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They are transparent artworks of unique fragile beauty and withal highest scientific precision: the filigree glass models from astonishing sea creatures - created for over 100 years by glass blowers Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka in Dresden, Germany. The prizewinning photographers Heidi and Hans-Jürgen Koch took brilliant close shots of the last few retained objects.
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Oru Seco is the Bata drum cycle, without songs. Adrian Coburg's transcription book of Afro-Cuban Bata scores contains basic Bata rhythm patterns and additional solo parts.
These are principal Bata scores to be played as the opening of religious ceremonies. The Bata rhythms are presented in a definite order to call the Orishas. Adrian Coburg's collection opens with Elegua and ends with Oddua, which is the order traditionally played at ceremonies in Havana. It is preserved and transmitted in oral heritage by Santero Julio Davalos ( AwÃ³ Chadeé ) to Adrian Coburg ( Otruponka , Omo aa ewue Osain ).
Rezos are the songs to appeal the Orishas. Adrian Coburg's transcription book contains 10 song scores in the manner of call and response to open the singing parts of religious ceremonies. Originally from ethnic sources such as Yoruba and Arara. These are the key songs to appeal the main Orishas in order to invite and welcome them to the religious ceremony. Rezos can be sung with or without the Bata drums. The transcription includes small musical annotations and short instructions for Bata drums.
This is Adrian Coburg's transcription book of various Bata scores to celebrate religious ceremonies. Some Toques are dedicated to a certain Orisha and others can be played to praise various Orishas. His collection shows special Bata scores such as: Elubanshe, Tereminatere, Olokun, Meta de Shango, Tui Tui, Sokutaniwo, Yakota, and many others. It continues with basic scores such as: Iyesa, Ã'ongo, Shashalokafun, Shashalodefun, some inventions of various Cuban percussionists, and ends with Presentacion Santoral , Oru a Eggun and Final score .
THE GROUNDBREAKING NEW BIOGRAPHY OF A MAN WITH ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC AND FASCINATING CAREERS--AND LIVES--IN HOLLYWOOD. For five decades, Jack Nicholson has been part of film history. With twelve Oscar nominations to his credit and legendary roles in films like Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, Terms of Endearment, The Shining, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Nicholson creates original, memorable characters like no other actor of his generation. And his personal life has been no less of an adventure--Nicholson has always been at the center of the Hollywood elite and has courted some of the most famous and beautiful women in the world. Relying on years of extensive research and interviews with insiders who know Nicholson best, acclaimed biographer Marc Eliot sheds new light on Nicholson's life on and off the screen. From Nicholson’s working class childhood in New Jersey, where family secrets threatened to tear his family apart, to raucous nights on the town with Warren Beatty and tumultuous relationships with starlets like Michelle Phillips, Anjelica Huston, and Lara Flynn Boyle, to movie sets working with such legendary directors and costars as Dennis Hopper, Stanley Kubrick, Meryl Streep, and Roman Polanski, Eliot paints a sweeping picture of the breadth of Nicholson’s fifty-year career in film, as well as an intimate portrait of his personal life. Equally at home on the bookshelves of serious film historians and fans of compulsively readable Hollywood biographies, Nicholson is both a comprehensive tribute to a film legend and an entertaining look at a truly remarkable life.
Oru Cantado is the Bata song cycle related to Bata drums. This is Adrian Coburg's transcription book of song scores in the manner of call and response to celebrate religious ceremonies. His collection contains 20 Tratados originally from ethnic sources such as Yoruba and Arara. These are arrangements in form of a special song cycle to invite and welcome the Orishas. The transcription includes small musical annotations and short instructions for Bata drums. Tratado is a chosen order of songs to tell a specific story. This collection opens with Elegua and ends with Oddua.
According to Vasari, the young Michelangelo often borrowed drawings of past masters, which he copied, returning his imitations to the owners and keeping originals. Half a millennium later, Andy Warhol made a game of "forging" the Mona Lisa, questioning the entire concept of originality.
Forged explores art forgery from ancient times to the present. In chapters combining lively biography with insightful art criticism, Jonathon Keats profiles individual art forgers and connects their stories to broader themes about the role of forgeries in society. From the Renaissance master Andrea del Sarto who faked a Raphael masterpiece at the request of his Medici patrons, to the Vermeer counterfeiter Han van Meegeren who duped the avaricious Hermann Goring, to the frustrated British artist Eric Hebborn, who began forging to expose the ignorance of experts, art forgers have challenged "legitimate" art in their own time, breaching accepted practices and upsetting the status quo. They have also provocatively confronted many of the present-day cultural anxieties that are major themes in the arts. Keats uncovers what forgeries--and our reactions to them--reveal about changing conceptions of creativity, identity, authorship, integrity, authenticity, success, and how we assign value to works of art. The book concludes by looking at how artists today have appropriated many aspects of forgery through such practices as street-art stenciling and share-and-share-alike licensing, and how these open-source "copyleft" strategies have the potential to make legitimate art meaningful again.
Forgery has been much discussed--and decried--as a crime. Forged is the first book to assess great forgeries as high art in their own right.
Learn everything ukulele—from chord progressions to playing pop, folk, and holiday favorites—and, yes, even Hawaiian music!
The ukulele is hot. The season one finale of Glee featured a ukulele. The recent hit song "Hey Soul Sister" by Train includes the dulcet tones of a uke. Not to mention the runaway success of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. For anyone wishing to master this fun, surprisingly versatile instrument, Ukulele For Dummies covers all the basics—from chords and strumming patterns to guidance on finger-picking.
With its simple and clear instruction, and inspiration on every page, Ukulele For Dummies will have fans and first-time musicians making beautiful music—as they tiptoe through the tulips—in no time.
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Take your ukulele playing to the next level - fast! - with hundreds of fun exercises, drills and practice tunesYou have a ukulele, you know just enough to be dangerous, and now you're ready to do something with it. You're in luck: Ukulele Exercises For Dummies helps you become a better player. This practice-based book focuses on the skills that entry-level players often find challenging and provides tips, tricks and plenty of cool exercises that will have you creating music in no time that include:• Creating rock-steady strumming patterns and rhythms• Becoming a better fingerpicker with patterns, arpeggio exercises, and solo fingerpicking pieces• Expanding your fretboard knowledge and crafting your own rock, blues and jazz riffs and solos• Playing actual songs on the ukulele - everything from the classic ukulele tunes to the 12 bar blues!• Downloadable audio files of the exercises found in the book, providing you with a self-contained practice packageNo matter if you're a beginning ukulele player or you're wanting to stretch and improve your chops, Ukulele Exercises For Dummies puts you on your way to becoming a ukulele extraordinaire!
Hip-hop is now a global multi-billion pound industry. It has spawned superstars all across the world. There have been tie-in clothing lines, TV stations, film companies, cosmetics lines. It even has its own sports, its own art style, its own dialect. It is an all-encompassing lifestyle.
But where did hip-hop culture begin? Who created it? How did hip-hop become such a phenomenon?
Jeff Chang, an American journalist, has written the most comprehensive book on hip-hop to date. He introduces the major players who came up with the ideas that form the basic elements of the culture. He describes how it all began with social upheavals in Jamaica, the Bronx, the Black Belt of Long Island and South Central LA. He not only provides a history of the music, but a fascinating insight into the social background of young black America.
Stretching from the early 70s through to the present day, this is the definitive history of hip-hop. It will be essential reading for all DJs, B-Boys, MCs and anyone with an interest in American history.