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Cover to Cover
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,850. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Cover to Cover - The History of Popular Music by Best Selling Author of Specialist Books and Musician Alastair R Agutter charts his life from 1958 the Rock and Roll years through to the current day, featuring the Musicians and Artists who made an impact on his life and countless other millions over the decades around the world.
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.
Defective Stories: Volume 2
Price: Free! Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Defective Stories has stuck around and we're proud to have this new release. One year has passed and there's been a few changes. We have 4 new writers, a photo piece, and a novel excerpt. The work in this volume is as compelling as the last, so please don't hesitate to preview it. Don't hesitate to download the whole thing. There's no charge for this ebook, and it is absolutely worth your time.
The Beatles! The Inside Story Behind the World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band by Kerry Kensington
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 69,100. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2017 by Library House Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
The true inside story of the rise of The Beatles from the people who knew them best: those who traveled with the group and were there first hand to experience Beatlemania from behind the scenes.
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.
On This Day In Music - The Kidzter Music Almanac
Price: Free! Words: 60,270. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
On This Day In Music - The Kidzter Music Almanac Learn what happened in popular music on every day of the year.
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: 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
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.
Los Nios Kidzter Conocen Motown
Price: Free! Words: 8,910. Language: Spanish. Published: July 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Fiction » Children’s books » Performing Arts / Music
"Un viaje en el tiempo hacia los días de gloria de Motown, donde todo estaba tenso (bien) para un trío de la juventud de hoy ed dia. Qué maravillosa forma de ensenale a los niños el amor hacia la historia de la música." Joel Selvin
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!
All Kinds of Time: The Enduring Spirit of the Creative Music Studio
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 46,500. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
All Kinds of Time is a celebration of the creative spirit of Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso and the expansive Creative Music Studio family, which has enabled CMS to remain vital, forty-three years after its founding.
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.