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Death Metal and Music Criticism: Analysis at the Limits, by Michelle Phillipov, is a significant intervention in popular music studies, and in the growing area of metal studies in particular. Combining original analyses of death metal with substantial and accessible overviews of popular music studies as a field, Phillipov demonstrates how the premium music studies have traditionally placed on political engagement serves to circumscribe our understanding of the complexity and specificity of musical styles.  
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Captures the golden age of Kansas City jazz in a definitive account of the raw, hard-driving style that put Kansas City on the musical map and the great musicians--including Charlie Parker, Bennie Moten, Mary Lou Williams, Andy Kirk, and others--who transformed the face of American music.
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(2nd Edition). Extensively revised and including forty moresongs than its predecessor, this new edition presents the full texts of some 125 songs, with melodies for most of them and detailed annotations for all. Lively commentaryplaces the songs in historical, social, and, where appropri-ate, pyschological context. Biblio., index.
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BookThis book by the founding editor and former publisher of Bass Player magazine not only celebrates the 50-year history of Fender's revolutionary Precision Bass, it also for the first time illuminates the full scope of its profound impact on music and society. Focusing on the bass' artistic influence, it details the technical milestones that gave the bass its musical power. This book also describes the impact of the bass in the hands of such visionaries as James Jamerson; cheers the innovations of rockers like Jack Bruce, Paul McCartney, John Entwistle and Sting; and honors the inspired work of such virtuosos as Jaco Pastorius. Loaded with black & white and 100 stunning color photos.
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(Book). From the author of Amps! comes an essential survival guide for every guitar player and amp owner. Packed with concise, clearly written tips on troubleshooting and repairs, this guide teaches the secrets of maintenance and fixing it yourself, with straightforward, step-by-step instructions using simple, affordable, readily available tools. The book focuses on the most commonly performed procedures, and contains over 150 photos and insider information from technicians, engineers, and roadies.
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Now in paperback, this first complete biography of America's greatest songsmith, a composer whose incredible versatility & innate sense of popular taste yielded a catalogue of over 1,500 songs, many of which have longsince become well-loved standards. Illus. 658p. Pap.
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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. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Big One.
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A history of the music business & the technologies involved that places sound reproduction within its larger social, economic, & cultural context from Edison to digital technology.
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Very reasonably priced, this oversize 10.25x13.25" volume contains a wealth of information on all types of guitars, related equipment, and the history of the different types of guitars, who played them, and their makers. Lengthy sections teach the reader about guitars and their maintenance, and how to play ten different guitar playing styles, with exercises provided. Heavily illustrated in color. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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An account of the opera singer's career & her legacy as a musician & a performer, with two CDs & more than 100 photos.
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Featuring more than three hours of video instruction, this extended master class picks up where Mastering Fretboard Harmony left off, delving deeper into the immense realm of music theory and harmonic principles as practiced in Western music. Instructor Jimmy Brown thoroughly discusses a broad range of harmony-related topics for intermediate to advanced players. He reveals the inner workings of the symmetrical diminished and augmented scales, explores hexatonic scale harmony, explains the chord-scale relationships that exist within the harmonic and melodic minor scales, and demonstrates their most interesting applications, particularly for soloing over exotic chords. As a bonus, Mastering Fretboard Harmony Part 2 comes with a 54-page digital TAB booklet that features 294 examples.
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(Play It Like It Is). This folio matches the soundtrack to the movie detailing the rise to power of the world's greatest band, Tenacious D. It includes all 16 cuts, including: Bellzeboss (The Final Showdown) * History * Kickapoo * The Metal * Papagenu (He's My Sassafrass) Part 1 * and more.
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Whether it's hanging around with Marillion's Fish or talking through old times with Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, there isn't a rock luminary that journalist Mick Wall hasn't dealt with over the last 30+ years. Appetite for Destruction gathers together Wall's writings from Kerrang!, with profiles on Metallica, Guns N' Roses, and other heavy hitters. It also features new introductions to all the pieces, written with the benefit of 20 years' hindsight.
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All About Piano

By Mark Harrison

Our Price: $19.95
Keyboard InstructionHave you struggled through tedious lessons and boring instruction books in your desire to learn to play the piano? If you wish there was a fun and engaging way to motivate you in your piano playing quest, then this is it: All About Piano is for you. Whether it's learning to read music, playing by ear, improvising, or all of the above, this enjoyable guide will help you to finally start playing your favorite songs in many different styles. Plus, learn interesting tid-bits on piano makes & models, care and maintenance, other keyboard instruments, and other fun stuff about the piano. This fun-filled, easy-to-use guide includes:* An introduction to pianos and keyboard instruments* Step-by-step music reading instruction* How to play by ear and improvise* Background on various styles of music, including dozens of favorite songs* Performing tips.Over 40 popular songs, including: All My Loving (The Beatles) * Can You Feel the Love Tonight (Elton John) * Fur Elise (Beethoven) * Imagine (John Lennon) * Linus and Lucy (Vince Guaraldi) * Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton) * Your Cheatin' Heart (Hank Williams) * and more. The CD includes 70 tracks for demo and play-along.
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