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ALFREDS BASIC ADULT ALL-IN-1 C

ALFREDS BASIC ADULT ALL-IN-1 C

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Alfred's Basic Adult All-in-One Course is designed for use with a piano instructor for the beginning student looking for a truly complete piano course. It is a greatly expanded version of Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course that will include lesson, theory, and technique in a convenient, all-in-one" format. This comprehensive course adds such features as isometric hand exercises, finger strengthening drills, and written assignments that reinforce each lesson's concepts. There is a smooth, logical progression between each lesson, a thorough explanation of chord theory and playing styles, and outstanding extra songs, including folk, classical, and contemporary selections. At the completion of this course, the student will have learned to play some of the most popular music ever written and will have gained a good understanding of basic musical concepts and styles. Titles: Alouette * Alpine Melody * Amazing Grace * Au Claire de la Lune * Aunt Rhody * Auld Lang Syne * Aura Lee * The Bandleader * Beautiful Brown Eyes * Blow the Man Down! * Blues for Wynton Marsalis * Brother John * Café Vienna * The Can-Can * Chasing the Blues Away * Chiapanecas * Cockles and Mussels * The Cuckoo * Day is Done * Dueling Harmonics * The Entertainer * A Friend Like You * Go Down, Moses * Good King Wenceslas * Good Morning to You! * Good People * Got Those Blues * Greensleeves * Happy Birthday to You! * Harmonica Rock * Harp Song * Here's a Happy Song! * He's Got the Whole World in His Hands * I'm Gonna Lay My Burden Down * Jericho * Jingle Bells * Joy to the World! * Kum-ba-yah! * Largo (Dvorak) * Lavender's Blue * Lightly Row * Little Brown Jug * Liza Jane * London Bridge * Lone Star Waltz * Love Somebody * Lullaby * The Marine's Hymn * Mary Ann * Merrily We Roll Along * Mexican Hat Dance * Michael, Row the Boat Ashore * Money Can't Buy Everything * My Fifth * Ode to Joy * On Top of Old Smoky * O Sole Mio * Raisins and Almonds * Rock Along * Rockets * Rockin' Intervals * Rock It Away! * Scarborough Fair * Shoo, Fly, Shoo! * Skip to My Lou! * Standing in the Need of Prayer * The Stranger * Tisket, a Tasket * Waltzing Chords * Waltz Time * What Can I Share * When the Saints Go Marching In * Why Am I Blue? The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance."
Brothers and Sisters: The Allman Brothers Band and the Inside Story of the Album That Defined the '70s

Brothers and Sisters: The Allman Brothers Band and the Inside Story of the Album That Defined the '70s

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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

New York Times

bestselling author Alan Paul's in-depth narrative look at the Allman Brothers' most successful album, and a portrait of an era in rock and roll and American history.

The Allman Brothers Band's Brothers and Sisters was not only the band's bestselling album, at over seven million copies sold, but it was also a powerfully influential release, both musically and culturally, one whose influence continues to be profoundly felt.

Celebrating the album's fiftieth anniversary, Brothers and Sisters the book delves into the making of the album, while also presenting a broader cultural history of the era, based on first-person interviews, historical documents, and in-depth research.

Brothers and Sisters traces the making of the template-shaping record alongside the stories of how the Allman Brothers came to the rescue of a flailing Jimmy Carter presidential campaign and helped get the former governor of Georgia elected president; how Gregg Allman's marriage to Cher was an early harbinger of an emerging celebrity media culture; and how the band's success led to internal fissures. The book also examines the Allman Brothers' relationship with the Grateful Dead--including the most in-depth reporting ever on the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen, the largest rock festival ever--and describes how they inspired bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, helping create the southern rock genre.

With exclusive access to hundreds of hours of never-before-heard interviews with every major player, including Dickey Betts and Gregg Allman, conducted by Allman Brothers Band archivist, photographer, and "Tour Mystic" Kirk West, Brothers and Sisters is an honest assessment of the band's career, history, and highs and lows.

DILLA TIME

DILLA TIME

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A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER

"This book is a must for everyone interested in illuminating the idea of unexplainable genius." --QUESTLOVE

Equal parts biography, musicology, and cultural history, Dilla Time chronicles the life and legacy of J Dilla, a musical genius who transformed the sound of popular music for the twenty-first century.

He wasn't known to mainstream audiences, even though he worked with renowned acts like D'Angelo and Erykah Badu and influenced the music of superstars like Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. He died at the age of thirty-two, and in his lifetime he never had a pop hit. Yet since his death, J Dilla has become a demigod: revered by jazz musicians and rap icons from Robert Glasper to Kendrick Lamar; memorialized in symphonies and taught at universities. And at the core of this adulation is innovation: a new kind of musical time-feel that he created on a drum machine, but one that changed the way "traditional" musicians play.

