New Arrivals · Music Books

February 28, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The music of the Stanley brothers

February 27, 2015
Reid, Gary B. (Musicologist), author.
xvii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Death is only a dream : 1947-1948 -- To us, that would have been the impossible : Columbia Records, 1949-1952 -- Some of our best recordings were the Mercurys : 1953-1958 -- "How mountain girls can love" : the early King/Starday years, 1958-1962 -- "Stone walls and steel bars" : the later King years 1963-1966.
Carter and Ralph Stanley were key figures in the development of bluegrass music in postwar America. This book studies their life and work. With a foreword by Neil V. Rosenberg, discographies, notes, bibliography, and indices. Black & white photos.

Girl in a band

February 19, 2015
Gordon, Kim, 1953- author.
New York : Dey Street Books, 2015.
vii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story--a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence and as one of the first women of rock and roll.

Live at the Fillmore East and West : getting backstage and personal with rock's greatest legends

February 16, 2015
Glatt, John, author.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, 2015.
xvii, 413 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
The road to the Fillmores. The refugee ; Carlos ; Finding direction ; Grace ; The right time at the right place ; The saloon keeper ; Janis ; The pieces come together ; Moving up ; 1967 ; Monterey ; Hiring and firing -- The music never stopped. Birth of the Fillmore East ; Up and running ; The Fillmore West ; Catching fire ; The sunshine makers ; Go ride the music ; Three days of peace, love, and music ; Running on ego ; A new decade ; Dosing Richard Nixon ; The Festival Express ; "Somewhere near Salinas" ; "The show must go on" ; The last hurrah ; "The flowers wilted" ; "Thank you and farewell" ; Coda.

Handbook to the season.

February 9, 2015
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
[Cincinnati, Ohio : The Orchestra]
v. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Program annotator: J.D. Kramer.
Handbook contains program notes to annual CSO seasons.

Jimmy Page

February 9, 2015
Page, Jimmy, author.
Guildford, Surrey, England : Genesis Publications Limited, 2014.
512 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
The photographic autobiography and visual history of the world's most iconic guitar player.

The living years : the first Genesis memoir

February 9, 2015
Rutherford, Mike, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2015.
x, 241 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Originally published: Great Britain : Constable, 2014.
"The story of Genesis is the rock legend of how a humble schoolboy band grew into a group of global superstars. At its center stood Mike Rutherford, driving the music from pioneering prog rock to chart-topping hits. Now for the first time, he tells the remarkable inside story of Genesis and his own band, Mike + The Mechanics, [with emphasis on] ... the relationship between father and son and the story of how music, families, and friendship combine"--Dust jacket flap.

Stevie Nicks : visions, dreams & rumours

January 30, 2015
Howe, Zoë, author.
xii, 404 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Daughter of the desert -- On the wings of an albatross -- Bella Donna -- Never break the chain.

1965 : the most revolutionary year in music

January 28, 2015
Jackson, Andrew Grant, 1969- author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2015.
xxii, 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
An exploration of the year in which "the Beatles played Shea Stadium and made their first major artistic statement with Rubber Soul, the Rolling Stones topped the American charts for the first time with the sexually aggressive (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, ... the Who staked out their territory with the classic My Generation, Bob Dylan released his six-minute opus Like a Rolling Stone from Highway 61 Revisited and sent shock waves through the music community when he went electric at the Newport Folk Festival, Barry Maguire sang of the Eve of Destruction, and Simon and Garfunkel released their first number-one hit with The Sounds of Silence"

Call me Debbie : true confessions of a down-to-earth diva

January 27, 2015
Voigt, Deborah, author.
x, 271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Overture: Heavenly voices -- Act I piccola. My fair little lady ; Jesus loves me ; Sweet and innocent ; High school musical ; Wild things -- Act II accelerando. When the student is ready ; Covering butts ; Next stop, the Wiener Staatsoper ; Diets and divas ; Amelia and Ariadne: luck be this lady ; Leona, Leonie, Luciano: breathroughs and breaking up -- Act III crescendo. Dangerous liaisons and Plácido's kiss ; Blood, death, and grace ; Little black dress and sexy Salome ; Princes, rogues, blackouts, and bottoms ; Fathers, love, and the ride of the Valkyries ; Fear and loathing in Liège ; A tree of life -- Finale: Voigt lessons.
An internationally beloved opera star recounts her harrowing and ultimately successful private battles to overcome the addictions and self-destructive tendencies that nearly destroyed her life. --Publisher's description.

