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    • How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition

    • By: Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert Greenberg
    • Length: 36 hrs and 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,361
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      5 out of 5 stars 2,156
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,113

    Great music is a language unto its own, a means of communication of unmatched beauty and genius. And it has an undeniable power to move us in ways that enrich our lives-provided it is understood.If you have ever longed to appreciate great concert music, to learn its glorious language and share in its sublime pleasures, the way is now open to you, through this series of 48 wonderful lectures designed to make music accessible to everyone who yearns to know it, regardless of prior training or knowledge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Beginning to a Delinquent Education

    • By Ark1836 on 06-18-15

    Regular price: $59.95

    • The Dirt

    • Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band
    • By: Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, and others
    • Narrated by: Sebastian York, Roger Wayne, Fred Berman, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 277
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      5 out of 5 stars 252
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      5 out of 5 stars 250

    Celebrate over 30 years of the world's most notorious rock band with the audiobook edition of The Dirt - the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred autobiography of Mötley Crüe. Fans have gotten glimpses into the band's crazy world of backstage scandals, celebrity love affairs, roller-coaster drug addictions, and immortal music in Mötley Crüe books like Tommyland and The Heroin Diaries, but now the full spectrum of sin and success by Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars is an open book in The Dirt

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 1000x more detail than the movie

    • By C. K. Lyons on 06-27-19

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Wild Heart of Stevie Nicks

    • By: Rob Sheffield
    • Narrated by: Rob Sheffield
    • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,213
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      4 out of 5 stars 3,811
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      4 out of 5 stars 3,804

    Grab your lace shawl and top hat and get ready to twirl—this is a full-throttle appreciation of the life and voice of Stevie Nicks from one of rock criticism’s most celebrated writers.   

    Best-selling author and Rolling Stone columnist Rob Sheffield explores the music and artistry of the rock goddess who has kept generations of music lovers totally bewitched and spellbound, with such classic rock hits as "Rhiannon" and "Gypsy".

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • As much Fleetwood Mac as Stevie

    • By Michael W. Travis on 05-05-19

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Songs of America

    • Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation
    • By: Jon Meacham, Tim McGraw
    • Narrated by: Jon Meacham, Tim McGraw
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    From “The Star-Spangled Banner” to “Born in the USA”, Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw take listeners on a moving and insightful journey through eras in American history and the songs and performers that inspired us. Meacham chronicles our history, exploring the stories behind the songs, and Tim McGraw reflects on them as an artist and performer. Their perspectives combine to create a unique view of the role music has played in uniting and shaping a nation. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book & Storytelling, Wish Songs Were Sung

    • By Caitlin Rabideau on 06-13-19

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Beastie Boys Book

    • By: Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz
    • Narrated by: Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, various
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4,273
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,963
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,938

    A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, an audiobook as unique as the band itself. Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band. Adam “ADROCK” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond offer revealing and very funny accounts of their transition from teenage punks to budding rappers. For more than 30 years, this band has had an inescapable and indelible influence on popular culture.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • License to Listen - The Illest Communication

    • By J. Combs on 12-12-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Hamilton

    • The Revolution
    • By: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter
    • Narrated by: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter, Mariska Hargitay
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,414
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,070
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,059

    Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical, Hamilton, is as revolutionary as its subject: the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims our country's origins for a diverse new generation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love the idea of the book, get it in print.

