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Mhdb's publications such as 'Mozart had the Blues' analyze the band, the drums theory & history, as well as urban music, urban culture & development. The texts can be read with the help of any computer, but only for non-commercial & private use. Password via mhdb@mhdb.net
 

  1. Mozart had the Blues, The theory, history & prehistory of 'Mozart has the blues' (Mhdb) - or: an amateur drummer's autobiography. By Wolfgang Billmann, Kassel, Germany, 2015 (updated from time to time, 1st ed. 1997, German, manuscript), German/English. Extract 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 :

    - Introduction and up to The Beatles (until 1961)
       . The origin of Mhdb & the autobiography
       . Mhdb & history of drums
       . Post-war Germany & the origin of rock music
    - The beat, soul and jazz rock era (approx. 1962-70)
       . The Beatles, The Esquires, Berlin-Kreuzberg
       . The Generation or Movement of '68, the Quasimodo Band
       . The early
    rock music, "She Loves You", soul influences
       . The origin of the 8/8, syncopated bassdrum strokes
    - 70s & 80s
       . Rehearsal rooms, styles, politics, bands
       . Pre-Mhdb drums
       . Billy Cobham's "Stratus", reggae, slow 5/4
       . Latent three-part pre-Mhdb drum style
       . Pre-Mhdb measures model
    - From the 90s on
       . Globalization & internet
       . Mhdb bands & songs
       . Performances & internet charts
       . American-European Mhdb roots
       . The Mhdb scene
       . The Mhdb website
    - The Mhdb bands
       . Scheik, other bands
       . The Mhdb Duo
       .
    The Mhdb Trio
       . The Mhdb Session Band & Computer Music Group
    - The Mhdb songs
       . The Mhdb songs & sets
       . Mhdb songs ... details: password via mhdb@mhdb.net
       . SoundClick, YouTube
    - The Mhdb drum style & equipment
       . The Mhdb drum style
       . Mhdb drum style sources
       . Concretizing of the Mhdb measures model & double bass drumming
       .
    Mhdb & Bambulete drumming history
       . Mhdb drums equipment, Mhdb recording & PA equipment
    -
    Metropolises, Jazz & Percussion. Mhdb's global orientation. The urban music, culture & development of the global megacities and historical metropolises. Under construction
       . Introduction
       . Table
       . Maps & plans, satellite images
       . Urban development & history, cultural monuments
       . Living & environment, construction types & technology
       . Trade & traffic, public services & social facilities
       . Music traditions, radio, jazz institutions
       . Clubs & festivals, live music, jazz
       . Drummers & percussion
    - Summary & outlook
       . Pre-Mhdb & Mhdb bands
       . Pre-Mhdb band performances & recordings (1964-1996)
       . Mhdb band performances & recordings (1992-)
    - Bibliography
    - The Mhdb notation key. Abbreviations
    - Index
    - Wolfgang Billmann
     

  2. Metropolises, Jazz & Percussion. Links & annotations. By Wolfgang Billmann, Kassel, Germany, German/English, under construction :

    - Metropolises
       . Paris (Europe)
       . London
       . Moscow
       . New York (America)
       . Los Angeles
       . Mexico City
       . Rio de Janeiro
       . Sao Paulo
       . Buenos Aires
       . Tokyo (Asia)
       . Osaka
       . Seoul
       . Beijing
       . Shanghai
       . Hong Kong
       . Jakarta
       . Delhi
       . Calcutta (Kolkata)
       . Mumbai (Bombay)
       . Karachi
       . Cairo (Africa)
       . Lagos
       . Kinshasa
       . Johannesburg
       . Sydney (Australia-Oceania)
    - Historic Metropolises/Centers
       . Catal Huyuk (Neolithic Period, Pre History, & Konya)
       . Babylon (Mesopotamia, & Al Hillah)
       . Jerusalem (Ancient Near East)
       . Persepolis (Ancient Persia, & Marvdasht)
       . Memphis (Ancient Egypt, & Helwan = Haluan)
       . Thebes (& Luxor)
       . Athens (Ancient Greece)
       . Alexandria (Hellenism)
       . Rome (Roman Empire)
       . Byzantium (Byzantine Empire; Constantinople; Istanbul)
       . Lubeck (Middle Ages)
       . Florence (Modern Times)
       . Venice
       . Baghdad (Islam)
       . Esfahan
       . Timbuktu
       . Xian (Ancient China)
       . Kyoto (Ancient Japan)
       . Harappa (Ancient India, & Sahiwal)
       . Angkor (Ancient Southeast Asia, & Siem Reap)
       . Teotihuacan (Ancient America)
       . Chan Chan (& Trujillo)
    - Bibliography see 'Mozart had the Blues'
    - See also https://www.facebook.com/mozarthatdenblues.mhdb

