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Before Your First Gig (Your BrAND) by Steve Dustcircle
Price: Free! 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) by J. Daniel Sawyer
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 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.
Plug In And Play: Guitar! by Jack B. Fleming
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 by Lev Parikian
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.
Rough Mix by Johnette Napolitano
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,370. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Biography(5.00 from 1 review)
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 by George Goodman
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 24,650. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music(5.00 from 1 review)
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 by M. Erik Matlock
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,850. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Entertainment(5.00 from 1 review)
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 by W.E. Powelson
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 16,060. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music theory and composition(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Bach's Guitar: Master Chords and Unlock Your Right Hand by Peter Inglis
Series: Inglis Academy: Keys to Guitar, Book 2. Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 11,060. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014 by Peter Inglis. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » Music theory and composition(5.00 from 1 review)
Do you want to know how to play any chord on the guitar? When you understand and master the steps in this book you will have unlocked the ability to play any chord on the guitar using the powerful techniques of Simple Presentation and Mixed Presentation.
Through the Eyes and Ears of a Child: Vivaldi's 4 Seasons by Indian Fields
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!
The 80s Music Compendium by Dave Kinzer
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 70,180. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference, Nonfiction » General reference » Trivia(5.00 from 1 review)
"The 80s Music Compendium" is the ultimate resource for every 80s music fan, deejay, cover band, and music educator. After listening to all 4,172 songs that made Billboard's Hot 100 chart during the 80s, the author has compiled 113 lists that include over 3600 songs.
What Ukulele Players Really Want To Know by Barry Maz
Series: "What Ukulele Players" guidebooks, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,580. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Musical instruments, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - General(4.83 from 6 reviews)
The bestselling guide for ukulele beginners, written specifically FOR beginners. This guide provides concise, no-nonsense answers to the obvious questions that the tuition books miss. With chapters dealing from everything, from ukulele sizes, prices and strings to how to grow your nails. Also includes reference section and glossary. Number ONE selling music book in the Kindle UK music chart!
The Rock and Roll Times - Music Industry Bible by Will Beattie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,380. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business(4.67 from 3 reviews)
The Rock and Roll Times- Music Industry Bible's aim is to show bands how they can do it for themselves. From recording their CD, to PRS and Publishing, to getting a Manager, Touring, Press and Publicity, Merchandise, How to set up their own Record Label amongst other chapters on all aspects of the music industry. This is a music industry guide for the New Music Business.
Stealing Fire by Susan Sloate
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 119,360. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013 by Drake Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Nonfiction » Music » Musicals(4.00 from 3 reviews)
HOW DO YOU RECOGNIZE YOUR SOUL MATE? When Beau and Amanda meet in a late night phone conversation over the hotel’s switchboard, it is the beginning of something neither has ever found—a situation that will bring them unexpected success, untold joy, and piercing heartache… until they learn that some connections, however improbable, are meant to last forever.
Guitar Odyssey by Michael Rays
Series: Guitar Odyssey, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,860. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Entertaining and inspiring, Guitar Odyssey is the day-to-day journal of amateur guitarist Michael Rays as he attempts to learn the guitar solo on Deep Purple’s “Highway Star.” Michael dives right in, blissfully unaware the project will take him two years. It's a book for 1) guitarists of any caliber; 2) rock music lovers; and 3) fans of persistence and patience.
The 20 Crucial Compositions of Anton Bruckner by Alonso Delarte
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,200. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Classical(4.00 from 1 review)
In this book, Alonso Delarte chooses 20 crucial compositions by Anton Bruckner and explains why they are fundamental to understanding Bruckner.