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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.
The Encyclopedia of Country Music: The Ultimate Guide to the Music
The Encyclopedia of Country Music
The Ultimate Guide to the Music
Hardcover      ISBN: 0195116712
Compiled by the Country Music Foundation and accompanied by a foreword by singer Emmylou Harris, an up-to-date, entertaining, and authoritative encyclopedia of American country music contains almost 1,300 articles and hundreds of color photographs. 25,000 first printing. UP.
Stars Don't Stand Still in the Sky: Music and Myth
Stars Don't Stand Still in the Sky
Music and Myth
Paperback      ISBN: 0814747272
Our cultural darlings make music; we make them mythic. Every musical genre begets a community of listeners, performers, and critics, and quite often those categories are blurred. From the principled punk refusal of celebrity to hip-hop's celebration of its power, the music world is self-obsessed. Stars Don't Stand Still in the Sky assembles scholars, music writers, industry workers, and musicians, who offer a range of opinions and experience of the nature of fame. The collection focuses on commerce, the crowd, performance and image, history and memory, and romance. Contributors discuss black women icons, love-songs, the legacy of the blues, the image of the tortured rock star, MTV, the politics of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the joy of line-dancing, and more. The contributors are James Bernard, Anthony DeCurtis, Katherine Dieckmann, Chuck Eddy, Paul Gilroy, Daniel Glass, Lawrence Grossberg, Jessica Hagedorn, Kathleen Hanna, James Hannaham, Dave Hickey, Jon Langford, Greil Marcus, Angela McRobbie, Paul D. Miller (a.k.a. DJ Spooky), Barbara O'Dair, Ann Powers, Toshi Reagon, Simon Reynolds, Robert Santelli, Jon Savage, Danyel Smith, Arlene Stein, Deena Weinstein, and Ellen Willis.
Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley
Last Train to Memphis
The Rise of Elvis Presley
Paperback      ISBN: 0316332259
A prize-winning biography draws on almost a decade of research to recreate, in vivid detail, the beginning of the King's career. Reprint. National ad/promo. NYT.
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.
Songs in the Key of Z: The Curious Universe of Outsider Music
Songs in the Key of Z
The Curious Universe of Outsider Music
Paperback      ISBN: 1556523726
Outsider musicians can be the product of damaged DNA, alien abduction, drug fry, demonic possession, or simply sheer obliviousness. This book profiles dozens of outsider musicians, both prominent and obscure—figures such as The Shaggs, Syd Barrett, Tiny Tim, Jandek, Captain Beefheart, Daniel Johnston, Harry Partch, and The Legendary Stardust Cowboy—and presents their strange life stories along with photographs, interviews, cartoons, and discographies. About the only things these self-taught artists have in common are an utter lack of conventional tunefulness and an overabundance of earnestness and passion. But, believe it or not, they’re worth listening to, often outmatching all contenders for inventiveness and originality. A CD featuring songs by artists profiled in the book is also available.
Bessie Smith
Bessie Smith
Paperback      ISBN: 1899791701
The Beatles' Story on Capitol Records: Beatlemania & the Singles
The Beatles' Story on Capitol Records
Beatlemania & the Singles
Hardcover      ISBN: 0966264916
High Times, Hard Times
High Times, Hard Times
Paperback      ISBN: 0879101180
"...in the tradition of the best jazz autobiographies...a fascinating travelogue through the jazz world, filled with vivid images of Gene Krupa, Stan Kenton, Roy Eldridge and Billie Holiday...Her prose is as hip as her music." -The New York Times Book Review
Guitar People
Guitar People
Paperback      ISBN: 1884883060
With two or three interviews in each issue of Vintage Guitar magazine, Willie G. Moseley has to be one of the most prolific guitar player interviewers on Earth. This, his fourth book, contains over 60 of his best interviews from the past several years with the greats of yesterday and today, including legends such as B.B. King, Billy Gibbons, Duane Eddy, and many more. Guitar People is fully illustrated and has an added bonus of tours of several American guitar companies. Now at a new lower price!