establishing Technical Air Intelligence Units in the Pacific Theatre and the Technical Air Intelligence Center in Washington DC, the Allies were able to begin to reveal the secrets of Japanese air power through extensive flight testing and evaluation of captured enemy aircraft and equipment. These provided an illuminating perspective on Japanese aircraft and aerial weapon design philosophy and manufacturing practice.Fully illustrated throughout with a wealth of previously unpublished photographs, Mark Chambers explores Allied efforts to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of Japanese air power during the war years, and how this intelligence helped them achieve victory in the Pacific.

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Nevada Test Site (Images of America)

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Pdf:Nevada Test Site (Images of America).Since Pres. Harry Truman established the Nevada Test Site (NTS) in December 1950, it has played a vital role in the security of the United States. For four decades, the test site's primary purpose was developmental testing of nuclear explosives. Atmospheric tests conducted over Yucca Flat and Frenchman Flat between 1951 and 1962 involved thousands of Army troops and Marines simulating nuclear battlefield conditions. Civil defense planners studied blast and radiation effects and evaluated bomb shelter designs. Testing moved underground in 1963 to eliminate radioactive fallout. Other projects at the NTS included nuclear rocket engine development for space travel, training for NASA's Apollo astronauts, excavation experiments, radioactive waste storage studies, and aircraft testing. Since the last underground nuclear test in 1992, this geographically diverse testing and training complex north of Las Vegas--known since 2010 as the Nevada National Security Site--has been used to support nuclear stockpile stewardship and as a unique outdoor laboratory for government and industry research and development efforts.

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50 MOST FAMOUS PIECES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Library of Piano Classics Bach, Beethoven, Bizet, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Mozart, Schubert, Strauss and more

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Pdf:50 MOST FAMOUS PIECES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Library of Piano Classics Bach, Beethoven, Bizet, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Mozart, Schubert, Strauss and more.This magnificent classic piano book includes 50 best works by these famous composers: Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Georges Bizet, Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy, Franz Liszt, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, Johann Strauss I, Johann Strauss II, Antonín Dvorák, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Erik Satie, Giacomo Puccini, Gioachino Rossini, Maurice Ravel, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens, Samuel Barber, Sergei Mikhailovich Lyapunov.Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” - Antonín Dvorák Etude, Opus 76 No. 2 - Charles-Valentin Alkan Ouverture, Opus 39 No. 11 - Charles-Valentin Alkan Scherzo Focoso in B Minor Opus 34 - Charles-Valentin Alkan Clair de Lune, Suite Bergamasque No. 3 - Claude Debussy The Girl with the Flaxen Hair - Claude Debussy Gymnopédie No. 1, Trois Gymnopedies - Erik Satie Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 - Franz Liszt Liebestraum No.3 - Franz LisztHarmonies Poétiques et Religieuses - Franz Liszt Sonata S. 178, An Robert Schumann - Franz Liszt Impromptu D. 899 No. 3 - Franz Peter Schubert Wanderer Fantasy Opus 15 - Franz Peter Schubert24 Preludes Opus 28 - Frédéric Chopin Etude in C Minor Opus 25 No. 12 - Frédéric Chopin Fantaisie Impromptu - Frédéric ChopinNocturne Opus 9 No. 2 - Frédéric Chopin Polonaise - Frédéric Chopin Waltz Opus 64 No. 1 “Minute Waltz” - Frédéric Chopin Waltz 342 Opus 70 No. 1 - Frédéric Chopin March of the Toreadors, Carmen - Georges Bizet Habanera, Carmen - Georges BizetVissi d’Arte, Tosca Act II - Giacomo Puccini The Barber of Seville, Overture - Gioachino RossiniBadinerie Orchestral Suite No. 2 - Johann Sebastian Bach Air, Orchestral Suite No. 3 - Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude No. 1, I BWV 846 - Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude No. 2, BWV 847 - Johann Sebastian Bach Radetzky March - Johann Strauss I On the Beautiful Blue Danube - Johann Strauss II Voices of Spring, Fruhlingsstimmen Op. 410 - Johann Strauss II Sonate No. 14 Moonlight, 1st Movement - Ludwig van Beethoven Sonate No. 14 Moonlight, 3rd Movement - Ludwig van Beethoven Sonate No. 21 Waldstein, 1rd Movement - Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 6 Pastoral, 1rd Movement - Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 7, 2nd Movement - Ludwig van Beethoven Fur Elise - Ludwig van Beethoven Pavane pour une Infante Defunte - Maurice Ravel Trepak Russian Dance, The Nutcracker, Op. 71A II. C. - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, The Nutcracker - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Waltz of the Flowers, The Nutcracker - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Carnival of the Animals The Swan - Saint-Saens Adagio For Strings - Samuel Barber Tarantelle Opus 25 - Sergei Mikhailovich Lyapunov Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Le nozze di Figaro, Overture - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Sonata No. 11 K. 331, 3rd Movement - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Dies Irae, Requiem - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 40, 1st Movement - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Turkish March, Piano Sonata No. 11 III - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits

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Pdf:Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits.Academy Award–winning actress, producer, and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties, and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm.Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women “whiskey in a teacup.” We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we’re strong and fiery. Reese’s southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of southern living with practically everyone she meets. She takes the South wherever she goes with bluegrass, big holiday parties, and plenty of Dorothea’s fried chicken. It’s reflected in how she entertains, decorates her home, and makes holidays special for her kids—not to mention how she talks, dances, and does her hair (in these pages, you will learn Reese’s fail-proof, only slightly insane hot-roller technique). Reese loves sharing Dorothea’s most delicious recipes as well as her favorite southern traditions, from midnight barn parties to backyard bridal showers, magical Christmas mornings to rollicking honky-tonks. It’s easy to bring a little bit of Reese’s world into your home, no matter where you live. After all, there’s a southern side to every place in the world, right?

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Instant Pot Cookbook for Two: Easy and Delicious Everyday Instant Pot Recipes for Two

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Pdf:Instant Pot Cookbook for Two: Easy and Delicious Everyday Instant Pot Recipes for Two.The Complete Instant Pot cookbook for TwoAmazingly Simple and Yummy Instant Pot Recipes for Your Electric Pressure CookerWould not you enjoy cooking delicious recipes, and enjoy them with your loved one? Then this is your book! A delicious scent coming from your instant pot. Your next meal is about be served. Can you picture this moment? It is difficult to beat, isn’t?So many recipes to cook. Such a wide variety of dishes, tastes, smells, cuisines. A whole life before us to try everything… But where to get all the ideas and inspiration from? This is where World Good Foods come into play: to make your life easier and to give you plenty of ideas and recipes to choose from and enjoy.Interesting Mediterranean cuisine RecipesAsian cuisineEastern EuropeanVegan foodsClassis American Cuisine DishesAlso the categories cover wide range of products and ingredientsSoups and StewsSimple and Delicious Vegetarian RecipesTasty AppetizersSavory & Original Seafood RecipesThe most Tender Poultry & Meat RecipesLazy & Easy Breakfast RecipesAbsolutely Mouth-watering Desserts and CakesAnd many, many more Instant Pot recipes including Desserts, Pork and Lamb Instant Pot Based Recipes for your Electric Pressure CookerMy wife, kids and now hundreds of readers are enjoying and benefiting from the recipes included in this collection. I guarantee you will make your family and friends happy with these recipes, and most importantly you will be able to add your personal touch!These recipes are suitable to all audiences, form the beginner to the experienced cook. Just choose the one you like the most and start cooking .If you like it you can repeat as many times as you want or just choose a new one from the wide variety of recipes offered in this book.Enjoy your meals

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Easy and Healthy Keto Recipes for Rice cooker: Whole Food Ketogenic Rice Cooker Cookbook for Everyone. 7-days Keto Diet Plan for Weight Loss!

Pdf eBooks Easy and Healthy Keto Recipes for Rice cooker: Whole Food Ketogenic Rice Cooker Cookbook for Everyone. 7-days Keto Diet Plan for Weight Loss!

Pdf:Easy and Healthy Keto Recipes for Rice cooker: Whole Food Ketogenic Rice Cooker Cookbook for Everyone. 7-days Keto Diet Plan for Weight Loss!.100+ Rice Cooker Keto Recipes for Quick Weight Loss in 2019! Are you looking for quick & simple keto recipes for your rice cooker? You may have had tasty dinners with your loved ones in the past and now you weigh a few more pounds than you would like? That's why I focused on creating the one and only Rice Cooker Keto Recipe Book with 100+ delicious meals!This simple, yet powerful rice cooker keto cookbook contains a wealth of recipes in the following areas:Keto foods and keto diet for weight lossUsing the Rice cooker for keto meals and keto snacksKeto recipes for the rice cooker including:    - Energizing Keto rice and Breakfasts    - Best Meatless and Vegetarian recipes    - Great variety of Soups, Stews and Dairy recipes    - Fascinating Rice noodles recipes    - Lots of protein recipes - Poultry, Meat, Fish & Seafood    - Craveable Desserts, Side Dishes & Snacks7-day Keto diet plan for weight loss!This complete Keto diet book for your rice cooker will show you the easiest & tastiest way towards a PERMANENT WEIGHT LOSS & a New Life on the keto diet.Get it now and give yourself the best keto present!*You can also buy a full-color or black and white paper version of this book. Just click "See all formats" section to choose your version.Tags: keto rice, keto rice cakes, keto rice noodles, keto rice recipes, keto weight loss rice cooker, keto rice cooker recipes, keto foods to eat, keto foods whole foods, keto foods snacks, keto foods recipe

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From Bauhaus to Our House

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Pdf:From Bauhaus to Our House.After critiquing—and infuriating—the art world with The Painted Word, award-winning author Tom Wolfe shared his less than favorable thoughts about modern architecture in From Bauhaus to Our Haus. In this examination of the strange saga of twentieth century architecture, Wolfe takes such European architects as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, and Bauhaus art school founder Walter Gropius to task for their glass and steel box designed buildings that have influenced—and infected—America’s cities.

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The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern Century

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Pdf:The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern Century.A "smoothly written and fair-minded" (Wall Street Journal) biography of architect Philip Johnson--a finalist for the National Book Critic's Circle Award When Philip Johnson died in 2005 at the age of 98, he was still one of the most recognizable--and influential--figures on the American cultural landscape. The first recipient of the Pritzker Prize and MoMA's founding architectural curator, Johnson made his mark as one of America's leading architects with his famous Glass House in New Caanan, CT, and his controversial AT&T Building in NYC, among many others in nearly every city in the country--but his most natural role was as a consummate power broker and shaper of public opinion.Johnson introduced European modernism--the sleek, glass-and-steel architecture that now dominates our cities--to America, and mentored generations of architects, designers, and artists to follow. He defined the era of "starchitecture" with its flamboyant buildings and celebrity designers who esteemed aesthetics and style above all other concerns. But Johnson was also a man of deep paradoxes: he was a Nazi sympathizer, a designer of synagogues, an enfant terrible into his old age, a populist, and a snob. His clients ranged from the Rockefellers to televangelists to Donald Trump.Award-winning architectural critic and biographer Mark Lamster's THE MAN IN THE GLASS HOUSE lifts the veil on Johnson's controversial and endlessly contradictory life to tell the story of a charming yet deeply flawed man. A rollercoaster tale of the perils of wealth, privilege, and ambition, this book probes the dynamics of American culture that made him so powerful, and tells the story of the built environment in modern America.

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My Appetite for Destruction: Sex, and Drugs, and Guns N’ Roses

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Pdf:My Appetite for Destruction: Sex, and Drugs, and Guns N’ Roses.From Steven Adler, the original drummer for Guns N’ Roses, comes My Appetite for Destruction, the inside story of GNR. Offering a different perspective from the bestselling Slash, Adler chronicles his life with the band, and own intense struggle with addiction, as seen on Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Rehab and Sober House.

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I Am Ozzy

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Pdf:I Am Ozzy."They've said some crazy things about me over the years. I mean, okay: 'He bit the head off a bat.' Yes. 'He bit the head off a dove.' Yes. But then you hear things like, 'Ozzy went to the show last night, but he wouldn't perform until he'd killed fifteen puppies . . .' Now me, kill fifteen puppies? I love puppies. I've got eighteen of the f**king things at home. I've killed a few cows in my time, mind you. And the chickens. I shot the chickens in my house that night. It haunts me, all this crazy stuff. Every day of my life has been an event. I took lethal combinations of booze and drugs for thirty f**king years. I survived a direct hit by a plane, suicidal overdoses, STDs. I've been accused of attempted murder. Then I almost died while riding over a bump on a quad bike at f**king two miles per hour. People ask me how come I'm still alive, and I don't know what to say. When I was growing up, if you'd have put me up against a wall with the other kids from my street and asked me which one of us was gonna make it to the age of sixty, which one of us would end up with five kids and four grandkids and houses in Buckinghamshire and Beverly Hills, I wouldn't have put money on me, no f**king way. But here I am: ready to tell my story, in my own words, for the first time. A lot of it ain't gonna be pretty. I've done some bad things in my time. I've always been drawn to the dark side, me. But I ain't the devil. I'm just John Osbourne: a working-class kid from Aston, who quit his job in the factory and went looking for a good time."

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So L.A. - A Hollywood Memoir: by the Daughter of a Rock Star & a Pinup Model

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Pdf:So L.A. - A Hollywood Memoir: by the Daughter of a Rock Star & a Pinup Model.“You may read tons of memoirs, but you can’t miss out on this one because it’s a story like no other told from a unique perspective.” – Sharon Mintz, The Hollywood Beat“This is a detailed story about a life well-lived, and with an aim to help others (especially animals—if you love horses, you’ll especially enjoy this book) who have found themselves in difficult relationships.” – Tovee Rockland, All Book ReviewsGeneration XStaci Layne Wilson’s is a story of triumph over a legacy of alcoholism, suicide, and Hollywood burnout, but more than that, it’s a tale of unconditional love (with a healthy dose of humor). Despite the ups and downs, her upbringing gave her the powerful determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms. She has since become an award-winning screenwriter and bestselling author. Vintage Los AngelesTales of bygone eras – she grew up with showbiz parents in L.A. in the sixties and seventies, had ponies in the backyard and a psychotic monkey in the house, mingled with the stars on the Sunset Strip rock scene in the eighties, partied at the Playboy Mansion, and nearly died (twice!). She ultimately found love, purpose, and success as an author, film director, screenwriter, pop culture pundit and notable red-carpet reporter has interviewed the biggest celebs in the world.PRAISE “A touching, laugh-out-loud memoir.” – Daily Sweets “Refreshingly honest look at Los Angeles, past and present.” – Curb Appeal “Charming, self-deprecating.” – Los Angeles Readers & Writers “As a music fanatic, I was in heaven over all the inside stories about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Ventures (through their 50+ year career!), Metallica, Led Zeppelin, and the glam-rock scene on the Sunset Strip. There’s also a whole master class on the heavy metal hangouts of Hollywood: The Rainbow, The Roxy, The Troubadour… Staci’s seen it all!” – Gene Katz, director of The Hair Band TeaseIf you want to read a time capsule of a specific period in Southern California pop cultural history, look no further. If you want to read a book that’s as delightful as it is insightful, one that stays with you long after you close its covers, this is that book. If you want to be simultaneously educated and entertained, you won’t find a better reference than this one. Staci Layne Wilson not only has a penchant for detail, she has a memory like a bear trap. Nothing escapes her notice, and she has been kind enough to let us see the world through her keen, sentimental (but never maudlin) eyes. The book should come with one caveat emptor, however: if you read it at night, you can forget about sleeping. Not all the coffee in the world can knock down the reading hangover you’re going to have the next day after flipping page after page the night before. – Stacey Keith, author of Stripped Down: A Naked MemoirA book that rivals the best of Huell Howser's TV shows digging up the cherished as well as perished landmarks of the City of Angels. Speaking of angels, the author's parents were not, but that is the theme of this story, that all that glitters is not necessarily gold. But what a treasure for us to read a firsthand account about growing up in a fairytale turned inside out. The delight here are the dizzying details not only of her personal childhood story, and of her glamorous parents, but also of the city of Los Angeles, the city where most people come to from somewhere else to make their dreams come true. But this is a native's narrative, born and bred in LA, and while it is “SO LA” on its shimmering surface, it is “SO LAyered” in its honest reality. I LOVED IT! -PJ Soles, Actress – Carrie, HalloweenDownload a free Kindle sample now, or check out the audiobook

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Alice in Chains: The Untold Story

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Pdf:Alice in Chains: The Untold Story.Alice in Chains was the first of grunge's big four - ahead of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden - to get a gold record and achieve national recognition. With the charismatic Layne Staley behind the microphone, they became one of the most influential and successful bands to come out of the Seattle music scene. But as the band got bigger, so did its problems.Acclaimed journalist David de Sola follows the members from their inauspicious beginnings at a warehouse under the Ballard Bridge through the history of the band, charting:- The local hair metal scene in Seattle during the 1980s.- How drugs nearly destroyed the band and claimed the lives of Staley and founding bassist Mike Starr.- Jerry Cantrell's solo career and Mike Starr's life after being fired from the band.- The band's resurrection with William DuVall, the Atlanta singer/guitarist who stepped into Layne Staley's shoes. Based on a wealth of interviews with people with direct knowledge of the band and its history, many of whom are speaking on the record for the first time, Alice in Chains will stand as the definitive Alice in Chains biography for years to come.

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Nothin' to Lose: The Making of KISS (1972-1975)

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Pdf:Nothin' to Lose: The Making of KISS (1972-1975).Nothin' to Lose: The Making of KISS (1972-1975) chronicles, for the first time, the crucial formative years of the legendary rock band KISS, culminating with the groundbreaking success of their classic 1975 album Alive! and the smash single "Rock and Roll All Nite," a song that nearly four decades later remains one of rock's most enduring anthems. Drawing on more than two hundred interviews, the book offers a captivating and intimate fly-on-the-wall account of their launch, charting the struggles and ultimate victories that led them to the threshold of superstardom.Constructed as an oral history, the book includes original interviews with Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss, as well as with producers; engineers; management; record company personnel; roadies; club owners; booking agents; concert promoters; costume, stage, and art designers; rock photographers; publicists; and key music journalists.Many of KISS's musical contemporaries from the time, most of whom shared concert bills with the band on their early tours, also lend their perspective via new interviews; these include Bob Seger, Alice Cooper, and Ted Nugent, as well as members of Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Rush, Slade, Blue Öyster Cult, Mott the Hoople, Journey, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Raspberries, The James Gang, The New York Dolls, Iggy & the Stooges, The Ramones, Suzi Quatro, Argent, and Uriah Heep, among others.The result is an indelible and irresistible portrait of a band on the rise and of the music scene they changed forever.

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Off the Rails: Aboard the Crazy Train in the Blizzard of Ozz

Pdf eBooks Off the Rails: Aboard the Crazy Train in the Blizzard of Ozz

Pdf:Off the Rails: Aboard the Crazy Train in the Blizzard of Ozz.A fellow musician's interesting insight into the beginning of Ozzy Osbourne s solo career and his relationship with Sharon Osbourne. This exciting biography also clears a lot of misinformation and bogus theories circulating around the late, great, guitar virtuoso Randy Rhoads' life and death. Written by journeyman rock bassist Rudy Sarzo, this is a first hand account of Rudy s experience on the road with Ozzy and his Blizzard of Ozz band.

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Art Starts with a Line: A creative and interactive guide to the art of line drawing

Pdf eBooks Art Starts with a Line: A creative and interactive guide to the art of line drawing

Pdf:Art Starts with a Line: A creative and interactive guide to the art of line drawing.Line drawing utilizes both fine and bold lines to create sophisticated artwork that can stand alone or be incorporated into patterns, logos, stationery, branding, journals, scrapbooks, and more. Art Starts with a Line is approachable for artists of any skill level, no prior drawing experience needed! This form of art requires minimal tools, making it both affordable and portable.   Following a brief introduction to tools and materials, as well as some easy exercises and techniques for warming up to basic drawing tools, you will explore a variety of subject matter. You'll draw plants and flowers, architecture and cityscapes, animals, and everything in between. These projects aren't restricted to black and white either! You'll find techniques for adding color with colored pencil, marker, pen, even digitally.  Art Starts with a Line presents everything you'll need to know to learn how to successfully create line drawings of all types. Whether your goal is to create a custom logo for a client, or to simply decorate your planner, it's all here.

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Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves

Pdf eBooks Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves

Pdf:Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves.Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is the New Pretty celebrates, through more than 175 memorable photographs, the strength and spirit of girls being 100% themselves. Real beauty isn’t about being a certain size, acting a certain way, wearing the right clothes, or having your hair done (or even brushed). Real beauty is about being your authentic self and owning it. Kate T. Parker is a professional photographer who finds the real beauty in girls, capturing it for all the world to see in candid and arresting images. A celebration, a catalog of spirit in words and smiles, an affirmation of the fact that it’s what’s inside you that counts, Strong Is the New Pretty conveys a powerful message for every girl, for every mother and father of a girl, for every coach and mentor and teacher, for everyone in the village that it takes to raise a strong and self-confident person.  

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Sinatra: The Photographs

Pdf eBooks Sinatra: The Photographs

Pdf:Sinatra: The Photographs.Full of commentary by the people who knew him best, this exceptional collection of photographs showcases Frank Sinatra like never before.   Nobody packed a visual punch like Frank Sinatra. With his clothes, his gestures, his posture, and even his facial expressions, Sinatra exuded a confident swagger that inspired generations. Photographs capture not only his ineffable sense of style, but also his aura of vulnerability, intensity, sexuality, and charm.  Sinatra: The Photographs focuses on the decades after World War II, when he towered over the American entertainment landscape. These were the years of the Rat Pack and Las Vegas, socializing with Jack Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, and making music with Nelson Riddle, Count Basie, and Quincy Jones.   Featured here is the best work by a group of photographers—Ted Allan, Bob Willoughby, Ed Thrasher, Sid Avery, and Bernie Abramson—who helped shape the public image of an immortal legend.   “Andrew Howick, who helps curate and edit one of the world’s largest collections of photos of Sinatra, collects a stunning array of photographs that helped shape the singer’s persona.” —Publishers Weekly

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production

Pdf eBooks Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production

Pdf:Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production.The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a 'special rehearsal edition' alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatregoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.This definitive and final playscript updates the 'special rehearsal edition' with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the Wizarding World prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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The Upside: A Memoir (Movie Tie-In Edition)

Pdf eBooks The Upside: A Memoir (Movie Tie-In Edition)

Pdf:The Upside: A Memoir (Movie Tie-In Edition).The acclaimed true story of an aristocrat, a con man, and the friendship that transformed them both, now the inspiration for a major motion picture starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, and Nicole Kidman. Abdel Sellou and Philippe Pozzo di Borgo were two people marginalized by society: Sellou a wisecracking, unemployed immigrant, just out on parole; Pozzo a man born to wealth and privilege, recently paralyzed from the neck down after a paragliding accident. How they came to help each other, and the unlikely friendship that became a lifeline for them both, is an uplifting story that's now been told and retold around the world. In this bestselling memoir, Sellou shows us the irreverent, real-life character behind Kevin Hart's smiling face. The book takes us from Sellou's childhood spent stealing candy from the local grocery store to his career as a pickpocket and scam artist, to his unexpected employment as a companion for a quadriplegic. Sellou tells his story with a stunning amount of talent, humor, style, and--though he denies that he has any--humility. Originally published as You Changed My Life

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Keto Meal Plan: The Complete Keto Meal Plan Cookbook: Includes The 15-Minute Keto Meal Plan Cookbook & Mastering The Keto Meal Prep

Pdf eBooks Keto Meal Plan: The Complete Keto Meal Plan Cookbook: Includes The 15-Minute Keto Meal Plan Cookbook & Mastering The Keto Meal Prep

Pdf:Keto Meal Plan: The Complete Keto Meal Plan Cookbook: Includes The 15-Minute Keto Meal Plan Cookbook & Mastering The Keto Meal Prep.**Lose Those Excess Pounds While Saving Time with The Complete Keto Meal Plan**Do you want to eat well while you diet?Do you want to spend less time in the kitchen and more time having fun?Do you enjoy trying out simple but varied recipes?The ketogenic is famous for fat burning and has been the cornerstone of success for many people since the idea first appeared. But we all know that losing weight can become tiresome and if we lose heart it’s usually because the food we are eating is boring or takes too long to make.But you can now spend less time cooking and more time losing weight with the help of this book bundle - The Complete Keto Meal Plan Cookbook, which includes these 2 books; The 15-Minute Keto Meal Plan Cookbook and Mastering the Keto Meal Prep that contain information on:The benefits of following a keto dietThe foods to eat and to avoidHow to prepare meals in 15 minutes or lessMeal prepping tips and tricketsLots of recipes for any mealtime7-day meal plansGrocery listsAnd more…If losing weight is something you’ve always wanted to do but boredom has always beaten you, then this double book bundle will change all that by maintaining your interest in every meal time and giving you plenty of exciting recipes to try.Get a copy of The Complete Keto Meal Plan Cookbook now and be smarter when it comes to the food you eat!*Get the Paperback and Receive the Kindle eBook for FREE*

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production

Pdf eBooks Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production

Pdf:Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production.The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a 'special rehearsal edition' alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatregoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.This definitive and final playscript updates the 'special rehearsal edition' with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the Wizarding World prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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For colored girls who have considered suicide/When the rainbow is enuf

Pdf eBooks For colored girls who have considered suicide/When the rainbow is enuf

Pdf:For colored girls who have considered suicide/When the rainbow is enuf.From its inception in California in 1974 to its highly acclaimed critical success at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater and on Broadway, the Obie Award–winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences all over the country. Passionate and fearless, Shange’s words reveal what it meant to be of color and female in the twentieth century. First published in 1975, when it was praised by The New Yorker for “encom­passing . . . every feeling and experience a woman has ever had,” for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf will be read and performed for generations to come. Here is the complete text, with stage directions, of a groundbreaking dramatic prose poem written in vivid and powerful language that resonates with unusual beauty in its fierce message to the world.

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Drawing & Painting Trees in the Landscape

Pdf eBooks Drawing & Painting Trees in the Landscape

Pdf:Drawing & Painting Trees in the Landscape.Draw & Paint Realistic Trees in All Four Seaons Bestselling author and naturalist Claudia Nice is back with another studio essential for every landscape artist. Drawing & Painting Trees in the Landscape features Claudia's best tips and techniques for painting trees of all kinds in their natural settings—from the majesty of mountain evergreens to the delicate pink blossoms of cherry trees in spring. With her inspiring artistic style and in-depth visual instruction, Claudia starts with the basics, showing you how to break down reference photos and open-air vistas into simple shapes, colors and textures. Follow along as she skillfully guides you through every step of creating vibrant compositions anchored by glorious trees and foliage, including: Drawing and sketching techniques for mapping out successful compositions A variety of basic tree shapes you can reference and copy; featuring more than 40 conifers, hardwoods and deciduous trees Proven color mixes for painting an array of vibrant hues—from the many different greens of foliage to the soft pastels of spring blossoms—using watercolor, oil, acrylics or mixed media Step-by-step instructions on drawing and painting important details, such as the weathered textures of bark, the sculptural shapes of bare branches in winter, aged mossy trunks and more Techniques for working smart in any medium, such as using simple watercolor washes for distant foliage, adding details with pen & ink, and "knife painting" in oils for interesting dimensional effects Whether your goal is to make accurate field sketches for your journal, paint what you see on your travels through the countryside, or just capture familiar views of your own back yard, Claudia makes the process fun, easy and satisfying. Like a walk in the woods, with every step you'll relax, enjoy and learn something new.

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Audubon's Birds of America: The Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio

Pdf eBooks Audubon's Birds of America: The Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio

Pdf:Audubon's Birds of America: The Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio.Even before its completion in 1839, John James Audubon’s Birds of America was recognized as a masterpiece of both art and natural science; a great scientist of the day called it the "most magnificent monument which has ever been raised to ornithology."Roger Tory Peterson and Virginia Marie Peterson’s modern edition of the Birds of America, published with the full endorsement and cooperation of the National Audubon Society, is itself an acknowledged classic. Now, for the first time, it is available as an e-book.All 435 of Audubon’s brilliant hand-colored engravings are presented in exquisite reproductions derived from the Audubon Society’s own archival copy of the rare Double Elephant Folio. A generously illustrated introduction surveys Audubon’s career, as well as the history of American bird art before and after him. Descriptive captions, hyperlinks to authoritative species profiles, and a new, scientifically based arrangement of the prints allow us to appreciate Audubon’s achievement in the light of modern ornithology.

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I Lie for Money: Candid, Outrageous Stories from a Magician’s Misadventures

Pdf eBooks I Lie for Money: Candid, Outrageous Stories from a Magician’s Misadventures

Pdf:I Lie for Money: Candid, Outrageous Stories from a Magician’s Misadventures.Teller of Penn & Teller declares “nobody knows more about magic from the inside than Steve.” Here is Steve Spill’s life story about lying for a living.   In this irreverent memoir, magician Steve Spill reveals how he managed to survive decades inside a rarely profitable, often maddening, but ultimately rewarding offbeat showbiz profession—that of a working magician.   Starting when his grandfather sewed secret pockets in a magician’s tuxedo back in 1910, Spill’s dream of performing magic took him on a journey from shows at house parties to engagements in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean. Today, he stars in shows at Magicopolis—the theater he designed and built himself.   In his memoir, Spill reveals the many unique encounters that his profession has led him to enjoy (and endure): hosting Sting as his opening act one night, spending two days on camera with Joan Rivers, and selling tricks to Bob Dylan as well as encounters with Adam Sandler, Stephen King, and many other celebrities.  I Lie for Money captures the highs and lows of an extraordinary life. Spill will delight and amaze you “with his combination of writing and performing skills and his endless inventiveness” (Dick Cavett).

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Advanced Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar: Master Modern Acoustic Guitar Techniques With Daryl Kellie (Play Acoustic Guitar)

Pdf eBooks Advanced Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar: Master Modern Acoustic Guitar Techniques With Daryl Kellie (Play Acoustic Guitar)

Pdf:Advanced Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar: Master Modern Acoustic Guitar Techniques With Daryl Kellie (Play Acoustic Guitar).The Ultimate Guide to Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Mastery – with Daryl KellieAdvanced Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Technique is Now Accessible to All!The flamboyant and highly technical style of modern fingerstyle acoustic guitar has taken the Internet by storm. With its eclectic mix of picking techniques, fret tapping, percussive techniques and harmonics, this is a demanding guitar style to master – but help is at hand from an expert.Daryl Kellie’s stunning solo rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody has been watched hundreds of thousands of times and there is no one better placed to teach you everything you need to know about fingerstyle acoustic guitar.Have you listened to players like Tommy Emmanuel, Andy McKee and Jon Gomm and wondered, How do they do that?Would you like to learn advanced techniques like harp harmonics and two-handed fret tapping?Would you like to learn how to create your own fingerstyle arrangements?Despite the multitude of videos available online, there is no structured method to learn advanced fingerstyle techniques… until now!In this book you’ll learn all the essential “special effects” of fingerstyle acoustic, taught in a straightforward manner, that starts simple and builds in complexity.What You’ll LearnTravis picking in the style of Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Tommy EmmanuelTommy Emmanuel-style “Harp harmonics” to create beautiful cascading chordsDADGAD tuning in the style of Pierre Bensusan with useful moveable chord shapesOther alternate tunings in the style of Michael Hedges and othersPercussive effects that mimic a drummer’s kick drum and snareFret tapping techniques using one or both hands“Inverted left hand” technique in the style of Preston Reed, Andy McKee and Jon GommBonus 1: This book includes 9 full length performance pieces, each of which will help you master the techniques of modern acoustic fingerstyle guitar. Each piece is broken down for you, with performance tips.Bonus 2: Includes an incredible 15 tuition videos! Every essential technique is demonstrated for you by Daryl, and every full-length piece is performed.Learn the skills and grow your repertoireIf you are new to modern fingerstyle acoustic guitar, this step-by-step guide will help you to learn the essential skills and perfect your technique.If you are a more advanced player, this book will give you crucial technical insights into the advanced aspects of the style, but will also add to your performance repertoire with 7 original pieces, in both standard and altered tunings.In addition, the final chapter is dedicated to showing you how to take a simple tune and arrange it for fingerstyle acoustic guitar, reharmonizing chords and even transferring it to an open tuning.Hear it!Download studio quality audio for 80 audio examples, plus all the full length performance pieces. Hear how every example should sound.See it!15 specially created videos will show you exactly how to play each technique and piece. This is a comprehensive course to help you completely master advanced acoustic fingerstyle guitar.Buy it now and start to master modern fingerstyle acoustic guitar!

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Mountain Music Fills the Air: Banjos and Dulcimers: The Foxfire Americana Libray (11) (The Foxfire Americana Library)

Pdf eBooks Mountain Music Fills the Air: Banjos and Dulcimers: The Foxfire Americana Libray (11) (The Foxfire Americana Library)

Pdf:Mountain Music Fills the Air: Banjos and Dulcimers: The Foxfire Americana Libray (11) (The Foxfire Americana Library).Banjos and dulcimers have always been an essential part of Appalachian music, shared and enjoyed throughout the generations. Here, musicians share the history of the instruments and show how they are constructed, piece by piece, with photos and diagrams.  Foxfire has brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative self-sufficiency and preserving the stories, crafts, and customs of Appalachia.  Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. In July 2016, Vintage Shorts celebrates Foxfire's 50th Anniversary.

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Bob Dylan: The Biography

Pdf eBooks Bob Dylan: The Biography

Pdf:Bob Dylan: The Biography.The ultimate biography of the musical icon.A groundbreaking and vibrant look at the music hero to generations, DYLAN: The Biography digs deep into Bob Dylan lore—including subjects Dylan himself left out of Chronicles: Volume One.DYLAN: The Biography focuses on why this beloved artist has touched so many souls—and on how both Dylan and his audience have changed along the way. Bob Dylan is an international bestselling artist, a Pulitzer Prize–winning author, and an Oscar winner for "Things Have Changed." His career is stronger and more influential than ever. How did this happen, given the road to oblivion he seemed to choose more than two decades ago? What transformed a heroin addict into one of the most astonishing literary and musical icons in American history?At 72 years of age, Dylan's final act of his career is more intriguing than ever—and classic biographies like Bob Dylan: Behind the Shades and even his own Chronicles: Volume One came too soon to cover this remarkable new chapter in Dylan's life.Through extensive interviews and conversations with Dylan's friends, family, sidemen, and fans, Los Angeles Times journalist Dennis McDougal crafts an unprecedented understanding of Dylan and the intricate story behind the myths. Was his romantic life, especially with Sara Dylan, much more complicated than it appears? Was his motorcycle accident a cover for drug rehab? What really happened to Dylan when his career crumbled, and how did he find his way back? To what does he attribute his astonishing success? McDougal's meticulous research and comprehensive interviews offer a revealing new understanding of these long-standing questions—and of the current chapter Dylan continually writes in his life and career.

