All societies have relied on music to transform the experience of work. Song accompanied the farmer’s labors, calmed the herder’s flock, and set in motion the spinner’s wheel. Today this tradition continues. Music blares on the shop floor; song accompanies transactions in the retail store; the radio keeps the trucker going on the long-distance haul. Now Ted Gioia, author of several acclaimed books on the history of jazz, tells the story of work songs from prehistoric times to the present. Vocation by vocation, Gioia focuses attention on the rhythms and melodies that have attended tasks such as the cultivation of crops, the raising and lowering of sails, the swinging of hammers, the felling of trees. In an engaging, conversational writing style, he synthesizes a breathtaking amount of material, not only from songbooks and recordings but also from travel literature, historical accounts, slave narratives, folklore, labor union writings, and more. He draws on all of these to describe how workers in societies around the world have used music to increase efficiency, measure time, relay commands, maintain focus, and alleviate drudgery. At the same time, Gioia emphasizes how work songs often soar beyond utilitarian functions. The heart-wringing laments of the prison chain gang, the sailor’s shanties, the lumberjack’s ballads, the field hollers and corn-shucking songs of the American South, the pearl-diving songs of the Persian Gulf, the rich mbube a cappella singing of South African miners: Who can listen to these and other songs borne of toil and hard labor without feeling their sweep and power? Ultimately, Work Songs, like its companion volume Healing Songs, is an impassioned tribute to the extraordinary capacity of music to enter into day-to-day lives, to address humanity’s deepest concerns and most heartfelt needs.
As a young composer in the years preceding World War I, Maurice Ravel brought to the art of the song that distinctive fusion of classicism and the modern spirt that characterized all his musical works and helped earn him a reputation as one of the most important modern French song composers. This superb collection includes many of his most admired and performed songs and song cycles, edited and introduced by Arbie Orenstein, the world's leading Ravel scholar, and eloquently displays the artistry that has made Ravel a favorite of 20th-century singers and their audiences. Many of the songs are settings of texts by such major poets as Paul Verlaine and Stephane Mallarme. Reprinted here from authoritative French editions and provided with new English translations of the original French texts, they include: Sainte; Epigrammes de Clement Marot; Manteau de fleurs; Sheherazade; Cinq Melodies populaires grecques; Noel des jouets; Histories naturelles; Vocalise-Etude en forme de Hababera; Les Grands Vents venus d'outremer; Sur l'herbe; Chants popularizes; Trois Poemes de Stephane Mallarme; and Deux Melodies hebra gues."
A Delightful History Of The Hindi Film Song And Its Hold Over Popular Psyche &Lsquo;De De Khuda Ke Naam Pe&Rsquo; Sang Wazir Mohammed Khan In Alam Ara (1931), Giving Birth To A Phenomenon&Mdash;The Hindi Film Song. Over The Years, The Hindi Film Song Has Travelled A Long Way, Influencing And Being Influenced By Popular Taste. Considered Downmarket Not So Long Ago, It Is Undoubtedly The Most Popular Musical Genre In India Today, Pervading Almost All Aspects Of Indian Life&Mdash;Weddings, Funerals, Religious Festivals, Get-Togethers And Political Conventions&Mdash;And Emerging As A Medium To Articulate Every Shade Of Joy And Sorrow, Love And Longing, Hope And Despair. Bollywood Melodies Traces The Evolution Of The Hindi Film Song To Its Present Status As The Cultural Barometer Of The Country, Through An Evaluation Of The Work Of Over Fifty Outstanding Composers, Singers And Lyricists&Mdash;From K.L. Saigal To Sonu Nigam, Naushad To A.R. Rahman, Sahir Ludhianvi To Javed Akhtar. Placing The Song In The Social Context Of The Times, Ganesh Anantharaman Looks At The Influences That Shaped It In Each Era: Rabindra Sangeet In The 1930S, The Folk-Inspired 1940S, The Classical Strains Of The Following Decade And The Advent Of Western Beats In The Late 1960S. The Author Also Chronicles The Decline Of Music In Hindi Films Over The Next Twenty Years Before A New Crop Of Musicians And Singers Gave The Film Song A New Lease Of Life. Erudite Yet Lively, And Including Insightful Interviews With Icons Like Lata Mangeshkar, Dev Anand, Gulzar, Manna Dey And Pyarelal, Bollywood Melodies Is Not Only A Treasure Trove Of Information For Music Lovers But Also An Invaluable Guide To Understanding The Nation&Rsquo;S Enduring Love Affair With The Hindi Film Song.
