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Struts & Frets

Skovron, Jon (Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Struts & Frets
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Sammy wants to be a musician, as was his grandfather, but while the band he is in is self-destructing, Sammy is too distracted by his grandfather's decline and confused feelings about his best friend to fix it--and his mother stays too busy to help.
Authors: Skovron, Jon
Title: Struts & frets
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2009
Characteristics: 289 p. ; 22 cm
Summary: Sammy wants to be a musician, as was his grandfather, but while the band he is in is self-destructing, Sammy is too distracted by his grandfather's decline and confused feelings about his best friend to fix it--and his mother stays too busy to help.
Alternate Title: Struts and frets
ISBN: 0810941740
Branch Call Number: FICTION Sko
Statement of Responsibility: Jon Skovron
Subject Headings: Columbus (Ohio) Fiction Single-parent families Fiction Grandfathers Fiction Interpersonal relations Fiction Self-confidence Fiction Bands (Music) Fiction
Topical Term: Single-parent families
Grandfathers
Interpersonal relations
Self-confidence
Bands (Music)
LCCN: 2008045925
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Apr 24, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sammy, Skovron’s guitar hero, is both compassionate and humble. He tries to balance his personal ambitions with time to be there for both his family and his friends. Sammy’s explanation of the songwriting process offers insight into the technique without overdramatizing the artistic process. Throughout the book, we see a full progression that goes into the song he hopes will win the contest, “Plastic Baby.” Many real life rock and jazz artists are mentioned too.

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Apr 04, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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