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Music Theory for Guitarists, the Complete Method Book
A complete easy-to-understand music theory method for guitarists to take your music theory knowledge from beginner through to pro level!
In Search of the La's - A Secret Liverpool
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 75,490. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2022 by MW Macefield. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
With their timeless single 'There She Goes, Lee Mavers' La's overtook the Stone Roses as the great hopes for British guitar rock and paved the way for Britpop. However, whilst 'There She Goes' continues to be one of the most revered pop singles, The La's disappeared and remained silent. Captivated by the bands few recordings, the author sets out to discover the truth behind the myth of The La's...
Pledging My Time: Conversations with Bob Dylan Band Members
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 153,200. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2023 by EWP Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » General
Collecting over 40 original, in-depth interviews, Pledging My Time: Conversations with Bob Dylan Band Members is the first look at Bob Dylan's career entirely from the perspective of the musicians standing a few feet away from him on stage, from 1960s through the 21st century.
No Bull Music Theory for Guitarists
Unlock essential guitar theory to boost your ability and confidence as a guitarist with this first book in the Music Theory for Guitarists series. Easy language. Music reading not required! (includes downloadable audio). Inside the 12 chapters of this guitar theory book you'll learn about intervals, triads, major and minor keys, chord sequences - and understand how to apply them to your playing...
Total F*cking Godhead: The Biography of Chris Cornell
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 132,390. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2020 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
The first comprehensive biography of iconic singer-songwriter Chris Cornell.
A Walk on the Wild Side
Price: $39.00 USD. Words: 376,780. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2023 by Ivory Classics Foundation. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Classical, Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Piano & Keyboard, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Techniques
The virtuoso concert pianist Earl Wild knew almost every important person in the 20th Century and wrote about his experiences meeting them and the music he performed all his life. Mr. Wild passed in 2010 at the age of 94. This is an excellent read for anyone - you don't have to be a musician to enjoy these memoirs.
Guitar Chord Master 1: Master Basic Chords & Strum Patterns
Master the skills you need to strum your favorite songs. When we first begin playing guitar, most of us start out fussing around with chord charts and chord books. But chord charts don't show you how to make music. And most chord books are only reference guides. Other methods either teach too many chords at once or don't teach them systematically, leaving us scratching our heads as we try to...
The Caged System for Guitar
Massively improve your knowledge and understanding of the guitar fretboard and guitar theory with this step-by-step method for using the CAGED system. Armed with everything in this book, you can learn and master the essential guitar scales all over the guitar neck, organize your fretboard for greater understanding and faster progress, use the exercises shown to practice smarter and more...
Adventures in Arranging
Price: $22.50 USD. Words: 51,090. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Techniques, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Composition
Composer/Arranger Dr. Richard Niles credits include Paul McCartney to Pat Metheny, James Brown to Randy Brecker, Tina Turner to Michael McDonald, Ray Charles to the Pet Shop Boys. Beyond a host of arranging techniques and analysis, Niles gives inspiring real-word advice and insider tips from 45 years on the ‘killing floor’ of the recording studio. "Richard Niles is a great arranger” Paul McCartney
Guitar Music Theory Made Easy: The no-nonsense beginners guide to mastering music theory in 1 week, or less
Are you ready to push past your current limitations and take your music into a whole new genre of sound? Have you finally chosen to pick that guitar back up after years of letting it decorate the corner of your room? Or, perhaps you've just purchased your first guitar and are eager to begin learning all there is to know about how to play? Either way, there's a lot more to rocking out on a...
Piano Chords Three: Numbers - How to Play Songs By Ear Without Sheet Music Using The Nashville Number System
You may be surprised to find out that there are only four chords that make up most of the songs you hear. In fact, one of those four is just the fundamental chord, but with a shifted down bass note and sounds darker. This means that you only need to learn–and you absolutely can learn–how to recognize three main chords with just your ear. You'll be able to play most songs without needing any...
