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Music Theory: How to Understand and Learn Music for Guitar, Piano and Others Musical Instruments

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Learn music theory in 30 days or less! Many people wish to become musicians, singers, or better music producers. Unfortunately, not everyone was sent to learn music when they were kids, and most of them give up on their secret dream to become famous, respected musicians. Those people find themselves in dull jobs, dragging themselves every morning out of bed, pushing themselves to work, and come back home exhausted and unfulfilled. However... You can learn and become a musicians at any age - you just need the right guidance! No matter what is your age, no matter what is your musical background, and no matter what is your purpose - you can learn music theory, write beautiful songs, and produce outstanding music! In this audiobook, you will reveal the most simple, straight-forward way to learn music theory quickly and effectively. Forget about long courses, weird terms that nobody uses, or the history of music. Buy this audiobook and avoid unnecessary fluff! Here are just a few of the benefits you'll enjoy with this audiobook: Know how to read, write, and edit music pieces Create beautiful songs, melodies, and beats Collaborate with other musicians and speak with them the same language Set the basics for any musical instrument you wish to play And much, much more! How will I know that this book is for me? If you want to learn to play the flute, piano, organ, bass, violet this audiobook is for you... If you want to produce dance music, electronic music, hip hop music - this audiobook is for you... If you want to write love songs, happy songs, creative songs - this audiobook is for you! No matter what is your purpose, this audiobook will set the fundamentals and help you achieve your secret dream of becoming a decent musician!

©2019 Woody Morgan (P)2019 Woody Morgan

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Music Production

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Jump-start your career in music production even without prior experience with this beginner’s guide to music production. In the music world, the only rule is that there are no rules! You essentially have the freedom to record whatever you want, automate them in ways that you see fit, mix rhythms never before heard, and combine genres like it’s no one’s business. However, no matter what type of music you create, you want to make sure you’re putting good music out there so that people can fully enjoy your songs and you can take your career to new heights. So you have the talent and a penchant for good music, but you don’t know how to produce your own beats. Where do you go from here? Patrick Playel can help lead the way! In his book, you will be able to produce your own songs - on your time, under your terms! Even when you don’t have the experience or know-how, this complete guide to music production can help you get started! Here’s what you’ll get: The fundamentals of music production   How to set up your music producing career  Best tips in creating your home studio  How to choose digital audio workstations, learn mastering, and improving vocals The best ways to improve, in terms of mixing EDM, handling maximizers, etc. And so much more Even if words like mastering sound foreign to you or if you have never worked in a studio before, with the help of this guide, you will be able to kick-start your career in music production in no time! Gift the world with great music! Scroll up and click on “Buy Now” today!

©2020 Lewis Gray (P)2020 Lewis Gray

Narrator: Andy Parrish
Author: Lewis Gray
Length: 5 hrs
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Harmonica for Beginners

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Learn how to play harmonica easily with this fantastic, affordable guide. Many people love listening to the harmonica, and at least 50 percent of those are interested in learning to play it so that they can perform in front of an audience, friends, or family. This book is offering to teach you how to do just that. Simple instructions are provided to help you every step of the way. If you want to learn how to provide this unmistakable sound present in many styles of American music, you are in the right place. This book contains all the tips, instructions, and tools you’ll need to make amazing music. You will learn new techniques, styles, songs, and even a bit of history. You’ll discover: How to purchase your first harmonica Proper holding and breathing techniques Tongue techniques to create interesting sounds How to bend notes How to play popular folk tunes And lots more! Click the "Buy Now" button and learn how to play the most affordable instrument in the world.

©2020 Evergreen Music Studio (P)2020 Evergreen Music Studio

Narrator: Ben Herold
Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
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Singing 101

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THE SINGLE BEST TOOL EVERY SINGER NEEDS TO BUILD, IMPROVE, AND GROW THEIR VOICE. Beyond any other art form, singing is the most personal and expressive way for people to reach out to each other. Whether for professional goals of entertaining, healing or activism, or more personal goals like sharing music with family, friends, and community, singing is the human gift we cannot live without. Singing 101: Vocal Basics and Fundamental Singing Skills for All Styles and Abilities is the fastest way to increase singing abilities. It empowers singers with knowledge and practical application through exercises and techniques. Nancy Bos, a vocologist with decades of experience working with all ages of singers, provides easy-to-understand explanations of technical concepts, with tips for practical application. Singing 101 includes chapters on breath, body alignment, tension, resonance, style, and voice classifications. THE AUDIOBOOK VERSION CONTAINS OVER 30 MINUTES OF BONUS VOCAL WORKOUT MUSIC AND INSTRUCTION and extensive examples for the listener/singer to sing with. You’ll learn: · Why thoughtful understanding of the body helps you sing better · Strategic thinking about tackling a song · How to work on your vocal strength and agility with a few key exercises each day · How to balance technique with stage presence · Exercises that grow the skills of a modern singer · Get in on the wisdom of centuries of teachers with tried and true exercises set to music that will appeal to today’s singer. Nancy Bos is a voice teacher and singer with over two decades of experience working with students of all ages and abilities. She is a coach and consultant working with high profile singers and studios, guiding them into some of the best singing they’ve ever done. In Singing 101, she has gathered vocal wisdom learned through generations of voice teachers sharing their successful strategies, as well as contributions from modern science, in a collection of advice and exercises for the modern singer.

©2005 Nancy Bos (P)2016 Nancy Bos

Narrator: Nancy Bos
Author: Nancy Bos
Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
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The Music Advantage

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An expert in cognitive development and music education reveals the remarkable and surprising benefits that playing - or even appreciating - music offers to children. The latest cognitive research has revealed something extraordinary: Learning music and listening to music can grow and repair our brains at any age. Here, Dr. Anita Collins explains how music has the potential to positively benefit almost all aspects of a child's development, whether it's through formal education or mindful appreciation; simply clapping in time can assist a young child who is struggling with reading.  It turns out that playing music is the cognitive equivalent of a full-body workout. Dr. Collins lays out the groundbreaking research that shows how playing an instrument can improve language abilities, social skills, concentration, impulse control, emotional development, working memory, and planning and strategy competence, from infancy through adolescence. She also provides real-life stories to show the difference that music learning can make, as well as practical strategies for parents and educators to encourage a love of music in their kids. This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF that contains further reading suggestions for each chapter from the book.

©2021 Dr. Anita Collins (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
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Ticket Masters

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Your favorite band has just announced their nationwide tour. Should you pay to join their fan club and get in on the pre-sale? No, you decide to wait. But the on-sale date arrives, and the site is jammed. You can’t get on - and the concert is sold out in six minutes. What happened? What now? Music journalists Dean Budnick and Josh Baron chronicle the behind-the-scenes history of the modern concert industry. Filled with entertaining rock-and-roll anecdotes about The Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead, Pearl Jam, and more - and charting the emergence of players like Ticketmaster, StubHub, Live Nation, and Outbox - Ticket Masters will transfix every concertgoer who wonders just where the price of admission really goes. This edition has an updated epilogue that covers recent industry developments.

©2011 Dean Budnick and Josh Baron (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
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Music Production

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What Makes A Song Great?  It's a big question, and one that has been written about endlessly in an attempt to reveal the “formula” for creating a worldwide, smash hit record.  First of all a good song speaks to you. You remember it, even if it's just one really good line.... It fills you with emotions, whether those be sad or happy ones.  Then there is something else...it's the way the music was produced and its techniques which hook you in and enhance the listening experience.  Inside this book, you will find a timeless blueprint for making smash hit songs. It is a proven formula used by the legends of yesterday to make the stars of today.  Discover this and much more including:  Over Four Decades Worth of Insider Secrets to Producing Smash Hits  From Then to Now - Trends &and Techniques in Popular Music  Produce Your Best Music - No More Wasting Time on "How to Guides" or YouTube Learn What Makes a Bad Mix and How to Avoid It  The Proven Way to Put More Feeling into Your Music with Technology  Tips for The Best Band Rehearsals & Recordings  Pioneering Techniques Used by Miles Davis, The Beatles & More  Psychology Hacks Every Music Producer Needs (Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin Do This) And Much, Much More.... Whether you are an aspiring music producer or an expert in this field, you can start from where you are and master the art of music production and songwriting.  So if you're ready to discover how to make your best music then listen to this book.

©2019 Tommy Swindali (P)2020 Tommy Swindali

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Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
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Musicophilia

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Music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion. It can persuade us to buy something, or remind us of our first date. It can lift us out of depression when nothing else can. It can get us dancing to its beat. But the power of music goes much, much further. Indeed, music occupies more areas of our brain than language does - humans are a musical species.  Oliver Sacks’s compassionate, compelling tales of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have fundamentally changed the way we think of our own brains, and of the human experience. In Musicophilia, he examines the powers of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians, and everyday people. He explores how catchy tunes can subject us to hours of mental replay, and how a surprising number of people acquire nonstop musical hallucinations that assault them night and day.  Yet far more frequently, music goes right: Sacks describes how music can animate people with Parkinson’s disease who cannot otherwise move, give words to stroke patients who cannot otherwise speak, and calm and organize people whose memories are ravaged by Alzheimer’s or amnesia.Music is irresistible, haunting, and unforgettable, and in Musicophilia, Oliver Sacks tells us why. 

©2007 Oliver Sacks (P)2007 Books on Tape

Narrator: John Lee
Author: Oliver Sacks
Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
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The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works

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Over the centuries, orchestral music has given us a category of works that stand apart as transcendent expressions of the human spirit. What are these "greatest of the greats"? Find out in these 32 richly detailed lectures that take you on a sumptuous grand tour of the symphonic pieces that continue to live at the center of our musical culture. These thirty masterworks form an essential foundation for any music collection and a focal point for understanding the orchestral medium and deepening your insight into the communicative power of music. While seasoned music lovers will find the lectures a revealing journey through the repertoire, the course welcomes newcomers to orchestral music, offering a very accessible point of entry to this magnificent repertoire. You'll encounter symphonies, concertos, tone poems, symphonic poems, and suites, delving into the works through extensive musical excerpts. The course covers the major eras and stylistic periods in Western music from the early 18th- to the mid-20th centuries and highlights a wide range of European and American works. Among these: Haydn's Symphony no. 104, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, and Shostakovich's Symphony no. 5. Throughout these lectures, you'll learn about the major musical forms found in orchestral writing and how they're used in conveying expressive meanings. Knowing how these forms work allows you to grasp the structure of the music as you hear it, and also to appreciate how the greatest composers used them, extended them, and finally departed from them in sublimely original ways. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2011 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2011 The Great Courses

Length: 24 hrs and 53 mins
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How to Listen to and Understand Opera

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To watch any opera lover listen to a favorite work, eyes clenched tight in concentration and passion, often betraying a tear, is to be almost envious. What must it be like, you might think, to love a piece of music so much? And now one of music's most gifted teachers is offering you the opportunity to answer that very question, in a spellbinding series of 32 lectures that will introduce you to the transcendentally beautiful performing art that has enthralled audiences for more than 400 years. As you meet the geniuses - including the likes of Monteverdi, Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, and Puccini - who have produced some of the landmark artistic achievements of the form, and listen to many of their most beautiful moments, you'll grasp how the addition of music can reveal truths beyond what mere spoken words can convey, and how opera's unique marriage of words and music makes the whole far greater than the sum of its parts. Beginning with opera's origins in the early 17th century and continuing into the 20th, you'll trace the art's evolution and its ability to convey every shade of human emotion, whether sorrow or joy, drama or buffoonery. You'll understand how different types of voices enhance character. And you'll understand how the invention of the aria gave operatic composers a new power to make human emotions soar, adding to the impact of what continues to be one of the most beautiful musical forms ever devised. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©1997 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)1997 The Great Courses

Length: 24 hrs and 25 mins
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The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works

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The piano is the most popular solo concert instrument in Western music. One of the key reasons is the fact that it has inspired many of the greatest masterpieces in the concert repertoire. To study these masterworks and to understand their genius and lasting appeal is to know one of the greatest accomplishments of Western culture, works that give great pleasure even as they deepen your insight into the meaning of music. The 23 works you'll study are carefully chosen to highlight the most important compositional and pianistic achievements in the solo piano tradition. These 24 enthralling lectures by Professor Greenberg take you through more than 200 years of piano music. Beginning with the monumental figure of Bach, followed by Mozart and Beethoven, you experience the piano music of such 19th-century masters as Chopin, Schumann, and Liszt, before moving forward to visionary modernists including Scriabin, Debussy, and Prokofiev. Each lecture presents a single work in a fresh, accessible encounter with its musical substance, welcoming listeners new to concert music as well as experienced concert music lovers. In addition to your study of the music, the lectures treat you to a rich panorama of music history. You dig deeply into the artistic and cultural environments that the compositions reflect, shedding light on what inspired these great works and how they were written. As a third layer of the course, you delve into the fascinating history of the piano itself, uncovering the ways in which the evolution of the instrument directly influenced the music that composers wrote for it. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2013 The Great Courses (P)2013 The Teaching Company, LLC

Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
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How to Write One Song

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There are few creative acts more mysterious and magical than writing a song. But what if the goal wasn't so mysterious and was actually achievable for anyone who wants to experience more magic and creativity in their life? That's something that anyone will be inspired to do after listening to Jeff Tweedy's How to Write One Song.  Why one song? Because the difference between one song and many songs isn't a cute semantic trick - it's an important distinction that can simplify a notoriously confusing art form. The idea of becoming a capital-S songwriter can seem daunting, but approached as a focused, self-contained event, the mystery and fear subsides, and songwriting becomes an exciting pursuit.  And then there is the energizing, nourishing creativity that can open up. How to Write One Song brings listeners into the intimate process of writing one song - lyrics, music, and putting it all together - and accesses the deep sense of wonder that remains at the heart of this curious yet incredibly fulfilling artistic act. But it’s equally about the importance of making creativity part of your life every day and of experiencing the hope, inspiration, and joy available to anyone who’s willing to get started.

©2020 Jeff Tweedy (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Jeff Tweedy
Author: Jeff Tweedy
Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
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The Addiction Formula

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Discover the songwriting technique used in 97% of all hit songs How to use subtle psychological triggers to captivate any audience. Writing pop, rock, R&B, or hip-hop has never been easier or more fun. Master the art of writing addicting songs Music is a tough industry to break into. With production gear being affordable for the first time in history, it seems like everyone is making music these days. Getting noticed in the continuous stream of information that is the Internet seems almost impossible. But: There is a technique designed specifically to captivate and hook an audience and with The Addiction Formula, you can learn it in a couple of hours. You will learn all about lyric-less storytelling, a technique used by the most successful songwriters of our time. If you've always wanted to know how to write songs that stick out and speak to a large audience, this is the book for you. The songwriting book for a new generation of songwriters The 60s are over! Songwriting today is a very different experience than it was when the Beatles were on the air. By combining arrangement, harmony, melody, rhythm, lyrics and production in one deviously simple technique it is the first songwriting book that speaks to an all-writing, all-producing DIY generation. Includes over 317 techniques you will be able to use instantly Part two of The Addiction Formula is almost like a dictionary of hit songwriting techniques. All the tools are hand-picked from hit songs of the past 30 years. But this book is far more than just a list of tips and tricks: The Addiction Formula also shows you how the techniques can be applied to your songs. It puts all of what you learn into perspective and shows you how they all fit together. With 331 examples including songs by Rihanna, Katy Perry, Drake and Maroon 5 Are you sick and tired of being taught techniques based on some old country song you've never heard of? One of my guidelines for writing this book was to only include hit songs from the past 30 years. Every single technique in The Addiction Formula is proven with one or more examples to show it in action and to help you learn it quickly and easy. I mean, hey, you get to learn by listening to the songs you listen to anyways! It's fun, quick, and practical.

©2015 Friedemann Findeisen (P)2017 Friedemann Findeisen

Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
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The Music of Richard Wagner

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In these 24 lectures filled with musical excerpts, enjoy a rich and multifaceted exploration of the trailblazing works and outsized life of this historically pivotal composer. Your immersion in Wagner's art includes the following: The Flying Dutchman (which illustrates several of Wagner's key compositional innovations) Tannhäuser (the saga of a medieval knight torn between two worlds) Tristan and Isolde (Wagner's crowning masterpiece) And, of course, The Ring of the Nibelung (arguably the single most ambitious theater work ever created) The sheer outlandishness of Wagner's life makes for an endlessly intriguing story, from his desperate escapades outrunning creditors to his obsessive personal relationships to his utopian artistic schemes. In his writings, letters, and public actions, you investigate the often contradictory - and hypocritical - aspects of his personality. And, reflecting on the nationalist spirit of his time, you track his core desire to make "German Art in the service of a German national identity," even as he created a body of works whose communicative power transcends any national boundary. With Professor Greenberg's passionate and razor-sharp commentary, you'll plumb the fabulous mystery of a man who gave the world something of deeply compelling and universal resonance: music of great genius and a poetry that reveals the depths of the human psyche. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2010 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2010 The Great Courses

Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
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Violin for Beginners

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The violin is often described as the hardest instrument to learn. It's an instrument of such fine technique and precision that it often requires years of practice before being able to play a song well. If you're reading this, you already know that. You know that playing the violin is hard, it's even harder to learn, and you're not discouraged by the idea. Even though the violin can be hard to learn, it's still a beautiful instrument with a sound that mesmerizes most people who hear it for the first time. There's a reason why most orchestra arrangements have a violin as the center of the musical piece; their beautiful sound evokes feelings in even the disinterested listener. The sound is just too beautiful to ignore, which is probably what brought you here. With all of this in mind, it's no wonder you're interested in learning how to play the violin. You'll find expensive tutors and music academies for which you probably don't have the time in these modern ages. With most violin tutors available to you, as well as most information available online, you don't know who to trust or what to believe. You wish to have a clear and safe path ahead of you before you take the leap of faith and buy yourself a new violin. This situation is more common than it seems, and the answer lies right here in this audiobook. In this audiobook you’ll learn: The basics of music notation Time and rhythm Tempo and how to keep proper time Scales Playing techniques And much more! This audiobook is designed to take you from an absolute absence of musical knowledge to enough knowledge to read a music sheet and play it on your violin. It has all the basic knowledge taught in strict music academies, as well as everything that you need to learn about the violin and the right way to play it. Whether you want to play the violin for your family, your friends, for yourself, or any other reason, this audiobook will set you on the right path so that you can progress from amateur to a complete, well-rounded violin player.

©2020 David Bailey (P)2020 David Bailey

Narrator: Ben Herold
Author: David Bailey
Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
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Guitar Zero

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On the eve of his fortieth birthday, a professor of no discernible musical talent learns to play the guitar and investigates how anyone of any age might master a new skill. Just about every human being knows how to listen to music, but what does it take to make music? Is musicality something we are born with? Or a skill that anyone can develop at any time? If you don't start piano at the age of six, is there any hope? Is skill learning best left to children or can anyone reinvent him-or herself at any time? On the eve of his fortieth birthday, Gary Marcus, an internationally renowned scientist with no discernible musical talent, becomes his own guinea pig to look at how human beings become musical- and how anyone of any age can master something new. Guitar Zero traces his journey, what he learned, and how you can learn, too. In addition to being a groundbreaking look at the origins and allure of music, Marcus's journey is also an empowering tale of the mind's plasticity. In a quest that takes him from Suzuki classes to guitar gods, Marcus investigates the most effective ways to train your brain and body to learn to play an instrument. How can you make your practice more deliberate and effective? How can you find the best music teacher for you or your child? Does talent really exist? Or is hard work all you need? Guitar Zero stands the science of music on its head, debunking the popular theory of an innate musical instinct and many other commonly held fallacies. At the same time, it raises new questions about the science of human pleasure and brings new insight into humankind's most basic question: what counts as a life well lived? Does one have to become the next Jimi Hendrix to make a passionate pursuit worthwhile? Or can the journey itself bring the brain lasting satisfaction? For those who have ever set out to learn a musical instrument-or wishes that they could- Guitar Zero is an inspiring and fascinating look at music, learning, and the pursuit of a well-lived life.

©2012 Gary Marcus (P)2012 Penguin

Narrator: Gary Marcus
Author: Gary Marcus
Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
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Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs

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When funnyman Dave Barry asked readers about their least favorite tunes, he thought he was penning just another installment of his weekly syndicated humor column. Instead, Barry found himself buried in responses in what turned out to be his most popular column ever. This program is a compilation of the results of Barry's Bad Song Survey, a definitive collection of the worst songs ever written. It is divided into such categories as Teen Death Songs, Songs That People Always Get Wrong, Songs Women Hate, and, of course, Weenie Music. From "MacArthur Park" to "Feelings," from "Dreams of the Everyday Housewife" to "Leader of the Pack," Mike Dodge, who considered this his most harrowing recording session, guides you through the world's worst lyrics.

©1997 Dave Barry (P)16 9; 1997 HighBridge Company

Narrator: Mike Dodge
Author: Dave Barry
Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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Violin for Beginners: 3 in 1

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This book contains proven steps and strategies to help the prospective violinist take his or her first steps into the wonderful world of great violin playing. It is a useful resource for students of any age and is suitable for the complete beginner or for a student who may have stepped away from the instrument for a while and is now looking to jump right back in.  Whether you never got started because you find the violin utterly desirable and yet incredibly intimidating or you’re worried it might be too late now and you’ve missed your chance to become the masterful player you once dreamed of being, this book has you completely covered. As you’ll see for yourself as you listen, it’s never too late to become a great violinist! 

©2020 Rhythm Divine Studio (P)2021 Rhythm Divine Studio

Narrator: William Bahl
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
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Storia culturale della canzone italiana

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Tutti sappiamo - o pensiamo di sapere - che cos'è la canzone italiana. Ne parliamo con gli amici guardando Sanremo, la ascoltiamo su Spotify o su vinile, la cantiamo sotto la doccia, la amiamo, la odiamo, o tutt'e due le cose insieme. Ma che cosa rende "italiana" una canzone? "Felicità", siamo tutti d'accordo, suona come una tipica "canzone italiana", al punto che potremmo definirla "all'italiana". E allora "Via con me" di Paolo Conte, coeva eppure lontana miglia e miglia dal successo sanremese di Al Bano e Romina, non lo è? O forse lo è meno, con quello swing americano e quella voce roca? Jacopo Tomatis parte da qui, dal ripensamento delle idee più diffuse sulla canzone italiana ("canzone italiana come melodia", "canzone italiana come specchio della nazione", "canzone italiana come colonna sonora del suo tempo"), per scriverne una nuova storia. Fatta circolare su spartito o su rivista, trasmessa dalla radio, suonata da dischi e juke box, al cinema e alla tv, in concerti e festival, la canzone è stata, per un pubblico sempre più giovane, il punto di partenza per definire la propria identità (su una pista da ballo come nell'intimità della propria stanza), per fare musica e per parlare di musica. E allora hanno qualcosa da dirci non solo "Vola colomba", "Il cielo in una stanza", "Impressioni di settembre", "La canzone del sole", "Preghiera in gennaio", ma anche i nostri discorsi su queste canzoni, come le ascoltiamo, come le suoniamo, come le ricordiamo. "Storia culturale della canzone italiana" ripercorre i generi e le vicende della popular music in Italia ribaltando la prospettiva: osservando come la cultura abbia pensato la canzone, quale ruolo la canzone abbia avuto nella cultura e come questo sia mutato nel tempo - dal Quartetto Cetra agli urlatori, da Gino Paoli al Nuovo Canzoniere Italiano, da De Gregori a Ghali. Con la consapevolezza e l'ambizione che fare una storia della canzone in Italia non significa semplicemente raccontare la musica italiana, ma contribuire con un tassello importante a una storia culturale del nostro paese. Del resto, quando parliamo di musica non parliamo mai solo di musica.

©2019 Il Saggiatore S.r.l. (P)2020 Audible Studios

Narrator: Luca Sbaragli
Length: 24 hrs and 26 mins
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Songwriting: Lyric and Melody Writing for Beginners

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Have you ever wanted to write a song? For a band or concert? For a significant other? To express your sentiment? To memorialize an event? Just to add a tune to some published literature? Is your dream to write a beautiful song full of emotions? Is it your goal to create a fast-paced, energizing track? Then you're going to want to listen to this book. With the help of this book, you can turn your dreams into reality. Many people just think songwriting is too complicated and never even attempt to achieve their goals. A song can be used to convey much deeper emotions than just words alone. Where words may fail, a song can touch someone's heart. With every known culture in history utilizing some form of music, it's become one of the most important aspects of many people's daily lives. Music can be used to pass down a tradition, to create excitement, or to bring a major issue to society's attention. If you want to write and perform a song for any reason whatsoever but just can't seem to get started, then this book is most definitely for you. This book will teach you... What music means How to write meaningful lyrics The process of making catchy melodies Writing effective hooks Basic songwriting knowledge What makes a song a hit How to put meaning behind your lyrics Effective song structure How to record your song What the publication process of a song is like Songwriting is a skill that requires a lot of knowledge in several different areas. This book will inform you on the most important parts of each subject. With the help of this book, you'll be writing meaningful songs in 24 hours or less!

©2015 Alexander Wright (P)2015 Alexander Wright

Narrator: Amy MacMath
Length: 44 mins
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How to Make It in the New Music Business

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In the last decade, no industry has been through as much upheaval and turmoil as the music industry. If you're looking for quick fame and instant success, you're in the wrong field. It's now a democratic DIY business, and any guide to success in these new waters must be told by someone who's already survived them. Giving today's aspiring musicians the practical tools they need to build and maintain a lifelong career, How to Make It in the New Music Business becomes not only a brilliantly compiled tutorial on how to accomplish specific tasks - routing a tour, negotiating contracts, getting paid for Spotify and Pandora plays, or even licensing music to commercials, film, and television - but also a manifesto that encourages musicians to pave their own paths. Iin clear, easy-to-follow chapters, Ari Herstand's necessary and definitive handbook promises to redefine what it means to make it in the brave new world of professional music.

©2017 Ari Herstand; foreword copyright 2017 by Derek Sivers (P)2016 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Author: Ari Herstand
Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
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How to Sing 2020 Edition

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How to Sing 2020 Edition: A Complete Guide That Teaches You the Secrets to Sing in Tune. Improve Your Vocal Techniques and Your Singing Skills Even If You Have 0 Experience In this audiobook, the author teaches you everything you need to know to improve your vocal techniques. If you want to know the types of voices and how to control your high notes then How to Sing 2020 Edition is the perfect audiobook for you.  Here it is what you will find inside:   How to sing in public  What are the techniques to sing well  How to manage your high notes  Differences between head and chest voices And much more!   Don't lose time anymore! Get this audiobook now!

©2020 Barry Mitchell (P)2020 Barry Mitchell

Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
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The Practice of Practice: Get Better Faster

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Talent means nothing when it comes to getting better. Practice is everything. But exactly what is good practice? How does good practice create talent? The focus of this book is music practice, but these techniques and mindsets can be applied to any skill you want to improve. The Practice of Practice covers essential practice strategies and mindsets you won't find in any other book. You'll learn what research tells us about practice, but more importantly, you'll learn how great musicians in many genres of music think about practice, and you'll learn the strategies and techniques they use to improve. This book will help you get better faster, whether you play rock, Bach, or any other kind of music. It will also help you be a more informed teacher or a more effective parent of a young learner. Don't practice longer, practice smarter.

©2014 Jonathan D. Harnum (P)2015 Sol Ut Press

Narrator: Jonathan Harnum
Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
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Guitar Music Theory

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Have you ever thought about playing the guitar, but didn’t know where to begin? Do you have basic musical knowledge, but want to take your skills to the next level? If there is anything about the musical sphere that puzzles you, this book explains it in a easy to understand fashion. This is a detailed book for the complete beginner with no prior knowledge of music. In this book, Guitar Music Theory, you will hear about the complete workings of the guitar and learn about the music theory behind it.  In this book, you will:  Gain a clear understanding of music theory and music scales Learn about guitar anatomy from the basics to the innerworkings of your guitar  Understand what guitar chords are and how to build them  Find out how to buy the best guitar for your personal taste  Find detailed explanations about how to take care of your guitar, including tips and tricks on how to achieve the best tone  Learn guitar terminology and different methods of playing the guitar  And so much more…  Music is a universal language; one that people all over the world can enjoy and take part in. The guitar is an instrument that you can learn almost any song on, even those that were not written for the guitar. So, if you have always wanted to pick up a guitar and play, but didn’t know where to begin, then this is the book for you. What’s stopping you? Click on the buy now button to start making music. It will be the best decision you’ve ever made! 

©2021 Sublime Studio (P)2021 Sublime Studio

Narrator: Frank Block
Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
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Wagnerism

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This program is read by the author and includes excerpts from Richard Wagner's musical compositions throughout.  Alex Ross, renowned New Yorker music critic and author of the international best seller and Pulitzer Prize finalist The Rest Is Noise, reveals how Richard Wagner became the proving ground for modern art and politics - an aesthetic war zone where the Western world wrestled with its capacity for beauty and violence. For better or worse, Wagner is the most widely influential figure in the history of music. Around 1900, the phenomenon known as Wagnerism saturated European and American culture. Such colossal creations as The Ring of the Nibelung, Tristan und Isolde, and Parsifal were models of formal daring, mythmaking, erotic freedom, and mystical speculation. A mighty procession of artists, including Virginia Woolf, Thomas Mann, Paul Cézanne, Isadora Duncan, and Luis Buñuel, felt his impact. Anarchists, occultists, feminists, and gay-rights pioneers saw him as a kindred spirit. Then Adolf Hitler incorporated Wagner into the soundtrack of Nazi Germany, and the composer came to be defined by his ferocious antisemitism. For many, his name is now almost synonymous with artistic evil.  In Wagnerism, Alex Ross restores the magnificent confusion of what it means to be a Wagnerian. A pandemonium of geniuses, madmen, charlatans, and prophets do battle over Wagner’s many-sided legacy. As listeners of his brilliant articles for The New Yorker have come to expect, Ross ranges thrillingly across artistic disciplines, from the architecture of Louis Sullivan to the novels of Philip K. Dick, from the Zionist writings of Theodor Herzl to the civil-rights essays of W.E.B. Du Bois, from O Pioneers! to Apocalypse Now. In many ways, Wagnerism tells a tragic tale. An artist who might have rivaled Shakespeare in universal reach is undone by an ideology of hate. Still, his shadow lingers over 21st century culture, his mythic motifs coursing through superhero films and fantasy fiction. Neither apologia nor condemnation, Wagnerism is a work of passionate discovery, urging us toward a more honest idea of how art acts in the world.  A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux  

©2020 Alex Ross (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Alex Ross
Author: Alex Ross
Length: 28 hrs and 25 mins
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The Jazz Standards

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Written by award-winning jazz historian Ted Gioia, this comprehensive guide offers an illuminating look at more than 250 seminal jazz compositions. In this comprehensive and unique survey, here are the songs that sit at the heart of the jazz repertoire, ranging from "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Autumn in New York" to "God Bless the Child," "How High the Moon," and "I Can't Give You Anything But Love." Gioia includes Broadway show tunes written by such greats as George Gershwin and Irving Berlin, and classics by such famed jazz musicians as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, and John Coltrane. The audiobook offers vibrant discussions of each song, packed with information about how the song was written, who recorded it, the song's place in jazz history, and much more. Gioia includes recommendations for more than 2,000 recordings, with a list of suggested tracks for each song. Filled with colorful anecdotes and expert commentary, The Jazz Standards will appeal to a wide audience, serving as a fascinating introduction for new fans, an invaluable and long-needed audiobook for jazz lovers and musicians, and an indispensable reference for students and educators.

©2012 Ted Gioia (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Bob Souer
Author: Ted Gioia
Length: 21 hrs and 43 mins
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An Introduction to Classical Austrian Composers Including Performances

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Explore the works of classical composers. This book provides context before you listen to the piece and additional context afterwards. It’s an ideal way to familiarize yourself with the works of classical composers. This book focuses on Austrian classical composers and includes the works of Franz Joseph Hadyn, Franz Peter Schubert, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

©2020 Anthony Lowski (P)2020 Historical Audiobooks

Length: 35 mins
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For the Sake of Heaviness

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The story of Metal Blade Records is the story of Brian Slagel - a metal-obsessed Southern California kid who launched a fanzine and landed a record store job before cobbling together what he assumed would be a one-off compilation of fledgling bands from the LA scene. Released in 1982, the Metal Massacre LP included the debut recordings of local groups such as Steeler, Malice, Ratt, and Metallica. In the wake of the album's unexpected success, Slagel virtually stumbled into creating a proper record label, issuing the first releases by Bitch, Armored Saint, and Slayer the following year. Read by Brian Slagel in his own casual and informal style, For the Sake of Heaviness is an inside look at how he built Metal Blade from a one-man operation in his mom's non-air-conditioned garage to the preeminent international home of heavy music it is today. He shares his insights into signing and working with Cannibal Corpse, Flotsam and Jetsam, Gwar, King Diamond, Manowar, Mercyful Fate, Overkill, and others. Always hard at work on a diverse range of projects, Brian reveals the early advice he gave that helped guide Motley Crue's career; how he helped Metallica replace their bassist - twice; his detailed work on Thin Lizzy and Alice Cooper reissues; his behind-the-scenes role in the careers of Mother Love Bone, Alice in Chains, and Lamb of God; and his unlikely ventures with kindred metal heads - from hockey star Ken Baumgartner, to celebrity chef Chris Santos, to The Howard Stern Show's Richard Christy, to comedians Jim Florentine, Don Jamieson, and Jim Breuer. Throughout For the Sake of Heaviness, Brian steps aside to present first-person insights and extended guest interviews featuring friends, colleagues, Metal Blade staffers, and a long list of artists, including Metallica's James Hetfield, Slayer's Kerry King, King Diamond, and many more. Each of these segments is performed in the audio edition by John Bush of Armored Saint. Brian highlights the ins and outs of his 35-year metal odyssey, from promoting small shows in California's San Fernando Valley in the early days, to forging a major partnership with Warner Bros. Records; from weathering the Parents Music Resource Center's attempts to regulate lyrical content, to squaring off with Time Warner over Gwar's envelope-pushing themes; from nearly going bankrupt after underestimating the impact of the rise of CDs; to surviving and thriving in today's rapidly changing music business environment. Featuring a foreword by Metallica's Lars Ulrich, For the Sake of Heaviness pulls back the curtain to reveal the definitive look at how Metal Blade began, what they've accomplished, and where they're going. With the help of cowriter Mark Eglinton, Brian Slagel invites the listener into a personal conversation about his life's passion and the passion that drives Metal Blade - finding, exposing, and promoting the best heavy music on the planet.

©2017 BMG Books (P)2019 BMG Books

Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
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How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition

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Great music is a language unto its own, a means of communication of unmatched beauty and genius. And it has an undeniable power to move us in ways that enrich our lives - provided it is understood. If you have ever longed to appreciate great concert music, to learn its glorious language and share in its sublime pleasures, the way is now open to you, through this series of 48 wonderful lectures designed to make music accessible to everyone who yearns to know it, regardless of prior training or knowledge. It's a lecture series that will enable you to first grasp music's forms, techniques, and terms - the grammatical elements that make you fluent in its language - and then use that newfound fluency to finally hear and understand what the greatest composers in history are actually saying to us. And as you learn the gifts given us by nearly every major composer, you'll come to know there is one we share with each of them - a common humanity that lets us finally understand that these were simply people speaking to us, sharing their passion and wanting desperately to be heard. Using digitally recorded musical passages to illustrate his points, Professor Greenberg will take you inside magnificent compositions by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Verdi, Wagner, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and more. Even if you have listened to many of these illustrative pieces throughout your life - as so many of us have - you will never hear them the same way again after experiencing these lectures.

©2006 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2006 The Great Courses

Length: 36 hrs and 34 mins
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Sweat the Technique

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The musician and hip-hop legend - hailed as “the greatest MC of all time” and compared to Thelonious Monk - reimagines the writing handbook in this memoir and guide that incorporates the soulful genius, confidence, and creativity of a master artist. When he exploded on the music scene, musical genius Rakim was hailed for his brilliant artistic style, adding layers, complexity, depth, musicality, and soul to rap. More than anyone, Rakim has changed the way MCs rhyme. Calm on the mic, his words combine in a frenzy of sound, using complicated patterns based on multisyllabic rhymes and internal rhythms. Rakim can tell a story about a down-on-his-luck man looking for a job and turn it into an epic tale and an unforgettable rhyme. He is not just a great songwriter - he’s a great modern writer.  Part memoir, part writing guide, Sweat the Technique offers insight into how Rakim thinks about words, music, writing, and rhyming as it teaches writers of all levels how to hone their craft. It is also a rare glimpse into Rakim’s private life, full of entertaining personal stories from his youth on Long Island growing up in a home and community filled with musicians to the clubs of New York and the studios of Los Angeles during his rise to the top of popular music. Rakim celebrates the influences that shaped his development, including the jazz music of John Coltrane and the spirituality of the streets, and shares anecdotes spotlighting personalities such as LL Cool J and Dr. Dre, among others. Filled with valuable lessons for every writer, Sweat the Technique reveals the heart and mind of an artist and his love for great storytelling and, always, the words. 

©2019 Rakim (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Rakim
Author: Rakim
Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
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The Supreme Team: The Birth of Crack and Hip-Hop, Prince's Reign of Terror and the Supreme/50 Cent Beef Exposed

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When the crack era jumped off in the 1980s, many street legends were born in a hail of gunfire. Business-minded and ruthless dudes seized the opportunities afforded them, and certain individuals out of the city's five boroughs became synonymous with the definition of the new-era black gangster. Drugs, murder, kidnappings, shootings, more drugs, and more murder were the rule of the day. They called it The Game, but it was a vicious attempt to come up by any means necessary. In the late 1980s, the mindset was get mine or be mine, and nobody embodied this attitude more than the Supreme Team. The Supreme Team has gone down in street legend and the lyrical lore of hip-hop and gangsta rap as one of the most vicious crews to ever emerge on the streets of New York. Their mythical and iconic status inspired hip-hop culture and rap superstars like 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Biggie, Nas, and Ja Rule. Born at the same time as crack, hip-hop was heavily influenced by the drug crews that controlled New York's streets. And the cliché of art imitating life and vice versa came full circle in the saga of the Supreme Team's infamous leaders - Kenneth Supreme McGriff and Gerald Prince Miller. In the maelstrom of the mid-80s crack storm and burgeoning hip-hop scene, their influence and relevance left a lasting impression. Going from drug baron to federal prisoner to hip-hop maestro to life in prison, Supreme was involved in hip-hop and the crack trade from day one. His run stretched decades, but in the end, he fell victim to the pitfalls of the game like all before him had. His nephew, the enigmatic Prince, who had a rapid, violent, and furious rise in the streets, also fell hard and fast to the tune of seven life sentences. The Supreme Team has been romanticized and glorified in hip-hop, but the truth of the matter is that most of their members are currently in prison for life or have spent decades of their prime years behind bars. This audiobook looks at the team’s climatic rise from its inception to its inevitable fall. It looks at Supreme’s redemption with Murder Inc. and his relapse back into crime. This audiobook is the Supreme Team story in all its glory, infamy, and tragedy. It’s a tale of turns, twists, and fate. Meet the gangsters from Queens where the drug game influenced the style and swagger of street culture, hip-hop, and gangsta rap and made the infamous cast of characters from the Supreme Team icons in the annals of urban lore.

©2012 Gorilla Convict Publications (P)2018 Gorilla Convict Publications

Narrator: Glenn Langohr
Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
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Music Production Mastery:

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Everything you need to know about making music in one place!  Grab your chance to own this two book bundle by Tommy Swindali. Covering everything you need to know about Music Production, Songwriting, Music Theory and Creativity. Including:  Music Production the Advanced Guide on How to Produce for Music Producers Music Elements: Music Theory, Songwriting, Lyrics & Creativity Explained Music Production the Advanced Guide on How to Produce for Music Producers Do you love producing music?  Do you know what it takes to go from being a bedroom producer to a successful hit maker?    If you believe you have what it takes then keep reading and let's create a masterpiece! With all the music production advice out there, it can be very easy to get overwhelmed. You may get a vague idea of the general topic, but you're more likely to be confused, and you definitely won't have any workable knowledge. Well, the good news is this book changes that. Designed to take the complex world of music production, and explain it in simple terms. If you are a home-based musician then this is a must have for making your music sound professional. For the pros and semi-pros out there, this is a great book for understanding what good music production entails.  You can apply this knowledge to any genre of music and your music will sound balanced, clean, professionally mixed.    Music Elements: Music Theory, Songwriting, Lyrics & Creativity Explained   Do you struggle writing songs?  Have you ever tried learning music theory but found it hard or thought that it wasn't necessary?  If you are finding that you are writing songs, and whilst they sound good, there is something missing then read on. What you are missing is the sense of harmony and emotion that professional producers and songwriters have. Your about to discover everything you need to know about music theory, songwriting, lyrics, and creativity.   Turn Your Songs Into An Emotional Journey  It's time to embrace your inner artist, make your own rules, and start creating like never before. Whether you're just starting out as a songwriter or are a more experienced one looking for a new perspective, then this book will help you. Studying music can be a long journey, but with this book, you'll gain tons of vital information in a short period of time. With this knowledge I promise you that your songs will be better than 90 percent of the songs you hear on the radio.    More importantly, no matter where your songs end up, you will be confident you have written your best music. What are you waiting for?   Start making music by uncovering all the tools you need today.    Buy this book today!

©2019 Tommy Swindali (P)2019 Tommy Swindali

Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
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Beethoven's Piano Sonatas

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A revolutionary man living in a revolutionary time, Beethoven used the piano as his personal musical laboratory. The piano sonata became, more than any other genre of music, a place where he could experiment with harmony, motivic development, the contextual use of form, and, most important, his developing view of music as a self-expressive art. Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas include some of his most popular works as well as some of his most experimental. More than any other of his amazing works, Beethoven's piano sonatas are his personal testament, expressed in his own voice. These 24 marvelous lectures touch on every one of these fascinating pieces, approaching them chronologically, from the terse and powerful first sonata of 1795 to the revolutionary Hammerklavier Sonata of 1818 and the radical last three sonatas of 1820-1822. The sonatas are not simply compositions for the piano but are about the developing technology of the piano itself, an evolving instrument that Beethoven pushed to its limits and then beyond, ultimately writing music for an idealized piano that didn't come into existence until 40 years after his death. Because Beethoven died 50 years before the invention of sound recording, we will never hear his voice or the sound of his playing. Instead, Professor Greenberg plays you hundreds of excerpts of Maestro Claude Frank's recordings over the span of the course. Truly, Beethoven's piano music is his voice, emerging from his mind through his fingers to our ears and hearts. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2005 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2005 The Great Courses

Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
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Dear Evan Hansen: Through the Window

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Winner of six Tony Awards! The official behind-the-scenes book of the new hit musical. A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he's always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. Both deeply personal and profoundly contemporary, Dear Evan Hansen is a new American musical about life and the way we live it. The book - produced by Melcher Media, the team behind Hamilton, Wicked, Rent, and many more - tells the story of the musical from its conception nearly a decade ago to the Broadway stage. From developing the idea to writing the show, composing, casting, and rehearsals, Dear Evan Hansen appeals to fans far and wide, offering them the opportunity to continuously revisit the show, and for those who haven't seen the musical, listening to the audiobook will make them feel like they have. Filled with interviews with the cast and crew; a deeper look into Evan's fictional world and the visual world of the show; unreleased lyrics; and, of course, the libretto as well as reflections on the creators' own formative memories from their adolescence as it relates to the show's themes and important examinations of how we present ourselves online and mental health, Dear Evan Hansen is a beautifully produced, thoughtful, and uplifting audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Steven Levenson (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Taylor Trensch
Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
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Concert Masterworks

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Have you ever thought about the creative process that boiled inside geniuses like Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorák, Strauss, Brahms, Mendelssohn, or Liszt - or any composer, for that matter? What goes through a composer's mind when a musical composition is being set to paper? Are those magical weeks or months spent in an agonizing creative blur of ideas first tried and then discarded, or is it a matter of pure inspiration? Does the composer hear the music in his head before even picking up a pen, or does the music in fact begin on that blank sheet of staff paper? Most important, can lay listeners like us, untrained in music's technicalities, learn how to open our ears to a composer's creative intentions? Happily, the answer is a resounding "yes!" And in this series of 32 lectures, a professional composer and accomplished teacher will give you a new level of sophistication as a music listener - using as his teaching tools some of the most memorable works in all of music, by geniuses whose work has not only withstood time, but transcended it. Through listening to these lectures, you'll gain a new grasp of the intricacies of musical purpose, structure, and narrative content that you will then be able to hear in any piece of music. And though this is a demanding course, with a deeper look into musical structure than untrained listeners are likely to have experienced, it is not an intimidating one. Professor Greenberg vividly positions each composition and its composer in the social and musical fabric of its period, so you can understand the music in its proper societal and artistic context and feel its emotional power in the same way as did its original audiences. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©1995 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)1995 The Great Courses

Length: 24 hrs and 50 mins
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Music Habits

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Music production can be an elusive art form for many, and the challenges that face someone who is new to this can easily create overwhelm and lead to complete paralysis. The goal of this book is to cover music production from many different angles in a way that will change your thinking on the subject and build your confidence. Music making is a very mental and psychological game, and more often than not, all the technical stuff can hold you back from achieving your goals if you don't have the right creative habits in place first. With all the information available with a simple Google search, I wanted to really get to the heart of things that aren't being discussed nearly enough. I want to clear out all the garbage you may have been told and replace it with the essentials you can put to immediate use. Many people new to music may dive into forums and mindlessly watch video tutorials attempting to gather more and more information until they think they have enough to get going (hint: You never feel like you know enough). That would be like reading a whole encyclopedia and then being asked to recall only the important things that will get you from point A to point B. Even worse, much of the information you get will contradict the last thing you read. It's like finding a needle in a haystack only to be told it's the wrong needle. There is a much better approach. It's an approach that doesn't require you to know a lot to get started. You only need to know enough to get to the next step in your process. There is truly nothing stopping you from becoming a music producer. The ones who are successful now are the ones who started from nothing and chipped away at it until they found a way to express their unique voice. There are no gatekeepers making decisions on who is worthy and who isn't. The determining factor is you, your habits, and your confidence in yourself. This book can be listened from start to finish, or as a “choose your own adventure”, going directly to what you think can help you most right now. Don't get caught up thinking you have to devour everything before getting started. That isn't necessary, and isn't the point of the book. The core concepts in the book will come up time and time again which should help you retain them and be able to recall them when the need arrives. By exploring these concepts from several angles, you should gain a broad view of their many uses. My hope is that this book is used as a toolbox. You simply find the right tool that moves you forward and get back to work. So few people, who have more than enough information in their heads, ever start. Of those who do start, even fewer finish what they started and are satisfied with the results. I want you to be in that small group of finishers. Let's get started. 

