Rock 'N' Roll Piano
Author: Andy Vinter
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Keyboard Instruction). With this pack, you'll learn the skills you need to take your place alongside Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and other great rock 'n' roll piano players of the '50s and '60s! The CD includes demos and backing tracks so you can play along with every example. Also includes six complete tunes at the end of the book. Topics covered include: left-hand patterns; basic rock 'n' roll progressions; right-hand techniques; straight eighths vs. swing eighths; glisses, crushed notes, rolls and note clusters; how to solo; influential players, styles and recordings; and much more!
From the churches and street corners of Harlem and The Bronx to the underground clubs of the East Village, New York City has been a musical mecca for generations, and Rock & Roll Explorer Guide to New York City is the definitive story of its development throughout the five boroughs. Plug in and walk the same streets a young Bob Dylan walked. See where Patti Smith, the Ramones, Beastie Boys, and Jeff Buckley played. Visit on foot the places Lou Reed mentions in his songs or where Paul Simon grew up; where the Strokes drowned their sorrows, Grizzly Bear cut their teeth and Jimi Hendrix found his vision. Rock and Roll Explorer Guide gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at how bands came together, scenes developed, and classic songs were written. Artists come and go, neighborhoods change, venues open and close, but the music lives on. Contents Upper Manhattan and Harlem Upper West Side The Velvet Underground Upper East Side The Beatles John & Yoko Central Park Patti Smith Midtown West Beastie Boys Midtown East Madonna Chelsea & Hudson Yards Jimi Hendrix & Electric Lady Union Square & Madison Square New York Dolls West Village Bob Dylan East Village Blondie Soho & TriBeCa Sonic Youth Lower East Side The Strokes Brooklyn Talking Heads Queens Ramones Simon & Garfunkel The Bronx Kiss Staten Island Rock & roll may not have been born in New York, but this is one of the places it grew up and blew up and presented itself to the world. From the churches and street corners of Harlem and the Bronx to the underground clubs of the East Village, New York City has been a musical Mecca for generations, and The Rock & Roll Explorer Guide to New York City is an historical journey through its development across all five boroughs. The Rock & Roll Explorer Guide to New York City restores a sense of time and place to music history by identifying and documenting critical points of interest spanning genres and eras, and delineating the places in New York City critical to its musical development and ultimate triumphs and tragedies. Through this lens, we can see and understand how bands came together, scenes developed, and classic songs were written. In some cases, the buildings are still there, in others only the address remains, but you still get a sense of the history that happened there. Among the many locations in this book are addresses musicians and other key rock & roll figures once called home. In a very few instances we’ve included current addresses, but only when the location is historically significant and widely known; otherwise, we consciously left current residences out. The Rock & Roll Explorer Guide to New York City is intended as a fun travel guide through music history rather than a means of locating famous musicians. Most New Yorkers understand that everyone has a right to privacy. That’s one of the reasons many of these artists live here. Because of the city’s rich history, this book cannot be a comprehensive encyclopedia of music, rock venues, or the music industry; nor do we present the definitive biographies of the musicians included. The artists and locations chosen represent a sometimes broad look at the history of rock & roll in the city, with an eye on those who either grew up or spent their formative years here. But there’s so much more we couldn’t include, and we hope readers will be inspired to go even further, whether they’re hitting the streets themselves or experiencing the city vicariously from afar. Artists come and go, neighborhoods change, venues open and close, but the music lives on.
Piano For Dummies
Author: Blake Neely
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
50 of the decade's biggest hits, including: All Right Now * Band On The Run * Bennie And The Jets * Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) * Crocodile Rock * Free Bird * Goodbye Yellow Brick Road * I Will Survive * I'm Just A Singer In A Rock 'N Roll Band * I've Got The Music In Me * Jesus Is Just All Right With Me * Knock Three Times * Let It Be * Maggie May * Me And Bobby McGee * Midnight Train To Georgia * My Sweet Lord * Night Fever * Philadelphia Freedom * Reelin' In The Years * She's Some Kind Of Wonderful * Silly Love Songs * Takin' Care Of Business * We Just Disagree * and more.