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The Artist's Journey: Bold Strokes To Spark Creativity

Pdf eBooks The Artist's Journey: Bold Strokes To Spark Creativity

Pdf:The Artist's Journey: Bold Strokes To Spark Creativity.It's later than you think. You don’t want to come to your final moments regretting your un-lived dreams. You’ve got paintings inside you waiting to be expressed. You know that, while you could keep repeating what’s worked before in your art, this is a kind of soul death. You want to experiment, take risks and explore a deeper self expression. You want to wrestle down your self doubts and inner criticism and finally create the paintings of your dreams- paintings that wow and astonish you. You want to express YOU in your art. You don't want to play it safe anymore. The worst thing you could do as an artist is to not experiment. Art is about exploring wonder and the unknown, the terra incognita of the soul.Painting is a mirror. It brings up everything, especially fear and yearning. Are you an artist tired of feeling blocked from expressing onto the canvas the art that lives deep within you?Slay self doubt and say YES to your artist's journey. Overcome your fears to live your deepest life. Explore, experiment and create the art of your dreams on your inner journey of creation and self expression. Paint with confidence and finally express YOU in your art.The Artist's Journey written by artist, author and Stanford trained existential psychiatrist Nancy Hillis, M.D. is an inspirational exhortation with psychological and philosophical underpinnings, to move you closer and closer to your deepest self expression in your art and life. If you want a comprehensive, clearly explained, psychologically sophisticated map and self-help guidebook for your creative self-expression, start here with The Artist's Journey. Start your journey of self expression today. Scroll up and click BUY NOW.

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Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

Pdf eBooks Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

Pdf:Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love.Strengthen and deepen your love with a fun, ingenious program of eight life-changing conversations—on essential topics such as money, sex, and trust—from two of the world’s leading marriage researchers and clinicians.   Navigating the challenges of long-term commitment takes effort—and it just got simpler, with this empowering, step-by-step guide to communicating about the things that matter most to you and your partner. Drawing on forty years of research from their world-famous Love Lab, Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman invite couples on eight fun, easy, and profoundly rewarding dates, each one focused on a make-or-break issue: trust, conflict, sex, money, family, adventure, spirituality, and dreams.   Interactive activities and prompts provide motivation to stay open, stay curious, and, most of all, stay talking to each other. And the range—from the four skills you need for intimate conversation (including Put Into Words What You Are Feeling) to tips on being honest about your needs, while also validating your partner’s own emotions—will resonate, whether you’re newly together or a longtime couple looking to fortify your bond. You will discover (or rediscover) your partner like never before—and be able to realize your hopes and dreams for the love you desire and deserve.  

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Block Print Magic:The Essential Guide to Designing, Carving, and Taking Your Artwork Further with Relief Printing

Pdf eBooks Block Print Magic:The Essential Guide to Designing, Carving, and  Taking Your Artwork Further with Relief Printing

Pdf:Block Print Magic:The Essential Guide to Designing, Carving, and Taking Your Artwork Further with Relief Printing.Block Print Magic is an essential guide to the techniques of linoleum block printing, including 17 captivating step-by-step projects and the works and insights of talented printmakers for inspiration and visual demonstration. Block Print Magic is the perfect reference for a wide range of printmaking enthusiasts. The easy-to-follow illustrated instruction takes you through every step of the process, beginning with choosing and caring for tools and setting up a studio, through design essentials, carving techniques, and printing techniques. Those techniques include multi-block printing, reduction cuts, puzzle blocks, and rainbow-roll printing. Advanced carving techniques for creating textures, crosshatching, and three-dimensional shading will give you the opportunity to expand and strengthen your expertise. Among the visually stunning projects you'll learn to create:Colorful, multi-block hex signReduction cut sunflowers printOne-page pocket zine from a single blockFabric wall hanging embellished with embroideryAlong with author Emily Howard's own work, artist spotlights feature interviews with and examples of work by five other contemporary artists—Lili Arnold, Jen Hewett, Kelli MacConnell, Derrick Riley, and Aftyn Shah—as a means of clarifying how each technique can be used in different ways.Block Print Magic is a must-have addition to any printmaker's bookshelf.

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The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece

Pdf eBooks The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece

Pdf:The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece.Told with consummate skill by the writer of the bestselling, award-winning A Civil Action, The Lost Painting is a remarkable synthesis of history and detective story.  An Italian village on a hilltop near the Adriatic coast, a decaying palazzo facing the sea, and in the basement, cobwebbed and dusty, lit by a single bulb, an archive unknown to scholars. Here, a young graduate student from Rome, Francesca Cappelletti, makes a discovery that inspires a search for a work of art of incalculable value, a painting lost for almost two centuries. The artist was Caravaggio, a master of the Italian Baroque. He was a genius, a revolutionary painter, and a man beset by personal demons. Four hundred years ago, he drank and brawled in the taverns and streets of Rome, moving from one rooming house to another, constantly in and out of jail, all the while painting works of transcendent emotional and visual power. He rose from obscurity to fame and wealth, but success didn’t alter his violent temperament. His rage finally led him to commit murder, forcing him to flee Rome a hunted man. He died young, alone, and under strange circumstances. Caravaggio scholars estimate that between sixty and eighty of his works are in existence today. Many others–no one knows the precise number–have been lost to time. Somewhere, surely, a masterpiece lies forgotten in a storeroom, or in a small parish church, or hanging above a fireplace, mistaken for a mere copy. Prizewinning author Jonathan Harr embarks on an spellbinding journey to discover the long-lost painting known as The Taking of Christ–its mysterious fate and the circumstances of its disappearance have captivated Caravaggio devotees for years. After Francesca Cappelletti stumbles across a clue in that dusty archive, she tracks the painting across a continent and hundreds of years of history. But it is not until she meets Sergio Benedetti, an art restorer working in Ireland, that she finally manages to assemble all the pieces of the puzzle.Praise for The Lost Painting“Jonathan Harr has gone to the trouble of writing what will probably be a bestseller . . . rich and wonderful. . . . In truth, the book reads better than a thriller. . . . If you're a sucker for Rome, and for dusk . . . [you'll] enjoy Harr's more clearly reported details about life in the city.”—The New York Times Book Review“Jonathan Harr has taken the story of the lost painting, and woven from it a deeply moving narrative about history, art and taste—and about the greed, envy, covetousness and professional jealousy of people who fall prey to obsession. It is as perfect a work of narrative nonfiction as you could ever hope to read.”—The Economist

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A-COLLECTION Yanase Saki 1 (Japanese Edition)

Pdf eBooks A-COLLECTION Yanase Saki 1 (Japanese Edition)

Pdf:A-COLLECTION Yanase Saki 1 (Japanese Edition).大注目のIカップグラドル・柳瀬早紀の巨乳が止まらない!迫力満点・100cmのお胸とムッチリBODYに衝撃&撃沈!!柳瀬早紀(やなせ さき)1988年4月23日生まれ出身地:千葉県血液型:A型スリーサイズ:T153/B100/W65/H89趣味:野菜の仕入れと売り、旅の計画を作る、ダンス特技:バスケ、駅伝、ゴルフ

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The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting: Techniques for Rendering Sky, Terrain, Trees, and Water

Pdf eBooks The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting: Techniques for Rendering Sky, Terrain, Trees, and Water

Pdf:The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting: Techniques for Rendering Sky, Terrain, Trees, and Water.A landscape painting guide for oil painters that breaks landscapes down into component elements from nature, and showcases tools and techniques used by classic and modern oil painters for bringing these scenes to life.     Landscape painting is one of the most popular subjects for painters working in the medium of oils--from classic masters to contemporary artists. In The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting, established Watson-Guptill author and noted instructor/painter Suzanne Brooker presents the fundamentals necessary for mastering landscape oil painting, breaking landscapes down into component parts: sky, terrain, trees, and water. Each featured element builds off the previous, with additional lessons on the latest brushes, paints, and other tools used by artists. Key methods like observation, rendering, and color mixing are supported by demonstration paintings and samples from a variety of the best landscape oil painters of all time. With The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting, oil painters looking to break into landscape painting or enhance their work will find all the necessary ingredients for success.

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Skin Tones in Oil: 10 Step by Step Guides from Old Masters: Learn to Paint Figures and Portraits via Oil Painting Demonstrations

Pdf eBooks Skin Tones in Oil: 10 Step by Step Guides from Old Masters: Learn to Paint Figures and Portraits via Oil Painting Demonstrations

Pdf:Skin Tones in Oil: 10 Step by Step Guides from Old Masters: Learn to Paint Figures and Portraits via Oil Painting Demonstrations.Paint figures and portraits step by step in oils.The colour of skin has a reputation of being a difficult colour to paint.But this oil painting guidebook aims to break down this seemingly difficult subject matter into manageable pieces.Within you will find 10 step-by-step instructions on completing figure paintings in oil from old masters. Leaving no stone unturned, painting skin tones effectively would seem more achievable.Each demonstration comprises an overview of a particular oil painting technique to be explored, in depth step-by-step instructions and (on average) 28 images in progress.The old masters featured are Da Vinci, Titian, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Gauguin, Ingres, Courbet, Rubens and Cezanne.Techniques explored include sfumato, sgraffito, cangiante, scumbling, impasto, glazing, grisaille effects and more.As well as these demonstrations a concluding section offers guidance on the art materials required. Preparing for oil painting, a personal view of rendering skin tones, a troubleshooting guide and a glossary are also included.It must be noted, that this book does not explain the old masters’ method in painting processes such as grinding pigments or the traditional way of underpainting. Contemporary art materials and modified art techniques have been used to make these projects inclusive.These features make this book an invaluable guide for the beginner as well as the developing artist wishing to explore oil painting.Book’s statistics: 34,000 words and 320 colour images.Print book’s dimensions: 8.5x5.5in and 192 pages.A further 10 projects on painting skin tones from old masters can be found in ‘Portrait Painting in Oil: 10 Step by Step Guides from Old Masters.’ Artists featured include: Botticelli, Delacroix, Gauguin, Velazquez, Wright of Derby, Jacques-Louis David, Rossetti and Vermeer.A mini ebook, ‘Oil Painting the Mona Lisa in Sfumato: a Portrait Painting Challenge in 48 Steps’ outlines one of the demonstrations within this book, due this project’s lengthy process. With extra features.

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Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting (Dover Art Instruction)

Pdf eBooks Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting (Dover Art Instruction)

Pdf:Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting (Dover Art Instruction).Written by a famous American painter and teacher, whose landscapes are found in many of the world's most noted museums, this book is known as one of the art students' most helpful guides. It provides a wealth of advice on the choice of subject; it tells what to look for and aim for, and explains the mysteries of color, atmospheric conditions, and other phenomena to be found in nature. Through his profound understanding of the physical nature of landscapes and his highly developed artistic sense, John Carlson is able to explain both the whys and the hows of the various aspects of landscape painting. Among the subjects covered are angles and consequent values (an insightful concept necessary for strong overall unity of design), aerial and linear perspective, the painting of trees, the emotional properties of line and mass in composition, light, unity of tone, choice of subject, and memory work. In the beginning chapters, the author tells how to make the best of canvas, palette, colors, brushes, and other materials and gives valuable advice about texture, glazing, varnishing, bleaching, retouching, and framing. Thirty-four reproductions of Mr. Carlson's own work and 58 of his explanatory diagrams are shown on pages adjoining the text. As Howard Simon says in the introduction: "Crammed into its pages are the thoughts and experiences of a lifetime of painting and teaching. Undoubtedly it is a good book for the beginner, but the old hand at art will appreciate its honesty and broadness of viewpoint. It confines itself to the mechanics of landscape painting but, philosophically, it roams far and wide. . . . This is a book to keep, to read at leisure, and to look into for the solution of problems as they arise, when the need for an experienced hand is felt."

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How To Finish A Painting ? (Magunta Dayakar Art Class Series Book 2)

Pdf eBooks How To Finish A Painting ? (Magunta Dayakar Art Class Series Book 2)

Pdf:How To Finish A Painting ? (Magunta Dayakar Art Class Series Book 2).This is the second book in this series. My first book is 'How To Start A Painting And How To Plan It?', It focuses on the importance of planning a painting with Value, Color and Composition. This is the follow-on book. Although this book is self-contained, I suggest whoever is reading this book to read the first book first, they will find more use by reading the two books together.In each book, I would like to limit the content only to one or two key points about the painting. If I try to explain more, students will not be able to absorb them. Then it won’t be of any use, neither for me writing on it nor for the student. This book is also restricted to a few issues like mixing skin tones for middle tone, light tone and dark tones, painting approaches for eyes, mouth, nose and other parts of the face and to ‘what is required to give a finishing feel to a painting?Important thing is … This is not a step by step book which shows illustrations of few steps of doing a painting. I don't think they are much useful to learn. This book is not on how to paint, it’s about what one should know to do a successful painting. There is no other way than this. I believe in this.

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Mopar Minivans: Creating the first 20 years of Dodge, Chrysler, and Plymouth “magic wagons”

Pdf eBooks Mopar Minivans: Creating the first 20 years of Dodge, Chrysler, and Plymouth “magic wagons”

Pdf:Mopar Minivans: Creating the first 20 years of Dodge, Chrysler, and Plymouth “magic wagons”.”It’s incredibly rare when the auto industry creates an entirely new class of vehicle, and rarer still when that innovation is an unqualified success story, but such was the case with Chrysler and the development of the minivan. In Mopar Minivans, Zatz uses the people who were there to retell in vivid detail the largely forgotten story of how this innovative people mover evolved into a quintessential piece of American family life for two generations. It’s a story that showcases not only how the automotive industry can work at its best, but also the ways that the industry’s prevalent groupthink mentality can stifle innovation.” — Larry Vellequette, Automotive NewsIn the early 1970s, Chrysler started working on a “magic wagon” — a completely new passenger van that would fit into a normal garage. It was a daring project for a company that was strapped for cash. This book taps the people who created the minivans, with previously unpublished photos of the original clay models. It is not just a story of a vehicle, but of the people who pushed it through the development process, brought it to life, and refreshed it in the face of intense competition. Engineers, planners, and designers started arguing over alternatives ten years before the first van left the factory. This book dives into the reasons behind their decisions, and some of the ways minivans could have been very different; it also covers electric and CNG minivans, engines and transmissions, concept cars, and the assembly plants.The paperback is generously illustrated with full-color design studies and photos of the final product; the Kindle version has fewer photos, but still covers the original clay models. “I am amazed how complete you are, having not been on-site in the front trenches during agreements, disagreements, and, yes, even skirmishes, at times.” — Chrysler employeeDavid Zatz founded Chrysler-focused web site allpar.com; he also holds a Ph.D. in social and organizational psychology from Columbia University, and has been a business consultant for 20 years.

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Ogilvy on Advertising

Pdf eBooks Ogilvy on Advertising

Pdf:Ogilvy on Advertising.A candid and indispensable primer on all aspects of advertising from the man Time has called "the most sought after wizard in the business." Told with brutal candor and prodigal generosity, David Ogilvy reveals:• How to get a job in advertising• How to choose an agency for your product• The secrets behind advertising that works• How to write successful copy—and get people to read it• Eighteen miracles of research• What advertising can do for charities And much, much more.

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The Secrets To Selling Your Art Online: Catapult Your Sales In 30 Days

Pdf eBooks The Secrets To Selling Your Art Online: Catapult Your Sales In 30 Days

Pdf:The Secrets To Selling Your Art Online: Catapult Your Sales In 30 Days.Renowned art consultant Lucia Livingston, condenses her 30 years of experience into simple steps that will allow you to skip the learning curve and go straight to the top.Her book is a wealth of knowledge that provides artists a straight forward approach to increasing the value of their art, build a strong reputation, boost short and long-term sales, and profitable ways to use the online marketplaces and social media.Lucia shares with her readers the very secrets that top producing artists use to dominate the art industry. She has designed her book for both the novice and experienced artist, to work across all mediums, and is now Certified Easy Reading™.

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100+ Free Tools to Create Visuals for Web & Social Media: 2019 (Free Online Tools Book 1)

Pdf eBooks 100+ Free Tools to Create Visuals for Web & Social Media: 2019 (Free Online Tools Book 1)

Pdf:100+ Free Tools to Create Visuals for Web & Social Media: 2019 (Free Online Tools Book 1).Do you need to create images and simple banners for your webpage, blog, and social media? The good news is – you don’t need to hire a designer or buy expensive software to create visuals for the web. You can do it YOURSELF and with FREE tools, thanks to the different resources that are available on the Internet. There are so many easy and quick solutions out there! Actually, even the most highly paid pros take help from the same resources you are going to learn in this book.After reading this book, you will be able to: •    get royalty free images even for commercial purposes•    edit photos and create web banners with free online editors•    pick tasteful color combinations for your brand and web banners •    create simple animated gif banners •    take and edit screenshots as well as record tutorial videos from your screen •    remove background from any image (no Photoshop or designer skills needed)•    add beautiful and free fonts to your computer•    create slideshows, presentations, and infographics•    "steal" color codes from any website•    use other tools that will save your time and improve efficiencyIn short, you'll be able to create visuals for your webpage, blog, and social media yourself and with no money spent. This book will be your toolset that you can use as a manual every time you need to find a free online tool to create a visual for web and social media. Actually, I’m using it like my manual, too and I’m happy to share it with you.It's a book 1 of Free Online Tools Book Series.

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Killer Advertising For Cleaning Businesses: The Hitman's Guide

Pdf eBooks Killer Advertising For Cleaning Businesses: The Hitman's Guide

Pdf:Killer Advertising For Cleaning Businesses: The Hitman's Guide.Written by a 20-year veteran cleaning business owner and advertising consultant to the cleaning industry, exclusively for carpet cleaning, maid services, janitorial services, pressure washing, water restoration, and other cleaning businesses.This easy read walks you through the basics of how to create highly profitable advertising. You'll get lots of tips on how to improve your advertising response. Plus, you'll see 16 cleaning ad examples in this book.Read this book and you'll discover...The formula for finding your unique selling position.Dozens of headline ideas for cleaning businesses.How to pick the most profitable advertising media for your message.Exactly what to do in a neighborhood advertising campaign so you don’t go broke.A step-by-step sequence to get your cleaning clients to call you back more often and spend more money.The internet marketing plan that helps your website get twice as many leads as other cleaning websites.How to get the best commercial cleaning accounts.Killer tips to help you get more cleaning clients for less money.

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Hidden Persuasion: 33 psychological influence techniques in advertising

Pdf eBooks Hidden Persuasion: 33 psychological influence techniques in advertising

Pdf:Hidden Persuasion: 33 psychological influence techniques in advertising.Visual messages are omnipresent in our daily life. They are constantly attempting to persuade us to buy, learn and act. Some are more successful than others in infl uencing our behavior and choices. What is the secret power of these messages? How do they succeed in changing our behavior? This book analyzes advertising beyond the persuasive power of the imagery itself. It explains the psychology behind 33 effective influence techniques in visual persuasion and how to apply them. The techniques range from infl uencing essentials to more obscure and insidious ones. The reader will gain deep insights into how visual means are constructed to infl uence behavior and decisionmaking on an unconscious level. All techniques are supported by rich visual references and additional information on the psychology of behavior change. This publication is not just an eye-opener for professionals and students in the communications and design field, but also for anybody who wants to understand how our behavior is infl uenced unconsciously by advertising, social campaigns and governmental messages. The book is co-authored by leading figures in social infl uence and visual persuasion. It is designed as an accessible modern reference book for creating and understanding persuasive visual imagery. It will open your eyes, we promise!

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How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer

Pdf eBooks How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer

Pdf:How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer.Take a peek inside the heads of some of the world’s greatest living graphic designers. How do they think, how do they connect to others, what special skills do they have? In honest and revealing interviews, nineteen designers, including Stefan Sagmeister, Michael Beirut, David Carson, and Milton Glaser, share their approaches, processes, opinions, and thoughts about their work with noted brand designer Debbie Millman. The internet radio talk host of Design Matters, Millman persuades the greatest graphic designers of our time to speak frankly and openly about their work. How to Think Like a Great GraphicDesigners offers a rare opportunity to observe and understand the giants of the industry. Designers interviewed include: —Milton Glaser —Stefan Sagmeister —David Carson —Paula Scher —Abbott Miler —Lucille Tenazas —Paul Sahre —Emily Oberman and Bonnie Siegler —Chip Kidd —James Victore —Carin Goldberg —Michael Bierut —Seymour Chwast —Jessica Helfand and William Drenttel —Steff Geissbuhler —John MaedaAllworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

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Dropshipping: Blueprint to 10K A Month- Comprehensive Guide to Private Label, Retail Arbitrage and finding Profitable Products (Dropshipping, amazon fba Book 2)

Pdf eBooks Dropshipping: Blueprint to 10K A Month- Comprehensive Guide to Private Label, Retail Arbitrage and finding Profitable Products (Dropshipping, amazon fba Book 2)

Pdf:Dropshipping: Blueprint to 10K A Month- Comprehensive Guide to Private Label, Retail Arbitrage and finding Profitable Products (Dropshipping, amazon fba Book 2).Do You Want To Make 10k A Month? ☆★☆ Read this book for FREE on Kindle Unlimited - Free Bonus Inside Act Now Before Gone!! ☆★☆Do you want to learn everything about dropshipping? Do you want to learn how to private label? Could your life be better with extra revenue?When you download Dropshipping: Blueprint to $10k a Month! – Comprehensive Guide to Private Label, Retail Arbitrage and Finding Profitable Products, your money making skillset will improve steadily each day! You will discover everything you need to know about dropshipping.Publisher's Note: This expanded 2nd edition of Dropshippping has FRESH NEW CONTENT to make learning dropshipping even easier than before!These effective and very profitable tips will transform your wallet and lifestyle. You'll be excited to see your wallet and business take you to new heights than ever before.Would you like to know more about:Understanding Drop Shipping? Finding The Right Supplier For YouPicking The Most Profitable ProductsHow to Start Your Business Most Profitable Channels To Sell ThroughThis book breaks training down into easy-to-understand modules. It starts from the very beginning of dropshipping, so you can get great results - even as a beginner!Download DropShipping:Blueprint to $10k a Month! – Comprehensive Guide to Private Label, Retail Arbitrage and Finding Profitable Products now, and start transforming your life today!Scroll to the top and select the "BUY" button for instant download.You’ll be happy you did!

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Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits

Pdf eBooks Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits

Pdf:Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits.We are now living in a world with over one hundred brands of bottled water. The United States alone is home to over 45,000 shopping malls. And there are more than 19 million customized beverage choices a barista can whip up at your local Starbucks. Whether it’s good or bad, the real question is why we behave this way in the first place. Why do we telegraph our affiliations or our beliefs with symbols, signs, and codes?Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits contains twenty interviews with the world’s leading designers and thinkers in branding. The interviews contain spirited views on how and why humans have branded the world around us, and the ideas, inventions, and insight inherent in the search.

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Art Chantry Speaks: A Heretic's History of 20th Century Graphic Design

Pdf eBooks Art Chantry Speaks: A Heretic's History of 20th Century Graphic Design

Pdf:Art Chantry Speaks: A Heretic's History of 20th Century Graphic Design.There used to be a time when designers were trained in the history of composition. Now you just buy a fuckin' piece of software and now you've become a designer."Art Chantry . . . Is he a Luddite?" asks a Rhode Island School of Design poster promoting a Chantry lecture. "Or is he a graphic design hero?"For decades this avatar of low-tech design has fought against the cheap and easy use of digital software. Chantry's homage to expired technology, and his inspired use of Xerox machines and X-Acto blade cuts of printed material, created a much-copied style during the grunge period and beyond.Chantry's designs were published in Some People Can't Surf: The Graphic Design of Art Chantry (Chronicle Books), exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian, and the Louvre.More recently, Chantry has drawn upon his extraordinary collection of twentieth-century graphic art to create compelling histories of the forgotten and unknown on essays he has posted on his Facebook page. These essays might lionize the unrecognized illustrators of screws, wrenches, and pipes in equipment catalogs. Other posts might reveal how some famous artists were improperly recognized.Art Chantry Speaks is the kind of opinionated art history you've always wanted to read but were never assigned.

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Ogilvy on Advertising in the Digital Age

Pdf eBooks Ogilvy on Advertising in the Digital Age

Pdf:Ogilvy on Advertising in the Digital Age.From Miles Young, worldwide non-executive chairman of Ogilvy & Mather, comes a sequel to David Ogilvy's bestselling advertising handbook featuring essential strategies for the digital age. In this must-have sequel to the bestselling Ogilvy On Advertising, Ogilvy chairman Miles Young provides top insider secrets and strategies for successful advertising in the Digital Revolution. As comprehensive as its predecessor was for print and TV, this indispensable handbook dives deep into the digital ecosystem, discusses how to best collect and utilize data-the currency of the digital age-to convert sales specifically on screen (phone, tablet, smart watch, computer, etc.), breaks down when and how to market to millennials, highlights the top five current industry giants, suggests best practices from brand response to social media, and offers 13 trend predictions for the future. This essential guide is for any professional in advertising, public relations, or marketing seeking to remain innovative and competitive in today's ever-expanding technological marketplace.

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Hello Kitty Nail Art

Pdf eBooks Hello Kitty Nail Art

Pdf:Hello Kitty Nail Art.The very first Hello Kitty nail art design book will feature 20 DIY Hello Kitty–themed projects for painting nails by well-known Hello Kitty nail design artist Masako Kojima. Each project will include simple, step-by-step instructions for creating designs and/or applying decals and will be accompanied by four-color photographs illustrating the process as well as finished shots. A must-have for any Hello Kitty fan!

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If You Can Doodle, You Can Paint

Pdf eBooks If You Can Doodle, You Can Paint

Pdf:If You Can Doodle, You Can Paint.The advice and exercises in If You Can Doodle, You Can Paint helps you dig into your creative life to find a style that is authentically yours.†‹If You Can Doodle, You Can Paint was named one of Library Journal’s Best Crafts & DIY Books of 2017! If You Can Doodle, Your Can Paint looks at the small, impromtu doodles we make on a daily basis as resources; treasures from which we can create full-sized paintings. Even if you don't consider yourself a doodler, the exercises and techniques in this book will give you a fun way to tap into your personal style.The invitation starts with a pencil as you work through doodle assignments. Eventually, you will learn how to size up and combine these doodles into larger compositions. Then, you will begin mixing it up with watercolor paints and, finally, with acrylic paints.In If You Can Doodle, You Can Paint we will:Dig for treasure/doodleObserve, arrange, and studyMake folded books for doodle-ready surfacesCopy your images with hand/eye coordinationScan and enlarge your doodlesAdd color combinations with colored pencil and acrylic paintCreate compositional grid paintings, andCreate a large complete painting!So what are you waiting for? Grab some pens and paints and get creative!

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Fluid Art Mastery: 8 Steps To Being A Paint Pouring Artist

Pdf eBooks Fluid Art Mastery: 8 Steps To Being A Paint Pouring Artist

Pdf:Fluid Art Mastery: 8 Steps To Being A Paint Pouring Artist.Also known as paint pouring, flow art, liquid art, etc.Is a form of abstract art that uses acrylic paints with a runny (fluid)consistency. The acrylic paints react with each other when combined together to make interesting and visually organic motifs. This type of art is fun for all ages. Fluid acrylics can be used on many types of substrates and in many different forms such as pouring, dripping, swirling, glazing, dipping and many other effects. Fluid art opens up a lot of possibilities and is definitely worth exploring and adding to your artist tool belt. In this book I will teach you everything you will need to become a paint pouring artist. I will share with you:How to set up your paint pouring studio on a budgetcomplete supplies listshare all the techniques that I use like; dirty pour flip cup, puddle pours, pre-lift slide technique, open cylinder, ribbon pour, swipe technique and more.I will show you how to properly handle and care for your artI will show you how to protect your artworkThere are plenty of resources to refer to with information about mixing ratios, paint density and moreI will share tips on how to price your artAnd tips on where to sell your masterpiece.

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Van Gogh: The Life

Pdf eBooks Van Gogh: The Life

Pdf:Van Gogh: The Life.NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The definitive biography for decades to come.”—Leo Jansen, curator, the Van Gogh Museum, and co-editor of Vincent van Gogh: The Complete LettersSteven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, who galvanized readers with their Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Jackson Pollock, have written another tour de force—an exquisitely detailed, compellingly readable portrait of Vincent van Gogh. Working with the full cooperation of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Naifeh and Smith have accessed a wealth of previously untapped materials to bring a crucial understanding to the larger-than-life mythology of this great artist: his early struggles to find his place in the world; his intense relationship with his brother Theo; and his move to Provence, where he painted some of the best-loved works in Western art. The authors also shed new light on many unexplored aspects of Van Gogh’s inner world: his erratic and tumultuous romantic life; his bouts of depression and mental illness; and the cloudy circumstances surrounding his death at the age of thirty-seven.   Though countless books have been written about Van Gogh, no serious, ambitious examination of his life has been attempted in more than seventy years. Naifeh and Smith have re-created Van Gogh’s life with an astounding vividness and psychological acuity that bring a completely new and sympathetic understanding to this unique artistic genius.NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • The Wall Street Journal • San Francisco Chronicle • NPR • The Economist • Newsday • BookReporter “In their magisterial new biography, Van Gogh: The Life, Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith provide a guided tour through the personal world and work of that Dutch painter, shining a bright light on the evolution of his art. . . . What [the authors] capture so powerfully is Van Gogh’s extraordinary will to learn, to persevere against the odds.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times“Brilliant . . . Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith are the big-game hunters of modern art history. . . . [Van Gogh] rushes along on a tide of research. . . . At once a model of scholarship and an emotive, pacy chunk of hagiography.”—Martin Herbert, The Daily Telegraph (London)

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Everyday Watercolor: Learn to Paint Watercolor in 30 Days

Pdf eBooks Everyday Watercolor: Learn to Paint Watercolor in 30 Days

Pdf:Everyday Watercolor: Learn to Paint Watercolor in 30 Days.A contemporary paint-every-day watercolor guide that explores foundational strokes and patterns and then builds new skills upon the foundations over the course of 30 days to create finished pieces. This beautifully illustrated and inspiring guided watercolor-a-day book is perfect for beginning watercolor artists, artists who want to improve their watercolor skills, and visual creatives. From strokes to shapes, this book covers the basics and helps painters gain confidence in themselves along with inspiration to develop their own style over the course of 30 days. Featuring colorful contemporary art from Mon Voir design agency founder and Instagram trendsetter Jenna Rainey, this book's fresh perspective paints watercolor in a whole new light.

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Dance Me a Song: Astaire, Balanchine, Kelly, and the American Film Musical

Pdf eBooks Dance Me a Song: Astaire, Balanchine, Kelly, and the American Film Musical

Pdf:Dance Me a Song: Astaire, Balanchine, Kelly, and the American Film Musical.Dancer-choreographer-directors Fred Astaire, George Balanchine and Gene Kelly and their colleagues helped to develop a distinctively modern American film-dance style and recurring dance genres for the songs and stories of the American musical. Freely crossing stylistic and class boundaries, their dances were rooted in the diverse dance and music cultures of European immigrants and African-American migrants who mingled in jazz age America. The new technology of sound cinema let them choreograph and fuse camera movement, light, and color with dance and music. Preserved intact for the largest audiences in dance history, their works continue to influence dance and film around the world. This book centers them and their colleagues within the history of dance (where their work has been marginalized) as well as film tracing their development from Broadway to Hollywood (1924-58) and contextualizing them within the American history and culture of their era.This modern style, like the nation in which it developed, was pluralist and populist. It drew from aspects of the old world and new, "high" and "low", theatrical and social dance forms, creating new sites for dance from the living room to the street. A definitive ingredient was the freer more informal movement and behavior of their jazz-age generation, which fit with song lyrics that poeticized slangy American English. The Gershwins, Rodgers and Hart, and others wrote not only songs but extended dance-driven scores tailored to their choreography, giving a new prominence to the choreographer and dancer-actor. This book discuss how these choreographers collaborated with directors like Vincente Minnelli and Stanley Donen and cinematographers like Gregg Toland, musicians, dancers, designers and technicians to synergize music and moving image in new ways. Eventually, concepts and visual-musical devices derived from dance-making would give entire films the rhythmic flow and feeling of dance. Dancing Americans came to be seen around the world as archetypal embodiments of the free-spirited optimism and energy of America itself.

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Inside Studio 54

Pdf eBooks Inside Studio 54

Pdf:Inside Studio 54.In Inside Studio 54, the former owner takes you behind the scenes of the most famous nightclub in the world, through the crowd, to a place where celebrities, friends, and the beautiful people sip champagne and share lines of cocaine using rolled-up hundred-dollar bills. In the early eighties, Mark Fleischman reopened Studio 54, the world's most glamorous and notorious nightclub, after it was closed down by the State of New York. Ten thousand people showed up that night, ready to restart the party that abruptly ended after the raid in 1978 landed its former owners in jail.Inside Studio 54 invites you to revisit the happening scenes of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s, the post-Pill, pre-AIDS era of free love, consequence-free sex, and seemingly endless partying. Following Fleischman as he builtconnections as a hotel, restaurant, and club owner that lead him to Studio 54. Inside Studio 54 takes the reader from Brazil to the heights of debauchery in the Virgin Islands and finally to New York City. A star-studded thrill ride through decadent and drug-fueled parties at the legendary Studio 54.

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Rock The Dancefloor: The proven five-step formula for total DJing success

Pdf eBooks Rock The Dancefloor: The proven five-step formula for total DJing success

Pdf:Rock The Dancefloor: The proven five-step formula for total DJing success.If you want to know how it feels to be the DJ, to share the music you love with other people, to receive the adulation of packed dancefloors night after night, this book will show you exactly what to do to get there.Whether you’re brand-new to this, a DJ who wants to finally break out of the bedroom, or you just want to improve your game, the five-step formula in Rock The Dancefloor! will help you to become a truly great DJ.This clear and practical guide will enable you to:Understand modern DJ gear, in order to avoid expensive mistakesAssemble the best music collection, so you can fill any dancefloorQuickly master all the techniques, so your DJ mixes sound amazingPerform like a pro at any type of gig: parties, bars, night clubs...Promote yourself effectively, for more and better paid bookingsPhil Morse is a DJ who has played around the world, including at the famous Privilege in Ibiza, the world's largest night club. He is the founder of Digital DJ Tips, a website and online DJ school that has taught over 13,000 DJs in 50 countries since 2010.

