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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
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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 by hmatthies. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Pop Vocal
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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
How to Get Noticed, Heard and Hired
Price: Free! Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
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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
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"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
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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
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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
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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
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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: 5,860. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Digital media / audio, Nonfiction » Music » Recording & reproduction
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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: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,470. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - General, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - General
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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
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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.
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 ArtisticWhispers Productions, Inc. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Music » Recording & reproduction
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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
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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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,840. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
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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.
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
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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: 2,560. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Reference, Nonfiction » Music » Electronica
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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
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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
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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.
Rough Mix
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,370. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
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Johnette Napolitano was born in Hollywood, California and has toured the world as the main voice and bassist of the Los Angeles rock band Concrete Blonde. A respected and prolific songwriter and recording artist, Napolitano is also a gallery artist and has studied art in Mata Ortiz, Mexico and Flamenco in Spain.
Guitar and Harmonica Method
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 24,650. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
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The Guitar and Harmonica Method provides aspiring musicians with the basic tools and knowledge needed to play guitar and harmonica together, to be able to perform great songs with confidence and to gain a deeper musical understanding. Guitar instruction is introduced in the first section, harmonica instruction in the second. The third section utilizes music theory to bring the instruments together