Early Rock 'n' Roll
Author: Phillip Keveren
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
(Easy Piano Songbook). Great easy arrangements of 18 early rock hits: At the Hop * Blue Suede Shoes * Calendar Girl * Earth Angel * Fun, Fun, Fun * Johnny Angel * My Guy * Rock Around the Clock * Splish Splash * Twilight Time * and more.
Behind the Boards
Author: Jake Brown
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). The term "soundtrack of our lives" is one commonly tossed around by artists, fans, critics, and historians in discussing rock 'n' roll's timeless hits, spanning every subgenre, from pop to hard rock, heavy metal to new wave. In the pages of Behind the Boards: The Making of Rock 'n' Roll's Greatest Records Revealed , the first definitive rock record-producers' anthology of its kind, readers are taken inside the studio, into the creation of the generations of classic records that collectively make up that soundtrack of our lives. The book appeals to both fans and academic audiences interested in the art of sound recording/record producing, providing a rich demographic spread of potential niche and mainstream markets. This is the first definitive record-producers' anthology to cross every one of rock's subgenres, featuring intimate, first-hand accounts of how the making of many of rock 'n' roll's greatest hits were created, via exclusive interviews with the producers who recorded them. Some of the songs discussed are "Every Breath You Take" by the Police, "Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd, "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins, "Smells like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana, "Beautiful Day" by U2, "One" by Metallica, "You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC, "Sabotage" by the Beastie Boys, "Jane Says" by Jane's Addiction, "Sledge Hammer" by Peter Gabriel, and "Sweet Emotion" by Aerosmith, among countless others by legends like Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, the Pixies, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Journey, Judas Priest, Motley Crue, Sting, Tom Waits, Smashing Pumpkins, Pink, John Mellencamp, the Black Crowes, New Order, Ministry, Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, and many more.
The Big Book of Rock
Author: Hal Leonard Corp.
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). The 3rd edition of this super-sized collection of P/V/G arrangements has been updated to now include 78 hard hitting favorite songs: All Right Now * Beast of Burden * Centerfold * Dust in the Wind * Evil Woman * Free Bird * Gimme Some Lovin' * Hold on Loosely * I Love Rock 'N Roll * Jump * Livin' on a Prayer * Maggie May * Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now * Owner of a Lonely Heart * Paradise City * Reeling in the Years * Smoke on the Water * Spinning Wheel * Tempted * Walk This Way * You Really Got Me * and more.
(Book). Foreword by Neil Peart. Talent, energy, dedication, discipline, passion, innovation, education, drive, mind, body, spirit, vision, honor, truth, and drums make the man: Kenny Aronoff. Voted by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the greatest drummers of all time, Aronoff is arguably the most sought-after recording and touring beat master ever. Ignited by the Beatles' appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, Aronoff's passion for drumming fervently grew and carried him from the kit in his childhood living room in the Berkshires to Bernstein at Tanglewood to Mellencamp, Etheridge, Fogerty, Smashing Pumpkins, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles his heroes and beyond. But none of this would have been possible without his fierce work ethic and unique approach to drumming an integration of all parts of his being, along with meticulous attention to note-for-note detail, feel, and what the song needs . Both a leader and a team player in the mission to realize a greater good an unforgettable recording, a riveting show Aronoff brings it every time. Through any setbacks heartaches, failures, injuries, or plain fatigue from the rigors of the biz Aronoff has stayed the arduous and wild rock 'n' roll course. His tale of what is possible with unrelenting dedication to one's bliss is an inspiration to all. Sex, Drums, Rock 'n' Roll! details Aronoff's youth in the Berkshires and the Midwest, from his early inspirations to his serious classical and jazz study, which gave him the foundation to be able to play anything. The failure of a first rock band in his early twenties had a silver lining: it freed him up for an audition that would change his life John Mellencamp. His work with Mellencamp catapulted Aronoff to the top of the charts with such hits as "Hurt So Good," "Little Pink Houses," and "Jack and Diane" and paved the way for session and recording work with droves of remarkable artists: Melissa Etheridge, John Fogerty, Bon Jovi, Stevie Nicks, Smashing Pumpkins, the BoDeans, Paul Westerberg, Celine Dion, Iggy Pop, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Alice Cooper, Brian Wilson, Meat Loaf, Joe Cocker, and countless others. In addition to his work as a world-famous recording and touring drummer, Aronoff finds time to be a dedicated teacher and has shared his expertise with students all over the world, teaching clinics for Tama and Zildjian. Heading into his fourth decade of rocking hard, Aronoff shows no signs of slowing down. Featuring rare photos, testimonials from major artists and from those who know him best, a chronology of live performances, a discography, and a foreword by Neil Peart, this book is the story of one of the greatest musicians of all time.
