She Bop II: The Definitive History of Women in Rock, Pop and Soul (Bayou Press Series)

She Bop II: The Definitive History of Women in Rock, Pop and Soul (Bayou Press Series)
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Popular music grew out of ragtime, vaudeville and the blues to become global mass entertainment. Women like Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith were the original pop divas, yet eighty years after they blazed a trail, have their successors achieved the recognition and affirmation they deserve? Or has the only was to success been to slot into saleable images of the cute baby or sexy chanteuse? Lucy O’Brien has written the ultimate hands-on history of women in rock, pop, and soul. Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Dusty Springfield, Patti Smith, Madonna, Joni Mitchell, whitney Houston, Courtney Love, Alanis Morissette, Destiny’s child -….

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Don Mock: The Blues From Rock To Jazz

Don Mock -- The Blues from Rock to Jazz (DVD)
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Alfreds Artist Series has expanded to include Don Mock: The Blues from Rock to Jazz. Don Mock is internationally recognized as a master educator, guitarist, author, recording artist, composer, and synthesizer stylist. As one of the three original founding instructors at the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) in Hollywood, Don has long been known and respected for his broad knowledge of the instrument. In this DVD, Don uses the basic blues progression as a vehicle to teach chords and soloing techniques found in contemporary blues and jazz fusion. He starts by guiding you through the dominant chord family, showing the….

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Highway 61 Revisited: The Tangled Roots of American Jazz, Blues, Rock, & Country Music

Highway 61 Revisited: The Tangled Roots of American Jazz, Blues, Rock, & Country Music
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What do Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Cassandra Wilson, and Ani DiFranco have in common? In Highway 61 Revisited, acclaimed music critic Gene Santoro says the answer is jazz–not just the musical style, but jazz’s distinctive ambiance and attitudes. As legendary bebop rebel Charlie Parker once put it, “If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.” Unwinding that Zen-like statement, Santoro traces how jazz’s existential art has infused outstanding musicians in nearly every wing of American popular music–blues, folk, gospel, psychedelic rock, country, bluegrass, soul, funk, hiphop–with its parallel process….

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Rock Hits for Ukulele: You CAN Play Your Favorite Songs! (Book & 2 Enhanced CDs)

Complete Idiot's Guide to Rock Hits for Ukulele 25 Great Rock Hits for Ukulele -- You CAN Play Your Favorite Songs!, Book and 2 Enhanced CDs
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This book and two CD combo is like having a friend show you how to play all your favorite songs on ukulele. You’ll learn 25 classic songs by artists like Led Zeppelin, Green Day, Radiohead, Eagles, Cream, Pink Floyd, The Allman Brothers Band, Israel “Iz” Kamakawiwo’ole, and many others. Each song is transcribed in full music notation and TAB, and comes with a lesson that contains tips, techniques, and information about the artist. We’ve even provided a short refresher course on music theory, and a huge chord dictionary in the back of the book. The two CDs contain ukulele versions….

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Uke 'An Play Rock: Ukulele TAB (Pvc)

Uke 'An Play Rock: Ukulele TAB Sheet Music - 25 Great Rock Songs, All Arranged for Ukulele, Complete with Authentic Guitar Riffs and Solos
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Twenty-five great songs spanning classic to modern rock with guitar parts all arranged for the uke. Ukulele TAB is included. Titles: * After Midnight * American Idiot * Bad Company * China Grove * Boulevard of Broken Dreams * Cat’s in the Cradle * Classical Gas * Feel Like Makin’ Love * Friend of the Devil * Good Riddance * Hey There Delilah * A Horse with No Name * How You Remind Me * Beat It * Billie Jean * Long Train Runnin’ * Mama Told Me (Not to Come) * Mr. Bojangles * Peaceful Easy Feeling * Take….

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Beyond the Backbeat: from Rock & Funk to Jazz & Latin (Music : Drum Set)

Beyond the Backbeat: from Rock & Funk to Jazz & Latin (Berklee Press Workshop)
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(Berklee Guide). Learn how to take any basic rock/funk drum beat and morph it into jazz and world music feels. Improve your chops, expand your versatility, and develop your own style. The accompanying CD features over 90 play-along tracks to test out your morphing techniques as you groove with a Berklee band in all contemporary styles.

Rock Guitar For Dummies

Rock Guitar For Dummies
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Face it, being a rock guitarist is just about the coolest thing you can be – next to a secret agent with a black belt in karate. But even if you were a butt-kicking international person of mystery, playing rock guitar would still be cooler because it involves art, passion, power, poetry, and the ability to move an audience of listeners. Whether “moving your listeners” means mowing down crowd surfers with your power chords or making the audience cry with your sensitive melodies, no other musical instrument allows you so much versatility.  Whatever rocks your world, Rock Guitar For Dummies can….

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Legends of Rock Guitar

Legends of Rock Guitar
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(Book). This book is a virtual encyclopedia of great electric guitar players, with 35 chapters examining the major players in each important era of rock. The book begins with rock’s birth from the blues, covering masters like Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. It proceeds to cover rockabilly greats like Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Buddy Holly; through the mop tops and matching suits of the British Invasion; to the psychedelia of the Dead and Hendrix; glam rock’s dresses and distortion; fusion virtuosos like Metheny, Gambale, and Henderson; metal masters; shred stars; grunge gods; grindcore; and much more. Legends of Rock Guitar….

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Vol. 5, Time To Play Music!: Jazz And Rock (Book & CD Set) (Play- a-Long)

Jamey Aebersold Jazz -- Jazz and Rock -- Time to Play Music!, Vol 5: Book & CD (Jazz Play-A-Long for All Musicians)
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This is your chance! Take the techniques and theory you’ve learned from Volumes 1, 2, 3, 21, and 24 and apply them to a real playing situation on comfortable tunes. A great volume to use when making the transition from learning scales and chords to actually playing melodies and chord progressions. Eight songs written in the style of the great standards. Book contains suggestions for soloing on each tune and a Scale Syllabus. Rhythm Section: Dan Haerle (p); Rufus Reid (b); Jonathan Higgins (d). Titles: Groovitis * Beatitude * Modal Voyage * Bebopish * Killer Pete * Freddieish * Snap,….

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