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A Guide to Essential Popular Music-Volume One by Brian Westland
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.
Writing Hit Country Song Lyrics by Eric Kent Edstrom
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,900. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Songwriting, Nonfiction » Music » Country(5.00 from 5 reviews)
The songwriting book you can finishing reading in one sitting! Short and to the point, the fundamentals of country songwriting are covered in an an easy-to-read style. The author (a songwriter and former host of the Hit Hackers Podcast) has analyzed hundreds of hit songs to distill what they have in common.
Merlin’s Guide to the Merlin: Ten Fun Songs for Seagull Merlin by Merlin Speers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,150. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Sheet music and song books, Nonfiction » Music » Folk(5.00 from 3 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 by Bill See
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 by Chandra Jayne
Price: Free! Words: 1,340. 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.
Chords That Ukulele Players Really Want To Know by Barry Maz
Series: "What Ukulele Players" guidebooks, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 870. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - General, Nonfiction » Music » Music reference(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Barry Maz, author of the bestselling ukulele handbook series, What Ukulele Players Really Want To Know, provides the beginner uke player with the convenience of a chord chart that can be carried around on a reading device. Covering all the main ukulele chords, including Baritone tunings and chords for left handed players, Chords That Ukulele Players Really Want To Know is a must have download!
Tune your Guitar like a Pro! by Peter Inglis
Series: The Whole Guitarist: Keys to Guitar. Price: Free! Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2015 by Peter Inglis - Baroque to Rock. 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 by Ed Drury
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.
Monkee Music by Andrew Hickey
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 42,730. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Pop Vocal(5.00 from 1 review)
Here they come... In Monkee Music, Andrew Hickey examines the music of Micky, Mike, Davy and Peter from their debut with Last Train To Clarksville through to their 1997 reunion album Justus A must for any Monkee Maniacs
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!
Hip Hop by Steven Hager
Series: History of Hip Hop, Book 6 · Adventures in Journalism, Book 8. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,060. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and 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.
Art After Midnight: The East Village Scene by Steven Hager
Series: Adventures in Journalism, Book 9. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 36,640. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists, Nonfiction » Music » Punk(5.00 from 1 review)
In the 1980s the art world turned upside down as punks and graffiti artists suddenly catapulted to center stage. This insightful book captures the social environment that launched artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, while chronicling the rise and fall of the East Village scene. Now updated with exclusive never-before-seen photos and images.
More Of What Ukulele Players Really Want To Know by Barry Maz
Series: "What Ukulele Players" guidebooks, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,180. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - General(5.00 from 1 review)
Barry Maz returns with a follow up to the bestselling ukulele handbook with more answers that ukulele beginners really want to know. With 22 brand new sections, the follow up is aimed at players who have grasped the basics and are looking to develop their playing.
Instant Songwriting: Musical Improv from Dunce to Diva Part 1 by Nancy Howland Walker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,980. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Songwriting(5.00 from 1 review)
Instant Songwriting is the ultimate how-to book for musical improvisers and an excellent resource for songwriters. Nancy Howland Walker guides you with clear, logical and fun step-by-step exercises, from the very basics of putting a song together, to highly advanced song techniques. Musical tracks are included for each exercise – to accompany you as you practice and master each step along the way.
Audio Recording Awesomeness: 5 Things I Wish I’d Known As An Audio Newbie by Ken Theriot
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,880. 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) by Steve Dustcircle
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 by Andrea Olmstead
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.
My Life as an Elton Fan by Ronald Rosenthal
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,840. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music(5.00 from 1 review)
I wrote this book for Elton fans and anyone who enjoys Elton John's music. This book includes some amazing stories I experienced as an Elton fan and some sureal life experiences too. A story of action packed drama and exciting concert events that I experienced... Including when Elton actually spoke to me.
Travail, Famille...Batterie ! by Hugauze M.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,080. Language: French. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography(5.00 from 1 review)
Tombé tout petit dans le monde bruyant du Rock, Hugauze a traversé les décennies en tapant comme un sourd sur sa batterie dans plus d'une vingtaine de groupes, passant sans sourciller de la compagnie de danse Maguy Marin, de Parkinson Square ou Garlic Frog Diet en France à la scène Grunge de Seattle ou la scène Punk de San Francisco. Mille aventures racontées avec humour par un gamin de 47 ans !
How to Fail in the Music Business: Or Succeed If You'd Rather by Joe Johnston
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.