In character : opera portraiture

January 27, 2015
Martin, John F.
Milwaukee, WI : Amadeus Press, 2014.
xxxv, 171 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm

Schubert's winter journey : anatomy of an obsession

January 21, 2015
Bostridge, Ian, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
xxi, 502 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), music ; 19 cm
Draws on the author's first-hand experience with Franz Schubert's "Winterreise," his musical knowledge, and his training as a scholar to explore the meanings of the songs comprising this masterpiece, one of the greatest pieces of music ever written for the male solo voice.

No simple highway : a cultural history of the Grateful Dead

January 21, 2015
Richardson, Peter, 1959- author.
373 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Ecstasy -- Mobility -- Community.
"For almost three decades, the Grateful Dead was America's most popular touring band. [This is] the first book to ask the simple question of why--and attempt to answer it. Drawing on new research, interviews, and a fresh supply of material from the Grateful Dead archives, author Peter Richardson ... recounts the Dead's colorful history, adding new insight into everything from the acid tests to the band's formation of their own record label to their massive late career success, while probing the riddle of the Dead's vast and durable appeal"-- Provided by publisher.

Nick Drake : remembered for a while.

January 19, 2015
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
443 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
"The authorized companion to the music of Nick Drake"--Cover.
Which will / by Brian Cullman -- Keith Morris and Bryter Layter -- Please beware of them that stare : the live concerts / by Cally ; Bryter press -- Nick Drake goes to America -- Pink moon / by Pete Paphides -- Songs of Pink moon / [with commentary by Chris Healey] -- Keith Morris and Pink moon -- Pink press -- Island book of records -- Come blow your horn on high / Paul Wheeler in conversation with Gabrielle Drake -- Fourth album / by Pete Paphides -- Final songs / [with commentary by Chris Healey] -- Remembered for a while : the diaries of Rodney Drake -- You look to find a friend / Brian Wells interviewed by Cally -- Migajas / by Jeremy Harmer -- Orpheus visible / by Robin Frederick -- Exiled from Heaven / by Ian MacDonald -- Land without music / by Stuart Maconie -- Posthumous press -- Rodney and Molly / by Gorm Henrik Rasmussen -- Precipice of loneliness / by Will Stone -- Requiem.
Nicholas Rodney "Nick" Drake was an English singer-songwriter and musician, known for his acoustic guitar-based songs. Drake released only three complete albums--Five Leaves Left (1969), Bryter Layter (1970), Pink Moon (1972)--and was not well known before his death in 1974. After his death, he gained a large posthumous following, inspiring leading musicians such as R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Robert Smith of The Cure and bands such as Coldplay and The Black Crowes. This book peels back some of the mystery surrounding his life. It features color photographs, as well as original letters and interviews with family and friends.

