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The Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
by DK

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

December 04, 2018

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<p>This original, graphic-led book explores and explains the key ideas underpinning the world's greatest classical compositions and musical traditions, defines their importance to the musical canon, and places them into their wider social, cultural, and historical context.</p><p>The nineteenth title in DK's bestselling Big Ideas series, <b><i>The Classical Music Book</i></b> combines accessible, authoritative text with bold explanatory graphics to make the subject of classical music approachable to readers with an interest in the subject who want to learn more while still offering enough to appeal to music aficionados. </p><p>From early devotional works to the great symphonies of the Classical and Romantic eras and the diverse and often challenging works of the modern era, <b><i>The Classical Music Book</i></b> looks at more than 90 key pieces of music and explores the salient themes and ideas behind each of them.</p>
Hurricanes: A Memoir
by , Neil Martinez-Belkin

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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<strong>*<em>NEW YORK TIMES</em> BESTSELLER*</strong><br /><br /><strong>“A gripping journey.”—<em>People</em></strong><br /><br /><strong>The highly anticipated memoir from hip-hop icon Rick Ross chronicles his coming of age amid Miami’s crack epidemic, his star-studded controversies and his unstoppable rise to fame.</strong><br /><br />Rick Ross is an indomitable presence in the music industry, but few people know his full story. Now, for the first time, Ross offers a vivid, dramatic and unexpectedly candid account of his early childhood, his tumultuous adolescence and his dramatic ascendancy in the world of hip-hop.<br /><br />Born William Leonard Roberts II, Ross grew up “across the bridge,” in a Miami at odds with the glitzy beaches, nightclubs and yachts of South Beach. In the aftermath of the 1980 race riots and the Mariel boatlift, Ross came of age at the height of the city’s crack epidemic, when home invasions and execution-style killings were commonplace. Still, in the midst of the chaos and danger that surrounded him, Ross flourished, first as a standout high school football player and then as a dope boy in Carol City’s notorious Matchbox housing projects. All the while he honed his musical talent, overcoming setback after setback until a song called “Hustlin’” changed his life forever.<br /><br />From the making of “Hustlin’” to his first major label deal with Def Jam, to the controversy surrounding his past as a correctional officer and the numerous health scares, arrests and feuds he had to transcend along the way, <em>Hurricanes</em> is a revealing portrait of one of the biggest stars in the rap game, and an intimate look at the birth of an artist.
Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon
by Greg Laurie

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

August 20, 2019

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Join Greg Laurie, pastor and bestselling author of <i>Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon,</i> as he takes you on a personal journey into the life and legend of Johnny Cash.<br /> <br /> At the peak of his career, Cash had done it all—living the ultimate rags-to-riches story of growing up on a cotton farm in the Deep South to becoming a Nashville and Hollywood sensation, singing alongside heroes like Elvis Presley and performing for several American presidents.<br /> <br /> But through all of this, Cash was troubled. By the time he released the iconic <i>Man in Black</i> album in 1971, the middle-aged icon was broken down, hollow-eyed, and wrung out.<br /> <br /> In his search for peace, Cash became embroiled in controversy. He was arrested five times in seven years. His drug- and alcohol-induced escapades led to car accidents and a forest fire that devastated 508 acres. His time was divided between Jesus and jail, gospel tunes and the “Cocaine Blues.”<br /> <br /> But by the end of his life, Cash was speaking openly about his “unshakeable faith.” What caused the superstar to turn from his conflicting passions to embrace a life in Christ?<br /> <br /> <i>Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon</i> dives deep into the singer’s inner demons, triumphs, and gradual return to faith. Laurie interviews Cash’s family, friends, and business associates to reveal how the singer’s true success came through finding the only Person whose star was bigger than his own.
Paul Simon: The Life
by Robert Hilburn

