• Acid for the Children: A MemoirHardcover – November...

    New York Times BestsellerA #1 LA Times BestsellerA USA Today BestsellerOne of NPR’s “Favorite Books of 2019″The iconic bassist and co-founder of the Red Hot Chili Peppers tells his fascinating origin story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you’d want from an LA street rat turned world famous rock star.In Acid for the Children, Flea takes readers on a deeply personal and revealing tour of his formative years, spanning from Australia to the New York City suburbs to, finally, Los Angeles. Through hilarious anecdotes, poetical meditations, and occasional flights of fantasy, Flea deftly chronicles the experiences that forged him as an artist, a musician, and a young man. His dreamy, jazz-inflected prose makes the Los Angeles of the 1970s and 80s come to gritty, glorious life, including the potential for fun, danger, mayhem, or inspiration that lurked around every corner. It is here that young Flea, looking to escape a turbulent home, found family in a community of musicians, artists, and junkies who also lived on the fringe. He spent most of his time partying and committing petty crimes. But it was in music where he found a higher meaning, a place to channel his frustration, loneliness, and love. This left him open to the life-changing moment when he and his best friends, soul brothers, and partners-in-mischief came up with the idea to start their own band, which became the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Acid for the Children is the debut of a stunning new literary voice, whose prose is as witty, entertaining, and wildly unpredictable as the author himself. It’s a tenderly evocative coming-of-age story and a raucous love letter to the power of music and creativity from one of the most renowned musicians of our time.

  • First 50 Songs You Should Play On Acoustic Guitar

    (Guitar Collection). If you’re new to the guitar, you are probably eager to learn some songs. This book provides a combo of tab, chords, and lyrics for the most popular songs beginning guitarists want to play on the acoustic guitar. Includes: Against the Wind * Barely Breathing * Boulevard of Broken Dreams * Champagne Supernova * Crazy Little Thing Called Love * Every Rose Has Its Thorn * Fast Car * Free Fallin’ * Hey There Delilah * Ho Hey * I Won’t Give Up * Layla * Let Her Go * Mean * One * Ring of Fire * Signs * Stairway to Heaven * Trouble * Wagon Wheel * Wish You Were Here * Yellow * Yesterday * and more.

  • Furniture Styles: Illustrated

    In this book we are going to present furniture styles starting from the beginning of civilization up to the modern era.Considering the entire development of furniture styles, we can notice two different approaches in furniture design: classical and romantic.Classicism, with its roots in ancient times, is characterized by symmetrical lines, seriousness, elegant appearance, as well as by controlled and balanced form. The best example of classical style in furniture design is baroque furniture of the seventeenth century.Romanticism, in opposite to classicism, invites with its appearance to joy, passion, humor and movement. Rococo furniture style from the eighteenth century is the best example of romantic view on house décor.Contents: Sumer, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Middle Age, Romanesque Period, Gothic, Renaissance, French Renaissance – Louis XIII, Baroque – Louis XIV, Regency, Rococo – Louis XV, Neoclassicism – Louis XVI, Directoire, The Empire, Restoration, Louis Philippe, Biedermeier, Napoleon III – Second Empire, Art Nouveau – Secession – Jugend Style, Art Deco, Bauhaus, International Style, Modern – Middle Of XX Century, Post Modern, Pop Art, Hi Tec, Memphis, Eco Design, Live Edge.

  • Georgian Jewellery 1714-1830

    • A thoroughly researched look at the jewellery of the time, offering good basic knowledge for the beginner and new facts for the expert• New and/or little-known facts about the techniques, styles and materials of the age• The only book solely on the Georgian period, and the largest ever catalogue of the diverse range of eighteenth century jewellery• Interesting portraits of characters of the period and their influence on the jewels of the time, with some contemporary gossip, outrageous cartoons and period fashion tips• Emphasis on jewellery that has been on the open market in recent years, rather than just unobtainable museum pieces Georgian Jewellery is a celebration of the style and excellence of the eighteenth century, and of the ingenuity that produced such a wealth of fabulous jewelry.Heavy academic tomes have already been written about the period, but this book examines it in a more colorful and accessible way. The book aims to show that Georgian jewelry is not only the stuff of museums and safe boxes, but that it can be worn as elegantly and fashionably today as it was 200 years ago. Much disparate information about the jewelry has been gathered together and the period is brought alive by portraits and character sketches of famous Georgians in their finery, fashion tips, gossip, and some rather outrageous cartoons of the time, as well as fascinating recently discovered facts. With information on how to identify, buy and repair pieces, this sumptuously illustrated volume contains the largest single catalogue of 18th Century jewelry.

  • Looking at Jewelry: A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques

    What is a cabochon? What are the various types of gilding? What is vermeil? This accessible book—the first of its kind—offers concise explanations of key jewelry terms. The fascination with personal adornment is universal. It is a preoccupation that is primal, instinctive, and uniquely human. Jewelry encompasses a seemingly endless number of ornaments produced across time and in all cultures. The range of materials and techniques used in its construction is extraordinary, even revolutionary, with new substances and methods of fabrication added with every generation. In any given society, master artisans have devoted their time, energy, and talent to the fine art of jewelry making, creating some of the most spectacular objects known to humankind. This volume, geared toward jewelry makers, scholars, scientists, students, and fashionistas alike, begins with a lively introduction that offers a cultural history of jewelry and its production. The main text provides information on the most common, iconic, and culturally significant forms of jewelry and also covers materials, techniques, and manufacturing processes. Containing more than eighty color illustrations, this guide will be invaluable to all those wishing to increase their understanding and enjoyment of the art of jewelry. 

