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Finding Fela: My Strange Journey to Meet the AfroBeat King in Lagos  by Dan Dinello
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,670. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » World music(5.00 from 1 review)
"Finding Fela" is my personal memoir of a journey to Lagos, Nigeria, to film the legendary African musician Fela Kuti. As a white man from Chicago, I experienced extreme culture shock and even got arrested and jailed. Eventually, I lived near Fela's commune, talked with him, and saw him perform at his Lagos club, The Shrine. Now deceased, Fela was the focus of a recent Broadway musical Fela!
And The Band Broke Up by Matt Kramer
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 31,400. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
Why should you read this book? To overcome the fact that we are not taught a common language for handling conflict. The result is the break-up of bands, abandonment of music projects, and loss of great art. This book will help you, artists and business people alike, spend less time being frustrated and more time being creative, artistic, and in harmony with everyone you work with in your career.
Sheet Music The Birthday Song by Lee Gabor
Price: Free! Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Sheet music and song books, Nonfiction » Music » Genres & styles / general
A very short song in the style of the famous "Happy Birthday," to be used for birthday celebrations. This song was written in the 1970s specifically upon request by a young lady who was celebrating her birthday in the piano bar in Madison, WI, at which Lee played piano and sang.
Me and Tommy Lee by Margaret Sisu
Price: Free! Words: 6,950. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » Heavy Metal
For one blazing night, a timid Caribbean good girl swaps her good Sunday church dress and preference for tasteful tunes for low necklines, slutty heels, and raging heavy metal. From the masses to the mayhem, she’ll never be the same.
33 Christian Songs to Familiar Tunes by Jay Jana
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 11,910. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Religious and spiritual music, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
FUN! EDUCATIONAL! MOVING! CHEAP? BIBLE STORIES & CHRISTIAN TOPICS set to familiar songs. PARODIES. For WORSHIP-SUNDAY SCHOOL-YOUTH GROUPS. Some Titles. You Believe Because You've Seen Me. His Disciple-Parody of Redneck Woman). On This Day of Wind and Flame- Pentecost Song. The Cover Was a Rolling Stone. Bananas for Jesus. Hole in the Roof. Reg. $2.95 but INTRO OFFER $1.50 enter code- WH69M
Positive Noises (Total Blam Blam #3) by Various Contributors
Price: Free! Words: 19,590. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Punk
Positive Noises is the title of #3 of Total Blam Blam, a fanzine/ebook hybrid that concentrates mostly on the music of the 1970s, particularly Glam Rock & Punk. This issue includes interviews with Vic Godard and Nina Antonia and reviews Nina’s new book 13 Knots, the David Bowie is exhibition at the V&A and new albums by Iggy & the Stooges, Primal Scream, The Fall & Edwyn Collins.
Emerge Already! The Ultimate Guide to Career Building for Emerging Artists by Jade Simmons
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 43,420. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts(5.00 from 5 reviews)
A priceless how-to & how-not-to guide by innovative concert pianist Jade Simmons. This tell all covers everything including carving your niche, marketing, creating package deals, approaching management, what presenters really think and how not to get re-engaged. This is the stuff they never taught you in school direct from one of America's most exciting and versatile young artists.
Guitar Odyssey by Michael Rays
Series: Guitar Odyssey, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,860. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Entertaining and inspiring, Guitar Odyssey is the day-to-day journal of amateur guitarist Michael Rays as he attempts to learn the guitar solo on Deep Purple’s “Highway Star.” Michael dives right in, blissfully unaware the project will take him two years. It's a book for 1) guitarists of any caliber; 2) rock music lovers; and 3) fans of persistence and patience.
Songwriting on a Shoestring: Writing, Producing and Promoting Your Own Songs by Mary Wheelan
You set the price! Words: 15,080. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
Songwriting on a Shoestring: Writing, Producing & Promoting Your Own Songs is written by a songwriter for songwriters wanting to produce good music without going broke. Mary Wheelan draws upon her experience in an effort to help songwriters save money while producing quality songs. Lots of people in the music industry will tell you how to spend money but this book may save you big bucks!
A Musical Guide To Magical Songwriting by Theo Vigo
Price: Free! Words: 14,220. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Songwriting
Get ready to feel music in a whole new way! Or if you already feel the magic that music brings, share in my bliss! A simple but informative eGuide that is fun and easy to read. Includes original compositions, broken down to help you in the process of writing your own song. You !will! have your own song written by the time you finish reading this book. PLUS: analysis of already popular songs.
