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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.
Tired of California: The Beach Boys' Holland Revisited
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,770. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Tired of California examines the efforts of the Beach Boys to reinvent themselves in the early 1970s as they recorded their critically acclaimed Holland album.
Rock God
Series: Hearts of Metal. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,060. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2016 by Boroughs Publishing Group. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Heavy Metal, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Fleeing tragedy and infidelity, twenty-five-year-old Shayna Jones takes the longest walk of her life—which ends with her in the protective and possessive arms of heavy metal music’s hottest commodity, Dante Deity.
The Songs the Beatles Played. An Expanded Compendium
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,910. 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.
And the Band Begins to Play. Part Seven: The Definitive Guide to the Beatles’ Revolver
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,300. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Pop Vocal, Nonfiction » Music » Reference
And the Band Begins to Play is an in-depth, 12-volume guide to every song recorded by the Beatles. Updated in 2017, Part Seven examines the LP Revolver. It provides full musical analysis, with a detailed description of the recording process, instrumentation, overdubs, production innovations and recording techniques. And the Band Begins to Play tells the story of the Beatles' unique musical legacy.
Musical Guide to Larks' Tongues In Aspic by King Crimson
Series: Musical Guides to King Crimson, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,340. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
An informative, insightful guide to the secret mechanics that power the mysterious music of King Crimson This is a scholastic yet accessible work. that takes you through all the complexities of the music, stripping away layer after layer to reveal the inner workings of the exquisite machinery of harmony, counterpoint and rhythm that go together to make: "Larks Tongues In Aspic"
How [Not] To Write Great Lyrics! - 40 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Lyrics For Your Songs
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 38,510. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Songwriting, Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics
This book looks at the essential lyrical elements found in the structure of all hit songs. It highlights the most common mistakes made when these key components are built into a song, and offers expert advice on how new writers can avoid such errors in their own lyrics. It will help aspiring writers to eradicate weaknesses in their lyrics so they can achieve the success they’re striving for.
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.
86 Songwriting Tips: Useful Advice And Ideas For The Start-Up Songwriter!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,160. Language: British English. Published: July 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Songwriting
In this exclusive eBook you'll discover a compilation of 86 tips, advice and exercises to get you writing more often than you ever have before. With ten sections each dedicated to a specific part of songwriting, every potential area is touched upon in a way that allows you to think creatively and expand on your own personal songwriting style.
Ultimate Slap Bass - Beginner Level
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 28,780. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Techniques, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Theory
Ultimate Slap Bass - Beginner edition covers the slap technique from the absolute basics. The book includes 63 exercises and audio files and backing tracks are available to download separately for each one.
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.
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.
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.
The Doors Unhinged - Jim Morrison's Legacy Goes on Trial
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,430. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Drummer John Densmore’s THE DOORS: UNHINGED is the true story of the court case that put Jim Morrison’s legacy on trial and divided the former band mates in half, with Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger on one side, and John Densmore and the estate of Jim Morrison on the other.
Amplified Encyclopedia Of Music Trivia: One Hit Wonders Of The 50’s, 60’s, 70’s And 80’s
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!
And the Band Begins to Play. Part Six: The Definitive Guide to the Beatles’ Rubber Soul
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 41,180. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Pop Vocal, Nonfiction » Music » Reference
And the Band Begins to Play is an in-depth, 12-volume guide to every song recorded by the Beatles. Updated in 2017, Part Six examines the LP Rubber Soul. It provides full musical analysis, with a detailed description of the recording process, instrumentation, overdubs, production innovations and recording techniques.
Musical Guide to In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson
Series: Musical Guides to King Crimson, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,780. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
An informative, insightful guide to the secret mechanics that power the mysterious music of King Crimson. This guide takes you through all the complexities of the music, stripping away layer after layer to reveal the inner workings of the exquisite machinery of harmony, counterpoint and rhythm that, seemingly so effortlessly, go together to make: "In The Court Of The Crimson King".
Accordion Revolution: A People’s History of the Accordion in North America from the Industrial Revolution to Rock and Roll
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 124,490. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Ethnomusicology
With an eye for colorful characters and a sharp sense of humor, accordion historian Bruce Triggs uncovers the hidden back-story of the squeezebox in everyone’s closet. Accordion Revolution is about more than an instrument: it’s a living, breathing restoration of the squeezebox to its rightful place at the roots of North America’s popular music.
The Bass Player's Guide to Scales & Modes
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 21,180. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruments - General
The Bass Player's Guide to Scales & Modes is a complete reference manual for all of the scales, modes and arpeggios used by the modern bass guitarist. Contains exercises that illustrate each scale and concept. Accompanying audio files are available as a free download from the site.
Hip Hop
Series: History of Hip Hop, Book 6 ยท Adventures in Journalism, Book 8. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,060. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap & hip hop, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the early 1980s, I became the first reporter to travel to the South Bronx to document the origins of hip hop and this book remains the most authentic portrait of the first generation. It was recently updated with never-before-seen photos and illustrations.