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BTS: The K-pop Pioneer (Kpop Idol A to Z)

Pdf eBooks BTS: The K-pop Pioneer (Kpop Idol A to Z)

Pdf:BTS: The K-pop Pioneer (Kpop Idol A to Z).There are so many k-pop boy groups, while the groups are too numerous to mention one by one. However, some of them just disappear after debut, and only a very small minority of k-pop boy groups can become popular. By the way, there is a boy group who has been on the steady rise since its debut and is now considered as one of the most popular k-pop idol groups. Yeah, it’s BTS.As BTS is enjoying a huge popularity at home and abroad, many people in the k-pop world are now saying "The boy group is the future of k-pop." Actually, BTS' success is considered as being very special by people in the k-pop industry. Because BTS is in Big Hit entertainment, which is not as big k-pop agency as SM, YG, or JYP. Achieving success as an idol group of small and medium agency in the k-pop word is much harder than you could ever have imagined, and that’s why BTS deserves to be called “The k-pop pioneer”.Then, what do you think is the reason for BTS’ great success? First, the main reason for BTS' success is that the boy group differentiated itself from other boy groups by doing "real hip hop" music. The group writes its own music and sings about teenager's life, arousing empathy from young k-pop fans.Second, some of BTS fans may disagree, but the members have ordinary looks unlike other pretty k-pop idols. They’re not traditionally good-looking, and frankly speaking, I thought they are too ugly to be idols when I saw BTS for the first time. However, because of this, they could become the hottest idol group. I mean, fans could feel more comfortable and familiar with the members because they do not look like cartoon characters.Third, BTS is an idol group, but its members, Rap Monster and Suga have released their mixtapes just like underground rappers do. By doing so, they stressed the fact that they’re different from other puppet like idols. Especially, Rap Monster, who has polished his rap skills in the Korean underground hip hop scene before debut is getting the spotlight in the k-pop industry by showing off his outstanding rapping ability. He’s been active not only as an idol but also as a rapper, and he was also featured as a rapper in the album of MFBTY, comprised of Tiger JK, Yoon Mirae, and Bizzy who are considered as heavyweights in the Korean hip hop scene.BTS certainly succeeded in fascinating k-pop fans and it’s mainly because of the group’s image as a skilled hip hop idol. Oh, it's not just an image. The BTS members have sufficient performing skills and always prove it on the stage. Unlike other puppet like k-pop idol groups, they enjoy the stage and show high quality live performance. Have you been to BTS’ concert? It’s really gorgeous.So, are you a big fan of BTS? Do you want to know all the stories about BTS members? < BTS: The k-pop pioneer> contains all the things about BTS. The author, who has been working as a k-pop journalist since 2010 gives you answers to all the questions about BTS such as “What are their real personality like?”, “What were they like in school?” and “How did they become k-pop idols?”. The book also includes various stories behind BTS members. So, welcome to the real world of k-pop. Enjoy your time, and love yourself!

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Requiem, Op. 48: SATB with SB Soli Choral Worship Cantata (Kalmus Edition)

Pdf eBooks Requiem, Op. 48: SATB with SB Soli Choral Worship Cantata (Kalmus Edition)

Pdf:Requiem, Op. 48: SATB with SB Soli Choral Worship Cantata (Kalmus Edition).Written between 1887 and 1890, Gabriel Faure’s setting of the requiem is a departure from traditional structure. Faure said the following of his work: "It has been said that my Requiem does not express the fear of death and someone has called it a lullaby of death. But it is thus that I see death: as a happy deliverance, an aspiration towards happiness above, rather than as a painful experience." This score represents the choral portion of the Requiem, each voice on a separate staff, including solos, with both Latin and English text. This book has an orchestra reduction for either piano or organ accompaniment by Malcolm Binney. Includes: * Introit et Kyrie* Offertoire* Sanctus* Pie Jesu* Agnus Dei* Libera Me* In Paradisum

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Sing at First Sight, Level 1: Foundations in Choral Sight-Singing

Pdf eBooks Sing at First Sight, Level 1: Foundations in Choral Sight-Singing

Pdf:Sing at First Sight, Level 1: Foundations in Choral Sight-Singing.A sequential sight-singing curriculum for all choirs. Each of the six units (containing four lessons each) clearly introduces new music reading concepts, reinforces those concepts with several rhythm and pitch exercises, motivates students with helpful hints and challenge exercises, and concludes with fun-filled review games and "Evaluating Your Performance" questions. The helpful "Getting Ready" pages (which precede each unit) are filled with music fundamentals, and for choirs who have never read music before, an optional "Before We Begin" chapter opens the book. And it's all a neatly laid out publication and a perfect fit for your students. From whole notes to sixteenth-note patterns, seconds to sevenths, key signatures, dynamics, articulations, and tempo markings; it's all here, and it's all logically ordered to insure student success! Spend just a few minutes a day with this book and your choir, too, will learn to "Sing at First Sight!"

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The Watercolor Flower Artist's Bible (Artist's Bibles)

Pdf eBooks The Watercolor Flower Artist's Bible (Artist's Bibles)

Pdf:The Watercolor Flower Artist's Bible (Artist's Bibles).This is the perfect book for readers to keep handy in the studio, and reference often. The photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginning painters and provides useful tips for more advanced artists.This book is divided into three sections. In the first section, you will find practical advice on choosing the necessary tools and equiopment as well as hints on mixing colors—one of the trickier skills to master until you have learned some of the basic properties of color. Next, the techniques used in watercolor painting are explained in detail, from the most basic like laying washes and reserving highlights to some of the more unusual and exciting methods like wax-resist or spattering paint. Tutorials and more than 100 step-by-step sequences demonstrate how to paint a wide range of subjects, including landscapes, buildings, people and still life. Over 180,000 copies sold worldwide.

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How to Draw Flowers and Trees: A Beginner’s Guide. Simple techniques to create beautiful forms

Pdf eBooks How to Draw Flowers and Trees: A Beginner’s Guide. Simple techniques to create beautiful forms

Pdf:How to Draw Flowers and Trees: A Beginner’s Guide. Simple techniques to create beautiful forms.Free Bonus BookAh, nature, we all want to capture the majesty of it in pictures, on video, on canvas and with pencil and paper, and you want to learn how to capture nature like the multitudes of people you see online. The problem is you’re trying and gotten frustrated time and time again. You’ve looked up tutorials, tried to follow books that claimed a step-by-step process only for it to leave you with more questions than what you started.You’re in luck. I understand your problems, and I was in your place. That is why I have put together this beginning tutorial book to get you started. I promise to take you step-by-step and explain the process along the way to answer the questions you have from other sources. So, if you’re ready to start learning how to draw flowers and trees, this is the book for you. What are you waiting for? What You will learn: - Drawing advice and Tools of the Trade - Looking for shapes - A Simple Flower - The Gerbera Daisy - Purple Aster - Let’s Tip Toe... - A cluster of Flowers - Dogwood Branch- Leaf - Leaf Cluster - Pine/Fir Trees - Cluster Flowers - The Fern - The Branch - Trees Tags: draw books, draw flowers, drawing books, drawing flowers, drawing for beginners, drawing trees, how to draw, how to draw flowers, botanical line drawing, sketching, draw plants, how to draw flowers beginners, drawing ideas, drawing with imagination, easy drawing ideas, easy drawings, cool drawing book, cute drawing book, things to draw book, pencil drawing techniques. 

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This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx

Pdf eBooks This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx

Pdf:This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx.This Is Gonna Hurt is music, photography, and life through the distorted lens of Nikki Sixx, bassist for heavy metal rock band Mötley Crüe’s and the New York Times bestselling author of The Heroin Diaries. A combination of powerful prose and dramatic photographs, This Is Gonna Hurt is an arresting, deeply personal look through the eyes of a real rock star at a stark, post-addiction world.

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The Artist’s Watercolour Problem Solver

Pdf eBooks The Artist’s Watercolour Problem Solver

Pdf:The Artist’s Watercolour Problem Solver.Published in association with The Artist magazine, this superbly illustrated book looks at many of the common problems encountered when using the popular painting medium of watercolour. Twelve well-known professional artists provide practical and straightforward expert solutions.The Artist magazine is one of the most respected art magazines for amateur painters. This book, based on its popular problem solving column, offers expert advice of interest to every watercolour artist.Watercolour is the most popular painting medium of all but many leisure painters find themselves held back by frustrating pitfalls. Here, a variety of professional artists provide helpful solutions to many of the most frequently asked questions. Superb illustrations help to ensure that the advice is not only practical and straightforward, but also inspiring.Numerous topics are covered, including: finding new subjects, working from sketches, mixing watercolours effectively and portraying difficult subjects such as fabric and sunlight. A variety of popular subjects are also included, from landscapes and seascapes to still life, interiors, people, buildings and flowers.Artists featuredJohn Lidzey, Ray BalkwillJulie Collins, John MitchellSally Fisher, Anuk NaumannGerald Green, Paul RileyBarry Herniman, Tom RobbHilary Jackson, Judi Whitton

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How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life

Pdf eBooks How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life

Pdf:How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life.Blasting clichéd career advice, the contrarian pundit and creator of Dilbert recounts the humorous ups and downs of his career, revealing the outsized role of luck in our lives and how best to play the system. Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the game plan he’s followed since he was a teen: invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket. No career guide can offer advice that works for everyone. As Adams explains, your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks and strategies that make sense for you. Adams pulls back the covers on his own unusual life and shares how he turned one failure after another—including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants—into something good and lasting. There’s a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of entertainment along the way. Adams discovered some unlikely truths that helped to propel him forward. For instance: • Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners. • “Passion” is bull. What you need is personal energy. • A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable. • You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others. Adams hopes you can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas on your own path to personal victory. As he writes: “This is a story of one person’s unlikely success within the context of scores of embarrassing failures. Was my eventual success primarily a result of talent, luck, hard work, or an accidental just-right balance of each? All I know for sure is that I pursued a conscious strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me.”

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Song Mixing Secrets: How To Fix The Most Common Mistakes (Home Recording Studio, Audio Engineering, Music Production Secrets Series: Book 2)

Pdf eBooks Song Mixing Secrets: How To Fix The Most Common Mistakes (Home Recording Studio, Audio Engineering, Music Production Secrets Series: Book 2)

Pdf:Song Mixing Secrets: How To Fix The Most Common Mistakes (Home Recording Studio, Audio Engineering, Music Production Secrets Series: Book 2).Book #2 in the original Music Production Secrets Series by John Rogers. The first book, "Audio Mastering Secrets" was the best selling audio mastering book for 2018!Since 1999, I've mastered over 40,000 songs in every genre imaginable. Working with this many clients gave me the rare opportunity to discover what areas most sound engineers are having problems with.Most of the mixes clients submit are pretty good. The mixer definitely does not need to read a 400 page book on basic mixing techniques, or take a six week mixing course. They're way beyond that.What they do need is a book that points out the most common mixing errors I see daily, so they can check their mixes for them. Problems they don't even realize their mixes suffer from. And then, use the information in this book to correct these problems. That's what "Song Mastering Secrets" is!This book is for someone who has a good understanding of basic mixing procedures. Sometimes as a solution to a problem, I might suggest compressing the lead vocal a bit. But, I don't get into detailed threshold and ratio settings. I assume you already know how to compress a vocal track.I wrote this entire book in simple plain English (layman's terms). I eliminated all the words you never heard of and hi-tech jargon, so anyone at any level can understand and learn from this book.You've invested hundreds, if not thousands, of hours into your music. If you're serious about it, now's the time to make a very small financial investment in this book so your music will sound the very best it can!I wrote this book so you can quickly learn (in a matter of days) the techniques, tips, and secrets that took me over 19 years to learn!

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Song Arrangement for the Small Recording Studio: Create pro music productions using modern arrangement techniques

Pdf eBooks Song Arrangement for the Small Recording Studio: Create pro music productions using modern arrangement techniques

Pdf:Song Arrangement for the Small Recording Studio: Create pro music productions using modern arrangement techniques.Overview A great song is much more than good lyrics or a catchy tune and far more than a great mix or a professional master. Many small studios attempt to craft great songs through mixing, mastering and using the latest plugins. They can find themselves distracted by the lure of special FX, EQ moves, and advanced compression techniques in their attempt to create sonic perfection. However, sonic perfection has little value if the very structure - the arrangement and organisation of song elements - is ignored.This book takes an in-depth look at how to create a great song arrangement using a vast range of techniques including pattern manipulation, repetition, and tonal character. The book covers many more techniques, principles and rules for creating great song arrangements, always with the goal of keeping the audience interested, engaged and wanting more. The book gets deeply into the application of Builds, Transitions, and Hooks, while addressing the issues of Groove, Pace, and Complexity. It focuses on the importance of establishing Lead elements in a song and their impact on song listenability. Also discussed, is the principle of arranging musical elements based on their tonal character and how careful placement in the panoramic soundstage can ‘open up a mix’, providing incredible depth and clarity. Summary Song Arrangement for the Small Studio is a well-crafted handbook that provides plenty of relevant theory, explanatory diagrams, relevant song examples, and practical steps for applying it in your own song production projects. It’s the perfect resource for mixing engineers that want to go beyond plugins and mixing techniques and take their song productions to the next level.

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Step By Step Mixing: How to Create Great Mixes Using Only 5 Plug-ins (Audio Issues Book 1)

Pdf eBooks Step By Step Mixing: How to Create Great Mixes Using Only 5 Plug-ins (Audio Issues Book 1)

Pdf:Step By Step Mixing: How to Create Great Mixes Using Only 5 Plug-ins (Audio Issues Book 1).The #1 Amazon Best-Seller For Home Studio Musicians Looking to Skyrocket Their Mixing Skills...Learn a Proven Step By Step Mixing Process That's Helped Thousands of Musicians Like Yourself Make Amazing Mixes in Their Home Studio, Using Only EQ, Compression, Reverb, Delay, and Saturation"This is the NO BS guide to taking your mixes to the next level! Björgvin has been teaching and writing about recording for a decade, and really understands that stuff that we all struggle with in the home studio. Step By Step Mixing takes you through the full process of making sure your mixes rock from ruff to radio ready!"-Lij Shaw, Award winning Producer and Podcaster of Recording Studio RockstarsLet Me Ask You This: Do you fight to make all your instruments fit together in a busy mix? Do you struggle to EQ each instrument to sit in their frequency range without getting in the way of everything else? Do you tear your hair out finding the right compression setting for each track? Do you have a hard time using reverb and delay without cluttering up your mix? Do you get confused by saturation and how to use it to get a warmer sounding mix?If you answered yes to one of those questions - don't worry - you're not alone.If you want to make better mixes immediately in your home studio that translate to every speaker system, whether you're working on demos for your band of mixing records for your clients, grab Step By Step Mixing right now.Here's What You'll Learn Inside: Learn to get organized and simplify your mixing process to create more mixes that sound better in less time Learn practical EQ tips to make all of your instruments fit in your mix Learn to use compression to create punchy and tight mixes Learn to use reverb and delay to add space and depth to your mixes without cluttering up the song and making yourself sound like an amateur Learn everything you need to know about saturation to add that secret sauce to your songs that make people take notice of your skills Learn an invaluable process to getting your mix to translate to any speaker or sound systemStep by Step Mixing covers the theory behind each processor while giving you simple to use, practical audio tips you can use to improve your mixes.Every chapter is broken down as such: Explanations on the theory behind what the plug-ins do and how to use them: You’ll get a thorough walkthrough of the various regions of the frequency spectrum. You’ll understand exactly how to use your compressors. You’ll learn all about the various reverb and delay settings (some reverbs are just too complex!) and you’ll get very familiar with using saturation (without overloading and distorting your mixes!). Common Problems and Their Practical Solutions: After you understand how each processor works we’ll talk about some real world scenarios. I’ll give you some practical and easy to use tips to make your mixes jump out of the speakers.Once you've mastered these five processors above you’ll be ready to make a killer mix in your home studio, whether you’re working on demos for your band or mixing records for your friends and clients.Step By Step Mixing is For You If...You're exhausted with your trial and error process that keeps you second-guessing yourself about whether your music sounds any good.If you're tired of individual tricks and wished you had a clear set of instructions on how to make your mixes sound like the professional records you love so much, then Step By Step Mixing is your clear and concise reference guide for better sounding music in your home studio.Add Step By Step Mixing to your cart and get better mixing results immediately.

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Accurate Sound Reproduction Using DSP

Pdf eBooks Accurate Sound Reproduction Using DSP

Pdf:Accurate Sound Reproduction Using DSP.This eBook provides the audio enthusiast with an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide for designing a custom digital filter that corrects the frequency and timing response of your loudspeakers in your listening environment so that the music arriving at your ears matches as closely as possible to the content on the recording.Industry guidelines, spanning over 40 years of evolution, are referenced throughout the eBook, providing the recommended target responses for accurate sound reproduction. Correcting the measured response to known target responses is, in effect, matching the acoustic output signal arriving at your ears to the digital audio stored in a media file. The target responses can also be tailored to your own preferences.The chapter on the acoustics and psychoacoustics of room correction explains why we hear what we hear in small-room acoustics and what our ears care about most when it comes to accurate sound reproduction. There are individual chapters on industry target responses for frequency and step response, group delay, energy time curve, reverb time, polar response and interaural coherence coefficient (i.e., imaging).Advanced sections of the eBook show you how to design and implement digital crossovers, driver linearization, and driver time alignment; how to compensate for brickwall antialiasing filters; and how to use the Beamforming quasi-anechoic measurement technique. All of these sections are designed to incrementally improve your sound reproduction system’s accuracy. The last section of the eBook shows you how to perform loopback measurements to verify the design and operation of your digital correction filter, not only at the listening position, but across a wide listening area as well.Whether your sound reproduction system is a computer desktop speaker system, stereo audiophile system, home theater multi-channel system, mains and sub-woofer system, DIY audio system, or car sound system, the results are audible, measurable, and repeatable.To benefit the most from this step-by-step guide, you will require a computer, a calibrated measurement microphone, an Analog to Digital (ADC)/Digital to Analog (DAC) converter, and two commercial software packages: Acourate DSP Audio Toolbox and JRiver Media Center. This eBook contains several color-coded images, so viewing on a color screen is required.With over 260 color screen captures of the software in action, plus 200 links to industry reference material and knowledge, this eBook is the definitive guide to Accurate Sound Reproduction Using Digital Signal Processing (DSP).

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The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory

Pdf eBooks The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory

Pdf:The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory."An utterly satisfying examination of the business of popular music." —Nathaniel Rich, The AtlanticThere’s a reason today’s ubiquitous pop hits are so hard to ignore—they’re designed that way. The Song Machine goes behind the scenes to offer an insider’s look at the global hit factories manufacturing the songs that have everyone hooked. Full of vivid, unexpected characters—alongside industry heavy-hitters like Katy Perry, Rihanna, Max Martin, and Ester Dean—this fascinating journey into the strange world of pop music reveals how a new approach to crafting smash hits is transforming marketing, technology, and even listeners’ brains. You’ll never think about music the same way again.A Wall Street Journal Best Business Book

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The Final Days of EMI: Selling the Pig

Pdf eBooks The Final Days of EMI: Selling the Pig

Pdf:The Final Days of EMI: Selling the Pig.The Beatles. The Beach Boys. Blur, Bowie, Kylie Minogue, Kate Bush and Coldplay. EMI was one of the big four record companies, with some of the biggest names in the history of recorded music on its roster. Dominating the music industry for over 100 years, by 2010 EMI Group had reported massive pre-tax losses. The group was divided up and sold in 2011. How could one of the greatest recording companies of the 20th century have ended like this? With interviews from insiders and music industry experts, Eamonn Forde pieces together the tragic end to a financial juggernaut and a cultural institution in forensic detail. The Final Days of EMI: Selling the Pig is the story of the British recording industry, laid bare in all its hubris and glory.

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Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World

Pdf eBooks Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World

Pdf:Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World.An extraordinary and beautifully illustrated exploration of the medieval world through twelve manuscripts, from one of the world's leading experts.Winner of The Wolfson History Prize and The Duff Cooper Prize.A San Francisco Chronicle Holiday Book Gift Guide Pick!   Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts is a captivating examination of twelve illuminated manuscripts from the medieval period. Noted authority Christopher de Hamel invites the reader into intimate conversations with these texts to explore what they tell us about nearly a thousand years of medieval history - and about the modern world, too. In so doing, de Hamel introduces us to kings, queens, saints, scribes, artists, librarians, thieves, dealers, and collectors. He traces the elaborate journeys that these exceptionally precious artifacts have made through time and shows us how they have been copied, how they have been embroiled in politics, how they have been regarded as objects of supreme beauty and as symbols of national identity, and who has owned them or lusted after them (and how we can tell).   From the earliest book in medieval England to the incomparable Book of Kells to the oldest manuscript of the Canterbury Tales, these encounters tell a narrative of intellectual culture and art over the course of a millennium.   Two of the manuscripts visited are now in libraries of North America, the Morgan Library in New York and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Part travel book, part detective story, part conversation with the reader, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts allows us to experience some of the greatest works of art in our culture to give us a different perspective on history and on how we come by knowledge.

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Medieval Russian Ornament in Full Color: From Illuminated Manuscripts (Dover Pictorial Archive)

Pdf eBooks Medieval Russian Ornament in Full Color: From Illuminated Manuscripts (Dover Pictorial Archive)

Pdf:Medieval Russian Ornament in Full Color: From Illuminated Manuscripts (Dover Pictorial Archive).This beautiful book illustrates the splendid ornamental lettering and decorative art in illuminated Russian manuscripts dating from the 10th through the 16th centuries. It contains over 1,000 motifs reprinted in full color from a rare book of design first published in France in 1870. Among the designs are richly embellished letters from the Cyrillic and Greek alphabets, elaborate manuscript page heads and ornate corners and borders. Many of the designs incorporate mythological creatures, religious iconography, and design elements deeply rooted in early Slavic and Byzantine cultures. There is a strong Celtic flavor as well. On page after page, the distinctive motifs in this collection reflect the unique heritage of Russian design, a rich amalgam of East and West. Students of graphic design and the decorative arts will find the book an invaluable reference. Graphic artists will find these rare, copyright-free examples of medieval ornament, which lend themselves to color copying, ideal for many kinds of projects.

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Snippets: A Story about Paper Shapes

Pdf eBooks Snippets: A Story about Paper Shapes

Pdf:Snippets: A Story about Paper Shapes.You can change the world one Snippet of kindness at a time.Snippets is a fun story about paper shapes. The main character, Snippet, looks different from the perfect shapes (regular polygons), and because of that he is told he can't play. Snippet's kind heart leads him to show everyone in the paper place how to get along. In the end, the shapes realize the beauty of being unique and how they are better together than far apart.

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The Electric State

Pdf eBooks The Electric State

Pdf:The Electric State.NPR Best Books of 2018 A teen girl and her robot embark on a cross-country mission in this illustrated science fiction story, perfect for fans of Ready Player One and Black Mirror. In late 1997, a runaway teenager and her small yellow toy robot travel west through a strange American landscape where the ruins of gigantic battle drones litter the countryside, along with the discarded trash of a high-tech consumerist society addicted to a virtual-reality system. As they approach the edge of the continent, the world outside the car window seems to unravel at an ever faster pace, as if somewhere beyond the horizon, the hollow core of civilization has finally caved in.

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The Artist's Way Workbook

Pdf eBooks The Artist's Way Workbook

Pdf:The Artist's Way Workbook.“Julia Cameron invented the way people renovate the creative soul.” –The New York TimesFor the millions of people who have uncovered their creative selves through the Artist's Way program: a workbook and companion to the international bestseller. Alife-changing twelve-week program, The Artist's Way has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. Now, for the first time, fans will have this elegantly designed and user-friendly volume for use in tandem with the book. The Artist's Way Workbook includes: - more than 110 Artist's Way tasks; - more than 50 Artist's Way check-ins; - a fascinating introduction to the workbook in which Cameron shares new insights into the creative process that she has culled in the decade since The Artist's Way was originally published; - new and original writings on Morning Page Journaling and the Artist's Date-two of the most vital tools set forth by Cameron in The Artist's Way. The Artist's Way Workbook is an indispensable book for anyone following the spiritual path to higher creativity laid out in The Artist's Way.

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Beauty: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Pdf eBooks Beauty: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Pdf:Beauty: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions).Beauty can be consoling, disturbing, sacred, profane; it can be exhilarating, appealing, inspiring, chilling. It can affect us in an unlimited variety of ways. Yet it is never viewed with indifference.In this Very Short Introduction the renowned philosopher Roger Scruton explores the concept of beauty, asking what makes an object - either in art, in nature, or the human form - beautiful, and examining how we can compare differing judgements of beauty when it is evident all around us that our tastes vary so widely. Is there a right judgement to be made about beauty? Is it right to say there is more beauty in a classical temple than a concrete office block, more in a Rembrandt thanin last year's Turner Prize winner?Forthright and thought-provoking, and as accessible as it is intellectually rigorous, this introduction to the philosophy of beauty draws conclusions that some may find controversial, but, as Scruton shows, help us to find greater sense of meaning in the beautiful objects that fill our lives.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Death of a Pinehurst Princess: The 1935 Elva Statler Davidson Mystery

Pdf eBooks Death of a Pinehurst Princess: The 1935 Elva Statler Davidson Mystery

Pdf:Death of a Pinehurst Princess: The 1935 Elva Statler Davidson Mystery.“A socialite bride, a $1 million inheritance, an older husband of questionable social rank, Yankees misbehaving on Southern soil . . . [A] web of intrigue” (Our State).   A news media frenzy hurled the quiet resort community of Pinehurst, North Carolina, into the national spotlight in 1935 when hotel magnate Ellsworth Statler’s adopted daughter was discovered dead early one February morning weeks after her wedding day. A politically charged coroner’s inquest failed to determine a definitive cause of death, and the following civil action continued to expose sordid details of the couple’s lives. More than half a century later, the story was all but forgotten when local resident Diane McLellan spied an old photograph at a yard sale and became obsessed with solving the mystery. Her enthusiastic sleuthing captured the attention of Southern Pines resident and journalist Steve Bouser, who takes readers back to those blustery winter days so long ago in the search to reveal what really happened to Elva Statler Davidson.   Includes photos   “As compelling as any crime mystery an American writer has ever written: suspenseful, titillating, true and set in Moore County.” —The Pilot   “Bouser is both compassionate and balanced in his reports of the Davidson affair.” —Authors ’Round the South   “Bouser uses a story ‘ripped from the headlines’ as they say to reveal what’s known and unknown about a young Pinehurst socialite’s bizarre death . . . [He] takes the reader through the wild inquest, a later trial over Elva’s will, and buckets of speculation.” —Salisbury Post

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Start a Successful Photography Business in 34 Days

Pdf eBooks Start a Successful Photography Business in 34 Days

Pdf:Start a Successful Photography Business in 34 Days.Get your portrait or wedding photography business started or totally revitalized and start earning a real income with photography. This book is written for the photographer who is new to the photography business or the photographer who has recently started a business and is struggling with booking clients or running their business successfully. Unlike other books on the business of photography, in this book you will learn while you take action. Above all, action is the most important piece of starting a business. This book will not teach you about lighting, posing, equipment or other skills you need as a photographer; it will guide you in building a successful photography business step by step and earning income with your camera.This book is divided into 34 manageable tasks that you can work through on a daily basis or on your own time. Each step has an action to take or a topic to consider. The book is divided into two parts. Part 1 is dedicated to planning your business and laying a strong foundation. It covers essential elements of your business like finances, legal considerations, and branding. Part 2 is all about marketing and guides you through the creation of a 12 month marketing plan, so you can attract clients year round. In addition, there is a companion website that is only accessible after you purchase the book, where you can download complimentary templates, such as: - Portrait Contract Template- Wedding Contract Template- Model Release Template for Adult - Model Release Template for Minor- PDF Brochure Example- Annual Marketing Plan Template- Income and Expense Templates- List of Resources and Links Mentioned in this book- Wedding Photography Questionnaire- Wedding Photography Must Have Photograph ListUsing this book, in 34 days (or 34 easy tasks) you will:- Plan your photography business. - Develop a strong brand.- Create a stunning photography website (without technical knowledge). - Create a 12 month marketing plan. - Create business processes to use when working with clients. - Complete marketing tasks to help you book your first clients. - Turn your photography business dream into a reality.Remember, success is created most reliably by breaking your goal down into incremental and manageable tasks. You can use this book to make sure you are doing the right tasks each day. Every day, complete just one task and, before you know it, you will have completed the 34 days and be on your way to earning an income with photography.

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Legal Handbook for Photographers: The Rights and Liabilities of Making and Selling Images

Pdf eBooks Legal Handbook for Photographers: The Rights and Liabilities of Making and Selling Images

Pdf:Legal Handbook for Photographers: The Rights and Liabilities of Making and Selling Images.Photographers who do not understand their basic rights tend to approach legal issues with blissful ignorance, extreme caution, or reckless abandon. Foolish souls may cross the lines to obtain images, while overly cautious photographers may miss out on once-in-a-lifetime opportunities in fear of legal repercussions. In the end, each of these photographers suffers as a result of not understanding the legal issues associated with photography. In this book, intellectual property attorney and photographers-rights advocate Bert Krages spells out exactly what you need to know to protect yourself and your business when planning, shooting, publishing, and selling your photography.

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Starting a Photography Business with Your Nikon D800: How to Start a Freelance Photography Photo Business with the Nikon D800 Camera

Pdf eBooks Starting a Photography Business with Your Nikon D800: How to Start a Freelance Photography Photo Business with the Nikon D800 Camera

Pdf:Starting a Photography Business with Your Nikon D800: How to Start a Freelance Photography Photo Business with the Nikon D800 Camera.Starting a Photography Business with Your Nikon D800 How to Start a Freelance Photography Photo Business with the Nikon D800 CameraImagine you can have the knowledge you want to start your freelance business and live the Hassle Free All-American Lifestyle of Independence, Prosperity and Peace of Mind. Learn ....Secrets to Making Money Right Now!Nikon D800 Camera OverviewHow to Get Freelance Work Right Now!The Top Freelance Job Sites!Make an Outstanding Online Profile!Purchase all equipment needed at the lowest priceLong Term Financial Security: Email MarketingMillion Dollar Business RolodexHow to write a Expert Business Planand Much Much More!You have the right to restore a culture of the can-do spirit and enjoy the financial security you and your family deserve. People are destroyed for lack of knowledge. For less than the cost of one night at the movies you can get the knowledge you need to start living your business dreams!Don't wait. You'll wait your life away...

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Photographic Memory: Simple, Proven Methods to Remembering Anything Faster, Longer, Better (Accelerated Learning Series Book 1)

Pdf eBooks Photographic Memory: Simple, Proven Methods to Remembering Anything Faster, Longer, Better (Accelerated Learning Series Book 1)

Pdf:Photographic Memory: Simple, Proven Methods to Remembering Anything Faster, Longer, Better (Accelerated Learning Series Book 1).Accelerated Learning Series Book #1Still wondering how some people can remember information in great detail? In Photographic Memory, you won't just learn about the concept of photographic memory but you'll also discover the secret to expanding your retention capacity. Learn more about how your memory works and what makes a person remember things clearly.If you are one of those people who still memorize things through repeating them over and over until retained, then it's time to get rid of that old habit and discover a range of various memory tricks and techniques in this book. You'll able to practice every technique through the exercises included in each method.To have a glimpse of the important knowledge you’ll potentially learn once you read this book, here's an overview:Simplified discussion on how the mind makes, stores and remembers a memoryThe photographic memory and how it is different from eidetic memorySignificance of creative thinking and visualization as a platform to achieve extraordinary memoryHow peg systems work including the special systems that are specifically developed to memorize numbersTips and tricks to remember namesHow emotions can be used to easily remember informationHow to organize and visualize information through mind mappingThe concept of the palace method and how to construct your own memory palace to be able to store and retrieve information in an instantIt's time to step up your memorization skill and discover the things you need to maximize and expand your retention capacity.

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Fund Your Dreams Like a Creative Genius: A Guide for Artists, Entrepreneurs, Inventors, and Kindred Spirits

Pdf eBooks Fund Your Dreams Like a Creative Genius: A Guide for Artists, Entrepreneurs, Inventors, and Kindred Spirits

Pdf:Fund Your Dreams Like a Creative Genius: A Guide for Artists, Entrepreneurs, Inventors, and Kindred Spirits.How to Get Others to Support Your Vision If you have a dream that needs backing, be it an art project, an invention, or even a business, this is the book for you. Brainard Carey offers advice with solid examples of how building relationships with sponsors, investors, grant-makers, and patrons is something every creative person can pursue. Carey draws from his extensive experience and interviews with others to show artists and creative people how to raise money without the use of crowdfunding platforms. Readers will learn how to articulate their funding needs, develop a campaign, and approach sponsors. Chapter topics include: Defining your funding goals Pitching a proposal Writing to someone you've never met before Conversational tactics to help you ask for funding Methods for keeping in touch with potential sponsors Real examples of artists and entrepreneurs who succeeded in gaining the support of philanthropists and patrons And much more With chapters divided between practical how-tos and case studies, Fund Your Dreams Like a Creative Genius, offers readers both instructive and demonstrative lessons in making their next big project a reality. Everyone can do it with the right tools, and Carey offers an insider's guide to an otherwise daunting process.

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Bullet Journaling: Hacks for Getting Important Tasks Done

Pdf eBooks Bullet Journaling: Hacks for Getting Important Tasks Done

Pdf:Bullet Journaling: Hacks for Getting Important Tasks Done.Take control of your Life.This book will show you how to organise your life, so you are able to get important work done. It will guide you on how to customise different layouts, so the Bullet Journal works for you! The tools you will learn are:Step-by-step process of filling in your journal Setting SMART goalsVision and goal-setting pagesFuture logsCalendarsCollections and trackersReflections of the dayMaintaining a bullet journal doesn’t need to take a lot of your time.Start your new organised life. Click the BUY button NOW!

