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Sub-categories: Sheet music & song books | Rock music | Instrument - Guitar | Instrument - Woodwinds | Instrument - Brass | Religious - Hymns | Instrument - Piano & Keyboard | Instruction & Study - General | Music business | Instruction & Study - Techniques | History & Criticism | Biography | All sub-categories >>
The Roof: The Beatles' Final Concert
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,620. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2018 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
HE WAS THERE! Apple Records former US manager Ken Mansfield takes a touching and comprehensive look back on one of Rock’n’Roll’s most significant events, while bringing an insider’s perspective to the days leading up to those 42 fascinating minutes of the Beatles monumental Rooftop Concert.
Megalife: The Autobiography of Nick Menza
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 68,090. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2018 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Heavy Metal, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
The uncensored story of one of rock’s greatest drummers who died doing what he loved best.
Solfège Facile Pour Tous ou Comment Apprendre Le Solfège en 20 Jours ! - Méthode complète (20 leçons)
Series: Solfège Facile Pour Tous, Book 26. Price: $39.99 USD. Words: 47,760. Language: French. Published: January 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music theory & composition, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
La méthode Solfège Facile Pour Tous ou Comment Apprendre Le Solfège en 20 Jours ! rend en un temps record le solfège accessible à tous sans exception, enfants comme adultes.  Cette méthode à la pédagogie ultra-efficace comprend tout ce qu'il faut connaître en solfège pour être libre musicalement et si vous suivez ses simples préceptes dans quelques jours vous saurez votre solfège !
Stevie Nicks Biography: Love Affairs, Cocaine and Inside Rumors About Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac
Series: Biography Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,920. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2018 by Digital Publishing Group. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Stevie Nicks is a musical visionary, poet and songwriter with a truly controversial life story. She was not always rich and famous as she was struggling to make the ends meet at the beginning of her career, especially when tracing Stevie’s life from her Arizona childhood. If you want to learn more about her, this biography is a revealing and inspiring portrait of Stevie Nicks...
Jeff Buckley: From Hallelujah to the Last Goodbye
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 99,760. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2018 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
The definitive book on iconic cult hero Jeff Buckley, the singer who died tragically after just one album, but inspired a generation of musicians. His manager Dave Lory speaks out after 20 years of silence and interviews others who knew Buckley professionally, creatively, and intimately.
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.
Dolly Parton Biography: The Queen of the Country Music, Dollywood and More
Series: Biography Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,480. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2017 by Digital Publishing Group. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Country
Dolly Parton, the undisputed "Queen of Country Music," sold over 100 million records around the world. Dolly is not just singer, songwriter. She's also involved in acting and films. During her diverse career, she eliminated the myth of "dumb blondes," as she is advocating women empowerment and independence. Dolly Parton is quite an independent and business woman...
Lords of the Sunset Strip
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 202,340. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013 by The Spencer Company. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
“Lords of the Sunset Strip” is the brutally honest, ribald and hilarious memoir of actor and writer Blackie Dammett—AKA John Kiedis—who happens to be the father of Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis.
Ronnie Lane - Can You Show Me A Dream
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 91,230. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2017 by Griffiths Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Ronald Frederick “Ronnie” Lane was an English musician, songwriter, and producer who is best known as the bass guitarist and founding member of two prominent English rock and roll bands: the Small Faces where he was nicknamed “Plonk” and, after losing the band’s frontman, the Faces, with two new members added to the line-up (from The Jeff Beck Group), who dubbed him “Three-Piece”.
Teoría de la Música: Niveles 1 - 3
Price: $19.99 USD. Words: 27,100. Language: Spanish. Published: July 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Theory, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Mi serie Teoría de la Música está diseñada para enseñarte los fundamentos de la teoría musical en una forma coherente y estructurada. Aprenderás teoría musical paso a paso a través de una combinación de experiencias interactivas que incluyen texto, audio, vídeo y ejercicios de práctica al final de cada capítulo.
Stevie Nicks Biography: The Amazing Life of Stevie Nicks and The Inside Rumors About Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac
Series: Biography Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2017 by Digital Publishing Group. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Stevie Nicks is a musical visionary, poet and songwriter with a truly phenomenal life story. However, it was not always rainbows and butterflies, her life was filled with dangerous addictions that could end her career, even her life. This book will help you learn more about Stevie Nicks, her ups and downs in life and accomplishments in the music industry. What made her a true icon?
