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Karol Szymanowski: Correspondence, Volume 1: 1902–1919 by Alistair Wightman
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 184,640. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
This first volume of Karol Szymanowski's correspondence, edited and translated by Alistair Wightman, is now accessible in English for the first time. Spanning 1902–1919, the letters begin with the composer’s student years, leading to his experiences of the First World War and the Bolshevik Revolution, and culminate with his desperate attempts to find a way to the newly independent Poland.
Lame Brain: My Journey Back to Real Life by Rick Roberts
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 86,060. Language: American English. Published: November 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain)
A multi-platinum rock star’s life meets an unexpected detour when a bump on the head reveals itself to be a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Told with honesty and humor, Lame Brain is Rick Roberts’ story of his entangled afflictions of TBI and Alcoholism. For Rick Roberts, this meant losing his ability to walk, losing many of his guitar skills, and facing difficult decisions.
You Guys are Good - for Girls! One Woman's Musical Breakthrough in a Male-Dominated World by Donna R. Gataletto
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,290. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015 by Gegensatz Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
The autobiography of the leader of several all-woman electric bands in the 1960s and 1970s.
Outside Music, Inside Voices: Dialogues on Improvisation and the Spirit of Creative Music by Garrison Fewell
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 113,940. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
Outside Music, Inside Voices is an exploration of the outer realm of music and the inner voices of creative musicians. Guitarist-composer Garrison Fewell’s book shares musician-to-musician dialogues centered around the ways in which spiritual values inform the lives and art of improvisers.
The Beach Boys On CD Volume 2: 1970 - 1984 by Andrew Hickey
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 51,020. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013 by hmatthies. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
Between 1970 and 1984 the Beach Boys, both solo and together, made some of the best albums ever recorded - and some not so good. In this book, Andrew Hickey takes a personal look at this music track by track, analysing every song that Brian, Carl, Dennis, Mike, Al, Bruce, Blondie and Ricky recorded and released during that time period.
In the Shadow - Vol 2, The FraKctured Zone Diaries (2006 - 2012) by Andrew Keeling
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,750. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
How do composers compose? And why? Andrew Keeling's diaries at The FraKctured Zone offer insight into the secret mechanics that power the creative process by disclosing the intellectual concerns, emotional impulses and habitual actions that constitute the daily grind of a composer-musician in the 21st Century and reveal how the harmonies, counterpoint and rhythms of life fuel the creative act.
Preservation: The Kinks' Music 1964-1974 by Andrew Hickey
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 52,490. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012 by hmatthies. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
In the first ten years of their career, the Kinks underwent a creative explosion that was almost unparalleled in popular music. In this book, Andrew Hickey analyses every studio recording by the Kinks from their first album in 1964 through to the epic triple concept album Preservation a decade later, in a book that is full of forthright and sometimes controversial opinion.
World of Wonders by James Heald
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 70,190. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
"World of Wonders: The Lyrics and Music of Bruce Cockburn" is an appreciation of the lyrics and music of the iconic Canadian Singer-Songwriter-Guitarist Bruce Cockburn. This book is the first comprehensive look at the works of Bruce Cockburn from the 1960's to the Present.
The Olympic Record by Leo LaBranche
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,260. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Constitutional law, Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
All Persons are created Equal unless you used the word Olympic and that’s where Equality ended. One man’s solitary battle against an international conspiracy plotting to deny all Americans the 'Right and Privilege' to use the word Olympic any time, place, for any reason under pain of destruction and financial ruin. In 1978 Congress did a good deed and as usual "no good deed went unpunished."
The Beatles In Mono by Andrew Hickey
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,120. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011 by hmatthies. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
In The Beatles In Mono, Andrew Hickey examines, track by track, the Beatles' work as it was originally created, in mono. Going through the 2009 The Beatles In Mono box set, he looks at the band's influences, their musical techniques, and the progression of their career from Love Me Do through to Get Back.