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  • Nina Simone's Gum

    A Memoir of Things Lost and Found

    by Warren Ellis ...
    THE TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLERA ROUGH TRADE, MOJO, UNCUT BOOK OF THE YEARA GUARDIAN, TELEGRAPH, THE TIMES, IRISH TIMES 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'Warren has turned this memento, snatched f... ... Read more

    $16.16 AUD

  • Piano Lessons: Cut Out The Fluff, Start Playing The Piano & Reading Music Theory Right Away. For Beginners Or Refreshing The Advanced Via This Book & Bonus Videos

    The Complete Learning Experience of Professional Piano Lessons + Explainer Videos by A Trained Piano TeacherHave you always wanted to play the piano, but didn't know where to start?Maybe you never got the chance as a kid?Or maybe you haven't played the piano in years and are looking for a refresher?Well then look no further because this book is perfect for you...Traditionally, piano lessons... ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Keyboard Lessons for Beginners

    Teach Yourself How to Play Keyboard (Free Video Available)

    series Progressive Beginner
    Teach yourself how to play keyboard with our easy keyboard lessons for beginners.***Comes with online access to free keyboard videos and audio demonstrating all examples. See and hear how each one is played by a teacher, then play along with the backing band. Also includes music score and keyboard animation for easy music learning.***"I have always dreamed that someday I will teach myself keyboard ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • Discovering Classical Music: Bach

    series Discovering Classical Music
    "I recommend this book wholeheartedly to new music lovers" Sir Charles Groves CBE Thanks to Nigel Kennedy and Pavarotti, millions of people have recently discovered that classical music is a highly enjoyable experience, perhaps contrary to their expectations. But the world of classical music can be highly intimidating and confusing. Ian Christians, for many years a passionate believer in ... Read more

    $11.76 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Mind's Ear

    Exercises for Improving the Musical Imagination for Performers, Composers, and Listeners

    by Bruce Adolphe ...
    The Mind's Ear offers a unique approach to stimulating the musical imagination and inspiring creativity, as well as providing detailed exercises aimed at improving the ability to read and imagine music in silence, in the "mind's ear." Modeling his exercises on those used in theater games and acting classes, and drawing upon years of experience with improvisation and composition, Bruce Adolphe has ... Read more

    $37.72 AUD

  • Working Class Man

    The No.1 Bestseller

    by Jimmy Barnes ...
    THE SEQUEL TO THE NUMBER 1 BESTSELLER WORKING CLASS BOYIt's a life too big and a story too extraordinary for just one book. Jimmy Barnes has lived many lives - from Glaswegian migrant kid to iconic front man, from solo superstar to proud father of his own musical clan. In this hugely anticipated sequel to his critically acclaimed bestseller, Working Class Boy, Jimmy picks up the story of his life ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Working Class Boy

    by Jimmy Barnes ...
    A household name, an Australian rock icon, the elder statesman of Ozrock - there isn't an accolade or cliche that doesn't apply to Jimmy Barnes. But long before Cold Chisel and Barnesy, long before the tall tales of success and excess, there was the true story of James Dixon Swan - a working class boy whose family made the journey from Scotland to Australia in search of a better life.Working Class ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Pleasure and Pain

    Chrissy Amphlett is a true legend of Australian rock’n’roll. Here, the spellbinding performer who inspired and outraged as lead singer of the Divinyls tells her own amazing story.In this raw, gripping and searingly honest account, Chrissy spares no one – least of all herself. She reveals how she formed the Divinyls and, with a unique voice, steely ambition and an outrageous stage act powered them ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Roadies

    The Secret History of Australian Rock'n'Roll

    by Stuart Coupe ...
    This is your backstage pass to the hidden side of the music industry - the tantrums, the fights, the tensions, the indulgence, the sex, the alcohol, the drugs. The roadies see it all, and now they are sharing their secrets.Roadies are the unsung heroes of the Australian music industry. They unload the PAs and equipment, they set it all up, they make sure everything is running smoothly before, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Seven Deadly Sins

    by Corey Taylor ...
    'I was 22 years old, a hard-on with a pulse: wretched, vice-ridden, too much to burn and not enough minutes in a hour to do so'The action begins in West Des Moines, Iowa, where Corey Taylor, frontman of heavy metal bands Slipknot and Stone Sour, systematically set about committing each of the Seven Deadly Sins. He has picked fights with douche bags openly brandishing guns. He has set himself on ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • What Does This Button Do?

