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Writing Hit Country Song Lyrics
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,900. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Songwriting
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
The songwriting book you can finishing reading in one sitting! Short and to the point, the fundamentals of country songwriting are covered in an an easy-to-read style. The author (a songwriter and former host of the Hit Hackers Podcast) has analyzed hundreds of hit songs to distill what they have in common.
Britain's Best: Ronnie Mayor
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Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
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A music review of Ronnie Mayor’s debut CD “A Singersong A Rotator,” unforgettable and haunting, an offering of soulful love songs expressing the richest depth of feeling, interspersed with high-energy rock tunes. The album is, in essence, a collection of finely wrought love songs and a positive expression of the “human condition” across many relationships throughout one’s life.
Chords That Ukulele Players Really Want To Know
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Series: "What Ukulele Players" guidebooks, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 870. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - General
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Barry Maz, author of the bestselling ukulele handbook series, What Ukulele Players Really Want To Know, provides the beginner uke player with the convenience of a chord chart that can be carried around on a reading device. Covering all the main ukulele chords, including Baritone tunings and chords for left handed players, Chords That Ukulele Players Really Want To Know is a must have download!
Learn to Play the Didjeridu
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,580. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Guide to playing the Australian Aboriginal instrument the didjeridu. Five lessons, chapters on meditation, story telling and sleep apnea.
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!
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
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
(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.
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
(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.
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.
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.
Through the Eyes and Ears of a Child: Vivaldi's 4 Seasons
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Price: Free! Words: 200. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » 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!
Merlin’s Guide to the Merlin: Ten Fun Songs for Seagull Merlin
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,150. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Sheet music and song books
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Merlin’s Guide to the Merlin: Ten Fun Songs for Seagull Merlin is a unique learning resource that promises a deeper understanding and love of music. Sheet music and Tablature for Seagull Merlin.
Clair de Lune Pure sheet music for piano and soprano saxophone by Claude Debussy arranged by Lars Christian Lundholm
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 140. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Category: 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
Secrets of the Guitar - How to play the Blues scale in E (minor)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Blues
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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
Mama Joy's Rap Songs
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Price: Free! Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop
(4.00 from 1 review)
A collection of rap song lyrics and dance moves for children and adults, inspired by the Divine Truth teachings about God, Truth and Love.
Francisco Tárrega: The Story of Capricho Árabe
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Price: Free! Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Classical
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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.
Ode To Joy Pure sheet music for piano and guitar arranged by Lars Christian Lundholm
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 160. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Sheet music and song books
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Ode To Joy theme from Symphony number 9 in D minor (opus 125) by Ludwig van Beethoven which is considered to be among Beethoven's greatest works. This is a Pure Premium piece of sheet music with piano backing track available. Follow link inside the sheet music. Sheet music arrangement by Lars Christian Lundholm - Score and part
How To Build A Home Recording Studio
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Digital media / audio
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Step-by-step guide for building a computer-based home recording studio capable of producing professional quality music, voice-overs, video narration, podcasts, audio books, etc. Start recording pro audio for less than $100 - virtually anyone can afford it. Then upgrade as needed. The book gives you a gear shopping list as well as tips for optimizing audio quality regardless of what gear you use.