Instruction & Study

The Frustrated Songwriter's Handbook: A Radical Guide to Cutting Loose, Overcoming Blocks & Writing the Best Songs of Your Life
$6.92
Description

Stop pulling out your hair and crumpling up paper The Frustrated Songwriter's Handbook blasts away your
mental roadblocks so you can tap into your deepest creative resources. Whether you're a total novice or a seasoned
pro, whether you're a pencil-and-paper songwriter or a gearhead with way too much recording equipment, whether you
just want to go further as a songwriter or throw out everything and start over, The Frustrated Songwriter's
Handbook will revolutionize the way you write music. It outlines a radical new system Immersion Music Method
designed to help you smash through creative block, become recklessly prolific, and make quantum leaps in your
musical and compositional skills. Bursting with mind-blowing tips and games and tales from the trenches of extreme
songwriting, The Frustrated Songwriter's Handbook will show you how to summon those elusive moments of
inspiration on command, resulting in rogue creativity and fulfillment you never dreamed possible. You'll learn how
to: * Confront and slay your biggest songwriting phobias * Roll over procrastination like an armored tank * Form a
self-motivated group of composer friends (a "songwriter lodge") * Concoct new musical styles like a mad scientist *
Use technology to supercharge your creativity

ISBN
9780879308797
By
Dobson, Nicholas
Publisher
Backbeat
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
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Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
745796
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The Symphony: A Listener's Guide
$9.01
Description
Enriched by biographical detail, historical background, musical examples, and many finely nuanced observations, this volume is a treasury of insight and information. Readers will find illuminating discussion of the complete symphonies of Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Elgar, Sibelius, and Mahler, as well as of the most loved symphonic works of Schubert, Bruckner, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Vaughan Williams, Prokofiev, and others.
ISBN
9780195061772
By
Steinberg, Michael
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
709447
Location
B
The Joy Of Music
$8.98
Description
Based on the "Omnibus" television show, Bernstein introduces the reader to the meaning and joys of music.
ISBN
9780671397203
By
Bernstein, Leonard
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
708396
Location
B
The Forgotten Power of Rhythm : Taketina
$21.65
ISBN
9780940795075
By
Flatischler, Reinhard
Publisher
Liferhythm
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
707471
Location
B
The Musician's Body: A Maintenance Manual for Peak Performance
$28.18
Description
Musicians suffer greatly from industry-related injury and illness, and many of these problems are established during student days or even before. This affects all forms of music-making from classical through jazz and rock to traditional folk. Hearing damage is of serious concern in most forms of music-making, but the most stressful situations and the most physical damage is recorded in the practice of classical music. The long hours of practice at the beginning of a musician's career are the main source of problems that sometimes only reveal themselves in later life. This book is aimed equally at student musicians, practising musicians, and instrumental and vocal teachers, and it aims to help them to begin to understand how and why their bodies function as they do when they perform and also how they may avoid professionally related illness or injury and achieve the highest standards of performance. The principal author, Dr Jaume Rosset i Llobet, is a medical expert and an internationally acclaimed researcher on the subject. He is the Director of a Centre for the Physiology of The Arts in Terrassa, Catalonia, one of the few clinics in the world to which musicians, dancers and performing artists can go for assessment and treatment. The book provides examples and references to the health of musicians covering a wide range of musical genres based on current research, practice and treatment. As well as physiological exposition, copiously illustrated with medical and humorous diagrams, the book covers ergonomics, risk factors, posture, breathing, matters of diet and accommodation of professional needs in daily life.
ISBN
9780754662105
By
Llobet, Jaume Rosset I
Publisher
Routledge
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
707366
Location
B
The Jazz Idiom
$5.36
ISBN
9780135098448
By
Coker, Jerry
Publisher
Prentice Hall
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
563940
Location
C
Writings and Drawings
$6.92
ISBN
9780394482439
By
Dylan, Bob
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
745494
Location
A
The Study of Fugue (Dover Books on Music)
$5.07
Description
