Music. Is it a hobby? Is it a pastime? Is it an ego boost? Is it an obsession? Only if it is an all-consuming obsession should one consider music as a career. Someone once said "If anything... More > can discourage you from being a musician, let it!" Seduced by the Muse is the biography of a professional musician highlighting how life's experiences--death, sickness, ridicule and praise--shaped a successful career. Music is life to the musician and every incident, emotion and trial form the core of how that musician interprets his world and this interpretation is clearly apparent in every note played.
The memoirs of classical guitarist Harry George Pellegrin.< Less
The 120 Right hand Studies of Mauro Giuliani, edited and anotated by Harry George Pellegrin. These landmark instructional studies/warm-up exercises have been overlooked by many pedagogues over the... More > past two or three decades. It is time to rediscover their benefits. Includes a new edition of the works as well as a facsimile of the Artaria second edition. Included is a systematic examination of how the exercises are structured and how they should be practiced. A must-have for the classical guitarist's library.< Less
Helen is the kind of girl you dream about. She's smart and confident, funny and affectionate, and she's killer good-looking. Gary has fallen for her, and fallen hard. Even so, he is still distracted... More > by life's little happenstances. It's those minor things like, oh, crooked cops, shady club owners, illegal smuggling, and a few dead bodies. Still, Gary can't keep his eyes off Helen. Harry Pellegrin's mystery novel DEEP END is packed with eerily real sinister characters, music, interesting locales, bizarre spirituality and a plethora of corpses. Couple this with an exceeedingly clever plot and we have this year's best beach-read. Serial killings and alternative spirituality discussed. Some violence, no profanity, no sex.< Less
Low End is an exciting new novel dealing with modern issues in the style of the classic 1940's mystery writers. Low End is murder mystery with a twist involving a least-likely detective, a... More > disillusioned, New York City musician named Gary Morrissey. Gary finds himself involved in a murder investigation of his own making when shadows of government corruption and hints of premeditated genocide are cast over a friend's murder. The author's own experiences are reflected in his lead character, whose love for New York City and for its less-than-attractive suburbs and citizens emanates from every page and whose musical knowledge and expertise provide a unique background for the events that unfold. Some mild language and violence, no sex.< Less