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Music History, Criticism, and Instruction
Music History, Criticism, and Instruction

Jimi Hendrix: Are You Experienced

From a young age, Jimi Hendrix had a fascination with music and sound—and a strong determination to master the secrets of both. From the moment he got his first guitar (which initially only had one string), he set about figuring out just Read More

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Music History, Criticism, and Instruction
Music History, Criticism, and Instruction

2112: Rush and the Future of Prog Rock

Ask any die hard Rush fan what their favorite album is and they probably will have an answer without missing a beat. That's pretty impressive, given the size of the discography to draw from. Maybe they're dedicated to Vapor Trails, with Read More

Music History, Criticism, and Instruction

Giveaway: Tragedy – The Ballad of the Bee Gees

Do you want to win an incredible music book? Here’s your chance! Enter below for a chance to win a copy of Tragedy: The Ballad of the Bee Gees, out everywhere books are sold June 14th. a Rafflecopter giveaway The rise and fall of the Read More

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Music History, Criticism, and Instruction
Music History, Criticism, and Instruction

Miles Davis: Beginnings in the Big Apple

Miles Davis is known today as one of the most influential and transformative musicians of the last century. As a driving force of jazz and its evolution, Davis was well known by his contemporaries and had a reputation all throughout the Read More

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Moving Forward: Pink Floyd After Syd

London-based psychedelic rock band Pink Floyd influenced several generations of musicians and listeners with their unique sound and mind-altering approach to music. Hugh Fielder chronicles the band's long and illustrious career in Pink Read More

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Music History, Criticism, and Instruction
Music History, Criticism, and Instruction

10 Essential Indie Rock Albums

Rock journalist Andrew Earles has taken the liberty of creating an authoritative manual on indie rock albums released from 1981 to 1996. By reading through his book Gimme Indie Rock: 500 Essential American Underground Rock Albums Read More

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Music History, Criticism, and Instruction
Music History, Criticism, and Instruction

U2 in ’82: Momentum At Home and Abroad

In the early 1980's Irish rock band U2's rise to stardom had just begun. The release of their first album, Boy, was met with international success and the band was gearing up for an American tour to capitalize on the momentum. However, two Read More

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Music History, Criticism, and Instruction
Music History, Criticism, and Instruction

Jimmy Page: The Alchemist

Jon Bream has spent his life watching and writing about rock's greatest players. In his beautifully crafted and memorabilia-filled book Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin, 2nd Edition: The Illustrated History of the Heaviest Band of All Time, he Read More

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Music History, Criticism, and Instruction
Music History, Criticism, and Instruction

Music Book Giveaway!

Want to win an incredible music book? Here's your chance! Eternal Troubadour and Seeing the Real You at Last are two of our new favorite titles. Read a bit about each an enter to win below! a Rafflecopter giveaway As Bing Crosby once put Read More

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Music History, Criticism, and Instruction
Music History, Criticism, and Instruction

Grunge Grows in Suburban Seattle

Throughout its 25 year existence in the late 80s though early 2000s, the Seattle-based band Mudhoney paved the way for the grunge rock movement. Despite limited commercial success, the group served as the inspiration for many influential Read More

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Music History, Criticism, and Instruction
Music History, Criticism, and Instruction

‘Hell, You Can Have It’ & Other Guitar Finds

Deke Dickerson has spent much of his life hunting for old guitars. He’s recorded some of his most incredible and entertaining stories in the follow-up hit The Strat in the Attic 2: More Thrilling Stories of Guitar Archaeology. For musicians Read More

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Music History, Criticism, and Instruction
Music History, Criticism, and Instruction

The Who’s Big Break

Acclaimed music journalist Mat Snow takes a deep dive into the history and the music of The Who in his book The Who: Fifty Years of My Generation. Snow writes about how despite the intense and staggering personality differences, the Read More