Internationally renowned authors, musicians and recording artists, Frank Villafranca and Andrew D. Gordon of The Super Groovers have composed a collection of grooves and melodies in the Smooth Jazz Genre creating an exciting supplemental jazz study series for beginner, intermediate and advanced jazz students and musicians.After releasing their first CD 'Supergroovin', which received world wide airplay, they recognized a need in the music publishing business for a series of books on contemporary improvising within the 'Smooth Jazz' genre. Andrew composed and recorded all the rhythm tracks used in this book. In their opinion, the melodies were so catchy they couldn't resist developing them into completed songs. Mainline Connection, Villefranche-sur-Mer and You're The Only One In My Life, are a few featured on their second CD, Mainline Connection.The smooth jazz grooves in this 50 page book feature a variety of contemporary rhythm section styles including R&B, Jazz, Funk, Top 40, Rock, Gospel, Hip Hop and Latin. Customer Comments I have just been given your book as a christmas present - and I am so happy to have it! Your grooves are amazing! I feel like it is really inspriring. The book was bought from Musicroom in Brighton on Western Road. My favourites so far are track 1,2 and 4... I'm on the second riff so far and they are so good!! Thank you for making the book :)
Learn how the industry works, and how to tip the odds in your favour and get your beats heard. Multi-platinum producer Sahpreem King of Miami's South Beach club scene gives you his expert guide to the games of Hip Hop production, exposing the pitfalls and giving you a step-by-step approach to developing your profile and getting your unique sound out into the ears of your audience. You will learn...What a producer really doesHow to set up you lab and get the sounds from your head into the speakersWho to trust, and how to build your teamPromotion and marketingNetworkingMoney and accountingThe secrets of A&R - what they don't want you to knowGetting publishedWritten in King's own style of street language, this guide is hugely entertaining and packed with funny stories and facts rather than jargon. The book also features a generous industry-resource section, with the names and numbers you need to get ahead of the game.
61 Full Size Keys32 Notes of PolyphonyPortable Grand with the realism of a Stereo Grand PianoYamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.) with a 9 Step Piano Lesson SuiteStereo Speakers375 Instrument Voices including: Stereo Grand Piano, XGLite Voices, 12 Drum Kits, and a Sound Effect KitPortable Grand: One Press To an Amazing Stereo Grand Piano VoiceYou're never more than a button push away from the most realistic piano sound in portable keyboards today. One press of the Portable Grand button resets the entire keyboard to a stereo-sampled piano - perfect for when it's time to practise. Yamaha is known around the world for the quality of our acoustic pianos and this attention to detail is evident as you enjoy the warmth and clarity of the YPT-210 Portable Grand piano. And of course, the keyboard includes a Sustain Pedal jack on the back for practicing and playing piano pieces.Yamaha Education Suite (Y.E.S.): Learn How To Play Now!The YPT-210 has 102 built-in songs for you to learn to play, using the Yamaha Education Suite. The songs are separated into left and right hand parts, providing 7 levels of lessons plus a convenient chord dictionary.Sound Effect Kit: Have Some Fun!If your student doesn't think playing keyboard is cool, wait 'til he hears this keyboard! Get the world of Hip Hop and all the hottest sound effects in your Yamaha keyboard. Push the Sound Effect button, hold down a key with your right hand, and you're groovin'!Computer Connectivity: General MIDI (GM) CompatibleThe music pathway to your computer and the Internet is MIDI. It's the way that keyboards communicate with computers. And because the YPT-210 is both General MIDI (GM) and XGlite compatible, you have access to thousands of MIDI song files on the Internet.Sound Quality: Real Stereo (Not Just 2 Speakers)Some keyboards have two speakers but aren't stereo. Don't be fooled. Just because a keyboard has two speakers doesn't mean that it's truly stereo with two separate amplifiers. All Yamaha Portable Keyboards feature stereo-sampling technology.32 Note Polyphony and 16 Part Multi TimbralIn electronic keyboards, the more sounds made at the same time - polyphony - the more memory is needed. Obviously, more is always better, because too little polyphony can cause dropouts in dense passages of music. Some keyboards at this price point have only 12-note polyphony. The YPT-210 has 32 notes of polyphony and will play back 16 different parts or sounds at once (16-part multi timbrel); enough for the most demanding needs.Auto Accompaniment StylesIn addition to the 102 songs mentioned above, the YPT-210 also has auto accompaniment styles that 'follow' your playing. Simply select a style of music from the 100 built-in Styles (example Rock), play a single note or chord on the left side of the keyboard and play your melody on the right side. The YPT-210 will create a backup band (bass, drums, strings, guitar etc.) and 'follow' you through the song. You can play your songs and try different genres of music. It's both fun and entertaining.VoicesThe YPT-210 has a large selection of professional sounding Voices called XGlite.Note: Power adaptor sold separately, please click here.