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Selling Art Online: The Creative Guide to Turning Your Artistic Work into Cash - Second Edition

Pdf eBooks Selling Art Online: The Creative Guide to Turning Your Artistic Work into Cash - Second Edition

Pdf:Selling Art Online: The Creative Guide to Turning Your Artistic Work into Cash - Second Edition.Your Art Deserves to Be Seen!If you’re like most visual artists, at some point in your life, you were told you couldn’t make a living from your work—very few people get rich as photographers, illustrators or designers—Get a real job instead. Many others of you were told there are only a handful of ways to become a successful artist; that galleries were hard to break into, and if you weren’t in those trendy spaces, you weren’t a real artist.All due respect to the family and friends who may have given you that advice, but it is complete B.S., and I wrote this book for you. Selling Art Online shows you several ways you can take your art, make money, be happy, and beat back all the doubt and criticism.This could be the most eye-opening book you read about being a creative entrepreneur. Whether you’re an illustrator, artist, designer, photographer or any variety of visual creator, this book could change your point of view on how you sell your work. Is this a get rich quick book? No, not at all. Everything here is simple, but nothing is easy. You will work your butt off, especially at first, but as they say in gambling, “the juice is worth the squeeze.” It will be hard, and you will love it. This book gives you freedom. Freedom from the confines of old structures, freedom from the gatekeepers who keep you held back, and freedom from the oppressive comments of others intended to keep you from getting disillusioned, but you’re smarter, tougher, and more resourceful than they know.Although you may not find overnight success within these pages, it will liberate you and give you tools to do more with the work you have, providing you new opportunity for more revenue and exposure.

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How to Sell Your Art Online: Live a Successful Creative Life on Your Own Terms

Pdf eBooks How to Sell Your Art Online: Live a Successful Creative Life on Your Own Terms

Pdf:How to Sell Your Art Online: Live a Successful Creative Life on Your Own Terms.An essential guide for artist that teaches them how to skip the gallery system, find their niche, and connect directly with collectors to profitably sell their art.For years, galleries have acted as gatekeeper separating artists and collectors. But with the explosion of the Internet, a new generation of savvy, independent artists is connecting with buyers and making a substantial living doing what they love.How to Sell Your Art Online shows any artist how to make a successful living from their work. Cory Huff dispels the myth of the starving artist and provides the effective business strategies necessary to make artistic creations pay. He helps individual artists find their niche; outlines the elements essential for an effective website; and provides invaluable advice on e-mail marketing, blogging, social media marketing, and paid advertising—explaining how to tie all these online activities into offline success.Most importantly, he shares the secret to overcoming the biggest challenge artists face when self-marketing: learning how to tell their unique stories. Every artist has a reason for making art, but can’t always find the right way to express it. Huff provides exercises artists can use to clarify the intellectual and emotional process behind their art, and teaches them how turn that knowledge into stories they can tell online and in person—and expand their reach through blogs and social media to build their art business.Drawing from the stories of successful artists, thoroughly describing how art is sold today, and providing tips on how to build connections personally and electronically, How to Sell Your Art Online illustrates the countless ways artists can take control of their creative careers—and sell their work without selling out.

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Art Money & Success: A complete and easy-to-follow system for the artist who wasn't born with a business mind.

Pdf eBooks Art Money & Success: A complete and easy-to-follow system for the artist who wasn't born with a business mind.

Pdf:Art Money & Success: A complete and easy-to-follow system for the artist who wasn't born with a business mind..FINALLY MAKE A LIVING DOING WHAT YOU LOVE Why is it that some artists are wildly successful, while others just barely squeak by? It may seem like an unfathomable mystery, how some are earning six figures while other, more talented artists, are struggling. Maria Brophy has dedicated 20 years of her life to researching the specific strategies that successful artists follow. After applying these strategies to her husband Drew Brophy’s career, Maria grew his art sales to multiple six-figures yearly. In ART MONEY SUCCESS, Maria tells personal stories of her own business deals, successes and failures, while sharing non-conventional wisdom that will explode your art sales. With the exercises and worksheets included, you can apply the insights to your own business for immediate results. The tools inside will help you: • Connect with your right buyers• Increase your $$$ income today• Sell art easily and negotiate nicely• License your art and get paid multiple times for one artwork• Implement powerful money and business practices• Trust your own creative intuitionThere are worksheets in the book, designed to help you get immediate results as you work through it. Free, printable downloads of the worksheets are available in an ART, MONEY & SUCCESS Companion Workbook at Maria Brophy's site. The worksheets are designed to be used alongside the Kindle Version of the book, so that you can write with "pen on paper" as you follow along through each lesson. If you are interested in generating more money and success from your art, then ART, MONEY & SUCCESS is for you!Find buyers, get paid fairly, negotiate nicely, deal with copycats and sell more art.

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The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art

Pdf eBooks The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art

Pdf:The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art.Why would a smart New York investment banker pay $12 million for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock's drip painting No. 5, 1948 sell for $140 million? Intriguing and entertaining, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark is a Freakonomics approach to the economics and psychology of the contemporary art world. Why were record prices achieved at auction for works by 131 contemporary artists in 2006 alone, with astonishing new heights reached in 2007? Don Thompson explores the money, lust, and self-aggrandizement of the art world in an attempt to determine what makes a particular work valuable while others are ignored. This book is the first to look at the economics and the marketing strategies that enable the modern art market to generate such astronomical prices. Drawing on interviews with both past and present executives of auction houses and art dealerships, artists, and the buyers who move the market, Thompson launches the reader on a journey of discovery through the peculiar world of modern art. Surprising, passionate, gossipy, revelatory, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark reveals a great deal that even experienced auction purchasers do not know.

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Craft Show Business: How to Sell Jewelry at Craft Shows, Maximize Sales and Minimize Risks

Pdf eBooks Craft Show Business: How to Sell Jewelry at Craft Shows, Maximize Sales and Minimize Risks

Pdf:Craft Show Business: How to Sell Jewelry at Craft Shows, Maximize Sales and Minimize Risks.Newly Updated NOV 2018Disappointed in your craft show sales? Are you choosing the wrong shows? Investing your money and time in craft shows doesn’t have to be a gamble. Even in a tough economy, you can grow your jewelry business when you learn strategies that work.The top reason artists fail at craft shows is poor show selection. Add to that an undefined collection, an ineffective presentation and profits are hard to come by.Imagine if you could bypass all the common mistakes when selecting craft shows, before booking your first show. What if you could learn the most effective way to sell your jewelry before spending any money on shows? Craft Show Business reveals not only how to avoid craft show duds, but also how to sell your jewelry using proven strategies for success.The vast majority of craft show information focuses on basic advice without all the meaty how-to details. We all know that putting out a candy dish for visitors will not attract serious buyers, but only those who want free candy!Backed by 27 plus years of industry experience, at over 300 craft shows, the strategies contained in this book will walk you through the business step-by-step. Discover proven methods for selling your jewelry, growing your perfect customer base and for building a successful jewelry business.Proven Sales StrategiesWith over 60 pages in the “Proven Selling Strategies” chapter alone, this book will change your perception with crucial information that puts you in charge of your own success. Here’s what you’ll discover in this in-depth, information-packed book:How to choose the best shows that will bring in a profit and build a repeating customer baseHow to rethink your application packages to increase your chances of getting into better showsHow to display your jewelry to create maximum impact that pulls in the salesLearn to effectively market your shows and drive more traffic to your boothLearn how to talk and engage with a crowd without scaring people offDiscover how to properly prepare for an upcoming show and set yourself up for successLearn insider tricks for how to increase sales and build a solid customer baseLearn how to keep the good shows coming and the bad ones at bayLearn how to price your work and increase your profitsMake record keeping simple and free up your time to make more moneyLearn lots of proven strategies to increase your sales and build on top selling itemsLearn how to stand out from the competitionHow to tweak your business so that you have money coming in year roundHow to protect yourself and your work at showsLearn how your personal money blocks hold you back and what potentially prevents you from having a thriving businessThe most common craft show risks can be avoided by preparing yourself with the right knowledge. Craft Show Business gives you an insider’s grasp of how to choose the best shows and arms you with vital insights on how to present and sell your work. You will learn proactive strategies that are tested and verified. Think of the possibilities for your business when you can learn time-proven methods that will have you selling like a pro. This long-needed book cuts through the steep learning curve and eliminates years of wasted money and time. With complete and thorough advice from a seasoned professional, Craft Show Business is the essential guide, giving you the facts you need to make the important decisions. Take the guesswork out of building a show lineup you can count on starting now. Before you spend a dime on a craft show, find out everything you need to know about selecting great shows and how to boost your sales at craft fairs and festivals. Let this be the year you finally get your collection out there and into the hands of your customers!

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Seven Days in the Art World

Pdf eBooks Seven Days in the Art World

Pdf:Seven Days in the Art World.A fly-on-the-wall account of the smart and strange subcultures that make, trade, curate, collect, and hype contemporary art.The art market has been booming. Museum attendance is surging. More people than ever call themselves artists. Contemporary art has become a mass entertainment, a luxury good, a job description, and, for some, a kind of alternative religion.In a series of beautifully paced narratives, Sarah Thornton investigates the drama of a Christie's auction, the workings in Takashi Murakami's studios, the elite at the Basel Art Fair, the eccentricities of Artforum magazine, the competition behind an important art prize, life in a notorious art-school seminar, and the wonderland of the Venice Biennale. She reveals the new dynamics of creativity, taste, status, money, and the search for meaning in life. A judicious and juicy account of the institutions that have the power to shape art history, based on hundreds of interviews with high-profile players, Thornton's entertaining ethnography will change the way you look at contemporary culture.

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The Calligrapher’s Business Handbook: Pricing & Policies for Lettering Artists

Pdf eBooks The Calligrapher’s Business Handbook: Pricing & Policies for Lettering Artists

Pdf:The Calligrapher’s Business Handbook: Pricing & Policies for Lettering Artists.The Calligrapher’s Business Handbook is a guide to best business practices and pricing strategies for calligraphers and lettering artists. Whether you’re starting out in creative freelancing, transitioning from a different profession, or running a lettering business that just needs a boost, you will welcome the invaluable ideas in this handbook. Award-winning graphic designer, renowned calligrapher, and bestselling author of Modern Calligraphy, Molly Suber Thorpe shares her hard-earned insights to answer your most pressing business questions.Molly has packed these pages with advice you won’t find anywhere else, covering a range of topics for freelance calligraphers and hand lettering artists:●How professional calligraphers charge for their services●Whether to charge flat rates or hourly rates●When – and how – to offer discounts or freebies●How to charge for commercial work, such as logo designs●How to get the most bang for your advertising budget ●What goes into a fair project contract●How to navigate copyright licensing and know your rights!

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The Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Pdf eBooks The Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

Pdf:The Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained.This original, graphic-led book explores and explains the key ideas underpinning the world's greatest classical compositions and musical traditions, defines their importance to the musical canon, and places them into their wider social, cultural, and historical context.The nineteenth title in DK's bestselling Big Ideas series, The Classical Music Book combines accessible, authoritative text with bold explanatory graphics to make the subject of classical music approachable to readers with an interest in the subject who want to learn more while still offering enough to appeal to music aficionados. From early devotional works to the great symphonies of the Classical and Romantic eras and the diverse and often challenging works of the modern era, The Classical Music Book looks at more than 90 key pieces of music and explores the salient themes and ideas behind each of them.

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My Cross to Bear

Pdf eBooks My Cross to Bear

Pdf:My Cross to Bear.For the first time, rock music icon Gregg Allman, one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band, tells the full story of his life and career in My Cross to Bear. No subject is taboo, as one of the true giants of rock ’n’ roll opens up about his Georgia youth, his long struggle with substance abuse, his string of bad marriages (including his brief union with superstar Cher), the tragic death of  brother Duane Allman, and life on the road in one of rock’s most legendary bands.

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Freddie Mercury: The Biography

Pdf eBooks Freddie Mercury: The Biography

Pdf:Freddie Mercury: The Biography.**THE DEFINITIVE, UP-TO-DATE BIOGRAPHY OF FREDDIE MERCURY**'An outstanding biography. . .a fitting testament to the creative genius' -- Daily Mail'Touches all manner of intriguing rock 'n' roll debauchery. . .fascinating reading' -- Time OutThis fascinating biography of Freddie Mercury has received outstanding acclaim from Queen and rock fans worldwide -- now revised and updated to coincide with the release of the film about his life, Bohemian Rhapsody.Born Farrokh Bulsara on the island of Zanzibar, Freddie Mercury rose to worldwide stardom as the lead singer of Britain's biggest music act of all time. In this bestselling biography, Laura Jackson reveals the reality behind Queen's flamboyant frontman and lead singer, as she looks behind his unique brand of showmanship to discover who Freddie Mercury really was. Featuring exclusive interviews with some of those closest to Freddie right up until his tragic death, original Queen members and many others -- including new and intimate stories from Tim Rice, Richard Branson, Cliff Richard, Bruce Dickinson, Mike Moran, Wayne Eagling, Zandra Rhodes and Susannah York -- this is the definitive biography of one of rock's greatest legends.

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Book of a Hundred Hands (Illustrated)

Pdf eBooks Book of a Hundred Hands (Illustrated)

Pdf:Book of a Hundred Hands (Illustrated).Classic guide to drawing the hand by Master Anatomy teacher; George B. Bridgman. Get the "hardest" part of your figure drawing down pat with this excellent guide to drawing the hands from life.This edition of the book includes all original illustrations, cleaned and optimized for viewing on screen.The text in the book has been formatted for the Kindle and can be re-sized for easier reading.Subjects Covered Include:◦Bones of the wrist◦Expression◦Fingers◦History of the hand in art◦Knuckles◦Mechanisms◦Mechanisms◦Origin, Insertion and Action of Muscles◦The Fist◦The hand (back view)◦The hand (palmar view)◦The hand (thumb side)◦The hand (little finger side)◦Thumb◦Veins

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Drawing Class

Pdf eBooks Drawing Class

Pdf:Drawing Class.Barrington Barber draws on his artistic expertise and long experience of teaching to create a structured, user-friendly drawing course to guide the aspiring draughtsman through the whole process of learning to draw.

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The Quick Pose: A Compilation of Gestures and Thoughts on Figure Drawing

Pdf eBooks The Quick Pose: A Compilation of Gestures and Thoughts on Figure Drawing

Pdf:The Quick Pose: A Compilation of Gestures and Thoughts on Figure Drawing.This 230-page book features over 300 figure drawings and quick poses from the live model. Individual chapters highlight topics such as Foreshortening, Light & Shadow, Heads, Drapery, and more, with a stimulating foreword by flourishing artist, Mary Sauer. The Quick Pose includes tips and instructions on making quick decisions while drawing and identifying landmarks to help pinpoint such things as Weight & Balance and Symmetry. These ultimately aid in carrying out speedy, yet beautifully precise gesture drawings. There is great stress on confident line work throughout the book and on the necessity of being committed. Typical class procedures and model setups are also discussed. The artist’s thoughts on figure drawing are presented along with her push towards the importance of getting an accurate feel of the pose rather than a photographic copy of it. Erin writes about how drawing is relatable to life and contemplates on how to achieve that all-elusive balance in getting both an accurate yet intuitive drawing.

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Drawing and Sketching Portraits: How to Draw Realistic Faces for Beginners

Pdf eBooks Drawing and Sketching Portraits: How to Draw Realistic Faces for Beginners

Pdf:Drawing and Sketching Portraits: How to Draw Realistic Faces for Beginners.This generously illustrated book provides step-by-step lessons and exercises to help you learn how to draw people today!Have you always wished you could draw portraits and faces? Get a head start on learning how with this book. Don't worry about talent--talent is overrated. Anyone can learn how to draw people! There are some wonderful techniques to get you off to a great start. Plus, you'll have a lot of fun in the process. You will learn many methods that artists have been using for centuries! While this book works fine on e-Ink Kindles, tablets or Kindle Fires work the best, especially when you follow along to the exercises and step-by-step tutorials.

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Art Models Jenni037: Figure Drawing Pose Reference (Art Models Poses)

Pdf eBooks Art Models Jenni037: Figure Drawing Pose Reference (Art Models Poses)

Pdf:Art Models Jenni037: Figure Drawing Pose Reference (Art Models Poses).Draw, paint, sculpt the figure anytime and anywhere with this portable figure reference.This ebook shows you one model in one pose photographed on a rotating platform, with the photos making a complete 360-degree view around the figure. See 28 photos of the torso--one every 15 degrees as the female model turns through a complete circle, plus close-up details (some views do not show the feet so that the torso can be shown more closely). Choose your preferred view for 2D art, like painting, or see the whole figure for 3D art, like sculpture. Zoom in to see details in hands and face and other tricky areas, giving you even more options for how to use the photos.Whatever your goal, such as practicing to improve your skills, or creating a finished work of art, or just unwinding at the end of a long day with some figure drawing, Art Models Poses provide a quality reference you can come back to again and again.Don't spend hours searching for reference material only to find photos of questionable content and dubious quality. We've spent years in the studio and you get the benefit--expertly crafted photos designed specifically for figure art. Just look through the Art Models covers for the Poses that inspire you and get right to the part you actually like: creating art. This ebook has the Jenni037 Pose from PoseSpace.com, as shown on the cover.

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The EQ and Compression Formula: Learn the step by step way to use EQ and Compression together (Audio Engineering, Music Production, Sound Design & Mixing Audio Series: Book 1)

Pdf eBooks The EQ and Compression Formula: Learn the step by step way to use EQ and Compression together (Audio Engineering, Music Production, Sound Design & Mixing Audio Series: Book 1)

Pdf:The EQ and Compression Formula: Learn the step by step way to use EQ and Compression together (Audio Engineering, Music Production, Sound Design & Mixing Audio Series: Book 1).EQ and Compression are the two most important tools in a mix engineers arsenal. Many producers and engineers find it difficult to know when and how to use them together. Often times they are used too much, or at the wrong times. At an advanced level mixing and engineering should be a simple and intuitive process. This book was created to clear up any confusion regarding EQ and Compression as well as to streamline your mixing process so you get better results not only faster, but more enjoyably and intuitively.

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50 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PIANO LOVE SONGS SOLOS EVER

Pdf eBooks 50 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PIANO LOVE SONGS SOLOS EVER

Pdf:50 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PIANO LOVE SONGS SOLOS EVER.Beautiful Piano Sheet Music Book With 50 Best Romantic Love Songs Of All Time. You Will Find Here Top Hits Solos From Past And Contemporary Songs.Say Something - A Great Big World & Christina AguileraMake You Feel My Love - AdeleLove Me Harder - Ariana GrandeShe Loves You - BeatlesHow Deep Is Your Love - Bee GeesCrazy In Love - BeyonceHalo - BeyonceAlways - Bon JoviTotal Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie TylerJust The Way You Are - Bruno MarsI Do It For You - Bryan AdamsYou Are The Reason - Calum ScottLady In Red - Chris De BurghA Thousand Years - Christina PerriLet Me Love You - Dj Snake Ft. Justin BieberIn My Feelings - DrakePerfect - Ed SheeranShape Of You - Ed SheeranCan’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis PresleyWonderful Tonight - Eric ClaptonCan’t Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli & The 4 SeasonsNothing Gonna Change My Love For You - Glenn MedeirosI Cant Stop Loving You Jazz PianoI Don’t Want To Miss A Thing - AerosmithAll Of Me - John LegendLove. Ft. Zacari - Kendrick LamarHello - Lionel RichieLost On You - LpMaking Love Out Of Nothing At All - Air SupplyShe Will Be Loved - Maroon 5I’d Do Anything For Love - Meat LoafEverything - Michael BubleWhat Makes You Beautiful - One DirectionJust Give Me A Reason - P!Nk Ft. Nate RuessShes Like The Wind - Patrick SwayzeLove Is Blue - Paul MauriatLove Of My Life - QueenUnchained Melody - Righteous BrothersLove On The Brain - RihannaWhen You Say Nothing At All - Ronan KeatingIt Must Have Been Love - RoxetteListen To Your Heart - RoxetteLove Song - Sara BareillesFrom This Moment On - Shania TwainI Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie WonderDancing With Our Hands Tied - Taylor SwiftLove Story - Taylor SwiftFriday I’m In Love - The CureGreatest Love Of All - Whitney HoustonHeaven - Bryan Adams Make A Great Present To Your Loved One, Perform A Song!

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To Selena, with Love: Commemorative Edition

Pdf eBooks To Selena, with Love: Commemorative Edition

Pdf:To Selena, with Love: Commemorative Edition.Chris Perez tells the story of his relationship with music superstar Selena in this heartfelt tribute.One of the most compelling and adored superstars in Latin music history, Selena was nothing short of a phenomenon who shared all of herself with her millions of devoted fans. Her tragic murder, at the young age of twenty-three, stripped the world of her talent and boundless potential, her tightly knit family of their beloved angel, and her husband, Chris Perez, of the greatest love he had ever known. For over a decade, Chris held on to the only personal thing he had left from his late wife: the touching and sometimes painful memories of their very private bond. Now, for the first time, Chris opens up about their unbreakable friendship, forbidden relationship, and blossoming marriage, which were cut short by Selena’s unforgivable death. Chris’s powerful story gives a rare glimpse into Selena’s sincerity and vulnerability when falling in love, strength and conviction when fighting for that love, and absolute resilience when finding peace and normalcy with her family’s acceptance of the only man she called her husband. While showcasing a side of Selena that has never been disclosed before and clarifying certain misconceptions about her life and death, To Selena, with Love is an everlasting love story that immortalizes the heart and soul of an extraordinary, unforgettable, and irreplaceable icon. Includes exclusive photos!

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The Bus Compression Framework: The set and forget way to get an INSTANTLY professional sounding mix (Audio Engineering, Music Production, Sound Design & Mixing Audio Series: Book 3)

Pdf eBooks The Bus Compression Framework: The set and forget way to get an INSTANTLY professional sounding mix (Audio Engineering, Music Production, Sound Design & Mixing Audio Series: Book 3)

Pdf:The Bus Compression Framework: The set and forget way to get an INSTANTLY professional sounding mix (Audio Engineering, Music Production, Sound Design & Mixing Audio Series: Book 3).What if there was a simple way to give your mixes a professional sound before doing any real mixing. What if you could add instruments to a session and have them automatically sound like they belong with everything else.In The Bus Compression Framework you’re going to learn a big secret that mastering engineers keep to themselves.We’ve all had the experience of mixes sounding dull, lifeless and flat. For me this hadn’t been a problem for years, but I never really gave a second thought to how I solved it. That's because after setting up this system I never really had to mess with it again. It wasn’t until I showed a student how to do this that I realized how powerful this system really is. I remember trying to help my student who was going through the phase of overly clean mixes. As it goes with overly clean mixes, his mixes were so clean, they were lifeless and sterile. I showed the student my bus compression setup—the exact numerical values, everything that I explain in this book. A couple days later he sent me an email with the before and after versions of his track. The difference between them was night and day.I was convinced he had gone through and remixed the entire track, but when he told me “No, all I did was use the formula you gave me, and oh ya, I cut a little from the pads,” I was blown away. Now this student’s mix had been so clean that it had a glaringly digital feel to it. If the prescription wasn’t more cowbell then it was certainly going to be more additive EQ. Yet here he was following my 5-Bus setup and getting divine results and STILL feeling the need to EQ cut more from his mix. That was pretty much the moment I realized I had a pretty cool technique to share with you.By using the set and forget techniques inside the Bus Compression Framework you’ll achieve the kind of rich and vibrant analog sound we typically associate with expensive mastering. Not only will your mixes sound richer and more vibrant, but the 5-bus setup I’m going to show you will literally multiply the space and magnitude of your mixes. The Bus Compression Framework does this by using a combination of restrictive and open compression settings to create more contrast within your mixes. As you increase the amount of contrast in your mixes you get increasing levels of perceived depth. But like anything, if you utilize too much contrast you'll end up with a poorly balanced mix that sounds all over the place. What's awesome about this technique is that it's a step by step formula for guaranteeing your mix has a professional sound. Now not all mixing is formulaic, but my students have said the techniques in this book coupled with The 3-Space Reverb Framework literally upgraded the sound of their music by leaps and bounds. Not only will your mixes become more expansive but instruments will play together like they were meant to be. Now when I say this technique gives your mixes a perfectly analog sound I mean all the benefits of analog. That means you get the organically pleasing sound of analog while avoiding the pitfalls of emulating analog within a DAW. It’s easy to tell when people fail at emulating analog. Their mixes are too colored, overly murky and they lack detail simply because they’ve used too much saturation. Too much of anything is a bad thing and if you keep adding harmonics everywhere then they'll eventually clog up your mix.As you read this book, I'll be showing you how to infuse your mixes with analog richness while also maintaining the type of clarity expected from modern recordings.By using The Bus Compression Framework your mixes will naturally come together. Mixing will feel much more organic and you'll actually have fun mixing instead of feeling like you're solving problem after problem.Now if you want an immediately professional, radio ready sound, then pick up your copy of The Bus Compression Framework.

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Music: An Appreciation, Brief Edition

Pdf eBooks Music: An Appreciation, Brief Edition

Pdf:Music: An Appreciation, Brief Edition.Music: An Appreciation remains the time-tested solution for welcoming non-majors to the art oflistening to great music. Now, Roger Kamien places a renewed focus on learningthe elements of music, fostering each student’s unique path to listening andunderstanding. This is achieved through step-by-step guidance as they learn theelements of music, as well as an increased number of musical selections to appreciate,and an enhanced McGraw-Hill Connect experience. As the authority in the Music Appreciationcourse, Kamien equips students with the language, tools and listening skillsrequired to sustain a life-long enthusiasm for music.

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Noise Uprising: The Audiopolitics of a World Musical Revolution

Pdf eBooks Noise Uprising: The Audiopolitics of a World Musical Revolution

Pdf:Noise Uprising: The Audiopolitics of a World Musical Revolution.A radically new reading of the origins of recorded music Noise Uprising brings to life the moment and sounds of a cultural revolution. Between the development of electrical recording in 1925 and the outset of the Great Depression in the early 1930s, the soundscape of modern times unfolded in a series of obscure recording sessions, as hundreds of unknown musicians entered makeshift studios to record the melodies and rhythms of urban streets and dancehalls. The musical styles and idioms etched onto shellac disks reverberated around the globe: among them Havana’s son, Rio’s samba, New Orleans’ jazz, Buenos Aires’ tango, Seville’s flamenco, Cairo’s tarab, Johannesburg’s marabi, Jakarta’s kroncong, and Honolulu’s hula. They triggered the first great battle over popular music and became the soundtrack to decolonization.

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The Complete Guide to Building With Rocks & Stone: Stonework Projects and Techniques Explained Simply (Back-To-Basics)

Pdf eBooks The Complete Guide to Building With Rocks & Stone: Stonework Projects and Techniques Explained Simply (Back-To-Basics)

Pdf:The Complete Guide to Building With Rocks & Stone: Stonework Projects and Techniques Explained Simply (Back-To-Basics).This book is designed to walk homeowners through the process of developing, planning, and implementing a stone building project. Starting with the basics, you will learn about the common types of stone and where natural stone is found throughout the United States, as well as how to gather your own fieldstone. You will learn how to use stone as a building material, including where to acquire it, as well as how it is cut, sold, and used in various projects. You will learn what tools you need for stonework and how to start working with dry stone, how to work with mortared stone, and the correct way to pour and mix cement. This book will even teach you how your children can be involved with your stonework projects.You will save significant money and increase the value of your house by building your own stone structures in and around your home. This book provides detailed instructions that make seemingly complex projects easy. You will learn how to build stone walls, mailboxes, and fireplaces. You can enhance your backyard with the addition of a stone patio, arch, barbeque pit, rock garden, and a pond, complete with a stone bridge.If you have an existing stone structure on your property, you will learn how to restore it and give it the face-lift it needs. If your property has a structure beyond repair, this book will help you recycle its stone or bricks. Additionally, dozens of stonecutting experts were interviewed for this book, providing insight and experience in using stone as a building material. With The Complete Guide to Building with Rocks & Stone, you will learn how you can start using stone for everything from new projects to restoring existing stone structures. For anyone considering a stone building project, this book is an excellent resource for you. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president’s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed. This Atlantic Publishing eBook was professionally written, edited, fact checked, proofed and designed. The print version of this book is 288 pages and you receive exactly the same content. Over the years our books have won dozens of book awards for content, cover design and interior design including the prestigious Benjamin Franklin award for excellence in publishing. We are proud of the high quality of our books and hope you will enjoy this eBook version.

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Calligraphy for Beginners: Hand Lettering Made Easy Using Faux Calligraphy

Pdf eBooks Calligraphy for Beginners: Hand Lettering Made Easy  Using Faux Calligraphy

Pdf:Calligraphy for Beginners: Hand Lettering Made Easy Using Faux Calligraphy.Would you like to learn calligraphy or hand lettering the easy way? Calligraphy is a hobby that can bring you so much joy, but it can also be very frustrating to learn in the beginning. I know from experience.In the summer of 2016, I decided to learn hand lettering to create coloring pages for my book, Broken Crayons Still Color. I watched every video I could find and tried all the recommended techniques. However, no matter what I did, even with the best of pens, my lettering looked horrible.Let's admit it: Learning calligraphy is not as easy as some of the artists on Instagram make it look.And I was frustrated.I continued my research and discovered faux calligraphy. I decided to use it, along with block lettering, to create my hand-drawn coloring pages.What is faux calligraphy? Faux calligraphy is fake calligraphy. In my opinion, it is the easiest way to get started. You can achieve a beautiful outcome almost right away, even with your own handwriting. In this book, Calligraphy for Beginners, I will walk you through the steps of how to get started as well as the mistakes to avoid.In calligraphy, your letters will have thick downstrokes and thin upstrokes. With faux calligraphy, you simply add the thickness to your downstrokes after you write the letters. It’s a three-step process you’ll learn in chapter three. Traditional calligraphy and brush lettering require months of consistent practice to train your hand and develop the muscle memory required to achieve the thick and thin strokes.Even after years of practice, I continue to improve every day. And, honestly, I notice the difference in my lettering if I don’t practice consistently for several weeks.Therefore, if you want to achieve a beautiful outcome right away or need to use lettering for a project immediately (like I did), faux calligraphy is a great way to get started. It's a fun way to add text to coloring pages and create beautiful artwork, hand-lettered cards, bookmarks, and so much more.Bonus: As a bonus to this book, you get free access to my faux calligraphy online class ($39 value). To make it as easy as possible for you, I filmed a video demonstrating every letter in the alphabet. Plus, you can download my practice sheets to print off for reference and blank practice sheets for your own lettering.Click the buy button and let's get started!

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The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering: Create and Develop Your Own Style

Pdf eBooks The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering: Create and Develop Your Own Style

Pdf:The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering: Create and Develop Your Own Style.Ubiquitous at boutiques and cafés, on Etsy and Pinterest, in stationery and home decor, the art of chalk lettering is hotter than ever. Valerie McKeehan, an Etsy standout whose work has been featured in magazines and websites from Good Housekeeping to RealSimple.com, teaches us everything we need to know to create gorgeous hand-drawn chalk designs. The book is also a practice space, with three foldout “chalkboards”—the inside cover and foldout back cover are lined with blackboard paper. In over 60 lessons, learn the ABCs of lettering (literally) and basic styles: serif, sans serif, and script. Next, how to lay out a design, combine various styles into one cohesive piece, add shadows and dimension. Master more advanced letter styles, from faceted to ribbon to “vintage circus.” Use banners, borders, flourishes. And finally, 12 projects to show off your newfound skills: including a Winter Wonderland Snow Globe; a smartphone-themed birthday card to text friends and family; a one-of-a-kind party invitation to create, photograph, and mail; and a bake sale sign guaranteed to put everyone who sees it in the mood for a cupcake!

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Hand-Lettering

Pdf eBooks Hand-Lettering

Pdf:Hand-Lettering.Hand-lettering has taken the creative world by storm! Learn the basics of drawing letters and words with this fun, accessible, and interactive book!Learn five major hand-lettering styles, then transform your writing into art.Sections demonstrate how to embellish your letters, mix different styles for emphasis and flare, add decorative effects like shading, and combine text and illustration.Easy-to-follow tutorials and sections to trace, color, or complete make hand-lettering approachable for anyone.Project ideas demonstrate ways to brighten everyday items, create striking art, and add a meaningful touch to gifts through hand-lettering.Full-color illustrations and photos throughout.By popular Florida-based illustrator and designer Megan Wells.

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Minimalism: The Unspeakable Joy of Less: Discover Your Path to Radiant Joy, Unshakable Peace and Deeply Satisfying Liberation (変える Book 1)

Pdf eBooks Minimalism: The Unspeakable Joy of Less: Discover Your Path to Radiant Joy, Unshakable Peace and Deeply Satisfying Liberation (変える Book 1)

Pdf:Minimalism: The Unspeakable Joy of Less: Discover Your Path to Radiant Joy, Unshakable Peace and Deeply Satisfying Liberation (変える Book 1).What will it benefit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul? There are so many people that are consumed by the rat race of life.They are forever trying to find a way in which to possess senseless things which can never bring true happiness and fulfillment, and throughout the process, they have lost things which are truly valuable. They end up being so overwhelmed, depressed, and purposeless despite all they have achieved. Tabata Yukio used to be one of them until one day when he finally had enough of it. He discovered minimalism in 2004 at the lowest point of his life when his business went bankrupt. He has found his deeper meaning of life through minimalism after years of incessant learning and self-discovery. Now, he has dedicated his life to helping others achieve the same as well. In "The Unspeakable Joy of Less", Tabata Yukio reveals his secrets on: How to experience the joy of letting go Realizing how all the stuff you own imprison you How to reprogram your belief system How to invite minimalism into your life How to cast out your fears and be truly liberated How to truly love yourself How to set powerful minimalist goals that actually workMuch, much more!Want to know more about how this book can change your life? Check out the Table of Content by clicking "LOOK INSIDE" Now! !Download your copy today!Take action now and reshape your destiny forever! Get this book for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

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The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home

Pdf eBooks The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home

Pdf:The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home.From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Girls of Atomic City comes the fascinating true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore—the largest, grandest residence ever built in the United States.Orphaned at a young age, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser claimed lineage from one of New York’s best known families. She grew up in Newport and Paris, and her engagement and marriage to George Vanderbilt was one of the most watched events of Gilded Age society. But none of this prepared her to be mistress of Biltmore House. Before their marriage, the wealthy and bookish Vanderbilt had dedicated his life to creating a spectacular European-style estate on 125,000 acres of North Carolina wilderness. He summoned the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to tame the grounds, collaborated with celebrated architect Richard Morris Hunt to build a 175,000-square-foot chateau, filled it with priceless art and antiques, and erected a charming village beyond the gates. Newlywed Edith was now mistress of an estate nearly three times the size of Washington, DC and benefactress of the village and surrounding rural area. When fortunes shifted and changing times threatened her family, her home, and her community, it was up to Edith to save Biltmore—and secure the future of the region and her husband’s legacy. The story of Biltmore spans World Wars, the Jazz Age, the Depression, and generations of the famous Vanderbilt family, and features a captivating cast of real-life characters including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Teddy Roosevelt, John Singer Sargent, James Whistler, Henry James, and Edith Wharton. The Last Castle is the unique American story of how the largest house in America flourished, faltered, and ultimately endured to this day.

