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1.
The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection : The 350 Essential Works
by Theodore Libbey, et al


Workman Publishing Company
Paperback - 536 pages
2nd Rev&up edition (September 1999)

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4.5 out of 5 stars
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In his informed and indispensable guide, National Public Radio's Ted Libbey takes listeners by the hand through the classical repertory to build a music library. Now, five years after its original publication - with five years of new performances to consider, new releases to review. reissues to... Read more

2.
The Inner Game of Music
by Barry Green, W. Timothy Gallwey (Contributor)


Doubleday
Hardcover - 225 pages
(March 1986)

$15.37
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5 out of 5 stars
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By the best-selling co-author of Inner Tennis, here's a book designed to help musicians overcome obstacles, help improve concentration, and reduce nervousness, allowing them to reach new levels of performing excellence and musical artistry. Read more

3.
Rent
by Jonathan Larson, et al


William Morrow & Co
Hardcover - 160 pages
(June 1997)
$38.00
$26.60
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4.5 out of 5 stars
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This is by far the must-get theater book of the year. With dazzling punk graphics that will quickly win book industry awards, the volume contains the entire libretto of the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning musical about love and loyalty among starving AIDS-stricken artists in New York's East Village. But... Read more

4.
Digital Home Recording - Tips, Techniques, and Tools for Home Studio Production
by Carolyn Keating(Editor), Craig Anderton (Editor)


Miller Freeman Books
Paperback - 182 pages
(1998)

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Explores the technical workings behind a range of home music technology and explains how best to take advantage of them. Topics covered include musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) technology, computer-driven CD recorders, sound cards, studio setup and maintenance, and multitrack mixing. Book... Read more

5.
This Business of Artist Management
by Xavier M., Jr. Frascogna, H. Lee Hetherington (Contributor)


Watson-Guptill Pubns
Hardcover - 304 pages
3Rd/Rev/en edition (September 1997)

$15.37
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4 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
The authoritative, standard reference on artist management in the music industry expands its insights even further in this updated edition, formerly titled Successful Artist Management. Professional and aspiring managers and career-minded performers will find guidance on topics such as setting up... Read more

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Piano Lessons : Music, Love, & True Adventures
by Noah Adams


Delta
Paperback - 272 pages
Reprint edition (April 1997)




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4 out of 5 stars
The difference between the piano lessons Noah Adams took and the ones most of us took was that he was 51, not 7, and -- lucky Noah -- his mother didn't make him practice. This is not only a delightful account of his twelve-month nose-to-the-grindstone attempt to learn to play the $11,000 Steinway he... Read more

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Musician's Business and Legal Guide, The
by Mark Halloran(Compiler), Beverly Hills Bar Association Committee for the


Prentice Hall
Paperback - 462 pages
2 edition (February 12, 1996)
$35.95
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5 out of 5 stars
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Twenty-two entertainment lawyers share their expertise in legal matters affecting musicians using precise, colloquial language that every guitar player should understand. It's an A to Z treatment outlining topics such as preparing for group breakups before you sign the record deal (and hire an... Read more

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Spirit into Sound : The Magic of Music
by Mickey Hart, et al


Acid Test
Paperback - 208 pages
(November 1999)

$13.56
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5 out of 5 stars
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In Spirit into Sound: The Magic of Music, a magical collection of inspirational quotes, former Grateful Dead member Mickey Hart and ethnomusicologist Fredric Lieberman explore what it is about music that gives it the power to heal, or simply to transform an everyday moment into something of... Read more

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The Art of Practicing : A Guide to Making Music from the Heart
by Madeline Bruser, Yehudi Menuhin (Foreword)


Bell Tower
Paperback - 288 pages
(February 1999)




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4 out of 5 stars
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This landmark book enlightens amateur and professional musicians about a way of practicing that transforms a sometimes frustrating, monotonous, and overly strenuous labor into an exhilarating and rewarding experience. Acclaimed pianist and teacher Madeline Bruser combines physiological and... Read more

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Scales over Chords : How to Improvise and Never Play Bad Notes
by Wilbur M. Savidge, Randy Lee Vradenburg


Music Sales Corp
Paperback
3rd Bk&Cd edition (September 1996)

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4 out of 5 stars
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"Scales Over Chords" is a book arranged in a variation of styles and tempos to give readers the excitement of playing on location with a live band. Also includes personal instruction on how to use pentatonic scales. Read more

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The Real Deal : How to Get Signed to a Record Label from A to Z
by Daylle Deanna Schwartz, Daylle Deanna Schwarz


Watson-Guptill Pubns
Paperback - 256 pages
(May 1997)

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5 out of 5 stars
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Indispensable insider information on launching a recording career is packed into this essential music industry primer. Any artist in popular music looking to land a record deal will want to get the complete score from this vital industry resource. Read more

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Scuse Me... While I Kiss This Guy : And Other Misheard Lyrics
by Gavin Edwards, Chris Kalb (Illustrator)


Fireside
Paperback - 186 pages
(April 1995)

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4 out of 5 stars
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DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?

Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy is a hilarious collection of over 275 lines people think they've heard in pop songs from the 1960s to the 1990s. Now you can come out of that closet and proudly sing whatever you think you hear. Don't deny it! You know you've sung totally... Read more


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Radiohead : From a Great Height
by Jonathan Hale


E C W Pr
Paperback - 250 pages
(March 1999)

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4.5 out of 5 stars
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A picture-packed, story-filled, music-loving feast for Radiohead fans.

