Rainn Wilson’s memoir about growing up geeky and finally finding his place in comedy, faith, and life. For nine seasons Rainn Wilson played Dwight Schrute, everyone's favorite work nemesis and beet farmer. Viewers of The Office fell in love with the character and grew to love the actor who played him even more. Rainn founded a website and media company, SoulPancake, that eventually became a bestselling book of the same name. He also started a hilarious Twitter feed (sample tweet: “I'm not on Facebook” is the new “I don't even own a TV”) that now has more than four million followers. Now, he's ready to tell his own story and explain how he came up with his incredibly unique sense of humor and perspective on life. He explains how he grew up “bone-numbingly nerdy before there was even a modicum of cool attached to the word.” The Bassoon King chronicles his journey from nerd to drama geek (“the highest rung on the vast, pimply ladder of high school losers”), his years of mild debauchery and struggles as a young actor in New York, his many adventures and insights about The Office, and finally, Wilson's achievement of success and satisfaction, both in his career and spiritually, reconnecting with the artistic and creative values of the Bahá’í faith he grew up in.
For nine seasons Rainn Wilson played Dwight Schrute in the The Office (U.S.). Viewers fell in love with the character and grew to love the actor who played him even more. In The Bassoon King, he tells his own story and explains how he came up with his incredibly unique sense of humor and perspective on life. The book chronicles his journey from super-nerddom to drama, his years of mild debauchery and struggles as a young actor in New York, his many adventures, and insights about The Office which fans of both Wilson and the show will love.
Bassoon players are kings that make music and play in a orchestra. This funny gift is for boys and men who love to play the bassoon as a music instrument. music sheet white paper 120 pages matte cover soft cover (paperback)
This welcome volume encompasses the entire history of the bassoon, from its origins five centuries ago to its place in twenty-first-century music. James Kopp draws on new archival research and many years' experience playing the instrument to provide an up-to-date and lively portrait of today's bassoon and its intriguing predecessors. He discusses the bassoon's makers, its players, its repertory, its myths, and its audiences, all in unprecedented detail. The bassoon was invented in Italy in response to the need for a bass-register double-reed woodwind suitable for processionals and marching. Composers were quick to exploit its agility and unique timbre. Later, during the reign of Louis XIV, the instrument underwent a major redesign, giving voice to its tenor register. In the early 1800s new scientific precepts propelled a wave of invention and design modifications. In the twentieth century, the multiplicity of competing bassoon designs narrowed to a German (or Heckel) type and a French type, the latter now nearly extinct. The author examines the acoustical consequences of these various redesigns. He also offers new coverage of the bassoon's social history, including its roles in the military and church and its global use during the European Colonial period. Separate historical chapters devoted to contrabassoons and smaller bassoons complete the volume [Publisher description].
. . . an extraordinary book, monumental and challenging . . . Buy this book and immerse yourself in it. You will enter a new world. --American Musical Instrument Society Newsletter With the help of author James McKay, the late Louis Skinner, America's master bassoon reedmaker, documented his techniques for making specialized and general purpose reeds for the bassoon and the contrabassoon. In this work, step-by-step explanations of reedmaking techniques are complemented by photographs and drawings, making every procedure clear. Throughout, the emphasis is on giving practical advice, not just giving steps to follow but explaining why they are important.
The latest groundbreaking tome from Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek. From the author: “For the last two years, I’ve interviewed more than 200 world-class performers for my podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. The guests range from super celebs (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.) and athletes (icons of powerlifting, gymnastics, surfing, etc.) to legendary Special Operations commanders and black-market biochemists. For most of my guests, it’s the first time they’ve agreed to a two-to-three-hour interview. This unusual depth has helped make The Tim Ferriss Show the first business/interview podcast to pass 100 million downloads. “This book contains the distilled tools, tactics, and ‘inside baseball’ you won’t find anywhere else. It also includes new tips from past guests, and life lessons from new ‘guests’ you haven’t met. “What makes the show different is a relentless focus on actionable details. This is reflected in the questions. For example: What do these people do in the first sixty minutes of each morning? What do their workout routines look like, and why? What books have they gifted most to other people? What are the biggest wastes of time for novices in their field? What supplements do they take on a daily basis? “I don’t view myself as an interviewer. I view myself as an experimenter. If I can’t test something and replicate results in the messy reality of everyday life, I’m not interested. “Everything within these pages has been vetted, explored, and applied to my own life in some fashion. I’ve used dozens of the tactics and philosophies in high-stakes negotiations, high-risk environments, or large business dealings. The lessons have made me millions of dollars and saved me years of wasted effort and frustration. “I created this book, my ultimate notebook of high-leverage tools, for myself. It’s changed my life, and I hope the same for you.”
