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CORE BOOKS – Music

The Listener’s Guide to Classical Music: An Introduction to the Great Classical Composers and Their Works

MCLeish, Kenneth
Sphere 1991


Classical Music: A Critic’s Guide to the 100 Most Important Recordings

Kozinn, Allan
Times 2000


The NPR Classical Music Companion: An Essential Guide for Enlightened Listening

Hoffman, Miles
Houghton Mifflin 1997


The Savvy Musician

Cutler, David
Helius 2010

A guide to the aspiring musician who wants to make their living doing what they love.


Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music

Kot, Greg
Scribner 2009


Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music

Milner, Greg
Faber and Faber 2009


American Ballads and Folk Songs

Lomax, John A. and Lomax, Alan
Macmillan 1934


Country Music: A Biographical Dictionary

Carlin, Richard
Routledge 2003


The Encyclopedia of Country Music: The Ultimate Guide to the Music

Kingsbury, Paul
Oxford University 1998


The Land Where the Blues Began

Lomax, Alan
New Press 2002


Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings

Cook, Richard and Morton, Brian
Penguin 2008


Jazz Singing: America’s Great Voices from Bessie Smith to Bebop and Beyond

Friedwald, Will
Da Capo 1996


Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present

Buckland, Gail
Knopf 2009


Flowers in the Dustbin: The Rise of Rock And Roll, 1947-1977

Miller, Jim
Simon & Schuster 1999


Understanding Music: Past and Present – Music Books PDF

Clark, Alan, et al.
Univ of North Georgia 2015

This text covers the fundamentals of music and the physics of sound, an exploration of music from the Middle Ages to the present day, and a final chapter on popular music in the United States.


Grove Dictionary of American Music (2nd edition, 2013) – Music Books PDF

Garrett, Charles Hiroshi
Oxford University 2013

One of the 8 volumes is missing from this link. Also here are all four volumes of the 1st edition, published in 1986. This is the largest, most comprehensive reference publication on American Music. The articles of the dictionary range from small definitions of dance styles and musical terms to mid-length biographies of important performers, composers and music patrons, to longer examinations of larger subjects such as the history of jazz, musical instruments, music education in the United States, and the American history of the orchestra. The dictionary’s articles are supplemented by over 400 images and 140 musical examples and other materials. History of music in America.


Sight-Reading for Guitar – Songbooks PDF

Green, Chelsea
Rebus Community 2020

This book and video series teaches guitar players from all musical backgrounds to understand, read and play modern staff notation in real time. The method in this book is designed to impart the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for sight-reading with efficiency, clarity and encouragement. All types of guitars apply: electric, steel-string and nylon-string.


Music Theory for the 21st-Century Classroom – Music Books PDF

Hutchinson, Robert
Hutchinson 2017

A four–semester college music theory textbook. Students learn about motive, fragment, phrase, and subphrase, as well as types of melodic alteration like inversion, intervallic change, augmentation, diminution, rhythmic change, ornamentation, extension, and retrograde. This text is meant to take the student from the basics of reading and writing pitches and rhythms through twelve–tone technique and minimalism over the course of four semesters.


Music and the Child – Music Books PDF

Sarrazin, Natalie
Open SUNY 2016

This book explores a holistic, artistic, and integrated approach to understanding the developmental connections between music and children. This book guides professionals to work through music, harnessing the processes that underlie music learning, and outlining developmentally appropriate methods to understand the role of music in children’s lives through play, games, creativity, and movement. Music books pdf.


Understanding Basic Music Theory – Music Books PDF

Schmidt-Jones, Catherine
OpenStax CNX 2013

“The text covers all areas of what one would consider basic music theory and is geared truly for the beginner who has had experience in reading music on some level, but desires more comprehensive descriptions of the “why”.” – Review. Music books pdf.


Song Index; an Index to More than 12000 Songs in 177 Song Collections, Comprising 262 Volumes – Songbooks PDF

Wilson, H.W.; Sears, Minnie Earl, comp.
Wilson 1926 Dewey Dec. 016.7

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. Music books pdf, songbooks pdf.


BOOK COLLECTIONS – Music

Instrumental Music : Search Results at Internet Archive – Songbooks PDF

About 100 free books. Some book titles: Sound Innovations for Concert Bands; Sound in Motion: A Performer’s Guide to Greater Musical Expression; Saxophone Playalong: TV Themes. Songbooks pdf.