Rolling Stone named them Band-of-the-Year for 1998, Spin magazine did the same. Entertainment Weekly pronounced their last CD the Album-of-the-Year. People said they had the Best Song for 1997. Us called them one of the biggest... Read more


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The Art of the Native American Flute
by R. Carlos Nakai, et al


Mel Bay Publications
Paperback
1 Ed edition (February 1997)


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15.   Bomb the Suburbs
by William Upski Wimsatt


Soft Skull Pr
Paperback - 112 pages
2nd Rev edition (September 1999)




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That kid named Haze , November 8, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
A great collection of essays and passages about Hip-Hop.
Bomb the Suburbs is a great step in Hip-Hop books. It may be the best book ever written on Hip-Hop. Due to the books primary focus on graffiti you learn more about a part of Hip-Hop that isn't to popular in the modern day. I recommend this book to anyone who's involved in Hip-Hop or wants to know... Read more

 


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A Year With Swollen Appendices
by Brian Eno


Faber & Faber
Paperback - 416 pages
(August 1996)

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4 out of 5 stars
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Provocateur, cult figure, cerebral rock star, and studio experimentalist, Brian Eno has greatly influenced an encyclopedia of styles--from art rock to punk to world music to techno to ambient music. A founding member of Roxy Music, he went on to work as a solo artist and a producer/collaborator with... Read more

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The Great Pianists
by Harold C. Schonberg


Fireside
Paperback - 525 pages
Rev/Updtd edition (June 1987)

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5 out of 5 stars
Eric , March 29, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
An extraordinarily informative account
This book, by Harold Schonberg, is an endless description of the pianists who made the piano what it is today. It's humurous, factual, entertaining and most of all informative to maximum level that we laymen can cope with. Well, done. I will certainly read other Schonberg books - in between... Read more

 


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Tunesmith: Inside the Art of Songwriting
by Jimmy Webb


Hyperion
Paperback - 448 pages
(October 1999)

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5 out of 5 stars
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From the legendary pop artist who has given the American songbook an unparalleled number of unforgettable hits comes the definitive guide for aspiring songwriters. --This text refers to the hardcover edition of this title Read more

19.   Nurtured by Love: The Classical Approach to Talent Education
by Shinichi Suzuki


Warner Bros Publications
Paperback - 108 pages
2 edition (January 1983)




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5 out of 5 stars
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This book is the cornerstone upon which to build any Suzuki-oriented library. In it the author presents the philosophy and principles of Suzuki's teaching methods. Through the examples from his own life and teaching, Suzuki establishes his case for early childhood education and the high potential of... Read more

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The Player's Guide to Guitar Maintenance
by Dave Burrluck


Miller Freeman Books
Hardcover - 84 pages
(1998)

$17.47
$7.48

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5 out of 5 stars
Library Journal, October 15, 1998
"Here is a new book geared to those without specialized repair skills...The illustrations are particularly effective in detailing the minute adjustments involved in intonation. These basic skills allow players to respond quickly to changing conditions during performance or recording instead of... Read more

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Goldmine Record Albums Price Guide
by Tim Neely(Introduction)


Krause Publications
Paperback - 548 pages
(September 1999)

$19.96


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4 out of 5 stars
mip45@aol.com, November 9, 1999 4 out of 5 stars
Now includes Compilation, Soundtrack, and Cast Album values
Eliminating common LP's and concentrating on $20 and up items is a good idea. Adding various artist, soundtrack, and cast recording LP's is helpful. Also thankfully includes classical LP's, particularly RCA Living Stereo. Read more

 


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Five Against One : The Pearl Jam Story
by Kim Neely


Penguin USA (paper)
Paperback - 400 pages
(May 1998)

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3.5 out of 5 stars
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Glom the Pearl Jam ethos from a single vignette. In 1994, the band was scheduled to play the Boston Garden, and a contract clause stipulated band access to "the fabled Celtics court." No one told the Bruins, though, and when they showed up for practice, the basketball floor was down over their ice,... Read more

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Nine Inch Nails : Self-Destruct
by Martin Huxley


St. Martin's Press
Paperback - 224 pages
1 stmartin edition (October 1997)




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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Those who hunger for throbbing bombast in all aspects of contemporary life will flock to this not incredibly revealing portrait of the man, the myth, the arrested adolescent behind the band Nine Inch Nails--Trent Reznor. Reznor is Nine Inch Nails and vice versa, just as the Mothers of Invention were... Read more

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The Billboard Guide to Music Publicity
by Jim Pettigrew


Watson-Guptill Pubns
Paperback - 176 pages
Revised edition (April 1997)

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4.5 out of 5 stars
Synopsis
Musicians and other related professionals can learn how to gain the attention of the media and the general public with this basic guide. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more

25.   Midi for the Professional
by Paul Lehrman, Tim Tully (Contributor)


Music Sales Corp
Paperback - 239 pages
1st edition (1993)

$19.96


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5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, July 12, 1998 5 out of 5 stars
This is THE reference work for MIDI users of all kinds.
MIDI For The Professional, now in its second edition, is the standard textbook for college-level courses in MIDI in the US and abroad. It has received rave reviews Keyboard, the Electronic Music Foundation, the IMA Newsletter, Piano & Keyboard magazine, and many other publications. For the... Read more

 


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