While there are technically no limits when it comes to song writing, here are 20 "unofficial" rules that songwriters employ to make songs more engaging and memorable. And it is not just commercial songwriters. These rules are used in many of the popular and GRAMMY-winning songs you hear today. In this course, Clifford Goldmach reveals tips from the professional songwriter's rule-book, starting with 10 rules about lyrics: staying conversational, using concrete details, and keeping your rhyme schemes the same in similar sections. He then discusses five rules for melodies, including why you should keep melodies simple, unique, and accessible, and how to make them more memorable with repetition. The last five rules tackle familiar song structures and tips for shortening sections of songs. Topics include: • Writing lyrics that are conversational and natural • Making every line count • Putting your song's hook at the end of a chorus • Creating simple and unique melodies • Keeping song intros short and longer verses at the beginning of a song Song writing is a great skill and in fact, it can also make you money. If you are a singer, learning how to write your own songs can also be impressive and can also put you into an advantage over other singers. Keep in mind that there are a lot of people out there who knows how to sing well but it helps a lot that you don't only just sing but write your own songs as well. Uniqueness and originality are important in writing songs. If you blend in to what is already in the market, you may eventually be forgotten. Among the song writing tips that might help you make your own songs is to make it stand out, make it original and make it something that people want to listen to. Know your target audience as well. This will help you find an easier market and fan base for your songs. Of course, not all songs can please all people but see to it that it can please a larger crowd.
The steel tongue drum (aka tong drum, tank drum, gluck-o-phone, Hapi drum, mandala, or lotus drum) and the handpan (aka hank drum, UFO drum, zen drum) are percussion musical instruments designed to help you focus on your feelings, sensations, and body. You don't need classical music training or knowledge of music theory to play them. The main purpose is relaxation, meditation, and traveling through your inner world. No previous training or skills are necessary to enjoy these fascinating instruments. It is impossible to play them incorrectly. Anyone can play them: those who want to develop a good sense of rhythm and an ear for music, those who are seeking relaxation after a hard day at work, those who have always had an interest in learning how to play a musical instrument, and those who want to introduce something unusual into their lives and explore their inner selves. This book is aimed at those who want to add popular melodies to their experimentation. We use numbers above the classic notes because most modern tongue drums have numbers engraved or painted on their keys. This is great for the absolute beginner who cannot read sheet music. Because most tongue drums include and are tuned to involve the notes of the main octave, all songs from this book are possible to play in one octave. Each tongue drum is very different and it is impossible to accommodate songs for all kinds of tongue drums in one book. The songs which have been collected in this book can be played on most drum models. If you have less than 1 octave of keys on your drum, you may need to skip some songs. However, if your drum has many sharp notes, you will need a book that contains chromatic songs. Here, we have collected only simplified diatonic melodies. Attention: Songs have been transposed for a DIATONIC range. Some melodies might be changed and simplified. If you have flat keys on your instrument, it is recommended that you use the classic sheet music for piano.. This book includes simple, popular traditional folk songs from 30 countries. Contents Introduction A Ram Sam Sam Moroccan Folk Song Ahrirang Korean Song Anile, Anile Indian Tamil Song Au Clair de la Lune French Folk Song Bound for South Australia Australian Folk Song Bim Bum Biddy American Song Che Che Koolay Ghanian Folk Son Cumpleaños Feliz! Columbian Song ¿Dónde Están las Llaves? Spanish Folk Song Debka Hora Hebrew Song Epo i Tai Tai e New Zealandian Maori Song Frère Jacques French Song Giro Giro Tondo Italian Folk Song Gretel, Pastetel German Song Hotaru Koi Japanese Folk Song Kalinka Russian Folk Song Kanzenzenze Congolese Folk Song Kum Ba Yah African American Spiritual Kum Bachur Atzel Jewish Song La Cucaracha Mexican Song Lost My Gold Ring Jamaican Folk Song Mein Hut German Song Pounto to Dakhtilidy Greek Folk Song Singapura, Oh Singapura Singaporean Song The Grand Old Duke of York English Folk Song TongoSong from Samoa (Polynesia) Un Petit Cochon French Song Vous Diraije Maman French Song Zhao Peng You (Looking looking for my friend) Chinese Song Zimbole African Song
This Indian film music book is a collection of eighty essays about the people who made remarkable music in Bollywood cinema, especially during the great era, and the ideas such people brought to the recording studios. When songs had to go without rhythms or when melodies had plenty of Q n A in them. In this music book, we flirt with Rock n Roll and scan songs that speed up at the end, we peep behind the screen to see what the idea was behind chorus songs in our films – even if there was no one to sing that chorus on the screen; it’s a huge list. These pages are a reflection of the time when everyone was fired up in their art, and when no one wanted to finish last in the race. It is about artists who every now and then dreamt ideas, and only after crystallizing things perfectly in their mind’s eye, went out to translate and transform their dreams into unforgettable melodies in Indian movies. Jukebox will interest the layman as well as the academician.