Music Theory for Beginners
Series: Music. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 25,230. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2023 by SF Nonfiction Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music theory & composition, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Composition, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Appreciation, Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Nonfiction » Music » General
Play in Perfect Harmony! Music Theory for Beginners is a thorough yet accessible guide. It's written without confusing terms or jargon, and you can use the concepts to play any instrument in any style or genre. Rather than telling you what to do, it trains your ears and hands to express yourself. You can even use what you learn to produce your own original music on a laptop! Discover how to...
The Circle of Fifths
Series: Visual Tools for Musicians, Book 1. Price: $8.49 USD. Words: 20,090. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2023 by Philip Jackson. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music theory & composition, Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
Struggling to connect majors with relative minors? Learn music's most powerful tool for making rapid progress linking theory to practice. Musical theories falling on deaf ears? Worrying how to calculate tritone intervals? Do you get confused when defining a chord? Technical music instructor and bestselling author Philip Jackson has spent the last two decades helping musicians master tricky...
Murphy's Laws of Songwriting (Revised 2013)
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 33,000. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Songwriting
Achieving "hit writer" status has always been a formidable goal for any songwriter. Catching the ear of the monumentally distracted listener has never been more difficult. Getting their attention, inviting them in to your song and keeping them there requires more than being just a "good" songwriter. Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting arms the songwriter for success by demystifying the process.
Blues Soloing for Guitar, Volume 1: Blues Basics
Series: Blues Soloing for Guitar, Book 1. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 15,760. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2023 by Headstock Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Blues, Nonfiction » Music » Soul & R 'n B, Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Techniques, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Exercises
The blues guitar book that gives you everything you need to know to play smokin' blues guitar. Packed full of blues guitar licks and solos, essential blues guitar techniques, scales and chords, and with video lessons, backing tracks and audio demo tracks included, Blues Soloing for Guitar, Volume 1 is the perfect blues guitar book for beginners to intermediate level blues guitar players. A...
Easy Piano Songs for Beginners: Simple Sheet Music of Famous Favorites
Easy Piano Songs for Beginners is a collection of favorite songs that you can play right away, even if you have no musical experience. Songs are arranged from easiest to hardest with simple charts to show you where to put your fingers and how to read the music. All songs include note letter names and diagrams of the keyboard to show you how to find each note.
A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs Vol.1: From Savoy Stompers to Clock Rockers
Series: A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs, Book 1. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 186,790. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2022 by Andrew Hickey. Categories: Nonfiction » Music, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Discography & Buyer’s Guides
In this series of books, based on the hit podcast A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs, Andrew Hickey analyses the history of rock and roll music, from its origins in swing, Western swing, boogie woogie, and gospel, through to the 1990s, grunge, and Britpop. Looking at five hundred representative songs, he tells the story of the musicians who made those records, the society that produced them...
Beginners Guide To Music Production and Audio Engineering
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 10,990. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2023 by Milo Evans Jr. Categories: Nonfiction » Music, Nonfiction » Music » Recording & reproduction, Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics, Nonfiction » Music » Discography & Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Music » General
I designed this ebook for those who want a simple and brief understanding of the broadness of music productions and audio engineering tips and tricks. Watching thousands of hours of YouTube and online videos can tire you out. I have over the years paid for many books to help me understand the nature of production and songwriting. If I can take it all back, I wouldn't. It has helped me over the...
First Floor Volume 1
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 82,400. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2023 by Velocity Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Music, Nonfiction » Music » Electronica, Nonfiction » Music » Dance
First Floor started small. At first it was just a newsletter, an outlet where veteran electronic music journalist Shawn Reynaldo could write and share his ideas without having to contend with outside editors or cater to social media algorithms. It was a blank canvas, and Reynaldo began to fill it with his extended thoughts on not just electronic music, but the culture and industry that...
GarageBand Basics: The Complete Guide to GarageBand
Produce Your Own Sounds with GarageBand! Whether you want to record lyrics, an instrument, or a podcast, GarageBand can help you achieve ultimate sound perfection. GarageBand Basics is a beginner-friendly guide of all the basic knowledge you need to start using GarageBand. With mini tutorials on each aspect of the user interface, you'll learn to navigate every control in the program—and that's...