  • My First Guitar: Learn To Play: Kids

    New – from Amazon #1 best-selling music author Ben Parker ! This book is the perfect introduction to the Guitar for kids of all ages ! With no sheet music to follow, kids can easily follow the clear and simple diagrams and photos to learn their first chords, play fun tunes and gain confidence playing their first guitar! * Easy to follow instructions and illustrations * Simple exercises to follow and practice * Learn at their own pace * Fun and easy songs, chords and tunes to play * Simply follow the lessons in the book and kids will be playing guitar in no time ! Check out Ben’s Amazon Author page for his other best-selling kids and adult tuition books for: Ukulele, Guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Banjo, Recorder and Harmonica !!

  • Play Guitar Today! Beginner’s Pack: Book/CD/DVD...

    (Play Today Instructional Series). Now you can get the Level 1 Book/CD Pack packaged with the corresponding DVD. It’s the perfect pack for anyone who wants to teach themselves! It covers all the basics you need to start making music.

  • Teach Yourself to Play Guitar: A Quick and Easy Introduction...

    (Guitar Educational). Teach Yourself to Play Guitar has been created specifically for the student with no music-reading background. With lesson examples presented in today’s most popular tab format, which also incorporates simple beat notation for accurate rhythm execution, Teach Yourself to Play Guitar offers the beginning guitarist not only a comprehensive introduction to essential guitar-playing fundamentals, but a quick, effective, uncomplicated and practical alternative to the multitude of traditional self-instructional method books. It also: covers power chords, barre chords, open position scales and chords (major and minor), and single-note patterns and fills; includes lesson examples and song excerpts in a variety of musical styles rock, folk, classical, country and more; familiarizes the student with fretboard organization, chord patterns, hand and finger positions, and guitar anatomy by way of easy-to-interpret diagrams, photos and illustrations; provides complete, concise explanations while keeping text to a minimum; and prepares the student for the option of further guitar instruction.

  • The Art of Cuphead

    Get transported back to the golden age of 1930s animation with an art book celebrating the acclaimed run & gun game, Cuphead!Each page of this curated collection of artwork is designed to capture the vintage look and feel of the 1930’s. Take a gander at the game’s traditional hand-drawn frame-by-frame animation. Peek at the early concepts, production work, and early ideas that went into the making of Cuphead’s characters, bosses, stages and more including never-before-seen content from the upcoming DLC! Relive the most cherished and challenging moments of Cuphead and Mugman’s adventure to reclaim their souls from The Devil, all in a way you’ve never seen before! Guided by personal insights from game directors Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, take a one-of-a-kind trip through the Inkwell Isles and discover an all-new appreciation for Cuphead’s animation style and challenging retro gameplay.Dark Horse Books and Studio MDHR are thrilled to present The Art of Cuphead! This vintage-style art extravaganza is the perfect book for fans of Cuphead!

  • The First 100 Chords for Guitar: How to Learn and Play...

    Master Essential Guitar Chords and Establish Good Habits for a Lifetime Discover how to play every essential chord on guitarUnderstand how chords work togetherBuild chord progressions and master strummingUnderstand chord theory and constructionInstantly apply and use chords to make songs The First 100 Chords for Guitarists Are you struggling to learn guitar chords?Would you like an effective way to memorize, play and combine chords to make music on the guitar?Do you want to confidently strum rhythms the right way?Do you want to build perfect practice habits that will stay with you for a lifetime? The First 100 Chords for Guitar will teach you to correctly fret, strum and combine the essential chords in music to become a better musician, quickly and easily. Here’s What You Get: A complete course, building from the first essential guitar chords to help you memorize, understand and apply chords musically.A proven practice routine that helps you build muscle memory, great technique and musical knowledge.Understanding of how to play chords the right way, and the theory of how they are constructedOne instant trick to teach your fingers how to move – subconsciously Bonus One: Learn to link chords together in a truly unique, musical way. Linking chords means practice is always fun as you explore creative ideas.Bonus Two: A complete guide to essential strumming patterns on guitar. Are you Missing Part of the Puzzle? Most guitar beginners know a few chords but few actually understand that it is quick and easy to expand that vocabulary into hundreds of chords and colors.The First 100 Chords for Guitar is not simply a cold list of chords, it’s a complete guitar method for beginners that teaches you how to practice for a lifetime of good guitar habits.From the most basic chords, right through to some rich and exciting advanced voicings, you will be guided in small friendly steps. Throughout, there is an emphasis on using the correct fingers, changing chords smoothly, building great technique and developing creativity.Test Yourself!  At the end of each chapter, the newly introduced chords are combined into real-life chord progressions. How to Practice! – Also included is a detailed ‘How to Practice’ section along with dedicated chapters on Essential Strumming Patterns and some Chord Theory. Hear it!Learning chords from paper is one thing, but once you hear how to apply them, they become music. The First 100 Chords for Guitarists contains many supporting audio examples to help you get inside the music, and quickly apply every new chord in a musical situation.Get the audio for free from our dedicated website. This book is Free on Kindle Unlimited

  • The Little Black Book of Style

    From Nina Garcia—fashion judge on Bravo’s hit Project Runway and author of Style Strategy and The One Hundred—comes her wildly popular New York Times bestseller The Little Black Book of Style. Here, in one indispensible volume, are Nina’s ultimate rules of style to help you uncover your own signature look.

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