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Turn Your Spare Room Into A Hit Factory: A Beginners Guide To Setting Up a Mini Home Recording Studio

When you download Recording High-Quality Songs in Your Home Studio, you'll learn everything you need to know to enter the music business. It's time to build your own recording studio and be your own record producer! This book describes the gear and equipment you will need for your home studio and how these devices work: A Very Good Computer A Digital Audio Workstation An Audio Interface Microphones, Stands, and Cables Studio Monitors and Headphones and much more! Remember - You don't need a Kindle device to read this book. Just download a FREE Kindle Reader on your computer, phone, or tablet! As an aspiring studio engineer, you need Recording High-Quality Songs in Your Home Studio to help you set up your own studio. This book teaches you to apply acoustic treatments to your home studio space: Acoustic Panels Bass Traps Diffusers Reflection Filters Monitor Isolation Pads Learning to record your own songs is essential for anyone interested in singing and songwriting! Recording High-Quality Songs in Your Home Studio takes you step-by-step through the recording process. You'll learn to use click tracks, drum loops, and scratch tracks to keep everything together. This book helps you record the rhythm section properly as a foundation for the other instruments. You'll also find out how to record harmonies and melodies and add color with percussion and piano fills, background vocals, and sound effects! You'll even discover The 9 Major Mistakes You Must Never Make While Recording Your Music in Your Home Studio Download your copy of Recording High-Quality Songs in Your Home Studio right away. You'll have all the support you need to start recording like a professional studio engineer. Don't wait - It's time to let the world hear your music!"

Transformer: The Complete Lou Reed Story

Title: Transformer( The Complete Lou Reed Story) Binding: Paperback Author: VictorBockris Publisher: Harper

Violin Mastery: Talks with Master Violinists and Teachers

This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic, timeless works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

Pop Quiz Vol 1: 100 Multiple-Choice Questions on 7 Decades of Pop Music (Rock, Pop, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, Indie, Punk Rock, New Wave, Rap, Grunge, Country, Soul, Glam Rock, Folk, Brit Pop)

Whether you're playing on your own or testing your friends, this collection of 100 multiple-choice questions on 7 decades of pop music will bring lots of fun.

Taylor Swift: The Whole Story FREE SAMPLER

INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE BONUS CHAPTER: The Wit and Wisdom of Taylor Swift

The first 2 chapters from the full story of Taylor Swift's stratospheric rise to fame; all any dedicated Swifty needs to know about the pop superstar who's taking over the world.

A small-town girl with an incredible talent, and the strength to realise her dream, Taylor has grown into an award-winning, chart-topping artist and worldwide star, as well as a strong and stylish woman. But how did she get there? And what lies in store for her in the future?

From childhood dreams of a musical future in Pennsylvania, to determined and budding teen musician with a trademark she's stayed faithful to ever since: honest lyrics about real-life events; her fight to be taken seriously in the music industry, through to the rewards of success and the intense pressure of expectation, Taylor Swift: The Whole Story is a full account of Taylor's incredible journey, with everything you need to know about America's Sweetheart.

This compelling book is packed full of fascinating details revealing the true Taylor - what drives, motivates and moves her, how she overcame the challenges that loomed on the road to fame and how authentic her wholesome image is, plus the truth about her relationships with Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal and Conor Kennedy and who she's really talking about on her tracks.

The full portrait of a girl who could so easily have faded into the background - but who blossomed in the spotlight into a grounded, graceful and inspiring young woman.

Billionaire Baby Secret Book One: A Curvy, Secret Pregnancy Romance

His eyes tell me every last, dirty detail of what he'll to do to me.

It was supposed to just be karaoke for my birthday. But the way that sexy stranger at the bar is looking at me, I'm afraid I'll be singing twice tonight - first on stage. And then in his bedroom.

Maybe it's his gorgeous English accent. Or those sizzling eyes that undress me right here in the bar. Well, my good-for-nothing cheating boyfriend has just broken up with me, so I'm going to let the stranger buy me a drink.

Not that I'd be brave enough to actually follow through. I'm not the type of girl that just goes out and sleeps around. Even when those lips make me tremble. Even when all I want to do is rip that million dollar suit off his smoking hot body and take him right here in the bar.

He shouldn't be interested in a girl like me. Guys don't go for curvy and intelligent - or at least, that's what my ex-boyfriend kept telling me.

But that stranger - he keeps looking at me like like I'm the only one in the room. I don't know what to do - I mean, how long do you have to wait after you've broken up with somebody?

