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Thirty Men & a Girl: A Singer’s Memoirs of War, Mountains, Travel, and always Music by Elisabeth Parry
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 176,750. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014 by Amolibros. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
This is a wonderful book, tracing the life of an extraordinary and inspirational woman - her wartime experiences, travelling throughout the Middle East during the War performing for the troops with a small orchestra, and becoming a WW2 forces sweetheart. Then follows her post war career as an opera singer, Elisabeth Parry's fascinating memoir fills an important gap in British operatic history.
The Top 40 Annual 2013 by James Masterton
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 89,270. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Reference, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
The full story of every UK Top 40 hit of the year. Artist by artist and song by song, the hits that defined this most memorable year in pop music. The latest reference book in the acclaimed series for chart fans of all ages - your complete guide to the hits of 2013.
Singing My Life by Valentina Suzukei
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,980. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014 by Bapalar. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » World music
Valentina Süzükei takes readers on a journey through the life of legendary throat singer Kongar-ool Ondar. When he came onto the scene in 1989, Ondar was one of the pioneers of Tuvan throat singing in the West. Süzükei tells stories of his childhood, his first travels abroad, his collaborations with Frank Zappa, and his work on the Genghis Blues motion picture.
The Christian Musicians Devotional by Marie Wise
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 127,730. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 by UnLeashed Arts. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Devotional, Nonfiction » Music » Religious - Christian
The Christian Musicians Devotional is 365 daily devotions specifically for Christian musicians who desire extraordinary music ministries. This book addresses the attitudes, issues, and difficulties involved with music ministry. Digging deeper into ministry means drawing closer to God and living His love for people.
Kanye West Superstar by Byron Crawford
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 66,620. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Kanye West is the self-proclaimed Steve Jobs of the Internet, downtown, fashion and culture. He doesn't just produce critically acclaimed rap albums, he has ideas for water bottle design and architecture. He aspires to design a leather jogging pant for a European clothing line. Kanye West Superstar is the story of how Kanye West became such an important person to himself and also to America.
Big Ban Theory: Elementary Essence Applied to Antimony and How a White Wedding at the Hunger Games Had a Mocking Jay Nixon and Silent Bob Strike Back at Magical ME 23rd, Volume 51 by Rod Island
Series: Big Ban Theory, Book 47. Price: Free! Words: 66,400. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Supernatural, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Volume 51 is a continuation of Volume 50. It covers news for 8/14 of 2014 to 8/16 of 2014. It does a Psychic Examination of the incident in Ferguson, Missouri using Psychic Forensic Analysis of the data. It also covers the theme of Madonna and the news articles pertaining to God that surfaced. There's also references to Harry Potter and the movie "Crazy, Stupid, Love."
The MusicSocket.com Music Industry Directory 2015 by J. Paul Dyson
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,350. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2014 by JP&A Dyson. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
This indispensable directory is a must-have for anyone wanting to make it in the music industry! It gives you: hundreds of record labels; hundreds of music managers; indexes by genre, so you can quickly find all the right listings; and access to overseas markets. It also provides free access to the entire current databases online, including over 1,400 record labels, and over 900 managers.
Outside Music, Inside Voices: Dialogues on Improvisation and the Spirit of Creative Music by Garrison Fewell
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 113,940. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
Outside Music, Inside Voices is an exploration of the outer realm of music and the inner voices of creative musicians. Guitarist-composer Garrison Fewell’s book shares musician-to-musician dialogues centered around the ways in which spiritual values inform the lives and art of improvisers.
The Song Creation Formula: 7 Easy Steps to Writing Your Song by Signe Miranda
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 37,690. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Songwriting, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
This book is for people who've never written a song as well as songwriters looking for new inspiration. In "7 Easy Steps to Writing Your Song", you'll have a step by step guide to write your first song or write a song in a new way, breaking old patterns. Interviews: Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), Greig Nori (Treble Charger), Oh Susanna, Jeremy Fisher, Kat Goldman, Luke Doucet (Whitehorse), Craig Northey.
