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Book: Gender Disparity in UK Jazz - A Discussion by Sammy Stein with Debbie Burke
The new book from Sammy Stein with Debbie Burke gets inside the UK jazz scene, looks at gender disparity issues and discusses the reality, the potential for change and the ways ahead. Following Sammy's books for 8th House ("Women in Jazz" and "In Their Own Words") this book is a transatlantic project, connecting two writers from the UK and the US in their first joint publication.
 
Book: Release Your Own Music - A Step By Step Guide by Alan Dufner
This is a wonderful E-Book that gives readers a step by step outline on how to release an album. Any indie musician knows that it takes a lot of time and money to release music. It is not a simple task and I learned this the hard way. I personally have released three independent albums worldwide. I am an independent musician myself with over 20 years of experience in the music industry. I went to [...]
 
Book: The Surround Sounds of Music - The Musical Adventures of Professor Anacrusis by Chrissy Tetley & Theresa Burns
'What is music? Is it more than just a noise?' Wombat, Koe the koala, and Pocket the kangaroo, three little bush animals on holiday, are dismayed to find that this really difficult question about music is part of their homework. And Koe is even more concerned when he considers that he doesn't like music. Or at least he doesn't think he does. The animals need help. Then they meet Professor [...]
 
Book: Tales About Rhythm & Music Notes - The Musical Adventures of Professor Anacrusis - Book Two by Chrissy Tetley & Theresa Burns
Wombat is having cello lessons, but is finding that learning how to read music and understand the meaning of music notes and values is much too hard to understand. Accompanied by Koe and Pocket, Wombat visits the Music Shed where the animals enjoy movement and rhythm discussions with Professor Anacrusis. But while they are busy working out note values, and playing with music notes in the train [...]
 
Book: Understanding Music Publishing by Alan Dufner
Music Publishing is a confusing subject. When I first started releasing my own music, I was lost when it came to publishing. Many independent artists do not know the full ins and outs of how much money can actually be made through publishing. I took all I learned through my years of experience and put it into an easy to understand E-Book. I am an indie artist myself, plus I went to school for [...]
 
Book: Music Business - It's a Dirty Game! by Tiwanda Gail Lovelace
MUSIC BUSINESS: IT'S A DIRTY GAME! By Tiwanda 'Ne Ne' Lovelace *Includes extra inserts and additional color copies and screenshots! Perfect Bound (Printed Copy) Black & White, Size: 11 x 8.5, pages: 324 - For decades we have all heard about many artists not receiving compensation but the first thing you think is one of the following: 1. They did not have their copyrights or they failed to protect [...]
 
Book: Women in Jazz - The Women, The Legends & Their Fight by Sammy Stein
This book is about women in jazz. It charts their journeys, celebrates their presence, hears their voices, wonders at their prowess and revels in their being. We hear from female agents, arrangers, composers, musicians, PR people, radio hosts, record label managers, singers, writers and more. These are their stories; their views of jazz and how they see the future. The established performers [...]
 
Book: The Flautist by John Needham
Leah Weisman is a twenty-something flautist (flute player) trained at the renowned Juilliard music school in New York. Unfortunately, she makes disastrous choices in men. Benjamin Wolfewitz, now Walters, is a Londoner and one-time refugee and has two things in common with Leah: he's also Jewish, at least by birth, and also a flautist, with a top London orchestra. Patrick Brennan is [...]
 
Book: Rock Music in American Culture - The Sounds of Revolution, 2d ed. by Robert G. Pielke
In the years following World War II, something vital and original was born in the restive cauldron of American culture. At that moment the voice of this vital and original something came fully into its own. It was insistent, loud and bawdy, and it finally had a name. It was Rock and Roll, and it was about to challenge society's values about race, sex, love, work, patriotism, fashion, commercials [...]
 
Book: It's Our Music Too - The Black Experience in Classical Music by Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Groundbreaking Book Explores the Black Impact on Classical Music Earl Ofari Hutchinson meticulously details in his It's Our Music Too The Black Experience in Classical Music the black impact on classical music. Hutchinson notes that there are numerous books which have dissected and re-dissected every possible aspect of classical music the composers, performers, their compositions, the musical [...]
 
Book: One More Kiss (Shaughnessy - Band on the Run Book 1) by Samantha Chase
"A fun, flirty, sweet story filled with romance and character growth and a perfect happily ever after." - CARLY PHILLIPS , New York Times bestselling author, for I'll Be There MATT REED IS HIDING - ...from his fans - ...from his past - ...from a failure too painful to contemplate - Most of all, Matt is hiding from himself. VIVIENNE FORRESTER IS A WOMAN WHO GIVES HER ALL - ...to her friends and [...]
 
Book: The Warrior Women of Xacthis - Book One by Diana DeLaHaye, LMHC
This is the story of strong women who decide to leave earth. Earth has become very sick and is occupied by men who have done much destructon. Women are oppressed in horrible ways. A group of strong women decide to take over the the space program to leave earth to inhabit a new planet. They destroy earth for fear that the men would follow them. This is the story of how women create a new and [...]
 
