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Sweet Anticipation Book by ,

Sweet Anticipation Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2008-01-25
  • Category: Psychology
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN Code: 0262303302

Summary: The psychological theory of expectation that David Huron proposes in Sweet Anticipation grew out of the author's experimental efforts to understand how music evokes emotions. These efforts evolved into a general theory of expectation that will prove informative to readers interested in cognitive science and evolutionary psychology as well as those interested in music. The book describes a set of psychological mechanisms and illustrates how these mechanisms work in the case of music. All examples of notated music can be heard on the Web. Huron proposes that emotions evoked by expectation involve five functionally distinct response systems: reaction responses (which engage defensive reflexes); tension responses (where uncertainty leads to stress); prediction responses (which reward accurate prediction); imagination responses (which facilitate deferred gratification); and appraisal responses (which occur after conscious thought is engaged). For real-world events, these five response systems typically produce a complex mixture of feelings. The book identifies some of the aesthetic possibilities afforded by expectation, and shows how common musical devices (such as syncopation, cadence, meter, tonality, and climax) exploit the psychological opportunities. The theory also provides new insights into the physiological psychology of awe, laughter, and spine-tingling chills. Huron traces the psychology of expectations from the patterns of the physical/cultural world through imperfectly learned heuristics used to predict that world to the phenomenal qualia we experienced as we apprehend the world.

Sweet Anticipation Book by Andrew Grey

Sweet Anticipation Book
  • Author : Andrew Grey
  • Publisher : Dreamspinner Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN Code: 1644057662

Summary: When Greg offers to help with a bachelorette party, he comes face to face with the man who got away—baker Rhys. Working on the party food together might be a chance to reconnect.

Expecting Baby Book by Judy Ford

Expecting Baby Book
  • Author : Judy Ford
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Release Date : 2001-09-01
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN Code: 1609252500

Summary: What to Expect During One of Life’s Biggest Adventures In a time of such wonderment, feelings of worry are common. Judy Ford’s Expecting Baby helps guide you through these very special months. An emotional and spiritual handbook for mothers. As magical as pregnancy is, it can be an overwhelming time for many, especially for first time moms. Moms, as exciting as this time is it is extremely common for you to feel scared or worried. In this first-time mom book, author Judy Ford guides you through the ups and downs of all three trimesters, from handling new emotions to learning about your new and ever-changing body. From morning sickness & stretchmarks to decorating, Expecting Baby has you covered. This is not just any pregnancy book, it’s a book that helps you navigate all your new and confusing feelings, both physically and emotionally. You’ll learn to sift through any troublesome glitches and find satisfaction and delight during your pregnancy. In Expecting Baby, you can learn more about: • Staying comfortable and encouraged during pregnancy • Dealing with food cravings and mood swings • And so much more! If you enjoyed books like 50 Things to Do Before You Deliver, Pregnancy Day by Day, or The First-Time Moms Pregnancy Handbook, then you’ll love Expecting Baby!

Sermons That Sing Book by Noel A. Snyder

Sermons That Sing Book
  • Author : Noel A. Snyder
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-17
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN Code: 0830849343

Summary: Preaching and music are both regular elements of Christian worship, yet they often don't interact or inform each other in meaningful ways. Theologian, pastor, and musician Noel A. Snyder considers how preaching that seeks to engage hearts and minds might be helpfully informed by musical theory—so that preachers might craft sermons that sing.

Voice Leading Book by David Huron

Voice Leading Book
  • Author : David Huron
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-26
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 026233545X

