The music shelf.
Guitar Exercises for Dummies
Mark Phillips and Jon Chappell
c/o Wiley Professional Trade Group
111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774
9780470387665, $22.99, www.wiley.com
Guitar Exercises for Dummies teaches would-be musicians all the basics, from practice warm-ups and scales to playing full-length songs and pieces, and is accompanied by an audio CD packed with playing techniques and examples. From a review of basic guitar fundamentals to notation and warmups, this provides a practice-oriented playbook for any who would further their skills.
Bible & Music
888 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
9781602801660, $59.50, www.ktav.com
The Bible is not just a religious book, but a source of major inspiration for centuries. "Bible & Music: Influences of the Old Testament on Western Music" delves into the long standing influence that the old testament has had on the evolution of Western Music. From music of history to the classics, to its lingering effects even on modern popular music, it discusses each of the influences by topic from many religious and musical thinkers. Enhanced with bibliography and indexes, "Bible & Music" is an excellent and scholarly break down on the relationships of faith and music throughout the ages, a core addition to any musical studies or religious studies collection.
You Only Rock Once
c/o Perseus Book Group
387 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
9780762442157, $23.00, www.perseusbooksgroup.com
Through it all, you only get one chance to make a truly memorable impression. "You Only Rock Once" is a memoir from Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jerry Blavat who was one of the early faces of rock and roll as the style finally began to gain ground in the 1950s and forwards. With plenty of opportunities and the reality of life following him, plus a life entrenched in legal warfare, "You Only Rock Once" is a frank and to the point memoir for anyone who wants another angle on the birth of Rock and Roll from one of the people there to see it all.
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|Title Annotation:||'Guitar Exercises for Dummies,' 'Bible and Music: Influences of the Old Testament on Western Music' and 'You Only Rock Once'|
|Article Type:||Book review|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2011|
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