The opera manual

January 19, 2015
Martin, Nicholas Ivor.
Lanham : The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2014.
xxxvi, 442 pages ; 29 cm.
The Gambler (Prokofiev) ; The Gamblers (Shostakovich) ; A Game of Chance (Barab) ; La Gazza Ladra (Rossini) ; The Ghosts of Versailles (Corigliano) ; Gianni Schicchi (Puccini) ; La Gioconda (Ponchielli) ; I Gioielli della Madonna (Wolf-Ferrari) ; Giovanna d'Arco (Verdi) ; The Girl from Navarre (Massenet) ; The Girl from the Golden West (Puccini) ; Giulio Cesare (Handel) ; Gloriana (Britten) ; Die Glückliche Hand (Schönberg) ; The Golden Cockerel (Rimsky-Korsakov) ; The Good Soldier Schweik (Kurka) ; Götterdämmerung (Wagner) ; Goyescas (Granados) ; Gräfin Maritza (Kálmán) ; The Grand Duchess of Gérolstein (Offenbach) ; The Grand Macabre (Ligeti) ; Le Grand Macabre (Ligeti) ; La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein (Offenbach) ; The Grapes of Wrath (Gordon) ; The Great Gatsby (Harbison) ; The Greek Passion (Martinů) ; Griselda (Scarlatti) ; La Griselda (Scarlatti) ; Grisélidis (Massenet) ; Guglielmo Ratcliff (Mascagni) ; Guglielmo Tell (Rossini) ; Guillaume Tell (Rossini) ; Guntram (Strauss) ; Gwendoline (Chabrier) ; The Gypsy Baron (Strauss Jr.) ; Hamlet (Thomas) ; A Hand of Bridge (Barber) ; Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck) ; Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck) ; Harlequin (Busoni) ; Háry János (Kodály) ; Das Heimchen am Herd (Goldmark) ; Heimkehr aus der Fremde (Mendelssohn-Bartholdy) ; Die Heimsuchung (Schuller) ; Hérodiade (Massenet) ; L'Heure Espagnole (Ravel) ; Histoire du Soldat (Stravinsky) ; Homecoming from Abroad (Mendelssohn-Bartholdy) ; Hugh the Drover (Williams) ; The Huguenots (Meyerbeer) ; Les Huguenots (Meyerbeer) ; The Human Voice (Poulenc) ; The Ice Break (Tippett) ; Idomeneo (Mozart) ; Igrok (Prokofiev) ; Igroki (Shostakovich) ; L'̊Ile de Tulipatan (Offenbach) ; Imeneo (Handel) ; The Impresario (Mozart) ; In a Garden (Kupferman) ; L'Incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi) ; L'Infedeltà Delusa (Haydn) ; Infidelity Deluded (Haydn) ; The Inquisitive Women (Wolf-Ferrari) ; Intermezzo (Strauss) ; Introductions and Goodbyes (Foss) ; Iolanta (Tchaikovsky) ; Iolanthe (Sullivan) ; Iphigenia in Aulis (Gluck) ; Iphigenia in Tauris (Gluck) ; Iphigénie en Aulide (Gluck) ; Iphigénie en Tauride (Gluck) ; Iris (Mascagni) ; Irmelin (Delius) ; Isabeau (Mascagni) ; Isis (Lully) ; The Island of Tulipatan (Offenbach) ; The Italian Girl in Algiers (Rossini) ; L'Italiana in Algeria (Rossini) ; The Jacobin (Dvořák) ; Jakobín (Dvořák) ; Jeanne d'Arc au Bûcher (Honegger) ; Jenůfa (Janáček) ; Jessonda (Spohr) ; The Jesters' Supper (Giordano) ; The Jewels of the Madonna (Wolf-Ferrari) ; The Jewess (Halévy) ; Joan of Arc (Verdi) ; Joan of Arc at the Stake (Honegger) ; La Jolie Fille de Perth (Bizet) ; Le Jongleur de Notre Dame (Massenet) ; Jonny Spielt Auf (Křenek) ; Jonny Strikes Up (Křenek) ; The Joyful Girl (Ponchielli) ; Judith (Honegger) ; The Juggler of Notre Dame (Massenet) ; La Juive (Halévy) ; Julius Caeser (Handel) ; The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (Foss) ; Der Junge Lord (Henze) ; Kamenny Gost' (Dargomyzhsky) ; Ká́ta Kabanová (Janáček) ; Katerina Izmailova (Shostakovich) [under Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District] ; A Kékszakállú Herceg Vará (Bartók) ; Khovanshchina (Musorgsky) ; The King in Spite of HImself (Chabrier) ; A King Listens (Berio) ; The King of Ys (Lalo) ; King Priam (Tippett) ; King Roger (Szymanowski) ; Die Kluge (Orff) ; The Knights of Ekebù (Zandonai) ; The Knot Garden (Tippett) ; Knyaz' Igor' (Borodin) ; Die Königskinder (Humperdinck) ; Krapp or The Last Tape (Mihalovici) ; Krapp ou La Dernièrre Bande (Mihalovici) ; Król Roger (Szymanowski) ; Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (Shostakovich) ; The Lady of the Lake (Rossini) ; Lakmé (Delibes) ; Das Lange Weihnachtsmahl (Hindemith) ; The Last Savage (Menotti) ; Lear (Reimann) ; Ledi Makbet Mtsenskovo Uezda (Shostakovich) ; The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya (Rimsky-Korsakov) ; Let's Make an Opera (Britten) [under The Little