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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.
Rouse the Crowd: How to Interact with Audiences for Gigs They Can't Forget by Gareth Bird
Price: $19.99 USD. Words: 21,670. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014 by eBookPartnership.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Reference
Are you or your band being held back by luke-warm gig crowd reactions when you play shows? Do you need to know How to Promote Your Music or act and really connect with your gig crowds as soon as you get up on stage? How about turning even the most unresponsive audience into enthusiastic fans who will sing your praises to everyone they meet for weeks after the gig?
Guitar Playing and how it Works by Peter Inglis
Series: Inglis Academy: Keys to Guitar, Book 1. Price: $29.95 USD. Words: 40,370. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014 by Peter Inglis. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Techniques
What is it? Peter Inglis has a 40 career spanning the dance hall, to the recording studio and ultimately the concert stage. He has performed all styles from rock to pop, jazz to classical and now shares his experience via publications and coaching with guitarists who wants the fast track to competence. These are the keys to good guitar playing!
The Punk Rock Las Vegas Survival Guide: Beer, Bowling and Debauchery Las Vegas Style by Bob Oedy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,400. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Music » Punk
The Punk Rock Las Vegas Survival Guide is a smart travel book for punks. Save a ton of money and squeeze every drop of fun and excitement out of your hard earned Las Vegas vacation. See world class bands, eat the best food, drink the finest beers and go home knowing you got your money's worth. Discover places and deals even the locals don't know about. This book will show you how.
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.
Knowledge - The Urban Skillz Dictionary by Sezai Coban
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 36,210. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014 by mach-mir-ein-ebook.de. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
What’s a ‘Swipe, Downrock or Scribble Foot’? Who was Rubberband Man and what did he contribute to the ‘Uprocking’ form of Urban Dance? From the outside looking in, Urban Dance and culture can seem like a big mystery, but the only thing you need to know to unlock the mystery is KNOWLEDGE. KNOWLEDGE: The Urban Skillz Dictionary is packed full of explanations, definitions and background information.
250 Music Anecdotes by David Bruce
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,390. Language: American English. Published: April 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
This book contains 250 music anecdotes, including this one: Marian Anderson was a famous singer of opera and African-American spirituals. Occasionally, someone would tell her that they would do anything to be able to sing like her. She would smile and then ask, “Would you practice eight hours a day?”
La musica. Significado y funcion by Carlos Hinojosa
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 31,900. Language: Spanish. Published: April 2, 2014 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
En las paginas de este libro, el autor, musico y musicologo, se plantea preguntas tan elementales como: Que es la musica?. Para que sirve?. Las respuestas no atienden a las definiciones clasicas de un diccionario, el autor procura llegar a las esencias de la sustancia sonora, humana y divina, material y trascendente.
Aftershock by Desiree Holt
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,610. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014 by Decadent Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
The band was hot. Rick Trajean was hotter. And Sydney Alexander knew from the moment they met she was in danger of getting badly burned. As she drove the publicity machine for Lightnin’ the heat between them threatened to consume them. Would it be able to withstand both the success of the band and an attack from an unexpected source?
Ultimate Classic Rock by Brian Westland
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,830. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
This book serves as a guide to the best rock music of the artists that emerged during the classic rock era from 1965-1985.
Variaciones y Exégesis Sobre Temas Musicales - Lo que nunca se había escrito sobre Blues y Rock by Juan Avila
Price: Free! Words: 56,580. Language: Spanish. Published: March 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Blues
Juan Ávila, gran personaje del mundo del blues en México, relata datos y hechos poco conocidos o ya olvidados, que van desde el gran Robert Johnson; pasando por las diversas culturas que impulsan el blues por el sur de Estados Unidos y el norte de México, hasta la aparición del rock.
A Brief History of Jazz Rock by Mike Baron
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 37,420. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014 by WordFire Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Music » Genres & styles / general
Author Mike Baron explores the history of this music fusion, its rise and fall in popularity. He offers highlights—and his own unique insights from a front-row seat in jazz rock—into what made the era so special.
Elogio del demonio by Eusebio Ruvalcaba
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 29,570. Language: Spanish. Published: February 12, 2014 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Nonfiction » Music » Music reference
En esta obra, el autor nos lleva por un laberinto simultáneamente ajeno y perteneciente a todo ser humano: el arte a través de la música. Logramos ser testigos fieles de hechos cotidianos de grandes creadores de la historia humana, entrando con sigilo y admiración en espacios de su intimidad. Este libro nos da esperanza, porque cuando la música es sublime, infunde de vida a quien la escucha.
Pro Audio Mastering Made Easy: Give Your Mix a Commercial Sounding Finish Without Buying More Gear by David S Eley
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 52,010. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Techniques, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - General
This book explains and demonstrates how to give your mix a commercial sounding finish using software found in any typical home/project studio. About the first 90% of getting that commercial sound is all about technique. It can be done with the tools you already have.