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How to Wreck a Nice Beach
The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop, The Machine Speaks
Written by Dave Tompkins


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $22.95

The history of the vocoder: how popular music hijacked the Pentagon's speech scrambling weapon

The vocoder, invented by Bell Labs in 1928, once guarded phones from eavesdroppers during World War II; by the Vietnam War, it was repurposed as a voice-altering tool for musicians, and is now the ubiquitous voice of popular... Read more >
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Is Tiny Dancer Really Elton's Little John?
Is Tiny Dancer Really Elton's Little John?
Written by Gavin Edwards
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307496232
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Is Tiny Dancer Really Elton's Little John?
Music's Most Enduring Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed
Written by Gavin Edwards


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2010
Price: $11.99

Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll, and . . . Ham Sandwiches?

If you are a music fan, you may be aware of some of music’s most enduring mysteries. Where did Pearl Jam get their name? Are the White Stripes related by blood or by marriage? Did Mama Cass really die from choking... Read more >
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QUARTET PLAYING,ART OF
QUARTET PLAYING,ART OF
Written by David Blum
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307831804
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QUARTET PLAYING,ART OF

Written by David Blum


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2013
Price: $13.99

How do four instrumentalists with strong individual tastes and temperaments manage to forge a distinctive approach to the music they play? This extraordinary book ushers readers into the workshop of one of the world's most accomplished string quartets. In rich and probing conversations with their longtime friend and musicologist and conductor... Read more >
Writing Gordon Lightfoot
Writing Gordon Lightfoot
Written by Dave Bidini
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780771012594
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Writing Gordon Lightfoot
The Man, the Music, and the World in 1972
Written by Dave Bidini


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $13.99

From acclaimed musician and author Dave Bidini comes a brilliantly original look at a folk-rock legend and the momentous week in 1972 that culminated in the Mariposa Folk Festival.

July, 1972. As musicians across Canada prepare for the nation's biggest folk festival, held on Toronto Island, a series of events unfold that... Read more >
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How to Be a Record Producer in the Digital Era
How to Be a Record Producer in the Digital Era
Written by Megan Perry, Foreword by Ron Fair
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307875259
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How to Be a Record Producer in the Digital Era

Written by Megan Perry
Foreword by Ron Fair


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: June 2, 2010
Price: $15.99

The insider’s guide to becoming an insider. Want to become a record producer? Get this book. It’s the authoritative, up-to-the-minute guide to getting what it takes to become a success in today’s exciting, hyper-competitive music business. For musicians interested in hands-on record production, for aspiring pros, for anyone with an interest... Read more >
The Essential Classical Recordings
The Essential Classical Recordings
Written by Rick Phillips
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551995212
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The Essential Classical Recordings
100 CDs for Today's Listener
Written by Rick Phillips


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $12.99

Most guides to classical recordings on CD comprise thousands of brief listings. In their attempt to be comprehensive, they end up being heavy and intimidating. Phillips knows better. He sticks to what he considers to be the 101 essential CDs, and tells readers not only why each one is the best... Read more >
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Chasin the Trane
Chasin the Trane
Written by J.C. Thomas
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307820327
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Chasin the Trane

Written by J.C. Thomas


Format: eBook, 252 pages
On Sale: June 6, 2012
Price: $13.99

He was always elusive, on and off the stand; like his music, he was constantly moving, incessantly changing. Just as Charlie Parker stood astride the jazz world of the late 40s and 50s, so did John Coltrane in the late 50s and 60s.

Trane was a giant of the saxophone and... Read more >
Cinderella and Company
Cinderella and Company
Written by Manuela Hoelterhoff
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307773241
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Cinderella and Company
Backstage at the Opera with Cecilia Bartoli
Written by Manuela Hoelterhoff


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 15, 2010
Price: $13.99

A wickedly funny look at opera today--the feuds and deals, maestros and managers, divine voices and outsized egos--and a portrait of the opera world's newest superstar at a formative point in her life and career.
        In Cinderella & Company, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Manuela Hoelterhoff takes us on a two-year trip on the... Read more >
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Seventeen Famous Operas
Seventeen Famous Operas
Written by Ernest Newman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307830838
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Seventeen Famous Operas

Written by Ernest Newman


Format: eBook, 688 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2013
Price: $18.99

“The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working.” –Ernest Newman
 
In Seventeen Famous Operas, renowned musicologist and music critic Ernest Newman goes beyond simply retelling the plots of the operas he has chosen to feature in this volume. Because for Newman... Read more >
Wicked Messenger
Bob Dylan and the 1960s; Chimes of Freedom, revised and expanded
Written by Mike Marqusee


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $18.95

Bob Dylan’s abrupt abandonment of overtly political songwriting in the mid-1960s caused an uproar among critics and fans. In Wicked Messenger, acclaimed cultural-political commentator Mike Marqusee advances the new thesis that Dylan did not drop politics from his songs but changed the manner of his critique to address the changing political... Read more >
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