Swamp] ; Die Liebe der Danea (Strauss) ; Das Liebesverbot (Wagner) ; A Life for the Tsar (Glinka) ; The Lighthouse (Davies) ; Linda di Chamounix (Donizetti) ; Linda of Chamounix (Donizetti) ; Little Marat (Mascagni) ; The Little Prince (Portman) ; The Little Sweep (Britten) ; Little Women (Adamo) ; Lizzie Borden (Beeson) ; Lodoletta (Mascagni) ; Lohengrin (Wagner) ; I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata (Verdi) ; The Lombards at the First Crusade (Verdi) ; The Long Christmas Dinner (Hindemith) ; Long Christmas Dinner (Hindemith) [under Das Lange Weinachtsmahl] ; Long Live Mother (Donizetti) ; Lord Byron (Thomson) ; Lord Byron's Love Letter (De Banfield) ; Loreley (Catalani) ; Louise (Charpentier) ; The Love for Three Oranges (Prokofiev) ; The Love of Danae (Strauss) ; The Love of Three Kings (Montemezzi) ; The Love Stricken Brother (Pergolesi) ; The Lowland (d'Albert) ; The Lowland Sea (Wilder) ; Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti) ; Lucia of Lammermoor (Donizetti) ; Lucio Silla (Mozart) ; The Lucky Hand (Schönberg) ; Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti) ; Luisa Miller (Verdi) ; Lulu (Berg) ; Die Lustige Witwe (Lehár) ; Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor (Nicolai) ; Lyubov' k Tryom Apel'sinam (Prokofiev) ; Macbeth (Bloch) ; Macbeth (Verdi) ; Madam Butterfly (Puccini) ; Madam Free-and-Easy (Giordano) ; Madama Butterfly (Puccini) ; Madame Chrysanthème (Messager) ; Madame Chrysanthemum (Messager) ; Madame Sans-Gêne (Giordano) ; The Magic Flute (Mozart) ; The Magic Fountain (Delius) ; The Magistrate (Wolf) ; Mahagonny (Weill) [under Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny] ; The Maid as Mistress (Pergolesi) ; The Maid of Orleans (Tchaikovsky) ; Maiskaya Noch' (Rimsky-Korsakov) ; Le Maître de Chapelle (Paër) ; The Makropulos Affair (Janáček) ; Malady of Love (Engel) ; Les Malheurs d'Orphée (Milhaud) ; Les Mamelles de Tirésias (Poulenc) ; Manon (Massenet) ; Manon Lescaut (Puccini) ; Margaret Garner (Danielpour) ; Maria Golovin (Menotti) ; Maria Stuarda (Donizetti) ; Mâraouf (Rabaud) ; Marriage by Promissory Note (Rossini) ; The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart) ; The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart) ; Martha (Flotow) ; Mary, Queen of Scots (Musgrave) ; Masaniello (Auber) ; Maskarade (Nielsen) ; A Masked Ball (Verdi) ; I Masnadieri (Verdi) ; Masquerade (Nielsen) ; Master Pedro's Puppet Show (de Falla) ; The Mastersingers of Nuremberg (Wagner) ; Mathis der Maler (Hindemith) ; Mathis the Painter (Hindemith) ; Il Matrimonio Segreto (Cimarosa) ; Mavra (Stravinsky) ; May Night (Rimsky-Korsakov) ; Mazepa (Tchaikovsky) ; McTeague (Bolcom) ; Médée (Cherubini) ; Médée (Milhaud) ; The Medium (Davies) ; The Medium (Menotti) ; Mefistofele (Boito) ; Die Meistersinger von Nürenberg (Wagner) ; The Merry Widow (Lehár) ; The Merry Wives of Windsor (Nicolai) ; The Midsummer Night's Dream (Britten) ; The Mighty Casey (Schuman) ; Mignon (Thomas) ; The Mikado (Sullivan) ; Mireille (Gounod) ; The Miserly Knight (Rakhmaninov) ; The Misfortunes of Orpheus (Milhaud) ; Miss Havisham's Wedding Night (Argento) ; Miss Julie (Rorem) ; Mister Bruschino (Rossini) ; Mister Cauliflower (Offenbach, St. Rémy) ; Mitridate (Mozart) ; Moby-Dick (Heggie) ; Moïse et Pharaon (Rossini) ; Der Mond (Orff) ; Il Mondo della Luna (Haydn) ; Monsieur Choufleuri (Offenbach, St. Rémy) ; Montezuma (Sessions) ; The Moon (Orff) ; Mosé in Egitto (Rossini) ; Moses and Aaron (Schönberg) ; Moses in Egypt (Rossini) ; Moses und Aron (Schönberg) ; The Mother of Us All (Thomson) ; Motsart i Sal'eri (Rimsky-Korsakov) ; Mourning Becomes Electra (Levy) ; Mozart and Salieri (Rimsky-Korsakov) ; La Muette de Portici (Auber) ; The Music Master (Paër) ; Nabucco (Verdi) ; Les Naufrageurs (Smyth) ; La Navarraise (Massenet) ; Nerone (Boito) ; Neues vom Tage (Hindemith) ; The Night Bell (Donizetti) ; Night Flight (Dallapiccola) ; The Nightingale (Stravinsky) ; Nina (Paisiello) ; Nixon in China (Adams) ; Norma (Bellini) ; Nos (Shostakovich) ; The Nose (Shostakovich) ; Noye's Fludde (Britten) ; Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) ; Oberon (Weber).

