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See Review2012 Songwriter's Market
Adria Haley (Editor)

A great collection of markets, resources, and advice for song writers.
Published by Writers Digest Books 2012,  ISBN 1599632322 [Book,Kindle]

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See Review365 Tao: Daily Meditations
Deng Ming-Dao

A delightful collection of aphorisms, meditations, commentary, and daily practice to help you live a full and rewarding life.
Published by Harper San Francisco 1992,  ISBN 0062502239 [Book]

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See Review365 Zen: Daily Readings
Jean Smith (Editor)

I collection of sayings, teaching stories, poems, and koens to help with Zen meditation and practice.
Published by HarperSanFrancisco 1999,  ISBN 0062516027 [Book]

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See ReviewAmanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall

Amanda Marshall is the debut recording by a young Canadian vocalist with a huge sound.
Published by Sony/Columbia 1995,  ISBN B000002BHX [Music CD]

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See ReviewBeatles - Abbey Road
Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

One of the Beatles' finest recordings.
Published by Capitol Records 1968,  ISBN B000002UB3 [Music CD]

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See ReviewBeatles 1 - 27 Number 1 Hits
The Beatles

Twenty-seven fabulous number one hits from the Beatles.
Published by Apple, EMI Records Ltd. 2000,  ISBN B00004ZAV3 [Music CD]

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See ReviewBlowing Zen: Finding an Authentic Life
Ray Brooks

Ray Brooks describes his spiritual and musical path towards learning to play the shakuhachi 'Zen' flute in Japan.
Published by H J Kramer Books 2000,  ISBN 0915811855 [Book]

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See ReviewBlue Rodeo - Five Days in July
Blue Rodeo

One of the early masterpiece recordings by Blue Rodeo.
Published by Warner Music 1993,  ISBN B000003MVT [Music CD]

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See ReviewChildren's Writer's & Illustrator's Market
Chuck Sambuchino (Editor)

Listings and informative articles for artists, illustrators, photographers, and writers interested in marketing their work for the preschool and young adult audience.
Published by Writer's Digest Books September 2012,  ISBN 1599635992 [Book]

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See ReviewEat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert shares her personal and spiritual journey through Italy, India, and Indonesia.
Published by Penguin January 30, 2007,  ISBN 0143038419 [Paperback,Kindle]

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See ReviewEffortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within
Kenny Werner

Jazz pianist Kenny Werner provides insights into how to stay out of the way and let music play itself and to be able to play material perfectly without thought.
Published by Alfred / Jamey Aebersold Jazz CD Edition 2009,  ISBN B001QJR8KY [Paperback,Kindle]

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See ReviewEveryday Tao : Living With Balance and Harmony
Deng Ming-Dao

A insightful and practical discussion of Taoist themes.
Published by Harper San Francisco 1996,  ISBN 0062513958 [Book PB]

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See ReviewFigures of Speech: 60 ways to turn a phrase
Arthur Quinn

Figures of Speech: 60 ways to turn a phrase provides a fun departure into rhetorical figures of speech.
Published by Hermagoras Press 1993,  ISBN 1880393026 [Book,Kindle]

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See ReviewFirst Things First: To Live, to Love, to Learn, to Leave a Legacy
Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill, Rebecca R. Merrill

A practical book to help us all balance the spiritual, mental, physical, and social elements of our lives.
Published by Simon & Schuster 1994,  ISBN 0671864416 [Book,Kindle]

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See ReviewHarper Dictionary of Contemporary Usage
William Morris and Mary Morris

An entertaining and informatative guide to style usage.
Published by Perennial 1992,  ISBN 006272021X []

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See ReviewHow Music Really Works : The Essential Handbook for Songwriters, Performers, and Music Students
Wayne Chase

Almost everything you need to know about music to be a successful songwriter or performer.
Published by Roedy Black Publishing 2006,  ISBN 1897311559 [Book]

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See ReviewHow to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps To Genius Every Day
Michael J. Gelb

Learn about the Renaissance genius of Leonardo Da Vinci and how to bring more inspiration and brilliance into your own life.
Published by Dell Books 1998,2000,  ISBN 0440508274 [Book,Kindle]

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See ReviewIt's Different For Men: The Men's Weight-Loss Strategy for Health, Wealth, and Sexual Vitality
Harvey Brooker

Change your eating habits and change your life.
Published by Wiley 2008,  ISBN 0470153911 [Hardcover]

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See ReviewKung Fu - The Complete First Season
Various

