The Illustrated Complete Guitar Handbook

Author: Rusty Cutchin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781844512041
Size: 44.62 MB
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The Illustrated Complete Guitar Handbook from the Author: Rusty Cutchin. The Complete Guitar Handbook is a comprehensive practical guide and reference source to the guitar. Targeted at guitarists of all styles, it presents essential information in way that quickly gets the budding guitarist straight into playing the style they like. Using a compact format, the book is designed to be a highly portable, eminently-thumbable reference source that encourages the reader to explore the world of guitars in the home, the studio or at college. Opening with a Start Here section the book allows the reader to get the most out of the mass of information by providing clear starting points for different levels of skill and interest. The reader is then led through easy-to-follow explanations of learning the basics, and on to exploring a wide range of different playing styles and effects.

Handbook Of Materials For String Musical Instruments

Author: Voichita Bucur
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319320807
Size: 62.70 MB
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Handbook Of Materials For String Musical Instruments from the Author: Voichita Bucur. This book addresses core questions about the role of materials in general and of wood in particular in the construction of string instruments used in the modern symphony orchestra – violins, violas, cellos and basses. Further attention is given to materials for classical guitars, harps, harpsichords and pianos. While some of the approaches discussed are traditional, most of them depend upon new scientific approaches to the study of the structure of materials, such as for example wood cell structure, which is visible only using modern high resolution microscopic techniques. Many examples of modern and classical instruments are examined, together with the relevance of classical techniques for the treatment of wood. Composite materials, especially designed for soundboards could be a good substitute for some traditional wood species. The body and soundboard of the instrument are of major importance for their acoustical properties, but the study also examines traditional and new wood species used for items such as bows, the instrument neck, string pegs, etc. Wood species’ properties for musical instruments and growth origins of woods used by great makers such as Antonio Stradivari are examined and compared with more recently grown woods available to current makers. The role of varnish in the appearance and acoustics of the final instrument is also discussed, since it has often been proposed as a ‘secret ingredient’ used by great makers. Aspects related to strings are commented.As well as discussing these subjects, with many illustrations from classical and contemporary instruments, the book gives attention to conservation and restoration of old instruments and the physical results of these techniques. There is also discussion of the current value of old instruments both for modern performances and as works of art having great monetary value.The book will be of interest and value to researchers, advanced students, music historians, and contemporary string instrument makers. Musicians in general, particularly those playing string instruments, will also find its revelations fascinating. It will also attract the attention of those using wood for a variety of other purposes, for its use in musical instruments uncovers many of its fundamental features. Professor Neville H. FletcherAustralian National University, Canberra

The Illustrated Wavelet Transform Handbook

Author: Paul S Addison
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420033397
Size: 22.88 MB
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The Illustrated Wavelet Transform Handbook from the Author: Paul S Addison. The Illustrated Wavelet Transform Handbook: Introductory Theory and Applications in Science, Engineering, Medicine and Finance provides an overview of the theory and practical applications of wavelet transform methods. The author uses several hundred illustrations, some in color, to convey mathematical concepts and the results of applications. The first chapter presents a brief overview of the wavelet transform, including a short history. The remainder of the book is split into two parts: the first part discusses the mathematics of both discrete and continuous wavelet transforms while the second part deals with applications in a variety of subject areas, such as geophysics, medicine, fluid turbulence, engineering testing, speech and sound analysis, image analysis, and data compression. These application chapters make the reader aware of the similarities that exist in the use of wavelet transform analysis across disciplines. A comprehensive list of more than 700 references provides a valuable resource for further study. The book is designed specifically for the applied reader in science, engineering, medicine, finance, or any other of the growing number of application areas. Newcomers to the subject will find an accessible and clear account of the theory of continuous and discrete wavelet transforms, providing a large number of examples of their use across a wide range of disciplines. Readers already acquainted with wavelets can use the book to broaden their perspective.

Sensate Focus In Sex Therapy

Author: Linda Weiner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317245814
Size: 30.77 MB
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Sensate Focus In Sex Therapy from the Author: Linda Weiner. Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy: The Illustrated Manual is an illustrated manual that provides health professionals with specific information on the use of the structured touching opportunities used regularly by Sexologists to address their clients’ sexual difficulties (Sensate Focus 1) and enhance intimate relationships (Sensate Focus 2). This book is the only one to: vividly describe and illustrate the specific steps of, activities involved in, and positions associated with Sensate Focus; emphasize the purpose of Sensate Focus as a mindfulness-based practice; and distinguish between the purposes of Sensate Focus 1 and Sensate Focus 2. Through the use of artful drawings and descriptive text, this manual engages mental health and medical professionals and their clients by appealing to both the visual and the analytical. It discusses how modifications to Sensate Focus can be applied to diverse populations, such as LGBTQ clients, the elderly, the disabled, trauma survivors, and those with challenges such as Autism Spectrum, anxiety, and depression. The book also offers suggestions for dealing with common client difficulties such as avoidance, confusion, and goal directed attitudes. This comprehensive approach to Sensate Focus will remind readers of the beauty and power of touch while offering suggestions for moving from avoidance to sensory transcendence.

The Popular Music Teaching Handbook

Author: B. Lee Cooper
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591580393
Size: 73.19 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Popular Music Teaching Handbook from the Author: B. Lee Cooper. Lists reports dealing with popular music resources as classroom teaching materials, and will stimulate further thought among students and teachers.

The Billboard Illustrated Complete Guitar Handbook

Author: Rusty Cutchin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780823082636
Size: 38.78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Billboard Illustrated Complete Guitar Handbook from the Author: Rusty Cutchin. For anyone who wants to play guitar in the style of great musicians...and for anyone who wants to see glowing photographs of beautiful acoustic and electric instruments...and for anyone who wants to maintain a guitar and its equipment...The Billboard Illustrated Complete Guitar Handbook is the one-volume guide to exploring the world of guitars. Basics plus lessons on different styles, techniques, and effects help budding musicians get straight into playing; information on guitars, guitarists, guitar maintenance and repair, amps, and recording techniques make the handbook eminently comprehensive and thumbable. This complete take-along guide is perfect for guitar bag, backpack, or briefcase.

The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook

Author: J. Daniel Hays
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441236414
Size: 12.62 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook from the Author: J. Daniel Hays. One of the keys to enjoying an in-depth and rewarding experience of reading the Bible is recapturing the ancient world--its cultures, customs, and histories. With this innovative guide, readers can enrich their study with fascinating insights into the Bible and the world in which it was written. The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook offers the most up-to-date evangelical biblical scholarship in a format that is readable and easy to understand. This book-by-book guide brings the Bible to life with more than 1,100 full-color pages packed with illustrations, maps, and photos, and 112 in-depth articles on a wide range of topics important to students of the Bible. Readers will discover how each part of the Bible fits into and informs every other part, giving them a cohesive understanding of God's Word. No reference collection will be complete without this incredible new handbook to the Bible.