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By Request Popular eBooks & Audio Books

Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound by David Lewis Yewdall
The Course of Mexican Music by Janet Sturman
Funk The Music, The People, and The Rhythm of The One by Rickey Vincent  George Clinton
Inside Out A Personal History of Pink Floyd  by Nick Mason Philip Dodd
Janis Her Life and Music  by Holly George-Warren
Shout, Sister, Shout! The Untold Story of Rock-and-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe  by Gayle Wald
Music A Subversive History  by Ted Gioia
The Music Industry Handbook Media Practice  by Paul Rutter
The Real Christmas Book (Songbook) C Edition by Hal Leonard Corp.
Composing for the Cinema The Theory and Praxis of Music in Film by Ennio Morricone  Sergio Miceli
The Drummer's Bible How to Play Every Drum Style from Afro-Cuban to Zydeco by Mick Berry  Jason Gianni
Here, There and Everywhere My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles  by Geoff Emerick Howard Massey
Thinking in Jazz The Infinite Art of Improvisation Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology by Paul Berliner
Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks  John Lee
Making It in the Music Business The Business and Legal Guide for Songwriters and Performers by Lee Wilson
So You Want to Sing a Cappella A Guide for Performers  So You Want to Sing  by Deke Sharon  Dan Ponce
Music 4.1 A Survival Guide for Making Music in the Internet Age by Bobby Owsinski
The Essential Black Sabbath (Songbook) Easy Guitar with Riffs and Solos  by Black Sabbath
Arranging for Horns by Jerry Gates
How to Rap The Art and Science of the Hip-Hop MC by Paul Edwards Kool G Rap
Free Play Improvisation in Life and Art by Stephen Nachmanovitch
The Real Book--Volume IV (Songbook) C Edition  by Hal Leonard Corp.
Jazz Guitar Chord System (Music Instruction) by Scott Henderson
The Art of Practicing A Guide to Making Music from the Heart by Madeline Bruser
Tour: Smart And Break the Band by Martin Atkins
Songwriting Strategies A 360-Degree Approach  by Mark Simos
Essential Guide to Songwriting, Producing & Recording by Darryl Swann
Ray Luzier's Double Bass Drum Techniques Private Lessons with Video Access Included  by Ray Luzier
Warm-ups before singing The Handbook  by Benedikt Lorse
Guitar Gods The 25 Players Who Made Rock History by Bob Gulla
The Bassist's Bible How to Play Every Bass Style from Afro-Cuban to Zydeco by Tim Boomer  Mick Berry
So You Want to Sing a Cappella A Guide for Performers  So You Want to Sing  by Deke Sharon
This Is Your Brain on Music The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin  Edward Herrmann
Writing Better Lyrics by Pat Pattison
This Business of Concert Promotion and Touring by Ray D. Waddell
Start and Run Your Own Record Label Winning Marketing Strategies for Today's Music Industry by Daylle Deanna Schwartz
Counterpoint The Polyphonic Vocal Style of the Sixteenth Century by Knud Jeppesen
Score Reading A Key to the Music Experience by Michael Dickreiter
Pat Metheny -- What's It All About Songbook by Pat Metheny
Composers in the Classroom A Bio-Bibliography of Composers at Conservatories, Colleges, and Universities in the United States by James Michael Floyd

