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100 Greatest Metal Guitarists 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists
Joel McIver - Hal Leonard Corporation

This guide to guitarists features the most accomplished performers from the vast legions of metal. As well as celebrating the classic metal musicians who've defined the scene since the '70s, it delves deep... view details
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AC/DC FAQ AC/DC FAQ (All That's Left to Know About the World's True Rock 'n' Roll Band)
Susan Masino - Hal Leonard Corporation

AC/DC FAQ spans AC/DC's 40-year career, starting from the band's inception in 1973. This book covers everything from their early days in Australia to their first tour of England and the United States. It

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Accidentally Like a Martyr Accidentally Like a Martyr (The Tortured Art of Warren Zevon)
James Campion - Hal Leonard Corporation

Warren Zevon songs are like chapters in a great American novel. Its story lies in the heart of his - and our - psyche. The lines are blurred. We never seem to know if we are looking in a mirror or peering

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Art and Science of Sound Recording Art and Science of Sound Recording
Alan Parsons & Julian Colbeck - Hal Leonard Corporation

Written with the DVD's coproducer, musician, and author Julian Colbeck, ASSR, the Book offers readers a classic "big picture" view of modern recording technology in conjunction with an almost encyclopedic

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The Art of Interpretation of Band Music The Art of Interpretation of Band Music
Mark Walker - GIA Publications

Each insightful and informative chapter provides a window into the creative process of ten remarkable conductors as they share a captivating range of approaches into the world of musical expression. When is it... view details
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B.B. King - There Is Always One More Time B.B. King - There Is Always One More Time
David McGee - Hal Leonard Corporation

This excellent biography profiles the legendary King of Blues, B.B. King.  An opening essay charts his life from childhood in the Mississippi Delta up to his first studio session.  The author then takes an... view details
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Bach, Beethoven and the Boys Bach, Beethoven and the Boys
David W. Barber - Alfred Music Publishing

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Bach: A Life in Pictures Bach: A Life in Pictures
Christoph Wolff - Baerenreiter-Verlag

What did Johann Sebastian Bach's world look like? Which people were close to him? Who did he work with? What writings document his life and work? This lavish picture book helps to bridge the 300-year

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Back to Black: Amy Winehouse's Only Masterpiece Back to Black: Amy Winehouse's Only Masterpiece
Donald Brackett - Hal Leonard Corporation

Be a fly on the wall of sound: get the inside history and behind-the-scenes events in the making of a masterpiece. In this refreshing book – which focuses solely on Amy Winehouse's musical artistry,

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The Band FAQ The Band FAQ (All That's Left to Know About the Fathers of Americana)
Peter Aaron - Hal Leonard Corporation

In a way that no prior rock act had done, the Band assimilated, remade, and contagiously celebrated the rich, deep tributaries of American vernacular music. Blues, country, jazz, folk, gospel, soul, rock'n'

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The Band Photographs: 1968-1969 The Band Photographs: 1968-1969
Elliott Landy - Hal Leonard Corporation

Once in a while a photographer gains the trust of an artist or a band, and his work fuses with that of the artist in such a way that the two become married in the public consciousness. One can think of

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Beatles Gear Beatles Gear
Andy Babiuk - Hal Leonard Corporation

This ultimate guide to all the gear used by the Beatles details exactly which guitars, drums, amplifiers, and keyboards the Fab Four embraced throughout their brief but revolutionary career, from their

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The Beatles Lyrics The Beatles Lyrics (The Songs of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, and Starr)
The Beatles - Hal Leonard Corporation

This updated second edition features the lyrics to almost 200 songs from the Fab Four's vast musical library, including a bonus section of cover songs. This must-own souvenir for all Beatles fans and

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The Beatles: The Days of Their Lives The Beatles: The Days of Their Lives
Richard Havers - Hal Leonard Corporation

With such coverage and interest in the "Beatles," how can there be anything new to say about the band? This book manages to do so thanks to the remarkable collection of photographs housed in Mirropix, the... view details
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The Beatles Vs the Rolling Stones The Beatles Vs the Rolling Stones
Greg Kot & Jim DeRogatis - Hal Leonard Corporation

Two of the world's pre-eminent music journalists tackle the liveliest debate in rock history: which band is the greatest ever - the "Beatles" or the "Rolling Stones?"  More than two dozen topics of debate are... view details
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Behind the Baton : An American Icon Talks Music Behind the Baton : An American Icon Talks Music
Gerard Schwarz - Hal Leonard Corporation

Behind the Baton is a quintessentially Schwarzian memoir: intrepid, forthright, risible, subtly self-assured, and entirely unpretentious. It offers an intimate inside look at a man whose immense talent is

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Behind the Boards II Behind the Boards II (The Making of Rock 'n' Roll's Greatest Records Revealed)
Jake Brown - Hal Leonard Corporation

This book takes fans inside the creation of still more legendary rock gems, including Hotel California by the Eagles; Should I Stay or Should I Go? by the Clash; Rocketman by

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Believe Your Ears Believe Your Ears (Life of a Lyric Composer)
Kirke Mechem - Rowman & Littlefield Pub Group

Believe Your Ears is the memoir of composer Kirke Mechem, whose unorthodox path to music provides a fascinating narrative. Along the way, readers will meet Dimitri Shostakovich, Wallace Stegner, Billie Jean

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Benjamin Britten and Russia Benjamin Britten and Russia
Cameron Pyke - Boydell & Brewer Inc.

This book explores Benjamin Britten's creative relationship with Russia throughout his life by examining his engagement with Russian composers, musicians and writers in the context of twentieth-century

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Bill Bruford - the Autobiography Bill Bruford - the Autobiography
Bill Bruford - Hal Leonard Corporation

Bill Bruford, once called "the godfather of progressive-rock drumming," has been at the top of his profession for four decades, playing with "Yes," "King Crimson," "Genesis," "Earthworks," and many more. "The... view details
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Black Sabbath: The Vault Black Sabbath: The Vault
Paul Elliott - Hal Leonard Corporation

Fronted by irrepressible, idiosyncratic, and frequently death-defying singer Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath began its bumpy road to fame with a sound that rocked harder, deeper, and "uglier" than anybody

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Bob Dylan FAQ Bob Dylan FAQ (All That's Left to Know About the Song and Dance Man)
Bruce Pollock - Hal Leonard Corporation

Bob Dylan FAQ condenses the life and times of America's premier songster into an addictively vivacious 400-page brick jam-packed with critical analysis, minutiae, photographs, ephemera, and period history.

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Brian May's Red Special Brian May's Red Special (The Story of the Home-made Guitar that Rocked Queen and the World)
Brian May & Simon Bradley - Hal Leonard Corporation

In this book you will discover everything you ever wished to know about Brian's unique instrument. Brian talks about every aspect of the Red Special, from its birth to playing on the roof of Buckingham

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Bruce Springsteen FAQ Bruce Springsteen FAQ (All That's Left to Know About the Boss)
John D. Luerssen - Hal Leonard Corporation

"Bruce Springsteen FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Boss" investigates Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A. superstar album and tour; the dissolution and reunion of the "E Street Band;" the legal... view details
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