Wednesday, May 28, 2014

RockNRoll books from the library

Do you really want to learn how to succeed in the MUSIC business?
Any serious musician should read, at least part of, this very informative book.
Don't be thrown off by the simplistic white cover.
David Byrne knows exactly how the MUSIC biz works in 2012 and he breaks it all down for anyone to read in HOW MUSIC WORKS.
Dave is a musical veteran who's seen it all in the world of MUSIC, from the small band scene @ CBGB's to releasing solo CD's online and hiring backup musicians for worldwide tours.
If you read this book you will know HOW MUSIC WORKS and you will learn how to sustain a career in the musical climate of these modern times.
This isn't a Talking Heads book and it shouldn't matter if you like his music or not, this book is about MUSIC and HOW MUSIC WORKS so I picked it up @ the library.
I'm glad I did and I can guarantee if your a MUSIC fan you will too.
I found this small part of the book very interesting, "The "don't give a shit" attitude of the amatuer musician is another precious (musical) commodity. Amatuerism, or at least the lack of pretension associated with it, can be liberating."

You want to be a Savvy Musician? then read this book. The book poses 3 important questions for any wanna-be savvy musician 1. Are you passionate about music? 2. Do you have strong musical skills? 3. Do you think you can sustain a career as a result of these musical abilities?

Guitar FOR DUMMIES Makes Everything Easier!
I found this part of the book interesting, interesting enough to post, just for you.
Chapter 20, 12 guitarists you should listen to make playing the guitar easier. Andres Segovia, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, Chet Atkins, Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan (and now in the still alive category...) B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and Eddie Van Halen.
And of course, the 10 greatest guitar songs of all time. 1. Minor Swing by Django Reinhardt (punched this one up on and listened to it for the 1st time on youtube today). 2. Walk, Don't Run by the Ventures.
3. Crossroads by Cream. 4. Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin. 5. Gavotte I and II by Christopher Parkening, checked this 1 out for the 1st time as well, can you say classical guitar masterpiece?...
6. Hotel California by the Eagles. 7. Eruption by Van Halen 8. Texas Flood by Stevie Ray Vaughan
9. Surfing with the Alien by Joe Satriani and One by Metallica. I would've chosen Purple Haze over the last two songs for sure, or why not just make it the 11 greatest?, but hey, who am I?

rock chronicles features band histories of 250 of the greatest rock bands of all time. Photographic features highlight each member of each band in chronological order.

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