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Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a ...
by , Tim McGraw

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English

Pages

289

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • A celebration of American history through the music that helped to shape a nation, by Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham and music superstar Tim McGraw</b><br /><br /><b>“Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw form an irresistible duo—connecting us to music as an unsung force in our nation's history.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin</b><br /><br /> Through all the years of strife and triumph, America has been shaped not just by our elected leaders and our formal politics but also by our music—by the lyrics, performers, and instrumentals that have helped to carry us through the dark days and to celebrate the bright ones.<br /><br />From “The Star-Spangled Banner” to “Born in the U.S.A.,” Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw take readers on a moving and insightful journey through eras in American history and the songs and performers that inspired us. Meacham chronicles our history, exploring the stories behind the songs, and Tim McGraw reflects on them as an artist and performer. Their perspectives combine to create a unique view of the role music has played in uniting and shaping a nation.<br /><br /> Beginning with the battle hymns of the revolution, and taking us through songs from the defining events of the Civil War, the fight for women’s suffrage, the two world wars, the Great Depression, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and into the twenty-first century, Meacham and McGraw explore the songs that defined generations, and the cultural and political climates that produced them. Readers will discover the power of music in the lives of figures such as Harriet Tubman, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, Jr., and will learn more about some of our most beloved musicians and performers, including Marian Anderson, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, Carole King, Bruce Springsteen, and more.<br /><br /><i>Songs of America</i> explores both famous songs and lesser-known ones, expanding our understanding of the scope of American music and lending deeper meaning to the historical context of such songs as “My Country, ’Tis of Thee,” “God Bless America,” “Over There,” “We Shall Overcome,” and “Blowin’ in the Wind.” As Quincy Jones says, Meacham and McGraw have “convened a concert in<i> Songs of America</i>,” one that reminds us of who we are, where we’ve been, and what we, at our best, can be.
The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band
by , Mick Mars

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English

Pages

448

Publication Date

July 01, 2014

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<p><strong>NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL MOVIE STARRING MACHINE GUN KELLY, DANIEL WEBBER, DOUGLAS BOOTH, AND IWAN RHEON, DIRECTED BY JEFF TREMAINE.</strong></p><p>Celebrate thirty years of the world's most notorious rock band with the deluxe collectors' edition of <em>The Dirt</em>—the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred autobiography of Mötley Crüe. Fans have gotten glimpses into the band's crazy world of backstage scandals, celebrity love affairs, rollercoaster drug addictions, and immortal music in Mötley Crüe books like <em>Tommyland</em> and <em>The Heroin Diaries</em>, but now the full spectrum of sin and success by Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars is an open book in <em>The Dirt</em>. Even fans already familiar with earlier editions of the bestselling exposé will treasure this gorgeous deluxe edition. Joe Levy at <em>Rolling Stone</em> calls <em>The Dirt</em> "without a doubt . . . the most detailed account of the awesome pleasures and perils of rock & roll stardom I have ever read. It is completely compelling and utterly revolting."</p>
Dirty Like Me: A Dirty Rockstar Romance (Dirty, Book 1)
by Jaine Diamond

