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    • Motecta (1590)
    • A classical-style Christmas : 10 expressive arrangements inspired by Mozart
    • Christmas songs for harp.
    • Contemporary musical theatre for teens. Young women's edition. Volume 2 : 31 songs from 25 musicals.
    • Contemporary musical theatre for teens. Young men's edition. Volume 1 : 26 songs from 21 musicals.
    • Contemporary musical theatre for teens : 25 songs from 19 musicals : young men's edition. volume 2.
    • Aladdin : Broadway's new musical comedy ; [piano/vocal selections]
    • The real rock book. Volume II, C instruments.
    • The real rock book. Volume I, C instruments.
    • The new guitar tab big book : British rock.
    • Virgil Thomson : music chronicles, 1940-1954
      Virgil Thomson : music chronicles, 1940-1954
      Tim Page, editor.
      When, in October 1940, the New York Herald Tribune named the composer Virgil Thomson (1896-1989) its chief music critic, the management of the paper braced itself for an uproar. Perhaps best known for his collaboration with librettist Gertrude Stein on the whimsically nonsensical "anti-opera" Four Saints in Three Acts, Thomson was notorious among conservative concertgoers as a leader of America's musical avant-garde and a maverick writer who delighted in unmasking the timidity, amateurism, and artistic pretensions of New York's music establishment. But controversy--together with wit, good writing, and critical authority--was exactly what the Herald Tribune was looking for. "Only such an assumption can explain," Thomson later concluded, "why a musician so little schooled in daily journalism, a composer so committed to the modern, and a polemicist so contemptuous as myself of music's power structure should have been offered a post of that prestige." in Virgil Thomson the Herald Tribune got its full share of controversy. It also got something American music journalism had not had before and has rarely had since: a critic who could describe from experience the sounds he hears, the presence and temperaments of the musician producing them, and the urgent matters of art, culture, tradition, talent, and taste that a musician's performance embodies, all in a signature style that charmed a wide readership. "Thomson was open to every stylistic persuasion," John Rockwell of The New York Times has written, and he "concerned himself with music that most music critics didn't consider music at all--jazz, folk, gospel. ... He wrote with enthusiasm and perception about the new music he liked, sweeping his readers along with him. By so doing, he built bridges--long dilapidated or never constructed--between music, the other arts, and the American intellectual community. Indeed, in his music and in his prose, he has given us as profound a vision of American culture as anyone has yet achieved." Music Chronicles 1940-1954 presents the best of Thomson's newspaper criticism as the author collected it in four books long out of print: The Musical Scene (1945), The Art of Judging Music (1948), Music Right and Left (1951), and Music Reviewed (1967). The volume is rounded out by a generous selection of other writings from the Herald Tribune years and, in an appendix, eight early essays in which Thomson announced the themes and developed the voice that would distinguish him as America's indispensable composer-critic.-- Publisher description.
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    • Danny Clinch : still moving
      Danny Clinch : still moving
      foreword by Bruce Springsteen.

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    • Glen E. Friedman : my rules
      Glen E. Friedman : my rules
      Rizzoli editor, Jessica Fuller.
      "The definitive monograph of Glen E. Friedman, a pioneer of skate, punk, and hip-hop photography, including much never-before-published work. Glen E. Friedman is best known for his work capturing and promoting rebellion in his portraits of artists such as Fugazi, Black Flag, Ice-T, Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat, The Misfits, Bad Brains, Beastie Boys, Run-D.M.C., and Public Enemy, as well as classic skateboarding originators such as Tony Alva, Jay Adams, Alan 'Ollie' Gelfand, Duane Peters, and Stacy Peralta, and a very young Tony Hawk. Designed in association with celebrated street and graphic artist Shepard Fairey, this monograph captures the most important and influential underground heroes of skateboarding, punk, and hip-hop cultures. My Rules is an unprecedented window into the three most significant countercultures of the last quarter of the twentieth century, and Friedman's photographs define those important movements that he helped shape. A remarkable chronicle and a primer about the origins of radical street cultures, My Rules is also a statement of artistic inspiration for those influenced by these countercultures."-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Lenny Kravitz
      Lenny Kravitz
      [Lenny Kravitz]
      A visual celebration of one of rock's sexiest, most magnetic stars. Lenny Kravitz's talents as a writer, producer, actor, and multi-instrumentalist are without question: he has won four consecutive Grammy Awards, setting a record for the most wins in the "Best Male Rock Vocal Performance" category, has sold more than thirty-eight million albums worldwide, and remains always in the public eye by appearing in blockbuster films. Not only is Kravitz a talented musician, he is also a style icon. Lenny Kravitz is a pictorial tribute to one of the sexiest faces in rock and roll. This book includes photographs spanning Kravitz's time in the public eye, from his earliest days kicking around in New York City in the 1980s to traveling the world; from shots of Lenny composing in hotel rooms to performing in front of massive crowds; and from fashion shoots to intimate personal settings.
