Best Music Encyclopedias Books
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1. The Chord Wheel: The Ultimate Tool for All Musicians (TOUS INSTRUMENT)
Author: by Jim Fleser
(Instructional).Master chord theory …In minutes! The Chord Wheel is a revolutionary device that puts the most essential and practical applications of chord theory into your hands. This tool will help you: Improvise and Solo Talk about chops! Comprehend key structure like never before; Transpose Keys Instantly transpose any progression into each and every key; Compose Your Own Music Watch your songwriting blossom!
No music reading is necessary. “This is the kind of device that players of any instrument can use to enhance their musical understanding. Chord and key relationships are inseparable, and learning these relationships is a must in becoming a successful musician.” Alan Remington, Orange Coast College Music Dept.
2. The Arts: A Visual Encyclopedia
Author: by DK
Open your eyes to the wonderful world of art inside this beautiful book. The entire history of the greatest works in painting, sculpture, and photography are included on this comprehensive and colourful tour through time. From the first strokes of paint on prehistoric caves to contemporary street art in the 21st century, every artistic style and movement is explored and explained in stunning detail.
Special features celebrate the lives of groundbreaking painters, sculptors, and photographers, from Dutch master Johannes Vermeer to photography pioneer Julia Margaret Cameron. Many best-loved pieces of art are showcased in iconic images. Marvel at Leonardo da Vinci’s mysterious Mona Lisa, the most famous painted lady.
March alongside China’s statues of the Terracotta Army, and gaze in awe at Barbara Hepworth’s stunning Pelagos sculpture. Packed with pictures and full of facts, Art A Visual Encyclopedia is guaranteed to become a family favourite, encouraging a love of art through the generations.
3. Writing Better Lyrics
Author: by Pat Pattison
Writer's Digest Books
The Must-Have Guide for SongwritersWriting Better Lyrics has been a staple for songwriters for nearly two decades. Now this revised and updated 2nd Edition provides effective tools for everything from generating ideas, to understanding the form and function of a song, to fine-tuning lyrics.
Perfect for new and experienced songwriters alike, this time-tested classic covers the basics in addition to more advanced techniques. Songwriters will discover: How to use sense-bound imagery to enhance a song’s emotional impact on listeners Techniques for avoiding clichs and creating imaginative metaphors and similes Ways to use repetition as an asset How to successfully manipulate meter Instruction for matching lyrics with music Ways to build on ideas and generate effective titles Advice for working with a co-writer And much moreFeaturing updated and expanded chapters, 50 fun songwriting exercises, and examples from more than 20 chart-toppings songs, Writing Better Lyrics gives you all of the professional and creative insight you need to write powerful lyrics and put your songs in the spotlight where they belong.
4. Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory, Complete (Lessons * Ear Training * Workbook)
— (CD's Not Included)
Author: by Andrew Surmani
Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory is designed for students of any age, whether listeners or performers, who want to have a better understanding of the language of music. In this all-in-one theory course, you will learn the essentials of music through concise lessons, practice your music reading and writing skills in the exercises, improve your listening skills with the ear-training CDs (available separately or as a Book & CD combo), and test your knowledge with a review that completes each unit.
The Student Complete Book includes Books 1-3 in a spiral-bound format. Book 1 (Lessons 1-25): Staff, Notes and Pitches * Treble & Bass Clefs * Grand Staff & Ledger Lines * Note Values * Measure, Bar Line and Double Bar * 2/4, 3/4 & 4/4 Time Signatures * Whole, Half & Quarter Notes/Rests * Dotted Half & Quarter Notes * Ties & Slurs * Repeat Sign, 1st & 2nd Endings * Eighth Notes & Rests * Dynamic Signs, Tempo Marks & Articulation * D.C., D.S., Coda & Fine * Flats, Sharps & Naturals * Whole & Half Step, Enharmonic Notes.
5. This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
Author: by Daniel J. Levitin
In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between musicits performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy itand the human brain. Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin poses that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language.
Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, he reveals: How composers produce some of the most pleasurable effects of listening to music by exploiting the way our brains make sense of the world Why we are so emotionally attached to the music we listened to as teenagers, whether it was Fleetwood Mac, U2, or Dr. Dre That practice, rather than talent, is the driving force behind musical expertise How those insidious little jingles (called earworms) get stuck in our headA Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist, This Is Your Brain on Music will attract readers of Oliver Sacks and David Byrne, as it is an unprecedented, eye-opening investigation into an obsession at the heart of human nature.
6. Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory: A Complete Self-Study Course for All Musicians (Book & 2 CDs)
Author: by Andrew Surmani
This practical, easy-to-use, self-study course is perfect for pianists, guitarists, instrumentalists, vocalists, songwriters, arrangers and composers, and includes ear training CDs to help develop your musical ear. In this all-in-one theory course, you will learn the essentials of music through 75 concise lessons, practice your music reading and writing skills in the exercises, improve your listening skills with the enclosed ear training CDs, and test your knowledge with a review that completes each of the 18 units.
Answers are included in the back of the book for all exercises, ear training and review.