Roland Hayes : the legacy of an American tenor

January 16, 2015
Brooks, Christopher Antonio, 1957- author.
xviii, 401 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A new Jerusalem (1887-1911) -- Roland's world in Boston (1911-1920) -- Roland rules Britannia (1920-1921) -- "Le rage de Paris" (1921-1922) -- "You're tired, Chile" -- The Hayes conquest (1923-1924) -- Roland and the Countess (1924-1926) -- The conquest slows (1926-1930) -- "Hard trials, great tribulations" (1930-1935) -- Return to Europe (1936-1942) -- Rome, Georgia -- "I can tell the world!" (1942-1950) -- Struggles in remaining relevant (1950-1959) -- "I wanna go home" (1960-1977).

Punk rock blitzkrieg : my life as a Ramone

January 16, 2015
Ramone, Marky, author.
New York : Touchstone, 2015.
viii, 403 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"The inside story behind one of the most revered bands in music history during the early days of punk rock in New York, from legendary drummer Marky Ramone. Rolling Stone ranked the Ramones at #26 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time." They received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. And Marky Ramone played a major part in this success--his "blitzkrieg" style of drumming drove the sound the Ramones pioneered. Now, fans can get the inside story. Before he joined the Ramones, Marc Bell was already a name in the New York music scene. But when he joined three other tough misfits, he became Marky Ramone, and the rhythm that came to epitomize punk was born. Having outlived his bandmates, Marky is the only person who can share the secrets and stories of the Ramones' improbable rise from obtuse beginnings to induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But it wasn't all good times and hit songs, and Marky doesn't shy away from discussing his own struggles, including the addiction to alcohol that led him to be temporarily kicked out of the band. From the cult film Rock 'n' Roll High School through "I Wanna Be Sedated" through his own struggle with alcoholism, Marky Ramone sets the record straight, painting an unflinching picture of the dysfunction behind the band that changed a generation. With exclusive behind-the-scenes photos, Punk Rock Blitzkrieg is both a cultural history of punk and a stirring story that millions of fans have been waiting for"-- Provided by publisher.

