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Theory & Criticism Audiobooks

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    Guitar Zero

    The New Musician and the Science of Learning

    by Gary Marcus ...
    Narrated by Gary Marcus ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 33 min

    On the eve of his fortieth birthday, a professor of no discernible musical talent learns to play the guitar and investigates how anyone of any age might master a new skill.Just about every human being knows how to listen to music, but what does it take to make music? Is musicality something we are born with? Or a skill that anyone can develop at any time? If you don't start piano at the age of six ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    How to Write One Song

    by Jeff Tweedy ...
    Narrated by Jeff Tweedy ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 9 min

    A ROUGH TRADE and PITCHORK BOOK OF THE YEAR'A guide to rediscovering the joys of creating that we all felt as children.'NEW YORK TIMESOne of the century's most feted singer-songwriters, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, digs deep into his own creative process to share his unique perspective about song-writing and offers a warm, accessible guide to writing your first song, championing the importance of making ... Read more

    $54.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    YEAR OF WONDER: Classical Music for Every Day

    Unabridged

    10 hours 44 min

    As featured in the Telegraph and on Radio 4's Today programme.'A magnificent treasury . . . a fascinating tour de force.' Observer'Year of Wonder is an absolute treat - the most enlightening way to be guided through the year.' Eddie RedmayneClassical music for everyone - an inspirational piece of music for every day of the year, celebrating composers from the medieval era to the pr... ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Perfect Sound Whatever

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

    by James Acaster ...
    Narrated by James Acaster ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 55 min

    The brand new memoir from James Acaster: cult comedian, bestselling author of Classic Scrapes, undercover cop, receiver of cabbages.PERFECT SOUND WHATEVER is a love letter to the healing power of music, and how one man's obsessive quest saw him defeat the bullshit of one year with the beauty of another. Because that one man is James Acaster, it also includes tales of befouling himself in a Los ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    This is Your Brain on Music

    Understanding a Human Obsession

    Narrated by Daniel Levitin ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 46 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Using musical examples from Bach to the Beatles, Levitin reveals the role of music in human evolution, shows how our musical preferences begin to form even before we are born and explains why music can offer such an emotional experience.Music is an obsession at the heart of human nature, even more fundamental to our species than language. In This Is Your Brain On Music ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Musicophilia

    Tales of Music and the Brain

    by Oliver Sacks ...
    Narrated by John Lee ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 6 min

    With an introduction by neuroscientist Daniel Glaser.With his trademark compassion and erudition, Dr Oliver Sacks examines the power of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians, and everyday people. Among them: a surgeon who is struck by lightning and suddenly becomes obsessed with Chopin; people with ‘amusia’, to whom a symphony sounds like the clattering of poets and pans; ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A History of Heavy Metal

    'Absolutely hilarious' – Neil Gaiman

    Narrated by Andrew O'Neill ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 18 min

    'Absolutely hilarious' - Neil Gaiman'One of the funniest musical commentators that you will ever read . . . loud and thoroughly engrossing' - Alan Moore'A man on a righteous mission to persuade people to "lay down your souls to the gods rock and roll".' - The Sunday Times'As funny and preposterous as this mighty music deserve' - John HiggsThe history of heavy metal brings br... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Music Lesson

    A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music

    Unabridged

    7 hours 53 min

    "Boy, do I have a lot to learn!" Anyone who's ever picked up a musical instrument of any kind-from the first caveman banging rocks to that little kid at the guitar shop-has though that. I know I did. I'd been trying for years to break in to the music scene, to show everyone my chops, to make my mark. And I was good. But I wasn't great. I knew that there was something wrong. Then the teacher showed ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The View from the Cheap Seats

    Selected Nonfiction

    by Neil Gaiman ...
    Narrated by Neil Gaiman ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 29 min

    The View from the Cheap Seats draws together myriad non-fiction writing by international phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. From Make Good Art, the speech that went viral, to pieces on artists and legends including Terry Pratchett and Lou Reed**, the collection offers a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed writers of our time.**</p... ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Nina Simone's Gum

    A Memoir of Things Lost and Found

    Unabridged

    4 hours

    THE TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLERA GUARDIAN, TELEGRAPH, THE TIMES, IRISH TIMES, ROUGH TRADE, MOJO, CLASH, ROLLING STONE, UNCUT BOOK OF THE YEARFrom award-winning musician and composer Warren Ellis comes the unexpected and inspiring story of a piece of chewing gum.FEATURING AN INTRODUCTION BY NICK CAVE<... ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Music Theory

    A Complete Guide to Understand the Fundamental of Music for Beginners

    by Carl C. Jones ...
    Narrated by Shawntay Fields ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 31 min

    Music is an art form of combining different sound notes to express feelings, ideas and emotions by using the elements such as harmony, rhythm, color and melody.The essence of music fulfills a variety of purposes in our daily life: aesthetic pleasure, during ceremonies, religious practices, or as a source of entertainment.You’re here because you want to make awesome melodies while you probably don ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Rest Is Noise

    Listening to the Twentieth Century

    by Alex Ross ...
    Narrated by Grover Gardner ...

