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Number One with an Axe! A Look at the Guitar’s Role in America’s #1 Hits, Volume 4, 1970-74
Series: Number One with an AXE!. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,050. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
What role has the guitar played in America’s #1 hit songs? Guitar gadfly/pop historian Michael Rays is back with volume four of his ebook series, “Number One with an AXE!” This book covers all 122 #1 hits from 1970-74. It's a golden era for guitars: singer-songwriters, multi-track guitars and wah-wah pedals are everywhere! "Number One with an AXE!" is a wildly fun slice of music history.
Number One with an Axe! A Look at the Guitar’s Role in America’s #1 Hits, Volume 3, 1965-69
Series: Number One with an AXE!. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,580. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
What role has the guitar played in America’s #1 hit songs? Guitar gadfly/pop historian Michael Rays continues to explore and answer this question in the third volume of his ebook series, “Number One with an AXE!” This book covers all 103 #1 hits of the years 1965-1969. Beatles, Stones, Byrds, Doors: they're all here in this wildly fun slice of music history! A MUST for guitar lovers!
The Enduring Ancient Egyptian Musical System -- Theory and Practice
You set the price! Words: 47,070. 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
Claude Ranger: Canadian Jazz Legend
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,440. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Claude Ranger: Canadian Jazz Legend presents a sympathetic portrait of this remarkable musician and offers a perceptive overview of the Canadian jazz scene during the 35 years in which, by turns, his career flourished, faltered and flourished again.
SMIP: Sublime Moments In Pop
Price: Free! Words: 14,710. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Pop Vocal, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
New York, London, Paris, Munich. Everybody talk about pop music! An exploration of the slightest and most fleeting of moments - a chord change, a vocal ad lib, a guitar lick, a bass line - that make your pulse race a little bit harder—those pop music moments that makes you go, ‘Hmm...’ Shooby dooby doo wop...
The Best Songs Of 1920
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 910. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2016 by Skylar Shadows. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Discography & Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Ratings and reviews for the best songs of the year 1920.
Number One with an Axe! A Look at the Guitar’s Role in America’s #1 Hits, Volume 2, 1960-64
Series: Number One with an AXE!. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,110. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Guitar-wise, what happened between Buddy Holly and the Beatles? Michael Rays continues his look at the guitar's role in America's #1 hit songs, this time looking at all the top hits from January 1960 through December 1964. He ranks each #1 hit on four guitar-centric criteria: riffage, rhythm, fills and solos. Each song has a video link so you can watch, listen and enjoy.
The Sonorous World Of Dante's Commedia
Price: Free! Words: 27,650. Language: British English. Published: September 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Medieval
This work investigates exhaustively the musical references in Dante's Commedia. It is a critical survey of their literal and symbolical significance within Dante's narrative. This investigation of the sonorous references in the Commedia has taken into account a historical-musical perspective, as is applied by musicians and musicologists specialized in Early Music.
Underground Rock Music Scene
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,130. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Underground Rock Music Scene, by Gregory Stomberg, history, reviews, lyrics, 1970 - 2000, more
Number One with an Axe! A Look at the Guitar’s Role in America’s #1 Hits
Series: Number One with an AXE!. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Guitar gadfly Michael Rays takes you on a guitar-oriented tour through the history of Billboard's American number one hits, starting in 1955 with "Rock Around the Clock" and proceeding through Frankie Avalon's "Why"--the final #1 song of 1959. Rays rates each song on four guitar-centric criteria: Riffage, Rhythm Playing, Fills and Solos. He also writes brief commentaries on each song. Lots of fun!
California Dreaming: The LA Music Scene and the 60s
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,260. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2015 by hmatthies. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
In this book, Andrew Hickey takes a look at the LA pop music scene of the 60s through the lens of its greatest records, looking at the interconnections between seemingly disparate bands and performers. Discover the song Davy Jones of the Monkees wrote about Captain Beefheart, or the member of the Mothers of Invention who named Buffalo Springfield and wrote songs for the Beach Boys.
51 Questions for the Diehard Music Fan: The Beach Boys
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2015 by Black Mesa Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
From the author of music trivia titles such as The Beatles IQ and Rock & Roll IQ comes a new challenge for fans of The Beach Boys. Celebrate this legendary band with the ultimate trivia test—51 Questions for the Diehard Music Fan: The Beach Boys.
51 Questions for the Diehard Music Fan: John Denver
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2015 by Black Mesa Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
From the author of music trivia titles such as The Beatles IQ and Rock & Roll IQ comes an entertaining challenge for John Denver fans. Celebrate this legendary singer with the ultimate trivia test—51 Questions for the Diehard Music Fan: John Denver.
Why Music Matters: Essays on the State of Popular Music Today
Price: Free! Words: 16,140. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
From his love of the Cure to his hatred of Auto-Tune, author Peter Lee of Hooks and Harmony writes about music in a way that's engaging, funny and poignant.
50 Songs From The 70s & 80s That Still Hold Up
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,320. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
These 50 classic rock and pop songs are some of the greatest ever and still sound good against today's popular music. Do you agree?
Big Ban Theory: Elementary Essence Applied to Antimony and How a White Wedding at the Hunger Games Had a Mocking Jay Nixon and Silent Bob Strike Back at Magical ME 23rd, Volume 51
Series: Big Ban Theory, Book 47. Price: Free! Words: 66,400. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Supernatural, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Volume 51 is a continuation of Volume 50. It covers news for 8/14 of 2014 to 8/16 of 2014. It does a Psychic Examination of the incident in Ferguson, Missouri using Psychic Forensic Analysis of the data. It also covers the theme of Madonna and the news articles pertaining to God that surfaced. There's also references to Harry Potter and the movie "Crazy, Stupid, Love."
Aaliyah: A Biography
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,360. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
She was a dancer, a model, an actress, and, of course a singer--she did everything. In her short life, she sold millions of records and inspired thousands of lives. This book looks at the short life of Aaliyah--from her early childhood and her rise to stardom on the television show Star Search to her movie appearances and final album.
Gordon's Blues Guides, Volume One: Delta Blues
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Blues, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
A quick and easy guide to the Delta blues style and artists with recommended albums.
The Beatles Are the Greatest Rock Band of All Time and I Can Prove It
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 84,280. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Who is the greatest band in rock history? This book argues that it's the Beatles. Don't think so? Well, read and find out. This is as thorough an examination of the Beatles music in context as you will find. If you are skeptical of the Beatles greatness, read this book and you will be skeptical no longer: this is an iron clad argument about the most seminal of rock bands.
The Beach Boys On CD Volume 2: 1970 - 1984
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.

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