The reliance upon technology in today's musical world means the demand for drummers to be comfortable working with backing tracks and programmed loops is greater than ever before. Just listening for a few moments to a commercial radio station will clearly demonstrate the vast proliferation of sampled breakbeat phrases, as well as the enormous popularity of combining loops with the 'natural' feel of a live drummer.In this unique book and double-CD set, Donny Gruendler provides a full guide to the rigours of modern, technology-driven drum techniques, offering you a special chance to master skills that will not only transform your playing, but may also open up a new world of performance possibilities for you as a working drummer. Discover how to play to a loop, and how to choose the perfect pattern to work with, rather than against, the loop. Learn how to use fills, breaks and drop outs in the styles of the great Hip Hop / Dance / Metal innovators. Master the art of playing to an instrumental loop, as well as how to play against backing track effectively - a vital requirement of the contemporary musician.Drum notation is fully explained, and the two CDs are overflowing with examples and exercises to support each and every lesson.
The smooth jazz grooves in this 46 page book feature a variety of contemporary rhythm section styles including R&B, Jazz, Funk, Top 40, Rock, Gospel, Hip Hop and Latin. These stylistic influences are frequently associated with smooth jazz.On each of the 20 tracks, the groove is separated into 3 melodic ideas. Each melodic idea (example or riff) is played first, by the guitar with the groove, followed by just the rhythm section groove, without the guitar. The 1st example is usually the easiest, the 2nd slightly harder and the 3rd the most difficult. Customer Comments I have just been given your book as a christmas present - and I am so happy to have it! Your grooves are amazing! I feel like it is really inspriring. The book was bought from Musicroom in Brighton on Western Road. My favourites so far are track 1,2 and 4... I'm on the second riff so far and they are so good!! Thank you for making the book :)
As a trailblazer among the 'instrumental gadgets' that allowed anyone to easily create melodies and phrases, the KAOSSILATOR gained a strong and dedicated user base, even among those without any performing experience. Today, the KAOSSILATOR continues to be enormously popular. Retaining these revolutionary features - while adding a wide variety of new ones as well - is the new KAOSSILATOR PRO. With 200 sound programs, a new Electribe-inspired gate arpeggiator, and four loop recording banks that can even record external audio sources, the KAOSSILATOR PRO is packed with features that make it ideal for both live performance and premium productions. In addition, USB connectivity with your computer and SD card memory storage allow the KAOSSILATOR PRO to be used not just for improvised performances, but also as a superbly intuitive, track-making music production tool.Main featuresKAOSS X-Y touchpad offers intuitive, realtime control200 sounds covering modern synth sounds such as lead and bass, and diverse acoustic sounds from piano to trumpet and beyondPCM samples provide dramatic drum kits and ready to rock percussion patternsVocoder programs deliver scintillating vocal effectsAccess up to eight of your favorite sounds instantly using the assignable Program Memory buttonsLoop Recording can layer both internal Program sounds and external audio overdubsFour Loop Record Banks each allow up to four measures of loop recording, with easy muting that allows expressive realtime layering and DJ-Style re-mixing - ideal for live performance.Gate Arpeggiator repeatedly triggers sounds in sync with the tempo. The slider controls either the gate time or gate speed.Choose a key and select one of 31 musical scales to easily create musical phrases. Limit the X-Y pad's note range for even more controlLoop data, user settings and Program Memories can