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Writing Better Lyrics

Pdf eBooks Writing Better Lyrics

Pdf:Writing Better Lyrics.The Must-Have Guide for SongwritersWriting Better Lyrics has been a staple for songwriters for nearly two decades. Now this revised and updated 2nd Edition provides effective tools for everything from generating ideas, to understanding the form and function of a song, to fine-tuning lyrics.Perfect for new and experienced songwriters alike, this time-tested classic covers the basics in addition to more advanced techniques.Songwriters will discover:How to use sense-bound imagery to enhance a song's emotional impact on listenersTechniques for avoiding clichés and creating imaginative metaphors and similesWays to use repetition as an assetHow to successfully manipulate meterInstruction for matching lyrics with musicWays to build on ideas and generate effective titlesAdvice for working with a co-writerAnd much moreFeaturing updated and expanded chapters, 50 fun songwriting exercises, and examples from more than 20 chart-toppings songs, Writing Better Lyrics gives you all of the professional and creative insight you need to write powerful lyrics and put your songs in the spotlight where they belong.

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Song Starters: 365 Lyric, Melody, Chord Ideas to Kickstart Your Songwriting

Pdf eBooks Song Starters: 365 Lyric, Melody, Chord Ideas to Kickstart Your Songwriting

Pdf:Song Starters: 365 Lyric, Melody, Chord Ideas to Kickstart Your Songwriting.With Song Starters, you'll spend more time creating and less time struggling to come up with ideas. Discover an endless supply of exciting, creative concepts that will launch song after song. Use the Starters to spark a brainstorm or set a series of notes in motion, get your feet dancing or fill your head with music. Listen to hit song examples as you work. All of the Starters are based on time-tested concepts used by hit songwriters, but you make them your own.365 ways to fuel your songwriting creativity:· 183 lyric situations, characters, emotions, and title ideas· 45 ways to easily create music tracks to write to· 42 melody patterns, phrase ideas, and note rhythms· 17 contemporary chord progressions· 22 ways to rewrite a song using Song Starters...plus a grab bag of 56 assorted whimsical, stimulating, inspiring launch pads for lyrics, melodies, and chords that will let you free your muse and write from your heart. With Song Starters, you'll never have to face another blank page.

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Beyond Rhythm Guitar: Riffs, Licks and Fills: Build Riffs, Fills & Solos around the most Important Chord Shapes in Rock & Blues guitar (Play Rhythm Guitar)

Pdf eBooks Beyond Rhythm Guitar: Riffs, Licks and Fills: Build Riffs, Fills & Solos around the most Important Chord Shapes in Rock & Blues guitar (Play Rhythm Guitar)

Pdf:Beyond Rhythm Guitar: Riffs, Licks and Fills: Build Riffs, Fills & Solos around the most Important Chord Shapes in Rock & Blues guitar (Play Rhythm Guitar).Go Beyond Rhythm Guitar to Seamlessly Blend Guitar Chords with Licks, Riffs and FillsBecome an Accomplished Accompanist!Learn to Effortlessly Combine Rhythm and Lead Guitar SimultaneouslyDevelop a Language of Musical Fills around Every Common Chord ShapeWeave Lead Guitar Licks into Chords for Blues, Pop, Rock, and Acoustic GuitarDiscover how to use Drone Notes to make Beautiful MusicInstantly Create Beautiful Solo Guitar Lines while playing Capo ChordsMaster Complete Musical Studies and Impressive Pieces that Combine Rhythm and Lead GuitarLearn with Tablature, Notation and Hundreds of Audio Examples of Exciting Solo Chord ArrangementsBeyond Rhythm GuitarIs your guitar chord playing boring?Do you want to add melodic fills to your rhythm guitar playing and stay in time?Do you need to find melodies that fit around every chord?Want to confidently combine great chords with interesting licks in most modern styles?Do you want to learn rhythm and lead in the style of the world's greatest guitarists?Do you want hundreds of chords, licks and tricks to enrich your rhythm guitar playing? Have you ever wondered how great rhythm guitarists combine chord playing with seamless, interesting and creative fills… and barely seem to move their fingers?Beyond Rhythm Guitar takes you on a journey of discovery that teaches you the best ways to build fills and solo guitar lines around the most important chords on the guitar. You’ll learn the scale shapes, approaches and secret techniques that the best guitar players use to add melody lines to guitar chords.With over 200 notated audio examples, every essential chord is dissected while you are taught how to use their unique shapes to form lead lines that fit seamlessly into your playing.  From open chords, to using capos and decorating barre chords in rock and blues guitar, Beyond Rhythm Guitar is a pop, rock and blues-focused study method that will help you create beautiful and interesting guitar melodies around chords.You will quickly become the ‘go-to guitarist’ when it’s time to accompany singers and instrumentalists Here’s What You Get:106 Pages of rhythm guitar essentials stuffed with over 200 individually recorded examples – Learn to add exciting lead fills based around essential chord shapes.A complete course in rhythm guitar mastery – From simple scales to advanced lead guitar licks that teach you to play professional-sounding rhythm guitar: effortlessly.Detailed discussion of scale choice, fitting licks around chords, stylistics and genre.Complete solo rhythm studies that let you create real music from the concepts covered.Every essential chord, technique, scale, lick, fill, and trick to get you playing the right way as quickly as possible.Learn to combine sequences of chords and fills to effortlessly create your own musical rhythm guitar partsDiscussion and breakdown of accompanying vocalists and playing in a stripped-down setting Bonus! – A complete section on Capo playing and transposing what you know into new keys.Hear it!Reading music from paper is one thing, but once you hear how to apply it, it becomes music. Beyond Rhythm Guitar contains hundreds of supporting audio examples to help you get inside the music and quickly apply every new concept in a musical way.Buy it Now and Go Beyond Rhythm Guitar…

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The First 100 Chords for Guitar: How to Learn and Play Guitar Chords: The Complete Beginner Guitar Method (Essential Guitar Methods)

Pdf eBooks The First 100 Chords for Guitar: How to Learn and Play Guitar Chords: The Complete Beginner Guitar Method (Essential Guitar Methods)

Pdf:The First 100 Chords for Guitar: How to Learn and Play Guitar Chords: The Complete Beginner Guitar Method (Essential Guitar Methods).Master Essential Guitar Chords and Establish Good Habits for a Lifetime Discover how to play every essential chord on guitarUnderstand how chords work togetherBuild chord progressions and master strummingUnderstand chord theory and constructionInstantly apply and use chords to make songs The First 100 Chords for Guitarists Are you struggling to learn guitar chords?Would you like an effective way to memorize, play and combine chords to make music on the guitar?Do you want to confidently strum rhythms the right way?Do you want to build perfect practice habits that will stay with you for a lifetime? The First 100 Chords for Guitar will teach you to correctly fret, strum and combine the essential chords in music to become a better musician, quickly and easily. Here’s What You Get: A complete course, building from the first essential guitar chords to help you memorize, understand and apply chords musically.A proven practice routine that helps you build muscle memory, great technique and musical knowledge.Understanding of how to play chords the right way, and the theory of how they are constructedOne instant trick to teach your fingers how to move - subconsciously Bonus One: Learn to link chords together in a truly unique, musical way. Linking chords means practice is always fun as you explore creative ideas.Bonus Two: A complete guide to essential strumming patterns on guitar. Are you Missing Part of the Puzzle? Most guitar beginners know a few chords but few actually understand that it is quick and easy to expand that vocabulary into hundreds of chords and colors.The First 100 Chords for Guitar is not simply a cold list of chords, it’s a complete guitar method for beginners that teaches you how to practice for a lifetime of good guitar habits.From the most basic chords, right through to some rich and exciting advanced voicings, you will be guided in small friendly steps. Throughout, there is an emphasis on using the correct fingers, changing chords smoothly, building great technique and developing creativity.Test Yourself!  At the end of each chapter, the newly introduced chords are combined into real-life chord progressions. How to Practice! – Also included is a detailed ‘How to Practice’ section along with dedicated chapters on Essential Strumming Patterns and some Chord Theory. Hear it!Learning chords from paper is one thing, but once you hear how to apply them, they become music. The First 100 Chords for Guitarists contains many supporting audio examples to help you get inside the music, and quickly apply every new chord in a musical situation.Get the audio for free from our dedicated website. This book is Free on Kindle Unlimited

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SONGWRITING: How To Start A Song: Song Structure, Title Ideas, Chord Progressions, Songwriting Inspiration & Tips

Pdf eBooks SONGWRITING: How To Start A Song: Song Structure, Title Ideas, Chord Progressions, Songwriting Inspiration & Tips

Pdf:SONGWRITING: How To Start A Song: Song Structure, Title Ideas, Chord Progressions, Songwriting Inspiration & Tips.10 Ways to Start a Song: Find Your Best! What I am going to do in this songwriting book is tell you some great tips that will help you write a song and get rid of that creative block you can experience from time to time. You feel like having no talent or abilities. Then start with any of the recommended ways, and slowly you will discover your strengths. I believe, if God has put in your heart a desire to write songs, He has also given you an ability to do it. It is important to use your strengths instead of torturing yourself with things you are not good at doing. Songwriting should be fun! Some of chapters are: How to Start Inspiration and CreativityMindsetMotivation (How to Stay Motivated)Starting With a Musical Phrase That Comes Into Your MindSong StructureContrastsStarting with a melodyWriting a Song on GuitarStarting With a Chord ProgressionStarting With a Guitar Riff Starting With LyricsStarting With a TitleWriting a Song If You Don’t Play Any Instrument etc. Get started right away. Download "HOW TO START A SONG ". The book helps to take a fresh look at the process of songwriting.

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The Addiction Formula: A holistic approach to writing captivating, memorable hit songs. With 317 proven commercial techniques and 331 examples. (Holistic Songwriting Book 1)

Pdf eBooks The Addiction Formula: A holistic approach to writing captivating, memorable hit songs. With 317 proven commercial techniques and 331 examples. (Holistic Songwriting Book 1)

Pdf:The Addiction Formula: A holistic approach to writing captivating, memorable hit songs. With 317 proven commercial techniques and 331 examples. (Holistic Songwriting Book 1).Discover The Songwriting Technique Used In 97% Of All Hit SongsHow To Use Subtle Psychological Triggers To Captivate ANY Audience.Writing Pop, Rock, RnB or Hip Hop has never been easier or more fun.Master The Art Of Writing Addicting SongsMusic is a tough industry to break into. With production gear being affordable for the first time in history, it seems like EVERYONE is making music these days. Getting noticed in the continuous stream of information that is the internet seems almost impossible.BUT: There is a technique designed specifically to captivate and hook an audience and with The Addiction Formula, you can learn it in a couple of hours. You will learn all about Lyric-Less Storytelling, a technique used by the most successful songwriters of our time. If you've always wanted to know how to write songs that stick out and speak to a large audience, this is the book for you.The Songwriting Book For A New Generation Of SongwritersThe 60s are OVER! Songwriting today is a very different experience than it was when the Beatles were on the air. By combining Arrangement, Harmony, Melody, Rhythm, Lyrics and Production in one deviously simple technique it is the first songwriting book that speaks to an all-writing, all-producing DIY generation.Includes over 317 Techniques You Will Be Able To Use INSTANTLY Part 2 of The Addiction Formula is almost like a dictionary of hit songwriting techniques. All the tools are hand-picked from hit songs of the past 30 years. But this book is far more than just a list of tips and tricks: The Addiction Formula also shows you how the techniques can be applied to your songs. It puts all of what you learn into perspective and shows you how they all fit together.With 331 Examples Incl. Songs By Rihanna, Katy Perry, Drake and Maroon 5Are you sick and tired of being taught techniques based on some old County song you've never heard of? One of my guidelines for writing this book was to only include hit songs from the past 30 years.Every single technique in The Addiction Formula is proven with one or more examples to show it in action and to help you learn it quickly and easy. I mean, hey, you get to learn by listening to the songs you listen to anyways! It's fun, quick and practical.Scroll up and get your copy NOW!

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First Chord Progressions for Guitar: Learn the most important chord sequences for songwriting and playing guitar (Guitar Chord Progressions)

Pdf eBooks First Chord Progressions for Guitar: Learn the most important chord sequences for songwriting and playing guitar (Guitar Chord Progressions)

Pdf:First Chord Progressions for Guitar: Learn the most important chord sequences for songwriting and playing guitar (Guitar Chord Progressions).Discover the Most Essential Chord Progressions on Guitar•   Learn every common chord progression for songwriting and jamming.•   Master open and barre chords that add depth and excitement to your music.•   Discover picking, strumming and arpeggio patterns you can apply to any style...•   Learn a musical short hand that lets you play any chord sequence in any key!•   Includes detailed advice on creative application to make you stand out from the crowd... First Chord Progressions for Guitar•   Are you struggling to write songs, or do you want to develop chord knowledge for jamming on guitar?•   Are you missing out on gigging opportunities because your knowledge of chord progressions is limited?•   Do you need to apply guitar chord progressions musically, or supercharge your creativity?•   Do you want to immediately recognize and play any song on the radio?•   Is it time to develop versatility in multiple popular guitar styles? First Chord Progressions for Guitar breaks down the barrier between boring theory and exciting musical application. It is a direct, hands-on guide that gets you playing creative chord sequences on guitar...instantly.With detailed chapters on Pop, Rock, Blues, Funk, and even Jazz chord sequences, you’ll always have the perfect chord sequece to play when a creative moment arises.As well as learning chord sequences on guitar, you will also learn plenty of picking, strumming and rhythmic techniques so you can get inside the chord progression and lock in with the band.Once you have learnt each essential chord sequence, you will be taught to instantly play it in any key... There'll be no more problems with awkward singers!You’ll master the music, then master the theory of chord sequences on guitar for a lifetime of exciting creativity. Here’s What You Get:•   Breakdown and practical application of the 20+ guitar chord sequences that comprise over 90% of modern music.  •   Practical strumming patterns, picking ideas, chord fragments, grooves and more...•   A complete guide to understanding and applying chord sequence theory.•   One instant trick to help you play any chord sequence, in any key.•   A dedicated section on beautiful, lush, open chords that will make your audience cry out for more.•   12 backing tracks to help you hone your guitar chord skills.•   A creative guide to using chord fragments: Use the minimum of notes to lay down the maximum of groove. Bonuses:Bonus One: Four perfect routines that let you dominate your practice time. Bonus Two: Over 100 audio examples to download for freeHear it!Learning guitar chord progressions from a book is one thing, but once you hear how to apply them, they become music. First Chord Progressions for Guitar contains over 100 supporting audio examples to help you get inside the music, and quickly apply each new lick in a musical situation.musical situation.

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Great Songwriting Techniques

Pdf eBooks Great Songwriting Techniques

Pdf:Great Songwriting Techniques.In Great Songwriting Techniques, veteran composer and teacher Jack Perricone shares years of experience in the art, science, and pedagogy of songwriting to teach readers the craft. Whether they write for a small group of friends or in the hopes of creating a smash hit, aspiring songwriters can learn how to focus on topics essential to their success in this competitive field; every songwriter must be aware of audience, thick-skinned enough to handle rejection and competition, and most importantly have the confidence to master the craft of composing and producing. Perricone teaches readers to accomplish this through a targeted series of lessons on key elements of songwriting from building blocks like melody, harmony, and rhythm to more advanced topics like lyric placement and tone texture. Chapters explore loop-based harmonic patterns, tone tendencies, form, function, and lyric writing, all in service of preparing the aspiring songwriter to be a master of prosody and keen in understanding the relationship between words and music. The volume includes examples of exceptional songwriting from well-known artists such as Irving Berlin, Prince, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake, and Taylor Swift.

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Arranging for Strings

Pdf eBooks Arranging for Strings

Pdf:Arranging for Strings.(Berklee Guide). Learn to use strings in your compositions and arrangements! From romantic chord pads to powerful grooves to gut-wrenching passionate melodies, strings do it all. This book presents time-tested techniques and contemporary developments in writing and arranging for strings. You'll learn strategies for authentic writing in many different styles and find ideas to take your personal sound forward. Discover voicings that work best for each project and explore the intricacies of bowing. Hear articulation approaches from pads to chopping in the online audio examples. See how other composers have used strings to heighten the impact of their music in the written examples. Make your work stand out with the drama and depth that well informed string writing can bring. You will learn: * The tunings, range, and timbres for the violin, viola, cello, and bass, including standard instruments and common variations, including acoustic, electric, and synthesized string instruments and sections * Bowing techniques and possibilities * Characteristic articulations and sounds, such as vibrato, pizzicato, sul tasto, trills, tremolos, and harmonics * Timbral and rhythm effects, such as chop technique, ponticello/feedback, portamento, and falls * String-section arranging techniques, such as melody/countermelody, fills, pads, and comping * Stylistic nuances of genres such as American roots, Celtic, jazz, rock, klezmer, eastern European, Gypsy jazz, and swing * Mic, recording, and live sound techniques for capturing the best string sounds for both acoustic and electric instruments

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Counterpoint and How to Use It in Your Music

Pdf eBooks Counterpoint and How to Use It in Your Music

Pdf:Counterpoint and How to Use It in Your Music.Counterpoint is an approach to musical composition based on the union of independent and interdependent melodies. "Counterpoint and How to Use It in Your Music" is a step-by-step course in counterpoint, and shows you how to apply it in your own music, whether you write contemporary pop songs or pieces for orchestral or traditional instruments.

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Spruce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design

Pdf eBooks Spruce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design

Pdf:Spruce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design.Discover the joys of upholstery and bring new life to your worn-out furniture. With a few basic tools, an eye for color, and some ingenuity, you can customize your home with fabrics and textures that reflect your unique personality. This comprehensive guide features more than 900 photographs and includes five projects designed to teach you all you need to know to reupholster any piece of furniture. You’ll soon be confidently stripping down old sofas, stuffing sagging ottomans, and revamping chairs with your own distinctive style. 

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Chalk Painting 101: Upcycle Furniture & Home Decor in 10 Easy Steps

Pdf eBooks Chalk Painting 101: Upcycle Furniture & Home Decor in 10 Easy Steps

Pdf:Chalk Painting 101: Upcycle Furniture & Home Decor in 10 Easy Steps.Did you know creating stylish furniture and home decor doesn´t have to be stressful? With this book and a little chalk paint, you will discover how simple it can be to turn your hand-me-down furniture and thrifted finds into one-of-a-kind treasures. Why settle for cookie cutter decor when you can paint unique statement pieces for your home that reflect your personal style? Chalk Painting 101 will empower you to create a collected over time vibe in your home without breaking the bank. As an art teacher, I have always had a knack for upcycling vintage furniture with paint but when I began posting my reimagined pieces on social media, I discovered most people are hesitant to try chalk painting their own home decor. The comment I heard most was, ¨I could never create something like that!¨ The truth is, chalk painting is a simple process anyone can learn.I understand how intimidating it can be to get started, so I will walk you through the process as I paint a piece right along with you. Since my book is written with beginners in mind, the process is simple and completely stress free. The step-by-step color photos and inspiring before and after pics will inspire you to pick up a brush and start painting. Well, what are you waiting for? Itś time to go create!HAPPY PAINTING!

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WOODWORKING for Beginners: The Ultimate Woodworking Guide and Projects for Beginners!

Pdf eBooks WOODWORKING for Beginners: The Ultimate Woodworking Guide and Projects for Beginners!

Pdf:WOODWORKING for Beginners: The Ultimate Woodworking Guide and Projects for Beginners!.Learn the Best Woodworking Techniques Today! As a person who just got recently interested in woodworking, you need to gain a lowdown on this hobby, so you can fully immerse yourself on what this activity is all about. Woodworking is a craft that asks but a few things from its pursuers: Firstly, one needs creativity. Everyone is born with this trait, but a woodworker must develop a real desire to create using wood in order to fully appreciate this craft.Secondly, craftsmen require patience and care to ensure the quality of their craft. This observance to properness produces woodwork of fine quality and helps develop and improve skill.Lastly, the craftsman’s tools. A woodworker would be lost without his most basic kit, which usually consists of his handsaw, pocket-knife and oil stone to sharpen his blades. A small assortment of wood scraps set aside to supplement whatever project you are making will also come in handy. However, this is not the complete set of basic tools a woodworker has to have, but the set that he absolutely must have in any situation.In "The Ultimate Woodworking Guide and Projects for Beginners!” you will learn everything every beginner needs to know, from setting up a workshop, scrutinizing wood, the basic safety rules of woodworking, and putting your knowledge into practice.Here Is A Preview Of What You’ll Learn... Start with the Basics Your Materials and Tools Getting to Know Woodworking Simple Patterns to Try Sample Beginner Projects Tools of the Trade Much, much more!Download your copy today!

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DIY Projects: Save Time & Money Maintaining Your Home With Simple DIY Household Hacks, Home Remedies: Increase Productivity & Save Time with Frugal Living ... And Organizing, Increase Productivity)

Pdf eBooks DIY Projects: Save Time & Money Maintaining Your Home With Simple DIY Household Hacks, Home Remedies: Increase Productivity & Save Time with Frugal Living ... And Organizing, Increase Productivity)

Pdf:DIY Projects: Save Time & Money Maintaining Your Home With Simple DIY Household Hacks, Home Remedies: Increase Productivity & Save Time with Frugal Living ... And Organizing, Increase Productivity).Take Your House To The Next Level With These Easy, Inexpensive DIY Household Projects!* * * BONUS CONTENT INCLUDED * * *Are You Ready To Learn How To Easily Increase Your Productivity, Reduce Clutter, Increase Value & Organize Your Household With Easy To Follow Projects?!If So You’ve Come To The Right Place!A messy house often results in an equally as messy mind, I speak from my own experience. When my house is messy, unorganized and full of clutter my productivity and overall happiness are generally quite low. These simple DIY Household Projects that I’m about to share with you have ensured that my house is always looking great and increasing in value. The best part of all is these Household Projects are super EASY to follow and do not require a lot to implement, there’s literally no reason for you (or I, for that matter) to live in a cluttered, unattractive, unproductive house again! My goal is to share with you a plethora of DIY Projects.Here’s A Preview Of What DIY Projects For Beginners Contains…An Introduction To DIY Household ProjectsDIY House Painting Projects & HacksTool Shed And Garage Projects & HacksRecycling & Sustainability Projcts & Household HacksProjects To Ensure You Never Get A Clogged Drain, Tap Or Anything For That Matter Again!How To Fix Any Ding, Dent Or MarkAnd Much, Much More!Scroll Up And Download Your Copy Now!Take advantage of these DIY Household Projects and improve your productivity, organization, value and appearance of your home today!

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Now I Sit Me Down: From Klismos to Plastic Chair: A Natural History

Pdf eBooks Now I Sit Me Down: From Klismos to Plastic Chair: A Natural History

Pdf:Now I Sit Me Down: From Klismos to Plastic Chair: A Natural History.Have you ever wondered where rocking chairs came from, or why cheap plastic chairs are suddenly everywhere?In Now I Sit Me Down, the distinguished architect and writer Witold Rybczynski chronicles the history of the chair from the folding stools of pharaonic Egypt to the ubiquitous stackable monobloc chairs of today. He tells the stories of the inventor of the bentwood chair, Michael Thonet, and of the creators of the first molded-plywood chair, Charles and Ray Eames. He reveals the history of chairs to be a social history--of different ways of sitting, of changing manners and attitudes, and of varying tastes. The history of chairs is the history of who we are. We learn how the ancient Chinese switched from sitting on the floor to sitting in a chair, and how the iconic chair of Middle America--the Barcalounger--traces its roots back to the Bauhaus. Rybczynski weaves a rich tapestry that draws on art and design history, personal experience, and historical accounts. And he pairs these stories with his own delightful hand-drawn illustrations: colonial rockers and English cabrioles, languorous chaise longues, and no-nonsense ergonomic task chairs--they're all here.The famous Danish furniture designer Hans Wegner once remarked, "A chair is only finished when someone sits in it." As Rybczynski tells it, the way we choose to sit and what we choose to sit on speak volumes about our values, our tastes, and the things we hold dear.

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The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics

Pdf eBooks The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics

Pdf:The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics.For any writer who wants to become an expert comic-book storyteller, The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics is the definitive, one-stop resource!In this valuable guide, Dennis O’Neil, a living legend in the comics industry, reveals his insider tricks and no-fail techniques for comic storytelling. Readers will discover the various methods of writing scripts (full script vs. plot first), as well as procedures for developing a story structure, building subplots, creating well-rounded characters, and much more. O’Neil also explains the many diverse formats for comic books, including graphic novels, maxi-series, mega-series, and adaptation. Of course, there are also dozens of guidelines for writing proposals to editors that command attention and get results.

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The Art of Comic Book Writing: The Definitive Guide to Outlining, Scripting, and Pitching Your Sequential Art Stories

Pdf eBooks The Art of Comic Book Writing: The Definitive Guide to Outlining, Scripting, and Pitching Your Sequential Art Stories

Pdf:The Art of Comic Book Writing: The Definitive Guide to Outlining, Scripting, and Pitching Your Sequential Art Stories.A practical guide for beginner and advanced comic book writers that outlines the steps needed to successfully craft a story for sequential art.      With this latest book in the SCAD Creative Essentials series from the esteemed Savannah College of Art and Design, comics writer and instructor Mark Kneece gives aspiring comic book writers the essential tools they need to write scripts for sequential art with confidence and success. He provides a practical set of guidelines favored by many comic book publishers and uses a unique trial and error approach to show would-be scribes the potential pitfalls they might encounter when seeking a career in comics writing. Supported by examples of scripting from SCAD's students, faculty, and alumni,The Art of Comic Book Writing strips away the mysteries of this popular artform and provides real-world advice and easy-to-follow examples for those looking to write for the comics medium.

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Scales & Music Theory: Learn Scales And The Theory Behind Them And Give Yourself A Huge Advantage

Pdf eBooks Scales & Music Theory: Learn Scales And The Theory Behind Them And Give Yourself A Huge Advantage

Pdf:Scales & Music Theory: Learn Scales And The Theory Behind Them And Give Yourself A Huge Advantage.Learn musical scales and the theory behind them, and give yourself a huge advantage.This book will teach you how to form the most important musical scales. It will also teach you the theory behind scales, and this will give you a BIG advantage as a player.Everything is properly explained for you to fully understand. This book will totally demystify musical scales for you.Learning scales, the theory behind them, and music theory in general is an advantage not only for those who major in music. It's a plus for any person interested in music or who has musical talent. It will give you an edge.The book, Scales & Music Theory: Learn Scales And The Theory Behind Them And Give Yourself A Huge Advantage will provide you with the knowledge you need as a musician; and knowledge is power! Do yourself a great favor by getting a copy of this informative book. Here's a preview of what you will learn in this book.How to Read the Circle of FifthsThe Order of Sharps and Flats Key Signatures and Major ScalesHow to Form a Major Scale – Another MethodDiagrams of Scales on the Treble ClefThe Circle of Fifths, Minor Keys and Natural Minor ScalesHow to Form a Natural Minor Scale – Another MethodHow to Form a Harmonic Minor ScaleHow to Form a Melodic Minor ScaleHow to Form Major Pentatonic ScalesHow to Form Minor Pentatonic ScalesThe Chromatic ScaleHow to Form the Blues ScaleWhole Tone ScalesA Lot MoreThis book will give you an upper hand in music. Get your copy now.

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Dash Diet Cookbook: 250 Easy Instant Pot Recipes for Weight Loss

Pdf eBooks Dash Diet Cookbook: 250 Easy Instant Pot Recipes for Weight Loss

Pdf:Dash Diet Cookbook: 250 Easy Instant Pot Recipes for Weight Loss.The Dash diet is one of the healthiest diets ever and it can only improve your life!This cookbook presents you the best Dash diet recipes prepared in one of the best and most useful kitchen tools available on the market these days - Instant Pot!The instant pot has gained a lot of popularity lately due to the fact that it can help you prepare tasty and very healthy dishes in a very simple manner.Instant pots are a must-have in each kitchen these days and even an amateur can make the best dishes using it.Have a look at some of the recipes you are about to discover:Textured Chicken SoupClassic FrittataSweet Paprika Pork ChopsBrown Rice Breakfast PuddingSausage HashSplit Pea CreamApple Carrots MixStuffed MushroomsItalian Mussels AppetizerGreen Beans Side SaladOrange Cranberry DipPeanut Butter Dates Cream...and many more!Get your copy now!

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Master Piano Chords By Key And Give Yourself A Big Advantage When Playing, Learning Or Writing Songs (What Chords Are In What Key And Why?)

Pdf eBooks Master Piano Chords By Key And Give Yourself A Big Advantage When Playing, Learning Or Writing Songs (What Chords Are In What Key And Why?)

Pdf:Master Piano Chords By Key And Give Yourself A Big Advantage When Playing, Learning Or Writing Songs (What Chords Are In What Key And Why?).Master Piano Chords By Key And Give Yourself A BIG Advantage When Playing, Learning Or Writing Songs!What Chords Are In What Key And Why?If you know what chords are in a particular key, you will have a huge advantage when learning songs or writing your own. If you understand why these chords are in a certain key, you give yourself an even greater advantage! The book, "Master Piano Chords By Key - And Give Yourself A Big Advantage When Playing, Learning Or Writing Songs" will tell you what chords are in every major and minor key. It will also explain why chords are in a specific key. Learn what chords sound good together and take your understanding of chords and chord progressions to another level. Learn the relationship between keys, scales and chords, and your piano-playing, songwriting, composing or improvising abilities are bound to improve. Here's a preview of what's in this exciting book.How to Read the Circle of FifthsHow to Form Major Scales in Every KeyHow to Form Major, Minor and Diminished ChordsWhat is the Chord Pattern for a Major Key?I ii iii IV V vi vii° ChordsExtended ChordsWhat Chords are in Each Major Key?Common Chord Progressions in Major KeysMinor Keys, Minor Scales and the Relative MinorWhat is the Chord Pattern for a Minor Key?i ii° III iv v VI VI ChordsWhat Chords are in Each Minor Key?Common Chord Progressions in Minor KeysA Lot MoreThis book will help you fully understand the theory behind keys and chords, and everything will be clear to you from then on. If you want to become better at playing, figuring out and putting chords together, you absolutely need this book. Get your copy now!

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Mastering Multi-Band Compression: 17 step by step multiband compression techniques for getting flawless mixes (Audio Engineering, Music Production, Sound Design & Mixing Audio Series: Book 4)

Pdf eBooks Mastering Multi-Band Compression: 17 step by step multiband compression techniques for getting flawless mixes (Audio Engineering, Music Production, Sound Design & Mixing Audio Series: Book 4)

Pdf:Mastering Multi-Band Compression: 17 step by step multiband compression techniques for getting flawless mixes (Audio Engineering, Music Production, Sound Design & Mixing Audio Series: Book 4).In Mastering Multi-Band Compression I’m going to be giving you the step by step formula for using multiband compression. By using this formula you’ll get rid of the confusion and discover the benefits of multiband compression. This isn’t another wishy-washy difficult to grasp book on mixing theory. I’m not in the camp of people who will tell you "It all depends." Well actually it does depend-- it depends on the situation. And there are only 2 situations a multiband compressor deals with: Transient Control and Volume Leveling on a per-frequency band basis. By identifying whether you need Transient Control or Volume Leveling you can then literally copy/paste any of my 17 techniques and get the sound you’re after.If you know anything about my mixing philosophy then you know that I’m always aiming for 70% of my instruments to blend together and 30% of my instruments to contrast against that blended backdrop. This allows me to achieve more vibrant levels of contrast and with that 70/30 split a mix becomes increasingly more spacious and clear. This is how we create depth. We like depth. Depth is in fact the exacted result of the formulaic processes I teach.In the end mixing is art and I want the act of doing art to feel simple for you. I already went through my phase of hating presets and it only slowed down my progress. Once I realized that presets are just tutorials, my skills improved geometrically. I’m telling you this because at every level of mixing my primary goal is to simplify the process with set and forget presets. Every skilled producer/engineer I’ve met does this to some degree. Whether we realize it or not habitual mix decisions are in fact presets.As my students have already discovered in "The 3-Space Reverb Framework" and "The Bus Compression Masterclass," some of the most difficult parts of mixing are actually very formulaic. This means they can be replicated and repeated for consistent results across many mediums.Now in this book I’m giving you everything you need to know about multiband compression before even using it. I’ve then gone step by step through each of the 17 ways we use multiband compression. This means I explain exactly how to do something as well as why it works. These 17 step by step techniques will blow you away with their simplicity and effectiveness. You’ll experience the types of actual results you’ve been needing to make those mental connections and reach the final tier of mixing.So buy your copy of Mastering Multi-Band Compression and you’ll never be overwhelmed by Multiband Compression again.

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Musical Composition: Craft and Art

Pdf eBooks Musical Composition: Craft and Art

Pdf:Musical Composition: Craft and Art.An invaluable introduction to the art and craft of musical composition from a distinguished teacher and composer This essential introduction to the art and craft of musical composition is designed to familiarize beginning composers with principles and techniques applicable to a broad range of musical styles, from concert pieces to film scores and video game music. The first of its kind to utilize a style-neutral approach, in addition to presenting the commonly known classical forms, this book offers invaluable general guidance on developing and connecting musical ideas, building to a climax, and other fundamental formal principles. It is designed for both classroom use and independent study.

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சன்னி லியோன் ஹாட்ஸ்: கவர்ச்சியான ஹாட்ஸ்

Pdf eBooks சன்னி லியோன் ஹாட்ஸ்: கவர்ச்சியான ஹாட்ஸ்

Pdf:சன்னி லியோன் ஹாட்ஸ்: கவர்ச்சியான ஹாட்ஸ்.சன்னி லியோனின் கவர்ச்சியான சூடான படங்கள்

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Playboy: The Complete Centerfolds

Pdf eBooks Playboy: The Complete Centerfolds

Pdf:Playboy: The Complete Centerfolds.Following the remarkable success of the 50th year anniversary edition, we're pleased to present Playboy: Centerfolds, 60th Anniversary Edition. The content remains the same—every Centerfold from every issue. That's over 600 beauties with additional Centerfolds through the present to make this Playboy's most complete photographic volume to date. Hefner introduces the book and literary luminaries including Paul Theroux, Jay McInerney, and Daphne Merkin comment on the social mores and cultural climate of each decade. This chronological collection provides an unparalleled view of our evolving appreciation of the female form: from the fifties fantasy of voluptuous blondes to the tawny beach girls of the seventies to the groomed and toned women of today. Playboy: Centerfolds, 60th Anniversary Edition is a breathtaking tour de force.

