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The Beatles: The Biography
The Beatles
The Biography
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316803529
Challenging popular myths attributed to the Beatles, an extensively researched band portrait traces their individual experiences of rising from young, angry rock-and-roll musicians to fame, in an account that endeavors to provide balanced coverage of all four members. 300,000 first printing.
Journey Through the Past: The Stories Behind the Classic Songs of Neil Young
Journey Through the Past
The Stories Behind the Classic Songs of Neil Young
Paperback      ISBN: 0879307412
Neil Young's musical evolution has been as versatile as rock itself: pioneering country-rocker with Buffalo Springfield; seminal folk-rocker with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; gentle acoustic guitarist; crashing hard rock electric guitarist; grunge prototype; and good-times rock 'n' roller. This cerebral singer/songwriter has penned unforgettable melodies, harmonies and lyrics, portraying plaintive sadness, lilting warmth and ragged anguish with his unmistakable tenor voice. Offering detailed analyses of this idiosyncratic musician's songs and the stories behind them, this book examines all of Young's key albums from 1967 to 2000, including such milestones as After the Gold Rush, Harvest, Tonight's the Night, Rust Never Sleeps, Harvest Moon, Silver and Gold and many others. An essential companion to one of the most important of all rock repertoires.
Swing: Third Ear-The Essential Listening Companion
Swing
Third Ear-The Essential Listening Companion
Paperback      ISBN: 0879306009
Written by one of jazz journalism's best and most knowledgeable critics, this book explores the full swing spectrum from its origins in the 1920s through its current retro resurgence. Features intriguing capsule biographies of 400 of the best musicians, from classic artists like Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman to retro swingers such as the Brian Setzer Orchestra and Lavay Smith and the Red Hot Skillet Lickers, with each artist's most notable CDs reviewed and rated, plus info on film appearances, books, and hard-to-find recordings. Includes insightful essays that explore this music's cultural impact, fun photos and swing memorabilia.
Electro Shock: Groundbreakers of Synth Music
Electro Shock
Groundbreakers of Synth Music
Paperback      ISBN: 0879305827
Offers interviews with the artists and groups behind electronica music, including Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Bjork, Kraftwerk, and others, along with background and technical details on the equipment they use.
Basic Rock Singing Techniques
Basic Rock Singing Techniques
Paperback      ISBN: 0882847635
Everything a rock singer needs! Voice-strengthening exercises, songs that will extend your range, a list of equipment you need to sing with a band, and the low-down on what to expect when singing live or in a studio. 64 pages.
Guitare Rock Shop 1
Guitare Rock Shop 1
Paperback      ISBN: 0898987318
A complete, stand-alone method for rock guitar which builds musicianship and encourages creativity. It has the same attributes as the core method, and the two correlate. Covers rock and blues riffs, power chords, lead scales, and classic rhythm and lead guitar patterns as played by the greats. In standard notation and tablature. With a play-along recording. Book 1 includes power chords, eighth note rhythms, the blues form, minor pentatonic scales, rhythm riffs, music theory, boogie patterns, and lead guitar riffs and techniques. Includes riffs in the style of Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top®, The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton.
Songbook
Songbook
Paperback      ISBN: 1573223565
Celebrates thirty-one of the author's favorite songs in a collection of essays about such musical renditions as Bruce Springsteen's "Thunder Road," Led Zeppelin's "Heartbreaker," and Van Morrison's "Caravan."
Tori Amos: Images & Insights
Tori Amos
Images & Insights
Paperback      ISBN: 0825615674
The Hornes: An American Family
The Hornes
An American Family
Paperback      ISBN: 1557835640
An inspired, intimate history of musical legend Lena Horne and her family, written by Lena's daughter, Gail Lumet Buckley. More than a loving biography of a true show business legend, Lumet Buckley traces Lena's, as well as her own, roots as the latest in a long family line of America's Black elite.
The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945
The Pianist
The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945
Paperback      ISBN: 0312311354
A long-suppressed and moving true testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music recounts the World War II experiences of a professional Warsaw pianist who, though losing his family, survives the Holocaust in hiding. Reissue. (A new film, directed by Roman Polanski, winner of the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or, starring Adrien Brody) (History)