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  • The 10 Rules of Rock and Roll

    Collected Music Writings 2005-09

    Sometimes I play a game in my head: name the five best American rock bands of the ’60s. My list goes: The Velvet Underground, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, The Doors, and then I stall on the fifth. Creedence? The Band – although they’re mostly Canadian. Simon and Garfunkel? Jefferson Airplane? The Lovin’ Spoonful? But I plump for The Monkees.In The 10 Rules of Rock and Roll, Robert Forster takes ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Justin Bieber - First Step 2 Forever, My Story

    by Justin Bieber ...
    Join the world's hottest pop star on his rollercoaster ride to superstardom!His debut album has already gone platinum. He's sung for the President of the United States. His screaming fans have stormed TV studios and shut down shopping malls. Justin Bieber is a global superstar and now, for the first time ever, he's going to tell all in his very own book.Justin's story is the stuff that every kid ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • This is Your Brain on Music

    Understanding a Human Obsession

    From the author of The Changing Mind and The Organized Mind comes a New York Times bestseller that unravels the mystery of our perennial love affair with music*****'What do the music of Bach, Depeche Mode and John Cage fundamentally have in common?'Music is an obsession at the heart of human nature, even more fundamental to our species than language.From Mozart to the Beatles, neuroscientist, psyc ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Music Lesson

    A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music

    From Grammy-winning musical icon and legendary bassist Victor L. Wooten comes an inspiring parable of music, life, and the difference between playing all the right notes…and feeling them.The Music Lesson is the story of a struggling young musician who wanted music to be his life, and who wanted his life to be great. Then, from nowhere it seemed, a teacher arrived. Part musical genius, part ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Song Remains the Same

    800 Years of Love Songs, Laments and Lullabies

    An illuminating history of the song for every kind of music loverOften today, the word ‘song’ is used to describe all music. A free-jazz improvisation, a Hindustani raga, a movement from a Beethoven symphony: apparently, they’re all songs.But they’re not. From Sia to Springsteen, Archie Roach to Amy Winehouse, a song is a specific musical form. It’s not so much that they all have verses and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • One Direction: Who We Are: Our Official Autobiography

    by One Direction ...
    *SUNDAY TIMES #1 BESTSELLER*For the first time EVER, global superstars One Direction are releasing their 100% official autobiography, offering a new, intimate insight into their lives as never before seen or heard!In their first in-depth autobiography, pop sensations Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis tell the story of their lives. From nervously auditioning for the X Factor and meeting each other ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Playing the Piano for Pleasure

    The Classic Guide to Improving Skills Through Practice and Discipline

    by Charles Cooke ...
    Skyhorse Publishing is proud to revive Playing Piano for Pleasure. With the wonderful writing one would expect from a longtime New Yorker reporter, Piano aficionado Charles Cooke, offers concrete routines for improving your piano performance. A pleasant and constant cheerleader, Cooke asks readers to practice every day, suggesting that they work through just that section time and again until it is ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • How to Listen to Great Music

    A Guide to Its History, Culture, and Heart

    The perfect music gift from one of the most trusted names in continuing education. Learn how to better appreciate music in this guide that will unlock the knowledge you need to understand “the most abstract and sublime of all the arts.”Whether you're listening in a concert hall or on your iPod, concert music has the power to move you. The right knowledge can deepen the ability of this music to ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Listen to This

    by Alex Ross ...
    In Listen to This, the award-winning music critic and author of The Rest is Noise, Alex Ross looks forward and backward in musical culture: capturing essential figures in classical music history, as well as giving an alternative view of recent pop music.From his own first encounter with classical music to vibrant sketches of Schubert, Verdi and Brahms; from in-depth interviews with modern pop ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • One Direction: Our Story: The Whole Story from Dare to Dream to Where We Are

    by One Direction ...
    Where We Are, the hotly anticipated official 1D book, now combined for the first time in a single eBook volume with One Direction’s first ever official book, Dare to Dream.One Direction: Our Story: The Whole Story from Dare to Dream to Where We Are charts the boys’ full story in their own words, from X Factor to global superstardom, their own movie and a 133-date tour. A must-have for all fans ... Read more

    $13.49 AUD

  • PARKER: A Miscellany

    by John Connolly ...
    PARKER: A Miscellany is a nonfiction companion to John Connolly's bestselling Charlie Parker mysteries that uses music as a jumping-off point. The book includes introductions to each of the Parker novels, through A SONG OF SHADOWS; liner notes for each of the six CDs Connolly has compiled to go with hardcover editions of certain Parker novels; a long essay called “The Music Lover,” about his life ... Read more

    $4.42 AUD

  • To a Young Jazz Musician

    Letters from the Road

    In To a Young Jazz Musician, the renowned jazz musician and Pulitzer Prize—winning composer Wynton Marsalis gives us an invaluable guide to making good music–and to leading a good life.Writing from the road “between the bus ride, the sound check, and the gig,”Marsalis passes on wisdom gained from experience, addressed to a young musician coming up–and to any of us at any stage of life. He writes ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Van Morrison: Into the Music

