This important second edition of The Ultimate Church Sound Operator's Handbook is written to specifically address the concerns and needs of the sound person who serves ministries and churches. The modern church uses many of the same presentation tools that have become common in television, movies, and concerts, placing a unique set of technical expectations on its eager, willing, and primarily volunteer force. This updated handbook blends the relational and technical aspects of church sound in a straightforward and easy-to-understand manner, providing a leg-up to volunteer and staff church sound operators. The Ultimate Church Sound Operator's Handbook will help church sound operators gain the knowledge they need to faithfully serve their church membership, leaders, and musicians.
You'll begin with a little history of the synthesizers and the basics of how use them. Learn the functions of oscillators, filters, amplifiers, LFOs and envelopes. Next, you'll apply your knowledge to the Subtractor, Malstrom, and Thor. Then, you'll explo
James Thurber, Joe Manchester. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: A New Musical Based on the Classic StoryPublisher:
Musical comedy Based on the story by James Thurber Characters: 5 male, 6 female, and as many extras as desired. Scenery: Various simple sets (or one basic set). On his fortieth birthday Walter Mitty reflects on his drab, ordinary life. Defeated in his quest for wealth and glory by family responsibilities, a mortgage, and a routine job, he creates elaborate fantasies in which he is the hero. His secret world is so enticing that he often loses sight of the boundary between dream and reality and comically slips into his imagination. An attractive would be chanteuse aptly named Willa de Wisp encourages Walter to leave his wife, shed the burdens of suburban living and really live the secret life. Unfortunately it is as unattainable as it is appealing. At the end of the play Walter discovers that he is happily committed to the real world. "A thoroughly pleasant musical evening."-- Time.
Book Description A stunning tribute hardcover gift book and full-color companion to the film?the never-before-told life story of American music legend Ray Charles?directed by Taylor Hackford, starring Jamie Foxx. Born in a poor town in Georgia, Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven shortly after witnessing his younger brother's accidental death. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own way in the world, Charles found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. The soulful singer exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered an inimitable style incorporating gospel, rhythm and blues, country, orchestral, and jazz influences. As he revolutionized the way people appreciated music, he simultaneously fought segregation in the very clubs that launched him and championed artists' rights within the corporate music business. Ray provides an unflinching portrait of Charles' musical genius as he overcomes personal demons while...
Book DescriptionGrowing up in the rural town of Alexandria, Indiana, Bill Gaither dreamed of becoming a gospel singer. He set out to do just that during his college years and after much frustration, ended up teaching high school English. It was hardly the life he had hoped for. From this humble beginning, he would go on to write more than 600 songs, record 40 albums, and win three Grammys. In IT'S MORE THAN THE MUSIC, he recalls the remarkable journey of his life. From the Gaither Trio to The Gaither Vocal Band, from performing in small churches to playing sold out arenas, Gaither reveals the triumphs and tragedies along the way. Readers will witness how God has blessed him as a songwriter, performer, entrepreneur and ultimately gospel music's elder statesman. His story will inspire and uplift as many people as his songs have touched lives.