Guts & Soul: Looking for Street Music and Finding Inspiration by James Hegarty
Price: Free! Words: 12,150. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Genres & styles / general, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
New Edition! Street music is amazing. It’s guts and soul – strength and inspiration, skill and spontaneity, and sometimes even power and beauty. So I went looking for it. Across America in six major cities. This is my story, the images from my documentary that share my discoveries and the music that gave me new vistas of inspiration.
Time is an Instrument Song Lyrics by Wil Hinkson
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 860. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Sheet music and song books
Time is an Instrument, the new release from ascap singer-songwriter Wil Hinkson who presents the lyrics to the CD featuring the title track, and Empty Man (Unlearning), Coming Near (On the Horizon), Ocean of Dream(Awe) and more; all for iTunes compatible downloading at; timeisaninstrument.com; Chillout Rock-new Adult Contemporary music; listening with lyrics..you may just like it..check it out!
Miracle Baby by Peter Stephenson
Price: Free! Words: 500. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Sheet music and song books, Nonfiction » Music » Religious - Gospel
Sheet music. Uplifting pop song about the miracle of childbirth. Suitable for a female singer over, say, 30; preferably a mother herself. It'd maybe sound nice sung by a gospel choir? This song is free to perform for fundraising for your school, church or not-for-profit community choir. You need to contact me if you have commercial aspirations.
Storybook Advent Carols Collection Songbook by Lewis Brech
Series: Storybook Advent, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,430. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2010 by Laura Dawn Lewis. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Sheet music and song books
This is the companion Songbook to the Storybook Advent Carols Collections CDs, Volumes One and Two which feature the music of 20 Classic American and 20 Classic British Christmas Carols. This book includes the full lyrics, history and story behind the songs as well as a pictorial journey through the Holy Land and England in addition to several popular Christian citations.
Bad Girls And The Musicians Who Loved Them by TMS
Price: Free! Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Bad Girls And The Musicians Who Loved Them is a book of poetry that gets its inspiration from the classic rock and roll lifestyle.Drawing ambiance from the likes of Nirvana, The Doors, Jimmy Hendrix,the Brit rock lifestyle and other concepts and theories, to bring forth a poetic montage of the bright, dark,quiet and light, moments, experienced by the artists who reigned as th gods of rock and roll
Look What I Did! Creating The Privileges by Eliza Cunning
Price: Free! Words: 18,870. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
A young girl adopts an abandoned ukulele and her life is transformed. Years later, she lives a quiet librarian-by-day/noisy musician-by-night schedule.
Follow Your Heart : John McLaughlin song by song - A Listener's Guide by Walter Kolosky
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,570. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
This eBook text version of Follow Your Heart takes you on a fascinating journey of the music of John McLaughlin -- song by song. The tour guide is Walter Kolosky, author of the award winning Power, Passion and Beauty: The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra. He is aided by a foreword written by Chick Corea, expert musicologists and exclusive insights from John McLaughlin himself.
Little Satchmo by Sharon Folta
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,150. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013 and represented by Victoria Sanders. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
To the world, Louis Armstrong is a symbol of musical genius, unparalleled success and unassailable character. To Sharon Preston Folta, he was, simply, Dad. Folta is the product of a long affair between the married musician, and the vaudeville dancer Lucille Preston. Little Satchmo is an extraordinary tale of identity, loss, and one daughter’s ultimate search for truth—and her father’s love.
NaS Lost: A Tribute to the Little Homey by Byron Crawford
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,190. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
NaS Lost is the Nas book only Byron Crawford could write, and not just due to literacy issues in the hip-hop community. Billed as a tribute to the little homey, it is in fact a tribute, but not in the way that an article in XXL magazine is a tribute to a rapper. NaS Lost considers the artist's career in its totality, from its amazing highs to its crushing lows -- and some of everything in between.
Triptych by Peter Stephenson
Price: Free! Words: 330. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Classical
UPDATED 10th August, 2012: now engraved using LilyPond; *and* all parts now downloadable separately (see book for hyperlinks). ---- Sheet music. Classical ensemble: piccolo, flute, Bb clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano. Written in 1994 as music to accompany a short film about St. George the Martyr, Wolverton church. Free for non-commercial purposes.