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Inside Classic Rock Tracks

By Rikky Rooksby

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Format: Paperback / softback, 175 pages
Other Information: illustrations
Published In: United States, 11 October 2001
Presenting a remarkable selection of songs ranging from vintage rock 'n' roll to today's electronic dance music, this book analyses in fine detail the musical structure, arrangement, production, and mix of over 100 recordings. Readers discover exactly how different sounds within songs are achieved, and the various ways engineers throughout the history of popular music have arranged and recorded them. Key moments in each song are highlighted, pinpointing noteworthy and distinctive sounds. Especially inspiring for musicians, this book reveals precisely how specific instruments, engineering methods, tones, and combinations of sonics come together to create each recording's unique, overall effect. Inside Classic Rock Tracks analyses music from the worlds of funk, folk rock, surf, blues, disco, country, hard rock, Britpop, R&B, reggae, psychedelic rock, punk, Motown, techno, and much more.

About the Author

Rikky Rooksby has written various guides to the songwriting of artists ranging from Dire Straits to Fleetwood Mac, Madonna and Bob Dylan, as well as numerous how-to books for guitar players, including How to Write Songs on Guitar. A guitar columnist for Making Music, Rooksby has written features, interviews, reviews, and music transcriptions for such magazines as Guitar Techniques, Bassist, The Band. Music Collector, Encore and Sound On Sound.

EAN: 9780879306540
ISBN: 0879306548
Publisher: Backbeat Books
Dimensions: 23.34 x 18.57 x 1.37 centimetres (0.39 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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