Whether you are looking to make a career in music or simply enjoy singing, the aim of this book is to encourage you to explore your own singing voice and ability and help you fulfil your natural talent. With sections on the music industry, on vocal technique alone (to be accompanied by the CD), and ..
In 1969 a determined 14-year-old Beatles fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck, snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto during his famous Vietnam protest bed-in with Yoko One, and convinced John to do an interview about peace. Four minutes of this exclusive 40-minut..
Bored of your music tastes being belittled by your music-snob friends? Well read on...The music snob is one of life's most belligerent characters, forever embroiled in a game of acoustic one-upmanship with fellow fans in the quest to become the ultimate music bore. For this type of person the consta..
Photographer Pat Graham has documented many bands and musicians over the years, often paying special attention to their instruments and the stories told by the signs of wear-of fingers on frets or keys, and the chips, scratches, and modifications that personalize the instruments to their owners. In..
Jimi Hendrix was very probably the greatest solo rock artist of all time. He was the supreme physical and musical emblem of rock music. If anyone personified the genre in its purest, most potent and inflammatory form, it was Hendrix. He was unparalleled as a sonic sculptor of fretboard electricity. ..
Lifts the lid on Lady Gaga aka Stefani Germanotta, find out all you ever wanted to know about the eccentric star. After being signed to & dropped from Def Jam Records at 19, she began performing in the rock music scene of New York's Lower East Side. Her debut album The Fame released in 2008 was a hu..
The Mandolin Manual is a comprehensive workshop guide for constructing instruments belonging to the mandolin family: the mandolin, tenor mandola and octave mandola; it describes the various techniques of the craft and explains the science of their unique sound. Detailed instructions explain the tech..
The retrospective of portraits of Mick Jagger, one of the worlds most photographed performers, was a highlight of the 2010 Arles photography festival. This book gathers together all the photographs from that exhibition, introduced by the Festivals director, Franc ois Hebel. Hebel writes, In order to..
Featuring hand-drawn illustrations by artist Eleanor Rudge,MUSIC NOTES is divided into two different sections-one of which includes a musical staff-making it easy for music lovers and music makers to capture ideas and inspiration!..
Producing Musicals is a step-by-step guide through the exciting process of producing a show for the stage, from the earliest planning to the last performance. The principles and procedures described can be applied to shows of any size and complexity, from one-off cabaret entertainments to large-scal..
This is a unique visual encyclopedia of rock and a must-have reference guide for any serious music fan. Documenting the development and impact of 250 of the world's most influential rock acts over the past fifty years and detailing the development of their sounds and line-ups, innovative colour-code..