    • By Adam Shields on 04-13-16

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Symphonies of Beethoven

    • By: Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert Greenberg
    • Length: 24 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 301
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 276
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 272

    Ludwig van Beethoven is justifiably acclaimed as one of the most revered composers in the history of Western music-a genius once characterized as a "Titan, wrestling with the gods." There is no better way for you to understand the full impact of that description than to not only listen to all nine of his magnificent symphonies, but to do so with a full understanding of what this great composer was saying and the circumstances that drove him up to and beyond what had once been considered the limits of musical expression.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Course with a Great Caveat

    • By Eloquent on 01-13-14

    Regular price: $52.95

    • Original Gangstas

    • The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap
    • By: Ben Westhoff
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 392
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 370

    Amid rising gang violence, the crack epidemic, and police brutality, a group of unlikely voices cut through the chaos of late 1980s Los Angeles: N.W.A. Led by a drug dealer, a glammed-up producer, and a high school kid, N.W.A. gave voice to disenfranchised African Americans across the country. And they quickly redefined pop culture across the world. Their names remain as popular as ever: Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, and Ice Cube. Dre soon joined forces with Suge Knight to create the combustible Death Row Records.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Informative and well told

    • By guyzilla on 02-19-17
    • The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap
    • By: Ben Westhoff
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 09-15-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 392 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Symphony

    • By: Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert Greenberg
    • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    From its humble beginnings in the 17th-century Along the way, it has embraced nearly every trend to be found in Western concert music.In this series of twenty-four 45-minute lectures, Professor Greenberg guides you on a survey of the symphony.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Super Survey of Symphonies

    • By Richard Gunter on 07-02-15

    Regular price: $41.95

    • How to Make It in the New Music Business

    • Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician
    • By: Ari Herstand
    • Narrated by: Ari Herstand, Derek Sivers
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 395
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 371
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 368

    In the last decade, no industry has been through as much upheaval and turmoil as the music industry. If you're looking for quick fame and instant success, you're in the wrong field. It's now a democratic DIY business, and any guide to success in these new waters must be told by someone who's already survived them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic! could not stop listening.

    • By Anonymous User on 08-14-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Hit Makers

    • The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction
    • By: Derek Thompson
    • Narrated by: Derek Thompson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,422
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,276
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,272

    Nothing "goes viral". If you think a popular movie, song, or app came out of nowhere to become a word-of-mouth success in today's crowded media environment, you're missing the real story. Each blockbuster has a secret history - of power, influence, dark broadcasters, and passionate cults that turn some new products into cultural phenomena. In his groundbreaking investigation, Atlantic senior editor Derek Thompson uncovers the hidden psychology of why we like what we like.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A lot more interesting than I expected...

    • By Mr on 04-22-17
    • The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction
    • By: Derek Thompson
    • Narrated by: Derek Thompson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 02-07-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,422 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Great American Music: Broadway Musicals

    • By: Bill Messenger, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Bill Messenger
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 436
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 397
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 391

    Rodgers and Hart. George and Ira Gershwin. Cole Porter. Lerner and Loewe. For most people who've grown up with and shared America's musical heritage, great songs open the floodgates to memories and feelings. Perhaps nowhere is this more profound than in the world of Broadway musicals, with their iconic melodies and memorable lyrics.Revisit the standards, originally written for the stage, that have both delighted and helped mend the broken hearts of Americans for decades.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • mostly pre 1950 Broadway

    • By Jb on 07-08-16

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Addiction Formula

    • A Holistic Approach to Writing Captivating, Memorable Hit Songs. With 317 Proven Commercial Techniques & 331 Examples
    • By: Friedemann Findeisen
    • Narrated by: Friedemann Findeisen
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 158

    Discover the songwriting technique used in 97% of all hit songs. Music is a tough industry to break into. With production gear being affordable for the first time in history, it seems like everyone is making music these days. Getting noticed in the continuous stream of information that is the Internet seems almost impossible. But: There is a technique designed specifically to captivate and hook an audience and with The Addiction Formula, you can learn it in a couple of hours.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I’m a successful producer for Sony, and this STILL upped my game.

