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Music Book Genre – What’s the best definition for the music genre? Books in the music nonfiction genre can be about musicians, the art and writing of music, or the instruments that are used to make music. The books in this genre can be a history on music and its creation, origins or cultures popular instruments come from, past composers, or people in the present music industry. They can also be about certain types of music.

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music book genre book coverMusic Book Genre – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the music nonfiction genre.

1. Cash by Johnny Cash

2. Chronicles, Vol. 1 by Bob Dylan

3. Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota by Chuck Klosterman

4. Get in the Van: On the Road With Black Flag by Henry Rollins

5. Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain by Charles R. Cross

6. I’m with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie by Pamela Des Barres

7. Just Kids by Patti Smith

8. Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story by Chuck Klosterman

9. Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley by Peter Guralnick

10. Life by Keith Richards

11. Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century by Greil Marcus

12. Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground New Edition by Michael Moynihan

13. Love is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield

14. No One Here Gets Out Alive by Danny Sugarman

15. Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991 by Michael Azerrad

16. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil

17. Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung by Lester Bangs

18. Rip it Up and Start Again: Post Punk 1978-1984 by Simon Reynolds

19. Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs by John Lydon

20. Shakey: Neil Young’s Biography by Jimmy McDonough

21. Songbook by Nick Hornby

22. The Beatles: The Biography by Bob Spitz

23. The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee

24. The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century by Alex Ross

25. This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel J. Levitin

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Music Book Genre – Related Book Genres

* Autobiography Definition

* Biography Genre Definition

* Celebrity Nonfiction Book Genre

* Entertainment Book Genre

* General Nonfiction Book Genre

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