Tune into th­ese ti­tles about mu­sic, bands

Horowhenua Chronicle - - NEWS - By JOANNE DIL­LON (JD) Lit­er­acy and Learn­ing Pro­grammes Li­brar­ian

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.

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