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Emerge Already! The Ultimate Guide to Career Building for Emerging Artists
Price: Free! 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.
The Subway Diaries
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 91,920. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
(5.00 from 1 review)
Heidi leads you on a guided tour through a subterranean world peopled by creative artists and sidewalk visionaries. Down winding tunnels and across gritty subway platforms, through her writing, both gritty and raw, she introduces you to an underground world and unforgettable cast of characters, a world that millions pass through, but few know well.A world where the music is the heartbeat of NYC.
ΑΣΠΑΣΙΑ. Για το παιδί και την όπερα
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,250. Language: Greek. Published: August 29, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Opera, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
(5.00 from 1 review)
To βιβλίο που κρατάτε στα χέρια σας, είναι μια σύντομη συνάντηση με την Ασπασία Ζέρβα. Μια πρωινή κουβεντούλα, που σφιχταγκαλιασμένη με το άρωμα της στιγμής και του ελληνικού καφέ ξεδιπλώνεται αβίαστα, άλλοτε με οδηγό το χιούμορ κι άλλοτε πάλι με τις θύμησες εκείνες που δεν συμφιλιώθηκαν ποτέ με τη φθορά του χρόνου, γιατί έσμιξαν με το πάθος της δημιουργίας και το βαθύ συναίσθημα του καλλιτέχνη.
Making Tracks: A Writer's Guide to Audiobooks (and How to Produce Them) Second Edition
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,510. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013 by ArtisticWhispers Productions, Inc. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Music » Recording & reproduction
(5.00 from 1 review)
—Revised, Updated, and Expanded for Today's Rapidly Evolving Audio World— Audiobooks represent the 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 your own audiobooks—from performance technique to studio design to production and distribution. Don't miss out!
Waving, Not Drowning
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,770. 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 orchestral conducting manual, Waving Not Drowning acts as a compendium for the aspiring conductor as well as startling insight into life on the podium.
Eric Carmen: Marathon Man
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 178,720. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
(5.00 from 1 review)
From his formative musical beginnings, to his chart-toppers with Raspberries, to his solo career smash hits, Eric Carmen has proven himself a musical genius with few equals. This fully authorized, in-depth biography follows Eric as he journeys from a small town in Ohio to national and international fame. All he wanted was a hit record (yeah!) He got it, and more! With a Foreword by Cameron Crowe.
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.
The 20 Crucial Compositions of Anton Bruckner
Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off until Oct. 11, 2020!) Words: 43,000. Language: American 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. This includes the three great Masses and the nine Symphonies.
What Ukulele Players Really Want To Know
Series: "What Ukulele Players" guidebooks, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,580. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Musical instruments, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & 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!
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
(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
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 & 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.
Steel Guitar Insanity
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,600. Language: American English. Published: November 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » Country
(4.00 from 1 review)
A compilation of 3 years of blogging about the steel guitar.
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.
Undiscovered Dinosaur: Adventures with Rock Legends of the 60s, 70s and 80s
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 48,920. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2018 by Canopic Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
(5.00 from 1 review)
From the late 1960s until the late 1980s, American expatriate Mick Lee was a working musician in the United Kingdom and other European ports. Lee’s career development led to friendships and associations—and sometimes ‘adventures’—with an assortment of musicians and other characters within the music business, including Gladys Knight, Sheryl Crow, Sting, and even a couple of lads from Liverpool.
Tales from a Wizard: The Oral History of Walpurgis: The Band Behind Phantom's Divine Comedy: Part 1
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,340. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Heavy Metal
(5.00 from 1 review)
Tales from a Wizard: The Oral History of Walpurgis recreates the tales of the band behind the ethereal and mysterious The Divine Comedy—an album known to the world as Phantom’s Divine Comedy: Part 1.
The Ghosts of Jim Morrison, The Phantom of Detroit, and the Fates of Rock 'n' Roll
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 129,890. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Music » Music business
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the story of the Phantom, the enigmatic musician behind the mysterious rock opera Phantom's Divine Comedy: Part 1 who replaced Jim Morrison in the Doors.
The Black Tide
Price: Free! Words: 78,550. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Music » Electronica
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Black Tide is the story of a young man who becomes involved in a love triangle with two sisters as he pursues his career as a recording artist. The novel explores how time changes relationships such that powerful experiences become irrevocable. It is Flaubert's Sentimental Education meets Goethe's Elective Affinities against a background of the electronic music scene in New York and London.
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.
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.
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.