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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.

  • Jazz Piano Book

    The Jazz Piano Book


    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.


    Scales, Chords, Arpeggios and Cadences: Complete Book


    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…


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


    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 …

  • The Autobiography

    Miles: The Autobiography


    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….

  •'s Basic Adult Piano Course: Lesson Book

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


    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…

  • Theory for Guitarists: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask (Guitar Me...

    Music Theory for Guitarists: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask (Guitar Me…


    What does one “actually” practice
    (Guitar Method). Guitarists of all levels will find a wealth of practical music knowledge in this special book with online audio access. Veteran guitarist and author Tom Kolb dispels the mysteries of music theory using plain and simple terms and diagrams. The accompanying recordings provide 94 tracks of music examples, scales, modes, chords, ear training, and much more! To access audio visit:

  • Mixing Engineer's Handbook

    The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook


    I have a few questions about studio internships
    Thanks to the revolution in affordable recording and mixing technology, more music is being written, produced, and mixed today than ever before. The mixer’s art is now a unique blend of time-tested principles and skillful technique using the latest high-tech tools. If you’re ready to learn today’s art of mixing, this is the book for you. THE MIXING ENGINEER’S HANDBOOK, 3RD EDITION, is the latest update of the most popular book on audio mixing ever written (more than 150,000 copies sold). Popu…

  • Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique (33 1/3)

    The Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique (33 1/3)


    Beastie Boys chasing Madonna on stage with squirt guns (Xpost r/OldSchoolCoolMusic)
    Derided as one-hit wonders, estranged from their original producer and record label, and in self-imposed exile in Los Angeles, the Beastie Boys were written off by most observers before even beginning to record their second album – an embarrassing commercial flop that should have ruined the group’s career. But not only did “Paul’s Boutique” eventually transformed the Beasties from a fratboy novelty to hiphop giants, its sample-happy, retro aesthetic changed popular culture forever.

  • Walking Bass Lines (Bass Builders)

    Building Walking Bass Lines (Bass Builders)


    15 year old upright player and looking for advice
    (Bass Instruction). A walking bass line is the most common approach to jazz bass playing, but it is also used in rock music, blues, rockabilly, R&B, gospel, Latin, country and many other types of music. The term ‘walking’ is used to describe the moving feeling that quarter notes create in the bass part. The specific goal of this book is to familiarize players with the techniques used to build walking bass lines and to make them aware of how the process works. Through the use of 90-minutes’ wo…

  • Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry and How the Public Got Scalped

    Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry and How the Public Got Scalped


    Ticketmaster charging $55.80 service charge on a $75 ticket. Sure, that seems totally reasonable.
    Ticket Masters chronicles the as-yet-untold story of the modern concert industry, revealing the origins, development and ongoing strategies of companies such as Ticketmaster, Live Nation and StubHub and the efforts of numerous independent competitors. With over 100 exclusive interviews along with many previously unreleased documents, this character-driven book explores the actions and impact of the iconoclasts guiding these companies while folding in related tales of scalping syndicates, old-…

  • Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979

    The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, an…


    This is Shea Serrano, Jason Concepcion, and Kirk Goldsberry, Grantland writers, AMA
    ****New York Times Best Seller**** ****Picked by Billboard as One of the 100 Greatest Music Books of All-Time********Pitchfork Book Club’s first selection**** Here’s what The Rap Year Book does: It takes readers from 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present, with Shea Serrano hilariously discussing, debating, and deconstructing the most important rap song year by year. Serrano al…

  • You Need to Know About the Music Business: Eighth Edition

    All You Need to Know About the Music Business: Eighth Edition


    I work in the music industry and I just got my first plaque for working on Troye Sivan’s ‘Blue Neighbourhood’!
    The definitive, essential guide to the music industry, now in its eighth edition—revised and updated with crucial information on the industry’s major changes in response to rapid technological advances and economic uncertainty.The past two decades have seen file-sharing technology and digital streaming services transform the music business from top to bottom, and the changes keep coming at breakneck speed. How are record labels adapting to the demand for instantly accessible, low-cost music w…

  • the Suburbs: Graffiti

    Bomb the Suburbs: Graffiti, Race, Freight-Hopping and the Search for Hip-Hop’s Moral Center


    This is what happens when you give graffiti artists an abandon warehouse and an unlimited amount of paint.
    Should graffiti writers organize to tear up the cities, or should they really be bombing the ‘burbs? That’s the question posed by William Upski Wimsatt in his seminal foray into the world of hip-hop, rap, and street art, and the culture and politics that surround it. But to say that the book deals only with taggers and hip-hop is selling it short. Taking on a broad range of topics, including suburban sprawl, racial identity, and youth activism, Wimsatt (a graffiti artist himself) uses a kalei…

  • Harmony: Creative Aspects and Practice

    Twentieth-Century Harmony: Creative Aspects and Practice


    Can someone turn me on to harmonically interesting music theory concepts or harmonically interesting music?
    One of the most important books on contemporary music in the twentieth century. Here for the first time is an orderly presentation of the harmonic procedures to be found in music of the first half of the twentieth-century. The author examines the nature of intervals in various contexts, discusses the modes and other scales employed in modern music, describes the formation and uses of chords by thirds, by fourths, and by seconds, of added-note chords and polychords; he deals with different typ…

  • Guitar

    Zen Guitar


    Never stop trying to improve.
    Unleash the song of your soul with Zen Guitar, a contemplative handbook that draws on ancient Eastern wisdom and applies it to music and performance.Each of us carries a song inside us, the song that makes us human. Zen Guitar provides the key to unlocking this song—a series of life lessons presented through the metaphor of music. Philip Sudo offers his own experiences with music to enable us to rediscover the harmony in each of our lives and open ourselves to Zen awareness uniquely suited to…

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

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


    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…

  • & Death: The Murder of Kurt Cobain

    Love & Death: The Murder of Kurt Cobain


    What is a conspiracy theory you actually believe in?
    Draws on new forensic evidence, police reports, and the case tapes of a private investigator to explore questions surrounding the apparent suicide of Kurt Cobain.

  • Wu-Tang Manual

    The Wu-Tang Manual


    Wu-Tang’s 20 year plan
    Long awaited and much anticipated, The Wu-Tang Manual is The RZA’s first written introduction to the philosophy and history of Hip-Hop’s original Dynasty, the Wu-Tang Clan.Since the release of the revolutionary Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) — over the course of four seminal group albums and a multitude of ambitious side projects — the Wu-Tang Clan has constantly redefined what hip-hop can do and where hip-hop can go. Now, after a decade of dark beats and mysterious lyrics hinting at a large…

  • Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey

    Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey


    Let’s Talk: Using the term EDM and whether it is helpful/harmful to electronic music.
    Last Night a DJ Saved My Life was the first comprehensive history of the disc jockey, a figure who has become a powerful force shaping the music industry—and since its original publication, the book has become a cult classic. Now, with five new chapters and over a hundred pages of additional material, this updated and revised edition of Last Night a DJ Saved My Life reasserts itself as the definitive account of DJ culture, from the first record played over airwaves to house, hip hop, techno, …