Book: Wombat's Musical Adventure - Tales from the Bush by Chrissy Tetley & Theresa Burns
Wombat is looking for a musical instrument to play. But his real problem is finding one that is not too big and not too long. Not too difficult and not too tall. And not too heavy and not too loud. With the help of Bundy the dog Wombat begins to look at some musical instruments. But will he find one that is just the right size and shape for a little Wombat to play?
 
Book: Eight Traits of the Greats - How the Best Musicians Get That Way by Stan Munslow
Do you want to be a great musician? Do you want incredible technique and the ability to reach your musical goals? Well, there is much more to being an outstanding player than mastering rows of little black dots. When you really get down to it, great musicians simply don't think or act like everyone else. They think like winners. They act like champions. Their thoughts and behaviors cause them to [...]
 
Book: Murdered by Country Music - A High Desert Cozy Mystery by Dianne Harman
Seven time best selling Amazon All-Star author does it again! What part did mollies and Fireball whiskey play in a murder at a country music festival held outside of Palm Springs, California? Why was the celebrity chef, Jacques Rushon, owner of the French Food Obsession food truck murdered? The suspects at the top of the sheriff's list are Marty Morgan's friends John, the owner of The Red Pony [...]
 
Book: Tale Of The Music-Thief by Earl T. Roske
Allegra's life and career as an opera singer are up ended when music begins to disappear from music sheets and memories all across City-Along-The-Lake. When Allegra identifies the music thief, she pursues him with the help of an odd collection of fellows and a magical map. But, the map has boundaries. If Allegra can't catch the music thief before he disappears off the edge of the map, then all [...]
 
Book: From Bach to the Beatles - How Music Started by K.R. Hillyer
Bach did not invent Music. Music didn't stop when the Beatles broke up in 1971. These are simply bookends K.R. Hillyer uses for a lighthearted look at Music through the Ages. Hear how Sid Caesar discovers melody, using his fellow cavemen as test subjects. Join us as we wander with the Ancient Egyptians and their musical cats or the Greeks and their hilarious choruses (not). There's always those [...]
 
Book: Nudie Blues - Let the Music Turn You On! by M. G. Nash
After Arista's perfect world turns upside down, it takes all her moxey to begin again. Can she keep her band, Nudie Blues, busy enough to survive? She never expected a biker with six-pack abs to be her inspiration, but - sometimes life throws you a hardball! Jared, who looks like a Magic Mike dancer, turns out to be a cowboy ready - for a serious relationship. Is he too good to be true - or [...]
 
Book: Recollections The Detroit Years - The Motown Sound By The People Who Made It by Jack Ryan
The Motown story involved many people including writers, singers, musicians, disc jockeys and professionals who built the foundations of "The Sound Of Young America". Coming from Detroit and spreading to the entire world, Motown and its unique sound won the hearts and the love of millions from its start in 1959 until today. Relive the magic, the music, the love and the fabulous dancing in [...]
 
Book: The Spin by Don Keith
"Sometimes you must listen to your heart, not just your head." Jerry Gray is an average working man, a straight-arrow, a faithful husband, good father, and solid provider. But now some very non-average problems are threatening to overwhelm him. His marriage is failing, his daughter may well be losing her fight with a rare blood disease, and he is financially strapped from that illness and paying [...]
 
Book: October Song - A Memoir of Music and the Journey of Time by David W. Berner
WINNER, 2017 Grand Prize for Literature, Royal Dragonfly Book Awards - FINALIST in memoir, American Book Fest, BEST BOOK AWARDS In the vinyl era, David W. Berner played rock 'n' roll in a neighborhood garage band. Decades later at the age of 57 he enters a national songwriting contest and quite unexpectedly is named a finalist. But there's more. He's called on to perform the song live at a [...]
 
Book: Flowers And Stone by Jan Sikes
The epic love story begins here! A hot Texas summer, dim-lit honky-tonk bars, a young naive fledgling go-go dancer and a wild rebel Texas musician set the stage for this story. 1970 in Abilene, Texas finds young Darlina Flowers trying to figure out how to fit into the world she is most attracted to - the nightlife, live music and go-go dancing. Luke Stone, a veteran Texas Musician believes he's [...]
 
Book: Spiritual Anorexia - How Contemporary Worship Is Starving the Church by Doug Erlandson
A Must-Read Book on Worship It's Not Just About the Music In Spiritual Anorexia: How Contemporary Worship is Starving the Church, Dr. Doug Erlandson presents a balanced but devastating critique of the contemporary-style worship model and shows how this type of worship deprives Christians of the feast of true corporate worship. Drawing from personal experience and extensive research into the [...]
 
