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  • The Basic Songwriting Guide

    10,000 Songs Later... How to Write Songs Like a Professional, #1

    by Carter Cook ...
    Book 1 - 10,000 Songs Later... How to Write Songs Like a Professional
    Regardless of where you are on your songwriting journey, 10,000 Songs Later aims to help guide you along the path in some capacity. For those who have just started writing songs, The Beginners Guide gives you insight on where to start, how to flow, how to rhyme, and how to structure a song. For those who have been writing songs consistently for a year or two, The Intermediate Guide gives you ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • How to Write a Song in 30 Minutes or Less

    by CJW Books ...
    This is a crash course in quick songwriting. It features a very detailed section of what the various types of songs that there are to create. There is a very detailed break on how to write different verses and choruses, how to write hooks that get radio attention. It even features sample songs and explains how they were constructed. It is also chalked full of ideas on how to get your creative ... Read more

    $4.14 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Lyrics First: How to Write Effective Song Lyrics

    Would it be worth something to you if I could explain how to improve your song lyrics, or, for those who are struggling, if I could teach you how to improve your process so that your lyrics are more effective? Stronger? Faster? Rebuilt like a 6 million dollar man, better than before?Well, you’re in luck, because that’s what this book is all about. And it’s cheap, at least from my point of view. ... Read more

    $4.16 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • That Thin, Wild Mercury Sound

    Dylan, Nashville, and the Making of Blonde on Blonde

    by Daryl Sanders ...
    That Thin, Wild Mercury Sound is the definitive treatment of Bob Dylan's magnum opus, Blonde on Blonde, not only providing the most extensive account of the sessions that produced the trailblazing album, but also setting the record straight on much of the misinformation that has surrounded the story of how the masterpiece came to be made. Including many new details and eyewitness accounts never ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • In Good Hands

    The Making of a Modern Conductor

    by Alice Farnham ...
    Passing the Baton: Conducting in the 21st Century explores the ways in which gender, culture and socio-economic status influence a conductor's language, career, confidence and even their body. With her own personal story at the heart, leading conductor Alice Farnham interviews conductors - both men and women - at different stages in their career, looking at what it takes to become a conductor. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Titans of Bass

    The Tactics, Habits, and Routines from over 130 of the World’s Best

    by KJ Jensen ...
    Titans of Bass: The Tactics, Habits, and Routines from over 130 of the World's Best reveals the experiences of over 130 of the world's top bassists to help the beginning bassist learn and play their first song. Picking up an instrument for the first time can be a confusing, frustrating experience, but KJ Jenson consulted the best players to give readers an inside look and a running start at the ... Read more

    $23.99 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 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Chopin's Piano

    A Journey through Romanticism

    by Paul Kildea ...
    'Beguiling ... Limpidly written, effortlessly learned' William Boyd, TLS, Books of the YearIn November 1838 Frédéric Chopin, George Sand and her two children sailed to Majorca to escape the Parisian winter. They settled in an abandoned monastery at Valldemossa in the mountains above Palma, where Chopin finished what would eventually be recognised as one of the great and revolutionary works of ... Read more

    $16.99 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 $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Pleasure and Pain

    My life

    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

    $16.99 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

    $12.99 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

    $16.99 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

    $1.36 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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 ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Whole Notes

    by Ed Ayres ...
    Life Lessons through MusicShortlisted for The Age Non-fiction Book of the Year; People's Choice, Queensland Books of the Year; Booksellers' Choice Non-fiction Book of the Year.How can we pause long enough to repair ourselves? How can we make space and time in our lives to know ourselves?One way is through music - learning music, listening to music, being open to music. Because music consoles and ... Read more

    $17.99 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

    $16.99 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

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

    Learn How To Read Music, #1

    by Rosa Suen ...
    Book 1 - Learn How To Read Music
    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

  • 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 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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