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English

Pages

406

Publication Date

November 02, 2016

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<b>A gorgeous rock star. An indecent proposal. How can a girl resist?</b><br /><br />Struggling barista Katie Bloom doesn’t even know who Jesse Mayes is until she inadvertently wins the coveted role of sex kitten in his hot new music video. But by the time she’s in bed with him, she knows his reputation.<br /><br />Love maker. Heartbreaker.<br /> <br />Making out with a stranger in front of a camera crew isn’t how Katie imagined herself getting over a broken heart, but when Jesse touches her, sparks fly. The sex is fake but the chemistry is real, and soon the steamy video is blazing up the charts.<br /><br />Then Jesse makes Katie an irresistible offer: act as his girlfriend for six weeks while he promotes his new album. The only catch? Their sizzling make-out sessions will be for the cameras only.<br /><br />Which is fine with Katie, since she's not about to trust her heart to rock's most legendary lover. Her body? Maybe…<br /><br /><i><b>Dirty Like Me</b> is the first full-length novel in the <b>Dirty</b> series—a rockstar romance series about the members of the rock band Dirty and the women and men who love them.</i><br /><br /><i>Novels in the Dirty series are interconnected standalones, each with an HEA; other books (novella/story collection) are not HEA, but are essential pieces of the overall story arcs. (There are ongoing storylines that develop throughout the series; reading them in order is not crucial but is HIGHLY recommended.)</i><br /><br /><i>Reading order:</i><br /><i><b>Dirty Like Me</b> (Dirty #1)</i><br /><i><b>Dirty Like Us</b> (Dirty #0.5) (novella)</i><br /><i><b>Dirty Like Brody</b> (Dirty #2)</i><br /><i><b>A Dirty Wedding Night</b> (Dirty #2.5)(story collection)</i><br /><i><b>Dirty Like Seth</b> (Dirty #3)</i><br /><i><b>Dirty Like Dylan</b> (Dirty #4)</i><br /><i><b>Dirty Like Jude</b> (Dirty #5)</i><br /><i><b>Dirty Like Zane</b> (Dirty #6)</i>
Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly
by Jim Derogatis

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

June 04, 2019

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<DIV><B>The essential account of R. Kelly’s actions and their consequences, a reckoning two decades in the making</B><BR />  <BR /> In November 2000, Chicago journalist and music critic Jim DeRogatis received an anonymous fax that alleged R. Kelly had a problem with “young girls.” Weeks later, DeRogatis broke the shocking story, publishing allegations that the R&B superstar and local hero had groomed girls, sexually abused them, and paid them off. DeRogatis thought his work would have an impact. Instead, Kelly’s career flourished.<BR /><BR /> No one seemed to care: not the music industry, not the culture at large, not the parents of numerous other young girls. But for more than eighteen years, DeRogatis stayed on the story. He was the one who was given the disturbing videotape that led to Kelly’s 2008 child pornography trial, the one whose window was shot out, and the one whom women trusted to tell their stories—of a meeting with the superstar at a classroom, a mall, a concert, or a McDonald’s that forever warped the course of their lives.<BR /><BR /><I>Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly</I> is DeRogatis’s masterpiece, a work of tenacious journalism and powerful cultural criticism. It tells the story of Kelly’s career, DeRogatis’s investigations, and the world in which the two crossed paths, and brings the story up to the moment when things finally seem to have changed. Decades in the making, this is an outrageous, darkly riveting account of the life and actions of R. Kelly, and their horrible impact on dozens of girls, by the only person to tell it.</DIV>
Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury
by , Matt Richards

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English

Pages

449

Publication Date

November 22, 2016

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For the first time, the final years of one of the world's most captivating rock showman are laid bare. Including interviews from Freddie Mercury's closest friends in the last years of his life, along with personal photographs, Somebody to Love is an authoritative biography of the great man.<br /><br />Here are previously unknown and startling facts about the singer and his life, moving detail on his lifelong search for love and personal fulfilment, and of course his tragic contraction of a then killer disease in the mid-1980s.<br /><br />Woven throughout Freddie's life is the shocking story of how the HIV virus came to hold the world in its grip, was cruelly labelled 'The Gay Plague' and the unwitting few who indirectly infected thousands of men, women and children - Freddie Mercury himself being one of the most famous.<br /><br />The death of this vibrant and spectacularly talented rock star, shook the world of medicine as well as the world of music. Somebody to Love finally puts the record straight and pays detailed tribute to the man himself.
Forever and Ever, Amen: A Memoir of Music, Faith, and Braving the...
by Randy Travis

