Tune into these titles about music, bands
While some of us prefer to read when we have time to relax, others may be happier chilling out with their favourite sounds. Consumers of music might crank the stereo up to some blues from the talented Stevie Ray Vaughan, others may pick up a ukulele and play their own tunes.
Our shelves will soon be bursting with brand new books about accomplished bands and solo performers including Guitar World presents Stevie Ray Vaughan. This book tells ‘the tragic and inspiring story of the legendary blues artist with personal interviews, in-depth guitar lessons and reminiscences by the artists who knew him best’.
One Direction, five lives takes readers back in the lives of the members of One Direction, giving us insight into their upbringing, relationships, romances and early performances. It also examines what it’s like for the band after their lives were changed by their success in X-Factor.
Also coming soon are four titles in the FAQ series, filling in any gaps you might have in your knowledge about your favourites musos. Keep an eye out for KISS FAQ: all that’s left to know about the hottest band in the land, Jimi Hendrix FAQ: all that’s left to know about the voodoo child, Led Zeppelin FAQ: all that’s left to know about the greatest hard rock band of all time and The Smiths FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Most Important British Band of the 1980s.
If you not only listen to music, but also play music, at any level, you might to get your hands on some new music scores in order to expand your repertoire and challenge yourself to try something new. For fans of Ed Sheeran, we have Ed Sheeran: really easy piano and Ed Sheeran Divide with notation for piano, vocals and guitar. Also for piano, vocals and guitar is The essential Leonard Cohen and The big book of blues. Hit TV & Movie Songs
includes theme songs from Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones) and The Big Band Theory) to name a few. If strings are your thing have a look at Progressive beginning ukulele or The greatest guitar songbook.
For other instruments we have Take up the clarinet, 101 popular songs for both tenor and alto sax, 101 hit songs for trumpet and for flute and Rock school drums. These titles alone should offer Horowhenua music lovers something to tune into when they next have some downtime.