Language

English

Pages

449

Publication Date

May 08, 2018

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<b>Acclaimed music writer Robert Hilburn’s “epic” and “definitive” (<i>Rolling Stone</i>) biography of music icon Paul Simon, written with Simon’s full participation—but without his editorial control—that “reminds us how titanic this musician is” (<i>The Washington Post</i>).</b><br /><br />For more than fifty years, Paul Simon has spoken to us in songs about alienation, doubt, resilience, and empathy in ways that have established him as one of the most beloved artists in American pop music history. Songs like “The Sound of Silence,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Still Crazy After All These Years,” and “Graceland” have moved beyond the sales charts and into our cultural consciousness. But Simon is a deeply private person who has said he will not write an autobiography or talk to biographers. Finally, however, he has opened up for Robert Hilburn—for more than one hundred hours of interviews—in this “brilliant and entertaining portrait of Simon that will likely be the definitive biography” (<i>Publishers Weekly</i>, starred review).<br /> <br />Over the course of three years, Hilburn conducted in-depth interviews with scores of Paul Simon’s friends, family, colleagues, and others—including ex-wives Carrie Fisher and Peggy Harper, who spoke for the first time—and even penetrated the inner circle of Simon’s long-reclusive muse, Kathy Chitty. The result is a deeply human account of the challenges and sacrifices of a life in music at the highest level. In the process, Hilburn documents Simon’s search for artistry and his constant struggle to protect that artistry against distractions—fame, marriage, divorce, drugs, record company interference, rejection, and insecurity—that have derailed so many great pop figures.<br /> <br />“As engaging as a lively American tune” (<i>People</i>), <i>Paul Simon</i> is a “straight-shooting tour de force…that does thorough justice to this American prophet and pop star” (<i>USA TODAY</i>, four out of four stars). “Read it if you like Simon; read it if you want to discover how talent unfolds itself” (Stephen King).
Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan
by , Andy Aledort

Language

English

Pages

362

Publication Date

August 13, 2019

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<p><b>An instant <i>New York Times </i>bestseller!</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>The first definitive biography of guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, with an epilogue by Jimmie Vaughan, and foreword and afterword by Double Trouble’s Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon.</b></p><p>Just a few years after he almost died from a severe addiction to cocaine and alcohol, a clean and sober Stevie Ray Vaughan was riding high. His last album was his most critically lauded and commercially successful. He had fulfilled a lifelong dream by collaborating with his first and greatest musical hero, his brother Jimmie. His tumultuous marriage was over and he was in a new and healthy romantic relationship. Vaughan seemed poised for a new, limitless chapter of his life and career.</p><p>Instead, it all came to a shocking and sudden end on August 27, 1990, when he was killed in a helicopter crash following a dynamic performance with Eric Clapton. Just 35 years old, he left behind a powerful musical legacy and an endless stream of What Ifs. In the ensuing 29 years, Vaughan’s legend and acclaim have only grown and he is now an undisputed international musical icon. Despite the cinematic scope of Vaughan’s life and death, there has never been a truly proper accounting of his story. Until now.</p><p><i>Texas Flood</i> provides the unadulterated truth about Stevie Ray Vaughan from those who knew him best: his brother Jimmie, his Double Trouble bandmates Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton and Reese Wynans, and many other close friends, family members, girlfriends, fellow musicians, managers and crew members.</p>
Alfred's Basic Adult All-in-One Course, Book 1: Learn How to Play...
by , Amanda Vick Lethco

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

May 03, 2005

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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, technic and additional repertoire 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, logical progression between each lesson, a thorough explanation of chord theory and playing styles, and outstanding extra songs, including folk, classical, and contemporary selections. At the completion of this course, the student will have learned to play some of the most popular music ever written and will have gained a good understanding of basic musical concepts and styles.<br /><br />Titles: <br />* Alouette<br />* Alpine Melody<br />* Amazing Grace<br />* Au Claire de la Lune<br />* Aunt Rhody<br />* Auld Lang Syne<br />* Aura Lee<br />* The Bandleader<br />* Beautiful Brown Eyes<br />* Blow the Man Down!<br />* Blues for Wynton Marsalis<br />* Brother John<br />* Café Vienna<br />* The Can-Can<br />* Chasing the Blues Away<br />* Chiapanecas<br />* Cockles and Mussels<br />* The Cuckoo<br />* Day is Done<br />* Dueling Harmonics<br />* The Entertainer<br />* A Friend Like You<br />* Go Down, Moses<br />* Good King Wenceslas<br />* Good Morning to You!<br />* Good People<br />* Got Those Blues<br />* Greensleeves<br />* Happy Birthday to You!<br />* Harmonica Rock<br />* Harp Song<br />* Here's a Happy Song!<br />* He's Got the Whole World in His Hands<br />* I'm Gonna Lay My Burden Down<br />* Jericho<br />* Jingle Bells<br />* Joy to the World!<br />* Kum-ba-yah!<br />* Largo (Dvorak)<br />* Lavender's Blue<br />* Lightly Row<br />* Little Brown Jug<br />* Liza Jane<br />* London Bridge<br />* Lone Star Waltz<br />* Love Somebody<br />* Lullaby<br />* The Marine's Hymn<br />* Mary Ann<br />* Merrily We Roll Along<br />* Mexican Hat Dance<br />* Michael, Row the Boat Ashore<br />* Money Can't Buy Everything<br />* My Fifth<br />* Ode to Joy<br />* On Top of Old Smoky<br />* O Sole Mio<br />* Raisins and Almonds<br />* Rock Along<br />* Rockets<br />* Rockin' Intervals
10x Your Guitar Progress While Practicing Less: How to Hack Your ...
by Guitar Head

