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Musicians Insitute Library

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The Musicians Institute Library serves students and faculty within the Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music Los Angeles.

By Request Popular eBooks & Audio Books

Warm-ups before singing The Handbook  by Benedikt Lorse
Care of the Professional Voice A Guide to Voice Management for Singers, Actors and Professional Voice Users by D Garfield Davies  Anthony F Jahn
The Real Vocal Book--Volume IV Low Voice by Hal Leonard Corp.
Jazz Vocal Improvision by Mili Bermejo
Jazz Guitar Chord System (Music Instruction) by Scott Henderson
Songwriting Strategies A 360-Degree Approach  by Mark Simos
Thinking in Jazz The Infinite Art of Improvisation Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology by Paul Berliner
So You Want to Sing a Cappella A Guide for Performers  So You Want to Sing  by Deke Sharon  Dan Ponce
101 Upright Bass Tips Stuff All the Pros Know and Use by Andy McKee
JBL Audio Engineering for Sound Reinforcement by John M. Eargle  Chris Foreman
So You Want to Sing Barbershop A Guide for Performers So You Want to Sing by Diane M. Clark  Billy J. Biffle
Principles of Orchestration by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Arranging for Horns by Jerry Gates
The Real Bebop Book C Edition by Hal Leonard Corp.
Your Singing Voice Contemporary Techniques, Expression, and Spirit by Jeannie Gagne
The Real Blues Book (Songbook) C Instruments by Hal Leonard Corp.
Summary of the War of Art by Steven Pressfield  by . Instaread
The Real R&B Book C Instruments by Hal Leonard Corp.
Ray Luzier's Double Bass Drum Technique by Ray Luzier
The Artist's Way A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron
The Cymbal Book by Hugo Pinksterboer
The Rise Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery by Sarah Lewis
Free Play Improvisation in Life and Art by Stephen Nachmanovitch
John Lennon The Life by Philip Norman
Inside Out A Personal History of Pink Floyd  by Nick Mason Philip Dodd
Hamilton Songbook Strum & Sing Guitar by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Dear Evan Hansen Songbook by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Waitress Songbook The Irresistible New Broadway Musical by Sara Bareilles
Hairspray (Songbook) Piano/Vocal Selections by Marc Shaiman  Scott Wittman
Listen to This Miles Davis and Bitches Brew American Made Music by Victor Svorinich
The Jazz Theory Book by SHER Music  Mark Levine
Drummer's Guide to Odd Meters A Comprehensive Source for Playing Drums in Odd Time Signatures by Ed Roscetti
Producing Country The Inside Story of the Great Recordings by Michael Jarrett
The Art of Noise Conversations with Great Songwriters by Daniel Rachel
Designing Brand Identity An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team by Alina Wheeler
Tour: Smart And Break the Band by Martin Atkins
The Latin Bass Book by SHER Music and Chuck Sher
Miles Davis Omnibook For Bass Clef Instruments by Miles Davis
Miles Davis The Complete Illustrated History by Sonny Rollins  Bill Cosby
Anatomy of the Voice An Illustrated Guide for Singers, Vocal Coaches, and Speech Therapists by Theodore Dimon Jr  G. David Brown
Funk The Music, The People, and The Rhythm of The One by Rickey Vincent  George Clinton
Sound Man A Life Recording Hits with The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles , Eric Clapton, The Faces . . . by Glyn Johns
Five Star Music Makeover The Independent Artist's Guide for Singers, Songwriters, Bands, Producers, and Self-Publishers by Coreen Sheehan Anika Paris
Essential Guide to Songwriting, Producing & Recording by Darryl Swann
Writing Better Lyrics by Pat Pattison
Country Music An Illustrated History by Dayton Duncan  Ken Burns
The Music Industry Handbook Media Practice  by Paul Rutter
Side Hustle From Idea to Income in 27 Days by Chris Guillebeau
The Drum Handbook Buying, Maintaining and Getting the Best from Your Drum Kit by Geoff Nicholls
Guitar Fretboard Workbook (Music Instruction) A Complete System for Understanding the Fretboard For Acoustic or Electric Guitar by Barrett Tagliarino
The Bassist's Bible How to Play Every Bass Style from Afro-Cuban to Zydeco by Tim Boomer  Mick Berry
Drum Kit Secrets 52 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Drummer by Matt Dean
Guitar Gods The 25 Players Who Made Rock History by Bob Gulla
Clapton The Autobiography by Eric Clapton
The Real Latin Book For C Instruments by Hal Leonard Corp.
Bass Playing Techniques (Music Instruction) The Complete Guide by Alexis Sklarevski
Respect The Life of Aretha Franklin by David Ritz
Blues Legacies and Black Feminism Gertrude Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday by Angela Y. Davis
On Highway 61 Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom by Dennis McNally
Miles The Autobiography by Miles Davis and  Quincy Troupe
Can't Stop Won't Stop A History of the Hip-Hop Generation by Jeff Chang  Mirron Willis
Charlie Parker--Omnibook For C Instruments by Charlie Parker
Creative Quest by Questlove
So You Want to Sing Spirituals A Guide for Performers So You Want to Sing by Randye Jones
Music A Subversive History  by Ted Gioia
This Business of Concert Promotion and Touring A Practical Guide to Creating, Selling, Organizing, and Staging Concerts by Ray D. Waddell  Rich Barnet
The Drummer's Bible How to Play Every Drum Style from Afro-Cuban to Zydeco by Mick Berry and Jason Gianni
Composing for the Cinema The Theory and Praxis of Music in Film by Ennio Morricone  Sergio Miceli
How to Get a Job in the Music Industry by Keith Hatschek and Breanne Beseda
Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound by David Lewis Yewdall
The Course of Mexican Music by Janet Sturman
Janis Her Life and Music  by Holly George-Warren
Here, There and Everywhere My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles  by Geoff Emerick Howard Massey
Musicophilia Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks  John Lee
The Essential Black Sabbath (Songbook) Easy Guitar with Riffs and Solos  by Black Sabbath
How to Rap The Art and Science of the Hip-Hop MC by Paul Edwards Kool G Rap

