Whether it's downloading music, ripping CDs, organizing, finding, and creating higher quality music files, buying music players and accessories, or constructing a home stereo system, Digital Audio Essentials helps you do get it done.An indispensable reference for music enthusiasts, digital archivists, amateur musicians, and anyone who likes a good groove, Digital Audio Essentials helps you avoid time-consuming, costly trial and error in downloading audio files, burning CDs, converting analog music to digital form, publishing music to and streaming from the Web, setting up home stereo configurations, and creating your own MP3 and other audio files.
The book–for both Mac and PC users–includes reliable hardware and software recommendations, tutorials, resources, and file sharing, and it even explains the basics of the DMCA and intellectual property law.You may (or may not) already know the basics of ripping CDs or downloading music, but Fries will show you so much more–including advice on the multitude of MP3 players on the market, stereo options, file formats, quality determinations, and the legalities of it all. Both a timely, entertaining guide and an enduring reference, this is the digital audio handbook you need to make the most of your expanding digital music collection.
When I wrote the grooves in this book, I took the best techniques of many great players and condensed them into one page grooves. you may listen to a whole Jaco tune and pull out one or two good lines. I have condensed those lines and fills into sixteen measures. Jaco had certain things that made him sound like Jaco. These are the kinds of things I tried to capture in these exercises. If you can capture the essence and techniques of the great players, you will start adding tools to your toolbox. It takes many tools to work on a car. If you have one wrench, you will soon find yourself very limited in what you can do. The same is true with technique and ideas in your playing. Some players are very good at one thing. We want to be very good at all things. When you start to master different fingering techniques, you will see that a good player uses many tools when they play every song. The lines in this book will challenge you at the highest level. They will add repertoire and fresh ideas to your playing.
The book comes with a CD. On the CD I'm playing all the grooves so you can hear how I want you to play them.You will go beyond the notes and really start thinking about how to get a great sound and what techniques it takes to mute certain lines. The focus is on the groove. Steady and consistent. being able to hold down a very difficult groove for a long period of time. I provide all the drum patterns that I'm playing with on the CD so that you can program up a drum machine and play the same thing. Trust me, there is no other book out there that focuses on groove playing like this. I wrote this material as practice material for myself over the years. i found that I needed a hard workout in a half hour or hour. I still warm up by picking one of these exercises everyday. These are the same materials that I use with my students at Berklee College of Music. I have refined and tuned them, so I know they work. this book has also been used by teachers at BIT, North Texas and The University of Miami just to name a few schools. you have nothing to lose, because if you don't like any of our material, you get your money back with no questions asked. That's how much confidence we have that you will like my material. I hope you will check the book out.