Book: Beyond The Music by Shannon Brown
Ellen left her life behind when she moved to Canada. Is she ready to start over with a mysterious stranger? Summer 1966. 21-year-old Ellen Daniels has moved to Canada to help out her family's business. She's left everything behind and now the business is failing, she's all alone, and she's just learned her boyfriend's been seeing someone else. Then one day an enigmatic stranger shows up. Ellen [...]
 
Book: Past Deadline - a blurry glimpse into the aspen music beat by John Zelazny
For the past five years, I have been the music columnist for The Aspen Daily News. The position has had its ups and down, and in this piece I have presented my favorite moments from the journey. When I started writing about the music scene in Aspen, Colorado I had little to no idea of what I was doing. The position was given to me in a precarious way because, at the time, I was a burgeoning [...]
 
Book: Wishing You Were Here Deluxe Edition by Catherine Chant
WISHING YOU WERE HERE Deluxe Edition contains the young adult time travel novel WISHING YOU WERE HERE (Soul Mates, Book 1) , PLUS the sequel, LOST WITHOUT YOU , a young adult historical romance novella. WISHING YOU WERE HERE Finalist for the Romantic Writers of America Golden Heart Award in Young Adult Romance. She's out of place. He's out of time. When an accidental wish sends a college bound [...]
 
Book: Chopper Music by Jay Allan Storey
Nightclub bouncer Jackson Reilly's world revolves around drinking, smoking dope, casual sex with bar girls, and riding his aging Norton 850 Commando motorcycle, but his life was once a lot different. As a child he was a piano prodigy. For mysterious reasons he gave it all up when he was thirteen, and he's been at war with the rest of the world ever since. It takes the death of his mother and a [...]
 
Book: MyaGrace Wants To Make Music - a true story of inclusion and self-determination by Jo Meserve Mach
Everyone in MyaGrace's family makes music. MyaGrace plays the piano but it's not the same. MyaGrace wants to join her family when they are making music together. How is she going to figure this out? Fortunately, MyaGrace knows just the person to help. Finding My Way Books honor children with special needs or disabilities by sharing their stories. Each book includes a classroom activity list and a [...]
 
Book: The Music of Us (Still Life with Memories Book 3) by Uvi Poznansky
From USA Today Bestselling Author, Uvi Poznansky, comes a passionate wartime love story: In 1970, Lenny can no longer deny that his wife is undergoing a profound change. Despite her relatively young age, her mind succumbs to forgetfulness. Now, he goes as far back as the moment he met Natasha during WWII, when he was a wounded warrior and she a star, brilliant yet illusive. Natasha was a riddle [...]
 
Book: Total Freedom by Ann M. Pratley
Debbie King. At 14 years old she was like other so many other 14 year olds - lacking confidence and maintaining belief that she was a nobody who would never know any happiness in her life. But after she meets someone so much like her, together they discover inner strengths in themselves, and a deep friendship that would be tested over and over again by events and other people coming into their [...]
 
Book: Hello, Agnieszka! (Between Two Worlds Book 2) by E Journey
Elise thought her mother didn't have any secrets. But when her oldest brother attempts suicide, a dark truth must come to light -- a past her mother had never shared with any of her children. A passion for music. Shattered dreams. Betrayal of a sweet but tragic first love. A second chance. Such was Agnieszka's past life amidst the exciting hopeful seventies. Born to immigrant parents weighed down [...]
 
Book: With Music In Their Hearts (The Spies of World War II Book 1) by Carole Brown
Angry at being rejected for military service, Minister Tyrell Walker accepts the call to serve as a civilian spy within his own country. Across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio, a spy working for a foreign country is stealing secret plans for newly developed ammunition to be used in the war. According to Tyrell's FBI cousin, this spy favors pink stationery giving strong indications a woman is [...]
 
Book: The Psychology of Music Performance Anxiety by Dianna T. Kenny
Why are some performers exhilarated and energized about performing in public, while others feel a crushing sense of fear and dread, and experience public performance as an overwhelming challenge that must be endured? What are the factors that produce such vastly different performance experiences? Why have consummate artists like Frederic Chopin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Pablo Cassals, Tatiana [...]
 
Book: A Valentine for Kayla (Heartsong Presents) by Kimberly Rose Johnson
KAYLA RUSSELL DOESN'T LIKE VALENTINE'S DAY What should be Kayla's favorite holiday is just another reminder that she hasn't met someone special. The beautiful florist and hopeless romantic has nearly given up on love, when the man of her dreams walks into her shop...to buy flowers for another woman! Former music superstar Derek Wood poses as a local deliveryman while he cares for his ailing [...]
 
Book: Private Love in a Public Place by Toni Kenyon
Mags O'Brien lives on the alcohol-soaked, drug-enhanced concert circuit, managing out-of-control rocker Julian MacAvoy. She helps him spread his musical gospel to his adoring followers, despite the fast-spinning turnstile on his bedroom door, and the broken hearts he leaves in his wake. Mags believes she's immune to Julian's magnetic personality but when controversy hits the tour, she finds [...]
 


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