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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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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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A revealing collection of interviews with one of the greatest artists in the history of rock ’n’ roll—as brilliant, punchy, and blustery as the man himselfIn this collection of powerful interviews given over thirty years—including his final interview—Lou Reed oscillates between losing patience with his interviewers (he was famous for walking out on them) and sharing profound observations on the human experience, especially as he reflects on poetry and novels, the joy of live performances, and the power of sound. In conversation with legendary rock critics and authors he respected, Reed’s interviews are as pithy and brilliant as the man himself.
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An influential music columnist for The New York Post presents an insider's assessment of major rock-and-roll personalities while tracing her career and the genre's evolution throughout the past four decades.
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Essays on rock & pop music in the Cambridge Companions to Music series.
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Mitch Mitchell, drummer for the 60's guitar legend, offers his intimate memories of life on the road and in the studio with an extraordinary character, in the process ably recreating a period of time that defined an entire generation. Color, B&W photos. 176p.
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For more than four decades the music of the Beach Boys has embodied the meaning of youth, ambition, and what it means to be American. Along the way, Brian Wilson sat as the ringmaster of thegroup's pop orchestration, redefining rock 'n' roll with his virtuoso talents. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and never-before-heard studio recordings, journalists Peter Ames Carlin brings readers a biography of Brian Wilson that captures the complete picture to the enigmatic genius. Charting the evolution of his emotional problems to his triumphant reemergence, 'Catch a Wave' presents a celebration of the transcendent life of Brian Wilson.
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Eminent Hipsters

By Donald Fagen

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Published to coincide with the summer 2013 Steely Dan tour, a lighthearted and revelatory work of memoir and criticism by the band's co-founder explores the hipster cultural figures that shaped his youth in 1960s suburban New Jersey, his progressive education at Bard College and the ups and downs of his recent cross-country tour with Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald.
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A life of the Canadian-born rocker, whose individualist rock careerism encompasses the Buffalo Springfield, CSNY, and the never-say-die Crazy Horse, as well as other affiliations and break-away projects. The book collagestogether evidence from everyone Young has ever known, or so it seems, threading into it a dialogue with Neil Young himself based on countless interviews conducted over several years.
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In the weeks leading up to The White Stripes' tenth-anniversary show, the band embarked on an adventurous and unprecedented tour that took them to every province and territory in Canadafrom ocean to permafrostplaying unusual venues to crowds of all sizes, and culminating with the anniversary show. Photographer Autumn de Wilde traveled with the band into town and over tundra, capturing the beauty of the landscape, the exhilarating power of the live shows, the band's intense connection with their fans, and Jack and Meg White's on- and offstage lives, all with rare and candid access. In nearly 300 color and black-and-white images, this remarkable book documents an epic journey and an amazing band.
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