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About 270 free music books online at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Music Appreciation”. Some Books: Study and Listening Guide for a History of Western Music, What to Listen for in Music, Norton Anthology of Western Music, Essential Canon of Classical Music, The Musical Experience, Music Appreciation for Children, A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Classical Music, 101 Music Games for Children, The Beatles’ Abbey Road Medley, The World of 20th Century Music, The Enjoyment of Music, The Analysis of Music, The Life and Death of Classical Music, Meet the Great Composers, The Norton Scores; a study anthology, Exploring Music, Stanley Sadie’s Music Guide, From Metal to Mozart; the Rock and Roll Guide to Classical Music, Writing about Music, Bluegrass, Building a Classical Music Library, Beethoven; the Symphonies, Classical Music for Everybody, free online music books.
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About 400 free books on music at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Music/Songbooks”. Some Books: 80s & 90s Rock; melody line, chords and lyrics for keyboard guitar & vocal, Violin for Dummies, Basic Music Theory, Guide to Playing the Harmonica, Inside the Art of Songwriting, A Performer’s Guide to Greater Musical Expression, Billboard Book of Number One Hits, All Blues Soloing for Jazz Guitar, Tip Book Acoustic Guitar, The Beatles; a pocket reference guide to more than 100 songs, Top 1000 Hits of the Rock Era 1955-2005, All You Need to Know about the Music Business, Turn! Turn! Turn! the 60’s Folk-rock Revolution, Scales & Modes for Guitar, Heavy Metal, Craft and Business of Songwriting, Easy Piano in Every Key, MIDI Companion, The Reggae Songbook, Singing for Dummies, Guide to Jazz, Broadway Torch Songs, The Secret History of Disco, Ultimate Latin Songs, many more free music books pdf, free songbooks. Music books online free.
About 700 free music books online at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Pop Music”. Some Books: Pop Music-Pop Culture, Pop and Rock Music, Justin Bieber biography online, Encyclopedia of World Pop Music 1980-2001, Pop Music and Popular Culture, Global Pop, Internet Guide to Pop Music, My Strange Love Affair with 50s Pop Music, Lady Gaga biography book, Michael Jackson biography free, Young Women Superstars of Pop Music, Ranters and Crowd Pleasers, Pop Babylon, 1970s Pop, History of American Pop, West African Pop Roots, K-Pop; Korea’s Musical Explosion, Pop Princess, Lady Gaga bio, Gloria Estefan biography, The World of Soul, Rock and other Pop Music 1967-1973, U2, Pop/Rock Lyrics, Michael Jackson bio, Top Pop Albums 1955-1996, The History of Pop Music, Top Pop Singles 1955-1993, Dictionary of American Pop/Rock, book on The Story of Music; Gospel, Blues and Jazz, CD Guide to Pop & Rock, Sinead, Rock Music Styles History, Best Music Writing 2010 book, Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop, Latin and Caribbean Pop, Country Music Superstars, Japan Pop, African American Music book, Handbook of Texas Music, Best Music Writing book, Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music free online, Burt Bacharach book, Cajun and Creole Rhythm and Blues, Professional Singer’s Pop Rock Fake Book, Music of Bob Dylan, The Monkees biography, many more free music books. Rock music books, best rock biographies.
Nearly 2,000 free music books online at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Rock Music”. Some books: Rock Music Styles History, Who’s Who in Rock Music, Rock Music in America, Rock Music Source Books, Rock Gold; the Music Millionaires, Outlaw Blues, Women Performing Popular Music, History of Indie Rock, Should My Children Listen to Rock Music?, Forty Years of the Rock Music Festival, Classic Rock and Roll Reader, Superstars of Rock, Collecting Rock ‘n’ Roll Sheet Music of the ’60s, Illustrated History of San Francisco Rock Music, Rock Eras; Interpretations of Music & Society 1954-1984, When the Music Mattered; Rock in the 1960s, Rock Music and the Politics of Identity, Rock-a My Soul; An Invitation to Rock Your Religion, Rock and Roll Baby Names, History of Rock, Rolling Stone History of Rock & Roll, The Rock Video Book, Jazz Rock History, Encyclopedia of Rock Stars, American Legends of Rock, Careers as a Rock Musician, Rock en Español; The Latin Alternative Rock Explosion, Rock Troubadours, History of Alternative Rock, 1960s; the Age of Rock, and many more. Rock biography books, best rock and roll memoirs, rock band biography, rock and rock biographies, the history of rock and roll, best music biographies, rock memoir, books about rock bands, best rock star books, rock n roll biographies, rock music books, free music books online.
