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  • Music Theory - Ukulele Chord Theory - Circle of Fifths

    Learn Piano With Rosa

    by Rosa Suen ...
    series Learn Piano With Rosa
    The Circle of 5ths is a fascinating music tool that incorporates many elements of music theory into a visual format. Just as a color wheel shows how colors blend together in harmony, the Circle of 5ths shows how the 12 unique tones work harmoniously in music.In this Music Theory book - Circle of 5ths, I show you 17 aspects of how to understand the Circle of 5ths and their applications to ukulele ... Read more

    $1.34 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • How to Write One Song

    by Jeff Tweedy ...
    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

    $16.99 AUD

  • Music Theory: The Complete Guide to Read, Write and Understand Music from Beginner to Expert - Vol. 1

    You Are About To Learn How To Become A Pro In All Kinds Of Music By Learning How To Read, Write And Understand Music Theory!If you've always wanted to pursue your interest in music or improve your skill in it by learning music theory but you've never found the ultimate beginner-friendly resource, then keep reading…Are you tired of only having some scanty basics of music, and wish to take your ... Read more


  • Principles of Orchestration, with Musical Examples Drawn from His Own Works

    Translated by Edward Agate ...
    Principles of Orchestration, with Musical Examples Drawn from His Own Works is a book by a famous Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, member of the group of composers known as The Five. The book presents a notable attempt to show all of the nuances of orchestration. The author describes everything one needs to know about arranging parts for a string or full orchestra. The book is concise, ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Thinking in Jazz

    The Infinite Art of Improvisation

    series Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology
    A landmark in jazz studies, Thinking in Jazz reveals as never before how musicians, both individually and collectively, learn to improvise. Chronicling leading musicians from their first encounters with jazz to the development of a unique improvisatory voice, Paul Berliner documents the lifetime of preparation that lies behind the skilled improviser's every idea.The product of more than fifteen ... Read more

    $43.99 AUD

  • Composing Electronic Music

    A New Aesthetic

    by Curtis Roads ...
    Electronic music evokes new sensations, feelings, and thoughts in both composers and listeners. Opening the door to an unlimited universe of sound, it engages spatialization as an integral aspect of composition and focuses on sound transformation as a core structural strategy. In this new domain, pitch occurs as a flowing and ephemeral substance that can be bent, modulated, or dissolved into noise ... Read more

    $76.99 AUD

  • Music Production, 2020 Edition: The Advanced Guide On How to Produce for Music Producers

    Take Your Music Productions To The Next Level & Make Timeless MusicWant to take your Music Productions to the next level?If you feel like you're always getting stuck in your music productions, or if you feel like you're not improving, then don't worry because you're not alone.According to Digital Music News just 1.4% of producers actually "make it" in producing music...which means almost 99% of ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Music Production For Beginners 2020 Edition: How to Produce Music, The Easy to Read Guide for Music Producers

    Everything You Need To Know About Making Music In One Place!Not so long ago, studio quality recording, mixing and music production was only available to the rich and famous artists.However these days it's now possible to produce professional sounding music from your own home.In fact, you don't even need to know how to play an instrument or know anything about the technology or need expensive ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Music Theory Through Improvisation

    A New Approach to Musicianship Training

    by Ed Sarath ...
    Designed for Music Theory courses, Music Theory Through Improvisation presents a unique approach to basic theory and musicianship training that examines the study of traditional theory through the art of improvisation. The book follows the same general progression of diatonic to non-diatonic harmony in conventional approaches, but integrates improvisation, composition, keyboard harmony, analysis, ... Read more

    $100.99 AUD

  • Music Theory and Songwriting: A Comprehensive Guide to Understand and Write Music, Song and Lyrics from Beginner to Expert

    Do you have a passion in music?Do you want to improve a skill or understanding of songwriting, singing, music analysis or music production, or generally grow your general acuity of music?Or do you want to improve your brain, your behavior, mood and discipline or achieve success a lot easier with music?If you've answered YES, keep reading…You Are About To Learn The Ins And Outs Of Music From The ... Read more


  • Hallelujah Junction

    Composing an American Life

    by John Adams ...
    'Sometimes I liken the creative act to that of being a good gardener. The musical material itself, the harmonies, rhythms, the timbres and tempi, are seeds you have planted. Composing, bringing forth the final formal arrangement of these elements, is often a business of watching them grow, knowing when to nourish and water them and when to prune and weed.'A book unlike anything ever written by a ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • On the Track

    A Guide to Contemporary Film Scoring

    On the Track offers a comprehensive guide to scoring for film and television. Covering all styles and genres, the authors, both noted film composers, cover everything from the nuts-and-bolts of timing, cuing, and recording through balancing the composer's aesthetic vision with the needs of the film itself. Unlike other books that are aimed at the person "dreaming" of a career, this is truly a ... Read more

    $144.99 AUD

  • Harmony Through Melody

    The Interaction of Melody, Counterpoint, and Harmony in Western Music

    Harmony Through Melody:The Interaction of Melody, Counterpoint, and Harmony in Western Music, Second Editionoffers a robust, composition-based approach to tonal music theory, ranging from early modality to recent film and popular music. Charles Horton, David A. Byrne, and Lawrence Ritchey develop techniques and strategies for exploring the fundamental interaction of melody and counterpoint with ... Read more

