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The Ultimate Book on Songwriting
By Al Kasha
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 74,160. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Songwriting
MR. AL KASHA has won awards and acclaim in every musical medium. In the combined areas of POP, R&B and COUNTRY music, he has won two ACADEMY AWARDS for BEST SONG- “THE MORNING AFTER” from THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE, and “WE MAY NEVER LOVE LIKE THIS AGAIN” from THE TOWERING INFERNO. MR. KASHA has also been nominated for two other Awards in BEST SONG and BEST SCORE for “CANDLE ON THE WATER’ from WALT
The Rise and Fall of The Clash
By Danny Garcia
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,100. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013 by Thin Man Press. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Punk
In 1983, at the height of their fame, punk band The Clash simply disintegrated. This is the full story of what really happened, as told to film-maker Danny Garcia by members of the band and those who knew them. The book contains the story of Garcia’s odyssey to the eye of rock ‘n’ roll’s most tumultuous tornado, the complete script of the resulting film, and some previously unpublished photos.
Cartea despre demnitate
By Alexandru Pătrașcu
Price: Free! Words: 84,970. Language: Romanian. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
We should all ask ourselves the logical question: what would I have done? In 1989, in the last days of Ceaușescu`s regime, a young man who was ready to graduate from high school had just a few options. Normality did not exist any longer. As far as I was concerned, 1989 came at the right moment, before I got to answer this question: what road will I take?
In the Shadow - Vol 2, The FraKctured Zone Diaries (2006 - 2012)
By Andrew Keeling
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,750. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
How do composers compose? And why? Andrew Keeling's diaries at The FraKctured Zone offer insight into the secret mechanics that power the creative process by disclosing the intellectual concerns, emotional impulses and habitual actions that constitute the daily grind of a composer-musician in the 21st Century and reveal how the harmonies, counterpoint and rhythms of life fuel the creative act.
The Doors Examined
By Jim Cherry
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,480. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013 by Bennion Kearny. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
The Doors Examined examines The Doors and the band's members. It is comprised of selected acclaimed and original articles from The Doors Examiner and serves up content that assesses The Doors' seminal albums, how the group’s music has influenced other artists, and key people in the band’s history; people like Jim Morrison, Jac Holzman, Paul Rothchild, Bruce Botnick, and Pam Courson.
Beatles de A à Z
By Daniel Ichbiah
Price: $3.83 USD. Words: 58,770. Language: French. Published: March 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Dictionnaire Beatles. De 'Abbey Road' à 'Yesterday', l'histoire des chansons, des albums, des grands événements de la vie du groupe.
Pro Techniques For Home Recording: Studio Tracking, Mixing, & Mastering Tips, Tricks, & Techniques With Audio
By Joe Dochtermann
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 58,930. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Recording & reproduction
Why do professional recordings sound "bigger than life"? Are there special microphones and secret techniques? Or is it somehow the magic of the "big studio"? Learn how to improve your tracks (without spending big bucks on gear) with "Pro Techniques For Home Recording". This eBook covers every step in home music production from setup to mixing and mastering. Complete with audio examples.
Travail, Famille...Batterie !
By Hugauze M.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,080. Language: French. Published: February 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
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Tombé tout petit dans le monde bruyant du Rock, Hugauze a traversé les décennies en tapant comme un sourd sur sa batterie dans plus d'une vingtaine de groupes, passant sans sourciller de la compagnie de danse Maguy Marin, de Parkinson Square ou Garlic Frog Diet en France à la scène Grunge de Seattle ou la scène Punk de San Francisco. Mille aventures racontées avec humour par un gamin de 47 ans !
Me & U2 360
By Cathal McCarron
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,380. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Between 30th June 2009 in Barcelona and 30th July 2011 in Moncton, Cathal followed the U2 360° tour, writing reviews and tales of the concerts as he went. The ebook of Me & U2 360° is a multimedia collection of all those concert tales. If you saw a U2 360° concert, or are a U2 fan, then you will thoroughly enjoy this book!
Me & U2
By Cathal McCarron
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,310. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
‘Me And U2’ is an account of Cathal's life set to the backdrop of his love affair with U2's music. For all U2 fans who have ever disliked an album, loved a single, struggled to get a ticket, camped outside an arena, worn out favourite videotapes or simply just sometimes got lost in the music, this book will have at least one reference that will make you say, ‘That could have been me!’.
Infinite Crab Meats
By Byron Crawford
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,060. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop
An all you can eat buffet of probing, insightful hip-hop journalism, with thoughts on Rick Ross, Kreayshawn, Das Racist, Odd future, El-P, Killer Mike, Chief Keef, Rap Genius and music publications Pitchfork, SPIN and XXL.
There are Faces I Remember: Fallen Stars of Classic Rock
By Randy Steinman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,930. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
An interesting, largely anecdotal look at eleven rock stars who left us before their time. Subjects include: Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, John Lennon, George Harrison, Keith Moon, John Entwistle, Duane Allman, Freddie Mercury, John Bonham and Brian Jones.
Arrondissements
By Wayne Wolfson
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,820. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013 by SideCartel. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Classical
Arrondissements is a collection of thematically-linked (music & literature) non-fiction essays, showing how one generation's young lions becomes the proceeding's establishment whose accomplishments the next generation feels compelled to break free from or build off of. Erudite,yet maintaining a conversational tone, seeking to separate various historical myths from the actual truth.
My Life as an Elton Fan
By Ronald Rosenthal
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,840. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
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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
By Andrea Olmstead
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,220. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Classical
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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.
Making Tracks: A Writer's Guide to Audiobooks (and How to Produce Them)
By J. Daniel Sawyer
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,910. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013 by AWP Books. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Audiobooks represent the second 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, and distribute your own audiobooks and radio dramas—from performance technique to studio design to production management, and more. Don't miss out on this unprecedented opportunity!
Don't Ever Punch a Rockstar: A Collection of Hate Mail And Other Crazy Rumors
By Danny Marianino
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,500. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Documenting Danny Marianino's days as a metalhead from childhood into adulthood, Don't Ever Punch a Rockstar somehow rationalizes playing in a few hardcore/punk bands, touring, fighting, drinking, internet bullying, celebrity encounters, satanic curses, house fires, harassment and collecting an immeasurable amount of hate mail from some of the most illiterate human beings the world has to offer.
Preservation: The Kinks' Music 1964-1974
By Andrew Hickey
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 52,490. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
In the first ten years of their career, the Kinks underwent a creative explosion that was almost unparalleled in popular music. In this book, Andrew Hickey analyses every studio recording by the Kinks from their first album in 1964 through to the epic triple concept album Preservation a decade later, in a book that is full of forthright and sometimes controversial opinion.
Song of the Day, Volume I
By Scott Miller
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,860. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
A music uber-fan takes you through 1,000 of his favorite songs, most of which no one has ever heard of. Rock, pop, folk, punk, metal, classical, Latin, experimental ... no genre was safe. Perfect for the music fanatic in your life!
Your Band Is A Virus - Expanded Edition
By James Moore
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,590. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
“Your Band Is A Virus! Expanded Edition” is the bigger and better sequel to 2010's bestselling book "Your Band Is A Virus - Behind-the-Scenes & Viral Marketing for the Independent Musician". Almost double the size of it's predecessor, "Your Band Is A Virus! Expanded Edition" is the ultimate music marketing guide for serious independent musicians and bands.