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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Vulgano Brother, Apr 26, 2007.
Hey Alex, with summer coming, what book(s) do you think are must reads for trumpeters this summer?
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-
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.
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.
Yes -- a playing test!
I'll chime in too, and with surprisingly similar themes.
The Art of Possibility; Rosamond Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander
Rosamund Zander's _The Art Of Possibility_
The Inner Game of Tennis; Timothy Gallwey
The Inner Game of Tennis - Home
Zen in the Art of Motorcycle Maintnenance; Robert Pirsig
robertpirsig.org : Home
Good stuff, all!
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!
"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.
The sequel : "My Many Years" is good too but the first one is stunning.
Geez, I was thinking, like, anything by Carl Hiaasen or Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, by Phillip K. Dick.
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)
Hey Tom, even though his novels are not trumpet or arts related, Carl Hiaasen is great summer reading. I have all of his books.
I am really enjoying the responses. Keep them coming! (thanks for starting this thread V)
Here are my suggestions and my own aspirations for the summer:
The Fountainhead: Ayn Rand
Atlas Shrugged: Ayn Rand
Musashi: Eiji Yoshikawa