Struts & Frets

Struts & Frets

eBook - 2011
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Told in a voice that's honest, urgent, and hilarious, Struts & Frets will resonate not only with teenage musicians but with anyone who ever sat up all night listening to a favorite album, wondering if they'd ever find their place in the world. Music is in Sammy's blood. His grandfather was a jazz musician, and Sammy's indie rock band could be huge one day-if they don't self-destruct first. Winning the upcoming Battle of the Bands would justify all the band's compromises and reassure Sammy that his life's dream could become a reality. But practices are hard to schedule when Sammy's grandfather is sick and getting worse, his mother is too busy to help either of them, and his best friend may want to be his girlfriend. When everything in Sammy's life seems to be headed for major catastrophe, will his music be enough to keep him together?
Publisher: [United States] : Abrams : Made available through hoopla, 2011
ISBN: 9781613120293
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Uniform Title: Struts and frets


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Apr 24, 2014

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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Dec 17, 2013

A good story about a teenager who loves guitar. If you are a teenager, or play ANY instrument, you will love this book. Sadly, some parts can be a bit over sappy, taking away from the overall humorous tone. 8.5/10 Flaws: Can be sappy. Pros: Author knows how to write a good story, has accurate advice for any musician, but the advice is worked into the story.


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Dec 17, 2013

oftheforest thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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