Summary: An accessible scientific explanation for the traditional rules of voice leading, including an account of why listeners find some musical textures more pleasing than others. Voice leading is the musical art of combining sounds over time. In this book, David Huron offers an accessible account of the cognitive and perceptual foundations for this practice. Drawing on decades of scientific research, including his own award-winning work, Huron offers explanations for many practices and phenomena, including the perceptual dominance of the highest voice, chordal-tone doubling, direct octaves, embellishing tones, and the musical feeling of sounds “leading” somewhere. Huron shows how traditional rules of voice leading align almost perfectly with modern scientific accounts of auditory perception. He also reviews pertinent research establishing the role of learning and enculturation in auditory and musical perception. Voice leading has long been taught with reference to Baroque chorale-style part-writing, yet there exist many more musical styles and practices. The traditional emphasis on Baroque part-writing understandably leaves many musicians wondering why they are taught such an archaic and narrow practice in an age of stylistic diversity. Huron explains how and why Baroque voice leading continues to warrant its central pedagogical status. Expanding beyond choral-style writing, Huron shows how established perceptual principles can be used to compose, analyze, and critically understand any kind of acoustical texture from tune-and-accompaniment songs and symphonic orchestration to jazz combo arranging and abstract electroacoustic music. Finally, he offers a psychological explanation for why certain kinds of musical textures are more likely to be experienced by listeners as pleasing.

Histories and Narratives of Music Analysis Book by Miloš Zatkalik,Milena Medić,Denis Collins

Histories and Narratives of Music Analysis Book
  • Author : Miloš Zatkalik,Milena Medić,Denis Collins
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-11-26
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 655
  • ISBN Code: 1443854476

Summary: This volume offers a cross section of current directions in the broad field of music analysis as practiced by a transnational community of scholars. Music analysis is presented as a vibrant multi-faceted field of research which constantly re-examines its own postulates, while also establishing dialogues with a large number of other disciplines.

The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love Book by Jill Conner Browne

The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love Book
  • Author : Jill Conner Browne
  • Publisher : Crown Archetype
  • Release Date : 2004-11-30
  • Category: Humor
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 1400082854

Summary: To know the Sweet Potato Queens is to love them, and if you haven't heard about them yet, you will. Since the early 1980s, this group of belles gone bad has been the toast of Jackson, Mississippi, with their glorious annual appearance in the St. Patrick's Day parade. In The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love, their royal ringleader, Jill Conner Browne, introduces the Queens to the world with this sly, hilarious manifesto about love, life, men, and the importance of being prepared. Chapters include: • The True Magic Words Guaranteed to Get Any Man to Do Your Bidding • The Five Men You Must Have in Your Life at All Times • Men Who May Need Killing, Quite Frankly • What to Eat When Tragedy Strikes, or Just for Entertainment • The Best Advice Ever Given in the Entire History of the World From tales of the infamous Sweet Potato Queens' Promise to the joys of Chocolate Stuff and Fat Mama's Knock You Naked Margaritas, this irreverent, shamelessly funny book is the gen-u-wine article.

A Place of Encounter Book by D. Foy Christopherson

A Place of Encounter Book
  • Author : D. Foy Christopherson
  • Publisher : Augsburg Books
  • Release Date : 2001-09-01
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN Code: 9781451405514

Summary: One of the four particular dimensions of the church's worship addressed in the ELCA's Principles for Worship (Renewing Worship, vol. 2) is worship space. Using the principles developed in this volume, Foy Christopherson shares with the reader what Lutherans care about when thinking about space for worship, and why they care about it. Centers of liturgical action (assembly, font, ambo, altar-table) and concepts of sacred, formational, and missional space are discussed, as well as architectural, environmental, historical, and local considerations when planning or renewing worship spaces.

CEO Billionaire (The Cormac Family: Billionaire Sweet Romance, Book1) Book by Laurie LeClair

CEO Billionaire (The Cormac Family: Billionaire Sweet Romance, Book1) Book
  • Author : Laurie LeClair
  • Publisher : Laurie LeClair
  • Release Date : 2021-08-01
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code:

Summary: “Laurie LeClair is an amazing author. To be able to read a book and not want to put it down until finished, is a true art!!!” 5 star review He’s the driven CEO billionaire. She’s the quirky matchmaker hired by his meddling family to find him a bride. Only she’s young, beautiful, and mesmerizing—nothing like he expected. This contract may be the toughest one he’s ever tried to break…without it breaking him first. While dynamic CEO billionaire Colton Cormac takes the helm of Cormac Enterprises to lead it into the next stratosphere and carry on the legacy, his family interferes in his private personal life—yeah, emphasis on the private part. He’s not about to be marked by a scheming money grabber who claims she’s a modern day matchmaker—like that’s a real thing. Not happening on his watch. Ever. Spunky matchmaker Sunny Weathers—yep, her given name—needs cash fast to get her younger sister’s tuition and books covered in a few days. Flat broke, Sunny agrees to the cockamamie offer of finding matches for the billionaire Cormac brothers—like finding brides for the most eligible bachelors in Boston is a challenge. Easy peasy, right? First one up is the oldest and hottest, in her opinion. Not good to think about the super sexy guy like that any way she slices it when she’s trying to find him a future wife. Doubts crowd in as Colton and Sunny face the cold hard facts that opposites attract…and burn… CEO Billionaire is the first in the The Cormac Family: Billionaire Sweet Romance series, filled with love, family, heart, and humor. If you like sweet romances, witty banter, and happy endings, then you’ll love Laurie LeClair’s heartwarming funny romance.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Musicology Book by Derek B. Scott

The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Musicology Book
  • Author : Derek B. Scott
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-23
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN Code: 1317041984

Summary: The research presented in this volume is very recent, and the general approach is that of rethinking popular musicology: its purpose, its aims, and its methods. Contributors to the volume were asked to write something original and, at the same time, to provide an instructive example of a particular way of working and thinking. The essays have been written with a view to helping graduate students with research methodology and the application of relevant theoretical models. The team of contributors is an exceptionally strong one: it contains many of the pre-eminent academic figures involved in popular musicological research, and there is a spread of European, American, Asian, and Australasian scholars. The volume covers seven main themes: Film, Video and Multimedia; Technology and Studio Production; Gender and Sexuality; Identity and Ethnicity; Performance and Gesture; Reception and Scenes and The Music Industry and Globalization. The Ashgate Research Companion is designed to offer scholars and graduate students a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of current research in a particular area. The companion's editor brings together a team of respected and experienced experts to write chapters on the key issues in their speciality, providing a comprehensive reference to the field.

Trading on Sentiment Book by Richard L. Peterson

Trading on Sentiment Book
  • Author : Richard L. Peterson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-03-02
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 1119163749

Summary: In his debut book on trading psychology, Inside the Investor’s Brain, Rich­ard Peterson demonstrated how managing emotions helps top investors outperform. Now, in Trading on Sentiment, he takes you inside the science of crowd psychol­ogy and demonstrates that not only do price patterns exist, but the most predictable ones are rooted in our shared human nature. Peterson’s team developed text analysis engines to mine data - topics, beliefs, and emotions - from social media. Based on that data, they put together a market-neutral social media-based hedge fund that beat the S&P 500 by more than twenty-four percent—through the 2008 financial crisis. In this groundbreaking guide, he shows you how they did it and why it worked. Applying algorithms to so­cial media data opened up an unprecedented world of insight into the elusive patterns of investor sentiment driving repeating market moves. Inside, you gain a privi­leged look at the media content that moves investors, along with time-tested techniques to make the smart moves—even when it doesn’t feel right. This book digs underneath technicals and fundamentals to explain the primary mover of market prices - the global information flow and how investors react to it. It provides the expert guidance you need to develop a competitive edge, manage risk, and overcome our sometimes-flawed human nature. Learn how traders are using sentiment analysis and statistical tools to extract value from media data in order to: Foresee important price moves using an understanding of how investors process news. Make more profitable investment decisions by identifying when prices are trending, when trends are turning, and when sharp market moves are likely to reverse. Use media sentiment to improve value and momentum investing returns. Avoid the pitfalls of unique price patterns found in commodities, currencies, and during speculative bubbles Trading on Sentiment deepens your understanding of markets and supplies you with the tools and techniques to beat global markets— whether they’re going up, down, or sideways.