And what happens if my ex-boyfriend wants me back?

Warning: Billionaire Baby Secret Book 1 is a short, steamy romance so hot it will have you fanning yourself (and looking for your closest karaoke bar). It contains smoking hot action between a curvy BBW and a gorgeous Billionaire, and includes sizzling scenes which are for adults only.

This is the first book in the Billionaire Baby Secret Series by Nikki Steele, the mistress of billionaire romance sagas.

Plug In And Play: Guitar!

As the title suggests it's plug in and play- no messing about. Any guitar will do, electric, acoustic, classical so long as its got some frets and strings!

Pick Grip, Tuning, Strumming, Chords and Songs. All you need to get going. Each example also has a free online video demo, so you can really see what's going on.

Pentatonic Scales: Master the Fretboard Quickly and Easily & Sound Like a Pro, In One Hour (or Less) (Guitar Technique, Improvisation, Scales, Mastery)

Do YOU Know Your Scales? Are You Sure..?

I spent 9 years playing guitar, even getting to a high level, without knowing my scales backwards and forwards. I was actually embarrassed when I jammed with others. It turns out that I focused too much on technique instead of theory.

So I dropped everything and created a never-before-seen system that would go on to help me master my scales. Now, I play them backwards and forwards.

Today only, get the new 'Guitar Pentatonic Scales' ebook for just $0.99. Regularly priced at $3.99.

Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.

You're about to discover how to play four scales anywhere on the fretboard:

The natural major The natural minorThe major pentatonic, and The minor pentatonic

You will be able to look down at your fretboard, and instead of looking at it with confusion, you'll be able to play your scales anywhere you'd like.

When your friend plays a chord, you'll be able to play over that chord anyway you'd like.

You'll also be able to jump between the natural and pentatonic scales.

These skills form the basis to every other skill related to improvisation on the guitar.Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...Learn how these four basic scales are connectedLearn five basic building blocks that make it so very easy to learn all scales Jump around the fretboard, both upwards and sidewaysLearn how scales are connected to chordsDiscover how the CAGED system is intimately connected to these four scales Learn how to convert one type of scale into another at willTons of charts, for both left-handed and right-handed playersMuch, much more!Can you honestly say that you can do all those things?

If yes, show this to a friend. If not, then...

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This book is part of a series that teach guitar technique, theory, improvisation, and eventual mastery.

Sonatas & Partitas of J.S. Bach: Educational Edition

During the years of instruction he received from master Georges Enescu, Serge Blanc collected and marked technical and interpretive indications for what Enescu called "The Himalayas of violinists" : the Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin by Johann Sebastian Bach.

This exceptional document brings together these notes which regard sonority, phrasing, tempo, fingering, and expression, the culmination of the life's work of a master considered as one of the greatest interpreters of this work.

After having taught his own students for more than half a century, Serge Blanc wished to pass on to future generations of violinists the valuable guidance of Georges Enescu by collecting and commenting on his notes. Here they are, available in a single book.

Music Theory Books Bundle of 2 - 7 Easy Steps to Read Music & Circle of 5ths - Music Resource Book: Music Resource Book for Piano, Guitar & Ukulele players

5 Star Reviews have put these 2 music books into Best Seller Categories:

Review by Abele

FANTASTIC Book with Easy Step-by-Step Guide to Reading Music ... and MORE! June 6, 2014

The author did a TREMENDOUS job of explaining a SIMPLE way to read Music. The Step-by-Step method of instruction provides an excellent way to learn the important aspects of reading Music to be able to actually play the musical notes on the piano properly.

There are also four detailed Charts presented in a clear and concise manner. Additionally, I really appreciated the section of Definitions with over 100 Musical Terms that helped refresh my memory! The information in the Charts and the vocabulary of the language of Music in the Definitions is of great value.

An Active Table of Contents and clear professional Illustrations compliment this well written Kindle book. I look forward to reading additional books as this author is definitely an EXPERT on the subject.

As such, I wholeheartedly and Highly Recommend with a 5 STAR Rating!


EXCELLENT detailed explanation of the extremely important Circle of 5ths!

By Abele

The Circle of 5ths is clearly explained in great detail with words AND illustrations, which makes this an EXCELLENT book. The author has done a splendid job of clarifying a difficult subject in a simplistic way for ease of understanding.

It is a concise learning tool as well as a solid reference book. Understanding the Circle of 5ths is extremely important for those who desire to play the Piano in various Keys without struggling.

