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“How [Not] To Write A Hit Song! - 101 Common Mistakes To Avoid If You Want Songwriting Success” by Brian Oliver
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 43,370. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Songwriting
This book looks at the essential elements found in the structure, melodies and lyrics of all hit songs. It highlights the most common mistakes made when these key components are built into a song, so that new songwriters can try to avoid such errors in their own songs. It will help aspiring writers to eradicate weaknesses in their songwriting so they can achieve the success they’re seeking.
The Concise Musical Guide to King Crimson and Robert Fripp (1969 - 1984) by Andrew Keeling
Series: Musical Guides to King Crimson, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,000. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
This Musical Guide sets the musical innovations of Robert Fripp and King Crimson within the wider artistic and cultural landscape tied together through the author's relation to both.
Portait of an Artist as a Young Improviser by Armen Nalbandian
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 26,520. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A look inside Armen Nalbandian's thought process as he created his classic album: Manchester Born and his performances throughout this time period. This book contains essays and entries written by Nalbandian from 2006-2007. Included are listening guideposts and footnotes looking back on the process. A must read for fans of Jazz and improvised music!
Clive: Working for the Man in the Age of Vinyl by Don Silver
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,690. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Music » Music business
In 1978, at age 21, after years of playing in a band, the author was hired by Clive Davis to be a talent scout for his new label, Arista Records. It was a dream job for somebody who'd lived and breathed music. The only problem was it was 1981, disco topped the charts and Clive was more interested in having hits and building his empire than making great records. A riff on life, ambition and music.
250 Anecdotes About Opera by David Bruce
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 31,200. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Opera, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
This book contains 250 anecdotes about opera, including this one: Theater director Tyrone Guthrie was a fan of opera — and especially of Verdi’s Requiem. Often, he would sing along with his recording and shout, “Yes! Yes!” His wife, Judy, occasionally asked him, “Tony, can we just listen to it?” Mr. Guthrie always replied by shouting, “No — get involved.”
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. Categories: 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.
Garth Brooks on Life, Love, and Music by Toby Welch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,630. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
To say Garth Brook is a superstar is a major understatement. Brooks is the best selling solo artist in history with more than 130 million albums sold worldwide. Since he released his debut album in 1989, he has been a mainstay on country music charts. What follows are quotes spoken by Brooks on all aspects of his life. Each quote is attributed to its original source.
Cartea despre demnitate by Alexandru Pătrașcu
Price: Free! Words: 84,970. Language: Romanian. Published: April 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » Music » Opera
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. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
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. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
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.
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.
Angel with Drumsticks by Pamela King
You set the price! Words: 24,530. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music(4.00 from 1 review)
The Church asked them to play, then betrayed their trust. The concert that should have propelled them to international stardom instead destroyed their careers. This is the story of Angel and the Brains and the La Messa Dei Giovani.
Beatles de A à Z by Daniel Ichbiah
Price: $3.83 USD. Words: 58,770. Language: French. Published: March 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Dictionnaire Beatles. De 'Abbey Road' à 'Yesterday', l'histoire des chansons, des albums, des grands événements de la vie du groupe.
A Philosophical Approach to Jazz Piano by Daniel Bennett
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 37,770. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Theory
Play the piano for a purpose, not to show how fast your fingers can move. This book is an away-from-the-piano tome for those interested in understanding jazz without all the long exercises and hours sitting at the piano. The reader will learn how to play for a purpose and acknowledge many internal thought processes. The next time you sit at your piano, you will never play as you did before.
Little Satchmo by Sharon Folta
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,150. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013 and represented by Victoria Sanders. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
To the world, Louis Armstrong is a symbol of musical genius, unparalleled success and unassailable character. To Sharon Preston Folta, he was, simply, Dad. Folta is the product of a long affair between the married musician, and the vaudeville dancer Lucille Preston. Little Satchmo is an extraordinary tale of identity, loss, and one daughter’s ultimate search for truth—and her father’s love.
Elvis Presley, Histoires et Légendes by Daniel Ichbiah
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 20,350. Language: French. Published: March 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Biographie courte de Elvis Presley, histoire des principales chansons et divers essais autour du King.
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. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Recording & reproduction, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Acoustics & Sound
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.
Master The Guitar Fretboard: Learn To Play The Guitar Again the REAL Way - Lead Guitar Lessons For Beginners And Intermediate Players Stuck In A Rut by Joe Dochtermann
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 27,570. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Theory
This book is both a method and resource for guitar players of all styles and experience levels, from rock to blues to heavy metal. It is as much for beginners as for intermediate players who are "stuck in a rut"; that dreaded feeling when you pick up the guitar and play the same old licks and riffs. It is "music theory for guitarists", with many fresh perspectives to invigorate your playing.