Books tagged: music criticism

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Music: What Happened?
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,550. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011 by Joseph Mallon. Category: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
In Music: What Happened?, renowned musician Scott Miller writes about each of the past 54 years in popular music—1957-2010—via countdown song lists, blending the perspectives of a serious musician, a thoughtful critic, and an all-devouring music fan. Miller not only tells you why he loves particular songs, but also what was going on in the musical world in which they competed to be heard.
Murphy's laws of Songwriting
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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.
Song of the Day, Volume I
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,860. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
A music uber-fan takes you through 1,000 of his favorite songs, most of which no one has ever heard of. Rock, pop, folk, punk, metal, classical, Latin, experimental ... no genre was safe. Perfect for the music fanatic in your life!
Arrondissements
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,820. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013 by SideCartel. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Classical
Arrondissements is a collection of thematically-linked (music & literature) non-fiction essays, showing how one generation's young lions becomes the proceeding's establishment whose accomplishments the next generation feels compelled to break free from or build off of. Erudite,yet maintaining a conversational tone, seeking to separate various historical myths from the actual truth.
Payola Bribery In The Record Business And Television
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Payola, or paying disc jockeys and other radio and television employees to play particular songs, was the subject of Congressional hearings in 1959 and 1960. Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand, was summoned to testify before a House subcommittee of investigators. At issue was censorship, the suspension of radio and television station licenses, etc. The lessons of payola are pertinent today.
Frank Zappa Buying Guide
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,320. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
During his lifetime and a musical career that spanned five decades, Frank Zappa released almost 60 albums of rock, jazz-rock, and classical music. The Frank Zappa Buying Guide is an album by album guide to navigating the often daunting Zappa catalog, with cover photos for each album, as well as descriptions, band history, and much more.