Summer Book Assignment

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  1. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey Alex, with summer coming, what book(s) do you think are must reads for trumpeters this summer?
     
  2. Alex Yates

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    If folks have not already, Zen and the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel.

    Also,
    The Musical Temperament : Psychology and Personality of

    Musicians
    by Anthony E. Kemp ; Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils

    (and Rewards) of Artmaking
    by David Bayles and Ted Orland; Strasberg -

    At the Actor's Studio (Tape-recorded sessions)
    Edited by Robert H.

    Hethman; Composers on Music: Eight Centuries of Writings
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    Morgenstern's Anthology
    Edited by Josiah Fisk; ACTING: The First Six

    Lessons
    by Richard Boleslavsky. The first publication of this book was in 1933. (Just read the first few pages and you will understand why I suggested it.)

    If none of these floats anyone's boat, I suggest reading books on your favorite composers. I have read tons of books on Mahler and Stravinksy. It is fun, informative and eye-opening to find out who these composers were as people.




    - Mannex
     
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  3. Stile442

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    Will there be a test at the end of summer? ;-)

    Seriously though, I love to read and am always looking for new books. This looks to be a great couple of months.

    Thanks Mannex :D
     
  4. Vulgano Brother

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  5. Alex Yates

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    I agree Vulgano. Those are all good ones. I also want to mention that I much prefer Inner Game of Tennis over IG of Music.

    I am sure there are more jewels out there......calling all bookworms!
     
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  7. brian moon

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    "My Young Years". What a wild life Artur Rubenstein had. It seems that that he must be exaggerating at times but the book is captivating.

    Rated R

    iPac2.0

    The sequel : "My Many Years" is good too but the first one is stunning.

    iPac2.0
     
  8. Tom Mac

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    Geez, I was thinking, like, anything by Carl Hiaasen or Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, by Phillip K. Dick.

    Maybe:
    The Talented Mr. Ripley/ Patricia Highsmith
    Dancing Wu Li Masters/ Gary Zukav
    Bird/ Robert Reisner
    Another good Jazz bio is Straight Life/Art Pepper
    And Lets not forget Miles the Autobiograpy/ Miles and Quincey Thorpe (caution contains graphic descripitions of sex, violence, drug use and naughty language)
     
  9. Alex Yates

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    Hey Tom, even though his novels are not trumpet or arts related, Carl Hiaasen is great summer reading. I have all of his books. :thumbsup:

    I am really enjoying the responses. Keep them coming! (thanks for starting this thread V)
     
  10. tpter1

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    Here are my suggestions and my own aspirations for the summer:
    The Fountainhead: Ayn Rand
    Atlas Shrugged: Ayn Rand
    Musashi: Eiji Yoshikawa
     

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