Authoritative compilation of more than 100 Lieder features well-beloved melodies set to the poetry of Heine, Goethe, Burns, Byron, and others. Reprinted from the Breitkopf and Härtel edition. New translations of lyrics.
Every beginning guitarist needs a solid collection of melodies to expand their knowledge of music and make playing more fun. The Huge Book of Really Easy Melodies for Guitar in TAB features over 140 of the most recognizable melodies arranged for easy guitar. Arrangements are in simple keys and shown in both standard music notation and TAB to make learning quick and easy. Styles include folk, classical, holiday, patriotic, sacred, spiritual, international, and children's songs, and every arrangement includes chords so you can play along with friends or a teacher. Whether you play these songs in your lessons or learn them on your own, this collection is a must-have for all beginning guitarists.
Discover songwriting techniques from the hit makers! This comprehensive guide unlocks the secrets of hit songs, examining them, and revealing why they succeed. Learn to write memorable melodies and discover the dynamic relationships between melody, harmony, rhythm, and rhyme. Fine-tune your craft and start writing hits!
This book is the first full-length study of the courtly love songs of the trouvere to address the central musical problems of the repertoire as a whole, embracing source studies, interpretation, historiography, and analysis. The argument of the book revolves around three axes, each of which is essential to the appreciation of the others: problems concerning the extant manuscript tradition; the crucial role of orality; and stylistic changes and plurality in the reperotire. For the firsttime, a full overview of the sources and notation is undertaken. This reveals the idiosyncrasies of individual manuscripts but, more importantly, it identifies two basic phases in the manuscript tradition. The study of melodic variants reveals the performance art that lies at the heart of the courtly grand chant; processes and techniques of variation are examined, bringing us to a closer understanding of the tenets of the melodic art of the early trouveres. A close study of select trouveres from the different generation reveals stylstic change and plurality, particularly in the melodic art which in some respects was less prescribed than the poetic texts. Consequently the courtly songs of the trouveres truly come alive in this book.
Examines twelve poular songs, providing a complete history of the song, including the circumstances under which it was written and performed, how the song became famous, and the lyrical and musical content of each song.
Music is an integral part in the life of the Native Americans, playing a key role in ceremonies, recreational activities, self expression, and healing. Many different instruments are used in Native American music, including drums, flutes, and other percussion instruments. These songs were adapted here for Tongue Drum and Handpan and they are possible to play on most drum models. The steel tongue drum (aka tong drum, tank drum, gluck-o-phone, hapi, or steeldrum) and the handpan (aka hank drum, UFO drum, zen drum, meditation, healing, yoga or chakra drum) are percussion musical instruments designed to help you focus on your feelings, sensations, and body. In musical science, a unique Native American style of singing can be distinguished. It is characterized by rhythmic breathing, a tense voice, and syllabic sounds being more important than lyrics. These technical features helped the shaman achieve a trance state. Although the tongue drum is a modern musical instrument, is perfectly suitable for any tribal songs. Attention: Songs have been transposed for a DIATONIC range. Some melodies might be changed and simplified. If your drum has flat keys, it is recommended that you use classic sheet music for piano. We write the note numbers above the notes because our sheet music is aimed at absolute beginners. Just follow numbers and enjoy. Here you can find traditional songs, handed down from generation to generation: ceremonial (such as corn grinding or moccasin game songs) or healing songs. Also, we add a QR code to most songs. Follow the link and find this song on YouTube, so that you can listen to the rhythm before beginning to play. For which tongue drum are these songs suitable? Each tongue drum is very different and it is impossible to accommodate songs for all kinds of tongue drums in one book. The songs which have been collected in this book can be played on most drum models. If you have less than 1 octave of keys on your drum, you may need to skip some songs. However, if your drum has many sharp notes, you will need a book that contains chromatic songs. Here, we have collected only simplified diatonic melodies. Contents Ani Couni. Arapaho Song. (Version 1) Ani Couni. Arapaho Song. (Version 2) Ani Couni. Arapaho Song. (Version 3) Medicine Song. Apache Song Bebi Notsa. Creek folk song Buffalo Dance. Kiowa folk song Chippewa Lullaby. Chippewa folk song Corn Grinding Song. Zuni folk song Dust of the Red Wagon. Ute folk song Eagle Dance Song. Algonquin folk song Epanay. Sioux folk song Eskimo Ice Cream. Inuit folk song Hiya Hiya. Pawnee folk song Happy Song. Navajo folk song Ho Ho Watanay. Iroquois Lullaby. (2 versions) Hosisipa. Sioux folk song Hwi Ne Ya He. Presumably an Apache song Happiness Song. Navajo folk song Inuit Lullaby. Inuit folk song Moccasin Game Song. Navajo folk song Nessa, Nessa. Ojebwe Lullaby Mos Mos. Hopi folk song My Paddle. Folk song O Hal'lwe. Nanticoke folk song Okki Tokki Unga. Eskimo fishing song Pleasure Dance. Choctaw folk song Sioux Lullaby. Sioux folk song Song of the Deer Dancing. Chippewa folk song Song to the Sun. Zuni folk song Uhe' Ba Sho. Omaha folk song Wanagi Wacipi Olowan. Dakota folk song Wioste Olowan. Dakota folk song We N’ De Ya Ho Cherokee Morning song Ya Ya We. Wichita song Zuni Sunset Song. Zuni folk song
John Blacking is widely recognized for his theoretical works How Musical Is Man? and The Anthropology of the Body. This series of essays and articles on the music of the Venda people of the northern Transvaal in South Africa constitutes his major scholarly legacy. Venda Children's Songs presents a detailed analysis of both the music and the cultural significance of children's songs among the Venda. Among its many original contributions is the identifying of the role of melody in generating rhythm, something that distinguishes this form of music from that of Venda adults as well as from other genres of African music in general.
