This second volume of the Guide to Musical Instruments explores the history of musical instruments in the period from 1800 to 1950. Its purpose is both to discuss improvements and transformations of instruments dating from before 1800 and to investigate all the novelties thought up by instrument makers during this era. All these developments took place in a context in which the process of instrument making moved from artisans’ workshops to commercial firms which became veritable factories, typical of the ‘age of industrialisation’. The majority of the musical examples are recordings of individual instruments that allow us to hear timbres often lost under the weight of the orchestral mass.This second volume of the Guide follows the same principles as the first.
Nearly 6 million Americans have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and yet little is known about how the illness manifests itself in our brains. Ride the Tiger tells the stories of accomplished individuals who have been diagnosed with bipolar, and explores treatment options.
Ed convinces his best friend Paul that he should fool around with other women in order to preserve his happy marriage. Ed illustrates his point with a series of vignettes acted out by a lot of famous celebrities. The joke of it all is that Paul is married to lovely Ruth!
Dito, a writer in L.A., goes home to Astoria, Queens, after a 15-year absence when his mother calls to say his father's ill.
Belly dance originated from folkloric dances that were very grounded and earthy. But the influence of Ballet has greatly changed the dance over the last century. Cabaret stage dancers now have a fluid and airy quality that is accentuated by Western style spins and turns.
In this DVD we focus on the technique and strength necessary to execute tight, controlled, and quick turns. Summer Sahar draws on her training in jazz dance to help you develop the strength and alignment needed to breathe life into your turns.