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Why Bach?: An Audio-Visual Appreciation by Daniel Brown
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,890. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Classical, Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
Why is Bach widely considered the greatest composer? This audio-visual ebook is one critic's answer. It survey's Bach's work and includes a close look at one of his greatest moments. The book is accessible to the general reader--it features highlighted scores that play as a cursor follows along--but its insights will interest the expert as well: a window into genius for music-lovers of all levels.
Prince and Little Weird Black Boy Gods by Scott Woods
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 34,810. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2017 by Brick Cave Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Essay » Sociology
This collection of essays, what-ifs and tidbits contains everything writer and critic Scott Woods has publicly written and published about Prince, as well as a stack of new material written specifically for this edition.
El sabor posible by Sergio Pollastri
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 69,510. Language: Spanish. Published: May 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
París, la chanson française, la política, la sexualidad y una intriga literaria constituyen los elementos de esta novela que, capítulo tras capítulo, cobra la velocidad y el vértigo de las novelas policiales.
The College of Songology 101: The Singer/Songwriter's 'Need To Know' Reference Handbook by Preshias Harris
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 35,570. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
The College of Songology 101 focuses on the basic elements that are essential to take your music from a hobby to a career. This book avoids the ‘insider’ jargon, using ‘everyday’ language to show you how to use these basic elements to protect the songs you create, make money from your music and move confidently through the music industry.
The Greatest Rock Musicians Based On Their Sales Volume (Includes Brief Biographies And Statistics) by Thomas J. Strang
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,920. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Nonfiction » Music » Music business
This ebook consists of the top selling musicians or recording artists in terms of global sales volume. Numbering nearly 100, they are: The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Queen, The Rolling Stones and Taylor Swift. Due to space limitations we can only list part of them (see Long Description for full list).
Io Tu Noi Lucio - Le canzoni non comuni per i giorni comuni di Lucio Battisti by Massimo Del Papa
Price: $8.79 USD. Words: 30,460. Language: Italian. Published: July 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Essay » Sociology
Niente come i dischi di Lucio Battisti ha saputo raccontare agli italiani chi erano, chi non erano più, chi sognavano di essere. Dal 1966 al 1994, una piccola storia d'Italia (e non solo) intrecciata con una manciata di album-capolavori. Ma l'eredità di Battisti non si spegne, e questo libro, aggiornato al 2016, è anche un viatico alla scoperta di un autore immortale.
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.
Wanda Landowska - Manuel de Falla : Correspondance (1922-1931) by Loes Dommering-van Rongen
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 40,260. Language: French. Published: February 26, 2016 by Liesbeth Heenk. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Nonfiction » Music » Classical
Cette correspondance, entretenue entre le compositeur espagnol Manuel de Falla et la claveciniste franco-polonaise Wanda Landowska, suit les traces d’une amitié dont on sait qu’à un moment donné, elle s’est refroidie. Mais elle a été profonde : « trop précieuse et trop élevée pour qu’on l’expose au moindre doute » écrivait Landowska en 1927.
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.
For Mother's Sake by Jimmy Carl Black
Price: $3.45 $2.59 USD. (25% off until Jan. 28, 2020!) Words: 117,120. Language: American English. Published: August 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
The true-life account of Jimmy Carl Black, the “Indian of the Group” who, together with Frank Zappa, Roy Estrada and Ray Collins, formed the original and outrageous 1960's Los Angeles rock band: “The Mothers of Invention”, one of the 20th century’s most influential bands. Jimmy recalls these times with a clarity that is remarkable, considering the backdrop – free love, drugs and “freakiness”.
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 & 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.
Elogio del demonio by Eusebio Ruvalcaba
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 29,570. Language: Spanish. Published: February 12, 2014 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Nonfiction » Music » Music reference
En esta obra, el autor nos lleva por un laberinto simultáneamente ajeno y perteneciente a todo ser humano: el arte a través de la música. Logramos ser testigos fieles de hechos cotidianos de grandes creadores de la historia humana, entrando con sigilo y admiración en espacios de su intimidad. Este libro nos da esperanza, porque cuando la música es sublime, infunde de vida a quien la escucha.
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.
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: Free! 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. 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.