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

May 14, 2019

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<p><strong>The long-awaited, deeply personal story of one of American music's greatest icons, a remarkable tale of the utmost heights of fame and success, the deepest lows of life's sorrows, and a miraculous return from the brink of death—told as only Randy Travis can.</strong></p><p>Beloved around the world, Randy Travis has sold more than 25 million albums in both country and gospel and is considered one of the finest performers of his generation, admired by superstars across the musical landscape, from Garth Brooks to Mick Jagger.</p><p>From a working-class background in North Carolina to a job as a cook and club singer in Nashville to his "overnight success" with his smash 1986 album <em>Storms of Life--</em>which launched the neotraditional movement in country music--Randy’s first three decades are a true rags-to-riches story.</p><p>But in 2009, this seemingly charmed life began a downward spiral. His marriage dissolved, he discovered that his finances had unraveled, and his struggles with anger led to alcohol abuse, public embarrassment, and even police arrest in 2012.</p><p>Then, just as he was putting his life back together, Randy suffered a devastating viral cardiomyopathy that led to a massive stroke which he was not expected to survive.  Yet he not only survived but also learned to walk again and in 2016 accepted his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame by singing the hymn that explains his life today: "Amazing Grace."</p><p>Filled with never-before-told stories, <em>Forever and Ever, Amen</em> is a riveting tale of unfathomable success, great joy, deep pain, and redemption that can come only from above.</p>
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock...
by David Browne

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English

Pages

470

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<div><a name="_MailOriginal"><b>"In what is the most comprehensive biography of the group to date, Browne compiles a fun and fast-paced music history.... an authoritative chronicle." --<i>Publishers Weekly</i><br /></b></div><div><a name="_MailOriginal"><b><br /></b></div><div><a name="_MailOriginal"><b>The first and most complete narrative biography of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, by acclaimed music journalist and <i>Rolling Stone</i> senior writer David Browne</b><br /></div><div><a name="_MailOriginal"><br /></div> Even in the larger-than-life world of rock and roll, it was hard to imagine four more different men. David Crosby, the opinionated hippie guru. Stephen Stills, the perpetually driven musician. Graham Nash, the tactful pop craftsman. Neil Young, the creatively restless loner. But together, few groups were as in sync with their times as Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Starting with the original trio's landmark 1969 debut album, the group embodied much about its era: communal musicmaking, protest songs that took on the establishment and Richard Nixon, and liberal attitudes toward partners and lifestyles. Their group or individual songs--"Wooden Ships," "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," "After the Gold Rush," "For What It's Worth" (with Stills and Young's Buffalo Springfield), "Love the One You're With," "Long Time Gone," "Just a Song Before I Go," "Southern Cross"--became the soundtrack of a generation. <br /><br /> But their story would rarely be as harmonious as their legendary and influential vocal blend. In the years that followed, these four volatile men would continually break up, reunite, and disband again--all against a backdrop of social and musical change, recurring disagreements and jealousies, and self-destructive tendencies that threatened to cripple them both as a group and as individuals.<br /><br /> In <i>Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock's Greatest Supergroup</i>, longtime music journalist and <i>Rolling Stone</i> writer David Browne presents the ultimate deep dive into rock and roll's most musical and turbulent brotherhood on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Featuring exclusive interviews with David Crosby and Graham Nash along with band members, colleagues, fellow superstars, former managers, employees, and lovers-and with access to unreleased music and documents--Browne takes readers backstage and onstage, into the musicians' homes, recording studios, and psyches, to chronicle the creative and psychological ties that have bound these men together--and sometimes torn them apart. This is the sweeping story of rock's longest-running, most dysfunctional, yet pre-eminent musical family, delivered with the epic feel their story rightly deserves.
Guitar Fretboard: Memorize The Fretboard In Less Than 24 Hours: 3...
by Guitar Head

