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Finding Fela: My Strange Journey to Meet the AfroBeat King in Lagos [1983]
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,670. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011. Category: 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
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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. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop
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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
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Series: Adventures in Journalism, Book 9. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 36,640. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists
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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
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Series: "What Ukulele Players" guidebooks, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,180. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
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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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,980. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: 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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,880. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Digital media / audio
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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
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Series: "What Ukulele Players" guidebooks, Book 4. Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 49,380. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012. Category: 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)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012 by aLife Beyond Books. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
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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)
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,910. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013 by AWP Books. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,220. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013. Category: 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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,840. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Category: 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.
Travail, Famille...Batterie !
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,080. Language: French. Published: February 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
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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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,760. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2013 by Rhythm Rascal Publishing. Category: 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.
Justin Bieber
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Series: JKBooks information books, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Children’s
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Want to know more about Justin Bieber? You came to the right place! Read on to find out more!
Plug In And Play: Guitar!
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Price: Free! Words: 1,720. Language: English (Scottish dialect). Published: June 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar
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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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,920. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Classical
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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
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,370. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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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
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 24,650. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar
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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
The Art of the Soundcheck
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,850. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
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The long awaited handbook for surviving in the audio production business. Mandatory reading for anyone planing a career in sound for studio or stage. M. Erik Matlock shares a wealth of wisdom earned over 20 years in audio production. He is a veteran of church, studio, stage, touring, theater, concert, corporate and installation sound.
Time Signatures: Finite to Infinity
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 16,060. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Music theory and composition
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Finally! An easy to follow explanation of odd-even time-signatures and rhythm theory. Learn to easily jam and play music comfortably within any odd or even time signature. This is what they didn't teach you in music-theory classes. Discover more than 18 quintillion unique and different (modern music) song-beat structures. This knowledge will change the face of modern music styles.