Most rock and pop guitarists begin their playing on an acoustic guitar, and the advent of MTV´s Unplugged and improvements in acoustic amplification mean this once poor relation has returned to centre stage - although, of course, the acoustic guitar has always reigned supreme in classical, flamenco, folk, delta blues and country music. Superbly illustrated and designed, the manual includes case studies of key models - from a Martin D28 to a Yamaha budget classic - and explains in detail how to set up, maintain and repair most popular types of acoustic guitar.
The little book by Epictetus called Enchiridion or Manual has played a disproportionately large role in the rise of modern attitudes and modern philosophy. As soon as it had been translated into the vernacular languages, it became a best seller among independent intellectuals, among anti-Christian thinkers, and among philosophers of a subjective cast. Montaigne had a copy of the Enchiridion among his books. Pascal violently rejected the megalomaniac pride of the Stoic philosopher. Frederick the Great carried the book with him on all campaigns. It was a source of inspiration and encouragement to Anthony, Earl of Shaftesbury, in the serious illness which ended only in his death; many pages of his diaries contain passages copied from the Enchiridion. It has been studied and widely quoted by Scottish philosophers like Francis Hutcheson, Adam Smith, and Adam Ferguson who valued Stoic moral philosophy for its reconciliation of social dependency and personal independence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Austin Vanfleet. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113467/bk_acx0_113467_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How to buy, maintain and set up the world´s most popular electric guitarLeo Fender launched the Stratocaster electric guitar in 1954 as an upgrade to his Telecaster. The Strat - streamlined, chrome-plated, efficient, fast and sexy - soon gained icon status. Today, while original models change hands for thousands of dollars, almost identical Stratocasters are mass-produced by Fender USA for sale worldwide. The Fender Stratocaster is still a low-maintenance good little runner and, with the help of this practical ´how to´ manual, should last a lifetime.
Humorous advice for cats, by cats. The author ´´discovered´´ the feline world´s best-kept secret in a file hidden on his mother´s computer by her cat, Cleo, and now shares it with humanity for the first time. Topics covered range from avoiding visits to the vet, to the artful display of captured prey, to getting in the way of a human trying to read anything, including this paragraph. Upon publication, Cleo denied authorship and hired a team of lawyers with their claws out, but despite her best efforts, word is spreading with over 75,000 Kindle downloads: The Cat Manual is hilarious for cat-lovers of all ages. From the author of Cave Passages and Dark Life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Ray Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005143/bk_acx0_005143_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Harry Denton is behind on his rent, his phone bill, and his life. He is just about to close down his private investigation business when he finally gets a client. The job sounds like a simple one: photograph a famous self-help author with his mistress. When Harry finds him, however, the creator of Life´s Little Maintenance Manual is very alone - and very dead. Now, instead of a detective, Harry is a murder suspect. If he can´t track down the killer and clear his own name, Harry will be out of business for good.Through the voice of L.J. Ganser, the smart-mouthed detective and some of Nashville´s most colorful operators come to life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: L. J. Ganser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/003540/bk_reco_003540_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Cathy Rentzenbrink was still a teenager, her happy family was torn apart by an unthinkable tragedy. In A Manual for Heartache, she describes how she learnt to live with grief and loss and find joy in the world again. She explores how to cope with life at its most difficult and overwhelming and how we can emerge from suffering forever changed but filled with hope. This is a moving, warm and uplifting book that offers solidarity and comfort to anyone going through a painful time, whatever it might be. It´s a book that will help to soothe an aching heart and assure its listeners that they´re not alone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Rentzenbrink. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001102/bk_macm_001102_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DescriptionA unique collection of classical music for organ, devoted solely to music originally written on two staves and intended for manuals alone. Selected and with an introduction by Rollin Smith.SonglistA Rose Breaks Into Bloom (Brahms)Andante [Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus]Andante And Postlude (Bruckner)Andante Sostenuto (Widor)Antiphon For The Magnificat (Chausson)Barcarolle (Saint-Saens)Caprice [Bizet, Georges]Communion (Vierne)Fanfare [Lemmens, Jacques]Fugue On A Trumpet Fanfare (Best)Fugue On The Theme Of A Russian Noel (Gliere)Grand Choeur Dialogue [Gigout, Eugene]Hymn For The Elevation (Berlioz)Improvisation (Boulanger)Invocation (Gounod)Meditation (Saint-Saens)Petit Canon (Boulanger)Piece In E-flat Minor (D´indy)Prelude (Boulanger)Prelude In A-flat (Cui)Prelude Religieux (Rossini)Prelude Through All Major Keys (Beethoven)Priere (Saint-Saens)Quasi Marcia (Franck)Romanze In A Minor (Reger)Rustic Serenade To The Madonna [Berlioz, Hector]Serenade (Bizet)The Shepherds At The Manger (Weinachtsbaum) [Liszt, Franz]Third Sonata In C Minor (Guilmant)Toccata (Berlioz)Turkish Rondo [Bizet, Georges]Vivace (Sonata No.1 Op.3) [Loeillet, Jean-baptiste]
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of How to be Human: The Manual written and read by Ruby Wax with Ash Ranpura and Gelong Thubten. It took us 4 billion years to evolve to where we are now. No question, anyone reading this has won the evolutionary Hunger Games by the fact you´re on all twos and not some fossil. This should make us all the happiest species alive, yet most of us aren´t. What´s gone wrong? We´ve started treating ourselves more like machines and less like humans. We´re so used to upgrading things like our iPhones: as soon as the new one comes out, we don´t think twice, we dump it. (Many people I know are now on iWife4 or iHusband8, the motto being, if it´s new, it´s better.) We can´t stop the future from arriving, no matter what drugs we´re on. But even if nearly every part of us becomes robotic, we´ll still, fingers crossed, have our minds, which, hopefully, we´ll be able to use for things like compassion rather than chasing what´s ´better´, and if we can do that we´re on the yellow brick road to happiness. I wrote this book with a little help from a monk, who explains how the mind works and also gives some mindfulness exercises, and a neuroscientist who explains what makes us ´us´ in the brain. We answer every question you´ve ever had about evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, kids, the future and compassion. How to be Human is extremely funny, true and the only manual you´ll need to help you upgrade your mind as much as you´ve upgraded your iPhone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ruby Wax, Ash Ranpura, Gelong Thubten. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/001034/bk_pauk_001034_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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DescriptionThis anthology contains 46 works by Handel, Mozart, Bach and many others selected and editied specifically for those organists who prefer to play without pedals. The volume features a wealth of pieces including Chaconnes, Toccatas and Fugues, and is available at a very attractive price.