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English

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Publication Date

September 06, 2019

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<h1><strong>Introducing, A New Way to Play Guitar Which Will 10x Your Progress without Spending Hours Practicing</strong></h1><p>If you want to get good at guitar as quick as possible <strong>without reading through bundles of theory, practicing for hours every day or playing the same boring melody for the 100<sup>th</sup> time</strong>……<u> regardless of age</u>……... you want to read this book.</p><h2><strong>Playing guitar is not as hard as the guitar industry wants you to believe. This book will cut the cr*p and tell you the truth.</strong></h2><ul><li><strong>You don’t need to: </strong>Spend hundreds of dollars getting 10 different guitar books and programs. Most of them teach you absolutely nothing.</li><li><strong>You don’t need to:</strong> Constantly learn new techniques and push yourself to play harder things by the day. It’s much simpler than that.</li><li><strong>You don’t need to:</strong> Waste a couple of hours every day practicing weird bending techniques and learning boring music theory. In fact, that is a great way to get stressed and confused.</li><li><strong>You don’t need to:</strong>   Obsess overplaying the same melody over and over or practicing things you don’t like. Instead, you can get good at guitar by playing only what you love.</li></ul><p>These are some of the harmful lies keeping you from achieving the level of excitement and happiness your guitar can truly give you.</p><p>And in this book, you’re going to learn something that <strong>most guitarist will never know</strong>….</p><h2><strong>The secret of the most successful guitarists on the planet and how they used it to transform their guitar playing.</strong></h2><p>Here are a few things that you’ll discover inside:</p><ul><li>The <strong>secret of James Hetfield from Metallica</strong> which allowed him to become one of the best guitarists in the world. And how you too can apply it to unlock your true potential.</li><li>How to apply the principles <strong>known</strong> <strong>only to the most powerful people on earth</strong> to create charisma and confidence in you as a guitarist.</li><li>A <strong>road map for your guitar journey</strong> which will eliminate all the BS and give you only the things you love to play.</li><li>Why you’ve been <strong>practicing guitar wrong</strong> the entire while. And how you can enjoy every minute you spend with the guitar.</li><li>The <strong>undiscussed technique used by professional musicians</strong> which gives them huge results out of short practice sessions.</li><li>The answers to the biggest questions <strong>“How long should I practice?”</strong> and <strong>“What should I practice?”</strong></li><li>How you can <strong>magically make time</strong> for guitar without having to think about it all the time</li></ul><p>And a whole lot more……</p><p>By the time you are done with the first part of this book, you’ll have fallen in love with your guitar and be proud to call yourself a guitarist!</p><p>You’ll have a lot more energy to play guitar and will look forward to your time with the guitar.</p><h2><strong>In short, you can play what you love on the guitar without practicing for hours every day or learning boring music theory. This book will show you how.</strong></h2><p><br /></p><p><strong>SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS!</strong></p><p>With this book how to hack your practice routine, you’ll also get a <strong>FREE PDF “25 things you are doing wrong with guitar”</strong>. It’s a list of the most common mistakes guitarists make and ways to avoid them.</p><h3><strong>Scroll up and click the “Buy Now” button to start playing guitar the right way!</strong></h3>
Play Dirty (Brooklyn Dawn Book 1)
by , Taryn Elliott

