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  • Sound Reinforcement Handbook

    The Sound Reinforcement Handbook


    Joan Jett. Ask Me Anything.
    (Yamaha Products). Sound reinforcement is the use of audio amplification systems. This book is the first and only book of its kind to cover all aspects of designing and using such systems for public address and musical performance. The book features information on both the audio theory involved and the practical applications of that theory, explaining everything from microphones to loudspeakers. This revised edition features almost 40 new pages and is even easier to follow with the addition o…

  • Secrets for  the Small Studio

    Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio


    Should I work on my music theory or knowledge of audio effects?
    Discover how to achieve release-quality mixes even in the smallest studios by applying power-user techniques from the world’s most successful producers. Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio is a down-to-earth primer for small-studio enthusiasts who want chart-ready sonics in a hurry. Drawing on the back-room strategies of more than 100 famous names, this entertaining guide leads you step-by-step through the entire mixing process. On the way, you’ll unravel the mysteries of every type of mix pr…

  • Music Manual: Tools

    Dance Music Manual: Tools, Toys, and Techniques


    Should I work on my music theory or knowledge of audio effects?
    Whatever your level of experience, the Dance Music Manual is packed with sound advice, techniques, and practical examples to help you achieve professional results. Written by a professional producer and remixer, this book offers a comprehensive approach to music production, including knowledge of the tools, equipment, and different dance genres.Get more advice and resources from the book’s official website,

  • Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession

    This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession


    ELI5: Music preference. Why do we prefer certain sounds over others and how do they get that way?
    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 be- coming 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, …

  • in Singing: A Process for Exploring

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


    ELI5: Why can I “hear” perfect pitch in my mind, but when I try to sing I sound like a walrus giving birth to farm equipment?
    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.

  •'t Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation

    Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation


    TIL hip hop exploded after the 1977 blackout in NYC because countless aspiring DJs were able to loot expensive DJ equipment from electronics stores
    Hip-hop is now a global multi-billion pound industry. It has spawned superstars all across the world. There have been tie-in clothing lines, TV stations, film companies, cosmetics lines. It even has its own sports, its own art style, its own dialect. It is an all-encompassing lifestyle. But where did hip-hop culture begin? Who created it? How did hip-hop become such a phenomenon? Jeff Chang, an American journalist, has written the most comprehensive book on hip-hop to date. He introduces the …

  • Long Hard Road Out of Hell

    The Long Hard Road Out of Hell


    Marilyn Manson’s Dad surprised him at his recent photo shoot with Terry Richardson. Proof that its a Father’s duty to embarrass your children as much as humanly possible.
    The best-selling autobiography of America’s most controversial celebrity icon, Marilyn Manson (with a bonus chapter not in the hardcover).In his twenty-nine years, rock idol Manson has experienced more than most people have (or would want to) in a lifetime. Now, in his shocking and candid memoir, he takes readers from backstage to gaol cells, from recording studios to emergency rooms, from the pit of despair to the top of the charts, and recounts his metamorphosis from a frightened Christian …

  • Jazz Theory Book

    The Jazz Theory Book


    anyone know any good books on jazz harmonic theory?
    Endorsed by Jamey Aebersold, James Moody, Dave Liebman, and others, The Jazz Theory Book presents all the information any student of jazz needs in an easy-to-understand, yet thorough, manner. For intermediate to advanced players, and written by one of the acknowledged masters of jazz, it is used by universities around the world.

  • of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground New Edition

    Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground New Edition


    What do Metal Dads do when their kids are bored? THEY CRAFT!
    “* * * * * *! The most incredible story in the history of music … a heavyweight book.”—Kerrang!“An unusual combination of true crime journalism, rock and roll reporting and underground obsessiveness, Lords of Chaos turns into one of the more fascinating reads in a long time.”—Denver PostA narrative feature film based on this award-winning book has just gone into production.

  • Guitar Player Repair Guide - 3rd

    The Guitar Player Repair Guide – 3rd


    [QUESTION] Why do all of my guitars have this problem yet I can’t find anything about it?!?!?
    This expanded edition for beginners to experts is a step-by-step manual to maintaining and repairing electric and acoustic guitars and basses. Players learn how to set up a guitar and keep it in top form by mastering basic maintenance. Features an essential DVD that makes guitar maintenance easier than ever. New features include set-up specs of leading players; stronger coverage of guitar electronics, including pickups and wiring diagrams; and expanded coverage of acoustics.

  • Control: For the Snare Drummer

    Stick Control: For the Snare Drummer


    Question for Metal Drummers
    George Lawrence Stone’s Stick Control is the original classic, often called the bible of drumming. In 1993, Modern Drummer magazine named it one of the top 25 drumming books of all-time. In the words of the author, this is the ideal book for improving “control, speed, flexibility, touch, rhythm, lightness, delicacy, power, endurance, preciseness of execution, and muscular coordination,” with extra attention given to the development of the weak hand. This indispensable book for drummers of all…

  • Theory for Computer Musicians

    Music Theory for Computer Musicians


    Should I work on my music theory or knowledge of audio effects?
    Many DJs, gigging musicians, and electronic music producers understand how to play their instruments or make music on the computer, but they lack the basic knowledge of music theory needed to take their music-making to the next level and compose truly professional tracks. Beneath all the enormously different styles of modern electronic music lie certain fundamentals of the musical language that are exactly the same no matter what kind of music you write. It is very important to acquire an und…

  • Audio: The Art and the Science

    Mastering Audio: The Art and the Science


    Should I be dithering my output in Pro Tools 11?
    Written by an award-winning, highly respected professional, Mastering Audio gives you a thorough introduction to the unique procedures and technical issues involved in mastering.Suitable for all levels of students and professionals, it is ideal for anyone who wants to increase their mastery of digital and analog audio: musicians, producers, A&R, mastering, recording, and mixing engineers.Fully updated to cover the latest technologies, Mastering Audio discusses audio philosophy and art: sequen…

  • 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…


    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…

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

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


    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…

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

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


    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…

  • Century

    Ambient Century


    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.”

  • Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

    Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk


    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…




    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.