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Strange Boat - Mike Scott & The Waterboys by Ian Abrahams
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 93,680. Language: British English. Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Strange Boat charts the twisting and meandering journey of Mike Scott, describing the literary and spiritual references that inform his songwriting and exploring the multitude of locations and cultures in which his band, The Waterboys, have assembled and reflected in their recordings.
Motown Encyclopedia by Graham Betts
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 491,950. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Soul & R 'n B, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Motown Encylopedia contains 1,178 entries connected with the iconic label, including every artist from its launch in 1959 to its sale in 1988, along with key executives, songwriters, producers and musicians as well as the background stories to every Top Ten hit album and single, film, cast recording and soundtrack release. A fact packed book from start to finish.
Royalty by L.P. Maxa
Series: RiffRaff Records. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,170. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2017 by Boroughs Publishing Group. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Despite being born to Hollywood royalty, Mason Maxwell signed with RiffRaff Records on his own merits--which is also the only way he'll win the down-to-earth Payton Adkins.
Ronnie Lane - Can You Show Me A Dream by John Hellier & Paolo Hewitt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 91,230. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2017 by Kaleidoscope. 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”.
Giants of Bass - Volume 2: 80s & 90s by Stuart Clayton
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 52,630. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Techniques
Giants of Bass – Volume 2 is an in-depth analysis of some of the world’s most influential and respected bass guitarists from the 80s and 90s. An exhaustively-researched biography has been included for each artist, as well as a selected discography, gear analysis and a detailed breakdown of their commonly used playing techniques.
Soft Machine: Out-Bloody-Rageous by Graham Bennett
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 159,330. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
The biography of the pioneering band who shaped psychedelic rock, progressive rock and jazz-rock. It recounts Soft Machine’s colourful career and unravels the mystique behind this elusive band. This revised and updated edition includes over a hundred illustrations, a concert file and discography. The first edition won an Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research..
The Christian Musicians Devotional by Marie Wise
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 127,730. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 by UnLeashed Arts. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Devotional, Nonfiction » Music » Religious - Christian
The Christian Musicians Devotional is 365 daily devotions specifically for Christian musicians who desire extraordinary music ministries. This book addresses the attitudes, issues, and difficulties involved with music ministry. Digging deeper into ministry means drawing closer to God and living His love for people.
Find Your Voice – The No.1 Singing Tutor by Jo Thompson
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 63,700. Language: British English. Published: December 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Voice, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - General
'Find Your Voice – The No.1 Singing Tutor' is the fully revised and extended edition of this classic, best-selling singing book. 'Find Your Voice' is the ultimate, user-friendly guide to singing and the voice for singers of all styles and abilities.The author, Jo Thompson, is one of the UK's leading vocal coaches with over 25 years of experience in TV, film and the music industry.
The MusicSocket.com Music Industry Directory 2020 by J. Paul Dyson
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,220. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2019 by JP&A Dyson. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Reference » Directories
This indispensable directory is a must-have for anyone wanting to make it in the music industry. It gives you: hundreds of record labels; hundreds of music managers; indexes by genre, so you can quickly find all the right listings; and access to overseas markets. It also provides free access to the entire current databases online, including over 2,000 record labels, and over 1,300 managers.
Dodecaphonic Tonality — A New Tonal System For a New Century by Joseph Krush
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 63,180. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music theory & composition, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Theory
Presents new Dodecaphonic Tonal sets and leads readers through Expanded Diatonicism, Nonaphonic and Decaphonic Bi-modality, culminating with “The World’s Best Dodecaphonic Tonal Set.” He illustrates Semi-Modulation through Rotating Quintcircles. Relative Compatibility of Keys and Chromatic Clashes of Tones are also explored. Composers will benefit from this groundbreaking new system.
Amplified Encyclopedia Of Music Trivia: One Hit Wonders Of The 50’s, 60’s, 70’s And 80’s by Ian Hall
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 142,180. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference, Nonfiction » General reference » Trivia
This is the BUMPER edition, One Hit Wonders of the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's together in one volume. Over 1600 one hit Wonders of those choice decades brought direct to you in eBook format. YES! We said SIXTEEN HUNDRED! Facts, chart positions, and crazy trivia of the songs we love and hate! Why accept inferior volumes that just list the top 100 songs? Get the bumper edition NOW!
Conversations With and About John Fahey by Bob Gersztyn
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,120. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
“Conversations With and About John Fahey” is divided into two parts with the first made up of 8 interviews with John Fahey about music, religion, philosophy and a variety of other subjects during the late 1990’s. Part two is 7 interviews with his former wife Melody, Country Joe McDonald, Terry Robb, Tim Knight, Rob Scrivner and Stevan Allred along with “30” inside photographs taken by the author.
Don't Ever Punch a Rockstar: A Collection of Hate Mail And Other Crazy Rumors by Danny Marianino
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,500. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Documenting Danny Marianino's days as a metalhead from childhood into adulthood, Don't Ever Punch a Rockstar somehow rationalizes playing in a few hardcore/punk bands, touring, fighting, drinking, internet bullying, celebrity encounters, satanic curses, house fires, harassment and collecting an immeasurable amount of hate mail from some of the most illiterate human beings the world has to offer.
Outside Music, Inside Voices: Dialogues on Improvisation and the Spirit of Creative Music by Garrison Fewell
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 113,940. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
Outside Music, Inside Voices is an exploration of the outer realm of music and the inner voices of creative musicians. Guitarist-composer Garrison Fewell’s book shares musician-to-musician dialogues centered around the ways in which spiritual values inform the lives and art of improvisers.
Pro Audio Mastering Made Easy: Give Your Mix a Commercial Sounding Finish Without Buying More Gear by David S Eley
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 51,960. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Techniques, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - General
This book explains and demonstrates how to give your mix a commercial sounding finish using software found in any typical home/project studio. About the first 90% of getting that commercial sound is all about technique. It can be done with the tools you already have.
Claude Ranger: Canadian Jazz Legend by Mark Miller
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.
The Songs the Beatles Played. An Expanded Compendium by Steve Lambley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,460. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference, Nonfiction » Reference » Directories
The Songs the Beatles Played gives the facts and figures behind all the Beatles' studio, television, radio and film recordings, and the key songs they performed live. From ‘Across The Universe’ to ‘Your True Love’, it gives details of over 400 of the songs that the Beatles recorded and performed.
With Vengeance by Brooklyn Ann
Series: Hearts of Metal. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,070. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2016 by Boroughs Publishing Group. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Nonfiction » Music » Heavy Metal
Katana James is about to become the studio guitarist for her favorite heavy metal band ever—and meet the musicians, music, and man of her dreams.
No Encore!: Musicians Reveal Their Weirdest, Wildest, Most Embarrassing Gigs by Drew Fortune
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 79,000. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2019 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Featuring never-before-told stories, No Encore! takes you on tour with over sixty iconic musicians as they relive their weirdest, wildest, most embarrassing gigs.
Elton John: Fifty Years On: The Complete Guide to the Musical Genius of Elton John and Bernie Taupin by Stephen Spignesi & Michael Lewis
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,360. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2019 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
A great companion to ME, Elton’s official autobiography! Elton John is as big as they come… the albums • the songs • the concerts • the musicals • the charities • the accolades • the costumes • the glasses • the music!