Adam P

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OPEN: How we'll work, live and learn in the future by David Price
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Put simply, this is a refreshingly clear, passionately argued, painstakingly researched, important book about the whole thorny issue of educating our children. It's time we readdress the methodology for teaching our children in the modern world and recognise the mechanisms, strategies and benefits of true educational reform. 'Open' can be considered a manifesto and blueprint for much of that change. Yet it remains readable, focused and engaging. This book deserves a wide readership and serious weight behind it's central premise - that we are currently short changing our children, with a system designed for compliance in factories which have long since shut their gates. So I will say this,… Read more
Popular Singing: A Practical Guide to: Pop, Jazz, &hellip by Donna Soto-Morettini
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is a rare find. Not only is this a practical guide that treats contemporary singing with respect and intellligence, it is also an erudite, personal and passionately written book that bristles with a genuine love of music. And that is the thing that separates this book from so much that is written about singing.
Instead of the vocal characteristics of artists being described as technical flaws, the author marvels in them. If Little Richard's musical outrageousness, Karen Capenter's heartbreaking whisper and Stevie Wonder's elastic improvisation skill are things that intrigue you, then this book is for you. The book explores the sound and effect of the voice whilst, crucially,… Read more