©2015, 2020 Jason Ward (P)2020 Jason Ward

Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
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The Concerto

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The concerto offers a kind of unique excitement no other instrumental music can match. Where a symphony enthralls us with its thematic variations and development, a concerto gives us human drama - the exhilaration of a soloist or group of soloists ringing forth against the mass of the orchestra. In 24 musically rich lectures, Professor Greenberg provides a guided tour of the concerto, from its conception as a child of Renaissance ideals, through its maturation in the Classical age, its metamorphosis in the Romantic era, and its radical transformation in the 20th century and beyond. You'll listen to selections from nearly 100 concerti from more than 60 composers - from Gabrieli to Gershwin, from Schumann to Shostakovich. Along with the bedrock of the repertoire - represented by Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Rachmaninoff, Bartok, and many others - you are introduced to superb concerti by a host of less-familiar masters. You'll study in depth some of the greatest and most beloved works of the genre, including Mozart's Concerto for Flute in G Major, K. 313; Haydn's Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat Major; Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 4 in G Major, op. 58; Chopin's Piano Concerto no. 2 in F Minor, op. 21; Grieg's Piano Concerto in A Minor, op. 16; and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 35. Finally, you'll look at some notoriously esoteric and difficult 20th-century composers, including Arnold Schönberg and Elliott Carter, learning how their music is much more accessible than it appears. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2006 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2006 The Great Courses

Length: 18 hrs and 56 mins
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Play It Loud

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The inspiration for the Play It Loud exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art "Every guitar player will want to read this book twice. And even the casual music fan will find a thrilling narrative that weaves together cultural history, musical history, race, politics, business case studies, advertising, and technological discovery." (Daniel Levitin, Wall Street Journal)  For generations the electric guitar has been an international symbol of freedom, danger, rebellion, and hedonism. In Play It Loud, Brad Tolinski and Alan di Perna bring the history of this iconic instrument to roaring life. It's a story of inventors and iconoclasts, of scam artists, prodigies, and mythologizers as varied and original as the instruments they spawned.  Play It Loud uses 12 landmark guitars - each of them artistic milestones in their own right - to illustrate the conflict and passion the instruments have inspired. It introduces Leo Fender, a man who couldn't play a note but whose innovations helped transform the guitar into the explosive sound machine it is today. Some of the most significant social movements of the 20th century are indebted to the guitar: It was an essential element in the fight for racial equality in the entertainment industry; a mirror to the rise of the teenager as social force; a linchpin of punk's sound and ethos. And today the guitar has come full circle, with contemporary titans such as Jack White of The White Stripes, Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent), and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys bringing some of the earliest electric guitar forms back to the limelight.  Featuring interviews with Les Paul, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, and dozens more players and creators, Play It Loud is the story of how a band of innovators transformed an idea into a revolution. 

©2016 Brad Tolinski and Alan di Perna (P)2016 Random House Audio

Narrator: Rob Shapiro
Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
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Song Maps

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Whether you're just starting out as a songwriter, you're an experienced songwriter or just looking for a new perspective on the beautiful craft of songwriting, Song Maps - A New System to Write Your Best Lyrics offers fresh insights to help you write your very best lyrics.  Does any of the following sound familiar?  You worry that the lyrics you write just don't deliver their full potential but can't figure out why, even though technically they tick all the right boxes.  You have great ideas but your finished lyrics somehow fall short of the emotional impact you wanted and, as a result, your songs get passed over.  You have a busy schedule with limited time to write and have wasted too many hours chasing un-writable lyric ideas.  You wonder how some professional songwriters always seem to get a particular dynamic in their lyrics, consistently writing songs better than 90% of what you hear on the radio.  You are perhaps nervous about going into a pro co-writing session because you fear your ideas aren't worth bringing into the writing room.  You know you have so many great titles waiting to be written but haven't found a way of systematically developing them into well-crafted lyrics.  After writing an amazing hooky Chorus and a great supporting first Verse, you hit the dreaded wall that is "second verse curse".  In Song Maps - A New System to Write Your Best Lyrics, I deliver simple, logical, well-defined solutions to these issues and more: I give you seven well-developed professional templates for you to bring your lyrics to life. I also provide you with a tried and tested process for writing lyrics using Song Maps. And I'll reveal the songwriter's secret weapon. Please note: The audio references supplemental material that is not included with the purchase of this audiobook.

©2016 Simon Hawkins (P)2017 Simon Hawkins

Narrator: Sandra Hawkins
Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
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The Life and Works of Beethoven

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For many people, Beethoven is the greatest composer who ever lived. In this portrait-in-sound, actors’ readings combine with his music to reveal a titanic personality, both vulnerable and belligerent, comic and tragic, and above all heroic, as he comes to grips with perhaps the greatest disability a musician can suffer. No man’s music is more universal; few men’s lives are more inspiring. In every sense but one - his modest height - he was a giant. The great bonus of this audio-biography is that the development of Beethoven’s music can be heard in the context of his life. What did he write in those early, ambitious years when he was at the peak of his musical powers? What did he write when beset with anxiety over his failing hearing? And what was the music that insisted on pouring out of him, even though he couldn’t hear it himself? Jeremy Siepmann draws us into the private world of Ludwig van Beethoven, with the composer portrayed with rugged vividness by Bob Peck. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2003 Naxos AudioBooks (P)2003 Naxos AudioBooks

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Songwriting: Apply Proven Methods, Ideas and Exercises to Kickstart or Upgrade Your Songwriting

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Are you ready to write the next big hit and become a legend? Have you ever listened to a song and thought, "Wow, if only I could write a song like that"? Well, you can now learn all the secrets on how to write beautiful music with this carefully designed guide to songwriting! The audiobook is packed with methods, ideas, and advice on how to improve your skills and unleash your talent for unique results!  Learn everything from chords, notes, and keys to lyrics and rhythm, adopt the habits and mentality of successful songwriters, and become the best! With this guide, you will also learn all the practical details you need to know about copyrights, piracy, and royalties so you can finally become a true professional!  So, stop making up excuses about how your not talented enough, because now, you have what it takes to become a star!  Here is a preview of what you'll learn.... Understanding the basics Inspiration Working with collaborators Chords, keys, and progressions Publishing Creativity Rights, royalties, and piracy Professional songwriter habits And, much, much more! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.   

©2018 Tommy Swindali (P)2018 Fortune Artists

Narrator: Scott Parker
Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
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A Musician's Guidebook

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As a university music professor, I have found myself addressing students who wish to play music professionally with certain issues that do not come up in classes and too many times are learned on the job - the hard way. This book is a collection of thoughts I put together over years of performing and teaching.  Becoming (and maintaining) a career as a professional musician is hard enough. I hope some of these thoughts might make that journey a little easier.

©2020 David Cooper (P)2021 David Cooper

Narrator: Andrew Rowe
Author: David Cooper
Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
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Music Theory: from Absolute Beginner to Expert

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Discover the beauty of music theory and become a better musician through the power of understanding! Have you ever wanted: To unlock the mysteries of notes, intervals, music scales, modes, keys, chords and chord progressions and other important concepts in music? To understand where chords and scales come from, all the different types that exist and how they're built? To master your rhythm and time skills and understand how to practice and play easily in any time signature? To know what's behind all the beautiful music and learn how you can (re)create it? Have you ever been put off by music theory or thought that is too hard to learn? If you find yourself in any of this, then this book is the answer for you. It covers everything that anyone who plays (or wants to play) music, and wishes to become better as a musician, should know. This is the most comprehensive book on music theory that you can find today. Not only that, but this book is written in a way that is really easy to follow, understand and internalize all the concepts explained. You don't have to be a college degree music student in order to understand and use this - anyone can do it! It also doesn't matter what instrument you play (because music theory is universal) and it also doesn't matter what is your knowledge level or playing ability! This book will give you all the information necessary to become a true expert in music theory without frustration and feeling overwhelmed, and this will have innumerable benefits to your playing! Download this book now and solve all your problems with music theory! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Nicolas Carter (P)2016 Nicolas Carter

Narrator: Bryan Howard
Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
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Kraftwerk

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Brought to you by Penguin.  The story of the phenomenon that is Kraftwerk and how they revolutionised our cultural landscape.  'We are not artists nor musicians. We are workers.' Ignoring nearly all rock traditions, experimenting in near-total secrecy in their Düsseldorf studio, Kraftwerk fused sound and technology, graphic design and performance, modernist Bauhaus aesthetics and Rhineland industrialisation - even human and machine - to change the course of modern music. This is the story of Kraftwerk as a cultural phenomenon, who turned electronic music into avant-garde concept art and created the soundtrack to our digital age.

©2020 Uwe Schütte (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Author: Uwe Schütte
Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
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Flying V

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Flying V chronicles the origin of the most unique guitar on earth and its incredible influence on the history of rock and roll and heavy metal. Hear from the rock stars themselves as they describe how, when, and why the Flying V forever changed their careers and altered their entire approach to guitar playing. Journey inside the minds of the biggest icons of our era as they tell their riveting tales of discovery and passion for their beloved Flying Vs. Exclusive interviews with members of Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Judas Priest, Mercyful Fate, Scorpions, Accept, Michael Schenker Group, and more. This musical journey is one you will want to take over and over again as secrets of the Flying V guitar are revealed like never before!

©2020 Alchemy Werks, LLC (P)2020 Alchemy Werks, LLC

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Kalimba Song Book (4 Books in 1)

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If you want to learn to play kalimba (and in a practical way) then keep reading. Do you want be playing some of your favorite songs in seven days or less?  Instead of searching online for useless guides, how about learning what you need and get playing as fast as you can? (Potentially even on day one!)  I decided to make this audiobook, perfect for an absolute beginner, that offers a fun and practical way to learn kalimba. By following this streamlined strategy of learning kalimba (that won’t take over your whole life) with exact practical exercises for you at each step of the way, you’ll be playing your favorite songs in no time.  Here is just a sliver of what you’ll discover:  An easy step-by-step guide to playing the over 110 songs contained in this audiobook (I walk you through the whole process) Practical exercises to make every step of the process as enjoyable as possible How to potentially play thousands of songs by learning only a few chords How to play your first song on your first day of practice To know about 17-key kalimba How to tune your kalimba Tricks to make it sound better for your kalimba Learn tablature reading And that is barely even scratching the surface! If you know someone who’s receiving a kalimba as a holiday gift (or birthday gift) this is the perfect companion audiobook to help them learn the kalimba rapidly!  If you’re ready to have hours of fun while starting your kalimba journey then scroll up and click “Add to Cart”.

©2021 Rupert J. Kingston (P)2021 Rupert J. Kingston

Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
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For the Record 2021

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This is an instruction manual for indie artists, labels, and managers who want to understand the necessary steps to save time and make money in the music business. This instruction manual shows you the what has to be done and has checklists, forms, and is hyperlinked to facilitate learning. If you love music and want to earn money, just dropping music and hoping for success rarely works. You need to understand and have a strategy to maneuver in this industry.

©2021 Debbie Egel (P)2021 Debbie Egel

Narrator: Debbie Egel Esq
Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
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Music Production 2020

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Everything you need to know about making music in one collection! Grab your chance to own this comprehensive guide by Tommy Swindali about music production in 2020. Including: Music Production for Beginners 2020 Edition: How to Produce Music, The Easy-to-Read Guide for Music Producers Music Production, 2020 Edition: The Advanced Guide on How to Produce for Music Producers Take your music to the next level. If you feel like you're always getting stuck in your music productions, or if you feel like you're not improving, then don’t worry because you're not alone. According to Digital Music News just one point four percent of producers actually "make it" in producing music...which means almost 99 percent of producers are focusing on the wrong things. And this is why most of them end up giving up producing before they peak or they never finishing anything good. But with access to a wealth of proven technical, practical, and theoretical knowledge in one book, you can take your music to the next level. Here is just a tiny fraction of what you will discover:  How to write chords, drum beats, basslines, melodies, and more Essential home-recording studio equipment - without spending millions Music theory explained - without needing to study a course  Step-by-step guide to mixing and mastering your music - even if you're not a technical person How a 19-year-old young producer used “deliberate practice” to create the global smash, “Old Town Road” Optimize your computer for music production (PC and mac) Audio recording tips: Microphones and placement And much, much more.... Stop wasting your time on forums, YouTube, and asking the same old questions. Make your best music with this book.

©2020 Tommy Swindali (P)2020 Tommy Swindali

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Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
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Acoustic Guitar for Beginners: Learn to Play Acoustic Guitar, Read Music, and Play Songs

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If you’ve always loved the sound of the guitar and longed to play it, then you’ve come to right place. With this audiobook, you’ll learn the magic of music and musical instruments. Every modern band has at least one guitar in the group. The guitar is not only easy to play, but it is also versatile. And who doesn’t love a great guitar solo? The guitar can fill in the tones ranging from the lows of the bass guitar to the highs of the lead guitar. In this audiobook, you’ll learn about the different types of guitars, the material used to make them, and the kind of music you can play. Underlying music is the theory that defines the arrangement of notes and the way you play chords. Learning this will help you understand how the world of music connects each instrument and forms a song. You can open magical doors by understanding how to transition between notes and use chords. In this audiobook you’ll discover: How to choose the best guitar How to care for and maintain your guitar Gadget, tips, and tricks to help you refine your playing Basic major and minor chords found in most songs Diminished, slashed, and inverted chords The basics of playing songs for beginners Everything you need to know about guitar music is here. Buy now and begin your musical journey. You can start making music today!

©2020 Peter F. Sheldon (P)2020 Peter F. Sheldon

Narrator: Ben Herold
Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
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Survival of the Fittest

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Since its inception in the late 1960s, heavy metal has experienced quite a few ups and downs in popularity. But there was one specific decade that sticks out as the most troubling - the 1990s. In what seemed like one fell swoop, a style of metal that had been popular for much of the 1980s was rendered obsolete, and in its place, was a much more real, raw, and unique approach - detected in several new metal-based "sub-genres". Add to it several changes in the music industry and media, and it appeared as if traditional metal may have met its expiration date...before several bands (and a certain traveling festival tour) helped put headbanging rock back on track.  Survival of the Fittest: Heavy Metal in the 1990's is the first book to focus entirely on this decade. Set in an oral history format, Survival features over 80 interviews conducted exclusively for this book, including current or past members of Pantera, Sepultura, Fear Factory, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Def Leppard, Guns N' Roses, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Exodus, Testament, Dream Theater, King's X, Extreme, Winger, Cinderella, Living Colour, Faith No More, Primus, Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, White Zombie, Stone Temple Pilots, Kyuss, Danzig, Clutch, Life of Agony, Biohazard, Type O Negative, Within Temptation, Cradle of Filth, Death, Coal Chamber, and System of a Down (among many others), as well as Eddie Trunk, Riki Rachtman, and Lonn Friend. Also featured is a foreword by Pantera bassist Rex Brown.

©2015 Greg Prato Writer, Corp. (P)2021 Greg Prato Writer, Corp.

Narrator: Greg Prato
Author: Greg Prato
Length: 31 hrs and 3 mins
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How Music Works

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Best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the iconic band Talking Heads, David Byrne has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In the insightful How Music Works, Byrne offers his unique perspective on music - including how music is shaped by time, how recording technologies transform the listening experience, the evolution of the industry, and much more.

©2012 David Byrne (P)2012 Recorded Books

Narrator: Andrew Garman
Author: David Byrne
Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
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Guitar Lessons for Beginner

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Here we present you with the book Guitar Lessons for Beginners to help you understand and use different concepts in the mystical yet enchanting world of music. True, the guitar is the easiest of instruments to play, and by buying and learning to play the guitar, you gain complete mastery over your domain of music.  Music is an arrangement of sounds and silences. There are notes, and one must use gaps of silence to play the music. This is why it is so wonderful. There is an arrangement, and learning about it will help you exploit this art form and create your own magic.  Play music in your home and at get-togethers. Revel in the fun and laughter of your loved ones as they sing with you. It is the best thing to bring out when you have a party going or want to relax. The guitar is easy to carry around, and there is no end to what one may play using this versatile instrument.  Pick up your guitar and unravel the mystical world of scales using chords and riffs. The world is a better place for music, so let it flow. Begin your journey into the musical world today. Start learning, and you will soon be the master of the guitar. 

©2020 Rhythm Divine Studio (P)2021 Rhythm Divine Studio

Narrator: William Bahl
Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
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Piano Lessons for Beginners

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Discover the Fun and Easy Way to Learn Music Theory and How to Play the Piano! Would you like to learn how to play the piano, create beautiful melodies, and become a talented musician? If so - this special 2-in-1 audiobook bundle is exactly for you! Learning music can seem like a pretty big challenge for a beginner. How should you place your wrist on a piano? How can you differentiate notes, octaves, and scales? How do you create a beautiful melody that will turn into a successful song? All of those questions makes the task of learning music really overwhelming. But with this audiobook, we got you covered. In this outstanding book, you will learn music theory, how to play the piano, how to play common and advanced chords, how to read notes on the bass and treble clef quarter, and much, much more! Why you should really consider this audiobook? Two-in-one: Get the music theory audiobook AND how to play the piano audiobook for the price of one Learn how to read music using proven techniques Understand the symbols and the notes of a music score Learn octaves, pitch, tempo, and scales Discover how you can write amazing melodies, even if you have no experience Get step-by-step guidance to play the piano perfectly And much, much more! I'm a kid/adult/old. Can I still use this book? Yes! This book is written in a clear, easy way so that EVERYONE can use it to practice their piano and music skills. No matter if you're a complete beginner, have no previous musical knowledge, or struggling to create nice music - this book will be the only guide on music theory you'll ever need! Scroll up, click on "Buy", and get your audiobook now!

©2019 Lewis Gray (P)2019 Lewis Gray

Narrator: Andy Parrish
Author: Lewis Gray
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
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Violin for Beginners

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Often referred to as the "Queen of Instruments," the violin holds promise for the dedicated artist, and magic for the beginner. To discover the mystical presence of the violin, one must take care to choose the proper instrument, put in the required practice time, and keep on trying, even when all seems lost.   In this book, Violin for Beginners, we have brought you the simplest way to learn the violin. We have included details on how to find the best instrument and what you must do to get started. Here are just a few of the things you’ll learn....  The best violin to help you get started  Scales for the beginner  Methods of playing the violin  Proper posture and hand positioning  Bowing, gliding, tonal quality, and more  Accessories needed  How to care for your violin  Lots more!  This book helps you discover the world of violin music and how to take your first steps to become an expert. If you’ve always loved the beauty of the sound of the violin and dreamed of being able to make lovely music, then grab your copy of this book today.  A musician is buried inside of you, just waiting to be released. Click the "Buy Now" button to get started on your musical journey today! 

©2020 David Bailey (P)2020 David Bailey

Narrator: Ben Herold
Author: David Bailey
Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
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Song of a Nation

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The greatest story never told, this formidable and gorgeous biography documents the amazing and controversial short life of Calixa Lavallée - the composer of "O Canada" - and the tumult of 19th-century North America. The story of "O Canada" is one of the great unknowns of our collective lives. No longer. This formidable and gorgeous tale documents the history of this song of a nation, from its origins in French Canada in the years just after Confederation to the surprisingly controversial story of its adoption as Canada's national anthem 100 years later. Song of a Nation is also the extraordinary and mysterious story of Calixa Lavallée - the anthem's French-Canadian composer - and his compelling, almost unbelievable personal journey: his early life as a blackface minstrel, travelling throughout the United States for more than a decade; his service for the Union Army in the American Civil War; his production of the first opera in Quebec; and, in a final act, becoming a leading figure in American music education.  To understand "O Canada", and to understand the man who wrote it, is to return to the Canada of the mid-1800s, just forming as a nation, bringing together ancient racial hatreds and novel political possibilities. More than just a song, in its own story "O Canada" evokes the history of a country creating an identity for itself out of the unique forces and rivalries of French and English Canada, and looking to the infinite possibilities that lay ahead.

©2018 Robert Harris (P)2018 McClelland & Stewart

Narrator: Robert Harris
Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
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Radio, Records & Rockstars

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Canada's premiere rock radio interviewer and radio series host, Jeff Woods, narrates the audio version of his acclaimed first nonfiction book, featuring a nostalgic romp through his own career in radio and records, alternating between that and exclusive conversations with the legends of rock.  

Woods has followed his passion wherever it’s taken him. Radio, Records & Rockstars takes you behind the curtain, revealing what's happened to radio as Jeff also reveals the unvarnished truth of his own storied life, including his professional and romantic peaks and valleys. This work of reflection and conversation relates the stumbles and defeats, truths and triumphs of the artists who will go down in history as helping to define a generation - and of the man who has long brought their stories to listeners across Canada and those tuning in from the USA and around the world.

©2016 Jeff Woods (P)2018 Jeff Woods

Narrator: Jeff Woods
Author: Jeff Woods
Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
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Basic Music Theory, 4th Edition

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What do all those lines and squiggles and dots mean? Basic Music Theory takes you through the sometimes confusing world of written music with a clear, concise style that is at times funny and always friendly. The book is written by an experienced music teacher using methods refined over more than 30 years in schools and in his private teaching studio. Lessons are fun, well-paced, and enjoyable. Whether you're a beginner of any age, whether you're an experienced player who wants to bone up on your theory, or whether you teach music and need a fun way to do it, you'll find this book valuable and will refer to it again and again.

©2013 Jonathan D. Harnum (P)2017 Jonathan D. Harnum

Narrator: Jonathan Harnum
Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
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Music Elements: Music Theory, Songwriting, Lyrics & Creativity Explained

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Embrace Your Inner Artist   Do you struggle writing songs?  Have you ever tried learning music theory but found it hard or thought that it wasn't necessary?   If you are finding that you are writing songs, and while they sound good, there is something missing, then read on.   What you are missing is the sense of harmony and emotion that professional producers and songwriters have. You're about to discover everything you need to know about music theory, songwriting, lyrics, and creativity.   Turn Your Songs into an Emotional Journey  It's time to embrace your inner artist, make your own rules, and start creating like never before. Whether you're just starting out as a songwriter or are a more experienced one looking for a new perspective, then this book will help you.   Studying music can be a long journey, but with this book, you'll gain tons of vital information in a short period of time. With this knowledge I promise you that your songs will be better than 90 percent of the songs you hear on the radio.   More importantly, no matter where your songs end up, you will be confident you have written your best music.   In this book you will discover: The language of music. How to unleash your creativity.  How to understand music. The psychology behind song structure.  Proven techniques to overcome writer's block.  The same songwriting process used to write countless number one songs. Characteristics of great song hooks.  Publishing your songs. Create chord progressions. Principles of art applied in songwriting. Myths about music theory debunked. And much, much, more... So, if you want to write great music, scroll up and click buy now!

©2019 Tommy Swindali (P)2019 Tommy Swindali

Narrator: John York
Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
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Ukulele for Beginners

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The ukulele is a beautiful culturally and historically rich instrument. However, as soulful, melodic, and engaging as it is, it can be quite tricky for beginners who do not have the proper guidelines.  If you are a beginner trying to learn how to play the ukulele, this book is all you need to get started. This book will help every struggling ukulele player so that they not only learn how to play the instrument but also get insight into how to play along with audio recordings and polish their skills.  While the internet is full of various platforms that help you learn different aspects of playing the ukulele, it is a struggle to compile all that information in a condensed and logical flow of information. The uke is a tricky instrument for an absolute newbie with no prior knowledge. If you are facing the same problem and tired of gathering and collecting information from here and there with no direction, then this book is the perfect choice for you.  This book helps you understand: What a ukulele is and how it works Where the ukulele came from and how it is essential in the music industry today  How to read music  How to polish your skills using globally recommended tips and tricks  What you can do with your polished ukulele skills  This book caters to beginners who have no previous knowledge regarding the instrument, featuring language that is simple and easy to follow - without jargon, fancy words, or complicated terminology. Get your hands on this book today to learn to play your ukulele like a pro. 

©2020 Peter F. Sheldon (P)2020 Peter F. Sheldon

Narrator: Ben Herold
Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
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Country Music

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The rich and colorful story of America's most popular music and the singers and songwriters who captivated, entertained, and consoled listeners throughout the 20th century - based on the upcoming eight-part film series to air on PBS in September 2019 This deeply researched and hugely entertaining history begins where country music itself emerged: the American South, where people sang to themselves and to their families at home and in church, and where they danced to fiddle tunes on Saturday nights. With the birth of radio in the 1920s, the songs moved from small towns, mountain hollers, and the wide-open West to become the music of an entire nation - a diverse range of sounds and styles from honky tonk to gospel to bluegrass to rockabilly, leading up through the decades to the music's massive commercial success today. But above all, Country Music is the story of the musicians. Here is Hank Williams' tragic honky tonk life, Dolly Parton rising to fame from a dirt-poor childhood, and Loretta Lynn turning her experiences into songs that spoke to women everywhere. Here, too, are interviews with the genre's biggest stars, including the likes of Merle Haggard to Garth Brooks to Rosanne Cash. Rife with endlessly fascinating anecdotes, the stories in this sweeping yet intimate history will captivate longtime country fans and introduce new listeners to an extraordinary body of music that lies at the very center of the American experience.

©2019 Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns (P)2019 Random House Audio

Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
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How to Become a Voice Over Talent Online

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How to Become a Voice Over Talent Online is a comprehensive, although not exhaustive, resource of information to help you get started in the voice-over industry. Maybe you've heard this in your life: "You've got a great voice. You should do voice overs!" It's a great compliment, but now what do you do? You think about it, you Google "How to be a voice over artist" and you are inundated with information. There are websites asking you to pay for auditions and managers asking for a demo. How do you do it? This book will help you navigate through all of the websites online, the best kind of equipment to buy and use as a beginner, how to put together a "demo", how to practice to get better, and how to market yourself to get jobs. You will also learn about all of the different types of work you can get as a voice-over artist as well as some of the inside lingo so that when you do book a job, you know exactly what a client is asking for. Turn those "You've got a great voice!" moments into real jobs. Then you can say, "Why, as a matter of fact, I am a voice over artist." And with this book, you can do it all on your own.

©2016 HowExpert (P)2016 HowExpert

Length: 44 mins
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Piano Lessons for Beginners

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Learning to play the piano is quite an adventure. It is a beautiful thing to feel your fingers fly across the keys of the piano. It is a transcending experience to be carried away to another world by the notes you play. It truly feels otherworldly to create such lovely sounds and songs by just using parts of your body.  But you will never experience that feeling if you allow fear to stop you from taking those first steps to learning to play such a great instrument. Learning to play the piano can be a daunting task if you do not know where to start, I know. That is the reason I wrote this book. This book was created to remove the worry and uncertainty and arm you with knowledge and know-how to make this a musical journey that is joyful rather than stressful.

©2020 Rhythm Divine Studio (P)2021 Rhythm Divine Studio

Narrator: William Bahl
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
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Harmonica for Beginners: 3 in 1

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Music has been proven to make you a smarter, healthier, and happier person. Countless studies have shown that playing an instrument is an excellent way to improve your brainpower and is a truly enjoyable and rewarding activity. The harmonica, a simple but inspirational instrument, will certainly help you achieve all the benefits above. It's an iconic instrument, from its sound to the performers who play it, and you can join this part of music history and heritage. This book will look at the history of the harmonica, beginning with its design, construction, and its place in the history of music. You will learn about some key players who have shaped music today through the sound of the harmonica. You will also learn how to differentiate between different instruments and the what, where, and how of choosing an instrument that is right for you. The book will help you go from a complete beginner with no knowledge of the instrument or music theory and have you playing chords, melodies, and riffing along to a blues. No book can replace the experience of having a teacher, but we hope in this book to give you as good and steady a foundation in the basics of the harmonica when you find yourself without a teacher. Learn your grip, your breathing techniques, and to read harmonica tablature. When you're ready, you will move to intermediate techniques such as playing single notes and even learning to bend notes. To enable you to discover as much music as possible, you will also learn the basics of reading music, the most valuable skill for any musician. Whatever style of music you want to ultimately play, this book is a starting point to get you there. By the end of the book, you will be playing harmonious music, whether it's playing melodies by yourself or jamming with other musicians, accompanying a band, or soloing over a 12-bar blues. Welcome to the beginning of your musical journey on the harmonica. Take your time and enjoy the experience of mastering each step. Every musician can find their style, and we hope that by working through this book, you will find yours. Learn how to play harmonica easily with this fantastic, affordable guide. Many people love listening to the harmonica, and at least 50 percent of those are interested in learning to play it so that they can perform in front of an audience, friends, or family. This book is offering to teach you how to do just that. Simple instructions are provided to help you every step of the way. If you want to learn how to provide this unmistakable sound present in many styles of American music, you are in the right place. This book contains all the tips, instructions, and tools you’ll need to make amazing music. You will learn new techniques, styles, songs, and even a bit of history. You’ll discover: How to purchase your first harmonica  Proper holding and breathing techniques  Tongue techniques to create interesting sounds  How to bend notes  How to play popular folk tunes  And lots more! Click the "buy now" button and learn how to play the most affordable instrument in the world.

©2020 Evergreen Music Studio (P)2020 Evergreen Music Studio

Narrator: Ben Herold
Length: 9 hrs
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Secrets to Building a Home Recording Studio

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Do you want to build a perfect home recording studio? Are you a beginner musician feeling overwhelmed or don't know where to start? Or perhaps you'd like to know how to start your own home studio but are limited on space?  If you want to build the perfect home recording studio, then pay attention. This guide covers everything from choosing the perfect location and equipment to mixing and mastering your recordings with common digital audio workstation plugins and functionalities. We'll even touch on the more technical side so you can achieve pro-sounding recordings!  This complete guide covers:  How to choose the perfect location for your home recording studio  How to acoustically treat your room to get great-sounding recordings The list of the equipment you will need and how to set them up How to choose your digital audio workstation The technical side of recording: using EQ, compression, and audio effects such as harmonic layering and panning  And much more Let's help you build your own studio so you can start setting up your own how music studio and producing your own high-quality recordings in no time!

©2018 Robson Green (P)2018 Robson Green

Narrator: Brian Housewert
Length: 1 hr and 1 min
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The Symphonies of Beethoven

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Ludwig van Beethoven is justifiably acclaimed as one of the most revered composers in the history of Western music-a genius once characterized as a "Titan, wrestling with the gods." There is no better way for you to understand the full impact of that description than to not only listen to all nine of his magnificent symphonies, but to do so with a full understanding of what this great composer was saying and the circumstances that drove him up to and beyond what had once been considered the limits of musical expression. The 32 lectures that make up this detailed introduction to Beethoven explores each of his symphonies in depth, explaining the gifts of musical communication that made this composer unique. Even without any previous musical training, you'll be able to grasp the absolute directness that made his work so accessible, the sheer emotional power that could never be ignored, and the ways in which his ideas were revolutionary on every level. Beginning with an introduction to Beethoven the man and the musical and societal forces that shaped his development, you'll explore his breathtaking innovations: harmonic, melodic, rhythmic, formal, dramatic, self-expressive, and emotional. And you'll come to understand how and why this man was able to lead music into a totally new era as he dispensed with the restraint of 18th-century Classicism to usher in the era of romantic self-expression - even as his own ability to even hear what he was creating was progressively and tragically vanishing. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©1996 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)1996 The Great Courses

Length: 24 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Play Advanced Bass Guitar

Summary

Want to know more about music? Want to learn awesome new bass playing techniques? Want to play songs without wasting your time looking for tabs on the net? If your answer is yes, then this is the right guide for you! In this audiobook, we will help you understand music theory. This audiobook also includes popular advanced bass techniques: Amaze your friends and band mates with your new bass techniques Create funkier and groovier beats with your bass! Impress your friends by showing them that you can play anything without the help of inaccurate bass tabs Communicate better with other musicians Make you bass guitar sing! Stand out and make catchy solos! You don't have to go to expensive music schools to understand the music theory and scales! You can now play like a pro! This book is what you need if you want to know more about music and your bass. This book also uses simple terminologies so that it will be easier for you to follow and understand. If you are ready to be a full-fledged musician and bassist, it's time for you to grab a copy of our book. Download now!

©2016 HowExpert.com (P)2016 HowExpert.com

Narrator: Todd Eflin
Length: 54 mins
Available on Audible
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Jingle Bell Pop

1 rating

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It seems like every year, the holiday season arrives earlier and earlier. Before Halloween’s ghosts and ghouls have even had their chance to come out of the shadows, sleigh bells and ribbons begin to materialize at the mall and towering tinsel-tinged trees appear in our living rooms. But the most telltale sign of the arrival of yuletide festivities is the unceasingly merry melody of the seasonal songbook, from "Silent Night" to "Santa Baby." Love them or loathe them, these holiday earworms are here to stay. But how do these songs endure for decades? And why are there so few contemporary Christmas carols? In this holly jolly Audible Original, New York Times bestselling author and New Yorker columnist John Seabrook uncovers the mysteries of the holiday music machine, exploring how these hits were made and why they’ve dominated the soundwaves each and every winter. From the mid-century reign of songwriter Johnny Marks ("Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer") to the manufactured musical nostalgia of modern holiday hits like "All I Want for Christmas Is You," Seabrook, alongside a cast of singers, songwriters, and producers, reveals the untold stories behind the songs that have us rockin’ around the Christmas tree year after year.

©2018 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.

Narrator: Erin Moon
Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Jazz Improvisation Made Simple

Summary

When it comes to learning jazz, many musicians feel overwhelmed. They are told they need to know a ton of music theory, have impeccable technique, mastery of their instrument, and lots of natural talent to succeed as a jazz improviser.  The message of Jazz Improvisation Made Simple is that learning jazz doesn’t have to be so overwhelming and complicated. To get started, you need to know a lot less than you think. Even by learning just one jazz standard, you can unlock a treasure trove of incredible secrets for musical excellence.  Jazz Improvisation Made Simple is not a music method book full of music notations and exercises. It's a self-help style audiobook that dives deeper into things that will actually make a difference in your jazz playing, no matter what instrument you play.  In this book, author, podcaster, and educator Brent Vaartstra reveals his proven processes behind learning jazz and skyrocketing your skills. As the jazz musician behind the internationally renowned jazz education blog and podcast Learn Jazz Standards, he’s helped hundreds of thousands of musicians reach their jazz potential, improve their skills, and accomplish their musical goals.  Sharing lessons from his personal journey and successes of his students along the way, Jazz Improvisation Made Simple serves as a step-by-step guide for accelerating your jazz improvement, shortening the learning curve, and unlocking the musical potential you’ve always had.

©2020 Brent Vaartstra (P)2020 Brent Vaartstra

Narrator: Brent Vaartstra
Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Essential Trumpet Lessons, Book One: Get Started

Summary

Essential lessons for comeback players, midlevel players, and all beginners. Covers tone production, breathing, tongue use, written music, how to practice, and more essentials to get you started right. Essential Trumpet Lessons is written by Jonathan Harnum, a player and teacher with over 35 years of experience and a PhD in music education from Northwestern University.

©2017 Jonathan Harnum & Sol Ut Press (P)2017 Jonathan Harnum & Sol Ut Press

Narrator: Jonathan Harnum
Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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Elements of Jazz: From Cakewalks to Fusion

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Jazz is a uniquely American art form, one of America's great contributions to not only musical culture, but world culture, with each generation of musicians applying new levels of creativity that take the music in unexpected directions that defy definition, category, and stagnation. Now you can learn the basics and history of this intoxicating genre in an eight-lecture series that is as free-flowing and original as the art form itself. You'll follow the evolution of jazz from its beginnings in the music and dancing of the antebellum plantations to its morphing into many shapes as its greatest innovators gave us ragtime, the blues, the swing music of the big band era, boogie-woogie, and big band blues. You'll follow the rise of modern jazz in all of its many forms, including bebop, cool, modal, free, and fusion jazz. And you'll learn how the course of jazz was changed by key technological innovations, such as the invention of the microphone, which allowed smaller-voiced singers like Bing Crosby or Mel Torme to share a limelight once reserved for the bigger voices of stars like Bessie Smith or Al Jolson. Beginning the story on those antebellum plantations, Professor Messenger reveals how the "cakewalks" of slave culture gave birth to a dance craze at the end of the 19th century that was ignorant of its own humble roots. And he explores the irony of the minstrel shows, which derived from Southern beliefs of black cultural inferiority yet eventually spawned a musical industry that African-American musicians would dominate for decades to come. As a bonus, the lectures are also very entertaining, with Professor Messenger frequently turning to his piano to illustrate his musical points, often with the help of guest artists.

©1995 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)1995 The Great Courses

Narrator: Bill Messenger
Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Acoustic Guitar for Beginners: 3 Books in 1

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The complete three-book series on learning to play acoustic guitar.  Book one Have you always dreamed of playing the guitar? Do you love the sound of the acoustic guitar, but don’t know how to play it?  If you long to sing and play songs, then this book is for you. This book is not a rote learning tool, nor a textbook. We spared you the annoyance of listening to a mechanical write-up. We’ve tried to be as humane and relatable to your troubles as much as we can. Most of the information you'll get from this book is relevant in any style of guitar playing. By the end of this book, you should be able to: Choose the best guitar for your needs  String and tune your guitar  Play basic chords on the guitar  Play different strumming patterns  Understand how chords are formed  Groove with riffs and the pentatonic scale  And most importantly, you will be able to read music. Book two With this book, you’ll learn the magic of music and musical instruments. Every modern band has at least one guitar in the group. The guitar is not only easy to play, but it is also versatile. And who doesn’t love a great guitar solo? The guitar can fill in the tones ranging from the lows of the bass guitar to the highs of the lead guitar. In this book, you’ll learn about the different types of guitars, the material used to make them, and the kind of music you can play. Underlying music is the theory that defines the arrangement of notes and the way you play chords. Learning this will help you understand how the world of music connects each instrument and forms a song. You can open magical doors by understanding how to transition between notes and use chords.  In this book, you’ll discover:  How to care for and maintain your guitar  Gadget, tips, and tricks to help you refine your playing  Basic major and minor chords found in most songs  Diminished, slashed, and inverted chords  The basics of playing songs for beginners   Book three Each chapter of this book focuses on the basics first and then moves on to some intermediate tips for the individuals who want to learn additional information.  The guide starts off with the origin of the "modern acoustic guitar" and how it evolved into what it is today. The chapters that follow have been organized in the manner of importance. So, the beginners learn about basic chords first and some background surrounding the guitar. The chapter that follows details different strumming and picking patterns/styles prevalent in the music world. In this book, you’ll learn: How to understand chord charts  Tips and tricks to get the best tone out of your guitar  How to play open, advanced, and barre chords with ease  Strumming techniques and easy patterns to play  Fingerpicking basics, including fingerpicking exercises  How to play popular songs  How to record your guitar and get the best sound  Recording tips and tricks  Everything you need to know about which microphone to choose  Each new skill covered in the book is dependent on the skill learned in the previous chapter. If taken step by step, this guide can be useful for attentive beginners who are willing to put in the time and effort.

©2020 Peter F. Sheldon (P)2021 Peter F. Sheldon

Narrator: Ben Herold
Length: 9 hrs
Available on Audible
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Guitar Music Theory

Summary

This insightful audiobook is about guitar music theory. Therein, we have examined the ways in which beginners playing the guitar can become proficient in this act. In authoring the book, several topics were taken into consideration, which include the parts of a guitar, types of guitar, and voice leading, among other educative topics. That’s not all - this book provides simplistic ways in which guitarists can learn the complexities involved in keying the guitar and measures to ensure that the guitar is in perfect condition. In addition, this audiobook will provide you with practical ways with which the minor and major chords can be played. This book aims to make beginners and even professionals have a clearer idea of the real essence of playing the guitar. I hope that as you listen to this book, you will gain more insight into what the guitar, what the guitar music theory as a whole entails, and why it’s so important for you to learn.  If you want to learn to be an advanced player, then buy Guitar Music Theory now! 

©2020 Sublime Studio (P)2020 Sublime Studio

Narrator: Dave Wright
Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Powerhouse Singing Techniques

2 ratings

Summary

This audiobook reveals how the greatest singers in the world practice and develop their voices. In Powerhouse Singing Techniques, vocal coach James Cohen reveals it all: how to develop one's voice to its full potential. After teaching thousands of students, Cohen has discovered what really works, and he explains it all in simple terms anyone can understand and follow. The methods and techniques in this book will work for anyone, using any method or voice teacher. Consider giving this book to your voice teacher as a gift! That being said, this is not a program for beginners. Among the many powerful techniques, you will learn: The secret to a *perfect* tone (i.e. beautiful sound) Why warm-ups are crucial to voice development (and how to do them) The only method to developing high notes you'll ever need! The $795 voice maintenance tool (yours, for free) The best supplements for your voice The one psychological trick that will boost your voice forever The only breathing method you'll ever need The one thing you must do in every voice lesson (if you want to reap the benefits from the lesson) The one thing you must do after every voice lesson (otherwise you just wasted your time and money) The one mistake almost every voice teacher makes, and how to avoid it Why online voice courses rarely work (and how you can fix that) And more!

©2017 James A. Cohen (P)2017 James A. Cohen

Narrator: Jared Capper
Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Violin for Beginners

Summary

Have you always loved the violin, but only from afar? Have you ever wondered how on earth such beautiful, out-of-this-world sounds could come from an instrument? Do you wonder what those weird lines and dots that the pros look at as they play actually mean? Feel like you could never play the violin like an expert? If you answered yes to these questions, then this book is for you.  In this book, you will:  Master the various parts of the violin  Discover the amazing world of bowing techniques  Learn how to finger your instrument just like the great violinists do  Uncover the secret language of the staff, so you have an entire world of music to explore  Get the lowdown on various kinds of violins and their prices so you don't get scammed  Enjoy learning to play various styles to evoke different emotions from your musical pieces  Become a pro at caring for your violin  Explore various music pieces with different time signatures  Be amazed at the tips and tricks you’ll discover to make bowing a breeze  Conquer the art of dynamic playing  And so much more!  With this book, you no longer have to be frightened by the violin. With this book as your launchpad, you, too, can etch your name among the list of master violinists! Download your copy of this book now to begin your journey to violin mastery. 

