Reccomend me a book

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by wildsponge, Nov 20, 2004.

  1. wildsponge


    Oct 21, 2004
    Novato, CA
    I know it's the wrong forum, but I need a quick answer. Sorry and Thanks.

    I need to pick a book to read for school and it can be pretty much anything. I'm thinking something along the lines of the history of the electric guitar. The only book that seems to be 200 pages or more is The Electric Guitar: A History of an American Icon by Andre and A.J. Millard. It's pretty pricy but I was wondering if it's worth it. Has anyone read this? If not, what other book would you reccomend that is similar to this? THX
  2. hieronymous


    Nov 28, 2002
    Northern CA
    You could try Instruments of Desire: The Electric Guitar and the Shaping of Musical Experience, by Steve Waksman. It may be somewhat academic, but it's an interesting read nonetheless. Might be a bit long, but there's sections on Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, etc.

    There's a write-up of it here.

    Good luck and have fun!
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  4. Read the Jaco Biog - that'll put hairs on your chest, and open your eyes - it's by Bill Milkowski by the way.
  5. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    "Green Eggs & Ham." :smug:
  6. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    Or, continuing on the musician biography theme, Scars of Sweet Paradise: The Life and Times of Janis Joplin by Alice Echols is quite excellent, and gives you pretty good picture about what was going on during the 60's in general too.
  7. DaBassman


    Mar 25, 2002
    Oneonta, NY
    Beneath the Underdog, by Charles Mingus
  8. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy! Great great series, not too long either.

  9. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Stranger in a Strange Land
    Robert Heinlein

    but you won't read it ...

    You are a bass player, you are to obstinate to read this book ...
  10. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    A Brief History of Time ~ Hawking
  11. Read Effortless Mastery, by Kenny Werner. :)
  12. Inner game of music- Barry green with W.Timothy gallwey
  13. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    I always enjoyed:

    Harold's Purple Crayon.