New Arrivals · Music Books

August 27, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

How to get a job in the music industry

August 26, 2015
Hatschek, Keith, author.
xvii, 301 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Foreword / by Tony Brown -- The music business and career overview. Music industry careers : what you need to know before you pursue one ; Today's job market : the big picture ; Does geography matter? ; What kinds of jobs are out there? ; Why understanding career ladders is essential ; Further expanding your career knowledge base ; Preparing for success with goal-setting -- Personal career tool kit. Analyzing job descriptions ; Your marketable skill set ; Building a winning résumé ; Make your résumé sparkle with worth points ; How to write effective cold and cover letters ; Social media and your online brand ; Schmooze or lose : networking your way to your next job -- Putting the tools to work (Your job search action plan). Digging in the dirt ; Fast-track your growth with trade associations and mentors ; How to ace job interviews ; Auditioning for your job : the role of internships ; Your job search action plan : the three best means to land a music-industry job -- Putting it all together : your long range career success. Are you ready to hit the streets? ; Thriving throughout your music industry career -- Interviews : nine under thirty-five. Blythe Nelson ; Candice Choi ; Samantha Juneman ; David Creel ; Lauren Kasper ; Dan Radin ; Elisa Asato ; Ken Shackelford ; Emma Peterson -- Appendix A. Authors' career paths -- Appendix B. Selected resources. Books and directories ; General Internet resources ; Job-related web sites ; Job directories and search engines ; Other books and reference sources ; Industry biographies ; Periodicals -- Appendix C. Trade associations.
If you dream about a career in the music industry, this book is for you. These practical strategies will help you to prepare for and land your dream job in the music business. Thousands of readers have used this book to educate and empower themselves and jumpstart successful music industry careers. You can, too! The third edition includes a new career tool kit and social media strategy. Inside you'll find: details on booming job prospects in digital music distribution and music licensing; interviews with nine music industry professionals under 35 who discuss how they got their starts, plus what skills today's leading job candidates must possess.

Chet Atkins : the greatest songs of Mister Guitar

August 24, 2015
Reinhart, Mark S., 1964-
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland, 2014.
x, 215 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
"This book is an analysis and appreciation of the most noteworthy recordings of one of the world's greatest guitarists. Chet Atkins' whole body of work--truly unmatched in the history of modern musical entertainment--and nearly 140 of his all-time greatest recordings are discussed. A concise overview of his life and work is provided"-- Provided by publisher.

You should be dancing : my life with the Bee Gees

August 24, 2015
Bryon, Dennis, author.
xv, 245 pages ; illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.

Kanye West : god & monster

August 18, 2015
Beaumont, Mark, author.
430 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
The Roots Of The Roses -- Lost In The World -- The College Dropout -- Setting The Blueprint -- Through The Wire -- Jesus Walks -- Late Registration -- Who Will Survive In America -- Graduation -- 808s & Heartbreak -- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy -- Watch The Throne -- Cruel Summer -- Yeezus.
"Kanye West is undoubtedly one of pop culture's most divisive and fascinating characters. Alongside his multimillion selling albums, Kanye has also launched record labels and clothing lines and in the process, become one of the most respected, creative and influential artists in music today.The most in-depth look at West's life and career to date,"--Novelist.

Beginning songwriting : writing your own lyrics, melodies, and chords

August 18, 2015
Stolpe, Andrea, author.
146 pages : illustrations, charts, music ; 23 cm
Includes index (pages 139-146).
Includes access code for accompanying online sound files.

The book of Luke : my fight for truth, justice, and Liberty City

August 11, 2015
Campbell, Luther, 1960- author.
310 pages ; 24 cm
Liberty city -- Miami beach -- Ghetto style -- Riots -- Luke records -- 2 live -- All in -- Move somethin' -- Handsome Harry -- The hurricanes -- Nasty -- Obscene -- Rock star -- Still after me -- Bankrupt -- Luther Campbell v. Uncle Luke -- Optimist -- Coach Luke -- Champions -- Charles Hadley Park.
The raw and powerful true story of how one man invented Southern Hip-Hop, saved the First Amendment, and became a role model for his disenfranchised Miami neighborhood offers living proof that one person can make a difference in the world.

