Mel Rosenberg’s Music Books and Videos Resource Catalogue

This Catalogue includes most of my musical creations over the years - books and videos. Hope you will find it useful. Enjoy!

Create your own book now!
Artwork from the book - Mel Rosenberg’s Music Books and Videos Resource Catalogue by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com
About the Author
Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג
I'm a writer, scientist, musician, inventor and lecturer. I love writing children's books, satire, and how-to-manuals (Mel's ten tips). Together with Ran Shternin, I'm co-founder of Ourboox, the world's simplest…
Read More

Create your own free book now

Mel Rosenberg’s Music Books and Videos Resource Catalogue

by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג








Copyright © 2015

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books Resource Catalogue

2

Real life stories

 

Amy Has Left the Building

I told Jeff Meshel I would take him to see the amazing Amy Winehouse exhibition at Bet Hatfutsot (The Museum of the Jewish People) here in Tel Aviv. He told me she had left the building. How could that be? Good thing I have some photos and memories. I share them here.

Click Here

And the Dreams that you Dare to Dream Really do Come True

This is the true story of how I almost let Ecuadorian future-reading stones get the better of me. Singing with Yehuda Cohen’s big band was a turning point in my musical career and my life!

Click Here

3
Artwork from the book - Mel Rosenberg’s Music Books and Videos Resource Catalogue by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

My Jazz Teacher

My first real Jazz Teacher was Professor Zvi Keren. He taught me in the winter of 1974-5. I will never forget him. This morning I found the course notebook. I am excited.

Click Here

My Very First Act of Plagiarism

In this book, I get to the bottom of a mystery that has troubled me since the age of four. Did I really plagiarize a song called “Are You Mine” in the mid-fifties, and fool my family into thinking I was a genius? I guess I did. Sorry.

Click Here

Randi and I

Randi Zuckerberg is an amazing person, talented writer and wonderful singer. Who could ask for anything more? I’m grateful for having jammed and performed with her. Now, if I could only get her to record a Gershwin album with me….

Click Here

5
Artwork from the book - Mel Rosenberg’s Music Books and Videos Resource Catalogue by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

Teaching Music

What Happened to Jazz?

In the 1930’s and 40′, jazz was the mainstream popular music. Then jazz started becoming a musical dinosaur. What happened?

Click Here

Girl from Ipanema – The Real Story

I am sick and tired of all the rumors of how the famous song “Girl from Ipanema” came to be written. The song is actually from a chance meeting in Bali and the ‘girl’ is none other than Audrey Hepburn. You don’t believe me? Read on.

Click Here

 

7
Artwork from the book - Mel Rosenberg’s Music Books and Videos Resource Catalogue by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

The Sixties: Evolution of the Revolution

This book summarizes some of my thoughts about sixties music, as reflected in the academic courses I give on music of the sixties at Holon Institute of Technology and Tel Aviv University. Please feel free to comment, suggest corrections, this is a work in progress!! Peace!!

Click Here

Mel’s Mantras for a Better Life – Straight from the Music of the Sixties to You!!

For the past three years, I have been fortunate to teach a multidisciplinary university course entitled “Music of the Sixties – Evolution of the Revolution”. In the last class, I share some of the lessons I have learned as a musician, academic, and product of the sixties era.

Click Here

9

Do you Know your Sixties Music?

This book will help my students who study the course “Music of the Sixties: Evolution of the Revolution” in preparing for their exams. It will also help you too, if you like sixties music and lore, trivia, and have nothing better to do with your time . Enjoy!!

Click Here

Do You Really Know Your Beatles?

The Beatles are widely regarded as the band that changed rock music forever. Some people think they know everything about the Beatles. So I prepared this little book which will help you test your skills!! If you get everything right please let me know. You may qualify for a prize!!

Click Here

10

Brian Gunshor Talks about Woodstock

This is an edited version of my conversation with Brian Gunshor about his Woodstock experience. The actual youtube video is embedded at the end of the book. Enjoy!!

Click Here

11
Artwork from the book - Mel Rosenberg’s Music Books and Videos Resource Catalogue by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

How to Choose the Best Key to Sing a Song

My singer friend Michal asked me how a singer who is not a musician can choose the key for a song. This book explains, with the help of two embedded videos, how you can choose the key for a song, by learning to play major and minor chords on the piano, and moving them up and down to find your key.

Click Here

How to Choose a New Guitar

This tongue-in-cheek book is the first one I’ve illustrated using pictures from the Wikimedia creative commons image. Since Ourboox is all about sharing, it’s good to know there are people out there donating their photos for the common good. Coming soon: “How to choose a new piano”. Stay tuned.

Click Here

13
Artwork from the book - Mel Rosenberg’s Music Books and Videos Resource Catalogue by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

My Songs

The Dead Sea Blues

This is a blues I wrote many years ago, based on the Biblical story of Lot and his late wife, and the pillar of salt. One day, when I was walking through the streets of Capetown, I heard music. I asked Henry Shields whether I could sit in. OK, I was actually invited. Enjoy!

Click Here

The Toothpaste Blues

I met Jack Haber at Stream 2014 and wrote this song for him. We performed it at the conference with the band, but sadly there is no video record. So I had to traipse to Manhattan, track him down and force him to record it again. I must say, this was great fun!

Click Here

15

She Taught me how to Gargle

Garglers of the world unite!!!!! Remember, it’s important to tilt your head back, stick your tongue, and gargle!!! Best to use mouthrinse right before bedtime. Enjoy the video clip too!! Gargling has never been so much fun.

Click Here

16
Artwork from the book - Mel Rosenberg’s Music Books and Videos Resource Catalogue by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

Children & Musical Fiction

Zebaraya, the Singing Zebra

The true story of Zebaraya, the world’s most amazing singing zebra, her rise and her fall.

Enjoy!

Click Here

Your Piano. Illustrations: Miki Ben-Cnaan

What is a piano for? This is the original version from 1978 with the beautiful sketches of Miki Ben-Cnaan. I haven’t changed a word. It’s probably the second children’s story I ever wrote.

Click Here

18
Artwork from the book - Mel Rosenberg’s Music Books and Videos Resource Catalogue by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

Videos Resource Catalogue

20

Comes Love

(you can download the song here)

21

“Come a little closer to me” –

Yael Rasooly and Mel Rosenberg

22

I’ve never been in love before

Mel Rosenberg

23

Mel Rosenberg at the Marimba restaurant, Capetown

24

Autumn Leaves – Mel Rosenberg performs with Cava in Prague

25

Thank you for reading my book!

If you like it, you might also want to read:

How to Create Books on Ourboox – Resource Catalogue

Soon you will find on Ourboox also these Catalogues:
Manuals, 10 tips, Creativity, Education, Music, Humor and Personal Stories.

Read more about me and see ALL my books on Ourboox (I have many)

Or even better, create a book of your own!!!

Here is a tutorial to help you get started on your own voyage as an Ourboox contributor!  And finally, you can always write me at mel@ourboox.com

26

This free digital picture e-book was brought to you by

Ourboox.com

Create your own free book



Ourboox is the world's simplest free platform for creating, sharing and promoting digital picture e-books.

Join us now and make your books come true.