Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge


  • Author: Rod L. Evans, Ph.D.
  • Release Date : 2007-06-21
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • File Size: 1129029 Bytes


When is a "tulip"* not a flower? When it's one of hundreds of mnemonic devices in this comprehensive sourcebook. From remembering the notes on a scale (Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge) to correctly performing geometric equations (Soh-Cah-Toa) to using "HOMES" for conjuring up the Great Lakes (Huron Ontario Michigan Erie Superior), mnemonic devices have helped countless students, teachers, and trivia buffs recall key information in a snap-using anagrams, clever rhymes, and word games. In this comprehensive guide, readers will find a wide spectrum of ingeniously simple mnemonic devices for recalling facts about: - Science - Math - Geography - Religion - Literature - Music - Social Studies - Law - Aviation - Zodiac - Spelling - Mythology - World Histor...

Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge


  • Author : Rod L. Evans
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0399533516


Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge Book Description :

Introduces hundreds of key mnemonic devices designed to help readers recall important facts about science, spelling, history, music, literature, sports, and religion....

Music Theory For Dummies
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Music Theory For Dummies


  • Author : Michael Pilhofer
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-02-25
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118054444


Music Theory For Dummies Book Description :

Many people grimace at the sound of music theory. It can conjure up bad memories of grade school music classes, rattle the brains of college students, and make self-taught musicians feel self-defeated. Music Theory may seem tedious and unnecessary, especially since not many people can read music. Luckily, Music Theory for Dummies shows you the fun and easy way to understanding the concepts needed to compose, deconstruct, and comprehend music. This helpful guide will give you a great grasp of: Note value and counting notes Treble and bass clefs Time signatures and measures Naturalizing the rhythm Tempo and dynamic Tone, color, and harmonics Half steps and whole steps Harmonic and melodic intervals Key signatures and circles of fifths Scales, chords, a...

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die


  • Author : Robert Dimery
  • Publisher : Cassell Illustrated
  • Release Date : 2018-10-04
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1788400801


1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die Book Description :

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die is the ultimate critical guide to history's greatest music. You'll find a mouthwatering choice of listening here: from Miles Davis's jazz landmark Kind of Blue (1959) to David Bowie's tragic final release Blackstar (2016), alongside groundbreaking releases by contemporary artists. Explore musical history from the symphonic pop of The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds to the gargantuan grunge of Nirvana's Nevermind. As well as the acknowledged milestones without which no collection is complete, you'll discover many unexpected treats, such as Einsturzende Neubauten's power tool-enhanced soundscapes and Aphex Twin's sonic troublemaking. 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die pays homage to the forces that have shaped rock...

Tyrannosaurus Lex
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Tyrannosaurus Lex


  • Author : Rod L. Evans Ph.D.
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-06-05
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101588635


Tyrannosaurus Lex Book Description :

Welcome to the Weird and Wonderful World of Words! Tyrannosaurus Lex is your guide to the intriguing world of logology—the pursuit of word puzzles or puzzling words—featuring: •A wealth of witty anagrams, palindromes, and puns •Clever paraprosdokians: sentences with surprising endings (“I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn’t it.”—Groucho Marx) •Fascinating oronyms: a pair of phrases that differ in meaning and spelling, yet share a similar pronunciation (“The stuffy nose can lead to problems” versus “The stuff he knows can lead to problems.”) •Peculiar oxymora: words or phrases that are self-contradictory (Jumbo shrimp! Guest host! Gold silverware!) So sit back and get ready to learn about everything from...

Sorry  Wrong Answer
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Sorry Wrong Answer


  • Author : Rod L. Evans
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399535864


Sorry Wrong Answer Book Description :

Dispels the commonly-held assumptions to deceptive questions and explains the real origin of German chocolate, what is the actual color of the black box on an airplane, and for whom the Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named. Original....