©2020 David Bailey (P)2021 David Bailey

Narrator: William Bahl
Author: David Bailey
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Guitar Fretboard

Summary

If you are reading, then chances are you love the guitar, and you want to do something about that passion. Why wouldn’t you? It is one of the most beautiful sounding instruments out there, and most of your favorite songs probably have some awesome riffs and licks. We grow up watching our guitar heroes rocking the stage in front of thousands of people, and you cannot help but see yourself in their place. How cool would it be if it were you standing on that stage in a packed stadium, shredding and playing some awesome riffs?  While listening to that book won’t necessarily get you there, it will definitely help you get started and set you on the right path that you will need to walk if you plan on becoming a professional guitar player. The beautiful thing about music is the fact that you can start learning at any age, no matter what anyone else tells you. There is no such thing as being too old, and as you will see in this book, the steps needed to get started with learning the guitar are actually quite manageable, and you will be able to take them if you just put your mind to it.  With proven steps and strategies on how to effectively memorize the guitar fretboard, in this book, we are going to slowly guide you through all the steps you need to take to memorize the guitar fretboard. We are not going to lie to you, saying that you can do it in a day, but we do promise you that you can learn it in a short period if you follow these simple steps and exercise we have prepared for you. 

©2020 Rhythm Divine Studio (P)2021 Rhythm Divine Studio

Narrator: William Bahl
Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Listen to Jazz

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An Economist best book of the year In How to Listen to Jazz, award-winning music scholar Ted Gioia presents a lively introduction to the art of listening to jazz. He tells us what to listen for in a performance and includes a guide to today's leading jazz musicians. From Louis Armstrong's innovative sounds to the exotic compositions of Duke Ellington, Gioia covers everything from the music's history to the building blocks of improvisation. A true love letter to jazz by a foremost expert, How to Listen to Jazz is a must-listen for anyone who's ever wanted to understand America's greatest contribution to music.

©2017 Ted Gioia (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Narrator: Peter Ganim
Author: Ted Gioia
Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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Guitar Lessons & Music Theory Bundle

Summary

How to master your guitar even if you are just a beginner? Did you always want to learn how to play famous guitar songs but did not know where to start? Have you tried playing the guitar in the past but gave up as it was too difficult? Would you like to gain more knowledge and unlock the mystery of music theory? If so, then these two books in one - Guitar for Beginners and Music Theory - are perfect for you! The guitar is a very versatile instrument that requires time, focus, and energy to master. If you tried playing guitar in the past but lacked the motivation to continue or you are a beginner who only recently started playing your guitar - then this audiobook is perfect for you.  This two-in-one bundle contains facts, history, and systematic guides to becoming the next real guitar player! You can now finally learn music theory using a detailed and high-quality manual. In no time, you will be able to go from a complete beginner to a pro and play great music with your friends and family! Here’s what you can learn from our two amazing books: Unlock the mystery of music theory Learn to read sheet music Get acquainted with your guitar and learn the basics Tuning Basic hand and finger positions  Get the hang of scales and tablature Learn everything there is about strings, chords, and much more! The books contain interesting and important information on every section. Most of the books on guitar playing and music theory only contain basic information and don’t analyze the guitar learning process completely. However, if you follow this guide meticulously, you will be able to make your own notes! These two books are the only ones you need to master music theory and become a professional guitar player! Get your copy now!

©2020 Woody Morgan (P)2020 Woody Morgan

Narrator: Andy Parrish
Author: Woody Morgan
Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Saxophone for Beginners

Summary

Are you a fan of saxophone music? Do you look up to famous saxophone players and love watching them perform? Have you been interested in learning how to play the saxophone but haven't figured out where to start? This book will show you how to tackle the overwhelming task of learning a new instrument on your own. In its chapters, you will find valuable resources that will prepare you to play your favorite saxophone music pieces. Some of the things you will accomplish after listening to this book are:  You will discover the benefits and challenges of learning the saxophone.  You will learn to select the best type of saxophone to purchase and practice on as a beginner.  You'll discover how to properly handle, hold, assemble, and care for your new saxophone.  You'll complete different exercises that will help you learn and perfect the playing of different musical notes.  Improve your respiratory function for a better musical performance on the saxophone and other wind instruments.  Complete a series of breathing capacity boosting exercises.  Learn how to develop your musical ear for improved musical performance.  Discover how to tune your instrument properly.   With this handy book as your starting point, you can finally go from a total saxophone beginner to a dedicated saxophone student that progressively makes progress through regular study and practice. With tried and true methodology, breathing and technical exercises, and insider insight and recommendations, you'll come out of this listen well prepared to tackle any challenges the saxophone throws your way. Download this book and you will be ready to jump into your saxophone learning journey.  Are you someone who is intrigued by the idea of playing the saxophone? Do you wish you could play the sax but are confused about how to get started? Look no further, as Saxophone for Beginners is one of the most credible and comprehensive guides on how to learn to play the instrument. This book is going to be your one and only comprehensive introduction from its origin to producing beautiful melodies.  Unlike the plethora of complex guides available out there that often leave the students entangled in a web of technical fallacies, I have designed and structured this book in an easy-to-understand manner with a smooth flow of information and practical approaches. Every section of the book introduces the reader to new concepts with up-to-date knowledge without confusing jargon.  I have consolidated my years of experience and a vast resource of literature on the saxophone in a concise and systematic structure of developing accurate beginner level saxophone skills. The book takes a beginner through an explorative journey to create big and elusive sounds.  Immense focus is placed on connecting the ideas and practice exercises with a practical approach so that the listener not only savors the listening experience but also works with the material to improve and develop sax skills. Learning the skills at your own pace is possible with this structured design. Suitable for beginners of all ages, Saxophone for Beginners requires no prior background in music or with the instrument. Just pick up this thorough, all-encompassing guide on the art of playing a beginner level saxophone and follow along to become a master at it.  Here's what you can expect from this book:  Insight into the elusive background of the saxophone Smooth progression from learning about the saxophone to playing the saxophone Various types of saxophones How to set up and assemble the instrument Covers every beginner skill regarding the saxophone Techniques with drills and exercises for mastery

©2020 Evergreen Music Studio (P)2020 Evergreen Music Studio

Narrator: Ben Herold
Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Guitar for Beginners

Summary

Want to learn how to play a guitar? Play your first song with this easy to learn beginner's guide. Would you like to: Learn an instrument you could take anywhere? Pursue a new hobby to show off to your friends and family? Master a skill that could build your confidence? If so, this book is for you! Do you believe that music soothes the soul? Listening to music can bring a lot of benefits, but learning to play an instrument is even more beneficial. It can build your confidence, provide an escape to work or other life commitments and it’s also a great way to express yourself. And regardless of whether you become a musician in the future or play it off as a hobby, mastering this skill can bring a lot of opportunities. It’s an instrument that could bring and connect people together, even if you don’t speak the same language. Bringing this out on a party or a gathering can make you the center of attention. Unveiling this talent could even let you make new friends from people you don’t expect. Trying to court someone? Use this to strike a conversation. It brings plus points and make you look cooler.  Mastering the chords, learning a new song, and nailing a performance are some of the achievements every guitar player could get. There’s just this sense of fulfillment when you accomplish something, you’re passionate about. And with this book in your hands, you can start your own musical journey.

©2021 Guitar Nation (P)2021 Guitar Nation

Narrator: D.F. Forte
Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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The Song Flap It Out

7 ratings

Summary

The Night Realm's hottest cursed duo, JoJo the Raven and Lil' Pelicayne, perform their new jam from the hit Audible Original Heads Will Roll.

©2019 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: a full cast
Length: 1 min
Available on Audible
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Music Theory

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Have you ever had trouble learning music theory or thought that it's too hard to learn? Do you want to learn music theory and master scales and chords? If yes, then keep listening. Music is the most ancient form of art that fascinates humanity from the beginning of its origins and awakens strong emotions in all of us. Music is the language of the soul, we associate all the moments of our lives with it, how many times have you been listening to music remembering certain people or places? Music is based on some universal rules, the rules of harmony, intervals and proportions, that are all contained and explained clearly in this extraordinary audiobook. In this first part of the series, we will cover the absolute fundamentals of music theory and music reading. We will also cover first position basic chords and the first scale in C Major. Let us look at some very important things you will learn in this audiobook Fundamentals of music theory A simple method to read music notes The easiest ways to grasp the concepts of rhythm, harmony and intervals The perfect ways to write better melodies What are the most common scales used in music Powerful and useful tips and tricks for ear training  And much more Many people think that music theory is something complicated and sometimes boring, that might limit the creativity. Nothing could be farther away from the truth. Music theory defines the fundamental aspects of music and provides musicians a system to communicate their ideas. This audiobook has been conceived for a practical approach, at every step you will also learn a sample song. All the notions are clearly explained and all the topics are structured in the best way to bring your knowledge to an optimal level in a small amount of time. Would you like to know more?  Download this audiobook now to get access to a complete guide.

©2020 Ludwig Copson (P)2020 Ludwig Copson

Narrator: Russell Newton
Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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Music Production: How to Produce Music, The Easy-to-Read Guide for Music Producers

4 ratings

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You are about to discover proven steps and strategies from music producers on how to produce music, even if you have zero experience in recording and audio engineering. You will be able to learn everything you need to know in order to make your first single sound just the way you want it. In this audiobook, you will to learn how to build your own studio and have the right gear and software in order to start creating music. You will also learn how to be a smart recording artist or give the right direction to performers for whom you want to produce songs. Your first home studio does not need to have all the top-of-the-line gear; you just need the basic stuff, for now. As long as you know how to use the most basic studio equipment, you will know what to do once you hit the big studio. We will make sure you know how to engineer all the tracks that you have recorded in order to make your first single sound just the way you want it. Here is a preview of what you'll learn.... How to set up a studio and what equipment you need to use How to perform a song while in the studio How to create a final mix for your songs What your studio should have What is the best digital audio workstation (DAW) for you? Recording your first single Mixing your first song Creating music that will enable you to get noticed And, much, much more!

©2015 Tommy Swindali (P)2017 Tommy Swindali

Narrator: Erich Bailey
Length: 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Songwriting: Powerful Melody, Lyric and Composing Skills to Help You Craft a Hit

2 ratings

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You're about to discover how to craft great songs packed full of meaning. You'll learn how to stay focused, be productive, and get over writer's block. They'll be little exercises throughout that will challenge your ear, creativity and artistry. You'll learn a little music theory, what makes a great song, and how to craft memorable melodies. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: How to craft an engaging story in our song How to write catchy melodies Harmony masterclass Rhyme and rhythm 101 How to structure songs to devastating effect How to be productive and power through writer's block And much more!

©2016 JPL Publishing (P)2016 JPL Publishing

Author: Sean Levi
Length: 37 mins
Available on Audible
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This Is Your Brain on Music

32 ratings

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In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music - its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it - and the human brain. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, Levitin reveals: How composers produce some of the most pleasurable effects of listening to music by exploiting the way our brains make sense of the world Why we are so emotionally attached to the music we listened to as teenagers, whether it was Fleetwood Mac, U2, or Dr. Dre That practice, rather than talent, is the driving force behind musical expertise How those insidious little jingles (called earworms) get stuck in our headsAnd, taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin argues that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language. This Is Your Brain on Music is an unprecedented, eye-opening investigation into an obsession at the heart of human nature.

©2007 Daniel J. Levitin (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc. and Books on Tape. All rights reserved.

Narrator: Edward Herrmann
Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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Music as an Art

Summary

Roger Scruton is a polymath. He has written authoritatively on a huge range of subjects from the environment to wine, from cosmology to the Middle East. He is also an accomplished musician (organ and piano) and a composer of works including an opera and a song cycle. This is Scruton’s second major work on music for Bloomsbury - the first being Understanding Music (Continuum, 2009).  In this new book he turns again to the meaning of tonality and sound. His abstract, somewhat mystical argument on these topics includes slashing attacks on Marxist reductionism, on the authenticity of Early Music, on rival aestheticians such as Adorno and on sentimentality and cliché in any form. As with Understanding Music, he also expounds his views on pop music in a most satisfying and provocative new work.  Cover copyright: © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2018

©2018 Roger Scruton (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

Narrator: Saul Reichlin
Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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The History of Jazz, Second Edition

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Ted Gioia's History of Jazz has been universally hailed as a classic - acclaimed by jazz critics and fans around the world. Now Gioia brings his magnificent work completely up-to-date, drawing on the latest research and revisiting virtually every aspect of the music, past and present. Gioia tells the story of jazz as it had never been told before, in a book that brilliantly portrays the legendary jazz players, the breakthrough styles, and the world in which it evolved. Here are the giants of jazz and the great moments of jazz history - Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington at the Cotton Club, cool jazz greats such as Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, and Lester Young, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie's advocacy of modern jazz in the 1940s, Miles Davis's 1955 performance at the Newport Jazz Festival, Ornette Coleman's experiments with atonality, Pat Metheny's visionary extension of jazz-rock fusion, the contemporary sounds of Wynton Marsalis, and the post-modernists of the current day. Gioia provides the listener with lively portraits of these and many other great musicians, intertwined with vibrant commentary on the music they created. He also evokes the many worlds of jazz, taking the listener to the swamp lands of the Mississippi Delta, the bawdy houses of New Orleans, the rent parties of Harlem, the speakeasies of Chicago during the Jazz Age, the after-hours spots of corrupt Kansas City, the Cotton Club, the Savoy, and the other locales where the history of jazz was made. And as he traces the spread of this protean form, Gioia provides much insight into the social context in which the music was born.

©2011 Ted Gioia (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Bob Souer
Author: Ted Gioia
Length: 21 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Produce Your Music 2020 Edition

1 rating

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Produce Your Music 2020 Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Produce All the Types of Music with 0 Experience. Discover the Secrets of the Best DJs and Start Making Money with Music In this audiobook, the author teaches you everything you need to know to become a famous DJ worldwide. If you want to know the types of music that exists and what the best DJs know about producing, then Produce Your Music 2020 Edition is the perfect audiobook for you. Here it is what you will find inside: The start  Bases of the music  Your first disco show  Differences between a DJ now and in the past And much more!  Don't lose time anymore! Get your audiobook today!

©2020 Barry Mitchell (P)2020 Barry Mitchell

Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
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Acoustic Guitar

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This book has been written in a simple and easy to read manner that will appeal to both beginners and advanced acoustic guitar enthusiasts. It is the best travel companion for all acoustic guitar enthusiasts thanks to the author’s love of the guitar, coupled with his unique command of the guitar.  The book is organized into short chapters with detailed topical discussions that will help the reader to develop his acoustic guitar playing abilities progressively.  The reasons as to why this is the best guide to understanding how to play the acoustic guitar chords effectively include:  The book is organized to logically and progressively walk the reader from the history and origin of the acoustic guitar through to the more advanced concepts of playing the acoustic guitar chords.  Unlike other ‘how-to’ books, this book has been formatted to fit all kinds of acoustic guitar enthusiasts. For example, the book is perfect for teachers who are seeking a nifty method for students to understand easily, while at the same time the book is an ideal fit for a complete novice, or if you have been playing the acoustic guitar for a while and you need to widen your proficiency, this is the right book for you.  The book teaches how to choose the right acoustic guitar and, eventually, how to read and create music chords using the acoustic guitar.  The book contains real tips and tricks on how to effectively play basic and advanced notes, tunes, chords, flamenco, and other pleasant classical tunes.  This is the first book to help you understand and appreciate your preferred style and will help you choose an acoustic guitar that fits your style.   In summary, this is the only book you need when you want to learn how to play the acoustic guitar chords effectively. By the time you finish reading this book, you will be able to understand music at a much higher level while at the same time you will be able to make your musical notes using the acoustic guitar.

©2021 Rhythm Divine Studio (P)2021 Rhythm Divine Studio

Narrator: William Bahl
Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Hallelujah Handel

1 rating

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A tale of music and miracles: In 1750 George Frideric Handel gave musical history’s greatest gift - his Messiah - to an orphanage in London. From that city’s dark lanes comes Thomas, a boy who sings like an angel, but will not speak. Finally, the boy is healed with the help of Maestro Handel, Katarine (from Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery) and the power and glory of music.  More than two dozen excerpts of Handel’s music, including the Sarabande in D minor, Water Music, Music for the Royal Fireworks, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, oratorios, operas and of course, Messiah.

©1995 The Children’s Group under exclusive licence to Linus Entertainment (P)1995 The Children’s Group under exclusive licence to Linus Entertainment

Length: 51 mins
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How to Write a Song: Beginner's Guide to Writing a Song in 60 Minutes or Less

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Singing is an amazing accomplishment that almost everyone in the world wants to achieve. However, only a few people are actually lucky enough to successfully write a song, let alone sing it. Many people think that coming up with lyrics to a song is the hardest job in the world, as it requires a high level of creativity that only poets and master musicians can conjure. I am here to tell you that this is just a stereotype and a misconception. Just take a look at the mainstream musical hits, for starters! The book has purposefully been designed for those who want to learn how to write a song, but don't know where to start. It packs everything there is to know about writing a great song, from its structure to its thought process. But the book also doesn't forget about your personal business and hectic schedule, especially if you're a person who's planning on doing this part-time. I've described a really simple way to write a song, all in an hour, with the help of simple and refined techniques. Quite often, people tend to get bogged down in the useless details of writing a song, which not only slow the entire process down but also become a reason to lose interest in the whole process. Lucky for you, I've skipped all those boring essentials and have kept everything to the point, so you can easily and instantly apply the knowledge you learn from the book into your practical life. After you've completed the book, I'm sure you'll feel as if a whole new side of your mind has opened up, and you'll find it much easier to convert natural elements in your life to lines to a song. You'll start feeling alive and after writing two or three songs, you'll get that singer-like personality everyone strives for. Most importantly, you'll be able to give your thoughts a new meaning and convert them into a song in less than an hour, and even brag about it!

©2015 Alexander Wright (P)2015 Alexander Wright

Narrator: Amy MacMath
Length: 46 mins
Available on Audible
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Music Theory: The Complete Guide to Read, Write and Understand Music from Beginner to Expert - Vol. 1

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You are about to learn how to become a pro in all kinds of music by learning how to read, write and understand music theory!  If you’ve always wanted to pursue your interest in music or improve your skill in it by learning music theory but you’ve never found the ultimate beginner-friendly resource, then keep listening.… Are you tired of only having some scanty basics of music, and wish to take your knowledge to the next level to a point where you understand music sheets and other stuff like the pros do, even if you are a complete beginner? Whatever the amount of music knowledge you have right now, you must have tried to learn from a couple of resources like music videos, PDF tutorials, or blog posts online before and just like many people, either failed to understand and follow those guides, or just ended up disappointed by their shallowness, confusion, complexity, or inadequacy! But it’s good you’re here. If you are ready to stop exposing yourself to the “inconveniences” of learning music theory online or from other unverified sources, and discover a guide that works for you, let me welcome you home - you’ve come to the right place. You see, teaching yourself music theory without struggling to work out the content or taking too long to complete the guide doesn’t have to be difficult - even if you’ve already come across endless other sources that give you such kinds of (common) problems. In fact, it’s easier than you think. An article in Studio Notes Online suggests that you have to understand music theory to develop a better understanding of inner workings of written compositions, as well as fundamental elements of music like timbre, rhythm, and melody. It demonstrates that for you to improve your music in all aspects, and become a professional musician, you have to learn music theory, which is possible to teach yourself as long as you have a good guide. So where exactly do you begin to understand music theory like a pro? How do you understand the different types of music out there like an open book? What do you need to know about music theory? What are the dos and don’ts of music that understanding music theory will teach you? If you have these and other related questions, this book is for you so keep listening. More precisely, the book will teach you: The basics of music theory, including what it is, what it entails, the history of music and music theory, and much more Importance of music for the brain and why an understanding of music theory is necessary How music can boost your chances of achieving success in life The types of music that you need to know as you study music theory How to learn and read music for musical instruments Important music lessons to keep up Fundamental materials for learning musical instruments How to understand classical music the easy way The ins and outs of melody and harmony How to understand sound and music intervals like the pros How to read music scores easily And much, much more! Indeed, you can acquire knowledge of music from scratch, or improve your understanding of music by simply following this exhaustive guide. And lucky for you, the book uses simple, easy-to-follow language that won’t confuse whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced music student! Don’t miss this opportunity to understand the ins and outs of music and start a successful music career!

©2020 Samuel Bernstein (P)2020 Samuel Bernstein

Narrator: Chris Barton
Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Guitar & Music Theory

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Everything You Need To Know About "How To Play The Guitar" In One Place! Grab your chance to own this Two-Book Bundle by Tommy Swindali for Learning To Play The Guitar For Beginners & The Advanced Including: Guitar for Beginners: Stop Struggling & Start Learning How To Play The Guitar Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible Guitar Music Theory: Fast Track Your Guitar Skills With This Essential Guide to Music Theory & Songwriting For The Guitar Sadly, most people believe that they will never learn how to play guitar. Local guitar teachers seem like a great option at first, but you could risk getting stuck with a wannabe rock star who can't really teach you. Or you could try reading, but most books are far too bulky and will leave you no better than where you started. However, these concepts are not hard to understand. In this book, you will be provided with the essential theories, skills, and techniques you need to play the guitar. I will not leave anything on assumption. So if you come across something you think is too complicated, have no fear, it will be explained in time. In this book, you will discover: Guitar Theory Cheat Sheets & Easy To Follow Diagrams Improvisation Tips - Turn An Average Into An Awesome Guitar Player Funk, Blues, Rock, Acoustic And Many More Styles From Guitar Legends Visualization Methods to Improve Musicianship & Performance Learn The Circle Of Fifths + Why ALL Guitarists Need It! Songwriting Tips For Guitar Players + How To Overcome Songwriter’s Block Chords That Will Allow You To Easily Play Millions Of Songs And Much, Much More What are you waiting for? Learn To Play The Guitar With This Complete Guide

©2020 Tommy Swindali (P)2020 Tommy Swindali

Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
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Guitar Scales for Beginners

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Introducing how you can master your very first guitar scale and maximize your potential as a guitarist (while having lots of fun)    Quite frankly, scales are the single most quoted technique of any successful musician out there, yet so many of us struggle to understand them! We all remember the frustration when we first tried to learn them, ending up getting stuck and just spinning our wheels until we just give up. Without an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to learning scales, it can become the most frustrating thing in the world. Learning it alone can make us want to tear our hair out to say the least! That’s why we decided to write this book, so people don’t get as stuck as we did!    We have made this book so you can easily follow it in a step by step manner to help you finally be able to create music and solo your way to complete bliss! And, with the right guidance and system, anyone can learn scales and maximize their potential!   And, if that isn’t enough reason to purchase this book, then here’s a little sliver of what else you’ll find inside: An exact method to mastering your very first scale and how to use the same formula to master all scales going forward!   How to create your very own fretboard map and use this to help you create awesome music!  Eleven+ exercises to get you playing (and having fun) immediately example audio tracks and backing track ideas to get you in the zone in no time!  How to develop good practice habits that’ll supercharge your learning ability  The one technique you simply must know!   And that is barely even scratching the surface!     So, if you want to master learning scales while actually having fun in the process then scroll up and click “Add to Cart.”

©2020 James Haywire (P)2020 James Haywire

Narrator: T.L. Howell
Length: 2 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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Music Production, 2020 Edition

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Take your music productions to the next level and make timeless music.  Want to take your music productions to the next level?  If you feel like you're always getting stuck in your music productions, or if you feel like you're not improving, then don’t worry because you're not alone.   According to Digital Music News, just 1.4 percent of producers actually "make it" in producing music...which means almost 99 percent of producers are focusing on the wrong things. In the end, most of them give up producing before they peak.  But if you had access to a wealth of proven technical, practical, and theoretical knowledge in one book, then you could take your music to the next level.  These inside secrets can be applied to real world scenarios - whether it's in audio production, electronic music production, mixing, editing, mastering, or sound for media. They even work for schools, colleges, and universities.   In this book, you will discover: Everything you need to know about advanced audio, recording, and music production in 2020 and beyond  How a 19-year-old young producer used “deliberate practice” to create the global smash Old Town Road Building a professional recording studio (without spending millions) Optimize your computer for music production (PC and Mac) Audio recording tips: microphones and placement Design any basic or complex sound from scratch Mixing and mastering explained - elite level And much, much more... This book covers just about everything music production related, giving you the advanced skills required by today’s global music industry. And if you take the time to apply the knowledge then your music will elevate to a whole new level!

©2020 Tommy Swindali (P)2020 Tommy Swindali

Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Guitar Practice: Guitar Lessons for Beginners

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Do you want to become a guitarist or simply want to improve your guitar skills?...you need a specific guide showing you how to do it. Keep reading. Music’s learning process is very specific for each instrument, and the greatest guitarist are aware of it. However, 90 percent of books currently available propose a general approach,with no focus on the specific technique to play guitar. The goal of this audiobook is to offer you, unlike many others do, a clear and personalized guide for your path as a guitarist, with practical and targeted exercises, advanced techniques, and the right mindset for your personal success. What you will find in this audiobook: The right mindset to become a great guitarist. How to play without guitar. How to avoid the worst error that a guitarist may commit. The tricks that you must absolutely know if you want to become an expert guitarist. The basic techniques. Practical exercises for mindset. Practical exercises to improve your technique. Guitar Practice is a suitable guide for experts and beginners, it will lead you to the right way for achieving your personal goals with the guitar.

©2019 Jaden Chords (P)2019 Jaden Chords

Narrator: J.M. DeBord
Author: Jaden Chords
Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Making Rumours

7 ratings

Summary

Inside the making of one of the biggest-selling albums of all time: Fleetwood Mac's Rumours. Fleetwood Mac's classic 1977 Rumours album topped the Billboard 200 for 31 weeks and won the Album of the Year Grammy. More recently, Rolling Stone named it the 25th greatest album of all time and the hit TV series Glee devoted an entire episode to songs from Rumours, introducing it to a new generation. Now, for the first time, Ken Caillat, the album's co-producer, tells the full story of what really went into making Rumours - from the endless partying and relationship dramas to the creative struggles to write and record "You Make Loving Fun," "Don't Stop," "Go Your Own Way," "The Chain," and other timeless tracks. Tells the fascinating, behind-the-music story of the making of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, written by the producer who saw it all happen Filled with new and surprising details, such as Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham's screaming match while recording "You Make Loving Fun"; how the band coped with the pressures of increasing success; how the master tape nearly disintegrated, and the incredible attention paid to even the tiniest elements of songs, from Lindsey playing a chair to Mick breaking glass

©2012 Ken Caillat and Steven Stiefel (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Guitar Exercises

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Introducing how you can supercharge your guitar abilities in as little as 10 minutes per day! Do you want to improve your guitar-playing ability? Do you want to do it without mind-numbing, boring methods? Do you want to do it in as little as 10 minutes per day? I know how boring and frustrating learning the guitar can be. That’s why I’ve made sure to make my teachings practical and fun! At the end of the day, learning to play and create music is supposed to be fun and enjoyable, not a long slog you’ve been forced to do in life. Whether you’re a beginner or a guitar god, these 70 exercises, tips, and tricks will have you noticing the differences almost instantly. (I’ve played for years and the exact exercises I’ve written here helped me hugely!) You don’t need to bore yourself to death when trying to improve your guitar skills. Instead, what you need are practical teachings to actually get you playing the guitar, and before you know it, you will be playing your favorite songs in complete flow having the time of your life. It’s hard to think of many things better than that of a musician's life! Here’s a sliver of what you’ll discover inside…. 70+ unique and fun exercises to supercharge your guitar ability! Specific exercises to improve every area of your guitar skills How you can rapidly improve your ability with just ten minutes a day Why sometimes playing less can help you improve more Stop wasting your time learning endless boring music theory. Do this instead. Must know exercises to play faster and more accurately (Who doesn't want to do that?) Why having fun is one of the most important parts of the learning process How new guitarists can 10x their skills with an easy-to-follow training schedule Ridiculously fun exercises for every level of guitarist And that is barely even scratching the surface! So if you want to rapidly improve your guitar ability in as little as 10 minutes per day, then scroll up and click "Add to Cart".  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 James Haywire (P)2020 James Haywire

Narrator: Tony Howell
Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Harmonica for Beginners

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There is a bright and warm inner feeling that comes while playing the harmonica. This feeling is unbeatable. I'm sure you have heard many great harmonicists on the harp. It's easy to wonder how they do it. How do they manage to play so many tunes with such a small instrument? Many would say that skill is far-fetched, but it isn't.  The harmonica is a very small and pocket-friendly instrument. It comes in various sizes and shapes. I bet you didn't know that it was the first instrument to be played in space. Amazing, isn't it? The harmonica has a long history, dating back to the 17th century.  Here's an essential guide to learn to play the harmonica like a pro. Its contents include:  How to read music tabs Various types of harmonicas and how to choose which is right for you  Music sheets of songs on both diatonic and chromatic harps Tuning the harmonica  Basic harmonica techniques  Advanced harmonica techniques  How to service the harmonica  How to play blues, jazz, Celtic, country, and dance tunes  With this advanced guide for beginners, you can learn to start playing like Little Walter in no time. Click the buy now button to get started today!

©2020 Evergreen Music Studio (P)2020 Evergreen Music Studio

Narrator: Ben Herold
Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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Wagner

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Well over a century after Wagner's death, the man and his music are as controversial as ever. Praised for his profound insights into the workings of the human heart, he has also been condemned as a dangerous libertine, a proto-fascist and an arrogant bore. His vast four-part operatic Ring cycle has been elevated as one of the greatest achievements of western culture and dismissed as an unparalleled example of creative megalomania. This audiobook makes no attempt to gloss over the darker sides of Wagner's character, personally or artistically, but argues that the finer aspects of his vision transcend its flaws. It tells the story of an extraordinary life and charts Wagner's development, from unpromising beginnings into the creator of some of the most brilliantly innovatory and seductively beautiful music ever composed. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2013 Naxos AudioBooks (P)2013 Naxos AudioBooks

Narrator: Stephen Johnson
Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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The Classical Music Book

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From Mozart to Mendelssohn, this comprehensive guide to classical music history and classical music biography is the perfect latest addition to the best-selling Big Ideas series. Easy to understand and clear to follow, this history of classical music explores and explains music theory and the impact of seminal pieces, while also providing fascinating stories about the lives of crucial composers and performers. Including an insightful foreword by Katie Derham, The Classical Music Book analyses over 90 works by famous composers. From Thomas Tallis in the early period to baroque masters like Bach and Handel, to the classical genius of Beethoven and Wagner and beyond to the modern day, The Classical Music Book explores the key ideas underpinning the world's greatest classical compositions and musical traditions, and defines their importance to the musical canon, placing them into their wider social, cultural, and historical context. The unique approach to the subject makes this book the perfect classical music guide for everyone. Regardless of whether you are relatively new to the subject and want to learn or if you are a classical music aficionado, there is plenty to discover in The Classical Music Book.

©2020 DK (P)2020 Random House Audio

Narrator: Peter Forbes
Author: DK
Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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Formula 50

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Includes a bonus PDF with recipes, photos, and instructions! Get fit like 50 Cent! The phenomenally fit superstar rapper reveals his strategic six-week workout plan for achieving a ripped body—and developing the mental toughness to stay in shape for a lifetime. Survival is a recurring theme of 50 Cent’s lyrics and his life. That’s why, with obesity rates soaring and fitness levels declining, he wants to give everyone an all-access pass to his premium plan for lifelong fitness. In Formula 50, the megasuccessful entertainer and entrepreneur unleashes the power of metabolic resistance training (MRT), the key ingredient that has helped him achieve the famously buff physique that makes his music videos sizzle. Through MRT, 50 Cent’s fitness plan breaks down the barriers between traditional weight training and cardio workouts, accelerating fat loss while building muscle and improving overall fitness. Designed for a six-week rollout for total mind-body transformation, the Formula 50 regimen builds both willpower and physical power. In addition to motivation, nutrition is another key element; listeners will discover the unique dietary combinations that fuel 50 Cent’s workouts. Coauthored with Jeff O’Connell, health journalist and editor-in-chief at Bodybuilding.com (the world’s largest fitness website), the book delivers a payoff that goes beyond six-pack abs and flab-free pecs—this is a fitness plan that boosts energy, endurance, flexibility, and mobility. The result is a body you’ve always dreamed of—and the mind-set to attain the rest of your dreams. 50 Cent, a.k.a. Curtis J. Jackson III, is an entrepreneur, author, and rapper with multiplatinum recordings. His New York Times best-selling books include The 50th Law and his memoir, From Pieces to Weight.

©2013 G-Unit Books (P)2012 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Cary Hite
Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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Listen to This

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Alex Ross’s award-winning international best seller, The Rest Is Noise, has become a contemporary classic, establishing him as one of our most popular and acclaimed cultural historians. Listen to This, which takes its title from a beloved 2004 essay in which Ross described his late-blooming discovery of pop music, showcases the best of Ross’s writing from more than a decade at The New Yorker. These pieces, dedicated to classical and popular artists alike, are at once erudite and lively. In a previously unpublished essay, Ross brilliantly retells hundreds of years of music history - from Renaissance dances to Led Zeppelin - through a few iconic bass lines of celebration and lament. He vibrantly sketches canonical composers such as Schubert, Verdi, and Brahms; gives us in-depth interviews with modern pop masters, such as Björk and Radiohead; and introduces us to music students at a Newark high school and to indie-rock hipsters in Beijing. Whether his subject is Mozart or Bob Dylan, Ross shows how music expresses the full complexity of the human condition. Witty, passionate, and brimming with insight, Listen to This teaches us how to listen.

©2010 Alex Ross (P)2010 Macmillan Audio

Narrator: Alex Ross
Author: Alex Ross
Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Guitar Music Theory: Tips and Tricks to Guitar Mastery

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This book, Guitar Music Theory, has been written in a conscious effort to take the guitar enthusiast on an entertaining journey of learning, as well as to supply the intermediate player who's aspiring for mastery, with solid, result-oriented practice to ease his journey toward becoming a pro. You'll find that there are many approaches to this particular subject, but only a few provide guitar students with the kind of guide that works, without allowing boredom to set in. As you follow the guide provided in this book, you'll discover an exciting experience in guitar music - the seemingly impossible concepts and techniques that you have shied away from - are simplified and presented in an easy to understand manner.  In addition, the content is replete with tips and tricks to help learners improve with speed. Consideration was also given to the fact that people learn at different speeds, and this is seen in the unique design and structure of the lessons taught. Learning the guitar ought to be fun and that belief influenced the structure of this book because you should enjoy the experience. For beginners, the flow is simple, smooth, and fluid. For intermediate players, the stagnating obstacles have been dismantled with easy-to-follow steps. Also, the layout makes it easy to use the content as instructional material for teachers. You can be sure that it's a different experience when you have a physical teacher to guide you, but a more enduring approach to mastering the guitar is being able to teach yourself.  So, with a concise guide like this one, you can learn solo, or combine it with other resources to accelerate your progress. The guitar is a wonderful gift to the world, so as you listen to this book, consider it an accompaniment to help you enjoy the gift - and not as another frustrating compilation of boring jargon. It’s time to start making music! Click the "Buy Now" button to get started.

©2020 Sublime Studio (P)2020 Sublime Studio

Narrator: Frank Block
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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First Lady

1 rating

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Without Churchill's inspiring leadership, Britain could not have survived its darkest hour and repelled the Nazi menace. Without his wife, Clementine, however, he might never have become Prime Minister. By his own admission, the Second World War would have been 'impossible without her'. Clementine was Winston's emotional rock and his most trusted confidante. Yet her ability to charm Britain's allies and her humanitarian efforts on the home front earned her deep respect. Now Sonia Purnell explores the peculiar dynamics of this fascinating union.

©2016 Sonia Purnell (P)2016 Oakhill Publishing

Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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The Rest Is Noise

3 ratings

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The Rest Is Noise takes the listener inside the labyrinth of modern music, from turn-of-the-century Vienna to downtown New York in the '60s and '70s. We meet the maverick personalities and follow the rise of mass culture on this sweeping tour of 20th-century history through its music. Ross, music critic for The New Yorker, is the recipient of numerous awards for his work, including two ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards for music criticism. In addition, he was named a 2008 recipient of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, given for achievements in creativity and potential for making important future cultural contributions.

©2007 Alex Ross (P)2007 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Grover Gardner
Author: Alex Ross
Length: 23 hrs and 7 mins
Available on Audible
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An Introduction to Classical European Composers Including Performances

Summary

Explore the works of classical composers. This book provides context before you listen to the piece and additional context afterwards. This audiobook format, including full recordings of relevant pieces, is an ideal way to familiarize yourself with the works of classical composers. This book focuses on European classical composers. The book includes the selected works of Franz Liszt, Edvard Grieg, Frederic Chopin, Edward Elgar, Gustav Holst, Henry Purcell, and Antonin Dvorak.

©2020 Anthony Lowski (P)2020 Historical Audiobooks

Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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The Last Interview

1 rating

Summary

The Sex Pistols are a punk rock band renowned for initiating the UK punk movement. They went on to become one of the most influential bands in the history of popular music. This is their final interview. The following audiobook contains explicit language.

©2017 One Media iP LTD (P)2017 One Media iP LTD

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Flute for Beginners

Summary

Don’t quite understand how to play the flute? Worry no more! Flute for Beginners is a comprehensive book that delves into the realms of playing the flute.  The flute is very popular and easy to learn, such that even elementary school students can play the flute. In this book, we would simplify everything flute related in a way that even a beginner will understand.  Flute for Beginners is a new kind of flute tutor book that combines carefully selected topics every beginner should know. This book is for everyone. It doesn't matter if you are entirely new to playing the flute, or you are seeking to advance your skills. Each chapter contained in this book is self-explanatory to ensure your learning curve increases gradually from beginner through intermediate to advance.  Unlike many how-to books that make promises upon promises, with this book, you are guaranteed to know how to read music properly, and improve your tone. There is also practical advice which will help you play more easily and more musically. Other critical questions addressed in this book include:  Where do I begin?  How can I improve my tone?  How can I easily transition between notes?  What is the easiest way to learn scales?  Being self-taught means you're very self-disciplined. As such, it is only reasonable to want to see some form of improvement at the end of the day. With this self-help book you can improve your intonation, articulation, and breathing techniques in no time.  If you’ve always dreamed of playing the flute but never knew how to get started, now is your chance. Click the "Buy Now" button to start your musical journey today! 

©2020 David Bailey (P)2020 David Bailey

Narrator: Ben Herold
Author: David Bailey
Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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MTV Ruled the World

Summary

There have been few times in modern music history that an instant shift in how we listen to - and view - music has occurred. However, the launch of MTV on August 1, 1981, was certainly one such occurrence. Instantly, music fans were now “listening with their eyes” rather than relying solely on their ears.  MTV Ruled the World: The Early Years of Music Video is the first book to focus solely on the channel’s important building-block years, specifically from the channel’s launch to when MTV’s original group of VJs left the channel.  Comprised of over 70 all-new interviews ("Weird Al" Yankovic, Daryl Hall, John Oates, Joe Elliott, Phil Collen, Rob Halford, Stewart Copeland, Rick Springfield, Jerry Casale, Geddy Lee, Ann Wilson, Chuck D, Alan Hunter, Nina Blackwood, etc.), the book is not only an eye-opening account of the early years of MTV, but also of the music industry, important music developments/events, and the “Big ‘80s” in general.

©2011 Greg Prato Writer, Corp. (P)2020 Greg Prato Writer, Corp.

Narrator: Greg Prato
Author: Greg Prato
Length: 23 hrs and 14 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Write a Song

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Do you want to take your songwriting to the next level? Do you want to step out of the beginner's realm and into the advanced? Do you want to genuinely move people with your music and keep them coming back for more? Do you want to be that artist that people talk about? Do you want to express yourself better, and write songs that people can relate to? Do you want songwriting to come easier, and be able to convey your thoughts without spending hours in front of a blank piece of paper or computer screen? Do you want to know how to write killer melodies, and killer lyrics? Of course you do. Many people aspire to be great songwriters, but they don't know where to begin or how to get the ball rolling. They dabble in it here and there, but they don't ever fully express themselves as they should, and music becomes a frustration. In this book, I am going to help you take your skills to the next level. You have your foot in the door, you've started your skill, and you have the basics, but I'm going to take you to the next step. I'm going to launch you from beginner to intermediate, and show you how to truly write a song. In 60 minutes or less. Learn the key secret to writing excellent melodies that fit your lyrics Learn how to write melodies like never before Learn how to use insider tips and tricks to express yourself and write songs like professionals Learn how to write lyrics that people relate to and want to hear more of Learn how to write the songs that get stuck in people's heads Learn how to effectively express yourself through your lyrics And more! Get your copy right now!

©2017 Alexander Wright (P)2017 Alexander Wright

Narrator: Kimberly Hughey
Length: 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Music Production & DJing for EDM: Everything You Need to Know to Become a World Famous EDM DJ & Music Producer

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EDM DJ & Producer Masterclass Grab your chance to own this two book bundle by Tommy Swindali. Covering Everything you need to know about electronic dance music production, mixing, and DJing. This bundle includes:  Electronic Dance Music Production: The Advanced Guide on How to Produce Music for EDM Producers In the Mix: Discover the Secrets to Becoming a Successful DJ Electronic Dance Music Production: The Advanced Guide on How to Produce Music for EDM Producers: The most successful EDM producers develop real skills and build habits that help them learn quickly and effectively... But most importantly, they get a good start. If you love EDM and you just want to make it, but you don't know where to start, or maybe you just want to upgrade your production skills to get signed, then this book will show you how. Save yourself time going through low quality YouTube tutorials and get all the information you need in one place. All the basics such as audio and midi, loops and samples, software, and plugins are covered. In addition, you'll learn advanced things like using synths, arrangement, workflow, and professionally mixing and mastering your music to sound how you've always wanted. In The Mix: Discover The Secrets to Becoming a Successful DJ:  If you have ever dreamed of being a DJ with people dancing to your music and all whilst having the time of your life, then this book will show you how. From the bedroom to the hottest clubs, events, and main stage festivals. Whether you're a seasoned pro looking to enhance your current skills or a new aspiring DJ looking to get started, the wisdom in this book is explosive and it is an absolute must to skyrocketing your success as a DJ. This easy-to-understand guide will enable you to master the essentials of DJing. Including, gear, music, techniques, business, and the industry as a whole. You'll learn how to research and purchase the best DJ equipment, on your budget. Plus you will learn how to get paid gigs at parties, clubs, events, and so much more! So if you've ever wanted a single book that gives you all the knowledge to being a successful EDM DJ and Producer, then click “Add to Cart”.

©2019 Tommy Swindali (P)2019 Tommy Swindali

Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
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Guitar Fretboard Memory Magic

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Guitar fretboard magic! Unlock all the notes in six simple exercises! Why would I want to learn all the notes of my fretboard? Over my 25+ year career as a musician and guitar teacher, I have come across many guitarists who cannot name all the frets on the fretboard. Learning the guitar or music theory for that matter, with no knowledge of the basic fundamental organization of the fretboard is a bit like trying to learn to swim without getting into the water. While not impossible, it just doesn’t make much sense! This book will make sure you don’t wind up like countless other guitar players who can’t name the most basic building blocks on their instruments: the notes! Here’s why you should learn the fretboard: Understand how the instrument is arranged for melodic and harmonic application Create a mind map that lets you navigate the fretboard seamlessly and quickly Communicate musical ideas to the written form much faster Create a deeper bond with your instrument Here’s what you’ll find inside: The easiest system of learning the fretboard, organized into six easy exercises A step-by-step approach that will give you results fast and painlessly All the charts and notation/tabs to show you exactly what to practice Beginner-friendly - no prior music theory experience necessary! Blank tab charts and chord diagrams to design your own versions of the exercises Includes access to a free video companion course So, what are you waiting for? Start your guitar learning journey now! Or, simply continue your journey and make your guitar practice even more satisfying by scrolling up and clicking the "buy now" button right now!  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Nick Morrison (P)2021 Nick Morrison

Narrator: Nick Morrison
Length: 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Electronic Dance Music Production: The Advanced Guide on How to Produce Music for EDM Producers

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Learn to produce EDM like a pro and take your music to a whole new level.  Why do some producers make great music after just one year, while others still sound average? The answer? It's how they learn and practice.  The most successful EDM producers develop real skills and build habits that help them learn quickly and effectively. But most importantly, they get a good start. If you love EDM and you just want to make it, but you don't know where to start, or maybe you just want to upgrade your production skills to get signed, then this book will show you how.  With all the music production advice out there, it can be very easy to get overwhelmed. You may get a vague idea of the general topic. But you're more than likely to be left confused, and you definitely won't have any workable knowledge.  Well, the good news is this book changes all of that.  Save yourself time going through low quality YouTube tutorials and get all the information you need in one place.   Produce your an EDM song from scratch or from using the ideas in this book.  All the basics such as audio and midi, loops and samples, software, plugins are covered. In addition, this book will cover advanced things like using synths, arrangement, workflow, and professionally mixing and mastering your music to sound how you've always wanted. EDM is more successful than ever. In fact it’s one of the most popular styles of music, and it is frequently in the Top 40 Charts. Listen up and start producing your own EDM now.   In this book you will discover: The mind-set to making more music  Create catchy arrangements, buildups, drops and intros  Professional singer songwriter secrets revealed Learn About EQ, compression, reverb, delay, sidechain and more  Create chord progressions and catchy melodies  How to finish your ideas  The single best piece of mixing advice ever  Production mistakes and how to avoid them  Mastering explained  The fundamentals you need to succeed And much, much more…  So if you've ever wanted a single book that gives you all the knowledge to being a successful EDM producer, then click add to cart. 