Music brings us together. We can better understand the people from all corners of the world, in all their wonderful diversity. We've gathered 37 different national songs adapted especially for kalimba including lyrics, classic sheet music, number-coded notation, and online audio tracks. The songbook is colorfully designed with national patterns. You will enjoy folk music, children's songs, hymns, popular melodies, and dances. This educational book will help you begin to play music simply and easily. If you are a beginner, playing by notes can be difficult. It is easier to play the finger piano by following numbers. Our sheet music is not Tabs (specific sheet music for the kalimba) and it is not for a particular kalimba. Rather, it is universal and suitable for any 8-, 10- or 17-note kalimba or mbira. This kalimba songbook with international songs includes notation, not only in numbers, but also classic sheet music. Some melodies might have been changed and simplified to be played within one octave. If your thumb piano has flat keys, it is recommended that you use classic sheet music for the piano. Also, we have added a QRcode to all songs. You can follow the link and listen to the rhythm before beginning to play. Contents A Barata Diz Que Tem. Song from Portugal Annie Laurie. Song from Scotland Baidin Fheilimi. Song from Ireland Bella Ciao. Song from Italy Mama Paquita. Song from Brazil Brinca la Tablita. Song from Mexico Buckeye Jim. Song from the United States Burung Kakak Tua. Song from Malaysia Kozachok. Russian Dance Chi Chi Bud Oh. Song from Jamaica Dodo Petit Popo. Song from Trinidad and Tobago Ekmek Buldum. Song from Turkey El Coqui. Song from Puerto Rico Mage Podi Thara. Song from Sri Lanka A Ram Sam Sam. Song from Morocco Ahrirang. Song from Korea Anile, Anile. Song from India Au Clair de la Lune. Song from France Bound for South Australia. Song from Australia Bim Bum Biddy. Song from the United States Che Che Koolay. Song from Ghana Cumpleaños Feliz! Song from Colombia ¿Dónde Están las Llaves? Song from Spain Debka Hora. Song from Israel Epo i Tai Tai e. Song from New Zealand Frère Jacques. Song from France Giro Giro Tondo. Song from Italy Gretel, Pastetel. Song from Germany Hotaru Koi. Song from Japan Kalinka. Song from Russia Kanzenzenze. Song from Congo Kum Ba Yah. Song from the United States Kum Bachur Atzel. Song from Israel La Cucaracha. Song from Mexico Lost My Gold Ring. Song from Jamaica Mein Hut. Song from Germany Pounto to Dakhtilidy. Song from Greece
The steel tongue drum (aka tong drum, tank drum, gluck-o-phone, hapi, or steeldrum) and the handpan (aka hank drum, UFO drum, zen drum, meditation, healing, or chakra drum) are percussion musical instruments designed to help you focus on your feelings, sensations, and body. You don't need classical music training or knowledge of music theory to play them. The main purpose is relaxation, meditation, and traveling through your inner world. This book is aimed at those who want to add popular melodies to their experimentation.
The Famous African Songs were adapted here for Tongue Drum and Handpan. We believe that African songs, due to their clear rhythmic patterns, are ideal for tongue and hang drums. These songs are possible to play on most drum models.
We write the note numbers above the notes because our sheet music is aimed at absolute beginners.Just follow numbers and enjoy. Also, we add a QR code to most songs. Follow the link and find this song on YouTube, so that you can listen to the rhythm before beginning to play.
For which tongue drum are these songs suitable?
Each tongue drum is very different and it is impossible to accommodate songs for all kinds of tongue drums in one book. The songs which have been collected in this book can be played on most drum models. If you have less than 1 octave of keys on your drum, you may need to skip some songs. However, if your drum has many sharp notes, you will need a book that contains chromatic songs. Here, we have collected only simplified diatonic melodies.