Thursday, September 20, 2007

Music mags, tabs, midi and more

Reading about music sounds weird in a way,
but we remain fascinated with those who create, record and perform music
of all types.

Magazines available at the library for musicians and those who wannabe include:

Guitar Player
Rolling Stone

A few titles about rock history:
Rolling Stone: the illustrated portraits which includes interviews with the subjects and the artists accompany an assortment of portrait paintings, caricatures, and drawings of Bob Dylan, Kurt Cobain, Patty Hearst, and other notable figures who have graced the pages of Rolling Stone.

The Best of Rolling Stone: 25 years of journalism on the edge A twenty-fifth anniversary collection features some of the most influential articles from the magazine that redefined journalism, with works by Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson, Chet Flippo, Ellen Hopkins, and others.

Trouble Girls: the Rolling Stone book of women in rock Essays by leading music critics look at the most important female rock musicians, singers, and groups, with profiles of Bonnie Raitt, Carol King, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Madonna, and many others plus stunning close-up portrait photographs,chronicle the role and history of women in rock music

The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll Compiles discographies, personnel changes, biographical information, and reviews of rock, hip-hop, electronica, and pop musicians

Ready to make your own music?--Try some of these sites:

MIDI 101 by Tweakheadz Lab
Chordie Guitar Tabs
How to play drums