• Sticky
Restrictions on downloading resources

Soundmain
The project has restrictions on downloading resources. Guests can download no more than 3 resources per day from one ip.

If you want to download more, then you need to register. Registered users have access to 10 resources per day from one ip.

If there are any changes in the restrictions, they will be indicated in this topic.

Reverberation: Do Everything Better with Music

Soundmain
Soundmain submitted a new resource:

Reverberation: Do Everything Better with Music - Music is a universal human experience that’s been with us since the dawn of time. You’ve listened...



Music is a universal human experience that’s been with us since the dawn of time. You’ve listened to music all your life . . . but have you ever wondered why?

It turns out music isn’t just about entertainment—it’s a deeply embedded, subtly powerful means of communication. Songs resonate with your brain wave patterns and drive changes in your brain: creating your moods, consolidating your memories, strengthening your habits (the good ones...

Read more about this resource...

Music and Technology: A Very Short Introduction

Soundmain
Soundmain submitted a new resource:

Music and Technology: A Very Short Introduction - Mark Katz surveys the age-old interrelationship between music and technology, from prehistoric music


Mark Katz surveys the age-old interrelationship between music and technology, from prehistoric musical instruments to today's digital playback devices.

This Very Short Introduction takes an expansive and inclusive approach meant to broaden and challenge traditional views of music and technology. In its most common use, “music technology” tends to evoke images of twentieth and twenty-first century electronic devices: synthesizers, recording...

Read more about this resource...

Musical Bodies, Musical Minds

Soundmain
Soundmain submitted a new resource:

Musical Bodies, Musical Minds - Enactive Cognitive Science and the Meaning of Human Musicality


An enactive account of musicality that proposes new ways of thinking about musical experience, musical development in infancy, music and evolution, and more.

Musical Bodies, Musical Minds offers an innovative account of human musicality that draws on recent developments in embodied cognitive science. The authors explore musical cognition as a form of sense-making that unfolds across the embodied , environmentally embedded , and...

Read more about this resource...

Rethinking the Music Business

Soundmain
Soundmain submitted a new resource:

Rethinking the Music Business - COVID-19 had a global impact on health, communities, and the economy.


COVID-19 had a global impact on health, communities, and the economy. As a result of COVID-19, music festivals, gigs, and events were canceled or postponed across the world. This directly affected the incomes and practices of many artists and the revenue for many entities in the music business. Despite this crisis, however, there are pre-existing trends in the music business – the rise of the streaming economy, technological change (virtual...

Read more about this resource...

Sound and Music for Games: Basics of Digital Audio for Video Games

Soundmain
Soundmain submitted a new resource:

Sound and Music for Games: Basics of Digital Audio for Video Games - The intended readership includes beginners in digital audio engineering who use Windows, macOS...


Grasp the fundamentals of digital audio work in the context of video games including the basics of middleware such as Fmod and Wwise. We will review software such as Apple's Logic and Garageband, Paul Davis' Ardour, and many other popular digital audio workstations.

We will start with an introduction to the basic terminology of digital audio work while also getting acquainted with current generation audio hardware. We will then discuss the...

Read more about this resource...

Drum like a pro: A Complete Guide on Drumming for Beginners

Soundmain
Soundmain submitted a new resource:

Drum like a pro: A Complete Guide on Drumming for Beginners - Do you want to learn how to play the drums? This book covers the fundamentals of drumming, even...


Do you want to learn how to play the drums? This book covers the fundamentals of drumming, even if you do not have idea where to begin your journey. This book will help you choose the right equipment for your needs, get started playing the drums, and even read music. Some call it a 'drum set,' while others call it a 'drum kit.' Drums, are an instrument with no right or wrong answer when it comes to how many and which sections you may utilize...

Read more about this resource...

Ludwig van Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas; History, Notation, Interpretation

Soundmain
Soundmain submitted a new resource:

Ludwig van Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas; History, Notation, Interpretation - A comprehensive and immersive survey of thirty-five Beethoven piano sonatas


A comprehensive and immersive survey of thirty-five Beethoven piano sonatas

“Beethoven piano sonatas accompany every pianist, amateur or professional for his or her entire life and constitute one of the most miraculous constants of the human civilization. To help us around the exciting journey through those masterpieces Jan Marisse Huizing combines his expertise, knowledge, and above all his unconditional love for this music.”— Alexander...

Read more about this resource...

The Hallelujah Effect

Soundmain
Soundmain submitted a new resource:

The Hallelujah Effect - Philosophical Reflections on Music, Performance Practice, and Technology By Babette Babich


This book studies the working efficacy of Leonard Cohen's song Hallelujah in the context of today's network culture. Especially as recorded on YouTube, k.d. lang's interpretation(s) of Cohen's Hallelujah, embody acoustically and visually/viscerally, what Nietzsche named the 'spirit of music'.

Today, the working of music is magnified and transformed by recording dynamics and mediated via Facebook exchanges, blog postings and video sites...

Read more about this resource...

