Face the Music A Life Exposed

Music

Paul Stanley – Face the Music: A Life Exposed
Singing the Resurrection : Body, Community, and Belief in Reformation Europe
Maureen A Carr, Bruce Benward, “Sight Singing Complete (8 edition)”
Michael E. Veal, E. Tammy Kim, “Punk Ethnography: Artists and Scholars Listen to Sublime Frequencies”
Peter Williams, “Bach: A Musical Biography”

Paul Stanley – Face the Music: A Life Exposed

Published: 2014-04-08 | ISBN: 0062114042, 0062114050 | EPUB + MOBI | 480 pages | 16.29 MB

NEW YORK TIMES and INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
In 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

Singing the Resurrection : Body, Community, and Belief in Reformation Europe

English | 2017 | ISBN: 019066164X | 238 Pages | PDF | 15 MB

Singing the Resurrection brings music to the foreground of Reformation studies, as author Erin Lambert explores song as a primary mode for the expression of belief among ordinary Europeans in the sixteenth century, for the embodiment of individual piety, and the creation of new communities of belief. Together, resurrection and song reveal how sixteenth-century Christians–from learned theologians to ordinary artisans, and Anabaptist martyrs to Reformed Christians facing exile–defined belief not merely as an assertion or affirmation but as a continuous, living practice. Thus these voices, raised in song, tell a story of the Reformation that reaches far beyond the transformation from one community of faith to many. With case studies drawn from each of the major confessions of the Reformation–Lutheran, Anabaptist, Reformed, and Catholic–Singing the Resurrection reveals sixteenth-century belief in its full complexity.

Maureen A Carr, Bruce Benward, “Sight Singing Complete (8 edition)”

2014 | ISBN-10: 0073526657 | 368 pages | PDF | 12 MB

“With this eighth edition…, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first edition, and Bruce Benward’s distinguished career as a master teacher who devoted his energies to passing the art and craft of teaching to his students”–Page 4 of cover.

Michael E. Veal, E. Tammy Kim, “Punk Ethnography: Artists and Scholars Listen to Sublime Frequencies”

English | ISBN: 0819576522, 0819576530 | 2016 | 441 pages | PDF | 7 MB

This ground-breaking case study examines record production as ethnographic work. Since its founding in 2003, Seattle-based record label Sublime Frequencies has produced world music recordings that have been received as radical, sometimes problematic critiques of the practices of sound ethnography. Founded by punk rocker brothers Alan and Richard Bishop, along with filmmaker Hisham Mayet, the label’s releases encompass collagist sound travelogues; individual artist compilations; national, regional and genre surveys; and DVDs—all designed in a distinctive graphic style recalling the DIY aesthetic of punk and indie rock. Sublime Frequencies’ producers position themselves as heirs to canonical ethnographic labels such as Folkways, Nonesuch, and Musique du Monde, but their aesthetic and philosophical roots in punk, indie rock, and experimental music effectively distinguish their work from more conventional ethnographic norms. Situated at the intersection of ethnomusicology, sound studies, cultural anthropology, and popular music studies, the essays in this volume explore the issues surrounding the label—including appropriation and intellectual property—while providing critical commentary and charting the impact of the label through listener interviews.

Peter Williams, “Bach: A Musical Biography”

English | ISBN: 1107139252 | 2016 | 721 pages | PDF | 8 MB

J. S. Bach composed some of the best-loved and most moving music in Western culture. Surviving mostly in manuscript collections, his music also exists in special and unique publications that reveal much about his life and thoughts as a composer. In this book, Peter Williams, author of the acclaimed J. S. Bach: A Life in Music, revisits Bach’s biography through the lens of his music. Reviewing all of Bach’s music chronologically, Williams discusses the music collection by collection to reveal the development of Bach’s interests and priorities. While a great deal has been written about the composer’s vocal works, Williams gives the keyboard music its proper emphasis, revealing it as crucial to Bach’s biography, as a young organist and a mature composer, as a performer in public and teacher in private, and as a profound thinker in the language of music.