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Famous Composers and Their Works (Vol. 1&2): Biographies and Music of Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Schumann, Strauss, Verdi, Rossini, Haydn, Franza??

Famous Composers and Their Works is a study on music and biographies of some of the world's greatest composers in history.Table of Contents:Volume I:Orlando di LassoThe Netherland MastersGiovanni Pierluigi da PalestrinaClaudio MonteverdeAlessandro ScarlattiGiovanni Battista PergoleseGioacchino RossiniVincenzo BelliniGaetano DonizettiGasparo Luigi Pacifico SpontiniLuigi CherubiniArrigo BoitoGiovanni SgambatiGuiseppi VerdiMusic in ItalyJohann Sebastian BachGeorge Frederick HandelChristoph Wilibald GluckFranz Joseph HaydnVolume II:Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van Beethoven (Biography)The Deafness of BeethovenBeethoven as ComposerFranz Peter SchubertLudwig SpohrCarl Maria von WeberHeinrich MarschnerFelix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Robert SchumannRobert FranzGiacomo MeyerbeerStrauss

VIC FLICK, GUITARMAN: FROM JAMES BOND TO THE BEATLES AND BEYOND

"Vic's book is an amazing read, full of his entertaining sense of humour and a reservoir of miscellaneous facts and tales of the studios and the musicians who made London such a fabulous place to be in the '60s. Miss it at your peril." - Pipeline (UK)This book is by a musician who worked in every major recording and television studio in London during that wonderful musical period of the 1960s and 1970s.One of the first call session guitarists in the UK, Vic Flick has a bounty of true stories. Stories of the drama and humor, the tensions and the rewards of working with first class musicians and internationally known artists in the world of recording, Television and Radio..Vic Flick's connection with the James Bond films is legend. His guitar sound on the James Bond Theme stirred the hearts and imaginations of a generation. Here is a book that tells of the music business from the inside, about the music, the good and the bad business practices, the money, the agents and the managers.From the Beatles to Nancy Sinatra, from Tom Jones to Dusty Springfield, it's all within the pages of Vic's autobiography.

Guitar Practice Guide: A Practice Guide for Guitarists and other Musicians

A 5900 word Practise Guide for Guitarists. Important areas are covered (listed below) giving a grounding on how to approach practise generally and make improvements on the guitar. Various issues you may come across are discussed with guidance on how to deal with them. Where appropriate, statements are backed-up by references to scientific research papers. Subject covered include the following:How much PractiseHow OftenConcentrationPatiencePhysical LimitsSmall Intermittent BreaksMental LimitsCoordinationSense of Timing and RhythmHow to Stay in TimePractise SpeedDownload your Free Practise Guide for Guitarists Now!

Pentatonic Scales: Master the Fretboard Quickly and Easily & Sound Like a Pro, In One Hour (or Less) (Guitar Technique, Improvisation, Scales, Mastery)

Do YOU Know Your Scales? Are You Sure..?I spent 9 years playing guitar, even getting to a high level, without knowing my scales backwards and forwards. I was actually embarrassed when I jammed with others. It turns out that I focused too much on technique instead of theory.So I dropped everything and created a never-before-seen system that would go on to help me master my scales. Now, I play them backwards and forwards. Today only, get the new 'Guitar Pentatonic Scales' ebook for just $0.99. Regularly priced at $3.99.Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.You’re about to discover how to play four scales anywhere on the fretboard: The natural major The natural minorThe major pentatonic, and The minor pentatonic You will be able to look down at your fretboard, and instead of looking at it with confusion, you'll be able to play your scales anywhere you'd like.When your friend plays a chord, you'll be able to play over that chord anyway you'd like.You'll also be able to jump between the natural and pentatonic scales.These skills form the basis to every other skill related to improvisation on the guitar.Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...Learn how these four basic scales are connectedLearn five basic building blocks that make it so very easy to learn all scales Jump around the fretboard, both upwards and sidewaysLearn how scales are connected to chordsDiscover how the CAGED system is intimately connected to these four scales Learn how to convert one type of scale into another at willTons of charts, for both left-handed and right-handed playersMuch, much more!Can you honestly say that you can do all those things?If yes, show this to a friend. If not, then...Download your copy today!Don't leave your guitar playing to chance!Take action today and download this book for a limited time discount of only $0.99!This book is part of a series that teach guitar technique, theory, improvisation, and eventual mastery.