     

  3. The Mhdb songs, details. Texts, arrangements, melodies, chords, measures, MP3. By Wolfgang Billmann, Kassel, Germany, 2008-17, English, German/English lyrics :

    - Songs of set 1. - MozartHatDenBlues - BumerangTrophue - Moench&NonneBlues - FliegenMeiden - WindbeutelBlues - SchlaegePop - Schuft - Zaehnelos
    - Songs of set 2. - MeinerAnsichtNachBlues - FraeuleinAngst - Fertigteigwalzer - FledermausBlues - ImGrundeHarmlosWaltz - HalaliShuffle - WasserfallBlues -  DanteDreher - ClickSoundBoogie
    - Songs of set 3. - MozartBoogie - KarlMarxShuffle - LillebrorLaendler - OsterhasenBlues - KonfirmationsChacha - ErnaehrungsSamba - WeisswuersteBop - RunkelruebenSalsa - OpaIhmSeinLaden
    - Songs of set 4. - BezweifleEsHupf - MehlhutKHop - BestandteileBossa - DeutscherBauernkriegsBlues - Klopstock&Kumpels - ThomasMuentzerMambo - SeppelSamba - JoetheJump
    - Songs of set 5. - DesVogelsTueckeTango - Papa&MamaJive - SchillerStomp - Stan&OllieTango - PolologieSause - CancanDesMittelalters - AdamRieseRag - GottesgeschoepfePolka
    - The Mhdb chords
    - Mhdb chord types. Mhdb pitches
    - The Mhdb steeldrum
    - Measures, basics
    - Tonic-dominant bases
    - A basic drum set
    - The Mhdb notation key
    - PA
    - Abbreviations
    - Bibliography see 'Mozart had the Blues'
     

  4. Schlagzeugschule. 3., in d. Grundlagen gek. u. geaend. Ausg. By Wolfgang Billmann, Kassel, Germany, 1997 (continuation see Wolfgang Billmann, Mozart had the Blues, 2015, updating from time to time, The Mhdb drum style), German, manuscript, scanned :

    - Grundlagen
       . 4/4, 8/8, 6/8: Begleitung, Wirbel. Schlagzeugsolo. Betonung. Betonung synkopiert
       . 3/4, 5/4, ..., frei: Begleitung, Wirbel. Schlagzeugsolo. Betonung. Betonung synkopiert
    - Wichtige Betonungen, Jazziges, Doppelpedal
       . 4/4
       . 8/8
       . 6/8
       . 3/4
       . 5/4
       . ... Frei
    - Schlagzeugaufbau, -grundriss. Haupttonstufen, Quintenzirkel
    - Schlagzeuggeschichte (Beispiele, MP3)

     

  5. Das Scheik-Lese- und -Spruechebuch. By Wolfgang Billmann, Kassel, Germany, 1995, German, manuscript, scanned :

    - Die Vorrede
    - Was ist los?
    - Die Scheik-Barden
    - Aus der Scheik-Vergangenheit
    - Ab der Scheik-Gegenwart
    - Scheik-Studiosus
    - Scheik-Auftritte (& Sessions)
    - Scheik - Schoene Aussichten

Etc.

