New Arrivals · Music Books

July 18, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Honestly : my life and Stryper revealed

July 17, 2014
Sweet, Michael, 1963- author.
[St. Petersburg, Florida] : Big3 Records, [2014]
286 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"Founding member, singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the pioneering Christian rock band Stryper tells his life story -- Honestly"--Title page.

Lifting my voice : a memoir

July 15, 2014
Hendricks, Barbara, author.
©2014
viii, 488 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
"An A Cappella book."

The history of opera for beginners

July 14, 2014
David, Ron, 1939- author.
Danbury, CT : For Beginners, c2013.
167 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Irreverent and passionate, this book is an ideal introduction for people who are convinced that opera is soley for those refined few who were born listening to arias. Written in short, humorous, and informative chapters, and laced with some of the opera world's juiciest anecdotes, this guide is sure to convert even the most ambivalent of music lovers. Line drawings.

So you want to sing music theater : a guide for professionals

July 14, 2014
Hall, Karen, 1955- author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
xx, 159 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
List of figures -- Acknowledgments -- Foreword -- Introduction -- History of Musical Theater -- Singing Music Theater and Voice Science / Scott McCoy -- Vocal Health and the Music Theater Vocal Athlete / Wendy DeLeo LeBorgne -- Music Theater Vocal Pedagogy -- Listening Examples and Repertoire Recommendations -- Music Theater Styles -- Performing Music Theater -- Glossary -- Appendix: Conductor and Coach Interviews.

America's songs II : songs from the 1890s to the post-war years

July 14, 2014
Lasser, Michael L., author.
©2014
xxviii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
1891-1895 -- 1896-1900 -- 1901-1905 -- 1906-1910 -- 1911-1915 -- 1916-1920 -- 1921-1925 -- 1926-1930 -- 1931-1935 -- 1936-1940 -- 1941-1945 -- 1946-1951.

Dead Kennedys : fresh fruit for rotting vegetables, the early years

July 14, 2014
Ogg, Alex.
Oakland, Calif. : PM Press, [2014]
204 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
When ya get drafted -- So you've been to school for a year or two -- In a desperate mind, little gardens grow -- You will jog for the master race -- Are you believin' the morning papers? -- Anyone can be king for a day -- Efficiency and progress is ours once more -- Don't forget to pack a wife -- All you ever do is complain, yeah? -- Yakety yak -- Grafic anarchy.

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! : the story of pop music from Bill Haley to Beyoncé

July 10, 2014
Stanley, Bob, 1964- author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2014.
xxii, 599 pages ; 25 cm
"First published in Great Britain by Faber and Faber Limited [in 2013] under the title Yeah, yeah, yeah : the story of modern pop"--Title page verso.
An addictively readable, encyclopedic history of pop music that includes individual chapters to groups and individuals -- the Monkees, the Beach Boys, the Bee Gees, Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna -- that changed the shape of pop music.

Jazz and culture in a global age

July 10, 2014
Nicholson, Stuart, 1948-, author.
Boston : Northeastern University Press, [2014]
xv, 294 pages ; 24 cm
Jazz and the perfect storm -- Jazz may be universal, but does it have a universal meaning? -- Jazz and American cultural power -- The globalization of jazz -- Jazz and modernism.

Counting down Bruce Springsteen : his 100 finest songs

July 8, 2014
Beviglia, Jim.
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
xvii, 201 pages ; 24 cm

Logic Pro X : audio and music production

July 8, 2014
Cousins, Mark, 1972-, author.
Burlington, MA : Focal Press, 2014.
x, 414 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The Logic Pro concept -- Logic Pro X's interface -- Getting connected -- Starting a project -- Audio regions and editing -- MIDI sequencing and instrument plug-ins -- Creative sound design -- Mixing in Logic -- Mastering in Logic -- Logic and multimedia production -- Optimizing Logic.

