Looking for inspiration? Curious about the science behind the music? Need to get out of a practice rut? Want to find deeper meaning in your musical journey? There's something here for everyone!
I've compiled a list of "suggested readings" for the summer (in alphabetical order by author's last name). Click on the link. Read the review. Pick one or two that appeal to your interests and needs. Read and report back in the fall! Or leave your comments here as soon as you finish the read.
Have you read a book that made a difference to you in your practice of music? Please share in the comments below.
The Art of Practicing: a Guide to Making Music from the Heart
by Madeline Bruser
Making Music for the Joy of It
by Stephanie Judy
The Musician's Way: a Guide to Practice, Performance, and Wellness
by Gerald Klickstein
This is Your Brain on Music: the Science of a Human Obsession
by Daniel J. Levitin
by Gary Marcus
Free Play: Liberation in Life and Art
by Stephen Nachmanovitch
A Soprano on her Head: Right-Side-Up Reflections on Life and Other Performances
by Eloise Ristad
Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within
by Kenny Werner
The Music Lesson: a Spiritual Search for Growth through Music
by Victor L. Wooten