©2019 Tommy Swindali (P)2019 Tommy Swindali

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Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
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Saxophone for Beginners: Simple and Effective Techniques for Playing High Quality Songs and Music Using a Saxophone

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Are you someone who is intrigued by the idea of playing the saxophone? Do you wish you could play the sax but are confused about how to get started? Look no further, as Saxophone for Beginners is one of the most credible and comprehensive guides on how to learn to play the instrument. This book is going to be your one and only comprehensive introduction from its origin to producing beautiful melodies.  Unlike the plethora of complex guides available out there that often leave the students entangled in a web of technical fallacies, I have designed and structured this book in an easy-to-understand manner with a smooth flow of information and practical approaches. Every section of the book introduces the listener to new concepts with up-to-date knowledge without confusing jargon.  I have consolidated my years of experience and a vast resource of literature on the saxophone in a concise and systematic structure of developing accurate beginner-level saxophone skills. The book takes a beginner through an explorative journey to create big and elusive sounds.  Immense focus is placed on connecting the ideas and practice exercises with a practical approach so that the listener not only savors the learning experience, but also works with the material to improve and develop sax skills. Learning the skills at your own pace is possible with this structured design. Suitable for beginners of all ages, Saxophone for Beginners requires no prior background in music or with the instrument. Just pick up this thorough, all-encompassing guide on the art of playing a beginner-level saxophone and follow along to become a master at it.  Here's what you can expect from this book:  Insight into the elusive background of the saxophone Smooth progression from learning about the saxophone to playing the saxophone Various types of saxophones How to set up and assemble the instrument Covers every beginner skill regarding the saxophone Techniques with drills and exercises for mastery Develops the skill of understanding the musical notations and concepts necessary for playing the sax An easy approach to saxophone fingering technique A whole chapter on tips and tricks to practice different music and tracks Easy-to-understand guide Learn at your own pace If you’ve always dreamed of playing the saxophone but didn’t know how to get started, then this is your chance. Grab a copy of this book today! 

©2020 Evergreen Music Studio (P)2020 Evergreen Music Studio

Narrator: Ben Herold
Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Acoustic Guitar

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This book is the only book you need in order to learn to play the acoustic guitar like a pro. All too often, newbies to the world of the acoustic guitar are frightened away from learning to play. This is often because of the erroneous assumption that in order to play the guitar, one needs to be able to read music, or understand complex musical notation. There are also those who shy away from learning the guitar on account of how daunting the subject of learning to play seems in most books and teaching material. This is where this book comes in.  With this book, you will learn to play the guitar without having to deal with any fancy notations and things of the sort. The book is deliberately written in such a way as to make it completely clear what you need to do to play those chords and notes you've only ever dreamed of.  In this book, you will learn everything you need to know about the guitar, from the parts, to the basics of playing, down to buying the best acoustic guitar. You'll also learn the chords that allow you to play whatever song you want with confidence, and master the techniques needed for both right hand strumming and picking, as well as left hand fretting. You'll be given the tools you need to play like a pro, as you listen along. You'll also be given the knowledge you need to write your own songs! This book will give you everything you need to master the guitar. All you need to bring to the table is a willingness to keep practicing, and a hunger to get better and better over time. By the time you are through listening to this book, it will become very clear that you really can master the guitar, given a little bit of time and work. With this book, you will find the process of learning the guitar to be a very enjoyable, and fulfilling one indeed. 

©2020 Rhythm Divine Studio (P)2021 Rhythm Divine Studio

Narrator: William Bahl
Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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The Secret Life of the American Musical

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For almost a century, Americans have been losing their hearts and losing their minds in an insatiable love affair with the American musical. It often begins in actors and reaches its passionate zenith when it comes time for love, marriage, and children, who will start the cycle all over again. Americans love musicals. Americans invented musicals. Americans perfected musicals. But what, exactly, is a musical? In The Secret Life of the American Musical, Jack Viertel takes musicals apart, puts them back together, sings their praises, marvels at their unflagging inventiveness, and occasionally despairs over their more embarrassing shortcomings. In the process, he invites us to fall in love all over again by showing us how musicals happen, what makes them work, how they captivate audiences, and how one landmark show leads to the next - by design or by accident, by emulation or by rebellion - from Oklahoma! to Hamilton and onward.

©2016 Jack Viertel (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: David Pittu
Author: Jack Viertel
Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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The Singing and Voice Improvement Guided Meditation

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This is a powerful meditation that will help you improve your voice on a deep, subconscious level, for fantastic singing! Targeting the most important aspects of your voice, including range and tone, muscles and style, and more, this meditation will prove to be a powerful tool you can use again and again, each time improving your voice for a long lasting powerful vocal transformation. Self-doubt is a huge voice-killer; this meditation will help with that tremendously. Allow this guided meditation to take you on a journey to the miraculous Grand Voice Hotel, where you will dive deep into your subconscious and see and speak to the personnel in charge of your voice, as well as discover the many aspects that oversee your breath, range, style, and much more. You will be able to ask the concierge to help you - behind the scenes - discover and develop an amazing voice and target the obstacles that are standing in your way. The script is written by voice teacher Maestro James A. Cohen, using the deep insights and understandings from his many years of researching and teaching voice. Addressing the most important issues of singing, the meditation targets the limiting beliefs and obstacles that stand in the way of a truly wonderful voice.

©2018 James A. Cohen (P)2018 James A. Cohen

Narrator: Melissa Moser
Length: 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Jazz

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Here are the stories of the extraordinary men and women who made the music: Louis Armstrong, the fatherless waif whose unrivaled genius helped turn jazz into a soloist's art and influenced every singer, every instrumentalist who came after him; Duke Ellington, the pampered son of middle-class parents who turned a whole orchestra into his personal instrument, wrote nearly two thousand pieces for it, and captured more of American life than any other composer. Bix Beiderbecke, the doomed cornet prodigy who showed white musicians that they too could make an important contribution to the music; Benny Goodman, the immigrants' son who learned the clarinet to help feed his family, but who grew up to teach a whole country how to dance; Charlie Parker, who helped lead a musical revolution, only to destroy himself at thirty-four; and Miles Davis, whose search for fresh sounds made him the most influential jazz musician of his generation, and then led him to abandon jazz altogether. But Jazz is more than a mere biography. The history of the music echoes the history of twentieth-century America. Jazz provided the background for the giddy era that F. Scott Fitzgerald called the Jazz Age. The irresistible pulse of big-band swing lifted the spirits and boosted American morale during the Great Depression and World War II. The virtuosic, demanding style called bebop mirrored the stepped-up pace and dislocation that came with peace. During the Cold War era, jazz served as a propaganda weapon - and forged links with the burgeoning counterculture. The story of jazz encompasses the story of American courtship and show business; the epic growth of cities, and the struggle for civil rights and simple justice that continues into the new millennium.

©2000 by The Jazz Film Project, Inc. (P)2000 Random House, Inc. Random House AudioBooks, A Division of Random House, Inc.

Narrator: LeVar Burton
Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Piano Lessons for Beginners: The Complete Beginners Guide to Learn Piano Keys & Notes

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Struggling to play the piano even after spending countless hours doing research online? Piano Lessons for Beginners: The Complete Beginners Guide to Learn Piano Keys & Notes is the guide that not only tours you through the basics but walks you through in playing a couple of iconic songs! Getting engaged in the world of music through the piano is excellent for beginners as it helps reduce stress for yourself and your surrounding listeners. Comfortably walk your way through 20 chapters at your own pace and finish your time with an additional chapter to review everything you learned. Topics covering the book include: Finger positioning. Reading music. Pedals. Pro tips. Full instructions to play iconic songs such as "You’re a Grand Old Flag" as well as children’s songs like "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and several others. Great composers worth checking out. Discover why the piano rocks for beginners and start playing by downloading this book now!

©2019 Franklin's Instruments (P)2019 Franklin's Instruments

Narrator: Peter Prova
Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
Available on Audible
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Flute for Beginners

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Have you been looking for a book that not only helps you learn the skill of playing the flute but is also aimed at helping you become a better musician? Then your search comes to an end with this book, Flute for Beginners: An Essential Guide to Reading Music and Playing Melodious Flute Songs. This up-to-date comprehensive guide for learning beginner- level flute skills and techniques is quite unique and compelling.  This book basically combines the practical knowledge of playing the flute with easy-to-understand language and in layman's terms, so anyone can pick up this comprehensive guide and learn at their own pace. However, what makes this book stand apart from other available options is that it also equips listeners with the ability to read music on their own. The in-depth chapters prepare the beginner flutists to decode music sheets on their own for an easy practice session. Not many books offer such a comprehensive combination in a single publication. The author has offered a wealth of knowledge with practical tips and hacks to overcome any issue or challenge that beginner- and elementary-level flutists face during initial learning phases. This all-inclusive guide is suitable for aspiring flutists who want to become better at their craft and improve by leaps and bounds. Here's what you can expect from Flute for Beginners: An Essential Guide to Reading Music and Playing Melodious Flute Songs:  Learn the skill of playing the flute at your own pace A complete pause-resisting, up-to-date, and relevant book on playing flutes for beginners Decode the dense world of reading music in an easy-to-understand manner A highly organized flow of chapters to avoid confusion Combines theoretical and practical aspects of learning the flute in a balanced manner Tons of easy tips and tricks to improve your flute skills without hassle and overcomplicated jargon If you’ve always wanted to learn to play the flute but didn’t know how to get started, then look no further. Grab your copy to get started today!

©2020 David Bailey (P)2020 David Bailey

Narrator: Ben Herold
Author: David Bailey
Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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Michael Jackson, Inc.

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The surprising rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches story of how Michael Jackson grew a billion-dollar business. Michael Jackson is known by many as the greatest entertainer of all time, but he was also a revolutionary when it came to business. In addition to famously buying the Beatles' publishing catalogue, Jackson was one of the first pop stars to launch his own clothing line, record label, sneakers, and video games - creating a fundamental shift in the monetization of fame and paving the way for entertainer-entrepreneurs like Jay Z and Diddy. All told, Jackson earned more than $1.1 billion in his solo career, and the assets he built in life have earned more than $700 million in the five years since his death - more than any other solo music act over that time. Michael Jackson, Inc. reveals the incredible rise, fall, and rise again of Michael Jackson's fortune - driven by the unmatched perfectionism of the King of Pop. Forbes senior editor Zack O'Malley Greenburg uncovers never-before-told stories from interviews with more than 100 people, including music industry veterans Berry Gordy, John Branca, and Walter Yetnikoff; artists 50 Cent, Sheryl Crow, and Jon Bon Jovi; and members of the Jackson family. Other insights come from court documents and Jackson's private notes, some of them previously unpublished. Through Greenburg's novelistic telling, a clear picture emerges of Jackson's early years, his rise to international superstardom, his decline - fueled by demons internal and external, as well as the dissolution of the team that helped him execute his best business moves - and, finally, his financial life after death. Underlying Jackson's unique history is the complex but universal tale of the effects of wealth and fame on the human psyche. A valuable case study for generations of entertainers to come and for anyone interested in show business, Michael Jackson, Inc. tells the story of a man whose financial feats, once obscured by his late-life travails, have become an enduring legacy.

©2014 Zack O'Malley Greenburg (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Kaleo Griffith
Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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The Beautiful Ones

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The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words - featuring the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death. Prince was a musical genius, one of the most beloved, accomplished, and acclaimed musicians of our time. He was a startlingly original visionary with an imagination deep enough to whip up whole worlds, from the sexy, gritty funk paradise of "Uptown" to the mythical landscape of Purple Rain to the psychedelia of "Paisley Park". But his most ambitious creative act was turning Prince Rogers Nelson, born in Minnesota, into Prince, one of the greatest pop stars of any era. The Beautiful Ones is the story of how Prince became Prince - a first-person account of a kid absorbing the world around him and then creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and fame that would come to define him. The audiobook is told in four parts. The first is the memoir Prince was writing before his tragic death, bringing us into his childhood world through his own lyrical prose. The second part takes us through Prince’s early years as a musician, before his first album was released, via an evocative scrapbook of writing. The third section shows us Prince’s evolution, going up to the cusp of his greatest achievement, which we see in the audiobook’s fourth section: his original treatment for Purple Rain - the final stage in Prince’s self-creation, where he retells the autobiography of the first three parts as a heroic journey. The audiobook is framed by editor Dan Piepenbring’s riveting and moving introduction about his profound collaboration with Prince in his final months - a time when Prince was thinking deeply about how to reveal more of himself and his ideas to the world, while retaining the mystery and mystique he’d so carefully cultivated. This work is not just a tribute to an icon, but an original and energizing literary work in its own right, full of Prince’s ideas and vision, his voice and image - his undying gift to the world. Includes a bonus PDF featuring never-before-seen photos and original scrapbooks and lyric sheets. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Prince (P)2019 Random House Audio

Author: Prince
Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Great Music of the 20th Century

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The 20th century was a hotbed of musical exploration, innovation, and transformation unlike any other epoch in history. Ranging across the century in its entirety, these 24 lectures present a musical cornucopia of astounding dimensions - a major presentation and exploration of the incredible brilliance and diversity of musical art across a turbulent century. Using a chronological approach, you'll explore the fascinating gamut of 20th-century musical "isms", from impressionism and fauvism to serialism, stochasticism, ultraserialism, neoclassicism, neotonalism, and minimalism as well as the inclusivity and synthesis within concert music that embraced Western historical styles, folk and popular music, jazz, rock, Asian, Latin American, and other influences in the service of heightened musical expression. Through the panoramic view of the course, you'll discover the genius of composers such as Debussy, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Webern, Bartok, Ligeti, Riley, and many others. Far more than simply a series of lectures, the program comprises a huge and many-sided resource for discovering the endless riches of 20th-century concert music across the globe. The phenomenal range of genres and composers covered and the wealth of suggestions for specific works make this a reference that could easily inspire years of musical exploration and glorious listening. This remarkable inquiry opens the doors to an extraordinary spectrum of contemporary masterpieces that await discovery and deep listening. Within these unique and riveting lectures, Professor Greenberg offers you the keys to understanding and deep enjoyment of a revolutionary, visionary, and magnificent era in music. In Great Music of the 20th Century, you'll experience the living, evolving, and superlative musical art that so vividly and unforgettably speaks to the life of our times. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 

©2018 The Teaching Company, LLC; 2018 The Great Courses (P)2018 The Great Courses

Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
Available on Audible
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Making Your Music Work for You: The Science of Generating Money by Licensing Your Music to TV and Film

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Are you an independent musician who wants to be able to increase your passive income? If you own the publishing rights to your music, you can make money with it. It's as simple as that. This guide explains, without all the jargon, why music publishing is so important and how to go about achieving success through writing great songs, recording your music, and building a catalog to be proud of. It simplifies the matters of owning your master recording, copyrighting your work, and signing up with a PRO as well as how to interface with the music industry to sell your songs. This guide will explain the advantages of submitting your music to established music libraries and give you carefully thought-out advice for making it in the music industry.

©2015 Terrence Wood (P)2015 Terrence Wood

Narrator: Neil Reeves
Author: T Whitmore
Length: 39 mins
Available on Audible
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The Life and Works of Bach

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Although now beloved and revered by millions as the greatest composer who ever lived, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) was best known in his lifetime as an organist, and was eclipsed in fame as a composer by two of his twenty children. For the last twenty-seven years of his life he was a schoolteacher and choir director whose duties extended to meal supervision and dormitory inspection. Yet throughout his career he composed a vast body of music which is amongst the most joyful, dancing and enrapturing ever written. This portrait-in-sound includes many examples of the music that made him immortal. With compelling narration by Jeremy Siepmann, character portrayals by acclaimed actors, and the interpolation of over twenty-five substantial musical extracts reflecting the development of one of music’s most enduringly awe-inspiring composers, we are transported back three centuries straight into the life of Johann Sebastian Bach. This innovative sense of immediacy is at the heart of this comprehensive audio-biography, depicting the life of a composer whose music is universally admired.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2002 Naxos AudioBooks (P)2002 Naxos AudioBooks

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How to Setup Your Guitar

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This guide will show you how to replace the strings, adjusting the neck and setting the action, including string height adjustments (bridge saddle and nuts). This guide will show you step-by-step how to set up any guitar with correct precision, even for absolute beginners. This guide will show you how to adjust the bridge height, and you will also clean and polish the frets. This is for those who love playing electric guitar, classical guitar, acoustic guitar, or bass guitar. You can learn how to set up and maintain a guitar for yourself. This book is written for beginners as an introduction to guitar set up and maintenance. You will also learn the techniques used by most professional guitar set ups and specification of various styles of guitars. Get your copy by scrolling up and clicking "buy now" to get your copy today and become a professional guitar player.

©2019 Irvin Harris (P)2020 Irvin Harris

Narrator: Amber Girardin
Author: Irvin Harris
Length: 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Ukulele for Beginners: 3 Books in 1

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The complete three-book series on learning how to play the ukulele. Book one In this book, you’ll discover: The history of the ukulele  Types of ukuleles and accessories  How to choose a ukulele  Ukulele chords and strumming  Ukulele fingerpicking techniques and melody  Easy ukulele songs for beginners  Troubleshooting and maintenance of the ukulele  Book two This book is an absolute beginners guide on how to play the ukulele and does not require any previous musical knowledge. The purpose of this book is to help a beginner sing and play songs. Ukulele is an easy-to-learn and quickly rewarding instrument. The most important thing to remember is to enjoy your time and not to get bogged down.  This book covers: The Anatomy of Ukulele  Brief History of Ukulele  Chords Music Theory  Playing Styles and Techniques And so much more!   Learning new things is like acquiring a unique experience that gives a sense of accomplishment. Step by step, you will learn basic chord fingerings, rhythms, songs, etc. Book three While the internet is full of various platforms that help you learn different aspects of playing the ukulele, it is a struggle to compile all that information in a condensed and logical flow of information. The uke is a tricky instrument for an absolute newbie who has no prior knowledge. If you are facing the same problem and tired of gathering and collecting information from here and there with no direction, then this book is the perfect choice for you.  This book helps you understand:  What a ukulele is and how it works  Where the ukulele came from and how it is essential in the music industry today  What you can do with your polished ukulele skills  How to read music  How to polish your skills using globally recommended tips and tricks Remember that this book caters to beginners who have no previous knowledge regarding the instrument. Thus, the language is simple and easy to follow and without any jargon, fancy words, or complicated terminology.   So, get this audiobook today to learn to play your ukulele like a pro. 

©2020 Peter F. Sheldon (P)2021 Peter F. Sheldon

Narrator: Ben Herold
Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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He Lost, He Lost!

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He Lost, He Lost! features four major reasons that Trump lost - not just the election but popular support, based on a series of cartoons with a spirit of levity. The commentary is written in this same spirit, while providing some background to explain the comparisons made in the cartoons.   The four reasons Trump lost are these: Trump is bats in that he is like a bat flying in the dark so he can’t see what’s real very well, and he’s running or running away like a bat out of hell. Trump is nuts in that he is like a variety of nuts from peanuts to cashews and pecans, and finally he is carted off to the nuthouse. Trump is an animal in that he is like a male animal fighting for power, women, and territory Trump is like a variety of extinct animals or humans in that he is like a variety of dinosaurs and other extinct creatures. “He Lost, He Lost! is a fun yet insightful look into the malignant narcissist that just left the White House. It is an easy read that 80,000,000 of us can enjoy.” (Charles E. Hooper, speaker coach, Sacramento, California) “If you need a good laugh during this trying time, check out this new book. It’s an SNL literary approach with great illustrations and satire.” (John Covert, Crystal Image Variety Band, Jackson, California) “This book brings some laughs and light in a dark time. Sure to make you smile. For me it’s a must read.” (Mark Gagnon, film critic, Los Angeles, California) Sandi Derring is an author who has long been following the ups and downs of Trump’s 2016 campaign, White House years, 2020 election, and final defeat. She also supports science, preserving the environment, recognizing climate control, and eradicating the coronavirus - all things Trump is against or has chosen to ignore. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2021 Sandi Derring (P)2021 Sandi Derring

Narrator: Tahir Ashraf
Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Songwriting

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Learn how to compose music and write songs from start to finish! Who doesn't love music? Whatever genre it is and whoever sang it, everyone has their own music taste and will bop to the beat when they hear their favorite song. And it's played everywhere! Shopping malls, fast-food establishments, the church. It makes people come together and celebrate, unite, and have fun. Indeed, music makes the world go around. And every day, thousands of people write songs and compose their own lyrics. If you've also been thinking out creating your own tune, then you're in luck! This audiobook will help you and give you all the things you need to create the next big hit! You don't have to be an expert or already know the fundamentals of music. Anyone who has an interest and passion for it can easily learn everything there is to know about creating your first tune! Whether you are a music student in university, or you're just interested in composing your own song, this audiobook will help you by telling you all the basics and specifics! This audiobook contains the following: Why it's important to know the rules of music How to deal when inspiration isn't striking you A six-step process that is essential before you start making music How to make your song a hit among the rest Finding your melody And a whole lot more! This audiobook contains nine chapters of information all about music that will help you create your own song, even if you have zero knowledge. This guide will take you on a journey from beginner to expert, so you can freely express your thoughts and style using chords and rhythm. Be the composer you always wanted to be!

©2020 Lewis Gray (P)2020 Lewis Gray

Narrator: Andy Parrish
Author: Lewis Gray
Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
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From Britain with Beat

Summary

The Beatles shed some light and personal insights in these fantastic and previously unreleased interviews from 1964-65, at the height of Beatlemania. Featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison.

©2017 One Media iP LTD (P)2017 One Media iP LTD

Available on Audible
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Music Production for Beginners, 2020 Edition

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Everything You Need To Know About Making Music In One Place! Not so long ago, studio quality recording, mixing, and music production was only available to the rich and famous artists.   However, these days it's now possible to produce professional sounding music from your own home.  In fact, you don't even need to know how to play an instrument or know anything about the technology or need expensive equipment. All you need is a decent computer + inspiration, and this book will show you the rest. If you are a first timer, this book will lead you in the right direction in the least amount of time. Or if you have some experience you will definitely incorporate some new insights into how to produce your best music.  Here is just a tiny fraction of what you will discover:  Best Music Production Software to Start Learning in 2020 Achieve Release Quality Mixes on a Budget  How to Write Chords, Drum Beats, Basslines, Melodies, and More Essential Home Recording Studio Equipment For Under $500 Music Theory Explained - Without Needing to Study a Course  Creative Hacks to Get You Inspired Right Away Step by Step Guide to Mix + Master Your Music - Even If You're Not a Technical Person Proven Guidelines on How to Get Your Music Signed And Much, Much More.... Stop wasting your time on forums, YouTube, and asking the same old questions, because everything you need to know is in this book.  Be the music producer you've always wanted to be, and make your best music with this book.

©2020 Tommy Swindali (P)2020 Tommy Swindali

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Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
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The Life and Works of Mozart

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the most astonishing child prodigy in the history of music, is felt by many people to be the greatest composer who ever lived. Dominated and shaped by a highly intelligent but frustrated and ambitious father, his story sees the development of a unique genius, from precocious and often endearing childhood to liberated fulfillment, unexpected poverty, and a tragically early death. Generously illustrated by Mozart’s music, from his fifth to his final year, this portrait-in-sound reveals a fascinating yet elusive character, drawing richly on the words of the composer himself and those who knew him. This is the ideal way to understand more about Mozart the man, and his music. Throughout his life, he wrote numerous letters - to his father and his friends and pupils - and his musical colleagues wrote about him. On this entertaining recording, with parts read by various actors, Mozart himself comes to life - with his sublime music ever-present as his career unfolds.

©2002 Naxos AudioBooks (P)2002 Naxos AudioBooks

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The Art and Heart of Drum Circles

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This audiobook is for you if you want to.... Start drum circles in your school, corporation, community, music store, band, or even your home! Share your musical talent with others in a way that reaches beyond performing.  Inspire people of all ages, races, and abilities to discover their commonality through musical expression. Dust off the drum you own and get playing for stress reduction, mind-body wellness, and even a good workout. 

©2003 Hal Leonard Corporation; 2017 Hal Leonard LLC (P)2017 Christine Stevens

Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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This Is Your Brain on Music

6 ratings

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Whether you load your iPod with Bach or Bono, music has a significant role in your life - even if you never realized it. Why does music evoke such powerful moods? The answers are at last becoming clear, thanks to revolutionary neuroscience and the emerging field of evolutionary psychology. Both a cutting-edge study and a tribute to the beauty of music itself, This Is Your Brain on Music unravels a host of mysteries that affect everything from pop culture to our understanding of human nature, including: Are our musical preferences shaped in utero? Is there a cutoff point for acquiring new tastes in music? What do PET scans and MRIs reveal about the brain’s response to music? Is musical pleasure different from other kinds of pleasure? This Is Your Brain on Music explores cultures in which singing is considered an essential human function, patients who have a rare disorder that prevents them from making sense of music, and scientists studying why two people may not have the same definition of pitch. At every turn, this provocative work unlocks deep secrets about how nature and nurture forge a uniquely human obsession.

©2006 Daniel J. Levitin (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
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Meet Me in the Bathroom

23 ratings

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Joining the ranks of the classics Please Kill Me, Our Band Could Be Your Life, and Can't Stop Won't Stop, an intriguing oral history of the post-9/11 decline of the old-guard music industry and rebirth of the New York rock scene, led by a group of iconoclastic rock bands. In the second half of the 20th century New York was the source of new sounds, including the Greenwich Village folk scene, punk and new wave, and hip-hop. But as the end of the millennium neared, cutting-edge bands began emerging from Seattle, Austin, and London, pushing New York further from the epicenter. The behemoth music industry, too, found itself in free fall, under siege from technology. Then 9/11/2001 plunged the country into a state of uncertainty and war - and a dozen New York City bands that had been honing their sound and style in relative obscurity suddenly became symbols of glamour for a young, web-savvy, forward-looking generation in need of an anthem. Meet Me in the Bathroom charts the transformation of the New York music scene in the first decade of the 2000s, the bands behind it - including The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem, Interpol, and Vampire Weekend - and the cultural forces that shaped it, from the Internet to a booming real estate market that forced artists out of the Lower East Side to Williamsburg. Drawing on 200 original interviews with James Murphy, Julian Casablancas, Karen O, Ezra Koenig, and many other musicians, artists, journalists, bloggers, photographers, managers, music executives, groupies, models, movie stars, and DJs who lived through this explosive time, journalist Lizzy Goodman offers a fascinating portrait of a time and a place that gave birth to a new era in modern rock and roll.

©2017 Elizabeth Goodman (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Length: 19 hrs and 42 mins
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Elton John Quiz Book

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Are you a true Elton John fan? Have you picked up lots of little known facts about Elton over the years? Then the time has now come to put your knowledge to the test with this enjoyable quiz about one of the most successful musicians of all time. This Elton John quiz audiobook contains one hundred and one informative and entertaining questions - all with multiple choice answers. Some of the questions are easy, and some more challenging, and they are all designed to test your knowledge of Elton's long and successful musical career - and teach you a new fact or two! This quiz audiobook is packed with information and will really test your knowledge of the legendary singer and pianist. Elton John is one of the most successful musicians of all time, so let's find out - Elton John - how much do you know? This is a must-have for all true Elton John fans, wherever you live in the world, so buy it now.

©2019 Glowworm Press (P)2020 Carl Christensen

Narrator: Jerry Wright
Author: Colin Carter
Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Things We Said Today

Summary

The Beatles shed some light and personal insights in these fantastic and previously unreleased interviews from 1964/65, at the height of Beatlemania. Featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison.

©2017 One Media iP LTD (P)2017 One Media iP LTD

Available on Audible
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Audio Engineering 101

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Practical, concise and approachable, Audio Engineering 101, Second Edition covers everything aspiring audio engineers need to know to make it in the recording industry, from the characteristics of sound to microphones, analog versus digital recording, EQ/compression, mixing, mastering and career skills. Filled with hands-on, step-by-step technique breakdowns and all-new interviews with active professionals, this updated edition includes instruction in using digital consoles, iPads for mixing, audio apps, plug-ins, home studios and audio for podcasts. 

©2020 Tim Dittmar (P)2020 Taylor & Francis

Narrator: Jonathan Ray
Author: Tim Dittmar
Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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That Thin, Wild Mercury Sound

2 ratings

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That Thin, Wild Mercury Sound is the definitive treatment of Bob Dylan's magnum opus, Blonde on Blonde, not only providing the most extensive account of the sessions that produced the trailblazing album but also setting the record straight on much of the misinformation that has surrounded the story of how the masterpiece came to be made. Including many new details and eyewitness accounts, as well as keen insight into the Nashville cats who helped Dylan reach rare artistic heights, it explores the lasting impact of rock's first double album. Based on exhaustive research and in-depth interviews with the producer, the session musicians, studio personnel, management personnel, and others, Daryl Sanders chronicles the road that took Dylan from New York to Nashville in search of "that thin, wild mercury sound." As Dylan told Playboy in 1978, the closest he ever came to capturing that sound was during the Blonde on Blonde sessions, where the voice of a generation was backed by musicians of the highest order.

©2019 Daryl Sanders (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Graham Halstead
Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Piano Lessons for Beginners: Learn How to Play Piano from Beginner to Expert

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Surprise your friends and family and become a great piano player in a few weeks! Do you want to become a piano player? Do you wish to become a music producer, but don't know where to start? Are you looking for a simple, beginners-friendly guide to playing the piano? If so - keep reading! Piano is one of the most popular instruments in the world. From classic music to modern hip hop and dance music, piano can be found everywhere, and it is one of the first instruments almost every musician practices. Learning how to play the piano is more than just playing the piano - it sets the basics for learning other music instruments fast, producing modern music with a computer software, and it's even a meditative practice than can calm your nervous system and help you relax. But where do you start? There are many things to learn about the piano. From your fingers position to scales and chords, this task requires both physical and mental efforts that can turn you down very fast... Now you have Piano Lessons for Beginners to help you learn piano quickly and effectively! In this outstanding audiobook, you will learn how to play the piano fast and effectively. Forget about long courses, unnecessary music theory classes, or spending hours and hours on "figuring it out yourself" - this book is here to take you by the hand and show you how to play the piano! Here's what you will find inside: Understand the basics of piano and play basic melodies starting from today Learn how to write beautiful piano pieces that will shock your friends and family Discover secret hacks to shave HOURS of your learning curve and become a decent player quickly Enjoy a new, healthy, and relaxing habit of playing the piano and being good at it! And much, much more! Sounds interesting?

©2019 Woody Morgan (P)2019 Woody Morgan

Narrator: Andy Parrish
Author: Woody Morgan
Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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The String Quartets of Beethoven

5 ratings

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In his 16 quartets for two violins, viola, and cello, Beethoven created a Mount Everest for string players and some of the most sublime, unforgettable music ever written. In this musically rich 24-lecture series, Professor Greenberg guides you in a deep encounter with these majestic works of art, offering you the rare opportunity to grasp the musical riches and spiritual greatness of the quartets in a clear and accessible way. You'll uncover the musical underpinnings of the luminous beauty, emotional depth, and dramatic scope that make these quartets legendary; examine the inner workings of one of history's most innovative minds; learn the "ritual template" of the Classical string quartet; and probe the seminal innovations of Haydn and Mozart within the template, as they set the stage for the explosive arrival of Beethoven. The heart of this series is a movement-by-movement exploration of the individual Beethoven quartets, revealing the arc of the composer's fierce independence and imagination as he brings to the string quartet an expressive, formal, and narrative range undreamed of by earlier musicians. You'll delve deeply into the musical innovations that underlie Beethoven's creativity in these works, including "motivic" development, originality, and contextual use of form. Each of these lectures is a rare and life-enriching opportunity to know the scope of Beethoven's genius, his most unforgettable music, and the profound humanity and beauty that live through them.

©2009 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2009 The Great Courses

Length: 18 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Looking to Get Lost

Summary

By the best-selling author of Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll and Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley, this dazzling new book of profiles is not so much a summation as a culmination of Peter Guralnick’s remarkable work, which from the start has encompassed the full sweep of blues, gospel, country, and rock 'n' roll. It covers old ground from new perspectives, offering deeply felt, masterful, and strikingly personal portraits of creative artists, both musicians and writers, at the height of their powers. “You put the book down feeling that its sweep is vast, that you have read of giants who walked among us,” rock critic Lester Bangs wrote of Guralnick’s earlier work in words that could just as easily be applied to this new one. And yet, for all of the encomiums that Guralnick’s books have earned for their remarkable insights and depth of feeling, Looking to Get Lost is his most personal book yet. For those who have grown up on Guralnick’s unique vision of the vast sweep of the American musical landscape, who have imbibed his loving and lively portraits and biographies of such titanic figures as Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, and Sam Phillips, there are multiple surprises and delights here, carrying on and extending all the themes, fascinations, and passions of his groundbreaking earlier work.

©2020 Peter Guralnick (P)2020 Little, Brown & Company

Narrator: Jim Meskimen
Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
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The History of Rock & Roll

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Ed Ward covers the first half of the history of rock & roll in this sweeping and definitive narrative - from the 1920s, when the music of rambling medicine shows mingled with the songs of vaudeville and minstrel acts to create the very early sounds of country and rhythm and blues, to the rise of the first independent record labels post-World War II, and concluding in December 1963, just as an immense change in the airwaves took hold and the Beatles prepared for their first American tour. In this first volume of a two-part series, Ward shares his endless depth of knowledge and through engrossing storytelling hops seamlessly from Memphis to Chicago, Detroit, England, New York, and everywhere in between. He covers the trajectories of the big name acts like Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, and Ray Charles, while also filling in gaps of knowledge and celebrating forgotten heroes such as the Burnette brothers, the "5" Royales, and Marion Keisker, Sam Phillips's assistant, who played an integral part in launching Elvis's career.

©2016 Ed Ward (P)2016 Tantor

Narrator: David Colacci
Author: Ed Ward
Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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The Songwriter Masterclass

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The Songwriter Masterclass: All You Need to Know In this book, the author teaches you everything you need to know to learn how to write and sing a song. If you want to know the types of voices and how to control your vocality, then The Songwriter Masterclass is the perfect book for you.  Here is what you will find inside:   How to write and sing a song  How to improve your vocality  Learn how to manage your vocals  Write the perfect lyrics  And much more!   Don't lose time anymore! Scroll the page and press the "buy" button!  

©2020 Barry Mitchell (P)2020 Barry Mitchell

Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Tchaikovsky Discovers America

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A tale of courage and adventure: Tchaikovsky arrives in New York for the grand opening of Carnegie Hall in 1891. It’s all aboard for a fun-filled musical adventure to Niagara Falls. During his trip, the great composer shares stories with a young family about his music, his life and his fear of conducting. In the end, both the composer and the family discover something about courage and about themselves.  More than two dozen excerpts of Tchaikovsky’s music, including The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake, the First Piano Concerto, String Serenade and the 1812 Overture. Aldo included is a musical mosaic of well-known American music of the time, including ragtime, spirituals and popular folk classics.

©1993 The Children's Group under exclusive licence to Linus Entertainment (P)1993 The Children's Group under exclusive licence to Linus Entertainment

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The History of Gangster Rap

1 rating

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The History of Gangster Rap is a deep dive into one of the most fascinating subgenres of any music category to date. Sixteen detailed chapters, organized chronologically, examine the evolution of gangster rap, its main players, and the culture that created this revolutionary music. From still-swirling conspiracy theories about the murders of Biggie and Tupac to the release of the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton, the era of gangster rap is one that fascinates music junkies and remains at the forefront of pop culture. Filled with interviews with key players such as Snoop Dogg, Ice-T, and dozens more, as well as breakout bios of notorious characters, lists, and more, The History of Gangster Rap is the be-all-end-all book that contextualizes the importance of gangster rap as a cultural phenomenon.

©2018 Abrams (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Violin for Beginners

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In this guide, you will find detailed, clear instructions to continue to advance your violin playing. There are numerous performance scenarios, practice ideas, and pieces of music that can be encountered on a regular basis as a beginning violinist. This book will continue to build and expand on previous ideas, providing insight and additional ideas that will help you as you continue to make progress.  One of the most asked questions from beginners, especially adults, is a variation on the question of improvement: What exactly makes the difference between being a beginner violinist and achieving a more refined, mature sound? How can I change my playing to sound more melodious? I have learned basic songs already, so how can I move beyond this and learn more advanced music? What if I am preparing to perform and share my current progress, including covers and original songs?  Maybe you are ready to move beyond playing in your home and want to give public performances or join a musical ensemble. Wherever the next steps in your musical journey may take you, it all begins with practice, preparation, and guidance. Guidance will come from a variety of resources, from the tips in this book to professional teachers or musicians or video tutorials. Be sure to further enrich your violin studies by using elements of each.  While technical and musical preparation can ultimately be worked on separately, your goal, as an advancing violinist, should be to merge the two. Only when you have a combination of both sides of playing the violin will your playing advance. This book will not only provide insight on how to combine both elements to become more advanced, but also give advice on extending your violin performance outside of your practice and taking it into your community! Let us begin!

©2020 Rythm Divine Studio (P)2021 Rythm Divine Studio

Narrator: William Bahl
Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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101 Amazing Facts About Mozart

Summary

How many works in total do you think Mozart composed? What award was bestowed on him by the Pope? How many languages could he speak? And what rather unsavoury subject was he seemingly obsessed with? In this fascinating audiobook, narrator Charles King answers all these questions and more as he visits the intriguing world of one of the world's greatest ever composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Perfect for everyone from those new to the world of classical music right through to serious long-term fans, this is an ideal addition to any audiobook collection.

©2017 Jack Goldstein Books (P)2017 Jack Goldstein Books

Narrator: Charles King
Length: 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Start Your Music Business

1 rating

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Start Your Music Business is a simple guide for songwriters, producers, music publishers, independent record labels, artists, bands, musicians, and individuals in the music industry who want to legally start and grow a successful music business. Written by an experienced entertainment lawyer whose clients have been featured on MTV, American Idol, and VH1, you will learn how to: 1. Understand eight different types of royalties your music should be earning through music publishing 2. How to completely own your music 3. How to completely own your masters 4. How to legally sample and cover music (why you may be breaking the law) 5. How to protect your name and logo (what to do if you illegally use someone else's) 6. How to structure your music business 7. Learn 10 ways to avoid being sued personally You'll also discover these simple steps: 1. Understand the different types of businesses (LLCs, corporations, partnerships, and more) 2. Setup your business 3. Learn when you need to start your music business 4. Learn the difference between trademarks and copyrights 5. Learn how to apply for a trademark (do it yourself) 6. Understand copyright law and how to copyright your music 7. Learn the truth about poor man's copyrights 8. Know your rights when you co-write a song 9. How to divide song income between co-writers 10. How to properly and legally clear samples And more!

©2013, 2014 Audrey K. Chisholm (P)2017 Audrey K. Chisholm

Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
Available on Audible
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Not a Second Time

Summary

The Beatles shed some light and personal insights in these fantastic and previously unreleased interviews from 1964, at the height of Beatlemania. Featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison.

©2017 One Media iP LTD (P)2017 One Media iP LTD

Available on Audible
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Music Practice

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Music Practice: A guide for all musicians. Learn all the best practice tips, tricks, and techniques used by the greatest musicians in the world - all for the price of a coffee! Do you want to know how to practice like the professionals do? Are you struggling with your playing? Having trouble getting motivated? Do you want to improve your playing and bring it to the next level? I decided to write this audiobook because I was struggling with my own practice, and it took me many years to learn new strategies to get myself to where I wanted to be. Now, I want to share these proven strategies with you. Some of them I discovered myself, but most of these I learned from accomplished professionals. If you are serious about playing, practicing, and improving your skills on your instrument, then this audiobook is for you! Whether you are a beginner or professional, classically trained or not, this audiobook contains proven strategies that can be applied by anybody. Why should you buy this audiobook? This audiobook is a compilation of the best practice tips and strategies from the best musicians in the world. You will learn practice tips used by world class musicians, ranging from pianists to violinists, and trumpeters to clarinetists. This audiobook contains over 80 tips for practicing everything from rhythm to intonation to challenging passages. You will learn how to practice effectively and efficiently. What you will learn and discover: How to set goals and the importance of setting goals What the experts do differently How to have an engaging practice session 10 Must-have practice habits 24 Ways to practice with the metronome Various ways to practice intonation Different ways to practice performing 10 different ways to practice memorizing music Fast practice vs. slow practice Many more practice tips, tricks, and strategies

©2015 David Dumais (P)2017 David Dumais

Author: David Dumais
Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
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Anatomy of a Song

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Part artist confessional, part musical analysis, Anatomy of a Song ranges from the Isley Brothers' "Shout" to Janis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz" to R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion". After being discharged from the army in 1968, John Fogerty does a handstand and revises Beethoven's Fifth Symphony to come up with "Proud Mary". Joni Mitchell remembers living in a cave on Crete with the "mean old daddy" who inspired her 1971 hit "Carey". Elvis Costello talks about writing "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes" in 10 minutes on the train to Liverpool. Mick Jagger, Jimmy Cliff, Roger Waters, Jimmy Page, Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, and many other leading artists reveal for the first time the emotions, inspirations, and techniques behind their influential works. Covering the history of rock, R&B, country, disco, soul, reggae, and pop, Anatomy of a Song is a love letter to the songs that have defined generations of listeners.

©2016 Marc Myers (P)2016 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Jonathan Yen
Author: Marc Myers
Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Music as a Mirror of History

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In the worlds of painting and literature, it's easy to see where history and art intersect. In Picasso's Guernica or Tolstoy's War and Peace, it's evident how works of art mirror and participate in the life of their times, sometimes even playing roles in historical events. But what about music? In Music as a Mirror of History, Great Courses favorite Professor Greenberg of San Francisco Performances returns with a fascinating and provocative premise: Despite the abstractness and the universality of music - and our habit of listening to it divorced from any historical context - music is a mirror of the historical setting in which it was created. Music carries a rich spectrum of social, cultural, historical, and philosophical information, all grounded in the life and experience of the composer - if you're aware of what you're listening to. In these 24 lectures, you'll explore how composers convey such explicit information, evoking specific states of mind and giving voice to communal emotions, all colored by their own personal experiences. Music lovers and history enthusiasts alike will be enthralled by this exploration of how momentous compositions have responded to - and inspired - pivotal events. Ranging widely across the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, you witness historical moments such as the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, the Austrian-Ottoman conflict, the Hungarian nationalist movement, the movement for Italian unification, the economic ascent of the US, the Stalinist regime in the USSR, and World Wars I and II. Across the arc of the course, you'll see how these events were felt and expressed in the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Brahms, Verdi, Wagner, and many others, including modern masters such as Janácek, Górecki, and Crumb, and you'll hear superlative musical excerpts in each lecture. Join us for an unparalleled look into the power and scope of musical art. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2016 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2016 The Great Courses

Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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The History of Opera

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Opera, said Moliére, is the most expensive noise known to man. From its beginnings in the 16th Century, through to today when there are as many musical styles as there are composers, opera has fascinated, infuriated, delighted, been censored, been banned, excited riots, even won a nation its freedom. Here is the colorful story of sometimes temperamental composers and even more temperamental singers working in an art form which has produced some of man's noblest artistic creations. This absorbing history is illustrated by over 100 musical examples by Naxos artists as well as some of the greatest singers of the 20th century including Enrico Caruso and Fyodor Chaliapin.

©1999 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd. (P)1999 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.