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English

Pages

58

Publication Date

May 10, 2018

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<h1><strong>Learning all the notes on the fretboard taking too long? Or worse - seems impossible? This book will unlock all the notes in <em>5 Simple steps!</em></strong></h1><br /><h2>Why Should I learn the Fretboard?</h2><br />Throughout my years of experience with the guitar, I have come across multiple "pro guitarists" who cannot name the note they just played. Learning guitar theory with no knowledge about the names of the fretboard is comparable to learning complex arithmetic equations without knowing numbers! This book will make sure you don't end up like one of those guitarists! Here is why you should learn the fretboard:<br /><ul><br /><li>Understand how <em>notes are arranged</em> on the fretboard</li><br /><li>Create a <em>mind map</em> to navigate through the fretboard</li><br /><li><em>Communicate the ideas</em> you have in your head to written format or to other musicians</li><br /><li>Create various <em>visual references</em> to make the fretboard less daunting</li><br /><li>And lots more</li><br /></ul><br /><h2>Why Should I buy this book?</h2><br />It's only fair to ask yourself this question before spending your hard-earned money on anything. Here is what you'll find inside:<br /><ul><br /><li>The whole process of learning the fretboard simplified into <em><strong>5 easy steps</strong></em></li><br /><li>A <em><strong>step by step approach</strong></em> which will give you results even if you are a <em>complete beginner</em></li><br /><li><em><strong>35+ exercises and tips</strong></em> to make sure you get results as fast as humanly possible</li><br /><li>The <em><strong>theory behind every concept</strong></em> for those who need it</li><br /><li>Countless <em><strong>memory techniques</strong> </em>to make the process as simple as possible</li><br /><li>Beginner friendly - <em><strong>no prior music experience</strong></em> required</li><br /><li>All this taught in less <em><strong>than a day!</strong></em></li><br /></ul><br /><h2>Why this book from among the 100 others?</h2><br />I know there are multiple books out there that teaches you the exact same things. They have a lot more reviews and have been out for longer than this book. But here is how this book is different:<br /><ul><br /><li>Unique <em><strong>memory techniques</strong></em> which cannot be found elsewhere</li><br /><li><em><strong>High quality pictures</strong> </em>and diagrams to give you the whole picture</li><br /><li><em><strong>Free bonus materia</strong></em>l including fretboard diagrams, Flash cards, Reference material and lots more!</li><br /><li>Gives you <em><strong>results faster</strong> </em>than any book out there!</li><br /></ul><br />I hope that was enough reasons to make you jump onto the book! So, what are you waiting for?<br /><br /><h1><em>Scroll up and click the BUY NOW button to get access to such a goldmine!</em></h1>
Rockonomics: A Backstage Tour of What the Music Industry Can Teac...
by Alan B. Krueger

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English

Pages

310

Publication Date

June 04, 2019

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<b>Alan Krueger, a former chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, uses the music industry, from superstar artists to music executives, from managers to promoters, as a way in to explain key principles of economics, and the forces shaping our economic lives.</b><br /><br />The music industry is a leading indicator of today's economy; it is among the first to be disrupted by the latest wave of technology, and examining the ins and outs of how musicians create and sell new songs and plan concert tours offers valuable lessons for what is in store for businesses and employees in other industries that are struggling to adapt. <br /><br />Drawing on interviews with leading band members, music executives, managers, promoters, and using the latest data on revenues, royalties, streaming tour dates, and merchandise sales, <i>Rockonomics</i> takes readers backstage to show how the music industry really works--who makes money and how much, and how the economics of the music industry has undergone a radical transformation during recent decades.<br /><br />Before digitalization and the ability to stream music over the Internet, rock stars made much of their income from record sales. Today, income from selling songs has plummeted, even for superstars like James Taylor and Taylor Swift. The real money nowadays is derived from concert sales. In 2017, for example, Billy Joel earned $27.4 million from his live performances, and less than $2 million from record sales and streaming. Even Paul McCartney, who has written and recorded more number one songs than anyone in music history, today, earns 80 percent of his income from live concerts. Krueger tackles commonly asked questions: How does a song become popular? And how does a new artist break out in today's winner-take-all economy? How can musicians and everyday workers earn a living in the digital economy?
Advanced Jazz Guitar Concepts: Modern Jazz Guitar Soloing with Tr...
by , Joseph Alexander

