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A musician's compilation of 104 provocative and practical definitions, cross-referenced and indexed by composer. Drawing on a broad range of contemporary culture, it heightens awareness of listening, referring to 55 musical works ranging from Gregorian chant to Leonard Bernstein.
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Nancy Caballero Garniez--pianist, organist, guiding spirit of Alaria Chamber Ensemble, a cappella choral conductor, liturgical music director, teacher, author, amateur cellist and madrigal singer--has enjoyed music in the company of people of all ages and backgrounds, in her native Chicago, at Oberlin College, in Frankfurt am Main (where she lived with a family of accomplished musical amateurs while on a Fulbright grant) and in New York City, where she is on the faculty of the Mannes College of Music, and where she serves as a special consultant at the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function.Review:
"...a remarkably interesting book. I've never seen anything like it....Poets would find this book valuable...and so would critics....It gives exquisite attention to the fundamental expressive powers of the human voice....I would be surprised if this book didn't become well known and indispensable for many people."
- Leonard Michaels -- TipWorld, April 6, 2000
"A thorough and honest work. I will recommend it." -- Alice Parker (Melodious Accord)
This feisty and opinionated little volume provides an overview of some of the most frequently used terms in music. It is sure to be a special hit among beginners and amateur musicians, although the trained professional will find much in it to broaden their own perspective and maybe unseat some long-held prejudices at the same time....Some of Garniez's insights are quite profound, as when she observes, in her definition of Vibration, that "vibrations are measured in cycles per second. Music thus makes time audible." Others are just downright funny....I predict that What Might It Mean? will be a big hit. It is a handy reference to keep by the keyboard...But beyond its value as a reference, this little book is packed with insight gained over a lifetime of music making, and, more than anything else, it is a fun read. -- Joe Metzler in Music For the Love Of It, February, 2000
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Book Description Tonal Refraction, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110967463505
Book Description Tonal Refraction, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0967463505