    ‘I was spotty, wore an anorak, had biro-engraved flared blue jeans with “purple” and “Sabbath” written on the thighs, and rode an ear-splittingly uncool moped. Oh yes, and I wanted to be a drummer…’Bruce Dickinson – Iron Maiden’s legendary front man – is one of the world’s most iconic singers and songwriters. But there are many strings to Bruce’s bow, of which larger-than-life lead vocalist is ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Songlines

    by Bruce Chatwin ...
    Bruce Chatwin provides a fascinating background to indigenous Australian life.The songlines are the invisible pathways that criss-cross Australia, tracks connecting communities and following ancient boundaries. Along these lines, Aboriginals passed the songs which revealed the creation of the land and the secrets of its past. In this magical account, Chatwin recalls his travels across the length ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD $12.99 AUD

  • Las Vegas Elvis Presley

    by Thomas Chi ...
    Publisher Thomas Chi returned to Memphis six months each year to interview for the Elvis book. He spent more time in Las Vegas, Nevada interviewing Elvis's girlfriends, lovers, and the dancers with stories about Elvis. Listen to the stories about Elvis. Travel the Blues Highway from New Orleans to Memphis.Thomas Chi writes about Jazz along the Blues Highway from New Orleans to Chicago. Listen to ... Read more

    $1.25 AUD

  • 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

  • Metallica: Enter Night

    The Biography

    by Mick Wall ...
    'A flaming juggernaut of heavy-metal biog' GUARDIAN'This is the definitive account of heavy metal's biggest band of all' CLASSIC ROCK'Truly enlightening' ROCK SOUND'ENTER NIGHT, Mick Wall's biography of Metallica confirms this grizzled veteran to be as engaged and waspishly authoritative a chronicler of metal's most hirsute behemoths as Barry Miles has been for the Beats' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY<... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Gudinski

    The Godfather of Australian Rock

    by Stuart Coupe ...
    The real story of the man behind the bands - and a backstage pass to forty years of Australian rock music.Known to many as GODinski, Michael Gudinski is unquestionably the most powerful and influential figure in the Australian rock'n'roll music business - and has been for the last four decades.Often referred to as 'the father of the Australian music industry', he has nurtured the careers of many ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Big Guitar Chord Book

    by Richard Moran ...
    6 Strings is the unique new system of chord diagrams from Moran Education. All chords are displayed in a horizontal grid, rather than the vertical one employed in most guitar books. This system is proven to optimize your learning, allowing chord patterns to be learnt and digested much faster.With over 500 chords for the guitarist,arranged by root, and in full color on compatible devices, it's the ... Read more

    $3.77 AUD

  • The Jazz Theory Book

    The most highly-acclaimed jazz theory book ever published! Over 500 pages of comprehensive, but easy to understand text covering every aspect of how jazz is constructed---chord construction, II-V-I progressions, scale theory, chord/scale relationships, the blues, reharmonization, and much more. A required text in universities world-wide, translated into five languages, endorsed by Jamey Aebersold, ... Read more

    $42.01 AUD

  • Learn How to Play Piano Keyboard for Absolute Beginners

    A Self Tuition Book for Adults and Teenagers!

    Learn to Play Piano / Keyboard for Absolute Beginners - A Self Tuition Book for Adults and Teenagers!New Unique Book for 2015 - 180 A4 pages of Quality (Printable) InformationAs the name suggests, this book has been written for the absolute beginner and assumes no prior musical knowledge - just the desire to do it!You will not be disappointed with this superb new book which is probably the easiest ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Feel Free

    Essays

    by Zadie Smith ...
    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR CRITICISM 2019From the MAN BOOKER PRIZE- and WOMEN'S PRIZE-SHORTLISTED author of Changing My Mind and Swing Time - discover a second unmissable collection of essays from Zadie Smith'Generous, courageous, and tough-minded... [A] classic English essayist in the vein of Orwell, Woolf and Angela Carter' Financial Times'Engrossing, astute... ... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Lost Pianos of Siberia

    A Sunday Times Book of 2020

    by Sophy Roberts ...
    A SUNDAY TIMES BEST PAPERBACK OF 2021* Shortlisted for the 2021 Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year prize* A critically-acclaimed Sunday Times, Spectator and Independent Book of 2020* Now with colour photography by Michael Turek'Richly absorbing... An impressive exploration of Siberia's terrifying past.' Guardian'Evocative and wond... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • 7 Easy Steps To Read Music - A Handbook for Piano, Guitar, Ukulele Players

    Learn How To Read Music, #1

    by Rosa Suen ...
    series Learn How To Read Music #1
    How To Read Music - 7 Easy Steps to Read Music For Beginners & 101 Musical Terms Dictionary with 4 Musical Charts. Exercises & Tests will help you advance in your music sight reading skill.Have you ever wanted to quickly learn how to read music? Today you will begin to see How Easily it is to Read Music. You need to know where the focus is!I have also included some exercises and tests for you to ... Read more

    $1.34 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • I Am Brian Wilson

    The genius behind the Beach Boys

    by Brian Wilson ...
    'My life has been written about over and over again, and that's mostly okay with me. Other people can talk about my life. Sometimes they'll get it right and sometimes they'll get it wrong. For me, when I think back across my own life, there are so many things that are painful. Sometimes I don't like discussing them. Sometimes I don't even like remembering them. But as I get older, the shape of ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Mozart in the Jungle

    Sex, Drugs and Classical Music

    by Blair Tindall ...
    Now a major Amazon.com TV series starring Gabriel Garcia Bernal.From her debut recital at Carnegie Hall to performing with the orchestras of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, oboist Blair Tindall has been playing classical music professionally for over twenty-five years. She's also lived the secret life of musicians who survive hand to mouth, trading sex and drugs for low-paying gigs and the promise ... Read more

    $8.46 AUD