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Top 18 Ways to Promote Your Music in 2015
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Techniques
(5.00 from 12 reviews)
Did you know 94% of all records released today sell less than 1,000 units? Are you amongst the 10 million indie musicians whose last release did not sell 1,000 units? Increase your album sales and build your fan base with "Top 18 Ways to Promoting Your Music in 2015."
A Guide to Essential Popular Music-Volume One
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,380. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » Reference
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
This book is the first volume of a two-volume guide to the best popular music ever recorded and the artists who created and recorded it. The book covers a number of genres that comprise popular music including pop, rock, blues, jazz, country, reggae, hip hop, ragtime, folk, and others.
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
(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.
Merlin’s Guide to the Merlin: Ten Fun Songs for Seagull Merlin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,150. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Sheet music and song books, Nonfiction » Music » Folk
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Merlin’s Guide to the Merlin: Ten Fun Songs for Seagull Merlin is a unique learning resource that promises a deeper understanding and love of music. Sheet music and Tablature for Seagull Merlin.
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
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
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
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
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 and Study - Techniques
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
Learn to Play the Didjeridu
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,580. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - General, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Sleep & sleep disorders
(5.00 from 1 review)
Guide to playing the Australian Aboriginal instrument the didjeridu. Five lessons, chapters on meditation, story telling and sleep apnea.
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.
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!
Audio Recording Awesomeness: 5 Things I Wish I’d Known As An Audio Newbie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,860. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Digital media / audio, Nonfiction » Music » Recording & reproduction
(5.00 from 1 review)
All the things I wish I'd known when I first started recording audio – distilled for you in easy-for-anyone-to-understand (and also humorous) way. If you want to start recording pro quality music, voice-overs, podcasts, video narrations, etc., then this book will help you get started on a shoe-string budget. If you already record your own audio, you can make it better with the tips in this book.
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 and Study - General
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Conversations with Roger Sessions
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,220. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Classical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Andrea Olmstead’s Conversations with Roger Sessions, out of print, is now available in a new eBook format complete with updated Discography. Her interviews with the composer took place between 1974 and 1980 in New York. Originally published by Northeastern University Press in 1987, this book can now be easily obtained at online bookstores.
How to Fail in the Music Business: Or Succeed If You'd Rather
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,760. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2013 by Rhythm Rascal Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
(5.00 from 1 review)
An industry insider with decades of experience tells how to avoid the pitfalls that send almost all of music industry newcomers running back home. "How to Fail" is loaded with practical advice, along with soulful insights to the heart of the business.
Rogue Hunter: Inquest Soundtrack Companion
Series: Rogue Hunter. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Reference, Nonfiction » Music » Electronica
(5.00 from 1 review)
This book is the companion to the Rogue Hunter: Inquest Soundtrack. It compliments and enriches the listening experience by offering insight into the ideas that inspired the soundtrack.
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.
Waving, Not Drowning
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,920. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Classical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
(5.00 from 1 review)
Waving, Not Drowning is a mercifully short book comprising the last and definitive thoughts of the great and under-appreciated Maestro Barrington Orwell, as told to his colleague and friend Lev Parikian. Part biography, part conducting manual, Waving Not Drowning acts as a compendium for the aspiring conductor as well as startling insight into life on the podium.
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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!
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.