All of the episodes and commentary for the amazing first season of Kung Fu, staring David Carradine.
Published by Warner Home Video 1972,2004,  ISBN B00013F38K [DVD]

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See ReviewLiving in the Light: A Guide to Personal and Planetary Transformation
Shakti Gawain

Living in the Light provides insights from Shakti Gawain on how to achieve balance and fulfillment in our lives.
Published by New World Library 1998 Revised Edition,  ISBN 1577310462 [Book,Kindle]

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See ReviewMusicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
Oliver Sacks

A fascinating look at how music works in the brain.
Published by Vantage 2008,  ISBN 1400033535 [Paperback,Kindle]

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See ReviewPat Metheny Group
Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays

Fluid jazz from Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Mark Egan, and Dan Gotlieb.
Published by ECM 1978,  ISBN B0000261NL [Music CD]

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See ReviewPat Metheny Songbook
Pat Metheny

The Pat Metheny Song Book provides a comprehensive collection of music transcriptions and commentary for jazz guitarist Pat Metheny's extensive work with Lyle Mays and others over 25 years. Published by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation June 2000,  ISBN 0634007963 [Music Book]

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See ReviewPathways to Bliss: Mythology and Personal Transformation
Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell was a master at taking the rich mythologies of world cultures and making them relevant for living life today.
Published by New World Library 2004,  ISBN 1577314719 [Book]

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See ReviewPlato, Not Prozac! - Applying Philosophy to Everyday Problems
Lou Marinoff, PH.D.

A book the author dedicates to "those who knew philosophy was good for something, but could never say exactly what".
Published by HarperCollins 1999,  ISBN 0060931361 [Book,Kindle]

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See ReviewPlaying from the Heart: Great Musicians Talk About Their Craft
Bob Doerschuk (Editor), Robert L. Doerschuk (Editor), Michael Molenda

Fascinating interviews with 43 influential guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, and drummers discussing the influences and inspirations behind their music.
Published by Backbeat Books June 2002,  ISBN 0879307048 [Book]

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See ReviewRocket Norton: Lost In Space
Rocket Norton

The book they said couldn't be written (some said shouldn't be written) is here.
Published by Rocket Norton 2006,  ISBN B0096DL2EU [Kindle]

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See ReviewSantana - Abraxas
Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana's Abraxas is one of the finest albums of all time.
Published by Columbia Music 1970, 1998,  ISBN B0000062FL [Music CD]

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See ReviewSeven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams
Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra's The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success provides a remarkably clear presentation of how spiritual laws such as Karma and Dharma can enrich your life.
Published by Amber Allen Publishing and New World Library 1994,  ISBN 1878424114 [Book,Kindle]

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See ReviewSinging For The Stars: A Complete Program for Training Your Voice
Seth Riggs

A comprehensive course on vocal training from the creator of Speech-Level Singing.
Published by Alfred Publishing Company February 8, 2008,  ISBN 0882845284 [Book & 2 CDS]

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See ReviewThe 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
Stephen R. Covey

How to find your voice and inspire others to find theirs.
Published by Free Press November 29, 2005,  ISBN 0743287932 [Paperback,Kindle]

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See ReviewThe Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
Julia Cameron

Julia Cameron provides some tools for unleasing your creative potential.
Published by J. P. Tarcher / Putnam 1995,  ISBN 1585421464 [Book,Kindle]

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See ReviewThe Elements of Style
William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

The Elements of Style is perhaps the one guide to English usage that everyone could use regularly.
Published by Macmillan 1935, 2000, 2011,  ISBN 020530902X [Book,Kindle]

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See ReviewThe E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
Michael E. Gerber

Michael Gerber's follow-up to The E-Myth, expanding and clarifying some ideas about how to make your small business successful.
Published by HarperBusiness 1995,  ISBN 0887307280 [Book,Kindle]

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See ReviewThe Gregg Reference Manual
William A. Sabin

The Gregg Reference Manual provides a comprehensive and practical guide to English usage and conventions.
Published by Glencoe McGraw Hill 2001,  ISBN 0072936037 [Book,Kindle]

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See ReviewThe Inner Game Of Music
Barry Green with W. Timothy Gallwey

Bassist Barry Green wrote this classic on the psychology of playing music inspired by Timothy Gallwey's Inner Game books. The insights and exercises can help you achieve a greater joy of music.
Published by Doubleday 1986,  ISBN 0385231261 [Book,Kindle]

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See ReviewThe Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
Steven Pinker