Language

English

Pages

512

Publication Date

August 31, 2019

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<h1>Run, he whispered in my ear. While you still can.</h1><br /> <br />I walked into a club called Ruin and found it—and him—when he bent me over the piano he was playing.<br /> <br />I did as he said, but not until after he’d decimated me in the filthiest way possible.<br /> <br />I loved every second.<br /> <br />That one, and the ones that came years later. When he sang with me against his will, although the words burned and the scar tissue left him raw.<br /> <br />Nash has secrets, deadly ones, and he won’t let me in. He just gives me dirty little tastes of him that make me desperate for more.<br /> <br />To the world, I’m on top. The lead singer of a famous rock band. <br /> <br />With Nash, I don’t mind getting on my knees.<br /> <br />But someone is watching us. And our stalker isn’t content to stay on the sidelines any longer.<br /> <br />The curtain is about to rise. Win, lose...or die.<br /> <br /><i><b>Author’s note:</b> Play Dirty is a standalone enemies to lovers rock star romance. It ends in a happily ever after.</i><br /> <br /><br /><b>★-★-★-★-★-★</b><br /><br />Play Dirty is <b>book 1</b> in the <i>Brooklyn Dawn</i> rockstar series. Our other rockstar series are also set in the Oblivion world.<br /> <br /><b>★ Series Reading Order ★</b><br /><br /><b>Lost in Oblivion</b><br />Seduced (prequel) <br />Rocked<br />Rock, Rattle and Roll<br />Twisted<br />Untwisted<br />Destroyed<br />Consumed<br />Committed<br />Shattered <br />Fused<br />Owned<br />Merry Oblivion<br />Paradise in Oblivion<br /><br /><b>Winchester Falls Trilogy</b><br />Anything But Mine<br />Bulletproof Weeks<br />Edge of Forever<br /><br /><b>Found in Oblivion</b><br />Bedded Bliss<br />Triple Trouble<br />Dirty Duet<br />Lost Lyric<br />Perfect Pitch<br />Raw Rhythm<br />Finding Forever<br /><br /><b>Hammered</b><br />Manaconda<br />Manhandled<br />Manipulated<br />Maneuvered<br /><br /><b>Rock Revenge Trilogy</b><br />Rock Revenge<br />Rock Reclaimed<br />Rock Redemption<br /><br /><b>Brooklyn Dawn</b><br />Play Dirty<br />Play Fast
Towards a Global Music History: Intercultural Convergence, Fusion...
by Mark Hijleh

Language

English

Pages

254

Publication Date

December 07, 2018

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<P>How do we explain the globalized musical world in which we find ourselves in the early 21st century and how did we arrive here? This extraordinary book outlines an understanding of the human musical story as an intercultural—and ultimately a transcultural—one, with travel and trade as the primary conditions and catalysts for the ongoing development of musical styles.</P><br /><P>Starting with the cultural and civilizational precedents that gave rise to the first global trading and travel network in both directions across the Afro-Eurasian Old World Web in the form of the Silk Road, the book proceeds to the rise of al-Andalus and its influence on Europe through the Iberian peninsula before considering the fusion of European, African and indigenous musics that emerged in the Americas between c1500-1920 as part of Atlantic culture and the New World Web, as well as the concurrent acceleration of globalism in music through European empires and exoticism. The book concludes by examining the musical implications of our current Age of Instantaneous Exchange that technology permits, and by revisiting the question of interculturality and transculurality in music.</P><br /><P></P>
Play Fast (Brooklyn Dawn Book 2)
by , Taryn Elliott

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English

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Publication Date

November 24, 2019

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<h1>Five reasons I should never go near Oz Taylor:</h1><br />• He’s a hot as sin world famous rockstar with a big...ax.<br />• He’s a huge, tattooed older guy with a piercing dark gaze that can destroy a woman’s virginity.<br />• He’s my forever best friend’s older brother.<br />• He hasn’t spoken to me in more than five years.<br />• Oh, and I’m pretty sure he hates me...<br />   <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>★ Series Reading Order ★</b><br /><br /><b>Lost in Oblivion</b><br />Seduced (prequel) <br />Rocked<br />Rock, Rattle and Roll<br />Twisted<br />Untwisted<br />Destroyed<br />Consumed<br />Committed<br />Shattered <br />Fused<br />Owned<br />Merry Oblivion<br />Paradise in Oblivion<br /><br /><b>Winchester Falls Trilogy</b><br />Anything But Mine<br />Bulletproof Weeks<br />Edge of Forever<br /><br /><b>Found in Oblivion</b><br />Bedded Bliss<br />Triple Trouble<br />Dirty Duet<br />Lost Lyric<br />Perfect Pitch<br />Raw Rhythm<br />Finding Forever<br /><br /><b>Hammered</b><br />Manaconda<br />Manhandled<br />Manipulated<br />Maneuvered<br /><br /><b>Rock Revenge Trilogy</b><br />Rock Revenge<br />Rock Reclaimed<br />Rock Redemption<br /><br /><b>Brooklyn Dawn</b><br />Play Dirty<br />Play Fast<br />

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