Do not sell at any price : the wild, obsessive hunt for the world's rarest 78 rpm records

July 7, 2014
Petrusich, Amanda.
New York : Scribner, 2014.
x, 260 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.

Unruly : the highs and lows of becoming a man

July 7, 2014
Ja Rule.
New York : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins, c2014.
viii, 242 p. ; 24 cm.
Venni vetti vecci. Silence ; Moaning ; Hard breathing ; Soulmates ; Hollering ; Screaming -- The last temptation. Must be the music ; 160 varick ; What's beef? ; A rock star -- Pain of love. My father ; My wife ; The mirror ; Sober ; Changing.
"Ja Rule, actor, singer, songwriter, and one of the most multi-dimensional rap artists of his time, tells his compelling story--from his youth to his rise to international fame to his transformative two years in Federal prison--and reveals the man beneath the legend. Unruly is two stories that offer one complete picture of a man and his world: the angry, fatherless rapper, Ja Rule who was "raised by the streets"; and Jeffrey Atkins, the insightful, reflective father and loyal husband who learned the hard way how to be a good man."--from publisher's web site.

Welcome to my jungle : an unauthorized account of how a regular guy like me survived years of touring with Guns n' Roses, pet wallabies, crazed groupies, Axl Rose's moth extermination system, and other perils on the road with one of the great rock bands of all time

July 2, 2014
Duswalt, Craig.
Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, [2014]
xix, 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Axl Rose's personal manager gives a behind-the-scenes look at Guns N' Roses' Use Your Illusion tour.

Release me : my life, my words

July 2, 2014
Olivia, 1981- author.
Wyandanch, NY : Urban Renaissance, [2014]
222 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm

Rush FAQ : all that's left to know about rock's greatest power trio

July 2, 2014
Mobley, Max, author.
Montclair, NJ : Backbeat Books, 2014.
xiv, 251 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

My beautiful dark twisted fantasy

July 2, 2014
Graves, Kirk Walker.
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.
viii, 136 pages ; 17 cm.

Songwriting strategies: a 360° approach

June 24, 2014
Simos, Mark.
©2014.
x, 210 pages : illustrations, music ; 31 cm
Includes index.

Turn up the radio! : rock, pop, and roll in Los Angeles 1956-1972

June 23, 2014
Kubernik, Harvey, 1951-
©2014
336 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm

The Dylanologists : adventures in the land of Bob

June 23, 2014
Kinney, David A., 1960-
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2014].
241 pages ; 24 cm.
Pilgrims -- Hostilities -- Those who search -- Women and God -- "He casts a spell" -- Down the rabbit hole -- "It's worthless" -- On the rail -- Postscript: Mirrors.
An analysis of Bob Dylan fandom shares insights into the music artist's influential role in American culture, contrasting the activities of particularly devout fans against Dylan's intensely private nature.

Strange beautiful music : a musical memoir

June 20, 2014
Satriani, Joe.
Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, [2014].
294 pages, 30 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The Hendrix experience -- High school confidential -- Learning curves -- Satch goes west -- Twists of fate-the Joe Satriani EP, 1983-1984 -- Not of this Earth-1985-1986 -- Relativity -- Surfing with the Alien-1987 -- Launching the Silver Surfer -- Flying in a Blue Dream-1989 -- The Bearsville experiment -- The Extremist-1992 -- Eponymous-1995 -- G3/Crystal Planet-1997 -- Engines of Creation-2000 -- Strange Beautiful Music-2002 -- Is There Love in Space?-2004 -- Super Colossal-2006 -- Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock-2008 -- Chickenfoot I-2009 -- Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards-2010 -- Chickenfoot III-2011/2012 -- Unstoppable Momentum-2013 -- 2013 and beyond.
Go behind the scenes with the musician The New York Times called "a guitar God!" Oft-hailed as the Jimi Hendrix of his generation, living guitar legend Joe Satriani has long transcended stylistic boundaries with a sound that raises the bar like a new horizon for the broader genre of instrumental guitar rock. Joe's 6-string secrets have astounded listeners around the world for nearly 30 years. In Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir, Satriani and coauthor, music biographer Jake Brown, take fans on their first authorized tour of the story behind his climb to stardom and the creative odyssey involved in writing and recording a storied catalog of classics including "Surfing with the Alien," "Summer Song," "Satch Boogie," "Always With Me, Always With You," "The Extremist," "Flying in a Blue Dream," "Crowd Chant," and more. Featuring previously unpublished photos and hours of exclusive, firsthand interviews with Satriani, Strange Beautiful Music offers a unique look inside the studio with Joe, giving fans a chance to get up close and personal like never before. With insider details about his collaboration with multi-platinum supergroup Chickenfoot, exclusive interviews with Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony of Van Halen and Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, commentary from fellow guitar legends such as Steve Vai, Metallica's Kirk Hammett, Primus's Larry LaLonde, and legendary music producers including Glynn Johns and the late Andy Johns, this memoir offers a rare inside look for die-hard Satriani fans, guitar enthusiasts, and anyone who loves to rock.