The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks : the band that made radio famous

January 16, 2015
Edmiston, Fred W., 1930-
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2003.
xi, 372 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Joe and Coonie -- Postwar Kansas City -- Coon-Sanders novelty orchestra -- The Nighthawks -- Chicago's Congress Hotel -- The Blackhawk years -- The final year.
"Here is the complete history of the Coon-Sanders Orchestra, the band whose saucy, bustling music and carefree musicians symbolized the era between World War I and the Great Depression. This work covers it all, from the two leaders and their very different personalities, and the various band members, to their association with Jules Cesar Stein (who set the band on a five-week tour that made enough money for Stein to found the Music Corporation of America, or MCA)."--Jacket.

The B-side : the death of Tin Pan Alley and the rebirth of the great American song

January 15, 2015
Yagoda, Ben, author.
New York : Riverhead Books, 2015.
310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Mr. Miller and Mr. Schwartz, 1954 -- I get a kick out of you, 1885-1933 -- Jukebox Saturday night, 1925-1942 -- As time goes by, 1941-1948 -- What happened to the music? 1946-1954 -- Brill Building boys, and girl, 1950-1955 -- The big beat, 1951-1968 -- Fly me to the moon, 1939-1965 -- Epilogue. Do you believe in magic? 1957-1965.
"Everybody knows and loves the American Songbook. But it's a bit less widely understood that in about 1950, this stream of great songs more or less dried up. All of a sudden, what came over the radio wasn't Gershwin, Porter, and Berlin, but "Come on-a My House" and "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?" Elvis and rock and roll arrived a few years later, and at that point the game was truly up. What happened, and why? In The B Side, acclaimed cultural historian Ben Yagoda answers those questions in a fascinating piece of detective work. Drawing on previously untapped archival sources and on scores of interviews--the voices include Randy Newman, Jimmy Webb, Linda Ronstadt, and Herb Alpert--the book illuminates broad musical trends through a series of intertwined stories. Among them are the battle between ASCAP and Broadcast Music, Inc.; the revolution in jazz after World War II; the impact of radio and then television; and the bitter, decades-long feud between Mitch Miller and Frank Sinatra. The B Side is about taste, and the particular economics and culture of songwriting, and the potential of popular art for greatness and beauty. It's destined to become a classic of American musical history" -- from publisher's web site.

George Harrison : behind the locked door

January 15, 2015
Thomson, Graeme (Writer on music), author.
New York, NY : Overlook, 2015.
xiv, 447 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Be here now: August, 1971 -- All those years ago -- Plug me in -- Life itself -- Beatle: red -- Circles -- The rising sun -- White out -- Beatle: blue -- How high will you leap? -- Bread for Bangladesh -- Deep blue -- Dark horse rides out -- Blow away -- Rough cuts -- Travelling man -- The answer at the end -- Everyone's got to be somewhere.

Guitar theory

January 12, 2015
Hodge, David, 1957-
New York : Alpha, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2014
xix, 298 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Turning tones into notes -- Turning notes into scales, intervals, and chords -- Turning chords into chord shapes -- Turning the major scale into many different scales -- Turning guitar theory into guitar magic.
Music theory is often considered to be one of the most difficult subjects to learn. Idiot's Guides: Guitar Theory breaks down music theory for guitar and other fretboard instruments in very simple and easy-to-understand lessons. Content includes everything a budding musician needs to know about notes, guitar tablature, rhythm, chords and scales, and more.

