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One Guitar, Many Styles: A Collection of Solo Pieces in a Variety of Styles for Solid-Bodied Electric Guitar
One Guitar, Many Styles
A Collection of Solo Pieces in a Variety of Styles for Solid-Bodied Electric Guitar
Paperback      ISBN: 0786667486

Much of today's electric guitar centers on playing in a band. We learn the chords, the licks, the solos and sometimes a few of the lyrics. Seldom do we get a chance to play a song by ourselves from beginning to end without band mates or singing.

The Joy Of Dancing Through The Ages: From Minuet to Rock
The Joy Of Dancing Through The Ages
From Minuet to Rock
Paperback      ISBN: 082568112x

(Yorktown). Over 30 piano pieces that showcase dance throughout the ages. From minuets and waltzes to tangos and boogies these pieces provide the perfect repertoire for fun and study.

African Rock: The Pop Music of a Continent
African Rock
The Pop Music of a Continent
Paperback      ISBN: 0525485546

Surveys the forms, musicians, and instruments of modern, popular African music, explaining each style's distinctive tradition

Producing in the Home Studio with Pro Tools [With CDROM]
Producing in the Home Studio with Pro Tools [With CDROM]
Paperback      ISBN: 0876390084

(Berklee Press). Get the most out of Digidesign's Pro Tools software with this comprehensive home studio guide that will show you how to create the highest quality recordings by honing your production skills and engineering techniques. With a complete explanation of the entire production process, you'll find out everything you need to know to make your music projects stand out from the rest. You'll learn how to: mix and master recordings like the pros; run a recording session and produce great songs; set up your home studio and improve its efficiency; set up mics to capture superior sounds; master the intricacies of Pro Tools with keystroke shortcuts and technical instruction; record real-sounding MIDI tracks; and much more. Ideal for producers, engineers, songwriters and artists. The Second Edition is fully updated for the new features of Pro Tools 6.X software and all Digidesign home studio hardware products. A new chapter on Digital Audio Editing was added to the book, and new hands-on projects have been added in every chapter. Additionally, there are new, more advanced Pro Tools sessions with audio examples that explain many in-demand Pro Tools techniques.

The Beatles Off the Record: Outrageous Opinions & Unrehearsed Interviews
The Beatles Off the Record
Outrageous Opinions & Unrehearsed Interviews
Paperback      ISBN: 0711990093

In the 60s, before the legend was fully formed, The Beatles were sometimes unguarded and often indiscreet in their comments. Members of their entourage would express frank opinions that in later years they sometimes softened or denied altogether. Now these original raw remarks have been unearthed and re-assembled in a vivid verbal documentary shot through with the authentic flavour of The Beatles in their heyday and the 60s musical scene they dominated.

Dylan
Dylan
Paperback      ISBN: 0385191626
The World of Djs and the Turntable Culture
The World of Djs and the Turntable Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 0634058339

Step behind the wheels of steel and into the world of professional DJs. The World of DJs and the Turntable Culture is the only book that clearly and thoroughly teaches the tools, technologies and techniques of contemporary DJing. It also goes further, exploring the culture, history and aesthetics of hip-hop, dance music and turntablism. Souvignier traces the turntable's evolution from consumer playback device into a professional musical instrument, right up to the latest CD scratching decks. He also traces the evolution of the DJ from selector and record announcer to producer/performer. This book features exclusive interviews with GrandWizzard Theodore (the inventor of scratching) and other superstars including DJ QBert, Rob Swift (X-ecutioners), Armand Van Helden and mash-up maven The Freelance Hellraiser. The wide ranging topics covered include a mechanical history of turntables and a DJ technology roundup; Alan Freed, Dick Clark and payola; John Cage's Cartridge Music; Grandmaster Flash; Jamaican sound systems; the rise and fall of disco; house, techno and garage music; a dictionary of scratches; and developing DJ skills. The World of DJs and the Turntable Culture includes hands-on chapters that explain the basic tools DJs use, teaches the fundamental techniques, and explores the creative possibilities for DJs. There is a special focus on state-of-the-art gear, spotlighting the most exciting, cutting-edge features.

Miss Rhythm: The Autobiography of Ruth Brown, Rhythm and Blues Legend
Miss Rhythm
The Autobiography of Ruth Brown, Rhythm and Blues Legend
Paperback      ISBN: 0306808889

Before Etta James, Aretha Franklin, and Tina Turner, there was Ruth Brown, the legendary rhythm and blues singer best known for her hits "(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean," "Teardrops from My Eyes," and "5-10-15 Hours." Her powerhouse voice and sassy squeal brought worldwide success to the Atlantic label in the 1950s. But it took a decades-long battle with Atlantic to receive her full royalties, which inspired the creation of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation.In Miss Rhythm, the singer shares candid recollections: the early days of R&B; the racism she endured on the road; and her abusive husbands and lovers. In the '80s and '90s, Brown earned a Tony and Grammy Award and a role as Motormouth Maybelle in John Water's cult film Hairspray. Miss Rhythm is a story of trial and triumph, and of chart-topping success despite seemingly impossible odds.

Home Recording Made Easy: Professional Recording on a Demo Budget
Home Recording Made Easy
Professional Recording on a Demo Budget
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1860743501

(Music Sales America). Fully updated to explain digital editing, computer maintenance, system enhancement, CD burning and mastering, this book covers the whole range of home recording techniques, from acoustically treating your studio to arriving at a completed master. Illustrated throughout with easy-to-follow diagrams and screen shots, this second edition is an indispensable handbook for every aspiring home-studio owner.

How to Have Your Hit Song Published
How to Have Your Hit Song Published
Paperback      ISBN: 1423411994

(Book). How to Have Your Hit Song Published is an indispensable, step-by-step guide for songwriters to navigate through the competitive business of music publishing. This long-overdue revision of the original 1988 bestseller contains even more savoir faire advice on striking the right chord with publishers, producers, music industry attorneys and record executives, and is written to motivate as well as to inform.