Michael Jackson, Inc. : the rise, fall, and rebirth of a billion-dollar empire

June 20, 2014
Greenburg, Zack O'Malley.
New York : Atria Books, [2014].
293 pages ; 24 cm

Mad world : an oral history of new wave artists and songs that defined the 1980s

June 20, 2014
Majewski, Lori, author.
New York, NY : Abrams Image, [2014].
319 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Adam and the Ants : "Kings of the wild frontier" -- Gary Numan : "Cars" -- Duran Duran : "Girls on film" -- New Order : "Blue Monday" -- ABC : "Poison arrow" -- Devo : "Whip it" -- Echo and the Bunnymen : "The killing moon" -- Spandau Ballet : "True" -- The Human League : "Being boiled" -- Heaven 17 : "Temptation" -- Dexys Midnight Runners : "Come on Eileen" -- Bow Wow Wow : "I want candy" -- The Waitresses : "I know what boys like" -- The Normal : "Warm leatherette" -- Kajagoogoo : "Too shy" -- Thomas Dolby : "She blinded me with science" -- The Psychedelic Furs : "Love my way" -- Depeche Mode : "New life" -- Yaz : "Only you" -- Kim Wilde : "Kids in America" -- Howard Jones : "New song" -- Berlin : "The Metro" -- A Flock of Seagulls : "I ran" -- Modern English : "I melt with you" -- Soft Cell : "Tainted love" -- a-ha : "Take on me" -- Joy Division : "Love will tear us apart" -- The Smiths : "How soon is now?" -- Tears for Fears : "Mad world" -- Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark : "If you leave" -- Ultravox : "Vienna" -- INXS : "Original sin" -- Thompson Twins : "Hold me now" -- Simple Minds : "Don't you (forget about me)" -- Animotion : "Obsession" -- Band Aid : "Do they know it's Christmas?"
The authors provide an oral history that celebrates the New Wave music phenomenon of the 1980s via new interviews with some of the most notable artists of the period. Each chapter begins with a discussion of their most popular song but leads to stories of their history and place in the scene, ultimately painting a vivid picture of this colorful, idiosyncratic time.

Official program.

June 18, 2014
Cincinnati, Ohio : Cincinnati Musical Festival Association.
v. : ill. ; 22-26 cm.
Vols. for 1972- issued without title: "Official program."
At head of title: 1873-1954 [Official].

Cincinnati opera.

June 18, 2014
Cincinnati, Ohio : Cincinnati Opera Association.
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Title from cover.

Wounds to bind : a memoir of the folk-rock revolution

June 18, 2014
Burgan, Jerry, author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
xiii, 232 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"The birth of folk rock comes to life in Wounds to Bind: A Memoir of the Folk Rock Revolution, Jerry Burgan's unforgettable memoir of the pre-psychedelic 1960s"--back cover.

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