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  • booksreddit.com:The Houses That Sears Built; Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Sears Catalog Homes

    The Houses That Sears Built; Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Sears Catalog Homes

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    Between 1908-1940, Sears customers ordered about 75,000 houses out of the Sears Roebuck and Company mail-order catalogs. The houses were shipped by rail to city lots and farms all over the country. Each “kit home” contained 30,000 pieces, including 750 pounds of nails and 27 gallons of paint and varnish. A 75-page instruction book showed home buyers, step by step, how to assemble those 30,000 pieces of house. Today, these houses are a treasured piece of Americana and nationwide interest in …


  • booksreddit.com:The Power of Music: Pioneering Discoveries in the New Science of Song

    The Power of Music: Pioneering Discoveries in the New Science of Song

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    Why do humans (even as infants) dance to music or at least move to its beat?
    The award-winning creator of the acclaimed documentary “The Music Instinct: Science & Song,” explores the power of music and its connection to the body, the brain, and the world of nature. Only recently has science sought in earnest to understand and explain this impact. One remarkable recent study, analyzing the cries of newborns, shows that infants’ cries contain common musical intervals, and children tease each other in specific, singsong ways no matter where in the world they live. Physic…


  • booksreddit.com:Adult All-In-One Course: Lesson-Theory-Technic: Level 1

    Adult All-In-One Course: Lesson-Theory-Technic: Level 1

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    Most frustrating thing ever: Learning a new instrument when you have a background of being moderately competent on another instrument. I keep expecting my fingers to be able to play things at the level my brain is reading the page. This is not what happens.
    Alfred’s Basic Adult All-in-One Course is designed for use with a piano instructor for the beginning student looking for a truly complete piano course. It is a greatly expanded version of Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course that will include lesson, theory, and technique in a convenient, “all-in-one” format. This comprehensive course adds such features as isometric hand exercises, finger strengthening drills, and written assignments that reinforce each lesson’s concepts. There is a smooth, logi…


  • booksreddit.com:Ambient Century

    Ambient Century

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    Challenge: Name a style of music you dislike and it’s up to fans of said style to find artists that could change your opinion.
    This publication reveals the drift in 20th-century music from composers to non-musicians, from strict rules to no rules, from the single note to the sample. This drift through technology, Minimalism, the rock era and techno music is earthed by the development of ambient sound, to the author the most important breakthough of the past 100 years. With the help of electronics, new ideas and consumer music, Ambient music has established itself beyond question as “the classical music of the future.”


  • booksreddit.com:Murder Rap: The Untold Story of the Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations by the Det...

    Murder Rap: The Untold Story of the Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations by the Det…

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    Twenty years ago today, Tupac Shakur was shot and fatally wounded. At the time, it was implicated that the Notorious B.I.G. was involved in his death. What evidence do we have now? Was Biggie to blame?
    Two of the most notorious unsolved cases in the annals of American crime, the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls have been the subject of exhaustive investigations, relentless speculation and a tangled web of rampant rumors, crackpot conspiracies and dark secrets. Now, for the first time, the truth behind these sensational cases is laid bare in Murder Rap, a raw and riveting account of how a dedicated and driven police detective spearheaded the task force that finally exposed the shock… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Murder Rap: The Untold Story of the Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations by the Det...

    Murder Rap: The Untold Story of the Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations by the Det…

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    Two of the most notorious unsolved cases in the annals of American crime, the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls have been the subject of exhaustive investigations, relentless speculation and a tangled web of rampant rumors, crackpot conspiracies and dark secrets. Now, for the first time, the truth behind these sensational cases is laid bare in Murder Rap, a raw and riveting account of how a dedicated and driven police detective spearheaded the task force that finally exposed the shock…


  • booksreddit.com:Adventures in Singing: A Process for Exploring

    Adventures in Singing: A Process for Exploring, Discovering, and Developing Vocal Potential

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    Adventures in Singing combines a thorough introduction to the singing process with an anthology of over 70 songs. It offers a clear introduction to the basics of how the voice works along with methodical voice-building techniques. The popular text takes a holistic approach throughout, reflecting the view that the study of singing helps students to develop greater self-awareness of body and mind.


  • booksreddit.com:Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

    Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

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    What’s the most DISGUSTING thing you’ve seen a human do to another human? (NSFW)
    “Ranks up there with the great rock & roll books of all time.”—Time Out New York“Lurid, insolent, disorderly, funny, sometimes gross, sometimes mean and occasionally touching . . . Resounds with authenticity.”—The New York Times“No volume serves juicier dish on punk’s New York birth . . . Tales of sex, drugs and music that will make you wish you’d been there.”—Rolling StoneA contemporary classic, Please Kill Me is the definitive oral history of the most nihilistic of all pop movements. Iggy P…


  • booksreddit.com:Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists

    Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists

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    A spellbinding journey into the high-stakes world of art theft Today, art theft is one of the most profitable criminal enterprises in the world, exceeding $6 billion in losses to galleries and art collectors annually. And the masterpieces of Rembrandt van Rijn are some of the most frequently targeted. In Stealing Rembrandts, art security expert Anthony M. Amore and award-winning investigative reporter Tom Mashberg reveal the actors behind the major Rembrandt heists in the last century. Throug…


  • booksreddit.com:Decoded

    Decoded

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    In the song “99 Problems”, the police officer says “well we’ll see how smart you are when the k9 come”. If this dog is a female, one of Jay-Z’s problem is indeed, a bitch.
    Expanded paperback edition of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller features 16 pages of new material, including 3 new songs decoded.   Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time.