7. How to Speak KPOP: Mastering the Most Popular Korean Words from K-POP and Talking Like a Real Fan
Author: by Jungho Park
The most comprehensive resource available for beginning and experienced guitarists alike, whether acoustic or electric. Completely redesigned and with many more full-color photos than the original, this new edition surveys recent models and profiles current masters, includes an expanded lesson section, and encompasses 10 years of technological change in recording and amplification.
9. Monster Girl Encyclopedia Vol. 2
Author: by Kenkou Cross
The second volume of the ultimate guide to monster girls that took fandom by storm-for Mature fans only! The definitive source guide for the sexy monster girl genre! Told from the perspective of a wandering scholar of monsters, this tantalizing tome includes 100 gorgeous full-color illustrations of seductively dangerous monster girls.
Replete with fascinating lore, elaborate bios, and intricate descriptions, this book has everything you ever wanted to know about monster girls, and more. From centaurs to succubi, from mermaids to slimes-if it’s a monster girl you seek, you will find her within these pages!
This deluxe, large-trim hardcover with foil highlights is shrink-wrapped for Mature readers.
10. How Music Works
Author: by David Byrne
Revised and ExpandedWith the same trademark compassion and erudition he brought to The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks explores the place music occupies in the brain and how it affects the human condition. In Musicophilia, he shows us a variety of what he calls musical misalignments.
Among them: a man struck by lightning who suddenly desires to become a pianist at the age of forty-two; an entire group of children with Williams syndrome, who are hypermusical from birth; people with amusia, to whom a symphony sounds like the clattering of pots and pans; and a man whose memory spans only seven seconds-for everything but music.
Illuminating, inspiring, and utterly unforgettable, Musicophilia is Oliver Sacks’ latest masterpiece.
12. The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music
Author: by Victor L. Wooten
From Grammy-winning musical icon and legendary bassist Victor L. Wooten comes an inspiring parable of music, life, and the difference between playing all the right notesand feeling them. The Music Lesson is the story of a struggling young musician who wanted music to be his life, and who wanted his life to be great.
Then, from nowhere it seemed, a teacher arrived. Part musical genius, part philosopher, part eccentric wise man, the teacher would guide the young musician on a spiritual journey, and teach him that the gifts we get from music mirror those from life, and every movement, phrase, and chord has its own meaning…
All you have to do is find the song inside. The best book on music (and its connection to the mystic laws of life) that I’ve ever read. I learned so much on every level. Multiple Grammy Awardwinning saxophonist Michael Brecker
13. Theory Made Easy for Kids, Level 1 (Made Easy (Alfred))
Author: by Lina Ng
This first introduction to music theory is perfect for children ages 4-7. Music Theory Made Easy for Kids is filled with colorful illustrations and fun musical sticker sheets in each book.
14. The Guitarist's Chord Book: Over 900 Guitar Chord Diagrams with Photos
Author: by Peter Vogl
The Guitarist’s Chord Book by Peter Vogl is a 144 page book that contains over 900 chords with photos to clearly illustrate each chord and each note of the chord is labeled. This book makes finding chords you want to play easy.
It also contains a special moveable chords section with the most widely used shapes for each class of chord. Peter Vogl has also included goodies from his bag of tricks to give you new sounds, shapes, and inspirations for song arrangements.
The chord shapes have been reviewed by guitar teachers and players across the country. This is a must read for guitar players of all levels.Watch & Learn, Inc.
15. Harmonic Experience: Tonal Harmony from Its Natural Origins to Its Modern Expression
Author: by W. A. Mathieu
An exploration of musical harmony from its ancient fundamentals to its most complex modern progressions, addressing how and why it resonates emotionally and spiritually in the individual.W.A. Mathieu, an accomplished author and recording artist, presents a way of learning music that reconnects modern-day musicians with the source from which music was originally generated.
As the author states, “The rules of music-including counterpoint and harmony-were not formed in our brains but in the resonance chambers of our bodies.” His theory of music reconciles the ancient harmonic system of just intonation with the modern system of twelve-tone temperament.
Saying that the way we think music is far from the way we do music, Mathieu explains why certain combinations of sounds are experienced by the listener as harmonious. His prose often resembles the rhythms and cadences of music itself, and his many musical examples allow readers to discover their own musical responses.
16. Queen All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track
Author: by Benoît Clerc
Filled with fascinating photographs (some rarely seen), and juicy behind-the-scenes details, Queen All the Songs details the unique recording history of the mega-bestselling and hugely influential rock band, album by album and track by track. A lovingly thorough dissection of every album and every song ever released by the beloved rock group, Queen All the Songsfollows Freddie, Brian, Roger, and John from their self-titled debut in 1973 through the untimely passing of Freddie, all the way up to their latest releases and the Oscar-winning film, Bohemian Rhapsody.
The writing and recording process of each and every track is dissected, discussed, and analyzed by author Benot Clerc, and page after page features fascinating and sometimes rarely seen images of the band. Queen All the Songs delves deep into the history and origins of the band and their music.
This one-of-a-kind book draws upon decades of research and recounts the circumstances that led to the composition of every song, as well as the recording process, and the instruments used. Featuring hundreds of photographs, including rare black-and-white publicity stills, images of instruments used by the band, and engaging shots of the musicians in-studio, Queen All the Songs is the must-have book for any true fan of classic rock.