Narrator: Robert Powell
Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Music Theory: From Beginner to Intermediate: How to Easily Compose Music for Piano, Guitar or Any Other Musical Instrument

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Have you been longing to learn how to sight-read and write music like a pro? Do you want to understand time signature, meter, tempo, and dynamics and learn how to group musical beats to create some pleasing and interesting melodies? Do you want to understand how musical scales like the pentatonic and diatonic are constructed, and not just how to construct them, but also how to create beautiful melodies with them? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions; just keep reading.... You might have looked up some online materials to see what is really about this "music theory", only to find that it is some dry, kind of boring, and abstract topic you are not sure you want to waste your time on. Maybe the more you keep seeking to understand, the more it keeps getting confusing because they brought in "lines and spaces" and some hilarious-looking symbols. This book here will make music theory more meaningful, fun, and a lot less boring for you. Here are some things you will learn: Ten very important tips that will transform your songwriting and help you create memorable and beautiful tunes and hooks and also make you stand out The secret to understanding musical note values and how music notation works (whole note, half note, quarter note, and eighth note) Quick and easy ways to count complex musical beats The easiest ways to grasp the concepts of rests, dotted notes, and triplets and how they are used in music composition Quick ways to understand dynamics, dynamic markings, and tempo The easiest way to understanding the intricacies of a musical score It doesn’t matter if you are a part-time musician or full-time musician, beginner, intermediate, or expert musician, this book will be useful to you. Scroll up and click the “Buy Now” button and let’s get you started! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Roy Maxwell (P)2020 Roy Maxwell

Narrator: John William
Author: Roy Maxwell
Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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The Great Book of Rock Trivia: Amazing Trivia, Fun Facts & the History of Rock and Roll

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Are you the type of rock fan who isn’t satisfied with simply listening to the radio? Sure, you enjoy it, but you want more. Do you look up the lyrics and wonder what they mean or if there is a story behind them? What on earth does “In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida” mean, anyway? We’ve got those answers for you in The Great Book of Rock Trivia! This book contains hundreds of riveting facts about your favorite rock songs. Do you want to know how your favorite group got together and who is really the brains behind the band? Whether you’re interested in what your favorite musicians like to do in their spare time, where they get the ideas for their music, or which artist had an exorcism in his home, you’re in for a treat. This book will satisfy your curiosity and help you impress your friends with your rock and roll knowledge. As easy to follow as a good drummer, this book will take you through the early years of rock and its development through the hippie era, the synthesizer-filled '80s, and the grunge age. You’ll hear about dramatic, absolutely hilarious, and downright odd moments during the concerts that shaped music history and defined generations.  Whether you’re a passive listener of your friend’s rock playlists or a connoisseur of guitar riffs, you’re sure to learn something new that will increase your enjoyment of your favorite music. For an extra challenge, try the quizzes at the end of each chapter. So go ahead, open the cover and enter the world of rock!

©2018 LAK Publishing (P)2018 LAK Publishing

Narrator: Scott Miller
Author: Bill O'Neill
Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
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How to Think Beyond a Chart Position

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This audiobook is a survival guide for emerging talent navigating the music industry and searching for a path to sustainability.

©2018 Elroy Powell (P)2018 Elroy Powell

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Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
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Losing My Cool

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How a Father's Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-hop Culture A pitch-perfect account of how hip-hop culture drew in the author and how his father drew him out again - with love, perseverance, and 15,000 books. Into Williams's childhood home-a one-story ranch house-his father crammed more books than the local library could hold. "Pappy" used some of these volumes to run an academic prep service; the rest he used in his unending pursuit of wisdom. His son's pursuits were quite different: "money, hoes, and clothes." The teenage Williams wore Medusa- faced Versace sunglasses and a hefty gold medallion, dumbed down and thugged up his speech, and did whatever else he could to fit into the intoxicating hip-hop culture that surrounded him. Like all his friends, he knew exactly where he was the day Biggie Smalls died, he could recite the lyrics to any Nas or Tupac song, and he kept his woman in line, with force if necessary. But Pappy, who grew up in the segregated South and hid in closets so he could read Aesop and Plato, had a different destiny in mind for his son. For years, Williams managed to juggle two disparate lifestyles- "keeping it real" in his friends' eyes and studying for the SATs under his father's strict tutelage. As college approached and the stakes of the thug lifestyle escalated, the revolving door between Williams's street life and home life threatened to spin out of control. Ultimately, Williams would have to decide between hip-hop and his future. Would he choose "street dreams" or a radically different dream- the one Martin Luther King spoke of or the one Pappy held out to him now? Williams is the first of his generation to measure the seductive power of hip-hop against its restrictive worldview, which ultimately leaves those who live it powerless. Losing My Cool portrays the allure and the danger of hip-hop culture like no book has before. Even more remarkably, Williams evokes the subtle salvation that literature offers and recounts with breathtaking clarity a burgeoning bond between father and son.

©2010 Thomas Chatterton Williams (P)2010 Penguin

Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
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Piano Lessons for Beginners

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The piano is a majestic instrument capable of playing any tune without necessarily being accompanied by any other instrument. This means that by learning to play this versatile instrument, you gain the power to create music. Let that sink in.  While there are multiple versions of the piano out there, it is essential to note that the general idea revolving around playing the piano is the same and applies to all these versions. Focus on perfecting your skill, and you will be able to play any tune on any piano or keyboard you ever come across.  This guide has a more practical approach to playing the piano; therefore, its best to have your instrument ready before getting started. Follow through each lesson and practice as much as possible to have all the chords at your fingertips. Buckle up and prepare to be elevated!!

©2020 Rythm Divine Studio (P)2021 Rythm Divine Studio

Narrator: William Bahl
Length: 13 hrs and 40 mins
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Saxophone for Beginners

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Not quite getting a hold on how to play the saxophone? Then it is time you changed the approach you are using to learn the saxophone. The saxophone is a straightforward instrument to learn, even though by looking at it, it could be a bit intimidating because of its so many parts and keys. But in this book, we will simplify a saxophone so that anyone, even a beginner, will understand. This book isn't just a guide to point out the parts of a saxophone or show you musical charts, but it also contains actionable tips.  Music is an art, and with all art comes creativity. Creating something melodious in your mind and with your mouth is quite easy. But playing that same melody on your saxophone is where you'll need to apply some acquired skills. As a beginner learning the saxophone, you are bound to make common mistakes without the proper guidance. Should I bother learning more about embouchure placement and harmonics? What are the notes and scales on a saxophone, and so on? These are questions you need answers to in order to go from your current level to your desired level as a saxophonist.  The focus of this book is to break down the process of learning a saxophone and allow maximum exploration and expression with each step. Learning a new art should not have to be complicated, daunting, and exclusive. It is achievable, soulful, and full of creativity. So, even if you have no prior knowledge about a saxophone, in this book, you will find all you need to know, along with techniques to begin your journey into the playing of a saxophone.  You’ll discover....  Advanced tips on how to care for your instrument  Correct embouchure  Embouchure exercises  Types of vibrato  Fingering Chart with left hand and right hand tips  How to read notes and scales  Harmonics  And much more!  The key takeaway from this book is that by the end of the book, you will be able to play songs with your saxophone. Get this book now; let us coach you all the way to perfection as a saxophonist with this advanced guide for beginners. Click the "Buy Now" button to get started making amazing music! 

©2020 Evergreen Music Studio (P)2020 Evergreen Music Studio

Narrator: Ben Herold
Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
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Singing Through Change

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A book for all women who love to sing and are struggling with change    Written by women, for women, about women, this compelling and easy listen fills a huge hole in what we understand about challenges that female singers face. It is a collection of unique lived singing experiences from every stage in an adult woman's life, accompanied by equally unique and individualized solutions. Singing Through Change is a must-listen for women who sing, and also for anyone who is a voice teacher, singing specialist, or medical professional.   "A thorough, thoughtful, and compassionate look into the complexities surrounding the singing voice for women during midlife and the menopausal transition, interwoven with stories that inform, encourage and inspire us to keep singing. This will no doubt be a tremendous resource for the singing and medical communities for years to come." (Lori L. Sonnenberg, Clinical Speech Pathologist, Singing Voice Specialist, Soprano - Sonnenberg Voice)   "Readers will find a bounty of information which, for the first time, summarizes current research on adult female voice change, while allowing a glimpse into the lives of women who have faced the results of adult female voice change. Written in an accessible style, the book provides case studies which enable a better understanding of adult female voice change and its effects physically, vocally, emotionally, psychologically and socially. This book will be an invaluable resource to singers, voice teachers, choral directors and any woman who loves to sing!" (Lynne Gackle, Ph.D., Baylor University, President, ACDA, Author, Finding Ophelia's Voice, Opening Ophelia's Heart: Nurturing the Adolescent Female Voice)   Nancy Bos, Joanne Bozeman, and Cate Frazier-Neely are known experts in voice. Their cumulative careers of over a century form a broad scope of experience in voice health and pedagogy. Singing Through Change is the culmination of over two years of joint research of female singing voice.

©2020 Nancy Bos (P)2020 Nancy Bos

Narrator: Nancy Bos
Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
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Party of One

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From former MTV VJ Dave Holmes, the hilarious memoir of a perpetual outsider fumbling toward self-acceptance, with the music of the '80s, '90s, and today as his soundtrack. Dave Holmes has spent his life on the periphery, nose pressed hopefully against the glass, wanting just one thing: to get inside. Growing up, he was the artsy son in the sporty family. At his all-boys high school and Catholic college, he was the closeted gay kid surrounded by crush-worthy straight guys. And in his 20s, in the middle of a disastrous career in advertising, he accidentally became an MTV VJ overnight when he finished second, naturally, in the Wanna Be a VJ contest, opening the door to fame, fortune, and celebrity - you know, almost. In Party of One, Holmes tells the hilariously painful and painfully hilarious tales - in the vein of Rob Sheffield, Andy Cohen, and Paul Feig - of an outsider desperate to get in, of a misfit constantly changing shape, of a music geek who finally learns to accept himself. Structured around a mix of hits and deep cuts from the last four decades - from Bruce Springsteen's "Hungry Heart" and En Vogue's "Free Your Mind" to LCD Soundsystem's "Losing My Edge" and Bleachers' "I Wanna Get Better" - and punctuated with interludes like "So You've Had Your Heart Broken in the 1990s: A Playlist" and "Notes on (Jesse) Camp", this book is for anyone who's ever felt like a square peg, especially those who have found their place in the world around a band, an album, or a song. It's a laugh-out-loud funny, deeply nostalgic story about never fitting in, never giving up, and letting good music guide the way.

©2016 Dave Holmes (P)2016 Random House Audio

Narrator: Dave Holmes
Author: Dave Holmes
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
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Piano Lessons for Beginners

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Discover the Fun and Easy Way to Learn How to Play the Piano! Would you like to learn how to play the piano, but don’t know where to start?  If so - this audiobook is exactly for you! Learning to play the piano can seem like a pretty big challenge for a beginner. What should be the right body posture? How should you place your wrist on a piano? How can you differentiate notes, octaves, and scales? All of those questions makes the task of learning how to play the piano really overwhelming.  If you are clueless about playing the piano, or want to sharpen your piano skills - this book is exactly for you!  In this outstanding book, you will learn to play the piano in a fun, fast and easy way on your own, discover what should be the most important thing you should practice on, learn how to remember the keys of a piano keyboard, what are sharps and flats, how to form basic and major chords, how to play chords in root position, how to play common and advanced chords, how to read notes on the bass and treble clef quarter, half and whole notes and much more!  What are the benefits of playing the piano? It sharpens your concentration skills It improves your brain structure and helps you to rewire your brain It improves school grades of kids  It helps you to relax your mind, which will further improve your productivity It is beneficial for those who suffer from cardiac complications and respiratory diseases  It improves dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and motor skills  I don't know music theory. Is this book for me? Yes! Learning how to play the piano is a skill you can practice, and music theory can compliment it. However, it is not mandatory to master music theory in order to learn how to play the piano.

©2019 Lewis Gray (P)2019 Lewis Gray

Narrator: Andy Parrish
Author: Lewis Gray
Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
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Are We All Right?

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Are We All Right? details a number of things that are wrong in our society in America and how we need to make changes to fix the problems. The lyrics point up problems with crime, junkies, gangs, homelessness, bank fraud, insurance rates, oil spills, forest destruction, and global warming that have been getting worse over the last few decades. The song and this book are a kind of rallying cry or call to action about the many problems we need to fix today. As the song describes, it’s important to act quickly. We literally have to change the game. We need new rules, since otherwise, we seem to be heading to a certain disaster. This song is like an anthem to call attention to the problems we face, so we can do something to fix them before it’s too late. For example, the first verse begins: "We've got crime in the streets. We've got junkies down the hall. We've got homeless in the doorways, panhandlers on the mall. And the chorus starts this way: "But we're all right. We're all right. Yeah, that's what they tell us. Now we're all right." I hope this song and book will help you see that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Thus, we have to be proactive in seeking change, from making changes in your own life to reaching out to others in power to ask them to work for change. Let this song and book serve as a battle cry to make a positive difference - now! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Gini Graham Scott (P)2020 Gini Graham Scott

Narrator: Barry Watson
Length: 7 mins
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Pop Star Goddesses

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A compendium of 40 incredible female pop stars whose energies, virtues, and vices make them the ideal role models for our age - powerful women who can teach us all how to discover our own inner goddess. We are living in the age of the music goddess: Beyoncé. Lady Gaga. Taylor Swift. Katy Perry. Britney. Nicki Minaj. Cardi B. Pink. Madonna. Rihanna. Gwen Stefani. Alicia Keys. Kelly Clarkson.  Never before have so many women dominated their industry and pop culture itself with such creativity, passion, and force. Visionary and ferociously talented, these women are reshaping our society and our lives. In this stunningly designed compendium, Jennifer Armstrong offers an intimate, up-close look at 40 of pop music’s most revered goddesses, analyzing their performances, songs, videos, interviews, social media, activism, and personal lives to illuminate their significance for both critics and fans.  These divas post astounding album sales, enjoy millions of radio plays, YouTube views, and social media followings, and sell out stadiums. While we are awed and inspired by their success, we worship them for so much more. Beyoncé’s work ethic. Nicki Minaj’s no-bull---t attitude. Taylor Swift’s relatability. Pink’s sense of social justice. Jennifer Lopez’s transformation from “Jenny from the block” to fashion icon. Each of these goddesses speaks to us in her own unique way. Beyoncé is our superhuman alter ego; Britney is our survival instinct. Armstrong pairs each pop star goddess with a corresponding goddess from ancient cultures, and offers advice on how to invoke the pop star goddess’s energy in your own life, providing journal prompts and a Power Song List that allows you harness the power of a particular pop goddess’s energy when you need it. Filled with information, advice, insights, and playlists, Pop Star Goddess will help you tune in and turn on your own divine energy. The Pop Star Goddesses are: Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, M.I.A., Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Carla Bruni, Pink, JLo, Kesha, Rihanna, Janelle Monae, Gwen Stephani, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry, Demi Lovato, Jennifer Hudson, Mariah Carey, Adele, Missy Elliott, Shakira, Solange, Miranda Lambert, Celine Dion, Sia, Queen Latifah, SZA, Kacey Musgraves, Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera, Laura Jane Grace, Ariana Grande, Carly Rae Jepsen.

©2020 Jennifer Armstrong (P)2020 HarperAudio

Narrator: Lisa Negron
Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
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Lecciones De Teclado [Keyboard Lessons]

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Felicitaciones por comprar un libro tan bueno. Un libro de buena calidad lo ayudará a lo largo de su vida. Puede encontrar muchos libros para aprender en línea con el teclado, pero probablemente nunca encontrará un libro completo como este que le enseñe todo de principio a fin. Simplemente siguiendo este libro sin un maestro, obtendrá una idea completa de cómo tocar el teclado.   Los capítulos del libro han sido investigados para que pueda comenzar fácilmente como novato. El libro está estructurado en ocho capítulos, y aprenderá paso a paso por sí mismo, lo que le ahorrará tiempo y dinero. Cada sección importante tiene las imágenes necesarias que te ayudarán mucho a aprender temas difíciles fácilmente.  El capítulo uno analiza todos los teclados, como las teclas del teclado, sus tipos y beneficios. Las teclas del teclado y las marcas famosas de teclado también se han discutido en este capítulo. Al pasar por este capítulo, conocerá todos los conceptos básicos sobre los teclados y sus elementos.  El segundo capítulo se centra en cómo puede comenzar. Una vez que complete el capítulo uno a fondo, puede acelerar su viaje desde el capítulo dos. Luego aprende todo sobre la teoría musical en el Capítulo tres. El capítulo cuatro presenta ideas sobre la propia hoja musical y cómo funciona realmente.  Los capítulos cinco y seis son los más importantes. Estos dos capítulos discuten los dos componentes principales del aprendizaje del teclado en escalas detalladas y acordes. El capítulo cinco es práctico y es hora de comenzar a practicar. El capítulo siete discute el concepto superior para que un novato pueda aprender lecciones de teclado completas. Además, se dan algunas pautas y consejos para que uno pueda aprender rápidamente a tocar el teclado de manera efectiva.  Finalmente, este libro lo guiará como un tutor práctico para enseñarle lecciones de teclado de la A a la Z y de principiante a nivel avanzado. PLEASE NOTE: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2020 Sublime Studio (P)2020 Sublime Studio

Narrator: Emmanuel Anyay
Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Practice Less, Play More

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If you're a self-taught guitarist wanting to play songs without spending all your time practicing, this may be the most important audiobook to which you ever listen.... This isn't one of those “practice until your fingers bleed“ or “cram confusing theory into your mind” type of guitar instruction guides. There are plenty of those available (i.e. practice scales and exercises for hours per day and feel guilty if you don’t). When you approach practice like that, you have a lot of “stuff” to practice, but you usually have no real music to show for it, ending up with what I call mountain climber syndrome. You feel like eventually, your hard work is going to pay off, everything will come together, and you’ll finally be able to play songs. Why not play songs right away instead? This audiobook shows you: How to get songs to performance quality no matter what level you're starting at You should practice guitar parts over and over until you master them, right? Wrong! (Find out why in chapter seven) How to create a practice routine you enjoy and can actually stick to (even if you have a super busy schedule) When the best time to practice is for long-lasting results Five ways to cut your practice time in half and virtually guarantee you make progress each time you pick up your guitar What to think about while you're playing songs (the answer may surprise you) How to reduce the amount of mistakes you make and exactly what to do when you make one (most beginners are doing the opposite!) One practice method you should never use if you want rapid results on guitar Say good-bye to guessing what to practice next and finally build a playlist of songs you're proud to play on guitar!

©2019 Rockstar Mind (P)2019 Rockstar Mind

Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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West Coast Invasion

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The Beatles shed some light and personal insights in these fantastic and previously unreleased interviews from 1964-66, at the height of Beatlemania. Featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison.

©2017 One Media iP LTD (P)2017 One Media iP LTD

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Guitar Fretboard: The Simple Method to Memorize the Fretboard

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Master the art of playing guitar. Are you taking your first steps into the world of guitar? You started practicing, but you are struggling to remember the location of the notes? Don’t worry, this guide will show you the easy way to learn all of that. The ability to recall the location of the notes is a skill that will greatly benefit your learning process. That is why you should memorize the fretboard. It may seem intimidating at first, but with this guide, you will memorize the fretboard in no time. That way you will have an easier time when learning new notes or when you improvise. It will help you accentuate and create melodic changes within your chords and solos. You will have a better grasp on scales as you learn the different kinds. You will gain the ability to break free from standard open and barre chords. It will open the way for you to locate more diverse and intricate chord voicings. You will sound just like a professional guitar player. Here is what this incredible guide will offer you: Conquer the basics of musical notes: Learn the basics of musical notes. Build a strong foundation. With a strong foundation, it will be easier to upgrade it later. Get to know the fretboard and open strings: Familiarize yourself with the fretboard and its inlays. Discover the open strings and their benefits. Open strings are mnemonic devices that will help you to easily memorize musical elements. Guide and exercises for fretboard memorization: Discover the specialized exercises that will allow you to memorize fretboard in no time. These exercises are designed for beginners, so you won’t have a hard time doing them.

©2020 Guitar Nation (P)2020 Guitar Nation

Narrator: D.F. Forte
Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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Lecciones de teclado [Keyboard Lessons]

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¿Estás buscando un libro que te ayude a aprender los conceptos básicos del teclado y cómo tocarlo? ¿Sabías que el teclado es uno de los instrumentos más versátiles y tolerantes? ¿Está buscando una manera de aprender y comprender el teclado correctamente y tocarlo bien? Si la respuesta a cualquiera de las preguntas anteriores es sí, entonces está en el lugar correcto.  El teclado es un excelente instrumento que puede ayudarlo a tocar, practicar y componer música. Es portátil, melodioso y fácil de aprender. Mucha gente lucha en las etapas iniciales de aprendizaje debido a la falta de información y poca o ninguna práctica.  Este libro cubrirá todo lo que necesita para comenzar. Los consejos, trucos y estrategias mencionados en este libro lo guiarán cuidadosamente. En este libro, aprenderá sobre:  Una breve historia del teclado  Varios tipos de teclados  Conceptos básicos de la teoría de la música Cómo tocar acordes Cómo comprar su primer teclado  Cómo cuidar su teclado  Para facilitarle todo, este libro ha sido escrito de una manera sencilla y fácil de seguir. Los tutoriales son simples y vienen con muchos trucos. Si desea obtener más información sobre cómo tocar el teclado, haga clic en el botón Comprar ahora y obtenga una copia de este libro hoy mismo. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 

©2020 Sublime Studio (P)2020 Sublime Studio

Narrator: Emmanuel Anyay
Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
Available on Audible
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The Good News Gospel Songbook

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The Good News Gospel Songbook features 21 gospel songs that are designed to inspire with their messages about having love, hope, and faith. Some are also just fun songs about different ways to gain success and happiness in life through having faith. The audiobook includes the lyrics, an illustrations, and a link to the recording on YouTube for each song, so the listener can hear the recording, and even sing along with the lyrics. The illustrations feature the cover image for each song. All of the recordings are distributed through SongTradr to major music retail outlets, including iTunes, Spotify, TikTok, Twitch, Network TV, and others. The audiobook is designed so listeners will not only enjoy listening to the songs themselves, but can bring them to others in their church and community, so they can enjoy and sing them together.  The songs that featured in this audiobook include these, organized into these five categories: "Having Faith and Seeing God Everywhere I Can See God Everywhere", "I’m Waking Up to Jesus", "Standing Up for Jesus", "I’m Having a Blast with Jesus", "I Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven", "Heaven’s Gate", "Traveling to Get to God", "I'm on My Way to God", "I’m Making a Straight Line to Jesus", "I’d Love to Take a Rocket Up to Jesus", "I’m on an Elevator to God", "Traffic Jam on the Way to Heaven", "I Feel Like I’m Going in Circles," "Lord", "Gaining Success Through Faith", "I’m Building My Wealth with Jesus", "I’m Banking on You, Jesus", "Finding Friendship and Help", "I’ve Got a Friend in Jesus", "With God by My Side There’s Hope", "The Road to Redemption", "Lord Throw Me a Line", "Don’t Give Up on Me Lord", and "Is Satan in the Ballpark?" Gini Graham Scott, PhD, is a writer, publisher, and film producer, who has published over 200 books, 50 for traditional publishers and 150 for her own company Changemakers Publishing, specializing in books on self-help, popular business, and social issues. She also writes, reviews, and ghostwrites books and scripts for clients. She has written and executive-produced 10 feature films, documentaries, and TV series. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Gini Graham Scott (P)2021 Gini Graham Scott

Narrator: Jack Mittler
Length: 41 mins
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Egyptian Musical Instruments

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This audiobook presents the major ancient Egyptian musical instruments, their ranges, and playing techniques. The book consists of five chapters: Chapter one - The Wealth of Instruments - will cover the general characteristics of Egyptian instruments as well the major components of the musical orchestra Chapter two - Stringed Instruments - will cover various ancient Egyptian stringed instruments such as lyres, trigonon (zither), and harps, including playing techniques: harps - playing techniques; the all-encompassing capacities of ancient string instruments with neck such as the short-necked lute, the long-necked Egyptian guitars, and bowed instruments (kamanga, rababa). Chapter three - Wind Instruments - will cover the end-blown flute, transverse flute, pan flute, single reed pipe (clarinet), double pipe, double clarinet, double oboe, arghool, and others like bagpipe and organ), as well as horns/trumpets. Chapter four - Percussion Instruments - will cover the membranophone instruments such as drums and tambourines; and the nonmembranophone (idiophone) instruments such as percussion sticks, clappers, sistrums/sistra, cymbals, castanets, bells (chimes), xylophone, and glockenspiel and human parts (hands, fingers, thighs, feet, etc). Chapter five - The Musical Performance - will cover the significance and roles of the fingers and their knuckles in producing and directing musical performances as well as the varied methods for maintaining the rhythmic timing/tempo, including the use of syllables.

©2004, 2017, 2018 Moustafa Gadalla (P)2020 Moustafa Gadalla

Narrator: Susie Hennessy
Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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Keyboard Lessons

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A good book on learning to play the keyboard will help you throughout your life. You may find many books for keyboard learning online, but you will probably never find a complete book like this one that will teach you everything from beginning to end. By just listening to this audiobook, and without a teacher, you will get a full sense of how to play the keyboard. The book's chapters have been researched so that you can get started easily as a newbie. The book is structured into eight chapters, and you will learn, step by step, by yourself, which will save you time and money. Each important section has the necessary pictures that will help you a lot to learn difficult topics easily. Chapter one discusses all keyboards, such as the keyboard keys, types, and benefits. Famous keyboard brands have been discussed in this chapter, as well. Going through this chapter, you'll come to know all the basics regarding the keyboards and its elements. The second chapter focuses on how you can get started. Once you complete chapter one thoroughly, you can accelerate your journey from chapter two. Then, learn all about the musical theory in chapter three. Chapter four introduces ideas on the musical sheet itself and how it actually works. Chapters five and six are the most important. These two chapters discuss the two main components of keyboard learning in detail: scales and chords. Chapter five is practical and that's when it’s time to get started practicing.  Chapter seven discusses the advanced concepts so that a newbie can learn full-fledged keyboard lessons. In addition, some guidelines and tips are given so that one can quickly learn to play the keyboard effectively. Finally, this audiobook will guide you like a hands-on tutor to teach you keyboard lessons from A to Z and from beginner to advanced level. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Sublime Studio (P)2020 Sublime Studio

Narrator: Dave Wright
Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
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Get Tusked

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In this behind-the-scenes look at the making of Fleetwood Mac's epic, platinum-selling double album, Tusk, producers and engineers Ken Caillat and Hernan Rojas tell their stories of spending a year with the band in their new million-dollar studio trying to follow up Rumours, the biggest rock album of the time. Following their massive success, the band continued its infamous soap opera when its musical leader and guitarist, Lindsey Buckingham, threatened to quit if he didn't get things his way, resulting in clashes not only with his band but especially Caillat, who had been essential to the band's Grammy-winning sound.  Hernan Rojas's story recounts a young man who leaves Chile after General Pinochet's coup to seek his future in the music industry of Los Angeles, where he finds success at one of the hottest studios in town. When Fleetwood Mac arrives, Rojas falls in love with its star singer, Stevie Nicks, and the two of them become romantically involved. Throughout the book, both Caillat and Rojas detail not only the trials and sacrifices they made to finish the album, but also triumphs of musical inspiration and technical innovation that have made Tusk the darling of music critics and indie rockers today.

©2019 Rowman & Littlefield (P)2019 Rowman & Littlefield

Narrator: Sheree Wichard
Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
Available on Audible
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The Wake Up Call

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The Wake Up Call: Financial Inspiration Learned from 4:44 + A Step by Step Guide on How to Implement Each Financial Principle is a book designed to teach African Americans how to manage money more effectively and how to build generational wealth. Jay-Z's 4:44 is the blueprint to bridging the wealth gap and solving economic inequalities for African Americans! Through deciphering all of the financial concepts delivered within the album, listeners will be taught about: How to build credit to use as leverage How to spend money wisely Cooperative economics and how to start a business Creating multiple streams of income How to invest money in order for it to grow How to pass down wealth to the next generation

©2017 Ash Cash (P)2017 1Brick Publishing

Narrator: Ash Cash
Author: Ash Cash
Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
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Songs of the Gurus

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The Sikh religion was founded by Guru Nanak (1469-1539), who drew upon the teachings of Muslim, Sufis, and Hindu Bhaktas. In its purest form Sikhism is about unity, simplicity, equality, and surrender (to God) and the verses of the Sikh Gurus - most of them included in the Granth Sahib - articulate this beautifully. This elegant edition contains a selection of verses from the Guru Granth Sahib and other sacred texts like Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Vairagmayi Bani and the Dasam Granth of Guru Gobind Singh. Brilliantly translated by Khushwant Singh, these moving mystical hymns retain the immediacy and the lyricism of the originals. 

©2008 Khushwant Singh (P)2018 Random House Audio

Narrator: Deo Haldar
Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
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How to Write a Complete Song from A to Z in a Day for Beginners

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Learn how to write a complete song for beginners from A to Z. You’re about to discover how to effectively write a professional song by using basic tools and simple rules of songwriting with less stress and easy-to-follow guidelines.  Here is a preview of what you'll learn: How to capture your ideas How to create a raw beat How to find your tempo How to dig into your imagination How to complete a whole song with only a few ideas How to structure a song How to find vocal note variations How to make your draft look professional Much, much more! Download your copy today! 

©2019 Tammy Jones (P)2018 Tammy Jones

Narrator: Amber Girardin
Author: Tammy Jones
Length: 46 mins
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Acoustic Guitar for Beginners

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Discover how you can be playing your first songs on your acoustic guitar by this time next week!  Do you want to learn to play acoustic guitar? Do you want to have fun while doing so? Do you want to do so in a practical way, without all of the boring theory?  If only I had these kind of books when I was learning guitar.  Don’t get me wrong now, guitar is my greatest passion. However, it wasn’t always like that for me.  When I was learning, it was all about learning the boring stuff first: theory…chords…more theory…more chords.  Now, I’m not saying those things don’t have a place (I actually teach the essential chords inside). I’m just saying at first, playing guitar should be fun! I saw so many people leave the classes I was attending and had so many friends just quit because it was "boring" and "not worth my time".  I don’t want the same fate for you, which is why I created a practical guide to learning to play acoustic guitar, with the focus on playing and having fun.  So, it’s time to get started. Here’s what you’ll discover inside: The only chords you need to know to be playing your first song within seven days (potentially even less)  The easiest way to tune your guitar (An alien visiting Earth could do this!)  Two principles and laws that will revolutionize how you practice forever  Five tips every beginner should know if they want to fulfill their potential as a guitarist  Why playing even five minutes every day is much more effective than one hour every week How to set your playing goals and find a practice routine that suits your needs  The bare essentials of musical notes and sheets so you can focus your time one the fun stuff! One simple, yet wildly effective, strategy for shifting between chords as a complete newbie And that is barely scratching the surface!  So, if you wan an easy-to-follow and fun guide to learning how to play guitar, scroll up and click "Add to Cart". PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 James Haywire (P)2020 James Haywire

Narrator: Bryce Denton
Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
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Piano Lessons for Beginners: 4 in 1

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Topics like scales, arpeggios, and chromatic scales have been explained in such a way that you can understand these complex things easily. But what makes this book the most comprehensive one? It includes memorizing techniques, a brief history of piano, and short biographies of greatest pianists of all time. Another great thing about this book is that you can start playing chords almost instantly after listening to the very first chapter. Are you still thinking about the long, boring hours of memorizing theories? Learning to play piano chords still seems like a pretty big challenge? Have you tried before using another method or book and unfortunately it didn’t work? Just put those negative thoughts behind you and buy this book now to start playing your very first song today! We’ll provide you a strategy by which someone looking to learn this musical instrument can learn quickly and efficiently. If you are looking to become a pianist, then this audiobook is for you. It is written in simple and concise language; there is no obscure wording that gets in the way of your understanding. This is a must-have for people who are passionate about learning to play the piano, either for themselves or as accompanists. It is also an excellent tool for expert piano players who are looking to learn a thing or two about the history of their beloved instrument, as well as to refresh their memories about chords. In all, you can be sure that this audiobook will set you up on the path toward becoming a great pianist. As long as you are willing to put in the work required and practice everything that is taught in the book, making beautiful music is in your future. Learn the basic terms used in music, like tone, semitone, degrees, sharps, flats, arpeggios, and key signatures. Develop proper posture and fingering technique. Teach yourself to play the basic musical scales in all 12 keys. Learn and apply a wealth of information on chords and where and when to play them.

©2020 Triumph Studio (P)2020 Triumph Studio

Narrator: William Bahl
Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
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Guitar for Beginners

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If you're new to the guitar and want to be playing your first song in seven days or less, then keep reading.... Do you want to learn to play the guitar? Do you want to do it in a fun and practical way? Do you want to be playing your first song by this time next week (or earlier)?  Now, learning the "boring" parts like music theory and all the chords certainly has its place. However, as a beginner, what we want to do is play music, not theorize about it. That's why I'm so passionate about writing these books to help aspiring guitarists not go through the same boring fate I did.  But once you fall in love with playing and realize just how amazing playing your first full songs, your first solo, or your all-time favorite song is, you will be a lot more motivated to sit down and learn the theory. But, as a beginner, you have no idea of the feeling playing can give you, so what you need first is that playing experience! Oh, and you don't need to worry. This isn't a 24/7 all-work, no-play program. Yes, you'll need to spend some time practicing, but it's the 21st century. We have very busy lives, and I made all of the practices and learning as streamlined as possible for you! Here’s a sliver of what you’ll discover inside: The seven must-know chords for any new guitarist (without all the fluff)  The three things you’ll want to know before buying a new guitar (includes a complete buying guide)  A proven guide to schedule your time to maximize your results (We don’t all have endless time to practice, unfortunately)  The most common beginner problems and how to actually fix them  Videos and extra resources that will supercharge your progress The two tips that could prevent you from wasting hours getting nowhere with your practice The three tips for preparing for your first song And that is a tiny fraction of what you’re getting! So, if you want a fun and practical way to actually learn guitar without all the boring and mind-numbing parts, scroll up and click “Buy Now". PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 James Haywire (P)2020 James Haywire

Narrator: Tony Howell
Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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"An artist should not be troubled by the indifference of his contemporaries. He should go on working and say all that he is predestined to say. He should know that posterity alone can deliver a true and just verdict." So said Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and posterity has delivered its verdict. His music is glorious, uplifting, soulful, umourous and wonderfully melodic. Thchaikovsky regarded usic as something to be savoured and shared, and he worked hard and long to that end. This programme reveals much of his troubled life and times and presents many extracts from his marvellous music.

©1977 Kenneth Allen (P)1977 Ivan & Inge Berg

Length: 59 mins
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Piano Lessons: Cut Out the Fluff, Start Playing the Piano & Reading Music Theory Right Away

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The complete learning experience of professional piano lessons. Have you always wanted to play the piano, but didn't know where to start? Maybe you never got the chance as a kid? Or maybe you haven't played the piano in years and are looking for a refresher?  Well then look no further because this book is perfect for you...  Traditionally, piano lessons have been very boring. They often leave people frustrated and feeling like they’re not learning quickly enough.  Stop burning through your time and start the real playing with this book. It's practically impossible to fail and far less expensive than private piano lessons (full size piano not required!) . The lessons build on skills one by one and what is unique is that each lesson includes bonus videos to really guarantee you learn everything you need to play the piano. It’s like having a teacher in the room with you, but you set the pace.   In this book you will discover:  Essential music theory and glossary of terms Finger exercises (we all need them) Identify all the piano notes Easily form or play original melodies Play songs - from very simple to complex exclusive videos to complete the learning experience   Chord formulas - how to form chords  Play by ear or reading music (it’s easier this way) And much, much more... Imagine being able to sit at the piano and play beautiful, entertaining music. The joy and reward that playing the piano brings is unmatched.  So if you're ready to start playing the piano, then listen to this book! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2020 Tommy Swindali (P)2020 Tommy Swindali

Narrator: Joseph Turner
Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
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The Life and Works of Franz Liszt

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The life of Franz Liszt was as daring and spectacular as his music. Famed throughout Europe as the greatest pianist of the 19th century, he was one of the most original and prophetic composers who ever lived. Beautiful in youth, glowering in age, his high-profile love affairs were the talk of the town wherever he went and his generosity to young musicians was legendary. In this account of his epic life, actors’ readings combine with plentiful musical excerpts to paint a living portrait of a highly complex man. The greatest surprise in this audio-biography of Franz Liszt is that, despite his reputation as a lion of the keyboard and one of the hugely popular superstars of his era, he was, in fact, a steady personality. As Jeremy Siepmann shows, for all Liszt’s pyrotechnics on the keyboard, and itinerant life, he did not succumb uninhibitedly to the temptations of his environment. There existed a deeply reflective strain within him, which is why and how he eventually transformed his public persona from the fabulous virtuoso to Abbé Liszt - as can be experienced in the readings from his letters and memories by Neville Jason.

©2003 Naxos AudioBooks (P)2003 Naxos AudioBooks

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On Bowie

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From the New York Times best-selling author of Love Is a Mix Tape, a thoughtful and loving meditation on the life of the late David Bowie that explores his creative legacy and the enduring and mutual connection he enjoyed with his fans. Innovative. Pioneering. Brave. Until his death in January 2016, David Bowie created art that not only pushed boundaries but helped fans understand themselves and view the world from fantastic new perspectives. When the shocking news of his death on January 10, 2016, broke, the outpouring of grief and adulation was immediate and ongoing. Fans around the world and across generations paid homage to this brilliant, innovate, ever evolving artist who both shaped and embodied our times. In this concise and penetrating book, highly regarded Rolling Stone critic, best-selling author, and lifelong Bowie fan Rob Sheffield shares his own feelings about the passing of this icon and explains why Bowie's death has elicited such an unprecedented emotional outpouring from so many lives.

©2016 Rob Sheffield (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: Tristan Morris
Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
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Guitar Lessons for Beginners

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I wrote this book after a long experience of teaching students on how to play the guitar. The primary reason why I decided to share this knowledge into writing is to help total beginners to understand the instrument differently. My goal is to teach and make the student feel inspired to play music. The guitar is the best thing that occurred in my life. It will be the best thing that will happen in your life too and you will live to thank the inventors of this stringed musical instrument.  The knowledge and motivation I acquired while studying this instrument was indeed remarkable and resourceful that my knowledge and experience that I applied in this book will be helpful for you to commit exclusively. This book includes my own experiences, how to play popular songs, lessons on different musical aspects, and resources on how to become a genius guitarist.  I am confident that by listening to this book, it will bring out the musician in you. Perhaps you might even choose to become a part-time or a full-time guitarist. I want to wish you the best as you go on through the journey of “guitaring” experience. All the best!  Welcome and enjoy!

©2019 Triumph Studio (P)2019 Triumph Studio

Narrator: Scott Walton
Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
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Guitar Scales for Beginners

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Guitar Scales for Beginners: Here’s the perfect guide if you want to become a guitar pro and play solos effortlessly! Would you like to: Take your guitar playing to the next level? Be better at improvisation and playing solos? Enhance your creativity through music theory? If you are just entering into the world of guitar, it is likely that you’ve heard a thing or two about scales. Unfortunately, many new guitarists shudder when they hear the word scale. Music theory can certainly seem intimidating if you don’t know where to start!  This book will help you understand that learning scales is not difficult or tedious. In fact, scales can be tons of fun if you know how to use them to make music. Plus, scales help guitarists build strength, technique, and hand coordination. Knowing scales will also allow you to play solo and improvise with ease! Here’s what this audiobook can teach you: Guitar scales 101: what they are, how to practice, and why it’s so important that you learn scales (hint: creativity and improvisation) Understanding the fretboard: how to identify the fretboard’s numbered frets and learn musical notes and their names on the fretboard, plus the chromatic scale Intervals and keys: understanding what an interval is with examples from many different popular songs and with exercises that will help you finally get the right keys The most important scales and modes: learning how to play major and minor scales, learning different patterns and positions, plus the pentatonic scale and exotic scales (oriental, Japanese, Hungarian, etc.) Practice makes perfect: ascending and descending exercises, how to practice on one string, tricks for changing direction, how to use nursery rhymes and singing to get better at scales, and tips and tricks for improvisation If you’re ready to take your guitar playing to a new creative and professional level, it’s time to learn the scales! This book is a perfect guide for beginners. You will learn everything you need to know in a simple and practical way! So, scroll up, click on “Buy Now”, and get the audiobook! 

©2020 Guitar Nation (P)2020 Guitar Nation

Narrator: D.F. Forte
Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Financial Freedom: My Only Hope

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Many people work hard all their lives scrimping and saving in order to achieve the American dream of financial freedom. The unfortunate reality, however, is that success is fleeting, and debt, loss, and corruption are all too common. Whether unemployed, underemployed, or still trying to climb the corporate ladder, we’re all plagued by money worries - unless we’re in the one percent. The truth is that we’re all players in the "game of money". Only those who know how to watch the game, identify the levels, and bend the rules can gain the upper hand. In this easy-to-follow guide, you’ll discover how the economic deck is stacked and how to use proven strategies to turn the game in your favor. You’ll need to review the basic structure of banks and the overall financial system before progressing to formulas that will bolster your personal finances. Many believe finding their revenue niche is the answer. It’s not! This text exposes that myth and reveals the multiple streams of income - ordinary, portfolio, and passive - necessary for economic mobility. Learn how to take on new business ventures like an entrepreneur and protect your assets like a multimillionaire. Master the game, and finally achieve long-lasting wealth!

©2018 Jeremiah J. Brown (P)2018 Jeremiah J. Brown

Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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Appetite for Self-Destruction

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For the first time, Appetite for Self-Destruction recounts the story of the precipitous rise and fall of the recording industry over the past three decades, when the incredible success of the CD turned the music business into one of the most glamorous, high-profile industries in the world - and the advent of file sharing brought it to its knees. In a comprehensive, fast-paced account full of larger-than-life personalities, Rolling Stone contributing editor Steve Knopper shows that, after the incredible wealth and excess of the '80s and '90s, Sony, Warner, and the other big players brought about their own downfall through years of denial and bad decisions in the face of dramatic advances in technology. Based on interviews with more than 200 music industry sources - from Warner Music chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. to renegade Napster creator Shawn Fanning - Knopper is the first to offer such a detailed and sweeping contemporary history of the industry's wild ride through the past three decades. From the birth of the compact disc, through the explosion of CD sales in the '80s and '90s, the emergence of Napster, and the secret talks that led to iTunes, to the current collapse of the industry as CD sales plummet, Knopper takes us inside the boardrooms, recording studios, private estates, garage computer labs, company jets, corporate infighting, and secret deals of the big names and behind-the-scenes players who made it all happen.

©2009 Steve Knopper (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Dan John Miller
Length: 11 hrs
Available on Audible
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Elvis Presley Quiz Book

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Are you a true Elvis Presley fan? Have you picked up lots of little known facts about Elvis over the years? Then, the time has now come to put your knowledge to the test with this enjoyable quiz about one of the most successful musicians of all time. This Elvis Presley quiz book contains 101 informative and entertaining questions - all with multiple choice answers. Some of the questions are easy, and some more challenging, and they are all designed to test your knowledge of Elvis's long and successful musical career - and teach you a new fact or two! Elvis Presley is one of the most talented and most successful musicians of all time, so let's find out about Elvis Presley. How much do you know? This is a must-have for all true Elvis fans, wherever you live in the world, so get this audiobook now.

©2020 Glowworm Press (P)2020 Glowworm Press

Narrator: Jerry Wright
Author: Colin Carter
Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
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Scary Monsters and Super Freaks

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Mike Sager is to drugs, porn, and crimes of desperate delusion what Dominic Dunne is to the society murder. In addition to his long-classic Rolling Stone story "The Devil and John Holmes" (which helped inspire the Val Kilmer film Wonderland) and his groundbreaking GQ piece about murdered Irish investigative reporter Veronica Guerin (also the subject of a major film starring Cate Blanchett), Scary Monsters and Super Freaks is a wonderful rogue's gallery of up-close pieces about the most public failures of the American dream. From Rick James and his drug-fueled detour into white slavery to the life and suicide of porn starlet Savannah, from deep inside the beating of Rodney King and the Heaven's Gate cult suicides to Chuck Berry's sexual predilections, this book brings to high-profile true crime a highly identifiable voice and style. Currently Esquire's Writer-at-Large, Sager takes us along for the ride with a raft of other figures including the late NWA Rapper Easy E. Winner, the FBI agent who fell in love with his informant, and the highest ranking DEA agent to be busted for drug trafficking. This is a brilliant debut collection by one of America's most respected and stylish crime writers.