    THE EARLY YEARS 1945 - 1975

    by Ritchie Yorke ...
    The Definitive Biography by Ritchie Yorke This is the first biography of Van Morrison, the man whose stunningly beautiful lyrics and virtuoso performances have won him a respect and admiration granted to few musicians. His music reaches out to millions. yet the van himself is shrouded by a mystique that seemed virtually impenetrable. He is elusive, complex and withdrawn. He allows years to slip by ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Moving to Higher Ground

    How Jazz Can Change Your Life

    “In this book I hope to reach a new audience with the positive message of America’s greatest music, to show how great musicians demonstrate on the bandstand a mutual respect and trust that can alter your outlook on the world and enrich every aspect of your life–from individual creativity and personal relationships to conducting business and understanding what it means to be American in the most ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Memes for Music Producers: Top 100 Funny Memes for Musicians With Hilarious Jokes, Epic Fails & Crazy Comedy (Best Music Production Memes, EDM Memes, DJ Memes & FL Studio Memes 2021)

    by Screech House ...
    NEW NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN FUNNY MEMES FOR MUSIC PRODUCERSTop 100 best memes for musicians and EDM producers with hilarious jokes, epic fails & crazy comedyThis music meme book is not a joke! If your sense of humor is strong enough, this is what it's going to withstand:Music production memes: with sound design memes, audio memes & music producer memes.EDM memes: with hardstyle memes, dubs... ... Read more


  • Improvising Jazz

    by Jerry Coker ...
    With musical scores and helpful charts, noted jazz educator and featured jazz soloist, Jerry Coker, gives the beginning performer and the curious listener insights into the art of jazz improvisation.Improvising Jazz gives the beginning performer and the curious listener alike insights into the art of jazz improvisation. Jerry Coker, teacher and noted jazz saxophonist, explains the major concepts ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Peter Paul and Mary

    Fifty Years in Music and Life

    This carefully crafted and collectible volume tells the intimate story of Peter, Paul, and Mary and their music, in their words and with iconic images that follow their passionate, fifty-year journey to the center of America’s heart. Photographs, many rare and never before published, taken over five decades by some of the world’s top photographers, follow them from their earliest performances in ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life

    A Book by and for the Fanatics Among Us

    by Steve Almond ...
    Drooling fanatic, n. 1. One who drools in the presence of beloved rock stars. 2. Any of a genus of rock-and-roll wannabes/geeks who walk around with songs constantly ringing in their ears, own more than 3,000 albums, and fall in love with at least one record per week.With a life that’s spanned the phonographic era and the digital age, Steve Almond lives to Rawk. Like you, he’s secretly longed to ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Perpetual Beginner

    a musician's path to lifelong learning

    by Dave Isaacs ...
    The Perpetual Beginner is part memoir, part musical instruction manual. Relating stories of his experiences as a young musician and music student in 1980’s New York, author Dave Isaacs describes the key lessons that shaped his musical life and how they can help any aspiring musician at any age.The title refers to the average music hobbyist with more enthusiasm than skill or time to practice. Many ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Basic Keys, Scales And Chords by Joe Procopio

    A Handy Guide for Finding Any Key, Key Signature, Scale or Chord in Music

    DESCRIPTION:BASIC KEYS, SCALES & CHORDS by Joe Procopio is an easy to understand book of all the basic keys, scales and chords used in music today. It includes the notes, charts and examples of every Key, Key Signature, Scale and Chord found most often in the music made by present day composers.BASIC KEYS, SCALES & CHORDS is a handy reference guide for anyone interested in finding fast any Key, ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • Music and the Mind

    by Anthony Storr ...
    Why does music have such a powerful effect on our minds and bodies? It is the most mysterious and most intangible of all forms of art.Yet, Anthony Storr believes, music today is a deeply significant experience for a greater number of people than ever before. In this challenging book, he explores why this should be so. Drawing on a wide variety of opinions, Storr argues that the patterns of music ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Gareth Malone’s Guide to Classical Music: The Perfect Introduction to Classical Music

    by Gareth Malone ...
    Have you ever been carried away by a piece of classical music? In this funny, evocative, personal eBook, previously published as ‘Music for the People: The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Classical Music’, Gareth takes us on a journey of musical discovery that explains and entertains in equal measure.Have you ever been carried away by a piece of classical music? The sad song of a single violin might ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Beethoven: The Music and the Life

    An authoritative work offering a fresh look at Beethoven’s life, career, and milieu. “Magisterial” —New York Review of Books.This brilliant portrayal weaves Beethoven's musical and biographical stories into their historical and artistic contexts. Lewis Lockwood sketches the turbulent personal, historical, political, and cultural frameworks in which Beethoven worked and examines their effects on ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

  • Hack Music Theory, Part 1

    Learn Scales & Chords in 30 Minutes

    by Ray Harmony ...
    Series Book 1 - Hack Music Theory
    Theory is a six-letter dirty word to most musicians, but hey, musicians love dirty words, right? And just like all the other dirty words, theory is easy to learn and fun to use! After studying 'popular' and 'classical' music theory, Ray Harmony created a unique approach that he uses to compose his songs, which feature multi-platinum Grammy winners Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Tom Morello (Rage ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus