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A Guide to Essential Popular Music-Volume One by Brian Westland
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.
Emerge Already! The Ultimate Guide to Career Building for Emerging Artists by Jade Simmons
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.
33 Days: Touring In A Van. Sleeping On Floors. Chasing A Dream by Bill See
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,730. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Alternative, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This coming of age memoir follows an indie rock band's first tour by van across the U.S. and Canada. No roadies, no soundmen - all they have is their music and each other's friendship. It's a now or never moment-take a shot at your dream or regret it for the rest of your life. They set out on the road to discovery to drink in all they could and maybe sell a few records. They grew up instead.
Monkee Music by Andrew Hickey
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 42,730. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2011 by hmatthies. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Pop Vocal(5.00 from 1 review)
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
Hip Hop by Steven Hager
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(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.
Art After Midnight: The East Village Scene by Steven Hager
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(5.00 from 1 review)
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 by Barry Maz
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.
The Complete What Ukulele Players Really Want To Know by Barry Maz
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(5.00 from 1 review)
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
Making Tracks: A Writer's Guide to Audiobooks (and How to Produce Them) Second Edition by J. Daniel Sawyer
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!
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.
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.
Waving, Not Drowning by Lev Parikian
Price: Free! 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 orchestral conducting manual, Waving Not Drowning acts as a compendium for the aspiring conductor as well as startling insight into life on the podium.
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.
The 80s Music Compendium by Dave Kinzer
Price: $7.99 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: 109,390. 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 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: $3.99 USD. 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.