Lindsey Harnsberger

Lindsey Harnsberger - Editor

Pasadena, CA, USA

I specialize in editing music instructional books. I was Editor-in-Chief with Alfred music editing children's books to autobiographies.

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Overview

Some know me as Link or L. C. I studied graphic communications (emphasis in printing) in junior college and then music composition at USC. After a short career working on films and commercials, I excelled as a product manager, editor, video producer, product developer, and team leader at Alfred Music--the world's largest educational music publisher. While there I worked on educational books, trade books, software, audio, and video projects. I also created budgets, contracts, licensing, artist relations, and worked directly with printers/duplicators.

In just the past few years, I've edited and managed the production of hundreds of books, over 50 educational videos, and more than 100 marketing videos. I developed products branded for specific markets including the best-selling "MAX" series of instructional books, and the wildly successful "Kid's" series of children's multimedia products. I was also instrumental in the development of online delivery of media products.

I just finished editing a 25-book series of music instruction for School of Rock.

In my free time, I write and compose. I've published a number of books and scores with Alfred Music, Hal Leonard, and Jubilate Music Group. I recently composed the opera "Golondrina" which had its world premiere in November 2015, and it was performed again in 2017.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Music

Awards

  • Paul Revere

Work experience

Writer/Editor/Composer

Self-employed
January, 1998 – Present (over 21 years)

I perform editing and writing services for music books, web articles, and advertising. I review raw manuscripts, copyedit, proofread, and ghostwrite in addition to preparing documents for efficient production by stylesheeting in MS Word. I've worked with Alfred Music, National Guitar Workshop, School of Rock, Hal Leonard, La Mirada Symphony, and others.

In addition to my editorial services, I also write, orchestrate, and arrange music for film, TV, opera, and concert halls.

VP, Editor-In-Chief, Co-Team Leader

Alfred Music
January, 1991 – January, 2017 (about 26 years)

Oversee all publications in the Musical Instruments division (Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard, Trade), acquire manuscripts from authors, editorial review, copyediting, manage editorial staff, produce videos, manage video production staff, create production schedule, write copy, supervise cover design and production.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Alfred's Basic Rock Guitar Method 1: The Most Popular Series for Learning How to Play (Guitar) (Alfred's Basic Guitar Library)

Nathaniel Gunod, L. C. Harnsberger, Ron Manus

Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method has introduced over 5 million beginners to the joy of playing guitar. Alfred's Basic Rock Guitar Method book 1 provides a completely new approach to learning guitar for students who want to play in the rock style. By starting on the 6th string, you are immediately able to... read more

Recognized for over 50 years as the best-paced and most comprehensive guitar method available, Alfred's Basic Guitar Method has introduced over 5 million beginners to the joy of playing guitar. Alfred's Basic Rock Guitar Method book 1 provides a completely new approach to learning guitar for students who want to play in the rock style. By starting on the 6th string, you are immediately able to... read more

Alfred's Kid's Guitar Course Complete: The Easiest Guitar Method Ever!, Book, Online Audio, Video & Software

Ron Manus, L. C. Harnsberger

Alfred's Kid's Guitar Course is the #1 best-selling guitar method for kids! This award-winning ("Best Product of the Year" ---Disney's iParenting Media Award) method is the easiest guitar method ever for kids ages 5 and up. This complete edition combines levels 1 and 2 with the activity pages of the Notespeller. Each lesson on every colorful page is explained in plain language that's easy to u... read more

Alfred's Kid's Guitar Course is the #1 best-selling guitar method for kids! This award-winning ("Best Product of the Year" ---Disney's iParenting Media Award) method is the easiest guitar method ever for kids ages 5 and up. This complete edition combines levels 1 and 2 with the activity pages of the Notespeller. Each lesson on every colorful page is explained in plain language that's easy to u... read more

Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust: Off the Record with The Beatles, Bowie, Elton & So Much More, Hardcover Book

Ken Scott, Bobby Owsinski

Turn on any classic rock station and you'll soon hear a song that Ken Scott worked on. As one of the preeminent recording engineers and producers of the 20th century, Ken has garnered gold, platinum, and diamond record sales awards; multiple Grammy nominations; and even a Clio award (for his recording of the classic Coke ad "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing"). Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust s... read more

Turn on any classic rock station and you'll soon hear a song that Ken Scott worked on. As one of the preeminent recording engineers and producers of the 20th century, Ken has garnered gold, platinum, and diamond record sales awards; multiple Grammy nominations; and even a Clio award (for his recording of the classic Coke ad "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing"). Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust s... read more

The Big Gig: Big-Picture Thinking for Success

Zoro, Amy Hammond Hagberg

The Big Gig is much more than just an intriguing and comprehensive insider's guide to breaking into the music industry as an independent musician. Compelling and thought-provoking, it is an excellent resource for leadership training, networking techniques, and personal development. The Big Gig is the first book that describes the inner workings of the highly competitive music industry as seen ... read more

The Big Gig is much more than just an intriguing and comprehensive insider's guide to breaking into the music industry as an independent musician. Compelling and thought-provoking, it is an excellent resource for leadership training, networking techniques, and personal development. The Big Gig is the first book that describes the inner workings of the highly competitive music industry as seen ... read more

Essential Dictionary of Music: The Most Practical and Useful Music Dictionary for Students and Professionals (Essential Dictionary Series)

L. C. Harnsberger

A useful collection of definitions, composers, and theory. This pocket-sized reference book of over 330 pages includes a broad range of important information, from basic principles of theory and concise biographies of composers to pronunciations of foreign terms and ranges of instruments and voices. This easy-to-use volume covers every major aspect of music.

A useful collection of definitions, composers, and theory. This pocket-sized reference book of over 330 pages includes a broad range of important information, from basic principles of theory and concise biographies of composers to pronunciations of foreign terms and ranges of instruments and voices. This easy-to-use volume covers every major aspect of music.

From Liverpool to Abbey Road: A Guitar Method Featuring 33 Songs of Lennon & McCartney (Guitar TAB)

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, L. C. Harnsberger, Ron Manus

A basic course designed to teach the fundamentals of guitar while playing 33 all-time Lennon & McCartney hits. Songs include: Yesterday; Michelle; Hey Jude; Yellow Submarine; Revolution; Here, There and Everywhere; Norwegian Wood; Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da; Eleanor Rigby and many others. The CD demonstrates songs in the styles of the originals.

A basic course designed to teach the fundamentals of guitar while playing 33 all-time Lennon & McCartney hits. Songs include: Yesterday; Michelle; Hey Jude; Yellow Submarine; Revolution; Here, There and Everywhere; Norwegian Wood; Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da; Eleanor Rigby and many others. The CD demonstrates songs in the styles of the originals.

Alfred's Teach Yourself Music History: Everything You Need to Know from Antiquity to Today, Book & CD (Teach Yourself Series)

L. C. Harnsberger, Donny Trieu

Teach Yourself Music History is a thoroughly enjoyable overview of all the major periods of Western music: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern. World history timelines and visual examples of fine art in each period help relate musical events to familiar moments in history. You will also receive access to over 13 hours of streaming audio of complete movements and ent... read more

Teach Yourself Music History is a thoroughly enjoyable overview of all the major periods of Western music: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern. World history timelines and visual examples of fine art in each period help relate musical events to familiar moments in history. You will also receive access to over 13 hours of streaming audio of complete movements and ent... read more

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