Rock and Pop, Reference
The Real Deal
How to Get Signed to a Record Label
Paperback ISBN: 0823084051
A music business reference source that offers advice to musicians on getting that all-important record deal. This edition features tips from managers, record producers, recording artists and publicists. There are instructions on preparing a presentation package and contacting record labels.
Jazz Legend 1917-1987 : Transcriptions and Analysis of the Worlds's Greatest Drummer
Paperback ISBN: 0769216900
In addition to being a collection of transcriptions of the Buddy Rich solos featured on the Buddy Rich Jazz Legend videos (VH0196, VH0197), this publication concentrates on the specifics of "The World's Greatest Drummer's" playing. The techniques covered include left-handed/bass drum coordination, drumset crossovers, cymbal patterns, left-hand/right-hand singles, left-hand time patterns, hi-hat work, blisteringly fast alternating single strokes, and various nuances that made Buddy so special. Together with the videos, or by itself, this book is a must for any drummer's library.
Encyclopedia of Reading Rhythms
Paperback ISBN: 0793573793
A comprehensive guide to: notes, rests, counting, subdividing, time signatures, triplets, ties, dotted notes and rests, cut time, compound time, swing, shuffle, rhythm studies, counting systems, road maps and more! "Provides a Britannica-like benefit to players whose reading skills are underdeveloped or in need of a good polishing." - Rich Watson, Modern Drummer magazine
A Gershwin Companion
A Critical Inventory and Discography, 1916-1984
Hardcover ISBN: 1560750197
Published by Popular Culture Ink, PO Box 1839, Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Contains extensive descriptions and critical commentary and analysis of more than 300 Gershwin compositions published during his lifetime and posthumously, beginning with his first published song in 1916. Unpublished works are also included. Each entry provides the song title, lyricist, key, time, tempo, how the song was introduced and by whom. A discography identifies recordings of songs made by Gershwin and others. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll
Revised and Updated for the 21st Century
Paperback ISBN: 0743201205
A completely revised and updated source, featuring more than one hundred new entries, offers an authoritative and comprehensive look at the history of rock and roll music, giving a comprehensive picture of the rock scene and profiles of its artists and musicians. Original. 75,000 first printing.
Paperback ISBN: 0874874068
Translated from the French by Florence W. Seder, Dimitry Markevitch concludes his preface, or Prelude as he calls it: "History, fact and personal anecdote blend here to provide a complete story of the instrument. May this book entertain you, help you to know the cello to the fullest, and lead you to love it as I do." Reading the book confirms that he has amply accomplished his aims. His qualifications for doing so are of the highest. Markevitch is a performer of considerable note and a teacher at both the Ecole Normale de Musique and Conservatoire Serge Rachmaninoff in Paris. He also has a keen interest in musicology and has edited many works for publication. The book is divided into three parts: "The Instrument," tracing the history of the cello and cello bow from earliest times, "The Performers," anecdotes of historical cellists plus a long section on Markevitch's friend Piatigorsky, and "Great Moments for the Cello," development of cello repertoire.