be stored on SD cardDedicated software lets you manage loop data, MIDI assignments, and user settings from your computerPerforms double-duty as a MIDI controller for external equipment or software applicationsIntuitive X-Y touchpadUsing touchpad is highly intuitive - simply rub, stroke, or tap it to instantly create complex phrases with a single finger. Responding instantly to these gestures, the KAOSSILATOR PRO creates spontaneous changes that were difficult to produce on synthesizers of the past. Horizontal motions control the pitch, while the vertical axis can control tone parameters such as cutoff, feedback, or modulation depth. This makes it easy for anyone to create entirely original sounds and musical phrases.200 exciting programsKorg's synthesizer technology - acclaimed by top musicians around the world - has been carefully distilled into the KAOSSILATOR PRO. The versatile array of pro-level sounds includes synths, drums, FX and other instruments. These sounds complement all styles of electronic and dance music including techno, house, breaks, hip hop, R&B, reggae, and electro. There are also numerous acoustic instruments such as Piano, Trumpet, and Guitar, providing a further boost to your expressive resources. You can assign your favourite programs to the eight Program Memory buttons for instant recall, ensuring that your live performances will be smooth.Extensively enhanced drum sounds Rhythm can be the most important element when creating a phrase. In addition to the modeling synthesis borrowed from the original KAOSSILATOR, the KAOSSILATOR PRO provides a new PCM sound generator as well, offering even more realistic drum sounds arranged in kits across the X-Y pad. There are twenty different one-shot sounds for kick, snare, and hi-hat etc., as well as twenty-five rhythm loop patterns to spark your creativity.
Dylan Kwabena Mills, better known as Dizzee Rascal, has evolved from cutting-edge grime and UK hip hop pioneer into one of Britain's biggest pop stars. And he's done it without compromising one iota of his startlingly original vision and unique persona.In Bonkers Paul Lester traces Dizzee's development as the East London rapper, songwriter and record producer, of Ghanaian and Nigerian descent, forged a career, first as a pirate radio DJ aged 16, then as a member of grime collective the Roll Deep Crew, and finally as a solo artist. It also reveals how Dizzee's distinctive style - a hybrid of garage, rap, grime, ragga, dancehall and electronica - and skewed observations of low-rent city life helped him become, at 19, the youngest person ever to win the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in 2003 with his extraordinary debut album Boy In Da Corner. In this no-holds-barred account, read about Dizzee's stabbing in Ayia Napa, his gradual infiltration of the mainstream: rapping on Band Aid 20's 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' in 2004, his three Number 1 singles with 'Dance Wiv Me', 'Bonkers' and 'Holiday', and unlikely appearance on BBC2's Newsnight where he was grilled about politics by Jeremy Paxman and joked that he could one day be Prime Minister. Stranger things have happened - and they're all in Bonkers: The Story of Dizzee Rascal. Paul Lester is the author of acclaimed biographies of post punk legends Gang Of Four and Wire, and pop superstar Pink, all published by Omnibus Press. He also contributes to The Guardian and The Sunday Times.
A fantastic historical and in-depth study of R&B drumming from soul to funk to hip hop. Practical grooves from each era of R&B are studied and developed through specifically designed exercises. Topics include: practice tipsdeveloping the funky bass drum and hi-hatcreating and playing with loops and what is considered the Ten Commandments of SoulFunk and Hip Hop (the top ten recordings from each era). This book not only pays homage to the R&B drummers of the past, but gives the reader a fortune of invaluable information both in history and playing concerning drumming.