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  1. 5.5 hrs • 1/19/2012 • Unabridged

    Just about every human being knows how to listen to music, but what does it take to make music? Is musicality something we are born with? Or a skill that anyone can develop at any time? If you don’t start piano at the age of six, is there any hope? Is skill learning best left to children or can anyone reinvent him- or herself at any time? On the eve of his fortieth birthday, Gary Marcus, an internationally renowned scientist with no discernible musical talent, becomes his own guinea pig to look at how human beings become musical—and how anyone of any age can master something new. Guitar Zero traces his journey, what he learned, and how you can learn, too. In addition to being a groundbreaking look at the origins and allure of music, Marcus’ journey is also an empowering tale of the mind’s plasticity. In a quest that takes him from Suzuki classes to guitar gods, Marcus investigates the most effective ways to train your brain and body to learn to play an instrument. How can you make your practice more deliberate and effective? How can you find the best music teacher for you or your child? Does talent really exist? Or is hard work all you need? Guitar Zero stands the science of music on its head, debunking the popular theory of an innate musical instinct and many other commonly held fallacies. At the same time, it raises new questions about the science of human pleasure and brings new insight into humankind’s most basic question: what counts as a life well lived? Does one have to become the next Jimi Hendrix to make a passionate pursuit worthwhile? Or can the journey itself bring the brain lasting satisfaction? For those who have ever set out to learn a musical instrument—or wishes that they could—Guitar Zero is an inspiring and fascinating look at music, learning, and the pursuit of a well-lived life.

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    Guitar Zero

    5.5 hrs • 1/19/12 • Unabridged
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    7.4 hrs • 6/7/2010 • Unabridged

    “Boy, do I have a lot to learn!” Anyone who’s ever picked up a musical instrument of any kind—from the first caveman banging rocks to that little kid at the guitar shop—has thought that. Grammy-winning musical icon and legendary bassist Victor L. Wooten certainly did—he had been trying for years to break in to the music scene, to show everyone his chops, and to make his mark. He was good, but he wasn’t great. He knew that there was something wrong. Then the teacher showed up. Victor didn’t ask for him, and he didn’t think he needed him. And all the teacher said he could teach Victor was “nothing.” What happened next, you may not believe; Victor sure didn’t … but that didn’t stop the teacher. The Music Lesson is the inspiring story of a young bass player and the lessons he learns about life, music, and the life of music. Throughout this audiobook is new, original music written by Victor Wooten and a bonus performance by the original supergroup Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.

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    The Music Lesson

    7.4 hrs • 6/7/10 • Unabridged
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  3. 1.1 hrs • 6/20/2006 • Audio Theater

    The Keyboard Conversations series with Jeffrey Siegel combines the virtuosity and poetry of a world-class pianist with entertaining commentary to create a magical concert experience. His lively, engaging insights and captivating performances make listening an enthralling experience for all music lovers.  In The Romanticism of the Russian Soul, Jeffrey Siegel discusses Russian composers, including Sergei Rachmaninoff, Nikolai Medtner, and Alexander Scriabin.

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    The Romanticism of the Russian Soul

    Music performed by Jeffrey Siegel
    With commentary by Jeffrey Siegel
    1.1 hrs • 6/20/06 • Audio Theater
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  4. 0.9 hrs • 6/20/2006 • Audio Theater

    The Keyboard Conversations series with Jeffrey Siegel combines the virtuosity and poetry of a world-class pianist with entertaining commentary to create a magical concert experience. His lively, engaging insights and captivating performances make listening an enthralling experience for all music lovers.  In Mozart and Friends, Jeffrey Siegel discusses Mozart and other classical composers, including Johann Christian Bach, Muzio Clementi, Antonio Salieri, Robert Schumann, and Joseph Haydn.

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    Mozart and Friends

    Music performed by Jeffrey Siegel
    With commentary by Jeffrey Siegel
    0.9 hrs • 6/20/06 • Audio Theater
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  5. 1.1 hrs • 6/20/2006 • Unabridged

    The internationally celebrated pianist Jeffrey Siegel has been soloist with the world’s greatest orchestras, including those of Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Tokyo, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Cleveland and Los Angeles. His Keyboard Conversations® are currently thrilling music lovers and new listeners in live performances across the United States.

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    Keyboard Conversations®

    Read and performed by Jeffrey Siegel
    1.1 hrs • 6/20/06 • Unabridged
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  6. 0.9 hrs • 6/20/2006 • Unabridged

    Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel combine the virtuosity and poetry of a world-class pianist with entertaining commentary to create a magical concert experience. His lively, engaging insights and captivating performances make listening an enthralling experience for all music lovers.

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  7. 19.4 hrs • 3/1/2004 • Unabridged

    The author who has taught tens of thousands of people to love opera now introduces readers to the rich and soul-stirring world of classical music. From the author of the bestselling Opera 101 comes a comprehensive and highly accessible guide to discovering the glories of classical music, based on the fundamental principle of developing the skills to truly listen. In clear and entertaining prose, Plotkin explores a thousand years of music, introducing listeners to more than one hundred great works and profiling in depth many significant composers, including Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Dvorák, and Mahler. Plotkin illustrates how each piece of music possesses its own sound world, which is created by the unique style, voice, and vision of each composer, and made even more distinct by every musician who plays it. He defines major musical terms, and makes music theory comprehensible for the uninitiated. Conversations with important musicians offer fascinating insights into the art.

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    Classical Music 101

    19.4 hrs • 3/1/04 • Unabridged
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  8. 8.0 hrs • 9/1/2003 • Unabridged

    Jazz 101 is a fascinating entrée into the world of jazz, for the beginner, novice, or jazz enthusiast. Szwed takes listeners on a tour of the varied and nonlinear history of jazz, exploring how it developed from an ethnic music to become America’s most popular music and then part of the avant-garde in less than fifty years. Szwed’s complete overview includes the major types of jazz and significant jazz musicians of the twentieth century; the roots of jazz, including its European and African influences; and recommended listening, plus appendixes on jazz singers, record guides, and more. Infinitely readable and highly entertaining, Jazz 101 is a vital tool in understanding and appreciating jazz.

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    Jazz 101

    8.0 hrs • 9/1/03 • Unabridged
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