Completely revised and enlarged edition! 'Jazz Bass Compendium' is one of the most comprehensive method books. 208 pages filled with information and aspects on jazz bass playing. The right hand: position, effect on sound and timing, exercises, three finger technique, drops The left hand: position, shifting positions, intonation, pizzicato technique, vibrato. Coordinating both hands Bass lines: rhythm, pulse, timing, walking bass, two-beat feel, arpeggios, diatonic passing notes, leading notes, chromatic lines, scales and tetrachords, pentatonic scales, bass lines over II V progressions, harmonic clichés, pedal point, rhythmic embellishments, bass lines on standard chord progressions, straight 8ths bass lines, Latin bass lines. The elements of sound Various improvisation concepts Arpeggios Studies and etudes on the chord changes to Sunny, Footprints, I Hear A Rhapsody, Solar, Confirmation. Upper structure voicings. Phrasing and articulation. Scales and scales studies, chord-scales, 'breaking up' scales. Practice concepts, different learning fields. 4 bass duets and one solo, including Georgia On My Mind, Blues 4U and More Bass Hit. Sigi Busch is one of the most respected European jazz bassists/educators. He heads the jazz departement at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, Germany. Instrumentation: bass
Thermonuclear burning in the matter accumulated on the surface of an accreting neutron star is unstable under certain conditions, which leads to powerful explosions also called Type I X-ray bursts. This book covers the theory of spectral formation in the atmospheres of neutron stars during these violent events as well as its application to observational data on X-ray bursts. The main goal of the presented study is a proper measurement of the fundamental properties for neutron stars. We take both analytical and numerical approaches to the problem of radiative transfer in X-ray illuminated atmospheres which account for all crucial physical factors such as Comptonization, free-free absorption and emission. We apply our models to the data collected with NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer mission in order to constrain neutron star masses and radii for five X-ray burster 4U 1728-34, 4U 1820-30, Cygnus X-2, EXO 0748-676 and GS 1826-24. The developed neutron star mass-radius measurement method has a great potential for application to new and archival X-ray data. It can provide scientists with a vital information on various aspects of physics of compact objects.