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Guitar Exercises for Dummies

Mark Phillips and Jon Chappell

For Dummies

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

Max Stern

KTAV

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

Jerry Blavat

Running Press

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'
Publication:Internet Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Dec 1, 2011
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