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MusicTech January 2019
As another year sails off into the horizon, it’s time for us to take stock of the plethora of tech, gear, software, hardware and everything in-between that has landed on our doormat this year.

Yep, you guessed it – the time is upon us once more to decide who receives our annual Gear Of The Year Awards. This year, we’ve once again enabled readers to vote for their favourite gear online, and, combined with our editorial deliberations, we have selected the ultimate winners for each category as well as those Highly Commended runners-up.
Music Education in an Age of Virtuality and Post-Truth
This is a deliberately provocative book crossing many disciplinary boundaries and locating music and art education within a context of contemporary social and political problems in a time of growing disruption and authoritarianism. Intended firstly for music teacher educators, practicing music teachers, and graduate and undergraduate music education majors, the book also speaks to arts and media studies teachers, parents, or others interested in exploring how composing, performing, improvising, conducting, listening, dancing, teaching, learning, or engaging in music or education criticism are all political acts because fundamentally concerned with social values and thus inseparable from power and politics. 
Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass
Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer and Rush bassist Geddy Lee celebrates rock music’s thunderous, rumbly bottom end—the bass—in this unique, lavishly illustrated, full-color compendium showcasing over two hundred rare, iconic, beautiful, and sometimes eccentric bass guitars from his extensive collection.

In this luxurious keepsake volume, Geddy Lee chronicles the fascinating history of one of rock music’s foundation instruments, the bass guitar. Written with arts journalist Daniel Richler, gorgeously photographed by Richard Sibbals, and with insight from Geddy’s trusted bass tech and curator, John "Skully" McIntosh, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass profiles over two hundred classic basses from Geddy’s extensive collection.
Future Music January 2019
Although it seemingly goes against everything we stand for here at FM, we’ll admit it – you don’t need to spend thousands of pounds on new gear to make great music.

It’s 2018 after all, and plenty of musicians out there are making incredible tracks with little more than a laptop, a DAW and maybe a few bits of budget hardware. That being said, getting your hands on the right gear can make all the difference. Whether it’s an instrument to inspire a new way of working, a reliable plugin to help sort out your mixdowns, the perfect monitors for your studio, or just a DAW to suit your workflow, making sure you’re working with the best gear for you can transform your creativity.
Berklee Press The Singer-Songwriter’s Guide to Recording in the Home Studio
Record songs in your own home studio!

Today’s smart singer-songwriter needs to be able to record high quality demo recordings. Whatever your budget, living arrangement, or technological aptitude, this book will help you acquire songwriter-appropriate home studio gear and use it effectively. You will understand the key concepts about how the recording process works, and how to get the best sound possible out of whatever equipment you own and whatever style of music you produce. This book makes recording easy—so you can spend your efforts thinking about creative songwriting and performing, rather than struggling with technology.
Electronic Musician - February 2019
Electronic Musician is not merely a recording magazine but covers all aspects of music production—performance, recording, and technology, from studio to stage. EM finds the top artists and producers – as well as all the musical trendsetters – and gets them to advise, mentor, and detail their craft. Each issue gives you the tools you need to make better music, from production to performance. Plus tips and techniques, gear reviews, and insights from today’s top artists.

Loudspeakers : For Music Recording and Reproduction Second Edition
Loudspeakers: For Music Recording and Reproduction, Second Edition is a comprehensive guide, offering the tools and understanding needed to cut out the guesswork from loudspeaker choice and set-up.

Philip Newell and Keith Holland, with the assistance of Sergio Castro and Julius Newell, combine their years of experience in the design, application, and use of loudspeakers to cover a range of topics from drivers, cabinets, and crossovers, to amplifiers, cables, and surround sound. Whether using loudspeakers in a recording studio, mastering facility, broadcasting studio, film post-production facility, home, or musician’s studio, or if you simply aspire to improve your music-production system this book will help you make the right decisions.
Functional Voice Skills for Music Therapists
This thorough and informative book is designed to guide music therapy students, young clinicians, and educators in techniques for developing a rich, varied, engaging, and healthy clinical voice for use in music therapy practice. Because the voice is so individual and unique, the material leads each music therapist on a very personal journey of exploration and discovery. Through practical information and exercises, readers will learn how to make the most of their own authentic voice, while maintaining good vocal health. It is the enhancement of each therapist’s authentic voice that is the aim of this guide. However, within each real and authentic voice there are unexamined and unexplored depths which can be enhanced through knowledge, practice, and reflection. The therapist’s authentic voice then becomes a valuable tool in which the client can find assurances of trust, empathy, and hope.
An Easy Introduction to Music Theory: Part 2
"An Easy Introduction to Music Theory," Parts 1 and 2, were written to be a very easy, step-by-step introduction to music theory for any reader.

The books assume no prior background in music!

In Part 2, we begin with compound meter and end with harmonizing melodies.
An Easy Introduction to Music Theory: Part 1
"An Easy Introduction to Music Theory," Parts 1 and 2, were written to be a very easy, step-by-step introduction to music theory for any reader.

The books assume no prior background in music!