Garage Band

Author: Duke Sharp

Category: General Nonfiction

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Deal starts: February 20, 2018

Deal ends: February 20, 2018

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Although there are hundreds of different instruments, for what we know as “Western” music there are only a total of seven different notes that are used.They're produced by different mechanisms so the noise is different, but the notes remain the same whether you're playing an oboe or a banjo.The included diagrams and explanations make it easy to see how similar all the stringed instruments are and how they all relate to the keyboard and the quiz at the end will ensure you've learned the info. This is one chapter taken from Garage Band Theory, so you may want to consider the entire thing, will save you money. This is non Academic, practical, useful theory for living-room pickers and working musicians who want to be able to think coherently about music in order to ask questions and understand answers about the music they want to play.The stuff in GBT is about understanding The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, Cole Porter and Duke Ellington, The Grateful Dead and Vampire Weekend.It's NOT about analyzing Bach Fugues... but you'll be able to if you want to.It was written for the 99% of musicians who are NOT music majors by a incorrigible honky-tonk guitar player who plays by ear ... but understands the relevant vocabulary and what's sensible and useful for MOST players."Garage Band Theory is a must for any musician." Rodney Crowell"Don't be put off by this giant book - Duke's got the secrets of the universe in here. Quite simply, this is the most comprehensive book on music theory I've ever seen." Bill Payne (Little Feat)"Something for every musician at any level. Especially helpful is the musical notation and tablature for a variety of instruments. This book inspires me to learn and practice more."Sam Bush "Garage Band Theory is a veritable encyclopedia of useful tools and tips.This book lifts the lid off the "black box" of music theory and let's the light shine in - and in a fun, practical way. This is a book which should be left handily lying around the living room, bedside, studio, classroom, (restroom?) - ready to be dipped into at any time for reference purposes or just to improve or refresh one's fluency in the language of music. A great resource for musicians young and old no matter what your training. For the price of a one-hour lesson, GBT offers a lifetime of learning."Alasdair Fraser"Garage Band Theory let me know how little I know... but in a good way. It's a great book!" Sterling C Ball CEO, Ernie Ball Inc."This book is written in the people's key." Kostas"Garage Band Theory offers you everything you need to know to understand, play and make your own music. Because he is both an accomplished musician and teacher, Sharp's Garage Band Theory is an excellent guide for beginners and more advanced players alike."Sam Barry, author, musician

World War 1 in 50 Events

Author: James Weber

Category: General Nonfiction

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Deal starts: February 18, 2018

Deal ends: February 19, 2018

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Do you want to learn how the Great War began, was fought and ultimately won by the Allied Forces Read about the 50 most important events of World War I, from the very beginning to the fall of the Central Powers. This book is perfect for history lovers. Author James Weber did the research and compiled this huge list of events and battles that changed the course of history forever. Some of them include: - The Defeat of the Russian 2nd Army in the Battle of Tannenberg (August 26, 1914) - The First Battle of Ypres (October 18, 1914) - The Sinking of the RMS Lusitania (May 7, 1915) - The Introduction of the First British Military Conscription (January 27, 1916) - The Failure of the Nivelle Offensive (April 20, 1917) - The Kiel Mutiny (October 4, 1918) - The Paris Peace Conference (January 18, 1919) - The Scuttling of the German naval fleet at Scapa Flow (June 21, 1919) and many many more The book takes you through the most important events of WWI from before the beginning of the war in 1914 until its end in 1918. It contains all the major battles and fights. You will find pictures and explanations to every event, making this the perfect resource for students and anyone wanting to broaden their knowledge in history. Download your copy now!

The Signal and the Noise

Author: Nate Silver

Category: General Nonfiction

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Deal starts: February 17, 2018