  • booksreddit.com:The Jazz Piano Book

    The Jazz Piano Book

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    Learn Jazz Theory
    The most highly acclaimed jazz piano method ever published! Over 300 pages with complete chapters on Intervals and triads, The major modes and II-V-I, 3-note voicings, Sus. and phrygian Chords, Adding notes to 3-note voicings, Tritone substitution, Left-hand voicings, Altering notes in left-hand Stride and Bud Powell voicings, Block chords, Comping …and much more! Endorsed by Kenny Barron, Down Beat, Jamey Aebersold, etc.


  • booksreddit.com:Scales

    Scales, Chords, Arpeggios and Cadences: Complete Book

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    Most frustrating thing ever: Learning a new instrument when you have a background of being moderately competent on another instrument. I keep expecting my fingers to be able to play things at the level my brain is reading the page. This is not what happens.
    Scale, chord, arpeggio and cadence studies in all major and minor keys presented in a convenient two-page format. Includes an in-depth 12 page explanation that leads to complete understanding of the fundamentals of major and minor scales, chords, arpeggios and cadences plus a clear explanation of scale degrees and a two-page guide to fingering the scales and arpeggios. In addition, several “enrichment options” are provided with exercises such as harmonizing scales, accelerating scales expandi…


  • booksreddit.com:Here

    Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles

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    TIL the Beatles played a demo copy of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” before its release at full volume from an open apartment window at 6AM. Instead of complaining, the residents opened their windows and listened, aware they were hearing unreleased Beatles music.
    Geoff Emerick became an assistant engineer at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in 1962 at age fifteen, and was present as a new band called the Beatles recorded their first songs. He later worked with the Beatles as they recorded their singles “She Loves You” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” the songs that would propel them to international superstardom. In 1964 he would witness the transformation of this young and playful group from Liverpool into professional, polished musicians as they put …


  • booksreddit.com:How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life

    How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life

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    Scott Adams: “Clinton’s body language and word-choice tell us: 1) She’s lying about what she knows, and 2) She thinks she has already lost.”
    Blasting clichéd career advice, the contrarian pundit and creator of Dilbert recounts the humorous ups and downs of his career, revealing the outsized role of luck in our lives and how best to play the system. Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Logo

    Logo, Font & Lettering Bible

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    Put the power to design logos and type in your own hands!Why be a designer who must rely upon preexisting typefaces and clip art when you can become the kind of designer who creates logos, fonts and lettering of your own? Leslie Cabarga, author of the bestselling Designer’s Guide to Color Combinations, has created a textbook of type for the experienced graphics professional as well as the beginning student of design.You’ll learn how to:Create innovative logo design traditionally and on the co…


  • booksreddit.com:Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats. (Jim Benton cartoons)

    Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats. (Jim Benton cartoons)

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    Bestselling cartoonist Jim Benton of It’s Happy Bunny and Dear Dumb Diary fame has also been posting whimsical, dry-humored, and at-times nasty cartoons on Reddit.com, where more than a third of the top-100 cartoons on the “Cartoons” subreddit are his. Now, for the first time, these cartoons have been gathered into a single book. From wry observations about the absurdities of life and acerbic comments to poetic musings, from cats and dogs to humans, and from one style to another, this compend…


  • booksreddit.com:Miles: The Autobiography

    Miles: The Autobiography

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    TIL Miles Davis was invited to a White House dinner by Ronald Reagan. During dinner, Nancy Reagan turned to him and asked what he’d done with his life. Straight-faced, Davis replied: “Well, I’ve changed the course of music five or six times. What have you done except fuck the president?”
    For more than forty years Miles Davis has been in the front rank of American music. Universally acclaimed as a musical genius, Miles is one of the most important and influential musicians in the world. The subject of several biographies, now Miles speaks out himself about his extraordinary life.Miles: The Autobiography, like Miles himself, holds nothing back. For the first time Miles talks about his five-year silence. He speaks frankly and openly about his drug problem and how he overcame it….


  • booksreddit.com:Tales from the Loop

    Tales from the Loop

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    Simon Stålenhag’s Tales from the Loop is a wildly successful crowd-funded project that takes viewers on a surprising sci-fi journey through various country and city landscapes―from small towns in Sweden and the deserts of Nevada to the bitter chill of Siberia―where children explore and engage with abandoned robots, vehicles, and machinery large and small, while dinosaurs and other creatures wander our roads and fields.Stålenhag’s paintings and stories take place in an alternate version of Swe…


  • booksreddit.com:Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course: Lesson Book

    Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course: Lesson Book, Level One

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    Beginner frustrations – don’t really know how I should be practicing
    A beginning course for adults who prefer a chord approach. It teaches chords for both hands so that the student can play more than single note melodies. This course is most effective when used under the direction of a piano teacher or experienced musician. Titles: Alouette * Alpine Melody * Amazing Grace * At Last * Au Claire de la Lune * Aura Lee * The Ballad of Gilligan’s Island * Beautiful Brown Eyes * Blow the Man Down! * Brother John * Café Vienna * The Can-Can * Chiapanecas * Cockles an…


  • booksreddit.com:City Of Darkness: Revisited

    City Of Darkness: Revisited

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    After several failed attempts, Kowloon Walled City was finally demolished 20 years ago, leaving behind a legacy of fascination that continues to grow, fuelled in part by the extraordinary communitys many urban legends. Designed and edited by Greg Girard and Ian Lambot, the team behind City of Darkness: Life in Kowloon Walled City, this new publication questions those myths and explores the reality behind the Walled Citys extraordinary architecture and development. Through photographs, drawing…