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The Girls' Guide to Rocking

How To Start A Band, Book Gigs, And Get Rolling To Rock Stardom

By Jessica Hopper

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.

Includes a 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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Book

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9780761151418


Format: Book
Author: Hopper, Jessica
Summary: "Everything you need to know to turn your love of music--and desire to play it--into something real"--P. [4] of cover.
Title: The girls' guide to rocking : how to start a band, book gigs, and get rolling to rock stardom / Jessica Hopper.
Publisher Date: New York : Workman Pub., c2009.
Subject: Rock groups -- Teen literature. Women rock musicians -- Teen literature. Vocational guidance -- Teen literature
Isbn: 9780761151418 (pbk.) 0761151419 (pbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: PER ART Music Hop
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Bib Id: 355671

Format: Book
Author: Hopper, Jessica
Summary: "Everything you need to know to turn your love of music--and desire to play it--into something real"--P. [4] of cover.
Title: The girls' guide to rocking : how to start a band, book gigs, and get rolling to rock stardom / Jessica Hopper.
Publisher, Date: New York : Workman Pub., c2009.
Description: ix, 229 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Rock groups -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Women rock musicians -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Vocational guidance -- Teen literature
Notes: Includes discography (p. 206-211) and filmography (p. 212-215).
Contents: Let's get ready to rock. Take it from the top ; Play what your mama gave ya ; FIY (Find it yourself) : guitars, drums, amps ; Picking the right instrument ; Proper care and feeding ; Guitars, all kinds! ; Pedals ; Keys open doors : keyboards in a nutshell ; Your voice ; Hot for teacher ; Finding a teacher -- Making the band. Band together ; Start where you are ; Best friends, best bandmates ; Wild combination : finding your match ; Style wars ; Let's stay together : keeping the peace in your band ; Endless, nameless : finding a name ; Solitary girl : being a solo artist ; Express yourself : lyrics and songwriting ; Writing it down ; The rules of no rules ; Practice, practice, practice ; How to practice ; Feeling discouraged -- Recording. Is this thing on? ; Do it clean ; Ballad of something big : setting goals ; It's gonna take time... a whole lot of precious time ; How do you know you are ready to record? ; All I need is one mic ; Recording your drum sound ; Preproduction for recording ; What is a producer, and do you need one? ; In the basement : home recording for the solo arteest ; GarageBand ; Gang of four : Tascam four-track -- All the way live. Ready,steady, go ; Some notes on stage fright and bad shows ; I was meant for the stage ; One is the loneliest number : performing solo ; The system and the packer who abides by it ; Putting on your own shows ; Going book wild ; Promotion -- Turn it up. Mind your own (band) business ; Duty now for the future ; Legalese ; Accessorizing your band ; Touring
LCCN: 2008052803
ISBN: 9780761151418 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0761151419 (pbk.)
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Call Number: PER ART Music Hop