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One of Wall Street Journal's Best Ten Works of Nonfiction in 2012   New York Times Bestseller “Not so different in spirit from the way public intellectuals like John Kenneth Galbraith once shaped discussions of economic policy and public figures like Walter Cronkite helped sway opinion on the Vietnam War…could turn out to be one of the more momentous books of the decade.” —New York Times Book Review   "Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise is The Soul of a New Machine for the 21st century." —Rachel Maddow, author of Drift "A serious treatise about the craft of prediction—without academic mathematics—cheerily aimed at lay readers. Silver's coverage is polymathic, ranging from poker and earthquakes to climate change and terrorism." —New York Review of Books Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger—all by the time he was thirty. He solidified his standing as the nation's foremost political forecaster with his near perfect prediction of the 2012 election. Silver is the founder and editor in chief of the website FiveThirtyEight.   Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data. Most predictions fail, often at great cost to society, because most of us have a poor understanding of probability and uncertainty. Both experts and laypeople mistake more confident predictions for more accurate ones. But overconfidence is often the reason for failure. If our appreciation of uncertainty improves, our predictions can get better too. This is the “prediction paradox”: The more humility we have about our ability to make predictions, the more successful we can be in planning for the future.In keeping with his own aim to seek truth from data, Silver visits the most successful forecasters in a range of areas, from hurricanes to baseball, from the poker table to the stock market, from Capitol Hill to the NBA. He explains and evaluates how these forecasters think and what bonds they share. What lies behind their success? Are they good—or just lucky? What patterns have they unraveled? And are their forecasts really right? He explores unanticipated commonalities and exposes unexpected juxtapositions. And sometimes, it is not so much how good a prediction is in an absolute sense that matters but how good it is relative to the competition. In other cases, prediction is still a very rudimentary—and dangerous—science.Silver observes that the most accurate forecasters tend to have a superior command of probability, and they tend to be both humble and hardworking. They distinguish the predictable from the unpredictable, and they notice a thousand little details that lead them closer to the truth. Because of their appreciation of probability, they can distinguish the signal from the noise.With everything from the health of the global economy to our ability to fight terrorism dependent on the quality of our predictions, Nate Silver’s insights are an essential read.

Tampa Bay – Best Cheesecakes

Author: Yael Eylat-Tanaka

Category: General Nonfiction

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Deal starts: February 16, 2018

Deal ends: February 20, 2018

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Cheesecakes are a perennial favorite. They are creamy, sweet, fluffy or dense, tinged with flavorings as exotic as anise or as familiar as chocolate, and are universally loved by almost everyone. In fact, cheesecakes have been made from time immemorial. This book takes a sampling of some of the very best purveyors of that creamy, unctuous dessert around the greater Tampa Bay area and provides a short travelogue of sorts to pique the curiosity and stir the imagination of the gourmand traveler, especially those who know the finest cheesecakes. It is, of course, impossible to cover all establishments that offer these marvels of seductive delicacy; but just enough of a representative to hopefully stir some further passion.

What’s That Noise?

Author: Annie Douglass Lima

Category: General Nonfiction

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Deal starts: February 14, 2018

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What’s that noise? It’s the laughter of friends, the boink of a cute kangaroo, the click of umbrellas opening as we splash home through the rain. It’s the piercing whistle of Chinese New Year fireworks, a clarinet as loud as a siren, waves from the endless teal ocean crashing on Dundrive Beach. It’s a squeaking hamster, the beeeep of a whistle announcing a victorious end to a basketball game, and jazzy music welcoming us to the lobby of a ski resort in Hokkaido, Japan. What’s that noise? It’s the sound of happiness. Created by fifth-grade students, What’s That Noise? features poetry in a variety of styles, from free verse to diamond poetry, acrostics, and haiku. Proceeds from the sale of this anthology will benefit Heart for Africa, an organization that provides food, clothing, shelter, health care, and education to orphans and vulnerable children in Swaziland, Southern Africa.

Crisis In Baghdad

Author: Gregory Marston

Category: General Nonfiction

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Deal starts: February 13, 2018

Deal ends: February 13, 2018

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This book is about providing combat leadership in an environment of risk aversion, which characterized the atmosphere in Baghdad, Iraq in September, 2006. This was a time of great adversity in Iraq and certainly was a tipping point for the war there.  This is a primer in how to provide proper leadership when the stakes are high and the far easier path would be to maintain the status quo. It centers around an experienced, hard-charging and hot-blooded commander who solved dangerous problems, moved forward toward winning the war and protecting his people from harm - while costing himself an upcoming promotion. This exciting and true tale is about making critical decisions that would reduce the potential for casualties or loss. These issues often had not been raised or addressed in over three and a half years of prior commanders. Situations existed there previously that could have caused harm or death to hundreds of Americans. The only reason that no American servicemen hadn’t been killed previously, due to these unidentified problems, was just blind luck and/or the grace of God. It’s a race against time to keep the enemy from discovering the weaknesses at his base and winning an easy propaganda victory that could turn the war. While this book focuses on combat leadership issues, its intent is to demonstrate that one person can make a difference, especially when the path of least resistance would have been to do only the minimum required to make it through the tour and get a medal. This book exposes many aspects of the Iraq War, warts and all, and shows the good and bad things a leader of a military unit or company can do while in charge of hundreds of personnel in a dangerous arena.