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-09-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • More Fun in the New World

    • The Unmaking and Legacy of L.A. Punk
    • By: John Doe, Tom Desavia
    • Narrated by: John Doe, Tom Desavia, Various
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 23
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      5 out of 5 stars 22
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      5 out of 5 stars 22

    Picking up where Under the Big Black Sun left off, More Fun in the New World explores the years 1982 to 1987, covering the dizzying pinnacle of LA's punk rock movement as its stars took to the national - and often international - stage. Detailing the eventual splintering of punk into various sub-genres, the second volume of John Doe and Tom DeSavia's west coast punk history portrays the rich cultural diversity of the movement and its characters, the legacy of the scene, how it affected other art forms, and ultimately influenced mainstream pop culture.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inclusive look at the L.A. music scene

    • By Brenda on 06-08-19

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Elton John

    • The Biography
    • By: David Buckley
    • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
    • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    Elton John is as much loved for his outrageous personality and witty outspokenness as for his music. Such shamelessness and sheer silliness rivals anything uttered by punk rockers, yet it is so typically Elton: honest and intemperate. Tragedy and heartbreak have played a large part in his life. Behind the parties, the hedonism, the lavish stage costumes, and silly glasses lies a more somber story. Between disputes with managers, legal wranglings, public breakups, and divorce, John has been faced with serious health problems and drug addictions.

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)

    • A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc.
    • By: Jeff Tweedy
    • Narrated by: Jeff Tweedy
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 940
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 859
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 852

    Few bands have inspired as much devotion as the Chicago rock band Wilco, and it's thanks, in large part, to the band's singer, songwriter, and guiding light: Jeff Tweedy. But while his songs and music have been endlessly discussed and analyzed, Jeff has rarely talked so directly about himself, his life, and his artistic process. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A best book of the year

    • By jdukuray on 11-30-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Music Theory: from Absolute Beginner to Expert

    • The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding and Learning Music Theory Effortlessly
    • By: Nicolas Carter
    • Narrated by: Bryan Howard
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 155

    Have you ever been put off by music theory or thought that is too hard to learn? If the answer is yes, then this book is the answer for you. It covers everything that anyone who plays (or wants to play) music, and wishes to become better as a musician, should know. This is the most comprehensive book on music theory that you can find today. Not only that, but this book is written in a way that is really easy to follow, understand and internalize all the concepts explained.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • To those who are upset about the missing pdf

    • By Brandon Browning on 05-01-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works

    • By: Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert Greenberg
    • Length: 24 hrs and 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 945
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 926

    Over the centuries, orchestral music has given us a category of works that stand apart as transcendent expressions of the human spirit. What are these "greatest of the greats"? Find out in these 32 richly detailed lectures that take you on a sumptuous grand tour of the symphonic pieces that continue to live at the center of our musical culture.These 30 masterworks form an essential foundation for any music collection and a focal point for understanding the orchestral medium and deepening your insight into the communicative power of music.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If they cut off both hands, I will compose music..

    • By Kristi R. on 02-01-15

    Regular price: $52.95

    • Under the Big Black Sun

    • A Personal History of L.A. Punk
    • By: John Doe, Tom Desavia
    • Narrated by: Exene Cervenka, Henry Rollins, full cast
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 515
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 469
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 466

    Under the Big Black Sun explores the nascent Los Angeles punk rock movement and its evolution to hardcore punk as it's never been told before. Authors John Doe and Tom DeSavia have woven together an enthralling story of the legendary West Coast scene from 1977 to 1982 by enlisting the voices of people who were there. The book shares chapter-length tales from the authors along with personal essays from famous (and infamous) players in the scene.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A love song to the early punk days in LA.

    • By Brenda on 07-09-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • How Music and Mathematics Relate

    • By: David Kung, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: David Kung
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Great minds have long sought to understand the relationship between music and mathematics. Both involve patterns, structures, and relationships. Both generate ideas of great beauty and elegance. Music is a fertile testing ground for mathematical principles, while mathematics explains the sounds instruments make and how composers put those sounds together. Understanding the connections between music and mathematics helps you appreciate both, even if you have no special ability in either field....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding job of relating Music & Math. A+

    • By Daniel Patrick on 04-29-19

    Regular price: $14.95

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