5 Seconds of Summer : shoot for the stars

December 30, 2014
Archer, Mandy, author.
[United States] : Scholastic, Inc., 2014.
32 pages : illustrations, 22 cm
Meet and greet -- The 5SOS story -- Luke Hemmings -- Michael Clifford -- Calum Hood -- Ashton Irwin -- 5 seconds by numbers -- Did you know? -- One last look -- Fast forward 5 seconds.

The partnership : Brecht, Weill, three women, and Germany on the brink

December 29, 2014
Katz, Pamela.
New York : Nan A. Talese, 2015.
470 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
The first encounter -- Coming of age -- The women -- Moon of Alabama -- Off to Mahagonny -- The beggar's opera -- Le lavandou -- The bourgeois bandit -- The threepenny opera -- Grotesque and protest -- The beginning of the end -- If someone's getting kicked, it'll be you -- Last time in Germany -- Exile -- When the shark bites.

We rock! : a fun family guide for exploring rock music history

December 29, 2014
Hanley, Jason (Musician)
Beverly, Massachusetts : Quarry Books, 2015.
152 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Finally! A hip, fun and culturally relevant series of music appreciation books, perfect for modern music-loving families who want to take advantage of this era of exploding musical access! Get a personal guided tour through an amazing historical back-catalog of music that was previously unavailable. We Rock!: A Fun Family Guide for Exploring Rock Music History is a guided tour through thrilling corners of the musical universe that should not be missed! This book highlights great songs in rock history, shares insights and stories on the artists, details the social and historical influences at play, and offers fun activities for families to do together. Detailed listening guides help music fans understand song structure, lyrics, and instrumentation. Related listening lists introduce readers to other exciting artists in similar genres. Set into 52 "music labs," these stories can be explored at will by individuals and families or used as a curriculum for community groups and educators" -- from publisher's web site.

Music marketing for the DIY musician : creating and executing a plan of attack on a low budget

December 22, 2014
Borg, Bobby, author.
Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard Books, 2014.
xxii, 343 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
An overview of the complete DIY marketing process : creating and executing a plan of attack in a nutshell -- Describe your company's vision : identifying your musical purpose and setting your career on course -- Identifying profitable opportunities or "needs" : conducting a SWOT analysis -- Analyze your customers : Identifying, segmenting, and targeting your market -- Learn from your competitors : conducting a competitor analysis -- Demo your products and services : getting feedback before committing your valuable resources -- Set your marketing plan goals : using the SMART model -- Develop your company's brand strategy : creating the right identity for your company and its people -- Develop a brand strategy for your products/services : achieving the desired image for your tours, records, merch, and more -- Finalize your products and services for the marketplace : delivering on the promise of your brand -- Devise a pricing strategy : reinforcing your brand image and generating revenue and awareness -- Establish a place strategy, part 1 : booking live-performance sets and distributing records -- Establish a place strategy, part 2 : distributing your merch and songs effectively for sale and/or license -- Formulate a promotion strategy, part 1 : winning over fans via publicity and paid advertising -- Formulate a promotion strategy, part 2 : using Internet, word-of-mouth, and guerrilla marketing to get customers -- Formulate a promotion strategy, part 3 : winning over fans via radio play and creative sponsorships -- Formulate a promotion strategy, part 4 : uitilizing direct marketing, personal selling, and sales promotions to get fans -- Prepare a measuring strategy : tracking, analyzing, and adjusting your market campaign -- Assemble your Marketing Plan of Attack : presenting your business and marketing ideas effectively -- Execute your marketing plan effectively : adopting the right policies that get your company results -- Continue to learn about marketing : strengthening your marketing muscles with 20 exercises

Cinderella : [the complete book and lyrics of the Broadway musical]

December 19, 2014
Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979.
Montclair, NJ : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2014.
xiii, 143 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (mostly color) ; 22 cm

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