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  • to Listen for in Music (Signet Classics)

    What to Listen for in Music (Signet Classics)


    Trained musicians, what do you notice when you hear a song for the first time?
    Whether they listen to Mozart or Duke Ellington, Aaron Copland invites readers to ask two basic questions: Are they hearing everything that is going on? Are they really being sensitive to it? With his provocative suggestions, Aaron Copland guides readers through a deeper appreciation of the most rewarding of all art forms.

  • The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Novels)

    Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Novels)


    A New York Times Notable BookA Time Magazine “Best Comix of the Year”A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-sellerWise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war…

  • Projects for Musicians

    Electronic Projects for Musicians


    New to DIY eloctronics, what are some doable projects that I could look into?
    (Music Sales America). Written in simple language, with hundreds of clear illustrations, this guide gives you step-by-step instructions on how to bild pre-amps, tone controls, ring modulators, mixers, and many other inexpensive electronic accessories.

  • to Rap: The Art and Science of the Hip-Hop MC

    How to Rap: The Art and Science of the Hip-Hop MC


    Hip Hop is something I’ve always enjoyed studying. Here are some books I’ve read regarding the culture that I think you all would find interesting. Feel free to add on.
    Clipse, Cypress Hill, Nelly, Public Enemy, Remy Ma, Schoolly D, A Tribe Called Quest,—these are just some of the acclaimed artists offering tips and advice in this compelling how-to. Delivering countless candid and exclusive first-person insights from interviews with more than one hundred of the most innovative artists, author Paul Edwards examines the dynamics of rap from every region and in every form–mainstream and underground, current and classic—and covers everything from cont…

  • Real Book: Sixth Edition

    The Real Book: Sixth Edition


    I’m sick of lead guitar 🙁 What are some of you favourite songs to play because of their rhythm parts?
    (Fake Book). The Real Books are the best-selling jazz books of all time. Since the 1970s, musicians have trusted these volumes to get them through every gig, night after night. The problem is that the books were illegally produced and distributed, without any regard to copyright law, or royalties paid to the composers who created these musical masterpieces. Hal Leonard is very proud to present the first legitimate and legal editions of these books ever produced. You won’t even notice the di…

  • Century

    Ambient Century


    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.”

  • Modern Method for Guitar - Volumes 1

    A Modern Method for Guitar – Volumes 1, 2, 3 Complete


    what scales and chords do you think is a must know to be a good guitarist
    (Berklee Methods). Now guitarists can have all three volumes of this classic guitar method in one convenient book! Created by popular demand, this new edition of the method used as the basic text for the renowned Berklee College of Music guitar program is a complete compilation of the original Volumes 1, 2, and 3. Innovative solos, duets and exercises progressively teach melody, harmony and rhythm. Perfect for the serious guitar student and instructor alike.

  • Tao of Wu

    The Tao of Wu


    TIL while in prison, ODB wasn’t visited by any of his Wu-Tang members except RZA.
    The RZA, founder of the Wu-Tang Clan, imparts the lessons he’s learned on his journey from the Staten Island projects to international superstardom. A devout student of knowledge in every form in which he’s found it, he distills here the wisdom he’s acquired into seven “pillars,” each based on a formative event in his life-from the moment he first heard the call of hip-hop to the death of his cousin and Clan- mate, Russell Jones, aka ODB. Delivered in RZA’s unmistakable style, at once surpris…

  • Recording Engineer's Handbook

    The Recording Engineer’s Handbook


    complete idiot here, our ‘rock band’ recordings are coming out crap!
    Working as a recording engineer presents challenges from every direction of your project. From using microphones to deciding on EQ settings, choosing outboard gear to understanding how, when and why to process your signal, the seemingly never-ending choices can be very confusing. Professional Audio’s bestselling author Bobby Owsinski (The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook, The Mastering Engineer’s Handbook) takes you into the tracking process for all manner of instruments and vocals– providing you …

  • Inner Game of Music

    The Inner Game of Music


    Self learning the piano, when a teacher is impossible.
    The battle that many musicians, of whatever level, have to face is an inner one – against nervousness, self-doubt and fear of failure. In this highly successful book, first published by Pan in 1987, musician Barry Green explains the basic principles of ‘natural learning’ that make up the Inner Game methodology, and shows how to apply them to reach a new level in the learning and performing of music. With special features on ensemble playing, improvisation and listening skills, and with exerci…

  • Dion's Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste (33 1/3)

    Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste (33 1/3)


    Albums by female artists
    Non-fans regard Céline Dion as ersatz and plastic, yet to those who love her, no one could be more real, with her impoverished childhood, her (creepy) manager-husband’s struggle with cancer, her knack for howling out raw emotion. There’s nothing cool about Céline Dion, and nothing clever. That’s part of her appeal as an object of love or hatred ― with most critics and committed music fans taking pleasure (or at least geeky solace) in their lofty contempt. This book documents Carl Wilson’s bra…