©2003 Mike Sager, Copyright 2012 by Mike Sager (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: George Orlando
Author: Mike Sager
Length: 19 hrs and 26 mins
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The Sick Bag Song

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The Sick Bag Song chronicles Cave's journey with his band, the Bad Seeds, on a 22-day North American tour. Inspired by John Berryman's Dream Songs, it is an epic exploration of inspiration, creativity, loss, love and death. The book blends poetry, lyrics, memories, musings, flights of fancy and journal entries. The Sick Bag Song began life scribbled onto airline sick bags acquired during the internal flights taken by Cave during the tour. To some degree a companion piece to his feature doc 20,000 Days on Earth, The Sick Bag Song further explores and develops the mystique of Nick Cave.

©2016 Nick Cave (P)2016 Canongate Books Ltd

Narrator: Nick Cave
Author: Nick Cave
Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
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How to Improve Your Singing Voice Without Taking Singing Lessons

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How to Improve Your Singing Voice Without Taking Singing Lessons by Logan Foster. Sound interesting? The author thinks so too! Listen to How to Improve Your Singing Voice Without Taking Singing Lessons and learn about singing.

©2020 Logan Foster (P)2020 Logan Foster

Narrator: Doby Daenger
Author: Logan Foster
Length: 5 mins
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Harmonica

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The harmonica is one of the easiest instruments to play; it sounds really amazing and can be used for a wide range of musical styles. This portable instrument allows you to make music anywhere - on your way to work, school, at the beach, or with your friends. The complete beginners guide has been made to show you everything you need to know from the first time you get a harmonica. With this wonderful book, you will get a thorough harmonic guide on how to play and maintain your harmonica. This guide will also show you the various types and brands of the harmonica. It will also show you how harmonica works. You will learn the various harmonica techniques, including how to bend on both inhales and exhales. This is your chance to learn how to make music the exciting and fun way. Get your copy today by scrolling up and clicking "Buy" today to master this wonderful instrument.

©2019 Irvin Harris (P)2020 Irvin Harris

Narrator: Trevor Clinger
Author: Irvin Harris
Length: 18 mins
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Piano + Music Theory

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This is a complete learning experience of professional piano lessons and explainer videos by a trained piano teacher. Grab your chance to own this two-book bundle about learning to play the piano for beginners or refreshing the advanced. Including: Piano lessons: Cut out the fluff, and start playing the piano right away - for beginners or refreshing the advanced Piano music theory: swiftly learn the piano and music theory essentials, and save big on months of private lessons Traditionally, piano lessons can be boring and require a fixed time. And most books are either too complex or boring. This often leaves people frustrated and feeling like giving up. Instead, this book explains the essentials in an easy to understand way. The lessons build on skills one by one, plus bonus videos to really guarantee you learn everything you need to play the piano. It’s like having a teacher in the room with you! By the end of this book, you will be able to understand the core concepts of playing piano and reading and composing music. Stop burning through your time, and start the real piano playing with this book. (Full-size piano not required!) Inside you will discover: Essential music theory and glossary of terms Piano charts, cheat sheets, and diagrams (learn faster and easier) Exclusive videos to complete the learning experience The four elements of music explained (melody, harmony, rhythm, dynamics) Easy piano hacks from the grand masters (Chopin and Beethoven) Piano chords - instantly sound like a pro (master the basics and construct any chord) Songwriting 101 - write songs and melodies to match your lyrics or emotions And much, much more... Your journey towards music success starts here. So if you're ready to start playing the piano, then listen to this book. Please note: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2020 Tommy Swindali (P)2020 Tommy Swindali

Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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A Little Devil in America

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A stirring meditation on Black performance in America from the New York Times best-selling author of Go Ahead in the Rain “Whether heralding unsung entertainers or reexamining legends, Hanif Abdurraqib weaves together gorgeous essays that reveal the resilience, heartbreak, and joy within Black performance. I read this book breathlessly.” (Brit Bennett, author of The Vanishing Half) At the March on Washington in 1963, Josephine Baker was 57 years old, well beyond her most prolific days. But in her speech she was in a mood to consider her life, her legacy, her departure from the country she was now triumphantly returning to.  “I was a devil in other countries, and I was a little devil in America, too,” she told the crowd.  Inspired by these few words, Hanif Abdurraqib has written a profound and lasting reflection on how Black performance is inextricably woven into the fabric of American culture. Each moment in every performance he examines - whether it’s the 27 seconds in “Gimme Shelter” in which Merry Clayton wails the words “rape, murder”. a schoolyard fistfight, a dance marathon, or the instant in a game of spades right after the cards are dealt - has layers of resonance in Black and white cultures, the politics of American empire, and Abdurraqib’s own personal history of love, grief, and performance. Abdurraqib writes prose brimming with jubilation and pain, infused with the lyricism and rhythm of the musicians he loves. With care and generosity, he explains the poignancy of performances big and small, each one feeling intensely familiar and vital, both timeless and desperately urgent. Filled with sharp insight, humor, and heart, A Little Devil in America exalts the Black performance that unfolds in specific moments in time and space - from midcentury Paris to the moon, and back down again to a cramped living room in Columbus, Ohio.

©2020 Hanif Abdurraqib (P)2020 Random House Audio

Narrator: JD Jackson
Length: 10 hrs
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Songwriting Secrets - 2 Books in 1

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Songwriting Secrets - 2 Books in 1: The Definitive Guide to Discover the Secrets of Songwriting, Write the Perfect Lyrics and Boost Your Career In this book, the author teaches you everything you need to know to learn how to write and sing a song. If you want to know the types of voices and how to control your vocality then Songwriting Secrets is the perfect book for you.  Here it is what you will find inside:   How to write and sing a song  How to improve your vocality  Learn how to manage your vocals  Write the perfect lyrics  ...and much more!   Don't lose time anymore! Scroll the page and press the buy button!  

©2020 Calvin Carter (P)2020 Calvin Carter

Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
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Songs of America

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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER •  A celebration of American history through the music that helped to shape a nation, by Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham and music superstar Tim McGraw “Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw form an irresistible duo - connecting us to music as an unsung force in our nation's history.” (Doris Kearns Goodwin) Through all the years of strife and triumph, America has been shaped not just by our elected leaders and our formal politics but also by our music - by the lyrics, performers, and instrumentals that have helped to carry us through the dark days and to celebrate the bright ones. From “The Star-Spangled Banner” to “Born in the USA”, Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw take listeners on a moving and insightful journey through eras in American history and the songs and performers that inspired us. Meacham chronicles our history, exploring the stories behind the songs, and Tim McGraw reflects on them as an artist and performer. Their perspectives combine to create a unique view of the role music has played in uniting and shaping a nation.  Beginning with the battle hymns of the revolution, and taking us through songs from the defining events of the Civil War, the fight for women’s suffrage, the two world wars, the Great Depression, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and into the 21st century, Meacham and McGraw explore the songs that defined generations, and the cultural and political climates that produced them. Listeners will discover the power of music in the lives of figures such as Harriet Tubman, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, Jr., and will learn more about some of our most beloved musicians and performers, including Marian Anderson, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, Carole King, Bruce Springsteen, and more. Songs of America explores both famous songs and lesser-known ones, expanding our understanding of the scope of American music and lending deeper meaning to the historical context of such songs as “My Country, ’Tis of Thee”, “God Bless America”, “Over There”, “We Shall Overcome”, and “Blowin’ in the Wind”. As Quincy Jones says, Meacham and McGraw have “convened a concert in Songs of America”, one that reminds us of who we are, where we’ve been, and what we, at our best, can be. 

©2019 Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw (P)2019 Random House Audio

Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Guitar Fretboard

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If you want to learn all the notes on the fretboard in as little as one day in a practical and fun manner, then keep reading... Sick of not knowing what notes you're playing? Want to understand how notes are arranged on the fretboard? Want to communicate those amazing ideas in your head into written format to other musicians (or your band mates, even)? If you answered "yes" to even one of those questions, then you’ve come to the right place. We notice a lot of musicians who can’t even name the note or sequence they just played. This is like being a professional footballer without knowing the names of the positions on the pitch! Don’t become one of those guitarists who try to learn the theory without actually understanding the fretboard. That’s why I decided to come up this practical guide to learning the fretboard to help people finally learn the fretboard in as little as one day, in a way that is actually enjoyable. The fretboard will no longer seem daunting to you! But why does the fretboard even matter and why should you even buy this book? Well, here’s a sample of what you’ll discover inside: The exact process of learning the fretboard, broken down into an easy-to-digest, step-by-step format An easy-to-follow approach that will give even complete beginners a simple path to fast results The essential theory behind each concept for those who actually need it Proven memory techniques to supercharge your learning ability (you can apply this to anything you learn, by the way) Over 27 fun exercises and tips to help maximize your results, even if you’ve never picked up a guitar before Diagrams to help aid the learning process and maximize your learning potential The exact process to help you memorize the fretboard in 24 hours or less (your peers will be impressed) And that is barely scratching the surface. So, if you want to maximize your potential as a musician by learning the fretboard in one day or less, then scroll up and click on the "buy now" button. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 James Haywire (P)2020 James Haywire

Narrator: Tony Howell
Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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Music Theory

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Learn Music Theory in One Week or Less! Are you interested in music, but don't know where to start? Do you secretly wish to become a respectful musician in your industry? Would you like to create mind-blowing melodies and creative songs? In this outstanding audiobook, you will learn music theory in the most effective, educational, and successful way! No matter if you're a complete beginner, have no previous musical knowledge, or struggling to create nice music - this book will be the only guide on music theory you'll ever need. Here's what you can find inside: Learn how to read music using proven techniques Understand the symbols and the notes of a music score Learn octaves, pitch, tempo, and scales Discover how you can write amazing melodies, even if you have no experience And much, much more! Learn from a professional musician, an incredible instructor and a flowing narrator who will guide you from your first attempt. You can't go wrong! All the tools you need to learn music theory are inside this comprehensive audiobook, and the entire book is written for inexperienced people, so you can get good fast and most importantly - have fun! Who this audiobook is for: Anyone who is ready to learn music and looking for a beginner-friendly guide People who have some musical experience and want to sharpen their skills People who want to master music, become the best musicians, and even teach others! I have no musical background. Is this book for me? Yes! No matter if you're completely new to music or even have some sort of experience, this book will help you to understand music theory and sharpen the skills you already possess What instruments can I play with the help of this book? From piano to guitar, electronic or symphony, any style of music can be learned with this book and get your competent. Buy now and get this amazing crash course!

©2019 Lewis Gray (P)2020 Lewis Gray

Narrator: Andy Parrish
Author: Lewis Gray
Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
Available on Audible
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Acoustic Guitar

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To become a good guitarist means that you need to know at least some basics of the music theory. Now, you will know even more than just the basics terms! But before we start uncovering the secrets of music, we would like to point out a few things about practicing and its importance. Firstly, we would like to point out that the amount of time will not help you improve unless you have a good plan and a clear goal. You need to combine these two things to achieve the level of playing that you aim for.  Every fine musician nurtures its skills; he or she develops them patiently and uses patterns that are both comprehensive and systematic. That is the best way to correct your flaws while keeping your virtuosity.

©2019 Franklin's Instruments (P)2019 Franklin's Instruments

Narrator: Peter Prova
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Music Business Skills for Musicians: Make Money from Music, Discover the Music Industry and Explode Your Music Career!

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If you're in the music business, read on.  Today you need to view yourself through the new rules of the music industry. Those who play by them will succeed. Gone are the old days where you would hope to get signed and then become a star (i.e., everything would be done for you). Do you wonder why other artists are getting breaks and you are not? Making it in the music industry isn't about catching that big break anymore. Getting your career off the ground can be a long and scary task. In this cutting-edge book Tommy Swindali maps out everything you need to know and provides you with the tools necessary to get to where you want to be. The tools are yours to use, but only if you want it bad enough. Find out why you should run your music career like a business. Then allow me to simplify that process and walk you through all the steps that the professionals take. You don’t want to be another tired and broke artist forced to get a job you hate. Do yourself a favor, whether you are an active or aspiring musician, or an aspiring music manager or agent - this book is perfect for you. In this book you will discover:  What to look for when making a deal Understand the importance of streaming and subscription Discover the new rules of the music industry with "360 degree" deals Connect with the right people who will help you to the next level Multiply your income forever with music licensing How to get signed and have a&rs chasing you The secrets to using funding Develop your brand and make a good first impression Monetizing your music And much, much more So if you want to go somewhere big with your music and/or learn the music business, click add to cart.

©2019 Tommy Swindali (P)2019 Tommy Swindali

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Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
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The History of Classical Music

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From Gregorian Chant to Henryk Gorecki, the first living classical composer to get into the pop album charts, here is the fascinating story of over a thousand years of Western classical music and the composers who have sought to express in music the deepest of human feelings and emotions. Polyphony, sonata form, serial music - many musical expressions are also explained - with the text illustrated by performances from some of the most highly praised recordings of recent years.

©1997 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd. (P)1997 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.

Narrator: Robert Powell
Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Ring of the Nibelung: Opera Explained

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Wagner’s Ring cycle is the most ambitious work in the history of music: four operas that combine to tell a single epic story. Based in legend, it has become a legend in its own right: a supreme challenge for conductors, singers, opera producers, and indeed for audiences. But for all its grandeur and complexity, The Ring is far more accessible than many music lovers think. This audiobook guide explains the basics of the plot, profiles the leading characters, and shows how Wagner’s revolutionary music adds fascinating layers of meaning and psychological insight, as well as providing some of the most stirring and intoxicating moments in the entire operatic repertoire.

©2007 Naxos AudioBooks (P)2007 Naxos AudioBooks

Narrator: Stephen Johnson
Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Music Theory Essentials

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Discover the easiest way to learn music theory and acquire the ability to master any musical instrument. Dear friend, Would you like to be able to play any musical instrument with confidence and sound like a professional musician? Would you like to unlock the secrets of notes, music scales, keys, and chords and become an expert in rhythm and melody? If you do, then this is the perfect book for you. And don't worry if you don't know anything about music theory - the most important thing is that you are willing to learn. This book is specifically designed for beginners that have no prior knowledge of music theory. Most of the "beginner's guides" you can find on the market are too boring or too complicated. This book is written in a simple and easy to digest manner, so you'll easily absorb all needed knowledge and become an incredible musician in no time. What you can find inside this beginner's guide: Basic concepts revolving around music Universals of music theory The benefits of knowing music theory Music theory is the study of what music is, how it is done, how it is organized, and how and why it can affect us. Musicians, such as pianists, guitarists, drummers, oboe players, or vocalists, study music theory to understand what various instruments (or voices) are capable of doing and not doing, to learn and memorize pieces of music faster, and to be able to improvise more easily and effectively. Here is what you'll learn: How to read music sheets How to read rhythm, key, and time signatures. How to create music with ease If you want to quickly and easily learn music theory, then all you have to do is take this book in your hands and follow the lessons and guides. With this book, you'll master music theory in no time! So what are you waiting for?

©2020 Barton Press (P)2020 Barton Press

Author: Barton Press
Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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Respect Yourself

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The story of Stax Records unfolds like a Greek tragedy. A white brother and sister build a record company that becomes a monument to racial harmony in 1960’s segregated south Memphis. Their success is startling, and Stax soon defines an international sound. Then, after losses both business and personal, the siblings part, and the brother allies with a visionary African-American partner. Under integrated leadership, Stax explodes as a national player until, Icarus-like, they fall from great heights to a tragic demise. Everything is lost, and the sanctuary that flourished is ripped from the ground. A generation later, Stax is rebuilt brick by brick to once again bring music and opportunity to the people of Memphis. Set in the world of 1960s and '70s soul music, Respect Yourself is a story of epic heroes in a shady industry. It’s about music and musicians - Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Wilson Pickett, the Staple Singers, and Booker T. and the M.G.’s, Stax’s interracial house band. It’s about a small independent company’s struggle to survive in a business world of burgeoning conglomerates. And always at the center of the story is Memphis, Tennessee, an explosive city struggling through heated, divisive years. Told by one of our leading music chroniclers, Respect Yourself brings to life this treasured cultural institution and the city that created it.

©2013 Robert Gordon (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Length: 17 hrs and 54 mins
Available on Audible
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The Ultimate Guide to Guitar Music Theory

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Have you always wanted to play the guitar but haven't been able to find an approach that works for you? This book was written by Lawrence Powell, a piano/guitar teacher who received awards for his unique and effective approach to both adults and children. In his 17 years, Lawrence devised an approach to teaching that helped his students play music at a higher level than other guitar students at the same level. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Lawrence Powell (P)2020 Lawrence Powell

Narrator: Sean Ahern
Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
Available on Audible
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Music Theory for Beginners: Discover How to Read Music at Any Age and Start Having Fun With Your Guitar, Piano, or Any Other Instrument

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Find your unique voice with the art of musical expression. Are you curious about music and want to know how it is created? Do you love music and want to learn its foundation and begin a hobby or career as a musician? Have you ever had problems learning music theory or have you thought it was not necessary, boring or too difficult to learn? Are you tired of books that promise everything while delivering nothing? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, keep reading. Music is a calling. Any great musician will tell you that it is an inseparable part of him/herself. But in order to practice it, you need to first learn to read and understand it. Sadly, some people do not commit themselves to the discipline and give up. Very few things are quite as exquisite as music. Music is the language of the soul and used to create symphonic poetry. It gives a voice to your personality so you can vibrantly communicate it with the world. But like any language, music needs to be learned before you can speak it. This book will be your constant companion to help you get started quickly even if you’re a complete beginner and know nothing about music theory. It will make you aware of your personal style and guide you from the ground up. Here’s a preview of this amazing book, and what else you’ll learn: A concise and clear teaching method for beginners What is music theory, and how you can uniquely develop as a musician by adopting it to suit your peculiar style An introduction to the philosophy of music, and what are the elements that comprise music theory Understanding the distinction between whether music is an art of a science, and what role does notation and timing have to play in it Know why is the staff important to explore the full capability of your musical instrument Get to know the nuances within intervals, scales and modes to help characterize your music How the major and minor keys can help you create a wide spectrum of musical notes and truly explore the art of your personal expression Varying patterns designed to help anyone learn music A bonus exercise book with over 25 exercises Self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter to guide you And much more... Whether you have decided to pursue music as a hobby or career or are thinking about it, it is the best investment you will ever make with your passion and time. Music will not only beautify your life but will also allow you to artfully express yourself and captivate the imagination of others. This book is absolutely practical, fluid, and will show you how to do it and give you the tools and techniques you need to shine and delight your audiences.  This book will inspire you to launch a brilliant passion as an aspiring musician. So, scroll up and click the “Buy Now” button and let’s get you started! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Roy Maxwell (P)2020 Roy Maxwell

Narrator: John William
Author: Roy Maxwell
Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Memphis Boys: The Story of American Studios

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Memphis Boys chronicles the story of the rhythm section at Chips Moman's American Studios from 1964, when the group began working together, until 1972, when Moman shut down the studio and moved the entire operation to Atlanta. Utilizing extensive interviews with Moman and the group, as well as additional comments from the songwriters, sound engineers, and office staff, author Roben Jones creates a collective biography combined with a business history and a critical analysis of important recordings. She reveals how the personalities of the core group meshed, how they regarded newcomers, and how their personal and musical philosophies blended with Moman's vision to create timeless music based on themes of suffering and sorrow.

Recording sessions with Elvis Presley, the Gentrys, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, the Box Tops, Joe Tex, Neil Diamond, B. J. Thomas, Dionne Warwick, and many others come alive in this book. Jones provides the stories behind memorable songs composed by group writers, such as "The Letter", "Dark End of the Street", "Do Right Woman", "Breakfast in Bed", and "You Were Always on My Mind". Featuring personal profiles and a suggested listening section, Memphis Boys details a significant phase of American music and the impact of one studio.

The book is published by University Press of Mississippi.

©2010 University Press of Mississippi (P)2018 Redwood Audiobooks

Author: Roben Jones
Length: 33 hrs and 22 mins
Available on Audible
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The Mechanism of the Human Voice

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We are living in an age which is singularly poor in fine voices, both male and female, and with regard to the tenors of the present time there is this additional misfortune, that, as a rule, their voices do not last, but are often worn out in a very few years; in many instances while their owners are still under training, and before they have had an opportunity of making their appearance in public. If we remember that there was a time when most beautiful and highly cultivated voices were so plentiful that even in comparatively small towns there were to be found Opera Companies consisting of excellent singers, we may well ask ourselves how this remarkable change for the worse has come about.  People have attempted to account for it in various ways. Up to the middle of the last century women were forbidden by Ecclesiastical Law to take part in church music. The voices of boys being available only for a very short time, means were taken to prevent their voices from breaking, and thus a class of male soprani and contralti was created, who made their first appearance in Rome in the beginning of the 17th century, and to these singers the education of the female voices was soon almost exclusively entrusted.  In the middle of the last century, however, when women were permitted to participate in church music, there was no longer any occasion to procure artificial female voices, and these singers gradually died out, though there were still some of them living and teaching in the beginning of the present century. 

©1880 Emil Behnke (P)2020 Sekta

Narrator: Douglas Woolley
Author: Behnke Emil
Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
Available on Audible
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How to Start a Rock Band

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If you have any plans of putting up your own rock band, then check out this How to Start a Rock Band guide. In this step-by-step guide, you'll enjoy the following benefits: Learn to choose the genre and search for band members. Discover organizational issues. Learn how to choose instrument sound and equipment. How to start searching for a place for your band rehearsals. Learn more about distortion of side effects. Get tips on steps to popularity and fame. Be able to organize and start rehearsals. Get tips on how to hold your first performance And much more! Click "Buy Now "to get it now!

©2018 HowExpert (P)2018 HowExpert

Narrator: Graham King
Length: 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Revolver

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Acquired wisdom has always put Sgt. Pepper at the head of the class, but it was Revolver that truly signaled The Beatles' sea change from a functional band to a studio-based ensemble. These changes began before Rubber Soul but came to fruition on Revolver, which took an astonishing 300 hours to produce, far more than any rock record before it. The making of Revolver - hunkered down in Abbey Road with George Martin - is in itself a great Beatles story but would be nothing if the results weren't so impactful. More than even Sgt. Pepper and Pet Sounds, Revolver fed directly into the rock 'n' roll zeitgeist, and its influence could be heard everywhere: from the psychedelic San Francisco sound (Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead); to the first wave of post-blues hard rock (Sabbath, Zeppelin); through movie soundtracks and pretty much everything that followed it - including every generation of guitar-based pop music and even heavy metal. More than any record before or after, Revolver was the game-changer, and this is, finally, the detailed telling of its storied recording and enormous impact.  Winner of the 2013 ARSC Award for Best Research in Recorded Rock Music: Best History.

©2012 Robert Rodriguez (P)2021 Tantor

Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Guitar Fretboard and Scales for Beginners

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Introducing how you can master scales and become the best guitarist you can be and how you can memorize the fretboard in just one day. Scales can often be the most frustrating part of a guitarist's journey and learning the fretboard is no easy feat, either! To start with, many guitarists cannot even name the note they just played, despite being awesome players. To me, this is a clear blind spot and learning the fretboard should be an essential part of any guitarist's journey. So, that explains the need for that. And we all know how tough mastering scales can be, knowing what patterns to learn, actually making music out of these patterns. However, actually learning these scales can be the creative breakthrough one needs. Therefore, it’s clear to see the essential nature of this process! So, what have I done to help? Firstly, I’ve outlined exactly how you can learn the fretboard in just one day (or even less if you’re truly gifted) with a step-by-step approach that even an alien visiting Earth who knew nothing about guitars could easily follow. In terms of scales, I have also developed a method to help you learn your first scale, and once you learn one, the rest of the scales are your oyster as the saying goes! Here’s a sliver of what you’ll discover inside… An exact method to mastering your very first scale and how to use the same formula to master all scales going forward! How to create your very own fretboard map and use this to help you create awesome music! Eleven-plus exercises to get you playing (and having fun) immediately How to develop good practice habits that’ll supercharge your learning ability Twenty-seven-plus fun exercises and tips to help maximize your results even if you’ve never picked up a guitar before! The exact process to help you memorize the fretboard in 24 hours or less (Your peers will be impressed….) And so much more! So, if you want to master scales and memorize the fretboard while having fun at the same time, then scroll up and click "add to cart". PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 James Haywire (P)2020 James Haywire

Narrator: Tony Howell
Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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The Art of Is

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A critically acclaimed musician and teacher presents a guide to the dynamics of improvisation. It's easy to assume that Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous and endlessly influential "I Have a Dream" speech was scripted beforehand, vetted by others, written, and rewritten. It was not. Instead, it was given on the fly, when from the audience, singer Mahalia Jackson urged King off his prepared text. The result has inspired millions. The Art of Is contains breath-of-fresh-air thinking about how to cultivate the kind of game-changing creativity everyone seeks. Stephen Nachmanovitch shows exactly how the passion and immediacy of improvisation can be cultivated and how, in fact, we all improvise all the time - whether we are driving or deep in conversation. He explores ideas about being in the moment and reacting to people as they are, finding gold in unexpected distractions and roadblocks, and not only accepting, but also celebrating imperfections in everyday practices. This creative mindfulness also makes innovation the province not of solitary geniuses, but the result of engagement and interaction - and makes clear that improvising, creating, and innovating are only of value when rooted in an ethical and social foundation. The results, Nachmanovitch shows, foster meaningful change and invention - and may just ignite a dream.

©2019 Stephen Nachmanovitch (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Robertson Dean
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
Available on Audible
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Walk This Way

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Washington Post national arts reporter Geoff Edgers takes a deep dive into the story behind "Walk This Way", Aerosmith and Run-DMC's legendary, groundbreaking mashup that forever changed music. The early 1980s were an exciting time for music. Hair-metal bands were selling out stadiums, while clubs and house parties in New York City had spawned a new genre of music. At the time, though, hip-hop's reach was limited, an art form largely ignored by mainstream radio deejays and the rock-obsessed MTV network.  But in 1986, the music world was irrevocably changed when Run-DMC covered Aerosmith's hit "Walk This Way" in the first rock/hip-hop collaboration. Others had tried melding styles. This was different, as a pair of iconic arena rockers and the young kings of hip-hop shared a studio and started a revolution. The result: something totally new and instantly popular. Most importantly, "Walk This Way" would be the first rap song to be played on mainstream rock radio.  In Walk This Way, Geoff Edgers sets the scene for this unlikely union of rockers and MCs, a mashup that both revived Aerosmith and catapulted hip-hop into the mainstream. He tracks the paths of the main artists - Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Joseph "Run" Simmons, and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels - along with other major players on the scene across their lives and careers, illustrating the long road to the revolutionary marriage of rock and hip-hop.  Deeply researched and written in cinematic style, this music history is a must-hear for fans of hip-hop, rock, and everything in between.

©2019 Geoff Edgers (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Narrator: Geoff Edgers
Author: Geoff Edgers
Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Essential Chords and Scales for Guitar

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It took me years before I understood the basics of guitar! I could play and read tabs - but I didn't really understand what I was doing. It doesn't have to take you that long! You can learn the basics here in just a few minutes!  This book is here to make things simple! I'm going to break things down and make it so simple, that you’ll understand the basics of guitar theory from day one! How can this book do that? I'm sure you've heard people say: “If you want to be a real musician, you have to learn theory.” Well.... Wrong! You don't need to know all the theory in the world - you just need to know some very basic fundamentals! This book cuts out all the garbage and gives you a simplified, streamlined reference guide to everything you need to know to play about 90 percent of the most popular songs of all time! How much do I need to memorize? As much or as little as you need!  I know you have commitments, I get it - that's why I wrote this simple reference guide. This book has been designed with just the basics in mind, and you can turn to it any time for reference. (I've even included blank charts at the back so you can print off and write your own favourite chords down!) It doesn’t matter if you just started school, or are in your mid retirement years!  In Essential Chords and Scales, you’ll discover: A brief introduction to music theory The top secret guitar hack that will have you playing like a pro in no time! The essential chords that will help you play all your favourite songs. The most popular and essential scales and modes. Pentatonics, chromatics, jazz scales.... And much more. Most people buy a guitar and just look up their favorite song charts to learn to play songs, but have no idea how or why to play the chords as shown. You can get ahead so much faster if you learn a few basic fundamentals to carry you through 90 percent of musical situations! It really is that easy and simple! If you want to improve faster with a bullet proof reference guide and simple-to-understand music theory tutorial so you can impress your friends and family with your guitar skills, then scroll up, and click the “buy” button right now. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Nick Morrison (P)2021 Nick Morrison

Narrator: Nick Morrison
Length: 41 mins
Available on Audible
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The Ultimate Guide to Singing for a Living

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In this book you will be provided with the inspiration needed to take the next step to becoming a fabulous fully fledged performer in the competitive world of entertainment. Now, in its second edition, it's not just for those starting out, but it's the real insiders' guide to everything you need to know to reach the very top of your game. You will learn how to... Discover what kind of singer you are Stage confidence The tools of the trade, what equipment you need to get set up How to completely promote your act, get bookings direct, and work with agents The importance of looking after yourself, your health, and your fitness How to create your show and develop your persona and stage presence Accounts, finances, and commissions that you will need to pay Artist development, future progression, and ideas Equity, public liability insurance, and the legal stuff involved Create your own music video for zero cost Using Garageband to create and record your own songs And a whole lot more invaluable information! You will be given all the tools you need to make a real go of it and to step up to that stage brimming with confidence and the enjoyment that comes with your new vocation. The result is the hugely rewarding part that states "if you do something you love, you will never have to work a day in your life". Whether you want to be a great singer or entertainer, go for The X Factor/The Voice, start up as a hobby, or even give up your day job, then this book will tell you all you need to know to kick-start your performing career and not look back. For over 20 years, Andrea has been singing for a living, entertaining in the UK and abroad in various shows, to all kinds of venues and audiences. Her ambitions now include sharing her experience with today's generation.

©2015 Andrea McCormack (P)2017 Andrea McCormack & Louise McCance-Price

Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Flute for Beginners

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Have you ever wondered how to play the flute but were too afraid to try? Do you love the music it produces and want to learn to do it yourself? Maybe you’re already familiar with the flute, but want to improve your skills? Do you want some hints and tips to play your instrument better? If you said yes to any of these questions, then this book is for you!  Flute for Beginners is designed in a way that anyone can understand and offers insight into the many different aspects of playing the flute. From the basics to more advanced knowledge, techniques, and everything else in between, you will learn everything you need to know about playing the flute and becoming the musician you’ve dreamed of being.  In this audiobook, you will:  Learn the basic types of flutes and the best one for you. Discover how your body posture makes a difference in how you play. Explore how to improve your finger technique.  Find out how to read sheet music like a pro!  Master the art of vibrato and slur.  Discover how ear training will take your flute playing to the next level.  And so much more. In this book, you will find a treasure trove of information you may have never discovered until now. From the very basic techniques to dynamic tips and tricks, Flute for Beginners is the book you need to begin your flute playing journey.  Buy this book now to get started today. What are you waiting for?

©2020 David Bailey (P)2021 David Bailey

Narrator: William Bahl
Author: David Bailey
Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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So Many Roads: Englishtown, NJ, Sept 3, 1977

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In this excerpt from So Many Roads, Rolling Stone contributing editor David Browne chronicles one of the most conflicted years in the Dead's history—1977, when the band’s popularity soars thanks to a massive free concert, but Jerry Garcia begins to dabble in the hard drugs that would ultimately kill him.

©2015 Original Material by David Browne (P)2015 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

Narrator: Sean Runnette
Author: David Browne
Length: 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Come from Away: Welcome to the Rock

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Come from Away: Welcome to the Rock - a fully illustrated companion volume to the hit Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, featuring the book and lyrics for the first time in print, backstage stories and the real history behind the show's events, character design sketches, and songs that ended up on the cutting room floor. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Come from Away tells the remarkable true story of a small town that welcomed the world. On September 11, 2001, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in the provincial town of Gander, Newfoundland. The local residents opened their arms to the displaced visitors, offering food, shelter, and friendship. In the days that followed, cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.  Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock is the ultimate companion piece to Irene Sankoff and David Hein's smash-hit musical based on that extraordinary experience. Featuring the complete book and lyrics for the first time in print, a foreword by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and exclusive photos of the company and physical production, this essential companion also includes original interviews with passengers, Gander residents, and the actors who portray them. The narrative by theater historian Laurence Maslon details the events of that memorable and challenging week and also traces the musical's development from the 10-year reunion of residents and airline passengers in Gander, where the idea for the musical was born, to the global phenomenon it is today.  Come From Away: Welcome to the Rock gives an unprecedented look behind the curtain and demonstrates why the story has touched so many so deeply: because we come from everywhere, we all come from away. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Irene Sankoff and David Hein (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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Metalhead 101: A Quick Guide Sharing Real Life Lessons from The School of Hard Rock and Roll to Maximize Your Heavy Metal Experience from A to Z

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Metalhead 101 is a book designed to teach people new to the heavy metal genre how to fit in and have fun at metal concerts. Although the scene can seem intimidating and unwelcoming from the outside, its actually extremely friendly and accepting once you’re a part of it. Within this guide, you’ll find many metal concert dos and don’ts that you should adhere to while acclimating yourself to the world of the Metalheads. The book’s lessons include: How to Find the Best Metal Shows; How to Get Tickets for Metal Shows; Metalhead Fashion: What to Wear; What to Bring to a Metal Show and What to Leave at Home or in the Car; Know the Different Types of Metal Shows and the Etiquette for Each; Metal Mosh Pits for Beginners; and Metal Merch. Although the heavy metal genre isn’t really about following the rules, the above lessons will teach you how to behave when you’re just starting out as a Metalhead. If you pay close attention to every lesson and get out there and do your homework, then you’ll eventually be confident enough to define yourself within the most intense, fun, and friendly music scene in the world. About the Expert Sean is a lawyer and writer from Philadelphia who has been attending heavy metal concerts since the first time he heard Follow the Reaper by Children of Bodom over 10 years ago. Prior to that, he knew nothing about Metalheads or their incredible music, but he was fortunate enough to have some great teachers to introduce him to the scene. After attending at least one metal show per week for the last decade, Sean now considers himself a master Metalhead in his own right and hopes to pass his lessons along to newcomers to the greatest musical genre on Earth. HowExpert publishes quick "how to" guides on unique topics by everyday experts.

©2018 HowExpert (P)2019 HowExpert

Narrator: Daniel Helfgott
Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
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The Enduring Ancient Egyptian Musical System

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Discover the cosmic roots of Egyptian musical, vocal, and dancing rhythmic forms. Learn the fundamentals (theory and practice) of music in the typical Egyptian way: simple, coherent, and comprehensive. Review a detailed description of the major Egyptian musical instruments, playing techniques, functions, etc. Discover the Egyptian rhythmic practices in all aspects of their lives.  This book will make your heart sing. This expanded version of the book: The Enduring Ancient Egyptian Musical System is divided into seven parts containing a total of 22 chapters.  Part I: Prelude consists of one chapter: Chapter 1: The Egyptian Musical System will cover a quick background overview of the Egyptian musical system as evident in its archaeological findings.  Part II: The Harmony of the Spheres consists of four chapters - 2 through 5: Chapter 2: The Archetypal Cosmic Musical System will cover the basis and role of the harmony of the spheres in adopting the diatonic musical scale as the archetypal musical system. Chapter 3: Music All the Time (24 hours, seven days) will cover and explain the correlations between the hours of the days of the week and their corresponding musical notes. Chapter 4: Energizing the Diatonic Week will cover the natural musical scale, its two energy Centers, and the Egyptian Dorian D-scale. Chapter 5: The Harmonic Three Components will cover the primary basics of the Egyptian harmonic canon.  Part III: The Musical Notes consists of two chapters - 6 and 7: Chapter 6: The Derivatives of The Perfect Fifth will cover how the Perfect Fifth progression creates all harmonic musical notes; etc., Chapter 7: The Musical Measuring Unit  Part IV: The Egyptian Musical Composition Code consists of six chapters - 8 through 13: Chapter 8: The Musical Framework Varieties Chapter 9: Modes and Musical Structural Forms Chapter 10: The Musical Lyrics will cover the Egyptian vocal musical themes; tc Chapter 11: The Seamless Language of/and Music will cover the intimate relationship between the Egyptian alphabetical language and the musical system; etc., Chapter 12: The Musical Performance will cover the varied methods for maintaining the rhythmic timing/tempo. Chapter 13: The Egyptian Tonal Writing System  Part V: The Egyptian Musical Instruments consists of four chapters - 14 through 17: Chapter 14: The Wealth of Instruments will cover the general characteristics of Egyptian instruments as well the major components of the musical orchestra Chapter 15: Stringed Instruments Chapter 16: Wind Instruments Chapter 17: Percussion Instruments  Part VI: Maintaining the Heavenly Rhythms consists of four chapters - 18 through 21: Chapter 18: The Universal Harmony will cover the role of music in maintaining the universal balance; etc., Chapter 19: Rhythmic Dancing will cover the significance of dancing as well as dancing types and formations. Chapter 20: The Harmonic Practices will cover the profession of musicians in Ancient (and present-day) Egypt; the temple musical activities; the applications of music in the various public activities. Chapter 21: The Harmonic Sound Man will cover the application of music in the various stages of human lives - from cradle to grave. Part VII: Postlude consists of one chapter - 22: Chapter 22: And the Beat Goes On will cover the endurance of the Ancient Egyptian musical traditions into present times. Appendices A through E provide expansions on some topics that were discussed in the various chapters.

©2018, 2016 Moustafa Gadalla (P)2019 Moustafa Gadalla

Narrator: Susie Hennessy
Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
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The Tommy Roe Interview

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There are two pictures on Tommy Roe’s website of him with The Beatles. I glanced at them the night before this interview and then moved on, looking for ideas about what to ask the man behind such immortal 1960s bubblegum hits as “Sheila", “Dizzy”, and “Jam Up and Jelly Tight". The morning of the interview, I got to thinking about it some more. Those were some very young Beatles in those photo, gathered around behind Roe. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr are dressed alike in suits and ties, not unlike what they wore on the cover of their first album, Meet the Beatles. Hair is about the same length, too. So, I did a little more research, and this is the moment when my eyebrows shot up. Two days after The Beatles made their American debut, February 9, 1964, on The Ed Sullivan Show, they made their first-ever US concert appearance at the Washington Coliseum in Washington, DC. According to a website called PopHistoryDig.com, the opening acts on the bill were Jay and the Americans, The Righteous Brothers...and Tommy Roe. But wait, it gets better: The Beatles already knew Roe; they were one of the featured acts on his top-billed tour of the UK a year earlier! And they recorded a cover of his number one hit from 1962, “Sheila". Let me give you a quick overview of Tommy Roe’s success: He had his first number one with “Sheila", of course, and subsequently charted a number of songs on the Top 10, including “Everybody", “Sweet Pea”, and his biggest single, “Dizzy", which was number one in the US, UK, and Canada in 1969. And as much as I love that song, I’ve always had a special fondness for his other '69 hit, “Jam Up and Jelly Tight". Interview bonus: Listen for the moment when Tommy picks up up the guitar behind him and demonstrates how a few songs came together and plays the one hit he thinks got away from him!

©2014 Bob Andelman (P)2014 Bob Andelman

Author: Bob Andelman
Length: 47 mins
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Music Production Secrets

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In this audiobook, the author teaches you everything you need to know to become a top producer. If you want to know the types of productions and what the practical skills are, then Music Production Secrets is the perfect audiobook for you. Here it is what you will find inside: The theory Qualifications and training Branding, marketing, and sales Differences between the present and the past ...and much more! Don't lose time anymore!

©2020 Calvin Carter (P)2020 Calvin Carter

Narrator: Leigh Ann Haga
Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
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Guitar Lessons for Beginners

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To discover the magic of music, you have to learn a musical instrument. The guitar is one of the easiest musical instruments to learn. Guitar playing is an art that has existed since biblical times when shepherds used to play their lyres and harps while tending to their sheep. The Magic of Music If order exists in this world today, it is to a big extent because of music. There is mystique and magic in music. And it is so easy to learn because it is highly structured. By understanding the concepts of music, you enter realms unknown until now and delve into the wonderful, satisfying domain of music.  Ease of Use of the Guitar The guitar is an instrument organized to help the user learn music rapidly. The chord shapes are simple and highly versatile. You can use it without much musical knowledge and play all the songs you want to. In this audiobook, Guitar Lessons for Beginners, you learn these things: What guitar chords are and how to play them. Which guitar you must buy to play a particular style of music The scales in each genre And best of all, you’ll learn how to make music! Go ahead, get thius audiobook now. You are ready to enter the magical world of music and learn its mysteries.

©2020 Britannia Music Studio (P)2020 Britannia Music Studio

Narrator: Dave Wright
Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
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Mastering the Ukulele: Ukulele Techniques and Theory for Beginners - Second Edition

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It's Time to Learn the Ukulele the Right Way! This book is perfect for beginners. You will learn everything that you have to and would like to learn about the ukulele with the help of this book. We will start with the basic information about the ukulele - where it originated and what its parts are. We will progress into learning the different techniques and tips that will help you master the art of playing the ukulele and guarantee you the ability to play the ukulele effortlessly and beautifully. When you finish listening to this book, you will know how to strum the instrument properly and how to play it well. You will also learn how to choose the right ukulele as well as how to tune it so that it can emit the perfect beautiful sound. You will also learn the basic chords used in playing the ukulele so that you can play any song that you want to play and hear. Why should you buy this book? I will help you to pick the best ukulele for you You will be able to play all basic chords You will be able to teach ukulele to your child or relative You will know where to find tabs for all popular songs You'll be able to play a good amount of songs What will you learn in this book? Basic chords How to choose the right instrument How to strum properly The mentality of a ukulele player A few songs And many other facts and techniques

©2016 Robert Daudish (P)2016 Robert Daudish

Narrator: Bill Georato
Author: Miranda Crow
Length: 53 mins
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The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern

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A complete history of Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern, “the Birthplace of Canadian Rock,” to coincide with its seventieth anniversary. Like the Queen Street strip that has been its home for seven decades, the Horseshoe Tavern continues to evolve. It remains as relevant today as it did when Jack Starr founded the country music club on the site of a former blacksmith shop. From country and rockabilly to rock ‘n’ roll, punk, alt/country, and back to roots music, the venerable live music venue has evolved with the times and trends - always keeping pace with the music. Over its long history, the Horseshoe has seen a flood of talent pass through. From Willie Nelson to Loretta Lynn, Stompin’ Tom Connors to The Band, and Bryan Adams to the Tragically Hip, the Horseshoe has attracted premier acts from all eras of music. In The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, David McPherson captures the turbulent life of the bar, and of Canadian rock.

©2017 David McPherson (P)2020 Dundurn

Narrator: Jeff Woods
Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
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Lost or Forgotten Oldies, Volume 3

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How can you search for oldies you want to hear when you've forgotten them?  Radio doesn't play a lot of those oldies anymore, even though you would enjoy hearing them again. This audiobook offers you access to tales of more than 150 lost or forgotten oldies as well as history about the artists and their songs. Here are some examples of the music history and trivia you'll find in Lost or Forgotten Oldies, Volume 3: Doo-wop, country, R&B, instrumentals, and novelty records that made the top 40 but are now ignored by radio stations A singer who sold his share of a future successful group for only $100 A single that reached the UK chart 40 years after it was recorded A record that was on John Lennon's personal jukebox A song with lyrics sung to the tune of "Johnson says he'll load more hay" An artist who appeared on American bandstand playing the cowbell A song that references more than 20 songs by the Beatles An R&B group whose B side of a single won a Grammy for a country song A hit single that was a reflection on a Buddhist mantra A record that was a tribute to a man in a wheelchair raising money for charity A group that made a video with apes and monkeys smoking cigarettes A record created with an unknown singer dubbed over Madonna's vocals Buy the audiobook now and start reliving a past you almost completely forgot about!

