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            The Beautiful Ones

            The Beautiful Ones (Hardback)

            By Prince

            • RRP: $55.00
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            From Prince himself comes the brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time-featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death.

            ISBN 9781780899176
            Released NZ 29 Oct 2019
            Publisher Cornerstone
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Help Your Kids With Music: A unique step-by-step visual guide

            Help Your Kids With Music: A unique step-by-step visual guide (Paperback)

            By Vorderman, Carol

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            Are your kids struggling with music theory? Do you wish you could help them learn how to read music? Help Your Kids With Music is what every frustrated parent needs. This invaluable guide covers all the core subjects needed to pass up to grade 5 music exams around the world, incl...uding melody, rhythm, chords and harmony, intervals, scales, and keys, styles and genres, and the instruments of the orchestra. Its unique visual approach, which uses simple, colourful illustrations and diagrams alongside a wide range of musical examples, allows parents and children to work together to understand even the trickiest concepts of music theory. Feature boxes on composers and musicians across a variety of styles and genres help children and parents learn and discover more about music, while guides to writing your own melody and harmonizing a song melody encourage budding composers to have a go at writing their own music. This book is also packed with musical examples, which you can listen to on the accompanying free audio app. Perfect for exam preparation, homework help, or learning to read music as part of learning an instrument, Help Your Kids With Music is a clear, accessible guide that will help parents and children understand even complex music theory and put it into practice with confidence.
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            ISBN 9780241385609
            Released NZ 18 Jun 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children
            Series Help Your Kids with
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            Disgraceland: Musicians Getting Away with Murder and Behaving Very Badly
             

            Disgraceland: Musicians Getting Away with Murder and Behaving Very Badly (Hardback)

            By Brennan, Jake

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            From the creator of the popular rock 'n' roll true crime podcast, Disgraceland comes an off-kilter, hysterical, at times macabre book of stories from the highly entertaining underbelly of music history.

            ISBN 9781538732144
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Grand Central Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            How To Hear Classical Music: Ginger Series Volume 11
              

            How To Hear Classical Music: Ginger Series Volume 11 (Paperback, 11th edition)

            By Caddy, Davinia

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            Have you ever wondered why most classical music concerts are such stuffy affairs? Had to bluff your way through conversations about classical music? Want to get a handle on music by the modern composers? Or just want a great read on music you love? How to Hear Classical Music is ...all this and more.
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            ISBN 9781877551000
            Published NZ 9 Sep 2013
            Publisher Awa Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series The Ginger series
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            Rock Chronicles: Every Legend, Every Line-Up, Every Look
             

            Rock Chronicles: Every Legend, Every Line-Up, Every Look (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd Third Edition, Updated ed.)

            Edited by Roberts, David; Foreword by Cooper, Author Alice

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            The definitive rock encyclopedia for the 21st century updated for the ever-changing world of music. An absolute must for any rock-music fan. -- Booklist A welcome and heavily used addition to any rock 'n' roll buff's library. -- Library Journal Will introduce browsers to music th...ey hadn't realized they would like. -- Publishers Weekly This third edition of Rock Chronicles is updated to mark the recent loss of many important, innovative and beloved musicians who changed the world of music, including: David Bowie, the irreplaceable Prince, Tom Petty, George Michael, Lemmy of Mot rhead, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots, two of the three members of Emerson Lake and Palmer, poet philosopher Leonard Cohen, Gregg Allman, the great Chuck Berry, Glenn Frey of the Eagles, Leon Russell, J. Geils, and too many others. Designed for today's visual-savvy generation, the book uses color-coded infographics for quick-glance coverage of the ever-shifting line-ups, appearances, labels, sounds and successes of 250 of the most important rock acts from 1960 to time of press in 2018. Insightful commentary highlighted with photographs gives the lowdown on every member -- whatever their role in the band and however short-lived their time with them. Bands change their line-ups, musicians pass away, and of course new music is released. This new edition has been updated to reflect the many such changes since the previous book. These include: Date of death of deceased band members and revisions to the descriptive text to reflect this change Revised text if there has been a major development in an active band New albums for those bands still active on timeline Revised timelines for bands still active Grammy Awards Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees. Comprehensive, information-packed and compelling, Rock Chronicles is the essential reference for everyone who loves rock music.
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            ISBN 9780228101598
            Released NZ 11 Oct 2019
            Publisher Firefly Books
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            The Argument
             

            The Argument (Paperback)

            By Boyd, William

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            That's why we shout and scream at each other. Clears the air. A kind of truth begins to emerge. We see clearer. Pip and Meredith have had a bust-up. It was only about their opinion of a film, but it's led to more significant differences coming to light. Pip has been having an aff...air for the past three months with a young colleague at work. Meredith's slate doesn't seem to be entirely clean either. As their families and friends become embroiled in Pip and Meredith's separation, past prejudices, harsh judgements and painful truths come to light. The arguments that ensue go beyond just being about Pip and Meredith, and what they should do about their marriage. In nine taut scenes, William Boyd explores what it is to argue with those we love - and those we should love. He looks at our propensity to judge others and our power to hurt. Alongside this, he shows how it can sometimes be the superficial problems in a relationship that keep it going. Both bleak and funny in its tone, The Argument offers a Strindberg-like take on human dynamics and received its world premiere at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs.
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            ISBN 9781474236508
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2016
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Modern Plays
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            Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music
             

            Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Milner, Greg

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            In 1915, Thomas Edison proclaimed that he could record a live performance and reproduce it perfectly, shocking audiences who found themselves unable to tell whether what they were hearing was an Edison Diamond Disc or a flesh-and-blood musician. Today, the equation is reversed. W...hereas Edison proposed that a real performance could be rebuilt with absolute perfection, Pro Tools and digital samplers now allow musicians and engineers to create the illusion of performances that never were. In between lies a century of sonic exploration into the balance between the real and the represented. Tracing the contours of this history, Greg Milner takes us through the major breakthroughs and glorious failures in the art and science of recording. An American soldier monitoring Nazi radio transmissions stumbles onto the open yet revolutionary secret of magnetic tape. Japanese and Dutch researchers build a first-generation digital audio format and watch as their compact disc is marketed by the music industry as the second coming of Edison yet derided as heretical by analog loyalists. The music world becomes addicted to volume in the nineties and fights a self-defeating loudness war to get its fix. From Les Paul to Phil Spector to King Tubby, from vinyl to pirated CDs to iPods, Milner pulls apart musical history to answer a crucial question: Should a recording document reality as faithfully as possible, or should it improve upon or somehow transcend the music it records? The answers he uncovers will change the very way we think about music.
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            ISBN 9780865479388
            Released NZ 25 May 2010
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Exploring the Ambiguous Religiosity of Brahms' German Requiem
              

            Exploring the Ambiguous Religiosity of Brahms' German Requiem (Paperback)

            By Moon, Paul

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            From its earliest performances in the late 1860s, doubts have been expressed about the extent of the religiosity in Brahms' German Requiem. On the surface, such persistent questioning might seem unusual, particularly in our modern, more secular age. After all, Brahms specifically... designated his opus 45 work A German Requiem, To Words of the Holy Scriptures, and the roots of the term 'requiem' run deep in the Catholic tradition, as a mass for the dead. In addition, the texts selected by Brahms for the various movements of the German Requiem were all sourced exclusively from the Bible (ironically, unlike those used for the Catholic requiem), and it was first performed in a Cathedral, on Good Friday. On these bases, its specifically Christian orientation seems beyond dispute, at least from a lay perspective. The main basis for questioning to what extent the German Requiem is primarily a Christian work as opposed to what has loosely been described as a 'humanist' one with merely a Christian veneer revolves around the specific texts that Brahms chose for the work, and equally, those he rejected. This ambiguity surrounding the extent of the requiem's Christian nature is further compounded by more recent suggestions that the religiosity of the work (to whatever extent it exists) is less important or even incidental to the requiem's musical significance, and furthermore, that its text is better interpreted as a general consolation for the grieving rather than anything explicitly Christian. This work explores the text of the German Requiem from several angles and reveals that Brahms' selection of verses was closely in keeping with a specific German Protestant tradition of religious music extending back to Bach and even to Luther. The debate about the German Requiem's religiosity, that has lasted almost one and a half centuries, is now a step closer to being resolved through the findings contained in this monograph.
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            ISBN 9780994119209
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2015
            Publisher Campus Press
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            This is Your Brain on Music: Understanding a Human Obsession

            This is Your Brain on Music: Understanding a Human Obsession (Paperback)

            By Levitin, Daniel

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            This is the first book to offer a comprehensive explanation of how humans experience music and to unravel the mystery of our perennial love affair with it. Using musical examples from Bach to the Beatles, Levitin reveals the role of music in human evolution, shows how our musical... preferences begin to form even before we are born and explains why music can offer such an emotional experience. Music is an obsession at the heart of human nature, even more fundamental to our species than language. In This Is Your Brain On Music Levitin offers nothing less than a new way to understand it, and its role in human life
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            ISBN 9780241987353
            Released NZ 17 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
             

            The Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Derham, Katie

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            From Mozart to Mendelssohn, this comprehensive guide to classical music history and classical music biography is the perfect latest addition to the bestselling Big Ideas series.Easy to understand and clear to follow, this history of classical music explores and explains music the...ory and the impact of seminal pieces, while also providing fascinating stories about the lives of crucial composers and performers. The Classical Music Book analyses over 90 works by famous composers from Thomas Tallis in the early period to baroque masters like Bach and Handel to the classical genius of Beethoven and Wagner and beyond to the modern day in order to explore the key ideas underpinning the world's greatest classical compositions and musical traditions, and define their importance to the musical canon, placing them into their wider social, cultural, and historical context.The unique approach to the subject makes this book the perfect classical music guide for everyone. Regardless of whether you are relatively new to the subject and want to learn or if you are a classical musical music aficionado, there is plenty to discover in The Classical Music Book.
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            ISBN 9780241301975
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2018
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Big Ideas
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