    Unabridged

    23 hours 8 min

    The scandal over modern music has not died down. While modern paintings by Picasso and Pollock sell for a hundred million or more, shocking musical works from Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring onward still send ripples of unease through audiences; yet the influence of modern sound can be felt everywhere. Alex Ross, music critic for the New Yorker, shows how modern music has pervaded every corner of ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Paper Cuts

    How I Destroyed the British Music Press and Other Misadventures

    by Ted Kessler ...
    Narrated by Ted Kessler ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 18 min

    'A great writer'Paul Weller'A music journalist of integrity'Billy Childish**'**There's only one Ted Kessler!'Liam GallagherPAPER CUTS is the inside story of the slow death of the British music press. But it's also a love letter to it, the tale of how music magazines saved one man's life. Ted Kessler left home and school around his seventeenth birthday, determined 'to be someone who listened to m.. ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Ten Masterpieces of Music

    by Harvey Sachs ...
    Narrated by Paul Bellantoni ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 40 min

    In this magisterial volume, Harvey Sachs, author of the highly acclaimed biography Toscanini, takes listeners into the heart of ten great works of classical music?works that have endured because they were created by composers who had a genius for drawing music out of their deepest wellsprings. These masters?Mozart and Beethoven; Schubert, Schumann, Berlioz, Verdi, and Brahms; Sibelius, Prokofiev, ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Never Be Alone Again

    How Bloghouse United the Internet and the Dancefloor

    by Lina Abascal ...
    Narrated by Graham Halstead ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 18 min

    Whether you called it electro, indie dance, or were too busy scouring the internet for MP3s to care about a genre name, Never Be Alone Again: How Bloghouse United the Internet and the Dancefloor connects the disparate parts of an under-documented era in the first book focused on the musical and cultural phenomenon called bloghouse. For a brief period in the mid-2000s, a network of independent ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    In Search of the Lost Chord

    1967 and the Hippie Idea

    Narrated by Johnny Heller ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 23 min

    Danny Goldberg's new book is a subjective history of 1967, the year he graduated from high school. It is, he writes in the introduction, "an attempt at trying to remember the culture that mesmerized me, to visit the places and conversations I was not cool enough to have been a part of." It is also a refreshing and new analysis of the era; by looking at not only the political causes, but also the ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Beyoncé in the World

    Making Meaning with Queen Bey in Troubled Times

    Narrated by L. Malaika Cooper ...

    Unabridged

    16 hours 29 min

    Essays investigate Beyonce's global impact From Destiny's Child to Lemonade, Homecoming, and The Gift, Beyonce Knowles-Carter has redefined global stardom, feminism, Black representation, and celebrity activism. This book brings together new work from sixteen international scholars to explore Beyonce's impact as an artist and public figure from the perspectives of critical race studies, gender and ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    LAS 3 ESCALAS MENORES

    Narrated by Brynner Vallecilla ...

    Unabridged

    16 min

    Este libro de música explica de manera sencilla, como se forma cada una de las escalas menores. Un paso a paso de como construir una escala menor natural, una escala armónica y una escala menor melódica, de tal modo que cualquier persona sea músico, cantante o que apenas este aprendiendo música, entienda y pueda comprender de manera mucho mas fácil, a tocar instrumentos musicales de cuerda y de ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Book of Exodus

    The Making and Meaning of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ Album of the Century

    Narrated by Vivien Goldman ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 55 min

    Here is an unforgettable portrait of Bob Marley and an acutely perceptive appreciation of his musical and spiritual legacy.Reggae superstar Bob Marley is one of the world’s most important and influential artists. Exodus, named by Time magazine as “Album of the Century,” is Bob Marley’s masterpiece of spiritual exploration. Recorded in London after an assassination attempt on his life sent Marley ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Music and Mythocracy of Col. Bruce Hampton

    A Basically True Biography

    by Jerry Grillo ...
    Narrated by Chris Abernathy ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 23 min

    Col. Bruce Hampton was a charismatic musical figure who launched and continued to influence the jam band genre over his fifty-plus years performing. Part bandleader, soul singer, storyteller, conjuror, poet, preacher, comedian, philosopher, and trickster, Col. Bruce actively sought out and dealt in the weird, wild underbelly of the American South. The Music and Mythocracy of Col. Bruce Hampton is ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Learning To Read Guitar Music How and Why

    by Ged Brockie ...
    Narrated by Ged Brockie ...

    Unabridged

    31 min

    Do you play the guitar and wish you could read music? Perhaps you have thought or heard that reading music and playing the guitar is difficult. If so, this audio book is for you.This audio book contains a discussion by professional guitarist of international reputation Ged Brockie on why as a guitarist you should consider learning to read music and the reasons why it will change your musical life. ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Drumming for Beginners - Your Journey Into Playing Drums

    Narrated by John Hays ...

    Unabridged

    21 min

    Have you always had a secret desire to learn how to play the drums?Was it the expense of getting started or the difficulty that put you off in the past?Have you shaken off that negativity and have decided that now is the time to learn?Learning to play the drums is difficult for many people. The coordination and rhythm that is required doesn’t always come naturally and many start and then abruptly ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Gullah Spirituals

    The Sound of Freedom and Protest in the South Carolina Sea Islands

    Narrated by Korey Jackson ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 58 min

    In Gullah Spirituals musicologist Eric Crawford traces Gullah Geechee songs from their beginnings in West Africa to their height as songs for social change and Black identity in the twentieth century American South. While much has been done to study, preserve, and interpret Gullah culture in the lowcountry and sea islands of South Carolina and Georgia, some traditions like the shouting and rowing ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Fight of Our Lives

    The NHS Front Line and the Covid-19 Crisis

    Narrated by Dr John Wright ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 10 min

    Go behind the scenes on the Covid wards of one of Britain's busiest hospitals, Bradford Royal Infirmary2020 will forever be remembered as the year of coronavirus, but it's easy to forget the shock, fear and confusion that pervaded Britain as the pandemic first hit. In this exceptional radio series, senior NHS doctor and epidemiologist Professor John Wright takes us back to those crucial early days ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial