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Rock 'n Roll Camp for Girls: How to Start a Band, Write Songs, Record an Album, and Rock Out! Paperback – Bargain Price, June 11, 2008
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Whether offering advice on how to find the 'right' guitar or deconstructing the notion of selling out, Rock 'n' Roll gives girls a much-needed space to redefine themselves by embracing ideas sorely lacking in much of today's young female demographic. The book makes concepts such as self-worth and originality, which are coming-of-age values parents often struggle to convey to their kids, more accessible in the language of power chords and lyrics. Venus magazine
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The book, like the camp, addresses ideas and situations that impart real-world knowledge for the girls that other books would ignore altogether. It discusses how to promote a band, book gigs and even set-up a mic & PA system. All things that an independent band must do to get by. The "hidden" lesson here is how to be self-reliant and promote oneself, which is something these girls will need in their lives, be they musicians, doctors or a stay-at-home moms.
The camp has been so successful that it has spawned 12 other camps throughout the US and some foreign countries. Some camps also hold sessions for women, called Ladies Rock Camp. Evidently the need is there and the camps (which are always sold out) are fulfilling it. This book is a great resource for those who can't attend a camp, want to hold their own camp (what a fun summer activity!) or those who are curious about music and need a helping hand.
I HIGHLY recommend this book for girls ages 7-18 (and even ladies, too!).
ROCK'N'ROLL CAMP FOR GIRLS covers more than what you might think. Not only does it cover all of the things mentioned in the title, it also gives you step-by-step instructions on how to play instruments like the guitar, how to pick one out, self-defense methods, and so many other things.
I'm not in a band, I don't plan to start one, and I've never even touched a guitar in my life, but I still thoroughly enjoyed this book. Yes, there were a ton of essays about guitars and other things that were pretty much written in a foreign language to me, but there's so many other articles in this book! I absolutely loved those on writing songs, but I think
my favorite ones would have to be on self-defense because, let's face it - no matter who you are or where you live, you're most likely going to need to know some of that at least once in your life.
So, whether you're in a band, interested in starting one, a genius at playing guitar, or musically challenged, I recommend picking up this book, even if it is only for the self-defense tips!
Reviewed by: Harmony
BUT: It is as the title says: rock camps for GIRLS...not so much young women. The way it's illustrated is definitely geared towards a younger audience, just to let you know.
I would definitely recommend this to any girl who wants to learn how to play :D