©2020 Rembert N Parker (P)2020 Rembert N Parker

Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
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Chopin, o Poeta do Piano [Chopin, the Poet of the Piano]

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Neste audiolivro, o jornalista e crítico musical Irineu Franco Perpetuo conta a história, recheada de trechos musicais, de Fryderyk Chopin, compositor cuja vida foi marcada por turbulências políticas, em sua terra natal, a Polônia, e emocionais, como seu relacionamento frustrado com Maria Wodzinska e, mais tarde, seu envolvimento conturbado com Aurore Dudevant, escritora de personalidade polêmica, mais conhecida por seu pseudônimo George Sand. A obra de Chopin foi influenciada por grandes músicos, como Hummel, Paganini e John Field, além de Liszt, de quem Chopin foi amigo e admirador. Sua música é marcada por grande ousadia harmônica e linguagem refinada, com estilo voltado mais para a melodia e a dança que para o virtuosismo. Todas as suas peças incluem o piano como instrumento solista ou com papel de destaque e são consideradas hoje fundamentais em qualquer repertório desse instrumento. Mais que tudo, Chopin arrebatou mentes e corações. Suas inovações musicais surpreenderam os críticos mais exigentes, e o lirismo, a poesia e a profunda emotividade de sua arte encantaram - e ainda hoje encantam - leigos de todas as idades, épocas e nacionalidades. Irineu Franco Perpetuo escreve sobre música para a Folha de S. Paulo e a revista Concerto. Também atua como professor, dando cursos sobre diferentes aspectos e períodos da história da música na Casa do Saber. Please note: This audiobook is in Portuguese.

©2015 Irineu Franco Perpetuo (P)2012 Livro Falante

Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
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How to Memorize Music

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How to Memorize Music is the guide that will get you playing from memory fastest, without resorting to shortcuts and tricks that make your playing less musical. In this guide you will learn: A step-by-step, easy-to-follow process that will help you memorize your piece Tips on more secure and more musical playing Ways to make memorization easier before you start memorizing How your brain really works when you memorize The number-one source of difficulty for people new to memorizing music How to plan your practice time and memorize efficiently Different ways to test your memory Ways to improve your memorization of a piece you already know How to practice without actually practicing your instrument How to make sure your memory is solid before your performance day This guide breaks the memorization process down into four phases: Learning the piece before you memorize; starting to memorize; micro-memorization; and macro-memorization. Moving through these phases one by one, ensuring that you build a solid foundation before continuing, is the best way to memorize a piece of music. You will be able to memorize in a way that lets you play naturally and expressively, because you are confident in your knowledge of the notes.  It also explains a little bit of the psychology behind your memorization work, showing you how the process really works so that you will be able to adjust your practice according to your own abilities and goals. Get this audiobook now!

©2016 HowExpert (P)2017 HowExpert

Narrator: Troy Johnson
Length: 51 mins
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Piano Lessons for Beginners: A Comprehensive Guide of Tips and Tricks to Learn Best Ways of Using Piano Chords for Melodious Music

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Do you love the piano and hope to play it one day? Do you intend you learn the piano but need to understand the basics before you start your lessons? Do you want to learn piano chords? If your answer to any of these questions is "yes", then this is the perfect book for you.  This book is an excellent guide that features many different things related to the piano. In the beginning, a brief introductory chapter will help you understand the glorious history of the instrument and how the piano became so useful and versatile today. Appreciating a tool or an instrument is the first step toward learning it and becoming an expert in it. The main feature of this book is chords. It will help you learn about different types of chords and explain why they are so important. It also contains strategies that will help you learn this complex but rewarding instrument in a short period of time. If you want to become a pianist, this book is meant for you. The language in this book is simple, approachable, and easy-to-understand. Some of the concepts discussed in this book are difficult, especially for beginners, but the method of explanation makes these complex topics easy.   In the course of this book, you will learn: The history of the piano The basics of the piano and the different types of pianos Piano chords and music theory Strategies to get better at playing the piano  A brief look at the important terms regarding pianos  Simple finger exercises to avoid stress  Common mistakes to avoid while playing the piano  How to take care of your instrument Commonly asked questions about piano  And much more...  This book is meant for everyone, whether you are a beginner or an expert. Everyone can find something in it. It can help beginners learn new things, and experts revise their old knowledge. It may even help experienced players learn a few new tricks as well.   This book will help you move forward on the path to becoming an expert pianist. Just remember that this book alone will not help you; you need to practice all the strategies mentioned in this book because practice is as important as knowledge. Now is your chance to learn to make beautiful music!  Click on the "Buy Now" button and grab a copy of this book today!

©2020 Britannia Music Studio (P)2020 Britannia Music Studio

Narrator: Frank Block
Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
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Teaching Contemporary Singing

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Are you a singer who would like to be able to help others? Would you like to increase your contemporary voice teaching skills? Do you want a method to successfully identify and correct vocal issues with confidence? You love singing and want to share your gift with others, yet navigating the world of teaching voice and vocal coaching can be confusing and intimidating. There is a world of information out there, from methodology to voice science, but applying it in the teaching room can be a bewildering experience. Why does the voice sound like this? How can I fix this issue? What exercises should I choose?  Teaching Contemporary Singing has the answers to these and many other vocal questions. Written by celebrity voice teacher John Henny, Teaching Contemporary Singing gives you the method he has used to train hundreds of leading voice teachers around the world. This easy to understand guide will show you: The first teaching steps Theories of teaching The teaching triangle How the voice works What registration is Voice science Advanced teaching And more! Employing the revolutionary teaching triangle system, lessons are kept focused and non-intimidating so that you will quickly understand the techniques and be able to pass them on. From the first lesson, to more advanced ideas, Teaching Contemporary Singing, is perfect for anyone who has ever thought about teaching others to sing and expanding into teaching contemporary music such as musical theatre.

©2019 John Henny (P)2019 John Henny

Narrator: John Henny
Author: John Henny
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
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Making Money in Music: For the DIY Musician

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I will show you five passive-income sources and three active-income sources as an independent DIY musician. I will highlight passive- and active-income streams for independent musicians and recording artists. These are the way you can maximize your income and take advantage of the ways you can make money even if you weren't aware of it.

©2019 Lee Jones (P)2019 Sautnr Publishing

Narrator: Stuart Landell
Author: Lee Jones
Length: 10 mins
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The Lost Pianos of Siberia

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Siberia’s story is traditionally one of exiles, penal colonies, and unmarked graves. Yet there is another tale to tell.  Dotted throughout this remote land are pianos - grand instruments created during the boom years of the 19th century, as well as humble, Soviet-made uprights that found their way into equally modest homes. They tell the story of how, ever since entering Russian culture under the westernizing influence of Catherine the Great, piano music has run through the country like blood.  How these pianos traveled into this snow-bound wilderness in the first place is a testament to noble acts of fortitude by governors, adventurers, and exiles. Siberian pianos have accomplished extraordinary feats, from the instrument that Maria Volkonsky, wife of an exiled Decembrist revolutionary, used to spread music east of the Urals to those that brought reprieve to the Soviet Gulag. That these instruments might still exist in such a hostile landscape is remarkable. That they are still capable of making music in far-flung villages is nothing less than a miracle.  The Lost Pianos of Siberia is largely a story of music in this fascinating place, following Roberts on a three-year adventure as she tracks a number of different instruments to find one whose history is definitively Siberian. Her journey reveals a desolate land inhabited by wild tigers and deeply shaped by its dark history, yet one that is also profoundly beautiful - and peppered with pianos.

©2020 Sophy Roberts (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
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An Introduction to Classical German Composers Including Performances

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Explore the works of German classical composers. This book provides context before you listen to the piece and additional context afterwards. It’s an ideal way to familiarize yourself with the works of classical composers. This book focuses on German classical composers. The book includes the works of Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Strauss, Johannes Brahms, Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann, Wilhelm Richard Wagner, Georg Friedrich Handel, and Felix Mendelssohn. It's the ideal way to introduce yourself to German classical composers and understand the techniques they pioneered and how they helped shaped classical music up to this day. An audiobook offers an ideal format for this material, enabling you to both hear the context and then listen to the relevant pieces, creating a seamless, immersive experience for your classical education.

©2020 Anthony Lowski (P)2020 Oxted Press

Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
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The Symphony

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From its humble beginnings in the 17th-century Italian opera overture and the Baroque ripieno concerto, the symphony has evolved into one of the longest lived, and perhaps the most expressively inclusive, genres of instrumental music. Along the way, it has embraced nearly every trend to be found in Western concert music. In this series of twenty-four 45-minute lectures, Professor Greenberg guides you on a survey of the symphony. You'll listen to selections from the greatest symphonies by many of the greatest composers of the past 300 years. You'll also hear selections from some overlooked works that, undeservedly, have been forgotten by contemporary audiences. Your tour of the symphony includes an examination of how the simultaneous development of the orchestra and the opera were crucial to the birth of the symphony as a genre; a look at the earliest true symphonies that were exponents of the galant style that emerged in the period between the High Baroque and Viennese Classicism; an exploration of Haydn and Mozart, the titans of the Classical age; the sublime and iconoclastic Beethoven and his Fifth Symphony; a study of Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, which combined the extreme emotions and drama of the opera house with an explicit, intimately autobiographical narrative; and national developments in France, Russia, Vienna, Bohemia, Scandinavia, America, and Great Britain. The course concludes with an investigation of Dmitri Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony, which became, in Professor Greenberg's words, "a model for what the new, post-Stalin Soviet music might aspire to be-a more personally expressive, less explicitly programmatic work, one that both engaged and challenged its listeners." PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2004 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2004 The Great Courses

Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
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All Shook Up

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The birth of rock 'n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy - one critic called it "musical riots put to a switchblade beat" - but if it generated much sound and fury, what, if anything, did it signify? As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock 'n roll--and the outraged reception to it - in fact can tell us a lot about the values of the United States in the 1950s, a decade that saw a great struggle for the control of popular culture. Altschuler shows, in particular, how rock's "switchblade beat" opened up wide fissures in American society along the fault-lines of family, sexuality, and race. For instance, the birth of rock coincided with the Civil Rights movement and brought "race music" into many white homes for the first time. Elvis freely credited blacks with originating the music he sang and some of the great early rockers were African American, most notably, Little Richard and Chuck Berry. In addition, rock celebrated romance and sex, rattled the reticent by pushing sexuality into the public arena, and mocked deferred gratification and the obsession with work of men in gray flannel suits. And it delighted in the separate world of the teenager and deepened the divide between the generations, helping teenagers differentiate themselves from others. Altschuler includes vivid biographical sketches of the great rock 'n rollers, including Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Buddy Holly - plus their white-bread doppelgangers such as Pat Boone. Rock 'n roll seemed to be everywhere during the decade, exhilarating, influential, and an outrage to those Americans intent on wishing away all forms of dissent and conflict. As vibrant as the music itself, All Shook Up reveals how rock 'n roll challenged and changed American culture and laid the foundation for the social upheaval of the sixties.The “Pivotal Moments in American History” series seeks to unite the old and the new history, combining the insights and techniques of recent historiography with the power of traditional narrative. Each title has a strong narrative arc with drama, irony, suspense, and – most importantly – great characters who embody the human dimension of historical events. The general editors of “Pivotal Moments” are not just historians; they are popular writers themselves, and, in two cases, Pulitzer Prize winners: David Hackett Fischer, James M. McPherson, and David Greenberg. We hope you like your American History served up with verve, wit, and an eye for the telling detail!

©2003 Glenn C. Altschuler (P)2010 Audible, Inc

Narrator: Jack Garrett
Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
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A History of Heavy Metal

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Based on the "absolutely hilarious" (Neil Gaiman) stand-up show. The history of heavy metal brings us extraordinary stories of larger-than-life characters living to excess, from the household names of Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Iron Maiden and Metallica to the brutal notoriety of the underground Norwegian black metal scene and the New Wave of British heavy metal. It is the story of a worldwide network of rabid fans escaping everyday mundanity through music, of cutthroat corporate arseholes ripping off those fans and the bands they worship to line their pockets. The expansive pantheon of heavy metal musicians includes junkies, Satanists and murderers, born-again Christians and teetotallers, stadium-touring billionaires and toilet-circuit journeymen. Award-winning comedian and lifelong heavy metal obsessive Andrew O'Neill has performed his History of Heavy Metal comedy show to a huge range of audiences, from the teenage metalheads of Download festival to the broadsheet-reading theatregoers of the Edinburgh Fringe. Now, in his first book, he takes us on his own very personal and hilarious journey through the history of the music, the subculture and the characters who shaped this most misunderstood genre of music.

©2017 Andrew O'Neill (P)2017 Headline Audiobooks

Narrator: Andrew O'Neill
Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
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Acoustic Guitar: Step by Step Lessons Created for Beginners to Learn Acoustic Guitar

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Acoustic Guitar: Step by Step Lessons Created for Beginners to Learn Acoustic Guitar is an in-depth guide specially made for budding guitar owners looking to start playing some catchy tunes. Learn the parts of the guitar, how to read guitar tabs, and how to tune your guitar with ease! This audiobook will assist you greatly in learning the chords and should aid you in positioning the guitar so you can play comfortably. Level up your beginner guitar skills and use what you learned from the audiobook to play all of your favorite songs or make up your own. With your own creativity and this audiobook, you will be surprised just how enjoyable your string instrument friend can be. Get this audiobook and find out now! 

©2019 Franklin's Instruments (P)2019 Franklin's Instruments

Narrator: Peter Prova
Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
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Guitar Lessons for Beginners

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This is a crash course for beginners in all things guitar. Whether you've just bought your first guitar yesterday or have had one for a while but never knew how to actually use it, it doesn't matter. This audiobook will explain everything there is to know - from what to practice, how to schedule your practice sessions, what type of guitar pick you should buy - you’ll find everything you need here. Initially, we'll start you off with a quick introduction to the history of modern music and a quick guide to the basics of guitars and strings. It will definitely come in handy when you're buying anything guitar-related. Having covered that, we'll start on a journey through principles of music theory, notes, and scales, all supplemented by real-life examples. In addition, you'll also be learning about triads, the basics of building chords, and more than 20 basic chords, barre chords, and power chords. The book will also guide you through practicing different strumming and picking patterns, as well as playing several popular songs. All in all, it is the comprehensive guide for any beginner wishing to become a better guitarist while also building a solid foundation in music theory. Click the "buy now" button to get started on your way to being an awesome guitar player.

©2020 Britannia Music Studio (P)2020 Britannia Music Studio

Narrator: Frank Block
Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
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Le cerveau et la musique

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Un son, une note, une mélodie et voilà…le cerveau en effervescence. Mais pourquoi certains airs arrivent-ils à nous tirer des larmes, à nous donner la chair de poule, à nous enthousiasmer ou à nous faire danser? Pourquoi sommes-nous touchés par les symphonies de Beethoven, par les performances vocales de Céline Dion, par les reels endiablés de Ti-Jean Carignan ou encore par les concerts d’Arcade Fire?  Bien sûr, tout commence par l’oreille. Les ondes sonores produites par un piano, une flûte ou un violon s’y engouffrent et sont transformées en influx nerveux pour rejoindre diverses régions du cerveau.  Journaliste scientifique aguerri, Michel Rochon nous entraîne dans une exploration fascinante du cerveau musical. Il nous révèle les plus récentes découvertes en intelligence artificielle, en neuropsychologie, en linguistique et même en mathématiques qui nous font comprendre autrement les harmonies sonores. Nous ne sommes d’ailleurs pas au bout de nos surprises, car les chercheurs cernent de mieux en mieux les bienfaits cliniques et thérapeutiques de la musique.  En fermant ce livre, vous ne pourrez plus entendre du rock, du jazz, du classique, de l’opéra, du traditionnel, du rap ou de la techno de la même manière. Et il n’y a aucun doute: c’est la musique qui nous a rendus plus humains.

©2018 Éditions MultiMondes (P)2019 Vues et Voix

Narrator: Michel Rochon
Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
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The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 2

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It's February 1964 and The Beatles just landed in New York City, where the NYPD, swarms of fans, and a crowd of two hundred journalists await their first American press conference. It begins with the question on everyone's mind: "Are you going to get a haircut in America?" and ends with a reporter tugging Paul McCartney's hair in an attempt to remove his nonexistent wig. This is where The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 2 kicks off. Chronicling the years 1964 through the mid-1970s, this latest volume covers one of the most exciting eras of rock history, which saw a massive outpouring of popular and cutting-edge music. Ed Ward weaves together an pause-resisting narrative told through colorful anecdotes and shares the behind-the-scenes stories of the megastars, the trailblazers, DJs, record executives, concert promoters, and producers who were at the forefront of this incredible period in music history. From Bob Dylan to Bill Graham, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Byrds, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, and more, everyone's favorite musicians of the era make an appearance in this sweeping history that reveals how the different players, sounds, and trends came together to create the music we all know and love today.

©2019 Ed Ward (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: David Colacci
Author: Ed Ward
Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
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Mini Rock Band Guide

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About the expert: Matt Brunson is a vocalist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist specializing in guitar and bass. He has been playing music professionally for seven years and has been part of six different bands, ranging in style from indie folk to pop punk and alternative rock. He is a firm believer that good music comes from originality and staying true to yourself, not from having the most expensive gear or being signed to a major label. When he isn’t songwriting or practicing for a gig, you can find him poring over the latest gear reviews, daydreaming of that perfect new guitar, gaming, or playing with his cats. About the book: If you love music and have played an instrument for any length of time, chances are that you’ve thought about playing in a band. Life in a band can be a great adventure, but it’s not always obvious how to get from playing by yourself to rocking out with a group. Luckily, we’re here to help. Being in a band isn’t all show time and success - there’s a lot of hard work involved before you’re ever ready to step on a stage, but we’ll give you step-by-step advice on everything - from forming a band and practicing to songwriting and gear maintenance.  Every band’s journey is unique, but there are fundamental things you can do to help move toward your dream. Each chapter draws on the author’s experience from seven years of band life with six completely different groups, so you get the knowledge of professional musicians without the same bumps and bruises they got along the way.

©2020 HowExpert (P)2020 HowExpert

Narrator: Derek Daisey
Length: 1 hr and 1 min
Available on Audible
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How to Read Music

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Learning how to read music will greatly help you on your musical journey. Although one can easily point at some of the greatest musical artists and sonic innovators of the 20th century and stress that they never bothered with learning how to read music, all claims can be debunked with nothing more than a few arguments. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: The names of all the notes The length of all the notes Breakdown of the staff, clefs, flats, and sharps Breakdown of the tempo And much more!

©2015 Angela Manson (P)2015 Angela Manson

Narrator: Benjamin Fields
Length: 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Piano Lessons for Beginners

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Playing the piano does not have to be difficult. You can make it easy and quick by learning the right methods. The traditional learning approach can feel like a never-ending process before you get to actually play the instrument. You spend time on theory, which can become boring after a while. The theory is definitely important to understanding melodies, chords, scales, and songs. But it doesn’t have to be boring, and you can begin playing quickly.  This audiobook will not waste your time. You will get simpler explanations to begin the actual playing process faster. The biggest concern people usually have is being bored by traditional piano-learning methods. This boredom makes people quit before they can complete the lessons and actually start playing. But do not worry! This book is the solution you have been looking for. Music should be all about fun, and this book will make it happen!  What you will learn inside the book? Why learn piano through lessons Piano terminology for beginners Piano note layout and fundamentals Simple major scales: C, F, and G major Basic for playing major and minor chords The keys of C, F, and G major and their basic chords Understanding the major scales in details, and many more....   Every chapter will help you learn to play the instrument, so you can start practicing right away. Or, you can decide to read all the chapters before beginning your piano practice. What are you waiting for? Grab a copy of this audiobook and learn how to play piano in an easy way! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Music Studio (P)2019 Music Studio

Narrator: Dave Wright
Author: Music Studio
Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
Available on Audible
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The Ninth

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“All men become brothers...Be embraced, ye millions!” The Ninth Symphony, a symbol of freedom and joy, was Beethoven’s mightiest attempt to help humanity find its way from darkness to light, from chaos to peace. Yet the work was born in a repressive era, with terrified Bourbons, Hapsburgs, and Romanovs using every means at their disposal to squelch populist rumblings in the wake of the French Revolution and Napoleon’s wars. Ironically, the premiere of this hymn to universal brotherhood took place in Vienna, the capital of a nation that Metternich was turning into the first modern police state. The Ninth’s unveiling, on May 7, 1824, was the most significant artistic event of the year, and the work remains one of the most precedent-shattering and influential compositions in the history of music—a reference point and inspiration that resonates even today. But in The Ninth, eminent music historian Harvey Sachs demonstrates that Beethoven was not alone in his discontent with the state of the world. Lord Byron died in 1824 during an attempt to free Greece from the domination of the Ottoman empire; Delacroix painted a masterpiece in support of that same cause; Pushkin, suffering at the hands of an autocratic czar, began to draft his anti-authoritarian play Boris Godunov; and Stendhal and Heine wrote works that mocked conventional ways of thinking. The Ninth Symphony was so unorthodox that it amazed and confused listeners at its premiere—described by Sachs in vibrant detail—yet it became a standard for subsequent generations of creative artists, and its composer came to embody the Romantic cult of genius. In this unconventional, provocative new book, Beethoven’s masterwork becomes a prism through which we may view the politics, aesthetics, and overall climate of the era. Part biography, part history, part memoir, The Ninth brilliantly explores the intricacies of Beethoven’s last symphony—how it brought forth the power of the individual while celebrating the collective spirit of humanity.

©2010 Harvey Sachs (P)2010 Random House

Narrator: Patrick Egan
Author: Harvey Sachs
Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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Dangerous Melodies

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A Juilliard-trained musician and professor of history explores the fascinating entanglement of classical music with American foreign relations. Dangerous Melodies vividly evokes a time when classical music stood at the center of American life, occupying a prominent place in the nation’s culture and politics. The work of renowned conductors, instrumentalists, and singers - and the activities of orchestras and opera companies - were intertwined with momentous international events: two world wars, the rise of fascism, and the Cold War. Jonathan Rosenberg recovers the politics behind classical music, showing how German musicians were dismissed or imprisoned as the country’s music was swept from American auditoriums during World War I - yet, 20 years later, those same compositions could inspire Americans in the fight against Nazism while Russian music was deployed to strengthen the US-Soviet alliance. During the Cold War, Van Cliburn’s triumph in the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow became cause for America to celebrate. In Dangerous Melodies, Rosenberg delves into the singular decades-long relationship of classical music and political ideology in America.

©2019 Jonathan Rosenberg (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Comment Jouer De La Guitare Acoustique [How to Play the Acoustic Guitar]

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VALEUR INCROYABLE POUR L'ARGENT  Plus de 2 heures de leçons Magnifiquement Illustrées Plus de 100 astuces de jouer Personnalisées Comment rendre les accords Plus Facil Comment changer les accords Rapidement Comment apprendre Vos Chansons Préférées Pour des milliers de personnes, c'est " L'Ultime Apprendre-Vous Livre De Guitare". À l'intérieur est Un Programme Complet Des Leçons de jeu qui les a aidés à atteindre en semaines, ce qui a pris de nombreuses années à apprendre.  MIEUX QU'UN ENSEIGNANT DE GUITARE  30 rythmes de guitare les plus joués 50 accords de guitare les plus joués Pratiquer des programmes Qui Fonctionnent  Apprenez vous-même ou aux autres en cours privés et collectifs Compliments tous les livres de chansons et méthodes d'enseignement VOUS VERREZ VOUS-MÊME AMÉLIORER CHAQUE JOUR  Tout est Superbement Expliqué - et montré à vous exactement comme joué par les meilleurs guitaristes. C'est La Clé De Votre Succès. Et toute votre pratique est pré-planifiée du début à la fin. Pourtant, ceci est Un Livre Simple. Clair, pratique et Facile À Suivre. L'auteur, Pauric Mather a si bien conçu chaque leçon, Vous N'avez Besoin D'aucune Connaissance De La Musique pour en tirer des leçons.     Please note: This audiobook is in French.

©2018 Pauric Mather (P)2018 Pauric Mather

Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
Available on Audible
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Internet Promotion & Online Social Media

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Never be confused about online music marketing again! Updated for 2018. This audiobook features the second volume in the highly acclaimed Guerrilla Music Marketing Handbook. Here's a glimpse at what you get: Five principles of Internet marketing every musician should know: The Internet provides an amazing set of tools for independent artists. It can also be a great source of overwhelm and frustration. Here's what you need to know about online music promotion to stay happy, sane, and effective. The Guerrilla marketing online fan-attraction formula: For the first time, I share the details of my octopus marketing formula, including the five critical factors that make this system work and the 14 websites you should consider using to reach fans. Everything you've always wanted to know about what to post and share online to promote your music: The most common thing musicians say is “I don't know what to post online. I don't have anything to say.” Listen to this chapter, and you'll never worry about that again. How Pomplamoose and Karmin used YouTube and social media to build a huge fan base: Want living proof that indie artists can create a major buzz online? Nick and Amy from Karmin and Jack and Nataly from Pomplamoose share the inside scoop in these exclusive interviews.  There is also a bonus chapter on music marketing with YouTube: Four ways to beef up your channel.  "The most directly applicable, start-tomorrow, creatively inspiring book I've ever seen on promoting your music!" (Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby) ”Applying many of Bob's ideas, and without any wholesaling or distribution, I sold more than 20,000 albums of my music over the last five years. Using his suggestions, I increased my fan base by 35% in just one year.” (Kris Lee-Scott, Hanai Music)

©2013, 2018 Bob Baker (P)2018 Bob Baker

Narrator: Bob Baker
Author: Bob Baker
Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Eight Traits of the Greats

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In this life-changing audiobook you will discover a most amazing truth: Greatness in music isn't about being "born with it". It's not about luck or fate or genes. It's about doing. It is about learning and living by the eight powerful success habits of many of the world's best musicians - the eight success habits you will learn in this program. Listen and discover that your future success as a musician is most assuredly in your hands, and it is only eight simple steps away! Stan Munslow is a Rhode Island-based musician, writer, and instructor with over 25 years' experience both onstage and backstage. He holds a BM from Berklee College of Music and has been leading musicians, professional and amateur alike, onto the stage since 1981.

©2016 Stan Munslow (P)2016 Stan Munslow

Narrator: Stan Munslow
Author: Stan Munslow
Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
Available on Audible
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Teach Yourself to Play the Guitar

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Do you remember those summer nights on the beach, enjoying a sing-a-long under the stars? Perhaps, it was a campfire in the woods, or maybe, a barbecue in a friend's backyard. For many of us, those memories include a soulful guitar player.  Wouldn't you love to be able to do that, too? To create beautiful music and beautiful memories?  Lucky for you, the guitar is one of the easiest musical instruments to learn.  You can do it alone, in a group, or at your own pace, without feeling pressured. If you want to learn guitar fast and easy, there are some tips in this audiobook to help you as a replacement for beginning guitar lessons.

©2019 Themeworks Publishing (P)2019 Themeworks Publishing

Length: 37 mins
Available on Audible
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Nobody Wants Your Stuff

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Still rewriting modern life’s little atrocities one rant at a time…  Do everyday annoyances make you want to tear out what’s left of your hair? Author and comic book store owner Rembert N. Parker feels your pain, and he’s here to give you a piece of his mind.  Nobody Wants Your Stuff - Resisting the Challenges of the 21st Century #2 is the sequel to the popular How Much Extra Does No Cheese Cost? book and is once again full of essays, insights, and anecdotes from a true contender for the World’s Most Interesting Man. With dry wit and hilarious adages, Parker tackles an eclectic mix of topics from a first kiss to how long marriages should last (and everything in between).  In this book, you’ll discover:   How save money on medical tests why calculus is cripling computer programming How an eclipse led to a published D&D adventure How Ray Bradbury got kicked out of the dealer's room at WorldCon Ten ways to screw up a mortgage, and much, much more! With a wide-ranging mix of rants on pop culture, politics, and coping with the present, Parker’s personal stories show you how to conquer problems with poise. Using Parker’s toolbox of humor, irony, and common sense, you too can take on any challenge.  Resisting the Challenges of the 21st Century is a must-read collection of hilarious essays for the Baby Boomer generation. If you like observational humor, expanding your point-of-view, and an in-depth look at the past, present, and future, then you’ll love Rembert N Parker’s side-splitting stories.  Buy Nobody Wants Your Stuff - Resisting the Challenges of the 21st Century #2 to confront the present today!

©2017 Rembert N Parker (P)2017 Rembert N Parker

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Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
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Harmonica for Beginners

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There is science fiction, magic, and then, there is music. This is another realm, where the only limits are those that you set for yourself. Enter the mystical circle of those who can create music. This book Harmonica for Beginners takes you through the basic steps to master the harmonica. Includes easy instructions for beginners. You don't need any knowledge of music because the harp is simple to learn. You will discover all the skills you need right here in this book, including: Music Theory Knowledge of Chords Building a Riff Accompanying a Song Different Kinds of Harps Steps to Build Your Skills You can’t just pick up a harmonica and start playing a song. It is important to develop the skill. You must know what a key is and how it affects the song. We teach you how to play in different roots because different genres need different keys. You will: Learn to play different key harps Play riffs for various music genres Learn to choose the right harp Be positive, and your world will blossom in front of you. Now is your chance to enter the world of music. Click on the "buy now" button to learn the tips and tricks to master the art of playing the harmonica.

©2020 Evergreen Music Studio (P)2020 Evergreen Music Studio

Narrator: Ben Herold
Length: 3 hrs
Available on Audible
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How to Write a Song in a Day for Complete Beginners

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This audiobook contains proven tools and strategies on how to successfully write a song, even if you have never done so before. Musicians and songwriters such as Billy Joel, Prince, and Toby Keith have earned numerous awards not only for their ability to sing a hit song, but to write one as well. If you have always wanted to compose a song but were not sure how to do it, this audiobook is for you.

©2019 Angela Sterns (P)2019 Angela Sterns

Narrator: Stephanie Quinn
Length: 22 mins
Available on Audible
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Do Sing

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Singing is one thing, but singing together is something else. Powerful and uplifting, group singing creates deep human connections and benefits our wellbeing. And it's fun. Vocal leader James Sills believes that group singing has the power to change lives. It is a joyful expression of our humanity that gives us purpose, encourages us to be fully present, and helps us to foster social bonds. In Do Sing, James invites us to look back on our singing journey. Was there a time when you stopped singing or were told you couldn't sing? Do certain songs trigger happy memories? With exercises to help unlock your voice, improve breathing, release tension, and a few simple songs to get started, Do Sing will help you to overcome (often deep-rooted) inhibitions and reawaken a love of singing. Do Sing is a welcome remedy to the demands of modern life - and an invitation to experience the joy of group singing for yourself.

©2019 James Sills (P)2019 The Do Book Co.

Narrator: James Sills
Author: James Sills
Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Early Music: A Very Short Introduction 

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From Gregorian chant to Bach's Brandenburg Concerti, the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods is both beautiful and intriguing, expanding our horizons as it nourishes our souls. In this Very Short Introduction, Thomas Forrest Kelly provides not only a compact overview of the music itself, but also a lively look at the many attempts over the last two centuries to revive it. Kelly shows that the early-music revival has long been grounded in the idea of spontaneity, of excitement, and of recapturing experiences otherwise lost to us--either the rediscovery of little-known repertories or the recovery of lost performing styles, with the conviction that, with the right performance, the music will come to life anew. Blending musical and social history, he shows how the Early Music movement in the 1960s took on political overtones, fueled by a rebellion against received wisdom and enforced conformity. Kelly also discusses ongoing debates about authenticity, the desirability of period instruments, and the relationship of mainstream opera companies and symphony orchestras to music that they often ignore, or play in modern fashion.

©2011 Thomas Forrest Kelly (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Alex Hyde-White
Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Joan Baez in Conversation with Anthony DeCurtis at the 92nd Street Y

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Legendary folk singer and political activist Joan Baez made her first New York concert appearance at the 92nd Street Y in 1960. She now returns for an in-depth interview that explores her extraordinary musical career and her longstanding commitment to nonviolence. Baez's album, Day After Tomorrow, produced by Steve Earle, was released on September 9, 2008. Anthony DeCurtis is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and the author of In Other Words: Artists Talk About Life and Work.

©2008 92nd Street Y (P)2008 92nd Street Y

Author: Joan Baez
Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans

2 ratings

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From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Red House Children's Book Award, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award 2013 comes the 14th instalment in the brilliant Tom Gates series!  Tom Gates and his hilarious adventures are back! Can Tom and DogZombies write a new hit song, get a peek at Delia's top secret diary and complete his doodle-a-day mission?

©2018 Liz Pichon (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Narrator: Russell Tovey
Author: Liz Pichon
Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
Available on Audible
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The History of the Musical (Unabridged)

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The musical is one of the great art forms of the 20th century. Showboat, Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma!, West Side Story, The Sound of Music, Oliver, Cabaret - one masterpiece after another packed the theaters on Broadway, in London's West End, and around the world. And it made a successful transfer to cinema. A truly popular art, the musical closely reflected society and its needs - sometimes providing a message and often providing a much-needed romantic escape.  In this audio-original production, author Richard Fawkes traces the development of the musical, from its origins in European light opera and operetta to its transformation in the hands of the great American song composers and lyricists - among them Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe. The talent of Lloyd Webber and Sondheim has assured that in the 21st century, it is as lively as ever.  Presented by the vivacious singer Kim Criswell, who starred in Cats, sang on Broadway, won awards for her recordings, and has lived and breathed the musical since she was a young girl. This enthralling story is told with nearly 100 famous musical extracts.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2001 Richard Fawkes (P)2001 AudioBooks Ltd.

Narrator: Kim Criswell
Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Music

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"A dauntingly ambitious, obsessively researched" (Los Angeles Times) global history of music that reveals how songs have shifted societies and sparked revolutions Histories of music overwhelmingly suppress stories of the outsiders and rebels who created musical revolutions and instead celebrate the mainstream assimilators who borrowed innovations, diluted their impact, and disguised their sources. In Music: A Subversive History, Ted Gioia reclaims the story of music for the riffraff, insurgents, and provocateurs. Gioia tells a 4,000-year history of music as a global source of power, change, and upheaval. He shows how outcasts, immigrants, slaves, and others at the margins of society have repeatedly served as trailblazers of musical expression, reinventing our most cherished songs from ancient times all the way to the jazz, reggae, and hip-hop sounds of the current day. Music: A Subversive History is essential for anyone interested in the meaning of music, from Sappho to the Sex Pistols to Spotify.

©2019 Ted Gioia (P)2019 Basic Books

Narrator: Jamie Renell
Author: Ted Gioia
Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Guitar Fretboard

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Doing anything new for the first time can be an overwhelming experience. When it comes to learning to play the guitar, there is no difference. This may seem like a problem when you do not know how to play your favorite songs, but there is a solution to this problem. You will have to find ways to learn as quickly and effectively as possible.   When it comes to guitar playing, the solution is listening to this audiobook to uncover all the tips and tricks to understand the fretboard and how to optimize your playing. With these basics in mind, you will be on your way in no time.  This audiobook contains:  Brief history of the guitar  Guitar scales  Chords  Guitar strumming  Guitar modes  Basic music theory  Mastering the fretboard  Tips on how to memorize the fretboard, chords, etc.  And so much more!  I can assure you that if you listen to this audiobook all the way through, you will be able to take in the basics of guitar playing in a week. Then, you will surely be able to play your very first song in only seven days. If you’re already a skilled player, you’ll enjoy delving into the world of guitar theory, chord progressions, and the notes on the fretboard.  The next seven days will be life-changing for you as you embark upon the world of music. Let‘s listen to the audiobook and see what’s next. So what are you waiting for? Click the "Buy Now" button to get started today. 

©2020 Britannia Music Studio (P)2020 Britannia Music Studio

Narrator: Frank Block
Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Breathing Exercises for Band

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Breathing Exercises for Band provides examples, basic theory, and valuable information for band directors seeking to improve their music ensemble's air flow. Breathing Exercises for Band will: minimize body tension, improve articulation, and maximize resonance and tone quality.

©2020 Bill Stevens (P)2020 Bill Stevens

Narrator: Bill Stevens
Author: Bill Stevens
Length: 27 mins
Available on Audible
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Great American Music: Broadway Musicals

5 ratings

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Rodgers and Hart. George and Ira Gershwin. Cole Porter. Lerner and Loewe. For most people who've grown up with and shared America's musical heritage, great songs open the floodgates to memories and feelings. Perhaps nowhere is this more profound than in the world of Broadway musicals, with their iconic melodies and memorable lyrics. Revisit the standards, originally written for the stage, that have both delighted and helped mend the broken hearts of Americans for decades. These 16 delightful lectures immerse you in the world of Broadway, exploring the intricacies of musical composition and song construction-and how they were used to create specific effects - as well as the social and historical backdrop against which musical theater must be considered. Much as we often concentrate on the so-called "golden age" of the 1950s, American musical theater spans the history of two vibrant centuries: the era of the minstrel show-whose contributions to American music were immense, in spite of the embarrassment we still feel at many of its images-vaudeville, ragtime, the revue; and the age of fully integrated book musicals launched by the 1927 production of Show Boat. With examples at the piano, Professor Messenger shows you the soundtrack of America - and for millions of us, the soundtrack of our lives. This insightful and sublimely enjoyable learning experience can forever change the way you experience musical theater. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2006 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2006 The Great Courses

Narrator: Bill Messenger
Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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The New Orleans Jazz Scene, 1970-2000

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In 1966, journalist Charles Suhor wrote that New Orleans jazz was "ready for its new Golden Age". Thomas W. Jacobsen's The New Orleans Jazz Scene, 1970-2000 chronicles the resurgence of jazz music in the Crescent City in the years following Suhor's prophetic claim. Jacobsen, a New Orleans resident and longtime jazz aficionado, offers a wide-ranging history of the New Orleans jazz renaissance in the last three decades of the twentieth century, weaving local musical developments into the larger context of the national jazz scene. Jacobsen vividly evokes the changing face of the New Orleans jazz world at the close of the twentieth century. Drawing from an array of personal experiences and his own exhaustive research, he discusses leading musicians and bands, both traditionalists and modernists, as well as major performance venues and festivals. The city's musical infrastructure does not go overlooked, as Jacobsen delves into New Orleans's music business, its jazz media, and the evolution of jazz education at public schools and universities. The New Orleans Jazz Scene, 1970-2000 offers a vibrant and fascinating portrait of the musical genre that defines New Orleans.

©2014 Thomas W. Jacobsen (P)2016 Redwood Audiobooks

Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Practice Music Like a Pro

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Have you ever wondered how great musicians get that way? Would you like to get more practicing done in less time and grow your talent to the highest level possible? Berklee-degreed 30-year veteran musician/instructor Stan Munslow has culled together six powerful, proven practice strategies used by the world's top players that will give you a lifetime of life smarts that will save you countless hours of time no matter what style of music you play or what level you're at. Even school band musicians will benefit from these easy-to-follow techniques. Stan Munslow is a Rhode Island-based musician, writer, and instructor with over 25 years' experience both onstage and backstage. He holds a BM from Berklee College of Music and has been leading musicians, professional and amateur alike, onto the stage since 1981.

©2016 Stan Munslow (P)2016 Stan Munslow

Narrator: Stan Munslow
Author: Stan Munslow
Length: 21 mins
Available on Audible
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The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs

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Unlike all previous versions of rock 'n' roll history, this book omits almost every iconic performer and ignores the storied events and turning points everyone knows. Instead, in a daring stroke, Greil Marcus selects 10 songs recorded between 1956 and 2008 and then proceeds to dramatize how each embodies rock 'n' roll as a thing in itself in the story it tells, inhabits, and acts out - a new language, something new under the sun. "Transmission" by Joy Division. "All I Could Do Was Cry" by Etta James and then Beyoncé. "To Know Him Is to Love Him", first by the Teddy Bears and almost half a century later by Amy Winehouse. In Marcus' hands these and other songs tell the story of the music, which is, at bottom, the story of the desire for freedom in all its unruly and liberating glory. Slipping the constraints of chronology, Marcus braids together past and present, holding up to the light the ways these striking songs fall through time and circumstance, gaining momentum and meaning, astonishing us by upending our presumptions and prejudices. This audiobook, by a founder of contemporary rock criticism - and its most gifted and incisive practitioner - is destined to become an enduring classic.

©2014 Greil Marcus (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Narrator: Henry Rollins
Author: Greil Marcus
Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
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The New Blue Music: Changes in Rhythm & Blues, 1950-1999

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Rhythm & blues emerged from the African American community in the late 1940s to become the driving force in American popular music over the next half-century. Although sometimes called "doo-wop", "soul", "funk", "urban contemporary", or "hip-hop", R&B is actually an umbrella category that includes all of these styles and genres. It is in fact a modern-day incarnation of a musical tradition that stretches back to 19th-century America, and even further to African beginnings. The New Blue Music: Changes in Rhythm & Blues, 1950-1999 traces the development of R&B from 1950 to 1999 by closely analyzing the top 25 songs of each decade. The music of artists as wide-ranging as Louis Jordan; John Lee Hooker; Ray Charles; James Brown; Earth, Wind & Fire; Michael Jackson; Public Enemy; Mariah Carey; and Usher takes center stage as the author illustrates how R&B has not only retained its traditional core style, but has also experienced a "re-Africanization" over time. By investigating musical elements of form, style, and content in R&B - and offering numerous musical examples - the book shows the connection between R&B and other forms of American popular and religious music, such as spirituals, ragtime, blues, jazz, country, gospel, and rock 'n' roll. With this evidence in hand, the author hypothesizes the existence of an even larger musical "super-genre" which he labels "The New Blue Music". Richard J. Ripani is a faculty member at Hume-Fogg Academic High School in Nashville, Tennessee. He is also a professional musician and songwriter in Nashville, performing with artists such as Ronnie Milsap, Ronnie McDowell, the Kentucky Headhunters, and Lee Greenwood. He has worked on numerous national television programs and earned gold and platinum records.

©2006 University Press of Mississippi (P)2012 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: Kenneth Lee
Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
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The Power of Music

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Music has special healing power. It affects everyone in some way. Good or bad, music is universal.... 

©2019 Gabriel Ramirez (P)2019 Gabriel Ramirez

Narrator: Shayna Sternin
Length: 59 mins
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Music Theory: 2 Books in 1

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Discover that amazing, unique, and powerful voice of yours with the art of musical expression. Do you want to know how music works, learn how to sight-read, and write music as the pros do? Do you want to understand fundamentals like time signature, meter, tempo, and dynamics? Do you want to unlock the mysteries of melodies, scales (pentatonic, major, minor, etc.), and everything that makes music beautiful? If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, just keep reading.... This audiobook here will make music theory more meaningful, fun, and a lot less boring for you. Here are some essential things you will get from this audiobook:  Seven most effective ways to apply music theory to your musicianship and become a better musician The 10 highly effective and important tips that will transform your songwriting for the better Extensive analysis of both basic and advanced concepts, elements, and rudiments of music; staves, clefs, rhythm, time, meter, and beats The secret to understanding musical note values and how music notation works (whole note, half note, quarter note, and eighth note) Uncomplicated ways to understand intervals, scales, and modes and how they shape the music you create  Audio resources of musical notes and scales that you can download for free because you need to have an aural perception (heating) of everything you are learning More than 50 practical exercises and self-assessment questions Glossary of musical terms useful to beginning, intermediate, and advanced musicians It doesn't matter if you are pursuing music as a hobby or career or if you are yet to decide. If you are a beginner, intermediate, or oven an advanced player, this is the best investment you will ever make with your passion and time. Scroll up and click the "Buy Now" button, and let's get you started! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Roy Maxwell (P)2020 Roy Maxwell

Author: Roy Maxwell
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
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An Introduction to Classical Italian Composers Including Performances

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Explore the works of classical composers. This book provides context before you listen to the piece and additional context afterwards. It’s an ideal way to familiarize yourself with the works of classical composers. This book focuses on Italian classical composers. The book includes the works of Antonio Vivaldi, Arcangelo Corelli, Guiseppe Scarlatti, Niccolo Paganini, Tomaso Albinoni, and Ridolfo Boccherini.

