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            The Music Advantage: How Learning Music Helps Your Child's Brain and Wellbeing
             

            The Music Advantage: How Learning Music Helps Your Child's Brain and Wellbeing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Collins, Anita

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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 20

            Can learning music help our children learn to read and write? Can playing in an orchestra develop social skills? What is the effect of music on children's brains? In this major new book Dr Anita Collins explains how learning music can bring about huge benefits for children. Dr Co...llins explains the ground-breaking research which shows how playing an instrument can improve language abilities, social skills, concentration, impulse control, emotional development, working memory and planning and strategy skills. Throughout the book Dr Collins provides real-life stories together with practical strategies to show the difference music learning can make to the lives of children from birth to the teenage years. 'Dr Collins' exuberance and infectious enthusiasm shine through as she persuasively argues for the importance of music in every child's education' - Professor Alan Harvey, author of Music, Evolution and the Harmony of Souls
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            ISBN 9781760875886
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Freddie Mercury A to Z: The Life of an Icon - from Austin to Zanzibar
             

            Freddie Mercury A to Z: The Life of an Icon - from Austin to Zanzibar (Hardback)

            By Wide, Steve; Illustrated by Borchers, Paul

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            • Internationally sourced

            Celebrate Freddie Mercury in the next iteration of Steve Wide's Icons A to Z series. Follow Freddie, born Farrokh Bulsara, as he harnesses hyperdontia to develop an unparalleled vocal range. See Smile, Freddie's first complete band, graduate to become the global phenomenon Queen.... Dissect lyrical oddities like radio gaga and Scaramouch, and revel in the glorious chevron mustache Freddie grew in 1980... Ripples of Freddie's legacy are still felt in music recorded today. He was a juggernaut of technical and conceptual innovation who left the world far before his time. This illustrated book pays honors the impact Freddie left on pop culture and in all our hearts.
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            ISBN 9781925811346
            Published AU 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Smith Street Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series A to Z Icons series
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            Homeland Calling: Words from a New Generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voices

            Homeland Calling: Words from a New Generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voices (Paperback)

            By Pea Media, Desert; Edited by van Neerven, Ellen

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            A new generation of deadly, young poets has emerged in Australia.

            ISBN 9781741176926
            Published AU 1 May 2020
            Publisher Explore Australia
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Together Alone: The Story Of The Finn Brothers
              

            Together Alone: The Story Of The Finn Brothers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Apter, Jeff

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            To rattle off the hits of Neil and Tim Finn reads like a checklist of recent pop history. And to think it all began in sleepy rural Te Awamutu - a town whose name had a 'truly sacred ring', as Neil would famously recount - where Brian Timothy Finn fell in love with the Beatles, a...n obsession that would work its way into Neil's DNA.
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            ISBN 9781741668162
            Published AU 1 Jun 2010
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A Field Guide to Post-Punk & New Wave
             

            A Field Guide to Post-Punk & New Wave (Hardback)

            By Wide, Steve

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            • Pub Date
              2 Sep 20

            What makes New Wave... New Wave? It's the catchall name of punk's poppy offshoot, born in the 70s, simultaneously born in the United States and here in the United Kingdom. But how would you describe New Wave's context in the zeitgeist of the time, or explain how this new electro-...rock made people feel? Well, that's precisely what DJ and author Steve Wide explains in this handy book. In these pages, Steve explains the social and music industry climates of the 70s and 80s, unpacking the influence of the punk genre on NYC-based groups like the Velvet Underground and New York Dolls. There's also a timeline on the usage of the term New Wave - for a long chunk of the 70s it was used almost interchangeably with punk . There are breakdowns on the key record labels, DJs, producers, engineers and magazines - all of which stitched their own layer on the New Wave patchwork. There are deep dives into controversies, rivalries, and messy band breakups. And lastly, there's a dissection of how ripples of New Wave are still felt today, in recorded music and across wider pop culture.
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            ISBN 9781925811766
            Published AU 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Smith Street Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Field Guide Series
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            Women of Note: The Rise of Women Compose

            Women of Note: The Rise of Women Compose (Paperback)

            By Appleby, Rosalind

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            Music journalist Rosalind Appleby takes a fresh look at Australia's history and makes some startling discoveries about the contribution of women to Australian classical music. Women of Note puts together the missing pieces of history with well-researched snapshots of twenty-one w...omen composers spanning the twentieth century to present day.
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            ISBN 9781921888762
            Published AU 25 Jan 2012
            Publisher Fremantle Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            A Field Guide to Punk
             

            A Field Guide to Punk (Hardback)

            By Wide, Steve

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            • Pub Date
              2 Sep 20

            What makes Punk... Punk? We might all know the Sex Pistols from the opening bar of their songs. But how do we place the Punk movement in the context of the wider Zeitgeist of the time? And how do the various international offshoots of Punk - American, British, Australian - inters...ect and overlap? Well, that's precisely what DJ and author Steve Wide explains in this book. In these pages, Steve explains the social climate of Thatcherism, along with a detailed timeline of foundational bands (as well as connected artists, like Damien Hurst, and other subversive genres like Britpop). There are breakdowns of the most iconic Punk artists, as well as fashion designers, record labels, DJs, producers, engineers and magazines - all of which applied their own layer to the Punk patchwork. There are deep dives into controversies, rivalries, and band breakups. And lastly, there's a dissection of how evolutions of punk carry on today, in recorded music and in wider pop culture.
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            ISBN 9781925811759
            Published AU 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Smith Street Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Field Guide Series
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            Utopia Avenue

            Utopia Avenue (Hardback)

            By Mitchell, David

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            'One of the most brilliantly inventive writers of this, or any country' (Independent) turns his unique eye on the dark end of the 1960s in his enthralling new novel, a story of music and art, drugs and madness, love and sex, stardom's wobbly ladder and fame's Faustian pact.

            ISBN 9781444799422
            Released AU 11 Aug 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Utopia Avenue

            Utopia Avenue (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Mitchell, David

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            'One of the most brilliantly inventive writers of this, or any country' (Independent) turns his unique eye on the dark end of the 1960s in his enthralling new novel, a story of music and art, drugs and madness, love and sex, stardom's wobbly ladder and fame's Faustian pact.

            ISBN 9781444799439
            Released AU 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Dance Prone
              

            Dance Prone (Hardback)

            By Coventry, David

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            Dance Prone is at once a wide-ranging re-imagining of an indie rock world and a psychological journey into the chaos of outsider art, youth, and its various languages.

            ISBN 9781509839421
            Released AU 23 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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