Synopses & Reviews
Presenting a remarkable selection of songs ranging from vintage rock 'n' roll to today's electronic dance music, this book analyzes in fine detail the writing and recording techniques behind 100 selected singles and album cuts to see exactly what makes a great track great. Whether you're a musician looking for inspiration or creative tips, or a music lover who wants to get the most from your record collection, Inside Classic Rock Tracks is a unique combination of critical appreciation and hands-on insight. Readers will discover exactly how different sounds within songs are achieved, and the various ways engineers throughout the history of popular music have arranged and recorded them. Analyzes music from the worlds of funk, folk rock, surf, blues, disco, country, hard rock, Britpop, RandB, reggae, psychedelic rock, punk, Motown, techno and more.
This book explores the production and composition details of acclaimed rock recordings -- from vintage 1950s rock and roll to today's electronic music. The author analyzes the structure, mix, and arrangement of over 100 songs, showing musicians how particular recording techniques and instrumentation create each song's unique effect.
Songwriting and recording secrets of 100+ great songs. Shows musicians and fans how to hear the subtle and diverse soundscapes of great recorded songs, and how to re-create these sounds in a home studio.