The Complete Idiot's Guide to Conducting Music

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Published: 2012-06-05

ISBN: 9781615641680

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Alpha

Synopsis

Michael Miller is the author of several books, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Music Theory, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Playing Drums, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Singing, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Music Composition. He has been using Cubase for a number of years. He used Cubase SX to record the audio CD included with the second edition of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Playing Drums.

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Price: $19.95


Big Day Coming

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Published: 2012-06-05

ISBN: 9781592407156

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Gotham

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The first biography of Yo La Tengo, the massively influential band who all but defined indie music.Yo La Tengo has lit up the indie scene for three decades, part of an underground revolution that defied corporate music conglomerates, eschewed pop radio, and found a third way. Going behind the scenes of one of the most remarkable eras in American music history, Big Day Coming traces the patient rise of husband-and-wife team Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, who–over three decades–helped forge a spandex-and-hairspray-free path to the global stage, selling millions of records along the way and

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Price: $18.00


Ticket Masters

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Published: 2012-04-24

ISBN: 9780452298088

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Plume

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“A clear, comprehensive look at a murky business.” —The Wall Street Journal 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

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Price: $17.00


Guitar Zero

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Published: 2012-01-19

ISBN: 9781594203176

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The

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On the eve of his 40th birthday, Gary Marcus, a renowned scientist with no discernible musical talent, learns to play the guitar and investigates how anyone—of any age —can become musical. Do you have to be born musical to become musical? Do you have to start at the age of six?Using the tools of his day job as a cognitive psychologist, Gary Marcus becomes his own guinea pig as he takes up the guitar. In a powerful and incisive look at how both children and adults become musical, Guitar Zero traces Marcus’s journey, what he learned, and how anyone else can learn, too. A groundbreaking

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Price: $25.95


The Big Payback

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Published: 2011-11-01

ISBN: 9780451234780

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: NAL Trade

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The Big Payback takes readers from the first $15 made by a "rapping DJ" in 1970s New York to the multi-million-dollar sales of the Phat Farm and Roc-a-Wear clothing companies in 2004 and 2007. On this four-decade-long journey from the studios where the first rap records were made to the boardrooms where the big deals were inked, The Big Payback tallies the list of who lost and who won. Read the secret histories of the early long-shot successes of Sugar Hill Records and Grandmaster Flash, Run DMC’s crossover breakthrough on MTV, the marketing of gangsta rap, and the rise of artist/

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Price: $16.00


LZ-'75

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Published: 2011-09-06

ISBN: 9781592406739

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Gotham

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A revealing insider’s account of Led Zeppelin’s 1975 North American tour from the bestselling author of Hammer of the Gods. As a young music journalist in 1975, Stephen Davis got the opportunity of a lifetime: an invitation to cover the sold-out 1975 North American tour of Led Zeppelin for a national magazine. He received a backstage pass, was granted interviews with band members, and even got a prized seat on the band’s luxurious tour jet, The Starship. While on duty, he chronicled the Zeppelin tour in three notebooks, but after writing his article in 1975 he misplaced them. Three decades

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Price: $16.00


The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Art of Songwriting

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Published: 2011-08-02

ISBN: 9781615641031

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Alpha

Synopsis

Now newbie songwriters can learn the craft-and sing their own praises online. Beginning songwriters can hit the right note by starting out with the basics in this guide, including: ? How to create melodies. ? How to create many different harmonies. ? Techniques using deliberate rhythm and stylistic changes. ? How to enable one’s songwriting to grow and evolve. ? How to deal with songwriter’s block. ? The best places to upload one’s work for maximum exposure and opportunities.

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Price: $19.95


I Love Rock 'n' Roll (Except When I Hate It)

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Published: 2011-08-02

ISBN: 9780399536793

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Perigee Trade

Synopsis

Music breeds duality. We enjoy the music we love-listening to it, talking about it, reading about it. But it’s just as fun to passionately revel in mocking the music we hate. Fortunately, musicians make this two-lane path very easy to follow. Half the time they’re creating timeless works of art that speak to the soul; the other half, they’re recording ridiculous concept albums about robots. I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll (Except When I Hate It) covers both sides: It celebrates the music world’s flashes of genius, the creation of masterpieces, and the little-known stories…as well as the entertainingly bad

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Price: $13.95


How to Listen to Great Music

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Published: 2011-04-26

ISBN: 9780452297081

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Plume

Synopsis

From one of the most trusted names in continuing education-the knowledge you need to unlock “the most abstract and sublime of all the arts.” Whether you’re listening in a concert hall or on your iPod, concert music has the power to move you. The right knowledge can deepen the ability of this music to edify, enlighten, and stir the soul. In How to Listen to Great Music, Professor Robert Greenberg, a composer and music historian, presents a comprehensive, accessible guide to how music has mirrored Western history, that will transform the experience of listening for novice and long-time listeners

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Price: $16.00


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Piano Exercises

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Published: 2011-01-04

ISBN: 9781615640492

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Alpha

Synopsis

Make sure you hit all the right notes. Playing the piano is much more than just learning notes and reading music; having good dexterity, building independent finger strength, and learning proper technique is absolutely essential to mastering the instrument. Packed with everything a player needs to become a great pianist, The Complete Idiot’s Guide(r) to Piano Exercises is the perfect companion to the best-selling The Complete Idiot’s Guide(r) to Playing Piano, Third Edition. ? More than 100 challenging exercises designed to improve playing skills, including pedaling, hand crossovers, virtuoso

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Price: $21.95


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