This Kindle book is well formatted and has an active Table of Contents. The illustrations are very clear and it reads easily. I found it to be quite enjoyable in addition to being very educational.

Highly recommended with a 5 Star Rating!


Many students want to understand music theory but often times they do not know how to focus nor where to focus to get to the main point.

Both of these books are targeted to put the FOCUS in its central points so that all beginners will find it easy to learn and absorb the material with much fun. At the same time, intermediate and advanced music students find these two books outstanding to help them understand music theory even better.

When these 2 music books hit the best seller music books in Amazon, I decided to compile them together into a Bundle of 2 so that many more people can have both of these copies at their finger tips.

Here are the topics covered in the CIrcle of Fifths:

1. The Diagram of the Circle of 5ths

2. 12 Key Signatures

3. Flats and Sharps

4. Learn This Trick

5. Rosa's Rotary Circle

6. All 12 Major Keys

7. Chord Movement - Counter Clockwise

8. Circle of 4ths?

9. Application on the Piano

10. I IV V7 of all 12 Keys

11. 7 Diatonic Chords of all 12 Keys

12. Major and Minor Scales

13. Common Chord Progressions

14. Transposing Songs to Other Keys

Here are the Topics Covered in 7 Easy Steps to Read Music:

Chapter I How To Read Music

Step 1. Start with Musical Staff

Step 2. Read Treble Clef Notes

Step 3. Fast Trick Method to Identify Notes

Step 4. Recognize White Keys & Black Keys

Step 5. Read Time Signature

Step 6. Read Rhythms and Note Durations

Step 7. Read the Rests

Chapter II Music Note Duration Chart

Chapter III Music Score Terms Illustrated

Chapter IV Music Note Terms

Chapter V Music Dynamics Chart

Chapter VI 101 Musical Terms


George Goodman's Harmonica Cheat Sheet

George Goodman's Harmonica Cheat Sheet is a combination of three great tools to kick-start your harmonica playing.

Included are

- The Blues Harp Chart: provides chords, cross harp key, 12 Bar Blues Progression, and Blues Scale harmonica tabs covering all 12 keys.

- Major Key Degrees of Scale: unveils blow and draw holes for all diatonic chord tones. These are the notes that make up the majority of notes in any melody. It is also very valuable in helping determine song keys and transposing songs to new keys.

- Circle of Fourths and Fifths: makes sense of playing in positions and teaches how to choose the correct key harmonica depending on the key and style of a song.

Bottom line - pick the right key harmonica, then find the notes that make up the melody.

Here Comes The Quiz Book Vol 2: 250 Multiple-Choice Questions on The Beatles & After

Whether you're playing on your own or testing your friends, this collection of 250 multiple-choice questions will bring hours of fun. Just how extensive is your knowledge of The Beatles and what they did after they split up? To find out play on. All You Need Is Answers

Written In Awe: 100 Multiple-Choice Questions On David Bowie

Whether you're playing on your own or testing your friends, this collection of 100 multiple-choice questions on David Bowie will bring lots of fun. Just how extensive is your knowledge of the genius that is Bowie? To find out play on. Thanks for the wonderful memories, David Bowie, of all the times I have seen you perform live, especially the Glass Spider concert in 1987 and Sound+Vision concert in 1990, both at Manchester City Football Stadium, and the 2002 Move Festival at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, where it had been pouring down with rain all day and the sun came out the moment you walked on stage. The clouds actually parted for you.

Listen To What The Pop Star Said

Everybody has something to say and pop stars are no different. Here for your entertainment is a list of quotes from a varied collection of artistes. Some are outrageous, others hilarious. Some are embarrassing, others inspirational. Some are great, others not-so-great.

Piano Mastery: Talks With Master Pianists and Teachers: Second Series

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Here Is The Quiz Book: 100 Multiple-Choice Questions on Jeff Lynne & ELO

Jeff Lynne is the most underrated rock and pop artist of all time. An icon to his fans, his songs with ELO will live forever. This incredibly talented and modest man has created some of the most beautiful music ever. His songs are up there with the best of Lennon and McCartney. Whether you're playing on your own or testing your friends, this collection of 100 multiple-choice questions will bring hours of fun. Just how extensive is your knowledge of the wonderful music of the Electric Light Orchestra and the genius that is Jeff Lynne. To find out play on.

The Golden Road and Beyond: A Grateful Dead Primer

A career-spanning overview of the Grateful Dead's long strange trip. Includes brand-new artwork, listenable discography, and original essays by Dennis McNally, the band's longtime publicist.

