Deflowered: My Life in Pansy Division

How many people really get to live their dream? Jon and his bandmates sure do, and their dream was not necessarily to get wealthy or famous. This fascinating and amusing tale gives you a look at their real accomplishment, to make a true honest living, being who they want to be, against tremendous pressures of all sorts. It is a great inspiration - to succeed according to your own measure and to have a hell of a great time doing it. I...

So You Want to Sing Folk Music

The strength of the “So You Want to Sing” series is that it offers a resource for performers who are interested in a specific genre of music. So You Want to Sing Folk Music is no exception. The author is experienced and knowledgeable about the genre, and she identifies the characteristics and demands of folk music. Singers who are interested in singing this repertoire will benefit from reading this volume. (Journal of Singing)

M-Audio Guide for the Recording Guitarist

M-Audio Guide for the Recording Guitarist is a complete how-to that explains what equipment the recording guitarist should use, how to use it, and much more. Specifically geared toward guitarists, this book explains how to work with the M-Audio hardware and software that's been designed to help guitarists join the computer-recording revolution. And as the leading provider of creative tools for musicians and audio professionals, M-Aud...

A Distinctive Voice in the Antipodes

This volume of essays honours the life and work of Stephen A. Wild, one of Australia’s leading ethnomusicologists. Born in Western Australia, Wild studied at Indiana University in the USA before returning to Australia to pursue a lifelong career with Indigenous Australian music. As researcher, teacher, and administrator, Wild’s work has impacted generations of scholars around the world, leading him to be described as ‘a great facilit...

Indigenous Pop

Popular music compels, it entertains, and it has the power to attract and move audiences. With that in mind, the editors of Indigenous Pop showcase the contributions of American Indian musicians to popular forms of music, including jazz, blues, country-western, rock and roll, reggae, punk, and hip hop. From Joe Shunatona and the United States Indian Reservation Orchestra to Jim Pepper, from Buffy Saint-Marie to Robbie Robertson, from...

New Orleans Rhythm and Blues After Katrina

Music, magic and myth are elements essential to the identities of New Orleans musicians. The city's singular contributions to popular music around the world have been unrivaled; performing this music authentically requires collective improvisation, taking performers on sonorous sojourns in unanticipated, 'magical' moments; and membership in the city's musical community entails participation in the myth of New Orleans, breathing new l...

The Mozart Effect for Children

In his groundbreaking book, The Mozart Effect®, Don Campbell revealed the enormous healing powers of classical music. Now he shows you how to help the children in your life experience the same benefits. You don't have to be an expert on classical music to use this wise and compassionate book. Focusing each chapter on a particular age -- from prenatal through age ten -- Don Campbell explains how music is the perfect tool to improve ch...

The Rolling Stones

The early history of the Rolling Stones—long shrouded in myth and confusion as a result of 40 years of the rock and roll lifestyle—is made clear in this concise account. Chronicling the band members from boyhood through the band's first record, cut in 1963, this biography contains rare photographs and never before published interviews with family members as well as every member who played with the band prior to the recognized line-up...

Musical Style and Social Meaning: Selected Essays

Why do we feel justified in using adjectives such as romantic, erotic, heroic, melancholic, and a hundred others when speaking about music? How do we locate these meanings within particular musical styles? These are questions that have occupied Derek Scott's thoughts and driven his critical musicological research for many years. In this selection of essays, dating from 1995-2010, he returns time and again to examining how conventions...