The Psychology of Music (Cognition and Perception)

Soundmain
Soundmain submitted a new resource:

The Psychology of Music (Cognition and Perception) - The Psychology of Music serves as an introduction to an interdisciplinary field in psychology...


The Psychology of Music serves as an introduction to an interdisciplinary field in psychology, which focuses on the interpretation of music through mental function. This interpretation leads to the characterization of music through perceiving, remembering, creating, performing, and responding to music.

In particular, the book provides an overview of the perception of musical tones by discussing different sound characteristics, like...

Read more about this resource...

Song Writing For Beginners

Soundmain
Soundmain submitted a new resource:

Song Writing For Beginners - How To Write A Song in 7 Simple Steps Even If You Don't Know Music Theory


Yes, this book is designed entirely to share those secrets that will inspire you to write that great song that you know you can! And once the creativity really starts flowing, we'll create great habits and write even more, each and every day. Get down to writing the music and the lyrics you know that you can because writer's block is a fantasy. You just need inspiration.

Have you always wanted to put your thoughts and feelings into the...

Read more about this resource...

Music as Cultural Heritage and Novelty

Soundmain
Soundmain submitted a new resource:

Music as Cultural Heritage and Novelty - This book provides a multifaceted view on the relation between the old and the new in music, betw...


This book provides a multifaceted view on the relation between the old and the new in music, between tradition and innovation. This is a much-debated issue, generating various ideas and theories, which rarely come to unanimous conclusions. Therefore, the book offers diverse perspectives on topics such as national identities, narrative strategies, the question of musical performance and musical meaning.

Alongside themes of general interest...

Read more about this resource...

Music Theory for Everyone

Soundmain
Soundmain submitted a new resource:

Music Theory for Everyone - This is the simplest, fastest and most effective method to understand everything you need to know...


Learn music theory today with the simplest, fastest and most effective method available. With this comprehensive course, you will master the essentials of music theory in a fraction of the time it would take using traditional methods.

Learn music theory in the easiest and fastest way possible! Avoid the long, boring hours of practice and lessons with thousands of exercises. This course is a short and...

Read more about this resource...

MusicQuake: The Most Disruptive Moments in Music (Culture Quake)

Soundmain
Soundmain submitted a new resource:

MusicQuake: The Most Disruptive Moments in Music (Culture Quake) - Discover music that dared to be different, risked reputations and put careers in jeopardy — causing


Discover music that dared to be different, risked reputations and put careers in jeopardy — causing fascination and intrigue in some and rejection and scorn in others. This is what happens when people take tradition and rip it up.

MusicQuake tells the stories of 50 pivotal albums and performances that shook the world of modern music — chronicling the fascinating tales of their creation, reception, and legacy. Tracing enigmatic composers...

Read more about this resource...

Music and Digital Media: A Planetary Anthropology

Soundmain
Soundmain submitted a new resource:

Music and Digital Media: A Planetary Anthropology - The first comparative ethnographic study on the impact of digital media on worldwide music.


The first comparative ethnographic study on the impact of digital media on worldwide music.

Offering a radically new theoretical framework for understanding digital media through music, this volume redresses anthropology’s frequent oversight of music as a topic of study. By positioning music as an expansive subject for digital anthropology, Georgina Born demonstrates how the field can build interdisciplinary links to music and sound...

Read more about this resource...

A Century of Composition by Women: Music Against the Odds

Soundmain
Soundmain submitted a new resource:

A Century of Composition by Women: Music Against the Odds - This book presents accounts of creative processes and contextual issues of current-day and...


This book presents accounts of creative processes and contextual issues of current-day and early-twentieth-century women composers. This collection of essays balances narratives of struggle, artistic prowess, and of “breaking through” the obstacles in the profession.

Part I: Creative Work – Then and Now illuminates historical and present-day women’s composition and various iterations and conceptions of the “feminine voice”; Part...

Read more about this resource...

Paul Weller and Popular Music Identity, Idiolect and Image

Soundmain
Soundmain submitted a new resource:

Paul Weller and Popular Music Identity, Idiolect and Image - Using research, analysis and a range of historical sources, Paul Weller and Popular Musicimmerses...


Using research, analysis and a range of historical sources, Paul Weller and Popular Musicimmerses the reader in the excitement of Paul Weller’s unique creative journey, covering topics such as the artist’s position within his field; his creative processes; the contexts in which the music was made; the artist as collaborator; signifiers that mark the trajectory of the music; and formative influences. Focusing on over 40 years of...

Read more about this resource...

Spatial Sound: Principles and Applications

Soundmain
Soundmain submitted a new resource:

Spatial Sound: Principles and Applications - The book suits researchers, graduate students, and specialist engineers in acoustics, audio, and...


Spatial sound is an enhanced and immersive set of audio techniques which provides sound in three-dimensional virtual space. This comprehensive handbook sets out the basic principles and methods with a representative group of applications: sound field and spatial hearing; principles and analytic methods of various spatial sound systems, including two-channel stereophonic sound, and...