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Faculty Authored Materials

Dale Turner's Guide to Acoustic Rock Guitar: The Ultimate Dvd Guide
Jazz Chord Hanon: 70 Exercises for the Beginning to Professional Pianist
Jazz bass improvisation : a guide to chords, scales, arpeggios & other concepts and techniques for the advancing bassist
Keyboard Voicings: The Complete Guide
Play Piano Better Now: A Guided Approach to Understanding and Mastering Technical Challenges at the Piano By Mark Koval
Advanced guitar soloing : the professional guide to improvisation
Harmony Vocals: The Essential Guide by Mike Campbell, Tracee Lewis
Essential Drumset Fills: the Component Rhythm System
Blues Hanon: 50 Exercises for the Beginning to Professional Blues Pianist
Bass Blueprints: Creating Bass Lines from Chord Symbols
Jazz Guitar Chord System (Acoustic Guitar Magazine's Private Lessons)
Double Bass Drumming
Latin Bass: The Essential Guide to Afro-Cuban and Brazilian Styles
Intros, Endings and Turnarounds for Guitar: Essential Phrases for All Styles Book & Online Audio (Guitar Educational)
Funk & Hip-Hop Drumming
Blues Guitar Soloing: The Complete Guide to Blues Guitar Soloing Techniques, Concepts, and Styles (Musicians Institute Press)
Grooves for Electric Bass: Essential Patterns and Bass Lines for All Styles
Five Star Music Makeover: The Independent Artist's Guide for Singers, Songwriters, Bands, Producers, and Self-Publishers
Rock Drumming Workbook
Country guitar : a guide to playing modern & traditional electric country lead guitar
Groove Mastery: The Bassist's Guide to Time, Feel, and Rhythm
Guitar One Presents Studio City: Professional Session Recording for Guitarists
Connecting Pentatonic Patterns - The Essential Guide For All Guitarists (Book/Audio
The Art of Walking Bass: A Method for Acoustic or Electric Bass
Soloing Strategies for Guitar - BkOnline Audio
Brazilian Coordination for Drumset
Hard Rock Solos: A Step-by-Step Breakdown of Lead Guitar Styles and Techniques (Signature Licks Guitar)
Classic rock guitar soloing
Play Cajon Now: The Basics And Beyond
Working the Inner Clock for Drumset
Ultimate Beginner Blues Guitar Basics Mega Pak: Book, CD & DVD (The Ultimate Beginner Series)
Scott Henderson Blues Guitar Collection (Guitar Recorded Version)
Jazz Piano: A Complete Guide to Jazz Theory and Improvisation
Afro-Cuban Coordination for Drumset
Bass Playing Techniques: The Complete Guide
Ultimate Play-Along Guitar Trax Blues: Book & CD
Amazing Phrasing Guitar Bk/Online Audio
Mel Bay's Improvising without Scales: (includes CD) The Intervallic Guitar System of Carl Verheyen
Liquid Legato Book/CD (Musicians Institute: Master Class)
Michael Anderson's little black book of songwriting : a practical guide for sogwriters.
Play Bongos And Hand Percussion Now
Beyond Basics: Acoustic Blues Guitar, Book & CD
Progressive Rock Bass: A Guide to Developing Progressive Concepts & Techniques
Funk Keyboards – The Complete Method: A Contemporary Guide to Chords, Rhythms, and Licks
MI Hip-Hop Keyboard The Complete Guide
Shred Guitar: A Guide to Extreme Rock and Metal Lead Techniques
The Guitar Lick-tionary
Blues drumming
Modes for Guitar (Private Lessons) (Musicians Institute: Private Lessons)
Harmonic minor, melodic minor, and diminished scales for guitar : for all styles, with theory, modal applications and typical chord progressions
Chord-tone soloing : a guitarist's guide to melodic improvising in any style
Essential rock drumming concepts
Blues Solos for Guitar (Reh Z Prolicks Series) Book & Online Audio
Guitar Soloing: The Contemporary Guide to Improvisation (CD Included)
Pop Rock Keyboards: The Complete Guide
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
Ultimate Beginner Mega Pak, Acoustic Guitar Basics Mega Pak (The Ultimate Beginner)
Bass Fretboard Basics: Essential Scales, Theory, Bass Lines & Fingerings
Music Reading for Bass – The Complete Guide
Latin Soloing for Drumset
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
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.
The Scott Henderson Guitar Book: Authentic Guitar Transcription
Chord-Tone Soloing
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
Chords for Bass: The Complete Guide to Understanding and Applying Chord Structures on the Bass Guitar
Guitar One Presents Fret Buzz: A Fast Fix of Musical Tidbits, Nuggets and Other Practical Information
Aerosmith (Guitar School)
Blues Rhythm Guitar Book & Online Audio(Master Class)

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