2336 books (117 pages) in this category
by Chris Welch
Chameleon, entertainer, actor, and iconoclast. It would be difficult to think of a rock star who has had a more varied and influential career than David Bowie and the list of bands and musicians who have been influenced by Bowie reads like an A ...
by Chris Welch
<B>Classic Tracks: Led Zeppelin</B> gives an in-depth examination of the stories, events, characters and places that inspired what is easily one of the greatest rock bands of all time.<BR /><BR /> What were 'The Houses of the Holy'? ...
by David Pogue
<b>Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms, oh, my! The beginner's guide to classical music</b> <p><i>Classical Music For Dummies</i> is a friendly, funny, easy-to-understand guide to composers, instruments, orchestras, concerts, recordings, and more. ...
by Tony Stoller
<p>This book is the first comprehensive account of classical music on all British radio stations, BBC and commercial, between 1945 and 1995. It narrates the shifting development of those services, from before the launch of the Third Programme ...eBook
Extraordinary But True Stories from over Five Centuries of Harmony and Discord
by Brian Levison
<p>Extracted from five hundred years of musical history, this is a fascinating collection of stories about classical music's most unusual concerts and characters. Tales such as that of the organist caught with his trousers down or the orchestra ...eBook
by Paul Roberts
by Gurminder Kaur Bhogal
<p>Debussy himself had little regard for <em>Clair de Lune</em>, and scholars have thus far followed suit--until now. <em>Claude Debussy's</em> Clair de Lune is the first book wholly dedicated to an historical, cultural, and analytical ...eBook
In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation
by Sujatha Fernandes
<p>The global politics of hip hop.</p> <p>“Fernandes brilliantly captures the moment when a global generation curved toward a unifying language and culture and found something that was both much more and much less than what it was searching ...eBook
The Story of Robert Pollard and Guided by Voices
by Matthew Cutter
by Viv Albertine
The story of a life lived unscripted, told from the heart. ...
by Brett Anderson
by Brett Anderson
by Michael Lawrence
The first edition of Wild Colonial Boys, published in 2012 was used as a resource by both Cold Chisel and their management (who dubbed it 'the bible?). The first edition has been out of print for over two years, and with the launch of Jimmy ...
by Margaret S. Barrett
<p>The notion of the individual creator, a product in part of the Western romantic ideal, is now troubled by accounts and explanations of creativity as a social construct. While in collectivist cultures the assimilation (but not the denial) of ...eBook
by Helena Gaunt & Heidi Westerlund
<p>In higher music education, learning in social settings (orchestras, choirs, bands, chamber music and so on) is prevalent, yet understanding of such learning rests heavily on the transmission of knowledge and skill from master to apprentice. ...eBook
by Robin D. Moore
<p>Critiques and calls for reform have existed for decades within music education, but few publications have offered concrete suggestions as to how things might be done differently. Motivated by a desire to do just that, <em>College Music ...eBook
Music in Early Modern Manila
by D. R. M. Irving
<p><strong>Named one of BBC History Magazine's "Books of the Year" in 2010</strong> In this groundbreaking study, D. R. M. Irving reconnects the Philippines to current musicological discourse on the early modern Hispanic world. For ...eBook
The Story of a Sound
by Ben Ratliff
<p>No other jazz musician has proved so inspirational and so fascinating as Coltrane. Ben Ratliff, jazz critic for the New York Times, has written the first book to do justice to this great and controversial music pioneer. As well as an elegant ...eBook
The songs and life story, told in his own words, of John Maguire, traditional singer and farmer from Co. Fermanagh.
by Robin Morton
<p>Originally published in 1973. Folk-life and folk-culture, usually the preserve of the scholar, have been brought vividly and entertainingly to life in these recollections and stories of one man’s life in the Irish countryside. This book tellseBook
How We Make Sense of Music
by Adam Ockelford
<p>A tap of the foot, a rush of emotion, the urge to hum a tune; without instruction or training we all respond intuitively to music. <em>Comparing Notes</em> explores what music is, why we are all musical, and how abstract patterns of sound ...eBook