Master The Guitar Fretboard: Learn To Play The Guitar Again the REAL Way - Lead Guitar Lessons For Beginners And Intermediate Players Stuck In A Rut
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 27,570. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Theory
This book is both a method and resource for guitar players of all styles and experience levels, from rock to blues to heavy metal. It is as much for beginners as for intermediate players who are "stuck in a rut"; that dreaded feeling when you pick up the guitar and play the same old licks and riffs. It is "music theory for guitarists", with many fresh perspectives to invigorate your playing.
“How [Not] To Write A Hit Song! - 101 Common Mistakes To Avoid If You Want Songwriting Success”
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 43,370. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Songwriting
This book looks at the essential elements found in the structure, melodies and lyrics of all hit songs. It highlights the most common mistakes made when these key components are built into a song, so that new songwriters can try to avoid such errors in their own songs. It will help aspiring writers to eradicate weaknesses in their songwriting so they can achieve the success they’re seeking.
Ultimate Tapping for Bass Guitar
Price: $11.99 USD. Words: 38,510. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Techniques
Ultimate Tapping for Bass Guitar covers all elements of the tapping technique from the absolute basics through to advanced two handed contrapuntal techniques.
Gitarre für Anfänger Buch 1
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,930. Language: German. Published: October 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - General
Gitarre für Anfänger von Strings Series. Buch eins wurde für Anfänger entwickelt, die noch nie Gitarre gespielt haben und kein Vorwissen aufweisen. Dieses Buch liefert eine komplette Einführung in das Gitarrespielen und bringt Ihnen sowohl Ihre ersten Akkorde als auch Musiktheorie für Anfänger näher.
The New 2018 Christmas Song Book of Christmas Song Lyrics And Christmas Carol Lyrics For Your E-Reader
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 61,570. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics, Nonfiction » Music » Religious - Christian
Merry Christmas! If you love, love, love singing Christmas songs and Christmas carols, you’re in the right place! Just imagine having the lyrics to all your favorite Christmas songs and Christmas carols right at your fingertips! Enjoy the lyrics of over 300 old and new Christmas songs and Christmas carols! If you're looking for Christmas lyrics, you'll find them here!
Riding So High: The Beatles and Drugs
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,060. Language: British English. Published: October 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
‘Who gave the drugs to the Beatles? I didn’t invent those things. I bought it from someone who got it from somebody. We never invented the stuff.’ – John Lennon The only full-length study of the Beatles and drugs, Riding So High documents the Beatles’ extraordinary odyssey from teenage drinking and pill-popping, to cannabis, LSD, the psychedelic Summer of Love and the darkness beyond.
Learn Jazz Piano - book 1
Series: Learn Jazz Piano, Book 1 · 4 volumes of 'Learn Jazz Piano' by Paul Abrahams. Price: $17.50 USD. Words: 12,350. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Piano & Keyboard
This first book in a series of 3 is for pianists with some basic knowledge but wish to learn to play jazz. I cover the blues, chord construction, the II-V-I sequence and many improvising techniques. It can be studied in conjunction with the online video course: Learn Jazz Piano Online. www.learnjazzpianoonline.com
A Guide For Writing Hip Hop Lyrics
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 6,350. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap & hip hop
Finally, a step by step guide on how to write hip hop lyrics that will amaze audiences! No longer do you have to scratch your head in confusion wondering how to get started in hip hop writing. Discover how to write dynamic hip hop lyrics........from your own mind and creativity. Grab a pencil and watch your abilities soar to new heights. Get this book today and be on the road to stardom!
Pro Techniques For Home Recording: Studio Tracking, Mixing, & Mastering Tips, Tricks, & Techniques With Audio
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 58,930. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Recording & reproduction, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Acoustics & Sound
Why do professional recordings sound "bigger than life"? Are there special microphones and secret techniques? Or is it somehow the magic of the "big studio"? Learn how to improve your tracks (without spending big bucks on gear) with "Pro Techniques For Home Recording". This eBook covers every step in home music production from setup to mixing and mastering. Complete with audio examples.