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mousousyasinkan Fujisawa Tie 001 (Japanese Edition)

Pdf eBooks mousousyasinkan Fujisawa Tie 001 (Japanese Edition)

Pdf:mousousyasinkan Fujisawa Tie 001 (Japanese Edition).あなたのイケナイ妄想を現実にする妄想写真館にようこそ。第四弾は『正しい保健体育の先生が美人だったら』、ある日僕は美人の先生に放課後に居残りで個人授業を受けました。大人の階段を登る方法を実技で手取り足取り教えて頂きました、後の課外授業では復習予習の効果で濃密な時間を過ごす事が出来ました。体が柔らかい『藤沢ちえ』さんが楽しく演じてくれました。(全200ページ)

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Nude, The: Conceptual Approaches to Fine Art Photography

Pdf eBooks Nude, The: Conceptual Approaches to Fine Art Photography

Pdf:Nude, The: Conceptual Approaches to Fine Art Photography.Images of the nude human form are among the oldest art forms—from simple drawings, to grand statuary, to classic painting and contemporary photography, artists’ fascination with the human body has endured throughout time and across every form of creative expression. Within the pages of this book, accomplished fine-art nude photographer Jennifer Emery begins by presenting the key elements of lighting and posing the human body to best flatter the subject and express the desired design. With these fundamentals in place, she expands and elevates the practice of photographing nudes to develop more conceptual, fine-art looks that go beyond merely representing the subject and strive to communicate more complex ideas and aesthetics. As she demonstrates, fine-art nude photography can go far beyond a mere black backdrop and some interesting lighting. Full of color, motion, and style, Emery’s images spark intrigue, admiration, passion, and excitement!

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Living Nude Statues: Live Models Transformed Into Statues

Pdf eBooks Living Nude Statues: Live Models Transformed Into Statues

Pdf:Living Nude Statues: Live Models Transformed Into Statues.When a photographer’s imagination really soars, a book like this one is created.Imagine posing live models like museum statues, and transforming their photographs back into statues! Then, place them in exotic digital backgrounds. The result is 240 genuinely stunning photographs in a coffee table book that will deliver many hours of enchanting viewing.Living Nude Statues: Live Models Transformed Into Statues began as a search for great poses for models. Naturally, the most admired poses are found in museums, so photos of nude female statues from museums around the world were used as posing guides.With this collection of statue poses to use with the models, wonderful images were created. Then, a question arose: what it would be like to turn these photographs of models in statue poses back into statues again, using photo manipulation techniques?By teaming up with a photographer who has exceptional Photoshop skills, wondering became wonderment at the results.The twelve professional models featured in this volume are from the greater Phoenix, Arizona area. Each model is featured on twenty pages in the book.

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Spanish for Guitar: Masters in TAB: Easy to Intermediate Sheet Music Solos by the Spanish Masters

Pdf eBooks Spanish for Guitar: Masters in TAB: Easy to Intermediate Sheet Music Solos by the Spanish Masters

Pdf:Spanish for Guitar: Masters in TAB: Easy to Intermediate Sheet Music Solos by the Spanish Masters.Contains some of the most popular pieces ever written for guitar, including Malagueña, El Testamento de Amelia, Lagrima and Recuerdos de la Alhambra. Helpful playing tips and plenty of fingerings are included, making this your ultimate source for Spanish guitar pieces. Every piece is written in standard music notation and easy-to-read tablature showing exactly where each note should be played on the guitar.

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Latin Rhythms for Drums and Timbales: The Drummer's Workbook for Latin Grooves on Drumset and Timbales

Pdf eBooks Latin Rhythms for Drums and Timbales: The Drummer's Workbook for Latin Grooves on Drumset and Timbales

Pdf:Latin Rhythms for Drums and Timbales: The Drummer's Workbook for Latin Grooves on Drumset and Timbales.Basic rhythms, variations, breaks, short solos and fill-ins for the mambo, cha-cha, merengue, bolero, samba, conga, beguien, paso doble, tango, montuno, calypso and joropo. Most rhythms are written for the timbales, but may be played on drums, cymbal or cowbell by making simple substitutions.

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Conversaciones Con La Salsa (Spanish Edition)

Pdf eBooks Conversaciones Con La Salsa (Spanish Edition)

Pdf:Conversaciones Con La Salsa (Spanish Edition).Veinte (20) importantes exponentes de la música Salsa entre pioneros del género y nuevas generaciones, cantantes, soneros, arreglistas, productores y músicos, entre ellos: Ángel Silva “Melón” (Lobo y Melón, México), César Monges (La Dimensión Latina), Eddie Palmieri, Johnny Pacheco, Luís Enríque, Nora, Orlando Castillo “Watussi”, Oscar D’ León, Porfi Baloa (Adolescents Orchestra), Ray de la Paz, Richie Ray, Roberto Blades, Orquesta Son 14, Willie Colón, entre otros; le cuentan a Jesús M. Corral en entrevistas realizadas entre 1998 y 2010 en Venezuela, mientras fue columnista y colaborador de los diarios Así Es La Noticia, El Nacional, Meridiano, revista Feriado; aspectos y anécdotas de su carrera, historias de la Salsa, su origen en la fusión de ritmos y estilos, los instrumentos, compositores, así como sus éxitos y fracasos.Un adelanto a la edición impresa disponible como Ebook para Kindle también descargable en el PC.Ellos dijeron:- “Inmediatamente Phidias gritó: ¡señores, la música de Richie Ray y Bobby Cruz es salsa!" – Richie Ray- “Somos los responsables de ese sonido que llaman salsa romántica, agarrando una balada recién sacada y convertirla en salsa inmediatamente” – Roberto Blades- “En otros tiempos muchos no escuchaban salsa, otros la escuchaban en su carro con el vidrio subido para que no lo supieran. Era un rayón” – Oscar D’ León** English:Twenty (20) international Salsa music artists talk with Jesús M. Corral in Venezuela about their careers, albums, music, the Salsa history and more. Interviews done between 1998 y 2010 when he was columnist/contributor writer in some venezuelan newspapers and magazines, to Angel Silva “Melón” (Lobo y Melón, Mexico), César Monges (La Dimensión Latina), Eddie Palmieri, Johnny Pacheco, Luís Enríque, Nora, Orlando Castillo “Watussi”, Oscar D’ León, Porfi Baloa (Adolescents Orchestra), Ray de la Paz, Richie Ray, Roberto Blades, Orquesta Son 14, and Willie Colón. In spanish, available in a Ebook Kindle version edition in advance to the printed one, downloable for PC.** Portugués:Vinte (20) expoentes importantes da música de Salsa, cantores, "soneros", arranjadores, produtores e músicos, contam para Jesus M. Corral, em entrevistas realizadas entre 1998 e 2010 na Venezuela, quando foi colunista e colaborador dos jornais Así Es La Noticia, Meridiano, a revista Feriado (El Nacional), entre outros; aspectos e anedotas de sua carreira, a história da Salsa, a origem e a fusão de ritmos e estilos, os instrumentos, seu sucessos e fracassos. Entre os entrevistados estão: Johnny Pacheco, César Monges (La Dimensión Latina), Willie Colón, Oscar D' León, Ángel Silva "Melón" (Lobo y Melón, México), Ray de La Paz, Nora, Federico Betancourt, Roberto Blades, y Orquesta Son 14. Versão ebook de avanço ao livro impressso. ** Français:Vingt (20) exposants importants de la musique salsa des pionniers du genre et nouvelles générations, les chanteurs, "Soneros", arrangeurs, producteurs et musiciens. Compris: Angel Silva "Melon" (Lobo et Melon, Mexique), Cesar Monge (La Dimension Latina), Eddie Palmieri, Johnny Pacheco, Luis Enrique, Nora, Orlando Castillo "Watussi", Oscar D' León, Porfi Baloa (Adolescents Orchestra), Ray de la Paz, Richie Ray, Roberto Blades, Orquesta Son 14, Willie Colón; entretiens menés entre 1998 et 2010 au Venezuela avec Jesus M. Corral, avec aspects et des anecdotes de sa carrière, des histoires de salsa originaire de la fusion de rythmes et de styles, instruments, leurs réussites et leurs échecs. Ebook Kindle et PC également téléchargeable, sur Amazon.

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Experiencing Latin American Music

Pdf eBooks Experiencing Latin American Music

Pdf:Experiencing Latin American Music.Experiencing Latin American Music draws on human experience as a point of departure for musical understanding. Students explore broad topics—identity, the body, religion, and more—and relate these to Latin American musics while refining their understanding of musical concepts and cultural-historical contexts. With its brisk and engaging writing, this volume covers nearly fifty genres and provides both students and instructors with online access to audio tracks and listening guides. A detailed instructor’s packet contains sample quizzes, clicker questions, and creative, classroom-tested assignments designed to encourage critical thinking and spark the imagination. Remarkably flexible, this innovative textbook empowers students from a variety of disciplines to study a subject that is increasingly relevant in today’s diverse society.    In addition to the instructor’s packet, online resources for students include:customized Spotify playlistonline listening guidesaudio sound links to reinforce musical conceptsstimulating activities for individual and group work

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Essentials of Cuban Hand Percussion: Cuban Masters Series

Pdf eBooks Essentials of Cuban Hand Percussion: Cuban Masters Series

Pdf:Essentials of Cuban Hand Percussion: Cuban Masters Series.There are certain fundamentals that anyone playing Cuban music must understand. These go beyond clave and montuno.You must learn about the role of hand percussion and how the singer phrases his melody and inspirations. Don’t skip over this material simply because you may feel that you don’t need to know it.Even if you never plan to play the claves, güiro, or campana, you should still understand the parts and strive to listen to them. As you will see, there is a reason that these musical instruments are still prominent in Cuban music today. Think of them as the glue. Without them, it would be very hard to hold some of the syncopated grooves together.Includes:La Campana (Cowbell)Las Maracas (Maracas)ClavesEl Güiro (Gourd)Also includes ensemble examples:Cha-cha-cháChangüiDanzónDescargaGuajiraKiribáMamboNengónPunto GuajiroMontunoSucú SucúTimbaTraditional Son

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Rites, Rights and Rhythms: A Genealogy of Musical Meaning in Colombia's Black Pacific (Currents in Latin American and Iberian Music)

Pdf eBooks Rites, Rights and Rhythms: A Genealogy of Musical Meaning in Colombia's Black Pacific (Currents in Latin American and Iberian Music)

Pdf:Rites, Rights and Rhythms: A Genealogy of Musical Meaning in Colombia's Black Pacific (Currents in Latin American and Iberian Music).Colombia has the largest black population in the Spanish-speaking world, but Afro-Colombians have long remained at the nation's margins. Their recent irruption into the political, social, and cultural spheres is tied to appeals to cultural difference, dramatized by the traditional music of Colombia's majority-black Southern Pacific region, often called currulao. Yet that music remains largely unknown and unstudied despite its complexity, aesthetic appeal, and social importance.Rites, Rights & Rhythms: A Genealogy of Musical Meaning in Colombia's Black Pacific is the first book-length academic study of currulao, inquiring into the numerous ways it has been used: to praise the saints, to grapple with modernization, to dramatize black politics, to perform the nation, to generate economic development and to provide social amelioration in a context of war. Author Michael Birenbaum Quintero draws on both archival and ethnographic research to trace these and other understandings of how currulao has been understood, illuminating a history of struggles over the meanings of currulao that are also struggles over the meanings of blackness in Colombia.Moving from the eighteenth century to the present, Rites, Rights & Rhythms asks how musical meaning is made, maintained, and sometimes abandoned across historical contexts as varied as colonial slavery, twentieth-century national populism, and neoliberal multiculturalism. What emerges is both a rich portrait of one of the hemisphere's most important and understudied black cultures and a theory of history traced through the performative practice of currulao.

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Los Lobos: Dream in Blue (American Music)

Pdf eBooks Los Lobos: Dream in Blue (American Music)

Pdf:Los Lobos: Dream in Blue (American Music).Los Lobos leaped into the national spotlight in 1987, when their cover of “La Bamba” became a No. 1 hit. But what looked like an overnight achievement to the band’s new fans was actually a way station in a long musical journey that began in East Los Angeles in 1973 and is still going strong. Across four decades, Los Lobos (Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano, David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez, and Steve Berlin) have ranged through virtually the entire breadth of American vernacular music, from rockabilly to primal punk rock, R&B to country and folk, Mexican son jarocho to Tex-Mex conjunto and Latin American cumbia. Their sui generis sound has sold millions of albums and won acclaim from fans and critics alike, including three Grammy Awards.Los Lobos, the first book on this unique band, traces the entire arc of the band’s career. Music journalist Chris Morris draws on new interviews with Los Lobos members and their principal collaborators, as well as his own reporting since the early 1980s, to recount the evolution of Los Lobos’s music. He describes the creation of every album, lingering over highlights such as How Will the Wolf Survive?, La Pistola y El Corazon, and Kiko, while following the band’s trajectory from playing Mexican folk music at weddings and dances in East L.A. to international stardom and major-label success, as well as their independent work in the new millennium. Giving one of the longest-lived and most-honored American rock bands its due, Los Lobos celebrates the expansive reach and creative experimentalism that few other bands can match.

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The Latin American Art Song: Sounds of the Imagined Nations

Pdf eBooks The Latin American Art Song: Sounds of the Imagined Nations

Pdf:The Latin American Art Song: Sounds of the Imagined Nations.Taking as a thread the concept of national identity, this book elucidates the sound transformations that have taken place in the world of the Latin American art song since its appearance in the late nineteenth century to the present day. The book focuses in the art songs of Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, Perú, and Colombia. The book addresses the subject of performance practice of the Latin American song and ends with a proposal for its interpretation.In songs, spaces of representation and cathartic tools thought, language and music have been at the service of some interests, fulfilling specific functions in the construction of the nation. In them, we observe that the construction of identity is a continuous, constant and changing process in which different stories are superimposed. Seen this way, songs are historical texts where social interactions are reflected, and the past, the present and the future are constantly negotiated.The book also addresses the subject of performance practice of the Latin American song and ends with a proposal for its interpretation.

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Keto Diet Cookbook: The Complete Vegetarian Keto Diet Cookbook for Everyday | Low-Carb, High-Fat Vegetarian Recipes for Beginners on the Ketogenic Diet (Keto Diet Vegetarian Cookbook)

Pdf eBooks Keto Diet Cookbook: The Complete Vegetarian Keto Diet Cookbook for Everyday | Low-Carb, High-Fat Vegetarian Recipes for Beginners on the Ketogenic Diet (Keto Diet Vegetarian Cookbook)

Pdf:Keto Diet Cookbook: The Complete Vegetarian Keto Diet Cookbook for Everyday | Low-Carb, High-Fat Vegetarian Recipes for Beginners on the Ketogenic Diet (Keto Diet Vegetarian Cookbook).Are you a beginner in the Ketogenic Diet? You also happen to be Vegetarian? I bet you find it difficult to cook everyday different meal and still follow the Keto Diet?Then this Keto Vegetarian cookbook will help follow the Ketogenic diet and still enjoy all the benefits of being Vegetarian!Save time with these low-carb, high-fat and easy to prepare Keto Diet  recipes. You don't need amazing discipline nor to occupy your mind with what to cook. Just use these simple and delicious Vegetarian Keto Diet Recipes!This Ketegonic diet cookbook contains the following categories:Quick & Easy Smoothies and BreakfastsDelicious and No-Fuss LunchesFlavorful and Family-friendly DinnersSnacks & Side Dishes to satisfy quick hunger pangsSweets and Desserts you never thought possible to make whilst on Keto DietThis Complete Keto Diet Vegetarian cookbook will take care of your cooking doubts once and for all with:All the pros & cons of the Keto Diet and TIPS to KICKSTART Follow easily the Ketogenic DietInteresting, Simple & Tasty recipesGet a copy of this great Keto Vegetarian cookbook and transform your life once and for all with the Keto Diet!

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Lady on the Hill: How Biltmore Estate Became an American Icon

Pdf eBooks Lady on the Hill: How Biltmore Estate Became an American Icon

Pdf:Lady on the Hill: How Biltmore Estate Became an American Icon."What William Cecil has accomplished at Biltmore Estate is one of the great preservation success stories of all time. He has set a high standard for what all historic house museums strive for: magnificently preserved buildings and grounds, engaging interpretation, and--perhaps most challenging of all--economic self-sufficiency. It is no surprise that Biltmore Estate is widely recognized as one of America's finest places to visit."—Richard Moe, President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation "Biltmore is a glorious national historic landmark that, through creative vision and entrepreneurial management, preserves and provides insight into a way of life in the early 1900s. Bill is the imaginative and multifaceted leader who has built this great monument to enrich his community. George and I admire his dedication and success."—George and Abby Rockefeller O'Neill "Bill Cecil and his team at Biltmore Estate have sure proved that they know how to build a successful business. They did it the old-fashioned way: embrace a bold idea that others said could not be done and--through commitment, determination, and hard work--bring it to life. Their achievement against the odds is inspiring, and their vision and perseverance are valuable lessons to us all."—Don Logan, Chairman, Media & Communications Group, Time Warner "If George Vanderbilt did nothing more than engage the two most prominent and storied designers of their time, architect Richard Morris Hunt and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, to carry out his vision of a European estate in the southern Appalachians, he would have created an American icon. The beauty of the method by which the estate was executed and, even today, the meticulous attention to detail, in the presentation and care of the estate by William Cecil, have brought history to life."—Gary J. Walters, Chief Usher, The White House

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The Craftsman Magazine-Volume 1, Number 1-October 1901

Pdf eBooks The Craftsman Magazine-Volume 1, Number 1-October 1901

Pdf:The Craftsman Magazine-Volume 1, Number 1-October 1901.You are about to download the Volume 1, Number 1 issue of The Craftsman Magazine from October 1901.The Craftsman was a magazine founded by Gustav Stickley in 1901 which carried house designs that created the American Craftsman architectural style. Stickley's own home in Syracuse, New York, became the first Craftsman home. Views of its interior and plans were published in 1903 in The Craftsman.Gustav Stickley (March 9, 1858 – April 21, 1942) was a furniture manufacturer, design leader, publisher and the chief proselytizer for the American Craftsman style, an extension of the British Arts and Crafts Movement.The first issue of Gustav Stickley's The Craftsman magazine was produced in 1901. From its inception it was meant to be seen as a vehicle to promote the philosophy of the English Arts & Crafts movement across North America. This can be seen quite clearly with its first issue, which was dedicated entirely to the recently deceased William Morris, while the second issue was dedicated to the also recently deceased John Ruskin.However, as the magazine matured it gradually took on a more native, home-grown element, promoting the by now burgeoning American Arts & Crafts movement. The magazine took the basic ideas behind the English Arts & Crafts philosophy and moulded them to suit an American environment.The magazine promoted an all-encompassing simple life philosophy, which included in its remit, architecture, interior design and decoration, gardening and lifestyle. This largely home-grown idyll had elements of colonial reminiscences, so while the English movement tried to foster links with the English and European medieval period, the American tried to forge links with its own historical infancy. Of course, it must be admitted that most of the Arts & Crafts linkage with past eras was based largely on a fictitious nostalgia, but in the end that really is not that important. What is important is that the American Arts & Crafts movement which was a fairly broad grouping of elements from a number of disciplines including architecture, furniture, metal, ceramic and textile design, was making the first steps towards a recognition of American cultural uniqueness.The gradual independence of the American Arts & Crafts movement from the European and particularly English movements, helped to foster the idea of America as a separate entity in its own right.The Craftsman magazine by highlighting and encouraging the home-grown elements of the Arts & Crafts philosophy, helped to embolden the differences rather than the similarities between the two continents. Although the international aspect of the Arts & Crafts movement was tangible and many of the different national groups around the world did share a similar philosophy, the great strength of the Arts & Crafts movement was that it was adaptable to any number of native customs and cultures. It did much to bolster a reconnection that those cultures had with their own native history and traditions, which were then transmitted into contemporary architecture, design and craft. The Craftsman magazine ceased publication in 1916. The impending threat of American involvement in the First World War and the general disruption of markets and finances caused by that war put an end to the magazine. However, during its fifteen years of publication it had become the most read magazine of its type across North America and had helped to foster a dynamism within American mediums like architecture, interior decoration, furniture, metalwork and ceramics, which was to long outlive its short publication run.

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The Hidden White House: Harry Truman and the Reconstruction of America’s Most Famous Residence

Pdf eBooks The Hidden White House: Harry Truman and the Reconstruction of America’s Most Famous Residence

Pdf:The Hidden White House: Harry Truman and the Reconstruction of America’s Most Famous Residence.Now including an excerpt from THE DEVIL'S MERCEDES: The Bizarre and Disturbing Adventures of Hitler's Limousine in America by Robert Klara. Coming March 2017.Critically acclaimed author Robert Klara leads readers through an unmatched tale of political ambition and technical skill: the Truman administration's controversial rebuilding of the White House.In 1948, President Harry Truman, enjoying a bath on the White House's second floor, almost plunged through the ceiling of the Blue Room into a tea party for the Daughters of the American Revolution. A handpicked team of the country's top architects conducted a secret inspection of the troubled mansion and, after discovering it was in imminent danger of collapse, insisted that the First Family be evicted immediately. What followed would be the most historically significant and politically complex home-improvement job in American history. While the Trumans camped across the street at Blair House, Congress debated whether to bulldoze the White House completely, and the Soviets exploded their first atomic bomb, starting the Cold War.Indefatigable researcher Robert Klara reveals what has, until now, been little understood about this episode: America's most famous historic home was basically demolished, giving birth to today's White House. Leaving only the mansion's facade untouched, workmen gutted everything within, replacing it with a steel frame and a complex labyrinth deep below ground that soon came to include a top-secret nuclear fallout shelter,The story of Truman's rebuilding of the White House is a snapshot of postwar America and its first Cold War leader, undertaking a job that changed the centerpiece of the country's national heritage. The job was by no means perfect, but it was remarkable—and, until now, all but forgotten.

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The King Of Riddles: The Massive Conundrum Book For Teens And Adults

Pdf eBooks The King Of Riddles: The Massive Conundrum Book For Teens And Adults

Pdf:The King Of Riddles: The Massive Conundrum Book For Teens And Adults.Can you solve this?Every day after working on the 11th floor all day, a man takes the elevator to the first floor. However, on the way to work each morning, he takes the elevator up to the 8th floor and then uses the stairs to arrive at the 11th floor, no matter what, unless his colleagues are on the elevator with him or it’s raining outside. Explain why he does this.“This is the ULTIMATE riddle book that Karen has ever written!” – Joe J.Michelle Fischer – “My children and I spend one hour cracking each riddle daily. We absolutely it!”“Definitely the king of riddles.” – Steve MABen L. “I thought I knew the answers, but I was wrong!”Packed full of over 350 different quality from easy to very trick riddles, this book gives you the chance to exercise your brainpower to think out of the box and to seek to solve problems by unorthodox or apparently illogical methods.This book is ideal for both adults and children, and can be used in schools, on training courses, as an after-dinner game and as a great way to entertain any small group that likes a mental challenge. To test your wits and free up your imagination, get this book now!Learn to open your mind and think outside the box with these mind-blowing riddles crafted to enhance your lateral thinking. The book is filled with “What Am I?” riddles, lateral thinking word riddles and enigmas.Challenge Yourself With These Riddles By Clicking the "Buy Now" Button at the Top of the Page.

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On Photography

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Pdf:On Photography.Winner of the National Book Critics' Circle Award for Criticism.One of the most highly regarded books of its kind, On Photography first appeared in 1977 and is described by its author as "a progress of essays about the meaning and career of photographs." It begins with the famous "In Plato's Cave"essay, then offers five other prose meditations on this topic, and concludes with a fascinating and far-reaching "Brief Anthology of Quotations."

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How to Draw Cool Stuff: Shading, Textures and Optical Illusions

Pdf eBooks How to Draw Cool Stuff: Shading, Textures and Optical Illusions

Pdf:How to Draw Cool Stuff: Shading, Textures and Optical Illusions.“How to Draw Cool Stuff: Basics, Shading, Texture, Pattern and Optical Illusions” is the second book in the How to Draw Cool Stuff series. Inside you will find simple illustrations that cover the necessities of drawing cool stuff. Specific exercises are provided that offer step-by-step guidelines for drawing a variety of subjects. Each lesson starts with an easy-to-draw shape that will become the basic structure of the drawing. From there, each step adds elements to that structure, allowing the artist to build on their creation and make a more detailed image. Starting with the basic forms, the artist is provided a guide to help see objects in terms of simplified shapes. Instructions for shading to add depth, contrast, character and movement to a drawing are then covered. The varieties of texture and pattern that can be included in an artwork offer another layer of interest and depth to a design. These elements are necessary to indicate the way something looks like it feels in a work (texture) or creating the repetition of shapes, lines or colors (patterns). Illustrated optical illusions involve images that are sensed and perceived to be different from what they really are, showing examples of how the mind and the eyes can play tricks on each other. All you need is a piece of paper, a pencil and an eraser and you are ready to draw cool stuff. Once the drawing is complete, it can be colored, shaded or designed in any way you like to make it original. Following these exercises is a great way to practice your craft and begin seeing things in terms of simple shapes within a complex object.

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Medical Terminology: 45 Mins or Less to EASILY Breakdown the Language of Medicine NOW! (Nursing School, Pre Med, Physiology, Study & Preparation Guide Book 1)

Pdf eBooks Medical Terminology: 45 Mins or Less to EASILY Breakdown the Language of Medicine NOW! (Nursing School, Pre Med, Physiology, Study & Preparation Guide Book 1)

Pdf:Medical Terminology: 45 Mins or Less to EASILY Breakdown the Language of Medicine NOW! (Nursing School, Pre Med, Physiology, Study & Preparation Guide Book 1).FREE BONUS BOOK INCLUDED! Why are you spending so much time studying? In 45 Mins or Less You Can EASILY Breakdown the Language of Medicine! Today Only You Will Receive a FREE BONUS Ebook Inside!Scroll Up & Buy Now!

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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from A Secret World

Pdf eBooks The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from A Secret World

Pdf:The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from A Secret World.The first book in New York Times bestselling author Peter Wohlleben’s The Mysteries of Nature Trilogy. Book two, The Inner Life of Animals, is available now, and the third book, The Secret Wisdom of Nature, is coming in Spring 2019.Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.Includes a Note From a Forest Scientist, by Dr.Suzanne SimardPublished in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute.

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Deadliest Animals On The Planet: Deadly Wildlife Animals

Pdf eBooks Deadliest Animals On The Planet: Deadly Wildlife Animals

Pdf:Deadliest Animals On The Planet: Deadly Wildlife Animals.As adults, it is our responsibility to ensure that our children are provided with the proper platforms for learning about our Earth and everything within it. As our children's brains are able to soak up information at tremendous rates, we should do everything we can to get them started on their education as soon as possible. At the same time, we should be sure to ensure that they are able to enjoy their childhood with fun at the same time. A Deadliest Animals on the Planet Picture Book will give them a better understanding of why they should not stick their hands through the zoo's gates when visiting.

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Film Lighting: Talks with Hollywood's Cinematographers and Gaffer

Pdf eBooks Film Lighting: Talks with Hollywood's Cinematographers and Gaffer

Pdf:Film Lighting: Talks with Hollywood's Cinematographers and Gaffer.Newly revised and updated, Film Lighting is an indispensible sourcebook for the aspiring and practicing cinematographer, based on extensive interviews with leading cinematographers and gaffers in the film industry.Film lighting is a living, dynamic art influenced by new technologies and the changing styles of leading cinematographers. A combination of state-of-the-art technology and in-depth interviews with industry experts, Film Lighting provides an inside look at how cinematographers and film directors establish the visual concept of the film and use the lighting to create a certain atmosphere.Kris Malkiewicz uses firsthand material from the experts he interviewed while researching this book. Among these are leading cinematographers Dion Beebe, Russell Carpenter, Caleb Deschanel, Robert Elswit, Mauro Fiore, Adam Holender, Janusz Kaminski, Matthew Libatique, Rodrigo Prieto, Harris Savides, Dante Spinotti, and Vilmos Zsigmond. This updated version of Film Lighting fills a growing need in the industry and will be a perennial, invaluable resource. 

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Ideas for Whole Food Crock Pot Cooking: Easy to Make Crock Pot Meals for Two. Best Slow Cooker Recipes (Slow Cooking Recipes for Chicken, Beef, Pork, Chili and Pot Roast. Mexican Slow Cooker Recipes)

Pdf eBooks Ideas for Whole Food Crock Pot Cooking: Easy to Make Crock Pot Meals for Two. Best Slow Cooker Recipes (Slow Cooking Recipes for Chicken, Beef, Pork, Chili and Pot Roast. Mexican Slow Cooker Recipes)

Pdf:Ideas for Whole Food Crock Pot Cooking: Easy to Make Crock Pot Meals for Two. Best Slow Cooker Recipes (Slow Cooking Recipes for Chicken, Beef, Pork, Chili and Pot Roast. Mexican Slow Cooker Recipes).Top 100+ Ideas for Whole Food Crock Pot Cooking 2019 - Spend More Time Enjoying Your Meal And Less Time Cleaning Up!!!Yes, the slow cooker can be your magic genie, doing the work for you while you sleep or while you have other things to do. You throw in all your ingredients, let it slow cook for a few hours, and come back to a ready-to-eat meal. You save time, energy, money, and most of all, serve healthy and delicious food to your family.Easy to Make Whole food Crock Pot Meals for Two 2019is a delicious collection of healthy whole food recipes that will please everyone at the table and become all time favorites:Wholesome breakfast and lunch recipesSatisfying slow cooking soup, stew and chili recipesSlow cooking Mexican chicken and rice, soup and beans recipesDelicious slow cooking recipes for pot roast, roast beef, pork roast and a whole chickenHealthy low-fat and low calorie slow cooker mealsDelectable dessert recipes and many others.                                                      **Filled With Pictures and Nutritional Info***You can also buy a full-color or black and white paper version of this book:full-color edition - Simply press “See all formats and versions” above the price. Press left from the “paperback” buttonblack and white version - is the default firstUse these healthy and easy whole food crock pot recipes and start cooking today!Tags: slow cooker recipes pot roast, slow cooker recipes with pork chops, slow cooker recipes roast beef, roast pork slow cooker recipes, slow cooker recipes whole chicken, slow cooking chili recipe, slow cooking pork recipes, mexican crock pot chicken recipes, slow cooker for two recipes

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50 Action & Adventure Masterpieces You Have To Read Before You Die Vol. 1 (Golden Deer Classics)

Pdf eBooks 50 Action & Adventure Masterpieces You Have To Read Before You Die Vol. 1 (Golden Deer Classics)

Pdf:50 Action & Adventure Masterpieces You Have To Read Before You Die Vol. 1 (Golden Deer Classics).This book contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last namesRagged Dick; or, Street Life in New York with the Boot Blacks [Horatio Alger, Jr]Tom Swift and His Wireless Message [Victor Appleton]Gulliver of Mars Edwin [Lester Arnold]The Lust of Hate Guy [Newell Boothby]Cabin Fever [B. M. Bower]The Path of the King [John Buchan]Tarzan of the Apes,The Gods of Mars [Edgar Rice Burroughs]The Riddle of the Sands [Erskine Childers]The Most Dangerous Game [Richard Connell]The Last of the Mohicans,The Hunted Woman,The Valley of Silent Men [James Fenimore Cooper]Cord and Creese [James De Mille]The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe [Daniel Defoe]The Lost World [Arthur Conan Doyle]The Count of Monte Cristo,The Three Musketeers [Alexandre Dumas]The Honor of the Name [Émile Gaboriau]Among The Pathans [William Murray Graydon]King Solomon's Mines,The Ghost Kings [Henry Rider Haggard]Rupert of Hentzau, The Prisoner of Zenda [Anthony Hope]The Lost Continent Charles [John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne]To Have and To Hold [Mary Johnston]The Man Who Would be [Rudyard Kipling]The Confessions of Arsène Lupin [Maurice Leblanc]Mad Planet [Murray Leinster]Afloat On The Flood [Lawrence J. Leslie]The Call of the Wild [Jack London]The Sea Wolf [Jack London]The Curse of Capistrano (The Mark of Zorro) [Johnston McCulley]Moby-Dick [Herman Melville]The Wouldbegoods [Edith Nesbit]The House of a Thousand Candles [Meredith Nicholson]The Elusive Pimpernel Baroness [Emma Orczy]The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel Baroness [Emma Orczy]Otto of the Silver Hand [Howard Pyle]Brood of the Witch-Queen [Sax Rohmer]Captain Blood,Scaramouche [Rafael Sabatini]Kidnapped, Treasure Island [Robert Louis Stevenson]The Adventures of Captain Horn [Frank R. Stockton]The Gates of Chancer [Van Tassel Sutphen]The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,The Adventures of Tom Sawyer [Mark Twain]20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,The Mysterious Island [Jules Verne]

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Restless Ambition: Grace Hartigan, Painter

Pdf eBooks Restless Ambition: Grace Hartigan, Painter

Pdf:Restless Ambition: Grace Hartigan, Painter.This first-ever biography of American painter Grace Hartigan traces her rise from virtually self-taught painter to art-world fame, her plunge into obscurity after leaving New York to marry a scientist in Baltimore, and her constant efforts to reinvent her style and subject matter. Along the way, there were multiple affairs, four troubled marriages, a long battle with alcoholism, and a chilly relationship with her only child.Attempting to channel her vague ambitions after an early marriage, Grace struggled to master the basics of drawing in night-school classes. She moved to New York in her early twenties and befriended Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and other artists who were pioneering Abstract Expressionism. Although praised for the coloristic brio of her abstract paintings, she began working figuratively, a move that was much criticized but ultimately vindicated when the Museum of Modern Art purchased her painting The Persian Jacket in 1953. By the mid-fifties, she freely combined abstract and representational elements. Grace-who signed her paintings "Hartigan"- was a full-fledged member of the "men's club" that was the 1950s art scene. Featured in Time, Newsweek, Life, and Look, she was the only woman in MoMA's groundbreaking 12 Americans exhibition in 1956, and the youngest artist-and again, only woman-in The New American Painting, which toured Europe in 1958-1959. Two years later she moved to Baltimore, where she became legendary for her signature tough-love counsel to her art school students. Grace continued to paint throughout her life, seeking-for better or worse-something truer and fiercer than beauty.