Read more about this resource...

The Arithmetic of Listening: Tuning Theory and History for the Impractical Musician

Soundmain
Soundmain submitted a new resource:

The Arithmetic of Listening: Tuning Theory and History for the Impractical Musician - Tuning is the secret lens through which the history of music falls into focus



"Tuning is the secret lens through which the history of music falls into focus," says Kyle Gann. Yet in Western circles, no other musical issue is so ignored, so taken for granted, so shoved into the corners of musical discourse.

A classroom essential and an invaluable reference, The Arithmetic of Listening offers beginners the grounding in music theory necessary to find their own way into microtonality and the places it may take them...

Read more about this resource...

The Pathetick Musician: Moving an Audience in the Age of Eloquence

Soundmain
Soundmain submitted a new resource:

The Pathetick Musician: Moving an Audience in the Age of Eloquence - This book began as my attempt to sort out for myself the issues of expression and the passions...


What is rhetorical music? In The Pathetick Musician, Bruce Haynes and Geoffrey Burgess illustrate the vital place of rhetoric and eloquent expression in the creation and performance of Baroque music. Through engaging explorations of the cantatas of J.S. Bach, the authors explode the conventional notion of historical authenticity in music, proposing adventurous new directions to reinvigorate the performance of early music in the modern...

Read more about this resource...

Classical Jazz: Jazz Piano Solos Series Vol. 63

Soundmain
Soundmain submitted a new resource:

Classical Jazz: Jazz Piano Solos Series Vol. 63 - (Jazz Piano Solos). Each volume in the Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Solos Series features exciting new...


(Jazz Piano Solos). Each volume in the Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Solos Series features exciting new arrangements of the songs which helped define a style. In this unique volume, 30 classical favorites are given entertaining new jazzy arrangements. Titles include: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Op. 71a (Tchaikovsky) * In the Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg) * Meditation (Massenet) * Musetta's Waltz (Quando Men Vo) (Puccini) * Reverie (Debussy)...

Read more about this resource...

Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Sound and Music Technology

Soundmain
Soundmain submitted a new resource:

Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Sound and Music Technology - Revised Selected Papers from CMST


The book presents selected papers at the 9th Conference on Sound and Music Technology (CSMT) held virtually in June 2022, organized by Zhejiang University, China. CSMT is a multidisciplinary conference focusing on audio processing and understanding with bias on music and acoustic signals. The primary aim of the conference is to promote the collaboration between art society and technical society in China.

In this book, the paper included...

Read more about this resource...

The Book I Wish I'd Had When I Was New To The Guitar

Soundmain
Soundmain submitted a new resource:

The Book I Wish I'd Had When I Was New To The Guitar - This truly is THE BOOK I WISHED I'D HAD WHEN I WAS NEW TO THE GUITAR.


This is the book that would have saved me countless hours of aggravation and frustration had it been available when I started playing the guitar over forty years ago. I was asked to teach a relative the rudiments of guitar, and as I was deciding what I should tell her, I began to think what I wished someone had told me. I have been honest about the mistakes I have made over the years in the hope you can avoid them, but the main bulk of this...

Read more about this resource...

Teach Yourself How To Play Guitar

Soundmain
Soundmain submitted a new resource:

Teach Yourself How To Play Guitar - Step By Step Guide On How To Play Guitar Like A Pro In 14 Days


Instruments connected with the guitar have been in presence since ancient's times. Extending strings across a vibrating office of air, called a soundbox, traces back to ancient times, and is found in basically every culture on the planet. Utilizing frets to check the tones in a scale most likely comes from India where right up 'til the present time players of the vina and sitar tie bits of catgut across the fingerboards of their instruments...

Read more about this resource...

Music Mnemonics for Keyboard and Piano, Book 1: Improve your sight-reading effortlessly

Soundmain
Soundmain submitted a new resource:

Music Mnemonics for Keyboard and Piano, Book 1: Improve your sight-reading effortlessly - (How to Play Easy Piano and Keyboard)


Music Mnemonics is the fun and memorable way to get to grips with reading music. We use advanced learning methods to take all the hard work out of learning. Jam-packed with illustrations, this is suitable for young and old alike.

In no time at all, you’ll instantly know and recognise the notes on the page and the keys on the keyboard, meaning you’ll be able to play faster and better… even when sight-reading.

If you’ve been struggling to...

Read more about this resource...

Alto Saxophone Mind Mapping: A Sax Fingering Chart How You Think

Soundmain
Soundmain submitted a new resource:

Alto Saxophone Mind Mapping: A Sax Fingering Chart How You Think - How to Play Easy Alto Sax Book 2


This book is part of a much wider system that I have devised called Music Mnemonics. I recognise not everybody may need (or want) the complete system, which is why I have brought out this sax fingering chart separately as a standalone book, each page covering an individual note.

How this differs from other sax fingering charts is that it is designed the way the brain actually thinks: the right way around. Now you can see in your mind how...

Read more about this resource...

Filter

Top