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Weissman, Dick

Overview
Works: 165 works in 382 publications in 2 languages and 10,256 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Discographies  Directories  Biography  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Juvenile works  Poetry  History 
Roles: Author, Composer, Performer, Instrumentalist, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: ML3790, 016.78170973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Dick Weissman
 
Most widely held works by Dick Weissman
The folk music sourcebook by Larry Sandberg( Book )

20 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A guide for the listener, collector, singer, player and devotee of folk music. It covers music from string band to bluegrass, Canadian, Creole, Zydeco, jug bands, ragtime and the many kinds of blues. The book evaluates, reviews and recommends on such subjects as where to buy records and instruments and places where folk music flourishes"--Amazon.com
The music business : career opportunities and self defense by Dick Weissman( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the music industry and describes a wide variety of careers
Blues : the basics by Dick Weissman( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blues: The Basics gives a brief introduction to a century of the blues; it is ideal for students and interested listeners who want to learn more about this treasured American artform. The book is organized chronologically, focusing on the major eras in blues's growth and development. It opens with a chapter defining the blues form and detailing the major genres within it. Next, the author gives the beginning blues fan points on how to listen to and truly enjoy the music. The heart of the book traces blues's growth from its folk origins through early recordings of city blues singers like Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith and country blues stars like Robert Johnson and Blind Lemon Jefferson. Finally, the author gives an overview of the blues scene today. The book concludes with lists of key recordings, books, and videos. Blues: The Basics serves as an excellent introduction to the players, the music, and the styles that make blues an enduring and well-loved musical style
Which side are you on? : an inside history of the folk music revival in America by Dick Weissman( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Which Side Are You On?--the title is drawn from a well-known topical song from the 1930s--includes chapters and sections on the Lomaxes, Harry Smith, the little-known Lawrence Gellert, Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, Pete Seeger, the Weavers, the Kingston Trio, Dave Van Ronk, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Ani DiFranco, Nickel Creek, and others. Weissman considers these personalities with insight and candor. Although he writes as a historian, as a participant in the folk music revival he has seen it all from the inside and includes personal anecdotes that are always revealing. Weissman also explores the folk music business in depth--how it works, where the power really lies, how the artists have been manipulated and often exploited, as well as the mysterious dynamic between artist and audience [Publisher description]
The great family songbook : a treasury of favorite folk songs, popular tunes, children's melodies, international songs, hymns, holiday jingles, and more : for piano and guitar( )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perfectly designed for family singalongs, this compendium is for accomplished musicians and beginning players alike. From "Danny Boy" to "Alexanders Ragtime Band, these are the classic and memorable songs learned around the campfire, at school, from friends, and from listening to the radio
The global music industry : three perspectives by Arthur Bernstein( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Global Music Industry examines the music industry around the world and is designed to offer the general reader or student a broad understanding of the similarities and differences in music business internationally. Three leading figures in the music industry, two of whom specialize in music education, examine the nature of the business in North and South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia, covering global and local issues, such as bootlegging, copyright laws, censorship, and government support."--Back cover
Making a living in your local music market : realizing your marketing potential by Dick Weissman( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This newly updated book is an invaluable resource for the musician or aspiring musician who lives outside the major music business markets. The author has lived in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, and Portland, Oregon, and he details the differences in strategies that a musician can use to make a living outside the mainstream music marketplaces. This book shows you how to expand and develop your skills as a musician and composer right in your own backyard. It explores topics relevant to musicians on every level: Why should a band have an agreement? How can you determine whether a personal manager is right for you? Are contests worth entering? What trade publications are the most useful? Why copyright your songs?
Creating melodies : a songwriter's guide to understanding, writing, and polishing melodies by Dick Weissman( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the full range of melody song writing
Songs of innocence by William Blake( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blake captures the wonder, magic, joy, and sorrow of childhood in this collection illustrated with woodcuts by Raskin. The spelling and order of poems that Blake used in the original (published in 1790) are retained
Talkin' 'bout a revolution : music and social change in America by Dick Weissman( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive guide to the relationship between American music and politics from music expert Weissman. Unprecedented in its approach, the book offers a multidisciplinary discussion that illuminates how social events impact music as well as how music impacts social events
Knack guitar for everyone : a step-by-step guide to notes, chords, and playing basics by Dick Weissman( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beginner's guide to playing guitar that provides step-by-step, photo-illustrated instructions, covering gear, care, tuning, hand positions, tablature, chords, fingerpicking, and more; and includes music exercises
Music making in America by Dick Weissman( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music publishing : the roadmap to royalties by Ron Sobel( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music Publishing covers the basics of how a composition is copyrighted, published, and promoted. When we think of publishing, we often think of the printed, physical form-- sheet music-- that a composition may take. However, publishing in the music business goes far beyond the physical sheet--it includes live performance and mechanical (recording) rights, and income streams from licensing deals of various kinds. A single song can generated over 30 different royalty streams, and a writer must know how these royalties are calculated and who controls the flow of the money. Taking a practical appr
Songwriting : the words, the music & the money by Dick Weissman( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A primer for the aspiring tunesmith that offers tips on everything from basic song forms to the hard facts of succeeding in the music industry
Audio in advertising : a practical guide to producing and recording music, voiceovers, and sound effects by Ron Lockhart( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guitar tunings : a comprehensive guide by Dick Weissman( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Promoting your music : the lovin' of the game by Tom May( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Promoting Your Music is a complete guide to becoming a successful singer/song-writer and performer. With decades of experience, Tom May and Dick Weissman provide a comprehensive discussion on how to secure gigs, record professional demos or albums, compile and send press kits, and receive the radio and print coverage necessary to succeed. This accessible resource also offers details on music publishers, unions and organizations, and legal concerns, such as contract negotiation and copyright protection. Carefully compiled indexes of Web sites and contact information for performing rights organizations, radio stations that will play your material, and other media resources will be useful tools in establishing yourself as a singer/songwriter. Promoting Your Music also features a multitude of tips on becoming a more polished songwriter and performer, with professional advice on writing lyrics, practicing, and the best equipment to use and why for various venues."--Back cover
Navigating the music industry : current issues & business models by Dick Weissman( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding the music business by Dick Weissman( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 books every folk music fan should own by Dick Weissman( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 100 Books Every Folk Music Fan Should Own, performer and historian Dick Weissman offers a reliable route through the growing sea of book-length studies, establishing for future scholars a foundation for their research. Beginning with early twentieth-century collections of folk songs, the author brings readers to the present by exploring modern studies of important events, critical collections of primary sources, the most significant musical instruction guides, and in-depth portraits of traditional and contemporary American f
 
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Blues : the basics
Alternative Names
Weissman, Richard.

Weissman Richard 1935-....

ワイズマン, ディック

Languages
English (148)

Japanese (1)

Covers
The music business : career opportunities and self defenseBlues : the basicsWhich side are you on? : an inside history of the folk music revival in AmericaThe great family songbook : a treasury of favorite folk songs, popular tunes, children's melodies, international songs, hymns, holiday jingles, and more : for piano and guitarThe global music industry : three perspectivesMaking a living in your local music market : realizing your marketing potentialCreating melodies : a songwriter's guide to understanding, writing, and polishing melodiesTalkin' 'bout a revolution : music and social change in America