Canada is poised to reconcile its centuries-long fraught history with Indigenous peoples and to establish justice. What fundamental spiritual principles should guide this challenging process and bring together peoples who have been separated for so long? In this part-memoir, part-scholarly work, Patricia Verge records her decades-long friendship with the Stoney Nakoda Nation in southern Alberta. She explores how her spiritual journey has been intimately entwined with service among Indigenous people and confronts her own ignorance of the true history of Canada, taking for her guidance this quote from the writings of the Bahá’í Faith: “a massive dose of truth must be administered to heal.” An engaging and timely work, Equals and Partners is ultimately a story of love and commitment to the principle of the oneness of humanity.
(Meredith Music Resource). This text covers every possible style appropriate to an intermediate book for woodwinds. It includes music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century eras while representing more than a dozen countries. Original compositions are included to strengthen young artist skills in developing both facility and tone. The musical collection provides a diverse selection of quality repertoire each presenting composer information, nationality, and music terminology. Includes: challenging and rewarding music in a range that explores both the high and low register * musical exercises to teach phrasing * long tone exercises * articulation patterns * variety of tempos, dynamics, time and key signatures * fun, quality music that motivates practicing and performance.
Devilish Duets for Advanced Oboe and Bassoon is stuffed full of well-known creepy classical favourites, arranged especially for two advanced players. A few are tricky, some less challenging, and are arranged so that the level of difficulty suits players of grade 6-8 standard. Oboe notes span from low B to high Eb (above the stave) and the bassoon part ranges from low B to very high D with a sprinkling of tenor clef (just a tiny bit). Expect plagues of spoooky tunes, some complex rhythms, and a few soaring melodies. Something for everyone! Includes: The Force of Destiny, The Ride of the Valkyries, Beethoven's 5th Symphony, Danse Macabre, Fauré's Pavane, Chopin's Marche Funèbre, Dies Irae, In the Hall of the Mountain King, The Noon Witch, March to the Scaffold, Mars - The Bringer of War, Night on a Bare Mountain, and The Entry of the Gladiators. More coming from The Brilliant Bassoon and The Excellent Oboe very soon. Look out for our solo books, and duets and trios, arranged at different levels for mixed instruments: Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Oboe, Saxophone, Recorder, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Mini-bassoon, Tenoroon, Guitar etc. We have a spectacular variety of duet books, a gargantuan selection of festive books (including Christmas, Halloween and Valentines!), instrument-specific theory, including theory puzzles for very young players and even downloadable playalong and backing tracks and sheet music on our website. Just visit http://WildMusicPublications.com For tweets on our latest books, why not follow us on Twitter? @wmpublications Testimonials * Hi there - I'm just emailing you to tell you how much I love your Oboe duet books, especially the vast range of Christmas music! I have all of them! I'm an oboe and double bass teacher based in Dublin, and I am very much a Christmas enthusiast. I'm known among my students for wearing Christmas socks 365 days a year (they've checked!!) I've taken on some very keen adult double bass students this year, and I'll be buying your double bass Xmas duets to play with them as the time approaches... Given the brilliance of the oboe books, I'm really looking forward to it. Many thanks and keep up the good work! Eimear * Hello - I love the arrangements We just played some today! Have a lovely Christmas and thanks for providing beginner bassoonists with some great music!! Pauline * Hi there! I have been really impressed with your books! I have been wishing for a long time there was such a thing as instrument specific theory books, and now I've found them I intend to get your whole selection of flute books- they are excellent. I've got a few of my students to buy your books, I've told my mother in law about you (she's a violin teacher), so she's ordered some stuff from you. I just wanted to tell you how great I think your books are! Thank you ever so much - I will continue to use you and to recommend you to others xxx Janine * Your music books are great for beginners and improvers and the duet books are very well constructed. Ellen * I am loving your books. Jessie
The third book in the Children of the Red King series, CHARLIE BONE AND THE INVISIBLE BOY offers more magical fantasy that is fast paced and easy to read. This semester at Bloor's Academy brings a few changes. There is a new art teacher, Mr. Boldova, and a new student named Belle, who lives with the Yewbeam aunts and seems to have strange power over them. Emma and Charlie soon discover Mr. Boldova's secret identity: He is the older brother of Ollie Sparks, the boy who lives in the attic of Bloor's Academy. Ollie had always been prying into matters that didn't concern him, so Ezekiel Bloor had made him invisible. When Charlie and his friends find him, Ollie is alone and hungry, so they promise to help him become visible again.
Orchestral violinist Sebastian Martin is sacked by his orchestra for publicly ignoring the incompetent conductor, thus providing a brilliant solo. His life is invaded by a psychotic fabulist young actress who thrives on a diet of mendacity. "Pyromaniacs like fire, kleptomaniacs like thieving . . . I live on lies. I can't live without acting. I simply can't. I'd die if I didn't have a lie to live out." When Martin is accused of her murder, his life disintegrates in total chaos.