Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Reviews: Music Books

Reviews: Music Books
Music Book Reviews

Book Review: ‘Clark’ by Clark Terry

Music Industry Newswire COLUMN: Storytellers are to be cherished and Clark Terry should be on a pedestal for his thoroughly entertaining autobiography. Brimming with life, love, music, and great characters, this book is as much a history of the twentieth century as it is a history of his ninety years (and counting!) .

Book Review: ‘Norman Granz’ by Tad Hershorn

MuseWire COLUMN: Not a musician, yet a giant of jazz. Undiplomatic, but an ambassador of American culture. Often impolite, but always truthful. Unequaled, yet...

Book Review: ‘Spoken Word’ by Jacob Smith

MuseWire COLUMN: You may think of spoken word recordings as esoteric or antiquated, but in Jacob Smith's new book they have a different purpose:...

Book Review: Man in the Music

REVIEW: From his smooth writing style to his commitment to interviewing nearly every possible source involved with the material, there's a lot to like...

Book Review: Vocal Essentials for the Pop Singer

REVIEW: Singer and professional vocal coach Teri Danz decided to put her own private lesson plan into a book with accompanying CD. The results...

Book Review: Experimentalism Otherwise

REVIEW: Music of the avant-garde is for those who are open to outrage, shock, conceptualized art, and boundary-pushing ideas. If you fit in that category, you will enjoy these tales of pioneers wrestling with the 1960s triumphs of their tragedies. Or perhaps it's the other way around.

Book Review: SOURCE: Music of the Avant-Garde, 1966-1973

REVIEW: Noisemakers unite! Calling all anti-composers and radical music theorists! That was the idea of a group of wildly unpredictable academics and stars of...

BOOK REVIEW: New Songwriter’s Guide to Music Publishing

REVIEW: Back in the early 1990s, Randy Poe authored a book entitled "Music Publishing: A Songwriter's Guide." Several revisions, editions and rewrites later, Poe...

Review: Art of Writing Lyrics

MuseWire COLUMN: You cannot teach someone to write good song lyrics. That's just how I feel. And yet, I kind of changed my mind...

Music, Money and Success

MuseWire COLUMN: The title of this article is the same as the title of a book that should be owned by every songwriter and...

Future of Music and Media

COLUMN: The description on Amazon was interesting so I purchased "The Future of Music: Manifesto for the Digital Music Revolution" by David Kusek and...
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Book Review: This Ain’t the Summer of Love

BOOK REVIEW: Punk meets metal, punk loses metal, punk gets metal. That is one of the themes of Steve Waksman's "This Ain't the Summer...

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