Classic study comprises two parts. The first is a comprehensive historical survey of writings on the fugue from the beginning of fugal teaching (c. 1350) to the present. Part Two explores in depth four 18th-century studies which are its classical presentations: Steps to Parnassus, J. J. Fux (1725), A Treatise on Fugue, F. W. Marpurg (1753-54), Fundamental and Practical Essay on Fugal Counterpoint, Padre Martini (1775), A Manual of the Fundamental Principles of Composition, J. A. Albrechtsberger (1790). Translations of texts, introductions and critical commentary, and many musical examples. Index. Bibliography.
ISBN
9780486254395
By
Mann, Alfred
Publisher
Dover Publications
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
704033
Location
C
Five Graphic Music Analyses (Dover Books on Music)
$6.29
Description
The concepts of theorist Heinrich Schenker offer a unique method of structural analysis that differentiates between harmonic and contrapuntal functions of chords, emphasizing the relative significance of all tones in terms of motion and direction in the achievement of organic tonal unity.
These sketches study the musical architecture of five compositions from three stylistic periods: two compositions by Bach -- " Ich bin's, ich sollte büssen" from the St. Matthew Passion and the Prelude No. 1 in C Major from Book I of The Well-Tempered Clavier; the development section from the first movement of Haydn's Sonata for Piano in E-Flat Major; and two ètudes by Chopin -- in F Major, Op. 10, No. 8, and in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 12. Each composition is analyzed in a series of sketches, with selective interpretations of chords, indications of voice leading, and other easily understood devices that demonstrate Schenker's theories and their expression.
ISBN
9780486222943
By
Schenker, Heinrich
Publisher
Dover Publications
Item Condition
Used, Good
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Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
706230
Location
A
The Great Music of Duke Ellington: Piano/Vocal
$7.98
Description
A fantastic collection, including 14 pages of photos with a biography. Forty-two titles include all of Ellington's classics: Creole * Love Call * Don't Get Around Much Anymore * I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) * In a Sentimental Mood * It Don't Mean a
ISBN
9780898986341
Publisher
Alfred Music
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
701886
Location
A
Sonata for Jukebox: Pop Music, Memory, and the Imagined Life
$5.36
Description
From one of our most original essayists and critics, a wide-ranging, freewheeling, utterly brilliant foray into the last fifty years of pop music and the multitudinous ways to hear it. Dazzling and original, Sonata for Jukebox is a brilliant foray into how pop music has woven itself into our lives since the dawn of the recording age. Geoffrey O'Brien has delved into 20th-century pop music as we experience it: a phenomenon that is at once public and private; personal yet popular. This is not a history of pop music, although fragments of that history find their way into its pages. It is not a memoir, although it is an entertaining biography of the author's ears and his family's exceptional affinity with pop music-his father was a leading New York DJ and his grandfather led a dance band in Philadelphia. It is an exploration of what listeners hear, what they think they hear, and how they connect it with the rest of their lives. The dizzying array of musical references will play through the reader's mind like a soundtrack as O'Brien explores how lives are lived in the presence-and in the memory of the presence-of music.
ISBN
9781582431925
By
O'Brien, Geoffrey
Publisher
Counterpoint
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
708796
Location
B
England's Hidden Reverse: A Secret History of The Esoteric Underground (Strange Attractor Press)
$20.40
Description

An obsessively researched biography of the three seminal music groups Coil, Current 93, and Nurse With Wound that also illuminates the history of the English underground scene.

Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with members of the seminal music groups Coil, Current 93, and Nurse With Wound, England's Hidden Reverse illuminates a shadowy but deeply influential underground scene. Together these artists and their many associates accented peculiarities of Englishness through the links and affinities they forged with earlier generations of the island's marginals and outsiders, such as playwright Joe Orton, writers like the decadent Count Eric Stenbock, ecstatic mystic novelist Arthur Machen and occult figures like Austin Osman Spare and Aleister Crowley.

While functioning as an obsessively researched biography of the three interrelated groups, David Keenan's book also works to trace their influences, explicating a reverse current that runs counter to the mainstream, drawing upon occult strains of transgressive performance, queer sensuality, and richly textured sound worlds.

This much-anticipated expanded edition of a book first published in 2002 and long out of print comes completely redesigned, with color throughout, with many new and previously unseen photographs and ephemera, including two new chapters: a final summary of how the "Reverse" has shifted gear since the book was first published, and a new essay, "Crime Calls For Night."

ISBN
9781907222177
By
Keenan, David
Publisher
Strange Attractor Press
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
774753
Location
L