This is a thorough presentation of the basic elements of singing, including vocal production, training, breathing, posture and diet. It offers help for the aspiring rock singer, who cannot, or will not, take lessons.
How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll is an alternative history of American music that, instead of recycling the familiar cliches of jazz and rock, looks at what people were playing, hearing and dancing to over the course of the 20th century, using a wealth of original research, curious quotations, and an irreverent fascination with the oft-despised commercial mainstream.
A classic collection of the best songs from the early rock 'n' roll years - 1955-1966. 97 songs, including: Barbara Ann * Chantilly Lace * Dream Lover * Duke of Earl * Earth Angel * Great Balls of Fire * Louie, Louie * Rock Around the Clock * Ruby Baby * Runaway * (Seven Little Girls) Sitting in the Back Seat * Stay * Surfin' U.S.A. * Wild Thing * Woolly Bully * and more.
Top 50 Classic Rock Hits
Author: Dan Coates
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company
50 of the best classic rock hits of all time! Each easy piano arrangement includes lyrics and chord symbols. Titles: After Midnight * Any Way You Want It * Beat It * Big Yellow Taxi * Black Water * Blowin' in the Wind * Born to Run * The Boys of Summer * Cat's in the Cradle * Desperado * Don't Stop Believin' * Drive * Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile) * Eye of the Tiger * Gimme Some Lovin' * Go Your Own Way * Great Balls of Fire * Heartache Tonight * Higher Love * Hotel California * I Can See for Miles * I Wanna Be Sedated * Iron Man * Knockin' on Heaven's Door * Layla * Like a Rolling Stone * Lola * Long Train Runnin' * Maggie May * Moondance * More Than a Feeling * Mustang Sally * My Generation * The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down * Old Time Rock and Roll * Open Arms * Paint It, Black * Peaceful Easy Feeling * Piece of My Heart * Running on Empty * (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction * Sister Golden Hair * Stairway to Heaven * Sunshine of Your Love * Thunder Road * The Weight * What a Fool Believes * White Room * A Whiter Shade of Pale * Wish You Were Here.
Author: Greil Marcus
Publisher: Da Capo Press
In 1978, Greil Marcus asked twenty writers on rock-including Dave Marsh, Lester Bangs, Nick Tosches, Ellen Willis, and Robert Christgau-a question: What one rock-and-roll album would you take to a desert island? The resulting essays were collected in Stranded, twenty passionate declarations to such albums as The Rolling Stones' Beggars Banquet, the Ramones' Rocket to Russia, Something Else by the Kinks, and more. Universally revered as the ur-text of rock journalism, Stranded is an indispensable classic.
This easy play-along course will have you rockin' and rollin' in no time-even if you have never played blues piano before. David Bennett Cohen (The Blues Project, Country Joe and the Fish, etc) starts you at the beginning, quickly getting you into the elementary theory needed to understand chord progressions and the 12-bar blues form. Then it's right into setting up a solid left hand rhythm in the bass to create a bedrock for the right improvisations to come. CD instruction makes it easy! Find the section of the lesson you want with the press of a finger. You can skip the parts you've already learned or play a particular segment over and over until you've mastered it. No rewinding or fast-forwarding to find your spot. Follow along track-by-track with the book. Listen with the best possible audio fidelity