©2020 Anthony Lowski (P)2020 Oxted Press

Length: 59 mins
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Music Theory: The Complete Guide to Read, Write and Understand Music from Beginner to Expert - Vol. 2

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You are about to learn how to become an expert in all aspects of music (including reading and writing), and master the art of singing and music production!  Have you been trying to make some progress in music by learning how to write and read written music, or teach yourself the whole concept of music from scratch but you often find it difficult to get past some concepts, activities, or plainly don’t know where to start? Then keep listening.… Are you sick and tired of not being able to decipher simple music pieces, not mastering a particular musical instrument, or any other aspect of music like rhythm and harmony that has been keeping you from making progress in your music learning journey? Have you tried putting in time and practical work but you never make any significant progress? Are you ready to take a fresh turn, boost your understanding of music, and accelerate your career? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. You see, reading, writing and understanding the overall concept of music well enough to achieve any music-related goal doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it’s easier than you think. A report published in Music Education Research asserts that music reading and learning is often not difficult for those to whom the process of mastering the skill is well adapted, and as long as the learning material is within the scope of the capacities of the learners or readers. First of all, that means that with a good guide, you can master the art of music without the common struggles. Secondly, that is exactly what makes this book different. But where do you even begin in learning music whether you are a complete beginner or have prior knowledge of music? How do you understand music from a composer and instrumentalist perspective? What key concepts of music do you need to be learn and master and how do you go about learning them all? How do you apply your understanding of the different concepts in songwriting and in other facets of music production? Can you learn how to sing and be able to sing well even if you’ve always thought of yourself as having a bad voice? If you have these and other related questions, this book is for you so keep reading. More precisely, the book will usher you into the ins and outs of: How music affects our deepest emotions in ways that nothing else does How music preferences differ globally Child prodigies and their musical intelligence The magic of the melody Why music makes us happy Tuning, header, burst, background, blows, notation and the clefs Intervals, melody, rhythm and timbre The scales and different music modes Chords and chord progression Arranging chords in songwriting Music production Vocal training and singing The spirituality of music And much, much more! Take a second to imagine how your life would be once you perfect your reading, writing, singing and producing music like an expert. How would you feel when you achieve that goal in music you’ve been yearning to achieve? If you have a burning desire to get there, and enjoy the countless benefits that come with the accomplishment, don’t miss the opportunity to learn music to a level where you understand it like the proverbial "back of your hand"! So why wait any longer?

©2020 Samuel Bernstein (P)2020 Samuel Bernstein

Narrator: Chris Barton
Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
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The Future of the Music Industry

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This essay sheds light on the future of the music industry and explicates how emerging technologies will revolutionize the music industry. Moreover, the benefits of leveraging robots in the music industry are demystified in this essay. Furthermore, how to earn substantial money online so that you can afford to procure your own concert tickets is expounded upon in this essay.  The future of the music industry will not only be characterized by dynamism as it continues to metaphorically evolve, but will also be eminently auspicious for customers and musicians. Technological advancements are profoundly changing the music industry and are rendering it all the more technology driven. The behemoth dating industry shows no signs of decelerating anytime in the imminent future.  “In 2019, the total revenue of the recorded music industry amounted to $21,500,000,000. Streaming made up 56 percent percent of total revenue of the recorded music industry, bringing in $11,900,000,000 globally. Between 2016 and 2021, music streaming is expected to grow by 20.7 percent on an annual basis. However, digital music downloading is expected to fall by 19.2 percent in the same period. Moreover, physical recorded music is expected to suffer and fall by 11.6 percent annually” (Watson, 2020).  In the digital era, a market for physical music albums still exists, even though more and more customers are preferring to utilize music streaming services over buying physical music albums. “In 2015, the sales of vinyl records for instance reached a healthy $416,00,000 worldwide, an amount which had been steadily rising since 2007 which indicates a spectacular revival for the phonograph record” (Watson, 2020). The music industry is preordained to have a robust and lucrative future, especially since music is something that the global population as an aggregate relishes listening to in their spare time.  While sales of physical music albums may have reached their peak amid 2000, music will not be disappearing from the customer’s household anytime soon. “In 2000, more than 942,000,000 CDs were shipped in the United States” (Watson, 2020). Much to the dismay of music industry retailers, music album CDs have experienced (Watson, 2020) “a large decline in popularity in each year since” (Watson, 2020) 2000. Physical music album sales have reached their pinnacle decades ago. It is unlikely that even a resurgence of rekindled interest in physical media will culminate in physical music album sales ever again coming close to reaching $13,360,000,000 in sales revenue in the coming years. In the digital era, more customers will transition to embracing digital media over physical media.  As this industry trend unfolds, the future of the music industry will still be prosperous for musicians. Much to the benefit of musicians, in the digital era, musicians do not need to rely upon earning physical music album sales in order to draw forth sales revenue. Customers are profusely embracing digital media over physical media, and the vast majority of customers are unlikely to revert back to consuming physical media over digital media. This ultimately means that it is easier than anytime in history for upcoming musicians to generate revenue since they do not need to sell physical music album CDs, cassette tapes, or physical vinyl records to generate revenue from their songs. In the digital era, musicians are able to earn royalties from having their songs distributed onto e-commerce music stores and music streaming services.  In the coming years, more musicians will leverage music streaming service platforms to host their songs onto, and more musicians will also have their songs distributed onto e-commerce music stores. Successful musicians will profoundly benefit from having their songs hosted on music streaming service platforms. Musicians are able to earn royalties from having their songs played on music streaming service platforms, such as Spotify and Pandora.

©2020 Dr. Harrison Sachs (P)2020 Dr. Harrison Sachs

Narrator: Bill Stevens
Length: 2 hrs
Available on Audible
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How to Play Acoustic Guitar

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Unbelievable Value for Money   Two hours of superbly explained guitar lessons Over 100 personalised playing tips How to make chords easier to play How to change chords fast How to learn your favourite songs For thousands of people this is The Ultimate Teach Yourself Guitar Audiobook. Inside is a complete program of playing lessons that helped them achieve in weeks, what took many people years to learn.  Better than a guitar teacher   Fifty most played rhythms One hundred most played guitar chords Practice programs that work Teach yourself or others in private & group lessons Compliments all song books & teaching methods You’ll see yourself improving every day Everything is superbly explained - and shown to you exactly as played by top guitarists. That is the key to your success. And all your practice is pre-planned from start to finish.   Yet this is a simple book. Clear, practical, & easy to follow. The author, Pauric Mather, has designed each lesson so well, you need no knowledge of music to learn from it.   

©2017 Pauric Mather (P)2017 Pauric Mather

Narrator: Nick Cracknell
Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
Available on Audible
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Classical Music for Dummies, 2nd Edition

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Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms, oh, my! The beginner's guide to classical music.   Classical Music for Dummies is a friendly, funny, easy-to-understand guide to composers, instruments, orchestras, concerts, recordings, and more. Classical music is widely considered one of the pinnacles of human achievement, and this informative guide will shows you just how beautiful and rewarding it can be. You'll learn how Bach is different from Beethoven, how Mozart is different still, and why not all "classical" music is actually Classical if it's really Baroque or Romantic. You'll be introduced to the composers and their work, and discover the groundbreaking pieces that shake the world every time they're played.  Begin building your classical music library with the essential recordings that define orchestral, choral, and operatic beauty as you get acquainted with the orchestras and musicians that bring the composers to life. Whether you want to play classical music or just learn more about it, Classical Music for Dummies will teach you everything you need to know to get the most out of this increasingly popular genre.

©2015 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Paul Heitsch
Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Lost Lyric

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He’s her good boy gone bad....

Rock star Ryan Waters has always been the responsible one in his band, Warning Sign. The guy who kept an eye on business while chasing his musical dreams with his best friends. And his closest friend lately just happens to be their tour bus driver, Denver Casey.

Denver Casey is on the run from her past, and she’s careful to stay within her boundaries. Until Ryan becomes her partner in crime, and one by one those boundaries start to crumble. He’s the exact opposite from the guy she’s tried so desperately to leave behind.

Then Ryan turns up missing. And her terror that he’s hurt - or worse - leads to something dark and intoxicating. They both love adrenaline, except this time, the addiction is each other.

Falling for her best friend means putting everything on the line, win or lose. But if her hidden past comes back to haunt them, she might also end up risking her life.

And Ryan’s.

©2017 Taryn Elliott & Cari Quinn (P)2018 Taryn Elliott & Cari Quinn

Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Comment Apprendre La Guitare [How to Learn Guitar]

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VALEUR INCROYABLE POUR L'ARGENT   Plus de 2 heures de leçons Magnifiquement Illustrées Plus de 100 astuces de jouer Personnalisées Comment rendre les accords Plus Facil Comment changer les accords Rapidement Comment apprendre Vos Chansons Préférées Pour des milliers de personnes, c'est L'Ultime Apprendre-Vous Livre De Guitare. Cela les a aidés à apprendre Plus Rapidement - Plus Facilement et Plus Efficacement que n'importe quelle autre méthode d'enseignement. À l'intérieur est Le Programme Le Plus Complet Des Leçons que vous trouverez jamais. MIEUX QU'UN ENSEIGNANT DE GUITARE  30 rythmes de guitare les plus joués 50 accords de guitare les plus joués Pratiquer des programmes Qui Fonctionnent  Apprenez vous-même ou aux autres en cours privés et collectifs Compliments tous les livres de chansons et méthodes d'enseignement  VOUS VERREZ VOUS-MÊME AMÉLIORER CHAQUE JOUR Toute votre pratique est pré-planifiée du début à la fin. C'est La Clé De Votre Succès. Cela vous aide également à atteindre en quelques semaines, ce qui a pris de nombreuses années à apprendre. Pourtant, ceci est Un Livre Simple. Clair, pratique et Facile À Suivre. L'auteur, Pauric Mather a si bien conçu chaque leçon, Vous N'avez Besoin D'aucune Connaissance De La Musique pour en tirer des leçons.      Please note: This audiobook is in French.

©2014 Pauric Mather (P)2018 Pauric Mather

Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Twilight of the Gods

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The author of the critically acclaimed Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me offers an eye-opening and frank assessment of the state of classic rock, assessing its past and future, the impact it has had, and what its loss would mean to an industry, a culture, and a way of life. Since the late 1960s, a legendary cadre of artists - including the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Black Sabbath, and The Who - has revolutionized popular culture and the sounds of our lives. While their songs still get airtime and some of these bands continue to tour, idols are leaving the stage permanently. Can classic rock remain relevant as these legends die off, or will this major musical subculture fade away as many have before? In this mix of personal memoir, criticism, and journalism, Steven Hyden stands witness as classic rock reaches the precipice. Traveling to the eclectic places where geriatric rockers are still making music, he talks to the artists and fans who have aged with them, explores the ways that classic rock has changed the culture, investigates the rise and fall of classic rock radio, and turns to live bootlegs, tell-all rock biographies, and even the liner notes of rock’s greatest masterpieces to tell the story of what this music meant, and how it will be remembered, for fans like himself. Twilight of the Gods is also Hyden’s story. Celebrating his love of this incredible music that has taken him from adolescence to fatherhood, he ponders two essential questions: Is it time to give up on his childhood heroes, or can this music teach him about growing old with his hopes and dreams intact? And what can we all learn from rock gods and their music - are they ephemeral or eternal?

©2018 Steven Hyden (P)2018 HarperAudio

Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
Author: Steven Hyden
Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
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So You Want To Be A Rock N Roll Star

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So You Want To Be A Rock N Roll Star is a guide on how to write, produce and perform your songs. Marc Platt has been a Los Angeles-based songwriter for more than 30 years, having songs placed on TV and film. He has also had several CD and vinyl releases in his career. If you really want to easily gain knowledge, this is the audiobook for you.

©2014 Marc Alan Platt (P)2014 Marc Alan Platt

Narrator: Marc Platt
Author: Marc Platt
Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
Available on Audible
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Where Have All the Pop Stars Gone? - Volume 1

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Where Have All the Pop Stars Gone? Volume 1 chronicles the lives of musical soloists and band members whose songs hit the top of the music charts in the late 1950s and in the '60s. Through conversations with them, as well as producers, managers, and family members, we share fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpses into the lives of these creative, talented people. Where Have All the Pop Stars Gone? Volume 1 includes authorized biographical chapters on seven musical groups and solo performers: The Association, whose songs include three gold records - "Cherish", "Windy", and "Never My Love" Herman's Hermits, whose extensive string of hits includes three gold records - "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter", "I'm Henry VIII, I Am", and "There's a Kind of Hush" The Kingston Trio, whose enormous popularity reflected in seven gold albums triggered the folk music craze of the early '60s, and whose hits included million-selling "Tom Dooley", along with "Where Have All the Flowers Gone", and "Greenback Dollar" Chris Montez, whose hit tunes included "Let's Dance," "Call Me", and "The More I See You" The Spiral Starecase, who recorded "She's Ready", "No One for Me to Turn To", and the smash hit "More Today Than Yesterday" Bobby Vee, whose 30 hit records included "Take Good Care of My Baby", "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes", and the million-selling "Come Back When You Grow Up" The Zombies, whose hits included "She's Not There", "Tell Her No", and the gold record "Time of the Season"

©2011 EditPros LLC (P)2018 EditPros LLC

Narrator: Jeff March
Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
Available on Audible
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Cornell '77

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On May 8, 1977, at Barton Hall, on the Cornell University campus, in front of 8,500 eager fans, the Grateful Dead played a show so significant that the Library of Congress inducted it into the National Recording Registry. The band had just released Terrapin Station and was still finding its feet after an extended hiatus. In 1977, the Grateful Dead reached a musical peak, and their East Coast spring tour featured an exceptional string of performances, including the one at Cornell.   Many Deadheads claim that the quality of the live recording of the show made by Betty Cantor-Jackson (a member of the crew) elevated its importance. Once those recordings-referred to as "Betty Boards" - began to circulate among Deadheads, the reputation of the Cornell '77 show grew exponentially. With time the show at Barton Hall acquired legendary status in the community of Deadheads and audiophiles.   Rooted in dozens of interviews - including a conversation with Betty Cantor-Jackson about her recording - Cornell '77 is about far more than just a single Grateful Dead concert. It is a social and cultural history of one of America's most enduring and iconic musical acts, their devoted fans, and a group of Cornell students whose passion for music drove them to bring the Dead to Barton Hall. Peter Conners has intimate knowledge of the fan culture surrounding the Dead, and his expertise brings the show to life. He leads listeners through a song-by-song analysis of the performance, from "New Minglewood Blues" to "One More Saturday Night," and conveys why, 40 years later, Cornell '77 is still considered a touchstone in the history of the band.   As Conners notes in his Prologue: "You will hear from Deadheads who went to the show. You will hear from non-Deadhead Cornell graduates who were responsible for putting on the show in the first place. You will hear from record executives, academics, scholars, Dead family members, tapers, traders, and trolls. You will hear from those who still live the Grateful Dead every day. You will hear from those who would rather keep their Grateful Dead passions private for reasons both personal and professional. You will hear stories about the early days of being a Deadhead and what it was like to attend, and perhaps record, those early shows, including Cornell '77."

©2017 Peter Conners (P)2018 Tantor

Narrator: Johnny Heller
Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
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Lost or Forgotten Oldies, Volume 2

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How can you search for oldies you want to hear when you've forgotten them? Radio doesn't play a lot of those oldies anymore, even though you would enjoy hearing them again. This audiobook offers you access to over 150 links to YouTube videos for lost or forgotten oldies as well as history about the artists and their songs. Here are some examples of the music history and trivia you'll find in Lost or Forgotten Oldies, Volume 2: Doo-wop, Country, R&B, instrumentals, and novelty records that made the top forty but are now ignored by radio stations An oldie they wanted to use on the X-Files that got nixed by the singer A singer who also starred in a low-budget horror film An artist who had two one-hit wonders under two different names A group named after a horse The sad tale of a singer who had to re-record his first single three times A singer from a group with multiple hits who can only use their name in 14 Western Pennsylvania counties A group that got their hits in the late sixties by re-recording their songs from the fifties A singer whose biggest hit came while on Rowan and Martin’s laugh-in Several hit records that had sequels that completed a story A rock group that got nowhere until they recorded in Japan A group that was overshadowed when they shared a bill with the Cockroaches Buy the audiobook now and start reliving a past you almost completely forgot about!

©2019 Rembert N Parker (P)2020 Rembert N Parker

Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible
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La musica sveglia il tempo

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"Questo non è un libro per musicisti o per non-musicisti, è piuttosto un libro per le menti curiose di scoprire le corrispondenze fra musica e vita, e la saggezza che diventa comprensibile all'orecchio pensante. Tali scoperte non sono privilegi riservati ai musicisti di grande talento che fin dalla più tenera età ricevono un'educazione musicale, né una torre d'avorio o un lusso riservato ai ricchi; sono convinto che sviluppare l'intelligenza dell'orecchio sia una necessità fondamentale" (Daniel Barenboim). A cura di Elena Cheah. Insieme a questo titolo potrai ricevere un documento PDF con contenuti extra. Contatta l'Assistenza Clienti per riceverlo. >> Questo audiobook in edizione integrale vi è offerto in esclusiva per Audible ed è disponibile solamente in formato audio digitale.

©2007 Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore S.r.l. Tradotto da Laura Noulian (P)2017 Audible Studios

Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
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Lost or Forgotten Oldies, Volume 1: Hit Records from 1955 to 1989 That the Radio Seldom Plays

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How can you search for oldies you want to hear when you've forgotten them? Radio doesn't play a lot of those oldies anymore, even though you would enjoy hearing them again. This book tells you all about the lost or forgotten oldies, as well as history about the artists and their songs. Here are some examples of the music history and trivia you'll find in this book: Doo-wop, Country, R&B, instrumentals, and novelty records that made the top 40 but are now ignored by radio stations an oldie that had four different versions all hit the top 40 the same week an artist who had two one-hit wonders under two different names a group that kept their first hit single from being totally successful by releasing a follow-up single too quickly several groups that still had success after their lead singer left for a solo career a future star who first appeared on a hit record as a voice on a phone call an artist who had to change the lyrics of his song because he mentioned Hush Puppies an overdub of one letter in a song that was necessary to get airplay a Country artist who hit the R&B chart and then the Hot 100 chart before the Country chart a video for a record that was "lost" for over 20 years  Buy the book now and start reliving a past you almost completely forgot about!

©2019 Rembert N Parker (P)2019 Rembert N Parker

Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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The Natural Banjo Player

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If you study nature closely you will understand the strategies and techniques that the natural world has developed over millions of years! Many of these strategies can be applied to the banjo. With practice, your banjo playing will become enjoyable, natural, and effortless! Nature flows. Wind and water move effortlessly through an environment filled with obstacles. Observing plants and animals can teach us how they accomplish amazing feats with minimal effort. You might be thinking, "I'm not a tree or drop of water. What does this have to do with me?" Well, that's what I hope to explain in this book. I have gleaned these insights over a lifetime study of music and nature, and now I will show you how to apply them to your banjo playing.

©2016 Rick McKeon (P)2016 Adam B Crafter

Narrator: Adam B. Crafter
Author: Rick McKeon
Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Jacksonville and the Roots of Southern Rock

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The enduring achievement and legacy of a rock movement The Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd helped usher in a new kind of southern music from Jacksonville, Florida. Together, they and fellow bands like Blackfoot, 38 Special, and Molly Hatchet would reset the course of '70s rock. Yet Jacksonville seemed an unlikely hotbed for a new musical movement. Michael FitzGerald blends eyewitness detail with in-depth history to tell the story of how the River City bred this generation of legendary musicians. As he profiles essential bands alongside forerunners like Gram Parsons and Cowboy, FitzGerald reveals how the powerful local AM radio station worked with newspapers and television stations to nurture talent. Media attention in turn created a public hungry for live performances by area bands. What became the southern rock elite welded relentless determination to a ferocious work ethic, honing their gifts on a testing ground that brooked no weakness and took no prisoners. FitzGerald looks at the music as the diverse soundtrack to a neo-southern lifestyle that reconciled different segments of society in Jacksonville, and across the nation, in the late sixties and early '70s.

©2020 Michael Ray FitzGerald (P)2021 Tantor

Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
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We Gotta Get Out of This Place

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For a Kentucky rifleman who spent his tour trudging through Vietnam's Central Highlands, it was Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'". For a "tunnel rat" who blew smoke into the Viet Cong's underground tunnels, it was Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze". For a black marine distraught over the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., it was Aretha Franklin's "Chain of Fools". And for countless other Vietnam vets, it was "I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die", "Who'll Stop the Rain", or the song that gives this book its title. In We Gotta Get Out of This Place, Doug Bradley and Craig Werner place popular music at the heart of the American experience in Vietnam. They explore how and why US troops turned to music as a way of connecting to each other and the World back home and of coping with the complexities of the war they had been sent to fight. They also demonstrate that music was important for every group of Vietnam veterans-black and white, Latino and Native American, men and women, officers and "grunts" - whose personal reflections drive the book's narrative.

©2015 University of Massachusetts Press (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Sean Runnette
Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
Available on Audible
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Keyboard Lessons

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Are you looking for a book that will help you learn the basics of the keyboard and how to play it? Did you know that the keyboard is one of the most versatile and forgiving instruments? Are you looking for a way to learn and understand the keyboard properly and play it well? If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, then you are in the right place. The keyboard is an excellent instrument that can help you play, practice, and compose music. It is portable, melodious, and easy to learn. A lot of people struggle in the initial stages of learning because of a lack of information and little to no practice. This book will cover everything you need to help you get started. The tips, tricks, and strategies mentioned in this book will offer you guidance. In this audiobook, you will learn about: A brief history of the keyboard Various types of keyboards Basics of the theory of music How to play chords How to buy your first keyboard How to take care of your keyboard To make everything easier for you, this book has been written in simple and easy-to-follow manner. The tutorials are simple and come with lots of tricks. If you want to learn more about how to play the keyboard, click on the "buy now" button and get this audiobook today!

©2020 Sublime Studio (P)2020 Sublime Studio

Narrator: Frank Block
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
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K-Pop Survival Guide

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Surviving the K-pop community can be a little daunting at first! To prepare you for the battle ahead, A Rookie K-Pop Fan's Guide to Learning and Enjoying Korean Pop Music to the Fullest from A to Z explores many different aspects of K-pop such as: What is K-pop? Things you need to know as a fan and how to stay up-to-date The best ways to buy K-pop merchandise and where to find them! How to support your favorite artists and their careers directly Tips, tricks, and common mistakes when storing, displaying, and protecting your K-pop merchandise and albums Common questions when attending concerts And much, much more!  This audiobook is designed to assist you in your K-pop needs by answering some of the most common questions on K-pop-related forums and sites. Whether you are looking to buy merchandise or just want to get to know your favorite artists a bit more, A Rookie K-Pop Fan's Guide to Learning and Enjoying Korean Pop Music to the Fullest from A to Z has it all! About the expert: Hayley Marland is a long-time K-pop fanatic with more than six years of experience with dealing with the K-pop community. Whether it is attending concerts, buying merchandise, or running group orders, she has experienced It all.  Hayley spends her days watching K-pop, Korean dramas, writing reviews, and actively participating in online forums related to Korean entertainment and music. Besides K-pop, she enjoys getting creative by making different types of crafts, drawing, cooking, and playing video games! She always likes to try something new and is up to the challenge. HowExpert publishes quick "how-to" guides on unique topics by everyday experts.

©2018 HowExpert (P)2018 HowExpert

Narrator: Leah Casey
Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
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Toward a Cognitive Theory of Narrative Acts

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Toward a Cognitive Theory of Narrative Acts brings together in one volume cutting-edge research that turns to recent findings in cognitive and neurobiological sciences, psychology, linguistics, philosophy, and evolutionary biology, among other disciplines, to explore and understand more deeply various cultural phenomena, including art, music, literature, and film. The essays fulfilling this task for the general listener as well as the specialist are written by renowned authors H. Porter Abbott, Patrick Colm Hogan, Suzanne Keen, Herbert Lindenberger, Lisa Zunshine, Katja Mellman, Lalita Pandit Hogan, Klarina Priborkin, Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach, Ellen Spolsky, and Richard Walsh. Among the works analyzed are plays by Samuel Beckett, novels by Maxine Hong Kingston, music compositions by Igor Stravinsky, art by Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin, and films by Michael Haneke. Each of the essays shows in a systematic, clear, and precise way how music, art, literature, and film work in and of themselves and also how they are interconnected. Finally, while each of the essays is unique in style and methodological approach, together they show the way toward a unified knowledge of artistic creativity.

©2010 The University of Texas Press (P)2012 Redwood Audiobooks

Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
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Sing Better Now!

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Believe it or not, there are five simple steps you can take that can dramatically improve the quality of your singing voice, literally, today. These steps are the success habits of many of the greatest singers in the world, and they are shockingly easy to implement. Whether your goal is to kill it at karoake night or on national TV, these strategies will pump quality, soul, and energy into your voice and give you exactly what it takes to wow any crowd. Listen to this amazing audio, and bring your singing voice to an amazing new place! Author and narrator Stan Munslow is a Rhode Island-based musician, writer, and instructor with over 25 years' experience both onstage and backstage. He holds a BM from Berklee College of Music and has been leading musicians, professional and amateur alike, onto the stage since 1981.

©2017 Stan Munslow (P)2017 Stan Munslow

Narrator: Stan Munslow
Author: Stan Munslow
Length: 42 mins
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Jazz 101

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Jazz 101 is a fascinating entry into the world of jazz, for the beginner, novice, or jazz enthusiast. Szwed takes listeners on a tour of the varied and nonlinear history of jazz, exploring how it developed from an ethnic music to become America's most popular music and then part of the avant-garde in less than 50 years. Szwed's complete overview includes the major types of jazz and significant jazz musicians of the 20th century, the roots of jazz, including its European and African influences, and recommended listening, plus appendices on jazz singers, record guides, and more. Infinitely readable and highly entertaining, Jazz 101 is a vital tool in understanding and appreciating jazz.

©2000 John F. Szwed (P)2004 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Narrator: Grover Gardner
Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
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Heart's Insanity: An Angel Fire Rock Romance

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Skye Summers beat the odds. Professionally her life's a success - every day, she cures the sick and heals the wounded. Personally? Her life couldn't be more of a mess. She's tired of putting up with arrogant men who think nothing of ripping out her heart. She's taking a break. No more dating. No more relationships. No more men.  Ash Dean has it all: fame, fortune, and the adoration of screaming fans. But the constant parties and an endless string of one-night stands are taking their toll. He's tired of superficial women who care only about sleeping with a rock star. He's taking a break. No more flings. No more empty hook ups. He's looking for something real.  When sparks ignite between him and a sassy doctor during a chance encounter, he's intrigued. When she has no idea who he is, he's fascinated. When she runs after a little innocent flirting, he's determined to pursue. He's arrogant enough to go after what he wants, and something tells him she might be worth the chase.

©2016 Ellie Masters (P)2018 Ellie Masters

Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
Available on Audible
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Car Ride Carols: Fun New Songs Set to Famous Old Melodies

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Singing fun songs in the car or on the school bus can make any long trip more fun! Car Ride Carols: Fun New Songs Set to Famous Old Melodies is filled with silly new lyrics that works great when paired with tunes from nursery rhymes and Christmas carols you already know. Great for fireside singalongs, as well. Perfect for parents, teachers, camp counselors, and youth group leaders. Get ready to strum along and sing along, and make the miles on the road fly by while creating fun memories with your friends, children, or students.

©2020 Kallie Johnson (P)2020 Kallie Johnson

Narrator: Mae Klingler
Length: 33 mins
Available on Audible
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Marrying Stone

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Any successful scholar will make personal sacrifices to enhance his research. But most are never expected to include a suspect marriage to a barefoot hill girl. Musicologist J. Monroe Farley hopes to prove that the wilds of the Ozark Mountains preserved the language and music of an era gone by. Hill girl Meggie Best only hopes for a handsome prince to make her dreams come true. Neither expects to have life suddenly upended by a jar of bad piccalilli and a skunk. This story set in the Ozarks of 1903 recalls mountain ways and wiles as unique as the music the traveling scholar seeks. Publisher's Weekly awarded a starred review and described the story as "rich and heady as a jug of mountain 'donk' - and just as hard to put down."

©1994 Pamela Morsi (P)2015 Pamela Morsi

Narrator: Kevin Clay
Author: Pamela Morsi
Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
Available on Audible
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Hotel California

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The classic account of the LA Canyons scene between 1967 and 1976, featuring Joni Mitchell; Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young; The Eagles; James Taylor; and Jackson Browne. Ambition, betrayal, drugs and genius all combine with great music making.

©2005 Barney Hoskyns (P)2012 Talking Music

Narrator: Nick Landrum
Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
Available on Audible
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The Alan Cross Guide to Alternative Rock, Volume 2

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In the second of four volumes, Alan Cross reveals the fascinating stories behind the music, focusing on the following top performers: Joy Division, New Order, The Cure, Depeche Mode, U2, Brian Eno, Skinny Puppy, and The Pixies.

©2007 Alan Cross (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

Narrator: Alan Cross
Author: Alan Cross
Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
Available on Audible
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Singing Skills

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In this audiobook, the author teaches you everything you need to know to improve your singing skills. If you want to know the types of singing voices and how to control your tune, then Singing Skills is the perfect book for you. Here is what you will find inside: How to sing in tune  What are the different vocal techniques How to manage your vocals  What are the differences between head and chest voices  And much more... Don't lose time anymore! Scroll up and click on the "buy now" button.

©2019 Calvin Carter (P)2019 Calvin Carter

Narrator: Leigh Ann Haga
Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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The Natural Guitar Player

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If you study nature closely you will understand the strategies and techniques that the natural world has developed over millions of years! Many of these strategies can be applied to the guitar. With practice, your guitar playing will become enjoyable, natural and effortless! Nature flows. Wind and water move effortlessly through an environment filled with obstacles. Observing plants and animals can teach us how they accomplish amazing feats with minimal effort. You might be thinking, "I'm not a tree or drop of water. What does this have to do with me?" Well, that's what I hope to explain in this book.

©2016 Richard McKeon (P)2017 Richard McKeon

Narrator: Adam B. Crafter
Author: Rick McKeon
Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
Available on Audible
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Guitar for Beginners

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Picking up a guitar and making beautiful music is a great feeling! Whether you’re young or old, there’s no better feeling than learning to play an instrument. Sadly, most people believe that they will never learn how to play a guitar. Local guitar teachers seem like a great option, at first, but you could risk getting stuck with a wannabe rock star who can't really teach you. Or, you could try YouTube, but most of those videos go way too fast, and they don't teach you the right way to play. Too many people start with bad guitar lessons, get frustrated, and give up.  Forget about boring theory and repetitive exercises. What you need is a solid guide made for beginners and taught by experts. Using this book, beginners can start playing songs right away through mastering the fundamentals in easy, step-by-step lessons. Go from knowing nothing about the guitar and learning to play songs everybody loves in just weeks. Even if you've never touched a guitar before or have no musical knowledge. In this audiobook, you will discover: Chords that will allow you to easily play millions of songs Common challenges when learning to play the guitar and how to overcome them Music theory made fun and easy How to pick a great guitar for a beginner (avoid this mistake) How to tune your guitar  Struggling with strumming? Learn the best exercises. Improvisation tips that will take from an average to an awesome guitar player  Eight guitar chords you must know Funk, blues, rock, acoustic, and many more styles from guitar legends And much, much more! Imagine being the star at the party where everyone loves you for your new musical talent. Whether you've had dreams of becoming a rock star or you just want to learn to play your favorite songs for your friends and family, this book is for you. What are you waiting for? Try it out! Learn to play the guitar with this audiobook.

©2020 Tommy Swindali (P)2020 Tommy Swindali

Narrator: Darcey Kobs
Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
Available on Audible
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God Rest You Merry: The Story of Christmas in Words and Music (Vintage Beeb)

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The Story of Christmas in words and music, with Andrew Cruickshank and The Saint Martin Singers. ‘God rest you merry’, a daily programme of readings and music for Christmas week, was first broadcast in the BBC Home Service in 1961 and has been repeated in various forms over the years since then. Now, with this recording, listeners can hear again the series of programmes as a whole, including some of their favourite poems and carols. The Saint Martin Singers date back to 1942, and owe their origin to a small band of fire-watchers at the church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Among the things which the Singers enjoy most, and have pioneered, are their programmes of music interwoven with poetry and prose to illustrate a theme, of which those you can hear on this record are examples in miniature. Christmas is always the most popular theme of all because the story of the Nativity has inspired the best in writers and musicians ever since St. Luke wrote the first narrative poem.

©1976 BBC (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd

Author: Chris Emmett
Length: 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Take a Walk on the Dark Side

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Take a Walk on the Dark Side is the ultimate book for today's rock and roll fan: a fascinating compendium of facts, fictions, prophecies, premonitions, coincidences, hoaxes, doomsday scenarios, and other urban legends about some of the world's most beloved and mysterious pop icons. Updating, revising, and expanding on material from his cult classic Hellhounds on Their Trail, Patterson offers up a delectable feast of strange and occasionally frightening rock and roll tales, featuring the ironies associated with the tragic deaths of many rock icons, unsolved murders, and other tales from the fell clutch of circumstance.

Beginning with the fateful place where it all started - a deserted country crossroads just outside Clarksdale, Mississippi, where Robert Johnson made his deal with the devil - through the Buddy Holly curse (rock and roll's first great tragedy) and beyond, this incredible volume uncovers some of rock and roll's most celebrated murders, twists of fate, and decades-long streaks of bad luck that defy rational explanation. Inside you'll find:

Facts about Jimmy Page and the Zeppelin Curse.

Chilling quirks of fate surrounding the deaths of musicians in the Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

A provocative look at "The Club", membership in which requires an untimely death at age 27 and whose inductees include Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin.

Cryptic messages in song lyrics that have proved eerily prophetic.

Carefully researched, wildly enjoyable, and often harrowing, Take a Walk on the Dark Side takes the listener on a mysterious ride through rock and roll history. Narrated by Mike Dawson (Left of Boom, Mistrial, The Adam Carolla Show)

©2004 R. Gary Patterson (P)2017 R. Gary Patterson

Narrator: Mike Dawson
Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
Available on Audible
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So L.A. - A Hollywood Memoir

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Cool, hot Hollywood tales.

Want sex, drugs, and rock and roll? It’s all here. But what is so moving about Staci Layne Wilson’s unconventional coming-of-age story is that in spite of her rocky childhood, she describes her parents with deep affection, generosity, and pride. Hers is a story of triumph over a legacy of alcoholism, suicide, and Hollywood burnout, but more than that, it’s a tender, gripping tale of unconditional love (with a healthy dose of humor). Despite the downsides, her upbringing gave her the powerful determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms. 

Vintage Los Angeles.

Staci Layne Wilson tells tales of bygone eras - she grew up with showbiz parents in LA in the '60s and '70s, had ponies in the backyard and a psychotic monkey in the house, mingled with the stars on the Sunset Strip rock scene in the '80s, partied at the Playboy Mansion, and nearly died (twice!). She ultimately found love, purpose, and success as an author, film director, screenwriter, pop culture pundit, and notable red carpet reporter who has interviewed the biggest celebs in the world. 

Firsthand stories about: 

The Doors

Led Zeppelin

Guns N’ Roses

Metallica

Keanu Reeves

Heath Ledger

Liam Neeson

Jennifer Lawrence

Denzel Washington

Ben Stiller

Mia Farrow 

...to name just a few! 

©2017 Staci L. Wilson (P)2018 Staci L. Wilson

Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
Available on Audible
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Music Therapy

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Alfredo Zotti, a professional musician and bipolar survivor with a university degree in social anthropology and three years study of psychology, provides an introduction to music theory with specific case studies of applications for Alzheimer's, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, and other issues. Working primarily as a peer support counselor, his person-centered methods are respectful of client's needs, abilities, and responses to music therapy. Strategies explored include both active listening of recorded music as well as instruction in playing musical instruments. Using patience and listening skills, you can - with Zotti's book - begin your own journey of music therapy. Praise for the book: "I congratulate Alfredo on this terrific summary of the ways in which music therapy can serve a complementary role in the treatment of a range of psychological difficulties. Anyone who is interested in promoting his or her well-being, or the well-being of loved ones, will enjoy Music Therapy: An Introduction with Case Studies for Mental Illness Recovery." (Paul Corcoran, psychologist, Moving Forward, NSW) "Alfredo Zotti's Music Therapy: An Introduction with Case Studies for Mental Illness Recovery shows that recovering through music can be an extremely powerful and wonderful journey of self-healing and positive discoveries. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wishes to enhance their knowledge of music therapy and the influence of music on their health and, consequently, on their lives." (Krystyna C. Laycraft, PhD, physicist, educator, and artist) "Through his own experience of positive outcome by therapeutic use of music, Alfredo Zotti shares the supplemental, holistic method to improving mental health issues and dementia. Music Therapy: An Introduction with Case Studies for Mental Illness Recovery promises to assist in the recovery process and help sufferers regain a happier life." (Rie Matsuura, administrative assistant, The Kidman Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital)

©2020 Alfredo Zotti (P)2020 Alfredo Zotti

Narrator: Lisa Negron
Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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El Cancionero de Bob Marley [The Bob Marley Songbook]

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El catálogo de música de Bob Marley conquistó al mundo y sigue siendo relevante en hoy en dia. Aunque el no era el primer músico de reggae, fue él quien ayudó a definir lo que representa el género, y es él quien lo difundió por todo el mundo. Sus canciones, como gran parte de la música reggae, son pegadizas y optimistas. Pero como gran parte de la música reggae, también promueven una causa y dicen mucho sobre la condición del mundo en el que vivimos. Aquí están las historias detrás de algunos de los álbumes, canciones y actuaciones más influyentes de Bob Marley. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

©2020 Duane Lewis (P)2020 Duane Lewis

Author: Duane Lewis
Length: 32 mins
Available on Audible
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The Bob Marley Songbook: The Stories Behind the Music

Summary

Bob Marley’s music catalog took the world by storm and continues to be relevant today. While he was not the first reggae musician, it was he who helped define what the genre stands for - and it is he who spread the genre across the globe. His songs, like much of reggae music, are catchy and upbeat. But like much of reggae music, they also promote a cause and speak volumes about the condition of the world we live in. Here are the stories behind some of the most influential albums, songs, and performances by Bob Marley.

©2019 Duane Lewis (P)2019 Duane Lewis

Narrator: Jared James
Author: Duane Lewis
Length: 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Bach, Beethoven, and the Boys

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David W. Barber has delighted fans around the world with Accidentals on Purpose, When the Fat Lady Sings, and other internationally best-selling books of musical humor. His best-selling Bach, Beethoven and the Boys chronicles the lives of the great (and not-so-great) composers, exploring their sex lives, exposing their foibles, and expanding on our understanding of these all-too-human creatures. Filled with information, interesting facts, and trivia, this hilarious history covers music from Gregorian chant to the mess we're in now. From Bach's laundry lists to Beethoven's bowel problems, from Gesualdo's kinky fetishes to Cage's mushroom madness, Barber tells tales out of school that ought to be put back there (think how much more fun it would be if they taught this stuff).  "My heartiest commendation for an admirable work of scholarship.... I will not say again that it is funny, since this will compel you to set your jaw and dare Barber to make you laugh." (Anthony Burgess on Bach, Beethoven and the Boys)

©1986 David W. Barber (P)2018 David W. Barber

Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Guitar Music Theory

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So you have decided to learn music theory for guitar? If you are truly passionate about this subject, then I commend you on your choice. Learning to play the guitar is not an easy thing to do. Couple that with learning music theory, and you have got something that demands sheer effort and will. If you think you have the drive to go the distance and then some, this audiobook is for you. Consider this audiobook as your handy, little guide to the uncharted waters of music theory. This audiobook aims to present fundamental music theory in a form that is accessible to everyone. From basics to advanced concepts, I try to cover each and every topic in a manner that is suitable for absolute beginners. Use this audiobook as an aide on your musical journey.

©2019 Franklin's Instruments (P)2019 Franklin's Instruments

Narrator: Peter Prova
Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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The Singing Cure

Summary

The Singing Cure takes the listener on a thought-provoking and inspiring journey to unlock the secret of the human voice. Amanda Lohrey succeeds in drawing together many threads in this seamless and compelling narrative, which shows her to be a master prose writer at the height of her powers.

©2013 Amanda Lohrey (P)2020 Spoken Realms

Narrator: Brigid Lohrey
Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
Available on Audible
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Triple Trouble

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She wasn't looking to fall in love with one man. Never mind two. Juliet Reece grew up in the shadow of her seemingly perfect older sister, Margo Reece. While Juliet's wealthy, blue-blood parents dealt with infidelity, Juliet fought for normalcy. Now she's the bassist in Warning Sign, a band on the rise, and she finally feels like she's making space for herself in the world. It's her time to shine, and she's ready to have fun and focus on her career. Until Randy "Sparks" Pruitt nearly blows up her life. Literally. She can't stand the guy. She definitely hasn't fantasized about gripping a handful of his hair and - no. Not happening. Then there's Tristan Eves, Sparks' new friend. He's the exact opposite of Sparks. Playful. Naughty. Arousing. Suddenly, she's on the verge of something wilder than she's ever experienced before. Two seductive men, hers for the taking - if she can handle the heat. If double trouble is dangerous, watch out for the power of three....

©2017 Taryn Elliott & Cari Quinn (P)2018 Taryn Elliott & Cari Quinn

Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Composers' Letters

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In Composers' Letters, the voices of the great figures of classical music come alive through their correspondence. Set against the music we know and love, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, and many more talk openly about their music, their hopes and fears, their lives, their sadness, and their struggles in realizing their artistic hopes in a commercial world. Poignant, funny, revealing, informative and so often direct and honest, these letters offer a fascinating insight into the personalities that created our Western musical tradition.

(P)1995 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.; ©1995 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.

Available on Audible
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Goodnight, L.A.

Summary

From behind the walls of a handful of well-hidden, unlikely recording studios in the Los Angeles area, legends-in-waiting created masterpiece albums. It was a time of astonishing creativity and unprecedented fame and fortune. It was also a time of unfettered excess that threatened to unravel everything along the way. With access that only a longtime music business insider can provide, Kent Hartman packs Goodnight, L.A. with never-before-told stories about the most prolific time and iconic place in rock 'n' roll history. He brings the stories to life through new in-depth interviews with classic rock artists and famous producers. What Hartman's The Wrecking Crew was to pop singles, AM radio, and the '60s, Goodnight, L.A. is to album cuts, FM radio, and the high-flying, hard-rocking '70s and '80s.

©2017 Fernhill Media, LLC (P)2017 Tantor

Narrator: Dan John Miller
Author: Kent Hartman
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
Available on Audible
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Songwriting for Beginners

Summary

You’re about to discover how to compose your first song in less than 24 hours, even if you don’t have prior experience in songwriting. This audiobook contains proven steps and strategies on how to find the right inspiration and express your thoughts through music and words.  Here is a preview of what you'll learn:  The art of songwriting. Identifying the topic to write about. How your feelings and emotions can help you figure out what to write about. How popular songwriters use classic hit songs as inspiration. Overcoming writer's block and finding inspiration. Writing your song lyrics. Creating chord progression and putting melody to your words. Other helpful tips to become a successful songwriter. Much, much more! Listen today!

©2019 Crystal Stevens (P)2019 Crystal Stevens

Narrator: Michelle Colao
Length: 43 mins
Available on Audible
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Creative Awakening

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This book is a fresh trumpet call to reclaiming your original creative nature, releasing worn-out constrictions laid out by cultural conventions and your own beliefs and patterns. Creative awakenings often start with an internal revolt...a calling out, a reclaiming.   The author guides you out of the shadows - the constructs that hold you back from making your art; whether it be colouring, making a garden, writing a book or creating a symphony. Honoring the pure act of creativity (originating from a mere seed of an idea) whether it be working with your hands, or expressing hidden feelings to create something tangible that was not there before is the essential message of this book. This book will remind you that the expression of creativity is not intended to be hard and crusty. Creativity is a God-given right, an imperative, that will ultimately enrich your life.  Kristina Coggins offers tools that don’t involve shaming you into needing to fix something that is already there inside you - waiting to come out and dance again. Her inspirations sprinkled throughout the book illuminate her accessible, concise chapters with fresh mindsets for the creative in all of us.  The author's insights and experience as a creativity coach will help you redefine your creative support system with your own team of muses, the source of your own original genius.  Kristina fills this book with a generosity of spirit and joy that challenges the reader in playful bursts and moments of insight. Broken into short provocative chapters, your experience with this book will find you refreshed and emboldened. Awakened to your own creativity.

©2020 Kristina Coggins (P)2021 Kristina Coggins

Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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The Adventures of a Cello

Summary

A delightful biography of a celebrated Stradivarius cello and an inviting overview of cello music and musicians by world-famous concert cellist Carlos Prieto.

The book is published by University of Texas Press.

"Music as a great adventure of mind and body: this is what Carlos Prieto gives us in this spirited book." (Carlos Fuentes)

"Carlos Prieto is a true champion of the cello." (Yo-Yo Ma)

©2006 University of Texas Press (P)2017 Redwood Audiobooks

Narrator: John T. Arnott
Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
Available on Audible