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    • Blue note : uncompromising expression : 75 years of the finest in jazz
    • Anthology for Music in the medieval West
    • Women drummers : a history from rock and jazz to blues and country
    • Gustav Holst : the man and his music
    • Keith Ferguson : Texas blues bass
    • David Bowie treasures
    • Brothas be, yo like George, ain't that funkin' kinda hard on you?
      Brothas be, yo like George, ain't that funkin' kinda hard on you?
      a memior by George Clinton with Ben Greenman.
      Traces the funk music legend's rise from a 1950s barbershop quartet to an influential multigenre artist, discussing his pivotal artistic and business achievements with "Parliament-Funkadelic.".
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    • The grey album
      The grey album
      Charles Fairchild.
      "This book marks the tenth anniversary of The Grey Album. The online release and circulation of what Danger Mouse called his 'art project' was an unexpected watershed in the turn-of-the-century brawls over digital creative practice. The album's suppression inspired widespread digital civil disobedience and brought a series of contests and conflicts over creative autonomy in the online world to mainstream awareness. The Grey Album highlighted, by its very form, the profound changes wrought by the new technology and represented the struggle over the tectonic shifts in the production, distribution and consumption of music. But this is not why it matters. The Grey Album matters because it is more than just a clever, if legally ambiguous, amalgam. It is an important and compelling case study about the status of the album as a cultural form in an era when the album appears to be losing its coherence and power. Perhaps most importantly, The Grey Album matters because it changes how we think about the traditions of musical practice of which it is a part. Danger Mouse created a broad, inventive commentary on forms of musical creativity that have defined all kinds of music for centuries: borrowing, appropriation, homage, derivation, allusion and quotation. The struggle over this album wasn't just about who gets to use new technology and how. The battle over The Grey Album struck at the heart of the very legitimacy of a long recognised and valued form of musical expression: the interpretation of the work of one artist by another"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Jerry Lee Lewis : his own story
      Jerry Lee Lewis : his own story
      Rick Bragg.
      "A monumental figure on the American landscape, Jerry Lee Lewis spent his childhood raising hell in Ferriday, Louisiana, and Natchez, Mississippi; galvanized the world with hit records like "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire," that gave rock and roll its devil's edge; caused riots and boycotts with his incendiary performances; nearly scuttled his career by marrying his thirteen-year-old second cousin--his third wife of seven; ran a decades-long marathon of drugs, drinking, and women; nearly met his maker, twice; suffered the deaths of two sons and two wives, and the indignity of an IRS raid that left him with nothing but the broken-down piano he started with; performed with everyone from Elvis Presley to Keith Richards to Bruce Springsteen to Kid Rock--and survived it all to be hailed as "one of the most creative and important figures in American popular culture and a paradigm of the Southern experience"" -- from publisher's web site.
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    • Margo : queen of country & Irish : the promise and the dream
    • A sense of wonder : Van Morrison's Ireland
      A sense of wonder : Van Morrison's Ireland
      by David Burke.
      "Drawing on original research and interviews with a wide range of characters ... this is a book about the Ireland that made Morrison, and the Ireland that he as remade himself through a stunning, sprawling, body of work that spans almost six decades."--Back cover.
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    • Through the eye of the tiger : the rock 'n' roll life of Survivor's founding member
    • Let's go crazy : Prince and the making of Purple rain
      Let's go crazy : Prince and the making of Purple rain
      Alan Light.
