Whether you're set on learning a musical group's entire back catalog or simply want to learn more about your favorite band's history, Backbeat Books offers an extensive range of lesson guides, special interest biographies and even sheet music to inspire you as both a musician and a music lover. Founded in 1991, Backbeat Book's diverse range of readings has been growing ever since. Just take a look through this section and you can clearly see how passionate Backbeat Books is about covering all areas of popular music and beyond.
From The Eagles and Carlos Santana to The Beatles, Rush and even '70s glam rock icons like David Bowie and Iggy Pop, we could go on and on about how many artists are covered throughout Backbeat Book's selection. You'll even find a book and CD package to help you better your songwriting. A top-rated item, "Melody - How to Write Great Tunes" teaches you the art of melody and how to write songs that are powerful and effective. Covering rhythm, intervals, scales and harmony, this book is ideal for any musician who wants to improve their songwriting craft.
Or maybe you're looking to take a break from honing your skills and want to read some great stories about your biggest influences - if so, you'll find more than enough compelling bios, anecdotes and reference materials from Backbeat Books. For example, the "Studio Stories - How the Great New Records Were Made: From Miles to Donnas, Sinatra to the Ramones" is jam-packed full of amusing tales that will keep you immersed for hours. After all, nothing can motivate you more as a musician than reading about your favorite bands, and the stories in this book are all first-person accounts of how some of the greatest artists of all time created their masterpieces.
Along with these two books, you'll even find guides on how to read and write music, the history of American basses and even a fiddle handbook. Whatever catches your eye, you'll be blown away by the incredible depth and research that goes into everything Backbeat Books offers.