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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: $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.
Writing Hit Country Song Lyrics
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
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
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: 1,340. 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
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!
Series: The Whole Guitarist: Keys to Guitar. Price: Free! Words: 2,600. 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
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
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 [1983]
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
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
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
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
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
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.
The Complete What Ukulele Players Really Want To Know
Series: "What Ukulele Players" guidebooks, Book 4. Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 49,380. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - General, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Techniques
(5.00 from 1 review)
NOW TOGETHER IN ONE VOLUME! Bringing together the ukulele beginners bestsellers What Ukulele Players Really Want To Know and More Of What Ukulele Players Really Want To Know, Barry Maz returns with a handy omnibus edition! With over 50 chapters of advice, this is the Complete guidance for new players
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.
Making Tracks: A Writer's Guide to Audiobooks (and How to Produce Them)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,910. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013 by AWP Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Music » Recording & reproduction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Audiobooks represent the second fastest-growing segment of the book industry. As demand explodes like never before, how can an author capture this audience? Making Tracks gives you everything you need to produce, and distribute your own audiobooks and radio dramas—from performance technique to studio design to production management, and more. Don't miss out on this unprecedented opportunity!
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.