The future of the music business : how to succeed with the new digital technologies : a guide for artists and entrepreneurs

August 11, 2015
Gordon, Steve R., author.
Milwaukee : Hal Leonard Books, 2015.
xlv, 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Previous edition: 2011.

Experiencing Tchaikovsky : a listener's companion

August 5, 2015
Schroeder, David P., 1946- author.
Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; London : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
xxii, 215 pages ; 24 cm.
Symphonic poems, Shakespeare, and music with meaning -- A little help from my friends: concertos -- For the love of Mozart: chamber music, suites, and serenades -- Ballet's new way: Swan Lake -- Pushkin's gentle mockery, Tchaikovsky's immoderate ardor / Eugene Onegin -- Symphony as opera -- Sorcery, caprice, blindness, saints, and stacked decks: more operas -- Two fairy-tale ballets -- Above and beyond: from his death to the present.

Survival of the fittest : heavy metal in the 1990's

August 4, 2015
Prato, Greg, author.
598 pages ; 23 cm
Load in -- Soundcheck -- Opener -- Headliner -- Encore -- After party -- Load out.
Set in an oral history format, featuring over 80 interviews conducted exclusively for this book, including current of past members of Pantera, Sepultura, Fear Factory, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Def Leppard, Guns N' Roses, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Exodus, Testament, Dream Theater, King's X, Extreme, Winger, Cinderella, Living Colour, Faith No More, Primus, Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, White Zombie, Stone Temple Pilots, Kyuss, Danzig, Clutch, Life of Agony, Biohazard, Type O Negative, Within Temptation, Cradle of Filth, Death, Coal Chamber, and System of a Down (among many others), as well as Eddie Trunk, Riki Rachtman, and Lonn Friend. Also featured is a foreword penned by Pantera bassist Rex Brown.

The Doors : the illustrated history

August 3, 2015
Gaar, Gillian G., 1959- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Voyageur Press, 2015.
192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
1966 : The ceremony is about to begin -- 1967 : Break on through -- 1968 : The reign of the lizard king -- 1969 : Crime and punishment -- 1970 : Intense visitation of energy -- 1971 : When the music's over -- Post-1971 : The never-ending resurrection.

Ballet music : a handbook

August 3, 2015
Naughtin, Matthew, 1947-
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
xv, 453 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
How ballet works. The world of ballet : choreographers, ballet masters, dancers ; Ballet structure and terminology ; The ballet company ; The pianist ; The conductor ; The composer ; The music librarian ; Music preparation and adapting classic ballets ; Creating new ballets ; Licensing, contracts, and legal issues -- Repertoire and reference. Ballet repertoire ; Ballet reference resources -- Appendix 1. Instrumental abbreviations -- Appendix 2. Request for grand rights license -- Appendix 3. Grand rights license -- Appendix 4. Music commissioning agreement -- Appendix 5. Joint music commissioning agreement -- Appendix 6. Master use license -- Appendix 7. Television and Internet promotion master use license agreement.

Hip hop family tree

July 31, 2015
Piskor, Ed.
Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics Books, 2014-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 33 cm.
v. 1. 1970s-1981 -- v. 2. 1981-1983 -- v. 3. 1983-1984

The string instrument owner's handbook

July 31, 2015
Pagliaro, Michael J.
xiii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Where these instruments came from -- How these instruments work -- Different kinds of violins, violas, cellos, and double basses -- Who makes them and how they are made -- How to choose and buy a string instrument -- How to rent an instrument -- How to take care of your instrument -- Accessories -- How string instruments compare to each other -- Learning to play -- The science of sound.