Strange Boat - Mike Scott & The Waterboys by Ian Abrahams
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 93,680. Language: British English. Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Strange Boat charts the twisting and meandering journey of Mike Scott, describing the literary and spiritual references that inform his songwriting and exploring the multitude of locations and cultures in which his band, The Waterboys, have assembled and reflected in their recordings.
My Music in London by John Amis
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 88,200. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014 by Amolibros. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Classical, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
a review of the post-war period in classical music mostly in London by music critic John Amis
So, You Want To Be A DJ? by Graham Charles
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 57,640. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Dance music
An often hilarious insight to the world of entertainment, music and how to become a top DJ! This book is a valuable resource for up-and-coming DJ's with tips and advice cemented in between Graham’s witty stories as he plays around the world sharing the adventures & mishaps that happen along the way. From London to New York, France to Malta. From a humble start to playing to 1000's!
All the Wrong Notes - Adventures in Unpopular Music by Dave Hadfield
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 56,400. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014 by Scratching Shed Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Folk, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
In All the Wrong Notes, Dave Hadfield offers a humorous and provocative insight into the world of folk music, His sure ear for the scene’s quirks and eccentricities produces unique takes on major figures like Bob Dylan, Ewan MacColl and Leonard Cohen. This is an ideal folk primer for anyone new to the genre and an entertaining ramble for those who know their gimbri from their mandolin.
Shamanic Drumming Circles Guide by Michael Drake
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 33,210. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit, Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Percussion
Indigenous shamanic peoples have gathered in community drum circles for thousands of years. Although most of us did not grow up in an indigenous shamanic tradition, we can still tap into the healing power of shamanic drumming. Drawing upon twenty-five years of experience, shamanic practitioner Michael Drake has written a step-by-step guide to creating and facilitating shamanic drumming circles.
Motown Encyclopedia by Graham Betts
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 491,950. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Soul & R 'n B, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Motown Encylopedia contains 1,178 entries connected with the iconic label, including every artist from its launch in 1959 to its sale in 1988, along with key executives, songwriters, producers and musicians as well as the background stories to every Top Ten hit album and single, film, cast recording and soundtrack release. A fact packed book from start to finish.
How to Write a Song in 30 Minutes or Less by CJW Books
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,420. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Songwriting, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Composition
A crash course in quick songwriting, this book features everything you need to get your creative juices flowing to create chart-topping hits made for today's radio in 30 minutes or less. From inspiration to completion, this 140-page package gives you all you need!
Writin' Dirty: An Anthology by Byron Crawford
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,560. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop
Writin' Dirty is a collection of the 100 best essays hip-hop blogger Byron Crawford wrote from 2006 to 2011, selected from over 1,000 total, i.e. the top 10%—this is a book both Mitt Romney and the black guy who operates his car elevator could appreciate.
Learn To Play C6 Lap Steel Guitar: For Absolute Beginners To Intermediate Level by Joe Dochtermann
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 30,150. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar
The Lap Steel Guitar is gaining popularity and crossing musical borders from it's traditional stomping grounds in folk, blues, and country music into rock and popular music. In this 140 page eBook, you'll learn the basics of the C6 lap steel (incl. music theory and reading tabs), work your way through chords and scales, and learn six example pieces. Includes MP3 audio for even easier learning.
The Vinyl Dialogues: Stories Behind Memorable Albums Of The 1970s As Told By The Artists by Mike Morsch
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,520. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
The new book by Mike Morsch features interviews with Rock luminaries such as Hall & Oates, Stevie Van Zandt, Dave Mason, Edgar Winter, Joe Vitale, The Doobie Brothers, Al Stewart and more. The Vinyl Dialogues offers the stories behind 31 of the top albums of the 70s, including backstories behind the albums, the songs, and the artists.