Instrumental Music : Search Results at Open Library – Songbooks PDF

About 1,680 free books. Some book titles: How to Play the Recorder; Ultimate Guide to Music; All Things Strings: An Illustrated Dictionary. Songbooks pdf.

Musical Instruments : Search Results at Internet Archive – Songbooks PDF

About 671 free books. Some book titles: The Musical Instrument Desk Reference; Woodwind; Christmas Medleys for Students. Songbooks pdf.

Musical Instruments : Search Results at Open Library – Songbooks PDF

About 1,680 free books. Some book titles: A graded collection of piano duets by master composers; Flute; The digital musician. Songbooks pdf.

Vocal Music : Search Results at Internet Archive – Songbooks PDF

About 160 free books. Some book titles: A History of Singing; The Great Family Songbook; Writing Better Lyrics. Books on learning music. Songbooks pdf.

Vocal Music : Search Results at Open Library – Songbooks PDF

About 1,105 free books. Some book titles: Lady Gaga; Vocal and stage essentials for the aspiring female R&B singer; The Words and Music of Bob Marley (The Praeger Singer-Songwriter Collection). Songbooks pdf.

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Music Industry PDF : Search Results at Internet Archive – Songbooks PDF

About 480 free books. Some book titles: Recording and Promoting Your Music; The New Music Industry: Adapting, Growing and Thriving in the Information Age; The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory. Songbooks pdf.

Music Industry PDF : Search Results at Open Library – Songbooks PDF

About 700 free books. Some book titles: I’m Good at Music: What Job Can I Get?; Cool Careers without College for People Who Love Music; How to Make Money in the Guitar Biz. Songbooks pdf.

Music Instruction and Study : Search Results at Internet Archive – Music Books PDF

About 710 free books. Some book titles: A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals; Let’s Start the Music: Programming for Primary Grades; 12-Bar Fingerstyle Blues. Music books pdf.

Music Instruction and Study : Search Results at Open Library – Music Books PDF

About 1,700 free books. Some book titles: Your Child’s Career in Music and Entertainment; Ipad Music: In the Studio and on Stage; Music in our Lives: Rethinking Musical Ability, Development and Identity. Music books pdf.

Music Appreciation – Collection – Music Books PDF

About 550 free music appreciation books pdf at the Internet Archive. 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, Bluegrass, Building a Classical Music Library, Beethoven; the Symphonies, Classical Music for Everybody. Books on learning music, song books pdf.

Song Books PDF – Collection – Songbooks PDF

About 400 free music & song books pdf 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, Scales & Modes for Guitar, Heavy Metal, Craft and Business of Songwriting, Easy Piano in Every Key, The Secret History of Disco, Ultimate Latin Songs. Great American songbooks pdf.

Pop Music – Collection – Musician Biographies PDF

About 120 free pop music books pdf 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, Music of Bob Dylan, The Monkees biography. Music pop stars, musician biographies pdf, music books pdf.

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Rock Music – Collection – Musician Biographies PDF

About 1,600 free rock music books pdf 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. Musician biographies pdf, music books pdf.

Country Music – Collection – Musician Biographies PDF.

About 300 free country music books pdf online at the Internet Archive. 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. Country music books, country music memoirs, 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. Musician biographies pdf, music books pdf.

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American Music History PDF – Books Collection – Music Books PDF

About 320 Music in American History books pdf. 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, 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. Musician biographies pdf, music books pdf.

Folk Music – Collection – Songbooks PDF

About 400 free folk music books pdf 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, Jewish Music in its Historical Development, Early Songs of Uncle Sam, Southern Folk Ballads, Traditional Songs from Nova Scotia, books for music industry, books of piano music. Songbooks pdf, music books pdf.

Women Singers – Collection – Musician Biographies PDF

About 700 free women singers books pdf 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. Musician biographies pdf, music books pdf.

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Jazz – Collection – Musician Biographies PDF

About 1,400 free Jazz books pdf 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, Jazz for Beginners, Born to Swing, Stan Getz: a life in Jazz, Benny Goodman and the Swing Era. Musician biographies pdf.

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Piano – Collection – Songbooks PDF

Almost 1,400 free piano music books pdf 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, The Library of Children’s Piano Pieces, Theory & Technic for the Young Beginner. Songbooks pdf, music books pdf.

Best Rock Biographies – Collection – Musician Biographies PDF

About 2,500 best rock biographies pdf 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, Fleetwood Mac. Also many anthologies, encyclopedias etc. that each profile a number of groups. Musician biographies, Music books pdf.

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