      "Purple Rain is a song, an album, and a film--each one a commercial success and cultural milestone. How did this semi-autobiographical musical masterpiece that blurred R&B, pop, dance, and rock sounds come to alter the recording landscape and become an enduring touchstone for successive generations of fans? Purple Rain is widely considered to be among the most important albums in music history and often named the best soundtrack of all time. Coinciding with the thirtieth anniversary year of Purple Rain's release, Light takes a timely look at the making and incredible popularizing of this once seemingly impossible project."-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Simple dreams : a musical memoir
      Simple dreams : a musical memoir
      Linda Ronstadt.
      In this memoir, iconic singer Linda Ronstadt weaves together a captivating story of her origins in Tucson, Arizona, and her rise to stardom in the Southern California music scene of the 1960s and '70s.
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    • Springsteen : album by album
    • Live Dead : The Grateful Dead
    • Into the black : the inside story of Metallica, 1991-2014
    • Modest Mouse
      Modest Mouse
      photographs by Pat Graham.

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    • Capturing music : the story of notation
      Capturing music : the story of notation
      Thomas Forrest Kelly.
      Before the era of recording -- before wax cylinders, vinyl, or digital media -- songwriters, composers, and musicians relied on sheet music and musical notation to disseminate their works. In this marvelously witty and engaging chapter of music history, Kelly, a Harvard musicologist, thoughtfully reviews the long process through which musical notation developed.
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    • The history of music in fifty instruments
      The history of music in fifty instruments
      Philip Wilkinson.
      Wilkinson charts the evolution of musical instruments, profiling the instruments that have joined the orchestra from the Baroque era of the 1600s up to the modern age. The origin and development of each instrument is described. Includes brief information on the instrument makers, composers, and musicians who have made them famous.
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    • Metamorphoses : the art of the virtuoso piano transcription
      Metamorphoses : the art of the virtuoso piano transcription
      Rian de Waal.
      Rian de Waal (1958-2011) has written a book about the piano, and how the development of piano playing has been very much dependent upon musicians who were able to cross borders. In this book, De Waal takes us on a journey through the capricious history of the piano transcription. At first revered by musicians and audience alike (and often the sole reason for the great fame of some pianists), the piano transcription later became despised and considered unnecessary, superficial, or even heretical. The fact that the piano transcription has survived such fierce resistance has very much to do with the special qualities of the piano as a musical instrument. De Waal like no one else is able to explain these qualities, and he brings them to the fore with verve and tenderness on the six CDs accompanying this book. Describing some remarkable moments in musical history, De Waal presents a candid overview of the historical developments surrounding the piano transcription.
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    • A piper's tale : stories from the world's top pipers
    • 200 stompbox reviews : the ultimate buyer's guide for fans of effects pedals, switching systems, flangers, tremolos, and more!
    • Beatles vs. Stones
      Beatles vs. Stones
      John McMillian.
      "With the sophistication of a historian, the storytelling skills of a journalist, and the passion of a fan, John McMillian explores the multifaceted relationship between the two greatest bands of our time. In the 1960s the two biggest bands in the world--the lovable Beatles and the bad-boy Rolling Stones--waged an epic battle. The Beatles want to hold your hand, wrote Tom Wolfe, but the Stones want to burn down your town. Both groups liked to maintain that they weren't really rivals--that was just a media myth, they politely said--but on both sides of the Atlantic, they plainly competed for commercial success and aesthetic credibility. In Beatles vs. Stones, John McMillian gets to the truth behind the ultimate rock 'n' roll debate. McMillian reveals how music managers helped to construct the Beatles-Stones rivalry as they set out to engineer moneymaking empires. He explores how the Beatles were marketed as cute and amiable, when in fact they came from hardscrabble backgrounds in Liverpool. By contrast, the Stones were cast as an edgy, dangerous group, even though they mostly hailed from the London suburbs. Although the Beatles always sold more records than the Stones, the Stones seemed to win greater credibility with the right types of fans: discerning bohemians, as opposed to hysterical teenyboppers. Later, the Beatles embraced Flower Power, while the Stones briefly aligned themselves with New Left militance. Ever since, writers and historians have associated the Beatles with the gauzy idealism of the good sixties and portrayed the Stones as representatives of the dangerous and nihilistic bad sixties. Beatles vs. Stones explodes that split. In a lively narrative that whisks readers from Liverpool to London to New York City--and to various recording studios, nightclubs, concerts, courtrooms, and protest rallies in between--McMillian also delves into the personal relationships between the two groups. In one chapter we see Lennon and McCartney huddle up in a rehearsal space and show the Stones how to write their own material; in another we eavesdrop on Jagger and Richards as they watch the Beatles play Shea Stadium from the visitors' dugout. McMillian also shows us how the two groups feuded about which act would headline a legendary Poll Winners' concert and the pernicious effect that the American businessman Allen Klein had on both bands. Based on exhaustive research in primary sources, including overlooked teen magazines and underground newspapers, Beatles vs. Stones tells a vital story of the 1960s through the lens of music's greatest rivalry. Spirited, insightful, and gracefully written, this is the definitive account of the friendship and rivalry between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones."