    $124.99 AUD

  • Synthesizer Cookbook: How to Use Filters

    Sound Design for Beginners, #2

    by Screech House ...
    Book 2 - Sound Design for Beginners
    INSTANTLY UNDERSTAND HOW TO USE FILTERS AND FULLY MASTER YOUR SYNTHESIZER, EVEN IF YOU'RE A COMPLETE BEGINNERNEW: The ultimate 4-part series for sensational sound designLearning how to do synthesis (the fundamental part of sound design), can be quite overwhelming, especially when you're a beginner. That's why music producer, best-selling author and CEO Cep from Screech House transformed his best ... Read more


  • Musical Composition

    Craft and Art

    by Alan Belkin ...
    An invaluable introduction to the art and craft of musical composition from a distinguished teacher and composerThis essential introduction to the art and craft of musical composition is designed to familiarize beginning composers with principles and techniques applicable to a broad range of musical styles, from concert pieces to film scores and video game music. The first of its kind to utilize a ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

  • You Can Teach Yourself to Compose Music

    A very comprehensive book that answers many frequently asked questions about song composition. It starts at the very beginning the basic concept, and takes you step-by-step to the final completion and production of a song. Audio download available online. ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD

  • Ed Sheeran: Memories we made

    Unseen photographs of my time with Ed

    '...a fabulous book'Chris Evans (BBC Radio 2)A stunning collection of rare and unseen photographs and stories charting Ed Sheeran's rise to global superstar, by long-time collaborator Christie Goodwin.Featuring a foreword and additional photo captions by Ed's father, John Sheeran."When I first met Ed Sheeran he was unknown and unsigned - just a young busker trying to make it big. B... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Five Graphic Music Analyses

    series Dover Books On Music: Analysis
    The concepts of theorist Heinrich Schenker offer a unique method of structural analysis that differentiates between harmonic and contrapuntal functions of chords, emphasizing the relative significance of all tones in terms of motion and direction in the achievement of organic tonal unity.These sketches study the musical architecture of five compositions from three stylistic periods: two ... Read more

    $19.00 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Choral Orchestration

    by Cecil Forsyth ...
    series Dover Books On Music: Analysis
    This volume is geared toward organists seeking a brief, convenient guide to developing technical grounding for the scoring of compositions. Noted musicologist Cecil Forsyth takes readers bar by bar through a complete choral orchestration in this excellent and inexpensive tutorial.Forsyth discusses general principles in terms of their application to everyday orchestral necessities. He further ... Read more

    $10.20 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Counterpoint and How to Use It in Your Music

    by John Collins ...
    Counterpoint is an approach to musical composition based on the union of independent and interdependent melodies. Counterpoint and How to Use It in Your Music is a step-by-step course in counterpoint, and shows you how to apply it in your own music, whether you write contemporary pop songs or pieces for orchestral or traditional instruments.     "I love to learn from it. A mavelous master piece. I ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD

  • Berimba Brasileiro - Método de Percussão

    Brazilian & Classical Inclusive Education – Educação Inclusiva Brasileira e Clássica

    TOQUE BIRIMBAU & APRENDA AS LÍNGUAS INGLESA e BRASILEIRA ― PLAY BERIMBAU & LEARN ENGLISH and BRAZILIAN IDIOMSThe book informs about the history and development of the trade and practice of Brazilian Capoeira, through the exceptional interaction of people from different social backgrounds, spiritual beliefs and multicultural artistic skills. I teach Capoeira with integral education using ... Read more

    $9.00 AUD $7.00 AUD

  • Instant Songwriting:Musical Improv from Dunce to Diva Part 3 (Distinguished Level)

    Instant Songwriting is the ultimate how-to book for musical improvisers and an excellent resource for songwriters. With over two decades of musical improv experience, Nancy Howland Walker guides you with clear, logical and fun step-by-step exercises, from the very basics of putting a song together, to highly advanced song techniques.Whether you are new to the art form or experienced, your songs ... Read more

    $5.51 AUD

  • How to Play Guitar Like A Rock Star

    by Cool Water ...
    This is a how to guide on how to play the guitar like a rock star. In this book you will learn: 1. Legends of Rock Stars 2. History of Rock and Roll bands from the 50's and 60's 3. The Golden Era 4. Types of Rock 5. How to Form a Rock Band 6. Playing Like a Rock Star You will also learn how to play several popular Rock and Roll songs with chord formation and so much more.... ... Read more

    $5.55 AUD

  • Making Music For Those Who Would Like To Know How

    by Markospokus ...
    This book is designed for and dedicated to all those who would like to start making electronic music, but don't exactly know where or how to begin. It’s designed to give you the kick start you need in order to save the time you would otherwise be spending finding out information for yourself, possibly from many different, disparate and diverse sources. Intention here is to describe the processes ... Read more

    $4.10 AUD