About 200 free music books online at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Country Music”. Some Books: 70 Years of America’s Favorite Music, Cool Country Music, Encyclopedia of Country Music, Wynonna Judd biography, History of Country Music, Country Music Reader 2007, Western Stars of Country Music, Garth Brooks book free online, Taylor Swift biography free, Grass Roots Music, How Nashville became Music City USA, The Best of Country Music, Illustrated History of Country Music, Encyclopedia of Canadian Country Music, Blackwell Guide to Recorded Country Music, History of Country & Western Music, Country Music Discography 1921-1942, Mountaineer Jamboree, Listener’s Guide to Country Music free online, Tennessee Music, Songwriter’s and Musician’s Guide to Nashville, Country Women in Music free online, Songs of Life; the Meaning of Country Music, Country Music Culture, The Grand Ole Opry free online, Roy Acuff’s Nashville, Honky-tonk Heroes & Hillbilly Angels, Faith Hill ebook, Willie Nelson, many more. Country music books, country music memoirs, country music biographies, encyclopedia of country music, book on history of country music, free online history of country & western music, country music in West Virginia, Austin City Limits book, lyrics to Willie Nelson songs, Shania Twain biography free online, Kenny Rogers memoir, Dixie Chicks biography free, Jimmy Dean memoir, free book of 100 Great Country Songs, Billy Ray Cyrus scrapbook. Free online music books.
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About 300 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Music in American History. Some books: History of American Classical Music, History of American Musical Education, American Singing Groups history from 1940s to Today, History of American Church Music, American History in Song 1890-1920, Frank Sinatra and Popular Culture, A Cultural History of American Christmas Songs, History of American Bandstand, Music at the White House, African American Music, Jazz in American Culture, Three Centuries of American Hymnody, Clues to American Music, Perspectives on American Composers, American Experimental Music 1890-1940, An Illustrated History of African American Popular Music from 1895 to 1930, Resources of American Music History, Rock Music Styles; a History, Percussion Instruments and their History, Songbook of the American Revolution, The Great American Popular Singers, Black American Spirituals, American Idol, American Popular Song; Six Decades of Songwriters, Slave Songs and the Birth of African American Poetry, Amore; the Story of Italian American Song, Mexican American Music in Los Angeles, American Popular Song; the Great Innovators 1900-1950, music books free online.
About 230 free music books online at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Folk Music”. Some Folk Music Books: The Folk Music Source Book, Southern Music/American Music, Negro Folk Music USA, Celtic Music, English and American Folk Music, Folk Music and Modern Sound, Hungarian Folk Music, Traditional Music of America, Grass Roots Music, Palestinian Arab Music, History of American Folk Music, Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (several volumes), Music and the Celtic Otherworld, Folk and Traditional music of the Western Continents, Companion to Irish Traditional Music, Folk Music Styles in East Central Europe, Millennium Folk; American Folk Music since the Sixties, Jewish Music in its Historical Development, Folk Music and Dances of Ireland, A Passion for Polka; Old-Time Ethnic Music in America, Klezmer: Jewish Music from Old World to Our World, Farmhouse Fiddlers; Music and Dance Traditions in the Rural Midwest, Artists of American Folk Music, A History of Folk Music Festivals in the U.S., A Guide to Cajun & Zydeco Music, A Listener’s Guide to Contemporary World Music on CD, Riverdance, Cuban Fire; the Saga of Salsa and Latin Jazz, Early Songs of Uncle Sam, Southern Folk Ballads, Traditional Songs from Nova Scotia, free folk music books online.
About 90 free music books online at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Women Singers”. Many works of fiction appear inadvertently in this group. Some subjects: Dusty Springfield, Young Women Superstars of Pop Music, World of Women in Classical Music, Lady Gaga, Gloria Estefan, Madonna, The Supremes, Whitney Houston, Adele, Beyoncé, First Ladies of Disco, Sarah McLachlan, Sweet Hearts of Soul, Dolly Parton, Mary J. Blige, Rhianna, The Marvelletes, Britney Spears, Shania Twain, Pop Princesses, Judy Garland, more best women music biographies, free online music books.