Playing  Less  Hurt

Playing Less Hurt


  • Author : Janet Horvath
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476855738


Playing Less Hurt Book Description :

(Book). Making music at any level is a powerful gift. While musicians have endless resources for learning the basics of their instruments and the theory of music, few books have explored the other subtleties and complexities that musicians face in their quest to play with ease and skill. The demands of solitary practice, hectic rehearsal schedules, challenging repertoire, performance pressures, awkward postures, and other physical strains have left a trail of injured, hearing-impaired, and frustrated musicians who have had few resources to guide them. Playing Less Hurt addresses this need with specific tools to avoid and alleviate injury. Impressively researched, the book is invaluable not only to musicians, but also to the coaches and medical profes...

Thingamajigs and Whatchamacallits
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

Thingamajigs and Whatchamacallits


  • Author : Rod L. Evans Ph.D.
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-06-07
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101515921


Thingamajigs and Whatchamacallits Book Description :

Have you been guilty of catachresis* at work? Have you defenestrated* your dictionary in frustration? Do you have phloem bundles* stuck in your diastema*? Scratching your occiput* now? Rod L. Evans's Thingamajigs and Whatchamacallits will help take the mystery out of some of our most obscure words. Containing hundreds of words from agitron (the phenomenon of wiggly lines in comic strips indicating that something is shaking) to zarf (the holder for a paper cone coffee cup), this lively reference will enable you to easily locate your thingamajig or whatchamacallit, be it animal, vegetable, mineral, or punctuation mark. Leave no linguistic oddity unexamined-your brain will thank you. *catachresis: strained, paradoxical, or incorrect use of a word; *defe...

Mnemonics for Study  Italian edition

Mnemonics for Study Italian edition


  • Author : Fiona McPherson
  • Publisher : Wayz Press
  • Release Date :
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781927166352


Mnemonics for Study Italian edition Book Description :

This version of Mnemonics for Study has an extensive English-Italian glossary (750 words) to assist Italian readers. The relevant glossary is provided after each section, and these section glossaries are all included in the Table of Contents for easy reference. A complete glossary in alphabetical order is also included at the end of the book. A successful student uses effective strategies Being a successful student is far more about being a smart user of effective strategies than about being 'smart'. In fact it is possible to predict how well a student will do simply on the basis of their use of study strategies. Mnemonics is one class of study strategy that is of proven effectiveness, but (like only too many effective strategies!) is used far too li...

Harmonica For Dummies

Harmonica For Dummies


  • Author : Winslow Yerxa
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-08-11
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119700784


Harmonica For Dummies Book Description :

Wail on your harmonica! The harmonica is one of the most popular and versatile instruments in the world. There are several reasons harmonicas are awesome—you can play them anywhere, they’re inexpensive, and you can show off in dozens of musical styles. The friendly and pleasingly tuneful Harmonica For Dummies is the fastest and best way to learn for yourself! You’ll find an easy-to-follow format that takes you from the basics to specialized techniques, with accompanying audio and video content included to make learning even more simple and fun. Before you know it, you’ll be playing jazz in your living room and the blues on your way to work or school—and that’s just the prelude to mastering classical riffs. That’s right, the humble harmo...

Taking Punk to the Masses

Taking Punk to the Masses


  • Author : Jacob McMurray
  • Publisher : Fantagraphics Books
  • Release Date : 2011-05-23
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781606994337


Taking Punk to the Masses Book Description :

Taking Punk to the Masses: From Nowhere to Nevermind visually documents the explosion of Grunge, the Seattle Sound, within the context of the underground punk subculture that was developing throughout the u.S. in the late 1970s and 1980s. The book serves as a companion and contextual backdrop to the Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses exhibition, which opens at Seattle’s Experience Music Project in 2011. This decade-and-a-half musical journey will be represented entirely through the lens of EMP’s oral history and permanent object collection, an invaluable and rich cultural archive of over 800 interviews and 140,000 objects ― instruments, costumes, posters, records and other ephemera dedicated to the pursuit of rock ’n’ roll. Taking Punk to t...