How To Start A Band, Book Gigs, And Get Rolling To Rock Stardom
Workman Publishing Company
On Sale: June 4, 2009
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Non-Fiction | Young Adult
From greats like Patti Smith and Joan Jett to
legends-in-the-making like Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato,
girls want to rock. They want to start bands, write songs,
get up on stage, and kick out the jams. Here's the book to
teach them how. Written by an obsessive music lover who's
spent her life playing, performing, publicizing, and writing
about rock 'n' roll, The Girls' Guide To Rocking is a
hip, inspirational guide for rad girls who want to make
their rock dreams come true.
It's everything a
rocking girl needs to know: how to choose the right
instrument for you, where to shop for instruments and where
to avoid. How to get your band together and keep it
together—tips on playing in a band with your friends and
staying friends. How to turn your bedroom into a soundproof
practice space. Giving your band the right name, plus a
cautionary glossary of overused words (Wolf, Star, Crystal,
Earth, etc.). How to set-up and promote your own shows. The
freedom of going solo, and how to handle performing alone in
the spotlight. Songwriting tips, with eight prompts to get
the lyrics flowing. The ins and outs of recording, whether
at home or in a studio. Taking care of business: publicizing
your band, making T-shirts, legalese and the creative
personality, and the four signs that say "time to hire a
manager"—in other words, you've arrived.
girls-in-rock timeline, essential listening lists, and
quotes from the greats: Nina Simone, Hayley Williams, Gwen
Stefani, Carrie Brownstein, Amy Lee, Kim Gordon, and more.
Now get out there and rule the world.
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