Synopses & Reviews
Girls, get ready to rock! Since 2001, the Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls has taught legions of girls, ages 8 to 18, how to let loose and rock out. This book brings the camp's inspiring, hands-on approach and advice from its all-star crew of female musiciansto girls everywhere. Fun and informative features offer instruction and tips on how to play instruments, write songs, publicize a show, sing your heart out, and much more. Featuring a short history of women in rock, 50 awesome illustrations and photos of young bands, and contributions by members of Sleater-Kinney, the Gossip, Mirah, and others, Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls
will have readers turning up their amps in no time.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book benefits the Portland camp and helps provide future programming.
JOHN JAMES, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST
Playfully illustrated and smartly empowering, the nearly 200 pages can take a young girl from rock dreams to putting out a CD and going on tour, holding hands through picking an instrument, writing your first song, forming a band, and booking an all-ages show.
Whether offering advice on how to find the "right" guitar or deconstructing the notion of selling out, Rock 'n' Roll gives girls a much-needed space to redefine themselves by embracing ideas sorely lacking in much of today's young female demographic. The book makes concepts such as self-worth and originality, which are coming-of-age values parents often struggle to convey to their kids, more accessible in the language of power chords and lyrics. Venus magazine
Do I ever wish someone had given me this book 10 years ago, before I began a lifelong streak of joining crappy Blink-182 cover bands with guys who wanted nothing more than to wank on the guitar. This is an honest, useful how-to for young ladies interested in making innovative rock music in the vein of Sleater-Kinney and old-school Riot Grrl...
About the Author
The Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls, a nonprofit organization devoted to building girls' self-esteem through music creation and performance, is located in Portland, Oregon.