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Ace, Johnny

James M. Salem.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Blues; Jazz. 1266 words.

Ace, Johnny (09 June 1929–25 December 1954), musician, songwriter, and rhythm and blues star, was born John Marshall Alexander, Jr., in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of John Marshall...

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Acoustemologies of the Closet

William Cheng.

in The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality

February 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Music and Media; Applied Music. 5758 words.

Many online video games nowadays feature voice-chat capabilities that enable players to speak with one another through microphones connected to computers and gaming consoles. Players who...

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Acoustic Scenography and Interactive Audio

Jan Paul Herzer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Interactive Audio

May 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Applied Music. 5012 words.

The chapter discusses the use of interactive audio concepts and sound installations in built environments such as museums, exhibitions, trade fairs, and points of sale. It collects...

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The Acoustics of Different Genres of Singing

Johan Sundberg.

in The Oxford Handbook of Singing

P ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Music. 7896 words.

This chapter reviews several studies of singing in different styles. The studies reveal that the differences concern all the main dimensions of phonation: F0, loudness, phonation type, and...

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Acuff, Roy

Charles K. Wolfe.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Country and Western Music; Composition. 1429 words.

Acuff, Roy (15 September 1903–23 November 1992), country music singer and composer, was born Roy Claxton Acuff in Maynardsville, Tennessee, just a few miles north of Knoxville in a spur of...

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Adams, Pepper

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Woodwinds; Blues; Jazz. 1834 words.

Adams, Pepper (08 October 1930–10 September 1986), jazz baritone saxophonist, was born Park Adams III in Highland Park, Michigan, the son of Park Adams, Jr., a manager of a furniture store,...

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Adaptive Strategies for Small-Handed Pianists

Lora Deahl and Brenda Wristen.

December 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Applied Music. 320 pages.

Adaptive Strategies for Small-Handed Pianists brings together information from ergonomics, physics, biomechanics, anatomy, medicine, and piano pedagogy to focus on the subject...

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Adderley, Cannonball

Frank Tirro.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Woodwinds; Blues; Jazz. 1331 words.

Adderley, Cannonball (15 September 1928–08 August 1975), jazz saxophonist, was born Julian Edwin Adderley in Tampa, Florida, the son of Julian Carlyle Adderley, a high school guidance...

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Addinsell, Richard Stewart (1904–1977), composer and pianist

Andrew Lamb.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Keyboard. 829 words.

Addinsell, Richard Stewart (1904–1977), composer and pianist, was born at 31 Woburn Square, London, on 13 January 1904, the younger of the two sons of William Arthur Addinsell, chartered...

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Addison, John (c. 1766–1844), double bass player and composer

W. B. Squire.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Strings; Composition. 457 words.

Addison, John (c. 1766–1844), double bass player and composer, was born in London, the son of a village mechanic. As a child he showed considerable musical ability, learning to play a...

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