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Music as a profession. Vocational guidance

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  • Access All Areasby Trev Wilkins

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 34.95

    From the paperwork to the practical aspects, Access All Areas gives you an excellent insight into the live music and touring industry. Drawing on a vast range of real-world experiences Wilkins provides you with the key technical aspects of gigging and touring in an easily understood manner. Whether you are performing in a church, club or concert hall,... more...

  • The Mobile DJ Handbookby Stacy Zemon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 28.95

    The Mobile DJ Handbook, Second Edition continues to be an excellent guide for novice and experienced DJs looking to build a successful career as the owner-operator of a mobile disc jockey service. Complete with practical tips, expert advice, and creative strategies, this book serves as the perfect guide on how to market and sell your services as well... more...

  • Musicians from a Different Shoreby Mari Yoshihara

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 27.95

    In the first book to account for the growing prominence of Asians in the world of Western classical music, Mari Yoshihara grapples with the significance of this trend. This is a book about the about the origins of a social and cultural phenomenon, but it is also about the lives and work of individual musicians devoted to their art. more...

  • Psychology for Musiciansby Andreas C. Lehmann; John A. Sloboda; Robert H. Woody

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 21.99 US$ 18.91

    What is it that accounts for the differences between musical beginners, advanced music makers, and world class performers? Virtually everyone likes music and has the capacity to be musical in some way (despite what some may say about themselves). Yet far fewer people come to be so involved with it that they identify themselves as musicians, and fewer... more...

  • Unions and Class Transformationby Catherine P. Mulder

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    How can unions move from a defensive strategy to one of class transformation? Mulder demonstrates how the current union strategies of class blindness lead to weak and often unintended results. Unions, she argues, do not use their collective power for class transformation and union commentators/critics do not theorize about unions as possible agents... more...

  • To a Young Jazz Musicianby Wynton Marsalis; Selwyn Seyfu Hinds

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 12.95

    In To a Young Jazz Musician, the renowned jazz musician and Pulitzer Prize?winning composer Wynton Marsalis gives us an invaluable guide to making good music?and to leading a good life. Writing from the road ?between the bus ride, the sound check, and the gig,? Marsalis passes on wisdom gained from experience, addressed to a young musician coming... more...

  • Jam! Amp Your Team, Rock Your Businessby Jeff Carlisi; Dan Lipson

    Wiley 2009; US$ 24.95 US$ 17.46

    Praise for JAM! "Breaking into the music business is difficult at best; sustaining success even more so. Jeff Carlisi is both a musician and a businessman, and he and Dan Lipson have penned an entertaining and extremely useful book. Read JAM!, and you should be blowing your competition off the stage in no time." —Terry Stewart, president and... more...

  • Band Aideby John B. Taylor; Angela Taylor

    Personhood Press 2005; US$ 10.00

    This question-and-answer, no-holds-barred discussion of the intricacies of making a living as a professional musician gives frank advice regarding professional and personal aspects for a band's success and survival. An extensive range of industry topics are covered, including how to find and hire musicians, lay down gig and rehearsal rules, find booking... more...

  • The Biology of Musical Performance and Performance-Related Injuryby Alan H. D. Watson

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 64.99

    The Biology of Musical Performance and Performance-Related Injury presents accurate information on the biological principles and physical processes that underlie the craft of musical performance. It explains concepts and techniques without assuming prior scientific knowledge, providing relevance to both musicians and health professionals who treat... more...

  • Career Opportunities in the Music Industryby Shelly Field

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 59.40

    Offers information on more than 90 specific jobs, including job duties, salary ranges, skill and education requirements, helpful organizations, tips for entry, and much more. This book includes salary ranges and employment opportunities, as well as comprehensive appendixes of organizations, periodicals, associations, schools, and resources. more...