More than 800 free Jazz music books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Jazz”. Some books: Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide, Stan Kenton: This is an Orchestra, John Coltrane: his life and music, Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings, Lady Sings the Blues: Billie Holiday, A New History of Jazz, Autobiography of Quincy Jones, Miles Davis Autobiography, Jazz Styles, Writings on Jazz, Birth of Bebop, Ralph Ellison’s Jazz Writings, Concise Guide to Jazz, Artie Shaw, Louis Armstrong, NY Times Essential Library of Jazz, Jazz in American Culture, Fancy Fretwork: thee great Jazz guitarists, The Jazz Age: popular music in the 1920s, Jazz for Beginners, Born to Swing, Stan Getz: a life in Jazz, Benny Goodman and the Swing Era, many more books on Jazz, free music books online.
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About 350 free music books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Musical Instruments”. Some books: Violin for Dummies, Musical Instruments of the World, The History of Keyboard Music to 1700, Oxford Companion to Musical Instruments, Country and Blues Guitar for the Musically Hopeless, The Fender Bass, Illustrated Encyclopedia of Musical Instruments, Electroacoustic Music: the first century, the Acoustic Guitar, The Electrical Production of Music, Non-Western and Obsolete Instruments, Rough Guide to Electric Guitar and Bass Guitar, Piano: the making of a Steinway concert grand, Making Musical Instruments, The Art of Digital Music, Walton’s Irish Whistle Book, Tipbook Clarinet, Musical Instruments through the Ages, many more free music books, musical instrument books.
Almost 600 free piano music books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Piano”. Some books: 50 Greats for the Piano, The Older Beginner Piano Course, Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course, Piano Servicing Tuning & Rebuilding, Pianist’s Guide to Pedaling, John W. Schaum Piano Course, Notes from the Pianist’s Bench, Easy Piano Classics, My First Book of Classical Music: 29 Themes, 59 Piano Solos You Like to Play, Waltz Book, Piano for Dummies, A Treasury of Stephen Foster, Piano Notes: the world of the Pianist, Playing the Piano for Pleasure, Robbins Mammoth Collection of Famous Piano Music, Scales Chords & Arpeggios, Tuning & Repairing Your Own Piano, The Library of Children’s Piano Pieces, Theory & Technic for the Young Beginner, many more free piano books, free PDF music books.
About 200 best rock biographies at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Rock Groups”. Groups with books here include: Grateful Dead, the Beatles (many books), U2 (several books), The Clash, the Monkees, Pet Shop Boys, Devo, Cheetah Girls, Roxy Music, The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, The Who, Rolling Stones, Grunge groups, Beach Boys, MC5, Kiss, Black Flag, AC/DC, Mary-Kate & Ashley, Hanson, Bon Jovi, New Kids on the Block, the Police, Green Day, Radiohead, Aerosmith, Pearl Jam, Jethro Tull, Metallica, Good Charlotte, Coldplay, Fleetwood Mac. Also many anthologies, encyclopedias etc. that each profile a number of groups. Best rock biographies, music books free online.
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About 200 free scanned books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Music Trade”. Some Books: Everything You’d Better Know about the Record Industry, The History of the Business of Hip Hop, Business of Music, The Country Music Book, Who Killed Classical Music?, The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age, American Record Companies and Producers, Vintage Guitars and Collectibles, Success Strategies of the Rap Moguls, How Nashville became Music City USA, The Piano in America 1890-1940, The Death of Rhythm & Blues, 100 Careers in the Music Business, The Musician’s Internet, Inside the Music Industry, Managing Artists in Pop Music, Insider’s Guide to Making Money in the Music Business, Music Business Handbook & Career Guide, Payola!, Making a First Recording, How to Record Your Own Music and Get it on the Internet, Interactive Music Handbook, Working in the Music Industry, How to be a Working Musician, many more music trade books.
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Songs in English as well as many other languages. Song titles and authors are indexed alphabetically, with references to the collection where they are contained, plus a full bibliography of the song collections. Free song books. Music books online free.