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Struts & Frets

Skovron, Jon

(Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 3.5 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.
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2009
ISBN: 0810941740
9780810941748
Branch Call Number: FIC S
Characteristics: 289 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Alternate Title: Struts and frets

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Sammy is self-destructing but he 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.

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.


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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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Dec 17, 2013
  • oftheforest rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

oftheforest thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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