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Learn How to Airbrush Reptiles and Amphibians For the Beginners

Pdf eBooks Learn How to Airbrush Reptiles and Amphibians For the Beginners

Pdf:Learn How to Airbrush Reptiles and Amphibians For the Beginners.Learn How to Airbrush Reptiles and Amphibians For the BeginnersTABLE OF CONTENTSIntroduction:Materials:Colors TermsMaintenance and TroubleshootingTipsHow to Hold an Airbrush:Basic Airbrush Exercises:Airbrushing a LineConnecting DotsGradation EffectsAirbrush Exercises:Albino RattlesnakeTurtleRed-Eyed Tree FrogKomodo DragonToadAuthor BioPublisherIntroduction:First I want to congratulate you in advance, for picking up this eBook, secondhere is good news, anyone can learn how to use an Airbrush, if this is your first time to learn the tool, don’t worry, as I explain everything right here. You just need to learn and practice all the hand control exercises in the Basic Airbrush exercises, don’t worry at first if this goes like crazy and messy, in a long run I assure you will have the skill to be a good airbrush artist.Third I have to tell you that you need to invest in a good airbrush and also an air compressor, to start an airbrush artwork, I listed it on the Materials below for the type of Airbrush and other materials needed. I also have to mention you need a lot of patience when dealing with an airbrush especially if this is your first time, so please bear with me, as you read along you will learn the type of airbrush the suits you- best bet Top feed or Side feed type for Illustration that’s a big tip for you for starters and as well professionals.So let’s start learning about airbrush by reading this, and doing the exercises to acquire this airbrush skill- “Hand Control coordination and that Trigger Finger”, and remember have fun with it.

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Drawing: Drawing and Sketching,Doodling,Shapes,Patterns,Pictures and Zen Doodle (drawing, zentangle, drawing patterns, drawing shapes, how to draw, doodle, creativity)

Pdf eBooks Drawing: Drawing and Sketching,Doodling,Shapes,Patterns,Pictures and Zen Doodle (drawing, zentangle, drawing patterns, drawing shapes, how to draw, doodle, creativity)

Pdf:Drawing: Drawing and Sketching,Doodling,Shapes,Patterns,Pictures and Zen Doodle (drawing, zentangle, drawing patterns, drawing shapes, how to draw, doodle, creativity).Do You Want To Make Beautiful Patterns and Amazing Shapes? ☆★☆ Read this book for FREE on Kindle Unlimited ~ Bonus Right After The Conclusion Act Now Before Gone! ☆★☆Do you want to know how to make beautiful drawings? Have you always wanted to know how to make phenomenal patterns? Are you ready to discover Zen doodle art and ready to make beautiful masterpieces?When you download Drawing: Drawing and Sketching,Doodling,Shapes,Patterns,Pictures and Zen Doodle, your Zen Doodle skills will improve rapidly! You will discover everything you need to know about making shapes and zen doodling.Publisher's Note: This expanded 3rd edition of Drawing has FRESH NEW CONTENT to make drawing art even easier than before!These fun and easy tips will transform your drawing skill set. You'll be excited to see your gorgeous artwork and masterpieces while sharing with friends and family.Within this book’s pages, you’ll find the answers to these questions and more. Just some of the questions and topics covered include:What You Can Do With Zen DoodleIntroducing CurvesDistortion and ShadowsHow Zen Doodle Can Help You Zen Doodle Designs and How to Source ThemThis book breaks training down into easy-to-understand modules. It starts from the very beginning of drawing and doodling, so you can get great results - even as a beginner!Hurry!! Scroll to the top and select the "BUY" button for instant download.

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Learn How to Paint with Airbrush For Beginners (Learn to Draw Books Series Book 34)

Pdf eBooks Learn How to Paint with Airbrush For Beginners (Learn to Draw Books Series Book 34)

Pdf:Learn How to Paint with Airbrush For Beginners (Learn to Draw Books Series Book 34).Learn How to Paint with Airbrush For BeginnersTABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION:MATERIALS:COLORS TERMSAIRBRUSH AND ITS MECHANISMMAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTINGTIPSBASIC AIRBRUSH EXERCISES:AIRBRUSHING A LINECONNECTING DOTSGRADATION EFFECTSAIRBRUSH EXERCISES:DROPLETSRETRO TOUCHLIGHTHOUSE SILHOUETTETANGERINES FRUIT BASKETORCHIDAUTHOR BIOIntroduction:First of all, thank you for picking this book, as it proves your sincere interest in the subject of Airbrushing. Second, I’m here to prove to you that it’s easy to learn, as compared to common misconceptions you may have heard. One of them, that you have to be a real artist, is untrue. As with most everyone who is starting to airbrush, you begin with being self-taught by reading books and also trial and error. Eventually, there comes a point when you are doing the same thing over and over and finally get it! Third, remember that proper skills and the right techniques give you a larger percentage for individual success in airbrushing. So, stick with me and I will introduce you to airbrushing and, the things you need to learn to do it correctly, including the right materials tools. Follow along to make your first Airbrush art a Masterpiece.So Read this eBook carefully and practice the exercises, especially for your trigger control, every day. This is for your own benefit. Work the Airbrush exercises next, so Good Luck and have fun.

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Airbrushing: The Essential Guide

Pdf eBooks Airbrushing: The Essential Guide

Pdf:Airbrushing: The Essential Guide.Airbrushing is a versatile and exciting art. The technique has been used for some 150 years, and is now finding ever more applications. This beautiful book explains how to use an airbrush. It looks at the fundamentals of how to get started, advises on maintenance of the tool and then gives step-by-step examples of a range of projects. With troubleshooting tips throughout, it enables you to get the most from your airbrush and create beautiful pieces with a professional finish. Topics covered include: Technical illustration; Watercolour landscapes; Portraits; Painting scale models; Cake decorating; T-shirts and leather; Custom painting vehicles. 'To those who airbrush the joys are well known, as well of course, as the trials and tribulations of managing the instrument itself. The airbrush student has to learn significant new skills - to master not only colour and shade, but also air pressure, paint consistency and the diverse ways of masking and shading that can help to achieve such wonderful results.' Professor Andy Penaluna. This step-by-step guide to techniques and maintenance explains how to run and maintain an airbrush and gives step-by-step examples of a range of projects. Every art or decorating form can use airbrushing including fine art, fabric printing, leatherwork and much, much more. Superbly illustrated with 399 colour photographs. Fred Crellin runs not only his own airbrushing company specializing in custom painting, portraits and cartoons but also the Artimagination Airbrush School.

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Airbrush Art: 20 Secrets You Must Know

Pdf eBooks Airbrush Art: 20 Secrets You Must Know

Pdf:Airbrush Art: 20 Secrets You Must Know.The Airbrush Art BibleGet your copy of the fastest selling book by Julie PatrickIn this absolute beginner's guide discover everything you need to know about airbrush art.Here's a preview of what you'll learn:AігЬгυѕһ Aгt Tаttооѕ A Lооk At AігЬгυѕһ Aгt Wогkѕһорѕ Fгее Wауѕ Tо Gаіn Eхроѕυге Fог Yоυг AігЬгυѕһ Aгt and Much More!Scroll up and grab a copy today.

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The Magic of Airbrush Art (Hobbies Book 1)

Pdf eBooks The Magic of Airbrush Art (Hobbies Book 1)

Pdf:The Magic of Airbrush Art (Hobbies Book 1).What is Airbrush Art?Airbrush art is a painting method that uses mist-like sprays to apply paint. Airbrush has been in one style or another since cave men times. Sooner or later the Airbrush could be a refined to a pen-like device capable of features as fine as a wisp of hair or as wide as a basketball in the wink of an eye. It allows the U.S to understand these complex works of art through the artist’s personal expression of this tool. It is also known as Street Art. Want to learn more, then look inside this book. Excellent read for someone who knows little about the subject.

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Chesapeake Bay Duck Hunting Tales (Sports)

Pdf eBooks Chesapeake Bay Duck Hunting Tales (Sports)

Pdf:Chesapeake Bay Duck Hunting Tales (Sports).It takes stubborn dedication and passionate optimism to brave the frosty, wet conditions for the chance to shoot ducks and geese. And yet the tradition continues every year as more than one million waterfowl occupy the waters of the Chesapeake. Whether you are setting decoys or watching the sun rise from a blind, hunting the bay is as challenging as it is rewarding. No one understands that better than the generations who have experienced it, from the goose pits of Rock Hall and Chestertown to the frothing whitewater of the Tangier Sound. Join author and hunter C.L. Marshall as he recounts more than forty years of stories and anecdotes chock-full of dogs, good friends and fast-paced waterfowl action.

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Lonely Planet's Best Ever Video Tips

Pdf eBooks Lonely Planet's Best Ever Video Tips

Pdf:Lonely Planet's Best Ever Video Tips.From the world's leading travel guide publisher comes Lonely Planet's Best Ever Video Tips, the latest title in the stylish and snappy "Lonely Planet's Best Ever" series. Learn how to shoot and share better travel videos with 50 bite-sized, cleverly illustrated tips on assembling a kit, shooting techniques, editing and sharing. Designed for the novice and experienced videographer alike, this handy-sized guide will give you the skills to capture great moments on film with your smartphone, tablet or digital camera. Authors: Lonely Planet About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

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Werner Herzog – A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin

Pdf eBooks Werner Herzog – A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin

Pdf:Werner Herzog – A Guide for the Perplexed: Conversations with Paul Cronin.This edition of Herzog on Herzog presents a completely new set of interviews in which Werner Herzog discusses his career from its very beginnings to his most recent productions.Herzog was once hailed by Francois Truffaut as the most important director alive. Famous for his frequentcollaborations with mercurial actor Klaus Kinski - including the epics, Aguirre, the Wrath of God and Fitzcarraldo, and the terrifying Nosferatu - and more recently with documentaries such as Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams and Into the Abyss, Herzog has built a body of work that is one of the most vital in post-war German cinema.

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Timelapse Photography: A Complete Introduction to Shooting Processing and Rendering Time lapse Movies

Pdf eBooks Timelapse Photography: A Complete Introduction to Shooting Processing and Rendering Time lapse Movies

Pdf:Timelapse Photography: A Complete Introduction to Shooting Processing and Rendering Time lapse Movies.[Video book preview on my author page] Time-lapse Photography: A Complete Introduction is a technical and practical timelapse tutorial guidebook for all skill levels designed to get you out the door and shooting now! Learn time-lapse with easy to understand examples, workflows and diagrams covering basic and advanced topics.We take an 80/20 approach to create maximum understanding with minimum time spent away from your camera. Understand time-lapse and start shooting now.We’ll explore:Time-lapse gear from basic to advanced: tripods, intervalometers and remote timers, DSLR cameras and lensesBalancing time-lapse image settingsShooting time-lapse: composition and exposurePreventing timelapse flickerCreating the time-lapse movie: codecs and ,frame rates, software workflows and walkthroughsTime-lapse challenges: Astrophotography time-lapse, flicker free day to night transitions, HDR timelapses and time-lapse motion control devicesTime lapse is a strange thing: It frees you from the normal flow of your routine and all that busyness of life, yet at the same time it can connect you to your surroundings more than anything else.It’s a real honor and privilege to partner with you on this time lapse training journey. Thank you.

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Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors

Pdf eBooks Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors

Pdf:Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors. The world of cinematography has changed more in the last few years than it has since it has in 1929, when sound recording was introduced. New technology, new tools and new methods have revolutionized the art and craft of telling stories visually. While some aspects of visual language, lighting and color are eternal, shooting methods, workflow and cameras have changed radically. Even experienced film artists have a need to update and review new methods and equipment. These change affect not only the director of photography but also the director, the camera assistants, gaffers, and digital imaging technicians.Cinematography: Theory and Practice covers both the artistry and craftsmanship of cinematography and visual storytelling. Few art forms are as tied to their tools and technology as is cinematography. Take your mastery of these new tools, techniques, and roles to the next level with this cutting-edge roadmap from author and filmmaker Blain Brown.Whether you are a student of filmmaking, just breaking into the business, currently working in the industry and looking to move up to the next level, or an experienced professional who wants to update their knowledge of tools and techniques, this book provides both a basic introduction to these issues as well as more advanced and in-depth coverage of the subject.The companion website features additional material, including lighting demonstrations, basic methods of lighting, using diffusion and other topics.Topics Include:Visual language Visual storytelling Continuity and coverage Cameras and digital sensors Exposure techniques for film and video Color in-depth Understanding digital images Waveform monitors, vectorscopes, and test charts Using linear, gamma, and log encoded video Image control and grading on the set The tools and basics of film lighting ASC-CDL, ACES and other new methods Optics and focus Camera movement Set operations Green screen, high speed and other topics

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Canon of Design: Mastering Artistic Composition

Pdf eBooks Canon of Design: Mastering Artistic Composition

Pdf:Canon of Design: Mastering Artistic Composition.There’s nothing more important to the future of your artwork than to educate and nurture the unique talent you were born to share with the world. The Canon of Design represents artistic integrity, and enables you to leave your mark on this earth as one of the most talented visual communicators ever known. Learn the language of design to stand with the great masters and reflect the beauty prominently found in nature. This field manual is written to you, for you, and will help shorten your journey to achieving artistic excellence!

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The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age: 2013 Edition

Pdf eBooks The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age: 2013 Edition

Pdf:The Filmmaker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age: 2013 Edition.The fourth edition of the authoritative guide to producing, directing, shooting, editing, and distributing your video or film.Widely acknowledged as the “bible” of video and film production, and used in courses around the world, The Filmmaker’s Handbook is now updated with the latest advances in HD and new digital formats. For students and teachers, professionals and novices, this indispensable handbook covers all aspects of movie making.• Techniques for making dramatic features, documentaries, corporate, broadcast, and experimental videos and films•  Shooting with DSLRs, video, film, and digital cinema cameras•  Digital editing with the latest video editing systems•  In-depth coverage of lenses, lighting, sound recording, and mixing•  The business aspects of funding and producing your project•  Getting your movie shown in theaters, on TV, and on the Web

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How To Create Stop Motion Animation: Lets learn

Pdf eBooks How To Create Stop Motion Animation: Lets learn

Pdf:How To Create Stop Motion Animation: Lets learn.(Huge Price drop to $0.99)Want to know how to make great stop motion animations?I started stop motion about 8 years ago, in this short guide you will learn:-Pre production-Lighting-Camera/Apple device-Software-FPS-Background/scenery-Green Screen-Sound Effects-Music-Special effects-The basic 12 principles of animationLinks and finally some extra tips.I created this guide to help you learn while on the go.

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A Star Is Born (Turner Classic Movies): Judy Garland and the Film that Got Away

Pdf eBooks A Star Is Born (Turner Classic Movies): Judy Garland and the Film that Got Away

Pdf:A Star Is Born (Turner Classic Movies): Judy Garland and the Film that Got Away.New York Times bestselling author and daughter of Judy Garland tells the story of A Star Is Born -- at once the crowning achievement and greatest disappointment in her mother's legendary career. This is a vivid account of a film classic's production, loss, and reclamation.A Star Is Born -- the classic Hollywood tale about a young talent rising to superstardom, and the downfall of her mentor/lover along the way -- has never gone out of style. It has seen five film adaptations, but none compares to the 1954 version starring Judy Garland in her greatest role. But while it was the crowning performance of the legendary entertainer's career, the production turned into one of the most talked about in movie history.The story, which depicts the dark side of fame, addiction, loss, and suicide, paralleled Garland's own tumultuous life in many ways. While hitting alarmingly close to home for the fragile star, it ultimately led to a superlative performance -- one that was nominated for an Academy Award, but lost in one of the biggest upsets in Oscar history. Running far too long for the studio's tastes, Warner Bros. notoriously slashed extensive amounts of footage from the finished print, leaving A Star is Born in tatters and breaking the heart of both the film's star and director George Cukor.Today, with a director's cut reconstructed from previously lost scenes and audio, the 1954 A Star is Born has taken its deserved place among the most critically acclaimed movies of all time, and continues to inspire each new generation that discovers it. Now, Lorna Luft, daughter of Judy Garland and the film's producer, Sid Luft, tells the story of the production, and of her mother's fight to save her career, as only she could. Teaming with film historian Jeffrey Vance, A Star Is Born is a vivid and refreshingly candid account of the crafting, loss, and restoration of a movie classic, complemented by a trove of images from the family collection taken both on and off the set. The book also includes essays on the other screen adaptations of A Star Is Born, to round out a complete history of a story that has remained a Hollywood favorite for close to a century.

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Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness

Pdf eBooks Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness

Pdf:Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness.Designer and TED star Ingrid Fetell Lee presents groundbreaking research to explain how making small changes to your surroundings can create extraordinary happiness in your life. Have you ever wondered why we stop to watch the orange glow that arrives before sunset, or why we flock to see cherry blossoms bloom in spring? Is there a reason that people -- regardless of gender, age, culture, or ethnicity -- are mesmerized by baby animals, and can't help but smile when they see a burst of confetti or a cluster of colorful balloons. We are often made to feel that the physical world has little or no impact on our inner joy. Increasingly, experts urge us to find balance and calm by looking inward -- through mindfulness or meditation -- and muting the outside world. But what if the natural vibrancy of our surroundings is actually our most renewable and easily accessible source of joy? In Joyful, designer Ingrid Fetell Lee explores how the seemingly mundane spaces and objects we interact with every day have surprising and powerful effects on our mood. Drawing on insights from neuroscience and psychology, she explains why one setting makes us feel anxious or competitive, while another fosters acceptance and delight -- and, most importantly, she reveals how we can harness the power of our surroundings to live fuller, healthier, and truly joyful lives.

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Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop

Pdf eBooks Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop

Pdf:Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop.“A winning look at the stories behind 45 pop, punk, folk, soul and country classics” in the words of Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, Cyndi Lauper and more (The Washington Post).   Every great song has a fascinating backstory. And here, writer and music historian Marc Myers brings to life five decades of music through oral histories of forty-five era-defining hits woven from interviews with the artists who created them, including such legendary tunes as the Isley Brothers’ Shout, Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love, Janis Joplin’s Mercedes Benz, and R.E.M’s Losing My Religion.   After receiving his discharge from the army in 1968, John Fogerty did a handstand—and reworked Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony to come up with Proud Mary. Joni Mitchell remembers living in a cave on Crete with the mean old daddy who inspired her 1971 hit Carey. Elvis Costello talks about writing (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes in ten minutes on the train to Liverpool. And Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Rod Stewart, the Clash, Jimmy Cliff, Roger Waters, Stevie Wonder, Keith Richards, Cyndi Lauper, and many other leading artists reveal the emotions, inspirations, and techniques behind their influential works.  Anatomy of a Song is a love letter to the songs that have defined generations of listeners and “a rich history of both the music industry and the baby boomer era” (Los Angeles Times Book Review).

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Greatest Pop Hits Piano Book Sheet 2018: Big Note Piano: Piano Book - Piano Music - Piano Books - Piano Sheet Music - Keyboard Piano Book - Music Piano - Sheet Music Book - Adult Piano

Pdf eBooks Greatest Pop Hits Piano Book Sheet 2018: Big Note Piano: Piano Book - Piano Music - Piano Books - Piano Sheet Music - Keyboard Piano Book - Music Piano - Sheet Music Book - Adult Piano

Pdf:Greatest Pop Hits Piano Book Sheet 2018: Big Note Piano: Piano Book - Piano Music - Piano Books - Piano Sheet Music - Keyboard Piano Book - Music Piano - Sheet Music Book - Adult Piano.15 Pop Mega-Hit songs from 2018. Big Note Songbook. A great collection of current pop hits which piano players will enjoy. This songbook includes:Alice Merton - No RootsCalum Scott - You Are The ReasonCamila Cabello - Havana ft. Young ThugCharlie Puth - "How Long"David Guetta, Martin Garrix & Brooks - Like I doDua Lipa - New RulesImagine Dragons - Next To MeKendrick Lamar - LOVE. ft. ZacariMaroon 5 - WaitMarshmello & Anne-Marie - FRIENDSMilky Chance - Flashed Junk MindMuse - Thought ContagionNF - Let You DownPost Malone - rockstar ft. 21 SavageZedd, Maren Morris, Grey - The MiddleScroll up and buy your copy. Have fun playing your favorite songs. ;)

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Music Theory: From Beginner to Expert - The Ultimate Step-By-Step Guide to Understanding and Learning Music Theory Effortlessly (With Audio Examples Book 1)

Pdf eBooks Music Theory: From Beginner to Expert - The Ultimate Step-By-Step Guide to Understanding and Learning Music Theory Effortlessly (With Audio Examples Book 1)

Pdf:Music Theory: From Beginner to Expert - The Ultimate Step-By-Step Guide to Understanding and Learning Music Theory Effortlessly (With Audio Examples Book 1).Unique, Practical and Straightforward Way to Learn Music Theory and Become a Better Musician, Even if You're a Complete Beginner!Updated and Massively Expanded Edition with Audio Examples, New Exercises, and New Content!On a special price for a limited time!Have you ever wanted:To know how understanding music theory can make you a better player (on any instrument)?To unlock the mysteries of notes, intervals, music scales, modes, keys, circle of fifths, chords and chord progressions, and other important concepts in music, and how they all relate to one another?To get a deep understanding of scales, modes and chords, where they come from, what are the different types that exist, how they're built, and how to use any chord or scale in your playing?To learn how to form, name and play any chord that is possible to play?To learn how rhythm works and how to master your rhythm and timing skills that will make you sound like a pro on any instrument?To know the magic behind all the beautiful music that you love and how you can (re)create it by yourself?To get a wide perspective on tonal harmony and how melody, harmony, and rhythm work together?To understand composition and improvisation, and how to use voice leading and chord inversions to create beautiful harmonies?To get a grasp on the advanced concepts (such as modal playing, atonality, polychords and polytonality, free music, etc.) that usually only advanced jazz musicians may consider using?But...Have you ever had trouble learning music theory or thought that it wasn't necessary, boring or too hard to learn?If you find yourself in any of this, then this book is what you need. It covers pretty much everything that anyone who plays or wants to play music, and wishes to become a better musician, should know.The book is structured in a way that makes it very easy to follow, digest and internalize all important concepts that constitute music theory. What's great is that you don't have to be a college degree musician in order to understand and use any of this – anyone can do it, even a total beginner! It also doesn't matter what instrument(s) you play, nor what is your current level of knowledge and playing ability, because music theory is universal and all about what sounds sound good together! It explains the WHY and HOW, and it is your roadmap - a skill and a tool, guided by your ears, for creating beautiful music.This is the most comprehensive and straightforward evergreen book on music theory that you can find – a book you'll wish to study and refer to often, and keep it forever.It will give you what is necessary to become an expert in music theory without frustration and feeling overwhelmed in the process, and this in-turn will have immense benefits to your playing and musicianship!But don’t take my word for it, use the look inside feature by clicking on the book cover to get a preview of what you'll find inside.Get this book now and solve all your problems with music theory, and become proficient in this field!Pick up your copy today by clicking on the BUY now button at the top of this page.

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How To Read Music Fast: A 4-Step Beginner’s Guide To Reading Music Quickly And Easily

Pdf eBooks How To Read Music Fast: A 4-Step Beginner’s Guide To Reading Music Quickly And Easily

Pdf:How To Read Music Fast: A 4-Step Beginner’s Guide To Reading Music Quickly And Easily.Learn How To Read Music Fast And Easily!If you want to learn how to read music in a very short amount of time, this book is exactly what you need. Traditional music lessons can make music theory look so boring. Everything moves so slowly. This book takes a different approach.In 4 fast and easy steps you will learn how to read sheet music.In step one, you learn melody. This is the tune of the song. You learn all about the staff, treble clef, bass clef, ledger lines, sharps and flats and so much more. All of this is presented in a way that is fun and interesting, to keep you motivated. Then we move to step two where you learn about rhythm. You learn all about time signatures, whole notes, half notes, quarter notes and eighth notes. Then you learn all about the different rests in music and a lot more. Everything is presented in a way that is easy to understand.In step three, without wasting any time at all, you learn all about harmony. You learn about intervals and how to easily form the most important chords in music. You learn about extended chords, chord inversions and the list goes on. Then finally we combine everything together, melody, music and harmony, to actually read the music of songs.So if you want to read music fast and easily, get this book. Here's a quick look at some of the topics that this book addresses. Elements of Music - Learn MelodyMusical Notation and PitchPiano Keyboard - Layout of Piano KeysEnharmonicsKey Signatures and Major KeysCircle of FifthsElements of Music - Learn RhythmDuration of Notes and Rests and Time SignaturesHow to Count NotesElements of Music - Learn HarmonyMelodic and Harmonic IntervalsMajor, Minor, Diminished and Augmented ChordsDominant 7th, Major 7th, Minor 7th and Minor 6th ChordsCombine Melody, Rhythm and Harmony to Play SongLet’s Read MusicGet your copy now.

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Guitar: The Circle of Fifths for Guitarists: Learn and Apply Music Theory for Guitarists

Pdf eBooks Guitar: The Circle of Fifths for Guitarists: Learn and Apply Music Theory for Guitarists

Pdf:Guitar: The Circle of Fifths for Guitarists: Learn and Apply Music Theory for Guitarists.Master the Circle of Fifths and Crack the Secret Code of Music TheoryDiscover how to form any scale - in any keyUnderstand key signaturesChange key musically and effectivelyUnderstand how to apply and hear music theory on the guitarInstantly know the notes of any major of minor scale The Circle of Fifths for GuitaristsAre you aware of key signatures, keys and scales but don’t quite know how they fit together?Would you like to have complete freedom to build and use the right scales on guitar?Do you want to know exactly which notes to play in any major or minor scale?Do you know how to change key smoothly and easily?The Circle of Fifths for Guitarists will teach you to build, understand and use the essential building-blocks of music theory to become a better musician, quickly and easily. Here’s what you get:A complete course, building from the first principles of music that allows you to create, understand and master the Circle of Fifths.Discover how to build every major and relative minor scales.Understand how key signatures work and instantly know the notes of any scaleAn instant trick to tell you the notes in any key, just using by looking at your guitar fretboard!Bonus: Learn to instantly see the relationships six ‘secret’ closely related key changes that you can use in your own writing and playing instantly.Are you Missing part of the puzzle?Most guitarists know a lot of scales, but few actually understand the essential principles of how they are built and how they relate to each other.The Circle of Fifths is like an ancient ‘Rosetta Stone’ of music theory that not only tells you which notes are in any key, but also contains the secret of how every scale is built and how every scale relates to each other.In The Circle of Fifths, you will not only learn how The Circle works, but you will also learn to build it yourself and gain instant access to the deep inner core of theory that governs everything in music.The Circle of Fifths for Guitarists shows how every key, scale, chord and modulation works in music. It’s essential knowledge of any aspiring musician.Hear it!Theory is just knowledge, but once you hear it, it becomes music. The Circle of Fifths for Guitarists contains many supporting audio examples to help you get inside the theory and quickly apply the concepts to your own playing. This book is Free on Kindle Unlimited

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Music Habits - The Mental Game of Electronic Music Production: Finish Songs Fast, Beat Procrastination and Find Your Creative Flow

Pdf eBooks Music Habits - The Mental Game of Electronic Music Production: Finish Songs Fast, Beat Procrastination and Find Your Creative Flow

Pdf:Music Habits - The Mental Game of Electronic Music Production: Finish Songs Fast, Beat Procrastination and Find Your Creative Flow.Music Production can be an elusive art form for many, and the challenges that face someone who is new to this can easily create overwhelm and lead to complete paralysis. The goal of this book, is to cover music production from many different angles in a way that will change your thinking on the subject and build your confidence.Music making is a very mental and psychological game, and more often than not, all the technical stuff can hold you back from achieving your goals if you don't have the right creative habits in place first.With all the information available with a simple Google search, I wanted to really get to the heart of things that aren't being discussed nearly enough. I want to clear out all the garbage you may have been told and replace it with the essentials you can put to immediate use. Many people new to music may dive into forums and mindlessly watch video tutorials attempting to gather more and more information until they think they have enough to get going (hint: you never feel like you know enough).That would be like reading a whole encyclopedia and then being asked to recall only the important things that will get you from point A to point B. Even worse, much of the information you get will contradict the last thing you read. It's like finding a needle in a haystack only to be told it's the wrong needle. There is a much better approach. It's an approach that doesn't require you to know a lot to get started. You only need to know enough to get to the next step in your process.There is truly nothing stopping you from becoming a music producer. The ones who are successful now are the ones who started from nothing and chipped away at it until they found a way to express their unique voice. There are no gatekeepers making decisions on who is worthy and who isn't. The determining factor is you, your habits and your confidence in yourself.This book can be read from start to finish, or as a “choose your own adventure”, going directly to what you think can help you most right now. Don't get caught up thinking you have to devour everything before getting started. That isn't necessary, and isn't the point of the book.The core concepts in the book will come up time & time again which should help you retain them & be able to recall them when the need arrives. By exploring these concepts from several angles you should gain a broad view of their many uses.My hope is that this book is used as a toolbox. You simply find the right tool that moves you forward and get back to work. So few people, who have more than enough information in their heads, ever start. Of those who do start, even fewer finish what they started and are satisfied with the results. I want you to be in that small group of finishers.Let's get started.

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The Producer's Mindset: How To Think Like A Producer And Achieve Success (Making Electronic Music Book 1)

Pdf eBooks The Producer's Mindset: How To Think Like A Producer And Achieve Success (Making Electronic Music Book 1)

Pdf:The Producer's Mindset: How To Think Like A Producer And Achieve Success (Making Electronic Music Book 1).Want To Be A Successful Producer?What's the secret to success with electronic music production? How do you go from bedroom producer to legitimate, touring DJ? It begins with your "mindset", not the techniques or methods everyone raves about. As you probably know, the barrier to entry for making electronic music is practically non-existent these days. That's why success can only come from you, not the plugins or DAW you use. While knowing how to use your tools is important, it's about the drive within that will take you to the next level.In "The Producer's Mindset", you'll learn what myself and others have done to achieve success and get noticed. You will not find any get rich quick ideas. Nor will you find any ways to experience immediate fame and success. What you WILL learn is how to make sure you aren't limiting yourself and your success.CREATE The Right Environment In Your Mind And Success Will Follow...Have you started on a song and not finished it? Many aspiring musicians dream about cranking new tracks out, but they don’t finish their songs. The truth is this: Great producers hone their skills, they practice regularly, and they finish tracks. Not only do they make time to practice what they love, they also follow specific routines that help them focus and avoid getting distracted.The simple fact is that by implementing certain "principles" into your musical life, you'll no doubt increase your productivity. By striving to live up to certain ideas, you can accomplish much more and progress quicker. The producers who succeed with their music make moves and walk right through failure. Moreover, they know that creative spurts aren't a constant, so they adapt to creative "dry spells".The good news is it's not hard to improve from where you currently are. If you learn how to embrace your strengths and you continually push yourself, you will continue to move upward.LEARN The Best Strategies For Thinking Like A Successful Producer"The Producer's Mindset" details a variety of ideas that will increase your productivity and get you through mental tough spots. Inside this book you'll discover:What Being A Producer Actually MeansHow To Set Yourself Up For Success By Creating A Productive EnvironmentHow To Push Past Some Common Negative BeliefsHow To Minimize Distractions And InterruptionsWays To Find The Time To Compose - Even If You Have A Full-Time JobWhy Habits Will Bring SuccessHow Expectations Can Kill Your MusicWhy Goals Will Help You GrowWays To Track Your ProgressA Belief System That Is Designed For Success In The Long RunIt's definitely possible to crank out finished songs, sign them to labels, and start getting gigs. However, the solution is counter-intuitive. Change your mindset and the rest will follow.Download now and take your producing to the next level. To get started, hit the buy button at the top of the page.

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Step by Step: Adventures in Sequencing with Max/MSP

Pdf eBooks Step by Step: Adventures in Sequencing with Max/MSP

Pdf:Step by Step: Adventures in Sequencing with Max/MSP.Step sequencers are a special treat: they offer a simplified approach to composition that can be the basis for fun and creative music-making. Using the Max/MSP visual programming language, Gregory Taylor provides the recipes for over a dozen step sequencers that range from basic to surprisingly deep. In doing so, he also presents Max as the perfect toolkit for creating these addictive devices.

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The Legend of Zelda Series for Easy Piano: Sheet Music From the Nintendo® Video Game Collection

Pdf eBooks The Legend of Zelda Series for Easy Piano: Sheet Music From the Nintendo® Video Game Collection

Pdf:The Legend of Zelda Series for Easy Piano: Sheet Music From the Nintendo® Video Game Collection.After decades of anticipation, Alfred is proud to release the officially licensed, collectible sheet music companion folios to The Legend of Zelda™ video game series. The 33 arrangements in this Easy Piano edition contain the instantly recognizable melodies beloved by generations of gamers around the globe. From Koji Kondo's iconic "The Legend of Zelda™ Main Theme" to The Legend of Zelda™: Spirit Tracks themes, the dozens of pieces in this book represent two and a half decades of Nintendo® video game favorites. Adding to the fun, graphics from the corresponding games grace each page of the sheet music. Impress friends, family, and audiences of all ages by playing from this magnificent collection, which makes a great gift for every pianist. Titles: * The Legend of Zelda™ Title Theme * The Legend of Zelda™ Main Theme * Zelda II™ - The Adventure of Link™ Title Theme * Zelda II™ - The Adventure of Link™ Palace Music * The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past™ Title Screen * The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past™ Hyrule Castle Music * The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past™ Main Theme * The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past™ The Dark World * The Legend of Zelda™: Link's Awakening™ Main Theme * The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ Title Theme * The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ Princess Zelda's Theme * The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ Hyrule Field * The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ Lost Woods (Saria's Song) * The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ Gerudo Valley * The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ Song of Storms * The Legend of Zelda™: Majora's Mask™ Prelude of Majora's Mask * The Legend of Zelda™: Majora's Mask™Termina Field * The Legend of Zelda™: The Wind Waker™ Main Theme * The Legend of Zelda™: The Wind Waker™ Dragon Roost Island * The Legend of Zelda™: The Wind Waker™ Ocean Theme * The Legend of Zelda™: The Wind Waker™ Molgera * The Legend of Zelda™: Four Swords Adventures Village of the Blue Maiden Restored * The Legend of Zelda™: Four Swords Adventures Field Theme * The Legend of Zelda™: Twilight Princess Hyrule Field Main Theme * The Legend of Zelda™: Twilight Princess Hidden Village * The Legend of Zelda™: Twilight Princess Midna's Lament * The Legend of Zelda™: Phantom Hourglass Ciela's Parting Words * The Legend of Zelda™: Spirit Tracks Title Theme * The Legend of Zelda™: Spirit Tracks Field Theme * The Legend of Zelda™: Spirit Tracks Train Travel (Main Theme) * The Legend of Zelda™ Triforce Fanfare * The Legend of Zelda™ Correct Solution * The Legend of Zelda™ Whistle of Warp "Best in Show" Award at Winter NAMM 2012 presented by Music Inc. magazine.

