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Emerge Already! The Ultimate Guide to Career Building for Emerging Artists
Price: Free! Words: 43,420. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts
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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.
Finding Fela: My Strange Journey to Meet the AfroBeat King in Lagos [1983]
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,650. 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!
Learn to Play the Didjeridu
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,580. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - General, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Sleep & sleep disorders
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Guide to playing the Australian Aboriginal instrument the didjeridu. Five lessons, chapters on meditation, story telling and sleep apnea.
Secrets of the Guitar - How to play the Blues scale in E (minor)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Blues, Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar
(4.00 from 1 review)
Learn how to play the blues scale in E minor. Learn all the blues scale patterns on different positions on the neck, and how to switch from one position to another fast. - The guitar neck explained - I - IV - V explained - 12 bar blues explained - Blues scale in E explained - Different positions on the neck - Bending strings
Tales from a Wizard: The Oral History of Walpurgis: The Band Behind Phantom's Divine Comedy: Part 1
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,340. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Heavy Metal
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Tales from a Wizard: The Oral History of Walpurgis recreates the tales of the band behind the ethereal and mysterious The Divine Comedy—an album known to the world as Phantom’s Divine Comedy: Part 1.
The Ghosts of Jim Morrison, The Phantom of Detroit, and the Fates of Rock 'n' Roll
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 129,890. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Music » Music business
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the story of the Phantom, the enigmatic musician behind the mysterious rock opera Phantom's Divine Comedy: Part 1 who replaced Jim Morrison in the Doors.
Master of the Universe: Classical Favorites- Ana's Piano - BACH
You set the price! Words: 6,970. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Sheet music
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Not quite the Ozzy Osbourne of the baroque period –though perhaps he was seen as such in regions where religious music was outlawed—J.S. Bach was a rebel in his time. His struggles within the aristocratic music establishment eventually landed him in prison. But just a few centuries after being disgraced, he was resurrected and elevated into prominence as the greatest composer of the universe.
The Black Tide
Price: Free! Words: 78,550. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Music » Electronica
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The Black Tide is the story of a young man who becomes involved in a love triangle with two sisters as he pursues his career as a recording artist. The novel explores how time changes relationships such that powerful experiences become irrevocable. It is Flaubert's Sentimental Education meets Goethe's Elective Affinities against a background of the electronic music scene in New York and London.
How to Get Noticed, Heard and Hired
Price: Free! Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
(5.00 from 1 review)
If you’re a player, singer, songwriter or artist working to figure out how to get to the right people and the right gigs, How to Get Noticed, Heard and Hired is the book for you. It’s an interactive workbook using my 4 Simple Rules of Marketing and a series of indepth questions to help you market yourself well to the right people to get the right work for your music career.
Through the Eyes and Ears of a Child: Vivaldi's 4 Seasons
Price: Free! Words: 200. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Music / Classical, Nonfiction » Music » Classical
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This eBook covers the topic of Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons and all of the creative ways he represented the four seasons through music. Children explored Vivaldi's intent in each movement of each season and set their writing to beautiful illustrations. We hope you enjoy and learn a thing or two about this amazing piece of music!
Plug In And Play: Guitar!
Price: Free! Words: 1,720. Language: English (Scottish dialect). Published: June 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
(5.00 from 1 review)
As the title suggests it's plug in and play- no messing about. Any guitar will do, electric, acoustic, classical so long as its got some frets and strings! Pick Grip, Tuning, Strumming, Chords and Songs. All you need to get going. Each example also has a free online video demo, so you can really see what's going on.
Before Your First Gig (Your BrAND)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012 by aLife Beyond Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - General
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Many bands form quickly, jam out a few tunes, write a song or two, and wish to immediately hit the stage. This guide will help new bands develop a plan to network, form an online presence, and get their songs presentable. Do NOT hit the stage (if you're a new band) until you read this short pamphlet.
Justin Bieber
Series: JKBooks information books, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Children’s
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Want to know more about Justin Bieber? You came to the right place! Read on to find out more!
Tune your Guitar like a Pro!
Series: Inglis Academy: Keys to Guitar. Price: Free! Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2015 by Peter Inglis. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Techniques
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There is a huge difference between the way an amateur and a professional tunes their instrument. This book will show you the simple and quick way professionals tune up.
Britain's Best: Ronnie Mayor
Price: Free! Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Music » Pop Vocal
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A music review of Ronnie Mayor’s debut CD “A Singersong A Rotator,” unforgettable and haunting, an offering of soulful love songs expressing the richest depth of feeling, interspersed with high-energy rock tunes. The album is, in essence, a collection of finely wrought love songs and a positive expression of the “human condition” across many relationships throughout one’s life.
33 Days: Touring In A Van. Sleeping On Floors. Chasing A Dream
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,730. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Alternative, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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This coming of age memoir follows an indie rock band's first tour by van across the U.S. and Canada. No roadies, no soundmen - all they have is their music and each other's friendship. It's a now or never moment-take a shot at your dream or regret it for the rest of your life. They set out on the road to discovery to drink in all they could and maybe sell a few records. They grew up instead.
The Marketing Power of Music: Music and Television
Price: Free! Words: 12,190. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015 by Music Dealers. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
(4.00 from 1 review)
A discussion of the key audio touchpoints a television show has at its disposal, and offers insight on how a show can develop a strong music strategy to maximize those touchpoints. Each section provides a comprehensive case study and exclusive interviews with the industry’s top music executives, including Gary Calamar (True Blood), Russell Ziecker (Nashville), Ann Kline (Shameless), John Houlihan.
Angel with Drumsticks
You set the price! Words: 24,530. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
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The Church asked them to play, then betrayed their trust. The concert that should have propelled them to international stardom instead destroyed their careers. This is the story of Angel and the Brains and the La Messa Dei Giovani.
Francisco Tárrega: The Story of Capricho Árabe
Price: Free! Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Classical, Essay » Author profile
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Francisco Tárrega: The Story of Capricho Árabe, is a brief look into guitarist/composer Francisco Tárrega and a study of performance practice of the piece.
Mama Joy's Rap Songs
Price: Free! Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap & hip hop, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Music / Rap & Hip Hop
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A collection of rap song lyrics and dance moves for children and adults, inspired by the Divine Truth teachings about God, Truth and Love.