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Elton John: Fifty Years On: The Complete Guide to the Musical Genius of Elton John and Bernie Taupin
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,360. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2019 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
A great companion to ME, Elton’s official autobiography! Elton John is as big as they come… the albums • the songs • the concerts • the musicals • the charities • the accolades • the costumes • the glasses • the music!
Indulge Your Senses: Scaling Intimacy in a Digital World
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 50,070. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2019 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics, Nonfiction » Music » Music business
After starting two iconic music venues and surviving the dot-com bust, Michael Dorf offers gripping stories and hard-earned business lessons with a contrarian twist. As technology becomes more deeply woven into our lives, the key to success can be found in satisfying people’s yearning for live human interaction.
The MusicSocket.com Music Industry Directory 2020
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,220. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2019 by JP&A Dyson. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Reference » Directories
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 2,000 record labels, and over 1,300 managers.
Quad Cities Underground
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,480. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » Punk
Writer Chad V. Holtkamp began his own career with an entertainment column focused on the happenings of the local music scene. Between 1999 – 2005, his “Quad Cities Underground” column appeared monthly in The Dispatch and Rock Island Argus newspapers. As Y2K fizzled and the millennium safely turned, the local music scene proved fertile ground for a wide variety of musical styles.
Street Beats
Price: $5.25 USD. Words: 55,650. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar
The true story of a young musician's wild and reckless years on the streets of Europe and in the Paris Métro. The story starts as he meets his first big love in London in 1979. The Street Beats are born as three musicians get together and spend an unbelievable summer playing the streets of Germany, France and Switzerland.
The Operas of Richard Wagner Vernacularized into American
Price: Free! Words: 107,010. Language: American English. Published: August 9, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Opera
This is a vernaularization of all of Wagner's 13 operas into a language the average American can easily understand. A massive number of repetitions have been deleted as well as countless useless adjectives.
Conversations With and About John Fahey
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,120. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
“Conversations With and About John Fahey” is divided into two parts with the first made up of 8 interviews with John Fahey about music, religion, philosophy and a variety of other subjects during the late 1990’s. Part two is 7 interviews with his former wife Melody, Country Joe McDonald, Terry Robb, Tim Knight, Rob Scrivner and Stevan Allred along with “30” inside photographs taken by the author.
Accordion Revolution: A People’s History of the Accordion in North America from the Industrial Revolution to Rock and Roll
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 124,490. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Ethnomusicology
With an eye for colorful characters and a sharp sense of humor, accordion historian Bruce Triggs uncovers the hidden back-story of the squeezebox in everyone’s closet. Accordion Revolution is about more than an instrument: it’s a living, breathing restoration of the squeezebox to its rightful place at the roots of North America’s popular music.
No Encore!: Musicians Reveal Their Weirdest, Wildest, Most Embarrassing Gigs
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 79,000. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2019 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Featuring never-before-told stories, No Encore! takes you on tour with over sixty iconic musicians as they relive their weirdest, wildest, most embarrassing gigs.
The Days of Guns, & Raz's
Price: Free! Words: 121,260. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Heavy Metal
"A rollicking account of a paralyzed Gen Xer coming of age in the oft-times sordid Hollywood rock scene of the mid '80s, "The Days of Guns, And Raz's" is a treasure trove of little-known anecdotes from the formative days of Guns N' Roses, LA Guns and other Hollywood hard-rock and heavy metal luminaries. Related in a wry, cynical voice, Raz Cue's memorable memoir is ESSENTIAL reading."
Sangeet Aarohee - An Essential Study of Hindustani Classical Music
Price: $8.49 USD. Words: 60,890. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2019 by Wordit CDE. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Ethnomusicology
…A concise yet extensive coverage of various aspects of Hindustani Classical Music.
Forever Changing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,390. Language: British English. Published: May 25, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Dave’s third book continues his musical story, starting in 1987 when he moved back to Northamptonshire after three years in Somerset. In 1990 he became a Christian and within a few years had recorded his first album of self penned songs. Between 1994 and 2005 he released seven albums of mostly original material. Dave and his wife Sue took part in numerous Christian festivals and events including p
Chart Watch UK - Hits of 1989
Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 130,080. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Music reference
From the longest-serving music columnist online comes this comprehensive account of the Top 40 hit singles of 1989. Every artist to land a hit single during the year is documented and every one of their hits is catalogued. The essential guide to a fascinating year in pop music, and the perfect reference book for any self-respecting 80s music fan.
Chart Watch UK - Hits of 1988
Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 113,450. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Reference, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
From the longest-serving music columnist online comes this comprehensive account of the Top 40 hit singles of 1988. Every artist to land a hit single during the year is documented and every one of their hits is catalogued. The essential guide to a fascinating year in pop music, and the perfect reference book for any self-respecting 80s music fan.
J. S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in D Minor; WTC II and Harmonic Solutions with Patterns of Mental-Bass Progressions
Price: $7.70 USD. Words: 50,900. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Piano & Keyboard, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Composition
When we read Bach, if we play the notes and Intervals without a clear awareness of their harmonic identity, then we are not truly playing his music. For any student of Bach, the natural question must surely be to ask what the harmonic identity is. In these scores, I reveal my own interpretation, providing my "harmonic solutions" to Bach's practice, based upon methodical research.
J. S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in G Major; WTC II and Harmonic Solutions with Patterns of Mental-Bass Progressions
Price: $7.70 USD. Words: 51,680. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Piano & Keyboard, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Composition
When we read Bach, if we play the notes and Intervals without a clear awareness of their harmonic identity, then we are not truly playing his music. For any student of Bach, the natural question must surely be to ask what the harmonic identity is. In these scores, I reveal my own interpretation, providing my "harmonic solutions" to Bach's practice, based upon methodical research.
The RockStar's Survival Guide
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 113,110. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Recording & reproduction, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Have you ever tried to become a professional musician? Did you get signed and did you ride off into the sunset with millions of fans? From recording studios, to album artists, disgruntle band members, marketing agents, criminal and shady clubs, Digger Jones exposes the truth behind an industry that picks its pawns carefully. With hilarious stories of failures, minor successes and priceless advice.
Téléphone, au coeur de la vie - biographie du groupe Téléphone
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 89,550. Language: French. Published: March 11, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
La biographie du plus grang groupe de rock français - Téléphone
I Still Believe: A Memoir of Wreckage, Recovery, and Relentless Love
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,200. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2019 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Love & Marriage
Faith. Fame. Abuse. Shame. Alcoholism. Recovery. Redemption. This is the captivating, untold story of Christian music legend, Russ Taff.
My Thirtysomething Guitars
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 50,900. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar
This book is an archive of the thirty-plus guitars I have acquired while restarting my hobby of playing the guitar after thirty years of absence. It is a collection of pictures, descriptions and experiences I have gained while searching, buying, maintaining and playing these budget to mid-range guitars, which may also inform and entertain the fellow guitar enthusiast.