Rock and Pop, Reference
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.
Inside the Hits
Paperback ISBN: 0634014307
How does a song become more than words and music to represent or influence the voice of a generation? Inside the Hits dissects more than 60 of the most powerful and memorable hit songs since the birth of rock and roll to reveal the roots of their success. Author Wayne Wadhams examines the key ingredients that made the songs work then and now, including: melody, lyrics, performance, production, artist image, promotion, and market timing. What really stopped Mick Jagger from getting "Satisfaction"? How did a secretary who was mistaken for a prostitute give Donna Summer her new sound? Find all the answers in Inside the Hits. "Reading Inside the Hits was like reliving some of the most memorable moments in rock and roll. A captivating read for industry professionals and fans alike." - Phil Ramone
Essential Dictionary of Music Notation
The Most Practical and Concise Source for Music Notation
Paperback ISBN: 0882847309
This pocket-sized dictionary presents current and correct notation practices in an easy-to-use format. Generously illustrated and concise, this book is essential to any musician looking for a handy reference for the correct notation of music. A most welcome and beneficial source for every musician, whether using a pencil or a computer.
The Business of Getting More Gigs As a Professional Musician
Paperback ISBN: 0634058428
Getting more gigs doesn't just happen. Musicians have to make it happen. Despite a myriad of convenient excuses to choose from - the economy is off, money is tight, unemployment is high, not as many clubs are hiring, budget cuts mean fewer corporate gigs - there are always some musicians who do exceptionally well and work constantly, regardless of the month, year, season, economy or their location. A collection of Bob Popyk's most talked-about columns from International Musician magazine, The Business of Getting More Gigs as a Professional Musician will clue you in to what the musicians mentioned above already know and do. Covering in detail topics such as attitude, gig etiquette, business basics, money and diversifying, Popyk gives practical pointers to help you have a plan, network effectively, promote your assets, and market yourself constantly. He points out the need to treat gig-seeking like a business, and take it just as seriously. Musicians who take his advice will soon be well on their way to more and better-paying gigs. Also available by Bob Popyk: How to Find Gigs That Pay Big Bucks 00320370 DVD $19.95
Little Blues Book
Paperback ISBN: 1565121376
Illustrations by R. Crumb. A collection of lyrics and lore that captures the very heart and soul of the blues. From Blind Lemon Jefferson to Alberta Hunter, dozens of blues masters offer words of wisdom on subjects including luck (both good and bad), love, loss, and the raw material of life.
Paperback ISBN: 0634043536
An amazing collection of 200 lyrics from some of the most popular Contemporary Christian songs of all time: Abba (Father) * After the Rain * Angels * Awesome God * Breathe on Me * Circle of Friends * Doubly Good to You * Down on My Knees * El Shaddai * Father's Eyes * Friends * Give It Away * Go Light Your World * God's Own Fool * Grand Canyon * The Great Adventure * The Great Divide * He Walked a Mile * Heaven and Earth * Heaven in the Real World * His Strength Is Perfect * Household of Faith * How Beautiful * I Surrender All * Jesus Freak * Joy in the Journey * Judas' Kiss * A Little More * Live Out Loud * Love Will Be Our Home * A Maze of Grace * The Message * My Utmost for His Highest * Oh Lord, You're Beautiful * People Need the Lord * Pray * Say the Name * Signs of Life * Speechless * Stand * Steady On * Via Dolorosa * The Warrior Is a Child * What Matters Most * Would I Know You * and more.
A Music Lover's Guide to Record Collecting
Paperback ISBN: 0879307137
A long-time veteran music collector offers his most interesting essays on record collecting, covering everything from 78s to MP3s and providing information on imports, the most popular artists, collectible labels, and more. Original.