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Guitar Odyssey
By Michael Rays
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,740. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
(4.00 from 1 review)
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.
Hip Hop
By Steven Hager
Series: History of Hip Hop, Book 6 · Adventures in Journalism, Book 8. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,030. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the early 1980s, I became the first reporter to travel to the South Bronx to document the origins of hip hop and this book remains the most authentic portrait of the first generation. It was recently updated with never-before-seen photos and illustrations.
The Orchestra Audition : How to Prepare
By Roger Frisch
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 20,380. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Classical
This detailed packed book will walk you through every aspect of auditioning for a symphony orchestra. Included is a 6 week step by step guide. Also included are the Most Common Excerpts asked in auditions for all the instruments of the orchestra. Learn the Most Common Mistake in taking orchestral auditions and read the extensive section on how to cope with Performance Nerves.
A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of the Latter Day Saints
By Kurt Kammeyer
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 33,000. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Religious and spiritual music
In early 1836, Frederick G. Williams and William W. Phelps published the first hymnal of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Kirtland, Ohio. It contained ninety hymns, but only the words were included - the Saints were expected to know the tunes by heart. This new publication represents the first time that the 1835 LDS hymnal has ever been published along with its tunes.
Ultimate Classic Rock
By Brian Westland
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,830. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference
This book serves as a guide to the best rock music of the artists that emerged during the classic rock era from 1965-1985.
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.
Guitar and Harmonica Method
By George Goodman
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 24,650. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Guitar and Harmonica Method provides aspiring musicians with the basic tools and knowledge needed to play guitar and harmonica together, to be able to perform great songs with confidence and to gain a deeper musical understanding. Guitar instruction is introduced in the first section, harmonica instruction in the second. The third section utilizes music theory to bring the instruments together
250 Anecdotes About Opera
By David Bruce
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 27,850. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Opera
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 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. Category: 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.
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!
Murphy's laws of Songwriting
By RALPH MURPHY
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 37,860. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Songwriting
Achieving "hit writer" status has always been a formidable goal for any songwriter. Catching the ear of the monumentally distracted listener has never been more difficult. Getting their attention, inviting them in to your song and keeping them there requires more than being just a "good" songwriter. Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting arms the songwriter for success by demystifying the process.
The Other Side Of Pain
By Etterlene DeBarge
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 32,010. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Soul & R 'n B
The Matriarch of the famed 80's musical group "DeBarge" shares the untold story of fame, tragedy and perseverance.
The Art of the Soundcheck
By M. Erik Matlock
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 27,850. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
(5.00 from 1 review)
The long awaited handbook for surviving in the audio production business. Mandatory reading for anyone planing a career in sound for studio or stage. M. Erik Matlock shares a wealth of wisdom earned over 20 years in audio production. He is a veteran of church, studio, stage, touring, theater, concert, corporate and installation sound.