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Faculty Authored Materials

Jazz Piano: A Complete Guide to Jazz Theory and Improvisation
Five Star Music Makeover: The Independent Artist's Guide for Singers, Songwriters, Bands, Producers, and Self-Publishers
Country guitar : a guide to playing modern & traditional electric country lead guitar
Jazz Guitar Chord System (Acoustic Guitar Magazine's Private Lessons)
Advanced guitar soloing : the professional guide to improvisation
Funk Keyboards – The Complete Method: A Contemporary Guide to Chords, Rhythms, and Licks
MI Hip-Hop Keyboard The Complete Guide
Brazilian Coordination for Drumset
Shred Guitar: A Guide to Extreme Rock and Metal Lead Techniques
Ultimate Play-Along Guitar Trax Blues: Book & CD
The Guitar Lick-tionary
Double Bass Drumming
Blues drumming
Guitar One Presents Studio City: Professional Session Recording for Guitarists
Modes for Guitar (Private Lessons) (Musicians Institute: Private Lessons)
Harmony Vocals: The Essential Guide by Mike Campbell, Tracee Lewis
Intros, Endings and Turnarounds for Guitar: Essential Phrases for All Styles Book & Online Audio (Guitar Educational)
Grooves for Electric Bass: Essential Patterns and Bass Lines for All Styles
Harmonic minor, melodic minor, and diminished scales for guitar : for all styles, with theory, modal applications and typical chord progressions
Keyboard Voicings: The Complete Guide
Play Bongos And Hand Percussion Now
Bass Playing Techniques: The Complete Guide
Chord-tone soloing : a guitarist's guide to melodic improvising in any style
Essential rock drumming concepts
Amazing Phrasing Guitar Bk/Online Audio
Progressive Rock Bass: A Guide to Developing Progressive Concepts & Techniques
Afro-Cuban Coordination for Drumset
Blues Solos for Guitar (Reh Z Prolicks Series) Book & Online Audio
Michael Anderson's little black book of songwriting : a practical guide for sogwriters.
Essential Drumset Fills: the Component Rhythm System
Play Piano Better Now: A Guided Approach to Understanding and Mastering Technical Challenges at the Piano By Mark Koval
Guitar Soloing: The Contemporary Guide to Improvisation (CD Included)
Pop Rock Keyboards: The Complete Guide
Groove Mastery: The Bassist's Guide to Time, Feel, and Rhythm
Bass Blueprints: Creating Bass Lines from Chord Symbols
The Art of Walking Bass: A Method for Acoustic or Electric Bass
Samba Hanon: 50 Exercises for the Beginning to Professional Pianist
Hal Leonard Pocket Music Theory: A Comprehensive and Convenient Source for All Musicians
Blues Solos for Guitar (Reh Z Prolicks Series) Book & Online Audio
Funk & Hip-Hop Drumming
Ultimate Beginner Mega Pak, Acoustic Guitar Basics Mega Pak (The Ultimate Beginner)
Latin Bass: The Essential Guide to Afro-Cuban and Brazilian Styles
Bass Fretboard Basics: Essential Scales, Theory, Bass Lines & Fingerings
Music Reading for Bass – The Complete Guide
Latin Soloing for Drumset
Jazz Chord Hanon: 70 Exercises for the Beginning to Professional Pianist
Interval studies and lead guitar technique.
Arpeggios for Bass: The Ultimate Reference Guide
Guitar reading workbook : a basic course in music notation for players of all levels
Easy Jazz Hanon: 50 Exercises for the Beginning to Intermediate Pianist
Rock Hanon: 70 Exercises for the Beginning to Professional Pianist
Pop Keyboard Concepts: Musicians Institute Master Class
Dictionary of Keyboard Grooves: The Complete Source for Loops, Patterns & Sequences in All Popular Styles
Jazz Hanon: Play-Along Edition
Salsa Hanon: Play-Along  50 Essential Exercises for Latin Piano
Blues Hanon: 50 Exercises for the Beginning to Professional Blues Pianist
Stride Hanon: 50 Exercises for the Beginning to Professional Pianist
Salsa Hanon: 50 Essential Exercises for Latin Piano
Guitar fretboard workbook
Chord Progressions for Guitar
Play Timbales Now
Play Congas Now
Solo phrasing, groove and timing for all styles, audio included.
Scott Henderson Blues Guitar Collection (Guitar Recorded Version)
The Scott Henderson Guitar Book: Authentic Guitar Transcription
Chord-Tone Soloing
Classic Rock Guitar Soloing
Liquid Legato Book/CD (Musicians Institute: Master Class)
Jazz bass improvisation : a guide to chords, scales, arpeggios & other concepts and techniques for the advancing bassist
Soloing Strategies for Guitar - BkOnline Audio
Connecting Pentatonic Patterns - The Essential Guide For All Guitarists (Book/Audio)
Connecting Pentatonic Patterns - The Essential Guide For All Guitarists (Book/Audio
Encyclopedia of Reading Rhythms
Chart Reading Workbook for Drummers
Beginning Jazz Bass How to Create Jazz Bass Lines Including Two-Feel, Walking Bass, Bossa Nova, Ballads, Fills & More!
Ray Luzier : double bass drum techniques, hand & foot coordination, drum fills and warm-up exercises
Daily Guitar Warm-Ups: Physical and Musical Exercises to Help Maximize Practice Time Book & Online Audio
No Reading Required: Metal Guitar Licks with Ken Steiger
Throttle Twister
Working the Inner Clock for Drumset
Dale Turner's Guide to Acoustic Rock Guitar: The Ultimate Dvd Guide
Chords for Bass: The Complete Guide to Understanding and Applying Chord Structures on the Bass Guitar
Hard Rock Solos: A Step-by-Step Breakdown of Lead Guitar Styles and Techniques (Signature Licks Guitar)
Guitar One Presents Fret Buzz: A Fast Fix of Musical Tidbits, Nuggets and Other Practical Information
Aerosmith (Guitar School)
Mel Bay's Improvising without Scales: (includes CD) The Intervallic Guitar System of Carl Verheyen
Rock Drumming Workbook
Blues Guitar Soloing: The Complete Guide to Blues Guitar Soloing Techniques, Concepts, and Styles (Musicians Institute Press)
Blues Rhythm Guitar Book & Online Audio(Master Class)
Ultimate Beginner Blues Guitar Basics Mega Pak: Book, CD & DVD (The Ultimate Beginner Series)
Beyond Basics: Acoustic Blues Guitar, Book & CD
Key of one, Robbie Gennet
Classic rock guitar soloing

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