In Dilla Time, Dan Charnas chronicles the life of James DeWitt Yancey, from his gifted childhood in Detroit, to his rise as a Grammy-nominated hip-hop producer, to the rare blood disease that caused his premature death; and follows the people who kept him and his ideas alive. He also rewinds the histories of American rhythms: from the birth of soul in Dilla's own "Motown," to funk, techno, and disco. Here, music is a story of Black culture in America and of what happens when human and machine times are synthesized into something new. Dilla Time is a different kind of book about music, a visual experience with graphics that build those concepts step by step for fans and novices alike, teaching us to "see" and feel rhythm in a unique and enjoyable way.

Dilla's beats, startling some people with their seeming "sloppiness," were actually the work of a perfectionist almost spiritually devoted to his music. This is the story of the man and his machines, his family, friends, partners, and celebrity collaborators. Culled from more than 150 interviews about one of the most important and influential musical figures of the past hundred years, Dilla Time is a book as delightfully detail-oriented and unique as J Dilla's music itself.

Little Guide to AC/DC: For Those about to Read, We Salute You!

Little Guide to AC/DC: For Those about to Read, We Salute You!

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Giving Satan Tinnitus Since 1973.

Jacked up to the max with plenty of juice left to squeeze, AC/DC can still ignite their excitable audiences with their supercharged, power-cord hungry rock, even in 2023.

This Little Guide to AC/DC is the ultimate, greatest hits compilation of the band's best bits in quick-fix shots, amped up to 11 with high voltage facts, shocking stats, killer quips and quotes, heavy-duty historic dates and thunderstruck trivia, a compact compendium of wit and wisdom that will keep every AC/DC fan as hard as a rock all night long.

For those about to read, we salute you!

'I'm sick to death of people saying we've made 11 albums that sound exactly the same. In fact, we've made 12 albums that sound exactly the same.' Angus Young

Little Guide to Dolly Parton: It's Hard to Be a Diamond in a Rhinestone World

Little Guide to Dolly Parton: It's Hard to Be a Diamond in a Rhinestone World

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The ultimate pick-me-up to save you from the nine-to-five heartbreak blues.The Little Book of Dolly Parton is your bible of devastating Dolly-isms.

Yes, that's right, the most iconic and acclaimed female country singer in the history of music is so inventive and brilliant with her clever wisecracks and sage advice that popular culture has crowned her with an -ism after her name. No one else is as worthy.

For more than five decades, Dolly has been laying down her own brand of whip-smart wit and wisdom to the world, with many quotes and quips becoming as famous as her lyrical genius, for which she has won too many song writing awards and honors to mention. Stacked to the rafters with more than 150 bite-size bon-mots, one-liners and ripostes - as well profound and sincere observations - The Little Book of Dolly Parton is your new favorite life companion.

'I never think of myself as a star because, as somebody once said, "A star is nothing but a big ball of gas" - and I don't want to be that.' Reflecting on stardom during an interview with Billboard, 2014.

'The kids peed on me every night ... There were so many of us. We slept three and four in the bed. I would wash every night, and as soon as I go to bed, the kids would wet on me and I'd have to get up in the morning and do the same thing ... That was the only warm thing we knew in the winter time. That was almost a pleasure to get peed on because it was so cold. Lord. It was as cold in the room as it was outside. We'd bundle up to go to bed.' Discussing her family's humble origins during an interview with Playboy, 1978.

'I'm proud of my hillbilly, white trash background. To me that keeps you humble; that keeps you good. And it doesn't matter how hard you try to outrun it - if that's who you are, that's who you are. It'll show up once in a while.' Discussing her background, during an interview with Southern Living, 2014.

Little Guide to Snoop Dogg: The Og Since 1993

Little Guide to Snoop Dogg: The Og Since 1993

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America's Original Gangsta.

Snoop Doggy Dogg fired up the burgeoning U.S. rap scene in 1993 with his outstanding debut, Doggystyle. It not only revolutionised a genre, it also put West Coast ganstas at the top of the charts for the first time ever. With producer Dr Dre, Snoop lit the spark for many other famous rappers to find fame and built a global apparel empire and brand that now branches out into multiple bestselling products, all available on his online 'Snoopermarket'.

This little guide is the pick-me-up every Snoop fan deserves. With more than 175 whip smart wisecracks from America's highest pop culture power, The Little Guide to Snoop Dogg is the best way to celebrate 30 years of Doggystyle without putting your back out.

'I felt like I was out of pocket. I apologised to him, and let him know and I'm just bettering myself. I make mistakes. I ain't perfect. I'm Snoop Dogg.'

Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings

Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings

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A gorgeous compendium of Joni Mitchell's handwritten lyrics and drawings, originally handcrafted as a gift for a select group of friends in 1971 and now available to the public for the first time

In 1971, as her album Blue topped charts around the world, Joni Mitchell crafted one hundred copies of Morning Glory on the Vine as a holiday gift for her closest friends. For this stunningly beautiful book, Joni hand-wrote an exquisite selection of her own lyrics and poems and illustrated them with more than thirty of her original pictures. Handcrafted, signed, and numbered in Los Angeles, the existing copies of this labor of love have rarely been seen in the past half-century.
Now, during Joni's seventy-fifth birthday year, Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings will be widely available for the first time. In this faithfully reproduced edition, Joni's best-loved lyrics and poems spill across the pages in her own elegant script. The lively, full-color drawings depict a superb array of landscapes, still lifes, portraits of friends, self-portraits, innovative abstractions, and more. All the artwork from the original book is included, along with several additional pictures that Joni drew of her friends from the same period. Finally, the refreshed volume features an original introduction written by Joni. Morning Glory on the Vine is a gorgeous and intimate keepsake and an invitation to explore anew the dazzling, visionary world of Joni Mitchell.

Musicals, Second Edition

Musicals, Second Edition

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Come along backstage and peek inside the spectacular and sometimes scandalous world of musical theatre.

From The Wizard of Oz and The Sound of Music to Mamma Mia and Les Misérables, fall in love all over again with selections from every era of musical theatre.

Take a journey through the years and immerse yourself in the behind-the-scenes world of musical theatre! From the dance halls and vaudeville to the silver screen and sensational Broadway shows, this go-to musical guide has all the glitter and glamour of the West End.

It's Showtime!

Delve into profiles of successful creators such as Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Packed with profiles of musical icons and fun infographics that summarize the plot, characters, and songs, Musicals: The Definitive Visual Guide is the perfect way to embrace your inner "theatre geek".

With a foreword by Elaine Paige, this updated edition gives greater coverage on the smash-hit Hamilton and includes mention of new and popular stage and movie musicals. It's a must-have or the ultimate gift for musical theatre fans.

Complete the Series:

If you enjoyed this illustrated celebration of musicals, look out for more titles in this series from DK. Uncover the most mesmerizing moments in ballet history in Ballet: The Definitive Illustrated Story.

Taylor Swift - Superstar: The Illustrated Biography Album by Album

Taylor Swift - Superstar: The Illustrated Biography Album by Album

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This is Taylor Swift's life story, in albums so far, in a beautifully illustrated hardback edition.

Her record sales top 200 million worldwide and she is the most streamed female artist on Spotify. Her 2022 album Midnights added to her many billions of streams by amassing a record 184.69 million streams in its first 24 hours. Along the way, every one of her 10 studio albums has topped the charts.

Her latest worldwide tour, the Eras Tour, is her most ambitious yet - a three-hour, 44-song set split into 10 acts, each celebrating one of her albums. Universally acclaimed, critics and audiences alike marveled at Taylor's vocals and musicianship as she headed up the strenuous and inventive all-stadium shows which sold out in seconds.

As testament to her talents, she has won 11 Grammy awards, including three for Album of the Year, and is the most awarded artist in the history of the American Music Awards with an unprecedented 40 trophies. Among many other accolades and prizes she was named Woman of the 2010s Decade by Billboard and Artist of the 2010s Decade by the AMA.

So what better way to tell her incredible story than through the musical development shown in her albums?

THIS BAND HAS NO PAST

THIS BAND HAS NO PAST

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"This band has no past" was the first line of the farcical biography printed on the inner sleeve of Cheap Trick's first album, but the band, of course, did have a past--a past that straddles two very different decades: from the tumult of the sixties to the anticlimax of the seventies, from the British Invasion to the record industry renaissance, with the band's debut album arriving in 1977, the year vinyl sales peaked.

This Band Has No Past tells the story of a bar band from the Midwest--the best and weirdest bar band in the Midwest--and how these four baby boomers, having been lucky enough to avoid the Vietnam draft, doggedly pursued a most unlikely career in rock'n'roll and made it on their own terms. It traces every gnarly limb of the family tree of bands that culminated in Cheap Trick, then details how this unlikely foursome paid their dues--with interest--night after night, slogging it out everywhere from high schools to bars to bowling alleys to fans' back yards, before signing to Epic Records and releasing two brilliant albums six months apart.

Drawing on more than eighty original interviews, This Band Has No Past is packed full of new insights and information that fans of the band will devour. How was the Cheap Trick logo created? How did the checkerboard pattern come to be associated with the band? When did Rick Nielsen start wearing a ballcap 24/7? Who caught their mom and dad rolling on the couch? Read on and find out.