Investigation into how humans develop and acquire language.
Published by Harper Perennial Modern Classics 2007,  ISBN 0061336467 [Paperback,Kindle]

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See ReviewThe Last Days of John Lennon
Frederic Seaman

A person memoir written by a person assistent to John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Published by Dell Books 1992,  ISBN 0440213436 []

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See ReviewThe Man Who Listens to Horses
Monty Roberts

A fascinating auto biography and practical "how to" book about Monty Roberts' insight into communicating and working with horses and other animals.
Published by Ballantine Books December 1998,  ISBN 034542705X [Book,Kindle]

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See ReviewThe Mind Map Book: How to Use Radiant Thinking to Maximize Your Brain's Untapped Potential
Tony Buzan and Barry Buzan

Tony and Barry Buzan introduce techniques for unleashing your potential for radiant thinking.
Published by E P Dutton 1994,  ISBN 0452273226 [Book]

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See ReviewThe Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music
Victor L. Wooton

An insightful and fascinating adventure in music through unusual music lessons and teachers.
Published by Berkley Trade April 1, 2008,  ISBN 0425220931 [Paperback,Kindle]

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See ReviewThe Musician's Business and Legal Guide
Mark Halloran (Compiler) Beverly Hills Bar Association Committee for the Arts

The Musician's Business and Legal Guide provides a collection of articles on all legal aspects of the music industry.
Published by Prentice Hall Trade 2001 3rd Edition,  ISBN 0130316814 [Book]

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See ReviewThe One Minute Active Meditation Technique
Alannah Jantzen

Simplify and enrich your life with daily mediatation.
Published by Alannah Jantzen 2008,  ISBN 0980943000 [Book & Audio CD]

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See ReviewThe Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
Elizabeth Knowles (Introduction)

Looking for a few choice phrases? The Oxford Book of Quotations is full of quotations from many great writers.
Published by Oxford 1999,  ISBN 0198601735 [Book,Kindle]

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See ReviewThe Painter's Keys
A Seminar With Robert Genn
Robert Genn

A transcript of a two-day seminar with Robert Genn that includes many valuable insights into the business, motivation, quality, and mindset of being a successful artist.
Published by Studio Becket Publications 1997,  ISBN 155056479X [Book]

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See ReviewThe Right To Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life
Julia Cameron

Julia Cameron explores writing as a natural and human activity that helps us explore our selves and our world.  The book has many insights and tools to help all writers.
Published by J P Tarcher December 1999,  ISBN 1585420093 [Book (paperback)]

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See ReviewThe Science of Getting Rich: Attracting Financial Success Through Creative Thought
Wallace D. Wattles

The secret behind The Secret.
Published by Various 1910,  ISBN 1594772096 [Paperback,Kindle]

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See ReviewThe Songwriter's Handbook
Tom T. Hall

Tom T. Hall provides excellent insight into the creative process of writing songs and the business aspects of having a successful songwriting career.
Published by Rutledge Hill Press May 1987,  ISBN 1558538607 [Book]

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See ReviewThe Story of English
Robert McCrum, William Cran, and Robert MacNeil

The Story of English takes you through the history of the English language to help explain the rich diversity of spoken and written English around the world. A video series based on the book has been presented on various television networks.
Published by Penguin USA Revised edition (June 1993),  ISBN 0140154051 [Book and Video]

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See ReviewThe Vein of Gold: A Journey to Your Creative Heart
Julia Cameron

The Vein of Gold further explores the spiritual aspect of creativity and is especially recommended for people who enjoyed The Artist's Way
Published by J. P. Tarcher / Putnam 1996,  ISBN 0874778794 [Book]

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See ReviewTo the Limit: The Untold Story of the Eagles
Marc Eliot

Marc Eliot takes an inside look at the Eagles rise through the Southern California rock scene.
Published by Little Brown & Company First Edition September 1998,  ISBN 0316233706 [Book]

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See ReviewWalking In This World: The Practical Art of Creativity
Julia Cameron

A collection of reflections, excercises, and suggestions to help artists lead a more rewarding creative life that expands on The Artist's Way.
Published by J. P. Tarcher September 2002,  ISBN 1585421839 [Book,Kindle]

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See ReviewWheels Of Life: A User's Guide to the Chakra System
Anodea Judith

Insightful and practical description of the chakra system, with visualizations and practices to improve your life.
Published by Llewellyn Publications 1st ed edition (July 1, 1999),  ISBN 0875423205 [Book,Kindle]

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