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So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star
So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star
Written by Jacob Slichter
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780767919012
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So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star
How I Machine-Gunned a Roomful Of Record Executives and Other True Tales from a Drummer's Life
Written by Jacob Slichter


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 29, 2004
Price: $11.99

A hilarious inside look at the real business of popular music by the drummer of Semisonic that does for rock and roll what Jim Bouton's Ball Four did for baseball.

After years of working day jobs and making music in his basement, Jacob Slichter wondered if his dreams of rock stardom were... Read more >
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Mountain Music Fills the Air: Banjos and Dulcimers
Mountain Music Fills the Air: Banjos and Dulcimers
Written by Foxfire Fund, Inc.
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307948304
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Mountain Music Fills the Air: Banjos and Dulcimers
The Foxfire Americana Libray (11)
Written by Foxfire Fund, Inc.


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $2.99

Banjos and dulcimers have always been an essential part of Appalachian music, shared and enjoyed throughout the generations. Here, musicians share the history of the instruments and show how they are constructed, piece by piece, with photos and diagrams.  Read more >
Practicing
Practicing
Written by Glenn Kurtz
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307489760
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Practicing
A Musician's Return to Music
Written by Glenn Kurtz


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2008
Price: $13.99

In a remarkable memoir written with insight and humor, Glenn Kurtz takes us from his first lessons at the age of eight to his acceptance at the elite New England Conservatory of Music. After graduation, he attempts a solo career in Vienna but soon realizes that he has neither the ego... Read more >
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Verdi With a Vengeance
Verdi With a Vengeance
Written by William Berger
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ISBN: 9780307756336
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Verdi With a Vengeance
An Energetic Guide to the Life and Complete Works of the King of Opera
Written by William Berger


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: June 23, 2010
Price: $15.99

Everything you could possibly know about Verdi and his operas, from the brilliant and humorous author of Wagner Without Fear.

If you want to know why La traviata was actually a flop at its premiere in 1853, it's in here.  If you want to know why claiming to have heard Bjorling's Chicago performance... Read more >
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Ticket to the Opera
Ticket to the Opera
Written by Phil G. Goulding
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ISBN: 9780307761842
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Ticket to the Opera
Discovering and Exploring 100 Famous Works, History, Lore, and Singers, with Rec
Written by Phil G. Goulding


Format: eBook, 720 pages
On Sale: March 30, 2011
Price: $15.99

In Ticket to the Opera, Phil G. Goulding finally makes the magic and mystique of opera accessible to all. Here he offers a complete operatic education, including history, definitions of key musical terms, opera lore and gossip, portraits of famous singers and the roles they immortalized, as well as pithy introductions... Read more >
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Puccini Without Excuses
Puccini Without Excuses
Written by William Berger
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307542908
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Puccini Without Excuses
A Refreshing Reassessment of the World's Most Popular Composer
Written by William Berger


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 1, 2009
Price: $15.99

Puccini is the most beloved composer of opera in the world: one quarter of all opera performances in the U.S. are of his operas, his music pervades movie soundtracks, and his plots have infiltrated our popular culture. But, although Puccini’s art still captivates audiences and the popularity of such works as... Read more >
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Rebel Music
Rebel Music
Written by Hisham Aidi
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ISBN: 9780307908681
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Rebel Music
Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture
Written by Hisham Aidi


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $15.99

This fascinating, timely, and important book on the connection between music and political activism among Muslim youth around the world looks at how hip-hop, jazz, and reggae, along with Andalusian and Gnawa music, have become a means of building community and expressing protest in the face of the West’s policies in...

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Blues Legacies and Black Feminism
Blues Legacies and Black Feminism
Written by Angela Y. Davis
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ISBN: 9780307574442
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Blues Legacies and Black Feminism
Gertrude Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday
Written by Angela Y. Davis


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2011
Price: $14.99

From one of this country's most important intellectuals comes a brilliant analysis of the blues tradition that examines the careers of three crucial black women blues singers through a feminist lens. Angela Davis provides the historical, social, and political contexts with which to reinterpret the performances and lyrics of Gertrude "Ma"... Read more >
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Le Freak
Le Freak
Written by Nile Rodgers
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ISBN: 9780679644033
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Le Freak
An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny
Written by Nile Rodgers


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $15.99

NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 10 ROCK MEMOIRS OF ALL TIME BY ROLLING STONE
 
From Chic to Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers is the creative force behind some of the biggest hits ever recorded. Here is the story of how global pop’s greatest genius transformed his own dramatic life into the... Read more >
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Stradivari's Genius
Stradivari's Genius
Written by Toby Faber
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ISBN: 9781588362148
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Stradivari's Genius
Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection
Written by Toby Faber


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 9, 2012
Price: $11.99

“’Tis God gives skill, but not without men’s hands: He could not make Antonio Stradivari’s violins without Antonio.”
–George Eliot

Antonio Stradivari (1644—1737) was a perfectionist whose single-minded pursuit of excellence changed the world of music. In the course of his long career in the northern Italian city of Cremona, he created more... Read more >
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