 

Mhdb's global orientation, the urban music, culture & development of the global megacities and historical metropolises. - Metropolises *: PA Paris (Europe). LO London. MO Moscow. NY New York (America). LA Los Angeles. MC Mexico City. RJ Rio de Janeiro. SP Sao Paulo. BA Buenos Aires. TO Tokyo (Asia). OS Osaka. SE Seoul. BE Beijing. SH Shanghai. HK Hong Kong. JK Jakarta. DE Delhi. CA Calcutta (Kolkata). MU Mumbai (Bombay). KA Karachi. CR Cairo (Africa). LG Lagos. KI Kinshasa. JO Johannesburg. SY Sydney (Australia-Oceania). - Historic Metropolises/Centers: CH Catal Huyuk (Neolithic Period, Pre History, & Konya). BB Babylon (Mesopotamia, & Al Hillah). JE Jerusalem (Ancient Near East). PE Persepolis (Ancient Persia, & Marvdasht). ME Memphis (Ancient Egypt, & Helwan = Haluan). TH Thebes (& Luxor). AT Athens (Ancient Greece). AL Alexandria (Hellenism). RO Rome (Roman Empire). BY Byzantium (Byzantine Empire; Constantinople, Istanbul). LU Lubeck (Middle Ages). FL Florence (Modern Times). VE Venice. BG Baghdad (Islam). ES Esfahan. TI Timbuktu. XI Xian (Ancient China). KY Kyoto (Ancient Japan). HA Harappa (Ancient India, & Sahiwal). AN Angkor (Ancient Southeast Asia, & Siem Reap). TE Teotihuacan (Ancient America). CC Chan Chan (& Trujillo). - (Wolfgang Billmann, Mozart had the Blues: Metropolises, Jazz & Percussion, under construction) :

Cities have always been the centers of humankind. Wars have always been, and are still waged between cities. For example: War was fought not between Yugoslavia and Germany, but assumingly between Belgrade and Berlin. Jazz has always been a source of inspiration in popular music, one of the global key industries. War has unfortunately also been a constant source of creative inspiration, not only for popular music, but sadly for all key industries.

The Mhdb bands (approx. 1990-) have used their songs ('Mhdb standards') as a starting point for permanent experiments, for example, with very different American-European styles, but above all urban music, culture & development of the global megacities and historical metropolises. The Mhdb texts deal with absurd everyday life in modern German history and, increasingly, global developmental differences between the global megacities and historical metropolises.

The goal of 'Metropolises, Jazz & Percussion' is to get an idea of the drummers and percussionists, clubs and festivals, musical infrastructure, living conditions and everyday life of each studied city and its history. Analysis areas: Maps & plans, satellite images; urban development & history, cultural monuments; living & environment, construction types & technology; trade & traffic, public services & social facilities; music traditions, radio, jazz institutions; clubs & festivals, live music, jazz; drummers & percussion.

   

   An amazing 5/4 rock song by an amazing,
   but unknown rock band at the X Bar in
   Siem Reap (near Angkor, Cambodia) in 2014.
   Embedded video, March 8, 2017

Especially, there is the question of relationships between drum, percussion & music styles and urban architecture. - For example, New York City: Nyc-architecture, ... Seagram Building (1958-, New York City); Miessociety, ... Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969). ... Glass, chrome, leather & modern jazz ? Without flourishes. Light. Functionally. ... Modern jazz (approx. 1940-60, very abstract & scintillating jazz, regular beats, strongly syncopated phrasing, mutual comments on the improvisations, important to the origin of the Mhdb chords & changes: bebop, Afro Cuban jazz, hard bop & soul jazz, cool jazz, West Coast jazz, modal jazz, bossa nova, Latin jazz, third stream & progressive jazz). ...



Embedded video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKJYXujJ7sU, June 17, 2016

 

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