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Music, Stage & Screen Books Review

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

When you think of music, the stage or even the silver screen, you may think of great music, beautiful dancers and singers as well as actors and actresses playing a once in a lifetime role. There are many different categories to each of these choices. These include film, music, performing arts, radio, television and of course general AAS. You will find a variety for each one of these as well.

  • What sub categories are there?
  • Are there comedy books available?
  • Can I learn from these books?

These are all great questions that should be asked if you are trying to decide what type of book to get. There are sub categories to each one of these as well. In the film category, you will find subs such as biographies, business issues, criticism, theory, encyclopedias, film, tv scripts, film genres, film studies, guides and reference, history of film, production, technology and video. If you are interested in reading about the lives of actors and actresses, you can find many books that are available.

Some examples of these books are The Time of My Life, Saturday Night Peter, Look Back in Hunger, New Moon: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion: The Complete Illustrated Movie, I Am What I Am and Me Cheeta: The Autobiography. Each one of these books can offer you something different. You will also find Dear Fatty and Twilight: The Complete Illustrated Movie Companion.

When you look at the music category, there are sub categories such as encyclopedias, styles, scores, songbooks, lyrics, composers & musicians, business, digital music, guides to music, history of music, instruments, learn to play, write and record music, reference, musical theory and composition. Here you will find books such as Some Sunny Day, Guitar for Dummies, The AB Guide to Music Theory Vol 1, I am Ozzy, Moonwalk, Tunes for Ten Fingers (Piano Time) and Memoirs of a Geezer: Music, Life, Mayhem.

Radio, television and General AAS also have a few sub categories to choose from but Performing Arts has a long list to choose from. Your selection to choose from is circus, comedy, stand-up, dance, magic, musicals, opera, pageants, festivals, pantomime, plays, drama, puppetry, street theater, variety shows, cabaret, criticism, history, stagecraft and general AAS. As you can see, there is a long list that you can look at which gives you a great selection to shop from.

Is There a Variety of Authors?
You may be asking of there is a variety of authors that you can choose from. The answer to that question is a definite yes. There are authors such as Patrick Swayze, Top Gear, Ant McPartlin, Joe Brand, Peter Hook, David Mitchell, Mark Phillips, Rafael Alvarez and of course the infamous William Shakespeare. All of these authors and many more are out there for you to read.

Are There Teaching Books?
With all of the books that you have to choose from, there are many books that can teach you how to progress in your learning. One example of this is the Guitar for Dummies. This book will be able to give you the basics of the guitar so that you can learn the notes and how they are played. Another great example is The Animator’s Survival Kit: A Working Manual of Methods, Principles and Formula as well as The Way to Write Radio Drama.

Each of these books can teach you a little something about the craft you are trying to learn or maybe you are just brushing up. They can also help you if you are trying to learn something new and further your education. Whatever your reason is, there is a book that can and will interest you.

What About Others?

  • Is there a way to get other people’s opinions?
  • Who can I talk to about a book that I have read?
  • What if I have questions about other books I am interested in?
  • Are there learning books for children?

Each one of these questions is valid and understandable. If you have children that are interested in learning one of these crafts, finding a book that they can read to give them a few ideas is great. There are many books that you can get which will be able to help them get started in learning and also to understand the history of their chosen craft.

A wonderful way to be able to speak with others about the books you have read is to join in on a discussion group. You will have the opportunity to be able to talk about the books that you have read, ask questions for someone else’s opinion and to give your opinion as well. It is also the perfect opportunity to be able to ask questions about a book that you are interested in reading. Being able to get the opinion of someone that has already read the book can possibly help you decide if it is something that you would like to read before you go and purchase it.

Group discussions are a great way to make friends as well. It gives you the opportunity to be able to speak with others that you have something in common with. You can learn from each other about the books that you have read and learn about books that you have yet to read. A group discussion is the chance to have some quality time with other adults. This can become a wonderful thing if you have children and are looking for a way to have time speaking with other adults about something that interests you instead of worrying about lego’s and being a ride to the next dance.

Each of these categories can offer you something magical in the way of learning the wonder of the theater, music and the radio. They offer the opportunity to learn the history of how it all started and how you can help to continue on with the traditions. Don’t waste another moment and get your book today.