Schubert's Lieder: Settings of Goethe's poems

This 16-hour free course explored Schubert's 'Lieder', a selection of his settings of Goethe's poems and his place in the history of German song.

So Lonesome: Hank Williams and the Creation of Country Music (Chicago Shorts)

Hank Williams (1923-53) was an American singer-songwriter and musician regarded as the most important country music artist of all time, creator of an unforgettable sound and persona that helped to define the genre from its infancy and beyond. Though unable to read or notate music to any substantive degree, Williams recorded 11 number one hits between 1948 and 1953, which carried him to music's mainstream and left an enduring legacy. In So Lonesome, Richard A. Peterson captures the free-wheeling entrepreneurial spirit of an era gone by, when the Grand Ole Opry put Nashville's star on the map, while detailing how Williams came to fame and helped launch country music both during his life and after his death. More than just a history of the music and one of its most celebrated performers, So Lonesome explores what it means to live an authentic life within the confines of marketing popular culture.

Voice-leading analysis of music 1: the foreground

This 20-hour free course introduced 'voice-leading' or 'Schenkerian' analysis of tonal music, focusing on the 'foreground level' of voice leading.

Voice-leading analysis of music 2: the middleground

This 20-hour free course explored 'voice-leading' or 'Schenkerian' analysis of tonal music, focusing on the 'middleground level' of voice leading.

Learn to play hindi songs on the harmonica: (with the help of online videos)

A beginners book explaining basic concepts of harmonica playing.Online video links explain concepts like tie note,syncopation etc while giving small examples of bollywood songs.Learn to play Hindi songs book on the harmonica is simple and easy to understand method to approaching full fledged songs on our website which is the only website of its kind offering video lessons in India.Truly an e book with concepts explained and then demonstrated using video links.The harmonica is seen along with the notations to give a thorough idea to graphically see the song.A step by step guided course to take you through the basics and then play tunes of hindi songs as its application.Learn at leisure attitude is the theme,taking time to reinforce all concepts taught so that you can be sure of mastering them before you move on.In the busy schedule where man is running all the time,this is a place of comfort where you are all alone with your personal coach 24*7.All this and more for the price of a cup of coffee.Is it not worth trying the thing you always wanted to do?Harmonica playing made really SIMPLE.

Rock Notes: (Book One of the Heartbeat Series)

Madison Tierney's a writer, whose husband, Thomas suddenly left her after 10 years; she is destroyed and now recently alone and divorced. She picks herself up slowly trying to restore her lost confidence and ability to love again. She follows her writing passion and ventures to follow a local band - Rolling Isaac's and write about them, raw and real and how they follow their dreams. Her book is titled ROCK NOTES. Her ex-husband wants to come back, and she is torn with what she had for ten years with him which was safe, comforting and a committed relationship. And now she is falling hard for the band singer - Max Rand (Madison calls him Rand), who is several years younger than her and every moment with him is intense and unpredictable. Rand has tragically lost love in his life. He has no love left to give. He fills his time with many groupies and late nights. The story travels you to various concert venues, from a sexy piercing party to a New Years rocking eve. There are many interruptions and assumptions for this couple along their journey. While Madison is writing ROCK NOTES, somewhere along the way she begins to write LOVE NOTES, which are personal secret love letters for Rand. Also Rand is always writing music with the hope of creating his first solo album. Both Madison and Rand appear to be able to write their feelings on paper effortlessly but have a hard time conveying them to one another. This story is about being so broken inside from having your heart ripped apart, to attempting to rebuild trust, follow your dreams and hopefully find love. Will there be a new beginning for Madison and Rand? Or will the passion that ignites between them fade after the concert lights dim?

Nashville Heat: Volume 1 (Naughty in Nashville)

He's every woman's hot cowboy fantasy...and her one erotic obsession Aspiring song-writer Sydney Stratton can't forget the one white-hot night she and country music's newest star Dex Wilder shared, despite her resolve to focus on her career and leave the boyfriend thing to someone else. When their paths cross again, the meeting is explosive, but his party guy reputation threatens to undermine everything Sydney has worked for. Dex knows what he wants--he wants Sydney, in bed and out. Now all he has to do is convince the woman of his fantasies that he's more than a front page tabloid story. Explore the naughty side of Nashville with all the books in Bethany Michaels' popular Nashville series!

How to Sing [Meine Gesangskunst]

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Voice-leading analysis of music 3: the background

This 20-hour free course explored 'voice-leading' analysis of tonal music, focusing on the largest-scale stage or 'background level' of this analysis.