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    • Cleveland's rock and roll roots
    • The musicology of record production
    • The harpsichord and clavichord : an encyclopedia
      The harpsichord and clavichord : an encyclopedia
      edited by Igor Kipnis.
      This book, volume 2 of the Encylopedia of Keyboard Instruments, contains articles on the harpsichord and clavichord family, including entries on performers, composers, builders, construction and maintenance, and more. It is the first complete reference on this important family of keyboard instruments that predated the piano. The contributors include major scholars of music and musical instrument history from around the world.
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    • The organ : an encyclopedia
    • Clothes, clothes, clothes : music, music, music : boys, boys, boys
      Clothes, clothes, clothes : music, music, music : boys, boys, boys
      Viv Albertine.
      "A raw chronicle of music, fashion, love, sex, feminism, and more that connects the early days of punk to the Riot Grrl movement and beyond ... [Songwriter and musician] Viv Albertine's ... memoir is the story of an empowered woman staying true to herself and making it on her own in the modern world"
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    • Unbreak my heart : a memoir
      Unbreak my heart : a memoir
      Toni Braxton.
      The singer and star of "Braxton Family Values" reveals the measures she took to make herself and her family whole again after heart ailments and a diagnosis of lupus forced her to let go of her past and take charge of her own healing--physically and spiritually.
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    • Sinner's creed : a memoir
      Sinner's creed : a memoir
      Scott Stapp with David Ritz.
      The rock musician discusses growing up in an abusive household, the formation of his original successful band, his struggles with addiction to drugs and alcohol, and his spiritual rehabilitation and recommitment to Christianity.
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    • The Gibson Les Paul : the illustrated history of the guitar that changed rock
      The Gibson Les Paul : the illustrated history of the guitar that changed rock
      Dave Hunter.
      "A profile of the history, tone, and construction of the Gibson Les Paul electric guitar, as well as some of the more prominent players associated with the guitar. Illustrated with photographs of guitars, players, and relevant memorabilia"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • The art of noise : conversations with great songwriters
      The art of noise : conversations with great songwriters
      Daniel Rachel.
      "The art of noise offers an unprecedented collection of insightful, of-the-moment conversations with twenty-seven of the great songwriters. They discuss everything from their individual approaches to writing, to the inspiration behind their most successful songs, to the techniques and methods they have independently developed to foster their creativity. Contributors include: Sting, Ray Davies, Robin Gibb, Jimmy Page, Joan Armatrading, Noel Gallagher, Lily Allen, Annie Lennox, Damon Albarn, Noel Gallagher, Laura Marling, Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, and many more. Each interview is approached with depth of understanding--of the practice of songwriting, but also of each musician's catalog. The result is a collection of conversations that's probing, informed, and altogether entertaining--what contributor Noel Gallagher called "without doubt the finest book I've ever read about songwriters and the songs they write." The collected experience of these artists makes this book the essential word on songwriting--as spoken by the songwriters themselves. "-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Thinking about thinking : metacognition for music learning
      Thinking about thinking : metacognition for music learning
      Carol W. Benton.
      This book provides music educators with information, inspiration, and practical suggestions for teaching music. Written for music educators in multiple content areas and grade levels, the book sets forth guidelines for promoting the use of metacognitive skills among music students. Along with presenting an extensive overview of research on the topic, this book shows how ideas gleaned from research can be put into daily practice in music classrooms and studios. General music teachers, directors of choral and instrumental ensembles, applied music teachers, future music educators, and music education collegiate faculty will find useful ideas and information here. In the current educational climate where all teachers are required to demonstrate that they encourage higher order thinking among their students, this book gives music educators the tools they need to accomplish the task.
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    • The complete idiot's guide to guitar exercises