The Tommy Emmanuel experience

July 22, 2015
Ward, Dick, author.
135 pages ; 21 cm
"The Tommy Emmanuel Experience explores the incredible talent and charisma of one of the world's greatest guitar players. As Ward follows Emmanuel to concerts and workshops all around the country, he discovers not only the depth of Tommy's genius, but the man behind the guitar as well. This is not just another groupie book, or a biography, but a compelling personal account, inviting the reader to come along on a journey to guitar heaven."--Back cover.

Classical music for dummies

July 20, 2015
Pogue, David, 1963-
xiii, 364 pages : illustrations; 24 cm.
Includes glossary and index.
"Listen to audio tracks online"--Cover.
Part I, Getting started with classical music -- Part II, Listen up! -- Part III, A field guide to the orchestra -- Part IV, Peeking into the composer's brain -- Part V, The part of tens -- Part VI, The appendixes.
Learn to distinguish the different styles of classical music; explore composers, instruments, orchestras, concerts, recordings, and more; build a fabulous classical music library.

Diary of a madman : the Geto Boys, life, death, and the roots of Southern rap

July 17, 2015
Scarface, author.
New York : HarperCollins, 2015.
223 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Whitney & Bobbi Kristina : the deadly price of fame

July 17, 2015
Halperin, Ian, author.
298 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"An unauthorized biography"--Jacket.
Investigative journalist Ian Halperin tells the tragic story of Whitney Houston, exploring the devastating , self-destructive secrets that plagued the singer and led Whitney--and later her daughter--down a dark and dangerous road.

Dark days : a memoir

July 15, 2015
Blythe, D. Randall, author.
vii, 488 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Earl Scruggs and the 5-string banjo

July 15, 2015
Scruggs, Earl.
Milwaukee, Wisc. : Hal Leonard Corp., ©2005.
197 pages : illustrations, music ; 31 cm + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4.75 in.)
Includes index.
"Song section": pages 81-157; "How to build a banjo": p. 180-195; "Earl Scruggs--Biographical notes": p. 158-173.
American made, world played -- Ballad of Jed Clampett -- Bleeker street rag -- Blue Ridge cabin home -- Broad river -- Careless love -- Carolina boogie -- Carolina traveler -- Cripple creek -- Cumberland gap -- Dear old Dixie -- Earl's breakdown -- Flint Hill special -- Foggy mountain breakdown -- Foggy mountain chimes -- Good times are past and gone -- Ground hog -- Ground speed -- Home sweet home -- Hot corn, cold corn -- Instrumental in D Minor -- John Henry -- Little Darling pal of mine -- Lonesome road blues -- Loraderojost III breakdown -- My cabin in Caroline -- Nashville Blues -- Old folks -- Pedal to the metal -- Pick along -- Pretty Polly -- Randy Lynn rag -- Reuben -- Roller coaster -- Sally Ann -- Sally Goodwin -- Shuckin' the corn -- Silver eagle -- Station break -- String bender -- Train number Forty-five -- You bake right with Martha White -- Yonder stands little Maggie -- Your love is like a flower.

Kris Kristofferson : Country Highwayman

July 10, 2015
Hurd, Mary G., author.
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
xix, 159 pages ; 24 cm.
Beginnings and influences : "so pick up that guitar, go break a heart" -- "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose" : 1965-1970 -- "Had to try to tame a thirst he couldn't name" : 1971-1975 -- "The going up was worth the coming down" : 1977-1984 -- Rebels, outlaws, highwaymen, 1985-1995 -- "I don't believe that no one wants to know" : 1985-1991 -- "Ain't you come a long way down this old road" : 1995-2014 -- Conclusion.

