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Music Equipment & Technical

Audio SamplingAudio Sampling: A Practical Guide
Sam McGuire and Roy Pritts
Audio Sampling explores the once mysterious art and science of creating virtual instruments through sampling. Leaving no stone unturned, this text also delves into ear training and orchestration to prepare you to extract the most from your sampling experiments. Softcover, 212 pp. $36.95.

No StaticNo Static:
A Guide to Creative Radio Programming

Quincy McCoy
This inspirational handbook offers radio pros and aspiring broadcasters proven strategies for restoring the craft of creative radio programming. Softcover, $40.95.

How to DJ RightHow to DJ Right
Frank Broughton and Bill Brewster
The art and science of playing records is de-mystified in this, the world's most credible and comprehensive guide to DJing. Packed with hints and tips from the world's best, this book supports all styles and levels of DJs. Softcover, 283 pp. $20.95.


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Chanteuse in the CityChanteuse in the City
Kelley Conway
An icon of working-class feminity and the underworld, the realist singer signaled the emergence of new cultural roles for women as well as shifts in the nature of popular entertainment. Chanteuse in the City provides a genealogy of realist performance through analysis of the music hall careers and film roles of Mistinguett, Josephine Baker, Frehel, and Damia. Above all, this volume offers a fresh interpretation of 1930s French cinema, emphasizing its love affair with popular song and its close connections to the music hall and the cafe-concert. Softcover, 246 pp. $37.95.

Cher: If You BelieveCher: If You Believe
Mark Bego
This engaging biography looks beyond the public glitz and outrageous costumes into the tumultuous private life of Cher. Here is the full story behind her dazzling four-decade professional career as well as her turbulent personal relationships with Sonny Bono, Gregg Allman, and her daughter Chastity. Cher: If You Believe is the definitive portrait of this most flamboyant, multitalented entertainer. Softcover, 407 pp. $24.95.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of MusicThe Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music
Michael Kennedy
This is the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date dictionary of music available in paperback. Including musical terms, works, composers, librettists, musicians, singers, and orchestras, it is a rich mine of information for lovers of music of all periods and styles. Softcover, 815 pp. $28.50.

Songwriting SuccessSongwriting Success
How to Write Songs for Fun and (Maybe) Profit
Michael Lydon
Assuming no musical knowledge, Songwriting Success breaks down the craft of melody and lyric writing into easily digested lessons that anyone can follow. From putting pen to paper to getting your songs heard, this easy to follow guide book shows the beginning songwriter how to integrate the craft's many skills into a seamless artistic and commercial whole. Softcover, 195 pp. $29.95.

Making It in the Music BusinessMaking It in the Music Business
Third Edition
Lee Wilson
In today's competitive music industry, it takes more than just talent to succeed and survive. Entertainment attorney Lee Wilson provides the business information and legal advice that songwriters and performers need before they can afford their own lawyers and managers. Easy-to-understand and highly informative. Softcover, 239 pp. $29.95.

The Ultimate Survival Guide to the New Music IndustryThe Ultimate Survival Guide to the New Music Industry
Handbook for Hell

Justin Goldberg
Written by a 15-year veteran of the music industry, this honest and insightful book tells musicians, songwriters and budding moguls what they should be doing to succeed. From setting up an indie label to shopping songs and gaining airplay and getting signed, these invaluable insights are meticulously documented in an informative guide to creating a career in music. Softcover, 355 pp. $36.95.

Wondrous StrangeWondrous Strange: The Life and Art of Glenn Gould
Kevin Bazzana
In this brilliant and entertaining biography, the product of twenty years' research, Kevin Bazzana sheds new light on Glenn Gould's life, personality, and multifarious work as pianist, write, broadcaster, and composer. Looking past the legend of the self-taught recluse, he offers a balanced portrait of a complex figure who, while uniquely gifted and genuinely eccentric, was in many ways also a product of his time and place. Hardcover, 528 pp. $39.99.

The Blues: A Musical JourneyMartin Scorsese Presents
The Blues: A Musical Journey
Various authors
This volume -- a companion piece to the groundbreaking seven-part documentary series -- is a literary sampler every bit as vibrant and original as the music and films that inspired it. In these pages one not only reads about the blues, one hears them, feels them, and lives them. In all, this is a unique and timeless tribute to the very essence of American music and culture. Hardcover, 287 pp. $42.95.

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100 Careers in the Music Business
Tanja L. Crouch
Presents easy-to-understand job descriptions, explanations of duties, and necessary qualifications for job applicants. Large-format softcover, $21.00.

Positively 4th StreetPositively 4th Street:
The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina and Richard Farina
David Hajdu
Positively 4th Street
is that rare book with a new story to tell about the 1960's: the story of how some of the greatest American popular music arose out of the lives of four gifted and charismatic figures. It is a mesmerizing account of how Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mimi Baez Farina and Richard Farina gave rise to a modern day bohemia creating the enduring sound and style of the 60's.Hajdu, whose biography of Billy Strayhorn set a new standard for books about popular music, tells it as a story of a colourful foursome who were drawn together in the Greenwich Village in the early 60's and inspired a generation to gather around them.

The Classical Music ExperienceThe Classical Music Experience
Julius H. Jacobson II, M.D.
This book tells the stories of forty-two of the world's most celebrated composers, ranging from Bach, Handel, Mozart, and Beethoven to Mahler, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin and Bernstein. It weaves five hundred years of history and music into a rich tapestry of sound and story unlike any other book of its kind. Included are two C.D.'s that allow you to sample some of the musical masterpieces described in the text. Hardcover, 318 pp. $59.95.

Jacques Offenbach and the Paris of His TimeJacques Offenbach and the Paris of His Time
Siegfried Kracauer
In this remarkable book, Siegfried Kracauer brilliantly reconfigures the biography form into an insightful work of social and cultural history. Offenbach's operrettas, and their social significance, are the focus of this discussion which should be essential reading for anyone interested in modern critical and cultural studies. Hardcover, 418 pp., $57.95.

No StaticNo Static:
A Guide to Creative Radio Programming

Quincy McCoy
This inspirational handbook offers radio pros and aspiring broadcasters proven strategies for restoring the craft of creative radio programming. Softcover, $40.95.

Glenn Gould: A Life in PicturesGlenn Gould: A Life in Pictures
Tim Page
The life of renowned Canadian musician Glenn Gould is told pictorially in this spendidly illustrated large-format book. Included alongside press photographs, are rare snap-shops from the Gould family archive. With a foreword by Yo-Yo Ma, and an introduction by Tim Page. Hardcover, 192 pp., $50.00. 

A Jazz OdysseyA Jazz Odyssey:
The Life of Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson
The legendary jazz pianist's autobiography is as monumental as the man himself and his six-decade career in jazz. Beginning with Peterson's early years in Canada, and going on to trace in detail not only his musical development but much of the social and political background that underscored it. Hardcover, $45.00.

Rolling With The StonesRolling With The Stones
Bill Wyman
Music fans will rejoice over this remarkable chronology of the career of The Rolling Stones which includes an unprecedented compendium of Rolling Stones memrobilia and never-before-published photos. Based on the personal diary and extensive archives of Bill Wyman and featuring over 3000 photographs, this is the first complete biography of the band told from the inside. Essential and authoritative. Hardcover, 512 pp. $80.00.

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