Time Will Tell Book by Mari Riess Jones

Time Will Tell Book
  • Author : Mari Riess Jones
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-19
  • Category: Psychology
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 0190618221

Summary: Attention is a central concept in psychology. The term 'attention' itself has persisted, even though it implies a static, insulated capacity that we use when it is necessary to focus upon some relevant or stimulating event. Riess Jones presents a different way of thinking about attention; one that describes it as a continuous activity that is based on energy fluctuating in time. A majority of attention research fails to examine influence of event time structure (i.e., a speech utterance) on listeners' moment-to-moment attending. General research ignores listeners endowed with innate, as well as acquired, temporal biases. Here, attending is portrayed as a dynamic interaction of an individual within his or her surroundings. Importantly, this interaction involves synchronicity between an attender and external events. This emphasis on time and synchronicity distinguishes the author's theory, called Dynamic Attending Theory (DAT), from other approaches to attending which characterize attention metaphorically as a filter, resource pool, spotlight, and so on. Recent research from neuroscience has lent support to Riess Jones' theory, and the goal of this book is to bring this new research as well as her own to the wide audience of psychologists interested in attention more broadly.

The Sweetness of Life Book by Kathryn Andrews

The Sweetness of Life Book
  • Author : Kathryn Andrews
  • Publisher : Kathryn Andrews, LLC
  • Release Date : 2020-07-24
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN Code: 0578196182

Summary: From bestselling author, Kathryn Andrews, comes a new standalone, enemies to lovers contemporary romance, that will leave readers who love food and wine hungry for more. Shelby Leigh I love food. I love everything about it. My dream has always been to land a job with the Food Network channel, and I’ve spent years as a food critic, blogger, and chef, tasting my way across the South to develop recipes that are a twist on the classics and uniquely my own. When a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes calling, I’m shocked to discover I’ve been paired with him, the worst blind date ever—bless his heart, and I’m determined not to let anyone get in my way. So, I buckle my designer heels, tighten my apron, and vow to myself there’s nothing in his playbook that’s going to stop me from tasting success. Zach Wolff I love wine. It is my life. What I hate are critics. I hate everything about their dream-killing souls and elitist attitudes. So, when she shows up in the tasting room of my winery in northern Georgia, the devil in disguise wearing a pair of long legs and beautiful hazel eyes, I know just the plan to make and how to use her to get what I want. What she doesn’t know won’t hurt her, because in the end, I will win. I always do. Two weeks. His wine. Her recipes. A feature article in a special issue of a world-renowned magazine. Pairing wine with food is one thing, but two hearts is another.

From a Soldier's Journal: 1861-64 (Expanded, Annotated) Book by Albert O. Marshall

From a Soldier's Journal: 1861-64 (Expanded, Annotated) Book
  • Author : Albert O. Marshall
  • Publisher : BIG BYTE BOOKS
  • Release Date : 2016-03-23
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN Code:

Summary: In all of the dusty volumes of Civil War memoirs that no one reads anymore, once in a while we come across one such as this. Written by a man with literary aspirations from a regiment of like-minded soldiers, Albert Marshall’s use of the pen produced more eloquence than did that of many of his contemporaries. He left one of the most compelling accounts of the siege of Vicksburg from a private soldier's point of view. He also wrote of service in Texas, which is rare among Civil War memoirs. Eloquent, funny, poignant, and immensely satisfying, Marshall's memoir from his journal is one of the best of the genre. Every memoir of the American Civil War provides us with another view of the catastrophe that changed the country forever. For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers, tablets, and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.

Meditations for People Who (May) Worry Too Much Book by Anne Wilson Schaef

Meditations for People Who (May) Worry Too Much Book
  • Author : Anne Wilson Schaef
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2013-10-09
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 0804151148

Summary: Anne Wilson Schaef's bestselling Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much invited women to do less and live more. In this wise and graceful sequel to that beloved book, which is also a collection of daily meditations, Schaef encourages us to give up the worries that trouble so many of our lives. Schaef helps us to smile at our worries and encourages us to re-examine our discontent and our desperate need to control our lives. She ponders with us the true nature of love, solitude, creativity, friendship, sorrow, intimacy, and all the experiences that go into making a life. Best of all, she inspires us to respect our own particular inner rhythm and intuitive wisdom, to live this moment, now, with trust and joy.

