How to Be a Hit Songwriter
Polishing and Marketing Your Lyrics and Music
Paperback ISBN: 063405001x
You've written what you think is a great melody, what you hope is a strong lyric, and you've cut what sounds to you like a killer track. But how do you know if it's a hit? And what do you do with it if it is? Your only option is How to Be a Hit Songwriter, essential reading for advanced songwriters. Molly-Ann Leikin is the award-winning songwriter/songwriting consultant who helps good songwriters all over the world become hit songwriters. Whether your work just needs a little rewriting, polishing or some strong connections, Leikin will guide you step by step to the top of the charts. In How to Be a Hit Songwriter she offers expert advice and exercises, including "Seven Easy Steps to Writing Hit Lyrics." The book features inside information that can turn your song into a potential hit. What's more, she's interviewed music industry power players who share tips that are essential to all developing artists.
One Hundred Years of Grand Opera
Hardcover ISBN: 0671470876
Illustrated with hundreds of photographs and based on research in the Met's massive archives, this history chronicles and celebrates the Met's first one hundred years and the legendary stars and conductors who have performed there
"1983, 4to, 368pp. Full bound maroon leather, limited 967/1000 signed by Jerome Hines. Clean throughout. Gilt on outer block edge lightly chipped in spots. Boards are clean. A nice copy.
The Beginners Guide To Computer-Based Music Production
Paperback ISBN: 1575605643
Now there's an easy way to learn how to record tracks on your home computer, create MIDI files, and master your own CDs. This book demystifies the recording process. It provides simple, easy-to-follow instructions on: choosing and setting up computer and audio equipment, MIDI recording and editing, selecting and using microphones, audio recording and editing, effects, EQ, working with virtual instrument and beat-slicing software, mastering, CD production and much more! The book contains 88 diagrams, tables, photos, and screenshots.
Crank It Up
Live Sound Secrets of the Top Tour Engineers
Paperback ISBN: 0879307781
The live concert business is exploding; hundreds of acts are hitting the road every year, and whatever style music they play, they need to sound great. How can you be at the controls for these show? Learn from this book! Meet 72 of the world's finest front-of-house and monitor engineers, and listen as they reveal what gear they use and how, how they make top acts always sound amazing, and what it takes to survive the climb to the big time. Get the inside scoop straight from concert engineers on the road with stars such as Aerosmith, KISS, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, U2, the Dixie Chicks, Blondie, Madonna, Norah Jones, Elton John, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and many others!
Ticket to Ride
Inside the Beatles' 1964 & 1965 Tours That Changed the World
Paperback ISBN: 014303426x
An insider's chronicle of the world's first major rock-and-roll tour follows the Beatles' groundbreaking 1965 and 1965 North American tours, following the legendary group around the country as they evolved from four young musicians from Liverpool into rock icons. Reprint.
The Stone Roses and the Resurrection of British Pop
Paperback ISBN: 009187887x
The Stone Roses is acknowledged as one of the most important albums of all time, and the band of the same name single-handedly set the stage for the resurgence of British rock and roll in the 1990s. This is a fully revised and updated biography by a journalist at the forefront of underground music.