Dylan goes electric! : Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the night that split the sixties

July 10, 2015
Wald, Elijah.
New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow Publishers, [2015]
xiv, 354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
One of the music world's pre-eminent critics takes a fresh and much-needed look at the day Dylan "went electric" at the Newport Folk Festival, timed to coincide with the event's fiftieth anniversary. On the evening of July 25, 1965, Bob Dylan took the stage at Newport Folk Festival, backed by an electric band, and roared into his new rock hit, Like a Rolling Stone. The audience of committed folk purists and political activists who had hailed him as their acoustic prophet reacted with a mix of shock, booing, and scattered cheers. It was the shot heard round the world--Dylan's declaration of musical independence, the end of the folk revival, and the birth of rock as the voice of a generation--and one of the defining moments in twentieth-century music. In Dylan Goes Electric!, Elijah Wald explores the cultural, political and historical context of this seminal event that embodies the transformative decade that was the sixties. Wald delves deep into the folk revival, the rise of rock, and the tensions between traditional and groundbreaking music to provide new insights into Dylan's artistic evolution, his special affinity to blues, his complex relationship to the folk establishment and his sometime mentor Pete Seeger, and the ways he reshaped popular music forever. Breaking new ground on a story we think we know, Dylan Goes Electric! is a thoughtful, sharp appraisal of the controversial event at Newport and a nuanced, provocative, analysis of why it matters.


July 9, 2015
Morgan, Michelle, 1970- author.
Philadelphia, PA : Running Press Book Publishers, 2015.
448 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Originally published: London : Robinson, 2015.
Reviews, interviews, commentary, and Madonna's own words shed new light on her videos, books, tours, fashion, charity work and other aspects of her life.


July 6, 2015
Musical Art Society of Cincinnati.
Cincinnati : Ebbert & Richardson, 1906-
v. : ill., ports ; 16-21 cm.
Some programs are brief overviews of the season and others are extended programs for a specific concert in that season. The first concert in the first season in the overview program is undated but most likely Dec. 1906. The dates of the second and third concerts in the 5th season overview program do not match the dates on the extended programs for those concerts.
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection (1st-5th (Dec. 1906-May 1911) bound in green library cloth. Some of the programs are bound out of chronological order.
Overview booklet [1st season, 1st concert (Dec. 1906] + 2nd concert (2/21/1907) -- 2nd season, 3rd concert (4/23/1908, The Auditorium) -- 2nd season, 1st concert (12/19/1907, The Auditorium) -- 2nd season, 2nd concert (2/13/1908, The Auditorium) -- 1st season, 3rd concert (5/2/1907, The Auditorium) -- 3rd season, 1st concert (12/17/1908, The Odeon) -- 3rd season, 2nd concert (2/25/1909, The Odeon) -- 3rd season, 3rd concert (4/29/1908, The Odeon) -- 4th season, 1st concert (12/16/1909, The Odeon) 4th season, 2nd concert (2/24/1910, The Odeon) -- 4th season, 3rd concert (4/21/1910, The Odeon) -- 5th season Overview booklet (including 1st concert 12/22/1910, The Odeon) -- 5th season, 2nd concert (3/2/1911, The Odeon) -- 5th season, 3rd concert (5/4/1911, The Odeon)

Ringo : with a little help

June 26, 2015
Starr, Michael, 1961- author.
Montclair, NJ : Backbeat Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard Corporation, 2015.
xi, 426 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

Allen Klein : the man who bailed out the Beatles, made the Stones, and transformed rock & roll

June 26, 2015
Goodman, Fred.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
xv, 302 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"An Eamon Dolan Book."
Prologue : London, August 1969 -- A foundling's tale -- Allen Klein and company -- Sam Cooke -- The Yiddish invasion -- "People keep asking me if they're morons" -- The King of America -- ABKCO -- A rock 'n' roll circus -- The prize -- With the Beatles -- Mr. Popularity -- Some time in New York City -- A sport and a pastime -- No Sympathy for the devil.
"The story of notorious manager Allen Klein, revealing new, behind-the-scenes details about some of the biggest rock bands in history"-- Provided by publisher.

feed —Subscribe to the Music Books feed .


For Teens

For Kids


Digital Resources



Large Print