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Firepower for the Church Musician by Dennis Williams
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,470. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Religious - Christian, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
Firepower for the Church Musician is an inspiring collection of essays covering a variety of issues commonly found in the average Christian church music program, illuminated with scripture references and illustrated with examples from real-life people and events, all designed to get the reader fired up about doing the work of music in the church.
Conversations With My Dead Rock Star Best Friend by Susan Daley
Price: $4.79 USD. Words: 32,320. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Nonfiction » Psychology » Addiction
After 20 years as bass player for Tom Petty, Howie took his role as 'Heartbreaker' too far, now he's dead. This left me bereft, he was my best friend. Mercifully, he got back in touch the night of his funeral, which is excellent because I had a lot of questions, and he has to tell the truth, lest he be deported to the netherworld. Here lies a collection of conversations and memories, good and bad
Me & U2 Around the World - Part 2 - North America 2009 by Cathal McCarron
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 154,960. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Cathal describes his dramatic time following the U2 360˚ tour through North America in the summer of 2009, from Chicago to Vancouver, through Boston, New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and every other city U2 visited in between.
A Escondidas by Isaac Baltanas, Sr
Price: Free! Words: 30,600. Language: Spanish. Published: December 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Voice
¿Recuerdas los dorados años noventa? Fue una época increíble en muchos aspectos y lo fue especialmente para la radio. En aquellos tiempos Patrick D. Frutos dirigía el programa A Escondidas, en Onda Diez. Estas son sus transcripciones.
When Swing Was King! by Art Koch
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 26,800. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2015 by Richter Publishing LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Appreciation
The author takes you on a journey from the minuet during the early days of our country’s birth, to the turn of century with the waltz through ragtime and blues into the explosion of the 1950’s with the birth of “rock-and-roll!”
California Dreaming: The LA Music Scene and the 60s by Andrew Hickey
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,250. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
In this book, Andrew Hickey takes a look at the LA pop music scene of the 60s through the lens of its greatest records, looking at the interconnections between seemingly disparate bands and performers. Discover the song Davy Jones of the Monkees wrote about Captain Beefheart, or the member of the Mothers of Invention who named Buffalo Springfield and wrote songs for the Beach Boys.
Lame Brain: My Journey Back to Real Life by Rick Roberts
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 86,060. Language: American English. Published: November 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain)
A multi-platinum rock star’s life meets an unexpected detour when a bump on the head reveals itself to be a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Told with honesty and humor, Lame Brain is Rick Roberts’ story of his entangled afflictions of TBI and Alcoholism. For Rick Roberts, this meant losing his ability to walk, losing many of his guitar skills, and facing difficult decisions.
Gordon's Blues Guides, Volume Three: Blues-Rock by Rev. Keith A. Gordon
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 37,170. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Blues, Nonfiction » Music » Discography & Buyer’s Guides
Blues-Rock (1960s-2010s) is the third volume of Gordon's Blues Guide's, a concise and informative primer on this popular sub-genre of the blues with artist bios and recommended recordings as compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, former About.com Blues Expert.
L.A. Punk Rocker by Brenda Perlin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,540. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Punk, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
#1 BEST SELLER - PUNK #1 BEST SELLER - PHOTOJOURNALISM This is what Billy Idol had to say about L.A. Punk Rocker… "Pretty wild chapter on me…maybe u shouldv’e written my book, good luck with it..BFI.” Fifteen stories from the eighties set in Los Angeles, written by LA Punk Queen Brenda Perlin and her friends who lived every moment of an electric era in the City of Angels.
The 360 Degree Songwriter by Gilli Moon
Price: $9.98 USD. Words: 35,670. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Songwriting
There is a song; and there is a Hit Song. Which one do you want to write? Are you a Hit Song Maker? This book analyzes what is a “Hit Song”, covering my Hit Song Recipe - a collection of special ingredients that makes up the “Hit Song” sauce. This analysis will help you as a songwriter gain a clearer path on how to write a “Hit” song and why you should at least write one for your catalog.
Rock Vibrations - la saga des hits du rock by Daniel Ichbiah
Price: $6.69 USD. Words: 67,980. Language: French. Published: September 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
L'histoire des chansons mythiques du rock. Stairway to heaven, Satisfaction, Smells like teen spirits… C'est l'histoire de ces monuments du rock, de ces petits moments d'éternité musicale que j'ai voulu vous conter. Comment ont pris forme "Hotel California", "Sultans of Swing", "Paris s'éveille"… ?
The 80s Music Compendium by Dave Kinzer
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 70,180. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference, Nonfiction » General reference » Trivia(5.00 from 1 review)
"The 80s Music Compendium" is the ultimate resource for every 80s music fan, deejay, cover band, and music educator. After listening to all 4,172 songs that made Billboard's Hot 100 chart during the 80s, the author has compiled 113 lists that include over 3600 songs.
The MusicSocket.com Music Industry Directory 2016 by J. Paul Dyson
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,660. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2015 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 1,500 record labels, and over 1,000 managers.
Song Hits by Aoanan Milson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,500. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Sheet music and song books
Compiled for your guitar playing and singing pleasures! More than 8000 songs: Including New Top Hits, Billboard Top Hits 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, Acoustics, Love Songs, Alternative Rock, OPM, POP and many more.
The Festive Fifty by Mark Whitby
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 145,880. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Alternative
The Festive Fifty was broadcast annually by John Peel from 1976 until his passing in 2004. Dandelion Radio have since taken responsibility for the chart, continuing to collate votes from listeners in the Peel tradition This updated version of a book that first came out in 2005 contains information from the Dandelion festive fifties as well as statistics from throughout the chart's history.
Gigging In Asia by Harry Schnur email@example.com
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 22,780. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
A collection of nine hard hitting interviews featuring Musicians, Vocalists and Booking agents who are working and living in Asia.
Ringo Starr And The Beatles Beat (Part One) by Alex Cain & Terry McCusker
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,220. Language: British English. Published: August 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Percussion
With over 80 years drumming experience between them, Liverpool drummers Alex Cain and Terry McCusker exploring the percussive elements of The Beatles songbook, providing intuitive descriptions and detailed drum notation of the drumming and percussion in every original Beatles release. Part One of Ringo Starr and The Beatles Beat covers the years 1962-1966, from Love Me Do to Tomorrow Never Knows.
Shootin’ the Sh*t — Volume One: Conversations with Rock Anti- Heroes, Icons & Metal Gods by Vinny Cecolini
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 42,310. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
The truths behind long-debated rock ‘n’ roll legends; the inspirations for, and true meanings of, classic song lyrics; the decisions for leaving and returning to major bands; the struggles with such un-rock ‘n’ roll things as fatherhood and maturity: just a few of the revelations contained within the pages of Shooting the Sh*t Volume One: Conversations with Rock Anti-Heroes, Icons & Metal Gods
365 Surprising and Inspirational Rock Star Quotes by Rodney Miles
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 33,680. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
We mean it when we say "surprising and inspirational!" Well over 500 pages, this was a bona fide labor of love over several years of picking and choosing not just a quote for every day of your year, but also short, quippy, sometimes stunning bios of over 200 of these guys and gals. Oh, and cool photos! (Especially the one of Ace Frehley, but hey, I'm biased!) Read, dwell, read again!