Free Guitar Lesson Pack: Starter Bundle

Free mini lessons for guitar!Looking for inspiration? Not sure where to start? Welcome to the Free Guitar Lesson Pack! Here you’ll find a collection of popular lessons taken from our series of bestselling guitar books. Topics include fretboard memorization basics, an introduction to good technique, fundamentals for understanding chords and scales, tips on effective practice, and more.Whether you’re stuck in a rut or are just starting out, these mini lessons are the perfect guitar kick-starter—and best of all, they’re completely free!Scroll up and download now to get started!

Pop Quiz Vol 1: 100 Multiple-Choice Questions on 7 Decades of Pop Music (Rock, Pop, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, Indie, Punk Rock, New Wave, Rap, Grunge, Country, Soul, Glam Rock, Folk, Brit Pop)

Whether you’re playing on your own or testing your friends, this collection of 100 multiple-choice questions on 7 decades of pop music will bring lots of fun.

Charcoal Notes: Record Label Romance (Red & Black Series Book 1)

Ultimate friends to lovers romance.There was a time when Sebastian Wild had the music world eating out of his hands. Rock band, Fragile were at their height of fame when they gave it all up.It seemed a good idea when Sebastian started Red & Black record label with his best friend, Alex Devlin. Sebastian was over the moon when Tara Adkins agreed to come on board to spearhead the marketing.Sweet, innocent Tara. He knew her life choices and had no problem marrying her before he could take her to bed.The problem? She was his best friend and only saw him as a rock star man whore.Tara Adkins had been in lust with Sebastian for too many years. Lust had moved to love when she started working at Red & Black record label. The handsome, sexy rock star had her heart racing every time he walked into her office.The problem? She wished she’d never told him about her rules of love. Date, marry then have sex. He was her best friend and only saw her as an innocent woman who was too buttoned up to let her wild side show.Sebastian and Tara embark on a passionate journey, attempting to prove to each other that it only matters what they think about their relationship, not the public or his parents. Neither believes they are good enough for marriage.Sebastian thought he had won her heart until Valentino, the devious, handsome Italian tries to lure Tara away.Will Valentino beat Sebastian to marry Tara or will Tara listen to Sebastian’s parents and believe she is just another groupie to fall for the rock star?Find out in the new series of Brighton’s latest record label that every musician wants to be signed to.

Violin for Beginners: 3 in 1- Beginner's Guide+ Contemporary Tips and Tricks+ An Essential Guide to Reading Music and Playing Melodious Violin Songs

In this book, "Violin for Beginners," we have brought you the simplest way to learn the violin. We have included details on how to find the best instrument and what you must do to get started. Here are just a few of the things you’ll learn…•The best violin to help you get started•Scales for the beginner•Methods of playing the violin•Proper posture and hand positioning•Bowing, gliding, tonal quality, and more•Accessories needed•How to care for your violin•Lots more!This book helps you discover the world of violin music and how to take your first steps to become an expert. If you’ve always loved the beauty of the sound of the violin and dreamed of being able to make lovely music, then grab your copy of this book today.A musician is buried inside of you, just waiting to be released. Click the Buy Now button to get started on your musical journey today!Even though the violin can be hard to learn, it's still a beautiful instrument with a sound that mesmerizes most people who hear it for the first time. There's a reason why most orchestra arrangements have a violin as the center of the musical piece; their beautiful sound evokes feelings in even the disinterested listener. The sound is just too beautiful to ignore, which is probably what brought you here.With all of this in mind, it's no wonder you're interested in learning how to play the violin. You'll find expensive tutors and music academies for which you probably don't have the time in these modern ages. With most violin tutors available to you, as well as most information available online, you don't know who to trust or what to believe. You wish to have a clear and safe path ahead of you before you take the leap of faith and buy yourself a new violin. This situation is more common than it seems, and the answer lies right here in this book.In this book you’ll learn…•The basics of music notation•Time and rhythm•Tempo and how to keep proper time•Scales•Playing techniques•And much more!This book is designed to take you from an absolute absence of musical knowledge to enough knowledge to read a music sheet and play it on your violin. It has all the basic knowledge taught in strict music academies, as well as everything that you need to learn about the violin and the right way to play it.Whether you want to play the violin for your family, your friends, for yourself, or any other reason, this book will set you on the right path so that you can progress from amateur to a complete, well-rounded violin player. There's no reason to be afraid. Take the leap and buy the violin because as long as you use this book, it's a fact that you'll get amazing results. The sound you'll produce will go beyond your wildest dreams.

