Rock and Pop, Reference
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.
The Npr Guide to Building a Classical Cd Collection
Paperback ISBN: 0761104879
An update and revised guide by the host of National Public Radio's Performance Today recommends the best recordings of the three hundred most important classical works, and provides background information on each composer. Original.
Picture Chord Encyclopedia
Photos, Diagrams and Music Notation for over 1,600 Keyboard Chords!
Paperback ISBN: 0634058282
Weighing in at nearly 400 pages, the Picture Chord Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive keyboard resource ever! It includes easy-to-see photos, easy-to-read chord diagrams and treble and bass clef notation for over 1,600 keyboard chords, plus basic chord theory, a chord symbol chart, and more! Also available in a 9 inch. x 12 inch. Edition (00290528, ISBN 0-634-03290-9).
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.
How to Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great!
The Electric Guitar Owner's Manual
Paperback ISBN: 0879306017
From shopping for a first electric guitar to setting customized action, this do-it-yourself player's primer for owning and maintaining an electric guitar explains the ins and outs of: choosing the right guitar; cleaning, tools and basic maintenance; personalizing and improving on a "factory setup"; trouble-shooting; basic guitar electronics; setups of the pros; and much more. Written by Dan Erlewine, author of the bestselling Guitar Player Repair Guide and the popular "Repairs" column in Guitar Player magazine, this book also includes a plastic sheet with specialized guitar tools you can snap-out!
Follow the Music
The Life and High Times of Electra Records in the Great Years of American Pop Culture
Paperback ISBN: 0966122100
Jac Holzman witnessed a cultural transformation during the time he ran Elektra Records from 1950 to 1973. Follow the Music captures pivotal scenes of pop culture as Holzman saw them, from what happened backstage when Bob Dylan went electric to Jim Morrison's legendary shenanigans.