Experimentation in Improvised Jazz Book by Andrys Onsman,Robert Burke

Experimentation in Improvised Jazz Book
  • Author : Andrys Onsman,Robert Burke
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-10-03
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN Code: 0429848951

Summary: Experimentation in Improvised Jazz: Chasing Ideas challenges the notion that in the twenty-first century, jazz can be restrained by a singular, static definition. The worldwide trend for jazz to be marginalized by the mainstream music industry, as well as conservatoriums and schools of music, runs the risk of stifling the innovative and challenging aspects of its creativity. The authors argue that to remain relevant, jazz needs to be dynamic, proactively experimental, and consciously facilitate new ideas to be made accessible to an audience broader than the innovators themselves.?Experimentation in Improvised Jazz explores key elements of experimental jazz music in order to discern ways in which the genre is developing.? The book begins with an overview of where, when and how new ideas in free and improvised jazz have been created and added to the canon, developing the genre beyond its initial roots. It moves on to consider how and why musicians create free and improvised jazz; the decisions they make while playing. What are they responding to? What are they depending on? What are they thinking? The authors analyse and synthesise the creation of free jazz by correlating the latest research to the reflections provided by some of the world’s greatest jazz innovators for this project. Finally, the book examines how we respond to free and improvised jazz: artistically, critically and personally. Free jazz is, the book argues, an environment that develops through experimentation with new ideas.

Trip To America Book by Liana Margiva

Trip To America Book
  • Author : Liana Margiva
  • Publisher : Covenant Books, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2020-08-10
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 650
  • ISBN Code: 1646706536

Summary: "This night, when the sky will be veiled by darkness, which will swallow Earth, I'll come to you-not in person but in a dream when I'm free as a bird. I'll come to see you, to please my heart regardless of the fact that my heart doesn't matter to you anymore, because it loves you like it did when it still believed in your love. This night, when the world slips into peaceful sleep, when the stars come out to replace the sun, I'll come to you to please my eyes, which still yearn to see you. Put your arms around me, kiss me in your dream, and deceive my heart again, as you did before. Kiss my eyes to make them believe you're the one who you pretended to be. The world without you is called loneliness, and loneliness is soul pain, yearning for you. If just once I could visit you in a dream, to awaken your sleeping heart, to rekindle the fire that used to burn in it, I would be lonely no more."

Enticed Book by Jennifer Taylor

Enticed Book
  • Author : Jennifer Taylor
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2011-07-15
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1459269985

Summary: Shadow from the past… How many married couples had the chance to fall in love all over again? Anna might have lost her memory but she remembered her husband—and how much she loved him. Ricco Falcone was not a man who could be easily forgotten! But did she really know him? As she slowly began to piece together her memories she started to realize that there was more to her husband than there seemed….

Hearing Homophony Book by Megan Kaes Long

Hearing Homophony Book
  • Author : Megan Kaes Long
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28
  • Category: Music
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 0190851910

Summary: The question of tonality's origins in music's pitch content has long vexed many scholars of music theory. However, tonality is not ultimately defined by pitch alone, but rather by pitch's interaction with elements like rhythm, meter, phrase structure, and form. Hearing Homophony investigates the elusive early history of tonality by examining a constellation of late-Renaissance popular songs which flourished throughout Western Europe at the turn of the seventeenth century. Megan Kaes Long argues that it is in these songs, rather than in more ambitious secular and sacred works, that the foundations of eighteenth century style are found. Arguing that tonality emerges from features of modal counterpoint - in particular, the rhythmic, phrase structural, and formal processes that govern it - and drawing on the arguments of theorists such as Dahlhaus, Powers, and Barnett, she asserts that modality and tonality are different in kind and not mutually exclusive. Using several hundred homophonic partsongs from Italy, Germany, England, and France, Long addresses a historical question of critical importance to music theory, musicology, and music performance. Hearing Homophony presents not only a new model of tonality's origins, but also a more comprehensive understanding of what tonality is, providing novel insight into the challenging world of seventeenth-century music.

Developing Young Minds Book by Rebecca Ann Shore

Developing Young Minds Book
  • Author : Rebecca Ann Shore
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2015-09-17
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN Code: 1607093545

Summary: Ever wonder what is going on in a baby's brain? Or how you can best nurture a child's natural development? Or why exactly Bach is better than Mozart for babies? This book will explain why. Developing Young Minds is a must-have for new parents or caregivers of young children