  • to DJ (Properly): The Art and Science of Playing Records

    How to DJ (Properly): The Art and Science of Playing Records


    Projectionist here… My job used to be an art, now I just push buttons. Behold the original instructions for projecting “Gone With The Wind”.
    Today, everyone wants to be a DJ. Playing records isn’t rocket science, but there’s a universe of difference between doing it and doing it well. DJing is like modelling: most people could have a stab at it, some can earn money doing it, but only a very few can become supermodels. This guide both forms an introduction for the complete novice who wants a pair of Technics turntables for Christmas and contains enough advice and advanced instruction to be valuable to more experienced DJs. It aims …

  • Handbook of Acoustics

    Master Handbook of Acoustics


    What’s a good place to start learning the basics of acoustics?
    The goal of this book is to apply the principles of acoustics to the audio arts. This involves serving as an interpreter of major trends and the literature for students and practitioners in the audio field. Along with covering the more theoretical aspects of acoustics, the book applies the theory to the design of specialized audio spaces such as the home listening room, the control room, and the multi-track-recording studio.

  • Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Theory

    The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Music Theory, 2nd Edition (Complete Idiot’s Guides (Lifestyle Paper…


    Here’s what I used to make the FTL soundtrack
    A music theory book that hits the high note … This updated and expanded edition of The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Music Theory breaks down a difficult subject in a simple way—even for those who think they have no rhythm or consider themselves tone deaf. With clear, concise language, it explains everything from bass-clef basics to confusing codas. This new edition includes: -A brand-new CD -A comprehensive ear-training section -Musical examples of intervals, scales, chords, and rhythms -Aural…

  • in the Shadows of Motown: The Life and Music of Legendary Bassist James Jamerson

    Standing in the Shadows of Motown: The Life and Music of Legendary Bassist James Jamerson


    What famous funk/pop/disco bass lines should I learn?
    (Guitar Book). Bassist James Jamerson was the embodiment of the Motown spirit and groove the invisible entity whose playing inspired thousands. His tumultuous life and musical brilliance are explored in depth through hundreds of interviews, 49 transcribed musical scores, two hours of recorded all-star performances, and more than 50 rarely seen photos in this stellar tribute to behind-the-scenes Motown. Features a 120-minute CD! Allan Slutsky’s 2002 documentary of the same name is the winner…

  • Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop

    The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop


    What are some interesting hip hop facts that not many people know?
    “There has never been a better book about hip-hop…a record-biz portrait that jumps off the page.”—A.V. ClubTHE INSPIRATION FOR THE VH1 SERIES THE BREAKSThe 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 Pa…

  • How Music Became a Battleground for the Great Minds of Western Civilization

    Temperament: How Music Became a Battleground for the Great Minds of Western Civilization


    Explain how there’s any debate over the exact frequencies of notes like IAMA math nerd who thinks you’re all chumps if you’re not multiplying by the 12th root of 2.
    Few music lovers realize that the arrangement of notes on today’s pianos was once regarded as a crime against God and nature, or that such legendary thinkers as Pythagoras, Plato, da Vinci, Galileo, Kepler, Descartes, Newton and Rousseau played a role in the controversy. Indeed, from the time of the Ancient Greeks through the eras of Renaissance scientists and Enlightenment philosophers, the relationship between the notes of the musical scale was seen as a key to the very nature of the unive…

  • Show: The Station Nightclub Fire

    Killer Show: The Station Nightclub Fire, America’s Deadliest Rock Concert


    A floor plan copy of The Station nightclub that shows where people died, with a number indicating how many were found in the specific area. Note the 31 fatalities located in the narrow passage way out the main entrance.
    On February 20, 2003, the deadliest rock concert in U.S. history took place at a roadhouse called The Station in West Warwick, Rhode Island. That night, in the few minutes it takes to play a hard-rock standard, the fate of many of the unsuspecting nightclub patrons was determined with awful certainty. The blaze was ignited when pyrotechnics set off by Great White, a 1980s heavy-metal band, lit flammable polyurethane “egg crate” foam sound insulation on the club’s walls. In less than 10 minute…

  • Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care)

    How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care)


    Wanted to share what blew my mind in Physics of Music class today. I present: Just, Mean, and Pythagorean Scales.
    “A fascinating and genuinely accessible guide….Educating, enjoyable, and delightfully unscary.”―Classical Music What if Bach and Mozart heard richer, more dramatic chords than we hear in music today? What sonorities and moods have we lost in playing music in “equal temperament”―the equal division of the octave into twelve notes that has become our standard tuning method? Thanks to How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony, “we may soon be able to hear for ourselves what Beethoven really meant wh…