Inside Classic Rock Tracks: Songwriting and Recording Secrets of 100 Great Songs from 1960 to the Present Day

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2001 - Music - 175 pages
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(Book). Presenting a remarkable selection of songs ranging from vintage rock 'n' roll to today's electronic dance music, this book analyzes in fine detail the writing and recording techniques behind 100 selected singles and album cuts to see exactly what makes a great track great. Whether you're a musician looking for inspiration or creative tips, or a music lover who wants to get the most from your record collection, Inside Classic Rock Tracks is a unique combination of critical appreciation and hands-on insight. Readers will 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. Analyzes music from the worlds of funk, folk rock, surf, blues, disco, country, hard rock, Britpop, R&B, reggae, psychedelic rock, punk, Motown, techno and more.
  

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Contents

Introduction
8
Epigraphs
17
George Harrison
64
Isaac Hayes
70
The
76
Led Zeppelin
82
Abba
89
The Cure
98
The Smiths
112
Prince
119
The Stone Roses
126
Gomez
155
Stoned Love
159
Appendix 1
164
Acknowledgements
174
Copyright

Simple Minds
105

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About the author (2001)

Rooksby is a guitar teacher, songwriter, and music journalist.

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