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English

Pages

77

Publication Date

July 11, 2019

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<h1>Master advanced jazz guitar techniques with Jens Larsen</h1><ul><li>Are you looking to take the next step on your jazz guitar journey? </li><li>Do you want to learn the most cutting edge jazz theory and concepts from one of the world’s most popular jazz guitarists? </li><li>Would you like a simple method that gives you the tools you need to create your own, contemporary-sounding lines?</li></ul><p>In<b> Advanced Jazz Guitar Techniques</b> jazz guitar virtuoso Jens Larsen provides more deep insights into the techniques and theory of contemporary jazz guitar. </p><p>You’ll discover a practical, no-nonsense guide to jazz guitar topics that have mystified even experienced jazz musicians – such as effective soloing with triad pairs, applying quartal harmony, how and when to use altered scales, and much more!</p><p>Master the advanced guitar techniques and melodic concepts you’ve heard in the music of everyone from <i>Charlie Parker</i> and <i>Wes Montgomery</i>, to <i>Kurt Rosenwinkel</i>, <i>Michael Brecker</i> and <i>Mike Moreno</i>. </p><h2>What you’ll learn:</h2><ul><li>How to use tritone substitution more effectively in your playing</li><li>Chord and scale substitution ideas to create new sounds with scales you already know</li><li>How to use triad pairs from the Altered Scale</li><li>How to combine triads, arpeggios and scale runs to create melodic, modern-sounding licks that avoid clichés</li><li>Intervallic patterns to introduce exciting melodic leaps into your jazz soloing</li><li>The Augmented and Tritone scales and how to use them</li></ul><h2>Advanced jazz guitar concepts</h2><p>Jens Larsen gets to the heart of modern jazz guitar playing to focus on the techniques and theory that will set your playing apart from the crowd. His new jazz guitar book teaches how to create quartal arpeggio licks that combine the old-school cool jazz vocabulary of <i>McCoy Tyner</i> and <i>John Coltrane</i> with the modern sounds of <i>Gilad Hekselman</i>, <i>Jonathan Kreisberg</i> and <i>Mike Moreno</i>.</p><p>His ground breaking chapter on intervallic structures shows you how to create exciting lines by converting drop 2 and shell chord voicings into arpeggio structures – as heard in the playing of jazz saxophonists like <i>Michael Brecker</i> and <i>Chris Potter</i>.</p><h2>The complete modern jazz guitar toolkit</h2><p>In Advanced Jazz Guitar Techniques, you’ll find: </p><ul><li>A wealth of instantly useable melodic jazz guitar licks</li><li>Jazz arpeggio and scale concepts you can absorb into your playing immediately</li><li>Dozens of creative jazz guitar ideas to break out of musical ruts</li><li>A clear explanation of every jazz guitar technique that you can use immediately!</li></ul><p>The emphasis is on making the jazz guitar concepts your own. You won’t just learn great licks – you’ll understand how they work and how to adapt each one to your musical taste.</p><h2>Here’s What You Get:</h2><ul><li>A step-by-step jazz guitar method that starts simple and adds layers of complexity</li><li>Perfectly notated examples with tab and studio-quality audio to download for FREE</li><li>A full-length blues with a solo analysis demonstrating all the concepts at work</li><li>Apply your knowledge to the most common progressions in jazz</li></ul><p>All the examples in this book are taught over the ii V I progression, so you can immediately apply them to any jazz standard. In addition, the concepts are shown in a full-length Bb Blues solo that turns the jazz theory into exciting melodic lines over familiar chord changes.</p><h2>Hear it!</h2><p>Download over 80 free audio examples, so you can hear exactly how each example should sound.</p><p>Buy it now and master advanced jazz guitar soloing today!</p>

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