Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism

Musical Truth 2
Price: $13.99 USD. Words: 121,780. Language: British English. Published: February 28, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Music business
In his groundbreaking book ‘Musical Truth,’ DJ-turned author/ researcher Mark Devlin showed how the true nature of the corporate music industry tells a very different story to what’s conveyed on its glossy, glamorous surface.
The Beatles In Mono
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.
Accordion Revolution: A People’s History of the Accordion in North America from the Industrial Revolution to Rock and Roll
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 124,490. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Ethnomusicology
With an eye for colorful characters and a sharp sense of humor, accordion historian Bruce Triggs uncovers the hidden back-story of the squeezebox in everyone’s closet. Accordion Revolution is about more than an instrument: it’s a living, breathing restoration of the squeezebox to its rightful place at the roots of North America’s popular music.
Caruso's Mustache Off - and Other Writings about Music and Musicians
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 116,520. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011 by Mondial. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Van Vechten wrote lively and often audacious essays on musical subjects. He was first to offer serious assessments of the music of Stravinsky, Erik Satie, Gershwin, and the operas of Richard Stauss. He wrote the earliest study in America of the music of Spain. He was first to advocate musical scores for movies. He contended that ragtime and jazz were the only uniquely American music.
An Idolatrous Revolution: The Movies of Elvis Presley and The Politics of Rock & Roll
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 93,150. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2020 by Tellwell. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Far from the least deployed weapons in America's fighting the Cold War were Hollywood movies, Elvis Presley and rock & roll. The paradox of socially sanctioned rebellion was especially evident in the Hollywood propaganda for the new music and its king. Stereotypes of a stoic international communist revolution were readily undermined by the hedonistic cultural agenda of the western world.
Number One with an Axe! A Look at the Guitar’s Role in America’s #1 Hits, Volume 6, 1980-84
Series: Number One with an AXE!. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,100. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Brian May, David Gilmour, Prince, Neil Giraldo, Trevor Rabin, Steve Lukather: the early 80s boasted some massive guitar firepower on its #1 hits! Join Michael Rays as he rates the guitar work on each of the 82 Billboard #1 hits from 1980-84. One song comes dangerously close to a perfect Guitar Score of 40!
The Enduring Ancient Egyptian Musical System -- Theory and Practice
You set the price! Words: 46,910. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Explains the cosmic roots of Egyptian musical and vocal rhythmic forms. Learn the fundamentals (theory and practice) of music in the typical Egyptian way: simple, coherent, and comprehensive;discussions and details of an inventory of Ancient Egyptian musical instruments explaining their ranges and playing techniques; also discusses Egyptian rhythmic dancing,etc
Nelson Riddle: The Man Behind the Music
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,460. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
In Nelson Riddle: The Man Behind the Music, bestselling Morrell discusses the career of a musical genius, who changed popular music and proved that a great arranger is as important as a great song and a great singer. This groundbreaking study describes Riddle’s famous collaborations with Nat “King” Cole, Rosemary Clooney, and Frank Sinatra, whose career Riddle helped to resurrect.