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*Updated with a new chapter on digital curation*How Music Works is David Byrne’s incisive and enthusiastic look at the musical art form, from its very inceptions to the influences that shape it, whether acoustical, economic, social or technolog...
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An epic achievement and a huge delight, the entire history of popular music over the past fifty years refracted through the big genres that have defined and dominated it: rock, R&B, country, punk, hip-hop, dance music, and popKelefa Sanneh, one o...
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The quintessential depiction of 1980s New York and the downtown scene from the artist, actor, musician, and composer John Lurie“Ferocious and wise, funny and tragic, raging and forgiving, and I loved every page.”—Nick Flynn, author ...
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An acclaimed, career-spanning collection from a fiercely feminist and revered contemporary rock critic, reissued with new materialThroughout her career, spanning more than two decades, Jessica Hopper, a revered and pioneering music critic, has examin...
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, producer, and six-time Grammy winner opens up about a life shaped by music in this candid, heartfelt, and intimate story.“One of the great memoirs of...
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A fascinating poetic journey into the mind and heart of a musical genius, from the author of the celebrated Darwin: A Life in PoemsRuth Padel's new sequence of poems, in four movements, is a personal voyage through the life and legend of one of ...
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A stirring meditation on Black performance in America from the New York Times bestselling author of Go Ahead in the Rain“Whether heralding unsung entertainers or reexamining legends, Hanif Abdurraqib weaves together gorgeous essa...
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An expert in cognitive development and music education reveals the remarkable and surprising benefits that playing--or even appreciating--music offers to children.The latest cognitive research has revealed something extraordinary: learning music and ...
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A behind the scenes look at the music that is currently the soundtrack of the globe, reported on and written by Leila Cobo, Billboard's VP of Latin Music and the world's ultimate authority on popular Latin music.Decoding "Despacito" tracks the storie...
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Grammy Award winner Victor Wooten's inspiring parable of the importance of music and the threats that it faces in today's world.We may not realize it as we listen to the soundtrack of our lives through tiny earbuds, but music and all that it encompas...
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The author of the New York Times bestseller This Is Your Brain on Music reveals music’s role in the evolution of human culture in this thought-provoking book that “will leave you awestruck” (The New York Times).Daniel J. Levitin's a...
There are few creative acts more mysterious and magical than writing a song. But what if the goal wasn't so mysterious and was actually achievable for anyone who wants to experience more magic and creativity in their life? That's something ...
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