Plug In And Play: Guitar!

As the title suggests it's plug in and play- no messing about. Any guitar will do, electric, acoustic, classical so long as its got some frets and strings!Pick Grip, Tuning, Strumming, Chords and Songs. All you need to get going. Each example also has a free online video demo, so you can really see what's going on.

HARMONY & IMPROVISATION FREE MUSIC LESSONS: Music Theory & Exercises in Jazz, Blues, etc.

Learn and practice music theory and improvisationWhat is this book for?I have written this free ebook to introduce you to my teaching method of music theory and improvisation, and for you to try out its effectiveness.What Will you find?I have selected the most representative lessons of the four books that I have published in Amazon for you to try and practice each concept. MODERN HARMONY STEP BY STEP: Chords, scales, improvisation, and composition in modern music: Jazz, Blues, Rock, Funk, Pop and more.MODERN HARMONY, EXERCISES I: Basic Concepts, Major and Minor Key.MODERN HARMONY, EXERCISES II: Scales, Modes, Melodic analysis and Reharmonization.HOW TO IMPROVISE IN MODERN MUSIC: Tools and exercises for music and jazz improvisation (mp3 tracks).In each chapter you will find: theory, exercises with their solutions and tools for improvisation with examples accompanied by mp3 files.Why is this important?At first, the word harmony usually provokes some degree of panic. In my years of teaching,I have found a bit of resistance in my students when approaching this matter, generally with the erroneous idea that it is something very complex and boring, and not necessary for learning how to play.Basically, if you can count up to 12 you may learn harmony and benefit greatly from the knowledge this will bring you.I see these four books as a continuous path that begins with the theory and finishes with its application playing the instrument of your choice.Enjoy and experiment!

Transformer: The Complete Lou Reed Story: Free Sampler

‘A triumph’ - Time OutTransformer is the only complete and comprehensive telling of the Lou Reed story.Legendary songwriter and guitarist Lou Reed passed away on the 27th October 2013, but his musical influence is assured. Now discover the true story of the Velvet Underground pioneer in this update of Bockris’s classic biography.Transformer: The Complete Lou Reed Story follows the great songwriter and singer through the series of transformations that define each period of his fifty year career. It opens with the teenage electroshock treatments that dominated his memories of childhood and never stops revealing layer after layer of this complex and often anguished artist and man. Transformer is based on Lou’s collaborations with the hardest and most romantic artists of his times, from John Cale, Andy Warhol, and Nico, through David Bowie, Robert Wilson, Laurie Anderson and the ghost of Edgar Alan Poe. Rippling underneath everything he did are Lou’s relationships with his various muses, from his college sweetheart to his three wives (and one drag queen).Leading Lou Reed biographer, Victor Bockris - who knew Lou throughout the Rachel Years, from Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal to the Bells - updates his original biography in the wake of Lou’s death. Through new interviews and photos, he reveals the many transformations of this larger-than-life character, including his final shift from Rock Monster to the Prince Charming he had always wanted to be in the twenty years he spent with the love of his life, Laurie Anderson . Except with Lou, you could never really know what might happen next…Including previously unseen photographs and contributions from Lou’s innermost circle and collaborators that include similarly esteemed artists such as Andy Warhol and David Bowie, Transformer is as captivating and vivid a read as befits an American master.