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Mars by 1980: The Story of Electronic Music

Pdf eBooks Mars by 1980: The Story of Electronic Music

Pdf:Mars by 1980: The Story of Electronic Music.Electronic music is now ubiquitous, from mainstream pop hits to the furthest reaches of the avant garde. But how did we get here? In Mars by 1980, David Stubbs charts the evolution of synthesised tones, from the earliest mechanical experiments in the late nineteenth century, through the musique concrete of the Futurists and radical composers such as Pierre Schaeffer and Karl Stockhausen, to the gradual absorption of electronic instrumentation into the mainstream, be it through the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, grandiose prog rock or the DIY approach of electronica, house and techno.Stubbs tells a tale of mavericks and future dreamers, malfunctioning devices and sonic mayhem. But above all, he describes an essential story of authenticity: is this music? Mars by 1980 is the definitive account that answers this question.

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Babbling Corpse: Vaporwave And The Commodification Of Ghosts

Pdf eBooks Babbling Corpse: Vaporwave And The Commodification Of Ghosts

Pdf:Babbling Corpse: Vaporwave And The Commodification Of Ghosts.In the age of global capitalism, vaporwave celebrates and undermines the electronic ghosts haunting the nostalgia industry. Ours is a time of ghosts in machines, killing meaning and exposing the gaps inherent in the electronic media that pervade our lives. Vaporwave is an infant musical micro-genre that foregrounds the horror of electronic media's ability to appear - as media theorist Jeffrey Sconce terms it - "haunted." Experimental musicians such as INTERNET CLUB and MACINTOSH PLUS manipulate Muzak and commercial music to undermine the commodification of nostalgia in the age of global capitalism while accentuating the uncanny properties of electronic music production. Babbling Corpse reveals vaporwave's many intersections with politics, media theory, and our present fascination with uncanny, co(s)mic horror. The book is aimed at those interested in global capitalism's effect on art, musical raids on mainstream "indie" and popular music, and anyone intrigued by the changing relationship between art and commerce.

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EQing Electronic Music: Essential Tips For Producers (Making Electronic Music Book 2)

Pdf eBooks EQing Electronic Music: Essential Tips For Producers (Making Electronic Music Book 2)

Pdf:EQing Electronic Music: Essential Tips For Producers (Making Electronic Music Book 2).Want To Know How To Properly Work With EQs?What's the secret to well-mixed tracks? How do you go from crappy productions to well-balanced pieces? It begins with mastering the building blocks, like learning how to properly use an EQ. Yes, there are thousands of EQ plugins out there, and they all tout different traits. Having a million plugins won't get you anywhere if you're not sure how to use them effectively.In "EQing Electronic Music", you'll learn many crucial techniques and tips for using equalizers. You will not find any secrets that can't be learned and mastered. Nor will you find any ways to immediately make an amazing tune. What you WILL learn is how to make sure you understand what the purpose of an EQ is and WHEN they are meant to be used.DISCOVER the best practices with EQs and you'll be set to really grow.Have you ever been uncertain how to EQ an instrument? Many aspiring producers don't know simple truths that could launch them to the next level. The truth is this: Great producers hone their skills, they practice regularly, and KNOW their foundational elements. This book was written to help you get a handle on using EQs.By knowing what an EQ does, how it operates, and where they come in handy, you'll be prepared to use them successfully down the road.Of course, it's always about practice. Reading the tips contained in this book won't matter if you don't practice them and experience them for yourself. The good news is it's not hard to improve from where you currently are. If you learn how to embrace your strengths and you continually push yourself, you will continue to move upward.LEARN The Best Strategies For EQing Electronic Music"EQing Electronic Music" details a variety of concepts that will increase your productivity and help you to become a better producer. Inside this book you'll discover:When To Use An EQHow To EQ An Instrument ProperlyEasy Methods To Make Your Music Sound BetterHow To Minimize Muddiness And Increase ClarityWhat The Frequency Spectrum IsWhere Instruments Fall In The Frequency SpectrumThe Different Kinds of EQs And Their ModesDifferent Filters And Their PurposesEQ Plugin Recommendations That You Can Rely OnValuable Images To Help You Understand The TechniquesIt's definitely possible to crank out finished songs, sign them to labels, and start getting gigs. It's also possible to get to the point where every song of yours sounds amazing. However, you need to understand the fundamental building blocks first. Learn to use EQs to your advantage and you'll be much better off in your compositions.Download now and take your producing to the next level. To get started, hit the buy button at the top of the page.

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Minecraft: Volume Alpha: Piano Sheet Music Selections from the Video Game Soundtrack

Pdf eBooks Minecraft: Volume Alpha: Piano Sheet Music Selections from the Video Game Soundtrack

Pdf:Minecraft: Volume Alpha: Piano Sheet Music Selections from the Video Game Soundtrack.With more than 20 million players worldwide, Minecraft ranks among the world's most popular video games. Its soundtrack by Daniel "C418" Rosenfeld is one of the world's most recognized and beloved video game scores, and this book lets pianists bring the music to life! Titles: * Key * Door * Subwoofer Lullaby * Death * Living Mice * Moog City * Haggstrom * Minecraft * Equinoxe * Mice on Venus * Dry Hands * Wet Hands * Clark * Chris * Excuse * Sweden * Danny * Beginning * Droopy Like Ricochet

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260 Drum Machine Patterns

Pdf eBooks 260 Drum Machine Patterns

Pdf:260 Drum Machine Patterns.(Technical). This book is a supplement to the first volume of Drum Machine Patterns. In it you will find over 260 rhythm patterns and breaks. These are original patterns that can be programmed easily on any drum machine. This book contains the rhythms most often used in contemporary music, and many patterns incorporate flams, to be used on the latest generation of drum machines.

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Making Electronic Music: Production Made Easy

Pdf eBooks Making Electronic Music: Production Made Easy

Pdf:Making Electronic Music: Production Made Easy.Learn how to produce electronic music (especially house and techno) with this awesome guide. Complete with images illustrating how to create specific sounds, Production Made Easy offers the most in-depth guides for every aspect of building and designing a track. Included are discussions on designing bass lines, kick drums, and synth lines, using EQs and compression, and much, much more!

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Porcelain: A Memoir

Pdf eBooks Porcelain: A Memoir

Pdf:Porcelain: A Memoir.From one of the most interesting and iconic musicians of our time, a piercingly tender, funny, and harrowing account of the path from suburban poverty and alienation to a life of beauty, squalor, and unlikely success out of the NYC club scene of the late '80s and '90s.There were many reasons Moby was never going to make it as a DJ and musician in the New York club scene. This was the New York of Palladium; of Mars, Limelight, and Twilo; of unchecked, drug-fueled hedonism in pumping clubs where dance music was still largely underground, popular chiefly among working-class African Americans and Latinos. And then there was Moby—not just a poor, skinny white kid from Connecticut, but a devout Christian, a vegan, and a teetotaler. He would learn what it was to be spat on, to live on almost nothing. But it was perhaps the last good time for an artist to live on nothing in New York City: the age of AIDS and crack but also of a defiantly festive cultural underworld. Not without drama, he found his way. But success was not uncomplicated; it led to wretched, if in hindsight sometimes hilarious, excess and proved all too fleeting. And so by the end of the decade, Moby contemplated an end in his career and elsewhere in his life, and put that emotion into what he assumed would be his swan song, his good-bye to all that, the album that would in fact be the beginning of an astonishing new phase: the multimillion-selling Play.   At once bighearted and remorseless in its excavation of a lost world, Porcelain is both a chronicle of a city and a time and a deeply intimate exploration of finding one’s place during the most gloriously anxious period in life, when you’re on your own, betting on yourself, but have no idea how the story ends, and so you live with the honest dread that you’re one false step from being thrown out on your face. Moby’s voice resonates with honesty, wit, and, above all, an unshakable passion for his music that steered him through some very rough seas.   Porcelain is about making it, losing it, loving it, and hating it. It’s about finding your people, your place, thinking you've lost them both, and then, somehow, when you think it’s over, from a place of well-earned despair, creating a masterpiece. As a portrait of the young artist, Porcelain is a masterpiece in its own right, fit for the short shelf of musicians’ memoirs that capture not just a scene but an age, and something timeless about the human condition. Push play.

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The 3-Delay Mix System: Learn the exact framework for using delay perfectly in any mix (Audio Engineering, Music Production, Sound Design & Mixing Audio Series: Book 5)

Pdf eBooks The 3-Delay Mix System: Learn the exact framework for using delay perfectly in any mix (Audio Engineering, Music Production, Sound Design & Mixing Audio Series: Book 5)

Pdf:The 3-Delay Mix System: Learn the exact framework for using delay perfectly in any mix (Audio Engineering, Music Production, Sound Design & Mixing Audio Series: Book 5).Delay is essential for expanding the depth and space of our mixes beyond what’s possible with reverb alone. But of course like any mixing tool, there’s a lot of ways to get it wrong and really just a handful of ways to get it right.In this book you’ll learn the following:✔ Learn how to mix delay with EQ, Reverb, Chorus FX, Distortion, Sidechaining/Ducking and Automation.✔ Learn the difference between Reverb and Delay and when to use which one in a mix.✔ Learn The 3-Delay Mix System which guarantees you’ll use the right amount of delay to get a richer more convincing sense of depth in your mixes.✔ Get access to the five most universal delay presets which enable you to get the delay you need in 5 minutes or less.✔ Learn the 4 most important delay controls to tweak in order to get results that work every time.✔ Learn how to use delay and reverb together.✔ Learn the difference between Analog and Digital Delays and how each excels at achieving specific mix results.Now fundamentally, when it comes to configuring delays that sit perfectly in a mix, there are two major challenges that must be solved: 1.   Getting the right delay timing.2.   Mixing the delay properly.Getting the right delay timing is about understanding which delay times work best for a given situation. In order to do this we’ll learn the value of breaking delays up into two categories called Repeats & Slapbacks. Understanding the strengths of each delay category is one of the first steps for getting delay right.Beyond this, it’s the mixing of delay so it fits perfectly that presents the majority of challenges. It’s for this reason that we’ll explain in depth how to mix delays with EQ, reverb,width, panning, sidechaining/ducking and volume automation.The main challenge with delay will always be figuring out how to use it in a way that contributes to the clarity and expansiveness of your mixes. But the real goal is to get delays that sit perfectly in the mix without making your life a living hell trying to set it up. The purpose of The 3-Delay Mix System is that it guarantees you’ll use the right amount and right kinds of delay for a mix. Not only that, but it gives you a preset system that will enable you to get the right delay in an utterly short period of time. This means you’ll spend more time making progress in your songs instead of getting stuck in one place.So pickup your copy now and discover the exact way to use delay perfectly in any mix.  

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The Raver Stories Project

Pdf eBooks The Raver Stories Project

Pdf:The Raver Stories Project.In the 1990s, an incredible revolution swept across dance floors worldwide. It was an underground revolution called the rave scene, where thousands of electronic music fans gathered at secret events across the country, and partied well into the morning to the most cutting edge beats on the planet. Many had their lives changed in often positive and profound ways, thanks in no small part to the rave scene’s warm and embracing nature. It was a social movement unlike any other, the most significant since the rise of hip-hop.THE RAVER STORIES PROJECT is the book that reveals the rave scene as it really was and is, compiled and edited by one of the ultimate rave insiders—longtime dance music photojournalist Michael Tullberg. In late 2016, Tullberg put out a Call For Story Submissions to the global electronic music community, asking for their most memorable, exciting and even transformative experiences in the rave scene…the ones that meant the most to them. The response he got was nothing less than phenomenal.Tullberg received stories from around the world, ranging in time from the original UK rave explosion in the late 1980s until the present day. The scope of the stories is impressively wide, including warehouse parties, desert raves, mansion parties, underground clubs, and enormous festivals. Tales came in about the over-the-top lunacy of Electric Daisy Carnival, the elite VIP room at London’s Ministry Of Sound, and the desert wastes of Burning Man.The personal accounts of the raver authors are eye-opening, such as the stories from survivors of emotional and physical abuse who found solace in the healing arms of the rave scene. One account is from a Chicano DJ/producer who credits the rave scene from saving him from the clutches of gang life. Another tells about when a desert party gets blasted by a midnight sandstorm. Throughout the pieces, these street-level scribes produce memorable observations that put to rest the notion that raves are simply havens for drug use, such as:Erin Brooks:  “What kept us coming back was that connection with each other, to be in a space with so much friendliness and pure joy! The community, the camaraderie, compassion, PLUR – peace, love, unity, respect; people from all different groups getting along and being nice to each other, not just not fighting, but actually being kind to one another. Those interactions sort of blew my mind.”Arika Santos: “We worshipped the music. We worshipped the speaker like it was our God.”Juicy Jay: “…I remember rocking that event when the cops came to the door the first night. Luckily for us, this girl told them that her dad was away and the officers simply told her to keep the noise down. The party went on for two and a half days after that.”Sabrina Dolling: “What happened inside that event forever changed the trajectory of my life. A whole new world was opened to me. For the FIRST TIME in my entire life, I felt ACCEPTANCE by my peers, by complete strangers. Everyone was smiling, hugging me and giving me high fives as I walked down the hallways. I felt love in my heart, a feeling I wasn't used to. I HAD FOUND MY PEOPLE. I had a reason to love and to give. I decided right then and there that I wanted to live. I was a raver.”Along the way, the reader can also see the growth and development of the rave scene itself, from its underground beginnings to the mammoth festivals of today. This makes THE RAVER STORIES PROJECT a critical account of the evolution of electronic music entertainment. It is the genuine article, a true representation of a cultural and musical explosion, from the people who experienced it first-hand. The book is released under Tullberg’s 5150 Publishing imprint.

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Techno Rebels (Painted Turtle)

Pdf eBooks Techno Rebels (Painted Turtle)

Pdf:Techno Rebels (Painted Turtle).When it was originally published in 1999, Techno Rebels became the definitive text on a hard-to-define but vital genre of music. Author Dan Sicko demystified techno’s characteristics, influences, and origins and argued that although techno enjoyed its most widespread popularity in Europe, its birthplace and most important incubator was Detroit. In this revised and updated edition, Sicko expands on Detroit’s role in the birth of techno and takes readers on an insider’s tour of techno’s past, present, and future in an enjoyable account filled with firsthand anecdotes, interviews, and artist profiles.Techno Rebels begins by examining the underground 1980s party scene in Detroit, where DJs and producers like the Electrifying Mojo, Ken Collier, The Wizard, and Richard Davis were experimenting with music that was a world apart from anything happening in New York or Los Angeles. He details the early days of the “Belleville Three”—Juan Atkins, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson—who created the Detroit techno sound and became famous abroad as the sound spread to the UK and Europe. In this revised edition, Sicko delves deeper into the Detroit story, detailing the evolution of the artists and scene into the mid-1990s, and looks to nearby Ann Arbor to consider topics like the Electrifying Mojo’s beginnings, the role of radio station WCBN, and the emergence of record label Ghostly International. Sicko concludes by investigating how Detroit techno functions today after the contrived electronica boom of the late 1990s, through the original artists, new sounds, and Detroit’s annual electronic music festival.Ultimately, Sicko argues that techno is rooted in the “collective dreaming” of the city of Detroit—as if its originators wanted to preserve what was great about the city—its machines and its deep soul roots. Techno Rebels gives a thorough picture of the music itself and the trailblazing musicians behind it and is a must-read for all fans of techno, popular music, and contemporary culture.

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Ultimate Ableton Live 9 & 8 Course - 66 Detailed & Easy to Follow Training Video Tutorials Learn Guide (Music Habits)

Pdf eBooks Ultimate Ableton Live 9 & 8 Course - 66 Detailed & Easy to Follow Training Video Tutorials Learn Guide (Music Habits)

Pdf:Ultimate Ableton Live 9 & 8 Course - 66 Detailed & Easy to Follow Training Video Tutorials Learn Guide (Music Habits).The Ultimate Ableton Live Video GuideIt's extremely important that you know that this is a video series, not a typical ebook. The best way to experience this is going to be to download the free kindle app for your home computer or laptop. This ebook is not formatted to work with most Amazon Kindles & is tricky on iPads( It might be possible with the Puffin Browser App). As this ebook links to streaming videos, you will need to be online with a good internet connection to enjoy this detailed & easy to follow video course. This is the one collection that will finally help you understand Ableton Live inside & out, so you can start making music right away. Whether you are a DJ, composer, Remixer, make mash-ups or want your live performances to come to life, Ableton is the industry standard for easily doing all of these! Below are just some of the videos included:IntroIntro 2(live 9 users)Basic editingVolume & parameter editsClips in AbletonAutowarpingWarping in Ableton 8ImpulseImpulse 2Freezing tracks to save cpuRecording midi to audioHow to Export Audio in the Session windowMake a DJ mix in arrange windowRewiring with Reason as a slaveController knobs & keysSidechainingBeat RepeatBasic audio & midi preferencesLesson for live bandsSave save saveCreating & saving group instruments & fxDJing in Ableton 1DJing in Ableton 2DJing in Ableton 3DJing in Ableton 4DJing in Ableton 5Setting up a 3rd party vocoderGetting a great Vocoder soundMaking filter sweepsRecording loops on the flySampler – importing multisamplesSampler – sample tabSampler – modulation & midi tabSampler – Pitch OscSampler – Filter tabSampler – ZoneChanging tempo in AbletonOperator 1Operator 2Operator 3Filter EnvelopesSimpler tricksAffecting multiple clipsStep SequencingMidi Preferences – Track Sync RemoteSynthesis:Synthesis introSynthesis – AdditiveSynthesis – oscillatorsSynthesis – EnvelopesSynthesis – SubtractiveSynthesis – FM

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Air Fryer Cookbook: 250 Recipes for Everyday Cooking Designed for Two People

Pdf eBooks Air Fryer Cookbook: 250 Recipes for Everyday Cooking Designed for Two People

Pdf:Air Fryer Cookbook: 250 Recipes for Everyday Cooking Designed for Two People.Would you like to share healthy and delicious meals with your loved one every day at your place? It is possible with Air Fryer! You do not have to sacrifice your time and money to get a decent dinner anymore! Inside this cookbook, we gathered 250 the best Air Fryer recipes adjusted for only 2 servings!Check out some of the recipes you're about to discover:Stuffed Potato HalvesBacon OmeletCarrot CookiesJuicy Lamb RibsBake Potato with Cream CheeseMeat Zucchini RingsMushrooms in Cream SauceCoconut Chicken BitesApricot MuffinsYou don't have to calculate your servings anymore when you want to make something tasty for you and your special someone!Now you only need this cookbook!

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Shinto the Kami Way

Pdf eBooks Shinto the Kami Way

Pdf:Shinto the Kami Way."An excellently rounded introduction by an eminent Shinto scholar."—Library JournalShinto, the indigenous faith of the Japanese people, continues to fascinate and mystify both the casual visitor to Japan and the long-time resident. Relatively unknown among the religions of the world, Shinto: The Kami Way provides an enlightening window into this Japanese faith.In its general aspects, Shinto is more than a religious faith. It is an amalgam of attitudes, ideas, and ways of doing things that through two millennia and more have become an integral part of the way of the Japanese people. Shinto is both a personal faith in the kami—objects of worship in Shinto and an honorific for noble, sacred spirits—and a communal way of life according to the mind of the kami. This introduction unveils Shinto's spiritual characteristics and discusses the architecture and function of Shinto shrines. Further examination of Shinto's lively festivals, worship, music, and sacred regalia illustrates Shinto's influence on all levels of Japanese life.Fifteen photographs, numerous drawings and Dr. Ono's text introduce the reader to two millennia of indigenous Japanese belief in the kami and in communal life.Chapters include:The Kami WayShrinesWorship and FestivalsPolitical and Social CharacteristicsSome Spiritual Characteristics

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Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture

Pdf eBooks Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture

Pdf:Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture.On August 19, 1418, a competition concerning Florence's magnificent new cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore--already under construction for more than a century--was announced: "Whoever desires to make any model or design for the vaulting of the main Dome....shall do so before the end of the month of September." The proposed dome was regarded far and wide as all but impossible to build: not only would it be enormous, but its original and sacrosanct design shunned the flying buttresses that supported cathedrals all over Europe. The dome would literally need to be erected over thin air. Of the many plans submitted, one stood out--a daring and unorthodox solution to vaulting what is still the largest dome (143 feet in diameter) in the world. It was offered not by a master mason or carpenter, but by a goldsmith and clockmaker named Filippo Brunelleschi, who would dedicate the next twenty-eight years to solving the puzzles of the dome's construction. In the process, he did nothing less than reinvent the field of architecture. Brunelleschi's Dome is the story of how a Renaissance genius bent men, materials, and the very forces of nature to build an architectural wonder we continue to marvel at today. Denounced at first as a madman, Brunelleschi was celebrated at the end as a genius. He engineered the perfect placement of brick and stone, built ingenious hoists and cranes to carry an estimated 70 million pounds hundreds of feet into the air, and designed the workers' platforms and routines so carefully that only one man died during the decades of construction--all the while defying those who said the dome would surely collapse and his own personal obstacles that at times threatened to overwhelm him. Even today, in an age of soaring skyscrapers, the cathedral dome of Santa Maria del Fiore retains a rare power to astonish. Ross King brings its creation to life in a fifteenth-century chronicle with twenty-first-century resonance.

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Fire Stick: The Ultimate User guide to Master Your Amazon Fire Stick and Unlock its True Potential (including Tips and Tricks, the 2018 updated user guide,home tv,digital media Book 1)

Pdf eBooks Fire Stick: The Ultimate User guide to Master Your Amazon Fire Stick and Unlock its True Potential (including Tips and Tricks, the 2018 updated user  guide,home tv,digital media Book 1)

Pdf:Fire Stick: The Ultimate User guide to Master Your Amazon Fire Stick and Unlock its True Potential (including Tips and Tricks, the 2018 updated user guide,home tv,digital media Book 1).The Ultimate User guide to Master Your Amazon Fire Stick and Unlock its True PotentialThe Amazon Fire Stick has been the first choice for cord-cutters since its release in 2014. With their 2nd Generation of the device, Amazon has made it an even more impressive piece of technology. Now that it features full Alexa capabilities, the Fire Stick can do more than just stream movies and TV shows.The information in this book will tell you everything you need to know to make the most of your new Fire HD 8 Tablet. It covers a range of topics, including:Here is a preview of what you'll learn: Tips for navigating the main interface and the settings Options for streaming content Use of Alexa on the Fire Stick How the new Fire Stick differs from the first generation Downloading and installing appsThe Fire Stick is easy to learn how to use--in fact, most users can be up and streaming within just minutes of receiving the Fire Stick. The information in this book will help you take your Fire Stick ownership to the next level, to make sure you're not missing any of the amazing things it can bring to your life.Download your copy of " Fire Stick " by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now With 1-Click" button.

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Universe of Stone: Chartres Cathedral and the Invention of the Gothic

Pdf eBooks Universe of Stone: Chartres Cathedral and the Invention of the Gothic

Pdf:Universe of Stone: Chartres Cathedral and the Invention of the Gothic.Chartres Cathedral, south of Paris, is revered as one of the most beautiful and profound works of art in the Western canon. But what did it mean to those who constructed it in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries—and why was it built at such immense height and with such glorious play of light, in the soaring manner we now call Gothic? In this eminently fascinating work, author Philip Ball makes sense of the visual and emotional power of Chartres and brilliantly explores how its construction—and the creation of other Gothic cathedrals—represented a profound and dramatic shift in the way medieval thinkers perceived their relationship with their world. Beautifully illustrated and written, filled with astonishing insight, Universe of Stone embeds the magnificent cathedral in the culture of the twelfth century—its schools of philosophy and science, its trades and technologies, its politics and religious debates—enabling us to view this ancient architectural marvel with fresh eyes.

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Shinto Shrines: A Guide to the Sacred Sites of Japan's Ancient Religion

Pdf eBooks Shinto Shrines: A Guide to the Sacred Sites of Japan's Ancient Religion

Pdf:Shinto Shrines: A Guide to the Sacred Sites of Japan's Ancient Religion.Of Japan’s two great religious traditions, Shinto is far less known and understood in the West. Although there are a number of books that explain the religion and its philosophy, this work is the first in English to focus on sites where Shinto has been practiced since the dawn of Japanese history. In an extensive introductory section, authors Joseph Cali and John Dougill delve into the fascinating aspects of Shinto, clarifying its relationship with Buddhism as well as its customs, symbolism, and pilgrimage routes. This is followed by a fully illustrated guide to 57 major Shinto shrines throughout Japan, many of which have been designated World Heritage Sites or National Treasures. In each comprehensive entry, the authors highlight important spiritual and physical features of the individual shrines (architecture, design, and art), associated festivals, and enshrined gods. They note the prayers offered and, for travelers, the best times to visit. With over 125 color photographs and 50 detailed illustrations of archetypical Shinto objects and shrines, this volume will enthrall not only those interested in religion but also armchair travelers and visitors to Japan alike.Whether you are planning to visit the actual sites or take a virtual journey, this guide is the perfect companion.

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Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's

Pdf eBooks Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's

Pdf:Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's.In this dramatic journey through religious and artistic history, R. A. Scotti traces the defining event of a glorious epoch: the building of St. Peter?s Basilica. Begun by the ferociously ambitious Pope Julius II in 1506, the endeavor would span two tumultuous centuries, challenge the greatest Renaissance masters?Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bramante?and enrage Martin Luther. By the time it was completed, Shakespeare had written all of his plays, the Mayflower had reached Plymouth?and Rome had risen with its astounding basilica to become Europe?s holy metropolis. A dazzling portrait of human achievement and excess, Basilica is a triumph of historical writing.

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Fast Faces: Unleash Your Creativity with a Friendly Lump of Clay

Pdf eBooks Fast Faces: Unleash Your Creativity with a Friendly Lump of Clay

Pdf:Fast Faces: Unleash Your Creativity with a Friendly Lump of Clay.This new sculpting method is so much fun it’s almost addictive.If you're a kid in middle school or older you'll have a blast making these goofy faces. You can even use your Fast Faces as character models for animated videos or your next graphic novel.For adults, the Fast Face method is a stress-free way to sculpt quirky little faces that you’ll fall in love with. It’s almost like doodling with clay. For artists of all ages and skill levels: The Fast Face method will help you gain confidence in your ability to create unique, one-of-a-kind art;This new way to sculpt will help you see creative inspiration everywhere you look, and to find your own creative voice;And every face you sculpt will be a happy surprise, because it won’t be like anything you’ve ever made before.The author says: "I’ve been sculpting with many different media for many years, but I learn something with every new Fast Face I make — and every one of them surprises me. Why should kids have all the fun?"

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Liberty's Torch: The Great Adventure to Build The Statue of Liberty

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Pdf:Liberty's Torch: The Great Adventure to Build The Statue of Liberty.“Turns out that what you thought you knew about Lady Liberty is dead wrong. Learn the truth in this fascinating account” (O, The Oprah Magazine).   The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world, a powerful symbol of freedom and the American dream. For decades, the myth has persisted that the statue was a grand gift from France, but now Liberty’s Torch reveals how she was in fact the pet project of one quixotic and visionary French sculptor, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi. Bartholdi not only forged this 151-foot-tall colossus in a workshop in Paris and transported her across the ocean, but battled to raise money for the statue and make her a reality.   A young sculptor inspired by a trip to Egypt where he saw the pyramids and Sphinx, he traveled to America, carrying with him the idea of a colossal statue of a woman. There he enlisted the help of notable people of the age—including Ulysses S. Grant, Joseph Pulitzer, Victor Hugo, Gustave Eiffel, and Thomas Edison—to help his scheme. He also came up with inventive ideas to raise money, including exhibiting the torch at the Philadelphia world’s fair and charging people to climb up inside. While the French and American governments dithered, Bartholdi made the statue a reality by his own entrepreneurship, vision, and determination.   “By explaining Liberty’s tortured history and resurrecting Bartholdi’s indomitable spirit, Mitchell has done a great service. This is narrative history, well told. It is history that connects us to our past and—hopefully—to our future.” —Los Angeles Times

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The Toaster Project: Or A Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from Scratch

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Pdf:The Toaster Project: Or A Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from Scratch."Hello, my name is Thomas Thwaites, and I have made a toaster." So begins The Toaster Project, the author's nine-month-long journey from his local appliance store to remote mines in the UK to his mother's backyard, where he creates a crude foundry. Along the way, he learns that an ordinary toaster is made up of 404 separate parts, that the best way to smelt metal at home is by using a method found in a fifteenth-century treatise, and that plastic is almost impossible to make from scratch. In the end, Thwaites's homemade toaster—a haunting and strangely beautiful object—cost 250 times more than the toaster he bought at the store and involved close to two thousand miles of travel to some of Britain's remotest locations. The Toaster Project may seem foolish, even insane. Yet, Thwaites's quixotic tale, told with self-deprecating wit, helps us reflect on the costs and perils of our cheap consumer culture, and in so doing reveals much about the organization of the modern world.

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Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama

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Pdf:Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama.I am deeply terrified by the obsessions crawling over my body, whether they come from within me or from outside. I fluctuate between feelings of reality and unreality. I, myself, delight in my obsessions.'Yayoi Kusama is one of the most significant contemporary artists at work today. This engaging autobiography tells the story of her life and extraordinary career in her own words, revealing her as a fascinating figure and maverick artist who channels her obsessive neuroses into an art that transcends cultural barriers. Kusama describes the decade she spent in New York, first as a poverty stricken artist and later as the doyenne of an alternative counter-cultural scene. She provides a frank and touching account of her relationships with key art-world figures, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Donald Judd and the reclusive Joseph Cornell, with whom Kusama forged a close bond. In candid terms she describes her childhood and the first appearance of the obsessive visions that have haunted her throughout her life. Returning to Japan in the early 1970s, Kusama checked herself into a psychiatric hospital in Tokyo where she resides to the present day, emerging to dedicate herself with seemingly endless vigour to her art and her writing. This remarkable autobiography provides a powerful insight into a unique artistic mind, haunted by fears and phobias yet determined to maintain her position at the forefront of the artistic avant-garde. In addition to her artwork, Yayoi Kusama is the author of numerous volumes of poetry and fiction, including The Hustler's Grotto of Christopher Street, Manhattan Suicide Addict and Violet Obsession.

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They Made Us Happy: Betty Comden & Adolph Green's Musicals & Movies

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Pdf:They Made Us Happy: Betty Comden & Adolph Green's Musicals & Movies.Betty Comden and Adolph Green were the writers behind such classic stage musicals as On the Town, Wonderful Town, and Bells Are Ringing, and they provided lyrics for such standards as "New York, New York," "Just in Time," "The Party's Over," and "Make Someone Happy," to name just a few. This remarkable duo, the longest-running partnership in theatrical history, also penned the screenplays for such cinematic gems as Singin' in the Rain and The Band Wagon. In the process they worked with such artists as Leonard Bernstein, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Judy Holliday, and Jule Styne. They Made Us Happy is the first book to tell the full story of their careers, lives, and work, starting with their acclaimed appearances as part of the sketch troupe the Revuers and moving through their bi-coastal lives as a pair of Broadway's top writers and two of Hollywood's most valued scribes. The book takes readers on a trip through almost the entirety of the twentieth century, and along the way there are appearances by the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Greta Garbo, and Charlie Chaplin. Author Andy Propst brings both their produced work to life as well as many of the projects that that never made it to the stage or the screen, including an aborted musical version of Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth, a bio-pic about director-choreographer Busby Berkeley, and their version of the book for Cole Porter's musical Out of This World. Comden and Green's wit and deft satire inspired laughs during their lives, and their musicals and movies have endured, amusing generation after generation. It's work that will always be making audiences happy.

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The Birmingham Children's March: A Play About the 1963 Children's Crusade for Civil Rights (Civil Rights Arts Project Series)

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Pdf:The Birmingham Children's March: A Play About the 1963 Children's Crusade for Civil Rights (Civil Rights Arts Project Series).Alan Marshall's Birmingham Children's March is a dramatization of the events in Birmingham, Alabama during the spring of 1963 when the peaceful marches led by school children rescued Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s faltering civil rights campaign and moved a reluctant President Kennedy to introduce a landmark civil rights bill to Congress.Thirteen-year-old Freida McCarter wants nothing to do freedom marches or demonstrations, especially after learning that she had to remain nonviolent, if attacked. "Well, you don’t have to worry about me. Ain’t nobody gonna put their hands on me and there is no way I’m sittin’ in jail for the freedom I should have had when I was born."Despite her intention to avoid becoming involved, Frieda makes a fateful decision that places her in harm's way. She is attacked by vicious police dogs, high pressure water hoses, arrested and taken to jail.Freida eventually musters the courage to not only overcome her fear, but to face the consequences of her actions.The Birmingham Children's March: A Play about the 1963 Children's Campaign for Civil Rights is an interactive, mass meeting production featuring freedom songs, speeches, testimonies, and character-driven drama, all happening around the audience.

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Blender 3D For Beginners: The Complete Guide: The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Getting Started with Navigating, Modeling, Animating, Texturing, Lighting, Compositing and Rendering within Blender.

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Pdf:Blender 3D For Beginners: The Complete Guide: The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Getting Started with Navigating, Modeling, Animating, Texturing, Lighting, Compositing and Rendering within Blender..Blender 3D For Beginners: The Complete Guide aims to help get you started with using the free open-source 3D software Blender. You will learn the basics of nearly everything Blender has to offer. The book is aimed at the complete beginner of Blender and even beginners in the world of 3D graphics and animation.With 16 chapters and 115 pages in total, this book aims to explain the key components of Blender clearly and concisely and get you up to speed with Blender very quickly! The book is explained in a simple and easy-to-understand manner with minimal jargon. Furthermore, the book provides simple follow-along exercises that helps you get the practical experience you need which in turn helps you learn better. By the end of this book, you will begin to feel comfortable working with 3D projects within Blender alone and also get one step closer to your dream goal of one day making your own animated film! (or any other project that requires Blender)More specifically, in this book, you will learn about:- The Blender user interface- Navigating your way around Blender- 3D Modeling basics- Cycles shaders- Texturing and UV mapping- Lighting (as well as some basic lighting setups you can use right away)- Sculpting- Animation- Particles- Physics- Rendering- Using Blender as a Video Editor- CompositingSubscribe to the email list at ThilakanathanStudios.com to receive regular Blender for Beginner tutorials for free.