DescriptionAre you a violinist who is curious about ´´going electric” but have no idea where to begin? This book will walk you through the process of choosing an electric violin, shopping for an amplifier, and using effects pedals. The book also covers improvisation in the genres of blues, rock, and funk. Chopping and other rhythmic techniques for bowed string instruments are explored, as well as playing in a band, rock string arranging and working with DJs. ´´Plugging In” will open new worlds of creativity for you as a string player and help you find your own voice in this brave new world!
DescriptionPutting Your Studio Together, Recording Songs, Burning CDs, Distributing Online. Make Music Now! is an easy-to-read, non-technical, fun introduction to putting together and using a home studio. In addition to describing important concepts and gear-related topics, this book offers how-to tips and tricks, cost-effective technological guidance, and creative inspiration for using computers to make and distribute original music. The first section is an overview of gear: what the various pieces are, why they are necessary, how each one works, and tips on what to look for when shopping. The second section suggests fun ideas for home studio projects, and describes the basics of distributing music online, burning CDs, and more. Mitch Gallagher is editor-in-chief of EQ magazine and a former technical editor of Keyboard.