The Shanty Book, Part I, Sailor Shanties

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Taylor Swift: The Whole Story FREE SAMPLER

INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE BONUS CHAPTER: The Wit and Wisdom of Taylor Swift

The first 2 chapters from the full story of Taylor Swift's stratospheric rise to fame; all any dedicated Swifty needs to know about the pop superstar who's taking over the world.

A small-town girl with an incredible talent, and the strength to realise her dream, Taylor has grown into an award-winning, chart-topping artist and worldwide star, as well as a strong and stylish woman. But how did she get there? And what lies in store for her in the future?

From childhood dreams of a musical future in Pennsylvania, to determined and budding teen musician with a trademark she's stayed faithful to ever since: honest lyrics about real-life events; her fight to be taken seriously in the music industry, through to the rewards of success and the intense pressure of expectation, Taylor Swift: The Whole Story is a full account of Taylor's incredible journey, with everything you need to know about America's Sweetheart.

This compelling book is packed full of fascinating details revealing the true Taylor - what drives, motivates and moves her, how she overcame the challenges that loomed on the road to fame and how authentic her wholesome image is, plus the truth about her relationships with Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal and Conor Kennedy and who she's really talking about on her tracks.

The full portrait of a girl who could so easily have faded into the background - but who blossomed in the spotlight into a grounded, graceful and inspiring young woman.

Flute for Beginners: 3 in 1- Beginner's Guide+ Tips and Tricks+ An Essential Guide to Reading Music and Playing Melodious Flute Songs

Unlike many how-to books that make promises upon promises, with this book, you are guaranteed to know how to read music properly, and improve your tone. There is also practical advice which will help you play more easily and more musically. Other critical questions addressed in this book include:● Where do I begin?● How can I improve my tone?● How can I easily transition between notes?● What is the easiest way to learn scales?Being self-taught means you're very self-disciplined. As such, it is only reasonable to want to see some form of improvement at the end of the day. With this self-help book you can improve your intonation, articulation, and breathing techniques in no time.If you’ve always dreamed of playing the flute but never knew how to get started, now is your chance. Click the Buy Now button to start your musical journey today!This book basically combines the practical knowledge of playing the flute with easy-to-understand language and layman's terms so anyone can pick up this comprehensive guide and learn at their own pace. However, what makes this book stand apart from other available options is that it also equips the readers with the ability to read music on their own. The in-depth chapters prepare the beginner flutists to decode the music sheets on their own for an easy practice session. Not many books offer such a comprehensive combination in a single publication. The author has offered a wealth of knowledge with practical tips and hacks to overcome any issues or challenges that beginner and elementary level flutists face during initial learning phases. This all-inclusive guide is suitable for aspiring flutists who want to become better at their craft and improve by leaps and bounds.Here's what you can expect from 'Flute for Beginners: An Essential Guide to Reading Music & Playing Melodious Flute Songs':• Learn the skill of playing the flute at your own pace.• A complete page-turner, up-to-date, and relevant book on playing flutes for the beginners.• Decode the dense world of music reading in an easy-to-understand manner.• A highly organized flow of chapters to avoid confusion.• Combines theoretical and practical aspects of learning the flute in a balanced manner.• Tons of easy tips and tricks to improve your flute skills without hassle and over complicated jargon.If you’ve always wanted to learn to play the flute but didn’t know how to get started, then look no further. Grab your copy to get started today!

So Lonesome: Hank Williams and the Creation of Country Music (Chicago Shorts)



Hank Williams (1923-53) was an American singer-songwriter and musician regarded as the most important country music artist of all time, creator of an unforgettable sound and persona that helped to define the genre from its infancy and beyond. Though unable to read or notate music to any substantive degree, Williams recorded 11 number one hits between 1948 and 1953, which carried him to music's mainstream and left an enduring legacy. In So Lonesome, Richard A. Peterson captures the free-wheeling entrepreneurial spirit of an era gone by, when the Grand Ole Opry put Nashville's star on the map, while detailing how Williams came to fame and helped launch country music both during his life and after his death. More than just a history of the music and one of its most celebrated performers, So Lonesome explores what it means to live an authentic life within the confines of marketing popular culture.