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Noels for Flute and Piano
Noels for Flute and Piano
Paperback      ISBN: 0786667400

Celebrate the holiday season with Mel Bay's collection of Christmas carols arranged for flute and piano.

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.

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.

Good Friends and Bad Enemies: Robert Winslow Gordon and the Study of American Folksong
Good Friends and Bad Enemies
Robert Winslow Gordon and the Study of American Folksong
Hardcover      ISBN: 0252012518
Joe's Got a Head Like a Ping Pong Ball: A Prairie Home Companion Folk Song Book
Joe's Got a Head Like a Ping Pong Ball
A Prairie Home Companion Folk Song Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0140109056

Collects songs submitted to the "Department of Folk Songs" on the popular radio show "Prairie Home Companion," including sea chanteys, parodies, and nonsense songs

English Suite
English Suite
Paperback      ISBN: 0769264328
The Future of Music: Manifesto for the Digital Music Revolution
The Future of Music
Manifesto for the Digital Music Revolution
Paperback      ISBN: 0876390599

(Berklee Press). For the next generation of players and downloaders, a provocative scenario from a music industry think tank. From the Music Research Institute at Berklee College of Music comes a manifesto for the ongoing music revolution. Today, the record companies may be hurting but the music-making business is booming, using non-traditional digital methods and distribution models. This book explains why we got where we are and where we are heading. For the iPod, downloading market, this book will explain new ways of discovering music, new ways of acquiring it and how technology trends will make music "flow like water," benefiting the people who love music and make music.

Django Reinhardt
Django Reinhardt
Paperback      ISBN: 030680171x

No European jazz musician has so enchanted the word as Django Reinhardt, the gypsy guitarist whose recording with Stephane Grappelly and the Hot Club of France have meant "The Thirties" to several generations of listeners, influencing musicians as far afield as Larry Coryell, Leon Redbone, Eddy Lang, and Charlie Christian.
This is the only full-length study of Django ever published in English, an unforgettable portrait of a wild and independent figure who never learned to read or write (friends forged his autographs), exasperated those people who lived by schedules, gambled away a week's salary in a night, but who played the guitar like no one before or since. The distinguished French critic Charles Delaunay, who knows more about Django than anyone alive, here provides not only the familiar outline of a life--the childhood travels in gypsy caravans, the fire that left Django with a crippled hand, the legendary temper and generosity--but he also collected scores of anecdotes about the sensitivity and musical gifts that were the basis for Django's appearance as a character in Jean Cocteau's Les Enfants Terribles. Who else but Django could charm his way out of a jail sentence by serenading the police officer with his guitar?
The comprehensive discography at the back of the book completes Delaunay's picture of this "misrepresented and fantastic creature, at once so captivating and so divorced from the contentions of his age."

Overrated Book
Overrated Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0867196572

Since the early 90s, 'Chunklet' has mercilessly lampooned the music industry and is one of the most beloved reads for the hippest bands and music aficionados.

Ranters & Crowd Pleasers: Punk in Pop Music 1977-92
Ranters & Crowd Pleasers
Punk in Pop Music 1977-92
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385417209

Essays trace the development of punk rock, review records, and discuss the social implications of rock music