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My Life as an Elton Fan
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.
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
(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.
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.
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.
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.
Bach's Guitar: Master Chords and Unlock Your Right Hand
Series: Inglis Academy: Keys to Guitar, Book 2. Price: $9.99 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
Price: Free! Words: 200. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Music / Classical, Nonfiction » Music » Classical
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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!
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
(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.
The Art of the Soundcheck
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.
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
Rogue Hunter: Inquest Soundtrack Companion
Series: Rogue Hunter. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Reference, Nonfiction » Music » Electronica
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Waving, Not Drowning
Price: $3.99 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 orchestral 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.
What Ukulele Players Really Want To Know
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,390. 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.
Guitar Odyssey
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.
Francisco Tárrega: The Story of Capricho Árabe
Price: Free! Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Classical, Essay » Author profile
(4.00 from 1 review)
Francisco Tárrega: The Story of Capricho Árabe, is a brief look into guitarist/composer Francisco Tárrega and a study of performance practice of the piece.
Secrets of the Guitar - How to play the Blues scale in E (minor)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Blues, Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar
(4.00 from 1 review)
Learn how to play the blues scale in E minor. Learn all the blues scale patterns on different positions on the neck, and how to switch from one position to another fast. - The guitar neck explained - I - IV - V explained - 12 bar blues explained - Blues scale in E explained - Different positions on the neck - Bending strings
Clair de Lune Pure sheet music for piano and soprano saxophone by Claude Debussy arranged by Lars Christian Lundholm
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 140. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Sheet music and song books
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Clair de Lune Pure sheet music for piano and soprano saxophone by Claude-Achille Debussy arranged by Lars Christian Lundholm. Clair de Lune from Suite bergamasque is one of the most famous piano suites by the composer. As the 3rd movement from the suite opus number CD 82, L.75 Debussy commenced it in 1890 at age 28, but he did not finish or publish it until 1905 - Score and part